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LOOT & THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP Set for Red Bull Theater's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) will present their Tenth Anniversary Season at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theater, including Off Broadway revivals of modern classics by the iconoclastic Joe Orton and Charles Ludlam - writing in the tradition of Marlowe and Aristophanes - alongside Revelation Readings of Jacobean gems such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore and The Roaring Girl, and of rarities like the American Premiere of Nabokov's Tragedy of Mr. Morn, Brecht & Weill's musical Happy End, and Thornton Wilder's Alcestiad, offering something for every lover of classic theater to relish. (more...)

Confirmed: Meryl Streep & Jeff Bridges to Lead THE GIVER Film Adaptation; Set for August 2014 Release
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film, directed by Philip Noyce, will hit theaters on August 15, 2014, with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges starring. Vadim Perelman penned the script. (more...)

Ron Raines, Melissa Errico & More Set for Kurt Weill Tribute at Symphony Space, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Some of Broadway's best will take the stage at New York's Symphony Space on 7 October 2013 to celebrate the American music of Kurt Weill. Hosted by Ted Chapin, the evening will highlight songs from Venus as well as favorites from other Weill shows, including Street Scene, Lady in the Dark, Love Life, Lost in the Stars,Knickerbocker Holiday, The Threepenny Opera, and Happy End. The starry cast features Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Judy Blazer, and Ron Raines alongside Lotte Lenya Competition winners Richard Todd Adams, Douglas Carpenter, Cooper Grodin, Justin Hopkins, Zachary James, Analisa Leaming, Jacob Keith Watson, and Maren Weinberger. Weill specialist James Holmes, who conducted a fully staged production of Venus at England's Opera North in 2004, music directs, and Richard Jay-Alexander directs. (more...)

Melissa Errico & More Set for Symphony Space's KURT WEILL ON BROADWAY Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

Symphony Space opens its 2013-14 Music season with 'Kurt Weill on Broadway,' tonight, October 7 (8 pm) at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Weill's One Touch of Venus. Ted Chapin hosts a stellar cast featuring Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Judy Blazer, and Ron Raines, plus winners of the international Lotte Lenya Competition. (more...)

Exclusive: Symphony Space Presents KURT WEILL ON BROADWAY and First Look at VENUS Cover
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 4, 2013

Some of Broadway's best will take the stage at New York's Symphony Space on 7 October 2013 to celebrate the American music of Kurt Weill. Hosted by Ted Chapin, the evening will highlight songs from Venus as well as favorites from other Weill shows, including Street Scene, Lady in the Dark, Love Life, Lost in the Stars, Knickerbocker Holiday, The Threepenny Opera, and Happy End. The starry cast features Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Judy Blazer, and Ron Raines alongside Lotte Lenya Competition winners Richard Todd Adams, Douglas Carpenter, Cooper Grodin, Justin Hopkins, Zachary James, Analisa Leaming, Jacob Keith Watson, and Maren Weinberger. Weill specialist James Holmes, who conducted a fully staged production of Venus at England's Opera North in 2004, music directs, and Richard Jay-Alexander directs. (more...)

Android Growth Drives Another Strong Quarter for the Worldwide Tablet Market, According to IDC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

With no new iPad product launches in the second or third quarter to drive volume, Apple experienced a quarter-over-quarter decline in shipments from 14.6 million in 2Q13 to 14.1 million in 3Q13. Year over year, iPad shipments grew less than one percent. Apple's slowing growth—caused in part by its decision in late 2012 to move its product launches from earlier in the year to the fourth quarter—has caused the company's tablet market share to slip to 29.6%, its lowest share to date. However, with the new iPad Air shipping November 1st and the refreshed iPad mini with Retina scheduled to roll out later in November, IDC expects Apple to enjoy robust shipment growth during the fourth quarter. (more...)

Kurt Weill's VIEL LÄRM UM NICHTS feiert Europa Premiere an der Staatsoperette Dresden
by Iris Moebius - Oct 25, 2013

Mit „Viel Larm um Liebe" („The Firebrand of Florence") hebt die Staatsoperette Dresden einen Schatz aus der amerikanischen Schaffensperiode von Kurt Weill. Als Vorlage fur diese 1945 am Broadway uraufgefuhrte Operette diente das 1924 entstandene Schauspiel „The Firebrand" von Edwin Justus Mayer uber die amourosen Eskapaden des Bildhauers und Goldschmieds Benvenuto Cellini: (more...)

