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Photo Flash: First Look at Alastair Brookshaw in DE PROFUNDIS at Leicester Square
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

De Profundis, a new musical by Paul Dale Vickers, based on the letter playwright Oscar Wilde wrote to his young lover, Bosie, from his prison cell in Reading jail in 1897, has won Leicester Square Theatre's The New Musical Project, and will premiere in a six-week season in The Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre from Thursday May 1 - Sunday 8 June. It stars Alastair Brookshaw. Directed by Stuart Saint. Michael Riley is Musical Director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Brookshaw onstage below! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Creates a Smashing LA Cabaret Debut
by Don Grigware - May 6, 2014

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AUDIO: Listen to 'Symphony of Sorrow' from Leicester Square's DE PROFUNDIS, Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

De Profundis, a new musical by Paul Dale Vickers, based on the letter playwright Oscar Wilde wrote to his young lover, Bosie, from his prison cell in Reading jail in 1897, has won Leicester Square Theatre's The New Musical Project, and will premiere in a six-week season in The Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre now through Sunday 8 June. Scroll down to hear a preview of Alastair Brookshaw as Oscar Wilde singing 'Symphony of Sorrow' from the show! (more...)

Review Roundup: ALL THE WAY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 6, 2014

ALL THE WAY, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opens on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre tonight, March 6, 2014. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where ALL THE WAY began its theatrical life. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik to Give Solo Recital at SubCulture, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Twenty-eight-year-old Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, who has been recognized for his old-world sound and technical virtuosity, will perform a solo recital in celebration of his new album, Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures, at SubCulture in New York City on Thursday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Kutik's recital will include selections from his album, which features recordings of sheet music found in one of two suitcases the Kutik family brought to the United States when they emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1990. Music from the Suitcase, which will be released by Marquis Classics on April 15, will be available for early sale exclusively for SubCulture audience members following the recital. Tickets are $15 or $25 for a ticket and CD, and are available at the door and from www.subculturenewyork.com. (more...)

Emmy-Winner Michael Emerson Joins Cast of Three Day Hangover's BIG BOOZY BENEFIT, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Emmy Award-winner Michael Emerson (Person of Interest, Lost) will join the cast for Three Day Hangover's Big Boozy Benefit, an event supporting the company's awesome 2014 Season to be held this Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7pm at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, 196 Allen Street (bet. East Houston and Stanton) in NYC. (more...)

The Hartt School to Present The Hartt Symphony Orchestra at The Bushnell, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

On Friday, April 4th at 8:00 p.m., The Hartt Symphony Orchestra returns to The Bushnell's magnificent Belding Theater with renowned Maestro Edward Cumming conducting an evening full of wonderful classical music, including works by Glinka, Rossini, and Copland plus a performance of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. Acclaimed opera star and West Hartford native, Matthew Worth, joins the ensemble in arias by Rossini ('Largo al factotum,' from The Barber of Seville) and ('Soliloquy' from Carousel), marking the first time Mr. Worth will have performed with The Hartt Orchestra. In addition, Jeffrey Hoffman, co-chairman of the family-run auto dealership Hoffman Auto Group, will guest conduct. The performance begins promptly at 8 p.m. and takes place at The Maxwell M. & Ruth R. Belding Theater located at The Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, Connecticut. For box office information, please visit www.Bushnell.org. Ticket prices start at $25.00. (more...)

Review Roundup: LES MISERABLES Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 23, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables opened last night, Sunday, March 23 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. (more...)

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Gives Solo Recital at SubCulture Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Twenty-eight-year-old Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, who has been recognized for his old-world sound and technical virtuosity, will perform a solo recital in celebration of his new album, Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures, at SubCulture in New York City tonight, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hale Orem's BIG RIVER Is Expertly Staged, Highly Entertaining — and Uplifting
by Blair Howell - Mar 2, 2014

It happens all too rarely, but at times you just want to say, 'Go see this show. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.' With Hale Center Theater Orem's current production, I just want to say, 'Go see 'Big River.' I'm sure you'll enjoy it.' (more...)

