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Tim Rice & Elaine Page on the Origin of EVITA; From Inception, to the Stage, to MadonnaTim Rice & Elaine Page on the Origin of EVITA; From Inception, to the Stage, to Madonna
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

EVITA, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1978 master class musical, has enjoyed runs internationally, two on Broadway and two in London, with a third on the way at the Dominion Theatre. But the process of bringing it to the stage, which Rice and original West End star Elaine Page detail in a new series of essays with The Guardian, was challenging, invigorating, and began on a 'late night in 1973.' (more...)

Live365, the Original Internet Radio Network, Announces the Appointment of Dennis Constantine As Director of BroadcastingLive365, the Original Internet Radio Network, Announces the Appointment of Dennis Constantine As Director of Broadcasting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As the venerable Live365 prepares for a series of new product launches, the company announces Dennis Constantine as the new Director of Broadcasting. This announcement follows the return of Mark Lam as CEO of Live365. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE UNDERSTUDY At Everyman Theatre is a SMASH!BWW Reviews: THE UNDERSTUDY At Everyman Theatre is a SMASH!
by Charles Shubow - Sep 5, 2014

Joseph W. Ritsch directs his first Everyman production. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Open 27th Season With Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12Lookingglass Theatre to Open 27th Season With Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Live TheatreBWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Live Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Vo - Sep 22, 2014

One of the wonderful things about live theater is that each audience member's experience is different. For me, a favorite aspect of live theater is its ability to suspend disbelief and to transport the audience to the world being presented onstage. When it's done well, immersion into the story-telling and production can make the audience forget, at least for a moment, that they are watching a bunch of actors in a play. The experience envelopes them, and before long the audience is crying and laughing along with the characters on the stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: They Do Not Serve Who Only Stand And Wait - THE UNDERSTUDY at EverymanBWW Reviews: They Do Not Serve Who Only Stand And Wait - THE UNDERSTUDY at Everyman
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 2, 2014

We come into life with a desire to do meaningful things, just as an understudy comes into the theater motivated to produce great thespian art. Yet if the understudy is our avatar, how discouraging is his example! For, as in Rebeck's play, the understudy's task is condemned to nearly certain futility. Particularly so on today's Broadway, where plays are too often packaged as vehicles for screen stars whom the audience pays a large premium to see, in productions with limited runs. The setup is almost guaranteed to incentivize producers to demand that the big screen stars appear at every performance, and to incentivize the stars to do so, affording no opportunity to the understudies. (more...)

BWW Reviews: They're Playing Our (Grandparents) Song at Winter Park PlayhouseBWW Reviews: They're Playing Our (Grandparents) Song at Winter Park Playhouse
by Justin J Sacramone - Sep 19, 2014

Vernon Gersch, a 70's songwriter, is a punctual and sarcastic stick in the mud and Sonia Walsk practices candor and tardiness. So when he proposes to join forces with Sonia it is clear from the start that these two are going to make a comedically disastrous pairing. A score by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager and jokes by Neil Simon, THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG is a passe musical about the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager. It is also The Winter Park Playhouse's third show of the season, conveniently starring the Company's Executive and Artistic Directors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WITTENBERG at Shakespeare Theatre of New JerseyPhoto Flash: First Look at WITTENBERG at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of the award-winning play WITTENBERG by David Davalos, in which he ingeniously manipulates time and space to unite an unusual trio-Doctor Faustus, Martin Luther, and Hamlet-for a witty and provocative debate about faith, fate, existence, and tennis. The 'big questions,' the enigmas that eternally puzzle mankind, are given clever and delightfully quirky forum in this contemporary riff on the age-old and eternal conudrums. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Scarlett Johansson to Star in Television Adaptation of Edith Wharton's THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRYScarlett Johansson to Star in Television Adaptation of Edith Wharton's THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Scarlett Johansson will soon be headed to the small screen. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NOISES OFF Proves Whatever Can Go Wrong Onstage is Even Funnier Backstage!BWW Reviews: NOISES OFF Proves Whatever Can Go Wrong Onstage is Even Funnier Backstage!
by Shari Barrett - Oct 4, 2014

