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Academy's Tech Council Adds 4 New Members
by Movies News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

John Bailey, Gale Anne Hurd, John Knoll and Michael Tronick have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council's 2014–2015 membership roster to 25. (more...)

ELF National Tour to Play Bass Hall, 11/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Performing Arts Fort Worth kicks off its 2014-2015 Broadway at the Bass season with the Broadway holiday musical ELF, coming to Bass Performance Hall Nov. 18-23. Tickets start at $44 and go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 3! (more...)

Production Postponed on Aaron Tveit & Kevin McHale's THEY MIGHT BE KENNEDY
by Movies News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The film's official Facebook page announced today that production on the film has been postponed until June of 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage at ACU's Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is presenting the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. In the following video blog, entiteld 'Zachy Files, Episode 2,' watch as the cast takes us backstage. Check it out below! (more...)

Sandra Tsing Loh, Leslie Kritzer and Mary Beth Peil Set for THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO Reading at 92Y Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

92Y presents Sandra Tsing Loh: A Work-In-Progress Staged Reading of The Madwoman in the Volvo, a co-production of 92Y and Sundance Institute Theatre Program, with Leslie Kritzer and Mary Beth Peil, directed by Lisa Peterson on Friday, October 10, 8:15 pm. (more...)

Tickets for DISNEY'S THE LION KING on Sale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway Across America announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of DISNEY'S THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 10th at 10:00a.m. Fort Lauderdale's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Au-Rene stage on Wednesday, January 7 for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Sunday, February 1. The opening night is Friday, January 9 at 8:00p.m. (more...)

Sarah Hyland, Christine Lakin, Missi Pyle & More to Star in SCREAM! at Rockwell Table and Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

ROCKWELL Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and dining has announced the world premiere of 'Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland starring in SCREAM!, with musical direction by Brian P. Kennedy and written & directed by Michael Gans & Richard Register. SCREAM! will preview on Friday, October 10 at 8pm; Saturday, October 11 at 8:00pm and Friday, October 17 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, October 18 at 8:00pm and run through Saturday, November 15 at ROCKWELL Table and Stage, 1714 N. Vermont in Los Feliz. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Goodspeed Unveils Teaser Montage for HOLIDAY INN
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals welcomes a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The much-anticipated production runs now through November 30, with an Official Press Opening slated for October 15, 2014. Below, check out a new teaser with highlights from the show! (more...)

Catherine Walker to Succeed Lauren Worsham in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

It was announced today that Catherine Walker will take over the role of 'Phoebe D'Ysquith' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, beginning Tuesday, October 28. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens tonight, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. (more...)

Cast Announced for DIRTY DANCING Australian Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

?Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced cast members for the new Australian production of Dirty Dancing, which will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 28 November this year, followed by Melbourne's Princess Theatre from 4 March 2015 and the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 27 May. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fall in Love with the Soulful Radiance of MEMPHIS the Musical at the Arvada Center
by Michael Mulhern - Sep 28, 2014

This is one word that fits that amazing show - FANTASTICAL! (more...)

POTTED POTTER's Jeff Turner to Attend Unprecedented Third Run in Manila, 9/30
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Sep 27, 2014

Jefferson Turner, together with cast members Benjamin Stratton and James Percy, will pick out which audience members are sporting the craziest 'Wizarding World' outfits on opening night. (more...)

2014 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend to Salute Jerry Mitchell, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The 2014 Madison Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend will be a salute to Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and celebration of the many Broadway musicals and Hollywood films to which he has contributed. (more...)

