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Ryan McCartan Hosts 2014 Jimmy Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) previously announced that 56 high school students from across America will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, at the 6th annual presentation at the Minskoff Theatre tonight, June 30. Ryan McCartan, 2011 Jimmy Award winner, will host the 2-hour talent showcase that features dynamic ensemble and solo performances. (more...)

The Skivvies, 54 SINGS 1776, ZANNA, DON'T! Class Reunion and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Renaissance House Writers Retreat to Hold 10th Annual Public Reading of Frederick Douglass Speech at Inkwell Beach, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Renaissance House: Retreat for Writers & Artists in Martha's Vineyard invites readers of all ages, races and backgrounds to go to the historic Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs on Friday, July 4 to raise their voices in powerful group and individual efforts to bring life to the words of one of the top speeches of all time "What Does the Fourth of July Mean to the Negro?" by one of the great writers of all time, human rights activist Frederick Douglass, the first black citizen in U.S. history to hold a high ranking government office. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

WSR Signature Theatre to Present 1776, 7/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence...if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. (more...)

2014 Writers Salon Series Schedule Announced; Patricia Williams to Speak at Event Tonight, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Martha's Vineyard, MA (June 22, 2014)-- Renaissance House: A Retreat for Writers Salon Series will host an evening with Patricia Williams, award-winning writer, Nation Magazine columnist, Columbia Law School professor and MacArthur Fellow on Tuesday, June 24 at 7:30pm at Renaissance House, 31 Pennacook Avenue in Oak Bluffs. (more...)

AS WE LIE STILL to Run 7/14-27 at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents As We Lie Still a new romantic musical fantasy with book by Olivia de Guzman Emile, Music and Lyrics by Patrick Emile. Michael Serrecchia directs a cast of six, including Olivia de Guzman Emile, George Michael Ferrie Jr., Clinton Greenspan, Erika Larsen, Michael A. Robinson*, and Travis Stuebing. As We Lie Still is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th & 11th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Ryan McCartan to Host 2014 Jimmy Awards, 6/30; Finalists Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) is pleased to announce that 56 high school students from across America will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, at the 6th annual presentation at the Minskoff Theatre on Monday, June 30. Ryan McCartan, 2011 Jimmy Award winner, will host the 2-hour talent showcase that features dynamic ensemble and solo performances. McCartan recently starred as JD in the Off-Broadway hit musical, Heathers, appears regularly as Diggy in Liv & Maddie on the Disney Channel, and is a recurring character on the USA Network's Royal Pains. The event will be held at the Minskoff Theatre (200 W. 45th St) and begins at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS at Hale Centre Theatre West Valley Has a Spoonful of Surprises
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 23, 2014

MARY POPPINS at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley offers up a spoonful of visual surprises that will delight audiences of all ages. With a spoonful of eye-candy sugar, even cod liver oil can taste like strawberry ice. And this production will more than satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. (more...)

RAK OF AEGIS Returns; Mariano, Marquez et al. Join Cast
by Jude Cartalaba - Jun 23, 2014

Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) new hit musical, RAK OF AEGIS, returns to PETA Theater Center (5 Eymard Drive, New Manila) with 67 more performances lined up! New additions to the cast are OJ Mariano (Kiel), Arnel Ignacio (Fernan), Jimmy Marquez (Jewel), Gio Gahol (ensemble), Abigail Sulit (ensemble), and Kimverlie Molina (Aileen). (more...)

Ryan McCartan Set to Host 2014 National High School Musical Theater Awards; Finalists Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) just announced that 56 high school students from across America will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, at the 6th annual presentation at the Minskoff Theatre on Monday, June 30. Ryan McCartan, 2011 Jimmy Award winner, will host the 2-hour talent showcase that features dynamic ensemble and solo performances. McCartan recently starred as JD in the Off-Broadway hit musical, Heathers, appears regularly as Diggy in Liv & Maddie on the Disney Channel, and is a recurring character on the USA Network's Royal Pains. The event will be held at the Minskoff Theatre (200 W. 45th St) and begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets, which range from $39-$175, are on sale at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

New York International Children's Film Festival Summer Filmmaking Camp Almost Closed!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

ONLY ONE CLASS OPEN! The summer filmmaking camps kick off in just over 2 weeks - don't miss your chance to secure a spot for your little animator! (more...)

