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Playwright Chip Deffaa to Have Four NYC Runs This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Most playwrights would be happy to have one script of theirs produced in New York in a year. "Theater Boys"--which opens tomorrow, September 21st at the 13th Street Repertory Theater--is the third show by ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa to open this year. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is presenting the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. In the following video blog, entiteld 'Zachy Files,' the cast takes us through a rehearsal. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Krysta Rodriguez!
by Ken Womble - Sep 19, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Krysta Rodriguez! (more...)

Kathleen Marshall's THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, Starring Beth Malone, Opens Tonight in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter (Violet). The production began previews on September 12 and opens tonight, September 19, in The Stage Theatre. It will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). (more...)

Kacey Coppola Joins Theatre 68's SERIAL KILLER BARBIE, Opening 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 are proud to announce the new addition of KACEY COPPOLA, to the Musical Cast of the World Premiere 'SERIAL KILLER BARBIE' - Scheduled to open November 7th at The NoHo Arts Center. (more...)

Aurora Theatre's 'All Aboard Swing Nights' Move to Thursdays at 550 Trackside
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Aurora Theatre continues the popular Aurora Swing Nights concert series with All Aboard Swing Nights on September 25 at 8:00pm. This year the concerts will be on Thursday nights at one of the most spectacular event facilities in Gwinnett, 550 Trackside. (more...)

Marlena Shaw to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Legendary jazz vocalist Marlena Shaw will make her debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, October 11 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 12 (7 p.m.) Backed by the Marlena Shaw Quartet, Shaw will feature an evening of her greatest hits from throughout her 40-plus year career. Tickets for Marlena Shaw range in price from $35 - $50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: CARNIE WILSON of Wilson Phillips Talks About Saban Concert on the 26th
by Don Grigware - Sep 18, 2014

Carnie, daughter of Brian Wilson, one of the original Beach Boys, and sister of Wendy Wilson, is also known for her television work and recently for creating gourmet desserts for Vitello's Ristorante in Studio City. Carnie is married to music producer Rob Bonfiglio and has two young daughters, Lola 9 and Luci 5. She recently sat down with me to chat about the upcoming concert and various aspects of her career. (more...)

Dance Competition DANCING PROS: LIVE! Comes to the Wharton Center, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

East Lansing, Mich. -- Dancing Pros: Live! will dance into town and thrill audiences at Wharton Center on Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the Doctors Company Variety at Wharton Center Series. , star of the hit TV show “Growing Pains,” and featuring and from “Dancing with the Stars,” and Ryan Di Lello, from “So You Think You Can Dance,” the best dancers from around the world will thrill and dazzle audiences coast to coast! (more...)

Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Karen Sander, Artistic & Executive Director, World Music Institute and The Apollo Theater, in partnership with World Music Institute, presents AFRICA NOW!, South Africa, showcasing today's South African music scene, October 9-12, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jerry Lewis to Play Paramount's Aurora Theatre, 10/26
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2014

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Dancing Pros: Live! Presents Its 2014-2015 National Tour Hosted By Alan Thicke
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Dancing Pros: Live!is thrilled to announce its 2014-2015 national tour. Hosted by Alan Thicke, star of the hit TV show 'Growing Pains,' and featuring Karina Smirnoff, Edyta Sliwinska and Chelsie Hightower from 'Dancing with the Stars,'and Benji Schwimmer and Ryan Di Lello, from 'So You Think You Can Dance,' the best dancers from around the world will thrill and dazzle audiences coast to coast! (more...)

Jerry Lewis Coming to Aurora's Paramount, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Jerry Lewis is one of the most recognized personalities on the planet. He's an Academy Award winner, Hollywood/Las Vegas icon, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and international treasure. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, BOUNCERS, BBC Big Band and More Set for CFT's Winter 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the successful reopening of the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, Chichester announces its first Winter season since 2011 offering a diverse mix of drama, comedy and dance as well as music and arts events. (more...)

Celebrity Chef Aaron McCargo Jr. and Fresenius Medical Care Present Football-Season Recipes for Dialysis Patients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Football season is back in full Swing, and Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation's leading network of dialysis facilities, is once again teaming up with celebrity chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. to help dialysis patients share the excitement - and the fabulous food - that goes with America's favorite sport. FMCNA is bringing chef McCargo to several U.S. cities this fall to demonstrate his recipes for delicious, game-time dishes that dialysis patients can enjoy, while staying within their dietary guidelines. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PROPAGANDA SWING, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, September 16 2014
by Jenny Antill - Sep 17, 2014

Propaganda Swing is a co-production between the Belgrade Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and is written by Peter Arnott. The writing is based upon a true story at the commencement of World War II in Berlin. Billy Constant, an American CBS journalist, narrates the proceedings and is heavily revolved around his love for German jazz singer, Lala Anderson. Lala is part of a jazz band whom are forced to conform to music approved by Hitler against their will. (more...)

