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AMERICAN PSYCHO to Open on Broadway in Fall 2015?AMERICAN PSYCHO to Open on Broadway in Fall 2015?
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


BWW Recap: MADAM SECRETARY Opens with 'Operation Stupid Kids'BWW Recap: MADAM SECRETARY Opens with 'Operation Stupid Kids'
Posted: Sep. 22, 2014


BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LOVE LETTERSBWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LOVE LETTERS
Posted: Sep. 19, 2014


VIDEO: VoicePlay Counts Down Top 10 Broadway Hits - A Cappella!VIDEO: VoicePlay Counts Down Top 10 Broadway Hits - A Cappella!
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


Melissa Rivers Thanks Well-Wishers in the Wake of Her Mother's DeathMelissa Rivers Thanks Well-Wishers in the Wake of Her Mother's Death
Posted: Sep. 18, 2014


UPDATE: Character Names in Disney's INTO THE WOODS Movie Unchanged from Stage VersionUPDATE: Character Names in Disney's INTO THE WOODS Movie Unchanged from Stage Version
Posted: Sep. 19, 2014


E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with Full Day of Special Programming TodayE! Celebrates Joan Rivers with Full Day of Special Programming Today
Posted: Sep. 19, 2014


Preview Emma Thompson's 'God, That's Good!' From This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODDPreview Emma Thompson's 'God, That's Good!' From This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
Posted: Sep. 22, 2014


AUDIO: The Twins Are Back! First Listen of SIDE SHOW's Act One Closer- 'Who Will Love Me as I Am?'AUDIO: The Twins Are Back! First Listen of SIDE SHOW's Act One Closer- 'Who Will Love Me as I Am?'
Posted: Sep. 18, 2014


BWW TV: Watch Just-Released TV Spot for Broadway-Bound SIDE SHOW!BWW TV: Watch Just-Released TV Spot for Broadway-Bound SIDE SHOW!
Posted: Sep. 22, 2014


UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


Lea Salonga Confirms Performance At MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Along With Pryce & BowmanLea Salonga Confirms Performance At MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Along With Pryce & Bowman
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Album Out TodayBarbra Streisand's PARTNERS Album Out Today
Posted: Sep. 16, 2014


INTO THE WOODS Movie Character Names To Be Disney-fied?INTO THE WOODS Movie Character Names To Be Disney-fied?
Posted: Sep. 19, 2014


Photo Coverage: Onstage and Backstage at MISS SAIGON's 25th Anniversary Performance!Photo Coverage: Onstage and Backstage at MISS SAIGON's 25th Anniversary Performance!
Posted: Sep. 22, 2014


Meryl Streep Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Poster Art!Meryl Streep Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Poster Art!
Posted: Sep. 16, 2014


Photo Flash: Meet the New Cast of ANYTHING GOES National Tour!Photo Flash: Meet the New Cast of ANYTHING GOES National Tour!
Posted: Sep. 18, 2014


Disney's THE LION KING Becomes Top Box Office Title in All MediumsDisney's THE LION KING Becomes Top Box Office Title in All Mediums
Posted: Sep. 22, 2014


Everybody Say Yeah for Billy Porter - Ten Reason's to Love Broadway's Ultimate Powerhouse!Everybody Say Yeah for Billy Porter - Ten Reason's to Love Broadway's Ultimate Powerhouse!
by BWW News Desk

(9/23/2014) - Broadway favorite Billy Porter is still killing it eight times a week at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre as everyone's favorite drag queen, Lola. The star of Kinky Boots just celebrated his birthday over the weekend, September 21, and the occasion got us thinking about all of the reasons that we adore the Tony Award winner. Just in case you need a reminder of why Billy is one of Broadway's most cherished stars, check out BroadwayWorld's list of ten reasons to love Billy Porter below!


Bryn Terfel Discusses This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODDBryn Terfel Discusses This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro

(9/23/2014) - Opera superstar Bryn Terfel discusses his participation alongside stage and screen notable Emma Thompson in this week's LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER telecast of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's acclaimed musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET in a new clip now available available to view.


NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Artistic Producer Evan Leslie Celebrates 50 Years of FIDDLERNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Artistic Producer Evan Leslie Celebrates 50 Years of FIDDLER
by NYPL for the Performing Arts

(9/23/2014) - BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Evan Leslie (Artistic Producer, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts) on FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's 50th anniversary:


Lineup for ReOrient 2015 Festival AnnouncedLineup for ReOrient 2015 Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(9/23/2014) - Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company focused on the Middle East, is proud to announce the eight short plays selected for its prestigious ReOrient 2015 Festival of Short Plays. The winners feature returning ReOrient favorites Yussef El Guindi, Mona Mansour, Tala Manassah, and Silva Semerciyan, as well as emerging Middle Eastern-American playwrights such as Nahal Navidar.


Kathy Griffin to Replace Joan Rivers on E!'s FASHION POLICE?Kathy Griffin to Replace Joan Rivers on E!'s FASHION POLICE?
by TV News Desk

(9/23/2014) - The UK's Daily Mail reports exclusively that Kathy Griffin is set to take over as the newest member of E!'s FASHION POLICE, replacing legendary comedian Joan Rivers who passed away earlier this month.


Photo Flash: Stephanie J. Block, Joy Behar, Bryce Pinkham & More Join Jamie deRoy at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Stephanie J. Block, Joy Behar, Bryce Pinkham & More Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland
by BWW News Desk

(9/23/2014) - The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present a Very Special Jamie deRoy & friends on Monday, September 22 at 7pm. The one-night-only event benefited the Actors Fund.


BWW Reviews: The Nola Project's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NESTBWW Reviews: The Nola Project's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by Heidi Scheuermann (New Orleans)

(9/23/2014) - I love plays that make me think. This is a play that made me think. It made me think about all of the people, not only in my personal life, but also around the world who suffer from some form of mental illness. It's real. It exists. And it should not be ignored. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST addresses mental illness head-on, and The Nola Project took the content and presented an absolutely stunning rendition.


BWW Reviews: Fantasy Meets Reality in A Noise Within's THE TEMPESTBWW Reviews: Fantasy Meets Reality in A Noise Within's THE TEMPEST
by Ellen Dostal (Los Angeles)

(9/23/2014) - The dueling forces of light and dark are constantly at play in A Noise Within's fantasy-meets-reality world of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, the first production of its 2014-15 season. Deborah Strang takes on the role of Prospero in a gender-switch that now finds mother and daughter (rather than father and daughter) stranded on an island some twelve years after Prospero's brother Antonio (Time Winters) has usurped her power in Milan and set them both adrift in a boat to die at sea.


Benjamin Kunkel's BUZZ to Run 10/18-11/22 at Tom and Sasha's LoftBenjamin Kunkel's BUZZ to Run 10/18-11/22 at Tom and Sasha's Loft
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(9/23/2014) - Buzz, by novelist, critic and n+1 co-founder Benjamin Kunkel, will receive its US premiere in a Brooklyn loft in the shadow of Barclays Center. Directed by Lian Walden, the site-specific production will run for six-weeks, October 18 through November 22, 2014.


VIDEO: Watch Jesse Tyler Ferguson Audition for 'Dancing With the Stars' on ELLENVIDEO: Watch Jesse Tyler Ferguson Audition for 'Dancing With the Stars' on ELLEN
by TV News Desk

(9/23/2014) - You've seen Jesse Tyler Ferguson as a recent judge on 'So You Think You Can Dance,' but now the 'Modern Family' star is ready to take on 'Dancing with the Stars'.


MET's Fun Company to Open Season with STELLALUNAMET's Fun Company to Open Season with STELLALUNA
by BWW News Desk (Baltimore)

(9/23/2014) - Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) family theatre The Fun Company will present, 'Stellaluna', the first show of its 2014-2015 season.


