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Plays & Players to Present 3rd Annual Honey Bee Cabaret, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The 3rd Annual Honey Bee Cabaret will celebrate over 100 seasons of great acting at Plays & Players. The fundraiser benefits, in part, the Melissa Lynch Foundation, announcing a new yearly award for an emerging female theater artist. It all takes place on June 22, 2014. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/30/2014
by - Jun 30, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 6/30/2014. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Youth Conservatory Offers More Scholarships; Runs 7/14-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Long Beach Playhouse continues its commitment to the next generation of theatre artists at the 2014 Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory from July 14 through August 3. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Liz McCartney Gets Houston Ready for TUTS' THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Kristina Nungaray - Jun 3, 2014

We are quickly approaching summertime in the city, and Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is gearing up to provide Houstonians a cool opportunity to catch a fun, family show, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. Like the beloved film, this production is sure to delight with familiar songs and all of our favorite characters. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre20's 'COMPANY' Hits Most of the Right Notes
by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2014

Theatre20's production of COMPANY is now playing at the Berkeley Street Threatre in downtown Toronto, and the production - which opened on June 27 hits most of the right notes, but I found it to be lacking the finesse it needed to be the first class production it had the potential to be. The story should be a familiar one to many - a man in his mid thirties with commitment issues struggling to find meaning in his life. The plot is so standard, in fact, it's practically a cliche. In COMPANY, however, the single lifestyle is scrutinized under a microscope in a series of scenes focusing on the the protagonist, Bobby, and his interactions with his coupled friends. Bobby even quotes Socrates at one point, stating that 'the unexamined life is not worth living.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Far from Freaky- SIDE SHOW Twins Erin Davie and Emily Padgett Talk Kennedy Center Show Changes & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 28, 2014

The leading ladies took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the new changes to the musical, their favorite parts of the show, their sisterly bond, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Launch 'Ivoryton Players' Program, July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

We are so excited to announce a brand new program at the Ivoryton Playhouse starting in July. The Ivoryton Players is an opportunity for adults who love the theatre to have fun, meet new friends and put on a show! (more...)

Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES: KANDI'S WEDDING Delivers Most-Watched Episode of Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Hotlanta is on fire! Bravo Media was the #1 cable entertainment network in the 8pm hour this past Sunday night among P18-49 and P25-54, as well as ranked #2 among total viewers. (more...)

Ian Derrer Named Artistic Administrator of Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

In the wake of Jonathan Pell's decision to step down after thirty years of distinguished service to The Dallas Opera, General Director & CEO Keith Cerny has announce the appointment of a new Artistic Administrator, Ian Derrer. (more...)

Ian Derrer Appointed as New Artistic Administrator of Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

DALLAS, JUNE 25, 2014 – In the wake of Jonathan Pell's decision to step down after thirty years of distinguished service to The Dallas Opera, General Director & CEO Keith Cerny is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Artistic Administrator, Ian Derrer. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat with Joanna Wright on Sky Candy's COSMICOMICS
by Jeff Davis - Jun 24, 2014

Sky Candy, east Austin's aerial and circus arts company, is collaborating with acclaimed Austin theatre director, Rudy Ramirez on an aerial theatre production of COSMICOMICS, Italo Calvino's beloved collection of short stories of the same name. Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics, a beautiful and unique achievement in storytelling, tells tall tales about creation-magical, fantastical, adventurous stories-but it bases those stories on the findings of science and does not ask that we give these stories our belief, the way that countless creation myths have done over the centuries. In doing so, these stories insist that science and magic are not mutually exclusive: that the discoveries of science can give us meaning and show us miracles through the bridge of our imagination. (more...)

Bravo Ranks as #1 Cable Entertainment Network in Timeslot for Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Hotlanta is on fire! Bravo Media was the #1 cable entertainment network in the 8pm hour this past Sunday night among P18-49 and P25-54, as well as ranked #2 among total viewers. (more...)

The Kitchen Presents THE REHEARSAL, 6/25-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

From June 25 to August 1, The Kitchen will present The Rehearsal, a group exhibition in which Courtesy the Artists, Discoteca Flaming Star and Georgia Sagri revisit an unreleased film by blacklisted, American film maker Jules Dassin. Filmed 40 years ago in the building that is now The Kitchen, Dassin's film, also tilted The Rehearsal, is a cinematic indictment of the Greek military junta (1967-74) and features Dassin, his wife, Greek actress Melina Mercouri, along with Laurence Olivier, Olympia Dukakis, Arthur Miller and Lillian Hellman, among others. For this exhibition, the artists will engage the themes, resonances and Brechtian structures of Dassin's work placing them in conversation with recent narratives of collective action for autonomy on the global stage. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/23/2014
by - Jun 23, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 6/23/2014. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Karen Olivo Talks TICK, TICK...BOOM!, Her New Life in Wisconsin & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 22, 2014

Tony winner Karen Olivo, who announced last spring that she'd be leaving New York City behind for a quieter life in Wisconsin, will return to the stage in this production. Before rehearsals began, Olivo took the time to update BroadwayWorld about preparing for the show, her new life outside of New York, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Antaeus Company's THE CURSE OF OEDIPUS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

A curse lies upon the land of Thebes and its ill-fated rulers that reiterates generation upon generation. Casey Stangl directs the world premiere of The Curse of Oedipus, written by Kenneth Cavander and developed by The Antaeus Company. Opening weekend for the fully double-cast production runs tonight, June 21 through Aug. 10 at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/2/2014
by - Jun 2, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 6/2/2014. (more...)

