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Yahoo and The Weinstein Company Announce the Exclusive U.S. Pre-Theatrical Release for the Film "One Chance" on Yahoo Screen
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

From the director of “The Devil Wears Prada,” “One Chance” is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for 'Britain's Got Talent.' Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win 'Britain's Got Talent' and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in 'One Man, Two Guvnors,' BAFTA winner James Corden (“The History Boys”) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters (“Mamma Mia!,” “Calendar Girls,” “Billy Elliot”), Mackenzie Crook (“The Pirates of the Caribbean”), Colm Meaney (“Get Him to the Greek”), Jemima Rooper (“Kinky Boots”), Valeria Billelo (“Pazze Di Me”) and rising star Alexandra Roach (“The Iron Lady”). (more...)

Photo: J. Pierpont Finchs Unite!: Darren Criss Visits 'INISHMAAN' Star Daniel Radcliffe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Darren Criss and Daniel Radcliffe, who both recently took on the role of corporate climber J. Pierpont Finch in the Broadway revival of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' met up backstage at a recent performance of Radcliffe's 'THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN. (more...)

FX Greenlights Second Season of Drama Series FARGO Featuring All-New Cast!
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

FX announced today at the Television Critics Association that it has ordered a second season of the small screen adaption of Joel and Ethan Coen's popular film FARGO. T (more...)

Scoop: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, airing on FOX on Wednesday, July 23, 2014! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Continue 30th Anniversary Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, 8/28-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of 'Best Play' at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, previewing August 28, opening Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014. The cast is led by Derek Hasenstab (Broadway National Tour of The Lion King; The Foreigner and I Hate Hamlet at Drury Lane Theatre; Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre; and Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as 'William Gillette' and nine-time Jeff Award-winner Alene Robertson (National Tour of Annie, Mame at Drury Lane Theatre, and The Full Monty and Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre) as 'Martha Gillette.' THE GAME'S AFOOT is written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo) and directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Young Frankenstein and next to normal at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Malcolm Gets & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 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...)

Attention Foolish Human Fools! Skylanders "Goes Dark" at Comic-Con International: San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

This press release has an accompanying Smart Marketing Page providing further details about the organization, products and services introduced below. You can access the Smart Marketing Page via the following link: http://smp.newshq.businesswire.com/pages/skylanders-goes-dark-comic-con (more...)

Scoop: MIKE & MOLLY on CBS - Monday, August 11, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on MIKE & MOLLY, airing on CBS on Monday, August 11, 2014! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST is a Must See at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2014

It probably will come as shock to many to know that when the play, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' a script by Dale Wasserman, based on Kent Kesey's novel of the same name, opened on Broadway in 1963, in spite of a cast that included Kirk Douglas, Gene Wilder, William Daniels, Ed Ames and Joan Tetzel, it was basically a flop, running only 82 performances. (more...)

Patti LuPone Coming Back for More at 54 Below; Signs Agreement Through 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. (more...)

WITCH MOUNTAIN's Fourth Album 'Mobile of Angels' to be Released 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Witch Mountain's fourth album Mobile of Angels will be unleashed by Profound Lore Records this Fall in North America on September 30, and via Svart Records in Europe and beyond. (more...)

BWW Interview: Zak Resnick Talks the Thrills of Sharing Bert Berns' Story in PIECE OF MY HEART!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 21, 2014

As previews were wrapping up last week, Resnick chatted with BroadwayWorld about the impending opening, what it's like playing such a complex character, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

STANDALONE Original Online Cast Recording Released Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Joel B. New's musical theatre podcast, 'Something New', releases the premiere studio recording of his song cycle, STANDALONE. (more...)

Everyman & Playhouse Names Nick Bagnall as New Associate Director, Lindsey Alvis as Producer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse have appointed director Nick Bagnall as their first permanent Associate Director. Bagnall joins the company following the success of The Last Days of Troy at Royal Exchange, Manchester and Shakespeare's Globe. The theatre's artistic team will also be bolstered by the appointment of Lindsey Alvis, who was previously with Headlong, as Producer. (more...)

VOLLEYGIRLS Benefit for It Gets Better Project, Hosted by Susan Blackwell, Set for 54 Below, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Chicago Fire's Monica Raymund of Sisu Theatrical Productions, LLC, Jacob Harvey of Cave 76 Productions, LLC and Jordi Coats present a cabaret-style concert of VOLLEYGIRLS, which will include tunes from the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival, as well as, revisit some old fan favorites from earlier incarnations. The concert, hosted by Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), will benefit the It Gets Better Project at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street), Broadways premier Supper Club on Wednesday, July 30th at 9:30pm. Tickets range from $30-$55 with proceeds going to benefit the It Get's Better Project plus $25 food and beverage minimum, are available at www.54Below.com. (more...)

PHOENIX, Starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, Offers $20 Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Nicholas Jabbour, Rian Patrick Durham, Poverty Row Entertainment and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater are proud to announce that a limited number of $20 tickets will be available for Scott Organ's dark romantic comedy PHOENIX at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). (more...)

