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Jillian Leigh's HOOKED Set for Inaugural LA Theater Festival, 9/16-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Indie film darling Jillian Leigh's daring new play, Hooked, will have its World Premiere at this year's inauguralLos Angeles Theater Festival in Hollywood at The Ruby Theatre, opening on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 for eight performances through Friday, September 25, 2015. Set in a turbulent New York City (1988 & now), against a backdrop of police misconduct and political corruption, the complex play is about the patterns that we cannot break. It explores issues related to power, child abuse, and modern day prostitution. Evening performances start at 7:30pm (with one Sunday matinee on 9/20 at 2:30pm). For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/ThePlayHooked and http://hookedplay.brownpapertickets.com. (See bottom of press release for more details regarding experiencing the play.) (more...)

Christina Ricci to Guest Star on THE GOOD WIFE Season 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Christina Ricci will guest star in one episode the fourth season of The Good Wife on CBS. She will play a 'controversial comedienne needing Lockhart/Gardner's help.' (more...)

Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Extends Run at the Old Globe Through 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

The Old Globe today announced that the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical will receive an additional week of performances and will now run through October 28. (more...)

Jillian Leigh's HOOKED Set for Inaugural LA Theater Festival, Now thru 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Indie film darling Jillian Leigh's daring new play, Hooked, will have its World Premiere at this year's inauguralLos Angeles Theater Festival in Hollywood at The Ruby Theatre, opening tonight, September 16, 2015 for eight performances through Friday, September 25, 2015. (more...)

Phillipa Soo, Eric William Morris & More to Lead Joe Iconis' BLOODSONG OF LOVE in Concert at 54 Below, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse, Lance Rubin, Phillipa Soo, and Jason SweetTooth Williams will star in Bloodsong of Love, a musical by Joe Iconis in concert, presented on October 20 at 54 Below. John Simpkins directs the performances, and Jennifer Ashley Tepper produces. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Ends Extended Run at the Old Globe Today, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2012

The Old Globe's World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical ends its extended run today, October 28. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jason Ritter & COMPLETENESS
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 21, 2011

In just a few short years since his sensational debut in Lawrence Kasdan's MUMFORD, rising star Jason Ritter has carved out an impressive indie resume - including noted standouts such as THE EDUCATION OF CHARLIE BANKS, HAPPY ENDINGS and GOOD DICK - in addition to a successful TV career - having appeared in featured roles in JOAN OF ARCADIA and THE CLASS before his leading role on THE EVENT last season - but theatre fans are certainly aware of considerable stage skills, as well, having performed in plays for many esteemed directors and premiering works by the likes of Neil LaBute and Wendy Wasserstein. While there has been the occasional big budget vehicle, too - SWIMFAN and FREDDY VS. JASON included - it is Ritter's fierce commitment to fine storytelling and intriguing projects that make him truly one to watch. Discussing many aspects of his busy career from THE DREAMER OF OZ opposite his iconic father, John - now available on the WIZARD OF OZ Blu-ray box-set - all the way up to his forthcoming films such as THE PERFECT FAMILY co-starring two previous InDepth InterView participants, Kathleen Turner and Sharon Lawrence, plus THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF, FREE SAMPLES, an untilled Mark Webber project, I AM I and his new Disney animated series, GRAVITY FALLS. With an emphasis on his theatre background and insights into the currently running LA Theatreworks presentation of COMPLETENESS, Ritter and I shine some light on a career that, based on what we have already seen from him onstage and onscreen, clearly knows no bounds whatsoever. Some people can do it all and do it all brilliantly and Jason Ritter has clearly proven he is one of those select, special few. (more...)

Phillipa Soo, Eric William Morris & More Lead Joe Iconis' BLOODSONG OF LOVE in Concert at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse, Lance Rubin, Phillipa Soo, and Jason SweetTooth Williams will star in Bloodsong of Love, a musical by Joe Iconis in concert, presented tonight, October 20 at 54 Below. John Simpkins directs the performances, and Jennifer Ashley Tepper produces. (more...)

