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Rupert Holmes to Headline New York Theatre Barn's Master Class Benefit, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2014

Tony Award-winning Rupert Holmes will headline the second annual master class benefit event for the New York-based non-profit theatre company New York Theatre Barn called A Conversation with Rupert Holmes: From Platinum Piña Coladas to Tony-winning Playwright on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2pm at the SVA Theatre in New York City. All proceeds will support New York Theatre Barn's convention-defying process for new musical development and its ongoing operations. This event follows on the heels of 2013's sold-out benefit event starring living legend Barry Manilow, and will be hosted by The New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Two Nineteenth-Century Period Rooms Get Makeover at Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Parlor and Library of the Colonel Robert J. Milligan House of Saratoga Springs, New York, have been conserved and refurbished for the first time since the two rooms were installed in the Brooklyn Museum in 1953 as a part of a group of late nineteenth-century American period rooms. In addition to repainting the rooms and laying bold tartan carpeting on the Library's previously bare wood floors, the Museum has restored and installed the Parlor's original chandelier and decorated the rooms with a select group of recently acquired objects and several furnishings original to the rooms but not previously on view in Brooklyn. The two rooms have been on public view throughout their facelift, which was completed on March 28, 2014. (more...)

Lorin Latarro, Brad Musgrove & Mark Myars Featured on THE ENSEMBLIST's Associate Choreographers Episode
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 20th episode: 'Associate Choreographers.' (more...)

Amazon Greenlights Pilot MOZART IN THE JUNGLE & More for Full Seasons
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Amazon Studios today announced that The After, Bosch, Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent and Wishenpoof! will become the next Amazon Original Series (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

BWW Reviews: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Takes Plutarch's Ancient Rome to the Ozarks in 1850
by Barry Lenny - Mar 29, 2014

Northern Light Theatre Company are giving an airing to that golden oldie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a show that has not been seen in Adelaide for a while. (more...)

CASA VALENTINA, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, THE SNOW GEESE, BRONX BOMBERS and More Among 2013-14 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $1,108,000, allow 39 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

The San Francisco Girls Chorus Present RITES AND PASSAGES Featuring Joe Goode Performance Group, Kanoko Nishi, and Sarah Cahill, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The five-time Grammy-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will close its2013-2014 35th season with a special concert of music by Eastern European composers and guest artists Joe Goode Performance Group and pianists Kanoko Nishi and Sarah Cahill Saturday, June 14, at 8 pm at Nourse Theatre in San Francisco. The program, entitled Rites and Passages and conducted by Girls Chorus Music Director Valerie Sainte-Agathe, will feature Bartok's Three Village Scenes performed as a suite with original dance interpolations created by Joe Goode and performed by members of his acclaimed Joe Goode Performance Group. The Chorus will be joined by guest pianists Kanoko Nishi and Sarah Cahill for Nishi's new two-piano arrangement of Scenes 1 and 3 from Stravinsky's Les Noces and will go a cappella for Stravinsky'sFour Russian Peasant Songs. Completing the program will be Smetana's Three Choruses for Female Voice. [Editor Note this program is a change from the program of Stravinsky, Poulenc and Faure originally announced for this date in August, 2013.] For information and tickets, visit www.sfgirlschorus.org . (more...)

BWW Reviews: CCMT's LES MISERABLES is Master of the House
by Harmony Wheeler - Mar 25, 2014

Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, the often-called 'epic' musical 'Les Miserables' sets a high standard, especially for theatre companies with smaller budgets. While that budget does affect Contra Costa Musical Theatre's production in minor ways, the company follows through on its promise to once again deliver visually stunning, challenging and new material (or newly available for rights, at least). (more...)

THERESE RAQUIN Opens at Finborough Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Therese Raquin opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week run, opening tonight, 25 March 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 7.30pm), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. (more...)

Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat, Peter Friedman & More to Star in Playwrights Horizons's New Musical FLY BY NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced additional casting for its current 2013/2014 Season. The announcement includes complete casting for the New York premiere of FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL, conceived by Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still), written by Will Connolly (performer, Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents, the upcoming film The Giver) and Ms. Rosenstock, and directed by Carolyn Cantor (The Great God Pan and After the Revolution at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Flower Water). STAGE KISS, by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, will also welcome Ken Marks to the cast for the final two weeks of its run. (more...)

