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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 4th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 4, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The release of the Equity wing Jeff Award nominations, 'Double Trouble' and 'Hank Williams' open, '50 Shades' and 'Frog And Toad' return, plus 'Heartbeat Of Home,' 'Sweet Smell of Success,' a new musical theater magazine and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Brian d'Arcy James Reveals Details on 54 Below Shows!
by Naomi Serviss - Sep 3, 2013

Broadway Veteran Sings Pop (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Malcolm Gets and More to Join Ethan Hawke in LCT's MACBETH; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop, has announced that Bianca Amato, Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Richard Easton, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Jonny Orsini, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Derek Wilson will join Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in its upcoming production of Shakespeare's MACBETH, directed by Jack O'Brien. The production, which will feature a cast of 27, will begin previews on Thursday, October 24 and open on Thursday, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Jack Noseworthy to Star in TWO POINT OH NY Debut at 59E59, 10/3-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

59E59 Theaters welcomes The Active Theater with the NYC premiere of TWO POINT OH, written by Jeffrey Jackson and directed by Michael Unger. TWO POINT OH begins performances on Thursday, October 3 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 20. (more...)

Julie Halston to Host Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Gala Honoring Beth Williams, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2013 Gimme A Break! benefit will honor producer Beth Williams on Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm, at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. (more...)

NYC Ballet Opens with SWAN LAKE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

New York City Ballet will open its 2013-2014 season tonight, September 17 with six performances of Peter Martins' full-length production of Swan Lake. Set to Tschaikovsky's score and featuring sets and costumes by the acclaimed Danish painter Per Kirkeby, the production was last performed by NYCB in the fall of 2011 to sold-out houses. (more...)

NYU Steinhardt Presents SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

'Sweet Smell of Success', presented by NYU Steinhardt's Program in Vocal Performance, will run tonight, Sept. 12-14, and features music by Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize winner Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Craig Carnelia, and book by Tony Award winner John Guare. Steinhardt's own John Simpkins directs. (more...)

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS & ASSASSINS Set for Kokandy Productions' 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

With the debut of their all-musical 2014 season, Kokandy Productions announces itself as Chicago's newest non-Equity musical theater company, dedicated to producing high-stakes musical theater pieces that authentically mine the emotional truth of the human experience and explore complex, challenging themes. (more...)

Jack Noseworthy Stars in TWO POINT OH NY Debut at 59E59, Now thru 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

59E59 Theaters welcomes The Active Theater with the NYC premiere of TWO POINT OH, written by Jeffrey Jackson and directed by Michael Unger. TWO POINT OH begins performances tonight, October 3 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 20. Press opening is Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Craig Carnelia, Adam Gwon and Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk Debut New Work at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

54 Below is proud to continue our ongoing series which debuts new work from some of New York's favorite musical theatre writers. Each month, we'll feature a trio of outstanding composers/lyricists each showcasing their newest and most exciting compositions. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Stage A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 11/21-1/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will take the stage at the Shakespeare Theatre Company this holiday season. Making his STC mainstage directing debut, STC Associate Director Alan Paul heads up the hilarious and fun musical farce based on the classic plays of ancient Roman playwright Plautus. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from November 21, 2013-January 5, 2014. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Malcolm Gets and More to Join Ethan Hawke in LCT's MACBETH; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop, has announced that Bianca Amato, Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Richard Easton, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Jonny Orsini, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Derek Wilson will join Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in its upcoming production of Shakespeare's MACBETH, directed by Jack O'Brien. The production, which will feature a cast of 27, will begin previews today, October 24 and open today, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Craig Carnelia, Adam Gwon and Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk to Debut New Work at 54 Below, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

54 Below is proud to continue our ongoing series which debuts new work from some of New York's favorite musical theatre writers. Each month, we'll feature a trio of outstanding composers/lyricists each showcasing their newest and most exciting compositions. (more...)

Joanna Gleason & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

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: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...)

