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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2008
Following a meeting of New York City Opera's Board of Directors, Gerard Mortier, General Manager Designate today announced that City Opera is commissioning Philip Glass to compose a new opera, The Perfect American which imaginatively explores the life and career of Walt Disney
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2006
Christian Campbell will be among the cast of TheatreworksUSA's upcoming world premiere stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, which will begin performances the at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre on Wednesday, November 8th and open on Thursday, November 16th at 7 PM for a limited run through Sunday, December 3rd
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2008
New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Artistic Director; Sarah Cameron Sunde, Associate Director), the OBIE Award-winning downtown theater company founded in 1992, will present the world premiere of Wendy Weiner's 'HILLARY: A Modern Greek Tragedy With a (Somewhat) Happy Ending,' directed by Julie Kramer. Mia Barron, last seen on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning Best Play The Coast of Utopia, and stage and television's Darren Pettie will head up the eight-member cast as Hillary and Bill Clinton.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2008
Broadway In Chicago will host the world premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, beginning performances Friday, November 13, 2009 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St., Chicago).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2008
FoxNews.com columnist Roger Friedman is reporting this morning about Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming live variety show on Novermber 26, 2008 on NBC, noting that the show will play 'the Shubert.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2006
Previews for GREAT EXPECTATIONS begin Wednesday, November 8 at Off-Broadway Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher St.).
by Chicago News Desk - Nov 20, 2008
Broadway In Chicago announces 2009 Broadway In Chicago Season Series package subscriptions will go on-sale Friday, November 21, 2008. The 2009 Season Series emphasizes Broadway In Chicago?s long-standing commitment to bringing the best of Broadway to Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2006
Obie-winner Kathleen Chalfant and Christian Campbell star in TheatreworksUSA's world premiere stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, which began performances the at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre on Wednesday, November 8th and will open on Thursday, November 16th at 7 PM for a limited run through Sunday, December 3rd
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2009
Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company is proud to announce a call for submissions for its fifth season of the Global Age Project (GAP) festival of new works. The company will choose four new plays to be presented as staged readings with professional directors and actors during the GAP festival in February of 2010; the festival will coincide with the company's fully-staged World Premiere of 2009 GAP finalist Joel Drake Johnson's new play, The First Grade.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2007
Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, writers of the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys, are the librettists for THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Drama Desk Award-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party) is writing the score, and Improbable Theater founders Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) will direct and design. EET plans to premiere THE ADDAMS FAMILY in the 2009-2010 Broadway season, preceded by an out-of-town tryout.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2006
Manoel Felciano--who plays Toby in the smash Sweeney Todd revival-will perform an additional concert at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.) on June 4th.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2009
Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is proud to announce its 2009 - 2010 performance season with 34 extraordinary engagements at the historic Paramount and Moore Theatres, as well as the Falls Theatre at ACT. Shows range from performance art and comedy to legendary musicians, dance and silent film.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2007
By popular demand, the New Jersey debut of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will return to Asbury Park, the home of New Jersey rock 'n' roll.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2009
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announces the final show of its 2008-09 season: Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo, staged by acclaimed director Rebecca Bayla Taichman (world premieres of Theresa Rebeck's The Scene and Mauritius and Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone). This new spellbinder by the master playwright who also penned Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A.C.T.'s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, is a meticulously calibrated and dangerously brutal look at relationships intimate and unexpected. The story opens with Peter, a tweedy book editor, and his wife, Ann, whose everyday conversation takes an unexpected turn into dangerously personal territory. It's the kind of conversation that can drive a husband out for a walk-to Central Park, where Jerry, a desperate outcast, awaits. An unforgettable pairing of Albee's original The Zoo Story with a freshly penned prequel, At Home at the Zoo (formerly titled Peter and Jerry) bares its teeth to threaten the delicately balanced world its characters inhabit. Artistic Director Carey Perloff has put together an all-star artistic team on this production, featuring Tony Award-nominated actor Manoel Felciano (Ragtime at The Kennedy Center, A.C.T.'s Rock 'n' Roll, and Sweeney Todd on Broadway) as Jerry and scenic designer Robert Brill, who received a Tony Award nomination last week for his work on Guys and Dolls on Broadway. Hailed by critics as 'a thoroughly satisfying package of jagged-edged provocation' (Newsday) and 'an essential and heartening experience' (The New York Times), Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo plays at A.C.T. June 5-July 5, 2009. Opening night is Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 8 p.m. Tickets-starting at $14-are available by calling A.C.T. Ticket Services at 415.749.2228, or at www.act-sf.org.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2009
59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is proud to welcome NYC?s own Waterwell to the Americas Off Broadway festival with the NYC premiere of #9, devised by Waterwell and directed by Tom Ridgely with music composed by Lauren Cregor and Waterwell and choreography by Monica Bill Barnes. #9 begins previews on Friday, June 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28. Opening Night is Thursday, June 11 at 8:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:30 PM, Wednesday - Saturday at 8:30 PM; Sunday at 3:30 and 7:30 PM. Please note there is no performance on Sunday, June 14 at 3:30 PM. The regular ticket price is $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). Sundays at 7:30 PM are only $9. Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.ticketcentral.com. For more information visit www.59E59.org.
