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The Magic Show is a one-act musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Bob Randall. It starred magician Doug Henning. Produced by Edgar Lansbury, it opened in May 1974 at the Cort Theatre and ran for 1,920 performances, closing on December 31, 1978. Henning was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and director Grover Dale was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical.


Jesse Mueller, Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPACJesse Mueller, Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced a talent-rich line-up for season three of the award-winning American Songbook at NJPAC series. (more...)

Ellyn Marie Marsh & Daniel Patrick Smith Join BOOKTRESS Offline Launch Party LineupEllyn Marie Marsh & Daniel Patrick Smith Join BOOKTRESS Offline Launch Party Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Ellyn Marie Marsh (KINKY BOOTS, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, ENRON), and Daniel Patrick Smith (ELF THE MUSICAL Nat'l Tour) round out the cast of BOOKTRESS Offline: The Official Launch Concert Party. BOOKTRESS LLC has launched - and what better way to kick off the hottest new resource for working actors in NYC?! A launch concert party, of course. (more...)

Actors Co-op Opens Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE TonightActors Co-op Opens Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2015 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the first show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE BAKER'S WIFE, book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba), music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), musical direction by Jake Anthony, choreography by Julie Hall, produced by Kimi Walker and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel (110 in the Shade, Floyd Collins). THE BAKER'S WIFE opens tonight, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 25 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/17/2015 - OLD TIMES with Clive Owen, THE CHRISTIANS, CRY-BABY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/17/2015 - OLD TIMES with Clive Owen, THE CHRISTIANS, CRY-BABY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 17, 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: OLD TIMES brings Clive Owen to Broadway, THE CHRISTIANS takes faith off-Broadway, and CRY-BABY has a reunion! (more...)

BOOKTRESS Offline: The Official Launch Concert Party Set for (Le) Poisson Rouge, 10/5BOOKTRESS Offline: The Official Launch Concert Party Set for (Le) Poisson Rouge, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

BOOKTRESS Offline is a concert party that will make you laugh, maybe make you cry, and take you through the 'booking' stories (and 'almost-booking' stories) of some of the greatest Broadway stars and brightest performers working in New York City.   (more...)

PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Aiming for 2016 Broadway Bow; All-Star Producers Join TeamPIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Aiming for 2016 Broadway Bow; All-Star Producers Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

 Merged Work Productions (Lead Producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer) announced today that music-world icons and television stars Steven Van Zandt and Paul Shaffer, along with Maureen Van Zandt and Joe Grano (Jersey Boys), have joined the Broadway-bound musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story as lead producers.  It was also announced that Mr. Van Zandt will serve as the show's musical director.  Piece of My Heart will open on Broadway in 2016.  (more...)

Princess Cruises Premieres Stephen Schwartz's New Musical Revue MAGIC TO DOPrincess Cruises Premieres Stephen Schwartz's New Musical Revue MAGIC TO DO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The show, a cruise industry first, premiered today aboard Crown Princess at a special event with Schwartz and the show's creative team at the Port of Los Angeles. (more...)

Litchfield the Musical? ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Leading Ladies Take on Broadway!Litchfield the Musical? ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Leading Ladies Take on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2015

If there is one thing that's certain about Netflix's award-winning ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, it's that should the show ever get a musical episode or (dare we say) even a Broadway spin-off, the cast would have no problem making the transition.  Just last week it was announced that Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox will play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which is set to air Fall 2016 on FOX. That got us thinking about all of the other actresses of the OITNB ensemble who have already made names for themselves onstage. From hopeful hippies to talking teapots, these ladies have taken on a wide variety of Broadway roles, whether you realized it or not! Below, we celebrate the stage work of some of Litchfield's finest! (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Success of GODSPELLBWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Success of GODSPELL
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of "Backstage with Richard Ridge" recently sat down with the 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient and renowned composer Stephen Schwartz, to discuss receiving this prestigious award, his work on numerous classic Broadway musicals, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Schwartz discusses his early success and the history behind writing GODSPELL. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Phenomenon That is WICKEDBWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Phenomenon That is WICKED
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with the 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient and renowned composer Stephen Schwartz, to discuss receiving this prestigious award, his work on numerous classic Broadway musicals, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Schwartz discusses his history with writing WICKED, the phenomenon it has become and reimagining the world of WICKED for the big screen. (more...)

