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InDepth InterView: Stephen Schwartz On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, WICKED Onstage & Onscreen, PIPPIN, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, New Stage & Screen Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 9, 2014

Today we are talking to one of the most successful and accomplished composers and lyricists in Broadway and Hollywood history all about his participation in next week's hotly anticipated charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, co-produced with Bruce Cohen, hosted by Jane Lynch and starring Sting and Patti LuPone, among others - the one and only Stephen Schwartz. Schwartz sheds lights on what inspired him to curate the evening, as well as previews some of the entertainment set to be on hand and what audiences can expect from the Dustin Lance Black-penned benefit to raise awareness of gay bullying and support equal rights for all. Additionally, Schwartz looks back at his many major musical landmarks and touches upon the current revival of PIPPIN as well as long-running Broadway hit WICKED and the currently in development film adaptation of it. Plus, Schwartz comments on the upcoming screen-to-stage adaptation of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, currently set to premiere in La Jolla later this year. Furthermore, Schwartz shares news on the development of several current projects he is working on at the moment, including the new stage musical based on the life of Emanuel Schikaneder and the animated big screen A.R. Rahman collaboration MUMBAI MUSICAL, with remarks on the recent stateside premieres of new musical MY FAIRY TALE and musical revue SNAPSHOTS, too. All of that, thoughts on Ariana Grande and Kanye West sampling 'Popular', GLEE covering 'Defying Gravity', reflections on some lesser-known compositions from his solo albums RELUCTANT PILGRIM and UNCHARTED TERRITORY, thoughts on a Broadway production of CHILDREN OF EDEN and much, much more! (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Present New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet in Three Fairy Tales, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Centenary Stage Company will host the NJ Civic Youth Ballet's performances of three classic Fairy Tales, on Sunday, Sept 14 at 2 PM and 4 PM in the Little Theatre on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown. (more...)

Tickets to Emerald City Theatre's HANSEL & GRETEL at the Broadway Playhouse On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre have announced individual tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday, September 5 at 10 AM for the World Premiere of HANSEL & GRETEL: A WICKEDLY DELICIOUS MUSICAL TREAT, with music and lyrics by GRAMMY-nominated Justin Roberts and a book by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director Ernie Nolan. The classic story of Hansel & Gretel reimagined as a rock musical for all ages will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) November 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Producers Don Frantz (Beauty and the Beast) and Jonathan Pollard (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) are thrilled to announce that the new musical comedy DISENCHANTED! will make its New York premiere in a limited 9-week engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St. at 9th Avenue) beginning previews on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Opening night is set for Thursday, December 4, 2014. With book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino, DISENCHANTED! is directed by Fiely A. Matias and features musical staging by Matt West (Lestat). Tickets are available exclusively to Audience Rewards (www.audiencerewards.com) members beginning Thursday, September 11, 2014 and will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 18, 2014. (more...)

Galli Theater to Open New Home with THE UGLY DUCKLING, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Galli Theater will premiere its new show in its new theater home! The company will be moving into The Gloria Maddox Theater and is set to open on October 4th with THE UGLY DUCKLING. The Gloria Maddox Theater is located at 151 W 26th St #7, NY, NY 10001. (more...)

72 Film Fest Returns for Year Nine with Movie Mashups
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Outstanding filmmaking talents will be showcased this October when 72 Film Fest returns for Year Nine. For the first time Students, Amateurs, and Pros from all across the country can compete this year. (more...)

Lang Lang to Perform Mozart with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in a one-night-only all- Mozart program featuring the Piano Concertos Nos. 17 and 24, with Lang Lang as soloist, and Overture to The Magic Flute, Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

GREAT GATSBY PARTY to Return to Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University has announced its September programming, highlighted by the museum's second annual Great Gatsby Party on Saturday, September 20 (7 p.m. - 11 p.m.). This year's lavish reception will feature handcrafted hors d'oeuvres, 1920s-inspired cocktails, period music, dancing and gambling. Guests are encouraged to don vintage or reproduction Prohibition-era attire, as many did when the museum threw its first such themed event last summer. (more...)