Dance Pizazz Offers Exercise and Fun this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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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...)

Laura Benanti Reveals Career Highs and Lows
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 17, 2014

Laura Benanti recently announced she will be joining the cast of the third season of Nashville. In anticipation of her new role, Buzzfeed asked her to take a look back at her career and describe the highs and lows in 30 seconds or less. See the results here. (more...)

Karina Smirnoff, Chelsie Hightower & More Set for DANCING PROS: LIVE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Dancing Pros: Live!is thrilled to announce its 2014-2015 national tour. Hosted by Alan Thicke, star of the hit TV show 'Growing Pains,' and featuring Karina Smirnoff, Edyta Sliwinska and Chelsie Hightower from 'Dancing with the Stars,'and Benji Schwimmer and Ryan Di Lello, from 'So You Think You Can Dance,' the best dancers from around the world will thrill and dazzle audiences coast to coast! (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman to Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews on October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Through Jan 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has extended its run until 31 January 2015. The show begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014. (more...)

Jonas Kaufmann Releases New Album of Melodies from Germany's Golden Era
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

'I love the tenor hits from the age of the talkies,' says Jonas Kaufmann. 'My grandfather was studying in Berlin at that time, and he used to whistle these songs in the street. Besides that, I've always been fascinated by this 'legendary era' in Germany's cultural history. It was a time of incredible productivity. True, a great many of its hits have survived, but what we know of it today is only the tip of the iceberg. There are lots of wonderful pieces waiting to be rediscovered.' (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

THE DISAPPEARING QUARTERBACK Returns for an Encore Performance at Plays & Players
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

As football season kicks into full Swing, former Pro Bowl Philadelphia Eagle Mike Boryla returns to Plays & Players, to remount his hit January World Premiere, The Disappearing Quarterback, recalling the glory of his playing days and the complex aftermath of concussions for himself and his teammates. A play for football fanatics and novices alike, the one man show runs nearly 75 minutes with performances September 20-27 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place. (more...)

Aaron Lazar, Liana Hunt, Alison Luff & More Set for ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE at Joe's Pub, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The performance will take place on Sunday, October 5th, at Joe's Pub (at the acclaimed Public Theater); 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY. The show begins at 9:00 pm, and there will be a party with the cast after the show in the Public Theater's Bar and Restaurant "The Library". This is a rare opportunity to see Broadway performers in an intimate club setting. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Audiences Love ARTHUR DUNCAN at the Monroe Forum Theatre of the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Sep 15, 2014

What a joy-filled experience to see tap legend Arthur Duncan live onstage in his one man show One More Time! at the El Portal when he performed five shows September 12 - 14 in the Monroe Forum Theatre! Duncan was the first African American performer to do a regular TV gig - for 18 years in fact - on The Lawrence Welk Show. His legendary tapping has been seen all over the world from Australia to Egypt to Yugoslavia and on various TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder dancing with Dick Van Dyke and on the big screen in Tap with Sammy Davis Jr. and Gregory Hines. (more...)

Mark Vincent to Make Music Theatre Debut as 'Billy' in DIRTY DANCING Australian Tour from Nov 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced that young classical music singer Mark Vincent will make his musical theatre debut in the role of Billy in the new Australian production of Dirty Dancing. The leading roles of Johnny Castle and Baby will be announced in coming weeks. Dirty Dancing will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 28 November this year, then Melbourne's Princess Theatre from March and the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from May. (more...)

Heléne Yorke to Play 54 Below, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Helene Yorke in Helene Yorke: My Blossom Dearie on Monday September 29th, 2014 at 7pm. Helene presents an evening of Blossom Dearie's trademark restrained jazz sound with a dash of her girlish, whimsical, tightly woven Swing. Sexy, chic and subtle, this storyteller and blues singer's arrangements are some of the most overlooked. (more...)

Infinty Hall to Present B.B. King with Kal David at Warner Theatre, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Infinity Hall will present blues legend B.B. King at the Warner Theatre on Wednesday, October 8th at 8 pm with Kal David and The Real Deal featuring Lauri Bono as the opening act. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrew Garfield and More Attend 99 HOMES Photo Call at TIFF
by Walter McBride - Sep 13, 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 of the cast of 99 HOMES! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Aniston, and More Attend CAKE Photo Call at TIFF
by Walter McBride - Sep 13, 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 TIFF photo call for CAKE. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- ACU Presents Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is proud to announce the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. Check out rehearsal photos below! (more...)

