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Lucy Crowe Makes New York Recital Debut at Weill Recital Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Carnegie Hall presents lyric soprano Lucy Crowe in her New York recital debut tonight, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall. Joined by pianist Anna Tilbrook, Ms. Crowe performs a wide variety of repertoire, with song cycles to include Alban Berg's Sieben fruhe Lieder and William Walton's A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table-six pieces celebrating the sights and sounds of London. Additional program highlights include a performance of Sibelius's vocally demanding tone poem, Luonnotar, Op. 70, inspired by the Kalevala, a 19th-century Finnish epic poem, and well-known lieder by Schubert. The British-born singer will also perform traditional selections from Folk Songs from the British Isles, including 'Sally Gardens,' and 'The Ash Grove,' arranged by Benjamin Britten, as well as songs by English composers Michael Head, Ivor Gurney, Thomas Dunhill, and Frank Bridge. (more...)

Junior Society of Ballet Hispanico to Host DANCE INTO FASHION, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, will host its annual Junior Society benefit, Dance Into Fashion, at The Jane Ballroom on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8pm. The evening will showcase the creations of Venezuelan-born fashion designer Angel Sanchez as modeled by Ballet Hispanico company dancers in a unique presentation choreographed by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro. Mr. Sanchez's collaboration with Ballet Hispanico includes the design of original costumes for a new choreographic work premiering at the Company's New York Season at the Joyce Theater on April 15-27, 2014. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, THE INVISIBLE HAND & FOREVER Set for NYTW's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced that its 2014/15 season will include the U.S. premiere of Scenes from a Marriage written by Ingmar Bergman, adapted by Emily Mann and directed by Ivo van Hove; the New York premiere of The Invisible Hand, written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll; and the New York premiere of Forever, writtenand performed by Dael Orlandersmith and directed by Neel Keller. In the coming weeks NYTW will announce an additional production that will round out the season. (more...)

Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival Continues for 14th Year with FROM SCREEN TO SCORE, 5/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Pacific Symphony's critically-acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF) continues for the 14th year with "From Screen to Score: New Concert Music by Famous Film Composers"-who happen to be four of today's biggest Hollywood heavy-hitters: John Williams ("Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T., the Extra Terrestrial"), Howard Shore ("Lord of the Rings," "The Hobbit," "Hugo"), James Horner ("Titanic," "Star Trek," "Apollo 13") and Elliot Goldenthal ("Alien 3," "Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin"). Together, these iconic composers boast 11 Oscars and countless billions of box office dollars. They also hold the ironic position of simultaneously being the most-heard orchestral composers ever (the soundtrack for "Titanic" sold 30 million copies), yet their music is the least performed. (more...)

BREAKING: HBO Renews GAME OF THRONES for Fifth & Sixth Seasons!
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES for a fifth and sixth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, April 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 8, 2014

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, April 28, 2014! (more...)

PRG's Fred Gallo Receives the Third Annual 'Backstage Legends and Masters' Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Production Resource Group, LLC. (PRG) extended warmest congratulations this week to Fred Gallo, President of PRG's scenic services division on receipt of the Backstage Legends and Masters Award. The Broadway Technical Theatre History Project at Purchase College–SUNY honored the industry renowned technical supervisor on Monday evening, April 21 st in a ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on the College's campus in Purchase, NY.  The award presented by the project annually recognizes an individual that is selected by a panel of distinguished professionals who represent a variety of Broadway production specialties. (more...)

Artist Bobette Stanbridge Releases 'Decade Series'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

SARASOTA, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sarasota artist and children's book author/illustrator Bobette Stanbridge has just released an important work of art series depicting American Culture in the 20 th Century by decades. The series is now available on her website www.thebobetteartco.com. (more...)

Rebecca Lock Joins Cast Of MAMMA MIA! From June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Following the recent 15th birthday celebrations for MAMMA MIA! in London, there will be major cast changes from Monday 9 June 2014. Rebecca Lock will be joining the cast as Rosie, Alasdair Harvey as Harry, Charles Daish as Bill and Alice Stokoe as Sophie Sheridan and Lloyd Green as Sky. (more...)

RadioTheatre's MURDER ON BROADWAY! to Open 5/1 at Sophie's at Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Sophie's at Broadway will welcome RADIOTHEATRE in MURDER ON BROADWAY! The open run kicks off May 1, 2014. (more...)

First Award Noms of the Year! 2013-14 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced! Gentleman's Guide Leads with 11 Noms...
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 22, 2014

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway announced the nominees this morning for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Anderson & Petty's YOU ARE HOME IN LONDON at the St. James Studio
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2014

Last month, a stellar line-up of vocalists performed a concert of songs by acclaimed transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson and Petty at the St. James Theatre Studio on March 16 as part of the venue's season of 'Cabaret Nights'. Click below to watch highlights from the concert! (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, May 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, May 12, 2014! (more...)

