BWW Reviews: BWW Revisits ROCK OF AGESBWW Reviews: BWW Revisits ROCK OF AGES
by Ellen Sterling - May 26, 2015

Rock of Ages opened on Broadway in 2008 and closed last January after 2,328 regular performances and 22 previews. It is still running strong at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The music in the show is drawn from the glam metal and hair bands popular in the 1980s and it tends to be familiar to the audience who often sings along. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Extends Jonatha Brooke's MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSESPeople's Light & Theatre Extends Jonatha Brooke's MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

As an addition to its 40th anniversary season lineup, People's Light presents acclaimed singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke in her one-woman show My Mother Has 4 Noses. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.  For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit Peopleslight.org. Made possible in part by a grant from the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown's Ghostly THE OTHER THING Opens TonightSecond Stage Uptown's Ghostly THE OTHER THING Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

THE OTHER THING, written by Emily Schwend and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, makes its world premiere at Second Stage tonight, May 21, following previews from May 12. The production runs through June 7, 2015. (more...)

PHOTO: Tough Guy Bruce Willis Brought to Tears Watching Daughter Rumer on DWTS
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

It was an emotional night on last night's Season Finale Part 1 of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS. (more...)

BWW Recap: Tonight's OUTLANDER Takes Us Inside 'Wentworth Prison'BWW Recap: Tonight's OUTLANDER Takes Us Inside 'Wentworth Prison'
by Kara McCoy - May 16, 2015

Is it possible that only last week we watched Claire deliver a Scotch-ified 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' while dressed in drag? Do I have that right? I find that so hard to believe after sitting through 'Wentworth Prison,' the season's penultimate episode, and a different beast altogether. For fans of the book who already knew exactly what would go down at Wentworth, I'm sure this was something of a highly-anticipated episode. It was for me, anyway, and even though I knew what to expect, it's one thing to read it on a page and another to see it played out on screen. Tonight's episode was, in a word, heavy. Ha, and only one week ago I called 'The Search' 'kooky.' Take me back to simpler times. Alright, I'm being dramatic. In all seriousness though, 'Wentworth Prison', if you look past the obvious--which I will certainly be getting to--was a very good episode. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S Season Finale May Act as Series ResurrectionBWW Recap: GREY'S Season Finale May Act as Series Resurrection
by Desiree Fantal - May 14, 2015

We survived the eleventh season of GREY'S ANATOMY, and most of us remained relatively unscathed. This, of course, does not include the thousands of supporters of the insane “raise McDreamy from the dead” campaign. If it helps at all, I heard on the radio* this morning that Patrick Dempsey was fired for having an extramarital affair with a cast mate. He must've taken his character a little too seriously; much like many of the fans. Let him go. Full disclosure: I'm still not over T.R. Knight's departure. #Hypocrite. (more...)

BOMBSHELL Concert Roundup - Press Weighs In!BOMBSHELL Concert Roundup - Press Weighs In!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at TheMinskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway).  Below, check out a roundup of recaps from the press! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis' ANYTHING GOES - It's 'De-Lovely'!BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis' ANYTHING GOES - It's 'De-Lovely'!
by Joseph Baker - Jun 6, 2015

It's early June in Memphis, but, with the recent success of Playhouse on the Square's KISS ME, KATE and, now, Theatre Memphis' sparkling production of ANYTHING GOES, we seem to be having, as my late grandmother might say, 'another 'cole' snap' - Cole Porter, that is. Who would not welcome the giddy book by the great P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, with a reworking by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse? And who has not delighted to such songs as 'You're the Top,' 'I Get a Kick Out of You,' 'Blow, Gabriel, Blow,' 'It's De-Lovely,' and, of course, the title tune? (more...)

