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Luke Winslow King & His Band & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, features performances by LUKE WINSLOW KING & HIS BAND, BRIDGET EVERETT & THE TENDER MOMENTS, THE HOT SARDINES, CARTE BLANCHE, JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, JILLETTE JOHNSON, ALLEN TOUSSAINT: CD RELEASE, SPENCER DAY, and REBA C*NTRY! STARRING AMBER MARTINAS REBA MCENTIRE. (more...)

FREEWAY Plays The El Rocco Room, Opens Sept 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2010

TIM DRAXL in 'Freeway'- The Chet Baker Journey, Written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Musical direction by Ray Alldrige plays El Rocco Room, Kings Cross From Wednesday 22 September For 2 weeks only (more...)

Review Roundup: ROMEO AND JULIET Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Sep 20, 2013

The new Broadway production of Shakespeare's timeless love story ROMEO AND JULIET starring international film star Orlando Bloom, making his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, officially opens tonight, Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Disney's On The Record Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2004

Casting has been announced for the Cleveland engagement of Disney's ON THE RECORD. The world premiere will begin performances in Cleveland at the Palace Theatre starting November 9, 2004 as part of the McDonald Financial Group Broadway Series. The press opening is Friday, November 19, 2004 at 7:30 pm. This brand new production is the fourth show from Disney Theatrical Productions, following BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING and Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA. (more...)

The Broad Stage Presents Tim Fain in 'Portals,' 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2011

Virtuoso, rising star violinist Tim Fain, described by the Herald Tribune as 'dazzling, always risky, and unfailingly exciting,' will be premiering his collaboration with legendary composer Phillip Glass on October 9, 2011 at 4:00pm as part of Portals, a multimedia evening exploring the human longing for connection in a digital age. Partita for Solo Violin, written by Glass specifically for Fain, brings together the 34-year-old violin virtuoso from Santa Monica and the 74-year-old legendary pioneer of American minimalism, to create a performance which will be a true cultural event for the 21st century. (more...)

Renowned Actor Douglas Campbell Dead at 87
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2009

Douglas Campbell, renowned actor and director died at age 87 on Tuesday at Montreal's Hôtel Dieu hospital of complications of diabetes and heart disease. (more...)

Tim Draxl Leads FREEWAY At The Cremorne Orpheum, October 13-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2010

Tim Draxl in "Freeway - the Chet Baker Journey" has met with universal critical acclaim and audience praise during its short two week season at the El Rocco cafe in Kings Cross. (more...)

AVO Playhouse Premieres GOODNIGHT, MR. BARRYMORE Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

If audiences today know the name of John Barrymore, it's most likely as the paternal grandfather of movie star Drew Barrymore. They may have a vague idea that he was a great actor from a family of great actors, but do they know he was also an infamous world-class drunk? (more...)

The Broad Stage Presents Tim Fain in 'Portals,' 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2011

Virtuoso, rising star violinist Tim Fain, described by the Herald Tribune as 'dazzling, always risky, and unfailingly exciting,' will be premiering his collaboration with legendary composer Phillip Glass on October 9, 2011 at 4:00pm as part of Portals, a multimedia evening exploring the human longing for connection in a digital age. Partita for Solo Violin, written by Glass specifically for Fain, brings together the 34-year-old violin virtuoso from Santa Monica and the 74-year-old legendary pioneer of American minimalism, to create a performance which will be a true cultural event for the 21st century. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Savage Players MACBETH - Intense But Not Intimate
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 28, 2013

After seeing so many versions of MACBETH, one welcomes an approach that promises to bring something new to the table. But instead of finding an intimate world that surrounds the audience, I found myself sitting in a large finished warehouse space with so much staging area between players and public that intimacy was never part of the equation. (more...)

FREEWAY Closes At The Cremorne Orpheum, October 15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2010

Tim Draxl in "Freeway - the Chet Baker Journey" has met with universal critical acclaim and audience praise during its short two week season at the El Rocco cafe in Kings Cross. (more...)

Tim Draxl Leads FREEWAY At The Cremorne Orpheum, October 13-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2010

Tim Draxl in "Freeway - the Chet Baker Journey" has met with universal critical acclaim and audience praise during its short two week season at the El Rocco cafe in Kings Cross. (more...)

