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Based on the film All About Eve and the original story by Mary Orr.

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

Photo: Jessica Simpson Shares First Official Wedding Photo!
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Today, PEOPLE exclusively shares the couple's first official wedding photo (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS at The Patchogue Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 9, 2014

One thing is sure; Mary Poppins remains one of the most popular tales to this day. The iconic story's Tony Award winning musical adaptation is having its Long Island premier at the beautiful Patchogue Theatre running through July 19th. (more...)

Earl Carpenter Set for Limited Run as 'Javert' in Broadway's LES MISERABLES as Will Swenson Takes Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Acclaimed British actor Earl Carpenter will join Cameron Mackintosh's smash hit new production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables in the role of Javert beginning Tuesday, August 12 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

Pia Zadora Coming to the Metropolitan Room, 8/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Celebrated entertainer Pia Zadora is back and reloaded! In an exclusive five-show engagement at the Metropolitan Room running August 5 to 10, Zadora premieres 'Pia Reloaded,' a fresh look at her legendary career and the soundtrack of her life. Playing Tues to Thurs August 5, 6, 7 and Sat & Sun August 9 and 10 (all at 7pm, except Thurs Aug 7 at 9:30pm), 'Pia Reloaded' will head West for its West Coast premiere later in August. (more...)

Critics & Spectators Complain Of Overzealous Audiences For Martin Freeman At RICHARD III
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 7, 2014

A number of critics and some outspoken spectators have expressed their dissatisfaction with the perceivedly overzealous audiences being attracted to attend the current West End production of William Shakespeare's hallowed history play RICHARD III starring notable stage and screen star Martin Freeman. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICALS - IN CONCERT, St James Theatre, July 5 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jul 6, 2014

Gary Naylor takes a magnificently entertaining trip through the history of the British Musical, a show brimming with intelligence, wit and great tunes delivered with great skill and warmth. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stage Door's LEGALLY BLONDE Makes You Think Pink
by Katricia Lang - Jul 6, 2014

While I, and all of the other insanely giving and informed people, have always been aware that self-centeredness and shallow preoccupations are not traits of silly, frivolous women but of silly, frivolous people - LEGALLY BLONDE has convinced the world and looked fabulous doing it. What? Like it's hard. Well, it is hard. Duh. That's why it's impressive. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Continuing its 40th Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre's artistic director Jen Waldman will direct, Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, July 10 until July 26, 2014. This hilarious musical, based off of the 1960 movie, is cosmic fun for the whole family. With toe tapping tunes and a carnivorous alien planet, this show is sure to entertain. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 11 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, as they continue to celebrate their 40th Anniversary of the Mainstage Season. The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park. (more...)

BWW Review: A Clevelander's View of the Stratford Theater Festival - A Season of Being Pushed to the Edge
by Roy Berko - Jul 30, 2014

The Stratford Festival of Canada, whose present artistic director is Atoni Cimolino, started on July 13, 1953, when Sir Alec Guiness walked onto a stage located in a large tent and spoke the first lines of what has become the internationally-recognized celebration of theatre. Now housed in five theatres, offering plays and other entertainment from late April to November, Stratford is the largest repertoire theatre in North America. The offerings are not only the writings of Shakespeare, but a variety of classical and contemporary works, including musicals. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BOSTON BALLET Triumphs at the Close of Its 50th Anniversary Season During First Ever Visit to the Big Apple
by Sondra Forsyth - Jul 3, 2014

On June 27th 2014 at the Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center during The Boston Ballet's first ever engagement in New York City, the company proved to be better than the New York City Ballet at dancing Balanchine. I know I'm not alone in holding that opinion because I overheard several people seated near me express the same sentiment during the enthusiastic Applause for Symphony in Three Movements. The principals and soloists were superb, but the corps de ballet was the true star of the show. In particular, the follow-up movements that flowed flawlessly down a long diagonal line of dancers were mesmerizing. Mr. B, who helped bestow the Ford Foundation funding that allowed E. Virginia Williams to found the company in 1963, would surely have been proud. (more...)

