Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 11|
(3/11/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Newport Beach Film Festival to Feature Fabulous Films, Full Slate of Parties and More, 4/24-5/1
by BWW News Desk (Travel)
(3/11/2014) - Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com) brings the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight spectacular days, April 24 - May 1, 2014.
The Moody Blues to Rock Sarasota at the Van Wezel, 3/24
by BWW News Desk (Music - Miami)
(3/11/2014) - The Moody Blues, formed in England in 1964, are still rocking in 2014 with original members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge, and will perform at the Van Wezel on March 24, 2014.
MovEnt to Hit the Town with New, Civic-Minded 'Community Stages' Project
by BWW News Desk (Vancouver)
(3/11/2014) - This spring, MovEnt brings the act of collective artistic creation into five Vancouver Community Centres with the launch of Community Stages. Running now through May 30, 2014, the inaugural project pairs local professional dancers and musicians to openly collaborate and develop works at gathering spaces across the city.
Possum Point Players' SOUTH PACIFIC Comes to Georgetown, 4/4-13
by BWW News Desk (Delaware)
(3/11/2014) - Georgetown DE Winter may be slow to leave Delaware, but it's already sunny and tropical in Possum Hall as Possum Point Players rehearse the Tony Award winning musical 'South Pacific.' Palm trees and promises of magical destinations like 'Bali Ha'i' will entertain audiences April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 in the players' Georgetown theatre.
Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN to Premiere at Wexner Center, 4/10-13
by BWW News Desk (Columbus)
(3/11/2014) - Acclaimed playwright/director Young Jean Lee returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts, April 10-13 for the world premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, a provocative new work presented with an all-star cast (Austin Pendleton, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, and James Stanley) and finalized through the support of the Wexner Center Residency Award program.
New Edition of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to 'Come Out Swinging!' at the Davenport, 3/17
by BWW News Desk
(3/11/2014) - Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway returned to New York in February at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues) with Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, over the course of the spring, Alessandrini had planned on adding new material to reflect the season's openings. Now, the time as come to unveil the new edition, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! According to The New York Times, this version will begin performances March 17.
BWW Reviews: Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Stuns at Symphony Space
by Melia Kraus-har (Dance - New York City)
(3/11/2014) - Gelsey Kirkland Ballet ambitiously presented, per the program notes, an "eclectic programbeginning and ending with ballets by Marius Petipa."
Maryland Ensemble Theatre to Stage THE GOD OF THIS WORLD Reading, 3/23
by BWW News Desk (Baltimore)
(3/11/2014) - Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present a staged reading of The God of This World, a new play in development by Don Thompson. The reading on March 23 at 7pm will be open to the public for free admission and the playwright will be in attendance for Q&A and welcomes feedback from the audience.
New Nightclub Verboten to Open 3/14 in the Heart of Williamsburg
by BWW News Desk (Brooklyn)
(3/11/2014) - Brooklyn-based nightlife entrepreneurs Verboten [German for 'forbidden'] have been shaping the NYC clubbing landscape and beyond for over 12 years and are now set to open the doors at their purpose-built venue for nightlife, music and arts in the heart of Williamsburg.
dance Immersion to Welcome Azaguno and KasheDance to Harbourfront Centre, 4/4-5
by BWW News Desk (Dance - Toronto)
(3/11/2014) - dance Immersion celebrates 20 years of supporting, promoting and producing dancers and dances of the African Diaspora with the second of its two Showcase presentations this season. ExpressionsNow showcases two acclaimed companies who present a myriad of dance styles informed by their own personal evolution in dance: Ohio's Azaguno and Toronto's KasheDance - each of whom present a world premiere. This dynamic double bill runs Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5 at Enwave Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps.
Amused Moose Soho to Host Remaining Quarterfinals for 2014 LAUGH OFF, March 30 & April 6
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(3/11/2014) - Scroll down for details of the remaining four quarterfinals of the 2014 Amused Moose Laugh Off!
Amused Moose Soho Sets LAUGH OFF Quarterfinals 1 & 2 for March 23
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(3/11/2014) - Scroll down for details of the first two quarterfinals of the 2014 Amused Moose Laugh Off!
THE GREEN MOUNTAIN UPSET to Premiere in Middlebury, Home of the Tigers, 3/28
by Movies News Desk (Vermont)
(3/11/2014) - The film, THE GREEN MOUNTAIN UPSET, from executive producer and Middlebury Union '83 graduate Mark Mooney, Jr., premieres Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m., at Middlebury, Vermont's landmark Town Hall Theater. Team members will be celebrated that night at a reception accompanying the screening. A second showing will be held at the Town Hall on March 29, at 7 p.m., to be followed by a national DVD release.
