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VIDEO: ELLEN Channels Mr. AND Mrs. Clooney for Halloween!VIDEO: ELLEN Channels Mr. AND Mrs. Clooney for Halloween!
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This year Ellen dressed as Amal Alamuddin, accomplished human rights lawyer and activist who also Just So happened to have married George Clooney! He was there, too. Right next to Ellen! (more...)

BWW Interview Part 2: Danielle de Niese, Out of Africa and Into OperaBWW Interview Part 2: Danielle de Niese, Out of Africa and Into Opera
by Erica Miner - Oct 31, 2014

When I got back from Tanzania I was presenting in the Proms on television for the BBC. It was so surreal to try to piece all of that together. (more...)

Jewelry Store in Stuart, Fl Offers Complimentary Engagement Ring Resizing During Their Bridal Event in NovemberJewelry Store in Stuart, Fl Offers Complimentary Engagement Ring Resizing During Their Bridal Event in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

One jewelry store in Stuart, FL is making the engagement ring buying process a lot easier by offering complimentary ring resizing on all engagement rings during their upcoming Bridal Event. This engagement ring store Just So happens to be Joseph's Jewelry, which is located right before Salerno Road. This fantastic event starts November 6th 2014 and ends November 15, 2014. Joseph's Jewelry is hosting this year's event at their Stuart location during normal store hours. Interested can visit http://www.jewelryofstuart.com/engagement-ring-stuart-fl/ or call 772-214-1995 for more details. (more...)

BWW Interview: Cult 'Caberlesque' Favorite Lady Rizo Graces The Stage Of The Copa Palm Springs 11/1BWW Interview: Cult 'Caberlesque' Favorite Lady Rizo Graces The Stage Of The Copa Palm Springs 11/1
by David Green - Oct 30, 2014

Grammy-winning Chanteuse and Comedienne, Lady Rizo, appears for one 'standing room only' performance at The Copa palm Springs on November 1 at 8:00 pm. The cult entertainer New York magazine hails as a 'Cabaret Superstar' has made her mark creating vintage arrangements & theatrical explorations of pop songs from every decade. Lady Rizo (nee Amelia Zirin-Brown) co-created the cult caburlesque spectacular Lady Rizo & the Assettes in 2005.In January 2010 she won her first Grammy on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma that was released on a Holiday album featuring Diana Krall, James Taylor and Alison Krauss among others. She also sings and records with multi-platnum recording artist Moby and was nominated for an MVPA for the choreography the video for the single New York, New York featuring Debbie Harry. I had the cahncr to chat with Lady Rizo about her upcoming performance at The Copa and more. Here are a few highlights form that conversation: (more...)

Triumph Over Tragic Loss Explored in THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE at USC's Lab Theatre, 11/20-23Triumph Over Tragic Loss Explored in THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE at USC's Lab Theatre, 11/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance will present The Women of Lockerbie, a drama by Deborah Brevoort inspired by the tragic 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, Nov. 20-23 at the Lab Theatre. Senior Theatre major Grace Ann Roberts is directing the production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Next Stop Puts on the Dog, Hilariously, with SYLVIABWW Reviews: Next Stop Puts on the Dog, Hilariously, with SYLVIA
by Andrew White - Oct 29, 2014

Ever heard the old adage that you should never share the stage with a dog? Next Stop Theatre's production of A. R. Gurney's empty-nest comedy 'Sylvia' shows it goes double when an actress is the one playing a dog. Sherry Berg has one of the most entertaining roles imaginable-Sylvia the mutt, part poodle (mais oui) and part street ('sup). Her shameless, joyful romp is the highlight of the show. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - Hari Dhillon Talks Provocative Role in DISGRACEDBWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - Hari Dhillon Talks Provocative Role in DISGRACED
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 28, 2014

Today the talented actor speaks exclusively to BWW about making his Broadway debut in this provactive story of aspirations, assimilation and human empathy. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE BAND WAGON's Todd Ellison Loves the Intense Pressure of Encores! ShowsBWW Interview: THE BAND WAGON's Todd Ellison Loves the Intense Pressure of Encores! Shows
by Sally Henry - Oct 28, 2014

Conductor Todd Ellison is quite possibly one of the busiest men in the industry right now. His involvement in the fast-approaching production of THE BAND WAGON with Encores!, a Christmas concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and his own staged musical in March, only begin to scratch the surface of his hectic schedule for the next six months. Fortunately for us, he recently took the time to sit down and discuss these as well as prior engagements. (more...)

