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Ora.TV Premieres REAL GIRL'S KITCHEN With Host Haylie Duff
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Actress and author Haylie Duff has partnered with the multi-platform digital network Ora.TV to debut her lifestyle docu-series, REAL GIRL'S KITCHEN, premiering Wednesday, April 9 on Ora.TV. REAL GIRL'S KITCHEN is based off Duff's wildly popular namesake blog and cookbook and takes viewers into her world for a glimpse at what her life is really like family, friends, kitchen adventures (and debacles), blogging, Hollywood and fabulous food. A trueTexas girl at heart, Duff blends her southern roots with her busy life inHollywood, combining these contrasting worlds to create a fresh approach to culinary programming. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The show runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell to Tribute Fanny Brice at 92Y, 5/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Funny girl, singular talent, American icon. Fanny Brice hit stardom in the 1920s and, almost a century later, still inspires the public imagination. On May 3, 4, and 5, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to Fanny with Ziegfeld Girl: The Many Faces of Fanny Brice, a night of songs she put on the Broadway map, led by artistic director Ted Sperling, music director of the smash 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific. Vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell sing classics like "Second Hand Rose" and "My Man"-as well as songs she inspired in Funny Girl. (more...)

Producer John Frost Oam to Receive 2014 JC Williamson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced that revered theatre producer John Frost has been named the 2014 JC WILLIAMSON AWARD recipient. (more...)

Producer John Frost Announced as 2014 Recipient of JC Williamson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced that revered theatre producer John Frost has been named the 2014 JC WILLIAMSON AWARD recipient. The JC WILLIAMSON AWARD is the foremost honour that the Australian live entertainment industry can bestow. The award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Australian live entertainment and performing arts industry and shaped the future of our industry for the better. (more...)

George Wendt, Ashley Tisdale Join Cast of TBS Comedy Pilot
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

George Wendt and Ashley Tisdale have joined the cast of David Kohan and Max Mutchnick's multi-camera currently untitled barbershop comedy pilot for TBS. (more...)

'Seinfeld' & Broadway Actor John Pinette Dies at Age 50
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Comedian John Pinette has passed away at the age of 50. (more...)

Theatre Producer John Frost Honored with 2014 JC Williamson Award; Ceremony Set for QPAC, May 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced that revered theatre producer John Frost has been named the 2014 JC WILLIAMSON AWARD recipient. (more...)

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) will be held at the Long Center, April 17 at 7:30pm. Not only will it be the first large scale project fully produced in-house by Austin's iconic performing arts venue on Lady Bird Lake, but also it will be the first time the Long Center has partnered with ZACH Theatre and The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/6, Part 2- BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Pooch Learns to Play Piano, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 6th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Standup Comedian John Pinette Found Dead at Age 50
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

John Pinette was a standup comedian. He was best known for his self-depreciating jokes about his weight and his guest appearance in the finale of Seinfeld. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pinette was found dead at a Sheraton hotel in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, April 5th. He was in the middle of touring and was supposed to appear in California next. He was 50 years old. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Talking Up SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage - Part 1
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 19, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller comes to Arena Stage April 25 to June 8, 2014. Part 1 of our interview with director Randy Johnson and choreographer Parker Esse looks at the legacy of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's collaboration and impact on the rock and roll era. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Present 'HAPPILY EVER AFTER' at Sellersville Theater, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award-winning theatre for young audiences presents 'Happily Ever After - A Cinderella Tale' on April 30 to May 3 at Sellersville Theater in Pennsylvania. Performance times are Wednesday through Friday at 10:00 am and Saturday at 1:00 pm. (more...)

Christopher Sieber Joins Cast of MATILDA Tonight After Delays from Injury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Christopher Sieber will officially make his debut as the tyrant Miss Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda the Musical tonight, April 18. Sieber was previously scheduled to begin performances in March, but had to delay after he fractured a bone in his hand during rehearsals. (more...)


