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by Peter Nason - Sep 7, 2014
Exquisitely directed and acted with a storyline that truly connects with audiences, it deserves a full house every night.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013
The Tony Award winning Matilda the Musical welcomes today, September 3, Craig Bierko and Jill Paice to the company as Miss Trunchbull and Miss Honey, respectively. Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward played their final performances in those roles on September 1.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014
Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere new musical FOUND, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony Award® nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree, music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin and choreography by Monica Bill Barnes, began performances September 18 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Below, check out a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012
This Sunday evening, September 30, marks the final performance of David Garrison and Jenn Harris, as Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling, in Off-Broadway's SILENCE! The Musical at the new Elektra Theatre in the heart of Times Square. The new stars of SILENCE! will be announced later this week.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014
Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere new musical FOUND, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree, music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin and choreography by Monica Bill Barnes, begins performances tonight Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013
Craig Bierko will begin performances tonight in the role of Miss Trunchbull in MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Broadway's Shubert Theatre. Bierko was originally scheduled to begin on September 3, but a minor injury caused a delay. Since Tony nominee Bertie Carvel departed on September 1, the role was played by Chris Hoch.
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2012
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broadway production designer Derek McLane, who received the 2009 Tony Award for his scenic design for '33 Variations' has been selected by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to design the set for the 85th Academy Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013
This award-winning adaptation from Chaim Potok's bestselling novel is the story of two boys, two fathers and two very different Jewish communities -'five blocks and a world apart'. The Chosen has become a classic and is taught at many schools in the GTA.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013
Craig Bierko, who began performances on September 17 in the role of Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical, has temporarily exited the show due to an injury. A show representative told NYT: 'Due to a shoulder injury which delayed his start in 'Matilda the Musical' and which has been aggravated during performance, Craig Bierko will be taking a 12-week disability leave from the production. At this time, understudies Chris Hoch and Ben Thompson will be playing Miss Trunchbull.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013
TEATRON Toronto Jewish Theatre has announced the extension of its run of THE CHOSEN by one week to December 1, 2013 due to popular demand. This award-winning adaptation from Chaim Potok's bestselling novel is the story of two boys, two fathers and two very different Jewish communities -'five blocks and a world apart'. The Chosen has become a classic and is taught at many schools in the GTA.
by Audrey Liebross - Nov 7, 2014
The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre, in Rancho Mirage, California, has mounted a brilliant production of THE CHOSEN as part of its 'American Melting Pot' series. THE CHOSEN examines the lives of two Orthodox Jewish high school friends in Brooklyn during and immediately after World War II. One boy lives in the modern world and one is cocooned in the Hasidic community, but both must deal with their own family concerns, the horror of the Holocaust, and their fathers' estrangement over differing views on Zionism.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2012
Long Wharf Theatre's production of Satchmo at the Waldorf has become the biggest hit in the history of the theatre's Stage II.
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2014
Award winning producer Craig Zadan turned to Twitter today to announce the production team for the 87th Annual ACADEMY AWARDS.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013
TEATRON Toronto Jewish Theatre has announced the extension of its run of THE CHOSEN by one week to December 1, 2013 due to popular demand. This award-winning adaptation from Chaim Potok's bestselling novel is the story of two boys, two fathers and two very different Jewish communities -'five blocks and a world apart'. The Chosen has become a classic and is taught at many schools in the GTA.
by On Record - May 26, 2015
In this week's edition, we hear from John Cariani, who is currently starring as 'Nigel Bottom' in Something Rotten!- playing at the St. James Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015
The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013
The Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company will close its 18th season with the laugh-out-loud comedy Handle With Care by Jason Odell Williams.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015
The much lauded West Coast Jewish Theatre has announced its 2015-2016 season which will kick off April 18 with the American premiere of O My God by Anat Gov, followed in October by Romance.com by Hindi Brooks, and concluding in 2016 with the world premiere of Fugu by Howard Teichman and Steven Simon. All shows will be presented at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles.
