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The 1950 film, All About Eve, is written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the short story "The Wisdom of Eve," by Mary Orr, and stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, the prominent yet aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing's life, threatening Channing's career and personal relationships. All About Eve was nominated for 14 Academy Awardsâ and won 6, including Best Picture.



Curtain to Rise This Fall on Campy Musical RUTHLESS! at OCTA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

OCTA is ready to sail into its new season on the wings of the musical spoof, Ruthless! Audiences can catch all the absurd fun of 'the stage mother of all musicals' September 15-October 1. (more...)

Entertain and Dine NEW JERSEY STYLE
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 30, 2017

New Jersey theatre season is in full swing. Pair a restaurant with a show and you have an outing to remember. We have rounded up some of the shows that are being performed and some that will open soon in the Garden State along with a local restaurant. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry and the NJ Rep ALL ABOUT EVE FESTIVAL
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 27, 2017

New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) will present a week-long arts event, the 'All About Eve FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS' from October 1st to October 8th.The festival will be inaugurating their new West End Arts Center at 132 West End Avenue and will feature Theatre Brut with 28 short plays. Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry's play, 'Pittsburgh' will be a part of the festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin and Kate Shindle Honored as 'Actors of the Year' by Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago honored its 2017 recipients of the prestigious Actor of the Year Award in a lavish event this week at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston. Kate Baldwin, this year's HELLO DOLLY! Tony nominee for Best Supporting Actress, and Kate Shindle, 1998 Miss America, and current star of the national tour of FUN HOME, received their award at a Gala Awards event on Monday, September 18th, at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston. Both Baldwin and Shindle are alumnae of the Northwestern University Theatre Program. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW - Sep 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Kansas City (more...)

Curtain to Rise This Fall on Campy Musical RUTHLESS! at OCTA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

OCTA is ready to sail into its new season on the wings of the musical spoof, Ruthless! Audiences can catch all the absurd fun of 'the stage mother of all musicals' September 15-October 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: Olathe Civic Theatre Association Opens 2017-18 Season with the Musical RUTHLESS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

OCTA is ready to sail into its new season on the wings of the musical spoof, Ruthless! Audiences can catch all the absurd fun of the stage mother of all musicals September 15 October 1. This production comes with a bonus: two of the roles are double cast, so audiences will have the opportunity to see two sets of talented young actresses approach the same roles during the run. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS, HOCUS POCUS & More Set for Freeform's '13 Nights of Halloween'
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, brings its annual 13 Nights of Halloween back for 13 nights of double, double toil and trouble. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Cleveland (more...)

RUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The 2016-17 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's eighth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. (more...)

Creative Cauldron to Present Cult Hit RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Creative Cauldron presents the regional premiere of award-winning cult-hit Ruthless! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Joel Paley, music by Marvin Laird, and direction by Creative Cauldron Artistic Associate Matt Conner. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Cleveland (more...)

John Augustine to Helm Next Installment of NEW FEATHERS in New Hope
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The ever-growing New Feathers, an independent, theatrical new works series that audiences have come to know and love, has announced the latest direction and casting additions for the November 5th Shorts production, featuring the literary, innovative works of Princeton's Witherspoon Circle. (more...)

Find Your Light Design Panel Will Be Held 10/23 in Norwalk
by Lauren Yarger - Oct 13, 2017

Dawn Chiang, Elizabeth Williamson, Tilly Grimes and Jessica Parks talk theater design Oct. 23 in Connecticut to kick of the CT Chapter of LPTW's season. (more...)

BWW Review: Trixie Mattel Balances MOVING PARTS Like a Pro at the Laurie Beechman
by Troy Frisby - Oct 12, 2017

A unique queen in the pantheon of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE queens, in just a few years' time, Trixie Mattel has risen from promising also-ran to cult fave to full-blown drag superstar (with a number one folk album, to boot). Fans coming in expecting to hear tracks off of that album, TWO BIRDS, during Mattel's new show, NOW WITH MOVING PARTS, won't get them, but the show maintained the spirit of those songs. Beyond that, her bold performance at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on September 22 marked the rare show where the musical numbers were few and far between, and, yet, there was nothing lacking. (more...)

