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Hensley And Oscar To Join Bart In 'YOUNG FRANK' Tour, Begins In Providence 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2009

Broadway In Chicago is excited to announce Tony Award winners Roger Bart and Shuler Hensley will reprise the roles of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein and The Monster in the first national tour of The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein. The Chicago engagement will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited six week engagement November 3 - December 13, 2009. (more...)

Jon Lovitz To Perform At Excalibur 9/15-10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2009

For 20 years, Jon Lovitz has been one of the most popular and successful comedians in the industry. He has performed everywhere from Broadway to 'Saturday Night Live' and for the last two years has headlined in nightclubs, theaters and casinos across the country. (more...)

'A Conversation with Harold Prince'
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 26, 2009

Northeastern University Center for the Arts presents forum with producer/director, featuring song selections by Judy Kaye and Tom Wopat (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents I AM MY OWN WIFE, Now Playing On B3 Series Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2009

Based on a true story, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. (more...)

Jon Lovitz To Perform At Excalibur 9/15-10/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009

For 20 years, Jon Lovitz has been one of the most popular and successful comedians in the industry. He has performed everywhere from Broadway to 'Saturday Night Live' and for the last two years has headlined in nightclubs, theaters and casinos across the country. (more...)

TNC's 'New City, New Blood' Series Premiere's SOLDIER BOYS, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES next reading will be 'Soldier Boys' by Lazarre Seymour Simckes on Monday, November 9, at 7pm followed by a wine and cheese reception with the Simckes. (more...)

TNC's 'New City, New Blood' Series Premiere's SOLDIER BOYS, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2009

NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES next reading will be 'Soldier Boys' by Lazarre Seymour Simckes on Monday, November 9, at 7pm followed by a wine and cheese reception with the Simckes. (more...)

Alley Theatre Presents THE SANTALAND DIARIES, Previews 11/28-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2009

This season, along with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas, which runs on the Hubbard Stage, the Alley Theatre will once again present a second holiday production, David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries on the Neuhaus Stage. (more...)

Met Opera's LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN Begins 12/3, Conducted By James Levine and Directed by Bartlett Sher
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009

The Met's new production of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, premieres on December 3. (more...)

Alley Theatre Presents THE SANTALAND DIARIES, Previews 11/28-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009

This season, along with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas, which runs on the Hubbard Stage, the Alley Theatre will once again present a second holiday production, David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries on the Neuhaus Stage. (more...)

Alexandre Gallery Hosts Lois Dodd Exhibition, 4/1-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2010

For over fifty years Lois Dodd has maintained a loft studio on Second Street near the Bowery. In the late 1960s she turned her eyes out a West window, over a nineteenth century cemetery to the buildings and skyline beyond, and began to paint the view. 'Second Street Paintings' will present this series of ten paintings from 1967 - 1970 that range in size from 8 x 10 to 45 x 30 inches. Also included will be three recent paintings depicting the same view from 2006 -2009. (more...)

Next NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES Takes Place 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2009

For 35 years, Pulitzer Prize winning THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY has nurtured hundreds of playwrights through its EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS PROGRAM. In June, 2006, we launched NEW CITY , NEW BLOOD, a play reading series designed to serve our audiences and writers even better. Curated by Michael Scott-Price, TNC Literary Manager, NEW CITY , NEW BLOOD will provide a hearing for worthy plays in earlier stages of Development. Audiences will get the opportunity to provide feedback, and artists will gain valuable insight from audience response. Be sure to check www.theaterforthenewcity.net for details about upcoming readings. Please join us! (more...)

Alexandre Gallery Hosts Lois Dodd and Joseph Fiore Exhibitions, 4/1-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2010

Alexandre Gallery will welcome Lois Dodd: SECOND STREET PAINTINGS from April 1st through May 1st, 2010, and Joseph Fiore: WORKS ON PAPER from April 1st through May 1st, 2010. (more...)

Not Your Mama¬'s PAJAMA GAME
by Amber Cassell - Mar 25, 2010

However, in the case of The Children Theatre Group of Southern California's current production of The Pajama Game, housed in North Hollywood's Electic Company Theatre, this critic has as much enthusiasm and adoration for this troupe of child actors as any adulating relative. This production of Pajama Game is as good, and in several cases BETTER, than any other put on by a "fully grown" theatre group. To say that it is as good as one on the professional level would not be accurate, because this is professional. Everything from the costumes, to the choreography, to the caliber of talent is top-notch. (more...)