RAM SLAM YOUR STORY, HENRY VI PART 2 and More Set for Suffolk University's 2014-15 Season at the Modern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University announces the programming lineup for its 2014-2015 season, featuring conversation, film, and new and classic plays. (more...)

THE OLD MAN AND THE MONKEYS & OTHER CHINESE TALES Returns to Atlanta: Award-winning Dragon Art Studio delights audiences at Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Expert Chinese artists weave together five traditional and not-so-traditional stories of ancient China in The Old Man and the Monkeys & Other Chinese Tales by Dragon Arts Studio. For two weeks only, September 24-October 5, Center for Puppetry Arts will present fables of compassion, consideration and cunning, along with the greatest ping pong match of all time (more...)

School-Plays.com Offers Collection of Plays for Middle and Junior High Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Every student deserves good theatre and that is why Youth Theatre Press has created School-Plays.com. From award winning playwrights, to pioneers in youth theatre, School-Plays.com offers a diverse collection of plays specially designed for middle and junior high schools. (more...)

The Hope Players' INTO THE WOODS to Support Hope for Change Foundation, 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Local non-profit theater group The Hope Players announces the latest in their signature series of fundraising performances - Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's masterpiece Into the Woods. The group is affiliated with The Hope for Change Foundation (HFC) - a Westchester-based non-profit organization that raises money for breast cancer research through theatrical endeavors. (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...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Launches Official Website
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 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 can now peruse the official website for the film, launched today. (more...)

Top Writers Discuss Turning Classic Stories Into Erotica
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

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INTO THE WOODS Unveils New Promotional Poster
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

An eye-grabbing new promotional poster for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been released. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CCT's Summer Youth Conservatory Production, INTO THE WOODS JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Columbus Children's Theatre presents their summer youth conservatory show, INTO THE WOODS, JR, July 30 - August 10, 2014 at The Park Street Theatre. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Extends Through August at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. By popular demand, it will now play through Sunday, August 17. Tickets for the extension will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 29 at noon. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC's GRIMM, CONSTANTINE Attend Comic Con 2014
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Cast and creatives from NBC's Grimm and Constantine attented the '5th Annual Digital Network Party at COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL in San Diego over the weekend. (more...)

Fairy Tales Get Musical Makeover in Libra Theater's ROYAL FABLES, Beginning Previews 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Libra Theater Company, in association with The TR?F, presents the World Premiere of ROYAL FABLES a new musical that explores the lives of classic and not-so-classic fairy tale princesses. Featuring book, music and lyrics by Nick Luckenbaugh, the production is directed by Megan Mekjian starring a cast of 18. Previews begin October 30 at Access Theater. (more...)

The Araca Project Announces Seven Original Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Araca Group has announced the seven shows that will comprise the 2014 Araca Project season, lasting from September 7th until November 2nd at the American Theatre of Actors. Led by Matthew Rego, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger, The Araca Group is a New York City-based Broadway production and merchandising that has served, among others, Wicked, Urinetown, Rock of Ages, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. In addition, Araca is now the largest screen printing and merchandising company on Broadway. Learn more at www.araca.com. (more...)

No Strings Theatre Company Presents INTO THE WOODS at the Black Box Theatre, 7/25 - 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

No Strings Theatre Company presents 'Into the Woods,' directed by Nora Petty, at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces which has performances on July 25 to July 27 and August 1-3. 'Into The Woods' is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It won several Tony Awards including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical in a year dominated by Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Peter Sander and Theatre Arts Japan to Present ROBINSON (TO) CRUSOE at Hudson Guild Theatre, 8/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Director of Drama Desk nominated performance 'Vivien', Peter Sander collaborates with Theatre Arts Japan (Eriko Ogawa, Artistic Director), and theater company Ku Na'u Ka's music director/composer/percussionist Hiroko Tanakawa to present work of Japan's master playwright, Asaya Fujita's 'Robinson (to) Crusoe', an adaptation of D'Introna and Ravicchio's comedy, 'Robinson and Crusoe'. (more...)

