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WAKE UP with BWW 12/9/14 - Sting Joins THE LAST SHIP, AUGUST RUSH and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/9/14 - Sting Joins THE LAST SHIP, AUGUST RUSH and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 9, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Sting treads the boards tonight in THE LAST SHIP, AUGUST RUSH comes to NYC, BLITHE SPIRIT kicks off its tour in LA, DINER begins in D.C. and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Shrunken Shakespeare Company's WHAT WE KNOWPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Shrunken Shakespeare Company's WHAT WE KNOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Shrunken Shakespeare Company presents the world premiere of What We Know: An American Retelling of Chekhov's Three Sisters through December 20, 2014 at Access Theater's Gallery (380 Broadway at White Street). Matthew MacNelly directs. Check out an inside look at opening night below! (more...)

NBC's PETER PAN LIVE! Nabs #1 Spot on Nielsen's Twitter TV RatingsNBC's PETER PAN LIVE! Nabs #1 Spot on Nielsen's Twitter TV Ratings
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

According to the Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, NBC's PETER PAN live nabbed the #1 spot for the week of December 1 through December 7. (more...)

Marsha Mason, Kate Baldwin Set for Acting Company's BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Staged ReadingMarsha Mason, Kate Baldwin Set for Acting Company's BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Acting Company will present a staged reading of Bell, Book and Candle, John Van Druten's delightful play about a beautiful witch who casts a spell over a publisher when she finds herself quite smitten. One small problem arises: witches cannot fall in love. The reading is at 7 pm on Monday, December 15 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street (10th - 11th Avenues). The performance-starring four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason, Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin and Acting Company Alums Andy Prosky (King Lear), Chris Thorn (Pig Iron's Twelfth Night) andGrant Fletcher Prewitt (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead)-will be followed by a reception with the cast and director, Tom Fontana (Borgia, Oz, Homicide). Tickets @ $35 and $60 (Patron) are available from212-258-3111. (more...)

We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 7, 2014

Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, and Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, is directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. The production officially opens at Broadway's Booth Theatre tonight, December 7, 2014. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Former Baby Otter to Direct THE WIND IN THE WILLOWSFormer Baby Otter to Direct THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2014

?Otis Elston saw his first production of The Wind in the Willows at the tender age of one, and after performing, stage managing and assistant directing for twenty years, this summer he will direct the interactive outdoor show for the first time. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!VIDEO: Watch Highlights from NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

This morning's TODAY on NBC brought viewers highlights from last night's live broadcast of PETER PAN, starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken. Check it out below! (more...)

YER GRANNY to Play King's Theatre Glasgow in 2015YER GRANNY to Play King's Theatre Glasgow in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Three leading Scottish actors, Jonathan Watson, Paul Riley and Maureen Beattie, known to audiences for their popular stage, screen and comedy performances, will appear in the National Theatre of Scotland's new comedy, Yer Granny, in 2015. (more...)

BWW Follows PETER PAN Social Media Reaction - Updating Live!BWW Follows PETER PAN Social Media Reaction - Updating Live!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 4, 2014

BWW Follows PETER PAN Social Media Reaction - UPDATING LIVE! (more...)

Allison Williams Flies High in PETER PAN LIVE!, Airing Tonight on NBCAllison Williams Flies High in PETER PAN LIVE!, Airing Tonight on NBC
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Allison Williams will portray Peter Pan in the highly anticipated PETER PAN LIVE on NBC.The 'Girls' star takes on the role of the boy who refuses to grow up and who is forced to confront the villainous Captain Hook, played by Oscar winner Christopher Walken when the J.M. Barrie's classic musical comes to NBC tonight, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards - Bradford A. Love Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards - Bradford A. Love Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards - Will Crosby Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards - Will Crosby Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Terrance Spencer in Lead!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Terrance Spencer in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Maine Awards - Noah Parets Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Maine Awards - Noah Parets Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Maine Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards - Johnny Hebda Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards - Johnny Hebda Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Allison Williams Predicts PETER PAN LIVE Viewers Will 'Become A Kid Again'Allison Williams Predicts PETER PAN LIVE Viewers Will 'Become A Kid Again'
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

