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BWW Blog: The Best & Worst of the 2014-15 Season at Durham Performing Arts Center!BWW Blog: The Best & Worst of the 2014-15 Season at Durham Performing Arts Center!
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 27, 2015

Since the 2014-15 Season at the Durham Performing Arts Center has wrapped up, I decided to give you guys my top picks for what were some of the best (and the worst) productions I saw this past season. I've seen many quality productions within the past year, with one little exception. (more...)

Roger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam TheatreRoger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

A memorial celebration of his life, which will be open to the public, has now been set for Monday, September 21, 2015 at 1pm at The New Amsterdam Theatre, currently home to Disney's ALADDIN.  (more...)

Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Fisher Theatre on Sale 7/26Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Fisher Theatre on Sale 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Tickets will go on sale Sunday, July 26 for the return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing Detroit's Fisher Theatre, November 17 - December 6. Tickets will be available for purchase at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Fisher Theatre box office starting at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 27. (more...)

Christian Borle to Lead Workshop of New 'BRITISH INVASION' Musical from Rick EliceChristian Borle to Lead Workshop of New 'BRITISH INVASION' Musical from Rick Elice
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 2015

British pop is headed to the stage in the new piece THE BRITISH INVASION MUSICAL (working title) from the co-creator of JERSEY BOYS. The New York Post writes that SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle will star a workshop of the project this Wednesday. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 FellowsNew York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2015/16 season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Nathan Alan Davis, Hansol Jung and Patricia Ione Lloyd and the directors are Noelle Ghoussaini, Alexandru Mihail and Danya Taymor.  (more...)

BWW Review:  THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL is Creepy Funny at the New Theatre in Overland ParkBWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL is Creepy Funny at the New Theatre in Overland Park
by Steve Wilson - Jul 19, 2015

All things ghoulish, macabre, ghastly, and a little bit frightening are alive and well living within the walls of the Addams Family home. The only place to see this outrageous musical comedy is at the New Theatre in Overland Park. Richard Carrothers directs The Addams Family a New Musical running through September 20 at the dinner theater. Daniel Doss provides musical direction and Katelin Zelon the choreography for the delightful yet maybe a little bizarre musical. (more...)

Photos and Footage: In Memoriam... Broadway Dims Its Marquees for Roger ReesPhotos and Footage: In Memoriam... Broadway Dims Its Marquees for Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Broadway community mourned the loss of Tony Award-winning actor and Tony-nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away last Friday at age 71, by dimming the Great White Way's theater marquees in his memory tonight, July 15th, at 7:45 p.m. for one minute. Scroll down for footage and photos of the special moment to honor the one-of-a-kind star. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Hugh Panaro Remembers Roger Rees, as Broadway Dims Its Lights Tonight in His MemoryBWW Exclusive: Hugh Panaro Remembers Roger Rees, as Broadway Dims Its Lights Tonight in His Memory
by Jessica Showers - Jul 15, 2015

Broadway recently lost one of its brightest in Roger Rees, the astonishing actor who landed on our shores at the beginning of the '80s with THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKELBY. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Re-Air 2012 Interview with Roger Rees This WeekTHEATER TALK to Re-Air 2012 Interview with Roger Rees This Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

THEATER TALK honors the late actor/director Roger Rees with an encore presentation of its 2012 interview featuring Rees and his husband, Rick Elice, discussing their three decades as life-partners, as well as their collaboration with Alex Timbers on the multi-Tony® winning play, Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Memory of Roger ReesBroadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Memory of Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award - winning actor and Tony Award - nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away last Friday at age 71. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, July 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part TwoPhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Dim on Wednesday in Memory of Roger ReesBroadway Lights Will Dim on Wednesday in Memory of Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award® - winning actor and Tony Award - nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away on Fridayat age 71. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, July 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part OnePhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part One
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Remembers Roger ReesBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Remembers Roger Rees
by Ken Fallin - Jul 13, 2015

To remember the legend, we bring you three illustrations of his work by caricature artist Ken Fallin- two from his appearance in The Addams Family, and the third from The Visit. (more...)

Roger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be SetRoger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband, Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

It was just back in late-May when we reported that Roger Rees, then starring in THE VISIT on Broadway opposite Chita Rivera had departed the show on a medical leave. Today, we are sad to share the news that the star passed away on Friday evening, at home in New York at 71. According to a statement from his publicist, he passed away at home after battling a brief illness. (more...)

Broadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger ReesBroadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

We came online this morning to an overflowing inbox of thoughts and rememberances that we present belong along with quotes from industry notables on social media. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed. (more...)

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in PhotosPhoto Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 11, 2015

Below, we share photos from the site's archives of the star both onstage and off. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed.  (more...)

Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Fox Theatre on Sale 8/9Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Fox Theatre on Sale 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Dates have been announced for the Atlanta return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to Atlanta to play the Fox Theatre October 6-11 as part of the 2015/2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta Series! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Opening Tonight at Cortland RepPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Opening Tonight at Cortland Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Cortland Repertory Theatre's third production in their 44th annual summer season is the regional theatre premiere of the 'creepy, kooky and all together ookie' musical 'The Addams Family', based on the iconic characters of TV, movies, and New Yorker cartoons drawn by Charles Addams. A recent show on Broadway, this new musical has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Performances of CRT's production will run from tonight, July 8, through July 25, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

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