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Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate have been cast in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21st November 2014 - 7th March 2015. Press Night is Monday 1st December, 8pm. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Ben Crawford, Christina Bianco and More to Join Baltimore Symphony for BROADWAY STANDING OVATIONS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Jack Everly will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in its first SuperPops concert of the 2014-2015 season on Thursday, October 9 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m., Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 12 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

BWW Previews: The London Stage, September 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 2, 2014

Gary Naylor previews an exciting selection of September's new openings as London gears up for what should be its most successful Autumn since the credit crunch claimed its first victims seven years ago this month. (more...)

Andrea McArdle to Headline MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) will be celebrating the grand opening of The New MTC with a gala fundraiser on Saturday, September 27 at 7pm. The gala will take place at The New MTC, located at 509 Westport Avenue in Norwalk (behind Jones New York and Nine West Outlet). All proceeds will benefit MTC and its programming. Tickets are $125 and available in an extremely limited quantity. For reservations, call 203.454.3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host Free Panel Discussion, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway on Sunday, September 28th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Vaudeville Theatre, September 15 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 15, 2014

As you'd probably expect, Forbidden Broadway pokes fun at itself from the outset, before anybody else can get a jab in, pointing out its swift (and perhaps a little surprising) transfer and its less-than-prime location. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 14
by - Sep 14, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 14, 2014. (more...)

Infinity Theatre Company to Present I DO! I DO!, Begin. 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Craig Laurie and Daniella Dalli exchange vows in Infinity Theatre Company's production of I Do! I Do! starting July 12th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Elaine Paige And More At FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

Anna-Jane Casey, Sophie-Louise Dann, Damian Humbley and Ben Lewis star in New York's longest running comedy revue, Forbidden Broadway, which has returned to the Chocolate Factory! (more...)

Patti 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...)

Tickets to Denver Center For The Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season On Sale 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Tickets for the 2014/15 Broadway, Cabaret and Theatre Company shows go on sale to the public Monday, August 11 at 10am. Buy and print online at denvercenter.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Menier Chocolate Factory, July 2 2014
by N. Morrison - Jul 3, 2014

Forbidden Broadway is back at the Menier Chocolate Factory (last seen there in 2009) and it's like it never left. With a first class cast, excellent musical direction and a ceaseless barrage of jibes about your favourite shows, this is a jolly, fun night out. (more...)

Marc Kudisch & More Join Cast of UMC's UNSUNG BOB MERRILL at 54 Below, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present Unsung Bob Merrill hosted by three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Assassins, Millie). Created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), the intimate evening will play 54 Below on Tuesday, August 5 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

NoHo ACE to Premiere SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL, 9/12-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to present a world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon. SCARY MUSICAL The Musical will begin previews on Friday, September 12 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run for eight weeks through Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Karsh Kale, Puddles Pity Party, John Early, Natasha Diggs and More to Play Joe's Pub, 7/30-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, July 30 - August 10, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Joanne Froggatt-Led RABBIT HOLE Postpones West End Opening
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

A few months ago, it was announed that Joanna Froggatt, known for her role as DOWNTON ABBEY maid 'Anna,' would star as 'Becca' in the London premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE. The play was set to begin previews at the Vaudeville Theatre on September 11. But recently, The Stage reported that this date has been postponed due to 'scheduling issues.' Producers Creative Management and Productions, James Quaife Productions, and Celia Atkin released a statement saying 'Our production of Rabbit Hole will be postponed from the planned September opening at the Vaudeville Theatre as due to a late shift in schedules, it is unable to go ahead at this time.' (more...)

Bianco Joins Cast Of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Transferring To Vaudeville Theatre From Sep 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Following a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, the theatre is delighted to announce its "breathtakingly funny" (Guardian) production of Forbidden Broadway will transfer to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday 9th September - 22nd November, with press night on Monday 15th September at 7 pm. (more...)

Adobe Theater's 2014-15 Season to Feature FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, CURTAINS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Adobe Theater announces the plays that will comprise the final production in 2014 and the first four shows in 2015. These plays are: (more...)

