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Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton and More Join Zoë Wanamaker in PASSION PLAY at Duke of York's Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton, Sian Thomas and Annabel Scholey join star Zoe Wanamaker in a new production of Peter Nichols' Passion Play, Peter Nichols' celebrated black comedy about love and infidelity. Directed by David Leveaux, Passion Play opens on 7 May at the Duke of York's Theatre with previews from tonight, 1 May. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 3/4
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 8, 2013

Fridays at BWW mean one thing: a recap at-a-glance of this week's most-read stories in our regional markets! Take a stroll around the Broadway World to see what made news for the week of March 3! (more...)

Floanne Returns to Joe's Pub With EDITH PIAF ALIVE, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

The French singer and actress Floanne returns to Joe's Pub on Sunday March 24 at 7:30pm with a new edition of her still unfolding Edith Piaf project, "Edith Piaf Alive." (more...)

Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton and More Join Zoë Wanamaker in PASSION PLAY at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Owen Teale, Samantha Bond, Oliver Cotton, Sian Thomas and Annabel Scholey have joined previously announced star Zoe Wanamaker in a new production of Peter Nichols' Passion Play, Peter Nichols' celebrated black comedy about love and infidelity, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Extra Dates Added For PIAF At Curve Theatre, Starring Ruffelle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Following the overwhelming audience response and unprecedented ticket demand for the recently opened production of Piaf,Curve has announced additional performance dates from 3 - 6 April 2013. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Patricia Racette Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

54 BELOW has announced the debut of cabaret, film & television actress and theatre legend Bebe Neuwirth and the return of opera great Patricia Racette this March. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PIAF by Atlantis Productions, 3/8-23
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 7, 2013

Atlantis Productions kicks off its new theater season with British playwright Pam Gem's reworked version of her original late '70s play "Piaf," which is a bio-drama with music based on the life and career of Edith Piaf, one of France's most popular performers during World War II. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2013

Whether he's playing a Westchester housewife who's preparing her cabaret tribute to Edith Piaf, Cinderella's much maligned stepmother in the style of Mildred Pierce, or the tough but warm-hearted owner of a speakeasy, performance legend Charles Busch continues to delight and redefine his craft as a master humorist, illusionist, and camp icon. The author of dozens of hit plays (Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Red Scare on Sunset, Flipping My Wig, Times Square Angel, Our Leading Lady, The Third Story, Die! Mommie! Die!, Psycho Beach Party, The Divine Sister, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to name but a few), Busch makes his 54 Below debut for two very special year end performances, joined by Musical Director Tom Judson. Expect laughter, music, tears, and sequins. But no boas. Busch will play 54 below March 7-14. Check out photos of Busch in rehearsal below! (more...)

Patti LuPone to Debut at Live at The RRazz with FAR AWAY PLACES, 3/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ, San Francisco's premier nightclub, is excited to welcome Patti LuPone to the stage. In her new, critically-acclaimed concert 'Far Away Places,' based off her latest solo album, two-time Tony Award winner (Gypsy, Evita) PATTI LuPONE shares her penchant for wanderlust by taking us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters which include Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander and even the Bee Gees. 'Far Away Places' was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken. Chris Fenwick serves as Musical Director. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Adam Pascal, Caissie Levy and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. 54 Below also launches its new series of late night events this March. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher will be the "54 Piano Bar," a new vocal competition - 'The Callback," and more, including Telly Award winner Jamie DeRoy & Friends, Broadway star Chester Gregory, singing sensation Marilyn Maye, Late Night at 54 Below, Tony nominee Adam Pascale, actor/screenwriter/playwright Charles Busch, Broadway's Caissie Levy, Walking the Line - Music of Johnny Cash. (more...)

PBS's Great Performances Presents ANDREA BOCELLI: LOVE IN PORTOFINO Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2013

Andrea Bocelli, the international superstar tenorreturns to Great Performances once again to delight fans with Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino, a new concert special in which he puts classical music aside for an evening of international favorites inspired by the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 3/25
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 29, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater - exclusive features, interviews, reviews and more! - around the Broadway World for the week of March 25 (more...)

