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Based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg

The 1987 hit movie featuring Tom Hanks bursts onstage in this vibrant, funny and touching musical. When frustrated adolescent Josh Baskin wishes he were "big" and wakes up the next morning a 30-year-old man, he discovers there's much more to being an adult than he's bargained for-and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time. A witty, moving, insightful book and a dazzling, energetic, heartfelt, contemporary score make this already classic motion picture fantasy an unforgettable theatrical experience. 'Big' is satisfyingly good. The music of David Shire, the lyrics of Richard Maltby Jr., the book by Jerome Weidman and the choreography by Susan Stroman extol all the values of the grand tradition of musicals. At the Kentucky Center for the Arts.


FLASH FRIDAY: MISS SAIGON Turns 25
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2014

Today, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of West End and Broadway mega-musical MISS SAIGON. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Character Names To Be Disney-fied?
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is quickly approaching with a Christmas Day release and the recently updated official website offers some intriguing adjustments to the names of some of the characters depicted. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/19/14 - HOLIDAY INN, PIPPIN's New 'Player', ON THE TOWN, Flea Market and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 19, 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: Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN begins performances in Connecticut tonight, PIPPIN welcomes a new 'Leading Player', ON THE TOWN starts previews on Saturday, and the Broadway Flea Market is Sunday! (more...)

ALASKA BE DAMNED! by Robert Hatting is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

HerEthics Books Independent eBook Publisher wish to thank all participating individuals - designers, editors, beta readers, reviewers, promoters - for their successful launch of the new bestseller. About the Book Skilled fisherman on the daring shores of Alaska hears the call 'MAYDAY' and takes it as his mission to help. Without jumping to the conclusion and playing 'hero' he practically considers the situation and acts as reasonably as possible. With the backup of his son on the other boat and under the threat of worsening weather conditions places the needs of others before his own and proceeds. Two survivors; an old man and a young woman in such a distress cannot believe that a 'miracle' happened and a real, alive 'human being' reached them. The emotions of happiness are high and comparable to those of previous despair. Ben reads the situation and adjusts the steps of his 'rescue mission' to the actual conditions. Life tests only those who are ready, so on the way out from the first crisis, Ben finds himself involved in the second rescue mission. Natural forces didn't lower their high stakes as he didn't bend under the accusation of manslaughter. A customer from Amazon: 'An engrossing novel, with intimate details of Alaska, the fishing industry, the sea, world travels, corrupt politicians and law enforcement, loyalty, passion & love. Author's background includes extensive travels worldwide, and his knowledge of so many landscapes is showed expertly here. The vast knowledge of the sea, boats and fishing industry were woven into a blockbuster storyline.' About the Author Robert Hatting is an American author of western, action and adventure stories. His 13 books and 6 screenplays are widely read across Americas, but reaching out to Europe and Asia. 'He was living the adventures much like Hemingway or Indiana Jones and with a Big grin on his face loving every minute,' said one of his friends from school time. The greed, power and manipulation on one side collide with a pure friendship, honesty and love on a magnificent background of virgin Alaskan landscapes and ingenuous attempt to deal with politics without lateral intentions and personal agendas. 'Alaska be Damned!' (367 pages) is available as Kindle Edition on Amazon. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lena Hall Talks Tony Award, HEDWIG, and The Deafening
by David Clarke - Sep 19, 2014

Exciting. Electric. Exhilarating. Rocking. Phenomenal. All of these words have been used to describe HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway. And, one of Broadway's hottest talents is helping to ensure that these adjectives are justified. The incomparably charming and charismatic Tony Award Winner Lena Hall, co-starring as Yitzhak, recently talked to me about her Tony win, HEDWIG, and her band, The Deafening. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2014
by - Sep 19, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

LAURIE BERKNER'S GARDEN: EAT, PLAY, GROW Set for SiriusXM's Kids Place Live
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

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Freddie Mercury Featured on New Queen Album QUEEN FOREVER, Out 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring late singer Freddie Mercury spearhead an exciting new Queen album, Queen Forever, due November 11 th 2014 on Hollywood Records. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Crystal & Jimmy Fallon Pay Tribute to Robin Williams on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Billy Crystal talked about his tribute to his best friend, Robin Williams, and Billy and Jimmy trade their favorite Robin stories. (more...)

