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First Production Photos From INTO THE WOODS Movie! Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 30, 2014

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS may find some salvation later this week if new reports are correct that a teaser trailer is on its way. (more...)

New Musical 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Begins Performances Tomorrow at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a world premiere musical with book, music & lyrics by ═var Pall Jonsson, based on a story by ═var and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances begin tomorrow, July 31st, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 30th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 30, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Our biggest musical theaters check in: Broadway In Chicago, the Marriott, the Drury Lane, the Paramount and Munster's TATC, plus Victory Gardens' special events, BoHo's 2015 season, 'The Book Of Merman' and new works from Jane Austen and the Everleigh Club! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Featured on OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The season finale of the Emmy nominated series "Oprah's Master Class" with multiple award-winning living legend Cicely Tyson airs Sunday, August 3 at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Lerner and Loewe's BRIGADOON Comes to Music Circus, 8/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The musical theatre classic Brigadoon, with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is the fourth show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 5 - 10. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Trailer To Premiere On ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT?
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 30, 2014

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS will apparently find some salvation later this week when the long-awaited teaser trailer premieres on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT if new social media suggestions are correct. (more...)

METAL ALL STARS Set for Special One-Off UK Concert, Dec 16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

There have been quite a few unmistakable characters that heavy metal has given us over the years. On Tuesday 16th December 2014, an impressive amount of these renowned names, including Zakk Wylde, James LaBrie, Gus G, Joey Belladonna and Dave Ellefson and many more, will unite as the 'Metal All Stars', for a special one-off UK concert at O2 Academy Brixton, London. (more...)

Kate Blumberg, Todd Weeks & More to Lead La Jolla Playhouse's KINGDOM CITY this Fall; Jackson Gay to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its upcoming world-premiere production of Kingdom City, by Sheri Wilner, directed by Jackson Gay. The production runs September 4 - October 5 (press opening on Friday, September 12 at 8pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, and tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

PRIMARY STAGES with David Ives and Billy Porter, Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER and More Set for Fall 2014 WORKS & PROCESS Series at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2014 season, including three offsite programs presented in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Claybourne Elder, Brynn O'Malley and More in Rehearsals for Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award«-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at John Leguizamo, Billy Joel, Kim Cattrall and More in PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS: THE BOOMER LIST
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50. American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering nationwide Tuesday, September 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomers-one born each year of the baby boom-including New Age guru Deepak Chopra (b. 1947), singer-songwriter Billy Joel (b. 1949), fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger (b. 1951), author Amy Tan (b. 1952), actor Kim Cattrall (b. 1956), environmentalist Erin Brockovich (b. 1960) and artist David LaChapelle (b. 1963). Click below for a sneak preview of the documentary! (more...)

VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Continues Tomorrow at 54 Below with Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Christine Pedi and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Tomorrow night, July 31, is the second of three performances of 'Villain: DeBlanks' benefitting BC/EFA. Written by Billy Mitchell, "Villain: DeBlanks" is a late-night fundraiser where the cast needs the audience as much as the audience loves the cast. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Trailer for Signature's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award«-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Second Stage's SEX WITH STRANGERS
by Review Roundups - Jul 30, 2014

Second Stage Theatre continues its 35th Anniversary Season with Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS, directed by David Schwimmer and featuring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen. The show opens tonight, July 30, off-Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Keller Williams' Grateful Grass Releases New Album, DOS, to Benefit the Rex Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Today, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams and Grateful Dead's Rex Foundation release DOS. DOS is the second Keller Williams' Grateful Grass album to benefit the charitable non-profit organization started by the Grateful Dead to give grants to a variety of worthwhile causes. DOS is available for digital purchase now at nugs.net, with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit The Rex Foundation. (more...)

HBO's REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER to Conclude First Part of Season 12, 8/1
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER concludes the first part of its 12th season FRIDAY, AUG. 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO (more...)

Central City Opera to Present THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 8/2-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Audiences of all ages can hum along to their favorite songs like "Edelweiss," "My Favorite Things" "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" and title song "The Sound of Music" when Central City Opera (CCO) brings to Denver one of the most popular Broadway productions of all time, The Sound of Music. Rodgers and Hammerstein II's Tony Award winning musical, which was also an Academy Award winning movie, is Central City Opera's final production for the 2014 Festival. The Sound of Music will be performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex for seven performances only from August 2 through August 10. Directed by Ken Cazan, who also directed CCO's critically acclaimed production of Dead Man Walking this summer, The Sound of Music will be performed in English with a full live orchestra. Single tickets range from $30 to $106. (more...)

