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Minskoff Theatre (New York, NY)
200 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
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Photo Flash: Chance Theater Hosts MAPLE AND VINE Design Preview Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Chance Theater will present the fourth show of its 16th Anniversary Season - the clever and sharply drawn fantasy, Maple and Vine. Written by Jordan Harrison, with direction by Mark Ramont. Maple and Vine will preview from September 19 through 25, with regular performances beginning September 26 and continuing through October 19 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. The company recently held a design preview party for the show, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Never-Before-Published Photo of Marilyn Monroe Found in a Shoebox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Marilyn Monroe is arguably one of the most iconic figures of the 20 th century. It is not often that a never-before-seen pristine image of her from her prime emerges. But one such photo was discovered in a shoebox of old family photos from more than half a century ago. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio & More Set for Birdland, 9/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 8 - September 14, featuring Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Natalie Douglas, and more! (more...)

The Dallas Opera Appoints Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. This season's competition will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the elegant setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Cast Change - Jamie Barton to Sing 'Adalgisa' in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, Running 9/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's season-opening new production of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, presented September 5-30, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton--recent winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition--will make her Company debut as Adalgisa for five of the opera's seven performances on September 5, 10, 14, 27 and 30. Ms. Barton replaces Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. A casting update for the September 19 & 23 performances will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EPAC's DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Running 9/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center will present the Arthur Miller classic play Death of a Salesman at EPAC's Sharadin Bigler Theater September 4 -20. The story revolves around the final days of aging salesman Willy Loman, played by John Kleimo, and his reflections on his frustrating pursuit of the elusive American Dream. (more...)

NY FILM CRITICS NATIONAL SERIES ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER TO FEATURE RELATIVITY STUDIOS' 'HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS.' WITH LIVE APPEARANCE BY STAR SIMON PEGG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The New York Film Critics Series, one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has partnered with the nation's leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC's Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers. (more...)

Vandor Adds Doctor Who to its Legendary License Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Vandor, LLC, an industry leader in the design and marketing of licensed consumer goods, recently added the longest running sci-fi television series ever - the famous Doctor Who - to its roster of legendary licenses. (more...)

Brian Zeger to Chair Judges Panel for April 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. This season's competition will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the elegant setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

LogMeIn Names Steven Chambers, Marilyn Matz to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

BOSTON, Aug. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) has named Steven Chambers and Marilyn Matz to the company's board of directors. (more...)

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Launch Extended Residency at The Carlyle this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch back to Bemelmans Bar for an extended Sunday night residency. The upcoming performances will build upon their recent run of shows in the intimate, storied New York City lounge, favorites not only of music fans and critics, but also of fellow artists. Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch shows are a place where some of the city's foremost entertainers go to commune with their own-and sometimes sit-in for a song or two-on their nights off. The pair will be at Bemelmans with their evening of swinging standards Sunday nights, September 7-28; November 2-December 28. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sunny Thompson and MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE! are More Than Wonderful
by Katricia Lang - Aug 23, 2014

Marilyn wiggles, flirts, giggles and quips her way right into your heart in Marilyn: FOREVER BLONDE. In this one woman show with more drinking than an O'Neill play, Sunny Thompson, playing Marilyn, takes us on a trip through Monroe's life of sex, storybook romances (if you judge a book by its cover), sho-biz pain and real-life tragedy. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Schechner's IMAGINING O Set for 9/10-13 at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Watch out! Richard Schechner returns, armed with another series of shocks and surprises: the world premiere of "Imagining O" at Peak Performances, September 10-13. Transforming the notoriously erotic French novel "Story of O" into a multi-site, immersive production, the 80 year-old director's most recent work promises to reaffirm Peak's commitment to the ultra and outre challenge, and the director's reputation for creating uncomfortable joy in his audiences. The show opens the Kasser Theater's 10th anniversary season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part One
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away last week (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. BroadwayWorld remembers the legend below. (more...)

Jen Danby in SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Play Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions proudly present Sharon Tate in Heaven on the West Coast. Making its Los Angeles debut, Sharon Tate in Heaven runs for four performances only at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, October 9-12. (more...)

Billy Ray Cyrus to Appear at 'The Beatles' 50th at the Bowl'
by Danielle DeSisto - Aug 22, 2014

Last night (Wednesday, Aug. 20), the award-winning, multi-platinum American singer, songwriter and actor BILLY RAY CYRUS dropped by the House of Blues to perform at “Rock For Ruben,” a benefit concert for the renowned industry guitar tech Ruben Velasco. CYRUS joined friends Rick Springfield and John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson) to lend his support for Ruben as he undergoes treatment for with Stage IV cancer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away last week (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. BroadwayWorld remembers the legend below. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary A GOOD JOB: Stories of the FDNY, 9/8
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

“'A good job' means a really tough fire,” says retired firefighter Alfred Benjamin. Some call it terrifying or seductive, but as Rescue 5's Joseph Esposito notes, “You should be scared…that's what keeps you alive.” (more...)

