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Terrence McNally's play about Maria Callas takes audiences to one of her famous master classes, where, late in her own career, she dares the next generation to make the same sacrifices and rise to the same heights that made her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her time.

RACHEL VS GUY KIDS COOK-OFF Among Food Network's August Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Food Network scorches in August with new seasons of hit primetime shows and not-to-be missed finales. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico and BHdos to Perform in City Parks Foundation's SUMMERSTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's premier Latino dance organization since 1970, will perform a dynamic trio of works at SummerStage at Central Park on Wednesday, July 16 at 8pm. The program for the evening will include Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's Asuka, a special piece celebrating the life and music of Celia Cruz on the anniversary of her 2003 passing. Ms. Cruz last performed in Central Park's SummerStage in 2002. Ballet Hispanico's pre-professional second company, BHdos, will also participate in SummerStage with a performance at St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on Friday, July 11 at 7pm. Tickets for both shows are free. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Legendary Journalist Barbara Walters on Next OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS
by - Jun 27, 2014

On the next episode of OPRAH'S Master Class, Legendary journalist Barbara Walters career is unrivaled. In this rare glimpse into her personal journey (more...)

MTC's American Premiere of Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Lion, the new musical written and performed by 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Songwriting Award winner Benjamin Scheuer, and directed by Sean Daniels, runs at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The five-week limited engagement for The Lion will open tonight, June 26. (more...)

American Theatre of Actors Presents NORTH TO MAIN: A JOURNEY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

American Theatre of Actors presents North To Maine: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, a new original play written by Brenton Lengel about a thru-hiker's experience on the legendary trail. Eric Parness directs a cast of five including Samantha Rivers Cole, Tim Dowd, Michael Raymond Fox, Adam La Faci, and Winston Shaw. North To Maine is being staged at The Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors (ATA), 314 West 54th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Avenues) in NYC for 17 performances from July 16-August 3, 2014. (more...)

The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning playwright and librettist Terrence McNally (Master Class). (more...)

Mary Elizabeth Micari to Host 5th Annual Musical Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Musical theatre and operatic performer Mary Elizabeth Micari will present - for the fifth year in a row - her celebrated Musical Master Class. This vocal and musical training program includes a special opportunity for all its students - a chance to perform off-Broadway! (more...)

Tectonic Theater Project to Bring CARMEN: A NEW AFRO-CUBAN MUSICAL to The Guggenheim, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Tectonic Theater Project to present excerpts of Carmen: A new Afro-Cuban musical in development at The Guggenheim's 'Works & Process' series Saturday, June 28th 7:30pm. Directed by Moisés Kaufman, Music Adaptation by Arturo O'Farrill, and Music Direction and Vocal Arrangements by Andrea Grody. (more...)

NORTH TO MAINE: A JOURNEY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL at ATA, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

American Theatre of Actors presents North To Maine: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, a new original play written by Brenton Lengel about a thru-hiker's experience on the legendary trail. Eric Parness directs a cast of five including Samantha Rivers Cole, Tim Dowd, Michael Raymond Fox, Adam La Faci, and Winston Shaw. North To Maine is being staged at The Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors (ATA), 314 West 54th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Avenues) in NYC for 17 performances from July 16-August 3, 2014. (more...)

CASA VALENTINA Begins Final Week on Broadway; Extended Run Ends 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

CASA VALENTINA, the critically acclaimed world premiere play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, begins the final week of its extended run Tuesday, June 24 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production is presented by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and The Shubert Organization. (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer joins The Broadway Cruise! Sailing from NYC to Canada and New England October 11-18, 2014
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 9, 2014

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Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Jason Danieley, David Garrison & More Join Chita Rivera in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen M. Kaus just announced the full cast and creative team for The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. (more...)

