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...)
Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Opens Tonightby BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016
Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. CPH's production†brings this dark storyline to life with loads of gleefully twisted comedy and head-bopping doo-wop on the Allen Theatre stage now through Feb. 7. Opening night is tonight, January 15, 2016. (more...)
A Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on Broadwayby Meet the Cast - Jan 14, 2016
Roundabout Theatre Company's Noises Off officially opens tonight, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)
Tickets to Steve Martin & Martin Short at Dr. Phillips Center on Sale 1/15by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces tickets on sale Friday, January 15, 2016 for longtime comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short in An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, appearing one-night only at 8 p.m. in the Walt Disney Theater on Saturday, April 23. Tickets start at $55.00 an may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office or by visiting the Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are also available by calling 844.513.2014 or online at drphillipscenter.org. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees. (more...)
Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/9/2016by - Jan 9, 2016
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/9/2016.
The Kruger Brothers to Perform at Joe's Pub, 2/9by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016
Imagine some of the finer things in life: a Cashmere sweater, good wine, a soft leather sofa, the sound of the banjo. (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...)
Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/2/2016by - Jan 2, 2016
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/2/2016.
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...)
Season Premiere of COMEDIANS IN CARS Featuring President Obama Now Availableby TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2015
President Barack Obama was the first guest in the new season of JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE on Cracke. (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...)
Hottest Articles on BWWTVWorld.com for 12/20/2015 - 12/27/2015by BWW - Dec 27, 2015
Hottest Articles on BWWTVWorld.com from 12/20/2015 - 12/27/2015.
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Steve Martin, Will Ferrell Set for New Season of COMEDIANS IN CARSby TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2015
Crackle, Sony's free streaming network, today announced that President Barack Obama will be the first guest in the new season of JERRY SEINFELD'S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE with an earlier-than-expected premiere date (more...)
Wilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices Festivalby BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015
The Old Globe today announced it will present the Third Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, January 15 -†17, 2016. (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...)
WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/2015 - NOISES OFF, BRIGHT STAR and More!by Jessica Khan - Dec 17, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NOISES OFF begins previews and BRIGHT STAR opens at the Kennedy Center! (more...)
Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Castby BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015
Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)
HOMELAND's Claire Danes to Be Honored at Steppenwolf's 'Women in the Arts' Luncheon This Winterby BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015
Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced acclaimed film and television star Claire Danes as the guest of honor at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12 noon (location TBD). The luncheon features an in-depth conversation with Claire Danes about her incredible career and impact as a leading woman in the arts. (more...)
Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Setby BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015
Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)
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