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Conor McPherson's New Adaptation of THE DANCE OF DEATH to Kick Off 10/18 at A Noise WithinConor McPherson's New Adaptation of THE DANCE OF DEATH to Kick Off 10/18 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens on Saturday, October 18 and runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014. (more...)

A Noise Within Continues Season with THE DANCE OF DEATH 10/12-11/22A Noise Within Continues Season with THE DANCE OF DEATH 10/12-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens on Saturday, October 18and runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014. Directed by Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, this is the West Coast premiere of the new McPherson adaptation, which had its U.S. premiere earlier this year in Chicago. In 2007, Ben Brantley of the New York Times called McPherson "quite possibly the finest playwright of his generation." The cast features Geoff Elliott* as Edgar, Susan Angelo* as Alice, and Eric Curtis Johnson* as Kurt.* Denotes member of Actors' Equity (more...)

SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN to Make NYC Premiere at The Wild Project, 10/24-11/8SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN to Make NYC Premiere at The Wild Project, 10/24-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

ARS Productions and Adriel Saporta are thrilled to announce the NYC premiere of SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN, written by Michael Mitnick and directed by Maggie Burrows. SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN begins performances on Friday, October 24 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 8. Press Opening is Monday, October 27 at 7 PM. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below in Coming MonthsPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This November and December 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Heidi Blickenstaff, Terence Archie & More Set for NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALSAnnaleigh Ashford, Heidi Blickenstaff, Terence Archie & More Set for NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) just announced initial casting for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Michael Cassara Casting serves as the resident casting office for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) is proud to announce final casting for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Michael Cassara Casting serves as the resident casting office for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Online Festival registration ends Friday, October 17. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RIGOLETTO By Oh! Is A Beautiful Opera Of LoveBWW Reviews: RIGOLETTO By Oh! Is A Beautiful Opera Of Love
by Katricia Lang - Oct 14, 2014

These characters are awful, foolish people, and I hate them. Let me illustrate. Just for kicks, the Duke of Mantua, with the help of his court jester, Rigoletto, seduces Countess Ceprano, wife of Count Ceprano. After helping the Duke bed the countess, Rigoletto spends a good portion of time mocking Count Ceprano for, I don't know, having a failing marriage? Angry, the Count curses the Duke and his court, and Rigoletto loses his life and everything he loves including his beloved daughter Gilda. (more...)

Emmy Winner Merritt Wever, Peter Friedman & Frank Wood to Star in MCC's THE NETHEREmmy Winner Merritt Wever, Peter Friedman & Frank Wood to Star in MCC's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced initial casting for the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lindsay Mendez and More in NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New MusicalsPhoto Flash: Lindsay Mendez and More in NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, presented by the National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT), kicked off with THE 46TH MINUTE, a concert hosted by Lindsay Mendez and featuring performances by Heidi Blickenstaff, Doreen Montalvo, Mamie Parris, Bryce Ryness, and more. Musical presentations started October 23 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) and included Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton. The Festival concluded on October 24, 2014. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

David Burtka, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below this WeekDavid Burtka, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for November 24-30 Featuring David Burtka, Allison Case, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for November 24-30 Featuring David Burtka, Allison Case, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Nov 21, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Allison Case and Andrew Kober: This is 30, Doreen Montalvo, Burtka, David, Sondheim Unplugged, and 54 Loves Billy Joel: He's Got a Way. (more...)

Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Erin Mackey & More Will Star in Encores! LADY, BE GOODTommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Erin Mackey & More Will Star in Encores! LADY, BE GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Richard Poe, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Kirsten Wyatt will star in George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, the opening production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season, running for seven performances, February 4 - 8, 2015. Lady, BeGood will be directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Randy Skinner. Founding Encores! Music Director Rob Fisher will return as Guest Music Director, and has supervised the restoration of the Gershwins' original score. (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/16/14 - Drama League Awards, FLY BY NIGHT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/16/14 - Drama League Awards, FLY BY NIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 16, 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: the 2014 Drama League Awards and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards are today, plus Fly By Night begins previews off-Broadway! (more...)

Andrew Lippa's I AM HARVEY MILK Wins 'Best Soundtrack/Cast Recording' at Independent Music AwardsAndrew Lippa's I AM HARVEY MILK Wins 'Best Soundtrack/Cast Recording' at Independent Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

The original cast recording of Andrew Lippa's I Am Harvey Milk was just named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as the winner of Best Soundtrack/Cast Recording in The 13th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent music and fans. Representing the broad spectrum of today's global independent music scene, the nominees in over 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe. (more...)

