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Gunston Arts Center - Theatre Two (Arlington, VA, )
2700 South Lang Street
Arlington, VA,
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Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

The anachronistic show explores the lives of the nine presidential assassins and would-be assassins, weaving together fictional scenes where the characters interact among each other with real-life events.


Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 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...)

Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh to Star in Stratford's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Opening 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

With a string of hit musicals to his credit at Stratford, including 42nd Street, Camelot, Evita and West Side Story, director Gary Griffin returns to the classics in his fifth Festival season with Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh, the tragic drama begins previews on Sunday, August 3, at Stratford's Tom Patterson Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, August 14. (more...)

Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows by Andrew Cratsley slated for release in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

CONCORD, N.C., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows by Andrew Cratsley will be released on September 1. An inventive and intriguing work of fantasy, Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows will be published in trade paper and eBook editions. (more...)

BWW Recap: TEEN WOLF Teaches 'Don't Hate the Beta, Hate the Game'
by Jennifer McHugh - Jul 30, 2014

That was a LOT of information in this week's episode of 'Teen Wolf.' This show can never be accused of having slow episodes, my goodness. (more...)

Marc Kudisch & More Join Cast of UMC's UNSUNG BOB MERRILL at 54 Below, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present Unsung Bob Merrill hosted by three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Assassins, Millie). Created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), the intimate evening will play 54 Below on Tuesday, August 5 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Extends Through August at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. By popular demand, it will now play through Sunday, August 17. Tickets for the extension will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 29 at noon. (more...)

BWW Recaps: It's Been a Hard Day's Bite; Catching up on MTV's TEEN WOLF
by Jennifer McHugh - Jul 28, 2014

Tonight on MTV, we'll be halfway through the first half of Season 4. Where DOES the time go? So what has our favorite Beacon Hills High supernatural gang been up to thus far? (more...)

VIDEO: THE WALKING DEAD's Tony Moore and Rob Zombie Release Trailer for ASSASSIN'S CREED UNITY
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2014

Yesterday at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Ubisoft® debuted a new animated short about the French Revolution and inspired by the upcoming video game Assassin's Creed Unity created by the unlikely duo of famed musician and master of horror Rob Zombie and artist Tony Moore, co-creator of The Walking Dead. Scroll down to watch the video! (more...)

VIDEO: TEEN WOLF Battles Hired Assassins in Mid-Season Trailer
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

As part of the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel, 'Teen Wolf' released an exciting mid-season trailer. In the next episode of 'Teen Wolf,' airing on Monday, July 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, a dangerous enemy forces Scott to help him while Derek and Malia track down an old ally. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Beth Malone, John Cudia and More in Highlights of SOUTH PACIFIC at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2014

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22 - 27. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, John Cudia and More in SOUTH PACIFIC at California Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22 - 27. Check out a first look below! (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Gloria Drayer with Yoga for Grief, David Ryan and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes many events, such as Gloria Drayer with Yoga for Grief, David Ryan with The Gentle Art of Wandering, and Jennifer Jacobson reading Tarot cards. There are also events for children like the Harry Potter Book Club. For more information visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

Audra McDonald Breaks Billboard Records with LADY DAY Album!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

PS Classics' Original Broadway Cast Recording of Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill topped four of the Billboard Charts in its first week of release: #1 in Cast Albums, #1 in Jazz, #1 in Traditional Jazz and #1 in Heatseekers. According to Billboard, the album is McDonald's highest-charting solo release ever. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Announces Cast Changes - Liam Tamne, John Ellis, Alicia Beck and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

There will be a number of key cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT Set for City Lights Theater, 7/24-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

King Arthur and the Knights Who Say 'Ni.' Lancelot and a killer rabbit. The Lady of the Lake and her own troupe of Laker Girls. They're all jousting their way onto the stage for City Lights Theater Company's big summer musical, Monty Python's SPAMALOT. Directed by Jeffrey Bracco, SPAMALOT runs July 24 through August 31 at 529 S. Second St. in San Jose. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Neil Patrick Harris Stars in New Campaign for Heineken Light
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Heineken Light recently announced the launch of its 'Best Tasting Light' campaign featuring Emmy and Tony award winner and host, Neil Patrick Harris. (more...)

