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Photo Flash: PHOENIX's Julia Stiles and James Wirt Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Jul 9, 2014

The new production of Scott Organ's play PHOENIX, starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt, begins performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) Monday, July 28. Presented by Nicholas Jabbour, PHOENIX will play a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23, and is produced by Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durham and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, by special arrangement with The Cherry Lane Theatre. The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the special event. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals to Run 8/8-17; Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Over one jam packed weekend, August 8 -10, six new musicals will be brought to life with help from more than 100 artists and one dozen directors and authors from across the country. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present LUCKY ME, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

Terry Bradshaw & Beth Stern to Headline 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

American Humane Association and Hallmark Channel announced today that sports legend, broadcaster, and actor Terry Bradshaw will join forces with TV personality and renowned animal advocate Beth Stern (more...)

Frank Woodley to Headline Five Shows in Honor of Adelaide Comedy's 14th Year, 7/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

One of Australia's most beloved physical comedians - of Lano and Woodley fame - Frank Woodley returns to Adelaide to celebrate Adelaide Comedy's 14th year. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to Play Limelight Theatre, 7-23 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

A TIMELESS love story from one of the most widely-read writers of all time comes to Limelight Theatre this August. (more...)

GLEE's Lea Michele to Attend Italy's Giffoni Children's Festival
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Multi-talented star of stage, screen and television, Lea Michele will visit the Cittadella del Cinema on July 20 to kick-off the Giffoni Experience 2014 (July 18-27). (more...)

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, the Broadway premiere of a comedy by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, begins its final two weeks at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The limited engagement, which opened to rave reviews on Sunday, April 20, must end on July 20. (more...)

THE RAINMAKER Opens 7/18 at Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

On Friday, July 18, The Sherman Playhouse will debut its summer production of the Romantic Comedy, THE RAINMAKER, by N. Richard Nash. The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on this four-week run. (more...)

Earth, Wind & Fire, GUYS & DOLLS and More Just Announced at the King Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Maxwell C. King Center For The Performing Arts just announced four new shows this season, including Marc Antoine, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary Chapin Carpenter and GUYS & DOLLS. Details below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Maggie Gyllenhaal Stars in BBC's THE HONOURABLE WOMAN
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Below, check out a trailer for BBC Two's eight-part miniseries THE HONOURABLE WOMAN, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE RAINMAKER at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

On Friday, July 18, The Sherman Playhouse will debut its summer production of the Romantic Comedy, THE RAINMAKER, by N. Richard Nash. The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on this four-week run. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Aaron Tveit Lands Lead Role in Romantic Comedy STEREOTYPICALLY YOU
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Broadway's Aaron Tveit has landed the lead role in the upcoming Romantic Comedy film STEREOTYPICALLY YOU, from writer-director Benjamin Cox. (more...)

Soap Star Robert Newman to Join the Cast of PERFECT CRIME, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Robert Newman, best known for his 28 year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light, and more recently on the hit Showtime series Homeland, will be joining the cast of Off-Broadway's longest running play, PERFECT CRIME, on July 28, in the role of Inspector Ascher. (more...)

Bluebird Arts to Present Sarah Ruhl's THE CLEAN HOUSE, 10/1-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Bluebird Arts, a new Non-Equity theatre founded by Luda Solomon, is proud to announce the The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl as their Fall 2014 production. Solomon will direct. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Playwright ROBERT CAISLEY Premieres LUCKY ME at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 21, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will have the World Premiere of 'Lucky Me' by playwright Robert Caisley. The Romantic Comedy is directed by SuzAnne Barabas and will be on the Long Branch stage from July 31st through August 31st. (more...)

MadLab to Present THE PLAYDATERS, Begin. 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Ohio premiere of Neil Haven's hilarious play about roommates exploiting a dating website to play a ludicrous game of dares and pranks on unsuspecting members of the opposite sex. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of SEVEN LOVERS Movie with Max von Essen & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2014

In 'Seven Lovers,' a new film by Keith Boynton, a young woman cycles through seven different relationships, each one depicted in a different cinematic style. In the video below, BroadwayWorld goes behind the scenes of the new film with Broadway's Max von Essen, Erin Drake and more! (more...)

Bare Bones Theater Company Presents ENCHANTED APRIL, 7/31 - 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Bare Bones Theater Company, 57 Main St., Northport, NY, presents 'Enchanted April,' a Romantic Comedy in two acts, set in 1922. The show opens Thursday, July 31, 2014, for ten performances over three weekends: July 31, August 1, 2 at 8 PM; August 3 at 3 PM; August 8, 9 at 8 PM; August 10 at 3 PM; August 15, 16 at 8 PM; August 17 ay 3 PM. (more...)

