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WAKE UP with BWW 9/9/14 - Keke and Sherri Join CINDERELLA, THE COUNTRY HOUSE Begins and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/9/14 - Keke and Sherri Join CINDERELLA, THE COUNTRY HOUSE Begins and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 9, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Keke Palmer steps into CINDERELLA's glass slippers tonight, THE COUNTRY HOUSE begins previews, a whole slew of off-Broadway shows begin performances, Jujamcyn Theaters dim their lights to honor Joan Rivers and more! (more...)

Breaking News: James Corden-Led A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Revival PostponedBreaking News: James Corden-Led A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Revival Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony winner James Corden will be the new host of THE LATE LATE SHOW. Corden - a multi-faceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theater, film and comedy - will take the reins of the daily late night show in 2015.While that means good news for late night television audiences, it strikes a blow to the producers of the planned Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' in which Corden was to star. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Direct From Signature with Matthew GardinerBWW Interviews: Direct From Signature with Matthew Gardiner
by Ellen Burns - Sep 8, 2014

The soul of an artist is on full display in Signature Theatre's 14-15 season-opening production of Sunday in the Park with George, and you'll find the artist's soul behind the scenes in Matthew Gardiner, Associate Artistic Director of Signature Theatre, and the show's director. (more...)

World Premiere of New Play COMEDY IS HARD! Starring Micky Dolenz and Joyce DeWitt Starts Previews 9/26 at Ivoryton Playhouse

AT THE IVORYTON PLAYHOUSEWorld Premiere of New Play COMEDY IS HARD! Starring Micky Dolenz and Joyce DeWitt Starts Previews 9/26 at Ivoryton Playhouse AT THE IVORYTON PLAYHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

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The Rep to Continue 48th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 10/15-11/9The Rep to Continue 48th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 10/15-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare and directed by Paul Mason Barnes. This enchanting play will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, October 15-November 9, 2014. (more...)

Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen to Bring MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT to Colorado State, 10/4Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen to Bring MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT to Colorado State, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Broadway stars Nat Chandler (Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of The Opera) and Teri Dale Hansen (Boys from Syracuse, Show Boat) will be appearing with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra (under conductor Dr. Jacob Chi) in MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT Saturday, October 4th at 7:30pm in Hoag Recital Hall on the campus of Colorado State University -- Pueblo. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: World Regional Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Is Expertly Done, Coolly ReceivedBWW REVIEWS: World Regional Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Is Expertly Done, Coolly Received
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 28, 2014

David Yazbek has shown himself to be a Broadway composer-lyricist to be reckoned with, after a splashy debut with 2000's "The Full Monty," and a meaningful follow-up with 2005's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Both film adaptations, they won Drama Desk Awards for him, as well as Tony nominations. 2010's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", also a film adaptation, was Tony-nominated for its score as well, though it suffered a truncated run of only 69 performances. Theatre at the Center in the Chicago suburb of Munster, Indiana, is the location for the show's world regional premiere. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 10/2-26Flat Rock Playhouse to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 10/2-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse and Eblen-Kimmel Charities presents the Tony Award winning musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, from October 2 - October 26 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. Part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love,' presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer Broadway's greatest farce and one of the funniest musicals ever written, created by the legendary Stephen Sondheim and Larry Gelbart. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!Chilina Kennedy Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!
by Alan Henry - Sep 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld wishes to congratulate Chilina Kennedy on the birth of her son, Henry Benjamin Kennedy James. Henry was born earlier today weighing in at 8lbs and 6 oz's. (more...)

BETTER LATE Now Playing at Off Broadway PalmBETTER LATE Now Playing at Off Broadway Palm
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents Better Late playing now through November 1, 2014. This funny, yet touching, comedy is written by Larry Gelbart. Gelbart's other credits include the TV comedy M*A*S*H*, the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and the film Tootsie. (more...)

Mitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes TheatreMitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel, presented by Neil Gooding in association with Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

Will Chilina Kennedy Be Broadway's Next 'Carole King'? Jessie Mueller to Lead BEAUTIFUL National Tour?Will Chilina Kennedy Be Broadway's Next 'Carole King'? Jessie Mueller to Lead BEAUTIFUL National Tour?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

According to the Toronto Star, Chilna Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut in 2012's Jesus Christ Superstar, will soon be filling Tony winner Jessie Mueller's shoes. The Toronto-based actress will reportedly join the Broadway production of BEAUTIFUL as 'Carole King' in early 2015, when current star Mueller leaves to lead the national tour. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater has extended Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub to Thursday, October 16. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

Isabel Rose to Celebrate TROUBLE IN PARADISE Album Release at 54 Below, 10/1Isabel Rose to Celebrate TROUBLE IN PARADISE Album Release at 54 Below, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Isabel Rose, as she celebrates the release of her CD 'Trouble In Paradise.' The album, distributed by RED (a division of Sony Entertainment), is produced by the legendary Bob Rock, and inspired by a time when America was aglow with Kennedy's Camelot by day, and lit by the lights of Rat Pack Vegas by night. Isabel will be performing at 54 Below on Wednesday, October 1st at 9:30pm. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Through Jan 2015SUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Through Jan 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has extended its run until 31 January 2015. The show begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014. (more...)

