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STAGE TUBE: Patrick Wilson Reveals 'Stock Photo Set' on CollegeHumor
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2012

Before Broadway, film and television star Patrick Wilson wowed us in Watchmen, he modeled for stock photos…more than 133,000 of them. And now, for a limited time, he's made them available on a 3-disc set. Check out Wilson in the CollegeHumor sketch video below! (more...)

Patrick Wilson, Alec Baldwin to Star in CAUGHT STEALING
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick Wilson and Alec Baldwin are set to star in the mystery thriller CAUGHT STEALING. The film, based on the first novel of Charlie Huston's The Henry Thompson Triology, was scripted by David Hayter. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Extends Run at the Old Globe Through 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

The Old Globe today announced that the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical will receive an additional week of performances and will now run through October 28. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Set for ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW YORK CITY Benefit, 10/14
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 26, 2012

'Once Upon A Time In New York City' will feature musical theatre writers - who are ages 19 to 90, who were born everywhere from Kansas City to San Francisco to Montreal, who are established and who are emerging - each writing a song about someone who has changed their idea of New York City. The concert will benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Caitlyn Caughell and More Join ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW YORK CITY, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2012

For generations, musical theatre writers have come to New York City to change the world. 'Once Upon A Time In New York City' is about the people who have changed THEM. This concert will feature musical theatre writers- who are ages 19 to 90, who were born everywhere from Kansas City to San Francisco to Montreal, who are established and who are emerging- each writing a song about someone who has changed their idea of New York City. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Ends Extended Run at the Old Globe Today, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2012

The Old Globe's World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical ends its extended run today, October 28. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Sherie Rene Scott On New 54 Below Show, PIECE OF MEAT, Plus A Career Retrospective & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 18, 2012

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's biggest homegrown stars who has appeared in the original New York productions of many memorable modern-day classics, among them THE WHO'S TOMMY, AIDA, THE LAST FIVE YEARS and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, in additions to highly-regarded turns in the first replacement cast of RENT, the Tommy Tune/Jeff Calhoun revival of GREASE, the Off-Broadway curiosity DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, the first (and only) LA mounting of Randy Newman's FAUST, as well as her starring role in the recent Lincoln Center Theater's production of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, and, of course, her own rapturously-received, award-winning solo showpiece, EVERYDAY RAPTURE - the convivially mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind Sherie Rene Scott. Discussing the major transitions in her life, including her transformation from ingenue to leading lady to solo performer, Scott illustrates a unique and varied career as well as opens up about the themes, songs, stories, experiences and encounters that formed the basis for her new solo piece premiering at 54 Below this week, PIECE OF MEAT. Additionally, Scott touches upon her work as the co-owner of the revolutionary Sh-K-Boom Records with her husband, Kurt Deutsch, as well as her own album work over the years, in addition to stories related to the recording of many of their most celebrated titles and the composers whose work is prominently featured on their releases - Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael John LaChiusa and many more included. All of that, plus Mennonites, music and meat - and much, much more! (more...)

Patrick Wilson Set for HBO's GIRLS - Season 2, Premiering 1/13
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2012

TVLine reports that the HBO network has set a premiere date for the second season of its hit series GIRLS. The dramedy wil return on Sunday, January 13, at 9/8c on HBO. Broadway vet Patrick Wilson is set to guest star as 'Joshua'. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lindsay Mendez, Lauren Molina, and More Perform at ONCE UPON A TIME IN NYC Benefit Concert at Joe's Pub
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Oct 15, 2012

For generations, musical theatre writers have come to New York City to change the world. 'Once Upon A Time In New York City' was about the people who have changed THEM. This concert featured musical theatre writers- who are ages 19 to 90, who were born everywhere from Kansas City to San Francisco to Montreal, who are established and who are emerging- each writing a song about someone who has changed their idea of New York City. BroadwayWorld was there for the concert, and we bring you photo coverage below! (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW YORK CITY, Featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson, Lindsay Mendez and More, Set for Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2012

For generations, musical theatre writers have come to New York City to change the world. 'Once Upon A Time In New York City' is about the people who have changed THEM. This concert will feature musical theatre writers- who are ages 19 to 90, who were born everywhere from Kansas City to San Francisco to Montreal, who are established and who are emerging- each writing a song about someone who has changed their idea of New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Eric Schaeffer's 50th Birthday Concert at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Nov 27, 2012

Apotpourri of performers present a musical tribute to the Signature Theatre's Artistic Director. (more...)

