BWW Review: ASSASSINS Is Tragically Topical at Split Stageby Greg Kerestan - Feb 2, 2016
Two decades after its premiere, Sondheim's most controversial musical shouldn't feel as prescient as it does. (more...)
Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STARby Walter McBride - Feb 2, 2016
The Broadway premiere of the new musical†Bright Star†from Grammy and Emmy winner†Steve Martin†and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter†Edie Brickell†and†directed by Tony Award winner†Walter Bobbie, will begin†previews†at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Thursday, February 25, with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 24. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)
Cort Theatre Box Office for BRIGHT STAR on Broadway Now Openby BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016
The box office officially opened today for the Broadway premiere of the new musical Bright Star from Grammy†and Emmy†winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Previews begin at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Thursday, February 25, with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 24. Tickets are available by visiting the Cort Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8:30pm; online at Telecharge.com, or by calling 800-447-7400. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-800-BROADWAY, ext. 2. For more info, visit www.BrightStarMusical.com (more...)
Lucie Jones to Lead LEGALLY BLONDE at Curveby BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016
Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in Ghost (Asia Tour). (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Carmen Cusack Records 'Sun's Gonna Shine' from Martin & Brickell's Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STARby Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2016
The new musical Bright Star, from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, will begin performances on Broadway on Thursday, February 25, 2016 with an official Broadway opening night on Thursday, March 24 at the Cort Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, the production will star Carmen Cusack in her Broadway debut. Below, check out a just-released video featuring Cusack performing 'Sun's Gonna Shine'! (more...)
Lucie Jones and Jon Robyns To Star In LEGALLY BLONDE At Leicester Curve!by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016
Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces†Lucie Jones†as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy,†Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in†American Psycho†(Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in†Ghost†(Asia Tour). (more...)
VIDEO: Hannah Elless of Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Takes Us On A Backstage Tourby Michael Dale - Jan 8, 2016
The new musical from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell wraps up its Kennedy Center engagement and begins Broadway previews in February. (more...)
Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2016
With a handful of new pieces set to bow before the Tony Awards deadline in April, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at those currently set to bow on the Great White Way this year! (more...)
Video Improvisation to Take the Spotlight in THEBAN PLAYS at the Brick This Winterby BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015
THEBAN PLAYS is a contemporary performance based on Sophocles' Oedipus Cycle. The performance focuses on the themes embodied by three characters in the ancient dramas --†Oedipus, Jocasta, and Antigone. (more...)
VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Talks His 'Hare-Brained Idea' to Write a Musicalby TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2015
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell joined PBS's Jeffrey Brown to discuss the collaboration and old fashioned sweetness of their new musical. ' (more...)
Anna Andresen, Nick Barclay and More Join Louise Jameson in UK Tour of MOUSETRAP - Full Cast Announced!by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015
Agatha Christie's†The Mousetrap†will continue its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour into 2016. The beloved murder mystery will begin the 2016 leg of its tour at Nottingham Theatre Royal, where it originally opened in 1952, on†19 January (more...)
Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Arrives at the Kennedy Center!by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015
The new musical BRIGHT STAR, from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, will play a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from December 2, 2015 to January 10, 2016. Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, BRIGHT STAR will have its Kennedy Center official opening night on Thursday, December 17.
BRIGHT STAR will begin performances on Broadway on Thursday, February 25, 2016 with an official Broadway opening night on Thursday, March 24 at the Cort Theatre.
Carmen Cusack will make her Broadway debut as Alice, a role she originated in BRIGHT STAR's world premiere production, and will be joined by co-stars Paul Alexander Nolan, Tony Award nominee Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Tony Award nominee Stephen Bogardus, three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Tony Award nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz, along with Maddie Shea Baldwin, Allison Briner-Dardenne, Max Chernin, Patrick Cummings, Sandra DeNise, Richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, Michael X. Martin, William Michals, Tony Roach, Sarah Jane Shanks, and William Youmans.
Inspired by an astonishing true event, the wholly original new musical BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront a shocking incident from her past. Together they discover a long-buried secret with the power to transform their lives.
With music and book by Steve Martin and music and lyrics by Edie Brickell, BRIGHT STAR is based on an original story by Martin and Brickell and features direction by Walter Bobbie, choreography by Josh Rhodes, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, musical supervision by Peter Asher, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Rob Berman, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Howie Cherpakov. BRIGHT STAR was developed and had its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego (Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director; Michael G. Murphy, Managing Director).
BRIGHT STAR runs December 2, 2015 - January 10, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Tickets starting at $45 are available on the Kennedy Center website, in-person at the Kennedy Center box office, or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324. (more...)
Sarah Jane Campbell Pens ALEYAby BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015
Sarah Jane Campbell, a mother, science fiction fan, creative writer and author, has completed her new book 'Aleya': a gripping and potent journey of intrigue, mystery and manipulation with several unexpected moments until readers arrive at a predetermined destination. (more...)
Cast Announced for BETRAYAL at Exeter Northcott Theatreby BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015
Simon Merrells, Nick Moran and Sarah Jane Potts will star in a new production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal at the Exeter Northcott Theatre in February. (more...)
Photo Flash: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Galaby BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015
The holidays have been especially busy for†The Broadway Dreams Foundation†with two, exciting annual events, including the†NYC Showcase†and the†Night of Dreams Gala. Scroll down for photos from both events! (more...)
THEBAN PLAYS Set for the Brick in Januaryby BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015
Theban Plays is a contemporary performance based on Sophocles' Oedipus Cycle. The performance focuses on the themes embodied by three characters in the ancient dramas-Oedipus, Jocasta, and Antigone. (more...)
Exeter Northcott Theatre to Stage New Adaptation of Harold Pinter's BETRAYALby BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015
In February 2016 Exeter Northcott Theatre will produce a new adaptation of Harold Pinter's†Betrayal†which will be directed by its artistic and executive director,†Paul Jepson.† (more...)
Six Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This Decemberby BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015
The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present six women conductors of international stature making music with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and a host of outstanding young artists in one great evening designed to showcase the work of the inaugural Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Go Inside the Recording Studio with Steve Martin and the Cast of Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR!by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2015
Tickets for the Broadway run of Grammy and Emmy winner†Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell's much-anticipated new musical BRIGHT STAR are officially on sale.†Tony winner Walter Bobbie is at the helm, with Carmen Cusack on tap to make her Broadway debut in the musical, which begins previews Feb. 25, 2016 at the Cort Theatre, ahead of an official opening night on, March 24.†Before its Broadway bow, BRIGHT STAR will play a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center from Dec. 2, 2015 through Jan. 10, 2016.
Below, go inside the recording studio with Martin and the company! (more...)
Refune Announce M-22 As New Signing & Release Debut Track 'Inspiration'by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015
Sebastian Ingrosso's widely respected label Refune Music is pleased to announced the signing of German/British duo M-22 and the release of their first single 'Inspiration' on 16th November. (more...)
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