Accelerate 2014 Review Announced for Eben Pagan Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Erick Richard has published an in-depth review of Eben Pagan Accelerate 2014 High Growth Business Training Program on ebenpaganaccelerates.com, covering the essential details of the program and revealing the hidden flaws behind the platform that Andy is aggressively promoting. (more...)

Tia Shearer, Maggie Erwin & More to Star in The Hub Theatre's FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Casting has been announced for The Hub Theatre's spring production of Philip Dawkins musical, macabre comedy, FAILURE: A LOVE STORY. A trio of sisters played by TIA SHEARER (Jenny June), MAGGIE ERWIN (Nellie) and CAROLYN KASHNER (Gertie) guide us through this wonderful fable of love and life as they all lose their hearts to a gentleman caller embodied by the ever-magnetic MICHAEL KEVIN DARNALL (Mortimer Mortimer). The family is made whole with CHRIS STINSON (John N.) an adopted brother and ROSE MCCONNELL as the melodic Gramaphone (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Appleton, WI (more...)

All in the Family... Meet the Full Cast of MOTHERS AND SONS, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2014

Mothers and Sons, the new play by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tyne Daly, opens tomorrow, March 24, 2014 at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. Also in the cast are Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, and Grayson Taylor. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interview swith the cast below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for New Orleans (more...)

Bella Electric Strings Play the Spencer Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

What do you call a group of four beautiful powerhouse soloists who know how to rock out? That's right, Bella Electric Strings! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Paul Taylor's ESPLANDE Outshines at Lincoln Center
by Frances Steiner - Mar 20, 2014

Paul Taylor is the last of the living great modern choreographers of the 20th century. He began creating dances in 1954 and has worked with some of the biggest names of the dance world, including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and George Balanchine; he has collaborated with some of today's most important visual artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly, and Jasper Johns. Many, if not all, choreographers cite him as an inspiration for their work. Paul Taylor's repertory should be permanently placed on a syllabus for any dance enthusiast. Saturday night's performance at Lincoln Center's David Koch Theatre showed the highs and the lows of Paul Taylor Dance Company. (more...)

Debra Monk & Mary-Louise Parker to Reunite for NBC's FEED ME
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

According to Deadline, stage and screen star Debra Monk has signed on to join her former Broadway co-star, Mary-Louise Parker, in NBC's upcoming comedy pilot FEED ME. The pair previously appeared in PRELUDE TO A KISS and RECKLESS onstage together. (more...)

THE NEW PICASSO Musical, Featuring Robert Cuccioli, Max von Essen and More, Wins 2014 Featured Artist Award at ReverbNation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Songs from The New Picasso The Musical, music & lyrics by Jonathan David Sloate, won the 2014 Featured Artist Award at ReverbNation, home to over 3 million music artists. (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury
by Review Roundups - Mar 19, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BATES MOTEL Clothing Line Coming to Hot Topic
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group has announced a partnership with Hot Topic, a fan-favorite retailer of pop culture merchandise, to introduce a collection of apparel and accessories inspired by “Bates Motel” on A&E. (more...)

Buz Davis to Make Directorial Return to The Carnegie with HARVEY, 4/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

During his decade of producing shoestring theatre in a proud but dilapidated auditorium, impresario Buz Davis could only dream of the day he might return to find that hall had received a multi-million dollar renovation, and that he was once again at the fore of creating captivating theatre there. That dream comes true this spring. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FULL GALLOP, Starring Cherie Gil
by Jude Cartalaba - Mar 17, 2014

Despite fear and stress that Philippine cinema icon Cherie Gil had to go through producing and starring in FULL GALLOP, a play based on the life of Diana Vreeland (1903-1989), noted fashion columnist and editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, Gil manages to depict Vreeland as a funny, rapid-fired talker as opposed to being languid and bitchy ala Miranda Priestly in the novel-turned-movie 'The Devil Wears Prada.' (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY to Play the Spencer, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

With a pulsing persistence of rhythm, a show about rival juvenile street gangs in 1950s New York changed Broadway musical theatre forever. On March 31, the musical masterpiece 'West Side Story' comes to the Spencer to make history once again. (more...)

