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Hani Furstenberg, Brian Mendes & More Join Adam Rapp's THROUGH THE YELLOW HOUR at Rattlestick; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Through the Yellow Hour, a play written and directed by Adam Rapp (Pulitzer Prize finalist for Red Light Winter). The first production of the company's 18th season, Through the Yellow Hour will begin performances on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Rattlestick Theater (224 Waverly Place-off Seventh Avenue South, between Perry and West 11th Streets). The cast includes Hani Furstenberg, Brian Mendes, Matt Pilieci, Danielle Slavick, Alok Tewari, Joanne Tucker, and Vladimir Versailles. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Presents TIME STANDS STILL, 8/29-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

Everyman Theatre's 22nd season opener, Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, is one of the final two shows that will be produced at Everyman's Charles Street home this Fall. In January, 2013, Everyman Theatre will be making an historic move to its brand new theatre located downtown on Fayette Street. Critically acclaimed in New York, Time Stands Still was nominated for a Tony for Best Play in 2010. Everyman Theatre's production marks its Baltimore premiere. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival 2012 Kicks Off Today, Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

Almost 3,000 artists from 47 nations gather to share the live experience of theatre, dance, opera and music with audiences from approximately a third of the world's nations at Edinburgh International Festival 2012. This year the festival takes place today, August 9 to September 2. (more...)

BWW Reviews: High-Energy MEMPHIS Tour Says 'Hock-a-doo!' to L.A.
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 9, 2012

While overly melodramatic and a bit cliched, MEMPHIS--the winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical now performing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through August 12--is, overall, a rousing, electrically-charged show that rightfully triumphs because of its slick production values and its incredible, top-notch cast. If you want to hear some honest-to-goodness, kick-ass singing, then you must see this show... NOW! (more...)

ABC Family to Host HARRY POTTER Marathon Weekend, Beg. 8/11
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

ABC Family stirs up some magic with a HARRY POTTER marathon weekend, starting Saturday, August 11th with 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' and going through Sunday, August 12th with 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.' (more...)

MYSO Names Linda Edelstein as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

After a national search process, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) has named Linda Edelstein as the organization's new executive director. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Sasha Stands Her Ground on ABC Family's BUNHEADS
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

A tousle with the local barista inspires Michelle to take on city hall in 'No One Takes Khaleesi's Dragons,' an all-new episode of ABC Family's original series BUNHEADS. Meanwhile, Fanny and Sasha remain in a standoff, leaving the ballet class to suffer as Fanny casts for the lead role in The Nutcracker. Get a sneak peek at the episode below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Lennox Becomes an Intern on ABC Family's MELISSA AND JOEY
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

Lennox starts working in Mel's office, but gets too close to one of Mel's rivals, on an all new episode of MELISSA AND JOEY, airing on August 15 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on ABC Family. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Rockettes Kick Off 2012 Zumba Instructor Convention Today, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

MSG Entertainment and Zumba Fitness have announced that the Rockettes have been selected as the featured entertainers for the "Kickoff Keynote Session" at the 2012 Zumba Instructor Convention. Today, August 9, 2012, the legendary New York dance company will kick off the convention at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida with a high energy performance for the largest Zumba convention in the world, attended by more than 8,000 Zumba instructors from around the globe. (more...)

Raquel Cion Brings GILDING THE LONELY to Joe's Pub, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

Joe's Pub Presents Performer-Comedienne-Chanteuse Raquel Cion's, Gilding the Lonely, for one night only, August 18th at 9:30 pm. (more...)

OSF Announces Cynthia Rider as Next Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced today the appointment of Cynthia Rider as its next executive director, succeeding current executive director Paul Nicholson, who retires in December after a 33-year tenure with OSF. (more...)

Kim Cattrall and Michael Pennington to Lead ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

International screen and stage star Kim Cattrall leads the cast of William Shakespeare's depiction of politics and Passion, alongside distinguished actor Michael Pennington, in the final production at Chichester's Festival Theatre this summer. (more...)

Ricardo Gutierrez Named Teatro Vista's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

Teatro Vista's board of directors announced today that ensemble member Ricardo Gutierrez will step into the role of Artistic Director on March 1, 2013, when Edward Torres, founder and current Artistic Director, will step aside to focus on an increasingly busy schedule of independent directing projects both in Chicago and nationally. (more...)

Universal Pictures Announces Open Submissions for PITCH PERFECT Music Video
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

THEIR FINEST HOUR, a Tom Brokaw documentary in honor of host country Great Britain, will premiere this Saturday, 8-9 p.m. ET/PT, during NBC's primetime coverage of the London Olympics. (more...)

