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THE UNSPOKEN Staged Reading Set for Josiah Theatre Works, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

Josiah Theatre Works, celebrating four years of World Premiere dramas and musicals, continues its anniversary gala with a staged reading of the upcoming world premiere drama with music, The Unspoken, as well as a webseries acting as a continuation of the original world premiere play airing in January 2013. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour Premiere, Sting's LAST SHIP Pre-Broadway Tryout & More Set for Broadway In Chicago's Spring 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the upcoming 2014 spring season line-up. Supporting Broadway In Chicago's commitment to Chicagoans seeing shows first, the season features four premieres. Coming to Chicago first is the World Premiere Pre-Broadway production of THE LAST SHIP, the U.S. Tour Premiere of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL and the North American Premiere ofHEARTBEAT OF HOME, as well as the U.S. Tour Premiere of BUYER AND CELLAR as an off-season special. Also included in the season is GHOST THE MUSICAL, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, PETER & THE STARCATCHERand THE WIZARD OF OZ. The 2014 spring off-season includes: ONCE UPON A DREAM STARRING THE RASCALS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, ALTON BROWN LIVE!, CHICAGO, ROCK OF AGES, ERTH'S DINOSAUR ZOO and MAMMA MIA!. (more...)

THE UNSPOKEN Staged Reading Set for Josiah Theatre Works Tonight, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2012

Josiah Theatre Works, celebrating four years of World Premiere dramas and musicals, continues its anniversary gala with a staged reading of the upcoming world premiere drama with music, The Unspoken, as well as a webseries acting as a continuation of the original world premiere play airing in January 2013. (more...)

Michael Urie to Bring BUYER & CELLAR to Broadway Playhouse, Begin. April 29, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Broadway In Chicago has confirmed that the hit off-Broadway comedy BUYER & CELLAR, starring Michael Urie, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett, will play Chicago for a limited engagement beginning April 29, 2014 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). Daryl Roth, Producer of Tony Award-winning "Kinky Boots" along with Darren Bagert, Dan Shaheen and Ted Snowdon, bring this hilarious new comedy to Chicago. (more...)

BUYER AND CELLAR Turns a Profit in Less Than Ten Weeks at Barrow Street Theatre
by Molly Tracy - Sep 12, 2013

BUYER AND CELLER is an off-Broadway show that has done the impossible nine weeks: pulled a profit. The show, starring Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) as Alex More, a struggling actor. Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the Price of Fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. (more...)

Jim Brochu to Star in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER at Peccadillo Theatre Company, 12/4-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER starring Jim Brochu as Sheridan Whiteside. This marks the first NYC revival of the classic comedy in over a decade. Performances are set to begin November 25th with the Opening on December 4th at 3 pm at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Aves.) (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Josiah Theatre Works' THE UNSPOKEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

In Honor of Josiah Theatre Works 4th anniversary, the theatre has announced the world premiere drama with music, 'THE UNSPOKEN', a story of love, envy, betrayal, and the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. Just announced, the cast will feature, Thyai Dunn, Justyn Skylar Bougeno , Cameron Mitchell Mason, Jeremy Burnett, Ellen Darnley and Husniyah Daughtry. Get a first look at the cast in the photos below! (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: SMASH's Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & More to Reunite at 54 Below for HIT LIST Concert on 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last 5 Years), Krysta Rodriguez (First Date, The Addams Family), Andy Mientus (Carrie, Spring Awakening), and more will star in HIT LIST at 54 Below on Monday, December 9 for two performances only at 9:30PM and 11:30PM. (more...)

54 Below Unveils Promo Poster For SMASH HIT LIST Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 15, 2013

Cabaret and special concert event hotspot 54 Below announced earlier today that they would hold a reunion concert featuring some of the stars of NBC's short-lived musical drama series SMASH performing material from one of the musicals within the series, HIT LIST, this December, and a new promotional poster for the event has been released via social media. (more...)

Josiah Theatre Works Opens THE UNSPOKEN World Premiere at 4th Anniversary Gala, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

In Honor of Josiah Theatre Works 4th anniversary, the theatre has announced the world premiere drama with music, 'THE UNSPOKEN', a story of love, envy, betrayal, and the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. (more...)

