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UPDATE: Helen Hayes to Dim Lights in Honor of Joan Rivers; Petition to Reverse B'Way League Decision Up to Nearly 5K Signatures
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Helen Hayes Theater, where Rivers starred in 1994's 'Sally Marr ... and Her Escorts,' will also dim its lights on Tuesday evening. (more...)

UPDATE: Roundabout Theatres to Dim Lights for Joan Rivers; Tally Up to 10
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Now, the list is up to 10 theatres, with the Roundabout Theatre Company announcing that its three theatres (The American Airlines, Studio 54 and the Stephen Sondheim Theatre) will dim their lights as well. (more...)

UPDATE: Disney Joins Jujamcyn in Dimming Theatre Marquee for Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Disney joined Jujamcyn in honoring the late comic by announcing that tonight they will dim the lights of the New Amesterdam theater's marquee, home of their current hit musical ALADDIN, in honor of Rivers. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Leaves Boston for THE LAST FIVE YEARS Premiere; Returns to FINDING NEVERLAND for Tuesday Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

THE LAST 5 YEARS, Richard LaGravenese's (BEHIND THE CANDELABRA) big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, just premiered yesterday at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and Broadway favorite Jeremy Jordan was there for the big event. Jordan, who is currently starring in the Broadway-bound production of FINDING NEVERLAND at the American Repertory Theatre, made the trek from Boston to Toronto after yesterday's matinee to attend the premiere, according to Deadline. He will return to the A.R.T. in time for Tuesday night's performance. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Tony-Winning Costume Designer Ann Hould-Ward Talks Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN CAN
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 8, 2014

BWW speaks exclusively with talented Tony Award-winning costume designer Ann Hould-Ward (Broadway's Beauty and the Beast), the force behind the magnificent costumes for this highly-anticipated production. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/8/14 - 'IMAGINE' Benefit, Christine Ebersole, Teal Wicks and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 8, 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: A starry 'IMAGINE' concert benefits cancer research, Christine Ebersole returns to 54 Below and more! (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Not Dim in Memory of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

According to the New York Times, despite the legendary comedienne's stage credits, the lights of Broadway will not dim in memory of Joan Rivers. Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin told NYT: "Under our criteria people need to have been very active recently in the theater, or else be synonymous with Broadway - people who made their careers here, or kept it up.' (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/8/2014
by - Sep 8, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 9/8/2014. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com Dims Logo in Honor of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

According to the New York Times, despite the legendary comedienne's stage credits, the lights of Broadway will not dim in memory of Joan Rivers. BroadwayWorld.com however has decided to honor the star, actress, and longtime theatre supporter by dimming its logo for the remainder of the day. (more...)

Broadway's Jujamcyn Theaters to Dim Marquees Tomorrow in Honor of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Jujamcyn Theaters President Jordan Roth took to Twitter tonight following the Broadway League's announcement that they would not be dimming Broadway's lights in honor of late comedienne and stage star Joan Rivers, who died last week at the age of 81. (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Sings in First Clip from THE LAST 5 YEARS Movie!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

The first clip has been released from THE LAST 5 YEARS movie, which premiered this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival! (more...)

InDepth InterView Flashback 2011: Joan Rivers Talks Broadway, Hollywood, Reality TV & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 6, 2014

Today we remember stage and screen icon Joan Rivers in honor of her death this week at the age of 81 with this 2011 InDepth InterView. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse Previews Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 6, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee (Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) andDavid Lee. Can-Can's score features some of Cole Porter's timeless classics including 'I Love Paris,' 'C'est Magnifique,' 'It's All Right With Me' and more. Paper Mill Playhouse is launching this Broadway-bound production of Cole Porter's classic musical with producing partner Jonathan Burrows. Can-Can will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from October 1 through October 26, 2014. The company just met the press to preview the new production and you can check out photos from inside the special preview event below! (more...)

VIDEO: Late Night Hosts Fallon, Ferguson & Meyers Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

On Thurday's late night talk show circuit, hosts Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers took time out from the opening monologues to remember the legendary comic. (more...)

Funeral Services for Joan Rivers Set for Sunday in NYC
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Ffuneral services for the late comedian Joan Rivers will be held this Sunday, September 7th at Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El. (more...)

Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan-Led THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie Gets Valentine's Day 2015 Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

RADiUS is proud to announce one of the first major acquisitions of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, with North American rights to THE LAST 5 YEARS, Richard LaGravenese's (BEHIND THE CANDELABRA) big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan ('Smash') star in LaGravenese's highly anticipated film. THE LAST 5 YEARS will celebrate its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 7th at 8:30PM at the Ryerson Theater. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 30 - September 5
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 5, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include meet the press events for ON THE TOWN, Christine Ebersole at 54 Below, the new cast members of CINDERELLA, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Off-Broadway's RED EYE OF LOVE Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre in association with North Haven Arts and Enrichment welcomes Broadway's Josh Grisetti (Broadway Bound, Enter Laughing), Alli Mauzey (Wicked, Cry-Baby), and Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde) to lead the cast of the New York Premiere of Red Eye of Love, a new musical (based on the 1961 play by Arnold Weinstein) with book and lyrics by Arnold Weinstein and John Wulp, music by Sam Davisand scenic design by renowned American artist Robert Indiana. Directed by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling, opening night was last night, September 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities and curtain call below! (more...)

