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Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT to Launch National Tour in North Texas Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, the award-winning musical comedy that played Broadway from 2012-2013, will launch its national tour in North Texas next month. The tour kicks off at the Music Hall at Fair Park September 2-14, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. Then the tour rolls into Fort Worth, where it'll play at Bass Performance Hall September 16-21, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane Set to Lead NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting and dates have been announced for the upcoming national tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane will star as wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter and feisty bootlegger Billie Bendix, respectively. The tour will launch September 2 at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas. (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour to Play Long Center, 10/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Long Center is kicking off its 2014-15 Broadway Season with 'Nice Work If You Can Get It,' one of two Broadway shows in the Long Center Presents Season that are brand new to Austin audiences! 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' runs October 1 and 2 in Dell Hall. Tickets are on sale now and start at $29. (more...)

The Arvada Center to Open 38th Season with MEMPHIS, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open its 38th theater season with the musical Memphis directed by Rod A. Lansberry, on Tuesday, September 9. Memphis is written by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and All Shook Up) and features music and lyrics by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan Performances are Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., through September 28. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 13, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA below! (more...)

Joe Pietro's CLEVER LITTLE LIES Starring Marlo Thomas Heading to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Michael Riedel reports that a new play by Memphis scribe and Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro may be heading to Broadway later this year. (more...)

Kevin Kern, Sara Jean Ford & More to Lead Industry Reading of New David Austin Musical FINISHING ARTHUR DANBY, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

David Austin's original new musical, Finishing Arthur Danby, will receive an NYC industry reading Sunday August 3. This is the latest effort from the rising star and composer of the new musical Beaches, which received its world premier in DC earlier this year. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The Band Wagon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Todd Ellison. The Band Wagon will run for 12 performances, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. (more...)

Tickets to ELF & NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Mesa Arts Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The 2014-15 Broadway on Center Series, presented at Mesa Arts Center in partnership with WestCoast Entertainment, brings three exciting national touring Broadway productions to Mesa: Elf the Musical, a hilarious Christmas favorite based on the 2003 New Line Cinema movie hit; Camelot, one of theater's most legendary musicals; and Nice Work If You Can Get It, the high-stepping extravaganza that was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE on Battersea Barge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

David Ribi, Nic Kyle, Sarah Goggin and Chloe Taylor will star in the London production, which is to be staged on the romantic location of The Battersea Barge, moored on the banks of the River Thames near Battersea Power Station. (more...)

Renee Fleming Stars in Williamstown Theatre Festival's LIVING ON LOVE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival welcomes Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of LIVING ON LOVE, opening today, July 16, and continuing through the 26th. This World Premiere by Joe DiPietro and Garson Kanin is based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

From Sea to Shining Sea- Where to Find the Brightest Stars at Regional Theaters This Summer!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 15, 2014

New York City is the place where stars flock to take their turns on the grandest stages in the world. Throughout the past year, Broadway has welcomed such film and television stars as Daniel Radcliffe, Patrick Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Debra Messing and Ian McKellen, as well as a slew of celebrated Broadway favorites such as Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. The Great White Way isn't the only place for stars to shine on stage though. During the summer months, many cherished performers travel to regional theatres around the country to share their extraordinary talents with the rest of America. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of this summer's starriest productions at a theatre near you! (more...)

MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL to Play Fox Theatre, 4/17/2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

) From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, where rock and roll was born, comes a hot musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. The Tony Award-winning musical, Memphis is set to heat up the Fox Theatre stage on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8 p.m.; as part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Justin Long & Renee Fleming Talk LIVING ON LOVE at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has released an extended video interview between Justin Long and Renee Fleming about the upcoming production, LIVING ON LOVE, which opens at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this Thursday, July 17. Check it out below! (more...)

Williamston Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Williamston Theater, mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company located at 122 S. Putnam in downtown Williamston, celebrates its 9th Season with a mix of comedies, dramas, murders, World Premiers and Michigan Premiers. The 2014-2015 Season will include: The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Story by Joseph Zettelmaier, Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzik, The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor, Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley and The Art of Murder by Joe DiPietro. (more...)

Nancy Opel Joins Cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA as 'Madame' Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA today welcomes Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel to the cast. Opel will play Cinderella's wicked Stepmother, Madame on Broadway, following Fran Drescher's 5-month limited engagement, which concluded yesterday, June 29. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/28-6/29/2014
by - Jun 29, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 29, 2014 - Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Joe DiPietro on his New Work LIVING ON LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

In 2012, Joe DiPietro joined forces with director Kathleen Marshall to take a forgotten Gershwin show, revamp it, and turn it into hit Nice Work if You Can Get it. Now, according to The Boston Globe, they're at it again. This time, they are taking Garson Kanin's 1985 play Peccadillo and turning it into Living on Love. Living on Love follows a Italian maestro and his wife, an opera dive, who hire ghostwriters of the opposite sex to pen competing memoirs. They both become trapped between their drive to battle each other and the feelings that arise for their ghostwriters. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team for WTF's LIVING ON LOVE, Featuring Anna Chlumsky and Justin Long, Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen M. Kaus has announced the full cast and creative team of its world premiere Main Stage production, Joe DiPietro's Living on Love. The production will run on the Main Stage from July 16 through July 26. (more...)

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