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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.

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Produced on the 100th anniversary of the quintessential tragedy, Titanic - the Musical is the factual story of that ship — of her officers, crew and passengers — whose fates were sealed on that tragic night in April 1912. The winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this incredibly moving show will leave you breathless.

Full Cast Set for Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT at Sheffield TheatresFull Cast Set for Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

With Tamara Harvey's production of Pride &Prejudice to open shortly in the Crucible, Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the cast for his production of Lucy Prebble's The Effect - Stuart Bunce (Toby), Priyanga Burford (Dr James), Ophelia Lovibond (Connie), Henry Pettigrew (Tristan). The production opens on 30 June, with previews from 25 June, and runs until 18 July. (more...)

A MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo UbiqueA MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo Ubique
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Theo's summer cabaret will feature favorites and lesser-known gems by the Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony winning composer Theo Ubique's summer cabaret of 2015 will turn to the songs of one of the best-loved composers of the 20th Century's later decades when it showcases the songs of Marvin Hamlisch from June 4 - July 12, 2015 at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. in Rogers Park. Music Director Aaron Benham (recently honored with three Jeff nominations for the 2014-15 season, including one for last summer's A Musical Tribute to the Andrews Sisters by Theo) is providing new arrangements for a program representing the full body of Hamlisch's work. Benham and a cast of six will perform numbers ranging from standards like 'The Way We Were' and 'Nobody Does It Better' through selections from his Broadway musicals (A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, Sweet Smell of Success, The Goodbye Girl and Smile) and film scores (The Sting, Sophie's Choice). Courtney Crouse (of Theo Ubique's Chess) is the stage director and Chris Logan (of Theo's A Cole Porter Songbook and Bailiwick Chicago's Murder Ballad) is the choreographer. The press opening will be Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m., following previews Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Actor and Comedian Alexander Armstrong To Release Debut Album!Actor and Comedian Alexander Armstrong To Release Debut Album!
by Carrie Dunn - May 8, 2015

Known to millions for his TV and comedy work, Alexander Armstrong, a former choral scholar at Trinity College Cambridge, announces he has signed his first album deal with East West Records, a label of the Warner Music Group home to a diverse roster of artists from Michael Buble to Simply Red and actor Hugh Laurie. (more...)

Lynne Taylor-Corbett to Direct Industry Readings of ASKING FOR IT This MonthLynne Taylor-Corbett to Direct Industry Readings of ASKING FOR IT This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Asking For It, written and performed by Joanna Rush, under the direction of two-time Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, will run two invited industry performances in New York City at Theater at St. Luke's, Wednesday, May 13th, 3PM & 8PM. Theatre at St. Luke's is located at 308 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: Todrick Hall Teases New 'Titanic' Video; Possible Ariana Grande CollaborationVIDEO: Todrick Hall Teases New 'Titanic' Video; Possible Ariana Grande Collaboration
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2015

In a new interview with ETonline, the 30-year-old Broadway actor teased that his next project will be of Titanic proportions! (more...)

Griffin Theatre's THE BIRDS to Run 6/6-7/19 at Theater WitGriffin Theatre's THE BIRDS to Run 6/6-7/19 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Following 15 Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations for its 2014-15 productions of Balm in Gilead, Titanic and Men Should Weep, Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to present its summer 2015 production: the Chicago premiere of the heart-pounding thriller THE BIRDS, adapted by acclaimed Irish playwright Conor McPherson and directed by ensemble member Kevin Kingston. THE BIRDS will play June 6 - July 19, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press performance is Sunday, June 14 at 7 pm. (more...)

Film Production Begins on Memorial Documentary MUNICH 1972 & BEYONDFilm Production Begins on Memorial Documentary MUNICH 1972 & BEYOND
by Movies News Desk - May 6, 2015

Production has begun on The Foundation for Global Sports Development's (GSD) first documentary film. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform POPS GOES VEGAS, 5/15-16N.C. Symphony to Perform POPS GOES VEGAS, 5/15-16
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony will pay tribute to iconic music and lavish shows in the finale of its 2014-15 Pops series, Pops Goes Vegas, Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. The concert program, which features such classic numbers as 'Luck Be A Lady,' 'Hey, Big Spender,' 'Viva Las Vegas,' 'My Way,' and 'Fly Me to the Moon,' will be led by conductor Jack Everly, and will feature Martin Preston as Liberace, vocalists Scott Beck, Allison Briner, and Ted Keegan, and lead dancers Anne Nicole Beck and Jen Ladner. (more...)

