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Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris Poses with 'Mini-Hedwig' Backstage at the Belasco
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The official Hedwig and the Angry Inch Facebook recently posted a new photo of the show's star, Neil Patrick Harris, posing with Hedwig's tiny stuffed copy. Check it out below! (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Set for Lifetime's THE BALANCING ACT this November
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Broadway Across America has announced that Disney's Newsies will be featured on Lifetime television's award-winning morning show “The Balancing Act” as part of the six-part series “Broadway Balances America.” The Newsies segment will air on Thursday, November 6, and Thursday, November 13, providing exclusive behind-the-scenes excerpts and interviews with cast, creatives, and crew, even experiencing what it's like to dance in their shoes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Roundabout's THE REAL THING - Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

THE REAL THING, by Tom Stoppard and directed by Sam Gold, will play a limited engagement beginning previews on October 2, 2014 and opening officially on October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Below, check out a first look at the stars of Roundabout Theatre Company's THE REAL THING, Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal! (more...)

Caissie Levy, Nic Rouleau, Amber Iman and More Set for FROM MARKY MARK TO MICHAEL at 54 Below, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'From Marky Mark To Michael: Pop Music Of The '90s' on Friday, August 8th at 11PM. Conceived and music directed by Greg Kenna and directed by John Moauro, the evening will take the audience back in time to the 1990s through some of the most memorable hits of the decade. The evening will include songs by Santana, Mariah Carey, Bonnie Raitt, En Vogue and many more. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse to Round Out 2014 with GODSPELL, 8/8-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Totem Pole Playhouse, America's beloved summer theatre located between Chambersburg and Gettysburg, PA in Caledonia State Park, will close-out the 2014 summer season with Godspell, the Broadway musical based on the gospel of Matthew, to be staged as a celebration of the local community. In addition to a cast of ten professional actors from New York City, the production will utilize the musical talents of local children and area churchgoers and choir members. (more...)

The Old Globe to Launch Free San Diego Tour of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the creation of an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will direct the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He plans to cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego M.F.A. Program in classical acting. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances in the Globe's Hattox Hall November 7-9. (more...)

Photo Flash: WHITE COLLAR's Tim DeKay Visits DROP DEAD PERFECT Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company is presenting Penguin Rep's production of the acclaimed DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St -- between 9th and 10th Avenue), which opened on Sunday, July 20th. Tim DeKay, star of White Collar, the USA Network series came to see Drop Dead Perfect, the new hit show starring Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements. He went backstage after to meet and congratulate the actors. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

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

4-D Horror Experience CROSS MY HEART, HOPE TO DIE Seeks Playwrights; Deadline 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Everyone loves to be scared, but especially when it really has you jumping of our your seats in the theater. Dalton M. Dale, Producing Artistic Director of Big Dreamer Productions is doing just that with his upcoming show, Cross My Heart, Hope to Die which is a 4-D theater horror experience, where the audiences Hear, See, Smell and Feel the bloodcurdling experience firsthand. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Seeks Submissions for 2014 TRU VOICES New Musicals Reading Series; Deadline 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) seeks submissions for the 14th Annual TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series. Writers, producers and theater companies are welcome to submit new musicals for consideration in the developmental series. Non members may submit to the TRU Voices New Musicals Series (completed musicals only) for a $25 fee. The deadline for submission is August 8, 2014 (deadline is extended to August 15th for TRU members and shows with a producer attached). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Frankie James Grande Channels Ricky Martin, Sings from EVITA at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2014

MAMMA MIA's Frankie James Grande performed 'And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out)' as Ricky Martin at Broadway Sessions on January 29th, 2013. Watch him sing below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Andy Karl, Bianca Marroquin and More Teach at R.Evolucion Latina's DARE TO GO BEYOND Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Broadway performers including Tony-award nominee Andy Karl (Jersey Boys, Rocky), Bianca Marroquin (Chicago), Courtney Reed (Aladdin), Vince Oddo, Luis Salgado and Michelle Aravena (Rocky), among others, have participated this week in the 7th Annual 'Dare to Go Beyond' Children Performing Arts Camp, hosted by R.Evolucion Latina. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue Book Club in 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

As a part of their Synergy Series, The Gulfshore Playhouse Book Club will continue in the 2014-2015 Season. The Book Club will focus on titles that relate to the themes being shown on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage throughout the season. From October 2014 to April 2015, he Gulfshore Playhouse will focus on 6 books, with one meeting to discuss each book. The genre of books will vary based on the play that is concurrently in production, and may include fiction, non-fiction, plays, and educational titles. (more...)

VIDEO: It's Here! Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick & More Shine in First Teaser for Disney's Star-Studded INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The first teaser trailer for Rob Marshall's big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical INTO THE WOODS has arrived! The musical will hit theaters on December 25, 2014 from Walt Disney Pictures. Click here to get a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Reviews: OLIVER Doesn't Get Standing 'O' at Porthouse
by Roy Berko - Jul 31, 2014

I had one of my greatest experiences in the theatre when, on June 30, 1960, I attended the opening of 'Oliver!' at the New Theatre in London, England. I was seated 3rd row center! (more...)

