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2014 EstroGenius Festival to Kick Off 10/2 in New York City; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Source announces the performance schedule for their 15th Annual EstroGenius Festival, a multimedia performance festival showcasing female voices from a variety of disciplines, running October 2-November 2 at Stage Left Studio (214 West 30th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue) and the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

'BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY' Delayed Due To Casting Issues?
by Alan Henry - Sep 2, 2014

Marlene Smith's production of BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY may be on hold until further notice. Tickets for the production, which was scheduled to play the Elgin Theatre, were set to go on sale on August 27th - but are not currently available according to Ticketmaster. (more...)

Stage 773 Sets Fall Education Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Fall Registration is now open for Stage 773's Fall Education and Programming Series, offering specialized classes, workshops and programming taught by some of the biggest names in Chicago's theater community, offered at a lower cost than comparable training centers in the area. Stage 773 offers a la carte options for both emerging and experienced artists. The multi-disciplinary classes offered broaden any actor's training and can fill any gaps in their repertoire. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs continues the company's aggressive repertory expansion in its third season exploring the range of the male dancer, adding 8 new works to its already extensive list. (more...)

ARCADIA to Open Lantern Theatre Company's 21st Season, 9/25-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Lantern Theater Company will open its 21st season with a production of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard in an extended five-week run from September 25 - November 2, 2014. To coincide with this production, the Lantern will also present In Arcadia: Celebrating Tom Stoppard's Masterpiece, a four-day festival featuring a panel discussion about the play's rich and varied themes with Stoppard expert Toby Zinman, a high tea, special performances of some of Stoppard's rarely-performed short works, and other experiential events from October 23 - 26. (more...)

Adam Levine to Bring Autobiographical Comedy Series to NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

'Voice' mentor Adam Levine is set to bring his story of an aspring rocker in the 1990's to the small screen. (more...)

UPDATE: Joan Rivers on 'Road to Recovery'; Taping Canceled for E!'s FASHION POLICE
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

A scheduled taping of E!'s FASHION POLICE has been canceled as doctors assess the condition of comedian Joan Rivers who according to recent reports, was brought out of a medically induced coma yesterday. (more...)

Jimmy Webb and Jane Monheit to Open Landmark on Main Street's 2014-15 Season, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

What do you get when two brilliant musicians with deep Long Island roots come together to create a new concert co-presented by two beloved Long Island arts institutions? Musical Magic! (more...)

First Look At New Movie Musical BANG BANG BABY
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 2, 2014

A first look at new indie movie musical BANG BANG BABY starring Justin Chatwin and Jane Levy is now available to view. (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour Launches Today in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane star as wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter and feisty bootlegger Billie Bendix, respectively, in the national tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. The tour launches today, September 2, at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas. (more...)

Jane Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Jerry Adler and More to Join Larry David in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK; Spring Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Tickets go on sale today for FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy starring and written by Larry David, the creator and star of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and co-creator of 'Seinfeld.' FISH IN THE DARK, to be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will mark Larry David's Broadway debut and will feature Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Jonny Orsini, Rosie Perez, and Jerry Adler. The production will begin previews Monday, February 2, and open on Thursday, March 5 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Maroon 5 Announce Details For Upcoming World Tour Launching February 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Multi platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning rock band, Maroon 5, revealed details today for THE MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR 2015 in support of the band's fifth studio album, V. (more...)

CBS's THE TALK to Kick Off Season 5, 9/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The fifth season of THE TALK will kick off with a special two-week premiere event beginning Monday, Sept. 8 (more...)

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE to Run 16-20 September at Bridewell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman's contemporary musical, I Love You Because, gets hearts racing in the City of London's premier fringe venue, the Bridewell Theatre, from 16-20 September in an upbeat and exciting new production inspired by the American sitcoms Friends, Seinfeld and How I Met Your Mother. (more...)

Harry Lloyd to Star in The Print Room's NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

GAME OF THRONES' Harry Lloyd will return to the stage this October in a modern adaptation of NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND, a novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The production previewed earlier this year in Paris. NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND will be the inaugural production at The Print Room's new venue, The Coronet in Notting Hill. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PHANTOM Lifts the Spirits at Hale Centre Theatre
by Herbert Paine - Sep 1, 2014

It's kind of gutsy to feature an alternative musical treatment of Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera when its iconic award-winning Andrew Lloyd Weber namesake is liable to overshadow any such effort, but that's what Hale Centre Theatre has done, and with great success, in its season opener, Phantom. (more...)

Opera Australia Announces ANYTHING GOES Australian Tour Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost AM today announced the principal cast for their new production of Cole Porter's smash-hit musical comedy Anything Goes, which will tour Australia in 2015. (more...)

Camden People's Theatre Presents CALM DOWN, DEAR Festival of Feminism, Sept 24-Oct 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Camden People's Theatre's Calm Down, Dear, The Festival of Feminism returns for a second year of theatre, performance, comedy, cabaret, dance and discussion at Camden People's Theatre, 24th September to 12th October. (more...)

