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BWW Reviews: AFFLUENCE Proves Family Fortune Does Not Necessarily Guarantee Happiness
by Shari Barrett - Sep 27, 2014

The World Premiere of AFFLUENCE by playwright Steven Peterson is a pitch-dark comedy that may cause one to reflect on the true meaning of wealth. The play was the winner of the 2013 Julie Harris Playwright Award of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, now onstage at Theatre 40 through October 20, directed by Larry Eisenberg and produced by David Hunt Stafford, their first stage collaboration in their 40 year friendship. What took you two so long to create such a fine piece of theater? (more...)

Meet the Cast of Piedmont Players' MAGIC TREE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

What would you do if a tree house in your neighborhood could transport you anywhere you wanted to go? While exploring one afternoon, siblings Jack and Annie discover a tree house full of books. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. (more...)

So Percussion Collaborates with LA Phil Percussionists in First LA Phil Green Umbrella Series Concert of 2014/15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The first Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella series performance of the 2014/15 season showcases acclaimed ensemble So Percussion performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tuesday, October 7, at 8 pm. The program features innovative works for percussion produced by two of Bang on a Can's co-founders, David Lang and Michael Gordon - Lang's the so-called laws of nature for four percussionists which was commissioned for and premiered by So Percussion, and Gordon's Timber, a piece played entirely on six 2x4 pieces of wood called simantras. (more...)

Microsoft and 21Vianet Announce WebDirect Payment Services for Windows Azure Services in China
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

BEIJING, Sept. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq:MSFT) ('Microsoft') and 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:VNET) ('21Vianet' or the 'Company'), announced that Windows Azure services' WebDirect payment services are now available to all customers in China.  (more...)

Rolta Names Senior Vice Presidents of Sales for Oracle Consulting Services
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

ALPHARETTA, Georgia, September 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

BWW Reviews: JOSEPH AND THE... Lights Up Hershey Theatre's Broadway Series
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 26, 2014

A splashy light show of a Webber/Rice musical sings its way into audience hearts (more...)

BWW Interviews: Houston Ballet's Lauren Strongin Talks FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLD
by Katricia Lang - Sep 26, 2014

In this Broadway World interview, I have a very serious conversation with Lauren Strongin, soloist for the Houston Ballet. Really folks, I just could not think of one joke. But, this interview doesn't need my comedy. Lauren and I discussed FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLD, in which she dances in all four pieces, overcoming injury, and making the move from Sarasota, Florida to Houston, Texas. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th star-studded musical salute honoring two luminaries of the American musical theater -- Tony and Academy Award-winning legend Joel Grey and celebrated, award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

The New York Screenplay Contest Announces 2014 Award Winners
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The New York Screenplay Contest, New York's top screenwriting competition, is proud to announce the winners and official finalists of the 2014 New York Screenplay Contest. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTHERS AND SONS at GableStage
by Roger Martin - Sep 26, 2014

It's a Gay Life, Then and Now (more...)

The New York Festival of Song Launches Its Second Season of NYFOS AFTER HOURS, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Monday, October 20 at 10:00 p.m., New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) launches its second season of the NYFOS After Hours cabaret series at HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street. These evenings are an uncanny mixture of intimacy and dynamite, the cozy and the colossal, with singers that one would ordinarily see on a much larger stage. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Verdi's MACBETH Live in HD, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

For the first time at the Met, star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of ˇeljko Lu?i?'s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble's chilling production of Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and Rene Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts. (more...)

New Series SURGEON OZ Among OWN's October Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

OWN announces OCTOBER 2014 Programming HIghlights (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present CYMBELINE & HAMLET this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs open their season with two of Shakespeare's finest, most dynamic works. Cymbeline, under the direction of Caitlin Ryan O'Connell ('16), opens October 16 and Hamlet, directed by James D Palmer ('16) opens October 29, 2014. Cymbeline, a romantic comedy that focuses on rebellion, justice and reconciliation runs October 16-19. Next up, Hamlet, running October 29-November 2, follows a young man searching for truth while avenging his father's mysterious death. All performances take place at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Downtown Providence. General admission $10 with a discounted price of $5 for students and seniors. Tickets on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Issie Swickle Stars in the ANNIE National Tour, Kicking Off Today in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE launches today, September 26, 2014 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

2015 London International Mime Festival to be Held in January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The London International Mime Festival (LIMF), the longest-established annual theatre season of its kind, returns in 2015 with innovative visual theatre from around the world - this year's artists come from America, Belgium, France, Japan and New Zealand, joining some of Britain's fast emerging talents and established names. (more...)

