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Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy Discuss FINDING NEVERLAND Score
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in previews out of town and a preliminary sneak peek of the score for the show is now available to hear. (more...)

Tom Jones Goes Backstage At JERSEY BOYS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 27, 2014

Legendary music icon and concert performer Tom Jones recently stopped by the West End production of long-running jukebox musical hit JERSEY BOYS and posed for a pic with the stars of the show, which is now available to view. (more...)

Diane Paulus Comments On FINDING NEVERLAND Score
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 27, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in previews out of town and a preliminary sneak peek of the score for the show is now available to hear. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014: FESTIVAL GALA a Big Hit
by Barry Lenny - Jul 27, 2014

Three esteemed guitarists from different genres, Australia's favourite and sensational string quartet, and a superb young ensemble, all on the same bill. (more...)

Top Reads: Brad Thor's ACT OF WAR Jumps to No. 1 on NY Times Best Seller List, Week Ending 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

Since there's no end-all-be-all 'best seller' list, BWW Books has rounded up both The New York Times' top sellers as well as Amazon's - providing you with your one-stop look at this week's top reads! (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of SLEEPY HOLLOW Participates in Occulus Rift Experience at San Diego Comic-Con
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2014

Fans of Sleepy Hollow got to participate in the Occulus Rift Experience at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. The cast of the show also made an appearance and got to try it themselves. Check below to hear what they had to say! (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/1/2014 - 8/1/2014
by BWW - Jul 27, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/1/2014 - 8/1/2014! (more...)

The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company Presents LET'S PLAY: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 7/31-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

Do you want to play a game? Well Shakespeare's faeries and mystical creatures are upset because last year The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company produced a certain Scottish play by their magic master... To make up for this, they are magically forcing Four of our actors to play a chaotic game where they must perform the roles of the Four Lovers and the Rude Mechanicals from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Next Stop Broadway's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IN CONCERT at the Capitol Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jul 27, 2014

Jarrett Koski's direction is tight and imaginative, and though we may miss certain perks that would come with a full-scale production of the show, the concert version is simply stunning. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ICELAND, STILL, SAANA/THE FOREIGNER Impress at REDCAT's New Original Works Festival
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 27, 2014

REDCAT opened its eleventh annual New Original Works Festival this weekend with a trio of intriguing pieces incorporating movement, dance, music, and a variety of theatrical elements that push the boundaries of thought and creativity. Together they make up the first of three programs that will be offered now through August 9. Each weekend will introduce a new selection of works. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Holocaust Drama UNIFORM Plays Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 27, 2014

Good effort, but we're not quite there. (more...)

Harvey Weinstein Comments On FINDING NEVERLAND Inspiration
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 26, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in previews out of town and a preliminary sneak peek of the score for the show is now available to hear. (more...)

VENUS IN FUR Runs Limited Engagement in Manila Till Tomorrow, 7/27
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 26, 2014

2011 Tony nominee for Best Play VENUS IN FUR, written by David Ives, inspired by Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 novella 'Venus in Furs,' made its Asian premiere in Singapore last year. The Manila theater scene is not too far behind though as Actor's Actors Inc.'s The Necessary Theatre ('Red') runs the two-person play at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Black Box Theatre tonight, July 26, at 8 p.m. and tomorrow, July 27, at 4 p.m. For last minute tickets, visit ticketworld.com.ph or call the CCP box office at (632) 832-3704. (more...)

BWW Interviews: WICKED's Emma Hatton Talks EDGES!
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 26, 2014

It's been a frantic fortnight for Emma Hatton, the Elphaba standby for Wicked in London. With Willemijn Verkaik leaving the show earlier than expected and Kerry Ellis going back into green in August, that means a short notice two-week run for Hatton - and she's also preparing for a concert version of song cycle Edges in the Delfont Room on August 1st. (more...)

