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Drugs Not Involved in Shia LaBeouf Broadway Meltdown
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Today E! News reports that drugs were not involved in the incident and that the actor was apparently only under the influence of alcohol. ' (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - 'Buyer and Cellar's Michael Urie Stars in SUCH GOOD PEOPLE
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Such Good Productions is excited to announce that their new film, Such Good People, will make its theatrical premiere in Los Angeles on July 7th in Westwood. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players Announces Winners of 2013-2014 Marcom Masque Awards
by Shari Barrett - Jun 30, 2014

Kentwood Players, the community theater group based at the Westchester Playhouse, was founded in December 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom. At the end of each season, all Kentwood Players members in good standing who have seen all six shows vote by secret ballot and then the group presents their annual Marcom Masque Awards to the winners in each category at an entertainment-filled awards ceremony, held June 28, 2014 for the 2013-2014 season.. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 29
by - Jun 29, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

UPDATE: Shia LaBeouf Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Charges; Due Back in Court 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The actor appeared at a Manhattan court this morning and pleaded not guilty to the charges. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FEATHER GATHERERS, Part of Ice Factory 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Artistic Director Robert Lyons presents the 21st annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2014 takes place at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2014 will present six new works over six weeks, running from June 25 - August 2, 2014. Scroll down for a first look at FEATHER GATHERERS! (more...)

Old Trunk's THE SECRET WIVES OF ANDY WILLIAMS Comes to Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 1-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Old Trunk/ Escalator East to Edinburgh present: The Secret Wives of Andy Williams at Edinburgh Fringe 2014. Like The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - only in habits and on crack... (more...)

Old Trunk/Metal/Escalator East to Edinburgh Present THE BASTARD CHILDREN OF REMINGTON STEELE, 31 July
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 7, 2014

St. Agatha's Convent Orphanage, the 1980s. Four Orphans who have been allowed to grow up in the full freedom of their imaginations in a convent attic. Under the influence of Beatrice, a mysterious girl who appears in the attic, the children start to believe that their father is 80s TV detective Remington Steele; that he will one day return for them. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 6
by - Jul 6, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 6, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OLIVER Doesn't Get Standing 'O' at Porthouse
by Roy Berko - Jul 31, 2014

I had one of my greatest experiences in the theatre when, on June 30, 1960, I attended the opening of 'Oliver!' at the New Theatre in London, England. I was seated 3rd row center! (more...)

BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - More Fantastical Family Night
by Guest Blogger: Libby Servais - Jul 31, 2014

'I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.' - Jack London (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

West End Stars to Unite for THE PHILIPPINE DREAM at Leicester Square Theatre, 17 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Summer Strallen (The Sound of Music, Top Hat), Anton du Beke (Strictly Come Dancing), Dianne Pilkington (Mamma Mia!, Wicked) and cast members from Miss Saigon head a glittering line-up of West End stars in THE PHILIPPINE DREAM - a one-off Gala at the Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 17 August to raise money for abandoned and abused Orphans in Manila. A special guest host for the evening will be announced shortly. (more...)

UPDATE: Shia LaBeouf Appears in Court Today for CABARET Meltdown; Plea Deal In the Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Shia LaBeouf appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court this morning, as a result of being charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal trespassing which occured during a June performance of Roundabout's CABARET (more...)

The Araca Project Announces Seven Original Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Araca Group has announced the seven shows that will comprise the 2014 Araca Project season, lasting from September 7th until November 2nd at the American Theatre of Actors. Led by Matthew Rego, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger, The Araca Group is a New York City-based Broadway production and merchandising that has served, among others, Wicked, Urinetown, Rock of Ages, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. In addition, Araca is now the largest screen printing and merchandising company on Broadway. Learn more at www.araca.com. (more...)

The Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE opens at the Young Vic on Monday, July 28, with previews from tonight, July 23 and is booking to Friday, September 19, 2014. Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster is Stanley and Vanessa Kirby is Stella in Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece. (more...)

Hartford Stage Welcomes Playwright Kimber Lee as 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced that playwright Kimber Lee will be the 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Steam Productions to Present Dennis Kelly's ORPHANS, 8-23 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Melbourne theatre company, Steam Productions, in cooperation with Broken Mirror Productions, will stage a professional production of Orphans from Friday 8 to Saturday 23 August 2014. (more...)