Photo Flash: New HEDWIG Finale Photo of Andrew Rannells Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

The HEDWIG social media team has just revealed a new image (by production photog Joan Marcus) of new star Andrew Rannells opposite Lena Hall and the Tits of Clay band in the show's explosive finale. For more photos, click here. (more...)

Theatre Off Jackson Presents THE BUNNER SISTERS 9/18-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Athena Theatre Project and Theatre Off Jackson present THE BUNNER SISTERS from the novella by Edith Wharton adapted and directed by Julie Beckman, September 18-October 5. (more...)

The Outlier Series Announces eBook Featuring Christine Jones
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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HBO Announces OLIVE KITTERIDGE Debut Starring McDormand, Murray, Gallagher Jr., Kazan
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

HBO has confirmed the debut dates for the miniseries OLIVE KITTERIDGE, with the first two parts scheduled to debut on SUNDAY, NOV. 2 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed the next night by the debut of the final two parts on MONDAY, NOV. 3 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Lakewood Theatre Company's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

IT'S ALIVE! From Mel Brooks and the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes the new monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein, opening September 12 at Lakewood Theatre Company. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. Young Frankenstein features story by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Natalia Zukerman Debuts New Single On Huffington Post, Album Out 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Natalia Zukerman returns with her sixth studio album Come Thief, Come Fire, out September 16th on Talisman Records. The follow up to 2011's Gas Station Roses, which No Depression called 'a rare treat,' Zukerman's latest offering expands on her craft, while seeing her explore new sonic territories, and all the while delivering her most immediate, heartfelt and compelling release to date. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Present THE GOOD FATHER, 9/17-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents the Midwest premiere of THE GOOD FATHER by Christian O'Reilly. This contemporary Irish love story features local artists - and real-life married couple - Laura Gray and Jonathan Wainwright. THE GOOD FATHER performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. The show runs September 17 - October 12, 2014. (more...)

Tig Notaro Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

A comic's comic, Tig Notaro's stage persona is somewhere on the Steven Wright-Todd Barry-Mitch Hedberg continuum. A stand-up comic, writer and radio comedy star, Tig Notaro is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, September 29, at 8 p.m. for an evening of her crowd-pleasing brand of observational comedy. Tig is known for her feature film debut in In a World and her work in Shreveport with Ryan Phillippe and Walk of Shame with Elizabeth Banks. No holds barred for this comedian who tells it like it is - from doing a bit on pop star Taylor Dane (which helped catapult Tig's career) to announcing to the audience that she had breast cancer, Tig's stand-up has become 'instantly legendary' with many comedians praising her work. This event is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christina Bianco Joins FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Today was the media launch for Forbidden Broadway! The Menier Chocolate Factory production has two reasons to celebrate - first, it's moving into the West End, leaping across town to the Vaudeville Theatre; and second, it has a new cast member, Christina Bianco. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Hits the Road; Full Touring Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Welcomes Additional Cast Members to Ensemble; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Sets Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The producers of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You announce a student rush policy. A limited number of student rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased with a valid student ID at the box office of The Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) when the box office opens for the day of the performance on a first come first served basis. The box office of opens at 10am Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. Student rush tickets are $30 each (includes facilities fee) and are limited to one (1) ticket per valid student ID. (more...)

MARVEL'S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Highlights Disney XD September Schedule
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Disney XD September 2014 Programming Highlights (more...)

Maroon 5 to Perform During AMERICA'S GOT TALENT 9/3 Live Results Show ON NBC
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The 'America's Got Talent' semi-finals will conclude with a not-to-be-missed performance from rock band Maroon 5 during the live results show on Sept. 3 (9-10 p.m. ET). The chart-topping recording group will play, 'Maps,' the most recent single from their upcoming fifth studio album, 'V' through 222 Records/ Interscope Records (Sept. 2). (more...)

The Sweat Girls to Debut New Show at Heartland Studio, 9/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Solo-performance group Sweat Girls have announced their latest stand-alone production, The Sweat Girls are ...21 and Finally Legal!, playing at the Heartland Studio, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave., September 26 - October 12. Celebrating their 21st solo-performance anniversary, the Sweat Girls consist of writer-performers Caroline Andres, Cindy Hanson, Dorothy Milne, Clare Nolan, Martie Sanders and Pamela Webster. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 630.414.3939 or e-mailing tickets@sweatgirls.org. For more information, please visit www.sweatgirls.org. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio & More Set for Birdland, 9/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 8 - September 14, featuring Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Natalie Douglas, and more! (more...)

