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Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, Marc Shaiman and More Sign On For IT COULD BE WORSE Season 2 Launch Concert at 54 Below, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 'It Could Be Worse' Season Two Launch Concert on July 15, 2014. (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse Presents ROUNDING THIRD, 7/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce the opening of Millbrook Playhouse's production of Rounding Third by Richard Dresser in the Poorman Cabaret this coming Thursday, July 3rd at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photos: Jonathan Groff Among NYC's 2014 Gay Pride Parade's Grand Marshals
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2014

Frozen and Broadway star Jonathan Groff was among the grand marshals of New York's Gay Pride parade, held on Sunday, June 29th. (more...)

Hannah Elless and More Set for NYMF Readings of New Musical FOR TONIGHT, 7/9 & 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

For Tonight, a new original musical, by creators Shenelle Williams, Spencer Williams and Whitney Rhodes is headed to New York City to participate in The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) as a developmental reading. For Tonight's story is inspired by the life of the writer's great-great-great-grandfather in the 1830's in Northern Wales/Liverpool. With its indie-rock inspired score and a completely original book, this story focuses on the universal themes of love, family and acceptance. The show will have three performances at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in July 2014. (more...)

Stage Adaptation of THE WAR OF THE ROSES Coming to Broadway in 2015-16 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Tony Award winning Producers Jay Gutterman, Cindy Gutterman, Cathy Chernoff, Carl Moellenberg and Wendy Federman just announced that THE WAR OF THE ROSES, the riveting stage adaptation by Warren Adler based on his original best-selling novel of the same name, will bow on Broadway during the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Jamie Muscato and Laura Jane Matthewson Set to Lead European Premiere of DOGFIGHT at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Casting is announced for the European premiere of the musical Dogfight, produced by Danielle Tarento, the award-winning producer of Titanic, Parade andMack & Mabel, and directed by Matt Ryan, in The Large at Southwark Playhouse for a six-week season from Friday 8 August to Saturday 13 September. (more...)

Eryn Murman, Jason Hite and Their Band 5j Barrow are the Winners of WNYC's Final Ultimate Battle of The Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Actors by day and Folk-Rock Stars by night.. Eryn Murman and Jason Hite's Band 5j Barrow just became the official Winners of the WNYC's Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs. Hundreds of musical acts entered the competition and 5j Barrow went on to win the Manhattan battle a few months ago at The Greenespace. The final battle was held on Friday, June 27th against the other borough winners and 5j BARROW took the crown to become WNYC's # 1, 2014 Ultimate Battle Winners of NYC! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes MATILDA's 'Queen' Lesli Margherita
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 29, 2014

On Monday, June 30th the Theater People Podcast welcomes 'Matilda' star Lesli Margherita. Topics discussed include her Olivier award winning turn as Inez in 'Zorro The Musical' in London's West End, the day her friend Eden Espinosa called her to insist that Lesli be seen for the role of Mrs. Wormwood in 'Matilda', and her emotional Broadway debut in the show. The episode is available now to iTunes subscribers. (more...)

The Weird Sisters Present LATE: A COWBOY SONG by Sarah Ruhl, 7/21-8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

The Weird Sisters Theatre Project continue their 2014 summer season with Late: A Cowboy Song by Sarah Ruhl at Actor's Express theatre, July 21-August 5. The play is an early work of the award-winning playwright about perpetually late Mary, a woman who is desperately searching to find herself. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Hosts Developmental Workshop Of Zoe Sarnak's THE YEARS BETWEEN, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

Rehearsals begin this weekend for a Musical Theatre Factory development workshop of composer Zoe Sarnak's THE YEARS BETWEEN, an exploration of New York millennials set to a rock, folk, pop and soul score. Featuring Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Laura Dreyfuss (Once), Amber Iman (Soul Doctor), Gabe Violet (Spring Awakening), Taylor Noble (A Lasting Impression), and Josh Tolle (Next to Normal at Drury Lane), the workshop will be directed by opera director Kevin Newbury, choreographed by Jason Sparks, and music directed by Andy Einhorn (Cinderella, Bullets Over Broadway). Jen Hoguet is producing in collaboration with Musical Theatre Factory. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 21- 27
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 27, 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 opening night of TICK, TICK...BOOM!, the racy opening number from BROADWAY BARES, the Gypsy Robe ceremony of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, and more! (more...)

