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Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS National Tour Celebrates Las Vegas Opening with Jerry Mitchell, Daryl Roth & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the opening night festivities, featuring appearances by Jerry Mitchell and Daryl Roth! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of SIDE SHOW, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, opens on Broadway this fall. Below, check out photos of the marquee that just went up at the St. James Theatre. Tonight, the marquee lights will be dimmed in honor of the legendary Joan Rivers. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara Heads to NBC's PETER PAN LIVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, who has become the toast of Broadway musical theater with a startling string of hits that have wowed audiences and critics alike, has been cast in NBC's highly anticipated Dec. 4 telecast of 'Peter Pan Live!' (more...)

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS and More Set for Way Off Broadway's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, reached a milestone in 2014, celebrating its 20th Anniversary Platinum Season. Today, the theatre's producers have announced the line-up for the 2015 Mainstage Season. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 9/14 for 'DIRTY DANCING' in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that individual tickets for the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre will go on sale September 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Broadway's SIDE SHOW Photo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of SIDE SHOW revealed the production's key artwork last month, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett. Directed by Academy Award-winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2), who will be making his theatrical directorial debut with the production, Side Show opens on Broadway this fall. Go behind the scenes at the photo shoot below! (more...)

Martin Sola and Nicholas Urda to Star in CRT's OLIVES AND BLOOD, Running 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open their 2014-15 season with Olives and Blood at the Nafe Katter Theatre October 2nd - 12th. Written by Michael Bradford, this new play stars Martin Sola as Juan Luis Trescante Medina, the aging fascist who claims responsibility for the murder of poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, played by Nicholas Urda. (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 PLAYHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

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InDepth InterView Flashback 2011: Joan Rivers Talks Broadway, Hollywood, Reality TV & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 6, 2014

Today we remember stage and screen icon Joan Rivers in honor of her death this week at the age of 81 with this 2011 InDepth InterView. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, September 6- 50 SHADES! Celebrates 200 Performances, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- CCCT Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. Check out production photos below! (more...)

American Songbook at NJPAC featuring Broadway All-Stars
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 5, 2014

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Sophia Anne Caruso, Marvin Laird and More Lead RUTHLESS! BC/EFA Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Like the role she will be playing in a new production of 'Ruthless!,' the cult-hit musical, Sophia Anne Caruso is a young actress who will do anything to get the part. The triple threat tween will follow in the tap shoes of Laura Bell Bundy('Hairspray,' 'Legally Blonde') Britney Spears and Natalie Portman. Before they became stars, all three young actors were cast as the diabolically talented Tina Denmark. Of Caruso, Author/Director, Joel Paley says, 'We didn't find her, she found us!' Sophia tracked down the creators while they were trying out rewrites for a new Connecticut production, writing to tell them that after having been cast as Tina in regional theatre, one of the principle actors suffered a fatal heart attack during the dress rehearsal. The show never opened. Although heartbroken and terribly shaken ('It was the worst thing that ever happened in my life') she assured us she knew the role backwards and forwards and was more determined than ever to play Tina. 'We had to meet her. She was Tina Denmark.' An audition was arranged and the rest is going to be history! (more...)

New Self-Titled Album/Tour on the Way for NICK JONAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Nick Jonas announced today that his new, self-titled album will be released on Nov. 11th as both a standard ten-song collection and a deluxe edition with three bonus songs. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Will Celebrate National Grandparents Day on 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

This Sunday, September 7th is National Grandparents Day. To celebrate the day, producers of You Can't Take It With You, which stars James Earl Jones as one of the most famous grandpas of the stage - Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, announce they will be honoring grandparents who have purchased tickets to see the 3 p.m. matinee. (more...)

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Begins 2014-2015 Season with New Associate Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2014-15 season on Sept. 13, with a new Associate Conductor, many outstanding guest artists, and collaborations slated with many of the area's leading cultural and educational institutions. A recording project for Naxos will shed light on the works of the little-known French composer Florent Schmitt, and the orchestra will continue its search for a new pops conductor and concertmaster. (more...)

Mary Gatchell to Perform at the Leddy Center, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Mary Gatchell will be performing her great music with her NYC band at Leddy Center at Verdant Pastures in Epping, NH, Friday evening, October 3, at 7:30pm. Mary Gatchell is a dynamic singer, pianist, and composer living in New York City. (more...)

Finborough to Present RACHEL, First Play By An African American Woman Ever Produced, This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre -- the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 2 October at 7.30pm). (more...)

Company Theatre to Present THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 10/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The award-winning Company Theatre presents Tennessee William's masterpiece The Glass Menagerie,from October 3 through 19, at The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. The production is directed by directed by Joe Walsh, an Emerson graduate who most recently directed the Irish National Tour of Hairspray. Walsh will be developing and initiating Ireland's first college musical theatre program following this production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Taylor Parker in KINKY BOOTS Tour - Kicks Off Tonight in Las Vegas!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), kicks off a national tour tonight in Las Vegas, running through September 14, 2014, and followed by other United States west coast stops in Tempe, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Costa Mesa before heading east in 2015. The full tour route can be found at www.kinkybootsthemusical.com. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Kyle Taylor Parker as 'Lola.' (more...)

