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BWW Reviews: Welk Escondido Does a Fine KING AND IBWW Reviews: Welk Escondido Does a Fine KING AND I
by Don Grigware - Jan 27, 2015

A friend referred to The King and I as a war horse, an old chestnut, for it has surely surpassed time as an enduring musical classic, but upon seeing it again, one realizes just how potent, vibrant and topical a piece it truly is. Musicals of such depth and perspective with a keen eye to the future seem to be a thing of the past. Yes, it's a love story at the core, an unlikely one, but with many, many more levels. It entails issues of race, slavery, the urgency for a king of a tiny uncivilized kingdom to change his primitive, barbaric ways, and for his children to receive a truthful education as he embarks on assimilating 19th century Siam to western culture and civilization...and to repeat, it's a bigger-than-life love story that has become eternally revered not only for its music but for its intolerance of bigotry of any type. At Welk Resort, Escondido, Joshua Carr has staged generously yet simply, the result of which is a truly stellar production of the story of Anna and The King performed through April 5 (more...)

Evan Rachel Wood to Star in New Musical FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHESEvan Rachel Wood to Star in New Musical FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Evan Rachel Wood is set to star in a new musical titled 'For the Record: Dear John Hughes,' which will have a theatrical run at West Hollywood's DBA from February 6th through April 4th. (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Recoups Broadway InvestmentTHE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Recoups Broadway Investment
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The producers of the critically acclaimed new play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME have announced that the Broadway production has officially recouped its $4.75 million capitalization, following the week ending January 25, 2015. Written by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, and directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, the play began preview performances on September 20, 2014 and opened to rave reviews on October 5, 2014. The production plays at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of SNOW ORCHID, with Robert Cuccioli & More!BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of SNOW ORCHID, with Robert Cuccioli & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 23, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of a new version of Joe Pintauro's classic drama SNOW ORCHID at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St.), presented by the Miranda Theatre Company and directed by Valentina Fratti, will play a strictly limited four-week engagement, February 3-28, 2015. The official Opening is Sunday, February 8 at 3 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast of Miranda Theatre Company'S SNOW ORCHIDPhoto Coverage: Meet The Cast of Miranda Theatre Company'S SNOW ORCHID
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 23, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of a new version of Joe Pintauro's classic drama SNOW ORCHID at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St.), presented by the Miranda Theatre Company and directed by Valentina Fratti, will play a strictly limited four-week engagement, February 3-28, 2015. The official Opening is Sunday, February 8 at 3 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Metal Rabbit Productions' LARDO to Play the Old Red Lion, March 3-28Metal Rabbit Productions' LARDO to Play the Old Red Lion, March 3-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

There's a tsunami happening out there - people are clamouring for Lardo - it's Lardomania and yer won't be able to hold out for much longer. (more...)

NT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This JulyNT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This July
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Celebrating its 6th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is pleased to announce an international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) in the title role of Everyman, adapted by Carol Ann Duffy and directed by Rufus Norris, live from The National Theatre of Great Britain's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's YOU ON THE MOORS NOW at HEREPhoto Flash: First Look at Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's YOU ON THE MOORS NOW at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents the World Premiere of You On The Moors Now, written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by John Kurzynowski. You On The Moors Now runs from February 13 - 28, 2015 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lincoln Center Education to Host 'Next Stage' Event on Theater and Autism, 2/19Lincoln Center Education to Host 'Next Stage' Event on Theater and Autism, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Lincoln Center Education, the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center and a global leader in arts education and advocacy, announces the first event of the 2015 Next Stage series, a discussion series launched last year with high-profile artists exploring the role of arts education in their creative and commercial work. The first event, taking place February 19 at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater, will focus on artists involved in the creation of works for the specific audience of people on the autism spectrum. The panel of directors will discuss the pathways and opportunities to creating performances for this audience, whether it be in the form of an adapted or modified work, or a wholly original work. (more...)

Manchester International Festival to Present WONDER.LANDManchester International Festival to Present WONDER.LAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

wonder.land is a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll's iconic Alice in Wonderland, with music by Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe, Handbagged). Directed by the National Theatre's incoming Director Rufus Norris. (more...)

Frank Marshall to Receive ACE Filmmaker of the Year AwardFrank Marshall to Receive ACE Filmmaker of the Year Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Prolific filmmaker Frank Marshall has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) to be honored with the organization's prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE RISE AND SHINE OF COMRADE FIASCOFull Cast Announced for THE RISE AND SHINE OF COMRADE FIASCO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Full casting is announced today for the first production in the Gate Theatre's Freedom Burning season, Andrew Whaley's award-winning play The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco - a witty and energised allegory of life in post-colonial Zimbabwe. The production is directed by Elayce Ismail, the recipient of this year's JP Morgan Award for Emerging Directors. She directs Gary Beadle (Jungle), Kurt Egyiawan (Chidhina), Joan Iyiola (Febi) and Abdul Salis (Fiasco). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Cast of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME- Part 2BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Cast of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME- Part 2
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 18, 2015

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BILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada TheatreBILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview tonight, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Nisi Sturgis and Matt Mueller Lead HOW WATER BEHAVES, Opening Tonight at Capital RepNisi Sturgis and Matt Mueller Lead HOW WATER BEHAVES, Opening Tonight at Capital Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Capital Repertory Theatre welcomes Nisi Sturgis and Matt Mueller to lead the Equity cast for the world premiere of Sherry Kramer's new comedy, How Water Behaves, directed by Gordon Greenberg-at theREP today, Jan. 16, through Feb. 8, 2015. (more...)

Nisi Sturgis & Matt Mueller to Lead HOW WATER BEHAVES at Capital Repertory TheatreNisi Sturgis & Matt Mueller to Lead HOW WATER BEHAVES at Capital Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Capital Repertory Theatre announces Nisi Sturgis and Matt Mueller will lead the Equity cast for the world premiere of Sherry Kramer's new comedy, How Water Behaves, directed by Gordon Greenberg-at theREP Jan. 16-Feb. 8, 2015. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Omaha Winners Announced - Ryan Heidenreich, Noah Diaz & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Omaha Winners Announced - Ryan Heidenreich, Noah Diaz & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Omaha winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Houston Winners Announced - Eric Domuret, Morgan Montgomery, Mark Ivy & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Houston Winners Announced - Eric Domuret, Morgan Montgomery, Mark Ivy & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 14, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Houston winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Winners Announced - Christopher Bentivegna, Michael Wyatt Cox & More!2014 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Winners Announced - Christopher Bentivegna, Michael Wyatt Cox & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 14, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 New Orleans winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Will Volunteer at God's Love We DeliverYOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Will Volunteer at God's Love We Deliver
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

To carry over the holiday spirit into the new year, cast members from the You Can't Take It With You Pulitzer Prize-winning revival by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman will be volunteering their time and working as a group at God's Love We Deliver. The cast will be helping prepare meals in the kitchen on Tuesday, January 20th for a three-hour afternoon shift. (more...)

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