Josiah Theatre Works Announces Rush Policy for THE UNSPOKEN; Gala Opening Set for 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2012

In Honor of Josiah Theatre Works' 4th anniversary, the organization has announced the world premiere drama with music, THE UNSPOKEN, a story of love, envy, betrayal and the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. THE UNSPOKEN has just announced its rush discount policy. All seats are just $30. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Mandy Gonzalez, HIT LIST Concert & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 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...)

FINAL CUT to Premiere on Investigation Discovery 12/5
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

Los Angeles is the land of fame and fortune, but Investigation Discovery's latest series, FINAL CUT, proves that it isn't all glitz and glam in these sought-after Hollywood hills. Following devastating stories of big dreams turned horrific nightmares, each episode looks at shocking stories featuring the last act of an aspiring star's career - when the final scene marker slaps down at the fatal intersection of Hollywood & Crime. With investigative journalist Pat LaLama providing expert commentary throughout each case, the new six-part series FINAL CUT premieres on Wednesday, December 5 at 9 PM (E/P) on Investigation Discovery. (more...)

Josiah Theatre Works Opens THE UNSPOKEN World Premiere at 4th Anniversary Gala Tonight, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2012

In Honor of Josiah Theatre Works 4th anniversary, the theatre has announced the world premiere drama with music, 'THE UNSPOKEN', a story of love, envy, betrayal, and the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. (more...)

Josiah Theatre Works Announces Rush Policy for THE UNSPOKEN; Gala Opening Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2012

In Honor of Josiah Theatre Works' 4th anniversary, the organization has announced the world premiere drama with music, THE UNSPOKEN, a story of love, envy, betrayal and the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. THE UNSPOKEN has just announced its rush discount policy. All seats are just $30. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR, Starring Michael Urie, to Transfer to Barrow Street Theatre, 6/18-24
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Producers Darren Bagert, Dan Shaheen, and Ted Snowdon have announced that the hit comedy Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty'), written by Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Stephen Brackett, will transfer to the Barrow Street Theatre for a ten-week engagement beginning Tuesday, June 18, at 7:30pm and opening Monday, June 24. Tickets go on sale today. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 2nd, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - May 2, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Jessie Mueller, 'Cats,' '[title of show],' David Cromer's 'Rent' 'The Marvin Gaye Story,' 'Fame' seeks a tenor and more.... (more...)

2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown - Day 7: Oh, What JERSEY BOYS!
by Pat Cerasaro - May 18, 2012

Having more influence on subsequent seasons than many a Tony Award-winning Best Musical before it or since, the pioneering and trend-setting jukebox Four Seasons biomusical JERSEY BOYS in many ways bucked the trends of previous song-catalog shows by utilizing a dazzling set design, inventive staging and fast-paced direction by Des McAnuff to tell the more-or-less true tale of Frank Valli and the other boys who rose to the top ranks of pop music in the 1960s with their falsetto-outfitted pop anthems and what the Price of Fame ultimately cost. Not since DREAMGIRLS had a music industry story been told so compellingly and innovatively and the show went on to win four awards that night: Best Actor In A Musical, Best Featured Actor In A Musical, Best Lighting and Best Musical. (more...)

CINDERELLA, NEWSIES, ANNIE & More Set for Broadway In Chicago's Fall 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced the upcoming 2014 fall season line-up. Broadway In Chicago's 2013 fall season will include BUYER & CELLAR, Emerald City Theatre's CHARLOTTE'S WEB, the World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the World Premiere of DEE SNIDER'S ROCK AND ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE, ANNIE, NEWSIES and RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA. (more...)

Dick Cavett To Appear in NYC June 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

Socrates in the City presents What Is the Price of Fame? Eric Metaxas interviews TV Talk Show Legend and New York Times Columnist Dick Cavett on "Celebrity, Fame, and other small topics." (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Urie Celebrates Opening Night of BUYER & CELLAR!
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2013

The hit off-Broadway comedy, Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty'), written by Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Stephen Brackett, opened last night at the Barrow Street Theatre, and is scheduled to run through September 1 only. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the curtain call! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BUYER & CELLAR's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2013

The hit off-Broadway comedy, Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty'), written by Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Stephen Brackett, opened last night at the Barrow Street Theatre, and is scheduled to run through September 1 only. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR
by Review Roundups - Jun 25, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR Opens Off-Broadway at Barrow Street Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

The hit off-Broadway comedy, Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty"), written by Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Stephen Brackett, opens tonight at 7:30pm at the Barrow Street Theatre. Buyer & Cellar is scheduled to run through September 1 only. (more...)