TONY FEVER! Parte 1: i Tony Awards 2015 e i candidati a 'migliore performance di un'attrice e di un attore protagonista'TONY FEVER! Parte 1: i Tony Awards 2015 e i candidati a 'migliore performance di un'attrice e di un attore protagonista'
by Valeria Venturelli - May 5, 2015

Pochi giorni fa (martedi 28 aprile, per l'esattezza), sono state finalmente annunciate le candidature ai Tony Awards 2015, premi che si terranno domenica 7 giugno al Radio City Music Hall (New York). Si tratta della sessantanovesima edizione dei premi che portano indelebile il nome di Antoinette Perry (da cui 'Tony'), attrice e leader dell'American Theatre Wing. I premi saranno presentati dal dinamico duo Alan Cumming ('Cabaret', 'Macbeth') e Kristin Chenoweth (nota soprattutto per aver interpretato il ruolo di Glinda nel cast originale di 'Wicked'). (more...)

POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2015

SoHo International Film Festival will be screening the New York premiere of Demos Bizar and GiMe Productions short film, Policy of Truth, on May 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Review Roundup: Lemon Andersen's TOAST Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Lemon Andersen's TOAST Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - May 5, 2015

TOAST opens tonight, May 5, and runs through Sunday, May 10 at The Public Theater. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co. Sets Cast of [TITLE OF SHOW] Chicago Storefront PremiereBrown Paper Box Co. Sets Cast of [TITLE OF SHOW] Chicago Storefront Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Brown Paper Box Co. has announced the cast for the Chicago storefront premiere of [title of show], with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. The show will run from July 17 through August 16, 2015 at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Ave.). Press performances are Sunday, July 19 at 2 P.M. and Monday, July 20 at 7:30 P.M. Ticketing information and more will be posted at www.brownpaperbox.org. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal GlasgowFull Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East. The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 27th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 27th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 28, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Once' and 'On Your Feet!' arrive, Kooman and Dimond try one out, 'Loving Repeating' returns, 'The Fantasticks' grows its orchestra, local 'Spider Woman' and 'Idiot' productions, two new works about the deaths of pop musicians, and the real-life death of PJ Paparelli. (more...)

TITANIC live: Das Kino-Live-Event des JahresTITANIC live: Das Kino-Live-Event des Jahres
by Marcel Konrath - May 28, 2015

Titanic Live: Das Kino-Live-Event- des Jahres kommt am 16. Juni 2015 in die o2 World Berlin. Die bewegende und ergreifende Liebesgeschichte von Titanic spielte sich einst in die Herzen der Kinobesucher weltweit und wurde damit zu einem der popularsten Filme aller Zeiten. Jetzt kehrt der Klassiker zuruck - seien Sie dabei und sichern sich ihre Tickets. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEWSIES' National Tour Lands in Music CityBWW Reviews: NEWSIES' National Tour Lands in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2015

Christopher Gattelli's superb choreography - spirited and athletic, amazingly theatrical and awe-inspiring - may be reason enough to see Disney's Newsies, the show now ensconced at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday, where it's entertaining audiences and eliciting some of the loudest responses we've ever heard in that cavernous space. (more...)

Season One of Original Amazon Comedy Series CATASTROPHE to Launch in U.S. 6/19Season One of Original Amazon Comedy Series CATASTROPHE to Launch in U.S. 6/19
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2015

Amazon today announced it will premiere all six episodes of season one of the Amazon Original Series Catastrophe on Friday, June 19 exclusively for Amazon Prime members in the US. (more...)

New Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Downloadable Content Pack Supremacy Readies for June 2nd Take OverNew Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Downloadable Content Pack Supremacy Readies for June 2nd Take Over
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

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BWW Review: TITANIC Doesn't Sink At The Princess of Wales TheatreBWW Review: TITANIC Doesn't Sink At The Princess of Wales Theatre
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2015

Titanic the Musical opened yesterday afternoon in Toronto, and was met by thunderous applause and a standing ovation following the performance. The musical, which opened in 1997 on Broadway and pre-dates the James Cameron film went on to win five Tony Awards including 'Best Musical' - but still closed at a significant financial loss on Broadway and was negatively received by critics. (more...)

BWW TV : TITANIC Star Ben Heppner Discusses Musical Debut; A First Look At Production HighlightsBWW TV : TITANIC Star Ben Heppner Discusses Musical Debut; A First Look At Production Highlights
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld Toronto Senior Editor Alan Henry interviewed Titanic star Ben Heppner at The Princess of Wales Theatre prior to the show's opening in Toronto Sunday afternoon. Take a look at the interview below, which includes brand new production footage! (more...)

