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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.

Bernadette Peters Talks Recent LuPone Incident, New Children's Book & More on TODAYBernadette Peters Talks Recent LuPone Incident, New Children's Book & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

While two playful, (and adoptable, puppies) rough house on the TODAY show set, Tony award winner Bernadette Peters spoke to hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda about her new children's book 'Stella and Charlie.' (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...)

VIDEO: Christian Slater & Christina Applegate Kill Any Dating Rumors on CORDENVIDEO: Christian Slater & Christina Applegate Kill Any Dating Rumors on CORDEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

After putting to bed any rumors Christian Slater dated Christina Applegate, they look at some of the leading ladies early in Christian's career he crushed on. (more...)

VIDEO: Elle King Performs 'Ex's & Oh's' on JAMES CORDENVIDEO: Elle King Performs 'Ex's & Oh's' on JAMES CORDEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Before her performance on last night's LATE LATE SHOW, music guest Elle King talked to host James Corden about her tattoos and her knack for getting kicked out of places she's staying. (more...)

Study Reveals How Most-Performed High School Musicals Have Changed Over TimeStudy Reveals How Most-Performed High School Musicals Have Changed Over Time
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Ever wonder how the most performed high school musicals and plays have changed over the years? So has NPR. Elissa Nadworny recently did performed a study of trends on what is performed most on high school stages across the country, and how those trends have differed from decade to decade. On how she did it, she writes:  (more...)

Stars from WICKED, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KINKY BOOTS Set for THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at FringeNYCStars from WICKED, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KINKY BOOTS Set for THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

CitySalt Theatricals proudly presents the new musical The Crack in the Ceiling, presented as part of the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Featuring book, music, and lyrics by James Harvey,  directed by Stephen Tyler Davis. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School to Stage HANDS ON A HARDBODY This AugustThe Barn Theatre School to Stage HANDS ON A HARDBODY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Truckin' on to the Barn Theatre stage is Rex Smith starring in HANDS ON A HARDBODY! Playing August 11 - 23. (more...)

CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Get the inside scoop!  Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, will present the return one-night performance of Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis and directed by Gretchen Cryer, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Get a First Listen to Meryl Streep's Cover of 'Drift Away' from RICKI AND THE FLASH!Get a First Listen to Meryl Streep's Cover of 'Drift Away' from RICKI AND THE FLASH!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

USA Today has shared an exclusive first listen to Meryl Streep's cover of the 1973 Dobie Gray smash 'Drift Away' from her new movie, Ricki and the Flash. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Twin Shadow Perform New Single 'To the Top' on JAMES CORDENVIDEO: Twin Shadow Perform New Single 'To the Top' on JAMES CORDEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

On last night's episode of THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, musical guest Twin Shadow performed their single 'To the Top.' Watch the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Hannibal Buress Talks NBPA Awards & Loud Shirts on CORDENVIDEO: Hannibal Buress Talks NBPA Awards & Loud Shirts on CORDEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, guest Hannibal Buress offered up some alternative categories for the NBA Player Awards and addresses his wardrobe of loud shirts. (more...)

SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY Set to Play at the New York International Fringe Festival 8/14-27SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY Set to Play at the New York International Fringe Festival 8/14-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Single Room Occupancy, a new pop/rock comedy musical will be presented as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival on August 14, 17, 20, 21 and 27.  Written by and starring popular theatre, film and television actor  Ben Rauch (HBO's Girls, Jersey Boys-The Movie, Gossip Girl), Single Room Occupancy has lyrics by Gaby Gold, Rory Scholl, and Ben Rauch, set design by You-Shin Chen, lighting design by Suzanne Immarigeon, sound design by Joshua D. Reid, choreography by Jebbel Arce, musical direction by Noriko Sunamoto  and will be directed by Joey Murray. The musical will run at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre at Culture Project (Venue #13), 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette) for five shows only. (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski & Tina Fey Lip Sync to Beyonce!VIDEO: Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski & Tina Fey Lip Sync to Beyonce!
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Tituss Burgess turned to Instagram to share a video of himself, 'Kimmy' co-star Jane Krakowski and series co-creator Tina Fey lip-syncing to Beyonce's '***Flawless.' (more...)

