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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
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Rob McClure and Jenny Powers to Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Principle Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Muny has announced the principle casting for its fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The Addams Family is sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

Gina McKee & More Join Cast of Trafalgar Transformed's RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (more...)

Gina McKee Joins Martin Freeman In Cast Of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running from 1 July to 27 September, with press night on 8 July. (more...)

Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell to Co-Star in MR. RIGHT
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2014

Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick have signed on to co-star in MR. RIGHT, from a script by Max Landis. Paco Cabezas will direct. (more...)

Pop-up Opera Will Tour COSI FAN TUTTE this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Following an impressive Spring Season of Le Docteur Miracle - a quite miraculous reworking of an almost forgotten work (The Daily Express) - Pop-up Opera are back with Mozart's much- loved opera buffa, Cosi? fan tutte. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 5/9/2014 - 5/9/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 5/9/2014 - 5/9/2014! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/23/14 - BRIDGES at B&N, THE NORMAL HEART and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 23, 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: Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale celebrate the 'BRIDGES' cast recording at Barnes & Noble today, and THE NORMAL HEART airs on HBO this Sunday! (more...)

Kerry Ellis, Ria Jones and Joanna Ampil to Star in WEST END WOMEN Tour, Nov-Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

JP Productions have today announced full casting details of their forthcoming UK tour of new touring production 'West End Women'. (more...)

Glass Mind Theatre to Present RSVP, 6/6-15
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Time travel might not be first thing that comes to mind when people think of manners; usually it's more like which fork to use when. But, in Glass Mind's production of RSVP, based on Emily Post's Etiquette, you can expect that combination. Director Ann Turiano, who is also leading the cast in the devising process, uses time travel to go back and forth between 1922 and 2014 to look at different ideas of acceptable behavior in the two different eras. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Anna Kendrick Stars in HAPPY CHRISTMAS
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2014

Magnolia Pictures will celebrate Christmas this summer when Joe Swanberg's new film HAPPY CHRISTMAS hits theaters on July 25th. (more...)

Limelight Theatre to Present THE DRESSER, Begin. 4/23
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Inspired by memories of his years working as a dresser for actor-manager Sir Donald Wolfit, Ronald Harwood's evocative, perceptive and hilarious portrait of backstage life comes to Limelight Theatre this April and May. (more...)

First Look - Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson & More on Set of PITCH PERFECT 2
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2014

Rebel Wilson took to Twitter today to share a first look from the set of PITCH PERFECT 2, co-starring Anna Kendrick. (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Loves Her Desk Job in New Short Film THE CALL
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2014

Anna Kendrick, one of Fast Company's latest 100 Most Creative People in Business, partnered with the magazine for Eric Ogden's new short film THE CALL. Check out how she settles into taking on a desk job below! (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Kevin Spacey Talks New RICHARD III Documentary NOW, Plus HOUSE OF CARDS, Future Musical? & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 1, 2014

Last night I had the particular privilege of discussing the intricacies and intrigue of William Shakespeare's legendary history play RICHARD III with one of the greatest actors of our age and a true patron of the arts - two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey. Discussing the finer points of his characterization of the hunchback antihero, Spacey paints a vivid portrait of his experiences in reteaming with his AMERICAN BEAUTY collaborator, director Sam Mendes, on bringing a truly 21st century take on the classic play to the stage - and then bringing the production all the way from the hallowed ground of Spacey's own The Old Vic in London, to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City to a whirlwind worldwide tour spanning the globe. NOW, a compelling new documentary following the project from rehearsal through to opening night and ensuing world tour is set to be released next month and is highlighted by the fly-on-the-wall intimacy and access it provides viewers, as well as offering copious performance footage of Spacey and company in action onstage. Additionally, Spacey and I address and analyze the undeniable connections between RICHARD III and his super-successful Netflix dramatic series HOUSE OF CARDS, touching upon not only the dramatic parallels, but the lucky sequence of events that made the entire endeavor possible in the first place. After all, Frank Underwood is the modern Richard III in many ways - bloodlust, ambition, ego, humor and darkness included; but, also, the humanity. Plus, Spacey expresses his enthusiasm for starting work on Season Three of the series now that they have been granted Maryland filming tax breaks once again, which was holding up production until this week. Besides all of that, Spacey also clues us in on his future endeavors of interest, mentioning his spate of recent musical performances and his desire to pursue a musical role once again sometime soon following his acclaimed turn as Bobby Darin in musical biopic BEYOND THE SEA. FOLLIES, perhaps?! A wide-ranging conversation with a stage and screen mega-star like none other awaits in today's special spotlight. (more...)

