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Glenn Close, Deepak Chopra & More Transform Political Speeches on Ted Nash Big Band's New Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On September 9, 2016, GRAMMY-nominated composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and longtime Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Ted Nash will release Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom, his debut on Motéma Music. (more...)

Jetset Getset Performs for Wounded Military Vet in Indiana
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2013

Military veterans and community leaders turned out to honor an American soldier who lost his legs in Afghanistan, when the nonprofit organization Homes for Our Troops broke ground for a wheelchair-accessible home for SPC Brett Bondurant in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Saturday, September 7. (more...)

HBO Documentary Films Acquires TV Rights to HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. television rights to HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE (more...)

Light Opera Works Presents COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS today, October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

BWW Interview: Travis W. Walter & Mary Robin Roth of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Meadow Brook Theatre Say It's Filled with Laughter and Surprises!
by Katie Laban - Oct 1, 2018

The classic comic face, Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesserlring is kicking off Meadow Brook Theatre's 53rd season is opening this week and running through October 28th in Rochester. Two sweet, older ladies who look like they wouldn't hurt a fly have been adding a dash of something special to their elderberry wine - poison. But what happens when their nephew, his fiancee, his uncle (who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt), and a bunch of other colorful characters come to visit? Hysterical chaos, that's what! BroadwayWorld Detroit had chance to talk with director, Travis W. Walter, and Mary Robin Roth, who plays the role of Abby, about the hilarious Arsenic and Old Lace before it opens this week. (more...)

Michael Raye, Kristen Gray & Bessye Scott Lead JUST THE THREE OF US At Triad
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

On Friday, Nov 11th at 9pm Michael Raye, Kristen Gray & Bessye Scott return to Manhattan's Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd Street, in a triple-hitter of three amazing artists aptly titled, 'JUST THE THREE OF US.' (more...)

Michael Raye, Kristen Gray & Bessye Scott Lead JUST THE THREE OF US At Triad
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2011

On Friday, Nov 11th at 9pm Michael Raye, Kristen Gray & Bessye Scott return to Manhattan's Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd Street, in a triple-hitter of three amazing artists aptly titled, 'JUST THE THREE OF US.' (more...)

JOHN MCCAIN: FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS Documentary Will Debut on HBO Memorial Day 2018
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2018

HBO has set the debut date for and confirmed the title of the previously announced documentary about Senator John Sidney McCain, III. JOHN MCCAIN: FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS will debut this Memorial Day, MONDAY, MAY 28 (8:00-9:45 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Produced and directed by six-time Emmy® winner Peter Kunhardt (HBO's “Jim: The James Foley Story,” “King in the Wilderness”), along with Emmy® winners George Kunhardt and Teddy Kunhardt, the film is an illuminating, exclusive profile of one of the most influential forces in modern American politics. (more...)

Theatre At The Centre Presents NUNSET BOULEVARD, Closes 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2011

The latest addition to the hilarious NUNSENSE series of musicals is Playwright and Composer Dan Goggin's NUNSET BOULEVARD, THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL SHOW. NUNSET BOULEVARD will run through May 29 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre at the Center's NUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2011

The latest addition to the hilarious NUNSENSE series of musicals is Playwright and Composer Dan Goggin's NUNSET BOULEVARD, THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL SHOW. Making its Chicago area premiere April 28, with press opening Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m., NUNSET BOULEVARD will run through May 29 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. NUNSET BOULEVARD follows the irrepressible Little Sisters of Hoboken as they receive the news that they have been invited to sing at the Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled at the prospect until they arrive and realize they are booked at the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama instead. The comedy mounts when the nuns learn that a famous movie producer is across the street auditioning actresses for his new movie musical, 'NUNSET BOULEVARD: A Song from the Hart,' about the life of Dolores Hart, the famous movie star who became a nun. (more...)

