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BWW Interview: Dancin' Man Christopher Gattelli Shares Plans for His Broadway Return- THE KING AND I!BWW Interview: Dancin' Man Christopher Gattelli Shares Plans for His Broadway Return- THE KING AND I!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 21, 2015

Gattelli recently took a break from rehearsals to chat with BroadwayWorld about bringing Robbins' choreography back to the stage, how it translates into a 2015 revival, and so much more . Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Children's Fine Arts Series Launches International Puppet FestivalChildren's Fine Arts Series Launches International Puppet Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

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Beloved Educational Classic Game, Zoombinis, Journeys to Homes and Classrooms on iPad and Android Tablets This SummerBeloved Educational Classic Game, Zoombinis, Journeys to Homes and Classrooms on iPad and Android Tablets This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ TERC, a not-for-profit leader in K-12 math and science education, announced today the revival of the classic educational puzzle game, Zoombinis, coming this summer to iPad and Android tablets for $4.99. Zoombinis is developed in conjunction with award-winning game developers at FableVision Studios along with Learning Games Network. (more...)

Eddie Izzard's 'FORCE MAJEURE' World Tour Comes to Washington Pavilion, 5/20Eddie Izzard's 'FORCE MAJEURE' World Tour Comes to Washington Pavilion, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour back to the U.S., kicking off May 19 in Fargo and visiting 25 cities through July 1 including a June 6 return to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Izzard will be at the Washington Pavilion on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8p.m. (more...)

PINOCCHIO to Run 3/13-22 at New Victory TheaterPINOCCHIO to Run 3/13-22 at New Victory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The classic tale about a wooden boy with a nose for trouble gets remastered in the psychedelic rock musical Pinocchio, making its U.S. premiere at The New Victory Theater from March 13 - March 22, 2015. Winner of two 2014 Helpmann Awards for Best New Australian Work and Best Presentation for Children, Pinocchio comes to New York after a successful run at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train LIVE!, 4/26Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train LIVE!, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its Target Storybook Series with Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train LIVE! - Buddy's Big Adventure on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 12pm and 3pm. Recommended for ages three and up, the popular Emmy Award nominated PBS KIDS series comes to life for this interactive 'pre-hysterical' musical. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Digital Service CONtv to Bring Fans Behind-the-Scenes of Wizard World Comic ConsDigital Service CONtv to Bring Fans Behind-the-Scenes of Wizard World Comic Cons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Cinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM) and Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that CONtv, the multi-platform OTT service geared toward the Comic Con community, will be available to consumers on March 3, 2015. (more...)

Cinedigm and Bright Educational Media to Launch Edutainment Network for KidsCinedigm and Bright Educational Media to Launch Edutainment Network for Kids
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Cinedigm (CIDM) and Bright Educational Media today announced a partnership to launch Bright, a multi-platform digital channel featuring "edutainment" for kids. Together, the companies will launch, operate, market and maintain the channel. (more...)

Cinedigm and TV4 Entertainment to Develop and Launch Niche OTT ChannelsCinedigm and TV4 Entertainment to Develop and Launch Niche OTT Channels
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The partnership will initially focus on the preschool, kids and tween space, while also evaluating other targeted channels that can be quickly launched to serve avid niche audiences. (more...)

James Lecesne's 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Begins Performances Tomorrow at Dixon PlaceJames Lecesne's 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Begins Performances Tomorrow at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, begins performances on Saturday, February 7th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Cinedigm Signs 12-Picture Deal With The AsylumCinedigm Signs 12-Picture Deal With The Asylum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Cinedigm Corp. (CIDM) and The Asylum announced today they have entered into a multi-year, multi-picture deal for high concept films. The deal provides for a minimum of 12 films over three years, with Cinedigm acquiring all North American rights to the films, including theatrical, digital, video-on-demand, and physical home. The films will also be available to Cinedigm's growing slate of 'OTT' digital networks, including CONtv, targeted to the Comic Con audience. (more...)

