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Based on "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray; "Little Orphan Annie" used by permission of Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate, Inc.

Leapin’ lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan, the funniest villain this side of a Disney cartoon. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil schemes, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.


Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present Let There Be Light: The Films of John HustonFilm Society of Lincoln Center to Present Let There Be Light: The Films of John Huston
by Movies News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present Let There Be Light: The Films of John Huston, December 19 - January 11, (more...)

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala - Part OnePhoto Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala - Part One
by Walter McBride - Oct 31, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, earlier this week on October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brooke Shields Visits HERE LIES LOVEPhoto Flash: Brooke Shields Visits HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Brooke Shields attended HERE LIES LOVE at the Pubilc Theater last night, where she went down to the dressing rooms after the show to visit the cast. Brooke related stories of when she, as a young girl of 16, was invited to open the Philippines Film Festival and spent a weekend with Imelda Marcos in Manila. The disco musical hit is running through January 4th before embarking on a world tour and the current stars are Jaygee Macapugay as Imelda, Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala - Part TwoPhoto Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Oct 31, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, earlier this week on October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE REAL THING's Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside THE REAL THING's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Oct 31, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts;Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Sam Gold directs the cast of seven, which also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie,' Ronan Raftery as 'Billy' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' The Real Thing officially opened last night, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement thru January 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 25-31THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 25-31
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 31, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the first preview of SIDE SHOW, Jeremy Jordan at 54 Below, the opening nights of THE REAL THING and THE LAST SHIP, and more! (more...)

TINTYPES Begins 11/7 at Theatre MemphisTINTYPES Begins 11/7 at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Tintypes, a timeless musical romp set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset of World War I, is a musical journey takes the audience through an exciting and tumultuous period of American history. The rousing score features songs by George M. Cohen, John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, among others. A wonderful blend of songs ... patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular... brings to life the Great American Songbook. Tintypes will have two performance runs, November 7 - 22, 2014 and January 8 - 18, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for THE REAL THING with Rosie O'Donnell, Peter Gallagher & More!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for THE REAL THING with Rosie O'Donnell, Peter Gallagher & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts;Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Sam Gold directs the cast of seven, which also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie,' Ronan Raftery as 'Billy' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' The Real Thing officially opened last night, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement thru January 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the night's celebrity guests before the curtain went up. Check out interviews with Rosie O'Donnell, Peter Gallagher, Laura Osnes and more below! (more...)

Mendocino Theatre Company to Present CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATIONMendocino Theatre Company to Present CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Opening November 6th, The Mendocino Theatre Company is proud to present Circle Mirror Transformation, a subtle and touching new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winning Playwright Annie Baker. The innovative and fresh new work is directed by accomplished theatre, dance, and movement expert, Ann Woodhead. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony to Participate in MUSIC ALIVE: NEW PARTNERSHIPSThe Richmond Symphony to Participate in MUSIC ALIVE: NEW PARTNERSHIPS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Twelve orchestras and composers have been selected to receive Music Alive: New Partnerships grants of $7,500 each, the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA announced today. Matching composers and orchestras who have not previously worked together, the program will support a series of one-week residencies between 2014 and 2016, each culminating in the performance of an orchestral work from the composer's catalog. Orchestras with operating budgets of approximately $7 million and below were eligible to apply. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Stoppard's THE REAL THING Sings Its Heart OutBWW Reviews: Stoppard's THE REAL THING Sings Its Heart Out
by Michael Dale - Oct 31, 2014

Sam Gold's revival of Tom Stoppard's marriage drama gets a jukebox touch. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal & THE REAL THING Cast Take Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal & THE REAL THING Cast Take Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Oct 31, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Sam Gold directs the cast of seven, which also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie,' Ronan Raftery as 'Billy' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' The Real Thing officially opened last night, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement thru January 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage:  Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal & More Celebrate Opening Night of THE REAL THINGPhoto Coverage: Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal & More Celebrate Opening Night of THE REAL THING
by Walter McBride - Oct 31, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Sam Gold directs the cast of seven, which also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie,' Ronan Raftery as 'Billy' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' The Real Thing officially opened last night, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement thru January 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from inside the after party below! (more...)

Citi Performing Arts Center to Offer ASL Performance of ANNIE, 11/13Citi Performing Arts Center to Offer ASL Performance of ANNIE, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment will present an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performance for the Deaf and hard of hearing of the hit musical Annie, on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 pm at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in Boston. (more...)

KC Rep Welcomes New Artistic StaffKC Rep Welcomes New Artistic Staff
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen today announced additions to KC Rep's artistic staff. Jason Chanos has been hired as the new Associate Artistic Director and Marissa Wolf in the newly created position as Director of New Work/Artistic Associate. Chanos will begin January 5, 2015 and Wolf will begin December 10, 2014. (more...)

