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Tim Bagley Replaces Roger Bart in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Feinstein's at the Nikko This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Due to a scheduling conflict, Roger Bart will no longer be performing in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Feinstein's at the Nikko on September 20 & 21. Acclaimed character actor, Tim Bagley ("Will and Grace," "Monk," "Knocked Up," "Web Therapy"), will be joining the cast. (more...)

Dave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET Plays The Bushwick Starr, 10/8-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Award-winning composer Dave Malloy presents a new song cycle about love, death, and whiskey in GHOST QUARTET, running at The Bushwick Starr, October 8 through November 1, 2014. (more...)

DELIVERANCE Stage Adaptation to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters, 10/10-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome Godlight Theatre Company with the world premiere of James Dickey's DELIVERANCE, based on his acclaimed novel, adapted by Sean Tyler, directed by Joe Tantalo. DELIVERANCE begins performances on Friday, October 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 9. Press opening is Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Please note, there is no performance on Sunday, October 19, and an added performance on Sunday, October 12 at 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

2014 EstroGenius Festival to Kick Off 10/2 in New York City; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Source announces the performance schedule for their 15th Annual EstroGenius Festival, a multimedia performance Festival showcasing female voices from a variety of disciplines, running October 2-November 2 at Stage Left Studio (214 West 30th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue) and the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Beyonce Reveals New Cropped Hairdo on Instagram
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Superstar Beyonce shared photos of her new cropped wavy bobbed hairdo on Instagram over the weekend. (more...)

FST Welcomes Will Luera as New Director of Improvisation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre is pleased to announce the hiring of Will Luera as the new Director of Improvisation. Luera has been working professionally in the world of Improv for the last 17 years. Serving as the Artistic Director of the renowned ImprovBoston and Big Bang Improv, Luera brings with him the experience of not only a director, but also a producer, instructor, and actor. (more...)

'BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY' Delayed Due To Casting Issues?
by Alan Henry - Sep 2, 2014

Marlene Smith's production of BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY may be on hold until further notice. Tickets for the production, which was scheduled to play the Elgin Theatre, were set to go on sale on August 27th - but are not currently available according to Ticketmaster. (more...)

The Mummers Coming to Secret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Following a victory at the Down Under Improv Festival last month, the comedy ensemble [By The Mummers] return with five nights of entertainment this September! (more...)

Conductor Fabio Luisi Guides Zurich Opera, Metropolitan Opera and More in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winning conductor Fabio Luisi continues to dominate the international stage in 2014-15. In his third season as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera, where the programming reflects ever more clearly his unique artistic vision, the preeminent Italian conductor leads new productions of Martinu's seldom-staged Juliette and Bellini's bel canto masterpiece I Capuleti e i Montecchi; revivals of Norma, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Die Frau ohne Schatten; and a trio of Viennese-themed programs with the Philharmonia Zurich. Embarking on his fourth season as Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, he looks forward to premiering important new stagings of Cavalleria rusticana, I Pagliacci, and The Merry Widow, as well as directing a star-studded revival of Macbeth. (more...)

UPDATE: Melissa Rivers Shares Joan Rivers 'Remains on Life Support'
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

At 10:17 this morning, Melissa Rivers, Joan's daughter, tweeted a brief statement on her mother's condition, revealing that she currently remains on life support (more...)

Vacationer Fall Headline Tour Announced, Dates With St. Lucia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Vacationer will be on the road in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Relief, this fall headlining a series of dates beginning September 29th in Charlottesville, VA. They will also play select dates with St. Lucia (tour dates listed below) and just announced, Vacationer will play the countdown to kickoff event at Power Plant Live! in Baltimore, MD with Fitz & The Tantrums on September 4th. (more...)

RETREAT AFTER ME to Debut at Seattle Fringe Festival, 9/17-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Bohemian Dream presents Retreat After Me a new one-act comedy making its debut at The Seattle Fringe Festival. (more...)