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MR. IRRESISTIBLE to Make West Coast Premiere at the Alcazar Theatre, 6/4-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

MR. IRRESISTIBLE - A New Sci-Fi Musical Comedy Thriller - described as 'The Terminator meets Ugly Betty' - directed by Jonathan J. Carpenter, with book & lyrics by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne / Project: Lohan)and music by Christopher Winslow (OMFG!), make its West Coast premiere June 4 - 8, 2014 for a very limited engagement of 5 performances only, running Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8:00 pm / Sun. 7:00 pm. (Preview Wed. 6/4 / Opening Thurs. 6/5) at the Alcazar Theatre - 650 Geary St. (btw'n. Jones & Leavenworth Sts.) in SF. (more...)

SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Makes World Premiere at Thick House, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson will have its world premiere in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco for a limited engagement, running four weeks only. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lauren Blackman as MARY POPPINS, Taking Flight at WBT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The WBT is celebrating 40 years of Broadway Musicals & Fine Dining! For this momentous occasion, Mary Poppins is flying onto their stage! The cherished 1964 Disney film has been re-imagined into a spectacular new musical. The show has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. Based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, and featuring original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, and new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, MARY POPPINS will be directed and choreographed at Westchester Broadway Theatre by Richard Stafford, with musical direction by Leo Carusone. The show runs May 8 - July 27, 2014, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at star Lauren Blackman as Mary Poppins below! (more...)

Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

ALL THE WAY, Bryan Cranston, THE FLICK, ONCE, Andre De Shields and More Among 2014 Elliot Norton Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) has announced over 25 nominations of actors, directors, designers and ensembles to be presented at 32nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday May 19 at The Wheelock Family Theatre. (more...)

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) will be held at the Long Center, tonight, April 17 at 7:30pm. Not only will it be the first large scale project fully produced in-house by Austin's iconic performing arts venue on Lady Bird Lake, but also it will be the first time the Long Center has partnered with ZACH Theatre and The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, John Legend, Jeff Dunham and More Set for MPAC, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

MPAC has announced its schedule of events for June 2014. Details below! (more...)


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James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, LES MISERABLES, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan to Play Catalina Bar & Grill with Wife Ashley Spencer, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Broadway, film and television star Jeremy Jordan will make his Los Angeles solo concert debut on Monday, May 5 at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Jordan's special guest will be his wife, Broadway performer Ashley Spencer. There will be two shows only at 7:30pm and 10pm; cocktail and dinner service begin at 6pm for the 7:30 show and at 9pm for the 10pm show. (more...)

2014 Columbia University Film Festival to Run 5/2-8
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will co-present the 27thAnnual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF), a weeklong program of screenings, dramatic readings and special events in New York. The celebration will continue with events to be announced for June 17-20 in Los Angeles. This marks the third year that the Festival is co-presented by the Film Society. (more...)

ROCKY's Cast Album Tracklist Announced; Release Set for 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Universal Music Enterprises, Stage Entertainment USA, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sylvester Stallone announced today the forthcoming release of the new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY, on May 27th, 2014 (UMe). ROCKY has an original score by the TonyŽ Award-winning team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once On This Island), who are the album's producers; additionally the score incorporates the iconic songs 'Eye Of The Tiger' and 'Gonna Fly Now.' The musical, which opened Thursday, March 13th at the historic Winter Garden Theatre, stars Andy Karl as Rocky, Margo Seibert as Adrian (making her Broadway debut), Terence Archie as Apollo Creed and features a superb ensemble. (more...)

Call For Nominations: L'Oreal Paris Announces Search For Women Making A Beautiful Difference In The World With First-Ever Women Of Worth Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ To kick-off the ninth annual Women of Worth program, L'Oreal Paris will convene thousands of women, including Maria Shriver, Arianna Huffington,Mika Brzezinski andL'Oreal Paris Ambassadors Lea Michele, Eva Longoria and Liya Kebede for the first-ever Women of Worth Twitter Forum. This day-long discussion on April 16 will focus on the power of self-worth and its ability to propel women forward. (more...)

Broadway-Themed Gala Dinner to Benefit Music Circus, Broadway Sacramento and Arts Ed Programs, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Broadway Gala, California Musical Theatre's annual fund raising dinner, takes place on Saturday, May 3, starting at 6:00 p.m., at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J Street in Sacramento. Memorial Auditorium will be elegantly decorated for the evening with a New York Broadway theme. (more...)

