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Just Released: Official Photo of Rachelle Ann Go as Gigi Van Tranh
by Oliver Oliveros - May 8, 2014

The social media team behind the 25th anniversary production of MISS SAIGON, currently in previews at Prince Edward Theatre (28 Old Compton St.), and Australian-born photographer Michael Le Poer Trench, who has been photographing the sung-through musical since its early years, have officially released the promotional photograph of multi-award winning recording artist-musical theater actress Rachelle Ann Go for MISS SAIGON. (more...)

Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs today, May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance to Lead West End's PERFECT NONSENSE, June 30
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance will play iconic duo Jeeves and Wooster in the Olivier Award-winning hitPerfect Nonsense in the West End and on tour, replacing the current cast, Robert Webb and Mark Heap, from 30 June 2014. Co-writer Robert Goodale will take over from Mark Hadfield as Seppings. (more...)

HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY & LIFE ITSELF Set as AFI DOCS Opening & Closing Night Selections
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ AFI DOCS Documentary Festival announced the World Premiere of HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY and LIFE ITSELF as the Opening and Closing Night films, respectively, for this year's installment of the festival. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Lost Note Theater's CARNIVAL! to Play Strawdog Theatre, 3/22-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Lost Note Theater Company, dedicated to presenting concert readings of obscure and forgotten musicals, is pleased to present CARNIVAL! with music and lyrics by Bob Merrill, book by Michael Stewart, based on material by Helen Deutsch, directed by Stephen Murray and musical direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster. CARNIVAL! will play three performances only March 22 - March 29, 2014 at Strawdog Theatre Company's Hugen Hall, 3829 N. Broadway in Chicago. (more...)

Chloe Howl To Take U.S By Storm With Debut EP & Live Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

UK artist and teenage sensation Chlöe Howl is set to impress US audiences as she embarks on a string of highly anticipated North American live dates next month (more...)

PBS Premieres Documentary Series THE STORY OF THE JEWS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Prize-winning author of 15 books and Emmy Award-winner Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in a new five-part documentary series, The Story of the Jews (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

Lost Note Theater's CARNIVAL! Plays Strawdog Theatre, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Lost Note Theater Company, dedicated to presenting concert readings of obscure and forgotten musicals, is pleased to present CARNIVAL! with music and lyrics by Bob Merrill, book by Michael Stewart, based on material by Helen Deutsch, directed by Stephen Murray and musical direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster. CARNIVAL! will play three performances only tonight, March 22 - March 29, 2014 at Strawdog Theatre Company's Hugen Hall, 3829 N. Broadway in Chicago. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents VARIATION ON A THEME, 25 Feb - 22 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The first ever production in more than fifty years of Terence Rattigan's Variation on a Themeopens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre in a strictly limited four-week season fromTuesday, 25 February 2014, starring twice Olivier Award nominated Rachael Stirling. (more...)

PBS to Premiere Documentary Series THE STORY OF THE JEWS, 3/25
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Prize-winning author of 15 books and Emmy Award-winner Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in a new five-part documentary series, The Story of the Jews (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Chloe Howl Takes the U.S by Storm With Debut EP & Live Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

UK artist and teenage sensation Chlöe Howl is set to impress US audiences as she embarks on a string of highly anticipated North American live dates next month, coupled with today's March 11 release of her forthcoming 'RUMOUR' EP. (more...)

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Co. Comes to Park City Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

'Exhilarating,' according to London's The Guardian, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet's 16 gorgeous and technically exquisite dancers bring beauty and daring, athletic movement to The Eccles spotlight tonight, March 1. The company's mixed repertory performance includes three evocative pieces, created by some of the world's most sought-after and emerging choreographers. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Joyce DeWitt to Join Micky Dolenz in COMEDY IS HARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Joyce DeWitt has just been confirmed to play opposite Micky Dolenz in Mike Reiss' new play Comedy Is Hard!, premiering Wednesday, September 24, at The Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, Connecticut. (more...)

William McInnes and Sigrid Thornton Pair Up for the First Time Since SEACHANGE in MTC's THE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

One of TV's favourite couples will be reunited on stage when William McInnes and Sigrid Thornton pair up for the first time since SeaChange alongside Nathaniel Dean and Zahra Newman for Melbourne Theatre Company's forthcoming production of The Effect, which starts rehearsals next month. Exploring notions of love and happiness in a chemically-controlled world, The Effect opens on Thursday 21 August 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Chichester's Festival Theatre Reopens With AMADEUS, Starring Rupert Everett, Jul 12-Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Chichester's Festival Theatre reopens in July with a new production of Amadeus, featuring West End and Hollywood star Rupert Everett alongside acclaimed young actor Joshua McGuire. (more...)

