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BWW CD Reviews: Jay Records' Complete ONE TOUCH OF VENUS is a Sterling Recording of a Forgotten Favorite
by David Clarke - Jun 9, 2014

Jay Records, with the support of The Kurt Weill Foundation, digitally released the first complete recording of composer Kurt Weill and lyricist Ogden Nash's score to the 1943 musical ONE TOUCH OF Venus on October 7, 2013, and the sterling recording had its physical CD release on May 13, 2014. Originally announced over ten years ago, fans eagerly anticipated the album for years. Luckily for us listeners, the recording was well worth the wait. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/14 - Jimmy Awards, New 'Roxie', Shakespeare in America, Sing for Pride and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 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: CHICAGO gets a new Roxie, the Jimmys are tonight, go UP CLOSE with SUBMISSIONS ONLY, and talk Shakespeare will celebs at the Delacorte! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Standing Ovation for St. Petersburg Opera Company's WEST SIDE STORY
by Peter Nason - Jun 30, 2014

Music director Mark Sforzini and stage director Bill Leavengood have struck gold with their top-flight cast. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, then do so quickly. This fantastic production features several performances that should not be missed. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Queensbury Theatre (Country Playhouse) Cast and Creatives Talk OLEANNA
by Katricia Lang - Jun 27, 2014

With wit and warmth, cast members Keshia Lovewell (Carol) and Joseph 'Chepe' Lockett (John) and director Stuart D. Purdy discuss this provocative play. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matt Bogart, Jessica Burrows, David Arthur, Jonathan Brielle and More at Release Party for HIMSELF AND NORA Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Broadway stars, producers and the Company of Jonathan Brielle's much acclaimed new musical, Himself and Nora about the tumultuous romance of famed writer James Joyce and his muse, lover and most ardent supporter, chambermaid Nora Barnacle, gathered to celebrate the release of the album produced by John Yap for noted theatrical music label Jay Records. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

MTC's American Premiere of Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Lion, the new musical written and performed by 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Songwriting Award winner Benjamin Scheuer, and directed by Sean Daniels, runs at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The five-week limited engagement for The Lion will open tonight, June 26. (more...)

The 'Parklot' to Open 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The “Parklot,” Minneapolis' new, first-of-its-kind pop-up park, and Made Here, downtown's new urban walking gallery, will launch from 7 p.m. to midnight, (more...)

Dora Awards 2014: A List Of All The Winners!
by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2014

It was an incredible night for Toronto theatre when our community joined together to celebrate another year of performing arts in Toronto on June 23rd at the WestJet Stage at the Harbourfront Centre. For the 2013-2014 season, 143 producing companies (up 41 from last season's 102) registered eligible productions. A total of 48 Dora Awards, plus the Silver Ticket Award and the Audience Choice Award, were given out in a glittering ceremony hosted by Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus, founding Co-Artistic Directors of the three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning The National Theatre of the World. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's NORA to Begin Performances on 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the sexy and suspenseful story of love, lies, and blackmail, "Nora," July 15 through August 2, adapted by Academy Award-winning director/writer Ingmar Bergman from Henrik Ibsen's masterwork, "A Doll's House." Directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, the work is translated by Frederick J. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker. (more...)

BWW Recaps: The 2014 Dora Awards
by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2014

The 35th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2013/2014 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 23 at Harbourfront Centre's WestJet Stage, hosted by the hilarious Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus, Second City alumni and founding members of the National Theatre of the World. (more...)

DUNSINANE to Replace ENRICO IV in Shakespeare Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces the addition of David Greig's Dunsinane from the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company to its upcoming 2014-2015 Season. This international production, which has toured Scotland, the U.K., Russia and China, will replace the previously announced production of Enrico IV, slated for spring 2015. (more...)

Gillette Venus Partners with YouTube Star Tessa Violet, Inspiring Women to Be Spontaneous In A Snap
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Whether it is a last minute outdoor concert or a pick-up game in the park, summer is full of those moments every woman can relate to – finding missed hairs or not being as smooth as they'd like. Now through July, women can share these funny, sometimes even embarrassing moments via the #InASnap hashtag on Twitter. Tessa will use her favorites as inspiration to create a series of music videos celebrating spontaneity. These videos, created from women's real life “wish I'd shaved” moments, will then be published and shared on Violet's & Gillette Venus' social channels. (more...)

