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BWW Reviews: PETER PAN Turns City Hall Plaza Into NeverlandBWW Reviews: PETER PAN Turns City Hall Plaza Into Neverland
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 14, 2011

The Threesixty Theatre brings its 1,300 seat state-of-the-art tent to Boston's City Hall Plaza, transforming the barren expanse into a magical land filled with flying fairies, Lost Boys, pirates, and the delightful boy who refuses to grow up. 3D projections are brilliantly colorful, larger than life, and immerse both cast and audience into a world of computer-generated imagery (CGI), unlike any other theater experience. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Celebrates 5 Years on Broadway, 11/16MARY POPPINS Celebrates 5 Years on Broadway, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2011

MARY POPPINS continues to fly high, celebrating five magical years on Broadway on Wednesday, November 16 (previews began October 14, 2006 at the New Amsterdam Theatre). MARY POPPINS is the third Disney Theatrical Productions show (following Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) and the fifth Cameron Mackintosh show (joining Cats, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon) to play five or more years on Broadway. (more...)

Semyon Bychkov Leads LA Phil and Katia & Marielle Labeque in World Premiere of Dubugnon's BattlefieldSemyon Bychkov Leads LA Phil and Katia & Marielle Labeque in World Premiere of Dubugnon's Battlefield
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

Conductor Semyon Bychkov leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Katia & Marielle Labèque in the world premiere of Richard Dubugnon's Concerto for Two Pianos and Double Orchestra, 'Battlefield,' commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, on Friday & Saturday, November 11 & 12 at 8 PM and Sunday, November 13 at 2 PM at Walt Disney Concert Hall. This will mark the first time Semyon and Marielle (husband and wife) perform together at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

Funny or Die' Producer, IU Alumnus to Speak, Screen New Film 11/13Funny or Die' Producer, IU Alumnus to Speak, Screen New Film 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

Indiana University alumnus Mike Farah will be back in B-town on Sunday, Nov. 13, when he'll speak at IU Cinema about his role producing videos for Funny or Die, the comedy website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. (more...)

Diavolo Dance Theater Creates TRANSIT SPACEDiavolo Dance Theater Creates TRANSIT SPACE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2011

Diavolo Dance Theater, the Los Angeles based internationally renowned dance company led by artistic director Jacques Heim, will have a residency with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center as part of the 2011-2012 season, to create 'Transit Space,' a new work inspired by skateboard culture -- a sport and an art form invented in Southern California in the 1950s. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Opens At The Princess Of Wales Theatre In Toronto 11/12MARY POPPINS Opens At The Princess Of Wales Theatre In Toronto 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2011

The Toronto premiere of MARY POPPINS opens Saturday, November 12 at 7:30PM at the Princess of Wales Theatre for a limited engagement of nine weeks through Sunday, January 8, 2012. (more...)

Semyon Bychkov Leads LA Phil and Katia & Marielle Labeque in World Premiere of Dubugnon's BattlefieldSemyon Bychkov Leads LA Phil and Katia & Marielle Labeque in World Premiere of Dubugnon's Battlefield
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2011

Conductor Semyon Bychkov leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Katia & Marielle Labèque in the world premiere of Richard Dubugnon's Concerto for Two Pianos and Double Orchestra, 'Battlefield,' commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, on Friday & Saturday, November 11 & 12 at 8 PM and Sunday, November 13 at 2 PM at Walt Disney Concert Hall. This will mark the first time Semyon and Marielle (husband and wife) perform together at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

Museum Of The Moving Image Announces November AppearancesMuseum Of The Moving Image Announces November Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

Personal appearances by legendary actor Sir Ben Kingsley, writer-director Alexander Payne, director Tomas Alfredson, director Julia Leigh, and award-winning author Brian Selznick (Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck) with their highly anticipated new films are among the highlights of special programs at Museum of the Moving Image in November 2011. (more...)