Dick Cavett To Appear in NYC Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2011

Socrates in the City presents What Is the Price of Fame? Eric Metaxas interviews TV Talk Show Legend and New York Times Columnist Dick Cavett on "Celebrity, Fame, and other small topics." (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR, Starring Michael Urie, Transfers to Barrow Street Theatre, Now thru 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

Producers Darren Bagert, Dan Shaheen, and Ted Snowdon have announced that the hit comedy Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty'), written by Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Stephen Brackett, will transfer to the Barrow Street Theatre for a ten-week engagement beginning tonight, June 18, at 7:30pm and opening Monday, June 24. Tickets go on sale today. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR Begins Previews Off-Broadway at Barrow Street Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

The off-Broadway comedy, Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty"), written by Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Stephen Brackett, begins performances tonight at 7:30pm at the Barrow Street Theatre. The opening night is set for Monday, June 24 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

The off-Broadway comedy, Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty'), written by Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Stephen Brackett, begins performances tonight at 7:30pm at the Barrow Street Theatre. The opening night is set for Monday, June 24 at 7:30pm. Check out photos of Urie in action below! (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR to Give Away 2 Tickets to Opening Night at Barrow Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Michael Urie, star of the off-Broadway comedy, Buyer & Cellar, has announced that the hit play is offering one lucky fan an opportunity to win two tickets to the opening night performance and party. Mr. Urie made the announcement via his Twitter account. (more...)

Miracle Theatre Group Announces 30th Anniversary Season: A WAKE!, ARDIENTE PACIENCIA & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

Miracle Theatre Group, the Northwest's premier Latino arts and culture organization, announces its 2013-2014 season featuring an exciting line-up of four stage productions, including one world premiere, a national touring production and a play in Spanish with easy-to-follow supertitles in English. (more...)

Oprah's Sister Set for Season Premiere of OWN's OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

The new season of 'Oprah: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?' premieres with Oprah's sister, actress Denise Richards and Survivor winner Richard Hatch. The episode airs TONIGHT, JULY 28 at 10pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Michael Urie's BUYER & CELLAR to Now Play Open-Ended Run; Tickets Available Through 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

On the heels of strong box office and the best reviews of the season, the producers ofBuyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty"), written by Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Stephen Brackett, have announced that the hit off-Broadway comedy will now play an open-ended run at the Barrow Street Theatre. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, October 13. (more...)

Jeff Goldblum, Robin De Jesus, Mary Beth Peil & More to Join Laurie Metcalf in LCT's DOMESTICATED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) has announced that Vanessa Aspillaga, Mia Barron, Robin De Jesus, Jeff Goldblum, Lizbeth Mackay, Emily Meade, Mary Beth Peil, Karen Pittman and Misha Seo will join Laurie Metcalf in the cast of DOMESTICATED, a new play by Bruce Norris, to be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, which will begin previews Thursday, October 10 at 8pm at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, November 4 at 6:45pm. Additional casting for DOMESTICATED will be announced at a later date. (more...)

MICHAEL JACKSON's Indispensable & Ultimate Fan Extras Collections Now Available on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Nearly 270 Michael Jackson tracks will bepacked into the exclusive iTunes digital anthologies (iTunes.com/MichaelJackson) The Indispensable Collection and The Ultimate Fan Extras Collectionto be released today by Epic/LegacyRecordings in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson. (more...)

Oprah's Sister Set for Season Premiere of OWN's OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

The new season of 'Oprah: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?' premieres with Oprah's sister, actress Denise Richards and Survivor winner Richard Hatch. The episode airs SUNDAY, JULY 28 at 10pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

$55 Buyer & Cellar is the 'Funniest play of the year!' New block of tickets on sale
by Contests - Broadway - Jan 23, 2014

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Tickets to BUYER & CELLAR with Michael Urie at Broadway Playhouse On Sale 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for BUYER & CELLAR, starring Michael Urie will go on-sale to the public Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. BUYER & CELLAR will play Chicago for a limited engagement beginning May 6, 2014 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). Producers Darren Bagert ('Of Mice and Men,' 'The Glass Menagerie'), Dan Shaheen ('Peter and the Starcatcher,' 'The Fantasticks'), Ted Snowdon ('A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder,' 'Spring Awakening') and Daryl Roth ('Kinky Boots,' 'Love Loss and What I Wore') bring this hilarious new comedy to Chicago. (more...)

