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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
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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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Arden Theatre Presents Premiere of TULIPOMANIA: THE MUSICAL 5/24-6/01
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

Arden Theatre Company concludes its 2011/12 Season with the premiere of TULIPOMANIA: The Musical, with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael Ogborn. Directed by Terrence J. Nolen, this world premiere musical will run on the F. Otto Haas Stage from May 24-July 1, 2012. (more...)

Denis O'Hare to Play The Baker in Public Theater's INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has been cast as The Baker in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. INTO THE WOODS will be O'Hare's Shakespeare in the Park debut. Previews begin on Monday, July 23 at the Delacorte Theater and continue for five weeks through Saturday, August 25, with an official press opening on Thursday, August 9. (more...)

Robin de Jesus is Aladdin & John Tartaglia the Genie in MUNY's ALADDIN! Full Cast Announced
by BWW - May 31, 2012

The Muny announced today principal casting for the third show of its 94th season, Disney's Aladdin (July 5-13), directed by Gary Griffin, and choreographed by Alex Sanchez. Tony® Nominees Robin de Jesus and John Tartaglia star as Aladdin and the Genie, respectively. Joining them will be Jason Graae as Omar, Curtis Holbrook as Iago, Francis Jue as Kassim, Eddie Korbich as Babkak, Samantha Massell as Jasmine, Ken Page as the Sultan, and Thom Sesma as Jafar. (more...)

Clearwater Theatre Company Presents NEXT TO NORMAL, June 8-17
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

Clearwater Theatre Company presents Next to Normal, the Pulitzer Prize winning musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. Next to Normal will be playing at the Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, at Bathurst and Dupont. (more...)

Terrence Mann Leads Connecticut Rep's MAN OF LA MANCHA, 6/7-16
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) launches its 2012 Nutmeg Summer Series with Man of La Mancha, running June 7 - 16 in the intimate Harriett S. Jorgensen Theatre (lower Jorgensen Auditorium) on the UConn campus, Storrs. (more...)

BBC America Announces June Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2012

From The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June through the London Olympics in August, BBC AMERICA offers viewers a wide slate of live event coverage, comedies, documentaries, dramas and special features as part of BBC AMERICA's Summer of London. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Guns Go Bang in Merrick Theatre's ASSASSINS
by Estelle Hallick - May 29, 2012

Set in the middle of a carnival-like atmosphere where neither time nor death are powerful enough to stop 9 such Assassins from mingling and forming a destructive cult, Assassins flips the American Dream on its head and reveals an entirely different, startling yet human perspective. In the latest productionf rom Merrick Theatre, playing through June 17, a strong cast takes this unique musical and makes it their own. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is a Lively Revue of Masterful Songs, Now thru 7/8
by Vicky Croisant - May 28, 2012

When all is said and done, Great Lakes Theater should be extremely proud of its first collaboration of PlayhouseSquare as part of the annual Key Bank Broadway Series. The production is on par with the touring shows that stop in Cleveland. Just because SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is considered a regional production shouldn't stop people from going to see it. You'll leave the theatre with a deeper appreciate of the theatre process, more knowledge of the amazing Stephen Sondheim and a song or two stuck in your head. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy Joins Upright Cabaret's VIVA LAS VEGAS, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

Chris Isaacson has announced that Upright Cabaret's AMERICAN ICON Series ends another stunning season with VIVA LAS VEGAS - a presentation of personality and pop that honors the flashiest performers of all time: Elvis, Cher and Elton John. Joining the group of all-star performers will be Patrick Cassidy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Portland Actor Isaac Lamb's 'Lip-Dub' Marriage Proposal Goes Viral
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2012

On Wednesday, May 23, Portland actor Isaac Lamb got together 60 friends to propose to his girlfriend, Amy Frankel, through 'live lip-dub' to the song 'Marry You.' Watch the video below! (more...)

Arden Theatre Presents Premiere of TULIPOMANIA: THE MUSICAL, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

Arden Theatre Company concludes its 2011/12 Season with the premiere of TULIPOMANIA: The Musical, with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael Ogborn. Directed by Terrence J. Nolen, this world premiere musical will run on the F. Otto Haas Stage from tonight, May 24 through July 1, 2012. (more...)

WICKED in Dayton to Offer $25 Lottery Tickets
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center with performances from May 30 - June 24. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, located in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center, will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Save up to 35% on Tickets to SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by Contests Broadway - May 24, 2012

After five sold-out extensions, rave reviews, unprecedented audience demand, SILENCE! The Musical - the screamingly funny parody of The Silence of The Lambs - continues to thrill audiences and critics alike. Here's your opportunity to save up to 35% on tickets to this hilarious production! (more...)

