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BWW Reviews: Le Petit Presents VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Heidi Scheuermann - Sep 9, 2014

The Chekhov inspired VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE opened this weekend at the ever-so-charming Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre under the direction of Ron Gural. Written by Christopher Durang, the story revolves around three middle-aged siblings who tend to get under each other's skin. Vanya (the gay brother) and Sonia (the adopted sister), as we are reminded ad nauseam, have been living together and taking care of their elderly parents until they passed and "have not lived." Neither have jobs, and both are unsatisfied with the way their lives have turned out. Their younger and overly dramatic, self-absorbed sister Masha (the movie star) has been paying for the house that they live in as well as all of their other bills relieving them from the need of finding jobs. (more...)

Kevin Kline & Israel Horovitz Set for 92Y's MY OLD LADY Screening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Reel Pieces, the 92Y film series moderated by Annette Insdorf, continues tonight, September 8, with actor Kevin Kline and his new film, My Old Lady. Following a preview screening of My Old Lady, Kline and writer-director Israel Horovitz will discuss the film with Insdorf. (more...)

Pigpen Theatre Co. to Peform in NYC & Boston This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Following a successful 30-city headlining tour last spring that took them to major markets across the U.S.-including an official showcase at SXSW-award-winning indie-folk band/theater troupe PigPen Theatre Co. is set to headline the Gramercy Theatre in New York on October 19 and The Sinclair in Boston November 25. While in town they will also be performing runs of their hit show The Old Man and The Old Moon in both cities-at the New Victory Theater and Arts Emerson, respectively. (more...)

Deborah Voigt, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for WQXR & Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 CARNEGIE HALL LIVE Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

This fall, WQXR, New York City's classical music station and CARNEGIE HALL will once again bring concerts from the renowned concert hall to national and international audiences through live and recorded broadcasts and webcasts of 12 concerts from the 2014-15 season. (more...)

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA to Arrive in Melbourne in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Straight from the UK's sell-out West End production, the seven-foot tall Tiger will join CLAIRE HOOPER, stand-up comedian and TV presenter (Network TEN's Good News Week and Rove Live) for a reading of the famous picture book written and illustrated by JUDITH KERR that has sold over 4 million copies world-wide. The Tiger Tea Party will be held at 11am, Wednesday 10 September, at the Arts Centre Melbourne forecourt. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star of FREDERICK at Chicago Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

A raucous, playful new production of Leo Lionni's Frederick, a world premiere musical based on beloved children's author Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse, is the big kick off to Chicago Children's Theatre's 10th birthday season. Scroll down for a look at the star of the show! (more...)

Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival Announces Opening and Closing Night Screenings
by Movies News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival is pleased to announce the two films that will bookend this year's Festival. (more...)

West End's WICKED Now On Sale Into November 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced the opening of its 18th new booking period, on Monday 8 September 2014 at 10.00am, with 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 7 November 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Vineyard Theatre's BILLY & RAY
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 5, 2014

Mad Men' star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway's Larry Pine (CASA VALENTINA) will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively, in BILLY & RAY, Mike Bencivenga's new play -- directed by the legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall -- being given its NY premiere this fall at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), with previews scheduled to begin October 1 prior to an official opening on October 20. The company just met the press and you can check out photos from inside the event below! (more...)

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to Launch Six-Event Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter--widely recognized as a champion of new music as well as for her commitment to artistic excellence, dedication to the growth of classical music, and for her support of young artists--presents a six-concert Carnegie Hall Perspectives series throughout the 2014-2015 season, demonstrating all of her core artistic interests. Ms. Mutter champions 20th- and 21st-century violin repertoire throughout her series, including contemporary works written for her by Sebastian Currier, Norbert Moret, and Andre Previn. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Opens the BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season With TWO TRIPS, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Manfred Honeck and soloist and YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa open the BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with "Two Trips" on September 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

72 Film Fest Returns for Year Nine with Movie Mashups
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Outstanding filmmaking talents will be showcased this October when 72 Film Fest returns for Year Nine. For the first time Students, Amateurs, and Pros from all across the country can compete this year. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has become a staple of childhood, whether a child's first encounter is through the book or the two film incarnations. British journalist Lucy Mangan, with her new book, Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory: The Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket, and Roald Dahl's Most Famous Creation (Penguin, $19.99, paperback), takes readers inside the creation of the novel, the author's personal triumphs and tragedies along the way, its adaptation into film and the reactions of the public. (more...)

