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Eight Finalists Chosen for Paper Mill Playhouse's Hairspray Dance Invention ContestEight Finalists Chosen for Paper Mill Playhouse's Hairspray Dance Invention Contest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

Paper Mill Playhouse's (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director) online video contest, Hairspray's Dance Invention has narrowed its entries down to eight finalists. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Extends At Paper Mill Playhouse 9/22-10/24HAIRSPRAY Extends At Paper Mill Playhouse 9/22-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director) announces that the 2010-2011 season opening production, Hairspray has extended its performance schedule. Originally scheduled to run through October 17, Hairspray will now run from September 22 through October 24, 2010. Casting will be announced soon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the MunyBWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Muny
by Chris Gibson - Jun 23, 2010

The classic French fairy tale, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, is given the full-blown Disney treatment in this adaptation of their own 1991 animated film. While retaining many of the elements that gave the movie it's own particular charm, this version runs a bit too long and leisurely for my tastes, being padded out with additional, and largely forgettable songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, some of which were cut from the movie. But, there's no denying the appeal of this material, and the large contingent of families in attendance on a muggy night at the Muny all seemed to be having a great time with this appealing and fun production that kicks off their 2010 season. (more...)

Dr. Joy Browne & Perry Brass Host TALKBACK TUESDAYS at THE IRISH CURSEDr. Joy Browne & Perry Brass Host TALKBACK TUESDAYS at THE IRISH CURSE
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2010

Off-Broadway's THE IRISH CURSE, Martin Casella's acclaimed comedy, announces hosts for the final two 'Talkback Tuesdays,' a weekly series offering post-show discussions and audience Q&A sessions with special invited guest speakers. (more...)

Dr. Joy Browne & Perry Brass Host TALKBACK TUESDAYS at THE IRISH CURSEDr. Joy Browne & Perry Brass Host TALKBACK TUESDAYS at THE IRISH CURSE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

Off-Broadway's THE IRISH CURSE, Martin Casella's acclaimed comedy, announces hosts for the final two 'Talkback Tuesdays,' a weekly series offering post-show discussions and audience Q&A sessions with special invited guest speakers. (more...)

THE IRISH CURSE to End Off-Broadway 5/30; London NextTHE IRISH CURSE to End Off-Broadway 5/30; London Next
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2010

THE IRISH CURSE, Martin Casella's acclaimed comedy, will end its Off-Broadway limited run on Sunday, May 30th at the Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street (between Avenue of the Americas & Varick Street), where it opened on March 28th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of HAIRSPRAY Tour Says 'Goodbye'STAGE TUBE: Cast of HAIRSPRAY Tour Says 'Goodbye'
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 25, 2010

BWW Exclusive: After 7 years on the road, the National Tour of the TonyŽ Award-winning hit broadway musical HAIRSPRAY played its final show in Riverside, CA over the weekend of April 24-25, 2010. In a video exclusively produced for BroadwayWorld, cast member Kyle Kleiboeker (Fender) gives us an inside look backstage for a behind-the-scenes peek at how this cast prepares for the show. Kleiboeker previously produced a popular online video series when he was a cast member of the national touring company of THE WEDDING SINGER. (more...)

Tuesday Talkbacks Begin Tomorrow 4/20 at THE IRISH CURSE Tuesday Talkbacks Begin Tomorrow 4/20 at THE IRISH CURSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2010

Off-Broadway's THE IRISH CURSE, Martin Casella's acclaimed comedy, announces 'Talkback Tuesdays,' a new weekly series offering post-show discussions and audience Q&A sessions with special invited guest speakers at the Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street (between Ave. of the Americas & Varick Street). (more...)

Tony Nominee Sam Harris Leads LET ME SING Musical Reading, 4/15Tony Nominee Sam Harris Leads LET ME SING Musical Reading, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

Producer Richard Winkler will present a reading of the new musical comedy LET ME SING starring Tony Award nominee Sam Harris as Al Jolson in New York City on Thursday, April 15. With a book by Sherman Yellen, new music & lyrics by Will Holt and featuring some of the most enduring Al Jolson standards, LET ME SING is directed by Matt Lenz. Carl Pasbjerg/Alchemy Productions is the General Manager. (more...)

THE IRISH CURSE Opens 3/28 at The Soho PlayhouseTHE IRISH CURSE Opens 3/28 at The Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2010

Dan Butler (best known as Bulldog on 'Frasier'), Roderick Hill (Butley on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane), Scott Jaeck ('Charmed'), Brian Leahy ('The Junior League of Superheroes'), and Austin Peck ('Days of Our Lives') star in the Off-Broadway premiere of Martin Casella's acclaimed comedy THE IRISH CURSE at the Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street (between Avenue of the Americas & Varick Street), opening Sunday, March 28th. Matt Lenz directs. (more...)

