Broadway Actress and Star of THE HONEYMOONERS Shelia MacRae Passes Away at 93|
by BWW News Desk
(3/8/2014) - According to published reports, Sheila MacRae, film, TV and Broadway actress known for her portrayal of 'Alice Kramden' on the TV series THE HONEYMOONERS, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was 93.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN Broadway Revival with Denzel Washington Begins Previews Tonight!
by BWW News Desk
(3/8/2014) - Previews begin tonight, Saturday, March 8, at 8pm for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night for A RAISIN IN THE SUN is Thursday, April 3 at 6:45pm. The 14-week limited engagement runs through Sunday, June 15.
Bruce Joel Rubin, Creator of GHOST, Is 'Overwhelmed' by Musical's Success
by BWW News Desk
(3/8/2014) - Bruce Joel Rubin wrote Ghost almost 25 years ago. Since then, it has been adapted as a musical with the help of Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, who worked on the music and lyrics. When Ghost hit the silver screen back in 1990, Rubin never thought it would stand the test of time, let alone become a musical. Because of its unexpected success, Rubin has a few words he wanted to share.
Photo Coverage: York Theatre's TENDERLOIN Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
(3/8/2014) - The York Theatre Company concludes the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with the 1960 musical, Tenderloin, that has Book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman, Music by Jerry Bock, and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening last night, March 7, and brings you photos of the cast onstage and at the festivities after the show!
Lena Dunham Hosts SNL with Musical Guest The National Tonight!
by TV News Desk
(3/8/2014) - Lena Dunham will make her SNL hosting debut tonight, March 8. Dunham created and currently stars in the HBO series, 'Girls.'
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Pivot's FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Special, Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda!
by Stage Tube
(3/8/2014) - Tonight, March 8, an original special Freestyle Love Supreme airs on Pivot at 10pm ET. The high-energy, completely improvised hip hop show, from the two creators of the award-winning Broadway hit 'In the Heights,' was filmed Thursday night in NYC. Check out the following two clips which feature improvised raps based on that night's audience suggestions.
VIDEO: Lifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, with Cicely Tyson, Premieres Tonight
by BWW News Desk
(3/8/2014) - Lifetime's adaptation of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, starring Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams, is set to premiere tonight, March 8th on the cable network. The Trip to Bountiful is a television adaptation of American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote's Tony nominated play. Set during the final years of the Jim Crow South, the film follows one woman's quest to reconnect with her past in order to ensure her family's future. Check out the latest trailer for the film below!
Spokane Symphony Performs SHOW BOAT Reunion Concert to Honor Jerome Kern Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Seattle)
(3/8/2014) - The Spokane Symphony prepares for a KERN TRIBUTE featuring SHOW BOAT in concert, produced by Broadway Pops International.
STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/8- Cyd Charisse
by Stage Tube
(3/8/2014) - Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse! Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut.
BWW Reviews: Put Your Hands Up for BRING IT ON in Folsom
by Harmony Wheeler (Sacramento)
(3/8/2014) - Bring It On Folsom. Bring on the Broadway talent. Bring on the music. Bring on the cheerleaders? Yes, cheerleaders. And Friday evening's audience at the Harris Center was ready to "Bring It On" with the fairly new musical based on the popular film series.
BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2014: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. Is An Enchanting Performance Of A Childhood Classic
by Barry Lenny (Australia - Adelaide)
(3/8/2014) - Everyone in the cast contributed to this memorable, magical, performance in a way that showed hours of preparation, thoroughness, and passion.
BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2014: WHERE'S MY PONY?! AND OTHER STORIES OF BETRAYAL Pokes Fun at the Unrealistic Expectations of Young Adults
by Barry Lenny (Australia - Adelaide)
(3/8/2014) - Once again, Conlin has successfully presented a sophisticated cabaret performance that connected with every person in the audience.
BWW Reviews: A STEADY RAIN Examines the Special Bonds of Male Friendship
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)
(3/8/2014) - A STEADY RAIN is first and foremost a story about Denny and Joey, two Chicago cops caught up in a series of violent events that alter the course of their lives and their understanding of the world they inhabit. The play is also an exploration of the special bonds of male friendship, and the forces that test those bonds.
