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ANITA BRYANT DIED FOR YOUR SINS Is Extending At El Centro Theatre Through 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

West Coast Ensemble is thrilled to announce that the third show of their 2009 season, the critically-acclaimed, West Coast Premiere of Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins, written by Brian Christopher Williams and directed by Richard Israel (Big, Floyd Collins) is extending through Sunday, November 1 at The El Centro Theatre, 800 N. El Centro Ave. in Hollywood. (more...)

R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical to Run at NYMF Starring Balser and Deitch Oct. 1 -3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) & Shea Sullivan will present R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical for FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY, October 1-3 at the 45th Street Theater. Based on a true study, R.R.R.E.D., with music & lyrics by Katie Thompson & book by Adam Jackman, Patrick Livingston & Katie Thompson, is directed by Andy Sandberg (Tony Award winning Producer of Hair), with musical supervision by Charlie Alterman (Next to Normal). (more...)

Denver Tour Of WICKED Announces $25 Lottery Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2009

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held before each performance of WICKED, which will be performing October 7 - November 15 at The Buell Theatre, presented by Denver Center Attractions. (more...)

Happy Holidays! Errico, Clow, Davi and Yazbeck Will Lead IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2009

The Tony Award® nominated hit musical IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage reinvention of the beloved classic film, directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Randy Skinner, with music supervision by Rob Berman, is pleased to announce Broadway principal casting. James Clow, Melissa Errico, Tony Yazbeck and Mara Davi will star in the Broadway return production also starring Ruth Williamson, Peter Reardon, Remy Auberjonois, Cliff Bemis, Madeleine Yen and David Ogden Stiers, who will lead a cast of 33 in the limited holiday engagement at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). (more...)

Montel Williams, Michael Riedel, Kathryn Erbe & More Announced For OLEANNA Talk Back Series 'Take A Side'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2009

Producer Jeffrey Finn announced today additional panelists for the TAKE A SIDE: THE OLEANNA TALK-BACK SERIES, the special post-show series for audiences during previews of the first-ever Broadway production of OLEANNA, the provocative drama by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles. (more...)

Matt Florio to Host An Evening Of Music and Comedy VI At Don't Tell Mama's, Features Leaming, Antonino, Meisner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2009

Comedian Matt Florio of Comedy Doctors Inc. will host An Evening of Music and Comedy VI at Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

George Clooney to Star in THE AMERICAN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2009

Focus CEO James Schamus announced today that Academy Award winner George Clooney will star in the title role of The American for director Anton Corbijn (Control). Focus Features holds worldwide rights to the suspense thriller, which begins production this week on location in Italy. (more...)

WICKED Greenville Tix Go On Sale 10/3 Online Or At The Peace Center Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2009

WICKED, the most anticipated musical production of the 2009 - 2010 season will go on sale to the public on Saturday, October 3rd, at 7:00am. (more...)

SEEING STARS To Make NYMF Premiere, Opens 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Seeing Stars the Musical Inc. present the original musical SEEING STARS, Music by Don Breithaupt, Lyrics by Jeff Breithaupt, Book by Shelley McPherson and directed by Jenn Thompson in the 2009 NYMF. (more...)

SHOW BOAT And SIGNATURE SINGS Cabaret Show Among Signature Theatre's Upcoming October And November Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2009

Signature Theatre, winner of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, continues its 20th anniversary season in October and November with the two types of musical productions for which the company has become renowned: musical theater and cabaret performances. November 10, 2009 through January 17, 2010, Signature reinvents the 1927 classic American musical, Show Boat, with Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer creating an intimate new staging in the 300-seat MAX Theatre, complete with a special new approved script and new orchestrations. Cabaret shows take over Signature?s other house, the 120-seat ARK Theatre, when Signature begins a year-long ?best of? salute to its 20 years of musicals. From October 13 through 18, the cabaret offering Signature Sings: 1989-1994 will feature music from Company, Wings, Assassins, and Into the Woods. Cabaret performances will again return from November 17 through 22 with Signature Sings: 1995-1999, featuring select songs from First Lady Suite, Cabaret, A Grand Night for Singing, Passion, The Rink, Sunday in the Park With George, Working, The Fix, A Little Night Music, Over and Over, and Tell Me on a Sunday. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Celebrates Two Of Their Productions Hitting The Broadway Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2009

Even as the world premiere of Green Day's American Idiot takes the Roda Theatre by storm, Berkeley Repertory Theatre celebrates bringing two shows to Broadway that were developed on the same stage. (more...)

