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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)

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Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

The anachronistic show explores the lives of the nine presidential assassins and would-be assassins, weaving together fictional scenes where the characters interact among each other with real-life events.


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New Repertory Theater Presents COLLECTED STORIES 10/9-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts has announced Collected Stories by 2000 Pulitzer Prize playwright Donald Margulies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: All Hail - Julia Murney, Mary Testa & QUEEN OF THE MIST Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Oct 6, 2011

Yesterday, October 5, the company of Queen of the Mist met the press and below we bring you complete performance preview coverage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton in SWEENEY TODD
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to beStephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton. (more...)

Jeffrey Kuhn and Todd Cerveris Lead CAP21 Theatre's SOUTHERN COMFORT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2011

CAP 21 Theatre Company presents SOUTHERN COMFORT, a new musical by Dan Collins (book and lyrics) and Julianne Wick Davis (music), based on Kate Davis' 2001 Sundance award-winning documentary about transgender friends in rural Georgia. Jeffrey Kuhn and Todd Cerveris join previously announced Annette O'Toole and Jeff McCarthy, with official press opening tonight at the CAP21 Black Box Theater (18 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. Thomas Caruso (ZOMBIE, MIMI LE DUCK) directs. (more...)

Hartt Theatre Students Perform PIPPIN in Lincoln Theatre, 10/27-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2011

The Hartt School's Music Theatre students present Pippin, the tale of the son of King Charlemagne and his search for personal significance, Thursday, October 27, Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, October 30, at 3:00 PM. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Jane Krakowski, Kelli O'Hara et al. Lead Roundabout's SHE LOVES ME Benefit Performance, Dec. 5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski (Nine), three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara (The Pajama Game), Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'), Tony nominee Michael McGrath (Memphis), Tony nominee Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon) and four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber (Present Laughter) leading an all-star cast in a one-night only performance of SHE LOVES ME. The romantic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof). (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Julia Murney, Mary Testa & QUEEN OF THE MIST Company Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Oct 5, 2011

Queen of the Mist begins performances Tuesday, October 18 at The Gym at Judson Memorial Church in anticipation of a November 6 opening. Queen of the Mist stars D.C. Anderson (The Phantom of the Opera, The Life Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby), Stanley Bahorek (See Rock City & Other Destinations, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Theresa McCarthy (Titanic, Floyd Collins), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party, First Lady Suite), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific, Tales of the City), Tally Sessions (The House of Blue Leaves, Yank!), and Mary Testa (On The Town, Marie Chrtistine, Xanadu, 42nd Street). The production was created by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Jack Cummings III and choreographed by Scott Rink. Today, October 5, the company met the press and below, we bring you a sneak peek teaser of the event. Stay tuned for complete photo coverage and video interviews with the cast! (more...)

WICKED at Bass Concert Hall On Sale October 22
by Erin Privratsky - Oct 5, 2011

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Austin at Texas Performing Arts Bass Concert Hall, playing January 25-February 12, 2012. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Mamie Parris Joins Cast of WICKED National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2011

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED welcomes Mamie Parris as Elphaba tonight in Atlanta, GA. (more...)

Animal Planet Airs Viking Wilderness
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2011

At the northern-most reaches of the world, a vast and primal wilderness plays host to nature's most spectacular wildlife and expansive landscapes. (more...)

Pit Stop Players Present DARK SIDE OF THE TUNE Concert, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2011

The Pit Stop Players, a thirteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will kick off their third season with a concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm. The critically acclaimed group will offer creepy-themed music the night before Halloween, in a program titled 'Dark Side of the Tune.' (more...)

Cast Announced for Musical Theatre West's HAIRSPRAY, 10/28 - 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2011

Musical Theatre West is proud to announce that it will open its 59th Season with the mega-hit HAIRSPRAY at the beautiful 1,070-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. HAIRSPRAY previews October 28 and runs for fourteen performances through November 13, 2011 (more...)

Mesa Community College Opens A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2011

Mesa Community College's Act I Musical Productions to open its 12th season with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, opening on October 20th in Mesa, AZ. (more...)

Hartt Theatre Students Perform PIPPIN in Lincoln Theatre, 10/27-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

The Hartt School's Music Theatre students present Pippin, the tale of the son of King Charlemagne and his search for personal significance, Thursday, October 27, Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, October 30, at 3:00 PM. (more...)

Tickets For Broadway Sacramento's WICKED Go On Sale December 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

WICKED, the most anticipated musical production of the 2011 - 2012 Broadway Sacramento season will go on sale to the public on Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 a.m. exclusively in person at the Community Center Theater Box Office, 1301 L Street, in Sacramento. (more...)

WICKED Announces Ticket Lottery For $25 Seats
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for WICKED, which will be performing from November 2 - 26 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. (more...)

