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Netflix Announces First Original Movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend To Premiere Simultaneously On Netflix And In Select Global IMAX' Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen star under the direction of Yuen Wo-Ping in the Sequel to the Academy Award-winning 2000 film (more...)

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Channels Austin Powers in DWTS' Quickstep Performance!
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Check out the Broadway vet and his partner Witney Carson perform the Quickstep to "Hey Goldmember" by Beyonce (more...)

Photo Flash: Netflix's First Original Movie CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: THE GREEN LEGEND
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 30, 2014

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global IMAX® theaters on August 28, 2015. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Present THE AMAZING FACE SHOW, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Family Fun returns to Centenary Stage Company with THE AMAZING FACE SHOW on Saturday, October 25th at 2pm in the Little Theater located on the campus of Centenary College. Delightful and interactive theatre for all ages, The Amazing Face Show features a special selection of fun and surprising StoryFaces! This innovative performance art brings stories to life on the faces of the audience. The show features exciting and scary tales from around the world and original stories to delight audience members of any age. (more...)

CBS Has Most-Watched Comedy, Drama & New Program
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

CBS won premiere week in viewers for the sixth consecutive year with the largest weekly premiere week audience since 2011, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the first week of the 2014-2015 season ending Sept. 28. (more...)

Photo Flash: Haley Joel Osment, Stephanie Szostak & More Take Part in Ron Perlman's Golf Classic for SAG Foundation
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 30, 2014

On Monday, September 29, award-winning actor Ron Perlman took to the green to once again host the SAG Foundation's 2nd annual New York Golf Classic, which was held at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, NY. Like last year, the event was a benefit for the Foundation's Catastrophic Health Fund and Assistance programs, supporting performers facing life-threatening illnesses and severe economic hardship. (more...)

The Met's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Broadcast at Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera opens its 130th season with a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre. Town Hall Theater will broadcast it live on the THT big screen October 18th at 1:00 pm. This is the first time since 1941 that Mozart's enormously popular comedy-in which various romantic entanglements complicate the nuptial plans of Figaro and his bride-to-be, the clever housemaid Susanna-has been chosen to open the Met season. (more...)

Donny & Marie to Bring Christmas Show to National Theatre, 12/2-7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

America's beloved sibling entertainers will bring holiday cheer to the National Theatre in Washington this year. Donny & Marie: Christmas at the National plays the National for one week only beginning December 2. (more...)

Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen to Bring MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT to Colorado State, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Broadway stars Nat Chandler (Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of The Opera) and Teri Dale Hansen (Boys from Syracuse, Show Boat) will be appearing with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra (under conductor Dr. Jacob Chi) in MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT Saturday, October 4th at 7:30pm in Hoag Recital Hall on the campus of Colorado State University -- Pueblo. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage at ACU's Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is presenting the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. In the following video blog, entiteld 'Zachy Files, Episode 2,' watch as the cast takes us backstage. Check it out below! (more...)

Sandra Tsing Loh, Leslie Kritzer and Mary Beth Peil Set for THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO Reading at 92Y Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

92Y presents Sandra Tsing Loh: A Work-In-Progress Staged Reading of The Madwoman in the Volvo, a co-production of 92Y and Sundance Institute Theatre Program, with Leslie Kritzer and Mary Beth Peil, directed by Lisa Peterson on Friday, October 10, 8:15 pm. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished Star
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Sep 29, 2014

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury. I saw her in Mame, my first Broadway show seen ON BROADWAY at The Winter Garden Theatre from the front row of the mezzanine in seats my dad bought from a scalper because he knew I wanted to see it so badly. I would never recover from the splashy front of The Winter Garden Theatre. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Starring Rachel de Benedet and David Engel, Creeps Into Ogunquit Playhouse, 10/1-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

"They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky!" The Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family is on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse October 1 through 26. Broadway's Rachel de Benedet and David Engel star in this musical comedy that brings the beloved and bizarre first family of comedy to life, complete with show-stopping musical numbers, the Broadway set and costumes by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch and puppets by the "inestimable" Basil Twist. (more...)