CARRIE to Be Licensed by R&H; Published by Imagem
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

The legendary stage musical CARRIE will soon be available for licensing from R&H Theatricals, and its score will be published by Imagem Music, each a division of the Imagem Music Group. Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, CARRIE features music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film). (more...)

Anthony Rapp to Bring WITHOUT YOU to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

Anthony Rapp will perform his one-man show, Anthony Rapp: Without You - An Evening of Love, Loss and the Musical Rent, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on August 1-26. (more...)

Nominee Reactions: Celia Keenan-Bolger for STARCATCHER 'It's All Been a Real Gift'
by BWW - May 1, 2012

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER 'I'm really excited! I woke up with my husband and weeks ago I said we'd have a staycation so we're in a hotel that of course didn't have NY1- which I think is hysterical. So, we had to watch it on my phone. This is so great, I care about the show so so much and I've worked on it for so long. These past 3 years have been so special and we weren't sure it would even come to Broadway. It's all been a real gift. I'm sure I'll be on the phone all day. I'm so excited to do the show tonight!' (more...)

Stafford Arima Joins Creative Team for the COMPANY MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013

the COMPANY MEN are honored to announce that Laurence Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima has joined the team as Creative Consultant. Fresh from directing the triumphant, star-studded Ragtime concert at Lincoln Center, Arima brings his creative vision to America's First Mashup Group. (more...)

Sarah Litzsinger and More to Star in SOUTH PACIFIC at Delaware Theatre, 4/10-5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Timeless. Enchanting. Impactful. These three words clearly describe the classic musical SOUTH PACIFIC, coming to the DTC stage April 10th through May 5th. From the hauntingly beautiful first three notes of 'Bali Hai' to the romance of 'Some Enchanted Evening,' it's no surprise that this Rodgers & Hammerstein favorite is one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. (more...)

Patrick Wilson & Katherine Heigl to Lead NORTH OF HELL
by Movies News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

Patrick Wilson and Katherine Heigl are officially set to take a trip just NORTH OF HELL. According to Deadline, the duo have signed on to star in Darko Entertainment's upcoming dark comedy NORTH OF HELL. (more...)

Gerred And Janson Confirmed In ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE At Finborough From April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

A Finborough Theatre commission, the European premiere of the hit Off-Broadway musical ROOMS - A Rock Romance, plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited four-week season from Tuesday 23 April 2013, directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates. (more...)

Patrick Wilson to Guest Star in HBO's GIRLS Season 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

According to TV Line, stage and screen star Patrick Wilson will guest-star as a doctor and possible love interest in the second season of HBO's Girls. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jeremy Kushnier Talks JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Birdland Concert, Solo Album & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 18, 2012

Today we are talking to a supremely gifted performer who can be seen eight times a week on Broadway in the currently running Des McAnuff revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Jeremy Kushnier. Tracing his Broadway trajectory from his memorable debut in FOOTLOOSE back in the late 1990s to his impressive regional theatre and concert work - CHESS to The Dream Engine to Bright Lights, Big City and beyond - to his success touring in AIDA, RENT and others, up to his most recent gig in JERSEY BOYS, Kushnier opens up about his diverse career thus far and what we can expect from him in the future, near and far. Plus, Kushnier analyzes the five roles he has essayed in the current production of SUPERSTAR so far, since he was first brought into the production as a standby and understudy, after all - Jesus, Judas, Pilate and two different priests - and shares his enthusiasm for the dazzling, Tony Award-nominated production - all of this as he prepares for his long-awaited upcoming solo spotlight concert at Birdland on June 18! Additionally, Kushnier shares plans and wishes for a forthcoming solo album, as well as offers his thoughts on GLEE, SMASH and much, much more! (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL #2: Offstage, Onstage, Backstage and Beyond With The Theaterati
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2012

What better way to kick off Sunday-and to celebrate Father's Day!-than with the latest installment of Music City Confidential! Here's where you'll find all the news that's fit to print (or not-depending on your perspective) from Nashville's ever-growing, ever-fascinating live theater industry. Amid the florid prose and flowery praise, you'll find all the stories that don't quite fit anywhere else, some of 'em kind of gossipy, some of 'em stone-cold serious, some of 'em just lists of names you need to know. You'll also find photos from our new "Intermission@" series, details about the latest cast parties and various and sundry minutiae-the veritable flotsam and jetsam-from backstage, onstage, offstage and beyond… (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Eden Espinosa Sings BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's 'Home' on The Broadway Cruise
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2012

Click below to watch Eden Espinosa sing 'Home' from Beauty and the Beast on The Broadway Cruise, accompanied by Seth Rudetsky on piano! (more...)

