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VIDEO: Showtime Debuts New Teaser, Key Art for THE AFFAIR
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Today, SHOWTIME debuted the poster for its provocative new drama series THE AFFAIR, which premieres on Sunday, October 12th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The highly-anticipated series stars Golden Globe® nominees Dominic West (The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Luther), as well as Emmy® nominee Maura Tierney (ER) and SAG Award® nominee Joshua Jackson (Fringe). Currently in production on ten episodes in and around Long Island, New York, THE AFFAIR is the exploration of two marriages and the emotional and psychological effects of the affair that disrupts them. Check out a new teaser, in addition to the key art, below! (more...)

Carolyn Malachi, Benjamin Walker, Ryan Raftery & More to Play Joe's Pub, 8/27-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its schedule for August 27-September 7, featuring MARY MILLBEN, MIKEY WAX / MY SILENT BRAVERY, DAVELL CRAWFORD, CAROLYN MALACHI, MIKE BARNETT, FIND THE FUNNY, DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL and more. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. 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...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Sets ANIMAL FARM Cast, Running 10/15-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced casting for the first production of its 2014/15 season, George Orwell's Animal Farm, a world premiere adaptation by Althos Low. Directed by SYA Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon, the cast of professional actors features Will Allan, Jasmine Bracey, Lucy Carapetyan, Amelia Hefferon, Matt Kahler, Mildred Marie Langford, Blake Montgomery, Dana Murphy, Lance Newton and Sean Parris. Animal Farm runs October 15 - November 9, 2014; the press performance is on Saturday, October 18 at 3pm. Performances Tuesday through Friday at 10am are reserved for school groups only; public performances are scheduled Friday at 7:30pm (except October 17), Saturday at 3 and 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Single tickets ($20) are on sale now through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. School group tickets are available through Education and Community Programs Coordinator Lauren Sivak at 312-654-5643. (more...)

FringeNYC Encore Series to Run 9/4-10/5 in Two 'Mini Festivals'; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 25-31, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 25, 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...)

OPRAH'S THE LIFE YOU WANT Arena Tour Teams with Discovery Education And Step Up
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

'Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend,' an eight-city arena tour and transformational weekend featuring Oprah Winfrey and a team of special guests, announced today an initiative to reward and inspire outstanding educators and mentors throughout the country with complimentary tickets to attend the life-changing weekend event. In each of the eight U.S. cities the tour will visit this fall, pairs of tickets will be distributed via Discovery Education, leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, and Step Up, the nonprofit that inspires women to inspire teen girls to fulfill their potential. Discovery Education will distribute tickets to deserving educators in and around each city, while Step Up will target member mentors. (more...)

Virginia Rep Presents BECOMING DR.RUTH, 09/12-10/19
by Laura Meltzer - Aug 25, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre will be presenting 'Becoming Doctor Ruth' at the Hanover Tavern from September 12th through October 19th. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Naomi Jacobson, Rick Foucheux & Serge Seiden to Lead AWAKE AND SING! at Olney Theatre Center this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, continues its critically-acclaimed 76thAnniversary season with a starry cast of DC-area veteran award-winners in Clifford Odets' classic family drama AWAKE AND SING! September 24 - October 19, 2014 on the Mainstage. Directed by Studio Theatre Producing Director (and 2013 Helen Hayes Award Winner) Serge Seiden, the cast features2014 Helen Hayes Award Winner Rick Foucheux, 2011 Helen Hayes Award Winner Naomi Jacobson, Rick Foucheux, Olney veteran Paul Morella, and Olney newcomers Laura C. Harris and Alex Mandell. (more...)

Designers from 'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE,' THE GLASS MENAGERIE & More to be Honored at 2014 Henry Hewes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Five theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2014 Awards in a luncheon ceremony scheduled for October 6. Bob Crowley (The Glass Menagerie), Linda Cho (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Justin Townsend (Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play) and G. Lucas Crane and Keith Skretch (This Was the End) will be honored with 2014 Henry Hewes Design Awards. Three of the five are receiving his or her first Henry Hewes Design Award. Bob Crowley was previously honored in 2007 for his work with Scott Pask on The Coast of Utopia. For the 2014 honors, 91 theater artists were nominated for outstanding artistry in 59 productions presented during the 2013-2014 New York theater season. (A complete list of 2014 nominees follows this awards announcement.) (more...)

The Hub Theatre Welcomes Matt Bassett as Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Hub has announced Matt Bassett as their new Associate Artistic Director. Matt joined The Hub Theatre as a company member after appearing in 2011's The Clockmaker and has since served as Casting Associate for The Hub, directed 2014's Failure: A Love Story, assistant-directed 2012's Big Love (2013 Helen Hayes nomination - Outstanding Direction for Kirsten Kelly) and directed many table and staged readings for new play development for The Hub. (more...)

