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Jason Alexander Makes Houston Symphony Debut, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

On September 5, 6 and 7, the multi-talented singer, actor and comedian Jason Alexander will make his Houston Symphony debut with An Evening of Comedy & Song, led by Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski. While best known for his iconic portrayal of "George Costanza" in the ground-breaking hit TV show Seinfeld, Alexander returns to his Tony Award-winning roots for a night of music and laughs as he reminisces about his remarkable and versatile career on the stage and screen. Bringing his singular brand of entertainment, Alexander kicks off the 2014-15 POPS Season by performing such Broadway hits as "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, "Trouble" from The Music Man, "Magic To Do/Corner of the Sky" from Pippin and "Shiksa Goddess" from The Last Five Years as well as three new musical medleys. This concert is made possible in part through the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall and BBVA Compass. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Hollie Cook and Tatanka Set for Joint CD Release Party at the Fox Theatre, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Z2 Entertainment presents Hollie Cook + Tatanka - Colorado CD Release Party at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, October 19th, 2014. (more...)

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN BOTTOMS TO PLAY THEATRE 80, 9/19-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

THE GOLD DUST ORPHANS - the celebrated musical comedy troupe that has become a Boston and Provincetown institution over the last two decades - will bring RYAN LANDRY's glitter-filled new musical Snow White and the Seven Bottoms to New York's Theatre 80 from September 19 to October 26. After their smash, sold-out, critically-acclaimed New York debut last season with Mildred Fierce - hailed as "blissfully over the top" in a rave review from The New York Times - the company returns with another filthy, flirty, fabulous parody. Snow White and the Seven Bottoms, starring drag legend Varla Jean Merman, is written by Ryan Landry and directed by James P. Bryne. The show had a hit run in Boston this spring and is currently running through September 14 in Provincetown. (more...)

Lisa O'Hare, Nick Cosgrove, Coleen Sexton and More Set for THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY at 54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'ANDERSON & PETTY and a host of Broadway performers' in 'THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY' on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 11pm. (more...)

The Met's Summer HD Festival Lights Up Lincoln Center Plaza with MOONSTRUCK, EUGENE ONEGIN and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's popular Summer HD Festival returns to Lincoln Center Plaza with screenings of ten acclaimed productions from the Met's Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series, including four new productions from the 2013-14 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Lindsay Lohan Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Lindsay Lohan accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates New York's Duffield Children's Center, Prince Harry and Jared Leto. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BOUNDLESS: AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET Reinvigorated the Classics
by Barry Lenny - Aug 21, 2014

The Australian String Quartet have chosen three sensational pieces for their Boundless Australian national tour. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Broadway's Latest Phantom Norm Lewis Sing 'The Music of the Night'
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, is currently starring Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis and Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess. Below, check out a video of Lewis in action as he sings 'The Music of the Night' on stage at the Majestic Theatre! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/21/14 - Williams on ACTOR'S STUDIO, 'CHARMING' Tour, Jane Lynch on the Jeffs and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO airs its Robin Williams interview tonight, Bret Shuford kicks off his 'CHARMING' tour, and GLEE's Jane Lynch announces Chicago's Jeff Award nominees this morning! (more...)

FXX's Twelve-Day THE SIMPSONS Marathon Kicks Off Today!
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

FXX Network will launch a record-breaking marathon of The Simpsons series and The Simpsons Movie Thursday, August 21, 2014 in celebration of its landmark acquisition of the exclusive cable and authenticated non-linear VOD rights to the legendary animated comedy. (more...)

Tony Winner Jason Alexander to Make Houston Symphony Debut Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

On September 5, 6 and 7, the multi-talented singer, actor and comedian Jason Alexander will make his Houston Symphony debut with An Evening of Comedy & Song, led by Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski. While best known for his iconic portrayal of "George Costanza" in the ground-breaking hit TV show Seinfeld, Alexander returns to his Tony Award-winning roots for a night of music and laughs as he reminisces about his remarkable and versatile career on the stage and screen. Bringing his singular brand of entertainment, Alexander kicks off the 2014-15 POPS Season by performing such Broadway hits as "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, "Trouble" from The Music Man, "Magic To Do/Corner of the Sky" from Pippin and "Shiksa Goddess" from The Last Five Years as well as three new musical medleys. This concert is made possible in part through the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall and BBVA Compass. (more...)

Luciana Craita Traces Family History in New Novel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Salmiya, Kuwait (more...)

LET IT BE Announces Open Auditions for Lead Roles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

LET IT BE, the international hit show celebrating the music of The Beatles, is holding open auditions to find new cast members in all four leading roles. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is making its South Bay premiere at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) with performances from August 27 - September 14. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Center for the Performing Arts box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane Productions Lead 2014 Jeff Awards Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Chicago actress, TV and film star Jane Lynch did the honor today of announcing the nominees for the 2013-2014 Equity Jeff Awards. (more...)