Joan Rivers to Narrate Henry Bushkin's New Johnny Carson Musical; But Who Will Play Her Part?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The New York Post writes that author and lawyer Henry Bushkin is in New York City casting for his new Johnny Carson/TONIGHT SHOW musical, based on his book about the late-night host. Among the roles to be filled is that of Joan Rivers, legendary comedienne who passed away this week at the age of 81. No word yet on who is being considered, but we can't wait to find out who will take on the iconic part! (more...)

NBC to Air Joan Rivers Special Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

In a special edition of NBC's Dateline, 'Celebrating Joan Rivers' will look back at the extraordinary life and legacy of Joan Rivers, airing tonight at 9pm/8c. Friends and fellow comics will pay tribute to the legendary comedienne and television host, including KATHY Griffin, Dick Cavett, Donald Trump, Don Rickles, Gilbert Gottfried and Lily Tomlin. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Joan Rivers Set for PBS Doc WOMEN IN COMEDY Later This Month
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

According to Deadline, one of Joan Rivers's last interviews before her death will be part of a PBS documentary called WOMEN IN COMEDY, airing later this month. Material from AOL's MAKERS will appear in the film, and you can watch a sneak peek at a segment below! (more...)

MISS SAIGON Is Broadway-Bound, But When?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Broadway's waiting list is getting long. (more...)

VIDEO: CONAN Remembers Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Following the news of Joan Rivers's death, Conan O'Brien and guest Chris Hardwick took a moment to remember the comedienne and her legendary spirit. Watch the segment below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/16/2014 - 9/23/2014
by - Sep 23, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/16/2014 - 9/23/2014. (more...)

Breaking News: Sarah Silverman Working on Musical Version of THE BEDWETTER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

This morning on the Howard Stern Show, which airs on SiriusXM Radio, actress and comedian Sarah Silverman revealed that she is currently working on a Broadway-bound musical based on her memoir 'The Bedwetter'. The project features music by Cry Baby's Adam Schlesinger. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/23/14 - Bennett & Gaga Get CHEEK TO CHEEK, BROADWAY SALUTES and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 23, 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: Bennett & Gaga's CHEEK TO CHEEK is out today, Harvey Fierstein hosts BROADWAY SALUTES, JERSEY BOYS welcomes back an old friend, PBS salutes Joan Rivers and more! (more...)

Broadway's Carolee Carmello Comes to The Arsenal Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The FUDGE Theatre Company in association with Matt Phillipps will present Broadway's Award-winning powerhouse, Carolee Carmello in concert -- for one night only -- tonight, September 22 at The Mosesian Theatre at The Arsenal Center For The Arts (321 Arsenal Street, at the corner of Kingsbury Avenue, Watertown, MA). (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/22/2014
by - Sep 22, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 9/22/2014. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Just-Released TV Spot for Broadway-Bound SIDE SHOW!
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2014

Starring Erin Davie andEmily Padgett, Side Show will begin preview performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre on Tuesday, October 28, with an official Opening Night onMonday, November 17. Below, check out a just-released television commercial for the new revival! (more...)

Rehearsals Begin for Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Rehearsals begin today, Monday, September 22, for the upcoming world premiere of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS prior to its engagement at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris where previews will begin Saturday, November 22, 2014 for a Wednesday, December 10, 2014 opening night. The Broadway run of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will begin previews Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night of McCoy-Rigby's GOOD PEOPLE At La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts
by Lily Lim - Sep 22, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT opened the first production in its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning GOOD PEOPLE, written by David Lindsay-Abaire(Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers) and directed by Jeff Maynard(Broadway Bound, Boeing-Boeing). GOOD PEOPLE will feature Katie MacNichol, Anne Gee Byrd, Gigi Bermingham,Wyatt Fenner, Sophina Brown and Martin Kildare. Check out the pics from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 20, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee(Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) and David Lee. The company just met the press to preview the new production and you can check out photos from inside the special preview event below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MacTheatre Has Definitely Got It and Flaunts It in THE PRODUCERS
by Wendi Reichstein - Sep 19, 2014

"I really, really miss high school theatre." This was the first thought I had as I entered, sat and watched, and exited McCallum Fine Arts Academy' production of The Producers. Because I first-handedly know how much work- and how much fun- it is to spend countless hours rehearsing (need to interject that these dedicated students spent their summer rehearsing for this show), running the show countless times, and making several costume and set changes, showstopping numbers, and putting on a beloved Broadway musical on their high school stage look easy. And MacTheatre pulled it off. (more...)