Bruno Latour and Company to Tackle Climate Change in GAIA GLOBAL CIRCUS at The Kitchen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Kitchen and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism are pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Gaia Global Circus, a one-of-a-kind theatrical experiment that explores society's ambivalence toward mankind's greatest threat: global warming. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Closes on the Great White Way
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

The world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen, and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, will play its final performance on Broadway today, August 24 at the St. James Theatre. As of that date, the musical will have played 156 regular performances and 33 preview performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's run on the Great White Way! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PIPPIN National Tour's Kyle Selig Shows Fans a Day in Life as Pippin in Anticipation of Denver Opening
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2014

Kyle Selig stars as Pippin in the new national touring production of PIPPIN that launches in Denver on Sept. 6. Kyle sent his selfie video series, JOIN US: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PIPPIN that The Denver Center for the Performing Arts put together into a vlog to show fans a fun day in the life of Kyle and his show. In this video, he meets up with castmates (including Leading Player Sasha Allen), jugglers and even some comic sleight of video hand. Get a first look into rehearsals. Enjoy the view. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Host Memorial for Legendary Actress Tana Hicken, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Everyman Theatre has announced that on Monday, September 15 at 7PM, actors, directors, designers, family members, friends, and audience members will gather at Everyman to remember the incredible life and work of actress Tana Hicken, who died August 17th at her home in Sparks, MD. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (director of In the Continuum, author of Antebellum and Insurrection: Holding History). Bootycandy is the opening production of the Playwrights Horizons 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Rachel Gordon, Christopher Stollery and More to Star in Darlinghurst Theatre Company's DAYLIGHT SAVING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Darlinghurst Theatre Company today announced the cast for Daylight Saving, the final play in their inaugural season at Eternity Playhouse. The deliciously fast-paced comedy about love, loneliness, food and friendship opens 4 November. (more...)

Patrick Page Returns to 54 Below for Encore Performance of 'Good to Be Bad', 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

After a 54 Below debut in January, Patrick Page, recently of Casa Valentina, AND BROADWAY'S LEADING BAD GUY returns for an encore performance AT 54 BELOW! (more...)

NextStop Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with GIDION'S KNOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

At the forefront of the minds of parents this time of year is back-to-school, with newly fallen leaves, fresh clothes, and packed lunches being a top priority for families. In its 2014/2015 season premiere, NextStop Theatre and Forum Theatre address an issue many parents fear when putting their loved ones on the school bus in a new co-produced play surrounding the harsh realities of bullying, suicide, self-expression, academic standards, the parent-teacher relationship, and school violence. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 9/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The national tour of the international hit show Menopause The Musical comes to The Cape Playhouse for a one week run this fall, playing September 16-21. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

LiveScan Provider Binary Biometrics Announces Partnership with Preeminent CNA School, Gabriel Health Institute to Expand Services in Orlando Region
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

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Matthew Hydzik Will Age Backwards in BENJAMIN BUTTON Musical Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The York Theatre Company will present a staged reading of Benjamin Button, a new musical with music by Natalie Tenenbaum and book and lyrics by Brett Boles. Stephen Nachamie will direct. The musical is based on the short story authored by F. Scott Fitzgerald. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens on Bringing 'CURIOUS CASE' to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

Watch Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens as they talk about bringing the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Broadway. In this first segment in a six-part series, Haddon and Stephens talk about the decision to adapt the best-selling book into a stage play. Check it out below! (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

There are only seven more opportunities to catch the world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman - during its final week on Broadway. (more...)

Charity Concert to Celebrate Peter Sutherland Sept 28 at The Cockpit Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

For one night only, a Charity Concert celebrating the life of Your Own, Your VERY Own Mr Peter Sutherland on SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2014 at 7.30pm at The Cockpit Theatre, London. (more...)

