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Photo Coverage: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Josh Groban, Katie Holmes & More Attend FINDING NEVERLAND Workshop!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 03, 2014

Looking much like an opening night, numerous boldfaced names were in attendance last week at a workshop for FINDING NEVERLAND, directed by Diane Paulas and starring Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly. It'll premiere at begins performances in July 2014 at the Loeb Drama Center at The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Featuring new songs by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, NEVERLAND previously held a workshop on August 26th, featuring Kelly, Jason Alexander, Brian d'Arcy James and Kathleen Chalfant. The new musical FINDING NEVERLAND premiered in Leicester on September 22., led by Julian Ovenden and Rosalie Craig. Adapted from the much-loved Oscar-winning Miramax film, FINDING NEVERLAND, this exquisite new production was brought to the Leicester stage by celebrated Oscar and Tony Award-winner Harvey Weinstein, with direction and choreography by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at Donmar Warehouse), a book by Allan Knee (Little Women on Broadway), and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominees Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. Escape to a wonderful world of enchantment with this musical tale of the life of playwright J.M. Barrie, and the inspiration behind his classic book, The Adventures of Peter Pan. With his last play a failure, James Barrie is crippled by writer's block and success seems like a far-away land. But then a chance encounter with widow Sylvia Llewellyn Davies and her four young sons sends his heart and imagination soaring, and their friendship gives birth to a magical tale that will live forever. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 3, 2014 - A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway, GUYS AND DOLLS at Carnegie and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 03, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: A RAISIN IN THE SUN, starring Denzel Washington, opens tonight on Broadway, and GUYS AND DOLLS plays in concert with an all-star cast at Carnegie Hall! (more...)

Taylor Swift & Bryan Cranston Attend FINDING NEVERLAND Workshop
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 02, 2014

A starry assortment of major Broadway and Hollywood names were on hand to attend the workshop performance of new musical FINDING NEVERLAND this week, a production spearheaded by producer and movie mogel Harvey Weinstein. (more...)

Taylor Swift to Collaborate with Harvey Weinstein on New Broadway Musical?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Could Taylor Swift be heading to Broadway? According to the Daily News, the songstress might have a new musical in the works. Swift was in attendance at a recent workshop of Finding Neverland, which is being produced by Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein admitted to DN that he'd love to collaborate with Swift, revealing:"There's a specific show I want her to write." (more...)

Diane Paulus-Helmed FINDING NEVERLAND World Premiere, New Play by Eve Ensler and More Set for A.R.T.'s 2014-15 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Managing Director William Russo, has announced its 2014/15 Season. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Comes to Alhambra, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

For the first time in its 48-year history the Alhambra Theatre & Dining in Jacksonville (FL) will perform The Color Purple. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2006, the show will open at the Alhambra today, March 26 and run through April 27, 2014. (more...)

John Carney's BEGIN AGAIN to Close 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, announced today that John Carney's comedy, Begin Again (formerly Can A Song Save Your Life?), starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, and Adam Levine, will close the 13th edition. (more...)

Chideo Announces Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/Chideo (charity + video), a new interactive voting, suggestion and video platform designed to mobilize the way consumers give to charity, today announced the inaugural members of its advisory board. The Chideo Advisory Board is a select group of industry luminaries who have committed to provide the company with additional expert knowledge in their respective fields, offer their unique perspectives and insights, and identify ways to maximize opportunities for Chideo through their individual networks. These advisors are: (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Comes to Alhambra, 3/26-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

For the first time in its 48-year history the Alhambra Theatre & Dining in Jacksonville (FL) will perform The Color Purple. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2006, the show will open at the Alhambra on March 26 and run through April 27, 2014. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 3/14/2014 - 3/14/2014
by BWW - Mar 09, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 3/14/2014 - 3/14/2014! (more...)

Harvard's Hasty Pudding Institute to Honor Film Producer David Heyman
by Movies News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Harvard's Hasty Pudding Institute will honor film producer David Heyman at the Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala on Monday, March 10 (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Nicole Kidman in New International Trailer for GRACE OF MONACO
by Movies News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Warner Bros has released a new international trailer of GRACE OF MONACO. Nicole Kidman stars as beloved movie star and real-life princess Grace Kelly in the upcoming biopic (more...)

Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly Set to Lead NYC FINDING NEVERLAND Workshop- Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, a workshop for the revamped version of FINDING NEVERLAND is set to take place in New York City this spring, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus. According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Broadway veteran and GLEE star Matthew Morrison is on board to lead the project opposite Laura Michelle Kelly. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Strong Performances Buoy Script in Epic's ASSISTANCE
by David De Almo - Feb 24, 2014

"Assistance" at Epic Theatre Company, which closed this weekend, had its shortfalls; however, it was still an engaging and energetic night at the theatre. (more...)

Jennifer Lawrence to 'Take Year Off from Hollywood'
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Harvey Weinstein shared that Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence plans 'to take year off from Hollywood' following a series of exhausting movies. (more...)

Bryan Cranston to Appear at ALL THE WAY Event 'AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT', 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The producers of All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, in association with The Exchange, announced today additional participants and a student ticketing policy for AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT: CONVERSATIONS ON ALL THE WAY. This event is a special day-long symposium that offers the public an in-depth exploration of the political and artistic sides of All the Way, the new play about Lyndon Baines Johnson's first year in office, which stars Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad') and is directed by Bill Rauch. (more...)

Harvey Weinstein Reveals CINEMA PARADISO Musical Plans & Talks Lloyd Webber Collaboration
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 17, 2014

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appears alongside Hollywood heavyweight George Clooney as well as internationally celebrated composer Andrew Lloyd Webber as part of a wide-ranging new interview roundtable and the noted producer reveals preliminary plans to musicalize a multi-award-winning property in the near future, CINEMA PARADISO. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Julian Ovenden Join Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Grammy Award-nominated singer and renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein, returns to Carnegie Hall with a special concert featuring a variety of love songs in celebration of Valentine's Day, tonight, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. He is joined by special guests Laura Osnes (Broadway's Cinderella, and Maria in Carnegie Hall's The Sound of Music) andJulian Ovenden (Season Four of PBS's Downton Abbey, the West End's Finding Neverland, and as John F. Kennedy in the 'Bombshell' production on NBC's Smash). (more...)

Broadway's ALL THE WAY Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The producers of All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle), are pleased to announce a student rush policy. (more...)

ALL THE WAY with Bryan Cranston Begins Performances on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, begins previews on Broadway today, Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. (more...)

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