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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...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Featured on OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The season finale of the Emmy nominated series "Oprah's Master Class" with multiple award-winning living legend Cicely Tyson airs Sunday, August 3 at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Tahni Holt's DUET LOVE to Premiere at Velocity Founders Theater, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt's provocative world-premiere Duet Love plays with our precious notions of hetero-romance. Holt and a stellar Pacific Northwest artistic team, draw from iconic photographs of famous couples as a driving force to disrupt and question how gendered bodies are portrayed in performance. Developed during a June and August 2014 Velocity Creative Residency, Duet Love thrives upon queer twists by asking: How does audience desire inflect the experience of masculine/feminine into the movement and emotion of dancing bodies? Performed by Ezra Dickinson, Keyon Gaskin, Allie Hankins and Lucy Yim. Music composed by Luke Wyland with special guest Corinna Repp. Dramaturgy by Robert Tyree. Lighting design by Jeff Forbes. Costume design by Jayme Hansen and Kate Fenker. Artistic advice by Chris Larson. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open 2014-15 Season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) kick off the 2014-2015 concert season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Mahler's Fourth Symphony on Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, September 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Baltimore native and Grammy award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn joins the BSO to perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto, which is widely considered the pinnacle of the violin literature. Also on the program is Mahler's Fourth Symphony, for which soprano Tamara Wilson will join the BSO for its final movement, "Das himmlische Leben." Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Begins Rehearsals for Theresa Rebeck's THE UNDERSTUDY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Everyman Theatre began rehearsals today for the 2014/15 season opener, The Understudy. Theresa Rebeck's comedic look into the backstage world of show biz runs from August 27th through September 28th. The three-person cast features Everyman Resident Company Members Clinton Brandhagen, Danny Gavigan and Beth Hylton. Joseph W. Ritsch makes his Everyman directorial debut with the production. (more...)

Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber with ANGEL OF MUSIC, 8/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Acclaimed Broadway veterans FRANC D'AMBROSIO and GLORY CRAMPTON celebrate the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber from his many beloved musicals in the wonderful salute, 'Angel of Music,' coming to the RRazz Room in New Hope for four very special nights beginning Thursday, Aug. 7 and concluding Sunday, Aug. 10. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of THE VISIT Rehearsals with Chita Rivera, John Kander & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival will soon present The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. In her Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, in The Visit. When Claire returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth, the locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What can your heart afford? Go inside rehearsals with the video below! (more...)

Staveley Theatre Academy to Host Free Musical Theatre Workshops This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Staveley Theatre Academy are holding FREE musical theatre workshops this August. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Return to The Art House with Billy Stritch, 8/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Dubbed "The greatest white female singer in the world" by none other than Ella Fitzgerald, star vocalist Marilyn Maye took Provincetown audiences by storm in her highly anticipated debut at The Art House three summers ago, and again each year since. She returns to The Art House by popular demand this summer on August 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:00 PM featuring Billy Stritch on the piano. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Tahni Holt, Cherdonna Shinatra and Tere O'Connor Set for Velocity's Fall 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Velocity's exciting Fall Season includes two world-premieres -- celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt, and Seattle's drag community premiere provocateuse, Cherdonna Shinatra -- and the arrival of major American choreographer, Tere O'Connor, in Seattle for a nine-day Velocity Open For(u)m. (more...)

BDF & Kimmel Center to Present TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) partners with theKimmel Center for the Performing Arts to present TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT: Defining EXTRA-Ordinary, a unique Broadway cabaret featuring performances by Broadway veterans and emerging local talent. Directed by Tony Award-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knetchges (Xanadu, Spelling Bee), TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT concludes a weeklong musical theatre intensive taught by the industry's top directors, choreographers, and industry professionals. (more...)

Karen Olivo to Teach Master Class at Minnetonka Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Tony Award-winning actress Karen Olivo is coming to Minnetonka Theatre to teach a Master Class for high school students. This exciting two-day event is open to all Minnetonka High School theatre students interested in improving their audition techniques, and will include workshops, mock auditions, and even private coaching for the cast of Minnetonka's student summer stock production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (August 8-16). (more...)

Amy Purdy to Join OPRAH'S THE LIFE YOU WANT WEEKEND Multi-City Tour
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Oprah Winfrey's 'Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend,' an eight-city arena tour and transformational weekend powered by WME Live, announced today that Amy Purdy will join the tour's lineup. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Audra McDonald Sings Actual Yahoo Answers on FALLON!
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returned to once again sing some actual Yahoo! Answers. Watch the hilarity below! (more...)

Stephen Belber's FAULT LINES Begins Performances 9/4 TGB Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Knife Edge Productions will present Stephen Belber's FAULT LINES, directed by Shira-Lee Shalit. Previews begin September 4 at TBG Theater. Opening night is slated for Monday, September 8. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Opens Sandy Rustin's THE COTTAGE Tonight, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Award-winning Theatre Aspen opens the final show of the theatre's summer repertory season on July 24th, with the regional premiere of the brand new comedy The Cottage, by Sandy Rustin, running in rep with The Full Monty and Little Women. The playwright has been in residence to work on the show before the opening performance, with a cast of Broadway veterans including Nancy Anderson, Michele Ragusa, Mark Price, Michael Kostroff, Bailey Frankenberg and Spencer Plachy. (more...)

Daniel Sunjata, Eric Lange & More Join Blythe Danner in Broadway-Bound THE COUNTRY HOUSE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) just announced complete Broadway casting for the world premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Sharon Stone Featured on Next OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS on OWN
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

An all-new episode of the Emmy nominated series “Oprah's Master Class” with award-winning actress Sharon Stone airs Sunday, July 27 at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Sir Patrick Stewart Set for Oxford Shakespeare Company Master Class in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Following artists like Kevin Spacey, Sir Derek Jacobi, F Murray Abraham, Frank Langella and Fiona Shaw, Sir Patrick Stewart will be sitting down with artistic director Ron Song Destro and acting students at the Oxford Shakespeare Company in New York for a Master Class in September. (more...)

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

Prepare yourselves b***hes! 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...)

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...)

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