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DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Plays the Bristol Riverside Theatre, 9/28-10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2010

Lust, love and horror set the stage for the opening production of Bristol Riverside Theatre's 2010-11 mainstage season with Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, running September 28-October 17. Directed by BRT Artistic Director Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Ezra Barnes, Sean Gormley, Eileen Ward, and Debra Whitfield. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Off for Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2010

The New York Times is reporting that the revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU will no longer open this fall as scheduled, nor will it play its planned pre-Broadway run at Huntington stage. Due to what lead producer Elizabeth McCann says was the busying schedule of director Anna D. Shapiro, and the passing of Martin Sheen on the lead role the production has now been delayed pending the finding of a star and theatre. No new dates have been announced. (more...)

Huffman, Lawrence and More to Perform 'Body Beautiful' To Celebrate Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2008

The legendary authors of Fiddler on the Roof - Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein - will launch the release of the York Theatre's original cast recording of their inaugural 1958 Broadway outing, The Body Beautiful, in a special concert event at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, September 17 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Huffman, Lawrence and More to Perform 'Body Beautiful' To Celebrate Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2008

The legendary authors of Fiddler on the Roof - Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein - will launch the release of the York Theatre's original cast recording of their inaugural 1958 Broadway outing, The Body Beautiful, in a special concert event at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, September 17 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Tuesdays With Morrie at Miami's Coconut Grove Playhouse
by Beau Higgins - Sep 10, 2005

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PTC@PLAY Play Festival of Staged Readings at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, 10/5-12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off its 35th Anniversary Season with PTC@PLAY, a new play festival running October 5-21 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). The Festival, with staged readings of works by established playwrights as well as new voices, features Casa Cushman, by Leigh Fondakowski in conjunction with the Tectonic Theater Project, Strongman's Ghost by Jeffrey Hatcher, What We're Up Against by Theresa Rebeck, How To Write A New Book For The Bible by Bill Cain and Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge. All readings are free with curtain time at 7:00 PM. (more...)

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Closes at the Bristol Riverside Theatre, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2010

Lust, love and horror set the stage for the opening production of Bristol Riverside Theatre's 2010-11 mainstage season with Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, running September 28-October 17. Directed by BRT Artistic Director Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Ezra Barnes, Sean Gormley, Eileen Ward, and Debra Whitfield. (more...)

PTC@PLAY Play Festival Closes at Philadelphia Theatre Company, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off its 35th Anniversary Season with PTC@PLAY, a new play festival running October 5-21 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). The Festival, with staged readings of works by established playwrights as well as new voices, features Casa Cushman, by Leigh Fondakowski in conjunction with the Tectonic Theater Project, Strongman's Ghost by Jeffrey Hatcher, What We're Up Against by Theresa Rebeck, How To Write A New Book For The Bible by Bill Cain and Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge. All readings are free with curtain time at 7:00 PM. (more...)

The Golden Girls' Miles Opens in 'Tuesdays' Tuesday Night!
by Beau Higgins - Nov 29, 2005

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'Rhoda's Dad'/Golden Girls' 'Miles' stars in Tuesdays with Morrie Opening Tuesday!
by Beau Higgins - Nov 25, 2005

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Tuesdays With Morrie at Ft. Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse
by Beau Higgins - Nov 18, 2005

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Tickets to LCT's Annual Benefit Honoring Moss Hart, Featuring Kelli O'Hara & Stephen Colbert, Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Performance-only tickets are now on sale to the general public for ACT TWO: A SWELL PARTY WITH MOSS HART AND FRIENDS, An Evening of Songs Sketches, Scenes and More Celebrating the Genius of Moss Hart, Monday April 21 at 8pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Performers scheduled to appear in the entertainment, which will serve as the centerpiece of Lincoln Center Theater's Annual Benefit and which will be directed by Bartlett Sher, are Victoria Clark, Stephen Colbert, David Garrison, Malcolm Gets, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Byron Jennings, Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, and Lewis J. Stadlen. (more...)