THE SONDHEIM REVIEW Presents - Sondheim 101: Into the Woods at 25
by The Sondheim Review - Aug 5, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to kick off a brand new partnership with THE SONDHEIM REVIEW. Each month we'll be bringing you special, and exclusive archives from the quarterly magazine dedicated to the work of the musical theatre and Broadway's foremost composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Each issue contains news, interviews, features, reviews, historical information, upcoming productions in your area, puzzles, and more. Our correspondents in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and all over the world bring you the latest, most accurate information and insights. (more...)

Rob Marshall Discusses Anna Kendrick As Cinderella In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 5, 2014

Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming this Christmas and the director of the enterprise, Rob Marshall, offers some observations on the starry cast of the film in a new interview. (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Welcome Magician Christian Cagigal in OBSCURA, 10/15-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company presents Bay Area magician Christian Cagigal in OBSCURA, an extraordinary presentation of up-close and personal magic. The show runs October 15 through November 2, 2014 at Harry's UpStage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes Look at CCT's Summer Youth Conservatory Show, INTO THE WOODS, JR.
by Stage Tube - Aug 5, 2014

Columbus Children's Theatre presents their summer youth conservatory show, INTO THE WOODS, JR, July 30 - August 10, 2014 at The Park Street Theatre. Check out a behind-the-scenes look below! (more...)

Rob Marshall Comments On Cast Camaraderie & Live Singing In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 4, 2014

A first look at Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been released and the director of the enterprise, Rob Marshall, offers some observations on the creation of the film in a new interview. (more...)

Meryl Streep & Billy Magnussen Behind The Scenes Of INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 30, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)

Trouble Puppet Theater Company Presents 4th Annual Puppet Slam
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2014

Trouble Puppet Theater Company and Glass Half Full Theatre Company present the fourth annualevening of short puppet works, the Austin Puppet Incident, August 22-23 at 8pm and 10pm. The Austin Puppet Incident is a joint creation of Glass Half Full Theatre and Trouble Puppet Theater Company, presenting the work of local and national puppet artists on the Austin stage. (more...)

Emily Blunt On Working With Meryl Streep & Chris Pine In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 3, 2014

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to cinemas this this Christmas via Disney and one of the stars of the film, Emily Blunt, offers some astute observations about her co-stars Meryl Streep and Chris Pine in a new interview. (more...)

New Production Photo Of Meryl Streep In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 28, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)

Chatterbox Audio Theater Releases GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Chatterbox Audio Theater, Memphis's only web-based theater company, is proud to announce the release of its newest production: GRIMMS' Fairy Tales. Performed live as part of the Memphis Children's Theatre Festival in May, this energetic, family-friendly audio recording is a collaboration with Theatre Memphis's touring company ShoWagon. GRIMMS' Fairy Tales brings to life three tales of folklore collected by the Brothers Grimm: 'The Old Woman in the Woods,' 'Little Red Cap,' and 'The Three Little Birds.' The full production runs approximately 40 minutes and is now available for free streaming or as an mp3 download from www.chatterboxtheater.org. (more...)

RAP-PUNZEL to Kick Off Florida Studio Theatre's 'Write a Play' Season, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre's WRITE A PLAY season will kick off in the Keating Theatre with RAP-Punzel by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner. Directed by Associate Artist, Jason Cannon, performances begin in the Keating Theatre on Monday, September 23 and will play through November 14 to students from Sarasota and Manatee County schools. (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts Will Host Annual String Fling Gala, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Center for Puppetry Arts will host its annual String Fling Gala on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead. The gala, which raises more than $200,000 annually, benefits the Center for Puppetry Arts programs such as Field Trip Sponsorship, which provides approximately 70,000 deeply discounted and free admissions for children. Atlanta's most charitable residents are encouraged to support a cause that sparks the next generation's fervor for the arts! (more...)

