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Simon Paisley Day Returns As Full Cast Announced For URINETOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Simon Paisley Day (Musketeers, Doctor Who, Titanic, Sherlock, Spartacus, Being Human) will be reprising his critically-acclaimed role as the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, the machiavellian Head of UGC (Urine Good Company) in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of URINETOWN The Musical. (more...)

Tune In! Idina Menzel and the Cast of IF/THEN to Guest on Sirius XM, Beginning This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Starting this weekend, tune in to "Broadway Names with Julie James" on SiriusXM ON Broadway for a special edition with Idina Menzel and the cast of IF/THEN, featuring LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a 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...)

PFP Sets Women's Words Film Fest Lineup, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Pride Films and Plays announces seven short films and two episodes from Tello Films receiving their Chicago premieres during Pride Films and Plays Women's Words Film Festival at the Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark) on September 15th, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony-Winning ONCE Makes Stirring OC Debut
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 28, 2014

Subtle and, at times, molasses-slow in execution---yet ultimately powerful in impact---ONCE is a beautifully-staged, soul-searing musical that interchanges romantic entanglement for creative fulfillment---and how the line that separates these emotions are often blurred. The eight-time Tony award-winning musical---featuring a book by Enda Walsh and music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova---continues performances in Costa Mesa through August 31. (more...)

Evolution Theatre Company to Present BARE, Begin. 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

On September 10, Evolution Theatre Company will bring to the stage the Columbus premiere of bare:A Pop Opera book by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo, music by Damon Intrabartolo, lyrics by Jon Hartmere. Through its pulsating rock score and emotionally charged story, bare has thrilled and moved audiences around the world. A contemporary rock musical, bare follows a group of teens wrestling with issues of identity, sexuality, and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. Provocative, raw, and unyielding in its exploration of how today's generation navigates the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood, bare examines the consequences of baring a soul-or hiding it from those who matter most. (more...)

Revolutionary Website For Home Renters Launches In Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Shay Hasselmann Group of Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas, a Real Estate Team which is in the top 2% of Las Vegas Real Estate production, has launched a new, streamlined approach to help tenants find their ideal Las Vegas, Henderson, or Summerlin Rental home. As part of this process, they have launched a new website dedicated to Las Vegas and Henderson house Rentals at www.LasVegasHouseRenters.com. (more...)

Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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

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...)

Ryder Makes it Easier for Commercial Customers to Rent Trucks Online with New Industry Leading Website
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

"As an industry leader, Ryder is committed to making it easier for customers to manage their fleets so they can focus on their core business," said Rich Mohr, Vice President, Ryder Rental Operations. "The new Ryder Rental Reservation Website is a faster, no hassle solution that will help our customers operate more efficiently." (more...)

Orpheus Studio Productions & Lansbury Players Set FRANKENSTEIN: THE METAL OPERA Cast; Performances Begin 28 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Orpheus Studio Productions and The Lansbury Players present FRANKENSTEIN: THE METAL OPERA, by Richard Campbell & Carol Pestridge. Directed by Alan Mandel. The cast includes Roy Ryan (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Frankenstein: The Metal Opera Workshop, Singin' In The Rain), Duncan Drury (Into the Woods, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Rent), James Craze (Ernie, BBC Doctors, Frankenstein: The Metal Opera Workshop), Anya Hamilton (Frankenstein: The Metal Opera Workshop, Tess of the D'Ubervilles, Into the Woods), Max Panks (The Merry Wives of Windsor, Lost Boy, Frankenstein: The Metal Opera Workshop) and Charlotte de Paeztron (West End Gospel Choir (Various), Dick Whittington, Mean Girls - The Musical) (more...)

Students Can Put Down the Ramen and Become a Supa' Fly Rush Jockey When They Buy, Rent or Sell Textbooks Online
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

TextbookRush, a leading online bookstore specializing in college textbooks, announces its Rush Rewards U program today as a way to thank students for buying, Renting or selling textbooks on their online store. (more...)

OSTC Receives Six Motif Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

On Monday, August 25, 2014, the Motif Magazine Theater Awards were presented at a ceremony held at Fete in Providence, RI. Since 2006, Motif Magazine has recognized excellence in local theater at many diffeRent levels - including Professional (Equity), Semi-Professional (Non-Equity) and Community. This year's awards included productions which were presented between July 2013 and June 2014. Ocean State Theatre Company is proud to have been recognized with a total of six awards - four of which were for their critically acclaimed production of Les Miserables. (more...)

SoLuna Studio to Present BONNIE & CLYDE, 9/13-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

SoLuna Studio will produce the musical BONNIE & CLYDE as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running September 13th-28th. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Des Moines Civic Center On Sale 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Des Moines Performing Arts, have announced that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Des Moines Civic Center, Tuesday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is part of the 2014-2015 Willis Broadway Series. (more...)

