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Religious Questions Examined in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

HACKENSACK, N.J. (more...)

Ron May to Direct SEMINAR at Actors Theatre, 10/24-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Director Ron May doesn't hide the fact - although maybe he should - that he's a reality TV junkie, which makes him the perfect choice to direct Seminar, the first of Actor's Theatre's four Arizona premieres to be staged during the 2014-15 season. (more...)

NJ Symphony Orchestra's Jacques Lacombe to Conduct SCHEHERAZADE & PETROUCHKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and the 1947 version of Stravinsky's Petrouchka, October 30-November 2, in a program celebrating the fairytale-inspired works of two Russian masters. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of West End's GREAT BRITAIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 30, 2014

Richard Bean's new play Great Britain opened in the West End on September 26,following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. With a cast led by Lucy Punch andRobert Glenister, Nicholas Hytner's production now continues at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in a strictly limited season to 10 January 2015. Designs are by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Go inside opening night in the video below! (more...)

Customer Contact Expo Opens Doors Tomorrow at London Olympia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

LONDON, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Present DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Begin. 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, announce a new adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's DOCTOR FAUSTUS, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma. DOCTOR FAUSTUS will begin previews on Thursday, October 23 at 7:30pm; will open on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm and will perform through Sunday, November 23 at the Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe & Rufus Wright Will Reunite with Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe, and Rufus Wright, all of whom were in the smash London run of the play, will join the Broadway company. (more...)

Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Drama Desk Award winning playwright J.E. Franklin will present her new book of plays To Break Every Yoke with a staged production starring actress Vinie Burrows on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

Review Roundup: Roundabout's INDIAN INK Opens Off-Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Sep 30, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tony Award-winner Rosemary Harris in the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. Indian Ink officially opens tonight, September 30, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

MGH-Set Medical Thriller ETHER DOME to Begin Oct 17 at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company continues its 2014-2015 Season with Ether Dome, "an essential story" (Hartford Courant) by Elizabeth Egloff about the advent of ether as an anesthetic and the resulting revolutionary impact on the medical profession. T (more...)

Howard McGillin, Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Additional casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Joining the previously announced Vanessa Hudgens in the title role will be two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh(Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. Casting for the roles of Madame Alvarez and Aunt Alicia will be announced soon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A.D. Players Presents THE 39 STEPS - It's a Tippi Good Time
by Katricia Lang - Sep 29, 2014

Like all dashing, debonair, and mustachioed bachelors, Richard Hannay has nothing to do. Listless, he decides to go to the theatre and, finally, the promise that every theatre teacher you ever had made comes true - it transforms his life. At the theatre, he meets a beautiful woman who accompanies him back to his apartment, saunters into his bedroom, then is promptly murdered in the night while he sleeps alone on his ottoman. Before the mysterious beauty dies, she fills his head with conspiracy theories that send Hannay on a wild-goose chase. He must answer the question: What (or who) is (or are) the 39 steps? (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2014

The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre, currently in previews. The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, will officially open on Sunday, October 5. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Clarence Brown to Offer 'Deaf Night at the Theatre' Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The Clarence Brown Theatre will hold three Deaf Night at the Theatre performances during the 2014-2015 Season. The performances include: The Miracle Worker on Tuesday, October 14, A Christmas Carol on Tuesday, December 9 and A Midsummer Night's Dream on Tuesday, March 3. The performances are supported in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission. For tickets, please call the CBT Box Office at 865-974-5161. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BLOOD BROTHERS – The Intimate Blockbuster Comes to Sydney
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Sep 29, 2014

Did y'hear the story of the Johnstone Twins? With BLOOD BROTHERS coming to Sydney in February 2015, BroadwayWorld talks to the cast and creative team about this intimate new production of one of the greatest musicals of our time. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: September 29 - October 5, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 29, 2014

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Southwark Playhouse's NEXT FALL, Starring Charlie Condou
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Ex-Coronation Street star Charlie Condou stars in the UK premiere of the Tony nominated Broadway comedy drama Next Fall, by award-winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts. The production plays at Southwark Playhouse through Saturday 25 October. (more...)

Eighteen Musicians to Join Ensemble ACJW for Two-Year Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

This season, a new group of eighteen musicians -- some of the finest professional players in the world -- will join Ensemble ACJW, a two-year fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Ensemble ACJW is designed to prepare young professional musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, and leadership. It offers performance opportunities, year-long partnerships within New York City public schools, and intensive professional development. (more...)