Theatre South Carolina to Present OUR TOWN, 11/14-22Theatre South Carolina to Present OUR TOWN, 11/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Theatre South Carolina will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic Our Town, November 14-22, 2014 at Longstreet Theatre. (more...)

BWW Recap: 'The Past is Past' on BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Series FinaleBWW Recap: 'The Past is Past' on BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Series Finale
by Jessica Naftaly - Oct 27, 2014

Here we are, at the end. It's a bittersweet moment to say goodbye to a show as brilliant as BOARDWALK, but it must be done. So raise your glasses 'to the lost' one last time, waving off an exceptionally superb show that we loved with all our hearts! This ultimate episode, entitled 'Eldorado', meaning a land of weath and opportunity, opened in a parallel scene to what we are used to seeing in our opening credits. Nucky, on the shores of Atlantic City. It's different this time however. It's darker, Nucky removes all of his items of wealth and stature, and dives head first into the raging tides of the water, a truly incredibly metaphor for the door to Hell and darkness Nucky walked through and never came back out of. (more...)

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS to Play BrickHouse Theatre, 11/21-12/20DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS to Play BrickHouse Theatre, 11/21-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The Creator of "One Night Stands", "The Columbine Project", and "Gossip Boy" remounts last season's hit world premiere farce for the holiday season. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kim Mytelka and Kyle Crawford Talk Island ETC's ROCKY HORRORBWW Interviews: Kim Mytelka and Kyle Crawford Talk Island ETC's ROCKY HORROR
by Katricia Lang - Oct 27, 2014

In this interview, I talk to the director of Island ETC's ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Kim Mytelka, and to the one and only Dr. Frank-N-Furter, actor Kyle Crawford. (more...)

All Aboard - Meet the Full Cast of THE LAST SHIP, Setting Sail Tonight on Broadway!All Aboard - Meet the Full Cast of THE LAST SHIP, Setting Sail Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 26, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey opens tonight, October 26. The Last Ship is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch the company onstage in a commercial for the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Factory Theatre's THE ART OF BUILDING A BUNKERBWW Review: Factory Theatre's THE ART OF BUILDING A BUNKER
by Dennis Kucherawy - Oct 25, 2014

The award-winning one-man play 'The Art of Building a Bunker' now on at Factory Theatre Lab, is about a desperate outsider named Elvis Goldstein who is incapable of experiencing love and the consequences that follow. His namesake, of course, was the King of Rock n' Roll. This homunculus is the King of Pain. He is also a vicious bigot. (more...)

BWW Interview: BEAUTIFUL's Newest Star Scott J. Cambell Steps Into Gerry Goffin's ShoesBWW Interview: BEAUTIFUL's Newest Star Scott J. Cambell Steps Into Gerry Goffin's Shoes
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 25, 2014

Campbell took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about stepping into Goffin's shoes, sharing the stage with Tony winner Jessie Mueller, and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Tears During RehearsalBWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Tears During Rehearsal
by Guest Blogger: Molly Garner - Oct 24, 2014

I felt the tears building long before I released them. I stood stock still as my throat tightened and my breathing became shallow. (more...)

ONE DIRECTION Announce 'On The Road Again' 2015 Stadium TourONE DIRECTION Announce 'On The Road Again' 2015 Stadium Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Global superstars One Direction today announced additional dates for the highly anticipated ON THE ROAD AGAIN 2015 stadium tour, which will see the band perform in Australia, Japan and South East Asia in support of their new album FOUR (to be released Nov. 17). (more...)

