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Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosian's Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Murder for Two will run January 24 - March 1 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

?Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multimedia star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Can Use a Few More MemoriesBWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Can Use a Few More Memories
by Michael Dale - Dec 7, 2014

Truman Capote's short story doesn't provide enough plot for this two-act musical. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Releases New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED on DVD TodayTHIRTEEN's American Masters Releases New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED on DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20 th century. (more...)

First Listen To Alice Ripley's 'The Kite Song' From A CHRISTMAS MEMORYFirst Listen To Alice Ripley's 'The Kite Song' From A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 30, 2014

Preview one of the standout songs from A CHRISTMAS MEMORY starring Alice Ripley! (more...)

New Video Featurette On A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Starring Alice RipleyNew Video Featurette On A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Starring Alice Ripley
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 29, 2014

Onstage and backstage at A CHRISTMAS MEMORY starring Alice Ripley! (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley Leads Irish Rep's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, Beginning TonightTony Winner Alice Ripley Leads Irish Rep's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents this season's annual holiday offering. Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will lead the cast of the New York premiere of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, a musical based on the classic Truman Capote short story. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of A CHRISTMAS MEMORYBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 25, 2014

Over the course of their 2014 season, Theatre at the Center, a major equity player on the Chicago theater scene, has introduced audiences to never-before-seen productions on Chicagoland stages. To round out their current season, they will be making no exception, and are thrilled to present the regional debut of the musical adaptation of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, November 13 through December 14, with a press opening on Sunday, November 16 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Directed by William Pullinsi, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY is a labor of love for its Broadway veteran team, written by Duane Poole, with music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Carol Hall. Based on Capote's touching memoir of his own childhood, this wistful Southern Christmas tale is a tender portrait of a rare friendship across generations with a joyous score that will bring love and light to everyone's hearts this holiday season. Sure to delight the entire family, Capote's masterpiece springs to life in this heartfelt musical treat. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley to Star in a A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at Irish RepTony Winner Alice Ripley to Star in a A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The New York Times reports that Tony-winning NEXT TO NORMAL star Alice Ripley will lead A CHRISTMAS MEMORY in its off-Broadway premiere at Irish Rep, running November 25, 2014 to January 4, 2015. Charlotte Moore directs. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 19th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 19th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 19, 2014

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 Grinch' opens, Fox Valley bookends Christmas, new shows 'A Christmas Memory' and 'Christmas On The Air,' 'It's A Wonderful Life' times three, plus 'Nutcracker,' 'Nut Cracking,' 'Mary Poppins' and the latest on 'Peter Pan Live!' (more...)

Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Over the course of their 2014 season, Theatre at the Center, a major equity player on the Chicago theater scene, has introduced audiences to never-before-seen productions on Chicagoland stages. To round out their current season, they will be making no exception and present the regional debut of the musical adaptation of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, through December 14, with a press opening last night, Sunday, November 16 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Directed by William Pullinsi, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY is a labor of love for its Broadway veteran team, written by Duane Poole, with music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Carol Hall. Based on Capote's touching memoir of his own childhood, this wistful Southern Christmas tale is a tender portrait of a rare friendship across generations with a joyous score that will bring love and light to everyone's hearts this holiday season. Sure to delight the entire family, Capote's masterpiece springs to life in this heartfelt musical treat. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Over the course of their 2014 season, Theatre at the Center, a major equity player on the Chicago theater scene, has introduced audiences to never-before-seen productions on Chicagoland stages. To round out their current season, they will be making no exception, and are thrilled to present the regional debut of the musical adaptation of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, November 13 through December 14, with a press opening on Sunday, November 16 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Presents A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, Now thru 12/14Theatre at the Center Presents A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Over the course of their 2014 season, Theatre at the Center, a major equity player on the Chicago theater scene, has introduced audiences to never-before-seen productions on Chicagoland stages. To round out their current season, they will be making no exception, and are thrilled to present the regional debut of the musical adaptation of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, tonight, November 13 through December 14, with a press opening on Sunday, November 16 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED, 12/2THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20 th century. (more...)

American Music Theatre Project to Host SCROOGE IN LOVE! Workshop, 11/23American Music Theatre Project to Host SCROOGE IN LOVE! Workshop, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The ?American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will present a 'by-invitation-only' workshop presentation of the new musical 'Scrooge In Love!' for Northwestern theatre faculty, students, staff and Chicago theatre industry members, on Sunday, Nov. 23. (more...)

Gregory Haney, Marc Kudisch, Telly Leung & More Workshop New Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL in NYC TodayGregory Haney, Marc Kudisch, Telly Leung & More Workshop New Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL in NYC Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The new musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL is currently undergoing a New York workshop, concluding with invited rehearsals for industry members today and tomorrow, November 6 and 7. (more...)

NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals Continues This WeekendNAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals Continues This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals today, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Gregory Haney, Marc Kudisch, Telly Leung & More to Workshop New Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL in NYC Next MonthGregory Haney, Marc Kudisch, Telly Leung & More to Workshop New Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL in NYC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?The new musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL is currently undergoing a New York workshop, concluding with invited rehearsals for industry members on November 6 and 7. (more...)

Official: Tony Winner Alice Ripley to Lead Irish Rep's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY; Cast Announced!Official: Tony Winner Alice Ripley to Lead Irish Rep's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the cast for this season's annual holiday offering. Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will lead the cast of the New York premiere of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, a musical based on the classic Truman Capote short story. (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley to Star in a A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at Irish RepTony Winner Alice Ripley to Star in a A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The New York Times reports that Tony-winning NEXT TO NORMAL star Alice Ripley will lead A CHRISTMAS MEMORY in its off-Broadway premiere at Irish Rep, running November 25, 2014 to January 4, 2015. Charlotte Moore directs. (more...)

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