Pushcart Players Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award-winning theatre for young audiences, welcomes Paul Whelihan as artistic director for the 2014-15 Season. Pushcart's 40th anniversary repertoire includes musical performances about history, literature, values clarification and cultural diversity. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Opens Tomorrow at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The toe-tapping, heartfelt musical "Always…Patsy Cline" created and originally directed by Ted Swindley is based on a true story. It opens Sept. 3 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. "Always…Patsy Cline" features more than 25 of Cline's classic songs and will run for seven weeks closing Sunday, Oct. 19 with a 4 p.m. matinee. (more...)

Opera Memphis Launches '30 Days of Opera', 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Opera Memphis today announced the launch of 30 Days of Opera, Presented by Evolve Bank & Trust, a Festival of free, short opera performances and related events taking place at neighborhood Festivals, parks, and other public venues throughout Memphis and Shelby County. Complete listings and updates for 30 Days of Opera will be available at OperaMemphis.org. Daily updates will be available on Facebook.com/OperaMemphis and Twitter.com/OperaMemphis, as well as sent to mobile phone users who text “OPERA” to 313131. (more...)

HOAXOCAUST! Joins FringeNYC's Encores Series; Runs at Baruch, 9/11-24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Questing Beast Productions is proud to present the 2014 FringeNYC Encores performances of HOAXOCAUST!, written and performed by Barry Levey, directed by Jeremy Gold Kronenberg (Caroline, or Change - NYIT Award Outstanding Production of a Musical Nominee). HOAXOCAUST! Winner of this year's 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage Reading of Student Play DRIVING ME NUTS, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival is proud to announce the winners of its 3rd annual Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition. In the high school category, Andrea Ameden of Long Trail School wins for her untitled play and in the middle school category, Sean Bottoms of Mettawee Community School wins with his play 'Driving Me Nuts'. Second place goes to Gretchen Ham of Mettawee and Priscilla Hunnewell of the Maple Street School. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs continues the company's aggressive repertory expansion in its third season exploring the range of the male dancer, adding 8 new works to its already extensive list. (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. (more...)

BIRTHDAY PIE to Open New Irvington 'Stage Door Reading Series' this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The casting is completed for the reading of 'Birthday Pie', the award winning 'dramedy', based on the, highly-acclaimed novel of the same title. (more...)

The Studio@620's 2014 Studio Honors Event THE MAGIC OF COMMUNITY Set for 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The Studio@620 has announced this year's Studio Honors will be held on Saturday, November 1st at 6:20 PM for the first time at the historic Coliseum in St. Petersburg. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE SHOPLIFTERS at Arena Stage Raises Questions and Forms Connections through Comedy
by Benjamin Tomchik - Sep 2, 2014

Arena Stage, D.C.'s venerable theatrical institution along the Potomac River, has established a reputation over its last 64 seasons for presenting works that challenge, engage and entertain audiences. The world-premiere production of Morris Panych's comedy The Shoplifters, which opens its season, seems poised to continue that tradition, all thanks to a shoplifter named Alma and a security guard named Otto. (more...)

Brazilian Epic XINGU Available on DVD 9/9
by Movies News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing the Brazilian epic Xingu on DVD September 9, 2014. (more...)

The String Cheese Incident's KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH Announces New Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH, acclaimed keyboardist for jam band icons THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT, recently released his new solo album SPEED OF LIFE on SCI Fidelity Records. (more...)

Erica Papillion-Posey and Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Denver, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Following a sold-out summer European tour, Erica Papillion-Posey, mezzo-soprano, and Clayton G. Williams, baritone, will perform their blockbuster concert series, Souls of the Soil, for Denver audiences. (more...)

The Special Olympics Set for Next METRO FOCUS on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

A new edition of the award-winning MetroFocus premieres in the New York metro area Thursday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21, 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN and 10:30 p.m. on NJTV. (more...)