Tony & Olivier Winner Lea Salonga Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in AprilTony & Olivier Winner Lea Salonga Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome Tony and Olivier Award-winning star and recording artist Lea Salonga to Feinstein's at the Nikko for four performances only - Thursday, April 2 (8 p.m.), Friday, April 3 (8 p.m.), Saturday, April 4 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, April 5 (7 p.m.) (more...)

FUN HOME's Emily Skeggs to Lead Benefit Performance of New Musical THREE TIMES FAST, 2/8FUN HOME's Emily Skeggs to Lead Benefit Performance of New Musical THREE TIMES FAST, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Emily Skeggs (Fun Home) will star in Three Times Fast at the Dixon Place Lounge to benefit the International OCD Foundation on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 7PM. (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

John Tartaglia to Lead BUYER & CELLAR at George Street PlayhouseJohn Tartaglia to Lead BUYER & CELLAR at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that New Jersey native John Tartaglia, from the original Broadway cast of Avenue Q, as well as TV's Sesame Street and the Emmy Award - nominated Johnny and the Sprites will be appearing in New Brunswick as the sole cast member of Buyer & Cellar, the fourth production of the New Brunswick theatre's current season. Mr. Tartaglia will take the fictional journey to the fictional version of Barbra Streisand's fictional basement beginning March 3 through March 29. Opening night is set for Friday, March 6. Mr. Saint helms the production. (more...)

Henry Mancini Estate Taps Spirit Music GroupHenry Mancini Estate Taps Spirit Music Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The estate of Henry Mancini has chosen leading independent music publisher Spirit Music Group to administer the prestigious music publishing catalog of Henry Mancini for North America as announced today by David Renzer, Chairman, Spirit Music Group. The catalog was previously administered by Universal Music Publishing Group (the company retains admin rights to the catalog outside of North America). (more...)

Breaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative TeamBreaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producer Larry G. Spangler and The Spangler Group announced today the creative team for HAPPY TRAILS, a new musical based on the life and career of American icons Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans. The musical will feature original music by Tony and multiAcademy Award-winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by Tony nominee Glenn Slater (Sister Act, Tangled, ABC-TV's Galavant, upcoming School of Rock), a book by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River, Tommy). (more...)

Cinedigm Acquires North American Rights to 10 Re-Imagined American International PicturesCinedigm Acquires North American Rights to 10 Re-Imagined American International Pictures
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

In a move reflecting its commitment to provocative content production and innovative releasing patterns, Cinedigm (CIDM) today announced a unique 10 picture project (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts to Present RAINFOREST ADVENTURES, 1/29-3/15Center for Puppetry Arts to Present RAINFOREST ADVENTURES, 1/29-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Prepare for a wild adventure beneath the Brazilian tree tops courtesy of toucans, anacondas, sloths and more! A rainforest rendition unlike any other, Rainforest Adventures is presented January 29- March 15, 2015. Explorers of all ages will experience traditional Brazilian-style music while coming face-to-face with more than 30 exotic plants and animals that live in the Amazonian ecosystem. A mischievous howler monkey leaps from tree to tree, bats beat their wings in a glorious evening ballet, a keen-eyed harpy eagle searches for its next meal and pink river dolphins playfully peruse the waterways as the jungle comes to life in this vibrant escape to the tropics. (more...)

John Lithgow & The Rudin Family Honored Tonight at New 42nd Street's 2015 GalaJohn Lithgow & The Rudin Family Honored Tonight at New 42nd Street's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The New 42nd Street's annual Gala will be held tonight, January 12 at The New Victory Theater, to honor Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winner John Lithgow with the New Victory Arts Award for his work in 'bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids.' The New 42nd Street will also honor The Rudin Family with the inaugural Marian Heiskell Award for their role in shaping the future of New York City. Glenn Close will serve as Gala honorary chair. (more...)

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