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@Matthewjethomas - 1/28/15 05:19pm Side note:;-in England we spell math has an s /and I almost just spelt 'even' - 'Evan'. You should see my scripts.. The work of a 5 yr old.


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Photo Flash: Backstage With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sheryl Crow, and the Cast of DINERPhoto Flash: Backstage With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sheryl Crow, and the Cast of DINER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre is currently presenting the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy AwardŽ-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy AwardŽ winnerSheryl Crow. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony AwardŽ Winner Kathleen Marshall (Broadway's Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), the production began performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre December 9. It will play for six and a half weeks, through January 25. Check out some backstage photos of the creative team and cast meeting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sheryl Crow & Barry Levinson Talk DINER in POST: POV SeriesSTAGE TUBE: Sheryl Crow & Barry Levinson Talk DINER in POST: POV Series
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre is currently presenting the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy AwardŽ-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy AwardŽ winnerSheryl Crow. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony AwardŽ Winner Kathleen Marshall (Broadway's Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), the production begins performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre December 9. It will play for six and a half weeks, through January 25. Crow and Levinson both just took part in Post: POV, a series hosted by Peter Marks, at which the duo discussed putting the new musical together. Check out the full conversation below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: Tony-Winning Revival of PIPPIN Wraps Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Tony-Winning Revival of PIPPIN Wraps Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2015

Broadway's high-flying, death-defying Tony Award winning hit musical Pippin takes down the Broadway big top today, Sunday, January 4, 2015 after 709 performances and 37 previews. The Pippin national tour is now playing in cities across the US and future productions are planned for London, Australia and Amsterdam. In honor of it's closing, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the revival's Broadway run below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 27-January 2THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 27-January 2
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2015

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of Idina Menzel on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, The Temptations and The Four Tops on Broadway, a first look at MTC's CONSTELLATIONS, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award winnerSheryl Crow. The production began performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre December 9 and will play through January 25 (the entirety of the Signature run is now sold-out). Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)

DINER at the Signature Theatre - You can taste the french fries and gravy!DINER at the Signature Theatre - You can taste the french fries and gravy!
by Charles Shubow - Dec 30, 2014

World premiere musical written by Barry Levinson, music and lyrics by Sheryl Crow, and directed by Kathleen Marshall is just plain fun. (more...)

Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical Sells Out Run at Signature TheatreSheryl Crow's DINER Musical Sells Out Run at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow. The production began performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre December 9 and will play through January 25. Signature just unveiled a new trailer for the show, and you can check it out below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Sheryl Crow's DINER Opens at Signature TheatreReview Roundup: Sheryl Crow's DINER Opens at Signature Theatre
by Review Roundups - Dec 29, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award winnerSheryl Crow. The production began performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre December 9 and will play through January 25. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Signature Theatre's New Trailer for Sheryl Crow's DINERSTAGE TUBE: Watch Signature Theatre's New Trailer for Sheryl Crow's DINER
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow. The production began performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre December 9 and will play through January 25. Signature just unveiled a new trailer for the show, and you can check it out below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/15/14 - POCATELLO, MR. MAGOO, NOT THE MESSIAH and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/15/14 - POCATELLO, MR. MAGOO, NOT THE MESSIAH and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 15, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: POCATELLO opens off-Broadway, MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS and 26 PEBBLES benefit good causes, and NOT THE MESSIAH begins tonight at Carnegie Hall! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Grisetti, Matthew James Thomas, Adam Kantor and the Cast of Sheryl Crow's DINER at Signature Theatre!Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Grisetti, Matthew James Thomas, Adam Kantor and the Cast of Sheryl Crow's DINER at Signature Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical Begins Performances Tonight in D.C.Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical Begins Performances Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow. The production begins performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre tonight, December 9. It will play for six and a half weeks, through January 25. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Men of Signature Theatre's DINER - Opening Tonight!STAGE TUBE: Meet the Men of Signature Theatre's DINER - Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy AwardŽ-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy AwardŽ winner Sheryl Crow. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony AwardŽ WinnerKathleen Marshall (Broadway's Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), the ensemble piece will feature Whitney Bashor (Barbara; Broadway's Bridges of Madison County and Signature's The Hollow), Bryan Fenkart (Modell; Broadway's Memphis), Aaron Finley (Billy; Broadway's Rock of Ages),Josh Grisetti (Shrevie; Off-Broadway's Enter Laughing), Erika Henningsen (Beth; Show Boat: Live from Lincoln Center with the NY Philharmonic), Derek Klena (Boogie; Broadway's Wicked, The Bridges of Madison County and Second Stage'sDogfight), Adam Kantor (Eddie; Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal and Second Stage's The Last Five Years), Tess Soltau(Elyse; Broadway's The Addams Family), Matthew James Thomas (Fenwick; Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,Pippin), and John Schiappa (Older Boogie; Broadway's Rocky, The Other Place, Wicked). (more...)

