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Playwright Chip Deffaa to Have Four NYC Runs This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Most playwrights would be happy to have one script of theirs produced in New York in a year. "Theater Boys"--which opens tomorrow, September 21st at the 13th Street Repertory Theater--is the third show by ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa to open this year. (more...)

Utah Opera to Open 2014-15 Season Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLY, Begin. 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Utah Opera begins the 2014-15 season on October 11 at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theater with opulent costumes and enchanting music in Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly, featuring conductor Robert Tweten and director Garnett Bruce. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'They've Got Magic to Do!' Carly Hughes & John Dossett Join the Cast of Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Carly Hughes, who most recently appeared on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, joins the Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Leading Player' beginning tonight, September 19. Ciara Renee played her final performance in the role on Sunday, September 14. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Hughes and John Dossett in the award-winning revival! (more...)

Taiwan Tourism LOHAS Cycling Trend Comes to San Francisco and Sonoma County
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

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CMT INSTANT JAM: KENNY CHESNEY to Premiere 9/27
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Now the rest of Chesney's fans can experience the No Shoes Nation party first-hand when CMT INSTANT JAM: KENNY CHESNEY airs Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 19, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include opening night of LOVE LETTERS, Barbra Streisand on Jimmy Fallon, the American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Company Cuts the Ribbon at the New Lyric Theatre!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuringTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The cast of ON THE TOWN just reopened the Lyric Theatre with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on this afternoon, September 19th, along with producers Howard and Janet Kagan, in advance of the show's first preview performance tomorrow, September 20th. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Closes Tomorrow Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… will conclude its Off-Broadway run Saturday evening, September 20th at the Minetta Lane Theatre. With book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, the cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… is headed by Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle. Performances for this "sinister, politically spot-on new rock musical with roots in David Bowie and George Orwell" (NY Music Daily) began July 31st with the official opening on August 13th. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/18/14 - LOVE LETTERS, FOUND, TAIL! SPIN! and THE MUSIC MAN!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 18, 2014

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: LOVE LETTERS welcomes its first duo to the Broadway stage tonight, Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy take THE MUSIC MAN on tour, TAIL! SPIN!, FOUND and ALMOST HOME begin off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Evening with Big Head Todd & the Monsters Set for Boulder Theater, 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

97.3 KBCO and the Boulder Theater will present an Evening with Big Head Todd & the Monsters to the Boulder Theater on Saturday, December 27th, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, September 19th for $45.00 for general admission tickets. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY MONDAYS Kicks Off at Hardware with Ben Fankhauser, Sutton Lee Seymour and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The debut of Broadway Mondays this past Monday night at Hardware Bar NYC was a true sensation! Breaking Monday night attendance records at the bar, it is clear that Broadway Mondays are back in New York City to stay. Scroll down for photos featuring Broadway's Ben Fankhauser and more! (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Laurence Fishburne Visits Today's THE REAL
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Actor LAURENCE FISHBURNE shares one of the craziest rumors he's heard about himself - tune in to hear what! A few Lucky audience members win some designer duds while playing 'Fake It or Take It.' (more...)

Review Roundup: Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM- Updating Live!
by Review Roundups - Sep 18, 2014

Alliance Theatre just opened the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), BULL DURHAM has a book by Academy Award-nomineeRon Shelton (director and screenwriter of the Bull Durham movie) and music and lyrics by Susan Werner, whom the Chicago Tribune called, 'one of the most innovative songwriters working today.' Broadway veterans John Behlmann, Melissa Errico, and Will Swenson star as the Veteran catcher 'Crash' Davis (Swenson), rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh (Behlmann) and Annie Savoy (Errico). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jeffrey Coyle About Directing the Musical HELLO AGAIN
by Mark C. Lloyd - Sep 18, 2014

As the first production of American Repertory Theater of WNY's 2014-15 season about to kick-off with Michael John LaChiusa's musical HELLO AGAIN, Artie Award winning director, Jeffrey Coyle took time from a busy rehearsal schedule to answer a few questions about the production schedule to open on September 11th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Plays Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW... rocked Joe's Pub this past Sunday night, September 14th with a dozen numbers from the show's score performed by Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and the cast, backed by the Revolution Cellular Orchestra. (more...)


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BEAUTIFUL's Carly Hughes Joins PIPPIN This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Carly Hughes, who most recently appeared on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, will join the Tony Award winning production of PIPPIN in the role of 'Leading Player' beginning Friday, September 19. (more...)

Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Releases 2014-15 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Lucky 'weekend warrior' musicians and anyone who sings or has ever wanted to learn about songwriting will have the unique opportunity to meet and rock out with music legends including, Sammy Hagar, Roger Daltrey, Joe Perry, Cheap Trick and more during the new season of specialty camps announced today by Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. The camps will take place in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino as well as RRFC's exclusive studios and at Foxwoods Resort in Conn. (more...)