BWW Reviews: Jewel Box Theatre Presents LION IN WINTER
by Jay Prock (Oklahoma)
(3/8/2014) - Jewel Box Theatre presents James Goldman's The Lion in Winter in their 56th season of productions chosen by their patrons. Director James Gordon has a fine cast who make the most of the humor in the production, but they also present the dramatic side of this dysfunctional family.
BWW Reviews: Brian D'Arcy James Brings Saginaw Charm to DC
by Jamie McGonnigal (Washington, DC)
(3/8/2014) - Tonight, Brian D'Arcy James made me fall in love with him all over again. One of the stars gracing the Kennedy Center stage in Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series, he brought his warm presence and glorious sound to the nation's capital.
BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2014: LIGHT. CAMERA. ACTION. THE LIVE LIGHTPAINTING EXPERIENCE Gives The Best Art Geek Night Out Of The Fringe.
by Barry Lenny (Australia - Adelaide)
(3/8/2014) - This is a simply great event, with a mix of nightclub, art, cool tech, geekism, cocktails, and cupcakes. What more could you want?
WE WILL ROCK YOU, das Original Musical von QUEEN, rockt im Herbst/Winter in München und Frankfurt
by Iris Moebius (Germany)
(3/8/2014) - Ab September 2014 wird das erste Rock-Theatrical" uberhaupt, wie Brian May das Musical nennt, fur nur wenige Monate an das Deutsche Theater Munchen kommen, und dann als Weihnachtsmusical in der Alten Oper Frankfurt gastieren. Und das in der Originalproduktion und in der aufwendigen, deutschsprachigen Inszenierung. Mit einem Augenzwinkern und vielen ironischen Seitenhieben ist WE WILL ROCK YOU dabei mehr als nur der Titel einer Show, mehr als nur ein Musical und mehr als ein Rock-Konzert - Es ist ein Versprechen: WE WILL ROCK YOU!
BWW Reviews: Cadence Theatre Delivers Powerful CLYBOURNE PARK
by Jeremy Bustin (Norfolk)
Bad, bizarre and bloody brilliant! ROCKY HORROR SHOW kommt in den deutschsprachigen Raum
by Iris Moebius (Austria)
(3/8/2014) - Das Kultmusical schlechthin gastiert ab 28. Oktober 2014 in Deutschland, sterreich, und der Schweiz: die Rocky Horror Show in der international gefeierten und unter dem Augenmerk des Schopfers Richard O'Brien geschaffenen Inszenierung. So weit wie keine andere Produktion zuvor dringt sie zu den Wurzeln des ultimativen Werks uber Sex, Trash und Rock'n'Roll vor.
BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's HIGGINS IN HARLEM Takes Shaw Uptown
by Jacques Lamarre (Connecticut)
(3/8/2014) - Yoouuuuu can taaaake the A-Train, yooooou can take it all the way to Haaarlem.
BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Broadway's ALL THE WAY with Bryan Cranston, Eric Lenox Abrams, Robert Schenkkan & More
by BroadwayWorld TV
(3/8/2014) - All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened on March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on the scene at the after party to chat with the show's cast and creative team - check out what they had to say below!
BWW's On This Day - March 8, 2014
(3/8/2014) - Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
Clocktower Players Presents IN THE HEIGHTS, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk (Rockland / Westchester)
(3/8/2014) - IN THE HEIGHTS presented by Clocktower Players Adult Troupe - today, March 8, 14, 15, 2014 at 7:30pm & March 9, 16, 2014 at 2pm - Irvington Town Hall Theater - Irvington, NY. Tickets available at www.irvingtontheater.com or by calling the Box Office at (914) 591-6602. Ticket Pricing: $30 - Adult; $20 - Senior (65+) / Student. 10 percent discount for 15+ tickets for a single performance
Blue Star Theatre's Program for Military Families Reaches 108 Participating Theatres in 35 States; San Diego Event Set for Today
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)
(3/8/2014) - Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and Blue Star Families, the country's largest chapter-based military families non-profit organization, have announced that 108 theatres in 35 states have now joined the Blue Star Theatres program. In partnership between TCG and Blue Star Families, with support from MetLife Foundation, Blue Star Theatres connects a variety of theatre offerings to military personnel and their families across the United States. This initiative recognizes the profound contributions of service families and seeks to build stronger connections between theatres, military families and their communities through unique programming, special discounts and more.
