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Ritz Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 48th St.

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Adaptation of a story by J. M. Kookolis and Scott Fagan

A group of young musicians achieve success in New York City, but pay the price.


FLASH FRIDAY: Tom Cruise Sings! The Superstar Croons Tunes Ranging From Meat Loaf To ROCK OF AGES & BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: Tom Cruise Sings! The Superstar Croons Tunes Ranging From Meat Loaf To ROCK OF AGES & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2015

This week, in honor of Tom Cruise's epic TONIGHT SHOW performance we look back at his best musical moments! (more...)

A.C.T. to to Stage MONSTRESS, 9/16-11/22A.C.T. to to Stage MONSTRESS, 9/16-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

American Conservatory Theater continues its 2015-16 season with Monstress, two world-premiere one-act plays about love, longing, and the American dream. Based on the short stories by Lysley Tenorio, Monstress was adapted for the stage by Bay Area playwrights Philip Kan Gotanda and Sean San Jose. (more...)

Step Up Productions' BAREFOOT IN THE PARK to Run 10/2-11/1Step Up Productions' BAREFOOT IN THE PARK to Run 10/2-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Step Up Productions is pleased to open its 2015-16 season with Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning romantic comedy BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, directed by Michael Driscoll, playing October 2 - November 1, 2015 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently on sale at www.stepupproductions.org or by calling The Athenaeum Box Office at (773) 935-6875. The press opening is Tuesday, October 6 at 8 pm. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Ludacris, Gina Rodriguez & Josh Peck to Host TEEN CHOICE 2015; New Nominations Announced!Ludacris, Gina Rodriguez & Josh Peck to Host TEEN CHOICE 2015; New Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

TEEN CHOICE nominees Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (“Furious 7”), Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) and Josh Peck (GRANDFATHERED) are set to host TEEN CHOICE 2015 airing live Sunday, Aug. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 30, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 30, 2015
by - Jul 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE WIZ Eases On Down Many Magical Roads For 40 YearsTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE WIZ Eases On Down Many Magical Roads For 40 Years
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 30, 2015

In acknowledgement of the many exciting news items this week pertaining to THE WIZ, it is the topic of today's tribute. (more...)

Natascha McElhone, Jodhi May to Star in New Play QUEEN ANNE at the RSC's Swan Theatre This WinterNatascha McElhone, Jodhi May to Star in New Play QUEEN ANNE at the RSC's Swan Theatre This Winter
by Jessica Khan - Jul 30, 2015

Natascha McElhone, perhaps best known for THE TRUMAN SHOW and the more recent TV series CALIFORNICATION, will star in Helen Edmundson's new play QUEEN ANNE at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre this winter. (more...)

Hank OpdenDries Releases FOOTPRINTS IN THE SANDS OF TIMEHank OpdenDries Releases FOOTPRINTS IN THE SANDS OF TIME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

One of 10 children, born in 1924 in a little Dutch town close to the German border, author Hank OpdenDries grew up in a world surrounded by farms and wooded hills, a life much in contrast to the fast-paced world most people understand. In 'Footprints in the Sands of Time' (published by Xlibris) the author chronicles his life and the many incredible events that he went through. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WEDDING SINGER Brings Nostalgic Fun to CLOBWW Reviews: THE WEDDING SINGER Brings Nostalgic Fun to CLO
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 30, 2015

Get out your parachute pants and jelly bracelets- we're going back to a happier, crappier era. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Hackmatack PlayhouseBWW Reviews: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Hackmatack Playhouse
by Trevor Worden - Jul 30, 2015

Check out the new review for this great theater, and get yourself to the barn! (more...)

Australian Singer-Songwriter Shelley Segal Set for The Hotel Cafe, 8/9Australian Singer-Songwriter Shelley Segal Set for The Hotel Cafe, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Australian folk/pop star SHELLEY SEGAL will make her Los Angeles debut on Sunday, August 9 at The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. There will be one show only at 9pm. Tickets are $15 and available now. (more...)

The Jetty Extends THE HEARTBREAK HOTEL Into SeptemberThe Jetty Extends THE HEARTBREAK HOTEL Into September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Due to popular demand, one of London's most exciting new immersive theatrical productions, the Heartbreak Hotel, is extending until 27 September 2015, and launching a delicious new food and drink menu to experience while on The Jetty - Greenwich Peninsula. (more...)

Pure Barre Announces International ExpansionPure Barre Announces International Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

North America's leading barre concept to launch in Canada (more...)