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Charlie Rosen's Big Band and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, will present stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. 54 Below also launches its new series of late night events this March. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher will be the "54 Piano Bar," a new vocal competition - 'The Callback," and more. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIAF by Atlantis Productions
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 23, 2013

Piaf is Amador; Amador is Piaf. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 3/18
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater - exclusive features, interviews, reviews and more! - around the Broadway World for the week of March 18! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PIAF by Atlantis Productions, 3/8-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

Atlantis Productions kicks off its new theater season with British playwright Pam Gem's reworked version of her original late '70s play "Piaf," which is a bio-drama with music based on the life and career of Edith Piaf, one of France's most popular performers during World War II. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Asier Etxeandía
by Laura Pelaez - Mar 21, 2013

Los días 22, 28 y 29 de marzo y 5, 12, 19 y 26 de abril, Asier Etxeandía será El Intérprete en el Teatro La Latina. Un sueño cumplido, un viaje musical a través de las canciones que marcaron la infancia del artista. BroadwayWorld Spain ha tenido la oportunidad de tener una charla con él, no pierdas detalle de esta entrevista con Asier Etxeandía. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Frances Ruffelle and More Talk PIAF at the Curve
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2013

Following the overwhelming audience response and unprecedented ticket demand for the recently opened production of Piaf, Curve has announced additional performance dates from 3 - 6 April 2013. The production currently showing in Curve's Studio will be transferred into the larger Theatre space, with Frances Ruffelle continuing in the title role as the legendary French chanteuse, Edith Piaf. Planning is also underway for a national tour of the production, following the performances at Curve; full details to be confirmed at a later date. Click below to listen Ruffelle and the creative team talk about Piaf! (more...)

Patti LuPone Debuts at Live at The RRazz with FAR AWAY PLACES, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ, San Francisco's premier nightclub, is excited to welcome Patti LuPone to the stage. In her new, critically-acclaimed concert 'Far Away Places,' based off her latest solo album, two-time Tony Award winner (Gypsy, Evita) PATTI LuPONE shares her penchant for wanderlust by taking us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters which include Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander and even the Bee Gees. 'Far Away Places' was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken. Chris Fenwick serves as Musical Director. (more...)

Public Theater's 2013 Gala to Feature PIRATES OF PENZANCE Concert at Delacorte Theater, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the 2013 Public Theater annual gala will celebrate the company's acclaimed 1980 production of the musical, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, with a one-night-only concert performance on Monday, June 10 at the Delacorte Theater where The Public's production originally premiered more than three decades ago. Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover, and Renee Beaumont will serve as Gala Co-Chairs for this unforgettable evening that will also honor the late Nora Ephron who was a longtime Public Theater board member and consummate lover of Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Review Roundup: PIAF by Atlantis Productions; Show Closes 3/23
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 17, 2013

Atlantis Productions (Disney's "Aladdin," "Rock of Ages") kicks off its new theater season with British playwright Pam Gem's reworked version of her original late '70s play 'Piaf,' which is a bio-drama with music based on the life and career of Edith Piaf, one of France's most popular performers during World War II. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 3/11
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 15, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater around the Broadway World for the week of March 11! Scroll below for the most-read features, interviews, reviews, and news in your city and beyond! (more...)

BWW Interview: From Butterfly to Little Sparrow, Soprano Patricia Racette Soars
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 13, 2013

Expect the unexpected from cabaret stylist Patricia Racette. Yes, I said 'cabaret.' If you've only heard her at the Met or San Francisco Opera as Tosca or Madama Butterfly, you'll probably find her performance in 'Diva on Detour' a revelation. It's 'a high-note-free zone'--which doesn't give a hint that its owner spends most of her time on some of the world's great opera stages. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Charles Busch, Ricky Ritzel and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. 54 Below also launches its new series of late night events this March. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher will be the "54 Piano Bar," a new vocal competition - 'The Callback," singing sensation Marilyn Maye, performance legend Charles Busch, cabaret's own Ricky Ritzel, performance artist James Jackson, Jr. and more! (more...)

PIAF At The Curve: Mid-Run Report
by Guest Blogger: Tiffany Graves - Mar 11, 2013

Our guest blogger Tiffany Graves reports on Piaf's extended run as well as her own forthcoming cabaret at Lauderdale House... (more...)

Elaine Paige Plays Bay Area Cabaret Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Bay Area Cabaret presents the Bay Area concert debut of Britain's dazzling Elaine Paige. Dubbed 'The First Lady of Musical Theatre,' Ms. Paige will perform an evening of the career-defining showstoppers that earned her a place among Broadway and the West End's most treasured performers. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 2/25
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 1, 2013

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing content submitted by our regional contributors from all corners of the globe. Get all your theater news at a glance each Friday with 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'! Scroll below for the most-read stories for the week of February 25! (more...)