CLINTON THE MUSICAL to Premiere at New York Musical Theatre Festival, 7/18 - 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

A new musical created by a team of Australian brothers, Paul and Michael Hodge, CLINTON will makes its US debut at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The new musical will be directed by Adam Arian with musical direction by James Dobinson and choreography by Emily McNamara, it will begin performances July 18 through July 25 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting www.nymf.org. (more...)

SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center is Simply Spectacular
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2014

Director Bill Condon envisions a new and exciting SIDE SHOW that includes new music. (more...)

CASA VALENTINA Begins Final Week on Broadway; Extended Run Ends 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

CASA VALENTINA, the critically acclaimed world premiere play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, begins the final week of its extended run Tuesday, June 24 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production is presented by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and The Shubert Organization. (more...)

Roman Polanski's VENUS IN FUR Tops This Weekend's Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

According to Deadline, Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur topped at the box office this weekend. It grossed over $26K, averaging $13,100 per screen. (more...)

Sewickley AreaTheatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Those iconic words from the mouth of a giant, bloodthirsty plant will ring out for six performances in Sewickley, starting tonight with the opening of 'Little Shop of Horrors,' Sewickley Area Theatre Company's first full-scale production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Signature's World Premiere of CLOAK & DAGGER Provides Frothy Summer Fun
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 21, 2014

'Cloak & Dagger' has a couple of things going for it that make it an attractive viewing opportunity as we ease into the summer months. (more...)

CLOAK AND DAGGER - Premiere Musical Comedy at Signature Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2014

World Premiere musical by Ed Dixon features a talented cast and a superb director. But is that enough? (more...)

Silver Spring Stage Presents GOOD PEOPLE, 6/27-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Silver Spring Stage presents the community theater premiere of Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Michael Kharfen and produced by Seth Ghitelman, the humorous and powerful portrait of a South Boston woman struggling to make ends meet who unexpectedly encounters an old fling that has achieved success. Good People will perform weekends June 27 to July 20, 2014. Note there will not be a performance on Friday July 4, 2014. (more...)

Review Roundup: SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center
by Review Roundups - Jun 20, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opened SIDE SHOW in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater on June 19, 2014. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. (more...)

Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Returns to the Stars in All-New Digital WebComic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by the author to protect and maintain his original literary creations, announced today that Burroughs' first adventure hero – John Carter of Mars – will star in an all-new digital comic strip series to be penned by legendary comics scribe Roy Thomas and illustrated by renowned artist Rodolfo Pérez Garcia, better known to Mexican comics fans as Pegaso. (more...)

Review Roundup - Roman Polanski's VENUS IN FUR Hits Theaters
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 20, 2014

Roman Polanskis' film adaptation of Venus IN FUR, based upon the Tony Award-winning play by David Ives hits theaters today. The film stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric and made its world premiere in Competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Releases Overview of Programs & Exhibitions for Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Astoria, New York, June 18, 2014—Museum of the Moving Image announces its major film series and exhibitions for the summer. Highlights include a new exhibition and accompanying film series exploring the work of the legendary animation director Chuck Jones(opening July 19), films by Gustav Deutsch (July 25–27), See It Big! Hollywood Melodrama (August 2–31), films by Hong Kong producer, director, and actor Patrick Lung Kong, with Lung Kong and Tsui Hark in person (August 15–24), and a complete retrospective of Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (beginning September 12). Additional programs and exhibitions will be announced as they are confirmed. See below for schedule and descriptions. (more...)

The Colorado Theatre Guild Announces Nominees for the Upcoming Henry Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Colorado Theatre Guild's 9th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada, Colorado. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. The awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by an after-party. Tickets are $23 for CTG members (limit 2 per person), $30 non-members or $50 VIP. Tickets go on sale beginning July 1 by phone only through the Arvada Center Box Office by calling 720-898-7200. (more...)