VOICE OF THE WILDCATS by Alan Sullivan and Joe Cox is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

It has been said that the best sportscaster is the one you grew up hearing. College sports fans know that following a team means being part of its culture. They know the history, the team colors dotting the arena seats, and the scent wafting from tailgaters' grills. Equally important, however, are the sounds of the crowd and the voice calling the games. The announcer's voice which leaves fans—wherever they might be—perched at the edge of their seats is inextricably linked with his team, like Notre Dame's Tony Roberts or the legendary Harry Caray of the Chicago Cubs. They maintain a bond of trust with fans while propelling them into the throes of victory or softening the blows of defeat. (more...)

First Broadway Revival of CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD to Open in 2015-16 Season; Kenny Leon to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Producer Hal Luftig announced today the first-ever Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning play Children of a Lesser God. Written by Tony Award-winner and Academy Award nominee Mark Medoff and directed by this year's Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, Children of a Lesser God will open in the upcoming 2015-2016 Broadway season. (more...)

BWW Recap: MADAM SECRETARY's 'Mysterious' Third Child Arrives
by Scott Fullerton - Sep 29, 2014

Welcome back Stranger Friends, and I hope you enjoyed week two of MADAM SECRETARY as much as I did. I think this episode really emphasized the balance the writers are achieving in mixing the politics, and the family life. While the episode and the title, 'Another Benghazi,' may be pulling from the current headlines a bit soon in my opinion, I think going at it from the private security angle was a winner. Myself, and quite a few others that saw the pilot, were questioning the mention of a third child at the Secretary's dinner last week with The King of Swaziland and his many wives. We only met two children that first episode, and I am glad our questions were answered. (more...)

Naomi Campbell Set for Recurring Role on New FOX Series EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Actress, supermodel and producer Naomi Campbell will be featured as a recurring guest star on FOX's sexy and powerful new family drama, EMPIRE. (more...)

Comedian Ralphie May to Headline at The King Center, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The King Center presents an AEG Live Production, RALPHIE MAY, on Saturday, November 15, 8:30 pm. Tickets on sale Friday, October 3rd at noon, starting at $43 (inclusive of ticketing fees). (more...)

Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Set for DVD & Digital Release Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Billy Crystal's '700 Sundays,' one of the most-acclaimed and highest-grossing plays in Broadway history, broadcast earlier this year by HBO, will be available on DVD and in Digital HD on October 21, it was announced today. (more...)

A.R.T./MXAT Institute's 2014-15 Season to Feature A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training, in partnership with Playwrights of New York (PoNY), presents Samuel D. Hunter's (2014 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient) comedy, A Bright New Boise, directed by Marcus Stern. Performances will take place at the Zero Church Performance Space, Harvard Square on October 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Telly Leung and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for November 2014. Performers include Tony Award winning actress and singer Betty Buckley; Tony Award winner Laura Benanti; jazz legend Freddy Cole; acclaimed performance artist Jeffrey Johnson; star of stage and screen Telly Leung; Award-winning cabaret singer -- and Bay Area native -- Carly Ozard. Additional performers for November 2014 will be announced at a later date. (more...)

The New York Screenplay Contest Announces 2014 Award Winners
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The New York Screenplay Contest, New York's top screenwriting competition, is proud to announce the winners and official finalists of the 2014 New York Screenplay Contest. (more...)

Official Poster Unveiled For Lincoln Center's THE KING & I Revival
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 26, 2014

A compelling first official poster has been unveiled for the upcoming hotly anticipated Lincoln Center Theater revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's beloved classic musical The King & I starring Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

2014 Michelob ULTRA Dallas 13.1 Marathon Debuts New Course, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

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Christopher Walken on PETER PAN Vocal Performance: 'Think Rex Harrison'
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

This week, the stage veteran told EW's Clark Collis that while singing isn't his strong suit, he's not worried about his performance in the live musical broadcast. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present CYMBELINE & HAMLET this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs open their season with two of Shakespeare's finest, most dynamic works. Cymbeline, under the direction of Caitlin Ryan O'Connell ('16), opens October 16 and Hamlet, directed by James D Palmer ('16) opens October 29, 2014. Cymbeline, a romantic comedy that focuses on rebellion, justice and reconciliation runs October 16-19. Next up, Hamlet, running October 29-November 2, follows a young man searching for truth while avenging his father's mysterious death. All performances take place at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Downtown Providence. General admission $10 with a discounted price of $5 for students and seniors. Tickets on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

CARRIE - THE MUSICAL Makes Melbourne Premiere at Chapel off Chapel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Ghost Light in association with Moving Light Productions will present the Melbourne premiere of CARRIE- THE MUSICAL for a three-week season at Chapel Off Chapel from tonight, September 25. (more...)

