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Based on the novel Gowns by Roberta by Alice Duer Miller

Roberta Colindrez, Sandra Marquez, Marta Milans & Ana Nogueira to Lead Second Stage Uptown's MALA HIERBA; Performances Begin 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of MALA HIERBA, written by Tanya Saracho (HBO's "Looking" and "Girls") and directed by Jerry Ruiz. MALA HIERBA will feature Roberta COLINDREZ, SANDRA MARQUEZ, MARTA MILANS, and ANA NOGUEIRA. Previews begin Monday, July 14th and opening night is Thursday, July 24th. (more...)

Illusion Theater to Kick Off 2014 'Fresh Ink' Series 6/29 with WALKING ACROSS POLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

This summer's Fresh Ink series gets a headstart June 29-30 with a special preview of a new musical theater production by Illusion's Producing Director Michael Robins and Composer Roberta Carlson. Then in July, the annual showcase brings together a performance celebrating Walt Whitman by Patrick Scully, the third play in a trilogy by James Still and a reading of some still-wet-on-the-page scripts by local playwrights. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Welcomes 2014-15 Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced the members of its 2014-15 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 aspiring young singers who applied for the coveted program. (more...)

Jewish Plays Project Announces Line-Up of OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theatre, 6/13-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT and Artistic Director David Winitsky, are pleased to announce the exciting line-up of OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theatre. The festival officially opened Tuesday night with a special presentation of True Bible Studies by Robert Askins, directed by Benjamin Kamine as part of Into the Night: Downtown's Tikkun Leil Shavuot at The 14th Street Y. The line-up includes readings of new plays by Ben Gassman, Tom Block, M.J. Kaufman, Lenelle Moise, Lila Feinberg and the featured workshop production of G-d's Honest Truth by Renee Calarco, directed by David Winitsky. OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theatre plays a limited engagement June 13th through June 29th, 2014 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003). Tickets are free (suggested donation of $18) and are available by calling 347-878-5771 or online at www.jewishplaysproject.org/tickets. (more...)

Brand New Production of BRIGADOON to Play the Goodman Theatre, June 27-Aug 3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

This summer, it's "almost like being in love!" Goodman Theatre produces the first large-scale, professional revival of Brigadoon -- Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick's Loewe's legendary musical of Broadway's Golden Age -- in more than three decades. Under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, a company of 28 actors, dancers and singers breathe new life into the enchanting tale of an 18th century Scottish village that appears every century for one day only -- and the complications that arise when it's discovered by two 20th century Americans. With adapter Brian Hill, Rockwell revisits the libretto for this production, while music director Roberta Duchak and an orchestra of 13 use new orchestrations to enhance Loewe's lilting score. (more...)

Gatorade Launches Tenth Annual Beat the Heat Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

CHICAGO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ To help keep athletes safe and performing at their best during the hot summer months, The Gatorade Company, a division of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), has partnered with top professional U.S. sports leagues, including the NFL, MLS, MLB and NBA for the Gatorade Beat the Heat educational campaign. In its 10th year, Gatorade Beat the Heat continues to raise awareness among athletes, parents and coaches on how proper hydration can help reduce heat-related illnesses during athletic activity. (more...)

Premi BroadwayWorld 2013-14 - La giuria: Saverio Marconi
by Nino Prattico - Jun 30, 2014

Ci eravamo lasciati lunedi scorso con la notizia dell'ingresso in giuria di Gian Maria Cervo, che affianchera i gia annunciati Gino Landi, Rossana Casale e Germano Mazzocchetti nell'arduo compito di raffinare il voto gia espresso dal pubblico votante... Come gia annunciato da Giampiero Ingrassia in conferenza stampa (qui l'articolo), e con una punta d'orgoglio che ufficializziamo oggi il nome del quinto giurato d'eccezione: un pioniere che, nel solco della tradizione di Garinei e Giovannini, ha importato la formula musical anglosassone in Italia... SAVERIO MARCONI! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Laverne Cox Accepts Logo TV Trailblazer Award
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Tonight, Logo TV's Trailblazers event will feature Laverne Cox and cast members from Netflix's Orange is the New Black accepting an award on behalf of the show. In the sneak peek at Cox's speech below, the actress notes that 'the most marginalized of our communities are still struggling'. Watch below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Demi Lovato Reveals Her Late Grandfather Was Gay at Logo TV's Trailblazers Event
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

During Monday night's taping of Logo TV's inaugural Trailblazer's event (which airs tonight, June 26), before introducing Orange is the New Black (one of the night's honorees), Demi Lovato revealed for the first time that her late grandfather was gay and actually came out in the 1960s. She goes on to say that 'a lot of my spirit comes from him.' Watch the clip below! (more...)

