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The Vancouver Opera Presents CARMEN, 9/27-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Five years ago, box office records were shattered when Carmen became the fastest-selling production in Vancouver Opera history. Vancouverites will be seduced again when the fiery gypsy returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage this September/October. The passion, the colour, the sensuality and, of course, the unforgettable music of the world's sexiest opera will come alive for 6 performances only. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MAMMA MIA! Cast Gets Soaked for ALS
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2014

The company of Broadway's Mamma Mia just accepted an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from the Pippin National Tour, and in return challenged the West End and the National Tour productions of Mamma Mia! the cast Kinky Boots Broadway, and even Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. Check out their video below! (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Run at Ed Mirvish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a nine-week engagement September 3 through November 2. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Ed Mirvish Theatre box office, 244 Victoria Street will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Karen Mason & More Set to Take Part in FWD Theatre Project Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Eight veteran actors, directors, writers, choreographers and producers have created FWD Theatre Project ("Festival of Works in Development"), a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community. Artistic Director Amber Mak along with Collective Artistic Associates Justin Brill, Wade Elkins, Michael Gillis, Karen Multer, Steve Multer, Missy Greenburg and Scott Sowinski, have announced LaunchingFWD!, a one-night-only concert event at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Monday, September 22 at 8 pm (doors open at 6 pmfor food and cocktails). (more...)

AMI Releases THE LANGSTON SAGA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

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SUPER-WELLESIAN to Play Chicago Fringe Festival, 9/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

After a successful run of SAMUEL BECKETT, ANDRE THE GIANT, AND THE CRICKETS, Hawkeye Plainview Productions reteams with multiple Jeff Award winning Oracle Productions' B*Sides program with SUPER-WELLESIAN at this year's Chicago Fringe Festival at the Early and Often Stage, 4751 N. Milwaukee for only three performances September 4 @ 10pm, September 6 @ 7pm, and September 7 @ 8:30pm . Directed by Christopher Marcum, who also stars as Orson Welles, the full original cast also includes David Coupe as Superman, Natalie DiCristofano as Lois Lane, Linsey Falls as original Superman announcer Jackson Beck, and Kevin Crispin as Martian actor Clark Marble. Tickets for SUPER-WELLESIAN are free at the door with a suggested donation and a one time purchase of a $5 Chicago Fringe button. Tickets can purchases in advance for $10. (more...)

Sean A. Murtaugh Releases Debut Book, THE HARVESTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

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Stella Adler to Kick Off 'Hollywood Speaks' Series with Jeffrey Reddick, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Stella Adler Academy & Theatre will present a new Series of One Night Only Guest Speakers in "HOLLYWOOD SPEAKS AT THE ADLER" - The first evening will be featuring JEFFREY REDDICK, September 5th, 2014 (more...)

Douglas Gardham Releases THE ACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Alliston, Ontario (more...)

Patricia Penny Announces Fourth Book of Stella Jackson Novels
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Columbia, MD (more...)

Pork Filled Players to Stage Northwest Premiere of FAST COMPANY, 11/1-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

When cons are the family business, watch your back - because it's not just about the score, it's about who you can trust! Pork Filled Productions will present the Northwest premiere of Fast Company by Carla Ching, directed by Amy Poisson (These Streets, The Clockwork Professor), at the Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave. S., Seattle), November 1 to 22, 2014. (more...)

Ben Platt, John Bolton, Ben Fankhauser & More to Take Part in York Theatre Company's 2014 Developmental Readings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The York Theatre Company, and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, present the New York premiere of three new musicals: Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum; Paris Through the Window, with book & lyrics by Charles Osborne and music by Leo Hurley; and We Foxes with book, lyrics and music by Ryan Scott Oliver at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The readings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Jennifer Carroll Pens New Memoir, WHEN YOU GET THERE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Jacksonville, FL (more...)