SENZA INCROCIAZIONI di Francesco Stella, Sabato 8 Marzo ore 21,00
by BWW News Desk (Italy)
(3/8/2014) - Una commedia semplice e raffinata scritta da Francesco Stella, protagonista sul palco insieme a Giuliano Calandra di questa godibilissima messa in scena diretta da Michela Cangi. Daniele e Nicola hanno circa trent'anni e sono romani. Sognatore con i piedi ben radicati a terra, 'figlio d'arte' e appassionato di ciclismo, l'uno. Affaticato, pigro ed esausto pendolare tra la noia e l'insoddisfazione, l'altro. Unico tratto in comune? Il loro mestiere, popolarmente conosciuto col nome di... 'becchino'.
British TV and Film Writer Aschlin Ditta Attends Teatro SEA's SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(3/8/2014) - British television and film writer ASCHLIN DITTA (writer of the screenplay to the film, Scenes of a Sexual Nature) flies in to attend tonight's performance of Scenes of a Sexual Nature, the stage play. Mr. Ditta will do a Q & A after the performance.
The Fab Four Celebrated in THE BEATLES IN AUSTRALIA Exhibition, Now thru July 1
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Melbourne)
(3/8/2014) - In June 1964 Australia was captivated by the talent, the songs and the charm of The Beatles during their first and only concert tour to our shores. Visitors can relive the excitement of these heady times when a new exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the tour, The Beatles in Australia, opens at Arts Centre Melbourne in March 2014.
Giants of Generosity Hosts Celebrity Food and Wine Show, Featuring Maneet Chauhan This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Food + Wine)
(3/8/2014) - Giants of Generosity will host a Celebrity Food and Wine Show tonight, March 8 from 6-10pm and tomorrow, March 9 from 2-6pm at The Clinton Inn Hotel and Event Center (145 Dean Drive, Tenafly, NJ).
Elks Theatre Presents MEL BROOKS-A-THON as Part of Their Classic Film Series, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk (Central Pennsylvania)
(3/8/2014) - Elks Theatre will be kicking off this Spring's classic film schedule, with a month long tribute to that master of comedy, Mel Brooks. The theatre has handpicked three of his most beloved classics, and are bringing them back to the big screen over the course of three separate weekends. Furthermore, Elks Theatre is proud to announce that all of their Mel Brooks titles will be screened from 35mm prints.
Interactivo, Featuring Roberto Carcasses, Brings Cuba to Miami Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Music - Miami)
(3/8/2014) - Directly from Havana, Cuba, and for one night only, Interactivo will perform, along the most outstanding and talented Cuban musicians, singers and songwriters of contemporary music scene of today.
South Bend Civic Theatre Holds Open House for Performing Arts Camp Today
by BWW News Desk (South Bend)
(3/8/2014) - SBCT is hosting a Performing Arts Summer Camp Open House today March 8 from 10:30a-12:30p at South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N. Main Street in South Bend. SBCT's summer camps are the perfect way to help students find and nurture the creative spark of performing. The Open House will give students and parents a taste of theatre, allowing them parents to sample the summer fare we will be offered from June-August at SBCT. Visitors will be given the opportunity to meet SBCT's teachers as well as participating in mini-workshops around the theatre to experience a bit of the fun that campers will have at SBCT this summer. Kids can also try on fun costumes and free popcorn will be served! Scholarship information and the application process will be available at the Open House as well.
Parisian Printmakers Set for Exhibition at Manhattan Graphics Center, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(3/8/2014) - In conjunction with Galerie Brun Leglise, Paris, we are happy to present the artwork of our Parisian contemporaries.
Everyman Theatre Continues 'The World of the Play' with MUST THE SHOW GO ON? Panel Today
by BWW News Desk (Baltimore)
(3/8/2014) - Today, March 8th, Everyman Theatre welcomes top-level theatrical professionals for its panel discussion entitled 'Must the Show Go On?.' The panel is a part of the new discussion series, The World of the Play, which began earlier this season.
DIVORCE PARTY LAS VEGAS Debuts at Windows Showroom at Bally's Las Vegas Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)
(3/8/2014) - The ultimate Girls' Night Out experience, Divorce Party Las Vegas, will debut inside the Windows Showroom at Bally's Las Vegas tonight, March 8, offering audiences a hilarious romp around relationship lane.