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Cast Announced for BIG RIVER at The Lone Tree Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tony-Nominated Director Randal Myler and multi-talented Music Director Dan Wheetman return to Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) to create a new vision for Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after setting the bar high with Hank Williams: Lost Highway last spring and John Denver Holiday Concert in 2012. Returning to the roots of Mark Twain's classic American folktale, this production of Big River focuses on the talent and voices of the cast as they each become storytellers. (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Company to Wrap Season with EXIT STRATEGY, 5/9-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Jackalope Theatre Company's season concludes with the world premiere of EXIT STRATEGY written by Ike Holter and directed by founding company member Gus Menary. It will play May 9 - June 15 in Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets will be available through beginning April 17. The Press Performance is Thursday, May 15 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Stephen Geller Releases 'A Little Piece of Me'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

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THE TRIAL OF CY O'CONNOR to Play Fremantle Workers' Club, Begin. 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

LEGENDARY West Australian figure CY O'Connor is being put on trial this May - in a play that re-imagines his tragic end. (more...)

Netflix to Premiere Final Season of THE KILLING, 8/1
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Netflix has announced via Facebook that the six-episode final season of THE KILLING will premiere August 1. (more...)

John Tartaglia to Join Little Orchestra Society for THE COMPOSER IS DEAD, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

On Saturday, May 17th, Tony nominated actor John Tartaglia, will join The Little Orchestra Society and its Music Director, James Judd, for the delightfully wry whodunit The Composer is Dead, a musical collaboration between New York Times best-selling children's author Lemony Snicket and his high school friend, composer Nathaniel Stookey. The performance, taking place at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, is part of The Little Orchestra Society's popular Happy Concerts for Young People series for children ages 6 to 12. The Orchestra will also premiere Kenji Bunch's Embrace featuring Tracy Silverman on electric violin. This concerto was written to celebrate the theme of ' family.' (more...)

Berkshire Playwrights Lab's 2014 Reading Season to Open 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Berkshire Playwrights Lab continues its innovative approach to incubating new theatrical works during its 7th season of readings at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, Mass). (more...)

Underground Railway Theater's SILA Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Underground Railway Theater will present the world premiere of Chantal Bilodeau's Sila from April 24 through May 25, 2014. Sila directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The press performance is Monday, April 28 at 7:30PM. (more...)

MEMPHIS National Tour to Play Gallo Center, 5/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

"Memphis," the Broadway musical that won four Tony Awards in 2010, including for Best Musical, is coming to the Gallo Center for the Arts May 16 - 18. The show also was honored that year with four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Music, and four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score and Outstanding Choreography. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - Cast of HBO's THE NORMAL HEART Grace May Cover of Vogue
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Ryan Murphy, the writer, director and producer of HBO's upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, along with cast members Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons grace the May cover of Vogue Magazine (more...)

HAMLET Closes this Weekend at USC's Drayton Hall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Theatre South Carolina will conclude its 2013-14 season with a production of Shakespeare's haunting tale of revenge and madness, Hamlet, April 18-26 at Drayton Hall Theatre. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre to Present LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, 5/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Dundalk Community Theatre concludes its 40th Anniversary season with the modern family Tony© Award winning musical La Cage Aux Folles. The show is directed by Tom Colonna, choreographed by Tom Wyatt and features local favorites Edward J. Peters (as Albin) and Jeff Burch (as Georges). The show runs from May 2 to May 11. Individual tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under. (more...)

Diamond Head Theatre Presents CATCH ME IF YOU CAN from 5/23 to 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Diamond Head Theatre (DHT) proudly presents Catch Me If You Can! Based on the hit DreamWorks® film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is a high-flying Broadway musical that tells The Story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

A unique novel has just been released that turns Plato's complicated philosophy into an adventure story that appeals to children. In scenes from the book the characters find themselves escaping Plato's Cave, creating Plato's Ideal City and fighting with Plato's four elements. (more...)

Le Petit Theatre Partners with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity for DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Begin. 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre (Le Petit) has selected New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) as its charitable partner for the upcoming production of Death of a Salesman opening May 9. The theatre has set a goal of raising $3,000 for the organization by collecting donations at each show. On May 20th, employees of Le Petit, along with the show's cast and crew, will spend a day volunteering for the organization onsite. (more...)