BAX Announces 2014-15 Artists In Residence & Space Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

BAX is a fundamental resource for NYC dance and theater artists, providing critical urban residency support for the development of cutting edge new work. Since 1998, when BAX received a Bessie Award 'for building both a house and a home for the arts in Brooklyn,' BAX's service to NYC artists has deepened and broadened. Thousands of NYC performing artists come through BAX's doors each year to rehearse, perform, teach, curate, take part in residencies and act as artist advisors. The organization's distinct focus on developmental process and individualized approach to working with each artist has made it a nurturing incubator with a proven record of success in supporting NYC dance and theater artists. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor, Director Chat The Wimberley Players' THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by Jeff Davis - Jun 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld is pleased to share an interview with James Brownlee and Bill Claussen regarding The Wimberley Players' production of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth. Bill Claussen stars in the production in the leading role of Antrobus. The production is directed by James Brownlee. (more...)

BACH AT LEIPZIG to Open 7/9 at People's Light & Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents the regional premiere of Itamar Moses' acclaimed comedy Bach at Leipzig running July 9-August 10, 2014 on the Steinbright Stage. Associate Artistic Director Pete Pryor directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsal Photos for RICHARD III Starring Martin Freeman, July 1 to Sept 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running from 1 July to 27 September, with press night on 8 July. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lots of Hoots with Dr Seuss in Stage Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

DR SEUSS's most famous books will come alive at Carine Senior High School this June as part of the popular Seussical musical. (more...)

imitating the dog Presents Ernest Hemingway's A FAREWELL TO ARMS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Imitating the dog, one of the UK's most original and innovative performance theatre companies are set to bring their unique theatrical vision to the stage this autumn when they produce the first UK stage adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's seminal First World War novel A Farewell to Arms. (more...)

Furst and Dann Join Arterton In MADE IN DAGENHAM Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Stage Entertainment, Glass Half Full Productions and Just for Laughs Theatricals are delighted to announce further casting for MADE IN DAGENHAM, which will open at the Adelphi Theatre on Wednesday 5 November, with previews from Thursday 9 October. (more...)

BWW Previews: Pandora Brings Sondheim Rarities Out of Box
by Todd Zeigler - Jun 13, 2014

The creative process often mirrors the journey of life. It becomes about discovery and timing. For Michael Drury, producing artistic director of locally-based Pandora Productions, the timing and discovery of one particular show led to an entirely new way of seeing it. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jacob Tischler and Justin Petersen Talk GRINDR: THE MUSICAL
by David Clarke - Jun 12, 2014

When it comes to social dating apps, Grindr is one of the most ubiquitous. While not the first, it definitely shook up the world of digital dating, and has earned several different reputations for itself. Naturally, it is ripe for being the basis of a musical. This summer, audiences will no longer have to imagine what one would be like because GRINDR: THE MUSICAL is set to premiere at the 2014 West Village Musical Theatre Festival. Recently, I chatted with music, book, and lyrics writer Jacob Tischler and social media co-head Justin Petersen about their exciting, upcoming project. (more...)

The Barn Theatre Presents SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD, 6/10-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

Shakespeare is in Hollywood? Well, he certainly is in Augusta at the Barn Theatre June 10 - 22! (more...)

Pedro Pascal On MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING & GAME OF THRONES
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 9, 2014

GAME OF THRONES season standout and versatile stage and screen star Pedro Pascal discusses his role on the hit HBO fantasy series as well as his current gig as part of the Shakespeare In The Park production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING as part of a new interview. (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Cast of LYING IN STATE Discusses the Wacky, Wonderful Comedy
by Johnna Leary - Jul 9, 2014

Most people have heard the usual jokes about some senators being so old, they are practically dead in office. But what if your local senator running for re-election actually was dead? Welcome to the wacky, woeful dilemma in Lying in State, a comedy by David C. Hyer, directed by Jeff Czerbinski and assistant directed by Seth Thompson, premiering this Friday at the Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown, MD. "This show is the most fun audiences will ever have at a funeral home! Our director has assembled some of the most naturally comic actors and tuned their deliveries to highest levels in order to elicit genuine guffaws of laughter from the audience!" said Jeff Leinbach, who plays Fred. (more...)

Photo Flash: A.R.T.'s FINDING NEVERLAND - Full Rehearsal Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; announced today the casting for its first production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of the musical Finding Neverland, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production begins previews at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 28. The production will be available for press viewing starting Wednesday, August 13. Invitations for press opening will be sent out in late July. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Ah, 5, 6, 7, 8...
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Jul 7, 2014

Ah 5, 6, 7, 8… (more...)

