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The Michael Weiss Trio Performs at the Kitano New York 10/1 & 10/2The Michael Weiss Trio Performs at the Kitano New York 10/1 & 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2010

Pianist and composer Michael Weiss leads a trio in tribute to the late, great Detroit pianists Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan at the Kitano New York. Joining Weiss are bassist George Mraz, who was a member of trios led by both Jones and Flanagan, and drummer Dennis Mackrel, a former member of Jones' trio. (more...)

Video: See Ellen DeGeneres in PROMISES, PROMISES!Video: See Ellen DeGeneres in PROMISES, PROMISES!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2010

As reported previously, Ellen Degeneres made a surprise cameo in PROMISES, PROMISES September 7, performing alongside Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. Footage from her surprise performance aired September 15 on the season premiere of her show on NBC. The clips have hit the internet today! Click here to watch her spot. (more...)

Park Square Theatre Presents GEE'S BEND, Opens 10/22Park Square Theatre Presents GEE'S BEND, Opens 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2010

The Pettway women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, share their songs, faith, and traditions as they persevere through segregation, family turmoil and the battle for Civil Rights. Quilting brings them comfort, each firm stitch a reminder of their resilience. (more...)

Steppenwolf Extends TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDSteppenwolf Extends TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2010

Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf for Young Adults is pleased to add an additional weekend of public performances to its 50th anniversary production of the acclaimed American classic To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, dramatized by Christopher Sergel and directed by Hallie Gordon. (more...)

Irina Brook's Adaptation of MIDSUMMER Heads To La MaMa ETC 11/3-7Irina Brook's Adaptation of MIDSUMMER Heads To La MaMa ETC 11/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2010

WAITING FOR THE DREAM ('En Attendant le Songe') -- an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - will be performed by La Compagnie Irina Brook for a limited engagement November 3 to 7 at La MaMa ETC (74A E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. WAITING FOR THE DREAM is performed in French and English with subtitles. (more...)

The Michael Weiss Trio Performs at the Kitano New York 10/1 & 10/2The Michael Weiss Trio Performs at the Kitano New York 10/1 & 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2010

Pianist and composer Michael Weiss leads a trio in tribute to the late, great Detroit pianists Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan at the Kitano New York. Joining Weiss are bassist George Mraz, who was a member of trios led by both Jones and Flanagan, and drummer Dennis Mackrel, a former member of Jones' trio. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK 9/28-10/30Westport Country Playhouse Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK 9/28-10/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the newly revised adaptation of the timeless classic, 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' helmed by award-winning director Gerald Freedman, September 28 through October 30, as part of its 80th Anniversary Season. (more...)

North Coast Rep Presents UNSCRIPTED NOIR, 9/28North Coast Rep Presents UNSCRIPTED NOIR, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2010

For those who love the hard-boiled fiction of Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain and the gritty film noirs their stories inspired, a night of 'theatre noir' will be unveiled this September at North Coast Rep. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK 9/28-10/30Westport Country Playhouse Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK 9/28-10/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the newly revised adaptation of the timeless classic, 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' helmed by award-winning director Gerald Freedman, September 28 through October 30, as part of its 80th Anniversary Season. (more...)

September at the Metropolitan Room To Feature Theis, Oney, Ross, et al.September at the Metropolitan Room To Feature Theis, Oney, Ross, et al.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2010

September at The Metropolitan Room features... (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Free Day Of Theatre For Addison Residents 9/26WaterTower Theatre Announces Free Day Of Theatre For Addison Residents 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2010

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Terry Martin, announced today a special opportunity for full-time residents of the Town of Addison: Our Town for Our Town, a free performance of WaterTower Theatre's production of Our Town on Sunday, September 26 at 2 pm. (more...)

A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY Next for Signature Theatre's '10-'11 Season; Chess Closes 9/26A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY Next for Signature Theatre's '10-'11 Season; Chess Closes 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2010

Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director of the Tony Awardģ-winning Signature Theatre, today announced the company's 2010-2011 season of four musicals and three plays, with the innovative company producing three world premieres and one regional premiere. (more...)