The Ringwald to Stage INTO THE WOODS, 5/2-6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Nearing the end of a season devoted to words and stories, it only makes sense to close with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's seminal musical INTO THE WOODS. The ultimate storybook musical gets mightily reimagined by Ferndale's feisty theatre, The Ringwald, in association with Two Muses Theatre, F.R.E.D., and Kickham Hanley PLLC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hyper-Gender Glam Rock Goes Family Friendly in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Michael Dale - Apr 24, 2014

With the exception of Bertolt Brecht plays and Robert Mapplethorpe photographs, there's not a subversive work of art that doesn't eventually get accepted as nostalgic family friendly fun. (more...)

Edward Watts to Join Cast of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Edward Watts (Scandalous on Broadway; Superman in It's a Bird..Plane..It's Superman at Encores!), has signed on to join the cast of The Fantasticks, for two weeks only, right before its 56th anniversary on May 3, producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced. Mr. Watts will begin performances on Monday, April 28th and continue on in the role until Monday, May 12. (more...)

New Documentary Short 'Frozen Homeland' Is Story of Survival for Upper Peninsula-Based Tribe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

WATERSMEET, Mich., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Facing the harshest winter on record, skyrocketing propane prices and some of its members choosing between food and heat, the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is the subject of a new documentary short which takes viewers on a journey to one of the most geographically-isolated areas of the United States in a compelling story of survival.Frozen Homeland, (available at created by award-winning filmmakers of Earthstream Media at Legend Group Studios, is The Story of a band of Native Americans doing everything they can to survive under brutal, life-threatening conditions.  The filmmakers were provided unprecedented access to the tribe's leaders, members and the Reservation itself.'Ours is a story of survival,' said Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Chairman Jim Williams, who is featured in the documentary.  'We are very proud people with a roaring entrepreneurial spirit and driven to take care of one another.'The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians' Reservation is located on their traditional homeland, 10 miles north of the Wisconsin border on Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Many Native American tribes are geographically isolated, but the Lac Vieux Desert's location in the U.P. is uniquely remote.Determined to overcome the challenges of geographic isolation, the tribe has relentlessly sought to maintain its self-sufficiency, staying focused on sustainability through economic development.  Tribal leaders are doing all they can to help their people through revenues generated through its various business ventures. It's these ventures that have helped the tribe survive, achieve and grow stronger.One of the businesses featured in the documentary is the tribe's online lending enterprise, a key revenue generator for the tribe, providing 42 percent of its general fund budget. The revenue from the business is used to fund core programs and services offered by the tribe including housing, education, health services, scholarships and propane assistance to help tribal members survive the harsh winters.'We have an online lending business that we started about three years ago that has been very profitable for the tribe when it comes to providing dollars for the services that we need to provide for our people,' Chairman Williams said. The documentary explores how federal cutbacks as well as new regulatory challenges are impacting the tribe's licensed online businesses.  Now tribal leaders are not only fighting to survive the harsh winter but to preserve their basic right of sovereignty.'We find ourselves asking for Congress to help us preserve those rights and our sovereignty to make sure that they're not jeopardized,' said Chairman Williams.Frozen Homeland is available for instant viewing at  To learn more about the documentary or to schedule a screening, contact the Native American Financial Services Association at (more...)

Command Decision Now in eBook
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - William Wister Haines memorialized his experience as a U.S. Air Force officer in his telling of Command Decision, now in eBook, published by RosettaBooks. Originally written for the stage, producers feared the play came too soon after the close of the war and would not be welcomed by a war-weary public. However, after serializing The Story in 1947 with much success, the play had a long run on Broadway with 409 performances. (more...)

NBC & USA Options to Develop Two Telemundo Original Scripted Drama Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Telemundo announced today it has granted NBCUniversal Entertainment an option to develop “El Señor de los Cielos” (The Lord of the Skies), the network's highest-rated novela last season, and USA Network an option to develop the upcoming and highly-anticipated novela “Mujer de Acero” (more...)

Omaha Performing Arts to Present WICKED Anti-Bullying Summit at The Holland Center, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

On Thursday, May 8, Omaha Performing Arts will present an Anti-Bullying Summit in partnership with WICKED, the Broadway touring production and the Anti-Defamation League-Plains States Region. Two-hundred sixty-five students and adults are expected to attend the Anti-Bullying Summit that will begin at 8:30 a.m. The day-long summit will include interactive anti-bullying workshops for students in grades 8 through 11. Educators, youth group leaders, counselors and college education majors will also participate in anti-bullying workshops specifically tailored for adults who work with students. The morning summit will be followed by a matinee performance of WICKED at Omaha's Orpheum Theater. Summit participants will conclude the day by engaging in a Q&A talk-back discussion with WICKED cast members focusing on the anti-bullying themes portrayed in the show. (more...)