Kevin Kline & Israel Horovitz Set for 92Y's Reel Pieces Film Series, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Reel Pieces, the 92Y film series moderated by Annette Insdorf, continues on Monday, September 8 with actor Kevin Kline and his new film, My Old Lady. Following a preview screening of My Old Lady, Kline and writer-director Israel Horovitz will discuss the film with Insdorf. (more...)

Lincoln Center to Present THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy in Concert, April 2015
by Movies News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

For the first time in North America, the complete film trilogy The Lord of the Rings will be presented live, in concert, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, New York, April 8-12, 2015. Beneath a giant screen, the Academy Award-winning scores by Howard Shore will be performed by 250 musicians, on stage, including symphony orchestra, chorus and soloists, in two trilogies, Wednesday-Friday, April 8-10, and Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12. The production is created by CAMI Music, and follows acclaimed concert presentations of the first two films of The Lord of the Rings trilogy at Radio City Music Hall (2009 and 2010). (more...)

Tickets to MAMMA MIA! at Saenger Theatre On Sale 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to New Orleans in January 2015. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association and East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans, Mamma Mia! will play at the Saenger Theatre beginning Tuesday, January 13, through Sunday, January 18. (more...)

THE JUDGE, MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN Among 2014 Heartland Film Festival Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Heartland Film Festival—Indiana's largest and longest-running independent film festival—will showcase more than 130 independent films and gives audiences access to more than 100 independent filmmakers from around the world from Oct. 16-25, 2014 (more...)

Jonathan D Ellis to Star in DAMN YANKEES at the Landor Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Jonathan D Ellis (Les Miserables, Blood Brothers) will star in the Landor Theatre's revival of Adler and Ross' Damn Yankees as the Mephistophelean Applegate, the role popularised by Jerry Lewis in the 1990s Broadway and West End productions. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of DAMN YANKEES at the Landor Theatre
by Roy Tan - Sep 18, 2014

Jonathan D Ellis (Les Miserables, Blood Brothers) will star in the Landor Theatre's revival of Adler and Ross' Damn Yankees as the Mephistophelean Applegate, the role popularised by Jerry Lewis in the 1990s Broadway and West End productions. He will be joined by Poppy Tierney (The Witches of Eastwick, Watermill Theatre, and Batman Live UK Tour) as Lola - 'the best homewrecker on the devil's staff', Alex Lodge (Saturday Night Fever UK Tour) as Joe Hardy - a crack baseball player who isn't all he seems, and Tony Stansfield as Van Buren, the role he first played in the 1990s West End run. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

Yefim Bronfman to Perform with the NY Philharmonic, 10/23-25 & 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Barto?k's Piano Concerto No. 3, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 (Ed. Nowak, 1890), Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Violinist Sarah Chang Joins the Houston Symphony for a Performance of Barber's VIOLIN CONCERTO, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

On October 2, 4 and 5, global violin sensation Sarah Chang joins the Houston Symphony for a performance of Barber's intensely lyrical Violin Concerto. The Korean-American violinist has been touted by The New York Times as “technically brilliant, lively and characterful' and has been captivating audiences since her New York Philharmonic debut at age eight. (more...)