PHOENIX, Starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, Offers $20 Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Nicholas Jabbour, Rian Patrick Durham, Poverty Row Entertainment and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater are proud to announce that a limited number of $20 tickets will be available for Scott Organ's dark Romantic Comedy PHOENIX at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Choreographers Patti Colombo and Karl Warden Thrill Maine Audiences
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 21, 2014

'I definitely have a choreographic style - much of what I do is ballet-based and athletic, but I was trained in the Jack Cole manner. My mentors, Ron Lewis, Ron Fields, were all Jack Cole people. I have a strong sense of jazz, true American jazz based in ballet.' The speaker is a petite, svelte, red-haired dynamo of energy and bubbly enthusiasm. Seated opposite me a few days before the opening of her latest theatrical endeavor, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Maine State Music Theatre, director-choreographer Patti Colombo talks about her Maine debut and her other award-winning theatrical projects - among them, On the Town, West Side Story, Mask, L'il Abner, Peter Pan, Seussical, which have taken her to Broadway and around the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Company of Fools' ENCHANTED APRIL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

This summer Company of Fools (COF) will present Matthew Barber's award-winning Romantic Comedy, Enchanted April. This production will run now through July 26, 2014 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

RSC's HENRY IV, PART 2 Hits U.S. Movie Theaters This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

This weekend the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV Part 2 will begin cinemas screenings across the US. Henry IV Part 2 was filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. (more...)

PlayMakers Rep Receives Shakespeare in American Communities Grant for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Arts Midwest in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that PlayMakers Repertory Company is one of forty nonprofit, professional theater companies nationwide to be awarded a grant as part of the Shakespeare in American Communities program The program introduces middle and high school students to the power of live theater and the masterpieces of William Shakespeare. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Kicks Off 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Award-winning Theatre Aspen opened last week, with a production of The Full Monty receiving rave reviews. Tonight the season continues to unfold with the opening of Little Women, the Broadway Musical. The Hurst Theatre offers a summer repertory season, which will also include a brand new comedy by Sandy Rustin called The Cottage (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Romantic Comedy SHIRIN IN LOVE on VOD & DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

“Shirin in Love” is a Romantic Comedy about a quirky young Iranian-American who breaks family tradition and falls in love with a mysterious young man. (more...)

Warner Theatre to Screen BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

On Sunday, September 21 at 4 pm, the Warner Theatre will show the classic romantic film, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, on the Warner's 50 foot screen! (more...)

Synetic Theater to Bring A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Mexico
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The feuding fairies and merry mechanicals at Synetic Theater have been invited by Instituto Chihuahuense de La Cultura, headed by Fermin Gutierrez Galindo, to perform at the 10th edition of Festival Internacional. The company's award-winning wordless Shakespeare production will be performed at Teatro De Los Heros in Chihuahua on August 13 at 8 pm and at Teatro Victor Hugo Rascon Banda in Juarez on August 15 at 7 pm. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN HOLLYWOOD Set for Limited Theatrical Release Through AMC Independent
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

iReach/ V-Twinz Productions announced its first feature film will debut in a limited theatrical release through AMC Independent on July 18 thin New York ( (more...)

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Shares His Biggest Fear for Final 'INISHMAAN' Performances
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Radcliffe sat down with MTV News and revealed his biggest fear regarding what may happen during the final performances of the show! (more...)

Bergen County Players' 2014-15 Season to Include 'DROWSY CHAPERONE,' 'OSAGE COUNTY' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Long considered one of America's foremost community theater groups, the Bergen County Players is proud to announce its 2014-15 season, an ambitious, passionate and playful year of audience pleasing musicals, innovative plays and special events for its 82nd consecutive season. From toe-tapping musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences have been anxiously anticipating, the new season kicks off with The Drowsy Chaperone, the five-time Tony Award winning musical. (more...)

'Best of Fringe' Begins Today at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts
by Alan Henry - Jul 16, 2014

The Toronto Fringe Festival has announced the lineup for the Best of Fringe, selected and presented at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts. Eight fringe productions will be presented in the Studio Theatre between July 16, 2014 and July 30, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Sherman Playhouse's THE RAINMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On Friday, July 18, The Sherman Playhouse will debut its summer production of the Romantic Comedy, THE RAINMAKER, by N. Richard Nash. The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on this four-week run. BroadwayWorld has new shots of the cast in action below! (more...)

