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Goats, Trolls, Monkeys, and More at the Great AZ Puppet Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The Great Arizona Puppet Theater presents three summer shows. (more...)

NetDragon Websoft Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

HONG KONG, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ NetDragon Websoft Inc. ('NetDragon'; Stock Code: 777), a leading developer and operator of online games and mobile Internet platforms in China, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. A conference call and webcast is scheduled for May 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm Hong Kong time (8:00 am U.S. Eastern Time) to review the Company's financial results and recent business developments. (more...)

Creating Arts Company Presents THUMBELINA and PIRATES OF TREASURE ISLAND, 6/7 - 7/6
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

THUMBELINA A Pint Size Play | family show for kids 3 and up The classic story of a tiny girl grown from a seed, who believes she is too different to ever fit in. That is until one day a fairy prince flying on a bee lands on her window ledge and opens her eyes to a world she never knew existed! On her way to meet the Fairy Prince Thumbelina journeys through an oversized world on some giant adventures encountering a pushy mother Toad and her sons, a nice swallow that helps her along, Mr. Mole, Ms. Mouse and more! Infused with pop songs that are sure to have the whole families toes tapping this Creating Arts Company Mini-Musical is an original one hour interactive-cinematic-musical-experience that is a must-see! (more...)

Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester to Play Spencer Cabaret Night, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Grammy-winner Melissa Manchester - Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ($69 & $66)). Pop-rock songstress with a bevy of honors and awards for her catalog of beautiful pop ballads “Midnight Blue,” “Through The Eyes of Love,” “Whenever I Call You Friend,” “Don't Cry Out Loud” and “You Should Hear How She Talks About You,” among other hits. Melissa will play the piano and sing at her multi-media Spencer gig, which includes guitar and vocal accompaniment. Pre-show ravioli & linguini lobby buffet ($20) at 6 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephanie J. Block and Jason Robert Brown Perform Tunes from THE LAST FIVE YEARS and More at Vulture Festival
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2014

Vulture.com welcomed actress Stephanie J. Block and composer Jason Robert Brown for 'The Art of Songwriting' at the first Vulture Festival, a weekend of pop culture events in New York City on May 10 and 11. During the event, Brown spoke to New York magazine theater critic Jesse Green about composing for musicals and played and sang some of his tunes with additional vocal accompaniment by Block. Song selections included 'Falling Into You' and 'Another Life' from The Bridges of Madison County and 'Still Hurting' from The Last Five Years. Click below to watch the full performance! (more...)

Rentrak Announces Top DVD & Blu-ray Sales and Rentals for Week Ending May 11, 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Rentrak Corporation (RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services which are based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending May 11, 2014. (more...)

Reliance MediaWorks Collaborates with STARZ Network on New International TV Series -Black Sails
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

MUMBAI, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Alain Boublil's MANHATTAN PARISIENNE to Play 59E59 Theatre in December 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

According to an Equity casting notice, a new musical from theatre legend Alain Boublil is on its way to New York. MANHATTAN PARISIENNE will premiere off-Broadway at 59E59 Theatre December 16 through January 5, 2015. Rehearsals are set to begin in November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown & Stephanie J. Block Perform at Vulture Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Vulture.com welcomed actress Stephanie J. Block and composer Jason Robert Brown for 'The Art of Songwriting' at the first Vulture Festival, a weekend of pop culture events in New York City on May 10-11. During the event, Brown spoke to New York magazine theater critic Jesse Green about composing for musicals and played and sang some of his tunes with additional vocal accompaniment by Block. Song selections included 'Falling Into You' and 'Another Life' from The Bridges of Madison County and 'Still Hurting' from The Last Five Years. Check out their appearance below! (more...)

Rentrak Announces Top DVD & Blu-ray Sales and Rentals for Week Ending May 4, 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Rentrak Corporation (RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services whichare based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending May 4, 2014. (more...)

Almost 80 Per Cent of Parents Blame the Internet for Forcing the 'Facts of Life' Conversation to Happen at an Earlier Age
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Research released today by AVG Technologies, (NYSE: AVG), the online security company for 187 million active users, has revealed that by the age of ten years old, most children today will have already had their first 'facts of life' talk with their parents. This is up to five years earlier than their parents' generation, the majority of whom (50 per cent) could not remember having had the conversation until the age of 15 if at all (42 per cent). (more...)

