Tony Shaloub & Brooke Adams Will Head Off-Broadway for HAPPY DAYS at The FleaTony Shaloub & Brooke Adams Will Head Off-Broadway for HAPPY DAYS at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Flea Theater has announced the New York premiere of The Theatre @ Boston Court's production of HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader. After critically acclaimed runs in Boston and LA, The Flea welcomes theater veterans Brooke Adams and Tony Award nominee Tony Shalhoub to Tribeca.  Previews begin June 20 with opening night slated for June 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pristine Entertainment Presents THE ROCKY MONSTER SHOWPhoto Flash: Pristine Entertainment Presents THE ROCKY MONSTER SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2015

A MUSICAL spoof of popular horror shows is set to cast a spell with its all-singing, all-dancing mix of bizarre comedy this June. Presented by Pristine Entertainment at the Carine Senior High School Performing Arts Centre, The Rocky Monster Show is a witch's brew of Young Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera, Rebecca, The Addams Family, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Little Shop of Horrors. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Gloucester Stage Launches 2015 Season With SWEET AND SADGloucester Stage Launches 2015 Season With SWEET AND SAD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Gloucester Stage kicks off the 36th season of producing professional theatre on Cape Ann with Richard Nelson's Sweet and Sad opening on May 28 and running through June 20 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/14/2015 - 'FURY' & 'MENAGERIE' Off-Broadway, 'DEADLAND' in Seattle and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/14/2015 - 'FURY' & 'MENAGERIE' Off-Broadway, 'DEADLAND' in Seattle and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 14, 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: Two classics begin off-Broadway, Brian Stokes Mitchell is feted at lunch, Darko Tresnjak directs KISS ME, KATE, and JASPER IN DEADLAND comes to Seattle! (more...)

BWW Features: The Stage is a Family Affair at Desert TheatreworksBWW Features: The Stage is a Family Affair at Desert Theatreworks
by Audrey Liebross - May 12, 2015

Daniela Ryan, director of Desert Theatreworks' production of THE MIRACLE WORKER, is the mother of 11-year-old Violet Feath, who plays Helen Keller. Broadway World asked them about what it is like to work together, and talked to executive director Ron Phillips-Martinez about how the company solves difficulties. (more...)

PTC to Present I HATE HAMLET, 3/20-4/4PTC to Present I HATE HAMLET, 3/20-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the comedy I Hate Hamlet by PAUL RUDNICK, March 20 - April 4, 2015. Visiting guest artist ART MANKE directs the production. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Memory of Tony Winner Gene Saks TomorrowBroadway to Dim Lights in Memory of Tony Winner Gene Saks Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director and performer Gene Saks, who passed away on Saturday at age 93. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, April 1st, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Gene Saks Has Died at Age 93Tony Award-Winner Gene Saks Has Died at Age 93
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

Tony Award-winner Gene Saks, famous for directing Neil Simon plays, died of pneumonia on Saturday in his home in East Hampton, NY. He was 93. (more...)

Bruce Nozick to Star in LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S. Next Month at The HudsonBruce Nozick to Star in LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S. Next Month at The Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Announcing television favorite Bruce Nozick will play the role of IZZY (based on the real life of the playwright), who fought against the IRS & won, in 'LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S.' -- The world premiere musical parody, by Stan Rich. The show opens April 15th, at The Hudson MainStage Theatre (Fri & Sat 8P & Sun 3 & 7P). (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (March 23, 2015) — For the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop lead the BSO premiere of Leonard Bernstein's comedic operetta Candide on June 11 at the Music Center at Strathmore, and June 12 through June 14 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The BSO announced today that the semi-staged production of Candide will be directed by Garnett Bruce and features an all-star cast including Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's weekly current events quiz show “Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me,” and Judy Kaye, Tony Award-winning star of The Phantom of the Opera. Rounding out the cast are Keith Jameson, Lauren Snouffer, Joshua Hopkins, Mark Diamond, Marie Lenormand, Stephanie Sadownik, Curtis Bannister, Patrick Cook, Andrew McLaughlin, Melissa Wimbish and Lewis Shaw. (more...)

West Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD to Open 4/18 at Pico PlayhouseWest Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD to Open 4/18 at Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

West Coast Jewish Theatre has announced the first production of its 2015-16 season, the American Premiere of O My God by Anat Gov. Directed by WCJT Artistic Director Howard Teichman, there will be two preview performances on April 16 and 17 with opening set for Saturday, April 18 at 8pm at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles. The engagement will run through June 7. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft, Charlotte Page, Peter Polycarpou, Amy Ellen Richardson and Jos Slovick complete the cast of Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, alongside ensemble members Sarah Bakker, CJ Field,Jennifer Davison, Emily Warner, Lucy James and Luke Fetherstone. (more...)

