Roy Furman News

Broadway Worldwide Entertainment Media's DIRECT FROM BROADWAY Will Bring Theatre to the Big Screen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

On September 19, 2014, Broadway Worldwide, Inc. and Chinese media entrepreneur Dr. Bruno Wu's Sun New Light Culture Development Limited, a part of Sun Seven Stars Entertainment Media Group, today announced a joint venture agreement to create Broadway Worldwide Entertainment Media (BWEM). (more...)

Rehearsals Begin for Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Rehearsals begin today, Monday, September 22, for the upcoming world premiere of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS prior to its engagement at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris where previews will begin Saturday, November 22, 2014 for a Wednesday, December 10, 2014 opening night. The Broadway run of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will begin previews Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens On Bringing THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2014

Watch Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens as they talk about bringing the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Broadway. In the fifth and sixth segments in a six-part series, Haddon and Stephens continue their discussions about adapting the best-selling book into a stage play and bringing the play from the West End to Broadway. (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Begins Performances on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time begins previews tonight, September 10. The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, will officially open on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Begins Performances on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will begin previews tomorrow, Wednesday, September 10. The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, will officially open on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Booth Theatre Box Office for THE ELEPHANT MAN Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

The Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, NYC) box office opens today, Friday, September 5 at 10 a.m., for tickets to Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play THE ELEPHANT MAN. Starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola, the production is directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. Performances begin on Friday, November 7, 2014 and the production officially opens on Sunday, December 7, 2014. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15. (more...)

CINDERELLA to End on Broadway This Winter; NeNe Leakes Joins the Cast Before Closing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway) -- Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis -- announce that the actress and reality television sensation NeNe Leakes (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA) will be the newest star to join the cast, startingNovember 25, when she steps into the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother Madame. (more...)

Company of 12 Joins Bradley Cooper & Patricia Clarkson in Broadway-Bound THE ELEPHANT MAN; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Full casting has been announced for Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play THE ELEPHANT MAN starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola, directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. The production begins performances on Friday, November 7, 2014 and opens on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, NYC). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens on Bringing 'CURIOUS CASE' to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

Watch Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens as they talk about bringing the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Broadway. In this first segment in a six-part series, Haddon and Stephens talk about the decision to adapt the best-selling book into a stage play. Check it out below! (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

There are only seven more opportunities to catch the world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman - during its final week on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Welcome Back to Broadway! IT's ONLY A PLAY Company Greets the Press at Joe Allen
by Walter McBride - Aug 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the press conference below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT's ONLY A PLAY Cast Meets the Press at at Joe Allen!
by Walter McBride - Aug 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos of the stars' arrivals below! (more...)

BWW TV: What a Cast! Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang and you can check out what they had to say about the play below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: The All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Aug 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning - check out a first look below! (more...)

It's Possible! Judy Kaye Will Join CINDERELLA Cast as 'Fairy Godmother'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein's Cinderella, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye will join the cast as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother - alongside the previously announced Keke Palmer as Cinderella and Sherri Shepherd as her wicked stepmother Madame - beginning September 12 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City. (more...)

Keke Palmer on Becoming Broadway's CINDERELLA: 'I Can't Believe It's Really Happening'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Keke Palmer spoke from her home in LA about her upcoming role. (more...)

Keke Palmer Will Make Broadway Debut in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that actress, talk show host and recording artist Keke Palmer will make her Broadway debut by stepping into the title role on September 9, 2014, thus making history as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway. Actors Equity honored CINDERELLA with their award "Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway" in 2013. (more...)

Schoenfeld Theatre Box Office Now Open for Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The box office officially opened today for the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, which will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning on Thursday, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. Tickets are available by visiting the Schoenfeld Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm (also Sundays, beginning August 31st); or online at Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. It's Only A Play is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport. For more information, visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com. (more...)

Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Rehearsals begin today, Monday, July 28 for the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, will arrive on Broadway September 10. The production officially opens on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Breaking News: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Sets August Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY,written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony AwardŽ winner Susan Stroman, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, August 24 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

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