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Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan-Led THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie Gets Valentine's Day 2015 Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

RADiUS is proud to announce one of the first major acquisitions of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, with North American rights to THE LAST 5 YEARS, Richard LaGravenese's (BEHIND THE CANDELABRA) big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan ('Smash') star in LaGravenese's highly anticipated film. THE LAST 5 YEARS will celebrate its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 7th at 8:30PM at the Ryerson Theater. (more...)

Surrender The Fall Releases Album Today, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

Memphis rockers Surrender The Fall are hitting the road supporting My Darkest Days this fall, kicking things off in Grand Rapids, Michigan for a WGRD Low Dough Show. The band will be showcasing tunes from their forthcoming full length debut, entitled Burn In The Spotlight to be released via Rum Bum Records today, September 18th. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Terra C. MacLeod from CHICAGO Shares Experiences as Velma Kelly
by Kathy Strain - Nov 8, 2013

Currently touring throughout the United States, Terra shared with Broadway World many experiences that lead her to where she is today. (more...)

THE VOICE, Part 2: Russell Watson Talks New Schonberg-Produced Album!
by Carrie Dunn - Nov 7, 2013

We talk to the British tenor about his forthcoming album, collaborating with the creators of Les Miserables. Watson's new album, Only One Man, is out now. (more...)

Tony Plana, Anthony Chisholm & More to Lead Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director), currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary season, has announced the complete cast for its upcoming production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winnerQuiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The company will feature ANTHONY CHISHOLM (Radio Golf, Jitney), DARIUSH KASHANI (Homebody/Kabul), TONY PLANA (Ugly Betty), ARMANDO RIESCO (2ST's Water by the Spoonful), ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ (Motherf***er with the Hat, Orange is the New Black), and ANNAPURNA SRIRAM (Pericles at Berkeley Rep). (more...)

Organised Chaos Productions Presents BOY ON A BED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Award winning theatre production company Organised Chaos Productions bring their latest collaboration of the North West's finest new and emerging talent with the successful script from their script call last year: Boy On A Bed by Edwin Preece. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RAINER HERSCH'S VICTOR BORGE, Jermyn Street Theatre, March 8 2012
by Gary Naylor - Mar 9, 2012

Gary Naylor enjoys an odd mix of music and stand-up in an affectionate tribute to Victor Borge. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 5, 2014

THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST is the third in a cycle of plays that began with Hudes' Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, a play about a young Marine coming to terms with his time in Iraq and his father's and grandfather's service in Vietnam and Korea. The second play in the trilogy, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water by the Spoonful, received its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night! (more...)

Rey Lucas, Robert Eli & More to Star in The Old Globe's WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, 4/12-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the California premiere of Quiara Alegria Hudes' Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Directed by Edward Torres, Water by the Spoonful will run April 12 - May 11, 2014 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run April 12 - April 16. Opening night is Thursday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. In conjunction with local organizations Combat Arts and So Say We All, The Globe will also host an ongoing exhibit of art by returning veterans, and an evening of local veterans performing stories they have written about their service. (more...)

HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST & Schwimmer-Directed SEX WITH STRANGERS Join LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE in 2nd Stage's 2013-14 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Second Stage Theatre's (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) upcoming 35th Anniversary Season will kick off with the previously announced new musical LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, by James Lapine and William Finn, and will continue with the New York premiere of Quiara Alegria Hudes' THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, the follow-up to last season's acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning, Water by the Spoonful, and the final play in Ms. Hudes' Elliot trilogy, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The season will also include the New York Premiere of Laura Eason's provocative play,SEX WITH STRANGERS, directed by David Schwimmer. (more...)

Muny's Season Continues With ANNIE
by Chris Gibson - Jun 23, 2009

The Muny's family-friendly, and utterly charming production of ANNIE continues their 2009 season. (more...)

QUEEN to Release Rare Recording of Landmark Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Sunday March 31 st1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by the then up-and-coming band called Queen. (more...)

