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by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2015
San Francisco Opera today announced cast changes for the Company's new production of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, presented October 8–28, 2015, and for Mozart's The Magic Flute, presented October 20–November 20, at the War Memorial Opera House.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017
Some days we're pretty sure that life sucks. Other days we might feel that life is full of beauty and wonder.
by Meet the Cast - Oct 30, 2014
Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' The Real Thing officially opens tonight, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below!
by Christine Swerczek - Oct 22, 2017
We all need a little RESPECT. That's why educator and child psychologist Dr. Patricia Newman founded a not for profit organization with a mission to build healthy relationships using theatre and community collaboration. Theatre gets their attention.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017
Tonight, November 6, Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss will be presented in a reading to benefit The New Group, with a company including Keith Carradine, Lily Gladstone, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Dana Lyn, Clark Middleton, Alessandro Nivola and Yul V zquez. Ethan Hawke directs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015
The Old Globe will present WHEN IT COMES with free public workshop presentations, marking the culmination of Mike Sears's 2015 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Grant. Inspired by writer Sears's real-life experiences, the piece was developed in collaboration with a team of local artists: four San Diego actors, puppetry by Animal Cracker Conspiracy (Iain Gunn and Bridget Rountree), music by Clinton Davis, and direction by Sears's wife, Lisa Berger.
by Jessica Showers - Nov 24, 2014
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: Sondheim & Streep receive the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom, Ahrens & Flaherty will be honored at York's gala tonight, Stephen King's 'GHOST BROTHERS' musical comes to NYC and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014
The New Group celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season with a one-night-only benefit reading of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, reuniting director Ethan Hawke with the complete original cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014
The Old Globe today announced it will present the Second Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, December 12 - 14, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013
W.C. Turck, a Chicago-based activist and playwright, has announced the premiere of The People's Republic of Edward Snowden, a comedic poke at the security state and spy culture through the (fictional) words of the NSA whistleblower himself, with performances at Prop Thtr and the Berger Park Mansion.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013
In keeping with the resurging popularity of 70s and 80s sounds, legendary groovemeisters of the period, Kool & The Gang (koolandthegang.com), are back in the arena limelight joining the first leg of Kid Rock's 'Rebel Soul Tour' (www.kidrockrebelsoul.com). The tour kicks off in Washington, DC, June 28, at Jiffy Lube Live. In an unprecedented, fan-friendly move, Kid Rock announced a limited number of $20 tickets are being offered for the tour. Tickets are on sale now exclusively thru Ticketmaster.com.
by Alexander Garza - May 31, 2016
I got the opportunity to speak with actors Chris Gibson and Rachel Landon, Stage Manager Lauren Hainley, and Choreographer Eric Dano about SRO's upcoming production of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL. The musical is a parody ofof the 1991 Academy Award winning film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The show is directed by Chris Patton and stars Chris Gibson, Rachel Landon, Bryan Kaplun, Chaney Moore, Tom Stell, Kiefer Slaton, Maryann Williams, Taelon J. Stonecipher, and Heather Buzonas. SILENCE! THE MUSICAL will make its Houston premiere and run from June 9 - June 25, 2016 at Obsidian Theater.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016
Based on the classic fable by Hans Christian Andersen and performed by award-winning puppeteer Louis-Philippe Paulhus, Artistic Director of the Theatre de Deux Mains of Montre?al, Canada, The Swan: An Ugly Duckling Tale is a funny, touching and deeply human story told wordlessly through exquisite marionette and rod puppetry. This past year, the production won the 2015 Best Design Award from the Puppeteers of America.
by David Clarke - May 23, 2017
New York City burlesque performer, producer, and porn star Chris Harder is known for exhilarating audiences and leaving them breathless. This week, he performs in the world premiere of his debut solo-play #BIGBRIGHTSTAR. To get the skinny on the show, we caught up with Harder for a chat.