BWW TV: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Spoofs LES MIZ, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & More at Barnes & Noble!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2014

DRG Records just kicked off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, yesterday at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). The cast along with writer/creator and director Gerard Alessandrini and longtime Forbidden Broadway illustrator and CD cover artist Ken Fallin, were on hand to sign the CD and for performances. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the special event below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 19-25
by Louisa Brady - Jul 25, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include Priscilla Lopez's first performance as Berthe in PIPPIN, production photos from the A.R.T's FINDING NEVERLAND, a first look at Patti LuPone at 54 Below, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING Cast Previews Album at Barnes & Noble!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 23, 2014

DRG Records just kicked off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, yesterday at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). The cast along with writer/creator and director Gerard Alessandrini and longtime Forbidden Broadway illustrator and CD cover artist Ken Fallin, were on hand to sign the CD and for performances. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the big event below! (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Extends FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Through 30 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Due to huge demand and critical acclaim, the Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that the run for its production of Forbidden Broadway has been extended to Saturday, 30th August, 2014. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/14 - KING LEAR, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, SEUSSICAL in STL and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 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: KING LEAR starts at Shakespeare in the Park, Forbidden Broadway goes on the playlist, SEUSSICAL opens in St. Louis, and actors fill new roles in PIPPIN and LES MIZ! (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: DRG Record's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING (2014 Un-Original Cast Album) Packs Some Delightful Punches
by David Clarke - Jul 22, 2014

In May 2014, Forbidden Broadway: COMES OUT SWINGING opened to rave reviews at the Davenport Street Theatre. Audiences laughed until their sides ached at the latest incarnation through its sparkling closing performance on Sunday, June 20, 2014. Now, to fill the void until the next edition opens, DRG Records is proudly releasing the hysterical Forbidden Broadway: COMES OUT SWINGING (2014 Un-Original Cast Album). (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Malcolm Gets & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 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...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY's Marcus Stevens Visits Upper Darby Summer Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Marcus Stevens, presently starring in "Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging," made a special appearance in Drexel Hill, PA yesterday to meet the cast and enjoy his musical, "Elliot and the Magic Bed." Stevens wrote the book and lyrics for "Elliot" and Brian Lowdermilk, one half of the successful singer-songwriting duo, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, composed the music and wrote the lyrics with Stevens. The musical was originally commissioned for Upper Darby Summer Stage in 2003. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for SITTING SHIVA at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

As one of the largest theatrical events in the world, The New York International Fringe Festival boasts an impressive roster of world premieres yearly. Of them, Los Angeles native Joshua Metzger's new play Sitting Shiva will see its first three dimensional presentation this August. Christopher Scott will direct the 90 minute play. The Broadway and Regional vet cast includes Eddie Boroevich*, Neal Mayer*, and Jeffery Plunkett*. The Production Stage Manager is Katy Moore*, and the production will be designed by Joan Racho-Jansen. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Sitting Shiva is an AEA-approved showcase. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING to Celebrate Cast Recording at Barnes & Noble Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

DRG Records will kick off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, on Tuesday, July 22nd at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). There will be an in-store appearance and performance at 5pm. (more...)

What's On! Philly/South Jersey 2014-15 Theater Season
by Pati Buehler - Jul 17, 2014

Looking for an exciting night of theater and great food in the city of Philadelphia? Or perhaps take in a 'Dinner and a Show' in one of its posh suburbs? Or maybe you'd enjoy a trip to South Jersey for a great new theater experience. Whatever you choose you'll find a variety of some familiar classics and a mix of some original works right here in the Delaware Valley. Come visit some of our regions finest professional theaters just a few hours outside of New York City. (more...)

Manatee Performing Arts Center Adds New Shows Including ALMOST MANILOW, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: GREATEST HITS & more
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 16, 2014

In an effort to bring a wider variety of entertainment to our patrons, several shows have been added to the Manatee Performing Arts schedule! Tickets to these added shows are $24 for adults and $12 for students under 18. Tickets to these and all the shows currently scheduled at the Manatee Performing Arts Center are available by calling the ticket office at 941-748-5875 or online at www.manateeplayers.com. Watch for more exciting shows to be announced soon! The Manatee Performing Arts Center is located at 502 3rd Avenue West in Bradenton, FL. (more...)

