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Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run October 4 to November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run October 4 - 8. Opening night is Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

New Musical SEA LEGS to Begin 9/20 at the American Theatre of Actors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Producers Lindsay Alexis, Alexa Bergman, and Jason Kovacs have announced that Sea Legs: A Nautical New Musical, with book and lyrics by Tyler Dean and music by Michael Tooman, will begin performances September 20 in the Chernuchin Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors. (more...)

WITNESS UGANDA, MOMIX, Neil Gaiman and More Set for Park City Institute's 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Entertaining, educating and illuminating. Park City Institute (formerly known as Park City Performing Arts Foundation) presents a dynamic season of eclectic, electrifying, awe-inspiring and internationally acclaimed dancers, musicians, family entertainers, speakers, actors and performance troupes. (more...)

Dan O'Brien & Suzan-Lori Parks to Receive 2014 The Horton Foote Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Mari Marchbanks announced today the 2014 recipients of the Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the legendary writer, to award excellence in American Theater. Presented biennially, the 2014 Prize for the 2012-13/2013-14 seasons' Outstanding New American Play is awarded to The Body of an American by Dan O'Brien. The 2014 Prize for Promising New American Play is awarded to Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary JOSHUA BELL: A YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS, 10/14
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The next edition of their three-time Emmy-nominated HBO Family Documentary Special will be Joshua Bell: A YoungArts MasterClass. Filmed in New York City and London, the program features internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell as he mentors, travels, and performs alongside nine talented young string musicians. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi Opening October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

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

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

Photo Flash: First Look at Lois Smith and More in CTG's MARJORIE PRIME World Premiere in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' opens at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play continues through October 19, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players opens ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler at the Westchester Playhouse 9/12
by Shari Barrett - Sep 12, 2014

Kentwood Players presents "Orphans" by Lyle Kessler, directed by Kathy Dershimer and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth,from September 12 to October 18, 2014 at the Westchester Playhouse. Here are staged photos from the production featuring Raul Bencomo as Phillip, Jeff Cheezum as Treat, and Karl Schott as Harold. (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' will open 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 tonight, September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

UPDATE: Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct in CABARET Meltdown Case; Ordered to Alcohol Rehab
by Movies News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Shia LaBeouf has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct at a June performance of Roundabout's Cabaret at New York's Studio 54. (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...)

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...)

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...)

SBPRA Releases OF ANGELS AND ORPHANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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Hartford Stage to Offer New Lunchtime Acting Classes this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Hartford Stage will offer a lunchtime acting class for beginners - a unique way to polish public speaking and presentation skills - in September. The ten-week course will be held on Wednesdays, starting September 3 and running through November 5, at Hartford Stage Rehearsal Studios at 942 Main Street from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. (more...)

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak to Helm Hartford Stage's HAMLET, Starring Zach Appelman, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

For his first directing project since winning the 2014 Tony Award, Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak will helm Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet, playing only four weeks, from October 16 to November 16, at Hartford Stage. Hamlet follows three popular Shakespearean productions in the last two years by Tresnjak: The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and last season's Macbeth. (more...)

INTAR to Open New Season with TEACH, TEACHER, TEACHEST, 9/12-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

INTAR presents the first production of its 2014 - '15 season: Teach, Teacher, Teachest by David Koteles, directed by Daniel Irizarry, beginning September 12th and continuing through October 5th only. Opening Night is set for Thursday, September 18th. (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

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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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