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by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 21, 2014

In honor of Andrew Rannells stepping into the Tony Award-winning stilettos of Neil Patrick Harris as the titular HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, today we take a look back at the first time John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask's masterpiece appeared on national TV via THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 21, 2014

The out of town tryout production of new PETER PAN-inspired musical FINDING NEVERLAnd is currently underway And a new video interview with the show's stars, Jeremy Jordan And Laura Michelle Kelly, is now available to view. (more...)

BWW Preview: Get Ready for Season 8 of DOCTOR WHO
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 21, 2014

This Saturday is the premiere of the highly anticipated 8th season of “Doctor Who.” The last time we saw the Doctor, he And Clara were crashing in the TARDIS, since the Doctor, newly regenerated, forgot how to fly it. The premiere episode will be an interesting one, since we don't yet know much about the 12th Doctor, portrayed by Peter Capaldi, except that he has new kidneys! (more...)

Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Set to Premiere at TIFF 9/8
by Alan Henry - Aug 21, 2014

After enrapturing theatre goers during it's 2013 New York stage run, legendary theatre And film director Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Frida, Across The Universe, Titus, The Tempest) brings her sumptuous production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to the screen in a unique cinematic theatrical experience. (more...)

BWW Profile: Dame Maggie Smith Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 21, 2014

This morning we are taking a look at the illustrious career of Dame Maggie Smith. I mean, she's a Dame after all; Queen Elizabeth doesn't just hAnd those out to anyone. Her career includes highlights from on stage, including 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'Private Lives,' And 'Lettice And Lovage;' to in films as 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,' 'Sister Act,' And 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel;' to her iconic role as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham on 'Downton Abbey,' for which she is nominated for an Emmy for the fourth-consecutive year. (more...)

Sarah Brightman & Buzz Aldrin Discuss Space Travel
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 21, 2014

Internationally celebrated soprano Sarah Brightman shares her enthusiasm for the universe with world renowned astronaut Buzz Aldrin in a new photo set now available to view. (more...)

AYSO Soccer Celebrates 50th Anniversary Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

TORRANCE, CA - This September, the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) celebrates 50 years as America's oldest And most beloved national youth soccer organization. Founded in 1964 in Torrance, Calif. by a group of soccer enthusiasts, AYSO started out in a founder's garage with just nine teams And a vision to enrich children's lives through soccer. Since that simple beginning, that vision has catapulted into a prominent, national nonprofit sports organization with over 50,000 teams in nearly 900 communities. (more...)

The LA Opera Celebrates the Opening of Its New Season with the OPERA BALL, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

On Saturday, September 13, La Traviata, one of opera's greatest romances, will launch our highly anticipated 2014-15 Season. It will feature an incomparable cast led by our own Plácido Domingo in his first Los Angeles performance as Giorgio Germont, the dazzling Nino Machaidze in her role debut as Violetta And the dashing Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Alfredo Germont. The 1920s come roaring to life in Marta Domingo's updated Art Deco-inspired production under the inspired baton of James Conlon. (more...)

The CLIO Awards Announces Jerry Seinfeld as 2014 Honorary Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The CLIO Awards, an international competition showcasing the work of industry giants in advertising, design And communications, today announces Jerry Seinfeld as its 2014 Honorary Award winner, recognized for pushing the boundaries of creativity And his longstAnding contributions. The comedian, producer And forever New Yorker will receive his award at the 55(th) annual ceremony. The event, coinciding with Advertising Week, will take place on October 1 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Appoints Steven Kelley as Chief Communications Officer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company is proud to announce that it has selected Steven Kelley to serve in the opera company's new senior staff position of Chief Communications Officer. Kelley joins the COC in early October, coming directly from Houston GrAnd Opera where he has been director of marketing for the past four years. (more...)

Soho Crime to Release THE FINAL SILENCE by Stuart Neville, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

In Belfast, Northern IrelAnd, memories of the city's troubled history haunt every street corner, but for one tortured soul, the incredible violence in his past is also his most cherished legacy. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony to Collaborate on New Projects with Age Well Senior Services, Orange County Rescue Mission and The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Pacific Symphony has embraced the power music has on health And wellness by collaborating on new projects with three community partners, all members of Heartstrings (see end of release for more on this): Age Well Senior Services, Orange County Rescue Mission And The Center for Autism And Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Inspired by recent scientific research And studies offering evidence that music can have a profound impact on a person's health in numerous ways, the Symphony recently launched two multi-week pilot programs, with one more taking place this fall. Research has shown that music improves the quality of life in individuals (infants to senior citizens) by encouraging social bonds, recalling positive memories And being an outlet for emotional expression, among many other benefits. The Symphony's pilot programs have received support from the William And Nancy Thompson Family Foundation, The Ahmanson Foundation And Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. For more information on these programs And “Heartstrings,” contact Symphony Vice President of Education And Community Engagement Pam Blaine at (714) 876-2360 or (more...)

