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KPFK's Arts In Review Hosts Actors Valerie Perri And Larry Cedar From THE WORLD GOES ROUND At Freud Playhouse 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, airs Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK 90.7FM. Today, Sep 7, Julio hosts Valerie Perri and Larry Cedar from Reprise 2.0's staging of the musical, The World Goes Round, currently performing though Sep 16 at The Freud Playhouse at UCLA (more...)

Greg Hildebrandt Reveals Painting Of Kong: The 8th Wonder Of The World At New York Comic Con
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Unbeknownst to the artist when he started the painting 2 months ago, King Kong is making his grand entrance on Broadway the same weekend Greg Hildebrandt reveals an 86-inch tall 3 Sheet style painting of his vision for the original movie poster (more...)

NJ Rep Presents WEST END FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to present When the Circus Comes to Town, a Festival of the Arts that includes: Theatre Brut (32 short plays), live music, an art show, a photography exhibit, poetry readings, and new this year - an afternoon of children's storytelling.  It's all taking place at NJ Rep's West End Arts Center, 132 West End Ave, Long Branch, September 20 - 30. For tickets or additional information call 732-229-3166 or visit njrep.org online. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

ORWELLIAN, Starring Larry Cedar, Comes to The United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Enter the dystopian world of George Orwell via this one-hour stage adaptation based on three of the author's most popular works. Through Orwell's literary prism, visit the chaotic kitchens of Down & Out in Paris & London, a barnyard on the brink of creature revolt in Animal Farm, and the futuristic hell that is 1984. (more...)

VIDEO: New Jersey Repertory Company Presents WEST END FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2018
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to present When the Circus Comes to Town, a Festival of the Arts that includes: Theatre Brut (32 short plays), live music, an art show, a photography exhibit, poetry readings, and new this year - an afternoon of children's storytelling.  It's a fundraiser for NJ Rep's West End Arts Center, serving the Long Branch community, and it's taking place September 20 - 30, at 132 West End Ave, Long Branch. For tickets or additional information call 732-229-3166 or visit njrep.org. (more...)

Colony Theatre's West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the second production of its 41st season, the West Coast Premiere of THE BEST OF ENEMIES by Mark St. Germain, directed by David Rose. THE BEST OF ENEMIES will preview tonight, September 16; Thursday, September 17; and Friday, September 18 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

Cast Announced for IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

Casting Announced For IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S At El Portal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

MTM to Host First Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

M?TM, a small professional theatre company entering its tenth anniversary season, will close out 2015 with a series of free readings of musicals at locations intended to set the tone for each piece. The readings are not formally ticketed, but it is recommended that patrons make a reservation online at w?ww.mtmadison.com/festival-of-new-musicals.html.?No credit card is needed. Walk-ups will still be welcome without reservations. (more...)

REUNION, A MUSICAL COMEDY Opens 11/7 at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

This melodic, memorable and quirky pop score provides biting social commentary along with a little romance and an outrageously good time for all. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll cringe. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Cast Recording in Stores Today from Ghostlight Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - today Friday, October 7 with physical copies available online and in stores. (more...)

Larry Cedar Brings NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND to The Sherry Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Enter the existential world of Fyodor Dostoevsky through Larry Cedar's original one-man stage adaptation of the acclaimed novel, NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND, now playing November 2nd, 9th, and 16th at The Sherry Theater in North Hollywood as a featured production of the 2017 NoHo Fringe Festival. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 7 at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is extending again, now through December 7. The production, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens Tonight at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

You don't have to make a deal with the devil to find laughs, love, baseball and heart. Just come out to the theatre, as Cabrillo Music Theatre kicks off the 2015-2016 season with a brand-new production of the American Classic DAMN YANKEES! Winner of eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical, DAMN YANKEES is sure to be a home run hit. With a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, this ever-popular baseball musical will have fans on the edge of their seats. DAMN YANKEES includes favorite songs such as 'Heart,' 'Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets,' 'A Little Brains, A Little Talent,' and 'A Man Doesn't Know,' among many others.DAMN YANKEES opens today, October 16th, 2015, playing until Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.  (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Through November 23 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is now performing at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Due to popular demand, the production has extended now through November 23. (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord began previews on October 7 with the press opening tonight, October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

REUNION, A MUSICAL COMEDY Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

This melodic, memorable and quirky pop score provides biting social commentary along with a little romance and an outrageously good time for all. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll cringe. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 21 at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is extending for a third time, now through December 21, 2014. The production, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time. (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The United Solo Theatre Festival Presents ORWELLIAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Enter the dystopian world of George Orwell via this one-hour stage adaptation based on three of the author's most popular works. Through Orwell's literary prism, visit the chaotic kitchens of Down & Out in Paris & London, a barnyard on the brink of creature revolt in Animal Farm, and the futuristic hell that is 1984. (more...)

TCM to Present 'Summer of Darkness' Film Noir Programming Event
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2015

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is returning to the shadowy world of film noir with the return Summer of Darkness, the network's ultimate film noir programming event. (more...)

The Group Rep Premieres LOVE AGAIN Musical Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical Love Again, book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, lyrics by Russ and Haverty, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Richard Alan Woody and Jon Cortez for The Group Rep, with musical direction by Richard Berent. (more...)