MTC to Team with Ars Nova for World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's BY THE WATER; Opens 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) just announced the upcoming world premiere of BY THE WATER, the new play by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

MCT to Present MASTER CLASS, 8/7-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) begins its 40th Anniversary, the 2014-2015 Season, with Master Class the Tony Award-winning play by Terrence McNally (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/7- MASTER CLASS
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2014

Today in 2011, the first Broadway revival of Master Class opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. Master Class is a play by Terrence McNally, which opened on Broadway on November 15, 1995 at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 598 performances. The original cast included Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, Karen Kay Cody, David Loud, and Jay Hunter Morris. Caldwell and McDonald won Tony Awards for their performances in 1996. Tyne Daly starred as Callas in a summer 2011 revival of the play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. (more...)

She's Broadway's Favorite Lady! 10 Reasons to Love Living Legend Audra McDonald
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2014

Audra McDonald is, without dispute, one of Broadway's most cherished stars, constantly dazzling audiences with her genius performances in musicals and plays alike. Currently starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, McDonald recently broke a huge record, becoming the most recognized actor in the history of the Tony Awards. Just in case you've totally lost your mind and forgotten why you fell in love with her in the first place, below BroadwayWorld brings you ten more reasons to love Audra McDonald. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/3- Audra McDonald
by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Audra McDonald! The actress earned three Tony Awards by the age of 28 - for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime. She was nominated for another Tony Award for her performance in Marie Christine before she won her fourth in 2004 for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. She reprised her Raisin role for a 2008 television adaptation, earning her a second Emmy Award nomination. Her first Emmy nod came in 2001 for her performance in HBOs Wit. Fans of the small screen also recognize McDonald from her work on ABC's Private Practice. She most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill- she won Tony Awards for both performances. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/3/14 - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY on the Big Screen, 54 BELOW SINGS 1776 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 3, 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: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY goes from stage to screen in the UK, and 54 Below hosts some 'BITCHING & BELTING' and revives 1776 tonight! (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Asia's Nightingale Returns
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 3, 2014

After a four-year hiatus from the recording studio--busying herself in commercially successful and critically acclaimed performances and tours in the United States--Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha ventures boldly into her latest project as both artist and first-time executive producer in her first album under Star Records, “The Nightingale Returns,” co-executive produced by Malou Santos and Roxy Liquigan, and over-all produced by Jonathan Manalo. (more...)

Royal Blood Set to Release Self-Titled Debut Album 8/25 via Warner Bros. Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

UK duo Royal Blood (23 year-old vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and 25 year-old drummer Ben Thatcher) will release their highly anticipated self-titled debut album in the U.S. on Monday, August 25th on Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Broadway Star Wesley 'Tay Tay' Taylor On Putting In Work, Broadway and TV
by Katricia Lang - Jul 22, 2014

Prepare yourselves. Tay Tay's coming to town. And not the lovely girl with a beautiful voice. It's Wesley 'Tay Tay' Taylor, the lovely boy with a beautiful voice. And he's here to teach you. Not just how to sing but how to sang. The Broadway star has teamed up with the Straight From New York Workshop and Concert Series and will be teaching Master Classes in Houston and Dallas. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/21/2014
by - Jul 21, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/21/2014. (more...)

Patti LuPone Coming Back for More at 54 Below; Signs Agreement Through 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - All Hail The Queen
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 21, 2014

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival's production of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra brings royal-like acting to the Conejo Valley stage. (more...)

Andy Monroe and Amanda Yesnowitz Headline NYTB's New Works Series, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series features selections from new musicals written by Andy Monroe (The Kid) and Amanda Yesnowitz (the Broadway bound Somehwere in Time), on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Daryl Roth Theatre's D-Lounge. The monthly New Works Series, now in its 7th year at the Daryl Roth Theatre, is the core of New York Theatre Barn's new work development process for emerging writers and new musicals. (more...)

Four Choreographers Set New Song by Joel B. New at The Choreography Lab, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab will take place on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6pm at ART/NY's Spaces @ 520. (more...)