SEEING STARS To Make NYMF Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Seeing Stars the Musical Inc. present the original musical SEEING STARS, Music by Don Breithaupt, Lyrics by Jeff Breithaupt, Book by Shelley McPherson and directed by Jenn Thompson in the 2009 NYMF. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons To Present STORIES ON 5 STORIES Benefit Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2009

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced it will present the return of its popular benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES on Monday, November 9. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Dr. Horrible Hacks The 2009 Emmy Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS last night, September 20th. He also served as a producer for the night. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Hollywood Reporter Says Neil Patrick Harris to Join Spader, Washington and Thomas in Mamet's RACE
by Rialto Chatter - Sep 21, 2009

Roger Friedman in reporting at HollywoodReporter.com in his column that 'And Kerry Washington is headed to Broadway this fall in David Mamet's 'Race' with James Spader and Richard Thomas. I've heard that rounding out this cast will be Doogie Howser, hot-as-a-pistol Neil Patrick Harris. From the Tonys to the Emmys to Broadway. And Mamet. He would never have made this much money as a doctor!' (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, Sigourney Weaver, Chandra Wilson to Join Neil Patrick Harris at Emmy Awards, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2009

Alec Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, Sigourney Weaver, and Chandra Wilson are just a few of the presenters announced to join host Neil Patrick Harris at Emmy Awards on Sunday. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris To Be 'HORRIBLE' On Tonight's Emmy Telecast?
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2009

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS on September 20th. He will also serve as a producer for the night. The talented actor spoke to CNN about his upcoming Emmy hosting gig! (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Hosts The 2009 Emmy Awards Telecast
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2009

2009 Tony Award host Neil Patrick Harris hosts the 61st Annual Emmy Awards on Sept. 20th. (more...)

Chance Theater's Artistic Director Helms Shows at SCR and East West Players
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

The Chance Theater's Founding Artistic Director, Oanh Nguyen, will be the director and associate director of two major premieres at two very highly regarded regional theatres. (more...)

The Barn Players Presents PRIVATE EYES 10/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

WHAT IT TRUTH? WHAT IS REALITY? The barn Players Announce Private eyes by Steven Dietz and dIRECTED by Nathan Norcross Stage Management by Jen LaBruzzo (more...)

Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2009-10 Season with Putting It Together, a compilation of Stephen Sondheim songs, that the composer put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, creating a narrative set at a cocktail party in an elegant Manhattan condo. The non-traditional musical, led by Broadway and television star Harry Groener, has a cast of five (a glamorous but slightly jaded couple, a starry-eyed younger couple and a savvy observer) who sing more than 30 songs that reflect their lives, lifestyles and moods of the moment. Some of the songs will be familiar, some less so, a few were even cut from their original musical scores, but they are all sophisticated, smart and drop-dead droll. All, in other words, Sondheim. (more...)

MOM'S THE WORD Makes West Coast Premiere At El Portal Forum Theatre 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

A Schenk You Very Much Productions will present the West Coast Premiere of the award-winning play MOM'S THE WORD by Linda A. Carson, Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard and Deborah Williams at the El Portal Forum Theatre (5269 Lankershim Boulevard) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Talks Emmy Awards, Singing And 'MOTHER' To CNN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2009

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS on September 20th. He will also serve as a producer for the night. The talented actor spoke to CNN about his upcoming Emmy hosting gig! (more...)

Tony Winner Dame Edna Returns To Broadway In 'IT'S ALL ABOUT ME' In March 2010
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2009

Australia's most honored, beloved, (and Tony-winning) housewife, DAME EDNA EVERAGE, is proud to announce her triumphant return to Broadway in IT'S ALL ABOUT ME, a glorious celebration of everything Edna. (more...)

KC Rep's INTO THE WOODS Opens 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2009

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, opens the Rep's 2009-10 season with the Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim. Broadway director Moisés Kaufman will direct. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris' Talks Emmy Awards To EW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2009

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS on September 20th. He will also serve as a producer for the night. You can watch Harris talk about his hosting of the upcoming telecast to Entertainment Weekly right here on STAGE TUBE. (more...)

