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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Close on Broadway May 1; Tour to Launch in OctoberLA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Close on Broadway May 1; Tour to Launch in October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2011

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, is now in its last four weeks on Broadway. Final performance will be Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). At closing, the production will have played 433 performances and 15 previews. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will be launching a national tour this fall, starting in October in Des Moines, IA. (more...)

Parker, Stone Set for BOOK OF MORMON RADIO Special on Sirius XM TodayParker, Stone Set for BOOK OF MORMON RADIO Special on Sirius XM Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2011

SiriusXM Radio has announced that the creators of 'South Park,' Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, will be featured in 'The Book of Mormon Radio,' an exclusive special celebrating their new musical, The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon opened on Broadway last week, receiving rave reviews and quickly becoming a sold out box office smash. (more...)

Broadway Review Roundup: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOOBroadway Review Roundup: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO - a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Drama - a tiger haunts the streets of present day Baghdad seeking the meaning of life. As he witnesses the puzzling absurdities of war, the tiger encounters Americans and Iraqis who are searching for friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold. So does BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO have a golden touch? Let's find out. (more...)

SiriusXM Announces THE BOOK OF MORMON RadioSiriusXM Announces THE BOOK OF MORMON Radio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that the Emmy AwardŽ-winning creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, will be featured during "The Book of Mormon Radio," an exclusive special marking the Broadway debut of their new musical, The Book of Mormon. (more...)

Broadway Review Roundup: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Take 2!Broadway Review Roundup: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Take 2!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

Georges (Christopher Sieber) is the suave owner of a glitzy drag club on the French Riviera. Partnered romantically with his high-strung star performer, Albin (Harvey Fierstein), the pair live a charmed life - until Georges' son announces his engagement to the daughter of a conservative right-wing politician who's coming to dinner. Did the new leads charm critics as well? Find out now! (more...)

Review Roundup: THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 25, 2011

THE BOOK OF MORMON opened Thursday, March 24 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of Comedy Central's landmark animated series, 'South Park.' Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The world premiere musical is choreographed by three-time Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and directed by Nicholaw and Parker. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Announces 2-Week Extension Of KIN Thru 4/17Playwrights Horizons Announces 2-Week Extension Of KIN Thru 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2011

Following rave reviews and due to popular demand, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a two-week extension of its critically-acclaimed World Premiere production of KIN, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. (more...)

Broadway Review Roundup: GHETTO KLOWNBroadway Review Roundup: GHETTO KLOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2011

Leguizamo takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career during the outrageous 80s avant-garde theatre scene, and on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Did the exciting story behind GHETTO KLOWN leave critics just as excited about the show? Find out now! (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL Tour, With Alice Ripley, To Play PPAC March 22-27, 2011NEXT TO NORMAL Tour, With Alice Ripley, To Play PPAC March 22-27, 2011
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2011

Alice Ripley, who received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning NEXT TO NORMAL, will play her final Broadway performance on Sunday, July 18 at 7:30P. Ms. Ripley will reprise her acclaimed performance in the musical's 36-week multi-city North American tour, which arrives at the Providence Performing Arts Center from March 22 - 27, 2011. (more...)

Review Roundup: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on BroadwayReview Roundup: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Broadway
by BWW - Mar 20, 2011

Following smash hit productions in Australia, London and Toronto, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL began previews on Broadway on February 28 and opened on March 20th. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL stars Tony AwardŽ nominee Will Swenson, Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams as the trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting road trip of a lifetime who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. (more...)

Review Roundup: City Center Encores! WHERE'S CHARLEY?Review Roundup: City Center Encores! WHERE'S CHARLEY?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2011

The musical opened at the St. James Theater on October 11, 1948, and hit the right chord with theatre goers, eventually playing 792 performances. Does it still strike the same note with today's audiences? Find out! (more...)

Developing: SPIDER-MAN Company Meeting Set for 7pmDeveloping: SPIDER-MAN Company Meeting Set for 7pm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

A production source tells us that an official company meeting has been called for tonight at 7pm at the Foxwoods Theatre for all the SPIDER-MAN cast and crew to hear the news officially from producer Michael Cohl before an announcement is revealed to the press and public regarding the show's future. We're told that neither Bono, nor The Edge are expected to be there, and aside from Cohl, it's not been revealed what current, or future creative team members might be in attendance. (more...)

