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They're Going Back to the Woods! Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Set for INTO THE WOODS Reunion at Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Audiences have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to journey back into the woods and American musical theater history with the creators and original Broadway cast of the award-winning musical Into the Woods on Sunday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. Part conversation, part musical selections, this one-night-only reunion celebration is being written and produced by Eileen Roberts in association with Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It features special guests composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and author and director James Lapine, along with original Broadway cast members Bernadette Peters (The Witch), Joanna Gleason (The Baker's Wife), Chip Zien (The Baker), Robert Westenberg (Cinderella's Prince and Wolf), Kim Crosby (Cinderella), Danielle Ferland (Little Red Riding Hood) and Ben Wright (Jack). Mo Rocca is the moderator; Tedd Firth is the musical director. (more...)

Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate have been cast in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21st November 2014 - 7th March 2015. Press Night is Monday 1st December, 8pm. Public booking opens today. (more...)

12 Days of Barbra Streisand - Throwback Thursday with Harold Arlen
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 4, 2014

Here at BroadwayWorld.com, we could NOT be more excited about the upcoming September 16th release of the highly anticipated latest album, PARTNERS, from Broadway's greatest export - Barbra Streisand. In honor of the album's 12 brand-new duets, we're counting down with 12 days of Barbra! To pre-order the album, click here for Amazon.com, iTunes.com or to order direct. (more...)

BAFTA to Host A LIFE IN PICTURES With Ray Winstone
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that Ray Winstone, the BAFTA-nominated and Emmy-winning actor, will discuss his craft and career at a special 'BAFTA A Life in Pictures' event at BAFTA's headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Sunday 5 October. (more...)

Young Footliters to Present THE LION, THE WITCH, & THE WARDROBE, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Young Footliters presents Joseph Robinette's adaptation of the C. S. Lewis novel The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe for 4 performances, September 12-14 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The production features 32 local children in 4th grade through 10th grades and is directed by Matt Falduto. Hills Bank is the supporting sponsor. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance's 20at20 Returns this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance will again sponsor 20at20, the bi-annual celebration of Off Broadway. The popular promotion, which begins September 9th and continues through September 28th, makes $20 tickets available for 45 Off Broadway plays and musicals twenty minutes prior to curtain. Now in its 8th year, 20at20 has become one of New York's most eagerly anticipated promotions for people who want to see exciting shows at amazing prices. (more...)

Meryl Streep Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Poster Art!
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Disney has just released all-new poster art for the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS. The film hits theaters on December 25th. Check it out below! (more...)

ESCAPE FROM CIRCLE 8 Begins 10/31 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Just in time for All Hallows' Eve, the world premiere of playwright Sarah Lawrence's ESCAPE FROM CIRCLE 8 - an immersive new play that draws inspiration from Dante's 'Inferno' set in Tijuana's hottest cantina - directed by Todd Conner and presented Off-Broadway at the Huron Club at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Urban Stages' 31st Season to Include SHATTER, WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Stages, today announced the 2014-'15 season which will launch with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Shatter by prolific Canadian playwright Trina Davies. (more...)

The Hope Players' INTO THE WOODS to Support Hope for Change Foundation, 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Local non-profit theater group The Hope Players announces the latest in their signature series of fundraising performances - Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's masterpiece Into the Woods. The group is affiliated with The Hope for Change Foundation (HFC) - a Westchester-based non-profit organization that raises money for breast cancer research through theatrical endeavors. (more...)

VIDEO: It's Here! Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick & More Shine in First Teaser for Disney's Star-Studded INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The first teaser trailer for Rob Marshall's big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical INTO THE WOODS has arrived! The musical will hit theaters on December 25, 2014 from Walt Disney Pictures. Click here to get a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Launches Official Website
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS can now peruse the official website for the film, launched today. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Unveils New Promotional Poster
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

An eye-grabbing new promotional poster for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been released. (more...)

First Production Photos From INTO THE WOODS Movie! Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 30, 2014

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS may find some salvation later this week if new reports are correct that a teaser trailer is on its way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CCT's Summer Youth Conservatory Production, INTO THE WOODS JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Columbus Children's Theatre presents their summer youth conservatory show, INTO THE WOODS, JR, July 30 - August 10, 2014 at The Park Street Theatre. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Trailer To Premiere On ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT?
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 30, 2014

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS will apparently find some salvation later this week when the long-awaited teaser trailer premieres on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT if new social media suggestions are correct. (more...)