New Book 'Ballerina' by Bob Carey Coming September 2012 to Fight Breast Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

Photographer Bob Carey's much anticipated compilation of self-portraits in a tutu will be available September 2012. Ballerina, a hard cover 9 x 12 book with a foreword by Amy Arbus, showcases color photographs and back-stories about the journey behind the images. The captured images present both impertinent playfulness and vulnerability, themes that run thoughout much of Carey's work. The project has taken Carey from Italy to Times Square, and he hopes to turn the photos of himself into an inspirational force behind breast cancer awareness. Net proceeds from the sale of Ballerina will go directly to The Carey Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Carey and his wife Lindato provide support to women diagnosed with breast cancer and their family members. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz Set to Join Katie Holmes in Theresa Rebeck's DEAD ACCOUNTS; Opens 11/28 at Music Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will join Katie Holmes on Broadway this fall in DEAD ACCOUNTS, the new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This limited engagement of DEAD ACCOUNTS, produced by Jeffrey Finn, John N. Hart Jr., David Mirvish, and The Shubert Organization, will begin previews on Saturday, November 3 and open Wednesday, November 28 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Alene Haehl Named New Executive Director for HSPVA Friends
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

The Board of Directors of HSPVA Friends has named Alene Haehl as its new executive director, succeeding Mary Martha Lappe, who retired in May after serving in that role since the organization was founded in 1997. A graduate of HSPVA, Haehl comes to the job following several years as a consultant with AndrisinAbbey, LLC, a boutique consulting firm for nonprofit organizations, where she guided many organizations through strategic growth of their development programs. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University's University Professors Program with a cross-disciplinary degree in the Management and Development of Non-Profit Organizations. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Diverse City Theater Company's Victor Lirio Talks TWO ROOMS, Lee Blessing & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

In its eight season, Diverse City Theater Company presents Pulitzer Prize and Tony nominee Lee Blessing's 1990 political play, TWO ROOMS, at Theatre Row's The Lion Theatre, located at 410 West 42nd Street, from Thursday, August 9 until Saturday, August 25. Jamie Richards directs. (more...)

4th Annual FMQB Triple A Conference Returns to the Fox Theatre, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Z2 Entertainment, FMQB and 97.3 KBCO presents the 4th annual FMQB Triple A Conference to Boulder, Colorado at the Fox Theatre, today, August 8th - Friday, August 10th. Performers include Passion Pit, fun., Alabama Shakes, Citizen Cope, Trampled By Turtles, GIVERS, LP, Good Old War, and Allen Stone. (more...)

Michael Fletcher from ITV's SUPERSTAR Joins DEPARTURE LOUNGE at Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Michael Fletcher joins the cast of InSTEP Theatre's award-winning production of Departure Lounge direct from ITV's Superstar. (more...)

Wide Eyed Productions Presents ANIMALS at FringeNYC, 8/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Wide Eyed Productions presents ANIMALS by Sam Byron, directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann, as part of the FringeNYC Festival 2012 at The Kraine Theatre, 85 E. 4th Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: This Lady Really Sings the Blues - Lauren Robert Rocks the Iridium
by Stephen Hanks - Aug 8, 2012

It was a soulful force of nature that shook the music memorabilia on the walls of the Iridium on the night of August 7. From her opening number-a song from her recently released debut CD 'Listen, I Mean It'-veteran R&B singer Lauren Robert gave her musical testimony through her intense interpretation of blues, gospel and rock songs. She meant it. And everyone gladly listened. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference Presents 2012 Summer New Works Festival, Now thru 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

THE OJAI PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE (OPC), one of the most prestigious and acclaimed new play development programs in the United States, will celebrate its 15th Anniversary Season with a stellar program of playwrights, new play workshops, special performance events and guest artists during its Summer New Works Festival from tonight, August 8-August 12, 2012 in Ojai. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Comedian Brian Regan Brings Stand-up Comedy to Majestic Theatre in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - Aug 8, 2012

Brian Regan is a comedian who has been performing since the 1980s. He first got the bug to do comedy while in college at Heidelberg College in Ohio. He was majoring in Communication and Theatre Arts. When he heard the audiences' reaction to his comedic lines in a play he was in, Brian was hooked. Ever since then, Brian has been working at refining his talent and entertaining audiences all over. He continues to draw sell-out crowds and a diverse audience. His comedy is the kind that many can relate to and you wouldn't be afraid to repeat to your boss or your children. Brian recently shared with me some of his memories of his career as well as his enthusiasm for comedy. (more...)

OUR TOWN Next Up For Dickson's Renaissance Players
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 8, 2012

Thornton Wilder's American classic, Our Town, is the third production of The Renaissance Players' 2012 theatrical season, running August 10 - August 19 at The Renaissance Center's Anne Deason Performance Hall. (more...)

