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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...)

Bruce Campbell to Host New Original Series LAST FAN STANDING for CONtvBruce Campbell to Host New Original Series LAST FAN STANDING for CONtv
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The forthcoming digital streaming service CONtv has announced it will be kicking off production for a new original series, “LAST FAN STANDING,” a game show hosted and produced by fan-favorite actor Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, Army Of Darkness). (more...)

PINKALICIOUS & SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE! to Play MPACPINKALICIOUS & SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE! to Play MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Two fun family shows for children and their caregivers come to Mayo Performing Arts Center in January. Pinkalicious (Sunday, January 25) and Sid the Science Kid (Tuesday, January 27) appeal to children ages three and above. (more...)

State Theatre to Host Book Drive in Conjunction with Jim Henson's SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE!State Theatre to Host Book Drive in Conjunction with Jim Henson's SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

In conjunction with the Sunday, January 18th performances of Jim Henson's Sid The Science Kid Live, the State Theatre Center for the Arts will be conducting a book drive with the collected books staying in the local community at the Easton Area Public Library. (more...)

Orpheum Family Series to Present Bilingual Musical DREAM CARVER, 1/23Orpheum Family Series to Present Bilingual Musical DREAM CARVER, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Renowned puppet company Swazzle Productions presents Dream Carver. Dream Carver, a bilingual musical based on the children's book of the same name by Diana Cohn, will be brought masterfully to life for one night only on Friday, January 23rd at 6:30 PM as part of the Orpheum Family Series. (more...)

Theatre Asylum Presents THE SANTA CLOSET This WeekendTheatre Asylum Presents THE SANTA CLOSET This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Combined Artform and Theatre Asylum are thrilled to present New York solo performer JEFFREY SOLOMON in his Off-Broadway comedy, THE SANTA CLOSET, this weekend, Dec. 18-21, about a little boy seeking validation and the holiday icon too scared to give it. (more...)

SOUND OFF: INTO THE WOODS Blossoms & Blooms OnscreenSOUND OFF: INTO THE WOODS Blossoms & Blooms Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 17, 2014

Today we are analyzing all aspects of the brand new big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Rovio Entertainment: Rovio's ToonsTV Reaches 4 Billion ViewsRovio Entertainment: Rovio's ToonsTV Reaches 4 Billion Views
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

"Mobile is the primary screen for much of our audience so it was important for us to provide quality entertainment in the way that our fans wanted it," said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. "When we launched ToonsTV on Rovio's games we had no idea how big this would become. We saw the potential for our games to be a launch pad for an easy-to-use video channel. Four billion views later, I would say we succeeded." (more...)

Jim Henson's SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE Coming to State Theatre in JanuaryJim Henson's SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE Coming to State Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The popular PBS KIDS television show, Sid the Science Kid, is coming to the live stage. Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid LIVE: Let's Play! will be at The State Theatre for two shows on Sunday, January 18th. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance, The Klezmatics, 'FLAT STANLEY' and More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 60th Anniversary SeasonNai-Ni Chen Dance, The Klezmatics, 'FLAT STANLEY' and More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 60th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming for 2014-15, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. The line-up features award-winning performances from Jamaica, Russia, Canada, South Africa, and China as well as the United States, including both Brooklyn premieres and returning favorites. (more...)

John Lithgow & The Rudin Family to be Honored at New 42nd Street's Annual GalaJohn Lithgow & The Rudin Family to be Honored at New 42nd Street's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The New 42nd Street has announced that its annual Gala, to be held Monday, January 12 at The New Victory Theater, will 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...)

Woolly Sets FAMOUS PUPPET DEATH SCENES Companion EventsWoolly Sets FAMOUS PUPPET DEATH SCENES Companion Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will be inviting audiences to attend pre- and post-show events coinciding with the second production of Woolly's Season 35, the Old Trout Puppet Workshop's Famous Puppet Death Scenes. (more...)

PUPPETS! Opens Tonight at Art Institute of ChicagoPUPPETS! Opens Tonight at Art Institute of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce Puppets!, an interactive installation for all ages celebrating the art of puppetry, opening tonight, December 6, 2014, and continuing through June 6, 2015. (more...)

Ware Center Presents EAST MEETS WEST TonightWare Center Presents EAST MEETS WEST Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

As part of its Family Fun Fest series, the Ware Center of Millersville University will present 'East Meets West' tonight, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. The show, comprised of vignettes blending characters and ideas from Asian and Western cultures and performed with original music, traditional Chinese dance and hand puppets, rod puppets and marionettes (or string puppets), is the creation of Beijing-born conceptual artist Hua Hua Zhang, a puppet designer and sculptor, choreographer and performer, and founder of her company, Visual Expressions. (more...)

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