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Fever Productions Presents: SINATRA, SEQUINS & SWING The Capitol Years Live! Tour Visits Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

One of the world's best Big Band Jazz Orchestras teams up with two of the UK's most talented vocalists to present the spectacular concert: 'Sinatra, Sequins & Swing'. (more...)

First Broadway Revival of CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD to Open in 2015-16 Season; Kenny Leon to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Producer Hal Luftig announced today the first-ever Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning play Children of a Lesser God. Written by Tony Award-winner and Academy Award nominee Mark Medoff and directed by this year's Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, Children of a Lesser God will open in the upcoming 2015-2016 Broadway season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A Touching Tribute to Broadway Casting Director Barry Moss
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway, film and television casting director Barry Moss passed away in Manhattan on June 17, 2014. He was 74. A video tribute, created by Denise Pence and 'Broadway: The Golden Age' film trilogy filmmaker Rick McKay, honored the legendary casting director at a Memorial Tribute held in Moss's honor in New York City today, September 29th. The 12-minute video tribute includes an interview with 50-year friend John Rubinstein, who is on the road in the new PIPPIN and could not attend, and some rare footage of Lucie Arnaz performing 'They're Playing Our Song,' both shot by McKay. Watch below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: GOODBYE MARILYN: A LOVE LETTER Explores Her Marriage Memories During Her Final Moments
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2014

GOODBYE Marilyn: A LOVE LETTER explores the last night of Marilyn Monroe's life. Essentially, the world premiere play written and directed by Michael Phillips, is a love letter to Marilyn, attempting to show her not as a celebrity, but as a person dealing with scattered memories from her life as the pills and booze overwhelm her senses just prior to her final moments on Earth. (more...)

San Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2015 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. (more...)

SFCM Presents Awards to Voice Faculty César Ulloa and Student Mark Grisez
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

San Francisco Conservatory of Music voice faculty Cesar Ulloa received the Sarlo Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching at a special Convocation ceremony held in the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall on Wednesday, September 24. (more...)

Hollywood Costume-Themed Film Among Academy's October Programming Slate
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

A Hollywood Costume-related film series, Haunted Screens: Expressionism in the German Cinema and its Influence and the latest installment of the Academy Film Scholars Lectures highlight the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' fall programming season, starting next month. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th star-studded musical salute honoring two luminaries of the American musical theater -- Tony and Academy Award-winning legend Joel Grey and celebrated, award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Verdi's MACBETH Live in HD, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

For the first time at the Met, star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lu?i?'s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble's chilling production of Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and Rene Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts. (more...)

Andrea Bell Wolff to Bring BACK TO BASICS to the Metropolitan Room, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Miss Andrea Bell Wolff, the delightful singer-actress, has appeared in Broadway shows, on Las Vegas stages, on television; she was even the audience warm-up girl for the 'Ed Sullivan Show' in the late 1960's! Miss Bell Wolff has been in real show biz for the past 50 (yes!) years, yet she looks and acts incredibly youthful - and sounds, it, too. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - First Two Seasons of Acclaimed Drama Series PEAKY BLINDERS to Premiere on Netflix
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Netflix, in association with The Weinstein Company and Endemol, announced that the critically acclaimed, sweeping gangster series “Peaky Blinders” will launch exclusively on Netflix in the US. (more...)

New Musical AIN'T RETIREMENT GRAND to Open 10/17 at the Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

After the critically acclaimed, opening Summer Season of the Musical Comedy, 'CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES', the World Premiere Musical Comedy, 'COUPLED', and the Musical Cabaret, 'The SINGING DIVAS of BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD', Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents the GRAND OPENING Main Season, with the hilarious NEW Musical, 'AIN'T RETIREMENT GRAND'. The production stars MATTHEW RULEY, VICKY STINNETT, PETE CLAPSIS, and TRACIE CALLAHAN. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

