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Ridgefield Playhouse to Host GREAT GATSBY Film Event, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” So wrote the great American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in one of the finest works of fiction by any of this country's great writers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession”, is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s and a true classic of twentieth-century American literature. The Great Gatsby, which depicts the dark side of the American dream, a world of gangsters, wild parties and reckless people who had a way of destroying people's lives, was the perfect story for the silver screen. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of SIDE SHOW, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, opens on Broadway this fall. Below, check out photos of the marquee that just went up at the St. James Theatre. Tonight, the marquee lights will be dimmed in honor of the legendary Joan Rivers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Broadway's SIDE SHOW Photo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of SIDE SHOW revealed the production's key artwork last month, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett. Directed by Academy Award-winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2), who will be making his theatrical directorial debut with the production, Side Show opens on Broadway this fall. Go behind the scenes at the photo shoot below! (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...)

12 Days of Barbra Streisand - FLASH FRIDAY: Barbra On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 5, 2014

Today we are focusing our attention on the early rise to fame of iconic stage and screen superstar Barbra Streisand on Broadway. (more...)

Carla McDougal Hosts Book Signings and Events in September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014


Ben Forster Joins Cast of EVITA at Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

He shot to fame after winning the ITV show 'Superstar' which led him to front the UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical - and now Ben Forster is back and joining forces with musical theatre's greatest partnership once again. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli Releases Simultaneous Recordings This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On October 21, Andrea Bocelli simultaneously releases two new packages representing the varied and impressive musical gifts of one of the world's most celebrated tenors. (more...)

Author Calvin Woodill Releases SOLAR SHOCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

DAWSON CREEK, Canada (more...)

Poet-author Charles Hooks Offers Tribute to His Dad in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Baton Rouge, LA (more...)

CARRIE - THE MUSICAL Makes Melbourne Premiere at Chapel off Chapel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Ghost Light in association with Moving Light Productions will present the Melbourne premiere of CARRIE- THE MUSICAL for a three-week season at Chapel Off Chapel from tonight, September 25. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THREE SISTAHS Returns Triumphantly to Metro Stage
by Andrew White - Sep 24, 2014

This is one of the most fabulous, intimate musicals you will ever see: Metro Stage's revival of Janet Pryce and Thomas W. Jones II's Three Sistahs features a brilliant, gospel-inspired musical score by local composer William Hubbard and one of the strongest casts on the DC theatre scene; it all adds up to an unforgettable family portrait. (more...)

The Winners! 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Honor The Best of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 23, 2014

The 10th Annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony will celebrate the Off-Off-Broadway Theatre community and honor this past season's greatest achievements. The awards will be presented by celebrities from the theatre community at large. (more...)

Scoop: NASHVILLE on ABC - Wednesday, October 8, 2014
by - Sep 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on NASHVILLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 8, 2014! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Shonn Wiley Talks UNDER THE STREETLAMP
by Linda Ann Watt - Sep 22, 2014

Shonn Wiley, one of the leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical 'Jersey Boys' delivers an evening of unforgettable entertainment in Under the Streetlamp. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS' Donny Most to 'Sing and Swing' at 54 Below, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Donny Most in Donny Swings and Swings on October 22, 2014, Donny Most, best known as "Ralph Malph" from the long running hit television show Happy Days, and his 7 piece band, bring the songs of Sinatra, Darin, Martin, and more to life through his interpretations and creative arrangements. The swing era and 50s cool are fused together in one very unique show as Donny shares stories from Happy Days and beyond. Recently, Donny was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show Glee, as well as a starring role in the indie film The Yankles. Join him at 54 Below for his NYC solo concert debut! (more...)

Circle X Theatre Co. Presents Newest Readings, 10/06-11/03
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Circle X Theatre Co. celebrates the new work of Meredith Stiehm, Bill Lawrence, Tim Mason, Lee Blessing, Fielding Edlow, and Lina Patel with their newest reading series October 6th - November 3rd. (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...)

Steve Solomon to Perform at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8 pm, author/performer Steve Solomon returns to The Grand 1894 Opera House with his latest laugh-out-loud, one-man show, Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt…The Therapy Continues. (more...)