Orpheus Studio Productions & Lansbury Players Set FRANKENSTEIN: THE METAL OPERA Cast; Performances Begin 28 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Orpheus Studio Productions and The Lansbury Players present FRANKENSTEIN: THE METAL OPERA, by Richard Campbell & Carol Pestridge. Directed by Alan Mandel. The cast includes Roy Ryan (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Frankenstein: The Metal Opera Workshop, Singin' In The Rain), Duncan Drury (Into the Woods, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Rent), James Craze (Ernie, BBC Doctors, Frankenstein: The Metal Opera Workshop), Anya Hamilton (Frankenstein: The Metal Opera Workshop, Tess of the D'Ubervilles, Into the Woods), Max Panks (The Merry Wives of Windsor, Lost Boy, Frankenstein: The Metal Opera Workshop) and Charlotte de Paeztron (West End Gospel Choir (Various), Dick Whittington, Mean Girls - The Musical) (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' SWAN ESTHER (Original Concept Album) Doesn't Take Flight
by David Clarke - Aug 27, 2014

In October of 1980, Nick Munns sent a tape of five songs to London theatre agent David Land. With Nick Munns music, David Land dreamed of replicating the success of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. SWAN ESTHER, not the hit that JOSEPH was, has enjoyed varying success. Now, Stage Door Records has re-released SWAN ESTHER's original concept album with studio rehearsal demos written for the reworked UK tour of the production entitled SWAN ESTHER AND THE KING. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company to Present FAR FROM HEAVEN, 9/12-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

From September 12 - October 11, 2014, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the Boston Premiere of FAR FROM HEAVEN, a lush new musical based on Todd Haynes' acclaimed 2002 film. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive Preview of New Angry Birds Game: Partnership with Rovio Makes Angry Birds Stella Available to Play at Stores Nationwide Before Full Lau
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

“With the recent launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK, we highlighted our commitment to bringing the very best content and experiences to our customers. One way we are delivering on this is by inviting Angry Birds fans to Barnes & Noble stores to exclusively experience the upcoming Angry Birds Stella game on the fantastic new NOOK,” said Jonathan Shar, Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Digital Content at NOOK Media LLC. “Rovio has always been a strong partner with Barnes & Noble/NOOK and we are thrilled that we could work together to bring this exciting new game to our stores for fans to experience on our best-in-class new Samsung NOOK.” (more...)

Three episodes of THE KNICK to AIR on HBO on Labor Day
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

If you haven't yet gotten aboard, you can catch up on the acclaimed CINEMAX drama series THE KNICK when the first three episodes of the show are presented back-to-back on HBO this Labor Day, MONDAY, SEPT. 1 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Circle Theatre to Present CARRIE THE MUSICAL, 9/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Circle Theatre finishes the Main Stage season in September of 2014 with the musical thriller CARRIE THE MUSICAL, running September 4 through 20. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine; this suspenseful musical with book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), Lyrics by Dean Pritchard (Fame, Footloose) and music by Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment) is based on the novel by Stephen King. CARRIE THE MUSICAL tells The Story of a misfit named Carrie White. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it... (more...)

50 SHADES OF GREY's Jamie Dornan Lands Lead in THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX
by Movies News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Global film and television studio Miramax today announced the production of the psychological thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax and has cast Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall) to star in the film with Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension) to direct. (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens the 2014-15 Classics Series with DON GIOVANNI, 9/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2014.15 Classics series with Don Giovanni on September 13-14 & 16, 2014, led by Music Director Edo de Waart. This concert production features an international cast alongside the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable operatic event. (more...)

SPEED THE PLOW, ON GOLDEN POND & More Set for Theatre Artists Studio's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Studio has announced its 2014-2015 season. Here's a breakdown of currently scheduled events and dates! (more...)

US Premiere of Nic Balthazar's NOTHING Set for United Solo Theatre Festival, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Meet Ben, a wordsmith with autism who learns how to overcome his high school bullies. Inspired by true events, Ben uses poetry, music, and video to share his story of meeting 'Barbie' in a divine online connection, standing up to his high school bullies, and finding ways to fit into a 'normal' world. (more...)