Annie Hartzog Clayton Releases THE WAR OF MATRIMONYAnnie Hartzog Clayton Releases THE WAR OF MATRIMONY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

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The Adobe Theater to Present FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS, 12/5-28The Adobe Theater to Present FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS, 12/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

What happens when Broadway's greatest musical legends meet Broadway's greatest satirist? Absolute hilarity! FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS, created and written by Gerard Alessandrini, is a funny, loving, tongue in cheek, and tremendously entertaining tribute to some of the theater's greatest stars and songwriters. (more...)

Real or Not Real? Meet the Full Cast of THE REAL THING, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Real or Not Real? Meet the Full Cast of THE REAL THING, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 30, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' The Real Thing officially opens tonight, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

James Moye, Kate Fahrner, Heidi Blickenstaff & More to Star in ELF at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!James Moye, Kate Fahrner, Heidi Blickenstaff & More to Star in ELF at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its holiday musical, Elf. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf will be directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. (more...)

THIS WONDERFUL LIFE, GIFT OF THE MAGI and More Set for Performance Network This NovemberTHIS WONDERFUL LIFE, GIFT OF THE MAGI and More Set for Performance Network This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

November is a busy month at Performance Network. The Late Night Friday series gets underway with two Open Stage nights on November 14 and 21 followed by the start of both holiday productions­ "This Wonderful Life" begins November 25 (Opening Night is November 26) and the world premiere of "Gift of the Magi" begins November 28 (Opening Night is November 29). (more...)

Martin Charnin to Premiere New Revue AND THE TONY AWARD GOES TO... at Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts, 11/7-8Martin Charnin to Premiere New Revue AND THE TONY AWARD GOES TO... at Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts, 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The global premiere of a new show from the Tony Award-winning creator of Annie will soon make its debut-not in New York City, but in Westchester. Tony-winner Martin Charnin is bringing a new musical revue to the Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Mamaroneck, NY. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Human Race Theatre Company's MAME, Beginning TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Human Race Theatre Company's MAME, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Human Race Theatre Company continues its winning streak of re-imaging large-scale musicals with the Broadway hit Mame. Producing Artistic Director Kevin Moore takes on directing duties and looks to catch the same magic that made recent small-scale productions of Oliver! and Fiddler on the Roof such outstanding successes in the 212-seat Loft Theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE REAL THING Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE REAL THING Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 30, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Sam Gold directs the cast of seven, which also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie,' Ronan Raftery as 'Billy' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' The Real Thing officially opens tonight, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Patti LuPone to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of New Haven's Shubert Theatre in DecemberPatti LuPone to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of New Haven's Shubert Theatre in December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Multiple Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of New Haven's Shubert Theatre with an exclusive concert engagement on December 11, 2014 at 7:30pm - a century to the day when the theatre opened! (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Stage Alaskan Premiere of CHICAGO, 11/7-12/7Perseverance Theatre to Stage Alaskan Premiere of CHICAGO, 11/7-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Perseverance Theatre (PT) presents the smash hit Chicago with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. Chicago is based off of the Maurin Dallas Watkins play, Chicago. Chicago runs on the Perseverance Theatre Mainstage November 7 - December 7, 2014. (more...)

THE REAL THING, Starring Ewan McGregor & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Opens Tonight on BroadwayTHE REAL THING, Starring Ewan McGregor & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Sam Gold directs the cast of seven, which also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie,' Ronan Raftery as 'Billy' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' The Real Thing officially opens tonight, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement thru January 4, 2015. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Boston Opera House on Sale 11/9Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Boston Opera House on Sale 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway In Boston have announced that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale to the public Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 10AM. Performances at the Boston Opera House, January 27 through February 15, 2015. (more...)

Cast & Creative Team Set fro A CHRISTMAS STORY at The OrdwayCast & Creative Team Set fro A CHRISTMAS STORY at The Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present its 2014 holiday show, A Christmas Story, the Musical. The Ordway-produced musical comedy will run Nov. 29-Dec. 28, 2014, for a total of 36 performances. Tickets are available now and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

ELF National Tour Coming to Mesa Arts Center, 12/2-3ELF National Tour Coming to Mesa Arts Center, 12/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The 2014-15 Broadway on Center Series, presented at Mesa Arts Center in partnership with WestCoast Entertainment, brings National Touring Broadway production Elf the Musical, a hilarious Christmas favorite based on the 2003 New Line Cinema movie hit, to Mesa arts Center for performances on Tuesday, Dec. 2 and Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, mesaartscenter.com or by calling 480-644-6500. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jeff Biehl & More Set for Labyrinth Theater Company's Fall BARN SERIES; Spring Session SetDaphne Rubin-Vega, Jeff Biehl & More Set for Labyrinth Theater Company's Fall BARN SERIES; Spring Session Set
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, has announced that this season, there will be not one, but two chances for audiences to discover exciting new work at their earliest stages in the annual Barn Series readings. There will be a Fall Barn Series in November and Spring Barn Series in 2015 held at the Bank Street Theater in Manhattan's West Village (155 Bank Street). (more...)

