Theatre + Broadway News
Super Bowl Sunday Special: Broadway Gets Patriotic with the National Anthem!|
by BWW Special Coverage
(2/1/2015) - While sports-lovers are gearing up for football's biggest night, theatre people are busy sending positive thoughts to Tony winner Idina Menzel, who tonight will likely perform for an audience of more than 100 million. Menzel will join the ranks of such music legends as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Beyonce and many more, in singing the National Anthem for Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Tune in tonight at 6:30 PM to cheer her on live! In preparation of her big performance, BroadwayWorld is celebrating all of the Broadway performers who have performed the song in the past, including a previous rendition by Menzel herself. Which version is your favorite?
Photo Flash: More Shots of ANYTHING GOES UK Tour Cast in Action!
by Roy Tan (UK Regional)
(2/1/2015) - The critically acclaimed production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy, ANYTHING GOES, sets sail on a UK and Ireland tour in 2015; opening on Thursday 29 January at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The production is playing at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre until 17 January 2015. Full tour dates: www.anythinggoestour.com/tour-dates. Check out more photos from the production below!
Casey Tuma and OU-Israel Free Spirit to Take Annual Israel Arts and Entertainment Trip
by BWW News Desk (Travel)
(2/1/2015) - Casey Tuma (Rock of Ages, Annie), along with OU-Israel Free Spirit and the popular 10-day free trip to Israel from Taglit-Birthright Israel, announce their fifth trip specifically for those interested in arts and entertainment.
Upcoming Theater Book Releases for February 2015
(2/1/2015) - Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for February 2015.
Upcoming CD Releases for February 2015
(2/1/2015) - Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for February, 2015.
Marina's Menu: POTATOPIA Fast Casual and Delicious
by Marina Kennedy (Food + Wine)
(2/1/2015) - One visit to Potatopia will never be enough.
BWW Blog: Winter Running Gloves - Product Review of Brooks, Saucony and More
by Guest Blogger: Kevin Kraft (Fitness)
(2/1/2015) - So, a few days ago the Blizzard of 2015 started, which is by all prophetic meteorological accounts was supposed to be historic. It wasn't. But it did make me think about how runners prepare themselves for the sometimes brutal climes of the northeast. Treadmills are an option, but they not appealing to those who actually enjoy GOING somewhere when they run, who enjoy the change in scenery and the sense of accomplishment of having actually traveled a distance, not just running in place. I am definitely one of those people. Outdoors for me.
BWW Previews: THE MAIN STAGE, INC. Prepares For a Thrilling 2015 Season
by Alex Price (South Bend)
(2/1/2015) - Looking for a place to 'act out' in 2015? The Main Stage, Inc. could be the place for you. The Main Stage is kicking it into gear with their 2015 season, and there's no slowing them down! They have included four productions, as well as a youth summer camp that will take place in June of 2015. I recently sat down with the Executive Director of The Main Stage, Jon West, to find out what makes this season much more special than the previous years. Let's take a look at the 2015 season for The Main Stage, Inc.
BWW Reviews: Playhouse Does the 'Time Warp' Again
by Joseph Baker (Memphis)
(2/1/2015) - It's an interesting and unintentional coincidence: PETER PAN, which wrapped up Playhouse on the Square's Holiday Season, offered the younger set its first taste of transvestism, with musically gifted actresses alternating in the role of 'Peter' (talk about the incipience of gender confusion); now, as the New Year has begun, the older set has its exposure with Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. This isn't the first time Playhouse has allowed a cast and crew to indulge themselves in fishnet hose and makeup; I can recall previous performances of this guilty pleasure with the remarkable Mark Chambers (anyone who ever saw him 'strut his stuff' is not likely to forget his performance - 'boomers' who 'time warped' in the aisles still talk about it). I imagine that everyone involved in this production dived headfirst into their costume fittings with all the giddy zeal of children glamming it up at Halloween.
BWW Reviews: A Winning Sweetness in SPT's HUMBLE BOY
by Jay Irwin (Seattle)
(2/1/2015) - Charlotte Jones' "Humble Boy", currently playing at Seattle Public Theater, may not rock your world or alter your perceptions on life or anything like that but this sweet family dramedy has plenty of charm and humor. True it's a bit long winded at times but with such engaging performances and interesting characters, you can get over that and still walk away with a contented little sigh.
BWW Reviews: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Ends An Era
by Marietta Lunceford (Birmingham)
(2/1/2015) - For its last offering at its current location, South City Theatre presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.The iconic Tennessee Williams play is one you should see at some point in your life. Take this opportunity to see a classic at SCT.
BWW Reviews: Ensemble's THURGOOD is a Perfect Black History Month Treat
by Roy Berko (Cleveland)
(2/1/2015) - Thurgood Marshall has been called the 'greatest lawyer of the 20th Century,' 'Mr. Civil Rights,' and is credited with doing 'more than any other American to lift the burden of racism from our society.' It is only appropriate that his life and judicial story be told during Black History month. Ensemble is doing exactly that by presenting multi-award winner George Stevens, Jr.'s THURGOOD.
BWW Reviews: Timely BIRDS OF A FEATHER at Stageworks
by Peter Nason (Tampa)
(2/1/2015) - It's a light-hearted romp with four actors playing every role. Underneath the sweetness and humor lies a deep, heart-warming view of love and marriage equality.
BWW Reviews: HAVING OUR SAY is Another Brilliant CVRep Production
by Audrey Liebross (Costa Mesa)
(2/1/2015) - The Coachella Valley Reportory Theatre has scored a coup with HAVING OUR SAY. The top-notch acting of H. Chris Brown and Regina Randolph, the brilliant set design by Jimmy Cuomo, the imaginative props by Doug Morris, and the professionalism of the entire crew make Emily Mann's script sparkle.
BWW Reviews: Kander and Ebb's THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Is a Night of Pure Fun at Broadway Rose
by Patrick Brassell (Portland)
(2/1/2015) - John Kander and Fred Ebb may be the last practitioners of the old-fashioned show tune, the kind that gets you tapping your toes, cocking your ear, and smiling throughout.
BWW Reviews: REBORNING Stuns in Its Brilliant Execution of Its Strange, Unsettling Subject
by Gil Kaan (Thousand Oaks)
(2/1/2015) - Playwright Zayd Dohrn dazzlingly attacks, dissects and vividly presents the unusual concept of reborn dolls in the Fountain Theatre's powerfully, intriguing Los Angeles premiere of his Reborning.
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/1/15- THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by Stage Tube
(2/1/2015) - Today in 1915, The Merchant of Venice opened at the 44th Street Theatre. A tragic comedy by William Shakespeare, the play believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and most famous character. This is made explicit by the title page of the first quarto: The mo?t excellent Hi?torie of the Merchant of Venice. The play was recenlty brought to Broadway in 2010 after a successful run at Shakespeare in the Park with Al Pacino and Lily Rabe.
Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 2/01/2015
by BWW (Ft. Myers/Naples)
(2/1/2015) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/01/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples
Now Playing Onstage in Tucson - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 2/01/2015
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(2/1/2015) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/01/2015 for Madison
Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in Cincinnati - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in Thousand Oaks - Week of 2/01/2015
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Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 2/01/2015
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(2/1/2015) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/01/2015 for Santa Barbara