Ultrarunner Lisa Smith-Batchen Runs Record-Breaking 584 Miles to Benefit Cleaner Water
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Renowned ultra-distance runner Lisa Smith-Batchen finished a 584 mile run in California's Death Valley last week, becoming the first female ultramarathoner in the world to cross the famed Badwater-to-Mt. Whitney course four times back-to-back in an effort to fundraise for cleaner, healthier water across the world. (more...)

Hartford Stage Sets Cast, Creatives for East Coast Premiere of ETHER DOME, 9/11-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

In 1846, the history of the world was forever changed by a dentist from Hartford, and now Hartford Stage will launch its 2014-15 Season with that remarkable and electrifying story: Ether Dome by Elizabeth Egloff (The Swan), directed by former Artistic Director Michael Wilson (The Orphans' Home Cycle). (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Toby's is Silly and Sublime
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 21, 2014

The heart of the operetta's appeal is the sublime silliness of its premise: pirates from the era of sail plundering Victorian steamships. It just never gets stale. And binding it all together is Sullivan's music. utside the sphere of grand opera, Sullivan has no equals on the stage except possibly Gershwin and Bernstein. (more...)

Photo Coverage: West End Charity Sports Day
by Darren Bell - Jul 21, 2014

Teams from West End shows took part in an old-fashioned sports day on Friday at Wormwood Scrubs park for the Tuloy Foundation. Teams competed for the trophy by taking part in the egg and spoon race, the sack race, welly flinging and a relay. (more...)

Peter Sander and Theatre Arts Japan to Present ROBINSON (TO) CRUSOE at Hudson Guild Theatre, 8/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Director of Drama Desk nominated performance 'Vivien', Peter Sander collaborates with Theatre Arts Japan (Eriko Ogawa, Artistic Director), and theater company Ku Na'u Ka's music director/composer/percussionist Hiroko Tanakawa to present work of Japan's master playwright, Asaya Fujita's 'Robinson (to) Crusoe', an adaptation of D'Introna and Ravicchio's comedy, 'Robinson and Crusoe'. (more...)

National Theatre Live Will Broadcast Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster & More this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, directed by Benedict Andrews. It will be broadcast live from London's Young Vic Theatre on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Hartford Stage Receives SBM Charitable Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

A generous grant from SBM Charitable Foundation to Hartford Stage will bring the theatre's award-winning education programs to thousands of students in East Hartford, Manchester, and Vernon/Rockville over the next year. (more...)

Single Tickets to Hartford Stage's 2014-15 Season On Sale 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Individual tickets to all seven Hartford Stage shows for the 2014-15 Season - including three directed by 2014 Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak - will go on sale at midnight on Tuesday, July 15. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE 3RD SECTOR, Pleasance Courtyard, August 9 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 9, 2014

When employees Marlin and Josh discover their role in a corrupt corporate charity, can they reconcile their choices? This celebrity-backed charity wants you to 'give a piece of yourself' - literally. But how much is enough? A darkly comic satire examining the ethics of giving when we donate first and ask questions later. (more...)

Lois Smith to Lead MARJORIE PRIME CTG/Mark Taper Forum; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Casting has been completed for the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime,' opening September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Inaugural 'Broadway Balances America' Episode to Feature ANNIE Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

ANNIE, presented by Broadway Across America, will take center stage on the award-winning morning show The Balancing Act on the Lifetime Channel on Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Viewers may tune in as The Balancing Act hits the road to go on location in Manhattan as the touring production of ANNIE looks for its new leading young lady in this first of a special six-part series, “Broadway Balances America.” (more...)

'Patch Adams' Joins Effort to Bring Comedy to Patients with LaughMD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Noted physician, Dr. Doherty Hunter “Patch” Adams, whose life story was told in the film comedy “Patch Adams,” has joined an Indiegogo campaign aimed at bringing comedy channels directly into hospital rooms and patient waiting rooms to help patients heal. (more...)

BWW Recaps: Weapons of Class Destruction on New TEEN WOLF
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 5, 2014

Greetings Cyclones Fans! We are back at Beacon Hills High for another attack by the Benefactor and his Minions but before we jump into a contagion, let's look back and what we were left with last week. Derek and Malia and just discovered a big bunch of dead wolves in the woods, Meredith 'killed herself' (not convinced), D-E-R-E-K unlocked the final code for the kill list and the most unsettling teaming since Rachel and Joey, Kate and Peter have formed a truce of sorts so she can learn control and he can gain power. Flawless plan as always, Peter. (more...)