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2015
The first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles officially opens tonight, March 19, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015
Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) has announced the opening of a new work by Jack Canfora, Jericho. This regional premiere runs from April 18 - May 10 at the Highland Park Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Tickets range in price from $19 - $28. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651)647-4315 or visit mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for the performances on Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013
Dallas Theater Center presents Neil Simon's classic American comedy, The Odd Couple, directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. When two men with struggling relationships, neat and particular Felix Ungar and disheveled and rough-edged Oscar Madison, decide to live together, the results are funny and poignant. The Odd Couple opens with previews tonight, March 15 and runs through Sunday, April 14 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
by Jessica Showers - Jun 25, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AMAZING GRACE arrives on Broadway, RUTHLESS! returns to NYC and more!
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2015
Happy Birthday, Hunter Foster! Foster is perhaps best known for playing 'Bobby Strong' in Urinetown, for which he received nominations for an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Lucille Lortel Award. In 2003, Foster starred as 'Seymour' in the Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, for which he received his first Tony Award nomination. Foster also appeared as 'Leo Bloom' in The Producers on Broadway, 'Ensign Pulver' in Mister Roberts at the Kennedy Center, 'Ben' in Modern Orthodox off-Broadway, and 'Sam Phillips' in Million Dollar Quartet.
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2014
Happy Birthday, Hunter Foster! Foster is perhaps best known for playing 'Bobby Strong' in Urinetown, for which he received nominations for an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Lucille Lortel Award. In 2003, Foster starred as 'Seymour' in the Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, for which he received his first Tony Award nomination. Foster also appeared as 'Leo Bloom' in The Producers on Broadway, 'Ensign Pulver' in Mister Roberts at the Kennedy Center, 'Ben' in Modern Orthodox off-Broadway, and 'Sam Phillips' in Million Dollar Quartet.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014
New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, announced that Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Kyra Sedgwick will lead the cast of Academy Award and Tony Award winner John Patrick Shanley's new play The Danish Widow, which will premiere July 16-27, 2014 at Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College. Shanley also directs the cast which also includes multitalented Broadway vets Craig Bierko and Matt McGrath, as well as stage and screen actress Annika Boras.
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2013
Happy Birthday, Hunter Foster! Foster is perhaps best known for playing 'Bobby Strong' in Urinetown, for which he received nominations for an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Lucille Lortel Award. In 2003, Foster starred as 'Seymour' in the Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, for which he received his first Tony Award nomination. Foster also appeared as 'Leo Bloom' in The Producers on Broadway, 'Ensign Pulver' in Mister Roberts at the Kennedy Center, 'Ben' in Modern Orthodox off-Broadway, and 'Sam Phillips' in Million Dollar Quartet.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015
The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the world premiere of Dancing Lessons, the new romantic comedy by playwright and BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain from August 7 - 24. Opening night is August 13 at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014
New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, previously announced that Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Kyra Sedgwick would lead the cast of Academy Award and Tony Award winner John Patrick Shanley's new play The Danish Widow, which premieres today, July 16, and continues through July 27, 2014 at Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College. Shanley also directs the cast which also includes multitalented Broadway vets Craig Bierko and Matt McGrath, as well as stage and screen actress Annika Boras.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013
Yoshi's San Francisco newly added shows include: Secondhand Serenade (Tue, Feb 26, 8pm $25), Rita Coolidge (Fri-Sat, Mar 29-30, 8pm $36,10pm $26) Molly Ringwald (Tue, Apr 16, 8pm $25, $45 Limited VIP), René Marie's 'Experiment in Truth' Quartet (Tue, Apr 23, 8pm $20), Rachelle Ferrell (Fri, May 3, 8pm $32, 10pm $28) and Junior Brown (Sun, May 12, 7pm $25).
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2013
It's a family reunion on tonight's episode of ABC Family's BUNHEADS, as Broadway's Hunter Foster, real-life brother of series star Sutton Foster, guest stars as her on-screen sibling. Get a first look at the episode entitled 'The Astronaut and the Ballerina' below!
