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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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STAGE TUBE: Meet Kennedy Center's FIRST YOU DREAM Cast Members Alan H. Green and James Clow!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2012

In the videos below, FIRST YOU DREAM cast members James Clow and Alan H. Green talk about their journey from hometown to Broadway and the excitement of performing in the Kander & Ebb First You Dream revue at The Kennedy Center, beginning performances tonight! (more...)

Patina Miller, Heidi Blickenstaff and More Star in Kennedy Center's FIRST YOU DREAM: THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB, Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts previously announced casting for its production of First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb in the Eisenhower Theater tonight, June 8 to July 1, 2012. (more...)

LEADING LADIES Comes to Long Beach's International City Theatre, Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

Some Like It Hot meets Twelfth Night in Ken Ludwig's delightful madcap comedy, Leading Ladies. Richard Israel directs a four-week run, tonight, June 8 through July 1, at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy Joins Upright Cabaret's VIVA LAS VEGAS Tonight, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 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...)

Clearwater Theatre Company Presents NEXT TO NORMAL, Now thru June 17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 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...)

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...)

STAGE TUBE: The CW Releases Extended Trailer for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

The CW just released a new, extended trailer for its upcoming drama series BEAUTY AND THE BEAST starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan. Get a first look at the show below! (more...)

The Union Theatre Presents THE FIX; Opens June 20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

The Union Theatre presents The Fix, running June 20 through July 14. When the next presidential candidate dies having sexual intercourse with his secretary,vhis widow makes it her mission in life to get her wayward son into the White House at any cost. Set in the 60's and loosely based on 'The Manchurian Candidate', this darkly funny lampooning of American politics takes no prisoners. This production is the frst London revival since it's World Premiere at the Donmar Warehouse. (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...)

Kennedy Center's FIRST YOU DREAM, Featuring Leslie Kritzer, Patina Miller, et al. Opens 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb in the Eisenhower Theater June 8 to July 1, 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb Revue
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 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...)

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...)

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...)

Patina Miller, Heidi Blickenstaff and More Set for Kennedy Center's FIRST YOU DREAM: THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB, 6/8-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced casting for its production of First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb in the Eisenhower Theater June 8 to July 1, 2012. (more...)

LEADING LADIES Comes to Long Beach's International City Theatre, 6/8-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 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...)

Original Kids Alumni Present SPRING AWAKENING, 6/22-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 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...)

Pittsburgh CLO to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 7/31 - 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

Full casting has been announced for theupcoming national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, which will make its Pennsylvania premiere in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 31 - Sunday, August 12, 2012, at the Benedum Center (more...)

CRT to Present PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Beg. 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operetta THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, directed by Broadway veteran Terrence Mann, starring Sean Martin Hingston as the Pirate King, Steven Hayes as the Major-General and Connecticut native Diane Phelan as Mabel. (more...)

TwoSquared Productions to Present ASSASSINS at Edinburgh Fringe, Aug. 6 - 12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

TwoSquared Productions in association with Debbie Hicks is proud to present Sondheim and Weidman's multi award-winning Assassins for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 25, 2012

Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham in the First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, launching in Denver from August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Gertner will join previously announced Gavin Creel as Elder Price. Samantha Marie Ware joins as Nabulungi, as well as Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: First Look at THE FIX at The Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2012

The Union Theatre presents The Fix, running now through July 14, directed by Michael Strassen and starring Louis Maskell, Liz May Brice and Miles Western. Get a first look at the production in the exclusive photos below! (more...)

Original Kids Alumni Present SPRING AWAKENING, Now thru June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

From tonight, 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...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch REBECCA's Ryan Silverman's New 'Come On Down To My House' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2012

Ryan Silverman, just announced for the role of Maxim de Winter in Broadway's upcoming production REBECCA, released a new music video today for 'Come on Down to My House.' Watch the video below! (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents AVENUE Q, July 13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC will return to performing in the beautiful, newly renovated Garvin Theatre with the irreverent musical AVENUE Q, July 11-28, 2012. (more...)

