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STAGE TUBE: Inside Look at SWEENEY TODD with Bryn Terfel; Airs 9/26 on PBS
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2014

SWEENEY TODD airs on PBS stations on Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET. Audra McDonald serves as host. The acclaimed, sold-out production stars Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. In the video below, Bryn Terfel describes the joys and challenges of performing the title role. (more...)

Opera Columbus to Expand 'ON THE EDGE' to Second Location
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Opera Columbus will continue their successful, innovative Opera on the Edge program, presenting an hour-long, abridged, English-language adaptation of Leoncavallo's classic opera, Pagliacci. Cast with emerging national artists and local performers, this powerful and gut-wrenching drama portrays the twisted love triangle that comes between a husband and wife in a traveling troupe of players. (more...)

JW3 & Wilton's Music Hall to Revive LISTEN, WE'RE FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

LISTEN, WE'RE FAMILY, the hit show at JW3 last Autumn, is to be freshly revived in a new co-production between JW3 and Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

Andrea McArdle to Headline MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) will be celebrating the grand opening of The New MTC with a gala fundraiser on Saturday, September 27 at 7pm. The gala will take place at The New MTC, located at 509 Westport Avenue in Norwalk (behind Jones New York and Nine West Outlet). All proceeds will benefit MTC and its programming. Tickets are $125 and available in an extremely limited quantity. For reservations, call 203.454.3883 or visit www.musicTheatreofct.com (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Opens 9/24 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), has announced the opening of their third season in their new state-of-the-art Theatre in Warwick. The company's 2014-15 season begins with Lerner and Loewe's stunning Broadway classic, My Fair Lady, which opens on September 24. (more...)

Recycled Percussion Coming to Aurora's Paramount Theatre, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Recycled Percussion is one of the coolest junk yard, sensory experiences you will ever see. (more...)

CUT! to Play United Solo Theatre Festival, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

CUT! written by MICHAEL ALMAZ Crosswords Productions in Association with Universal Arts present CUT! at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York CityPerformance: 2pm Saturday October 18th 2014 Tickets: $19.25 (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHOST FROM A PERFECT PLACE, Arcola Theatre, September 15 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 16, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a twentieth anniversary production of a play that caused outrage in the mid-90s but feels overly familiar and overtaken by events in the mid-teens. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Will Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside; North American Tour to Launch this Year in Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. (more...)

Galantis Delivers New 'Galantis EP Remixes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The brand new 'Galantis EP Remixes' package out now at Beatport, which arrives at all other digital service providers on September 22nd via Big Beat Records, celebrates the Swedish duo's massive hard-hitting debut 'Galantis EP' with brilliant reworks for tracks 'Help,' 'Smile,' and 'You' from electronic luminaries, Elephante, Max Elto, Years, CID and Moska. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ON THE TOWN (Original London Cast Recording) is a Helluva Recording
by David Clarke - Sep 16, 2014

ON THE TOWN is poised to have the best year ever. A big budget Broadway revival is set to begin previews on September 20, and Masterworks Broadway has just released the remastered ON THE TOWN (Original London Cast Recording). With zesty spunk, lively pizzazz, and indefatigable energy, this recording is sure to have you hoofing for days on end. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

The American Ballet Theatre Launches a YouTube Channel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

American Ballet Theatre has launched the ABT YouTube Channel, under the channel name of "ABTBalletTheatre." Offering an in-depth and candid look at the Company, the ABT YouTube channel showcases current dancers in two or three minute vignettes. Taped segments explore experiences and points of view of ABT dancers, while adding to the experience of ABT performances with behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals and day-to-day Company life. Videos featuring special events and Company activity will also be posted. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour with Angela Lansbury to Play National Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony AwardŽ-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. The tour makes its Washington premiere Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 31. (more...)