Review Roundup: Chamber Sized TITANIC Opens in TorontoReview Roundup: Chamber Sized TITANIC Opens in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2015

On Sunday afternoon, the previously Broadway-bound chamber sized production of Titanic opened in Toronto. The production is currently scheduled at The Princess of Wales Theatre through June 21st, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a recap of all the reviews below, updating live as they come in. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/22/2015 - NICE GIRL, THE QUALMS, Hirschfeld and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/22/2015 - NICE GIRL, THE QUALMS, Hirschfeld and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 22, 2015

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: NICE GIRL and THE QUALMS begin off-Broadway, and Al Hirschfeld's work is on view in NYC! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sail On! First Look at Mirvish's Reimagined TITANIC in Toronto; Could It Port on Broadway?Photo Flash: Sail On! First Look at Mirvish's Reimagined TITANIC in Toronto; Could It Port on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Titanic is part of the Mirvish 2014-15 Subscription Season, playing through June 21, 2015 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. In this new reimagining of the musical, director Thom Southerland uses an ensemble cast, meaning that everyone in the cast plays two or three or more roles in the telling of the story.  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/22; Center Stage's MARLEY, MASTER CLASS in New Orleans & More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/22; Center Stage's MARLEY, MASTER CLASS in New Orleans & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 22, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include MARLEY at Center Stage, MASTER CLASS in New Orleans, and SOLD in Arizona, just to name a few. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Nancy Anderson, Anthony Roach and More in Highlights of Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Nancy Anderson, Anthony Roach and More in Highlights of Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at theGoodspeed Opera House with the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. Roll the dice on this winning musical comedy running April 10 - June 20 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn.  Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nancy Anderson, Manna Nichols, Mark Price and More in Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Nancy Anderson, Manna Nichols, Mark Price and More in Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at theGoodspeed Opera House with the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. Roll the dice on this winning musical comedy running April 10 - June 20 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Godspeed's GUYS & DOLLS!Photo Flash: Opening Night of Godspeed's GUYS & DOLLS!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at theGoodspeed Opera House with the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. Roll the dice on this winning musical comedy running April 10 - June 20 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Check out a first look at the opening night below! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Dames Add Heat to Lyric's CITY OF ANGELSBWW REVIEW: Dames Add Heat to Lyric's CITY OF ANGELS
by Jan Nargi - May 2, 2015

CITY OF ANGELS, Larry Gelbart, Cy Coleman, and David Zippel's musical romp through the seedy underworld of Hollywood via film noir, would be nothing without its dazzling dames. The same holds true for the production soon ending its run at Boston's Lyric Stage. Without the humor and heat brought by the wonderful Leigh Barrett and Jennifer Ellis, director Spiro Veloudos' CITY OF ANGELS would be all steak and no sizzle. (more...)

National Geographic to Air T. REX AUTOPSY, 6/7National Geographic to Air T. REX AUTOPSY, 6/7
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

This summer, dinosaurs will again capture the world's imagination with a trip to 'Jurassic World.' And though National Geographic Channel cannot bring any dinosaurs back to life (at least not yet!), we will make our own attempt to crack the paleontological code with the new two-hour world premiere special T. rex Autopsy, premiering Sunday, June 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT Out on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital HD This SummerTHE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT Out on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital HD This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars, The Descendants) and Theo James (Underworld: Awakening) pack a powerful one-two punch in the blockbuster action-adventure, The DIVERGENT Series: Insurgent, arriving on Digital HD July 21 and on 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD), Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand August 4 from Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) Summit Entertainment label. (more...)

Casting Set for Florida Grand Opera's 2015-16 Season, Featuring 'SEVILLE', DON PASQUALE and MoreCasting Set for Florida Grand Opera's 2015-16 Season, Featuring 'SEVILLE', DON PASQUALE and More
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) with its new artistic vision, is proud to announce casting for the four productions of its 2015-16 Season, which include Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, Mieczys?aw Weinberg's The Passenger (Passazhirka), and Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale. (more...)

Pleasance Sets 2015 Edinburgh ProgrammePleasance Sets 2015 Edinburgh Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Often referred to as the beating heart of the Festival, the Pleasance once again presents a programme for this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe this is both entertaining and thought-provoking. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars-  IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Nick SpanglerTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Nick Spangler
by BWW Staff - May 15, 2015

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Nick Spangler, who stars as 'Greg Madison' in It Shouda Been You, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. (more...)

