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Review Roundup: Dallas Theater Center's Modernized LES MISERABLES
by Review Roundups - Jul 9, 2014

Dallas Theater Center will fill the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage with the glorious music of the most popular musical of all time in a thrilling new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's LES MISERABLES. Audiences will be swept away by the epic sounds of LES MISERABLES, directed by Liesl Tommy, which runs through August 17 at the Wyly Theatre. (more...)

MPAC to Host ROCK OF THE 80s, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

MPAC goes retro with a blast of 80s rock Thursday, August 7 at 8 pm. Rock of the 80s features The Romantics ('What I Like About You'), The Smithereens ('A Girl Like You'), Marshall Crenshaw ('Someday, Someway') and Tommy Tutone ('867-5309/Jenny'). Tickets are $39-69. (more...)

We Love You Alan, Oh Yes We Do! Reasons to Love Broadway Superstar Alan Cumming
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 9, 2014

Alan Cumming is back on the Broadway stage this year, returning to the Kit Kat Klub as the androgynous Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret. Just yesterday, the star was honored with his very on caricature which is now on hanging on the fabled walls of Sardi's, and that got us thinking about why he so deserves it. Just in case you're in need of some more reasons to love Broadway's favorite Emcee, BroadwayWorld brings you ten below! (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Documentary A QUESTION OF INNOCENCE, 11/11
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today the premiere of the exclusive documentary film A QUESTION OF INNONCENCE (more...)

Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals to Run 8/8-17; Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Over one jam packed weekend, August 8 -10, six new musicals will be brought to life with help from more than 100 artists and one dozen directors and authors from across the country. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CST's SEUSSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy, Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world of Dr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony AwardŽ-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Every performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, CST partners with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) to offer hands-on craft activities in CST's Lobby. Check out highlights below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs 'Unconditional Love' on Good Day NY
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Saul Williams and Saycon Sengbloh from Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed 'Unconditional Love' on this morning's 'Good Day New York.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CST's SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy,Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world ofDr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony AwardŽ-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle ofMonty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction byMichael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Every performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, CST partners with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) to offer hands-on craft activities in CST's Lobby. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Mojo Gurus Set to Release New Album, 'Who Asked Ya?' 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Mojo Gurus (www.mojogurus.com) confirmed today that they are set to release their new record, Who Asked Ya? on September 16. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TUTS Puts the Whore Back in WHOREHOUSE, Takes Out Damn
by Katricia Lang - Jul 9, 2014

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS is a light-hearded musical based on the notorious Texas born brothel 'Chicken Ranch.' Thanks to a silent agreement between the madam, Miss Mona Stangley, and Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (based on good ol' boy Sheriff Jim Flournoy), things are all quiet on the range. But when flashy, young reporter Melvin P. Thorpe (based on the late, great Houstonite Marvin Zindler) reveals the ranch to the town, sparks fly high in the heart of Texas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Backstage at the Imperial with the Company of LES MISERABLES!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The cast of the Tony nominated revival of Les Miserables has been hard at work at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) since it opened earlier this spring. Below, take a special behind the scenes look at what goes on backstage at the Imperial, with photos featured on the show's official Tumblr page! (more...)

Heart, The Four Tops, Nick Offerman, Joshua Bell, SYLVIA and More Set for Wells Fargo Center's Fall 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

After a year of performances in the newly renovated Ruth Finley Person Theater, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts kicks-off the fall season with a rich array of performers, speakers and family programming. The line-up features music legends like Steve Winwood, Heart, The Temptations and The Four Tops as well as unforgettable comedians Cheech and Chong and Nick Offerman. (more...)

