Judy Garland News

'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Cast & Creatives Set for 92Y Event, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

92Y presents an evening with the cast and creative team behind the best-reviewed show of the season, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Robert L. Freedman (book/lyrics) and Steven Lutvak (music/lyrics) discuss the production's ten-year journey to Broadway, with performances from cast members Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O'Hare, and Lauren Worsham on Sunday, May 11 at 8 pm. The original cast album is released today on Ghostlight Records. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ & More Set for TCM's Classic Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has announced that six of their classic films with upcoming tent-pole Blu-ray anniversary and special editions will be featured at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival from April 10-13 in Hollywood. (more...)

Carol Channing, Cher, Stephanie J. Block & More React to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Today, stars of stage and screen reacted to the passing of the stage and screen legend (more...)

Breaking News: Legendary Entertainer Mickey Rooney Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

According to TMZ, Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died today at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, and Joshua Henry Talk About the Beauty in VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani, and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry star in Violet with Ben Davis, Annie Golden, Emerson Steele, Austin Lesch,Anastacia McCleskey, Charlie Pollock, Jacob Keith Watson, Rema Webb and Virginia Ann Woodruff. Violet officially opens on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street) for a 20-week limited engagement. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Denver (more...)

BWW Reviews: VIVIAN REED Signs, Seals and Delivers a Soulful and Powerful Performance at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 03, 2014

In the late '70s, Vivian Reed captured a Tony Award nomination and won a Drama Desk Award for her work in the Broadway musical Bubbling Brown Sugar, and although Reed has delivered some critically-acclaimed work in the many years since (a Tony nomination for the 1992 musical The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club and a star turn in the revue Three Mo' Divas), during the last decade she had gone and stayed away too long, mainly to take care of her ailing mother. Last November, she dipped a toe in the New York nightclub waters, producing a one-night show at 54 Below that was highly praised and offered hints of great things to come. But this past Monday night—the first of what will ultimately be a four-show run of “An Evening With Vivian Reed” (the next three dates are April 14, May 20 and June 19)—this performing powerhouse established her return in earnest. With Reed's still expressive voice tackling musical genres ranging from R & B to Jazz to Great American Songbook standards to Gospel (even a dash of Opera), her electric and passionate show was cabaret/nightclub performing as revival meeting in more ways than one. Reed is not only reviving her singing career, she is inspiring impassioned converts at the same time. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Judy, Barbra & Ethel Schmooze & Sing Spectacularly
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 03, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to kick off a brand new weekly column celebrating some classic celluloid moments from theatre history - whether culled from TV, film, vintage footage or even more obscure sources - with a very special focus on the best and brightest stars of yesteryear, thusly titled THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY! (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Belts Out 'Over the Rainbow' on LETTERMAN
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

When the host requested a sampling from the concert, Chenoweth happily obliged by belting out the Judy Garland classic, 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' (more...)

MISS GULCH RETURNS! Kicks Off Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth's New Collaboration, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth | Table & Stage in beautiful Hillcrest are excited to announce a new collaboration in 2014, presenting for the first time ever performances of Diversionary's adventurous Cabaret series in San Diego's premier Dinner Theatre! (more...)

Good Theater Premieres UNDERWATERGUY, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Good Theater has announced the world premiere of Stephen Underwood's UNDERWATERGUY playing April 2-13 for twelve performances at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. For tickets and more information contact Good Theater at 207-885-5883 or go to www.goodtheater.com . (more...)

THE MEETING* Hosted by JUSTIN SAYRE to Play The Rrazz Room with Colleen McHugh, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its premiere performance at THE RRAZZ ROOM on Thursday, April 17 at 8:00 PM. After extended runs at 54 Below and Joe's Pub in New York, the show will make its Pennsylvania debut with this show. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The show will feature special guests Colleen McHugh. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with END OF THE RAINBOW at the Arvada Center
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2014

The Arvada Center is making a bold move with its current main-stage production. The regional premiere of END OF THE RAINBOW follows Judy Garland during a six week run in London six months before her tragic death. While it includes many of Judy's actual arrangements of some of her most loved songs, it isn't a musical. It is a play with music. This week, 'In Focus' host Eden Lane takes viewers behind the scenes for some of the early rehearsals to meet the creative team and the cast. Click below! (more...)

THE MEETING* Hosted by Justin Sayre to Make Los Angeles Debut, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Justin Sayre and The Meeting* - known for a signature blend of outrageous comedy, politics, culture and everything in between - were named among the Top nightclub shows of 2013 by Time Out New York, and received the 2012 Bistro Award for 'Comedy Artistry' and a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance. Each month, the I.O.S gathers to honor an artist or a cultural work that is iconic to the gay community. Justin Sayre, the show's creator, writer and host, serves as the Chairman of the Board of the International Order of Sodomites and brings his singular wit to essential business of the day through such regular features such as 'Letters to the Chairman' and 'New Rulings from the Board.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: SE EU FOSSE VOCÊ - a Brazilian movie hit is now a stage musical in Rio de Janeiro.
by Paulo Afonso De Lima - Mar 31, 2014


InDepth InterView: Richard LaGravenese On Writing/Directing THE LAST FIVE YEARS Film, Plus BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, Two New TV Series & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2014

Today we are talking to a multi-talented creative force who has had a hand in crafting a wide range of memorable and vivid characters over the course of his career as both a screenwriter and a director - the earnest and energetic Richard LaGravenese. Detailing the finer points of his forthcoming stage-to-screen iteration of Jason Robert Brown's beloved cult musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, LaGravenese traces the development of the project from his earliest inspiration through to the final finished film, now awaiting distribution. Additionally, LaGravenese opens up about the casting process and reformatting of the piece for the cinematic medium, as well as previews some of the standout moments we can anticipate when the film is finally released - musical, dramatic, stylistic and otherwise. Besides all about THE LAST FIVE YEARS, LaGravenese also discusses his screenplay for the recent rapturously-received HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra and reacts to its international success, as well as shares thoughts on the cast and the script as it was realized on film by director Steven Soderbergh. Plus, LaGravenese offers us the exclusive 411 on his upcoming currently untitled CW TV series, directed by Taylor Hackford, and sheds some light on his contributions to Angelina Jole's new film UNBROKEN, as well as previews his forthcoming WE TV project coming up later this year, too. All of that, a look back at P.S. I LOVE YOU and more in this expansive conversation with a noted modern entertainment master. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Vermont - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Vermont (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Honor John Cameron Mitchell at Joe's Pub, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 PM with a celebration of the lauded actor, writer and director John Cameron Mitchell just in time for the Broadway debut of his celebrated musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. After a highly-successful season at 54 Below, The Meeting* has returned to its downtown roots this year with shows through May. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The April show will feature special guests to be announced. (more...)

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