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Long Wharf Theatre and Hartford Stage to Present THE UNDERPANTS, 10/16-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre, in association with Hartford Stage, presents The Underpants by Steve Martin, adapted from the play by Carl Sternheim, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

'On the 20th Century's Peter Gallagher Joins Cast of LAW & ORDER: SVU
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Peter Gallagher, who next spring will star opposite Kristin Chenoweth in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of On the Twentieth Century as Oscar Jaffe, has joined the cast of NBC's 'Law & Order: SVU.' (more...)

Mary Testa, Seth Rudetsky and More to Star in DISASTER! A 1970's DISASTER MOVIE…MUSICAL Off-Broadway, Beg. 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Mary J. Davis will present DISASTER! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, at St. Luke's Theatre starting on October 14, opening Monday, November 4. DISASTER! is a musical based on 1970's disaster movies with a score consisting of 1970's pop, rock and disco hit songs. Directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Disaster! previously ran in 2012. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Make Birdland Debut with Songs from I'M BLUE SKIES and More, Dec 1-2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

According to Birdland's website, Broadway veteran Cheyenne Jackson will be making his debut at the venue with his brand new show, featuring songs from his new album, 'I'm Blue Skies', as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show 'Music of the Mad Men Era,' which sold out at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Jackson will be working with long-time musical director Ben Toth at Birdland on December 1 & 2, 2013 at 6 PM and 9:15 PM, respectively. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/9/2014 - 9/16/2014
by - Sep 16, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/9/2014 - 9/16/2014. (more...)

New Poster Unveiled For ON THE 20TH CENTURY Starring Kristin Chenoweth
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 13, 2014

A flashy new poster has been unveiled for the upcoming Broadway revival of On the 20th Century starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher. (more...)

Meet the BroadwayWorld Staff- Chief Theatre Critic Michael Dale!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 4, 2013

Below, we launch our 'Meet the Staff' series by profiling our Chief Theatre Critic Michael Dale! (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Star in Lifetime Pilot 'HR'
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

According to The Wrap, Broadway vet Cheyenne Jackson has joined the cast of a pilot for Lifetime titled 'HR.' The actor joins previously announced cast members Greg Germann, Will Kemp, Kellee Stewar, Maulik Pancholy, Peter Fonda and Cara Mantella. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre and Hartford Stage Present THE UNDERPANTS, Now thru 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre, in association with Hartford Stage, presents The Underpants by Steve Martin, adapted from the play by Carl Sternheim, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Star, Sing in Indie Drama THE SONG
by Movies News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Deadline reports that Broadway, film and television star Cheyenne Jackson has signed on for the indie drama THE SONG, written by David Kauffman and directed by Andy Lauer. (more...)

Mary Testa, Seth Rudetsky and More Star in DISASTER! A 1970's DISASTER MOVIE…MUSICAL Off-Broadway, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Mary J. Davis presents DISASTER!, written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, at St. Luke's Theatre beginning today, October 14, and opening Monday, November 4. DISASTER! is a musical based on 1970's disaster movies with a score consisting of 1970's pop, rock and disco hit songs. Directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Disaster! previously ran in 2012. For more information, visit www.disastermusical.com. (more...)

Chester Gregory Returns to SISTER ACT For 2nd Year on Tour; New Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment have announced that the North American Tour of the five-time Tony Award nominated musical SISTER ACT will begin its second year of performances. The tour opened on October 2, 2012 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre and is still rocking the rafters across the country. SISTER ACT opened to stellar reviews and continues to receive them across the country. (more...)

Harrison Ford & More to Celebrate 'Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World'
by Movies News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Katharine “Kat” Kramer, producer of Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World, will celebrate the film series' Fifth Anniversary on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by presenting a one night only screening of the North American Premiere of FALLOUT (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Joins Cast of Ryan Murphy's HBO Drama OPEN
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Following his stint on Fox's long-running musical dramedy, Jackson has signed on for Murphy's new HBO series OPEN, according to Deadline. Murphy reportedly wrote the series regular role into the script specifically for Jackson. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Sierra Boggess & More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce the upcoming lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko for January 2014. Artists include actor and singer Tom Wopat, star of stage and screen Cheyenne Jackson, Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess, Emmy Award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan, and more! Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Announces Lineup for January 2014
by Rosie Hertzman - Nov 18, 2013

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce the upcoming lineup atFeinstein's at the Nikko for January 2014. Artists include actor and singer Tom Wopat, star of stage and screen Cheyenne Jackson, Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess, Emmy Award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan, and more! (more...)

Retro Productions' The Baltimore Waltz Sets Special Talk Back Guests
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

In this humorous allegory for the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Anna, an unmarried schoolteacher, is diagnosed with ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease). It's fatal and mysterious, so she and her brother Carl take off for a dream tour of Europe before the inevitable happens. As Anna drowns herself in the sensuality of food and sex, Carl becomes involved in a wild Third Mannish espionage scheme to find a cure for his sister. But the cracks in the story start to widen and soon the audience becomes aware that they are engaged in Anna's fantasy attempt at keeping her brother's spirit alive when she cannot save his life. (more...)