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2013
ABC Family has just released a behind-the-scenes chat with Broadway siblings Sutton and Hunter Foster! In the interview, the duo chat about playing fictional family on the hit series BUNHEADS, sleeping on each other's couches, and more. Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014
Veteran press agent Leslie Baden Papa will launch Vivacity Media Group, an entertainment public relations agency on January 6, 2014. Publicist Whitney Holden Gore will join the firm as Vice President.
by Walter McBride - Jan 16, 2013
On Broadway, audiences have embraced her as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, as well as in Enchanted April and Modern Orthodox. Off-Broadway, she received rave notices for her work in Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... BOOM! and Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, and she toured the country as Charity Hope Valentine in the Broadway National Tour of Sweet Charity. Now, join Broadway leading lady and icon of the 1980s Molly Ringwald for a musical tour de force, accompanied by The Peter Smith Trio. Television audiences remember Molly from Diff'rent Strokes and the subsequent spin-off, The Facts of Life. Turning toward motion pictures, she found her breakout role in Sixteen Candles. Some of Ringwald's most famous films include The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. Currently, Ringwald stars in the ABC Family network series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Cover charge $25-40. $25 food & beverage minimum.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman, SAG Award winner Bryan Batt, actress Molly Ringwald, BACKSTAGE, award-winner Amber Martin, Tony nominee Andrea McArdle, Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris, singer Alexander Sage Oyen, composer David Friedman and more!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 6, 2013
Check out the recently released commercial for the show below and meet the cast with videos of them from past productions and roles!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013
Dallas Theater Center announced today the upcoming production of Neil Simon's classic American comedy, The Odd Couple, directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. When two men with struggling relationships, neat and particular Felix Ungar and disheveled and rough-edged Oscar Madison, decide to live together, the results are funny and poignant. The Odd Couple opens with previews on Friday, March 15 and runs through Sunday, April 14 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013
In a stage design preview video posted just before last night's Oscars ceremony, Derek McLane shared a little bit about his process in designing the set. He talks about his desire to use Swarovski crystals, and what it took to bring that idea to life. Click below to watch the interview!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013
Williamstown Theatre Festival has named Mandy Greenfield as its new Artistic Director, the Festival's Board Chair Matt Harris announced today. Greenfield, who is currently Artistic Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club, succeeds Jenny Gersten beginning September 2014. As previously announced, Gersten departs Williamstown Theatre Festival in January 2014 to become Executive Director of Friends of the Highline. Gersten will program the upcoming 2014 season, and Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen Kaus will oversee the season. Greenfield's tenure as Artistic Director will begin immediately following the 2014 season, the Festival's 60th.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013
Producers Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, and Jerry Frankel announced today that Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors) will join the cast of The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller.
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2012
A stellar sibling casting set-up has been established on ABC Family's BUNHEADS. Entertainment Tonight has revealed that Broadway veteran Hunter Foster is set to join his sister - Tony-award winner Sutton Foster - on the ballet-themed dramedy. The series returns with all new episodes with the mid-season premiere on Monday, January 7th at 9PM ET/PT. Hunter's first episode is set to air on Jan. 28.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015
Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013
Producers of the Tony Award winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL announced today that Craig Bierko and Jill Paice will join the company as Miss Trunchbull and Miss Honey, respectively, on September 3. Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward will play their final performances in those roles on September 1.
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015
The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015
Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) has announced the opening of a new work by Jack Canfora, Jericho. This regional premiere runs from tonight, April 18 - May 10 at the Highland Park Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Tickets range in price from $19 - $28. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651)647-4315 or visit mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for the performances today, April 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014
ZACH Theatre announces the next performance in the TOP Concert Series - MOLLY RINGWALD, the critically acclaimed actress, author and singer, live in concert on the Kleberg Stage for two performances only at 7:30pm and 9:30pm on April 26th, 2014. Molly Ringwald will be performing songs from her recent album, "Except…Sometimes," an homage to the Great American Songbook featuring a carefully chosen selection of nine standards which Ringwald caps off with her take on The Breakfast Club classic, "Don't You (Forget About Me)."