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Broadway Records Releases Live Album of Laura Benanti at 54 Below TodayBroadway Records Releases Live Album of Laura Benanti at 54 Below Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Laura Benanti's engagement at New York's 54 BELOW will be recorded and released by Broadway Records. 'In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live At 54 BELOW' will be released digitally today, September 6th and on CD on September 10, 2013. (more...)

Track List Revealed for Laura Benanti's IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION Album!Track List Revealed for Laura Benanti's IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION Album!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Laura Benanti's 'In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live At 54 BELOW' will be released digitally onSeptember 6th and on CD on September 10, 2013. The CD is now available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00CRU5YW0. The track listing and cover art were unveiled today by Broadway Records. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Telly Leung and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, Nov 2014Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Telly Leung and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for November 2014. Performers include Tony Award winning actress and singer Betty Buckley; Tony Award winner Laura Benanti; jazz legend Freddy Cole; acclaimed performance artist Jeffrey Johnson; star of stage and screen Telly Leung; Award-winning cabaret singer -- and Bay Area native -- Carly Ozard. Additional performers for November 2014 will be announced at a later date. (more...)

ACT's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 10/17-11/16ACT's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 10/17-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

ACT Theatre closes out its 2014 Mainstage season with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews October 17 and is directed by ACT Theatre artistic director Kurt Beattie. An all-star cast of Seattle favorites including Pamela Reed (ACT's Other Desert Cities; Seattle Rep's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; TV & Film Parks and Recreation, Kindergarten Cop), R. Hamilton Wright (ACT's Middletown, The Pillowman, One Slight Hitch) and Marianne Owen (ACT's Assisted Living, Middletown, Seattle Rep's Hound of the Baskervilles) take on Durang's hilarious Chekhov inspired siblings. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Laura Benanti Guests on CBS's ELEMENTARYPhoto Flash: First Look - Laura Benanti Guests on CBS's ELEMENTARY
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Broadway vet Laura Benanti will guest star on the upcoming episode of CBS's Elementary titled 'Poison Pen'. (more...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Laura Benanti Follows Up Debut Album with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Encores!, NURSE JACKIE and More in 2013-14Laura Benanti Follows Up Debut Album with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Encores!, NURSE JACKIE and More in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Laura Benanti - the Tony Award-winning actress and singer, also known for her TV roles on 'Go On,' 'The Playboy Club' and 'Law & Order: SVU' - will follow the recent release of her debut album, In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention with a slate of projects through the next year. (more...)

Cleveland Native to Lead THE SANTALAND DIARIES at PlayhouseSquare, 11/28-12/21Cleveland Native to Lead THE SANTALAND DIARIES at PlayhouseSquare, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The hilarious holiday favorite, The SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello and produced by Cleveland Public Theatre, makes its return to PlayhouseSquare this holiday season, Nov. 28 - Dec. 21, starring native Clevelander Eric Schmiedl as "Crumpet." (more...)

Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Erin Mackey & More Will Star in Encores! LADY, BE GOODTommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Erin Mackey & More Will Star in Encores! LADY, BE GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Richard Poe, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Kirsten Wyatt will star in George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, the opening production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season, running for seven performances, February 4 - 8, 2015. Lady, BeGood will be directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Randy Skinner. Founding Encores! Music Director Rob Fisher will return as Guest Music Director, and has supervised the restoration of the Gershwins' original score. (more...)

Official: David Hyde Pierce to Return to VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE in Director's Chair for LA ProductionOfficial: David Hyde Pierce to Return to VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE in Director's Chair for LA Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will return to the hysterically funny and affecting new play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” this time directing the play which earned him his most recent Tony nomination. Christopher Durang's Tony-winning farce will be performed at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, January 29 through March 9, 2014, and will feature two Tony-nominated members of the Broadway cast. (more...)

Candy Buckley, Marcia DeBonis, Martin Moran & More to Lead The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKECandy Buckley, Marcia DeBonis, Martin Moran & More to Lead The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Stage CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION Reading, 6/3DM Playhouse to Stage CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION Reading, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading series continues on Monday, June 3, at 7:00 PM with Annie Baker's 'Circle Mirror Transformation.' The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase. (more...)