Lois Dodd Second Street Paintings Get Alexandre Gallery Exhibit, 4/1-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2010

For over fifty years Lois Dodd has maintained a loft studio on Second Street near the Bowery. In the late 1960s she turned her eyes out a West window, over a nineteenth century cemetery to the buildings and skyline beyond, and began to paint the view. 'Second Street Paintings' will present this series of ten paintings from 1967 - 1970 that range in size from 8 x 10 to 45 x 30 inches. Also included will be three recent paintings depicting the same view from 2006 -2009. (more...)

National Jazz Museum Announces March Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

In March 2010, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem presents public programming that brings jazz fans closer to artists-emerging to living masters-that embody the art form that defines America to itself and to the world. (more...)

National Jazz Museum in Presents AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2010

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem presents NJMH'S CLASSIC SERIES harlem in the himalayas and it continues this Friday with: AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE (more...)

Jon Lovitz to Headline at Comedy Works Landmark, 4/16 & 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2010

Jon Lovitz will perform at The Landmark DTC on April 16 and 17, 2010. (more...)

Next NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES Takes Place 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

For 35 years, Pulitzer Prize winning THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY has nurtured hundreds of playwrights through its EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS PROGRAM. In June, 2006, we launched NEW CITY , NEW BLOOD, a play reading series designed to serve our audiences and writers even better. Curated by Michael Scott-Price, TNC Literary Manager, NEW CITY , NEW BLOOD will provide a hearing for worthy plays in earlier stages of Development. Audiences will get the opportunity to provide feedback, and artists will gain valuable insight from audience response. Be sure to check www.theaterforthenewcity.net for details about upcoming readings. Please join us! (more...)

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Announces Details For SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2010

Promethean Theatre Ensemble continues a season of firsts with their production of the Frank Wedekind play Spring Awakening, making season four their first three-show season. Directed by former PTE Artistic Director Stephen F. Murray, the play will feature PTE ensemble members Devon Candura (The Fantasticks, The Illusion) and Nick Lake (The Fantasticks, The Last Unicorn, Measure for Measure, The Illusion, and Six Characters in Search of an Author), as well as guest artists Jes Bedwinek, Zachary Clark (Measure for Measure), Sara Gorsky, Jessica London-Shields, Paul G. Miller (The Last Unicorn), Tyler Rich (Measure for Measure) and Cole Simon (more...)

Cornelia Street Cafe Announces This Weekends Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2010

This Weekend At Cornelia Street Cafe, Fri Mar 12 9:00PM & 10:30PM. The cafe presents WHIRRR! THE MUSIC OF JIMMY GIUFFRE (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Lineup For Daring Pairings 3 Writing Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2009

Hampstead Theatre's third new writing festival, Daring Pairings 3, will be the climax of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, announced on Tuesday 30 June. The first major revival of Philip Ridley's malevolent comedy, The Fastest Clock in the Universe opens the season which also includes a debut play from 20 year old Atiha Sen Gupta and a spooky seasonal offering from Michael Punter. (more...)

Hensley And Oscar To Join Bart In 'YOUNG FRANK' Tour, Begins In Providence 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2009

Broadway In Chicago is excited to announce Tony Award winners Roger Bart and Shuler Hensley will reprise the roles of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein and The Monster in the first national tour of The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein. The Chicago engagement will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited six week engagement November 3 - December 13, 2009. (more...)

Academy To Pay Tribute To Mel Brooks 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a tribute to comic legend Mel Brooks on Friday, July 24, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin, the evening will feature Brooks in person, along with numerous film clips and stories from his artistic collaborators and friends. Special guests will include Richard Benjamin, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner, Tracey Ullman and Lesley Ann Warren (schedules permitting). (more...)

Academy To Pay Tribute To Mel Brooks 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a tribute to comic legend Mel Brooks on Friday, July 24, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin, the evening will feature Brooks in person, along with numerous film clips and stories from his artistic collaborators and friends. Special guests will include Richard Benjamin, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner, Tracey Ullman and Lesley Ann Warren (schedules permitting). (more...)

Artists 4 Israel, Inc. Presents Two Plays In One Night Discussing Gay Marriage And Cross-border Affairs 1/6/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2010

Discussing gay marriage and cross-border affairs, Love and Licenses is poised to shock with its honest and unapologetic portrayal of love under restrictions. In this Off Broadway production, Israel is on trial. (more...)

Love and Licenses: Stars from Soaps and Broadway Unite to Benefit Israel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2010

Artists 4 Israel, Inc. (A4I) presents an Off Broadway Benefit featuring Soap Opera and Broadway stars to raise funds for project benefitting children in Israel. The benefit will take place January 6. Charlotte Cohn who debuted in La Boheme on Broadway and Jason Odell Williams from One Life to Live are starring in At A Loss, one of two plays premiering at A4I's Off Broadway Benefit, Love and Licenses. At A Loss follows a cross-border love affair from Israel to the United States over three generations. (more...)

