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Rufous Hound to Make Stage Début in UTOPIA Cast this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

Artistic Directors Steve Marmion and Max Roberts today announce the full cast for their joint new writing project UTOPIA, which is making its world premiere at Live Theatre on Thursday 31 May, before transferring to Soho Theatre on Wednesday 20 June, with opening night on Thursday 21 June. UTOPIA will star: Tobi Bakare (Greenland National Theatre; Crawling In The Dark Almeida Theatre and Gone Too Far, Royal Court Theatre); Laura Elphinstone (Top Girls, Chichester Festival Theatre/Trafalgar Studios; A Month in the Country, Chichester Festival Theatre and the film adaptation of The History Boys); Rufus Hound making his theatre debut, is most well-known for his regular team captainship on Argumental, Celebrity Juice, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Never Mind The Buzzcocks; Pamela Miles (Darker Shores, Hampstead Theatre; Pygmalion, Theatre Royal Bath/Old Vic London and Lone Star Mark Three, Salisbury Playhouse); also making her stage debut Sophia Myles who is most well-known for her leading roles in film and TV including Tristan and Isolde and Spooks and David Whitaker one of the founders of Live Theatre, Newcastle, his theatre credits include The Pitmen Painters (Live Theatre/National Theatre/Broadway and West End) plus extensive credits for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Donmar Warehouse. (more...)

Moate Youth Theatre Presents THE WIZARD & I, May 15 & 16
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

Moate Youth Theatre presents THE WIZARD & I in Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, Tuesday 15th - Wednesday 16th May at 7.30pm. (more...)

LEAP OF FAITH to Close on Broadway Sunday, May 13
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

Producers of LEAP OF FAITH announced today that the show will close at Broadway's St. James Theatre this Sunday May 13 after the matinee performance. In a statement, they said "Although we love our show and very much appreciate both our many award nominations and the joy of our audiences, we have not been able to achieve a sustainable level of ticket sales to continue. We thank all those who worked so hard over so many years to bring LEAP OF FAITH to Broadway." (more...)

LEAP OF FAITH's Kecia Lewis-Evans to be Featured on WAMC Radio Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

LEAP OF FAITH's Kecia Lewis-Evans will be interviewed on WAMC radio on Tuesday May 8 at 10:35 AM on all Northeast Public Radio frequencies; it also streams live at www.wamc.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: New GHOST the Musical Poster!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The West End's GHOST the musical just released a new publicity poster featuring Sharon D. Clarke. Check out the picture below! (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

AT THIS PERFORMANCE to Feature LYSISTRATA JONES' Libby Servais, THE BOOK OF MORMON's Asmeret Ghebremichael and More, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys and Understudies with its next edition of At This Performance… to be held on Monday, May 7th at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7 PM. (more...)

New Leaf Theatre's ARCADIA Begins Previews Tonight, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

New Leaf Theatre's production of Tom Stoppard's modern classic, Arcadia, will be directed by Jessica Hutchison. New Leaf will examine this complex play with a focus on the intimacy of the space and story. (more...)

BWW Review: WW II Love Story: AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG
by Nancy Grossman - May 27, 2012

Wellesley Summer Theatre Company has a knack for creating the world of its plays and this love story within a war story is no exception. It is funny and dramatic, like life, and infused with earnest warmth by this solid ensemble. Playwright C.P. Taylor gives us characters to care about with flaws that make them interesting and human, and his charming dialogue is steeped in colloquial expressions that are peculiar to the British wordscape. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy Joins Upright Cabaret's VIVA LAS VEGAS, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

Chris Isaacson has announced that Upright Cabaret's AMERICAN ICON Series ends another stunning season with VIVA LAS VEGAS - a presentation of personality and pop that honors the flashiest performers of all time: Elvis, Cher and Elton John. Joining the group of all-star performers will be Patrick Cassidy. (more...)

Ray Noble & Jack Strachey Tribute THEY LIVED IN BRIGHTON Set for Brighton Fringe, May 23-25
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

ELAL Productions will present THEY LIVED IN BRIGHTON, a tribute to pre-war musicians Ray Noble and Jack Strachey, as past of the Brighton Fringe Festival on three evenings 23rd, 24th, 25th May at 6 o'clock. Created by Alan Felton, accompanied on the piano by Mick Hamer, the unusual venue for this show is the comfortable ambience of Alan's parlour on the seafront in Hove. (more...)

