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SWEENEY TODD to Open at TheatreWorks in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the gripping Broadway musical SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This masterpiece, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, tells the darkly thrilling tale of a 19th century barber's bloody vengeance. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, the devious purveyor of "the worst pies in London," the cruelly wronged Mr. Todd exacts grisly revenge on the residents of London. Theatreworks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will direct this eight-time Tony Award-winning thrill-ride.SWEENEY TODD plays October 8 - November 2, 2014 (press opening October 11) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (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...)

Photo Flash: Iconic Houdini Posters Recreated for Adrien Brody Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

With a little bit of modern magic, a few of Harry Houdini's iconic posters have been recreated with Adrien Brody. These vintage posters were part of Houdini's key to worldwide fame, advertising his different performances and sensational stunts. These posters will be seen in HISTORY's upcoming two-night scripted miniseries, HOUDINI, premiering September 1 at 9 p.m. (more...)

OSTC Receives Six Motif Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

On Monday, August 25, 2014, the Motif Magazine Theater Awards were presented at a ceremony held at Fete in Providence, RI. Since 2006, Motif Magazine has recognized excellence in local theater at many different levels - including Professional (Equity), Semi-Professional (Non-Equity) and Community. This year's awards included productions which were presented between July 2013 and June 2014. Ocean State Theatre Company is proud to have been recognized with a total of six awards - four of which were for their critically acclaimed production of Les Miserables. (more...)

City Lights Theatre Company Begins 2014/15 Season With ART, 09/18-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The City Lights Theatre Company will be beginning its 2014/15 season with Yasmina Reza's 'Art,' followed by 'Build,' 'Exit, Pursued By A Bear,' 'West Side Story', and more. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Melissa Dye & Abigail Ludrof to Join Tim Realbuto for First WUNDERKIND Tour Stop, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q; "Scrubs"), Melissa Dye (Into The Woods; Grease), and Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays; Ghostlight) will join Tim Realbuto on the first stop of his Wunderkind tour this Monday, September 1st. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SIEGFRIED Triumphs at Union Avenue
by Steve Callahan - Aug 27, 2014

The Union Avenue Opera continues its bold venture into Wagner's Ring Cycle with the opening of a fine production of Siegfried, the third in that titanic tetralogical juggernaut that has rolled through opera history since 1874. (more...)

Chatterbox Audio Theater Releases GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Chatterbox Audio Theater, Memphis's only web-based theater company, is proud to announce the release of its newest production: GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES. Performed live as part of the Memphis Children's Theatre Festival in May, this energetic, family-friendly audio recording is a collaboration with Theatre Memphis's touring company ShoWagon. GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES brings to life three tales of folklore collected by the Brothers Grimm: 'The Old Woman in The Woods,' 'Little Red Cap,' and 'The Three Little Birds.' The full production runs approximately 40 minutes and is now available for free streaming or as an mp3 download from www.chatterboxtheater.org. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Wilde Award Nominations Announced for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Wilde Awards 2014 Ceremony will be taking place September 22nd and hosted by EncoreMichigan.com. (more...)

A LITTLE PRINCESS and HANSEL & GRETEL Set for Studio East and StoryBook Theater's Fall 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Studio East and StoryBook Theater will bring two wonderful children's tales for the whole family to the stage this Fall. A Little Princess, recommended for children ages 6+, will be performed by a talented cast of Eastside youth actors ages 10-19. Kids as young as 3 years old will enjoy the humorous antics that StoryBook Theater's Hansel & Gretel get involved in. StoryBook Theater is performed by adult actors at a variety of Puget Sound-area theaters. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Interview Billie Allen at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The League of Professional Theatre Women is pleased to present Actor/Director/Philanthropist BILLIE ALLEN for the next Oral History interview. ALLEN will sit down with Tony Award-Winning Actress PHYLICIA RASHAD to discuss her fascinating work as a theatre artist. The event will be Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis. (more...)

Stephen Wallem Will Bring A BURLEY NIGHT MUSIC to Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Birdland: Jazz Club NYC, presents Stephen Wallem in 'A Burley Night Music' the concert, with direction by Tony-nominee John Tartaglia and musical direction by Beckie Menzie, is a musical and anecdotal retrospective of a very high voice trapped in a very large body. Featuring song from Wallem's big and/or 'simple' guy roles including Shrek in Shrek the musical, Hazel in Pipe Dreams, and Horton the Elephant in Seussical, as well as songs from Hairspray, Elf, Anna Nicole the Opera, The Land Before Time and The Addams Family, all celebrating the big-boned beauty of Broadway and Hollywood. Directed by Tony-nominee John Tartaglia, with original songs, a three-piece band and surprise celebrity guest appearances. (more...)

