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'It's a Celebration of Theatre'BWW Interviews: Book Writer and Lyricist TOM JONES Says, 'It's a Celebration of Theatre'
by John Longenbaugh - Oct 15, 2014

The Fantasticks is an amazing show in all sorts of ways. It's the world's longest running musical, 42 years in its original incarnation (1960-2002), and eight years and counting in its off-Broadway revival. Among the actors who've taken roles since its opening in 1962 are Jerry Orbach (who originated the role of El Gallo), Liza Minnelli, Elliott Gould, Glenn Close and Kristin Chenoweth. It continues to enjoy over 250 productions annually around the world. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives for Record Store Day EventLegacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives for Record Store Day Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the label's line-up of collectible 12', 10' and 7' vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day's Black Friday 2014, celebrated this year at the nation's independent record stores on Friday, November 28, 2014. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Welcome Casts of BEDBUGS!!!, THE FANTASTICKS, and THE GRINCH National Tour, 10/16BROADWAY SESSIONS to Welcome Casts of BEDBUGS!!!, THE FANTASTICKS, and THE GRINCH National Tour, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, October 16th, Broadway Sessions celebrates Off Broadway offerings The Fantasticks and BedBugs!!!, as well as the upcoming national tour of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, The Musical. (more...)

2014 Jeff Awards Set for Tonight in Chicago; Goodman & Drury Lane Lead Nominations2014 Jeff Awards Set for Tonight in Chicago; Goodman & Drury Lane Lead Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The 46th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area is tonight, October 13 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Circuit Playhouse Remembers THE FANTASTICKSBWW Reviews: Circuit Playhouse Remembers THE FANTASTICKS
by Joseph Baker - Oct 13, 2014

Just a few weeks ago I was dodging a falling chandelier at the Orpheum's staging of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; at the 'Phantom Event' held prior to the play, I was reminded of all the physical (as well as fiscal) requirements for properly staging this production. I kept thinking, 'How many small, financially strapped towns would breathe a sigh of relief if the proceeds from such a production were to come their way?' Well, that's one extreme of theatre. Tonight I was exposed to the opposite; Circuit Playhouse's production of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' allegorical THE FANTASTICKS reminded me of Thornton Wilder's minimalism in the staging of OUR TOWN. If musicals like PHANTOM and LES MISERABLES are the 'central air' of theatre, THE FANTASTICKS is rather like a quaint little oscillating fan. Yet, its breeze can be refreshing. (more...)

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Breaks Out 'The Carlton' & Earns a Perfect Score on DWTS!VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Breaks Out 'The Carlton' & Earns a Perfect Score on DWTS!
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Broadway vet Alfonso Ribeiro chose to bring back his iconic dance, 'The Carlton' from his days on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.' Below, watch the actor and his professional partner Witney Carson perform a jazz dance to the Tom Jones' classic, 'It's Not Unusual.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Discover Love's Mysteries at TAP'S Magical THE FANTASTICKSBWW Reviews: Discover Love's Mysteries at TAP'S Magical THE FANTASTICKS
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 7, 2014

Live and then love a little more after an enchanting evening at Sturgeon Bay's Third Avenue Playhouse this fall. The world's longest running musical The Fantasticks arrived at the Stage Door Theatre Company on October 1st. After more than 17,000 performances played in approximately 90 countries worldwide since the first production in 1960, The Fantasticks garnered 1991 Tony Award Honors for Theatrical Excellence, and still entrances audiences 60 years later. (more...)

DANCING WITH THE STARS 'My Most Memorable Year' Recap 10/6; FULL RESULTS!DANCING WITH THE STARS 'My Most Memorable Year' Recap 10/6; FULL RESULTS!
by Gabrielle Gervais - Oct 6, 2014

Big things happened this week on DANCING WITH THE STARS. The theme for this Monday's episode was 'My Most Memorable Year.' That meant different things for different contestants, and I was intrigued by the song choices and the reasons behind them. (more...)

