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EVITA Runs 3/28-4/13 at Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

EVITA, the story of political powerhouse Eva Peron, runs from March 28th through April 13th at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera Attend PDS Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) Gypsy Awards Luncheon honoring Leslie Caron and Dee Dee Wood and the late Marc Breaux was held on March 30, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Broadway's Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera were in attendance, and you can check out a photo of them together below! (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Lazar & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 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...)

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, CINDERELLA and More Set for Aurora Children's Playhouse, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Aurora Theatre assembles the best children's performers in the region, bringing them to Gwinnett County for the series Aurora Children's Playhouse. This spring enjoy three amazing performances for families with young children. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA at New York Theatre Ballet is a Beautiful Whirlwind of Magic
by Juliana Adame - Mar 3, 2014

New York Theatre Ballet's CINDERELLA is a lovely spectacle of dance and magic. (more...)

Stage 72 at The Triad Presents SONGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 2: MISS HANNIGAN'S REVENGE, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Songs You Might Have Missed 2: Miss Hannigan's Revenge, featuring lost and forgotten showtunes from musical sequels, will be offered April 5th, 2014, at Stage 72 at The Triad. (more...)

Broward Stage Door Theatre to Present OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, 4/4-5/11
by Carol Kassie - Mar 28, 2014

Family, faith, and food' are 'the three F's' governing Joe DiPietro's heartwarming comedy Over The River and Through The Woods, which will run from April 4th through May 11th at the Broward Stage Door Theatre. The play, which takes place in Hoboken, New Jersey focuses on the relationship between young up-and-coming marketing executive Nick Cristano, and his four loving and very involved grandparents. When Nick is offered a career advancing opportunity across the country, he is faced with making some tough and life-altering decisions. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Phoenix of Anderson Launches New Initiative to Increase Textile and Fabric Waste Recycling in the 2014 Fiscal Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

With the latest numbers from the Environmental Protection Agency indicating that textile waste accounts for nearly 5% of all landfill space in the United States, one wholesale fabric company is teaming up with other fabric and textile companies to streamline textile recycling operations and expand worldwide exports of the recycled material. (more...)

Elizabeth Alderfer, Eshan Bay and More Join Cast of DEBUTANTE. World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Producer Robb Nanus (Andrew Lippa's I Am Harvey Milk) is pleased to announce the full cast for the world-premiere production of DEBUTANTE., written by Ryann Weir and directed/created by Annie Tippe. After a sold out presentation at Ars Nova's ANT Fest last June, DEBUTANTE. returns to New York City this spring at the Bernie Wohl Center (647 Columbus Avenue) starting April 23. (more...)

E! Announces Dynamic Original Programming Slate Featuring New & Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

E! announces a dynamic original programming slate with new series, specials and live events, and successful ongoing and returning franchises. (more...)

Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones & Jeremy Jordan Set for Kennedy Center's CHILDREN OF EDEN Concert on 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Kennedy Center presents Children of Eden in Concert on Monday, May 19 at 8 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. Featuring music and lyrics by Oscar® and Grammy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird, the semi-staged performance is directed and choreographed by Tony® nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The all-star Broadway cast includes Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Jeremy Jordan and will be accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. This one-time-only event is made possible by the HRH Foundation. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 28. (more...)

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's CABARET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony winning musical Cabaret, starring Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming and Golden Globe-winner Michelle Williams, begins previews tomorrow, Friday March 21. Cabaret officially opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This is a 24-week limited engagement. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch a TV spot for the production below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - LES MISERABLES' Kyle Scatliffe
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 18, 2014

The talented actor speaks exclusively with BroadwayWorld about his surreal casting experience and why his Broadway debut was easily his 'favorite day in theater - ever!' (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN to Begin Previews 3/27 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The beloved classic musical Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN, will begin previews at the John W. Engeman Theater on Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. with the official opening on Saturday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. and running through May 18, 2014. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall-Helmed THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for Denver Center Theatre's 36th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company announced its 36th season which boasts new adaptations of classics, a Broadway hit, a beloved holiday tradition, two world premieres and a telling of a night after an historic boxing championship. The season will run September 12 - April 26 with eight main stage productions. (more...)

Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher Extend Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The two newest stars of the Tony Award-winning musical CINDERELLA on Broadway - Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and the Emmy-nominated Fran Drescher - will extend their engagements in the hit musical several more weeks through June 8, it has been announced by producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis. The two stars - both of whom have made their Broadway debuts as Cinderella and her wicked stepmother, respectively - were originally scheduled to conclude their runs in CINDERELLA next month. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre to Stage Timeless Classic ANNIE, 4/4-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

'Leapin' Lizards!' Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, presents one of the best-loved family musicals of all time--ANNIE, April 4 - 20, 2014 at The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). (more...)

Rosebank Theatre to Present THE WAY WE WERE, 1-12 April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Rosebank Theatre, 16 Alma Road, Rosebank, Cape Town, South Africa will present THE WAY WAY WE WERE, conjured from the life and music of Barbra Streisand: a Rags-to-riches story of Streisand's life in the Bronx, brought to life by Cat Simoni. (more...)

Leslie Caron to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Award Luncheon, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Award winning actress and dancer, Leslie Caron, has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society (PDS) annual Gypsy Award Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. Ms. Caron will be honored on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed dancers/choreographers Dee Dee Wood and the late Marc Breaux will receive a special PDS Choreography Award, for their extraordinary contribution to dance. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING, CINDERELLA, KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN and More Set for SunTrust Broadway at DPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

It's Our 'I LOVE New York' Season! Direct-from-New-York, Nederlander presents the SunTrustBroadway at DPAC, 2014/2015 Season. The seventh season of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC has been deemed the 'I Love New York' season as seven of the eight shows are current top ten hits on Broadway while the eighth has received world-wide recognition. Past seasons have always featured the newest and best shows from New York, but this season is truly astonishing. In all, these eight shows have garnered over 70 Tony nominations and over 30 Tony Award wins on Broadway. (more...)

Madison Theatre at Molloy College Presents AMERICAN INFLUENCES Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2014

The Madison Theatre at Molloy College presents 'American Influences: Ragtime, Light Opera and More' at 8 p.m. tonight, February 8, 2014. (more...)

Jewish Community Center's Gallery Players to Stage THE PRODUCERS, 3/1-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

The Jewish Community Center's Gallery Players are ready to bring audiences spectacle, over-the-top comedy, and breathlessly-paced music and dance. This March, the same team that staged the critically acclaimed Fiddler on the Roof will delight audiences with the multiple Tony Award-winning Mel Brooks musical, The Producers. (more...)

EPA Relaxes Rules on Contaminated Shop Towels - Environmental Resource Center Webcast Explains New Requirements
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

CARY, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Beginning this month, the new Solvent Wipe rule from the Environmental Protection Agency will provide significant new exclusions for shop towels and wipes, provided that they're managed correctly. Environmental Resource Center's new webcastSolvent Wipe Rulewill help you learn the answers to these critical questions: (more...)

Stowe Dailey Shockey Releases FLYING HIGH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly one in every four deaths, which is estimated to be around 1,600 people per day, can be attributed to cancer. This frightening number is all the more reason to enjoy a survival story, especially when it's a story of two people inspiring one another to not only survive, but also improve their overall post-cancer life. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, John Glover Star in LOVE, NOEL at Lovelace Studio Theater, 2/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

The Wallis has announced that Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (She Loves Me, Chess and Les Miserables) and Tony winner and five-time Emmy nominee John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!, 'Smallville') will star in Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett, who over saw The Antaeus Theatre production of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 and the three-year development of the Antaeus production of Coward's Peace in Our Time. The musical direction and piano accompaniment is by David O. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added and Love, Noel will now be performed February 14 through 23 in the Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

