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by Caryn Robbins - Sep 6, 2012
Whether taking pratfalls, being slathered in fruit salad or working with a cast of tween-aged kids, Chamberlin tells BWW why he's loving every minute of being on the set of his Disney Channel program.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015
Ian Danter is an incredibly talented multi- instrumentalist and songwriter who released his debut album 'Prove You Wrong” to great critical acclaim in 2013 – he is also very well known as a sports broadcaster on talkSPORT Radio in the UK. Ian also plays drums with the longest running KISS tribute band Dressed To Kill. His musical influences include Dio, Rush, Foo Fighters, Wildhearts, Cheap Trick, Jellyfish, Pantera, Journey and Aerosmith, to name a few. Now much to the excitement of Ian's fans worldwide, his sophomore album titled “Second Time Around” will be released on Cherry Red Records in September 25, 2015!
by Jeff Davis - Sep 2, 2013
New Orleans native and star of TV's Mad Men, Bryan Batt will bring his hilarious show Batt On A Hot Tin Roof to Austin's Zach Theatre for one night only on Tuesday, September 10th. This handsome Broadway star of La Cage Aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, Cats, and Starlight Express, to name just a few, will light up your night with his personable wit and leading man song stylings. Mr. Batt recently chatted with us about his work on Broadway, Mad Men, and his cabaret act.
by Peter Nason - Sep 13, 2015
Jonelle Meyer, Owen Robertson and Jordan Foote save the day with their performances in this trio of one act plays by half of the famed Coen Brothers.
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 11, 2014
Orlando Shakespeare Theater is about to embark on staging their first musical. This is a behind the scenes look at how Orlando Shakes put together the epic LES MISERABLES. In this blog, Scenic Apprentice, Ali Campbell, gives readers a look of working backstage.
by David Clarke - Oct 2, 2012
On the final Sunday in September, I visited The Country Playhouse and got a backstage glimpse into the undertakings on their main stage for FRANKENSTEIN. The set are incomplete, but coming along nicely. The cast has been rehearsing hard, and everything is being put through the paces to ensure that the show is nothing short of a success. I got the chance to speak with Phil Nichols, who is directing the show in addition to designing the FX make-up, Louis Crespo, starring as Victor Frankenstein, and Melissa Nichols who is designing the sets and choreographing the massive and complex set changes.
by Harmony Wheeler - Nov 4, 2014
I Love Lucy Live on Stage's Lori Hammel spoke with BroadwayWorld San Francisco about the show's universal appeal and what you can expect from the classic TV-show turned theatrical experience. The show plays November 11 -23 at SHNSF's Curran Theatre.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 1, 2014
Before Victoria Clark returns to Broadway next season as 'Mamita Alvarez' in Gigi, she heads back to school as the artist in residence at Pace University. Clark directs The Light in the Piazza, the show for which she picked up a Tony Award in 2005, running through November 8 at the Loretto Theatre at The Sheen Center. The Light in the Piazza, by Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas, is based on the novella of the same name by Elizabeth Spencer. Taking place in Italy in the late summer of 1953, it is the story of an American woman Margaret Johnson, who travels to Florence with her daughter Clara, who falls in love with a young Florentine man. As details emerge about Clara's past, their trip turns out to be very much a romantic and psychological journey as Margaret must decide what is best for her daughter, her family, and for herself. The winner of six Tony Awards in 2005, The Light in the Piazza has become one of the great classics of the American Musical Theater, with its lush score and cliff-hanger story. Clark took the time out of her busy schedule to update BroadwayWorld on her adventures in directing, revisiting PIAZZA, preparing for GIGI and more. Check out the full interview below!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016
Open Book Theatre Company is excited to present the world premiere of a beautiful new play by Emily Rosenbaum.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015
Composer and arranger Brent Havens will bring his 'rock symphony' collaboration project, The Music of Pink Floyd, to Jones Hall tonight, May 30. Designed to narrow the gap between rock and classical music, the program extends the listening experience of Pink Floyd's music by pairing the orchestra with a full, amplified rock band onstage.