'ROCKY HORROR', RENT and 'TRAILER PARK MUSICAL' Make Up m.a.d. Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Today, m.a.d. Theatre of Tampa is proud to announce their 2014-2015 season. (more...)

John Stamos to Guest Star on ABC's Fairytale Musical Series GALAVANT
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

ABC News has confirmed that the stage and screen actor has signed on to guest star on the network's upcoming fairytale musical series GALAVANT, hailing from Dan Fogelman, Alan Menken, and Glenn Slater. (more...)

GYPSY Movie Finds New Scribe; Barbra Streisand to Star AND Direct?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

As BWW previously reported, Matthew Warchus will not be joining Barbra Streisand as helmer for Universal's upcoming GYPSY big-screen adaptation, but now Nikki Finke writes that Babs could be considering a dual role as 'Mama Rose' and director for the project. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DTEG's SON OF A PREACHER MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Denman Turner Entertainment Group (DTEG, Inc.) and Rivers at Rehoboth are excited to present Son of a Preacher Man, written by Vascola Stoney with one performance, Friday, August 1st, on the Upper West Side. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Runaway Stage's NUNSENSE A-MEN
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2014

The Runaway Stage Productions 2014 Broadway Stage season includes a West Sacrament Community Center Black Box Theatre production of Nunsense A-Men. The musical plays now through August 16. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of Sierra Rep's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Shares Their Favorite Things
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2014

The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns, now through August 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and learn about their favorite things! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Backstage at GHOST THE MUSICAL at the Segerstrom Center
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2014

GHOST THE MUSICAL is currently playing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, through August 10, 2014. Click below to go backstage and get a glimpse of where the magic happens! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with George Bernard Shaw's brilliant Pygmalion, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Pygmalion plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from now through August 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Colonel Mustard to Present SPIDER-MAN: THE MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Far and away in a Midwestern land called Nebraska, The Colonel Mustard, a ragtag 501(c)(3) non­profit arts organization, committed to 'living creatively and loving wholeheartedly', continues its mission to bring surprising, inspiring, and free­of­charge entertainment to the city of Lincoln. (more...)

Review Roundup: Atlantic Theater's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by Review Roundups - Jul 31, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon, Liza Colon-Zayas, Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli, and Ray Anthony Thomas. The production opens tonight, July 31 for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 16, 2014 off-Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Set for First Spotlight Night of 5th Avenue Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes audiences to the first Spotlight Night of the 2014/15 season with a free exclusive preview of the show where hopes and dreams take center stage, A Chorus Line. This Spotlight Night is an evening of story and song exploring what makes A Chorus Line one of the most enduring musicals of all time and the life of creative genius that crafted it. Hosted by Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Spotlight Night gives the exclusive backstage access and a sneak preview of this groundbreaking hit show. (more...)

Ron Funches, Gilbert Gottfried, Rob Schneider and More to Bring Laughs to Caroline's on Broadway This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Carolines on Broadway announces its all-star line-up of talent for the month of August 2014, highlighted by headliners Ron Funches, star of NBC's "Undateable," August 1 - 3; Donnell Rawlings, "Ashy Larry" from Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show" and from MTV2's "Guy Code," August 7 - 10; Gilbert Gottfried, from Sirius XM's "The Howard Stern Show," one night only, August 14; Todd Barry, from FX's 'Louie' and his film 'Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour,' August 15 and 16; John Witherspoon, from the "Friday" films and Adult Swim's new comedy series "Black Jesus," August 21 - 24; and Rob Schneider, from NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and the films "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" and "Grown Ups," Labor Day Weekend, August 28 - 31. (more...)

Broadway In New Orleans to Open Season with CHICAGO; Tickets On Sale 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film - John O'Hurley - will return to the road to reprise the role of Billy Flynn in select cities. (more...)

Paige Davis & John Cariani to Lead Barrington Stage's DANCING LESSONS, Running 8/7-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the world premiere of Dancing Lessons, the new romantic comedy by playwright and BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain from August 7 - 24. Opening night is August 13 at 7pm. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Producers Howard & Janet Kagan have announced that Jackie Hoffman will join the upcoming Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN as "Madame Dilly." Directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') ON THE TOWN is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

BBC AMERICA Announces Special Programming & Theatrical Events for New Season of DOCTOR WHO
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

It's a new beginning for the iconic series that explores all of space and time, as award-winning actor Peter Capaldi takes on the role of the mysterious time traveler, the Doctor. (more...)

Hennepin Theatre Trust Welcomes Judy Joseph to Staff, Travis Barkve to Board
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Hennepin Theatre Trust is pleased to announce that Judy Joseph has joined the organization as Vice President of Programming. Joseph brings nearly 30 years of experience working at various sized venues including large performing arts centers such as the Straz Center and the Broward Center in Florida. She adds her expertise to an existing Trust team that successfully programs hundreds of events ranging from tours of Tony winning Broadway shows, concerts and comedy to local collaborations presented in the prestigious Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Adds Second SubCulture Show, 8/4
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Multi-award-winning composer/lyricist and acclaimed concert performer Jason Robert Brown is set to headline a new intimate solo show along with backing band Caucasian Rhythm Kings next month at NYC concert venue SubCulture and a second performance has just been added. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ciara Renee & More Set for NAMT's Songwriter Spotlight Concert at 54 Below, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present its Songwriter Spotlight concert at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on August 25 at 7pm. (more...)

