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Tim Rice & Elaine Page on the Origin of EVITA; From Inception, to the Stage, to Madonna
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

EVITA, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1978 Master Class musical, has enjoyed runs internationally, two on Broadway and two in London, with a third on the way at the Dominion Theatre. But the process of bringing it to the stage, which Rice and original West End star Elaine Page detail in a new series of essays with The Guardian, was challenging, invigorating, and began on a 'late night in 1973.' (more...)

MTC's THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, begins previews tonight, September 9, and opens Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The Country House is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Danielle Wade to Perform the Songs of Carner & Gregor at Metropolitan Room, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Actress/Singer Danielle Wade, who burst on the Canadian scene in 2012 with her weekly television appearances-and win-of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Over the Rainbow: Search for the Next Dorothy," going on to play Dorothy for the Toronto run and North American tour of The Wizard Of Oz, is teaming up with New York songwriters Sam Carner and Derek Gregor to make her solo concert debut on Monday, October 13 at 9:30pm at New York's Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. (more...)

Sierra Boggess Coming to Venetian Room in December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret presents Broadway star and Olivier Award nominee Sierra Boggess in a brand new solo concert "Finding the Balance' on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 5pm at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco. (more...)

Tonight's Master Class at WPPAC with ANNIE Creator Martin Charnin Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Tonight's scheduled Master Class with Martin Charnin, creator of ANNIE at the White Plains Performing Arts Center has been postponed, it was announced today. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents 2014 New York Film Festival Talks, Featuring Paul Thomas Anderson, 9/07
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the 2014 NYFF Talks will feature Paul Thomas Anderson in conversation for On Cinema, and the HBO Directors Dialogues participants will be Mathieu Amalric, Pedro Costa, Mike Leigh, and Bennett Miller. All five events are sponsored by HBO. (more...)

Photo Flash: Noel Coward's PEACE IN OUR TIME 9/13-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Main Street Theater begins its 2014-2015 Season with Noel Coward's rarely produced drama, Peace in Our Time. MST's production is in collaboration with the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance and features a company of 24 actors.With previews September 13, 14, and 17, Peace in Our Time opens September 18 and runs through October 19 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. Performances are on Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm plus one Monday evening performance on September 22. Check out production photos below! (more...)

'Best of BE', THE EVENTS, INSOMNIA Set for HOME's Autumn 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

HOME, the organisation formed by the merger of Manchester's Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse, continues its programme of productions with three visiting shows for autumn 2014. Having presented Angel Meadow in a disused pub, and Romeo & Juliet at Victoria Baths, HOME presents three productions at Number One First Street, a vast contemporary office space overlooking the site of the company's new £25m city centre home, which is scheduled to open in spring 2015. (more...)

New Season of RESTAURANT REDEMPTION Among Cooking Channel's October Highlights
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Ching-He Huang returns to the primetime lineup to whip restaurants into shape, giving much-needed makeovers to struggling businesses in a new season of Restaurant Redemption Tuesday, October 14th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmET. (more...)

Central Works to Close Season with RECIPE, Opening 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Central Works concludes the 2014 season with 'Recipe,' a profoundly funny new work by Michael Gene Sullivan, opening with a press Night on Saturday October 18 at 8 pm and running through November 23 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Sullivan serves up the laughs in this delicious take on a circle of sweet old grandmotherly bakers, who just happen to be dedicated to the armed overthrow of the United States government. But baking pies and cakes isn't enough to satisfy these four intrepid refugees from the sixties, and their burning desire to 'Up the Revolution!' Directed by Gary Graves, 'Recipe'is Central Works 45th world premiere and features Velina Brown* (Diane), Tamar Cohn (Ruth), Phoebe Moyer* (Lillian), Lynne Soffer* (Helen) and Jan Zvaifler (Janice), (*member AEA). It's one thing to say 'The government is probably listening to my calls,' but what do you do when you find out it's true? If it seems that the government that you call 'a fascist, surveillance state' has specifically targeted you, is specifically watching YOU (it's not paranoia if they really are after you!), then what? How do you live your life knowing that all your fears may, actually, be true? (more...)