It's the season: football is dominating the news. The ongoing concussion discussion has been eclipsed by suspensions and non-suspensions for domestic abuse, while Josh Gordon is suspended an entire year for smoking weed. Nate Jackson, former pro player and author of Slow Getting Up: A Story of N.F.L. Survival from the Bottom of the Pile (Harper Perennial), has a good take on the latter. In addition to Jackson's hilarious, candid memoir, we'd like to suggest a few books that fans will want to read (if only during halftime). (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Open PSEUDO-CHUM, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Be better than the shark. Keep your mind. This is Pseudo-Chum. Opening night is Monday, October 20 at The Neo-Futurarium at 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH at The American Century Theater Feels Lackluster
by Heather Nadolny - Sep 23, 2014

THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH at The American Century Theater has the potential to be strong and funny; however, several factors keep it from being a solid start to the company's final season. (more...)

Photographer Sandro Miller Presents MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH Exhibit at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Photographer Sandro Miller presents John Malkovich in re-creations of iconic photographs for a series called Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, on display at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago Nov. 7 through Jan. 31, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Sing AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 22, 2014

Hosted by Ted Chapin and airing on New Jersey's public television NJTV, the American Songbook at NJPAC features live performances of America's finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Perfermors include Marilyn Maye, Tommy Tune, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, John Pizzarelli, Nellie McKay and Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana, with John Pizzarelli performing an entire show of songs by the great master himself, Johnny Mercer. (more...)

Judy Garland & More Featured on Barry Manilow's Upcoming Album 'My Dream Duets', Out 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Modern technology has given GRAMMY, TONY, and EMMY Award-winning musician and pop legend Barry Manilow the opportunity to record his 'dream' duets with his own musical heroes on his latest album, MY DREAM DUETS. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/20-9/21/2014
by - Sep 21, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and More Featured in PBS Taping of AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 21, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's Public Television Network and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) have collaborated on a second season of American Songbook at NJPAC. The six part series, is being taped in NJPAC's Victoria Theater and broadwayworld was there for last nights concert, which was hosted by Ted Chapin and written and produced by Will Friedwald. Performing last night were Maureen McGovern, Marilyn Maye, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below! (more...)

Sexy Sass Dawn Derow Serves LEGIT at Metropolitan Room, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Sexy Coloratura, MAC Award Nominee Dawn Derow, the New England song bird, serves it up again, at New York's Metropolitan Room in an Opera Cabaret entitled 'LEGIT,' on September 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Andrew Lippa, and More Featured in BROADWAY AT BIRDLAND Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a fundraiser called An Evening of Song, benefiting the Art Attack Foundation, on Monday, September 15. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below! (more...)

Society Cabaret Presents 2014 Cabaret Comico: A Salute to Comic Singers and Songwriters 10/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Society Cabaret presents the 2014 edition of Cabaret Comico: A salute to comic singers and songwriters. Two different shows of original song and comic musical theatre hosted by Society Cabaret's Director of Entertainment G. Scott Lacy with vocalist and emcee Lua Hadar. GUEST STARS: OCT 17, 8pm - Candace Forest, Paul Frantz, Diane Merlino, Nancy Schimmel, Bobby Weinapple, and Beth Wilmurt. OCT 18, 8pm - Marilyn Cooney, Bill Cooper, Barry Lloyd, Lauren Mayer, Darlene Popovic, and Ray Renati. (more...)

BWW Review: LOST IN YONKERS- a Magnificent Opening for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Sep 21, 2014

It will make you laugh, make you want to cry, and make you want to see it again, Neil Simon's Lost In Yonkers opened Saturday September 20 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City. Karen Paisley directs the amazing production that marks the 10th season of the theatrical company and their 50th production. One member of the audience told me she had seen Lost in Yonkers in New York and preferred the Met production, with the smaller more intimate stage. (more...)

