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Christine Ebersole Returns to 54 Below This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

54 Below is proud to present two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole in an exciting new show to open the fall season. (more...)

Shakespeare Talks Return to The Pearl With 'Directing Shakespeare' 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

The Shakespeare Society and The Pearl Theatre Company present SHAKESPEARE TALKS: DIRECTING SHAKESPEARE featuring Arin Arbus and Rebecca Taichman Monday, Sept. 15th at 7pm. (more...)

Two Fanny Brices to Share the Stage 9/08-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Theater-goers may be seeing double in the coming week as two different actresses-one in her 60s, the other in her teens-offer radically different interpretations of the same role, portraying legendary singing comedienne Fanny Brice. Both seasoned pro Patricia Dell, 63, and rising newcomer Chloe Brooks, 17, will appear in productions of ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa's musical play "One Night with Fanny Brice." (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Realm's MY MANANA COMES
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 5, 2014

The Playwrights Realm's production of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin and directed by Chay Yew opened last night, September 4, 2014 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 5, 2014

Signature Theatre presents The Wayside Motor Inn by A.R. Gurney, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The production will now play through Sunday, September 28, 2014. The Wayside Motor Inn began performances on August 12 and opened last night, September 4, in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal & THE REAL THING Company Meet the Press!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 5, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold. The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,'Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixonas 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max,' begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities. Check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

Langford and Wilmot Join DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS From Sep 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The critically acclaimed and Best New Musical of 2014, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is proud to announce that West End musical theatre legends Bonnie Langford (Spamalot, Chicago, Cats, Dr Who, Just William, Bugsy Malone) and Gary Wilmot (The Pajama Game, Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Me and My Girl) will be waltzing their way into the show at The Savoy Theatre from 16 September 2014. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 30 - September 5
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 5, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include meet the press events for ON THE TOWN, Christine Ebersole at 54 Below, the new cast members of CINDERELLA, and more! (more...)

Cortland Rep to Welcome 1950s Tribute Band The Rave-Ons for Fundraiser, 9/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Due to the overwhelming popularity, Cortland Repertory Theatre has arranged for a return engagement of the 1950's Pop Hit Tribute band The RAVE-ONS for two fall concerts as a fund raiser for their Capital Campaign. (more...)

Verna Gillis to Bring 'TALES FROM GERIASSIC PARK' to United Solo, 10/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

This past June Verna Gillis turned 72...and this fall, the writer & performer will offer three performances of her laugh-out-loud solo show TALES FROM GERIASSIC PARK - On the Verge of Extinction as a part of the United Solo Theatre Festival (10/5 at 6pm) and the She-Devil Comedy Festival (10/22 at 7:30pm & 10/23 at 7pm). (more...)

Ronan Raftery Joins Cast of Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as "Henry," Maggie Gyllenhaal as "Annie," Cynthia Nixon as "Charlotte" and Josh Hamilton as "Max." (more...)

Tickets to The New Group's STICKS AND BONES Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Tickets are on sale beginning September 4 for David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, the production launching The New Group's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Scott Elliott, this production features Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman. Previews begin Tuesday, October 21 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, November 6. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through December 14 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Signature Theatre's THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Signature Theatre presents The Wayside Motor Inn by A.R. Gurney, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The production will now play through Sunday, September 28, 2014. The Wayside Motor Inn began performances on August 12 and opens tonight, September 4, in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the First Day of Rehearsal for NEWSIES National Tour; Dan DeLuca Set to Lead - Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions just announced full casting for 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. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm's MY MAÑANA COMES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Playwrights Realm's World Premiere production of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin, directed by Chay Yew, opens tonight, September 4, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). The show runs through September 20th, 2014 only. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Ebersole Previews BIG NEWS FROM WINNETKA at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Sep 3, 2014

54 Below will soon present two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole in an exciting new show to open the fall season (September 8-18). Currently starring on the hit TBS comedy series Sullivan & Son, Christine Ebersole returns to the New York nightclub scene with her first new show in two years. From pop to Broadway, and a few standards and jazz in between, the new show features Musical Director Bette Sussman (Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, Darlene Love, Whitney Houston) and a full band. Check out photos from Ebersole's preview event below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature's THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 3, 2014

Signature Theatre presents The Wayside Motor Inn by A.R. Gurney, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The production will now play through Sunday, September 28, 2014. The Wayside Motor Inn began performances on August 12 and opens this Thursday, September 4 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

INDIAN INK, Starring Rosemary Harris, Begins Previews Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company will present Tony Award-winner Rosemary Harris in the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. Indian Ink begins previews tomorrow, September 4, and officially opens on Tuesday, September 30, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). (more...)