SPACE on Ryder Farm's 2014 Summer Season to Feature LeFranc, Washburn, MTC, EST, Ars Nova and MoreSPACE on Ryder Farm's 2014 Summer Season to Feature LeFranc, Washburn, MTC, EST, Ars Nova and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

SPACE on Ryder Farm, a nonprofit artist residency program announces its 4th season. Housed on an organic farm in picturesque Brewster, NY, SPACE will host over 150 artists as they develop 75 projects. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, Marc Shaiman and More Sign On For IT COULD BE WORSE Season 2 Launch Concert at 54 Below, 7/15Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, Marc Shaiman and More Sign On For IT COULD BE WORSE Season 2 Launch Concert at 54 Below, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 'It Could Be Worse' Season Two Launch Concert on July 15, 2014. (more...)

'BRIDGES' Star Whitney Bashor Comes to 54 Below Tonight'BRIDGES' Star Whitney Bashor Comes to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Whitney Bashor Live at 54 Below tonight, June 26, 2014. Bashor starred on Broadway this season as Marian/Chiara in The Bridges of Madison County, singing Jason Robert Brown's folk-inspired 'Another Life'. Bashor's solo concert debut will showcase wide-ranging vocals, as she explores influences of rock and roll, R&B, folk classics, country and contemporary Broadway standards. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  FLY BY NIGHT Wears Its Romantic Youthful Hopefulness On Its SleeveBWW Reviews: FLY BY NIGHT Wears Its Romantic Youthful Hopefulness On Its Sleeve
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2014

Connolly, Mitnick and Rosenstock's fanciful new musical expresses the human need for explanations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of THE LIGHTNING THIEF Off-Broadway; Full Company Announced!Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of THE LIGHTNING THIEF Off-Broadway; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, is pleased to announce the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF as the featured production of its 26th annual Free Summer Theatre Program in New York City. THE LIGHTNING THIEF begins performances on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and continues through Friday, August 22, 2014. Opening night is set for Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Whitney Bashor Coming to 54 Below, 6/26Whitney Bashor Coming to 54 Below, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Whitney Bashor Live at 54 Below on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Bashor starred on Broadway this season as Marian/Chiara in The Bridges of Madison County, singing Jason Robert Brown's folk-inspired "Another Life". Bashor's solo concert debut will showcase wide-ranging vocals, as she explores influences of rock and roll, R&B, folk classics, country and contemporary Broadway standards. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Justin Guarini, Patti Murin & More to Lead Industry Reading of Stageworks Media's GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN, 6/20Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Justin Guarini, Patti Murin & More to Lead Industry Reading of Stageworks Media's GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Stageworks Media will present an industry reading of GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN, a New High School Musical written by Eric Price and directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell). Set in a prep school, GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN is a modern retelling of the Jane Austin classic Emma, and features a score comprised of contemporary pop songs made famous by female singers, songwriters, and female-led bands. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN will be presented on Friday, June 20th at 11:00 am at 54Below (254 West 54th Street, NYC). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/10/14 - Equity Awards, 'BIKE', 'NIGHT', 'NEW GIRL' Off-Broadway, LaBelle AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/10/14 - Equity Awards, 'BIKE', 'NIGHT', 'NEW GIRL' Off-Broadway, LaBelle AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 10, 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: Actors' Equity doles out awards, off-Broadway is teaming with new shows, Patti LaBelle struts into the guest-starring role in AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

Bryce Ryness, Janet Krupin, Charlotte Maltby and More Set for NYMF Launch Event MEETING OUR HEROES TonightBryce Ryness, Janet Krupin, Charlotte Maltby and More Set for NYMF Launch Event MEETING OUR HEROES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival presents its special opening night launch event 'MEETING OUR HEROES: A Tribute to the Composers Who Inspire Us' at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street) tonight, July 7 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014Patti 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...)

NNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World PremieresNNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 44th, 45th, and 46th Rolling World Premieres: Nathan Alan Davis' Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, and William Missouri Downs' Women Playing Hamlet will receive a total of 12 productions through the Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund in the 2014/15 season. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKEDMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/26-7/27/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/26-7/27/2014
by - Jul 27, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 27, 2014 - Sunday, July 27, 2014. (more...)