Music Hall Historic Theater Announces July Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

There's no better way to beat the heat of summer than by viewing a great film in the cool comfort of the Music Hall Historic Theater on Chestnut Street, or in the Loft on Congress Street. Continuing the Music Hall tradition of singular cinema, July screenings span a wide range, including indies, international films, and documentaries exclusive to the Seacoast. (more...)

Christopher Cousins & More Join Cast of El Rey Network's MATADOR
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

El Rey Network announced today that Christopher Cousins (Breaking Bad, Revolution), Eve Torres (WWE, The Scorpion King) and Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire) have been cast in recurring roles (more...)

BWW Blog: James Beaman of Cape Playhouse's 1776 - The Adams Papers, Part One
by Guest Blogger: James Beaman - Jun 19, 2014

One of the best things about researching John Adams is that he is one of the most documented men in American history, mainly due to his extensive journaling, and the preservation of his personal correspondence by the succeeding generations of the Adams family. These extraordinary documents offer a window into the mind and heart of this impassioned patriot. And fortunately for us all, they are lovingly preserved by the Massachusetts Historical Society. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donnie Kehr, Mira Cohen and More at Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

At Birdland this past week, Jim Caruso's Cast Party was a jam-packed, sold-out crazy-quilt of talent. The weekly 'extreme' open mic night was the place to hear Broadway tunes, jazz standards, an Italian pop tune, a Beyonce hit, the blues, and a few original tunes that defied description. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

BD Signs Agreement for Installation of the BD Cato'' Workflow Solution in Leading Cancer Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ BD Medical, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced an agreement with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for BD Cato, a system that enhances safety and workflow efficiency in medication preparation via gravimetric and barcoding technology. MD Anderson Cancer Center will be the first healthcare institution in the U.S. to implement the BD Cato System and will be incorporating the system into its outpatient infusion pharmacies, including community-based locations. (more...)

Horse Trade Theater Group to Present Israela Margalit's GET ME A GUY, 7/17-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Horse Trade Theater Group in association with Moonlight Theatre Productions (Kelley Girod, producer) will present Get Me a Guy (Best Play at the New York International Midtown Theater Festival as a 30-minute one-act; scene 16 won Outstanding Play Honorary Mention at the New York Short Play Festival as a 10-minute play), an award-winning new comedy by Israela Margalit (Gold Medal NY Film and TV Festival, Emmy Nomination) directed by John Clancy (2005 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction). (more...)

BWW Blog: James Beaman of Cape Playhouse's 1776 - Where John Adams Began
by Guest Blogger: James Beaman - Jun 16, 2014

My retracing of the steps of founding father John Adams took me this time all the way back to his beginnings, with a trip to the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, MA. Quincy was, in the 18th century, part of Braintree, the community where John Adams was born and raised, on a farm where four generations of Adamses had lived before him. Today the house where he was born and the house next door, where he and Abigail raised their family-and where they lived during the action of 1776-are preserved by the National Park Service, and on a rainy day in May I made a pilgrimag (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Steven Levenson's CORE VALUES, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Mile Square Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of Steven Levenson`s comedy Core Values, nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, at the Edge Lofts in Hoboken. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Star Katie Ladner Joins the Fun at The Mississippi Picnic in Central Park
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 15, 2014

The 35th annual Mississippi Picnic, held yesterday in New York in Central Park, had something for everyone. Alexis Brown (Madison) is a former special assistant and events coordinator at the Mississippi Development Authority and state coordinator for the picnic since 1992 and she once again had a wonderful event planned out for New York City. Governor Phil Bryant and his wife Deborah were there to support the event. (more...)