Harold Robbins Launches 18 eBook Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

NEW YORK, NY(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014) - Harold Robbins wrote over 25 best-selling novels which spent more than 300 weeks combined on The New York Times best-seller list and sold in excess of 750 million copies worldwide in 42 languages. RosettaBooks, the leading independent eBook publisher, has published 18 of Robbins' popular titles in digital format, with 79 Park Avenue available for a free download today through Thursday in the Kindle store. (more...)

100 Year-Old Barge Celebrates Birthday with a Puppet Show, 7/12-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

This year, the floating home of the Waterfront Museum turns 100 years old. The vessel, the Lehigh Valley No. 79 is the only one of its kind still afloat in NY harbor and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By following her 100-year history, "Out of the Box & Over a Barrel," tells the saga of commerce, transportation and the lives of the people of the working harbor in the age of lighterage. Along the "Water Belt Line," barges, (called lighters) and tugboats were the only link between ships and railways, moving goods across the harbor. 'Out of the Box' tells the story of this bustling era in NYC history before bridges and tunnels. Based on true stories using maps, models, puppets and historic photographs, this multi-discipline show aims to entertain and enlighten audiences about what this last-surviving wooden barge carried and the families and captains who lived on them. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TWELFTH NIGHT RE-IMAGINED FOR EVERYONE AGED SIX AND OVER, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, June 28 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jun 28, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a magnificently accessible production of Twelfth Night, brimming with charm, music and laughter, aimed at kids, but suitable - recommended - for everyone! (more...)

The Production Company's GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne, July 19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, the award winning Guys and Dolls opens on July 19 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only. Starring in this new production are Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes, Chelsea Plumley, Adam Murphy, Bobby Fox and Christopher Horsey. (more...)

New FINDING NEVERLAND Rehearsal Photos Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2014

The cast and crew of the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the hit PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND currently in rehearsals can be spotted getting into The Pirate life in a series of new shots released by the production this week. (more...)

Des Clarke to Return as PETER PAN at the King's Theatre Glasgow, Dec 6-Jan 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

To celebrate 50 years since the King's Theatre Glasgow started its legendary panto tradition, First Family Entertainment are delighted to welcome back a firm favourite, Des Clarke, to star in Peter Pan. Also joining the cast are two up and coming Scottish stars; Scott Fletcher and Joanne McGuinness. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/14 - TICK, TICK... BOOM!, THE LAST SHIP, PIECE OF MY HEART, TARZAN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 25, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Encores! Off-Center's TICK, TICK... BOOM! bursts onto the stage tonight, THE LAST SHIP sails into Chicago and TARZAN treads the boards at the Muny, and PIECE OF MY HEART opens off-Broadway while MURDER FOR TWO finishes its run! (more...)

Great Arizona Puppet Theater to Present THE MONKEY AND THE PIRATE & MY PET DINOSAUR in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

'THE MONKEY AND The Pirate': A monkey, a pirate and a valuable banana treasure all add up to plenty of uproarious fun in this rollicking and rambunctious original show. **CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 4** (more...)

ELTC Presents THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

'The High and the Mighty' directed by William Wellman will be shown on June 29 at 8:30p.m., and is the second of East Lynne Theater Company's and The Cape May Film Society's 'Sunday Film Series' with the theme 'Pilots and Pirates.' The "Pirate" films come later, with 'The Crimson Pirate' and 'The Black Pirate' on August 3 and 10 at 8:30p.m. In the fall, on October 19 at 8:00p.m., the final day of the Cape May Film Festival, it's an evening of spooky classic silent short films. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kathy Voytko Brings Fannie Home
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 22, 2014

'Some see her as an instigator and a handful, and others think she was ahead of her time. She was smart, well-read, appreciated literature and poetry, and was a strong woman - not a good thing for the time!' Actress Kathy Voytko is speaking about the latest role which has brought her from Broadway to Brunswick, Maine, where she will portray Fannie Chamberlain in Maine State Music Theatre's second season production of Sarah Knapp and Steven M. Alper's musical, Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance. Voytko is clearly intrigued by the challenge of portraying this fascinating Civil War character whose life and that of her husband, legendary soldier, governor, and Bowdoin president, Joshua L. Chamberlain, was inextricably bound to this coastal Maine town. (more...)