Ciara Renee, Natalie Weiss & More Set for Broadway Gets GLAAD Benefit Concert at Joe's Pub, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On Monday, August 4th, eleven emerging and established Broadway performers will star in Broadway Gets GLAAD, a concert to benefit GLAAD, the leading organization in support of a positive LGBT image in the entertainment industry. (more...)

Lillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carter Calvert and Sally Struthers in El Portal Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

El Portal Theatre and 22Q Entertainment -- Robert Levinstein& Alan Wager present Always...Patsy Cline, starring Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert as Patsy Cline, today, July 10 to August 3, 2014 at the historic El Portal Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Forbidden Broadway's Marcus Stevens Guests on Backstage with Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 11, 2014

Forbidden Broadway cast member Marcus Steven is Peter LeDonne's guest this Sunday on 970 AM The Answer. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Ciara Renee, Natalie Weiss & More Set for Broadway Gets GLAAD Benefit Concert at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Tonight, August 4th, eleven emerging and established Broadway performers will star in Broadway Gets GLAAD, a concert to benefit GLAAD, the leading organization in support of a positive LGBT image in the entertainment industry. (more...)

Judy Kaye, James Snyder & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 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...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but 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 JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a 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...)

Photo Coverage: Christina Bianco Joins FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Today was the media launch for Forbidden Broadway! The Menier Chocolate Factory production has two reasons to celebrate - first, it's moving into the West End, leaping across town to the Vaudeville Theatre; and second, it has a new cast member, Christina Bianco. (more...)

James Barbour, Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger, Mamie Parris and More Star in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Ogunquit - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Get ready for a wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

GLEE's Brad Ellis Hosts AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Following spectacular performances at Upstairs at Vitello's, The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group is back at Vitello's for a third round, welcoming a whole new cast of singers from Broadway, television and film for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY, on Monday August 25. (more...)

Molly Marie Walsh to Star Opposite Russell Grant in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE in London This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Molly Marie Walsh is to play the title role of Millie Dillmount alongside Russell Grant as the mysterious and sinister Mrs Meers in the Off West End premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Different Interpretation of GODSPELL Plays at Totem Pole Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 13, 2014

Artistic Director Rowan Joseph presents a new take on GODSPELL - with Jesus sharing bread, wine, and a funky chicken among his disciples. It's fresh, it's different, and it may be just slightly too much. But the cast -- ah, the cast. (more...)

GLEE's Brad Ellis to Host AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Upstairs at Vitellos, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Following spectacular performances at Upstairs at Vitello's , The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group is back at Vitello's for a third round, welcoming a whole new cast of singers from Broadway, television and film for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY. (more...)

Bryan Batt to Make Provincetown Art House Debut, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bryan Batt - star of TV's "Mad Men" and the Academy Award Winning film "12 Years A Slave," and Broadway's "La Cage Aux Folles,' 'Sunset Boulevard,' 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' 'Starlight Express,' and 'Cats.' Bryan will be joined by Michael Lavine at the piano, for one show only, on Sunday, August 24. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Interviews: DIVALLUSION
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 12, 2014

Stars of Edinburgh Fringe show Divallusion Christina Bianco and Velma Celli speak to BWW:UK about their Fringe experience so far. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from BROADWAY GETS GLAAD at Joe's Pub - Scott Alan, Natalie Weiss and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2014

Broadway Gets GLAAD: A Benefit Concert was produced by Kayla Greenspan and August Laska. Music Direction by Mark Galinovsky. On Monday, August 4th, eleven emerging and established Broadway performers starred in Broadway Gets GLAAD, a concert to benefit GLAAD, the leading organization in support of a positive LGBT image in the entertainment industry. You can watch all of the performances below! (more...)

Realbuto/Green Songwriting Winners Attended 54 Below's TIM REALBUTO: ALONE (WITH PLENTY OF HELP) as Prize
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The winners of the previously announced Tim Realbuto/Jenna Leigh Green songwriting competition are Nathan Brisby and Lizzie Hagstedt, who wrote the original winning piece entitled Mesa Song. As part of their prize, they both received free tickets to Realbuto's star- studded 54 Below show last week, a chance to hear Mr. Realbuto and Ms. Green sing their original song in front of a live audience at 54 Below, as well as a meet and greet with Jenna and Tim after the show in the upstairs greenroom. (more...)

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