BWW Commentary: The Mistreatment of Women on BOARDWALKBWW Commentary: The Mistreatment of Women on BOARDWALK
by Jessica Naftaly - Oct 23, 2014

BOARDWALK EMPIRE writes some of the best female characters around, many can agree, but the treatment of said characters on the show reflects quite the opposite insinuation about the writers. While the show has tackled many feminist issues such as women's health, the right to vote, the temperance movement, and the misogynistic mindset of the men at the time, it's also reduced so many of it's female characters to forgo pointless deaths in order to further characterize and develop their male counterparts, or how I like to put it, allow for the men to feel some “man pain” to make us connect further with them emotionally. (more...)

NORMAL AS WE ARE Horror Novel is ReleasedNORMAL AS WE ARE Horror Novel is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

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InDepth InterView: Stephen Trask Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Neil Patrick Harris, Sequel Details, New Musicals & MoreInDepth InterView: Stephen Trask Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Neil Patrick Harris, Sequel Details, New Musicals & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 20, 2014

Today we are talking to the gifted composer and lyricist behind the earth-shattering score for Broadway's biggest recent hit, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, the versatile and passionate Stephen Trask. Shedding considerable light on the development of the idiosyncratic rock musical, Trask discusses his influences and the organic way in which the outre show developed from humble beginnings at downtown bar Squeezebox in the mid-1990s, to Off-Broadway hit at the turn of the new century all the way to the rapturously received feature film adaptation, and, now, the 2014 Broadway production. Trask also details his affection for Tony Award-winning lead actor Neil Patrick Harris and looks ahead to the new leading man donning the titular wig, Andrew Rannells. Additionally, Trask also shares news on the forthcoming sequel to HEDWIG currently being developed with John Cameron Mitchell and teases some of what we can expect from the hotly anticipated theatrical experience. Furthermore, Trask reflects on his own upbringing and musical influences and how that informed the composition of the score for HEDWIG, as well as his own favorite performers. Plus, Trask reflects on his fruitful career as a movie scorer in Hollywood and comments on his upcoming musical endeavors, including two original stage musicals - JUST THE BLACK KEYS, a real-life inspired original musical potentially involving Peter Askin and Michael Mayer, as well 15 MINUTES, a Studio 54-centric period piece written with Rick Elice - as well as much, much more. (more...)

BWW Interview: PIPPIN's New Heir to the Throne Josh Kaufman Dishes on Life After THE VOICE, Making His Broadway Debut & More!BWW Interview: PIPPIN's New Heir to the Throne Josh Kaufman Dishes on Life After THE VOICE, Making His Broadway Debut & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 9, 2014

Kaufman chatted with BroadwayWorld during his first week in the show about joining the company, moving from TV to the stage, making his Broadway debut and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Rep's Thoroughly Engaging A KID LIKE JAKEBWW Reviews: The Rep's Thoroughly Engaging A KID LIKE JAKE
by Chris Gibson - Nov 6, 2014

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis open their Studio Theatre season with playwright Daniel Pearle's A KID LIKE JAKE, a layered and contemporary look at issues of gender identification as seen through the eyes of a pair of concerned parents, who are conflicted in their feelings about the dress up roles their preschool age son is drawn toward. It's an engaging and, in many ways, touching and sensitive production that's sure to spark a lot of positive conversation about the subject, and that makes it important enough in and of itself, but its also a work that makes you really care about these characters in a very raw and emotional way that is quite unexpected. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Brad OscarBWW Interviews: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Brad Oscar
by Heidi Scheuermann - Nov 6, 2014

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, opened last night at the Saenger Theater. The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber originally opened on the Great White Way in the late 1980s, and starred the likes of Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman. The story begins when the Paris Opera House is taken over by a new management team. The disfigured man who lives beneath the theatre, the phantom, lets them know who is really in charge by terrorizing them until his love, Christine, is put into the spotlight. (more...)

