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Photo: CABARET's Alan Cumming Marks 50th Birthday With Disco-Themed CelebrationPhoto: CABARET's Alan Cumming Marks 50th Birthday With Disco-Themed Celebration
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

CABARET's Alan Cumming marked his 50th birthday by hosting a dance party at New York's EZ Studios. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh BonnevilleShakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh Bonneville
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 28, 2015

Get ready Shakespeare lovers! Shakespeare Uncovered returns to PBS this Friday, January 30th. Like the first series, the second celebrity-hosted installment will cover a wealth of information, including a look at some iconic performances, historical and biographical data, and new analysis by noted scholars and guests, all of which will open up six of Shakespeare's greatest plays. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2015 - Broadway Hibernates as Juno Hits the City!WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2015 - Broadway Hibernates as Juno Hits the City!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 27, 2015

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: Broadway's IF/THEN goes dark (as planned), just as Juno hits the city! (more...)

THE LION KING Becomes Highest Grossing Show in QPAC HistoryTHE LION KING Becomes Highest Grossing Show in QPAC History
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) today announced the Brisbane season of The Lion King has smashed box office records making it the highest grossing show in the Centre's 30 year history. (more...)

ONCE, ANNIE & More Set for Broadway Across Canada's 2015-16 at Southern Alberta Jubilee AuditoriumONCE, ANNIE & More Set for Broadway Across Canada's 2015-16 at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Season packages for the 15/16 Calgary Season will be available for renewing subscribers beginning this Monday January 26 and go on-sale to the general public on March 16 at 10 am. Subscriptions may be purchased online at www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or by phone at 1-855-532-7469. See more about this season's shows: (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/22/2015 - Double-Dose of INTO THE WOODS, CHICAGO's New Roxie and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/22/2015 - Double-Dose of INTO THE WOODS, CHICAGO's New Roxie and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 22, 2015

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: Two productions of INTO THE WOODS launch tonight, Charlotte d'Amboise returns to CHICAGO, the Artios Awards are held tonight in NY and LA and more! (more...)

Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that George Brant's spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines play GROUNDED, with Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway, has been added to the 2014-15 downtown season. Directed by Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, GROUNDED marks the return to the Public Theater stage for Hathaway who played Viola in the 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. GROUNDED will begin performances in the Anspacher Theater on Tuesday, April 7 and run through Sunday, May 17, with an official press opening on Thursday, April 23. (more...)

Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry to Host 2015 UConn Winter Puppet Slam, 2/6Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry to Host 2015 UConn Winter Puppet Slam, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program will present the 2015 UConn Winter Puppet Slam on Friday, February 6 at 8:00 p.m. in the Dramatic Arts Department's Studio Theatre. The UConn Winter Puppet Slam will feature short works by professional puppeteers, including famed New York City performer James Godwin, and the Semi-Upright Puppet Theater (UConn Puppet Arts graduate Joe Therrien and Bread & Puppet Theater veteran Jason Hicks), as well as new works by talented students from UConn's Puppet Arts, Digital Media & Design, and Art Programs. The UConn Winter Puppet Slam is supported by a generous grant from the Puppet Slam Network. (more...)

Randy Kovitz to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at off the WALL, 1/29-31Randy Kovitz to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at off the WALL, 1/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The Librarian (Randy Kovitz) in Glen Berger's Underneath The Lintel is returning for its final run in off the WALL's In Repertory schedule. Having started his search in August 2014, Jan. 29-31, 2015 marks the end of his quest. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/16/2015 - GIGI in D.C., McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/16/2015 - GIGI in D.C., McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 16, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: GIGI kicks off in D.C., BEAUTIFUL is on the hunt for its next Carole King, James McAvoy leads THE RULING CLASS revival in the West End and more! (more...)

Anne Hathaway Eyeing GROUNDED at the Public This Spring; Julie Taymor to DirectAnne Hathaway Eyeing GROUNDED at the Public This Spring; Julie Taymor to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Anne Hathaway is in talks to appear onstage in George Brant's GROUNDED, a one-woman drama about an F16 pilot involved in airstrikes in the Middle East, at the Public Theater this spring. THE LION KING and SPIDER-MAN director Julie Taymor will helm and design the production. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez to Lead 1/26 Reading of SING ME HOME in L.A.Mandy Gonzalez to Lead 1/26 Reading of SING ME HOME in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Members of the Los Angeles theater community are invited to a staged reading of Sing Me Home on January 26 at 8 pm (cocktails at 7 pm). This brand new, contemporary musical, with book by Amber Romina Cassell and music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Kristy Hanson features fourteen original songs in the pop-rock genre, with influences ranging from rhythm and blues to country. (more...)

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA to Feature Tony Nominee Orfeh TonightMarty Thomas Presents DIVA to Feature Tony Nominee Orfeh Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Marty Thomas presents DIVA is a weekly show at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. Featuring a rotating cast of tremendous female vocalists, it is hosted and produced by Marty Thomas (XANADU, WICKED, THE SECRET GARDEN). DIVA celebrates fabulous female vocalists paying tribute to some of histories most over the top icons! The cast performs a brand new show every week with exciting new guests rotating. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Gets A Modern Makeover For ChildrenBWW Reviews: Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Gets A Modern Makeover For Children
by Jade Kops - Jan 3, 2015

Opera Australia brings back Julie Taymor's modern interpretation of THE MAGIC FLUTE, for the 2015 Summer Season. Translated to English by J D McClatchy, this version, originally created for the Metropolitan Opera of New York in 2005 gives the 18th Century story of the education of mankind a modern pantomime treatment. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Offers Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF TodayPaper Mill Playhouse Offers Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to announce a special autism-friendly performance for its critically-acclaimed, holiday musical, Elf. Paper Mill Playhouse will offer this special autism-friendly performance of Elf today, December 23, at 1:30pm. This performance is designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse released a block of great seats today for its holiday musical, Elf, for the week following Christmas. Expanded availability includes performances from December 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf is directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Elf runs eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through January 4, 2015. Elf has been playing to many sold-out houses since November 26. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. (more...)

SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY Confirms FROZEN Heading to Broadway!SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY Confirms FROZEN Heading to Broadway!
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 14, 2014

Tonight, the mammoth Disney Theatricals pulls back the curtain on the eight Broadway shows that they have brought to the stage over the past 20 years. BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS will be hosted by Broadway favorite, and ABC Family member, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and will feature performances by Elton John, Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen (from ABC's NASHVILLE), Ashley Brown (Broadway's original Mary Poppins), Darren Criss (GLEE), Adam Jacobs (Broadway's Aladdin), and more. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Spencer Liff Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Spencer Liff Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

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