Mike Sommers to Bring HICK IN THE HOOD to Town Hall Theater, 3/30
by BWW News Desk (Vermont)
(3/11/2014) - Mike Sommers remembers being on the 1983 MUHS state champion basketball team - sort of.
Glee-Cap: City of Angels.
by Robert Lawlor
(3/11/2014) - Let the sunshine in, Gleeks! No, there's not going to be a production of Hair this week - thank god. This week, the Gleeks are hitting the land of sun, surf, and celebrities. You guessed it, Gleeks - the New Directions are hitting LA! It's Nationals time, and the battle is on to win one for the home team, including several departing seniors. Will New Directions come out victorious or will LaLa land send them packing as fast as a Jennifer Aniston comedy after opening weekend? It's Nationals in LA, Gleeks! Get into it! Will calls Sam to his office and instills in him confidence to be the leader that Finn once was, despite Sam being unsure of such a title. Carole and Burt stop by the choir room, and instill their own confidence into the glee club with memories of Finn, but with optimism and fun as their main point. With the Hummel-Hudson's as chaperones, the glee club gets psyched for Nationals with 'I Love LA'. Once in LA, the glee clubs hits the sightseeing tour and really feel the love for the City of Angels. Once at the hotel, the glee club gets a familiar visitor in Mercedes, who has finally found success in music. The New Directions meet their competition in Throat Explosion and their leading man, Jean Baptiste (none other than Broadway's Skylar Astin). Ryder asks Marley about why she seems to have given up on her love of music, but doesn't really like that Marley is considering this Nationals to be her swan song. The New Directions sneak onto the stage to have a moment the night before performance, where Sam calls to mind Finn's promise that they'd make it to Nationals and win, and plans to keep that promise. Jean Baptiste and Throat Explosion crash the moment, and despite the gauntlet being thrown, respect the memory of their loss and struggle as a club over the years, but also reminds them that everyone is waiting to see if they can overcome their circumstances.
Bruce Vilanch and More Set for THE BIG GAY COMEDY SHOW to Benefit REAF, 4/13
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - San Francisco)
(3/11/2014) - Philanthropy and stellar entertainment take center stage as the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation presents a special one-night-only benefit cabaret to raise funds to support local AIDS services. Don't miss this evening of outrageous stand-up and musical comedy.
MTC Playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Martin Zimmerman Are 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg Award Finalists
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)
(3/11/2014) - Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis has announced that Lauren Gunderson's I and You, which premiered at Marin Theatre Company in October with support from the National New Play Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund, and Martn Zimmerman's Seven Spots on the Sun, which won MTC's 2012 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and received a public staged reading at MTC in June 2013, have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.
Purple Rose Theatre to Offer Voice and Movement Classes, Beg. 4/5
by BWW News Desk (Detroit)
(3/11/2014) - The Purple Rose Theatre Company is now taking reservations for our next class session, Voice and Movement. The first class begins on Saturday, April 5 and continues through Saturday, May 17 (There will be no class on April 26.) Each session meets from 10AM until 1PM.
Alisa Weilerstein and inon Barnatan to Get Up Close and Personal at RiverCenter, 3/27
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Atlanta)
(3/11/2014) - Inon Barnatan is a true poet of the keyboard: refined, searching, and unfailingly communicative. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein's passion, commitment and breathtaking technique combine with undeniable musicianship to make her one of today's most exciting artists. RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is proud to present these two world-renowned artists on the Bill Heard Theatre stage, Thursday, March 27 at 7:30pm.
George London Foundation to Welcome Christine Brewer and Dominic Armstrong, 4/6
by BWW News Desk (Classical - St. Louis)
(3/11/2014) - One of America's most beloved sopranos, Christine Brewer, who won a George London Award in 1991, and 2013 George London Award winner Dominic Armstrong, called a 'clarion-voiced tenor' by The New York Times, will share the stage for the third and final event in the season's George London Foundation Recital Series. Pianist Craig Rutenberg joins the singers for the recital on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 4:30 PM at The Morgan Library & Museum.
Playwright Leslye Headland to Appear at Brooklyn Premiere of BACHELORETTE for Q&A, 3/15
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(3/11/2014) - BrooklynONE productions (bkONE) presents the Brooklyn Premiere of Leslye Headland's BACHELORETTE.