MTC's THE EFFECT Begins 21 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

William McInnes and Sigrid Thornton make their highly anticipated return to the MTC stage alongside Nathaniel Dean and Zahra Newman in The Effect. Exploring our pill-popping culture, our love of being in love, and what's real in a world where millions are living in a chemically controlled reality, The Effect opens Thursday 21 August 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Magic Land
by Guest Blogger: Libby Servais - Jul 8, 2014

And so my summer in Magic Land begins…. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Insincere White Invitations, New Black Authenticity: THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY Premieres at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 20, 2014

This play, about a small group of black visionaries attempting to establish visibility in a white Oregon town which has excluded and disregarded them, is provocative but hard to follow. (more...)

CARNIVAL EATS Among Cooking Channel's August Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Mo Rocca returns to the primetime lineup to discover treasured family recipes and stories from grandparents in their kitchens across the country in a brand new season of My Grandmother's Ravioli (more...)

Joe Iconis, Jenny Ashman & More Lead York's Developmental Reading of New Musical FALLING FOR MAKE BELIEVE Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The York Theatre Company, and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the New York premiere of the new musical, Falling for Make Believe, written by Mark Saltzman with music arrangements by Keith Harrison. Directed by Kent Nicholson and with music direction by Ian Weinberger, the six-member cast features Jenny Ashman, Joe Iconis, Rebecca Ann Johnson, Ryan Reilly, Alan Schmuckler and Michael Winther. The single performance is set for TODAY, Thursday, July 10, 2014 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Nora Theatre Kicks Off 2014 with INSIGNIFICANCE, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

The Nora Theatre Company will present Terry Johnson's Insignificance from today, January 9 - February 9, 2014. Insignificance is directed by Daniel Gidron. The press performance for Insignificance is Monday, January 13 at 7:30PM. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway - The Full History!
by BWW Staff - Jan 4, 2014

In today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway,' check out the show's FULL history from it's inception in 2007 to future plans for a run in Las Vegas. (more...)

VARIATION ON A THEME To Run At Finborough, Starring Rachael Stirling
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The first ever production in more than fifty years of Terence Rattigan's Variation on a Theme opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre in a strictly limited four-week season from Tuesday, 25 February 2014, starring twice Olivier Award nominated Rachael Stirling. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents VARIATION ON A THEME, 25 Feb - 22 March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The first ever production in more than fifty years of Terence Rattigan's Variation on a Themeopens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre in a strictly limited four-week season fromTuesday, 25 February 2014, starring twice Olivier Award nominated Rachael Stirling. (more...)

Idina Menzel On FROZEN's Success, Sing-A-Long Version & Viral Videos
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 27, 2014

Broadway superstar and FROZEN headliner Idina Menzel discusses the international mega-success of the newest Disney animated feature film as well as the chart-topping status of its soundtrack as part of a new interview. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Under the Stars' WE WILL ROCK YOU is High-Voltage Entertainment
by David Clarke - Jan 23, 2014

Theatre Under the Stars is rocking the new year with the National Tour of Ben Elton's book musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, which proudly boats the songs of Queen as its score. The show had its world premiere in London in 2002, and celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 14, 2012 at London's Dominion Theatre. Despite being panned by critics, this raucous, loud, and irresistibly fun rock musical has proven to be an audience favorite. Last night's Houston premiere of the piece was a sparkling example of why this show has had such staying power. (more...)

Sam Ashdown to Star as TOM JONES at Northlight Theatre, 1/17-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2013-2014 Season with Tom Jones, adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Henry Fielding and directed by William Brown. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from January 17 - February 23, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, January 24, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Sam Ashdown Stars as TOM JONES at Northlight Theatre, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2013-2014 Season with Tom Jones, adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Henry Fielding and directed by William Brown. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from today, January 17 - February 23, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, January 24, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

PORT AUTHORITY Extends thru 3/2 at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kate Lipuma announce the extension of the Midwest Premiere of Port Authority by Conor McPherson, directed by William Brown. The production, which began previews on October 29, has been extended due to high demand through March 2, 2014 at 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Two: The Previews - Delays, Departures & Injuries
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 1, 2014