Profiles in History's Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Auction Grosses Over 2 Million Dollars
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Profiles in History has just announced the results of their Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Personal Property Auction. The auction was held October 7th, 8th and 9th in Los Angeles. The sale grossed over two million dollars. (more...)

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Property Auction Grosses Over $2 Million
by Movies News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Profiles in History has announced the results of their Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Personal Property Auction. The auction was held October 7th, 8th and 9th in Los Angeles. The sale grossed over two million dollars. (more...)

BWW Review: RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL Kills at Creative Cauldron
by Keith Tittermary - Oct 11, 2016

"Dying is easy, comedy is hard". The old adage has been attributed to countless comedians over the years. When a musical comedy attempts to combine comedy and death, the outcome can either be successful (think Monty Python) or fall on its face. Ruthless! The Musical, a 1992 off Broadway campy musical, which opened this week at Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, falls into the latter category. The intermission-less show written by Marvin Laird and Joel Paley has funny bits, and a few memorable songs, but overall the piece, which has had a successful life in regional theater, is just flat. Sure, it spoofs musicals like Gypsy and movies like All About Eve, but the humor is a bit rudimentary and plays more like a bad SNL skit, then a well-polished farce. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 3, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, May 3, the day of THE BIG PAYBACK, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's annual initiative to help local non-profits add to their coffers during a 24-hour online fundraising/giving event that has arts organizations coming up with new and clever ways to get their supporters to take part: We urge you to show your support throughout the day for your favorite arts non-profits and to help keep the lights on, the curtains up and your friends gainfully employed. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 17, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

2017 CAPA SUMMER MOVIE SERIES Kicks Off June 16
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, begins its 47th season at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Friday, June 16, with the Oscar-winning Bette Davis drama All About Eve. (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre presents RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present "Ruthless! The Musical" - the show that proves when it comes to show business, the key to success is ruthlessness. The book and lyrics are written by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. (more...)

2017 CAPA SUMMER MOVIE SERIES Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 47th anniversary in 2017 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/31 - SPAMILNTON and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/31 - SPAMILNTON and More! (more...)

Steel Beam Theatre Announces Casting for RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

What do you get when you combine the story-lines of hit Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve? You get a totally hilarious take on stage mothers and their beautiful- but poisonous- offspring. A campy cult favorite Ruthless! is a don't miss, 90 minute hilarious musical comedy romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. (more...)

HIS AND HIS III Cast and Theme Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The third installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.' cabaret series will be performed on Tuesday, April 11 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. Over the course of this season, His and His has followed the development of gay characters on Broadway. If you missed the first two parts, no worries. Chris will catch you up on what you need to know. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DAMAGED GOODS at TOSOS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The critically acclaimed production of Damaged Goods written by Virginia Baeta and directed by Mark Finley, ends its limited run this week with final performances tonight, March 16, at 7:00 pm, Friday, March 17 at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, March 18 at 9:15 pm. The film noir comedy is produced by the award-winning TOSOS, New York City's oldest professional LGBTQ theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cyndi Lauper and NEW GIRL Writer to Adapt WORKING GIRL for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Producers Fox Stage Productions and Aged In Wood Productions have announced plans to adapt the blockbuster film WORKING GIRL into a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winner Cyndi Lauper and book by FOX TV's 'New Girl' writer and Tigers Be Still playwright Kim Rosenstock. WORKING GIRL is based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture written by Kevin Wade. (more...)

BWW Interview: History Repeats as Aspiring Chorus Girl Taylor Quick Finds Stardom in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Matthew Blank - Jun 22, 2017

Meet new leading lady Taylor Quick, starring in the title role of Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE! (more...)

Kate Baldwin and Kate Shindle Honored with 2017 Sarah Siddons Society Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago has announced 2017 winners of the prestigious Actor of the Year Award. (more...)

The Breadbox Presents World Premiere of Original Production MACBITCH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Breadbox presents the World Premiere of MACBITCH, written and assembled by Oren Stevens and conceptualized by The Breadbox Artistic Director Ariel Craft. (more...)

