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Win A Pair of Tickets to NOLI ME TANGERE OPERA Manila, 9/27
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 22, 2014

Show partners J&S Productions Inc. and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are giving away a pair of VIP Center tickets to the former's nearly sold out production of National Artists Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino's magnum opus NOLI ME TANGERE OPERA at Resorts World Manila's Newport Performing Arts Theatre (Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay) on Saturday, September 27, at 3 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Brings Laughter to Tucson
by Maria Rita Meli - Sep 22, 2014

Mixed in are the confused chuckles of the younger audience, but they soon, as well, become loud bellows as everyone watches Janasz stand at the edge of the stage, nearly on the edge, shouting at the top of his lungs, 'WE LICKED POSTAGE STAMPS.' (more...)

Kudos, AMC and Channel 4 Team for New Drama Series HUMANS
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Kudos, Channel 4 and AMC today announce a new co-production deal for the bold and ambitious drama series Humans, which is set to start filming this Autumn. (more...)

Franni Bacot Releases INVASION AT KILKENNY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

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Northern California Author Pens IN HIS WAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

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Drama SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES Releases on DVD 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures will be bringing Del Shores' award-winning play SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES to DVD on November 4, 2014. The GLAAD award-winning play is The Story of four gay boys growing up in the Southern Baptist church and how they deal with the conflict between religion and sexuality. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Live Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Vo - Sep 22, 2014

One of the wonderful things about live theater is that each audience member's experience is different. For me, a favorite aspect of live theater is its ability to suspend disbelief and to transport the audience to the world being presented onstage. When it's done well, immersion into The Story-telling and production can make the audience forget, at least for a moment, that they are watching a bunch of actors in a play. The experience envelopes them, and before long the audience is crying and laughing along with the characters on the stage. (more...)

Jessie Mueller and More Take Part in FWD Theatre Project Concert Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 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, tonight, September 22 at 8 pm (doors open at 6 pmfor food and cocktails). (more...)

STAGE TUBE Exclusive: First Look at Ben Rimalower's New Solo Show 'BAD WITH MONEY'
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2014

Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem-or get rich trying. Written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark, BAD WITH MONEY premieres at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) through November 6. (more...)

Weber State University Theatre Professor Jennifer A. Kokai Named One of Seven Playwrights to Participate in 21st Annual Playwrights' Week in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

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Fig Tree Books Debuts Imprint and Spring 2015 List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Fig Tree Books, a new publishing house focusing on literary fiction exploring the diverse American Jewish experience, announced its inaugural list for the spring 2015 season. (more...)

Charlie Sheen to Return for CBS's TWO AND A HALF MEN Series Finale?
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

TVGuide.com reports that Charlie Sheen is in talks with the CBS network to make a guest starring appearance in the series finale of TWO AND A HALF MEN. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE MONEY SHOT Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Sep 22, 2014

MCC Theater presents the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney, extended due to popular demand now through October 19, 2014. The Money Shot stars Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller and Gia Crovatin. The official opening is set for tonight, September 22, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

First-Ever Revival of FIRST EPISODE to Play Jermyn Street from Oct 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

This Autumn, Primavera, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, stages the first ever revival of Terence Rattigan's debut work, First Episode. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Last Rites' Episode of FX's THE STRAIN
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

On the next episode of FX's new drama series THE STRAIN titled 'Last Rites', Dutch returns with a plan to broadcast Eph's warning about the vampiric plague. However, they face a new threat when Eichhorst launches his own attack against the pawn shop. (more...)

New Musical Stage Version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to Play The Bushnell November 25-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

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VIDEO: First Look - New Trailer for Season 5 of AMC's THE WALKING DEAD
by - Sep 22, 2014

AMC has released a new trailer for the upcoming fifth season of their hit series, THE WALKING DEAD. The new season premieres October 12 Sundays 9/8c. Only on AMC. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Psychedelic Pop Band Three Minute Tease Release New Single 'Drinking Horn' to Celebrate 9/23 Release of New CD, 'Bite The Hand'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

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Review Roundup: EVITA Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Sep 22, 2014

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA returns to London's West End for a strictly limited season at the Dominion Theatre. The musical considered by many to be Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterwork will play for 55 performances only in the West End, with musical theatre and pop icon Marti Pellow playing Che, Ben Forster playing Augustin Magaldi, and newcomer Madalena Alberto in the title role. EVITA officially opens tonight, 22 September. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Ziegfeld Society to Present Walter Willison in JOLSON, MY DAD & ME, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Walter Willison in JOLSON, MY DAD & ME on Saturday, September 27th. The multi-media musical weaves together the songs of Al Jolson to tell The Story of his father as a young man, growing up in the early part of the 20th Century, through Prohibition, The Great Depression, WWII, and into the present day, and of his own personal encounters with such iconic Jolson associates as Ruby Keeler, Patsy Kelly, Judy Garland, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin and others. Featuring such all-time American Songbook classics as 'Rockabye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody', 'Swanee', 'You Made Ne Love You' and many more. (more...)

