Theatre + Broadway News
Craft Theatre Presents: DANTE'S INFERNO - A MODERN RETELLING 1/8–2/1|
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(10/24/2014) - Thrilling devising company Craft Theatre will be presenting a new, fearless and physical modern telling of Dante Alighieri's timeless classic, Inferno. Featuring Craft's unique, soul-baring and thought-provoking performance style, this "muscular and intense" (Time Out) production will show the audience the circles of hell and moral crises we all face in our daily lives.
BWW TV: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for DISGRACED with Judith Light, Tony Danza & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV
(10/24/2014) - The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar had its Broadway premiere last night, October 23, 2014, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production), Gretchen Mol ('Boardwalk Empire'),Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'). BroadwayWorld's Richar Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the show's guests before the curtain went up. Check out interviews with Julia Murney, Tom Kitt, Tony Danza, Judith Light and more below!
Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre to Host 'Tweet Seats'
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(10/24/2014) - In what is thought to be a first for a West Midlands theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome has announced that on the evening of Tuesday 28 October the venue will host its first ever 'Tweet Seats'. The selected 'Tweeters' will be tweeting during the performance of Brazilian dance company, Grupo Corpo from a specially designated area of the auditorium.
William Ryall to Direct Reading of Marylou DiPietro's BLACK BUTTERFLIES at Abingdon, 10/27
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(10/24/2014) - Abingdon Theatre Company presents a free reading of BLACK BUTTERFLIES, a new play by Marylou DiPietro, on Monday, October 27 at 7pm, at Abingdon Theate Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street), as part of its ongoing Page2Stage Reading Series. William Ryall, a veteran of 14 Broadway shows including CHAPLIN, ANYTHING GOES, and AMADEUS, is set to direct.
Dates announced for Noises Off starring Andrea Martin
by Roundabout Theatre Company (Blogs)
(10/24/2014) - I am pleased to announce that our 2015-2016 Season production of Noises Off, starring Andrea Martin, will begin previews on December 17, 2015 and open on January 14, 2016. Jeremy Herrin, who makes his Broadway debut this season with Wolf Hall, will direct the production.
BWW Reviews: SUPER SIDEKICK: THE MUSICAL Packs a Super-Sized Punch for All Ages
by Christina Mancuso (Columbus)
(10/24/2014) - Superheros! Ninja Pandas! Evil Sorcerers! Feminist Princesses! What more could you ask for in an action-packed musical that's not only entertaining, but cleverly written and fun for all ages. CCT's regional premiere of SUPER SIDEKICK: THE MUSICAL packs in an hour's worth of nonstop adventure that everyone from kids to teens to adults is sure to enjoy.
Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Honored at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff (Cabaret)
(10/24/2014) - There smiling pictures of Frank Sinatra & Jerry Lewis looked down on "Super Singer" as she continues her New York City Marathon of Marilyn Maye appearances at the Friars Club.
AWAKE And SING Opens 11/6 at John DeSotelle Studio
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(10/24/2014) - Nuance Theatre and the John DeSotelle Studio presents Cifford Odets classic drama Awake and Sing! at John DeSotelle Studio (300 W. 43rd Street) from November 6th thru 22nd. John DeSotelle directs a strong ensemble cast that features Margo Singaliese*, Charles Dinstuhl*, Michael Citrinti*, Brian Poteat*, Bobby Kruger, Spencer Carter, Annie R. Such and Eric Kuenehmann. *(Member of Actors Equity)
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Hosts 'AN EVENING OF BROADWAY SONGS' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk (Miami)
(10/24/2014) - South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presents An Evening of Broadway Songs and the Carbonell Award Winners on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm as part of the Center's Cabaret Series. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of show and can be purchased through the Box Office by calling 786-573-5300 or online at SMDCAC.org. A portion of the proceeds for this event will support the Carbonell scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors to pursue a degree in theater or journalism. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay.
VISITORS Comes to the Bush Theatre 26 Nov
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(10/24/2014) - Direct from a national tour and a sell-out run at the Arcola Theatre, Barney Norris's hugely successful play VISITORS comes to the Bush for a 7 week run starting 26 November 2014, with a cast including two Bush Theatre alumni: the award-winning Linda Bassett and celebrated actor Robin Soans. Simon Muller and Eleanor Wyld also return to complete this full, original cast.
