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Photo Flash: First Look at THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Ford's Theatre presents The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project directed by Matthew Gardiner, now through October 27, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ford's Theatre Announces LINCOLN LEGACY PROJECT Events, Sept-Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2013

Paul R. Tetreault, Director of Ford's Theatre Society, announced the special event schedule for the third year of The Lincoln Legacy Project-this year thematically connected with the Society's production of the stage play The Laramie Project (September 27-October 27, 2013), and recognizing the 15 years since Matthew Shepard was abducted and killed in an anti-gay hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming. The multi-year Lincoln Legacy Project encourages people of differing viewpoints to engage in meaningful and respectful dialogue about diversity and understanding through a range of programming including performances, panel discussions, special museum exhibitions, education programs and more. This fall, Ford's presents The Laramie Project to spark conversation about social injustice, bigotry, bullying and violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and to take steps toward understanding, inclusion and equality. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Now thru 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Ford's Theatre presents The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project directed by Matthew Gardiner, tonight, September 27 through October 27, 2013. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Announces Shutdown Update, New LARAMIE PROJECT Schedule; Sets Vigil for 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

Due to the government shutdown, Ford's Theatre Society (FTS) has relocated several performances of 'The Laramie Project' to First Congregational United Church of Christ (945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001) between October 9 and 15, 2013. The 2 p.m. October 13 performance of 'The Laramie Project' has been cancelled. Patrons who had purchased tickets to performances October 9 through 15 at Ford's Theatre will be contacted by their point of purchase to exchange into performances at the church. All remaining tickets for performances at the First Congregational United Church of Christ are $25. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Presents Free LARAMIE PROJECT Shows at New Venue During Government Shutdown, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Due to the government shutdown, all Ford's Theatre Society (FTS) performances of The Laramie Project at Ford's Theatre National Historic Site through October 6 have been canceled. The Society has found an alternative space to present two free performances of the play The Laramie Project while the National Historic Site is closed during the government shutdown. Performances are today, Oct. 4, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001), only a block away from Ford's Theatre. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Free tickets will be distributed on site on a first-come basis. House will open for seating at 7 p.m. When Ford's Theatre is allowed to reopen, The Laramie Project will resume as scheduled. (more...)

Christian Borle, Annaleigh Ashford, Derek Klena, Beth Leavel & Heidi Blickenstaff to Lead The Old Globe's Reading of New Musical DOG AND PONY, 11/1; Roger Rees to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Tony Award-winning actors Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher, Spamalot) and Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf), Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), and Broadway stars Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show], The Little Mermaid) and Derek Klena (Wicked, Dogfight) are all scheduled to take part in the developmental reading. Dog and Pony will receive its World Premiere at The Old Globe next spring, running May 28 - June 29, 2014; casting for that production will be announced at a later time. (more...)

Horse Trade to Present RadioTheatre's MEET JOHN DOE at Kraine Theater, 12/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

Horse Trade Theater Group will present RadioTheatre and their original, live, audio-theatre adaptation by Dan Bianchi of Meet John Doe, Frank Capra's 1940 Oscar nominated classic, which starred Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The story takes place in NYC at Christmas time during the Depression, when America's economy is at an all-time low. In order to sell papers, a reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of wealthy businessmen who wish to create a third political party and take over the country. Meet John Doe will be performed complete with a great cast of storytellers, an original orchestral score and a plethora of sound effects. (more...)

Ford's Theatre to Present Two Free LARAMIE PROJECT Shows at New Venue During Government Shutdown, 10/4 & 8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Due to the government shutdown, all Ford's Theatre Society (FTS) performances of The Laramie Project at Ford's Theatre National Historic Site through October 6 have been canceled. The Society has found an alternative space to present two free performances of the play The Laramie Project while the National Historic Site is closed during the government shutdown. Performances are Friday, Oct. 4, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001), only a block away from Ford's Theatre. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Free tickets will be distributed on site on a first-come basis. House will open for seating at 7 p.m. When Ford's Theatre is allowed to reopen, The Laramie Project will resume as scheduled. (more...)

Joel Blum to Star in Asolo Rep's SHOW BOAT, Nov 12 - Dec 29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Asolo Repertory Theatre will open its 2013-2014 season with SHOW BOAT, based on the novel by Edna Ferber, music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. This winner of the 1994 Tony Award for best revival features a score of timeless classics, including 'Ol' Man River, 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Make Believe.' Previews will be held November 12 - 14 and the show will run from November 15 - December 29. Opening night will be held on Friday, November 15 at 8pm. (more...)

Connor Russell, Erin Dilly & More Set for Musical Web Series About Teenage Gay Bullying
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

A free musical web series about teenage gay bullying, THE HINTERLANDS, was conceived by the writing team of Michelle Elliott and Danny Larsen (Cloaked, The Yellow Wood). Created as a response to the flood of suicides by bullied LGBTQ youth, THE HINTERLANDS will be available online beginning October 28, 2013. (more...)

