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Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

Monica West Joins IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID thru This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Monica West has joined the cast of the kef theatrical production of IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID -- the new play by Caroline Prugh and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. She will step in for Autum Hurlbert, who had to leave the production do to scheduling conflicts, for performances through Sunday, September 14 at The Hartley House (413 West 46th Street). (more...)

Danielle Wade to Perform the Songs of Carner & Gregor at Metropolitan Room, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Actress/Singer Danielle Wade, who burst on the Canadian scene in 2012 with her weekly television appearances-and win-of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Over the Rainbow: Search for the Next Dorothy," going on to play Dorothy for the Toronto run and North American tour of The Wizard Of Oz, is teaming up with New York songwriters Sam Carner and Derek Gregor to make her solo concert debut on Monday, October 13 at 9:30pm at New York's Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. (more...)

Ruby Rakos, Euan Morton & More Lead CHASING RAINBOWS NYC Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

An NYC reading for the new musical CHASING RainbowS - THE ROAD TO OZ has been scheduled for this week in New York City, September 8-18. BroadwayWorld has learned that the reading will feature Ruby Rakos (Frances Gumm), Euan Morton (Frank Gumm / Roger Edens), Donna Lynne Champlin (Ethel Gumm), Michael Wartella (Joe Yule), Karen Mason (Kay Koverman), and Douglass Sills (George Jessel / L.B. Mayer), with Emily Rosenfeld, Beatice Tulchin, Emma Howard, Andrea Marie Laxton, Katie Wesler, Jessica Sheridan, Kevin B. McGlynn, Ben Crawford, Tommy Bracco, Sam Strassfeld, Katie Dixon, Tessa Grady, Jonalyn Saxer, Michael Milton, and Stephen Christopher Anthony. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Talks THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Idina Menzel & More with Carol Channing!
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 8, 2014

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy chats with his pal Carol Channing about all the latest news from the Great White Way, including the new THE LAST FIVE YEARS movie, Idina Menzel's new holiday album, the casting changes at CINDERELLA and more! (more...)

'ENTER LAUGHING', DanceBrazil, POTTED POTTER and More Set for Wallis Annenberg Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces its theater, music, dance, lectures and Theater for Young Audiences programming for the 2014-2015 Season, which begins October 7-19 with the Edinburgh-based Puppet State Theatre Company production of The Man Who Planted Trees in the Lovelace Studio Theater; and in the Bram Goldsmith Theater a new lecture series in partnership with Writers Bloc, presenting a conversation with Leon Panetta on October 15 and Marsalis Well Tempered: An Evening with Branford Marsalis featuring the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on October 16. (more...)

Alliance Theatre, Actor's Express, Serenbe's OKLAHOMA! and More Among 2013-14 Suzi Bass Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. revealed nominations for the 2013-2014 Atlanta professional theatrical season this evening to theatre patrons and industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party, which rotates venues, was hosted this year by Actor's Express in the King Plow Arts Center of Atlanta. Guest announcers included performers Christy Baggett, Laura Cole, Danielle Deadwyler, and Tess Malis Kincaid. (more...)

Randie Levine-Miller to Present BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPER DIVOS: A SWELL PARTY at the Metropolitan Room, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

On Monday, September 15 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller will present and host Broadway Showstopper Divos --'A Swell Party' at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street. The evening's theme is 'The Broadway Songbook' -- starring some of the theater's most talented performers. (more...)

New Season of RESTAURANT REDEMPTION Among Cooking Channel's October Highlights
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Ching-He Huang returns to the primetime lineup to whip restaurants into shape, giving much-needed makeovers to struggling businesses in a new season of Restaurant Redemption Tuesday, October 14th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmET. (more...)

STALKING THE BOGEYMAN Begins Performances Off-Broadway 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Next Friday, September 12 marks the start of performances for the new stage drama STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.). The play's official Opening Night is set for Monday, September 29 at 8 p.m. (new curtain time). (more...)

Ross Petty Productions Presents CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Get ready to have a ball with CINDERELLA, The Gags To Riches Family Musical, a shoe-in for this holiday season's favourite treat! Ross Petty, creator of Toronto's most celebrated theatrical holiday extravaganza, presents his 19th annual production of exquisitely silly entertainment for the young and the young at heart! Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

The Piece Project & Greenway Court Theatre to Offer Reading of 4000 DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

THE PIECE PROJECT and GREENWAY COURT THEATRE present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Peter Quilter's 4000 DAYS on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Ian Forester will direct this reading of 4000 DAYS, whose cast includes Justin Kirk, Matthew Lillard and Jean Smart. (more...)