DE PROFUNDIS Wins Leicester Square Theatre's The New Musical Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

De Profundis, a new musical by Paul Dale Vickers, based on the letter playwright Oscar Wilde wrote to his young lover, Bosie, from his prison cell in Reading jail in 1897, has won Leicester Square Theatre's The New Musical Project, and will premiere in a six-week season in The Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre from Thursday May 1 - Sunday 8 June. (more...)

Molly Bloom Monologue with Caraid O'Brien and Bernadette Quigley to be Rebroadcast on 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Back by popular demand, the innovative performance of the complete Molly Bloom monologue from James Joyce's Ulysses recorded live on June 16, 2013 by not one but two actresses, Caraid O'Brien and Bernadette Quigley, will be rebroadcast nationwide on Monday, June 16. 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Durang Gets Laughs with Chekhov Themes in VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Hartford Stage
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 6, 2014

Maxwell Williams directs a talented ensemble to tell the story of three very different siblings gathering at their home, where quoting Chekhov, throwing coffee cups at the wall and channeling Maggie Smith are not considered strange. (more...)

Review Roundup: Kenneth Branagh's MACBETH
by Review Roundups - Jun 6, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: CAROUSEL at Arcola Theatre
by Review Roundups - Jun 25, 2014

Morphic Graffiti presents a bold new interpretation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, which opened last night at Arcola Theatre and runs thru July 19. Gemma Sutton stars as Julie Jordan with Tim Rogers as Billy Bigelow. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Two Charming Young Women Performers--Carly Ozard and Nikki MacCallum--Conquer the Challenge of the Personalized Tribute Show at The Duplex
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 23, 2014

The biggest challenge in personalizing a tribute show is when the set list is structured to tell a story about the performer's life. Those songs better be good, that life better be interesting, and that storytelling patter better be clever, humorous, and self-deprecating or an audience (let alone a reviewer) will tune you out quicker than a liberal accidentally hitting FOX News on the remote. I recently saw two different shows at The Duplex from enchanting young women performers—Carly Ozard and Nikki MacCallum--who deftly managed to weave their love of a singer (Bette Midler for Ozard) or a songbook (Kander & Ebb for MacCallum) into a tale of life journey and personal growth to produce charming and entertaining shows. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Nearly Perfect LES MISERABLES Takes Stage at The Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 16, 2014

The musical for people who don't like musicals is a big production for people who like big productions at The Fulton (more...)

VIDEO: Samuel Jackson Recites 'Ezekiel' Speech from Tarantino Classic PULP FICTION
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Samuel Jackson recently stopped by BBC One's The Graham Norton Show and surprised the audience by reciting the 'Ezekiel 25:17' speech from the classic Quentin Tarantino film 'Pulp Fiction.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's THE KING AND I Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre opens the Tony and Academy Award winning musical, The King and I, tonight, July 9 in Winchester, VA. Set against the backdrop of 19th century Siam, Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I explores the conflicted relationship between King Mongkut of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher hired by the King as part of his plans to modernize his country. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Matthew C. Logan's Production of EQUUS is Intense and Beautifully Poignant
by Nyderah Williams - Jul 27, 2014

Director Matthew C. Logan and his stellar cast delve into English playwright Peter Shaffer's pyschodramatic play about a disturbed youth's fanatical obsession with horses. Written in 1973 and inspired by true events, EQUUS is certainly challenging material concerning the heavy themes of religion, sexuality, passion and normalism in society. The ensemble faces the material with unflinching conviction. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 2nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 2, 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. It's the TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2014! Did your favorites make the list? (more...)