Tony, Emmy Winner Leslie Uggams Brings 'Classic Uggams' to San Francisco 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting world-renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, continues its 11th season, with pioneering Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer Leslie Uggams in her first Bay Area appearance in more than two decades. Celebrating over 60 years in show business, Ms. Uggams has starred on television, films, and Broadway, and has recorded more than fifteen albums. Leslie Uggams will perform an evening of "Classic Uggams," a collection of songs ranging from Lena Horne to musical theatre, from Broadway classics to jazz and blues,5pm, Sunday, November 2 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. Tickets ($50 general/$45 subscribers) can be purchased by calling (415) 392-4400 or online at www.bayareacabaret.org. (more...)

NAMIC Previews Speaker Line-Up For 28th Annual Conference Held As Part Of The Cable Industry's Diversity Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The National Association for Multi-ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC) today announced a preview of the speakers confirmed to date for the 28th Annual NAMIC Conference. Scheduled forSeptember 16-17, 2014, the Annual NAMIC Conference will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis as part of the cable industry's Diversity Week. (more...)

Alexa Green to Play 54 Below, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

A SHINING HOUR is the solo performance debut of one of the most exciting new voices to come to NYC in some time, Alexa Green; who will soar through a catalog of songs ranging from Harold Arlen to Mariah Carey. (more...)

The Recording Academy Launches New Member Website GRAMMYPro.com
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Recording Academy has launched GRAMMYPro.com, the official website for members of The Recording Academy. (more...)

Aurora Produtions Founder Gene O'Donovan Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Gene O'Donovan, founder of Aurora Productions, one of Broadway's major companies for theatrical production management and technical supervision, has announced his retirement from his position as President of the company. O'Donovan founded Aurora Productions in 1994 and he remains with the company both as a consultant and to foster additional business development. Ben Heller, currently Vice President of Aurora, succeeds O'Donovan as President of the company. (more...)

Terrence McNally's CORPUS CHRISTI Featured in New Documentary Coming to DVD
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures will release the documentary on DVD and VOD (iTunes, Comcast, Vubiquity) on October 14, 2014. (more...)

Stage 773 Sets Fall Education Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Fall Registration is now open for Stage 773's Fall Education and Programming Series, offering specialized classes, workshops and programming taught by some of the biggest names in Chicago's theater community, offered at a lower cost than comparable training centers in the area. Stage 773 offers a la carte options for both emerging and experienced artists. The multi-disciplinary classes offered broaden any actor's training and can fill any gaps in their repertoire. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Coming to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 10/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Star of Broadway, film, and television, Jeremy Jordan will play The Cabaret at the Columbia Club on October 10 at 8PM and October 11 at 7PM & 9:30PM. The performances will include music from Broadway's Newsies, SMASH, and his upcoming film,The Last 5 Years, along with his own personal favorites. Jeremy will also be conducting a Master Class at 1:00pm on October 11. For tickets call 317.275.1169, or order online at www.TheCabaret.org. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing Opens this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

After four years of construction, Carnegie Hall's Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing opens to the public this weekend, providing a new home within the Hall's landmark building for a wide range of music education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) and Ensemble ACJW. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Star in Film Version of Sexual Tryst-Themed Musical HELLO AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The uber-talented star is set to appear in a film version of a musical titled HELLO AGAIN, which Friedman describes as a look into 'sexual trysts set over several generations.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Terrence McNally on CORPUS CHRISTI: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION
by Larry Murray - Sep 17, 2014

Terrence McNally has both a hit play on Broadway and a new film documentary about a traveling group of actors performing CORPUS CHRISTIE: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION soon to be released on DVD and via streaming. We ask the playwright some questions about what prompted him to write a play about religion with an LGBT subtext.. (more...)

