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BWW Review: Music Circus Lovingly Revives BRIGADOON
by Don Grigware - Aug 9, 2014

Say what you will about legends, myths and miracles, but Brigadoon has a charm and appeal that can turn a nonbeliever to...well, at least make you rethink your existence as you exult in the lavish musical score by Lerner & Loewe. Now in a lovely production at Sacramento's Music Circus in the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento, this early L & L work is receiving a rare revival through this Sunday August 10 only. (more...)

Ariana DeBose, 'STOP THE PRESSES' & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Netflix to Exclusively Premiere BBC Hit Drama HAPPY VALLEY in U.S. & Canada
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The hit BBC drama series, “Happy Valley” will make its US and Canadian debut on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 on Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dirty Little Secrets Are at the Heart of MURDER BALLAD
by Paul Batterson - Aug 8, 2014

Every one has "kegs" in their garage -- those dirty little secrets they like to sweep in corners and skeletons they try to keep hidden in our overstuffed closets. The cast of MURDER BALLAD has more than a keg filled with secrets; it has a full bar. (more...)

Birdland Announces Lineup for August 18-24, Including Dave Douglas Quintet, Rhonda Ross, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for August 18 - August 24. Read more to see the full week of great programming! (more...)

Broadway's Steven Lutvak, Jeanine Tesori, Davd Yazbeck and More Set for Library of Congress's 2014-15 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The 2014-2015 season of 'Concerts from the Library of Congress' brings a stellar roster of performers, ensembles and scholars from around the world in commemoration of the 150th birthday of founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. The concerts are complemented by guest speakers, curators, panels, film screenings and displays of rarely seen manuscripts, letters and memorabilia from the Library's holdings. Concerts kick off Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. with a performance by gospel and soul music legend Mavis Staples. (more...)

Jukebox the Ghost Announces New LP Out 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Brooklyn based Jukebox the Ghost is thrilled to announce the October 21st release of their self-titled fourth LP via their longtime label Yep Roc Records. (more...)

Susan Boyle, Brian Regan, and More to Highlight the 2014-2015 Kentucky Center Presents Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The 2014-2015 Kentucky Center Presents season features performances by Susan Boyle, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and Dance Theatre of Harlem, as well as luminaries from the realms of Comedy, Classical music, and the Culinary Arts. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

Wells Fargo Center Adds Celtic Woman, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus & More to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Today, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announced four new shows to be presented at the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA): Grammy and Blues Award-winning ensemble Tedeschi Trucks Band on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m., Irish music sensation Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas-The Symphony Tour on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8:00 PM, the critically acclaimed San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus: Home for the Holidays! on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM and the hit 1940's Big Band tribute show In the Mood on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM. Tickets for all four performances go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 29, 2014 at noon and may be purchased online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707.546.3600 or in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

TV Legend Kim Zimmer to Rejoin Cast of WICKED First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome back Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible on Tuesday, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CABARET Sizzles and Sears in Mad Horse Theatre-Razer Entertainment's Production
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 18, 2014

The new production of Cabaret mounted by South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre together with Razer Entertainment, sizzles with tension and sears with emotion. The dark,edgy Kander-Ebb musical presented in this intimate space allows the audience identification in a manner so powerful as to make one feel he is seeing the work for the first time. Following on the heels of the hugely successful Grey Gardens, director-choreographer Raymond Marc (Ray) Dumont and the Mad Horse company have ventured for the second time this summer into musical theatre, and the results are stunning! Not only is it refreshing to hear a musical unmiked, but the fifty-seat black box allows for an experience that is up close, personal, and unsparingly gripping. (more...)

HA HA HOOD! Coming to Chelmsford Civic, 19-23 August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Comedy queen Su Pollard (Hi-de-Hi!, You Rang, M'Lord) and comedy duo Cannon and Ball team up for an all-out outrageous side splitting romp. Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince of Leaves is the latest laugh-out-loud production from the Ha Ha! team who had us rolling in the aisles with Ha Ha Holmes!, Ha Ha Hitler! and Ha Ha Hamlet!. Created by Ben Langley, who also takes on the mantle of Robin, Ha Ha Hood! Prince of Leaves gallops into action at the Chelmsford Civic with a 5 night run from 19 - 23 August before taking off on a 61 date national tour from 4 September through 17 November. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 Announced at Sydney's Capitol Theatre
by Jade Kops - Aug 17, 2014

The Helpmann Awards, which has recognised the achievements in live performance in Australia since 2001, is the Australian industry's equivalent of the Tony Awards and the Olivier Awards. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
by Shari Barrett - Aug 16, 2014

Charlie 'Bird' Parker's belief that "music is like a fire to warm your hands on" and a "joyful noise" is currently being celebrated in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic starring Montae Russell as the jazz icon. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, the play continues with a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