WICKED to Return to DPAC in 2015WICKED to Return to DPAC in 2015
by BWW News Desk (Raleigh)

(9/23/2014) - After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2010 and 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Triangle at DPAC, January 7-25, 2015. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Saturday, October 4 at 10a.m.


MET to Present THE LAST HURRAH CELEBRATES JIM HENSON, 9/28MET to Present THE LAST HURRAH CELEBRATES JIM HENSON, 9/28
by BWW News Desk (Baltimore)

(9/23/2014) - Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present a special episode of its free weekly comedy show The Last Hurrah, 'The Last Hurrah Celebrates Jim Henson', with special guest Brian Jay Jones on September 28. Mr. Jones is the president of the Biographers International Organization; most recently, he wrote the New York Times bestseller 'Jim Henson: The Biography'. He will be joined by host and Muppet fanatic Kevin Cole, as well as panelists Hannah Gutman and Andrew Michaels, to discuss the life of Jim Henson and the process of chronicling that life. All are invited to pay tribute to this creative and comedic legend.


TUTA Theatre's THE ANYWAY CABARET Opens 10/17TUTA Theatre's THE ANYWAY CABARET Opens 10/17
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/23/2014) - TUTA Theatre Chicago opens its 14th season with The Anyway Cabaret (an animal cabaret), a world premiere with live music, written and composed by Associate Member Martin Marion.


Celtic Thunder Coming to Fabulous Fox in February 2015Celtic Thunder Coming to Fabulous Fox in February 2015
by BWW News Desk (Music - St. Louis)

(9/23/2014) - "The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour" kicks off in Florida in February 2015 that will include a stop at the Fabulous Fox on Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. The tour features an eclectic collection of the group's best-loved and most popular songs from the past seven years. Drawing material from Celtic Thunder's nine Public Television Specials, eleven CDs and DVDs and eight US tours to date, "The Very Best Of Celtic Thunder" tour aims to combine all Celtic Thunder classics, fan favorites and hit songs into a formidable stage show, married with that huge Celtic Thunder signature sound, dramatic lighting and imposing set that audiences and fans everywhere have come to expect from a Celtic Thunder show.


Broadway to Honor Seth Popper at Richard Rodgers Theatre, 9/30Broadway to Honor Seth Popper at Richard Rodgers Theatre, 9/30
by BWW News Desk

(9/23/2014) - The Broadway community will celebrate the life of Seth Popper on Tuesday, September 30th from 4:00pm - 5:00pm at the Richard Rodgers Theatre at 226 West 46th Street.


The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 11/7-1/4/2015The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 11/7-1/4/2015
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/23/2014) - Follow the yellow brick road to The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, for the enchanting musical production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, running from November 7, 2014 through January 4, 2015, with a press opening on Saturday, November 22 at 10AM. The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences favorite Rachel Rockwell will direct and choreograph, with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Based on the classic 1939 MGM movie, this special one-hour presentation of THE WIZARD OF OZ features the classic songs 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road,' "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,' and 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' A Question & Answer session with the cast will follow every performance.


Irish Rep's PORT AUTHORITY Begins Performances TomorrowIrish Rep's PORT AUTHORITY Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(9/23/2014) - Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 27th Theatre Season with a revival of Conor McPherson's PORT AUTHORITY, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly. The production, which features Billy Carter, Peter Maloney, and James Russell, begins previews on Wednesday, September 24th. The Press Opening is scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd. The production is scheduled to be performed through Sunday, November 16th.


THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA to Play Sydney Opera House in DecemberTHE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA to Play Sydney Opera House in December
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Sydney)

(9/23/2014) - Following a smash-hit West End season in London, Judith Kerr's beloved The Tiger Who Came To Tea is coming to the Opera House from10 - 28 December. Tickets for the tea-guzzling tiger are on sale from 29 September.


OBSCURA to Run 10/15-11/2 at Aurora TheatreOBSCURA to Run 10/15-11/2 at Aurora Theatre
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(9/23/2014) - Aurora Theatre Company presents Bay Area magician Christian Cagigal in OBSCURA, an extraordinary presentation of up-close and personal magic. This special fall presentation plays for 15 performances only October 15 through November 2 at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets (General $28; VIP reserved seating $32; subscribers receive a $2 discount) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.