Signature Theatre's 'World of the Play' Continues for AND I AND SILENCE, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the continuation of the "World of the Play" series with a panel of experts discussing Women Prisoners and America's Incarceration Crisis. This event is presented in conjunction with the U.S. Premiere of AND I AND SILENCE by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod, and will take place on Saturday, September 13 at 4:15 p.m. in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The event is free and open to the general public (no reservations required). (more...)

Jessica Grove to Lead Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN, Begin. 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Prospect Theater Company will present The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. (more...)

Matthew LaBanca's GOOD ENOUGH to Make World Premiere This Fall at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Good Enough comes to NYC's Theatre Row for three performances this fall: September 22, October 5, and October 7. Written and performed by Broadway actor Matthew LaBanca, and directed by Kira Simring, Good Enough is a current Bestseller in the United Solo Theatre Festival. (more...)

THE TALL BOY Begins 9/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Tandy Cronyn will star in THE TALL BOY, a play by Simon Bent based on the short story 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle. It is directed by Bruch Reed, based on original staging by David Hammond. It will be presented Sept. 24 and November 2 at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival (more...)

Under the Streetlamp to Return to Columbus, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

With the mantra "Retro never sounded so now," Under the Streetlamp harmoniously blends the diverse talents of Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, and Shonn Wiley to perform classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s with the perfect balance of tender ballads and uptempo classics, all done with the same signature harmonies and slick dance moves that have made them irresistible. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo for Signature Theatre's THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, Opening This Week
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2014

Signature Theatre presents The Wayside Motor Inn by A.R. Gurney, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The production will now play through Sunday, September 28, 2014. The Wayside Motor Inn began performances on August 12 and opens this Thursday, September 4 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a new trailer for the production below! (more...)

'BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY' Delayed Due To Casting Issues?
by Alan Henry - Sep 2, 2014

Marlene Smith's production of BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY may be on hold until further notice. Tickets for the production, which was scheduled to play the Elgin Theatre, were set to go on sale on August 27th - but are not currently available according to Ticketmaster. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Phillip James Brannon, Jessica Frances Dukes and More in BOOTYCANDY at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

BOOTYCANDY, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, is being presented in its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street) as the opening production of the company's 2014/2015 Season. Opening Night is Wednesday, September 10, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Primary Stages' POOR BEHAVIOR Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Jamie deRoy and Barry Feirstein, present the New York premiere of Poor Behavior, a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Mauritius, The Understudy, creator of NBC's 'Smash'). Poor Behavior concludes its limited engagement this Sunday September 7 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42nd Street project (229 West 42nd Street). (more...)

THE RIME to Play United Solo Festival, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

THE RIME, a captivating one man theatricalization of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem, featuring Gabriel Portuondo, World Premiere, Monday, September 22 at 7:30 PM, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival. (more...)

MADE IN CONGO Set for United Solo Festival, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

An epic journey into the heart of Africa! Canadian hit play MADE IN CONGO will have its US premiere as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival on November 5, 2014 at Theatre Row on Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HEDWIG's Lena Hall Sings 'The Best' at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2014

HEDWIG star Lena Hall performed 'The Best' at Broadway Sessions on June 19th, 2014. Watch her sing below! (more...)

Courtney Reed and More ALADDIN Cast Members Set for Broadway Sessions, 9/04
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Broadway Sessions returns with cast of ALADDIN on September 4, 2014. Broadway Sessions takes place every Thursday evening at The Laurie Beechman Theater inside The West Bank Cafe located at 407 west 42nd Street (corner of 42nd Street and 9th avenue). 212-695-6909. Doors open at 10pm for open mic. Showtime at 11. $5 drink specials all night. $5 cover includes a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already 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 JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Elena Shaddow, Aspects of Andrew: Lloyd Webber, Broadway on 22nd Street, Molly Ryan 'Come Up and See Me Sometime' a Cheeky Tribute to Mae West, and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Craig Jessup Sings THE GLORY OF LOVE, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Acclaimed Bay Area crooner Craig Jessup returns to the concert stage with another collection of classics from the Great American Songbook on September 19 at 8pm at 142 Throckmorton Theatre (142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley). (more...)

