New Group News

THE KING AND I Begins 10/22 at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., previewing October 22, opening October 29, and running through January 4, 2015. Nick Bowling (Juno and The Normal Heart at Timeline Theatre) makes his Marriott Theatre directorial debut with a fresh take on this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, merging history and romance with today's social and political issues. THE KING AND I takes audiences on an uplifting journey of the power of education as characters transform from instructor to students themselves, learning from one another in the process. In consultation with the Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago, Bowling and Choreographer Tommy Rapley will explore ancient Siamese customs, dance and traditions, and bring them to life on stage. (more...)

SmartBear Makes Application Profiling Seamless for Microsoft Visual Studio Users
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

In the past, Visual Studio developers had to bounce between their environment and profiling tool, slowing them down during crucial development steps. New AQtime Pro 8.22 eliminates the back-and-forth with simple to use functionality built right into their environment. (more...)

YO SOY EL ARTISTA's Second Round of Auditions Air this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The second round of Auditions on Telemundo's new mega-reality competition, “Yo Soy El Artista” (I Am the Artist), brings more drama, emotion and heartfelt stories, this Sunday, September 21 at 8pm/7c. (more...)

New York Theatre Barn to Present Pre-Premiere of MARRYING ME and SEAWIFE, Sept 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

On September 22nd, you have one chance to see a New York Theatre Barn (The Barn) exclusive Pre-Premiere* of the new musicals, MARRYING ME and SEAWIFE at the Daryl Roth Theatre's D-Lounge at 7:30 pm. MARRYING ME's book is by Mark Beau de Silva, with lyrics by EllaRose Chary and music by Onn San. SEAWIFE is created by New York City based indie-folk band The Lobbyists in collaboration with Seth Moore and director Liz Carlson. The Barn is the only 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre company whose sole mission is 'to give theatre a chance.' (more...)

Seven Actresses Up for Female Lead in TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, who were reportedly in the running earlier this summer, also remain in the mix. (more...)

Seriously Capable, Surprisingly Compact: Packing Pro Features And FX-format Image Quality, The Nikon D750 Is The Full-Frame D-SLR That's Been Worth Waiting For
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, Nikon Inc. announced the D750, the D-SLR that provides adept enthusiasts with the powerful combination of pro-caliber photo and video features with FX-format image quality. The new D750 represents a leap forward for this camera segment, inheriting some of the best elements from Nikon's revered full-frame professional cameras, with new and refined features aimed at sparking creativity and sharing with built-in Wi-Fi. Additionally, Nikon has also announced the SB-500, a versatile yet compact multimedia Speedlight, and Nikon's fastest ultra wide-angle lens yet, the new AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED. These new products easily supplement a professional's kit, while making it more appealing than ever for enthusiasts to discover the intense and immersive image quality that only an FX-format sensor can offer. (more...)

The Walls Group's 'Fast Forward' Tops Multiple Gospel Charts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

FAST FORWARD, the increasingly popular new release by The Walls Group, grossed the most album sales this week according to Nielsen SoundScan figures and debuted at #1 on the Gospel Album Sales Chart and Billboard's Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart. This news comes off the heels of an impressive street-week for the project, as the album recently scored #1 spots on both iTunes and Amazon's gospel chart. Executive produced by multi-platinum gospel star Kirk Franklin, FAST FORWARD features 10 tracks of modern, up-beat and progressive music with strong gospel influences. FAST FORWARD is available everywhere music is sold. (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' will open September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews tonight, September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

TCG Announces SPARK Leadership Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the ten participants in the SPARK Leadership Program, one of the programs in TCG's Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions in artistic, management or producing roles at U.S. not-for-profit theatres. (more...)

Carl Turner Releases ANGELA'S CLUB: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

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BWW TV: Broadway Gets a New Princess- Meet the Latest Company of CINDERELLA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 06, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein's Cinderella will soon welcome film and television star Keke Palmer as Cinderella, Emmy Winner Sherri Shepherd as her wicked stepmother Madame, and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother - beginning September 12 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City. The new cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the New Group of stars. Check out what they had to say about filling the glass slippers below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Abrahamse & Meyer's ONE ARM a Winning Adaptation of Tennessee Williams Short Story
by David Fick - Sep 06, 2014

Abrahamse & Meyer Productions are back at the Artscape Arena with ONE ARM, the company's latest exploration of the work of Tennessee Williams and the first of which is a new adaptation of a non-theatrical work by the iconic playwright and author. (more...)

Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Steep Theatre Company will launch its fourteenth season with the Midwest Premiere of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, directed by Shade Murray. Steep's production marks the Chicago debut not only of the play, but also of the playwright. While audiences across the nation may be familiar with his extensive credits as an actor on film, television, and stage, The Vandal is Mr. Linklater's playwriting debut. The production opens on Thursday, October 2 at Steep's Edgewater home. (more...)

Tickets to The New Group's STICKS AND BONES Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Tickets are on sale beginning September 4 for David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, the production launching The New Group's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Scott Elliott, this production features Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman. Previews begin Tuesday, October 21 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, November 6. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through December 14 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Harold Clurman Lab to Premiere Dennis Staroselsky's JUST ABOUT CURED, 9/6-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, is proud to present the world premiere of Just About Cured by Dennis Staroselsky. Directed by Ian Morgan, Just About Cured will play from September 6 through 18. The cast includes Kate Marie Frank, Marc Menchaca, Marie Polizzano*, Theo Stockman* and John Wodja*. (*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. This is an Actors' Equity Approved Showcase.) The Lab Theater's recent work includes the off-Broadway run of Israel Horovitz's Lebensraum and, in Los Angeles, the Ovation-nominated run of Long Way Go Down by Zayd Dohrn. (more...)

The Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Summer Season, National Tour, BBC Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company announces the summer 2015 season. (more...)

HOAXOCAUST! Joins FringeNYC's Encores Series; Runs at Baruch, 9/11-24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Questing Beast Productions is proud to present the 2014 FringeNYC Encores performances of HOAXOCAUST!, written and performed by Barry Levey, directed by Jeremy Gold Kronenberg (Caroline, or Change - NYIT Award Outstanding Production of a Musical Nominee). HOAXOCAUST! Winner of this year's 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award. (more...)

Jane Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Jerry Adler and More to Join Larry David in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK; Spring Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Tickets go on sale today for FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy starring and written by Larry David, the creator and star of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and co-creator of 'Seinfeld.' FISH IN THE DARK, to be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will mark Larry David's Broadway debut and will feature Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Jonny Orsini, Rosie Perez, and Jerry Adler. The production will begin previews Monday, February 2, and open on Thursday, March 5 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THEY CALL ME Q Begins New Fall Schedule Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Beginning tonight, the Off-Broadway smash THEY CALL ME Q is adding Tuesday evenings to its fall playing schedule at St. Luke's Theatre. The award-winning THEY CALL ME Q opened on June 4th to unanimous rave reviews, led by the Village Voice which lauded the emotionally charged comedy for delivering "a winning tale thanks to author and actor Qurrat Ann Kadwani's dead-on impersonations of New Yorkers and some unselfconscious spoofing of her own immigrant iterations growing up tough in the Bronx." (more...)

Pearl Cohen Launches Software Copyright Protection Group
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The law firm of Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP has formed a dedicated Software Copyright Protection Group that will be led by Mitchell Shelowitz, a partner with over 22 years experience representing clients in business and technology matters. (more...)

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