In 1970, Michael Frayn, the English playwright who would go on to write NOISES OFF, was standing backstage In The Wings watching a performance of another farce he had written, "The Two of Us." Of this performance, he said, 'It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind.' By the late 70s, Frayn had taken a crack at the concept with a short-lived one-act play called "Exits" before fleshing out and expanding the piece into the hilarious three-act NOISES OFF, now brilliantly staged at the Morgan-Wixson in Santa Monica. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Troy SchumacherBWW Interviews: Troy Schumacher
by Barnett Serchuk - Oct 29, 2014

BalletCollective will present two world premiere ballets that showcase the company's commitment to artistic collaboration on October 29 and 30 at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. The program will also include The Impulse Wants Company (2013). All three works will be accompanied by live music performed by the ensemble Hotel Elefant and feature lighting design by Brandon Stirling Baker. (more...)

Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR! to Hit Theaters in 2016Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR! to Hit Theaters in 2016
by Movies News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

According to Deadline, the Coen brothers' all-star drama HAIL, CAESAR! has received a release date February 5, 2016. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/22/14 - FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, SETH'S BROADWAY DIARY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/22/14 - FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, SETH'S BROADWAY DIARY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 22, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE opens tonight off-Broadway and Seth Rudetsky launches his new book series! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kevin Spacey's NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE Comes to OvationVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kevin Spacey's NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE Comes to Ovation
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Kevin Spacey's NOW: In The Wings on a World Stage will have its world television premiere on Ovation, America's only arts network, on Sunday, November 9 at 8:00pm ET. The engaging documentary film chronicles Spacey's collaboration with director Sam Mendes on an ambitious stage production of "Richard III" as it travels around the world. Click below to watch a promo for the special! (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: AMAZING GRACE's World Premiere in Chicago: Sweet Sounds, Heavy Themes Close to CompletionBWW REVIEWS: AMAZING GRACE's World Premiere in Chicago: Sweet Sounds, Heavy Themes Close to Completion
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 20, 2014

Can a new musical be 'pre-Broadway' without having a New York theater booked, or without even announcing a timetable for said booking? How about a musical largely penned by a previously unknown writer, one who worked as a Pennsylvania policeman, and never formally studied music composition? Well, AMAZING GRACE is that show, and this expensive-looking, high-aiming show that's been in development since 2007, with book, music and lyrics by Christopher Smith (the book is co-written with the veteran playwright Arthur Giron) opened on Sunday night. So far, so good! (more...)

Photo Flash: Portraits of Obie Award Winner Tracee Chimo for The Creative Faces ProjectPhoto Flash: Portraits of Obie Award Winner Tracee Chimo for The Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Obie Award winner Tracee Chimo, who can currently be seen in Second Stage Theatre's production of Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrence McNally, is the latest featured artist in The Creative Faces Project: an evolving portrait and interview collective of artists inspiring the New York Stage. Ms. Chimo is also set to play multiple roles in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles in its upcoming Broadway run. Ms. Chimo's photos and interview, posted Thursday, October 16th, can be viewed on The Creative Faces Project website: www.thecreativefacesproject.com . (more...)

Magnetek Receives Order to Modernize Hoover Dam Crane ControlsMagnetek Receives Order to Modernize Hoover Dam Crane Controls
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

“Along with our partner on the project, we are very pleased to be able to assist the Bureau of Reclamation with the modernization of the cranes used in the Hoover Dam Power Plant,” said Dan Beilfuss, Magnetek's director of sales. “The new crane control systems we are designing will utilize our technologically advanced drives and radio controls, providing crane operators at the Hoover Dam Power Plant with improved productivity, safety and reliability.” (more...)

