Walter McBride News

Photo Coverage: Constanine Maroulis, Billy Magnussen & More Rock Out for BROADWAY THE HARDWAY - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Jul 29, 2014

42West just hosted BROADWAY THE HARDWAY last night, July 28. Alongside Tony winner Lena Hall's The Deafening, BROADWAY THE HARDWAY featured Tony nominee Billy Magnussen's Reserved For Rondee with fellow Tony nom Constantine Maroulis, and Rock N Roll Debauchery, including cast members from ROCK OF AGES, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, and more. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Constanine Maroulis, Billy Magnussen & More Rock Out for BROADWAY THE HARDWAY - Part One
by Walter McBride - Jul 29, 2014

42West just hosted BROADWAY THE HARDWAY last night, July 28, featuring HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Lena Hall and more. Alongside Tony winner Hall's The Deafening, BROADWAY THE HARDWAY featured Tony nominee Billy Magnussen's Reserved For Rondee with fellow Tony nom Constantine Maroulis, and Rock N Roll Debauchery, including cast members from ROCK OF AGES, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, and more. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out Part One of our photo coverage below! Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The Band Wagon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Todd Ellison. The Band Wagon will run for 12 performances, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for The Public's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for The Public Theater's 2014-15 season that will include three world premiere musicals, a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, and Lemon Andersen, Bridget Everett's new show at Joe's Pub, the 11th edition of the acclaimed Under the Radar Festival, the continuation of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, the fifth season of Public Forum, New Work Now!, the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series and $20 tickets to Public Lab, now in its eighth year. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, at www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/29/14 - WICKED Welcomes New Stars, Tamblyn Gets 'PRETTY', LIFE IS A MUSICAL in Long Island and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 29, 2014

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: The National Tour of WICKED welcomes a new 'Glinda' and 'Boq' this evening, Amber Tamblyn takes the stage at the Geffen, Jessica Grove is back in her fins as 'Ariel' in NC, and MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (don't we all wish?) premieres in Long Island! (more...)

Jayne Houdyshell and Delaney Williams Set to Lead THE SHOPLIFTERS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater kicks off the 2014/15 season with the world premiere of Morris Panych's The Shoplifters, a biting comedy about society's haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common. Noted Canadian playwright and director Panych, a two-time recipient of the Governor General's Literary Award, makes his Arena Stage debut with an expertly drawn cast of oddball characters and a high-stakes battle of wills involving a career shoplifter whose life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous rookie security guard and his ambivalent mentor. The Shoplifters runs September 5-October 19, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito Join Cast of Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Two more actors are on board as the voice cast for Disney's The Jungle Book takes shape. Academy Award winner Christopher Walken will take on the role of King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/14 - PHOENIX Rises, GHETTO KLOWN in the Park, Hall, Pinkham & Seibert in Concert and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2014

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: PHOENIX, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, begins tonight at Cherry Lane, John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN comes to Central Park, and three concerts highlight Broadway talent this evening at 42West, Joe's Pub and 54 Below! (more...)

John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN Plays Tonight as Part of SummerStage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tonight, July 28 at 8 PM, John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown, directed by Fisher Stevens in association with Westbeth Entertainment, will take the stage at Central Park and runs thorugh August 2, 2014 as part of this year's SummerStage lineup. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Walter McBride - Jul 25, 2014

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will begin performances on Wednesday, September 10 and officially open on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway (243 West 47th Street). The company met the press today, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the whole team below! (more...)

Tony & Olivier Winner Jonathan Pryce Joins Cast of HBO's GAME OF THRONES
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Pryce, a Tony and Olivier winner, will play the High Sparrow. His character is described as: 'A devout and pious man, the High Sparrow came to King's Landing to serve those forgotten by much of the world - the poor, the downtrodden and the infirm - and quickly amassed a large following. His fellow believers have swarmed over the city, ministering to the lowest and decrying the corruption of the highest.' (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 19-25
by Louisa Brady - Jul 25, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include Priscilla Lopez's first performance as Berthe in PIPPIN, production photos from the A.R.T's FINDING NEVERLAND, a first look at Patti LuPone at 54 Below, and more! (more...)

OF MICE & MEN Star James Franco to Guest on LIVE, 7/29
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

This Tuesday, July 29, 2014 on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan chat with one of Broadway's hottest stars, James Franco. The Golden Globe-winning actor will join Ripa and Strahan to discuss his upcoming film, “Child of God,” which he also directed. (more...)

Lionel Richie to Be Named 'Legend of Live' at 2014 Billboard Touring Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Lionel Richie will be named a Legend of Live at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, to be held Nov. 20 at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at TIMESTALKS: POWERFUL WOMEN OF TV
by Walter McBride - Jul 25, 2014

They're strong, beautiful, determined and complex - actresses are dominating the television screen and the ratings. Some of the most fascinating and powerful women on TV today just visited TimesTalks for a conversation with New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the ladies below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Taylor Schilling, Lucy Liu and Mira Sorvino Visit TIMESTALKS
by Walter McBride - Jul 25, 2014

They're strong, beautiful, determined and complex - actresses are dominating the television screen and the ratings. Some of the most fascinating and powerful women on TV today just visited TimesTalks for a conversation with New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/25/14 - Iglehart Takes Over THE VIEW, BIG FISH in Chicago, MALA HIERBA and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 25, 2014

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: James Monroe Iglehart co-hosts THE VIEW, DONKEY PUNCH and MALA HIERBA begin off-Broadway, BIG FISH swims back to Chicago and more! (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Interested in Taking on BATMAN
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

If Ben Affleck as Batman doesn't work out, Benedict Cumberbatch is willing to give it a shot. (more...)

NEWSIES' Corey Cott, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ryan Steele & More to 'STOP THE PRESSES' at 54 Below, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The concert is billed as 'an evening of song, dance, backstage anecdotes, and special surprises from everyone's favorite newsboys (and girls).' Directed by Yvette Kojic, music directed by Benjamin Rauhala, and produced by Shoshana Feinstein. (more...)

Jamie Blackley, Parker Posey Join Cast of Next Woody Allen Pic
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Parkey Posey and Jamie Blackley have signed on to the cast of Woody Allen's yet-to-be titled next picture. (more...)

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