URINETOWN, AS YOU LIKE IT, 21 & More Set for Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will produce five works, including the world premiere of a new musical about the life of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, in the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Mötley Crüe Launches 'The Final Tour' with Sold Out July 4th Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Mötley Crüe's 'Final Tour', kicked off in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on July 2 with the band's biggest and most elaborate production to date. The Show takes fans through the infamous years of the band with their biggest hits like 'Kickstart My Heart,' 'Dr Feelgood' and 'Home Sweet Home', as well as some fan selected surprises featured on the set list. (more...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced
by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2014

The 2014 Helpmann Awards Nominees were announced simultaneously at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. (more...)

BWW TV: LES MISERABLES Gets Modernized at Dallas Theater Center!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

Dallas Theater Center is filling the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage with the glorious music of the most popular musical of all time in a modern new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's LES MISERABLES. Audiences will be swept away by the epic sounds of LES MISERABLES, directed by Liesl Tommy, which runs through August 17 at the Wyly Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)

Award Winning JERSEY BOYS Songwriter Denny Randell and Partner Biddy Schippers Casting New Theatrical Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The new theatrical musical " Posthumously Yours," with words, music and original story and dialogue by hit songwriters Denny Randell and his partner and collaborator Biddy Schippers, brings to life in the words of the writers, "The magic of renewed stardom through death". (more...)

BWW Interviews: Michael Tapley and Shay Rodgers Talk TUTS' WHOREHOUSE
by Kristina Nungaray - Jul 15, 2014

Every summer Houston audiences gear up for Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) free summer musical at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. Top-notch talent and a free price tag make these summer productions an event that is too good to miss. This year, TUTS will be filling the Miller Outdoor Theatre with one whopping Texas treat, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. Taking time out of their busy rehearsal schedule cast member Michael Tapley and choreographer Shay Rodgers talked to BWW-Houston to fill us in on why Houston audiences don't want to miss this summer show! (more...)

FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS Set for FringeNYC, 8/15-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

'As the fattest kid in school, Tommy lives a lonely, living nightmare. When the skinny kids' taunting goes too far, Tommy takes revenge without amends. A dark spoken-word musical diving into the lunchtime of life, where bullies are delicious.' (more...)

Movado Group, Inc. Looks Towards Long Term Growth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Movado Group, Inc. announced executive leadership moves in support of its long term growth strategy. Ricardo Quintero joins the Company as President of Movado Group, Inc., effective today. Mr. Quintero will direct the Company's brands, marketing and international expansion efforts, reporting to Efraim Grinberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Quintero most recently served at The Estée Lauder Companies as Clinique's Senior Vice President, Global General Manager - Market Development. In this position, he was responsible for providing global leadership to achieve growth and profitability for Clinique across all regions and markets, where he drove market share gains, expanded into emerging markets and strengthened new distribution channels for the brand. Rick Coté, who served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2010, has been promoted to Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer. (more...)

Chandra Lee Schwartz and Etai BenShlomo to Join WICKED National Tour in Salt Lake City, July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will be welcoming Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda and Etai BenShlomo on Tuesday, July 29 in Salt Lake City, UT. (more...)

Webb, Ferriday and Griffiths Join Driesen In JERSEY BOYS UK Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The producers of the UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, are delighted to announce the full cast joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli. (more...)

Archie Comics to Present ARCHIE FOREVER: LIFE, AFTERLIFE AND BEYOND at Comic-Con International: San Diego, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, answered the question the entire world has wondered since the company first revealed that Archie Andrews would die: how does the iconic redhead meet his final fate? (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jul 14, 2014

The Helpmann Awards are Australia's version of Broadway's Tony Awards and London's Olivier Awards. The annual awards recognise achievement in live performance including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. (more...)

Warner Bros Records/Reprise Signs Global Superstar Dwight Yoakam
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Warner Bros. Records/Reprise is pleased to announce that it has signed global superstar singer, songwriter, and actor Dwight Yoakam to its roster. (more...)

Stephen Webb, Sam Ferriday and Lewis Griffiths Join JERSEY BOYS UK and Irish Tour - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The producers of the UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, are delighted to announce the full cast joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli. (more...)