Jill Paice & Ryan Silverman Will Lead REBECCA on Broadway at the Broadhurst This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

REBECCA, the new musical based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier novel, has found its male and female leads: Jill Paice will play the role of "I" and Ryan Silverman the role of "Maxim de Winter." REBECCA will open on Broadway Sunday, November 18 at The Broadhurst Theatre. Previews will begin Tuesday, October 30. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY at Contra Costa Civic Theatre Opens 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

Contra Costa Civic Theatre's West Side Story, opening July 13, boasts the largest orchestra in the company's 52-year history, 26 actors making their CCCT debut, and the first collaboration of Artistic Director Derrick J. Silva (Choreographer), and Managing Director Daren A.C. Carollo (Director). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 22nd Annual Kleban Prize Ceremony!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 19, 2012

The Kleban Foundation last night presented the 22nd Annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist 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. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

QUEEN OF THE MIST Original Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012

Ghostlight Records, alongside Transport Group Theatre Company, has just released the Original Cast Recording of Michael John LaChiusa's critically-acclaimed new musical, QUEEN OF THE MIST. The recording, which was made possible with generous support from The Shen Family Foundation, is available today everywhere music is sold. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Extended Promo for The CW's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

The CW has just released a new three-minute trailer of their upcoming new drama series BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The series will air Thursday nights from 9:00-10:00 P.M./ET. Check out the extended promo below! (more...)

Village Theatre Issaquah Announces Summer KIDSTAGE Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

For hundreds of Eastside teens, summer means it's time to put on a show! Through Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE SummerStock and Summer Independent programs, kids experience the thrill of performing in front of a live audience while providing affordable entertainment for area families. (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL #2: Offstage, Onstage, Backstage and Beyond With The Theaterati
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2012

What better way to kick off Sunday-and to celebrate Father's Day!-than with the latest installment of Music City Confidential! Here's where you'll find all the news that's fit to print (or not-depending on your perspective) from Nashville's ever-growing, ever-fascinating live theater industry. Amid the florid prose and flowery praise, you'll find all the stories that don't quite fit anywhere else, some of 'em kind of gossipy, some of 'em stone-cold serious, some of 'em just lists of names you need to know. You'll also find photos from our new "Intermission@" series, details about the latest cast parties and various and sundry minutiae-the veritable flotsam and jetsam-from backstage, onstage, offstage and beyond┬ů (more...)

VENUS IN FUR Moves to the Lyceum with Nina Arianda & Hugh Dancy; Now Plays Through June 17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2012

Following sold out runs on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club and Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company, VENUS IN FUR, the acclaimed new play by David Ives, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, will transfer to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre starring Tony Award nominee Nina Arianda and Emmy Award nominee Hugh Dancy. (more...)

Clearwater Theatre Company Presents NEXT TO NORMAL, June 8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 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 Spends Summer at Connecticut Rep; Directs PIRATES OF PENZANCE in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2012

According to The Day, Broadway star Terrence Mann has returned to the University of Connecticut's Connecticut Repertory Theater to participate in its Nutmeg Summer Series. He ends his run as the lead in CRT's Man of La Mancha today, June 16, and is set to direct the theatre's The Pirates of Penzance in July. (more...)

Terrence Mann Leads Connecticut Rep's MAN OF LA MANCHA, 6/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 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...)

STAGE TUBE: Kristin Kreuk in The CW's New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Preview
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

The CW just released another new, extended trailer (three minutes long with updated footage) for its upcoming drama series BEAUTY AND THE BEAST starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/15- Neil Patrick Harris
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Neil Patrick Harris! A veteran of the theater, Harris recently tackled the role of Bobby in the New York Philharmonic's production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" at Lincoln Center. Harris made his Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Proof," and subsequently starred on the Great White Way as the Emcee in "Cabaret," and as The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the Tony Award-winning production of "Assassins." His additional theater credits include roles in "All My Sons," "Tick, Tick... Boom," "The Paris Letter," "Sweeney Todd," "Rent" and "Romeo and Juliet." Harris made his theatrical directorial debut with "I Am Grock" at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Additionally, he directed a production of Jonathan Larson's "Rent" at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and more recently he helmed a production of "The Expert at the Card Table" at the Broad Stage Theater. (more...)