Exclusive: Crawford, Barrett, Halston, Page Join Tveit, Lansbury, Lazar in ANASTASIA Reading!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

As first reported exclusively by BroadwayWorld, ANASTASIA - A New Musical is being brought to the stage in a 29-hour reading, which entered rehearsals last week, based on the hit 1997 animated motion picture from Fox Animation Studios. The musical, which is in its early stages of development, will feature the five songs from the film along with fifteen new songs written for the stage. Joining the creative team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty will be bookwriter Terrence McNally and music director Ben Cohn. Joining the previously announced cast is Kelli Barrett in the title role of Anya (Anastasia). Patrick Page once again dons the role of the villain, Vladimir. Angela Lansbury will reprise her role from the film as the Empress Maria, and Aaron Tveit will play Dimitri. (more...)

GLAAD's Ross Murray, Missi Pyle and More Set for BARE's TalkOUT Series, Now thru 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

The producers of the new musical Bare have announced the upcoming series of speakers for the January TalkOUT events. Audiences at select performances will be invited to stay after the show to participate in a discussion with some of the foremost leaders in the fight for LGBT equality. This month's special guests will include Ross Murray (GLAAD) with Missi Pyle (BARE's own 'Sister Joan'), Nathan Schaefer (Empire State Pride Agenda), Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Derrick Miller-Handley (The Point Foundation), Rabbi Michael Mellen, The Clementi Family (Tyler Clementi Foundation) and Taylor Trensch with Stafford Arima (BARE's 'Peter' and the show's director). (more...)

Olney Theatre Center Begins Season With SPRING AWAKENING, 2/7-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2013

Spring Awakening, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, will open Olney Theatre Center 75th Anniversary Season playing on the Mainstage February 7 - March 10, 2013. (more...)

GLAAD's Ross Murray, Missi Pyle and More Set for BARE's TalkOUT Series, 1/9-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

The producers of the new musical Bare have announced the upcoming series of speakers for the January TalkOUT events. Audiences at select performances will be invited to stay after the show to participate in a discussion with some of the foremost leaders in the fight for LGBT equality. This month's special guests will include Ross Murray (GLAAD) with Missi Pyle (BARE's own 'Sister Joan'), Nathan Schaefer (Empire State Pride Agenda), Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Derrick Miller-Handley (The Point Foundation), Rabbi Michael Mellen, The Clementi Family (Tyler Clementi Foundation) and Taylor Trensch with Stafford Arima (BARE's 'Peter' and the show's director). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Talk FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Sandy Hook Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2013

In the video below, go behind the scenes at 'From Broadway With Love'. Click below to watch interviews with composer Frank Wildhorn, co-conceiver and producer Van Dean, Richard Kind and Christine Ebersole, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Phillip Boykin, Marc Shaiman, Nikki Blonsky, Brooke Tansley and many more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Cerveris & NHS Chamber Choir Sing 'Sunday' at FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2013

'From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook' took place yesterday, January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut. The evening was a concert of love and healing for the Newtown community from the composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway together with over 100 students from several Newtown dance groups and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. All proceeds and donations go directly to United Way of Western Connecticut's Sandy Hook School Support Fund. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marc Shaiman, Michael Cerveris and More Set for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Newtown Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

'From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook' will take place 7:00 pm tonight, January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut. The evening will be a concert of love and healing for the Newtown community from the composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway together with over 100 students from several Newtown dance groups and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. All proceeds and donations will go directly to United Way of Western Connecticut's Sandy Hook School Support Fund. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brooke Tansley Previews FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2013

'From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook' will take place 7:00 pm on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut. The evening will be a concert of love and healing for the Newtown community from the composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway together with over 100 students from several Newtown dance groups and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. All proceeds and donations will go directly to United Way of Western Connecticut's Sandy Hook School Support Fund. In the video below, Connecticut native and Broadway vteran Brooke Tansley gives a special preview of the show, singing 'Someone Like You' from Jekyll & Hyde. Check it out below! (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marc Shaiman, Michael Cerveris and More Set for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Newtown Benefit, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

"From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook" will take place 7:00 pm on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut. The evening will be a concert of love and healing for the Newtown community from the composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway together with over 100 students from several Newtown dance groups and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. All proceeds and donations will go directly to United Way of Western Connecticut's Sandy Hook School Support Fund. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING Opens Olney Theatre Center's 75th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

Spring Awakening, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, officially opens Olney Theatre Center's 75th Anniversary Season tomorrow night and runs through March 10, 2013. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Patrick Wilson Guests on HBO's GIRLS
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

This Sunday's all-new episode of HBO's award-winning series GIRLS entitled "One Man's Trash" features actor Patrick Wilson ('A Gifted Man,' 'The Switch') as 'Joshua', a Brooklyn doctor to whom Hannah finds herself inexorably drawn. Check out the sneak peek below! (more...)