VIDEO GAMES LIVE Set for the Beacon Theatre, 1/31/2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

MSG Entertainment announced today that Video Games Live will take the Beacon Theatre stage on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00PM. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 18 at 11:00AM (EST). (more...)

BWW Interviews: 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Showrunners Preview Tonight's Explosive Season Finale
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 14, 2014

The explosive return season of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY airs its season finale on Monday, July, 14th at 9:00pm ET on Fox. In the highly anticipated season finale, the clock ticks toward the final seconds of Jack Bauer's most heroic day. As the world teeters on a terror plot of mass proportions, Jack and the team reunite one last time to avert an imminent international crisis. With little time left and the fate of the free world on the line, Jack is faced with an unthinkable and grave decision. Lives will be lost and the American administration will grapple with the day's most devastating news as the clock stops in this exhilirating finale. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carter Calvert and Sally Struthers in El Portal Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

El Portal Theatre and 22Q Entertainment -- Robert Levinstein& Alan Wager present Always...Patsy Cline, starring Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert as Patsy Cline, today, July 10 to August 3, 2014 at the historic El Portal Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bloody Bloody Carrie White Terrorizes Studio Theatre
by Keith Tittermary - Jul 14, 2014

Not since Carrie. A phrase that has haunted creators of musicals ever since Ken Mandelbaum's famous 1991 book that looks at 40 years of Broadway musical flops. The original Broadway production in 1988 was a disaster, partly due to the writing, but more to do with original director Terry Hands' disastrous approach and minimalist concept. Closing 5 performances after the official opening night, Carrie cleaned up its blood, but not its money and went on to become one of the most famous and financial flops (although a certain Bono-tuned superhero of recent memory has surpassed that). (more...)

Photo Flash: The Public's HERE LIES LOVE Kicks Off 'Summer Friday' Performances with Anika Larsen, Tommy Tune & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Public's HERE LIES LOVE kicked off its 'Summer Friday' performances on Friday. On the Friday, July 11th kickoff, guests in attendance included Alan Rickman, Tommy Tune, Anika Larsen, After Midnight's Karine Plantadit, Andrew Andrew and Sirius XM's Julie James. After the show, they partied with the cast at The Library Restaurant at the Public Theater. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barbara Walsh as 'Margaret White' in Studio 2ndStage's CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Studio 2ndStage's final production of the 2013-2014 season is the edgy and strangely charming Carrie: The Musical, co-directed by Studio 2ndStage Artistic Director Keith Alan Baker and Jacob Janssen. From Lawrence D. Cohen,Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, 2ndStage's CARRIE stars Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh as Carrie's mother, Margaret White, with Emily Zickler making her Studio Theatre debut playing the titular role. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nehal Joshi, Justin Keyes, Allison Blackwell & More in Dallas Theater Center's LES MIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Dallas Theater Center will fill the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage with the glorious music of the most popular musical of all time in a thrilling new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's LES MISERABLES. Audiences will be swept away by the epic sounds of LES MISERABLES, directed by Liesl Tommy, which opens in previews on June 27 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through August 17 at the Wyly Theatre. Tickets to LES MISERABLES are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. Check out a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, Starring Saul Williams, Will Close on Broadway This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, will close on Sunday, July 20 at the Palace Theatre. As of that date, the musical will have played 38 regular performances and 17 preview performances. HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME began previews June 2 and opened June 19. (more...)

Review Roundup: Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Jul 14, 2014

Goodman Theatre presents BRIGADOON, the first large-scale professional revival in more than three decades. The production opened on July 7, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Ann Arbor Named 'America's Top Swim City'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best swim city in America, according to a new study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers and swim clubs, number of accessible pools and volume of top-level swimmers from the area. (more...)

BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT- Campy Hilarious Fun Opens at the White Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Jul 13, 2014

One of the best musical comedies to reach a Kansas City stage this season opened on Saturday July 12 at the White Theatre. Steven Eubank directs Monty Python's Spamalot, with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, and music direction by Pam Williamson. Eubank appears to be a comedic genius in his direction of campy stage plays. Working with an extremely talented cast, he puts together a hilarious production reminiscent of one of the funniest movies of all times, Airplane!. (more...)

Clint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS to Start Screening in Asia 7/16
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 13, 2014

In the Asia Pacific, Philippines, Singapore, and Japan are set to release the film JERSEY BOYS on July 16, July 17, and September 27, 2014, respectively. (more...)

The Village Theatre Will Premiere Six Brand New Musicals in Development, 8/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Village Theatre is the birthplace of new works such Next to Normal and Million Dollar Quartet. And now, it has announced its lineup for the 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals, which runs from Aug 8 to 17. They will be showcasing six new musicals which have been under development. (more...)

VIDEO: Tommy Ramone, the Last of the Original Ramones, Passes Away
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone, the original drummer for The Ramones, passed away at 62 on July 11. The announcement was made on The Ramones' official Facebook page. They included a quote by Tommy, 'It wasn't just music in The Ramones: it was an idea. It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody.' (more...)

Nike Golf Athletes Will Debut New Apparel at The Open Championship
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Nike Golf athletes will stay protected from the predictably chillier temperatures and blustery conditions at this year's Open Championship with new styles for fall featuring wool and engineered knit fabrics. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Ogunquit Playhouse and Broadway Casts Unite
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Members from the former Broadway, National Tour and Chicago productions of Billy Elliot the Musical came to the July 10th performance of Ogunquit Playhouse production. Among the cast members pictured from Ogunquit's production are Noah Parets (Billy), Sam Faulkner (Billy), Anastasia Barzee (Mrs. Wilkinson), Armand Schultz (Dad), Joel Blum (George), Dale Soules (Grandma), Stephen Hanna (Older Billy), and Anthony Festa (Tony). The honored guests pictured are Tony Award Winner, Trent Kowalick (original Broadway Billy Elliot) Tommy Batchelor, (Billy, Broadway and the National Tour), Thommie Retter (Mr. Braithwaite, Broadway), as well as Broadway cast members Brianna Fragomenti, Kara Oates, Annabelle Kempf and Chicago's Small Boy, Mark Page. (more...)

Jim Parsons Comments on 'NORMAL HEART' Emmy Nomination
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

In HBO's The Normal Heart, Parsons reprised his Broadway role as AIDS activist Tommy Boatwright. (more...)

John Pizzarelli, Jane Monheit & More Set for Birdland, 7/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 21 - July 27, featuring John Pizzarelli & The Swing Seven, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Victoria Shaw featuring Ramin Karimloo, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical (more...)

Christian Hoff to Teach Audition Master Class at Stage Door Repertory Theatre, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Tony Award winner Christian Hoff will teach an Audition Master Class at Stage Door Repertory Theatre in Anaheim, CA on Sunday July 13 beginning at 4:30pm and ending at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: STATUS in Melbourne
by Brett Considine - Jul 10, 2014

Status - The Play is about to commence a short run at the Fairfax Studio in Melbourne. It promises a confronting and challenging experience for all who attend, with its ultimate aim to enrich community awareness of HIV/AIDS and raise the status of those who it impacts. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS - Week of July 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, airing on CBS for the week of July 14, 2014! (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Producer Raising $5M to Keep Show Open
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me opened to mixed reviews last month, but lead producer Eric L. Gold won't let that affect the show's open-ended run at the Palace Theatre. He recently told Variety that he hopes to raise another $5 million to keep the new musical open until ticket sales improve. When asked how long the show will remain, Gold told Variety: 'It's week to week right now. It can't tell you if it'll be two weeks or two months. It's an expensive game, and I'm the guy carrying the load financially. I made a rookie mistake by underestimating how much capital was necessary, but I'm tenacious.' (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

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