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SOC Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/21-7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Garden Grove's leading source for Shakespeare is back this summer, starting off its 2014 season with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, June 21-July 19 in The Festival Amphitheater. Directed by Susan Angelo, A Midsummer Night's Dream follows fools and faeries through a romantic romp in which a magical potion forces lovers to fall in love with the wrong person. Set in beautiful Polynesia during the 1700s, SOC's rendition of the popular Shakespearian comedy includes the appearance of Garden Grove's Award-Winning Polynesian Dance Group, Hitia O Te Ra. (more...)

Garden Grove to Start 2014 Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/21 - 7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Garden Grove's leading source for Shakespeare is back this summer, starting off its 2014 season with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, June 21-July 19 in The Festival Amphitheater. Directed by Susan Angelo, A Midsummer Night's Dream follows fools and faeries through a romantic romp in which a magical potion forces lovers to fall in love with the wrong person. (more...)

Judy Reyes, Ana Maria Polo & Andrea Legarreta to Join Cast of LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Los Monologos de la Vagina, now in an acclaimed and unprecedented Spanish language engagement at its original off-Broadway home, today announced the production's summer of stars at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

MY WAY, THE LION IN WINTER and More Set for Firehouse Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Firehouse Theater Company announces its 2014-2015 Season. Details below! (more...)

Scoop: WEEKEND TODAY on NBC - May 24-25, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on WEEKEND TODAY, airing on NBC on May 24-25, 2014! (more...)

MTC's THE LION Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of THE LION, the new musical written and performed by 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Songwriting Award winner Benjamin Scheuer, and directed by Sean Daniels is now in rehearsal. The five-week limited engagement for THE LION will begin previews on Tuesday, June 10 and open Thursday, June 26 as the second production of MTC's 2013-2014 season of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

MTC's WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID with Cherry Jones Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, the new play by Sarah Treem ('House of Cards,' 'In Treatment'), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), begins performances tonight at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). This strictly limited engagement will open Tuesday, June 17. Tickets for the production are currently on sale through Sunday, August 10. (more...)

LCT's Platform Series Continues with Kristen Bush, Jan Maxwell & Michael Simpson, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season on Thursday, May 29 at 6 pm with KRISTEN BUSH, JAN MAXWELL and MICHAEL SIMPSON, cast members of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, currently playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patti LuPone & Acting Company Alums Take Bows in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit
by Jennifer Broski - May 20, 2014

Just last night, Patti LuPone stepped back into the role that led to her Olivier Award, and being cast as the original Fantine in LES MISERABLES, in The Cradle Will Rock at 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. The one-night concert of Marc Blitzstein's iconic work benefits The Acting Company, which LuPone founded alongside Kevin Kline, John Houseman and Margot Harley. Lonny Price served as musical director. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special curtain call! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for MTC's Spring Gala with Debra Messing, Judith Light & More!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2014

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club presented its annual Spring Gala an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special evening highlighting some of Broadway's most exciting shows. The special night featured performances by Fantasia Barrino, Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart, Kelli O'Hara, Nick Cordero, Brooks Ashmanskas, Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lena Hall, Caissie Levy, Andy Karl and more. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night an you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Patti LuPone & Son Josh Johnston Star in Acting Company's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Patti LuPone steps back into the role that led to her Olivier Award, and being cast as the original Fantine in LES MISERABLES, tonight, Monday, May 19 in The Cradle Will Rock at 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. (more...)

Caroline O'Connor & Louise Dearman Join SINATRA: The Main Event Lineup, 4 July - 9 Sept
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2014

Frank Sinatra's legendary concert, SINATRA: The Main Event, was billed as the biggest comeback in showbusiness history. Now the 40th anniversary is to be marked in London on Friday October 10 at the Cadogan Hall with a stunning recreation of The Main Event, at New York's Madison Square Garden on October 13, 1974. (more...)

NBCUniversal Tops Off 2014 Upfront Season with Star-Studded Celebration
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

This year, for the first time ever, the networks of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment - Bravo, E!, Esquire Network, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy and USA - joined together at the Javits Center North Hall today for one spectacular Upfront celebration. (more...)