Breaking News: Sarah Silverman Working on Musical Version of THE BEDWETTERBreaking News: Sarah Silverman Working on Musical Version of THE BEDWETTER
by BWW News Desk

(9/23/2014) - This morning on the Howard Stern Show, which airs on SiriusXM Radio, actress and comedian Sarah Silverman revealed that she is currently working on a Broadway-bound musical based on her memoir 'The Bedwetter'. The project features music by Cry Baby's Adam Schlesinger.


Bette Midler to Release First New Album in 8 Years, 'It's The Girls', Out 11/4Bette Midler to Release First New Album in 8 Years, 'It's The Girls', Out 11/4
by BWW News Desk

(9/23/2014) - Bette Midler will release her first studio album in eight years, 'It's the Girls,' featuring songs from female groups who have had the greatest influence on her throughout her career.


BWW CD Reviews: Lakeshore Records' STAGE FRIGHT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Is What It IsBWW CD Reviews: Lakeshore Records' STAGE FRIGHT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Is What It Is
by David Clarke

(9/23/2014) - Fall is upon us. As the air grows crisper, stories of gory murderous rampage grab our attention. Whether you love it, hate it, or haven't seen it, Jerome Sable's STAGE FRIGHT has Halloween 2014 written all over it. Recently, the physical album of the film's original motion picture soundtrack was released, scratching the itches of musical horror fanatics' lust for theatrical bloodshed.


Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble's 43rd Season to Include PINOCCHIO, 'BANBURY CROSS' & MoreFantasy Forum Actors Ensemble's 43rd Season to Include PINOCCHIO, 'BANBURY CROSS' & More
by BWW News Desk (Sacramento)

(9/23/2014) - Walnut Creek based Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble is pleased to announce it's 43rd season. Productions include LEGEND OF BANBURY CROSS, THE BIGGEST GIFT, PINOCCHIO, and THE CRIMSON PIRATE.


Group .BR to Present INFINITE WHILE IT LASTS, 10/2-26Group .BR to Present INFINITE WHILE IT LASTS, 10/2-26
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(9/23/2014) - What would happen if we all decided to love and let ourselves be loved without any limitations? Infinite While It Lasts, a play conceived by Group .BR and inspired by the works of the founding father of the Bossa Nova, Brazilian poet and composer Vinicius De Moraes, explores this idea of uninhibited love, no matter how temporary.


Tracy McDowell to Bring STORY OF A GIRL to 54 Below, 10/29Tracy McDowell to Bring STORY OF A GIRL to 54 Below, 10/29
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)

(9/23/2014) - 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club invites you to join Tracy McDowell (Motown, RENT, The Next Big Thing) as she shares the story of her life thus far and the music that got her through it. From Scary Au Pairs from Germany, to mental breakdowns, family drama, sex, addiction, quitting the biz, then not quitting the biz, and everything else crazy that has made her who she is today. She has the proof. Expect a night of hilarity, video footage, special guests and stories that are almost unbelievable with her background singers "Team Tracy" (Anne Fraser Thomas (City Center's FAUST), Injoy Fountain (Condola and the Stoop Kids) and Crystal Mosser (9 to 5).


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Chicago Humanities Festival to Close Out 25th Anniversary with Anjelica Huston, 11/14Chicago Humanities Festival to Close Out 25th Anniversary with Anjelica Huston, 11/14
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/23/2014) - Today the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced an added event with Hollywood icon Anjelica Huston on Friday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple (77 W Washington St), to culminate the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival: Journeys.


Columbus Children's Theatre to Present SUPER SIDEKICK, 10/23-11/9Columbus Children's Theatre to Present SUPER SIDEKICK, 10/23-11/9
by BWW News Desk (Columbus)

(9/23/2014) - Columbus Children's Theatre will present the Central Ohio Premier of Super Sidekick the Musical, October 23-November 9, 2014 at the Columbus Children's Theatre located at 512 Park Street, Columbus, Ohio.