Angela Griffin Joins Cast Of BREEDERS At St James, From Sept 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Angela Griffin completes the cast of Ben Ockrent's Breeders, a new play premiering on Wednesday 3 September 2014 at St. James Theatre. Griffin will play Caroline, who wants to start a family with her wife Andrea. In their quest to have a child that shares both of their DNA, Andrea seeks her brother Jimmy's help. Griffin will be joined by Tamzin Outhwaite as spouse Andrea, Nicholas Burns as Jimmy and Jemima Rooper as Jimmy's girlfriend, Sharon. Directed by Tamara Harvey, the play is inspired by Ockrent's real-life experience and offers a new perspective on how and why we make babies. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Rhino Records' JERSEY BOYS (Music From the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical) - A Tuneful Collection of Favorites
by David Clarke - Jul 26, 2014

JERSEY BOYS is one of Broadway's hottest properties. Why? Well, who doesn't love the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons? In 2005, this rags to riches story took Broadway by storm. Almost a decade later, the Clint Eastwood directed film adaptation was released. As a companion to the film Rhino Records released JERSEY BOYS (Music From the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical). (more...)

BWW Interviews: This Show Is an Adventure!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 26, 2014

'It's the heart that makes it fun! The adrenalin gets going; we are all so engrossed in each other with different stories developing every night. There are always discoveries being made. This show is an adventure every single night!' The speaker is actor-dancer Carson Twitchell, who is talking about Maine State Music Theatre's latest hit, the Patti Colombo staging of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which opened July 17th at the Pickard Theatre in Brunswick, Maine. Twitchell is part of a six-person panel assembled at the Curtis Memorial Library on July 23 for the third Peek Behind the Curtain talkback. Joined by Barbara Whidden, MSMT's Director of Development, Kristen Thomas, House Manager, Leo Stagg, Technical Director, and fellow actors (Ruth) and Merill West (Dorcas), the panelists spoke with BWW's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold about the thrill of this exuberant musical. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Lisa Brescia, Pia Zadora, and More will Salute Elaine Stritch in One-Night Only Concert, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

The Metropolitan Room previously announced that they will proudly salute the legendary Elaine Stritch with an evening of stories and songs onAugust 7th 2014 at 7:00pm. Hosted by the famed cabaret's owner, Bernard Furshpan, performers of all backgrounds will join forces to honor her memory. (more...)

OSF to Host Shakespeare on the Road Travelers, 7/28-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) will host Four Shakespeare on the Road travelers July 28-August 1, 2014, as part of the group's 60-day, 10,000-mile road trip to 14 Shakespeare festivals in the U.S. and Canada to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. During their Ashland visit, Shakespeare on the Road members will get an in-depth look at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, both on stage and behind the scenes. (more...)

ShenanArts' FOOTLOOSE Opens This Friday, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Join us as we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of this classic story, unforgettable music and dynamic dancing. Thirty years ago, Kevin Bacon taught the youth of Bomont ? and the nation ? that kids just want to dance. Footloose made its big screen debut in 1984, and became a box office hit. Nominated for an Oscar award for best song, the movie captured the hearts and imaginations ? and dancing feet ? of a generation. Now, thirty years later, through the talented company at ShenanArts, Footloose returns to our community in the beautiful nTelos Theater at Gypsy Hill Place in Staunton, VA. (more...)

GayFest! Comes to Philadelphia, 8/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

August is looking very gay in Philadelphia with the Fourth annual GayFest! - a festival of LGBT theater presented by Quince Productions at Plays & Players and two spaces in the Adrienne Theatre. This year's festival, August 5-23 at various theaters in Philadelphia, is bigger than ever, with three special events, Four mainstage plays, and five one-night stands (of the theatrical variety, that is!). (more...)

The Secret Theatre is Now Accepting Submissions for Second Annual UNFringed Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Unfringed is a festival of full length dramatic, comedic or musical theatre pieces. The selected pieces are all eligible to win the top prize of Best Unfringed play through a combination of audience votes which are then aggregated with the Judges votes to produce a winner. (more...)

Beverley Elliott's ...DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, 9/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

HappyGoodThings presents the world premiere of …didn't see that coming, Beverley Elliott's funny and moving collection of autobiographical stories which take the audience on a comedic romp from small town Ontario to Vancouver's gay bars and red carpets. This touchingly personal and satisfyingly irreverent exploration of humanity is directed by her friend and colleague of 30 years, Jessie Award winner Kerry Sandomirsky, who has been close by holding the tissue for many of these life changing events. …didn't see that coming runs as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 5-14, 2014 at Performance Works with Musical Direction by Bill Costin. (more...)

