Stephen King News

Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and More Star in San Francisco Symphony's New Live Recording of WEST SIDE STORY; Set for Digital Release 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release a new live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Leonard Bernstein's complete score for the musical West Side Story featuring a stellar Broadway cast including Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, on June 10, 2014. (more...)

A florist. A mysterious woman. A guy from the city.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Once upon a time, there was a man named Warren who owned a flower shop in the suburbs.  He was a simple man who liked simple things:  classical music, classic literature, and beautiful flowers.  One day, a dark and mysterious woman enters his shop wanting to buy herself flowers for her birthday.  Her name is Aerial.  When Warren offers to give her the flowers as a present, she invites him to dinner at her place.  There, Warren meets Aerial's husband, Richie DelRay.  He is not a nice dude. (more...)

Molly Ringwald to Perform at ZACH Theatre, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

ZACH Theatre announces the next performance in the TOP Concert Series - MOLLY RINGWALD, the critically acclaimed actress, author and singer, live in concert on the Kleberg Stage for two performances only at 7:30pm and 9:30pm on April 26th, 2014. Molly Ringwald will be performing songs from her recent album, "Except…Sometimes," an homage to the Great American Songbook featuring a carefully chosen selection of nine standards which Ringwald caps off with her take on The Breakfast Club classic, "Don't You (Forget About Me)." (more...)

Parenthood's Mae Whitman To Narrate A New Edition Of CITY OF BONES Audiobook By Cassandra Clare
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce that actress Mae Whitman will narrate a new edition of CITY OF BONES by bestselling author Cassandra Clare. The audiobook will be available on April 15, 2014 as an unabridged digital download. (more...)

Parenthood's Mae Whitman To Narrate A New Edition Of CITY OF BONES Audiobook By Cassandra Clare
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce that actress Mae Whitman will narrate a new edition of CITY OF BONES by bestselling author Cassandra Clare. The audiobook will be available on April 15, 2014 as an unabridged digital download. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

IRTE's SCARY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, is BACK with its third season of improvised shows. After another highly successful season of full houses, stand-out fest appearances and glowing praise, the NYC-based ensemble of comedy actors and writers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. Tonight, April 12, IRTE begins its official residency at The Producers Club with THE SCARY, Improvised Stephen King. Your dead pet stands by a shining dark tower in Maine...Watch in terror as the twisted members of IRTE craft your suggestions into a story worthy of the KING of Horror, himself! Dare you face... THE SCARY?!! (more...)

Golden Globe Nominee Blair Underwood Will Star in The Old Globe's OTHELLO this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Old Globe today announced that two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Blair Underwood-who most recently made his acclaimed Broadway debut in the iconic role of Stanley in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and garnered rave reviews opposite Cicely Tyson in Lifetime's The Trip to Bountiful-will make his Globe debut in the title role of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Othello, the first show of the Globe's 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Underwood's films include Something New, Deep Impact, Gattaca, and Rules of Engagement, and his television credits include 'Ironside,' 'In Treatment,' 'The New Adventures of Old Christine,' and 'Sex and the City.' Joining him and also making their Globe debuts are the previously announced Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas ('The Americans,' 'The Waltons') as Iago and Kristen Connolly ('House of Cards,' The Cabin in the Woods) as Desdemona. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CARRIE THE MUSICAL and More Set for Circle Theatre's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Starting off the Main Stage season in May of 2014 is the rock musical JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, running May 8 through 24. This rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice is a thought-provoking and emotional dramatization of Christ's final days. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

BWW Blog: Food and Blood in BONNIE & CLYDE
by Maggie Yates - Apr 06, 2014

Illuminating darker aspects of American culture with musical theater. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Presents MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Life-long performer and Tony nominee Maurice Hines (Uptown…It's Hot!; Sophisticated Ladies) narrates his glamorous career through tap as he inspires love and appreciation of this amazing art form. With song and dance, Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, his family, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. A charming storyteller, Hines will turn the expanse of the Alliance Stage into a place of intimate story-telling and dance moves that will make you realize you are in the presence of a song-and-dance legend. A once-in-a-lifetime stage experience you will remember for years. MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a co-production with Arena Stage and Cleveland Play House. For tickets, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/tappin or call 404.733.5000. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Wes Anderson has made no secret regarding author Stefan Zweig's influence on his film The Grand Budapest Hotel, noting The World of Yesterday could have been the film's working titleand that 'elements... were sort of stolen' from bothBeware of Pity and The Post-Office Girl. Since I love the movie, reading more Zweig seems to be the logical next step. (more...)

BWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Coming to the McCallum Tonight
by David Green - Mar 28, 2014

The McCallum Theatre presents the five-time Tony Award winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher for a limited engagement of five performances with one performance tonight, March 28, at 8:00pm; two performances on Saturday, March 29, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and two performances on Sunday, March 30, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Peter and the Starcatcher, a grown up's prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best?selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century?old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? I had the chance to chat briefly with author Ridley Pearson about Peter And The Starcatcher's incredible journey from page to stage. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

Bailiwick to Present CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in Chicago Debut, May 29-July 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will present the Chicago premiere of the 2012 Off-Broadway revival version of CARRIE: The Musical, with book by original screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford, music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, based on the novel by Stephen King, directed by Collective Member Christopher Pazdernik with music direction by Collective Member Aaron Benham. This unique resurrection of 1988's CARRIE: The Musical will play May 29 - July 12, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, At The McCallum Theatre 3/28
by David Green - Mar 26, 2014

The McCallum Theatre presents the five-time Tony Award winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher for a limited engagement of five performances with one performance on Friday, March 28, at 8:00pm; two performances on Saturday, March 29, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and two performances on Sunday, March 30, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Peter and the Starcatcher, a grown up's prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best?selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century?old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? I had the chance to chat briefly with author Ridley Pearson about Peter And The Starcatcher's incredible journey from page to stage. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

The Alliance Theatre Presents MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE, 4/2-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Life-long performer and Tony nominee Maurice Hines (Uptown…It's Hot!; Sophisticated Ladies) narrates his glamorous career through tap as he inspires love and appreciation of this amazing art form. With song and dance, Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, his family, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. A charming storyteller, Hines will turn the expanse of the Alliance Stage into a place of intimate story-telling and dance moves that will make you realize you are in the presence of a song-and-dance legend. A once-in-a-lifetime stage experience you will remember for years. MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a co-production with Arena Stage and Cleveland Play House. For tickets, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/tappin or call 404.733.5000. (more...)

Jasper-Lee Williams Releases GABRIEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Author Jasper-Lee Williams uncovers four stories that will enchant readers in his new publication, 'Gabriel and Other Tales.' With a dose of organic characters and coupled with fantastic elements, this book is an incredible solution to everyday people's problems. (more...)

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