Fran Briggs Announces the Best of Summer Reading 2014, Part I
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

School may be out for the summer, but summer reading is in. From poolside to bedside, a sun-lit hill or treadmill, Americans are reading. Fran Briggs recently announced Part I of The Best of Summer Reading, 2014. The selections include mystery, humor, spiritual, urban literature, wit and wisdom. 'We are proud to recognize authors who are at the forefront in their genre; but we also seek to help readers make quality decisions as it pertains to their reading selections,' stated Briggs, Director of Operations at eMediaCampaigns!. The Best of Summer Reading list meets these objectives. It is organized by title, publisher, the author's name, a short synopsis of each book, and a link for additional information and purchase. This is the first list of 10 of 30 selections. In each case, the pages turn quickly. 'The books were chosen to showcase the author's literary vision through their subject, creativity, impact, influence, and quality,' stated Briggs. 'This list is not a 'greatest hits', but rather part of the best of summer reading for 2014. They're all wonderful reads. These authors deserve the recognition,' she concluded. Below are the first 10 of 30 picks. The numerical order does not coincide with ranking. 1. 'Major Pettigrew's Last Stand' (Random House) by Helen Simonson The shy romance between a retired British officer and a Pakistani shopkeeper http://www.amazon.com 2. 'The Lady Blue's Story' (Shamonj Gifts LLC) by Movie Geek Can the popular R & B singer and her bodyguard survive and escape the most powerful gangsters in Detroit who is chasing them with guns? http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615949762 3. 'The Husbands and Wives Club' (Touchstone) by Laurie Abraham Want to know what really happens in couples' therapy? Be careful what you ask for. http://www.amazon.com 4. 'The Lovely Knowing' (Amazon Create Space) by Mishi McCoy Memoirs of how to take the joys, horrors, and unfathomable situations from life to create a foundation of love, faith, and undying optimism. http://www.amazon.com/The-Lovely-Knowing-Mishi-McCoy/dp/1456750194 5. 'The Three Billy Goats' (Barefoot Books) by Roberta Arenson An artfully-told children's book rich in poetic language featuring the daily lives of clever Billy goats. http://www.amazon.com 6. 'The Autobiography of an Execution' (Twelve) by David R. Dow A riveting memoir by an intelligent and feeling attorney whose clients are on death row. http://www.amazon.com 7. 'Initial Kill' (CreateSpace) by Jana JJ McGraw When a woman dies in a house explosion, two detectives fear something deadly has crawled into their quiet Southern town, and soon discover that someone is going to murderous lengths to expose nasty hidden secrets. http://janajjmcgraw.wordpress.com/initial-kill/ 8. 'Love Edy' (Razor's Edge) by Shewanda Pugh Best friends since birth, Edy and Hassan face all the drama and conflict of high school life, but nothing so challenging as their growing love for each other; it's a love that stands against centuries of tradition and threatens to tear two families apart. http://bit.ly/loveedy 9. 'Healthy Food for Diabetes, Celiac Disease, and You!' (Southern Hospitality Books) by Sharon Fox Vital information and recipes for Diabetics Gluten-Free diets, and anyone who wants to live a healthier life. http://www.goodcookin4u2.webs.com 10. 'Is The Beautiful Lady Gone Forever?' (CreateSpace) by Larry Toombs The romantic biracial love story of Shelia Williams, a 38-year-old, black female and 38-year-old, ultra-attractive nuance, Gerald. https://www.createspace.com/3771812 (more...)

BWW TV: Presentación de 'Sister Act, El Musical' - Números musicales
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 26, 2014

La compañía de la primera producción en español de 'Sister Act El Musical' se presentó ayer en el Paraninfo de la Universitat de Barcelona e interpreto tres temas del espectáculo. Mireia Mambo (Deloris Van Cartier) y Àngels Gonyalons (Madre Superiora) protagonizarán este musical que se estrenará el 24 de octubre en el Teatre Tívoli de Barcelona. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 25, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 25, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Brigadoon' and 'The Last Ship' bust their moves, 'Kinky Boots' and 'Jersey Boys' announce returns, midsummer closings loom, 'Marvelettes,' 'Spelling Bee' and 'Seussical' open, the new shows 'Jim And Dave' and 'Apes Of Wrath,' plus a noteworthy trio at Davenport's and more! (more...)