GSN Announces Line-Up of Competitors for 'AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE'
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

GSN (formerly Game Show Network) announced the lineup of competitors for its brand-new original series THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Aug 8, 2012

Just yesterday, 54 Below held a special press preview for its upcoming engagements, which included Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis, The Civil War, Into the Woods), 2010 Bistro Award-winner Hilary Kole (Our Sinatra, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Rainbow Room), from "Sondheim Unplugged" Sarah Rice ('Johanna' in the original 1979 production of Sweeney Todd, The Fantasticks, A Little Night Music, Candide), compay members from Sing, Harlem, Sing! (created by Vy Higginsen and directed by Ken Wydro,). BroadwayWorld was there for the sneak peek and we bring you photos from the event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chita Rivera Talks Creating BYE BYE BIRDIE's 'Rosie'
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2012

Two-Time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career in her own concert Chita Rivera: MY BROADWAY presented by Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, August 7-11 at the Civic Center Musical Hall. Below, the actress talks with the the theatre's artistic director, Michael Baron, on origination role of 'Rosie' in the now oft-performed hit BYE BYE BIRDIE. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2012: BWW Reviews: CAMILLE CLAUDEL, Pleasance Courtyard, August 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Camille Claudel waits patiently, a sculpture herself, as the audience enters the studio theatre of the Pleasance Courtyard. Her smile, welcoming but manic, is directed at each individual as they tentatively join the space. (more...)

2012 Opera News Awards Honorees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

The editors of Opera News have announced the honorees for the 2012 Opera News Awards, paying tribute to five superb artists who have made an invaluable contribution to the art form: sopranos Mirella Freni and Dawn Upshaw, countertenor David Daniels, baritone Simon Keenlyside, and bass-baritone Eric Owens. The eighth annual Opera News Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 21 at The Plaza in New York City. All the winners - and a host of the city's cultural, civic, and social luminaries - will be present at the gala awards dinner, which will feature celebrity presenters speaking about the awardees and introducing video performance clips. (more...)

ABC Unveils PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Suspect Tracker Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

To help fans get ready for the unveiling and narrow down the field of suspects, is launching the 'Pretty Little Liars' Suspect Tracker today, Tuesday, Aug. 7th, starting at 9:00 AM ET at (more...)

Global Dance Stars Gala Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

The cast of internationally-acclaimed dance stars appearing in BalletMet's Global Dance Stars Gala is now complete. Artists from Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, New York City Ballet, Northern Ballet of England, Tom Gold Dance and Broadway will join the talented dancers of BalletMet for this one-night-only event August 18th at the Ohio Theatre (39 East State Street). (more...)

CMT's CHEER to Premiere Sept 7
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

A Passion project for Executive Producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, CHEER goes inside the high stakes, high pressure world of competitive cheerleading with tough-as-nails coach, Patty Ann Romero. CHEER debuts at 11/10c on Friday, September 7, and begins its regular 10/9c timeslot the following week. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - 'The Kahn Game' on PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Tonight, 8/7
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

The Kahn brothers' party may hold more answers for the girls than expected in 'The Kahn Game,' an all new episode of ABC Family's hit original series PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, airing tonight, August 7th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

Omnivore Recordings has announced the release of The Edie Adams Christmas Album featuring Ernie Kovacs on October 9. The first-ever Edie Adams ( Christmas album features classic holiday recordings from the early-to-mid-1950s drawn from the Kovacs Unlimited television show. The 15-track album includes extensive liner notes coupled with rare photos from her personal archive and duets with the legendary comedian Ernie Kovacs ( (more...)

Wouter Kellerman, Katie Goodman, Die Roten Punkte and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

This week at Joe's Pub, August 7 through August 12, 2012, features Wouter Kellerman, Diego Garcia, Cathy Grier, Turbotronics, McGinty & White, The Alternate Routes, Kate McGarry Band, Daria Musk, Katie Goodman, Our Lady J, Tamar Kaprelian and Die Roten Punkte. See below for more details. (more...)

2010 Flashback - InDepth InterView: Marvin Hamlisch
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2012

According to a family spokesperson, composer Marvin Hamlisch passed away Monday evening at 68 years old following a brief illness. Here's an interview with the legendary man from 2010. (more...)

The Smith Center Announces Fall 2012 Season: Ben Vereen, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 7, 2012

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts today announced its Fall 2012 Season. Tickets for all performances go on sale August 17 at 10 a.m. Prices for individual tickets for the fall season begin at $24. (more...)

4th Annual FMQB Triple A Conference Returns to the Fox Theatre, 8/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

Z2 Entertainment, FMQB and 97.3 KBCO are will present the 4th annual FMQB Triple A Conference to Boulder, Colorado at the Fox Theatre, Wednesday, August 8th - Friday, August 10th. Performers include Passion Pit, fun., Alabama Shakes, Citizen Cope, Trampled By Turtles, GIVERS, LP, Good Old War, and Allen Stone. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 25th at noon. (more...)