34th Annual Tejano Music Awards Set for Lila Cockrell Theatre, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA), producers of the 34th Annual Tejano Music Awards Show is set for Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the historic Lila Cockrell Theatre. (more...)

Pharand Art Donates Art to Angels of Children's Cause
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Free the Children is this year's recipient of the Toronto Earlscourt Rotary Club's charity gala at the Montecassino Hall in Woodbridge and to support this great cause, Pharand Art is donating art for the event's fundraising auction. Pharand Art's Lynda Pogue provides the original painting entitled Dawning, inspired by a trip to Italy. Montreal-born Pogue is a painter, New York city art magazine writer as well as university lecturer. She belongs in Toronto to the exclusive Heliconian Club in Yorkville. The Lucky bidder in the auction will walk away with a 30 x 30' framed, acrylic painting by the charismatic artist - a $2250 value. The 11th Annual Angels Ball will be hosted by TV news veteran, 'Walk of Fame Star' & 'Woman of the Year' Christine Bentley, Canada's own Diane Sawyer and a devotee to children's causes such as the Children's Wish Foundation, of which she is an ambassador, just like her work with Habitat for Humanity. Free the Children's Adopt a Village dovetails into her greater concern for the security and welfare of children. Pharand Art Contemporary is happy to answer the call for art towards this great cause. Details: Montecassino Woodbridge 140 Jevlan Drive Woodbridge Date: 27 September 2014 at 6pm for cocktails (open bar), 7pm for 5-course dinner For tickets, contact: David Lovelock 647 961 4166 Joseph Rivellini 416 931 9024 Visit www.torontoearlscourt-rotary.com for more details (more...)

Colonial Forge Hosting Homecoming Tailgate At North Stafford Community
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

STAFFORD, Va., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Colonial Forge at Augustine is excited to invite residents, Realtors and anyone interested in a beautiful new home to visit the community for a Homecoming Tailgate celebration at noon on Saturday, Sept. 27. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ON THE TOWN (Original London Cast Recording) is a Helluva Recording
by David Clarke - Sep 16, 2014

ON THE TOWN is poised to have the best year ever. A big budget Broadway revival is set to begin previews on September 20, and Masterworks Broadway has just released the remastered ON THE TOWN (Original London Cast Recording). With zesty spunk, lively pizzazz, and indefatigable energy, this recording is sure to have you hoofing for days on end. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Enters Final Performances Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… is entering the final week of its run tonight at the Minetta Lane Theatre. The closing performance will be this Saturday evening, September 20th. (more...)

Heidi Duckler Dance Theater to Premiere OCEAN'S SKIN at Brisbane Festival, Sept 23-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

On Tuesday, September 23 through Saturday, September 27, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will present the world premiere of Ocean's Skin, in partnership with Topology Music, for free performances at the Brisbane Festival in South Brisbane, Australia. Ocean's Skin is the creation of Artistic Director/Choreographer, Heidi Duckler, based in Los Angeles, and Topology Music's Composer/Musical Director, John Babbage, based in Australia. The piece reflects their fascination with the sounds and life-forms of the heavens and seas. (more...)

BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPER DIVOS: A SWELL PARTY Comes to the Met Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Tonight, September 15 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller will present and host Broadway Showstopper Divos --'A Swell Party' at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street. The evening's theme is 'The Broadway Songbook' -- starring some of the theater's most talented performers: (more...)

Richard Blais to Star in Food Network's New Series HUNGRY GAMES, Premiering 10/20
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Chef Richard Blais reveals how you taste, choose, and crave favorite foods on new series Hungry Games, premiering Monday, October 20th at 8:00pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne & More in at YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU is currently in previews at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE INVISIBLE HAND at ACT Grabs You & Doesn't Let Go
by Jay Irwin - Sep 15, 2014

There are moments, Dear Reader, when you can encounter a work that can completely revitalize your love of good theater. Such was a moment for me the other night when I was Lucky enough to catch ACT's production of "The Invisible Hand". I really wasn't sure what I was in for except that it was a play about politics and economics in Pakistan from Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Disgraced". What I got was an absolutely gripping evening of theater thanks to a killer production and a riveting play that I cannot urge you enough to go see. (more...)

Scoop: NEW GIRL - *Season Premiere* on FOX - Today, September 16, 2014
by - Sep 15, 2014

Get all the scoop on NEW GIRL - *Season Premiere*, airing on FOX on today, September 16, 2014! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Evan Harrington of ONCE: THE MUSICAL
by Cara Richardson - Sep 15, 2014

A taste of Ireland comes to Nashville with the tour of the eight time Tony Award Winning musical Once. The story of a romance between a couple, surrounded by the music they both love, Once: The Musical is unique in many ways. Evan Harrington heads to Nashville with the touring cast this week. He's graciously agreed to answer a few questions for our Nashville BroadwayWorld.com readers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAKE ME OUT is a Grand Slam in Tyson's Corner
by Jamie McGonnigal - Sep 15, 2014

What I hoped would be a period piece by now after seeing it ten years ago at New York's Public Theatre, Take Me Out is taking on a vibrant new life at Tyson Corner's 1st Stage. Opening their Lucky seventh season, the play is a poignant exploration of expectations, character and how we look at courage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Charms Sioux Falls
by Ellie Livingston - Sep 15, 2014

Little Shop of Horrors at the Sioux Empire Community Theatre will have you bopping in your seats and singing all the way home. (more...)

Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC on CBS - Saturday, September 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 15, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC, airing on CBS on Saturday, September 27, 2014! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Orlando Native & Broadway Veteran, Davis Gaines
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 15, 2014

One star of Orlando Shakespeare's LES MIS is Broadway veteran Davis Gaines. Davis plays the antagonist, Inspector Javert, who becomes obsessed with capturing Jean Valjean. Taking a break between dress rehearsals, Davis took the time to answer some of BroadwayWorld's questions. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Weds Fiance Jason Landau, Getting a 'New Beginning'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson starred in his own love story when he married fiance Jason Landau on Saturday. (more...)

Greg Mullavey to Star in Frog & Peach Theatre Co.'s TITUS ANDRONICUS this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

celebration of its 20th Season, Frog & Peach Theatre Company has announced their fall production, William Shakespeare's most deranged tragedy TITUS ANDRONICUS which will star TV and Broadway actor Greg Mullavey (TV: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Nickelodeon's iCarly; Broadway: Romantic Comedy opposite Mia Farrow, Neil Simon's Rumors; and The Soap Myth with Roundabout Theater Company). The production will run from October 9 - November 2 at The West End Theatre (263 W 86th St). (more...)

One Direction to Celebrate New Album 'Four' on TODAY SHOW 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Global pop sensation One Direction will celebrate the release of their new album, FOUR on NBC's TODAY with a special performance live from Universal Orlando Resort. Kicking off the bands album release week, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson will join the TODAY show anchor team for the Orlando broadcast Monday, November 17. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND Through 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents The Music of James Bond from September 11- 21 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. Popular songs like 'Goldfinger,' 'Diamonds are Forever,' 'Skyfall,' and countless others will be featured in a night dedicated to the world's favorite spy. (more...)

THE CURTAIN UP SHOW Returns to Resonance 104.4FM on September 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Stars of Evita, Urinetown, East is East, Sweeney Todd, Blockbuster, Love Story, Damn Yankees, You Should Be So Lucky, Before After, Flowers of the Forest, Into The Woods and many more join Tim McArthur and Nathan Matthews on the seventh series of The Curtain Up Show. (more...)

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING to Return to NBCSN, Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this today, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET highlighted by reigning WSOF bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes (13-4-1) vs. Cody “The Cali Cowboy” Bollinger (16-2), fighting at a catchweight of 140 lbs. (more...)

Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio Release Statement on Passing of Songwriter Bob Crewe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Today, Four Seasons' members Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio released the following statement on the passing of Bob Crewe. (more...)

ONE DIRECTION to Debut Songs from New Album 'Four' on NBC's 'Today', 11/17
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Global pop sensation One Direction will celebrate the release of their new album, FOUR on NBC's TODAY with a special performance live from Universal Orlando Resort. (more...)

THE PRICE IS RIGHT, LET'S MAKE A DEAL Kick off New Seasons 9/22
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

THE PRICE IS RIGHT, network television's #1-rated daytime program and the longest-running game show in television history, celebrates its 43rd season, while LET'S MAKE A DEAL kicks off season six when they return on Monday, Sept. 22 (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network. THE PRICE IS RIGHT, hosted by Drew Carey, promises another season of fun-filled excitement, including its most action-packed game yet and themed, week-long specials featuring big money prizes. LET'S MAKE A DEAL, with host Wayne Brady, premieres its sixth season in high-definition with new games and one-of-a-kind specials. (more...)

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING to Return to NBCSN 9/13
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET highlighted by reigning WSOF bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes (13-4-1) vs. Cody “The Cali Cowboy” Bollinger (16-2), fighting at a catchweight of 140 lbs. (more...)

RAM SLAM YOUR STORY, HENRY VI PART 2 and More Set for Suffolk University's 2014-15 Season at the Modern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University announces the programming lineup for its 2014-2015 season, featuring conversation, film, and new and classic plays. (more...)

Bob Crewe, Who Wrote Hits for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Dies at 83
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

According an announcement on his official website, Bob Crewe, songwriter behind many of Frankie Valli and the Four Season's hit tunes, has passed away. He died peacefully, with his brother Dan Crewe by his side, on Wednesday, September 11, 2014 in Scarborough, Maine. He was 83. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jesse Liebman of DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Sep 11, 2014

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from September 16th-21st, the national touring production of 'Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage' based on the 1987 classic of the same name features actor Jesse Liebman as Neil Kellerman, a role created on screen by acclaimed theatre director, Lonny Price. (more...)

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