'80 DAYS', CAMP GHOUL and More Set for Boise Contemporary Theater's 2014-15 Children's Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

In September, Boise Contemporary Theater kicks off the BCT Children's Reading Series: Contemporary plays for young audiences. It's a brAnd new take on an old tradition! Grab some milk And cookies And get swept up in four great stories brought to life with live music And sound. Led by the talented actor, director And educator Dwayne Blackaller, this is an experience you won't want your family to miss. (more...)

2014 Visionary Speaker Darren Aronofsky to Appear at The New Museum, 9/30
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The New Museum is pleased to announce that Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. Aronofsky (b. 1969, Brooklyn) is an American film director, screenwriter, And producer. Now in its sixth season, the annual Stuart Regen Visionaries Series honors leading international thinkers And creators in the fields of art, architecture, design, dance, film, literature, And technology, And marks a commitment by the New Museum to consider their effects on culture at large. Aronofsky will be in conversation with novelist And critic Lynne Tillman on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the New Museum Theater. (more...)

New Jersey Rocker Rich Lynch Takes His Musical Message to Single 'Patriot Radio'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Musician And Ringwood, New Jersey resident Rich Lynch is taking his message to the underground airwaves as he unleashes his next digital single called 'Patriot Radio'. (more...)

Just In: President of the Met Orchestra Musicians' Union, Tino Gagliardi, Releases Statement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Statement from Tino Gagliardi, President, Met Orchestra musicians' union Local 802, AFM: (more...)

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The New York Philharmonic And Alan Gilbert continue The Nielsen Project - the Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies And three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - with performances of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture And Symphonies No. 5 And No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, as well as the second release of the Philharmonic's series of recordings of Nielsen's complete symphonies And concertos. (more...)

Jeremih and Big Boy of Power 106 Set for Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop's Labor Day Festivities, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop will be party central during Labor Day Weekend with celebrity hosts including Jeremih And Big Boy of Power 106 on Friday, Aug. 29. (more...)

Lionsgate Developing 'HUNGER GAMES' Theme Park Attractions
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

According to USA Today, Lionsgate is intent on bringing The Hunger Games to a few select amusement parks. (more...)

En Vogue, Lalah Hathaway, and YOLA Choir Join THE BLACK MOVIE SOUNDTRACK at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, presents The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 8 PM, hosted by actor And comedian Craig Robinson. Just added to the line-up are all-female R&B group En Vogue And soul And R&B singer Lalah Hathaway. Also joining the line-up to perform Pharell's "Happy" are sixty elementary-aged choir students from YOLA at HOLA And YOLA at LACHSA. (more...)

Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis Focus of New Exhibition, Opening 9/12 at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

From September 12, 2014 through February 1, 2015, the Jewish Museum will present From the Margins: Lee Krasner I Norman Lewis, 1945-1952. (more...)

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to Launch New Fundraising Program on 'power2give', 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is deploying a new program called power2give, a fundraising platform that empowers people to donate any amount of money directly to projects created by arts And cultural organizations in Palm Beach County. (more...)

Bainbridge Performing Arts Celebrates the Life and Talent of Bob McAllister
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Bainbridge Performing Arts is deeply saddened by the loss of former actor, poet, instructor, mentor, And dear friend, Bob McAllister. Bob's BPA career included appearances in Twelve Angry Men And Noises Off, And his poetry was exhibited in the BPA Gallery. He also appeared in the Indie film Jurisdiction, playing Tommy Tongue, the anti-hero psychopath. Bob had an abiding love of theatre, And he had an unshakeable commitment to the community of artists he mentored, loved, And collaborated with at Bainbridge Performing Arts And the IslAnd's entire theatre community. (more...)

Dark Comedy DOUBTING THOMASON to Return to Los Angeles, 9/5-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The dark comedy DOUBTING THOMASON will return to Los Angeles at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, 11006 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, Calif. The production opens Friday, September 5th, 2014, And runs Fridays And Saturday through Sept 27th, 2014. (more...)

