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10-Episode Comedy Webseries THE RESIDUALS to Debut 3/11
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

“The Residuals,” a comedic webseries set in the world of television commercials, is set to debut on March 11 at www.theresiduals.tv. Subsequent episodes of the 10-part series will be released every Tuesday, through May 13. (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Company of IF/THEN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 4, 2014

IF/THEN, starring Idina Menzel (aka 'Adele Dazeem'), begins previews tomorrow, March 5, and officially opens on March 30 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, plus watch interviews and footage of the company performing in last month's NYC fan concert of the musical! (more...)

WE WILL ROCK YOU Opens Tonight at Music Hall at Fair Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

The worldwide smash hit 'rock theatrical,' Queen and Ben Elton's We Will Rock You, built around 24 of Queen's biggest hits, opens at the Music Hall at Fair Park tonight, March 4, 2014. We Will Rock You is produced by Queen Theatrical Productions, Tribeca Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and NETworks Presentations. (more...)

'DRAG RACE' Star Phi Phi O'Hara Brings New Show to Stage 48 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Logo TV's RuPaul's Drag Race sensation Phi Phi O'Hara will star in her own show called, 'The Sweetest Bitch,' on Monday, March 31, at 8:30 p.m. See her at New York's newest hotspot: Divine Cabaret at Stage 48. The evening boasts unexpected surprises, but the biggest is Phi Phi herself showcased in a way no one has ever seen. (more...)

Nicole Richie's Tweets Come to Life in New VH1 Series #CANDIDLY NICOLE
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Fashion icon, Creative Director of House of Harlow 1960, actress, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist Nicole Richie will bring her unfiltered sense of humor and unique ability to infiltrate any environment to a new VH1 reality series (more...)

Tracie Bennett, Michael Matus, Katie Rowley Jones and Gareth Snook Complete WEST END RECAST Lineup, March 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Tracie Bennett, Michael Matus, Katie Rowley Jones and Gareth Snook complete the all-star cast for West End Recast. (more...)

Universal Technical Institute and mikeroweWORKS Foundation Launch $1 Million Scholarship Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, today launched the mikeroweWORKS Foundation (MRW)/UTI Scholarship Program for individuals pursuing technical education at UTI campuses across the country. The Program will make available approximately $1,000,000 in tuition scholarships across all UTI locations * for future enrolled students who are passionate about a career in the transportation industry. (more...)

Jen Cody, Eddie Korbich & Samantha Sturm Featured on The Ensemblist's Original Cast Recording Episode
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 18th episode: 'Original Cast Recordings.' (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Runs 4/2-27 at Archbold Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Glass Menagerie is the play that launched Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams' career and is among the masterworks of the American stage. Drawn from Williams' life, this moving play explores the illusory nature of dreams and the fragility of hope. Abandoned by the father of her children, Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor for her shy and vulnerable daughter, Laura. Tom, the restless and sensitive son who narrates the story, eases his frustrations with nighttime escapes 'to the movies.' At Amanda's urgings, Tom asks a co-worker to dinner. Can this 'gentleman caller' offer any light to these bruised souls clinging to the tattered edges of lost dreams and faded hopes? (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

VIDEO: Comedy Webseries THE RESIDUALS, Episode 3
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

'The Residuals,' a comedic webseries set in the world of television commercials, released its third episode at www.theresiduals.tv. In Episode 3, Ellen does standup at an open-mic. Pete has a tough audition for a brand of paint. Pete and Keith's series faces an early budget crisis. Valerie and Keith have an anonymous online video game fight. Watch the show below! (more...)

2013 Berlin Film Festival Winner IN THE NAME OF Comes to DVD, 4/15
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com), the distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, announces today that IN THE NAME OF, the award-winning Polish drama that portrays the life of a rural priest struggling with his homosexuality, will be released on DVD on April 15th in North America. (more...)

Longtime Partner of Mr. Blackwell, Robert L. Spencer Dies in LA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2014

The Man Beneath His Wings - Today we lost a man to whom the song, made famous by Ms. Bette Midler, could have very well been about - Robert L. Spencer. (more...)

VIDEO: Comedy Webseries THE RESIDUALS - Episode 2
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

'The Residuals,' a comedic webseries set in the world of television commercials, released its second episod at www.theresiduals.tv. In Episode 2, Keith has an awkward improvised audition for a product that remains 'Confidential.' Valerie vents to a former co-worker online. And Pete and Keith try to decide what kind of web-series they want to make. Watch the show below! (more...)

Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, Billy Porter & More Added to MCC's MISCAST 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that the annual Miscast 2014 gala has added Billy Porter, Jeremy Jordan, Megan Hilty, and Raul Esparza as performers, joining the previously announced Zosia Mamet, Christian Borle, Anika Noni Rose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Pasquale, Jesse L. Martin, Sasha Allen, Keala Settle, and Nicole Parker. Phil Reno will serve as Musical Director. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Miscast 2014 will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and gala dinner followed by the Miscast performances. Gala and show-only tickets are now on sale at www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

WE WILL ROCK YOU National Tour to Play Murat Theatre, 5/20-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

The worldwide smash hit 'rock theatrical', Queen and Ben Elton's We Will Rock You, built around 24 of Queen's biggest hits, opens at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 and will stage seven performances through Sunday, May 25 (a full performance schedule is below). We Will Rock You is produced by Queen Theatrical Productions, Tribeca Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and NETworks Presentations. (more...)

Japan Society Presents A TRIBUTE TO DONALD RICHIE (1924-2013), PART 2, Beg. Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

This spring Japan Society continues to honor the late Donald Richie, whose criticism, commentary and advocacy contributed incomparably toward making Japanese art and culture, especially its cinema, revered throughout the world. As the second and final leg of the ongoing series, again curated by noted film scholar Kyoko Hirano, A Tribute to Donald Richie (1924-2013), Part 2: Richie's Electric Eight: The Bold & the Daring encompasses eight films that reflect the complexity, nuance, and brilliance of Japanese society, as seen through Richie's unflinching and insatiable eye. (more...)

Interview with Librettist, Joe Masteroff
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 13, 2014

Education Dramaturg Ted Sod spoke with Joe Masteroff, originalCabaret librettist, about his experience and journey with this musical. (more...)

AWAY FROM HOME Set for Spring 2014 Tour; Opens at Jermyn Street Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Working Progress Theatre Company and Hartshorn Hook Productions present AWAY FROM HOME by Rob Ward & Martin Jameson in a Spring 2014 tour. The production will stop at the Jermyn Street Theatre with press night set for tonight, March 13, 2014 at 7.00pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Comedy Webseries THE RESIDUALS Debuts First Episode
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

'The Residuals,' a comedic webseries set in the world of television commercials, debuted its first episode yesterday, March 11 at www.theresiduals.tv. In Episode 1, Pete goes on a typical commercial audition for a pharmaceutical. Along the way, he encounters his roommate Keith, his casting director friend Valerie, and his actor/comedian friend Ellen. Ellen auditions for the same spot. Watch the show below! (more...)

10-Episode Comedy Webseries THE RESIDUALS Debuts Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

“The Residuals,” a comedic webseries set in the world of television commercials, is set to debut today, March 11 at www.theresiduals.tv. Subsequent episodes of the 10-part series will be released every Tuesday, through May 13. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OST's PLUTO Explores the Depths of Communication Failure
by Kimberly Moy - Mar 10, 2014

Very rarely does a play leave you visibly shaking. Orlando Shakes' Harriett's New Play Series piece PLUTO explores the Taboo subject of a mass shooting perpetrator's psyche and difficulty of accepting change. The material is heavy, but incredibly thought provoking and profoundly moving. (more...)

VIDEO: AlphaDogs Explores the Trials and Tribulations of Independent Film Pioneer Wakefield Poole
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Being a pioneer in any field is at the very least daunting, but imagine if what you are doing not only deals with a Taboo topic of the era, but could also earn you some time in jail? In the documentary film I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives Of Wakefield Poole audiences are given an inside look into the life of overlooked gay liberation and independent film pioneer, Wakefield Poole. Directed by Jim Tushinski and sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society, the film will screen at selected film festivals later this year and into 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CAUGHT IN THE NET Catches Out-Loud Laughs at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 27, 2014

Victor Legaretta is back as London cabbie John Smith, king of the bigamists, with a new dilemma -- his children by his two wives just may start dating, with no idea they have the same father. Insanity follows. (more...)