AddThis Opens Marketplace for Content Engagement Widgets, Announces New Content Recommendations Tools
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Within the marketplace, customers will find the new AddThis Tools Gallery of free and subscription-based “Pro” widgets designed to drive online content engagement and personalization. This includes widgets for sharing, following and recommending content based on behavioral data. AddThis Pro widgets include content recommendations that can drive click-through rates that are more than fifty percent higher compared to AddThis' basic trending content recommendation tools. Additionally, AddThis plans to open the marketplace to select third-party app and widget developers by the end of the year. (more...)

Jupiter Systems lance le processeur pour mur d'affichage Fusion Catalyst 4500, le dernier-né de la famille de processeurs pour mur d'affichage primés de Jupiter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

« Fusion Catalyst 4500 marque l'avènement d'une nouvelle ère de performance et de souplesse pour les projets de murs d'affichage de petites et moyennes dimensions», a déclaré Brady O. Bruce, vice-président du marketing et des alliances stratégiques chez Jupiter Systems. « Fusion Catalyst 4500 définit la souplesse, puisqu'il prend en charge pratiquement toutes les spécifications de conception, qu'il s'agisse d'une salle de contrôle autonome ou d'un déploiement de visualisation collaborative à travers toute l'entreprise et sur plusieurs plates-formes matérielles. » (more...)

American Premiere Set for War-Drama DEPLOYED, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL (NYMF) and Mount Elise Entertainment, in association with Kim Vasquez / Gray Lady Entertainment, are pleased to announce the American premiere of DEPLOYED the musical. With a book, music and lyrics by Jessy Brouillard, music direction by Martyn Axe, and direction by Mindy Cooper, DEPLOYED begins its limited engagement in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street) on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. (more...)

MTC's WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID with Cherry Jones Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, the new play by Sarah Treem ("House of Cards," "In Treatment"), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), opens tonight, June 17 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street) in a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, August 10. (more...)

Joanie Schultz to Direct Adam Bock's A SMALL FIRE at Steep Theatre, Opening 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Steep Artistic Associate Joanie Schultz, fresh off directing the Goodman Theater's production of David Ives' Venus in Fur, returns home to Steep to direct the company's upcoming Chicago Premiere of Adam Bock's A Small Fire. Ms. Schultz and Steep scored a hit with Bock's work in 2012 with their critically acclaimed, Jeff nominated production of The Receptionist. A Small Fire opens on Thursday, July 10th at Steep Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 17, 2014

Actors read from works by James Joyce at a breakfast event commemorating the day 'Ulysses' takes place. (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre's CLOAK AND DAGGER Production Photos
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Virginia's Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre closes out its 2013/2014 season with the world premiere musical Cloak and Dagger, directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). From Helen Hayes Award Winner Ed Dixon (Signature's Sunset Boulevard) comes this screwball musical comedy send-up of the 1950s film noir. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Announces Four Finalists to be Featured in Second Annual New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Cool off after a day at the beach with eight evenings of music (plus one free family afternoon) at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. By popular demand, this year's line up is a sampling of many music styles, from some of the best acts in their genre. Concerts are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm, on the Julie Harris Stage. A free family concert is Sunday, July 13 at 4pm, in the garden in front of the theater. (more...)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Announces 37th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

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This Weeks New Movies - 6/20/2014 - 6/20/2014
by BWW - Jun 15, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 6/20/2014 - 6/20/2014! (more...)

BWW Reviews: PASSING STRANGE from Sidecountry Delivers the Poetic Beauty of a Rock and Roll Life
by Jay Irwin - Jun 14, 2014

How do you put on an autobiographical show, known to be performed by its author, without that author? It's like "700 Sundays" without Billy Crystal or "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" without Elaine Stritch. Well, fledgling theater company Sidecountry Theatre has done just that with their production of "Passing Strange" by Stew and Heidi Rodewald without Stew narrating his own story. And while it's a little odd at first, narrator LeRoy Bell embraces the part and that oddness melts away as his charisma and talent takes center stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of SLASHES OF LIGHT Opens Tonight at The Kitchen Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