Film Society Free Talks Continue with James Gray and Kelly Reichardt Inbox
by Movies News Desk - May 1, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today additions to the popular year-round Free Film Society Talks with The Immigrant director James Gray on May 7 and Night Moves director Kelly Reichardt (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ambitous New Cabaret Shows From SHANA FARR and JILLIAN LAURAIN Reach High But Fall Short
by Stephen Hanks - Mar 31, 2014

'A man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?' once wrote the poet Robert Browning. The line is about setting goals, striving, and ambition, all of which can be commendable desires. But sometimes in the world of cabaret, the desire to achieve the next level or to raise one's personal bar can be an overreach and overly ambitious. Such was the case with two shows staged this past week by two accomplished singers-Shana Farr and Jillian Laurain--who over the past couple of years have garnered mucho kudos for their vocal prowess and solid shows. Nobody could fault these lovely ladies for pushing their performance envelopes, but in both cases they fell short of their goals. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 3/30/2014 - 4/4/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 3/30/2014 - 4/4/2014! (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting 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...)

Andie MacDowell-led CEDAR COVE Part of Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movie Channel's 2014 Summer Preview
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movie Channel present the 2014 Summer Preview (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Julie Atherton, Stuart Matthew Price and More Sing Kerrigan & Lowdermilk Live in London!
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2014

West End stars Julie Atherton, Daniel Boys, Chloe Hart, Stuart Matthew Price and Lauren Samuels joined Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk for their three-event weekend on 8 and 9 February 2014 at the St James Studio. Click below to watch some of the performances! (more...)

Adam Bock's THE COLBY SISTERS OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA to Make World Premiere at the Tricycle Theatre, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Claire Forlani, Alice Sanders, Patricia Potter, Isabella Calthorpe, Charlotte Parry and Ronke Adekoluejo will star in the world premiere production of Adam Bock's new play THE COLBY SISTERS OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, beginning at the Tricycle Theatre from June 19, 2014. (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF's John Douglas Thompson and Terry Teachout to Visit THEATER TALK, 3/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

An all-new THEATER TALK features John Douglas Thompson and Terry Teachout, the cast and writer, respectively, of the new off-Broadway play, Satchmo at The Waldorf, now at the Westside Theatre Upstairs. A dramatization of the last years of jazz legend Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), the play was written after Teachout immersed himself in his subject for his 2009 biography, Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong. (more...)

Inge Festival Honors Arthur Kopit in Independence, KS, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Arthur Kopit, playwright, librettist, screenwriter, adapter and mentor, a multiple Tony and Drama Desk and Pulitzer Prize nominee, will be the Honoree of the 33rd Annual William Inge Theatre Festival in Independence, Kansas, at Independence Community College. (more...)

The Theatre Centre Presents CABARET BRISE-JOUR, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

he Theatre Centre presents Cabaret brise-jour, created by Quebec-based L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres (LODHO), from today, Mar. 25 to 29. The second production presented at The Theatre Centre's new venue and permanent home at 1115 Queen St. W., Cabaret brise-jour retraces the controversial path taken by exiled musician Kurt Weill throughout his career, infusing his songs with everything from punk rock to hip hop and recreating his impressive musical world of 1928 to 1949 on stage. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 3/28/2014 - 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 3/28/2014 - 3/30/2014! (more...)

Nigel Havers and Martin Jarvis to Star in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST in the West End, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Nigel Havers and Martin Jarvis will co-star in a revamped production of Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, beginning June 27, 2014 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, with plans for a UK tour. (more...)

