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Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts

Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, strongVIOLET/strong

follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman

accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can

cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North

Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young black

soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means

to be an outsider. brbrOne of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ?90s, strongVIOLET/strong

astounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,

toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3343"Jeanine Tesori/a, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3237"Brian Crawley/a

that are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Its

simple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to any

scale production. strongVIOLET /strongfeatures a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.


Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, October 30, 2014Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, October 30, 2014
by TV Scoop - Oct 9, 2014

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, October 30, 2014! (more...)

Sheldon Henry, Kevin McAllister & More to Star in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena StageSheldon Henry, Kevin McAllister & More to Star in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Come and dance the blues away with Five Guys Named Moe! Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootcandy, director of The Mountaintop at Arena Stage) returns to Arena Stage to direct an explosive, reimagined tribute to the 'King of the Jukebox'-legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan. This modernized production features new orchestrations for classic songs, including 'Let the Good Times Roll' and 'Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby,' and a contemporary twist on the five Moes, now a hit boy band set in 2014. This dynamic musical revue features musical direction by Darryl G. Ivey (assistant music director for original Broadway production of Five Guys Named Moe) and choreography by Byron Easley (off-Broadway's Langston in Harlem). A co-production with Cleveland Play House, Five Guys Named Moe runs November 14-December 28, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

VIOLET ONLINE to Debut at Alexander Upstairs Theatre on 8 OctoberVIOLET ONLINE to Debut at Alexander Upstairs Theatre on 8 October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Gorgeous Capetonian actress Lynita Crofford will perform in Violet ONLINE, a comedy based on a series of well-known blog posts by an anonymous, over 40, mother, ex-wife and grammar fiend, that will be staged at the Alexander Upstars Theatre this October. (more...)

Cache Debuts 2014 Holiday CollectionCache Debuts 2014 Holiday Collection
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

As the days grow shorter, temperatures begin to dip and consumers start their oh-too-familiar exercise of layering on their sweaters and jackets, stores and online portals are chock full of seasonal apparel to ward off the chill of the coming months. The fashion teams at Caché, led by SVP and Design Director, Jennifer Ehrenfeld, have searched the international markets and translated current trends into wearable items for today's consumer. With their finger on the pulse of what's happening in fashion, this experienced team has taken the guesswork out of choosing holiday 2014 wardrobe essentials for the fashion-conscious woman. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Direct From Signature: Eric and Charlie talk Elmer (Gantry)!BWW Interviews: Direct From Signature: Eric and Charlie talk Elmer (Gantry)!
by Ellen Burns - Oct 7, 2014

One constant in Washington-area theater for which we should all be grateful, is that the wonderful creative minds and souls at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, can be counted on to bring us fresh, innovative and carefully crafted productions of shows that may be new to many of us. This season, Signature is giving us three world premier productions of new musicals (Sheryl Crow's Diner; John Kander's Kid Victory and DC-native Nick Blaemire's Soon), but also a revival of a musical version of the story of Elmer Gantry, a traveling salesman turned preacher, who brings a religious revival a possibly dangerous spark in his pursuit of love. Almost 90 years ago, Sinclair Lewis brought Elmer Gantry to the page and Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, is bringing him to the Signature stage for 2014 audiences. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: National Music Theater Institute Embraced by BroadwayBWW Exclusive: National Music Theater Institute Embraced by Broadway
by National Theater Institute - Oct 6, 2014

The National Music Theater Institute (NMTI) students have just returned to campus from two weeks training in New York City; scroll down for photos from the visit! NMTI is the newest credit-earning, semester-long intensive from the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Utilizing the O'Neill's 50-year experience in training young theater artists and history of developing new musicals (including Nine, Avenue Q, In The Heights, [title of show], and Violet), NMTI offers broad-based training in all areas of musical theater: acting, singing, directing, writing, dance, composition, and choreography. In addition to the semester's rigorous curriculum-classes 14 hours a day, 7 days a week with emphasis on collaboration and the creation of original work- two weeks of the semester are spent learning in the epicenter of American music theater. (more...)

Julien's Auctions Set to Offer Collection of HEART MemorabiliaJulien's Auctions Set to Offer Collection of HEART Memorabilia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Julien's Auctions, the world's premier entertainment and music memorabilia auction house, has announced The Collection of Ann and Nancy Wilson of the mega-rock group Heart auction event featuring custom made stage costumes and personal items to take place on November 7 and 8, 2014 at Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SIDE SHOW on BroadwayUp on the Marquee: SIDE SHOW on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Oct 6, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, opens on Broadway this fall, with a revised book and lyrics are by Bill Russell, with music by Henry Krieger, and additional book material by Bill Condon. Musical direction and arrangements are by Sam Davis (Dreamgirls at the Apollo), orchestrations are by six time Tony Award nominee Harold Wheeler, (Hairspray, Dreamgirls, The Wiz); and choreography is by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia). Since its inception, Jack Tantleff has serviced as Creative Supervisor. Below, check out photos of the marquee at the St. James Theatre! (more...)

