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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/1/2014
by - Sep 1, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 9/1/2014. (more...)

Selina Cadell to Direct THE RIVALS at Arcolo Theatre Oct 15-Nov 15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Arcola Theatre presents THE RIVALS by Richard Brinsley Sheridan in a new production directed by Selina Cadell at Arcola Theatre from Wednesday 15 October to Saturday 15 November 2014. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Strikes Sexy Pose In New SPEED-THE-PLOW Promo Photo Shoot
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 31, 2014

Internationally recognized screen star and tabloid target Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look at the actress striking some sexy poses while participating in a new photo shoot to promote the play are now available to view. (more...)

The Trustus Theatre Presents VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Open 30th Season, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Trustus Theatre begins their 30th Anniversary Season With Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This show was one of the most successful comedies on Broadway last season, and now this Tony award-winning script finds a home on the Thigpen Main Stage this fall. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opens on Friday September 12th at 8:00pm, and runs through September 27, 2014. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Shares SPEED-THE-PLOW Rehearsal Photos
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 30, 2014

Internationally recognized screen star and tabloid target Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look at the actress striking some sexy poses while participating in a new photo shoot to promote the play are now available to view. (more...)

HBO Announces OLIVE KITTERIDGE Debut Starring McDormand, Murray, Gallagher Jr., Kazan
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

HBO has confirmed the debut dates for the miniseries OLIVE KITTERIDGE, With the first two parts scheduled to debut on SUNDAY, NOV. 2 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed the next night by the debut of the final two parts on MONDAY, NOV. 3 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Rover Dramaworks to Close Season with SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY, 9/11-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Rover Dramawerks will conclude their 14th Season With the regional premiere of the mystery/comedy Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily by Katie Forgette at their new theatre venue in Plano, located in Ruisseau Village at 221 W. Parker Rd, Suite 580, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75. Performances are September 11 - October 4, With shows on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., plus an additional matinee performance on Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Interview with Director Carey Perloff
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 29, 2014

TED SOD: Tell us about yourself: Where were you born and educated? When did you realize you wanted to be a director? (more...)

BWW Review: It's a One-Man METHTACULAR! Indeed
by M. William Panek - Aug 29, 2014

The doors outside About Face & Justin Brill's production of METHTACULAR! should warn audiences of the show's nudity. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway Coming to Ronnie Scott's, 29-30 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Ann Hampton Callaway will perform at Ronnie Scott's, Monday 29th September - Tuesday 30th September 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: COMMUNITY's Dan Harmon's Doc HARMONTOWN Gets Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

A documentary chronicling Dan Harmon's podcast tour following his firing from his cult-like creation, NBC's “Community,” HARMONTOWN provides untapped insight to Harmon's personal demons and his ever-present talent that is poised to redeem him. (more...)

BoHo Theatre to Close Season with PARADE, 1019-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

BoHo Theatre closes out its milestone 10th anniversary season With the stirring musical Parade, directed by Linda Fortunato (Jeff-Award winner for Choreography for BoHo's Kiss of the Spider Woman) With music direction by Matt Deitchman. Opening in October at Theater Wit, Parade tells the story of the trial of Leo Frank, a northern Jew accused of the murder of a teenage worker in his Southern factory. This Tony Award-winning musical by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and composer Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) shines a revealing light on the intolerance and racial tension that continues to haunt America, as well as the endurance of love and hope against all odds. Parade represents the Bohemian Pillar of Love in BoHo's 2013/2014 Season. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio & More Set for Birdland, 9/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 8 - September 14, featuring Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Natalie Douglas, and more! (more...)

THE WINTER'S TALE, GOOSE!, CINDERELLA and More Set for New York Theatre Ballet's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2014-15 season, which will include a national tour and repertory performances at the 92nd Street Y (January 10-12, 2015), New York Live Arts (February 18-21, 2015) and Danspace (June 17-20, 2015). NYTB continues to maintain its association With the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Company's Once Upon A Ballet series for children will continue at Florence Gould Hall throughout the year. NYTB will also continue to offer its Free Ticket Program for families who are unable to afford to attend performances. (more...)