Newington Mainstage to Present ASSASSINS, 6/8-16
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012

Can a madman's bullet shake the foundation of America's ideals? Newington Mainstage seeks to address this question as well as many others as it presents "Assassins," the final musical in its 2011-2012 inaugural season. (more...)

Commonweal Theatre Company Presents THE 39 STEPS, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

The Commonweal Theatre Company presents Patrick Barlow's comedy The 39 Steps, tonight, May 19th through September 1st. Call the box office at 800-657-7025 or visit Commonweal Theatre online at www.commonwealtheatre.org for exact performance dates and times. (more...)

WICKED Tickets Go on Sale Today at Smith Center, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

WICKED goes on sale to the public today, May 19 at 7 a.m.; tickets will be exclusively available at the box office from 7 to 10 a.m. on-site at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas. Beginning at 10 a.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase online at www.TheSmithCenter.com or by phone at 702-749-2000. There is an 8-ticket limit per patron. (more...)

Boise Little Theatre Presents THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN, Now thru 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

The Boise Little Theatre presents The Pink Panther Strikes Again by William Gleason and directed by Brad Ooley from tonight, May 18th-June 2nd. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nicole Parker Joins National Tour of WICKED as 'Elphie' in Denver Tonight, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED welcomes PJ Benjamin as The Wizard on Tuesday, May 8 and Nicole Parker as Elphaba on Friday, May 18 in Denver, CO. (more...)

The CW Announces 2012-13 Broadcast Schedule
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2012

The CW Network presented its 2012-13 broadcast schedule today to advertisers, affiliates and national media at the New York City Center in New York City. Hip-hop star Flo Rida opened the show with a medley of his top hits, featuring the world premiere of his newest song, 'Let it Roll (Good Times).' (more...)

Michael Xavier, Jenna Russell et al. to Star in SOHO CINDERS World Premiere at Soho Theatre, Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

Following the sold-out concert performance of Soho Cinders at the Queen's Theatre in October 2011, Stiles & Drewe's new musical will receive its world premiere at Soho Theatre running from 2nd August to 9th September 2012. The full-scale production with a live band will feature an all-star cast including Jenna Russell and Michael Xavier, and featuring the voice of Stephen Fry. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - The CW's New Drama BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2012

The CW has released a clip from its new ucoming drama serie BEAUTY AND THE BEAST starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan. Get a sneak peek at the upcoming series below! (more...)

New Musical AMAZING GRACE Opens at Goodspeed Tonight, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals takes to the high seas with the new musical Amazing Grace. This tale about a slave trader who sees the light and dedicates himself to ending slavery will run from tonight, May 17 through June 10, 2012 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., Goodspeed's home for developing new works. (more...)

WICKED Tickets Go On Sale 5/19 at Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

WICKED will go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 19 at 7 a.m.; tickets will be exclusively available at the box office from 7 to 10 a.m. on-site at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas. Beginning at 10 a.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase online at www.TheSmithCenter.com or by phone at 702-749-2000. There is an 8-ticket limit per patron. (more...)

John Addison Joins Cast of The Landor Theatre's THE THING ABOUT MEN, Now thru June 9
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

John Addison was previously announced to play Sebastian and complete the cast for the London revival of The Thing About Men, due to open at The Landor Theatre tonight, 15th May 2012 for a strictly limited four week run. Theatrica Ltd have not been able to announce John until now, due to his placement and filming schedule for the latest ITV series, Superstar; dedicated to helping Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber find his next title role in Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown - Day 4: The Who's TOMMY At The Tonys
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2012

The impact of the influential 1969 rock opera TOMMY by The Who is incalculable insofar as its impact on perceptions of what modern musical storytelling could be and the way it shaped the way theatre music was received by audiences at large, and that is due in no small part to the awe-inspiring attributes of Pete Townshend's seminal, still timeless score. "Pinball Wizard" to "Acid Queen" to "Listening To You" and beyond, the multitude of strong melodies and potent messages in the psychedelic show continue to be compelling and absorbing - and the success of the show has continued beyond its multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway production: GLEE takes on the unforgettable Act One closer tonight, "Pinball Wizard". (more...)

Marcy Heisler, Andrew Gerle and Matt Schatz Named 2012 Recipients of Kleban Prize
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

The Kleban Foundation today announced that the 22nd Annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has gone to Marcy Heisler. For the Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist, the judges declared a tie between Andrew Gerle and Matt Schatz. The 2012 prizes will be presented on June 18, 2012, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) at ASCAP. (more...)