Photo Flash: NUNSET BOULEVARD Opens At Theater At The Center
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2011

The latest addition to the hilarious NUNSENSE series of musicals is Playwright and Composer Dan Goggin's NUNSET BOULEVARD, THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL SHOW. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kansas City Rep's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, under the artistic leadership of Eric Rosen, closes its 2011-12 season with a professional production of the popular musical Little Shop of Horrors; book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith. Kyle Hatley directs. Little Shop of Horrors runs now through May 20 at the Rep's Copaken Stage. See photos from the production below! (more...)

Theatre At The Centre Presents NUNSET BOULEVARD, Opens 5/1
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

The latest addition to the hilarious NUNSENSE series of musicals is Playwright and Composer Dan Goggin's NUNSET BOULEVARD, THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL SHOW. Making its Chicago area premiere with a press opening Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m., NUNSET BOULEVARD will run through May 29 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEST MAN, Playhouse Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 6, 2018

Gore Vidal's 1960 political play The Best Man documents the behind-the-scenes machinations of a fictional Presidential nomination. This new production, directed by Simon Evans, has been on a short tour prior to a run on London's West End - it takes the place of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. Martin Shaw and Jeff Fahey lead the cast, which also features Maureen Lipman, Glynis Barber, Jack Shepherd and Honeysuckle Weeks. (more...)

HBO to Debut CONFIRMATION, Starring Kerry Washington, 4/16
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

HBO Films' CONFIRMATION stars Kerry Washington (Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for “Scandal”; “Django Unchained,” “Ray”), Wendell Pierce ( (more...)

Michael James Leslie, Ashley Blanchet to Star in Kansas City Rep's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast for Little Shop of Horrors, its final production of the 2011-12 season. The Rep's Associate Artistic Director Kyle Hatley will direct. He has also directed the Rep's productions of Circle Mirror Transformation, A Christmas Carol, The Borderland, Nathan Louis Jackson's Broke-ology, and he has appeared in The Whipping Man and The Glass Menagerie at the Rep. Hatley is a noted writer and director for the Kansas City Fringe Festival and is artistic director and co-founder of Chatterbox Audio Theater. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Star in KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Performances begin tonight, Friday, March 20 and run through Sunday, April 12. Press night is scheduled for Opening Night Friday, March 27. Appropriate for ages 17 +. As a concert production, there will be no live nudity, though documentary photographs of the original production will be projected. (more...)

Matt Cavenaugh, Randy Graff, et al. Set for IF IT ONLY RUNS A MINUTE, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 7 is the seventh edition of this series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around. The show features performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows. This is an essential concert for musical theatre nerds. (more...)

Matt Cavenaugh, Randy Graff, et al. Set for IF IT ONLY RUNS A MINUTE, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2011

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 7 is the seventh edition of this series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around. The show features performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows. This is an essential concert for musical theatre nerds. (more...)

Jim Walton, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Join Line-Up of IF IT ONLY RUNS A MINUTE 7, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2011

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 7 is the seventh edition of this series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around. The show features performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows. This is an essential concert for musical theatre nerds. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

Silicon Valley De-Bug to Receive the 2016 Leigh Weimers' Community Media Champion Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

CreaTV San Jose announced today that Silicon Valley De-Bug, the nationally recognized media, community organizing and entrepreneurial collective based in San Jose, will be this year's recipient of the Leigh Weimers' Community Media Champion Award. (more...)

HBO Debuts HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. television rights to HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE (more...)

A Play About Physics and Celebrity Opens In Redwood City This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Imagine a meeting of the minds between Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Senator Joe McCarthy, and Joe DiMaggio in a New York hotel room in the 1950s. Using these archetypes as a jumping off point, playwright Terry Johnson shows that celebrity, sex, death, and politics are all intertwined. Hilarious and heartbreaking, Insignificance shows us that everything is in fact relative. (more...)

A Play About Physics and Celebrity Opens In Redwood City This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Imagine a meeting of the minds between Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Senator Joe McCarthy, and Joe DiMaggio in a New York hotel room in the 1950s. Using these archetypes as a jumping off point, playwright Terry Johnson shows that celebrity, sex, death, and politics are all intertwined. Hilarious and heartbreaking, Insignificance shows us that everything is in fact relative. (more...)

