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BWW TV Special: BroadwayWorld.com to Kick Off 2014 with a Bang! Announces 10th Anniversary Shows & Year-Long Concert Series at Joe's Pub
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to announce that we will be returning to Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in 2014, kicking off a year-long celebration of the community and our 10th anniversary with regularly scheduled concerts, live streams and special events in a BIG way. The concert series will launch on January 20, 2014 with BROADWAYWORLD VISITS OZ, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Tickets will go on sale on October 15, 2013 at 1pm. Below, watch a VERY special 10th Anniversary look back at the site's original concert series. (more...)

When the BEE Evolved Into a Human Being, Is the Focus of 'THE TALL TALE'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

Imagine the world was once not just peaceful, but filled only with harmony and serenity and all the animals got along just fine. Paradise. A time before the existence of humans. And one day, one single tiny little bee, a curious and mischievous one, was getting bored of living the eternal life of a mother bee and wanted to try out her stinger, to see what happens. The Princess kissed a frog, poetically speaking, though in reality it was a mother bee, (queen bee) who stung the frog. The Bee's DNA slips into the frog, its eggs mutate, the offspring grows fluff on its skin, which happens to be of the exact structure as bee fur, a new hybrid comes about out of which a species evolves which will be the only mammal with slit pupils like reptiles and amphibians, the cat. (more...)

BWW Interview: Opera Great Rose Kingsley Talks About Her Upcoming 'Concert That Never Was' In The Desert And More
by David Green - Oct 16, 2018

The International Opera Institute presents a celebration of Streisand and Sinatra in 'The Concert That Never Was' At The Indian Wells Performing Arts Center on November 10 at 7:30 pm. 'The Concert That Never Was' is a concert between Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand that was planned but never took place. This stellar evening will be performed by Opera and Jazz Diva Rose Kingsley, Actor and Entertainer Richard Shelton and The Bob Corwin Trio. I had the chance to catch up with Ms. Kingsley to talk about her storied career and the upcoming Streisand/Sinatra Concert. Here are a few excerpts from that interview: (more...)

CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The Colony Returns for 13th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, today announced that the 2017-2018 season of the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS returns onMonday, November 6, with the first of five fascinating Conversations to be held at The Colony Hotel Pavilion, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, A Special 10th Anniversary Celebration to Support BC/EFA on Jan. 20, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 15, 2013

Today, tickets go on sale at 1pm for BroadwayWorld.com Visits Oz, our return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater for a year long celebration of our site's 10th anniversary and Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

New History Thriller THE TALL TALE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Lost Truth of Ancient Timesis the first volume of Author Leagan E. Kasper's new Book Series'The Tall Tale', providing readers with an alternative account of history, opposing everything we've been made to believe thus far. Instead of insisting it is the truth, Kasper chose to disclose Revelations about the history of mankind as a fictional tale, leaving it up to the reader to be the Judge. Judging if it's truth or fiction demands no effort, with Kasper's rationally explained version of events seeming far more reasonable than commonly known theories of today. No slaves, as asserted in The Tall Tale,built the pyramids, transporting rocks by rolling them over tree trunks. How easily desert sand is turned into stone is sensiblydescribed by the author, leaving us to shake our heads, questioning the common sense of modern day historians. (more...)

American Heroes Channel Premieres RISE OF THE BERLIN WALL Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Premiering tonight, November 6 at 10/9c, RISE OF THE BERLIN WALL follows Kellet-Long's actions through the night of August 12, 1965, starting from the initial tip-off he received from Berlin officials, and ultimately breaking this story to the western world. (more...)

American Heroes Channel to Premiere RISE OF THE BERLIN WALL, 11/6
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Premiering Thursday, November 6 at 10/9c, RISE OF THE BERLIN WALL follows Kellet-Long's actions through the night of August 12, 1965, starting from the initial tip-off he received from Berlin officials, and ultimately breaking this story to the western world. (more...)

HO HO HO! to Open 11/29 at Columbia Children's Theatrre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Father Christmas is just not feeling it this year. Can Mrs. Claus, the Elves and the audience help Santa get his groove back? Find out as Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT), the Midlands only professional theatre for families and young audiences presents the uproarious holiday comedy, Ho Ho Ho! November 29 - December 8. Show times are Fridays at 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.; and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. The Saturday, December 9th 10:30 a.m. show will also feature Breakfast with Santa in partnership with the Richland County Department of Parks and Recreation. (more...)