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2014
Following the death of poet and author, Maya Angelou, SundanceTV announced it will air Angelou's “Iconoclasts” episode on Thursday, June 5th at 11:00 PM ET/PT to pay tribute to the acclaimed writer.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016
Is it just me or is everyone else amazed by how quickly 2016 seems to be moving - in a theatrical sense, at least - and what with Memorial Day Weekend upon us, we're gobsmacked (gobsmacked, I tell ya!) by the wide range of productions offered up by Tennessee theater companies this weekend. Included are Street Theatre Company's Assassins, Center for the Arts' 42nd Street down in Murfreesboro, Rumors out at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and the final performance of The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers at Cumberland County Playhouse.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2012
For Jessica Grove, playing Maria Rainer in Studio Tenn's production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music is, quite simply, a part of the natural evolution of theater. After all, she's already played Marta, Brigitta and Liesl-so playing the young novitiate who comes into the Austrian home of the Von Trapps to become governess to the seven children of the imperious Georg Von Trapp just makes sense.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015
Composer and arranger Brent Havens will bring his "rock symphony" collaboration project, The Music of Pink Floyd, to Jones Hall on Saturday, May 30. Designed to narrow the gap between rock and classical music, the program extends the listening experience of Pink Floyd's music by pairing the orchestra with a full, amplified rock band onstage.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015
Composer and arranger Brent Havens will bring his “rock symphony” collaboration project, The Music of Pink Floyd, to Jones Hall on Saturday, May 30. Designed to narrow the gap between rock and classical music, the program extends the listening experience of Pink Floyd's music by pairing the orchestra with a full, amplified rock band onstage.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 1, 2015
Erik Heger returns to the Guthrie as the man at the center of an Arthur Miller masterwork, THE CRUCIBLE. Directed by Joe Dowling in his final season as Guthrie artistic director, the play can be seen on the Wuertle thrust stage.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces tickets on sale Friday, March 6 for An Evening with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October appearing at 8:00 p.m. in the Alexis & Jim Theater on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015
Signature Theatre Board Chairman Edward Norton and Board President Kate Roche Hope announced today that Founding Artistic Director James Houghton will step down next year at the end of the 2015-16 25th Anniversary Season. Signature has formed a search committee to lead a national search for its next Artistic Director, who it will welcome by July 1, 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013
Time Stands Still makes its Maine premiere March 15-24, at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre.
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2014
Following the death of poet and author, Maya Angelou, SundanceTV announced it will air Angelou's “Iconoclasts” episode tonight, June 5th at 11:00 PM ET/PT to pay tribute to the acclaimed writer.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012
The Columbus Symphony will perform The Music of Led Zeppelin at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion on July 7.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012
A cherished Orange County tradition for the last 25 years, Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival 2012, presented by Hoag Hospital, begins with a July 4th extravaganza as the orchestra rocks out to the music of the highest-selling American band of the 1970s-the Eagles. Formed in Los Angeles in 1971, the Eagles defined the phrase "life in the fast lane" with country-flavored rock-and-roll that described the pursuit of the American dream. Achieving five No. 1 singles, six Grammys, five American Music Awards and six No. 1 albums, including the first to ever hit platinum (1 million sold), the Eagles have left a stream of mega hits and influence on American music. Taking place Wednesday, July 4, at 8 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, this holiday celebration stars the rock tribute band Windborne, performing Eagles' favorites such as "Take it Easy," "Desperado," "Witchy Woman," "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Hotel California."
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2012
Today we are talking to an actor who has appeared in over fifty feature films and starred in plays on Broadway and in the West End all about his career thus far, looking ahead to his new role as John Sculley in the forthcoming jOBS, co-starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, directed by Joshua Michael Stewart - the one and only Matthew Modine. In this all-encompassing chat tracing the past to the present, Modine also manages to give us the scoop on his featured role in the final part of Christopher Nolan's BATMAN trilogy, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and shares his candid impressions of working with Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the rest of the starry cast of the sure-to-be blockbuster of the summer. Additionally, Modine illustrates his experiences working with director Robert Altman on screen and stage projects as diverse as SHORT CUTS and STREAMERS on film, Arthur Miller's FINISHING THE PICTURE in Chicago and RESURRECTION BLUES at the Old Vic in the West End and Modine expresses his overall general enthusiasm for acting and reveals deeply probing insight into many of his most memorable and famous roles to date - ranging from roles in Stanley Kubrick's FULL METAL JACKET to Alan Parker's BIRDY to his work with Oliver Stone, Tony Richardson, Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, Mike Figgis, John Schlesinger and others. All of that, a thorough discussion of his recent roles in the theatrical productions of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and THE MIRACLE WORKER, as well as recollections of working on many of his most beloved projects to date, such as AND THE BAND PLAYED ON, THE REAL BLONDE, ORPHANS, CUTTHROAT ISLAND, BYE BYE LOVE, THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEEDS - and much, much more!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 8, 2015
An exclusive first look at a comprehensive HAMILTON New York Times piece!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2012
The Columbus Symphony will perform The Music of Led Zeppelin at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion tonight, July 7.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015
HOUSTON (July 22, 2015) - The Houston Symphony will perform The Music of Michael Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Today, July 24, at Jones Hall. Under the direction of composer and arranger Brent Havens and featuring vocalist/dancer James Delisco, the concert experience will be a mix between pop and classical styles.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015
The Houston Symphony will perform The Music of Michael Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Jones Hall. Under the direction of composer and arranger Brent Havens and featuring vocalist/dancer James Delisco, the concert experience will be a mix between pop and classical styles.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015
HOUSTON (July 22, 2015) – The Houston Symphony will perform The Music of Michael Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Jones Hall. Under the direction of composer and arranger Brent Havens and featuring vocalist/dancer James Delisco, the concert experience will be a mix between pop and classical styles.