THE DRAWER BOY, GEE'S BEND, BECKY'S NEW CAR & More Set for NCR's '10-'11 Season THE DRAWER BOY, GEE'S BEND, BECKY'S NEW CAR & More Set for NCR's '10-'11 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2010

Seven plays. Seven San Diego premieres. North Coast Repertory Theatre will light up the stage with a roster of imaginative, first-time productions during the 2010-2011 season. From laugh-filled, captivating comedies to explosive, thought-provoking dramas, Season 29 promises audiences a rewarding theatrical experience in an intimate setting. And there's more welcome news - subscriber ticket prices have been lowered for the season, so you can enjoy all seven plays and save. (more...)

THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE Extends Run At The Vaudeville Theater Thru 9/25THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE Extends Run At The Vaudeville Theater Thru 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2010

Due to popular demand, Neil Simon's award-winning comedy The Prisoner of Second Avenue has extended its run at the Vaudeville Theatre until 25 September 2010. Directed by Terry Johnson and starring Jeff Gold blum and Mercedes Ruehl, The Prisoner Of Second Avenue is the first West End production to be staged by The Old Vic Theatre Company. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Closes at OCPAC 9/25YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Closes at OCPAC 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2010

The classic Mel Brooks movie is ALIVE...and it's headed to the Orange County Performing Arts Center September 12 - 25 in Segerstrom Hall! Presented by Robert F.X. Sillerman and Brooks, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein is a spectacular new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tonyģ Award winning smash The Producers and the winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Broadway.com Audience Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: MACK & MABEL Opens at BickfordPhoto Flash: MACK & MABEL Opens at Bickford
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2010

A record, near-capacity audience leapt to its feet at the Opening Night of Jerry Herman's 8-time Tony Award-nominated musical, MACK & MABEL, on Friday, September 24, at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ. This rollicking and romantic delight by the Tony Award-winning composer of La Cage Aux Folles, Hello, Dolly! and Mame runs through Sunday, October 17, 2010. (more...)

'The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein''The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein'
by Beau Higgins - Sep 24, 2010

Spotlights will race across the sky, ticket holders will arrive on a red carpet, and the celebration of the Broward Center's 20th anniversary year will be launched Wednesday, October 6, at 8 P.M. with the season premiere of THE NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN marking the first salvo of the excitingly diverse 2010 2011 Broadway Across America-Fort Lauderdale 8-musical theatrical season, presented by the Florida Theatrical Association at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Terry Martin To Lead OUR TOWN 9/24-10/24WaterTower Theatre Announces Terry Martin To Lead OUR TOWN 9/24-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2010

WaterTower Theatre today announced casting details for Our Town which opens the Company's 15th anniversary season. The ensemble cast includes Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre's Producing Artistic Director (who is also directing the play) in the role of the avuncular Stage Manager, who narrates the action. (more...)

Bickford Theatre Kicks Off 16th Season, 9/23Bickford Theatre Kicks Off 16th Season, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2010

Eric Hafen, Artistic Director of the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, is proud to unveil the Bickford Theatre's 2010-2011 Season (more...)

PCS Holds SUNSET BOULEVARD Drag Night, 10/8PCS Holds SUNSET BOULEVARD Drag Night, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2010

Bust out your best Norma Desmond drag (or shop for some new glittering Hollywood vintage) at this just announced series of pre-show events for Sunset Boulevard and you could win a pair of season tickets to the 2010/2011 PCS season. Drag Night will be October 8th, with a special $5 off offer using the code word 'DRAG' and a complimentary drink ticket for each patron who arrives dressed as Norma (as well as a chance to win season tickets!) Patrons on the hunt for glittering Hollywood finds to add some glamour to their fall wardrobe should join us for our pre-show vintage fashion shows on September 29th, October 6th, and October 13th at 7:05 pm. (more...)

Works By Lapine, Meyer & More To Be Featured In STORIES ON 5 STORIES 11/1Works By Lapine, Meyer & More To Be Featured In STORIES ON 5 STORIES 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2010

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced it will present its popular benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES Monday, November 1. (more...)

The Bickford Theatre Presents MACK & MABEL 9/23-10/17The Bickford Theatre Presents MACK & MABEL 9/23-10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2010

Eric Hafen, Artistic Director of the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, proudly launches his 2010-2011 'Stage & Screen' Season with Jerry Herman's most-beloved musical, Mack & Mabel, running on the Bickford Mainstage from Thursday, September 23, through Sunday, October 17. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Revival to Debut at Aronoff Center, 9/21-10/3SOUTH PACIFIC Revival to Debut at Aronoff Center, 9/21-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Bob Boyett and NETworks Presentations, presents a new production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher. Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC makes its Cincinnati debut at the Aronoff Center, playing September 21- October 3, 2010 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway Across America 10/11 Season Presentation. For more information on the production, please visit www.SouthPacificOnTour.com. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK 9/28-10/30Westport Country Playhouse Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK 9/28-10/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the newly revised adaptation of the timeless classic, 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' helmed by award-winning director Gerald Freedman, September 28 through October 30, as part of its 80th Anniversary Season. (more...)