Filming Underway on Movie Adaptation of 'The Longest Ride,' Based on Nicholas Sparks' Bestseller
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

PUEBLO, CO - Filming is now underway on the movie adaptation of New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks' novel 'The Longest Ride.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Jessica Grove, Alan Mingo Jr. and More in Highlights of NCT's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2014

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, presents their original production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, their final show of the 2013/14 season. This will be the professional regional premiere of the production, running from July 29 to August 3, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

BWW TV: Lena Hall, Constantine Maroulis, Billy Magnussen, and More Rock BROADWAY THE HARDWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2014

42West just hosted BROADWAY THE HARDWAY last night, July 28. Alongside Tony winner Lena Hall's The Deafening, BROADWAY THE HARDWAY featured Tony nominee Billy Magnussen's Reserved For Rondee with fellow Tony nom Constantine Maroulis, and Rock N Roll Debauchery, including cast members from ROCK OF AGES, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Justin Matthew Sargent, Howie Michael Smith, Robert Cuccioli and More in Bay Street's MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL now through August 31. This musical comedy with book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. Presented in association with Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Joan Raffe& Jhett Tolentino, and Patrick Blake, with additional support from the Joseph Stein Fund for new musicals and Adriane and Jerry Cohen. BroadwayWorld has new production photos below! (more...)

Hershey Symphony Orchestra to Present PIANO MEN: THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Hershey Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2014-2015 season with Piano Men: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Hershey Theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/30/14 - SEX WITH STRANGERS at Second Stage, Rick Bayless in Chicago and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 30, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: SEX WITH STRANGERS opens at Second Stage, Rick Bayless brings a theatrical feast to Lookingglass and more! (more...)

West End Stars to Unite for THE PHILIPPINE DREAM at Leicester Square Theatre, 17 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Summer Strallen (The Sound of Music, Top Hat), Anton du Beke (Strictly Come Dancing), Dianne Pilkington (Mamma Mia!, Wicked) and cast members from Miss Saigon head a glittering line-up of West End stars in THE PHILIPPINE DREAM - a one-off Gala at the Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 17 August to raise money for abandoned and abused orphans in Manila. A special guest host for the evening will be announced shortly. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's SEX WITH STRANGERS, Starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Second Stage Theatre continues its 35th Anniversary Season with Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS, directed by David Schwimmer and starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen. (more...)

CAPTIVATED: The Trials of Pamela Smart to Debut on HBO 8/18
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

When the curtain rose on the murder trial of Pamela Smart murder case 23 years ago, the stage was set for the birth of reality TV. (more...)

Interactive Events Announced for The 2014 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is offering a variety of hands-on culinary experiences and educational seminars to complement this year's program, which includes more than 100 events that take place October 16 19, 2014 throughout New York City. Featuring some of the world's greatest artisanal producers, trade professionals and wine, spirits and culinary personalities, the Festival offers vast opportunities for those passionate gourmands looking for an immersive culinary experience. (more...)

Bobby Collins Comedy Showcase at Patchogue Theatre Set for 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Get Involved Comedy and the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts are proud to present a night of comedy starring BOBBY COLLINS on Saturday, September 6 at 7:00 PM. Bobby Collins is always the funniest guy in the room. (more...)

LPR to Present STRANGE & BEAUTIFUL: The Music & Art of John Lurie, 9/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

(Le) Poisson Rouge haso announce Strange & Beautiful: The Music & Art of John Lurie, a festival celebrating the work of genre-twisting iconoclast John Lurie. The festival will span three concerts at Le Poisson Rouge, one concert at Town Hall, a gallery exhibition in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, and an exhibition at the Cavin-Morris Gallery. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Concept Recording Launch Party at Rockwood
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 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 Írn Gunnlaugsson. Check out highlights below! (more...)

MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL, Starring Howie Michael Smith, Makes World Premiere Tonight at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (tonight, July 29-August 31). This musical comedy book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. (more...)

In Pan-Mass Challenge App, Star Tech CEOs and PMC Alumni Develop Pocket Fundraising and Intelligent Tracking for 100+ mile Ride
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The app helps riders in the annual bike-a-thon manage their personal fundraising campaign on their iOS device (an Android version will be out by year-end). They can email their contacts directly from their iPhones to seek contributions and utilize the application to track response rates and send follow-up messages accordingly. They can also easily thank those who donated to support their ride. (more...)

Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 (HAS '14) at The Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City, Sept. 24-25 has added four keynote speakers representing some of most respected healthcare organizations in the U.S. and beyond. HAS '14, powered by Health Catalyst, is an industry conference devoted to providing immersive learning experiences on the topic of healthcare analytics,an essential element of both accountable care initiatives and population health management solutions. (more...)