Broadway Stars Join SING FOR HOPE to Support David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

SING FOR HOPE, an all-star concert to raise money for David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, presented by the Foundation and Cara Samantha, is set for Sunday, October 5th 2014 from 2PM to 6PM at Toshi's Living Room at The Flat Iron Hotel, 1411 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 (at 26th Street). Performers from BROADWAY, AMERICAN IDOL and more will sing to support the cause. (more...)

Two ELF National Tours Will Spread Cheer this Holiday Season; Initial Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features are thrilled to present two tours of the Broadway musical, ELF, during the 2014 holiday season. This holiday season marks the fourth year that ELF has entertained audiences around the nation since its 2010 Broadway debut. Playing the title role of 'Buddy' are Daniel Patrick Smith (Buddy Tour) and Eric Williams (Jovie Tour). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/3/14 - BULL DURHAM in Atlanta, THE LION KING Hits 7,000, Seattle & the Finger Lakes Welcome Stars and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 3, 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: THE LION KING marks a milestone, BULL DURHAM begins in Atlanta, A CHORUS LINE starts in Seattle and THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES grace the Finger Lakes, plus lots of stars meet the press today! (more...)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Announces 2014-15 Ce'le'brite' Etoile Honorees; Gala Set for 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Jefferson Performing Arts Society, a 37 year-old organization, is preparing for its 19th Annual Pasta & Puccini fundraising Gala. (more...)

Janine DiVita to Star in EVITA, Opening 9/18 at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to present EVITA, one of the most passionate and colorful musicals in theater history. Performances begin on September 18th at 8:00 pm and run through November 2nd. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago's 2015 Season to Feature Two Pre-Broadway Premieres, BEAUTIFUL, KINKY BOOTS & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced their upcoming 2015 Spring Season will go on sale to new subscribers on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Broadway In Chicago's 2015 Spring Season will include two Pre-Broadway World Premieres FIRST WIVES CLUB and ON YOUR FEET!, two 2013 Tony Award-winning musicals KINKY BOOTS and PIPPIN and two shows direct from Broadway THE ILLUSIONISTS and BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical. To purchase tickets, please visit BroadwayInChicago.com or call 312-977-1717. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dutch Apple's HAIRSPRAY Will Dance Into Your Hearts
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 3, 2014

Twist and shout your way through early 1960's Baltimore with the big-hearted, big-haired Tracy Turnblad and friends at Dutch Apple (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind The Scenes - THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER!
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2014

The Return of the Soldier is an intimate new chamber musical by Tim Sanders and Charles Miller, based on Rebecca West's celebrated 1918 novel. (more...)

Neil Meron & Craig Zadan to Team on Celebrity Adventure Series for NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The dynamic team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have taken on yet another exciting project heading to TV. (Do these guys ever rest? (more...)

Leslie Goshko's AN OLD-FASHIONED PIANO PARTY Returns to Cornelia Street Cafe, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

After a sold-out debut, 'An Old-Fashioned Piano Party' returns to The Cornelia Street Cafe. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES UK Tour Coming to Sheffield's Crucible this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Anything Goes, which brings tap dancing sailors and sassy heroines to the Crucible stage this Christmas, will go on to tour the UK and Ireland for the rest of 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEST OF ENEMIES Enlightens as It Entertains
by Joseph Baker - Sep 2, 2014

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Circuit Playhouse's production of Mark St. Germain's BEST OF ENEMIES - a civics lesson or an evening at the theatre. As I settled into my seat and gazed at the essentially bare set (a few platforms and chairs), I listened to bits and snatches of speeches and recollections by the likes of Barry Goldwater, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, and 'ordinary' people affected by the changes wrought by Civil Rights legislation and, in particular, the desegregation of schools. While waiting for the play to begin, I recalled just having seen MARY POPPINS last weekend at Playhouse on the Square; I thought of 'Just a Spoonful of Sugar' making the medicine go down - and considered Playhouse's crowd-pleasing musical version of John Waters' Hairspray, which drew theatre-hungry crowds just a few weeks ago. Waters, I thought, had the right idea: The seriousness of racial injustice was made delightfully palatable by the sweetness and humor of the songs in that show. I dreaded what was to follow. However, like the main characters of the play I was about to see, I had my own misconceptions, for BEST OF ENEMIES held many surprises for me - and all of them good. (more...)