VIDEO: Rose Byrne Talks Broadway Debut in 'You Can't Take It With You' on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy talks to Rose Byrne about her making Broadway debut in 'You Can't Take It with You' Rose asks for some pointers. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy, Questlove & Chef Nobu Compete in Sushi-Making Contest on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, after a shot of sake, Jimmy, Questlove and chef Nobu Matsuhisa compete in a sushi preparation contest. Check out the clip below! (more...)

Splunk CFO to Host Financial Discussion at Upcoming Worldwide Users' Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Event Details:Investor/Financial Analyst DiscussionTuesday, October 7, 2014 beginning at (11:15 a.m. PDT/2:15 p.m. EDT)MGM Grand, Las Vegas (more...)

TIBCO Named a Leader in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

PALO ALTO, CA - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced it has been named to the Leaders' quadrant in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace for its workplace collaboration platform, tibbr®. Vendors were evaluated based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. (more...)

Smartphone Market in India 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Karbonn, Lava, Micromax, Nokia and Samsung Electronics
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

DUBLIN, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

All Mobile Numbers Enabled for Chat
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 19,2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Today Chat Centerwas updated to deliver global chat functionality, for free, to any mobile phone number. (more...)

New Book from Atlantic Information Provides Insights Into Trends in the Health Care Industry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) —publisher of Health Plan Week and the authoritative AIS's Directory of Health Plans — is pleased to announce the release of Health Plan Facts, Trends and Data: 2014-2015. The latest edition of the annual book provides insight into important trends that are re-shaping the health care industry. (more...)

Optimar International Commercial Advisors Are Hitting New Records On The Luxury Retail Market After Recent Sales In South Miami Avenue & Brickell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Hernan Gleizer, Broker-CEO of Optimar International Realty and head of commercial operation, is proud to announce the recent sale of two retail spaces for $22,800,000 at Brickell Heights a “mixed use” luxury complex. The Related Group, in a joint venture with Crescent Heights, is currently developing the properties. (more...)

BEHIND THE SCENES: Trafalgar Studios handover from Martin Freeman's RICHARD III to Jane Horrocks in EAST IS EAST
by Adrian Bradley - Sep 19, 2014

Jamie Lloyd's Trafalgar Transformed seasons are not just about renovating the look of a theatre. Lloyd wants the transformation to reach the audience too and deliver high quality theatre to new audiences. Halfway through his second Trafalgar Transformed season, BWW:UK was behind the scenes as the baton was handed over from the critically acclaimed Richard III to the cast of East is East, starring Jane Horrocks. (more...)

Ang Lee to Direct Film Adaptation of BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions and Film4 announced today that the three-time Oscar®-winner Ang Lee has chosen an adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as his next film (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Amy Adams Stars in Tim Burton Drama BIG EYES
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Amy Adams stars as real life artist Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's upcoming drama Big EYES. The film, hitting theaters Christmas Day, also stars Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman and Terence Stamp. (more...)

Toby Kebbell Boards BEN-HUR Remake
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Kebbell will take on the role of 'Messala', Ben-Hur's friend-turned-rival. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Publish Reverse Shot
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Reverse Shot, the online film magazine founded in 2003, has been redesigned and launched as a publication of Museum of the Moving Image, it was announced today by Carl Goodman, Executive Director of the Museum. Reverse Shot founders Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert will continue to serve as editors of the publication. (more...)

Nissan Signs Three-Season Sponsorship Deal with NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

NBC's hit show “The Voice” returns for its seventh season with Nissan as the exclusive automotive sponsor for the next three seasons. (more...)

