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Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014
by - Jul 29, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: President Obama Awards National Medals of Arts to John Kander, Bill T. Jones & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

President Barack Obama presented the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014 in an East Room ceremony at the White House. Check out photos from the special ceremony below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: John Kander, Bill T. Jones & More Recieve National Medals of Arts
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2014

Just yesterday, President Barack Obama presented the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals in an East Room ceremony at the White House. NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, 'Whether its animation or architecture, writing or music, these artists' creativity and passion have made an enormous impact on our nation. I join the President in congratulating them and celebrating the arts in our country.' The official citations for the 2013 National Medal of Arts recipients are: Julia Alvarez, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Joan Harris, Bill T. Jones, John Kander, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Maxine Hong Kingston, Albert Maysles, Linda Ronstadt, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, and James Turrell. Check out the ceremony below! (more...)

President Obama Says 2013 National Medal of Arts Honorees 'Add Texture to Our Lives'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

President Barack Obama presented the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals this afternoon, July 28, 2014, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama was also in attendance. (more...)

Adobe Theater's 2014-15 Season to Feature FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, CURTAINS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Adobe Theater announces the plays that will comprise the final production in 2014 and the first four shows in 2015. These plays are: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of THE VISIT Rehearsals with Chita Rivera, John Kander & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival will soon present The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. In her Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, in The Visit. When Claire returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth, the locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What can your heart afford? Go inside rehearsals with the video below! (more...)

Chita Rivera Set to Return to Birdland for Seven Shows This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The incomparable CHITA RIVERA returns to Birdland (315 West 44 Street) for seven shows only, Tuesday, October 7 through Saturday, October 11. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Photo: CABARET's Alan Cumming Gives Warm Willkommen to Former Emcee John Stamos
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Last Sunday, July 20th, the cast of Broadway's CABARET shared a warm Willkommen! to John Stamos, who portrayed the show's iconic Emcee in the 2002 production. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/14 - NEVERLAND, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, STREETCAR and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 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: It's a night for movie adaptations! FINDING NEVERLAND begins in Boston, and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE opens in the West End, with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, starring Gillian Anderson, also launching tonight across the pond! (more...)

John Kander, Bill T. Jones, BAM & More to Receive 2013 National Medals of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event will be live streamed at WH.gov/Live. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the Vineyard Theatre's New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's comedy BILLY & RAY this fall, with performances set to begin October 2 and an opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Desert Stages Theatre's CABARET Lacks Oomph
by Herbert Paine - Jul 21, 2014

The one good thing to be said about Desert Stages Theatre's production of Cabaret is Terry Gadaire. As the racy and suggestive Emcee of 1929 Berlin's Kit Kat Klub, he personifies the decadence and ultimately the pathos of a Germany descending through the gates of Hitlerian hell. Gadaire has been a consistently brilliant performer in Valley theatre, most recently delivering a tour de force reprise of his role as King Arthur in Fountain Hills Theater's Spamalot. Once again, he reveals his exemplary singing and acting chops. (more...)

Michelle Williams Extends Run in Broadway's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Michelle Williams has extended her acclaimed run as 'Sally Bowles' opposite Alan Cumming as 'Emcee' in Cabaret on Broadway through November 9, 2014. (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...)

North Bay Stage Company's CABARET Opens July 25th at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

It's time to return to the Kit Kat Klub in the new 1998 version of the Tony Award musical, CABARET. First time to be performed in the North Bay, the show includes two very different portrayals of the Emcee as director John DeGaetano's production of the musical officially opens July 25th at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. (more...)

Signature Theatre Seeks Contestants for 2014 SIGNATURE IDOL Competition; Deadline 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Are you the next Broadway or pop sensation? The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA is looking for the next 'Signature Idol,' as the popular Signature Idol Competition returns for one day only during the theatre's annual Open House on August 2nd. Held in Signature's MAX Theatre, the competition enters its fifth year with a panel of three celebrity judges in search of the best undiscovered singers in the DC region. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical (more...)

Photo Coverage: CABARET's Alan Cumming Unveils Sardi's Caricature!
by Walter McBride - Jul 09, 2014

The company of Cabaret gathered at Sardi's yesterday to celebrate the official portrait unveiling for stage and screen star Alan Cumming. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you complete coverage from the special event below! (more...)

Jason Danieley, David Garrison & More Join Chita Rivera in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen M. Kaus just announced the full cast and creative team for The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: CABARET's Alan Cumming Unveils Sardi's Caricature!
by Walter McBride - Jul 08, 2014

The company of Cabaret gathered at Sardi's today to celebrate the official portrait unveiling for stage and screen star Alan Cumming. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek at the caricature below! And be sure to check back later for our full coverage! (more...)

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