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Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Laird Hunt's Neverhome (reviewed below) is the story of an unforgettable woman, Ash Thompson, who joins the Union army during The Civil War. Her comrades know Ash as 'a slight man, handy with a rifle.' Hunt uses Ash's powerful voice to make the nightmare of the war tangible: 'You couldn't see the colors, you would have thought it was a mirror. Like the central job of it was we were fixing to fire at ourselves.' (more...)

Eagle Theatre to Present 'THE CIVIL WAR,' 9/19-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Eagle Theatre presents the Official Professional Regional Area Premiere of Frank Wildhorn's Tony Nominated country/folk/rock musical The Civil War: The Musical, starring Broadway Performer and Barrymore Award Nominee Derrick Cobey as Frederick Douglass. (more...)

David Burnham Departs Garner Center's BROADWAY VOICES Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

David Burnham, a favorite with the Garner audience, was just cast and will open an exciting show in Vegas. This is an incredible opportunity for Burnham, but prevents him from kicking off the Broadway Voices season in December. (more...)

Sterling K. Brown, Louis Cancelmi & More to Star in FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) at The Public; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) begins previews on Tuesday, October 14 and runs through Sunday, November 16, with an official press opening on Tuesday, October 28. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, KINDNESS and More Set for Kean Department of Theatre's 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Kean University's Department of Theatre will present a classic comedy of manners, the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a family-friendly musical about a boy who famously refuses to grow up, and a play for young audiences based on the playwright's interviews with real-life middle school students as part of its much-anticipated 2014-2015 season. (more...)

David Burnham, Capathia Jenkins & Alli Mauzey Set for Broadway Voices 2014-15 at Garner Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The fifth annual Broadway Voices season is bringing a fun-filled season of Broadway stars to Garner Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Beth Leavel & Alexander Gemignani to Headline FPAC's 2014 Gala and Grand Opening at THE BLACK BOX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) debuts a transformative new performance and event venue, raising the curtain on THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin. FPAC kicks off the company's premiere season in its new home with a grand-opening weekend September 20-22 to introduce the theater and event space to the community. Anchoring a series of signature events, FPAC's annual Gala will be held on Saturday, September 20 at 6 p.m. featuring silent and live auctions, inspired cuisine by Artistry Catering and Events, and dancing until midnight. The evening's entertainment presents a special, one-night-only performance by guest artists Beth Leavel, renowned Broadway veteran and Tony® Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone, and Alexander Gemignani, Broadway's acclaimed Jean Valjean (Les Miserables) and Billy Flynn (Chicago). (more...)

DR. MUTTER'S MARVELS Biography is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

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Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates Joins Firehouse Theatre Staff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Firehouse Theatre welcomes Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates as its new Education and Community Outreach Director. Dr. Pettiford-Wates currently teaches in the Graduate MFA Pedagogy Program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also serves as the Artistic Director and Conceptualist for The Conciliation Project, Richmond's social justice theatre company which aims to promote, through active and challenging dramatic work, open and honest dialogue about racism and oppression in America. (more...)

Dan O'Brien & Suzan-Lori Parks to Receive 2014 The Horton Foote Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Mari Marchbanks announced today the 2014 recipients of the Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the legendary writer, to award excellence in American Theater. Presented biennially, the 2014 Prize for the 2012-13/2013-14 seasons' Outstanding New American Play is awarded to The Body of an American by Dan O'Brien. The 2014 Prize for Promising New American Play is awarded to Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks. (more...)

SCERA to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 9/12-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Reserved-seat tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children (age 3-11_ and seniors (age 65 and older). They are available at www.scera.org, by calling 801) 225-ARTS, in person from 10am-6m weekdays at SCERA Center, 745 South State, Orem, or at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/2- Chad Kimball
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2014

Happy Birthday, Chad Kimball! After moving to New York, he was hired for the Broadway musical, The Civil War, joining the show 3 weeks before it closed. He was in the Off-Broadway revival of Godspell (2000) and the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods (2002) as Milky-White the cow. He appeared in the Broadway musicals Lennon and Good Vibrations in 2005. Kimball originated 'Huey' in the musical Memphis at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2008, starred in the Broadway production, and earned a Tony nomination for his performance. (more...)

Biography Subject Alonzo Cushing Wins Medal of Honor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Almost 150 years after his death in the battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863, Alonzo Cushing, first lieutenant of Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery, has received theMedal of Honor, the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. On Monday, President Obama officially bestowed the honor on Cushing along with Command Sergeant Major Adkins and Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat who both served and distinguished themselves during the Vietnam War. (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...)

DIARY OF A SOUTHERN REFUGEE DURING THE WAR Wins the General Basil W. Duke Literary Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Military Order of the Star and Bars recently announced the winners of their annual literary awards. Among the announcements, University Press of Kentucky's new book Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War, by Judith Brockenbrough McGuire, edited by James I Robertson Jr., was named the winner of the General Basil W. Duke Literary Award, which is given “to encourage the re-issuance of out-of-print books that accurately present history of the War for Southern Independence.” The Military Order of the Stars and Bars is a patriotic fraternal society, founded by Confederate veterans to “perpetuate the idealism that animated the Confederate Cause and to honor the courage, devotion and endurance of those who dedicated their lives and services during four years of devastating war.” (more...)

