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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.

Tim Rice & Elaine Page on the Origin of EVITA; From Inception, to the Stage, to Madonna
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

EVITA, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1978 Master Class musical, has enjoyed runs internationally, two on Broadway and two in London, with a third on the way at the Dominion Theatre. But the process of bringing it to the stage, which Rice and original West End star Elaine Page detail in a new series of essays with The Guardian, was challenging, invigorating, and began on a 'late night in 1973.' (more...)

MTC's THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, begins previews tonight, September 9, and opens Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The Country House is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Danielle Wade to Perform the Songs of Carner & Gregor at Metropolitan Room, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Actress/Singer Danielle Wade, who burst on the Canadian scene in 2012 with her weekly television appearances-and win-of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Over the Rainbow: Search for the Next Dorothy," going on to play Dorothy for the Toronto run and North American tour of The Wizard Of Oz, is teaming up with New York songwriters Sam Carner and Derek Gregor to make her solo concert debut on Monday, October 13 at 9:30pm at New York's Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. (more...)

Sierra Boggess Coming to Venetian Room in December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret presents Broadway star and Olivier Award nominee Sierra Boggess in a brand new solo concert "Finding the Balance' on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 5pm at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco. (more...)

Tonight's Master Class at WPPAC with ANNIE Creator Martin Charnin Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Tonight's scheduled Master Class with Martin Charnin, creator of ANNIE at the White Plains Performing Arts Center has been postponed, it was announced today. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents 2014 New York Film Festival Talks, Featuring Paul Thomas Anderson, 9/07
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the 2014 NYFF Talks will feature Paul Thomas Anderson in conversation for On Cinema, and the HBO Directors Dialogues participants will be Mathieu Amalric, Pedro Costa, Mike Leigh, and Bennett Miller. All five events are sponsored by HBO. (more...)

Photo Flash: Noel Coward's PEACE IN OUR TIME 9/13-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Main Street Theater begins its 2014-2015 Season with Noel Coward's rarely produced drama, Peace in Our Time. MST's production is in collaboration with the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance and features a company of 24 actors.With previews September 13, 14, and 17, Peace in Our Time opens September 18 and runs through October 19 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. Performances are on Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm plus one Monday evening performance on September 22. Check out production photos below! (more...)

'Best of BE', THE EVENTS, INSOMNIA Set for HOME's Autumn 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

HOME, the organisation formed by the merger of Manchester's Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse, continues its programme of productions with three visiting shows for autumn 2014. Having presented Angel Meadow in a disused pub, and Romeo & Juliet at Victoria Baths, HOME presents three productions at Number One First Street, a vast contemporary office space overlooking the site of the company's new £25m city centre home, which is scheduled to open in spring 2015. (more...)

New Season of RESTAURANT REDEMPTION Among Cooking Channel's October Highlights
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Ching-He Huang returns to the primetime lineup to whip restaurants into shape, giving much-needed makeovers to struggling businesses in a new season of Restaurant Redemption Tuesday, October 14th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmET. (more...)

Central Works to Close Season with RECIPE, Opening 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Central Works concludes the 2014 season with 'Recipe,' a profoundly funny new work by Michael Gene Sullivan, opening with a press Night on Saturday October 18 at 8 pm and running through November 23 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Sullivan serves up the laughs in this delicious take on a circle of sweet old grandmotherly bakers, who just happen to be dedicated to the armed overthrow of the United States government. But baking pies and cakes isn't enough to satisfy these four intrepid refugees from the sixties, and their burning desire to 'Up the Revolution!' Directed by Gary Graves, 'Recipe'is Central Works 45th world premiere and features Velina Brown* (Diane), Tamar Cohn (Ruth), Phoebe Moyer* (Lillian), Lynne Soffer* (Helen) and Jan Zvaifler (Janice), (*member AEA). It's one thing to say 'The government is probably listening to my calls,' but what do you do when you find out it's true? If it seems that the government that you call 'a fascist, surveillance state' has specifically targeted you, is specifically watching YOU (it's not paranoia if they really are after you!), then what? How do you live your life knowing that all your fears may, actually, be true? (more...)

Tony, Emmy Winner Leslie Uggams Brings 'Classic Uggams' to San Francisco 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting world-renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, continues its 11th season, with pioneering Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer Leslie Uggams in her first Bay Area appearance in more than two decades. Celebrating over 60 years in show business, Ms. Uggams has starred on television, films, and Broadway, and has recorded more than fifteen albums. Leslie Uggams will perform an evening of "Classic Uggams," a collection of songs ranging from Lena Horne to musical theatre, from Broadway classics to jazz and blues,5pm, Sunday, November 2 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. Tickets ($50 general/$45 subscribers) can be purchased by calling (415) 392-4400 or online at www.bayareacabaret.org. (more...)

NAMIC Previews Speaker Line-Up For 28th Annual Conference Held As Part Of The Cable Industry's Diversity Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The National Association for Multi-ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC) today announced a preview of the speakers confirmed to date for the 28th Annual NAMIC Conference. Scheduled forSeptember 16-17, 2014, the Annual NAMIC Conference will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis as part of the cable industry's Diversity Week. (more...)

