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Photo Flash: Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane & the All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Recreate Ellen's OSCAR Selfie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Inspired by Ellen DeGeneres' star-packed Oscar Selfie that went global in a matter of seconds last February during the Academy Awards® telecast, the all-star cast of the upcoming Broadway play It's Only A Play - F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Micah Stock - celebrate and send-up that now-infamous pop culture moment in a first-look photo of their new Broadway production. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND's Harvey Weinstein Challenges Naysaying Michael Riedel to See His Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

After Michael Riedel's column surveying the critical response to the new, Broadway-bound musical FINDING NEVERLAND currently playing at A.R.T., in which he proclaimed the show already 'dead in the water', the musical's producer Harvey Weinstein has issued what he calls 'The Riedel Challenge'. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Production Shots of FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The world premiere of the musical FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, is presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production of the new musical began previews on July 23, opened on August 13, and runs through Sunday, September 28. BroadwayWorld has a look at more production shots below! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks INB Performing Arts Center House Record
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Spokane, WA for the week ending August 17 the INB Performing Arts Center grossing $1,673,452.00 for a standard 8-performance week. THE BOOK OF MORMON breaks the record, previously set by Wicked in 2011. (more...)

BWW TV: Kyle Selig and PIPPIN Tour Cast Take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2014

The national tour company of Pippin recently took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been dominating social media all week. Who'd they challenge in return? The Broadway casts of Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Newsies, and Pippin. Check out their wet submission below! (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera Closes Today, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

The newly staged version of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, starring Chita Rivera, concludes its run in the Williamstown Theatre Festival today, August 17. Under the direction of John Doyle, the show officially opened on August 2. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: FINDING NEVERLAND Needs to Find Its Voice
by Jan Nargi - Aug 17, 2014

Just as central character J. M. Barrie needs to find his true voice in order to break through the writer's block that is hampering his playwriting career, FINDING NEVERLAND, the new musical about the family that inspired the beleaguered author to create Peter Pan, needs to find its voice, too. Teetering abruptly between empty frivolousness and genuine pathos, FINDING NEVERLAND is an uneven adventure in its current pre-Broadway tryout at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. (more...)

Harvey Weinstein Shares He's 'Incredibly Happy' with Boston Reviews of FINDING NEVERLAND'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Harvey Weinstein, the producer behind the Broadway bound FINDING NEVERLAND, revealed that he and Tony winning director Diane Paulus are "incredibly happy with the Boston reviews of Finding Neverland," (more...)

Just Believe! New Musical FINDING NEVERLAND Will Fly to Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, and direction by Diane Paulus, will officially fly to Broadway. (more...)

Broadway-Bound FINDING NEVERLAND Opens Tonight at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The world premiere of the musical FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, is presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production of the new musical began previews on July 23, opens tonight, August 13, and runs through Sunday, September 28. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Philadelphia; Runs Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Philadelphia, PA for the week ending August 10 the Forrest Theatre grossing $1,678,495.00 for a standard 8-performance week. This tops the previous record, held by Jersey Boys in 2012 of $1,617,700.00. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Single Tickets Go on Sale 9/13 in Kitchener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards , including Best Musical, and Broadway Across Canada announced today that single tickets will go on sale Saturday September 13 at 10:00am in Kitchener (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage through August 17, 2014. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

PIPPIN Finds Its Next King! NEWSIES' John Dossett to Join Cast as 'Charles'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, August 26th, John Dossett will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Tony Award winner John Rubinstein departs the production on Sunday, August 24 to join the national tour, which launches September 6 in Denver, CO. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 11/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN, described as 'an eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually stunning extravaganza. The thrill of the season!' by NY1. Tickets to PIPPIN at Segerstrom Center for the Arts are available now by subscribing to the 2014 - 2015 Broadway Series. Single tickets start at $29 and will go on sale Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets will be available online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, November 22 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

Backstage Look At FINDING NEVERLAND, With Pirates
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 11, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently out of town and a new look behind the scenes is available to view via a few candid shots shared on social media this week. (more...)

MTC's WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID with Cherry Jones & Zoe Kazan Ends Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of When We Were Young and Unafraid, the new play by Sarah Treem ('House of Cards,' 'In Treatment'), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), ends its run today, Sunday, August 10. The show has played 29 preview performances and 64 regular performances. (more...)

Gary Barlow Reveals Insight Into FINDING NEVERLAND Score
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 09, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in previews out of town and a preliminary sneak peek of the score for the show is now available to hear. (more...)

UPDATED Review Roundup: Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT Starring Chita Rivera
by Review Roundups - Aug 07, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival opened The Visit, starring Broadway legend, Chita Rivera and Tony Award winner, Roger Rees. The production runs through August 17, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chita Rivera Makes it Worth THE VISIT to Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 07, 2014

Broadway legend Chita Rivera makes her Williamstown Theatre Festival debut opposite Festival favorite and former Artistic Director Roger Rees in the newest incarnation of Kander and Ebb's THE VISIT, the musical based on the 1956 tragicomedy by Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt, with book by Terrence McNally. Director John Doyle has reimagined it as a one-act with a focus on the love story, and his collaboration with Choreographer Graciela Daniele results in a show that makes movement a vital component to convey elements of the narrative without words. (more...)

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