Rosemarie Kaupp Announces THE AMBERELLA TALES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

WARRINGTON, Penn. (more...)

New Marketing Campaign Launched for A KEY TO TREASON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

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The Urbanworld Film Festival Presented by BET Announces 2014 Festival Slate
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by BET Networks with founding sponsor HBO, today announced the majority of the films that will be showcased. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

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Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder & John Bernthal Board HBO's Upcoming Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

According to Deadline, HBO has added Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina, and John Bernthal to its six-hour miniseries SHOW ME A HERO, based on the book by Lisa Belkin. Ther project, which comes from THE WIRE's David Simon, has already enlisted Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener. (more...)

John Stevenson to Direct CG Animated Feature NOAH'S ARK
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Unified Pictures announced today that Academy Award®-nominated director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will direct the company's first CG-animated feature inspired by “Noah's Ark,” which is slated for completion in 2016. (more...)

Dance Theatre in Westchester, Nai-Ni Chen Dance, Moscow City Ballet and More Set for Brooklyn Center's 2014-15 World Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has announced its 2014-15 60th Anniversary World Dance series. (more...)

En Vogue, Lalah Hathaway, and YOLA Choir Join THE BLACK MOVIE SOUNDTRACK at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 8 PM, hosted by actor and comedian Craig Robinson. Just added to the line-up are all-female R&B group En Vogue and soul and R&B singer Lalah Hathaway. Also joining the line-up to perform Pharell's "Happy" are sixty elementary-aged choir students from YOLA at HOLA and YOLA at LACHSA. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's SWAN LAKE, Jan 9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's production of Swan Lake plays Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater for one performance only on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8:00PM! (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Jubalee Gala Set for 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, honors Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with its JUBA! Award at Jubalee, CHRP's annual gala benefit supporting performance, education and community programs that reach more than 20,000 people every year. This special evening, hosted by Bill Kurtis, takes place October 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub Joins Showtime's NURSE JACKIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Emmy Award-winner Tony Shalhoub (Monk) joins Emmy-winning actress Edie Falco in NURSE JACKIE, the SHOWTIME comedy about a flawed emergency room nurse. Shalhoub stars in a recurring role as Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith), and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend. (more...)

BWW TV: Kyle Selig and PIPPIN Tour Cast Take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2014

The national tour company of Pippin recently took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been dominating social media all week. Who'd they challenge in return? The Broadway casts of Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Newsies, and Pippin. Check out their wet submission below! (more...)

Rossini's Cinderella Story, La Cenerentola, Returns To Great Performances at the Met With Bel Canto Stars Joyce DiDonato And Juan Diego Fl'rez Sunday, September 7 at 12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story,La Cenerentola, with bel canto masterJuan Diego Flrez as her dashing Prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenerentola's stepfather Don Magnifico, and Luca Pisaroni as Don Ramiro's tutor, Alidoro, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, September 7 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET to Feature 'La Cenerentola', 9/7
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Florez as her dashing Prince. (more...)

Child Cast Announced for Sydney Production of THE KING AND I; Show to Play Sydney, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini are pleased to announce the 39 children cast in roles for the Sydney season of the Helpmann award winning production, The King and I, playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney from 7 September 2014. (more...)

Cast Announced for 'BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY' at the Winter Garden Theatre
by Alan Henry - Aug 20, 2014

Before The Beatles, Dylan, Hendrix or Cobain, there was Buddy! Nu Musical Productions (NuMu) is proud to present BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY with a Canadian company of established and emerging musical theatre artists including: Troy Adams (Angels in America, Part 1 & 2/Soulpepper, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown/Stratford Theatre Festival); Danny Balkwill (We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia National Tours); Susan Dunstan (The Lion King US/National Tour, Lord of the Rings/Mirvish Productions); Zachary Knowles (A Midsummer Nights Dream/Saint Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); Judy Kovacs (CATS/NuMu, The Little Mermaid and Snow White/Ross Petty Productions;Oscar Moreno (West Side Story/Grand Theatre, Urinetown/Stageworks Toronto); Dana Jean Phoenix (The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!/Mirvish Productions, The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen/Summerworks); Jay T. Schramek (CATS/NuMu, Mamma Mia/Mirvish Productions); Kent Sheridan (Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia/Mirvish Productions); David Silvestri: (42nd Street/Stratford Festival, Guys and Dolls/Drayton Festival); Jeremy Walmsley (Harvey, Jane Eyre/ Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre). (more...)