THE REAL THING, Starring Ewan McGregor & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Opens on Broadway TomorrowTHE REAL THING, Starring Ewan McGregor & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Opens on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as "Henry" and Maggie Gyllenhaal as "Annie" in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as "Charlotte" and Josh Hamilton as "Max." Sam Gold directs the cast of seven, which also includes Alex Breaux as "Brodie," Ronan Raftery as "Billy" and Madeline Weinstein as "Debbie." The Real Thing officially opens tomorrow, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement thru January 4, 2015. (more...)

BWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Tech Week!BWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Tech Week!
by Guest Blogger: Molly Garner - Oct 29, 2014

This week we move into the gorgeous Carpenter Center at Cal State Long Beach and begin the arduous process of tech. We made so much magic in the old studio-- as well as a lot of mistakes! Here are some shots of the final days of rehearsal. Photo credit to our dance captain Ricky Bulda. (more...)

Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert & More Lead MCC Theater's PUNK ROCK, Beginning TonightDouglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert & More Lead MCC Theater's PUNK ROCK, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

MCC Theater welcomes film and TV star Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Lortel Award winner Annie Funke, Five-time Obie winner David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen, and Noah Robbins, to star in the New York premiere of Punk Rock, a new play by Simon Stephens and directed by Trip Cullman. Performances for Punk Rock begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) tonight, October 29, 2014. An official opening is set for November 17, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through December 7, 2014. (more...)

Atlantic Theater to Kick Off 'Amplified' Series with Max Posner's GUN LOGISTICS, 11/4Atlantic Theater to Kick Off 'Amplified' Series with Max Posner's GUN LOGISTICS, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company will kick off its new reading series, AMPLIFIED, with Max Posner's Gun Logistics on Tuesday, November 4th at 2pm at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street), directed by Oliver Butler and featuring actors Paul Thureen and Birgit Huppuch. (more...)

THE REAL THING Launches Desert Island Disc Challenge; Submit Before 11/2!THE REAL THING Launches Desert Island Disc Challenge; Submit Before 11/2!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

In Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, playwright Henry (Ewan McGregor) struggles to name the songs he'd take if he were stranded on a desert island. Should he admit to his guiltiest pop pleasures, or stick to more conventional choices? (more...)

NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, BIKINIS, CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE and More Set for Fox Valley Rep's 2015 SeasonNO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, BIKINIS, CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE and More Set for Fox Valley Rep's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

?Fox Valley Rep, in residence at Pheasant Run Resort, announces their calendar-year 2015 season of nostalgic toe-tapping Off-Broadway musicals and modern award-winning comedies, including the Off-Broadway musical thriller, No Way To Treat a Lady, the award-winning farce, Unnecessary Farce, followed by the fun 1960's music revue, The Bikinis, then to the romantic comedy, Maybe Baby It's You, to a holiday music revue, A Christmas Survival Guide. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Carol Kane Talks OFFER AND COMPROMISE, GOTHAM, and More!BWW Interviews: Carol Kane Talks OFFER AND COMPROMISE, GOTHAM, and More!
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 29, 2014

The legendary performer talks about her upcoming film, OFFER AND COMPROMISE, and about her current television roles, as well as the delight of villainy in WICKED (more...)

Corbin Bleu & Colleen Zenk to Star in Human Race Theatre Company's World Premiere of FAMILY SHOTSCorbin Bleu & Colleen Zenk to Star in Human Race Theatre Company's World Premiere of FAMILY SHOTS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The production runs January 22 - February 8, 2015 and is to be directed by The Human Race's producing artistic director, Kevin Moore. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson and Sutton Foster Set for Seth Rudetsky's 2015 Series at Parker PlayhouseAudra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson and Sutton Foster Set for Seth Rudetsky's 2015 Series at Parker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Concert Series at the Parker Playhouse produced by Mark Cortale will welcome Audra McDonald -- the historic six-time Tony winner and star of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, and Master Class as well as TV's Private Practice, on January 8, 2015; followed by Cheyenne Jackson -- star of TV's 30 Rock and Glee and Broadway's Damn Yankees and Xanadu on February 14; and Sutton Foster -- two-time Tony winner for Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie and star of ABC's Bunheads and the new TV Land series Younger debuting on March 20. Each concert will feature Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. What differentiates the series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars -- prompted by the encyclopedic-minded Rudetsky's probing, funny, revealing questions -- and their stellar singing of Broadway show tunes. (more...)