Neil Stuke Joins Dervla Kirwan in FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, Running Nov 6-Dec 6 at Chichester
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Neil Stuke joins the previously announced Dervla Kirwan at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester where they will play two cautious lovers whose tender and funny fledging romance unfolds over one memorable night in a New York apartment. FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE by Terrence McNally will be directed by Paulette Randall and runs 6 November - 6 December 2014. (more...)

SHALL WE TANGO? Festival to Kick Off Around New York City, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Let Tango embrace you when PAMAR presents 'Shall We Tango, NYC,' a festival of tango dance, music, Master Classes, film and theater, held in various NYC venues October 7-15. (more...)

Yale in New York to Open 2014-15 Season at Avery Fisher Hall, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Yale in New York opens its 2014-15 season with John Adams conducting the Yale Philharmonia and the Brentano Quartet in concert at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Sunday October 19, 2014 at 5 p.m. (more...)

Yale in New York Opens the 2014-2015 Season with JOHN ADAMS YALE PHILHARMONIA BRENTANO QUARTET, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Sunday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall, the Yale School of Music's eighth season of the Yale in New York series opens with John Adams conducting theYale Philharmonia. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Chita Rivera and Jerry Mitchell Set for GMHC's A PART OF OUR WORLD Cabaret Honoring Terrence McNally, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) will honor Tony and Emmy Award-winning playwright and librettist Terrence McNally, whose art and activism have profoundly affected the visibility and understanding of HIV/AIDS. McNally will receive the 2014 Howard Ashman Award, named for the Grammy and Academy Award-winning lyricist, who passed away in 1991 due to complications from AIDS. The Howard Ashman award is given annually to honor theater professionals who have made a difference in the fight to end the epidemic. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bobby Cannavale, Richard Kind and More Visit Knife's Edge Productions' FAULT LINES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Knife Edge Productions presents Stephen Belber's FAULT LINES, directed by Shira-Lee Shalit. The show opened at TBG Theater on September 8. Scroll down for photos of celebrities at the show, including Bobby Cannavale, Richard Kind, John Patrick Shanley and more! (more...)

Patti LuPone to Premiere FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in 'Far Away Places - Part Two' November 3 -15. In an evening conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone returns with Part Two of the show which she premiered to critical acclaim when 54 Below opened in June 2012. In this continuation of the show (which will include a few encores from the landmark Part One) she further explores her wanderlust, performing songs by an eclectic group of songwriters including Irving Caesar, Billy Joel, David Yazbek, Johnny Mercer and Kris Kristofferson. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Evan Harrington of ONCE: THE MUSICAL
by Cara Richardson - Sep 15, 2014

A taste of Ireland comes to Nashville with the tour of the eight time Tony Award Winning musical Once. The story of a romance between a couple, surrounded by the music they both love, Once: The Musical is unique in many ways. Evan Harrington heads to Nashville with the touring cast this week. He's graciously agreed to answer a few questions for our Nashville BroadwayWorld.com readers. (more...)

BWW Previews: Globe on Screen's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens in Los Angeles Cinemas, 9/22
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 13, 2014

Lovers of Shakespeare are in for a real treat when Shakespeare's Globe Theatre brings its all-male Original Practices production of Twelfth Night to local cinemas beginning September 22. Starring award-winning actors Mark Rylance as Olivia and Stephen Fry as Malvolio, the film gives audiences an exclusive opportunity to see this unique performance from the Globe Theatre in London. It is also a chance to see the kind of production that would have been presented in Shakespeare's day, down to the style of the music, dance, costumes, and scenery. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Launch Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

This season, celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato curates a multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series that showcases her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents, ranging from programs that include familiar and forgotten repertoire from the Baroque and bel canto eras to works by Jake Heggie written expressly for her. Her series kicks off on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. as she sings the title role in a concert performance of Handel's Alcina alongside Harry Bicket and The English Concert. (more...)