BWW Preview: A Tribute to Stephen Schwartz, A LITTLE BIT WICKED Comes to the Folly TheaterBWW Preview: A Tribute to Stephen Schwartz, A LITTLE BIT WICKED Comes to the Folly Theater
by Steve Wilson - May 26, 2015

The Heartland Men's Chorus honors composer Stephen Schwartz with A Little Bit Wicked at the Folly Theater in Kansas City. The program runs two nights only, Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14. The chorus if more than 120 singers pays tribute to the 40 years of work by Schwartz with songs from his Broadway and film musicals. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Doug Wright & Dale Soules Preview Atlantic Theatre Company's POSTERITY!BWW TV Exclusive: Doug Wright & Dale Soules Preview Atlantic Theatre Company's POSTERITY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Posterity, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. Posterity is currently in previews and will officially open Sunday, March 15, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Norway's most celebrated sculptor (Linklater) is commissioned to create the last official portrait of the country's most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen (Noble) proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. With his inimitable wit and insight, Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten. In the special interview below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sits down with Wright and Soules to chat about the new play, working together again, and more! (more...)

Gallery Players Open THE BAKER'S WIFE TonightGallery Players Open THE BAKER'S WIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

Gallery Players continues its 48th season with a production of the musical, The Baker's Wife. Based on the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, The Baker's Wife features music and lyrics byStephen Schwartz (Wicked) and a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler of the Roof). A modern day fable of love that has remained a cult favorite, the musical features the songs 'Meadowlark' and 'Proud Lady,' amongst the many other hidden treasures in this musical. This rarely produced musical will warm the hearts of romantics and cynics alike because this is story is not about true love but about the truth in love and how it shapes us. Directed by Barrie Gelles, The Baker's Wife will open tonight, March 7th at 8pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/6/2015 - 17 AGAIN, SWITZERLAND, THE AUDIENCE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/6/2015 - 17 AGAIN, SWITZERLAND, THE AUDIENCE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 6, 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: Darren Criss is 17 AGAIN, Laura Linney leads SWITZERLAND in LA, and THE LIQUID PLAIN and THE AUDIENCE open this weekend! (more...)

Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Beginning Tonight at Paper MillMichael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Windy City Performing Arts Performs TYLER'S SUITE TonightWindy City Performing Arts Performs TYLER'S SUITE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire will present two performances Legacies of Hope tonight, March 21, 2015 at 5pm and 8pm at St. James Episcopal Cathedral (65 E. Huron, Chicago, IL). Advance purchase tickets are available at http://www.windycitysings.org for $10-$30. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Star in KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, Begin. TodayLarry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Star in KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Performances begin tonight, Friday, March 20 and run through Sunday, April 12. Press night is scheduled for Opening Night Friday, March 27. Appropriate for ages 17 +. As a concert production, there will be no live nudity, though documentary photographs of the original production will be projected. (more...)

Steve Vinovich to Star as LBJ in Texas Premiere of ALL THE WAY at ZACH Theatre This SpringSteve Vinovich to Star as LBJ in Texas Premiere of ALL THE WAY at ZACH Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

ZACH Theatre announces the full cast for the upcoming Texas Premiere of 2014 Tony Award - winning play All The Way by Robert Schenkkan, based on Lyndon Baines Johnson's first year as President of the United States. ZACH Theatre Producing Artistic Director DAVE STEAKLEY will direct at the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage April 8 - May 10, 2015. Noted Broadway, film, and television actor STEVE VINOVICH will star as President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Mr. Vinovich performed the role of Rep. Emanuel Cellar in the Broadway production of All The Way and was the understudy to Bryan Cranston as LBJ. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and MoreTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Dale Soules to Play Double Duty This Month in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS and OITNBDale Soules to Play Double Duty This Month in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS and OITNB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The month of June will see actress DALE SOULES on double duty. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will open tonight, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Toronto Symphony to Present THE WIZARD AND I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz This WeekToronto Symphony to Present THE WIZARD AND I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz This Week
by Alan Henry - Jun 15, 2015

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will present a concert featuring the music of Stephen Schwartz conducted by Steven Reineke - who's Broadway hit Wicked has been enchanting audiences in New York and around the world for over a decade. Schwartz's other big Broadway hit is the Tony Award winning Pippin, whose 2013 revival earned pseudo-Canadian Andrea Martin her second Tony Award. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse, 7/15-25OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse, 7/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of the area premiere of John Patrick Shanley's new Irish comedy Outside Mullingar, which had its world premiere on Broadway last year.  (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse TonightOUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin recently announced the area premiere of John Patrick Shanley's new Irish comedy Outside Mullingar, which had its world premiere on Broadway last year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE at the Kennedy Center Opera HouseBWW Reviews: THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE at the Kennedy Center Opera House
by Benjamin Reiser - Jan 9, 2015

"The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible" is truly a sight to be seen. (more...)