Denton Community Theatre to Present BIG RIVERDenton Community Theatre to Present BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Denton Community Theatre (DCT) is proud to present the last show in its 45th anniversary season, Big River - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Directed by John Evarts and Pete Kelly, this musical re-telling of Mark Twain's classic American story boasts a large cast and a score of country and blue-grass music.  Music direction is by Arturo Ortega.  (more...)

Toyota of Naperville preparing for changes to 2016 TundraToyota of Naperville preparing for changes to 2016 Tundra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

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THE WALKING DEAD Returning to Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights 2015THE WALKING DEAD Returning to Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

The nation's insatiable appetite for AMC's “The Walking Dead” will continue to terrify Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort when the most intense moments from season 5 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning television series take a bite out of “Halloween Horror Nights,” beginning Friday, September 18, 2015. (more...)

Fitness Tip of the Day: Stay Injury Free for 6 MonthsFitness Tip of the Day: Stay Injury Free for 6 Months
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 30, 2015

Training itself is a marathon. (more...)

From Jay-Z to LES MIZ, Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals Influences Behind Broadway's HAMILTONFrom Jay-Z to LES MIZ, Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals Influences Behind Broadway's HAMILTON
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 29, 2015

When taking pen to paper to bring the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton to the stage, Lin-Manuel found inspiration in far off places - from GRAND THEFT AUTO's free-roaming firefights to hip-hop's best beats. (more...)

ELLIE GOULDING Wraps Up Third Studio AlbumELLIE GOULDING Wraps Up Third Studio Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

According to Billboard.com, it's possible a new Ellie Goulding album quickly approaching! The British pop star posted a message on Instagram alluding that 'it' is finished and could arrive 'Soon.' (more...)

DIFFICULT PEOPLE & More Coming to Hulu This WeekDIFFICULT PEOPLE & More Coming to Hulu This Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

'Difficult People,' 'The Bachelorette,' 'America's Got Talent' and more among shows coming to HULU this week. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/29/2015 - FUN HOME on LATE NIGHT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Muny and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/29/2015 - FUN HOME on LATE NIGHT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Muny and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 29, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FUN HOME heads to LATE NIGHT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens in Forest Park, THAT '70S SHOW mama heads to the stage and more! (more...)

Scoop: DATELINE on NBC - Today, July 30, 2015Scoop: DATELINE on NBC - Today, July 30, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jul 29, 2015

Get all the scoop on DATELINE, airing on NBC on today, July 30, 2015! (more...)

Legendary Publicist Charlie Cinnamon Reveals What Drew Him to the TheatreLegendary Publicist Charlie Cinnamon Reveals What Drew Him to the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

In a new interview with the Miami Herald, legendary Florida publicist Charlie Cinnamon has opened up about what originally drew him to Broadway. (more...)

New Romance Novel by Claudia Compagnucci is ReleasedNew Romance Novel by Claudia Compagnucci is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Claudia Compagnucci is a firm believer in the power of love and coincidence. These themes unite in her new romance novel, 'Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere: The Power of Love' (published by Balboa Press), in which a series of coincidences separates fated lovers while love keeps them connected. (more...)

New HAMILTON Book to Explore Lin-Manuel Miranda's Process of Bringing a Founding Father to BroadwayNew HAMILTON Book to Explore Lin-Manuel Miranda's Process of Bringing a Founding Father to Broadway
by Jessica Khan - Jul 29, 2015

From the page to the stage -- to the page again. (more...)

Flow Football App for Barclays Premier League Caribbean Fans Flow Football App for Barclays Premier League Caribbean Fans
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

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Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE WEST END HORRORPhoto Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE WEST END HORROR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

For the fourth show in their 44th annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the Central New York premiere of the new mystery/comedy 'Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror' by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Anthony Dodge, adapted from the novel by Nicholas Meyer. Performances will run from July 29th - August 8th with evening performances at 7:30 PM. Matinees are available on July 31st, 4th, and 5th at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. (more...)

HBO NOW Available Now to Verizon Broadband CustomersHBO NOW Available Now to Verizon Broadband Customers
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Home Box Office and Verizon announced today a broad agreement that includes the right for Verizon to distribute HBO NOWSM, HBO's internet-only service, to Verizon digital platforms, including to more than 100 million Verizon Wireless customers (more...)

Slide the City Announces Sponsorship Opportunities Slide the City Announces Sponsorship Opportunities
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

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Charles Shaughnessy to Lead HARVEY at Alhambra Theatre & DiningCharles Shaughnessy to Lead HARVEY at Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Screen Actor.  Stage Actor.  Soap Star.  Blogger.  Voice-over talent.  Celebrity Jeopardy Winner.  Social media star. Philanthropist.  It turns out Charles Shaughnessy is a lot of things, and will add the Alhambra Theatre & Dining to his list of credits as he stars in a retooling of the classic drama/comedy, 'Harvey.'  As if it weren't interesting enough, Shaughnessy will be joined at the Alhambra by his wife, Susan Fallendar. (more...)