LEADING LADIES Comes to Long Beach's International City Theatre, 6/8-7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

Some Like It Hot meets Twelfth Night in Ken Ludwig's delightful madcap comedy, Leading Ladies. Richard Israel directs a four-week run, June 8 through July 1, at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Low-priced previews take place on Tuesday, June 5; Wednesday, June 6; and Thursday, June 7. (more...)

Boise Little Theatre Presents THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN, 5/18-6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

The Boise Little Theatre will present The Pink Panther Strikes Again by William Gleason and directed by Brad Ooley from May 18th-June 2nd. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Brian D'Arcy James Talks SMASH Season Finale, THE BIG C, 54 Below Concert & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 12, 2012

Today we are continuing BroadwayWorld's ongoing interview series with the stars and creative team of NBC's hit musical drama series SMASH with a Broadway/Hollywood leading man who first made his mark on the stage creating a role in the Tony Award-winning TITANIC after having appeared in BLOOD BROTHERS and CAROUSEL and who has since starred in productions as diverse as SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, NEXT TO NORMAL, SHREK and many more - the jovial and multi-talented Brian d'Arcy James. Discussing all aspects of his role on SMASH as well as cluing us in on what we can expect from Monday's highly awaited season finale, d'Arcy James and I also take a look back at his career onstage thus far and he shares fond recollections of working on TITANIC, SWEET SMELL, SHREK, NEXT TO NORMAL, TIME STANDS STILL and THE WILD PARTY Off-Broadway as well as offers his observations of his collaborators and co-stars in each endeavor. Plus, Brian also reveals his other current TV project: his character arc on Showtime's dramedy THE BIG C, starring his TIME STANDS STILL co-star Laura Linney and previous John Benjamin Hickey, that begins this Sunday and continues through the rest of this month. Additionally, we also discuss his upcoming 54 Below concerts June 26-30 - as well as his thoughtful and candid opinions on some of his favorite songwriters and his own songs. Plus, comments on his film roles in HBO's GAME CHANGE, FRIENDS WITH KIDS, an upcoming short film - and much, much more! (more...)

BirdLand Theatre to Present the Canadian Premiere of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, 5/2-13
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2012

BirdLand Theatre will present the Canadian premiere production of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Rajiv Joseph's dark romantic saga GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, playing at The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, from May 2 to 13, 2012. Press Opening is Thursday May 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre Presents ALL SHOOK UP, 5/4-13
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2012

Dundalk Community Theatre brings to stage the new musical comedy, set in the 1950's and based on the music of Elvis Presley: ALL SHOOK UP, from May 4 to May 13. (more...)

WICKED Tickets for Capitol Theatre Run Go on Sale Today, 5/11
by Tyler Hinton - May 11, 2012

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, returns to Salt Lake City's Capitol Theatre July 18-August 26. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale today, Friday, May 11 at 10am. Part of Zions Bank Broadway Across America - Utah. (more...)

DOMA Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Now thru 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

DOMA Theatre Company continues its 2012 musical season with a collection of stories by multiple award-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, May 11 at The MET Theatre in Los Angeles. Marco Gomez directs, Dolf Ramos is musical director and Angela Todaro choreographs. The cast is comprised of four singers: Andrea Arvanigian, Malek Hanna, Mookie Johnson and Joanne O'Brien. (more...)

Paul Gross Heads World Premiere Cast of ARE YOU THERE, MCPHEE? at McCarter, Opening 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

Paul Gross, one of Canada's acclaimed actors, leads the cast of Are You There, McPhee? a world premiere by John Guare at McCarter Theatre Center. Directed by Sam Buntrock, the production runs now through June 3, 2012. (more...)

WICKED to Kick Off Smith Center's Inaugural Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

WICKED, the most anticipated musical production of the 2012-2013 season will go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 19 at 7 a.m.; tickets will be exclusively available at the box office from 7 to 10 a.m. on-site at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas. Beginning at 10 a.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase online at www.TheSmithCenter.com or by phone at 702-749-2000. There is an 8-ticket limit per patron. (more...)

Denis O'Hare on Returning to TRUE BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

The last time fans saw True Blood character Russell Edgington, Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) had sealed him in a cement grave, but he promised he'd return. (more...)

Marc Kudisch to Lead Westport Country Playhouse┬'s TARTUFFE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Three-time Tony Award-nominated actor Marc Kudisch will play the title role in Westport Country Playhouse's July staging of Moliere's "Tartuffe," directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

Terrence Mann Leads Connecticut Rep's MAN OF LA MANCHA, Now thru 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) launches its 2012 Nutmeg Summer Series with Man of La Mancha, running tonight, June 7 through June 16 in the intimate Harriett S. Jorgensen Theatre (lower Jorgensen Auditorium) on the UConn campus, Storrs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Talks Tonys and More With Stephen Colbert!
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2012

Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris appeared on last night's THE COLBERT REPORT to talk theatre and more with his former COMPANY co-star Stephen Colbert. View the interview below! (more...)