Photo Flash: DEATHTRAP Opens Tonight at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

The John W. Engeman Theater's DEATHTRAP opens tonight at 8pm. The production will continue to run through September 7. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents the US Premiere of THE LADIES FOURSOME, 8/23-10-5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

The B Street Theatre is pleased to present the US premiere of The Ladies Foursome from Canada's pre-eminent comic playwright, Norm Foster. Inspired by his comedic hit, The Foursome, which featured an all male cast and had its west coast premiere with B Street, The Ladies Foursome follows Four women as they navigate the ups and downs of life on the links. (more...)

SEX AND THE CITY Composer Gains Emmy Nomination for Work on PBS Special
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

The Emmys are around the corner and we have someone Broadway lovers everywhere are going to want to hear about. Composer Bob Christianson is nothing if not versatile. He was responsible pulsating music that accompanied episodes about severa energetic New York women HBO's acclimed 'Sex and the City', and now he's back with an emotive project that just earned him an Emmy nomination! (more...)

Beyonce and Jay Z Will End ON THE RUN Tour in Paris
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

With just six dates left in the North American leg of JAY Z & BEYONCE's On The Run Tour, the final stop will be in Paris, the tour's only European city. On September 12 and 13, the On The Run Tour will perform these exclusive shows in the City of Love. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL to Play The Buell Theatre, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards, with Denver Center Attractions proudly bring MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL to The Buell Theatre for two performances only on Saturday, August 16. MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Tickets are on sale now at denvercenter.org. (more...)

TLC to Premiere New Season of FOUR WEDDINGS, 8/15
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

For the modern bride, wedding season is a spectator sport, and the competition heats up when TLC premieres its fifth season of Four WEDDINGS. (more...)

Gail Bennett to Star as MARY POPPINS, Beginning 7/30 at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. (more...)

Gary Barlow Previews FINDING NEVERLAND Title Tune
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 25, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in previews out of town and a preliminary sneak peek of the score for the show is now available to hear. (more...)

VENUS IN FUR, VIOLETTE & More Set for August's Finest in World Cinema Series at WHBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center continues its “Finest in World Cinema” Series through August! Andrew Botsford of Quogue, visiting professor and communications consultant for the graduate arts program at Stony Brook Southampton and co-host of the annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, will introduce our summer films each Tuesday night and discuss the films afterwards with guest commentators, followed by an informal audience discussion. An actor with the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue since 1985, Andrew has written extensively about film and theater and was for 20 years the associate editor of The Southampton Press and editor of its Arts & Living section. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Watch Trailer for The CW's REIGN - Season 2!
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Below, watch the trailer for Season 2 of The CW's REIGN, which premiered at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for DTC's 14-15 Season, Featuring 'ROCKY HORROR', SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for Dallas Theater Center's The Rocky Horror Show, Driving Miss Daisy, A Christmas Carol, The Book Club Play, Stagger Lee, School for Wives, Medea, Colossal and Sense and Sensibility. They can be purchased online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at (214) 880-0202. DTC's 2014-2015 will take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX) and the Kalita Humphreys Theater (3636 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX). (more...)

HBO Welcomes Nine to GAME OF THRONES Cast
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

HBO has confirmed some of the new cast members for the fifth season of the hit series GAME OF THRONES, with many of them appearing in a video that was unveiled today at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014. (more...)

Tahni Holt, Cherdonna Shinatra and Tere O'Connor Set for Velocity's Fall 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Velocity's exciting Fall Season includes two world-premieres -- celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt, and Seattle's drag community premiere provocateuse, Cherdonna Shinatra -- and the arrival of major American choreographer, Tere O'Connor, in Seattle for a nine-day Velocity Open For(u)m. (more...)

Comedy Central Renews DRUNK HISTORY & NATHAN FOR YOU
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

History aficionados and business experts…we give you reason to cheer. Comedy Central's acclaimed series “Drunk History” and “Nathan For You” have each been renewed for a third season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. These two renewals continue the #1 brand in comedy's 2014 momentum as they join the previously announced renewals of “Broad City” (more), “Kroll Show” (more), “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Review” and “Trip Tank” (more) and an extended Fourth season of “Key & Peele” (more). (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR on NBC - Monday, August 11, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 25, 2014

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, airing on NBC on Monday, August 11, 2014! (more...)

