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Based on Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Richard H. Wolff & More Set for REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, 7/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 12th season FRIDAY, JULY 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. Economist Richard D. Wolff is the top-of-show interview guest. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are political consultant Hogan Gidley, journalist Amy Goodman and author Matt Kibbe. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Continue Irish Rep's Reading Series, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Irish Repertory Theatre, which 'encourages the development of works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures,' continues the eighth season of its Reading Series with Jen Silverman's play The Moors, directed by Jackson Gay. The reading will take place on Monday, July 28 at 3pm on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 W. 22nd Street). The reading is FREE and open to the public. An RSVP to the Irish Repertory Theatre Box Office at (212) 727-2737 is strongly suggested. (more...)

A&E Networks to Premiere New Original Docu-Series CEMENT HEADS, 8/12
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

A&E Network presents the new original docuseries “Cement Heads” from Dimension TV and Matador. Series premieres Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30pm ET/PT on A&E and marks the first unscripted television project for Dimension TV.? (more...)

David Bedella & Sarah Ingram to Lead Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD; Performances Begin 10 Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Olivier Award winner David Bedella will play razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd and Sarah Ingram his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, in an intimate new production of the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

World Premiere of WINTER WHEAT Begins Performances 7/29 at Barter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Barter Theatre presents the world premiere of a new musical set in Tennessee, during one of the most important turning points in American history. Based on true events, 'Winter Wheat' tells the story of Tennessee's pivotal role in the passing of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. (more...)

BWW TV: Malcolm Gets, Lillias White & More Preview Summer Shows at 54 Below!
by Randy Rainbow - Jul 23, 2014

Featured this summer at 54 Below - Tony nominee Malcolm Gets, appearing in 'Come a Little Closer'; Broadway diva Lillias White, featured in 'The Birthday Show'; stage vet Mitchell Jarvis, bringing 'It Could Be Worse - Season 2 Launch Concert' to the club; and Nellie McKay, appearing in 'A Girl Named Bill: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton'. Go on the scene for previews from some of this summer's shows below! (more...)

Daniel Betts, Zackary Momoh and More Star in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Casting for Regent Park Open Air Theatre's production of To Kill A Mockingbird was announced today. Daniel Betts will play Atticus Finch alongside Zackary Momoh as Tom Robinson, Christopher Akrill as Boo Radley. Original cast member and composer Phil King will reprise his role. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Premieres Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Shakespeare in Love has its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled for a play in the West End. The 28-strong cast includes a number of young actors and actor-musicians who will be making their professional debuts. (more...)

Adam Pascal to Join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ The Art House Series, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Tony-nominee and Obie and Theatre World Award winner Adam Pascal, has created some of the most memorable roles in recent Broadway history. He shot to stardom for originating the role of Roger in the Broadway blockbuster 'Rent,' as well as the London production, and starred in the film version. On July 26 and 27 he returns to the acclaimed, original Broadway @ The Art House series, where he joins pianist and host Seth Rudetsky for an unforgettable evening of conversation and song. This marks his first return to Provincetown stages since debuting with the Art House series in its inaugural season of 2011. Adam also originated the role of Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice's 'Aida,' and was featured as the Emcee in the critically acclaimed revival of 'Cabaret' directed by Sam Mendes. Most recently he's starred on Broadway in 'Memphis' and in 'Chicago.' For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Sharon Stone Featured on Next OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS on OWN
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

An all-new episode of the Emmy nominated series “Oprah's Master Class” with award-winning actress Sharon Stone airs Sunday, July 27 at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway-Bound THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Reopens at West End's Gielgud Theatre!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 23, 2014

The National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time reopened earlier this month, at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End. VIP guests included Alice Levine, Amy Beth Hayes, Amy Molyneaux, Andrew Scott, Billy Bailey, Charlotte Riley, Dave Berry, David Gyasi, El James, Emma Freud, Frances O'Connor, Greg McHugh,Honor Blackman, Ian Glem, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ivan Massow, Jane Asher & Gerald Scarfe, Jeremy Vine, Joanne Froggatt, Jonathan Bailey, June Whitfield, Kelly Adams, Laura Whitmore, Louise Brealey, Lydia Rose Bewley, Masie Williams, Michel Roux Jr, Natascha McElhone, Reece Shearsmith, Sam Bailey, Samantha Barks, Sarah Solemani, Stephen Wight and Warwick Davis. Go inside the special reopening night event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Concert at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The concept recording for REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER is now available through iTunes. NYC's Rockwood Music Hall hosted a special launch party for the recording on July 15th featuring a concert by an all-star lineup of Icelandic artists including Liam McCormick (The Family Crest), Soffia Bjorg and Stefan Örn Gunnlaugsson. (more...)