Christopher Walken on PETER PAN Vocal Performance: 'Think Rex Harrison'
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

This week, the stage veteran told EW's Clark Collis that while singing isn't his strong suit, he's not worried about his performance in the live musical broadcast. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Austin This Winter; Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Bass Concert Hall in January 2015. Performances begin on January 20 and run through January 25. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special with 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers, Part 2 - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMAN
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 25, 2014

A very special edition of Backstage with Richard Ridge comes to you today, presented by Bergdorf Goodman. The panel features 6 of the theatre world'ss most celebrated and influential costume designers. In this special discussion, they explore current trends in costume design, as well as the impact design has on consumer fashions, and how contemporary fashion influences costume design. BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special - 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers Talk Trends, Fashion & More - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMANClick and drag to moveA New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury. Located at 5th Avenue and 58th Street, it is the leading fashion authority and a singular destination for the most discerning customers from around the world. This special panel was filmed at Eric Winterling Costumes Inc., who have been making costumes for shows on Broadway and beyond for more than 20 years. Featured on the panel are Jess Goldstein, William Ivey Long,Rita Ryack, Carrie Robbins, Gregg Barnes, and David Zinn. Check out Part 2 of the conversation below, and CLICK HERE to watch Part 1! (more...)

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES to Return to Bass Concert Hall, Feb 6-7; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, makes its returns to Bass Concert Hall for three performances. (more...)

Tim Realbuto, Jenna Leigh Green and More to Appear on MNN's THE GINGER SHOW NEW YORK Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight; The Emperor's Club), 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch' star Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked; Bare), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia; One Night With Fanny Brice), and David Colston Corris (Avenue Q; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) will appear on MNN's The Ginger Show New York on Friday, September 26th, which airs live at 2:00 PM on Time Warner Cable Channel 34. The group is there to promote Realbuto's current Wunderkind tour, which tells the true story of Tim's exciting life as a child 'star' before growing up to become the popular co-writer of the Broadway-bound musical Ghostlight. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lindsay Nicole Chambers Brings the KINKY BOOTS Tour to a City Near You
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 24, 2014

Interview with Lindsay Nicole Chambers as she takes the role of Lauren in KINKY BOOTS out of the road for the nationl tour. (more...)

OLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Extends Run at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Franaleo Productions today announced that the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles would extend its limited engagement through October 29th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Robin De Jesus, Lena Hall and E. Clayton Cornelious Set for 'DEARLY BELOVED' at 42West Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Jacob Langfelder in association with Burt Rock and Broadway the Hardway present DEARLY BELOVED... A 30th Anniversary Concert Tribute to His Purple Majesty, Monday, October 13th at 8pm at the new 42West (514 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Micky Dolenz and Joyce DeWitt in Mike Reiss's COMEDY IS HARD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The world premiere of a brand new play by acclaimed writer of The Simpsons, Mike Reiss, will take place at the historic Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, CT. Previews begin tonight, September 24th - the play opens on September 26th and runs through October 12th. MICKY DOLENZ (of The Monkees) will star alongside JOYCE DEWITT, veteran actress and star of the ABC television hit series Three's Company. Scroll down for a first look at the duo onstage! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Allison Williams & Christopher Walken in Promo for NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, stage vets Taylor Louderman and Alanna Saunders most recently joined the cast as of NBC's upcoming PETER PAN LIVE! as Wendy Darling and Tiger Lily, respectively. The pair joins GIRLS' Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle and Kelli O'Hara for the live production. Below, we bring you a promotional image for the special television event, as shared by producer Neil Meron via Twitter! (more...)

Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Christoper Fitzgerald & More Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT; Will be Filmed for Live From Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced several additions to the cast of the semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014: Tony-nominated actor Christopher Fitzgerald (who will portray Frank); Tony-nominated actor Norm Lewis, who appeared on Broadway as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess (Joe); Broadway performer Alli Mauzey (Ellie); Broadway and television performer Edward Watts (Steve); Emmy- nominated comedic stage and screen actor Fred Willard (Cap'n Andy); and Broadway performer NaTasha Yvette Williams (Queenie). (more...)

Mary Gatchell Performing at Leddy Center, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Mary Gatchell will be performing her great music with her NYC band at Leddy Center at Verdant Pastures in Epping, NH, Friday evening, October 3, at 7:30pm. Mary Gatchell is a dynamic singer, pianist, and composer living in New York City, and will be debuting her music video, Shining Star, which can be seen and heard on iTunes now! (more...)