Lance Horne Celebrates FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwood Table & Stage in Los Angeles tonight, April 15 at 8:00 PM with guest artists Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye and Lisa Ann Walter, with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Join Lance Horne for FIRST THINGS LAST at Rockwell Table & Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Special guest Cheyenne Jackson has joined the evening, in addition to previously announced Ricki Lake, Ashley Fink ('Glee'), Shane Jenek (Courtney Act from 'RuPaul's Drag Race'), Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years) and Julie Garnye (Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl) with special surprise stars. They (more...)

Fight from the Heart! ROCKY First Listen - Preview Five Songs from the Original Broadway Cast Recording!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

The new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY will be released on May 27th, 2014, and the show just revealed a preview of five tracks from the album. Click below to get a first listen! (more...)

42ND STREET to Open 4/23 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its first full season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick is proud to present the tap-dance extravaganza, 42nd Street from April 23 - May 18. (more...)

Roslyn Kind, Susan Eagan & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Connecticut (more...)

Mary Poppins Flies to Westchester Broadway Theatre, 5/8-7/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The WBT is celebrating 40 years of Broadway Musicals & Fine Dining! For this momentous occasion, Mary Poppins is flying onto our stage! The cherished 1964 Disney film has been re-imagined into a spectacular new musical. The show has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre to Host April Panel NURTURING NEW WORKS, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center with their April panel, Nurturing New Works: What Producers Can Learn from the National Playwrights Conference on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

Donna Vivino, Karen Oberlin & More to Perform at Birdland, 4/21 - 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 21 - April 27, featuring James Carter Organ Trio, Donna Vivino in 'Beautiful Dreamer,' David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Karen Oberlin in Secret Love: A Tribute to Doris Day, and more. (more...)

David Rogers, Lee Siegel, Ma-Anne Dionisio & More to Star in Drayton Entertainment's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

With excitement mounting for Drayton Entertainment's production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables, Artistic Director Alex Mustakas today revealed the cast and creative team that has been assembled for the epic musical. (more...)

David Rogers, Lee Siegel, Ma-Anne Dionisio & More to Star in Drayton Entertainment's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

With excitement mounting for Drayton Entertainment's production of Boublil and Schonberg's LES MISERABLES, Artistic Director Alex Mustakas today revealed the cast and creative team that has been assembled for the epic musical. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring HAPPILY EVER AFTER to Center for the Arts, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's acclaimed touring theatre for young audiences presents 'Happily Ever After - A Cinderella Tale' on Friday, April 25 at 10 & 11:30 am at the Center for the Arts at the College of Staten Island, NY. (more...)

Exeter Northcott Theatre Hosts SING-A-LONG-A GREASE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Grease is the word at the Exeter Northcott Theatre in April. (more...)

Ladies of Rock & Roll Set for Las Vegas' Suncoast Showroom, 5/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Music icons Lesley Gore and 'Little' Peggy March, Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll, will perform their chart-topping songs on the Suncoast Showroom stage May 10 and 11. (more...)

Ashley Fink, Shane Jenek & Adam Kantor to Join Lance Horne at Rockwell Table & Stage, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 15 at 8:00 PM. Special guests Ashley Fink ('Glee'), Shane Jenek (Courtney Act from 'RuPaul's Drag Race') and Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years) have joined the evening, in adition to previously announced Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye (Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl) and Lisa Ann Walter (The Parent Trap) with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. Lance's March 31 evening at Birdland Jazz Club in New York featred Alan Cumming, Rachel Dratch, Stephen Wallem, Alice Ripley and more. He recently contributed a movement to Tyler's Suite, a choral song-cycle dedicated to Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers University student that took his life three years ago. The piece, which also includes contributions from Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway and Craig Carnelia, was premiered by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in March. Rockwell Table & Stage is located at 1714 Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, CA.. Tickets are $20 with a two drink minimum. Visit Rockwell-LA.com for more information. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Ascends to Otherworldly
by Cybele Pomeroy - Apr 10, 2014

GHOST THE MUSICAL, based on the 1990 film Ghost, tours the US after a successful West End run with visual effects that enhance the magic of live theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Opens, CABARET on THE TONIGHT SHOW and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 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: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY opens tonight, the cast of CABARET performs on THE TONIGHT SHOW and more! (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

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