IL VIZIETTO - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes to Piazza San Babila in Milan, Now thru Nov 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Dopo il tutto esaurito della scorsa stagione, Enzo Iacchetti e Marco Columbro saranno ancora, a grande richiesta, la coppia protagonista de 'Il Vizietto - La Cage aux Folles', il musical firmato Massimo Romeo Piparo in scena dal prossimo martedi 22 ottobre e fino al 3 novembre al Teatro Nuovo di Milano, e ancora in tournee in diverse citta italiane fino al 6 gennaio 2014. (more...)

IL VIZIETTO - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes to Piazza San Babila in Milan, Oct 22-Nov 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Dopo il tutto esaurito della scorsa stagione, Enzo Iacchetti e Marco Columbro saranno ancora, a grande richiesta, la coppia protagonista de 'Il Vizietto - La Cage aux Folles', il musical firmato Massimo Romeo Piparo in scena dal prossimo martedi 22 ottobre e fino al 3 novembre al Teatro Nuovo di Milano, e ancora in tournee in diverse citta italiane fino al 6 gennaio 2014. (more...)

New York's Top Talent Shines at Abrons Arts Center for Star-Studded UPTOWN DOWNTOWN Benefit
by Ryan Casey - Oct 16, 2013

Juggling, dancing, comedy, singing, contact improvisation and more from some of New York City's top talent garnered great laughter and applause at UPTOWN DOWNTOWN, a one-night-only benefit for the Abrons Arts Center on Monday evening. (more...)

Meryl Streep To Be Honored with O'Neill Center's Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Variety reports that Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated stage and screen powerhouse Meryl Streep will receive the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's annual Monte Cristo award for her distinguished contributions to theater. Streep will be presented the Monte Cristo award by actor and Yale School of Drama classmate Joe Grifasi on April 21, 2014 in New York City. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Ron Raines & More Sing Kurt Weill at Symphony Space!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2013

It would be impossible to pick a favorite performance from this memorable evening, so BroadwayWorld.com brings you highlights from the concert below! But, evenings such as this one are ALWAYS welcome. (more...)

Edith Hancke wird am 14. Okt. 85 Jahre alt
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Die Schauspielerin Edith Hancke wird am 14. Oktober 85 Jahre alt. Die Jubilarin kann auf eine uber 65-jahrige Karriere zuruckblicken. „Edith Hancke ist ein Berliner Original und eine tolle Schauspielerin. Sie lasst ihr Publikum lachen und weinen und kann es tief beruhren. Der Lebensmut, den sie auf der Buhne verbreitet, ist ansteckend. Wir wunschen ihr alles erdenklich Gute zum Geburtstag', gratuliert Martin Woelffer, Theaterchef von Theater am Kurfurstendamm und Komodie der Schauspielerin. (more...)

Edith Hancke wird am 14. Okt. 85 Jahre alt
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Die Schauspielerin Edith Hancke wird am 14. Oktober 85 Jahre alt. Die Jubilarin kann auf eine uber 65-jahrige Karriere zuruckblicken. „Edith Hancke ist ein Berliner Original und eine tolle Schauspielerin. Sie lasst ihr Publikum lachen und weinen und kann es tief beruhren. Der Lebensmut, den sie auf der Buhne verbreitet, ist ansteckend. Wir wunschen ihr alles erdenklich Gute zum Geburtstag', gratuliert Martin Woelffer, Theaterchef von Theater am Kurfurstendamm und Komodie der Schauspielerin. (more...)

KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL to Play West End Theatre; Opens 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

The echoes of Kurt Weill's dark footsteps on the Santa Monica Pier will soon be heard on the historic seaside structure. Tony Award-winning actor/director Paul Sand is creating a limited-run show at what will be called the West End Theatre, transforming an enclosed observation deck at the end of the Santa Monica Pier into what will be a cabaret-style performing space. (more...)

La MaMa's Gala Honors Michael Feingold, Patsy Tarr Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Since its founding in 1961, La MaMa Experimental Arts Club has been a hub for risk-taking theater artists from around the globe. La MaMa will celebrate their 2013 season of performances with a gala honoring two pillars of arts journalism: former Village Voice critic Michael Feingold, and publisher Patsy Tarr of 2wice. Throughout their long careers, these two individuals have carved out a voice for the arts, championing countless artists working across platforms. (more...)

