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BWW Exclusive: Jon Peterson to Mark 10th Anniversary Starring in GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!; Script Set for Release FridayBWW Exclusive: Jon Peterson to Mark 10th Anniversary Starring in GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!; Script Set for Release Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Jon Peterson has a lot to celebrate right now. Peterson, who won numerous honors when he starred in Chip Deffaa's Off-Broadway musical play 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' at the Irish Repertory Theater, will celebrate on Friday his tenth year of starring in the show, which--since its debut in New York--has taken him all across the country. (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller Among Jury of 68th FESTIVAL DE CANNESJake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller Among Jury of 68th FESTIVAL DE CANNES
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, directors, screenwriters and producers, will be the two Presidents of the Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Kate Reinders On SOMETHING ROTTEN! Plus GYPSY Memories, WICKED, INTO THE WOODS & MoreInDepth InterView: Kate Reinders On SOMETHING ROTTEN! Plus GYPSY Memories, WICKED, INTO THE WOODS & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 21, 2015

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented triple-threat who made a major mark on Broadway with her star turns in GYPSY and WICKED before appearing this season in the brand new Shakespeare-themed musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN!, the effortlessly cute and convivial Kate Reinders. Discussing her hilarious role in the fresh Broadway musical, Reinders praises her starry assortment of co-stars - including Brian D'Arcy James, Christian Borle and John Cariani - in addition to analyzing all the details about putting a brand new musical on its feet directly before the eyes of Broadway. Additionally, Reinders shares some of her favorite moments in the show and touches upon some of the changes that have been implemented to the new Shakespeare-themed musical as it was refined over the course of previews, having opened straight in NYC without an out-of-town tryout. Besides all about her fabulously jocular turn in SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Reinders also reflects on some of her most familiar performances to date on the Great White Way and beyond, including her star-making performance in the 2003 revival of GYPSY, starring Bernadette Peters and directed by Sam Mendes, in addition to her notable run in mega-hit Oz musical WICKED. All of that, INTO THE WOODS revival memories, A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD and much, much more! (more...)

Showtime to Offer Viewers Early Sampling of HAPPYISH & PENNY DREADFULShowtime to Offer Viewers Early Sampling of HAPPYISH & PENNY DREADFUL
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

SHOWTIME is giving viewers an early opportunity to sample the series premiere of the new half-hour comedy HAPPYish and the second season premiere of the critically-acclaimed psychological thriller PENNY DREADFUL across multiple platforms before their debut on SHOWTIME. (more...)

THE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 SeasonTHE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

Spectacular New Highlights Reel Celebrating Roundabout Theatre CompanySpectacular New Highlights Reel Celebrating Roundabout Theatre Company
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 14, 2015

Relive all the many Roundabout highlights! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' Jake Gyllenhaal Sing DREAMGIRLS!STAGE TUBE: Watch LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' Jake Gyllenhaal Sing DREAMGIRLS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Jake Gyllenhaal is set to lead the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running July 1-2, 2015. The production will be directed by Dick Scanlan, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center, and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. The show will mark his musical theater debut and we can't wait to see what he can do! Click below to watch his performance of 'And I'm Telling You' from when he hosted SNL in 2007. (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, TonightBryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala tonight, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

Adam Pascal to Discuss LEZ MIZ Fan Campaign on HAPPY HOUR WITH BEN & ALEXANDER, 4/14Adam Pascal to Discuss LEZ MIZ Fan Campaign on HAPPY HOUR WITH BEN & ALEXANDER, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida, Chess) will guest on Universal Broadcasting Network's 'Happy Hour with Ben & Alexander' on Tuesday, April 14th at 6 pm PST (streaming live from www.ubnradio.com) to discuss a recent Facebook campaign to 'Bring Adam Pascal To Les Miserables' as Valjean, in light of the recent news that current Valjean, Ramin Karimloo, will be leaving the role at the end of the summer. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA TonightPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

Reality TV Hits the Stage in DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, Beginning Tonight in Las VegasReality TV Hits the Stage in DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, Beginning Tonight in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson, preview performances for DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL begins tonight, April 8. The production makes its world premiere at the Crown Theater inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on April 15. The talented cast features Broadway veterans and Las Vegas locals who will join the company in celebration of the Robertson family's rags-to- riches story. (more...)

Netflix Renews HOUSE OF CARDS for Fourth SeasonNetflix Renews HOUSE OF CARDS for Fourth Season
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

According to Deadline, Netflix has renewed HOUSE OF CARDS for a fourth season, expected to premiere early next year. No official release date has been announced. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham Set to Host National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala on 4/13Bryce Pinkham Set to Host National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala on 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

Curtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 8, With Special Guest Internationally Acclaimed Actor Miles AndersonCurtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 8, With Special Guest Internationally Acclaimed Actor Miles Anderson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Curtain Call Podcast, an audio podcast featuring hour-long interviews with diverse theater professionals, announces the release of Episode Eight (8) with special guest Miles Anderson available for free download starting April 1, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Too Little Life in Matthew Wild's CABARET at the Fugard, Old ChumBWW Reviews: Too Little Life in Matthew Wild's CABARET at the Fugard, Old Chum
by David Fick - Apr 2, 2015

The Fugard Theatre's production of CABARET begins with a perfectly realised moment of theatre. Before long, the magic of that moment wears off, and this production of the classic John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff musical begins to flounder in Matthew Wild's directionless staging of the piece. (more...)

Creative Team Set for PCTF's PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This JuneCreative Team Set for PCTF's PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Creative teams have been announced for the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, set to take place at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

New Video Montage For 2016 CABARET National TourNew Video Montage For 2016 CABARET National Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 30, 2015

Broadway's most recent CABARET revival is going out on tour! (more...)

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