Behind-The-Scenes: How Coach Lea Salonga Saves the Day; Big D's Standing O at Carnegie HallBehind-The-Scenes: How Coach Lea Salonga Saves the Day; Big D's Standing O at Carnegie Hall
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Nov 6, 2014

There doesn't seem to be enough of 13-year-old Filipino-Canadian singer Darren Espanto to go around these days, especially since he has made headlines in what could only be described by his legions of fans as a run of charismatic, breakthrough performances on 'The Voice Kids' Philippine edition, under the tutelage of Coach Sarah Geronimo (other coaches were Tony winner Lea Salonga and rock star Bamboo Manalac). (more...)

BWW Recap: ARROW The Secret (Goth) Origins of Felicity and One OMG Final MomentBWW Recap: ARROW The Secret (Goth) Origins of Felicity and One OMG Final Moment
by Misha Davenport - Nov 5, 2014

You would expect that ARROW's computer hacker extraordinaire Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) would have a zany backstory and you'd be right. (more...)

5 Films From New York Film Academy Documentary Department  in the Running for Academy Award5 Films From New York Film Academy Documentary Department in the Running for Academy Award
by Movies News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

With Oscar season nearing and only months away from the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, 2015, the New York Film Academy Documentary Department is gearing up in anticipation once again, as a number of their faculty and students are officially in the running for an Academy Award. (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Brian Stokes Mitchell On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus GLEE Final Season, SWEENEY TODD, New Albums & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Brian Stokes Mitchell On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus GLEE Final Season, SWEENEY TODD, New Albums & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 5, 2014

Today we are talking to a spectacularly gifted Tony Award-winning stage and screen performer known for originating numerous memorable roles in both new musicals and revivals as well as starring in this month's Encores! special presentation of THE BAND WAGON, Brian Stokes Mitchell. Opening up about the new stage-to-screen adaptation of the movie musical classic while granting a rare few moments for a chat while on a break, Mitchell shares his enthusiasm for re-teaming with frequent collaborator director/choreographer Kathleen Marhshall as well as what audiences can expect from the brand new concert presentation while also commenting on his starry assortment of fellow players in the production, including Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean and Laura Osnes. Furthermore, Mitchell offers first news of his return to FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE for its final season and preliminarily clues us in to what we can expect from his last appearance on the series. Additionally, Mitchell reflects on his starring role in the 2002 Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's SWEENEY TODD and whether he would be interested in pursuing that part again in the future. Plus, Mitchell reveals he has recorded a series of studio albums awaiting release and shares his opinions on what material he would like to record in the future. All of that, thoughts on THE PRINCE OF EGYPT and if it could work onstage, his upcoming Christmas concert series with the Cincinnati Symphony, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN memories and much, much more in this exclusive conversation with one of Broadway's most beloved leading men! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS is a Wacky RompBWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS is a Wacky Romp
by Tyler Hinton - Nov 5, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company's production of the new comedy ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, is a well-designed, wacky romp. Although there are some missteps, it features well-crafted moments of sidesplitting humor. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Extraordinaire Jack O'Brien Previews His 54 Below Show!BWW Interview: Director Extraordinaire Jack O'Brien Previews His 54 Below Show!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

On November 7 and 8 (9:30PM), director extraordinaire Jack O'Brien will bring his new show to 54 Below, titled 'I've Still Got My Health, So What Do I Care?' Come join O'Brien for a Diamond Jubilee Celebration of a life lived on and off the stage. Tales from Hamlet to Hairspray. Selections from Cole Porter to James Taylor. Stories, songs with an occasional A flat and a surprise guest or two. Directed by Scott Wittman with Musical Director Dan Lipton. For tickets, visit: http://54below.com. O'Brien recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming show and you can check out what he had to say below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: I Love Ethel Mertz - Lori Hammel on I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGEBWW Interviews: I Love Ethel Mertz - Lori Hammel on I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE
by Harmony Wheeler - Nov 4, 2014

I Love Lucy Live on Stage's Lori Hammel spoke with BroadwayWorld San Francisco about the show's universal appeal and what you can expect from the classic TV-show turned theatrical experience. The show plays November 11 -23 at SHNSF's Curran Theatre. (more...)

