STAGE TUBE: James Corden Shows Off His Chops with Gary Barlow and Queen; INTO THE WOODS Film Rumors Still Circling
by Stage Tube
(5/18/2013) - With rumors still circulating that James Corden is in talks to play 'The Baker' in the upcoming Disney film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS, BWW brings you two clips of Corden singing: a performance of Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' and a duet with Gary Barlow on 'Pray.' Click below to hear Corden sing!
Tveit Plays Final 54 Below Show Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro
(5/18/2013) - Due to overwhelming demand, last month cabaret showplace 54 Below added two new dates to the upcoming venue debut of LES MISERABLES breakout star and Broadway marquee name Aaron Tveit and tonight he plays his final show there after a stupendously well-received series of shows.
STOMP's Precision Percussion Brings Energetic Rhythm to PPAC
by Veronica Bruscini (Rhode Island)
(5/18/2013) - For two non-stop, high-energy hours, the performers in STOMP drum, dance, and yes stomp their way through an array of impressive percussive exhibitions.
BWW Reviews: Racism Takes Up Residence in CLYBOURNE PARK
by Lauren Yarger (Connecticut)
(5/18/2013) - Have you heard the one about a little white man thrown in a jail cell with a big black guy? If not, you can catch this, and a few other offensive jokes over at Long Wharf Theatre, where they pepper the dialogue in Bruce Norris' CLYBOURNE PARK, the Pulitzer-Prize winning play that explores themes of racism, gentrification and the way Americans relate to each other.
BWW Reviews: Schmeater's TWILIGHT ZONE: LIVE! Offers Up The Creepy Mixed With The Sweet
by Jay Irwin (Seattle)
(5/18/2013) - Theatrically speaking, there are few things in this town that are a sure lock of enjoyment. Anything from New Century? Sure. Putting Bobbi Kotula on stage? Hell yes. And any of the "Twilight Zone: Live!" productions from Theater Schmeater? Damn Skippy! The tall, dark and brooding master of the bizarre, Rod Serling is back to take us into another dimension. A dimension of sight, a dimension of sound and a dimension of a kick ass night of eerie 60's fun that definitely qualifies as one of those sure locks I spoke of.
BWW Reviews: POTTED POTTER at The Bushnell is Mischief Mangled
by Jacques Lamarre (Connecticut)
(5/18/2013) - POTTED POTTER has critic taking Dolores Umbridge.
BWW Reviews: 2012 MetroStar Talent Champ BILLIE ROE Delivers a Gritty, Winning Tribute to Tom Waits
by Stephen Hanks (Cabaret)
(5/18/2013) - You probably don't have to feel sorry for a mature, experienced female singer who decides to tackle the gritty music of Tom Waits and calls her show 1978 NYC Underground, but it was still tough not to feel for Billie Roe as she performed this week at the Metropolitan Room. Roe, who in 2011 offered the highly-praised Dangerous Women: Life In Film Noir, admittedly has yearned to present a Waits songbook for 35 years, but just a couple of months before her four-show run which ends tonight at 9:30 pm (her prize for winning the 2012 MetroStar Challenge Competition at the Met Room), rising cabaret star Marissa Mulder staged a Tom Waits-themed show that was close to perfect in every way and earned rave reviews from the New York Times and BroadwayWorld.com.
Are You Following BWW Yet on Twitter & Facebook?
by BWW News Desk
(5/18/2013) - Are you one of the thousands already following BroadwayWorld.com, the biggest theatre site on the net on Twitter and Facebook?
BWW Awards Update 5/18: 12 Days to Go - Mann & Chase TIED!
by BWW Special Coverage
(5/18/2013) - Voting opened on May 2, 2013 and runs through May 31, 2013 for the 11th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/18 with just 12 days to go in voting!
Stage Left Theatre Seeks Submissions for DrekFest 2013; Deadline 6/24
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(5/18/2013) - Stage Left Theatre in association with ComedySportz, the interactive improv experience, announces DrekFest 2013, Stage Left's Annual National Contest for the Worst Ten-Minute Play.
BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- CINDERELLA's Jill Furman on Bringing a Fresh Take of the Fairytale to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV (2013 Tony Awards)
(5/18/2013) - BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Jill Furman, a lead producer from Best Revival of a Musical nominee Cinderella. Check out what she had to say below!
SOUND AND BEAUTY to Open at Kumu Kahua Theatre, 5/30
by BWW News Desk (Hawaii)
(5/18/2013) - Kumu Kahua Theatre finishes is 42nd season with the Hawai`i premiere of David Henry Hwang's Sound and Beauty, two haunting one-act plays performed together in one evening of theatre.
Ross Valley Players Presents ALL MY SONS, Now thru 6/16
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)
(5/18/2013) - Ross Valley Players presents for its fifth production of the season the Tony award winning play All My Sons, a deeply engaging tale of morality and conscience by renowned playwright Arthur Miller. Two years after World War II, the Keller family is torn apart by their patriarch's moral weakness and a shameful family secret. With great tenderness and compassion, this searing saga explores the ever changing sense of family, social responsibility, and values still relevant today, as two very different generations seek to heal and rebuild. All My Sons opened on Friday, May 17 at 8PM.
THE THEORETICAL PHYSICS OF PROCRASTINATION [THE SECOND PART] to Play The Brick, 6/8-21
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(5/18/2013) - The Brick Theater Inc, in association with New York Neo Futurists' Christopher Loar, presents The Theoretical Physics of Procrastination [The Second Part] as part of sound scape: A Theatrical Festival of Sound Design at The Brick.
BWW Reviews: Trouble Puppet's CRUEL CIRCUS is Cruelly Entertaining
by Jeff Davis (Austin)
(5/18/2013) - Hurry, hurry! Step right up! The circus has come to Austin, and it's not to be missed. Filled with imagination, whimsy, and charm, The Cruel Circus, now playing the Salvage Vanguard Theatre thru May 25th, is an absolute delight and a feast for the eyes.
STEERAGE SONG, ALL IS CALM, OUR TOWN and More Set for Theater Latte Da's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk (Minneapolis)
(5/18/2013) - Theater Latte Da announced yesterday that a season of four adventures in musical storytelling and the continuation of a major new work development program will comprise its 16th Season. Slated for production are Steerage Song at The Lab Theater (September 25 - October 20, 2013), All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at the Pantages Theatre (December 19-22, 2013), Cabaret at the Pantages Theatre (January 15 - February 9, 2014), and Our Town at The Lab Theater (March 12 - April 6, 2014). In spring 2014, the company will bring back NEXT: New Musicals in the Making, their program to develop new works for the musical theater canon.
Photo Flash: Blue Man Group Visits New York Knicks Game
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(5/18/2013) - Blue Man Group brought the New York Knicks a little luck and helped them avoid elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night. Scroll down for photos!
Photo Flash: First Look at DEADLY SHE-WOLF ASSASSIN AT ARMAGEDDON! at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(5/18/2013) - La MaMa, in association with Crossing Jamaica Avenue, presents the New York Premiere of the acclaimed Deadly She-Wolf Assassin at Armageddon!, featuring original music and a concept by Fred Ho, co-written by Fred Ho and Ruth Margraff, directed by Sonoko Kawahara, with martial arts choreography by Emmanuel Brown (Broadway's Spiderman) and Japanese sword fighting choreography by Yoshi Amao. The show runs now through June 2, 2013 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery. The show opens tonight, May 18 opening at 7:30pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Backstreet Boys 'In A World Like This Tour' Tickets On Sale Now
by Conor Sheeran (Music - Atlanta)
(5/18/2013) - Backstreet Boys tour begins in Chicago, and then stretches across the United States with numerous stops to come in Ohio, Florida, Texas and more.
Photo Coverage: The Drama League Awards - The Men!
by Walter McBride
(5/18/2013) - BroadwayWorld brings you coverage of the men from the Drama League red carpet arrivals below, including: Tom Sturridge, Constantine Maroulis, Billy Porter, Anthony Warlow, Bryan Terrell Clark, Paul Rudd, Jerry Mitchell, Brandon J. Dirden, Bertie Carvel, Stark Sands, Rob McClure, Courtney B. Vance, Stephen Tyrone Williams, David Hyde Pierce, