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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/8-3/9/2014
by - Mar 9, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 9, 2014 - Sunday, March 9, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Winner Stew Previews 'NEW STEW REVIEW' at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2014

Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Stew (Passing Strange), recently gathered at 54 Below for a press performance of his his show THE NEW STEW REVIEW, which he performed at the venue this weekend. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special preview below! (more...)

Lincoln Center to Present GREAT PERFORMERS Concerts, DEAR MANDELA and More, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Lincoln Center has announced an exciting lineup of events for April 2014. (more...)

'Always Something Left to Love...' Meet the Full Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 7, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow night, Saturday, March 8, for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

TRANS FORMATIVE - SONGS THAT PROPEL US Benefit Set for Joe's Pub, 3/24 & 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Voice teacher and occasional producer, Barbara Maier Gustern and Downtown producer/performer Eric L. Schmalenberger present: TRANS Formative - Songs That Propel Us: A Benefit for New York Voices, Joe's Pub's artist commissioning program, and the Ali Forney Center. Two extravaganzas featuring stars of the downtown scene will play at Joe's Pub at The Public, 425 Lafayette Street, on March 24 and April 28. Show times are at 9:30pm. (more...)

De'Adre Aziza, Rebecca Naomi Jones and More to Join Stew's THE NEW STEW REVIEW at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

54 BELOW presents Tony Award winner Stew (Passing Strange) in 'The New Stew Review,' tonight, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at 8PM. Special guest performers for the evening include Tony nominee De'Adre Aziza (Passing Strange), Luqman Brown (Hurt Village), David Cale (Threepenny Opera), Eisa Davis (Passing Strange), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Dreamgirls), Alex Emanuel (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Three Days of Rain), and Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange). (more...)

Official: HAMILTON, Written by and Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Set for Public Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

As first reported by BWW yesterday, HAMILTON, written by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, will have its world premiere next January as part of The Public's 2014-15 season at Astor Place. Directed by his In The Heights collaborator Thomas Kail, this new musical features Miranda playing Alexander Hamilton, one of our country's Founding Fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury. Tax-deductible Public Theater Memberships are available now and guarantee early access to tickets. (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago Stages DESSA ROSE at Victory Gardens, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will launch its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays today, March 6 - April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

De'Adre Aziza, Rebecca Naomi Jones and More to Join Stew's THE NEW STEW REVIEW at 54 Below, Beg. 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

54 BELOW presents Tony Award winner Stew (Passing Strange) in 'The New Stew Review,' Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at 8PM. Special guest performers for the evening include Tony nominee De'Adre Aziza (Passing Strange), Luqman Brown (Hurt Village), David Cale (Threepenny Opera), Eisa Davis (Passing Strange), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Dreamgirls), Alex Emanuel (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Three Days of Rain), and Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange). (more...)

Len Cariou & Lee Wilkof Join Cast of Carnegie Hall's GUYS AND DOLLS Concert; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced the complete cast for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, Applause, A Little Night Music) joins the cast as Arvide Abernathy along with Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof (Assassins, Little Shop of Horrors, Kiss Me Kate) as Harry the Horse. Members of the Mission Band joining Allison Blackwell (Agatha) are J.D. Webster (Calvin), Linda Mugleston (Martha), and Joseph Torello (Joseph). (more...)

54 SINGS SIDE SHOW, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

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...)

PASSING STRANGE Opens 4/25 at Mixed Blood Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Identity and racial politics form the foundation of Passing Strange, one of the seminal musicals of our time, and Mixed Blood Theatre's production honors that epic rock legacy, with the added dimension of the intimacy and immediacy of the Alan Page Auditorium. With disparate styles that range from '60's Europop to '70's punk to '80's electronica, to gospel, soul, and funk, to musical theatre, and with a nod to James Brown, this Tony Award winner is a play within a rock concert. Eschewing preconceptions, this band's lead singer is a middle class African American Buddhist rocker ex-pat story-teller, sharing the picaresque journey of his youth via 24 songs. The play's title is inspired by a passage in Shakespeare's OTHELLO. (more...)

Emmy-Winner Michael Emerson Joins Cast of Three Day Hangover's BIG BOOZY BENEFIT, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Emmy Award-winner Michael Emerson (Person of Interest, Lost) will join the cast for Three Day Hangover's Big Boozy Benefit, an event supporting the company's awesome 2014 Season to be held this Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7pm at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, 196 Allen Street (bet. East Houston and Stanton) in NYC. (more...)