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Set for November 23 in Putnam County!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

Sondheim Unplugged, New York's long-running hit revue (currently in residence at Manhattan's 54 Below), will make a special, one night only appearance in Putnam County on Saturday, November 23rd at 8pm at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, located on Garrison's Landing in Garrison, NY. Tickets, $25, may be obtained by visiting www.brownpapertckets.com or by calling 1.800.838.3006. A smash, sold-out success when it was presented at the Depot in 2011, the show makes its' triumphant return this Fall - get your tickets fast! (more...)

WGN's Dean Richards to Host Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Join celebrity host, WGN's Dean Richards, who will be ably assisted by comedian/performer Richard Pryor, Jr., as they welcome some of the great entertainers from Chicago's broad landscape of musical theater and cabaret talent for "Simply Sensational? to benefit Pride Films and Plays!. (more...)

Moving Image's SEE IT BIG! Series Tributes Great Cinematographers, 11/8-12/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image's ongoing series See It Big! presents classic and contemporary films on the big screen in the beautiful Sumner M. Redstone Theater. In November and December, the Museum will showcase 22 films photographed by some of the world's greatest cinematographers, including Gordon Willis, Vittorio Storaro, Vilmos Zsigmond, Nestor Almendros, Raoul Coutard, James Wong Howe, and more. The series, See It Big!: Great Cinematographers, runs from November 8 through December 29, 2013. (more...)

Legendary Jazz Drummer Chico Hamilton Passes Away at 92
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Legendary drummer and NEA Jazz Master Foreststorn 'Chico' Hamilton died on Monday, November 25, 2013, in New York City at the age of 92. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ben Platt & More to Celebrate Work of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire at 54 Below, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire are among the top songwriting teams working in the musical theatre today. Their shows written together, including Starting Here Starting Now, Baby, Closer Than Ever, Big, Take Flight, Love Match, and How Do You Do I Love You will be celebrated by Broadway's best in story and song. Expect original cast performances recreated, as well as brand new interpretations, and even a world premiere song! (more...)

Cast Set for The Music Theatre Company's TRIUMPH OF LOVE, Running 12/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Music Theatre Company (TMTC), Highland Park's critically-acclaimed Equity theatre, is pleased to announce the full casting for Triumph of Love, the first Chamber Musical of their 2013-14 Season. Triumph of Love runs December 6 - 15, 2013. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Stages A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Now thru 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will take the stage at the Shakespeare Theatre Company this holiday season. Making his STC mainstage directing debut, STC Associate Director Alan Paul heads up the hilarious and fun musical farce based on the classic plays of ancient Roman playwright Plautus. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from today, November 21, 2013-January 5, 2014. (more...)

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS and ASSASSINS Set for Kokandy Productions' 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Kokandy Productions invites you to be part of our 2014 all-musical season, kicking off with the sexy 50's noir Sweet Smell of Success in January, and wrapping up with Sondheim's black comedy ASSASSINS in June! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Brian d'Arcy James in BIRD IN A BOX
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2013

Broadway favorite Brian d'Arcy James stars in a short film, Bird in a Box, about the difficulties of being in love with your GPS. The film was written and directed by Torstein Blixfjord. Watch the full film below! (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Santino Fontana & More to Perform at Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Benefit, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2013 Gimme A Break! benefit will honor producer Beth Williams on Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm, at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by Meet the Cast - Nov 14, 2013

Following critically acclaimed, smash-hit runs at The Hartford Stage and San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder stars Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, and features Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Jane Carr, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak,Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, and Catherine Walker. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder officially opens on Sunday, November 17. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Menzel Performs Touching Hamlisch Tribute
by Pat Cerasaro - May 30, 2013

Just in time for her 42nd birthday, Broadway superstar and GLEE standout Idina Menzel is featured in a newly released clip from this year's Laurence Olivier Awards, with a stirring musical tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch. (more...)