First Look At Andrew Rannells In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

A first look at Broadway leading man and multi-media crossover star Andrew Rannells in the gender-bending title role of multi-Tony Award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH is now available to view. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/18- ASSASSINS
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2014

Today in 2004, Assassins opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 101 performances. Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or otherwise) to assassinate Presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted.The musical first opened Off-Broadway in 1990, and the 2004 Broadway production won five Tony Awards. (more...)

Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE online and in stores August 5. (more...)

HEDWIG's Neil Patrick Harris Wants to Appear on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris wants to be a freak! So much so that he penned AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW creator Ryan Murphy a letter asking to join the new season of the FX series, but Murphy never responded. (more...)

SSMT's MARY POPPINS to Open 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) hosts the regional premiere of the practically perfect musical Mary Poppins, opening July 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 9 - West End Casts Support THE PHILIPPINE DREAM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's photos come from the casts of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, ALADDIN, NEWSIES, THE FANTASTICKS, ROCKY, and BOOK OF MORMON, MAMMA MIA!, LES MISERABLES, THE LION KING, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, BILLY ELLIOT and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS in the West End! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ONCE!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several 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 ONCE below! (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

BWW Recaps: Weapons of Class Destruction on New TEEN WOLF
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 5, 2014

Greetings Cyclones Fans! We are back at Beacon Hills High for another attack by the Benefactor and his Minions but before we jump into a contagion, let's look back and what we were left with last week. Derek and Malia and just discovered a big bunch of dead wolves in the woods, Meredith 'killed herself' (not convinced), D-E-R-E-K unlocked the final code for the kill list and the most unsettling teaming since Rachel and Joey, Kate and Peter have formed a truce of sorts so she can learn control and he can gain power. Flawless plan as always, Peter. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

Mike Scott & The Waterboys Biography STRANGE BOAT Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Much to the excitement of Mike Scott & The Waterboys fans worldwide, 'Strange Boat', the definitive biography written by Ian Abrahams, is now available on Gonzo MultiMedia! 'Strange Boat' charts the twisting and meandering journey of Mike Scott, describing the literary and spiritual references that inform his songwriting and exploring the multitude of locations and cultures in which The Waterboys have assembled and reflected in their recordings. (more...)

Judy Kaye, James Snyder & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY to Begin Epic Theatre's 2014 Season, 9/5-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Epic Theatre Company begins its 2014-2015 with Jeffrey Hatcher's witty, lush, and fascinating look at the most famous actor to ever play female roles in Shakespeare's plays, and what happened when actual women were allowed to take his place. COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY, directed by Jill D. Jones, will run at Theatre 82 in Cranston, RI, from September 5 through September 13, 2014. (more...)

BWW Recaps: TEEN WOLF Hey, Mr. D.J., Stop Playing That Song!
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 19, 2014

Remember last week when Scott faked his death so we could figure out who the Benefactor was? Remember when we were all convinced that Lydia's grandmother was the Benefactor? In all honesty, could we have BEEN more wrong? Is your jaw still dropped or is it just mine? Okay so if THAT didn't deserve a WTF, I don't know what does. That felt more like a finale than a regular episode. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Takes Final Bows in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

Tony Award winning star Neil Patrick Harris played his final show in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, last night, August 17. Former BOOK OF MORMON star Andrew Rannells will step into Hedwig's stilettos on August 20. Below, check out video footage from Neil's final, thunderous curtain call! (more...)

James Barbour, Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger, Mamie Parris and More Star in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Ogunquit - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Get ready for a wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Shares Backstage Video From His Final HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 18, 2014

The Broadway production of raucous rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH starring stage and screen notable Neil Patrick Harris said goodbye to its Tony Award-winning leading man this weekend and a new backstage video depicting the elaborate preparation process of putting Harris into Hedwig's stilettos and titular wig is now available to view. (more...)