SIMPLY STREISAND Extends At Laurie Beechman Thru 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

SIMPLY STREISAND, a celebration of Ms. Barbra Streisand, her legendary career and the music she made famous, will continue at The Laurie Beechman Theatre for one additional performance, following four critically acclaimed previous performances. SIMPLY STREISAND will continue on Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Phoebe Strole, et al. Set for SCHOOLED Reading, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

The New Ohio Theatre presents an industry reading of the new play Schooled, written by Lisa Lewis and directed by Oliver Butler, starring Michael Cerveris, Phoebe Strole, James Kautz and Mara Davi, with dramaturgy by Matthew Schneider. The reading will take place on Tuesday, November 15 at 8pm at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. (more...)

Alley Theatre Presents THE SANTALAND DIARIES. Previews 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2011

This season, along with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas, which runs on the Hubbard Stage, the Alley Theatre will once again present a second holiday production, David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries on the Neuhaus Stage. (more...)

Broadway's Marc Kudisch and Shannon Lewis Get Married!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2011

Broadway couple Marc Kudisch and Shannon Lewis just tied the knot yesterday, October 24 in Key West, Florida. Congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

David Garrison To Lead SILENCE! The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

Full casting has been announced for SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell ([title of show]), music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific, Newsies). (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Comes To Musical Theatre West, Previews 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

Musical Theatre West is set to announce that it will open its 59th Season with the mega-hit HAIRSPRAY at the beautiful 1,070-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trustus Theatre Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

When Trustus Co-Founder Jim Thigpen directed the first Trustus show Luv in 1985, he did not know what to expect for the future of the company. Twenty-seven years later, Trustus Theatre is not only still in existence, but has grown into an institution of professional and provocative entertainment in the Midlands. In his last season as Artistic Director, Thigpen wanted his 'Swan Song' to be the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning August: Osage County - a show that many theatre fans call one of the most breathtaking evenings they have experienced in the last 5 years. August: Osage County opens on the Trustus Main Stage at 8:00pm on Friday, October 21st. (more...)

West Coast Enseble Discontinues Membership
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

West Coast Ensemble is saddened to announce that after 30 years as a membership company, it is discontinuing its membership component effective November 1. (more...)

Mesa Community College Opens A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

Mesa Community College's Act I Musical Productions to open its 12th season with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, opening on October 20th in Mesa, AZ. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Jill Paice & More Join Lorna Luft in Paper Mill's WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) today announced the cast and creative team for its holiday musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Irving Berlin's White Christmas will be directed by Marc Bruni, with choreography by Randy Skinner and musical direction by Steven Freeman. The cast features: James Clow (Bob Wallace), Tony Yazbeck (Phil Davis), Jill Paice (Betty Haynes), Meredith Patterson (Judy Haynes), Edward James Hyland (General Waverly) and Lorna Luft (Martha Watson). (more...)

Photo Flash: STORIES ON 5 STORIES: Dirty Laundry
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced the line-up of performers participating in the return of its popular benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES: Dirty Laundry on Monday evening, October 17. (more...)

WICKED Returns To Nashville 10/19-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster will return to Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center, October 19 through November 6. (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD to Transfer to Adelphi Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to be Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton. (more...)

FALSETTOS Extends At Third Street Theater Thru 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

Third Street Theatre has announced that its first production in L.A.'s newest 99-seat Equity Waiver house; their critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITICS' CHOICE, LA Weekly GO!, Backstage CRITIC'S PICK, Ovation Recommended!) smash-hit production of the Tony award-winning musical FALSETTOS, with book by James Lapine and William Finn, music and lyrics by William Finn, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Greg Nabours and directed by Richard Israel is EXTENDING AGAIN - through Sunday, November 13 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood! (more...)

QUEEN OF THE MIST Plays The Gym At Judson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Queen of the Mist is a world premiere musical with words and music by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party,Marie Christine, Hello Again). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look- JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN is coming to theaters this Friday, October 21, 2011 starring Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson and Pierce Brosnan. (more...)

WICKED Returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in three previous engagements, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, December 12, 2012-January 6, 2013. (more...)

Anne Hathaway to Host Public Theater Forum, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

The Public Theaterhas just announced the final line-up for its two upcoming fall Public Forum events. The 2011-2012 Public Forum season will continue on October 23 with 'The Legacy of Steve Jobs,' a provocative discussion with Mike Daisey, the creator and performer of The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs; Robert Krulwich, the science correspondent of NPR and co-host of Radiolab; and Dan Lyons, the technology editor at Newsweek Daily Beast and creator of 'Fake Steve Jobs,' the persona behind the notorious tech blog The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs. Single tickets, priced at $25, are on sale now. (more...)