Jim Brickman to Play Aurora's Paramount Theatre, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Jim Brickman is the most charted Billboard Adult Contemporary artist in music. How's that for a cool credential? Brickman celebrates his two decades of musical chart busters the only way he knows how - with his fans - with Jim Brickman: The Platinum Tour 'Celebrating 20 Years,'one-night-only at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, Saturday, October 18 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Cherry Jones & Alvin Epstein to Lead Poets' Theatre's UNDER MILK WOOD Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Poets' Theatre has announced that it is reorganizing and planning to present a full season of programming in 2014-2015. This historic Cambridge based organization will be led by Robert Scanlan, as President and Artistic Director, Benjamin Evett as the new Producing Artistic Director, and David Gullette as Literary Director. Scanlan, Evett, and Gullette have been charged by the Board of Directors to bring The Poets' Theatre back to prominence after more than a decade of inactivity. They will professionalize the company, create valuable partnerships with other organizations, and develop the resources to allow the theatre to present top quality productions in a regular and sustainable manner. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Gets Lucky
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 15, 2014

Today we are kickin' up our heels for the just announced 2015 Broadway return of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. (more...)

Margo Feiden Galleries Honors Robin Williams With Rare Recording of His Impersonations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Following the tragic passing of actor and comedy legend Robin Williams on Monday, August 11, New York City gallerist The Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd. has found a unique way to honor the Mork & Mindy and Good Will Hunting actor: Through a rare audio recording featuring a string of the late comedian's trademark impersonations. (more...)

Little People & Fort Knox 5 with SteLouse to Play Fox Theatre, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present Little People & Fort Knox 5 with SteLouse at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. Tickets are on sale Friday, August 15th at noon for $12.00 in advance or $15.00 day of show. (more...)

Showrunner Leaves Katherine Heigl-Led STATE OF AFFAIRS on NBC
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

EW reports that show runner Ed Bernero is leaving Katherine Heigl's new political drama STATE OF AFFAIRS on NBC. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS below! (more...)

Haley Jane Schafer, Greg Foster & More to Star in Big Noise Theatre's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Big Noise Theatre Company has announced the cast for Legally Blonde the Musical, running weekends Oct 10-19 at Prairie Lakes Theatre in Des Plaines, IL. Legally Blonde is based on the beloved 2001 movie and 2007 Broadway show about a sorority girl who discovers herself and makes good at Harvard Law at the same time! (more...)

Comedian Arnez J. to Perform at Tommy T's, 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

It's been two years since comedian Arnez J. has performed in the Bay Area. He's back this weekend when he'll hit the stage at Tommy T's in Pleasanton, CA for six shows Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17. Arnez will be bringing his raw energy and gut-busting impressions to his shows at Tommy T's, telling stories of his family life and poking fun at racial stereotypes. Arnez J.'s charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. 'J is a whirling dervish on stage--he runs, jumps, spins, slides, slips, and mugs through a performance, acting out many of his bits while describing them,' wrote Doug Kaufman in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (more...)

DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION Set for WorkShop Theater, 9/18-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

In the 1970s, the sexual revolution had finally given women the freedom to fully explore their natures. How women of various ages reconciled this freedom with their personal ethics is the subject of Dana Leslie Goldstein's newest play, 'Daughters of the Sexual Revolution,' which will be presented September 18 to October 11 by the WorkShop Theater Company, 312 West 36th Street. Susanna Frazer directs. (more...)

Experience the War of 1812's 'Battle of North Point' at CCBC's O'ER THE RAMPARTS, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

As Baltimore celebrates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 with its Inner Harbor Sailabration and Baltimore County hosts Star Spangled 200, the Community College of Baltimore County is focusing its commemoration of this historic event on a musical drama based on the "Battle of North Point." More than two years in the planning, CCBC has created an original patriotic musical pageant O'er the Ramparts that will premiere at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14 in the John E. Ravekes Theatre at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road. (more...)

FringeNYC Adds Performances of CHEMISTRY, THE FLOOD and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

By popular demand (and venue availability), the 18th annual The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, announces additional performances for 5 of its sold out shows. (more...)

Larry Yando to Lead Goodman Theatre's Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Goodman Theatre's annual holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, now in its 37th year and directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper for the second time. (more...)