ARCADIA to Open Lantern Theatre Company's 21st Season, 9/25-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Lantern Theater Company will open its 21st season with a production of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard in an extended five-week run from September 25 - November 2, 2014. To coincide with this production, the Lantern will also present In Arcadia: Celebrating Tom Stoppard's Masterpiece, a four-day Festival featuring a panel discussion about the play's rich and varied themes with Stoppard expert Toby Zinman, a high tea, special performances of some of Stoppard's rarely-performed short works, and other experiential events from October 23 - 26. (more...)

David Morse to Open WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT at Philadelphia Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Award-winning actor David Morse will be the first to perform White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at this year's Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts for one performance only on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. A different actor takes the stage for each performance. A lineup of local favorites, including WHYY's Jennifer Lynn, Leonard Haas, Pete Pryor, Mary Tuomanen and Whit MacLaughlin, will each perform the show only once, seeing the script for the first time as they step on stage. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Present IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A MUFFIN, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The Centenary Stage Company presents If You Give a Moose a Muffin on Saturday September 27th at 11am in the Little Theater on the Campus of Centenary College. In this hilarious music-filled play, a young girl entertains a gregarious moose by giving him a muffin. If a big hungry moose wants a muffin, he'll surely wan some jam to go with it. So begins the comic complications of an adventure that will delight young audience members! (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Thoroughbred Food & Drink Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Officially opening its doors today, Tuesday, Sept. 2, just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival, Thoroughbred Food & Drink (TBTO) is the city's newest bar and restaurant providing a dynamic, nostalgic dining experience. (more...)

Nick Offerman Coming to Santa Rosa's Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts welcomes critically acclaimed comedian and award winning actor Nick Offerman to the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road) in Santa Rosa for a one night only performance of Nick Offerman: Full Bush on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm. From lessons in manliness, to high-spirited sing alongs, to the occasional bout with nudity, Offerman's stage performances are inspirational experiences for those lucky enough to attend. Don't miss out on a humorous evening with one of the top comics in the country. Tickets for Nick Offerman: Full Bush are on sale now and may be purchased for $55 and $40 online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by phone at 707.546.3600, and in person at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Opens the 2014-15 Composer Portraits Series with CHOU WEN-CHUNG, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens the 2014-15 Composer Portraits series with CHOU WEN-CHUNG featuring Brentano Quartet, Talujon, New York New Music Ensemble, and James Baker, conductor on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). Tickets are $20-$30 • Students with valid ID: $7-$18. (more...)

THE LITTLE TIN MAN, Featuring Broadway's Jeff Hiller, Greg Hildreth and Chris Henry Coffey, Debuts This Month
by Movies News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The indie darling, The Little Tin Man, premieres exclusively on Vutopia for the month of September in partnership with Gravitas Ventures. The film will play on the Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks' movie subscription service, Vutopia, for a 30 day run along with an exclusive interview with filmmaker Matthew Perkins. A limited theatrical release is also in the works for this micro-budget comedy, produced for only 100K. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UNCLE VANYA - John Hannah, Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Casting is announced today for a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by multiple award-winning playwright Anya Reiss, premiering on Wednesday 8 October at St. James Theatre. Directed by Russell Bolam, Reiss' adaptation of Chekhov's masterpiece of modern theatre reignites the piece for a 21st century audience, revealing the universal difficulties of impossible love, longing and regret. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for First Seven Wizard World Comic Cons in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) today announced that VIP, three-day and single day admissions are now available for its first seven Comic Con events on the 2015 schedule, through the year's first quarter. (more...)

I AM ME Mobile Performances Begin this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

I Am Me is a site un-specific play and mobile performance. I Am Me is a one woman interactive guerilla style performance piece. I Am Me blends storytelling with an immersive atmosphere. I Am Me is a glass through which the audience can experience familiar surroundings in a new way. (more...)

BWW Blog: NYNW Theater Festival Finalist Advises 'Write What You Know'
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 2, 2014

When it comes to writing, there's a well-known adage that advises, 'write what you know.' Three years ago, I embraced that age-old wisdom and set out to write my first play. (more...)

