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BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- LES MISERABLES' New Bad Guy, Will Swenson!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 20, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their Stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Broadway's new bad guy, Will Swenson, talks all things Les Miserables- plus he shares stories about how he got his start in theatre, his past Broadway roles, and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company's 2014-2015 Season to Include New Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 season, including two musicals, a world premiere of a new play, a Utah premiere of a comedy, and the first offering of a brand-new musical concert event. (more...)

Join MARK FISHER FITNESS for SEX, HUGS, AND ROCK N ROLL Benefiting Broadway Bares, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Join MFF for SEX. HUGS. AND ROCK N ROLL! Saturday, April 26th at 11:00 PM @ New World Stages. A Snatched Wrap Party and Rock Celebration benefiting Broadway Bares 24: ROCK HARD! You'll see rockstar performances, get your own bad-ass photo shoot with Dirty Sugar Photography, and can enter a raffle to win a new iPad or Macbook Air. Let's party! (more...)

Richard Maltby Jr.'s AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Return to New York?
by Hilary Kelly - Apr 18, 2014

The Delaware Theatre Company's production of Ain't Misbehavin', directed by Richard Maltby, Jr., could be eying a return to the New York stage, according to Delaware Online. (more...)

CST to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with OUR CITY, OUR SHAKESPEARE, Begin. 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) along with Chicago's civic and cultural leaders celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with the premiere of 'Our City, Our Shakespeare,' a documentary exploring Shakespeare's enduring presence in Chicago, featuring Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Art Institute of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, among others. Produced by Emmy award-winning HMS Media, the program premieres May 1 at 8:00 p.m. on WTTW Channel 11. Shakespeare's 450th birthday on April 23 begins the internationally recognized Shakespeare Quadricentennial Celebration through 2016, marking 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy since his death in 1616. On this occasion, Chicago's cultural community heralds the prolific poet and playwright's lasting impact on our lives-through our everyday speech and in cultural institutions, schools and neighborhoods across the city. (more...)

Artists Repertory Theatre Expands Resident Artist Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez honors the name and intention of Artists Repertory Theatre by expanding the Resident Artist Company to include 20 of Portland's most lauded professionals from a variety of theatrical disciplines. This significant step follows former Artistic Director Allen Nause's creation of an acting company in 2008 and Rodriguez's addition of five artists in 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Oregon Ballet Theatre's Spring Program 2014: CELEBRATE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Join the Oregon Ballet Theatre from April 17th to the 26th at the Newmark Theatre as they celebrate the extraordinary career and contribution of Alison Roper, even as we also celebrate the bright future of OBT. Roper takes her final bows after 18 seasons of bringing joy to Portland audiences with this program, and we want to send her off in style. In addition to the company premiere of Helen Pickett's lush and colorfulPetal, and the revival of audience favorite The Lost Dance by Matjash Mrozewski, we are planning some surprises that will remind audiences just why Alison Roper has been such an extraordinary presence on our Stages. A highlight will be yet another company premiere: Cor Perdut by Nacho Duato, apas de deux to showcase the beauty and power of this incredible artist. You can purchase tickets here. (more...)

Jennifer Zetlan to Step in for Kiera Duffy in NO. 42 IN THE ALPS at Carnegie Hall, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Jennifer Zetlan has agreed to step in for Kiera Duffy on Sunday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m., performing the U.S. premiere of composer Richard Ayres's No. 42 In the Alps with contemporary music group Alarm Will Sound at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. Ms. Duffy is unable to appear due to illness. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger and More Attend Ars Nova's DIAMOND BALL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

On April 7, Ars Nova hosted their Diamond Ball, not just another f*@%ing benefit. The evening honored Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New Girl, Stephen Siderow, member of Ars Nova's Board of Directors and Co-founder and President of BlueMountain Capital, and Beau Willimon, founding member of Ars Nova's Play Group and creator of Netflix's House of Cards. Scroll down to see some photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana & ACT ONE Cast Celebrate Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2014

The Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) production of Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, just opened last night, April 17, at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The cast features Bob Ari, Bill Army, Will Brill, Laurel Casillo, Chuck Cooper, Santino Fontana, Steven Kaplan, Will LeBow, Mimi Lieber,Charlotte Maier, Noah Marlowe, Andrea Martin, Greg McFadden, Deborah Offner, Lance Roberts,Matthew Saldivar, Matthew Schechter, Tony Shalhoub, Jonathan Spivey, Wendy Rich Stetson, Bob Stillman and Amy Warren. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes ACT ONE to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2014

In the video below, the writers of MURDER FOR TWO play one of the songs they definitely wrote from the new Broadway hit, Act One! (more...)