Deidre Goodwin, Curtis Holbrook & Paul McGill Featured on The Ensemblist's 'Stage to Screen' Episode
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 30th episode: "Stage to Screen." (more...)

Tickets on Sale 9/2 for Ocean State Theatre's Holiday Run of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is proud to announce that tickets for their 2014 holiday production of Meet Me in St. Louis, which will be presented at their state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, from December 3-28, will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, September 2. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With 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 ROCK OF AGES below! (more...)

American Repertory Theatre and OBERON's Fall Season to Include POOL (NO WATER), SHIDA, and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced fall programming at OBERON, featuring limited engagements of exciting work by groundbreaking artists. The lineup for October and November includes POOL (NO WATER) by Mark Ravenhill, created by One Year Lease Theater Company and directed by Ianthe Demos; SHIDA, a new musical in development, written and performed by Broadway powerhouse Jeannette Bayardelle and directed by Andy Sandberg; and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD, written and performed by the incomparable comedienne and actor Ruby Wax. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Helps Children and Art
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2014

Signature Theatre presents Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. During their 2014 Summer Art Camp, Signature Theatre stopped by the classrooms to talk with the campers about the meaning of art as they gear up to celebrate their 30th anniversary of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. Check out the video below! (more...)

Registration Open for INTO THE WOODS JR With WHBPAC's Teen Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Young actors and actresses rejoice! The Nancy and Frederick DeMatteis Arts Education Program's highly acclaimed Teen Theatre Project returns to WHBPAC to produce its second full-scale musical production. The Brothers Grimm 'go Broadway' as Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into The Woods Junior. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Leads Dazzling BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 22, 2014

When you've been given the privilege to watch and, of course, listen to legendary Tony winner Jennifer Holliday sing live---in that signature inimitable style---it's practically akin to a religious experience. She is, to put it mildly, still one of the world's most treasured, gifted musical voices. Even more awesome? Holliday served as the finale headliner that capped off an impressive line-up of Broadway stars that included Erich Bergen, Rogelio Douglas, Jr., Danny Gurwin, and Tony nominee Chad Kimball. And the highly entertaining evening---a pleasant mixture of amusing anecdotes and enthralling showtune performances---was hosted by Holliday's Tony nominated DREAMGIRLS co-star, Obba Babatunde. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/22/14 - BOOTYCANDY Begins, LUCKY STIFF in Montreal, NEWSIES & 'BULLETS' Say Farewell and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 22, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: BOOTYCANDY begins previews, the LUCKY STIFF movie premieres in Montreal, and NEWSIES and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY close the curtain for the last time this Sunday! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/22- James Corden
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, James Corden! In 2004, Corden played the role of Timms in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, as well as in the Broadway, and Sydney productions. In 2011 he attracted international attention as the lead in the award-winning comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway, and was also cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live. For his ongoing Broadway run of the play, Corden won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. (more...)

Dame Judi Dench Joins Cast of BBC Two's RICHARD III Shakespeare Adaptation
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Dame Judi Dench has signed on to BBC Two's filmed adaptations of classic Shakespearean plays, including Richard III and Henry VI. (more...)

Rock/Creek Kicks Off Women's Trail Running Summit Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Rock/Creek, a leading outdoor clothing and gear retailer presents a new Women's Trail Running Summit, to take place near Chattanooga, Tennessee from today, August 22-24th. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel Among Music Icons to Receive ASCAP Centennial Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Those confirmed to receive this prestigious accolade are ASCAP members Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Stevie Wonder. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

Scoop: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on THE CW - Thursday, September 11, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, airing on THE CW on Thursday, September 11, 2014! (more...)

Dances for an iPhone App to Now Feature Music of Stephen Sondheim
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

DANCING SONDHEIM – a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim – will be released September 1, 2014, it has been announced by Richard Daniels, DANCES FOR AN iPHONE creator and the app's principal choreographer. Dances for an iPhone comes in versions for the iPhone, and iPad and is available through iTunes. The free app will also soon be available for Android devices. www.dancesforaniphone.com (more...)

1st Annual Wilma Awards To Take Place on November 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Tim McArthur will be hosting the 1st Annual Wilma Awards on November 1st at the Freedom Bar Soho. (more...)

'Dancing Sondheim' Free App for iPhone Set for 9/1 Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be released September 1, 2014, it has been announced by Richard Daniels, DANCES FOR AN iPHONE creator and the app's principal choreographer. (more...)

Tickets to Commonwealth Shakespeare's SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY On Sale this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will celebrate its 20th year with a 'home run' gift to the City of Boston on September 19, 2014 (7:30pm), - Shakespeare at Fenway. This is a first-ever event of this kind to be presented at a major league ballpark. (more...)