Academy and Grammy Award-Winner Jamie Foxx & His Sister Launches Down Syndrome World
by BWW News Desk (Celebrities)
(10/24/2014) - The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Down Syndrome World, the first national magazine dedicated to covering important topics affecting people with Down syndrome, their families, friends and caregivers.
But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Fri, Oct. 24th: Tony & Gaga Get CHEEK TO CHEEK
by Matt Tamanini
(10/24/2014) - 9:00pm: GRIMM | NBC 9:00pm: CHEEK TO CHEEK w/ Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett | PBS 10:00pm: CONSTANTINE | NBC Click for more picks!
Geva Theatre Center's Son House Project Launches 11/2
by BWW News Desk (Buffalo)
(10/24/2014) - In December of 2013, Geva Theatre Center was selected as a recipient of a prestigious grant from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation to create a multimedia celebration on the life and work of legendary blues guitarist, Son House. The 18-month project, entitled "A Journey to the Son," will bring together musicians, writers, artists and the area's leading regional theatre company in a "creative collision" to celebrate one of Rochester's own, Eddie "Son" House. The project will culminate in a four-day celebration in August weaving together stories, music, theatre, film, audio recordings, storytelling and lectures.
TastiSkank & An Evening with Nat Zegree Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(10/24/2014) - Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events:
Review Zusammenfassung - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR premiert in Dortmund
by Iris Moebius (Germany)
(10/24/2014) - In diesem Herbst widmet sich das Theater Dortmund in einer Co-Produktion mit dem Theater Bonn einer neuen, englisch-sprachigen Inszenierung von Andrew Llyod Webber's und Tim Rice's Rock-Oper 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. Musikalische Auseinandersetzungen mit Jesus Christus und der Passionsgeschichte haben eine lange Tradition, selbst Musicals zu dem Thema gab es schon vor Lloyd Webber. Was die konservativen Kreise damals jedoch befremdete, war der Ansatz von Tim Rice, die letzten sieben Tage Jesu aus der Sicht von Judas zu erzahlen. Judas, nicht ein Verrater, sondern ein Freund und Anhanger von Jesus, der besorgt beobachtet, wie ihre gemeinsame Bewegung aus dem Ruder lauft: Die immer fanatischer werdenden Anhanger machen aus Jesus eine Kultfigur, erheben jedes seiner Worte zur absoluten Wahrheit, wahrend er selbst zunehmend launischer und unzuganglicher wird. Tim Rice entwirft das Bild eines zutiefst menschlichen Jesu, den aber Anhanger und Gegner gleichermaen zum Superstar stilisieren. In Zeiten des Starkults, der Sehnsucht nach Leitfiguren und verbindlichen Werten sind die Fragen, die Jesus Christ Superstar aufwirft, nach wie vor hoch aktuell.
Chef's Spotlight: Brandon Kida of CLEMENT at The Peninsula in New York City
by Marina Kennedy (Food + Wine)
(10/24/2014) - Brandon Kida of Clement at the Peninsula Hotel on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in New York City is in our 'Chef's Spotlight.'
Andrea Martin-Led NOISES OFF Will Begin Previews December 2015; Opening Night Set for January 14
by BWW News Desk
(10/24/2014) - Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced dates for Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Andrea Martin as 'Dotty.' Jeremy Herrin will direct the new Broadway production as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season. Noises Off will begin previews on Thursday, December 17, 2015 and open officially on Thursday, January 14, 2016 on Broadway. This will be a limited engagement.
Birmingham Hippodrome Announces Ballot Tickets for Mariinsky Theatre's Staging of Wagner's THE RING CYCLE
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(10/24/2014) - This November, Birmingham Hippodrome will present a once in a lifetime event as Wagner's epic RingCycle conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera makes its Birmingham Hippodrome debut with four performances over five nights; more than 250 artists will travel from St Petersburg to Birmingham, along with 10 trucks of scenery for this large scale undertaking.
Lauren Graham to Join Matthew Perry on CBS's ODD COUPLE Reboot
by TV News Desk
(10/24/2014) - Lauren Graham will sign off on the final season of ABC's 'Parenthood' and head right over to CBS's upcoming reboot of THE ODD COUPLE for a guest starring role.