VIDEO: THE HINTERLANDS Musical Web Series - Episode 5
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

THE HINTERLANDS, a free musical web series about teenage gay bullying, officially launched in October. Episode 5, 'Like It Here,' follows Paul as he visits Ethan's grave. Watch it below! (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Mandy Gonzalez, HIT LIST Concert & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Cast Set for The Music Theatre Company's TRIUMPH OF LOVE, Running 12/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Music Theatre Company (TMTC), Highland Park's critically-acclaimed Equity theatre, is pleased to announce the full casting for Triumph of Love, the first Chamber Musical of their 2013-14 Season. Triumph of Love runs December 6 - 15, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Connor Russell, Katie Thompson and More at THE HINTERLANDS Musical Web Series Launch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2013

THE HINTERLANDS, a free musical web series about teenage gay bullying, officially launched on October 28, 2013 at a special event held at The New 42nd Street Studios. At the event, special guest speaker James Clementi of The Tyler Clementi Foundation shared some touching words about his younger brother Tyler and underscored the importance of being a light for young people who were struggling with thoughts of suicide. Connor Russell (Disney's Aladdin world premiere), star of THE HINTERLANDS, performed "Like It Here," a song from the fifth episode of the series. Katie Thompson (GIANT), backed by 13 students from the Professional Performing Arts School in Midtown, sang "Worthy," which will be part of the sixth episode of THE HINTERLANDS. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

VIDEO: John Bolton and Erin Dilly in THE HINTERLANDS Musical Web Series - Episode 4
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Episode 4 of THE HINTERLANDS, 'The Boy That I'll Never Know,' features Tony nominee Erin Dilly as Paul's mother and John Bolton as his father. Watch it below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Connor Russell in THE HINTERLANDS Musical Web Series - Episode 3
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2013

Paul (Connor Russell, Disney's Aladdin world premiere) thought being part of the team would make everything better. Man, was he wrong. Watch Episode 3 of THE HINTERLANDS -- 'Stupid Me' -- below! (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for November 2013
by - Nov 1, 2013

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for November, 2013. (more...)

Joanna Gleason, Adam Pascal, Sierra Boggess, Jeff Daniels and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

This November, December and January, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Eric Petersen and Lisa Marie Morabito to Host A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Having established itself as the premier night of new musical theatre in Los Angeles, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz with a freshly innovative program featuring Broadway and local talent. This exciting evening will be hosted by hilarious husband and wife team Eric Petersen (“KIRSTIE,” SHREK THE MUSICAL) and Lisa Marie Morabito (MAMMA MIA). (more...)

Adam Heller, Lori Wilner and More to Star in Goodspeed Musicals' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. [Official Press Opening will be July 16, 2014] (more...)

Ed Dixon, Christopher Bloch, Erin Driscoll and More to Star in Signature Theatre's CLOAK AND DAGGER World Premiere, 6/12-7/6
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre closes out its 2013/2014 season with the world premiere musical Cloak and Dagger, directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). From Helen Hayes Award Winner Ed Dixon (Signature's Sunset Boulevard) comes this screwball musical comedy send-up of the 1950s film noir. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jessica Molaskey Join Encores THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Casting is complete for the New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014. (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's New Musical FREEDOM'S SONG and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced that the Ford's Theatre 2014-2015 season will include mainstage productions of Driving Miss Daisy, headlined by Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace, the return of Edward Gero as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, the world premiere of The Widow Lincoln by James Still, and a new musical, Freedom's Song, still in development, inspired by the words of Lincoln and those who lived through the Civil War. (more...)

Vice President Biden, James Earl Jones, Scott Bakula, Debbie Allen, and More Come to Ford's Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy, House Majority Leader Elect Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, actress Debbie Allen, members of Congress and other distinguished guests attended the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala the evening of Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The gala performance was followed by a seated dinner at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum (750 Ninth Street NW). The evening included the presentation of the Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal to actor James Earl Jones and the U.S. House of Representatives' longest-serving member, The Honorable John D. Dingell. The award was given in recognition of their extraordinary character, service, accomplishments and work reflecting Lincoln's legacy of humanity, wisdom, eloquence and vision. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Celebrates 50th Anniversary of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Show Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production, which began previews on June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof for an Official Press Opening tonight, July 16, 2014. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical (more...)

Musical Web Series THE HINTERLANDS Nominated for Four IAWTV Awards; Ceremony Set for Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

THE HINTERLANDS, a free online musical web series about a bullied gay teen, was nominated for four International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards, including 'Best Dramatic Series.' Connor Russell (Disney's Aladdin world premiere), star of THE HINTERLANDS, was nominated for 'Best Male Performance in a Drama.' Danny Larsen and Michelle Elliott, the co-creators of the show, were nominated for 'Best Writing (Drama).' Mr. Larsen was also nominated for 'Best Cinematography.' The IAWTV Awards recognize the best in original online programming and honor the content creators driving today's rapidly evolving digital entertainment industry. The 2014 IAWTV Awards will take place tonight, January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas. (more...)