Love and Licenses: Stars from Soaps and Broadway Unite to Benefit Israel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2010

Artists 4 Israel, Inc. (A4I) presents an Off Broadway Benefit featuring Soap Opera and Broadway stars to raise funds for project benefitting children in Israel. The benefit will take place January 6. Charlotte Cohn who debuted in La Boheme on Broadway and Jason Odell Williams from One Life to Live are starring in At A Loss, one of two plays premiering at A4I's Off Broadway Benefit, Love and Licenses. At A Loss follows a cross-border love affair from Israel to the United States over three generations. (more...)

THE john & jen CHRONICLES, part one: Tim Fudge
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 30, 2010

Poor Tim Fudge! Could we all just join hands, figuratively speaking, and lift our voices in prayer (to whomever or whatever you feel like praying) for this multi-talented man who is faced with a most daunting task: He's the musical director for john & jen, the Andrew Lippa-Tom Greenwald musical being mounted by Johnny Peppers' 3Ps Productions and starring Martha Wilkinson and Patrick Waller, for a three week run at Backstage at the Barn. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth Rallies Mob at L.A.'s The Grove Shopping Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2010

Kristin Chenoweth just can't stop moving! Straight off her stint as the host of The Critic's Choice Awards, this perky actress is now taking an active roll in Oscar Mayer's Good Mood Mission. (more...)

Tickets to YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Boston Opera House Go On Sale 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2010

The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, a new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash The Producers, comes to Boston for a limited two-week engagement at the Boston Opera House April 20 - May 2. (more...)

Cullum, Hogan and Roberts to Star in HEROES at Clurman Theatre Feb. 24 - Apr. 11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2009

Keen Company (Artistic Director Carl Forsman, Executive Director Wayne Kelton) is thrilled to present John Cullum, Jonathan Hogan and Tony Roberts in the New York premiere of Heroes, by G?rald Sibleyras with a translation by Tom Stoppard and directed by Carl Forsman. Heroes received the 2006 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Performances begin on Tuesday, February 24 and run through April 11 at The Clurman Theatre / Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. Opening is scheduled for Sunday, March 8. An evocative comedy about three World War I veterans living in a veterans' home who plot a new assault - a trip to a stand of poplar trees in the distance. But should they bring the stone dog with them? Author G?rald Sibleyras calls Heroes a play 'about the universal desire to escape the confines of life.' Winner of London's Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2006 and Paris' Moliere Award for Outstanding Comedy in 2003, Keen presents its New York debut. (more...)

Everett, Pennington, Stewart et al. Lead Chichester's 2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its 2010 seaon which will include Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death, Love Story, Yes, Prime Minister, The Critic, The Real Inspector Hound, and more. (more...)

NFT Students Ready to Take ROMEO AND JULIET To The Next Level At Noble Fool's Performing Arts Academy 3-Day Acting Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

The NFT Performing Arts Academy students are eager to spend their holiday break spicing up a classic Shakespeare drama in a 3-Day Acting Boot Camp at Pheasant Run Resort (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; admin telephone 630-443-0438). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: President Obama Talks About Mel Brooks' Kennedy Center Honor
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 7, 2009

The Kennedy Center Honors medallions were presented on Saturday, December 5. The Honors Gala was recorded for broadcast on the CBS Network for the 32nd consecutive year as a two-hour primetime special on Tuesday, December 29 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

The State Theatre Welcomes The Swell Season with Rachael Yamagata 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2009

The Swell Season with Rachael Yamagata at the State Theatre Saturday, December 5 at 7:30pm (more...)

NFT Students Ready to Take ROMEO AND JULIET To The Next Level At Noble Fool's Performing Arts Academy 3-Day Acting Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2009

The NFT Performing Arts Academy students are eager to spend their holiday break spicing up a classic Shakespeare drama in a 3-Day Acting Boot Camp at Pheasant Run Resort (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; admin telephone 630-443-0438). (more...)

Alley Theatre's THE SANTALAND DIARIES, Plays Last Run on 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2009

This season, along with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas, which runs on the Hubbard Stage, the Alley Theatre will once again present a second holiday production, David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries on the Neuhaus Stage. (more...)

Artists 4 Israel Invites Caryl Churchill To See LOVE AND LICENSES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2009

When casting began in New York for Caryl Churchill's much criticized play, Seven Jewish Children, the casting was over-run by phony applicants who submitted resumes and headshots demanding Art, Not Propaganda. (more...)