BCT to Present CHILDREN OF EDEN, 8/7-9BCT to Present CHILDREN OF EDEN, 8/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

CHILDREN OF EDEN is an epic musical adventure with an awe-inspiring score by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippen, Godspell) and a captivating book by John Caird. Taking traditional Biblical stories from the book of Genesis and looking at them in an entirely new way, CHILDREN OF EDENexamines the loving, and often tumultuous, relationship between parents and their children. Utilizing innovative stage craft, choreography, and design, Bayou City Theatrics brings together local professional performers and talented students from its bctEDU program in a concert-style production that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. CHILDREN OF EDEN runs August 7 to August 9 at the Kaleidoscope. (more...)

Vintage & Anchor Books Announce New August PublicationsVintage & Anchor Books Announce New August Publications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

AUGUST PAPERBACK ORIGINALS. . . THUG NOTES: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets, PhD (Vintage • 304 pages • On Sale: 8/18/15 • Price: $14.95 • ISBN: 9781101873045).Sparky Sweets, PhD. and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature's most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride & Prejudice, The Color Purple, Hamlet, Things Fall Apart, and more! Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you're a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, THUG NOTES has got you covered. You'll certainly never look at literature the same way again. PUBLICIST: David Archer • 212-572-2331 • darcher@penguinrandomhouse.com (more...)

BWW Reviews: LABUTE DOUBLE-BILL FOR 2015 PRIDEFEST! at The Tank TheaterBWW Reviews: LABUTE DOUBLE-BILL FOR 2015 PRIDEFEST! at The Tank Theater
by Peter Danish - Jul 29, 2015

Playwright Neil LaBute seems to like to write stories about men who behave badly. The protagonist of 'Some Girl(s)' (who is nameless) is yet another LaBute bad boy. (more...)

David Morse & Stelio Savante Join Cast of Invictus Theater's Reading of JEREMIAH 5:1David Morse & Stelio Savante Join Cast of Invictus Theater's Reading of JEREMIAH 5:1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Emmy Nominee & Drama Desk Award winner David Morse (The Hurt Locker, Disturbia, The Green Mile) and SAG Nominee & American Movie Award winner Stelio Savante (The Making Of The Mob, Eisenstein In Guanajuato, American Genius) have joined John Stanisci and Thomas Ryan in the cast of Invictus Theater Company's Jeremiah 5:1 reading. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends THE WEIRIrish Rep Extends THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces that the critically-acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, will be extended through Sunday, September 6th, 2015 at the DR2 Theatre, located at 103 East 15th Street in Union Square (the Irish Rep's temporary home during renovation of its home base in Chelsea).  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Book Writer Christian Struppeck About New Collaboration with Stephen Schwartz in Vienna - EMANUEL & ELEONOREBWW Interviews: Book Writer Christian Struppeck About New Collaboration with Stephen Schwartz in Vienna - EMANUEL & ELEONORE
by Iris Moebius - Jul 29, 2015

Internationally renowned, Oscar- Grammy- and Golden Globe winning composer Stephen Schwartz is currently developing a brand new musical that is set to premier in the fall of 2016 in Vienna. The project is a collaboration with Christian Struppeck, artistic director of the Vereinigte Buhnen Wien (VBW), who is also writing the book for the show, and british star-director Trevor Nunn. The musical is centered on the live of the theater couple Emanuel and Eleonore Schikaneder, who were some of the most influencial people in the opera and theater world in the 18th Century Vienna, and the creation of one of the most famous opera pieces in history, The Magic Flute. The production is produced in-house by the VBW and I recently had the opportunty to spreak to book writer and artistic director Christian Struppeck about this exciting new musical and the international cooperation with Stephen Schwartz and Trevor Nunn. (more...)