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform at Severance Hall, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

For the first time in their 91-year history, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, “one of the leading European orchestras” (The Independent), will tour the U.S., visiting four major markets in October. The Orchestra, under the direction of its Chief Conductor Muhai Tang, will appear first at Symphony Hall in Chicago on October 6th, then at Severance Hall in Cleveland on October 7th, at Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda, MD on October 8th, and at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium in New York City on October 9th. The ensemble will bring two programs on tour, performing repertoire ranging from Khachaturian to Tchaikovsky to Sibelius. At Severance Hall and the Strathmore Center, the Orchestra will add a ballet suite by Stevan Hristi?, a founder and first principal conductor of the Orchestra (1923-1934). At Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall, the Orchestra will add arias from Verdi's Rigoletto and Macbeth, to be sung by the Serbian baritone Željko Lu?i?, a Met Opera sensation. Tickets for the tour, on sale now, have been set at family-friendly prices and can be obtained on venue websites. (more...)

ArtReach Educational Theatre to Present Disney's TARZAN, 10/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

ArtReach Educational Theatre is staging Disney's Tarzan. Music by Phil Collins, Lyrics by Marshall Barer, Book by David Henry Hwang. Based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney film - Tarzan. Performed by a Cast of Chicago Professional Actors and the Students of the ArtReach Theatre Mentoring Program. (more...)

15th Biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival Announces Poets, Featured Readings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Martin Farawell, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's Poetry Director and Director of the Dodge Poetry Festival, has announced the complete roster of poets who will be participating in the 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. In partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and the City of Newark, the Festival will be held at NJPAC and at various venues in downtown Newark, NJ for four day starting October 23, 2014. (more...)

CBS Teams with Georgetown Cupcake for MADAM SECRETARY Giveaway
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

In a sweet deal benefitting people of all parties, CBS and Georgetown Cupcake have aligned to provide free cupcakes on Saturday, Sept. 20 in celebration of the Network's new drama series MADAM SECRETARY, which debuts the following night. (more...)

TOP HAT Tour Coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 21 October - 1 November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

TOP HAT, winner of three Olivier Awards, for 'Best New Musical', 'Best Choreography', 'Best Costume Design' from its seven nominations and winner of the Evening Standard Award for 'Best Night Out', embarks on a 47-week UK tour, visiting Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tue 21 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014. (more...)

Winifred Haun & Dancers Set for BREAKING ICE at Link's Hall, 10/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Winifred Haun & Dancers will be featured in Fused Muse Ensemble's “Breaking Ice,” an evening of cutting edge music, dance and video, from October 16 to 18 at Link's Hall. Breaking Ice explores themes of water, ice, our rising oceans, and the fragility of nature. Other collaborative artists in this project include: Video Artist Jessica Segall, Choreographer/Dancer Matthew McMunn, and University of Chicago Physicists Ivo Peters and Qin Xu. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dominic West, Kristin Chenoweth, Sian James and More at PRIDE Screening in NYC
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Last night, September 15, Philip J Smith, Mike Nichols, Stephen Sondheim and Scott Rudin hosted a special screening for the new film PRIDE. Scroll down for photos from the event, featuring stars from the film, including Dominic West, plus Kristin Chenoweth and more! (more...)

SOPHIE TUCKER: LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS to Play Bickford Theatre, 10/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas will open the Bickford Theatre's 2014/2015 season. Written by Richard Hopkins, Jack Fournier, and Kathy Halenda, the show will run in Morristown from October 2 through October 19, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Vaudeville Theatre, September 15 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 15, 2014

As you'd probably expect, Forbidden Broadway pokes fun at itself from the outset, before anybody else can get a jab in, pointing out its swift (and perhaps a little surprising) transfer and its less-than-prime location. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, September 12 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 13, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a bold and ambitious, and demanding, production of Brecht's classic anti-war play set in the unique and spectacular grounds of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. (more...)

VIDEO: PRIDE, Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and More, Hits UK Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

PRIDE is about the extraordinary true story of two very different communities who unite to defend the same cause. Below, check out the trailer for the film, featuring theatre stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West! The movie is out in the UK today, September 12. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the TIFF Red Carpet for THE IMITATION GAME
by Walter McBride - Sep 12, 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing, continuing through September 14, 2014. A total of 393 films are scheduled to be shown, including 143 world premieres. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals for THE IMITATION GAME! (more...)