Karsh Kale, Midlake, Allen Toussaint, The Deslondes and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/23-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming lineup for the next couple weeks, July 23-August 3, 2014. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Patti LuPone Brings THE LADY WITH A TORCH to 54 Below, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner and 54 Below favorite Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below with her critically-acclaimed show 'The Lady with A Torch', conceived and directed by Scott Wittman. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ready or Not, Here Comes Patti! LuPone Previews New Show at 54 Below
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 21, 2014

Earlier today it was announced that 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. The agreement, which runs through 2016, launches with the upcoming July 21 - August 3 engagement, 'The Lady with The Torch.' (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONCE's Absorbing Love Story Rocks the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jul 20, 2014

Once/book by Enda Walsh/music & lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova/directed by John Tiffany/Pantages Theatre/through August 10 (more...)

BWW Flashback: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ends Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage, ends its Broadway run today after 97 performances. The Cripple of Inishmaan originally opened on April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin Plays Helsinki Hudson with Billy Stritch
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 20, 2014

Linda Lavin had a triumphant return engagement at Helsinki on Broadway last night. With her music director Billy Stritch, Linda played to a sold out Helsinki Hudson crowd. Joining Linda was husband Steve Bakunas on drums, Tom Hubbard on bass, Ron Afif on guitar and special guest, Jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein. Jim Caruso was Linda's special surprise for the Hudson audience. BroadwayWorld was there for this special one night only concert. (more...)

Sunday Night Animated Comedies Draw A-List Stars This Fall on FOX, Includes Jane Fonda, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Liam Neeson, Aziz Ansari, and More
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

This fall, FOX attracts an all-star lineup of guest voices on returning animated series AMERICAN DAD, beginning Sunday, Sept. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), with two back-to back episodes; THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and a special one-hour broadcast of FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), premiering Sunday, Sept. 28; and BOB'S BURGERS, debuting Sunday, Oct. 5 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT). (more...)

SIMPSONS Character Scheduled to Die in Season 26, Plus FUTURAMA Crossover
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Season 26 is going to be quite eventful for the The Simpsons. According to Entertainment Weekly, there's both good news and bad news. The good news is that there will be a Futurama crossover. The bad news is that Springfield will have one less citizen. (more...)

Late Night Broadway - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 21-27, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 20, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week, including: Under the Covers, The Lady with the Torch, Dare to Dream, A Taylor Swift Love Story, and Freestyle Love Supreme. (more...)

Ocean Professional Theatre Company Presents CHICAGO, 7/24-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

CHICAGO, the amazing Tony Award-winning musical and longest running American Musical in Broadway history continues OPTC's 2014 Season from July 24th - August 2nd. The play is directed and choreographed by Karen Babcock, with music direction by Jonathan Marro. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brilliant GOD OF CARNAGE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 20, 2014

What do you get when you mix a great script, a perfect ensemble and Karla Hartley's exemplary direction? A show that is nothing short of a masterpiece. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FlynnArts Opens a Chilling CARRIE
by Erin McIntyre - Jul 20, 2014

FlynnArts Summer Youth Theater opened CARRIE, THE MUSICAL on Thursday July 18 at Burlington's FlynnSpace at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Uncovering the Gems of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts with Amy Schwegel!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to kick off a new special exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Future entries will delve into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Amy Schwegel of the Billy Rose Theatre Division, who chats about the vastness of the archive and shows off part of the library's extensive collection of 3D items. Check out everything from Cole Porter's cigarette cases to a tail from CATS in the special video below! (more...)

16th Street Theater Extends EM Lewis' THE GUN SHOW Through 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

16th Street Theater announced the one week extension of EM Lewis' THE GUN SHOW directed by Kevin Christopher Fox now thru August 9 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn. Artistic Associate and actor Juan Francisco Villa turns the spotlight on Lewis' relationship with guns as he shares true stories from the playwright's personal experiences with firearms -- from a farming community in rural Oregon to Los Angeles and New York City. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2014

Produced by Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions and based on the Academy Award®-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). Featuring a company of 28 actors and musicians, one of the largest companies ever assembled for a play in the West End, and a dog, this new play will be directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod, the driving force behind the world-renowned theatre company, Cheek by Jowl. The new play, which opens on July 23, is currently playing at the Noel Coward Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Maine Native to Star at The Arundel Barn Playhouse
by Dan Marois - Jul 18, 2014

For Chrissy Albanese, it is a far cry from her first theater experiences at Gorham High School, the Windham Center Stage Theater and the Schoolhouse Arts Center, to the stage of one of Maine's best loved summer theaters, Arundel Barn Playhouse. (more...)

