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BWW Profile: Mark Ruffalo Emmy Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 22, 2014

Mark Ruffalo first burst onto the scene in the critical darling, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME in 2000. With his first major role, he was on every critic's must-watch list immediately. Since then, he's never stopped working. 'The Normal Heart' is Ruffalo's first major role on television, and clearly the Emmy community, along with the rest of us, stood up and took notice. His 2014 Emmy nomination is yet another addition to his length list of past nominations in a career that spans nearly two decades. (more...)

Emmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 22, 2014

The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will come to you from the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on NBC on Monday, August 25th live at 8:00pm. All week, BWW has been spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter or visit our BWW Emmy Coverage Home. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Box Office to Open Next Monday at the Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announce that the box office for the new musical THE LAST SHIP will open on Monday, August 25 at 10 a.m. at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street), in conjunction with a special one-time-only 24-hour flash sale from midnight August 25 to midnight August 26. For one day only, seats will be on sale for $39, $59 and $85 in the rear mezzanine, mid-mezzanine or orchestra/front mezzanine, respectively. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is making its South Bay premiere at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) with performances from August 27 - September 14. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Center for the Performing Arts box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON's Gavin Creel to Make Provincetown Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Two-time Tony Award Nominee Gavin Creel will make his long-awaited Provincetown debut with the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series on September 5 and 6 at 7:00 PM featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. (more...)

TV Legend Kim Zimmer to Rejoin Cast of WICKED First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome back Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible on Tuesday, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Return to Provincetown's Art House, 8/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

When Cheyenne Jackson made his debut in the Broadway @ The Art House series hosted by Seth Rudetsky last month, the Cape Cod Times called him 'a singer with tremendous style' and raved that 'his vocal range goes deep for Elvis-like tunes but can flip to a high, yowling falsetto' and 'his dance moves go from sultry to hip-swiveling rock.' On the heels of selling-out all three of his July 4th holiday weekend shows in Provincetown, he has announced a return to The Art House for Labor Day weekend of August 29, 30, 31 at 7:00 PM by popular demand. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky will join him again as pianist and host. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

First Look At Controversial CORPUS CHRISTI Documentary, Out 10/14
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 16, 2014

A first look at a documentary tracing a production of Terrence McNally's highly controversial all-gay dramatic reworking of the story of Jesus Christ titled CORPUS CHRISTI is now available, CORPUS CHRISTI: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky Heading to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Sirius/XM radio's Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, is bringing his hilarious one-man show - Seth's Big Fat Broadway - to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, September 13 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 14 (7 p.m.). Seth's Big Fat Broadway is described as a combination of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' and 'The Daily Show.' The 90-minute tour-de-force features his trademark 'deconstructions,' in which Rudetsky uses his audio/video collection to break down brilliant performances from beloved Broadway divas (Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley) as well as showcase mind-boggling videos like The Osmonds singing a medley from Fiddler On The Roof or Cher performing all of West Side Story. Seriously. This award-winning show recently played to a sold-out crowd in London where it received 5-star reviews and was called 'blindingly brilliant' 'unmissably fantastic' 'hysterical', a 'must-see'! Tickets for Seth Rudetsky range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

New Tickets to WICKED at Sydney's Capitol Theatre Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets have been released for the Sydney season of the award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED. With performances at Sydney's Capitol Theatre beginning on September 20, new tickets have been released for performances from 18 to 23 November. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Broadway's Mandy Gonzalez Talks New Film AFTER & More
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 11, 2014

Today, the talented actress speaks exclusively to BWW about the emotionally charged drama as well as what's on tap for her busy showbiz career. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kerry Ellis, Back in Green for WICKED in the West End!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, recently surpassed the run of Me and My Girl to become the 14th longest-running musical in West End theatre history. Not only that, but Kerry Ellis is back onstage as 'Elphaba'. Scroll down for photos of her in action! (more...)