Joe Barros to Direct CARRIE THE MUSICAL at Michigan State, 10/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Michigan State University's Department of Theatre welcomes Joe Barros as the guest director of the thrilling October production, Carrie the Musical, which will play at the Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center from Oct 10 - Oct 19, 2014. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Becomes Top Box Office Title in All Mediums
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Disney's THE LION KING stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office earnings of any work in any media in entertainment history. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Yellow Tree Theatre Recruits an All-Star Team for their Sweet, Funny, Beautiful Production of THE RAINMAKER
by Jill Schafer - Sep 22, 2014

Sometimes something or someone comes along in life that changes everything. Such is Starbuck, aka THE RAINMAKER, to the Curry family in Depression era middle America in N. Richard Nash's play 60-year-old play. Yellow Tree Theatre is mounting a lovely new production of this play with an all-star team of YTT regulars and newcomers. It's funny and sweet, hopeful and devastating, a prime example of the beautiful theater that Yellow Tree has been doing for going on seven years, made only richer by the influx of talent from the larger Twin Cities theater scene. (more...)

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors Announce Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are thrilled to bring the Good Light album out West for the first time ever this fall. The month-long trek will kick off with a special Halloween weekend performance at this year's Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans, where they'll be joining an incredible bill featuring Outkast, Skrillex, Foo Fighters, and a ton more! Immediately following, Texas' Penny and Sparrow will join them as they make their way out West. The two bands officially kick off the West Coast run at the Soda Bar in San Diego on November 3rd and work their way up the Coast hitting the Troubadour in Los Angeles on the 4th, passing through Felton and Napa on the 5th and 6th and playing The Chapel in San Francisco on the 7th. The tour will also visit Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City, Boulder and more before wrapping on November 21st, at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS. (more...)

Gladys Knight Joins Cast of Fox's EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Knight will play herself and perform on the series, with the option to appear in a recurring capacity. (more...)

BWW Previews: Wayward Brings Sci Fi to Stage with Bixby's MAN FROM EARTH
by Todd Zeigler - Sep 22, 2014

The best sci fi, profound messages lay beneath the spectacle, and Wayward Actors Company will mine a choice piece of work when it presents Jerome Bixby's "The Man From Earth" Oct. 3-12 at The Bards Town. (more...)

Hulu Orders New Series Based on Stephen King's 11/22/63
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Hulu announced today that it has ordered straight to series a project from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV based on Stephen King's novel 11/22/63. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Woolly Mammoth Puts Unique, Disturbing Spin on MARIE ANTOINETTE
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 22, 2014

We've all heard of the plight of Marie Antoinette, but those that make a visit to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company throughout the next few weeks can perhaps see it in a slightly different light. And that's a good thing. (more...)

Sequel to Del Shores' Smash Cult Hit SORDID LIVES Announced
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Award-winning Writer/Director/Producer Del Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies, 'Queer As Folk', Blues For Willadean) has announced that his next feature film project will be A Very Sordid Wedding, a sequel to his 2001 gay cult classic film Sordid Lives. (more...)

BoucharDanse to Bring Two Shows to NextSteps 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

BoucharDanse, in collaboration with Théâtre la Tangente, presents L'Implorante and L'éternel voyage as part of Harbourfront Centre, NextSteps 2014-15 season, a DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event. (more...)

Preview Emma Thompson's 'God, That's Good!' From This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 22, 2014

A first look at multi-award-winning stage and screen superstar Emma Thompson in this week's Live From Lincoln Center telecast of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's acclaimed musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET is now available available to view. (more...)

BWW Review: Fresh Production, Unfresh Play: AMADEUS at Center Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 22, 2014

There is nothing wrong with the handsome production director Kwame Kwei-Armah has given us, from the amazing two-storey set by Timothy R. Mackabee to the decolletage-heavy, periwig-topped, bustle-bottomed, gilded costumes of David Burdick, to the sturdy performances of Bruce Randolph Nelson and Stanton Nash as Salieri and Mozart, to literally everything else associated with this resurrection of the show. I am convinced that the problem lies with the script itself. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/20-9/21/2014
by - Sep 21, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/21- ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2014

Today in 1966, Annie Get Your Gun opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 77 performances.Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin and a book by Herbert Fields and his sister Dorothy Fields. The Story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860-1926), who was a sharpshooter from Ohio, and her husband, Frank Butler. Songs that became hits include 'There's No Business Like Show Business', 'Doin' What Comes Natur'lly', 'You Can't Get a Man with a Gun', 'They Say It's Wonderful', and 'Anything You Can Do.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SHOPLIFTERS Offers Laughs, Chance to Ponder at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 21, 2014

'The Shoplifters' is a perfect way to start the 65th Season at Arena Stage off right! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE KING AND I at Zach Theatre is a Sumptuous, Opulent Production of an American Musical Theatre Classic
by Frank Benge - Sep 21, 2014

Rodgers & Hammerstein are, to me, the comfort food of musical theatre. Of all their shows, THE KING AND I holds up the best some 65 years on. It avoids the saccharine sweetness and didactic qualities of some of their other works. The musical is based on the 1944 novel 'Anna and the King of Siam' by Margaret Landon, which was derived from Anna Leonowens memoirs of her time as governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860's. The musical tells The Story of Anna, a British schoolteacher hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. Their relationship is marked by conflict as well as by a love that neither can admit to. Premiering on March 29 in 1951, THE KING AND I ran nearly three years, and, at the time, was the fourth longest-running Broadway musical in history. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIR Opens at the Barn Players in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Sep 21, 2014

Step into the dawning of the Age of Aquarius with Hair now playing at the Barn Players in Mission, Kan. The musical with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot opened Friday September 19 and runs through October 5. The original rock musical opened Off-Broadway in 1967 at the Joseph Papp's Public Theater and in 1968 opened on Broadway running for 1,750 performances. (more...)