Chrome's 'Feel It Like A Scientist' Now Streaming at Consequence of Sound
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The name catches it: Chrome, fast as quicksilver, curved in anticipation of the future, a redux reading of chromosome that feels more machine than man. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL to Return to Detroit, 10/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Detroit's Fisher Theatre for just 4 performances, October 14-16. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre Selected as Fifth Star Honoree
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, celebrating their 125th Anniversary Season, has been chosen as one of five honorees for the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) inaugural Fifth Star Awards, celebrating the city's creativity through artists, arts advocates and cultural institutions. The free public celebration, also honoring dancer Lou Conte, artist Richard Hunt, Grammy-winning composer, pianist and radio personality Ramsey Lewis and arts advocate Lois Weisberg, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 pm at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.) and will feature live performances and tributes throughout the evening. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 13th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 13, 2014

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 the Mosh Pit's 5th Birthday! We start off with the Broadway In Chicago Millennium Park concert, and bring you casting news for 'Evil Dead' and Dee Snider's 'Christmas Tale,' plus the latest from the Marriott Theatre, two northside shows about popular music, The Improvised Sondheim Project and Aurora's cast of 'Cats!' I think I need some cake.... (more...)

David Spade Coming to Comedy Works Landmark Village, 9/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

David Spade is making a stop in Denver for a rare club performance at Comedy Works South! (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley to Star in Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Revival at Paper Mill; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, launches its 11th season this fall at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room with an Opening Night Gala celebrating the work of songwriter/composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening will feature two on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz by ASCAP's Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker, and performances by Saturday Night Live's Ana Gasteyer, who performed the role of 'Elphaba' in Wicked on Broadway, and by two masterful interpreters of Schwartz' work, Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. Bay Area Cabaret's Opening Night Gala Tribute to Stephen Swartz will take place 8 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals
by Jay Irwin - Aug 12, 2014

It's a musical theater nerd's paradise and as a nerd one of my favorite times of the year. Village Theatre has once again brought together an incredible weekend of new works for workshop readings and one full production. Five shows put up for one performance as readings with music stands and scripts in hand and then one larger production put up for two weekends. And while the weekend may be over (and only for members anyway) there's still time to see the larger production and I've got some wonderful photos for you all. But let's start with the production you can still see and then we'll move onto the workshops. (more...)

Four Season's Theatre to Begin 75th Anniversary Season With KISS ME, KATE, 8/22-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Kiss Me, Kate will be the first production at the Four Season's historic Union Theater after two full years of renovations. (more...)

Portraits of 19 Newsmaking Baby Boomers To Be Displayed in New Newseum Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug.12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ On Sept. 26, 2014, the Newseum will open its newest exhibit, 'The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders,' featuring 19 large-format portraits of influential baby boomers one born each year of the baby boom, from 1946 to 1964. Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ('The Black List,' 'The Latino List' and 'The Out List') chose as his subjects boomers who reflect the depth, diversity and talent of their generation. The exhibit, created in partnership with AARP, will be on display at the Newseum through July 5, 2015. (more...)

DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Austin/Brooklyn band Foe Destroyer will return to the DTC stage in the upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. The self-described "nerd, grunge, trash, pop" group will take center stage at the Wyly Theatre from September 11 through October 19. (more...)

Gal Gadot Joins CIA Crime Thriller CRIMINAL
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gal Gadot has signed on for Millennium Films' CRIMINAL, helmed by Ariel Vromen. (more...)

Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS Cast Poses with US Open Trophy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

In anticipation of the upcoming 2014 US Open, cast members from Broadway's hit musical JERSEY BOYS recently posed with the US Open Championship trophy. Check out a photo below! (more...)

Broward Stage Door Theatre to Present WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? THE SOUNDTRACK OF AN ERA, 8/22-9/28
by Carol Kassie - Aug 12, 2014

When Broward Stage Door Theatre's artistic director Derelle Bunn mentioned to director Michael Leeds and choreographer Kevin Black that she had an open time slot for a show, and asked them if they'd be interested in 'doing something', they jumped at the chance. "Kevin and I have wanted to work together for a while, and this was a terrific opportunity," says Leeds. "And then, of course, the question became - what should we do?!" (more...)

Audio Fidelity to George Benson's 'Breezin' On Multichannel 5.1-Surround Sound Hybrid SACD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

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Matt Doyle, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's NEWSIES below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Broadway's Mandy Gonzalez Talks New Film AFTER & More
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 11, 2014

Today, the talented actress speaks exclusively to BWW about the emotionally charged drama as well as what's on tap for her busy showbiz career. (more...)

Global Sources' third annual China Sourcing Fair in Brazil opens today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

SAO PAULO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Global Sources (GSOL) opened its third annual China Sourcing Fair in Brazil today with a large mix of professional buyers expected to attend. The Fair, which runs Aug. 11-13 at the Imigrantes Exhibition Center in Sao Paulo, features hundreds of booths of high-quality consumer products from Greater China and Indian manufacturers, making it South America's largest trade show for Asian goods. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, August 9 - Part 2 - The Pirates of FINDING NEVERLAND Pose, Goodspeed's 'FIDDLER' and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Yesterday's SIPs come from FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T., Goodspeed's THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the national tour of GHOST, and many more! (more...)

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