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Based on the play I Remember Mama by John Van Druten

Based on the stories by Kathryn Forbes, including �Mama's Bank Account"

Based on the play I Remember Mama, by John Van Druten.
Based on the stories by Kathryn Forbes, including "Mama's Bank Account"


WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 'AUTUMN', ANNAPURNA, Anti-Piracy and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 21, 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 VELOCITY OF AUTUMN opens on Broadway, ANNAPURNA opens off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Award Winning Leslie Uggams to Star in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

According to The Courant, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Lesli Uggams will be starring as Mama Rose in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of Gypsy. The production will run from July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. (more...)

Theodora Skipitares to Bring THE CHAIRS to LaMama, 5/22-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

In Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece, 'The Chairs,' an elderly couple set out chairs for an audience to listen to a world-changing pronouncement from an orator who turns out to be a deaf-mute. Puppet theater maestro Theodora Skipitares wondered what would happen if the chairs themselves were world-changers. Her newest work, 'The Chairs,' presented by La Mama E.T.C. May 22 to June 8, is a response to Ionesco, but that's where the similarity ends. Skipitares' chairs are incarnations of people like Malala, Stephen Hawking and Nelson Mandela and their messages are, well, not absurd. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Present MEN WHO COOK, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Savor scrumptious cuisine prepared by 26 of Sarasota and Bradenton's most well-respected gentlemen! Asolo Rep's fourth annual Men Who Cook, sponsored by Mattison's, ABC 7 and Style magazine, will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 6pm at Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel. Guests will have the opportunity to try all of the chefs' signature dishes - ranging from Moussaka to 'Slap Ya Mama' BBQ Ribs. This fun, casual event, chaired by Beverly Bartner, Judi Gallagher, Molly Schechter and Margaret Wise, will benefit Asolo Rep's 2013-14 season. The event will also feature a cocktail hour, old-fashioned cake auction, a table decor competition, surprise contests, a dessert and coffee bar and the much-anticipated 'Parade of Chefs.' (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below you can check out photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

La Mama Moves! to Feature 13 Premieres, 5/2-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

A French accent will resonate through La Mama Moves! this spring when four Gallic dance troupes, along with 11 other experimentalists from around the world, commandeer all three theaters at La Mama for three and a half dance-packed weeks, May 2-25. (more...)

Sunhwa Chung, Ko-Ryo Dance Theater and More Set for Green Space, May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/ emerging artists in May. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Sunhwa Chung/ Ko-Ryo Dance Theater. (more...)

Kristen Bell, Michelle Obama, and More Drop in for PARKS AND REC Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Next Thursday's Season Finale of PARKS AND REC will have a whole host of special guest stars, including First Lady Michelle Obama and Broadway and FROZEN alum Kristen Bell. The episode will also feature Heidi Klum, Henry Winkler, Billy Eichner, Rob Huebel, John Hodgman, Yo La Tengo, The Decemberists, Letters to Cleo, Jeff Tweedy, and several Indianapolis Colts. (more...)

MR. IRRESISTIBLE to Make West Coast Premiere at the Alcazar Theatre, 6/4-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

MR. IRRESISTIBLE - A New Sci-Fi Musical Comedy Thriller - described as 'The Terminator meets Ugly Betty' - directed by Jonathan J. Carpenter, with book & lyrics by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne / Project: Lohan)and music by Christopher Winslow (OMFG!), make its West Coast premiere June 4 - 8, 2014 for a very limited engagement of 5 performances only, running Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8:00 pm / Sun. 7:00 pm. (Preview Wed. 6/4 / Opening Thurs. 6/5) at the Alcazar Theatre - 650 Geary St. (btw'n. Jones & Leavenworth Sts.) in SF. (more...)