UPDATE: Sources Reveal Identity of Joan Rivers' Doctor; B'Way Stars Among Former Patients
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

A source close to the ongoing investigation into the death of Joan Rivers has revealed the name of the DOCTOR WHO performed a biopsy on the comedienne's vocal cords which led to cardiac arrest. (more...)

Melissa Rivers Thanks Well-Wishers in the Wake of Her Mother's Death
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Joan Rivers's daughter Melissa Rivers took to Facebook this evening to thank everyone for their kindness and support in the wake of her mother's death on September 4, 2014 at the age of 81. (more...)

William Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Karen Carpenter, a producer, director and teacher, a theater-maker for more than 30 years, has been appointed the interim Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts and the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival. The Inge Festival is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, hosted on the campus of Independence Community College, which houses the William Inge archives. (more...)

UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

New information has emerged today on the tragic death of legendary comedian Joan Rivers. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Derek Klena & More Will Make Special Appearance in WUNDERKIND This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Two-time Tony Award nominee LAURA OSNES (Cinderella; Bonnie and Clyde) has joined the cast of Tim Realbuto's Wunderkind. Realbuto, the award winning performer and co-writer of Ghostlight the musical, has been touring his successful not-so-solo solo show about his life growing up in the theatre since July. The next stop on the tour is Monday, October 13th at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at 7:00 PM, with Osnes in tow. (more...)

Judy Norton, Lynn Lowery and Jessica Snow-Wilson to Star in 'I HEAR VOICES' Benefit at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

I HEAR VOICES: SONGS FOR PSYCHOSIS, a benefit concert with proceeds going to Medicinal Missions, produced by Kevin Field and Adam Kern with music direction by Kevin Field and Bryan Blaskie, is set for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Sept 24 for Broadway-Bound N THE QUEEN OF PARIS in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Canadian-based Monlove Enterprises today announced that tickets to the world premiere of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto will go on sale on September 24, 2014. The new musical, which will open exactly one year later, was inspired by the Champagne atmosphere and rags-to-riches romance of Emile Zola's classic novel Nana with its gaslight glimpses into the backstage world of Parisian theatres, 'Joie de vivre' and courtesans' salons. (more...)

Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Queens Theatre will present the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and directed by Michael White. The show will be at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park) on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm and on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm. Join Rupert Holmes, Alan Safier, and Moderator WABC's Sandy Kenyon for a lively talk-back after the 3pm performance on Sunday, September 28. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/15/2014
by - Sep 15, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 9/15/2014. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Finds 'Hearbreaking' Text; Remembers Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld shared a tribute to Joan Rivers today on the COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE Facebook page after discovering the legendary comedienne had agreed to appear on his show. (more...)

Doctor Who Performed Joan Rivers's Endoscopy Steps Down
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

ABC News reported today the doctor that performed the endoscopy on comedy legend Joan Rivers, which lead to the performer's cardiac arrest, is stepping down at Yorkville Endoscopy. Rivers died on September 4 after a week on life support. She was 81. (more...)

Clinic Where Joan Rivers Had Outpatient Procedure Denies Performing Patient Biopsies
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Yorkville Endoscopy clinic issued a statement in which it insists that 'a biopsy of the vocal cords' had never been done at their facility. (more...)

MCC Extends Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney, has been extended due to popular demand now through October 19, 2014. The production was originally scheduled to close on October 12, 2014. The Money Shot stars Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller and Gia Crovatin. Performances began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/11/14 - THIS IS OUR YOUTH Opens, Yale Drama Prize and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 11, 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: THIS IS OUR YOUTH takes its first official bows on Broadway tonight, the Yale Drama Series Award ceremony will be held this evening, and more! (more...)

Tim Realbuto's WUNDERKIND Tour to Honor Joan Rivers at the Laurie Beechman; Orlando, LA on the Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Award winning actor/writer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight; The Emperor's Club), who recently had a critically acclaimed and sold-out (not-so-solo) solo show at 54 Below entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help), is currently touring his new show this fall entitled Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind. The new show features Realbuto talking about his life growing up in the theatre, with the help of some very special guest stars. (more...)

Sources Report Outpatient Procedure Error Led to Joan Rivers' Death
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Daily News is reporting that an outpatient procdure that a doctor performed on Joan Rivers during a planned endoscopy led to the death of the legendary comedian. (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens to Star in Broadway-Bound Revival of Lerner & Lowe's GIGI!
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Vanessa Hudgens will play the title role in the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, GIGI. (more...)

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