Sheryl Crow & Barry Levinson Will Talk DINER in POST:POV SeriesSheryl Crow & Barry Levinson Will Talk DINER in POST:POV Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre will soon present the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy AwardŽ-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy AwardŽ winner Sheryl Crow. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony AwardŽ Winner Kathleen Marshall (Broadway's Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), the production begins performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre December 9. It will play for six and a half weeks, through January 25. According to the Washington Post, later today Crow and Levinson will both take part in Post: POV, a series hosted by Peter Marks, at which the duo will discuss putting the new musical together. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Cast for Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical; Whitney Bashor, Bryan Fenkart & More Set to Star!Signature Theatre Announces Cast for Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical; Whitney Bashor, Bryan Fenkart & More Set to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre just announced the full cast for the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy AwardŽ-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy AwardŽ winner Sheryl Crow. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony AwardŽ Winner Kathleen Marshall (Broadway's Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), the ensemble piece will feature Whitney Bashor (Barbara; Broadway's Bridges of Madison County and Signature's The Hollow), Bryan Fenkart (Modell; Broadway's Memphis), Aaron Finley (Billy; Broadway's Rock of Ages),Josh Grisetti (Shrevie; Off-Broadway's Enter Laughing), Erika Henningsen (Beth; Show Boat: Live from Lincoln Center with the NY Philharmonic), Derek Klena (Boogie; Broadway's Wicked, The Bridges of Madison County and Second Stage'sDogfight), Adam Kantor (Eddie; Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal and Second Stage's The Last Five Years), Tess Soltau(Elyse; Broadway's The Addams Family), Matthew James Thomas (Fenwick; Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,Pippin), and John Schiappa (Older Boogie; Broadway's Rocky, The Other Place, Wicked). (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 25-31THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 25-31
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 31, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the first preview of SIDE SHOW, Jeremy Jordan at 54 Below, the opening nights of THE REAL THING and THE LAST SHIP, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ben Vereen Reunites With PIPPIN Cast on National TourPhoto Flash: Ben Vereen Reunites With PIPPIN Cast on National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

On Thursday Evening, October 30th, there was certainly "Magic to Do" backstage at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Ben Vereen, the original "Leading Player" in the 1972 Broadway production of PIPPIN, visited with the cast backstage after watching the performance. Ben was reunited with his original "Pippin", actor John Rubinstein ("Charles"), with whom Ben appeared in the original Broadway production helmed by Bob Fosse. Actors pictured with Ben are Tony-Winner Andrea Martin ("Berthe") Matthew James Thomas ("Pippin"), Sasha Allen ("Leading Player") and more! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey to Join Cast of PIPPIN National Tour in Los Angeles Straight from BroadwayKyle Dean Massey to Join Cast of PIPPIN National Tour in Los Angeles Straight from Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Nederlander Organization and the producers of the Tony Winning revival of PIPPIN have announced that Kyle Dean Massey will assume the role of Pippin beginning Tuesday, Nov 4th at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles. He will be replacing Matthew James Thomas who takes his final bow on Sunday, November 2nd. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Extraordinary Tony-Winning Revival of PIPPIN Somersaults into SoCalBWW Reviews: Extraordinary Tony-Winning Revival of PIPPIN Somersaults into SoCal
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 28, 2014

Arguably, director Diane Paulus' greatest triumph to date is the spectacular new production of PIPPIN, the 2013 Tony-winning revival of Stephen Schwartz's trippy but winsome musical about the angst-riddled but hyper-aspirational young son of King Charlemagne, and his erratic, sometimes frustrating journey of self-discovery. In her marvelously inventive, re-imagined update---now playing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through November 9---Paulus brilliantly orients the topsy-turvy machinations of the entire story within the canvas-lined confines of a big-top circus. Here, the over-the-top performance troupe that 'guides' our hero's search for self-fulfillment aren't merely just actors (or 'players') but are also all agile, athletic circus performers that tumble, leap, and balance themselves for our (and Pippin's) entertainment pleasure. As expected, both Pippin and the audience are equally lulled into submission. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Newest Broadway Revival of PIPPIN Provides Spills and Thrills at the PantagesBWW Reviews: Newest Broadway Revival of PIPPIN Provides Spills and Thrills at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Oct 23, 2014

In 1972 Pippin opened on Broadway and became one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history, closing in 1977. Stephen Schwartz's bubbling optimistic tunes made the surreal and sensual mood of the piece an ultra-pleasant experience for theatre goers. One actually left the theatre humming the score. Throughout the dreamlike texture of Pippin's quest for his 'Corner of the Sky', however, there blooms a simplistic, timeless message that reverberates to this day. So, even though this brand new revival set in a circus big top is visually more opulent with high swinging artists and feats of magic, the pieces of the puzzle do fit into place - original director Bob Fosse would approve - and the play's substance is untarnished. Director Diane Paulus may take a bow for her simply stunning ambition of embellishment. I prefer the simplicity of the original, which allows your imagination to take flight, but must own up to enjoying most of the new version. How can you not, as the Fosse-esque style with acrobatics added on make for a visually splendid evening of dance and action. (more...)

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