Photo Flash: CULTURE & COCKTAILS at The Colony Attracts 150 to Opening Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, today announced that the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS attracted 150 people to the first of five fascinating Conversations this season at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim and Meryl Streep Reminisce on Their Friendship at the PEN Gala
by Stephanie Wild - May 8, 2017

According to The New Yorker, old friends Stephen Sondheim and Meryl Streep met up at the PEN America Literary Gala, where Streep was going to present Sondheim with an award for Literary Service. The pair got to chatting about their friendship, and How It All Began. (more...)

Ellen McDougall Announces Inaugural Season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Ellen McDougall announces her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, running from June 2017 to June 2018, comprising five full productions, and a one-day takeover of local Notting Hill festival InTRANSIT. (more...)

The Collection Harry Beyer Auctioned at Ketterer Kunst Today
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

He was a passionate art dealer. Countless interesting encounters and events coined a life during which he compiled a very exquisite art collection. Now this unusual collection of the Munich art dealer Harry Beyer, who passed away last fall, will be sold at Ketterer Kunst. (more...)

The BPM Festival to Return in January with 2017 Edition
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The BPM Festival is proud to announce dates for its 10th anniversary edition, January 6th to 15th, 2017. (more...)

MBS' ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN OF DELIGHTS, OR LOVE Plays Stone Cottage Theatre, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

MBS Productions' Adam and Eve in the Garden of Delights, or Love by Alejandro de la Costa, a wicked comedy of How It All Began, runs tonight, June 6- June 29, 2013 at Stone Cottage Theatre. (more...)

MBS' ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN OF DELIGHTS, OR LOVE to Play Stone Cottage Theatre, 6/6-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

MBS Productions' Adam and Eve in the Garden of Delights, or Love by Alejandro de la Costa, a wicked comedy of How It All Began, runs June 6- June 29, 2013 at Stone Cottage Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Actor Val Kilmer Talks About Inhabiting Mark Twain
by Don Grigware - Jun 24, 2013

Film and stage actor Val Kilmer, best remembered for his now classic movie roles in the 80s and 90s including Top Gun, Jim Morrison in The Doors, Doc Holliday in Tombstone, and Bruce Wayne/Batman in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever, is set to workshop an engagement of his Mark Twain evening Citizen Twain at the Kirk Douglas Theatre from June 28 - July 28. In our chat he discusses How It All Began and how he feels about inhabiting the skin of one of the world's greatest humorists. (more...)

Mason Street Warehouse Summer Line-Up Dazzles to Celebrate SCA's 15th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Mason Street Warehouse housed at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) is celebrating its 15th Anniversary, bringing a dazzling lineup to the stage. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is Solid Gold
by Linda Hodges - Jun 22, 2016

Broadway San Jose's Motown the Musical is a solid gold hit and played to an enraptured audience last night at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Motown the record company was dreamed up by Berry Gordy in 1959 and the music world has never been the same. Gordy and his cavalcade of artists defined the sound of the sixties and seventies, breaking down racial barriers with a signature soul/pop sound that cut across the black/white divide at a time when segregation was still the law of the land. Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations were just a few of the artists that made up Motown. The staggering amount of talent, creativity and love that was the Motown Sound and the story behind its founder Berry Gordy -- all brought to the Broadway stage in Motown -- will touch your heart and put the beat back in your feet. Playing now through June 26 it is a must see song celebration and surely a show for your theatre bucket list. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 6, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BETRAYAL Is Astoundingly Good Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Jul 29, 2015

For once, a play by Pinter is directed by somebody who understands the playwright. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Ellen McDougall's Inaugural Production As Artistic Director THE UNKNOWN ISLAND at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Ellen McDougall today announced the full cast for The Unknown Island, her inaugural production of Artistic Director of Gate Theatre.  She directs Jon Foster, Hannah Ringham, Thalissa Teixera and Zubin Varla in the adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's short story which opens on 18 September, with previews from 11 September, running until 7 October.  (more...)