Collage Exhibitions by Don ZanFagna, Sophie Aston on View at Studio Vendome & Studio Vendome Projects, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Peter Hastings Falk, Studio Vendome and Studio Vendome Projects present two extraordinary collage exhibitions by Don ZanFagna and Sophie Aston. (more...)

Cold Basement Dramatics' Short Play Festival SECRET STASH III Set for 5/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Cold Basement Dramatics' third annual short play festival, Secret Stash III, is a showcase for local theatre artists with eight plays directed by eight Chicago directors and many Chicago actors. The festival takes place at The Frontier Theatre off the Thorndale Redline stop on May 9, 10, and 11. (more...)

Bill Paxton Presents Achievement in American Film Award at Charleston Int'l Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

In its seventh year, the Charleston International Film Festival (Charleston IFF) welcomed film industry professionals and enthusiasts to historic downtown Charleston to enjoy screenings, workshops, and parties during the five-day event, celebrating films from 11 different countries around the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/19- ROCKY, MAMMA MIA, and More Get Into the Spirit of Easter!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, MAMMA MIA!, WICKED, 50 SHADES, KINKY BOOTS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and more! (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below you can check out photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

Caroline Aaron Stars in LA Debut of BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW at NoHo Arts Center, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

49TH Parallel in association the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), are thrilled to present the Los Angeles premiere of a new play, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, written by Bekah Brunstetter (OOHRAH!) and directed by Sara Botsford. BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW will preview tonight, April 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, April 18 at 8pm and run for six weeks through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Three Artists Have Been Short-Listed for the BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In a record-breaking year for entries, three artists have been short-listed for the twenty-fifth anniversary BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Their sitters are a homeless man in Germany who earns money by cleaning car windscreens, an American woman who was reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, and the Bath-based grandmother and model featured in Channel Four's Fabulous Fashionistas. (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Saturday, May 3, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Saturday, May 3, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, May 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, May 5, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'An Unblinking Death' on Next THE ORIGINALS
by - Apr 16, 2014

On the next episode of The CW's THE ORIGINALS titled "An Unblinking Death", desperate to help Kieran (guest star Todd Stashwick), Cami (Leah Pipes) insists on an unconventional treatment (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of New York Theatre Workshop's RED-EYE TO HAVRE DE GRACE
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker have announced that Red-Eye to Havre de Grace will begin performances Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4 Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery. Click below to watch a sneak peek of this new musical! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of COOKIN! - A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, 5/12-13 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present free staged readings of "Cookin! - A Taste of Things to Come," a new musical by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with musical direction by Gillian Berkowitz. Directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!), the readings will be held on Monday, May 12th at 1pm & 4pm and Tuesday, May 13th at 4pm at St. Luke's Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Images & Promo for GAME OF THRONES 'Breaker of Chains' Episode
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

On the next episode of HBO's hit drama series GAME OF THRONES titled “Breaker of Chains”, Tyrion ponders his options. (more...)

Alhambra Theatre & Dining to Welcome Barbara Eden in SOCIAL SECURITY, 5/7-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

On May 7, Barbara Eden will take her magic to the longest running professional dinner theater in the country when the Alhambra Theatre & Dining opens Social Security, a comedy that was originally directed on Broadway by Mike Nichols. Social Security is presented by WEJZ-FM (more...)

DER MENTOR, Juni 2014 Theater/Komödie am Kurfürstendamm
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

DER MENTOR von Daniel Kehlmann Premiere am 1. Juni 2014 (Vorauffu?hrungen: 29. bis 31. Mai 2014) bis 13. Juli 2014 Komo?die am Kurfu?rstendamm (more...)

Catherine Russell, Bria Skonberg's Brass Kicker and More Set for New York Hot Jazz Festival at The Players Club, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

THE 2nd ANNUAL NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL is set for The Players Club - 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan on Sunday, May 18 - 1:00pm to 1:00am. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside LADY DAY's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2014

Broadway's biggest stars gathered at the Circle in the Square Theatre yesterday for opening night of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and directed by Lonny Price. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Final Casting Announced for Theater Masters' TAKE TEN, 4/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Aspen's acclaimed Theater Masters will present its eighth annual "Take Ten," an exciting, fast-paced evening of eight 10-minute plays from award-winning MFA graduate playwriting students from across the country as part of its National MFA Playwrights Competition April 22nd - 26th at Off-Broadway's The American Theater of Actors (314 W. 54th Street). (more...)

MAMA AND HER BOYS Extends Through May 7 at Sophie's at Broadway; Original Cast to Return
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Due to overwhelming ticket demand the critically acclaimed musical Mama and Her Boys has again extended its return New York engagement. Tickets are now on sale through May 7. Performances continue Wednesdays at 8:30pm at Sophies at Broadway, 318 W. 53rd St. between 8th and 9th Avenue. (more...)