Emily Marsh Stars in United Solo Performance, TRANSFIXED BY THE DAHLIA, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Transfixed By the Dahlia, starring Emily Marsh, will be playing at Theatre Row Studios 410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036 Sept 20th at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already 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 THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

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

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

WORDLESS STORIES Set for United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

WORDLESS STORIES - The celebrated Romanian one-man-show premieres in the US as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival. (more...)

Lesli Margherita & Alexis Fishman to Join Patty & Emily at The Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

After two successful shows in the winter, Patty & Emily are bringing their special brand of fangirl enthusiasm to The Laurie Beechman! Join in the obsessive Broadway chat with this late night talk show. Patty & Emily, along with their music director Jeremy Robin Lyons, will welcome Broadway guests Lesli Margherita, Alexis Fishman, and more for performances and interviews, all the while gushing over them embarrassingly. There will be gasping, laughing, probably a lot of tears, and a whole lot of Broadway love. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Sean J. Quinn's MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES to Make World Premiere at Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Producers announced today that the new dark comedy, MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES, written bySean J. Quinn and directed by Brian Cichocki will make its world premiere in a four-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Previews begin on Thursday, September 25, 2014 and opening night is set for Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com/1-800-447-7400. (more...)

World Premiere of THE JOURNEY OF A BOMBSHELL: THE INA RAY HUTTON STORY Set for 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Journey of a Bombshell: The Ina Ray Hutton Story will premiere at the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) October 4th, 9th and 23rd at 9:00pm. Written and performed by Melissa Ritz, the one-woman play with music and tap dancing explores the incredible life of one of entertainment history's most dynamic women. Julie Kline directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Off-Broadway's MY MANANA COMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Playwrights Realm's production of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin and directed by Chay Yew opens on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with TACT's THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company, presents the first New York revival in 30 years of The Killing of Sister George, the controversial 1964 play by Frank Marcus. The first production of the company's 22nd Season will be directed by TACT Company Member Drew Barr, who directed the company's Fall 2012 production of Brian Friel's Lovers. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm. Performances will continue through November 1, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES to Play Limited Engagement Off-Broadway, Begin. 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Producers announced today that the new dark comedy, MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES, written by Sean J. Quinn and directed by Brian Cichocki will make its world premiere in a four-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Previews begin on Thursday, September 25, 2014 and opening night is set for Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com/1-800-447-7400. (more...)

Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Taylor Beyer and More to Star in TUTS Underground's REEFER MADNESS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Mary Jane and friends are coming to town! TUTS Underground is taking you on a hilarious, psychedelic journey through Reefer Madness, Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Inspired by the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows the hysterical downward spiral that arises when a group of clean-cut kids fall prey to the dreaded marijuana, and we're here to tell you who those crazy kids are. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD to Open at TheatreWorks in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the gripping Broadway musical SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This masterpiece, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, tells the darkly thrilling tale of a 19th century barber's bloody vengeance. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, the devious purveyor of "the worst pies in London," the cruelly wronged Mr. Todd exacts grisly revenge on the residents of London. Theatreworks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will direct this eight-time Tony Award-winning thrill-ride.SWEENEY TODD plays October 8 - November 2, 2014 (press opening October 11) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton Directs and Choreographs at Surflight Theatre, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Michael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, will direct and choreograph the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, tonight, August 27-September 14. (more...)

OSTC Receives Six Motif Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

On Monday, August 25, 2014, the Motif Magazine Theater Awards were presented at a ceremony held at Fete in Providence, RI. Since 2006, Motif Magazine has recognized excellence in local theater at many different levels - including Professional (Equity), Semi-Professional (Non-Equity) and Community. This year's awards included productions which were presented between July 2013 and June 2014. Ocean State Theatre Company is proud to have been recognized with a total of six awards - four of which were for their critically acclaimed production of Les Miserables. (more...)

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