Ford's Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Raises Over $77K for Local Charity
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society announced that a donation drive during performances of "A Christmas Carol" has raised $77,413.42 for the local charity Covenant House Washington. Donations were collected November 21-December 23, 2013. In addition to the curtain call collection, patrons also were encouraged to make donations through the Ford's Theatre Box Office, and members of the Ford's Theatre Society staff donated money to the campaign. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Raises $77,00 for Local Charity with Help of Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society announced that a donation drive during performances of 'A Christmas Carol' has raised $77,413.42 for the local charity Covenant House Washington. Donations were collected November 21-December 23, 2013. In addition to the curtain call collection, patrons also were encouraged to make donations through the Ford's Theatre Box Office, and members of the Ford's Theatre Society staff donated money to the campaign. (more...)

PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the charming Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, February 21 through March 8, 2014. (more...)

FIRST DATE Now Available for Licensing Through R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The 2013 Broadway musical FIRST DATE, a hysterical and hopeful musical about the chances we all take to find love, is now available for Professional Theatrical licensing from R&H Theatricals, and its score will be published by Imagem Music, each a division of the Imagem Music Group. The original musical features music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Disney's TWICE CHARMED) and a book by Austin Winsberg (TV's "Gossip Girl", "Jake in Progress"). (more...)

Elliott Joins Cast Of St James Theatre's URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Marc Elliot, playing Mr. McQueen, joins the previously announced Richard Fleeshman as Bobby Strong, Jenna Russell as Penelope Pennywise and Jonathan Slinger as Officer Lockstock in the multi Tony Award-winning URINETOWN The Musical, directed by Jamie Lloyd (Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre. (more...)

Marc Elliott Joins Fleeshman, Jenna Russell & More in URINETOWN THE MUSICAL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Marc Elliott (EastEnders, the National's The History Boys, Royal Shakespeare Company's The Lord of the Flies), playing Mr. McQueen, joins the previously announced Richard Fleeshman (Ghost, Legally Blonde, Coronation Street) as Bobby Strong,Jenna Russell (Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George) as Penelope Pennywise and Jonathan Slinger (RSC's Hamlet, Richard II) as Officer Lockstock in the multi Tony Award-winning URINETOWN The Musical, directed by Jamie Lloyd (Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre. (more...)

Cast Set for The Music Theatre Company's TRIUMPH OF LOVE, Running Now thru 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

The Music Theatre Company (TMTC), Highland Park's critically-acclaimed Equity theatre, is pleased to announce the full casting for Triumph of Love, the first Chamber Musical of their 2013-14 Season. Triumph of Love runs today, December 6 - 15, 2013. (more...)

VIDEO: Connor Russell and David Andrew Anderson in THE HINTERLANDS Musical Web Series - Episode 6
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

THE HINTERLANDS, a free musical web series about teenage gay bullying, officially launched in October. Episode 6, 'Worthy,' follows Paul as he meets someone who changes how he feels about life. Featuring Connor Russell and David Andrew Anderson. Watch it below! (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: MEET JOHN DOE (Original Studio Cast Album) Swings With Entertaining Authenticity
by David Clarke - Dec 3, 2013

With a handful of performances around the nation, Broadway Records is excited to be releasing Meet John Doe (Studio Cast Album). The Jonathan Larson Award-winning musical by Andrew Gerle and Ernie Sugarman is based on the 1941 Frank Capra film of the same title that starred Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper. Broadway Records' recording captures the flashy, toe-tapping Big Band score in all of its glory and features some of modern musical theatre's favorite voices, namely Robert Cuccioli, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and Heidi Blickenstaff. (more...)

Erin Driscoll, James Gardiner & Kevin McAllister Set to Lead VIOLET at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

The Ford's Theatre 2013-2014 season continues with the musical Violet, directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun (Broadway'sNewsies), January 24-February 23, 2014. Violet features a dynamic score of bluegrass, gospel, country and rock music by four-time Tony Award-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori (the recent Fun Home; Broadway's Caroline, or Change;Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek the Musical). The Ford's production stars a first-class Washington cast led by Erin Driscoll in the title role. (more...)

Horse Trade Theater Group to Present RadioTheatre's GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST, 12/13-1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

RadioTheatre's previously announced production of Meet John Doe has been cancelled and will be replaced by another holiday show, Ghosts of Christmas Past. Since the days of Dickens, it's been a grand tradition to celebrate the Christmas season by gathering around the fire on a cold winter's eve and listen to ghostly yarns guaranteed to run chills down your spine and make your hair stand on end…within reason, of course! Radiotheatre, once again, presents six classic supernatural tales of Christmas past in old Manhattan…Complete with a great cast of storytellers, a sumptuous orchestral score and its award winning sound design. For more info: www.radiotheatrenyc.com (more...)