Disney's ON THE RECORD Begins Performances Tonight in Cleveland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2004

Disney's ON THE RECORD begins its world premiere engagement tonight at Celeveland's Palace Theatre. (more...)

Leslie Caron Stars in 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS at Laguna Playhouse, Now thru 12/29
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to present film great Leslie Caron (An American In Paris, Gigi, Fanny) in a comic and heartfelt valentine to the human condition, SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). Additional exciting casting news to be announced shortly! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, November 26 and will open on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Regional Premiere of Disney's ON THE RECORD to Play WPPAC, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Disney's On the Record, a musical revue and theatrical celebration of 75 years of Disney music, will have its tri-state regional premiere on the White Plains Performing Arts Center's main stage June 20 - 29. This show-stopping musical from Disney is set in a contemporary recording studio that sparkles with 64 of the most beloved songs ever written, from some of the most popular films ever made over the past 75 years. (more...)

Review - 10 Things to Do Before I Die & Accent on Youth
by Kristin Salaky - May 29, 2009

'Oh, I get it. That one's Blanche and that one's Stella.' 'No, wait that one's Blanche and that one's... Maggie The cat? 'Hold on... I think they're both Blanche.' These are some of the random thoughts that whizzed through my head while trying to see through the clutter of Zakiyyah Alexander's 10 Things to Do Before I Die, a game effort but a frustratingly unfocused piece receiving a well-acted premiere production via Second Stage Theatre Uptown. (more...)

Broadway Blog - 10 Things to Do Before I Die & Accent on Youth
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2009

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Friday, May 29, 2009. (more...)

Leslie Caron to Star in 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS at Laguna Playhouse, 11/26-12/29
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2013

The Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to present film great Leslie Caron (An American In Paris, Gigi, Fanny) in a comic and heartfelt valentine to the human condition, SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). Additional exciting casting news to be announced shortly! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Tuesday, November 26 and will open on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Way out east On Second Avenue
by Jena Tesse Fox - Mar 12, 2005

The Upper East Side becomes the Lower East Side as this bilingual revue returns to celebrate the glory days of the Yiddish Theatre scene (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Performance Preview of Disney Musical Revue ON THE RECORD, Playing at White Plains PAC
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2014

Disney's On the Record, a musical revue and theatrical celebration of 75 years of Disney music, will have its tri-state regional premiere on the White Plains Performing Arts Center's main stage June 20 - 29. This show-stopping musical from Disney is set in a contemporary recording studio that sparkles with 64 of the most beloved songs ever written, from some of the most popular films ever made over the past 75 years. Below, check out an inside look at the production, featuring performance previews! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company of WPPAC's ON THE RECORD
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2014

Disney's On the Record, a musical revue and theatrical celebration of 75 years of Disney music, will have its tri-state regional premiere on the White Plains Performing Arts Center's main stage June 20 - 29. This show-stopping musical from Disney is set in a contemporary recording studio that sparkles with 64 of the most beloved songs ever written, from some of the most popular films ever made over the past 75 years. Meet the comapny in the video below! (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: You Ain't Read Nothin' Yet--Stephen Hanks' Fantasy Interview With the Legendary AL JOLSON
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 27, 2013

With the International Al Jolson Society's 17th Annual Long Island Festival just three weeks away (On August 17, from 9am to 4:30pm, at Oceanside Knights of Columbus, 2985 Kenneth Place, Oceanside, NY 11572.), BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Review/Columnist and passionate Al Jolson fan Stephen Hanks fantasizes about what it might be like to have a conversation with 'The World's Greatest Entertainer,' 53 years after he died. You ain't read nothin' yet. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - All Hail The Queen
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 21, 2014

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival's production of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra brings royal-like acting to the Conejo Valley stage. (more...)