Chris Van Cleave and Friends to Play  Fallon House Theatre, 10/13Chris Van Cleave and Friends to Play Fallon House Theatre, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Chris Van Cleave and friends from the cast of Sierra Rep's Mark Twain's A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage will present an evening of acoustic music at the Fallon House Theatre on Monday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Van Cleave returns to the Sonora, Columbia area after visiting his grandmother here in 1973. He will premier a new song inspired by that memory at his concert, which will also feature eclectic styles of music, from light rock to country to folk. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for children and are available for purchase online at www.sierrarep.org or by calling the Sierra Repertory Theatre Box Office at 209-532-3120. (more...)

BAFTA Names Alison Down Emerging Children's ScreenwriterBAFTA Names Alison Down Emerging Children's Screenwriter
by Movies News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), in partnership with Rocliffe, and supported by The London Book Fair, today announced the result of a nation-wide search to identify emerging talent in film and television writing for children. (more...)

I DO! I DO! Begins Run Tomorrow at Vintage TheatreI DO! I DO! Begins Run Tomorrow at Vintage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Vintage Theatre presents 'I Do! I Do!' at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m; with additional performances on Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 1 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $31 ($26 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.org. (more...)

10-Time Grammy Winner BOB DYLAN Named 2015 Musicares Person of the Year10-Time Grammy Winner BOB DYLAN Named 2015 Musicares Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares® Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation® and The Recording Academy®, and Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. (more...)

BWW Interview: Max Crumm Is the One That You Want in THE FANTASTICKSBWW Interview: Max Crumm Is the One That You Want in THE FANTASTICKS
by Joseph F. Panarello - Sep 19, 2014

Max Crumm goes from a reality TV show to THE FATNATSTICKS with several impressive stops along the way. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SONCourt Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Barbra Streisand & Burt Bacharach's Dynamic DuetsTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Barbra Streisand & Burt Bacharach's Dynamic Duets
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 18, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to a sensational TV special featuring music icons Barbra Streisand and Burt Bacharach in honor of this week's release of Streisand's PARTNERS. (more...)

The Future in Focus Conference To Unveil Game Changing Innovations in Vision CareThe Future in Focus Conference To Unveil Game Changing Innovations in Vision Care
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, ground-breaking eye care innovations that will revolutionize the vision care industry will be presented at The Future in Focus, a day-long event that kicks off the International Vision Expo & Conference West, the world's largest ophthalmic expo and conference. The Future in Focus features presentations from inventors and developers of eye care inventions, new product panel discussions, and a networking event. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shot of THE FULL MONTY Cast, Opening at the Manchester Opera HousePhoto Flash: New Shot of THE FULL MONTY Cast, Opening at the Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

GARY LUCY will lead a cast that includes ANDREW DUNN, LOUIS EMERICK, RUPERT HILL, MARTIN MILLER and BOBBY SCHOFIELD in THE FULL MONTY. Check out a newly released shot below! (more...)

York Theatre Company's 45th Anniversary Season to Feature Lillias White in TEXAS IN PARIS, NY Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE & MoreYork Theatre Company's 45th Anniversary Season to Feature Lillias White in TEXAS IN PARIS, NY Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, celebrates major milestones with the announcement of its upcoming 2014-2015 season. The 45th Anniversary season will see the Off-Broadway premieres of two Main Stage productions: Texas in Paris starring Tony Award-winner Lillias White, and the highly anticipated Harold and Maude, an intimate musical. The acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series will present its 100th production, expanding to a two-week performance schedule for the musicals Big, A Time for Singing and Saturday Night; My Favorite Year will then play a one-week schedule. Special events include the 23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala honoring Broadway's Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and York's ongoing schedule of developmental readings, labs and more at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue.) (more...)

3 Broadway Actresses Set to Attend THE FANTASTICKS in Thousand Oaks3 Broadway Actresses Set to Attend THE FANTASTICKS in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

"The Fantasticks" is the world's longest running musical, having played for over 52 years in Manhattan and entranced generations of audiences the world over. Many actors have appeared in the show over those five decades, and when Panic! Productions mounts this beloved classic in Thousand Oaks, directed and choreographed by Joshua Finkel, three accomplished actresses who played the lead role of Luisa in New York will be special audience guests. (more...)

Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane Productions Lead 2014 Jeff Awards Nominations; Full List!Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane Productions Lead 2014 Jeff Awards Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Chicago actress, TV and film star Jane Lynch did the honor today of announcing the nominees for the 2013-2014 Equity Jeff Awards. (more...)

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