AppDynamics Introduces Application Analytics, Dynamically Captures Data With Business Context AppDynamics Introduces Application Analytics, Dynamically Captures Data With Business Context
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

LAS VEGAS, NV(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2014) - APPSPHERE 2014 AppDynamics, the application intelligence leader for software-defined businesses, today announced AppDynamics Application Analytics, its powerful new solution that provides real-time IT operations and business operations intelligence from across distributed application environments. Application Analytics automatically collects meaningful data in its business context from the entire application stack, no matter how complex or distributed. This data with business context enables IT not only to manage IT operations, but also to provide business units with vital metrics they can use to optimize user engagement, conversion, and ultimately, revenue. It is a true big data analytics platform that enables stakeholders to instantly analyze transactions, manage performance, and determine current and potential impact across the business in real time. (more...)

THE MAGIC OF RUDYARD KIPLING: JUST SO Set for United Solo, 11/19THE MAGIC OF RUDYARD KIPLING: JUST SO Set for United Solo, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

In advance of the 150th anniversary of Kipling's birth, Stand-up Chameleon Jackson Gillman will be performing The Magic of Rudyard Kipling: 'Just So' on November 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm.The United Solo Theatre Festival will be hosting the show at Theatre Row Studio Theater, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC. http://unitedsolo.org/us/2014-themagic/ has information and advance tickets. (more...)

A.J. Shively to Star in Abingdon's MERTON OF THE MOVIES Concert Reading; Full Cast Announced!A.J. Shively to Star in Abingdon's MERTON OF THE MOVIES Concert Reading; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a concert reading of MERTON OF THE MOVIES -- an uproarious new musical comedy set in the rollicking age of Keystone Cops, Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton -- with book by Donald Brenner, music and lyrics by Doug Katsaros, on Monday, December 8 at 7pm at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street) in Manhattan. Donald Brenner, whose directorial credits include MARCH MADNESS and the upcoming MALLORCA at Abingdon, will direct. (more...)

BWW Recap: MADAM SECRETARY Grants Safe 'Passage,' To Broadway's Corey CottBWW Recap: MADAM SECRETARY Grants Safe 'Passage,' To Broadway's Corey Cott
by Scott Fullerton - Nov 3, 2014

Tonight's MADAM SECRETARY was a real barn burner Stranger Friends, (or technically a chemical filled silk dye factory burner), as our Secretary went on her first diplomatic visitation to India. I have to say that I was sweating more than the Secretary's Aide Blake during his Indian meal, with all of the twists, turns, and reveals on tonight's episode. Guest star's this week included Corey Cott, fresh off his stand-out performances as Jack Kelly in the recent production of Broadway's NEWSIES, and one of my favorite actors of stage and screen, John Shea, who played one of the best Lex Luthor's ever in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Fabulous Fox TheatreBWW Reviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Nov 21, 2014

I have no doubt that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will be popular with audiences. It does, after all, contain the music that generations have grown up on, and it's still being played today. And, it's interesting that I was flipping channels on TV and saw an infomercial dedicated to the Motown 25th Anniversary special made in 1983 recently. That's the scene that opens the show, and where we first encounter the man who made it all happen, Berry Gordy. He's angry and doesn't want to attend because all his stars have left him for the greener pastures of other labels. This despite it being his own competitive spirit, and the fact that he instilled that in his roster of talent (songwriters, singers, and musicians), that created their desire to further pursue their careers in the first place. That makes for an interesting dichotomy that would seem ripe for the stage. So, why am I so disappointed? Because I wanted a real narrative (Gordy wrote the book himself) that doesn't gloss over important historical events while, at the same time, giving 60 fabulous tunes short shrift. (more...)

Robin Roberts Shares Mike Nichols Thanksgiving Memory on RACHAEL RAYRobin Roberts Shares Mike Nichols Thanksgiving Memory on RACHAEL RAY
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Robin Roberts visited RACHAEL RAY today and shared a story remembering her friend, Mike Nichols. She recalled spending a Thanksgiving holiday with her mother at Mike and Diane Sawyer's. (more...)

