Marilyn Monroe News

BWW Review: Gentlemen Prefer Booty in Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEBWW Review: Gentlemen Prefer Booty in Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2017

The recent Signature Theatre revival of Suzan Lori-Parks' VENUS, based on the true story of Saartjie Baartman, depicted a 19th Century African woman who was subjected to exploitation because of white people's fascination with her prominent posterior.  But the mood is considerably lighter over at Playwrights Horizons these days, where the title character of Kirsten Childs' joyfully old-fashioned, but sneakily subversive new musical, BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, is a 19th Century African-American woman who celebrates the attention her queenly derriere receives and uses it as a source of empowerment. (more...)

Joanne Clifton and Ben Adams to Star in UK Tour of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICALJoanne Clifton and Ben Adams to Star in UK Tour of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Flashdance - The Musical returns to the UK for the first time since 2011 starring Strictly favourite Joanne Clifton and singer-songwriter Ben Adams, and will arrive at Glasgow King's Theatre on 05 August 2017 prior to an extensive UK tour. (more...)

David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson Items & More Set for Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction 89David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson Items & More Set for Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction 89
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Profiles in History is proud to announce theperformance worn costumes from music icons will be going up for auction at their three day, Hollywood Auction 89, next week in Los Angeles. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Visits Storyhouse As Part Of 30th Anniversary TourBLOOD BROTHERS Visits Storyhouse As Part Of 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

2017 has marked 30 years since Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. (more...)

BWW Review: Snaps!  Cupcake Theater Stages Elle Woods' Adventure to Law School in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL!BWW Review: Snaps! Cupcake Theater Stages Elle Woods' Adventure to Law School in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL!
by George Brietigam - Jun 19, 2017

The technical bloopers this show experienced would give Spiderman: Turn off the Dark a run for its money. While I still loved this production, I feel like it opened a week before it should have (more...)

Photo Flash: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Opens at Stephen Joseph TheatrePhoto Flash: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Opens at Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

One of the UK's best-loved plays, Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, has opened the summer season at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

SHAKESPEARE'S GHOSTBUSTERS Now On Sale at Toronto FringeSHAKESPEARE'S GHOSTBUSTERS Now On Sale at Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Imagine if the original Ghostbusters movie had been written by the bard? Well, imagine no more, because The Coincidence Men bring you this: a staged reading of Shakespeare's definitive version of the cult classic! Witness Lords Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore brought to life, joined by a motley crew of spirits and miscreants worthy of the poet of Avon. 80's nostalgia and Shakespearean text will cross streams with hilarious results! (more...)

Movie Star News Archive, Photos & More at Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction 89Movie Star News Archive, Photos & More at Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction 89
by Movies News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Profiles in History is proud to announce, the Movie Star News archive of over 1,000,000 Hollywood and entertainment photographs, will be going up for auction during their three day Hollywood Auction 89 in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 13th, 2017 - Starry SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala and More!BWW Morning Brief June 13th, 2017 - Starry SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Irish Rep hosts its star-studded SONDHEIM AT SEVEN gala, featuring an intro by Angela Lansbury! (more...)

SMASH's Marilyn Monroe Musical BOMBSHELL Inches Closer to BroadwaySMASH's Marilyn Monroe Musical BOMBSHELL Inches Closer to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

It's been a couple of years since BOMBSHELL, the Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC's cult series SMASH, started the long journey to Broadway. But as we bask in the afterglow of the Tony Awards, the LA Times reports the show 'looks Broadway-bound for real.' (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

2017 has marked 30 years since Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. In celebration, this iconic musical has been visiting theatres across the country, performing to sell-out houses and receiving standing ovations. Due to its continued success the tour is continuing into the Autumn, opening on Tuesday 29 August at G Live in Guildford. (more...)

Defunkt Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonDefunkt Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Defunkt Theatre is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Season: NO HOLDS BARRED: 3 Portland Premieres (more...)

Jen Danby's CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and FARRAH Coming to NYC This JulyJen Danby's CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and FARRAH Coming to NYC This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a two-dates-only double feature performance on Saturday, July 8th and Saturday, July 15th of CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and of FARRAH about '70s superstar Farrah Fawcett. (more...)

William Daniels to Sign 'THERE I GO AGAIN' Memoir at Drama Book Shop TomorrowWilliam Daniels to Sign 'THERE I GO AGAIN' Memoir at Drama Book Shop Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Drama Book Shop will welcome celebrated actor of stage and screen, William Daniels (1776, Boy Meets World, St. Elsewhere) for a discussion to celebrate the publication of his new memoir, There I Go Again. Daniels will sit down with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland for an intimate conversation about his life on stage and off. (more...)

BWW Interview: Delia Cabe, author of STORIED BARS OF NEW YORKBWW Interview: Delia Cabe, author of STORIED BARS OF NEW YORK
by Neil Shurley - Jun 5, 2017

For as long as there have been bars in New York City, writers have congregated in their local watering holes to fight writer's block, find inspiration, and mostly, to drink. In this visual and historical celebration of New York's spirited literary past, Delia Cabe offers a fascinating field guide to all the best writerly taverns and bookish watering holes in New York City. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Announces HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN to Take the Stage in 2018Cleveland Play House Announces HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN to Take the Stage in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist Hershey Felder (Broadway's George Gershwin Alone and Maestro Bernstein) will tickle the ivories as one of the most popular and prolific songwriters of the 20th century in Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZRoxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Rare and Important Disney Animation Art and Disneyland Treasures Are Going Up For AuctionRare and Important Disney Animation Art and Disneyland Treasures Are Going Up For Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On June 9th in Los Angeles, Profiles in History will auction off 50 rare Disney theme park cast member attraction costumes. It is the largestcollection to ever be offered at auction. Highlights include, a five piece Haunted Mansion gothic style costume, pictured left, and a four piece, Haunted Mansion, gothic style maid costume, each is estimated to sell for $900 - $1,500. Costumes from almost every Disney attraction are included like, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hall of Presidents, Tomorrowland, Animal Kingdom and they are each estimated to sell in the range of $100 - $800. (more...)

'SWINGING WITH SINATRA' to Benefit Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation at UCPAC'SWINGING WITH SINATRA' to Benefit Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation at UCPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

'Swinging with Sinatra, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack' event will take place at 8:00 p.m. on June 3, 2017 at Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St, Rahway, NJ 07065. All profits from the event will be donated to Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional TheatreWIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

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