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Maxwell Caulfield Co-Stars with Rachel Sorsa in HELEN at Getty Villa, Now thru 9/29Maxwell Caulfield Co-Stars with Rachel Sorsa in HELEN at Getty Villa, Now thru 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

The Getty Museum and Playwrights' Arena in Los Angeles is pleased to offer Euripides' Helen, the seventh annual outdoor theatrical production in the Getty Villa's Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Presenting a surprising twist on the legend of Helen of Troy, Euripides' rarely performed Helen will feature a cast of thirteen led by distinguished actor Maxwell Caulfield as Menelaos, King of Sparta, and Rachel Sorsa as Helen. Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, artistic director of Los Angeles-based Playwrights' Arena, this production debuts a new adaptation by playwright Nick Salamone and a score by composer and musical director David O. (more...)

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre  7 Questions With Australia's Leading Lady Marina PriorThis Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre 7 Questions With Australia's Leading Lady Marina Prior
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Sep 4, 2012

With her star turns in the original productions of LES MISERABLES and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA she gave us our first Cosette, our first Christine. Much loved and much honoured, she is Australia's leading lady - welcome to Marina Prior's brain on musical theatre! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Manhattan Theatre Club's TAKING CARE OF BABYTickets on Sale Today for Manhattan Theatre Club's TAKING CARE OF BABY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Single tickets to the American premiere of TAKING CARE OF BABY, the new play by Dennis Kelly, directed by Erica Schmidtpresented as part of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II(131 West 55th Street) are available today, Monday, September 30. The play will begin previews on Tuesday, November 5 and open Tuesday, November 19. (more...)

Maxwell Caulfield Co-Stars with Rachel Sorsa in HELEN at Getty Villa, 9/6-29Maxwell Caulfield Co-Stars with Rachel Sorsa in HELEN at Getty Villa, 9/6-29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

The Getty Museum and Playwrights' Arena in Los Angeles is pleased to offer Euripides' Helen, the seventh annual outdoor theatrical production in the Getty Villa's Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Presenting a surprising twist on the legend of Helen of Troy, Euripides' rarely performed Helen will feature a cast of thirteen led by distinguished actor Maxwell Caulfield as Menelaos, King of Sparta, and Rachel Sorsa as Helen. Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, artistic director of Los Angeles-based Playwrights' Arena, this production debuts a new adaptation by playwright Nick Salamone and a score by composer and musical director David O. (more...)

Francois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY; Full Cast Announced!Francois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting for the American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Dennis Kelly and directed by Erica Schmidt. Joining previously announced cast members Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good) and Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), are Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). (more...)

Just Announced: Cast & Creative Set for KING KONG's 2013 Australian Premiere; Music from McLachlan & More...Just Announced: Cast & Creative Set for KING KONG's 2013 Australian Premiere; Music from McLachlan & More...
by BWW - Oct 6, 2012

The new stage musical KING KONG - one of the greatest love stories ever told - officially launched today by announcing its all-Australian lead cast and the line-up of international artists who will contribute to the score. One of the most ambitious shows to be staged in Australia, KING KONG premieres 15 June 2013 for an exclusive, Melbourne only, season at the Regent Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Manhattan Theatre Club Artistic Director Lynne Meadow Receives Sardi's CaricaturePhoto Coverage: Manhattan Theatre Club Artistic Director Lynne Meadow Receives Sardi's Caricature
by Walter McBride - Oct 24, 2012

Tonight, October 24, 2012, Sardi's unveiled a caricature for Manhattan Theatre Club's artistic director Lynn Meadow. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities, and we bring you photos from the event below! (more...)

Joanna Gleason & More Set for 54 Below this WeekJoanna Gleason & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 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: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...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jim Dale & Michele Lee Visit Charles Busch at 54 BelowPhoto Flash: Jim Dale & Michele Lee Visit Charles Busch at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Charles Busch launched his return to 54 Below last night, October 17. Among the fans at 54 Below cheering Busch on were Tony Award winner Jim Dale, and star of Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Michele Lee. (more...)

Cast of FIRST DATE, Joanna Gleason & More Set for 54 Below this WeekCast of FIRST DATE, Joanna Gleason & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 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...)

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch Brings RIDIN' HIGH to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Charles Busch Brings RIDIN' HIGH to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 8, 2013

The acclaimed actor/ Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend returns to 54 Below with a brand new show, chock full of outrageous personal stories, original characters and classic songs; all perfumed with his own unique form of glamour. Charles Busch continues to delight and re-define his craft as a master humorist, illusionist and camp icon. The author of dozens of hit plays (Tale of the Allergists Wife, Red Scare on Sunset, Flipping My Wig, Times Square Angel, Our Leading Lady, The Third Story, Die! Mommie! Die!, Psycho Beach Party, The Divine Sister & Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to name but a few), Busch returns to 54 Below, joined by Musical Director Tom Judson. Check out photos of Busch in action below! (more...)