Alliance Theatre to Premiere Natasha Trethewey's NATIVE GUARD, 9/26-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Alliance Theatre has announced the world premiere of NATIVE GUARD. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's NATIVE GUARD will be brought to the stage with actors, music, imagery, and visual art in a complete theatrical staging. NATIVE GUARD will open the Hertz Stage season at the Alliance Theatre September 26 - October 19, 2014. Opening night is Wednesday, October 1, 2014. (more...)

"Genocide Revealed" is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Madison, WI (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for The Public's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for The Public Theater's 2014-15 season that will include three world premiere musicals, a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, and Lemon Andersen, Bridget Everett's new show at Joe's Pub, the 11th edition of the acclaimed Under the Radar Festival, the continuation of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, the fifth season of Public Forum, New Work Now!, the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series and $20 tickets to Public Lab, now in its eighth year. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, at www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

New Book Looks at the Life & Times of Influential American Cleric
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

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Jon Neal Wallace Pens Historical Novel, RAGMAN'S ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

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NYC's Path Through History Program Showcases Sites for Summer Visits
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

With summer travel planning underway, the New York City Path Through History (NYCPTH) work group - dedicated to promoting historic gems in the five boroughs as part of New York State's Path Through History initiative - has identified off-the-beaten-track destinations that provide outdoor experiences for staycationers, tourists, and out-of-town visitors. These historic and culturally significant sites offer enriching and enjoyable adventures, feature stunning views, have free or nominal admission, and are accessible by public transportation. (more...)

Original Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014-15 with a season of ten radio-theater productions, each recorded by a star-studded cast in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. All performances take place at the 300-seat, acoustically vibrant James Bridges Theater located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company heads out on its 10th annual national tour. (more...)

The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

GILDING THE LILY Set for United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

New York actress Susannah Melone re-imagines the world of Gilded Age celebrity Lillie Langtry in The United Solo Festival this fall. In "Gilding the Lily," the notorious beauty takes the stage as Shakespeare's Rosalind, but the American critics are unimpressed. Join Lillie as she explores her life, loves, and career and discovers the difficult art of letting our hearts be our craft. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 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 JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

William B. Caudle's New Book Explores the Civil War Era of the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

William B. Caudle, a retired veteran, attorney, and Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 mediator, completed his new book 'Sugar Creek': The story of two men who are entangled in a whirlwind of chaos, torture, violence, sadness, and heartaches; but in the end, the two find themselves at the end of The Civil War and cradled in the serenity of Sugar Creek and form a bond forever. (more...)

Bruce R. Kindig Releases COURAGE AND DEVOTION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

DAVENPORT, Iowa (more...)

AMI Releases THE LANGSTON SAGA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

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Kafka Classic Metamorphosis Coming to Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 9/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Fresh from their popular and critically acclaimed presentation of The Vaclav Havel Project in Washington, DC and The Prague Fringe Festival, Alliance for New Music-Theatre presents a dark and comical interpretation of Franz Kafka's iconic work through the lens of this season's complex theme, The Outsider's Outsider. Kafka, the son of a German-speaking, Jewish family living as outsiders in Czech-speaking Prague, imaginatively creates an alter-ego figure, Gregor, also the son of a dogmatic father and otherwise claustrophobic family, who inexplicably wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect, and is further ostracized as an outsider living in the midst of his family. (more...)

Deb Lyons, Aaron LaVigne and More Set for CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' at 54 Below, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Deb Lyons, Aaron LaVigne, Leenya Rideout and Sam Sherwood in 'California Dreamin' on October 30th, 2014 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Profile: Jeff Daniels Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jeffrey Walker - Aug 23, 2014

BWW takes a look at the Emmy nominated performances of some Broadway's biggest stars. Today, we look star Jeff Daniels, nominated for a second time for his work as news anchor Will MacAvoy in HBO's THE NEWSROOM. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Leslie Odom Jr.'s LESLIE ODOM JR. Gives All the Heart
by David Clarke - Aug 22, 2014

Leslie Odom Jr. took a risk to progress his career with a solo album. He turned to Kickstarter and received copious donations from his loyal fans. Funded with almost $11,000 more than his original goal, Leslie Odom Jr., who had caught our attention on SMASH, entered the studio. Now, fans and newcomers alike can revel in the glory of his decadently jazzy debut solo album, and after just one listen, I'm sure that you'll be hooked. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Peninsula Players' BUTLER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Richard Strand's Civil War drama 'Butler' makes its Midwest Premiere tonight, August 20, at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Peninsula Players' BUTLER to Host Speaker Joe Knaapen for Pre-Show Seminar, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of Richard Strand's Civil War drama 'Butler,' will host speaker Joe Knaapen Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the theater. Knaapen, a Civil War re-enactor, will discuss how The Civil War shaped the career of Door County's Edward S. Minor. Tickets to the performance are available; admission to the pre-show seminar is free. (more...)

'The Last Election' is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Suttons Bay, Mich. (more...)