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED's Final Performance Will Be 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Following eighteen sold out shows, the hit cabaret series, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, will continue for an nineteenth installment, Sunday, October 30 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Sondheim Unplugged is currently celebrating the second year of it's smash run, having begun this journey of celebrating Sondheim in July of 2010. The series will close, following an unprecedented 17 month run, with it's 20th performance on Monday, November 28 @ 7pm. (more...)

Musical Theatre West's Hairspray Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Musical Theatre West has announced that it will open its 59th Season with the mega-hit HAIRSPRAY at the beautiful 1,070-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. (more...)

MEMPHIS National Tour Kicks Off in Memphis, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

The national touring production of MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will kick off on October 16, 2011 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN (203 South Main Street) where it will play through October 23. (more...)

Smithown Center for the Performing Arts to Present ASSASSINS
by Estelle Hallick - Oct 15, 2011

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will usher in a production of the controversial Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical, Assassins, beginning on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The production will run for 16 performances and conclude on November 6, 2011. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Out Front On Main's GEORGE MANUS, A Life in the Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 14, 2011

George Manus has been a part of the theater community in Nashville and Middle Tennessee for so long that it's easy to forget he's not yet 40 years old. He cut his teeth as a young director at Dennis Ewing's late and lamented Actors Playhouse of Nashville, which led him to spearhead the opening of his own theater company, DreamWeaver Productions on Third Avenue South in downtown Nashville during the early to mid-1990s, and now he heads up Murfreesboro's Out Front On Main, a storefront operation that specializes in bringing edgier theater to that burgeoning college town. (more...)

Cast Announced for MEMPHIS National Tour; Fenkart & Boswell to Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

The 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced casting today for the U.S. national tour of the critically acclaimed production. The national tour of MEMPHIS will star Bryan Fenkart (Huey) and Felicia Boswell (Felicia) with Quentin Earl Darrington (Delray), Rhett George (Gator), Julie Johnson (Mama), Will Mann (Bobby), and William Parry (Mr. Simmons). (more...)

David Garrison To Lead SILENCE! The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

Full casting has been announced for SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell ([title of show]), music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific, Newsies). (more...)

Tickets On Sale for Broadway Transfer of OTHER DESERT CITIES 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway production of Jon Robin Baitz's OTHER DESERT CITIES, starring Stacy Keach, Stockard Channing and Judith Light. OTHER DESERT CITIES will begin preview performances Oct. 12 at the Booth Theatre and will open Thursday, November 3. (more...)

BWW TV: Avance de 'Songs For a New World' en Mataró
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 12, 2011

Sergio Campoy (La Nit Dels Assassins), Édgar Martínez (Los Miserables), Marina Pastor (Fama, Hair) y Sara Pérez (Spamalot, El Diluvio Que Viene) protagonizarán esta nueva producción del musical 'Songs For a New World', de Jason Robert Brown, dirigido por Silvia Navarro, con dirección musical de Gustavo Llull y coreografía de Mercè Grané, los días 17 y 18 de Octubre en la Sala Cabanyes de Mataró. Echa un vistazo a este avance en vídeo en el que los protagonistas intepretan algunos fragmentos de los temas del show. (more...)

Smithown Center for the Performing Arts to Present ASSASSINS October 15-November 6
by Estelle Hallick - Oct 12, 2011

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will usher in a production of the controversial Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical, Assassins, beginning on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The production will run for 16 performances and conclude on November 6, 2011. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE RIALTO CHATTER: Andy Karl Starring as ROCKY in New Developmental Lab
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 11, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that a new reading of the long in development Rocky musical is taking place this week in the city. Starring in the workshop is Andy Karl as Rocky, Glenn Flesher as Pauly and Tricia Paoluccio as Adrienne. (more...)

WICKED Announces $25 Day-of-Show Ticket Lottery During TPAC Run
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 11, 2011

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for each performance of Wicked, which runs October 19 through November 6, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. Prior to each performance, those interested should arrive at TPAC two-and-a-half hours before show time to have their names placed in the lottery drawing.The sign up will take place in TPAC's Polk Theater lobby. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson's An Iliad 11/10-12/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2011

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present the regional premiere of An Iliad, adapted from Fagles' translation of Homer's Iliad by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Radio Moscow Releases THE GREAT ESCAPE OF LESLIE MAGNAFUZZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2011

THE GREAT ESCAPE OF LESLIE MAGNAFUZZ is the Californian-based band's third album for the highly regarded Alive Naturalsound Records. (more...)

New Repertory Theater Presents COLLECTED STORIES 10/9-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts has announced Collected Stories by 2000 Pulitzer Prize playwright Donald Margulies. (more...)

New Book SAVING JFK To Be Published
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2011

When little known Chicago author W. Green was asked his reaction upon discovering the enormously popular writer Stephen King would soon be releasing his latest book 11/22/63 (a story about a school teacher time traveler from Maine who turns back the clock save President Kennedy), he replied: 'It's a strange situation because of the commonality of the basic story line and timing. (more...)

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