NBC Developing Pediatrician Comedy Series With Craig Zadan & Neil Meron
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

According to Deadline, NBC is developing a comedy based on Beverly Hills pediatrician Dr. Scott W. Cohen's book "Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year". (more...)

ON THE TOWN Announces Mobile Lottery for $20 Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

ON THE TOWN and TodayTix, the Broadway ticket app, just announced Broadway's first ever mobile lottery, offering $20 day-of tickets to the iconic musical comedy. The new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN,directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Mone y Sergi Albert en una nueva edición de 'El musical participatiu'
by Roberto Rodríguez - Sep 22, 2014

El próximo 17 de octubre la ciudad de Lleida acogerá una nueva edición de 'El musical participatiu', concierto participativo organizado por la Obra Social La Caixa, que en esta ocasión realizará un emotivo recorrido por la historia del teatro musical, desde sus orígenes hasta la actualidad. (more...)

Stage Veterans Taylor Louderman & Alanna Saunders Heading to Neverland on NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The cast of NBC's PETER PAN LIVE! continues to grow. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Charlie Pollock, Mary Kate Morrissey and More for Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Signature Theatre presents Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carmen Cusack, Wayne Alan Wilcox and More in Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Old Globe presents 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 byWalter Bobbie, Bright Star runs now through November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run through September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is presenting the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. In the following video blog, entiteld 'Zachy Files,' the cast takes us through a rehearsal. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater has extended Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub to Thursday, October 16. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP to Return to the Orpheum Theater, 10/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

BLUE MAN GROUP returns to Omaha Friday, October 24, through Sunday, October 26. Tickets starting at $35 are now on sale at Ticket Omaha* for the four performances at the Orpheum Theater.** The theatrical tour features brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites. (more...)

Jonathan D Ellis to Star in DAMN YANKEES at the Landor Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Jonathan D Ellis (Les Miserables, Blood Brothers) will star in the Landor Theatre's revival of Adler and Ross' Damn Yankees as the Mephistophelean Applegate, the role popularised by Jerry Lewis in the 1990s Broadway and West End productions. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of DAMN YANKEES at the Landor Theatre
by Roy Tan - Sep 18, 2014

Jonathan D Ellis (Les Miserables, Blood Brothers) will star in the Landor Theatre's revival of Adler and Ross' Damn Yankees as the Mephistophelean Applegate, the role popularised by Jerry Lewis in the 1990s Broadway and West End productions. He will be joined by Poppy Tierney (The Witches of Eastwick, Watermill Theatre, and Batman Live UK Tour) as Lola - 'the best homewrecker on the devil's staff', Alex Lodge (Saturday Night Fever UK Tour) as Joe Hardy - a crack baseball player who isn't all he seems, and Tony Stansfield as Van Buren, the role he first played in the 1990s West End run. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Siobhan McCarthy and Jeremy Secomb to Star in SWEENEY TODD at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tooting Arts Club presents Sweeney Todd, featuring Olivier nominated Siobhan McCarthy from the original London cast of Mamma Mia! and ITV's Bad Girls as Mrs Lovett, all set in London's oldest pie shop. Directed by Bill Buckhurst with musical director Ben Cox, Sweeney Todd (Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler) will play Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, Tooting, 21st October to 29th November. Press night is set for Monday 27th October, 7.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Janine DiVita and More in EVITA at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The John W. Engeman Theater presents EVITA, one of the most passionate and colorful musicals in theater history. Performances begin tonight, September 18th, and run through November 2nd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co. to Present MIRACLE CITY, 10/17-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The next production to open at Hayes Theatre Co will be a brand new production of Nick Enright and Max Lambert's musical Miracle City presented by Luckiest Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co from October 17 - November 16 2014. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special - 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers Talk Trends, Fashion & More - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMAN
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 17, 2014