RIBBON OF LIFE Opens Today at Acting Artists Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Ribbon of Life is a comedy. Mostly. It is Savannah's 25th birthday and the party erupts when she comes clean with her parents: Her friend, Ezmae, is really a transgender woman - and they are in love. (more...)

THE TIN WOMAN to Premiere at Peninsula Players, Begin. 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, opens its 79th season June 17 with the world premiere comedy "The Tin Woman" by Sean Grennan. The Players premiered another of Grennan' s comedies "Making God Laugh" in 2011. (more...)

THE COSBY SHOW's Malcolm-Jamal Warner to Star in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, 9/5-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company announces that Malcolm-Jamal Warner, best known for his breakout role as Theo Huxtable, Bill Cosby's son on "The Cosby Show," will play Dr. John Prentice in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in the Huntington's season opener September 5 - October 5, 2014 at the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. Complete casting will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Set for UK Tour After Opening at Salisbury Playhouse, Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Celebrating 200 years since the nation's favourite novel was published, a highly praised, sparkling and fresh stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice will open at Salisbury Playhouse on Thursday 18 September prior to a 2 month UK Tour. On sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Shakespeare in Love has its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre on Wednesday 23 July 2014, with previews from 2 July, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled for a play in the West End. The 28-strong cast includes a number of young actors and actor-musicians who will be making their professional debuts. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Renaissance House Retreat for Writers in Martha's Vineyard to Welcome Poets, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Renaissance House: A Retreat for Writers Salon Series will host an evening with Martha's Vineyard poets: Dan Waters, Mike West and Justin Ahren on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:30pm at Renaissance House, 31 Pennacook Avenue in Oak Bluffs. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HENRY V Doesn't Quite Conquer
by Todd Zeigler - Jul 6, 2014

Kentucky Shakespeare makes a noble, if uneven, go at 'Henry V.' (more...)

Review Roundup: THE CRUCIBLE at Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Yael Farber directs a visceral re-imagining of Arthur Miller's modern American masterpiece, The Crucible, at Old Vic, which began previews on June 24. Miller used his play about the Salem witch trials to draw parallels with his experience of McCarthy's anti-communist investigations in the 1950's. The Crucible tells the story of one man's fight to save his identity in a repressive Puritan community where intolerance collides with lust and superstition, fueling widespread hysteria with tragic results. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Basden's HOLES in Arcola Tent, Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Holes, written by award winning comedy writer Tom Basden,makes its London debut in the Arcola Tent for a strictly limited run from 16 July to 9 August 2014, with press night tomorrow, Tuesday 22 July, directed by Phillip Breen. This is the pair's first collaboration since their award-winning and internationally acclaimed production, Party (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Seymour Centre, Sydney, and Arts Theatre, London). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PROGRAM ASSISTANT at Capital Fringe Explores Post-Grad Life in DC
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 21, 2014

A seed of a good idea doesn't always make for a compelling script or an interesting production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Many Mediums Make for a Spectacle in Company One's ASTRO BOY AND THE GOD OF COMICS
by Alex Lonati - Jul 20, 2014

Telling the story of popular Japanese cartoon, Astro Boy, and his creator, Osamu Tezuka, the piece utilizes more mediums than I ever imagined possible for a stage piece. Not only were projections used, but controlled animation, live drawing, vocal effects, puppetry, and combinations of all of the above. (more...)

Mount Tremper Arts to Present 600 Highwaymen's EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Mount Tremper Arts presents the Obie award-winning 600 HIGHWAYMEN's Employee of the Year. (more...)

Rubicon's Summer Youth Program to Open BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR., 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Rubicon's Summer Youth Program opens BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR. featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature. This stage version of the beloved Disney classic includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Directed by Carolanne Marano with musical direction by Miriam Arichea, the one hour long production features many local youth performers in a production perfect for all ages. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tuesday, August 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 15, 2014

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, August 5, 2014! (more...)