BWW Reviews: HAMLET Kills for Kentucky Shakespeare
by Todd Zeigler - Jul 17, 2014

The best productions of classic plays present them as if they are world premieres. They reveal new details, shine new light upon dramas whose lines you could recite like the names of your children. "Hamlet," the finale of Kentucky Shakespeare's trio of summer stagings in Central Park, is exactly this sort of production. (more...)

Choreographer Shirley Jenkins Presents WOMEN... GOTTA LUV 'EM, 1/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

On January 24 Seattle Choreographer Shirley Jenkins will premiere her newest and most personal modern dance pieces on the Cornish Playhouse stage. Women…Gotta Luv 'Em reflects Jenkins' triumphant and turbulent dance journey that includes her own battles with cancer and debilitating injury. As Jenkins explains, 'My choreographic intentions come from my heart's desire to express deep emotions from my life's experiences. Dance has always been my reason to live, and Women...Gotta Luv 'Em takes my stories and exposes them to the world. It is the culmination of the past few years of my life—my battles with cancer, my recovery and my rebirth to dance. I am bringing a total celebration of survival, strength, hope, and pure love of life to the stage.” (more...)

Broadway Shines at The Grammys: A Spotlight on 2014's 'Best Musical Theater Album' Nominees
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 26, 2014

BroadwayWorld has rounded up a sampling of each of the albums, featuring KINKY BOOTS' pop-inspired tunes by Cyndi Lauper, full of be-yourself spirit and catchy rhythms, MATILDA's imaginatively 'revolting' tracks by Tim Minchin, and the soulful hits of MOTOWN, featuring the works of stars such as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and the Jackson 5! (more...)

Choreographer Shirley Jenkins Presents WOMEN... GOTTA LUV 'EM, Now thru 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

On January 24 Seattle Choreographer Shirley Jenkins will premiere her newest and most personal modern dance pieces on the Cornish Playhouse stage. Women…Gotta Luv 'Em reflects Jenkins' triumphant and turbulent dance journey that includes her own battles with cancer and debilitating injury. As Jenkins explains, 'My choreographic intentions come from my heart's desire to express deep emotions from my life's experiences. Dance has always been my reason to live, and Women...Gotta Luv 'Em takes my stories and exposes them to the world. It is the culmination of the past few years of my life—my battles with cancer, my recovery and my rebirth to dance. I am bringing a total celebration of survival, strength, hope, and pure love of life to the stage.” (more...)

BWW Review: Some Enchanted Evening with Brian Stokes Mitchell at Celebrity Series of Boston
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 24, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston celebrates its 75th Anniversary Season and brings in Tony Award-winning baritone Brian Stokes Mitchell for his third appearance. With the virtuosic accompaniment of Tedd Firth on piano, Stokes plays a cast of characters from a range of Broadway musicals, from CAMELOT to CAROUSEL, and SOUTH PACIFIC to MAN OF LA MANCHA. (more...)

David Bousso Debuts New Ensemble, EMPIRE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

David Bousso, founder and artistic director of the EMPIRE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA(ECO) is very excited about launching the debut of his new ensemble, which will take place at 8:00 PM on February 8th at the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church located on West 66th Street in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Vintage Theatre Has a Monstrous, Hilarious Hit with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, The Musical!
by Michael Mulhern - Jan 12, 2014

Let's face it, a show can contain humor, but the side-splitting comedy is all in the timing and that's exactly what these talented actors demonstrated in this hilarious production of Young Frankenstein. (more...)

David Bousso Debuts New Ensemble, EMPIRE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2014

David Bousso, founder and artistic director of the EMPIRE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA(ECO) is very excited about launching the debut of his new ensemble, which will take place at 8:00 PM tonight, February 8th at the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church located on West 66th Street in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Opens at the Off Center Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Feb 8, 2014

Andy Parkhurst and Michael Grayman describe their current production of Motherhood Out Loud as, "our Valentine to all the parents who have supported, inspired, and endured us." Opening night for Motherhood Out Loud, an Off-Broadway Kansas City premiere produced by Spinning Tree Theatre at the Off Center Theatre is Saturday February 8, with previews the two preceding nights. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NextStop Theatre's Imaginative RICHARD III Is Mesmerizing and Chilling
by Audrey Liebross - Feb 7, 2014

The premise of RICHARD THE THIRD, as presented in NextStop Theatre Company's brilliant first professional production, which includes both deaf and hearing actors, is that the villainous Richard is deaf. Converting Richard from a character who feels alienated because of his appearance to one who feels alienated because he can't communicate effectively resonates with modern audiences. (more...)