VIDEO: Trevor Noah Talks Getting 'The Daily Show' on CORDENVIDEO: Trevor Noah Talks Getting 'The Daily Show' on CORDEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, guest Trevor Noah talked about the experience of getting the call to succeed Jon Stewart at hosting The Daily Show. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-BendingSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015

Lines are blurring. Gender-bending is seemingly everywhere these days, from high fashion ads to news coverage to I AM CAIT, Queen Latifah as The Wiz and beyond. Furthermore, one of the most provocative and popular stories of last week was the news of a Canadian regional production of A CHORUS LINE casting a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, renamed Casey. With the additional angle of Broadway currently being abuzz with the appearance of stage and screen star Taye Diggs stepping into the iconic high heels of the titular character in the recently multi-Tony Award-winning musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH - itself centered on a transsexual character - it seems as though now would be the ideal time to consider some other musical theatre mainstays and how they could be re-purposed and refreshed with a gender-bended twist. Although certain roles seems tailor-made to such treatment, it is illuminating to consider the rich possibilities that could potentially be afforded in the experience of witnessing the right performer of perhaps the perceivably wrong sex tackling a role normally associated with the opposite gender. Who knows, maybe a female Phantom or a make Elphaba are not that wildly spurious or far-fetched to consider given the compelling performances that have been given by unlikely actors in roles traditionally portrayed in a certain way. Theatre is nothing without reinvention and these are my top 10 picks for musicals I would like to see taken on with fresh eyes and a new outlook. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/2015 - Pinkham Back on Broadway, UP HERE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/2015 - Pinkham Back on Broadway, UP HERE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2015

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: A murderer returns to Broadway, UP HERE opens in La Jolla and more! (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature World PremieresAbingdon Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its 2015-2016 Season of new plays beginning this fall with the world premiere of CUT THROAT by JB Reich. Directed by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop (NEWSical The Musical, When Pigs Fly), CUT THROAT is set to begin previews October 2 at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Mark Ruffalo, Jason Schwartzman & Amy Smart Visit JAMES CORDENVIDEO: Mark Ruffalo, Jason Schwartzman & Amy Smart Visit JAMES CORDEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Mark Ruffalo, Jason Schwartzman and Amy Smart stopped by last night's LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 28, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond on last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Broadway's Golden Couple shared their favorite songs from the Broadway musicals they've starred in along with selections from the Great American Songbook." (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/21/2015 - 7/28/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 7/21/2015 - 7/28/2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/21/2015 - 7/28/2015. (more...)

Chris Pine Locks Male Lead in WONDER WOMAN FilmChris Pine Locks Male Lead in WONDER WOMAN Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

After rumors in May, it's official! TheWrap reports that Into the Woods prince Chris Pine will play 'Steve Trevor' opposite Gal Gadot in Warner Bros. upcoming WONDER WOMAN movie, helmed by Patty Jenkins. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Go Backstage at INTO THE WOODS at the Muny with Headley, McClure, Samonsky & More!Exclusive Photo Flash: Go Backstage at INTO THE WOODS at the Muny with Headley, McClure, Samonsky & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

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Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
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 Reviews: INTO THE WOODS Tempers Magic with Humanity at St VincentBWW Reviews: INTO THE WOODS Tempers Magic with Humanity at St Vincent
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 27, 2015

It's the biggest and best show staged yet at St. Vincent's summer repertory company, and a fine cast brings music and heart to the unlikeliest of Disney musicals (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at Camp IDS Musical TheatreBWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at Camp IDS Musical Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jul 27, 2015

Mary Olive Gauthier leads a talented group of actors in this wonderful retelling of the iconic Sondheim musical...with a twist. (more...)

Geraldine Turner Coming to Alex Theatre St. KildaGeraldine Turner Coming to Alex Theatre St. Kilda
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Geraldine Turner is a true icon of Australian show business. Throughout a career that spans four decades, she has earned her place in the Australian Theatre as one of this country's most legendary leading ladies. (more...)