The Barn Players to Host Acting Master Class by Master Teacher Yonda Davis from iACTING STUDIOS in LA, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

iActing Studios in Los Angeles is bringing to the Kansas City area a powerful one-day acting boot camp and theatre training seminar on Saturday, July 26th, to be presented by Yonda Davis, co-director of the Ivana Chubbuck Young Actors Program and a Master Teacher at the Chubbuck Studios in Los Angeles - for a cost of only $25.00 per person for an entire day of training from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Kicks Off 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Award-winning Theatre Aspen opened last week, with a production of The Full Monty receiving rave reviews. Tonight the season continues to unfold with the opening of Little Women, the Broadway Musical. The Hurst Theatre offers a summer repertory season, which will also include a brand new comedy by Sandy Rustin called The Cottage (more...)

Conor Lovett to Host Master Class at Rubicon Theatre Company, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Rubicon Theatre Company is offering a special three-hour acting Master Class with guest instructor Conor Lovett of Gare St. Lazare Ireland on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Students 20 or older may make a reservation by visiting www.rubicontheatre.org or calling (805) 667-2900, ext. 234. Tuition is $50. Those who wish to audit may do so for $30. All participants should memorize a short contemporary monologue. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and World War II airman whose 'remarkable story of survival during the war gained new attention in 2010 with the publication of a vivid biography by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival,' died July 2, the New York Timesreported, of pneumonia at age 97. Unbroken has spent more than three years on the Timesbestseller list--a notable achievement for a hardcover book. On July 29, Random House will publish Unbroken in paperback, occasioning a further long run on bestseller lists. In addition, amovie adaptation of Unbroken from Universal Pictures, directed by Angelina Jolie, is scheduled for a Christmas 2014 release. (more...)

Broadway's Wesley Taylor to Teach Master Classes in Houston & Dallas this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Straight From New York Series is thrilled to bring another Master Class to Houston and Dallas. Once again John Garcia's THE COLUMN will co-sponsor the event. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gloucester Stage Toasts AULD LANG SYNE
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 18, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company presents the Boston area premiere of Jack Neary's AULD LANG SYNE, an uneven vehicle driven by stellar performances from Paula Plum and Richard Snee, under the direction of Douglas Lockwood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Nominee Santino Fontana Visits Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Santino Fontana, 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Cinderella), visited students of Broadway Artists Alliance Junior Summer Intensive on July 9th. Fontana spoke of his start in school plays all the way to his Broadway career. Fontana relayed some words of wisdom during a Q&A, answering questions ranging from memorizing all those lines to the process of making Frozen. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Jeanine Tesori and Martin Charnin Come to WPPAC for 'Creating Broadway' Series This Summer, Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory Theatre has announced the premiere of the Creating Broadway Series. This series will spotlight top-notch Broadway artists showcasing the talents that got them to the Great White Way. The series will be presented in the form of concerts, Master Classes, lectures and workshops. Whether participating or observing, these events promise to be amazing opportunities for teaching and learning for theatre enthusiasts and professionals of all levels. (more...)

Cape May Stage to Present BLITHE SPIRIT, 8/6-9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Cape May Stage, Cape May's premier Equity theatre company, brings you a hauntingly hilarious good time with Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. Filled with the eccentric characters and witty dialogue known as Coward's trademark, this clever comedy, opening August 6 and running through September 19 at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, will have you dying for more. (more...)

Broadway's Seth Rudetsky Coming to Woodlawn Theatre, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Radio host, Emmy award-winning writer and accompanist to the stars, Seth Rudetsky, brings his traveling one-man show, Seth's Big Fat Broadway Show, to the Woodlawn Theatre, August 2 at 8 p.m., for one night only. He'll also be conducting a Master Class that same day. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse to Host Auditions for Broadway Show Choir in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced open auditions for the award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a tuition-free, audition based, performance show choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse's award-winning Arts Education and Outreach programs. The choir consists of 40 to 50 singer/dancers between the ages of 16 and 22. Auditions for this special ensemble will take place at Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ on the evenings of Sunday, August 24th; Monday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 27th by appointment only. Call-back auditions will be held on Paper Mill's campus on Sunday, September 7 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. To make an audition appointment please call 973-315-1640 or email Jzeitoun@papermill.org. For more information please visit www.PaperMill.org/showchoir. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center, Atlantic Healthcare. (more...)