Super Summer Theatre Begins Classes at the New Studios for the Performing ArtsSuper Summer Theatre Begins Classes at the New Studios for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

A long-standing Las Vegas institution for almost forty years, Super Summer Theatre has entertained over a million audience members with its highly polished Broadway-style plays and musicals. Now they are proud to announce the opening of their new professional training program: Super Summer Theatre Studios for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/9-18Seattle Musical Theatre to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Seattle Musical Theatre is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the American premiere of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, music, lyrics, and book by Richard O'Brien. With Director Steven Fogell at the helm and with music direction by Kim Dare, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW runs October 9-18, 2014 at Magnuson Park. Tickets ($25) are available at www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Kennedy Center Seeks Nominations for 2015 Sondheim Inspirational Teacher AwardsKennedy Center Seeks Nominations for 2015 Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking nominations for the 2015 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards -a series of annual grants that recognize inspiring teachers in any field of education across the United States. Now entering their fifth year, the awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010. The program was initiated and funded through the generous support of arts philanthropists and friends of Mr. Sondheim, Freddie and Myrna Gershon. (more...)

Imelda Staunton to Lead Chicester Festival's GYPSY this AutumnImelda Staunton to Lead Chicester Festival's GYPSY this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Gypsy opens at Chichester this autumn with Imelda Staunton leading a stellar cast as the indomitable Mama Rose, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest female musical roles. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's SWEENEY TODD, Starring David Girolmo, Opens TonightPorchlight Music Theatre's SWEENEY TODD, Starring David Girolmo, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre's mainstage 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim commences with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, direction by Porchlight Managing Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, now through November 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Opening/press night is tonight, Oct, 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is an intimate evening with Creator and his creationsBWW Reviews: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is an intimate evening with Creator and his creations
by Jade Kops - Oct 4, 2014

Squabbalogic's production of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM helps to answer the question that the NEW YORK magazine posed in 1994, "Is Stephen Sondheim God?". The revue of Sondheim's work, originally conceived and directed in 2010 by James Lapine, who has had a long connection with the composer, takes the audience on a journey through Sondheim's life, his creations, and creative process, all narrated by Sondheim himself by way of video recordings and archive footage projected onto a large screen above the stage. (more...)

Porchlight Extends SWEENEY TODD Through 11/16Porchlight Extends SWEENEY TODD Through 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce that, due to capacity audience response, the first production of the mainstage 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, has been extended through Sunday, Nov. 16 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Cast of SUNNY AFTERNOON Records Album; First Tracks ReleasedCast of SUNNY AFTERNOON Records Album; First Tracks Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical, which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has released seven preview tracks from the official cast recording album, released later this month. All 29 tracks on the album are performed entirely by members of the company, with John Dagleish as Ray Davies, George Maguire as Dave Davies, Ned Derrington as Pete Quaife and Adam Sopp as Mick Avory. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Names New Artistic DirectorFlat Rock Playhouse Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The Board of Trustees of Flat Rock Playhouse has announced that Lisa K. Bryant has been named the fourth Artistic Director in the 62 year history of the theater. Bryant has been serving as the Playhouse's Acting Artistic Director since May and prior to that was the Associate Artistic Director beginning in 2012. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Celebrate 50 Years of Tradition with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 11/7-23Seattle Musical Theatre to Celebrate 50 Years of Tradition with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Seattle Musical Theatre is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most beloved musicals in history, nine-time Tony Award winner FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. With Director Scot Charles Anderson at the helm and with music direction by Mark Press and Nancy Press, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF runs November 7-23, 2014 at Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley Visits Isabel Rose at 54 BelowPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley Visits Isabel Rose at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Last night, October 1, Isabel Rose celebrated the release of her CD 'Trouble In Paradise' at 54 Below. The album, distributed by RED (a division of Sony Entertainment), is produced by the legendary Bob Rock, and inspired by a time when America was aglow with Kennedy's Camelot by day, and lit by the lights of Rat Pack Vegas by night. Betty Buckley stopped by Rose's show and you can check out a photo of the pair below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/17/14 - GRAND CONCOURSE Off-Broadway, Joely in BELLE OF AMHERST and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/17/14 - GRAND CONCOURSE Off-Broadway, Joely in BELLE OF AMHERST and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: GRAND CONCOURSE begins tonight, THE BELLE OF AMHERST with Joely Richardson opens on Sunday and more! (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, 10/29-11/16Ivoryton Playhouse to Present SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Ivoryton favorite Bruce Connelly returns to the Playhouse stage on October 29th, in the hit Broadway show, Say Goodnight Gracie. This stunning tour de force invites you to spend an hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world's favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns, who spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history. Say Goodnight Gracie was Broadway's third longest running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for BEST PLAY and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for BEST PLAY. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

