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NextStop Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: KISS ME, KATE; CITY OF ANGELS & MoreNextStop Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: KISS ME, KATE; CITY OF ANGELS & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

More than ninety percent of the audience-members who attend NextStop Theatre Company productions in Herndon, Virginia come from within a 5 mile radius of the tucked-away theatre, housed in a "covert" warehouse location next to Washington's Dulles Airport. But the hidden theatre company continues to achieve the unusual: enticing DC's top artists to travel outside the beltway. (more...)

STAGE KISS, DOGFIGHT & More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonSTAGE KISS, DOGFIGHT & More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano announced selections today for the 2015-2016 Mainstage season. Three additional world premieres will be announced soon as part of their Sandbox Series of new plays. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre's 16th Season to Include SWEET CHARITY, LAURA, and More!Stoneham Theatre's 16th Season to Include SWEET CHARITY, LAURA, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Stoneham Theatre is pleased to announce its Mainstage programming for Season 16. This year will showcase some exceptional not-seen-enough Broadway musicals that will have you laughing and toe-tapping, a stylish murder mystery whodunit classic, and a brand-new musical about lobstering with a book by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes and music and lyrics by Boston favorite Steven Barkhimer. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Close Out Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMSeattle Musical Theatre to Close Out Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

FORUM runs April 10-26, 2015 at Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park. Tickets ($20-$35) are available at www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of Porchlight Music Theatre's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of Porchlight Music Theatre's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the final mainstage production in its 20th Anniversary "Season of Sondheim," A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, April 17 - May 24, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Previews are Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight's CITY OF ANGELS Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: Porchlight's CITY OF ANGELS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present the next production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... City of Angels, featuring book by Larry Gelbart (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, M*A*S*H), music by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Barnum) and lyrics by David Zippel (The Goodbye Girl, Disney's Mulan) with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham. City of Angels will be presented again tonight, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a look at last night's opening festivities below! (more...)

SEINFELD & Theater Star Daniel Von Bargen Dies at 64SEINFELD & Theater Star Daniel Von Bargen Dies at 64
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Daniel von Bargen, best known for playing George Costanza's boss Mr. Kruger during the final season of NBC's SEINFELD, has pased away at the age of 64. (more...)

Brandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELS, Beginning TonightBrandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present the next production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... City of Angels, featuring book by Larry Gelbart (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, M*A*S*H), music by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Barnum) and lyrics by David Zippel (The Goodbye Girl, Disney's Mulan) with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham. City of Angels is presented for two-nights-only tonight, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Sondheim on Sondheim (February 6 - March 15) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Mosh Pit's Oscar wrap-up, plus BIC's 'First Wives Club,' 'Book Of Mormon' and 'For The Record,' Theater Wit's 'Mr. Burns,' Porchlight's 'City Of Angels' and Bailiwick's 'Murder Ballad.' Upcoming, The Hypocrites' 'American Idiot,' a new theater in the Wisconsin Dells, and two evenings with The Improvised Sondheim Project! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Funny Things Happen in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Bayou City TheatricsBWW Reviews: Funny Things Happen in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Bayou City Theatrics
by Nyderah Williams - Feb 22, 2015

Bayou City Theatrics' starts off its spring season in good humor with its production of the comedy. The lyrics of the opening song promise 'Something appealing, something appalling, something for everyone...tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight,' and this production certainly does not disappoint. The farcical depiction of ancient Rome is ripe with smart, comical moments, boundless energy, endless laughs and impeccable choreography. (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonDAMN YANKEES, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Cabrillo Music Theatre announces the 2015-2016 season of shows. Three shows new to Cabrillo and to the Civic Arts Plaza, and a returning classic last performed here in 1996, 'A Season for All Seasons' has a show for every season of the year, and all are crowd-pleasers that everyone will enjoy! All of Cabrillo's productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

WGAW to Honor Harold Ramis with 2015 Screen Laurel AwardWGAW to Honor Harold Ramis with 2015 Screen Laurel Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Writers Guild of America, West will honor late screenwriter-director-actor-producer Harold Ramis with its Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 14. Erica Mann Ramis and family will accept the award on his behalf. (more...)

Rene Auberjonois Will Make Musical Return in ENTER LAUGHING at Wallis Annenberg CenterRene Auberjonois Will Make Musical Return in ENTER LAUGHING at Wallis Annenberg Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

According to his official website, stage and screen star Rene Auberjonois will make his musical return in ENTER LAUGHING- THE MUSICAL, playing at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts February 10 - March 1, 2015. Based on the play of the same name, the musical features a book by Joseph Stein and music & lyrics by Stan Daniels. (more...)

Brandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More to Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELSBrandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More to Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the next production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... City of Angels, featuring book by Larry Gelbart (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, M*A*S*H), music by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Barnum) and lyrics by David Zippel (The Goodbye Girl, Disney's Mulan) with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham. City of Angels is presented for two-nights-only Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Sondheim on Sondheim (February 6 - March 15) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

The Community Players; SLY FOX Begins 1/9The Community Players; SLY FOX Begins 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

The Community Players, Rhode Island's oldest community theatre, proudly present Larry Gelbart's hilarious comedy Sly Fox onstage January 9-11 and 16-18. Taking inspiration from Ben Johnson's Volpone, the play is a riotous romp about greed, lust and the art of the con from the author of M*A*S*H, Tootsie and Oh God! (more...)

Donmar's CITY OF ANGELS Eyeing West End TransferDonmar's CITY OF ANGELS Eyeing West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Donmar's artistic director Josie Rourke is in talks to transfer CITY OF ANGELS to the West End. Negotiations are in the early stages, so no word yet on a timeline or whether the original cast will travel with the show. (more...)

Sean Mathias Joins Creative Team of THE EXORCIST; Play Heading for Broadway?Sean Mathias Joins Creative Team of THE EXORCIST; Play Heading for Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a stage version of The Exorcist is currently in the works, and Tony nominee Sean Mathias is on board to direct the project. The play, adapted by John Pielmeier, enjoyed a run at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse in 2012, starring Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields. Production details have not yet been announced. (more...)

CITY OF ANGELS - On The Red Carpet With Cast And Guests, Including Mackintosh and Paige!CITY OF ANGELS - On The Red Carpet With Cast And Guests, Including Mackintosh and Paige!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Check out the cast of City of Angels at their opening night after-party - with guests including Cameron Mackintosh and Elaine Paige! (more...)

Photo Coverage: CITY OF ANGELS - Barks, Fraser, Craig and More - All The Pics!Photo Coverage: CITY OF ANGELS - Barks, Fraser, Craig and More - All The Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

City of Angels has opened at the Donmar - check out Johan Persson's production pics! (more...)

Review Roundup: CITY OF ANGELS at Donmar WarehouseReview Roundup: CITY OF ANGELS at Donmar Warehouse
by Review Roundups - Dec 17, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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