Dirty Bourbon River, Lea DeLaria and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's JAZZ FEST 2014 in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse under the direction of Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman is delighted to announce the launch of the upcoming Bridge Street Concert Series: Jazz Fest 2014. (more...)

Founder of CoreSinging Dr. Meribeth Dayme to Speak at 2014 Association of Teachers of Singing Conference, July 25-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Dr. Meribeth Dayme, the founder of CoreSinging and author of the best-selling book, Dynamics of the Singing Voice, will be the Resident Guest Speaker at the 2014 Association of Teachers of Singing Conference in Coventry, England. (more...)

Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra Launch All-New Meditation Experience 'Expanding Your Happiness'
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra announced the launch of their latest, all-new meditation experience 'Expanding Your Happiness,' (more...)

Les Mills Launches SMARTBAR Weight System
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Form, fatigue and repetition; It's the trifecta of weight training success according to fitness experts and the barbell and dumbbells are the tools of the trade. Les Mills, the fitness company who created the world's original and most popular weight class BODYPUMP , makes its revolutionary SMARTBAR weight system available directly to consumers and fitness professionals at www.LesMillsEquipment.com today. (more...)

Steps Off Broadway to Hold Summer Master Classes with Kristopher Kyer, Matthew Parello & Alex Wolf, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Steps Off Broadway will be holding numerous Master Classes for the summer. Mondays are the day to set aside to dance and learn from some of the best master teachers. The season started with an amazing Master Class from Justina O'Dell. Her credits include China's Got Talent, Nickelodeon, USA Network and more! Justina has also performed on Norwegian Cruise Lines and Sesame Street, Live! It was such a great start to the summer season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/11/14 - HBO With Nichols and O'Brien, Wopat and Jackson Croon at the Club, ATOMIC and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 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? This weekend's big news: HBO is filming Mike Nichols and Jack O'Brien in conversation tonight, Tom Wopat and Cheyenne Jackson are bringing their solo acts to separate clubs, and ATOMIC opens off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

Meryl Streep to Star in Tony Award Winning Play MASTER CLASS for HBO
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Oscar(R) winner Mike Nichols ('The Graduate,' HBO's 'Angels in America') will direct Academy Award(R) winner Meryl Streep ('The Iron Lady,' 'Sophie's Choice') in Master Class (more...)

Sneak Peek - Vanessa Williams Featured on Next OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS, 7/13
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

An all-new episode of the Emmy nominated series "Oprah's Master Class" with multiple award-winning singer and actress Vanessa Williams airs Sunday, July 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Christian Hoff to Teach Audition Master Class at Stage Door Repertory Theatre, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Tony Award winner Christian Hoff will teach an Audition Master Class at Stage Door Repertory Theatre in Anaheim, CA on Sunday July 13 beginning at 4:30pm and ending at 7:30pm. (more...)

Tony Bennett to Return to Ravinia Festival, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

There's only one! The magnificent Tony Bennett, returns to the Ravinia Festival on Saturday evening, August 16, at 8:30 PM. The foremost interpreter of American popular song and one of the Festival's most treasured and highly anticipated artists since his first appearance in 1984, Mr. Bennett headlines his 33rd Ravinia concert with this engagement. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Jersey Boys' Quinn VanAntwerp Latest Vlog FROM CALIFORNIA BOY TO JERSEY BOY
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2014

UCI Alum Quinn VanAntwerp sits down with one his mentors from the UC Irvine Drama Department, Daniel Gary Busby! Quinn is also no stranger to SCFTA, having taken part in a Master Class here growing up. (more...)

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