THE IRISH CURSE Opens This Sunday At The Soho PlayhouseTHE IRISH CURSE Opens This Sunday At The Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2010

Dan Butler (best known as Bulldog on 'Frasier'), Roderick Hill (Butley on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane), Scott Jaeck ('Charmed'), Brian Leahy ('The Junior League of Superheroes'), and Austin Peck ('Days of Our Lives') star in the Off-Broadway premiere of Martin Casella's acclaimed comedy THE IRISH CURSE at the Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street (between Avenue of the Americas & Varick Street), opening Sunday, March 28th. Matt Lenz directs. (more...)

Matt Lenz, David Schmittou, et al. Winners of Kevin Kline Awards Matt Lenz, David Schmittou, et al. Winners of Kevin Kline Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2010

The 5th Annual Kevin Kline Award Ceremony, held on Monday, March 22 at 7pm at the Loretto-Hilton Theater honored excellence in professional theatre in St. Louis. Recipients included: Jason Cannon (Doubt), John Contini (Barrymore), Neva Rae Powers (Souvenir), Jerry Russo (Glengarry Glen Ross), Cathy Simpson (A Song for Coretta), and Kirsten Wylder (Wonder of the World). (more...)

The Fifth Annual Kevin Kline Awards Held, 3/22The Fifth Annual Kevin Kline Awards Held, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2010

The Fifth Annual Kevin Kline Awards will take place on Monday, March 22, at 7pm, at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the campus of Webster University. 125 productions presented by 40 constituent theatres were judged in 2009, and awards will be given out in 22 categories. (more...)

THE IRISH CURSE Opens At The Soho Playhouse 3/17/2010THE IRISH CURSE Opens At The Soho Playhouse 3/17/2010
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2010

Sarahbeth Grossman and Craig Zehms today announced that they would present the Off-Broadway premiere of Martin Casella's acclaimed comedy THE IRISH CURSE at the Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street (between Avenue of the Americas & Varick Street) beginning an open-ended run on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th. (more...)

THE IRISH CURSE Offers Free St. Patrick's Day Tickets THE IRISH CURSE Offers Free St. Patrick's Day Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2010

It's no curse to be Irish on St Patrick's Day, when producers Craig Zehms and Sarahbeth Grossman of Martin Casella's acclaimed comedy THE IRISH CURSE offer a limited number of FREE tickets to anyone Irish with a name starting with O' or Mc* for the first performance on St Patrick's Day, Wednesday March 17th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BWW Exclusive Coverage - THE IRISH CURSEPhoto Coverage: BWW Exclusive Coverage - THE IRISH CURSE
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2010

BWW brings you exclusive photo coverage as the cast of THE IRISH CURSE meets the press! Dan Butler (best known as Bulldog on 'Frasier'), Roderick Hill (Butley on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane), Scott Jaeck ('Charmed'), Brian Leahy ('The Junior League of Superheroes'), and Austin Peck ('Days of Our Lives') will star in the Off-Broadway premiere of Martin Casella's acclaimed comedy THE IRISH CURSE at the Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street (between Avenue of the Americas & Varick Street). Performances begin on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th. Opening Night is set for Sunday, March 28th. Matt Lenz will direct. (more...)

North Carolina Theatre's THE FULL MONTY Closes 3/7North Carolina Theatre's THE FULL MONTY Closes 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2010

North Carolina Theatre is excited to open its 2010 season with The Full Monty, starring two-time Emmy award-winning actress, Sally Struthers and Raleigh favorite, Ira David Wood III. (more...)

North Carolina Theatre Presents THE FULL MONTY Starring Sally StruthersNorth Carolina Theatre Presents THE FULL MONTY Starring Sally Struthers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2010

North Carolina Theatre is excited to open its 2010 season with The Full Monty, starring two-time Emmy award-winning actress, Sally Struthers and Raleigh favorite, Ira David Wood III. (more...)

Anonymous Corporate Sponsor Underwrites Tickets to NC Theatre's FULL MONTYAnonymous Corporate Sponsor Underwrites Tickets to NC Theatre's FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2010

North Carolina Theatre is excited to open its 2010 season with The Full Monty, starring two-time Emmy award-winning actress, Sally Struthers and Raleigh favorite, Ira David Wood III. Directed by Matt Lenz, the show will run Saturday, February 27th through Sunday, March 7th in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Fifth Annual Kevin Kline Awards Held 3/22, Tickets On SaleThe Fifth Annual Kevin Kline Awards Held 3/22, Tickets On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2010

The Fifth Annual Kevin Kline Awards will take place on Monday, March 22, at 7pm, at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the campus of Webster University. 125 productions presented by 40 constituent theatres were judged in 2009, and awards will be given out in 22 categories. (more...)

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