Review Roundup: Livet Är En Schlager
by Isa Ponturo - Sep 28, 2014

Based on the movie with the same name, Peter Joback and Helen Sjoholm stars in the new Swedish musical LIVET ÄR EN SCHLAGER. (English title: Once In A Lifetime) It follows the schlager music (hit songs frequently represented at Eurovision Song Contest) obsessed Mona Berglund who steals and submits her employer's, a cerebral palsy sufferer's, self composed song. A song, which qualifies for the finals and leads Mona to stardom. The world premiere in Stockholm took place on Saturday 11 September starring the star duo Peter Joback and Helen Sjoholm whom are once again reunited on the theatre stage, 19 years after their roles in 'Kristina Fran Duvemala'. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Kaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary Duo
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 28, 2014

This season's revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens on Broadway tonight, and in honor of the playwriting pair's long list of contributions to the theatre, we've rounded up some of their most notable works. Scroll down to learn more about the duo's canon! (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Cast Announced; Tickets on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Enda Markey will produce Blood Brothers, one of the longest running musicals in theatre history at Hayes Theatre Co from February 6 for a strictly limited 4-week season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jerry Seinfeld Performs Stand-Up on the Late Show with David Letterman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld recently performed some stand-up comedy on the Late Show with David Letterman, talking about everyday annoyances like bumper stickers, cliches, and more. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Of GREAT BRITAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Richard Bean's new play Great Britain opened in the West End last night (26 September 2014) following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Like many readers, I'm incapable of leaving a bookstore without at least one shiny new read. There's something about an entire store dedicated to the reading life that is impossibly alluring, no matter how large or small the store, no matter how rambling or curated the collection. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Linda Balgord of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Sep 26, 2014

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from October 8th-19th is the brand new national touring production of the long-running hit, 'The Phantom of the Opera', featuring Broadway veteran Linda Balgord in the role of Madame Giry (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

West End's KING CHARLES III Heading to Broadway This Spring?
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The hot West End production of Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III will be heading to Broadway this spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, Burke Moses and More in Opening Night of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter(Violet). It is be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). Check out a first look at the opening night party. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Company's THE DOWNPOUR Extends Through 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Due to popular demand, Route 66 Theatre Company's hit world premiere The Downpour, by Caitlin Parrish, directed by Route 66 Theatre Company's Associate Artistic Director, Erica Weiss is adding one additional week of performances, extending through October 19, 2014. The Downpour is playing at the Greenhouse Theater Center: 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. Tickets are at www.greenhousetheater.org, by calling 773.404.7336, or in person at the Greenhouse Theater Center box office. Press comps are still available for reviews. (more...)

Poetic Theater's BACK to Begin Previews on 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Poetic Theater Productions, under the direction of Co-Artistic Directors' Jeremy Karafin and Alex Mallory, has announced that it will stage the world premiere of BACK, a new play written by Mickey Bolmer and directed by Andrew Willis-Woodward, that celebrates and mourns the history of Greenwich Village through the lives and stories of Frank O'Hara, Cookie Mueller, Hibiscus, Nan Goldin and Aaron Burr, among others. BACK features production design by Rachel Klein and begins previews on Friday, October 17th at 8PM at the cell, 338 West 23rd St. The official opening is on Thursday, October 23rd at 8PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's THE NIGHT ALIVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of The Night Alive by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive began previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Wilma Theater to Open 2014-15 Season with RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 10/8-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

After the highly acclaimed production of Becky Shaw in the 2009/10 season The Wilma Theater is thrilled to be producing its second Gina Gionfriddo play-Rapture, Blister, Burn directed by UArts Ira Brind School of Theater Director Joanna Settle. When celebrity professor Catherine reunites with her best friends from graduate school, now a married couple with kids living in a New England college town, she begins to rethink the choices she's made over the past twenty years. As these three friends navigate their new relationships with each other, feelings of regret begin to arise. Catherine's homecoming leads to shifting dynamics and a larger look at how much (or little) the lives of women have evolved over the past century, while examining subjects ranging from pornography to Betty Friedan to slasher films. Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner Gina Gionfriddo offers a fresh take on timeless questions by wittily juxtaposing feminist theories with messy human desires. (more...)

BECKETT TRIPTYCH, BETRAYAL, MORTIDO and More Set for State Theatre Company's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

State Theatre Company today announced its 2015 season at a launch held in the Dunstan Playhouse. After a highly successful season to date in 2014, which included 7 Helpmann Award nominations and two wins for the Company's co-production with Windmill Theatre of Pinocchio; sell-out performances and two new box office records, 2015 is set to be another very strong season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Charlie Condou and the Cast of NEXT FALL's UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Ex-Coronation Street star Charlie Condou is to star in the UK premiere of the Tony nominated Broadway comedy drama Next Fall. Next Fall, by award-winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts, will play at Southwark Playhouse, now through Saturday 25 October. Next Fall is directed by Luke Sheppard, whose critically acclaimed production of In The Heights was a sold-out smash hit at Southwark Playhouse earlier this year. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

CARRIE - THE MUSICAL Makes Melbourne Premiere at Chapel off Chapel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Ghost Light in association with Moving Light Productions will present the Melbourne premiere of CARRIE- THE MUSICAL for a three-week season at Chapel Off Chapel from tonight, September 25. (more...)