SIDE SHOW Box Office Opens Today at St. James Theatre; First 100 Will Get Voucher for Free Cast AlbumSIDE SHOW Box Office Opens Today at St. James Theatre; First 100 Will Get Voucher for Free Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

When the box office for Side Show, at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street), opens TODAY at 10:00 a.m., the first 100 ticket-buyers on line will receive a voucher for a free copy of Side Show's recently announced, new original Broadway cast recording. Each of the cast recordings given away will be autographed by the creative team, which includes Academy Award® winning director Bill Condon, multiple Grammy Award® winning and Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and Tony Award® nominated composerHenry Krieger, and Tony Award® nominated book writer and lyricist Bill Russell. (more...)

American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! 11/21-12/28American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! 11/21-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the return of the critically acclaimed It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!, directed by Marty Higginbotham on the mainstage of the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., November 23 - December 28. (more...)

BWW Preview:  Spinning Tree Theatre Presents VIOLET in Kansas CityBWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Presents VIOLET in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Oct 4, 2014

The Spinning Tree Theatre production of the musical Violet opens at the Off Broadway Theatre November 6. Michael Grayman and Andy Parkhurst co-direct the Kansas City premiere, which is one of the first regional theatres to secure the rights to the musical. Angie Benson provides the musical direction and leads a five-piece orchestra. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' to End Off-Broadway Run this Weekend'MIGHTY REAL' to End Off-Broadway Run this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, a musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco' Sylvester, will end its critically acclaimed, limited Off-Broadway engagement on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street). Presented by AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation, the musical was written by and starred Anthony Wayne (Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and was co-directed by Mr. Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, who also designed the show's costumes. Mr. Wayne and Mr. Bowman are currently planning a San Francisco engagement for the show, as well as a return to New York City in 2015. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 27- October 3THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 27- October 3
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 3, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a special finale of the West End's BILLY ELLIOT, opening night of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE COUNTRY HOUSE, Rosemary Harris in INDIAN INK, and more! (more...)

St. James Box Office for Broadway's Revamped SIDE SHOW Opens Next WeekSt. James Box Office for Broadway's Revamped SIDE SHOW Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

When the box office for Side Show, at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street), opens on Monday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m., the first 100 ticket-buyers on line will receive a voucher for a free copy of Side Show's recently announced, new original Broadway cast recording. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Christian Borle, Laura Osnes & More Set for Humane Society Benefit BEST IN SHOWS, 11/9Sutton Foster, Christian Borle, Laura Osnes & More Set for Humane Society Benefit BEST IN SHOWS, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening to benefit the Humane Society of New York will feature Broadway stars including Sutton Foster, Laura Osnes, Christian Borle, Hugh Panaro, Taylor Richardson, John Bolton and Julia Murney, on November 9 at New World Stages. Hosted and with Music Direction by Seth Rudetsky, Best in Shows will be presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris Joins Next Week's Dramatists Guild Fund BenefitTony Winner Michael Cerveris Joins Next Week's Dramatists Guild Fund Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris will join starry line up for the Dramatists Guild Fund's annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, set for Monday, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Wheelock Family Theatre's ALICE Appeals to the Little OnesBWW Reviews: Wheelock Family Theatre's ALICE Appeals to the Little Ones
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 21, 2014

Wheelock Family Theatre opens its 34th season with ALICE, a musical reimagining of Lewis Carroll's classics, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. WFT veteran Andrew Barbato wrote the adaptation and directs the production featuring a garden of flower buds played by children who may one day follow in his footsteps, as well as some perennials on local theater stages who deserve to have more than a few bouquets tossed their way. From seedlings to adolescents to full-grown, the vibrant members of this ensemble are all ready to embark on the journey with Alice, down the rabbit hole and wherever it may lead. (more...)

Watch Clips of THE WAY WE GET BY's Tatiana Maslany in BBC America's 'Orphan Black'Watch Clips of THE WAY WE GET BY's Tatiana Maslany in BBC America's 'Orphan Black'
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Below, take an exclusive inside look at BBC AMERICA's original thriller, ORPHAN BLACK and the astounding performance at the heart of the show, actress Tatiana Maslany. (more...)

NUMBER THE STARS to Run 11/14-17 at Davenport TheatreNUMBER THE STARS to Run 11/14-17 at Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Number the Stars 25th Anniversary production will run Nov. 14-17 in New York City. Based on the Newbery Award-Wining classic by Lois Lowry (The Giver), the play is adapted for the stage by Dr. Doulgas W. Larche. Directed and Produced by Laura Luc. (more...)