Patrick Page, Richard Easton & Roberta Maxwell Set for GTG's SUPER SHAW, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents its 95thproduction, an evening of Super Shaw, on Monday, July 28 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Jewish Plays Project's OPEN Festival to Close with G-D'S HONEST TRUTH, 6/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT has announced the workshop production of G-D'S HONEST TRUTH by Renee Calarco, directed by and Artistic Director David Winitsky, as part of OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theatre. G-D'S HONEST TRUTH marks the culmination of this year's festival which included a special presentation of True Bible Studies by Robert Askins and readings of new plays by Ben Gassman, Tom Block, M.J. Kaufman, Lenelle Moise and Lila Feinberg. (more...)

Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Daniel Radcliffe & More to Celebrate DOMA Anniversary on Logo TV
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Logo TV today announced that President Bill Clinton will honor Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan on the one-year anniversary of declaring DOMA (more...)

Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre and Bisno Productions Launch New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre (Kirsten Fitzgerald, Artistic Director; Rebecca Easton, Managing Director), Chicago's critically acclaimed resident theater company, in association with Bisno Productions (Debbie Bisno, Roberta Pereira), have announced the launch of a new collaborative partnership, A Red Orchid NYC. The newly launched initiative, here in New York, fulfills the expanded mission of the Chicago based company to introduce the Ensemble's original new works to a national audience. (more...)

New Version of Tobias Picker's Opera AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY Receives World Premiere at the 2014 Glimmerglass Festival, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival presents the premiere of a new version of An American Tragedy, which was originally commissioned by and premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 2005, by composer Tobias Picker and librettist Gene Scheer on Sunday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m., with subsequent performances through Sunday, August 24. One hour prior to the opening performance and other matinee performances, Mr. Picker will preview his work in a free discussion at the Preview Pavilion next to the performance venue. The production is directed by Peter Kazaras and conducted by George Manahan, and the cast features Glimmerglass's 2014 Young Artists. Tickets range from $10-$144 and can be purchased by calling the box office at(607) 547-2255 or online at glimmerglass.org. (more...)

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Summer Festival, 7/20-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 44th season of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country's longest-running, free summer outdoor festivals opens on July 20. A wide range of music and dance artists, premieres and debuts, family programs and notable anniversaries, highlighted by exciting new collaborations with Americana Music Association, Brasil Summerfest, Film Society of Lincoln Center, globalFEST, andSeeger Fest will take place across three weeks and more than 100 performances. Updates to the schedule, Week 1 details and a full calendar of events below. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces the Line-up for its Summer Gallery Crawl, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the line-up for its summer Gallery Crawl taking place Friday, July 11, 2014, from 5:30-10 p.m. The crawl showcases a wide variety of thought-provoking art exhibitions in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. Live bands, DJs, dance, comedy, film, and participatory activities are also part of the complimentary crawl events. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba & More Join National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's RAISING THE ROOF Lineup at Town Hall, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Tony Award-winners Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba, Norman Norman Jewison, Academy Award-winning director of the 1971 film version of Fiddler on the Roof (Irving Thalberg Award Recipient), and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Counsul General of Israel, have joined the lineup of Raising the Roof, an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, the 50th Anniversary of iconic American musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and the 90th birthday of its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at New York's The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

xMatters Closes Record Fiscal Year Fueled by Customer Adoption
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Growing Adoption of Intelligent Cloud Communications (more...)

BRIGADOON Extends Through August 10 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Goodman Theatre adds eight more performances of Brigadoon, the first large-scale professional revival in more than three decades, extended through August 10 by popular demand; the full 28-member company remains intact. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick's Loewe's legendary musical of Broadway's Golden Age, under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, tells the enchanting tale of an 18th century Scottish village that appears every century for one day only -- and the complications that arise when it's discovered by two 20th century Americans. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: CLASS OF CABARET GRADUATES Reveals How Far Last Year's Class Has Come
by Barry Lenny - Jun 17, 2014

Four young people who appeared in the Class of Cabaret last year are back with their own show, Class of Cabaret Graduates. (more...)

Celebrate the Magic at Shakespeare & Company's Season Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Shakespeare & Company's Midsummer Night's Celebration will be held Saturday, June 28th. Artistic Director Tony Simotes and Co-Chairs Phoebe Giddon and Deborah Ryan will present a magical and unforgettable evening celebrating the 450thbirthday of William Shakespeare and the start of Shakespeare & Company's Summer Season. Guests of Honor Governor Deval Patrick and First Lady Diane B. Patrick will be in attendance, as well as Rick Dildine, Shakespeare & Company's newly appointed Executive Director in his first public appearance. The evening will also feature the opening night performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Simotes and set in the mysterious bayous of New Orleans during the height of the Jazz Age. Proceeds from the Midsummer Night's Celebration will benefit Shakespeare & Company's nationally recognized Education and Training programs. (more...)