Tickets to MAMMA MIA! at Clowes Memorial Hall Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Clowes Memorial Hall October 3-5. Tickets are on sale now and available in person at the Broadway Across America Box Office downtown at 342 Massachusetts Avenue (9am-5pm), Clowes Memorial Hall, The Old National Centre Ticket Office, online at BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com, or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Groups of 10 or more can book now by calling 317-632-7469 x103. (more...)

Twelve Authors Support September's Hunger Action Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Salt Lake City, Utah (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - NO ONE ASKED ME to Play FringeNYC Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

BKL Productions in Association with Soho Playhouse and the FringeNYC Encore Series present No One Asked Me, an award-winning play directed by Matthew Newton and written by Kate Ballen, inspired by true stories of undocumented immigrant students. The production will run September 26-30 at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Van Dam Street, New York, NY. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of JERSEY BOYS UK Tour Celebrates Opening Night!
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 10, 2014

The producers of the UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, are delighted to announce the full cast joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli. (more...)

Renowned Piano Soloist Yefim Bronfman Joins The Utah Symphony for a Performance of Brahms' PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2, 9/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Utah Symphony and Music Director Thierry Fischer are joined by renowned piano soloist Yefim Bronfman at Abravanel Hall on September 19 and 20 at 8 PM. Mr. Bronfman, a regular soloist with orchestras all around the world, will play Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2. (more...)

Jenna Leigh Green, Josh Tolle and Jen Eden Complete Casting of BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Jennifer Leigh Green (Broadway's Wicked, Bare, TV's Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and Josh Tolle (NYMF's Searching for Romeo) will join Broadway and Off-Broadway talent in BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, a two night-concert to bring you more songs from movies that should never be musicals. The evenings will be hosted by Jen Eden. (more...)

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Off West End Premiere Pushed to 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Off West End premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is being postponed to 2015. (more...)

Premiere Reading of BLUEBIRDS by Joe Brondo Set for John Drew Theater, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The premiere reading of Bluebirds by Joe Brondo will be held as part of the John Drew Theater Lab (JDTLab) on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30pm at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY. For more information, visit http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=605&mode=id. (more...)

Dr. Betsy Kruger Announces Pre-Release of Book About Profitable Marketing Strategies, October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daytona Beach, FL (more...)

Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen to Star in Workshop of Timothy Knapman's New Musical BEFORE AFTER at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

West End stars Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen are to feature in the world premiere of Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman's new romantic musical, Before After, at St. James Studio. (more...)

Yahoo! Premieres Sophie and The Bom Boms' 'Can't Say Yes'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Her identity prior to this evocative new pop incarnation was as sought-after songwriter, earning her bread writing hits for A-listers like Britney Spears, British pop star Conor Maynard, and The Ready Set, among others. But make no mistake – this ain't no wistful follow-your-dream template that Sophie is cooking up now. (more...)

Le Petit Theatre to Collect Food Donations Throughout VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Le Petit Theatre will be collecting food donations at each of the 10 performances of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. www.no-hunger.org Donations will be collected before and after the performances. Below is a list of canned and dry food items that are most suitable to donate: (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of the new season of the CW's THE ORIGINALS
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Get back in the fight on the season premiere of 'The Originals,' Monday October 6 at 8/7c! Not only will BWW TV be recapping every episode of the new season, but we also have the newest preview. (more...)

MAD MEN and CASA VALENTINA Stars to Lead Vineyard's BILLY & RAY; Design Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Mad Men' star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway's Larry Pine (CASA VALENTINA) will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively, in BILLY & RAY, Mike Bencivenga's new play -- directed by the legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall -- being given its NY premiere this fall at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), with previews scheduled to begin October 1 prior to an official opening on October 20, it has been announced by Vineyard's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015. (more...)

Russell Fischer, Olivia Lombardi and More Set for BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, Returning to NYC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Broadway and Off-Broadway stars and writers shine in BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, a two night-concert to bring you more songs from movies that should never be musicals. Following a hit run at this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival, BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL is returning by popular demand to the NYC stage. (more...)

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