Photo Flash: HEDWIG's Lena Hall Surprises Broadway Artists Alliance Summer Intensive Students
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Lena Hall, 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), recently surprised students of Broadway Artists Alliance'a Summer Intensive. Hall spoke of the start of her career, auditioning for her award winning role, and making time for her rock band, The Deafening. Hall also participated in a Q&A with students, answering questions and offering advice for young performers. Get a look at her appearance below! (more...)

Next Master Class in Human Capital Management to Examine Challenges and Opportunities in HCM Marketplace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

CHICAGO, IL -  A one-day executive event, 'The Master Class in HCM: Understanding the Marketplace, its Evolution, and its Future,' will take place at the Gleacher Center at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Following its launch in July, this second-ever Master Class in HCM is designed to provide company leaders, marketing executives and investors with an intense overview of the complex human capital management marketplace. (more...)

DataStax's Fifth Annual Cassandra Summit Announces Keynote Speakers and Leading-Edge Sponsors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

SANTA CLARA, CA - DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced featured keynote speakers Jeff Ludwig, VP Network Platform Data and Engineering from Sony Network Entertainment and Yi Li, CEO of image recognition software start-up Orbeus. These industry experts will share with more than 3,000 global attendees how Life on Cassandra has transformed their business. The event is set to take place September 10-11 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco and will also showcase keynotes from Apache Cassandra Project chair and DataStax Co-Founder Jonathan Ellis as well as DataStax's CEO Billy Bosworth. (more...)

A KURT WEILL CABARET Comes to No Exit Cafe, 9/19-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Theo Ubique artistic director Fred Anzevino and musical director Jeremy Ramey, who teamed up for the company's Jeff-award Best Musical winner The Light in the Piazza as well as Aspects of Love and Master Class, are collaborating on this collection of songs by the German born classical composer-turned-Broadway-songsmith Kurt Weill, running September 19 to October 19, 2014. (more...)

Sierra Boggess Will Return to 54 Below with FINDING THE BALANCE Solo Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Broadway knows her as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera and as aspiring opera star Sharon Graham in Master Class. London knows her for her Olivier Award-nominated performance in Love Never Dies and Fantine in Les Miserables. After the success of her solo show Awakening, which debuted at 54 Below last year, Sierra Boggess will return to 54 Below (October 15-18) with another selection of songs and stories that have inspired her along the way, titled FiNDING THE BALANCE (THE JOURNEY OF THE MIDDLE CHILD). (more...)

OPRAH'S THE LIFE YOU WANT Arena Tour Teams with Discovery Education And Step Up
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

'Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend,' an eight-city arena tour and transformational weekend featuring Oprah Winfrey and a team of special guests, announced today an initiative to reward and inspire outstanding educators and mentors throughout the country with complimentary tickets to attend the life-changing weekend event. In each of the eight U.S. cities the tour will visit this fall, pairs of tickets will be distributed via Discovery Education, leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, and Step Up, the nonprofit that inspires women to inspire teen girls to fulfill their potential. Discovery Education will distribute tickets to deserving educators in and around each city, while Step Up will target member mentors. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Promotes Christopher Moses to Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Moses to Associate Artistic Director. Moses joined the education staff of the Alliance Theatre in 2000 and has served as the Alliance's Director of Educational Programs since 2011. This transition reflects the Alliance's ongoing commitment to artistic integration in education. (more...)

LAST PLACES Casting for Actors Workshop with NANCY BISHOP, November 1-2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

Nancy Bishop Casting for Actors Workshop, November 1-2 has a few spots open. This will be a unique opportunity to develop skills in Casting and acting techniques with one of the best actresses in activity. Participants will have an educational experience of excellence in a small and intimate group of only 20 participants maximum, with no less than Emmy award nominated Casting Director Nancy Bishop (more...)