Japan Society to Present A TRIBUTE TO DONALD RICHIE (1924-2013), PART 2, Beg. 3/13
by Movies News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

This spring Japan Society continues to honor the late Donald Richie, whose criticism, commentary and advocacy contributed incomparably toward making Japanese art and culture, especially its cinema, revered throughout the world. As the second and final leg of the ongoing series, again curated by noted film scholar Kyoko Hirano, A Tribute to Donald Richie (1924-2013), Part 2: Richie's Electric Eight: The Bold & the Daring encompasses eight films that reflect the complexity, nuance, and brilliance of Japanese society, as seen through Richie's unflinching and insatiable eye. (more...)

Charlotte Wilcox, Joe Benincasa & Joan Marcus to Be Honored with Special Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipients of 2014 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. These honors will be presented at the Tony Honors Cocktail Party, a private cocktail reception, on Monday, June 2nd at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe. The 2014 Tony Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 8th on CBS, and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

VIDEO: Comedy Webseries THE RESIDUALS, Episode 5
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

'The Residuals,' a comedic webseries set in the world of television commercials, released its third episode at www.theresiduals.tv. In Episode 5, Keith tells Pete how he pulls all-nighters and goes right to auditions. Valerie's boss, Mark Lyell of Mark Lyell Casting, returns from vacation and restores his office to a state of dysfunction. Valerie suffers for her night of revelry with Ellen. Pete gets creeped out when Mark acts like they're best friends. Watch the show below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Raul Esparza and Lin-Manuel Miranda Take on Maria and Anita- Watch 'A Boy Like That' at MISCAST!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2014

Broadway favorites Raul Esparza and Lin-Manuel Miranda took to the stage to duet as who else, but 'Maria' and 'Anita', singing WEST SIDE STORY's 'A Boy Like That.' BroadwayWorld is excited to exclusively bring you their full performance below! (more...)

101 VAGINA Book Launches Exhibitions in USA and Canada, Now thru June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

After three years in the making, the 101 Vagina book is being launched in the USA and Canada with a series of exhibitions across the two countries from today, April to June 2014. (more...)

Geva Closes 2013-14 Mainstage Season with Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE, 4/22-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Geva Theatre Center' 41st Mainstage Season concludes with Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Directed by John Miller-Stephany, and with a cast led by Tony Award- winner Michael McGrath and Broadway veteran Noah Racey, this classic comedy begins performances on April 22 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 18. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Everything's Coming Up Rosie O'Donnell, 2014 Tony Award Honoree
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 4, 2014

In honor of this week's announcement that talk show queen and Broadway star Rosie O'Donnell will be receiving a special 2014 Tony Award Honor, the Isabelle Stevenson Award, named after longtime committee chairman Isabelle Stevenson, we take a look at some of her best Tony-related moments from her years as host, performer and presenter - GREASE to Taboo and beyond. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben West Previews Unsung Musicals' Carolyn Leigh Tribute Concert
by Adrienne Onofri - Apr 3, 2014

Max von Essen, Erin Davie, Alli Mauzey and other Bway stars will sing lesser-known tunes by the lyricist of 'Peter Pan' and 'Little Me'. (more...)

BWW TV: Jeremy Jordan Owns 'Let It Go' at MCC Theater's MISCAST 2014
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2014

MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala, one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town, was held earlier this week at the Hammerstein Ballroom. At the event, Broadway's hottest stars performed songs from roles in which they would never be cast. SMASH and stage star Jeremy Jordan performed FROZEN's female anthem, 'Let It Go' and knocked it out of the park. Watch the full performance below! (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Runs Now thru 4/27 at Archbold Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The Glass Menagerie is the play that launched Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams' career and is among the masterworks of the American stage. Drawn from Williams' life, this moving play explores the illusory nature of dreams and the fragility of hope. Abandoned by the father of her children, Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor for her shy and vulnerable daughter, Laura. Tom, the restless and sensitive son who narrates the story, eases his frustrations with nighttime escapes 'to the movies.' At Amanda's urgings, Tom asks a co-worker to dinner. Can this 'gentleman caller' offer any light to these bruised souls clinging to the tattered edges of lost dreams and faded hopes? (more...)