Rebecca Brooksher, Eric Martin Brown & More to Lead Red Bull Theater's LOOT; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Red Bull Theater presents the first-ever Off Broadway revival of Loot by Joe Orton. Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger directs a company that includes Rebecca Brooksher (Fay), Eric Martin Brown (Meadows), Jarlath Conroy (McLeavy), Ryan Garbayo (Dennis), Rocco Sisto (Truscott), and Nick Westrate (Hal). Loot will have scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, and sound design by Brad Berridge. (more...)

West End Theatre Announces New Run Dates for KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Tony Award-winning actor/director Paul Sand is creating a limited-run show at what will be called the West End Theatre, transforming an enclosed observation deck at the end of the Santa Monica Pier into what will be a cabaret-style performing space. Inaugurating the theatre will be "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel" - a performance of a collection of the famed German composer's songs - that will open Friday, Dec. 6. (more...)

La MaMa's Nov 21st Gala to Honor Michael Feingold, Patsy Tarr
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Since its founding in 1961, La MaMa Experimental Arts Club has been a hub for risk-taking theater artists from around the globe. La MaMa will celebrate their 2013 season of performances with a gala honoring two pillars of arts journalism: former Village Voice critic Michael Feingold, and publisher Patsy Tarr of 2wice. Throughout their long careers, these two individuals have carved out a voice for the arts, championing countless artists working across platforms. (more...)

Richard Isen's CHANCE to Make World Premiere at Alcove Theater, 7/5-28
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

After its workshop production at the York Theatre in NYC in Nov. 2011, Chance - A Musical Play about Love, Risk & Getting it Right -will be having the its world premiere staging at The Alcove Theatre in SF. July 5 -28, 2013. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Present DANCE OF DEATH, 4/1-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Writers Theatre presents The Dance of Death by August Strindberg, in a new version by Conor McPherson and directed by Henry Wishcamper. The production runs April 1 - July 20, 2014 at 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The press openings are April 9 and 10, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

JCI Presents Ma-Yi's JESUS IN INDIA Today
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 3, 2013

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Philippine-New York Chapter, a group of young urban professionals ages 18-40, will present a special fundraising performance of Lloyd Suh's ('American Hwangap,' 'Great Wall Story') new play 'Jesus In India,' staged by Drama Desk winner Ma-Yi Theater Company, today, March 3, 3 p.m. at Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 W 46th St., between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Falcon Theatre Presents West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with the Lookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to announce a very special event to benefit Lookingglass Theatre Company. Tonight, March 29 at 4 pm, a performance of the West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andrew White and directed by Dan Bonnell, followed by a post-show Q & A with members of the creative team, and a private dinner following. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor-continues its 35th anniversary season with a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's 1957 opera Noye's Fludde, based on the biblical deluge story, in one performance only, tonight, March 29, 2014, at 8 pm at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. (more...)

Falcon and Lookingglass Theatres Present West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with theLookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andy White and directed by Dan Bonnell. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON began previews on Wednesday, March 19; will open tonight, March 28 and continue throughSaturday, April 19 at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr. in Burbank. (more...)

Kyle Donnelly Will Direct Arena Stages' OTHER DESERT CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Hidden secrets are unearthed and family tensions fly high in Pulitzer Prize nominee Jon Robin Baitz's contemporary family drama Other Desert Cities. Helen Hayes Award winner and former Arena Stage Associate Artistic Director Kyle Donnelly returns to direct the D.C.-area premiere of the show with a cast that features Tony Award nominee and two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Helen Carey (Mary Tyrone in Arena Stage's Long Day's Journey into Night, Broadway's Hedda Gabler) as matriarch Polly Wyeth and two-time Tony Award nominee Larry Bryggman (Broadway's Harvey, CBS's As the World Turns) as patriarch Lyman Wyeth. Rounding out the cast are Emily Donahoe (Broadway's 33 Variations) as daughter Brooke Wyeth, Scott Drummond (Cherry Lane Theatre's A Perfect Future) as son Trip Wyeth and Martha Hackett (Pacific Resident Theatre's Nora) as their aunt Silda Grauman. Other Desert Cities runs April 26-May 26, 2013 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Broadway at the Oscars - BWW Rounds Up 2014's Theatrical Nominees
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 2, 2014

The Academy Awards will air live on ABC tonight, March 2, 2014, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and featuring a performance by the great Idina Menzel. BroadwayWorld has rounded up this year's Broadway alums, so scroll down to learn more about the stars, and be sure to let us know your picks! (more...)