Broadway's Laura Benanti Signs with Top Talent Agency CAABroadway's Laura Benanti Signs with Top Talent Agency CAA
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Tony Winner Laura Benanti has signed with top talent agency CAA. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's THE SHOW OFF Begins 6/11Westport Country Playhouse's THE SHOW OFF Begins 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the classic comedy, "The Show-Off," described as a funny, surprising, and moving story of a family in upheaval when their youngest daughter becomes engaged to a brash loudmouth, playing from June 11 through June 29. Cast in principal roles are 2013 Drama Desk Award winner Jayne Houdyshell as the imperious Mrs. Fisher, and Drama Desk nominee Will Rogers as Aubrey Piper, the show-off of the title. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Laura Benanti Talks NURSE JACKIE, SOUND OF MUSIC & B'Way ReturnBWW Interviews: Laura Benanti Talks NURSE JACKIE, SOUND OF MUSIC & B'Way Return
by Caryn Robbins - May 2, 2014

Benanti spoke exclusively to BWW about her guest starring role, her recent experience on NBC's live presentation of The Sound of Music and the possibilty that she will soon return to her 'true love,' the Broadway stage! (more...)

The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Performances TonightThe Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Old Globe presents Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. Jessica Stone will direct, based on the Tony-nominated Broadway direction of Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, whose loss on April 30 devastated the theatre world*. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run today, May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run tonight, May 17 through the 21st. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Michael Urie, Annaleigh Ashford, Kristine Nielsen and Lewis J. Stadlen Earn Actors' Equity Foundation's Richard Seff & Clarence Derwent Awards!Michael Urie, Annaleigh Ashford, Kristine Nielsen and Lewis J. Stadlen Earn Actors' Equity Foundation's Richard Seff & Clarence Derwent Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Kristine Nielsen and Lewis J. Stadlen have been named to receive the annual Richard Seff Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The award honors a veteran female and male character actor for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Actors' Equity Foundation, which administers the Award. (more...)

Tony Nominated Director Nicholas Martin Passes Away at Age 75Tony Nominated Director Nicholas Martin Passes Away at Age 75
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2014

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that according to multiple sources, Tony Award-nominated director Nicholas Martin passed away yesterday, April 30th at the age of seventy-five. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti Performs PASSION MASSION with The SkivviesSTAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti Performs PASSION MASSION with The Skivvies
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2014

Laura Benanti performs with The Skivvies (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley) as 'Sexy Fosca' from Sondheim's 'Passion.' The mashup includes Sondheim's 'I Read', 'Loving You', 'No One Has Ever Loved Me', Beyonce's 'Pretty Hurts', Christina Aguilera's 'Beautiful', and James Blunt's 'Beautiful.' (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Jessica Stone to Direct The Old Globe's  VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 5/17-6/22Jessica Stone to Direct The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 5/17-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the creative team of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will be directed by Jessica Stone. Stone, who is a frequent collaborator with Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, will base this production on his Tony-nominated Broadway direction. Martin had been previously announced to return to San Diego to direct but had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 17 - 21. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by subscription only. Single tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, April 4 at 12 noon and will be available online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

DM Playhouse Stages CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION Reading TonightDM Playhouse Stages CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading series continues tonight, June 3, at 7:00 PM with Annie Baker's 'Circle Mirror Transformation.' The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's THE SHOW OFF Begins 6/11Westport Country Playhouse's THE SHOW OFF Begins 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the classic comedy, "The Show-Off," described as a funny, surprising, and moving story of a family in upheaval when their youngest daughter becomes engaged to a brash loudmouth, playing from June 11 through June 29. Cast in principal roles are 2013 Drama Desk Award winner Jayne Houdyshell as the imperious Mrs. Fisher, and Drama Desk nominee Will Rogers as Aubrey Piper, the show-off of the title. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Present SPEAKING TONGUES Reading, 7/1DM Playhouse to Present SPEAKING TONGUES Reading, 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading series continues on Monday, July 1, at 7:00 PM with Andrew Bovell's 'Speaking in Tongues.' The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Benanti in BITTER PARTY OF 5, Episode 8VIDEO: Laura Benanti in BITTER PARTY OF 5, Episode 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