Free Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's HD Broadcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Go On Sale, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

FREE tickets to Opera Philadelphia's HD broadcast of The Barber of Seville will be available to the public starting on Wednesday, September 3. You can score your free tickets to Opera on the Mall beginning at 10 a.m. at operaonthemall.org. Everyone who registers will be entered to win an Opera Philadelphia subscription for two to the entire 2014-2015 Season. (more...)

SPEED THE PLOW, ON GOLDEN POND & More Set for Theatre Artists Studio's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Studio has announced its 2014-2015 season. Here's a breakdown of currently scheduled events and dates! (more...)

Imaginary Beasts to Premiere KNOCK! THE DANIIL KHARMS PROJECT, 9/27-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

imaginary beasts invites audiences into the strange and comical world of Russian writer Daniil Kharms, where a simple knock on the door can lead to redemption or the ultimate end. The inventive stage troupe will bring Kharms's work to life this fall in KNOCK! ? THE DANIIL KHARMS PROJECT, a world premiere and once-in-a-lifetime event. Working With carefully curated selections of his micro-prose, short plays, and poetry in new translations by Irina Yakubovskaya (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 27th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 27, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Equity Jeff Award nominations are out, and 'On The Town' is open. Peck and Lindley, Jessie Mueller and more are set for concerts here, and 'I Love Lucy' and the Grinch will return. Plus Theo Ubique's Andrews Sisters and Kurt Weill in rep, 'Titanic' and 'In The Heights' prepare, Munster announces 2015, and NBC flies its 'Peter Pan' cast. Ahh!! (more...)

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP Adds Sara Schaefer & Nikki Glaser to Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

LIPSHTICK - THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP continues to bring the best names in comedy to Las Vegas With the announcement of a new show to the all-female comedy series. Hosts of MTV's late night show Nikki & Sara Live, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer are set to co-headline the Lipshtick stage Saturday, Sept. 27. (more...)

HVSF's 2015 Season to Include THE WINTER'S TALE, AN ILLIAD & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

As the 2014 season draws to an end, Davis McCallum, Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) gave friends and fans something to look forward to when he announced the 2015 season at a special Sneak Peak event on Saturday evening. Noting that the pieces that he has chosen share in the deep belief in the magic of storytelling, McCallum announced that the 2015 productions will be The Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Dennis O'Hare, and a fourth, soon to be revealed production. 'Each of these pieces aims to transport the audience With the simplest and most powerful of theatrical means - language, Wit, movement, commitment, and passion,' he told the assembled crowd. (more...)

European Arts Company's THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE Sets Trafalgar Studios Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Following a 43 date UK Tour and sell out run at St James Theatre, European Arts Company have announced that The Trials of Oscar Wilde is transferring to Trafalgar Studios for a strictly limited four week run. The production will open on Monday 13th October, in celebration of Oscar Wilde's 160th birthday that same week, and will run until Saturday 8th November. Press Night is scheduled for Tuesday 14th October at 7.00pm. A special Birthday Gala performance will take place on Thursday 16th October at 7.45pm (Oscar's Birthday) With further details to be announced soon. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Saturday, September 20, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 26, 2014

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Saturday, September 20, 2014! (more...)

Gwenda Bonds to Release New Book, FALLOUT, Based on the Life of Lois Lane
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Gwenda Bonds, author of The Woken Gods and the upcoming Girl on a Wire, will be releasing The Fallout, based on the story of Lois Lane. Amazon states that the book will be available in January 2015; however, Bonds says it will be released in May. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Present Isango Ensemble's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Isango Ensemble's The Magic Flute (Impempe Yomlingo), bringing thirty actors and musicians from South Africa to Chicago as part of CST's celebrated World's Stage Series. The Magic Flute reimagines Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most beloved operatic work, incorporating African singing, pulsating beats and spirited storytelling into this 223-year-old classic. Based in Cape Town, the vibrant company of the Isango Ensemble unites the diverse nation of Africa by reinventing classics from the Western theater canon Within a South African setting. Adapted and directed by Isango co-founder Mark Dornford-May, The Magic Flute took London by storm, garnering London's prestigious Laurence Olivier Award. The production will be performed at Skyline Stage on Navy Pier (next door to CST) for a limited engagement, September 25-28, 2014. (more...)