'JACQUES BREL', CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, MR. BURNS and More Set for ACT's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre under the Artistic Direction of Kurt Beattie is proud to announce the Mainstage productions taking place in the 50th Anniversary Season in 2015. The mid-century mark will reflect ACT's contribution to the field throughout history And looking to the future with the theme, What Was, What is, And What Will Be. 2015 brings cause to celebrate two other milestone anniversaries: ACT will celebrate the 40th year of producing founder Gregory A. Falls' adaptation of A Christmas Carol, as well as the 90th anniversary of the 1925 Fraternal Order of Eagles building, ACT's historic lAndmark home since 1996. Commemorative celebrations And engagement opportunities will occur throughout the year. A brief history of ACT's founding is included following the season titles. (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Selections from the Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation Exhibition on View thru 11/30 at Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Environmental Impact: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, an exhibition showcasing original art in various mediums inspired about our natural world, is on view at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University through November 30, 2014. (more...)

Andrés Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Season with the Houston Symphony to Open with Weekend Celebration, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The entire community is invited as the Houston Symphony welcomes its 15th music director, Andres Orozco-Estrada, for the start of his inaugural season with a weekend celebration of music. Launching his tenure in Houston with three nights of exciting programming, Andres will take the podium for performances on Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14. This milestone moment in the Symphony's history is not to be missed! (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for OUTCAST, Starring Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Directed by Nick Powell And written by James Dormer, OUTCAST is an upcoming American-Chinese action film starring Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen And Yifei Liu. Watch a new trailer for the film below! (more...)

ROCKIN' RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Comes to the Trust Performing Arts Center, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

ROCKIN' RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN is a tip of the hat to America's song writing duo with exciting new And contemporary arrangements of their classic songs. This theatrical concert-style cabaret experience will take place at the Trust Performing Arts Center (formerly the Lancaster Quilt Museum) for one day only, with a 3pm And 7pm performance on October 5. The Trust building is at 37 North Market Street in Lancaster City. A cast of the region's finest professional performers is lead by Director Daniel Stargel And Music Director Andy Roberts.' ' (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Open 29th Season with HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/2-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 29th season with the regional premiere of HAnds on a Hardbody, the thrilling, powerfully emotional new musical featuring a country-rock-pop score by Trey Anastasio (frontman for the rock bAnd Phish) And AmAnda Green (High Fidelity, Bring It On), And a script by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Doug Wright (Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife). The show, which features a full-size Nissan hardbody truck on stage alongside its cast of 15, plays September 2-21, 2014 And is directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy Classes Return Next Month; Register Today!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

'The second I stepped foot into the Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy last year, I knew it was going to change my life,' says Steffi Heim, a South Plainfield High School sophomore. Heim was one of 20 students selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Mason Gross Extension Division's Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Wily West's DROWNING KATE and UN-HINGED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

After a wildly successful sold-out summer Wily West continues their season in the fall. October 3-25 Wily West Productions will be presenting two world premiere plays in repertory at the Exit Theatre. The first, UN-HINGED, is from local playwright, Krista Knight, who has commissions And productions from all over the United States And is quickly gaining status as a writer of national caliber. On Friday Wily West will present DROWNING KATE by Morgan Ludlow - who most recently won the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Original Script for his play GORGEOUS HUSSY. The two plays will alternate every other Thursday, Friday And Saturday. Both plays run less than 90 minutes And will be directed by Wesley Cayabyab. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the shows! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Peninsula Players' BUTLER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Richard StrAnd's Civil War drama 'Butler' makes its Midwest Premiere tonight, August 20, at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater And Door County's theatrical icon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS, BADEN-BADEN 1927, 'YOU'RE WELCOME' and More Set for CCM's 2014-15 Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce details for its 2014-15 Studio Series of opera, musical theatre, drama And dance productions. (more...)

Jesse JP Johnson to Celebrate GINGER LOVE Release at The Bitter End, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

On September 8th, Jesse JP Johnson will celebrate the release of his new EP, 'Ginger Love' with a concert at The Bitter End. The 9:30pm concert will feature songs from the EP as well as additional original material And covers. Back ups by Ryah Nixon (BEACHES, 9 to 5) And Melody Davi (42nd STREET NAT TOUR, Head Trainer/Instructor- Body Conceptions by Mahri) And special guest performance by Alison Luff (GHOST, WICKED, MATILDA). (more...)

Peninsula Players' BUTLER to Host Speaker Joe Knaapen for Pre-Show Seminar, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of Richard StrAnd's Civil War drama 'Butler,' will host speaker Joe Knaapen Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the theater. Knaapen, a Civil War re-enactor, will discuss how the Civil War shaped the career of Door County's Edward S. Minor. Tickets to the performance are available; admission to the pre-show seminar is free. (more...)