BWW Reviews: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET Offers NYC Dancegoers a Last Chance to See the Exquisite Carla KörbesBWW Reviews: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET Offers NYC Dancegoers a Last Chance to See the Exquisite Carla Körbes
by Sondra Forsyth - Oct 13, 2014

Far and away the highlight on opening night of the Pacific Northwest Ballet's five-day return engagement at NYC's Joyce on October 8th 2014 was the soul-stirring and remarkably supple performance by Carla Korbes. The ballerina, who will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 season, is a mere 33 years old. Watching her dance with Jerome Tisserand in a preview of Justin Peck's "Debonair" to an alternately playful and poignant score by George Anthell was pure delight. The ballet is slated to premiere next month in Seattle and served as the closer for the NYC triple bill. (more...)

Kevin Spacey's NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE to Premiere on Ovation 11/9Kevin Spacey's NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE to Premiere on Ovation 11/9
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Ovation, America's only arts network, will present the world television premiere of Kevin Spacey's acclaimed documentary film NOW: In The Wings on a World Stage on Sunday, November 9 at 8 PM ET. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/8-11/9/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/8-11/9/2014
by - Nov 9, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

'Rocky Horror' Sequel SHOCK TREATMENT Heading to the London Stage This April'Rocky Horror' Sequel SHOCK TREATMENT Heading to the London Stage This April
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Richard O'Brien is planning to bring his 1981 sequel to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, titled 'Shock Treatment', to the London Stage. (more...)

Stage Premiere Of SHOCK TREATMENT At King's Head, 2015, Plus TRAINSPOTTING!Stage Premiere Of SHOCK TREATMENT At King's Head, 2015, Plus TRAINSPOTTING!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2014

King's Head Theatre Artistic Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher announces the theatre's work for the first 6 months of 2015, including a new play directed by Mike Bradwell, and the 21st anniversary production of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, with a 9-actor Edinburgh cast, plus, the long awaited stage premiere of Richard O'Brien's Shock Treatment, the equal/sequel to his cult hit The Rocky Horror Show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOM, DICK, AND HARRY Are Hilariously Dysfunctional SiblingsBWW Reviews: TOM, DICK, AND HARRY Are Hilariously Dysfunctional Siblings
by Barry Lenny - Nov 23, 2014

The Adelaide Repertory Theatre Society's final offering for the year was written by master of the farce , Ray Cooney, and his son, Michael, (more...)

BWW Reviews: BLANK! THE MUSICAL is Truly Your MusicalBWW Reviews: BLANK! THE MUSICAL is Truly Your Musical
by David Clarke - Nov 18, 2014

Come one, come all to the musical you help create. Just a few blocks north of the heart of Times Square, the vastly talented improv actors, orchestra, and crew of BLANK! THE MUSICAL are treating audiences to the opening and closing night of a musical. (No, they're not reviving the 1988 production of CARRIE.) When you enter New World Stages for BLANK! THE MUSICAL, you'll have no idea what you're in for in the best of possible ways. (more...)

THE WINTER OF APRIL to Run 12/4-21 at Theatre for the New CityTHE WINTER OF APRIL to Run 12/4-21 at Theatre for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

'The Winter of April,' a Police Thriller partly inspired by the Gilgo Beach murders on Long Island in 2010, compares the fate of murdered sex workers with others who have been shadowed or forgotten by history, including those, like Ada Lovelace, who were at the forefront of science and technology. The play was written and structured by Ricardo Sarmiento Gaffurri from a concept by director Ramiro Antonio Sandoval and his Tabula RaSa NYC Theater & Performance Lab. It is mounted with ensemble acting, sophisticated audiovisuals and multimedia modeling. The piece protests society's tendency to tie sexual crimes to one perpetrator, when the individual is usually the tip of an iceberg--a global machine of human trafficking. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., NYC will present the play's world premiere December 4 to 21. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Philip BoykinTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Philip Boykin
by BWW Staff - Nov 14, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Philip Boykin, who is starring in On The Town- currently playing at the Lyric Theatre. (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Shubert TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Shubert Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 14, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Shubert Theatre! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Gershwin TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Gershwin Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 12, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Gershwin Theatre! (more...)