The REP, Point Park University Announces 2015-2016 SeasonThe REP, Point Park University Announces 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The 2015-2016 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include critically acclaimed and recent popular comedies and dramas by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Abel Gashes Releases GPS FOR AMERICAAbel Gashes Releases GPS FOR AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

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Next Stop: Broadway! Top 5 Roles Josh Groban Should Portray in His DebutNext Stop: Broadway! Top 5 Roles Josh Groban Should Portray in His Debut
by Sally Henry - Jun 4, 2015

After the release of his album, 'Stages,' which might as well have been renamed, 'Josh Groban's Hour-Long Audition for [Name-That-Broadway-Show],' I think it's safe to say that he wants to be on Broadway. REALLY badly. (more...)

Mariah Carey & New Beau James Packer Take Romantic Trip to IsraelMariah Carey & New Beau James Packer Take Romantic Trip to Israel
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

E! News has learned exclusively that the billionaire businessman took his new leading lady to visit a country that's very near and dear to him: Israel! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Puccini's LA RONDINE is a Winner at Opera Theatre of St. LouisBWW Reviews: Puccini's LA RONDINE is a Winner at Opera Theatre of St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - Jun 3, 2015

A rare Puccini receives a lovely production: 'La rondine' at Opera Theatre of St. Louis (more...)

Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Two performances of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education have been rescheduled: The Tuesday, July 21, 8pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 26 at 7pm. The Wednesday, July 22, 7pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 2, 7pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Displaying Vintage Performing Savoir Faire, DANNY BACHER Swings The Louis'--Armstrong, Prima, Jordan--at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Reviews: Displaying Vintage Performing Savoir Faire, DANNY BACHER Swings The Louis'--Armstrong, Prima, Jordan--at the Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Jun 28, 2015

Danny Bacher has the performance ease of an artist who's spent twice his years on the circuit. His preternatural feel for swing delivers scrupulous control, hip, unfussy phrasing, nuanced inflection, and the kind of fluent, savory scat “wordless vocables” I haven't heard from a man in some time, certainly not one so young. His soprano saxophone and singing are so like one another in attitude and energy, Bacher epitomizes the musician whose instrument acts as solid manifestation of voice. His new CD release celebration show at the Metropolitan Room, Swing That Music (last performance of a four-show run today at 4 pm) is a jazz tribute to the three Louis: Louis Armstrong--Satchmo (1901-1971), Louis Prima--The King of Swing before Benny Goodman came along (1910-1978), and Louis Jordan--King of the Jukebox (1908-1975.) Musical numbers get along like the old friends they are, brushing shoulders, poking one another in the ribs, slapping backs. The show is well paced with next to no patter. Danny Bacher is the real deal; a musician to watch. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Catch PIPPIN Flying At The HippodromeBWW Reviews: Catch PIPPIN Flying At The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jun 26, 2015

PIPPIN does what musical theatre ought to do: hooks you with a great opening number, gives you characters to love and hate, treats your senses with song, dance, costuming, sets and lights and offers fresh perspective on a timeless theme. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 24th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 24th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 24, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'On Your Feet!' and 'City Of Angels' rake in the reviews, while Bette plays the UC. Kristin and Idina plan concerts here, outdoor movies light up the summer, and the 'Beautiful' tour and 'Charlie Brown' are slated for Christmas. By summer's end: 'The Boy From Oz,' 'Glory Days' and 'Triassic Parq!' (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Close 86th Mainstage Season Closes with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARLong Beach Playhouse to Close 86th Mainstage Season Closes with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Following a five year tradition of closing the Mainstage season with a musical, Jesus Christ Superstar will open at the Playhouse on July 11.   (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse's GOSPEL AT COLONUS Finds Sophocles 'Holy Rollin'BWW Reviews: Playhouse's GOSPEL AT COLONUS Finds Sophocles 'Holy Rollin'
by Joseph Baker - Jun 21, 2015