BWW Reviews: **To Be Updated LIVE** HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 Announced At Sydney's Capitol Theatre **To Be Updated LIVE**BWW Reviews: **To Be Updated LIVE** HELPMANN AWARDS 2015 Announced At Sydney's Capitol Theatre **To Be Updated LIVE**
by Jade Kops - Jul 26, 2015

2015 HELPMANN AWARDS ***THIS ARTICLE WILL BE UPDATED LIVE ON MONDAY 27TH JULY 2015*** (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 26, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 26, 2015
by - Jul 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2015
by - Jul 25, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This FallThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 18-24THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 18-24
by Nora Dominick - Jul 24, 2015

Got caught up watching Lin-Manuel singing NEWSIES at the 'Ham4Ham' Lottery? Celebrated National Vanilla Ice Cream Day with too many Schmakary's ice cream sandwiches? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/24; 'Awesome' INTO THE WOODS at The Muny, BUDDY in Raleigh and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/24; 'Awesome' INTO THE WOODS at The Muny, BUDDY in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Raleigh, Sacramento, St. Louis and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include an 'awesome' Into the Woods at The Muny, PETER PAN at Music Circus, and BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY in Raleigh, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Special Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN - Arena Stage's Free Program with the Creative Team of the World Premiere MusicalBWW Special Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN - Arena Stage's Free Program with the Creative Team of the World Premiere Musical
by Charles Shubow - Jul 24, 2015

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VIDEO: Judd Apatow, Mark Duplass & Cobie Smulders Talk Child Birth on CORDENVIDEO: Judd Apatow, Mark Duplass & Cobie Smulders Talk Child Birth on CORDEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, James, Judd Apatow and Mark Duplass talked about the experience of their wives giving birth to their children before Cobie reminds them she's done it twice. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/2015 - Colin Quinn Tells His NEW YORK STORY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/2015 - Colin Quinn Tells His NEW YORK STORY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 2015

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: Colin Quinn tells his story off-Broadway and more! (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS, INTO THE WOODS and TORTOISE & HARE Set for Summer Stock Austin's 11th SeasonGUYS & DOLLS, INTO THE WOODS and TORTOISE & HARE Set for Summer Stock Austin's 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway… turns out, they're just as bright in the Rollins Studio Theatre, where Summer Stock Austin will play its 11th summer season with Great White Way favorites Into the Woods and Guys & Dolls, in addition to the world premiere of Allen Robertson and Damon Brown's newest family musical, Tortoise & Hare. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25, with a special $17 ticket for students. (more...)

THE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This AugustTHE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of The Country House. This recent Broadway hit is the latest from Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends. A revered stage and film star summons her show-biz family to her Berkshires home for a summer stock season soon overstocked with memories. In a Chekhovian blend of witty comedy and poignant drama, they grapple with fame, art, the promise of romance, and the frustration of faded dreams -- and as always, each other. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth & James Corden Sing Reworked Version of 'We've Got Tonight'VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth & James Corden Sing Reworked Version of 'We've Got Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

James Corden convinces a tired Kristin Chenoweth to come on the show and sing a reworked version of 'We've Got Tonight'! (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLS; Plays This AugustCast and Creative Team Set for TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLS; Plays This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TexARTS presents the Broadway classic 'Guys and Dolls' for the second production of the 2015-16 professional series. Gathering the best central Texas talent and veteran Broadway leadership, TexARTS will bring the spark and glamour of 1940s New York City to the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2015
by - Jul 23, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kerstin Anderson and Ben Davis Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour, Coming to Atlanta This SpringKerstin Anderson and Ben Davis Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour, Coming to Atlanta This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. THE SOUND OF MUSIC premieres at Atlanta's Fox Theatre March 1-6, 2016, as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Kerstin Anderson Stars in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Coming to the Arsht Center This WinterKerstin Anderson Stars in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Coming to the Arsht Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. THE SOUND OF MUSIC premieres at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on December 29, 2015 through January 3, 2016. (more...)