PCS Holds SUNSET BOULEVARD Drag Night, 10/8PCS Holds SUNSET BOULEVARD Drag Night, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010

Bust out your best Norma Desmond drag (or shop for some new glittering Hollywood vintage) at this just announced series of pre-show events for Sunset Boulevard and you could win a pair of season tickets to the 2010/2011 PCS season. Drag Night will be October 8th, with a special $5 off offer using the code word 'DRAG' and a complimentary drink ticket for each patron who arrives dressed as Norma (as well as a chance to win season tickets!) Patrons on the hunt for glittering Hollywood finds to add some glamour to their fall wardrobe should join us for our pre-show vintage fashion shows on September 29th, October 6th, and October 13th at 7:05 pm. (more...)

OUR TOWN Recoups Investments Off-BroadwayOUR TOWN Recoups Investments Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010

Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter, the producers of David Cromer's record-breaking production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town at the Barrow Street Theatre, announced today the Off-Broadway hit has officially recouped its entire investment. (more...)

Liza Talks SUNSET BOULEVARD FilmLiza Talks SUNSET BOULEVARD Film
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

Liza appeared last night on CNN's Larry King Live, and the subject of there being a film of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD (a show that the star was never in on stage). Here's what was said: (more...)

Jazz Church Announces Interviews w/ All Nite Soul Honoree Frank Wess on WBGO & WKCR 10/6-10/7Jazz Church Announces Interviews w/ All Nite Soul Honoree Frank Wess on WBGO & WKCR 10/6-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

The Jazz Ministry of Saint Peter's Church - the Jazz Church - announces that All Nite Soul Honoree and NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess will be interviewed on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Noon on WBGO 88.3 FM (www.wbgo.org) by Rhonda Hamilton and on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7 PM on WKCR 89.9 FM (www.wkcr.org) by Sharif Abdus-Salaam. (more...)

'The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein' Opens Tonight!'The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein' Opens Tonight!
by Beau Higgins - Oct 6, 2010

Spotlights will race across the sky, ticket holders will arrive on a red carpet, and the celebration of the Broward Center's 20th anniversary year will be launched Wednesday, October 6, at 8 P.M. with the season premiere of THE NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN marking the first salvo of the excitingly diverse 2010 2011 Broadway Across America-Fort Lauderdale 8-musical theatrical season, presented by the Florida Theatrical Association at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter's Church Announces All Nite Soul Interviews 10/6-7The Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter's Church Announces All Nite Soul Interviews 10/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

The Jazz Ministry of Saint Peter's Church - the Jazz Church - announces that All Nite Soul Honoree and NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess will be interviewed on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Noon on WBGO 88.3 FM (www.wbgo.org ) by Rhonda Hamilton and on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7 PM on WKCR 89.9 FM (www.wkcr.org ) by Sharif Abdus-Salaam. (more...)

CCM Presents THE MATCHMAKER, Previews 10/27CCM Presents THE MATCHMAKER, Previews 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

The College-Conservatory of Music launches its 2010-11 Mainstage Series with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy The Matchmaker. (more...)

Jazz Church Announces Interviews w/ All Nite Soul Honoree Frank Wess on WBGO & WKCR 10/6-10/7Jazz Church Announces Interviews w/ All Nite Soul Honoree Frank Wess on WBGO & WKCR 10/6-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

The Jazz Ministry of Saint Peter's Church - the Jazz Church - announces that All Nite Soul Honoree and NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess will be interviewed on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Noon on WBGO 88.3 FM (www.wbgo.org) by Rhonda Hamilton and on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7 PM on WKCR 89.9 FM (www.wkcr.org) by Sharif Abdus-Salaam. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Cast For Script in Hand Reading 11/15Westport Country Playhouse Announces Cast For Script in Hand Reading 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2010

Kieran Campion, Mia Dillon and Edward Herrmann will read Noel Coward's bittersweet "A Song at Twilight," part of Westport Country Playhouse's popular Script in Hand Series, on Monday, November 15, 7 p.m. (more...)