Falcon Theatre to Present West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with the Lookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to announce a very special event to benefit Lookingglass Theatre Company. On Saturday, March 29 at 4 pm, a performance of the West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andrew White and directed by Dan Bonnell, followed by a post-show Q & A with members of the creative team, and a private dinner following. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. (more...)

Karen Mason, Alexandra Silber & More Set for Red Bull Theater's HAPPY END Concert Reading, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Today, Red Bull Theater announced the cast for their Staged Concert Reading of Happy End, the musical by Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill, translated by Michael Feingold: Nancy Anderson, J. Bernard Calloway, Carson Elrod, Steven Eng, Tom Hewitt, Matthew Maher, Karen Mason, Martin Moran, Alexandra Silber, Price Waldman, Kristine Zbornik, Chip Zien, and more to be announced. Happy End will be directed by Leigh Silverman with music direction by James Cunningham and will take place Monday March 17th at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets. (more...)

Richard Isen's CHANCE to Make World Premiere at Alcove Theater, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013

After its workshop production at the York Theatre in NYC in Nov. 2011, Chance - A Musical Play about Love, Risk & Getting it Right -will be having the its world premiere staging at The Alcove Theatre in SF, beginning tonight, July 5, and running through July 28, 2013. (more...)

Juilliard Drama to Feature GREAT GOD PAN, BURIED CHILD & More in 2013-2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Juilliard's Drama Division announces the 2013-2014 season of fully-staged productions featuring Juilliard's 43rd group of acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program at Juilliard. This season's plays include Jeffrey Hatcher's Smash, directed by Victor Pappas; Amy Herzog's The Great God Pan, directed by Maria Mileaf; and Sam Shepard's Buried Child, directed by Daniel Fish. All performances take place in the Stephanie P. McClelland Drama Theater at Juilliard. (more...)

West End Theatre Extends KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL; Open-Ended Run Begins 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Paul Sand & The West End Theatre announce the extension of "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel," a cabaret-style production of the famed German composer's best-known songs, including "Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny" from "Threepenny Opera;" "Surabaya Johnny" from "Happy End;" and "The Alabama Song" from "Mahagonny." (more...)

Meryl Streep & The Weinstein Company to Target NRA in THE SENATOR'S WIFE
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

After today's Oscar announcements, in which Streep nabbed a nod for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Harvey Weinstein appeared on THE HOWARD STERN SHOW, and said, per The Washington Times: 'I'm going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we're going to take [gun rights] head-on. And [the NRA is] going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them.' (more...)

West End Theatre Extends KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL; Open-Ended Run Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Paul Sand & The West End Theatre announce the extension of "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel," a cabaret-style production of the famed German composer's best-known songs, including "Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny" from "Threepenny Opera;" "Surabaya Johnny" from "Happy End;" and "The Alabama Song" from "Mahagonny." (more...)

LOOT Opens Tomorrow at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Red Bull Theater presents the Off Broadway revival of Loot by Joe Orton. Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger directs a company that includes Rebecca Brooksher (Fay), Eric Martin Brown (Meadows), Jarlath Conroy (McLeavy), Ryan Garbayo (Dennis), Rocco Sisto (Truscott), and Nick Westrate (Hal). Loot has scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, and sound design by Brad Berridge. Opening Thursday January 16th, this limited engagement continues through February 9th only at Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Broadway at the Golden Globes- BWW Rounds Up 2014's Theatrical Nominees
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2014

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, air tonight, January 12 on NBC, and BroadwayWorld has rounded up this year's Broadway alums. Learn more about the stars below, and be sure to let us know your picks! (more...)

Arnie Burton & Robert Sella to Star in Red Bull's THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP; Performances Begin 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Red Bull Theater will present the 30th Anniversary Revival of Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep, starring Arnie Burton and Robert Sella, directed by Everett Quinton. The Mystery of Irma Vep will have scenic design by John Arnone, costume design by Ramona Ponce, lighting design by Peter West, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott. (more...)