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: PAULA MAKAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 7, 2012

Who's who in Tennessee theater? Sometimes, without a program in your hand, it's difficult to know who's playing whom-hence, our newest feature: Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot...featuring some of the Volunteer State's best-known-or soon-to-be-known all over the freakin' world-thespians. And have you ever wondered who the amazing photographers are who make them look so damn good? We're gonna tell ya┬ůToday's actor/subject/model is the beautiful, talented and very busy Paula Makar, photographed by Kelly Dickson, when she visited the Gregory Agency (http://www.thegregoryagency.com/) in Wichita, Kansas.. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Appears on LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2012

Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris appeared on last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS and told Dave what it's like to be interviewed by Oprah in his own home. View a clip of his LATE SHOW appearance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Neil Patrick Harris in Tony Promo Shot
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, star of the CBS comedy HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, returns to host THE 66TH ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, to be broadcast live from The Beacon Theater in New York, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET; delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. CBS has released a new promo photo for the upcoming telecast. Check it out below! (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre to Present HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Beginning 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, a musical satire of 1960s corporate life, from the Tony-winning composer of Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Jeanna de Waal to Join WICKED's Second National Tour as Glinda, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED will welcome Jeanna de Waal as Glinda on Wednesday, June 27 in E. Lansing, MI. (more...)

Save on FIRST YOU DREAM; Plays Kennedy Center 6/8-7/1
by Contests Broadway - Jun 4, 2012

Come hear the music play in this celebration of the songwriting team who created 'Cabaret,' 'Chicago,' 'Kiss of the Spider Woman,' 'Zorba,' and many more hits. Featuring a 23-piece orchestra and a cast of bright Broadway stars--Heidi Blickenstaff ('The Little Mermaid'), James Clow ('Assassins'), Alan H. Green ('Sister Act'), Leslie Kritzer ('A Catered Affair'), Patina Miller ('Sister Act'), and Matthew Scott ('Jersey Boys')--the musical revue covers the five-decade partnership of legendary songwriting duo John Kander and Fred Ebb. Order now and save up to $41! (more...)

DARK KNIGHT, HUNGER GAMES Among Winners of 2012 'Golden Trailer Awards'
by Movies News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Trailers for 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'Hunger Games' were among the winners of the 13th Annual Golden Trailer Awards. The winners were announced last night at a mansion in Bel-Air. Dark In addition to winning 'Best in Show', 'Dark Knight' also picked up the prize for 'Best Summer 2012 Blockbuster.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Christopher Smith -Musical Makes an 'Amazing' Journey to Goodpseed
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 1, 2012

AMAZING GRACE is getting a run at Goodspeed Musicals' developmental Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT with an eye toward hitting Broadway. This might seem like a lofty goal given the large scale of the production in a struggling economy that has producers holding on tightly to their investment dollars (even smaller musicals can cost tens of millions of dollars to produce in New York). And the material is religious to boot (religious-themed shows have a hard time getting favorable reviews on the Great White Way.) Given the nothing-short-of-miraculous journey of the musical, so far, however, all things may be possible. (more...)

Women's Project Presents World Premiere of WE PLAY FOR THE GODS, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Women's Project will end its 34th season with an off-Broadway show of epic proportions when seven playwrights, four directors, three producers and five actors collaborate on one world premiere play titled from the famous Ellen Stewart quote We Play for The Gods. We Play for The Gods stars Annie Golden, Amber Gray, Alexandra Henrikson, Irene Sofia Lucio and Erika Rolfsud. It begins performances tonight, June 1, at 8:00pm, opens Monday, June 11, at 7:30pm for a run through Saturday, June 23, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb Revue
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2012

The cast and director Eric Schaeffer of the musical revue First You Dream, set to open this month at the Kennedy Center, discuss the work of their show's muses, John Kander and Fred Ebb, the songwriting team who created Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Zorba, and many more Broadway hits. Watch video interviews, plus footage of the cast in reherasal, below! (more...)

Original Kids Alumni Present SPRING AWAKENING, 6/22-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

From June 22nd to June 30th, the multiple Tony Award-winning musical 'Spring Awakening' comes to life with a fresh new cast. The 15-member university/college aged ensemble is comprised entirely of former members of the Original Kids Theatre Company and takes the stage in the very place where their passion for the arts ignited -- the Spriet Family Theatre, Covent Garden Market, home of Original Kids. (more...)

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