3:00pm Update: Taymor to 'Step Down' from SPIDER-MAN; Producers/Investors Disagree? News by 7pm?3:00pm Update: Taymor to 'Step Down' from SPIDER-MAN; Producers/Investors Disagree? News by 7pm?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Patrick Healy in the New York Times is now reporting that lead producer Michael Cohl has 'told at least two investors and one other person involved with the Broadway musical that its director Julie Taymor, will step aside once negotiations about complex contractual matters like her creative legal rights and her considerable financial stake in any profits are concluded.' (more...)

12:45pm Update: Producers Say Taymor to 'Step Down' from SPIDER-MAN12:45pm Update: Producers Say Taymor to 'Step Down' from SPIDER-MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Patrick Healy in the New York Times is now reporting that lead producer Michael Cohl has 'told at least two investors and one other person involved with the Broadway musical that its director Julie Taymor, will step aside once negotiations about complex contractual matters like her creative legal rights and her considerable financial stake in any profits are concluded.' (more...)

Morning Update: SPIDER-MAN to Shut Down for 4-6 Weeks? Taymor Out? Ashely In? What's Next?Morning Update: SPIDER-MAN to Shut Down for 4-6 Weeks? Taymor Out? Ashely In? What's Next?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Now, others are adding to the trickle of information leaking out of the production, with Michael Riedel in the New York Post reporting that Christopher Ashley (Memphis, Xanadu, All Shook Up, The Rocky Horror Show) is likely to take over direction duties from Julie Taymor. Riedel reports that it's unknown if she will continue with the production in some capacity, take a break and return or what as negotiations are still ongoing. He pegs the hiatus as 4-6 weeks, to begin at the end of April, but also notes that the sheer technical complexity of the production will make large scale changes difficult. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dick Cavett, Steve Guttenberg in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHYPhoto Coverage: Dick Cavett, Steve Guttenberg in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Peter James Zielinski - Mar 1, 2011

Dick Cavett and Steve Guttenberg joined the cast of the 2009 Drama Desk Award winner and 2010 Bistro Award winner Celebrity Autobiography on Monday, February 28. The cast also included Mario Cantone, Rachel Dratch, Eugene Pack, Rosie Perez, Dayle Reyfel, and Alan Zweibel. (more...)

Dick Cavett, Steve Guttenberg Join CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 2/28Dick Cavett, Steve Guttenberg Join CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Dick Cavett and Steve Guttenberg join the cast of the 2009 Drama Desk Award winner and 2010 Bistro Award winner Celebrity Autobiography on Monday, February 28 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at New York's Triad Theater, 158 West 72 Street The cast also includes Mario Cantone, Rachel Dratch, Eugene Pack, Rosie Perez, Dayle Reyfel, and Alan Zweibel. (more...)

CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Performs In Sarasota and San Francisco This Week CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Performs In Sarasota and San Francisco This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

The 2009 Drama Desk Award winner and 2010 Bistro Award winner Celebrity Autobiography performs in Sarasota on Tuesday, January 11at 7pm and 9pm at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Grand Foyer, and in San Francisco on Friday, January 14 at 8pm and Saturday, January 15 at 5pm and 8pm at Marines' Memorial Theatre as part of SF Sketchfest. (more...)

Ripley to Release New Album: DAILY PRACTICE , 2/15Ripley to Release New Album: DAILY PRACTICE , 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

Sh-K-Boom has announced that Broadway favorite Alice Ripley will realease a new album, Daily Practice - Volume 1 on February 15, 2011. (more...)

'Celebrity Autobiography' Performs at the Triad Featuring Rosie Perez, 3/28'Celebrity Autobiography' Performs at the Triad Featuring Rosie Perez, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2011

The 2009 Drama Desk Award winner and 2010 Bistro Award winner Celebrity Autobiography performs Monday, February 28 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at New York's Triad Theater, 158 West 72 Street, with a cast that is scheduled to include Mario Cantone, Rachel Dratch, Eugene Pack, Rosie Perez, Dayle Reyfel, and Alan Zweibel. (more...)

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