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WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2015 - WICKED Tour Gets New Faces, Porter Sings the Songbook and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2015 - WICKED Tour Gets New Faces, Porter Sings the Songbook and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 28, 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: WICKED welcomes a new 'Elphaba' on tour, THE HARD PROBLEM opens in London, Billy Porter performs at Lincoln Center and more! (more...)

Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, Helmed by Ian Rickson, Headed for London, Then Broadway?Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, Helmed by Ian Rickson, Headed for London, Then Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

According to the New York Post, Wallace Shawn's murder mystery EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE is among one of the new plays set for the National Theatre this fall. Not only that, but producer Scott Rudin has the rights, which means we'll likely be seeing the production on Broadway next spring. (more...)

Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, will begin previews Saturday, February 7th, and open on Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM. Based on his best-selling novel, the show features critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated and award-winning storyteller James Lecesne, who portrays the life and characters of a Jersey Shore town where a young boy goes missing. The play is directed by Tony Speciale, with visuals by Matthew Sandager and incidental music by Duncan Sheik, some of which will be released in his new record "Legerdemain" in April 2015. THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will run through March 28th at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling (212) 219-0736. (more...)

'NECESSARY EXPOSURE' Portrait Installation to Highlight Female Playwrights at Dixon Place, Beginning 1/5'NECESSARY EXPOSURE' Portrait Installation to Highlight Female Playwrights at Dixon Place, Beginning 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project (on view January 5 - 26) is a series of installations displaying portraits of playwrights who identify as female. (more...)

Amazon Original Dramatic Comedy MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Now Available on Prime Instant Video in US, UK & GermanyAmazon Original Dramatic Comedy MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Now Available on Prime Instant Video in US, UK & Germany
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Amazon today announced all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated dramatic comedy series Mozart in the Jungle are now available on Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany. (more...)

Scoop: TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT on ABC - Tonight, December 23, 2014Scoop: TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT on ABC - Tonight, December 23, 2014
by TV Scoop - Dec 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT, airing on ABC tonight, December 23, 2014! (more...)

Bernadette Peters Stars in Amazon's Dramatic Comedy MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, Premiering TodayBernadette Peters Stars in Amazon's Dramatic Comedy MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, Premiering Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Amazon premieres all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated dramatic comedy series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE today, December 23 on Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany. (more...)

LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Adds Two Performances, 12/21 & 28; Trilogy Enters Final WeeksLYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Adds Two Performances, 12/21 & 28; Trilogy Enters Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Two added performances of LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET have just been added to the schedule: Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM and Sunday, December 28 at 3 PM. (more...)

Lineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal CenterLineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal Center
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces its inaugural international Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP). The film festival will take place all day long on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015 at The Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: Bernadette Peters Talks New Series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE on 'Today'VIDEO: Bernadette Peters Talks New Series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Bernadette Peters stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about starring in Amazon's new series 'Mozart in the Jungle,' which chronicles the ego-fueled classical music scene in New York City. (more...)

Scoop: TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT on ABC - Tuesday, December 23, 2014Scoop: TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT on ABC - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
by - Dec 8, 2014

Get all the scoop on TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT, airing on ABC on Tuesday, December 23, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Bernadette Peters & More in Amazon's MOZART IN THE JUNGLEVIDEO: First Look - Bernadette Peters & More in Amazon's MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Amazon will premiere all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated dramatic comedy series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE on Tuesday, December 23 on Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany. (more...)

WAR LESBIAN Begins Tonight at Dixon PlaceWAR LESBIAN Begins Tonight at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Dixon Place's new musical commission, WAR LESBIAN, will have its world premiere beginning December 5th. Featuring Erin Markey this original musical, with book by Kristine Haruna Lee, music by Kathryn Hathaway and a cast of ten is directed by Jordan Fein in collaboration with harunalee. WAR LESBIAN will play seven performances only - tonight, December 5th, 6th, 12th,13th, 19th, and 20th at 7:30PM, and December 20th at 10:00PM at Dixon Place (161 Christie Street). (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 SeasonRSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Erin Markey Stars in New Musical WAR LESBIAN at Dixon Place, Now thru 12/20Erin Markey Stars in New Musical WAR LESBIAN at Dixon Place, Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Dixon Place's new musical commission, WAR LESBIAN, will have its world premiere beginning December 5th. Featuring Erin Markey, this original musical, with book by Kristine Haruna Lee, music by Kathryn Hathaway and a cast of ten is directed by Jordan Fein in collaboration with harunalee. (more...)

Cary Elwes to Host AS YOU WISH: THE PRINCESS BRIDE MARATHON, 12/25Cary Elwes to Host AS YOU WISH: THE PRINCESS BRIDE MARATHON, 12/25
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

SundanceTV is preparing for an inconceivably merry Christmas with 'As You Wish: The Princess Bride Marathon,' hosted by the film's star, Cary Elwes. (more...)

Commedia dell'Artichoke Set for Artichoke Basille's Pizza, 12/14Commedia dell'Artichoke Set for Artichoke Basille's Pizza, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Frances Black Project presents, Commedia dell'Artichoke, a bi-monthly show created and performed by Carter Gill and Tommy Russell. Performed in classic commedia dell'arte mask, these two Yale Drama trained actors create a world of characters who live and work in a pizza shop in New York City. It's a story about following your dreams, being your own boss and the chaos that must ensue. December 14 and 15 at 9:30pm at Artichoke Basille's Pizza, 114 10th Avenue (at 17th Street). General admission tickets are $30 and include a slice and drink of choice. Reserved seating is $40. Tickets are available online at http://www.francesblackprojects.com/#current-projects. The following performances with be on February 22 and 23. Same place and time. (more...)

Scoop: TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT on ABC - Tonight, December 2, 2014Scoop: TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT on ABC - Tonight, December 2, 2014
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2014

Get all the scoop on TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT, airing on ABC tonight, December 2, 2014! (more...)

Tom Hanks, Tim Allen to Reprise Roles for TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT, Airing on ABC TodayTom Hanks, Tim Allen to Reprise Roles for TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT, Airing on ABC Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Pixar Animation Studios second special for television, "Toy Story That Time Forgot," a World Premiere Holiday Event featuring your favorite characters from the "Toy Story" films, airs TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 (more...)

BWW Interview: Wallace Shawn Says New TOY STORY Is Like FIFTY SHADES OF GREYBWW Interview: Wallace Shawn Says New TOY STORY Is Like FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 1, 2014

It's “inconceivable” to think of all of the memorable roles that Wallace Shawn has played in his career (see what I did there?). From THE PRINCESS BRIDE to CLUELESS to his work with Woody Allen to THE COSBY SHOW to GOSSIP GIRL to TOY STORY, Shawn easily has one of the most recognizable faces, and voices, in Hollywood. (more...)

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