Royal Albert Hall to Screen WEST SIDE STORY with Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra 22-4 June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Fifty years after its release, the MGM re-mastered film returns to the big screen in high definition with its original vocals and dialog intact. This classic romantic tragedy and the bitter battle between the Jets and the Sharks as Leonard Bernstein's seminal score, featuring the much loved 'America', 'Somewhere' and 'Tonight', is dramatically brought to life on stage by The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Jayce Ogren at the Royal Albert Hall for four performances on the 22nd to the 24th of June, 2012. (more...)

Ray Noble & Jack Strachey Tribute THEY LIVED IN BRIGHTON at Brighton Fringe, May 23-25
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

ELAL Productions presents THEY LIVED IN BRIGHTON, a tribute to pre-war musicians Ray Noble and Jack Strachey, as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival on three evenings, 23rd, 24th, 25th May at 6 o'clock. Created by Alan Felton, accompanied on the piano by Mick Hamer, the unusual venue for this show is the comfortable ambience of Alan's parlour on the seafront in Hove. (more...)

Centrestage Orewa Presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Now Thru to May 19
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Centrestage Theatre, Orewa is to present THE WOMAN IN BLACK, performances began May 17 and run through to May 19, 2012. (more...)

Alan Menken Says LEAP OF FAITH Cast Album 'Happening Soon!'
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

Alan Menken has taken to his twitter just now to announce that LEAP OF FAITH will be recording a Broadway cast album sometime soon. No details regarding a label, recording or anticipated release date have been confirmed at present. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Tonight, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

ITV Granada's Live Coverage of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations to be Hosted by Julie Etchingham and Phillip Schofield, June 5
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2012

ITV Granada has revealed plans to broadcast coverage of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations live from London on Tuesday 5th June. (more...)

Moate Youth Theatre Presents THE WIZARD & I, May 15 & 16
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

Moate Youth Theatre presents THE WIZARD & I in Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, tonight 15th - Wednesday 16th May at 7.30pm. (more...)

Red Tape Theatre Presents ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD, Now thru 6/16
by BWW Special Coverage - May 14, 2012

Red Tape Theatre presents ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD by George Brant, directed by James D Palmer, opening tonight, 5/14, and running until 6/16 at the Red Tape Theatre 621 W. Belmont, Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flashback: LEAP OF FAITH Takes Final Broadway Bows Today
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2012

LEAP OF FAITH plays its final performance today, May 13, at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) after the matinee performance. Broadway's LEAP OF FAITH opened on Thursday April 26 and will have played 24 previews and 20 regular performances. Take a look back through photos of Raul Esparza and the company on stage, the show's opening night curtain calls and party, its Gypsy Robe Ceremony with Dennis Stowe and more below! (more...)

BWW TV Flashback: LEAP OF FAITH Closes on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2012

LEAP OF FAITH plays its final performance today, May 13, at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) after the matinee performance. Broadway's LEAP OF FAITH opened on Thursday April 26 and will have played 24 previews and 20 regular performances. Take a look back through video from the show's opening in Los Angeles to its first steps on Broadway, and everything in between, including fan's reactions and an opening-night interview with Raul Esparza! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MATILDA On Its Way to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2012

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, which won big at this year's Olivier Awards, will open in New York early 2013. Matilda The Musical premiered at The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, home of the RSC, playing to sold-out audiences for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. (more...)

Hutchinson, Rainey, et al. Lead WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST at Alley Theatre, Now thru 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd previously announced the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's new production of Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, part of the Alley Theatre's New Play Initiative. WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST runs on the Alley Theatre's Neuhaus Stage tonight, May 11 through June 12, 2012. (more...)

Red Tape Theatre Presents ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD, Now thru 6/16
by BWW Special Coverage - May 10, 2012

Red Tape Theatre presents ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD by George Brant, directed by James D Palmer, for previews 5/10-5/12, opening night on 5/14, and running until 6/16 at the Red Tape Theatre 621 W. Belmont, Chicago. (more...)

Dance Adaptation of Transsexual Novel LUNA Set for Brighton Fringe and North Devon Theatre Festival February 10th – June 24th
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

Pretty Good Girl Dance Theatre will present LUNA, adapted from the novel by acclaimed author Julie Anne Peters, from the 11th to the 13th of May at the Nightingale, Brighton Fringe Festival. The show will also tour 21st - 24th June to the North Devon Theatre Festival. (more...)