Stefan Ruzowitzky in Talks to Direct Baldwin, Wilson in CAUGHT STEALING
by Movies News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

Oscar-winner Stefan Ruzowitzky (THE COUNTERFEITERS, DEADFALL) is in late negotiations to direct Alec Baldwin and Patrick Wilson in CAUGHT STEALING, Myriad Pictures announced today. The film, based on the first novel of Charlie Huston's The Henry Thompson Triology, was scripted by David Hayter. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Olney Theatre Center's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Spring Awakening, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, will open Olney Theatre Center 75th Anniversary Season playing on the Mainstage February 7 - March 10, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Happy 35th Birthday to Eden Espinosa!
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2013

Happy 35th Birthday, Eden Espinosa! Espinosa celebrated her birthday yesterday, February 2. In celebration of this day, we bring you performances from throughout Espinosa's career! (more...)

Tony Nominee Orfeh Co-Hosts 2013 COLUMN Awards in Dallas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

The Board of Directors and Executive Director/Producer/Founder of THE COLUMN Awards Organization, John Garcia, have announced that Tony Award nominee, Broadway sensation Orfeh will be their special guest star and Co-host for the 14th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala. The extravaganza event will be held tonight, February 25, 2013 at the Carpenter Theatre at the Irving Arts Center. (more...)

Astoria PAC Presents LOVE TRAPEZOID 2/10-11, 2/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is set to present an APAC Workshop of Matt Schatz's Love Trapezoid, directed by APAC Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik. (more...)

Tony Nominee Orfeh to Co-Host 2013 COLUMN Awards in Dallas, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

The Board of Directors and Executive Director/Producer/Founder of THE COLUMN Awards Organization, John Garcia, have announced today that Tony Award nominee, Broadway sensation Orfeh will be their special guest star and Co-host for the 14th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala. The extravaganza event will be held on Monday February 25, 2013 at the Carpenter Theatre at the Irving Arts Center. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Twenty Takes Of Triple-Threat Patrick Wilson
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 9, 2012

As a companion column to this weekend's extensive, exclusive InDepth InterView with Broadway and Hollywood star Patrick Wilson, today, let's take a look at twenty takes (or so) of this versatile and multi-talented stage and screen star in a vast array of impressive roles - everything from showing off his vocal chops with a live duet of an Andrew Lloyd Webber anthem from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with SHAMELESS star Emmy Rossum to showing it all with a fully-bared FULL MONTY performance to trailers for some of his most impressive film performances (ANGELS IN AMERICA, LITTLE CHILDREN, HARD CANDY, WATCHMEN and INSIDIOUS among them) to his most recent work in PROMETHEUS, YOUNG ADULT and the forthcoming THE CONJURING. Plus, a charming GAP ad with Claire Danes, a hilarious College Humor Clip, the National Anthem and much, much more! (more...)

Exclusive InDepth InterView: Patrick Wilson Talks BROADWAY BLOWS BACK Benefit, INSIDIOUS 2, Broadway, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 8, 2012

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's most remarkable breakout stars to have crossed over into Hollywood with an impressive film career following his superlative work in the Mike Nichols-directed HBO production of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2002, the affable and incredibly talented Patrick Wilson. While looking ahead to Monday's BROADWAY BLOWS BACK benefit concert in aid of Hurricane Sandy relief, Wilson and I take a look back at his career onstage and onscreen thus far, with an emphasis on the diverse range and commendable dedication to character he has displayed since his memorable first starring roles on Broadway - from BRIGHT LIGHTS< BIG CITY to OKLAHOMA! to THE FULL MONTY, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK and ALL MY SONS onstage to his aforementioned Joe Pitt in ANGELS to roles in HARD CANDY with Ellen Page, LITTLE CHILDREN with Kate Winslet, WATCHMEN with fellow recent InDepth InterView participant Carla Gugino to last year's YOUNG ADULT and this year's PROMETHEUS, Wilson can clearly do it all. Additionally, Wilson reflects on his work with Andrew Lloyd Webber on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as well as shares thoughts on other roles he would enjoy playing someday (Joe Gillis in SUNSET BOULEVARD perhaps?) and shares stories from the set of GLEE and AMERICAN HORROR STORY creator Ryan Murphy's first feature film, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS. Plus, thoughts on how Broadway has changed thus far in the new century, immediate plans for the future and much, much more! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Sharon Leal Talks Upcoming Films, TV Series, Broadway, Hollywood, DREAMGIRLS & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 22, 2012

