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VIDEO: Josh Gad Appears in Surprise Hand Jive Performance on DANCING WITH THE STARS!
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

On last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS, one of the commercial bumper dance number featured 'The Wedding Ringer' co-stars Josh Gad and Kevin Hart. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season Opener
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 30, 2014

More than most stagings of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the new Richard Eyre production that opened the season at the Met made it hard to remember that the miserable duo who head the household were the happy couple of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. (more...)

BWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the Voice
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 29, 2014

'Cherubino is crazy in some ways, in good ways,' says Isabel Leonard, who is singing the role of the young male page in the Almaviva household in the Metropolitan Opera's new Richard Eyre production of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. 'He sees everything in Technicolor, eyes wide open, taking everything in, not missing a second that he could possibly enjoy in his life.”' (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Josh Gad, Kevin Hart Star in New Comedy THE WEDDING RINGER
by Movies News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Josh Gad (Broadway's Book of Mormong) and comedian Kevin Hart star in the new comedy THE WEDDING RINGER from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The film hits theaters on January 16, 2015. Get a first look below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Robert Downey Jr. Stars in Courtroom Drama THE JUDGE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

THE JUDGE will hit theaters on In theaters October 10th. Get a first look at the new trailer below! (more...)

Verdi's MACBETH to Screen Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

How exhilarating are the operas broadcast Live in HD to The Ridgefield Playhouse, complete with behind-the-scenes tours and commentary by some of the genres' most revered stars. From the Met in New York City comes Verdi's masterpiece Macbeth on Sunday, October 12, at 12 p.m., with star soprano Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth and Željko Lu?i?'s as Macbeth. (more...)

BWW Previews: KSU + The Musical Project = BABES IN ARMS
by Roy Berko - Sep 10, 2014

There's a new couple in town. The musical Theatre Project and Kent State's Musical Theatre program are joining forces to do a staged reading/sing-through of the musical 'Babes in Arms.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the TIFF Red Carpet for THE JUDGE
by Walter McBride - Sep 05, 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing, continuing through September 14, 2014. A total of 393 films are scheduled to be shown, including 143 world premieres. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals for THE JUDGE. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joyce DiDonato & Juan Diego Florez in Great Performances' LA CENERENTOLA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenerentola's stepfather Don Magnifico, and Luca Pisaroni as Don Ramiro's tutor, Alidoro, onGreat Performances at the Met Sunday, September 7 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) Check out a first look at the performance below! (more...)

PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET to Feature 'La Cenerentola', 9/7
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Florez as her dashing prince. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as the innocent, strong-willed and falsely accused young woman Susannah Polk. (more...)

Boston Gay Men's Chorus Coming to Brattleboro, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

To help bring attention to the critical need in the country and New England for specialized mental health care services for the LGBT community, the Brattleboro Retreat is presenting the Boston Gay Men's Chorus Live at the Latchis on Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Josh Gad, Kevin Hart Star in THE WEDDING RINGER
by Movies News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Screen Gems has released the new trailer for THE WEDDING RINGER, hitting theaters on January 16, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Gad and Kevin Hart in THE WEDDING RINGER
by Movies News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

USA Today just debuted three stills from next year's comedy THE WEDDING RINGER, featuring Josh Gad (Frozen, The Book of Mormon) with Kevin Hart as his Best Man-for-hire. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

THE MET: LIVE IN HD's 'Summer Encores' series presents Puccini's bittersweet romance LA RONDINE. The production returns with opera stars Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.* (*check local theaters for dates and times). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the production! (more...)

Photo Flash: An International Evening of Music and Remembrance Celebrating the Voices of Holocaust Survivors Through Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Nearly eleven hundred people filled Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre on Friday evening, June 13, 2014 for an International Evening of Music and Remembrance honoring Holocaust survivor and member of the Dutch Resistance, Curt Lowens, who saved 125 Jewish children and two downed American pilots during the Holocaust. Composer Sharon Farber's Bestemming: Concerto for Cello, Orchestra and Narration, which Curt Lowens served as the inspiration for, was performed with Lowens appearing as the Narrator, along with Ruslan Biryukov who appeared as the Cello Soloist, supported by the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra led by Conductor Frank Fetta. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Remembers Casey Kasem
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

SAG-AFTRA remembers the tremendous Casey Kasem, a DJ and television personality whose distinctive style and influential American Top 40 program changed broadcasting. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Releases Statement on Loss of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement on the death of actor, activist and SAG Life Achievement recipient Ruby De (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Los Angeles Museum of The Holocaust along with Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre will proudly present an international program of music and remembrance featuring Emmy Award-nominated composer Sharon Farber's Bestemming: Concerto for Cello, Orchestra and Narration. Conceived as a bridge-builder between cultures, the performance of the concerto will bring together the consul generals of Germany, the Netherlands and the Office of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles, as well as members of SAG-AFTRA to unite against oppression in support of Holocaust survivors everywhere. Other supportive organizations which will be in attendance include, Jewish World Watch, the Daniel Pearl Foundation and Steinway Gallery of West Hollywood. (more...)

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