While watching THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, the African-American version of Sophocles' OEDIPUS AT COLONUS as created by Lee Breuer (with music by Bob Telson), I was reminded of the reimagining of the Old Testament by Marc Connelly in the 1930 Pulitzer Prize-winning THE GREEN PASTURES. Like GOSPEL, THE GREEN PASTURES serves up time-honored material by transposing it to a religious setting;. PASTURES relates the Old Testament as envisioned by a young Afro-American boy; thus, Heaven is one big fish fry. When I first saw the 1936 film version (which Connelly, a white man, scripted for Warners' director William Keighley), I found it a special experience -- a wonderful all-black cast was an anomaly for a young viewer in the late 1950's and early i60's; now, with the passage of time (and legislation), I can understand why modern audiences would find it politically incorrect (though that cast is still peopled with some amazing talent). Interestingly, Mr. Breuer eschews following Connelly's suit, and though he utilizes a Black minister and church service to tell his tale, he focuses instead on an ancient Greek tragedy rather than the Old -- or New -- Testament. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SAN ANDREAS Shakes, Rattles, SputtersBWW Reviews: SAN ANDREAS Shakes, Rattles, Sputters
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 2, 2015

If you're the kind of person who never tires of watching the Hollywood sign crumble and major American cities flood, go see SAN ANDREAS. For all of it's flaws, it's a solid disaster movie, and the special effects deserve to be seen on the big screen. But it's not one you'll find yourself re-watching on a lazy Sunday. (more...)

Nat Geo Channel Takes Look Back on THE 2000'S: A NEW REALITY, 7/12Nat Geo Channel Takes Look Back on THE 2000'S: A NEW REALITY, 7/12
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The 2000s introduced an abundance of new terms to the global lexicon: hanging chads, bailouts, marriage equality, al Qaeda, mobile applications and wardrobe malfunction. It was 10 years of highs and lows that would make even Howard Dean yell (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Gets Big Welcome to the 60s with TUTS' HAIRSPRAY!BWW Reviews: Houston Gets Big Welcome to the 60s with TUTS' HAIRSPRAY!
by Dylan Siegman - Jun 16, 2015

The audiences at Miller Outdoor Theatre got a big, fat welcome back to the early 1960s, where tall hair and bright, jarring outfits were all the rage, thanks to TUTS' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre's fun and boisterous production of HAIRSPRAY. With a pastiche score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman and witty book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan HAIRSPRAY is a faithful musical version of John Waters' 1988 film of the same name. The story follows larger-than-life Tracy Turnblad as she tries to secure a coveted spot on the famous Corny Collins Show -- no easy task thanks to the show's producer, Velma Von Tussle and her daughter, Amber. Backed by her doting father Wilbur, plus-sized and hesitant mother Edna, and sheltered best friend Penny, Tracy won't let anything stop her as she sets out to change Baltimore, and the world, for good. The stage was full of wonderful performers, so much so that it was difficult to choose whom to watch.  (more...)

Sabra Expands Tastemaker Panel: Continuing to Spread the World with Online Influencers and their FansSabra Expands Tastemaker Panel: Continuing to Spread the World with Online Influencers and their Fans
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

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BWW Reviews: Stay in School for LATE NITE CATECHISM!BWW Reviews: Stay in School for LATE NITE CATECHISM!
by Christine Swerczek - Jun 14, 2015

I'll admit I had my reservations walking into the latest Omaha Community Playhouse production. How could a two hour, one woman show possible be interesting enough to hold the audience's attention? Not only that...the subject was Catholic schools. I am not even Catholic and I was afraid that I was going to be offput by a script filled with religious (and not so religious) jokes. I was pleasantly surprised! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Gabe Bowling and Bryan Langlitz Talk MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETBWW Interviews: Gabe Bowling and Bryan Langlitz Talk MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by David Clarke - Jun 14, 2015

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is a crowd-pleasing favorite of both theater and music fans alike. The vibrant jukebox musical tells the story of the world's most infamous impromptu jam sessions. Filled with toe-tapping hits and tons of heart, I chatted with Gabe Bowling (Carl Perkins) and Bryan Langlitz (Sam Phillips) about the spirited musical. (more...)