This July at Bookworks Includes Kate Payne, Sarah Stark and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

This July at Bookworks includes Love your kitchen with Kate Payne, Memories of war with Sarah Stark and more. There are also many events for kids like Story Time - Bed Time Math, Sammy Keyes Book Club and more. For more information visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stunning Set is the Star of THE BURNT PART BOYS at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Jun 27, 2014

Prepare yourself for a major treat, a hidden bluegrass gem that should not be missed. But what else do you expect from the freeFall folk who are perhaps the most creative purveyors of theatre magic in the state? (more...)

Bernadette Conte Releases 'Eviva Maria Madonna della Civita'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Cranston, R.I. (more...)

La Casa Azul Bookstore Announces Events for July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Independent bookstore La Casa Azul Bookstore released the program schedule for July 2014. The events include workshops, readings, book clubs, family days and include events with award winning authors and illustrators - all event listings are below. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Chuck Wagner, Danny Rothman and More in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's LES MISERABLES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 26, 2014

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents one of the greatest musicals of all time, LES MISERABLES. This original production features the performances of Chuck Wagner, Danny Rothman, Victoria Huston-Elem, Tommy Cunningham, Julie Johnson, and Dallas Lish, leading a company of over 100 voices. The bold design features a new, four story set designed by Michael Raiford and over 400 costumes designed by Oklahoman Jeffrey Meek. The production runs June 24 through 28 at the Civic Center Music Hall, and is the first of Lyric's four summer shows. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chuck Wagner, Danny Rothman and More in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2014

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents one of the greatest musicals of all time, LES MISERABLES. This original production features the performances of Chuck Wagner, Danny Rothman, Victoria Huston-Elem, Tommy Cunningham, Julie Johnson, and Dallas Lish, leading a company of over 100 voices. The bold design features a new, four story set designed by Michael Raiford and over 400 costumes designed by Oklahoman Jeffrey Meek. The production runs June 24 through 28 at the Civic Center Music Hall, and is the first of Lyric's four summer shows. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents one of the greatest musicals of all time, LES MISERABLES. This original production features the performances of Chuck Wagner, Danny Rothman, Victoria Huston-Elem, Tommy Cunningham, Julie Johnson, and Dallas Lish, leading a company of over 100 voices. The bold design features a new, four story set designed by Michael Raiford and over 400 costumes designed by Oklahoman Jeffrey Meek. The production runs June 24 through 28 at the Civic Center Music Hall, and is the first of Lyric's four summer shows. Check out a first look below! (more...)

'BRIDGES' Star Whitney Bashor Comes to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Whitney Bashor Live at 54 Below tonight, June 26, 2014. Bashor starred on Broadway this season as Marian/Chiara in The Bridges of Madison County, singing Jason Robert Brown's folk-inspired 'Another Life'. Bashor's solo concert debut will showcase wide-ranging vocals, as she explores influences of rock and roll, R&B, folk classics, country and contemporary Broadway standards. (more...)

New Dameon Garnett Play Coming to Finborough Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following a reading as part of Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of a new play from Liverpool playwright Dameon Garnett, 17 opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of six Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances on Sunday, 20 July 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 21 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Pushcart Players to Lure RED RIDING HOOD AND OTHER STORIES to Wolf Trap, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's acclaimed touring theatre for young audiences presents Red Riding Hood and Other Stories on Friday August 1 and Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:30 am at Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA. (more...)

Eryn Murman, Jason Hite and 5j Barrow to Compete in WNYC's Final 'Battle of the Boroughs', 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Hundreds of up-and-coming musical acts entered. Just over 60 were selected. Now, only five bands -- each representing one of New York City's boroughs -- are left standing in our 2014 Battle of the Boroughs. (more...)

Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals to Run 8/8-17; Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Over one jam packed weekend, August 8 -10, six new musicals will be brought to life with help from more than 100 artists and one dozen directors and authors from across the country. (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Krysta Rodriguez Talks New Web Series, 'Smash' & What's Ahead!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 9, 2014

Today the talented actress spoke exclusively to BWW about why she believes web series such as 'Ian' are 'the next frontier of entertainment,' and what's on tap for her busy showbiz career. (more...)

Universal Pictures to Release Scarlett Johansson's LUCY to International IMAX Theaters 8/8
by Movies News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

IMAX Corporation, Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast Corp. and EuropaCorp today announced that Lucy, the new thriller from acclaimed filmmaker Luc Besson. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Barrett Wilbert Weed lead A TAYLOR SWIFT LOVE STORY at 54 Below 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jennifer Damiano, Barrett Wilbert Weed and more in A Taylor Swift Love Story. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NYMF's THE SNOW QUEEN Cast Performs 'Flying!'
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2014

The cast of THE SNOW QUEEN recently flew into Fox 5 New York to heat up for The New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) with a performance of the musical's hit tune 'Flying!' Watch the interview and performance below! (more...)

Sundance Institute Selects Acting Company and Creative Advisors for 2014 THEATRE LAB
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company and creative advisors that are participating in its 2014 Theatre Lab, which is now taking place and runs through July 27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 10 residential Labs hosted by Sundance Institute this summer, collectively representing 15 weeks of residency support and mentorship for the most promising new independent theatre and film projects from the United States and around the world. (more...)

GLEE's Lea Michele to Attend Italy's Giffoni Children's Festival
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Multi-talented star of stage, screen and television, Lea Michele will visit the Cittadella del Cinema on July 20 to kick-off the Giffoni Experience 2014 (July 18-27). (more...)

CAUGHT and More Set for Sundance Institute's 2014 Theatre Lab, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected to participate in its 2014 Theatre Lab, July 7-27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 10 residential labs the Institute will host for artists this summer, collectively representing the most promising new independent theatre and film projects. (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL Opens This Week at Reagle, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present Me and My Girl from July 10-20, 2014 as part of its 46th Annual Summer Season at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA). Me and My Girl is the joyously funny story of an unrefined cockney gent who must choose between love or money. The mixture of cockney and nobility results in a rollicking, hilarious Downton Abbey with engaging song and dance. (more...)

Fair Oaks Actor Richard Spierto Rouses Audiences at California Stage as the Marquis de Sade
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Fair Oaks actor and community organizer Richard Spierto plays the infamous Marquis de Sade in California Stage Theater Company's upcoming production of Marat/Sade, opening July 19thSpierto leads California Stage's illustrious cast as it reveals what happens when the '1%' goes too far and takes too much in Peter Weiss' provocative play-within-a-play. (more...)

New Summer Series Presents the Tony-Winning Rock Musical SPRING AWAKENING at The Merc, 8/8-11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Cabaret at The Merc's new 2014 Summer Series follows up Next to Normal with the Tony Award-winning musical sensation, Spring Awakening, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, musical direction by Cris O'Bryon, choreography by Evan D'Angeles and directed by J. Scott Lapp. Spring Awakening will play Friday, August 8, 2014 and runs for one weekend through Monday, August 11, 2014, at The Merc in Temecula, 42051 Main St. Temecula, California 92590 (more...)

Sangria Sunday Staged Readings Continue at Teatro Paraguas Studio, 7/13 & 27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Teatro Paraguas will present two staged readings in July as part of the ongoing Sangria Sunday series: Welcome to Arroyo's by Kristoffer Diaz, and Yemaya's Belly, by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Ashley Tisdale Guest Stars on ABC Family's YOUNG & HUNGRY
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