Jazz Church Announces Interviews w/ All Nite Soul Honoree Frank Wess on WBGO & WKCR 10/6-10/7Jazz Church Announces Interviews w/ All Nite Soul Honoree Frank Wess on WBGO & WKCR 10/6-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2010

The Jazz Ministry of Saint Peter's Church - the Jazz Church - announces that All Nite Soul Honoree and NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess will be interviewed on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Noon on WBGO 88.3 FM (www.wbgo.org) by Rhonda Hamilton and on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7 PM on WKCR 89.9 FM (www.wkcr.org) by Sharif Abdus-Salaam. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Two Script in Hand Readings 10/4, 11/15Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Two Script in Hand Readings 10/4, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse's popular Script in Hand Series will feature two autumn playreadings, Alan Ayckbourn's hilarious 'Bedroom Farce' on Monday, October 4, 7 p.m., and NoŽl Coward's bittersweet 'A Song at Twilight' on Monday, November 15, 7 p.m. Tickets to the one-night-only events are $15. (more...)

North Coast Rep Presents GEE'S BAND, 10/16-11/7North Coast Rep Presents GEE'S BAND, 10/16-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2010

Gee's Bend depicts the turbulent history of African-Americans in the 20th century by focusing on a single family in the real community of Gee's Bend, AL, which is now famous for the beautiful quilts created by the women that grew up there. A moving tale of three generations of African-American women living in this isolated Alabama town chronicles the courage and resiliency of their life's journey. Gee's Bend highlights the life of Sadie Pettway, from her teenage years to her 70s, and the other women in her quilting circle. Their experiences inspired them to create magnificent quilts that were miraculous works of art, and inspired this haunting play filled with Gospel music that has swept the country. Likewise, it will stir North Coast Rep audiences long after the lights have faded. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Beautiful Moments of Theatre on Display at WaterTower's OUR TOWNBWW Reviews: Beautiful Moments of Theatre on Display at WaterTower's OUR TOWN
by Joseph Melnicoff - Oct 4, 2010

WaterTower theatre mounts Thornton Wilder's classic play with fine, unmannered performances in a production marked with technical distinction. (more...)

Light Opera Works Announces Fall ScheduleLight Opera Works Announces Fall Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2010

Light Opera Works' 2010 season continues in the fall with Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's, I DO! I DO! (October 3-November 14) on the Second Stage, and Jerry Herman's HELLO, DOLLY! (December 26-January 2) on the mainstage. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Revival to Debut at Aronoff Center, 9/21-10/3SOUTH PACIFIC Revival to Debut at Aronoff Center, 9/21-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Bob Boyett and NETworks Presentations, presents a new production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher. Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC makes its Cincinnati debut at the Aronoff Center, playing September 21- October 3, 2010 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway Across America 10/11 Season Presentation. For more information on the production, please visit www.SouthPacificOnTour.com. (more...)

Amusing YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Launches 2010-2011 Gammage SeasonAmusing YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Launches 2010-2011 Gammage Season
by Tim Shawver - Oct 3, 2010

The new Mel Brooks musical, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, is a delightful and fun way for Tempe's Gammage Auditorium to start the 2010-2011 season. Strong performances and world-class choreography entertain despite a limited book and score. (more...)

The Michael Weiss Trio Performs at the Kitano New York 10/1 & 10/2The Michael Weiss Trio Performs at the Kitano New York 10/1 & 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2010

Pianist and composer Michael Weiss leads a trio in tribute to the late, great Detroit pianists Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan at the Kitano New York. Joining Weiss are bassist George Mraz, who was a member of trios led by both Jones and Flanagan, and drummer Dennis Mackrel, a former member of Jones' trio. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Stages 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' Through OctoberWestport Country Playhouse Stages 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' Through October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse will stage 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' a timeless and powerful classic, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman, and directed by Gerald Freedman (Broadway's 'The Robber Bridegroom,' 'The Grand Tour,' the revival of 'West Side Story,' co-directed with Jerome Robbins, the premiere of Arthur Miller's 'The Creation of the World and Other Business' and Shaw's 'Mrs. Warren's Profession') from October 2 through October 30. (more...)