LightArrow Announces Pro.Calendar - New Productivity App for iPad and iPhone with Groundbreaking 'Time Ribbon' Views
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Mobile business and productivity app leader, LightArrow, Inc., is pleased to announce Pro.Calendar, a powerful and intuitive calendar app with eight versatile calendar options including patent-pending 'Time Ribbon' views for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Designed for busy entrepreneurs, small business owners, parents, students, GTD enthusiasts and anyone else who wants to stay organized and on top of their daily schedule, Pro.Calendar organizes work and life events, such as appointments, tasks, todos, reminders, health, fitness and more. (more...)

Never-Before-Seen Marilyn Monroe Photo to Debut at 'GOODBYE MARILYN,' 9/5-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

A never-before-seen picture of iconic beauty Marilyn Monroe has been discovered in Los Angeles. The image will be unveiled at intermission of each show during the run of "Goodbye Marilyn: A Love Letter," which will enjoy its world premiere and run in Los Angeles September 5 through October 12. (more...)

COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY to Begin Epic Theatre's 2014 Season, 9/5-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Epic Theatre Company begins its 2014-2015 with Jeffrey Hatcher's witty, lush, and fascinating look at the most famous actor to ever play female roles in Shakespeare's plays, and what happened when actual women were allowed to take his place. COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY, directed by Jill D. Jones, will run at Theatre 82 in Cranston, RI, from September 5 through September 13, 2014. (more...)

THE APARTMENT Among Top 10 Classic Movies Featured on TCM Classic Film Tour
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The TCM Classic Film Tour of NYC is celebrating its first year anniversary. As a TCM Classic Film Tour Guide, I'm so proud to collaborate with the preeminent leader in the curation and presentation of classic film. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Return to Joe's Pub with Tributes to Amy Winehouse, Julie Andrews & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater in September 2014 for the launch of its landmark 6th season. 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 Fall 2014 season feature tributes to the beloved soul diva Amy Winehouse (September 14), Broadway and Hollywood star Julie Andrews (October 19), Warhol Superstar Candy Darling (November 16) and the 6th annual Holiday Spectacular (December 7). All performances are Sundays at 9:30 PM. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. Special guests will be announced shortly. (more...)

Veteran Jim Miller Explores the Lasting Bonds of Brotherhood in New War Novel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

More than 47 thousand were killed in battle during the Vietnam War. Another 10 thousand died of diseases. And as of July of 2014, nearly 2 thousand remain unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. Vietnam was one of the deadliest wars in American history and many families are still feeling its lasting impact today. (more...)

Marilyn Patton Mastbaum Releases 'The Second Adoption'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

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A Salute to Service and Dedication in the Scleroderma Community
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Scleroderma Foundation presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Virginia D. Steen, M.D., of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., last month during its National Patient Education Conference held in Anaheim, Calif. Recognized internationally as a leading expert in scleroderma, Dr. Steen has been a longtime ally of the organization and currently is a member of its Medical Advisory Board Steering Committee, chairing its Physician Education and Development Committee. Over the years, she has supported the Foundation in numerous ways, including presenting workshops at the Foundation's National Conference, leading patient education seminars around the country, writing articles for publications, and most recently, co-leading the organization's two African-American Patient Education Day programs, a much-needed educational event to reach an underserved population. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Academic satires are a favorite subgenre of mine, and I just read a hilarious one that immediately went on my buy-for-friends list: Dear Committee Members (reviewed below) by Julie Schumacher, faculty member at the University of Minnesota. We recently asked her about her favorite satires: (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE ILLUSIONISTS to Perform on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE, the world's best-selling touring magic show, will be featured on "America's Got Talent" tomorrow night Wednesday August 20 between 9-10PM EST on NBC. Three of the seven spectacular magicians featured in the stage show will dazzle the Radio City Music Hall audience. You won't believe your eyes when Kevin James, Adam Trent and Dan Sperry bring their "A" game to the legendary venue. See them tomorrow before seeing them live on The Great White Way and in cities across the country this fall. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Maxine Nightingale, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome R&B and soul legend, Maxine Nightingale, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, September 27 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 28 (7 p.m.). The evening will be packed with songs from the Great American songbook, as well as the greatest hits from throughout Maxine's impressive 25 year career. Tickets for Maxine Nightingale range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sunny Thompson Talks MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE
by Katricia Lang - Aug 17, 2014

Marilyn Monroe, Hedda Hopper, Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio. I got the chance to talk about them all with the sultry and savvy actress Sunny Thompson who brings the famous blonde alive and to Houston next week in Marilyn: FOREVER BLONDE. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
by Shari Barrett - Aug 16, 2014

Charlie 'Bird' Parker's belief that "music is like a fire to warm your hands on" and a "joyful noise" is currently being celebrated in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic starring Montae Russell as the jazz icon. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, the play continues with a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The dispute between Amazon and Hachette, which shows once again that independent bookstores are the only booksellers who can be counted on to make all books available to readers, has continued into its fourth month--and gotten more heated. (more...)

