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George Cole and Eurocana Set for CA's Studio 55 Marin Tonight, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

George Cole and 'Eurocana' are set to dazzle Studio 55's stage with original music, melodies and lyrics that evoke a time gone by. 'Hot Jazz' with an acoustically flavored French string-driven sound that invokes the dynamic styles of Gypsy jazz and swing a la Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. George Cole has been influenced in his original music by the great composers of the swing era like Cole Porter and George Gershwin. His exciting band 'Eurocana' threads together the material to create a riveting synthesis of Eurocana flair. (more...)

Costumes of Whitney Houston, Britney Spears & More Auctioned at Profiles in History, Now thru 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

The countdown to Profiles in History's July auction begins. Run by Joe Maddalena, Profiles in History has announced that costumes from Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez will be in attendance. Taking place in Los Angeles, The Dreier Collection will be auctioned off today, July 28th, the Animation Auction will be July 29th and the Treasures from the Hollywood Vaults auction has been moved to July 30th and July 31st. (more...)

Alexandra Deshorties Joins Dallas Opera's THE ASPERN PAPERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

The Dallas Opera announced today that the key role of Juliana Bordereau in the company's 25th Anniversary production of Dominick Argento's THE ASPERN PAPERS will be sung by Canadian-born French soprano Alexandra Deshorties. Ms. Deshorties made her Dallas Opera debut in October of 2009 as Desdemona in Giuseppe Verdi's Otello, in the production that opened the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Live Fan Chat With BUNHEADS' Bailey Buntain, 7/30
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

On Monday, July 30th, fans can participate in a live blog party and Twitter chat with Bailey Buntain, star of ABC Family's new original drama series, BUNHEADS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American History Has Never Been So Sexy - Studio Theatre's BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
by Christine Kowal - Jul 27, 2012

Old Hickory certainly left his mark in the history books. It's no secret that Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, was one of America's most polarizing figures. Acting under what he declared were the choices and movements of the people, he initiated ethnic cleansing in the United States through the forced relocation of Native American tribes from the Southeast to the west of the Mississippi River. He became Father of the Democratic Party and defeated the British at the notorious Battle of New Orleans. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director Hannah Malinowski Focuses on Fun for Fauquier Community Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Jeffrey Walker - Jul 27, 2012

Director Hannah Malinowski talks about her experiences preparing A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for the summer youth showcase at Fauquier Community Theatre. Shakespeare's romantic comedy runs August 3-12, 2012 at the group's theatre in Vint Hill. (more...)

FOUR, YOUNG AND WILD and More Set for New York LGBT Film Festival Line-Up, Now thru 7/31
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

NewFest (, New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival will soon roll out the rainbow carpet for its 24th season, from tonight, July 27th through Tuesday, July 31st. The stellar lineup includes fourteen narrative features, four documentaries and many anticipated short films. New this year, all screenings and panels will take place at Manhattan's film mecca, The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, marking a continued relationship between the two pioneering film organizations. (more...)

Mazeppa Productions Presents SPRING AWAKENING, 7/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Mazeppa Productions will be the first resident theater company in Philadelphia to bring the 2006 Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakeningto life. Opening on July 12, 2012, Spring Awakening will mark the start of Mazeppa's second season of musical production as well as its inaugural production at the Christ Church Neighborhood House Theatre in Old City, Philadelphia. Director Rob Henry, music director Jerry Kapral, and choreographer Dawn Morningstar will lead the cast of thirteen in staging the Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater musical. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Listen- Sheryl Crow Sings Theme Song For Couric's New Series KATIE
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Katie Couric announced that her new show KATIE, which will feature a mix of in-studio segments and field pieces, will be introduced each day by a memorable theme song entitled 'This Day,' performed especially for the show by Grammy-winning artist Sheryl Crow and composed by both Crow and her long time collaborator Jeff Trott. Get a first listen below! (more...)

Tony-Nominee John Carrafa to Choreograph ABC's NASHVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Tony nominee John Carrafa will serve as choreographer for the new ABC drama series NASHVILLE, premiering Wednesday, October 10 at 10:00 p.m., PT/ET. Carrafa is the two-time Tony Nominated Broadway choreographer of URINETOWN and INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Tennessee Announces 'Many Faces of Eve' 2012-13 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2012

Dance Theatre of Tennessee celebrates strong female voices, stories and the diversity of the arts with its 2012/2013 line-up The Many Faces of Eve. Christopher Mohnani, DTT artistic director, promises "the upcoming season will hold something for everyone with its rich offering of professional performances." (more...)