Retro Productions Opens AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

Throughout the 2013-2014 season Retro Productions has been workshopping Christie Perfetti Williams full length play, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE. Born out of the Retro Productions 20th Century Salon in the fall of 2012, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE will have its World Premiere in May 2014 and is being directed by DeLisa White. (more...)

Judy Blazer and More Set for LEND ME A TENOR, Kicking Off Bay Street Theatre's 2013 Season, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Bay Street Theatre begins the 2013 Mainstage Season with Lend Me a Tenor (May 28 - June 23). This hilarious Ken Ludwig comedy, under the direction of Don Stephenson, includes Judy Blazer, Scott Cote, Betsy DiLellio, Donna English, Nancy Johnston, Noah Plomgren, Steve Rosen and Roland Rusinek as its hilarious cast. (more...)

Pear Avenue Theatre to Present PYGMALION, 6/20-7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

The Pear Avenue Theatre's closing production of its 13th season celebrates the 100th anniversary of a classic play from one of our most revered and beloved playwrights, George Bernard Shaw. Written in 1912, Pygmalion premiered on the London stage in April, 2014, and became an instant hit for Shaw and his leading lady, Stella Campbell, in the role of Eliza. Audiences for the last century have enjoyed this timeless tale of an East End flower girl and her West End phonetics tutor. Pear veteran actor and director Michael Champlin helms the production, which runs June 20 through July 13, 2014 (no performance on July 4th). (more...)

Pat Sajak to Star in CRT's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, 6/6-15
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present The Drowsy Chaperone, starring Pat Sajak as the Man in the Chair, as the first of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series, June 6 - 15 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs. (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, will hold the 59th Annual Obie Awards tonight, Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. The Obies will be co-hosted by the distinguished actress Tamara Tunie, whose many memorable stage performances include the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida, while her film and television credits include Devil's Advocate, FLIGHT, City Hall, Snake Eyes, Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, The Red Road, 'Law and Order: SVU', '24', 'Sex and The City', 'NYPD Blue'. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/14-5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society 2013-2014 season continues with the quirky Tony-winning musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' directed by Peter Flynn, March 14 through May 17, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The production features a local Washington cast of Helen Hayes Award nominees as six awkward adolescents and their proctors, all working through a daunting and hilarious championship quest. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Broadway's New Heavyweight Champ, Andy Karl!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 30, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Broadway's new heavyweight champ Andy Karl talks all things ROCKY- plus he shares stories about how he got his start in theatre, his past Broadway roles, and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Return to Birdland with Stephanie J. Block, 3/27 & 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce that Broadway/television leading man CHEYENNE JACKSON will return to the historic music room for two shows only on Thursday, March 27 and Saturday, March 29, with shows at 6:15pm. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Returns to Birdland with Orfeh Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce that Broadway/television leading man CHEYENNE JACKSON will return to the historic music room for two shows only on Thursday, March 27 and Saturday, March 29, with shows at 6:15pm. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Return to Birdland, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce that Broadway/television leading man CHEYENNE JACKSON will return to the historic music room for two shows only today, March 27 and Saturday, March 29, with shows at 6:15pm. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society 2013-2014 season continues with the quirky Tony-winning musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' directed by Peter Flynn, today, March 14 through May 17, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). (more...)

Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tomorrow, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch footage of Sylvester Stallone's speech following the first preview of Rocky on Broadway! (more...)

Pat Sajak Stars in CRT's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present The Drowsy Chaperone, starring Pat Sajak as the Man in the Chair, as the first of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series, tonight, June 6 - 15 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL to Return to King's Theatre Glasgow, 13-17 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

After making its Scottish Premiere in Glasgow November 2012 9 to 5: The Musical swiftly returned in January 2013. Now, due to phenomenal demand, Dolly is set to return her show to The King's for a bit more overtime from 13 – 17 August. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Return to Birdland, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce that Broadway/television leading man CHEYENNE JACKSON will return to the historic music room for two shows only on Thursday, March 27 and Saturday, March 29, with shows at 6:15pm. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: ROCKY's Andy Karl
by Walter McBride - Jan 3, 2014

Rocky, which is set to open at the Winter Garden Theatre on March 13, 2014, brings to life the iconic and inspiring story of struggling small time Philly boxer, RockyBalboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising story of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, Rocky is a heart-stopping and viscerally theatrical new musical for everyone brave enough to follow their dream. Below you can check out photos of Karl in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cheyenne Jackson's LA Concert Poster!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