BWW Review: TREY PARKER'S CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL presented by HalfMad Theatre at Capital Fringe
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 21, 2017

A couple of things intrigued me about HalfMad Theatre's entry into this year's Capital Fringe. First off, the name Trey Parker was attached to it. After all, he created the totally non-politically correct TV show South Park and the mega- hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon so it seemed interesting that a company would present the piece that started Parker on his meteoric rise to fame while in college. Second, the show is primarily performed with puppets with a few human characters. That just seemed like my kind of show. The show is the wonderful and slightly off-color extravaganza, Trey Parker's Cannibal the Musical! (more...)

SIDESHOW FRINGE 2015: Byrd & Pryor of MATT & BEN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 15, 2015

In between, there's a plethora of performances and events lined up, including a Sideshow-produced rendition of Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers' Matt & Ben, starring Jenna Pryor and Britt Byrd, directed by Patrick Kramer: a what-might-have-happened comedy that considers how the pair of Boston-bred bros created an Academy Award winning screenplay. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

The BPM Festival to Return in January with 2017 Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The BPM Festival is proud to announce dates for its 10th anniversary edition, January 6th to 15th, 2017. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com Shares Anniversary Show Excitement and an Alliance With Animal Haven on Manhattan's Lower East Side
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 17, 2014

As rehearsals and plans are in full swing, for Monday night's sold out performances at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater of BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, Robert Diamond and BWW staffers want to do some 'shout outs'. (more...)

COMPANY OF THIEVES Return For First Release Since 2011 With New EP BETTER TOGETHER
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Currently on the road with Walk the Moon, indie group Company of Thieves arrive with their highly anticipated EP, Better Together - their first effort since 2011. Premiering on Consequence of Sound, the release features three new tracks, as well as a gorgeously stripped back rendition of fan-favorite, “Oscar Wilde”.   (more...)

A New Israeli Production of AVENUE Q will be Presented this March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

The boundaries breaking musical that took Broadway by storm, in a unique and virtuoso concept of operating the beloved puppets that are inspired by the mythological Sesame Street in a wild, adult only, rendition. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Under the Stars' ELF Offers More Sugar Than Substance
by David Clarke - Dec 9, 2013

ELF, a holiday themed musical, first opened on Broadway in 2010. With the 2003 motion picture of the same title starring Will Ferrell as source material, theatergoers all over were interested in the sugarcoated musical. Negative reviews lead to a re-tooling of the show, and it returned to Broadway in 2012 in addition to having a mini tour of the US. Now, in 2013, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is bringing the confection to Houston audiences with a locally produced production of the saccharine holiday confection that is rather donuts for dinner. (more...)

First 25 Episodes of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Now Available on CBS's Official Website
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

For the first time, the initial 25 episodes of the multi-Emmy® Award-winning THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL are now available for a limited time on CBS' official website. Viewers can go back in time and re-live the iconic episodes from the show's debut in 1987 that introduced the world to the powerful Forrester family, including Eric, Stephanie, Ridge, Thorne and Kristen, and the fashion dynasty they rule, Forrester Creations, as well as the working-class Logan family, Brooke, Katie, Donna, Beth and Storm. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 11 - Michael Crawford!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 23, 2014

While Rob and I were talking, we started chatting about the year in theatre and in life and BroadwayWorld.com's 10th Year in business and How It All Began with his Dad taking him to see THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and how it led him down the path of becoming a fan of Michael Crawford. There's a story in there, that you may or may not know, but, it's a pretty safe bet that if that 'theatrical moment' hadn't occurred, this website might not be in existence. So ... today, I offer you MICHAEL CRAWFORD singing one of the most beloved traditional and holy songs of the season. (more...)

KMG Life Presents THE 3HREE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

In the midst of this incredible growth and energy, there is something amazing that has been taking place over the course of this past year. It's called The 3hree project. Just some good music. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For the World Premiere of WOMEN IN POWER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST), Samuel Hodges, today announces full casting for the world premiere of Women in Power. NST Associate Director Blanche McIntyre directs Lydia Bewley, best known for The Inbetweeners, Plebs and E4's comedy Drifters, Elizabeth Boag, Anna Fordham, Lisa Kerr, Anne Odeke and Alicia Mckenzie. The production, in association with Oxford Playhouse, sees some of the UK's most influential female voices, Wendy Cope, Jenny Eclair, Suhayla El-Bushra, Natalie Haynes, Shappi Khorsandi, Jess Phillips MP and Brona C Titley, come together to write this musical comedy based on the Greek classic, The Assemblywomen. The production opens on 13 September at NST City, with previews from 6 September and runs until 29 September. It will then run at Oxford Playhouse from 3 - 6 October. (more...)