BWW Reviews: USHERS - THE FRONT OF HOUSE MUSICAL, Charing Cross Theatre, March 15 2014
by Adrian Bradley - Mar 16, 2014

Sometimes, fringe theatre is at its best when it's poking fun at the bigger brothers and sisters in the West End. USHERS: THE FRONT OF HOUSE MUSICAL is a fantastic tease, but this is no mere snarkfest - there's a heart underneath the satire. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Honeywell Spectra Fiber Strengthens Vancouver Sculpture By Janet Echelman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Spectra fiber is strengthening the ropes used in a new sculpture making its world premiere this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, by world-renowned artist Janet Echelman. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jody Oberfelder's 4CHAMBERS Explores the Depths of the Heart
by Jessica Abejar - Mar 12, 2014

When describing 4CHAMBERS by Jody Oberfelder Projects, one should not take the phrase 'immersive theater' lightly. From the moment choreographer and mastermind Jody Oberfelder personally introduces her audience of 12 to the piece and then selects them one by one, taking both hands into hers and locking eyes that stare straight into the soul, the audience is propelled into what the show promotes itself as 'a sensorial journey into the human heart.' WARNING: This show is not for the light of heart or for anyone unwilling to open their heart to the journey that is to come. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 11, 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, will begin preview performances tomorrow, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Scroll down to learn more about the Bullets Over Broadway company, and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Starring Bernadette Peters Ordered To Series By Amazon
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 11, 2014

A first look at legendary two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway icon Bernadette Peters on the new Amazon pilot MOZART IN THE JUNGLE is now available to view. (more...)

BWW Reviews: XANADU JR. At RMHS Makes for a Fun Night
by Teresa Rodrick - Mar 10, 2014

Kudos to the cast and crew. The costumes for the muses were inspired with tiaras depicting what they represented making it easier to tell them apart. There was an absolute Greek flair to all the costumes, except for the 'mortals'. And those costumes were very much from the 1980's. (more...)

Bella Electric Strings to Play the Spencer, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

What do you call a group of four beautiful powerhouse soloists who know how to rock out? That's right, Bella Electric Strings! (more...)

Spencer Theater Announces Summer 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

There's something for everyone in the Spencer Theater's Summer Season 2014 showcase of concerts, dance, comedy, tributes, parties and special fundraising events. The packed schedule, running late May through August features 16 stellar events, all staged with superior lighting and grand acoustics at the award-winning, not-for-profit Alto, New Mexico performance hall. Pre-performance lobby buffets are offered ($20) before most every show, enabling patrons to easily enjoy a scrumptious hot meal with bar drinks before curtain time. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Opens SHAKESPEARE AND THE LANGUAGE THAT SHAPED A WORLD Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World returns for another fun-filled, whirlwind tour through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare. (more...)

Geva Closes 2013-14 Mainstage Season with Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE, 4/22-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Geva Theatre Center' 41st Mainstage Season concludes with Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Directed by John Miller-Stephany, and with a cast led by Tony Award- winner Michael McGrath and Broadway veteran Noah Racey, this classic comedy begins performances on April 22 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 18. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 3, 2014 - A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway, GUYS AND DOLLS at Carnegie and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 3, 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: A RAISIN IN THE SUN, starring Denzel Washington, opens tonight on Broadway, and GUYS AND DOLLS plays in concert with an all-star cast at Carnegie Hall! (more...)

Polargy Awarded Patent for PolarPlex Suspended Panel System (SPS)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

PolarPlex SPS, a ceiling-suspended aisle containment solution, is designed with an innovative quick-connect channel system that holds SPS panels perfectly straight and secure while also allowing quick and easy removal. Lightweight ceiling-suspended SPS panels offer functional and aesthetic advantages over vinyl Curtains yet are competitively priced. PolarPlex SPS provides better thermal sealing, simpler installation, and a cleaner appearance than curtain containment. (more...)

BWW: Reviews ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Always A Favorite
by Teresa Rodrick - Apr 3, 2014

I have always loved ANNE (with an 'e') OF GREEN GABLES since I was a little girl. I still own all 8 books and the three movies that were made starring Megan Follows. I was very excited to find out that Encore Theatre, etc was producing the play by Alice Chadwicke based on the novels by L.M. Montgomery, as I had not yet seen the play. (more...)

Angela Shultz to Bring REALITY CHECK to Don't Tell Mama, 4/26 & 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz takes to the stage with her 2014 show 'Reality Check' on Saturdays, April 26 and May 10, both shows at 5:30pm, at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com). There is a $20 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. (Members of MAC -- $15.) Reservations may be placed by calling (212) 757-0788 after 4pm daily or by visiting www.donttellmamanyc.com (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Present SHAKESPEARE AND THE LANGUAGE THAT SHAPED A WORLD, 4/5-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World returns for another fun-filled, whirlwind tour through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare. (more...)

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