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George M. Cohan's Theatre (New York, NY)
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Patti Gallagher & Mark Almy Star in DYNAMIC DUO in Palm Desert 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Local singers Patti Gallagher and Mark Almy will perform their new cabaret concert show, "Dynamic Duo" at the Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2 PM. The show will include famous duets from memorable musicals in duet history by composers such as Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwartz and more. Joining them will be acclaimed musical director Paul Cracchiolo on the baby grand. (more...)

Simon Paisley Day Returns As Full Cast Announced For URINETOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Simon Paisley Day (Musketeers, Doctor Who, Titanic, Sherlock, Spartacus, Being Human) will be reprising his critically-acclaimed role as the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, the machiavellian Head of UGC (Urine Good Company) in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of URINETOWN The Musical. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING, King's Theatre, Glasgow, August 28 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 29, 2014

Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital "American Cultural Ambassador" to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Orchestra to Mark 25th Anniversary with Violinist Joshua Bell & More, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Orange County, Calif.—Aug. 28, 2014—Pacific Symphony launches Music Director Carl St.Clair's landmark 25th-anniversary “season of giants” with classical music superstar, violinist Joshua Bell, plus two orchestral showpieces, a West Coast premiere and festivities fit for the grand occasion. Bell returns for his fifth performance with the Symphony (he last performed with the Symphony in May 2010) to celebrate the maestro and captivate audiences with the exciting, breakneck theme and stunning Romanticism of Alexander Glazunov's Violin Concerto. Interview Magazine may have summed up the remarkable violinist's playing best by saying, Bell “does nothing less than tell human beings why they bother to live.” The violinist's artistry is exemplified in his new music directorship of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, his release of 40 CDs since the age of 18, multiple television appearances and countless accolades. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL, Beg. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser announce the launch of a musical theatre development program focusing on the importance of lyrics in the creation of new musicals: The Oscar Hammerstein Festival - named in honor of the master writer whose countless accomplishments during his illustrious career include having mentored a young Stephen Sondheim at Hammerstein's Bucks County farm -- is a year-long program that offers expert mentorship to early career composers and lyricists. The Oscar Hammerstein Festival will culminate in a weekend with musical theatre experts, artists, and enthusiasts and various events open to the general public. The Festival will launch September 26 - 28, 2014. (more...)

Single Tickets for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season To Go On Sale, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Single tickets go on sale at the Sarasota Opera Box Office (61 N. Pineapple Avenue) Tuesday, September 2nd for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's history. Box office hours are Mondaythrough Friday, 10am – 4pm, and is located at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue in the Pavilion Building at the Sarasota Opera House. Visitwww.sarasotaopera.org for more information. (more...)

ActorsNet Prepares For 19th Season and Regional Premiere of Bo Wilson Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The ActorsNet will be beginning its 19th season on September 12th with the regional premiere of Bo Wilson's 'The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church.' (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Karen Mason & More Set to Take Part in FWD Theatre Project Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Eight veteran actors, directors, writers, choreographers and producers have created FWD Theatre Project ("Festival of Works in Development"), a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community. Artistic Director Amber Mak along with Collective Artistic Associates Justin Brill, Wade Elkins, Michael Gillis, Karen Multer, Steve Multer, Missy Greenburg and Scott Sowinski, have announced LaunchingFWD!, a one-night-only concert event at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Monday, September 22 at 8 pm (doors open at 6 pmfor food and cocktails). (more...)

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boon Isaacs Joins Chapman's Dodge College
by Movies News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President and respected veteran motion picture marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been named the Fall 2014 O.L. Halsell Filmmaker-in-Residence at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States. The announcement was made today by Dodge College Dean Bob Bassett. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' SWAN ESTHER (Original Concept Album) Doesn't Take Flight
by David Clarke - Aug 27, 2014

In October of 1980, Nick Munns sent a tape of five songs to London theatre agent David Land. With Nick Munns music, David Land dreamed of replicating the success of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. SWAN ESTHER, not the hit that JOSEPH was, has enjoyed varying success. Now, Stage Door Records has re-released SWAN ESTHER's original concept album with studio rehearsal demos written for the reworked UK tour of the production entitled SWAN ESTHER AND The King. (more...)

Daniel Dae Kim to Produce U.S. Adaptation of South Korean Medical Drama with CBS
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

According to Deadline, HAWAII FIVE-0 star Daniel Dae Kim will produce a U.S. adaptation of the hit South Korean medical drama GOOD DOCTOR for CBS. (more...)

King Center Announces 20th Anniversary Season, 10/21/14-05/07/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The King Center's Theatre for Youth and Outreach Program will be beginning its 20th Anniversary season on October 21st with 'School House Rock,' and featuring other shows, including 'Imaginocean,' 'Lady Bug,' and more. (more...)