Joel Bassin Named Producing Artistic Director of Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Norfolk)
(10/24/2014) - Firehouse Theatre has announced the appointment of Joel Bassin as Producing Artistic Director. He will take over leadership of the theatre at the end of Artistic Director Jase Smith's term in January 2015. Joel is the current Chair of Theatre at Hunter College in New York City.
BWW REVIEWS - SISTER ACT EL MUSICAL: Fiestón en el convento
by margarida araya (Spain)
(10/24/2014) - Una de las comedias cinematograficas mas taquilleras de los aos 90 fue 'Sister Act'. Su exito genero una continuacion y, posteriormente, un musical. Y es que lo tiene todo para poder lucir en un escenario: un argumento sencillo, una protagonista carismatica, canciones y un coro hilarante. Esta version musical que mantiene en gran parte el argumento de la pelicula (cabaretera huye de gangsters, se refugia en un convento y revoluciona a las monjas), aade numeros musicales para todos los personajes y se desmadra -aqui, la mayor diferencia- en lo que respecta a los numeros musicales de las monjas. Si en la pelicula se versionaban conocidas canciones soul de los aos 60 como 'My guy' o 'I will follow him', aqui las canciones son nuevas (el prolifico Alan Menken esta al frente de la partitura), convirtiendo cada cancion de las monjas en un numero alocado, que gracias a la simpatia y a la gran interpretacion de las actrices-cantantes no desentona del conjunto, si no que hace el musical mas vistoso y popular. Ahora la accion se ambienta, a diferencia de la pelicula, en los aos 70, cosa que permite que el espectaculo luzca vestuarios, decorados y luces de lo mas setentero. Aunque curiosamente, la parte de los 70 solo esta representada en las escenas de los gangsters, dividiendo asi a 'Sister Act' en dos estilos musicales: mientras los chicos homenajean (brillantemente) a los Bee Gees o a Barry White, las chicas cantan canciones de clasico estilo intemporal. Mireia Mambo Bokele es Deloris Van Cartier, un verdadero hallazgo que brilla con luz propia en cada escena, con excelente voz y simpatia. ngels Gonyalons esta excelente como la estricta e ironica Madre Superiora, Enrique Sequero es un terrorifico gangster (acompaado de tres divertidos patanes) y Juan Delgado, el policia, con una excelente voz, se queda un poco corto a nivel interpretativo. Fermi Reixach reparte entusiasmo y dejo para el final uno de los mejores castings de la historia de los musicales; imposible destacar una hermana/monja por encima de otra: desde la flipada Maria Juana de Amparo Saizar hasta la imprevisible y descacharrante Maria Lazaro de Silvia Abril, pasando por la muy convincente Maria Patricia de Malia Conde y la tierna con voz atronadora Maria Roberta de Gara Roda. Ellas hacen que desees ver mas numeros musicales protagonizados por las monjas y te garantizan risas en cada escena suya. 'Sister Act' es un musical para todos los publicos con mucho humor, que fluye sin altibajos (quizas, repito, en ocasiones prefiramos ver mas monjas que otros personajes) donde los gags locales funcionan incluso mejor que los originales. Cosa que nos hace reflexionar en si no hubiera sido una buena idea hacer una adaptacion total del libretto (claro que con esto de las franquicias no se juega). Totalmente recomendable.
Teatro Vista Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(10/24/2014) - Teatro Vista has announced the addition of two new ensemble members and seven new artistic associates to the company. The new ensemble members include Ramon Camin and Tommy Rivera-Vega. New artistic associates include Jennifer Aparicio, Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Isaac Gomez, Ayssette Muoz, Yunuen Pardo and Jessie Prez.
THE GAME'S AFOOT Begins 12/5 at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(10/24/2014) - This Holiday Season, TheatreWorks New Milford will present the hilarious Ken Ludwig whodunit, THE GAME'S AFOOT OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
Tony Winner Michele Pawk to Star in OUT OF ORBIT Staged Reading at Wagner College Theatre, 10/26
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(10/24/2014) - Wagner College Theatre presents a staged reading of the 2014 Stanley Drama Award, OUT OF ORBIT by Jennifer Maisel, on Sunday, October 26 at 1pm at Stage One. Directed by WCT Professor Mickey Tennenbaum, OUT OF ORBIT stars Tony winner and WCT Professor Michele Pawk.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Sing-Off Competition Now Accepting Submissions
by BWW News Desk (Pittsburgh)
(10/24/2014) - Ready, Set, Sing! The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the fifth annual vocal competition for talented student singers! The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Sing-Off Competition is part of the upcoming Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2015, and is aimed at providing a unique and creative opportunity for young people in the greater Pittsburgh region.
VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher in Promo Shoot for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!
by Stage Tube
(10/24/2014) - ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY is the hilarious Tony-winning musical comedy that is back in the spotlight nearly 40 years after making its Broadway debut.
Florida Rep to Present THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS as Part of Lunchbox Series, Begin. 11/1
by BWW News Desk (Ft. Myers/Naples)
(10/24/2014) - Florida Rep's Education Department will present The True Story of the Three Little Pigs as part of the Lunchbox Theatre Series in the Historic Arcade Theatre.
Chromolume Theatre at the Attic Presents PUTTING IT TOGETHER 11/14-12/21
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(10/24/2014) - Chromolume Theatre has announced its final production of 2014, Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together, opening on Friday, November 14 at 8pm. Devised by Sondheim and Julie McKenzie with music and lyrics by Sondheim and musical direction by Richard Berent, Putting It Together will be directed and choreographed by Ovation Award-winner Cate Caplin. The show will play a strictly limited engagement through December 21 only.
AEA Welcomes New Western Regional Director
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(10/24/2014) - Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or Equity) has announced that Gail E. Gabler will be the union's new western regional director/assistant executive director effective Monday, December 1, 2014.
BWW Reviews: LEND ME A TENOR Opens Fulton Season With Laughter
by Marakay Rogers (Central Pennsylvania)
(10/24/2014) - Director Charles Abbott and actor Jeremiah James fill the Fulton stage with area native Ken Ludwig's best farce
SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 10/24/2014
(10/24/2014) - BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 10/24/2014.
Photo Flash: First Look - Jennifer DiNoia Goes Green for West End Debut in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)
(10/24/2014) - WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has released the first pictures of Jennifer DiNoia as she prepares for her West End debut on Monday.
Repertory Dance Theatre Presents SURPRISE PACKAGES, 11/22
by BWW News Desk (Dance - Salt Lake City)
(10/24/2014) - Repertory Dance Theatre presents a special concert designed to entertain children of all ages. In their 49th year, RDT will perform the fun and refreshing concert by choreographer, Tim Hadel, SURPRISE PACKAGES. The show is inspired by rhymes, games, puzzles and hijinks to delight audiences from age 3-103. To kick off the holiday season, RDT will offer this gift to the community with tickets just $10, or $40 for a family of 5.
The Firm's Final 2014 Concert to Feature Langbein String Quartet, Marianna Grynchuk, 11/3
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Adelaide)
(10/24/2014) - Four of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's finest string players, performing as The Langbein String Quartet, will join forces with young piano virtuoso, Marianna Grynchuk, and local accordion legend, Gareth Chin, to present the final concert in The Firm's 2014 season on November 3, 8pm, in Elder Hall.
The OH YEAH! Tour Coming to Harris Center, 11/19
by BWW News Desk (Music - Sacramento)
(10/24/2014) - Jazz fans will have a rare chance to see two celebrated New Orleans jazz icons in the same performance at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. The celebrated Preservation Hall Jazz Band and one of New Orleans favorite sons, Allen Toussaint, are touring the United States in a joint tour for the first time ever. Unlike many tour packages, where two artists tour together but perform their own shows, this tour will be a combined show, with lots of interaction between the two legends
The Illusionists 1903 Coming to QPAC in January
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Brisbane)
(10/24/2014) - The team behind the biggest selling magic shows in the world will hold the world premiere of their brand new production, The Illusionists 1903 in the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 4 January 2015.
Melville Theatre to Present WIFE AFTER DEATH
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Perth)
(10/24/2014) - A SECRET life will soon be exposed at a funeral and the bombshell will cause tempers - and ashes - to fly.
Quintessence Extends AS YOU LIKE IT & RICHARD II Through 11/16
by BWW News Desk (Philadelphia)
(10/24/2014) - Quintessence Theatre Group has launched its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II.
2-Disc Deluxe Edition INTO THE WOODS Soundtrack to Be Released 12/16!
by Movies News Desk
(10/24/2014) - The official soundtrack recording for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS will be released on Tuesday, December 16th.