Jennifer Tepper Announces Eight Theaters Explored in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, Volume 2!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

Volume 2 of writer and musical theater historian Jennifer Tepper's 'THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters' series is in the works, and the author just took to Twitter to announce the eight theaters featured in the second installment. Learn all the details in her announcement, plus check out the table of contents below! (more...)

Kerry Ellis Returns - WICKED Becomes 14th Longest-Running West End Musical EVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has surpassed the run of Me and My Girl to become the 14th longest-running musical in West End theatre history. (more...)

Starz to Debut Dramatic Thriller THE MISSING, 11/15
by TV News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Starz announced today that the limited series, 'The Missing,' will debut Saturday, November 15th at 9pm ET/PT on STARZ. (more...)

Ringwald Sets 2014-15 Season: ANGELS IN AMERICA, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Ringwald Theatre's 8th Season is an actor's playground and an audience's buffet. With classic plays, old and new, this season brings a bountiful supply of juicy roles for actors and thrilling stories for audiences. The 2014/2015 season offers a generous mix funny and serious, ridiculous and sublime: the drama and scope of Angels in America, the fragile, haunting Tender Napalm, the testosterone fueled Glengarry Glen Ross, and the brand spankin' new take on Chekhov, Stupid Fucking Bird. (more...)

EST/Youngblood, F*It Club, Naked Angels, Studio 42 and Waterwell to Stage GAP PRESENTS! THE GREEN PLAYS, 9/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, joins acclaimed partner companies EST/Youngblood, Naked Angels, Studio 42, and Waterwell at The Green Building in Brooklyn with GAP Presents! The Green Plays, five new short plays by Hanna Cheek/Lauren Cregor Devine/Rodney Gardiner/Kevin Townley (Waterwell/ Goodbar), Meaghan Deans (Studio 42/ Ashore, Internet Famous), Jason Kim (Naked Angels/ HBO's Girls), Victor Lesniewski (F*It Club/ Cloven Tongues), and Chris Sullivan (EST/Youngblood/ Metro Cards). (more...)

DBD Productions to Bring HALFWAY, NEBRASKA to FringeNYC, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

DBD PRODUCTIONS will present the world premiere of HALFWAY, NEBRASKA as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC, written by Briandaniel Oglesby (She Gets Naked in the End - Latinidad Award) and directed by Daniel R. Melnick. (more...)

Megan Hilty Set to Return to Provincetown's Art House Later This Month!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Megan Hilty, was a breakout star of NBC's "Smash" and starred on Broadway in "Wicked" and "9 to 5: The Musical." She most recently starred as Liz on NBC's "Sean Saves The World" with Sean Hayes of "Will & Grace" fame. She returns to the original Broadway @ The Art House series this month by popular demand after her sold-out debut run at the theater last summer. She will be joined by husband and fellow Broadway star Brian Gallagher on guitar August 13, 14, 15 & 18, and will be joined by series host and SiriusXM star Seth Rudetsky at piano on August 16 & 17. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Ashleigh Gray, Emily Tierney, Samuel Edwards & More Join WICKED UK Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, just announced that Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba), Emily Tierney (Glinda), Samuel Edwards (Fiyero), Marilyn Cutts (Madame Morrible), Steven Pinder (The Wizardand Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Richard Vincent (Boq), Jacqueline Hughes (Standby Elphaba), Joe Atkinson, Joshua Berg, Chrissy Brooke, Ben Carruthers, Harrison Clark, Lauren Ellis-Steele, Oliver Evans, Victoria Farley, Natasha Ferguson, Zoe George, Natalie Green, Will Knights, Sophie Leigh-Griffin, Candy Marriot, Tom Mather, Brian McCann, Ashley Morgan-Davies, Stephanie Powell, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Elisha Sherman, Grant Thresh, Hannah Veerapen and Danny Whitehead will star in the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday 16 September 2014 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. (more...)

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