Antaeus to Present HENRY IV, PART I, PICNIC & UNCLE VANYA in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Multiple award-wining classical theater ensemble The Antaeus Company has announced three fully partner-cast productions for 2015: Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I; Picnic by William Inge; and Anton Chekhov's beloved Uncle Vanya. (more...)

Michael Jackson Bassist ALEX AL is Signature Breedlove Artist
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

You might not know the name Alex Al but you've definitely heard his work. From Michael Jackson's bassist to recording with people like Stevie Wonder, Beyonce and Sting, Alex is everywhere. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director, Jeremy Scott Lapp
by Bartley Stratton - Aug 19, 2014

Jeremy Scott Lapp has been working in the theatre business for over 27 years performing in over 100 shows in and around San Diego County. He is an alumnus of the 2009 Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab West, a proud member of the SDC and a 2011 SDC Emerging Artist. In addition, he is a recipient of Noel Craig, PAMTA, Inland Theatre League, Patte, National Youth Theatre, Billy & Director's Choice awards. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to Providence Performing Arts Center in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the Tony Award-winning hit BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, September 15 - Sunday, September 20, 2015. (more...)


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Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi Look Up to the Skies to Celebrate 6th Wedding Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres wanted to celebrate her sixth wedding anniversary with her wife Portia de Rossi in a big way, and apparently, the skies were literally the limit! (more...)

DifFRactions Theatre and TNC to Present IN THE RING as Part of 2014 Dream Up Festival; Runs 8/26-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

DifFRactions Theatre and Theater for The New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) present, as part of the Dream Up Festival, the American Premiere of IN THE RING, written by Leonore Confino (a 2014 Moliere Award Best Playwright nominee for the play). Directed by Alexandre Oppecini, this production will mark the World Premiere of the English translation by Perrine Moran. (more...)

Israel Nash's RAIN PLANS Out Today; Artist Sets Out on Worldwide Tour Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Rain Plans, the new album from Israel Nash, is available now via Loose/Thirty Tigers. The record, which recently streamed in its entirety at The A.V. Club (http://avc.lu/1unsvsb), is receiving widespread critical praise both stateside and overseas. (more...)

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center to Stage A WRONGED DEADFALL World Premiere, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is presenting the world premiere of ' A Wronged Deadfall' by Viktoria I.V King. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Play the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9/12-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

A high energy Caribbean fairy tale musical the whole family will enjoy. A young peasant girl (SuCh, the award-winning actress and R&B singer who played Celie in The Color Purple) rescues and falls in love with a rich boy (Carter Edward Smith) from the other side of the island. Guided by the gods of earth, water and love, the naive girl finds herself torn between two very different worlds.? What is she willing to sacrifice in pursuit of a dream? (more...)

Reissue Of Complete Recording Of MISS SAIGON Release Moved To 9/16
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 19, 2014

A reissue of the complete recording of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's MISS SAIGON is set for release today according to a new listing on Amazon. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Open 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Amazon Book Editors Reveal List of 2014 'Big Fall Books'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon.com today announced its annual Big Fall Books Preview to help readers discover the best upcoming releases. The Amazon Book Editors selected what they expect to be fall's hottest 20 books, and also shared their personal favorites in a list of new under-the-radar books. The Amazon Big Fall Books Preview also features the season's most anticipated releases in biographies, comics and graphic novels, cookbooks, fiction, mysteries, nonfiction, romance and science fiction-plus upcoming releases for kids and young adults. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 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 MATILDA below! (more...)

Center Stage Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA, 9/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Tickets for Dylan F. Thomas' new production of Verdi's immortal La Traviata are already going fast! One of the most beloved operas of all time, La Traviata was also the inspiration for the hit film 'Pretty Woman' starring Julia Robers ('Violetta') and Richard Gere ('Alfredo'). But while Hollywood insists on a 'happily-ever-after' ending, opera (and real life) often takes a different direction. La Traviata's moving story and music will be brought to life on The Madrid Theatre stage by an outstanding cast, led by Shira Renee Thomas and Dylan F. Thomas at the Sunday 3 pm matinees (9/21,28), and byRachelle Woolston and Matthew Miles at the 7:30 pm Saturday evening performance (9/27). Brian Onderdonk leads The Center Stage Opera Orchestra through the lush score, and the English translation of the Italian libretto will be projected above the stage. (more...)

TV Legend Kim Zimmer to Rejoin Cast of WICKED First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome back Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible on Tuesday, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

Original and New MISS SAIGON Stars to Unite for Gala Performance in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

MISS SAIGON made its highly anticipated return to London on May 21, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Now there is even more to look forward to, as the show just announced via Facebook that fans can register to see a special gala performance on September 22: (more...)

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