Disney Junior Announces Original July Programming
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Disney Junior recently announced episode premieres for its original programs coming up in the month of July. (more...)

THE MONUMENTS MEN Tops DVD & Blu-ray Sales, Rentals, Week Ending 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Rentrak Corporation (RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services which are based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending May 25, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Seacoast Repertory Theatre Presents PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Not often seen on Seacoast stages, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance is as wacky, irreverent and as entertaining today as it was when it first opened to acclaim in 1879. The story spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. (more...)

BWW Reviews: APT's Exquisite Romantic Comedy THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Charms Audiences
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 18, 2014

In a tribute to the quintessential wit of Oscar Wilde, Spring Green's American Players Theatre (APT) opens their 2014 season at the Up the Hill Theatre by staging The Importance of Being Earnest. A play often considered one of Wilde's great literary achievements, APT under the direction of William Brown casts the comedic farce as a classical romantic comedy touched by revisiting the affectionate humor between a vintage Laurel and Hardy routine. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre Presents CHAMBERLAIN: A CIVIL WAR ROMANCE, 6/25-7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Maine State Music Theatre's (MSMT) production of Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance brings the life of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain to the stage. The story centers on his relationship with his wife, Fannie, and explores the trials and tribulations of a man committed to his family as well as his country. (more...)

Seacoast Repertory Theatre's PIRATES OF PENZANCE to Run 6/13-7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Not often seen on Seacoast stages, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance is as wacky, irreverent and as entertaining today as it was when it first opened to acclaim in 1879. The story spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. (more...)

MTC to Team with Ars Nova for World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's BY THE WATER; Opens 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) just announced the upcoming world premiere of BY THE WATER, the new play by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/6- Claude-Michel Schonberg
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Claude-Michel Schonberg! Schonberg is best known for his collaborations with the lyricist Alain Boublil. Thier stage musical version of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, which opened at the Palais de Sports in Paris in 1980, opened to acclaim in London in 1985 and on Broadway in 1987. In 1989, their success continued with the musical Miss Saigon, which starred Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce. Schonberg's next project with Boublil was The Pirate Queen, a musical about the 16th century Irish pirate, chieftain and adventuress Grace O'Malley, which opened on Broadway on April 5 2007. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 6
by - Jul 6, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 6, 2014. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/5-7/6/2014
by - Jul 6, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 6, 2014 - Sunday, July 6, 2014. (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances began on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28, with an opening slated for tonight, July 4, 2014. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

SPT's Youth Program Presents William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 8/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

This summer SPT's Youth Program is taking The Taming of the Shrew to the high seas - prepare for a wild voyage through one of Shakespeare's earliest and most controversial comedies, about a strong-willed couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play's equivocal conclusion. There are many exciting questions to ask with this screwball comedy and this production seeks to answer them with plenty of slapstick, gender bending…and pirates! (more...)

Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

2014-15 New Victory LabWorks Welcomes 10 New Projects from Taylor Mac, The Civilians and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The New Victory Theater, New York City's premier theater for kids and families, announces the 2014-15 New Victory LabWorks new work development residencies. Now in its second year, the New Victory LabWorks Artist Residency Program provides rehearsal space, support and feedback for select New York artists of all disciplines who desire to create original high-quality productions for young audiences. (more...)

Disney Channel Announces August Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Disney Channel announces August 2014 Programming Highlights (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Toby's is Silly and Sublime
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 21, 2014

The heart of the operetta's appeal is the sublime silliness of its premise: pirates from the era of sail plundering Victorian steamships. It just never gets stale. And binding it all together is Sullivan's music. utside the sphere of grand opera, Sullivan has no equals on the stage except possibly Gershwin and Bernstein. (more...)

Suzanne Shaw Joins Paul Nicholas in BLOCKBUSTER THE MUSICAL World Premiere at the Orchard Theatre, Sept 11; UK Tour Kicks Off Sept 22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Suzanne Shaw is to join Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, featuring the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970's and 1980's. (more...)