3D Bioprinting Market, 2014-2030
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

LONDON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED Defies Gravity Once Again Now Thru September 14th
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 3, 2014

Glinda and Elphaba have flown into San Jose to appear in Wicked and have broken box office records at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, grossing $1,516,245 during the first week of its three-week engagement. The two witches will be in town (along with a phenomenal cast) through September 14 only so get your tickets now before somebody drops a house on you. Hodges & Hodges are seasoned Wicked audience viewers, but we're here to tell you that this company is spectacular and you're in for a wonderful night of theatre at Broadway San Jose. (more...)

GENERATION Q Series, THE OLDEST PROFESSION and More Set for The Rainbow Theatre Project's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

After a successful inaugural season, The Rainbow Theatre Project has announced their second season of three evenings of staged readings, two fully-staged productions, a co-production and a cabaret that highlight, reflect and embrace the LGBTQ experience. The company's first season was comprised of five staged readings of early and contemporary works from the LGBTQ theatrical canon, including a concert version of recent Off-Broadway musical sensation YANK!. (more...)

Sony/ATV Promotes West Coast A&R Executives
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced the promotion of Jennifer Knoepfle to the role of Senior Vice President, Creative, based in the company's Los Angeles office. (more...)

BWW TV: Billy Porter, S. Epatha Merkerson, Lillias White & More Preview WHILE I YET LIVE at Primary Stages
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 20, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz (Fela!, Mothers and Sons), present the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). Poor Behavior plays a limited, six-week engagement September 23 - October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 7PM. The company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was there for the big event. Check out a behind the scenes look below! (more...)

BWW TV: Belle is Back! Inside Rehearsal for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International Tour
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 20, 2014

In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's 20th anniversary on the stage, Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group will present the first-ever international tour for the title. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014 and will tour to diverse international markets including Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney's timeless musical will have been seen in these territories. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Raindy Rainbow was there for the big event. Go inside rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of STALKING THE BOGEYMAN!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 2, 2014

Rehearsals are now underway for the Off-Broadway premiere of the new drama Stalking the Bogeyman. Preview performances are set to begin on Friday, September 12 at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.), with an official Opening Night on Monday, September 29 (7 p.m.). The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from insode the event below!! (more...)

Whole Kids Foundation Launches Growing Healthy Kids Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Whole Kids Foundation is kicking off back-to-school season with a goal of raising $3 million to fund salad bars and gardens for schools and nutrition education classes for teachers. (more...)

Jackie Evancho Returns to Hometown to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Jackie Evancho, the 14-year-old vocal sensation from Pittsburgh, returns to her hometown to perform with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on February 13, 2015. (more...)

Irish Rep to Host MEET ME AT THE SQUARE Benefit Concert This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The Irish Repertory Theatre presents Meet Me At The Square, a special benefit concert that celebrates the institution's magical musical highlights from the past 26 seasons. The concert will be held on Thursday, September 4th at 7:30 pm at The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). Meet Me At The Square will be the final performance in the space before the theatre begins its renovation. (more...)

Tony Winner Christine Ebersole to Headline Landmark's 2014 Spotlight Gala, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Some nights are magical from start to finish. Each year Landmark on Main Street's Spotlight Gala is one of the Most Enchanting Evenings and this year will be no exception. On November 8, Spotlight Gala '14 will once again be filled with incredible music when Two-Time Tony Award Winner Christine Ebersole brings her critically acclaimed new show to our stage followed by a Party in the tented Spotlight Club with gourmet delicacies by H on the Harbor and a festive, elegant ambiance. (more...)

RAINBOW BEAST Releases Album 'Tales From the Monstrosity Scrolls'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Imagine if Yo Gabba Gabba and Tim Burton started a DIY, punk rock theater with The Flaming Lips as the house band, and you'll get some sense of Rainbow Beast. (more...)

Scoop: BLACKISH on ABC - Wednesday, October 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 1, 2014! (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Levar Burton and Reading Rainbow Releases Children's Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Multi-award winning actor, director and education advocate LEVAR BURTON has written his first children's book, THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM, to be published on October 7. The first book published by the iconic and beloved READING Rainbow brand, THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM brings to parents and their children an uplifting, warm and powerful story that helps kids cope with difficult moments in everyday life. (more...)

Sony/ATV Signs Ella Henderson Ahead of Release of Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced it has signed Ella Henderson to a worldwide publishing deal. (more...)

BWW Interview: CARNIE WILSON of Wilson Phillips Talks About Saban Concert on the 26th
by Don Grigware - Sep 18, 2014

Carnie, daughter of Brian Wilson, one of the original Beach Boys, and sister of Wendy Wilson, is also known for her television work and recently for creating gourmet desserts for Vitello's Ristorante in Studio City. Carnie is married to music producer Rob Bonfiglio and has two young daughters, Lola 9 and Luci 5. She recently sat down with me to chat about the upcoming concert and various aspects of her career. (more...)