KulturfestNYC to Present ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS at 54 Below Next MonthKulturfestNYC to Present ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and KulturfestNYC present 'Another Hundred Years' on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Lisa Howard Rounds Out Cast of Tim Realbuto's WUNDERKIND at NYMFLisa Howard Rounds Out Cast of Tim Realbuto's WUNDERKIND at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Drama Desk Award winner and Drama League nominee Lisa Howard, who is currently earning rave reviews starring as Jenny Steinberg in Broadway's 'It Shoulda Been You', is the final special guest performer to join Tim Realbuto in his autobiographical piece 'Wunderkind' at The New York Musical Theatre Festival. Ms. Howard is also well known for her portrayal of Rona Lisa Peretti in the original Broadway cast of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'. Her numerous other Broadway credits include Lincoln Center's 'South Pacific'; '9 to 5'; and 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'. On television, she appeared on ABC's 'Ugly Betty', but is perhaps most known to film audiences as Siobahn in 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.' Next up, she will star as Sylvia in director Joseph Wartnerchaney 's thriller 'Decay' for Ghost Orchid Films. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny - Heather Headley, Erin Dilly, Rob McClure and More!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny - Heather Headley, Erin Dilly, Rob McClure and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2015

Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine's (book) Into the Woods opened July 21, at the Muny, and is playing through July 27 in Forest Park. The production is directed by Gary Griffin, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Brad Haak. Check out a first look at the cast in action on opening night below! The cast includes Heather Headley (Witch), Erin Dilly (Baker's Wife), Rob McClure (Baker), Ken Page (Narrator), Andrew Samonsky (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Elena Shaddow (Cinderella) and Ryan Silverman (Rapunzel's Prince), will be Jason Gotay (Jack), Ellen Harvey (Cinderella's Stepmother), Sara Kapner (Little Red Ridinghood), Samantha Massell (Rapunzel), Michael McCormick (Mysterious Man/Cinderella's Father) and Zoe Vonder Haar (Jack's Mother). Rounding out this incredible cast are Anna Blair (Granny/Cinderella's Stepmother), Jennifer Diamond (Florinda), Gary Glasgow (Steward), Maggie Lakis (Milky White) and April Strelinger (Lucinda). (more...)

VIDEO: Steve Byrne Performs Stand-Up on LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Steve Byrne Performs Stand-Up on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Below, watch comedian Steve Byrne perform stand-up for last night's Late Late Show audience. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The MUNY's Awesome INTO THE WOODS at Forest ParkBWW Reviews: The MUNY's Awesome INTO THE WOODS at Forest Park
by Chris Gibson - Jul 22, 2015

I purposely avoided the recent film version of Into the Woods because I really didn't find the previews or the stunt casting appropriate. For me, it's a work that requires an audience to use their imagination to a great extent, and movies tend to give form to those things that are much better left conjured up in your own mind. That's why my son and I absolutely loved The MUNY's current presentation of the show. Let's face it, a woodland setting created utilizing green screen technology and a few key set pieces is nowhere near as effective at conveying the atmosphere desired, especially when you already have those actual elements growing freely at the back of this marvelous outdoor stage. Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine (book) crafted a brilliant mash-up of several fairy tales and fables that is smart, funny, and, ultimately, touching. When I asked my boy what he thought of the show at the end of the night he neatly summed it up: "I thought it was awesome!" I agree wholeheartedly. Superbly cast and conceived, this is a production that's simply tailor made for The MUNY. Go see it, and take your kids with you! It may have a few moments that are a bit gruesome or adult in content, but they'll have a wonderful time, and so will you! (more...)

Bernadette Peters, Megan Hilty to Perform with The Philadlephia Orchestra in Saratoga Next MonthBernadette Peters, Megan Hilty to Perform with The Philadlephia Orchestra in Saratoga Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

In just two weeks, Broadway luminaries Bernadette Peters and Megan Hilty will make their debut performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Heather Headley, Erin Dilly, Rob McClure and More in INTO THE WOODS at The MunyPhoto Flash: First Look at Heather Headley, Erin Dilly, Rob McClure and More in INTO THE WOODS at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine's (book) Into the Woods opened July 21, at the Muny, and is playing through July 27 in Forest Park. The production is directed by Gary Griffin, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Brad Haak. Check out a first look at the cast in action on opening night below! (more...)

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