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

Jonathan Tropper, the internationally bestselling author of the novels Plan B, The Book of Joe,Everything Changes, How to Talk to a Widower, This Is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go, is one of the Shelf staff's favorite authors, and we have been eagerly awaiting the film version ofThis Is Where I Leave You (Plume, $16 paperback), released today. The movie trailer promises all the wit mixed with family tension we've come to expect from his books, and Jason Bateman is the perfect actor to bring to life one of Tropper's deftly limned male characters. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater has extended Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub to Thursday, October 16. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

TOOLS FOR STABILITY by Melva Freeman is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Santa Rosa, CA (more...)

BWW Interview: CARNIE WILSON of Wilson Phillips Talks About Saban Concert on the 26th
by Don Grigware - Sep 18, 2014

Carnie, daughter of Brian Wilson, one of the original Beach Boys, and sister of Wendy Wilson, is also known for her television work and recently for creating gourmet desserts for Vitello's Ristorante in Studio City. Carnie is married to music producer Rob Bonfiglio and has two young daughters, Lola 9 and Luci 5. She recently sat down with me to chat about the upcoming concert and various aspects of her career. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Live in HD, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro will thrill Live in HD from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse Saturday, October 18. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing Opens this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

After four years of construction, Carnegie Hall's Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing opens to the public this weekend, providing a new home within the Hall's landmark building for a wide range of music education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) and Ensemble ACJW. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at the Public
by Review Roundups - Sep 17, 2014

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub, kicking off the 2014-15 downtown season at Astor Place. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. This shockingly funny and moving new show will run through Saturday, October 11 at Joe's Pub, with an official press opening tonight, September 17. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

William Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Karen Carpenter, a producer, director and teacher, a theater-maker for more than 30 years, has been appointed the interim Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts and the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival. The Inge Festival is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, hosted on the campus of Independence Community College, which houses the William Inge archives. (more...)

15th Biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival Announces Poets, Featured Readings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Martin Farawell, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's Poetry Director and Director of the Dodge Poetry Festival, has announced the complete roster of poets who will be participating in the 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. In partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and the City of Newark, the Festival will be held at NJPAC and at various venues in downtown Newark, NJ for four day starting October 23, 2014. (more...)

New Mystery Thriller Novel, THE RELUCTANT WITNESS, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

RIVERTON, Utah (more...)

Spirit Music Group Secures Significant Capital From Fortress Credit Corp. To Fund Major Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Spirit Music Group, one of the world's leading independent music publishing companies, announced today that it has obtained $50 million in new capital commitments from Fortress Credit Corp., to pursue its expansion plans. This investment brings Spirit's total capital raised since 2012 to more than $100 million. (more...)

Brian Copeland to Bring NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN & THE WAITING PERIOD Back to The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Marsh presents the return of award-winning performer Brian Copeland in two of his acclaimed solo pieces: NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN returns to The Marsh for a 10th anniversary revival performed in rep with THE WAITING PERIOD, Copeland's acclaimed, unflinching look at depression. Says Copeland, 'With the devastating loss of Robin Williams, I hope we can now finally start a national dialogue about this largely misunderstood disease.' Performances of THE WAITING PERIOD will honor the families of those who have lost loved ones to depression. Both shows, featuring humorous, poignant, and riveting insights, are written by Brian Copeland and directed by David Ford. Performances will take place Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets (individual shows: $30-$40, reserved: $60-$100), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055. (more...)

Jonathan Broadbent, Matthew Pearson and More Star in GRAND GUIGNOL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Jonathan Broadbent will star as De Lorde alongside Paul Chequer (Ratineau), Matthew Pearson (Binet), Robert Portal (Paulais), Emily Raymond (Maxa) and Andy Williams (Maurey) in Theatre Royal Plymouth's revival of Grand Guignol. Written by Carl Grose and directed by Simon Stokes, Grand Guignol will return to The Drum from 9 - 18 October before heading to Southwark Playhouse from 23 October - 22 November 2014. (more...)

Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)

2013-14 ENCORE AWARDS Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The 2013-14 Encore Awards nominees are announced. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HOLLYWOOD PARTY Turns Farce Into Fanciful Fluff That Fizzles
by Shari Barrett - Sep 15, 2014

Multiple award-winning fashion designer to the stars, Octavio Carlin, is playwright, director and costume designer of his new world premiere comedy HOLLYWOOD PARTY now at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre. Carlin states in the program he has been eternally captured by Hollywood icons from Marilyn Monroe to Mae West, by their inherent glamour and how beautiful clothes worked on their bodies. I think he should just stick to designing costumes in the future as they are definitely his greatest skill as an artist - and the star in this production. (more...)

Music Academy of the West Posts Record Attendance, Revenue Totals in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Santa Barbara, CA -- The Music Academy of the West has posted its highest attendance and revenue totals in its storied 67-year history, campus officials have announced. Sales revenue for the Music Academy's 2014 season, which concluded August 9, was up 3.5 percent over the previous year, while overall attendance grew to just shy of 35,500. Driving much of the gains were two sold-out performances of Carmen -- presented in honor of legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne's 80th birthday -- at Santa Barbara's Granada Theatre on August 1 and 3. The 2014 Summer Festival also saw the Music Academy net a record $459,000 for its full-scholarship program through its annual Cabaret gala fundraiser on August 7 at Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Features Natalie Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

On Monday, September 8, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was pleased to welcome Natalie Douglas back to her musical home. Her concert, Four Women, celebrated the music of Dr. Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Epic Theatre Company's COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY - Gender Bending at Its Best
by Juli Parker - Sep 13, 2014

Epic Theatre Company starts off its third season with Jeffrey Hatcher's COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY, directed by Jill D. Jones. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

A recent novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. byAdelle Waldman (Picador, paperback), has been evoking strong reactions, with a title character described by one reader as a 'somewhat arrogant' intellectual who 'has studied feminism in a classroom and thinks he gets it.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: FRAGMENTS Tantalizes
by John Walker Ross - Sep 12, 2014

The basic premise of Fragments–a collection of Marilyn Monroe's writings that ranges from bits of poetry and thoughts on psychoanalysis to rehearsed answers for upcoming interviews and favorite recipes (all complete with cross outs and noodlings)–is that the “mind of Marilyn” was, by definition, an interesting place to be. (more...)

12 Days Of Barbra Streisand - FLASH FRIDAY: Barbra's Partners, Then & Now
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Here at BroadwayWorld.com, we could not be more excited about the upcoming September 16 release of the highly anticipated latest album, PARTNERS, from Broadway's greatest export, Barbra Streisand. In honor of the album's 12 brand new duets, we are counting down with 12 days of Barbra! To pre-order the album, click here for Amazon.com, iTunes.com or to order direct. Today we are focusing our attention on the starry collection of collaborators on the new album from the recording icon. (more...)

Helen Doron ESL Internet Radio Attracts Teens from Over 100 Countries
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Built on Helen Doron English's successes over the past 30 years, Helen Doron Radio for teens was launched August 20, 2013. The 24/7 programming is targeted at helping young people all over the world improve their English through: music, stories, quizzes, contests, several types of news, special guest interviews on various topics, targeted country weeks where the teens interview each other about their likes and lives, and more. All content is specifically geared towards teenagers, and in just one year, the station has attracted listeners from over 100 countries, with hundreds listening daily on a regular basis and participating in the diverse, interactive broadcasting. (more...)

Met Guild to Salute Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On Friday, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents "Brava, Jessye!" to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)

Verdi's MACBETH to Screen Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

How exhilarating are the operas broadcast Live in HD to The Ridgefield Playhouse, complete with behind-the-scenes tours and commentary by some of the genres' most revered stars. From the Met in New York City comes Verdi's masterpiece Macbeth on Sunday, October 12, at 12 p.m., with star soprano Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth and Željko Lu?i?'s as Macbeth. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere First Listen: Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is The Whole Pie
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 11, 2014

Today we are thrilled to be the very first to review the new duets album from legendary stage and screen icon Barbra Streisand, PARTNERS. (more...)

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