Denis O'Hare Joins Paquin, Trammell and Camp In HBO's Hit TRUE BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2009

It has just been announced that Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare is to become the newest member of the cast of HBO's monster hit, TRUE BLOOD, alongside theater vets Anna Paquin, Sam Trammell and Anna Camp. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, Sigourney Weaver, Chandra Wilson to Join Neil Patrick Harris at Emmy Awards, 9/20
by Movies News Desk - Sep 15, 2009

Alec Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, Sigourney Weaver, and Chandra Wilson are just a few of the presenters announced to join host Neil Patrick Harris at Emmy Awards on Sunday. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Open at Longacre Theatre April 18, 2010; Previews Begin April 6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

According to the Fall Preview Section of the Sunday edition of The New York Times, the upcoming Broadway revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will play Broadway's Longacre Theatre (which is currently home to the limited run of BURN THE FLOOR). (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Open at Longacre Theatre April 18, 2010; Previews Begin April 6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

According to the Fall Preview Section of the Sunday edition of The New York Times, the upcoming Broadway revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will play Broadway's Longacre Theatre (which is currently home to the limited run of BURN THE FLOOR). (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Talks Emmy Awards, Life And 'Magic' To NY Magazine
by Movies News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS on September 20th. He will also serve as a producer for the night. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris' Emmy Awards CBS Telecast Promo
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2009

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS on September 20th. He will also serve as a producer for the night. You can a fun little CBS promo for the upcoming telecast right here on STAGE TUBE. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Chats with USA Today About the Emmy Awards, Singing & a Musical How I Met Your Mother
by Movies News Desk - Sep 13, 2009

On singing at the Emmy Awards, Harris says 'I am comfortable singing in a context like that, I am least comfortable singing karaoke, and less comfortable singing in cabarets. I really only like singing when you understand the context, so an awards show is fine.' To read the full USA Today story, click here. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Set for Longacre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2009

According to the Fall Preview Section of the Sunday edition of The New York Times, the upcoming Broadway revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will play Broadway's Longacre Theatre (which is currently home to the limited run of BURN THE FLOOR). (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Talks Emmy Awards Hosting Gig To The NY Times
by Movies News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS on September 20th. He will also serve as a producer for the night. (more...)

Kaufman Directs Morton, O'Malley, Ragusa & More In KC Rep's INTO THE WOODS, Runs 9/11-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, opens the Rep's 2009-10 season with the Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim. Broadway director Moisés Kaufman will direct. (more...)

Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2009-10 Season with Putting It Together, a compilation of Stephen Sondheim songs, that the composer put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, creating a narrative set at a cocktail party in an elegant Manhattan condo. The non-traditional musical, led by Broadway and television star Harry Groener, has a cast of five (a glamorous but slightly jaded couple, a starry-eyed younger couple and a savvy observer) who sing more than 30 songs that reflect their lives, lifestyles and moods of the moment. Some of the songs will be familiar, some less so, a few were even cut from their original musical scores, but they are all sophisticated, smart and drop-dead droll. All, in other words, Sondheim. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING Comes To Orange County Performing Arts Center 11/17-29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

Broadway's most talked about new musical and the biggest Tony Award-winner in years is coming to the Orange County Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Blickenstaff, Clow, Lewis, Murney & More Cast In FIRST YOU DREAM: The Kander And Ebb Concert 9/10-27 At Signature Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, today announced casting for the world premiere theater event 'First You Dream': The Kander & Ebb Concert, September 10 through 27, 2009. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons and 92Ytribeca Hosts NEW PLAYS, TOUGH TIMES 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) and 92YTribeca have announced that they will present 'NEW PLAYS, TOUGH TIMES' at 92YTribeca (200 Hudson Street) on Thursday evening, September 10 at 7:30 PM. Moderated by Time Out New York's Theater editor and chief drama critic David Cote, the panel discussion will feature all eight writers from Playwrights Horizons' upcoming 2009/2010 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons To Present 'New Plays, Tough Times' Panel At 92YTribeca 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) and 92YTribeca have announced that they will present 'NEW PLAYS, TOUGH TIMES' at 92YTribeca (200 Hudson Street) on Thursday evening, September 10 at 7:30 PM. Moderated by Time Out New York's Theater editor and chief drama critic David Cote, the panel discussion will feature all eight writers from Playwrights Horizons' upcoming 2009/2010 Season. (more...)