Watch Trailers for New Series Coming to Bravo, E! and USA Network
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

Trailers for upcoming new series on Bravo, E! and USA were revealed at the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Upfront Presentation. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA Heading to the Big Screen?
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Harvey Fierstein's new Broadway play CASA VALENTINA may be heading to the big screen. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega to Join Off-Broadway's LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Los Monologos de la Vagina, now in an unprecedented Spanish language engagement at its original off-Broadway home, today announced that Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega will guest star in Eve Ensler's ground breaking show for three weeks only, from June 3- 22 during the show's limited engagement at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA Extends Through June 29 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and The Shubert Organization, has announced an extension for CASA VALENTINA, the hit world premiere play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. An additional two weeks have been added to the critically acclaimed limited engagement, with tickets now on sale through Sunday, June 29 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Judy Kaye to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 6/12-13
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner, Judy Kaye will make her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with a new show celebrating the work of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim on Thursday, June 12 (8 p.m.) and Friday, June 13 (8 p.m.). Having worked with both, she'll share humorous anecdotes and personal reminiscences, along with her own unique take on some of her favorites from these two giants of the American musical theatre. Tickets for Judy Kaye range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of LOST LAKE, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The play will feature Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, "Cold Case"). (more...)

George Gee Swing Orchestra to Return to the Suncoast Showroom, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Bring your dancing shoes down to the Suncoast Showroom for the George Gee Swing Orchestra, featuring vocalists Hilary Gardner and John Dokes, for a one-night-only big band dance event on Friday, July 4. (more...)

BWW Flashback: CASA VALENTINA Ends Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 29, 2014

Casa Valentina, the new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, closes today, June 29, 2014, after having played 79 performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through Casa Valentina's beginnings on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

MTC's American Premiere of Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Lion, the new musical written and performed by 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Songwriting Award winner Benjamin Scheuer, and directed by Sean Daniels, runs at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The five-week limited engagement for The Lion will open tonight, June 26. (more...)

Playwright Marina Carr Headed to Pittsburgh for PICT's WOMAN AND THE SCARECROW, 7/7-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Marina Carr's play Woman and Scarecrow is a perfect embodiment of the bittersweet humor and comical tragedy that pervades the plays of the Irish, much like PICT's production Waiting for Godot that closed June 21. Alan Stanford will direct this third play in PICT's season, which he selected "because of its delicate investigation of the one event in our lives that we all share. The leaving of it." (more...)

HERMITAGE REVEALED to Screen in the UK, Begin. 9 September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world holding over 3 million treasures and boasting more curators than any other museum. (more...)

Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford & More Join Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne ('Damages,' Bridesmaids, Neighbors) and Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Wicked, 'Masters of Sex'), join previously announced Tony Award and Outer Critics' Circle winner James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Fences, The Great White Hope) and Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) in the show. Byrne, who is making her Broadway debut, will be playing Alice Sycamore and Ashford will play her sister, Essie Sycamore. (more...)

E!'s Original Scripted Series THE ROYALS Begins Shooting in London
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

According to E!, today marked the first day of shooting for their new series The Royals, which focuses on the extravagant lives of a fictional modern day royal family and the daily drama that surrounds them. (more...)

CASA VALENTINA Begins Final Week on Broadway; Extended Run Ends 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

CASA VALENTINA, the critically acclaimed world premiere play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, begins the final week of its extended run Tuesday, June 24 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production is presented by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and The Shubert Organization. (more...)

One Week Left for CASA VALENTINA; Show to Close June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Back in May, the Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and The Shubert Organization, announced an extension for Casa Valentina, the world premiere play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. An additional two weeks were added to the critically acclaimed limited engagement, through Sunday, June 29th and no more extensions are planned. (more...)

MTC's WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID with Cherry Jones Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, the new play by Sarah Treem ("House of Cards," "In Treatment"), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), opens tonight, June 17 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street) in a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, August 10. (more...)