by Jay Irwin - Jul 22, 2013
It's a tough thing to follow up such a widely acclaimed show as Azeotrope's offering of "Jesus Hopped the A Train" last season. Especially when you only put up one show a season. And while their current production of "Gruesome Playground Injuries" may not be as engaging of a script, the cast and crew still manage to show off what solid professionals can do.
by Kristina Nungaray - Jan 29, 2015
Have you made it to TUTS Underground's world premiere of WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP? If you haven't, you don't have much time left! This one-woman musical follows the adventures of a New York actress, Rita Donatella, as she vies for her dream role in a film with Johnny Depp. Deedee O'Malley took time out of their busy schedules to dish with BWW-Houston about WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP. Although they were missing their other partner-in-crime, Bettie Ross, these two writers shared with us why you don't want to miss this heartfelt and laugh-out-loud show.
by Linda Hodges - Feb 29, 2012
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Broadway San Jose. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes and dazzling production numbers including 'Be Our Guest' and the beloved title song,'Beauty and the Beast,' sung on this tour by Julia Louise Hosack who plays Mrs. Potts.
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2015
The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the complete lineup for the 44th New Directors/New Films (ND/NF), March 18-29.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2012
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC), the contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of award-winning artists Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux, launches The Citadel today, its new dance centre located in the heart of Toronto's revitalizing Regent Park neighbourhood with community members in attendance.
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 7, 2011
Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines, has a neat Christmas treat for Cirque Du Soleil and Michael Jackson fans in the Philippines: the music company has just announced that the highly anticipated deluxe double CD soundtrack for Cirque du Soleil's tribute to the late Michael Jackson, IMMORTAL World Tour, which opened in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort last weekend, is now available in music stores nationwide. Ivory Music & Video has also launched its Facebook-based photo contest whose winner will win a trip for two to Los Angeles to see IMMORTAL - simply take a photo of you and your friend holding the IMMORTAL CD and email to mj@pongr.com.
by Debra Charlton - Dec 5, 2013
J Hernandez never really expected to become a professional actor. 'Personally, I didn't think I was very good at it,' he laughs. Fortunately, others disagreed. Tonight, he opens in FROST/NIXON at New City Stage in Philadelphia. For Hernandez, who specializes in classical theatre, it marks a significant transition. It is his first role in a contemporary play in five years. Since gaining his MFA at the University of Virginia in 2008, Hernandez has been in steady demand on the Shakespearean stage. He will return to that familiar territory later this season in the role of Mercutio for Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre's ROMEO AND JULIET.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2015
Absolutely Magic and Andrew Pinard will present Discovering Magic at The Players' Ring, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth NH as part of the Main Stage Series on December 26 (shows at 2, 5, and 8pm) and 27 (shows at 2 and 5pm). Tickets are $15 with discounts for students, seniors, and Players' Ring members. To reserve, visit www.playersring.org or call 603-436-8123.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015
Absolutely Magic and Andrew Pinard will present Discovering Magic at The Players' Ring, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth NH as part of the Main Stage Series on December 26 (shows at 2, 5, and 8pm) and 27 (shows at 2 and 5pm). Tickets are $15 with discounts for students, seniors, and Players' Ring members. To reserve, visit www.playersring.org or call 603-436-8123.
by David Fick - Aug 4, 2014
OSCAR AND THE PINK LADY is structured as a series of letters to God by the play's protagonist, ten-tear-old Oscar. This review is written as a response to this deeply poignant play's structure.
by Joseph F. Panarello - Aug 3, 2011
Writers have been personifying the concept of Death for many ages. Geoffrey Chaucer made him a wizened old man who points some riotous characters to three bushels laden with gold in the story told by The Pardoner in THE CANTERBURY TALES. The antithesis of this is the presentation of Death in Maury Yeston's beguiling new musical DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY which is now on stage at the Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre.
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 27, 2015
? Education dramaturg Ted Sod speaks to Mamie Gummer about her role as Jess in Ugly Lies the Bone.
by Erica Miner - Aug 26, 2016
Opera is something that you control much less as a conductor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015
The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director and Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) in association with The Den Theatre, is pleased to present the 5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL playing two nights only Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at 1mpf.brownpapertickets.com.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016
They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015
The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director and Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) in association with The Den Theatre, is pleased to present the 5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL playing two nights only tonight, April 29 and tomorrow, April 30, 2015 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015
The One-Minute Play Festival in association with The Den Theatre, is pleased to present the 5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL playing two nights only Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at 1mpf.brownpapertickets.com.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016
Open Book Theatre Company is excited to present the world premiere of a beautiful new play by Emily Rosenbaum.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra today announced two summer concerts. On Thursday, June 16, 8:00 p.m., the Orchestra will perform Great American Music at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, and on Saturday, June 25, 8:00 p.m.,The Music of The Eagles: A Tribute to Glenn Frey, at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.
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