Montana Repertory Theatre to Premiere BROOMSTICK, Begin. 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

BROOMSTICK tells the tale of a contemporary Witch, dealing With a guest from long ago, in her mountain home. This one-person show has been delighting and moving audiences from coast to coast during its year long rolling premier partly sponsored by The National New Play Network. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID Needs More Grooming
by Herbert Paine - Aug 25, 2014

I'm a great fan of Golden Girls, the legendary and hilarious TV sitcom for which Jamie Wooten was a producer and writer ~ the same Jamie Wooten of the equally prolific comedic trio of Jones Hope Wooten that penned Always A Bridesmaid. I therefore expected a comedy imbued With similar sparkles of Wit and sophistication, only to be left at the altar, disappointed by trite, forced, and flat stabs at humor. A bright and shining light of this show is Carli Weekley, as newlywed Kari, whose entr'acte conversations With the guests at her wedding reveal a marvelous comic sensibility. She is joyous in tossing pearls of humor to an audience-in-waiting. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Consumer Goods Companies Need to Do More to Harness Digital Technology for Marketing or Risk Falling Behind
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

These are among the major findings of 'The race is on: Keeping pace With the Consumer Goods leaders in digital marketing and technology,' a new study from Forbes Insights, commissioned by Wipro Limited (NYSE:Wit), a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Business Process Services company. The study surveyed 125 C-level executives from large, global consumer goods companies, in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, from sectors such as consumer electronics, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, food, beverages, home & personal care and apparel & footwear. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's METHTACULAR!, Now Playing at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

About Face Theatre, in association With Justin Brill, is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season With Methtacular!, written and performed by Steven Strafford and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. In this Chicago premiere, Strafford shares his brutally honest and often comedic story of survival in the underground world of Chicago's crystal meth scene. Methtacular! plays through September 28, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. (more...)

Jenny Sullivan to Direct Tom Dugan's WIESENTHAL; Complete Creative Team Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart) and Karyl Lynn Burns (The Best is Yet to Come) present the New York premiere of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Wiesenthal begins performances October 24 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street). Opening night is November 5. (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

Twitter Watch: In Rehearsal for SPEED THE PLOW with Lindsay Lohan!
by BWW Staff - Aug 25, 2014

On TWitter Watch, Lindsay Lohan wrote ' Just finished day 1 of rehearsals for Speed The Plow With my director Lindsay Posner and my co star Richard Schiff. ' (more...)

T.R. Knight Will Return to the Stage in Samuel D. Hunter's POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced casting for POCATELLO, the World Premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner 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...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/25/2014
by - Aug 25, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/25/2014. (more...)

Scott Greer to Lead Arden Theatre's 2014-15 Season Opener LA BETE; Runs 9/11-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Arden Theatre Company begins its 27th season of great stories With La Bete by David Hirson, under the direction of Emmanuelle Delpech. The production appears on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage from September 11 through October 12, 2014. (more...)

Danny Ashok Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound DISGRACED; Rehearsals Begin Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar will begin rehearsals tomorrow for its Broadway production this fall, and producers announced today that Danny Ashok, who played Abe in the acclaimed Bush Theatre production in London will play the role on Broadway. (more...)

Andrea Marcovicci and More Highlight Vicky's of Santa Fe's 2014-15 Jazz/Cabaret Supper Club Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Vicky's of Santa Fe, is the locale for a series of 6 Jazz/Cabaret Supper Clubs. These unique Dinner Concerts headline International Jazz and Cabaret stars from a broad range of the Jazz and Cabaret music worlds, all in an intimate and elegant setting. Starting at 6:30pm With no-host cocktails followed by a 3-course dinner and show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lovely Two CharacterTRYING Brings Back 40s and 60s History and Nostalgia to ICT in Long Beach
by Don Grigware - Aug 25, 2014