HBO to Debut HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE, 1/27
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. television rights to HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE (more...)

Honorees Leslie Uggams & Tommy Tune To Perform At TADA! Youth Theater's Annual Gala Along With Broadway Inspirational Voices, Jason Robert Brown & Michael James Leslie
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

On March 5, 2018, TADA! Youth Theater will host its annual gala at Tribeca 360 in Manhattan  with special performances by Leslie Uggams and Tommy Tune. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

Review: FINKS Centers on a Terrifying Time and No-Win Situation for Artists in America
by Shari Barrett - Dec 5, 2018

Rogue Machine, known for its mission to present original and provocative programming, is now presenting the West Coast premiere production of FINKS, a New York Times Critic's Pick which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. The play brings together writer Joe Gilford and director Michael Pressman, friends since childhood and both children of Blacklisted artists. In it, Gilford documents the struggle his parents, entertainers Jack Gilford and Madeline Lee Gilford, endured when they were called to testify, with actual testimony or published statements by those who appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee used in the play. (more...)

Review - If It Only Even Runs A Minute
by Ben Peltz - Aug 7, 2011

If Mike Nichols and Elaine May ever had a routine about two theatre geeks discussing their favorite unsuccessful musicals, it probably would have resembled the kind of banter that goes on between Jennifer Tepper and Kevin Michael Murphy as creators/producers/hosts of the concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute.  Monday night's edition, their seventh, was my third visit to their collection of one-nighters where musical theatre well-knowns and not so well-knowns join music director/pianist Caleb Hoyer to sing selections from underappreciated and/or forgotten musicals between quick histories of each production by Tepper and Murphy.  Frequently, original cast members will be on hand to give first-person accounts of the bumpy roads to opening night. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Critic and Historian Peter Filichia
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 28, 2016

You would be hard pressed to find someone who loves the theatre more than Peter Filichia. For years, Peter's observations on musical theatre have inspired countless actors, directors, and writers to start a career in show business. Now, Peter talks to Rob and Kevin, his two biggest fans, about the importance of arts education, for whom a critic should be crafting their reviews, and why he still loves the theatre. Plus, memories of Senator Joe, The Wiz, and My Fair Lady!  (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/27-8/28/2016
by - Aug 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 28, 2016 - Sunday, August 28, 2016. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

Glenn Close, Deepak Chopra & More Transform Political Speeches on Ted Nash Big Band's New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

On September 9, 2016, GRAMMY-nominated composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and longtime Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Ted Nash will release Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom, his debut on Motéma Music. (more...)

Jim Walton, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Set for IF IT ONLY RUNS A MINUTE 7, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2011

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 7 is the seventh edition of this series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around. The show features performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows. This is an essential concert for musical theatre nerds. (more...)

VIDEO: Greg KInnear Explains Why He'll Never Be a Rock Star
by - Apr 6, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Greg Kinnear talked about playing Senator Joe Biden in the HBO film CONFIRMATION. (more...)

Theatre At The Centre Presents NUNSET BOULEVARD, Previews 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2011

The latest addition to the hilarious NUNSENSE series of musicals is Playwright and Composer Dan Goggin's NUNSET BOULEVARD, THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL SHOW. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

HBO to Debut CONFIRMATION, Starring Kerry Washington, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

HBO Films' CONFIRMATION stars Kerry Washington (Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for “Scandal”; “Django Unchained,” “Ray”), Wendell Pierce ( (more...)

KC Rep Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 4/20-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2012

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, under the artistic leadership of Eric Rosen, closes its 2011-12 season with a professional production of the popular musical Little Shop of Horrors; book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith. Kyle Hatley directs. Little Shop of Horrors runs April 20 - May 20 at the Rep's Copaken Stage. (more...)

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