THE SCARLET IBIS, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM and More Set for Prototype Festival's Third Season; Runs Now thru Jan 17THE SCARLET IBIS, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM and More Set for Prototype Festival's Third Season; Runs Now thru Jan 17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE have announced programming for the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running today, January 7-17, 2015, in New York City. (more...)

Broadway's Dale Soules Receives SAG Award Nom for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKBroadway's Dale Soules Receives SAG Award Nom for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

DALE SOULES, most recently seen on Broadway in Hands On A Hard Body, has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy for her work on the smash-hit Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. (more...)

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ & FRIENDS Set for NJPAC, 3/14STEPHEN SCHWARTZ & FRIENDS Set for NJPAC, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Stephen Schwartz & Friends: Defying Gravity Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast for its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS TonightDonna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Please mark your calendars for the next Steps Beyond's Artists Talk: 'Hear It From The Pros,' a discussion on working in the business of Broadway with three stars who have enjoyed successful and long-term careers. DONNA McKECHNIE, GROVER DALE, and RANDY SKINNER will share fascinating stories and information about their years on Broadway, TV, film, and cabaret, discussing how to thrive, survive, and stay relevant in a competitive and ever-changing business. The artists will also take questions, and a reception will follow. Today January 24, 7 PM, at Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway. (more...)

MIKE SUPER: MAGIC & ILLUSION Set for bergenPAC, 2/20MIKE SUPER: MAGIC & ILLUSION Set for bergenPAC, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Mike Super: Magic and Illusion - Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte & Music of Stephen Schwartz Set for Center for the Arts, 2/2Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte & Music of Stephen Schwartz Set for Center for the Arts, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte, and Scott Coulter celebrate the incredible songbook of a legendary Broadway composer and lyricist in Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on February 2 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALOGulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Grammy Nomination & MoreVIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Grammy Nomination & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

In the video below, Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Broadway hit, speaks on his musical influences, inspiration, Grammy Award nomination and how he hopes the show will expose hip-hop and musical theater to new audiences. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

Gallery Players to Present THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 3/7Gallery Players to Present THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Gallery Players continues its 48th season with a production of the musical, The Baker's Wife. Based on the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, The Baker's Wife features music and lyrics byStephen Schwartz (Wicked) and a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler of the Roof). A modern day fable of love that has remained a cult favorite, the musical features the songs 'Meadowlark' and 'Proud Lady,' amongst the many other hidden treasures in this musical. This rarely produced musical will warm the hearts of romantics and cynics alike because this is story is not about true love but about the truth in love and how it shapes us. Directed by Barrie Gelles, The Baker's Wife will open on Saturday, March 7th at 8pm. (more...)

Windy City Performing Arts to Perform TYLER'S SUITE, 3/21Windy City Performing Arts to Perform TYLER'S SUITE, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire will present two performances Legacies of Hope on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 5pm and 8pm at St. James Episcopal Cathedral (65 E. Huron, Chicago, IL). Advance purchase tickets are available at http://www.windycitysings.org for $10-$30. (more...)

Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Tickets to Brian Wilson, So Good For The Soul and Mike Super at bergenPAC on Sale This WeekTickets to Brian Wilson, So Good For The Soul and Mike Super at bergenPAC on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Brian Wilson, Co-Founder of the Beach Boys with Special Guest Al Jardine – Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8PM; So Good For The Soul! A Tribute To The Music of Motown – Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8PM; Mike Super: Magic & Illusion – Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: LINKING RINGS, Le Monde, August 23 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: LINKING RINGS, Le Monde, August 23 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 24, 2015

1926: Houdini's right-hand man deals with the death of his boss. A half century later, a Blackpool joke shop proprietor takes on a wide-eyed young protege. An affectionate look at a misspent youth and unsung heroes; a touching true story of interlocking lives. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Present Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 9/18Actors Co-op to Present Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2015 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the first show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE BAKER'S WIFE, book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba), music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), musical direction by Jake Anthony, choreography by Julie Hall, produced by Kimi Walker and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel (110 in the Shade, Floyd Collins). THE BAKER'S WIFE will preview on Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 25 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production opened, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street), and it closes tonight, August 23. (more...)