PRIDE, Starring Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and More, Hits Theaters in the U.S. Today
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

PRIDE, the new gay rights-centered film starring a heap of stage and screen talent, hits theaters in the U.S. today, September 26, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, Burke Moses and More in Opening Night of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter(Violet). It is be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). Check out a first look at the opening night party. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner DISGRACED Sets Broadway Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar will begin previews tomorrow evening Saturday, September 27. Opening night is Thursday, October 23 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, DISGRACED received Obie and Joseph Jefferson Awards. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Sir Tim Rice On FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Story To Stage To Screen, Plus CHESS, ALADDIN & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 25, 2014

Today we are talking to a multi-award-winning stage and screen musical master all about the forthcoming Fathom presentation of his new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY premiering in movie theaters nationwide early next month, the sharp and affable Sir Tim Rice. Outlining his impetus for pursuing a musical adaptation of the acclaimed novel upon which the multi-Academy Award-winning film is based, Rice reveals what drew him to the project as well as what viewers can expect from the dense, complex and majestic score created along with composer Stuart Brayson for the enterprise. Additionally, Rice sheds some light on the specifics of crafting the show, with a special emphasis on the controversial elements contained within the material. Plus, Rice shares specific examples of how some of the biggest showstoppers in the rich and varied score were crafted, as well as his impressions of the impeccable cast featured in the stage version, and, now, the Fathom film - and preliminary prospective plans for an American production, too. Furthermore, Rice reflects on his work with recently deceased entertainment icons Robin Williams, on ALADDIN; Lauren Bacall, on THE FAN; and Richard Attenborough on the Joseph & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT film. Also, Rice shares new details on the forthcoming 30th anniversary 3-disc special edition of CHESS set to be released next month. All of that and much, much more awaits! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ciaran O'Reilly - Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 25, 2014

The Irish Repertory Theatre has announced their upcoming season opening with 'Port Authority.' We had the opportunity to interview Producing Director, Ciaran O'Reilly about the theatre and his impressive career. (more...)

WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER Returns to Ensemble Studio Theatre, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Cori Thomas's critically acclaimed raw, edgy and funny play about the many flavors of desire, When January Feels Like Summer, directed by Daniella Topol, returns Wednesday, October 1 for a month-long run presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Women's Project Theater at Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS UK Tour Launches in Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

West End star Tim Driesen leads the new UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, kicking off now in Birmingham. BroadwayWorld has photos from the tour launch below! (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 25, 2014

Today we celebrate one of the most beloved musicals of all time in honor of its 50th birthday this week, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Week of September 29, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 25, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TALK, airing on CBS for the week of September 29, 2014! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Rehearsal for New Musical LITTLE DANCER, Featuring Susan Stroman, Rebecca Luker & More
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2014

LITTLE DANCER is inspired by the story of Marie van Goethem, a young ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas and became, inadvertently, the most famous dancer in the world. (more...)

BECKETT TRIPTYCH, BETRAYAL, MORTIDO and More Set for State Theatre Company's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

State Theatre Company today announced its 2015 season at a launch held in the Dunstan Playhouse. After a highly successful season to date in 2014, which included 7 Helpmann Award nominations and two wins for the Company's co-production with Windmill Theatre of Pinocchio; sell-out performances and two new box office records, 2015 is set to be another very strong season. (more...)