Slotland Pays out one of its Largest Jackpots Ever to Treasure Island Slot Game PlayerSlotland Pays out one of its Largest Jackpots Ever to Treasure Island Slot Game Player
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

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Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for CHICAGO, Playing Nov. 7-16 at the OrpheumHodges & Hodges Set the Stage for CHICAGO, Playing Nov. 7-16 at the Orpheum
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Nov 2, 2014

Long before 'How to Get Away With Murder' splashed across our television screens and CURTAINS was just a twinkle in the eyes of Kander, Ebb and playwright Rupert Holmes - Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly were on the scene with their insidious tale of righteous revenge and murder most foul. CHICAGO is at the Orpheum November 7-16. Get your tickets now! (more...)

BWW Interview: Laurence O'Keefe Talks the Future of Harvard's Revised BAT BOY; Will It Fly Back to NYC?BWW Interview: Laurence O'Keefe Talks the Future of Harvard's Revised BAT BOY; Will It Fly Back to NYC?
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 2, 2014

The Office for the Arts at Harvard recently announced that its upcoming undergraduate production of the cult hit Bat Boy: The Musical will debut new scenes and songs by the show's original writers. Composer/lyricist (and Harvard alum) Laurence O'Keefe and bookwriters Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming have been holding writing sessions and workshops at Harvard, working directly with the undergraduate cast and crew to develop the new material. Bat Boy is the story of a feral half-bat/half-boy, originally invented by the Weekly World News supermarket tabloid. The musical comedy's premiere Off-Broadway in 2001 garnered rave reviews and the show has received hundreds of productions worldwide, but the three writers have nonetheless continued to work on the show. O'Keefe recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about revisiting the project and his intentions for the show at Harvard and beyond. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

MeshMe Launches New Mobile Offline Messaging Application at DEMO Fall 2014 MeshMe Launches New Mobile Offline Messaging Application at DEMO Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA - DEMO2014 - MeshMe (www.meshme.co) today announced the launch of its highly anticipated mobile application for iOS at DEMO Fall 2014, an event world-renowned for launching the most innovative companies in mobile, cloud computing, consumer, and social media technologies. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alisen Down Chats about GRACEPOINT's Pillar of IntegrityBWW Interview: Alisen Down Chats about GRACEPOINT's Pillar of Integrity
by Courtney Henley - Nov 18, 2014

Deceit, secrets, and lies. Not exactly solid building blocks for a small, tight-knit community, but somehow, the tiny town of Gracepoint manages to thrive despite this rocky foundation – or, at least, it did until Danny's murder rattled the entire village. There is one pillar, though, that has so far managed to hold strong as everyone else succumbs to suspicion and gossip: Kathy Eaton, the editor of Gracepoint's newspaper. Recently, I got the chance to speak with the crazy talented Alisen Down, who plays Kathy, about her experiences on the show, and about where Kathy stands in a town full of mystery. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT Charm Kids and Adults Alike at SCTBWW Reviews: DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT Charm Kids and Adults Alike at SCT
by Jay Irwin - Nov 17, 2014

If you need a break from the bitter cold outside then step on in to Seattle Children's Theatre for the new musical version of "Dick Whittington and His Cat". Whether you're 4 or 40 this rollicking romp will warm your heart and have you beaming with joy from the sheer charm of it all. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Aniston Reveals HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Character is 'Insanely Wrong'VIDEO: Jennifer Aniston Reveals HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Character is 'Insanely Wrong'
by Movies News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Jennifer Aniston stopped by MTV this week and revealed that her character of sex-crazed dentist Dr. Julia Harris from the new film 'Horrible Bosses 2' has gotten even worse. Check out the interview below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rachel Potter Talks Upcoming Country Album NOT SO BLACK AND WHITEBWW Interviews: Rachel Potter Talks Upcoming Country Album NOT SO BLACK AND WHITE
by David Clarke - Nov 13, 2014

While many know Rachel Potter as the breakout Broadway star from the EVITA revival, she also wowed audiences on Fox's The X Factor with her stellar rendition of Queen's 'Somebody to Love.' Following a recent concert, I sat down with Rachel Potter to discuss NOT SO BLACK AND WHITE, her upcoming solo country album. (more...)

