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Jane Lynch, Our Lady J, Birthday Sax and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubJane Lynch, Our Lady J, Birthday Sax and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running August 19-30.†Visit www.joespub.com†for†a complete list of shows or scroll down for details! (more...)

Review Roundup: New Robert & Kristen Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: New Robert & Kristen Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Aug 11, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse†opened†its world premiere of UP HERE, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of†Robert Lopez†(The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. UP HERE is directed by Tony Award nominee†Alex Timbers†(Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and runs now through September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre.† (more...)

Jane Lynch, Our Lady J, Birthday Sax & More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubJane Lynch, Our Lady J, Birthday Sax & More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running August 12-23, 2015. Scroll down or visit†www.joespub.com†for†a complete list of shows! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/2015 - CHESS Reimagined, RENT in Scotland, Broadway Quiz and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/2015 - CHESS Reimagined, RENT in Scotland, Broadway Quiz and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 7, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: CHESS gets a brand-new staging in White Plains, RENT goes to Scotland, Broadway nerds battle it out with theatre trivia and more! (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse†opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Gad Elmaleh & More Comedians Coming to Joe's PubJane Lynch, Gad Elmaleh & More Comedians Coming to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Funny People coming to Joe's Pub at the Public from Summer-Fall 2015 include Jane Lynch, Daniel Koren and more. Check out the full list below! (more...)

Netflix to Premiere PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY in March 2016Netflix to Premiere PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY in March 2016
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Pee-wee Herman has announced on his official blog that his new feature-length movie, PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY, will premiere on Netflix in March 2016! (more...)

BEASTS OF NO NATION Kicks Off Netflix's Original Film InitiativeBEASTS OF NO NATION Kicks Off Netflix's Original Film Initiative
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Netflix announced today the rollout of its original film initiative with Beasts of No Nation, the powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) and starring Golden Globeģ winner Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) that will debut Friday, October 16, 2015 (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla PlayhouseBetsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

POPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL to Return to NYMF This JulyPOPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL to Return to NYMF This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Papal Productions/ Michael Chase Gosselin are pleased to announce the return to New York City of POPE! An Epic Musical as an Official Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of†Motown the Musical,†opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).† With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder†Berry Gordy,†Motown the Musical†is directed by†Charles Randolph-Wright.††London previews will begin on†11 February 2016†with press night on 8†March 2016 with the show booking to†22 October 2016.† Casting and further information about†Motown the Musical†will be released shortly. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Rebecca Luker, Mary Testa and More to Celebrate Women Making Musicals at Prospect's 2015 GalaTaylor Louderman, Rebecca Luker, Mary Testa and More to Celebrate Women Making Musicals at Prospect's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Prospect Theater Company is pleased to announce additional cast members for its 2015 annual gala, a Concert Evening Celebrating Women Making Musicals. This special one-night-only event will be held at The Times Center on Saturday, May 16 with an 8pm concert performance featuring Broadway and Prospect stars. The evening's program includes a diverse array of songs written or co-written by women, including encores of work from Prospect productions. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Prospect's ongoing mission to develop and produce new musical theater works by emerging artists. (more...)

Megan Hilty & More Set for Transcendence Theatre Company's 2015 SeasonMegan Hilty & More Set for Transcendence Theatre Company's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Transcendence Theatre Company announced their 2015 season of spectacular outdoor Broadway concerts in Sonoma Wine Country running June 19 through September 13 featuring Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Historic Park and the Transcendence Artist Series in various locations throughout Sonoma Valley. Transcendence Theatre Company, named by USA Today's 10BEST as the #2 'Outdoor Concert Venue You Shouldn't Miss' in the United States, was chosen as "Theater of the Year" for the second consecutive year by Broadway World San Francisco. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Orange County Debut of MURDER FOR TWO This SpringLaguna Playhouse to Present Orange County Debut of MURDER FOR TWO This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the Orange County premiere of the Smash-Hit, Off-Broadway musical, MURDER FOR TWO, book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, choreography by Wendy Seyb, musical direction by David Caldwell and direction by Scott Schwartz. (more...)

Opinion Piece: Why Has NBC Resurrected The Psycho Killer Lesbian Plot?Opinion Piece: Why Has NBC Resurrected The Psycho Killer Lesbian Plot?
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 6, 2015

The 'psycho lesbian' murderer is a staple media stereotype without basis in fact. Seeing it on NBC'S THE BLACKLIST in 'Vanessa Cruz' harks back to a less enlightened era of television and film. Isn't THE BLACKLIST sexist and offensive enough without it? (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GLOBAL TAX DRIVER Could Use Clearer DirectionsBWW Reviews: GLOBAL TAX DRIVER Could Use Clearer Directions
by Gil Kaan - Mar 23, 2015

A talented ensemble energizes the Los Angeles premiere of playwright Leilani Chan's Global Taxi Driver, a collection of taxi drivers' stories from all over the world. (more...)

Rochester's MOSES MAN Set for NYMFRochester's MOSES MAN Set for NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Rochester will have a front row seat at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) this July, thanks to a new musical written by Rochesterians Deborah Haber and Casey Filiaci: Moses Man: A Musical Journey of Survival. (more...)

B.J. Ward to Perform at Crazy Coqs, 13 AprilB.J. Ward to Perform at Crazy Coqs, 13 April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Vocalist B.J.Ward, who released B.J. Ward Sings Marshall Barer on Concord Records in 2005, will perform the late lyricist's music at London's The Crazy Coqs on April 13th at 8pm, with UK pianist and composer, Simon Wallace. Ward is one of the most popular voice talents in the U.S., known both as a voiceover talent who has voiced hundreds of films, TV and games, and as a concert artist. Her very popular one-woman show, Stand-Up Opera, has played at The Kennedy Center and Ward has been a guest artist with symphonies and Performing Arts Centers around the U.S. On the day following the Crazy Coqs show, Ward releases Double Feature (LML), a recording dedicated largely to film music, with the legendary pianist, Donn Trenner. (more...)

Netflix Teams with Judd Apatow on PEE-WEE HERMAN'S NEXT BIG ADVENTURENetflix Teams with Judd Apatow on PEE-WEE HERMAN'S NEXT BIG ADVENTURE
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

?Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere exclusively in all of its territories the new feature film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. (more...)

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