City of Fairfax Theatre Company Presents PIPPI LONGSTOCKING, 7/18-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Grab your hat and join the fun as pirates, circus entertainers, a few cops and robbers, and the world's most popular whippersnapper come to life this summer in the City of Fairfax Theatre Company (CFTC) and Truro Anglican Church's rollicking and whimsical Pippi Longstocking: The Family Musical, running July 18-19 and July 25-26, 2014 at Lanier Middle School. (more...)

Tony Winner Steve Kazee to Charm The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Tony and Grammy Award winner, Steve Kazee brings his guitar and southern charm to Indianapolis for an intimate evening of original alt-country songs as well as songs he originated in the Tony Award winning musical, Once. The concert is set for August 23 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

Spencer Wine Fest is This Saturday, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Celebrating the vast grape growing and wine producing industry in southern New Mexico, as well as the state's booming microbrews, the Spencer unveils the first Spencer Wine & Brew Festival at the theater on Saturday, July 5 from 2 p.m.- 9 p.m. Various wineries and breweries will provide pours at booths set throughout the hall and arts & crafts vendors will also be on site, as will a selection of edibles including gourmet sliders & sides, fruit & cheese plates will be available for purchase. Live jazz music performed by the sizzling ensemble Straight Up Jazz of Albuquerque, and Spanish guitar with area favorite Tomas Vigil, also sets the mood for a day of popping good fun. (more...)

DORA'S PIRATE ADVENTURE to Launch Live Australian Tour in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Nick Jr. and Life Like Touring have announced that due to popular demand, new shows have been added to the 2014 tour schedule of Dora's Pirate Adventure. Dora the Explorer and her friends will visit Brisbane and the Gold Coast, along with Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth in September this year. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Congrats! Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus Are Expecting Their First Baby!
by BWW Staff - Aug 4, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Seth Rudetsky wrote 'Breaking news!!! @StephanieJBlock 4 months to go til #BabySebOrSteph pic.twitter.com/eTJflXkFhp' (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

'Pirates of Bollywood' Now Available on IBooks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

"Pirates of Bollywood," Dr. Kalyan's second legal thriller is now available for order on Ibooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Gum Road. Acclaimed a feast for thriller enthusiasts, Kalyan's earlier work, a patent law thriller, Road Humps and Sidewalks had received great reviews. The said novel is also available on IBooks and other platforms for free download for the benefit of interested readers. Dr. Kalyan's second legal thriller, "Pirates of Bollywood," takes the reader through an adventurous journey of Arjun, a blind lawyer, and Helen, a committed cop, as they chase pirates in Mumbai, the seat of Bollywood. Converging police action and legal drama, the novel unfolds the story of piracy, never told before. It packs court room drama, pirate emotions, film production challenges, and mafia wars in a nail biting narrative. Knowledge of copyright law, insight into affairs of the Indian film industry, and the unseen piracy chain, are packed in The Pirate tale, not too far removed from reality. Talking about his work, Dr. Kalyan said, "Piracy has always been a problem for film and music producers, and will continue to be so. Many have tried to crack the intricate piracy puzzle, and have failed miserably. The object of pirates, from those on high seas to those in the digital world, have a common thread, plunder and prosper. My 'Pirates of Bollywood' is a pirate story, a story of people, who live amongst us, a story that pervades every day life in India, and a story that underscores most films we watch. I hope you will enjoy reading it." A peek into "Pirates of Bollywood" is available on Apple IBooks, Barnes and Noble and Kobo. You can try getting through the first twenty percent, before making up your mind on ordering it. (more...)

Tom Hiddleston to Star in MGM & Paramount's BEN-HUR Remake?
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Deadline writes that Tom Hiddleston is being considered to take on the title role in MGM and Paramount's remake of the classic film BEN-HUR. Timur Bekmambetov directs the project, based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ. (more...)

Aaron Sidwell & Louise English Join Cast of BLOCKBUSTER - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Aaron Sidwell and Louise English are joining Suzanne Shaw and Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, which features the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970s and 1980s. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIRATES OF PENZANCE a Glorious Thing
by Harmony Wheeler - Aug 11, 2014

A paradox! A paradox! A most ingenious paradox! Only the ridiculous humor and unpredictable circumstances of Gilbert and Sullivan could make so much sense. In the capable hands and clear diction of Lamplighters Musical Theatre, it is, indeed, a glorious thing to be a pirate king, or the audience of one. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - CHICAGO!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2014

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