by Erica Miner - May 17, 2016
21st century Renaissance man Mason Bates continues his series of high-powered classical/electronica hybrid music events
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017
Country singer-songwriter Chelsea Gill releases the music video for her new single “Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful” today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015
On April 13th, The 24 Hour Company® is teaming with the Exchange, an off-Broadway theater company, to create the seventh 24 Hour Musicals. A team of more than 100 - including stars from Broadway, film, television, and music - will cast, write, compose, direct, rehearse, tech, and perform four original musicals - all in the obscenely short time between an evening meet-and-greet on Sunday, April 12 and show time on Monday, April 13 at 8pm. The event benefits the Exchange's summer program, The Orchard Project, which incubates and accelerates innovative new theatrical work from around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018
Audiences will set sail on the journey of a lifetime, complete with cutthroat pirates, a treasure map and a courageous boy entangled in a dangerous swashbuckling expedition, when Ken Ludwig's TREASURE ISLAND arrives at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park April 21. This epic theatrical adaptation runs through May 19 (Opening Night is April 26).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016
Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, nationally renowned theater company, will stage a reading of Company Member Jonathan Marc Sherman's adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, Texas Red on April 24, benefiting the Company's new play development programs. This one-night-only event will feature Labyrinth Company Members Bobby Cannavale, Chris Chalk, Ethan Hawke, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Portia, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Yul Vazquez and guest artists Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Maya Hawke, Zoe Kazan, and Laura Linney. Cast subject to continuing availability.
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - Mar 22, 2016
Artists rarely choose to be artists for the money.  There are some who make a huge amount and the success from that can propel them into great big careers.  For many of us, we survive from gig to gig.  Regardless what the money turn out to be, or whether we get all the things we want from a contract, it's important to know what you're worth. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama TRUE WEST, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), starring acclaimed screen and stage actors Ethan Hawke as 'Lee' and Paul Dano as 'Austin.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016
Veteran Broadway actor Stu James (Benny in RENT, national tour of The Color Purple) will reprise the role of black entrepreneur and music mogul John Dolphin when last season's smash hit musical Recorded in Hollywood gets an all-new production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews begin July 8, with the press opening set for July 16.
by Alexander Garza - Jun 1, 2016
I got the opportunity to speak with actors Chris Gibson and Rachel Landon, Stage Manager Lauren Hainley, and Choreographer Eric Dano about SRO's upcoming production of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL. The musical is a parody of the 1991 Academy Award winning film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The show is directed by Chris Patton and stars Chris Gibson, Rachel Landon,Bryan Kaplun, Chaney Moore, Tom Stell, Kiefer Slaton, Maryann Williams, Taelon J. Stonecipher, and Heather Buzonas. SILENCE! THE MUSICAL will make its Houston premiere and run from June 9 - June 25, 2016 at Obsidian Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013
Life truly imitates art in Paul's Players summer workshop production of The Sound of Music, the well known Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on the true story of the Van Trapp family of singers. The Paul's Player production, with a cast of over 50 people, includes numerous families represented with siblings, parents, children, husbands and wives. Paul's Players will produce this popular show today, July 25 and July 26 & 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m., at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 27475 Five Mile Road, Livonia.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013
Life truly imitates art in Paul's Players summer workshop production of The Sound of Music, the well known Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on the true story of the Van Trapp family of singers. The Paul's Player production, with a cast of over 50 people, includes numerous families represented with siblings, parents, children, husbands and wives. Paul's Players will produce this popular show on July 25, 26, and 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m., at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 27475 Five Mile Road, Livonia. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2013
Life truly imitates art in Paul's Players summer workshop production of The Sound of Music, the well known Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on the true story of the Van Trapp family of singers. Check out photos from rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Author C.A. Clement brings to readers her new self-help book, 'The Internal Light: Finding Peace in a World Full of Chaos.' The book lends readers a new perspective on how to win at life through discovering the power that lives within them, leading them to find healing as well as the happiness, success and peace they long for.
by Louisa Brady - Jan 9, 2015
Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of closing night of SIDE SHOW, new additions to the cast of WICKED, a first look at Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE, and more!
by Walter McBride - Jan 6, 2015
The New Group just celebrated its 20th Anniversary Season with a one-night-only benefit reading of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, reuniting director Ethan Hawke with the complete original cast of the critically-acclaimed 2007 world premiere production at The New Group: Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton and Zoe Kazan. This special event took place last night, January 5 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (TheAlice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 5, 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: After a long holiday weekend, Ethan Hawke returns to helm a reading of THINGS WE WANT tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015
The New Group celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season with a one-night-only benefit reading of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, reuniting director Ethan Hawke with the complete original cast of the critically-acclaimed 2007 world premiere production at The New Group: Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton and Zoe Kazan.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015
Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015
New York Live Arts today announced the schedule of its third annual Live Ideas festival, S K Y - Force and Wisdom in America Today, taking place April 15 - 19, 2015. Curated by world renowned visual artist, inventor and performer Laurie Anderson in conjunction with New York Live Arts' Artistic Director Bill T. Jones, the 2015 Live Ideas festival combines the arts and social issues in synergistic ways, activating the New York City community to creatively question the direction of modern culture.
by Movies News Desk - Feb 11, 2015
According to Deadline, Adam Shankman has been tapped to helm O'LUCKY DAY, an upcoming comedy movie starring Game of Thrones and stage star Peter Dinklage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014
The official opening is Thursday, January 29. The cast will also include Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Mike Faist, James Joseph O'Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Frank Van Putten and Megan West. A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY will be directed by Erica Schmidt.
