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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 18, 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 a look at the opening night curtain calls for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and OF MICE AND MEN - plus a peek into the festivities at this year's Olivier Awards and a look at the cast of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in action! (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Cuts 'F*ck' from Wednesday Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, is now in its first official week of performances at the St. James Theater, and according to an Instagram from Helene Yorke, who plays Olive, the show is making a minor change for its matinee audiences. In order to make the show more appropriate for student groups, the work 'f*ck' will be removed from Wednesday matinee performances. (more...)

Ari Graynor, Jerry O'Connell & More to Lead Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO at Second Stage Theatre; Performances Begin 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Second Stage Theatre kicks off the 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of AMERICAN HERO, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman. AMERICAN HERO will feature ARI GRAYNOR (2ST Trust), DAOUD HEIDAMI (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), JERRY O'CONNELL (Seminar) and ERIN WILHELMI (The Great God Pan). Previews begin Monday, May 12th and opening night is Thursday, May 22nd. (more...)

Caroline Aaron Stars in LA Debut of BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW at NoHo Arts Center, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

49TH Parallel in association the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), are thrilled to present the Los Angeles premiere of a new play, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, written by Bekah Brunstetter (OOHRAH!) and directed by Sara Botsford. BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW will preview tonight, April 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, April 18 at 8pm and run for six weeks through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Music of Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter & More Included in Town Hall's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Town Hall has announced its 2014 Summer Season, a trio of unforgettable one-night-only events featuring music from some of Broadway's most beloved songwriters, critically acclaimed musical performers, and fresh-faced talent on the brink of discovery. (more...)

Saint Sebastian Players' DEATH DEFYING ACTS to Begin 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) concludes the company's 33rd season with Death Defying Acts, an evening of three one-acts by Woody Allen, David Mamet and Elaine May. Performances are April 25-May 18 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. (more...)

The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Elaine Stritch Almost Played a Nun in John Turturro's Movie FADING GIGOLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

In an interview with Vanity Fair, director John Turturro talked about a shocking and hilarious idea he had for Broadway and film star Elaine Stritch in his movie FADING GIGOLO. (more...)

Catherine Russell, Bria Skonberg's Brass Kicker and More Set for New York Hot Jazz Festival at The Players Club, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

THE 2nd ANNUAL NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL is set for The Players Club - 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan on Sunday, May 18 - 1:00pm to 1:00am. (more...)

Tony Winner Hal Linden Coming to Cafe Carlyle, 5/20-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Tony award-winning actor/performer Hal Linden returns to the New York stage for six performances with his "Hal Linden Live in Concert" cabaret style, big-band classics inspired live show at Manhattan's Cafe Carlyle - 35 East 76th Street, NY, NY 10075 - from May 20th though May 24th. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/12-4/13/2014
by - Apr 13, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014. (more...)

Woody Allen On Writing, Work Ethic & Eugene O'Neill
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 13, 2014

Multi-award-winning actor, writer and director Woody Allen discusses the artistic process as well as his own literary, theatrical and film icons as part of a new interview in promotion of the new Broadway musical adaptation of his hit comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. (more...)

VIDEO: Karen Ziemba Sings IT HAD TO BE YOU at Opening Night Party for BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written byWoody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film opened Thursday night at the St. James Theatre. At the opening night party, Karen Ziemba surprised guests by singing It Had to Be You. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stroman Knocks 'Em Dead with BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
by Michael Dale - Apr 12, 2014

Ladies and gentleman, Susan Stroman is back. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Zach Braff, Marin Mazzie & BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Cast Celebrates Opening Night- Part 2
by Walter McBride - Apr 12, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film opened last night at the St. James Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film opened Thursday night at the St. James Theatre, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company after the curtain went down. In the video below, Stroman reveals what inspired the authentic 1920's score; Braff gushes over the show's creators; Cordero chats about his show-stopping number, and so much more! (more...)

Original TWILIGHT ZONE Cast Members Set for A NIGHT AT THE MAUSOLEUM II Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack and Artistic Director Paul Millet have announced the cast for tonight's April 12th (6pm-12am) fundraiser, A Night at the Mausoleum II. The evening is headlined by a staged reading of Kick the Can, one of legendary TV-writer George Clayton Johnson's episode of The Twilight Zone. Johnson also wrote Nothing in the Dark and A Penny For Your Thoughts for the iconic sci-fi television show. (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Star in The New Group's RASHEEDA, Helmed by Cynthia Nixon This Fall?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Showbiz411 leaked today that Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest will join The New Group's RASHEEDA when it debuts this fall, directed by Cynthia Nixon (The Real Thing, Sex and the City). (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 4 - April 11
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 11, 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 a peek inside the closing night party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!, a look at the IF/THEN and ALADDIN casts in the recording studio, and a first look at A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST! (more...)

Viola Davis, Arija Bareikis & More to Reunite for Roundabout's INTIMATE APPAREL Benefit Reading, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a special benefit reading of INTIMATE APPAREL, by Lynn Nottage with Daniel Sullivan reprising his direction. (more...)

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