Fences Unveils 'Arrows' Ft Macklemore and Produced by Ryan Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Elektra Records has announced the label debut from acclaimed singer/songwriter Fences. 'LESSER OCEANS' which includes the new single, 'Arrows' featuring Macklemore and produced by Ryan Lewis arrives everywhere on October 14th. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The Band Wagon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Todd Ellison. The Band Wagon will run for 12 performances, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. (more...)

President Obama Says 2013 National Medal of Arts Honorees 'Add Texture to Our Lives'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

President Barack Obama presented the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals this afternoon, July 28, 2014, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama was also in attendance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mediocre MARY POPPINS Lands at Theatre By the Sea
by Robert Barossi - Jul 28, 2014

When it comes to live theatre, there are many different ways to present it and at least two distinct camps. One is the minimalist, pared down production, often focused on story, dialogue, and character. The other is the big, highly technical spectacle filled with all sorts of theatrical magic tricks. With their current production of Mary Poppins, Theatre By the Sea has focused on the latter at the expense of the former, choosing gimmickry over truthful, enjoyable storytelling and characters. And unfortunately, that's only the beginning of the production's weak spots. (more...)

Sally Wiener Grotta Gives Sneak Peek of Her Upcoming Novel, 'The Winter Boy'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Neil LaBute's IN A DARK DARK HOUSE Built on a Solid Foundation in its Los Angeles Premiere at The Matrix Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Jul 28, 2014

Intense, riveting tale of two estranged brothers, and as expected with a Neil LaBute script, reveals the darker, deeper secrets of familial loves that maybe should have remained hidden. Yes, LaBute does go there. And how! (more...)

BWW Reviews: FLORRIE BAGEL Envelops Audience in Her Love Fest
by Lorna Mulvaney - Jul 28, 2014

Ms. Florrie Bagel of Bethesda, Maryland, recently back from her two-year national tour of Sister Act, performed a one-night-only cabaret at Signature Theatre on Friday, July 25, as part of their Sizzlin' Summer Nights series, and it didn't take long to realize that Florrie Bagel is somebody special. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New CW Series MASTERS OF ILLUSION, Premiering 8/1
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

With national and international performances now under his belt, Michael is set as one of the stars in the new CW series 'Masters of Illusion'. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Music Theatre Wichita
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jul 25, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita continues its impressive summer with another show stopper. Catch Me If You Can, directed by MTW's own Wayne Bryant, is a slick little number with a host of unforgettable performances. (more...)

LOVENESS, a New Play by Craig 'muMs' Grant, Comes to FringeNYC, 8/10-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Craig "muMs" Grant (actor, writer, poet and LAByrinth Theater Co. member) and V. Steinberg Productions, in association with The Present Company as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, present the World premiere of "muMs" second play LOVENESS: I WILL ONLY LOVE YOU ONCE, directed by Jill DeArmon (co-founder Developing Artists Theater Company, former Managing Director LAByrinth Theater Co.) at Fringe Venue #17 - The Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street, between West 3rd and Bleecker) in Manhattan. (more...)

Google Street View Allows Guests to Tour Dollywood, Dollywood's Splash Country Virtually
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Using the popular Street View technology, Google officials visited the park late last year to gather images and data. From Showstreet to Wilderness Pass, Google cameras traversed Dollywood capturing photos to use in Google Street View. To aid in the process, officials collected the imagery during a day when the park was closed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014: PEPE ROMERO AND YAMANDÚ COSTA WITH THE ADELAIDE ART ORCHESTRA
by Barry Lenny - Jul 23, 2014

Two big names came together in one concert as Briullianty Brazilian guitarist, Yamandu Costa, shared the bill with the great Spanish classical guitarist, Maestro Pepe Romero. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014: ANDREY LEBEDEV AND SYDNEY GUITAR TRIO WITH RORY O'DONOGHUE Goes From Sublime to Ridiculous
by Barry Lenny - Jul 22, 2014

Andrey Lebedev is one of the new faces at this year's Festival, and the Sydney Guitar Trio, brought a very different type of concert. (more...)