Trey McIntyre Project to Perform Last Work as a Full-Time Dance Company at Harris Theater, 4/3
by BWW News Desk (Dance - Chicago)
(3/11/2014) - In one of its final performances as a full-time dance company, the Boise-based Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) will present the Harris Theater-commissioned Chicago premiere of The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction. The performance on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30PM will include live musical accompaniment from the young stars of the Music Institute of Chicago. This exciting work, organized and led by the Harris Theater, pairs one of the city's finest cultural institutions with one of the country's foremost contemporary dance ensembles. The commission centers on the Theater's mission to collaborate with, and present, Chicago's midsize and emerging arts organizations in innovative ways.
Mercy College to Screen HBO Doc THE UNIVERSITY OF SING SING, 3/31
by Movies News Desk (Rockland / Westchester)
(3/11/2014) - There will be a 'The University of Sing Sing' Special Screening at Mercy College on March 31, 2014 in the Rotunda, Mercy Hall, Dobbs Ferry, New York. The public is welcome.
Will Chase, Oliver Hudson Upped to Regulars on ABC's NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk
(3/11/2014) - Deadline writes that Will Chase and Oliver Hudson have been promoted to regulars for Season 3 of ABC'S NASHVILLE, assuming the series is renewed.
Photo Flash: First Look at American Blues Theate's AMERICAN MYTH
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(3/11/2014) - Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, have announced the third production in American Blues Theater's 'Legends and Legacies,' the world premiere of Christina Gorman's American Myth, directed by Steve Scott, now through April 6, at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Studio Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Moving Target IN CONCERT to Benefit Green Street Studios Programming, 3/22
by BWW News Desk (Dance - Boston)
(3/11/2014) - On March 22, 2014 at 8pm, Moving Target IN CONCERT turns the popular visiting artist class series into a performance benefitting Green Street Studios' Programming.
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Starring Bernadette Peters Ordered To Series By Amazon
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/11/2014) - A first look at legendary two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway icon Bernadette Peters on the new Amazon pilot MOZART IN THE JUNGLE is now available to view.
The Chekhov Collection Brings THE SEAGULL to Toronto, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)
(3/11/2014) - The Chekhov Collective brings Anton Chekhov's The Seagull to Toronto in a new production running March 7 - 23, 2014 at the Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs. Opening in Toronto amidst several other productions nationwide, this production boasts the implementation of The Chekhov Technique, a unique acting method.
Jordan Tannahill Awarded Tarragon Urjo Kareda Residency Grant
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)
(3/11/2014) - Tarragon Theatre has announced that the Urjo Kareda Residency Grant For An Emerging Artist has been awarded to playwright and multidisciplinary theatre creator Jordan Tannahill.
Towne Street Theatre to Continue Reading Series with BEFORE YOU SAY... I DO, 3/16
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(3/11/2014) - Towne Street Theatre continues its TST Literary Reading Series with Before You Say...I DO by Bryan Barnes. An insightful, yet humorous look at the questions you must ask before making a commitment - only you and yours will have the answers.
Ibrahim Miari's IN BETWEEN to Play New Rep, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(3/11/2014) - New Repertory Theatre announces IN BETWEEN, written and performed by Ibrahim Miari, April 4 - 20, 2014.
DEBUTANTE. to Make World Premiere at the Bernie Wohl Center, 4/23-5/10
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(3/11/2014) - After a sold out presentation at Ars Nova's ANT Fest last June, DEBUTANTE. returns to New York City for its world premiere production. Written by Ryann Weir, created & directed by Annie Tippe and produced by Robb Nanus (Andrew Lippa's I Am Harvey Milk), the production will be staged at the Bernie Wohl Center (647 Columbus Avenue).
Anon's MONEY IS AS INNOCENT AS THE GUN to Play Brighton Fringe, May 11-23
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(3/11/2014) - Money is as innocent as the gun from Anon will play as part of Brighton Fringe 2014 at The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JA. Dates: May 11th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 23rd at 8.30pm (50 minutes). Free!
Dinosaur Zoo Live!, Scooby Doo and More Set for April 2014 Family Events at MPAC
by BWW News Desk (New Jersey)
(3/11/2014) - The Mayo Performing Arts Company presents a variety of events for families with young children in April.
VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks 'Meet the Parents' Moment on CONAN
by TV News Desk
(3/11/2014) - Kristin Chenoweth stopped by Conan last week on TBS and talked about bringing her boyfriend to meet her conservative Christian family in the south, and how the experience ended up a little '50 Shades of Grey'. Check out the clip below!