Steve Vinovich to Star as LBJ in Texas Premiere of ALL THE WAY at ZACH Theatre This SpringSteve Vinovich to Star as LBJ in Texas Premiere of ALL THE WAY at ZACH Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

ZACH Theatre announces the full cast for the upcoming Texas Premiere of 2014 Tony Award - winning play All The Way by Robert Schenkkan, based on Lyndon Baines Johnson's first year as President of the United States. ZACH Theatre Producing Artistic Director DAVE STEAKLEY will direct at the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage April 8 - May 10, 2015. Noted Broadway, film, and television actor STEVE VINOVICH will star as President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Mr. Vinovich performed the role of Rep. Emanuel Cellar in the Broadway production of All The Way and was the understudy to Bryan Cranston as LBJ. (more...)

O MY GOD, FUGU and More Set for West Coast Jewish Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonO MY GOD, FUGU and More Set for West Coast Jewish Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The much lauded West Coast Jewish Theatre has announced its 2015-2016 season which will kick off April 18 with the American premiere of O My God by Anat Gov, followed in October by Romance.com by Hindi Brooks, and concluding in 2016 with the world premiere of Fugu by Howard Teichman and Steven Simon. All shows will be presented at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles. (more...)

Larry Phillip's New Play LEARNING TO SKIP Comes to Shelter Studios, 4/23-5/3Larry Phillip's New Play LEARNING TO SKIP Comes to Shelter Studios, 4/23-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Randomly Specific Theatre has announced that Learning to Skip, written by Larry Phillips and directed by Austin Tooley, is set to begin April 23rd, 2015 and will close May 3rd, 2015. (more...)

Who Will Win the 2015 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!Who Will Win the 2015 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 6, 2015

The 69th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 7th at 8/9c hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long award season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize.  (more...)

Lynn Cohen to Lead Barrington Stage Company's LOST IN YONKERSLynn Cohen to Lead Barrington Stage Company's LOST IN YONKERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

 Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present Neil Simon's award-winning comedy Lost in Yonkers from July 16 to August 1.  The press opening is Sunday, July 19 at 5pm. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

GLORY DAYS to Make Chicago Premiere This AugustGLORY DAYS to Make Chicago Premiere This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Men under the age of 25 are hardly the demographic for attending Broadway musicals, let alone writing one, but Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner did just that when their musical Glory Days ran on Broadway in May 2008. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Receives Shubert Foundation GrantBarrington Stage Company Receives Shubert Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $70,000 grant from The Shubert Foundation. (more...)

Tony Nominee Kathleen Chalfant Joins Cast of Sarah Ruhl World Premiere in LouisvilleTony Nominee Kathleen Chalfant Joins Cast of Sarah Ruhl World Premiere in Louisville
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Actors Theatre of Louisville's Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announce casting for For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl. Multi award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant, known for her performance in Wit Off-Broadway, the Broadway productions of M. Butterfly, Angels in America and Racing Demon, and screen credits The Affair and House of Cards, will lead a stellar cast of actors that features an array of Broadway veterans, many making their debuts at Actors Theatre. For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and will receive its world premiere during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays, March 8- April 10, 2016. The production will be directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Old Mill Theatre to Present WOLF LULLABYOld Mill Theatre to Present WOLF LULLABY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

A CHILLING play that looks at children who murder is the Old Mill Theatre's latest production, asking if there is intrinsic evil in the world. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of LOST IN YONKERS at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of LOST IN YONKERS at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 20, 2015

Lost in Yonkers  opened at Barrington Stage Company last night and BroadwayWorld was there. The show is running through August 1. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize, Lost in Yonkers is a heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age story by America's great comic playwright, Neil Simon.  Jenn Thompson makes her BSC directing debut.  She is the Co-Artistic Director of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) in NYC, where she recently directed Beth Henley's Abundance. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/2015 - DRIVING MISS DAISY on TV, SOMETHING ROTTEN! CD and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/2015 - DRIVING MISS DAISY on TV, SOMETHING ROTTEN! CD and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 17, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A new junior version of CHILDREN OF EDEN hits the stage, DRIVING MISS DAISY screens on PBS, two Broadway cast recordings are released and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at First Folio Theatre's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOORPhoto Flash: First Look at First Folio Theatre's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present Neil Simon's witty modern classicLAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, previewing January 28, opening Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. and running through March 1, 2015. (more...)