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Returns to Upper Darby Summer Stage, 7/30-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The 60-minute performances of "Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr." will take place on July 30, 31 and August 1 at 10:30 a.m. and on July 31 at 7:30 p.m. The shows are performed at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, just minutes from the Main Line and Center City. Parking is free. Tickets are $7 - $10 and can be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the box office: 610.622.1189. Children are invited to come early for fun pre-show activities and stay after the show to meet cast members. "Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE! Jr." is ideal for ages four and up and free babysitting is available for those who are too young to enjoy the show quietly. (more...)

Warner Theatre Adds B.B. King, Glenn Miller Orchestra, & The Buddy Holly Experience to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has just announced three new shows: (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer Talk Onstage Acts!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer have a long and varied history with new and contemporary musical theatre, both as individuals and as a pair. Together they co-founded Notes from New York, a concert series designed with the intention of introducing London to new musical theatre and making it cool, and celebrated its 5 year anniversary with a fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's cult musical The Last 5 Years. They were also the original team behind Taking Notes, a summer course developed to share their skills with aspiring actors. This summer, they continue their mission to inspire a new generation of musical theatre performers with Onstage Acts, a week long enrichment programme in new and contemporary musical theatre featuring masterclasses with casting directors, agents, composers and directors, as well as performers currently working in the West End and beyond. Ahead of the course's launch on August 4th, Julie and Paul shared some of their favourite contemporary musical theatre moments from the careers which made them West End theatre's reigning experts on the subject. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Stage's GOD OF CARNAGE Presents Tulips and Tumult
by Desiree Fantal - Jul 18, 2014

Yasmina Reza's play, 'God of Carnage,' aims to destroy the facade of civility initially presented by the four characters on stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Throughline Artists will present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances kick off tonight, July 18th, and continue through Saturday August 30th only. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Series A below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Linda Lavin Proves EVERY TIME'S THE FIRST TIME at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Check out a look back at Lavin's concert at Birdland, featuring appearances by Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, and more, below! (more...)

Upcoming Birdland Performance Schedule Includes Jazz Masters Quartet, Lindsay Mendez, and more, 7/28 - 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for July 28- August 3. Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts. (more...)

BROOKLYN SHANTI Releases New Single 'This Feeling' With Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Brooklyn Shanti is widely regarded as an accomplished producer, emcee, and pioneer of Global/Tropical Bass/Dancehall fusion, and is hip-hop's official cultural ambassador to India. (more...)

What's On! Philly/South Jersey 2014-15 Theater Season
by Pati Buehler - Jul 17, 2014

Looking for an exciting night of theater and great food in the city of Philadelphia? Or perhaps take in a 'Dinner and a Show' in one of its posh suburbs? Or maybe you'd enjoy a trip to South Jersey for a great new theater experience. Whatever you choose you'll find a variety of some familiar classics and a mix of some original works right here in the Delaware Valley. Come visit some of our regions finest professional theaters just a few hours outside of New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Shares His Biggest Fear for Final 'INISHMAAN' Performances
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Radcliffe sat down with MTV News and revealed his biggest fear regarding what may happen during the final performances of the show! (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Danny Rutigliano & More Will Join Bruce Vilanch in I HAD A BALL Reading, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), will be held Thursday, July 24 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

Obba Babatundé to Host BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford Amphitheatre, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Obba Babatunde has been set to host Broadway Under The Stars on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. Produced by Chris Isaacson Presents, this one-night-only concert event will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday along with (in alphabetical order) Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women), and Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

Dark Circle Comics Reveals the First Wave of Superhero Titles, Which Includes THE BLACK HOOD, THE SHIELD and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Today, Dark Circle Comics – the superhero imprint of Archie Comics – revealed that the label's first wave of titles will include THE BLACK HOOD from writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, X, Birds of Prey) and artist Michael Gaydos (ALIAS), THE SHIELD from writers Adam Christopher (The Burning Dark) and Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds) and artist Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One), and THE FOX from writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death) and scripter Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come, founder of Thrillbent). All three series will be ongoing and launch early next year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Nominee Santino Fontana Visits Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Santino Fontana, 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Cinderella), visited students of Broadway Artists Alliance Junior Summer Intensive on July 9th. Fontana spoke of his start in school plays all the way to his Broadway career. Fontana relayed some words of wisdom during a Q&A, answering questions ranging from memorizing all those lines to the process of making Frozen. (more...)

Casts Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2014 With World Premieres from Neil LaBute and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Throughline Artists will present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances will begin Friday July 18th, and continue through Saturday August 30th only. (more...)

RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS WITH BILLY HAYES to Make Edinburgh Fringe Debut, Aug 3-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

First he wrote the best-selling book. Then came the OSCAR-winning film MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. Now, Billy Hayes comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his one-man show RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS with Billy HAYES. Live on stage, Hayes will bring his sensational true story of arrest and escape from a Turkish jail to life at new Fringe venue Upstairs@Le Monde from Sunday 3 August 2014. (more...)

Playhouse South to Present HONK!, Begin. 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe HONK! is the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, HONK! will treat you to equal amounts of laughter and tears. (more...)

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