New Leaf Theatre's ARCADIA Opens Tonight, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

New Leaf Theatre presents its production of Tom Stoppard's modern classic, Arcadia. Directed by Jessica Hutchison, New Leaf will examine this complex play with a focus on the intimacy of the space and story. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GHOST's Siobhan Dillon & Mark Evans Recording of 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Reaches 14500 Hits
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2012

Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans, who lead the West End cast in the award-winning Ghost the Musical, have recently recorded their own cover version of Somebody That I Used To Know in celebration of Gotye and Kimbra's original. The original single has reached number one in the top forty charts and is currently number one in the Billboard album charts. Since its release on You Tube last Friday, Dillon and Evans' version has currently been seen by over 14,500 people. This track isn't for sale or to download, simply a bit of Ghost the Musical fun for fans of the song and musical to enjoy. Check out the video below! (more...)

Brighton Festival at TOM Announces Full Line-Up, Beginning May 2012
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

Brighton Festival at TOM - The Old Market provides two fantastic shows for young folk and their grown-ups; the touching and poetic puppetry of Cloud Man, and rock 'n' roll musical Kid Carpet & The Noisy Animals. Sky Arts set up the cameras for a live broadcast of The Book Show With Mariella Frostrup. Finally, conclude your whole Brighton Festival on the last Saturday with an all-swinging, all-dancing Festival Ceilidh. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Atlanta!
by Joseph Harrison - Jun 7, 2012

Summertime means different things to each of us. To children it means a break from school, to adults it means the possibility of a summer vacation somewhere sunny and warm, and here at BroadwayWorld Atlanta it means one thing… Theatre! And, they don't call it Hotlanta just for the temperature - there is so much going on this summer in the world of theatre. So, when the temperatures get unbearable pop into a cool theater and check out some of these selections. It was very hard to do, but we have selected the top 5 summer picks, but we encourage you to let us know your picks as well! Happy Summer! (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - San Diego!
by ErinMarie Reiter - Jun 7, 2012

Here are the five top picks for summer theater in San Diego! Don't miss these fantastic theater offerings over the summer. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 7, 2012

As the summer days near, BroadwayWorld rounded up our worldwide community - from Australia to Spain, California and beyond! - to bring you our top picks for the best of summer theater in each of our main markets! Looking for the best of the summer venue and production offerings in your area? Let's hear from a sampling of the BroadwayWorld experts! (more...)

ITV Granada's Live Coverage of The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Hosted by Julie Etchingham & Phillip Schofield, 6/5
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

ITV Granada has revealed plans to broadcast coverage of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations live from London today, 5th June. (more...)

NOW PLAYING: Byers Evans House Presents THE OSCAR WILDE EXPERIENCE thru 6/23
by Michael Mulhern - Jun 2, 2012

A tale woven from the short stories, novellas, and poems of Oscar Wilde. (more...)

David Leonard & Annette McLaughlin to Join Cast of MATILDA this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

David Leonard will take over the role of Miss Trunchbull from Tuesday 3 July 2012 and Annette McLaughlin will join the company as Mrs Wormwood from Tuesday 21 August 2012. They will play alongside Haley Flaherty and Steve Furst who have recently joined the Company as Miss Honey and Mr Wormwood. Bertie Carvel's last performance as Miss Trunchbull will take place on Sunday 1 July and Josie Walker will perform as Mrs Wormwood for the last time on Sunday 19 August. (more...)

Yanni Plays the Fox Theatre Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

YANNI, music's true world citizen and most popular contemporary composer, is coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre for one night only tonight, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through MetroTix and are $84.50, $74.50, $64.50 & $49.50. All prices subject to change. (more...)

Cherry Lane Studio Theatre Presents EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS, Opening Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

Lynn Cohen headlines the cast of the world-premiere of Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg's EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS, presented Off-Broadway by Barefoot Theatre Company with previews that began April 20 prior to an official press opening of tonight, April 29 at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Ronald Cohen directs. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Boulder's Dinner Theatre Presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - an Over the Top Triumph!
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 28, 2012

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is truly a gay, show-within-a-show romp for the ages. At first I was like 'What gay holy hell is this?!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GHOST Stars Sing 'Somebody I Used to Know'
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2012

GHOST THE MUSICAL's Mark Evans and Siobhan Dillon have taken their on-stage partnership into the recording studio to bring a treat to GHOST's legion of fans in the form of Gotye's 'Somebody I Used to Know.' (more...)