A Noise Within Presents a Reading of HAYAVADANA, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, in partnership with East West Players presents a FREE reading of Hayavadana by Girish Karnad, directed by Snehal Desai on Monday, June 16 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melissa Manchester Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut in YOU GOTTA LOVE THE LIFE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 11, 2014

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester makes her Cafe Carlyle debut in a new show, You Gotta Love The Life, through June 21. Accompanying herself on piano, she performs a selection of hits spanning her career, along with several songs from her upcoming album. She is joined on stage by Stephan Oberhoff (keyboard, guitar) and Susan Holder (vocals, percussion). (more...)

Cafe Cabaret Play Cafe Ballou Every Third Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Cafe Cabaret is an eclectic variety/cabaret show with a strong rotating cast of performers. Hosted by G.P.A. and produced by Roberta Miles, this show will make you wet your pants. Cafe Cabaret happens every third Friday of each month at Cafe Ballou located @ 939 N Western. The show begins @ 7p. Donations are encouraged. (more...)

SciQuest Announces Date for Second Quarter Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

CARY, N.C., July 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) SciQuest, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQI), a leading provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management, announced today that it will release its second quarter 2014 financial results for the period ended June 30, 2014 after market close on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. On that day, management will hold a conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET to review and discuss the Company's quarterly results. A replay of this webcast will be available after the call and accessible at http://investor.sciquest.com. (more...)

Janis Ian Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, folk legend Janis Ian will take the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, September 21, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's Midsummer Night's Celebration a Hit!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Shakespeare & Company's Midsummer Night's Celebration, held last weekend, was a magical and unforgettable evening that celebrated the Bard's 450th birthday and the Company's 37thseason. Artistic Director Tony Simotes and Co-Chairs Phoebe Giddon and Deborah Ryan presented an enchanting evening with a New Orleans Jazz Era theme, and welcomed over 250 guests to the Tina Packer Playhouse. Guests of Honor included Governor Deval Patrick and Shakespeare & Company's newly appointed Executive Director Rick Dildine. (more...)

BRIGADOON, With Revamped Libretto, Opens Tonight at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Goodman Theatre presents Brigadoon, the first large-scale professional revival in more than three decades, extended through August 10 by popular demand; the full 28-member company remains intact. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick's Loewe's legendary musical of Broadway's Golden Age, under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, tells the enchanting tale of an 18th century Scottish village that appears every century for one day only -- and the complications that arise when it's discovered by two 20th century Americans. Book writer Brian Hill revisits the libretto for this production, while music director Roberta Duchak and an orchestra of 13 use new orchestrations to enhance Loewe's lilting score. Brigadoon runs at the Albert Theatre. Opening night is tonight, July 7. (more...)

Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON Extends Again Through August 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

By popular demand, Brigadoon extends its stay at Goodman Theatre for the second time; seven performances just added, running now through August 17. (more...)

Adventure Theatre MTC's 63rd Season to Feature STUART LITTLE, WIZARD OF OZ & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC), the two-time recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences, has announced its 63rd Season. This year, ATMTC brings to life five main stage productions featuring two world premieres. The 63rd Season represents an exciting line-up of classic stories and familiar faces on the ATMTC Professional Stage. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Present New Dorothea Lange Documentary
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Her celebrated photograph 'Migrant Mother'is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent the suffering of America's Great Depression. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Second Stage Theatre's MALA HIERBA
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 29, 2014

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of MALA HIERBA, written by Tanya Saracho (HBO's 'Looking' and 'Girls') and directed by Jerry Ruiz. MALA HIERBA features Roberta Colindrez, Sandra Marquez, Marta Milans, and Ana Nogueira. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

LPR to Present STRANGE & BEAUTIFUL: The Music & Art of John Lurie, 9/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

(Le) Poisson Rouge haso announce Strange & Beautiful: The Music & Art of John Lurie, a festival celebrating the work of genre-twisting iconoclast John Lurie. The festival will span three concerts at Le Poisson Rouge, one concert at Town Hall, a gallery exhibition in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, and an exhibition at the Cavin-Morris Gallery. (more...)