Indalab Records Releases THE OUTCOME: VOLUME 1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Indalab Records has announced the release of The Outcome: Volume 1, a full length mixtape album from Long Island hip-hop recording artists E-Reign and Kave. The Outcome is a dynamic statement that will put Long Island on the national hip-hop map and gain attention for the lyrical and musical skills of two rising recording stars. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Create Chamber Version of MELANCHOLY PLAY, Set for 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

13P, the innovative collective of 13 playwrights, is about to culminate the mission it set forth upon its founding in 2003: to produce one play by each of its members. Pulitzer Finalist, TONY Award nominee and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipient Sarah Ruhl (P#13) is creating a new, chamber version of her Melancholy Play (2001) with the composer Todd Almond and Davis McCallum, who directed a version of the work in 2002. (more...)

Cockpit Continues 40th Season with SUNSET BOULEVARD, LAURA and DR. DOLITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Cockpit's 40th Season has been a big hit and it's not over yet. Whether you're in the mood for a musical, drama, or a fun show for the whole family, Cockpit in Court continues the season with Sunset Boulevard, Laura and Dr. Dolittle. See more details below! (more...)

Chance Theater's WEST SIDE STORY Extends Thru 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Chance Theater is thrilled to announce that the third show of its 2012 season, its critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITICS' CHOICE, Backstage CRITIC'S PICK), smash-hit production of WEST SIDE STORY, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents, musical direction by Robyn Wallace, choreography by Kelly Todd and directed by Chance Theater's Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen is EXTENDING through Sunday, August 19 at the Chance Theater, 5552 E. La Palma Ave. in Anaheim Hills. (more...)

Austin Theater Project Closes EFFECTS OF GAMMA RAYS... This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds is a 1964 play written by Paul Zindel, a playwright and science teacher. Zindel received the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for the play. (more...)

Maria Menounos Set For New Docu-Series on Oxygen
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

The docu-series follows Maria Menounos, as she juggles her eclectic Hollywood career hosting 'Extra,' starring on 'Dancing With The Stars' and wrestling for the WWE, and her not so Hollywood home life living with her longtime boyfriend and strict Greek immigrant parents who demand marriage and grandchildren. (more...)

'Bubba' Knight and Lecrecsia Campbell Join THE COLOR PURPLE, 8/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Source of Joy Theatricals, the producers of the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE have announced the Las Vegas Theatre debut August 23 - August 26, 2012 as a special presentation in honor of National Women's Equality Month. (more...)

Larry Hecht Named Head of Acting for Denver Center Theatre Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Denver Center Theatre Academy (DCTA), the Denver Center Theatre Company's (DCTC) Education Department, has just announced that actor, director and master teacher Larry Hecht will join its staff as Head of Acting. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - 'Stolen Kisses' on PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, 7/31
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Spencer and Emily are looking for answers, while Aria stumbles onto answers about Ezra's past in 'Stolen Kisses,' an all new episode of ABC Family's hit original series PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, airing Tuesday, July 31st (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Jon Polito Guest Stars on 8/13 BUNHEADS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 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. Broadway's Jon Polito will make a guest star appearance on the episode. Check out the photos below! (more...)

54 Below's Summer Jazz Brunch Kicks Off With Marcus Paul James, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

54 BELOW, New York City's new performance, venue kicks off their Summer Jazz Brunch series with RENT's Marcus Paul James, Sunday, July 29th at 1 pm (doors open 12pm). There is a $30 cover charge and a $25 food & beverage minimum or a $45 pre fixe. Reservations suggested. For tickets visit: or call 866.468.7619. (more...)

HEDDA GABLER to Opens at Shaw Festival's Court House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, in a dazzling translation by writer/director Richard Eyre, begins previews tonight at the Shaw Festival's Court House Theatre. (more...)

New York Choral Society Kicks Off 52nd Annual Summer Sing Program, Now thru 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

This summer marks the 52nd annual Summer Sing Program. Each summer, the New York Choral Society produces a Summer Sings series that features the most popular masterworks of the choral literature. Taking place every Wednesday at 7:30pm from tonight, July 25th - August 29th at Symphony Space in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, six prominent choral conductors from the New York area will lead audience members to sing through these popular works. Scores are provided by the New York Choral Society. (more...)

Hudson Village Theatre Presents IN THE MOOD Revue, Now thru July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Hudson Music Club is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with the specially created 1940's musical revue IN THE MOOD: A Time to Remember for 6 shows ONLY from tonight, July 25th to the 29th. (more...)