LEAP OF FAITH Featured on CBS EARLY SHOW Tomorrow, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Watch the CBS Early Show tomorrow, Saturday April 28, in the 8 AM half-hour for a feature on LEAP OF FAITH hosted by correspondent Elaine Quihano. LEAP OF FAITH opened last night at The St. James Theatre, 246 West 44th Street, with four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza leading the company. (more...)

World-Premiere Play PRATFALLS Begins Today, April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

The world-premiere of the new play PRATFALLS, by playwright Holly Webber, directed by Jenn Thompson and starring Victor Verhaeghe (HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'), Kate Middleton, Amelia White and Matthew Baldiga opens tonight, April 27 at the Abingdon Theatre Complex (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Cherry Lane Studio Theatre Presents EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS, Opening 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

Lynn Cohen is set to headline the cast of the world-premiere of Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg's EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS, presented Off-Broadway by Barefoot Theatre Company with previews that began April 20 prior to an official press opening of Sunday, April 29 at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Ronald Cohen will direct. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Presents Two One Acts, A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY and GIANNI SCHICCHI, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

The Canadian Opera Company presents a double bill of one-act operas as part of its 2012 spring season with the Canadian premiere of Alexander Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy and the return of Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, last seen with the COC in 1996. The two operas are presented in a new COC production by the legendary soprano-turned-director Catherine Malfitano and world-renowned conductor Sir Andrew Davis. A Florentine Tragedy is sung in German and Gianni Schicchi is sung in Italian, both with English SURTITLES™. The double bill of A Florentine Tragedy/Gianni Schicchi runs for eight performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts beginning tonight, April 26 and running May 2, 5, 12, 15, 18, 20 and 25, 2012. (more...)

Road to Broadway: LEAP OF FAITH Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

Leap of Faith, based on the 1992 film of the same name, began previews on April 3 and opens on Broadway on tonight at the St. James Theatre. It's been a long road to the Broadway stage, and we highlight key parts of the musical's journey below! (more...)

Review Roundup: LEAP OF FAITH Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 26, 2012

Performances for LEAP OF FAITH began on Tuesday, April 3, and the show officially opened tonight at The St. James Theatre. Four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza leads the company along with Jessica Phillips, Kendra Kassebaum, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Leslie Odom, Jr., Krystal Joy Brown and Talon Ackerman. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff & Lauren Pritchard on the Beginnings of SPRING AWAKENING
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2012

Spring Awakening, a groundbreaking and multi-award winning show, is being produced all over the United States as well as in 28 countries around the world. Now, 13 years after Steven Sater first conceived the radical notion of creating a rock musical from Frank Wedekind's notorious symbolist drama Frühlings Erwachen, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books publishes Sater's notes on his famously evocative, poetic lyrics. In the video below, Sater chats with original stars Jonathan Groff and Lauren Pritchard aout what it was like in the beginning. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: GHOST THE MUSICAL - Opening Night Party!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 24, 2012

The supernatural power of love arrived on Broadway, last night April 24th, at the Opening Night of GHOST The Musical. After the show, the cast and creative team headed over to the hotspot club, Tunnel, to celebrate the show's opening and BroadwayWorld was there! (more...)

LACO's MOZART & ME Concert Set for 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

Music by Mozart, including some works he composed as early as age five, interspersed with lively enactments of the youthful composer's letters to his father create a vivid picture of this remarkable musical wunderkind at the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's (LACO) final Family Concert of the season, "Mozart & Me," on Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2 pm, at the Alex Theatre. (more...)

Meagan Kensil and Ian Lassiter Star in THE ASH GIRL, Previews Begin 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2012

Pipeline Theatre Company will present THE ASH GIRL by Tony Award nominee Timberlake Wertenbaker (Our Country's Good). Jessika Doyel will direct this unconventional adaptation of Grimm's Cinderella tale. Previews begin April 18 at The Connelly Theater with opening slated for April 21. (more...)

Brighton Festival at TOM Announces Full Line-Up, Summer 2012
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2012

Brighton Festival at TOM - The Old Market provides two fantastic shows for young folk and their grown-ups; the touching and poetic puppetry of Cloud Man, and rock 'n' roll musical Kid Carpet & The Noisy Animals. Sky Arts set up the cameras for a live broadcast of The Book Show With Mariella Frostrup. Finally, conclude your whole Brighton Festival on the last Saturday with an all-swinging, all-dancing Festival Ceilidh. (more...)

ALL WEAR BOWLERS Opens On Stage at Kingsborough
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

On Stage at Kingsborough announces its Spring 2012 season at The Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center on the campus of Kingsborough Community College. (more...)

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