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Nigel Terry Dies at Age 69Nigel Terry Dies at Age 69
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Nigel Terry, English stage and film actor best known by film audiences for his portrayal of King Arthur in John Boorman's Excalibur (1981) has died of emphysema at age 69. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 80th Season Company; Kicks Off 6/16Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 80th Season Company; Kicks Off 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 80th season, running June 16 through October 18, 2015. The mix of plays includes a world premiere comedy, a classic thriller, a madcap comedy, a sweet and prickly Irish love story and a nun habit-forming musical comedy.       (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Special Engagement of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Nora and Delia EphronLaguna Playhouse Presents Special Engagement of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Nora and Delia Ephron
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present a special engagement of the smash-hit, Off-Broadway play, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, a play by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman and directed by Jenny Sullivan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Gathers for Six Degrees of Stockard Channing!Photo Flash: Broadway Gathers for Six Degrees of Stockard Channing!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Just last night, the Lodge at Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel, hosted a party celebrating one of Broadway's favorite stars- Stockard Channing! Six Degrees of Stockard Channing was attended by all sorts of Broadway luminaries which, in the style of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, have some connection to Ms. Channing. Check out photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 4/15-5/3Playhouse on Park to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 4/15-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Victorian London awaits at Playhouse on Park! Under the direction of Jerry Winters, a dynamic eight-member cast presents Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Audience members will be enchanted and romanced from start to finish with mystique, folly and playful deception. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stockard Channing!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stockard Channing!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 29, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at It's Only a Play, her thoughts on her performance in Grease, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

THE 39 STEPS to Run 4/17-5/10 at Lakewood PlayhouseTHE 39 STEPS to Run 4/17-5/10 at Lakewood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Lakewood Playhouse will present the FIFTH SHOW of our 76th SEASON: The Fast-Paced 4 Person Comedy "THE 39 STEPS" by Patrick Barlow & John Buchan - Based on the Film by Alfred Hitchock. The Play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be April 17th through May 10th, 2015 with Special Showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, April 23rd (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, April 30th (Pay What You Can" Actor's Benefit). Our Ticket Prices are $25.00 (General Admission), $22.00 (Military), $21.00 (Seniors) and $19.00 (Students/Educators). (more...)

Keith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The PublicKeith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Public Lab production of TOAST, written by Lemon Andersen. Directed by Elise Thoron, TOAST begins previews on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 5. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Celebrates Stockard Channing at SIX DEGREES Party!STAGE TUBE: Broadway Celebrates Stockard Channing at SIX DEGREES Party!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2015

Earlier this month, the Lodge at Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel, hosted a party celebrating one of Broadway's favorite stars- Stockard Channing! Six Degrees of Stockard Channing was attended by all sorts of Broadway luminaries which, in the style of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, have some connection to Ms. Channing. Below, go inside the special event with Parade Magazine! (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

ALL THE WAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, DISGRACED and More Set for The Rep's 2015-16 Mainstage SeasonALL THE WAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, DISGRACED and More Set for The Rep's 2015-16 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) is proud to announce its 2015-2016 season of performances on the Mainstage, as well as the three productions to be performed by its Imaginary Theatre Company (ITC). The three productions to be included in the Studio Theatre season will be announced in July. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/19/2015 - GIGI, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/19/2015 - GIGI, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 19, 2015

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: Two strong leading ladies bring THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and GIGI to Broadway tonight! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 18th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 18th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 18, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Sound Of Music,' 'Empire' and 'Glee' stir up this week's TVs, 'First Wives Club,' 'Beauty And The Beast,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'First Date' claim their respective audiences,' Kokandy has more than 'The Full Monty,' Columbia's 'Oklahoma!,' lots at the Skokie Theatre and my upcoming busy weekend! (more...)

The Vagabond Players' 100th Season to Include THE NORMAL HEART, OUR TOWN & MoreThe Vagabond Players' 100th Season to Include THE NORMAL HEART, OUR TOWN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The Vagabond Players have announced its historic 100th consecutive season for 2015-16. The centennial season is made up of revivals of past successful Vagabond productions. The Vagabonds first opened in 1916 as a part of the Little Theatre Movement that was sweeping the country at the time. Whereas most of those theatres eventually closed or went dark for several seasons, The Vagabonds has produced a season for 100 consecutive years earning it the title: (more...)

Firehouse Theater Company Presents James Goldman's THE LION IN THE WINTER, 4/04-5/02Firehouse Theater Company Presents James Goldman's THE LION IN THE WINTER, 4/04-5/02
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Firehouse Theater Company presents James Goldman's masterpiece "The Lion in Winter" April 4 through May 2 at the John Hand Theater/Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Stockard Channing!BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Stockard Channing!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On Monday, March 16 (6-8PM), join us for a career Conversations with Stockard Channing moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/15- Robert PrestonSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/15- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

Winner of Inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award Announced!Winner of Inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have announced Corey Mitchell, Theater Arts Teacher at the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, N.C., as the winner of the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award. This year's finalists were Marianne Adams, Director of Education at the Grandstreet Theatre School in Helena, Mont., and Donald Hicken, Theatre Department Director at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Baltimore, Md. (more...)

