Thursday, April 17, 2014

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Talks the Joys of Playing LADY DAY on MSNBC by Stage Tube

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar amp Grill, Lanie Robertson's play with music, starring Audra McDonald, has extended its limited engagement at the Circle in t…

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James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31 by BroadwayWorld

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere…

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Kristen Bell Interested in Bringing FROZEN's Anna to ONCE UPON A TIME by TV News Desk

There's a little more than just speculation at this point, however, with Bell chiming in and confirming she'd be up for a guest role.

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Broadway Designer Mark Adam Rampmeyer Becomes Head of Goodspeed's Costume Collection by BroadwayWorld

Goodspeed Musicals has announced that designer Mark Adam Rampmeyer has joined the organization as the Costume Rental Manager. Mr. Rampmeyer's career has spanned more than 30 years in profes…

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International Centre for Women Playwrights Seeks Nominees for 50/50 Applause Award by BroadwayWorld

The International Centre for Women Playwrights ICWP announces the opportunity to nominate theatres for the prestigious third annual ICWP 5050 Applause Award. The award honors theatres and a…

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Playwright Colm Toibin to Lead Next Year's PEN World Voices Festival by BroadwayWorld

PEN American Center announced today that acclaimed writer Colm Toibin will serve as Chairman of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, beginning with next year's Festival…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Molina, Steel Burkhardt and More in TUTS Underground's MURDER BALLAD by BroadwayWorld

TUTS Underground is set to steam up Zilkha Hall with the sultry story of love's dark side in MURDER BALLAD, running tonight, April 17-27, 2014. Check out a first look below

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Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014 by BroadwayWorld

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month…

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New York Times Critic Ben Brantley Responds to James Franco's Jab by BroadwayWorld

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men officially opened last night, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre, to mostly positive reviews…

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BWW TV: Chatting with James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and the OF MICE AND MEN Cast on Opening Night! by BroadwayWorld TV

The new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men has officially arrived on Broadway FeaturingJames Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester, and with direction by Tony Award winner Anna D. S…

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ALL THE WAY, Bryan Cranston, THE FLICK, ONCE, Andre De Shields and More Among 2014 Elliot Norton Award Nominations by BroadwayWorld

The Boston Theater Critics Association BTCA has announced over 25 nominations of actors, directors, designers and ensembles to be presented at 32nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday May …

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VIDEO: BEHIND THE LID Film Launches Kickstarter; Looks at Lee Nagrin and Basil Twist's 2007 Production by Stage Tube

BEHIND THE LID, a film by Steve Lippman of the immersive 2007 theatrical production created by Lee Nagrin and Basil Twist, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign. Click below to watch the …

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New York City Ballet's Spring 2014 Gala to Feature Sufjan Stevens, CAROUSEL and Kristen Bell, 5/8; Spring Season Announced! by BroadwayWorld

New York City Ballet's 2014 Spring Season will open on Tuesday, April 29, with a one-week Festival of 21st Century Choreographers featuring 11 ballets by 10 different choreographers - Mauro …

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ROCKY's Margo Seibert and More Set for Reading of Matthew-Lee Erlbach's KEVIN LAMB at the Vineyard, 4/21 by BroadwayWorld

Vineyard Theatre will present a reading of Matthew-Lee Erlbach's KEVIN LAMB, directed by Michael Berresse and starring Adriane Lenox, Margo Seibert, Chris Sarandon, Peter Francis James, and …

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Photo Flash: Amanda Green's SPRING TRUNK SHOW at Birdland by BroadwayWorld

On Monday, April 14, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated songwriter Amanda Green and her Broadway friends in 'Amanda Green's Spri…

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Geoffrey Rush to Star as OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Upcoming Musical Biopic by BroadwayWorld

According to the Daily Mail, Geoffrey Rush will once again bridge the stage-screen gap by playing OLIVER composer Lionel Bart in an upcoming biopic, directed by Vadim Jean. Filming is set to…

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The Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE Headed to the West End This Fall by BroadwayWorld

The Daily Mail writes that David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's HERE LIES LOVE will open at the National's revamped Dorfman Theatre this October, directed by Alex Timbers. The show is just about to…

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It's Here! Watch the First Full Trailer for the JERSEY BOYS Film! by Movies News Desk

The first official trailer for the big screen adaptation of Jersey Boys just debuted The Warner Bros. film, directed by Clint Eastwood, will hit theaters on June 20th. Watch the trailer below

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Review Roundup: ACT ONE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews! by Review Roundups

The Lincoln Center Theater under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop production of Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss H…

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STAGE TUBE: MATILDA Stars Get Crafty with Easter Eggs by Stage Tube

See the four girls sharing the title role in Broadway's MATILDA THE MUSICAL get crafty with Easter eggs on People.com. Click below ot see Ava Ulloa, Gabriella Pizzolo, Paige Brady and Ripley…

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AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Another Week, Another Wrong Contestant Sent Home by Matt Tamanini

After a night of 20th Century Fox cross-promotion, we opened this week's results show with THE FOLLOWING's Kevin Bacon stealing Ryan Seacrest's signature line, This is American Idol.

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VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Chats Lead Role in 'HEDWIG' on GMA by TV News Desk

Neil Patrick Harris stopped by this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA to discuss his leading role in Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.' Check out the appearance below

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BWW Interview: Ray Mercer's Circle of Dance by Naomi Serviss

When he's not performing eight shows a week in The LION KING, Mercer is choreographing commissions nationwide.

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Ahrens and Flaherty Set to Release Live at 54 Below Album NICE FIGHTING YOU on 6/3 by Louisa Brady

Ahrens and Flaherty's 'Nice Fighting You A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live At 54 BELOW' will be released on June 3rd, 2014. The double CD set is now available for pre-order at httpamzn.co…

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BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for OF MICE AND MEN's Opening Night! by BroadwayWorld TV

All of Broadway's biggest stars converged at the Longacre Theatre last night to celebrate the Broadway opening of Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring …

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Disney's ALADDIN Sets Lottery Policy, NEWSIES Switches to General Rush by BroadwayWorld

Two Disney Broadway hits announce new ticket policies beginning April 21 providing access to affordable tickets for same-day performances, with minimal time commitment for guests.

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Photo Coverage: OF MICE AND MEN Cast Arrives on Broadway- Inside the Opening Night After Party! by Walter McBride

The new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men has officially arrived on Broadway Featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester, and with direction by Tony Award winner Anna D. …

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BWW TV: Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat, Patti Murin & More Preview Playwrights Horizons' FLY BY NIGHT by BroadwayWorld TV

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of Fly By Night A New Musical, conceived byKim Rosenstock Tigers Be Still, written by Will Connolly performer, Once, Michael Mitnick Sex L…

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Following FUN HOME Controversy at College of Charleston, Original Off-Broadway Cast to Reunite for Concert, 4/21 by BroadwayWorld

Now, Bechtel and the original cast of the Jeanine Tesori-Lisa Kron musical, including Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn, will stage a concert of the production in protest next week, according t…

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