Fit Food Finds: THE CHATTERBOX - Discover Healthy Food in a Fun Environment
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 2, 2014

'Fit Food Finds' discovered healthy choices in a wonderful setting, The Chatterbox. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Channels Elsa to Sing 'Let It Go' at MCC's MISCAST Gala!
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2014

MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala, one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town, was held earlier this week at the Hammerstein Ballroom. At the event, Broadway's hottest stars performed songs from roles in which they would never be cast. Jeremy Jordan, who sang 'Let Me Be Your Star' at last year's event returned to sing Frozen's female anthem, 'Let It Go.' Check out his full performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Investigation Discovery's New Mini-Series BAD TEACHERS
by - Apr 17, 2014

"BAD TEACHERS", the all-new mini Series premieres TUESDAY, APRIL 22 at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

New Musical ATOMIC to Open Off-Broadway this Summer at Acorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This summer, after a wildly successful engagement in Sydney, Australia, Atomic, the exhilarating and provocative new musical based on the creation of the atomic bomb, will make its highly anticipated U.S. premiere with a strictly limited 8-week Off-Broadway engagement from June 26 - August 16 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). The official opening is set for Sunday, July 13. With book & lyrics by Danny Ginges and Gregory Bonsignore, and music & lyrics by Philip Foxman, Atomic is choreographed by Dean Walsh and directed by Damien Gray. Tickets are $69.25 and can be arranged online at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212.239.6200 or by visiting the Theatre Row Box Office located at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Cult Musical COOL RIDER Returns to The Duchess Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Following the rapturous reception of the one-night-only concert at the Lyric Theatre, Cool Rider, the cult musical sequel will return to the West End, cool riding into the historic Duchess Theatre from tonight 15 to Saturday 19 April 2014 (press night Wednesday 16 April at 8.00pm) it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

VIDEO: Comedy Webseries THE RESIDUALS, Episode 6
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

'The Residuals,' a comedic webseries set in the WORLD of television commercials, released its sixth episode at www.theresiduals.tv. In Episode 6, Pete's normalcy is a breath of fresh air for Valerie during an audition for a Sporting Goods store called 'Clyde's'. Ellen goes in for a 'Bua' car spot that only requires her to say one line. Keith endures name droppers. Watch the show below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Noise Within Presents Resonating Version of Inge's COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
by Don Grigware - Apr 15, 2014

Come Back, Little Sheba/by William Inge/directed by Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott/a Noise Within, Pasadena/through May 17 (more...)

JAY BRANNAN to Release New Album, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

New York–based singer/songwriter Jay Brannan announces his departure from long-time label distribution partner Nettwerk, and will be self-releasing his third full-length album entitled Always, Then, & Now, on July 15, 2014. (more...)

THREE MINUSE ONE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Berkeley, CA (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Steven Pasquale Sings CAROUSEL's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at MISCAST!
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2014

Steven Pasquale, currently starring on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County, took to the stage to sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel. Click below to check out the full performance! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at MCC's MISCAST Gala with Allison Janney & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 1, 2014

MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala, one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town, was held last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom. At the event, Broadway's hottest stars performed songs from roles in which they would never be cast. This year's event was hosted by award-winning actress Allison Janney. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

WE WILL ROCK YOU National Tour Set for Fisher Theatre, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The worldwide smash hit 'rock theatrical', Queen and Ben Elton's We Will Rock You, built around 24 of Queen's biggest hits, opens at the Fisher Theatre today, April 1 and runs through April 13. (more...)

VIDEO: Comedy Webseries THE RESIDUALS, Episode 4
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

'The Residuals,' a comedic webseries set in the world of television commercials, released its third episode at www.theresiduals.tv. In Episode 4, Ellen gets some bad news from an agent, which leads to a full-blown age crisis. Keith wonders if he's just been cut from an audition. Pete explains an awkward interaction he had with his agent. Valerie and Ellen formally decide to be friends. Watch the show below! (more...)

The Tonys Love Rosie and So Should You! 10 Reasons to Adore Rosie O'Donnell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that Rosie O'Donnell will receive the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award. This award will be presented at the 2014 Tony Awardson Sunday, June 8th. The 2014 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Isabelle Stevenson Award is presented annually to a member of the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations. In honor of the big announcement, BroadwayWorld brings you ten reasons that we adore this Broadway-lovin' lady! (more...)

Tony Awards to Honor Rosie O'Donnell with 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that Rosie O'Donnell will receive the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award. This award will be presented at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8th. The 2014 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

John McDaniel and Bill Russell to Write Music and Lyrics for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Grammy and Emmy Winner JOHN McDANIEL and Tony Nominee BILL RUSSELL have joined the creative team of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL, currently in development, as Co-Composer and Lyricist. They join a team that already includes Ben Andron as Book Writer, Jonnie Rockwell as Co-Composer, and Tony Nominated Director, Sheryl Kaller. John McDaniel is also attached as Music Director. (more...)

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