Click below to watch Episode 8 of BITTER PARTY OF 5, featuring Laura Benanti, Jason Antoon, Mary Birdsong, Greg Cromer, Tricia O'Kelley and Romy Rosemont! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jayne Houdyshell, Will Rogers and More in Westport Country Playhouse's THE SHOW-OFFPhoto Flash: First Look at Jayne Houdyshell, Will Rogers and More in Westport Country Playhouse's THE SHOW-OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse stages the classic comedy, 'The Show-Off,' described as a funny, surprising, and moving story of a family in upheaval when their youngest daughter becomes engaged to a brash loudmouth, playing now through June 29. Cast in principal roles are 2013 Drama Desk Award winner Jayne Houdyshell as the imperious Mrs. Fisher, and Drama Desk nominee Will Rogers as Aubrey Piper, the show-off of the title. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: MUCH ADO's John Pankow, From Shakespeare to Sitcoms & Back AgainBWW Interview: MUCH ADO's John Pankow, From Shakespeare to Sitcoms & Back Again
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 13, 2014

Back at the Delacorte for his fifth Shakespeare in the Park, the TV star talks about playing the fool, getting typecast and living in L.A. and Italy. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl JonesTickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Return to 54 Below to Celebrate Live Album Release!Laura Benanti to Return to 54 Below to Celebrate Live Album Release!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

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BWW Review: Laugh 'til it Hurts at WHY TORTURE IS WRONG...BWW Review: Laugh 'til it Hurts at WHY TORTURE IS WRONG...
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 30, 2013

Titanic Theatre Company's production of Tony Award-winner Christopher Durang's Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them takes you on a wild ride into a post 9/11 world populated by a suspected terrorist, a minister who produces porno movies, and loony agents of a shadow government. It's bizarre, hilarious, and all-American, good fun. (more...)

Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Swandive Theatre returns to the backyard this summer for the 5th annual Veggie Stock Theatre! The summer play-­reading series, taking place over four Saturdays (Aug 23rd, 30th & Sept 6th, 13th), invites patrons, friends, and neighbors into the Corcoran backyard for a potluck, a play reading, and a discussion. Read by a talented group of professional Minneapolis actors, each of the scripts tell stories that explore magic in the everyday, a hallmark of Swandive Theatre productions. Veggie Stock Theatre prompts conversations with members of Swandive's audience to find out first-­?hand what they enjoy and what they might want to see as a fully staged production sometime in the future. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at SUMMER SPLENDOR 2014 Globe GalaPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at SUMMER SPLENDOR 2014 Globe Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO (July 24, 2014)-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, "The Good Wife," "Go On"), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. Leading underwriters include Audrey Geisel,Darlene Marcos Shiley, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, and Sheryl and Harvey White. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Headline 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, This WeekendLaura Benanti to Headline 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

Tickets to NJPAC's 2014 Gala, Featuring Laura Benanti, Barbara Cook, Patina Miller & More, On Sale 7/25Tickets to NJPAC's 2014 Gala, Featuring Laura Benanti, Barbara Cook, Patina Miller & More, On Sale 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Women's Association of NJPAC presents Nothin' Like A Dame featuring Tony Award winning performers Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Barbara Cook (Music Man), Patina Miller (Pippin) and Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls) and Special Guests: "Honorary Dame" Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek): Musical Director, Sirius XM Personality Seth Rudetsky Musical Director and Sirius XM Personality Seth Rudetsky on Saturday September 27, 2014 at 7PM in Prudential Hall. Tickets for Nothin' Like A Dame go on sale Friday, July 25th at 10AM and at the Box Office at 12 Noon. Reserve your performance only tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) and for full Gala tickets or sponsorships including cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and valet parking call (973) 353-7043 or email womensassociation@njpac.org. (more...)

DM Playhouse Presents SPEAKING TONGUES Reading TodayDM Playhouse Presents SPEAKING TONGUES Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2013

The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading series continues tonight, July 1, at 7:00 PM with Andrew Bovell's 'Speaking in Tongues.' The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase. (more...)

Laura Benanti's IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION Set for Catalina Bar & Grill TonightLaura Benanti's IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION Set for Catalina Bar & Grill Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti will make her Los Angeles solo concert debut in January. The show celebrates the West Coast release of her first album 'In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention,' which USA Today named 'Pick of the Week' and TV Guide called 'A must-have.' With musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, there will be one show only tonight, January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Cocktail and dinner service begin at 7pm. (more...)