Britt Daniel, Matt Pinfield Added to Line-Up Of See A Little Light: A CelebrationBritt Daniel, Matt Pinfield Added to Line-Up Of See A Little Light: A Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announces the addition of Britt Daniel (Spoon) to the line-up of See A Little Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 8 PM at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

László Fassang Launches the 2011/12 Organ Recital Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11/20László Fassang Launches the 2011/12 Organ Recital Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2011

Hungarian organist László Fassang returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm to launch the 2011/12 Organ Recital Series with a program featuring works by Bach, Schumann, Reger and Liszt. (more...)

Disney Channel Orders 4th Season of PHINEAS AND FERBDisney Channel Orders 4th Season of PHINEAS AND FERB
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2011

Disney Channel has ordered a fourth season of Emmy Award-winning 'Phineas and Ferb,' TV's #1 animated series in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, and will have new episodes rolling out through 2014. Upcoming episodes include a musical featuring the one-hit wonder 'Phineas and the Ferb-tones,' commemoration of Platypus Day, and a winter vacation special featuring seasonal sports and a New Year's celebration. (more...)

Take a Stand 2012 Symposium Open for Registration 1/30-2/1/12Take a Stand 2012 Symposium Open for Registration 1/30-2/1/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2011

The inaugural TAKE A STAND Symposium takes place in Los Angeles, January 30 - February 1, 2012, during the LA Phil's Mahler Project . (more...)

Open Fist Theater Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART, Opens 11/8Open Fist Theater Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART, Opens 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2011

The Open Fist Theatre Company and The Aquila Morong Studio are thrilled to announce their co-production, CRIMES OF THE HEART, written by Beth Henley and directed by John Hindman. (more...)

STG Presents Pink Martini with the Seattle Symphony 12/3STG Presents Pink Martini with the Seattle Symphony 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) presents a very special holiday show with Pink Martini and the Seattle Symphony on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 8:00pm at the Paramount Theatre. (more...)

Funny or Die' Producer, IU Alumnus to Speak, Screen New Film 11/13Funny or Die' Producer, IU Alumnus to Speak, Screen New Film 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

Indiana University alumnus Mike Farah will be back in B-town on Sunday, Nov. 13, when he'll speak at IU Cinema about his role producing videos for Funny or Die, the comedy website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  THE LION KING National Tour in Denver - a Mighty Roar!BWW Reviews: THE LION KING National Tour in Denver - a Mighty Roar!
by Michael Mulhern - Nov 7, 2011

To say that Julie Taymor is a genius would be repeating what every critic has said before me, but it is so damn true. (more...)

Lang Lang Returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11/6Lang Lang Returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2011

Virtuoso pianist Lang Lang returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sunday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m., in a recital featuring music by Bach, Schubert and Chopin. The performance is part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2011/12 Colburn Celebrity Recitals, which feature some of the world's leading virtuosos. (more...)

James Conlon Leads the LA Phil and Yuja Wang at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11/4-6James Conlon Leads the LA Phil and Yuja Wang at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2011

Los Angeles Opera Music Director James Conlon returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in three performances of music by Benjamin Britten, Sergei Prokofiev and Antonín Dvorák, Friday, November 4, at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 5, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 6, at 2 p.m. Brilliant 24-year-old pianist Yuja Wang, whose performance of Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this summer mesmerized the audience, plays Prokofiev's popular Third Piano Concerto in the program. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Returns To Chicago 10/15-11/6MARY POPPINS Returns To Chicago 10/15-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2011

The Chicago return of MARY POPPINS opens this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at 8 p.m. at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.) for a limited engagement of four weeks through November 6, 2011. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cameron Mathison Makes Cameo in MARY POPPINS!Photo Flash: Cameron Mathison Makes Cameo in MARY POPPINS!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2011

Cameron Mathison ('All My Children,' 'Good Morning America') made his Broadway debut on Wednesday, November 2 in a cameo role in MARY POPPINS at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Mathison's performance will be shown as a part of a special 'Good Morning America' segment celebrating the 5th anniversary of MARY POPPINS on Broadway, airing Monday, November 7th at 7AM on ABC (schedule subject to change), in which he becomes the first non-cast member in the show's 7 year history to attempt Bert's 'proscenium walk.' Following the performance, Mathison, Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins), and Case Dillard (Bert at that evening's performance) were greeted backstage by Mathison's former 'All My Children' co-star, Susan Lucci. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

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