Patrick Page, Richard Easton & Roberta Maxwell Set for GTG's SUPER SHAW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents its 95th production, an evening of Super Shaw, tonight, July 28 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marta Milans, Roberta Colindrez and More in Second Stage Theatre's MALA HIERBA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of MALA HIERBA, written by Tanya Saracho (HBO's 'Looking' and 'Girls') and directed by Jerry Ruiz. MALA HIERBA will feature Roberta Colindrez, Sandra Marquez, Marta Milans, and Ana Nogueira. The show is currently in previews and will open tomorrow, Thursday, July 24th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces 2014 IT Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On Monday, July 21, 2014, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 10 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2014 nominees at its annual event. Celebrating ten years and thousands of nominees, the IT PARTY took place at XL Night Club, 512 West 42nd Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STEVE ROSS and KAREN OBERLIN Ooze Charm, Class, and Chemistry In Tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 20, 2014

Steve Ross and Karen Oberlin's recent duo effort at 54 Below, Cheek to Cheek, was a show oozing charm, class, charisma, and chemistry, but most of all they conveyed their love for these legendary performers and the classic tunes associated with them. (more...)

Adam Sank Returns to The Duplex with MAMA, I WANT TO SING SHOWTUNES: A ONE 'MO SHOW!, 8/14 & 21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

In a return engagement at the legendary Duplex Cabaret Theatre, popular New York comic Adam Sank stars in his own cabaret show, complete with songs, comedy and humiliating childhood stories. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Will Present the International Smash Hit Musical BILLY ELLIOT in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the regional premiere of the international smash hit musical BILLY ELLIOT, previewing April 9, opening April 16 at 8 p.m. and running through June 7, 2015. Multi-Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell (Les Miserables, Ragtime, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, and Oliver! at Drury Lane Theatre) will Direct, with Musical Direction by Jeff Award-winner Roberta Duchak (Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Miss Saigon, Singin' in the Rain and Ragtime at Drury Lane Theatre, and vocal coach for Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman for the Academy Award-winning film Les Miserables). (more...)

Company of Fools Presents SHIRLEY VALENTINE for Three Nights Only, 8/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Shirley Valentine is back by popular demand for three nights only! Company of Fools presents this critically acclaimed Tony-nominated one-woman show starring Denise Simone August 7-9 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Photo Flash: BRIGADOON at Goodman Theatre, Now Through 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Goodman Theatre presents Brigadoon. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's legendary musical of Broadway's Golden Age, under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, tells the enchanting tale of an 18th century Scottish village that appears every century for one day only -- and the complications that arise when it's discovered by two 20th century Americans. Book writer Brian Hill revisits the libretto for this production, while music director Roberta Duchak and an orchestra of 13 use new orchestrations to enhance Loewe's lilting score. Brigadoon runs June 27 to August 10 in the Albert Theatre. Check below for photos from the production! (more...)

The Houston Ballet Announces the 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

April 26, 2014 marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. In honor of this milestone in world culture, Houston Ballet will present dance interpretations of great Shakespearean works by choreographers from three continents: a lavish new production of Romeo and Juliet by Stanton Welch; the company premiere of John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a revival of John Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown's MALA HIERBA Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of MALA HIERBA, written by Tanya Saracho (HBO's 'Looking' and 'Girls') and directed by Jerry Ruiz. MALA HIERBA will feature Roberta COLINDREZ, SANDRA MARQUEZ, MARTA MILANS, and ANA NOGUEIRA. Previews begin tonight, July 14th and opening night is Thursday, July 24th. (more...)

Review Roundup: Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Jul 14, 2014

Goodman Theatre presents BRIGADOON, the first large-scale professional revival in more than three decades. The production opened on July 7, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Powerhouse Vocalist Sari Schorr and Her All-Star Band at The Cutting Room, 7/31
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 12, 2014

On the heels of her exciting recent performances at Brooklyn's Shape Shifter Lab and Manhattan's Metropolitan Room, powerhouse vocalist Sari Schorr will next appear at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street, NYC) on Thursday, July 31 at 7 pm. Supporting Schorr will be her all-star band The Engine Room, featuring Rob Paparozzi on harmonica and vocals, Pete Levin on keyboards, Jerry Marotta on drums, John Cariddi on guitar, and Sue Williams on bass. With a distinctive sound and a 5-octave range that draws from her roots in blues, rock and jazz, Schorr will debut a selection of explosive songs from her upcoming CD. The Cutting Room show will also feature drumming and recording legend Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, who with his indelible sound will revisit some classic moments in funk drumming history, while also offering up some fat new grooves on songs written by Schorr. (more...)

Marta Milans and More to Star in MALA HIERBA at Second Stage Theatre Uptown; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) continues the 2014 Uptown Series (Chris Burney, Associate Artistic Director and 2ST Uptown Curator) with the New York premiere of MALA HIERBA, written by Tanya Saracho (HBO's 'Looking' and 'Girls') and directed by Jerry Ruiz. MALA HIERBA will feature Roberta COLINDREZ, SANDRA MARQUEZ, MARTA MILANS, and ANA NOGUEIRA. Previews begin Monday, July 14th and opening night is Monday, July 28th. (more...)

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