Randy Graff, Dominic Chianese & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Jennifer Werner, James Cunningham Lead Engeman's A WONDERFUL LIFE; John Simpkins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is set to announce its holiday show A WONDERFUL LIFE. (more...)

Jennifer Werner, James Cunningham Lead Engeman's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Previews Open Today!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is set to announce its holiday show A WONDERFUL LIFE. (more...)

Jennifer Werner, James Cunningham Lead Engeman's A WONDERFUL LIFE; John Simpkins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is set to announce its holiday show A WONDERFUL LIFE. (more...)

ANNIE HALL Tops WGA's 101 Funniest Screenplays; Full List Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight released the list of the 101 Funniest Screenplays. (more...)

Syfy's Hit Series HAVEN Begins Production on Season 4
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2013

Startling new mysteries and secrets are in the works as Syfy's hit series HAVEN goes into production today, May 8, on an all-new 13 episode Season 4 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/29/2015 - MATILDA on Tour, Drama Desk Awards and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 29, 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: MATILDA goes on tour and the Drama Desk Awards are this Sunday! (more...)

BWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Richard Ridge - May 16, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. (more...)

BWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre Began
by Richard Ridge - May 15, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howardand Chip Zien to discuss how each of them got involved in the show, what it's like working with David Hyde Pierce, and much more.  Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which the cast discuss how each of them first developed their love of performing. Check back Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)

Lea Salonga, George Takei, Set for ALLEGIANCE Workshop 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2011

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced The Old Globe's presentation of a developmental workshop of Allegiance - A New American Musical. (more...)

Christina Ricci Drops Out of NBC's GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

It appears as if Christina Ricci might be waking up from her COMA earlier than expected. According to Deadline, Ricci has officially dropped out of NBC's drama pilot GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA, following the project's very first table read. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Judy Blazer Lead NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY At Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2011

No Way To Treat a Lady, the award-winning musical comedy thriller by Douglas J. Cohen, returns to the stage this summer for a two week run at Cape Cod's legendary summer theatre, The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Judy Blazer Lead NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY At Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

No Way To Treat a Lady, the award-winning musical comedy thriller by Douglas J. Cohen, returns to the stage this summer for a two week run at Cape Cod's legendary summer theatre, The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Judy Blazer Lead NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY At Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2011

No Way To Treat a Lady, the award-winning musical comedy thriller by Douglas J. Cohen, returns to the stage this summer for a two week run at Cape Cod's legendary summer theatre, The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. (more...)

Lea Salonga, George Takei Lead ALLEGIANCE Workshop; Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2011

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced The Old Globe's presentation of a developmental workshop of Allegiance - A New American Musical. (more...)

Lisa Kudrow: 'There Was Never a FRIENDS Movie. Ever!'
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

In an interview with CNN Entertainment's Emily Zemler, FRIENDS star Lisa Kudrow put an end to speculation over an upcoming reboot of the popular NBC comedy. (more...)

Christina Ricci's AROUND THE BLOCK to Open at Arena Cinema in L.A. 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Random Media has announced that Sarah Spillane's Around the Block will open theatrically in Los Angeles August 1 at the Arena Cinema in Hollywood. (more...)

Jennifer Werner, James Cunningham Lead Engeman's A WONDERFUL LIFE; John Simpkins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2012

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is set to announce its holiday show A WONDERFUL LIFE. (more...)

Kerry Butler Joins THE BEST MAN; Casting Now Complete
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2012

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and INFINITY Stages announced today that Tony Award nominee KERRY BUTLER (Xanadu) has joined the cast of the 2012 Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN in the role of Mabel Cantwell, a role that Edie Adams played in the film adaptation and later by Christine Ebersole in the 2000 Broadway revival. The addition of Butler marks the completion of principal casting for this star-studded theatrical event. (more...)

Kerry Butler Set to Play 'Hillary' in CLINTON THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Kari Lynn Hearn of CoolChic Productions and Executive Producer,Ken Davenport just announced that Clinton has its Hillary. Tony Award Nominated actress Kerry Butler will don the pantsuit and heels as she takes on the role of Hillary Rodham Clinton in Clinton The Musical. (more...)