VENICE Original Cast Recording Now Available DigitallyVENICE Original Cast Recording Now Available Digitally
by BWW News Desk (CD/Books/DVDs)

(9/23/2014) - The original cast recording of VENICE - the new musical produced by The Public Theater - is now available as an online exclusive with a digital booklet through iTunes, Amazon.com and other outlets. The physical CD will be available online and in stores on December 2.


CT Community Theatre Association Festival to be Held 9/27 at Warner Theatre!CT Community Theatre Association Festival to be Held 9/27 at Warner Theatre!
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(9/23/2014) - The first Connecticut Community Theatre Association Festival will be held at the Warner Theatre this Saturday, September 27 at 1 pm. Four community theatre groups will compete at this years festival, dinner will be provided and an awards presentation will follow.


I HATE HAMLET Begins 9/26 at Playhouse MercedI HATE HAMLET Begins 9/26 at Playhouse Merced
by BWW News Desk (Sacramento)

(9/23/2014) - Funny and often silly, find out what happens when actors take themselves too seriously, I Hate Hamlet, a comedy written by Paul Rudnick about the tumultuous relationship between an up-and-coming actor and the ghost of John Barrymore, will begin a two-weekend run at the Playhouse Merced mainstage on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.


The Neo-Futurists to Open PSEUDO-CHUM, 10/20The Neo-Futurists to Open PSEUDO-CHUM, 10/20
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - Chicago)

(9/23/2014) - Be better than the shark. Keep your mind. This is Pseudo-Chum. Opening night is Monday, October 20 at The Neo-Futurarium at 5153 N. Ashland.


Jackie Burns & Daniel Torres to Judge SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG this WeekJackie Burns & Daniel Torres to Judge SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG this Week
by BWW News Desk

(9/23/2014) - The Green Room at New World Stages presents the fifth season of So You Think You Can Drag. This week's competition features Broadway favorites Jackie Burns and Daniel Torres!


WPPAC to Offer Nak'd Stage Playreading Presentation of MISTER ROBERTS, 9/26WPPAC to Offer Nak'd Stage Playreading Presentation of MISTER ROBERTS, 9/26
by BWW News Desk (Rockland / Westchester)

(9/23/2014) - The White Plains Performing Arts Center play reading series that features the Tony Award-winners for "Best Play" since the award's creation in 1948 continues with this months' reading of Thomas Heggen & Joshua Logan's Mister Roberts on Friday, September 26 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $10 each. The Nakd Stage Play Reading Series features actors with scripts in hand, no sets, costumes or props. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE WORDS.


STAGE TUBE: Lorde's 'Royals' Gets a Tap Twist with Natalie WeissSTAGE TUBE: Lorde's 'Royals' Gets a Tap Twist with Natalie Weiss
by Stage Tube

(9/23/2014) - On Point Dance and UnReel Films present 'Royals Tap", a New York tap-dancer's twist to Lorde's Royals, featuring BroadwayWorld's own Natalie Weiss, with Gina Duci, Allie Pizzo, Felipe Galganni, Alex MacDonald, and Andrew Hodge. Check out the video below! Conceived and Produced by Jeffrey Nunez. Filmed and directed by Eric Mann. For additional information, visit: http://www.onpointdance.com/


Robin Williams Daughter Shares Message of Gratitude on TwitterRobin Williams Daughter Shares Message of Gratitude on Twitter
by TV News Desk

(9/23/2014) - Only a month after the tragic death of legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams, daughter Zelda Williams turned to Twitter to share her gratitude to fans for their unending support during these difficult weeks.


BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Sits Down with Barbra StreisandBWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Sits Down with Barbra Streisand
by Randy Rainbow

(9/23/2014) - It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy conducts an epic sit-down interview with the legendary Barbra Streisand. Click HERE to watch all of the previous episodes!




 
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