Marquis Classics to Release Yevgeny Kutik's New Solo Album, MUSIC FROM THE SUITCASE, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Twenty-eight-year-old Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik's new solo album, Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures,will be released by Marquis Classics on Tuesday, April 15. The album features recordings of sheet music found in one of two suitcases the Kutik family brought to the United States when they emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1990. Along with works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky, the album includes rarely recorded works by Andrei Eshpai, Aram Khachaturian, Anton Rubinstein, and Gyorgy Sviridov, along with a song by M. M. Warshawsky transcribed for violin. The album was recorded with pianist Timothy Bozarth, a Beethoven Fellow of the American Pianists Association, and includes liner notes written by Mr. Kutik. The album will be available for preorder on Amazon in early March. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Porters, in HENRY V
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 22, 2014

If 'all the youth of England are on fire,' as the first speech of HENRY V's Act II declares, then all the Porters of Hellsgate have carried the torch forward with guns blazing. Without a doubt, this is the Porters' finest stage work to date and a testament to the kind of theatre magic that can be created out of thin air by the willing and able. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Fascinating PRINCE IGOR Finally Makes Back It to the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 17, 2014

PRINCE IGOR was a glorious mess when Alexander Borodin died suddenly in 18, leaving it to others to finish a work he'd toiled on for nearly 20 years but hadn't quite made whole. With no definitive version of the opera, it was only performed by the Met in 1917--until Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production premiered last week. Musically rich, scenically fascinating, it's good to have it back where it belongs. (more...)

Ildar Abdrazakov Receives Praise for the Met's Production of Borodin's PRINCE IGOR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov – whom the Metropolitan Opera just announced will star in the title role of a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro for its 2014-15 season-opening gala – has earned a chorus of praise for his performance as the eponymous character in Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production of Prince Igor at the Met, which last staged Borodin's work nearly 100 years ago. In the New York Times, Anthony Tommasini enthused over Abdrazakov at length: “Solid and ruggedly handsome, Mr. Abdrazakov is a confident actor. Though his voice is firm and robust, he is not one of those formidable, gravelly Russian basses. He is a fine singer of Italian repertory, and his Igor has moments of Italianate lyrical refinement. He brings passion, even a touch of neediness, to his exchanges with his devoted wife, Yaroslavna. … Mr. Abdrazakov does his most burnished, powerful singing in the prince's despairing Soliloquy [in Act II].” The New York Observer had a similar view: “Abdrazakov hurled his dark bass-baritone into Igor's soul-searching arias, the warm, lyrical tone suggesting the proud prince's underlying vulnerability.” WQXR likewise commended the bass's “sonorous” tone and Classical Review his “dramatic force.” (more...)

Diablo Theatre Company Presents Revue of Rodgers and Hammerstein A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, 11/29-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

As a holiday treat, Diablo Theatre Company offers up the delightful A Grand Night for Singing, a romantic, entertaining revue of music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, the duo who created songs that are standards of musical theater and American popular culture. The show will run November 29-December 7 at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts. (more...)

Surfside Players Stage CHRISTMAS CAROLERS, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

One weekend only: CHRISTMAS CAROLERS, Songs for the Holidays will run this weekend, December 20 - 22 (Fri / Sat 8:00pm, Sun 2:00pm) at Surfside Players. This FREE concert for the holiday season, Christmas Carolers, will be directed by Joan Dunn. (more...)

