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WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2014 MAC Awards, 'Screech' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 27, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Cabaret fans, rejoice! The 2014 MAC Awards are tonight at BB King's! (more...)

Long Island's Landmark On Main Street Celebrates Musical Legend ERVIN DRAKE's 95th Birthday, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

This April, legendary songwriter Ervin Drake will turn 95. A Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Drake has written some of the American Songbook's most beloved classics, including: 'It Was a Very Good Year,' 'I Believe,' 'Tico Tico,' 'Quando Quando Quando,' 'Perdito' and 'Good Morning, Heartache.' 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of Drake's 'What Makes Sammy Run' (starring Steve Lawrence), which featured songs 'A Room Without Windows' and 'The Friendliest Thing.' On Friday, April 25 at 8 pm, Producer Sandi Durell, Musical Director Jon Weber, and Host Charles Grodin will lead a tribute to Ervin's illustrious career that will feature a star-studded cast of musical theater and cabaret stars (more...)

Old Vic Announces 2014-15 Season; Kevin Spacey to Return to the Stage in CLARENCE DARROW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Old Vic today announced its programme for Summer/Autumn 2014. The CQS Space, The Old Vic in the round, will be home to the whole season of productions, continuing after Other Desert Cities which opens this month. The plays will be performed in the round, a transformation of The Old Vic's auditorium first seen for the award-winning 2008 production of The Norman Conquests. The season of productions is supported for the fourth consecutive year by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton Join West End Transfer of THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton join the cast of the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler, with Gary Wilmot taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. They join the previously announced Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. The Pajama Game opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 13 May, with previews from 2 May, playing until 13 September 2014. (more...)

A LIFE OF GALILEO with Ian McDiarmid Begins 28 Feb at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Ian McDiarmid reprises the title role in Roxana Silbert's celebrated production of Brecht's A LIFE OF GALILEO at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 28 February to 8 March ahead of a UK tour. (more...)

World Premiere of Diane Paulus-Helmed WITNESS UGANDA Begins at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University presents the world premiere production of Witness Uganda, created by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie and Music Director, Remy Kurs. The production begins performances at the Loeb Drama Center at 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge tonight, February 4, and will run through March 16. (more...)

Emma Hunton, Griffin Matthews & More to Star in World Premiere of Diane Paulus-Helmed WITNESS UGANDA at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Witness Uganda, created by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie. The production begins performances at the Loeb Drama Center at 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge on February 4, and will run through March 16. It is available for press viewing from Wednesday, February 12, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Xavier, Riding Confirmed For West End Transfer Of THE PAJAMA GAME, May 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run, Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre, transfers to the West End on 1 May playing until 13 September 2014. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Acquires Bust of British Actress Margaret Rawlings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

A large plaster bust of the celebrated twentieth century British actress Margaret Rawlings by sculptor Frank Dobson has been donated to the National Portrait Gallery Collection, it was announced today (Wednesday 11 December 2013). (more...)

Fiona Shaw Stars in US Debut of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at BAM, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, composed by Mel Mercier, with lighting design by Jean Kalman and Mike Gunning, set design by Chloe Obolensky and choreography by Kim Brandstrup, will play the BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St), tonight, December 10 - 22, 2013 as part of the Next Wave Festival. (more...)

David Whalen & Justin R.G. Holcomb to Lead PICT's THE CRUCIFER OF BLOOD; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

PICT Theatre's final production of the season is the Pittsburgh premiere of Paul Giovanni's The Crucifer of Blood, a Sherlock Holmes adventure featuring characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Matt Torney directs. David Whalen returns to reprise the role of Sherlock Holmes since his 2011 turn as the master detective. Also returning from the 2011 production is Daryll Heysham as Inspector Lestrade. Justin R. G. Holcomb makes his PICT debut as Dr. Watson. (more...)

Fiona Shaw to Star in US Debut of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at BAM, 12/10-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The inimitable Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Fiona Shaw (Medea, 2002 Next Wave; Happy Days, 2008 Spring Season; John Gabriel Borkman, 2011 Spring Season) and dancer Daniel Hay-Gordon perform one of the best loved poems in the English language, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, under the acclaimed direction of Phyllida Lloyd. This fiery, pared-down adaption of the 215-year-old tale tells of consequences paid while marooned at sea and of man's wanderings throughout the world in search of meaning. (more...)

The Brewing Dept's THE LADY FROM THE SEA Runs Now thru 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The Brewing Dept. is proud to present the final production of its inaugural cycle, a new staging of Henrik Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea, running tonight, November 14-17, 2013. (more...)

Director Thomas Ostermeier Returns to BAM with AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Now thru 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Florian Borchmeyer Schaubu?hne am Lehniner Platz, will be directed by Thomas Ostermeier from an adaptation by Florian Borchmeyer in the BAM Harvey Theatre (651 Fulton St), tonight, November 6-9, 2013. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2013- Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 03, 2013

With the Broadway Fall season in full swing, and a constant need for replacements, there is a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Fall. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale for The Brewing Dept's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Running 11/14-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

The Brewing Dept. is proud to present the final production of its inaugural cycle, a new staging of Henrik Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea, running November 14-17, 2013. (more...)

Director Thomas Ostermeier Returns to BAM with AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 11/6-10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Florian Borchmeyer Schaubu?hne am Lehniner Platz, will be directed by Thomas Ostermeier from an adaptation by Florian Borchmeyer in the BAM Harvey Theatre (651 Fulton St), November 6-9, 2013. (more...)

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz & Rafe Spall Star in BETRAYAL, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall star on Broadway in Harold Pinter's Betrayal, directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. Betrayal begins performances tonight, October 1 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night is Sunday, November 3. Betrayal is a strictly limited engagement, running 14 weeks only, through January 5, 2014. (more...)

PICT Theatre Presents the Pittsburgh Premiere of A SKULL IN CONNEMARA by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

PICT Theatre's fifth production of the season is the Pittsburgh premiere of Martin McDonagh's hilarious whodunit A Skull in Connemara, one of a the Leenane trilogy of plays written by the contemporary Irish playwright. McDonagh's dark humor features the colloquial idioms of the west of Ireland, its rugged landscape, and its even more rugged people. McDonagh wrote one of PICT's most popular shows, The Lieutenant of Inishmore. His short film Six Shooter won an Academy Award in 2006, and he was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay for In Bruges, a feature-length film in which two hitmen hide in the Flemish city of Bruges after a problematic job. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE, OKLAHOMA! & More Set for Covina Center for the Performing Arts' 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

A FULL year of entertainment including 5 Main Stage Shows: In My Life, Odd Couple Female Version, YPI Oklahoma!, Legally Blonde the Musical and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 11 concert TRIBUTES; Elvis, The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Santana, Bruce Springsteen, Roy Orbison, Bob Seger, Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac, Platinum Country, The Beatles & Rolling Stones! 3 Special Events, the Magic of John Gabriel, The Murder Mystery Dinner and YPI presents Disney's the Little Mermaid. You will also enjoy Coffee and Dessert after each show (excluding Murder Mystery) (more...)

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