Fumio Osano On New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGER
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2014

A brand new stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON is set to premiere later this year in Tokyo and the managing editor of the franchise, Fumio Osano, opens up about the origins of the stage iteration as well as what we can expect from the new stage musical as part of a new interview. (more...)

Adelaide International Guitar Festival Hits the Right Note with Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Winter may have kicked in but the action was smoking hot at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival over the weekend. The biennial Adelaide International Guitar Festival has again struck a chord with audiences who flocked to the Adelaide Festival Centre over the past four days to celebrate the world's most popular instrument. Audiences soaked up the eclectic mix of more than 300 artists who strummed, plucked and picked their way through a long weekend of pure guitar entertainment. (more...)

BWW Reports: The Bolshoi's SWAN LAKE
by Barnett Serchuk - Jul 21, 2014

Svetlana and Tatiana, two mature women originally from the Soviet Union, recently attended the July 16th performance of the Bolshoi's Swan Lake. I happened to overhear their conversation on the IRT going downtown. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IMPOSSIBLE OCCURRENCES - It's Simply Magic
by Brett Considine - Jul 21, 2014

Imagine a magic show where there are no magic wands. No top hats. No smoke and mirrors. No rabbits in hats. This is a seemingly Impossible Occurrence for any magic act that your mind may have conjured up. However, as you will discover when you go and see Impossible Occurrences, Luke Hocking is no stereotypical magician. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS Opens to Much Applause in Melbourne
by Brett Considine - Jul 21, 2014

The Production Company aims to showcase great shows performed by exceptional Australian talent. Their current offering of Guys and Dolls - the musical fable of Broadway - fulfils this aim. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Laughter Abounds in NOISES OFF at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jul 21, 2014

Even with some flaws in the production, the mirth never stops in NOISES OFF. It's marvelous fun. (more...)

90-Year-Olds Set World Record for Relay
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

History was made, champions were crowned and more records were broken on the fourth and final day of USATF Masters Outdoor Championships at Kentner Stadium on the campus of Wake Forest University, on Sunday, July 20. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Schmeater's ATTACK OF THE KILLER MURDER OF ... DEATH Slays
by Jay Irwin - Jul 20, 2014

Scream queens, atomic monsters and aliens abound. And that's even before the murder in Theatre Schmeater's first full production in their new space, "Attack of the Killer Murder of … Death". B grade movies haven't been this much fun since Mystery Science Theater 3000 as director and author Wayne Rawley has concocted a behind the scenes look of a 50's B movie set where the aging diva of the film is suddenly MURDERED!!! (DUN DUN DUUUUN!) (more...)

Ed Sheeran's New Album 'X' Enters Billboard 200 at #1!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

“x,” the acclaimed new album from Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran, has made a spectacular chart debut, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1. (more...)

Review Roundup: Monty Python at the O2
by Review Roundups - Jul 2, 2014

Monty Python Live (mostly) opened on stage at the London O2 Arena for 10 memorable nights in July. This reunion promises to be the biggest live event of the year and their final show, 'The Last Night of the Pythons' will be broadcast live into more than 450 cinemas in the UK, and into 1500 cinemas worldwide. (more...)

Warner/Chappell Music to Administer Entire Works of Broadway Composer Charles Strouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Warner/Chappell Music today announced that it has signed a worldwide Publishing agreement to administer Strouse's entire body of work. (more...)

THE PICTURE (OF DORIAN GRAY) Set for FringeNYC, 8/12-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Gravity Partners in association with the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC presents The Picture (of Dorian Gray), a new play adapted from the Oscar Wilde classic by Neal Utterback with original music by Gabriel Gould. Neal Utterback will direct a cast of five, including Jessica Denison, Andrew Kilpatrick, Jamison Monella, Alyssa Newberg, and Phil Oberholzer. Six performances will be staged from August 12-24, 2014 at Venue #18: The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street (between West 3rd Street & Minetta) in NYC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Breaks Box Office Records at Broadway San Jose - Playing Now thru July 20!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 17, 2014

When you hear the term The Four Seasons and you think of 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Oh, What a Night,' and 'Walk Like a Man' instead of snow, leaves, rain or sunshine, then the hit musical Jersey Boys is a must see! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) in association with The Pasadena Playhouse, presents a production for kids and their families -- PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Ariana Grande, Katy Perry & More Set for 'NOW That's What I Call Music!' Vol. 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, is proud to announce all of the major hits selected for NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 51 (more...)