Hayden Panettiere Sings FAME On NASHVILLE This Week
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 25, 2013

ABC nighttime musical soap NASHVILLE has featured a slew of boot-slappin', high-kickin' country stunners so far this season - most of them original songs, actually - but Hayden Panettiere has outdone even her own series highlights with a striking, brand new music video promo released from this week's episode, highlighting a mind-blowing new take on the classic movie musical anthem 'Fame' from the iconic 1980 Alan Parker movie musical of the same name. (more...)

Michael Urie to Lead Rattlestick's BUYER & CELLAR, Beginning 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that the world premiere of Buyer & Cellar, written by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett, and performed by Michael Urie, will begin performances Wednesday, March 20 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Wednesday, April 3 at 7pm. Buyer & Cellar is scheduled to run through Saturday, May 4. (more...)

2012 Fringe Festival Begins at BATS Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2012

BATS' Fringe Festival is getting into full swing. There are three shows a night. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus and HIT LIST Cast Reunite at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

Just last night, Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Carrie Manolakos starred in HIT LIST at 54 Below. The second season of NBC's Smash featured a fictional new Broadway musical called HIT LIST, written by characters played by Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last 5 Years) and Andy Mientus (Carrie, Spring Awakening), and starring Krysta Rodriguez (First Date,The Addams Family). The fictional musical opened at Manhattan Theatre Workshop and then transferred to Broadway, opening at the Barrymore Theatre and winning seven Tony Awards. HIT LIST, a modern fable about identity and the Price of Fame, tells the tragic love story of a wannabe pop singer who transforms herself to become a star and the hidden songwriter she uses to get there - but at what cost? Check out photos from the special concert event below! (more...)

HIT LIST Concert, Caissie Levy, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Set for 54 Below Tonight; This Week's Listings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 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...)

BWW TV: Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Carrie Manolakos and More Talk HIT LIST at 54 Below; Plus Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 7, 2013

54 Below just welcomed a part of its December line-up for a special performance preview, including the cast of 'HIT LIST' -- a fictional musical created for NBC's popular series SMASH. Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last 5 Years), Andy Mientus (Carrie, Spring Awakening), Krysta Rodriguez (First Date ,The Addams Family), and Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mamma Mia!) will star in the concert production, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to share in their excitement about the project. Click below to watch interviews, plus a performance preview! (more...)

Sierra Boggess, HIT LIST Concert & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 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: Michael Urie Celebrates Birthday at Tony's Di Napoli with Portrait Unveiling!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 8, 2013

Yesterday, August 8, Tony's Di Napoli (147 West 43 Street) hosted a birthday party for Buyer & Cellar star Michael Urie and celebrated by unveiling his very own portrait. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for CTG's 2014 Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

A new season rich with laughter and compelling drama was announced today for the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum by Michael Ritchie, CTG Artistic Director. (more...)

E! to Present BEST MOMENTS: ON AIR WITH RYAN SEACREST, 4/23
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

There is no bigger name today in radio than Ryan Seacrest and for over a decade on Clear Channel's KIIS-FM and hosting American Top 40, he has been connecting fans from across the globe closer to the biggest names pop culture has to offer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BUYER & CELLAR's Opening Night with Michael Urie!
by Walter McBride - Apr 4, 2013

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long present the world premiere of Buyer & Cellar, written by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett, and performed by Michael Urie. Opening was last night, April 3, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2013

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's world premiere of Buyer & Cellar, written by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett, and starring Michael Urie, will play through Sunday, May 12, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of Urie in action below! (more...)

Rattlestick Extends BUYER & CELLAR Through 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that because of rave notices and sell-out houses, the world premiere of Buyer & Cellar, written by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett, and starring Michael Urie, will extend for one week, through Sunday, May 12, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. (more...)

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