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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...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Katherine Kelly and Hadley Fraser in Donmar's CITY OF ANGELSPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Katherine Kelly and Hadley Fraser in Donmar's CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

City of Angels at Donmar Warehouse stars Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser, along with Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu, Peter Polycarpou and Rebecca Trehearn. They are joined by Nick Cavaliere, Cameron Cuffe, Marc Elliott, Adam Fogerty, Kadiff Kirwan, Sandra Marvin, Mark Penfold, Jennifer Saayeng, Jo Servi and Tim Walton. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek - CITY OF ANGELS, Opening Tonight!Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek - CITY OF ANGELS, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Two decades after its London premiere, Donmar artistic director Josie Rourke revives one of the acknowledged greats of twentieth century musical theatre - and here's a sneak peek of two of its stars, Hadley Fraser and Katherine Kelly. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/11- CITY OF ANGELSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/11- CITY OF ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2014

Today in 1989, City of Angels opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 879 performances. City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the 'real' world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the 'reel' world of the fictional film. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s. It was directed by Michael Blakemore with sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Florence Klotz. (more...)

Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown Set for Northlight Theatre's 40th Anniversary Party TonightTony Winner Jason Robert Brown Set for Northlight Theatre's 40th Anniversary Party Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces Northlight's 40th Anniversary Party featuring a performance by Tony Award winner, composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. The event, which will also include a cocktail reception, raffle and auction, will be held at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, tonight, December 11, 2014 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for St. Petersburg (more...)

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