Laura Benanti, Annaleigh Ashford & More to Join The Skivvies at 54 Below this WeekLaura Benanti, Annaleigh Ashford & More to Join The Skivvies at 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 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...)

MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY Begins Performances TomorrowMTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of TAKING CARE OF BABY by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly will begin performances tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5. Directed by Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse), the cast features Francois Battiste(Magic/ Bird), Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good), Margaret Colin (The Columnist, "Gossip Girl"), Michael Crane(Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ("Smash"). (more...)

KING KONG Musical Eyeing Broadway for 2014? Foxwoods Theater First Choice?KING KONG Musical Eyeing Broadway for 2014? Foxwoods Theater First Choice?
by BWW - Nov 29, 2012

According to Patrick Healy in the New York Times, the show is already casting its eye towards Broadway, with a hopeful launch 'as early as 2014'. He reports that (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABYPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 20, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of TAKING CARE OF BABY by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly opened last night, Tuesday, November 19. Directed by Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse), the cast features Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good), Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). This five week limited engagement of TAKING CARE OF BABY is presented as part of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). Previews began Tuesday, November 5. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABYBWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 20, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly opened last night, Tuesday, November 19. Directed by Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse), the cast features Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good), Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jacksonoff-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). This five week limited engagement of Taking Care of Baby is presented as part of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). Previews began Tuesday, November 5. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)

Francois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY, Opening TonightFrancois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Dennis Kelly and directed by Erica Schmidt. Joining previously announced cast members Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good) and Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), are Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). (more...)

MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY with Margaret Colin Opens TonightMTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY with Margaret Colin Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of TAKING CARE OF BABY by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly opens tonight, Tuesday, November 19. Directed by Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse), the cast features Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good), Margaret Colin (The Columnist, "Gossip Girl"), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ("Smash"). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mysterious, Witty and All-Around Engaging - TRP's SPIDER'S WEBBWW Reviews: Mysterious, Witty and All-Around Engaging - TRP's SPIDER'S WEB
by Noah Lee Jordan - Nov 18, 2013

Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB is a regular whodunit mystery. It's smart. It's humorous. And it always keeps you guessing. Instead of the expected holiday-focused production Theatre in the Round Players is offering up a little something different this season and I am more than happy to accept. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Amelia Campbell, Margaret Colin, Francois Battiste and More in MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABYPhoto Flash: First Look at Amelia Campbell, Margaret Colin, Francois Battiste and More in MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the American premiere of TAKING CARE OF BABY by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly.Directed by Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse), the cast features Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good), Margaret Colin (The Columnist, "Gossip Girl"), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips(Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ("Smash"). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Alice Ripley, Katie Rose Clarke & More Set for 54 Below this WeekAlice Ripley, Katie Rose Clarke & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 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...)

Matthew Morrison, Cast of CHICAGO, & More Set for 54 Below This WeekMatthew Morrison, Cast of CHICAGO, & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 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. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular 'Backstage' with Susie Mosher is the '54 Piano Bar,' a new vocal competition - 'The Callback,' and more: (more...)

Laura Benanti, Frances Ruffelle and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 6/1Laura Benanti, Frances Ruffelle and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Coming up at 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. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher is the "54 Piano Bar," a new vocal competition - 'The Callback," and more, including: stage and television star Laura Benanti, High Fidelity in Concert, WGBO Jazz Series: Karrin Allyson Quartet, Tony winner Frances Ruffelle, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band, Sondheim Unplugged and Simply Streisand. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lots Happening in Central Square Theater's DISTRACTEDBWW Reviews: Lots Happening in Central Square Theater's DISTRACTED
by Alexandra Lonati - May 17, 2013

A show about how complicated raising a child now seems to be with the constant presence of technology, the media, new learning disabilities and disorders, and the fact that everyone is always on the move. Everything is much more complicated, and pure familial values are not always easy to find anymore. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2013

Whether he's playing a Westchester housewife who's preparing her cabaret tribute to Edith Piaf, Cinderella's much maligned stepmother in the style of Mildred Pierce, or the tough but warm-hearted owner of a speakeasy, performance legend Charles Busch continues to delight and redefine his craft as a master humorist, illusionist, and camp icon. The author of dozens of hit plays (Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Red Scare on Sunset, Flipping My Wig, Times Square Angel, Our Leading Lady, The Third Story, Die! Mommie! Die!, Psycho Beach Party, The Divine Sister, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to name but a few), Busch makes his 54 Below debut for two very special year end performances, joined by Musical Director Tom Judson. Expect laughter, music, tears, and sequins. But no boas. Busch will play 54 below March 7-14. Check out photos of Busch in rehearsal below! (more...)