Company Theatre to Present THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 10/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The award-winning Company Theatre presents Tennessee William's masterpiece The Glass Menagerie,from October 3 through 19, at The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. The production is directed by directed by Joe Walsh, an Emerson graduate who most recently directed the Irish National Tour of Hairspray. Walsh will be developing and initiating Ireland's first college musical theatre program following this production. (more...)

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL US National Tour Makes its Calgary Premiere at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 11/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on November 18 - 23, 2014. Tickets will go on sale September 20th at 10 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, on-line at www.ticketmaster.ca or call toll-free 1-855-985-5000. (more...)

Ryan Silverman, Robert Joy & Matthew Hydzik to Reprise Roles in Revamped SIDE SHOW on Broadway; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The complete Broadway cast for the critically-lauded reimagining of the musical Side Show has been announced. Under the direction of Academy Award winning director Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2), making his theatrical debut, Side Show will begin previews performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre on Tuesday, October 28 with an official Opening Night on Monday, November 17. (more...)

Imelda 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...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

The Hills Are Alive! Jack O'Brien-Helmed THE SOUND OF MUSIC Will Kick Off National Tour Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Producer Ken Gentry for NETworks Presentations, in collaboration with Ted Chapin, President and Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, announced today that a brand new production ofTHE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Jack O'Brien, will tour North America beginning September 2015. This lavish new production will launch at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. Additional cities and casting will be announced at a later time. (more...)

Angela Richardson, Lori L'Italien & More to Star in Reagle Music Theatre's GRAND NIGHT, 10/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present a tribute to the genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein with A Grand Night for Singing, October 4-5, 2014 at the Robinson Theater (617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, 02452). (more...)

The Next Wave Festival of New Musicals Runs 9/25-28 at Calixa-Lavallée and Lion d'Or
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

CETM (The Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal) presents the 7th annual Next Wave Festival of New Musicals, a unique showcase for new musicals in development from Montreal and around the globe. Montreal-based artists are featured, including emerging writers and composers, as well as international guest performers. The Next Wave Festival is a world-class collection of performances, educational presentations and special events for musical theatre lovers and practitioners, as well as newbies to this incomparable artistic discipline. This year's exciting line-up will be presented at Calixa-Lavallee (in Parc Lafontaine) and Lion d'Or (at the Lionceau Room) from September 25 to 28. Various presentations are offered in French, in English, or in both languages. Audiences are also invited to enjoy three free events during the Festival. (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Comes to Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Nov 11-16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, November 11-16, 2014. (more...)

BIG FISH to Make Collegiate Premiere at Abilene Christian University, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is proud to announce the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dennis Parlato, Donna Vivino and More in SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Nino, an Italian film maker with a strong resemblance to Federico Fellini, is in an artistic crisis. Every new work is, for him, an artistic crisis. So he goes to bed with a multitude of women, seeking ideas and stimulation, feeding on them both humanly and artistically. Nino is sexually impotent until he gets a good idea, and then he's hellfire. But his sexual partners, all artists in their own right, are not satisfied. Rallied by a wealthy feminist American widow, they decide that to be a muse is to be exploited. So they exact revenge by making a movie of Nino's life and fantasies, Candid Camera-Style. Thus unfolds 'Six Passionate Women' by Mario Fratti, a play inspired by the playwright's personal acquaintance with Fellini, whom he covered closely as a journalist in the late 1950s. It combines a serious disquisition on the creative mind with recurring themes of Fratti's plays: betrayal, jealousy and sexual politics. Theater for the New City will present the piece October 9 to 26, directed by Stephan Morrow. Dennis Parlato, as the film maker, heads a cast of eight that is peppered with Broadway vets. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Twins Are Back in Town! NYC Celebrates the Broadway Return of SIDE SHOW
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 10, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, opens on Broadway this fall. Side Show is inspired by the remarkable true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, who were legends in their time and the highest paid performers on the vaudeville circuit. Side Show is their heartwarming search for first love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight. Mr.Condon's vivid production of Side Show seamlessly blends the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour. The cast and creative team met the press for a special even last night and BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

The Circuit Playhouse to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 10/3-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Follow us into a world of moonlight and magic as we celebrate our 45th anniversary with the musical that started it all for Circuit Playhouse, Inc. The Fantasticks tells the story of Matt and Luisa who fall in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, grow apart, and find their way back to each other. With a timeless score that includes the songs "Try To Remember" and "They Were You," The Fantsticks is a musical gem that will delight all ages. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein is Too Cool for the Ice Bucket Challenge... Or is He?
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2014

KINKY BOOTS book-writer Harvey Fierstein was recently challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by KINKY BOOTS composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper. Not surprisingly, he received a cold surprise when trying to respectfully decline. (more...)

BROADWAY AU CARRE Second Season Premieres on September 3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

'Broadway au Carre' keeps bringing American musical theatre to Paris, with its second season premiering on Wednesday, September 3rd. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 31
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 31, 2014. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 31
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 31, 2014. (more...)

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