PETER PAN LIVE's Allison Williams commented on anticipating Twitter reaction to tonight's live broadcast on NBC. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Robbie Limon Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Robbie Limon Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Ian Reddington & Christopher Villiers Join Cast of OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR UK TourIan Reddington & Christopher Villiers Join Cast of OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Ian Reddington (Eastenders, Coronation Street) and Christopher Villiers (Emmerdale) will join Wendi Peters, best known for her role as Cilla Battersby in Coronation Street, in the ensemble cast of Oh What A Lovely War on its national tour in 2015. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre's LIONS IN ILLYRIA Begins 1/10Lifeline Theatre's LIONS IN ILLYRIA Begins 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Lions in Illyria, a world premiere based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, written by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Delheimer Dimond. Separated from her brother by a storm at sea, the young lioness Violet must brave an unknown country all alone. Disguised as a boy, she joins with a preposterous peacock on a quest to claim the attentions of the most graceful gazelle in town. But soon Violet is torn between multiple masters and her adventure takes a turn for the absurd when she becomes entangled in the clownish antics of a wacky warthog and his featherbrained dodo sidekick. Travel to the weird and wonderful land of Illyria in a magical comedy loaded with music, monkeys, and mayhem. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs one hour with no intermission. (more...)

Musical Director David Chase: PETER PAN is 'Re-Thought to Accommodate Specifics of TV'Musical Director David Chase: PETER PAN is 'Re-Thought to Accommodate Specifics of TV'
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

PETER PAN LIVE! Musical director David Chase spoke to Variety about the upcoming live broadcast of the J.M. Barrie classic. (more...)

Civic Theatre to Screen HD Broadcasts from London's Old Globe TheatreCivic Theatre to Screen HD Broadcasts from London's Old Globe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Civic Theatre of Allentown will bring six highly acclaimed productions from the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre of London to Allentown's 19th Street Theatre and Theatre514 screens starting in January. The screenings are presented by Shakespeare's Globe, in partnership with Arts Alliance Media. (more...)

PETER PAN's Christopher Walken Talks Pesky Crocodiles & Live Musical TheaterPETER PAN's Christopher Walken Talks Pesky Crocodiles & Live Musical Theater
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

In an all-new interview in today's The Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Walken talks about portraying the villainous Captain Hook in NBC's PETER PAN LIVE! airing this Thursday, December 4th. (more...)

Christian Borle on Snarky Viewer Tweets: 'I Don't Understand the Impulse to Tear Down'Christian Borle on Snarky Viewer Tweets: 'I Don't Understand the Impulse to Tear Down'
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

In a new interview posted on The Daily Beast, Christian Borle, who portrayed Max in last year's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE on NBC, shared his views on the tens of thousands of snarky tweets which came in during last year's live broadcast. (more...)

Cathy Rigby and More Talk the Legacy of PETER PAN and NBC's Live ProductionCathy Rigby and More Talk the Legacy of PETER PAN and NBC's Live Production
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

VH1.com just unveiled a PETER PAN 'oral history' piece featuring interviews with original players Cathy Rigby, Sandy Duncan, Sondra Lee, Heller Halliday and more chatting about their part in the musical's legacy, their thoughts on NBC's upcoming live production and more. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Maine AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Maine Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Maine Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

PTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORYPTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones, January 9 - 24, 2015. The play was workshopped in Pioneer Theatre Company's new play reading series, Play-by-Play, last season. The play-a finalist in the 2014 National Playwrights Conference-coincides with the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. (more...)

The Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENTThe Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Aviary announces the creative team for its staged reading of Advent by Montgomery Sutton, the inaugural entry in the organization's Hatchlings play reading series. (more...)