The Kitchen Theatre Company completes its 2013-14 Season with the world premiere of a play set in Chicago's South Side during the turbulent 1960s. SLASHES OF LIGHT by Judy Tate is produced in collaboration with Civic Ensemble. This production connects Civic Ensemble's focus on community-based work by women and people of color with the Kitchen's two decades of producing bold, intimate work that starts 'important conversations.' Previews are June 11, 12 and 13, opening night is June 14, and the play closes on June 29. Check out a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Matt Bogart, Jessica Burrows & More to Celebrate HIMSELF AND NORA Cast Recording Release, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

This week, Jay Productions LTD released the original cast album of Jonathan Brielle's critically acclaimed musical 'Himself and Nora' about the tumultuous romance of famed writer James Joyce and his muse, lover and most ardent supporter, chambermaid Nora Barnacle. After it's success at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival in July, 2012 at The Theater at St. Clements, Michael Bush's critically production was then presented last season at Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal to Make Broadway Debut in Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS; Opens 1/13 at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) and the Royal Court Theatre, by special arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group and Dodger Properties, will produce the American premiere ofCONSTELLATIONS, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Academy Award nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, on Broadway. (more...)

MTC's American Premiere of Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of THE LION, the new musical written and performed by 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Songwriting Award winner Benjamin Scheuer, and directed by Sean Daniels, begins performances tonight, June 10 at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The five-week limited engagement for THE LION will open Thursday, June 26. (more...)

Dave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Classic Stage Company has announced that Dave Quay, who appeared in the company's recent production of David Ives' The Heir Apparent, is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

MTC to Team with Ars Nova for World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's BY THE WATER; Opens 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) just announced the upcoming world premiere of BY THE WATER, the new play by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NYMF's DEPLOYED the musical Gives Rehearsal Sneak Peek
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2014

Recently the NYMF production of DEPLOYED the musical gave fans a sneak peek into their rehearsal process. With a soaring pop rock score and set against the epic backdrop of a military base in Baghdad, DEPLOYED follows Emily's emotional journey. Our heroine develops an unlikely friendship with her interpreter, Laila, as she trains Iraqi women. Laila teaches Emily to appreciate others' suffering and to realize the enemy she's fighting is herself. When Emily finally lets go of her inner demons, a secret from the past comes back to wreak its revenge. They cannot forget...but can they forgive? (more...)

VENUS IN FUR's Wes Bentley Joins AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Variety writes that Wes Bentley has signed on for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW as 'Eddie', “a tormentor from Kathy Bates' character's past who is seeking revenge”. He will appear in the two-part Halloween episode. (more...)

STEVE LAWRENCE CONQUERS BROADWAY Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 8, 2014

World renown vocalist, recording artist and nightclub performer Steve Lawrence sings the best of Broadway on a vintage album newly available in remastered form on CD via the new release STEVE LAWRENCE CONQUERS BROADWAY. (more...)

Lee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. The announcement includes casting for the first two shows of the season: initial casting for BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History); and initial casting for GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

Cast Announced for Noel Coward's THIS WAS A MAN at Finborough Theatre from July 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Banned by the Lord Chamberlain for its facetious and irreverent treatment of adultery, This Was A Man, a previously unseen play by Noel Coward, directed by actress Belinda Lang, opens for its long overdue UK professional premiere in a strictly limited three week season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 17 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Sound Theatre Company to Present David Ives' THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, Begin. 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Sound Theatre Company will launch into raunch and ruffles this summer with the Seattle premiere of The School for Lies by David Ives, co-directed by Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels. This saucy update of Moliere's The Misanthrope by Tony Award-nominated David Ives (Venus in Fur) stuffs contemporary off-color slang into the classic baroque farce, in which rivals scheme romance to expose a notorious cynic. A few cunning lies set party girl Celimene and acerbic wit Frank up for battle and sex. Misbehavior, gossip, glamour and scandal reign in this clowning burlesque written in rhymed couplets. (more...)

BABY GIRL to Play FringeNYC, 8/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Kutumba Theatre Project, in association with The Present Company as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, presents the New York premiere of "Baby GirL," a comedy based on true events, written and directed by Kim Ehly (Artistic Director, Kutumba Theatre Project). * Please Note: The title, "Baby GirL," is written with a capital "L" at the end with intention. "Baby GirL" will be presented at Fringe Venue #10 - The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street, btw. 2nd Avenue and the Bowery) in Manhattan. (more...)

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