J.M. Barrie News

Matthew Morrison Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/26Matthew Morrison Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Since bursting onto the Broadway scene, Matthew Morrison has been stealing the spotlight on stage and on screen. Best known as the lovable Spanish teacher turned glee club director on Fox's award-winning Glee, Morrison earned both a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination for his role as 'Will Schuester.'  (more...)

Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

?The public is invited to an Open House and Preview Event showcasing the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2016-2017 U.S. Bank Broadway Series on Sunday, May 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd. Visitors will be treated to live previews of FUN HOME and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER along with video previews from the other season shows.  (more...)

Season Tickets to 2016-17 Broadway Las Vegas Season at The Smith Center on Sale Next WeekSeason Tickets to 2016-17 Broadway Las Vegas Season at The Smith Center on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Season tickets for the highly anticipated 2016-2017 Broadway Las Vegas season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will be available for purchase beginning Monday, May 2. Sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores, the season will feature Tony Award-winning productions, Broadway smashes and first-ever national tours. For more information visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: World Premiere ELLA ENCHANTED Author Gail Carson Levine Illuminates Magical WorldsBWW Interview: World Premiere ELLA ENCHANTED Author Gail Carson Levine Illuminates Magical Worlds
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 26, 2016

On a Sunday morning at Milwaukee's Intercontinental Hotel, First Stage hosted a brunch featuring world premiere Ella Enchanted author Gail Carson Levine. Levine answered questions from her primarily youthful audience alongside Director John Maclay's warm hospitality to the delight of her fans. After a charming duet from the show sung by Taylor Kass and Cole Winston Ella and Prince Char in the Brilliant Cast on stage later that afternoon, the audience eagerly anticipated hearing from Levine. (more...)

Tarragon Announces RBC Emerging Playwright's Prize NomineesTarragon Announces RBC Emerging Playwright's Prize Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Tarragon Theatre has announced the six Canadian playwrights nominated for the RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright Prize, one of Canada's most prestigious prizes for new artists. The prize has a value of $8000 and includes a year's worth of dramaturgical support from Tarragon Theatre, as well as a public reading during the theatre's annual Play Reading Week. The winner will be announced in May, 2016. (more...)

Harris Yulin and Sheria Irving to Lead Project Shaw's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA This MayHarris Yulin and Sheria Irving to Lead Project Shaw's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season when it presents its 113th concert presentation with George Bernard Shaw's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA on Monday, May 23 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Marc Kudisch, Sally Ann Triplett & Alfie Boe Join FINDING NEVERLAND!Photo Flash: Marc Kudisch, Sally Ann Triplett & Alfie Boe Join FINDING NEVERLAND!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

FINDING NEVERLAND, the story of how Peter became Pan, celebrated the arrival of its three latest stars following the performance on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Three time Tony Award-nominee Marc Kudisch, Sally Ann Triplett, and Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe celebrated with the rest of the company over a slice of Neverland themed cake, courtesy of The Cake Boss. Check out a photo from the celebration below! (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Announces 2016-17 Essential SeriesTexas Performing Arts Announces 2016-17 Essential Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Texas Performing Arts continues to present world-class performances to The University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of the 2016/17 Essential Series. (more...)

BWW Interview: Man on the Move- Matthew Morrison Is Bringing His Act Back to NYC!BWW Interview: Man on the Move- Matthew Morrison Is Bringing His Act Back to NYC!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 18, 2016

It's been less than three months since Matthew Morrison departed FINDING NEVERLAND, and he's been going non-stop ever since. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights SeasonBlumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 9-15THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 9-15
by Nora Dominick - Apr 15, 2016

Haven't peeled your eyes away from the 'Hamiltome'? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alfie Boe in FINDING NEVERLAND!Photo Flash: First Look at Alfie Boe in FINDING NEVERLAND!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, the British tenor acclaimed for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in the widely watched 2010 25th anniversary special televised concert at London's O2 arena of LES MISERABLES, again in the West End's 2011 production, and in Broadway's current revival, recently took over the role of 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Boe in action! (more...)

Disney Developing Live-Action PETER PAN Remake with PETE'S DRAGON DirectorDisney Developing Live-Action PETER PAN Remake with PETE'S DRAGON Director
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

According to Deadline, Disney has tapped David Lowery to helm a live-action take on the beloved tale of PETER PAN. Toby Halbrooks will co-write the script, based upon the studio's 1953 animated film. (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Perform at MPAC, 5/20Matthew Morrison to Perform at MPAC, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Matthew Morrison, Broadway leading-man and star of the hit TV series Glee, comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $59 - $99. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at FACBWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at FAC
by Christi Esterle - Apr 10, 2016

Is there any staple of children's literature more existentially tragic than Peter Pan? Beneath the tale of the eternal boy who flies with faeries and battles with pirates lies a story about the bittersweet inevitability of growing old, and of a child destined to be forever left behind by a world that moves on without him. This underlying sadness is a key part of the fascination J.M. Barrie's work holds over the generations, and one which holds true in Rick Elice's play Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Broadway's FINDING NEVERLANDPhoto Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Broadway's Finding Neverland got a visit from Tinkerbelle the Dog dressed in her Tinkerbell costume. Check out photos below! (more...)

Central Mountain High School to Present PETER PANCentral Mountain High School to Present PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Fly away with us to Neverland at Central Mountain High School as they continue their year of adventures by presenting Broadway's classic, PETER PAN, April 14 through 17. (more...)

Official: Marc Kudisch Will Step Into FINDING NEVERLAND on April 12Official: Marc Kudisch Will Step Into FINDING NEVERLAND on April 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Tony-nominated Broadway favorite Marc Kudisch will step into the duo roles of Charles Frohman and Captain James Hook in the hit Broadway musical Finding Neverland, the story of how Peter became Pan, beginning Tuesday, April 12. As previously announced, ensemble member Paul Slade Smith will play both roles until Kudisch steps into role. For tickets and more information, please visit www.FindingNeverlandThe Musical.com. (more...)

Marc Kudisch Will Fly to FINDING NEVERLAND as the Next Captain HookMarc Kudisch Will Fly to FINDING NEVERLAND as the Next Captain Hook
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Kelsey Grammer recently took his final bow as Charles Frohman/Hook in Broadway's Finding Neverland on April 3rd. Grammer returned to the role on January 19th of this year after a brief hiatus. Paul Slade Smith will take over the role temporarily beginning this week. Sources have told us that Broadway favorite Marc Kusdisch will take on the role next, officially joining the company on April 12. (more...)

Emmy Winner Kelsey Grammer Ends Run in FINDING NEVERLAND TodayEmmy Winner Kelsey Grammer Ends Run in FINDING NEVERLAND Today
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Kelsey Grammer is taking his final bow as Charles Frohman/Hook in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND today, April 3rd. Grammer returned to the role on January 19th of this year after a brief hiatus. He originated the role when the production opened on Broadway in March of last year and garnered wide acclaim.  (more...)

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