BWW Reviews: URINETOWN at Act Two at Levine Delights
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 10, 2014

Broadway has often been called the 'Fabulous Invalid' and those who fear its demise can be reassured. After watching Act Two @ Levine's riotously funny production of Urinetown, it's clear that the American theater has a long, healthy and talented life ahead of it. Urinetown is not an easy musical to perform. It's made harder still when the staging timeline is a mere four weeks. The ability of this young cast to create a production in such a short time while comprehending the nuance, satire and humor of Urinetown bodes well for the future of Washington, DC's regional theater and musicals at large. (more...)

Review - The Music and The Mirrors
by Ben Peltz - Jul 12, 2010

So the big theatre buzz on Sunday morning was generated from a New York Times op-ed piece by violinist Paul Woodiel, currently employed by the Broadway production of West Side Story.  As the long-time friend of that show's composer, Leonard Bernstein, put it, '(A)fter 500 performances, our producers have told us and our union that in order to cut costs they will chop our string section in half, releasing five musicians and 'replacing' them with a synthesizer piped in from another room. I don't think Lenny would have approved.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alice Ripley Talks NEXT TO NORMAL Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 23, 2011

In Focus' Eden Lane begins the new year with an interview with Tony winner, Alice Ripely. She was in Denver touring with the musical, 'Next To Normal' and discussed her five year commitment to the project, how she survives the drain, and her new album. (more...)

The Rise and Fall of the Broadway Musical: Is The Fabulous Invalid Beyond Recovery?
by Michael Dale - Jan 13, 2005

Mark N. Grant's new book explores the fall of a once-vital art form. (more...)

Anna Shapiro to Direct YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Broadway Revival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2010

Anna Shapiro will return to Broadway for the first time since winning the 2007 Tony Award for her direction of 'August: Osage County' when she directs Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's timeless Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, previewing November 5, 2010 and opening November 14 at a Broadway theatre (to be determined), it has been announced by the show's producers Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Joey Parnes. (more...)

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Plays the Bristol Riverside Theatre, 9/28-10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2010

Lust, love and horror set the stage for the opening production of Bristol Riverside Theatre's 2010-11 mainstage season with Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, running September 28-October 17. Directed by BRT Artistic Director Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Ezra Barnes, Sean Gormley, Eileen Ward, and Debra Whitfield. (more...)

PTC@PLAY Play Festival of Staged Readings at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, 10/5-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off its 35th Anniversary Season with PTC@PLAY, a new play festival running October 5-21 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). The Festival, with staged readings of works by established playwrights as well as new voices, features Casa Cushman, by Leigh Fondakowski in conjunction with the Tectonic Theater Project, Strongman's Ghost by Jeffrey Hatcher, What We're Up Against by Theresa Rebeck, How To Write A New Book For The Bible by Bill Cain and Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge. All readings are free with curtain time at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Theater Writer Stuart W. Little Dies at 83
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2008

Stuart W. Little died last night in his Canaan, CT home at age 83. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. (more...)

Alice Ripley Joins After Party at Beechman on 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2008

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, located within The West Bank Café (407 West 42nd St.), is pleased to continue our Friday night soiree, THE AFTER PARTY. Now going strong it's second year, THE AFTER PARTY is billed as 'a weekly schmoozefest for the theatrically inclined.' Every Friday from 10:30 pm until the wee hours, pros from Broadway and aspiring stars alike belt it out on the stage of The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

Alice Ripley Joins After Party at Beechman on 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2008

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, located within The West Bank Café (407 West 42nd St.), is pleased to continue our Friday night soiree, THE AFTER PARTY. Now going strong it's second year, THE AFTER PARTY is billed as 'a weekly schmoozefest for the theatrically inclined.' Every Friday from 10:30 pm until the wee hours, pros from Broadway and aspiring stars alike belt it out on the stage of The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

'The Body Beautiful' To Make Recording on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2008

The cast of the York Theatre's recent revival of The Body Beautiful - including Tony winner Cady Huffman (The Producers) and Tony nominees Brad Oscar (The Producers) and Megan Lawrence (The Pajama Game) - will go into the recording studio on April 7 to preserve Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's inaugural Broadway score set to a book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman. (more...)

The Tuesdays With Morrie Craze Hits Seattle
by Robbie Wachs - Apr 6, 2006

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