'Will You Accept This Final Rose?' Patti Murin to Guest-Recap BACHELORETTE Finale for BWW TV'Will You Accept This Final Rose?' Patti Murin to Guest-Recap BACHELORETTE Finale for BWW TV
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 27, 2014

After the rousing success of Natalie Weiss recapping 'So You Think You Can Dance' last week, BroadwayWorld TV is doubling down on Celebrity Guest-Recappers. This time we have invited Broadway's favorite cheerleader, Patti Murin ('Lysistrata Jones,' 'Love's Labour's Lost,' 'Fly By Night') to recap the epic season finale of 'The Bachelorette' on Monday night. Despite performing with the Skivvies for the first time Saturday, and preparing for her 54 Below debut on Monday, August 11th (click here for full details), Patti graciously agreed. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayTHE LIGHTNING THIEF Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF as the featured production of its 26th annual Free Summer Theatre Program in New York City. THE LIGHTNING THIEF began performances on July 21, 2014 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and continues through Friday, August 22, 2014. Opening night is set for tonight, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

DTC Accepting Applications for Second Year of the Dallas Playwrights' WorkshopDTC Accepting Applications for Second Year of the Dallas Playwrights' Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Playwright-in-Residence Will Power announced today details for the second year of the Dallas Playwrights' Workshop. In addition to a new class of playwrights entering into the program, participants from last year will display their work at two public readings. DTC is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 Dallas Playwrights' Workshop. The application deadline is Monday, July 14. (more...)

Bryce Ryness, Janet Krupin, Jeremiah Ginn and Charlotte Maltby Join NYMF's MEETING OUR HEROES, 7/7Bryce Ryness, Janet Krupin, Jeremiah Ginn and Charlotte Maltby Join NYMF's MEETING OUR HEROES, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL has announced the performers for their special opening night launch event "MEETING OUR HEROES: A Tribute to the Composers Who Inspire Us" at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street) on Monday, July 7 at 7:00 PM. Jeremiah Ginn (Murder for Two), Janet Krupin (If/Then, Bring It On: The Musical), Charlotte Maltby (Les Miserables at the Muny) and Bryce Ryness (Fly By Night, First Date, Hair), will help four emerging songwriters celebrate four of musical theater's most celebrated composers. An intimate, history-making night of songs and stories, this one-night-only concert opens NYMF with music from established and new writers alike and honors the individuals who have made an indelible mark on the musical theater community. (more...)

Smith Street Stage to Bring MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Brooklyn's Carroll Park, 7/23-8/10Smith Street Stage to Bring MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Brooklyn's Carroll Park, 7/23-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Smith Street Stage, Brooklyn's fastest growing Shakespeare theatre company, will present its fifth season of Shakespeare in Carroll Park with a visceral and modern staging of Shakespeare's comedy of wit, Much Ado About Nothing, featuring its most impressive ensemble to date! (more...)

RUSH Ready Their 14 Mercury Albums for Release in 2015RUSH Ready Their 14 Mercury Albums for Release in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

With the release of multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush's self-titled 1974 debut this past April, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) kicked off its own celebration of the legendary Canadian prog-rock band's 40th anniversary since that first album. I (more...)

We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 7, 2014

Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, and Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, is directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. The production officially opens at Broadway's Booth Theatre tonight, December 7, 2014. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Patti Murin, Ben Platt & More Set for BAND GEEKS Concert at 54 Below in JanuaryLindsay Mendez, Patti Murin, Ben Platt & More Set for BAND GEEKS Concert at 54 Below in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

On January 18th an all-star cast will bring the musical Band Geeks to life in a concert presentation at 54 Below. The 7pm & 9:30pm shows will feature Jill Abramovitz (Cinderella, It Should've Been You), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, NBC's Peter Pan Live), Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight), Ruthie Ann Miles (Here Lies Love, The King and I), Mike Millan (Piece of My Heart), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Fly By Night), Ben Platt (Book of Mormon, Pitch Perfect), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies, NBC's Peter Pan Live), and more to be announced soon. (more...)

Congrats! Stage Vets Patti Murin and Colin Donnell Are Officially Getting HitchedCongrats! Stage Vets Patti Murin and Colin Donnell Are Officially Getting Hitched
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Patti Murin took to Twitter earlier today to confirm what observant BroadwayWorld readers might already know -- she's engaged to fellow Broadway star Colin Donnell! (more...)