Musical Web Series THE HINTERLANDS Nominated for Four IAWTV Awards; Ceremony Set for 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

THE HINTERLANDS, a free online musical web series about a bullied gay teen, was nominated for four International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards, including "Best Dramatic Series." Connor Russell (Disney's Aladdin world premiere), star of THE HINTERLANDS, was nominated for "Best Male Performance in a Drama." Danny Larsen and Michelle Elliott, the co-creators of the show, were nominated for "Best Writing (Drama)." Mr. Larsen was also nominated for "Best Cinematography." The IAWTV Awards recognize the best in original online programming and honor the content creators driving today's rapidly evolving digital entertainment industry. The 2014 IAWTV Awards will take place on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas. (more...)

Joel Blum Stars in Asolo Rep's SHOW BOAT, Now thru Dec 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Asolo Repertory Theatre will open its 2013-2014 season with SHOW BOAT, based on the novel by Edna Ferber, music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. This winner of the 1994 Tony Award for best revival features a score of timeless classics, including 'Ol' Man River, 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Make Believe.' Previews will be held tonight, November 12 - 14 and the show will run from November 15 - December 29. Opening night will be held on Friday, November 15 at 8pm. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 11th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 12, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. That 'Sound Of Music' show becomes a national conversation, 'Saving Mr. Banks,' The House 'Nutcracker,' two Scrooge twists, our January 'Phantom,' Dee Snider's show, the 'Meet John Doe' OSCR and our latest Broadway transfers! (more...)

Broadway Records Congratulates MATILDA on Grammy Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Broadway Records celebrates their first ever Grammy nomination for the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the Tony Award winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Broadway Records released this cast album in conjunction with Yellow Sound Label. MATILDA THE MUSICAL was the third original cast album, sixteenth album overall, released by the two-year old record label dedicated to Broadway and Off Broadway-related recordings. (more...)

Noah Racey, Corey Mach, Hayley Podschun, Patti Murin and More to Lead Goodspeed's IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN World Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

It's time to celebrate! Goodspeed Musicals announces a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The much-anticipated production will run from September 19 through November 30. Official Press Opening will be October 15, 2014. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY to Begin 9/26 at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Ford's Theatre Society 2014-2015 season begins with Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Driving Miss Daisy," directed by Jennifer L. Nelson, September 26 through October 26, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The cast also includes Ron Heneghan as Boolie Werthan. (more...)

Amy Van Norstrand Joins the Ensemble of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Next week, Amy Van Norstrand will be joining the ensemble of Goodspeed Musicals' World Premiere production Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. (more...)

World Premiere Musical ROAR! and More Set for Rockwell Table & Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Rockwell Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and dining, has announced its September line-up of can't-miss events. ROCKWELL Table and Stage is located at 1714 N. Vermont in Los Feliz and this September is going to ROAR with excitement. Details below! (more...)

The LA Opera Presents FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 11/22-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA Opera in 1995, the opera returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for six performances from November 22 through December 20, 2014. In the exquisitely beautiful opera, inspired by the fiction of Gabriel García Márquez, a steamboat passage along the fabled Amazon becomes a poignant voyage of discovery for all seven travelers on board. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers & Ron Raines Set for Signature Theatre's Sondheim Gala Honoring Jonathan Tunick, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

On April 7, 2014, Broadway stars Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers, and Ron Raines will perform alongside an 18-piece orchestra as Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honors renowned orchestrator and longtime Stephen Sondheim collaborator, Jonathan Tunick. (more...)

getTV Honors Beloved Filmmaker Frank Capra Every Thursday Night In May, Including a Nine-Film Marathon on What Would Have Been His 117th Birthday, Sunday, May 18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/  getTV pays tribute to the legendary filmmaker Frank Capra, highlighting 12 of the three-time Oscar winner's most influential films in the month of May. Thursdays in May, at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT, tune in for themed lineups starting on May 1 with 'Capra's Leading Ladies,' starring Jean Harlow in PLATINUM BLONDE; and Barbara Stanwyck in LADIES OF LEISURE. On May 8, spend an evening with 'Capra and Gary Cooper,' in the Oscar-winning MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN, followed by Meet John Doe. 'Capra and James Stewart' are the focal point on May 15, in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, which earned Capra his third Oscar for Best Director; alongside MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON. (more...)

Jonathan Tunick Recipient of Signature Theatre's Sondheim Award
by Charles Shubow - Apr 13, 2014

Famed orchestrator honored at fund-raiser at the Embassy of Italy. (more...)

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