Natalie Imbruglia, The Platinum-Selling Artist Returns with New Album Inspired by Her Favorite Male SongwritersNatalie Imbruglia, The Platinum-Selling Artist Returns with New Album Inspired by Her Favorite Male Songwriters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

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Tony Nominee Bryce Pinkham Returning to A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER This MonthTony Nominee Bryce Pinkham Returning to A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER This Month
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 9, 2015

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER will welcome back an original Broadway cast member to its murderous fold. (more...)

Rayme Michaels Promotes SCREW THE DEVIL'S DAIQUIRIRayme Michaels Promotes SCREW THE DEVIL'S DAIQUIRI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Author Rayme Michaels is pleased to announce the promotion of his urban comedy drama, 'Screw the Devil's Daiquiri.' When womanizer, and possible schizophrenic, John Hazel, is suddenly offered a serious job promotion by the CEO of his company, David Wall, under the condition that John help him kill his wife, John finds himself between a rock and a hard place when Mr. Wall's wife, Victoria Wall, asks John to do the same for her. John, an office temp, photographer and university teaching assistant of philosophy, has more than enough on his post-traumatic, hyperactive mind, without something as absurd as this weighing down on him, not to mention that he is haunted-well, annoyed more than anything-by either the spirits or imaginary spirits of Giovanni Boccaccio, Francois Rabelais and a she-devil named Sabrina. Influences such as these do not help with John's very prurient but fascinating mind, which his psychologist tries as best as she knows how to get to the bottom of. His life-long existential crisis, having two hit men on his back, a bad-to-the-bone best friend named Alex, and a manic, sex-crazed, power-hungry, confrontational co-worker named Jackie, who happens to be Mr. Wall's mistress, certainly do not help matters either. Life does not seem to want to let up on John. Will he make it through this very bizarre time of tribulation, or will he end up behind bars, stone-cold dead, or simply cracking under the weight of it all? 'Screw the Devil's Daiquiri' is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: 'Screw the Devil's Daiquiri' By Rayme Michaels Publisher: Melange Books Published: November 2014 ISBN: 978-1612359311 ASIN: B00LBBLZCE Pages: 224 Genre: Urban Comedy, Drama About The Author: After high school, Rayme Michaels studied Theater Arts Performance and Radio Broadcasting in college, and then, in his undergrad, majored in Philosophy with a minor in Psychology. He then went on to get a Master's Degree in Comparative Philosophy while working as a teaching assistant. Screw the Devil's Daiquiri is his first full-length novel, but it is his third book, his other two being novellas released in 2012. His first book was a quirky relationship/sex comedy entitled Incorrigibility. His second one is a dark, gory, romantic vampire thriller called Red Love, which won Honorable Mention right at the top of the list for General Fiction in the 2014 London Book Festival. He became a bookworm at the age of eight and has been influenced by, and continues to enjoy, a wide variety of writers that range from the solemn to the satirical, the serious to the jovial, both in fiction and non-fiction, contemporary and old. This invariably comes out in his writing, since his literary interests are very broad. As an existential thinker, he is fascinated by the human mind and the human predicament, yet, as a Rabelaisian human being, laughter and joy are the reasons he gets up in the morning. Well...that and sex, of course. Oh, and his first name is pronounced with two syllables, By the Way. The 'e' is not silent. For review copies, author interviews, or more information, please contact: Rayme Michaels Email: theray_81 (at) hotmail.com Website: http://melange-books.com/authors/raymemichaels/screwthedevil.html Blog: http://www.rayme-michaels.blogspot.com Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Rayme Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rayme_Michaels Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rayme-Michaels/1654482248109702 PR by BookBuzz.net (more...)

Jeremy Gerard and Jordan Roth Discuss Ticket Prices and the State of BroadwayJeremy Gerard and Jordan Roth Discuss Ticket Prices and the State of Broadway
by Nora Dominick - Jul 8, 2015

Recently Deadline sat down with Jeremy Gerard and Jordan Roth to discuss the state of the Broadway industry. Gerard has been covering the shifting fortunes of the Jujamcyn Theatres since it became one of the biggest competitors for the Shubert and Nederlander organizations in the late 1980s. Roth is the current majority owner of Jujamcyn and is the youngest power broker. (more...)