Taylor Beyer and More to Star in TUTS Underground's REEFER MADNESS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Mary Jane and friends are coming to town! TUTS Underground is taking you on a hilarious, psychedelic journey through Reefer Madness, Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Inspired by the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows the hysterical downward spiral that arises when a group of clean-cut kids fall prey to the dreaded marijuana, and we're here to tell you who those crazy kids are. (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA presents Dick Van Dyke with their Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Princess Grace Foundation-USA(PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Dick Van Dykewill accept their prestigious Prince Rainier III Award. Mr. Van Dyke will be honored at PGF-USA's annual Gala in Los Angeles on October 8 th, 2014 along with this year's 20 Princess Grace Award winners who are emerging artists in theater, dance and film, hailing from cities and states across America. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sights and Sounds Compete with Boomerang Theatre's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by Cindy Cardozo - Aug 28, 2014

The sights and sounds of Bryant Park compete with what could have been an enjoyable production to make for a less than stellar evening. (more...)

Photo Flash: NURSE JACKIE's Stephen Wallem Debuts New Show at Birland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present "Nurse Jackie" star Stephen Wallem in a brand new concert on Monday, August 25 at 7pm. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Karen Mason & More Set to Take Part in FWD Theatre Project Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Eight veteran actors, directors, writers, choreographers and producers have created FWD Theatre Project ("Festival of Works in Development"), a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community. Artistic Director Amber Mak along with Collective Artistic Associates Justin Brill, Wade Elkins, Michael Gillis, Karen Multer, Steve Multer, Missy Greenburg and Scott Sowinski, have announced LaunchingFWD!, a one-night-only concert event at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Monday, September 22 at 8 pm (doors open at 6 pmfor food and cocktails). (more...)

Tony Winner to Join 2014's 'Best Musical' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

It was announced today that Tony Award-winner Carole Shelley will join the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical. She will be stepping into the role of Miss Shingle on October 28th. Jane Carr, who originated the role, will play her final performance on October 26th. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD to Open at TheatreWorks in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the gripping Broadway musical SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This masterpiece, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, tells the darkly thrilling tale of a 19th century barber's bloody vengeance. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, the devious purveyor of "the worst pies in London," the cruelly wronged Mr. Todd exacts grisly revenge on the residents of London. Theatreworks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will direct this eight-time Tony Award-winning thrill-ride.SWEENEY TODD plays October 8 - November 2, 2014 (press opening October 11) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

Hulu Acquires Starz's Cult Classic Series PARTY DOWN; Starring Caplan, Lynch, Scott, Mullally
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Today, Hulu and Starz announced that Hulu has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to the entire series of the critically-acclaimed, cult comedy Party Down. (more...)

Wes Moore to Host 'American Graduate Day 2014'
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

American Graduate Day 2014 returns this fall for its third consecutive year. Wes Moore, best-selling author and U.S. Army veteran, will host the all-day broadcast which premieres Saturday, September 27 from 11 am - 6 pm EST, on public media (check local station listings). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lakeview East Festival of the Arts; Sept 2014 to Celebrate 10 Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to host and produce the 10th Annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. The 10th anniversary weekend takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14 in Lakeview, a dynamic and diversified neighborhood community rich in culture, history and the arts, from Belmont Ave. to Hawthorne Street. The 2014 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts showcases more than 150-juried artists featuring world-class original paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. This will all be in addition to the diverse artists' booths, live music on multiple stages, the interactive children's area, wine and food booths and much more. Scroll down for photos of last year's event! (more...)

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak to Helm Hartford Stage's HAMLET, Starring Zach Appelman, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

For his first directing project since winning the 2014 Tony Award, Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak will helm Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet, playing only four weeks, from October 16 to November 16, at Hartford Stage. Hamlet follows three popular Shakespearean productions in the last two years by Tresnjak: The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and last season's Macbeth. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 27th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 27, 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. The Equity Jeff Award nominations are out, and 'On The Town' is open. Peck and Lindley, Jessie Mueller and more are set for concerts here, and 'I Love Lucy' and the Grinch will return. Plus Theo Ubique's Andrews Sisters and Kurt Weill in rep, 'Titanic' and 'In The Heights' prepare, Munster announces 2015, and NBC flies its 'Peter Pan' cast. Ahh!! (more...)

CREATURES OF HABIT World Premiere to Play Dixon Place, 10/3-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Dixon Place will present a world premiere of Creatures of Habit, choreographed by Jonathan Royse Windham to original music composed by Daniel Kazemi. Mr. Windham was recently named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch." Creatures of Habit will play for three weekends beginning Friday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 18th. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door and $12 for students and seniors. For tickets for all performances at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street), call 212.219.0736 or go to www.dixonplace.org. (more...)

Ryan Murphy Confirms Details For GLEE's Final Season; Time-Jump, Ohio Return, Series Regulars, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 27, 2014

GLEE mastermind Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the majority of the leading players from the hit FOX musical dramedy series will be returning for the show's final season, as well as a plethora of new details, in a new interview. (more...)

Scoop: THE QUEST on ABC - Thursday, September 4, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 26, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE QUEST, airing on ABC on Thursday, September 4, 2014! (more...)

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