RAGS THE MUSICAL IN CONCERT to Play the Lyric Theatre, April 28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Aria Entertainment and Knockhardy Productions present Rags The Musical in Concert by Joseph Stein, Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz for one night only on Monday 28th April, 7.30pm, at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. All proceeds from this performance will go to Centrepoint - the UK's leading charity for homeless young people. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beautiful Soup's LILIOM, Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Beautiful Soup Theater's revival of Ferenc Molnar's LILIOM opens tomorrow, February 26th, 2014, at The Celebration of Whimsy in New York City. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Emerson, Juilliard, Orion, Serkin & More to Kick Off MUSIC MOUNTAIN's 85th Anniversary Season, Beg. 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Concert aficionados from around the country will want to mark their calendars for Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, when it kicks off its gala 85th Anniversary Season beginning Saturday, June 7th! To commemorate the milestone, Music Mountain will continue their season past Labor Day - making the 85th Anniversary Season the longest running season since the 1930s! The summer will include returning chamber ensembles, first time guests and the ever-popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series featuring Jazz, Country, and Folk Music. Concerts are scheduled through September 14. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Colorado Ballet Presents an Enchanting Performance in the Classic Fairy tale, CINDERELLA!
by Michael Mulhern - Feb 24, 2014

When you are dealing with one of the most beloved children's love stories of all time, there is a delicate balance between the story and the dance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Celebrates SMILING, THE BOY FELL DEAD Opening with Sheldon Harnick and More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 22, 2014

The York Theatre Company continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead with Book by Ira Wallach, Music by David Baker, and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The creative team includes director James Glossman with music direction by Joseph Baker, and casting by Geoff Josselson. The limited engagement will play 5 performances ONLY February 21-23, 2014 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). BroadwayWorld was there for the opening and brings you photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at York Theatre's SMILING, THE BOY FELL DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

The York Theatre Company continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead with Book by Ira Wallach, Music by David Baker, and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The creative team includes director James Glossman with music direction by Joseph Baker, and casting by Geoff Josselson. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

York Theatre Company's SMILING, THE BOY FELL DEAD Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead with Book by Ira Wallach, Music by David Baker, and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The creative team includes director James Glossman with music direction by Joseph Baker, and casting by Geoff Josselson. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall to Direct New Version of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at Denver Center in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

A new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN will kick off the Denver Center Theatre Company's 2014/15 season, according to Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson. Three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan combines his spirited new book with never before heard songs from the catalogue of Willson, who is also creator of the beloved The Music Man. The production will be helmed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall as director and choreographer. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Jennifer Nielsen, Zachary Kluckman and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes poetry, tarot readings, and more! Visit www.bkwrks.com for more information. (more...)

TheatreWorks to Stage ONCE ON THIS ISLAND 3/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND from the Tony Award-winning creators of Ragtime. A timeless legend filled with joy, heartache, and adventure, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, winner of the Oliver Award for Best New Musical, boasts a score pulsing with irresistible Caribbean beats by Tony Award-winner Stephen Flaherty, with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. TheatreWorks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will direct this uplifting musical, which takes its story from a book by Rosa Guy, in turn inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid.' Choreographed by award-winning director, choreographer, and actor Gerry McIntyre, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND plays March 5-30, 2014 (press opening March 8) at TheatreWorks at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. For tickets and information the public may visit www.theatreworks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Chinenye Excel Ogugbue Offers Advice to Do Better Than Your Best in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

In Doing Better than Your Best, Chinenye Excel Ogugbue offers up his dramatic life story as an example of how to beat the odds and live your dreams. His journey from loss and hardship in Nigeria to life in the United States with a fulfilling career as a successful petroleum engineer is a gripping story. But in this book, Ogugbue does more than tell an inspiring Rags to riches story. He includes detailed advice to help readers transform their life path in the same way, whether they are planning for college or itching to reach the next level in their career. (more...)

This March at Bookworks Sue Monk Kidd, Charlotte Gullick, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Come join Bookworks for their exciting line-up of events this week, featuring Sue Monk Kidd at The Albuquerque Academy Simms Auditorium. Learn more about these events at www.bkwrks.com. Featured Events Friday & Saturday, February 14 & 15 Organic Farming Conference • at the Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid. Friday, February 14 at The Albuquerque Academy Simms Auditorium 7pm • Sue Monk Kidd • The Invention of Wings From the celebrated author of the Secret Lives of Bees a magnificent novel about two unforgettable women. $5 tickets good for $5 off the hardcover. (more...)