Blickenstaff, Lewis, Murney & More Star In Signature's FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb Celebration 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

The 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award winning-Signature Theatre presents the world premiere theater event First You Dream': The Music of Kander & Ebb, September 10 through 27, 2009. A tribute to Broadway's most celebrated songwriting partnership - from Cabaret to Chicago to Curtains - Signature pulls out the stops with Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Matthew Scott, and Eleasha Gamble and a 19-piece orchestra, plus staging and set design by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and choreography by Karma Camp. (more...)

HIGH FIDELITY...THE MUSICAL Makes Chicago Premiere at Route 66 Theatre, Begins Previews 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2009

After 17 years, Tony n' Tina are heading on their honeymoon. The Route 66 Theatre Company will present the Chicago premiere of HIGH FIDELITY...THE MUSICAL, in its first major production since its Broadway run in 2006. (more...)

West Coast Ensemble Presents West Coast Premiere Of ANITA BRYANT DIED FOR YOUR SINS, Previews Begin 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2009

West Coast Ensemble presents the third show of their 2009 season, the West Coast Premiere of ANITA BRYANT DIED FOR YOUR SINS, written by Brian Christopher Williams and directed by Richard Israel (Big, Floyd Collins). ANITA BRYANT DIED FOR YOUR SINS will preview on Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20 at 8:00pm and will open on Friday, August 21 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 4 at West Coast Ensemble - The El Centro Theatre, 800 N. El Centro Ave. in Hollywood. (more...)

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co. 11/13 - 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2009

The romance of Florence comes to life on stage as Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 2009-2010 season with the hit Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza with book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel on November 13 - December 6. Directed by Joe Calarco, the ensemble cast features Whitney Bashor, Sherri Edelen, Joe Guzman, Ken Krugman, Kyra Miller, Fran Prisco, Matthew Scott, and Maureen Torsney-Weir. (more...)

R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical to Run at NYMF Starring Balser and Deitch Oct. 1 -3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) & Shea Sullivan will present R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical for FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY, October 1-3 at the 45th Street Theater. Based on a true study, R.R.R.E.D., with music & lyrics by Katie Thompson & book by Adam Jackman, Patrick Livingston & Katie Thompson, is directed by Andy Sandberg (Tony Award winning Producer of Hair), with musical supervision by Charlie Alterman (Next to Normal). (more...)

WICKED Greenville Tix Go On Sale 10/3 Online Or At The Peace Center Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2009

WICKED, the most anticipated musical production of the 2009 - 2010 season will go on sale to the public on Saturday, October 3rd, at 7:00am. (more...)

The Barn Players Presents PRIVATE EYES 10/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2009

WHAT IT TRUTH? WHAT IS REALITY? The barn Players Announce Private eyes by Steven Dietz and dIRECTED by Nathan Norcross Stage Management by Jen LaBruzzo (more...)

Finborough Theater Presents LITTLE FISH October 27-November 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009

A vibrant new musical from one of Broadway's leading new writers receives its European premiere at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre with an outstanding West End cast including Ashley Campbell (The Rat Pack, Fame), Michael Cantwell (Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Into The Woods), Katie Foster-Barnes (Peter Pan, The Pirates of Penzance, Dangerous Corner), Nick Holder (The Drowsy Chaparone, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar), Alana Maria (Dancing in the Streets, 125th Street, The Blues Brothers), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Sunset Boulevard), Lee William- Davis (Mary Poppins, Anything Goes, On the Town) and Julia Worsley (Les Miserables, Oliver!, films of Evita and Phantom of the Opera). (more...)

Cook, Williams, Kritzer and Arden Will Sing SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM for Roundabout Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to have Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine return to Studio 54 with Sondheim on Sondheim, a new original Broadway musical starring Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Michael Arden & Leslie Kritzer. Music & lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim, conceived & directed by James Lapine. Sondheim on Sondheim will begin previews on March 19th, 2010 and open officially April 22nd, 2010 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). This will be a limited engagement through Sunday, June 13th, 2010. (more...)

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