JAMAICA FAREWELL Begins 4/27 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Soho Playhouse presents the award-winning and critically acclaimed JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick ('My Big Fat Greek Wedding'), with performances beginning Sunday, April 27 prior to an official press opening of Sunday, May 4 at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Makes World Premiere at Thick House, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson will have its world premiere in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco for a limited engagement, running four weeks only. (more...)

force/collision Presents JARMAN (ALL THIS MADDENING BEAUTY), Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

force/collision announces its current performance project, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) will be livestreamed on HowlRound TV on April 20th at 4:00pm. Inspired by queer avant-garde artist, activist and filmmaker, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) invades the mind and artistic aesthetic of Derek Jarman (The Last of England, Sebastiane, The Tempest) to create a poetic and visually dynamic mash-up of video and live performance. This project will premiere in 2014 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Jarman's death. (more...)

Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

Scoop: PARKS AND RECREATION on NBC - Tonight, April 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on PARKS AND RECREATION, airing on NBC tonight, April 17, 2014! (more...)

Ahrens and Flaherty Set to Release Live at 54 Below Album NICE FIGHTING YOU on 6/3
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2014

Ahrens and Flaherty's 'Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live At 54 BELOW' will be released on June 3rd, 2014. The double CD set is now available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00JPWSJOI. This star-studded double album features performances by (in alphabetical order): Lynn Ahrens, Annaleigh Ashford, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Kevin Chamberlin, Quentin Earl Darrington, Stephen Flaherty, Lewis Grosso, Julie Halston, Jeremy Jordan, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Sean McCourt, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessica Molaskey, Bobby Steggert and Mary Testa. (more...)

Disney Junior Announces May Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Disney Junior announces May 2014 Programming Highlights (more...)

Canned Rice's UNDERSTUDY BLUES Comes to Cape Town from May 21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

UNDERSTUDY BLUES, the debut production from Canned Rice Productions, will open at the Galloway Theatre in Cape Town for a nine-performance run in May 2014. (more...)

Foundry Theatre's THE BOX Will Now Open 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Foundry Theatre presents a play that exemplifies the company's work: Marcus Gardley's The Box: A Black Comedy. The play, directed by Seth Bockley (writer of February House, director of Philip Dawkins' Failure: A Love Story at Victory Gardens), is a hilarious satire that delivers a punch to the gut of U.S. policing and imprisonment. Written for five actors who perform over a dozen characters spanning generations of captivity and freedom dreams, The Box: A Black Comedy is currently making its world premiere, through May 11 at the Irondale Center (85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn). (more...)

Carly Ozard to Debut MIDLER ON THE ROOF at The Duplex, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

After sold-out performances in New York City and her hometown of San Francisco, cabaret singer Carly Ozard will debut her latest show Midler on the Roof at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014 at cabaret institution The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue in New York City. Tickets are $10 (plus a 2-drink minimum) and advance reservations are highly recommended by contacting (212) 255-5438 or www.theduplex.com. (more...)

GSN to Premiere Season 3 of AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, 5/22
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Today GSN announced the lineup of competitors for the third season of its highest rated original series of all time, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE. (more...)

Jennie Litt and David Alpher to Celebrate Release of TWO APPLES at Metropolitan Room, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Jennie Litt and David Alpher, Brooklyn's own married songwriting duo, celebrate the May release of their debut recording, TWO APPLES, with an appearance at New York's Metropolitan Room on Thursday, June 5 at 7pm. TWO APPLES is a collection of eleven original songs covering topics ranging from lingerie to gym addiction to the random miracle of existence. Ms. Litt describes Alpher&Litt as "eclectic writers inspired by American popular song and most comfortable in an idiom that's equal parts musical theatre, Tin Pan Alley, and Allan Sherman." Additionally, Litt is an award-winning fiction writer and Alpher a world-renowned composer. (more...)

Incubator Arts Project Will Close in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The New York Times reports that experimental performance company Incubator Arts Project will not be renewing its lease at St. Mark's Church in the East Village and will officially close this July. (more...)

Jaye Maynard to Present BIRD AMONGST THE BLOSSOM - A TRIBUTE TO THE FIRST BLOSSOM DEARIE SONGBOOK, 4/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Plaid Bird Productions in celebration of Blossom Dearie's 90th Birthday (April 28th, 1924) will present Jaye Maynard in 'Bird Amongst the Blossom-A Tribute to the First Blossom Dearie Songbook' on Sunday, April 27th at The Hour Glass Tavern in a Jazz Brunch 1pm, show at 2pm and Monday, April 28th at Don't Tell Mama. House opens 8:45; show at 9:15pm. (more...)

