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Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album at Barnes & NoblePatti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, July 14 at 2:30 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: La BSMT porta Broadway in Bolognina con ASSASSINS e BERNARDA ALBABWW Review: La BSMT porta Broadway in Bolognina con ASSASSINS e BERNARDA ALBA
by Valeria Venturelli - Jul 5, 2017

Per il quinto anno consecutivo, la Bernstein School of Musical Theatre scalda l'estate bolognese portando in scena cinque musical nell'ambito del Summer Musical Festival. Dopo gli appuntamenti in due dei teatri piu importanti della citta ("All Shook Up" al Teatro Il Celebrazioni e "Crazy For You" al Teatro Duse), il 29 giugno il Festival ha abbracciato uno scenario diverso ed originale: un tendone da circo. Il 29 giugno debuttano infatti due spettacoli di produzione BSMT, "Assassins" e "Bernarda Alba", nel tendone del MagdaClan Circo montato nel Parco di Villa Angeletti, in quella zona della citta con una pessima reputazione piu comunemente nota come Bolognina che, almeno per quattro sere, e stata piu Broadway e meno Bronx. (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Featured on BUBBLE BOY Original Cast Recording; Preview 'Bring Back My Boy'!Alice Ripley and More Featured on BUBBLE BOY Original Cast Recording; Preview 'Bring Back My Boy'!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the Original Cast Recording of Bubble Boy, the new musical based on the 2001 cult classic film of the same name, in both digital and physical formats on Friday, July 28. (more...)

Jessica Molaskey's PORTRAITS OF JONI Album to Launch New Imprint Ghostlight DeluxeJessica Molaskey's PORTRAITS OF JONI Album to Launch New Imprint Ghostlight Deluxe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Ghostlight Records will launch a special new label imprint, Ghostlight Deluxe with the latest release from celebrated actress and singer JESSICA MOLASKEY, Portraits of Joni, on Friday, July 28. (more...)

Chinese-American Composer Daniel Walker's New Rock Musical QING CHENG/DARK CITY to Hit NYMFChinese-American Composer Daniel Walker's New Rock Musical QING CHENG/DARK CITY to Hit NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Chinese-American composer Daniel Walker's spellbinding new rock musical 'Qing Cheng/Dark City,' about the refugee experience in China, breaks free at this summer's NY Musical Theatre Festival. A modern fable seen through the eyes of a rootless young girl who finds sanctuary in a dangerous ghetto outside of Hong Kong, 'Qing Cheng/Dark City' is directed by Kirsten Sanderson and produced by Sabrina Zuo. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton in Sensual New Trailer for HELLO AGAINVIDEO: Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton in Sensual New Trailer for HELLO AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Below, check out an all-new steamy trailer for HELLO AGAIN, starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. (more...)

DTC Awarded $30k from National Endowment for the ArtsDTC Awarded $30k from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to Dallas Theater Center (DTC) to support the upcoming world-premiere production of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood BowlCarmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Max von Essen Joins Starry, Sold-Out Benefit HOLLYWOOD NURSESMax von Essen Joins Starry, Sold-Out Benefit HOLLYWOOD NURSES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

It was announced that Tony nominee Max von Essen (An American in Paris, Evita, Les Mis) will play Dr.Brad/Kris in the sold out, one-night-only benefit reading of HOLLYWOOD NURSES, the new pulp comedy written by Sheila Head (Head Games, PBS's 'Cyberchase') and Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!), and directed by Carl Andress (Die, Mommie, Die!, The Tribute Artist). Von Essen joins Golden Globe Award winner Kathleen Turner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Tony Award nominee Geneva Carr (Hand to God), Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda) and Taylor Louderman (Kinky Boots). (more...)

Kokandy Productions' presents LITTLE FISH This SummerKokandy Productions' presents LITTLE FISH This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's LITTLE FISH, an oblique parable for urban life after the attacks of September 11th, directed by Producing Artistic Director Allison Hendrix with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Kasey Alfonso, playing July 9 - August 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for LITTLE FISH are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Saturday, July 15 at 8 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Transforms to Pop Diva in HELLO AGAIN Music VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald Transforms to Pop Diva in HELLO AGAIN Music Video
by Movies News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is transformed into a pop diva in the new music video for the song “Beyond the Moon,” from the upcoming film HELLO AGAIN. The song was written specifically for McDonald for the film (more...)

Broadway Records to Release 'Beyond the Moon' Performed by Audra McDonald from HELLO AGAIN TomorrowBroadway Records to Release 'Beyond the Moon' Performed by Audra McDonald from HELLO AGAIN Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

SPEAKproductions, in association with TBD Productions & Martian Entertainment, have announced today that their film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's musical HELLO AGAIN will launch with the June 2nd release of "Beyond the Moon." (more...)

IN THE WORKS A New Monthly Series Opens Sunday 6/18 at The DuplexIN THE WORKS A New Monthly Series Opens Sunday 6/18 at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On Sunday June 18th at 9:30pm, Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present 'In The Works.'  This exciting monthly series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.  It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers. (more...)

Cast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater CenterCast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center will present the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, a new musical comedy written and directed by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. WAR PAINT is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies. Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single “If I'd Been A Man” – the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole – in addition to the previously available single “Back on Top.” (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & NobleGhostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

The Civilians 2017 'Spring Into Action' Benefit to Honor Oskar Eustis and Hesu Coue-WilsonThe Civilians 2017 'Spring Into Action' Benefit to Honor Oskar Eustis and Hesu Coue-Wilson
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Civilians celebrates 16 years as NYC's investigative theater company at its 2017 Spring Benefit: Spring Into Action at City Winery on Monday, May 22, 2017. (more...)

Audra McDonald-Led HELLO AGAIN to Close Out Toronto LGBT Film FestivalAudra McDonald-Led HELLO AGAIN to Close Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2017

HELLO AGAIN, starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, will close out the 27th Annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival, running May 25 to June 4, 2017. (Click here for festival details.) (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 SeasonBENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian SimpsonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson
by Elliot Lanes - May 5, 2017

Today's subjects, Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson, are currently living their theatre lives in tech for Jesus Christ Superstar at Signature Theatre. Thomas is playing the high priest Caiaphas and Sheri, in a brilliant turn of non-traditional casting, will be playing King Herod. The production runs from May 9th to July 2nd. (more...)

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