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Based on the film by Billy Wilder

Beoga, Tuesday Night Flicks, Mariachi Divas, AN IRISH CHRISTMAS and More Set for NVOH's Sept-Oct 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Napa Valley Opera House has announced its September-October 2014 lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS and More Set for Way Off Broadway's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, reached a milestone in 2014, celebrating its 20th Anniversary Platinum Season. Today, the theatre's producers have announced the line-up for the 2015 Mainstage Season. (more...)

Sixth Avenue's Town Hall Reading Series Continues 9/9 with PARTNERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Sixth Avenue has announced that Town Hall: A Back Room Play Reading Series will continue with Partners by Dorothy Fortenberry. The play will be read for one night only, Tuesday, September 9 at 8pm at Akbar in Silver Lake. (more...)

PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, September 12 through 27, 2014. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast Takes Bows at Signature Theatre
by Walter McBride - Sep 2, 2014

The cast of Signature Theatre's Sunday in the Park with George stars Claybourne Elder (Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde, The Public Theater's Road Show, and CW Network's The Carrie Diaries) as Georges Seurat/George and Brynn O'Malley (Broadway's upcoming Honeymoon in Vegas, Annie, Wicked) as Dot/Marie. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photo coverage from inside the curtain call! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Backstage with the Cast of Signature's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Walter McBride - Sep 2, 2014

Signature Theatre's Sunday in the Park with George stars Claybourne Elder (Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde, The Public Theater's Road Show, and CW Network's The Carrie Diaries) as Georges Seurat/George and Brynn O'Malley (Broadway's upcoming Honeymoon in Vegas, Annie, Wicked) as Dot/Marie. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photo coverage from backstage with the cast! (more...)

William Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Karen Carpenter, a producer, director and teacher, a theater-maker for more than 30 years, has been appointed the interim Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts and the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival. The Inge Festival is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, hosted on the campus of Independence Community College, which houses the William Inge archives. (more...)

2013-14 ENCORE AWARDS Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The 2013-14 Encore Awards nominees are announced. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brava Maya! SUNSET BOULEVARD in der Freilichtbühne Tecklenburg
by Marcel Konrath - Sep 16, 2014

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Patti LuPone to Premiere FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in 'Far Away Places - Part Two' November 3 -15. In an evening conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone returns with Part Two of the show which she premiered to critical acclaim when 54 Below opened in June 2012. In this continuation of the show (which will include a few encores from the landmark Part One) she further explores her wanderlust, performing songs by an eclectic group of songwriters including Irving Caesar, Billy Joel, David Yazbek, Johnny Mercer and Kris Kristofferson. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Glenn Close Stuff Her Face on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2014

Last night on The Tonight Show, stage and screen star Glenn Close faced off against host Jimmy Fallon in a face-stuffing contest. In this video, watch as Close and Fallon snarf down spaghetti, nachos, and pie. (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Third Street Theatre in association with Oddbird Theatricals is thrilled to present the World Premiere, fully-realized production of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Musical Award-winning, BRONIES: THE MUSICAL, with music by Joe Greene, book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Jennifer Lin and direction by Richard Israel. BRONIES: THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Thursday, September 25; will open on Friday, September 27 and run through Sunday, November 1 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

FWD Theatre Project Releases Additional Tickets for this Month's Launch Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

FWD Theatre Project, a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community, has sold out its official launch event, titled LaunchingFWD!, in the 330-seat main room at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, scheduled to take place Monday, September 22 at 8 pm. FWD and City Winery today announce they will open an additional 70 "Mezzanine" tickets for sale beginning Wednesday, September 10, to meet the overflow demand. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Short North Stage's Inaugural Gala Draws Inspiration from Film NOIR
by Amanda Etchison - Sep 10, 2014

From the classic cars parked in front of a plush red carpet to the blinding camera flashes of the paparazzi, Columbus' Garden Theater will exude all of the glitz and glamor of 1920s Hollywood as the Short North Stage celebrates its inaugural fundraising gala on Friday, Sept. 12. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Elena Shaddow, Aspects of Andrew: Lloyd Webber, Broadway on 22nd Street, Molly Ryan 'Come Up and See Me Sometime' a Cheeky Tribute to Mae West, and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Karen Mason & More Set to Take Part in FWD Theatre Project Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Eight veteran actors, directors, writers, choreographers and producers have created FWD Theatre Project ("Festival of Works in Development"), a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community. Artistic Director Amber Mak along with Collective Artistic Associates Justin Brill, Wade Elkins, Michael Gillis, Karen Multer, Steve Multer, Missy Greenburg and Scott Sowinski, have announced LaunchingFWD!, a one-night-only concert event at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Monday, September 22 at 8 pm (doors open at 6 pmfor food and cocktails). (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Dot Hill Systems to Present at Three Investor Conferences in September 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, announced management will present at three investor conferences in September 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rex Smith Brings CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN IDOL to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Last night, August 26, for one night only, Rex Smith brought his one-man show, 'Confessions of a Teen Idol' to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. Among the friends on hand to cheer Smith on were Oscar and Tony Award winner Kevin Kline (Smith's co-star in The Pirates of Penzance), Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers (Smith's co-star in Grease!), and CNBC commentator Stephen Weiss. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rex Smith Previews CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN IDOL at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2014

So how did a crazy Teen Idol rocker end up a respected entertainer on television and Broadway? Every song has a story. Like a rock and roll Mark Twain, Rex Smith takes you on a wild and fascinating, sometimes dramatic, yet very hilarious, musical story-telling journey at 54 Below (August 26). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

The cast of Signature Theatre's Sunday in the Park with George accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Landless Theatre's metal prog production of Sweeney Todd and challenged TheatreWashington and the National Tour of Dirty Dancing - check out their video below! (more...)

Patrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's Resident 'Jean Valjean,' Ramin Karimloo, Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2014

Broadway's resident 'Jean Valjean,' the Tony-nominated Ramin Karimloo recently took the challege, posting his video to Instagram. Along with the video, he posted the caption: 'No nominations. Just Donate. Generously. Educated yourself at alsa.org This is to answer @jamieallenmagic's call out to me and in memory of his cousin.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Helps Children and Art
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2014

Signature Theatre presents Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. During their 2014 Summer Art Camp, Signature Theatre stopped by the classrooms to talk with the campers about the meaning of art as they gear up to celebrate their 30th anniversary of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. Check out the video below! (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

Elisabeth Moss Reveals Hopes of Someday Starring in SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

In a recent interview with Gotham Magazine, Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss revealed hopes of one day starring in Sunset Boulevard. She told Gotham: 'I've seen it twice, once with Glenn Close, the other time with Patti LuPone. Then I basically lived out my life waiting to get old enough to play that part. I also remember seeing The Will Rogers Follies. It was just such a great, old-fashioned, sad musical. I like sad musicals.' An official announcement has not yet been made. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

James Barbour, Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger, Mamie Parris and More Star in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Ogunquit - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Get ready for a wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

NBC Announces Massive Marketing Campaign for New Season of THE BLACKLIST
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

NBC is waging a comprehensive marketing campaign to ensure the continued awareness for its No. 1 drama series, “The Blacklist,” which kicks off its second season at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Monday, Sept. 22. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman is the latest Broadway star to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In this video, Hugh Jackman and fellow cast members challenge Tom Cruise and the cast of Mission: Impossible 5, the whole staff of William Morris Endeavor, and Oscar Isaac and the Star Wars cast. (more...)

TV Legend Kim Zimmer to Rejoin Cast of WICKED First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome back Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible on Tuesday, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Broadway Star Sutton Foster on Utah, Her Upcoming Concerts at BYU, and More!
by Tyler Hinton - Aug 16, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner (and six-time nominee) Sutton Foster is coming to Utah! Direct from her critically acclaimed turn in VIOLET on Broadway, she will be gracing the stage of Brigham Young University's de Jong Concert Hall as part of its BRAVO! professional performing arts series, on Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6, 2014. For more information and to buy tickets, visit arts.byu.edu. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet LES MIZ's New Bad Guy- Earl Carpenter
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production ofClaude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil'sLes Miserables in the role of Javert is tonight, August 15. Carpenter will play a limited engagement in LES MIZ through Sunday, October 3 during Will Swenson's previously announced hiatus from the production. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a video roundup of Broadway's newest Javert in action! (more...)

British Actor Earl Carpenter Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables in the role of Javert is tonight, August 15. (more...)

Adrian Galley Returns in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Since opening on 22 July for its return season at the Fugard Theatre, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW has once again been thrilling audiences night after night with its divine madness - and this week sees the return of actor Adrian Galley to the role of the quirky Narrator. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Honor Diahann Carroll with 2014 Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that trailblazing actress Diahann Carroll will be the 2014 Diversity Award Honoree at the 8th Annual Pasadena Playhouse Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising event on Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, launches its 11th season this fall at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room with an Opening Night Gala celebrating the work of songwriter/composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening will feature two on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz by ASCAP's Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker, and performances by Saturday Night Live's Ana Gasteyer, who performed the role of 'Elphaba' in Wicked on Broadway, and by two masterful interpreters of Schwartz' work, Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. Bay Area Cabaret's Opening Night Gala Tribute to Stephen Swartz will take place 8 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. (more...)

Bryan Batt to Make Provincetown Art House Debut, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bryan Batt - star of TV's "Mad Men" and the Academy Award Winning film "12 Years A Slave," and Broadway's "La Cage Aux Folles,' 'Sunset Boulevard,' 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' 'Starlight Express,' and 'Cats.' Bryan will be joined by Michael Lavine at the piano, for one show only, on Sunday, August 24. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 13, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA below! (more...)

Lena Dunham, Chaz Ebert, Renee Fleming, Wallace Shawn and More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's 25th Anniversary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced today the complete schedule for the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival, 112 events which will explore the theme of Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9, 2014, with pre-Festival programs on Oct. 6 and 21, at venues across Chicago. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE - Claybourne Elder, Brynn O'Malley & More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Claybourne Elder and Brynn O'Malley Star in Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Signature Theatre presents Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Opening in the MAX Theatre tonight, August 12, and playing through September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive First Look at Claybourne Elder, Brynn O'Malley, Erin Driscoll and More in Signature's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's NEWSIES below! (more...)

Earl Carpenter's First Performance in Broadway's LES MISERABLES Delayed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES in the role of Javert has been pushed to Friday, August 15 due to visa issues, it was confirmed today. (more...)

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