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert continue The Nielsen Project - the Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - with performances of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture and Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, as well as the second release of the Philharmonic's series of recordings of Nielsen's complete symphonies and concertos. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth to Present MARIE ANTOINETTE, 9/15-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the first offering of its 35th season: David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette, a highly contemporary look at the famously iconic and controversial queen of France, from her growing celebrity to her ultimate demise at the hands of those who had once extolled her. Woolly Company Member Kimberly Gilbert will take on the role of Marie in a production directed by new Woolly Company Member Yury Urnov, who last directed at Woolly in 2012, with the World Premiere production of You For Me For You. Marie Antoinette will run from Monday, September 15 to Sunday, October 12, 2014. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL to Open Artists Rep's 2014-15 Season, Begin. 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Artists Rep will kick off its 2014/15 season with the Portland premiere of Intimate Apparel by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Artists Rep Artistic Associate and Resident Artist Michael Mendelson will direct this award-winning, Off-Broadway and regional theatre sensation. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Auditorium Theatre's 125th Anniversary Gala Set for 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Exactly 125 years from when the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University opened its doors in 1889, the National Historic Landmark, led by Board Chairman Melvin L. Katten and Executive Director Brett Batterson, celebrates its milestone 125th Anniversary with a special performance, "Living the History - 125 Years of the Auditorium Theatre" on December 9, 2014. The celebratory evening, which begins with a star-studded program at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E Congress Pkwy), will include a tribute to the diverse entertainment that has been, and continues to be presented at the theatre including symphonic music, opera, Broadway musicals, rock music and dance. The performance will be immediately followed by a Gala Celebration Dinner at the Palmer House Hilton (17 E Monroe) to cap off the extraordinary night. (more...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS Winners Announced - Cate Blanchett, Craig McLachlan, THE KING & I and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The 14th Annual Helpmann Awards were presented live from Sydney's Capitol Theatre and broadcast on Foxtel's Arena. Host Jonathan Biggins was joined by some of Australia's most talented performers and industry leaders to announce this year's winners while recognising the distinguished artistic achievement and excellence across the major disciplines of Australia's live performance industry. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Jen Cody, Sheffield Chastain and Roberta Maxwell to Star in Reading of THE LOST BOY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Broadway's Matt Doyle (Book Of Mormon), Jen Cody (Shrek), Sheffield Chastain (Is He Dead?) and Roberta Maxwell (Brokeback Mountain) will star in a industry reading of Ron Pallilo's play, The Lost Boy at the Broadway's Matt Doyle (Book Of Mormon), Jen Cody (Shrek), Sheffield Chastain (Is He Dead?) and Roberta Maxwell (Brokeback Mountain) will star in a industry reading of Ron Pallilo's play, The Lost Boy at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios, 311 West 43rd St. The Lost Boy will be performed Sept. 15th at 6:30 pm and on Sept. 16th at 12:30pm. (more...)


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'STAND BACK I'M GONNA UKE' Set for 2014 United Solo Festival, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Take a musical journey back to your youth, or even before you were born, with the songs that speak to all of our hearts and shine through all of our memories. Slim Bob Slim -- the ukulele-playing vaudevillian alter-ego of Philadelphia actor, writer, and director Seth Reichgott -- takes you on a journey through the great old-timey music we all know and love. Featuring such favorites as 'Take On Me,' 'Come On Eileen,' 'Walking On Sunshine,' and many more, STAND BACK I'M GONNA UKE is a concert, an evening of storytelling, and a chance to tap your feet and sing along to all new arrangements of great songs from the 80s. (more...)

National Theatre Live's MEDEA to Screent at THT, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Medea is a wife and a mother. When her husband, Jason, abandons his family for a new life, she exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway's Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Death of Robin Williams
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

Mr. Page generously and immediately responded to our request and composed the moving essay that follows, which also includes his personal reflections on last week's tragic death of Robin Williams. (more...)

Carrying the Banner - NEWSIES' Road to Broadway!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! All this week we're bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. (more...)

James Barbour, Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger, Mamie Parris and More Star in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Ogunquit - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Get ready for a wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

Mara Wilson, Caroline Rose, Mary Millben, and More to Perform at Joe's Pub 8/20-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

This week, Joe's Pub at the Public will feature the talents of many performers, including Mara Wilson, Caroline Rose, Mary Millben, and more, August 20-31. (more...)

BWW Recap: MASTERS OF SEX Gives & Takes Away; Palmer Leaves, Goldsberry Comes
by Aimee Curameng - Aug 18, 2014

I admit, this was a tough episode to watch, but also, the kind of episode that makes this show so great. There was a lot of loss, and we said goodbye to some key performers. It was such a well-constructed episode that it brought on the tears. Let's get to it... (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 18-24, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

By the end of the week, Broadway will say goodbye to two musicals- NEWSIES and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. This is your last chance to catch both casts in action before the shows close for good! (more...)

2014 Helpmann Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The 14th Annual Helpmann Awards were presented tonight live from Sydney's Capitol Theatre and broadcast on Foxtel's Arena. Host Jonathan Biggins was joined by some of Australia's most talented performers and industry leaders to announce this year's winners while recognising the distinguished artistic achievement and excellence across the major disciplines of Australia's live performance industry. (more...)

Casting Roundup: Ed Harris, Malin Akerman, and More in New Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Entertainment Weekly, brought a whole roundup of casting news this week, featuring big name stars, indie films, and more. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 Announced at Sydney's Capitol Theatre
by Jade Kops - Aug 17, 2014

The Helpmann Awards, which has recognised the achievements in live performance in Australia since 2001, is the Australian industry's equivalent of the Tony Awards and the Olivier Awards. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for U.S. Premiere of WETLANDS
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

From director David Wnendt and writer Claus Falkenberg comes the U.S. premiere of WETLANDS, set to hit theaters on September 5th. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

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