Lauren Velez Joins Cast of Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

LAUREN VELEZ, best known for her role as Captain Maria LaGuerta on the hit Showtime series, "Dexter," will play the role of Yaz in the upcoming Second Stage Theatre production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Ms. Velez replaces the previously announced Elizabeth Rodriguez. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Karen Kamensek: A Young Conductor Who Knows Herself
by Erica Miner - Jan 1, 2001

Conductor Karen Kamensek exudes authority, gives off a distinct overachiever vibe and projects wisdom beyond her years. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Velez and More in Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST is the third in a cycle of plays that began with Hudes' Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, a play about a young Marine coming to terms with his time in Iraq and his father's and grandfather's service in Vietnam and Korea. The second play in the trilogy, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water by the Spoonful, received its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2013. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Karen Kamensek - A Young Conductor Who Knows Herself
by Erica Miner - Feb 13, 2014

Conductor Karen Kamensek exudes authority, gives off a distinct overachiever vibe and projects wisdom beyond her years. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, begins performances tonight, February 11. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Nelson Gonzalez Joins Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Grammy Award-nominated musician Nelson Gonzalez has joined the creative team of the upcoming Second Stage Theatre production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Mr. Gonzalez, who is widely considered the master of the Cuban Tres guitar, will oversee the production's musical elements and will lead a live band during performances. (more...)

Review: Those Darn Boys from Jersey, I'm Tellin' Ya!
by Eugene Lovendusky - Dec 15, 2006

The first national tour of 'Jersey Boys,' had unsurprising Opening Night success at San Francisco's Curran Theatre. Over-flowing with fantastic tunes and heart-racing performances, audiences literally bounce out of their seats with this well-received hit. (more...)

Surrender The Fall Announces Tour with My Darkest Days; Releases Debut Album 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

Memphis rockers Surrender The Fall are hitting the road supporting My Darkest Days this fall, kicking things off in Grand Rapids, Michigan for a WGRD Low Dough Show. The band will be showcasing tunes from their forthcoming full length debut, entitled Burn In The Spotlight to be released via Rum Bum Records on September 18th. (more...)

Surrender The Fall Announces Tour with My Darkest Days; Releases Debut Album 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2012

Memphis rockers Surrender The Fall are hitting the road supporting My Darkest Days this fall, kicking things off in Grand Rapids, Michigan for a WGRD Low Dough Show. The band will be showcasing tunes from their forthcoming full length debut, entitled Burn In The Spotlight to be released via Rum Bum Records on September 18th. (more...)

Residence Inn Chattanooga Near Hamilton Place Awarded for Outstanding Service
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

The Residence Inn Chattanooga Near Hamilton Place, already named a "Best Hotel in Chattanooga" by the travel authority "The Destination Guide," recently took home three awards at the 2012 Residence Inn Awards. (more...)

Broadway Musicals of 1956, with Barrett, Kudisch, Skinner and More, Presented April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2006

The Broadway Musicals of 1956, the latest edition of the Broadway by the Year series and directed by Tony-nominee Emily Skinner, will take place at Town Hall on Monday, April 3rd (more...)

Organised Chaos Productions to Present BOY ON A BED, 15-16 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Award winning theatre production company Organised Chaos Productions bring their latest collaboration of the North West's finest new and emerging talent with the successful script from their script call last year: Boy On A Bed by Edwin Preece. (more...)

Review - Once & Death Of A Salesman
by Ben Peltz - Apr 2, 2012

Before the audience members began to take their seats for the Off-Broadway premiere of Once this past December, members of the press were already sent an email announcing that the production would be moving to Broadway following its limited run at the New York Theatre Workshop.  Thus, the fact that the critical response to the show supported such a move seemed superfluous. (more...)

Skinner to Direct Andreas, Kudisch and More in The Broadway Musicals of 1956, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2006

On April 3rd, Emily Skinner will direct stars such as Christine Andreas, Brent Barrett and Marc Kudisch in The Broadway Musical of 1956, in which she will also perform (more...)

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