OSF Receives $125,000 Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has received a $125,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to support the 2015 U.S. premiere of Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, a hugely popular play in China and Taiwanby Taiwanese playwright Stan Lai, who also translated the play to English and will direct at OSF. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's beloved production of Puccini's heartbreaking masterpiece of love, longing and loss, Madama Butterfly, comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this October. An exquisite production by Canadian theatrical legend Brian Macdonald, designed by Susan Benson with lighting by Michael Whitfield, the COC'sMadama Butterfly has become a Toronto favourite, playing to sold-out audiences at its 1990 premiere and subsequent revivals in 1994, 1998, 2003 and 2009. Madama Butterfly is sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM and runs for 12 performances on October 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and 31, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Cerveris Reveals All on NINE LIVES Musical, His New Home in New Orleans & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 27, 2014

Cerveris took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the new project earlier this week, and you can check out the full interview below! (more...)

Telltale's Critically-Acclaimed The Walking Dead: Season Two Comes to Gripping Conclusion
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer ofThe Walking Deadfor his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, today announced the release of'No Going Back,'the fifth of five episodes ofThe Walking Dead: Season Two - A Telltale Games Series. (more...)

Company of 12 Joins Bradley Cooper & Patricia Clarkson in Broadway-Bound THE ELEPHANT MAN; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Full casting has been announced for Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play THE ELEPHANT MAN starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola, directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. The production begins performances on Friday, November 7, 2014 and opens on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, NYC). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Des Moines Civic Center On Sale 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Des Moines Performing Arts, have announced that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Des Moines Civic Center, Tuesday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is part of the 2014-2015 Willis Broadway Series. (more...)

Rose Theater Receives Mid-America Arts Alliance Performing Arts Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Rose Theater announces that it is among a select group of regional presenters to receive a Mid-America Arts Alliance Artistic Innovations Award grant. This $15,000 award will support an upcoming performance of Buffalo Bill's Cowboy Band at The Rose Theater, Jan. 23 - Feb. 8, 2015. This original show will feature informative displays and interactive activities in the theater's lobby, as well as pre- and post-show workshops for visiting schools, to help bring history alive for audiences young and old. (more...)

UNRELENTING NIGHTMARE by Stan Yocum is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

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Photo Flash: First Look at EPAC's DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Running 9/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center will present the Arthur Miller classic play Death of a Salesman at EPAC's Sharadin Bigler Theater September 4 -20. The Story revolves around the final days of aging salesman Willy Loman, played by John Kleimo, and his reflections on his frustrating pursuit of the elusive American Dream. (more...)

Don Barnhart to Headline Brad Garrett Comedy Club at The MGM Grand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Brad Garrett Comedy Club at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will present award winning comedian Don Barnhart. (more...)

Dr. Roger B. Newman Releases Debut Novel OCCAM'S RAZOR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Charleston, South Carolina (more...)

Noah Marlowe Will Join Andrew Lippa & Kristin Chenoweth in I AM HARVEY MILK at Lincoln Center this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

New York - Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman announced today that child actor Noah Marlowe (Mary Poppins, Act One) will play "Young Harvey Milk" in the New York premiere of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, set for Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Mr. Marlowe originated the role in I Am Harvey Milk's world premiere performance in San Francisco and can be heard on the Original Cast Recording. (more...)

Montana Rep. Presents ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANCIENT GREECE, 09/5-09/06
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Montana Repertory Theatre's Educational Outreach Tour presents 'Once Upon a Time in Ancient Greece' from September 5 through the 6th. (more...)

SEÑORA ACERO to Premiere Next Month on Telemundo
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The highly anticipated new Telemundo series “Señora Acero” will premiere on Tuesday, September 23rd at 10pm (EST)/9c. Blanca Soto stars in “Señora Acero,” along with an excellent cast including Andrés Palacios, Rebecca Jones, Litzy and special guest, Damián Alcázar. “Señora Acero” was written by Andres Stopello (“La Reina del Sur”) and directed by actor and director Miguel Varoni and Walter Doehner (“La Reina del Sur”). In addition to the main cast, the series also features a stellar cast including Arap Bethke and Rossana San Juan along with Marco Pérez, Jorge Zárate, Carmen Madrid, Arturo Barba, Luciana Silveyra, Valentina Acosta, Pilar Ixquic Mata, Andrés Zuñiga, Viviana Serna, Juan Carlos Martín del Campo, Aurora Gil, Alejandro Caso Hector Berzunza, Sergio Lozano, Iñaki Goci, Alex Perazza, Raúl Aranda Lee y Alan Castillo. (more...)