Everyman Theatre's GROUNDED to Run 10/15-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The sold-out, award-winning London hit Grounded lands in Baltimore for the first time in a new production at Everyman Theatre starring City Paper's 2014 Best Actress and Everyman Resident Company Member, Megan Anderson. She's a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. Her unexpected pregnancy ends her high-flying career over the Middle Eastern skies. She finds herself instead flying remote-controlled drones half a world away while in a comfortable trailer just outside of Vegas. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - First Two Seasons of Acclaimed Drama Series PEAKY BLINDERS to Premiere on Netflix
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Netflix, in association with The Weinstein Company and Endemol, announced that the critically acclaimed, sweeping gangster series “Peaky Blinders” will launch exclusively on Netflix in the US. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Present THE MIRACLE WORKER, 10/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Few stories are as timeless -- or reveal the courage and resilience of the human spirit -- as 'The Miracle Worker,' which will run on the Clarence Brown Theatre mainstage October 2 - 19, 2014. (more...)

Adam Mansbach to Release Sequel to GO THE F**K TO SLEEP - YOU HAVE TO F**KING EAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

From Adam Mansbach, the author of the international best seller Go the F**k to Sleep, comes the long-awaited sequel about the other great parental frustration: getting your little angel to eat something that even vaguely resembles a normal meal. (more...)

Classic Verse Clashes with Contemporary Culture in the Sacramento Premiere of AN ILIAD by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

AN ILIAD demonstrates SacImpulse Theatre's ongoing commitment to contemporary translations and adaptations of classic works. Homer's Iliad as retold by one actor who shares the stage with a lone musician, has received acclaim across the country. 'AN ILIAD is pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying.' -Time Out NY. (more...)

Hye-Jin Kim Set for Pepperdine Recital Series at Raitt Recital Hall, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts 2014-2015 Recital Series continues with a special performance by the Winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild Competition, violinist Hye-Jin Kim in Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine University at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 9. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage HENRY VIII
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Next up on its Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents the Bard's epic pageant play Henry VIII. Centered around the tug-of-wars between church and state and husband and wife, the play culminates in the birth of England's future Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare's great patron and Henry's fierce and very female heir. Performances begin October 15 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Ruth's Chris Steak House Features 'Bubbles To Bordeaux' Pairing Dinner at 95 Participating Ruth's Chris Locations Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Ruth's Chris Steak House will offer guests a chance to explore the flavors of France with "Bubbles to Bordeaux," a five-course pairing dinner on Sunday, October 19 at 95 participating restaurants nationwide. (more...)

San Francisco Opera's MEFISTOFELE Comes to DVD and Blu-ray Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele, in one of the most impressive productions ever seen at the War Memorial Opera House, comes to audiences on DVD and Blu-ray on September 30, 2014 in San Francisco Opera's latest video release in partnership with EuroArts Music International. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES' Stars Join PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Movie; Screen Gems Nabs Rights
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Deadline writes that Screen Gems has grabbed the U.S. distribution rights to Burr Steers' film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's book PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, a spin on Jane Austen's classic romance novel. Not only that, but GAME OF THRONES' stars Charles Dance and Lena Headey have also signed on for the project. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

Canadian Stage Presents Helen Lawrence, Oct. 12 to Nov. 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

After opening in Vancouver in March 2014, and setting off on an international tour with stops in Germany and Scotland, Helen Lawrence lands at Canadian Stage with performances at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E), Oct. 12 to Nov. 2. The theatrical debut for world-renowned visual artist Stan Douglas and award-winning screenwriter Chris Haddock, Helen Lawrence is produced by Canadian Stage with co-producers Arts Club Theatre Company (Vancouver) and The Banff Centre (Alberta). Set in 1948 Vancouver, this ground-breaking work intertwines theatre, visual art and film and mixed-media, to create a production at the frontier of new media use in performance. (more...)

BWW Previews: Fall Shows in Sweden 2014
by Isa Ponturo - Sep 23, 2014

It is that time of the year. The days get shorter, the temperature drops, the leaves fall and we say our goodbyes to the northern midnight sun. The autumn has finally come, and we could not be happier! But this can only mean one thing for us Swedish theatre lovers, a fresh new theatre season! This season brings both revivals of old favorites and new shows and I have complied a list of upcoming shows I'm looking forward to see! (more...)

John F. Buckley and Martin Ott Release YANKEE BROADCAST NETWORK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Brooklyn, New York (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sir Tim Rice's Whole New World Of Lyrics
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 1, 2014

Today we are celebrating the lyricist and producer of this week's hotly anticipated Fathom Event, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, with multi-award winner Sir Tim Rice! (more...)

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