Stage 773 Accepting Submissions for 2014 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival; Deadline 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Stage 773's Creative Director Brian Posen announced today that sketch comedy groups are now invited to apply for participation in the 14th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. The event, which will run January 8th through January 18th, 2015, celebrates the best in local, national, And international sketch comedy. Applications may be sent in until October 15 by visiting The lineup will be announced November 15, 2014. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's SWAN LAKE, Jan 9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's production of Swan Lake plays Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater for one performance only on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8:00PM! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Corey Cott and the Cast of NEWSIES Accept Ice Bucket Challenge from PIPPIN!
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2014

The national tour company of PIPPIN challenged the Broadway cast of NEWSIES to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, And the boys have taken them up on their dare. NEWSIES is now challenging Alan Cumming And the Broadway company of CABARET, the Broadway company of MATILDA, And James Iglehart And the cast of ALADDIN. Watch their submission below! (more...)

Spoiler: DOWNTON ABBEY Season 5 to Open with Death-Defying Stunt
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Action isn't usually what viewers are seeking when they tune into ITV's cult period drama DOWNTON ABBEY, but it's what they'll get in the Series 5 premiere, according to Vanity Fair And several UK TV news sites. (more...)

The School of Arts & Enterprise Announces New Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The School of Arts & Enterprise (The SAE) is pleased announce the appointment of Phil Miller as their first Executive Producer in their 11-year history. In this position, Miller will oversee all production, training And development for the school's artistic programming. In addition, he will oversee the Studio Theatre at Downtown Center, which has been newly renovated into a state of the art, intimate theatrical venue located in the heart of the historic Pomona Arts District. (more...)

KC Actors Theatre to Present HAMLET and 'ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN' in Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced the opening of the centerpiece of its 10th season: a rotating repertory of Shakespeare's Hamlet And Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz And Guildenstern are Dead. (more...)

MONDAY NIGHTS and BLOODY FAMILY Highlight 2014 Programming at The Theatre Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

To celebrate the first six months in their permanent home, The Theatre Centre today revealed 2014 programming highlights. Two productions developed in residency will animate the live arts hub And incubator: 6th Man Collective's immersive basketball experience, Monday Nights, And Philip McKee And Tanja Jacobs' interpretation of a classic Greek tragedy, Bloody Family. (more...)

Maria Park's COMPOSITION Exhibition to Open 9/11 at Margaret Thatcher Projects
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Margaret Thatcher Projects is pleased to present Composition, the gallery's third solo exhibition of works by American artist Maria Park. The exhibition runs September 11 through October 18, 2014, with an opening reception slated for Thursday, September 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. (more...)

Theatre Suburbia to Stage ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, 9/12-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Theatre Suburbia presents 'Always a Bridesmaid: A Houston Premier Comedy by Jones, Hope, And Wooten'. This Houston premiere is directed by Judith Mallernee And Susan O'Connor. (more...)

Desert Stages Theatre to Open 20th Anniversary Season with ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Desert Stages Theatre will kick off its 20th season in the valley with Alice In WonderlAnd, the classic children's story by Lewis Carroll. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Open 40th Season with THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones And Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the second-ever production of The Commons of Pensacola by AmAnda Peet, directed by Robin Witt. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from September 12 - October 19, 2014. The press performance is Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, And (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

BWW Review: 'A TENDER THING' Fizzles and Frustrates
by Catherine Kustanczy - Aug 20, 2014

Ben Power's 2009 play A Tender Thing is a creative re-imagining of Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet, with the two title characters as older figures in a lifelong relationship. Soulpepper Theatre Company's current production (on at the Young Centre through October 1st) features real-life couple Joseph Ziegler And Nancy Palk as the two star-crossed lovers. Though their performances are filled with warmth And knowing, they can't escape an essentially dreary production that pulls away the beauty of Shakespeare's language, even as it revels in some over-theatricalized decisions that mute the genuine emotion sitting at the heart of a less-than-perfect work. (more...)

FLYING TORTILLAS, JOHNMAN, JACK WISE and More Set for Scotiabank BuskerFest 2014, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood will welcome even more amazing entertainment - And a healthy dose of silliness - as Epilepsy Toronto, in partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, announces more new And returning acts at its signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. The 15th edition of Toronto's international street performers festival runs today, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Yonge Street corridor, from Queen to College Streets (which will be closed to traffic) And surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park, Yonge-Dundas Square And Gould Street). (more...)

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