Demisch Danant Honors Legendary Decorator with Exhibit, PARIS MATCH, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Demisch Danant will present Paris Match: Henri Samuel and the Artists He Commissioned, 1968-1977, an exhibition exploring the legendary decorator and international tastemaker's unique engagement with French fine artists through the furniture and functional objects he commissioned in the 1970s from such figures as Ce?sar, Francois Arnal, Guy de Rougemont, and Philippe Hiquily. Acclaimed as one of the first experts in mixing design genres and periods, Samuel was also one of the first to invite contemporary artists to making furnishings. His remarkable talent for unexpected juxtapositions became the keystone of “the Samuel style” and his eclectic sophistication challenged the prevailing bourgeois notion of “matching” interiors. (more...)

Jane King Releases A FOX IN THE FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014


Winning Gospel Musical IN LOVE WITH TYRONE Eyes 2015 Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Playwright Ericka Nicole Malone is looking to take her popular Gospel Musical 'In Love with Tyrone' to the Big Apple and is currently in talks with directors and producers to bring the touring show to Broadway for a run on the 'Great White Way.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Twins Are Back in Town! NYC Celebrates the Broadway Return of SIDE SHOW
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 10, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, opens on Broadway this fall. Side Show is inspired by the remarkable true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, who were legends in their time and the highest paid performers on the vaudeville circuit. Side Show is their heartwarming search for First Love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight. Mr.Condon's vivid production of Side Show seamlessly blends the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour. The cast and creative team met the press for a special even last night and BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAKE ME HOME – THE MUSIC & LIFE OF JOHN DENVER delights Denver fans in this moving tribute
by Jade Kops - Sep 1, 2014

The historic State Theatre in Sydney was filled with John Denver fans on Sunday night and they were not disappointed. New Zealander Bevan Gardiner recreates Denver's sound beautifully and even looks like the man he pays tribute to with blonde hair and western shirt. The show, produced with John Denver Management approval and support from Denver's personal manager and friend Harold Thau, is a mix of concert and documentary of Denver's life with projections of archival footage, voice over and live music. (more...)

The Brewing Dept. to Present BOBRAUSCHENBERGAMERICA, 8/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

The Brewing Dept. will present a free, outdoor production of Chuck Mee's bobrauschenbergamerica directed by Emily Kaplan this August. The production runs August 14 - 30th, 2014 at 108th Street Lawn in Riverside Park (enter at 108th Street and Riverside Drive). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - OWN to Premiere Docu-Series THE SPECIALS This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The groundbreaking docu-series shares the funny, honest story of five housemates with intellectual disabilities living the classic student lifestyle in England. (more...)

OWN to Debut THE SPECIALS, 9/7
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the television debut of “The Specials.” The groundbreaking docu-series shares the funny, honest story of five housemates with intellectual disabilities living the classic student lifestyle in England. All 13 episodes will air back-to-back on Sunday, September 7 from 2:30 – 9 p.m. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 9/5/2014 - 9/5/2014
by BWW - Aug 31, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 9/5/2014 - 9/5/2014! (more...)

OWN Announces September Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has released highlights of its upcoming September 2014 schedule. (more...)

The Column to Host VIP Reception of BUYER & CELLAR Star Michael Urie, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

John Garcia's THE COLUMN is very honored to announce today that they will be hosting a very special homecoming/VIP reception for TV/Stage/Film star Michael Urie on the opening night of his critically acclaimed one man show, Buyer & Cellar, which opens Wednesday September 3, 2014 at the Dallas City Performance Hall, Buyer & Cellar is part of the Off Broadway On Flora Series with AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Universal Pictures Signs on as Producer for Broadway's SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show , which opens on Broadway this fall, has just gained a new producer. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has just joined the producing team for Academy Award® winner Bill Condon's theatrical debut as director. (more...)

Paul Weller 'Classic Album Selection: Vol. 1' Digital Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

On September 9, 2014, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release the digital box set Classic Album Selection: Vol. 1 featuring the first five albums from Paul Weller's highly successful solo career as he gathered pace to reach his now iconic and legendary status. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Broadway's Reimagined SIDE SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The producers of the upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show have revealed the production's alluring poster artwork, that features a portrait of leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, and captures the show's blend of vintage show business with the uniquely cinematic aesthetic that comes from the vision of Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2). As previously announced, Mr. Condon is making his theatrical debut as director of Side Show, which opens on Broadway, this fall. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Costume Designer Katherine Snider Talks PETE N' KEELY
by Katricia Lang - Aug 25, 2014

I got the chance to talk to Costume Designer Katherine Snider, the woman who helped put the glitz in Stages Repertory Theatre's glitzy and fun production of PETE N' KEELY. (more...)