CBS Sports to Air Prime Time Special UNDER THE LIGHTS, 9/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Thursday Night Football launches its first-ever Network television coverage with a primetime special, UNDER THE LIGHTS, on Wednesday, Sept. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gabrielle Stravelli Plays The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 23, 2014

Gabrielle Stravelli - the acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist called 'ingenious' by The Wall Street Journal and known from her tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd Street Y and her long-running Soho jazz brunch - is in the midst an exclusive two week engagement at The Metropolitan Room and broadwayworld was there (more...)

BWW TV: Patti's Back! Watch Preview from Patti LuPone's THE LADY WITH THE TORCH at 54 Below
by Randy Rainbow - Jul 23, 2014

In an evening, conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone will perform an eclectic collection of torch songs by songwriters including Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn,Billy Barnes, Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin, and Cole Porter. Don Heckman of The Los Angeles Times described the show as 'a beautifully paced, marvelously delivered torch-song exploration of the pleasures and pains of love; LuPone's remarkable, larger-than-life qualities and stunning musicality are distilled into the pure essence of her art.' BroadwayWorld was there for a special press preview with Patti and you can check out a sneak peek of the concert below! (more...)

Flashy Promo Video For BROADWAY THE HARDWAY With Hall, Magnussen, Maroulis & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2014

An attention-grabbing new promotional video for the upcoming theatrical rock showcase BROADWAY THE HARDWAY featuring appearances by Lena Hall & The Deafening, Billy Magnussen & Reserved For Rondee, Constantine Maroulis and more is now available to view. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

Second Season of FX's FARGO to Be Set in Late '70's; More Details Revealed
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The new season will take place in the year 1979 and feature a younger Lou Solverson who has just returned from the Vietnam War. (more...)

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller Set to Lead DIRTY DANCING National Tour; Launches from D.C. in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. The stage musical of the worldwide smash-hit film begins performances August 26 in Washington, D.C. prior to a September 2 opening night at the National Theatre, 10 years after the original stage production received its world premiere in Sydney, Australia. (more...)

Burke Moses, Whitney Bashor, John Hickok & More Join Kathleen Marshall's UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at Denver Center Theatre Company; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company today announced the complete cast and creative team for the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter (Violet). The production opens for previews on September 12 in The Stage Theatre and will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). (more...)

Country Music Star Craig Morgan Raises Over $60,000 with Annual Charity Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Country music star and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan had a hugely successful weekend as his 8th Annual Charity event raised a staggering $60,000 (more...)

Blake Mills' 'Heigh Ho' To Be Released 9/16 On Verve Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Renowned guitarist, songwriter, and producer Blake Mills will release his highly anticipated second album, Heigh Ho, on September 16th via Verve Records / Record Collection. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the Vineyard Theatre's New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's comedy Billy & RAY this fall, with performances set to begin October 2 and an opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

Terry Davies to Tribute Billy Joel and Elton John at The Grove, 8/8; ABBA FAB Set for 8/9 Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Grove Theatre announces a weekend of entertaining tributes to Elton John, Billy Joel and ABBA. (more...)

Amy Ryan to Join Tom Hanks & Mark Rylance in Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller; Billy Magnussen & Alan Alda in Talks
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

According to Deadline, Amy Ryan has signed on to join Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance in Steven Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, hitting theaters on Oct. 6, 2015. In addition, the report notes that Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen, and Eve Hewson are nearing deals to board the film (more...)

Billy Joel to Be Honored with Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Library of Congress has announced that it will honor legendary musician Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SING, SING, SING a Wonderful Musical Revue at the KC Fringe Festival
by Steve Wilson - Jul 22, 2014

Jughead Theatricals brings Sing, Sing, Sing to the stage of the Heartland Forum in Crown Center. Diane Bulan produces Sing, Sing, Sing in conjunction with the KC Fringe Festival. The Heartland Forum is located in the space once occupied by the American Heartland Theatre. (more...)

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 2 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...)

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...)

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