Stephen Kocis News

Christopher Durang Stars in His Own Play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Opening Tonight at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Playwright Christopher Durang - who won his first Tony Award in 2013 for his comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE on Broadway - will make his debut in the role of Vanya when the play is presented at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main St) in New Hope, PA, from tonight, July 17, to August 10. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Announces Entire Cast for 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis, and Josh Fiedler announce complete casting for the remaining 2014 75th anniversary summer seaso (more...)

Photo Flash: CHAPTER TWO Celebrates Opening at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse presents Chapter Two - a comedy about love the second time around! The show runs now until June 15. Scroll down for photos from opening night! (more...)

Breaking News: Paige Faure and Nancy Opel Set to Join Broadway's CINDERELLA in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced that Paige Faure, now appearing in Bullets Over Broadway, will be Broadway's new CINDERELLA starting June 13. Faure will also lead the national tour of the hit, Tony Award-winning musical when it begins performances October 10 in Providence, RI. Ms. Faure assumes the role following the 4-month limited engagement of Carly Rae Jepsen, which concludes June 8. (more...)

Fran Drescher Extends Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated star Fran Drescher ('The Nanny') will extend her engagement an additional three weeks until June 29 in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on Broadway, it has been announced by the Tony Award-winning musical's producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis. Ms. Drescher - making her Broadway debut this season as Cinderella's wicked stepmother - joined the production in February and, while an extension through June 8 was previously announced, it has been determined anew that Ms. Drescher will remain with the CINDERELLA company through June 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with CHAPTER TWO's Joey Slotnick, Anastasia Griffith and More at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse has announced that Joey Slotnick (NIP/TUCK, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY), Anastasia Griffith (DAMAGES, ONCE UPON A TIME), Michael Nathanson (SIDE EFFECTS, HBO'S Upcoming, THE KNICK) and Nadia Bowers (THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, METAMORPHOSES) will star in its season opener, Neil Simon's Chapter Two directed by Marsha Mason. Performances begin Thursday, May 22 for this comedy about love the second time around. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour to Launch 10/10 in Rhode Island; First Wave of Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The producers of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, have announced the show's tour dates for the 2014-2015 season. RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will launch its national tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI on October 10, 2014. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/29-3/30/2014
by - Mar 30, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 30, 2014 - Sunday, March 30, 2014. (more...)

Christopher Durang to Star as Vanya in His Own Play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

Playwright Christopher Durang - who won his first Tony Award in 2013 for his comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE on Broadway - will make his debut in the role of Vanya when the play is presented at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main St) in New Hope, PA. From July 17 to August 10, it has been announced by the Playhouse's newly-appointed producing team -- Producing Director Alexander Fraser, Executive Producer Robyn Goodman and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. (more...)

Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher Extend Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The two newest stars of the Tony Award-winning musical CINDERELLA on Broadway - Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and the Emmy-nominated Fran Drescher - will extend their engagements in the hit musical several more weeks through June 8, it has been announced by producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis. The two stars - both of whom have made their Broadway debuts as Cinderella and her wicked stepmother, respectively - were originally scheduled to conclude their runs in CINDERELLA next month. (more...)

Cicely Tyson to Reprise Role in 'BOUNTIFUL' as Part of CTG Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Plus CINDERELLA, MATILDA & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

"The new season, our 48th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles," said Ritchie, "will include from Broadway two hit musicals and a celebrated drama - the magical 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella,' the mischievous 'Matilda The Musical' and the much beloved Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's exquisite 'The Trip to Bountiful.' (more...)

CINDERELLA's Carly Rae Jepsen Set to Visit GMA on 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

On Monday, January 20, multi-platinum pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen will visit ABC's Good Morning America to talk about stepping into the famed glass slippers as she prepares to make her Broadway debut in the title role of CINDERELLA on Broadway. As part of the segment, Ms. Jepsen will give GMA an exclusive behind the scenes look at CINDERELLA, about to begin its 2nd year at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Jepsen will make her Broadway debut on February 4 along side film and television star Fran Drescher, who begins that date in the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother Madame. (more...)

CINDERELLA to Launch National Tour in 2014; Chicago Run Begins December 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Broadway In Chicago just announced that RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony AwardŽ-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited engagement from December 16, 2014 through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen to Replace Laura Osnes in Broadway's CINDERELLA
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 29, 2013

Producers have tapped 'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen to replace Tony nominee Laura Osnes in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, currently playing on Broadway. Jepsen will step into the role on Feb. 4 for a limited 12-week run. (more...)

Fran Drescher to Make Broadway Debut as 'Madame' in CINDERELLA in February; Harriet Harris to Depart on 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The producers of Cinderella announced today that television and film star Fran Drescher will make her Broadway debut as Cinderella's stepmother Madame, beginning performances on February 4th for a 10-week run through April 13 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Ms. Drescher takes over the role created by Harriet Harris, who concludes her acclaimed year-long run in the musical to return to her home in California. (more...)

Alexander Fraser & Robyn Goodman Named Producing Director, Executive Director of Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse has announced today that the Playhouse has selected Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman to assume the leadership roles of Producing Director and Executive Producer, respectively. They will be replacing outgoing Producing Director Jed Bernstein, who announced earlier this year he will be joining Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts as its next President. Fraser and Goodman will begin their duties at the Playhouse in January of 2014. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with CINDERELLA Cast and Creative Team
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 02, 2013

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the cast & team of Cinderella moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge. Check out the full conversation below! (more...)

Photo Flash: CINDERELLA & THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Receive Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

Actors' Equity Association ('AEA' or Equity) today named CINDERELLA and THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL as co-recipients of the 'Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway' Award for the 2012-13 theatrical season. Presented by Equity's Eastern Region Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEO), the award honors shows that exemplify and promote the union's founding principles of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for all who work in the theatre. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

CINDERELLA and KINKY BOOTS Performances to Benefit Actors Fund
by Arielle Ozery - Sep 11, 2013

The Actors Fund have been hosting special performances that have been 'thrilling audiences for more than 80 years with an electric energy unlike any other night of theatre'. According to The Fund, what makes a special performance so special is that the Broadway companies happily give their time, talent, and an extra performance to benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Rebecca Luker to Replace Victoria Clark in CINDERELLA September 6 thru January 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

The producers of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA have announced that three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker will join the cast on Broadway as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, Marie, starting September 6 through January 19, 2014. Ms. Luker takes over the role from Victoria Clark, who will leave CINDERELLA temporarily for a new project (to be announced), returning to the musical on January 21. (more...)

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