DOMA Theater Company Announces XANADU Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

Lovlee Carroll and Matt O'Neill will headline DOMA Theatre Company's upcoming production of Xanadu, the roller-skating musical phenomenon about following one's dreams and believing in magic. (more...)

Edward Watts and Roz Ryan Join Cast of Broadway-Bound SCANDALOUS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

This fall, celebrated stage veterans Edward Watts (Finian's Rainbow) and Roz Ryan (Chicago, The Pajama Game, Dreamgirls) return to Broadway to co-star in the new musical SCANDALOUS: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson. (more...)

Dream Out Loud Productions Presents BEIRUT at Under St. Marks, Beginning 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

Dream Out Loud Productions presents Alan Bowne's searing drama Beirut in the same downtown neighborhood that serves as the setting of the play. Performances run September 13 through 29, 2012 at Under St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place, between First Ave. and Ave. A). (more...)

Small Victories Productions Presents HADRIAN'S WALL at FringeNYC, 8/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

Small Victories Productions in association with The New York International Fringe Festival have announced the world premiere production of Dani Vetere's HADRIAN'S WALL, directed by Stephen Cedars. HADRIAN'S WALL will play a limited engagement at Connelly Theater, 220 E 4th Street, New York NY 10009). Performances begin Friday, August 10 and continue through Sunday, August 19. (more...)

Roscommon International Announces Reunion Celebrations for August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

Roscommon International Reunion 2012 is a celebration of Roscommon people around the globe. As part of these celebrations the Percy French Quartet will perform at Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday 10th August, 8pm. Tickets for this performance are 12 and available through Roscommon Arts Centre's box office 090 6625824 or online The associations have been great ambassadors for County Roscommon and the International Reunion brings them all together for a week of celebration, enjoyment and remembrance. The Roscommon Associations create a sense of belonging and identity for people away from their home county and their work is valued. (more...)

PIECES Plays New York International Fringe Festival, Opening 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

Revolve Productions will present "PIECES" by Chris Phillips at the 16th New York International Fringe Festival this August. The new play is directed by Brian Zimmer and will be performing at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre in the Village at 38 Commerce Street, NYC. The performances are: SAT 8/11 12 Noon; TUES 8/14 5:45pm; WED 8/15 6:30; THURS 8/16 4:30pm and SUN 8/19 8:00 pm. The provocative drama is from Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Producer Scott Hart Talks A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by Gregory G. Allen - Aug 10, 2012

New Jersey actor/director/producer turned Broadway Producer, Scott Hart is one of the people bringing A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICALl from the road to New York. BroadwayWorld was able to catch up with him during this busy time to discuss the show. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio of Acting Outreach Division Presents CORIOLANUS, Aug 10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Summer Shakespeare program will perform Shakespeare's Coriolanus on August 10th. The cast are members of the studio's free Outreach program for disadvantaged New York City youth. Students from all five of New York's boroughs auditioned and 22 kids were invited to participate in the legendary acting school's program. The studio looks for kids who live at or under the poverty line who don't have arts access at school and who display an appetite or Passion to learn something new. The students are mentored by theater professionals such as Broadway fight director J. Steven White. (more...)

P3 - JOIN THE CONVERSATION Set for Intiman Playhouse, 8/13, 20 & 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

People Passion Purpose (P3) - Join the Conversation, 7:30 p.m., Mondays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27, at Intiman Playhouse, culminates a nine-month project involving 50 participants, who were partnered to focus on identified Passions, discover the fundamental motivators of learning and gain a sense of self-fulfillment, productivity and success along the way. Project outcomes offer us a window into how we learn and support learning in our community. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is an Entertaining (Albeit Superficial) 'Romp'
by Barrett Johnson - Aug 10, 2012

There's a question that I know we've all been wrestling with for a long time now. A question that was answered in New York in 2006 when THE DROWSY CHAPERONE first premiered on Broadway, and a question that the Broadway Rose Theater Company has finally allowed Portland to answer as well. Can a 1920s Jazz-Age musical in all its spectacle and glory be performed in an elderly man's apartment? Finally. And the answer is yes. (more...)

Update: Olympian Ryan Lochte to Be Next BACHELOR?
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

Yesterday, BWW reported that Olympian Ryan Lochte had received multiple offers to appear on a TV reality show as well as offers to create his own fashion line and to appear with comedian Will Ferrell in a FunnyOrDie video. This morning, in an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's TODAY, the 28-year-old revealed that the offers may be more than rumors. (more...)

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