Central City Opera to Present THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 8/2-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Audiences of all ages can hum along to their favorite songs like 'Edelweiss,' 'My Favorite Things' 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' and title song 'The Sound of Music' when Central City Opera (CCO) brings to Denver one of the most popular Broadway productions of all time, The Sound of Music. Rodgers and Hammerstein II's Tony Award winning musical, which was also an Academy Award winning movie, is Central City Opera's final production for the 2014 Festival. The Sound of Music will be performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex for seven performances only from August 2 through August 10. Directed by Ken Cazan, who also directed CCO's critically acclaimed production of Dead Man Walking this summer, The Sound of Music will be performed in English with a full live orchestra. Single tickets range from $30 to $106. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 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 Pippin below! (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Trailer To Be Released This Week?
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2014

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS may find some salvation later this week if new reports are correct that a teaser trailer is on its way. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JPAC's BIG FISH in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center concludes its 2013-14 season with the new Broadway musical BIG FISH with music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa, book by esteemed screenwriter John August, directed by Artistic Director Dante J. Orfei, music direction by John Warren and choreography by Dina DiCostanzo. BIG FISH plays through August 9, 2014 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

HOUSE OF THE WITCHDOCTOR Set for 9/16 DVD & VOD Release
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing House of The Witch Doctor on DVD/VOD (iTunes, Comcast, Vubiquity) on September 16, 2014. Directed and written by Devon Mikolas, House of The Witch Doctor stars Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil's Rejects), Allan Kayser (Night of the Creeps), Callie Stephens and David Willis. (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...)

Summer Rep to Present 'CAMP ROCK' and THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE at the Civic Theatre, 7/25-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts have announced the Summer Repertory Theatre (SRT) presentation of Camp Rock: The Musical and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. (more...)

Abrahamse & Meyer Productions to Present New Adaptation of Tennessee Williams' ONE ARM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

After the international success of KINGDOM OF EARTH and THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE, Abrahamse & Meyer Productions have been granted special permission by the Tennessee Williams Estate to adapt one of the famed playwright's most famous erotic short stories for the stage. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Conversation with Tara Bissett: Actress, Singer, Storyteller
by Noelle Hannibal - Aug 7, 2014

Tara Bissett was always interested in the arts. Born in Montreal and raised in Montreal, Ontario and the US, her parents encouraged her from an early age to involve herself in art classes and choir in school. Having traveled overseas just after high school, Bissett returned to Montreal for university and has remained ever since. Bissett was shy as child, so although she loved the idea of theatre, she was too shy to go out for lead roles or solos and instead performed in the ensemble, keeping herself in the background. She focused primarily on the visual arts, eventurally earning a degree in Fine Art. (more...)

THE SONDHEIM REVIEW Presents - Sondheim 101: Into the Woods at 25
by The Sondheim Review - Aug 5, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to kick off a brand new partnership with THE SONDHEIM REVIEW. Each month we'll be bringing you special, and exclusive archives from the quarterly magazine dedicated to the work of the musical theatre and Broadway's foremost composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Each issue contains news, interviews, features, reviews, historical information, upcoming productions in your area, puzzles, and more. Our correspondents in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and all over the world bring you the latest, most accurate information and insights. (more...)

Rob Marshall Discusses Anna Kendrick As Cinderella In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 5, 2014

Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming this Christmas and the director of the enterprise, Rob Marshall, offers some observations on the starry cast of the film in a new interview. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes Look at CCT's Summer Youth Conservatory Show, INTO THE WOODS, JR.
by Stage Tube - Aug 5, 2014

Columbus Children's Theatre presents their summer youth conservatory show, INTO THE WOODS, JR, July 30 - August 10, 2014 at The Park Street Theatre. Check out a behind-the-scenes look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westchester Broadway Theatre's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

This enchanting musical tells the tale of Dorothy Gale (Devon Perry), who lives on a Kansas farm with her aunt and uncle and dreams of one day traveling 'Over The Rainbow'. One day, a tornado sweeps her house up into the sky and Dorothy and her little dog Toto suddenly find themselves in the magical Land of Oz! Dorothy joins Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion and they journey through the magical Land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. (more...)

Rob Marshall Comments On Cast Camaraderie & Live Singing In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 4, 2014

A first look at Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been released and the director of the enterprise, Rob Marshall, offers some observations on the creation of the film in a new interview. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NO MAN'S LAND Reveals the Ambiguous World of Harold Pinter
by Barry Lenny - Aug 4, 2014

This performance has Michael Baldwin and John Edge, as Spooner and Hirst, and the two are simply marvellous together, (more...)