Playwright Joanna McClelland Glass's autobiographical Trying is a two character play based on her working relationship as secretary to Judge Francis Biddle from 1967-68 in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Now in a fine West Coast premiere at ICT in Long Beach, Trying recounts the difficult professional and personal growth of Sarah Schorr (Paige Lindsey White) at the beginning of her career and Biddle (Tony Abatemarco) in the final days of his, against the backdrop of 60s political turmoil. With excellent direction from John Henry Davis and two astounding performances, Trying runs to September 14 only. (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Evening at the Cape May Summer Club Provides Exceptional Entertainment
by Kelli Curtin - Aug 23, 2014

This summer there is a unique and exciting event happening in Cape May, New Jersey. The event, AN EVENING AT THE CAPE MAY SUMMER CLUB, features a few of Philadelphia's favorite actors, as well as performers from the Great White Way. During this concert, audiences heard American Songbook favorites With tight harmonies, from the very talented Jeff Coon, Fran Prisco and JP Dunphy. In addition to these three performers, a few other guests entertained audiences With their voices, Wit and talent. AN EVENING AT THE CAPE MAY SUMMER CLUB is definitely an enjoyable evening filled With a variety of talented individuals. (more...)

BWW Recap: POIROT: THE LABOURS OF HERCULES Flexes Mental Muscle
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - Aug 23, 2014

The penultimate episode in the dramatization of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot stories, THE LABOURS OF HERCULES, starring David Suchet, is now being streamed by AcornTV. This version is indeed an ambitious undertaking, as it attempts to steer her 1947 collection of twelve short stories, united With some effort under the themed umbrella of the mythological trials of Hercules, into one tale. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Strand's BUTLER Astonishes Audiences at Peninsula Players Theatre
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 22, 2014

Astonished. Demanded. Surprised. These few simple words ignite the provocative action in Peninsula Players Theatre Midwest premiere of Richard Strand's equally enthralling BUTLER. Staged in Fish Creek at the company's theatrical home along the Green Bay shores, the captivating civil war drama focuses on these words in the opening moments of the two act production, an intriguing catalyst that reveals itself by the final scenes of this entertaining and exceptional play. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Casting for AS YOU LIKE IT September 18-October 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Peter Huntley Productions and W14 Productions present AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare. Directed by Derek Bond. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is adding depth and diversity to what is already the Bay Area's most comprehensive concert season. In 2014-15, SFCM presents twelve orchestra concerts, three full operas, premieres by nationally-known and home-grown composers, and an expanded faculty artist series of chamber works, early music and solo recitals. (more...)

Photo Flash: The City Theatre Presents URINETOWN 8/21-9/07
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The City Theatre's production of Urinetown the Musical opened last night, and runs through September 7. Performances are: Thursday-Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sunday 5:30 p.m. The City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 78722 - east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ˝ Street. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Andrew Rannells Rocks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 22, 2014

Today we are toasting the newest titular star of multi-award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Andrew Rannells! (more...)

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP Adds Sara Schaefer & Nikki Glaser to Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP continues to bring the best names in comedy to Las Vegas With the announcement of a new show to the all-female comedy series. Hosts of MTV's late night show Nikki & Sara Live, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer are set to co-headline the Lipshtick stage Friday, Sept. 27. (more...)

Interview with Moss Hart's son, Chris Hart
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 22, 2014

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Griffin Theatre's TITANIC to Play Theater Wit this Fall; Complete Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its 2014-15 season opener - a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom), book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year, 1776), new orchestrations by Ian Weinberger, directed by Scott Weinstein (Griffin Theatre's Spelling Bee, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Seussical) and music direction by Elizabeth Doran (Timeline's Juno). TITANIC will play October 18 - December 7, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterWit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Sunday, October 26 at 7 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sideshow Theatre's STUPID F***ING BIRD, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Sideshow Theatre Company launches its 2014/15 season With the Midwest premiere of STUPID FUCKING BIRD, Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green, playing through September 21, 2014 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press opening is tonight, Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Rolls Out the EMMY Red Carpet
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Watch below as the 'Late Night' host rolls out the red carpet in preparation for the big event. (more...)

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