Educational Theatre Association Asks South Williamsport to Reconsider Cancellation of SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this summer, via blogger and industry professional Howard Sherman, South Williamsport, a high school in Lycoming County, PA, had been forced to cancel their spring production of Monty Python's Spamalot due to 'controversial content,' which includes a homosexual marriage. Following the decision, Principal Jesse Smith made a statement to the local paper, saying: 'When we have extracurricular activities, we do not ask the students to make a choice as to what they might deem controversial material,' and 'I don't want kids to feel like they had to choose between performing and what they felt was controversial material. They should be able to sign up for a play and know that it's school-sponsored and they won't have to make a moral or ethical decision.' Today, Educational Theatre Association Executive Director Julie Woffington wrote to the school district: (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ELSEWHERE Presented by DanceWorks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The world premiere of elsewhere, an adelheid dance projects production choreographed by its award-winning Artistic DirectorHeidi Strauss, presented by DanceWorks as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps at Harbourfront Centre Theatre,September 25-27, 2014 (more...)

Mark Lanegan Band Announces US tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Today the MARK LANEGAN BAND announces an Autumn U.S. tour that will begin in Seattle, Washington on October 29th. The band is touring in support of PHANTOM RADIO, a new full-length album that will be released October 21, 2014 on Flooded Soil/Vagrant Records. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present INTIMATE APPAREL, 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's 'Intimate Apparel,' a love story that confronts race and religion, directed by Mary B. Robinson, from October 7 through November 1. 'Intimate Apparel' is the recipient of the American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play. (more...)

Artscape Spring Drama Season Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

This year sees the tenth anniversary of Artscape's much anticipated annual Spring Drama Season, which runs from October to November 2014 featuring four diverse plays and two showcases at the Artscape Arena Theatre. The season forms part of the Artscape's New Writing Programme, which is devoted to the professional writing and production of new South African plays. The programme receives more than 50 unsolicited scripts per year from playwrights writing in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa. Once a play has been identified as having promise, the playwright works with an editor and director to undertake re-writing, after which the play may be given a showcase performance or a performed eeading, and if successful, is considered for a full production. (more...)

Bush Theatre Reveals Return Of Radar Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Artistic Director Madani Younis today announced the return of the Bush Theatre's third annual RADAR festival this November. Featuring stimulating talks, stirring sneak peeks and inspiring shows, RADAR shines a spotlight on the hottest new writing talent from around the world and explores the urgent questions facing Theatre in this moment and beyond. (more...)

Ode to Joy Festival at The Hartt School Set for 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Lions Gate Trio, The Hartt School's trio-in-residence, along with Hartt faculty, present Ode to Joy, a festival of Beethoven's chamber music, September 25 through 28. All events take place in Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. A reception will follow each concert. All are welcome and there is no admission charge. (more...)

Vagabond Players' $10 Thursday on Broadway Launches 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Vagabond Players initiates its first $10 Thursday on Broadway on September 25, with a special performance of the highly acclaimed 'Art.' All seats are just $10 for the show that begins at 8:00 pm. (more...)

CMT Debuts Six Tracks from KENNY CHESNEY's New Album 'The Big Revival'
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

CMT preps for Kenny Chesney's 'The Big Revival' with an early listen to six of the 11 tracks from the four-time ACM Entertainer of the Year and four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year's highly-anticipated new album through CMT First. (more...)

SPITTING THE IN FACE OF THE DEVIL to Play Second Show at United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

A second show of Spitting In The Face Of The Devil, has been added on Sunday, November 9th at 4:00 pm after the first performance sold-out. After a successful tour of the US and Canada, the critically acclaimed solo show returns to New York City at the United Solo Theatre Festival. Written and performed by Bob Brader and directed and developed by Suzanne Bachner. The award winning solo show has been produced in numerous venues and festivals including the New York International Fringe Festival, Garage Theatre Group's Solo Fest, Inaugural United Solo Theatre Festival, Orlando International Fringe Festival, Inaugural Woodstock Memoir Festival (headlined by the McCourt Brothers-Frank, Alphie & Malachy), San Francisco Fringe Festival, Atlantic Fringe Festival, Omega Institute, Victoria Fringe Festival, London Fringe Festival and the Montreal Fringe Festival. (more...)