THE RAJAH'S SON & PRINCESS LABAM to Open Off-Broadway this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Indian-American singer/songwriter, actress and lawyer Nishi Rajan is now adding Director and Producer to her resume of accomplishments. This Fall 2014, she is producing the first musical of its kind in New York City: an Indian musical she wrote called 'The Rajah's Son & Princess Labam.' The show will open November 7th, 2014 Off-Broadway at the Medicine Show Theatre on 52nd Street and will run for three weeks. (more...)

The Book People Launches Online Back-to-School Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

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PETER PAN IS DEAD To Be Featured in Philadelphia Fringe Festival, 09/06-09/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Brandon Monokian's New play 'Peter Pan is Dead' will be featured in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival from September 6th to the 21st. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Will Offer Youth Classes for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is pleased to reveal its Youth Acting Classes for the 2014-2015 school year. Each Orlando Shakes Youth Class focuses on skill sets that benefit students in everyday life, as well as on stage. (more...)

Rob Marshall Talks Meryl Streep & Johnny Depp In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 2, 2014

Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming this Christmas and the director of the enterprise, Rob Marshall, offers some observations on the starry cast of the film in a new interview. (more...)

BWW Recaps: TEEN WOLF Hey, Mr. D.J., Stop Playing That Song!
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 19, 2014

Remember last week when Scott faked his death so we could figure out who the Benefactor was? Remember when we were all convinced that Lydia's grandmother was the Benefactor? In all honesty, could we have BEEN more wrong? Is your jaw still dropped or is it just mine? Okay so if THAT didn't deserve a WTF, I don't know what does. That felt more like a finale than a regular episode. (more...)

New Sondheim INTO THE WOODS Song Cut from Final Version; Marshall Calls Streep's Voice 'Off the Charts'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

INTO THE WOODS director Rob Marshall reveals that a previously reported new Sondheim-penned song for Meryl Streep's character 'The Witch' did not make the film's final cut. (more...)

New INTO THE WOODS Still of Meryl Streep as The Witch Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

A new still of Oscar winner Meryl Streep as The Witch in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS, has been shared (more...)

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company Returning to Joyce Theater, 10/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The internationally renowned Lar Lubovitch Dance Company returns to The Joyce Theater with two dances based on ancient myths: the world premiere of The Black Rose and a re-conceived production of Artemis, originally created for American Ballet Theatre in 2003. (more...)

BWW Interview: Back to the Woods! NYC -Bound INTO THE WOODS Team Reveals Details on Their Shakespeare-Inspired Reimagining, the Old Globe Run, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld just chatted with directors Steinfeld and Brody (who also play the Baker and Lucinda/Wolf/Cinderella's Prince respectively), as well as Fiasco Theater Co-Artistic Director cast member Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife) about the thrills of bringing the show to life, the concept of their re-imagined version and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Clear Creek Community Theatre to Present INTO THE WOODS, 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

How far would you go to make your wish come true? Favorite Grimm's characters find out when they take a journey into the woods. It's a magical, bewildering place full of witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers, where familiar Fairy Tales get tangled up together. Wishes come true here, but at a price. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Soundtrack Now Available For Pre-Order
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 1, 2014

An eye-grabbing new promotional poster for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been released. (more...)

New Memoir, 'A Dress, a Tie, and a Ring' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

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BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS Again! Watch the New Teaser Trailer in High-Definition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2014

Just yesterday BroadwayWorld brought you the new teaser tailer for the highly anticipated Into the Woods film, which hits theatres this Christmas. Now, treat yourself again to the sneak peek- this time is glorious high definition! (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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