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What happens after Happily Ever After, after all? In Sondheim and Lapine’s beloved musical retelling of the Grimm classics, a parade of familiar folktale figures find their way “Into the Woods” and try to get home before dark—under the guidance of Mark Lamos, who dazzled us with A Little Night Music in 2008.

Tickets On Sale For Donna Murphy Drama League UP CLOSE Interview, 4/21
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway headliner Donna Murphy is set to discuss her remarkable career as part of an UP CLOSE interview to benefit the Drama League later this month and tickets are now on sale. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE! Donna Murphy Set For ROYAL PAINS Guest Starring Role
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Donna Murphy has just landed a recurring guest starring role on hit USA series ROYAL PAINS, BroadwayWorld can exclusively confirm. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE Sings Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

What, dare say, is “the ultimate musical theatre challenge”? Well, Sondheim, that is! Otherwise known as the greatest living musical theatre dramatist and the subject of this week's GLEE - FOLLIES to SWEENEY TODD and Into the Woods. And, touching, timely and terrific tribute it was. (more...)

Darren Criss & Chord Overstreet Talk Sondheim Songs On GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

This week's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee was titled 'Bash' and the episode was highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim, so stars Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet discuss the work of Sondheim in an amusing new featurette. (more...)

VIDEO: Sondheim & More on Last Night's GLEE; Watch All the Performances!
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

On last night's episode of GLEE titled 'Bash,' Rachel took the next step in committing to her role in "Funny Girl." Meanwhile, Kurt was the victim of an attack because of his sexual preference. (more...)

Harbor Lights Theater Offers Mother's Day Special for DRIVING MISS DAISY, Running 5/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Harbor Lights Theater Company, led by Executive Artistic Director Tamara Jenkins, Co-Artistic Director Jay Montgomery, and Associate Producer Beth Gittleman, announces that special preparations are being made for the Mother's Day performances of Driving Miss Daisy, running May 9th through the 18th at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens. (more...)

Christopher Sieber Joins Cast of MATILDA Tonight After Delays from Injury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Christopher Sieber will officially make his debut as the tyrant Miss Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda the Musical tonight, April 18. Sieber was previously scheduled to begin performances in March, but had to delay after he fractured a bone in his hand during rehearsals. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 18, 2014 - Michael Urie Doc, VIOLET and 'INISHMAAN' Open and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 18, 2014

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Utah Shakespeare Festival Receives $10,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the Utah Shakespeare Festival is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Festival is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support the world premiere adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ROCKY's Jennifer Mudge
by BWW Staff - Apr 18, 2014

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Jennifer Mudge, who is starring as 'Gloria' in Rocky- currently playing at the Winter GardenTheatre. (more...)

PlayMakers Awarded NEA Art Works Grant for 2014 Repertory Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that PlayMakers Repertory Company will receive a $50,000 NEA Art Works grant for its fall 2014 repertory productions. PlayMakers is the professional theater company based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (more...)

Fiasco Theater Makes DC Debut with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Folger Theatre, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The highly celebrated New York troupe Fiasco Theater will make their Washington, DC debut with their production of William Shakespeare's clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Folger Theatre. Directed by company members Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will play at the Folger from today, April 17 - May 25, 2014. (more...)

HARVEY to Run 4/25-5/11 at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Harvey, a time-honored classic comedy, opens April 25, 2014 and runs through May 11, 2014 on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis. The lead character, Elwood P. Dowd, is inseparable from his best friend and confidant, Harvey, an over six-foot magical white rabbit. Only Elwood can see Harvey so is it any wonder Elwood's family decides a peaceful sanatorium might be suitable for him - and Harvey? As it turns out, a sanatorium is the perfect place for a comedy of errors that proves Elwood and Harvey may be the sanest characters around. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Michael Learned Joins Cast of Rubicon's LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Four-time Emmy Award-winner Michael Learned had just been added to the rotating cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore (Love, Loss) which opens at Rubicon Theatre on April 16 and continues for a 5-week run through May 18. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 16, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)

Judith Light & Christopher Sieber Will Announce 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees; BroadwayWorld to Live Stream on 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Drama League has announced that Judith Light and Christopher Sieber will announce the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream here at www.broadwayworld.com. (more...)