Renaissance Theaterworks Presents ENFRASACADA, 10/19-11/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) celebrates the beginning of its 20th season and the 3rd year of its 3-year Diversity Series with ENFRASACADA by Tanya Saracho. Saracho will also direct this comedy featuring Yadira Correa, Annie Henk, Yunuen Pardo and locals Rana Roman and Karen Estrada. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Company Presents 33 VARIATIONS, 8/30-10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

TimeLine Theatre Company opens its 16th season with the Chicago premiere of 33 Variations by Moises Kaufman, directed by Nick Bowling, August 30 - October 21, 2012 (previews August 24 - 29). Note that performances will be held at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago. Press Opening performance is Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

IN STEP WITH: THE HOLDUP's Frank Vince at Spotlighters Theater
by Daniel Collins - Jul 25, 2012

his is the last week for director Michael Spellman's The Holdup, now at the Spotlighters Theater ( I caught up with actor Frank Vince who portrays "The Outlaw" in this "inventive, picaresque play that mingles humor and sentiment," as noted on the Spotlighters website. I've had the opportunity to review Frank's work in the past, such as his performance as Roy Cohn in Angels in America, and have "strode the boards" with him when I played Jimmy Tomorrow to Frank's Rocky in the Fells Point Corner Theater production of "The Iceman Cometh' this past winter. In this interview, Frank discusses his love of acting, his time at the Spotlighters, and his role as "The Outlaw' (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference Presents 2012 Summer New Works Festival, 8/8-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 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 August 8-12, 2012 in Ojai. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fire Island Dance Festival 2012 Earns $374,260 for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL returned to Fire Island Pines for its 18th awe-inspiring edition, raising a record-breaking $374,260 through three weekend performances. FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL 18, the hottest charity event of the season in the Pines, was presented July 20-22 and was produced by and benefitted Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Austin Theatre Project Announces Its 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Austin Theatre Project Announces its 2013 Season As they are preparing and auditioning for their final production of their inaugural season, Austin's newest professional theatre company, Austin Theatre Project, is proud to announce its 2013 season. (more...)

Railroad Playhouse Announces 2012-13 Guest Artist
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

THE RAILROAD PLAYHOUSE (RRP) is thrilled to announce its official Guest Artist for the 2012/2013 Season - Just Off Broadway, Inc. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The World Spins, Sinks and Soars at CAP's NEXT TO NORMAL
by Estelle Hallick - Jul 24, 2012

There's something to be said for a small theater space. It's intimate, it's personal, and there isn't a bad seat in the place. But with a musical as beautifully tragic and human as Next To Normal, it is downright claustrophobic. A family attempting to overcome the past - a mother suffering from a mood disorder, a husband upholding his vows, a daughter fading into the background, and a son who hovers and coddles his mother. The lights are in your eyes, you can see the vacant look on this mother's face, the tears of a father, and the heavy emotions fill up all the empty space in the room and it's hard to breathe. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe, American Showstoppers and More Set for Pace U's Pace Presents' 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

Pace University has announced the 2012 / 2013 season of Pace Presents, hosted at The Michael Schimmel Center for The Arts located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan. Pace Presents is a world-class performing arts and culture series with an emphasis on music superstars from around the globe, charismatic and crowd-pleasing dance performances, spectacular theatre and contemporary cabaret. The Pace Presents season begins on September 22 with Gypsy brass superstars Fanfare Ciocarlia and culminates on April 20 with Jazz's living treasure, Hugh Masekela. (more...)

Ursula Rani Sarma's RIPPLE EFFECT New Writing Project Set for UK Tour & London 2012 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is hosting one of the most ambitious, nationwide, new writing projects seen in recent years to form an integral part of the London 2012 Festival, the spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September 2012 bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK. The Ripple Effect will be a vibrant piece of new writing being premiered in different regions of the UK, and in a final celebration in the West End at a Gala Performance hosted by ATG on July 25, 2012. (more...)

Washington Rogues Announce MITZI'S ABORTION (A Saints Guide to Late-Term Politics in America) for Capital Fringe Festival, 7/12-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

The Washington Rogues return to the Capital Fringe Festival with a bold and timely comedy that dives headfirst into one of the most controversial debates of our time, and does so with heart, humanity and healthy dose of magic. Mitzi's Abortion (A Saints Guide to Late-Term Politics in America) by Elizabeth Heffron will play five performanes between July 12 and 25 at The Warehouse at Fort Fringe - 645 New York Ave NW. (more...)

