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THE PRIMITIVES to Release New Album After 22 Years Apart!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Although the original line-up that THE PRIMITIVES started with in Coventry (England) included PJ Court (vocals, guitar), Keiron McDermott (vocals), Steve Dullaghan (bass) and Pete Tweedie (drums), before releasing their first and successful album, “Lovely”, in 1988, Tweedie had already been substituted by Tig Williams, and Mcdermott was replaced by the platinum blonde Tracy Tracy, the band's true icon. (more...)

Maxine Linehan to Bring BEAUTIFUL SONGS to the Met Room, 10/1-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

After a critically acclaimed run of her solo show An American Journey, Maxine Linehan will next present Beautiful Songs. The show will begin performances on Wednesday, October 1st at The Metropolitan Room in New York (34 W. 22nd Street) and will follow with performances on October 8th, 15th and 22nd. (more...)

Cape May Stage to Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, 9/24-10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Cape May Stage tackles intense family dynamics with Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz. A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this depiction of a family with deeply oppositional political views is a stirring reminder of the depth of family ties. (more...)

The Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Summer Season, National Tour, BBC Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company announces the summer 2015 season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HOW I BECAME A PIRATE Offers Swashbuckling Delight
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - Sep 23, 2014

Almost all children (and not a few adults) have a fascination with all things piratical, and the musical HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, currently in production at Columbia Children's Theatre through September 28, yields plenty of material to indulge that fascination. This fun offering, written by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, based on the popular children's book of the same name by Melinda Long, has plenty to engage children and also keep their parents smiling broadly throughout the approximate one-hour running time. Young children will take this fantastic journey into the world of (not-so-scary) pirates at face value, perhaps even responding directly to the actors, while their older siblings and adults will appreciate the sly humor and send-up of buccaneer lore. (more...)

We remember Polly Bergen
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Sep 22, 2014

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THE KINKS Celebrate 50th with 5-Disc Box Set, Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

September 10, 1964, some 50 years ago, The Kinks had their first number one with the classic 'You Really Got Me' and the rest is rock n roll history. (more...)

Ziegfeld Society to Present Walter Willison in JOLSON, MY DAD & ME, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Walter Willison in JOLSON, MY DAD & ME on Saturday, September 27th. The multi-media musical weaves together the songs of Al Jolson to tell the story of his father as a young man, growing up in the early part of the 20th Century, through Prohibition, The Great Depression, WWII, and into the present day, and of his own personal encounters with such iconic Jolson associates as Ruby Keeler, Patsy Kelly, Judy Garland, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin and others. Featuring such all-time American Songbook classics as 'Rockabye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody', 'Swanee', 'You Made Ne Love You' and many more. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/20-9/21/2014
by - Sep 21, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Special Photo Flashback: Remembering Polly Bergen
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com reported yesterday the sad news that actress, singer and stage veteran Polly Bergen died today at her home in Connecticut, at 84 of natural causes. The star was surrounded by friends and family at the time of her passing. Today, we take a look back at photos of the star, taken by BWW's Walter McBride. (more...)

Broadway Vet Polly Bergen Dies at 84
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the sad news that actress, singer and stage veteran Polly Bergen died today at her home in Connecticut, at 84 of natural causes. The star was surrounded by friends and family at the time of her passing. (more...)

BWW Catch Up: Shots, Shots, Shots! Slow-Watching Episode 7 of OITNB
by Colleen Maus - Sep 2, 2014

And we're back! Episode seven, “Comic Sans” shows us Black Cindy's past, the result of Jimmy's escape and a horrible hook-up between two equally horrible people. Let's dive right in. (more...)

FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS to Play Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 9-11 October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Women & Theatre's 30th anniversary celebrations culminate in an exciting new production, fittingly titled, For the Past 30 Years, at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from October 9 - 11 (press night Thursday 9 October, 8pm). The piece is not a history of the company, but a compelling collection of 6 monologues created from interviews with over 50 women who have also been doing their job for 30 years from 1984 to 2014. (more...)