PROOF to Open 5/1 at Sierra Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Sierra Stages will present the acclaimed 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning play PROOF by David Auburn, May 1-18 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. (more...)

4 Non Blondes, With Special Guest Evan Rachel Wood, to Reunite at 2014 AN EVENING WITH WOMEN Event, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center announced today that '90s female rock group 4 Non Blondes will reunite for a one-time, special performance at the 2014 "An Evening with Women" (AEWW) event produced by Grammy Award-winner Linda Perry on Saturday, May 10th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actress and singer Evan Rachel Wood will join the stage as a special guest performer and comedian Margaret Cho will host the annual event, which is always attended by some of the most influential women in music and entertainment. (more...)

Scoop: THE VOICE on NBC - Monday, May 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VOICE, airing on NBC on Monday, May 5, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE VOICE on NBC - Tuesday, May 6, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VOICE, airing on NBC on Tuesday, May 6, 2014! (more...)

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Musical to Play Old Globe Theatre in September
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Old Globe today announced its 2014-2015 Season, beginning September 13 with the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical with music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Edie Brickell, book by Steve Martin, based on an original story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie makes his Globe debut directing with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star. (more...)

Judy Kuhn & Howard McGillin Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Season Casting Announced!
by 30 Days of NYMF 2012 - Apr 18, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced exciting casting for their Main Stage productions, along with a several special events for their 2014 Summer Season. On the Main Stage: Festival veterans including Nate Corddry, Holley Fain, Christopher Fitzgerald and Nancy Opel join the cast of June Moon, directed by Jessica Stone (July 2- 13); Justin Long returns to Williamstown, joining Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of Living on Love(July 16 - 26), and theater veterans Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, festival favorite Roger Rees, and more join Chita Rivera in the John Doyle-directed production of The Visit, with choreography by Graciela Daniele (July 31 - August 17). (more...)

Wendy Beckett's Off-Broadway Bound ALL MOD CONS Set for Reading at Primary Stages, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

A cast of six will lead the reading of Wendy Beckett's Off-Broadway - bound production of ALL MOD CONS. This new play, directed by Evan Bergman is the fifth in a series of Ms. Beckett's plays that will be brought across the pacific from Australia by Pascal Productions. The reading takes place on Monday, April 21, at 4PM at Primary Stages Studios (307 West 38 Street, Suite 1510) and is open to the public by reservation only. For tickets, please contact adamgm@kefproductions.com. Additional casting is soon to be announced. (more...)

Jeffrey Herrmann Named New Managing Director of Seattle Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre Board President Becky Lenaburg announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Herrmann as the Rep's incoming managing director, effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Herrmann will succeed departing Managing Director Benjamin Moore, who has led the organization for 28 years. (more...)

NYCs 8th Annual Dance Parade + Festival Set for 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Over 10,000 dancers will participate in the Eighth Annual Dance Parade and Festival in New York City on Saturday May 17th 2014, starting at 1:00pm. This year's parade will feature dancers from countries around the globe, including Ukraine, Bolivia, India, Brazil, Korea, Algeria, Tahiti, Mexico, Japan, Estonia, Jamaica, China, Armenia, Spain and Indonesia. Tony Award winner, tap dancer marvel and choreographer Savion Glover and Bessie-winning founder and artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women will serve as Grand Marshals. (more...)

Track Listing Revealed for Elaine Paige's ULTIMATE COLLECTION
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2014

Broadway and West End superstar Elaine Paige is set to release a career-spanning collection of her most memorable recordings on Monday, April 24th. The album will be titled ELAINE PAIGE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION. The track listing for Paige's album was recently revealed. (more...)