Rockwell Table & Stage to Premiere ROAR, Opening 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

ROCKWELL Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and dining is thrilled to announce the world premiere of ROAR, choreographed by Ambrose Respicio III, musical direction by Brian Kennedy and conceived/directed by VP Boyle, ROAR is an immersive theatrical event that will preview on Friday, September 5 & Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm. Show will open on Friday, September 12 at 8:00pm. ROCKWELL Table and Stage is located at 1714 N. Vermont in Los Feliz. (more...)

OOTU Announces Initial Release of New Movie Website
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

“Through our research, we learned that more than 50% of people sit down to watch TV without knowing what they want to watch,” said Michael Knapp, CEO and co-founder of OOTU. “Traditional algorithm-based recommendation engines are not able to really know what people like about a particular movie, or what aspect about their movie preferences would appeal to them tonight. In fact, people themselves very often can't define exactly what they are in the mood for. OOTUmovies is diffeRent because the user is placed in the driver seat and acts as the algorithm, selecting the element of a movie they find appealing at that moment. The list of results is displayed using the same semantically-sorted classifications, making it easy to find something to watch.” (more...)

BWW Reviews: THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Aug 26, 2014

What is this thing called love? (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Eros International Plc and Viacom18 Motion Pictures Announce International Distribution Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Eros International Plc ('Eros'), a leading global film company in the India film entertainment industry and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, a division of Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd, a joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc. and the Network18 Group, announced today an international distribution agreement. The deal includes four-films: Mary Kom- directed by Omung Kumar and starring Priyanka Chopra; Gabbar- directed by Krish starring Akshay Kumar & Shruti Hassan; Golu Pappu- directed by Kabir Sadanand and starring Dimple Kapadia, Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapoor; and Santa Banta- directed by Akashdeep Sabir and starring Boman Irani and Vir Das. (more...)

UPDATE - CrossClick Media Completes First Phase of Affiliate Network Development
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

LAS VEGAS, NV - CrossClick Media, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: XCLKE), formerly known as Co-Signer,Inc. (OTCQB: COSR) announced today that it has completed its first phase testing of its new Affiliate Network and has immediately begun its second phase of testing with a scheduled launch date of September 2, 2014 upon its successful completion. On July 14, 2014 FINRA approved the change in business name and symbol in conjunction with the Company's change in business model from a holding company to a marketing and new media business. The Company recently filed its 10-Q Report for period ending June 30, 2014 reporting new gross revenue of almost $40,000.00 from its call center operations and IT services. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CROSS THE LINE: A MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE Will Have You Humming Along
by Diana Cayler - Aug 26, 2014

Every musical theatre junkie will agree that the best part of a good show is the old 'song-and-dance.' So what could be better than a revue that is just one song right after the other? NOT MUCH! (more...)

OLYMPICS UBER ALLES Begins Limited Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Franaleo Productions will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles, beginning a limited engagement tomorrow, Wednesday August 27th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Debra Whitfield directs a cast that features Jim DiMunno Tim Dowd, Michael Engberg, Amy Handra, Darrell Purcell, Joshua Quat, Stewart A. Schneck, and Jenn Susi. This limited run continues through September 21st only. Olympics Über Alles will have scenic and lighting design by Duane Pagano with costume design by Janice O'Donnell and sound and projections design by Paul Bourgeois. The performance runs two hours including intermission. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Jay Records' THE LAST SESSION (Original London Cast Recording)
by David Clarke - Aug 26, 2014

THE LAST SESSION first opened in 1997 at the 47th Street Theatre. Sitting in one of those audiences was Rob Harris, who was so moved by the show that he made a vow to produce it himself one day. His dream become a reality in 2012, when he produced THE LAST SESSION in London. Now, fans of the musical and those who have never heard of it before can revel in the magic that moved Rob Harris in 1997. (more...)

triangle productions! to Stage TICK, TICK...BOOM! Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

triangle productions! is pleased to announce the Oregon Premiere of tick, tick...BOOM! by Jonathan Larson (Rent), starring Drew Harper*, Danielle Purdy, and James Sharinghousen. (more...)

LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK to Premiere at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Chinless Productions and Eric & Christine Kovac present the World Premiere of an unauthorized parody, LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK, written by Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon, musical direction by DeReau K. Farrar, choreography by Heather Ashleigh Rivers and directed by Steven Brandon. (more...)

Neil Simon's THE GOOD DOCTOR to Play Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with Neil Simon's hit Broadway comedy THE GOOD DOCTOR, co-directed by Steven Calzaretta and Max Cervantes, playing September 12 - 27, 2014 at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. (more...)

