BWW Review: Lovely SPITFIRE GRILL Brings Love and Hope to the Garry MarshallBWW Review: Lovely SPITFIRE GRILL Brings Love and Hope to the Garry Marshall
by Don Grigware - Jul 15, 2019

The 1996 Film The Spitfire Grill was a big winner at Sundance and other festivals. It is a drama about a small New England town called Gillead where one restaurant The Spitfire Grill has been up and running for 40 years. Since then a musical was created by Fred Alley and James Valq and little is changed. Characters and most of the plotline are the same as in the movie, with the addition of music, of course. The Spitfire Grill is a small restaurant business for a small community. Its owner Hannah Ferguson (Sarah Saviano) cooks three meals a day and runs the place by herself.  Bold and stubborn as a mule, Hannah keeps a dark secret about a close relation. It takes a stranger to Gillead to uncover the secret, to cause further complication and ... to gradually set things right. Now onstage at the Garry Marshall Theatre through August 11, The Spitfire Grill  is a winning production that will entertain you and simultaneously tug at your heart strings. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For KISS ME, KATE at the WatermillPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal For KISS ME, KATE at the Watermill
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

The Watermill Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of actormusicians for Paul Hart's production of Kiss Me, Kate. (more...)

Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie Come to Bay Street TheaterAndrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie Come to Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie: Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch on Monday, July 8 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $79 - $125 and are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime.  (more...)

The Philly POPS to Perform with Jennifer Hudson, Susan Egan in WAWA WELCOME AMERICA PerformancesThe Philly POPS to Perform with Jennifer Hudson, Susan Egan in WAWA WELCOME AMERICA Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

 The Philly POPS will give three performances during the annual Wawa Welcome America Festival, including POPS on Independence with Disney Princess Susan Egan and POPS on the Parkway with Academy and GRAMMY award-winning superstar Jennifer Hudson. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For KISS ME, KATE At The Watermill TheatreFull Casting Announced For KISS ME, KATE At The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

The Watermill Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of actormusicians for Paul Hart's production of Kiss Me, Kate. (more...)

Chita Rivera Announces Return to Feinstein's/54 Below This OctoberChita Rivera Announces Return to Feinstein's/54 Below This October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Back by popular demand, the two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her unique solo concert event for seven performances this fall (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series - 6/17-22Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series - 6/17-22
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces three winning plays for the The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series: Passing Parades by Fengar Gael, The New Galileos by Amy Berryman, and Three Months with Pook by Jack Feldstein on Mondays, June 17- July 22, 2019 at 7pm at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC (more...)

Chita Rivera to Appear in Concert Featuring Corey Cott and Telly LeungChita Rivera to Appear in Concert Featuring Corey Cott and Telly Leung
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Be up close and personal with the indomitable Broadway icon Chita Rivera as she recreates signature moments from her legendary career in CHITA & FRIENDS, coming to the Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College at 8 p.m., Friday, June 28. (more...)

Chita Rivera Will Headline The Marcus Performing Arts Center's 14th Annual Broadway Bash!Chita Rivera Will Headline The Marcus Performing Arts Center's 14th Annual Broadway Bash!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

The Marcus Performing Arts Center's Broadway Bash is one of the hottest tickets in Milwaukee. The 14th Annual fundraiser will be held on Friday, June 14 and will feature a concert by Tony Award winner and Broadway Icon, Chita Rivera, in the Todd Wehr Theater. Individual tickets are $300 including a gift back to support the Marcus Center's local arts education programming and can be purchased by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org. Sponsorship are available by contacting Kelly Candotti, Director of Development, at kcandotti@marcuscenter.org or 414-273-7121 x221. (more...)

Fiasco Theater Now Accepting Applications for Fall ConservatoryFiasco Theater Now Accepting Applications for Fall Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

New York company Fiasco Theater has announced plans to expand its training programs beginning this fall.  (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At the New AUGUST RUSH MusicalVIDEO: Get A First Look At the New AUGUST RUSH Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new musical, AUGUST RUSH, on stage now in Chicago! Check out the new video below! (more...)