Broadway's Patti Murin Brings 'Literally Patti Murin' to 54 Below 8/11
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 31, 2014

Don't let that ingenue face fool you - this girl's got steel pipes and the mouth of a sailor. One of Broadway's most appealing leading ladies, Patti Murin has starred in Wicked, Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu, Love's Labour's Lost, Emma, and, most recently, Fly By Night. Now she is bringing her signature vocal sound and sharp comedic timing to 54 Below. For her solo show debut, Patti will forgo the safety of standards to perform songs (almost) exclusively from the new musicals in which she has originated a role. It will literally be one of the best nights of your (her) life. (more...)

Zonya Love, Allysone Kaye Daniel, Nathanial Stampley & More to Lead Milwaukee Repertory Theater's THE COLOR PURPLE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for The Color Purple, the glorious musical saga which opens Friday, September 26, 2014 and runs from September 23 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - More Fantastical Family Night
by Guest Blogger: Libby Servais - Jul 31, 2014

"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." - Jack London (more...)

CM's Miscast Cabaret Set for 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This one-night cabaret will feature appearances form some of your favorite CM singers portraying characters they would never normally play due to age, gender, voice type, race, etc. Miscast will be an exciting night to reexamine the characters we think we know. Expect surprise song selections from popular and classic Broadway shows. (more...)

Birdland to Present Birdland Big Band, Sean Harkness Duo & More, Week of 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 11 - August 17, including The Birdland Big Band, Sean Harkness Duo, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, with Special Guest Warren Vache, and more! (more...)

Tennis Pro Wozniacki Announces She Will Run New York City Marathon on CBS THIS MORNING
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

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Casting Legend Marion Dougherty to Receive 2014 Governors Award at Creative Emmys
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Late casting director Marion Dougherty - known for discovering All in the Family's Archie Bunker, will receive the 2014 Governors Award at the 66th Creative Arts Emmys. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lindsay Mendez & Marco Paguia Return to Birdland Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

On Monday, July 28, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the return of Lindsay Mendez & Marco Paguia. The duo was accompanied by a spectacular group of musicians, including a dazzling horn section. (more...)

Parks Concert Series Continues with Karen Mason & William Michals, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The 7th Season of The Parks Concert Series, (formerly The Concerts for City Greens), a free outdoor concert series, continues on Wednesday, August 13th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, August 14th at 6:30pm.) at Tudor City Greens, and will feature professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, classical and opera scene. All performers donate their time and talent for these concerts. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald to Return to Broadway's CHICAGO in New Role Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald rejoins the Broadway cast of CHICAGO as Billy Flynn -- his second starring role in the acclaimed production-- beginning Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

A favor y en contra - Hemos visto: 'Per sobre totes les coses'
by Javier A. Gabrielssön - Jul 31, 2014

BroadwayWorld Spain ejercer la mejor de las criticas posibles, por eso dos de sus redactores hemos acudido a ver la adaptacion de Bare en Barcelona, dirigida por Daniel Angles y producida por el Teatre Gaudi. A Siscu Valenzuela le ha tocado ejercer de poli malo, y a mi, Javier Gabrielsson de bueno. Asi podemos ofrecerte una vision mas completa y que todo el mundo nos siga queriendo. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Present NNPN Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, proudly presents the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of Colossal by playwright Andrew Hinderaker September 3 - 28, 2014 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Colossal is a recipient of a 2014 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award and a winner of The Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award. (more...)

BWW TV: He's Back! Constantine Maroulis Returns to ROCK OF AGES in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of Rock of Ages, including: original cast member Constantine Maroulis, carrie St. Louis, Cody Scott Lancaster, Josephine Rose Roberts, Katie Webber, Alyssa Herrera, Becky Riker, Michelle Duffy, and Kristolyn Llyod . Check out clips of 'Don't Stop Believin',' 'Here I Go Again,' and 'More Than Words/Heaven/To Be With You' below! (more...)

Roger Daltry Rocks Out With TOMMY's 'Pinball Wizard' At Live Show
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 1, 2014

Iconic rock superstar Roger Daltry revisited a classic song from the revolutionary rock opera The Who's TOMMY at a live gig earlier this week and a performance clip is now available to view. (more...)

Airy Poster Set For New Broadway-Themed Film BIRDMAN
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 1, 2014

Michael Keaton has joined Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis in the cast of screenwriter and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's new theatre-themed feature film BIRDMAN, in the lead role. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: First Midnight! INTO THE WOODS Casts A Spell Onstage & Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 1, 2014

Today we are celebrating the lineage of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's family-friendly fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS now that we have gotten our very first glimpse of the new big screen edition starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp late this week via an attention-grabbing new teaser trailer and production photos. (more...)

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