Way Off Broadway's 20th Anniversary Revue to Run 10/24-11/15Way Off Broadway's 20th Anniversary Revue to Run 10/24-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The entire 2014 Season has been a year of celebration for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre as it marks its 20th Anniversary Season. Since Way Off Broadway first opened it has been one of the region's most established and respected theatre organizations. To this day, it is the Frederick-area's only year-round producing theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Glorious INTO THE WOODS at freeFallBWW Reviews: Glorious INTO THE WOODS at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Oct 13, 2014

This beautifully surreal production of INTO THE WOODS is the finest production of a Sondheim musical I have had the pleasure of seeing on the stage. (more...)

Scoop! New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical Confirmed to Be in the Works; Based on Two FilmsScoop! New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical Confirmed to Be in the Works; Based on Two Films
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 11, 2014

Confirming previously reported rumors, the new project will be a collaboration between Sondheim and contemporary American playwright David Ives. The project, whose title was not announced, will be based on two classic films by Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel. The two separate films will be the basis for one complete story which the characters will exist in seamlessly. The first half will be based on The 1972 film 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie' and the second half will be based on the 1962 film 'The Exterminating Angel.' (more...)

Stephen Sondheim prepara un musical basado en la obra de Luis BuñuelStephen Sondheim prepara un musical basado en la obra de Luis Buñuel
by Roberto Rodríguez - Oct 11, 2014

El prestigioso compositor norteamericano Stephen Sondheim ha confirmado que se encuentra trabajando en un nuevo musical, que contará con libreto del dramaturgo David Ives, y que estará basado en dos películas del cineasta español Luis Buñuel : 'El discreto encanto de la burguesia' y 'El angel exterminador'. (more...)

Gad, Parsons to Star in Broadway Revival of Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM?Gad, Parsons to Star in Broadway Revival of Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM?
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 8, 2014

It appears that the powers that be may be looking to well-known TV stars, including 'Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons and 'Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

Theatre Legend Ethel Merman to Come to Life at Stoneham Theatre, 8/21-24Theatre Legend Ethel Merman to Come to Life at Stoneham Theatre, 8/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Everything's coming up Merman from August 21-24, 2014, as Stoneham Theatre presents Ethel Merman's Broadway, the Award-Winning, critically acclaimed musical celebration of Broadway's greatest singer: Ethel Merman! Stage and TV star Rita McKenzie recreates the amazing life of 'La Merm,' with songs from such hit musicals as Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Hello, Dolly!, and more. You'll hear all of Merman's hits-such iconic songs as: 'I Got Rhythm'; 'I Get a Kick Out of You'; 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries'; 'Everything's Coming Up Roses'; and, of course, 'There's No Business Like Show Business.' (more...)

SWEENEY TODD to Open at TheatreWorks in OctoberSWEENEY 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...)

Bailey And Pitt-Pulford Return With MARRY ME A LITTLE, St James Theatre, Oct 6-11Bailey And Pitt-Pulford Return With MARRY ME A LITTLE, St James Theatre, Oct 6-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed sell-out run this August, Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me a Little will return to St. James Studio for an extra week of performances from Monday 6 - Saturday 11 October 2014, it was announced today. (more...)

LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK to Premiere at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, 9/18LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK to Premiere at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Chinless Productions and Eric & Christine Kovac present the World Premiere of an unauthorized parody, LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK, written by Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon, musical direction by DeReau K. Farrar, choreography by Heather Ashleigh Rivers and directed by Steven Brandon. (more...)