On Saturday, April 26, Cheyenne Jackson will bring 'Music of the Mad Men Era' to Walt Disney Concert Hall, featuring special guests Jane Lynch and Rebecca Romijn. The star of Broadway, Glee, and 30 Rock, and more will take you back to a time when bossa nova was new, the lounges of Las Vegas were hip and catchy dance music was spinning on every hi-fi. Snap your fingers and tap your toes to the cool, swinging tunes of the 1950s and '60s. For tickets, visit: http://www.laphil.com (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kristin Chenoweth on San Antonio, Dream Projects, and Her Oscar Pick
by Erin Privratsky - Jan 24, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony-winning actress from Broadway's WICKED and PROMISES, PROMISES and television's 'Pushing Daisies' and 'GCB' (along with many guest appearances, including an Emmy-winning guest spot on 'Glee') is making her long-awaited San Antonio concert debut on February 15 at the Majestic Theatre. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Following a sold-out engagement, Feinstein's at the Nikko has announced the return of actor, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson for three performances only - Friday, March 14 (8 p.m.), Saturday, March 15 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, March 16 (7 p.m.) Jackson, along with his long-time musical director Ben Toth, will perform original songs from his new album, "I'm Blue, Skies," as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show Music of the Mad Men Era, which sold out Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. Tickets for Cheyenne Jackson range in price from $60-$75 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Makes Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

After wowing audiences as 'Tony' in recent San Francisco Symphony concert performances of West Side Story, star of stage and screen, Cheyenne Jackson, returns to San Francisco to make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut for two performances only - tonight, January 10, 2014 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 11, 2014 (7 p.m.). (more...)

'30 Rock' Star Cheyenne Jackson Engaged to Jason Landau
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

A rep for Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson has confirmed to People that he is engaged to boyfriend and fellow actor Jason Landau. ' (more...)

Retro Productions to Open AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE, May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Throughout the 2013-2014 season Retro Productions has been workshopping Christie Perfetti Williams full length play, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE. Born out of the Retro Productions 20th Century Salon in the fall of 2012, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE will have its World Premiere in May 2014 and is being directed by DeLisa White. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/14-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society 2013-2014 season continues with the quirky Tony-winning musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' directed by Peter Flynn, March 14 through May 17, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The production features a local Washington cast of Helen Hayes Award nominees as six awkward adolescents and their proctors, all working through a daunting and hilarious championship quest. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 1/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

After wowing audiences as 'Tony' in recent San Francisco Symphony concert performances of West Side Story, star of stage and screen, Cheyenne Jackson, returns to San Francisco to make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut for two performances only - Friday, January 10, 2014 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 11, 2014 (7 p.m.). Jackson, along with his long-time musical director Ben Toth, will perform original songs from his new album, 'I'm Blue, Skies,' as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show Music of the Mad Men Era, which sold out Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. Tickets for Cheyenne Jackson range in price from $50-$65 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Cheyenne Jackson Talks New LP, Upcoming Films & Broadway Return on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Broadway vet Cheyenne Jackson stopped by this morning's fourth hour of TODAY on NBC to talk about his first solo album, 'I'm Blue Skies'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cheyenne Jackson Makes Birdland Debut with Christine Ebersole
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Last night, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Broadway/television leading man Cheyenne Jackson on the stage of the historic music room for the first of two shows. The second show will take place tonight, Monday, December 2, at 9:15pm. This is the New York celebration for his recently-released album, 'I'm Blue, Skies.' Check out a look back at the evening below! (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Makes Birdland Debut with Songs from I'M BLUE SKIES and More, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2013

According to Birdland's website, Broadway veteran Cheyenne Jackson will be making his debut at the venue with his brand new show, featuring songs from his new album, 'I'm Blue Skies', as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show 'Music of the Mad Men Era,' which sold out at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy CenteR. Jackson will be working with long-time musical director Ben Toth at Birdland tonight and tomorrow, December 1 & 2, 2013 at 6 PM and 9:15 PM, respectively. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Star Returns to Look Forward To- Andy Karl
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2013

A slew of Broadway favorites will return to Broadway in the upcoming theatre season, including Andy Karl, who will star as 'Rocky Balboa' in Rocky (set to open at the Winter Garden Theatre on March 13, 2014). (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley to Star in Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Revival at Paper Mill; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Returns to King's Theatre Glasgow, Now thru 17 Aug
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

After making its Scottish Premiere in Glasgow November 2012 9 to 5: The Musical swiftly returned in January 2013. Now, due to phenomenal demand, Dolly is set to return her show to The King's for a bit more overtime from today, 13 - 17 August. (more...)

Joseph Wise's 'Life Is Like A Train' Single Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 13, 2013

Joseph Wise, a performer who portrayed the original part of a Porter - of the famed Four Porters, that is - in the 1978 Broadway premiere production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY has released a new dance remix of a favorite track from the glorious Cy Coleman/Betty Comdon/Adolph Green score he once sang on the Great White Way. (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that tickets will go on sale April 9, 2014 for the 59th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. (more...)

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