FOUR CLOWNS to Run 5/23-6/1 at The Club at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Having dazzled critics and audiences in the West Coast and Midwest, 'Four Clowns' (www.fourclowns.org), conceived and directed by Jeremy Aluma, makes its too-brief East Coast debut May 23 to June 1 in The Club at La Mama. In a madcap evening, four foul-mouthed, wonderfully dressed and finely face-painted clowns--a sad one, an angry one, a nervous one and a mischevous one--re-enact iconic life experiences to show how human pain is both unique and universal. The Huffington Post called it 'a drama that focuses on the epic though squalid journey of our four heroes through childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The result is as sobering as the voyage is outlandish.daring and energetic, weird and wonderful.' (more...)

David Sedaris Will Return to the State Theatre, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

David Sedaris, internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and National Public Radio humorist, returns by popular demand for his annual visit to the State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris is one of America's pre-eminent humor writers with more than seven million copies of his books in print. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 18. Visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787 for tickets or more information. (more...)

Hamilton Leithauser, Spottiswoode & His Enemies and More to Perform at Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced an exciting lineup of performances now through April 27. Check out the full schedule and details below! (more...)

Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet & More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2014 schedule, featuring Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet, Karrin Allyson, BOSSABRASIL Festival, and more. (more...)

Cabaret Cares Gala, Honoring Sidney Myer and Julie Wilson, Set for 5/18 at the Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Cabaret Cares/Help Is On The Way Today, a 501c non-profit organization founded by MAC Award winning producer, Joseph Macchia, will hold its annual fundraising gala (cocktails, auction, dinner, show) on May 18th at the Laurie Beechman Theater, featuring a live show with many of New York's favorite performers who donate their time and talent to this wonderful event. (more...)

STAGE17 to Launch Fictional Video Blog MIDDLE (ST)AGE with Stacia Fernandez
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

STAGE17 will present the world premiere of the fictional video blog by a Middle (St)aged actress trying to remain visible and viable in an industry that refuses to accept the fact that she is aging, created by two Mamma Mia! cast members Jacob Pinion and Stacia Fernandez, who also stars. STAGE17, a new digital entertainment destination for episodic fiction and reality programming, launches the original series on today, April 14, 2014. The episode is available at http://stage17.tv/series/middle-stage and photos are here: http://bit.ly/MiddleStagePhotos (more...)

Roulette to Present Guy Barash's FACTS ABOUT WATER, 5/21; Out 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Roulette proudly celebrates Guy Barash's debut album, Facts About Water, from Innova Recordings with a retrospective of this intriguing composer's recent works on Wednesday, May 21st at 8. (more...)

VIDEO: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Vanessa Williams: 'My Parents Urged Me to Pursue Music'
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The talented actress and singer stops by this morning's TODAY on NBC and tells hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda that she is thankful her music-teacher parents encouraged her to pursue the arts. (more...)

VIDEO: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Vanessa Williams Performs 'Stormy Weather' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Actress and singer Vanessa Williams, accompanied by a 17-piece orchestra, performed the jazz standard "Stormy Weather" from the new Broadway show AFTER MIDNIGHT (more...)

MAMA AND HER BOYS Extends Through May 7 at Sophie's at Broadway; Original Cast to Return
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Due to overwhelming ticket demand the critically acclaimed musical Mama and Her Boys has again extended its return New York engagement. Tickets are now on sale through May 7. Performances continue Wednesdays at 8:30pm at Sophies at Broadway, 318 W. 53rd St. between 8th and 9th Avenue. (more...)

Mint Theater Extends LONDON WALL Through 4/26; Will be Filmed for Future Broadcast by Channel 13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Mint Theater's new production, London Wall by John Van Druten, featuring Julia Coffey, Katie Gibson, Matthew Gumley, Jonathan Hogan, Laurie Kennedy, Elise Kibler, Stephen Plunkett, Christopher Sears, and Alex Trow will now continue through April 26th at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street). This is the American premiere of John Van Druten's "rivetingly entertaining" (The Guardian) romantic drama, which opened Monday February 24th. Davis McCallum, who staged the 2012 Pulitzer-Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful at Second Stage, as well as the award-winning production of The Whale at Playwrights Horizons, directs. (more...)

Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA on ABC - Week of April 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing on ABC for the week of April 14, 2014! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for San Antonio (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 13
by - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 13, 2014. (more...)

RDT's Ring Around the Rose Presents MAMA'S WRANGLERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Repertory Dance Theatre's 'Ring Around the Rose' program welcomes back the talented artists from Las Vegas, Nevada - Mama'S WRANGLERS tonight, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 am. (more...)

New Competitors Announced for TUNE IN TIME, New York's Exciting Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge at Stage 72, 4/14
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 12, 2014

What happens when a composer and a lyricist have to write a song from a new musical (invented on the spot), in a style determined by the spin of the dreaded Genre Wheel . . . in 20 minutes? Brainfrying fun! Brave musical theater composers and lyricists David Ingber, Erin Hill, Jack Lechner, James Harvey, Kristin Bair and Rosemary Loar will step up to the songwriting plate on April 14 at 7pm at Stage 72 (The Triad). (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Angela Dicarlo, Marty Thomas to Honor John Cameron Mitchell at THE MEETING*, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 PM with a celebration of the lauded actor, writer and director John Cameron Mitchell just in time for the Broadway debut of his celebrated musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. After a highly-successful season at 54 Below, The Meeting* has returned to its downtown roots this year with shows through May. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The April show will feature special guests Justin Vivian Bond (Tony Award nominated entertainer), Angela DiCarlo (Mad World of Miss Hathaway), Scott Matthew (Shortbus), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Sven Ratzke (Hedwig in Berlin), Paul Dawson & PJ DeBoy (Shortbus), Shane Shane (La Mama) and Derek Smith (Dixon Place). Tracy Stark serves as Music Director. (more...)

Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA on ABC - Week of April 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing on ABC for the week of April 14, 2014! (more...)

President and First Lady Obama Set to Visit A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun just opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). According to Deadline, the show will soon welcome some high profile guests- the Obamas. President Obama and the First Lady are set to attend tonight's performance 'if all goes to plan.' (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL - Week of April 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL, airing for the week of April 14, 2014! (more...)

BWW TV: Vanessa Williams Sings 'Stormy Weather' in Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2014

Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams officially joined the cast of Broadway's After Midnight on April 2nd as 'Special Guest Star.' Williams will play performances through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). Directed and choreographed byWarren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you Williams' performance of 'Stormy Weather.' (more...)

Seth Bisen-Hersh to Celebrate 300 Showcases With 300th SHOWCASE EXTRAVAGANZA, 5/6-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

As of this May, Seth Bisen-Hersh will have produced, emceed and accompanied 300 showcases. To celebrate he is putting on the 300th Showcase Extravaganza consisting of six concerts of his work with 84 showcase alumni Tuesdays, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; Friday, May 9th; and Thursday, May 22nd, at 7PM. Each evening will contain 20 songs from his musicals and cabarets over the years. The singers performing are listed below: (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. Tickets: $20, $15 for students & seniors. Held at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston 02118. For general information, www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582020. (more...)

Richard Dresser's BELOW THE BELT to Open at Westbeth, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Delving into the darkly absurd corners of corporate America and middle-man-purgatory, director Michael Sladek makes his NYC stage debut with a fresh production of Below the Belt by acclaimed playwright, Richard Dresser. Presented by Black Lodge Theater, the work will be staged in the old boiler room of the iconic Westbeth Center for the Arts. (more...)

Country Singer/Songwriter Kaitlyn Baker to Make Hollywood Debut at Young Artist Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Rising country singer-songwriter Kaitlyn Baker will perform in Los Angeles at AMPLYFi in Hollywood on May 3, and at the 35th annual Young Artist Awards (YAA) in Studio City on May 4. (more...)

Harlem Records to Release Gospel Album 'Hey Jude', 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Harlem Records announces its first full-length album release. (more...)

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