Eva Longoria to Produce NBC Medical Drama
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

According to Deadline, Eva Longoria is set to executive produce a new medical drama for NBC via UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, along with IDENTITY's John Glenn. Katie Lovejoy wrote the script. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with TO THE BONE at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Under the direction of Lisa Peterson and currently in rehearsal, TO THE BONE is the provocative new play from Lisa Ramirez (author of EXIT CUCKOO) that will make everyone think twice about having their next chicken dinner. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Registration Open for The Ride & Run To Remember, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is encouraging law enforcement supporters and the public to register for their fourth annual Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember, which will take place on October 11 & 12, on-site in the Washington, DC area or virtually from any location. This fun, community-oriented athletic event is designed to raise awareness of the service and sacrifice law enforcement officers make every day and to generate funds in support of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The Memorial Fund has released this easy-to-share video to help get folks involved. (more...)

Christine Dwyer, Eric Anderson and More to Star in Richard H. Blake's WHISKEYLAND! Concert, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

From Last Call Theatricals, LLC, the producing company helmed by Broadway vets Michael Balderrama, Richard H. Blake and Sean Frank Sullivan, comes a night of songs from Whiskeyland!, a brand new rock fantasy telling The Story of Boston in the last 24 hours of existence! WHISKEYLAND! THE CONCERT is set for Monday, Sept 15th, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St., NYC. (more...)

FringeNYC Encore Series to Run 9/4-10/5 in Two 'Mini Festivals'; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival. (more...)

It's Hog Heaven! West Coast Premiere of THREE LITTLE PIGS to Open 10/4 at MainStreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

MainStreet Theatre Company is delighted to announce their first show of the 2014/2015 season: the west coast premiere of Stiles and Drewe's The Three Little Pigs. Jessica Kubzansky is the Director, with Musical Direction by Janice Rodgers Wainwright, and Choreography by John Pennington. The production will play eight school performances from September 29th - October 3rd, and open to the public on Saturday, October 4th at 4pm. The strictly limited engagement will run through Sunday, October 19th only. (more...)

Kaskade's 'Summer Nights F. The Brocks' Debuts on iTunes' Top 10 Dance Chart; Video Released!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Renowned American DJ, Kaskade, released his latest single “Summer Nights” today, which debuts on iTunes' Top 10 Dance Chart. “Summer Nights” is available NOW for purchase on iTunes.com. Scroll down to watch the “Summer Nights” music video! (more...)

Screaming Headless Torsos to Release CODE RED, 9/26; Travel to Europe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

On September 26, genre-bending Screaming Headless Torsos will release 'Code Red', their first record in almost a decade. To support the worldwide release, they will hit the road in October for the European leg of their 'Code Red Tour'. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Jay Records' THE LAST SESSION (Original London Cast Recording)
by David Clarke - Aug 26, 2014

THE LAST SESSION first opened in 1997 at the 47th Street Theatre. Sitting in one of those audiences was Rob Harris, who was so moved by the show that he made a vow to produce it himself one day. His dream become a reality in 2012, when he produced THE LAST SESSION in London. Now, fans of the musical and those who have never heard of it before can revel in the magic that moved Rob Harris in 1997. (more...)

Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OUR AMERICAN COUSIN and More Set for Parson's Nose Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater, led by Artistic Director Lance Davis, announces its 15th anniversary season of classic theater in Southern California. (more...)

Haitian Amputees' Story of Triumph and Survival to Premiere at Portland Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Documentary about hope and healing in the midst of the horrific aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake will be a featured presentation at the Portland Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 2:30 p.m. at Cinema 21(616 NW 21st Ave.). (more...)

Seanachai Theatre Changes Name to Irish Theatre of Chicago; 20th Anniversary Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Seanachai Theatre Company is pleased to celebrate its 20th anniversary season with an official name change to Irish Theatre of Chicago. The 2014-15 Season will include Conor McPherson's haunting drama SHINING CITY directed by ensemble member Jeff Christian and the world premiere drama THE WHITE ROAD by founding ensemble member Karen Tarjan, directed by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric. (more...)

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