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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  10/20; IT'S ONLY A PLAY Breaks RecordsINDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/20; IT'S ONLY A PLAY Breaks Records
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 20, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 10/19/2014. (more...)

2014 SOUND BITES Musical Finalists Announced2014 SOUND BITES Musical Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Theatre Now New York has announced the ten musicals that will be featured in the 2nd Annual SOUND BITES 10-Minute Musical Theatre Festival to be performed on December 8, 2014 at 7:00PM at the 47th Street Theatre in Manhattan. Tickets go on sale to the public October 27 at www.tnny.com and 855-254-SHOW [7469] and start at just $25. (more...)

Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Star Comes to UCPAC, 10/26Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Star Comes to UCPAC, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

The Union County Performing Arts Center proudly presents RUSSELL FISCHER in THE JOURNEY HOME on Sunday, October 26, 7:00 PM at Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street, in Rahway, NJ. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Opens Tonight on BroadwayIT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opens tonight, October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY to Take Over Times Square Billboard with Social Media InitiativeIT'S ONLY A PLAY to Take Over Times Square Billboard with Social Media Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that in celebration of Opening Night of It's Only a Play, the production will be featured on Branded Cities' stunning digital Times Square billboard on the Thomson Reuters building. From 5:30PM - 10:30PM EST, the billboard will feature innovative Broadway audience engagement by live-streaming select selfies and photos taken by fans of the production that night, and using the hashtag: #ItsOnlyASelfie. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 12/30-1/11/2015KINKY BOOTS National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 12/30-1/11/2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award- winner Harvey Fierstein (book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award- winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS), opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from December 30, 2014 - January 11, 2015. Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Segerstrom Center start at $29 and are now available online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, November 22 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host Free Panel Discussion, 9/28Off Broadway Alliance to Host Free Panel Discussion, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway on Sunday, September 28th. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara to Open Up About THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Sirius XMJason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara to Open Up About THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Sirius XM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Tune in to SiriusXM Radio 'On Broadway' Channel 72 on Labor Day (Monday, September 1) at 12:00 pm EST for an exclusive broadcast on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of this year's 'Best Score' Tony Award winner, The Bridges of Madison County from Ghostlight Records. The special program will feature never-before-heard song-by-song commentary from the show's three-time Tony-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown and leading lady Kelli O'Hara. An encore presentation will air at 8:00 pm EST. SiriusXM is available on radios, in vehicles, online and via apps for mobile devices. A free listening trial is available at www.siriusxm.com. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Welcomes Additional Cast Members to Ensemble; Full Company AnnouncedKINKY BOOTS National Tour Welcomes Additional Cast Members to Ensemble; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Hits the Road; Full Touring Cast Announced!KINKY BOOTS Hits the Road; Full Touring Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

Liam Doyle To Lead Cast Of ALTAR BOYZ At Greenwich Theatre, Starts Oct 3Liam Doyle To Lead Cast Of ALTAR BOYZ At Greenwich Theatre, Starts Oct 3
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 27, 2014

After five hilarious years and over 2000 performances Off-Broadway, ALTAR BOYZ makes its UK Premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014. (more...)

Six Black Male Playwrights to Be Featured in The New Black Fest's HANDS UP This FallSix Black Male Playwrights to Be Featured in The New Black Fest's HANDS UP This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

In the spirit of Facing Our Truth, The New Black Fest will commission 6 black male playwrights to write monologues and/or performance essays entitled HANDS UP: 6 playwrights, 6 testaments. The playwrights include Dennis Allen II, Nathan James, Nathan Yungerberg, Eric Holmes, Idris Goodwin, and Glenn NSangou. (more...)

Voting Now Open to Choose Logo for Broadway-Bound Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHERVoting Now Open to Choose Logo for Broadway-Bound Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

As announced earlier today on his popular industry blog The Producer's Perspective, Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport (It's Only a Play, Kinky Boots, ...Madison County) wants YOU, the public, to help choose the logo for the upcoming Broadway production of the new musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Welcome Back to Broadway! IT's ONLY A PLAY Company Greets the Press at Joe AllenPhoto Coverage: Welcome Back to Broadway! IT's ONLY A PLAY Company Greets the Press at Joe Allen
by Walter McBride - Aug 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the press conference below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT's ONLY A PLAY Cast Meets the Press at  at Joe Allen!Photo Coverage: IT's ONLY A PLAY Cast Meets the Press at at Joe Allen!
by Walter McBride - Aug 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos of the stars' arrivals below! (more...)

BWW TV: What a Cast! Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound IT'S ONLY A PLAYBWW TV: What a Cast! Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang and you can check out what they had to say about the play below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: The All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Meets the Press!FREEZE FRAME: The All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Aug 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning - check out a first look below! (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next WeekMike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

ALTAR BOYZ Makes UK Premiere at Greenwich Theatre, Oct 3ALTAR BOYZ Makes UK Premiere at Greenwich Theatre, Oct 3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Hallelujah! After five hilarious years and over 2000 performances Off-Broadway, ALTAR BOYZ will make its UK Premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014. On sale now. (more...)

Schoenfeld Theatre Box Office Now Open for Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAYSchoenfeld Theatre Box Office Now Open for Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The box office officially opened today for the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, which will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning on Thursday, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. Tickets are available by visiting the Schoenfeld Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm (also Sundays, beginning August 31st); or online at Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. It's Only A Play is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport. For more information, visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com. (more...)

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