SHALL WE TANGO? Festival to Kick Off Around New York City, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Let Tango embrace you when PAMAR presents 'Shall We Tango, NYC,' a festival of tango dance, music, master classes, film and theater, held in various NYC venues October 7-15. (more...)

BBC America Renews ORPHAN BLACK & BROADCHURCH, Orders Two New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

BBC AMERICA's General Manager, Perry Simon, made the following announcements today during the channel's presentation for the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's Beth Leavel, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Keala Settle & More Toast Elaine Stritch!
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2014

Fans and performers from around the world have gathered to honor the memory of Elaine Stritch. In a new video created and edited by Steven Carl McCasland, Artistic Director of Beautiful Soup Theater, over 25 participants have gathered to celebrate her most famous song, 'The Ladies Who Lunch'. Click below to check out appearances from Beth Leavel, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Elizabeth Stanley, Clyde Alves, Anne L. Nathan, Keala Settle, Nancy Shayne, and Lisa Brescia. (more...)

Hangar Theatre to Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, 7/31-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Finishing out its 40th Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre will be producing the regional premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's 2012 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, Other Desert Cities. Directed by Mark Shanahan, who is making his Hangar Theatre directing debut, Other Desert Cities will run from July 31, until August 9, 2014. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, August 1 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, as they celebrate the last show of their 40th Anniversary of the Mainstage Season. The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 in Cass Park. (more...)

BWW Interviews: POLLYWOG Playwright Keian McKee Talks Esther Williams, Neuroscience, and Swimming
by Katricia Lang - Jul 29, 2014

PollyWOG is heavy stuff. Not for the faint of heart. But I suspect, once you work through the uncomfortable challenging moments, it is, as PollyWOG author Keian McKee attests, transformative. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Announces New Contest 'The Art of the Mask'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today an extensive multi-tiered art contest in connection with the longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. (more...)

Polly Ferman's GlamourTango to Open the 2014 Latina Cultural Festival, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

Polly Ferman's 'GlamourTango,' the all-female multi-media music and dance spectacle that pays tribute to the women who were a major force in early tango, is proud to open the 2014 Latina Cultural Festival, Tuesday July 29th at 8 PM at Queens Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LENDER IS THE NIGHT is an Adaptation in Name Only, but That's Just Fine
by Jeff Davis - Jul 24, 2014

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Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Continue Irish Rep's Reading Series, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Irish Repertory Theatre, which 'encourages the development of works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures,' continues the eighth season of its Reading Series with Jen Silverman's play The Moors, directed by Jackson Gay. The reading will take place on Monday, July 28 at 3pm on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 W. 22nd Street). The reading is FREE and open to the public. An RSVP to the Irish Repertory Theatre Box Office at (212) 727-2737 is strongly suggested. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the Vineyard Theatre's New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's comedy BILLY & RAY this fall, with performances set to begin October 2 and an opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW TV: Craige Els Announced as New 'Miss Trunchbull' in West End's MATILDA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2014

Capturing the imagination of young and old alike, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre in London. Matilda has now been seen by almost 1.5million people since it transferred to the West End in October 2011. The production was commissioned by the RSC and played to sold-out audiences at the RSC's The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. Tickets are now on sale until Sunday 24 May 2015. (more...)

Disney Channel Announces August Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Disney Channel announces August 2014 Programming Highlights (more...)