YOUNG & HUNGRY's Executive Producer Ashley Tisdale will guest star as Logan in an all-new episode of the series airing on WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Throughline Theatre Company Launches World Premiere of Playfully Dark Comedy by Local Playwright, 7/18-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Harlan Howe is a lifelong schlub, chronically unemployed, bullied by his overbearing mother, and completely lacking in confidence or fortitude. He is anything but fast-track material. What was one man's private struggle with ineptitude suddenly has ramifications beyond our mortal plane when Harlan is accidentally interviewed by a mysterious corporation, and then even more accidentally hired... as a literal messenger of Death. Even with the best and brightest Angels working to train him, can Harlan survive the usual adjustment period that comes with a new job when the stakes are so high? Will humanity survive? Or is this the Boss working in mysterious ways again? (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's 2014-2015 Touring Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York Live Arts' Resident Dance Company, announced today the touring programs and productions for the 2014-2015 Season. The Company will perform and conduct residencies in more than 11 cities in eight states over the next 12 months, making their debut at a number of venues across the U.S. Highlights of the 2014-2015 Season include the New York City premiere of Story/Time (35, 36, 37 & 38) November 4 - 8 and 11 - 15 on the Company's home stage at the New York Live Arts theater; the world premiere of Analogy (working title) in June 2015 at Montclair State University; the Company debut at Dancers' Workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and more. Touring programs for the 2014-2015 season include Analogy (working title), the Company's newest work; Story/Time; Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music; Body Against Body; and A Rite. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Andrew Guilford, Sarah Stark and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes Andrew Guilford with Outdoors in the Southwest, Sarah Stark with Out There, and more. There are also many events for kids like Story Time - Bed Time Math! and more. Visit bkwrks.com/event for more information. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Kicks Off 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Award-winning Theatre Aspen opened last week, with a production of The Full Monty receiving rave reviews. Tonight the season continues to unfold with the opening of Little Women, the Broadway Musical. The Hurst Theatre offers a summer repertory season, which will also include a brand new comedy by Sandy Rustin called The Cottage (more...)

Audra Isadora, Penny & Sparrow, Gordon Voidwell and More to Rock Summer 2014 Season at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Rock your face off at Joe's Pub at the Public this summer. Scroll down for this year's lineup! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor Preview IT COULD BE WORSE Concert at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Jul 11, 2014

Broadway vets Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor's critically-acclaimed "IT COULD BE WORSE," was a humble yet cherished web series amongst our community. After winning a slew of online indie awards and raising over 70K on Kickstarter to shoot a second season, the "awesomely addictive" dark comedy was acquired for cable television.The Washington Post said ICBW was "what Smash might have been…had it found a looser and sharper-witted footing." (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Jane Lindskold, Brinn Colenda and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes author Jane Lindskold, the 16th Annual Taos Writers Conference, and more. There are also events for kids like Jenny Ruden and American Girl Book Club. For more information visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

EVITA National Tour Coming to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 8/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that it will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, Aug. 12-17. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

ArtReach Educational Theatre & Spotlite Theatrix to Present SPRING AWAKENING, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

ArtReach Educational Theatre in partnership with Spotlite Theatrix Production Company is staging Spring Awakening. Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik, Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. (more...)

The UUA Bookstore Presents Titles From the General Assembly 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

General Assembly (GA) 2014 was a resounding success. More than 4,700 Unitarian Universalists came together in Providence, RI, for insightful workshops and a chance to connect with our larger faith community. A number of books by prominent Unitarian Universalist authors were popular at this GA. In case you missed getting yours, we offer you a selection here. (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

SubCulture: Arts Underground Announces 2014-2015 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Marc and Steven Kaplan, co-founders of SubCulture, announce their 2014-2015 programming for the downtown performing arts venue. Touted by The New Yorker as having a 'strong curatorial hand,' SubCulture's founders enter their second year with a dynamic array of new series, multi-concert residencies, creative partnerships, and a program championing emerging composers. (more...)

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

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

Bay Area Local and Broadway Actress Lexy Fridell to Bring BRACE YOURSELF to Transcendence Theatre, 7/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The Transcendence Theatre Company announces Lexy Fridell's one-woman show "Brace Yourself! Tales of Braces, Broadway, Dating & Drool," as the first concert in the 2014 Transcendence Artist Series this summer. This series of concerts is a collection of transcendent performers presented in intimate and breathtaking locations throughout Sonoma County. (more...)

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