Lisa Kudrow to Host 2015 Writers Guild Awards Show
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Coming off the acclaimed second season of her HBO series The Comeback, Emmy-winning Friends actress-writer Lisa Kudrow is set to host the WGAW's 2015 Writers Guild Awards L.A. show on Saturday, February 14 (more...)

Raymond Bokhour, Lance Rubin and More Star in Musical Mondays' THE PASSION OF ED WOOD, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Told from the viewpoint of the iconic cinema director actor Orson Welles, THE PASSION OF ED WOOD focuses on Hollywood shlock director Ed Wood, posthumously awarded 'The Worst Movie Director of All Time' for 'Glenn or Glenda,' 'Plan Nine from Outer Space,' 'Jail Bait' and 'Orgy of the Dead' to name a few. The new musical focuses on the director's decision to hire Bela Lugosi, famous for his film portrayal of Dracula at the end of Lugosi's career. (more...)

Raymond Bokhour, Lance Rubin and More Star in Musical Mondays' THE PASSION OF ED WOOD Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Told from the viewpoint of the iconic cinema director actor Orson Welles, THE PASSION OF ED WOOD focuses on Hollywood shlock director Ed Wood, posthumously awarded 'The Worst Movie Director of All Time' for 'Glenn or Glenda,' 'Plan Nine from Outer Space,' 'Jail Bait' and 'Orgy of the Dead' to name a few. The new musical focuses on the director's decision to hire Bela Lugosi, famous for his film portrayal of Dracula at the end of Lugosi's career. (more...)

Amanda Flynn Joins THE PASSION OF ED WOOD at Snapple Theater Center, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Amanda Flynn (Los Angeles company of WICKED and Las Vegas company of MAMMA MIA, joins the cast of THE PASSION OF ED WOOD in the role of Dolores Fuller, Ed Wood's long-suffering girlfriend. In WICKED she frequently went on in the part of Glinda and in MAMMA MIA as Sophie. (more...)

Christina Ricci to Star in NBC's GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

According to Deadline, Christina Ricci has officially landed the lead role in NBC's upcoming pilot GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA. (more...)

Christina Ricci & Bebe Neuwirth Lead CSC's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2012

Classic Stage Company has announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, which begins previews at CSC on Wednesday, April 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 20. Joining two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Hippolyta/Titania) and acclaimed film/television/stage star Christina Ricci (Hermia) in the cast are Jordan Dean (Demetrius), Nick Gehlfuss (Lysander), David Greenspan (Flute/Fairy), Halley Wegryn Gross (Helena), Anthony Heald (Theseus/Oberon), Erin Hill (Starveling/Fairy), Chad Lindsey (Snout/Fairy), Taylor Mac (Egeus/Puck), James Patrick Nelson (Snug/Fairy), Steven Skybell (Bottom) and Rob Yang (Quince/Fairy). Directed by Tony Speciale (Unnatural Acts), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM has its official opening Sunday, April 29. (more...)

MANN... AND WIFE, Starring Zachary Prince, Opens Tonight at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents its first production of the 2016 season, MANN... AND WIFE. This world premiere musical, running tonight, February 3, through February 21 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre, is the third musical to have its first full production at Lyric in the past three years. Written by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish, and based on Elish's novel Nine Wives, the musical is produced in partnership with Larry Hirschhorn and Jayson Raitt. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/12/2016 - Duncan in Neverland, Broadway in Oz and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 12, 2016

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: Sandy Duncan flies back to Neverland, big Broadway names head to Oz to celebrate Stephen Schwartz, and more! (more...)

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Announces MANN… AND WIFE Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma announces the cast and creative team of its first production of the 2016 season, MANN… AND WIFE. This world premiere musical, running February 3 through 21 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre, is the third musical to have its first full production at Lyric in the past three years. Written by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish, and based on Elish's novel Nine Wives, the musical is produced in partnership with Larry Hirschhorn and Jayson Raitt. (more...)