NYFOS to Welcome Return of 'After Hours' Cabaret With CRYSTAL ANNIVERSARY Celebration at HENRY's, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) launches its second season of the NYFOS After Hours cabaret series at HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street. These evenings are an uncanny mixture of intimacy and dynamite, the cozy and the colossal, with singers that one would ordinarily see on a much larger stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at STAGES St. Louis' Celebration of FIDDLER'S 50th!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

(ST. LOUIS) - STAGES St. Louis is pleased to announce the opening of the timeless Tony Award ® winning musical Fiddler on the Roof. The treasured tale of family and tradition plays at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood through October 5th. Due to an unprecedented advance in sales, STAGES has added a performance to the original schedule on Sunday, September 28 at 7:30 pm. Check out a first look at the opening night celebration below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Joseph Marcell, the Globe's King Lear
by Adrienne Onofri - Sep 25, 2014

Marcell, a Shakespearean best known for an American sitcom, has the title role in the Globe production now touring the U.S. (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS on THE CW - Monday, October 13, 2014
by - Sep 25, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS, airing on THE CW on Monday, October 13, 2014! (more...)

SCERA to Welcome Hudson Lights, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

If any of the four vocal artists in the new pop and jazz quartet Hudson Lights look familiar, it's because three of them represented BYU's Vocal Point and competed on NBC's “The Sing-Off” in 2011, coming in fifth and gaining a new national audience of avid fans. (more...)

Broadway League Sets 2014 National Education, Community Engagement Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The Broadway League has announced the recipients of its nineteenth annual National Education and Community Engagement Grants. These grants support inspired and inventive programs for a wide range of participants to experience and understand Broadway performances as a form of artistic expression and a powerful educational tool. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Present THE MIRACLE WORKER, 10/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Few stories are as timeless -- or reveal the courage and resilience of the human spirit -- as 'The Miracle Worker,' which will run on the Clarence Brown Theatre mainstage October 2 - 19, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: NEWSIES Hits the Road - In Rehearsal with the Company of the National Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions will present the eagerly anticipated North American tour of Broadway's Tony® Award-winning smash hit musical, Disney's NEWSIES. Rehearsals began on Wednesday, September 3 in New York City in preparation for the first performance on Saturday, October 11 in Schenectady, NY at Proctors. During its first year of touring in the 2014-15 season, the production will play 25 cities, over 43 weeks. The production features Dan DeLuca as 'Jack Kelly', Steve Blanchard as 'Joseph Pulitzer', Stephanie Styles as 'Katherine', Angela Grovey as 'Medda Larkin', Jacob Kemp as 'Davey', Zachary Sayle as 'Crutchie', and Vincent Crocilla and Anthony Rosenthal alternating the role of 'Les.' The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there for the big day. Go inside rehearsal with Richard Ridge below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Live Chat With Cast of NEWSIES National Tour
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2014

This week, the cast of Newsies on Tour took time out from their busy schedule to answer questions from fans. Check out the video below! (more...)

SOCI, Inc. CEO, Afif Khoury, Speaks on Social Media Marketing 'Paradigm Shift' at BIA Kelsey's Leading in Local Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Afif Khoury, CEO of social media technology company SOCI, took part in a key digital marketing industry panel at BIA Kelsey's Leading in Local 2014 Conference on Tuesday focusing on the new paradigm of SMB marketing and commerce being forged by social media. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's SMOKEFALL Encore Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Exactly one year after its world premiere in the Owen Theatre, Noah Haidle's Smokefall, directed by Anne Kauffman, makes its Albert Theatre debut-becoming the third production in Goodman Theatre's 90-year history to transfer from the theater's smaller stage to the mainstage in order for more audiences to experience an acclaimed new play. An exploration of the power and fragility of love through three generations of family life, Smokefall in its debut set the record of highest number of individual tickets sold in Owen Theatre history, and the production topped the 'Best of 2013' lists among major Chicago media. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

GRIND: THE MOVIE with Anthony Rapp Available Online, Beginning 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

CHEMICALLY ALTERED and TELLY LEUNG PRODUCTIONS have announced the public premiere of their new musical short film GRIND: THE MOVIE starring Anthony Rapp (If/Then, Rent), Claire Coffee ("Grimm," "The West Wing") and Pasha Pellosie ("The Carrie Diaries") on October 1. (more...)

THE OUTSIDERS Runs Through 10/5 at Lakewood Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Lakewood Theater Company continues its successful 2014 season with their production of The Outsiders, beginning Friday, September 19, 2014 and running through Sunday, October 5, 2014. (more...)