Kevin Spacey Returns to the Role of CLARENCE DARROW at The Old Vic, March 3Kevin Spacey Returns to the Role of CLARENCE DARROW at The Old Vic, March 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Marking his last time on The Old Vic stage whilst Artistic Director, Kevin Spacey, returns to the iconic role of Clarence Darrow following his sell-out and critically acclaimed run of 22 performances in 2014. Clarence Darrow previews from 3 March for six weeks only until 11 April. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Desert Theatreworks' LOST IN YONKERS Deserves To Be Found by AudiencesBWW Reviews: Desert Theatreworks' LOST IN YONKERS Deserves To Be Found by Audiences
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 21, 2015

Desert Theatreworks, a nonprofit theatre company in Palm Desert, has served up a delectable production of Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, at the Joslyn Center's Arthur Newman Theatre. Lost in Yonkers will be presented on January 23 and 24, 2015, at 7 p.m. and on January 24th and 25th at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at www.dtworks.org or by calling 760-980-1455. Tickets are also available in person in the Joslyn Center lobby, at 73-750 Catalina Way, in Palm Desert. (more...)

Ferrante's 'Caesar' Celebrates 15th Season at Teatro ZinZanniFerrante's 'Caesar' Celebrates 15th Season at Teatro ZinZanni
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Actor/director Frank Ferrante commences his 15th season with Teatro ZinZanni when the Seattle-based cirque show opens it's latest offering The Hot Spot on February 5. The run plays through June 7. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Beginning 1/28First Folio Theatre to Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Beginning 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present Neil Simon's witty modern classic LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, previewing January 28, opening Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. and running through March 1, 2015. The production stars First Folio Artistic Associate Rene Ruelas (Rough Crossing, The Rainmaker, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Design for Living at First Folio Theatre) as "Max Prince," First Folio Artistic Associate Kevin McKillip (Jeeves Takes A Bow, The Merchant of Venice, The Turn of the Screw and Unnecessary Farce at First Folio Theatre, Making God Laugh at Theatre at the Center) as "Ira," Callie Johnson (National Tour of Evil Dead The Musical and Next to Normal at Drury Lane Theatre) as "Helen," First Folio Artistic Associate Hayley L. Rice (The Rainmaker, The Merchant of Venice, Blithe Spirit, The Castle of Otranto at First Folio Theatre) as "Carol," and First Folio Artistic Associate Joe Foust (The Merry Wives of Windsor, Unnecessary Farce and the Woman in Black at First Folio Theatre, A Christmas Carol and Measure for Measure at Goodman Theatre) as "Val." LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR is directed by Jeff Award nominee and First Folio Theatre Co-Founder, Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's A Moon for the Misbegotten). The production is dedicated to the memory of Molly Glynn. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 3/17-4/12Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 3/17-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre explores what it means to be an American with its production of Ragtime on March 17-April 12. The Tony Award-winning musical with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens is directed by Keith Baker and features Leslie Becker, Derrick Cobey, David Edwards, Tamar Greene, Michael Thomas Holmes, Matt Leisy and Ciji Prosser. Supporting roles will be played by Ciaran Barlow as Edgar, Will Connell as Houdini, Jim Conte as Grandfather, Stephen Dagrosa as Willie Conklin, Sarah J. Gafgen as Emma Goldman, and Chelsey Jean as Evelyn Nesbitt. The ensemble includes Rajeer Alford, Amy L. Armstrong, Charles Michael Bendas, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Jessica Gruver, Brian Michael Henry, Adam Hoyak, Angelica Jackson, Jessica M. Johnson, Walter E. Tucker, Dwayne Washington, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

Broadway Stage Management Symposium to be Held in MayBroadway Stage Management Symposium to be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is a new immersive program that goes beyond the classroom and offers two days of practical insights, instruction and career advice from Broadway's most experienced and highly-regarded Stage Management professionals. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage TARTUFFEBerkeley Rep to Stage TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Berkeley Rep is proud to welcome back the beloved team of Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp for a provocative and powerful revival of Moliere's dark comedy about religious hypocrisy. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill to Appear at Coachella Valley Rep's 2015 Luminary Luncheon, 2/25Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill to Appear at Coachella Valley Rep's 2015 Luminary Luncheon, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre has announced that stage, screen, and television performers Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill will be the special guest artists at their February 25th Luminary Luncheon at 12:00 noon. In order to accommodate its growing patronage, this month's Luminary Luncheon will be held at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center. (more...)

TACT's 2015-16 Season to Feature HARD LOVE & WIDOWERS' HOUSESTACT's 2015-16 Season to Feature HARD LOVE & WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre has announced its 2015/2016 Season, the company's 23rd. The critically-acclaimed and award-winning Off-Broadway company that "reveals, reclaims and reimagines great plays of literary merit" will offer two works that delve into the notion of choice, free will, faith, assumption and morality.  (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATIONShakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Next up on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the New Jersey premiere of Bill Cain's Equivocation. When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity. Equivocation was described in Variety as "one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade." (more...)