Artscape's Heritage Festival Presents Theatre, Music, Dance and Poetry Sept. 24-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Multicultural theatre, music, dance and poetry productions are set to engage audiences in a celebration of South Africa's rich heritage at the Artscape Theatre. With South Africa's annual Heritage Day taking place on 24 September, The Artscape Heritage Festival will present a series of productions until 30 September that reflect on South Africa's history, the struggle for freedom, the pros and cons of life in the 'new' South Africa and the Rainbow Nation's rich cultural diversity. (more...)

Unbound Productions Presents WICKED LIT 2014, 10/03-11/08
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced details for WICKED LIT 2014, the 6th annual immersive theatre event that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. The production will run from October 3-November 8, 2014. (more...)

Comedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart Brings Hilarity To Laughlin Laugh Festival, 10/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Just back from entertaining the troops in the Middle East, comedy hypnotist Don Barnhart will turn the audience into the stars of the show Oct 4th-5th at The Laughlin Laugh Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: LOST IN YONKERS- a Magnificent Opening for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Sep 21, 2014

It will make you laugh, make you want to cry, and make you want to see it again, Neil Simon's Lost In Yonkers opened Saturday September 20 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City. Karen Paisley directs the amazing production that marks the 10th season of the theatrical company and their 50th production. One member of the audience told me she had seen Lost in Yonkers in New York and preferred the Met production, with the smaller more intimate stage. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014
by BWW - Sep 21, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014! (more...)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Talks to Star in THE SNOWDEN FILES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Even a year after Edward Snowden released NSA files, the interest in his story seems to have no end. According to ComingSoon.net, in addition to the Laura Poitras documentary, Citizen Four (set to premiere Oct. 24), filmmaker Oliver Stone is also working on a film about the incident, called THE SNOWDEN FILES: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED MAN. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is reportedly the top pick to play the title role. (more...)

BWW Preview: Major Family Shake Up Ahead on the Final Season of PARENTHOOD
by Matt Smith - Sep 21, 2014

In last season's finale, Haddie comes home and reveals some news to the family; Joel and Julia show huge signs of reconciliation; Drew gets the Pontiac, as Zeek and Camille prepare to say goodbye to the house; Hank & Sarah finally get together; in the episode's final moments, Adam seems to take on the role of family patriarch, and Amber steps into a pharmacy and grabs a pregnancy test. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking Satire THE WHY Investigates Who's To Blame for Senseless School Shootings
by Shari Barrett - Sep 20, 2014

According to Blank Artistic Producer Noah Wyle, "THE WHY is a truly original take on a very serious and very complex subject: what is happening to the youth of America? Why are kids killing each other? Who or what is to blame? Through blended styles, mixed media, and a constant shifting between drama, farce, satire, and melodrama, THE WHY… manages to debunk several popular theories being touted by 'experts' in the media. Its continued relevance is frightening." And personally, I love theater that makes you think, even if there is no apparent answer to the questions being asked. (more...)

Photo Flash: Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo, & NORMAL HEART Team Featured in Emmys Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

The star-studded team of the Emmy Award-winning HBO special, THE NORMAL HEART is appearing in Emmy Magazine's Emmy Bash Photo Splash issue. Among those included in the pictures are THE NORMAL HEART actors Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, and more. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME Writers Discuss Anna and Elsa's Move to Storybrooke
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

As BroadwayWorld.com previously reported, ONCE UPON A TIME season four is getting frozen. Characters from the hit new animated Disney musical, Frozen, will be joining The Storybrooke characters when the new season premieres on ABC on September 28. (more...)

National School Boards Association Joins Effort to Distribute '12 Years a Slave' to U.S. Public High Schools
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has partnered with New Regency, Fox Searchlight, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to make copies of the acclaimed film, book, and study guide "12 Years a Slave" available to America's public high schools. This nationwide educational initiative was the brainchild of director Steve McQueen and Montel Williams, and now "12 Years a Slave" educator toolkits are available to all public high school teachers timed to the 2014-15 school year. (more...)

Anthony Hopkins to Star in New Thriller, GO WITH ME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Deadline reports that Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins is joining Kidnapping Freddy Heineken's Daniel Alfredson on new thriller, GO WITH ME. Presented by Enderby Entertainment and The Gotham Group, GO WITH ME is based on Castle Freeman Jr.'s 2008 novel of the same title. (more...)

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