KB Productions Presents Staged Reading of FLIT, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

KB Productions, the team behind the recent sold-out smash, Southern Baptist Sissies, and the hard hitting Mysterious Skin, continues to cement its reputation in the Nashville theater community by presenting edgy, left of center productions that have not previously been seen on Music City Stages. Up next for the innovative theater company is a staged reading of the new coming of age play, FLIT, by Nashville resident John Wesley Lasiter. (more...)

force/collision Presents JARMAN (ALL THIS MADDENING BEAUTY), Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

force/collision announces its current performance project, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) will be livestreamed on HowlRound TV on April 20th at 4:00pm. Inspired by queer avant-garde artist, activist and filmmaker, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) invades the mind and artistic aesthetic of Derek Jarman (The Last of England, Sebastiane, The Tempest) to create a poetic and visually dynamic mash-up of video and live performance. This project will premiere in 2014 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Jarman's death. (more...)

Florida Repertory Theatre's HEART SONG to Run 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of, Heart Song, a new play by Stephen Sachs making its Eastern US premiere at Florida Rep as part of the theatre's commitment to produce new works and nurture emerging playwrights. (more...)

Another Round of Artists and Curated Event Lineups Announced for Electric Forest 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Today, Electric Forest announces another round of artists set to perform festival's eagerly awaited return to the legendary Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Mich. on June 26-29, 2014. (more...)

Cumbancha Signs Afro-Latin Superstar Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Cumbancha is pleased to announce that it will be releasing the next album from Afro-Latin superstar Ricardo Lemvo. (more...)

IWPC Announces Release of a new 5G White Paper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

WARMINSTER, Pa., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ IWPC 5000x Working Group concludes that future wireless networks will need to address many critical performance areas. (more...)

Lisa Barton Directs BYE BYE BIRDIE at Desert Stages Theater, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

At the tender age of 10 Lisa Barton stepped onto the stage at Desert Stages Theater and never looked back. She grew up in that theater and it set the course of her life as an adult. Barton has directed 7 consecutive On Stage shows at DST including the currently playing Bye Bye Birdie, now running through May 4th. (more...)

Review Roundup: ACT ONE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 17, 2014

The Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) production of Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, opens tonight, April 17, at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Scoop: FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES on CBS - Saturday, May 3, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES, airing on CBS on Saturday, May 3, 2014! (more...)

Third Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards Announces Finalists; Ceremony Set for 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the twenty-four finalists for the Third Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. The finalists (12 young actors & 12 young actresses) have been invited to participate in the Awards program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) on Friday, April 25, 2014. (more...)

International Centre for Women Playwrights Seeks Nominees for 50/50 Applause Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) announces the opportunity to nominate theatres for the prestigious third annual ICWP 50/50 Applause Award. The award honors theatres and artistic directors who produced at least an equal number of female playwrights in ratio to male playwrights during their 2013/14 season. (more...)

The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

SLEEPING BEAUTY DREAMS Set for Harris Center, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Once upon a time, there was a puppet company in Mexico that wanted to tell the timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty in a new way. No witches...no spinning wheels...but with the same king and queen who simply wanted to keep their daughter safe from danger. See what happens when an adventurous princess and the handsome boy next door set out on their separate quests as Harris Center for the Arts presents Marionetas de la Esquina Sleeping Beauty Dreams. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: First Look at CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at the Woodlawn Theatre
by Kathy Strain - Apr 16, 2014

The historic Woodlawn Theatre Stages the San Antonio premiere of the cat and mouse musical, Catch Me If You Can. The show opened April 11, 2014 and runs through May 11, 2014. Based on the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, the show follows the true story of one of the world's most outrageous con artists, Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. (more...)

Big Changes Happening At Henri Bendel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Henri Bendel's parent company, L Brands, revealed that they will discontinue doing business with third-party vendors in order to concentrate on in-house brands at the Fifth Avenue flaship store. This change will largely affect the beauty and jewelry department of the store. (more...)

Paquito D'Rivera to Lead Worksop, Concert for Young Jazz Musicians, 5/12-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

From May 12 to 16, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute will present a workshop for young jazz instrumentalists led by renowned Latin jazz artist Paquito D'Rivera. The prolific composer, conductor, clarinetist, and saxophonist teams up with members of his ensemble to mentor these young jazz musicians during an intensive weeklong workshop, co-designed by acclaimed bassist and educator Oscar Stagnaro, that culminates with a concert in Zankel Hall on Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. During the concert, the young musicians will perform music composed by D'Rivera and other Latin jazz works alongside D'Rivera himself, Stagnaro, and other members of the Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble including pianist Alex Brown, percussionist Pernell Satuemino, trumpeter Diego Urcola, and drummer Mark Walker. See below for program information. (more...)

