Jim Henson News

Single Tickets for The Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Go on Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts -- home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater -- are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheCenterPresents.org. At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800. (more...)

Jay Leno, Cyrille Aimee, Sid the Science Kid and More Set for Stamford's Palace Theatre in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Stamford's Palace Theatre announces its 2014-2015 season, featuring artists from all genres. The season serves up an exceptional lineup of comedy, music, children's programming and holiday shows, suitable for patrons from 3 to 93. (more...)

DINOSAUR TRAIN: Classic in the Jurassic Special Debuts on PBS KIDS & DVD in August
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On Monday, August 18, PBS KIDS premieres “Classic in the Jurassic,” an all-new one hour special from The Jim Henson Company's hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN. (more...)

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia to Bring Eric Carle's Beloved Stories to Life in Atlanta, 8/5-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

In their first appearance at the Center, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings some of Eric Carle's beloved stories to life through the magic of blacklight and fanciful puppets. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" eats an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly, while high up in the sky "Little Cloud" playfully transforms into various shapes including a sheep, an airplane, a shark and more. (more...)

OBJECT OF HER AFFECTION to Play REDCAT, 7/30-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Part puppetry, part performance art, Marsian De Lellis' Object of Her Affection is a visual narrative about Object Sexuals - humans who form intimate relationships with inanimate objects. Following sold-out workshop performances, an excerpt of Object of Her Affection will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 30, August 1 and 2 at 8:30pm at REDCAT NOWFest (New Original Works Festival) 2014: Program 2 on a shared program with hybrid performances by Carole Kim, and d. Sabela Grimes. REDCAT is located at 631 West 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-237-2800. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.redcat.org/event/nowfest-2014-week-two. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Full Music Video of Disney Stars Performing FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The music video premiered on the popular WATCH Disney Channel app for verified users on FRIDAY, JULY 18 and SUNDAY, JULY 20 on Disney Channel. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind-the-Scenes of Disney Stars 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?' Recording
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 17, 2014

Below, check out a special behind-the-scenes featurette of the making of the recording! (more...)

VIDEO: Disney Channel Stars Perform FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Twenty-six stars of Disney's hit programming for kids and tweens perform a new interpretation of the song 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?' from Disney's Academy Award-winning animated film 'Frozen.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Muppets Take Broadway? Watch Performances with Minnelli, Vereen, Merman & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney might bring the beloved characters from 1984's THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN to the Great White Way. The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports that the Walt Disney Company, which has had the rights to the Muppets since 2004, is 'exploring the possibility' of a Muppet musical coming to one of Jujamcyn's five theaters. Over the years, the Muppets welcomed plenty of Broadway guests and featured many Broadway tunes. In honor of today's news, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorites! (more...)

Disney to Bring Kermit, Miss Piggy & THE MUPPETS to Broadway?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2014

Disney may be bringing the beloved characters from 1984's THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN to the Great White Way. (more...)

OBJECT OF HER AFFECTION Runs this Weekend at Automata
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Part puppetry, part performance art, Marsian De Lellis' Object of Her Affection is a visual narrative about Object Sexuals - humans who form intimate relationships with inanimate objects. Full-length workshop performances will be presented Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19 at 8pm and Sunday, July 20 at 3pm at Automata, 504 Chung King Court, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-819-6855. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.automata-la.org/tickets. (more...)

Jeffrey Solomon's MOTHERSON Set for Theatre Project, 8/14-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Jeffrey Solomon's award-winning solo play MotherSON will have its Baltimore premiere August 14 - 17, 2014, at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston Street, Baltimore. (more...)

John Tartaglia's IMAGINOCEAN, SID THE SCIENCE KID, and DINOSAUR TRAIN to Launch US Tours in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Today Gables Grove Productions Inc. announced 2014/2015 U.S. tour dates for its international hit John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean; Sid the Science Kid-Live!; and Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy's Big Adventure. (more...)

Disney Stars to Perform New Pop Arrangement of FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Twenty-six stars of Disney's hit programming for kids and tweens perform a new interpretation of the song 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?' from Disney's Academy Award-winning animated film 'Frozen.' (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

THE PIGEONING Returns to HERE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

HERE has announced the return of its recent hit The Pigeoning, by Robin Frohardt, in an encore engagement July 9 - August 16. The Pigeoning lands in New York in Summer 2014 following a wildly successful run December 3-22, 2013, as part of HERE's 2013-2014 producing season. Be there as The Pigeoning, an imaginative puppet theater work aimed at adult audiences, touches down in the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue), where the show celebrates an Official Opening on Saturday, July 12 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Henson Alternative's PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Comes to Pasadena Playhouse, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse presents Henson Alternative's PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED, running July 24 - 26, 2014. (more...)

Overtone Industries to Present ICELAND at REDCAT's NOW Festival 2014, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the stage at REDCAT, CalArt's downtown center for contemporary arts, with two other Los Angeles-based arts organizations during the kick-off weekend of the New Original Works Festival 2014 (NOW Festival), Thursday, July 24, through Saturday, July 26, 2014. (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Announces Three Exciting Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse presents SUMMER AT THE PLAYHOUSE - Music, Mayhem and Madness, three exciting productions playing this July. A Judy Garland Concert with Joey Luft features Judy Garland's son Joey Luft making a rare public appearance (July 10-13) followed by PLAYHOUSE ROCKS! with Tony Nominee Powerhouse MARY BRIDGET DAVIES, a Tony Award nominee for A Night With Janis Joplin which was presented last season at The Pasadena Playhouse and was the venue's highest grossing show in its history (July 17-20). The month will end with Henson Alternative's PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED created by award-winning director, producer, and writer Brian Henson and actor and improvisational guru Patrick Bristow with The Jim Henson Company's renowned puppeteers (July 24-26). The Playhouse continues its tradition of distinctive and entertaining summer programming. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BFG at Imagination Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Imagination Stage is the new home of Giant Country in The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), a play based on the book by Roald Dahl and adapted by David Wood. Co-directed by Imagination Stage's Associate Artistic Director Kathryn Chase Bryer and Eric J. Van Wyk of Viterbo University, The BFG integrates puppetry, rich visuals, and imaginative storytelling as Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant go on a magical journey to save the children of England. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)

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