BWW JR: Dance Moms and Broadway Kids Perform For a Cause
by Erin Leigh Peck - Jul 29, 2014

Attention Dance Moms and Broadway Kids Fans! Cabaret for a Cause will present a one-night-only concert Aug. 11 at Brooklyn's Galapagos Arts Space to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters. (more...)

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

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

Photo Coverage: Constanine Maroulis, Billy Magnussen & More Rock Out for BROADWAY THE HARDWAY - Part One
by Walter McBride - Jul 29, 2014

42West just hosted BROADWAY THE HARDWAY last night, July 28, featuring HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Lena Hall and more. Alongside Tony winner Hall's The Deafening, BROADWAY THE HARDWAY featured Tony nominee Billy Magnussen's Reserved For Rondee with fellow Tony nom Constantine Maroulis, and Rock N Roll Debauchery, including cast members from ROCK OF AGES, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, and more. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out Part One of our photo coverage below! Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Trailer To Be Released This Week?
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2014

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS may find some salvation later this week if new reports are correct that a teaser trailer is on its way. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jason Bateman Stars in New Comedy THE LONGEST WEEK
by - Jul 29, 2014

Below, check out the all-new trailer for THE LONGEST WEEK, starring Olivia Wilde and Jason Bateman. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Constanine Maroulis, Billy Magnussen & More Rock Out for BROADWAY THE HARDWAY - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Jul 29, 2014

42West just hosted BROADWAY THE HARDWAY last night, July 28. Alongside Tony winner Lena Hall's The Deafening, BROADWAY THE HARDWAY featured Tony nominee Billy Magnussen's Reserved For Rondee with fellow Tony nom Constantine Maroulis, and Rock N Roll Debauchery, including cast members from ROCK OF AGES, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, and more. (more...)

ALL THE WAY's Christopher Gurr to Direct Staged Reading of BALLADEERS PLAY TO THE MOON at Joe's Pub, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Christopher Gurr from ALL THE WAY will direct a staged reading of a new play with music, BALLADEERS PLAY TO THE MOON, at Joe's Pub for one night only, August 4, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

FLYING TORTILLAS, JOHNMAN, JACK WISE and More Added to Scotiabank BuskerFest 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood will welcome even more amazing entertainment - and a healthy dose of silliness - as Epilepsy Toronto, in partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, announces more new and returning acts at its signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. The 15th edition of Toronto's international street performers festival runs Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Yonge Street corridor, from Queen to College Streets (which will be closed to traffic) and surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park, Yonge-Dundas Square and Gould Street). (more...)

J. Roddy Walston & The Business Announce 'Holler and Moan' Fall Tour,
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

After wrapping up riotous performances at summer festivals like Bonnaroo, XPoNential Fest and the Newport Folk Festival this weekend the band will now return to the road this fall to bring back their vivacious headlining show on the 'Holler and Moan' Tour. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre's Youth Ensemble to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 8/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre's Shake-it-up-Shakespeare Youth Ensemble brings its unique take on the classics to Much Ado About Nothing, performed on Stage II, August 21-24. (more...)

Rob Reiner Reveals New Plans to Bring PRINCESS BRIDE Musical to Broadway
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Director Rob Reiner has shared that he still intends to bring his 1987 film THE PRINCESS BRIDE to the Broadway stage, despite recent failed efforts by himself and Disney. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jessica Grove, Alan Mingo Jr. and More in North Carolina Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, has announced the casting for their upcoming original production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, their final show of the 2013/14 season. This will be the professional regional premiere of the production, running from July 29 to August 3, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Consummate Vocalist Jeanne Page Knocks Her CD Preview Show REBOOT Out of the Park
by Don Grigware - Jul 28, 2014

On Sunday July 27 powerhouse vocalist Jeanne Page made a stylish return to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal for a marvelous evening of standards done her way, entitled Reboot. This lady has a unique brand of humor that is intoxicating and infuses every song she sings with the true colors they deserve. She is about to release a CD of her work, so Reboot was a preview of the album. Believe me, it's a knockout! (more...)

The Music Hall Adds Six Shows in 2014-15, Including Pink Martini, Sean Hayes, Skyler and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Music Hall has announced seven new shows coming to its already robust and diverse 2014-2015 season of performances, cinema, and literary events on stage and on screen in two theaters. Tickets for the season go on sale first to Music Hall members Saturday, August 7 and are on sale to non-members starting Saturday August 16. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre to Present NONE OF THE ABOVE, 8/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

None of the Above by Jenny Lyn Bader will be presented by Pegasus Theatre as a Churchmouse production at the Bath House Cultural Center August 14 - 30, 2014. None of the Above will be directed by Jared Culpepper. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

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