Lea Michele, Darren Criss to Sing 'Broadway Classic' on Final Season of GLEE!
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Today, Lea Michele turned to Twitter to reveal some Big Broadway news! (more...)

Marlena Shaw to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Legendary jazz vocalist Marlena Shaw will make her debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, October 11 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 12 (7 p.m.) Backed by the Marlena Shaw Quartet, Shaw will feature an evening of her greatest hits from throughout her 40-plus year career. Tickets for Marlena Shaw range in price from $35 - $50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Nathaniel Shaw, Jessica Lee Goldyn and More to Star in NC Theatre's A CHORUS LINE; Mitzi Hamilton Directs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing professional Broadway musical revivals, announces the cast of its first production of the 2014/15 season, A Chorus Line, playing October 14 to October 19, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

SMALL PLANS Coming to Marlowe Studio Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Small Plans is an engaging piece aimed at immersing the audience in a young woman's story about love, sex and relationships. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS on CBS - Tuesday, September 30, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, September 30, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: BLACKISH on ABC - Wednesday, October 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 1, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Week of September 22, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TALK, airing on CBS for the week of September 22, 2014! (more...)

Gainesville Theatre Alliance to Present WonderQuest's SLEEPING BEAUTY, Opening 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Next week, the Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University will rumble with the roars of dragons and the excitement of thousands of school children and families as the Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents WonderQuest's 83rd production, Sleeping Beauty written and directed by Gay H. Hammond. This year, audiences will be transported to an ancient Asian world of wonder and fantasy to meet an array of characters including fairies both good and evil, and one 30-foot dragon. Family performances will open September 26th at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington St., NE, Gainesville. (more...)

Yo Gabba Gabba! & REVERB Team for Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

DJ Lance Rock and the colorful cast of characters from Yo Gabba Gabba! will join REVERB at the Westside Global Awareness Magnet School on September 30th to help students with projects to improve their school garden program. (more...)

BWW Interview: CARNIE WILSON of Wilson Phillips Talks About Saban Concert on the 26th
by Don Grigware - Sep 18, 2014

Carnie, daughter of Brian Wilson, one of the original Beach Boys, and sister of Wendy Wilson, is also known for her television work and recently for creating gourmet desserts for Vitello's Ristorante in Studio City. Carnie is married to music producer Rob Bonfiglio and has two young daughters, Lola 9 and Luci 5. She recently sat down with me to chat about the upcoming concert and various aspects of her career. (more...)

Ang Lee to Helm Film Adaptation of BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions and Film4 announced today that the three-time Oscar-winner Ang Lee has chosen an adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as his next film, his first since winning the Academy Award for directing the groundbreaking Life of Pi. (more...)

VILLA THRILLA Opens 10/18 at Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Austin Powers meets The Sopranos by way of Agatha Christie. Ring in the holidays with a hilarious seasonal twist on the classic English murder mystery when Gary Lee Reed directs Villa Thrilla by Anna Nicholas, opening Oct. 18 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's 2014-15 Season to Feature Works by Cori Thomas, Kate Benson & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of new Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Interim Executive Producer Jessica R. Jenen has announced the four plays in its 2014-15 season, continuing the theater's 37 year commitment to producing the finest work by women in the theater. Beginning in October, WP Theater's season will include new work by Cori Thomas (My Secret Language of Wishes), directed by Daniella Topol (Charles Ives take Me Home, Row After Row); Kate Benson (Lee Miller), directed by Lee Sunday Evans (The Play About My Dad); Tanya Barfield (The Call, Blue Door), directed by Leigh Silverman (Violet--Tony Nominee, Chinglish, Well), and Laura Eason (Sex With Strangers, "House of Cards"), directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping). (more...)

Seattle Center's Italian Festival Set for 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Seattle's celebration of all things Italian returns to Seattle Center, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, in Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion. (more...)

