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WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/14 - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins, Dossett Heads to PIPPIN, DIRTY DANCING on Tour and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 26, 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: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU starts its fireworks show tonight on Broadway, the DIRTY DANCING tour kicks off in D.C., NEWSIES' John Dossett travels over to PIPPIN and more! (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins Previews Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU begins previews tonight, August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. (more...)

You Can't Take It With You: Designer Statements
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 25, 2014

Central to the comic plot of You Can't Take It with You are the eccentricities of the Sycamore family. The entire three-act play takes place in the house where this extended family lives in upper Manhattan. We wanted the audience to get the sense that this family doesn't quite conform to their surroundings from the moment they enter the theater, so, rather than a standard show curtain, they see the front porch of a fully three dimensional, faintly Victorian, turn-of-the-century house, flanked on each side by renderings of two relatively modern apartment buildings from the 1930s. Inspired by architectural 'holdouts' that are sprinkled throughout New York City, this image creates a stark contrast between the Sycamore house and the prevailing aesthetic of the rest of the neighborhood -- playfully hinting at the quirky family that the audience is about to meet. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Host Memorial for Legendary Actress Tana Hicken, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Everyman Theatre has announced that on Monday, September 15 at 7PM, actors, directors, designers, family members, friends, and audience members will gather at Everyman to remember the incredible life and work of actress Tana Hicken, who died August 17th at her home in Sparks, MD. (more...)

Message from Todd Haimes about You Can't Take It With You
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 22, 2014


Interview with Moss Hart's son, Chris Hart
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 22, 2014


Interview with Actor, James Earl Jones
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 20, 2014

Assistant Director of Education, Mitch Mattson, sat down with actorJames Earl Jones to discuss Jones's upcoming role as 'Grandpa' inYou Can't Take It With You. (more...)

Roundabout Blog - Designer Statements: You Can't Take It With You
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 18, 2014

David Rockwell - Set Design Central to the comic plot of You Can't Take It with You are the eccentricities of the Sycamore family. The entire three-act play takes place in the house where this extended family lives in upper Manhattan. We wanted the audience to get the sense that this family doesn't quite conform to their surroundings from the moment they enter the theater, so, rather than a standard show curtain, they see the front porch of a fully three dimensional, faintly Victorian, turn-of-the-century house, flanked on each side by renderings of two relatively modern apartment buildings from the 1930s. Inspired by architectural 'holdouts' that are sprinkled throughout New York City, this image creates a stark contrast between the Sycamore house and the prevailing aesthetic of the rest of the neighborhood -- playfully hinting at the quirky family that the audience is about to meet. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 15, 2014

The upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With begins previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. Check out the marquee below! (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Honor Diahann Carroll with 2014 Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that trailblazing actress Diahann Carroll will be the 2014 Diversity Award Honoree at the 8th Annual Pasadena Playhouse Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising event on Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon, Alison Bechdel, F. Murray Abraham & More Set for Public Theater's 2014 Fall Forum Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Public Theater announced the 2014 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only readings and discussions that connect dramatic literature to society. Celebrating its fifth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Victoria Clark Stars in ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN, Coming to Theaters 9/12
by Movies News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Coming to Village East Cinema Sept. 12-18 is award-winning and groundbreaking filmmaker Sharon Greytak's ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN (more...)

Off The Wall to Stage UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Underneath the Lintel's sole character-the Librarian-embarks on a quest to find out who anonymously returned a library book that is 113 years overdue. A clue scribbled in the margin of the book and an unclaimed dry-cleaning ticket take him on a mysterious adventure that spans the globe and the ages. Directed by Randy Kovitz and Cameron Knight. (more...)

The Old Globe's QUARTET Extends Through August 31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). By popular demand, it will now play through Sunday, August 31. Tickets for the extension will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, August 10 at 12:01 a.m. (more...)

Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

New York City Center's 2014-15 season features an exciting lineup of dance and musical theater that begins with the 11th season of City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. The Festival features 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, and will kick off in September with two free dance performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in association with The Public Theater, followed by five unique programs at City Center in October. The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, follows in November, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns for a month-long engagement in December. (more...)

Adopt a Kitten From Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You and The Humane Society of New York are pleased to announce a new partnership to support the adoption of kittens that will be used in the show. The kittens will be replaced periodically throughout the run as they outgrow their roles. (more...)

James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Alvin Ailey, American Ballet Theatre, Silva Dance and More Set for Career Transition For Dancers' 2014 Jubilee This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Leslie Uggams, Sierra Boggess and More Highlight Bay Area Cabaret's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, enters its 11th season this fall with a sparkling lineup at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room. The new season features a star-studded lineup of performers making their Bay Area Cabaret debuts, as well as the return of a few favorites. The season kicks off on Saturday, September 27, 2014 with a tribute to songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt), starring Mr. Schwartz, SNL's Ana Gasteyer, Broadway's Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. The season continues November 2 with Tony winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Beulah, Roots) and December 7 with Andrew Lloyd Webber protege and star of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera and Little Mermaid Sierra Boggess. (more...)

John Stamos to Guest Star on ABC's Fairytale Musical Series GALAVANT
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

ABC News has confirmed that the stage and screen actor has signed on to guest star on the network's upcoming fairytale musical series GALAVANT, hailing from Dan Fogelman, Alan Menken, and Glenn Slater. (more...)

Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. On August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)

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