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 14, 2017
After a nationwide digital casting call, 11-year-old Andy Walken, from Seattle, WA, has been cast in the role of 'Ralphie Parker,' the lead character in FOX's live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! In a special edition of 'Debut of the Month', Walken speaks with BWW about making his musical television debut!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014
The Old Globe today announced it will present the Second Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, this weekend, December 12 - 14, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015
The Old Globe will present WHEN IT COMES with free public workshop presentations, marking the culmination of Mike Sears's 2015 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Grant. Inspired by writer Sears's real-life experiences, the piece was developed in collaboration with a team of local artists: four San Diego actors, puppetry by Animal Cracker Conspiracy (Iain Gunn and Bridget Rountree), music by Clinton Davis, and direction by Sears's wife, Lisa Berger.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013
This morning, Time Warner Cable issued its own statement on CBS, following the pair's inability to reach a new deal, which would keep the network available to TWC subscribers.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017
Some days we're pretty sure that life sucks. Other days we might feel that life is full of beauty and wonder.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015
On April 13th, The 24 Hour Company is teaming with the Exchange, an off-Broadway theater company, to create the seventh 24 Hour Musicals. A team of more than 100 - including stars from Broadway, film, television, and music - will cast, write, compose, direct, rehearse, tech, and perform four original musicals - all in the obscenely short time between an evening meet-and-greet on Sunday, April 12 and show time on Monday, April 13 at 8pm. The event benefits the Exchange's summer program, The Orchard Project, which incubates and accelerates innovative new theatrical work from around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016
WAM Theatre has announced the cast for the second in their 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, directed by Kelly Galvin. The reading will take place on Sunday, May 15 at 3 pm at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013
A team of nearly 100 stars from Broadway, film, television, and music will cast, write, compose, direct, rehearse, tech, and perform four original musicals - all in the obscenely short time between an evening meet-and-greet on Sunday, April 28 and show time today, April 29 at 8pm. The 24 Hour Company is teaming with the Exchange, an off-Broadway theater company, to create the fifth-ever 24 Hour Musicals. The event benefits the Exchange's summer retreat, The Orchard Project, which kick-starts innovative new theatrical work from around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016
On May 2nd, The 24 Hour Company® is teaming with The Exchange, an off-Broadway theater company, to create the eighth annual The 24 Hour Musicals to be held at the Highline Ballroom. A team of more than 100 - including stars from Broadway, film, television, and music - will cast, write, compose, direct, rehearse, tech, and perform four original musicals - all in the obscenely short time between an evening meet-and-greet on Sunday, May 1st and show time on Monday, May 2 at 8pm. The event benefits the Exchange's summer program, The Orchard Project, which incubates and accelerates innovative new theatrical work from around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014
A team of nearly 100 stars from Broadway, film, television, and music will cast, write, compose, direct, rehearse, tech, and perform four original musicals - all in the obscenely short time between an evening meet-and-greet on Sunday, April 6 and show time on Monday, April 7 at 8pm. The 24 Hour Company ® is teaming with the Exchange, an off-Broadway theater company, to create the sixth-ever 24 Hour Musicals. The event benefits the Exchange's summer retreat, The Orchard Project, which kick-starts innovative new theatrical work from around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015
New York Live Arts recently announced the schedule of its third annual Live Ideas festival, S K Y - Force and Wisdom in America Today, taking place today, April 15 - 19, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015
Tonight, April 13th, The 24 Hour Company is teaming with the Exchange, an off-Broadway theater company, to create the seventh 24 Hour Musicals. A team of more than 100 - including stars from Broadway, film, television, and music - will cast, write, compose, direct, rehearse, tech, and perform four original musicals - all in the obscenely short time between an evening meet-and-greet on Sunday, April 12 and show time tonight, April 13 at 8pm. The event benefits the Exchange's summer program, The Orchard Project, which incubates and accelerates innovative new theatrical work from around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015
Don Juan is a party that tells a story. A sexy, fierce, raucous celebration. Brought to you by the award winning theatre company, A Slightly Isolated Dog, the world premiere of this story of Don Juan is opening at Circa 2 on April 25th, and runs until May 23rd.