Steppenwolf Presents TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 10/12-11/12Steppenwolf Presents TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 10/12-11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2010

Steppenwolf for Young Adults celebrates the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed American classic To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, dramatized by Christopher Sergel and directed by Hallie Gordon. The production features ensemble member Alan Wilder with Abu Ansari, Carolyn Defrin, James D. Farruggio, Caroline Heffernan, Franette Liebow, Zachary Keller, Larry Neumann Jr., Elaine Roth, Gary Simmers, Philip R. Smith, Sandra Watson, Bubba Weiler, Claire Wellin and Dexter Zollicoffer. To Kill a Mockingbird runs October 12 - November 12, 2010 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Weekday matinees (Tuesdays - Fridays) are reserved for school groups only, with weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) performances available to the public. Single tickets go on-sale Friday, July 30, 2010. (more...)

Molly Shannon Joins PROMISES, PROMISES for 11 Weeks Starting Oct. 12thMolly Shannon Joins PROMISES, PROMISES for 11 Weeks Starting Oct. 12th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2010

'Saturday Night Live' alumnus and 'Superstar' Molly Shannon will make her Broadway debut in the smash hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES as Marge MacDougall for a limited 11 week run from Tuesday, October 12, 2010 through Sunday, December 26, 2010. This new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and opened on Sunday, April 25, 2010. (more...)

Morgan Freeman to Receive 39th AFI Life Achievement AwardMorgan Freeman to Receive 39th AFI Life Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2010

Morgan Freeman has been selected by the American Film Institute's (AFI) Board of Trustees to receive the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, it was announced today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees. (more...)

Ann Crumb Completes Casting For Arvada's SUNSET BOULEVARD 9/14-10/10Ann Crumb Completes Casting For Arvada's SUNSET BOULEVARD 9/14-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has selected Ann Crumb, renown for her work on Broadway and the West End, to play the role of Norma Desmond in the second fully staged regional production in the U.S. of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, which opens September 14 and runs through October 10, 2010. (more...)

Frank Wess Set to Perform at Saint Peter's Church, 10/10 Frank Wess Set to Perform at Saint Peter's Church, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

On this the 40th anniversary of All Nite Soul, the Jazz Ministry of Saint Peter's Church - the Jazz Church - is thrilled to honor National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master, saxophonist and flutist Frank Wess. The event begins with Jazz Vespers at 5 PM. All Nite Soul starts at 7 PM with over 80 musicians celebrating All Nite Soul and honoring Frank Wess. An 'exhibit wall' in the Living Room of Saint Peter's Church will tell the story of Frank Wess with memorabilia. (more...)

Finneran Announces Pregnancy; Departs PROMISES Oct. 10, 2010Finneran Announces Pregnancy; Departs PROMISES Oct. 10, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

It has been a banner year for PROMISES, PROMISES' Katie Finneran. Her critically acclaimed performance as Marge MacDougall in the smash hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES swept the 2010 awards season winning her the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. On Sunday, August 22, Ms. Finneran married long time companion Darren Goldstein (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson), and now the couple has announced that they are expecting a child this winter. It is with best wishes that the producers of PROMISES, PROMISES announced today that Tony Award winner Katie Finneran will play her final performance in the smash hit musical comedy on Sunday, October 10, 2010. This new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and opened on Sunday, April 25, 2010. Casting for Broadway's next Marge MacDougall will be announced shortly. (more...)

'The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein''The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein'
by Beau Higgins - Oct 1, 2010

Spotlights will race across the sky, ticket holders will arrive on a red carpet, and the celebration of the Broward Center's 20th anniversary year will be launched Wednesday, October 6, at 8 P.M. with the season premiere of THE NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN marking the first salvo of the excitingly diverse 2010 2011 Broadway Across America-Fort Lauderdale 8-musical theatrical season, presented by the Florida Theatrical Association at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Stages 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' Through OctoberWestport Country Playhouse Stages 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' Through October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse will stage 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' a timeless and powerful classic, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman, and directed by Gerald Freedman (Broadway's 'The Robber Bridegroom,' 'The Grand Tour,' the revival of 'West Side Story,' co-directed with Jerome Robbins, the premiere of Arthur Miller's 'The Creation of the World and Other Business' and Shaw's 'Mrs. Warren's Profession') from October 2 through October 30. (more...)

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