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Cady Huffman & Cast of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' to Play Joe's Pub, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and the entire cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… are set to perform a dozen songs from the show, accompanied by the Revolution Cellular Orchestra, at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) this Sunday, September 14th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 and available for purchase online at www.publictheater.org or via the box office at 212-967-7555. (more...)

Seth Bisen-Hersh and Mark Childers' LOVE QUIRKS to Begin 9/11 at Theatre 54
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Love Quirks, a unique new musical by Seth Bisen-Hersh and Mark Childers about four young adults exploring various types of relationships in NYC, will be playing a limited three week run midtown at Theatre 54 (244 W 54th Street, 12 Floor) with previews beginning on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8PM. The show will have its official opening on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8PM and will run through Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Gets Doused for ALS!
by Stage Tube - Sep 4, 2014

The company of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' was challenged by the company of 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They completed the feat after the August 28th show, in front of an enthusiastic audience, in turn challenging their Icelandic artistic directors, Josh Sassanella and the entire company of ROCK OF AGES on Broadway. AND Robert Redford. You'll have to see Revolution to understand why... Watch them get wet below! (more...)

'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' to End Off-Broadway Run Later this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 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 9/23/14 - Bennett & Gaga Get CHEEK TO CHEEK, BROADWAY SALUTES and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 23, 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: Bennett & Gaga's CHEEK TO CHEEK is out today, Harvey Fierstein hosts BROADWAY SALUTES, JERSEY BOYS welcomes back an old friend, PBS salutes Joan Rivers and more! (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...)

'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...)

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...)

'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...)

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...)

LUCKY STIFF Adaptation to Have West Coast Premiere at Hollywood Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The West Coast premiere of the film adaptation Lucky Stiff will take place at the Hollywood Film Festival on October 17 at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome. The film, based on an off-Broadway show from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ('Ragtime'), stars Jason Alexander ('Seinfeld'), British stage actor Dominic Marsh, Tony winner Nikki M. James ('Book of Mormon,' 'Les Miserables'), Pamela Shaw (recreating the character she portrayed on the stage) and the late Dennis Farina ('Get Shorty', 'Saving Private Ryan'). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 21st, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - May 21, 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. Our very own Tony Award Viewing Party (you're invited), new takes on 'Hair' and 'Myths And Hymns,' tryouts of 'Amazing Grace' and 'On Your Feet!,' that reading of 'Bedknobs And Broomsticks,' Chicago originals 'Mister Kelly' and 'Caged Dames,' more film news, the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and more! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

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Cheyenne Jackson to Make Provincetown Debut, 7/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Cheyenne Jackson has starred on both 30 Rock opposite Tina Fey and Glee where he played the voice coach for the group Vocal Adrenaline, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" releasing in theaters in early 2014. On Broadway, Cheyenne most recently starred in Encore's production of "The Most Happy Fella" at City Center, "Finian's Rainbow" (Drama Desk nomination), "Damn Yankees," "Xanadu" (Drama League , Drama Desk nominations), "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and," "All Shook Up" (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination). Off-Broadway he was seen in the orignal cast of "Altar Boyz". On July 4, 5, and 6, he makes his anticipated Broadway@ The Art House debut. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins him as pianist and host. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Cheyenne Jackson Stars in New Comedy MUTUAL FRIENDS
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Below, check out the trailer for MUTUAL FRIENDS, starring Broadway's Cheyenne Jackson. (more...)

ABT Adds LES MISERABLES to 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) today announced the world-renowned musical Les Miserables as the final addition to its stellar 10th Anniversary Season lineup. The Tony Award-winning production will be on stage February 27-April 4, 2015. Individual tickets will be available for purchase starting Saturday, June 14 in conjunction with ABT's annual open house; however, season subscriptions are currently available. (more...)

DESSA ROSE to Make European Premiere at Trafalgar Studios, July 29-Aug 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

This July, the European premiere of the uniquely stirring musical drama Dessa Rose is coming to London's West End. Dessa Rose is based on the book by Sherley Anne Williams with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical and Rocky The Musical) who have won Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards and been nominated for Grammys, Academy Awards and a Golden Globe. (more...)

McNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Developmental Lab in NYC, August 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

According to an Equity casting notice, a developmental lab of the new musical version of ANASTASIA -- featuring book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens -- will be held at Pearl Studios this August. Darko Tresnjak is set to direct the project from Stage Entertainment USA, along with musical director Tom Murray. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs Presents KRITZERLAND GOES OFF-BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND GOES OFF-BROADWAY! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Goes Off-Broadway at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Jul 7, 2014

It was a pleasure to return to Kritzerland Sunday July 6 for its 47th show saluting Off-Broadway shows: Kritzerland Goes Off-Broadway. Featured were stalwart hits: Hair, Ruthless!, Little Mary Sunshine, Dames at Sea, Falsettos, The Fantasticks and more recent hits such as Floyd Collins, Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years and Dogfight. With Bruce Kimmel as host, in dandy form as usual with his amazing trivia notes in between numbers, and sensational musical director John Boswell at the piano, the show got off to a rousing start with young Brennley Brown belting out 'Born to Entertain' from Ruthless! Also on the bill for the evening were the wonderful: Robert Yacko, Madison Claire Parks, Kim Huber, young folks Jenna Lee Rosen, Sami Staitman and special guest stars Jason Graae and Rita McKenzie. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records' AHRENS & FLAHERTY: NICE FIGHTING YOU (A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live at 54 BELOW) is Festive and Fun
by David Clarke - Jul 6, 2014

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have had an extensive career, composing music for the stage and screen over the last thirty years. As a team, they captured us with their enchanting work on Anastasia. On Broadway, people clamored for RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL. Now fans of Ahrens & Flaherty have a beautifully produced retrospective of their work so far with Broadway Records' release of the fascinating NICE FIGHTING YOU. (more...)

