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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...)

BroadwayHD bringt mit ROMEO & JULIET den Broadway erstmalig auf deutsche Kinoleinwände
by Iris Moebius - Mar 27, 2014

Zum ersten Mal seit 36 Jahren war Shakespeare's Klassiker Romeo und Julia live auf dem Broadway in einer beeindruckenden, modernen Produktion zu erleben. Unglucklicherweise ist New York fur viele deutsche Theaterliebhaber oft zu weit entfernt, aber wir haben jetzt die Chance dieses heiße Paar, Orlando Bloom und Condola Rashad, durch BroadwayHD einmalig auf deutschen Kinoleinwanden zu erleben. (more...)

Judy Kaye Replaces Jayne Houdyshell in Carnegie Hall's All-Star GUYS AND DOLLS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced that two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye will now play the role of General Matilda B. Cartwright, replacing previously announced actress Jayne Houdyshell, for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Kaye's career highlights include Tony Awards for her performances as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in The Phantom of the Opera and Nice Work If You Can Get It and Tony Award nominations for her roles in Mamma Mia! and Souvenir. (more...)

Lisa Kron and Jayne Houdyshell Set for IN THE WAKE Reading, Discussion at Barnes & Noble, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) will present an evening with acclaimed actor, playwright and a 1994 NYFA Fellow in Playwrighting Lisa Kron. Kron will sign discuss and read from her play In the Wake (published by Theatre Communications Group) on Monday, March 24th at 7:00 at Barnes and Noble at 150 East 86th Street. Joining Ms. Kron will be Jayne Houdyshell, who was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Kron's Tony nominated play Well. (more...)

Len Cariou & Lee Wilkof Join Cast of Carnegie Hall's GUYS AND DOLLS Concert; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced the complete cast for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, Applause, A Little Night Music) joins the cast as Arvide Abernathy along with Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof (Assassins, Little Shop of Horrors, Kiss Me Kate) as Harry the Horse. Members of the Mission Band joining Allison Blackwell (Agatha) are J.D. Webster (Calvin), Linda Mugleston (Martha), and Joseph Torello (Joseph). (more...)

Judith Ivey and Jayne Houdyshell Set for Panel at The Freeman Studio, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

This weekend, The Freeman Studio continues its popular series of free industry panels and talks in which distinguished theatre artists and executives are invited to explore a wide range of topics. (more...)

Arnie Burton & Robert Sella to Star in Red Bull's THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP; Performances Begin 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Red Bull Theater will present the 30th Anniversary Revival of Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep, starring Arnie Burton and Robert Sella, directed by Everett Quinton. The Mystery of Irma Vep will have scenic design by John Arnone, costume design by Ramona Ponce, lighting design by Peter West, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott. (more...)

Mark Wing-Davey Kicks Off Freeman Studio Panel Series Tonight with BEING ME, BEING YOU: ACTING, NEUROSCIENCE & THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

This weekend, The Freeman Studio continues its popular series of free industry panels and talks in which distinguished theatre artists and executives are invited to explore a wide range of topics. (more...)

Jayne Houdyshell, Judith Ivey & More Set for Freeman Studio's Upcoming Panels
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

This weekend, The Freeman Studio continues its popular series of free industry panels and talks in which distinguished theatre artists and executives are invited to explore a wide range of topics. (more...)

The Broadway Production of Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom Coming To Movie Theatres beginning February 13th
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 14, 2014


Breaking News: 'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater & KING LEAR with John Lithgow Set for The Public's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2014 free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 52-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature a comedy and a tragedy with Jack O'Brien directing MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and Daniel Sullivan directing KING LEAR. (more...)

Jayne Houdyshell, John Bolton, Christopher Fitzgerald & More Join Cast of Carnegie Hall's GUYS AND DOLLS Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced cast additions for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Cast additions include: John Bolton (A Christmas Story the Musical, Curtains) as Angie the Ox; Robert Clohessy (HBO's Boardwalk Empire) as Lieutenant Brannigan; Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys, Passing Strange) as Rusty Charlie; John Treacy Egan (The Producers,Sister Act) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson;Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein,Wicked) as Benny Southstreet; Jayne Houdyshell (Follies, Romeo and Juliet) as General Matilda B. Cartwright; and Steve Schirripa (HBO's The Sopranos) as Big Jule. Hot Box Girls include Jenny LaRoche, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Samantha Sturm, and Katie Webber; crapshooters are Stephen Carrasco, Taurean Everett, Michaeljon Slinger, Justin Urso, and Amos Wolff. The vocal ensemble is comprised of Cree Carrico, Christine DiGiallonardo, Timothy McDevitt, Max Miller, and Joseph Torello. Allison Blackwell is also featured as Agatha. The remaining cast will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet of ROMEO AND JULIET's Big Screen Premiere with Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The film just made its NYC premiere and BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet with Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad & More for ROMEO AND JULIET's Big Screen Premiere!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 06, 2014

The film just made its NYC premiere and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with stars Bloom, Rashad and more about the big event along with Broadway HD founders Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

LOOT Opens Tomorrow at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Red Bull Theater presents the Off Broadway revival of Loot by Joe Orton. Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger directs a company that includes Rebecca Brooksher (Fay), Eric Martin Brown (Meadows), Jarlath Conroy (McLeavy), Ryan Garbayo (Dennis), Rocco Sisto (Truscott), and Nick Westrate (Hal). Loot has scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, and sound design by Brad Berridge. Opening Thursday January 16th, this limited engagement continues through February 9th only at Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Orlando Bloom's ROMEO & JULIET Coming to Movie Theaters Nationwide This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Starring Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean) as Romeo and Condola Rashad (Smash, Sex and the City 2) as Juliet, the film has an exclusive run in movie theatres from February 13-19. (more...)

Laura Benanti's IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION Set for Catalina Bar & Grill Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti will make her Los Angeles solo concert debut in January. The show celebrates the West Coast release of her first album 'In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention,' which USA Today named 'Pick of the Week' and TV Guide called 'A must-have.' With musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, there will be one show only tonight, January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Cocktail and dinner service begin at 7pm. (more...)

Laura Benanti Plays Second Show at Catalina Bar & Grill Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

By overwhelming demand, Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced the addition of a second show as Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti makes her Los Angeles solo concert debut in January. The show celebrates the West Coast release of her first album 'In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention,' which USA Today named 'Pick of the Week' and TV Guide called 'A must-have.' With musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, there will now be two shows - tonight, January 8 and Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Cocktail and dinner service begin at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Draws the Curtain on 2013: This Year's Curtain Call Highlights - Part One
by Walter McBride - Dec 27, 2013

Today, check out part one of this year's curtain call highlights 2013, and catch up on anything that you might have missed within the last 12 months! (more...)

Laura Benanti Adds Second Show at Catalina Bar & Grill, 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

By overwhelming demand, Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced the addition of a second show as Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti makes her Los Angeles solo concert debut in January. The show celebrates the West Coast release of her first album "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention," which USA Today named "Pick of the Week" and TV Guide called "A must-have." With musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, there will now be two shows - Wednesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Cocktail and dinner service begin at 7pm. (more...)

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