Rentrak Announces Top DVD & Blu-ray Sales and Rentals for Week Ending August 17, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Rentrak Corporation (Rent) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and Rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services whichare based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending Aug. 17, 2014. (more...)

Rentrak Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of August 24, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Rentrak (Rent), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Aug. 24, 2014, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Aug 25, 2014

Just last night, the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES bowed for the last time at the Nederlander Theatre. NEWSIES featured a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES was directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work. NEWSIES enjoyed almost two and a half years on Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the big night below! (more...)

Post-n-Track to Exhibit and Sponsor at NPAG 2014 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

“NPAG affords Post-n-Track with the opportunity to present great solutions to a deserving audience,” says Mike Knowles, Vice President, Sales and Support of Post-n-Track. “We look forward to showcasing these two particular solutions at the conference and demonstrating how they deliver meaningful results to payers, providers, and other healthcare constituents in terms of increasing collaboration and reducing expenditures.” (more...)

Broadway Inspirational Voices Along with Mary Testa, Justin Guarini and more set for IMAGINE: A CONCERT OF HOPE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Broadway Inspirational Voices will lead a host of Broadway talent in 'Imagine: A Concert of Hope,' a benefit concert to raise funds for cancer research through the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. The event will take place Monday, September 8th at 8pm at Le Poisson Rouge and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund. (more...)

Mike Warren's Book "How to Buy a Business Using Its Own Cash" is Now Available on Kindle Unlimited
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Mike Warren, author and man with the 'Midas Touch' in business is now offering his Kindle edition book “How to Buy a Business Using Its Own Cash” to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Kindle Unlimited is a new Amazon subscription service where members can enjoy unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for just $9.99 a month. (more...)

Deb Lyons, Aaron LaVigne and More Set for CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' at 54 Below, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Deb Lyons, Aaron LaVigne, Leenya Rideout and Sam Sherwood in 'California Dreamin' on October 30th, 2014 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Tony Winner Ellen Burstyn to Star in and Direct BATHING FLO
by Movies News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Deadline writes that Oscar, Tony and Emmy winner Ellen Burstyn will make her feature directorial debut with BATHING FLO. The actress is also set to star in the project. (more...)


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Stage Vet Andrew Leeds to Star in CRISTELA; Premieres 10/10 on ABC
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Stage and screen actor Andrew Leeds will appear as a series regular in ABC's new family comedy CRISTELA, set to premiere on Friday, October 10, 2014. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre Opens Its 2014-2015 Season with AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 9/24-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Tarragon Theatre launches its 2014-15 season with an English-language rendition of Florian Borchmeyer's and Thomas Ostermeier's celebrated adaptation and production of An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen. In what promises to be one of the most exciting events of the theatre season in Toronto, this contemporary mirror for our times previews fromSeptember 16, opens September 24 and runs to October 26 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With 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 MOTOWN below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the NEWSIES Cast Take Their FINAL Energetic Curtain Call!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2014

The cast of the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES took their excited final bows at the Nederlander Theatre today to uproarious applause from a packed audience. NEWSIES featured a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES was directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work. NEWSIES enjoyed almost two and a half years on Broadway. (more...)

The Bottom Line- Broadway Bids Farewell to NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

The sad has finally arrived. After over two years at the Nederlander Theatre, Disney's NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway tonight, August 24. All this week we've been bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. Miss any of our Special Editions? Check out a recap of all the Newsies love by clicking the links below! (more...)

Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Ben Fankhauser
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the curRent and past stars of the show! (more...)

Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Thayne Jasperson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the curRent and past stars of the show! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: THE VELMA CELLI SHOW, Assembly Checkpoint, August 22 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 23, 2014

Direct from London's Hippodrome Casino, cabaret star Velma Celli presents an evening of all things fabulous and diva. Velma and her Musical Director Joe Louis Robinson bring you an eclectic mix of live music, hilarious parodies and more leg than a bucket of chicken. (more...)

Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Tommy Bracco
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the curRent and past stars of the show! (more...)

Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Kara Lindsay
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the curRent and past stars of the show! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With 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 ROCK OF AGES below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- SPRING AWAKENING at The Merc
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Cabaret at The Merc's new 2014 Summer Series followed up Next to Normal with the Tony Award-winning musical sensation, Spring Awakening, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, musical direction by Cris O'Bryon, choreography by Evan D'Angeles and directed by J. Scott Lapp. (more...)

Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Jeremy Greenbaum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the curRent and past stars of the show! (more...)

Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Jess LeProtto
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the curRent and past stars of the show! (more...)

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