Lovestream Concert Now Online to Celebrate Release of Sherie Rene Scott's ALL WILL BE WELL Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

A special new Lovestream concert is now available online to celebrate the release of Sherie Rene Scott, All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions. The new Sh-K-Boom Records album is now available as a digital exclusive on iTunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. (more...)

Jennifer Mudge, Stephen Plunkett, Liv Rooth and More Join Three Day Hangover's BIG BOOZY BENEFIT, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

New cast members have been announced for Three Day Hangover's Big Boozy Benefit, an event supporting the company's awesome 2014 Season! Jennifer Mudge (Rocky), Autumn Hurlbert (NBC's The Sound of Music Live!), Allison Guinn (Hair), Stephen Plunkett (War Horse, The Mend), Chad Goodridge (Passing Strange), January LaVoy (Enron), and Liv Rooth (Beyond Therapy, Venus in Fur) will join the previously announced cast members, all of whom represent a crazy-talented and ridiculously good-looking group of actors from Broadway, film and TV. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Now Playing Through 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launched its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays through April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. Check out a first look beow! (more...)

Abrons Art Center to Stage Tony Torn's UBU SINGS UBU, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Actor/director Tony Torn and Julie Atlas Muz star in Ubu Sings Ubu, an immersive theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi and the songs of experimental cult band Pere Ubu. Adapted from a version of the original French text, and run through the Google Translateengine, Torn and company are fueled by the giddy, angular new wave rock of Pere Ubu, the cult band whose name and style were inspired by the play. Torn, who co-directs with Dan Safer of Witness Relocation, plays Pere Ubu while Muz is Mere Ubu, in a bizarre parody of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in Poland instead of Scotland. (more...)

Soho Rep to Host 2014 Spring Gala, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Hosted by Gretchen Mol and Tim Blake Nelson, Spring Fete, Soho Rep.'s Spring 2014 Gala, will honor Jon Dembrow, Soho Rep. Board Chair since 1999, at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on March 31. The event will feature presentations by two-time Academy award-winner Sally Field, Academy award-winner Marisa Tomei, Emmy award-winner Bobby Cannavale, comedian Richard Lewis, and Tony nominated actress Marin Ireland along with performances by three-time Grammy award-winner Steve Earle, Tony award-winner Bill Irwin, composer Todd Almond (Tempest), playwright and OBIE award-winning actress Eisa Davis (Passing Strange) and actress Amber Gray (Natasha Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

Photo Flash: Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Now Playing Through 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launches its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays through April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

Daniel Breaker to Join THE BOOK OF MORMON Cast as 'Mafala' in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Tony nominee Daniel Breaker just announced via Twitter that he will soon join the cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON as tribal chief 'Mafala.' He writes: I'm pleased to join the @BookofMormon this Feb on B'way!!! Come see me play Mafala in this absolutely hilarious show!!! #LoveMormon'. Breaker will replace original cast member Michael Potts. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Play Final Broadway Performance at Lyceum Theatre on Feb. 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin will play its final performance on Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). On that date, the show will have played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin plays its final performance tonight, Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre. The show has played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances since beginning previews on Friday, September 20 and opening on Thursday, October 10. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 1 - 7
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 7, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at the cast of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher's debut performance of CINDERELLA, intermission and superbowl pictures from casts across Broadway, and more! (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Stage DESSA ROSE at Victory Gardens, 3/6-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will launch its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays March 6 - April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press performance is Sunday, March 9 at 7 pm. (more...)

Tony Winner Stew to Bring THE NEW STEW REVIEW to 54 Below, 3/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Tony Award winner Stew will bring 'The New Stew Review' to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, for two performances only: March 7 and 8 at 8PM. 'After five years spent meditating in the wilds of Brooklyn's Prospect Park, I am excited to return to the Broadway scene with a preview of new songs from upcoming shows, old favorites, a big band and a bundle of special guests, for two nights of suspense, grooves and surprises,' stated Stew. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Norbert Leo Butz & More Celebrate MTC at Winter Benefit!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Feb 4, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club presented its annual Winter Benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show featuring Broadway's brightest stars last night, February 3, 2014 at The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Fredrick P. Rose Hall (Broadway & 60th Street). This year's Winter Benefit was directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Explorers Club) and featured performances by Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker (Shrek, Passing Strange), two-time Tony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz (Big Fish, Catch Me If You Can ), two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde), and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (Romeo & Juliet, The Trip To Bountiful). BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Alan Cumming, Stella Schnabel & Charles L. Kerr Named Co-Chairs of PS122's Give Performance Space Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Performance Space 122, an East Village contemporary performance hub, announces the co-chairs of their Give Performance Space campaign, which coincides with the renovation of their over 30-year home at 150 1st Avenue. Give Performance Space is a capacity campaign to launch Performance Space 122's growth as an organization with the goal of better serving the artists and audiences of New York City. The co-chairs are acclaimed actor, photographer and activist Alan Cumming; producer, writer and director Stella Schnabel and PS122 Board Vice President Charles L. Kerr, partner at international law office Morrison & Foerster. (more...)