Brownstone Poets Presents Howard Pflanzer and George Spencer, 2/7Brownstone Poets Presents Howard Pflanzer and George Spencer, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Brownstone Poets presents Howard Pflanzer and George Spencer, Saturday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Brownstone Poets presents: Howard Pflanzer George Spencer Saturday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m. Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 - 596 - 5900 Subways: Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street R to Court Street 4 or to 5 Borough Hall For more directions: http://www.hopstop.com/ (http://www.hopstop.com/) $4 Donation - plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic Curated by Patricia Carragon pcarragon@gmail.com brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ (http://patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/) en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 Bios: Howard Pflanzer is a playwright, poet and director, who immerses himself in the ebb and flow of the universe, pursuing adventures in life, love and creation. Dead Birds or Avian Blues was published by Fly By Night Press (2011). Last July he created, adapted and directed a hybrid poetic performance work, Walt Whitman Opera, with music by Constance Cooper for the undergroundzero festival. He has written epic plays about Freud (Cocaine Dreams), Walter Benjamin (On the Border), Sartre, Camus, De Beauvoir (Living With History), Ted Bundy (Poetry Class With Serial Killer) and other cultural icons. George Spencer is a writer, film producer and director, and visual artist presently working on a large installation combining found objects, reconfigured furniture, soft sculpture, sound, video and lighting. He is a Director of Millennium Film Workshop. His most recent book of poetry, Unpious Pilgrim, was published by Fly By Night Press/Gathering of the Tribes. (more...)

Pearl Sun & Bryce Ryness to Lead LONG STORY SHORT at 59E59 TheatersPearl Sun & Bryce Ryness to Lead LONG STORY SHORT at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company announce the cast for the NYC premiere LONG STORY SHORT, adapted from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and directed by Kent Nicholson. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen PlayhousePaul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

BWW Interviews: As Patti Murin Preps for 54 Below Show, She Talks Skivvies, Sierra Boggess, & Potato ChipsBWW Interviews: As Patti Murin Preps for 54 Below Show, She Talks Skivvies, Sierra Boggess, & Potato Chips
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 8, 2014

Over the past few weeks, we here at BroadwayWorld have been very lucky to welcome Broadway leading lady Patti Murin into our extended family. From recapping the Season Finale of 'The Bachelorette' to interviewing it's happy couple and not so happy runner-up. But now it's time for Patti to get back to what she does best, sing her face off! This Monday, August 11th at 7:00pm at 54 Below, Patti will be performing her first-ever solo show, 'Literally Patti Murin.' She's a little anxious about people actually being in the audience, so help her self-esteem and get your tickets now. The interview will still be here when you get back. (more...)

Broadway's Patti Murin Brings 'Literally Patti Murin' to 54 Below 8/11Broadway's Patti Murin Brings 'Literally Patti Murin' to 54 Below 8/11
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 7, 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...)

Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Sweet alien transvestites will take over the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage on September 11, 2014 in Dallas Theater Center's all new production of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show. DTC's Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell will direct and choreograph this gender-bending, rock 'n' roll spectacle. (more...)

Kritzerland to Celebrate 4th Anniversary with Special Guests Kerry O'Malley and Bruce Vilanch, 9/7Kritzerland to Celebrate 4th Anniversary with Special Guests Kerry O'Malley and Bruce Vilanch, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents its fourth anniversary show -- THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY III -- on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. before the JUST ADDED matinee for brunch/lunch. (more...)

BWW Interviews: VANESSA KAIBWW Interviews: VANESSA KAI
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Aug 13, 2014

Once in a while you see an actor whose performance just blows you away. That happened when I saw A.R. Gurney's Far East for the third time and Vanessa Kai was cast as The Reader. A few years later I saw her perform in the physically demanding and emotionally wrenching two-person show, An Infinite Ache, about a couple who meet, marry and grow old together. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 13, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA below! (more...)

DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Austin/Brooklyn band Foe Destroyer will return to the DTC stage in the upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. The self-described "nerd, grunge, trash, pop" group will take center stage at the Wyly Theatre from September 11 through October 19. (more...)

Broadway's Patti Murin Brings LITERALLY PATTI MURIN to 54 Below TonightBroadway's Patti Murin Brings LITERALLY PATTI MURIN to 54 Below Tonight
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 11, 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...)

Matt Doyle, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below this WeekMatt Doyle, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 11-18, 2014Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 11-18, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Tony Yazbeck: The Floor Above Me, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Patti Murin, Metropolitan Room's 7th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge, and Stop the Presses: Newsboys of New York Rally. (more...)

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