LIONSGATE SCORES 26 ACADEMY AWARD' NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING 14 FOR 'LA LA LAND'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

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RUTHLESS! The Musical Receives UK Premiere at The Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Joel Paley and Marvin Laird's award-winning all female character camp killer cult classic Ruthless! The Musical receives its UK premi re at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 14 week run. The musical has played Off Broadway to critical acclaim over the past 25 years. This brand new production, directed by Richard Fitch, opens on 27 March, with previews from 16 March, and runs until 23 June. Public booking opening on 29 January. (more...)

Before There Was BYE BYE BIRDIE, There Was A POUND IN YOUR POCKET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in Your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00pm. The very first collaboration from acclaimed songwriters Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, best known for Bye Bye Birdie, A Pound In Your Pocket is a delightful, Dickensian story about friendship and redemption. Strouse will be on hand at the one-night-only concert to greet fans and sign copies of his memoir, Put On A Happy Face. (more...)

TOSOS in Association with Emerging Artists Theatre presents DAMAGED GOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Award-winning TOSOS, New York City's oldest professional LGBTQ theater, returns with the second full length production of their 2016-17 season with Virginia Baeta's Damaged Goods. The production is directed by Mark Finley (Penny Penniworth/Off-Broadway), and reunites the cast of the 2010 hit FringeNYC/Fringe Encore Series, The Secretaries written by The Five Lesbian Brothers. The critically acclaimed cast won an Overall Excellence Award at FringeNYC. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2017
by - Dec 31, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cate Blanchett to Play Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin-Scripted Drama
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Amazon Studios has acquired LUCY AND DESI, a drama written by WEST WING scribe Aaron Sorkin. Cate Blanchett will reportedly take on the role of the legendary comedian and television pioneer, Lucille Ball. (more...)

Ten Chimneys Foundation and Sarah Siddons Society Collaborate on New Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Ten Chimneys Foundation is proud to welcome guests to a new Exhibition in collaboration with Sarah Siddons Society. (more...)

NJ Rep Announces Inaugural All About Eve Festival of the Arts at
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

New Jersey Repertory Company presents a week long extravaganza of the arts, October 1- October 8, inaugurating its new West End Arts Center at 132 West End Avenue. (more...)

BWW Review: Playwright Imposter Goes Off-Script in THE SUBMISSION
by Perry Tannenbaum - Aug 24, 2017

Three Bone Theatre's fast-paced production of THE SUBMISSION brings out all of playwright Jeff Talbott's backstage comedy and drama - and helps gloss over its clumsy, implausible ending. (more...)

BWW Review: MOVIE MASTERWORKS at Dover Little Theatre
by Gina Zenyuch - Aug 14, 2017

On Friday August 11th, Dover Little Theatre opened with an original play, 'Movie Masterworks,' arranged for stage and directed by Alex Oleksij of Nutley, New Jersey. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Brings Down the House
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2017

Strong and energetic - some even show-stopping - performances from a youthful, fresh-faced cast, choreography that will have you dancing in the aisles and sprightly direction that moves the plot along at an astonishing pace…if you aren't already a fan of Bring It On the Musical, then Circle Players' production will make you one in short order. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Chicago (more...)

It's Going to Be a Bumpy Night: Cate Blanchett to Star in Ivo van Hove Stage Adaptation of ALL ABOUT EVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Academy Award winning actor, Cate Blanchett, has signed on to play the role of Margo Channing in a stage adaptation of the classic film All About Eve. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Curran Presents PLUGGED IN AT CURRAN Event Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Carole Shorenstein Hays and the Curran are excited to present PLUGGED IN AT CURRAN, a series of events that invites you to explore your relationship with sound in unique and innovative ways. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL at Steel Beam Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

What do you get when you combine the story-lines of hit Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve? You get a totally hilarious take on stage mothers and their beautiful- but poisonous- offspring. A campy cult favorite Ruthless! is a don't miss, 90 minute hilarious musical comedy romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

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