Dave Malloy, John Leguizamo & More Receive Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Today, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announces that it has selected 18 projects from more than 30 innovative artists for its third Summer Residency Lab. This June, as part of an extraordinary laboratory for collaboration, some of the nation's most prominent and promising writers, directors, and composers will unite at the Theatre's campus in West Berkeley for an intense four-week period to live, dine, and create new plays together. Dozens more local and out-of-town actors and directors will join The Ground Floor process, bringing the number of artists involved close to 100. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Beth Leavel, Stew & More Preview 54 Below Shows
by Walter McBride - Feb 25, 2014

54 Below's upcoming acts, including Emmy Award-winner Fyvush Finkel (TV's 'Picket Fences,' 'Boston Public'; the film A Serious Man; on stage, Little Shop of Horrors, Cafe Crown); Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf , 42nd Street,Show Boat, Crazy for You), and Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Stew (Passing Strange), recently gathered at the venue for a press performance. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the speical preview below! (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Natasha Yvette Williams & More to Honor Linda Twine at Stage 72, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Some of Broadway's brightest stars will join host Colman Domingo (Tony nominee THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Passing Strange) in a tribute to the beloved Broadway music director Linda Twine - who has served as music director for numerous shows including THE COLOR PURPLE, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, BIG RIVER and A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD - at the first-ever SINGERS ALWAYS DELIVER concert on Monday, March 10 at 7 pm at Stage 72 (158 W. 72 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Promo Shots for Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Begin. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launches its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays March 6 - April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press performance is Sunday, March 9 at 7 pm. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Rocks the National Theatre, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The national tour of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, the explosive Broadway hit, makes its Washington premiere tonight, February 18, and continues through the 23rd at National Theatre as part of the Broadway at the National subscription series. (more...)

Jayne Houdyshell, John Bolton, Christopher Fitzgerald & More Join Cast of Carnegie Hall's GUYS AND DOLLS Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced cast additions for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Cast additions include: John Bolton (A Christmas Story the Musical, Curtains) as Angie the Ox; Robert Clohessy (HBO's Boardwalk Empire) as Lieutenant Brannigan; Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys, Passing Strange) as Rusty Charlie; John Treacy Egan (The Producers,Sister Act) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson;Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein,Wicked) as Benny Southstreet; Jayne Houdyshell (Follies, Romeo and Juliet) as General Matilda B. Cartwright; and Steve Schirripa (HBO's The Sopranos) as Big Jule. Hot Box Girls include Jenny LaRoche, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Samantha Sturm, and Katie Webber; crapshooters are Stephen Carrasco, Taurean Everett, Michaeljon Slinger, Justin Urso, and Amos Wolff. The vocal ensemble is comprised of Cree Carrico, Christine DiGiallonardo, Timothy McDevitt, Max Miller, and Joseph Torello. Allison Blackwell is also featured as Agatha. The remaining cast will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Kicks Off 2014 Season with THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Artistic Director Bill Rauch recently announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2014 playbill. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

Ariana DeBose and More Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

Fresh from her solo cabaret engagement at 54 Below, Broadway starlet Ariana DeBose (Motown, Bring It On) has joined the previously announced line-up for the upcoming return of Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band. This marks DeBose's third guest appearance with the ensemble. DeBose will perform material she has never sung with the Rosen's Big Band before. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from Rebecca Naomi Jones' AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2014

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to expand its scope celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. Featured over the weekend was Rebecca Naomi Jones, and you can watch highlights from her concert below! (more...)

New York Live Arts' Festival JAMES BALDWIN THIS TIME! Presents World Premiere of NOTHING PERSONAL, 4/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

As part of New York Live Arts' second annual Live Ideas festival, James Baldwin, This Time!, director Patricia McGregor (Katori Hall's Hurt Village, Marcus Gardley's The House That Will Not Stand) and actor Colman Domingo, of Lee Daniel's The Butler and Stew's Passing Strange,present the world premiere of Nothing Personal. This production, which shares the name of the exceptionally powerful 1964 volume by James Baldwin and renowned photographer Richard Avedon, brings the collaboration to life in a wrenchingly original stage adaptation. (more...)