Laura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLELaura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Good People, the next production in their 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season. The Tony-nominated play explores complex social questions about class, luck, and escaping our roots with electric energy and razor sharp humor. (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, beginning tonight, December 17, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes New Witches Caroline Bowman, Kara Lindsay and More TonightWICKED Welcomes New Witches Caroline Bowman, Kara Lindsay and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

WICKED welcomes new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre beginning tonight, December 16. CAROLINE BOWMAN (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) will step into the role of Elphaba, and KARA LINDSAY (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) will assume the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights, TV Appearance of SDMT's WHITE CHRISTMASSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights, TV Appearance of SDMT's WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the final production of their 2014 season, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS December 11-21, 2014 at the North Park Theatre. Check out a first look at highlights below, along with an interview on KUSI TV News! (more...)

2014 Sydney Theatre Award Nominations Announced; Ceremony Set for Jan 192014 Sydney Theatre Award Nominations Announced; Ceremony Set for Jan 19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2014, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday January 19, 2015 at 6pm at the Paddington RSL. (more...)

Marsha Mason, Kate Baldwin Set for Acting Company's BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Staged Reading TonightMarsha Mason, Kate Baldwin Set for Acting Company's BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Staged Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Acting Company will present a staged reading of Bell, Book and Candle, John Van Druten's delightful play about a beautiful witch who casts a spell over a publisher when she finds herself quite smitten. One small problem arises: witches cannot fall in love. The reading is at 7 pm tonight, December 15 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street (10th - 11th Avenues). (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards - Pat Miller Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards - Pat Miller Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards - Justin Scott Brown Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards - Justin Scott Brown Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Spencer Liff Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Spencer Liff Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Maine Awards - Sean Nathan Senior Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Maine Awards - Sean Nathan Senior Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Maine Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards - Brighton Quinn Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards - Brighton Quinn Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Victoria Mayo Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Victoria Mayo Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Nola Project's TWELFTH NIGHT is a Work of Art at NOMABWW Reviews: Nola Project's TWELFTH NIGHT is a Work of Art at NOMA
by Tara Bennett - Dec 11, 2014

If you're wondering whether you should go see the NOLA Project's production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), I'll make it easy for you: go see Twelfth Night. It's the perfect escape during the holidays if sugarplum faeries and Christmas ghosts are not your thing. (more...)

THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the following two successive Fridays. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD - THE MUSICAL at Lakewood PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD - THE MUSICAL at Lakewood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present its third annual 'special' joint presentation with its very own Lakewood Institute of Theatre - 'A YEAR with FROG & TOAD: The Musical!' for nine shows only! This wonderful, heartwarming and whimsical musical is based on the beloved children's books by Arnold Lobel -- Book & Lyrics by Willie Reale / Music by Robert Reale. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Official Track Listing Revealed for NBC's PETER PAN LIVE Soundtrack!Official Track Listing Revealed for NBC's PETER PAN LIVE Soundtrack!
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The soundtrack for NBC's highly anticipated PETER PAN LIVE! starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken will be released on Tuesday, December 16th Today, Amazon.com released the album's official track listing (more...)

Cast Set for MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, 12/12 at the DuplexCast Set for MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, 12/12 at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The creators of the hit comedy show Gay Camp are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Christmas Spectacular, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Friday, December 12 at 7pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Borle, O'Hara & Cast Talk Final Preparations for PETER PAN LIVE!VIDEO: Borle, O'Hara & Cast Talk Final Preparations for PETER PAN LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The cast of NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!, including Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle and Kelli O'Hara' appeared on this morning's TODAY to talk about wrapping up preparations for the live broadcast (more...)

VIDEO: 'Today' Visits The Lost Boys on Set of PETER PAN LIVE!VIDEO: 'Today' Visits The Lost Boys on Set of PETER PAN LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

NBC's Natalie Moralis stopped by the set of NBC's PETER PAN LIVE to speak with the 'Lost Boys' and find out what they like most about their characters. (more...)

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