Review Roundup: Best-Selling YA Novel IF I STAY Hits Theaters Today
by Review Roundups - Aug 22, 2014

IF I STAY, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, hits theaters today, August 22nd. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Interviews: NASHVILLE Stars on Their Upcoming One-of-a-Kind Concert in Park City
by Tyler Hinton - Aug 20, 2014

Five stars of the critically acclaimed musical television series NASHVILLE will perform in Park City this Saturday, August 23, 2014 in the unprecedented Nashville Cafe concert at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. BroadwayWorld was given the opportunity to speak with both Clare Bowen and Charles Esten about the upcoming concert, being a part of NASHVILLE, and how musical theatre has helped shaped their careers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Erin Davie & Emily Padgett Prep for Broadway-Bound SIDE SHOW's First Photo Shoot
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

As previously announced, the much-talked about dazzling new production of SIDE SHOW will open on Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre, directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Bill Condon, and starring Erin Davie and Emily Padgett. Today, Davie tweeted a sneak peek at the pair's upcoming photo shoot for the Broadway-bound show's key art - check out the photo below! (more...)

Robin Williams Tribute Set for OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, 8/24
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Oprah's favorite moments from Robin Williams' 14 appearances on the 'Oprah' show, airing Sunday, August 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Shane Allison's Rookies Featured on Edge Media
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014


OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces September 2014 Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK announces September 2014 Highlights SEPTEMBER 2014 HIGHLIGHTS (more...)

Maggie Rose to Play Metropolitan Room, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Poughkeepsie native Maggie Rose will be returning to her First Love, American Songbook at the Metropolitan Room on 31 August at 4pm. Rose has been a popular jazz singer around Boston but is now about to take NYC by storm. (more...)

John Oliver to Headline Seattle's Paramount Theatre, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

John Oliver, comedian and host of HBO's new hit show Last Week Tonight, will appear at the Paramount Theatre on November 23, 2014 at 7:00PM. (more...)

OWN Announces New and Returning Series for September
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the network's fall premiere schedule, which includes two new original series plus all-new episodes of returning favorites beginning this September. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Begins Season with Regional Premiere of RODNEY KING, 9/2-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premieres of three thought-provoking productions in its 2014-2015 PRC2 second stage series, kicking off Sept. 2 with Roger Guenveur Smith's powerful new one-man show "Rodney King." (more...)

SIDE SHOW Announces Full Broadway Creative Team! Cookie Jordan, Paul Kieve, Charles LaPointe & More Join Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Making his Broadway debut, Director and Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2) just announced his creative 'dream team' behind the look and feel of his critically-lauded reimagining of the musical Side Show which opens on Broadway this fall. (more...)

Comedian & HBO Host JOHN OLIVER Announces Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

John Oliver, the host of Last Week Tonight, announces a fall tour with 15 dates including a stop at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on December 5, 2014. His last two appearances at DPAC sold out in 2011 and 2013. (more...)

Andy Karl Recounts ROCKY's Rocky Road On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 11, 2014

Legendary multi-Academy Award-winning big screen classic ROCKY hit Broadway this year in a new musical adaptation and the title star, Andy Karl, voices his candid opinion on his dedication to the role and the rocky road the show has endured on Broadway since opening earlier this year as part of a new essay. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST Combines Enchantment and the Wonder of First Love
by Shari Barrett - Aug 11, 2014

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST, the last of his romantic comedies, was written in 1610 and published in 1623. This great romantic comedy has it all: danger, intrigue, politics, revenge, a mighty sorcerer, and his beautiful daughter who falls deeply in love at first sight with the handsome prince who is so conveniently shipwrecked near her island home. THE TEMPEST still exerts an influence over popular culture four centuries later, ranging from "Forbidden Planet" to "Gilligan's Island" to "Lost." (more...)

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts to Welcome Diana Krall and John Oliver this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Today, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announced two new shows in November at the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa). Grammy Award winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall appears Thursday, November 13, 2014. On Friday, November 21, 2014, Live Nation presents Emmy Award winning writer and comedian John Oliver. Tickets are $89.75 and $69.75 for Diana Krall and $45 for John Oliver. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, August 15, 2014 at noon and will be available online at, by calling 707-546-3600, and in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

John Oliver Announces Fall 2014 Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

John Oliver, the host of HBO's Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, announced today a 15-date tour visiting theaters throughout the U.S. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 15 starting at 10:00 a.m. at and through the Live Nation mobile app. For more information about John Oliver and the tour, please visit, (more...)

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