ANNIE Creator Martin Charnin Comes to WPPAC for 'CREATING BROADWAY', 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Martin Charnin, creator of ANNIE, comes to the White Plains Performing Arts Center for 'Creating Broadway: The Composers' on Monday, September 8 at 8 p.m. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is adding depth and diversity to what is already the Bay Area's most comprehensive concert season. In 2014-15, SFCM presents twelve orchestra concerts, three full operas, premieres by nationally-known and home-grown composers, and an expanded faculty artist series of chamber works, early music and solo recitals. (more...)

WICKED's Katie Rose Clarke to Lead Oxford Shakespeare Master Class Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Oxford Shakespeare Company will momentarily depart from Q&As with classical actors like Patrick Stewart, Fiona Shaw, Derek Jacobi and F Murray Abraham, to present acting students an opportunity to talk with Broadway musical star Katie Rose Clarke, who starred as Glinda in Wicked, Clara in Light in the Piazza, and Babe in The Pajama Game. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Adam Pascal Hosts Master Class on the Basics of Auditioning in Musical Theatre
by Jay Prock - Aug 22, 2014

Straight from New York is bringing Adam Pascal to a city near you for a Master's Class this fall. As of now, master's classes are booked in Charlotte, NC (Sept. 16 - 17), Oklahoma City, OK (Sept. 18-19) and Austin, TX (Sept. 20). Straight from New York provides educational opportunities for performing arts students to work with top Broadway artists in cities around the country. www.straightfromnewyork.com Adam Pascal is an actor, singer, and musician known for his portrayal of Roger Davis in the original cast of Jonathan Larson's musical RENT as well as the movie version. He is also known for originating the role of Radames in the Elton John/Tim Rice Aida. He was also in the revival of Cabaret as well as Huey Calhoun in the Broadway Company of Memphis. When you work with students, what is your approach to teaching? A: I approach students from an existential place. I don't have any formal training. My training is practical from all my experience. I listen to what students are doing and offer them practical instructions on how to make it better. Tyce Green, the artistic director of Straight from New York, brings the technical experience. Together it is a great combination. Where did you go to school? What did you study? Where I grew up, everyone went to college. In my family, you just did it. I attended the University of South Florida for my freshman year. I then transferred to the NY Institute of Technology and got a degree in communications. I didn't necessarily want to go into that field but I knew I needed a degree. What is your favorite role you've played? Emcee in Cabaret Have you ever done any classical Musical Theatre roles and are there any roles in classical Musical Theatre you'd like to tackle? I would love to play roles from classical musical theatre but have not had the opportunity. I find many of the roles to be outside the box what people are used to seeing me play. These roles are out of my comfort zone but I look forward to the challenge. I think I'd like to play the role of Curly in Oklahoma! How did you feel taking over the role in Memphis and how was it taking over from the man who originated the role (Chad Kimball) They always allowed me to play the character and develop him on my own. I was never asked to play it like anyone else. They wanted me to bring my own personality to the role. What is your favorite musical you've never done? Les Miserables, Hedwig and the Angry Itch, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeny Todd For the young performer who wants to pursue musical theatre as a career, what advice would you give them? 1. There is no other reason to do musical theatre other than the love of it. Don't do this to be a star! Pursue this because you love it. 2. Have something else in your life that brings you happiness. The majority of this business is not getting the job. If you are only happy getting the role, then you will live perpetually unhappy. As a teacher, it's frustrating to hear kids say, 'my life is RENT.' As well all know there could not be anything further from the truth. When you teach your seminars, how do you convey there is more to Musical Theatre than RENT and Les Miserables? I tell kids to have a career in theatre, you have to be as versatile as you can be. If you sell yourself as only one thing, you will be handicapped in this business. To have a long career you need to be able to sing and do anything. It goes for people who are classically trained as well. You must know all aspects of this business and learn to do as many as you can. What is the focus of your seminars? We focus on the audition process. We want our students to learn to be comfortable performing under pressure in any situation. There is no other situation with as much pressure as an audition. We focus on technique, relaxation methods, choices in an audition, what to wear, and what to expect in any audition situation. We are extremely honest with addressing the pros and cons of choices made by students who attend our seminar. We try to bring each student as much practical information as we can. Why should someone take your seminar? Only take this seminar if you interested in learning honest information on the world of performing. This seminar will be full of information and advice you can't get anywhere else. To sign up for Adam Pascal's Master Class in your city, visit: www.straightfromnewyork.com (more...)