Reflections: What SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Lacks in Star Power, It Makes Up for In Extended Scenes, Live SpectacleReflections: What SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Lacks in Star Power, It Makes Up for In Extended Scenes, Live Spectacle
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 28, 2015

When compared to 'Sunset Boulevard,' (orig. film: 1950; West End premiere: 1993), which follows the same classic film-to-stage pedigree as 'Singin' In the Rain' (orig. film: 1952; West End premiere: 1983) and tackles the same dilemma of making the transition from silent films to talkies in the 1920s--albeit of psychological melodrama in genre compared to the latter's rollicking parody--'Sunset Boulevard' had big stars of stage and screen who headlined West End and Broadway, i.e. Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, and Elaine Paige who played the faded silent movie star Norma Desmond. Whereas 'Singin' In the Rain' did not delve into such stunt casting from the onset--unless you consider Tommy Steele, who originated the role of Don Lockwood in the West End, as big as Elvis Presley or Gene Kelly, the silver screen's original Lockwood. (more...)

Exclusive Comment! Anthony Crivello Set For Broadway Mentors Program Master Class, 10/4Exclusive Comment! Anthony Crivello Set For Broadway Mentors Program Master Class, 10/4
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2015

A Tony-winner is set for a master class! (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Adds Two 'COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA' ShowsCincinnati Shakespeare Adds Two 'COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA' Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has just announced the addition of two performances to "The Complete History of America (abridged)" schedule. The critically acclaimed new production's demand was too great to be met with the original schedule so matinee performances have been added on Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 16 at 2pm. (more...)

Taylor Kitsch to Hit the Stage at TIFF's Top Ten Event in L.A., 7/30Taylor Kitsch to Hit the Stage at TIFF's Top Ten Event in L.A., 7/30
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

TIFF announced today that Canadian actor Taylor Kitsch will be featured in a special "In Conversation With…" event hosted by Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, on July 30 in Los Angeles. This event is part of the international tour of TIFF's Canada's Top Ten Film Festival, and is presented in partnership with Film Independent at LACMA. Established by TIFF in 2001, the Canada's Top Ten Film Festival celebrates and promotes contemporary Canadian cinema and raises awareness of Canadian achievements in film. (more...)

Nokia announces OZO virtual reality camera for professional content creatorsNokia announces OZO virtual reality camera for professional content creators
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

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BJ Love, Dave Boutette, Rocky Horror Reunion and More Set for 12 IN 12 Festival at Performance Network, 8/14-16BJ Love, Dave Boutette, Rocky Horror Reunion and More Set for 12 IN 12 Festival at Performance Network, 8/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

On Saturday, August 15, Performance Network will host 1?2 in 12, ?an all day music festival featuring 12 acts in 12 hours from noon to midnight. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on BroadwayMatthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Producers of the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's SYLVIA just announced that two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) completes the cast of the forthcoming production, to be staged by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof). (more...)

Nederlander Sells Neil Simon Air Rights to Dream Hotel ProjectNederlander Sells Neil Simon Air Rights to Dream Hotel Project
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2015

Nederlander will Soon be funneling a new hunk of real estate profit (we hope) into the arts in New York City. The organization just sold nearly 20,000 square feet of air above its Neil Simon Theatre for $8.9 million (that's $450 per square foot) to a group working on a Dream Hotel project. (more...)

Frank Langella to Star Opposite Bryan Cranston in HBO's Adaptation of ALL THE WAYFrank Langella to Star Opposite Bryan Cranston in HBO's Adaptation of ALL THE WAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Stage and screen vet Frank Langella is headed to HBO's upcoming TV adaptation of Robert Schenkkan's Tony-winning play ALL THE WAY. (more...)

Chris Pine Locks Male Lead in WONDER WOMAN FilmChris Pine Locks Male Lead in WONDER WOMAN Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

After rumors in May, it's official! TheWrap reports that INTO THE WOODS prince Chris Pine will play 'Steve Trevor' opposite Gal Gadot in Warner Bros. upcoming WONDER WOMAN movie, helmed by Patty Jenkins. (more...)

HBO NOW Available Beginning Today to Verizon CustomersHBO NOW Available Beginning Today to Verizon Customers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Home Box Office and Verizon announced today a broad agreement that includes the right for Verizon to distribute HBO NOWSM, HBO's internet-only service, to Verizon digital platforms, including to more than 100 million Verizon Wireless customers and other consumers with handsets and/or tablets.  HBO NOW is immediately available to all Verizon standalone broadband customers, including FiOS and high-speed internet customers, for a 30-day free trial.  HBO content will also be coming Soon to Verizon's upcoming mobile video platform. (more...)

Rosenco, Inc. Announces New Solution to Search Privacy and ConvenienceRosenco, Inc. Announces New Solution to Search Privacy and Convenience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

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NBC Cancels WELCOME TO SWEDEN at Start of Season 2NBC Cancels WELCOME TO SWEDEN at Start of Season 2
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Greg Poehler's WELCOME TO SWEDEN has been left out in the cold. (more...)

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