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VIDEO: Christopher Gattelli & NEWSIES Cast Teach 'Get Up and Go' Workout on GMA
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Below, check out the appearance of the cast of Broadway's NEWSIES, who shared their Broadway-style workout routine on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, live from Times Square! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SCLA's Jazz-Age ROMEO AND JULIET is an Electric Affair
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 14, 2014

It is a chilling conclusion when Kimberly Scott repeats the text of the prologue again at the end of ROMEO AND JULIET while standing over the dead bodies of the lovers. You can hear the bitter warning in her voice as she slowly looks from one end of the stage to the other at two fathers who have paid the price of their feud in blood. As her weighty words hang in the air, the lights dim and Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles's magnificent production fades out. (more...)

Original NEWSIES Star Capathia Jenkins Set to Return as 'Medda' on 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Newsies, the Tony AwardŽ winning 'Critics' Pick,' just announced that original cast member Capathia Jenkins will return to the show in the role of Medda Larkin. Jenkins, who originated the role on Broadway, begins performances onTuesday, July 15 and will remain with the hit musical through its final performance on August 24. (more...)

Oregon Children's Theatre Receives $50,000 Grant from Hearst Foundations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Oregon Children's Theatre (OCT) is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations. The grant is to support theater education services and community outreach programs to engage disadvantaged youth. (more...)

Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore to Star in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton -- for seventeen performances only, July 8 to 26 (press opening July 13). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dallas Children's Theater Celebrates Summer with STUART LITTLE
by Sara Brown - Jun 23, 2014

DCT continues its celebration of author E.B. White by following its critically acclaimed production of CHARLOTTE'S WEBwith STUART LITTLE. There's a mouse in our house! This summer, join Dallas Children's Theater on a big adventure with STUART LITTLE playing in the Baker Theater at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts from June 13 through July 13. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: NEWSIES to Close on Broadway This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

This Just In! Intended initially for a limited run, and turning into a 2+ year hit, Newsies, featuring a score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, will play its final performance at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre onS unday, August 24, 2014 prior to launching its national tour in October. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. (more...)

Dallas Children's Theater Presents STUART LITTLE, Now Through 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

DCT Continues its celebration of author E.B. White by following its critically acclaimed production of CHARLOTTE'S WEB with STUART LITTLE. There's a mouse in our house! This summer, join Dallas Children's Theater on a big adventure with STUART LITTLE playing in the Baker Theater at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts from June 13 through July 13. (more...)

The Paley Center for Media Board Names Maureen J. Reidy as President and CEO
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Paley Center for Media announced today that its Board of Trustees has appointed Maureen Reidy as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Ms. Reidy previously held the role of chief marketing officer and acting chief operating officer at the Paley Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rosie O'Donnell Visits NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Rosie O'Donnell, one of Broadway's biggest supporters, went to see the Tony Award-winning smash-hit musical Newsies at the Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St.) this weekend. Following the performance, Ms. O'Donnell went backstage to meet the cast, later tweeting, 'LOVED IT SO MUCH - amazing talent on that stage!' Below, check out a photo of O'Donnell backstage with NEWSIES cast member Jack Scott! (more...)

Jeremy Greenbaum Set to Join NEWSIES as Davey Tonight
by Louisa Brady - Apr 01, 2014

Newsies, the Tony AwardŽ winning 'Critics' Pick,' has just announced that Jeremy Greenbaum will temporarily join the cast in the role of Davey beginning with this evening's performance and will play the role through Sunday, May 18, 2014. He steps in for Ben Fankhauser, who originated the role. Greenbaum makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical, marking the 29th such debut since Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

Jeremy Greenbaum Joins NEWSIES as 'Davey' Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Newsies, the Tony AwardŽ winning "Critics' Pick," is pleased to announce that Jeremy Greenbaum will temporarily join the cast in the role of Davey beginning with this evening's performance and will play the role throughSunday, May 18, 2014. He steps in for Ben Fankhauser, who originated the role. Greenbaum makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical, marking the 29th such debut since Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Liana Hunt and Corey Cott & More in NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Since bursting onto Broadway, Newsies has set and broken seven Nederlander Theatre house records on its way to becoming the highest-grossing show of the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations - including eight Tony Award nods - and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography. One of Broadway's highest-profile hits, it has been featured nationally on 'Dancing with the Stars,' 'The View,' 'ABC World News,' 'Nightline,' 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,' and 'The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade.' Below we bring you a first look at the current cast in action! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Cast of NEWSIES Hit the Streets of New York City!
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2014

Cast members of Broadway's NEWSIES John Michael Fiumara, Jacob and David Guzman, and Jess LeProtto take to the streets of NYC to show off their tap skills in an all-new video promoting the acclaimed musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kings of News York! NEWSIES Cast Celebrates Two Years on Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 26, 2014

Since bursting onto Broadway, Newsies has set and broken seven Nederlander Theatre house records on its way to becoming the highest-grossing show of the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations - including eight Tony Award nods - and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography. The production just celebrated its second year on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre, and below you can check out photos from the cast's onstage celebration, which included a cake by City Cakes! (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents Rare Hindu-Buddhists Art of First-Millennium Southeast Asia, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

A ground-breaking international loan exhibition devoted to the Hindu-Buddhist art of first- millennium Southeast Asia will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning April 14. Some 160 sculptures will be featured, many of them large-scale stone sculptures, terracottas, and bronzes. They include a significant number of designated national treasures lent by the governments of Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar, as well as stellar loans from France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The exhibition Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century will explore the sculptural traditions of the Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms from the early 5th to the close of the 8th century in mainland and insular Southeast Asia. This landmark exhibition will be the first to present the religious art produced by a series of newly emerged kingdoms in the region, whose archaeological footprints lay the foundations for the political map of Southeast Asia today. (more...)

The Met Museum Presents LOST KINGDOMS: HINDU-BUDDHIST SCULTPURE OF EARLY SOUTHEAST ASIA, 5TH TO 8TH CENTURY, 4/14-7/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

A ground-breaking international loan exhibition devoted to the Hindu-Buddhist art of first- millennium Southeast Asia will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning April 14. Some 160 sculptures will be featured, many of them large-scale stone sculptures, terracottas, and bronzes. They include a significant number of designated national treasures lent by the governments of Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar, as well as stellar loans from France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The exhibition Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century will explore the sculptural traditions of the Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms from the early 5th to the close of the 8th century in mainland and insular Southeast Asia. This landmark exhibition will be the first to present the religious art produced by a series of newly emerged kingdoms in the region, whose archaeological footprints lay the foundations for the political map of Southeast Asia today. (more...)

NEWSIES to Offer Free Lottery in Honor of 2nd Anniversary on Broadway, 3/23-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Newsies, The Tony Award-winning show celebrates two years on Broadway March 29th at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street, New York City) with gifts and one of a kind audience experiences. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Announces Winners of 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

From a field of 12 local high school students, Jonah Gould, Mykaela Sterris and LeafRickard have been selected as the winners of the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional finals. Contestants this year featured high school students from nine Southern California cities, who performed in the regional finals at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Tuesday night, March 11, 2014. The top three student performers received scholarships and the opportunity to perform again in New York City. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is presented by the Center Theatre Group Affiliates, a volunteer organization that supports Center Theatre Group's education and community partnerships programs. (more...)

Regional Finalists Compete Tonight in CTG's August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Center Theatre Group has announced that 12 students have been selected to participate in the August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles regional finals to be held at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum today, March 11, 2014. L.A.'s AWMC, part of a larger national program, is hosted by Center Theatre Group and presented by the Center Theatre Group Affiliates. (more...)

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