BWW Recap: Henry's NSA Work is 'Need To Know' on MADAM SECRETARYBWW Recap: Henry's NSA Work is 'Need To Know' on MADAM SECRETARY
by Scott Fullerton - Nov 10, 2014

MADAM SECRETARY had a little something for everyone this week as our Secretary enters into a Moldavian conflict, Henry enters back into the spy game with his NSA work, and son Jason, enters into the dating pool with a new girl at school. Also back, is our conspiracy theory about the death of former Secretary of State Marsh, and I am almost embarrassed to admit how I am slowly coming around on that topic. (more...)


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ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE to Conclude 50th Anniversary UK Tour at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre, July 3-5ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE to Conclude 50th Anniversary UK Tour at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre, July 3-5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Joe Orton's comic masterpiece, Entertaining Mr Sloane will conclude its 50th Anniversary U.K Tour at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry from Thurs 3 - Sat 5 July. (more...)

VOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at WalkerspaceVOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

In 'Voices of Swords' by Kari Floren, the late thirties son of a woman facing heart surgery hires a forty-something personal organizer to minister to his lonely yet indomitable mother. The organizer is already struggling unsuccessfully to reunite her own family. As she is sorely tested by this job, her growing toward the light is an object lesson to Baby Boomers, whose struggles to care for dependent parents are a preoccupation of our age. The comedic drama will be presented August 15 to September 7 by Right Down Broadway Productions at Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street. Eve Brandstein directs a cast of mostly Broadway regulars including Loni Ackerman, Bob Ari, Phillip Christian, Gillien Goll, Michael McKenzie and Celia Schaefer. (more...)

Scarlett Johansson in Negotiations to Join Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR!Scarlett Johansson in Negotiations to Join Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

According to Variety, Scarlett Johansson is the latest star in talks for the Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR! (more...)

Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Josh Gad and Key & Peele All in Talks for THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET MovieJon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Josh Gad and Key & Peele All in Talks for THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET Movie
by Movies News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Wrap reports that a slew of comedy stars are now in talks for Richard Linklater's THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET remake, with Jon Hamm vying for a leading role opposite Zach Galifianakis, and Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Keegan Michael Key & Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) In The Wings for supporting roles. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/14 - PHOENIX Rises, GHETTO KLOWN in the Park, Hall, Pinkham & Seibert in Concert and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/14 - PHOENIX Rises, GHETTO KLOWN in the Park, Hall, Pinkham & Seibert in Concert and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PHOENIX, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, begins tonight at Cherry Lane, John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN comes to Central Park, and three concerts highlight Broadway talent this evening at 42West, Joe's Pub and 54 Below! (more...)

Theatre Producer Receives Honorary AwardTheatre Producer Receives Honorary Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Theatre producer Steven M. Levy received an honorary award from the London College of Music, part of the University of West London (UWL) on Wednesday 23 July. The University's annual graduation ceremony took place at Wembley Stadium with 1,700 graduates in attendance. (more...)

Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the West EndReview Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jul 23, 2014

Shakespeare in Love is celebrating its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled -- 28 actors and musicians, plus two dogs -- for a play in the West End. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

The National Gallery of Art Presents DEGAS'S LITTLE DANCER, in Conjunction with Kennedy Center's World-Premiere of 'Little Dancer', 10/5-1/11The National Gallery of Art Presents DEGAS'S LITTLE DANCER, in Conjunction with Kennedy Center's World-Premiere of 'Little Dancer', 10/5-1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The National Gallery of Art's Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (1878–1881) takes center stage in Degas's Little Dancer, a focus exhibition on view from October 5, 2014 through January 11, 2015. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' world-premiere musical Little Dancer, which runs from October 25, 2014 through November 30, 2014. The musical is inspired by Edgar Degas's renowned original wax statuette of a young ballerina, which caused a sensation when it was first shown at the 1881 impressionist exhibition in Paris and is one of the most popular works of art in the Gallery of Art's collection. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch MemorialFLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