Jonathan Hyde and David Bamber Join Cast of TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT at Menier Chocolate Factory, May 2-Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Wednesday 20th March for the Menier Chocolate Factory's forthcoming production of Travels with My Aunt from 2nd May to 29th June, for a strictly limited 8 week season. Adapted for the stage by Giles Havergal and directed by Christopher Luscombe the cast features Jonathan Hyde and David Bamber. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brian d'Arcy James Performs 'All Will Be Well' at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2013

Brian d'Arcy James performed 'All Will Be Well' at Broadway Sessions on May 30th, 2013. Check out the video below! (more...)

A CABARET FULL OF CAHN ARTISTS Celebrates Sammy Cahn's 100th Birthday at the Iridium Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

ScoBar Entertainment will present A Cabaret Full of Cahn Artists, a tribute to the great Sammy Cahn on his 100th birthday. Produced by writer Rob Lester, the evening, which consists of two different shows (8 & 10 pm) will benefit Cabaret Scenes Magazine, with all proceeds donated to Cabaret Scenes Magazine, the only print publication of its kind, its website, www.cabaretscenes.org and the non-profit Cabaret Foundation. Associate producer is Stevie Phillips. According to producer Rob Lester, this Centennial 'Cahn-cert' includes special 'Cahn-versations' about Sammy and a 'Cahn-Test' with prizes and a raffle. (more...)

A CABARET FULL OF CAHN ARTISTS to Celebrate Sammy Cahn's 100th Birthday at the Iridium, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

ScoBar Entertainment will present A Cabaret Full of Cahn Artists, a tribute to the great Sammy Cahn on his 100th birthday. Produced by writer Rob Lester, the evening, which consists of two different shows (8 & 10 pm) will benefit Cabaret Scenes Magazine, with all proceeds donated to Cabaret Scenes Magazine, the only print publication of its kind, its website, www.cabaretscenes.org and the non-profit Cabaret Foundation. Associate producer is Stevie Phillips. According to producer Rob Lester, this Centennial 'Cahn-cert' includes special 'Cahn-versations' about Sammy and a 'Cahn-Test' with prizes and a raffle. (more...)

Will Rothhaar to Play Lee Harvey Oswald in National Geographic's KILLING KENNEDY
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

National Geographic Channel (@NatGeoChannel) today announced that up-and-coming actor Will Rothhaar (@Poetiqrothhaar) has been cast as the volatile former Marine and assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in the upcoming two-hour original factual drama Killing Kennedy by Scott Free Productions. Rothhaar is the final of the four major players in the film to be announced, joining Rob Lowe (John F. Kennedy), Ginnifer Goodwin (Jacqueline Kennedy) and Michelle Trachtenberg (Marina Oswald). (more...)

CBS Gives Sneak Peek at Surprises & Guest Stars Coming this Fall!
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

It may only be July, but it's never too early to get caught up on where CBS series left off last May. And there's no time like the present for a sneak peek at some surprises and guest stars coming in the fall. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Cast of SUBMISSIONS ONLY & More to Play 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

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. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher is a new vocal competition - 'The Callback," and more: (more...)

John Lithgow Joins Cast of LOVE IS STRANGE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Deadline reports that John Lithgow will replace actor Michael Gambon in Ira Sachs' upcoming drama LOVE IS STRANGE. Alfred Molina co-stars in the film scheduled to begin production in New York City next month. (more...)

John Lithgow Boards Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

According to The Wrap, John Lithgow has completed the cast of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller INTERSTELLAR. Lithgow joins previously announced stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Brian D'Arcy James, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE Screening Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

A VIP screening of the new American Masters documentary, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love is set for The Paley Center for Media today, December 9th at 6:15 PM. The new documentary is the American Masters series' Season 27 finale, premiering nationally Friday, December 27, 2013, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and available on DVD January 14, 2014 via PBS Distribution. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Brian D'Arcy James, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE Screening, 12/9
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

A VIP screening of the new American Masters documentary, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love is set for The Paley Center for Media on Monday, December 9th at 6:15 PM. The new documentary is the American Masters series' Season 27 finale, premiering nationally Friday, December 27, 2013, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and available on DVD January 14, 2014 via PBS Distribution. (more...)