Big Dance Theater to Return to BAM with U.S. Debut of ALAN SMITHEE DIRECTED THIS PLAY, 9/30-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Alan Smithee Directed This Play from Big Dance Theater comes to BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton Street), running September 30-October 4, 2014. (more...)

Photo and Video Flash: Behind the Scenes at a Master Class with Beth Leavel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Broadway legend and Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel prepared five talented performers -- Kristen DelBosque, Mark Jammal, Priscilla Milliner, Lauren Santana, and Laurel Smalley -- for careers in theatre in a special Straight From New York documentary. Watch the video below, plus scroll down for photos from the workshop! (more...)

ANNIE Creator Martin Charnin Comes to WPPAC for 'CREATING BROADWAY', 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Martin Charnin, creator of ANNIE, comes to the White Plains Performing Arts Center for 'Creating Broadway: The Composers' on Monday, September 8 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Proof Fitness Hosts Rally for the Cure Event, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Proof Fitness is hosting a Rally for the Cure Zumba Master Class on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Rally for the Cure is a grass roots program that works to educate women about breast cancer and remind them to get their annual screening through volunteer organized golf, tennis and social events. More than 2 million people have participated in Rally events across the nation since its inception in 1996. This year marks the first year Proof Fitness has rallied against breast cancer, as they just opened their doors 9 months ago. Proof Fitness invites the public to take part in this Rally event. Membership is not necessary. The day's activities will include a 90 minute Zumba Master Class from 1:00-2:30pm and informational vendor booths with raffle items. Advance registration is recommended and can be done at the front desk at Proof Fitness. Prizes will be awarded to the raffle winners at the event and each participant will receive a goody bag with important breast health information and other Rally items plus a subscription to a select Condé Nast magazine such as SELF, Golf Digest and Bon Appétit. 'We are proud to open our facility and host a Rally for the Cure event. The event is a fun way for us to bring together our members and the community to support an important cause while being physically active with a Zumba event that people are passionate about,' states Melissa Skaggs, Marketing/Group Fitness Manager at Proof Fitness. Since its start in 1996, the Rally program has touched over 2 million people with the important message that early detection and effective treatment saves lives. In addition to mobilizing people behind breast cancer awareness, Rally events have generated over $75 million for Susan G. KomenTM. 'The success of Rally is attributed to volunteer ambassadors like the ownership and management at Proof Fitness, who have said 'Yes, we can have a Rally at our club'. It is their enthusiasm, energy and support we value in our commitment to support Susan G. Komen,' says Diane Perillo, Program Manager, Rally for the Cure. Since 1996 Komen has received over $75 million from fundraising activities at Rally events to help fund life-saving breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. Rally for the Cure is run by Condé Nast and is based in Wilton, Connecticut. For further information about Proof Fitness' Rally event, contact Melissa Skaggs at (859)559-0222. (more...)

A KURT WEILL CABARET Begins 9/19 at No Exit Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Theo Ubique artistic director Fred Anzevino and musical director Jeremy Ramey, who teamed up for the company's Jeff-award Best Musical winner The Light in the Piazza as well as Aspects of Love and Master Class, are collaborating on this collection of songs by the German born classical composer-turned-Broadway-songsmith Kurt Weill. Ramey is providing exciting new arrangements as well as musical direction. Christie Kerr is also on the team as choreographer for the cabaret to be performed at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, from September 19 to October 19, 2014. (more...)

50 Cent Kicks Off Debut Season of Episodic Series CHRONICLES
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Beginning August 26th, Music Choice-the multi-platform video and music network-will debut Chronicles, its first artist-focused episodic series on its linear TV channel Music Choice Play (more...)

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