Russell Peters & Faizon Love to Star In Brad Epstein-Helmed Comedy RIPPEDRussell Peters & Faizon Love to Star In Brad Epstein-Helmed Comedy RIPPED
by Movies News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Canada's number one stand-up export, RUSSELL PETERS has teamed up with fellow stand-up comedian and accomplished actor Faizon Love in a stoner buddy comedy RIPPED directed by Brad Epstein. (more...)

BWW Interviews: If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother - A Chat With The Moms of DEAR EVAN HANSENBWW Interviews: If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother - A Chat With The Moms of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 8, 2015

Broadway's Jennifer Laura Thompson (Nice Work If You Can Get It) and Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin) star in the World Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN and they've also managed to tackle being working actors and real-life mothers at the same time. I got the chance to speak with both of them about how all that works - juggling successful careers and parenthood is something not a lot of Broadway actors can pull off. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW  is a Must SeeBWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a Must See
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 6, 2015

Shakespeare fans will be flocking to an exciting production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW that is featured on the Festival Theatre stage at the Stratford Festival this season. Director Chris Abraham's recent contributions to the festival (particularly last season's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM) left patrons wondering what surprises he had up his sleeve for this production. Although SHREW was not altered nearly as much as MIDSUMMER was, Mr. Abraham certainly had fun with the first few scenes and also skillfully managed to find the right tone for what is one of Shakespeare's more unsettling comedies. (more...)

Pioneering Aten 'Black Gold' Coin to Offer New Patented Digital WalletsPioneering Aten 'Black Gold' Coin to Offer New Patented Digital Wallets
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

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Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 6, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/31; Ogunquit's NICE WORK, a 'Brilliant' BENT at CTG, LIZA and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/31; Ogunquit's NICE WORK, a 'Brilliant' BENT at CTG, LIZA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 31, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, Maine, New Orleans and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Ogunquit's NICE WORK, DAMES AT SEA at The Winter Playhouse, and LIZA in New Orleans, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director Mitchell Greco and Playwright Ted Swindley Talk HONKY TONK ANGELSBWW Interviews: Director Mitchell Greco and Playwright Ted Swindley Talk HONKY TONK ANGELS
by Katricia Lang - Jul 29, 2015

Stages Repertory Theatre Company opens it 2015 - 2016 season with the bright lights, big city musical revue, HONKY TONK ANGELS. The show includes country classics 'Delta Dawn,' 'Stand By Your Man,' 'Harper Valley PTA' and more! (more...)

Reflections: What SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Lacks in Star Power, It Makes Up for In Extended Scenes, Live SpectacleReflections: What SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Lacks in Star Power, It Makes Up for In Extended Scenes, Live Spectacle
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 28, 2015

When compared to SUNSET BOULEVARD, which follows the same classic film-to-stage pedigree as SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and tackles the same dilemma of making the transition from silent films to talkies in the 1920s - albeit of psychological melodrama in genre compared to the latter's rollicking parody - SUNSET BOULEVARD had big stars of stage and screen who headlined West End and Broadway. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN did not delve into such stunt casting from the onset - unless you consider Tommy Steele, who originated the role of Don Lockwood in the West End, as big as Elvis Presley or Gene Kelly, the silver screen's original Lockwood. (more...)

ERNIE to Open Wharton Center's 2015 Season This AugustERNIE to Open Wharton Center's 2015 Season This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

To celebrate the Detroit Tigers opening of the 2015 season, Wharton Center is thrilled to announce the play ERNIE by Michigan's own award-winning author, Mitch Albom, as the opening show of its 2015-2016 season. ERNIE is the smash hit play about the 'Voice of Summer,' Ernie Harwell, and recounts the life of the beloved Tigers announcer. (more...)