Roger Forbes, Elizabeth Franz, Robert Foxworth and Jill Tanner to Lead QUARTET at The Old Globe, Running 7/25-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). Quartet will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, July 25 - August 24, 2014. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/7/2014
by - Jul 7, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/7/2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of QUARTET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Old Globe presents the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy QUARTET, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). QUARTET will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, July 25 - August 24, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Cast of NYMF's DEPLOYED THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2014

DEPLOYED the Musical is set to open at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre on July 16 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and here's a glimpse of the actors in The Rehearsal studio in the final stages of production. Watch the video below! (more...)

Sequel to THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Opens July 10 at Chenango River Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

In 2010, when Chenango River Theatre presented the original The Marvelous Wonderettes, the show sold out the entire 4 week run. In this long awaited sequel, The Wonderettes showcase more great hits of the 50's and 60's. Act 1 opens back in 1958, and it's time for the Wonderettes to graduate in this delightful sequel to the smash off-Broadway hit. Join Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy as they sing about their final year in high school, celebrate with their fellow classmates and teachers, and prepare for their next step toward a bright future. (more...)

Cirillo Summer Theatre's Junior Division to Present DOO WOP WED WIDING HOOD, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Cirillo Summer Theatre's Junior Division will present the energetic Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood involving 25 kids from Windsor and neighboring towns including Hartford, Suffield, Coventry, Manchester and Enfield. Cast members range in age from eight to fourteen. (more...)

BEHIND THE SCENES: In Rehearsal With Danielle Hope, Lloyd Daniels And The Cast Of JOSEPH!
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 22, 2014

It's a swelteringly hot day in West London, and you can't help but feel a little sorry for the cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (beginning their UK tour this week). While production staff and scattered members of the press are wilting, gulping down as much water as possible and edging ever closer to the single fan in The Rehearsal room, the company are ready to sing, dance and showcase their work. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's 'VANYA & SONIA' to Begin 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

With a healthy dose of hilarity, heart and humility Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike joins the Bernstein repertory with director Matthew Penn at the helm. Christopher Durang's Tony-award winning homage to Chekhov leaves no stone unturned when it comes to family dynamics, sibling rivalries, love, lust, hopes and dreams in this razor sharp comedy. The stalwart cast includes audience favorites Tod Randolph and Elizabeth Aspenlieder, and S&Co. newcomers Jim Frangione, Angel Moore, Mat Leonard and Olivia Saccomanno. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre August 6 - September 14. Press Opening is Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall Talk SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE's Journey from Screen to Stage
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 21, 2014

Shakespeare in Love, starring Tome Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen, is currently in preview performances at the Noel Coward Theater in London and officially opens on Wednesday, July 23rd. But its journey to West End was not as easy as one would think. A few years ago, Academy-Award winning scriptwriter of Shakespeare in Love Tom Stoppard agreed to write a stage adaptation of his honored and beloved 1998 Oscar-winning film. In a recent interview with the New York Times, he revealed that he quickly realized that the task was much too difficult; he feared that the play would be a disappointing version of a project that he (and audiences worldwide) treasure so deeply. (more...)

BWW Flashback: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 20, 2014

Holler If Ya Hear Me, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, plays its final Broadway performance today after 30 performances. The Tupac inspired musical originally opened on June 19 at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE WHO & THE WHAT'S Tala Ashe Ignites the Stage
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 2, 2014

Ashe plays the more traditional of two Pakistani-American sisters in Atlanta in the searing new work by the Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

BWW Blog: Welcome Back Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed Musical's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Jul 2, 2014

'Who Day and Night Must Scramble For A Living.....Tradition!!!' (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre Seeks Young Actresses for ALADDIN Pantomime; Auditions Set for Sept 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Young female performers have the chance to appear in this year's Marlowe pantomime. (more...)

Houston's Frenetic Theater Presents Re-Imagined Production of EQUUS, 7/24 - 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Houstonian director Matthew C. Logan is bringing Peter Shaffer's classic play Equus to Houston's Frenetic Theater in a bold new production for two weeks only. Directed by award-winning Houstonian director Matthew C. Logan (recently Assistant Director on the TUTS production of Hands on a Hardbody) the show will run between 24th July and 2nd August 2014 at Frenetic Theater, Houston. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/14/2014
by - Jul 14, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/14/2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's MISS SAIGON Currently in Rehearsal, 7/24-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the Broadway and international hit musical, Miss Saigon, from July 24 - August 24 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. As part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love' presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. (more...)

BWW Interviews: William Squier
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 11, 2014

What it takes to write a children's musical (more...)

Martin Freeman Analyzes Aspects Of RICHARD III
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 10, 2014

Hot ticket current West End production of William Shakespeare's hallowed history RICHARD III starring notable stage and screen star Martin Freeman recently kicked off in the UK and the actor discusses his participation in the play as part of a new interview. (more...)

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