Elevation Pictures Acquires WHILE WE'RE YOUNG and BIG GAME
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Elevation Pictures, a Canadian distribution company that just celebrated their first anniversary, is proud to announce the acquisitions of While We're Young, directed by Noah Baumbach, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome The Bangles, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

With catchy lyrics and unforgettable hooks, 'Manic Monday' became The Bangles' first hit, charting on the No. 2 spot in the United States. Other Bangles hits include 'If She Knew What She Wants',' and the smash dance track 'Walk Like an Egyptian'. One of the greatest all-female bands, The Bangles will make everyone want to get up and dance at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, October 2, at 8 p.m. Their follow-ups included a hard rocking cover of Simon & Garfunkel's 'Hazy Shade Of Winter' plus two more chart hits, 'In Your Room' and the seminal ballad 'Eternal Flame', which landed on Billboard's No. 1 spot as the fifth largest-selling single of 1989. Nature's Temptations (32 Prospect St., Ridgefield) will serve a complimentary smoothie with the purchase of a salad or sandwich the day of this show when ticket is presented. (more...)

Lena Hall, Constantine Maroulis & More Set for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 2014, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

ROCKERS ON BROADWAY the unique annual event (which has raised over $300,000 with over two decades of performances) featuring Broadway's finest, performing something for everyone - has announced the line-up for their next event, Monday, November 17 at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge, celebrating five decades of music from their favorite teen idols. (more...)

CINDERELLA, SNOW WHITE and More Set for Tinkerbell Theatre Series on the Upper West Side, 10/11-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

For families and audiences age four and up, Frog and Peach Theatre Company, widely known for popular and critically-acclaimed Upper West Side productions of Shakespearean plays, will present the fairy tale series Tinkerbell Theatre, adapting 'Cinderella' and 'Snow White' (both from the Brothers Grimm) into Rocky-and-Bullwinkle style plays featuring sing-along songs and Big, soft puppets. (more...)

FIGHT NIGHT Afternoon Edition Returns to NBC, 9/20
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

NBC Sports Group's Fight Night presents its first afternoon broadcast of the year on NBC this Saturday, September 20th, live at 3 p.m. ET. The fourth afternoon network boxing broadcast since the Fight Night series premiered in 2012, the show will feature a pair of spectacular bouts with four of the sport's hottest prospects. (more...)

FX Renews TYRANT for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

FX has ordered a 13-episode second season of the drama series Tyrant, from Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning Executive Producer/Showunner Howard Gordon, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, the Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

The Colorado Ballet Presents DRACULA, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

DENVER – Colorado Ballet will present Dracula, October 31-November 2, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Dracula features choreography by Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. (more...)

Scoop: MANHATTAN LOVE STORY on ABC - Tuesday, September 30, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on MANHATTAN LOVE STORY, airing on ABC on Tuesday, September 30, 2014! (more...)

UPDATE: Audra McDonald 'Considering' Role in HELLO AGAIN Film Adaptation; No Deal in Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Despite previous reports, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald's involvement in the film adaptation of Michael John LaChuisa's HELLO AGAIN is not yet a done deal. (more...)

BWW Preview: Audiences Can Expect a Darker SLEEPY HOLLOW in Season 2
by Alan Henry - Sep 18, 2014

One of the standout, new scripted television series of last year was SLEEPY HOLLOW - which airs Mondays on Fox. The show, which premiered to 10.10 million viewers maintained steady ratings throughout the entire first season - and an expanded second season was commissioned by Fox to air starting fall 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Judith Ann Abrams: A Dreamer With a Magic Touch
by Sally Henry - Sep 18, 2014

Broadway and West End producer Judith Ann Abrams has been involved with multiple ground-breaking and multi-award-winning shows in the last 15 years. But when talking to her, it is clear that her passion really lies in a crazy dream she had at age 23 that gained her notoriety in the Broadway community: the Pixie Judy Troupe. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, BOUNCERS, BBC Big Band and More Set for CFT's Winter 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the successful reopening of the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, Chichester announces its first Winter season since 2011 offering a diverse mix of drama, comedy and dance as well as music and arts events. (more...)

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