THE WEDDING RINGER's Josh Gad, Jeremy Garelick Teaming on Musical Comedy Film with Tunes by Alan Menken and Stephen SchwartzTHE WEDDING RINGER's Josh Gad, Jeremy Garelick Teaming on Musical Comedy Film with Tunes by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
by Movies News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Deadline writes that Broadway and FROZEN vet Josh Gad and writer/director Jeremy Garelick just unveiled an untitled musical comedy project featuring tunes by the legendary Alan Menken, with lyrics by WICKED's Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYSJordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters will join Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie in its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Steve Vinovich to Star as LBJ in Texas Premiere of ALL THE WAY at ZACH Theatre This SpringSteve Vinovich to Star as LBJ in Texas Premiere of ALL THE WAY at ZACH Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

ZACH Theatre announces the full cast for the upcoming Texas Premiere of 2014 Tony Award - winning play All The Way by Robert Schenkkan, based on Lyndon Baines Johnson's first year as President of the United States. ZACH Theatre Producing Artistic Director DAVE STEAKLEY will direct at the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage April 8 - May 10, 2015. Noted Broadway, film, and television actor STEVE VINOVICH will star as President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Mr. Vinovich performed the role of Rep. Emanuel Cellar in the Broadway production of All The Way and was the understudy to Bryan Cranston as LBJ. (more...)

It's Time for MAGIC and Absolute Exhibits Is Pulling a Rabbit out of a Hat for ExhibitorsIt's Time for MAGIC and Absolute Exhibits Is Pulling a Rabbit out of a Hat for Exhibitors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

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SOUND OFF Special Edition: 2015 Tony Award Nominations Surprises & SnubsSOUND OFF Special Edition: 2015 Tony Award Nominations Surprises & Snubs
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 29, 2015

The 2015 Tony Award nominations were revealed yesterday and the usual surprises, snubs and expected acknowledgements were on full display - with perhaps more surprises and snubs than in any year in recent memory. While the elaborate production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS tied with the small-scale FUN HOME for the most nominations of any production, 12, some other new musicals and early favorites were left out in the cold - in the case of FINDING NEVERLAND and FISH IN THE DARK, forgotten entirely. Plus, in a rare tie, the Best Supporting Actor In A Play category is now outfitted with six potential winners as opposed to the traditional allotment of five per category. Besides all of that, the Tony Awards hosts were announced at long last, as well - none other than fellow Tony Award winners Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth. So, for a review of the most notable surprises, snubs and celebratory salutes, read on. (more...)

Carnegie Mellon Taps Alan Alda for Keynote Commencement Address, 5/17Carnegie Mellon Taps Alan Alda for Keynote Commencement Address, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Alan Alda, an acclaimed actor, writer and director who has a passion for science and technology, will be the keynote speaker at Carnegie Mellon University's 118(th) Commencement at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 17 in Gesling Stadium on the Pittsburgh campus. Alda, who exemplifies Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary strengths in the arts and sciences, also will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree. (more...)

Comedy Superstar Rita Rudner Coming to 54 Below in AugustComedy Superstar Rita Rudner Coming to 54 Below in August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents comedy superstar Rita Rudner for three performances only, August 20, 21 and 22 at 7PM. This stand-up comedy event will mark Rudner's 54 Below debut and her first New York City engagement in nearly a decade. Tickets will go on sale to Club 54 members on April 16. To apply for Club 54, click here. Tickets will go on sale to our Insider list on April 20. To sign up for our Insider email list, click here. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 23. Cover charge is $55 - $65 (with an additional $5 if purchased at the door). $25 food and beverage minimum. Doors open at 5:15PM. For reservations and information, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Universal Beats Out Disney for Musical Comedy Featuring Josh Gad & Music by Menken & SchwartzUniversal Beats Out Disney for Musical Comedy Featuring Josh Gad & Music by Menken & Schwartz
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Universal Studios has beat out Paramount and Disney for the previously reported untitled musical comedy starring Josh Gad and featuring original songs by the award-winning composer lyricist team of Alan Menken (ALADDIN) and Stephen Schwartz. (PIPPIN) (more...)

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