Performance Network to Offer Two-For-One Tickets to Opening Weekend of DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

For anyone still thinking about attending the opening weekend performances of "Driving Miss Daisy" at Performance Network Theatre, a special two-for-one ticket offer is now in place for Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28. (more...)

Anna Netrebko Expands Horizons in 2014-15 with MACBETH at the Met, Role Debuts in Munich & Zurich
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Already the undisputed 'reigning new diva of the 21st century' (Associated Press), Anna Netrebko scored a fresh triumph this past month, winning ECHO Klassik's 'Female Singer of the Year' award for a record-breaking third time. Never content to rest on her laurels, however, the ever-evolving Russian-born soprano continues expanding her horizons in 2014-15. She makes two American role debuts at the Metropolitan Opera, as Verdi's Lady Macbeth in an all-star Macbeth that will be beamed live around the world to launch the company's Live in HD season, and headlining a new staging of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta that will be broadcast Live in HD on Valentine's Day. In Europe, she makes house role debuts in the title roles of a new Manon Lescaut at the Bavarian State Opera and Anna Bolena at the Zurich Opera, besides reprising her portrayal of Anna Bolena at the Vienna State Opera and completing her season's quartet of leading roles as Mimģ in La bohčme at Covent Garden, where her final performance will again be broadcast live to cinemas worldwide. In concert this season, Netrebko remains the soprano of choice for gala appearances, in the Richard Tucker Gala at New York's Lincoln Center and in Munich and Salzburg, as well as singing a recital in Colorado, 'Verdi and Verismo' arias in Barcelona, selections from Macbeth in Rome, Strauss's Four Last Songs in Paris, and revisiting her acclaimed Iolanta on a European concert tour that culminates at London's Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER with McArdle, Prince, McKechnie & McGovern Sets 3 City Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Broadway's leading ladies Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince, Donna McKechnie, and Maureen McGovern in a holiday presentation of 4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER. This evening of song, dance, and laughter starring award winning Broadway, film, TV and recording artists and with music direction by John McDaniel will play The Bushnell's Belding Theater on December 1; The Wilbur Theatre in Boston on December 2 and 710 Main Theatre in Buffalo on December 3. 4 GIRLS 4 is presented by producers Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage HENRY VIII
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Next up on its Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents the Bard's epic pageant play Henry VIII. Centered around the tug-of-wars between church and state and husband and wife, the play culminates in the birth of England's future Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare's great patron and Henry's fierce and very female heir. Performances begin October 15 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit (more...)

Anthony Rapp Stars in Telly Leung's New Musical Short Film GRIND: THE MOVIE!
by Movies News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

CHEMICALLY ALTERED and TELLY LEUNG PRODUCTIONS have announced the public premiere of their new musical short film GRIND: THE MOVIE starring Anthony Rapp (more...)

Listado de prenominables para los premios BWW Spain 2014
by Javier A. Gabrielssön - Sep 24, 2014

La cuarta edicion de los Premios del Publico BroadwayWorld Spain se acerca y por eso la redaccion se pone manos a la obra para saber quienes seran los favoritos del publico de esta temporada que ha acabado. Para ello hemos recopilado todos los espectaculos y profesionales de los que hemos podido disfrutar esta temporada en todo el territorio espańol. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 24th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 24, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. All the scoop from the amazing FWD Theatre Project gala, and 'The Last Unicorn' gets some big backers. Plus concerts by Chita Rivera, Felicia P. Fields, Sierra Boggess and Donna McKechnie, 'Sweeney Todd' on PBS and 'From Here To Eternity' on movie screens, plus the Marriott announces two casts! (more...)

North Philadelphia Health System Fuels Financial Future with Enterprise EHR from MEDHOST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

MEDHOST's inpatient EHR, which is Meaningful Use Stage 2 certified by ONC-ACB, includes ICD-10 readiness and a robust suite of integrated clinical and financial solutions that will support North Philadelphia Health System's financial and operational goals. The health system has two facilities - St. Joseph's Hospital, a 197-bed acute care hospital, and Girard Medical Center, a 125-bed behavioral center that also provides outpatient drug and alcohol services. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Christine Ebersole & More Will Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer today announced the star-studded line up for their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, set for Monday, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30pm. The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. This very special evening pays tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

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