Today we are saluting one of Broadway's brassiest, bawdiest and best-loved leading ladies in honor of her death this week, the one and only Elaine Stritch. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Present DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12Lookingglass Theatre to Present DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Host WAITING IN THE WINGS PAnel, 9/6Everyman Theatre to Host WAITING IN THE WINGS PAnel, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

On Saturday, September 6th, Everyman Theatre welcomes seasoned theatrical professionals for its panel discussion entitled "Waiting In The Wings." The panel is a part of the discussion series, The World of the Play, which began during the 2013/14 season. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Present WITTENBERG, Begin. 9/10Shakespeare Theatre to Present WITTENBERG, Begin. 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Performances begin September 10 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...)

BWW Reviews: Tap Your Troubles Away with Ginger at Winter Park PlayhouseBWW Reviews: Tap Your Troubles Away with Ginger at Winter Park Playhouse
by Justin J Sacramone - Aug 18, 2014

'Backwards in High Heels,' now playing through August 23rd at The Winter Park Playhouse, is as entertaining as it is educational. The story is an account of the transformation of a young girl, Virginia Katherine McMath, into one of the country's best-known dancing idols; you may know her by her pseudonym Ginger Rogers, the bright-eyed teenager with dreams of dancing her way through Broadway, Hollywood, and beyond. (more...)

Broadway Dims Lights Tonight in Honor of Stage & Screen Star Lauren BacallBroadway Dims Lights Tonight in Honor of Stage & Screen Star Lauren Bacall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Lauren Bacall, legendary stage and screen star, who died Tuesday at the age of 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, August 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights Tomorrow in Honor of Stage & Screen Star Lauren BacallBroadway to Dim Lights Tomorrow in Honor of Stage & Screen Star Lauren Bacall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Lauren Bacall, legendary stage and screen star, who died Tuesday at the age of 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Friday, August 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Kelly Renee Armstrong, Ricardo Frederick Evans, John Lescault & More Set for Arena Stage's OUR WARKelly Renee Armstrong, Ricardo Frederick Evans, John Lescault & More Set for Arena Stage's OUR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. (more...)

Portland's Only Latino Arts and Cultural Festival Returns with Milagro's LA LUNA NUEVA 2014, 9/12-28Portland's Only Latino Arts and Cultural Festival Returns with Milagro's LA LUNA NUEVA 2014, 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The sixth edition of La Luna Nueva Milagro's 31st season's inaugural event and Portland's only Latino arts and culture festival, shines at Milagro from September 12th to 28th. Since its creation in 2008, La Luna Nueva festival has opened the doors to local and international Latino artists of multiple disciplines to present and promote the wide and diverse spectrum of vibrant, multinational and pan-ethnic Latino art and cultural expressions like no other festival in the Pacific Northwest! (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Hurry Back - A Lauren Bacall MemorialFLASH SPECIAL: Hurry Back - A Lauren Bacall Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 13, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and career of legendary Broadway and Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall in honor of her death this week at the age of 89. (more...)

Mark Ruffalo Returning to the Stage in New Play?Mark Ruffalo Returning to the Stage in New Play?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Mark Ruffalo, of HBO's THE NORMAL HEART, BEGIN AGAIN with Keira Knightley, THE AVENGERS, the upcoming film SPOTLIGHT and more, recently spoke with Deadline about a whole slew of subjects, including, of course, a potential return to the stage. Ruffalo said he not only wants to see Broadway's THIS IS OUR YOUTH as soon as he can this fall, but that he also has a play up his sleeves. (more...)

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