BWW Interview: Joseph Marcell, the Globe's King Lear
by Adrienne Onofri - Sep 25, 2014

Marcell, a Shakespearean best known for an American sitcom, has the title role in the Globe production now touring the U.S. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - First Two Seasons of Acclaimed Drama Series PEAKY BLINDERS to Premiere on Netflix
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Netflix, in association with The Weinstein Company and Endemol, announced that the critically acclaimed, sweeping gangster series “Peaky Blinders” will launch exclusively on Netflix in the US. (more...)

Barbra Streisand Becomes Only Recording Artist with Number One Albums in Six Consecutive Decades
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

It's official - Barbra Streisand's 'Partners' has entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one, making her the only recording artist in history to have anumber one release in six consecutive decades. (more...)

Daniel Boys, David Burt, Eve Polycarpou and Gina Beck to Star in 'JACQUES BREL' at Charing Cross This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

This October 2014, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opens at the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited six-week run from 16 October to 22 November 2014. Press night is set for Saturday 18 October at 7.45pm. Directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates, the production features an all-star cast of Daniel Boys (Avenue Q, Spamalot, Love Story - also well-known from BBC's Any Dream Will Do, 2007), David Burt (The Merchant of Venice, The Beggars People, Plague Over England), Eve Polycarpou (In The Heights, Mother Courage, Jacques Brel - National Theatre, 1970s) and Gina Beck (Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Mise?rables). (more...)

VIDEO: Andrea Martin Talks New Book, PIPPIN & More on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Star of stage and screen Andrea Martin talks about her new book 'Lady Parts', her Tony Award winning role in Broadway's Pippin and an upcoming sequel to the hit film 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding.' (more...)

Barbra Streisand Shares 'Overwhelming Feeling of Joy' at PARTNERS Historic Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Following the news of Barbra Streisand's new album PARTNERS making music history with its No. 1 debut, the legendary singer, actress, director and more posted the following note on Facebook thanking her fans, her duet partners and her team. (more...)

Mikhailovsky Ballet to Make West Coast Debut with THE FLAMES OF PARIS at Segerstrom, 11/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Joining the illustrious list of renowned ballet companies presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the Mikhailovsky Ballet from St. Petersburg, Russia will make its West Coast debut opening the Center's 2014 - 2015 International Dance Series performing The Flames of Paris, a work rarely seen in a full production. The Mikhailovsky will dance four performances November 28 - 30, 2014 in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA to Launch UK Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Music & Lyrics Limited and Royal & Derngate Northampton present a new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical OKLAHOMA!, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and with new choreography by Drew McOnie, which will tour the UK and Ireland next year, opening at the Derngate Theatre Northampton on 19 February 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Allison Williams & Christopher Walken in Promo for NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, stage vets Taylor Louderman and Alanna Saunders most recently joined the cast as of NBC's upcoming PETER PAN LIVE! as Wendy Darling and Tiger Lily, respectively. The pair joins GIRLS' Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle and Kelli O'Hara for the live production. Below, we bring you a promotional image for the special television event, as shared by producer Neil Meron via Twitter! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 24th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 24, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. All the scoop from the amazing FWD Theatre Project gala, and 'The Last Unicorn' gets some big backers. Plus concerts by Chita Rivera, Felicia P. Fields, Sierra Boggess and Donna McKechnie, 'Sweeney Todd' on PBS and 'From Here To Eternity' on movie screens, plus the Marriott announces two casts! (more...)

NBC Developing Pediatrician Comedy Series With Craig Zadan & Neil Meron
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

According to Deadline, NBC is developing a comedy based on Beverly Hills pediatrician Dr. Scott W. Cohen's book "Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year". (more...)