Jason Alexander Makes Houston Symphony Debut, 9/5Jason Alexander Makes Houston Symphony Debut, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

On September 5, 6 and 7, the multi-talented singer, actor and comedian Jason Alexander will make his Houston Symphony debut with An Evening of Comedy & Song, led by Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski. While best known for his iconic portrayal of "George Costanza" in the ground-breaking hit TV show Seinfeld, Alexander returns to his Tony Award-winning roots for a night of music and laughs as he reminisces about his remarkable and versatile career on the stage and screen. Bringing his singular brand of entertainment, Alexander kicks off the 2014-15 POPS Season by performing such Broadway hits as "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, "Trouble" from The Music Man, "Magic To Do/Corner of the Sky" from Pippin and "Shiksa Goddess" from The Last Five Years as well as three new musical medleys. This concert is made possible in part through the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall and BBVA Compass. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel Among Music Icons to Receive ASCAP Centennial AwardsStephen Sondheim, Billy Joel Among Music Icons to Receive ASCAP Centennial Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Those confirmed to receive this prestigious accolade are ASCAP members Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Stevie Wonder. (more...)

Tony Winner Jason Alexander to Make Houston Symphony Debut Next MonthTony Winner Jason Alexander to Make Houston Symphony Debut Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

On September 5, 6 and 7, the multi-talented singer, actor and comedian Jason Alexander will make his Houston Symphony debut with An Evening of Comedy & Song, led by Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski. While best known for his iconic portrayal of "George Costanza" in the ground-breaking hit TV show Seinfeld, Alexander returns to his Tony Award-winning roots for a night of music and laughs as he reminisces about his remarkable and versatile career on the stage and screen. Bringing his singular brand of entertainment, Alexander kicks off the 2014-15 POPS Season by performing such Broadway hits as "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, "Trouble" from The Music Man, "Magic To Do/Corner of the Sky" from Pippin and "Shiksa Goddess" from The Last Five Years as well as three new musical medleys. This concert is made possible in part through the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall and BBVA Compass. (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane on 'Birdcage' Co-Star Robin Williams: 'Nobody Was More Kind Or Generous'VIDEO: Nathan Lane on 'Birdcage' Co-Star Robin Williams: 'Nobody Was More Kind Or Generous'
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Broadway's Nathan Lane sat down with CBS 2's Dana Tyler at Joe Allen restaurant in Midtown, New York and spoke about what it was like to work with the comedic genius that was Robin Williams. (more...)

Andrea Martin to Discuss New Memoir Alongside Nathan Lane at 92YAndrea Martin to Discuss New Memoir Alongside Nathan Lane at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Join award winning actress Andrea Martin as she discusses her new memoir, Andrea Martin's Lady Parts with good friend Nathan Lane - a not-to-be missed conversation on the triumphs and challenges, both professional and personal of a lifetime in show business, including lots of laugher along the way. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Blu-ray Out 9/9A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Blu-ray Out 9/9
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 16, 2014

A new Blu-ray release of the all-star big screen edition of popular Broadway musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is now available for pre-order. (more...)

Erich Bergen to Host Live Online Concert This WeekendErich Bergen to Host Live Online Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Performer Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys - The Movie, Madam Secretary) will perform a live, interactive, one hour online concert through ConcertWindow.com on Sunday, August 17th at 3pm EST. Accompanying Erich will be Michael Orland, who has served as the associate musical director of Fox's American Idol for the past 12 years. During the performance, Erich will perform songs from his latest album, “Never Give Up”, as well as songs from Jersey Boys. Additionally, fans will be able request songs during the completely unrehearsed, improvised show. (more...)

Panic! Productions to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 9/5-21Panic! Productions to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 9/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Panic! Productions begins its third season with the classic musical fable, The Fantasticks, September 5 through 21, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOWBerkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

Shake & Stir Theatre to Bring WUTHERING HEIGHTS to QPAC, 1-18 OctoberShake & Stir Theatre to Bring WUTHERING HEIGHTS to QPAC, 1-18 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The award winning team at shake & stir theatre co recreate one of the most haunting love stories in all of literature, Wuthering Heights, from 1 to 18 October 2014, in the Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). (more...)

GREY GARDENS, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE & More Set for Custom Made Theatre's 2014-15 SeasonGREY GARDENS, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE & More Set for Custom Made Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Custom Made Theatre announces its 2014-2015 season. The award-winning company will stage six exciting works, opening with the Bay Area premiere of Eric Simonson's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse- Five, or The Children's Crusade and closing the season with Grey Gardens: The Musical. Two of the shows are Bay Area Premieres and one, Plautus's The Braggart Soldier, or Major Blowhard, adapted and directed by Evren Odcikin, is a World Premiere. (more...)

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