Photo Flash: Tennessee Williams-Inspired ONE ARM Opens at the Artscape Today, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Following a brief preview period, Abrahamse & Meyer Productions celebrate the official opening of their production of ONE ARM, a brand new adaptation of the Tennessee Williams short story by Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer, with a series of photographs taken by legendary theatre photographer, Pat Bromilow Downing. (more...)

Meryl Streep & Billy Magnussen Behind The Scenes Of INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 30, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)

Emily Blunt On Working With Meryl Streep & Chris Pine In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 3, 2014

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to cinemas this this Christmas via Disney and one of the stars of the film, Emily Blunt, offers some astute observations about her co-stars Meryl Streep and Chris Pine in a new interview. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital "American Cultural Ambassador" to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Gregory Doran's THE WITCH OF EDMONTON at Swan Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Full casting is announced for Gregory Doran's new production of the rarely-performed Jacobean domestic tragedy by Dekker, Ford and Rowley, The Witch of Edmonton. As previously announced Eileen Atkins returns to the RSC in the title role of Elizabeth Sawyer as the RSC continues to stage the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries in the Swan Theatre. The Witch of Edmonton opens for previews on the 23 October 2014 and will play in repertoire with an extended run of The White Devil until the 29 November 2014. (more...)

New Production Photo Of Meryl Streep In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 28, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)

Montana Repertory Theatre to Premiere BROOMSTICK, Begin. 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

BROOMSTICK tells the tale of a contemporary witch, dealing with a guest from long ago, in her mountain home. This one-person show has been delighting and moving audiences from coast to coast during its year long rolling premier partly sponsored by The National New Play Network. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Stage BIG FISH, 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Palo Alto Players opens its 84th season with the West Coast premiere of the colorful and stirring musical, Big Fish (based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August). With music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August, this tender tribute to family and the magic of storytelling is a feast for the eyes, as well as the heart. Big Fish will play for 11 performances (September 12-28, 2014) at the Lucie Stern Theater, located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. (more...)

Rob Marshall Talks Meryl Streep & Johnny Depp In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 2, 2014

Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming this Christmas and the director of the enterprise, Rob Marshall, offers some observations on the starry cast of the film in a new interview. (more...)

S.D. Cargle and Carol Welty Roper Releases REBECCA'S REVENGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

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This Week at Bookworks Features 24 hours of Art at the Rail Yards, Blair Stocker, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

This week at Bookworks features many events like 24 hours of Art at the Rail Yards, Blair Stocker with Wise Craft. There are also many events for kids. For more information visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

Molly Marie Walsh to Star Opposite Russell Grant in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE in London This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Molly Marie Walsh is to play the title role of Millie Dillmount alongside Russell Grant as the mysterious and sinister Mrs Meers in the Off West End premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

New Sondheim INTO THE WOODS Song Cut from Final Version; Marshall Calls Streep's Voice 'Off the Charts'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

INTO THE WOODS director Rob Marshall reveals that a previously reported new Sondheim-penned song for Meryl Streep's character 'The Witch' did not make the film's final cut. (more...)

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 40th Anniversary Season Begins 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will kick off its 40th Anniversary Season on October 12th and for the first time in its history-will present a full schedule of performances in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The milestone season will launch with a gala celebration on October 12th and continue with three productions of G&S classics --- Ruddigore (November 1 & 2); a holiday run of H.M.S. Pinafore (December 26-31); and a limited spring run of The Gondoliers (May 15-17, 2015) all taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). 3 show subscriptions and single Tickets are now onsale. (more...)

New INTO THE WOODS Still of Meryl Streep as The Witch Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

A new still of Oscar winner Meryl Streep as The Witch in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS, has been shared (more...)

Kelly Renee Armstrong, Ricardo Frederick Evans, John Lescault & More Set for Arena Stage's OUR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Soundtrack Now Available For Pre-Order
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 1, 2014

An eye-grabbing new promotional poster for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been released. (more...)

BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS Again! Watch the New Teaser Trailer in High-Definition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2014

Just yesterday BroadwayWorld brought you the new teaser tailer for the highly anticipated Into the Woods film, which hits theatres this Christmas. Now, treat yourself again to the sneak peek- this time is glorious high definition! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: First Midnight! INTO THE WOODS Casts A Spell Onstage & Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 1, 2014

Today we are celebrating the lineage of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's family-friendly fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS now that we have gotten our very first glimpse of the new big screen edition starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp late this week via an attention-grabbing new teaser trailer and production photos. (more...)

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