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Truce? Bette Midler Tweets About Ariana Grande's 'Beautiful Voice, On a Couch or Off'Truce? Bette Midler Tweets About Ariana Grande's 'Beautiful Voice, On a Couch or Off'
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Bette Midler recently shared her strong views on Ariana Grande's performance on Sunday night's AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, broadcast live from LA's Nokia Theatre. Grande responded on Twitter today, and now Midler has called a truce with another Tweet. (more...)

WICKED to Play Ziff Ballet Opera House in 2015WICKED to Play Ziff Ballet Opera House in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2010, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County's Ziff Ballet Opera House, March 11 - 29, 2015. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Bette Midler Calls Ariana Grande AMA Performance 'Silly Beyond Belief'Bette Midler Calls Ariana Grande AMA Performance 'Silly Beyond Belief'
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

In a new no-holds-barred interview with UK's Telegraph, Bette Midler shares her strong views on Ariana Grande's performance on Sunday night's AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, broadcast live from LA's Nokia Theatre. (more...)

It's Back! MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL Number 8It's Back! MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL Number 8
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 24, 2014

You will not believe it! The last time we gave you a Music City Confidential (number seven), the London Olympics were winding up, LaToya Gardner and Kevin Mead were starring in Circle Players' Aida, Maggie Richardson and Cody Rutledge were headlining Xanadu at the Arts Center of Cannon County, and Music City was caught up in Nutty Professor fever! Today marks the return of Music City Confidential and we hope you'll be feeling particularly thankful for edition number 8. (more...)

VIDEO: Sting Talks Joining THE LAST SHIP: 'I Feel I've Earned My Place In the Cast'VIDEO: Sting Talks Joining THE LAST SHIP: 'I Feel I've Earned My Place In the Cast'
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Sting stopped by this morning's TODAY to reveal that beginning December 9th, he will join the cast of Broadway's THE LAST SHIP as a shipyard foreman. (more...)

Breaking News: Sting to Join the Cast of THE LAST SHIP on BroadwayBreaking News: Sting to Join the Cast of THE LAST SHIP on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

This just in! The NY Times reports that Sting will be joining the cast of the musical he penned, THE LAST SHIP for a limited run from December 9th to January 10, 2015. He will be replacing actor Jimmy Nail, who is said to have 'blessed' the move. The production has been reportedly losing $75,000 a week since performances began on Sept. 29. According to the Times, it needs to gross at least $625,000 a week to break even and sustain a Broadway run. (more...)

WICKED Movie Update - Producer Marc Platt Shares Update on the Film's DevelopmentWICKED Movie Update - Producer Marc Platt Shares Update on the Film's Development
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

'The movie of Wicked is still a number of years down the line,' he told us. 'We've just started its development, because the show's still so strong with eight or nine companies around the world. That's coming in the future. That's why I haven't been in a hurry, because it works so well on stage and audiences are enjoying it. It's not a timely story, it's a timeless sorry, so I've been very sanguine to let folks explore it theatrically and when we're ready we'll make a movie.' (more...)

Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & Varla Jean Coming to Nourse Theater this WinterMegan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & Varla Jean Coming to Nourse Theater this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed 'The Mayor of Broadway,' this unique series arrives this winter at The Nourse Theater with two concerts scheduled for Megan Hilty on February 7th and Cheyenne Jackson on March 14th. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Michael Cerveris & More to Perform at Transport Group 'Gimme a Break' GalaAlice Ripley, Michael Cerveris & More to Perform at Transport Group 'Gimme a Break' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, will honor Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman on December 8 (more...)

WICKED Announces Slew of Broadway Cast Changes Including New Witches Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay; Plus Kathy Fitzgerald, Robin DeJesus & Matt ShingledeckerWICKED Announces Slew of Broadway Cast Changes Including New Witches Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay; Plus Kathy Fitzgerald, Robin DeJesus & Matt Shingledecker
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre beginning Tuesday, December 16. CAROLINE BOWMAN (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) will step into the role of Elphaba, and KARA LINDSAY (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) will assume the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAYPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2014/15 subscription season with the world premiere production of Airline Highway, written by Lisa D'Amour (Detroit, How to Build a Forest) and directed by Joe Mantello (The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, Wicked). Steppenwolf's production will be presented by Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) at their Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway in Spring 2015. Airline Highway begins previews December 4, 2014 (Opening night is December 14, 2014; Press performances areDecember 13 at 3pm and December 16 at 7:30pm) and runs through February 8, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Florida Rep to Present THE SANTALAND DIARIESFlorida Rep to Present THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by Anna Bencivengo - Nov 19, 2014

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of David Sedaris' thorny Holiday comedy, The Santaland Diaries, for the last time in its ArtStage Studio Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Friends Celebrate Release of UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 at Sardi'sPhoto Flash: Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Friends Celebrate Release of UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 officially hit the shelves yesterday, November 18, from Dress Circle Publishing. The second book in a multivolume collection examines eight Broadway theaters and over 70 years of theatrical history through the voices of such Broadway greats as Jason Robert Brown, Joanna Gleason, Jonathan Groff,Jeremy Jordan,Laura Linney, Joe Mantello, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert Morse, Harold Prince, Charles Strouse, Alex Timbers, Julie Taymor, Robert Wankel, George C. Wolfe and more. The eight Broadway theaters featured in the second book are the Palace Theatre, the Barrymore Theatre, the Gershwin Theatre, the Circle in the Square, the Shubert Theatre, the Criterion Center Stage Right, the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and the Nederlander Theatre. Tepper and her Broadway friends just celebrated the launch of the book at Sardis and you can check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 Hits the Shelves TodayJennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 Hits the Shelves Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 officially hits the shelves today, November 18, from Dress Circle Publishing. (more...)

Roundabout's INDIAN INK Begins Final Two Weeks of Performances Off-BroadwayRoundabout's INDIAN INK Begins Final Two Weeks of Performances Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. (more...)

SANTALAND DIARIES to Play Roxy Regional Theatre's theotherspace, 12/8-16SANTALAND DIARIES to Play Roxy Regional Theatre's theotherspace, 12/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Have yourself a cynical little Christmas ... David Sedaris' hilarious one-man show THE SANTALAND DIARIES plays the Roxy Regional Theatre's theotherspace for four nights only, December 8 - December 16. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Nederlander TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Nederlander Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 17, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Nederlander Theatre (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Vivian Beaumont TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Vivian Beaumont Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 16, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Vivian Beaumont Theatre (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Criterion Center Stage RightBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Criterion Center Stage Right
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 15, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Criterion Center Stage Right (more...)

Bette Midler Marks Fifth Straight Decade of Top 10 Albums With IT'S THE GIRLSBette Midler Marks Fifth Straight Decade of Top 10 Albums With IT'S THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

With her new album IT'S THE GIRLS debuting at No. 3, Bette Midler can now mark her fifth consecutive decade of top 10 albums on the Billboard 200. According to Billboard, she is only the second woman to do so, after Barbra Streisand. (more...)

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