NYC & THE CIVIL WAR and More Among Exhibitions at New-York Historical Society This Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The New-York Historical Society has announced its September 2014 exhibitions. Details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Character Posters for Nicholas Spark's DELIVERANCE CREEK, Premiering on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Safe Haven) makes his television debut as executive producer of the two-hour programming event Deliverance Creek (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: PARADE, C too, August 16th 2014
by Amy Hanson - Aug 17, 2014

Based on a true story, Parade is the tale of Leo Frank, a New York Jewish industrialist in the American South where the legacy of The Civil War is never too far away. Frank is accused of the murder of a young girl in his factory and swiftly finds himself the victim of various agendas that see him behind bars and facing death. (more...)

Peninsula Players' BUTLER Begins 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Richard Strand's Civil War drama 'Butler' makes its Midwest Premiere August 20 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. 'Butler' is a winner of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Program and made its world premiere in June at the New Jersey Repertory Company. (more...)

New Western Fiction Series by Colby Van Wagoner is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Author Colby Van Wagoner releases an action packed, western, book series called 'The Life of Zeke Slade.' The first book is titled, 'Ranger' and is book one in the series. Synopsis: In this coming of age story, Zeke Slade's mother and father are killed just before The Civil War. Shattered by the event, the military seizes his land in order to prepare for the coming war between the North and the South. Zeke leaves for Texas with his father's family friend, Texas Ranger Captain Donovan Walton. In Texas, Zeke Slade grows into a deadly, and notorious, Texas Ranger. He soon meets the love of his life, Evelyn McAllister, and the two are married. Struggle and strife are constant factors Zeke Slade and the other Texas Rangers face in order to enforce the law in Fort Worth, Texas. Book two is titled 'Fever,' taking place after 'Ranger.' Synopsis: After witnessing the horrific murders of his wife and two boys, Texas Ranger Zeke Slade takes matters into his own hands. Instead of bringing his family's killers to justice, to stand trial, he makes the decision to serve his own justice, avenging the murders of his family on his own terms, breaking his oath as a Texas Ranger. The Adjutant General of the Texas Rangers gives Zeke a second chance and either the choice of facing prison time, or following what many others do to escape the mistakes of their past, by accepting a marshal position in a growing northern Alaskan mining town, where the past marshal was violently gunned down. In the town of Fever, Alaska, Marshal Zeke Slade is charged with enforcing the law during the gold rush. As tens of thousands of diverse prospectors arrive in the Alaskan territories, constant conflicts occur over land disputes, not only between miners, but with the native's sacred lands and with the diverse Alaskan wildlife. As the gold begins to flow from the miner's claims, outlaws and thieves run rampant through the town of Fever. Pillaging and robbing become a constant struggle, as Zeke Slade enforces the law with his style of Texas justice, along side his young and inexperienced deputies. Fever's banks, gold exchanges, bars, brothels, and supply stores attract violent criminals, as the growing population seeks its share of the gold in 'Fever.' Both 'Ranger' and 'Fever' are available in paperback and E-Book format on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and Createspace.com. Other releases, by Author Colby Van Wagoner, can be found at ColbyVanWagoner.com. Enjoy. (more...)

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces World Premiere of THE 12 as Final Show of Season, 3/27 - 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the Theatre Company's world premiere of The 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. (more...)

Graphicaudio Releases Robert Mccammon's I TRAVEL BY NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Bethesda, MD (more...)

New Robert Schenkkan-Neil Berg Musical THE 12 to Premiere in Denver in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the Theatre Company's world premiere of The 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. (more...)

Caren Liebelt Releases New Historical Fiction
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

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Leslie Odom, Jr. Releases Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

'SMASH', 'Person of Interest', and 'House of Lies' actor Leslie Odom Jr. has released his self-titled debut album! It is now available at all major online retailers including iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. (more...)

Canvas Network Announces Minecraft MOOCs and App in a Suite of 15 MOOCs for K-12 Teachers, Students and Parents
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Learning technology company Instructure, the creator of the Canvas learning management system for K-12 and higher education, today announced a major new experiment in K-12 learning by unveiling a suite of more than 15 MOOCs for teachers, students and even parents on its Canvas Network platform. The most ambitious collection of K-12 MOOCs to date, the suite includes two Minecraft MOOCs that aim to help teachers leverage gamification best practices in the classroom. Enrollment is free and open for registration for anyone in the world at canvas.net. (more...)

Ed LeCrone Releases SECOND CHANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

MARENGO, Ill. - (more...)

Michael Lanning, Alison Lory, and Sam Sherwood to Bring 'THOSE WERE THE DAYS' to 54 Below, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael Lanning, Alison Lory, and Sam Sherwood in "Those Were the Days, A Music Celebration of the '60s on Friday September 26th at 9:30pm. (more...)

New Historical Novel by T. Gerald Delaney is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Santa Fe, NM (more...)

BWW Interview: CHAD KIMBALL Talks BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS
by Don Grigware - Aug 11, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a one-night-only concert event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm. Broadway Under the Stars will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls) and will also feature (in alphabetical order) Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls), Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women) and Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, and the music director is Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

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