Malcolm K. Drumheller Offers New Poetry and Short Story Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

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Ringwald Theatre to Open 8th Season with ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

After a highly successful run of Tony Kushner's Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, The Ringwald Theatre will open its 8th Season with both parts of this epic play, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika in repertory. (more...)

Breaking News: CABARET Officially Finds Its Next 'Sally Bowles'; Show Extends Through Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced celebrated film star & Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning CABARET and make her Broadway debut starring as 'Sally Bowles' from November 11, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Current 'Sally Bowles' Michelle Williams will play her final performance on November 9, 2014. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With 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 MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look Jamie Parker, Clare Foster and More in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester
by Roy Tan - Aug 19, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running now through 21 September 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director, Jeremy Scott Lapp
by Bartley Stratton - Aug 19, 2014

Jeremy Scott Lapp has been working in the theatre business for over 27 years performing in over 100 shows in and around San Diego County. He is an alumnus of the 2009 Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab West, a proud member of the SDC and a 2011 SDC Emerging Artist. In addition, he is a recipient of Noel Craig, PAMTA, Inland Theatre League, Patte, National Youth Theatre, Billy & Director's Choice awards. (more...)

BWW Profile: Christine Baranski Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 19, 2014

Today we take a look back at the incredible career of stage and screen star Christine Baranski; from Broadway shows like THE REAL THING, RUMORS, BOEING-BOEING, to films THE BIRDCAGE, CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA, and the upcoming INTO The Woods, to TV shows CYBILL, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and THE GOOD WIFE, for which she was nominated this year. (more...)

sMASHed UP with Taylor Louderman, Ben Fankhauser & More Set for 54 Below, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Join a cast of Broadway's brightest young talent, led by musical director Benjamin Rauhala, for an evening of wild mash-ups! From Bernstein to Bareilles, from Schwartz to Spears - audiences can expect an eclectic mix of pop and musical theater tunes, always with an unexpected twist. (more...)

CCT's Summer Youth Performance Conservatory's INTO THE WOODS JR. Hosts Car Wash and Dinner Fundraisers, 8/30 and 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Join the Summer Youth Performance Conservatory cast of INTO The Woods, JR. for dinner at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 5:30 to 8pm. Money raised from the event will help fund their trip to the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Georgia in January. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 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 MATILDA below! (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Join Liam Neeson in A MONSTER CALLS
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sigourney Weaver has signed on to join Liam Neeson and rising star Felicity Jones in Juan Antonio Bayona's film adaptation of Patrick Ness' children's A MONSTER CALLS. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 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 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

BWW Recap: Star-Crossed Love Blossoms on OUTLANDER
by Meg Wood - Aug 17, 2014

This week's episode picks up on the heels of the last, with Claire and her Highlander captors entering the courtyard of the Castle Leoch. If Claire had any lingering doubts as to her whereabouts, or, rather, timeabouts, she can have them no longer, as the castle she and Frank last saw and toured as a ruin, stands before her, intact and alive and rather intimidating. (more...)

GLEE's Brad Ellis Hosts AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Following spectacular performances at Upstairs at Vitello's, The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group is back at Vitello's for a third round, welcoming a whole new cast of singers from Broadway, television and film for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY, on Monday August 25. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Sells 10,000th Ticket
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, the Williamston Theatre reached a milestone when it sold its 10,000th ticket in a single season for the first time since opening in 2006. In total, 65,425 people have attended regular performances at the Williamston Theatre since 2006. (more...)

Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne & More Join Cast of Phyllida Lloyd's All-Female HENRY IV at Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse placed the play in a women's prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of 'who owns Shakespeare?' In one of the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one of their students, a girl, speak in public for the first time. It couldn't end there. (more...)

10 SUU Students Participate in Inaugural Year of the Festival Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has created a new internship experience for Southern Utah University undergraduates. The Festival Fellowship Program provided SUU students an opportunity to immerse themselves in professional theatre while gaining credit towards their degree. Participating in the inaugural year are Henry Ballesteros, Madison Ford, Josh Hopkins, Amber James, Trevor Messenger, Kristy Dennett, Errin Gropp, Kristy Koslowski, Ryan Turpin, and Jacob Whitney. (more...)

Avis-Marie Barnes, James Beaman & More Set for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 26th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF announces partial casting for the seven productions in its 2014-2015 Signature Series. Following an extensive nationwide search, Artistic Director Jim Helsinger has handpicked a talented group of Broadway veterans and local favorites to bring the Theater's 26th Season to life. (more...)

Tickets to EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL at Long Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Chainsaws (and horror fans!) will be buzzing in Austin this September as Evil Dead: The Musical makes its bloody way into town. The show runs September 16-21 at the Long Center. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $19. Highly coveted "Splatter Zone" seats are already going fast! (more...)

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