A$AP Rocky, Spoon, Chromeo to Headline 2014 Capitol Hill Block Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) today announced the main stage acts for the 2014 music festival happening July 25-27. Headliners include acclaimed New York rapper A$AP Rocky, Indie rock veterans Spoon, and Canadian electro-funk producers Chromeo. (more...)

Dell and Red Hat Deliver Enterprise-Grade, OpenStack Private Cloud Solution, Extend Co-Engineering to Deliver OpenShift and Linux Container Solutions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Through the new private cloud solutions and extended alliance, Dell and Red Hat aim to provide enterprise customers at various Stages of OpenStack evaluation and use with an enterprise-grade software life cycle experience, and greater stability, predictability and rigor to the community-published OpenStack updates. (more...)

Two Shows. One Ticket. Don't Miss This Killer Deal!
by Contests - Broadway - Apr 16, 2014

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Centenary Stage Company's 2014 Women Playwrights Series Closes 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Audiences have the opportunity to enjoy two more new plays and a take free writing workshop as the 2014 Women Playwrights Series comes to a close at the Centenary Stage Company in the final week of April. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 16, 2014

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: OF MICE AND MEN, starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Game Sext Match' on Next FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES
by - Apr 16, 2014

On the next episode of CBS's FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES titled 'Game Sext Match,' Will tries to be more adventurous by sexting with his new date, and Kate catches Jules and Andi planning Jules' wedding without her. (more...)

Broadway Concerts Direct to Present SARAH RICE & FRIENDS Every Friday at the Classic Quiche Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

You don't have to travel all the way to NYC in order to hear songs from theatre, jazz, Great American and International Song Books and classical Stages performed by award-winning singers & instrumentalists. At Classic Quiche in Teaneck, NJ on the last Friday of each month, through November, Broadway Concerts Direct presents top performers in a cozy, intimate salon type setting, with an eclectic mix of musical styles and delicious food. -- All in one evening! We are hoping to turn this into an ongoing Salon series of musical treasures. (more...)

Bricken Sparacino Announces Solo Show VACATION-ALL I EVER WANTED!, 5/19 - 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This May Bricken and Birch Productions is pleased to present Vacation- All I Ever Wanted!, directed by Lori Kee as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2014. The Festivity will take place May 12 through June 8 at the Paradise Factory. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 16, 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. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present New Folk Opera VESTIGE, 5/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Columbia Stages and Brooklyn art space Cloud City present the new folk opera VESTIGE, created by the physical-musical company 3 Sticks. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lynch, direction by Eric Powell Holm and movement and design by Katie Melby, VESTIGE is a story about choices - once we make them, what is left behind? (more...)

GigOptix Announces Leadership Position in Point-to-Point Wireless Backhaul Market with Production Volume Delivery of E-Band Radio Chipsets
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Strong Wireless Product Line Growth (more...)

CHF to Host 2014 Stages, Sights & Sounds with International Children's Theater & Authors, 5/6-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) celebrates 15 years of presenting international children's theater with the 2014 Stages, Sights & Sounds festival, May 6-24 in Chicago. This year's Stages, Sights & Sounds will feature inaugural productions from Australia and Spain, including the quirky toy-centric Fluff from Sydney's Cre8ion, the climate change tale of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer from Perth's The Last Great Hunt, and the object driven Animales from Madrid's El Retablo, featuring master puppeteer Pablo Vergne. The festival will also include the U.S. premiere of Kaguya: The Bamboo Princess and other Stories by returning puppet artist Nori Sawa (Japan/Czech Republic). Additionally, Stages, Sights & Sounds will introduce several new programs, including readings with children's book authors Timothy Basil Ering and Jon Scieszka, and the Chicago Puppetolio. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children (17 and under), and are on sale now at chicagohumanities.org/Stages and via phone at 312-494-9509. (more...)

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center to Host 8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Tequila Festival, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Cinco de Mayo tradition is back and BIGGER, BETTER and JUICIER than ever! All Los Angelenos of legal drinking age are welcome to come out and learn about tequila's rich history, how it is produced, and how to enjoy its very diverse and complex flavors. The 8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Tequila Festival will take place on Saturday, May 3, from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood. (more...)

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