Author Bel Kaufman Passes Away at Age 103
by Louisa Brady - Jul 25, 2014

American teacher and author Bella 'Bel' Kaufman passed away at 8:30 this morning in her apartment on Park Avenue. She was 103 years old, and still writing at the time of her death. (more...)

VIDEO: The O'Neill Center Takes Center Stage on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Last Sunday, July 20, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Actor Michael Douglas spoke about his time at the O'Neill and its lasting legacy as a launchpad of the American theater. Watch the full segment below! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Moves to New Home at Spreckels; Sets 2015 Season With WEST SIDE STORY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre's 2015 Season brings your favorite movies to the stage at its new home at the Historic Spreckels Theatre, on Broadway, in downtown San Diego. Scroll down for details! (more...)

AMC Sets Premiere Date for THE WALKING DEAD Season 5, Debuts First Teaser
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

AMC announced today from Comic Con International in San Diego, CA the premiere of “The Walking Dead” season five on Sunday, October 12 at 9pm ET/PT. As in previous seasons, the series' fifth season of 16 episodes will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 12 and the final eight episodes returning February 2015. Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premieres of AMC's unscripted series “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10pm ET/PT and “Comic Book Men” at midnight ET/PT. Internationally, “The Walking Dead' will return to audiences in 125+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast, as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near date-and-date globally. (more...)

Four Festive Holiday Shows Make Their Way to Segerstrom Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Even with its 'endless summer' weather, Orange County certainly embraces the spirit of the holidays. This year, audiences can look forward to Four unique and fun-filled seasonal shows at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The holiday concert season at the Center kicks off with beloved American singer/songwriter Judy Collins in her show, Holidays and Hits (December 6) performing an array of holiday classics as well as her inspiring interpretations of folk standards. This is followed by the whimsical and critically acclaimed show DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL (December 10 - 14). The enchanting and ever popular Celtic Woman returns with the spirited show Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour (December 15), and, finally, the popular Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano (December 23) rounds out the holiday programming with an evening of traditional Mexican songs and dance. (more...)

Single Tickets for The Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Go on Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts -- home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater -- are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheCenterPresents.org. At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800. (more...)

INCREDIBLE INDIA, CINDERELLA IN SPAIN, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS and More Set for Miller Outdoor Theatre's Sept 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

There's something for everyone on stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. From daytime programs especially for young children to family friendly evening performances of music, dance, theatre and more, this is Houston's best entertainment value. (more...)

KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE to Play Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, 10/17-18; Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is thrilled to announce KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE, set for Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014. Doors 11:30 PM; Show 12:45 AM. Tickets are on sale now! (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More to Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, 9/2-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by Four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenstrom Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre and Playwrights Project to Present Third Annual New Play Festival, 11/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Cygnet Theatre, in collaboration with Playwrights Project, is proud to present the third annual Playwrights in Process: New Play Festival. Cygnet Theatre has long been committed to celebrating human stories through the medium of live theatre. Playwrights in Process will present Four readings of new plays by selected Southern California playwrights. The Four winning plays were selected from more than 160 submissions - more than triple the number from last year - with three of the playwrights coming from the San Diego region. (more...)

Kent Tritle's 2014-15 Season to Feature Verdi's REQUIEM, World Premieres with Musica Sacra and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

A performance of Verdi's Requiem that is a tripartite collaboration highlights the 2014-15 season of Kent Tritle, called 'New York's reigning choral conductor' by The New York Times. In an event emblematic of Kent's multiple roles in the city's choral life, he will conduct a performance of the massive work by the Oratorio Society of New York, of which he is Music Director, and the Symphony and Symphonic Chorus of the Manhattan School of Music, where he is Director of Choral Activities, in the grand space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist -- with a new choral configuration that features the more-than-250 singers on risers in the cathedral's Great Choir space. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- IF/THEN's Tamika Lawrence
by BWW Staff - Jul 25, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Tamika Lawrence, who is starring as 'Elena' in If/Then- currently playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. (more...)

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