Abrons Art Center to Stage Tony Torn's UBU SINGS UBU, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Actor/director Tony Torn and Julie Atlas Muz star in Ubu Sings Ubu, an immersive theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi and the songs of experimental cult band Pere Ubu. Adapted from a version of the original French text, and run through the Google Translateengine, Torn and company are fueled by the giddy, angular new wave rock of Pere Ubu, the cult band whose name and style were inspired by the play. Torn, who co-directs with Dan Safer of Witness Relocation, plays Pere Ubu while Muz is Mere Ubu, in a bizarre parody of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in Poland instead of Scotland. (more...)

Christina Sajous to Make 54 Below Debut this Week, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Broadway's Christina Sajous will make her 54 Below debut on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:30pm. Sajous will premiere a brand new show co-conceived and directed by Ethan Paulini. Tickets $25-35 are now on sale and available at www.54below.com or by calling 646.476.3551. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Rebecca Naomi Jones' AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert Live at 8pm!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2014

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to expand its scope celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. Featured tonight, April 4 is Rebecca Naomi Jones, and you can tune in and watch it live at 8pm by clicking below! (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Stage DESSA ROSE at Victory Gardens, 3/6-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will launch its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays March 6 - April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press performance is Sunday, March 9 at 7 pm. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Lea Delaria, Kathy Najimy, Taran Killam & More Set for 24 HOUR MUSICALS on 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

A team of nearly 100 stars from Broadway, film, television, and music will cast, write, compose, direct, rehearse, tech, and perform four original musicals - all in the obscenely short time between an evening meet-and-greet on Sunday, April 6 and show time on Monday, April 7 at 8pm. The 24 Hour Company is teaming with the Exchange, an off-Broadway theater company, to create the sixth-ever 24 Hour Musicals. The event benefits the Exchange's summer retreat, The Orchard Project, which kick-starts innovative new theatrical work from around the world. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Cast of Mixed Blood's PASSING STRANGE, Opening 4/25
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

Identity and racial politics form the foundation of Passing Strange, one of the seminal musicals of our time, and Mixed Blood Theatre's production honors that epic rock legacy, with the added dimension of the intimacy and immediacy of the Alan Page Auditorium. With disparate styles that range from '60's Europop to '70's punk to '80's electronica, to gospel, soul, and funk, to musical theatre, and with a nod to James Brown, this Tony Award winner is a play within a rock concert. Eschewing preconceptions, this band's lead singer is a middle class African American Buddhist rocker ex-pat story-teller, sharing the picaresque journey of his youth via 24 songs. The play's title is inspired by a passage in Shakespeare's OTHELLO. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Present Tony-Winning Comedy 'VANYA AND SONIA', 5/22-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

For the final show of the its 50th Anniversary Season, Hartford Stage will present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - the most popular play in America this year and the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play - from May 22 to June 15. Maxwell Williams, Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director, will direct this rollicking comedy by Christopher Durang (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Betty's Summer Vacation). (more...)

Jarrod Spector, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Emily Padgett & More Set for NOBODY LOVES YOU Reading on 4/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Araca Group will present a two week developmental reading of NOBODY LOVES YOU, a musical comedy with book & lyrics by Itamar Moses and music & lyrics by Gaby Alter with presentations on April 17 & 18, 2014. (more...)

Soho Rep's Spring 2014 Gala Evacuated After Venue Mishap
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Off-Broadway's Soho Repertory Theatre was forced to evacuate and cancel its Spring 2014 gala last night, March 31, after a support beam of the second floor balcony at the Angel Orensanz Center cracked around 7:15 p.m. According to New York Magazine, the floor began to sag on the left side of the balcony at the Lower East Side synagogue. (more...)

Lincoln Center Presents GREAT PERFORMERS Concerts, DEAR MANDELA and More, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Lincoln Center has announced an exciting lineup of events for April 2014. (more...)

Philly Native Colman Domingo to Return Home with A BOY AND HIS SOUL, 5/23-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Colman Domingo is finding that you can go home again, as he returns to his native Philadelphia to perform for the first time since his Tony Award-nominated Broadway turn in the hit musical, The Scottsboro Boys. Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2013-2014 season with the Philadelphia premiere of A Boy and His Soul, written and performed by Colman Domingo with direction by Tony Kelly. This solo play with soul music runs May 23-June 22 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). (more...)

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