Gardner and Wife Children's Theatre Presents DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS Sept 30-Oct 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Gardner and Wife Theatre presents Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus September 30-October 19. This stage adaptation of six-time Emmy Award-winner Mo Willems' best-selling book by Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company has been thrilling children in the UK for over three years and recently returned from a successful tour of the USA and Canada. (more...)

Hartford Stage's 2014-15 'StagePass' for Young Professionals Goes on Sale 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

StagePass, a subscription package designed for young professionals ages 21-35, will go on sale September 2. StagePass subscriptions cost $99 and allow purchasers unlimited admission to all six Mainstage productions, as well as A Christmas Carol, at Hartford Stage for the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Tickets to ANNIE at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater On Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater from Tuesday, October 21st through Sunday, October 26th for eight performances only. Tickets for ANNIE go on sale Friday, September 12th at 10AM through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. (more...)

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN BOTTOMS TO PLAY THEATRE 80, 9/19-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

THE GOLD DUST Orphans - the celebrated musical comedy troupe that has become a Boston and Provincetown institution over the last two decades - will bring RYAN LANDRY's glitter-filled new musical Snow White and the Seven Bottoms to New York's Theatre 80 from September 19 to October 26. After their smash, sold-out, critically-acclaimed New York debut last season with Mildred Fierce - hailed as "blissfully over the top" in a rave review from The New York Times - the company returns with another filthy, flirty, fabulous parody. Snow White and the Seven Bottoms, starring drag legend Varla Jean Merman, is written by Ryan Landry and directed by James P. Bryne. The show had a hit run in Boston this spring and is currently running through September 14 in Provincetown. (more...)

'Fields of Blue' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Wembley, England (more...)

New Production Photo From ANNIE Remake Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 19, 2014

A new production photo featuring the Orphans from the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE and is now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release. (more...)

Carrying the Banner - NEWSIES' Road to Broadway!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! All this week we're bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. (more...)

Sevenly Creates First Ever "Photography As Art" Clothing Collaboration Benefiting Orphans In Africa
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Sevenly announces today that its new campaign, which runs beginning 10am PST, August 18-24, will raise funds to provide food, education, and a safe home for Orphans living in Watoto Children's Villages. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: Kentwood Players Presents ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler, Opening 9/12 at the Westchester Playhouse.
by Shari Barrett - Aug 15, 2014

Kentwood Players presents “Orphans” by Lyle Kessler from Friday, September 12 to Saturday, October 18, 2014 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by Kathy Dershimer and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Star Eva Noblezada Joins THE PHILIPPINE DREAM Charity Cabaret Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Filipino-American actress Eva Noblezada, currently starring as Kim in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre, has joined the line-up of artists set to perform at THE PHILIPPINE DREAM - a one-off Gala at the Leicester Square Theatre this Sunday (17 August). (more...)

BWW Reviews: ORPHANS - An ethical journey of worth
by Brett Considine - Aug 14, 2014

Orphans is a chilling ethical journey of three family members who ultimately find that they are alone and faced with an unenviable path to repentance. (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

Vivint Employees Package Meals for Special Needs Children in Haiti
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

This service project is part of a continuing partnership between Vivint Gives Back and the non-profit organization Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). As of spring of 2014, FMSC has packaged 600 million meals for malnourished children around the world. While FMSC meals reach children in more than 70 countries, Vivint will send meals to the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission, a special needs orphanage. (more...)

Florida Native Issie Swickle to Star in ANNIE National Tour; Show Comes to Broward Center, 10/7-19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Troika Entertainment, LLC has announced that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will launch September 26, 2014 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Drew Schofield to Release New EP Following Indiegogo Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Denver-based singer/songwriter Drew Schofield has seen a fair share of success since the launch of his music career in late 2012. In March of 2013, Drew was hand-selected by Grammy Award Winning producer John Shanks as a top 10 finalist for the Guitar Center Singer Songwriter 2 competition. (more...)

Issie Swickle, Gilgamesh Taggett and Lynn Andrews Set to Lead ANNIE National Tour; Martin Charnin to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Troika Entertainment, LLC just announced that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will launch September 26, 2014 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

Award Winning Vocalists Blake to Perform with Rachelle Ann Go at THE PHILIPPINE DREAM Charity Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

BRIT-Award winning vocalists BLAKE have joined the line-up of artists set to perform at THE PHILIPPINE DREAM - a one-off Gala at the Leicester Square Theatre this Sunday (17 August) to raise money for abandoned and neglected Orphans in Manila. (more...)

OWN Announces Revised August 2014 Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK *REVISED* AUGUST 2014 HIGHLIGHTS (more...)

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