HistorySleuth Authors Revive New York Murderess Polly Frisch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

In 1856, in the town of Alabama, NY, the cold blooded killings of Polly Frisch would stun her family, friends and the neighboring community. The true story of her crimes, and the fight to bring her to justice, is brought to life by Cindy Amrhein and Ellen Lea Bachorski in the 2014 edition of "Bread and Butter the Murders of Polly Frisch." In the fall of 1855, Polly had her fortune told. Her future foretold, 'that there would be two deaths in the family, and she was not to be one of the two to die' ~Bread and Butter the Murders of Polly Frisch Truth? Or, an elaborate fiction concocted by a woman who would stop at nothing to be rid of the husband and children standing between her and her lover? No one can say for sure. What we do know is that in 1856, Polly's killing spree began with a pinch of arsenic and didn't stop until her husband and at least two of her children were dead. Their deaths would raise a town up and bring to light one of the most heinous crimes in New York history. Through careful research, Amrhein and Bachorski pulled the story of Polly Frisch from the archives. Using clever storytelling, the authors recreate in vivid detail the days leading up to the death of Polly's first victim, her arrest, the five trials it took to convict her, and what happened when she was convicted of a crime that could make her the first woman in Genesee County history to go to the gallows. The first edition of "Bread and Butter the Murders of Polly Frisch" was released in 2000. The new release-also available in digital format-includes previously undisclosed research. About the Authors Cindy Amrhein was the Historian for Polly's hometown of Alabama from 1997 to 2007, and currently serves as the Assistant Historian in Wyoming County, NY. She says that the most fascinating part of the story of Polly Frisch was putting in chronological order the hour by hour events following the death of Polly's husband Henry-but she can't tell you why! 'I felt Polly's story needed to be told because it was just a fascinating tale from start to finish,' stated Amrhein, 'and there is an element of redemption at the end of it.' Ellen Lea Bachorski is the former owner of The Trading a Post, a store in the hamlet of Basom in Polly's hometown of Alabama. She is currently a member of the Friends of Batavia Peace Garden and serves on the board of the Historic Batavia Cemetery. For her, the most interesting part was seeing the dual sides of Polly coming together, and how it made her crimes even more heinous in the end. 'I enjoyed writing with Cindy,' says Bachorski. 'Historically, it's a great story. Add the many twists...how could it not be told?' The book is published by HistorySleuth Publications. Bread and Butter the Murders of Polly Frisch is currently available in hardcover, paperback and in e-book format from Amazon.com, iTunes books, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble's Nook Books. Booksellers and retailers interested in stocking the paperback version of the book can contact Cindy via email at the address below for discount terms. For more information, contact author Cindy Amrhein at historysleuth1@yahoo.com. (more...)

Jim Dale at Roundabout
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 10, 2014

Veteran actor Jim Dale has a long history with Roundabout Theatre Company. Starting with one of Roundabout's earliest successes, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Jim Dale has performed in five Roundabout productions over the last 30 years. In his brand new solo show, Just Jim Daleunder the direction of Tony winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Fosse, Ain't Misbehavin'), Dale shares his passion for the stage as he recounts a lifetime of irresistible showbiz tales. We look back at some of his great roles at Roundabout below. (more...)

The UUA Bookstore Presents Titles From the General Assembly 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

General Assembly (GA) 2014 was a resounding success. More than 4,700 Unitarian Universalists came together in Providence, RI, for insightful workshops and a chance to connect with our larger faith community. A number of books by prominent Unitarian Universalist authors were popular at this GA. In case you missed getting yours, we offer you a selection here. (more...)

Pillsbury Launches Toaster Strudel Made With 'More Fruit'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Pillsbury Toaster Strudel today announced the launch of its new product recipe, now made with more fruit, and corresponding 'More Fruit' campaign. To reach moms and millennials where they are already playing, Toaster Strudel partnered with Halfbrick, the makers of the popular app, Fruit Ninja. (more...)

Karen Bergreen, J-L Calvin and Mr. Eli Set for Comedy Night at The Schoolhouse, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Following two sold-out performances in its series of stand-up, The Schoolhouse Theater has scheduled three new comics for Comedy Night, Saturday, September 6, at 8 pm. The Schoolhouse Theater is located at 3 Owens Road, just off Route 22 in Croton Falls. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mildred's Umbrella Presents a Deep and Thoughtful Premiere of POLLYWOG
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Aug 4, 2014

BWW Reviews: Top Notch Actors in Keian McKee's PollyWOG (more...)