Review Roundup: MACK & MABEL with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChanceReview Roundup: MACK & MABEL with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance
by Review Roundups - Jul 28, 2015

Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. Based on the real-life romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, it tells the story of a group of pioneering filmmakers who changed the world surrounded by the great fun of the silent screen: heroes in capes, girls tied to the tracks, glamorous Bathing Beauties and the chaos of the Keystone Kops. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director Mitchell Greco and Playwright Ted Swindley Talk HONKY TONK ANGELSBWW Interviews: Director Mitchell Greco and Playwright Ted Swindley Talk HONKY TONK ANGELS
by Katricia Lang - Jul 26, 2015

Stages Repertory Theatre Company opens it 2015 - 2016 season with the bright lights, big city musical revue, HONKY TONK ANGELS. The show includes country classics 'Delta Dawn,' 'Stand By Your Man,' 'Harper Valley PTA' and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CAT'S MEOW at Oyster Mill Is Unsettling Piece of Hollywood HistoryBWW Reviews: THE CAT'S MEOW at Oyster Mill Is Unsettling Piece of Hollywood History
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 25, 2015

Oyster Mill reconstructs a fabled Hollywood death in CAT's MEOW with Sam Eisenhuth as a marvelous Charlie Chaplin (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: FROZEN Is Aiming To Freeze Up Broadway In A Big WayFLASH FRIDAY: FROZEN Is Aiming To Freeze Up Broadway In A Big Way
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 24, 2015

Today we are celebrating this week's big news that FROZEN will be hitting Broadway with a song-packed score! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Linguistic Marriage Counseling and Character Acting in a Comic Soufflé: THE FULL CATASTROPHE at Contemporary American Theater FestivalBWW Reviews: Linguistic Marriage Counseling and Character Acting in a Comic Soufflé: THE FULL CATASTROPHE at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 20, 2015

For a weightless and elegant good time, it would be hard to beat The Full Catastrophe, by Michael Weller, at the Contemporary American Theater Festival. There is not one thing in the story to tether it to reality, or trouble us with any true sense of its characters being in any kind of jeopardy, and the presentation of the whole farrago, under Ed Herendeen's direction, is smooth and amiable. This play is best consumed at the end of one's visit to this year's Festival, after sampling the weightier and more nutritional fare. (more...)

BWW Interviews: What to Expect in Season Two of AGENT CARTERBWW Interviews: What to Expect in Season Two of AGENT CARTER
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 20, 2015

Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy talk about what is coming up for their characters in Season two of AGENT CARTER on ABC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bucks County Playhouse Presents a Beautiful ON GOLDEN PONDBWW Reviews: Bucks County Playhouse Presents a Beautiful ON GOLDEN POND
by Kelli Curtin - Jul 16, 2015

I would describe Bucks County Playhouse's production of ON GOLDEN POND, under the direction of Jonathan Silverstein, as comforting. The show is a warm-hearted and beautiful production with a cast that skillfully crafts a portrait of a family. The story is nostalgic and takes the audience on a journey back to simpler times. ON GOLDEN POND sheds light on the complexities of relationships and how they change over time. ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County Playhouse pays homage to aging and family relationships, and this production has a solid and outstanding cast. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIAL M FOR MURDER Rings Up Classic Suspense at Peninsula PlayersBWW Reviews: DIAL M FOR MURDER Rings Up Classic Suspense at Peninsula Players
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 16, 2015

Ever wondered what was going to happen when the phone ring wakes someone from a drowsy sleep? While technology may have changed since the 1950's, the premise and fear of the unknown ring-ring and who might be calling remains equally fascinating. After sipping a drink under the stars before the performance at Peninsula Players Theatre (PPT) and silencing those cell phones, eagerly enjoy their thriller on stage this July written by Britain's Frederick Knott, his iconic Dial M for Murder. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Elegant Solutions For A New Norma Desmond In SUNSET BOULEVARDSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Elegant Solutions For A New Norma Desmond In SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2015

With breaking news arising late last week of Glenn Close being considered for a return to her Tony Award-winning role in Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's Tony Award-winning Best Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD as well as the show's anniversary of its original West End world premiere opening on July 12, now is an absolutely opportune time to turn back the clock to 1993 and see what precisely makes SUNSET BOULEVARD so spectacular - and muse on some of the major talent that could bring the type of big-time attention that would warrant a major revival of the musical, whether on Broadway, the West End or even the silver screen. Given that the original Billy Wilder film was penned with Gloria Swanson in mind and ultimately became a roman a clef of sorts for the unique star as well as considering the sordid history of original lead Patti LuPone and her odyssey in starring in the show, not to mention the victorious and memorable highs achieved by the leading ladies who have headlined the show - which, post-Close, included Betty Buckley, Rita Moreno, Diahann Carroll, Elaine Paige and more - the role is ripe for a star of epic proportions to introduce one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most acclaimed musicals to a new generation. And, the time is now. The possibilities are virtually endless, but here are some particularly delectable ideas as we begin to consider who would be absolutely ideal for a new Norma Desmond fit for 2015. (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