Alexa Green to Play 54 Below, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

A SHINING HOUR is the solo performance debut of one of the most exciting new voices to come to NYC in some time, Alexa Green; who will soar through a catalog of songs ranging from Harold Arlen to Mariah Carey. (more...)

The Recording Academy Launches New Member Website GRAMMYPro.com
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Recording Academy has launched GRAMMYPro.com, the official website for members of The Recording Academy. (more...)

Victoria Clark Named Pace School of Performing Arts' Musical Theater Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Tony Award-winning actor Victoria Clark will be Pace School of Performing Arts' third artist-in-residence in Musical Theater. The Artist-in-Residence program is made possible through an anonymous endowed gift. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Q&A With The Cabaret's Executive & Artistic Director Shannon Forsell
by M. William Panek - Sep 30, 2014

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Aurora Produtions Founder Gene O'Donovan Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Gene O'Donovan, founder of Aurora Productions, one of Broadway's major companies for theatrical production management and technical supervision, has announced his retirement from his position as President of the company. O'Donovan founded Aurora Productions in 1994 and he remains with the company both as a consultant and to foster additional business development. Ben Heller, currently Vice President of Aurora, succeeds O'Donovan as President of the company. (more...)

Terrence McNally's CORPUS CHRISTI Featured in New Documentary Coming to DVD
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures will release the documentary on DVD and VOD (iTunes, Comcast, Vubiquity) on October 14, 2014. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/29/2014
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This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 9/29/2014. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Chita Rivera and Jerry Mitchell Set for GMHC's A PART OF OUR WORLD Cabaret Honoring Terrence McNally Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) honors Tony and Emmy Award-winning playwright and librettist Terrence McNally, whose art and activism have profoundly affected the visibility and understanding of HIV/AIDS. (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...)

Aloe Blacc Featured in Music Choice's Play Chronicles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Beginning September 23rd, Music Choice—the multi-platform video and music network—will feature Aloe Blacc in Chronicles, its first artist-focused episodic series on its linear TV channel Music Choice Play. (more...)

Gerald W. Lynch Theater to Present Two Fall 2014 Residencies for CUNY Dance Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College presents two residencies as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative. The first residency with Ephrat Asherie Dance runs from September 18 - October 2, 2014. The second residency with Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies will run from October 27 - November 7, 2014. Each residency will offer a Master Class to John Jay College students and a free performance open to the public. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Christine Ebersole & More Will Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer today announced the star-studded line up for their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, set for Monday, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30pm. The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. This very special evening pays tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Will Return to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Lucie Arnaz is set to return to Broadway in the role of "Berthe" in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginningThursday, October 9 through Sunday, November 9. Ms. Arnaz is currently playing the role in the PIPPIN national tour which opens this week at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez recently returned to the Broadway cast in the role of "Berthe." PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Warner Theatre to Host Makeup Master Class with Tyler Green
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education will present a Master Class with SFX Makeup Artist TYLER GREEN, in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, October 25 from 2-5 pm. (more...)

Maura Halloran to Return to New Conservatory Theatre Center, 11/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the return of Maura Halloran's award-winning solo play, Pussy, a one-woman show about a lesbian couple, their overly curious landlady and one highly opinionated cat. (more...)

Theatre Aspen to Host Master Class with Casting Director, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Theatre Aspen Director of Education announced today that renowned New York casting agency, McCorkle Casting, is sending Casting Partner Jeffrey Dreisbach to teach a Master Class to Aspen-area teen actors on Saturday, October 4th. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Dr. Meribeth Dayme to Host CoreSinging Workshop and Master Class This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Dr. Meribeth Dayme, the founder of CoreSinging® and author of the best-selling book, Dynamics of the Singing Voice will be presenting a CoreSinging workshop and Master Class this November in the United Kingdom. (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...)

UPDATE: Audra McDonald 'Considering' Role in HELLO AGAIN Film Adaptation; No Deal in Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Despite previous reports, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald's involvement in the film adaptation of Michael John LaChuisa's HELLO AGAIN is not yet a done deal. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Star in Film Version of Sexual Tryst-Themed Musical HELLO AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The uber-talented star is set to appear in a film version of a musical titled HELLO AGAIN, which Friedman describes as a look into 'sexual trysts set over several generations.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Terrence McNally on CORPUS CHRISTI: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION
by Larry Murray - Sep 17, 2014

Terrence McNally has both a hit play on Broadway and a new film documentary about a traveling group of actors performing CORPUS CHRISTIE: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION soon to be released on DVD and via streaming. We ask the playwright some questions about what prompted him to write a play about religion with an LGBT subtext.. (more...)

Neil Stuke Joins Dervla Kirwan in FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, Running Nov 6-Dec 6 at Chichester
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Neil Stuke joins the previously announced Dervla Kirwan at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester where they will play two cautious lovers whose tender and funny fledging romance unfolds over one memorable night in a New York apartment. FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE by Terrence McNally will be directed by Paulette Randall and runs 6 November - 6 December 2014. (more...)