First Annual Rahway Bands & Brews Festival Set for 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The 1st Annual Rahway Bands and Brews Festival will bring a choice selection of independent beer and independent music to downtown Rahway on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. (more...)

Applications Now Open for Baxter's 2015 Zabalaza Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The Baxter's Zabalaza Theatre Festival is calling for applications from theatre-makers, directors, script writers, community groups and theatre companies to participate in the 2015 Zabalaza Theatre Festival. The highly popular development Festival will take place at the Baxter Theatre Centre from 20-28 March 2015 and the deadline for applications is 3 October 2014. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THEY CALL ME Q Begins New Fall Schedule Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Beginning tonight, the Off-Broadway smash THEY CALL ME Q is adding Tuesday evenings to its fall playing schedule at St. Luke's Theatre. The award-winning THEY CALL ME Q opened on June 4th to unanimous rave reviews, led by the Village Voice which lauded the emotionally charged comedy for delivering "a winning tale thanks to author and actor Qurrat Ann Kadwani's dead-on impersonations of New Yorkers and some unselfconscious spoofing of her own immigrant iterations growing up tough in the Bronx." (more...)

Rite of Summer Music Festival Concludes with A BIGGER PICTURES, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Rite of Summer Music Festival presents the final concerts of its 2014 season as Grand Band performs “A BIGGER PICTURE” on *Saturday, September 6th at Colonels' Row on Governors Island, NYC. Featuring two free one-hour programs of contemporary six-piano music including the world premiere of Yale composer Ben Wallace's A Road You Can Go, a circus-like, funk-inspired piece for a panoply of keyboards, auxiliary percussion, melodicas, toy pianos and a solo keytar, New York premieres by Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon and Grand Band member Paul Kerekes, as well as Steve Reich's seminal classic Six Pianos. Grand Band is made up of pianists Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Lisa Moore, Isabelle O'Connell and ROS Co-Director Blair McMillen. (more...)

MidAtlantic Opera to Present RIGOLETTO, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The MidAtlantic Opera Company will present a fully-staged production of Giuseppe Verdi's well-loved classic, Rigoletto, conducted by Jason C. Tramm and stage directed by Eric Gibson. (more...)

THE RIME to Play United Solo Festival, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

THE RIME, a captivating one man theatricalization of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem, featuring Gabriel Portuondo, World Premiere, Monday, September 22 at 7:30 PM, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival. (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Begins 9/9 at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The Public Theater begins performances for the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub on Tuesday, September 9, beginning the 2014-15 downtown season at Astor Place. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. This shockingly funny and moving new show will run through Saturday, October 11 at Joe's Pub, with an official press opening on Wednesday, September 17. (more...)

THE BARBER Set for World Premiere at Busan Int'l Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Chapman Filmed Entertainment's debut feature “The Barber” (formerly “Trigger”), starring Scott Glenn (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Training Day”), and directed by Chapman alumnus Basel Owies, has been made an official selection of the 19th Busan International Film Festival (more...)

MADE IN CONGO Set for United Solo Festival, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

An epic journey into the heart of Africa! Canadian hit play MADE IN CONGO will have its US premiere as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival on November 5, 2014 at Theatre Row on Broadway. (more...)

Fathom Events, Warner Bros & TCM to Bring GONE WITH THE WIND Back to Theaters Nationwide
by Movies News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Scarlett O'Hara won and then lost Rhett Butler, Atlanta burned and the antebellum South was shown in all its splendor and decimation in one of cinema's most treasured and most successful films, “Gone With the Wind.” (more...)

Robert Llewellyn, THE SHIPWRECKED HOUSE and More Set for Canada Water Culture Space, Autumn 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Canada Water Culture Space, the intimate theatre hidden amongst the books of Canada Water Library, will be full to the brim with a cracking programme of new ideas, theatre, comedy, music and shows for all the family. (more...)

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