Broadway Dims Lights Tonight in Honor of Stage & Screen Star Lauren Bacall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Lauren Bacall, legendary stage and screen star, who died Tuesday at the age of 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, August 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: Art and Design Lovers Flock to Hagins & Mortimer Showing in Southampton Village
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Hamptons tastemakers with a keen eye for excellent design and fine art flocked to the newly launched venture of acclaimed interior designer Elizabeth Hagins and noted artist, art advisor & collector Richard Mortimer, Hagins & Mortimer Design at 9 Windmill Lane in Southampton Village. The draw was an exclusive salon style showing of the works of two well known painters - artists Christopher Milne and William Pagano. The exhibition was set in the midst of important 20th Century furniture and lighting. The show will continue through Monday, August 18. Milne's and Pagano's works can be seen Thursday through Mondayfrom 12 to 6 and Sunday, 12 to 5. BroadwayWorld has photos from the launch below! (more...)

TCM to Honor Lauren Bacall with Film Marathon this September
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of legendary actress Lauren Bacall with a 24-hour marathon of memorable performances, including all four films in which she co-starred with husband Humphrey Bogart. (more...)

Music of Conrad Cummings Set for TWO PREMIERES AND A REUNION at The National Opera Center, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks present Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

TNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. (more...)

Paul Durston Pens New Crime Thriller
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

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Photo Coverage: Times Square Honors Lauren Bacall
by Walter McBride - Aug 14, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away on Tuesday morning (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. The theatre community honored her last night in the lights of Times Square and BroadwayWorld brings you photos below. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights Tomorrow in Honor of Stage & Screen Star Lauren Bacall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Lauren Bacall, legendary stage and screen star, who died Tuesday at the age of 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Friday, August 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Christopher J. Hanke, Corey Mach, Stephen Bienskie & More to Lead Reading of SISTER HUSBANDS, 8/17; Colin Hanlon to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Jon Farber's new 'fierce dramedy' SISTER HUSBANDS will have its New York debut reading in Midtown, on Sunday August 17 at 2:00 PM. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Hurry Back - A Lauren Bacall Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 13, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and career of legendary Broadway and Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall in honor of her death this week at the age of 89. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, launches its 11th season this fall at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room with an Opening Night Gala celebrating the work of songwriter/composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening will feature two on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz by ASCAP's Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker, and performances by Saturday Night Live's Ana Gasteyer, who performed the role of 'Elphaba' in Wicked on Broadway, and by two masterful interpreters of Schwartz' work, Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. Bay Area Cabaret's Opening Night Gala Tribute to Stephen Swartz will take place 8 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. (more...)

Ballets with a Twist to Present COCKTAIL HOUR a St. George Theatre, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

New York City's Ballets with a Twist brings the rich splendor of classic entertainment to Staten Island's historic St. George Theatre with Cocktail Hour on Saturday, October 11, at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Breaking News - Tony Award Winner Lauren Bacall Dies at 89
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 12, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away on Tuesday morning (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home according to a family member. BroadwayWorld.com has now confirmed the sad news. (more...)

F11 Photographic Museum Opens with Exhibition by Photographer Elliott Erwitt
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

F11 Photographic Museum in Happy Valley will mark its official opening with a 'Best in Show' exhibition by legendary American photographer Elliott Erwitt. The celebrated photographer will attend the private museum's launch event on Thurs, 18 September and sign copies of his latest book, Regarding Women, on Sat, 20 September. (more...)

Lifetime's New Makeover Series GIRLFRIEND INTERVENTION to Premiere 8/27
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Girlfriend Intervention is produced by World of Wonder. Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Tom Campbell (RuPaul's Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing) and Marilyn Wilson serve as executive producers, along with Lifetime alum Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Mariana Flynn. Camilla Rahaman (Tia & Tamara) is co-executive producer. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

One hundred years ago, World War I began when the Austro-Hungarian Empire invaded Serbia in retaliation for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28. In a matter of weeks, Germany invaded France and neutral Luxembourg and Belgium, Austria-Hungary and Russia attacked each other, and Russia invaded Germany. Both sides believed the war would be over by the end of the year, but, of course, it lasted for another four years. By its end, some 16 million people had been killed and the maps of Europe and the Middle East were redrawn. Sadly, because of the short-sightedness of the victors, the settlement of the war sowed the seeds for World War II, an even deadlier, ghastlier war, and the redrawn borders didn't usually take ethnic and religious differences into account, setting the stage for many conflicts that continue to rage today. (more...)

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