The Two Man Gentlemen Band to Bring Hot Jazz & Humor to Brooklyn, NY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Cheeky vaudevillian favorites The Two Man Gentlemen Band are playing in Brooklyn, NY at Jalopy Theatre on September 26. (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...)

Renee Fleming to Open San Antonio Symphony's 75th Anniversary Season, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

On September 20, Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing and four-time Grammy® winner Renee Fleming will open the San Antonio Symphony's 75th Anniversary season at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Ms. Fleming wowed the crowds at this year's Super Bowl with her extraordinary rendition of the "The Star-Spangled Banner." She will perform Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss, and music from Canteloube and Delibes, in a concert complemented by sparkling works for orchestra by Strauss and Ravel. The exquisite beauty of Renee Fleming's singing of this glorious music will radiate throughout the hall at the new Tobin Center. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Jarrod Spector Participate in Reading for Hot New Musical BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Laura Osnes, Jarrod Spector and Beth Leavel participated this week in a reading of a hot new musical called BANDSTAND (more...)

March Fourth Marching Band Coming to the Fox Theatre, 1/10/2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present March Fourth Marching Band at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 10th, 2015. Tickets are on sale Friday, September 12th at noon for $16.00 in advance or $18.00 day of show. (more...)

George Lopez Coming to the Fox Theatre, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

George Lopez, the Grammy-nominated and multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film and stand-up comedy, will return to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Here I Go Again! BWW Interviews ROCK OF AGES Superfan Abe Calimag on His 500th Show
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 11, 2014

Today, Calimag speaks exclusively with BWW about his most memorable stage door experiences, the wide variety of actors he has seen take on these iconic roles and his own personal reflections on the 500 performances he has attended throughout the years. (more...)

National Register of Historic Places Ondawa Estate in Manchester, Vermont, to be Sold to Highest Bidder at October 7th Absolute Auction
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Grand Estates Auction Company, the industry leader in luxury real estate auctions, announced the October 7th live absolute auction of one of the choicest properties in all of Vermont: Ondawa Estate. The 37-acre mountain retreat bordering the Green Mountain National Forest includes the Zara Hard House, an architecturally significant structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This outdoorsman's paradise features a classic Greek Revival home surrounded by the trout-filled Battenkill River, mountain streams, and a stocked pond. Buyers will be able to name their price on the historic Vermont estate at the absolute auction with no minimum bid and no reserve to be held on location at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

National Register of Historic Places Ondawa Estate in Manchester, Vermont, to be Sold to Highest Bidder at October 7th Absolute Auction
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Grand Estates Auction Company, the industry leader in luxury real estate auctions, announced the October 7th live absolute auction of one of the choicest properties in all of Vermont: Ondawa Estate. The 37-acre mountain retreat bordering the Green Mountain National Forest includes the Zara Hard House, an architecturally significant structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This outdoorsman's paradise features a classic Greek Revival home surrounded by the trout-filled Battenkill River, mountain streams, and a stocked pond. Buyers will be able to name their price on the historic Vermont estate at the absolute auction with no minimum bid and no reserve to be held on location at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the TIFF Red Carpet for THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Sep 11, 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 THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU. (more...)

Gillian Anderson Returning to NBC's HANNIBAL as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

HANNIBAL's third season will premiere in 2015. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome the Cab Calloway Orchestra, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Red-hot jazz, wine and art will kick off Ridgefield's The Big Read initiative when the Cab Calloway Orchestra comes to town on Friday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

DANCING PROS: LIVE! Coming to PPAC, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The world's finest dancers will battle it out live when DANCING PROS: LIVE! comes to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) stage on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7P and the audience will choose the winner! Edyta Sliwinska of Dancing With The Stars and Chelsie Hightower of DWTS and SYTYCD star in this unforgettable live competition show hosted by the star of the hit TV show Growing Pains, Alan Thicke. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12, 2014 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org, and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $75 - $25; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. (more...)

BIG FISH to Make Collegiate Premiere at Abilene Christian University, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is proud to announce the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. (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...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

Centaur Theatre Company 2014 Gala Set for 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Centaur Theatre Company's annual fundraising gala. Preparations are in full Swing for Ooh La La!, which will take place on September 30th, 2014. This landmark event promises to be a scintillating start to Centaur's Shocking and Delightful 46th season. This year's gala will also honour Maurice Podbrey, Centaur's Founding Artistic Director, in celebration of his 80th birthday. (more...)

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