Hollywood/Ukraine Brings Smiles to a Summer Night on Cape
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 11, 2008

Get two shows for the price of one…and they're both worth the cost of admission for movie and musical theatre fans alike! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sills, Gettelfinger Lead FAMILY-Friendly Musical at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall through 1/8
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 4, 2012

With an alluring and gorgeous Morticia (played by Broadway diva Sara Gittelfinger) and a charming and swellegant Gomez (Great White Way heartthrob Douglas Sills) leading the charge, the onstage iteration of Charles Addams' cartoon family is surely a dysfunctional lot. But, more importantly, they are enormously winning-their interpersonal relationships are not so unlike your own, I daresay-and composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa and book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice have crafted a storyline that broadens the family's appeal, while more deeply etching the family's brand (particularly in these days of all-encompassing marketing ploys) on American pop culture. (more...)

Davis Musical Theatre Company Holding Emergency Casting Session for KISS ME KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2010

Davis Musical Theatre is looking for 3 actors for Kiss me Kate (1999 revival version) Show runs Feb 26-Mar 21, 2010 (Fri & Sat 8:15pm; Sun 2:15pm) (more...)

Davis Musical Theatre Company Holding Emergency Casting Session for KISS ME KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2010

The Davis Musical Theatre Company is holding an emergency casting session for its upcoming production of 'Kiss Me Kate'. (more...)

Six Questions with HAIRSPRAY star Matthew Ragas
by Robert Taylor - Feb 6, 2009

The current touring cast of Broadway's recently-closed hit musical Hairspray never has to worry about being without love. Indeed, the show has been welcomed with open arms and standing ovations in Canada, China, Japan and, of course, all over the United States. This weekend, the show will introduce Cleveland to the nicest kids in town when it arrives at the Palace Theatre for five performances?from February 6-8. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss, Mel Brooks & More Join 2014 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has added an exciting roster of screen legends and beloved titles to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Celebrates Phillip Glass's 75th Birthday with Spring Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2012

The Metropolitan Museum celebrates the 75th birthday of Philip Glass with two events: a conversation with his longtime friend the artist Chuck Close, and a chamber music concert with Glass at the piano with violinist Tim Fain at the Museum's fabled Temple of Dendur. (more...)

American Operetta
by Jena Tesse Fox - Feb 14, 2005

Roger Rees, Robert Bass, and the Collegiate Chorale presented an evening of American operetta that lead directly to the American musical. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IT'S A HORRIBLE LIFE (Adults Only!)
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 9, 2013

Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans mash-up GREY GARDENS, Mrs. Grinchley, and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE for a new holiday musical parody that is sure to earn its wings. Clever sets, delicious costumes, creative choreography, and new stars join the Orphans regulars to put on a show that is anything but horrible. (more...)

Breaking News: Kaitlin Hopkins goes On The Record
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2004

Kaitlin Hopkins (Bare, Noises Off, Bat Boy) will take over for the departing Emily Skinner in Disney's On The Record. (more...)

AVO Playhouse to Premiere GOODNIGHT, MR. BARRYMORE, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

If audiences today know the name of John Barrymore, it's most likely as the paternal grandfather of movie star Drew Barrymore. They may have a vague idea that he was a great actor from a family of great actors, but do they know he was also an infamous world-class drunk? (more...)

FREEWAY Plays The El Rocco Room, Opens Sept 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2010

TIM DRAXL in 'Freeway'- The Chet Baker Journey, Written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Musical direction by Ray Alldrige plays El Rocco Room, Kings Cross From Wednesday 22 September For 2 weeks only (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - April 28, 2010
by - Apr 28, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. 'What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel,' remarks Wood. 'It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

ON THE RECORD Set to Play White Plains Performing Arts Center, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Disney's On the Record, a musical revue and theatrical celebration of 75 years of Disney music, will have its tri-state regional premiere on the White Plains Performing Arts Center's main stage June 20 - 29. This show-stopping musical from Disney is set in a contemporary recording studio that sparkles with 64 of the most beloved songs ever written, from some of the most popular films ever made over the past 75 years. (more...)

Violinist Timothy Fain Makes Atlanta Debut, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

Violinist Timothy Fain, seen on screen and heard on the soundtrack of the film "Black Swan," makes his Atlanta debut in a free concert presented by the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) on Sunday May 5 at 4 p.m. in Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. (more...)

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