Pierce Brosnan to Team with Spike TV on Original Event Series Based on The Crusades
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Spike TV is teaming up with Pierce Brosnan's Irish DreamTime, Mark Sennet Entertainment, Michael Finch and Academy Award(R)-winning writer David Franzoni to develop a script for an event series based on the one of the seminal events in world history, the Crusades. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Expands Food Service at the Hurst; Hosts BeerCRUSH at 8/1 Performance of THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Theatre Aspen announces expanded lobby hours as well as exciting food offerings at the Hurst Theatre. Located in the beautiful setting of the John Denver Sanctuary in Rio Grande Park, Theatre Aspen's concession area is now open throughout the day offering gourmet, pre-packaged items daily (closed Sundays). In partnership with local chef Mawa McQueen, of Mawa's Kitchen, visitors can enjoy healthy snack boxes in the theatre's open air lobby or picnic outside in and around the Rio Grande Park. Food items include charcuterie platters, salads, a Mediterranean sampler and other small meals. Mawa's Kitchen is available for "pop-up" dinners at the tent for groups wishing to cater a meal prior to a Theatre Aspen performance. Group ticket discounts would apply. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present Noel Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING at the Unicorn Theatre, 7/30-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is August 2 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 30 at 7pm and the production closes August 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Extends Hershey Felder's MONSIEUR CHOPIN Through 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces it will extend Hershey Felder's popular and critically acclaimed one-man show Monsieur Chopin, a celebrated musical biography of legendary composer Fryderyk Chopin, ahead of its debut. Originally scheduled to run through August 3, the show will now run for an additional eight performances through Sunday, August 10. This summer come along with Felder to Paris in 1848...to a work of love and art and the place where his soul resides, in the depths of Chopin's music. In his passionate portrayal of the 'Poet of the Piano,' Felder reveals the beloved and romantic composer's secrets about his creations against a gorgeous, lush score of more than a dozen compositions. Monsieur Chopin begins previews July 25, opens July 27, and plays through August 10, 2014 on the intimate Thrust Stage. Tickets start at only $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (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...)

Gilded Balloon Presents Debut Solo Show From Comedian Andy de la Tour at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 30 July - 25 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Gilded Balloon are proud to present the debut full-length solo show from Comedian Andy de la Tour at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Only two human activities happen in front of a brick wall. Standing at a mic telling jokes or being shot by firing squad. (more...)

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Enters Final Week on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, the Broadway premiere of a comedy by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, is now in its final week at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on Sunday, April 20, must end on July 20. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ocean State Theatre Company Rolls the Dice on GUYS AND DOLLS
by Veronica Bruscini - Jul 13, 2014

Ocean State Theatre's production of GUYS AND DOLLS is sure to be a summertime hit for the Company. This staging has a solid foundation in the well-known tunes and colorful characters of Frank Loesser's Tony-Award-winning musical, and OSTC builds from there with a talented cast, sharp choreography, and smartly-designed scenery. (more...)

The Village Theatre Will Premiere Six Brand New Musicals in Development, 8/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Village Theatre is the birthplace of new works such Next to Normal and Million Dollar Quartet. And now, it has announced its lineup for the 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals, which runs from Aug 8 to 17. They will be showcasing six new musicals which have been under development. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Opens at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a Romantic Comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening tonight as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Mergatroyd Productions in Association with Midtown International Theater Festival Presents the World Premiere of JULIA & BUDDY, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Sparks fly between a neurotic philosopher and a dysfunctional maintenance man in a play about wanting somebody wrong who just might be right. JULIA & BUDDY - A Romantic Comedy at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Jewel Box Theater at the WorkShop Theater Company, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor East between 8th & 9th Avenues, New York NY (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING to Air Special Summer-Themed Edition, 7/13
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD heads to the coastline of Connecticut for its annual summer at the shore-themed edition to be broadcast July 13, 2014 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Stage Readings of LOVE LETTERS, 8/1-23, and DRIVING MISS DAISY, 8/22 & 24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

A potpourri of staged readings, to benefit much-needed upgrades to The Adobe Theater, will offer patrons the chance to see two great plays this August as presented by outstanding actors and New Mexico celebrities. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with PHOENIX's Julia Stiles, James Wirt and Jennifer DeLia!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2014

The new production of Scott Organ's play PHOENIX, starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt, begins performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) Monday, July 28. Presented by Nicholas Jabbour, PHOENIX will play a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23, and is produced by Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durhamand Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, by special arrangement with The Cherry Lane Theatre. The company met the press just yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the gang about the new play. Check out what Stiles, Wirt, and Delia had to say below! (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Host Shakepeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona and Green Expo, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

First Niagara Bank and The Ridgefield Playhouse will present the 9th Annual community event -- Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo -- on Saturday, August 9. The "how to live green" fair runs from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" taking place under a tent for a seated audience at 2 p.m., all on the green at The Ridgefield Playhouse. (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

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