Fall Festival of Shakespeare Performances Begin Next MonthFall Festival of Shakespeare Performances Begin Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Fall Festival of Shakespeare performances begin next month. Hundreds of teenagers will take to the stage for the culmination of the nationally recognized program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists in ten local and regional schools, where they lead students in a nine-week exploration of a Shakespeare play. The program's finale includes a series of performances, first at each school, and then at Shakespeare & Company, in the Tina Packer Playhouse. Built on the transformative power of Shakespeare's language and stories, the Fall Festival engages students in a personally meaningful, educationally rigorous and dramatically compelling experience of classical theatre. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Is A 'DRAG' For Halloween This WeekBROADWAY SESSIONS Is A 'DRAG' For Halloween This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

This Thursday, October 30th, Broadway Sessions is a DRAG- A Hallo-Queen Hootenanny. Featuring Broadway and Musical Theater gentlemen taking the stage as their glamorous female alter ego's. (more...)

Dukes of Hazzard, Justin Vivian Bond, Our Lady J and More Set for Joe's Pub's 2014 Holiday LineupDukes of Hazzard, Justin Vivian Bond, Our Lady J and More Set for Joe's Pub's 2014 Holiday Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its holiday lineup for December 2014. Details below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside 2014 Dramatists Guild Fund Gala, Hosted by Andrew Lippa and Featuring Christine Ebersole, Kate Baldwin & MorePhoto Coverage: Inside 2014 Dramatists Guild Fund Gala, Hosted by Andrew Lippa and Featuring Christine Ebersole, Kate Baldwin & More
by Walter McBride - Oct 28, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, last night, Monday, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for theD ramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VISIBLE LANGUAGE from WSC Avant Bard & Gallaudet UniversityBWW Reviews: VISIBLE LANGUAGE from WSC Avant Bard & Gallaudet University
by Ellen Burns - Oct 28, 2014

Collaboration is on full view in this production that touches on DC history, the deaf community in particular, and the importance of communication in general. Theater company WSC Avant Bard, has worked with the theater community at DC's vaunted university for the deaf and deaf studies, Gallaudet University, to create a work of musical theater in which deaf and hearing actors and creative artists come together to tell a very personal story. A story, as it turns out, that is both historically true-to-life and theatrically interesting. Alexander Graham Bell, Edward Miner Gallaudet, Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, and, most importantly, deaf students of the time, all converge in the Washington of the late 1800s in a personal, professional and political dialogue about communication, assimilation, education and self respect. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Algonquin Arts TheatreBWW Reviews: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Algonquin Arts Theatre
by Michael T. Mooney - Oct 28, 2014

Long after the curtain rings down on the Algonquin's near-perfect production two names will stick in your mind: Irving Berlin (natur'lly) and Carter Calvert, the Broadway star who brings Annie Oakley vividly to life on the Manasquan stage. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jaston Williams Talks MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CARBWW Interviews: Jaston Williams Talks MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR
by David Clarke - Oct 28, 2014

Texas stage legend, Jaston Williams, is heading back to Galveston's The Grand 1894 Opera House. This time around he is bringing his newest play, MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR, to tickle our ribs. Gearing up for the production, Jaston Williams talks to me about why you should see MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR. (more...)

Cheetah Mobile Inc. to Announce Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on November 10, 2014Cheetah Mobile Inc. to Announce Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on November 10, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

BEIJING, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) ('Cheetah Mobile' or the 'Company'), a leading mobile internet company, today announced that it plans to release its third quarter 2014 financial results on Monday, November 10, 2014 before market opens. The Company will hold a conference call on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 8:00 am Eastern Time or 9:00 pm Beijing Time to discuss the financial results. Listeners may access the call by dialing the following numbers: (more...)

Photo Flash: MOTOWN National Tour Celebrates Opening in Detroit!Photo Flash: MOTOWN National Tour Celebrates Opening in Detroit!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The long-anticipated Detroit engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opened last Wednesday, October 22 at The Fisher Theatre - check out photos below! (more...)

But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Tuesday, October 28th: Get Your Freak On with HALLOWEEN FRIGHT FIGHTBut, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Tuesday, October 28th: Get Your Freak On with HALLOWEEN FRIGHT FIGHT
by BWW Staff - Oct 28, 2014

8:00 PM: THE GREAT HALLOWEEN FRIGHT NIGHT | ABC 9:00 PM: MARRY ME | ABC 10:00 PM: THE PEOPLE'S COUCH | Bravo Click for more picks! (more...)

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks Making Broadway Debut in THE REAL THING on 'Tonight'VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks Making Broadway Debut in THE REAL THING on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy and Charles Barkley face-off against Ewan McGregor and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy in a game of charades. Later, Jimmy chats with Ewan McGregor about making his Broadway debut play, (more...)

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