THE KING AND I Cast Honor Jose Llana By Posing With New Poster Outside Lincoln CenterTHE KING AND I Cast Honor Jose Llana By Posing With New Poster Outside Lincoln Center
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2015

THE KING AND I honors its new king! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Messy But Effective Premiere of WE ARE PUSSY RIOT at the Contemporary American Theater FestivalBWW Reviews: The Messy But Effective Premiere of WE ARE PUSSY RIOT at the Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 14, 2015

The success of PUSSY RIOT rests upon what author Barbara Hammond gets right. This includes a recreation of an actual Pussy Riot provocation/performance; excerpts from the Russian government's show trial which rely largely on the actual words of the defendants, lawyers, and judge; and the language and attitudes of the authorities, especially the police and the judiciary, which are notorious. And overarching these, the show nails the crisis of authority and legitimacy for the Russian state and the Russian Orthodox Church, a crisis the Pussy Riot protestors helped exacerbate for a while to an acuteness sharper than even the play conveys. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

NO ORDINARY HERO Now On iTunes,On Demand & Amazon; Coming to DVD 8/18NO ORDINARY HERO Now On iTunes,On Demand & Amazon; Coming to DVD 8/18
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

Mariposa Creativity presents “No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie,' director Troy Kotsur's empathic, beautifully executed and landmark debut feature. (more...)

NO ORDINARY HERO, Starring Marlee Matlin and John Maucere, to Hit DVD This MonthNO ORDINARY HERO, Starring Marlee Matlin and John Maucere, to Hit DVD This Month
by Movies News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Mariposa Creativity presents “No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie.” Director Troy Kotsur's empathic, beautifully executed and landmark debut feature just opened on August 4 on iTunes, Amazon and all VOD platforms, and will open on August 18 on DVD from Mariposa Creativity. (more...)

THE WHITE FEATHER to Premiere at the Union Theatre This AutumnTHE WHITE FEATHER to Premiere at the Union Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Georgina Briggs' brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won't accept the shame and she won't let it lie. But as she fights for justice a shocking discovery awaits her. This is the story of The White Feather - A New British Musical, which comes to the Union Theatre for a five week run 16 September - 17 October 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Minnesota Fringe Festival Delivers an Amazing Smorgasbord of TheaterBWW Reviews: The Minnesota Fringe Festival Delivers an Amazing Smorgasbord of Theater
by Jill Schafer - Aug 6, 2015

Helly my Broadway World Minneapolis friends. I know it's been a while since I've shared anything with you, but that's because I've been all-consumed by the 174-show 11-day festival that is the Minnesota Fringe. If you have not yet sampled from this glorious smorgasbord, don't worry, the fest continues through August 9 with 4-7 shows offered each day at 15 venues in Minneapolis, plus 9 site-specific shows. Believe me, I understand that this can be overwhelming, but I'm here to help. Read on to see a list of my 10 favorite shows of the Fringe so far. Now get out there, open your eyes and your heart and your mind, and see some of the beautiful, challenging, hilarious, disturbing, silly, profound, amazing theater that this festival has to offer. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Will Smith Stars in Real-Life Drama CONCUSSIONVIDEO: First Look - Will Smith Stars in Real-Life Drama CONCUSSION
by - Aug 31, 2015

Below, check out the first trailer for director Peter Landesman's CONCUSSION, based on the GQ magazine article "Game Brain" by Jeanne Marie Laskas. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: They're Stayin' Alive! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Reminisces Before 54 Below Reunion Concert!BWW Exclusive: They're Stayin' Alive! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Reminisces Before 54 Below Reunion Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Bring your dancing shoes to 54 BELOW for the reunion celebrating the 2000 Broadway musical SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Reunite with some of the original cast members for some of the Bee Gee's biggest hits of the late 70s, 'Stayin' Alive,' 'Boogie Shoes,' 'If I Cant Have You,' 'Jive Talkin,' 'How Deep Is Your Love,' and even a few songs recently added to a brand new production of the show. (more...)