Cicely Tyson to Reprise Role in 'BOUNTIFUL' as Part of CTG Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Plus CINDERELLA, MATILDA & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

"The new season, our 48th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles," said Ritchie, "will include from Broadway two hit musicals and a celebrated drama - the magical 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella,' the mischievous 'Matilda The Musical' and the much beloved Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's exquisite 'The Trip to Bountiful.' (more...)

Judy Kaye, Rose Hemingway & More Set for York's SMILING, THE BOY FELL DEAD as Part of Musicals In Mufti, 2/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The York Theatre Company continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead with Book by Ira Wallach, Music by David Baker, and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The creative team includes director James Glossman with music direction by Joseph Baker, and casting by Geoff Josselson. (more...)

Barbara Taylor Bradford's 'A Woman of Substance' Now Available in eBook
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

A Woman of Substance, Barbara Taylor Bradford's debut novel, quickly became not just a New York Times bestseller, but one of the top ten bestselling novels ever written with over 30 million copies sold. In a deal brokered by her agent Jonathan Lloyd of Curtis Brown UK, and with the assistance of Associate Publisher Roger Cooper, RosettaBooks published eBook editions of eight Barbara Taylor Bradford novels, led by A Woman of Substance. (more...)

Marshall Rowland Shares Country Music Career in New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

In 'Fertilizer 'tween My Toes' (published by iUniverse), author Marshall Rowland shares a lifetime of wisdom and experience with readers as he recounts the highlights and hardships of his life and career in country music, including his memories of meeting legends such as Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Andy Griffith and many other country music stars. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Colorado Ballet's CINDERELLA, Running Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Colorado Ballet will present the classic fairy tale Cinderella, February 14-23, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with choreography by Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. and music by Sergei Prokofiev, performed live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Scroll down for a first look at the dancers! (more...)

Tony Bennett to Play The Bushnell, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musical legend Tony Bennett will bring his vocal artistry to Hartford at The Bushnell's Mortensen Hall for one performance only on May 30. (more...)

CNBC Orders Two New Original Primetime Series; Add'l Episodes of THE PROFIT
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

On the heels of its best quarter among P25-54 in more than a decade (M-F 8P-2A), CNBC today announced an extended order of episodes for season two of THE PROFIT. (more...)

BWW Reviews: REEFER MADNESS Deserves Some Buzz: It Really Is a 'Hit'!
by Johnna Leary - Apr 7, 2014

One certainly doesn't need to get high to enjoy all the buzz from the Being Revived production of Reefer Madness, running at Frederick Community College through April 13. Expertly directed in the hands of David Norman, this rarely-produced, cult classic musical is an outstanding production, with every over-the-top comedic moment and high-energy musical number (under the impeccable music direction of Jonas Dawson) leaving the audience "jumping"! (more...)

The 5th Annual East Village Theater Festival Presents 12 New Works, 4/14-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

OBIE Award winner and 'indispensable East Village institution'? (nytheatre.com) Metropolitan Playhouse, presents the fifth annual East Village Theater Festival, a three-week celebration of the ever-vital life and lore of the East Village. The festival features four different evenings of new plays and solo-performances, as well as the work of local artists, and a panel discussion on the neighborhood's changing identity. (more...)

FAC to Stage FOREVER PLAID, 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The insanely popular musical Forever Plaid will fill the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center stage with harmonies, laughs and a story with lots of heart and soul. (more...)

Caroline Sheen, Graham MacDuff and More Join Cast of RAGS IN CONCERT, April 28 in London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The Tony Award nominated musical Rags is coming to London for one night only with tickets from only £20. All proceeds from its performance will go to Centrepoint, the UK's leading charity for homeless young people. Rags ran for only a short while on Broadway in 1986 but developed a passionate following and will no doubt take London by storm. (more...)

A LITTLE PRINCESS to Play Hudson Guild Theatre, 5/22-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

A Little Princess is a brand new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved classic, coming straight to New York City from London this spring. (more...)

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