Barbra Streisand, Il Divo & More Among Legacy's Classic Christmas Album Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Legacy Recordings' Classic Christmas Album series rings in this year's holiday season with new collections by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Il Divo, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Off-Broadway's STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Now in previews, the Off-Broadway's newest stage drama STALKING THE BOGEYMAN is set to officially open on Monday, September 29 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Check out a first look below! (more...)

Derek Klena, Natalie Weiss, and Stephen C. Anthony Join DANIELLE WADE SINGS CARNER & GREGOR, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Derek Klena (Wicked, Bridges of Madison County, Second Stage's DogFight), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Wicked, Les Miserables), and Stephen C. Anthony (The Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can) are all set to guest star in Danielle Wade sings Carner & Gregor at the Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd St., New York, NY) on October 13th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Iggy Azalea Inks Global Deal with Sony/ATV
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced it has signed Iggy Azalea to a worldwide publishing deal. (more...)

Michael Schenker Announces December UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour at the Newcastle O2 Academy on Wednesday 10th December. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPER DIVOS: A SWELL PARTY Comes to the Met Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Tonight, September 15 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller will present and host Broadway Showstopper Divos --'A Swell Party' at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street. The evening's theme is 'The Broadway Songbook' -- starring some of the theater's most talented performers: (more...)

Imagination Stage's Early Childhood Season to Include BLUE, INSIDE OUT & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

This season, Imagination Stage will introduce their latest offering, Blue. In its East Coast premiere, Blue is a play about colors, tolerance, and understanding. Join Inky and Blue in this play filled with humor, whimsy, and all the colors of the Rainbow. Completing the 2014-15 Early Childhood season are fan favorites, Wake Up, Brother Bear, Inside Out, and Aquarium. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, September 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 15, 2014

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, September 24, 2014! (more...)

BWW TV: Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal & More Talk THE REAL THING; Opens on Broadway This October!
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 15, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold. The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,'Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max,' begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement. The company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was on hand to chat with the full gang. Check out what they had to say about the play below! (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Weds Fiance Jason Landau, Getting a 'New Beginning'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson starred in his own love story when he married fiance Jason Landau on Saturday. (more...)

Heidi Latsky Dance Coming to The Dance Center, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Heidi Latsky Dance, a company that features mixed-ability dancers, comes to The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, November 6-8. The company's residency coincides with the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) joint conference November 5-9 in Chicago. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Set for Encores! Celebrates Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart Gala, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Encores! Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart, New York City Center's annual Gala on October 27, 2014, will feature the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart (more...)

GLORIOUS! to Run 10/10-11/2 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

In 1940s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, Glorious! is Peter Quilter's hilarious, Olivier-nominated comedy that invites us into the world of this New York socialite of great passion, considerable wealth and zero talent who fancied herself an opera diva. Richard Israel directs a four-week run at International City Theatre, opening Oct. 10. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Licenses North American Rights to THE KINKS Catalog of Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has exclusively licensed the North American catalog rights to recordings made by The Kinks for RCA Records and Arista in the years from 1971 to 1985. (more...)

Music Hall to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner EO Wilson, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Music Hall's Writers on a New England Stage series welcomes renowned biologist, naturalist, and humanist E.O. Wilson¾Pulitzer Prize-winning author of On Human Nature and The Ants¾ on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Dr. Wilson will discuss his groundbreaking new work THE MEANING OF HUMAN EXISTENCE. In it he ponders¾ as only one of the world's greatest living scientists can¾what makes human beings supremely different from all other species. (more...)

3 Broadway Actresses Set to Attend THE FANTASTICKS in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

"The Fantasticks" is the world's longest running musical, having played for over 52 years in Manhattan and entranced generations of audiences the world over. Many actors have appeared in the show over those five decades, and when Panic! Productions mounts this beloved classic in Thousand Oaks, directed and choreographed by Joshua Finkel, three accomplished actresses who played the lead role of Luisa in New York will be special audience guests. (more...)

Bands Play in Backyards and More During Junction Arts Festival Sept. 10-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Launceston will throw off its "sleepy" reputation with a loud line-up of over 25+ local and national music acts as part of Junction Arts Festival from 10 - 14 September, 2014. The best of Tasmania will play alongside Australia's best chart-topping bands, including The Babe Rainbow, The Royal Jellies, Tiger and Me and Pete Cornelius' jazz band King Cake. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but 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 BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

Lauren Samuels and More To Sing At THE WRITERS' PLAYGROUND At The Union Theatre, September 7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

The Fairground Theatre Company will present a cabaret of new musical theatre writing - The Writers' Playground - at the Union Theatre on Sunday September 7. (more...)

Taylor Beyer and More to Star in TUTS Underground's REEFER MADNESS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Mary Jane and friends are coming to town! TUTS Underground is taking you on a hilarious, psychedelic journey through Reefer Madness, Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Inspired by the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows the hysterical downward spiral that arises when a group of clean-cut kids fall prey to the dreaded marijuana, and we're here to tell you who those crazy kids are. (more...)

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