BWW Interviews: KAY COLE Directs Love Again at Group Rep
by Don Grigware - May 14, 2015

production of A Chorus Line, which garnered the Tony, Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk, and Theatre World awards -among others.  Other credits include:  director/choreographer: 22%, Love Songs, Spelling Bee, Rose Bowl Queens, Bark! No Strings, Desperate Writers (Off-B'way/LA), Flunky, The Dining Room, Nuncrackers, Judy's Scary Little Christmas, Frog & Toad, A Chorus Line, choreographer: Hunger, Nightmare Alley, Atlanta, Great Expectations, Triumph of Love, Dancing at Lughnasa. Pasadena Playhouse: 110 in the Shade, Do I Hear A Waltz. Hollywood Bowl: Mame, Bernstein's Mass, My Fair Lady, Music Man, Camelot, Reprise!, Three Penny Opera, City of Angels, Company, 20th Century, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Most Happy Fella. Other Los Angeles: Atlanta, Paint Your Wagon (Geffen); Grave White Way (Hudson Theatre); Dogeaters, Gaytino (Kirk Douglas Theatre); Six Dance Lessons (Falcon, Geffen, B'way); Snoopy, Blockheads (London West End). Film/TV: Country Rules, Santa Clause 3, Six Dance Lessons…  Website: www.kaycole.net (more...)

REPRISE 2.0 Season Starts with SWEET CHARITY Directed By Kathleen Marshall; VICTOR/VICTORIA and GRAND HOTEL to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 is now announced, presenting a season of three classic American musicals at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, by Marcia Seligson, Producing Artistic Director of the new performing arts organization.  REPRISE 2.0 is partnering with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT), chaired by Brian Kite.  (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Composer Jonathan Brielle to Perform at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Composer and lyricist Jonathan Brielle will perform in an evening of his original songs - 'I Saw Broadway,' on Monday, April 25 at 7pm at Birdland Jazz Club (315 W. 44th Street). (more...)

PHANTOM & BRIGHT STAR Casts and More Set for Birdland's April Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its April 2016 schedule, featuring: Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Yellowjackets, Showbiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, The Birdland Big Band, Karrin Allyson, The Matt & Brian Show, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Roz Ryan & More to Perform at Development Wing's BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The Development Wing, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the creation of new American musicals, will present its fourth annual Broadway Under the Stars benefit concert on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Comes to El Portal - Tickets On Sale Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

Writers Announced For 2018 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2018 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Gordon Stanley Joins A POUND IN YOUR POCKET At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 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 show's composer, three-time Tony Award-winner Charles Strouse, will be on hand to meet fans and sign copies of his memoir. (more...)

Tally Sessions, Stearns Matthews Round Out Cast of A POUND IN YOUR POCKET at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in Your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series today, January 24th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Ed Dixon and Sally Ann Triplett to Lead A POUND IN YOUR POCKET at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 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. (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...)

New Wave of Classics to Be Released from Fox Cinema Archives
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Bring home the newest wave of classics from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's Cinema Archives vault, available for purchase on DVD now! (more...)

Ed Dixon and Sally Ann Triplett to Lead A POUND IN YOUR POCKET at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

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. (more...)

NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND Wins Big at the 2017 NoHo Fringe Festival Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Larry Cedar's one-man stage adaptation, NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND (based on the Fyodor Dostoevsky novel) was awarded BEST ONE-PERSON SHOW (Drama) and BEST DIRECTOR ONE-PERSON SHOW (Pamela Cedar) at last evening's 2017 NoHo Fringe Festival Award Ceremony, beating out strong contender Joe Mantegna and his production, I'm Not a Comedian, I'm Lenny Bruce in both categories. NOTES will now return by popular demand for two encore performances on December 22nd and 23rd. (more...)

Three-Time Tony Award Winner Charles Strouse To Sign Memoir At A POUND IN YOUR POCKET Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

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...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced For Rare Strouse And Adams Musical At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

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. (more...)

Tally Sessions, Stearns Matthews Round Out Cast of A POUND IN YOUR POCKET at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

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. (more...)

Colony Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES, Begin. 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the second production of its 41st season, the West Coast Premiere of THE BEST OF ENEMIES by Mark St. Germain, directed by David Rose.  THE BEST OF ENEMIES will preview on Wednesday, September 16; Thursday, September 17; and Friday, September 18 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens 10/16 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

You don't have to make a deal with the devil to find laughs, love, baseball and heart. Just come out to the theatre, as Cabrillo Music Theatre kicks off the 2015-2016 season with a brand-new production of the American Classic DAMN YANKEES! Winner of eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical, DAMN YANKEES is sure to be a home run hit. With a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, this ever-popular baseball musical will have fans on the edge of their seats. DAMN YANKEES includes favorite songs such as "Heart," "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets," "A Little Brains, A Little Talent," and "A Man Doesn't Know," among many others.DAMN YANKEES opens on Friday, October 16th, 2015, playing until Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.  (more...)

The Group Rep to Premiere LOVE AGAIN Musical This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical Love Again, book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, lyrics by Russ and Haverty, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Richard Alan Woody and Jon Cortez for The Group Rep, with musical direction by Richard Berent. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jonathan Brielle Brings I SAW BROADWAY to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present songwriter Jonathan Brielle in "I Saw Broadway," a concert celebrating his original songs, on Monday, April 25.  Jonathan's very special musical guests were Matt Bogart, Whitney Bashor, Veanne Cox & Rose Hemingway. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early in SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

Benny Green Trio, Jonathan Brielle and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 25-May 1, featuring Benny Green Trio, Jonathan Brielle with Matt Bogart, Vienne Cox & Rose Hemingway, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

PHANTOM & BRIGHT STAR Casts and More Set for Birdland's April Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its April 2016 schedule, featuring: Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Yellowjackets, Showbiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, The Birdland Big Band, Karrin Allyson, The Matt & Brian Show, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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