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the Paris Production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre du Chatelet!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

In a show structured around the famous essay by psychoanalyst Bruno Bettelheim, Stephen Sondheim gives us his interpretation of various fairy tales: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Magic Beanstalk... audiences at Le Chatelet, however, aren't in for the standard trip down the nostalgic lanes of childhood. The company includes Kimy McLaren as Cinderella, Leslie Clack as The Narrator, Nicholas Garrett as The Baker, Christine Ox as The Baker's Wife, Beverley Klein as The Witch, Pascal Charbonneau as Jack, Damian Thantrey as Cinderella's Prince, David Curry as Rapunzel's Prince and more. Check out highlights from the French production below! (more...)

CTC's THE UGLY DUCKLING Set for Harris Center, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

In an adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, an Ugly Duckling discovers that as he passes through the awkwardness of youth to the grace of maturity he becomes a handsome swan. The nationally-recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for its fourth and final performances of beloved children's tales this season. (more...)

Theatre Du Chatelet's INTO THE WOODS Now Streaming
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2014

The elaborate new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical Into the Woods playing at renown Paris playhouse and opera venue Theatre du Chatelet is now available to hear in full. (more...)

Ringwald to Present INTO THE WOODS, 5/2-6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Nearing the end of a season devoted to words and stories, it only makes sense to close with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's seminal musical Into the Woods. The ultimate storybook musical gets mightily reimagined by Ferndale's feisty theatre, The Ringwald, in association with Two Muses Theatre and Kickham Hanley PLLC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TSU-San Marcos Premieres Glorious New Venue with Stellar Production of ANYTHING GOES
by Jeff Davis - Apr 15, 2014

It's tough to decide what I like more, a great production or a great new theater. Thankfully, I got both during my recent trip to Texas State San Marcos Department of Theatre and Dance. Their current production of Anything Goes is stunning, as is the new Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre. (more...)

Kathy Lee Gifford Joins NextStop Theatre's INTO THE WOODS as the Giant's Wife, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NextStop Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, running May 1-June 1, 2014, makes a major announcement for the season-closing production. Directed by NextStop's Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann, the production team is announcing the addition of TODAY Show Co-Host, Kathie Lee Gifford, as the voice of the Giant's Wife. The addition of Ms. Gifford is a significant achievement for the emerging company as they close out their inaugural main stage season. (more...)

Laura Benanti Heads to Showtime's NURSE JACKIE as Recurring Guest
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Showtime has announced that Broadway vet Laura Benanti will appear in a recurring role in the hit medical drama comedy NURSE JACKIE. (more...)

VIDEO: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Vanessa Williams: 'My Parents Urged Me to Pursue Music'
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The talented actress and singer stops by this morning's TODAY on NBC and tells hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda that she is thankful her music-teacher parents encouraged her to pursue the arts. (more...)

VIDEO: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Vanessa Williams Performs 'Stormy Weather' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Actress and singer Vanessa Williams, accompanied by a 17-piece orchestra, performed the jazz standard "Stormy Weather" from the new Broadway show AFTER MIDNIGHT (more...)

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes to Star in Opera Australia's THE KING AND I from Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the principal cast for Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I. Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will co-star in the Tony Award-winning Australian production, which is being revived next year by the Gordon Frost Organisation and Opera Australia. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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OLIVIERS 2014: Live Blog!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

It's the biggest night in the West End theatre calendar - the great and the good are gathered in Covent Garden to celebrate the best stage work of the last year. Stick with us throughout the night for all the winners, as well as gossip from the Party in the Piazza, and a running commentary on the TV highlights show! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Creating Arts Company Presents SNOW WHITE and WIZARD OF OZ, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

The Creating Arts company has just announced its upcoming productions - Snow White and Wizard of Oz. Details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/12- Story Time With ROCKY, Face Time With NEWSIES, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, NEWSIES, BRIDGES OVER MADISON COUNTY, and more! (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present ENCORE! High School Musicals Celebration, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals at the Colonial Theatre on Friday, May 2 at 7pm directed by Travis G. Daly. This special performance features ten-minute encore performances from this year's Berkshire County high school musicals. (more...)