Beck Youth Theater to Close 65th Season with THE WIZARD OF OZ, 5/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Beck Center for the Arts Youth Theater closes its 65th anniversary season with The Wizard of Oz on the Mackey Main Stage May 9 - May 18, 2014. Featuring 80 Beck Center students, audiences will enjoy the adventures of Dorothy, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Toto too on their journey along the yellow brick road. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets for are on sale now. (more...)

DreamWrights to Present DOCTOR DOLITTLE as Part of Sensory-Friendly Series, Begin. 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre has launched a new Sensory-Friendly Series to make its performances more accessible to children and adults with autism or sensory sensitivities. Productions in the new series will include one sensory-friendly performance within the show schedule. The first production to be included in this new series is Doctor Dolittle which runs from May 9-25. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, BIG FISH and More Set for The Aurora Fox's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Aurora Fox is pleased to announce its 30th season - a Season of Storytellers. Details below! (more...)

Echo Valley Art Group Exhibition, St. Elouise Concert, MAGNOLIA CITY Book Release and More Set for First Friday at The Ware Center, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The next First Friday at The Ware Center features three art shows, music by an up-and-coming trio, orchestra music featuring a Van Cliburn Winner and a multi-media presentation launching a local author's debut novel. Learn more below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Talks the Thrills of Playing VIOLET on NBC NY
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, is now playing at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Foster recently stopped by NBC New York to chat about what it's like leading the company, and you can check out her full interview below! (more...)

An American Tradition On PBS For 25 Years: The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT Live From The U.S. Capitol
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ PBS's NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, the iconic event that has become a national tradition, will mark its 25 th anniversary with a special tribute to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.  Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the inspiring night of remembrance will offer veterans from Afghanistan the grateful thanks of our nation, commemorate the 70 th anniversary of World War II's D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy, and look back at the stories of service and sacrifice featured throughout the years during the annual concert. (more...)

MTV Orders New Summer Reality Series, Renews SNOOKI & JWOWW, REAL WORLD and More
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

MTV, a division of Viacom Inc., today announced a diverse summer programming slate featuring a mix of scripted, reality and competition series including the premieres of new series 'Finding Carter' and 'Snack-Off,' along with the highly anticipated return of 'Teen Wolf' season four and Rob Dyrdek's 'Ridiculousness' season five at its annual Upfront Presentation at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Trey Parker, Matt Stone Pen Lopez Tribute for TIME's 100 Most Influential People; Read in Full!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

In the special issue, Tony Award winners Trey Parker and Matt Stone (Book of Mormon) pen a loving tribute to the award winning husband and wife composing team. (more...)

22 Artists to Address the Legacy of WW1 in AFTER A WAR at LIFT 2014, June 24-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

LIFT 2014 presents After A War, 24 - 29 June 2014 at Southbank Centre and Battersea Arts Centre. The artistic response to war can be poetic, profound, harsh - and sometimes even surprisingly playful; a reaction to both the war itself and the long shadow it casts many years after the event. (more...)

VIDEO: Dr. Rob Istad Interviews THE RADIO HOUR Composer Jake Heggie and Conductor John Alexander, Parts 1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The internationally-acclaimed Pacific Chorale in Orange County, CA will be presenting a new work created by American opera composer Jake Heggie, and the versatile librettist Gene Scheer entitled 'THE RADIO HOUR'. The choral opera will be conducted by Pacific Chorale's Artistic Director, John Alexander, and stage-directed by James R. Taulli. The premiere work will be performed by the organization's chamber choir, The John Alexander Singers, accompanied by an 8-member ensemble of musicians who are members of Pacific Symphony. The performance is on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. Scroll down to see an interview with composer Jake Heggie and conductor John Alexander! (more...)

THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS, Martin Moran's ALL THE RAGE and More Set for Curious Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Curious Theatre Company proudly announces the 17th season, and commits to expanding the scope of its fearless and thought-provoking onstage work for Denver audiences. (more...)

OSF Builds Professional & Pre-Professional Orchestra for INTO THE WOODS, Running June-Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Amanda Dehnert, director and musical director of this season's Into the Woods, have assembled not only the largest orchestra to play on the Allen Elizabethan Theatre stage, but also the first to gather both professional and emerging pre-professional artists for a true master-apprentice experience. (more...)