Hudson Music Club Presents IN THE MOOD, 7/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

The idea for IN THE MOOD - A Time to Remember came to Gail Marchand, President of the Hudson Music Club, while her family was listening to Big Band music one evening and her father began reminiscing about WWII and how met her mother. Marchand took the concept to James Milvain who agreed to write the script. With Jean-Claude Olivier's vintage set, the musical support of Sheila Engel Katz (Musical Director) and Philippe Gobeille (Staging & Direction), and a talented group of on-stage and backstage volunteers, a touching original story, brimming with 1940's melodies, comes to life at Hudson Village Theatre. (more...)

JANE BY DESIGN Stars Live Blog with Fans Tonight, 7/24
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

Tonight, July 24, fans can participate in a live blog party and Twitter chat with Nick Roux and Matt Atkinson, stars of ABC Family's hit original series, JANE BY DESIGN. (more...)

David Birrell Sues Donmar Warehouse For Blinding Injury
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012 reports that actor David Birrell, who was blinded by a prop which backfired two years ago, has filed a 250,000 damages claim against the Donmar Warehouse. (more...)

Barbara Cook to Play RRazz Room, 8/21 -6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

The RRazz Room, San Francisco's premier nightclub, presents Broadway legend and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree BARBARA COOK from August 21 to 26. Her show "Let's Fall In Love" is comprised of her signature mix of songs, pop standards, jazz classics and Broadway staples. (more...)

Raven Theatre Presents MOTHER'S HOUSE Workshop, 8/20-8/22
by Laura Meltzer - Jul 23, 2012

Raven Theatre investigates the Chicago immigration experience with the latest installment of their workshop series, Mother's House by Steven Peterson. (more...)

David Glenn Armstrong to Direct AFFAIR OF HONOUR and HUNGARIAN NIGHTS NYMF Readings, 7/15-17 & 24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

Acclaimed director David Glenn Armstrong will be helming two back-to-back readings featuring award-winning Broadway actors in the New York Musical Theatre Festival Developmental Reading Series presented upstairs at the 45thStreet Theatre this month, July 2012. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Jenifer Lewis & Marc Shaiman Play 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2012

Following a twenty year absence from the New York cabaret scene, Jenifer Lewis returns to the Big Apple for seven performances only at 54 Below. From Broadway's Eubie to Hairspray, television's Jackie's Back to Strong Medicine, and film's What's Love Got to Do With It, Beaches, Cars and The Princess and the Frog, Jenifer Lewis, one of Bette Midler's most infamous Harlettes, is a force of nature whose voice is as distinctive as her take no prisoners sense of humor. Earlier today, Lewis and Shaiman met the press, and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below. Be sure to check back later for full coverage! (more...)

Colorado's Fox Theatre Announces Shows Through Nov 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

Below is a list of all the shows coming up at the Fox Theatre as of July 23rd and running through Nov. 11, 2012. All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted. All additions and changes are in italics. (more...)

David Lomelí and More Set for The Hollywood Bowl's RIGOLETTO; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in a concert performance of Verdi's great operatic tragedy, Rigoletto. (more...)

BWW Interviews: LES MISERABLES' Jason Forbach Talks His Classical Music Training & Life as Enjolras on the Road
by Kathy Strain - Jul 23, 2012

Jason Forbach has always had music in his heart. As a child, he enjoyed listening to music with his headphones and singing along. As he grew, he knew that music was the Passion he wanted to pursue. (more...)

WA's Wild & Scenic Music Fest Announces Line-up, 8/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

The second annual Wild & Scenic Music Fest will take place on August 24th and 25th at the magical Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, in Leavenworth, Washington. (more...)

Casting Announced for Phantom Projects' 6th Annual YOUNG ARTIST PROJECT, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

After 172 applications and 60 interviews, 8 young performers have been selected for The 2012 Young Artist Project at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEST OF SHADOWBOX LIVE 2012 is a Columbus Best Bet
by Lisa Norris - Jul 23, 2012

Approaching the 1 year anniversary of moving into their new Brewery District space, it seemed an appropriate time for Shadowbox live to roll out a calm, laidback revue of the past year. However, much like their new edgy warehouse space, the "Best of Shadowbox Live 2012" serves not to relax and reflect, but to accelerate the talent machine that is Shadowbox Live to even higher levels of comedic and musical brilliance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joline Mujica and More in Tuacahn's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

For more than six years on Broadway and in the popular 2007 film adaptation, Hairspray delighted audiences the world over by transporting them to a candy-colored 1960's Baltimore, where the 50's are out-and change is definitely in the air. Now this throw-back to the classic musicals of yesterday comes to Tuacahn for the very first time, running now through September 4 and September 8 to October 20, 2012 at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah. Get a first look at the production in the photos below. (more...)

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