92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. (more...)

Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Headline North American Tour of West End Hit THE BODYGUARD; Kicks Off in Fall 2016!Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Headline North American Tour of West End Hit THE BODYGUARD; Kicks Off in Fall 2016!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. are delighted to announce the North American tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016.Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. have announced the North American tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Tony-Nominated Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Tony-Nominated Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 13, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the Tony-nominated cast of Something Rotten!  (Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, and Brad Oscar) moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at the St. James Theatre, how they feel about bringing a totally new musical to New York, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—May 11, 2015—One of America's most versatile and prolific living composers, André Previn, joins Pacific Symphony as the honored guest and focus of the 15th American Composers Festival (ACF). Previn, who has been called one of America's least easily categorized musicians, began his remarkable career as a Hollywood “wunderkind” and a best-selling jazz pianist. Now 86, Previn has received four Academy Awards for his work in film, 10 Grammy Awards for his recordings (plus one more for his Lifetime Achievement), and he is also an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He's held a series of major conducting posts, including the L.A. Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra, but now exclusively composes. The concert is led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, whose great admiration for the legend shaped this year's ACF to reveal the scope of Previn's prowess as a composer.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises KaufmanFull Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour directs Joe Jameson (The Divinity Student), Georgia Kerr (The Girl in the French Quarter), Peter Hannah (The Guard), James Tucker (Lester) and Tom Varey (Ollie Olsen). The company members play multiple roles around the central character of Ollie Olsen - characters weaving through the complex tapestry of his life. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

Scoop: THE FOSTERS *Season Premiere* on ABC FAMILY - Monday, June 8, 2015Scoop: THE FOSTERS *Season Premiere* on ABC FAMILY - Monday, June 8, 2015
by - May 11, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE FOSTERS *Season Premiere*, airing on ABC FAMILY on Monday, June 8, 2015! (more...)

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and MoreBROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The lineup for tonight, May 11, 2015 at 8 pm, highlighting THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1966-1990, features: PATRICK PAGE (Spider-Man/The Hunchback of Notre Dame), JENNY POWERS (Little Women/Follies/Grease), NOAH RACEY (Thoroughly Modern Millie/Curtains), BRIAN CHARLES ROONEY (The Threepenny Opera), MARY TESTA (Two Time Tony Nominee On the Town/42nd Street) and more! (more...)

GRAND HOTEL to Play Southwark PlayhouseGRAND HOTEL to Play Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Tony award-winning Broadway musical Grand Hotel will reunite the acclaimed producer and director team behind the multi award-winning production of Titanic, again at Southwark Playhouse. Tony award-winning Broadway musical Grand Hotel will reunite the acclaimed producer and director team behind the multi award-winning production of Titanic, again at Southwark Playhouse. (more...)

Full Cast Set for EAST IS EAST TourFull Cast Set for EAST IS EAST Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East. The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie).  (more...)

BWW Review: THE STILL ALARM and BLACK COMEDY Share the Stage at the Morgan-Wixson TheatreBWW Review: THE STILL ALARM and BLACK COMEDY Share the Stage at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 10, 2015

Farce is a very difficult type of comedy to do well. It takes the ability of actors to present real characters in outrageously unreal situations so that we care about what happens to them. Just using over-the-top mannerisms and loud vocalizations does not accomplish this, and what you wind up seeing onstage are caricatures rather than real people who just get caught in outrageous situations beyond their control. Such is the case with the two one acts now being presented at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre, The Still Alarm by George S. Kaufman and Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer. (more...)

West End's ROMEO AND JULIET Adds Derek Jacobi to CastWest End's ROMEO AND JULIET Adds Derek Jacobi to Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Derek Jacobi will play Mercutio opposite Lily James as Juliet and Richard Madden as Romeo in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre. The production will run from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On Tuesday, May 5 (2PM), please join us for a career Conversations with 2015 Tony nominees Christian Borle, Brian D'Arcy James, and Brad Oscar currently starring in Something Rotten! on Broadway. Teh event will take place at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway New York, NY). (more...)

Lisa Datz and GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell & Sasha Roiz to Star in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at Portland Center Stage, 5/17-6/21Lisa Datz and GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell & Sasha Roiz to Star in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at Portland Center Stage, 5/17-6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Richard Greenberg's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Three Days of Rain, opens on Portland Center Stage's U.S. Bank Main Stage on May 22, with preview performances beginning May 17, 2015. (more...)

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