Global Customers Choose BES12 Cross-Platform EMM by BlackBerryGlobal Customers Choose BES12 Cross-Platform EMM by BlackBerry
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

WATERLOO, ONTARIO(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced Bombardier, American Crane, Home Hardware and Rocco Forte are among a group of global customers that are migrating to the new BES12™: a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry®, available today. BES12, which can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud, is the foundation for a new generation of enterprise security, productivity, and communication and collaboration services that will help organizations securely connect employees with content, apps, devices and machines. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Jane Seymour Talks Guest Starring Role on ABC's FOREVERBWW Exclusive Interview: Jane Seymour Talks Guest Starring Role on ABC's FOREVER
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 11, 2014

Today, Ms. Seymour speaks exclusively with BroadwayWorld about her guest-starring role as well as her extensive and impressive career on both stage and screen. (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Stephen Daldry Talks BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Fathom Event, WICKED Movie, THE AUDIENCE & SKYLIGHT On Broadway, Netflix's THE CROWN & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Stephen Daldry Talks BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Fathom Event, WICKED Movie, THE AUDIENCE & SKYLIGHT On Broadway, Netflix's THE CROWN & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 11, 2014

Today we are talking to one of the most powerful directors on Broadway, in the West End and in Hollywood all about the breathtaking screen-to-stage-to-screen adaptation of his Tony Award- and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL, coming to Fathom movie theaters nationwide this week, the affable and gifted Stephen Daldry. Discussing originally adapting the hit British indie alongside composer Elton John and screenwriter/lyricist Lee Hall into the worldwide sensation that the musical eventually became, Daldry reflects on how many iconic elements of the original production came to be as well as comments on the enduring impact of the musical since its debut more than 10 years ago. Additionally, Daldry sheds considerable light on how the Fathom filming of BILLY ELLIOT was designed to showcase the exceptional entertainment value of the enterprise and its incredible cast of actors, as well as overseeing the unforgettable finale staged especially for this special 10th anniversary performance, including an awe-inspiring dance sequence involving 26 actors who have notably essayed the title role over the course of the show's run on Broadway, in the West End and around the world since its debut. Additionally, Daldry also touches upon his other two recent Fathom Events seen in movie theaters worldwide, SKYLIGHT and THE AUDIENCE, both of which will also be arriving on Broadway later this season in new productions. Plus, Daldry comments for the very first time on the feature film adaptation of stage sensation WICKED and working with Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman on bringing it to the screen, as well as offers his thoughts on the importance of properties such as BILLY ELLIOT and WICKED targeting the youth demographic in general. All of that, his early career success directing Caryl Churchill's remarkably prescient and powerful A NUMBER and FAR AWAY as well as an update on his new Peter Morgan TV series collaboration created especially for Netflix titled THE CROWN and much, much more in this quick yet compelling chat with one of the industry's best! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ryan Bowie Dazzles in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCHBWW Reviews: Ryan Bowie Dazzles in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 11, 2014

Let's be clear from the very start: Ryan Bowie gives a tour de force performance as the leading 'lady' in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, now playing in theotherspace at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville for only three more performances through Tuesday, November 18. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama Touts Arts Education at 2014 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program AwardsFirst Lady Michelle Obama Touts Arts Education at 2014 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

At this weekend's ceremony for the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about the importance of the arts in U.S. schools. Among the programs she put in the spotlight were Aurora, Colorado's 'Job Training in the Arts' and Los Angeles's after-school dance program 'Everybody Dance!'. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AND THE TONY GOES TO at Emelin TheaterBWW Reviews: AND THE TONY GOES TO at Emelin Theater
by adam cohen - Nov 10, 2014

A Fabulous Night for Singing (more...)

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