M.L. Smith Releases FADED LORE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Morganton, NC (more...)

'Assassin' Author Announces Book Events and Signings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

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Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several 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 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Stuns as HEDWIG for the Last Time on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Tony Award winning star Neil Patrick Harris will play his final show in the new production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, today, August 17. Former BOOK OF MORMON star Andrew Rannells will step into Hedwig's stilletos on August 20. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

After a national search, Playwrights Horizons announced today the appointment of Kyle Sircus as the institution's new Director of Marketing. Beginning Monday, September 22, Mr. Sircus will join the acclaimed theater company direct from Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, CA, where he currently serves as Marketing Manager, a position created especially for him in July 2012. Mr. Sircus will lead the theater company's seven-person Marketing Department. (more...)

Lucy Hale to Host; Charli XCX & 5th Harmony to Perform on MTV VMA RED CARPET Show
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

MTV today announced that rising country singer and actress Lucy Hale will host the hour-long 2014 "MTV VMA Red Carpet" pre-show LIVE alongside MTV's own Sway and Christina Garibaldi on Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley to Star in Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Revival at Paper Mill; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

Photo Flash: - Neil Patrick Harris Talks HEDWIG & More in September Glamour
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris appears in Glamour magazine's September issue and shares his reflections on the experience of starring in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (more...)

BWW Recaps: TEEN WOLF Eternal Sunshine of the Scott-less Mind
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 12, 2014

After last week's 'filler' episode, we are jumping right back into action in Beacon Hills this week. Picking up from the traumatizing PSAT's and the chemistry teacher's attempted assassinations (I never liked science class), Stiles was abandoned by Malia who discovered everyone knew Peter was her Dad, except Malia. But this week had bigger bombshells to drop...like the identity of The BENEFACTOR...I think? And if so, I couldn't have been more wrong about who i thought the Benefactor was if I tried. Who guessed it? Be honest... (more...)

MDC Partner Network Augments Support of Partner Agencies with Addition of Lori Senecal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Miles S. Nadal, Chairman, President and CEO of MDC Partners Inc.(MDCA; TSX: MDZ.A), announced today thatthe company has enlisted Lori Senecal as President &CEO of the MDC Partner Network. The Partner Network, established last year as a division within the MDC Partners company, includes the MDC agency operations and the corporate Strategic Resources designed to provide expertise and dedicated resources to those partner firms. Senecalwill work with Andre Coste, who takes on the expanded leadership role of MDC Partner Network Chief Operating Officer.In her capacity leading the Partner Network,Senecal will report to Nadal, who will continue to oversee all strategic and operational matters and lead the public company.At the same time,Senecal also joins the MDC Partners Board of Directors. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several 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 NEWSIES below! (more...)

New Art For Andrew Rannells In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Installed At Belasco
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 11, 2014

Broadway leading man and multi-media crossover star Andrew Rannells takes over for 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Actor In A Musical, Neil Patrick Harris, in the gender-bending title role of multi-award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH and a look at the new art installed at the Belasco Theatre is now available to view. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 1, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several 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 The Lion King below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/1/14 - HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl, Edinburgh Fringe and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 1, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: HAIR gets wild with an all-star cast at The Hollywood Bowl this weekend, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival launches in Scotland today! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Trailer for Season 2 of Crackle's CLEANERS
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Crackle announced today that the second season of its original series, 'Cleaners' will premiere on Tuesday, August 19th. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

16-Year-Old Author Pens Trilogy on Family History of Abuse and Survival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

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FLASH FRIDAY: First Midnight! INTO THE WOODS Casts A Spell Onstage & Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 1, 2014

Today we are celebrating the lineage of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's family-friendly fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS now that we have gotten our very first glimpse of the new big screen edition starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp late this week via an attention-grabbing new teaser trailer and production photos. (more...)

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