Tony Winner Rosemary Harris to Star in Roundabout Theatre's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of 'Eleanor Swan' in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. The production will begin performances on September 4 and open Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Falcon and Lookingglass Theatres to Present West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with theLookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andy White and directed by Dan Bonnell. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON will begin previews on Wednesday, March 19; will open on Friday, March 28 and continue throughSaturday, April 19 at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr. in Burbank. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End Theatre's KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

The echoes of Kurt Weill's dark footsteps on the Santa Monica Pier will soon be heard on the historic seaside structure. Tony Award-winning actor/director Paul Sand is creating a limited-run show at what will be called the West End Theatre, transforming an enclosed observation deck at the end of the Santa Monica Pier into what will be a cabaret-style performing space. Inaugurating the theatre will be 'Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel' - a performance of a collection of the famed German composer's songs - that will open Today, Dec. 6. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End Theatre's KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

The echoes of Kurt Weill's dark footsteps on the Santa Monica Pier will soon be heard on the historic seaside structure. Tony Award-winning actor/director Paul Sand is creating a limited-run show at what will be called the West End Theatre, transforming an enclosed observation deck at the end of the Santa Monica Pier into what will be a cabaret-style performing space. Inaugurating the theatre will be 'Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel' - a performance of a collection of the famed German composer's songs - that will open Friday, Dec. 6. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast onstage below! (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

San Francisco, CA, December 20, 2013 – The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor—continues its 35th anniversary season with a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's 1957 opera Noye's Fludde, based on the biblical deluge story, in one performance only, Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 8 pm at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. Conducted by Ms. Sainte-Agathe, the cast will feature guest artists Carey Perloff as The Voice of God, bass-baritone Joe Chappell as Noah, mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen as Mrs. Noah and other soloist roles performed by members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus, to be announced. The production will be staged by Ariel Craft and will feature original art, costumes and set pieces created by members of San Francisco's acclaimed Creativity Explored, supported by a grant from the Creative Work Fund. The evening features the performance and includes a cocktail party and dinner to benefit the San Francisco Girls Chorus. For information and tickets, visitwww.sfgirlschorus.org . (more...)

Meryl Streep to Join THE GIVER Movie as 'Chief Elder'?
by Jessica Showers - Aug 6, 2013

Deadline.com reports that Meryl Streep is in talks to join Jeff Bridges in the upcoming film adaptation of Lois Lowry's award-winning, YA novel THE GIVER, directed by Phil Noyce. (more...)

Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro to Star in THE GOOD HOUSE
by Jessica Showers - Aug 6, 2013

Deadline reports that Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro will co-star in THE GOOD HOUSE, a romantic drama from FilmNation Entertainment and Tribeca. (more...)

Melissa Errico and More Set for Symphony Space's KURT WEILL ON BROADWAY, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Symphony Space will open its 2013-14 Music season with 'Kurt Weill on Broadway,' Monday, October 7 (8 pm) at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. The show takes place on the 70th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Weill's One Touch of Venus. Ted Chapin hosts a stellar cast featuring Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Judy Blazer, and Ron Raines, plus winners of the international Lotte Lenya Competition. (more...)

San Jose Stage Presents AN ILIAD, Featuring Jackson Davis, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

San Jose Stage Company presents the captivating epic tale, An Iliad, adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, opening tonight, April 9 and running through May 4. (more...)

San Jose Stage to Present AN ILIAD, Featuring Jackson Davis, 4/9-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

San Jose Stage Company presents the captivating epic tale, An Iliad, adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, opening April 9 and running through May 4. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS to Begin Previews April 12 at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

A new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls begins previews April 12 at the Shaw's Festival Theatre. Like its musical predecessors My Fair Lady and Ragtime, the Shaw's production of Guys and Dolls celebrates glorious storytelling, unforgettable characters and memorable music. Directed by Tadeusz Bradecki and brought to life by The Shaw's renowned acting Ensemble, the 'greatest of all American musicals' pulsates with the neon-lit rhythm, energy and grittiness of New York City nightlife (more...)

The Falcon Theatre Extends Run of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, Now Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with the Lookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE), West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andrew White and directed by Dan Bonnell is EXTENDINGthrough SUNDAY, APRIL 27 at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr. in Burbank. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. (more...)

AN ILIAD, Starring Jackson Davis, Begins at San Jose Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

San Jose Stage Company presents the captivating epic tale, An Iliad, adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, opening April 9 and running through May 4. (more...)

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