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FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney RecordsFREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney Records
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be recorded later this year and released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. (more...)

The Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROLThe Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

 Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ("NCIS," RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed byBrian McDonald, the 25-member cast features many of the same actors from the original production that earned a "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and rave reviews from Ventura County Star, CASA Magazine, VIDA Magazine and the Ventura Breeze. Presented as a play with music, this dynamic and compelling stage version is highly theatrical. Actors narrate at various times, play multiple characters, sing and contribute to the soundscape for the production in the style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. Low-priced previews are December 7-9. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through December 24. (more...)

Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer and More Head to David Mamet's THE PENITENT Off-BroadwayLawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer and More Head to David Mamet's THE PENITENT Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere play The Penitent, by Atlantic's Pulitzer Prize-winning co-founder David Mamet, directed by artistic director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Meryl Streep Named Recipient GOLDEN GLOBE's Cecil B. deMille Award 2017Meryl Streep Named Recipient GOLDEN GLOBE's Cecil B. deMille Award 2017
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Meryl Streep is the recipient of the Cecil B. deMille Award of the 74th Golden Globes. With eight Golden Globes and 29 nominations, Meryl Streep is an icon of the performing arts. (more...)

BAFTA LA to Honor Jodi Foster, Ricky Gervais & More with Special PortraitsBAFTA LA to Honor Jodi Foster, Ricky Gervais & More with Special Portraits
by Movies News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) has commissioned British artist Lincoln Townley to create a suite of portraits in celebration of the 2016 British Academy Britannia Award honorees (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Celebrates Opening Night in D.C. with Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton and More!Photo Flash: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Celebrates Opening Night in D.C. with Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Japan Society Gallery Benefit Auction to Feature 43 Lots with Sugimoto, Yoshitoshi, Simon Starling & MoreJapan Society Gallery Benefit Auction to Feature 43 Lots with Sugimoto, Yoshitoshi, Simon Starling & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

For its third year running, the 2016 Japan Society Gallery Benefit Auction showcases the dynamism of visual creativity from Japan or inspired by its rich artistic heritage. Pre-event online bidding begins October 19 at Artsy.net and live and silent auctions will be held at Japan Society's landmarked Junzo Yoshimura-designed headquarters on 47th Street, New York City, on November 2. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

The Hollywood Reporter's 2016 Women In Entertainment Breakfast To Honor Tina Fey, Ryan Murphy; Megyn Kelly To Take The StageThe Hollywood Reporter's 2016 Women In Entertainment Breakfast To Honor Tina Fey, Ryan Murphy; Megyn Kelly To Take The Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

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BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly TimelyBWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - Oct 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

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Laurie Metcalf & Chris Cooper Will Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on BroadwayLaurie Metcalf & Chris Cooper Will Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2, will come to Broadway next spring in a production directed by Tony AwardŽ-winner Sam Gold. A wildly inventive new American play that picks up after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes, A Doll's House, Part 2 will boast an all-star cast that features three-time Emmy Award-winner and three-time Tony AwardŽ-nominee Laurie Metcalf, Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper, Tony AwardŽ-winner Jayne Houdyshelland two-time Tony AwardŽ-nominee Condola Rashad. Beginning preview performances at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) on Saturday, April 1, 2017, this 16-week engagement will officially open on Thursday, April 27. (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS Musically Explores the Minds of Those Who Attempted to Assassinate the President of the United StatesBWW Review: ASSASSINS Musically Explores the Minds of Those Who Attempted to Assassinate the President of the United States
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2016

The great genius of contemporary musical theater, creator of Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company, Stephen Sondheim leads audiences on a tuneful revue of presidential assassins and would-be killers from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley. The performance is guided by the Proprietor (brilliantly portrayed by Will Shure) who takes you through a most unusual musical history lesson in the form of a carnival game called "Shoot the Prez - Win a Prize" during which the sounds of each era accompany riveting portrayals of history's most impassioned and deranged. Thought-provoking and darkly delightful, ASSASSINS won five Tony Awards in its first revival on Broadway and remains one of the most controversial Broadway musicals ever written. (more...)

Eddie Redmayne to Screen Exclusive Footage of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM at Entertainment Weekly PopfestEddie Redmayne to Screen Exclusive Footage of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM at Entertainment Weekly Popfest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Though it won't be in theaters until later this year, Eddie Redmayne will take to Entertainment Weekly's PopFest stage to screen exclusive footage of his wildly anticipated new film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,' J.K. Rowling's prequel to the Harry Potter series. Redmayne's panel will take place on Sunday, October 30, the second day of the two-day ultimate pop culture event. (more...)

Avon Players to Launch New Season with ASSASSINSAvon Players to Launch New Season with ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Avon Players will aim its spotlights squarely at some of the darker corners of American history as they present Stephen Sondheim's bold musical examination of the murderous mindset, Assassins, running September 9-24. (more...)

Body Swap! Full Cast Announced for FREAKY FRIDAY World Premiere in D.C. This FallBody Swap! Full Cast Announced for FREAKY FRIDAY World Premiere in D.C. This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present 2016 Play Festival Winner LAS CRUCESPremiere Stages to Present 2016 Play Festival Winner LAS CRUCES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

?Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Las Cruces by Vincent Delaney, the winner of the 2016 Premiere Stages Play Festival, September 1 - 18 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.). (more...)

Anna Faris, Janelle Monae, OUTLANDER Author Diana Gabaldon & Cast of BOB'S BURGERS Added to Entertainment Weekly's POPFEST LineupAnna Faris, Janelle Monae, OUTLANDER Author Diana Gabaldon & Cast of BOB'S BURGERS Added to Entertainment Weekly's POPFEST Lineup
by Maeve Riley - Aug 25, 2016

Time Inc.'s (NYSE:TIME) Entertainment Weekly will present EW PopFest on October 29 - 30, 2016, at The Reef located in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

NY Film Academy Student Showcase to Open the Market at 73rd Venice Film FestivalNY Film Academy Student Showcase to Open the Market at 73rd Venice Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is proud to announce a special student showcase as part of this year's 73rd Venice Film Festival Market. (more...)

BWW Review: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is an Outrageously Funny Musical ParodyBWW Review: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is an Outrageously Funny Musical Parody
by Frank Benge - Aug 22, 2016

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is a 2005 musical created by Jon and Al Kaplan and Hunter Bell as a parody of the 1991 Academy Award-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. The project began in 2003 as an internet musical made up of nine songs that retold the entire story. The audio tracks became so popular that a stage production was conceived and mounted. The show has received awards and accolades including Outstanding Musical (New York International Fringe Festival), Best New Musical (Off Broadway Alliance), and Top Ten Plays and Musicals (Time Magazine). This production from Doctuh Mistuh Productions is a remount of their 2014 B. Iden Payne award winning Best Musical production. It also won B. Iden Payne Awards for Best Actress and Best Director (more...)

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