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival 2014 Kicks Off TodayOut of the Loop Fringe Festival 2014 Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin previously announced the line-up for the 2014 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, today, March 6-16, 2014 at the Addison Theatre and Conference Centre. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Adam Pascal, Caissie Levy and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 3/10Marilyn Maye, Adam Pascal, Caissie Levy and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 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. 54 Below also launches its new series of late night events this March. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher will be the "54 Piano Bar," a new vocal competition - 'The Callback," and more, including Telly Award winner Jamie DeRoy & Friends, Broadway star Chester Gregory, singing sensation Marilyn Maye, Late Night at 54 Below, Tony nominee Adam Pascale, actor/screenwriter/playwright Charles Busch, Broadway's Caissie Levy, Walking the Line - Music of Johnny Cash. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Ellen Burstyn and More Set for Drama Desk's THE ART OF STORYTELLING Panel at Sardi's, TodayDavid Hyde Pierce, Ellen Burstyn and More Set for Drama Desk's THE ART OF STORYTELLING Panel at Sardi's, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

On Today, March 22nd, 2013, please join Award winning Broadway stars David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen ('Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'); Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Marvel ('Picnic') and *Jane Houdyshell ('Dead Accounts') for 'The Art of Storytelling,' this year's Drama Desk Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street). (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Charles Busch, Ricky Ritzel and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 3/17Marilyn Maye, Charles Busch, Ricky Ritzel and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 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. 54 Below also launches its new series of late night events this March. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher will be the "54 Piano Bar," a new vocal competition - 'The Callback," singing sensation Marilyn Maye, performance legend Charles Busch, cabaret's own Ricky Ritzel, performance artist James Jackson, Jr. and more! (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Ellen Burstyn and More Set for Drama Desk's THE ART OF STORYTELLING Panel at Sardi's, 3/22David Hyde Pierce, Ellen Burstyn and More Set for Drama Desk's THE ART OF STORYTELLING Panel at Sardi's, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

On Friday, March 22nd, 2013, please join Award winning Broadway stars David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen ('Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'); Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Marvel ('Picnic') and *Jane Houdyshell ('Dead Accounts') for 'The Art of Storytelling,' this year's Drama Desk Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street). (more...)

Twitter Watch: IF/THEN Preps for Oscars with #BregALegIdina CampaignTwitter Watch: IF/THEN Preps for Oscars with #BregALegIdina Campaign
by BWW Staff - Mar 1, 2014

On Twitter Watch, IF/THEN wrote 'stuff and tweets' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MTC Celebrates Lynne Meadow With Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski and MoreSTAGE TUBE: MTC Celebrates Lynne Meadow With Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski and More
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has created a special short film in celebration of Lynne Meadow's 40th anniversary as the visionary and artistic leader of the organization. The film premiered on Monday, June 18 during a special tribute event honoring Meadow at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - now view the video below! (more...)

KING KONG Musical Invades Australia, Opening Tonight at Melbourne's Regent TheatreKING KONG Musical Invades Australia, Opening Tonight at Melbourne's Regent Theatre
by BWW - Jun 15, 2013

The new stage musical KING KONG - one of the greatest love stories ever told - features an all-Australian lead cast and a line-up of International Artists contributing to the score. One of the most ambitious shows to be staged in Australia, KING KONG premieres tonight, 15 June 2013, for an exclusive, Melbourne-only season at the Regent Theatre. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl JonesTickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lots Happening in Central Square Theater's DISTRACTEDBWW Reviews: Lots Happening in Central Square Theater's DISTRACTED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

A show about how complicated raising a child now seems to be with the constant presence of technology, the media, new learning disabilities and disorders, and the fact that everyone is always on the move. Everything is much more complicated, and pure familial values are not always easy to find anymore. (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 SeasonJay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'BaBY GiRL' Comes Out at Empire StageBWW Reviews: 'BaBY GiRL' Comes Out at Empire Stage
by Michelle Petrucci - Jul 16, 2012

In a cozy blackbox on the edge of downtown Fort Lauderdale and the well-known LGBT-friendly neighborhood of Wilton Manors, the world premiere of local playwright Kim Ehly's "BaBY GiRL" was welcomed among a warm and supportive audience with a penchant for raucous laughter. (more...)

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival 2014 Lineup Announced; Kicks Off 3/6Out of the Loop Fringe Festival 2014 Lineup Announced; Kicks Off 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced the line-up for the 2014 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, March 6-16, 2014 at the Addison Theatre and Conference Centre. (more...)

B.J. Novak In; Stephen Tobolowsky Out of THE MINDY PROJECTB.J. Novak In; Stephen Tobolowsky Out of THE MINDY PROJECT
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

TVLine reports that Stephen Tobolowsky has been written out of the FOX freshman comedy THE MINDY PROJECT. The actor portrayed Dr. Shulman, the head of the OB-GYN practice where Kaling's character works. (more...)

MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY Begins Final Week of PerformancesMTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY Begins Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly begins its final week of performances tonight at 7:30PM. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Set to Host THE SOUND OF MUSIC Screening at XL Nightclub on 12/5Ben Rimalower Set to Host THE SOUND OF MUSIC Screening at XL Nightclub on 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

The kindness continues on December 5th when XL Nightclub, Cabaret and Lounge will host a screening of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! starring Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald, Stephen Moyer, Christian Borle and Laura Benanti. Doors will open at 6pm at XL (512 42nd ST between 10th and 11th Avenues). The screening will be shown on HD TVs throughout the space at 8pm. Door prizes will include autographed posters and cast albums of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! and CINDERELLA. For advance reservations please visit www.soundofmusicforOMB.eventbrite.com (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Dec 1 - ANNIE's Lilla Crawford is 'Lincoln', Broadway Casts Show Solidarity and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Dec 1 - ANNIE's Lilla Crawford is 'Lincoln', Broadway Casts Show Solidarity and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! Today's photos feature Annie star Lilla Crawford doing a dead-on (although red-headed) impersonation of President Lincoln, the casts of The Public Theater's GIANT, NEWSIES, EVITA, A CHRISTMAS STORY, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, ONCE, SPIDER-MAN, CHAPLIN, CHICAGO, WICKED, SCANDALOUS, THE BOOK OF MORMON and many more joining together to support the third season of webseries 'Submissions Only', and quite a few pics from regional shows! (more...)

Maxwell Caulfield Co-Stars with Rachel Sorsa in HELEN at Getty Villa, 9/6-29Maxwell Caulfield Co-Stars with Rachel Sorsa in HELEN at Getty Villa, 9/6-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

The Getty Museum and Playwrights' Arena in Los Angeles is pleased to offer Euripides' Helen, the seventh annual outdoor theatrical production in the Getty Villa's Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Presenting a surprising twist on the legend of Helen of Troy, Euripides' rarely performed Helen will feature a cast of thirteen led by distinguished actor Maxwell Caulfield as Menelaos, King of Sparta, and Rachel Sorsa as Helen. Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, artistic director of Los Angeles-based Playwrights' Arena, this production debuts a new adaptation by playwright Nick Salamone and a score by composer and musical director David O. (more...)

BWW Profile: Kate Mulgrew Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Kate Mulgrew Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Scott Fullerton - Aug 22, 2014

Kate Mulgrew is a celebrated actress of stage, screen and television; from Broadway shows including EQUUS, MARY STUART, and TEA AT FIVE; to films like A STRANGER IS WATCHING, THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN, and STAR TREK NEMISIS, to her most famous roles in RYAN'S HOPE, MRS. COLUMBO, and STAR TREK VOYAGER. (more...)

Meet the Hottest Stars of the Summer 2013 Broadway Season!Meet the Hottest Stars of the Summer 2013 Broadway Season!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 2, 2013

Summertime is an important season for Broadway, with tourists flocking from all over to check out the stars they watched on the Tony Awards, be the first to visit the newest additions to the Broadway line-up, and even stop back at an old favorite. Need help keeping track of Broadway's newest and most buzzed-about performers? BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of the hottest stars of the summer below! (more...)

MTC to Present U.S. Premiere of Dennis Kelly's TAKING CARE OF BABY, Begin. Nov. 5; Margaret Colin, Reed Birney & More to StarMTC to Present U.S. Premiere of Dennis Kelly's TAKING CARE OF BABY, Begin. Nov. 5; Margaret Colin, Reed Birney & More to Star
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, and Mandy Greenfield have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the American premiere of TAKING CARE OF BABY, by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly, directed by Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse at MTC, Invasion!). TAKING CARE OF BABY will begin previews on Tuesday, November 5 and open Tuesday, November 19 as part of MTC's 2013-2014 season of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Artistic Director Paul Hope Talks Bayou City Concert Musicals, Charity & EducationBWW Interviews: Artistic Director Paul Hope Talks Bayou City Concert Musicals, Charity & Education
by David Clarke - Aug 13, 2012

Despite being completely busy preparing for the concert staging of A TOUCH OF VENUS, Paul Hope, Artistic Director and Founder of Bayou City Concert Musicals, took a break from his busy schedule to talk to me about his innovative and charitable organization. Since it's inception, Bayou City Concert Musicals has been providing Houston audiences with well-produced and lauded performances of often-neglected musicals. Continuing to grow an ever-increasing loyal audience and fan following, I asked Paul Hope to tell me more about Bayou City Concert Musicals and the shows they choose to produce. (more...)

The Colony Theatre to Present Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, 4/16-5/18The Colony Theatre to Present Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview on Wednesday, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Presents Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, Now thru 5/18The Colony Theatre Presents Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview tonight, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

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