HAMILTON/SMASH Mashup Makes for Comedic Gold on Tumblr
by Jessica Khan - Aug 25, 2015

Alexander Smashilton? Why didn't we think of this?! (more...)

Cultural Council of PB County Sets 2017-18 Season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, today announced the 2017-2018 season of the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS. (more...)

BWW Feature: CULTURE & COCKTAILS at Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County
by John Lariviere - Aug 23, 2017

Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, today announced the 2017-2018 season of the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS. From November 2017 through April 2018, five fascinating Conversations will be held at The Colony Hotel Pavilion, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.   (more...)

MOTOWN the MUSICAL is a Huge Hit: Now thru Sep 28!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 23, 2014

Hodges & Hodges grooved their way down to the Orpheum Theatre to dance the night away at MOTOWN the Musical! The hit record company defined the sound of the sixties and seventies, breaking down racial barriers with a signature soul/pop sound that cut across the black/white divide at a time when segregation was still the law of the land. Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations were just a few of the artists that made up the hit parade at Motown. (more...)

ImprovBoston Goes Back to the '80s with Hit Comedy Show OREGON FAIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

ImprovBoston brings those who grew up in the 80s back to a simpler time when they trekked westward on their Apple II GSs - hunting, crossing rivers, and avoiding the dreaded dysentery outbreak. Based on the popular 80s video game Oregon Trail, ImprovBoston's hit comedy show Oregon Fail: You Have Died of Comedy combines thrilling adventure and whimsy in a completely improvised show set within the world of the game. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 8/20/2017
by BWW - Aug 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/20/2017 for Omaha (more...)

BWW Interviews: 'Ten Minutes' with CINDERELLA Dance Captain Kirstin Tucker
by Amanda DeLalla - Aug 14, 2013

Many performers find themselves drawn to the art after seeing a performance of a specific piece. And the influence of that piece forever changes their direction of life. Kirstin Tucker is no exception. After seeing a production of Swan Lake on television, she told her parents that she knew what she wanted to do- and now she's the dance captain of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway! This is Tucker's Broadway debut, and she was kind enough to talk to me about How It All Began. (more...)

Mason Street Warehouse Summer Line-Up Dazzles to Celebrate SCA's 15th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Mason Street Warehouse housed at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) is celebrating its 15th Anniversary, bringing a dazzling lineup to the stage. (more...)

BWW TV: See How It All Began in the Official Trailer for THE FIRST PURGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2018

Behind every tradition lies a revolution.  Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country's 12 hours of annual lawlessness.  Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. (more...)

The Collection Harry Beyer to be Auctioned at Ketterer Kunst, May 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

He was a passionate art dealer. Countless interesting encounters and events coined a life during which he compiled a very exquisite art collection. Now this unusual collection of the Munich art dealer Harry Beyer, who passed away last fall, will be sold at Ketterer Kunst. (more...)

Brief 4/2: Learn More About JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 2, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: go behind the scenes of rehearsal for Jesus Christ Superstar Live, learn about how the show came about, and more! (more...)

How It All Began? The Story of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Jeffrey Kare - Apr 1, 2018

Tonight, NBC will air its fifth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Hairspray, the peacock network will be presenting Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera that tells the story of the final week in the life of Jesus Christ. It begins with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ends with the crucifixion. It also highlights the political and interpersonal struggles between Jesus and one of his 12 apostles, Judas Iscariot that are not present in the Bible narratives. (more...)

Minstrel's Alley Reduced Price of THE GUYS WHO SPIED FOR CHINA, to Help Understand Chinese Espionage Practices
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

Minstrel's Alley recently reduced the price of its eBook of The Guys Who Spied for China, written by Gordon Basichis. The Los Angeles based media group reduced the price so that readers may obtain a better sense of Chinese espionage practices and the pervasive tensions that these activities have created between the United States and China. (more...)

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