WHINGEING WOMEN to Play the King's Theatre Glasgow, Oct 9-11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Grumpy Old Women meets Mums the Word meets The Vagina Monologues meets Calendar Girls and even 50 Shades in this hilarious new production, WHINGEING WOMEN, at The King's Theatre Glasgow, Thursday 9 - Saturday 11 October 2014. (more...)

2014 Montreal English Theatre Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

In celebration of excellence in English-language theatre in Montreal, the Montreal English Theatre Awards Committee is pleased to release its list of 2013-2014 nominees. The second annual METAs gala will take place on Monday October 20th at 7:45pm at the Rialto Theatre (5723 avenue du Parc). (more...)

STICKBOY to Open in Vancouver, 10/23
by Matt Smith - Oct 2, 2014

Vancouver, BC ~ The cultural event of the fall season hits Vancouver on October 23: the world premiere of Vancouver Opera's revolutionary new opera, Stickboy, composed by Neil Weisensel with libretto by world-renowned spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan. This beautiful, courageous and visually stunning opera explores the inner life of a young boy transformed by bullying. (more...)

CORRECTING and REPLACING Deep Web: the Untold Story of Bitcoin and Silk Road to Make World Premiere in 2015 on EPIX
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

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MURDER BALLAD to Play Actor's Express This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Illicit love, lust and betrayal take the stage in Murder Ballad running at Actor's Express November 8 - December 7, 2014. This sexy rock musical will keep audiences guessing until its breathless final moments. (more...)

BAD JEWS Comes to the Unicorn Theatre, 10/22-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Bad Jews is a new comedy about Daphna who reunites with her cousins on the day of their grandfather's funeral in the Upper West Side of New York City. When her cousin brings home his non-Jewish girlfriend, a hilarious brawl ensues over a family heirloom. Bad Jews is a thoughtful comedy that tackles love, death, betrayal, the definition of family, and the evolution of contemporary American Judaism. It's about what you choose to believe, when you're chosen. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CRT's OLIVES AND BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open their 2014-15 season with Olives and Blood at the Nafe Katter Theatre October 2nd - 12th. Written by Michael Bradford, this new play stars Martin Sola as Juan Luis Trescante Medina, the aging fascist who claims responsibility for the murder of poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, played by Nicholas Urda. Scroll down for a first look a them onstage! (more...)

Royal Ballet of Cambodia to Perform at Harris Center, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Renowned for its exquisite hand gestures and sumptuous costumes, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia almost ceased to exist under repressive rule of the Khmer Rouge, who eliminated the majority of master dancers and musicians. Fortunately, those dedicated to this cultural ritual worked tirelessly to bring it back to its former splendor. Harris Center for the Arts reaps the results of this hard work as the Stars of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia come to Folsom for the very first time. (more...)

Les Arts Florissants Announces 2014-15 Season Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

William Christie's internationally acclaimed Baroque music ensemble, Les Arts Florissants, today announced highlights of its 37th season, encompassing more than 70 performances in approximately 35 venues, two international tours, the 7th edition of the young singers Academy Le Jardin des Voix— this season offering the musical theme of In an Italian Garden— and four new recordings on its own newly created label, Les Editions Arts Florissants. (more...)

King Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2014-2015 Harris Gallery Artist Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The schedule is now in place for the artists who will be featured in the Harris Corporation Art Gallery at The King Center for the Performing Arts during the 2014-2015 season. The art exhibits are available for viewing by ticketed patrons attending main stage performances at the theatre. For more information on the Harris Corporation Art Gallery, please call 321-433-5717. (more...)

SUNSET SONG to Play King's Theatre Glasgow, 21-25 October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Recently voted Scotland's most popular novel of all time, Sunset Song, presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company, embarks on a stage tour throughout the country on a poignant year commemorating 100 years since the start of the First World War. This revival of Alastair Cording's faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic story takes to The King's Theatre stage from Tuesday 21 until Saturday 25 October 2014. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 1st, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 1, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's Super October! Local productions of 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Titanic,' 'Parade' and 'The Wild Party' have folks excited! 'At Last' and 'Cole Porter's Greatest Hits' honor past artists, the Savoyaires mount 'The Grand Duke,' and Des Plaines goes 'Legally Blonde.' Colleges produce 'Into The Woods' and 'In The Heights, 'Amazing Grace' arrives downtown and more! (more...)

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