John Lee News

George Thorogood & The Destroyers to Play Boulder Theater, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Boulder Theater will present George Thorogood and the Destroyers to the Boulder Theater on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. (more...)

Blues Guitarist Eli Cook Set To Release New CD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Much to the anticipation of blues music aficionados worldwide, acclaimed blues guitarist Eli Cook will be releasing his new CD titled 'Primitive Son' on April 29, 2014 on Cleopatra Records. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION Begins Previews Tonight, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Previews begin tonight, Thursday, April 10, for the Lincoln Center Theater production of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, a new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse (150 West 65th Street). Opening night is Monday, May 5. The cast includes John Aylward, Phillip James Brannon, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O'Rourke and Michael Simpson. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ives' Verse Play THE HEIR APPARENT is Divinely Silly
by Michael Dale - Apr 09, 2014

David Ives' new version of Regnard 1708 French comedy is written in nimbly penned rhyming couplets. (more...)

BOOGIE STOMP! to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Variations Theatre Group presents a limited engagement of BOOGIE STOMP! direct to NYC from the production's sold out tour of Russia. Performances will begin May 8th, with the Opening Night set for Thursday, May 15th at The Chain Theatre. (more...)

Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS Announces Talkback Series with Huffington Post, New $30 Ticket Policy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally has announced today that it will offer a series of post-show talkbacks in conjunction with the Huffington Post Gay Voices on four consecutive Wednesday evenings (4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30) at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Special guests will include LGBT activist and journalist David Mixner, attorney Roberta Kaplan, Huffington Post Gay Voices deputy editor Curtis M. Wong, and CNN political commentator Hilary Rosen, among others. Full details below. (more...)

D.U. Publishing Releases Entrepreneur on Fire - Conversations With Visionary Entrepreneurs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014


Bianca Marroquin Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Latina superstar Bianca Marroquin returns to Broadway's Chicago as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, March 31. She is also the newly-crowned National Ambassador for the Broadway industry's new Viva Broadway initiative. (Click image to download full-size JPG) On Monday, March 31, 2014, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago is pleased to welcome back Latina stage and screen sensation Bianca Marroquin to the starring role of Roxie Hart. (more...)

bergenPAC Welcomes Crystal Bowersox with Clara Lofaro Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey presents Crystal Bowersox with guest Clara Lofaro tonight, March 27th at 8PM. Be sure to reserve tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Raleigh Studios Invites Academy Award-Winning Producer Dede Gardner for Next HNB Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Academy Award-Winning Producer, DEDE GARDNER (President of Brad Pitt's Production Company, PLAN B ENTERTAINMENT), will be the next celebrated networking guest offering advise to experts and novice alike at The Hollywood Networking Breakfast. Tickets: $45 (advance) and $55 (late) by calling 323-465-9800 or http://HollywoodNetworkingBreakfast.com (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTHERS AND SONS Favors Compassion In The Face Of Intolerance
by Michael Dale - Mar 25, 2014

A few days after counter-protesters display compassion for grieving members of the Westboro Baptist Church, Terrence McNally asks us to feel compassion for a grieving anti-gay mother. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS Opens Tonight- Terrence McNally Celebrates 50 Years on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Four-time TonyŽ Award winning playwright Terrence McNally celebrates two milestones on The Great White Way-his 20thBroadway production and the 50th Anniversary of his Broadway debut-with the opening night of his newest play, Mothers and Sons, at the Golden Theatre(252 West 45th Street) on Monday, March 24, 2014. Over the course of five decades, Mr. McNally has chronicled the human experience with a wide range of works including Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Kiss of the Spider Woman,The Rink, The Ritz, and Bad Habits. A noted LGBT advocate, Mr. McNally is also credited with his unprecedented tracking of the gay rights movement-in all of its stages-as depicted in his plays, culminating in Mothers and Sons, which features the first legally-married gay couple to appear on a Broadway stage. (more...)

James Montgomery Blues Band Comes to Bridge Street Live Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

James Montgomery Blues Band is set to play Bridge Street Live tonight, March 22nd, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Cost: $15 GA, $25 VIP. (more...)

Welcome Back, Fantasia! Star to Return to Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT, May 13-June 8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Fantasia, After Midnight's original Grammy Award-winning 'Special Guest Star,' will reprise her critically acclaimed performance in the smash hit Broadway musical, Tuesday, May 13 through Sunday, June 8, 2014. After Midnight will donate $5 from each ticket sold for the Tuesday, May 13th performance to the Harlem School of the Arts, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and featuring the big-band sounds of nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, After Midnight performs at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). (more...)

SAVING MR. BANKS Blu-ray & DVD Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 19, 2014

Disney's dramatic retelling of its own history byway of the MARY POPPINS-themed feature film SAVING MR. BANKS, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, is now available to order on Blu-ray and DVD. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Tales from Red Vienna, the new play by David Grimm, directed by Kate Whoriskey, opened last night, March 18 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). This strictly limited engagement began previews on Wednesday, February 26. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the special evening below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Arianda at Her Best in TALES FROM RED VIENNA
by Michael Dale - Mar 19, 2014

Nina Arianda is outstanding in David Grimm's drama of a woman surviving post-war Vienna. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Tales from Red Vienna, the new play by David Grimm, directed by Kate Whoriskey, opens tonight, March 18 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). This strictly limited engagement began previews on Wednesday, February 26. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)

MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA with Nina Arianda Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC), opens tonight, March 18 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street) in a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, April 27. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley Plays Buell Theatre, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The national tour of the Broadway musical CHICAGO returns to Denver at The Buell Theatre tonight, March 18 through 23 only. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that John O'Hurley, the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film will reprise the role of Billy Flynn. (more...)

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