Elaine Paige Brings a Little Broadway and West End to The McCallum Tonight
by David Green - Feb 27, 2013

Elaine Paige celebrates her love of jazz classics and contemporary songs in her own unique style in a one-night-only headline performance tonight, February 27, at 8:00pm at McCallum Theatre. Paige is famous for her countless successes on both sides of the Atlantic, from originating the role of Grizabella in Cats to her Broadway debut in Sunset Boulevard. She is an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster and has made a major contribution to the modern musical which ensures her own chapter in the entertainment world and justifies the title 'The First Lady of Musical Theatre'. (more...)

Mesa Arts Center Welcomes Broadway Star Elaine Paige Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

The Mesa Arts Center welcomes Elaine Paige, an actress, recording artist, producer, broadcaster, and major veteran of Broadway tonight, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Piper Repertory Theater. Best known for her award-winning performance as Eva Peron in Evita, she has starred in multiple West End productions including Cats, where she originated the role of Grizabella. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PIAF, Starring Frances Ruffelle
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Frances Ruffelle stars as Piaf in Pam Gems' play, currently running at the Curve, Leicester. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Frances Ruffelle and More in West End's PIAF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Known to all as 'Piaf', the sparrow who rose from the streets of Paris to the international stage, French chanteuse Edith Gassion's life and career is as unique as her extraordinary singing voice. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Triple Threat Bebe Neuwirth Offers Stunning STORIES WITH PIANO at VPAC
by Don Grigware - Feb 25, 2013

On Saturday February 23, triple-threat actress/singer/dancer Bebe Neuwirth presented her critically-acclaimed cabaret act Stories with Piano at Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge. Miss Neuwirth has a legion of fans for her two-time Emmy Award winning portrayal of Frasier's cold, bitchy, calculating ex-wife Lilith on TV's Cheers and Frasier and from Broadway where she won two Tonys for her unforgettable performances in Sweet Charity and Chicago. A stellar actress, Neuwirth commands the stage with her sheer presence: no easy task for a lady so petite. But, it goes far beyond aura. There are gusts of unbridled passion conveyed, as she ferociously attacks the story of each song in character, sometimes alone, sometimes essaying two roles. Kander & Ebb, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Sondhiem, Tom Waits and soon Jacques Brel are the musical idols, all vividly brought to life by Neuwirth's brutal honesty and evocatively burning emotional force. (more...)

16th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County Gala Raises $102,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

On Saturday, March 23, over 500 business and arts leaders attended the Arts Council's 16th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County Gala at Howard Community College's Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center in Columbia. This year's annual benefit gala raised $102,000, with an additional $110,000 in donated goods and services in support of the arts in Howard County. Since 1998, over $1 million has been raised through Celebration of the Arts! (more...)

Erika Banks and More to Join OMNI Ensemble's 30th Anniversary Concert, 4/18 & 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

The OMNI Ensemble will conclude its 30th season of concerts in the recital hall at the Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard on Thursday afternoon, April 18th at 3:00 pm and at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on Saturday evening, April 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Music Director/Flutist David Wechsler will be joined by guest artists Erika Banks, vocal, Jim Ponzi, guitar, Art Bailey, keyboards, Jennifer Vincent, bass, and Dave Forman, drums. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Opens Sept 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for the world premiere of new stage musical From Here to Eternity. The show will preview at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 30th September with Press Night on 23rd October 2013. Tickets can be bought from FromHereToEternityTheMusical.com or by calling box office on 020 7379 5399. (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker to Star in PASSION PLAY at Duke Of York's Theatre, May 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Zoe Wanamaker will star in a revival of Peter Nichols' Passion Play at Duke Of York's Theatre, beginning May 1, 2013. David Leveaux directs and Tali Pelman produces. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Katharine Mehrling
by Marcel Konrath - Apr 30, 2013

Frau Mehrling, in kurzem Abstand spielen Sie zwei der interessantesten und vielschichtigsten Figuren der Musicalgeschichte: 'Funny Girl' Fanny Brice und die Showlegende Judy Garland. Beide Rollen sind ziemliche Kraftakte... (more...)

Frances Ruffelle Sets 54 Below Gig, 5/22
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 3, 2013

Tony Award-winning LES MISERABLES onstage and onscreen star Frances Ruffelle will be coming to NYC for a special show at 54 Below on May 22. (more...)

Natalia Millán, Marta Valverde y Alberto Vázquez nos proponen hacer un trío... musical
by Roberto Rodriguez - Apr 29, 2013

Los tres actores presentarán el espectáculo '¿Hacemos un trío? Algo más que un cabaret' en la Sala 2 del Nuevo Teatro Alcalá de Madrid, los días 20 y 27 de mayo. (more...)