SHALL WE TANGO? Festival to Kick Off Around New York City, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Let Tango embrace you when PAMAR presents 'Shall We Tango, NYC,' a festival of tango dance, music, Master Classes, film and theater, held in various NYC venues October 7-15. (more...)

Yale in New York to Open 2014-15 Season at Avery Fisher Hall, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Yale in New York opens its 2014-15 season with John Adams conducting the Yale Philharmonia and the Brentano Quartet in concert at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Sunday October 19, 2014 at 5 p.m. (more...)

Yale in New York Opens the 2014-2015 Season with JOHN ADAMS YALE PHILHARMONIA BRENTANO QUARTET, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Sunday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall, the Yale School of Music's eighth season of the Yale in New York series opens with John Adams conducting theYale Philharmonia. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Chita Rivera and Jerry Mitchell Set for GMHC's A PART OF OUR WORLD Cabaret Honoring Terrence McNally, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) will honor Tony and Emmy Award-winning playwright and librettist Terrence McNally, whose art and activism have profoundly affected the visibility and understanding of HIV/AIDS. McNally will receive the 2014 Howard Ashman Award, named for the Grammy and Academy Award-winning lyricist, who passed away in 1991 due to complications from AIDS. The Howard Ashman award is given annually to honor theater professionals who have made a difference in the fight to end the epidemic. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bobby Cannavale, Richard Kind and More Visit Knife's Edge Productions' FAULT LINES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Knife Edge Productions presents Stephen Belber's FAULT LINES, directed by Shira-Lee Shalit. The show opened at TBG Theater on September 8. Scroll down for photos of celebrities at the show, including Bobby Cannavale, Richard Kind, John Patrick Shanley and more! (more...)

Patti LuPone to Premiere FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in 'Far Away Places - Part Two' November 3 -15. In an evening conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone returns with Part Two of the show which she premiered to critical acclaim when 54 Below opened in June 2012. In this continuation of the show (which will include a few encores from the landmark Part One) she further explores her wanderlust, performing songs by an eclectic group of songwriters including Irving Caesar, Billy Joel, David Yazbek, Johnny Mercer and Kris Kristofferson. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Evan Harrington of ONCE: THE MUSICAL
by Cara Richardson - Sep 15, 2014

A taste of Ireland comes to Nashville with the tour of the eight time Tony Award Winning musical Once. The story of a romance between a couple, surrounded by the music they both love, Once: The Musical is unique in many ways. Evan Harrington heads to Nashville with the touring cast this week. He's graciously agreed to answer a few questions for our Nashville BroadwayWorld.com readers. (more...)

BWW Previews: Globe on Screen's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens in Los Angeles Cinemas, 9/22
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 13, 2014

Lovers of Shakespeare are in for a real treat when Shakespeare's Globe Theatre brings its all-male Original Practices production of Twelfth Night to local cinemas beginning September 22. Starring award-winning actors Mark Rylance as Olivia and Stephen Fry as Malvolio, the film gives audiences an exclusive opportunity to see this unique performance from the Globe Theatre in London. It is also a chance to see the kind of production that would have been presented in Shakespeare's day, down to the style of the music, dance, costumes, and scenery. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Launch Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

This season, celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato curates a multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series that showcases her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents, ranging from programs that include familiar and forgotten repertoire from the Baroque and bel canto eras to works by Jake Heggie written expressly for her. Her series kicks off on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. as she sings the title role in a concert performance of Handel's Alcina alongside Harry Bicket and The English Concert. (more...)

MTC School of Performing Arts Presents Master Class with Broadway's Kevin Duda
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) School of Performing Arts will be presenting a series of Master Classes for young performers who are interested in learning from Broadway professionals. The first in the series focuses on Musical Theatre Audition Technique, and will feature Kevin Duda, from the original Broadway cast of the musical sensation 'The Book of Mormon' and currently appearing on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning 'Beautiful: The Carol King Musical.' The Master Class will take place on Sunday, October 19 from 10am-12:30pm and will take place at MTC, 509 Westport Avenue (behind Jones New York and Nine West Outlet) in Norwalk, CT. Tuition is $125 per Master Class, and space is extremely limited. To register today or for more information, visit www.musictheatreofct.com or call 203.454.3883. (more...)

MTC's THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, and produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse, opens tomorrow, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Olivier Award Winner Ruth Wilson Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in MTC's CONSTELLATIONS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) and the Royal Court Theatre, by special arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group and the Dodgers, just announced that two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (BBC's and PBS' Emmy nominated "Luther," Showtime's "The Affair") will star opposite previously announced Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal in the American premiere of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Richard Jay-Alexander-Helmed BROADWAY & BEYOND Will Star Norm Lewis, Deborah Voigt, Sierra Boggess, Jane Monheit & More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced today that tickets are on sale for Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater, a one-night-only variety show featuring luminaries from the Great White Way and beyond, including international music and dance performers. Broadway & Beyond will open the Walt Disney Theater during the Grand Premiere of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Presented by Dr. Phillips Charities and Balfour Beatty Construction. (more...)

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