Davis & Cohen's BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL to Premiere at Berkeley Playhouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Berkeley Playhouse will present the world premiere of BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL, with lyrics and book by Cheryl L. Davis (2009 Writers' Guild Award winner and Daytime Emmy Award nominee for As the World Turns), composed by Douglas J. Cohen (2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics for Off-Broadway's Children's Letters to God, Richard Rodgers Grants and the Gilman & Conzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation Award for Off-Broadway's No Way to Treat a Lady), and conceived by Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy (developer of new musical theatre works for Berkeley Playhouse including: Born And Raised, Bravado, and Just So Stories). (more...)

Christina Ricci Joins Cast of Classic Stage Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opposite Bebe Neuwirth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2011

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, has announced that acclaimed actress Christina Ricci will join two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth in the company's upcoming production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Directed by Tony Speciale, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will begin performances Wednesday, March 28 and play a limited engagement through Sunday, May 6. Neuwirth will play the role of Titania and Ricci the role of Hermia. Additional casting will be announced early in the new year. Tickets will go on sale to the general public February 6. CSC is currently presenting the highly-acclaimed, sold-out production of Anton Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD (through January 8 only) and will next present Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham in Bertolt Brecht's GALILEO, directed by Brian Kulick, beginning performances Wednesday, February 1. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Releases NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Original Cast Recording Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

Ghostlight Records has announced the debut digital release of the Original Cast Recording of the acclaimed musical No Way To Treat A Lady today, December 18. (more...)

Ghostlight Records to Release NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Original Cast Recording, Dec 18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

Ghostlight Records has announced the debut digital release of the Original Cast Recording of the acclaimed musical No Way To Treat A Lady on Tuesday, December 18. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 9, 2015
by - Aug 9, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Christina Ricci's AROUND THE BLOCK Opens at Arena Cinema in L.A. Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Random Media has announced that Sarah Spillane's Around the Block will open theatrically in Los Angeles today, August 1 at the Arena Cinema in Hollywood. Around the Block stars Golden Globe nominee Christina Ricci (Monster, The Opposite of Sex) and Hunter Page-Lochard in an acclaimed debut performance. (more...)

Blickenstaff, Feldshuh et al. Join 2010 Ebb Award Winner Doug Cohen in Concert, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the York Theatre (James Morgan, Artistic Director) is pleased to present an invitation-only showcase presentation entitled An Afternoon with Doug Cohen featuring the words and music of the 2010 Fred Ebb Award Winner. Featured in the presentation will be Heidi Blickenstaff, Bradley Dean, Tovah Feldshuh, Jackie Hoffman, Lauren Kennedy, Jeff McCarthy, Lindsay Roberts, Lance Rubin, Howie Michael Smith and Barbara Walsh. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On April 30 (1PM), please join us for a career Conversations with It Shoulda Been You cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard and Chip Zien and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!'. The event will take place at The New School - Theresa Lang Center (55 West 13th Street --2nd Floor). (more...)

World Premiere Musical MANN… AND WIFE to Open Lyric's Plaza Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

MANN... AND WIFE, a new musical by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish based on Elish's novel Nine Wives, will receive its world premiere at Lyric's Plaza Theatre in February of 2016. This musical will continue the new works initiative started in 2014 with TRIANGLE by Tom Mizer, Curtis Moore, and Joshua Scher and continuing in October 2015 with BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR by Adam Gwon and Julia Jordan. (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Blickenstaff, Feldshuh et al. Join 2010 Ebb Award Winner Doug Cohen in Concert, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2011

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the York Theatre (James Morgan, Artistic Director) is pleased to present an invitation-only showcase presentation entitled An Afternoon with Doug Cohen featuring the words and music of the 2010 Fred Ebb Award Winner. Featured in the presentation will be Heidi Blickenstaff, Bradley Dean, Tovah Feldshuh, Jackie Hoffman, Lauren Kennedy, Jeff McCarthy, Lindsay Roberts, Lance Rubin, Howie Michael Smith and Barbara Walsh. (more...)

THE BIG BANG THEORY's Johnny Galecki Boards Paramount's Horror Prequel RINGS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

According to Deadline, THE BIG BANG THEORY star Johnny Galecki has signed on for Paramount's upcoming horror prequel RINGS, the third film in the 'horror franchise about a cursed videotape that kills a viewer within seven days.' (more...)

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