by BWW - May 11, 2009
Two-time Tony Award winners NATHAN LANE (The Producers, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) and BEBE NEUWIRTH (Chicago, Sweet Charity) will star as Gomez and Morticia in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams. Produced by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt and Five Cent Productions, by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, THE ADDAMS FAMILY will open on Broadway Thursday, April 8, 2010 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced. Previews will begin Thursday, March 4, 2010 following a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre in Chicago that begins November 13.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2007
Tall Grass, Brian Harris' dark comedy about couples' dependencies and infatuations spinning out of control, will officially open March 12th, 2007 at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St) and play a limited engagement through April 15th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2008
by Eugene Lovendusky - Mar 11, 2007
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/11/2007.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2007
The first annual Joel and Phyllis Ehrlich Award for a socially relevant new work of theater will be awarded to one of the four plays being showcased in June as part of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading series, announced Bob Ost, President of Theater Resources Unlimited
by Robert Diamond - Jun 5, 2006
Nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Manoel Felciano gives us the scoop on Sweeney Todd.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2008
Elephant Eye Theatrical (led by Stuart Oken, Michael Leavitt and David Fay) and Roy Furman, confirmed that Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth and have agreed to participate in a closed reading of the musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY this August in New York.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2009
UnsungMusicalsCo. is proud to announce the development of a new production of How Now, Dow Jones (www.HowNowDowJones.com) starring Sarah Litzsinger (Beauty and the Beast), Colin Hanlon (Rent) and Fred Berman (The Normal Heart). With book by Max Shulman, music by Academy Award winner Elmer Bernstein and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Carolyn Leigh, this newly revised version will be presented as part of the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2009
Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd and Richard M. Parison Jr., presents the world premiere of Mark St. Germain's new play, Freud's Last Session, from June 10 through 28 at BSC Stage 2 theatre (36 Linden Street, Pittsfield). Starring Mark H. Dold and Martin Rayner, under the direction of Tyler Marchant, Freud's Last Session will have a press opening on Sunday, June 14 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2007
Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse has announced its 2007-2008 season, featuring a line-up that includes a Samuel Beckett festival and a production of the new Scottish play Black Watch.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2007
Producers Stuart Oken, Michael Leavitt and Five Cent Productions announced today that Elephant Eye Theatrical has reached its full capitalization of $8,000,000, added ten new strategic members and has three new musicals in advanced stages of development.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2006
The TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series is currently accepting submissions from theatrical producers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2009
The new musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will open Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Previews begin Thursday, March 4, 2010 following a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre in Chicago that begins Friday, November 13, 2009.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2007
Roger Alan Gindi in association with Nutmeg Productions will present Tall Grass, a dark comedy written by Brian Harris and directed by Nick Corley.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced casting for its production of RAGTIME in the Eisenhower Theater April 18 - May 10, 2009. Based on a 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow, the production features book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and will be directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The musical is part of the Kennedy Center's Broadway: The Third Generation, a series celebrating the current generation of Broadway musical composers. The official press night will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2009
Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth are keeping warm and busy as they participate in a closed reading of the musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY here in New York. Somewhere in Midtown the starry couple are showing each other much twisted love as they lead a collected cast of theatre heavyweights in the latest workshop for the Chicago bound musical based on Charles Addams' beloved (and feared) characters.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2009
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, has opened its official website, www.theaddamsfamilymusical.com and announced on the website that Broadway previews are scheduled to start on Broadway on March 5th, 2010 with April 8th, 2010 set for Opening Night.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2007
STOMP OUT LOUD, the extraordinary new production from the creators of the international sensation STOMP, comes to Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this spring with a cast double the size of the original production and performed inside a new, $28 million theater specifically created for this production.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2005
Casting and plot have been announced for the Twyla Tharp-Bob Dylan collaboration The Times They Are A-Changin,' which will feature Michael Arden, Jenn Colella and Paul Kandel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2005
Fred Berman will play songwriting legend Irving Berlin in the NYC-aimed Maltz-Jupiter Theatre production of The Tin Pan Alley Rag; the show will play the Florida theatre from January 17th through February 6th, 2006
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2006
Annie Golden, Andrew Lippa and more will perform at Ars Nova, from September 11th through October 1st, as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2006
The New York Musical Theatre Festival and the Chaplin Corporation present BEHIND THE LIMELIGHT, a new musical about the life and art of Charlie Chaplin by Christopher Curtis. Directed by Michael Unger, BEHIND THE LIMELIGHT features a distinguished cast that includes Luther Creek (Rent, Urinetown) as Chaplin, as well as Andrea McArdle (Tony Award nominee for Annie, Beauty and the Beast), Janet Metz (Falsettoland, Bingo:The Musical) and Garrett Long (The Spitfire Grill), among others.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2005
The triple act of John Bucchino, Julie Garnye and Ritt Henn will wrap the Trio series of cabaret performances at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on August 28th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2006
Nancy Opel and Bryan Batt are among the stars of John Epperson's--a.k.a Lypsinka's--new play My Deah, running April 21st through May 7th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2006
Manoel Felciano--who plays Toby in the smash Sweeney Todd revival-will perform an additional concert at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.) on June 4th; his May 7th concert at 7:30 pm is completely sold out
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2009
Atlantic Theater Company announces complete casting for the world premiere of Leslie Ayvazian's new comedy MAKE ME, directed by Atlantic Associate Artistic Director Christian Parker. Broadway veterans Anthony Arkin (I'm Not Rappaport); Candy Buckley (After The Fall); Jessica Hecht (Julius Caesar); J.R. Horne (The Crucible); Richard Masur (Democracy) and Ellen Parker (The Heidi Chronicles) will star in Atlantic's final production of its 2008-2009 season, beginning previews at Atlantic Stage 2 on May 19 and opening May 31. Playwright and screenwriter Ayvazian's hit Off-Broadway play Nine Armenians won the Kennedy Center's Roger L. Stevens Award, the John Gassner Outer Critics Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2009
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced casting for its production of RAGTIME in the Eisenhower Theater April 18 - May 10, 2009. Based on a 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow, the production features book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and will be directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The musical is part of the Kennedy Center's Broadway: The Third Generation, a series celebrating the current generation of Broadway musical composers. The official press night will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.