Laura Benanti Plays Second Show at Catalina Bar & Grill TonightLaura Benanti Plays Second Show at Catalina Bar & Grill Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

By overwhelming demand, Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced the addition of a second show as Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti makes her Los Angeles solo concert debut in January. The show celebrates the West Coast release of her first album 'In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention,' which USA Today named 'Pick of the Week' and TV Guide called 'A must-have.' With musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, there will now be two shows - tonight, January 8 and Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Cocktail and dinner service begin at 7pm. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Returns to VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE in Director's Chair for LA Production, Beg. TonightDavid Hyde Pierce Returns to VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE in Director's Chair for LA Production, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will return to the hysterically funny and affecting new play 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' this time directing the play which earned him his most recent Tony nomination. Christopher Durang's Tony-winning farce will be performed at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, tonight, January 29 through March 9, 2014, and will feature two Tony-nominated members of the Broadway cast. (more...)

Laura Benanti's IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION Set for Catalina Bar & Grill, 1/9Laura Benanti's IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION Set for Catalina Bar & Grill, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti will make her Los Angeles solo concert debut in January. The show celebrates the West Coast release of her first album "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention," which USA Today named "Pick of the Week" and TV Guide called "A must-have." With musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, there will be one show only on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Cocktail and dinner service begin at 7pm. (more...)

Laura Benanti Applauds Carrie Underwood's SOUND OF MUSIC CastingLaura Benanti Applauds Carrie Underwood's SOUND OF MUSIC Casting
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Benanti addresses some harsh criticism that the upcoming broadcast has received, specifically in reaction to the casting of country music star Carrie Underwood in the role made famous by Julie Andrews. (more...)

Laura Benanti Adds Second Show at Catalina Bar & Grill, 1/8Laura Benanti Adds Second Show at Catalina Bar & Grill, 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

By overwhelming demand, Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced the addition of a second show as Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti makes her Los Angeles solo concert debut in January. The show celebrates the West Coast release of her first album "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention," which USA Today named "Pick of the Week" and TV Guide called "A must-have." With musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, there will now be two shows - Wednesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Cocktail and dinner service begin at 7pm. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of opera's most dazzling and demanding roles. American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas is the young priestess Adalgisa; Italian tenor Marco Berti is Pollione; and American bass-baritone Christian Van Horn is Oroveso. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Director Kevin Newbury and set designer David Korins return to San Francisco Opera to premiere this vivid, large-scale new co-production with Toronto's Canadian Opera Company, Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Norma runs for seven performances through September 30. (more...)

Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for CTG's 2014 Season at Mark Taper ForumMichael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for CTG's 2014 Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

A new season rich with laughter and compelling drama was announced today for the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum by Michael Ritchie, CTG Artistic Director. (more...)

Meet the Hottest Stars of the Summer 2013 Broadway Season!Meet the Hottest Stars of the Summer 2013 Broadway Season!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 2, 2013

Summertime is an important season for Broadway, with tourists flocking from all over to check out the stars they watched on the Tony Awards, be the first to visit the newest additions to the Broadway line-up, and even stop back at an old favorite. Need help keeping track of Broadway's newest and most buzzed-about performers? BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of the hottest stars of the summer below! (more...)

Titanic Theatre's WHY TORTURE IS WRONG AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM Continues thru 8/10Titanic Theatre's WHY TORTURE IS WRONG AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM Continues thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2013

Titanic Theatre Company presents Tony Award winner Christopher Durang's provocative and witty satire Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them directed by Elliot Norton Award winner, Adam Zahler, at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. (more...)

Stage West's BEYOND THERAPY Begins 8/21Stage West's BEYOND THERAPY Begins 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Two neurotic people looking for love and two therapists who are clearly less sane than their patients. What could go wrong? That's the question posed by Christopher Durang's sharply satirical farce Beyond Therapy, beginning a 6-week run at Stage West on Thursday, August 21. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Play The Cabaret, 6/5-7Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Play The Cabaret, 6/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Celebrating the release of her brand new CD, Live at 54 Below, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, bares all in an evening filled with amusing stories, mesmerizing melodies and a dab of self-deprecating humor. This kooky and sexy Broadway and TV star will feature an eclectic range of music from the Great American Songbook to popular songs of today. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 4/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Fargo (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 4/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Fargo (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Perform at The Old Globe's 2014 Gala, 7/26Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Perform at The Old Globe's 2014 Gala, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

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