BWW TV: Vanessa Williams Sings 'Stormy Weather' in Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2014

Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams officially joined the cast of Broadway's After Midnight on April 2nd as 'Special Guest Star.' Williams will play performances through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). Directed and choreographed byWarren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you Williams' performance of 'Stormy Weather.' (more...)

Richard Eyre's GHOSTS to Continue West End Theatre Series at Cinemas Across the UK and Ireland, June 26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The WEST END THEATRE SERIES is delighted to announce its third title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts. The Almeida Theatre production will be screened in over 200 cinemas across the UK and Ireland for one night only, Thursday 26 June '14 (www.westendtheatreseries.com). (more...)

Screenplay Writer Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Comes to the Roleystone Theatre on 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

A play from the author of the Academy Award-winning To Kill A Mockingbird screenplay comes to Roleystone Theatre this May. Written by Horton Foote, The Trip To Bountiful is a poignant story of an ageing widow unhappily living with her son and daughter-in-law in a small city apartment. She longs to return to the town of Bountiful where she grew up and finally manages to make the journey, discovering more about her early life and disappointments along the way. Ultimately, she is reconciled to the reality of her present situation and faces the future with peace. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Perform at The Old Globe's 2014 Gala, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

MTC MainStage Presents THE FANTASTICKS, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2013/2014 Season with 'The Fantasticks' a musical with book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones and based on 'Les Romanesques' by Edmond Rostand. Performances are April 11 - May 4, Todays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com. (more...)

Off-Broadway's TIL DIVORCE DO US PART Plays Final Performance on 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL, will conclude its 10-week engagement at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street in Union Square) after the matinee on Sunday, April 13th, prior to a national tour, which is soon to be announced. Mark Waldrop is the director with concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer. The musical comedy revue opened to acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Among the raves, The New York Times exclaimed: 'The show is buoyant and high spirited. Revenge is truly sweet!' The New Yorker acclaimed: 'Laugh-Out-Loud Funny!' and New York Magazine called Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical 'a wacky and clever musical comedy.' For tickets call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com (more...)

Tony Award Winner Donna Murphy to Guest on USA's ROYAL PAINS
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Multi award-winning actress and singer Donna Murphy ("Made in Jersey," "Trust Me") will guest in the sixth season of ROYAL PAINS which returns this summer with 13 all new episodes. (more...)

THIRTEEN Records Off-Broadway's HELLMAN v. MCCARTHY, Starring Dick Cavett, Roberta Maxwell and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company announces that the world premiere of Brian Richard Mori's HELLMAN v. McCARTHY, a new play the feud between literary legends Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy, will be recorded by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET on Friday, April 11 at 8pm. The Off-Broadway play starring Dick Cavett, Roberta Maxwell and Marcia Rodd, will be filmed for broadcast on a future date. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Plays at Seward County Community College, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Theatre Department has announced their production of Into the Woods, a Tony Award Winning Production with a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy this Tony-award-winning witty and irreverent reimagining of classic fairytales. An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the complex characters in this fractured fairy tale. (more...)

Red Mountain Theatre Stages INTO THE WOODS, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Indulge in something eerie, tuneful, scary, funny, but somehow familiar as Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) presents Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods today, April 10-13. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Happy Few Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Rehearsals are underway and tickets are now on sale for Happy Few Theatre Company's inaugural production, a seven-person adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It in which every member of the ensemble will play multiple parts. Featuring original music performed by the cast and a modern setting, the production will open at Theaterlab NYC on W. 36th St. tonight, April 10, 2014, with performances running through April 27, 2014. Scroll down to see some pics from rehearsals! (more...)

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