XLrator's FIVE STAR Comedy to DVD 9/1XLrator's FIVE STAR Comedy to DVD 9/1
by Movies News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

XLrator Media presents FIVE STAR, available on DVD: September 1, 2015. Directed and written by Keith Miller, the film stars James 'Primo' Grant, and John Diaz. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com. (more...)

Alex Timbers Reflects on His STARCATCHER Days with  Roger ReesAlex Timbers Reflects on His STARCATCHER Days with Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

It was just weeks ago that Broadway mourned the loss of Roger Rees, who passed away at age 71. Alex Timbers, who collaborated with Rees on Peter and the Starcatcher, recently wrote about the beloved star in American Theatre. Check out an excerpt below: (more...)

THE GIN GAME to Play Theatre Memphis This FallTHE GIN GAME to Play Theatre Memphis This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis presents Donald L. Coburn's THE GIN GAME, opening September 18 and running until October 4, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: ROSS MACDONALD: FOUR NOVELS OF THE 1950s Is a Great IntroductionBWW Review: ROSS MACDONALD: FOUR NOVELS OF THE 1950s Is a Great Introduction
by John Walker Ross - Aug 18, 2015

Remarking on the distinction between English drawing room mysteries and America's hard-boiled crime dramas, Raymond Chandler famously wrote that his role model, Dashiell Hammett, “gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse.” (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Cow's Brilliant CLYBOURNE PARK Continues Important LegacyBWW Review: Mad Cow's Brilliant CLYBOURNE PARK Continues Important Legacy
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 15, 2015

Now, running through September 6th, Mad Cow Theatre has brought to their stage an exemplary production of Norris' surprisingly funny CLYBOURNE PARK that is so full of intelligence, talent, and compassion that it can't help but engage Orlando theatre audiences in this discussion that has become vitally important given tragic events in our country over the past year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CARMEN, Soho Theatre, August 13 2015BWW Reviews: CARMEN, Soho Theatre, August 13 2015
by Gary Naylor - Aug 15, 2015

Gary Naylor enjoys a wonderful evening's entertainment lit up by Bizet's music and a central performance that is as hot as its tropical setting. (more...)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH & More Set for Custom Made Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonTHIS IS OUR YOUTH & More Set for Custom Made Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Custom Made Theatre Company announces its 17th Season, opening with Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth on September 18. The 2015-2016 season will be staged at Custom Made's new home, the Custom Made Theatre at 533 Sutter St. (at Powell) just north of Union Square, easily accessible via all Bay Area public transit and a block from public parking. (more...)

FringeArts to Stage U.S Premiere of AFTER THE REHEARSAL/PERSONAFringeArts to Stage U.S Premiere of AFTER THE REHEARSAL/PERSONA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

FringeArts presents the U.S. premiere of Toneelgroep Amsterdam's After the Rehearsal/Persona, a centerpiece of the 2015 Fringe Festival and the only U.S. engagement of this stunning work. Two Ingmar Bergman screenplays, After the Rehearsal and Persona, are reimagined for the stage by celebrated Dutch director Ivo van Hove and set designer Jan Versweyveld. This theatrical diptych, with each play delving into the messy lives of theater artists, features deeply emotional and physical performances to match the layered psychological drama of Bergman's texts. (more...)

BWW Interview: Of Monsters, Mad Scientists, and Mel BrooksBWW Interview: Of Monsters, Mad Scientists, and Mel Brooks
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 14, 2015

'Mel Brooks' genius lies not only in that he has created these incredibly hilarious films, but he has written the musical scores as well.' The speaker is Jeremiah James, one of the stars of Young Frankenstein, the blockbuster fourth mainstage show of Maine State Music Theatre's 2015 season, which comes to a close n August 22. James, as well as his colleagues, Missy Dowse (Inga), Dance Captain Buddy Reeder, Music Director Samuel Thorne Bagala, and MSMT's Director of Development Barbara Whidden are talking with BWW's Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold to a standing-room-only crowd in the last of the summer's Peek Behind the Curtain interview series on August 12 at Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library. The lively panel is eloquent about Young Frankenstein and about their summer experience at MSMT. (more...)