Judy Kaye, James Snyder & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Company of Fools' Denise Simone Among 2014 Governor's Awards in the Arts Recipients; Ceremony Set for 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts are pleased to announce that Core Company Artist Denise Simone is among the 2014 recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. Governor C. L. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter announced this year's honorees in August. Simone received the Excellence in the Arts distinction. (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND to Play the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions is delighted to announce the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Two-Time Tony Nominee Laura Osnes Talks Masterclasses in Texas
by Katricia Lang - Aug 27, 2014

Laura Osnes is bringing her beauty, brains and talent to Texas - Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth respectively. In each city, she will teach a masterclass drawing on her wealth of experience as a Broadway actress and Tony Award Nominee. In this interview, she talks about what she's been taught and what she plans to teach. If she approaches this class with the same charming mixture of pragmatism and idealism that she approaches her career, you'd better sign up fast. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Tiler Peck & More to Join Rebecca Luker & Boyd Gaines in LITTLE DANCER at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced complete casting for its world premiere musical production of Little Dancer. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Performances of Little Dancer will take place in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from October 25 to November 30, 2014. Press night will be Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

Cape May Stage to Present IVY LEAGUE OF COMEDY NIGHT with Karen Bergreen and Shaun Eli, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Cape May Stage transforms from a theatre into a comedy club for one night only! On Monday, September 8 at 8PM, the Ivy League of Comedy Night comes back for an encore performance. Shaun Eli returns, but this time with a new headliner - lawyer turned comedian and mother of two boys Karen Bergreen. You'll be rolling in the aisles and gasping from laughter in a night that can only be described as absolutely hysterical. It's comedy night, done right. (more...)

THEATRE503 Announces Fall Lineup - FREAK, BLIND EYE World Premiere and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Theatre503 announces their fall lineup. (more...)

BWW Catch-Up: Love Is a Battle Field in OITNB Episodes 5 & 6
by Colleen Maus - Aug 20, 2014

And we're back! Episode 5 “Low Self Esteem City” centers around Mendoza, the leader of Spanish Harlem and Head Cook of Litchfield. While her girls are dealing with plumbing problems in their designated bathroom, Mendoza directs them to another, using her position as Head Cook to get her way: “You want breakfast? That's how it is.” (more...)

Sierra Boggess Encourages Twitter Fans to Attend Her Final PHANTOM Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera's current Christine Daae, Sierra Boggess, recently took to Twitter to remind her fans to be sure to see her perform before she leaves the Broadway show. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

UK Jazz Vocalist Polly Gibbons to Make NYC Debut at Metropolitan Room Sept. 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Resonance Records, in conjunction with ScoBar Entertainment & Todd Barkan, will present Polly Gibbons in her New York debut on Monday, Sept 15, at 9:30pm at Metropolitan Room. (more...)

BWW Catch-up: Something Wicked This Way Comes on OITNB's Season 2 Eps 3 & 4
by Colleen Maus - Aug 13, 2014

“Hugs Can Be Deceiving” is quite a whirlwind of an episode and much is learned. With Piper finally admitted back into Litchfield, she is reacquainted into the prison with a new inmate, a free spirit named Soso. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Michael Wilson Directs THE OLD FRIENDS at the Alley Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Aug 13, 2014

BWW Interviews: Director Michael Wilson at The Alley Theatre (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 13, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA below! (more...)

Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Join O'Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg, of the National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, of the National Music Theater Conference, distinguished alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer, and moderator Anne G. Morgan, for a look at the O'Neill's influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - CHICAGO!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2014

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9th Annual New York's Funniest Reporter Show to be Held 9/14 at Comic Strip Live
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The 9th Annual New York's Funniest Reporter Show will take place on Sunday, September 14th @ 5:00 pm at Comic Strip Live (1568 Second Ave / bet 81st & 82nd) comedy club. It will feature seven media professionals each doing five minutes of stand up comedy in order to raise money for the Humane Society of New York. At the end of the night, a winner will be declared. (more...)

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