A LITTLE PRINCESS to Play Hudson Guild Theatre, 5/22-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

A Little Princess is a brand new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved classic, coming straight to New York City from London this spring. (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Tonight, April 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS tonight, April 14, 2014! (more...)

'Ariadne auf Naxos' und 'Der Rosenkavalier' an der Wiener Staatsoper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Ariadne auf Naxos am Dienstag, 15. April 2014 bildet den Auftakt zu sechs Mal Richard Strauss in zwei Wochen an der Wiener Staatsoper. (more...)

Parson's Nose Closes Season with LITTLE SOPHIE'S MISFORTUNES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT) will conclude their 2013-14 Season next month with a Readers' Theater Series performance of Little Sophie's Misfortunes by Comtesse de Segur. (more...)

President and First Lady Obama Set to Visit A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun just opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). According to Deadline, the show will soon welcome some high profile guests- the Obamas. President Obama and the First Lady are set to attend tonight's performance 'if all goes to plan.' (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Stage THE TOOTH OF CRIME, STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS in Rep, 5/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present two raw and devastatingly humanistic plays running in repertory this May. Sam Shepard's poetic and psychedelic rock and roll drama The Tooth of Crime, opens May 1st and is directed by Dan Rogers (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). Alternating with this Shepard play starting May 2nd is Adam Rapp's surreal and dark new-age comedy, Stone Cold Dead Serious, directed by Flordelino Lagundino (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). Performances of both plays run May 1 through May 18 in the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. General admission is $10, with a $5 discounted ticket for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale now at the Trinity Rep box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, and online at www.trinityrep.com. Audiences should note that both of these productions contain mature subject matter and adult language. (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, April 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, April 28, 2014! (more...)

Sophie B Hawkins to Perform at the Iridium, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Grammy nominated artist Sophie B. Hawkins has recently moved back to NYC with her son (she grew up in Manhattan) from LA and has a lot exciting projects. She has two shows coming up at the Iridium on April 25, 2014. (more...)

Country Singer/Songwriter Kaitlyn Baker to Make Hollywood Debut at Young Artist Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Rising country singer-songwriter Kaitlyn Baker will perform in Los Angeles at AMPLYFi in Hollywood on May 3, and at the 35th annual Young Artist Awards (YAA) in Studio City on May 4. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 4 - April 11
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 11, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a peek inside the closing night party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!, a look at the IF/THEN and ALADDIN casts in the recording studio, and a first look at A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Lindsay Lohan Guests on CBS's 2 BROKE GIRLS
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Lindsay Lohan guest stars as Claire, the indecisive bride on the next episode of CBS's 2 BROKE GIRLS titled 'And The Wedding Cake Cake Cake.' Get a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - 'The Lion & the Rose' Episode of GAME OF THRONES
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 10, 2014

On the next episode of HBO's GAME OF THRONES titled 'The Lion and the Rose,' Tyrion lends Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) a hand while Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery (Natalie Dormer) host a breakfast. Get a first look below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SEUSSICAL - Dr Seuss Prescribes the Perfect School Holiday Medicine
by Brett Considine - Apr 10, 2014

Timing is everything in theatre and the Old Carey Performing Arts Club seems to have got it right yet again. With school holidays having arrived Seussical could not have come at a better time, providing a wonderfully entertaining experience for kids and those who are kids at heart. (more...)

Photo Flash: Touring Cast of MAMMA MIA! Visits Disneyland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the dynamic cast of Benny Andersson and Bjo?rn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returning to Segerstrom Hall in Orange County from April 8 to the 13th, 2014. Yesterday, April 9, some cast members from the touring production of MAMMA MIA! visited Disneyland, and Alex Mendoza was kind enough to share some fun pics from his Instagram account. Check them out below! (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS on THE CW - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, April 29, 2014! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's RED-EYE TO HAVRE DE GRACE
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 10, 2014

Red-Eye to Havre de Grace will begin performances Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4 Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery. Red-Eye to Havre de Grace is by Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental, created by Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, David Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle, Sophie Bortolussi with Ean Sheehy and music by Wilhelm Bros. & Co. and direction and stage design by Thaddeus Phillips, Opening night is set for Thursday, May 1 at 7pm. Red-Eye to Havre de Grace is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 1, 2014. The cast just met the press and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

2014 marks a phenomenal fifty years since Roald Dahl's best-loved tale, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, was first published. The story of Charlie Bucket, the five Golden Tickets, the devilish Oompa-Loompas and the amazing Mr. Willy Wonka has become firmly embedded in our culture, having (twice) been reimagined for the cinema, as an opera and, in 2013, as a hit London musical. Conservative estimates suggest the original book has sold over 20 million copies worldwide; it is currently available in 55 languages. (more...)

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