Watch Clips of THE WAY WE GET BY's Thomas Sadoski in HBO's 'The Newsroom'Watch Clips of THE WAY WE GET BY's Thomas Sadoski in HBO's 'The Newsroom'
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

As BWW reported earlier today, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the complete cast and director for its upcoming production of Neil LaBute's world premiere drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. Below, check out a clip of Sadoki in THE NEWSROOM (more...)

ORPHAN BLACK's Tatiana Maslany and THE NEWSROOM's Thomas Sadoski Will Lead Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY at Second StageORPHAN BLACK's Tatiana Maslany and THE NEWSROOM's Thomas Sadoski Will Lead Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the complete cast and director for its upcoming production of Neil LaBute's world premiere drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. The production will star Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany, the critically-acclaimed star of the BBC America series Orphan Black, making her New York stage debut, and Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski, well known for his role on the HBO series, 'The Newsroom,' as well as his Tony-nominated performance in LaBute's reasons to be pretty. The play will be directed by Leigh Silverman, who was nominated for a Tony Award last season for her direction of Violet. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, November 13, 2014Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, November 13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Oct 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, November 13, 2014! (more...)

Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Complete principal casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Victoria Clark, who won a Tony Award for her luminous performance in The Light in the Piazza and was also Tony-nominated for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and Sister Act, will star as Mamita Alvarez. Dee Hoty, who has starred on Broadway in City of Angels, Me and My Girl and Mamma Mia! and is a three-time Tony Award nominee for The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose, will star as Aunt Alicia. Gigi also stars Vanessa Hudgens in the title role, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. (more...)

Leslie Ann Moore Launches New Novel at LA Coffee Connection, 10/25Leslie Ann Moore Launches New Novel at LA Coffee Connection, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

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Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes CastRehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Vincent Leggett Joins Act3 Playhouse's SIDE SHOW, Running 11/6-23Vincent Leggett Joins Act3 Playhouse's SIDE SHOW, Running 11/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Act3 Playhouse welcomes 'Out TV: The Next American Gay' reality star Vincent Leggett to the cast of Side Show playing the role of Jake, originated by influence Norm Lewis. (more...)

Official: Tony Winner Alice Ripley to Lead Irish Rep's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY; Cast Announced!Official: Tony Winner Alice Ripley to Lead Irish Rep's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the cast for this season's annual holiday offering. Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will lead the cast of the New York premiere of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, a musical based on the classic Truman Capote short story. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRYPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

ELMER GANTRY is a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic DirectorEric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. Signature Theatre's presentation will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre now through November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. Go inside opening night, below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Freaks and Creative Team of Broadway's SIDE SHOW- First Look at the Cast in Costume!BWW TV: Meet the Freaks and Creative Team of Broadway's SIDE SHOW- First Look at the Cast in Costume!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2014

SIDE SHOW will begin previews performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre on Tuesday, October 28 with an official Opening Night on Monday, November 17. The company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the big event. Check out interviews with the whole creative team and get a sneak peek of the freaks in costume below! (more...)

Linda Lavin Joins Lineup of Stars Honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at Gala Celebration, 10/26Linda Lavin Joins Lineup of Stars Honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at Gala Celebration, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

Linda Lavin will be joining the lineup of stars honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at the Encompass New Opera Theatre's Gala celebration on Oct. 26th at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South, New York City). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Come Look at the Freaks! SIDE SHOW Cast Meets the PressPhoto Coverage: Come Look at the Freaks! SIDE SHOW Cast Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Oct 18, 2014

SIDE SHOW will begin previews performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre on Tuesday, October 28 with an official Opening Night on Monday, November 17. The company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you a preview of the show below! (more...)

APT Presents Pre-Tour Production of TALKING HEADS, 11/13-21APT Presents Pre-Tour Production of TALKING HEADS, 11/13-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Alan Bennett's prize-winning comedy Talking Heads will receive its central Ohio premiere when APT launches its third professional touring production with three public performances beginning on November 13-21. (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Freaks of SIDE SHOWFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Freaks of SIDE SHOW
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2014

Side Show will begin previews performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre on Tuesday, October 28 with an official Opening Night on Monday, November 17. The company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you a close-up with the 'freaks' below! Be sure to check back later for our full coverage! (more...)

Photo Flash: SIDE SHOW Heads to Carmine's for an Italian Feast!Photo Flash: SIDE SHOW Heads to Carmine's for an Italian Feast!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Carmine's welcomed the cast and crew of SIDE SHOW to West 44 Street by hosting a dinner Wednesday evening following their first tech rehearsal. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, November 6, 2014Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, November 6, 2014
by TV Scoop - Oct 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, November 6, 2014! (more...)