Ambassador Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season, Including BARNUM, SHREK THE MUSICAL, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Ambassador Theatre has announced its diverse 2014/15 season which will include 'Stones in His Pocket,' directed by 'Game of Thrones' Ian McElhinney, 'Barnum,' 'Shrek The Musical,' 'Forbidden Planet,' and others. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Flamenco Vivo, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8pm with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this premier company will perform 'The Soul of Flamenco,' a passionate new production that embodies the purity of traditional flamenco and classical Spanish dance. Tickets are $40/$30 (orchestra/mezzanine) and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Theatre At The Center's 25th Anniversary Season to Include BIG FISH, SPAMALOT & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, celebrates its 25th anniversary season in 2015 by bringing to the stage hilarious spoofs, rock n' roll musicals and heartwarming stories, each with a close relationship to iconic films. The season opens with ON GOLDEN POND, the touching, funny, and warmly insightful story that went from a Tony Award on Broadway to the Oscar winning film, running February 26 through March 29. Overflowing with heart and humor, the extraordinary new Broadway musical, BIG FISH, will inspire audiences to live life to the fullest May 7 to June 7. Fans of "The King" of Rock n' Roll will be thrilled to join in song and dance at ALL SHOOK UP! THE MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY. Inspired by the movies and songs of Elvis Presley as well as the William Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night, the musical runs July 16 through August 16. SPAMALOT, the uproariously hilarious Monty Python-inspired farce about King Arthur and his band of raunchy knights runs September 17 through October 18. Returning to Theatre at the Center during the holiday season is the nostalgic family favorite A CHRISTMAS STORY, running November 19 to December 27. (more...)

Tokyo International Film Festival to Present a Special Screening at Kabukiza Theatre - Chaplin's City Lights (1931)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival has just announced at the press conference to hold a special screening on October 27 for the first time in cooperation with Kabukiza, a hub that conveys Japanese traditional culture to the world. Charles Chaplin, 'The King of comedy,' still attracts people 100 years after his screen debut. Kabukiza opened to the public for the first time in 1889, the year of his birth. Chaplin responded with enthusiasm and excitement to every aspect of Japanese culture, in particular kabuki. (more...)

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn Announces Casting for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn has announced casting for there 2014 season, including the three black comedies, including 'Play Strindberg,' 'The Father,' and 'Exit The King.' (more...)

Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015. (more...)

Single Tickets Go on Sale 9/2 for Sarasota Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Single tickets go on sale at the Sarasota Opera Box Office (61 N. Pineapple Avenue) Tuesday, September 2nd for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's history. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm, and is located at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue in the Pavilion Building at the Sarasota Opera House. Visit www.sarasotaopera.org for more information. (more...)

Seanachai Theatre Changes Name to Irish Theatre of Chicago; 20th Anniversary Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Seanachai Theatre Company is pleased to celebrate its 20th anniversary season with an official name change to Irish Theatre of Chicago. The 2014-15 Season will include Conor McPherson's haunting drama SHINING CITY directed by ensemble member Jeff Christian and the world premiere drama THE WHITE ROAD by founding ensemble member Karen Tarjan, directed by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric. (more...)

Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars Honoured at the 2014 Polar Music Prize
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

LONDON, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

We Players to Present KING FOOL, 9/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

We Players (Artistic Director, Ava Roy; Managing Director, Lauren D. Chavez), will present an exciting and intimate new project called King Fool this fall. This newest site-integrated production will be shared with exclusive audiences at a variety of newly announced locations - both public and private. Adapted by John Hadden from Shakespeare's King Lear, the piece focuses on the inner and outer lives of the characters of The King and his daughter/fool. We Players' production runs September 5 - 28, 2014. Tickets are on sale now at www.WePlayers.org. (more...)

Paul Collins' New Album FEEL THE NOISE Out 9/9; Tour Kicks Off 9/23 in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Paul Collins is a guy who's been around the block. He was one of the progenitors of the early power-pop movement in the '70s in not one, but three influential bands of that era - The Nerves, The Breakaways and The Beat (the latter even appearing on Dick Clark's American Bandstand back in the day). (more...)

Russell Fischer, Olivia Lombardi and More Set for BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, Returning to NYC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Broadway and Off-Broadway stars and writers shine in BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, a two night-concert to bring you more songs from movies that should never be musicals. Following a hit run at this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival, BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL is returning by popular demand to the NYC stage. (more...)

Vertigo Announce PORNO CHIC And More Dates For WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATE
by Craig Hepworth - Aug 25, 2014

Vertigo Theatre Productions bring 'Porno Chic' to the stage and add on further venues for the critically acclaimed 'Watching Goldfish Suffocate'. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/25/14 - AND I AND SILENCE, The Emmys and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 25, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AND I AND SILENCE opens off-Broadway, and the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are set for tonight! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rihanna and Eminem Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge On Stage in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

At The Monter Tour's Detroit stop, Eminem each took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge given by Dr. Dre, then quickly nominated Rihanna, who protested saying, 'Detroit, what you think? Should I do it? I'm from the islands; I don't do this ice s**t! This ice s**t doesn't work for me.” Nevertheless, she too gave in to peer pressure. (more...)