Court Theatre's 59th Season to Close with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, 5/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly will run May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Lady Parts Theatre to Make Brighton Fringe Debut With BECAUSE SHE LOVED THE LION, May 3-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Lady Parts Theatre will make their Brighton Fringe debut with Because She Loved The Lion beginning 3rd May at Upstairs at Ten and Three. The show will run through 8th May and will feature performances at 1:00pm on 3rd-5th May and performances at 7:00pm on 6th-8th May. (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy to Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY; Performances Begin 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the production of 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 begin on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28. Single tickets start at $28 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at (more...)

Sundance Institute Selects Nine Projects Including CAUGHT and THE GOOD BOOK for 2014 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort, July 7-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected to participate in its 2014 Theatre Lab, July 7-27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 10 residential labs the Institute will host for artists this summer, collectively representing the most promising new independent theatre and film projects. (more...)

truTV Announces Designers Competing on New Series MOTOR CITY MASTERS, Hosted by Brooke Burns
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

truTV has unveiled the designers ready to put their skills and creativity to the test as they compete on the brand new series Motor City Masters. (more...)

Meg Ryan to Narrate CBS' HOW I MET YOUR DAD
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

According to Deadline, Meg Ryan has been tapped to voice the older version of Greta Gerwig's Sally in CBS' How I Met Your Mother spin-off, HOW I MET YOUR DAD. Saget provided the 'aged' voice of Josh Radnor in the original series, which just wrapped its nine-season run on the network. (more...)

Galleon Theatre Group to Present Australian Premiere of LOVES AND HOURS, May 21-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Galleon Theatre Group proudly presents an Australian premiere of Loves & Hours, written by Stephan Metcalfe and directed by Eric Strauts. A preview performance on May 21 will be followed by an opening on May 22. The show will run through May 31 with performances at 8:00pm, as well as a 2:00pm matinee performance on May 31. All performances will be at The Domain Theatre in the Marion Cultural Centre in Oaklands Park. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WAR HORSE at the Capitol Theatre is Epic and Intimate
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 23, 2014

The national tour of WAR HORSE, currently playing the Capitol Theatre, is moving and at once epic and intimate. It is deeply theatrical in its simple, cerebral staging, but it is also spectacular in its groundbreaking puppeteering and its effective, restrained use of projections and lighting effects. (more...)

Jim Findlay's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Set for Times Square, 5/9-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Time Square Arts, in partnership with Allied Partners and Brickman Real Estate, will present Jim Findlay's Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience, produced by Collapsable Giraffe and 3-Legged Dog. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The 14th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, which opens to the public from June 7 through November 23, 2014, will feature a collateral event titled TIME SPACE EXISTENCE. Barcelona-based Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA) will contribute an exhibition to TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, at The Palazzo Bembo, located at Riva del Carbon, 4793-4785, Venezia 30124. (more...)

Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o to Join Disney's Live-Action JUNGLE BOOK?
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o are in talks to join the cast of Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action/VFX remake of Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK. (more...)

Stratford Festival to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday All Season with KING LEAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More, 5/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Stratford Festival is celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare all season long, with five Shakespeare productions on its stages and a series of more than 20 special events at the Forum. (more...)

Bloomington Civic Theatre to Present GYPSY, Starring Dora Dolphin as Baby June, 4/25-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Bloomington Civic Theatre is proud to present Gypsy at the Schneider Theatre, starring Dora Dolphin as Baby June. Gypsy is directed by Zach Curtis, choreographed by Shannon Roberg, and musically directed by Anita Ruth. The show will run April 25-May 25, 2014. (more...)

ARE WE THERE YET? and Disney's SLEEPING BEAUTY KIDS Set for PCA's 2014 Summer Youth Theatre Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Scroll down for 2014 SYTP program and enrollment information at the Prescott Center for the Arts! (more...)

First Poster Revealed For Julia Roberts In THE NORMAL HEART
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 23, 2014

The first poster depicting Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts in the forthcoming HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play THE NORMAL HEART is now available to view. (more...)

Grove Theatre Announces Passion Musical THE KINGDOM, 4/25 - 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Grove Theatre announces a new passion play, The Kingdom, A Rock Musical, opening Friday, April 25th and running on weekends for 6 performances only through Sunday May 4th. (more...)

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