Today we are talking to a tremendously talented triple-threat star all about her many recent and upcoming endeavors, including the forthcoming feature films ADDICTED, 1982 and THE LAST LETTER, as well as the pilot for a new TV series, GUILTY, and, of course, her debut solo album project - the magnetic and beautiful Sharon Leal. In addition to discussing many aspects of her films to date and her starry assortment of co-stars and collaborators on them - Jennifer Hudson, Bill Condon, Bernie Mac, Samuel L. Jackson, Pam Grier, Chris Brown, McG and Cuba Gooding, Jr. included - Leal and I also discuss her theatrically-attuned work thus far in her career, having appeared on Broadway in RENT, as well as in starring in Bright Lights, Big City, regional work and in a prominent featured role as part of the big screen film adaptation of DREAMGIRLS. Plus, Leal recounts her fruitful artistic and romantic relationship with recent fellow InDepth InterView participant, choreographer/director Paul Becker, and also outlines her plans for the future, near and far, as she anticipates continuing work on her solo album project and promoting her many current projects while taking a temporary holiday break - all of that and much, much more awaits! (more...)

BREAKING: Norbert Leo Butz-Led BIG FISH to Play 5-Week Engagement at Chicago's Oriental Theatre; Opens 4/21
by BWW - Dec 18, 2012

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, will star Norbert Leo Butz as Edward Bloom, and have its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street) in a limited 5-week engagement beginning performances Tuesday, April 2, 2013, opening Sunday, April 21, 2013, and playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013. Tickets on sale Monday, February 4, 2013. (more...)

GIANT Original Cast Album Coming in Spring 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the cast of the acclaimed epic musical GIANT will enter the recording studio in January to create an original cast album, which will be released by Ghostlight Records in spring 2013. GIANT officially opened at The Public on November 15 and features a book by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, and direction by Michael Greif. The show will end its limited run at The Public Theater at Astor Place on Sunday, December 16 following a final two-week extension. (more...)

Photo Blast from the Past: Patrick Wilson
by Walter McBride - Dec 10, 2012

Today, we're featuring Patrick Wilson circa 2001. On stage, Wilson has appeared in Broadway's All My Sons, Barefoot in the Park, Something Good, Oklahoma!, Dreamgirls, The Full Monty and The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm. Off-Broadway he has taken the stage in Tenderloin, Bright Lights, Big City, and toured with the national cast of Carousel. Wilson has also appeared in a Minnesota production of Romeo and Juliet, as well as a New York production of Finian's Rinbow, a regional show Lucky in the Rain, and many more. (more...)

Stafford Arima Set to Direct RAGTIME Concert at Lincoln Center, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2012

Manhattan Concert Productions has just announced Stafford Arima as Stage Director for a concert performance of Ragtime The Musical in New York's Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on February 18, 2013. Nominated for an Olivier Award for his direction of the West End premiere of Ragtime, Arima will now stage direct a whole host of Broadway stars with full chorus in a concert performance of Ragtime The Musical. (more...)

Michael J. Fox to Star in New NBC Comedy Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

Iconic film and television star Michael J. Fox, a current double Emmy nominee, is making his long-awaited return to series television on NBC, the network where it all began 30 years ago with 'Family Ties,' it was announced yesterday by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS to Open at Astoria Performing Arts Center, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2013

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) has announced Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. BLOOD BROTHERS will play a limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road.) Performances begin Thursday, May 2 and continue through Saturday, May 18. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Close Its Season With CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) closes its 2012-2013 season with the eagerly anticipated Arizona premiere of Bruce Norris' multi-award-winning, provocative new comedy, "Clybourne Park." Performances will be held at The Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix May 2 through May 19, 2013. ATC season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. Phoenix production sponsor is Zazu Pannee Park Regent. (more...)

EVITA's Isabela Moner Launches RocketHub Campaign for New Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

11-year-old Broadway actress, musician, and performer Isabela Moner announced today the launch of a RocketHub campaign to raise funds for her new album celebrating her passion for Broadway, her Latin American heritage and her love for music. The album will feature Isabela's own compositions and collaborations, as well as newly arranged covers of classic songs and modern hits, and will be released this summer. (more...)

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