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor Announces New Name, New Mission, and New Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce its new name, new mission, new design, and new programming. Through the vision of Bay Street Theater's new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, the new Bay Street will enhance the development and presentation of new productions, performances and events. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HARING UBU, A Filipino Adaptation of 'Ubu Roi'
by Jude Cartalaba - Jun 12, 2014

Dulaang UP, together with UP Dulaang Laboratoryo, brings to the stage HARING UBU, a Filipino adaptation of French symbolist writer Alfred Jarry's 'Ubu Roi,' a precursor to the Theater of the Absurd and surrealism, at Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, University of the Philippines (UP). (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal to Make Broadway Debut in Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS; Opens 1/13 at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) and the Royal Court Theatre, by special arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group and Dodger Properties, will produce the American premiere ofCONSTELLATIONS, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Academy Award nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, on Broadway. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. (more...)

MTC's American Premiere of Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of THE LION, the new musical written and performed by 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Songwriting Award winner Benjamin Scheuer, and directed by Sean Daniels, begins performances tonight, June 10 at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The five-week limited engagement for THE LION will open Thursday, June 26. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer joins The Broadway Cruise! Sailing from NYC to Canada and New England October 11-18, 2014
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 9, 2014

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MTC to Team with Ars Nova for World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's BY THE WATER; Opens 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) just announced the upcoming world premiere of BY THE WATER, the new play by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

Photo Flash: Production Photos Released for SINATRA: THE MAIN EVENT, Now Through Sept 6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Sinatra: The Main Event was billed as the biggest comeback in showbusiness history - now the 40th anniversary is to be marked in the UK with a stunning recreation of The Main Event, exactly as it happened at New York's Madison Square Garden on October 13, 1974. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU- James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 24, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a limited run for 19 weeks only. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for interviews with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about bringing the play back to Broadway below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Star-Studded Company of Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2014

Moss Hart andGeorge S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a limited run for 19 weeks only. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. The company just met the press and you can catch a photo preview from the festivities below. Be sure to check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Daniel Sunjata, Eric Lange & More Join Blythe Danner in Broadway-Bound THE COUNTRY HOUSE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) just announced complete Broadway casting for the world premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Company Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a limited run for 19 weeks only. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visitingTelecharge.com. The company just met the press and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

Jackie Evancho Releases New Album Awakening On September 23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Platinum-selling, 14-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho will release her third studio album, Awakening, on September 23 coinciding with an international tour. Produced by Nick Patrick, Awakening is Evancho's first album under her recent worldwide recording agreement with Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait. In August, she will film a new PBS Special which is set to air in December. (more...)

John Glover to Star in Bay Street Theater's THE TEMPEST Outdoor Readings, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced the launch of The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative with the presentation of two outdoor staged readings of THE TEMPEST, starring Tony Award winner John Glover as Prospero, on August 16 and 17. This initiative is an ongoing program, which offers exciting performances and educational opportunities focusing on the work of William Shakespeare at Bay Street Theater. (more...)

E! Announces July Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

E! July 2014 Programming Highlights announced. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Examines the Exquisite Perversity of the Human Heart
by Shari Barrett - Jul 19, 2014

The world premiere of Peter Lefcourt's play THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT takes an in-depth and often comic look at two couples, a pair of ex-spouses and their new mates. When the four get together for the first time in years, it blows up in a delightful mess of romantic complications proving you should never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. (more...)

Johanna Day, Will Brill, Fran Kranz & More Join Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce more cast members for the production which begins rehearsals on Monday, July 21st. The cast will include: Will Brill (Act One) as Ed Carmichael, Fran Kranz (Death of a Salesman) as Tony Kirby, Johanna Day (August: Osage County) as Mrs. Kirby, Nick Corley (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Austin Durant (War Horse) and Joe Tapper (Witnessed By The World, 59 E 59) as the three G-Men as well as Barrett Doss, Ned Noyes, Pippa Pearthree as understudies. The complete and final cast list will be announced next week. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents SNOWDON: A LIFE IN VIEW, 9/26-1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Snowdon has given 130 original prints of some of his most iconic photographs to the National Portrait Gallery, London, one of its largest gifts, it was announced today. Several of them will be shown at the gallery for the first time in an important display this autumn. (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby. (more...)

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