Seattle Opera and Seattle Public Theater's Youth Program to Present THE MIKADO, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Seattle Opera in collaboration with Seattle Public Theater's (SPT) Youth Program spin Gilbert & Sullivan's classic topsy-turvy operetta, The Mikado in a whole new direction. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/14/14 - PAGEANT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Muny, Justin Timberlake, Bastille Day and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 14, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PAGEANT returns to the stage, Rob McClure and Jenny Powers star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY in St. Louis, and Tony-winner Lena Hall and more gather at 54 Below to belt out songs by Justin Timberlake! (more...)

KiteHigh Announces Next Production as Revival of ANNA WEISS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

After the success of their first production On Love which played at found space The Bedford and The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter KiteHigh present one of the first London revivals of Mike Cullen's Anna Weiss at East London's The Space. (more...)

Shapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD Live 54 Below Album Gets 9/9 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Shapiro Sisters announced today that their debut album Live Out Loud: Live at 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring BUZZ, SWEET PEA'S MAMA & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Michigan's longest running, non profit, professional theatre is proud to announce the 2014/2015 Season - a Season of World Premiere plays. The Detroit Repertory Theatre will kick off its 58th Season on November 6, 2014 with a Champagne Celebration and toast to the four new plays never before produced on a professional stage. Four stories: BUZZ by Richard Strand is a biting comedy about a CEO trying to outsmart his stock clerk; SWEET PEA'S MAMA by Robert Lawrence Nelson, a story about racial dignity centers around a maid and the developmentally challenged son of her employer on the eve of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death; THE KISS OF THE SUN FOR PARDON by Lans Traverse is a life affirming tale of unusual friendship, a barefoot waif and a wheel-chair bound curmudgeon, and the explosive relationship that ensues; and finally, WHITE ASH FALLING 9/11 by Thom Molyneaux is a gripping story of three actors whose personal stories intertwine with the characters they play in a play about the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CRUCIBLE, Old Vic, July 8 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Since becoming Artistic Director of the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey has proven time and time again that he has the knowledge and understanding to constantly provide London theatre-goers with fantastic productions. Yael Farber's adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible is no exception. Though three and a half hours long, the continued intensity and drama means that the audience is flabbergasted at how quickly the time goes. (more...)

CBS Leads All Networks with 47 EMMY AWARD Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

CBS led the broadcast networks this morning with 47 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 66th Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the 2013-2014 season. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - Tina Fey, Jason Bateman in THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures has shared the poster for director Shawn Levy's THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, set to hit theaters September 19. (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

It's time for the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis and the Smith family couldn't be more excited. Journey back in time with the Yardley Players as they present "Meet Me in St. Louis" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this charming musical are Fridays, July 18 and 25 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 19 and 26 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, July 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. An Opening Night Reception with the cast and crew follows the show on July 18. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Weathervane's OKLAHOMA! Not a Dusty Old Plain
by Paul Batterson - Jul 1, 2014

The average temperature of the state of Oklahoma is in the high 80s. The temperature of the Valerie Accetta directed OKLAHOMA! at the Weathervane Playhouse in Newark, Ohio, is much, much hotter. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 1, 2014

The 6th Annual National High School Musical Awards presented the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor on Monday, June 30 at Broadway's Minskoff Theater, to Jai' Len Josey representing the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards and Jonah Rawitz, representing the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from inside the ceremony below! (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of Steven Levenson's CORE VALUES, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

What place do values such as teamwork and loyalty have in today`s constantly changing marketplace? Can a middle-aged business owner who clings to these values unite his staff at a weekend retreat and save his small travel agency from the recession? Will a perfectly executed trust fall do the trick? (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour Haunts Boston Opera House
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 1, 2014

In celebration of its 25 years on Broadway, Cameron Mackintosh brought forth a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for a North American Tour, now in its Boston premiere at the ornate Boston Opera House. Directed by Laurence Connor, with choreography by Scott Ambler, impressive set design by Paul Brown, Maria Bjornson's Tony Award-winning original costume design, and evocative lighting design by Paule Constable, the show is a visual spectacle that has enough magical effects to transport the audience to the Paris Opera House in the late 19th century. (more...)

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