The State Theatre Welcomes The Swell Season with Rachael Yamagata 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2009

The Swell Season with Rachael Yamagata at the State Theatre Saturday, December 5 at 7:30pm (more...)

Alley Theatre Presents THE SANTALAND DIARIES, Previews 11/28-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2009

This season, along with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas, which runs on the Hubbard Stage, the Alley Theatre will once again present a second holiday production, David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries on the Neuhaus Stage. (more...)

Artists 4 Israel, Inc. Presents Two Plays In One Night Discussing Gay Marriage And Cross-border Affairs 1/6/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

Discussing gay marriage and cross-border affairs, Love and Licenses is poised to shock with its honest and unapologetic portrayal of love under restrictions. In this Off Broadway production, Israel is on trial. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director Diane Paulus - Part One
by Jessica Lewis - Dec 1, 2009

It has been quite a year for Diane Paulus. Already an internationally acclaimed freelance director for nearly 10 years, Paulus began 2008 in London directing the opera LOST HIGHWAY at the Young Vic. HAIR was on the docket for Shakespeare in the Park summer season. And then came the phone call asking if this soon-to-explode director was interested in throwing her hat in the ring for the job of Artistic Director at the famed A.R.T. Theatre in Boston. (more...)

Liz Lark Brown Wins '2009 METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2009

On Monday August 31, Liz Lark Brown eked out a win in the exciting finale of the second annual 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' at The Metropolitan Room, beating out Danielle Grabianowski (the first runner-up) and Carole Bufford, who was chosen as the second runner-up. Brown, who, in a sweet twist of fate, was last year's grand prize winner Anne Steele's back-up singer, combined both understated charm and a flair for the dramatic that earned consistently high marks during the eight-week jury and audience-voted singers' competition. The two other finalists, who went head to head against the three top ladies, were the competition's highest-achieving men, Cornelius Bates, and David Gurland. (more...)

5 Semifinalists Move On In METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE, Finale Held 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2009

On Monday 10 quarterfinalists performed for a very live audience at The Metropolitan Room as week 5 of the 'MetroStar Talent Challenge,' an eight-week jury and audience-voted singers' competition, reached a rousing climax. The five semifinalists who will go head to head next Monday, August 17, are Cornelius Bates, Liz Lark Brown, Carole Bufford, Danielle Grabianowski, and David Gurland. (more...)

Jon Lovitz To Perform At Excalibur 9/15-10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2009

For 20 years, Jon Lovitz has been one of the most popular and successful comedians in the industry. He has performed everywhere from Broadway to 'Saturday Night Live' and for the last two years has headlined in nightclubs, theaters and casinos across the country. (more...)

5 Semifinalists Move On In METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE, Finale Held 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2009

On Monday 10 quarterfinalists performed for a very live audience at The Metropolitan Room as week 5 of the 'MetroStar Talent Challenge,' an eight-week jury and audience-voted singers' competition, reached a rousing climax. The five semifinalists who will go head to head next Monday, August 17, are Cornelius Bates, Liz Lark Brown, Carole Bufford, Danielle Grabianowski, and David Gurland. (more...)

NVA Takes A Bite Out Of Hollywood In FOUR DOGS AND A BONE, Opens 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2009

New Village Arts (NVA) concludes its 2008-2009 season with Four Dogs and a Bone by award-winning playwright and recent Oscar-nominee John Patrick Shanley. NVA Associate Artistic Director Joshua Everett Johnson directs this brutally hysterical satire of Hollywood. Four Dogs and a Bone runs June 4 through 28 at the New Village Arts Theatre, located at 2787 State Street in Carlsbad Village. Tickets range from $25 - $30 and are available by calling the box office at 760-433-3245 or by visiting www.NewVillageArts.org. (more...)

Boston Globe Critic's Pick THE BOYS OF WINTER Ready To Move To A New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2009

'The Boys of Winter' was The Critic's Pick in The Boston Globe and receive an IRNE Award nomination for best new play in 2008. The play is now ready for a production in a different city. Authors are interested in talking to Indy producers. (more...)

Alexandre Gallery Hosts Lois Dodd Exhibition, 4/1-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2010

For over fifty years Lois Dodd has maintained a loft studio on Second Street near the Bowery. In the late 1960s she turned her eyes out a West window, over a nineteenth century cemetery to the buildings and skyline beyond, and began to paint the view. 'Second Street Paintings' will present this series of ten paintings from 1967 - 1970 that range in size from 8 x 10 to 45 x 30 inches. Also included will be three recent paintings depicting the same view from 2006 -2009. (more...)

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