Today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' features Spidey's time in previews, recalling the show's journey from its first performance in November 2010, until the revamped edition opened on Broadway 183 previews Later. From late 2010 through June 2011, all eyes were on the Foxwoods, as numerous actors sustained severe injuries, and on-and-offstage drama between the creative team and producers emerged, eventually forcing visionary Julie Taymor to walk away, and leave SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK in the hands of others. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss, Mel Brooks & More Join 2014 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has added an exciting roster of screen legends and beloved titles to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ARMORY SHOW AT 100 Commemorates Revolutionary Modernist Art
by Patrick Kennedy - Feb 4, 2014

The New-York Historical Society revisits the 1913 Armory Show, staging a centennial exhibition that raises complex, perhaps inconclusive questions about revolution in the arts. (more...)

Webb And Heap Take Over In JEEVES AND WOOSTER: PERFECT NONSENSE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Comedy stars Mark Heap and Robert Webb will head to the West End to play the roles of Jeeves and Wooster in the five-star hit Perfect Nonsense taking over from Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen from 7 April 2014. Mark Hadfield will continue in the role of Seppings alongside Heap and Webb. (more...)

2014 Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography Announced Today; Callow, Laurents and More Make Short List
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The shortlist was recently announced for the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography... the award will be announced tonight, February 27. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents VARIATION ON A THEME, Now thru 22 March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The first ever production in more than fifty years of Terence Rattigan's Variation on a Theme opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre in a strictly limited four-week season from today, 25 February 2014, starring twice Olivier Award nominated Rachael Stirling. (more...)

Simon Callow, Arthur Laurents, Sue Prideaux and More Make Shortlist for 2014 Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Today, the shortlist is announced for the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography, now in its sixth year -- the contenders are... (more...)

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Co. Coming to Park City, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

'Exhilarating,' according to London's The Guardian, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet's 16 gorgeous and technically exquisite dancers bring beauty and daring, athletic movement to The Eccles spotlight on March 1. The company's mixed repertory performance includes three evocative pieces, created by some of the world's most sought-after and emerging choreographers. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Nico Vega Kicks Off Tour with Imagine Dragons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Valentines Day 2014 will be a busy one for NICO VEGA. The trio will be kicking off their tour supporting Grammy Award Winners Imagine Dragons in Los Angeles as well as releasing their new single, “I Believe,” online. (more...)

Nora Theatre Company to Kick Off 2014 with INSIGNIFICANCE, 1/9-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

The Nora Theatre Company will present Terry Johnson's Insignificance from January 9 - February 9, 2014. Insignificance is directed by Daniel Gidron. The press performance for Insignificance is Monday, January 13 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's opener to its 2014/15 season: the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

BEDBUGS!!! to Open this September Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Dale Joan Young is bringing Bedbugs!!! back to NY. No, not those begbugs, Bedbugs!!! the award winning comedy sci-fi thriller rock musical, the brainchild of composer Paul Leschen (Drama Desk nominee for Twist! and pianist and arranger for international rock sensations Scissor Sisters) and book & lyricist Fred Sauter (MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program). BEDBUGS!!! will feature the direction and choreography of Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Deborah Hurwitz. BEDBUGS!!! begins performances on September 9 and runs through October 26, celebrating its opening night on Sunday, September 14 at 7PM at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71 Street). Tickets are $25 - $89 and can be purchased by visiting BedBugsMusical.com or calling Ovationtix.com at 866.811.4111. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE REVIEWERS, Greenside @ Nicolson, August 15 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 15, 2014

Spawn of the West End Reviews, headed by the conscienceless Keira Cochrane, make Edinburgh a miserable place to be during Fringe month. The city is rife with bribery, corruption and generically angsty student shows. So when The Critic with No Name rides into town with a new brand of objective critique, sparks will fly as thick and fast as the vindictively-worded reviews. (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Baz Luhrmann in Talks to Direct Elvis Presley Biopic for Warner Bros.
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Baz Luhrmann may be moving on from Gatsby to 'The King.' (more...)

MomoCon Welcomes Animation Voice Legends
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

ATLANTA, April, 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/  MomoCon Animation and Game Convention – held in Atlanta on Memorial Day Weekend 2014 (May 23rd – 25th) –  has announced that they will be celebrating American animation with guests representing the Simpsons, Futurama, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Tiny Toons,  the Animaniacs, and Pinky and The Brain.  (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

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