FAST COMPANY Completes Lyric Stage's 2015-16 Season; Full Lineup Announced!FAST COMPANY Completes Lyric Stage's 2015-16 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Carla Ching's family caper comedy FAST COMPANY completes the 2015-16 Lyric Stage season! (more...)

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN Extends Into 2016 at King's Cross TheatreTHE RAILWAY CHILDREN Extends Into 2016 at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children - Live on Stage will be extending its run at King's Cross Theatre until Sunday 3 January 2016.  Originally planned to close on 6 September, the production will run for an extra four months due to popular demand.  Tickets for the new period will go on sale at 10.00am on Friday 10 July. (more...)

Hot Story: Marc Shaiman on Equality, Facebook, Daily News HAIRSPRAY Story & More!Hot Story: Marc Shaiman on Equality, Facebook, Daily News HAIRSPRAY Story & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Today, The New York Daily News featured an article on Shaiman's remarks and shared Fortier's response to Shaiman from an email she had written to him. Following the article, Marc Shaiman posted the following comments on his official Facebook page (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Quickie Trip to the Mothership for a Dose of Amazing!BWW Reviews: A Quickie Trip to the Mothership for a Dose of Amazing!
by Jay Irwin - Jul 5, 2015

Dear readers, it had been about a year since my previous trip back to the Mothership (a.k.a. New York) and I felt it was time for a recharge of my Broadway batteries, even if it could only be a quickie. Well let me tell you there is plenty of awesome happening out there to catch. Now I only caught five of them but they were all amazing. Granted, I did pick from the cream of the crop of recent award winners and high profile shows but that only means that I can give a collective WOW to them all with my three letter rating system. Let's take a look at my whirlwind journey. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE FABULOUS LIPITONES Bring Back Barbershop at the ColonyBWW Reviews: THE FABULOUS LIPITONES Bring Back Barbershop at the Colony
by Don Grigware - Jul 28, 2015

In its California premiere The Fabulous Lipitones by John Markus and Mark St. Germain sounds like a silly promo for an overrated sexual enhancement product and with its initially corny lines could easily fall into the category of 'sitcom onstage' comedy, but thank heavens it rises far above and beyond. Lipitones is a deliciously funny and substantially reflective take on what might happen if a traditional barbershop quartet inducted a culturally un...suitable replacement. Now onstage at the Colony Theatre, Burbank, Lipitones will make you laugh your pants off! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Bent's MARTIN SHERMAN Talks About The Play and the Taper's ProductionBWW Interviews: Bent's MARTIN SHERMAN Talks About The Play and the Taper's Production
by Don Grigware - Jul 28, 2015

Playwright Martin Sherman, most famous for his Pulitzer and Tony-nominated play Bent is in town for the Mark Taper Forum's revival of  the classic directed by Moises Kaufman. We sat down at Vespaio at the after party Sunday July 26 and chatted briefly about the play and this production. What research you did originally on the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany? (more...)

Bryce Pinkham Returns to A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER TonightBryce Pinkham Returns to A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER welcomes back original Broadway cast member, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham, to the 2014 Best Musical tonight, July 28, as 'Monty Navarro'. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2015-2016 Revelations Season kicks off with the regional premiere of Lynn Nottage's biting satire about racial stereotyping in Hollywood: By the Way, MEET VERA STARK.  By the Way, Meet Vera Stark will have 15 performances, including one preview, August 27 through September 20, 2015, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA. (more...)

West Coast Premiere, CONSCIOUS GETTING UNSTUCK HOMELESS TO HOLLYWOOD Opens at The Hudson GuildWest Coast Premiere, CONSCIOUS GETTING UNSTUCK HOMELESS TO HOLLYWOOD Opens at The Hudson Guild
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

Closed Eye Film Productions present the West Coast Premiere of "CONSCIOUS GETTING UNSTUCK HOMELESS TO HOLLYWOOD, a candid, powerful, emotional comedy, and unbelievable true story, based on the life of one child from an American Gangster. Opening on August 14, 2015, at The Hudson Guild Theatre. (more...)