CSC Announces Kate Hamill And Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm Adapting Gothic Horror WorksCSC Announces Kate Hamill And Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm Adapting Gothic Horror Works
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

Classic Stage Company continues its recently established repertory series which provides a platform, and freedom in the creative process, to today's most exciting emerging theater artists with two new adaptations of canonical gothic horror works based on novels by Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley. CSC has commissioned 2017 Wall Street Journal Playwright of the Year and one of the US' 10 Most Produced Playwrights of the 2018-2019 season, Kate Hamill, to take on Dracula, while Smith Prize for Political Theater and Helen Hayes Award-winning playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm will create a new version of Frankenstein.Popularly known as a pair of macabre fantasies about blood-sucking vampires and man-made monsters, Dracula and Frankenstein illuminate and exorcise some of humanity's most fundamental fears surrounding life, love, and death. The productions will be performed in repertory January-March 2020. (more...)

HBO to Debut World War II Documentary THE COLD BLUE on June 6HBO to Debut World War II Documentary THE COLD BLUE on June 6
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2019

In 1943, during the Second World War, top Hollywood director William Wyler went to Europe to document the air war in progress. Wyler and his crew flew actual combat missions on B-17s in extremely dangerous conditions. Incredibly, the entirety of the raw color footage Wyler and his team shot for the documentary 'The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress' was recently discovered in the vaults of the National Archives. After a meticulous frame-by-frame restoration, director Erik Nelson ('Dreams with Sharp Teeth,' 'A Gray State') has constructed a compelling new documentary out of the material. (more...)

Play On Shakespeare Announces Actors And Directors For PLAY ON!Play On Shakespeare Announces Actors And Directors For PLAY ON!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Play On Shakespeare today announces an expansive list of compelling actors and dynamic directors confirmed to participate in the Play on! Festival, presented in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Play on! features 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English by some of today's most exciting playwrights-May 29-June 30 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street). In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights-more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg-to translate Shakespeare's canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard's work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz's passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit. For more information, visit playonfestival.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Chita Rivera Performs 'All That Jazz' in this Original CHICAGO Footage!VIDEO: Chita Rivera Performs 'All That Jazz' in this Original CHICAGO Footage!
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2019

Chicago is giving us a peek at all the razzle dazzle of the show's original 1975 production with this throwback to Broadway's original Velma Kelly, Chita Rivera, performing 'All That Jazz' choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse! Check out the footage below! (more...)

Social Roundup: BroadwayWorld Fans Name Their Favorite Tony Award Performances!Social Roundup: BroadwayWorld Fans Name Their Favorite Tony Award Performances!
by Linnae Medeiros - May 15, 2019

We asked, and you all answered! With Tony season in full swing, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to let us know which of the countless iconic Tony Award performances over the years is their favorite. We've now gathered some of the most popular answers for you to enjoy and to tide you over until this year's Tony Awards ceremony! Check them all out below! (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Opera's 'Gleefully Subversive' THE CRADLE WILL ROCK: Opera, Musical Theater or Both?BWW Review: Nashville Opera's 'Gleefully Subversive' THE CRADLE WILL ROCK: Opera, Musical Theater or Both?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 11, 2019

Now onstage through Mother's Day (Sunday, May 12) in a much anticipated and gleefully subversive production from Nashville Opera, The Cradle Will Rock remains hard to define: It could be described as a work of art whose meaning, its very raison d'etre, can be bent to suit any conceivable justification. Variously, Blitzstein described his 1937 work as a 'play in music' or an 'opera for actors' and its history clearly paints it as either or even as both. (more...)

Kate Shindle Among Lineup for Post-Show Talkbacks with CSCKate Shindle Among Lineup for Post-Show Talkbacks with CSC
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

Classic Stage Company announces two events in conjunction with Tony Award-winner John Doyle's production of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 play in music The Cradle Will Rock. On May 14, legendary former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, author of the forthcoming Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor (Alfred A. Knopf, August 2019),and Kate Shindle, president of Actors' Equity Association, will discuss the history and current state of labor and union movements in relation to Cradle's timely and timeless themes.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Sound Off On The World Premiere of AUGUST RUSH: THE MUSICALReview Roundup: Critics Sound Off On The World Premiere of AUGUST RUSH: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

Chicago audiences are the first to see the world premiere of August Rush: The Musical a never-before-seen musical based on the original Oscar-nominated Warner Bros film about a musically gifted orphan and the search for his birth parents. (more...)

The 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards - Full List of Winners!The 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards - Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2019

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories - and bestowed one special award - for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF. Beloved and celebrated entertainer, Wayne Brady, will emcee the ceremony. (more...)

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