Surfside Players to Stage CHRISTMAS CAROLERS, 12/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

One weekend only: CHRISTMAS CAROLERS, Songs for the Holidays will run December 20 - 22 (Fri / Sat 8:00pm, Sun 2:00pm) at Surfside Players. This FREE concert for the holiday season, Christmas Carolers, will be directed by Joan Dunn. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Kander and Ebb
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Aug 9, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on Cabaret: (more...)

BWW Reviews: KING JOHN Impresses at the Stratford Festival
by Roy Berko - Aug 7, 2014

King John, who reigned as the monarch of England from 1199-1216, was the son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the father of Henry III. The Shakespearean script concerning his reign is one of the true history plays by the Bard and is one of only two of his plays, the other being 'Richard II,' that are written entirely in script. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Connecticut Free Shakespeare Brings Back the 60's with As AS YOU LIKE IT
by Cindy Cardozo - Aug 5, 2014

Connecticut Free Shakespeare has brought a delightful version of As You Like It to the outdoor stage. As envisioned by director, Ellen Lieberman, this production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy, set in 1969, is a family friendly, drug free 'Be-in' of the theatrical kind. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Clackamas Rep's CAROUSEL Is a Trip to Musical Heaven
by Patrick Brassell - Aug 3, 2014

The waltz begins its hurdy-gurdy rhythm and suddenly we're transported to the carousel through dance, music, movement, and the above-mentioned scenic effects. It's beautifully done, and every member of the company contributes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Very Chekhovian VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Shakespeare & Co
by Larry Murray - Aug 22, 2014

For those who think that Christopher Durang's popular VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is a strawhat comedy, this production proves it's goat real heart too, just as in any Chekhov play. (more...)

PBS to Air Alzheimer's Documentary THE GENIUS OF MARIAN, 9/8
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Sept. 8 on PBS: A filmmaker captures his mother's early-onset Alzheimer's in 'The Genius of The Genius of Marian is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease. (more...)

BWW Review: Do You Hear The People Sing? Drayton's LES MISERABLES Shines
by Mary Alderson - Aug 13, 2014

The classic story turned epic musical has finally made its way to Grand Bend's Huron Country Playhouse. Based on Victor Hugo's novel, LES MISERABLES follows the life of prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, who was thrown in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for a hungry child. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Next Act Portends the Future in THREE VIEWS OF THE SAME OBJECT
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 9, 2014

What happens when someone "lives long enough to see everything you liked and loved crumble before you?" Playwright Henry Murray confronts the question of aging within the context of marriage, conceived completely in an intriguing contemporary format. (more...)

BWW Reviews: At the End of the Day, the Western Carolina LES MISERABLES Delivers Some Notable Performances
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 7, 2014

The Western Carolina University School of Stage and Screen presented a production of the classic musical directed by one of its original stars, Tony nominee Terrence Mann (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's DAS RHEINGOLD is Full-Throttle Spectacle
by David Clarke - Apr 15, 2014

Houston Grand Opera, which opened a lavish production of DAS RHEINGOLD this past weekend, is proudly kicking off their first Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner. Like any modern production of Wagner's Ring Cycle, Houston Grand Opera is sparing no expense. At Sunday's matinee, the audience leapt to their feet for curtain call and clamored excitedly about this show and what's still to come in the cycle. (more...)

Marquis Classics Release Yevgeny Kutik's New Solo Album, MUSIC FROM THE SUITCASE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Twenty-eight-year-old Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik's new solo album, Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures,will be released by Marquis Classics today, April 15. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PMT Brings Gritty Edge to LES MISERABLES at the Byham Theatre
by Greg Kerestan - Apr 1, 2014

No celebrities, no turntable, (almost) no opera- Ken Gargaro's 'Les Miserables' takes the iconic musical back to its rock opera roots. (more...)

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