'The World Will Know!' The Original Cast of NEWSIES - Where Are They Now?
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

In honor of the beloved show's final week of performances, BWW is taking a look at where the original NEWSIES principal cast members and creative team have landed after carrying the banner for a final time! (more...)

Finborough Scales Back THE WALLACE to Staged Reading, Sept 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Finborough Theatre regrets that, due to funding issues, they have had to cancel the planned full production of The Wallace. Instead, Finborough will be presenting a staged reading of the play for one performance only on Monday, 15 September 2014 at 7.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: ON THE TOWN Opens at the Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

From the bustling streets of "New York, New York" comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, ON THE TOWN, which started previews August 13 and opened August 20, running through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. (more...)

Sweet! Candy Crush Saga Launches in China
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

LONDON, STOCKHOLM and BEIJING, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

THE KING'S SPEECH Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The King's Speech - the play from which the Oscar-winning movie that starred Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush was adapted - will tour the UK in 2015. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL on THE CW - Tuesday, September 9, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, September 9, 2014! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in Highlights of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

St. James Studio Presents THE WONDERFUL MUSIC OF JAZZ GREATS Series Starting This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The St. James Studio will be presenting its newest series 'The Wonderful Music Of Jazz' after having such a successful summer series Jazz Divas this summer (more...)

New Fiction COLOR OF GRACE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Belvidere, IL (more...)

Luciana Craita Traces Family History in New Novel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Salmiya, Kuwait (more...)

Dee Hoty, Paul Schoeffler and More to Star in Walnut Street Theatre's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 206th season with the wildly entertaining 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this outrageous musical comedy begins previews on September 2nd, opens on September 10th and runs through October 19th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Marriott Theatre's ON THE TOWN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

From the bustling streets of 'New York, New York' comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, ON THE TOWN, which opens tonight, August 20, and runs through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. (more...)

Chris MacDonald's MEMORIES OF ELVIS Set for Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is pleased to be able to welcome back for one night only, CHRIS MACDONALD'S MEMORIES OF ELVIS IN CONCERT on Friday, October 10 at 7:30 PM. Chris MacDonald will pay tribute to an all-American legend in a truly dynamic multi-media performance complete with costumes and a high-energy concert band. The show will include production numbers with costume changes and performances of some of your favorite Elvis hits of the 1950's, the Movies, the 1968 Comeback and the 1970's White Fringe Vegas Concerts. Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis in Concert Friday, October 10 at 7:30 PM Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772 Tickets: $20-$50 + fee, available the box office, by phone 631-207-1313, or at www.patchoguetheatre.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, 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 MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Community Links' REVOLUTION FARM, Playing at Newham City Farm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

In Revolution Farm, a brand new adaptation of Animal Farm, writer James Kenworth takes Orwell's classic satire and gives it a fresh, contemporary twist, injecting its timeless tale of a revolution that went wrong with a gritty, urban, in-yer-face language perfectly suited to being staged on one of London's longest established and largest inner city farms, Newham City Farm, Stansfeld Rd, London E6 5LT. Revolution Farm will run for eight performances between Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 August. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Child Cast Announced for Sydney Production of THE KING AND I; Show to Play Sydney, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini are pleased to announce the 39 children cast in roles for the Sydney season of the Helpmann award winning production, The King and I, playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney from 7 September 2014. (more...)

Ray of Light Theatre Sets YEAST NATION Cast; Performances Begin 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco's non-profit musical theatre company, today announced the cast and production team behind the second show in its season of new musicals that explore the distant past. Opening October 3, 2014, at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco, Yeast Nation (the triumph of life) teams Ray of Light up with Tony-winners Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, the brains behind the smash-hit Urinetown, to develop the West Coast premiere of this bizarrely hilarious rock musical. In the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., the salt-eating yeasts are the only living creatures on earth, and they're up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called "love" and the oppression of a tyrannical king. When The King's dreamer of a son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts' story - and ours - is changed forever. (more...)

Free Staged Reading of TRAGEDY IS EASY…COMEDY IS HARD Led by Broadway Veteran Randall Duk Kim on 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

"Tragedy is easy... comedy is hard." The short stories and sketches of James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, and the legendary Mark Twain fill the bill of Centenary Stage Company's ninth GREAT AUTHORS ALOUD presentation for this free staged reading event on Sunday, September 7th at 3 pm in The Edith Kutz Theater. (more...)

Cast Announced for Christopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at Lincoln Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation and The National Ballet of Canada today announced the casting for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, having its New York premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center, September 9 - 14, 2014. (more...)

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center to Stage A WRONGED DEADFALL World Premiere, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is presenting the world premiere of ' A Wronged Deadfall' by Viktoria I.V King. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

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