Cast Set for The Music Theatre Company's TRIUMPH OF LOVE, Running Now thru 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

The Music Theatre Company (TMTC), Highland Park's critically-acclaimed Equity theatre, is pleased to announce the full casting for Triumph of Love, the first Chamber Musical of their 2013-14 Season. Triumph of Love runs today, December 6 - 15, 2013. (more...)

Julie Halston to Host Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Gala Honoring Beth Williams, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2013 Gimme A Break! benefit will honor producer Beth Williams on Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm, at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 4, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 4, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's a non-holiday edition! With 'The Mikado,' 'Triumph Of Love,' 'Sweet Smell of Success,' 'Cabaret' at the Marriott, 'Ain't Misbehavin',' CST's 'Gypsy' and more, plus Streisand and Sondheim on TV, and 'The Sound Of Music' at Sidetrack! (more...)

Breaking News: Hunter Foster to Join Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale in Broadway's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, and Jerry Frankel announced today that Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors) will join the cast of The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller. (more...)

Broadway Publicity Firm THE HARTMAN GROUP to Shut Down January 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

After beginning his career in 1993, longtime theatrical press agent MICHAEL HARTMAN, founder and CEO of one of the largest and most successful theatrical publicity firms in New York, will say goodbye to Broadway and close THE HARTMAN GROUP on Sunday, January 5, 2014, remaining fully operational until then. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Maria Friedman & More Set for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN! at PSO, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage whenPlay It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the weekend of June 27, 2014. (more...)

BWW Special Coverage: The Genius of Marvin Hamlisch - What He Did, He Did For Love
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 8, 2013

PBS will close the 27th season of its critically-acclaimed American Masters series with a look at the life of one of stage and film's most prolific composers when Marvin Hamlisch: The Way He Was (working title) premieres on December 27, 2013. He was one of only two PEGOT winners ever, receiving a Pulitzer, four Emmys, four Grammys, three Oscars, and one Tony Award over the course of his distinguished musical career. (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Cast of SOUL DOCTOR- Eric Anderson & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 6, 2013

Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, is currently in previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre, with an official opening slated for Thursday, August 15. Soul Doctor has music by Shlomo Carlebach, orchestrated and arranged for Broadway by Steve Margoshes (Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Who's Tommy), book and direction by Daniel S. Wise, and lyrics by David Schechter. Meet the cast of the new musical below! (more...)

NYC Ballet Opens with SWAN LAKE, 9/17; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

New York City Ballet will open its 2013-2014 season on Tuesday, September 17 with six performances of Peter Martins' full-length production of Swan Lake. Set to Tschaikovsky's score and featuring sets and costumes by the acclaimed Danish painter Per Kirkeby, the production was last performed by NYCB in the fall of 2011 to sold-out houses. (more...)

New York City Ballet to Open Season with SWAN LAKE; Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

New York City Ballet will open its 2013-2014 season on Tuesday, September 17 with six performances of Peter Martins' full-length production of SWAN LAKE. Set to Tschaikovsky's score and featuring sets and costumes by the acclaimed Danish painter Per Kirkeby, the production was last performed by NYCB in the fall of 2011 to sold-out houses. (more...)

ZORN@60, CIRKOPOLIS, National Theatre of China's RICHARD III and More Set for Skirball Center's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2013

New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts has revealed its 2013-14 lineup in musical theater, music, dance and more. (more...)

Lithgow Spotted Onset Of Nolan's INTERSTELLAR
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 23, 2013

Recognizable screen star and legendary stage actor John Lithgow arrived onset in Alberta, Canada this week to film Christopher Nolan's star-stacked cerebral action feature film INTERSTELLAR and the notable name was captured in a quick candid shot onset. (more...)

NYU Steinhardt Presents SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

'Sweet Smell of Success', presented by NYU Steinhardt's Program in Vocal Performance, will run Sept. 12-14, and features music by Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize winner Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Craig Carnelia, and book by Tony Award winner John Guare. Steinhardt's own John Simpkins directs. (more...)

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