AUDIO: The Twins Are Back on Broadway! First Listen to Erin Davie & Emily Padgett's 'I Will Never Leave You' from SIDE SHOWAUDIO: The Twins Are Back on Broadway! First Listen to Erin Davie & Emily Padgett's 'I Will Never Leave You' from SIDE SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2014

In a first listen below, SIDE SHOW's Erin Davie and Emily Padgett perform the production's beloved showstopper 'I Will Never Leave You.' The music from Side Show is written by Tony®, Academy® Award nominee and Grammy Award Winning composer Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls) and Tony® Award nominated lyricist Bill Russell, with orchestrations by Tony® Award winner Harold Wheeler, with musical direction by Sam Davis. Check it out! (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

ERASURE Set to Release New Single "Reason" Out Nov. 24ERASURE Set to Release New Single "Reason" Out Nov. 24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

ERASURE will officially release their new single “Reason” on November 24. The heartfelt anthem backed with a pulsating dance beat marks the second single off ERASURE's new album THE Violet FLAME. (more...)

2014 SOUND BITES Musical Finalists Announced2014 SOUND BITES Musical Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Theatre Now New York has announced the ten musicals that will be featured in the 2nd Annual SOUND BITES 10-Minute Musical Theatre Festival to be performed on December 8, 2014 at 7:00PM at the 47th Street Theatre in Manhattan. Tickets go on sale to the public October 27 at www.tnny.com and 855-254-SHOW [7469] and start at just $25. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOEPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Come and dance the blues away with Five Guys Named Moe! Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootcandy, director of The Mountaintop at Arena Stage) returns to Arena Stage to direct an explosive, reimagined tribute to the 'King of the Jukebox'-legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan. Check out phtoos from the cast meet and greet below! (more...)

Act3 Productions to Present SIDE SHOW, 11/7-23Act3 Productions to Present SIDE SHOW, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Act3 Productions presents Side Show, a heart-warming story of two sisters searching for love and fame. Side Show will run November 7- 23 at Act3 Productions in Sandy Springs. Inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, the musical touches on the universal need for acceptance and the strength of the human spirit. The Tony Award-winning show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger. Tickets are available at www.act3productions.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Kate Morrissey, Charlie Pollock and More in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRYPhoto Flash: First Look at Mary Kate Morrissey, Charlie Pollock and More in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

ELMER GANTRY is a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. Signature Theatre's presentation will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre now through November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) is proud to announce final casting for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Michael Cassara Casting serves as the resident casting office for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Online Festival registration ends Friday, October 17. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre Announces 10/26 Musical Salute Honoring Two Luminaries of American Musical Theater: Joel Grey and Jeanine TesoriEncompass New Opera Theatre Announces 10/26 Musical Salute Honoring Two Luminaries of American Musical Theater: Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th Star-Studded Musical Salute honoring Two Luminaries of the American Musical Theater -- Tony and Academy Award Winning Legend JOEL GREY and Celebrated Award Winning Composer JEANINE TESORI. (more...)

ABC to Celebrate Halloween with Special Holiday Programming Beg. 10/15ABC to Celebrate Halloween with Special Holiday Programming Beg. 10/15
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

ABC celebrates the scariest night of the year with Halloween-themed programming, kicking off on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15. (more...)

Scoop: IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN on ABC - Thursday, October 30, 2014Scoop: IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN on ABC - Thursday, October 30, 2014
by - Oct 13, 2014

Get all the scoop on IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN, airing on ABC on Thursday, October 30, 2014! (more...)

BWW Album Awards Update: IF/THEN, Ramin, HEDWIG, HEATHERS & More In the Lead...BWW Album Awards Update: IF/THEN, Ramin, HEDWIG, HEATHERS & More In the Lead...
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2014

Voting is now underway for the First Ever BWW Album Awards to pick the Best in 2013-14's Cast Recordings, Solo Releases, Re-releases & More!! If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at International City Theatre's GLORIOUS!Photo Flash: First Look at International City Theatre's GLORIOUS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

In 1940s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, Glorious! is Peter Quilter's hilarious, Olivier-nominated comedy that invites us into the world of this New York socialite of great passion, considerable wealth and zero talent who fancied herself an opera diva. Richard Israel directs a four-week run at International City Theatre, opening tonight, Oct. 10. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Daniel Breaker, Brian Gallagher and More Set for Events and Concerts as Part of NAMT's 2014 Festival of New MusicalsLindsay Mendez, Daniel Breaker, Brian Gallagher and More Set for Events and Concerts as Part of NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced casting for the additional concerts and events surrounding their 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. On October 22nd the Festival kicks off with The 46th Minute, a concert featuring cut songs and new material from all eight 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals selections, followed by The 2014 Songwriters Showcase on October 23rd and The Songwriters Sessions on October 23rd and 24th, all at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

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