The Verismo Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA with Sets From the New York City Opera, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

When the curtain opens and the lights strike the stage on April 6, the New York City Opera will be seen in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata. Last performed by the company in 2006, Verismo Opera will present this iconic opera with resplendent sets used by the New York City Opera for several decades to present this lavish production on Sunday, April 6, 3:00 p.m., at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - New Bravo Series LADIES OF LONDON, Coming This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Think Hollywood's hottest celebrities lead glamorous lives? You haven't seen the women who star in Bravo's new show Ladies of London. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Premieres All-New Series SECRET LIVES OF STEPFORD WIVES Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

With 12 episodes, THE SECRETS LIVES OF STEPFORD WIVES premieres Today, April 8 at 10 & 10:30 E/P on Investigation Discovery. (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Channels Disney Princesses on SNL
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2014

Anna Kendrick hosted last night's episode of Saturday Night Live. Kendrick began the night channeling Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Before breaking out into song, she stated, 'I got my start in musical theatre. When I was ten, my dad took me to see Beauty on the Beast on Broadway and I just knew I wanted to be up there, so to be here on this New York stage is so incredibly exciting. It just feels like something out of a story book.' Later on, she did a Little Mermaid skit in which she played Ariel and sang modern day pop songs. Check below to watch both clips! (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick and the Ladys of SNL Parody TALK DIRTY
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

Anna Kendrick hosted last nights episode of Saturday Night Live. For one of the skits, Kendrick and the ladys of SNL parodied Jason Derulo's Talk Dirty. In the song, they sing about 'dongs all over the world.' At first, the concept may seem a little vulgar; however, there are many songs that focus on women's body parts. Watch the clip below and see what you think! (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Sings, Dances & Spoofs 'Cups' on SNL
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

Below, watch the 'Pitch Perfect' star perform the musical numbers 'Dongs All Over the World' and 'French Dance', in which she spoofs the video for her own hit single, 'Cups.' (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Sings, Dances & Spoofs 'Cups' on SNL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

Below, watch the 'Pitch Perfect' star perform the musical numbers 'Dongs All Over the World' and 'French Dance', in which she spoofs the video for her own hit single, 'Cups.' (more...)

Anna Kendrick to Host Tonight's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Anna Kendrick will be hosting tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live. Alongside Kendrick, seven-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell will make his first solo appearance as musical guest. Pharrell's sophomore album, 'G I R L' was released on March 3 and featured the Academy Award nominated song, 'Happy,' from the 'Despicable Me 2' soundtrack. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview today, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

Art Gallery of South Australia Celebrates Dorrit Black & Mortimer Menpes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Staged side by side, The World of Mortimer Menpes: painter, etcher, raconteur and Dorrit Black: unseen forces reveal the pioneering role that each artist played, albeit in different circles and at different times. These two retrospectives, running from Saturday 14 June to Sunday 7 September 2014, will celebrate the life work of two influential, Adelaide-born artists. (more...)

Hailee Steinfeld in Negotiations to Join PITCH PERFECT 2
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

According to Variety, Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to join the cast of PITCH PERFECT 2, joining Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow. Elizabeth Banks will direct, with Kay Cannon also returning to pen the script. No details on who she might play were revealed. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Summer just got hotter as Bravo Media premieres four new docu-series this June starting with three back-to-back nights. Kicking things off is “The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding” on Sunday, June 1 at 8pm ET/PT, where Bravo cordially invites you to celebrate the wedding of the South. Viewers can head across the pond on Monday, June 2 at 10pm ET/PT to the glittering, class-conscious city of London for the premiere of “Ladies of London.” Then on Tuesday, June 3 at 10pm ET/PT, tune in to the premiere of “Untying the Knot” when couples go from “I do” to “I don't.” Marking the third installment of the hit franchise, “Million Dollar Listing Miami” premieres on Wednesday, June 25 at 9pm ET/PT where three luxury real estate agents battle it out. (more...)

