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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...)

Official Update: Disney Comments on FROZEN's Future Broadway Plans!Official Update: Disney Comments on FROZEN's Future Broadway Plans!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last night, Disney's FROZEN is aiming to hit the stage by 2017. According to a report by the Daily Mail, the movie musical's Oscar-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez met with the film's writer and co-director Jennifer Lee, head of Disney Theatricals Thomas Schumacher, and Broadway and West End director Alex Timbers to discuss their options. Lee is writing the book with guidance from the Lopezes, who have also written 'a couple' of new songs for the show. (more...)

New PEE-WEE HERMAN Movie in Talks for Netflix DebutNew PEE-WEE HERMAN Movie in Talks for Netflix Debut
by Movies News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

TheWrap writes that Paul Reubens is returning for a new Pee-Wee Herman film, currently in negotiations to appear on Netflix. Judd Apatow is producing. (more...)

Company of Fools' PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Begins TonightCompany of Fools' PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

This December Company of Fools (COF), a proud part of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, invites you to set sail with a wildly theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be Peter Pan! COF is one of the first theaters outside of New York to receive the rights to this Broadway hit and will present 13 public performances of this family-friendly adventure from tonight, December 18 through January 3 (recommended for children ages 8 and up). (more...)

Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's 'HERE'S HOOVER!' Workshop Begins Tonight in NYCAlex Timbers and Michael Friedman's 'HERE'S HOOVER!' Workshop Begins Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Les Freres Corbusier has announced its return to off-off-Broadway with a special workshop production of Here's Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special, written by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman and directed by Alex Timbers, beginning tonight, December 5 at 8:00 pm at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. The workshop production runs through Sunday, December 21. (more...)

Les Freres Corbusier's 'HERE'S HOOVER!' Begins TonightLes Freres Corbusier's 'HERE'S HOOVER!' Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Les Freres Corbusier has announced its return to off-off-Broadway with a special workshop production of Here's Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special, written by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman and directed by Alex Timbers, beginning tonight, December 5 at 8:00 pm at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. The workshop production runs through Sunday, December 21. (more...)

Company of Fools' PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Begins 12/18Company of Fools' PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Begins 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

This December Company of Fools (COF), a proud part of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, invites you to set sail with a wildly theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be Peter Pan! COF is one of the first theatres outside of New York to receive the rights to this Broadway hit and will present 13 public performances of this family-friendly adventure from December 18 through January 3 (recommended for children ages 8 and up). (more...)

27 SANTAS AND AN ELF CALLED KEVIN Adds Shows in NYC, 12/07-2627 SANTAS AND AN ELF CALLED KEVIN Adds Shows in NYC, 12/07-26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

Due to popular demand, 27 Santas and an Elf Called Kevin is adding New York City Performances for the holiday vacation week. The 60-minute holiday show, with original book and music by Andy Street and Jonathan Kydd, will play at the Broadway Comedy Club in Times Square and tour area theaters December 7-28, 2014. (more...)

Kendrick, Streep & More React to News of Mike Nichols' Passing; Updating LiveKendrick, Streep & More React to News of Mike Nichols' Passing; Updating Live
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

BWW earlier reported the sad news that EGOT winner and entertainment icon Mike Nichols passed away suddenly on Wednesday. Friends and colleagues have already turned to Twitter to express their sorrow at the unexpected news. BWW will continue to update the reactions as they are posted. (more...)

Robert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonRobert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces five shows for its 2015/2016 season, featuring all new works, including the world-premiere musical Come from Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by acclaimed Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley; the world premiere of Indecent, co-created by director Rebecca Taichman (Playhouse's Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Milk Like Sugar), and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), co-produced with Yale Repertory Theatre; and Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington (Memphis, The Wiz), directed by The Cosby Show's Phylicia Rashad, which had its first workshop during the Playhouse's 2014 DNA New Work Series. (more...)

Les Freres Corbusier to Present 'HERE'S HOOVER!', Beginning 12/5Les Freres Corbusier to Present 'HERE'S HOOVER!', Beginning 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Les Freres Corbusier has announced its return to off-off-Broadway with a special workshop production of Here's Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special, written by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman and directed by Alex Timbers, beginning Friday, December 5 at 8:00 pm at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. The workshop production runs through Sunday, December 21. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Paul Reubens Do AVENGERS Trailer Voice-Over as Pee Wee Herman!VIDEO: Watch Paul Reubens Do AVENGERS Trailer Voice-Over as Pee Wee Herman!
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Paul Reubens brings in his iconic character Pee-wee Herman to revamp the voice-over for the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. (more...)

Remastered PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE The Complete Series Comes to Blu-ray TodayRemastered PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE The Complete Series Comes to Blu-ray Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Experience Pee-wee's Playhouse like never before! All 45 wacky episodes, plus the Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously remastered from the original film elements and now you can see this ground-breaking series for the first time in beautiful high-definition! (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

Basil Twist's THE RITE OF SPRING Premieres Tonight at Lincoln CenterBasil Twist's THE RITE OF SPRING Premieres Tonight at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The director/designer and master puppeteer Basil Twist, whose numerous works for the stage - including SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE, PETRUSHKA, DOGUGAESHI and ARIAS WITH A TWIST -- have consistently re-defined our understanding of traditional puppetry, will celebrate the New York debut of his biggest, most ambitious creation to date when Lincoln Center presents THE RITE OF SPRING during its fifth season of WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL for five performances only tonight, October 15-18 at the Rose Theatre in Frederick Rose Hall, located in the Time-Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle) at Broadway and 60th Street. (more...)

BWW Recap: BLACKLIST Warns, Don't Phish With This CreelBWW Recap: BLACKLIST Warns, Don't Phish With This Creel
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 14, 2014

Gypsy Rose Lee perfected the striptease that emphasized the tease and avoided an actual reveal. THE BLACKLIST has copied her style when will we get any concrete information on Elizabeth Keen? This week, we managed to learn only that she isn't Red's missing daughter, Jennifer. In non-Keen news, we learned that Naomi's real name is Carla and that Red was a lousy husband. Perhaps we should discuss government mind control programs instead. That's Red's solution to these issues. (more...)

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