The Tony Awards' And Carnegie Mellon University Announce Winner And Finalists For Theatre Education AwardThe Tony Awards' And Carnegie Mellon University Announce Winner And Finalists For Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

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Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/22/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/22/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - MusicalBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 2, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Heading to West End and Broadway?Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Heading to West End and Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Sheridan Smith has been in negotiations to star as 'Fanny Brice' in FUNNY GIRL at the Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Michael Mayer. An official announcement has not been made, and according to the Daily Mail, the team is still working out if the show might transfer after its run in Southwark. Baz Bamigboye writes that the production could be heading to the West End, or even New York in the future. (more...)

Tammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOTTammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tammy Blanchard, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Hurt, Kellie Overbey, John Pankow, and Stephen Plunkett will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a new play by Peter Parnell, to be directed by Scott Ellis.  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT begins performances Thursday, October 15 and opens on Monday, November 9 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

Sheridan Smith in Talks to Lead FUNNY GIRL at Menier Chocolate FactorySheridan Smith in Talks to Lead FUNNY GIRL at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Sheridan Smith is in negotiations to star as 'Fanny Brice' in FUNNY GIRL at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark. She met with director Michael Mayer today. No word yet on the final decision, but it seems if Smith is out, the musical will go back in storage for now. (more...)

Nashville's 6/1/15 Theater CalendarNashville's 6/1/15 Theater Calendar
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

UK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full CastUK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford in 2013, the Royal Shakespeare Company and English Touring Theatre's production of Thomas Middleton's A Mad World My Masters returns in 2015 for an eight venue national tour to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (26 - 28 February), Grand Theatre Blackpool (5 - 7 March), Theatre Royal Brighton (10 - 14 March), Malvern Theatres (24 - 28 March), Hall for Cornwall (31 March - 4 April), Theatre Royal Bath (7 - 11 April), Darlington Civic Theatre (14 - 18 April), and Cambridge Arts Theatre (21 - 25 April), before a limited run at the Barbican (29 April - 9 May). (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Glimpse into THE BEAUTIFUL DARKBWW Reviews: A Glimpse into THE BEAUTIFUL DARK
by Amanda Finn - Jan 26, 2015

Shattered glass. Upon entering the playing space inside of Bartell Theatre, audiences are confronted with shadowy lights, created by the gobos, that very closely resemble shattered glass. Or, perhaps, razor blades - but who can tell? That's the point of Erik Gernand's play The Beautiful Dark - every person's view is resoundingly different. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This touching and wickedly hysterical Tony Award-winning best play features Broadway, television and film veterans: Philippe Bowgen (Spike), Gina Daniels (Cassandra), Carolyn McCormick (Masha), Mark Nelson (Vanya), Michele Pawk (Sonia) and Jamie Ann Romero (Nina). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, January 21 through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at PorchlightEmily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at Porchlight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, beginning tonight, February 6, and running through March 15, 2015, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

LONESOME TRAVELER to Close First 5A Season at 59E59 TheatersLONESOME TRAVELER to Close First 5A Season at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the final production of the inaugural 5A Season, the NYC premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER, written and directed by James O'Neil. Produced by Off-Broadway Across America in association with the Rubicon Theatre Company (Ventura, California), LONESOME TRAVELER begins performances on Saturday, March 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 19. (more...)

Theatre Memphis Presents LIBERACE!, THE PRODUCERS, WAIT UNTIL DARK, and More for 2015-2016Theatre Memphis Presents LIBERACE!, THE PRODUCERS, WAIT UNTIL DARK, and More for 2015-2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Theatre Memphis has made its play selections for the 2015-16 season and they include a variety of entertainment that touches many bases. Featuring musicals, comedy, drama, classics and new work, the season offers options to Memphis patrons. (more...)

Kelly Clarkson Wants to Star in Broadway Revival of FUNNY GIRLKelly Clarkson Wants to Star in Broadway Revival of FUNNY GIRL
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 27, 2015

In a new interview featured in this week's print edition of Entertainment Weekly, multi-Grammy Award winning singer Kelly Clarkson shared her wish to come to the Great White Way. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Works' AZ Premiere of FOLLIESPhoto Flash: First Look at Theater Works' AZ Premiere of FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Arizona premiere of FOLLIES opened on the Gyder Stage at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts on February 20, 2015. The music and lyrics of the dazzling FOLLIES score are by Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim. The book is by Academy Award winner James Goldman, also known for The Lion in Winter. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Stage THE ODD COUPLE, 3/4-29Laguna Playhouse to Stage THE ODD COUPLE, 3/4-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present one of the most beloved comedies of all time, Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Kip Gilman and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Staying Up for a TWELFTH NIGHTBWW Reviews: Staying Up for a TWELFTH NIGHT
by Amanda Finn - Feb 17, 2015