TOMORROW Extends Through May 5 at Skylight Theatre Complex
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Now at the forefront of play development and producing new works, three award-winning theaters have joined forces for the first time. The beneficies are Los Angeles theatre audiences able to see this World Premiere staging of Donald Freed's new play, Tomorrow. Damian Cruden (Artistic Director from England's York Royal Theatre) directs a stellar cast, which includes Salome Jens, Kevin Quinn, and Jenn Robbins. Tomorrow runs at the Skylight Theatre Complex through May 5, 2013. (more...)

Susan Lynskey to Lead MetroStage's GHOST-WRITER; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

Ghost-Writer by Michael Hollinger will be in performance at MetroStage April 25-June 2. (more...)

EVITA to Tour Across the UK From May 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

EVITA will open in London and play 6 performances only, at the New Wimbledon Theatre from Wednesday 15 May, prior to embarking on a national and international tour. (more...)

Megan Hilty and More Set for Cabaret, Broadway and Comedy Lineup at Joe's Pub, Now thru 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2013

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its cabaret, Broadway and comedy acts today, April 21-July 28, 2013, including: Lindsay Mendez and Michael Holland, Leslie Kritzer, Megan Hilty, Bridget Everett, Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand, Paul Oakley Stovall and Brad Simmons, NYU Tisch Presents, Blake Pfeil, Storm Large, Nicole Henry, Erin Markey, Joey Arias, Taylor Mac, William Blake, Moments with Ravi, Natalie Joy Johnson, Champagne Jerry, Wau Wau Sisters, The Georges, Pam Ann: Cockpit, Missi Pyle, John Kelly, Tori Scott, Murray Hill and Vagabond Opera. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer, Eden Espinosa, Betty Buckley and More Set for The Cabaret at the Columbia Club's 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

The Cabaret at The Columbia Club announces its 2013 Summer/Fall lineup, featuring Ana Gasteyer, Eden Espinosa (more...)

Erika Banks and More Join OMNI Ensemble's 30th Anniversary Concerts, 4/18 & 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

The OMNI Ensemble will conclude its 30th season of concerts in the recital hall at the Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard on Thursday afternoon, today, April 18th at 3:00 pm and at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on Saturday evening, April 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Music Director/Flutist David Wechsler will be joined by guest artists Erika Banks, vocal, Jim Ponzi, guitar, Art Bailey, keyboards, Jennifer Vincent, bass, and Dave Forman, drums. (more...)

Megan Hilty and More Set for Cabaret, Broadway and Comedy Lineup at Joe's Pub, 4/21-7/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its cabaret, Broadway and comedy acts April 21-July 28, 2013, including: Lindsay Mendez and Michael Holland, Leslie Kritzer, Megan Hilty, Bridget Everett, Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand, Paul Oakley Stovall and Brad Simmons, NYU Tisch Presents, Blake Pfeil, Storm Large, Nicole Henry, Erin Markey, Joey Arias, Taylor Mac, William Blake, Moments with Ravi, Natalie Joy Johnson, Champagne Jerry, Wau Wau Sisters, The Georges, Pam Ann: Cockpit, Missi Pyle, John Kelly, Tori Scott, Murray Hill and Vagabond Opera. (more...)

Photo Flash: DRAG DIVAS Begins at Green Carnation Cabaret Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

This Spring sees the return of the West End musical hit Drag Divas, direct from its previous run in 2012 at The Arts Theatre. This camp, colourful show heads its way back into the West End for a limited season. Drag Divas is a live celebration to the world's greatest divas performed by some of the county's finest talent hosted by the hilarious Mrs Moore. Scroll below for photos from the show! (more...)

Anna-Jane Casey And Howard Crossley Join New Cast Of BILLY ELLIOT, From May 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

From 13 May 2013 Anna-Jane Casey will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Also joining the cast are Kevin Wathen as Billy's brother, Tony, Howard Crossley as George and Alexander Loxton as Older Billy. (more...)

Anna-Jane Casey, Kevin Wathen and More Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

From 13 May 2013 Anna-Jane Casey will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Also joining the cast are Kevin Wathen as Billy's brother, Tony, Howard Crossley as George and Alexander Loxton as Older Billy. They join current cast members Deka Walmsley who plays Billy's Dad, Kay Milbourne as Dead Mum. Simon Ray Harvey as Mr. Braithwaite and Ann Emery who created the role of Grandma on stage when the show premiered in 2005. Now in its eighth year the internationally award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical is currently booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 21 December 2013 and last night welcomed its 4 millionth patron at the Victoria Palace Theatre. (more...)

Susan Lynskey to Lead MetroStage's GHOST-WRITER; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Ghost-Writer by Michael Hollinger will be in performance at MetroStage April 25-June 2. (more...)

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