Melissa Ritz Brings 'BOMBSHELL OF RHYTHM' to SoHo Playhouse thru 8/30Melissa Ritz Brings 'BOMBSHELL OF RHYTHM' to SoHo Playhouse thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

On the heels of receiving the coveted 'Pick of the Fringe' award for her one-woman show, Melissa Ritz brings Bombshell of Rhythm: The Life & Secrets of Ina Ray Hutton to NYC's SoHo Playhouse, now through August 30th. (more...)

WatchGuard Video Introduces Smaller HD Body CameraWatchGuard Video Introduces Smaller HD Body Camera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

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BWW Interviews: Director DAN FISHBACH and Actor/Producer ZACHARY LUTSKY Discuss ASSASSINSBWW Interviews: Director DAN FISHBACH and Actor/Producer ZACHARY LUTSKY Discuss ASSASSINS
by Don Grigware - Aug 12, 2015

On August 21 Red Blanket Productions will present a rare revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical Assassins at the Pico Playhouse in West LA. Director Dan Fishbach and actor Zachary Lutsky, who plays assassin John Hinckley, recently took time out of their busy schedules to talk about the show. It is particularly relevant this year as we recollect the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. BIOS: (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: CHICAGO's Roxie Is The Name On Everybody's Lips! Who Should Be Given A Shot Next?SOUND OFF Special Edition: CHICAGO's Roxie Is The Name On Everybody's Lips! Who Should Be Given A Shot Next?
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 12, 2015

The replacement star. One of the trickiest and most problematic facets of any production facing an enterprising producer and director is casting a fitting replacement, particularly for a star role. Of course, John Kander and Fred Ebb's vaudeville-based performance opportunity extravaganza CHICAGO allows for a copious amount of star turns, so the likely candidates for filling the famous shoes of the roles of Roxie, Velma, Billy Flynn and Matron Mama Morton are nearly overwhelming to consider. Furthermore, August 8 marked the momentous day in Broadway history when legendary Broadway and Hollywood superstar Liza Minnelli famously stepped in for an ailing Gwen Verdon in the original Bob Fosse production of CHICAGO on Broadway. Now, with notable pop star Brandy Norwood as the current Roxie and reality competition show standout Rumer Willis poised to take over in early September giving a slew of fresh buzz to one of Broadway's longest-running musicals of all time, the 1996 revival of CHICAGO, now is an ideal time to consider some familiar faces who have excelled in the role in the past and could continue the tradition and keep the momentum going for a production that has now played nearly 8,000 performances on the Great White Way. Time may have marched on, but these ladies certainly still have the stuff! (more...)

Akashic Books to Release SIMON'S OFF TO THE VET...AND OTHER CAT-ASTROPHES and AN THEN I DANCEDAkashic Books to Release SIMON'S OFF TO THE VET...AND OTHER CAT-ASTROPHES and AN THEN I DANCED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

In the last five years, Simon's Cat has become a global phenomenon. Star of thirty-nine films, which have been watched over 500 million times, and winner of a dozen major industry awards, Simon's Cat has captured the hearts of a worldwide audience. In this brand-new book we see Simon's Cat face any feline's most dreaded scenario—he's off to the vet. And he's not at all happy about it. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Rauch Chats About SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY and his Love of Phil CollinsBWW Interview: Ben Rauch Chats About SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY and his Love of Phil Collins
by Nora Dominick - Aug 11, 2015

SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY is bringing the modern dating world to life at FringeNYC, beginning this Friday at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre. Creator and actor BEN RAUCH chats to BroadwayWorld about writing the music for Single Room Occupancy and bringing his love of Phil Collins to the forefront of this new, hilarious, pop/rock comedy musical. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADYCast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will re-fashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her- luck London flower girl taken on as an 'experiment' by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw's beloved play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'The Rain in Spain,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' (more...)

Keith Miller's FIVE STAR Arrives on DVD 9/1Keith Miller's FIVE STAR Arrives on DVD 9/1
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

FIVE STAR, written and directed by Keith Miller, will arrive on DVD September 1, 2015. The film stars James 'Primo' Grant and John Diaz. (more...)

WWT Named F5 Unity Innovation Partner of the Year for the AmericasWWT Named F5 Unity Innovation Partner of the Year for the Americas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

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