It seems fitting that Strollers Theatre would open one of The Bard's greatest comedies on Valentine's weekend as love is all around in Twelfth Night. Rekindled by the 2006 film She's the Man, this Shakespearian romantic romp is oozing with mistaken identity and heartsick characters. With some of the greatest parts written in early modern theatre, director Greg Harris took his performers to task. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/13/2015 - THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ON THE 20TH CENTURY, Valentine's Day and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/13/2015 - THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ON THE 20TH CENTURY, Valentine's Day and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 13, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY begins tonight, THE LAST FIVE YEARS movie debuts and Broadway's THE AUDIENCE starts on Valentine's Day! (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre to Open Chicago Premiere of THE TALKING CURE This WeekIdle Muse Theatre to Open Chicago Premiere of THE TALKING CURE This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Idle Muse Theatre Company will continue its ninth season with the Chicago premiere of The Talking Cure, by Christopher Hampton and directed by Idle Muse Artistic Director Evan Jackson. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/13/15- Stockard ChanningSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/13/15- Stockard Channing
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2015

Happy Birthday Stockard Channing! In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Musical, working with playwright John Guare. She also appeared on Broadway in 1973 in a supporting role in No Hard Feelings. In 1978, at the age of 33, she took on the role of high school teenager Betty Rizzo in the hit musical Grease. Additional Broadway credits include: They're Playing Our Song, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, Woman in Mind, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and The Lion in Winter. She is currently starrign on Broadway in Other Desert Cities at the Booth Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Works' FOLLIESPhoto Flash: First Look at Theater Works' FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Theater Works announces the cast for the Arizona premiere of FOLLIES, the legendary musical The New York Times calls 'one of the greatest musicals ever written'. FOLLIES will open on the Gyder Stage at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts on February 20, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stockard Channing on Her Road to a Tony, Emmys and More!BWW Interview: Stockard Channing on Her Road to a Tony, Emmys and More!
by Richard Ridge - Apr 4, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Below, check out what she had to say about her journey with IT'S ONLY A PLAY, which is currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stockard Channing Reveals How She Fought for Rizzo's Song in GREASEBWW Interview: Stockard Channing Reveals How She Fought for Rizzo's Song in GREASE
by Richard Ridge - Apr 3, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Below, check out what she had to say about her journey with IT'S ONLY A PLAY, which is currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Brings THE PHILADELPHIA STORY SouthBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Brings THE PHILADELPHIA STORY South
by Joseph Baker - Apr 27, 2015

George Cukor's 1940 film version of Philip Barry's THE PHILADELPHIA STORY was Katharine Hepburn's return to glory after the actress had been labeled 'box office poison' after the failure of several films. 021The savvy Hepburn was able to bend MGM to her will when it wanted to film Barry's play, and the end result rewarded everyone involved: Hepburn, her old RKO co-star Cary Grant, and the up and coming James Stewart. Not only were Oscar nominations and wins in store, but at the center of it all was Hepburn in all her patrician, high cheek-boned elegance. She may have given greater performances as the tragic, dope-addicted 'Mary Tyrone' in the film version of Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT or as the caustic, sparring 'Eleanor of Aquitaine' in James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, but for those who want to see Hepburn at the height of her unusual beauty and comedic gifts, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY is a must. Having seen the film numerous times, I was wary of Theatre Memphis' staging of Barry's work. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, once seen, leaves such an impression that it's rather like tackling a remake of THE WIZARD OF OZ or GONE WITH THE WIND or THE GODFATHER. Director Jason Spitzer has taken the dare, and he and his cast have mostly succeeded in the satiny, stylized production currently playing at Theatre Memphis. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stockard Channing on Life in IT'S ONLY A PLAY- 'It Has Been Fortuitous'BWW Interview: Stockard Channing on Life in IT'S ONLY A PLAY- 'It Has Been Fortuitous'
by Richard Ridge - Apr 2, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Below, check out what she had to say about her journey with IT'S ONLY A PLAY, which is currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE 39 STEPS at Lakewood PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at THE 39 STEPS at Lakewood Playhouse
by Danielle Ashley Dias - Apr 16, 2015

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the FIFTH SHOW of their 76th SEASON: The Fast-Paced 4 Person Comedy "THE 39 STEPS" by Patrick Barlow & John Buchan - Based on the Film by Alfred Hitchock. The Play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will beApril 17th through May 10th, 2015 with Special Showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, April 23rd (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, April 30th (Pay What You Can" Actor's Benefit). (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Playhouse on Park's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Playhouse on Park's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Victorian London awaits at Playhouse on Park! Under the direction of Jerry Winters, a dynamic eight-member cast presents Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Audience members will be enchanted and romanced from start to finish with mystique, folly and playful deception. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Idle Muse Theatre Company's 10th Season to Feature THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLE, THE WOMAN WHO AMUSES HERSELF & MoreIdle Muse Theatre Company's 10th Season to Feature THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLE, THE WOMAN WHO AMUSES HERSELF & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Idle Muse Theatre Company announces its tenth season which features plays exploring the thin line between truth and fantasy. (more...)

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