RING OF FIRE to Open 7/30 at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of Richard Maltby, Jr.'s musical tribute to Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire (Wednesday, July 30 - Saturday, August 9, 2014). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 2nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 2, 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. It's the TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2014! Did your favorites make the list? (more...)

SEUSSICAL Opens Today at the Franklin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ('Lucky Stiff', 'MY FAVORITE YEAR', 'ONCE ON THIS ISLAND', and 'RAGTIME') have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE's Erin McCracken to Return to Ocean State Theatre, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently completed its first full season in Warwick, has announced that Erin McCracken, who won rave reviews as Patsy Cline in Ocean State Theatre Company's recent production of Always…Patsy Cline, will return to Ocean State Theatre with her exciting one-woman concert for one performance only on Saturday, August 9 at 7:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for the LUCKY STIFF Movie, Starring Jason Alexander, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James and More!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Several Tony Award-winners teamed up to bring an adaptation of the 1988 musical Lucky Stiff to the big screen. Starring Jason Alexander, the late Dennis Farina, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Don Amendolia, Pamela Shaw and Kate Shindle, the movie will compete in the 'Feature Film' competition of this year's Montreal World Film Festival. Click below to check out the first trailer for the film! (more...)

Film Adaptation of Musical LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander, Nikki M. James to Compete at Montreal Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Starring Jason Alexander, the late Dennis Farina, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Don Amendolia, Pamela Shaw and Kate Shindle, the movie will compete in the 'Feature Film' competition of this year's Montreal World Film Festival. (more...)

Photos: First Look - Cheyenne Jackson Guest Stars on Tonight's ROYAL PAINS on USA
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Broadway's Cheyenne Jackson will guest star in tonight's episode of USA Network's ROYAL PAINS, airing 9-10 p.m. ET. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cady Huffman Talks 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW'
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2014

A new video debuted today on YouTube featuring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman discussing her role as Manuela, the slightly evil Mayor of Elbowville, in REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Cast Performs at Grand Central!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… rocked Grand Central Terminal last Thursday August 21st with a special medley performed by cast members Graydon Long, Brad Nacht and Marrick Smith backed by the show's band. The performance was part of the weeklong "Life's a Picnic in Grand Central" event. With book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, the cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… also includes Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/22/14 - BOOTYCANDY Begins, LUCKY STIFF in Montreal, NEWSIES & 'BULLETS' Say Farewell and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 22, 2014

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: BOOTYCANDY begins previews, the Lucky Stiff movie premieres in Montreal, and NEWSIES and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY close the curtain for the last time this Sunday! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Photo Flash: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW,' Starring Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle, Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of the world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Opening Night was last Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre and the after party was held at Amity Hall. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Return to Provincetown's Art House, 8/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

When Cheyenne Jackson made his debut in the Broadway @ The Art House series hosted by Seth Rudetsky last month, the Cape Cod Times called him 'a singer with tremendous style' and raved that 'his vocal range goes deep for Elvis-like tunes but can flip to a high, yowling falsetto' and 'his dance moves go from sultry to hip-swiveling rock.' On the heels of selling-out all three of his July 4th holiday weekend shows in Provincetown, he has announced a return to The Art House for Labor Day weekend of August 29, 30, 31 at 7:00 PM by popular demand. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky will join him again as pianist and host. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Brian Swasey Named Managing Director of NY Theatre Barn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Board of Directors of New York Theatre Barn (The Barn), the only 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre company whose sole mission is "to give theatre a chance," announced today that Brian Swasey has been appointed as its Managing Director, effective immediately. Swasey will work alongside Joe Barros, founder and Artistic Director of the company. Swasey's primary responsibility will be to manage business operations of the company. In addition, he will assist Barros in programming and producing The Barn's presentations. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rivertown Theater's SEUSSICAL JR., Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will close out their summer season with the delightful Seussical Jr. - one of the Summer Lagniappe children's productions for children, by children running August 15 -24, 2014. (more...)

LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander, to World Premiere at Montreal Film Festival, 8/22
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Lucky Stiff, the zany off-Broadway musical from Tony®-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, comes to the big screen! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Photos from REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of the world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Opening Night is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7 PM at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave. one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's NEWSIES below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/11/14 - Transport's THE MUSIC MAN, Leavel as HELLO, DOLLY!, Patti Murin Gets Literal and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 11, 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: THE MUSIC MAN sells his wares in concert tonight, HELLO, DOLLY! begins in St. Louis and Patti Murin performs at 54 Below! (more...)

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