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Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Brandon O'Neill & More Star in PIRATES OF PENZANCE at the OrdwayHunter Ryan Herdlicka, Brandon O'Neill & More Star in PIRATES OF PENZANCE at the Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will present The Pirates of Penzance, Aug. 4-16. Tickets for the Ordway produced musical comedy range from $36-$110 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in-person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Alex Timbers Reflects on His STARCATCHER Days with  Roger ReesAlex Timbers Reflects on His STARCATCHER Days with Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

It was just weeks ago that Broadway mourned the loss of Roger Rees, who passed away at age 71. Alex Timbers, who collaborated with Rees on Peter and the Starcatcher, recently wrote about the beloved star in American Theatre. Check out an excerpt below: (more...)

SCANDAL's Jeff Perry to Helm A STEADY RAIN at the Alliance This FallSCANDAL's Jeff Perry to Helm A STEADY RAIN at the Alliance This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that The Alliance Theatre's upcoming production of A STEADY RAIN, a contemporary crime drama by writer and producer Keith Huff (Mad Men, American Crime), will be directed by Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder Jeff Perry (who currently plays White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene on ABC's SCANDAL). (more...)

Carla Gugino Replaces Christina Hendricks in Cameron Crowe's Showtime Pilot ROADIESCarla Gugino Replaces Christina Hendricks in Cameron Crowe's Showtime Pilot ROADIES
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

According to Deadline, Carla Gugino has officially signed on to replace five-time Emmy Award nominee Christina Hendricks in Showtime's pilot ROADIES. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Due to great reviews and a sold out run, Colin Quinn The New York Story the new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book The Coloring Book (Grand Central Publishing) and directed by Jerry Seinfeld will return The Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street) beginning October 20th. Colin Quinn The New York Story, is presented by Brian Stern, Mike Lavoie and Mike Berkowitz. (more...)

Chita Rivera Reveals THE VISIT Is Heading to Beijing, Singapore & More!Chita Rivera Reveals THE VISIT Is Heading to Beijing, Singapore & More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Kander and Ebb's Tony-nominated musical THE VISIT might have closed on Broadway earlier this summer, but according to leading lady Chita Rivera, the show will have another life overseas. She told MSN that the musical will soon open in Beijing, Singapore and  maybe even London.  Click here to read the full article.  (more...)

Cass Morgan to Bring 'The Road to Where' to Weston Playhouse, 8/13Cass Morgan to Bring 'The Road to Where' to Weston Playhouse, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company transforms its intimate OtherStages space into a warm and welcoming pub for the regional premiere of an engaging new play with music, The Road to Where, beginning August 13. Broadway's Cass Morgan wrote and stars in this true-life tale of a journey to rural Ireland that brought her a surprising new sense of 'home.' Fresh from its world premiere at the Geva Theatre in Rochester, New York, The Road to Where comes to Weston audiences with the hopes of productions in New York and around the country. (more...)

Billy Porter to Leave KINKY BOOTS for New Original Broadway Show in 2016?Billy Porter to Leave KINKY BOOTS for New Original Broadway Show in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Porter reveals that with his KINKY BOOTS contract up in January, and he won't be playing Lola indefinitely. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGEUp on the Marquee: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by Walter McBride - Jul 31, 2015

Direct from two completely sold-out engagements in London, producers Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater will bring the Young Vic's critically-acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge to Broadway this fall. The production, which swept the 2015 Olivier Awards - winning for Best Revival, Best Director, and Best Actor (Mark Strong) -will begin previews Wednesday evening, October 21 and open on Thursday, November 12 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45 Street. A View from the Bridge will play an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, February 21, 2016. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE COLOR PURPLEUp on the Marquee: THE COLOR PURPLE
by Walter McBride - Jul 31, 2015

THE COLOR PURPLE, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, will begin preview performances on Tuesday, November 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street) and will officially open on Thursday, December 10. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

CHICAGO's Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross Welcome Baby GirlCHICAGO's Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross Welcome Baby Girl
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Ashlee Simpson Ross gave birth to a baby girl, her first child with husband Evan Ross, on Thursday night. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Present New Joel Schumacher Series DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORSInvestigation Discovery to Present New Joel Schumacher Series DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Even five-star hotels have dirty little secrets. Full of salacious acts, secret trysts and cold-blooded murder, DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS gives viewers a peek behind closed doors to shocking crimes that happened inside hotels. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A starry SPAMALOT opens at the Hollywood Bowl and more! (more...)

Director Marc Bruni is Up at Bat for BULL DURHAM NYC WorkshopDirector Marc Bruni is Up at Bat for BULL DURHAM NYC Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Last Fall, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta opened the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film, directed by Kip Fagan. Now according to an Equity casting notice, the musical will get a New York City workshop, this time with direction by Marc Bruni. Rehearsals are set to begin in September, with lab presentations on October 14  &15. (more...)

Eddie Izzard and More to Star in Film Remake of WHISKY GALORE!Eddie Izzard and More to Star in Film Remake of WHISKY GALORE!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 30, 2015

Comic stars Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and John Sessions will be wetting their whistle in the upcoming film reboot of WHISKY GALORE! (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Daniel Radcliffe Set for FBI Thriller IMPERIUMStage and Screen Star Daniel Radcliffe Set for FBI Thriller IMPERIUM
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Daniel Radcliffe will return to the big screen in another thriller -- this time undercover.  (more...)

Holland Taylor, Rachel Dratch & Glenn Fitzgerald Join Cast of MTC's RIPCORDHolland Taylor, Rachel Dratch & Glenn Fitzgerald Join Cast of MTC's RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced Rachel Dratch (Love's Labour's Lost, "Saturday Night Live"), Glenn Fitzgerald (Hamlet, The Sixth Sense), and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor (Ann, "Two and a Half Men") will join Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke in the cast ofManhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Ripcord, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce. (more...)

Oscar Winner Robert Redford Narrates New Documentary NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTUREOscar Winner Robert Redford Narrates New Documentary NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with Brand USA is pleased to announce their next release for IMAX(®) and giant-screen theatres -- 'NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: #15MINRENO Ideas With Mr. Clean, Ashley Greene and Jonathan ScottPhoto Coverage: #15MINRENO Ideas With Mr. Clean, Ashley Greene and Jonathan Scott
by Walter McBride - Jul 30, 2015

Mr. Clean and home renovation expert, Jonathan Scott (HGTV's 'Property Brothers' / 'Brother vs. Brother') joined actress and home decor enthusiast Ashley Greene ('Twilight' franchise, 'Alice Cullen') in hosting the brand's first-ever Moving Institute to showcase the ways the Magic Eraser and Concentrated Multi-Surface Cleaner can be used to give a home a 15 Minute Renovation (#15MinReno). (more...)

Terrence Mann & Charlotte d'Amboise to Host 2015 Triple Arts in AugustTerrence Mann & Charlotte d'Amboise to Host 2015 Triple Arts in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Tony nominees Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise, the husband and wife stars of Broadway's Pippin and Cats, have announced the 2015 Triple Arts Summer Intensive Program for young people will take place in association with National Dance Institute (NDI) from August 10 - 21, 2015 at NDI's headquarters in Harlem. (more...)

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