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Ghostlight Releases BEAUTIFUL, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Album CommentariesGhostlight Releases BEAUTIFUL, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Album Commentaries
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the launch of the new series 'Ghostlight Shines On...' presenting exclusive audio commentary on some of its major recordings from Broadway and beyond. The series currently features commentary for two hit albums the label released in 2014: the Broadway smash Beautiful - The Carole King Musical and the beloved score for The Bridges of Madison County, which won 2014 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations. (more...)

L'Etage Cabaret to Present A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG, Begin. 11/9L'Etage Cabaret to Present A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG, Begin. 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Three one-acts from the writer The New York Times critic Ben Brantley described as "…one of our funniest playwrights," master of parody Christopher Durang, will be presented beginning November 9 at L'Etage Cabaret in Philadelphia. A Streetcar Named Durang: Two Burlesques and a Western will be presented by The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, the Philadelphia-based theater company whose mission is to present classic absurdist theater to audiences in the Philadelphia region. (more...)

Sonnet Repertory Theatre to Honor Celia Weston at 12th Annual Benefit & Cabaret, 11/23Sonnet Repertory Theatre to Honor Celia Weston at 12th Annual Benefit & Cabaret, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Sonnet Repertory Theatre presents their Twelfth Annual Benefit and Cabaret on Sunday, November 23, at Joe's Pub to honor award-winning actress, CELIA WESTON. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Powerful Acting Makes CoHo's 'NIGHT, MOTHER a Must SeeBWW Reviews: Powerful Acting Makes CoHo's 'NIGHT, MOTHER a Must See
by Patrick Brassell - Oct 19, 2014

Thelma and Jessie have a messy relationship, and there are a lot of questions both women have for each other. Some get answered and some don't. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CoHo's 'NIGHT, MOTHERPhoto Flash: First Look at CoHo's 'NIGHT, MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

CoHo's production 'NIGHT, MOTHER is filled with treasures, opening tomorrow, Oct. 17. The wonderful actor Gavin Hoffman is making his professional directorial debut. Jacklyn Maddux, one of Portland's finest actors, and Dana Millican, a ferocious talent, are playing two dream roles. And of course the play by Marsha Norman. 'NIGHT, MOTHER utilizes the unities of time and space, provoking deep thought and a visceral emotional experience. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next MonthCyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of November 2014. Featuring: Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Karrin Allyson, Cyrill Aimee, Barbara Carroll, Anita Gillette, Music of Joe Henderson, Native Soul, Peter Mazza, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Adrienne Warren, Cast of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and More Join Lilly Awards' Broadway Cabaret at Birdland, 11/10Adrienne Warren, Cast of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and More Join Lilly Awards' Broadway Cabaret at Birdland, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Additional Performers have been added to The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret including Adrienne Warren (Bring It On), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), David Beach, Adam Guettel, Brooks Ashmanskas and original Broadway cast members Keala Settle, Alison Case, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kathleen Monteleone, Jim Newman and Dale Soules joining Amanda Green singing a song from her show Hands on a Hard Body. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Elaine Smith, Playwright for ANGELS AND MINISTERS OF GRACE at NJ RepBWW Interviews: Elaine Smith, Playwright for ANGELS AND MINISTERS OF GRACE at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 15, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will have 'Angels and Ministers of Grace' on their Long Branch stage from October 26th to November 26th. We had the opportunity to speak with the show's playwright, Elaine Smith about the play and her career. (more...)

Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown Set for Northlight Theatre's 40th Anniversary Party, 12/11Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown Set for Northlight Theatre's 40th Anniversary Party, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 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, on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $150, and are available at 847.673.6300 or northlight.org. (more...)

CoHo Presents 'NIGHT, MOTHER, 10/17CoHo Presents 'NIGHT, MOTHER, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

CoHo's production 'NIGHT, MOTHER is filled with treasures, opening Oct. 17.The wonderful actor Gavin Hoffman is making his professional directorial debut. Jacklyn Maddux, one of Portland's finest actors, and Dana Millican, a ferocious talent, are playing two dream roles. (more...)

Wetumpka Depot Players to Present 'NIGHT, MOTHERWetumpka Depot Players to Present 'NIGHT, MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Wetumpka Depot Players are no strangers to state, regional and national theatre festivals. This fall the group has selected Marsha Norman's 'Night, Mother as their selection for ACTfest in late October. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Guthrie Celebrates Artistic Director Joe Dowling in New YorkPhoto Flash: The Guthrie Celebrates Artistic Director Joe Dowling in New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Guthrie Theater held a cocktail party in New York City this week to celebrate Joe Dowling and his final season at the theater. He leaves in June 2015 after 20 years and as the longest Artistic Director in the theater's history. The party was held at the home of Frank and Frances Wilkinson, board members of the Guthrie Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

New Vocal Selections from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Out This MonthNew Vocal Selections from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The new Hal Leonard Vocal Selections folio for Jason Robert Brown's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will be available by the end of the month. (more...)

Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

New York Stage and Film has announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held this year on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City), will honor Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez. (more...)

MTI Picks Up Rights to Jason Robert Brown's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYMTI Picks Up Rights to Jason Robert Brown's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Lindsay Mendez, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for Lilly Awards' Broadway Cabaret at Birdland, 11/10Jenn Colella, Lindsay Mendez, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for Lilly Awards' Broadway Cabaret at Birdland, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Lilly Awards Foundation with the Broadway at Birdland Series presents The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret: An evening of showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's Best to benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. (more...)

CoHo Presents Playwright Marsha Norman's 'NIGHT, MOTHER, 10/17-11/08CoHo Presents Playwright Marsha Norman's 'NIGHT, MOTHER, 10/17-11/08
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Marsha Norman's 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning play, 'NIGHT, MOTHER was the first Broadway show written by a woman with a cast of only woman. She has won numerous awards, including a Tony for the book of The Secret Garden and a Peabody award for her writing on the HBO series In Treatment.. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Milwaukee Rep's THE COLOR PURPLE Plays Beautiful, Bold and BrilliantBWW Reviews: Milwaukee Rep's THE COLOR PURPLE Plays Beautiful, Bold and Brilliant
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 2, 2014

n a revival of Alice Walker's bold novel The Color Purple, the award winning musical opens The Milwaukee Rep's 2014-2015 theater season reprising the WOW in entertainment that began with Ragtime in their 60th season. Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning 1982 story arrives in a re-adaptation of the 1985 film and 2005 Broadway musical redesigned for the Quadracci Powerhouse stage featuring a superb cast, which after almost three hours, "fills the room like a sweet perfume… restoring a belief in trust and tenderness." (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES (Original Cast Recording) is Atmospheric and MoodyBWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES (Original Cast Recording) is Atmospheric and Moody
by David Clarke - Sep 29, 2014

Stephen Edwards' TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES, a musical adaption of Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel, is a musical that never found its proper footing. Prior to opening on the West End, the UK tour was met with positive reviews, but poor critical reception at London's Savoy Theatre saw the musical shutter faster than anyone anticipated. Yet, TESS still has life thanks to TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES (Original Cast Recording). (more...)

Jason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara Record BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Commentary, Now AvailableJason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara Record BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Commentary, Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 26, 2014

Multi-award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown joins the star of his recent Broadway musical drama THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, Kelli O'Hara, for an innovative new commentary track for the complete cast album of the musical, now available to hear in full. (more...)

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