A very special edition of Backstage with Richard Ridge comes to you today, presented by Bergdorf Goodman. The panel features 6 of the theatre world'ss most celebrated and influential costume designers. In this special discussion, they explore current trends in costume design, as well as the impact design has on consumer fashions, and how contemporary fashion influences costume design. Click and drag to moveA New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury. Located at 5th Avenue and 58th Street, it is the leading fashion authority and a singular destination for the most discerning customers from around the world. This special panel was filmed at Eric Winterling Costumes Inc., who have been making costumes for shows on Broadway and beyond for more than 20 years. Featured on the panel are Jess Goldstein, William Ivey Long, Rita Ryack, Carrie Robbins, Gregg Barnes, and David Zinn. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Derek Klena & More Will Make Special Appearance in WUNDERKIND This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Two-time Tony Award nominee LAURA OSNES (Cinderella; Bonnie and Clyde) has joined the cast of Tim Realbuto's Wunderkind. Realbuto, the award winning performer and co-writer of Ghostlight the musical, has been touring his successful not-so-solo solo show about his life growing up in the theatre since July. The next stop on the tour is Monday, October 13th at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at 7:00 PM, with Osnes in tow. (more...)

Derek Klena, Natalie Weiss, and Stephen C. Anthony Join DANIELLE WADE SINGS CARNER & GREGOR, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Derek Klena (Wicked, Bridges of Madison County, Second Stage's DogFight), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Wicked, Les Miserables), and Stephen C. Anthony (The Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can) are all set to guest star in Danielle Wade sings Carner & Gregor at the Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd St., New York, NY) on October 13th at 9:30pm. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, CHAPATTI and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces its 14-15 Mainstage Season. Opening the season is the Tony Award winning musical Hairspray, followed by Regional Premieres of the emotionally stirring Dancing Lessons and the theatrical sensation of Fly. Finishing out the season is the Southeastern Premiere of the honest and uplifting Chapatti. (more...)

Jinkx Monsoon & Fred Schneider Are Teaching the World 'The Bacon Shake' Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

It's the video you've all been waiting for. A frolicking romp echoing back to vaudeville's debauchery, we join Jinkx Monsoon, Fred Schneider, and company for “The Bacon Shake” on BuzzFeed. Schneider explains to Out.com his desire to work with Jinkx, “They go back to another era and different styles of music, which is really refreshing.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rousing MEMPHIS at Toby's Proves You Can Do Worse Than Be Formulaic
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 16, 2014

So far as I know, Toby's staging of Memphis: The Musical is the first local production to date in the Baltimore area, certainly one of the first, and a worthy introduction of the show to the region. It seems to have everything that the Broadway show has: fiery, precise dancing, tuneful belting of catchy songs, great period costumes. In other words, a sure-fire great time, as one would expect for a musical that, on Broadway, won the Tony for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. (more...)

Tim Realbuto and Jenna Leigh Green Kick Off WUNDERKIND Songwriting Competition; Deadline 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Tim Realbuto and Jenna Leigh Green have announced the next leg of submissions for their Wunderkind songwriting competition. Writers are encouraged to submit original material to be performed at each stop on Realbuto's Wunderkind tour. The next performance is on Monday, October 13th at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The winner of the last contest was Andrew J. Hanley (pictured here with Green and Realbuto), whose song 'Love Me' was performed at Realbuto's Triad show on September 1st. (more...)

Abby Leigh Comes to Brazil for the Opening Night of MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Vinícius Munhoz - Sep 15, 2014

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Josh Piterman Opens Australia's First Fitness Centre for Performers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Musical theatre's leading man Josh Piterman opens Australia's first fitness centre PITFIT specialising in creative functional fitness for performers, dancers and actors. Everyday Australians wanting achieve great results in an energized and fun environment can also get involved and visit the studio on PITFIT Open Day from 8am - 1pm, Saturday 15 November, 2014. (more...)

BWW Previews: ELF THE MUSICAL to Spread Holiday Cheer in Fort Worth
by Sara Brown - Oct 1, 2014

ELF THE MUSICAL will travel to DFW November 18-23. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 3. (more...)

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