Jake Siegfried & Robyn Kimmel to Present SWEETEN THE FUTURE Kidscook4acause Benefit at the Beechman, 8/28Jake Siegfried & Robyn Kimmel to Present SWEETEN THE FUTURE Kidscook4acause Benefit at the Beechman, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

This Friday, August 28 at 7pm, FLY's Jake Siegfried & UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT's Robyn Kimmel present the 1st Benefit Concert 'Sweeten the Future' for Kidscook4acause at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 402 W 42nd Street, NYC. Featuring teen stage, TV and film performers with special guest THE NEXT BIG THING's Trapper Felides. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2015 Barrymore Nominees!Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2015 Barrymore Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Theatre Philadelphia is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 2015 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Now in its second season since its successful relaunch, the 2015 Barrymore Awards will celebrate and honor outstanding achievements in professional theatre throughout the Greater Philadelphia region during the 2014/15 season. (more...)

New Musical BRUSH STROKES Set for NY THEISPIS Theater FestivalNew Musical BRUSH STROKES Set for NY THEISPIS Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Brush Strokes is a new musical that has been selected for the NY THEISPIS Theater Festival. Performances are at the Hudson Guild Theater, 411 West 26th street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), NYC. The cast for the new musical us Joy Franz, Chuck Muckle and Hanah Seusy. The musical is written by Stephen Chinlund & Jim Semmelman; with music by Bert Draesel; and lyrics by Jim Semmelman. It is directed by Kathleen O'Neill, with set design by April Bartlet, lighting designer by Dan Henry, and the musical director is Kenneth Gartman. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 23Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 23
by Audition Roundup - Aug 23, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 23, 2015 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Rauch Chats About SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY and his Love of Phil CollinsBWW Interview: Ben Rauch Chats About SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY and his Love of Phil Collins
by Nora Dominick - Aug 11, 2015

SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY is bringing the modern dating world to life at FringeNYC, beginning this Friday at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre. Creator and actor BEN RAUCH chats to BroadwayWorld about writing the music for Single Room Occupancy and bringing his love of Phil Collins to the forefront of this new, hilarious, pop/rock comedy musical. (more...)

BWW Previews: Desert Theatreworks' Director Lance Phillips-Martinez Goes For Big Laughs as His Company Rehearses PSYCHO BEACH PARTY.BWW Previews: Desert Theatreworks' Director Lance Phillips-Martinez Goes For Big Laughs as His Company Rehearses PSYCHO BEACH PARTY.
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 7, 2015

Desert Theatreworks is presenting Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY as its last production of the 2014-15 season. Broadway World sat in on a recent rehearsal, in which director Lance Phillips-Martinez emphasized teaching the cast how to do physical comedy. The production will premiere April 10, 2015, at the Arthur Newman Theatre, in Palm Desert, and will run through April 19th. (more...)

Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Star of Stage & Screen Jayne Meadows Allen Dies at 95Star of Stage & Screen Jayne Meadows Allen Dies at 95
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

ET reports that legendary actress and star of stage and screen, Jayne Meadows Allen passed away peacefully of natural causes in her Encino, Calif. home Sunday night at  the age of 95.  (more...)

Salt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen CahillSalt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen Cahill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) closes out its 20th season of the New Play Sounding Series (NPSS) with a free reading of HARBUR GATE by Kathleen Cahill, directed by Cohen Ambrose on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Emmy Award Winning Costume Designer, Shelley Komarov, Releases KNOW THYSELFEmmy Award Winning Costume Designer, Shelley Komarov, Releases KNOW THYSELF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Shelley Komarov, a multiple Emmy Award winner with extensive experience as a Hollywood costume designer and owner of a successful fashion line, announces Know Thyself, an in-depth exploration of style, fashion, and self awareness. Loaded with insightful advice that should help developing self-confidence in all women, regardless of their age and shape, this book brings a well-rounded and thoughtful approach to beauty. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Lost In Yonkers - A Salute To Gene Saks, 1921-2015THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Lost In Yonkers - A Salute To Gene Saks, 1921-2015
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 2, 2015

Today we celebrate the life of one of the most influential comedy directors in Broadway history. (more...)

SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at NorthlightSHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of Shining Lives: A Musical. Directed by Jessica Thebus and developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, the musical is adapted from the Northlight-commissioned play These Shining Lives. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 8 - June 14, 2015. Shining Lives: A Musical opens May 15 and 16, 2015. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews on Friday May 8, 2015, opens on Friday, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

Broadway Dims Lights in Memory of Tony Winner Gene Saks This EveningBroadway Dims Lights in Memory of Tony Winner Gene Saks This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director and performer Gene Saks, who passed away on Saturday at age 93. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, April 1st, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

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