Tony Prophet: WPC 2014 Keynote
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Windows Marketing Tony Prophet. (more...)

Phil Sorgen: WPC 2014 Keynote Day 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back Phil Sorgen. (Applause.) (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIXIE SWIM CLUB Plays to Oyster Mill's Strengths
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 15, 2014

When five former swimmers spend their summer vacation together at the beach every year, anything can -- and does -- happen. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kristin Chenoweth Wows London in a One-Night-Only Concert
by Iris Moebius - Jul 15, 2014

It had been three years in the making when Kristin Chenoweth took the stage at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday for her one night only concert. She was welcomed by thunderous Applause, was visibly moved and happy to be there. Over the next 2 hours she took us on a journey through different musical genres, including musical theatre, country, gospel and pop. Miss Chenoweth wowed the audience with her versatility and the effortlessness with which she moved through this eclectic program, but also with the raw emotion palpable in each song. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ocean State Theatre Company Rolls the Dice on GUYS AND DOLLS
by Veronica Bruscini - Jul 13, 2014

Ocean State Theatre's production of GUYS AND DOLLS is sure to be a summertime hit for the Company. This staging has a solid foundation in the well-known tunes and colorful characters of Frank Loesser's Tony-Award-winning musical, and OSTC builds from there with a talented cast, sharp choreography, and smartly-designed scenery. (more...)

APRIL'S FOOL to Play FringeNYC, 8/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

New York Hamlet Productions has announced the world premiere of April's Fool, a new play by Kelly McAllister, directed by Bronwen Carson. Performances will take place at The Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th St on SAT 8/9 4:15 - 6:15, SUN 8/17 6:30 - 8:30, WED 8/20 2:00 - 4:00, FRI 8/22 9:30 - 11:30 and SUN 8/24 NOON - 2:00 (more...)

Cisco and TO2015 Unveil Cisco TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

TORONTO, ON - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)  The Cisco® TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock a unique made-in-Canada technological innovation unveiled today in Nathan Phillips Square will connect the Games and fans unlike any countdown clock before. (more...)

FAC's Youth Repertory Ensemble to Present APPLAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The FAC's Youth Repertory Ensemble, currently in its 15th season, is a 5-week conservatory training program for aspiring theatre performers, designers and technicians ages 14 to 18 - the only program of its kind in Colorado. The culmination of their work will take the form of a production of the knock-your-socks-off musical, Applause. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHADOWLAND Is a Magical Journey to a World Beyond Sleep
by Barry Lenny - Jul 10, 2014

The only adequate description for this production is that it is a masterpiece. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater's Gorgeous New Production of MY FAIR LADY is a Musical with Style and Substance
by Jill Schafer - Jul 10, 2014

There's a reason My Fair Lady is one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Not only does it feature a bunch of wonderful songs by Lerner and Loewe that have become classics, but it's based on the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion that deals with issues of class, gender, societal expectations, and the intersection of wealth and power. It's a musical that has style and substance. The Guthrie's gorgeous new production does well by this classic. The show is perfectly cast, the familiar music sounds great, the choreography is fantastic, and the sets and costumes are luscious. This hugely entertaining show is definitely a must-see summer blockbuster musical. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE 2014: GIRL ON THE DRINK: THE LAGER CONTINUES Leads Adelaide Into Exciting New Wave Cabaret
by Barry Lenny - Jul 1, 2014

Annie Siegmann is emerging as an innovative and pioneering force on the Adelaide cabaret scene, and it will be no surprise if we soon lose her to London or New York. (more...)

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