Comedy Pigs Sets 22nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Comedy Pigs, Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) hilarious improv troupe are returning for their 22nd season with 26 performances which will include a brand new sketch show. Since the Comedy Pigs debuted in 1993, they have performed over 500 shows including nationwide improv festivals, have been featured on Comedy Central and have been guests at the National Pork Producers Convention. The upcoming 22nd season promises plenty of laughs with some new twists and audience favorites. (more...)

Astrograss to Play Jewish Museum, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The kids bluegrass band Astrograss will perform a concert for families on Sunday, October 12 at 11:30 am at The Jewish Museum. Presenting a rich blend of bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, Astrograss will lead the audience in sing-alongs to traditional classics and high-energy fiddle hoedowns. The band will also perform tunes from their 2012 album, Colored Pencil Factory, as well as songs celebrating the natural world in honor of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. (more...)

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour 'Bring Us Together' LP Out Today via Hot Bus/Rough Trade
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Danish pop powerhouse The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, consisting of Lars Iversen & Mette Lindberg, have released their highly anticipated third studio album, Bring Us Together, today via Hot Bus/Rough Trade! Having won audiences across the world over with their unique brand of deliciously fun & edgy pop, the Copenhagen duo have delivered listeners ten tracks of pure audio bliss. (more...)

Theatre South Carolina to Present AJAX IN IRAQ, 10/3-11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Theatre South Carolina at the University of SC will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the provocative war drama Ajax in Iraq, October 3-11 at Longstreet Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More Perform Songs of Miller and Tysen at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented 'The Songs of Miller and Tysen' last night, September 15th, 2014. Described as equal parts James Taylor and Stephen Sondheim, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen's songs have been performed everywhere from East Village folk clubs, to Off-Broadway theaters, to Sesame Street. The concert featureed some of Broadway's best performers singing never-before-heard material from Tuck Everlasting, which premieres at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta this winter. The concert also included favorite tunes from The Burnt Part Boys, and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. (more...)

OTHELLO Runs 10/18-12/14 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

'Tis the soldiers' life. To have their balmy slumbers waked by strife." Three of L.A.'s most venerable artistic directors come together when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble (Ron Sossi, artistic director) and The New American Theatre (Jack Stehlin, artistic director) present a bold new production of Shakespeare's Othello, directed by Rogue Machine artistic director John Perrin Flynn. The modern dress production, starring Stehlin as Iago opposite A Martinez in the title role, opens for press on Oct. 17 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

Impractical Jokers Tour Coming to Warner Theatre, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Come see the truTV Impractical Jokers Tour featuring The Tenderloins live on the Warner Theatre stage November 22nd at 7 pm and 9:30 pm in this interactive comedy show with improv, never before seen videos inspired by the hit television show Impractical Jokers on truTV, and more. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have been entertaining each other for years with the most hilarious dares they could imagine. Now you can watch them on stage with their signature brand of comedy! Produced by AEG Live. (more...)

MidAtlantic Opera to Host Benefit, RIGOLETTO Sneak Preview, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Mid Atlantic Opera, a new professional opera company headquartered in Morristown, NJ, will host a benefit and sneak preview for its upcoming production of RIGOLETTO on Sunday, September 28 at 5 pm at McCloone's Boathouse, 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ. (more...)

Broadway Understudies to Perform 'HALF HOUR 5' at Laurie Beechman, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

On September 21st at 9:30pm, BroadwayUnderstudies.com has once again invited some of Broadway's most talented understudies to the stage of the Laurie Beechman Theatre to share their rare talent-the ability to perform at a second's notice. They'll be thrown into the fire in 'Half Hour 5: A Last Minute Concert,' a show where even they don't know what they'll be singing before they step up to the microphone. The audience will get to vote on what song each performer will sing. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Broadway's Star-Studded UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit with Sting, Jane Lynch, Stephen Schwartz & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the special event, catching up with performers including Sting, Lena Hall, Stephanie J. Block, and the evening's host, Jane Lynch! (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Opens Up About Life After HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris played his final performance in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH last month, in which he was replaced by stage and screen star Andrew Rannells. In a recent interview with Vulture, he opens up about life after Hedwig. He revealed: 'It's so funny - I thought when the show was over that I'd get to sleep in and have my life back, but as it turns out, this week, I'm getting up earlier because I don't get to sleep in to protect my voice. And all the things I haven't been able to schedule because I've been doing the show, now I have to actually do them!' (more...)

Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)

Disney's MARY POPPINS Breaks Aurora Theatre House Records
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, which kicked off Aurora Theatre's 19th season, flew to the top of box office records during its seven-week engagement. The "practically perfect'" musical entertained 10,663 patrons over a 43-show period. The 2013 run of Les Miserables previously held the Aurora Theatre house record. (more...)

RISEUP Paranormal Returning to Warner Theatre, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

RISEUP Paranormal of Connecticut returns to the Warner Theatre on Saturday, October 11th at 8 pm to further investigate the possibility of the Theatre's haunted history. We are welcoming the public to join us for this spine-tingling interactive paranormal investigation of the Theatre where guests have the opportunity to use the RISEUP teams' state-of-the-art equipment and investigate alongside them. Guests are encouraged to bring their own handheld devices, including cameras, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from backtage below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/9/2014 - 9/16/2014
by - Sep 16, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/9/2014 - 9/16/2014. (more...)

Theatre Unleashed to Present POPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL, 10/11-11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Theatre Unleashed follows up its wildly successful 2014 Fringe season (in both Hollywood and San Diego) by once again tapping into the source of the company's most successful show to date, the unique musical genius of New York's Justin Moran. In 2012, TU packed houses with the clever parody The Spidey Project. Now the company once again brings an original Moran piece to the West Coast with POPE! An Epic Musical playing at The Belfry in North Hollywood from Oct. 11-Nov. 17 (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC to Stage THE HEIRESS, Begin. 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 2014-2015 season with the stirring drama, THE HEIRESS, October 15-November 1, 2014. (more...)

PLATH/HUGHES Premieres 10/18 at Gorilla Tango
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Robert Eric Shoemaker's intensely moving duet-musical 'PLATH/HUGHES,' previously seen at Curious Theatre Branch's RHINOFEST, will perform at Gorilla Tango Bucktown this fall. 'PLATH/HUGHES' opens Saturday, October 18 at 5:30 pm, and subsequently runs Saturday, October 25, Saturday, November 15, Friday, November 21, and Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. $15 student tickets are available at the door with valid student ID. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. (more...)

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center's Music at the Mansion Continues 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, September 21, at 3pm. Performers include Mary Lahti, Garry Novikoff and Stearns Matthews. The featured performer in the 'Young Musician Moment' will be Ellie Kallay. (more...)

CEW Productions to Offer Industry Reading of CASTLE IN THE AIR, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

CEW Productions will produce an Industry reading of Brooke Ciardelli and Oscar Blustin's new adaptation of Alan Melville's Castle in the Air on Monday, September 22 at 5pm at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. Ethan Paulini will direct a cast that includes Tim Booth, Mac Brydon, Tessa Faye, Chris Flockton and Rachel Pickup.Tickets are free and can be obtained by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/e/castle-in-the-air-industry-reading-tickets-12726377939 (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 each, and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Tickets to ANNIE National Tour at Cadillac Palace Theatre On Sale 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will go on sale to the public Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 AM. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. ANNIE will play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement November 18 through 30, 2014. (more...)

Storm Theatre Company to Open Fall Season with THE BELIEVERS, Begin. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The acclaimed Storm Theatre Company best known for revisiting and discovering classic plays has announced that it will open their Fall, 2014 season with the New York premiere of The Believers , a new play by Robert Carroll. Previews will start on September 26th with an opening night set for October 11th. (more...)

SOPHIE TUCKER: LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS to Play Bickford Theatre, 10/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas will open the Bickford Theatre's 2014/2015 season. Written by Richard Hopkins, Jack Fournier, and Kathy Halenda, the show will run in Morristown from October 2 through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Cameron Diaz In New ANNIE Movie Production Photo
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 16, 2014

Screen star Cameron Diaz is among those featured in a series of colorful new social media images have been released this month to promote the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE. (more...)

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