Ray of Light Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD, 7/12-8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

Ray of Light Theatre (www.rayoflighttheatre.com), San Francisco's inimitable non-profit musical theatre company, is pleased to present Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller Sweeney Todd to San Francisco. Haunting, sinister and darkly funny, Sweeney Todd is armed to give you the creeps in a way most musicals can't. You'll learn about this sordid character, watch as his sanity crumbles and sit agape as he begins a closely-shaved killing spree that leaves the residents of Fleet Street both terrified and well-fed. Featuring a talented cast of local performers and a live, on-stage orchestra. (more...)

New Staging of Mel Brooks┬' THE PRODUCERS Set for Arts Centre Melbourne, July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

The Production Company opens its 2012 Season on July 11 with the Mel Brooks comic masterpiece, The Producers. This brand new staging by Andrew Hallsworth and Dean Bryant will star seven of Australia's best comic talents in a company of fifty singers, dancers and musicians. (more...)

Reelz to Air THE KENNEDYS Mini-Series for Fourth of July Week Marathon
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

REELZCHANNEL-TV About Movies® today announced its Fourth of July Week Marathons, highlighted by the return of the Emmy Award®-winning mini-series that started it all-THE KENNEDYS . All eight episodes of The Kennedys will air back-to-back two times on Thursday, July 5th. (more...)

Tickets for WICKED in Seattle Go On Sale 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

WICKED, one of the most anticipated musical productions of the 2012 - 2013 KeyBank Broadway at the Paramount series will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 22 at 10am. Tickets will be available on-line at stgpresents.org, tickets.com, and select Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will also be available by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). There is an 8-ticket limit per patron. (more...)

Jayne Houdyshell Records Solo Version of 'Broadway Baby'- Free Download Available!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, released the two-disc set Broadway cast album of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed revival of FOLLIES on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Since then, the Metropolitan Museum of Art requested permission from PS Classics to include "Broadway Baby" in an upcoming compilation disc. Because the track on the New Broadway Cast Recording includes brief reprises of other tunes, Jayne Houdyshell kindly went back into the studio to record a new solo ending. (more...)

Cabaret Soiree 2012 Presents Nick Christo's WELL SWUNG, July 4-7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

Fresh from the sell out success of his last, critically acclaimed, smash hit show, The Fabulous Frances Faye in Australia, cabaret wild child Nick Christo drags his brand new MOTHER-OF-A- SHOW kicking and screaming into town this season with rare cuts of juicy jazz standards, stuffed fat with sticks of bubblegum pop, all sliced to perfection with outrageous, razor sharp, quippery. (more...)

Women's Project Presents World Premiere of WE PLAY FOR THE GODS, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 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 opens tonight, June 11, at 7:30pm for a run through Saturday, June 23, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

Robin De Jesus, John Tartaglia, et al. Star in Muny's ALADDIN, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

The Muny presents the third show of its 94th season, Disney's Aladdin, opening tonight through July 13, directed by Gary Griffin, and choreographed by Alex Sanchez. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Brings MACK AND MABEL Revival to London, Now thru Aug 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

The creative team behind last summer's sold-out, acclaimed Southwark Playhouse musical, Parade - long-listed for The Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical in the 2011 Evening Standard Awards - are returning to the venue for a major revival of the Jerry Herman/Michael Stewart Hollywood musical, Mack and Mabel. The show runs tonight, July 5 - August 25. (more...)

Cabaret Soiree 2012 Presents Nick Christo's WELL SWUNG, Now thru July 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2012

Fresh from the sell out success of his last, critically acclaimed, smash hit show, The Fabulous Frances Faye in Australia, cabaret wild child Nick Christo drags his brand new MOTHER-OF-A- SHOW kicking and screaming into town this season with rare cuts of juicy jazz standards, stuffed fat with sticks of bubblegum pop, all sliced to perfection with outrageous, razor sharp, quippery. (more...)

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