Randy Graff, Max von Essen & More Featured on The Ensemblist's LES MISERABLES Episode
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

One of the most celebrated shows in musical theatre history, Les Miserables has built the careers of countless performers on Broadway and around the world. In honor of the second revival's Broadway bow, The Ensemblist interviewed Les Miz veterans Randy Graff, Elena Shaddow, and Max Von Essen, as well as current revival cast member Arbender Robinson. Recognized as the ultimate ensemblist show,Les Miz performers are required to play numerous roles with a multitude of characters, entrances and costumes changes to track. In this episode, the four guests describe their tracks throughout the show, share insider stories on the rehearsal process, and describe what it is like to be a part of an international phenomenon such as Les Miz. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melissa Errico Brings AT THE CORNER OF 54TH AND CRAZY to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 25, 2014

The last time Melissa Errico played 54 Below, it was in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and seemed to fall right into place with the chaos of a life that involves juggling a career, a husband and three young daughters! Well, it was a hit engagement at the now-famous hot spot, and this time too, audiences will be treated to great music and tales about "the business" of an embarrassingly successful career, which has taken her from stage to screen and to television and recordings… all the while, spinning plates for all her passions. (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy to Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY; Performances Begin 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the production of My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances begin on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28. Single tickets start at $28 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

American Conservatory Theater announced today the Spring 2014 Repertory featuring students from A.C.T.'s acclaimed Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program, as well as a coproduction featuring students from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory (YC) Program. The three works in repertory this May are Stephen Adly Guirgis' scorching comedy, Our Lady of 121st Street; Georges Feydeau's madcap farce The Girl from Maxim's; and Rob Ackerman's hilarious and heartbreaking Teach for America. Tickets for each performance are $20 and are available online at www.act-sf.org or by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228. Two and three-show packages are available. Pick any two shows for $30 (a savings of $10) or purchase all three shows for $40 (a savings of $20). Packages are available for purchase by visiting https://tickets.act-sf.org/online/ (select M.F.A. Program Spring Repertory Package). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for PITCH PERFECT 2 with Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks & More
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Rebel Wilson has just tweeted a first look at PITCH PERFECT 2 rehearsals featuring Brittany Snow, director/star Elizabeth Banks and more!Kay Cannon is also returning to pen the script. Check out the photo below! (more...)

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Eifman Ballet to Bring UK Premiere of RODIN and More to the Coliseum, April 15-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

EIFMAN BALLET, founded by its visionary Artistic Director Boris Eifman 37 years ago and still based in the exquisite Russian city of St Petersburg, returns to London in April with the UK premiere of 'RODIN', based on the life of the sculptor and artist Auguste Rodin, and 'ANNA KARENINA' based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. (more...)

BWW Interviews: ANIMAL CRACKERS Sweetheart Stephanie Rothenberg Speaks of her Challenges and Passions with this Show and Jane Austin!
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 17, 2014

We speak with the adorable darling of the Denver Center's ANIMAL CRACKERS on her passion for Jane Austin, her love of new works and challenges with her many diverse roles in this hit comedy! (more...)

Eifman Ballet Brings UK Premiere of RODIN and More to the Coliseum, Now thru April 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

EIFMAN BALLET, founded by its visionary Artistic Director Boris Eifman 37 years ago and still based in the exquisite Russian city of St Petersburg, returns to London in April with the UK premiere of 'RODIN', based on the life of the sculptor and artist Auguste Rodin, and 'ANNA KARENINA' based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere ABBY'S STUDIO RESCUE in June
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Renowned dance coach and Dance Moms star, Abby Lee Miller is on the road, looking to transform dance studios on the brink of disaster in the all-new series, Abby's Studio Rescue, premiering Tuesday, June 17, at 9pm ET/PT. Each week, the show follows Abby as she dishes her tough love and no-nonsense advice while giving dance studios a second chance to finally bring home the gold. (more...)

Hitman and High Society Make Their Mobile Debut at All Slots Casino
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

TA XBIEX, MALTA - This April, All Slots Casino brings explosive action to its HTML5 mobile casino with the launch of the Hitman online slot game. Moreover, for the first time, the casino welcomes a completely new game on both its PC and mobile casino platforms: the glamorous new slot, High Society. (more...)

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