Comedian Jeff Ross Faces Cell Phone Abusing Audience Members During Trevor Noah Gala at Just for LaughsComedian Jeff Ross Faces Cell Phone Abusing Audience Members During Trevor Noah Gala at Just for Laughs
by Racheal McCaig - Jul 24, 2015

Trevor Noah, the new host of The Daily Show, blew the roof off the Place Des Arts in Montreal at the Just For Laughs Gala last night. He was eloquent, cheeky, clever, slick, smooth in delivery and downright funny. But as the audience left the theatre, that's not what they were talking about. As they left the theatre, all anyone could talk about was Jeff Ross. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Proves There's Life After BroadwaySATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Proves There's Life After Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (SNF), the smash musical that drew inspiration from the '70s film of the same name, has been taking on a life of its own since bowing out from Broadway 15 years ago: spawning at least four UK Tour productions, seven International Tour productions, a cruise production, and a West End Revival production-proving the adage that 'indeed, there's life beyond the shadows of the Great White Way.' (more...)

Three Cyber Security Lessons to Learn from 'Inside Out'Three Cyber Security Lessons to Learn from 'Inside Out'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

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Review Roundup: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSReview Roundup: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Review Roundups - Jul 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The PublicBrandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops. (more...)

Thomas Neal Antwon Ghant to Lead Alliance Theatre's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST; Cast Set!Thomas Neal Antwon Ghant to Lead Alliance Theatre's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team behind its upcoming production of the classic 1960s drama, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Dale Wasserman and based on the novel by Ken Kesey. The Alliance's production, directed by Susan V. Booth (Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Geller Girls, August: Osage County), will feature some of Atlanta's most talented and well-respected actors in one of the largest ensembles of the 2015/16 season. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARKDouglas Morrisson Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2015-2016 Revelations Season kicks off with the regional premiere of Lynn Nottage's biting satire about racial stereotyping in Hollywood: By the Way, MEET VERA STARK.  By the Way, Meet Vera Stark will have 15 performances, including one preview, August 27 through September 20, 2015, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA.  Tickets are $10-$29, and are available through the Box Office at (510) 881-6777 or online at www.dmtonline.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IDINA MENZEL: WORLD TOUR 2015 at PNC Bank Arts CenterBWW Reviews: IDINA MENZEL: WORLD TOUR 2015 at PNC Bank Arts Center
by Leigh Scheps - Jul 14, 2015

No one tried to plug their cell phones into an outlet on the stage last night at Idina Menzel's World Tour concert. Maybe that's because it wasn't a Broadway house, but a concert venue in New Jersey's suburbs. But, some might think it was Broadway based on the set list for her solo show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel Sunday night.   (more...)

Media Theatre's 2015 'Vocalist' Contest Kicks OffMedia Theatre's 2015 'Vocalist' Contest Kicks Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Fox-TV Channel 29's super weather anchor, Sue Serio, has a knack for calling it like she sees it when it comes to The Media Theatre's 'Vocalist' contest. Having emceed the popular summer singing competition for several years, Serio opened the year's event once again. With her warm, welcoming spirit and terrific connection to the enthusiastic audience, Serio said the night's show was 'Astonishing'.  (more...)

Review Roundup: New Asian Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERReview Roundup: New Asian Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Touted as 'the first Filipino-produced musical for the world,' SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER kicks off its new Asian tour in a strictly limited one-month run in Manila playing all weekends at The Theatre in Solaire Resort and Casino from July 3 to 26. Performances are also set at Istana Budaya (Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) from September 4 to 13 and at MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands (10 Bayfront Ave., Singapore) from September 25 to October 4. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 1st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 1st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 1, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2015! (more...)

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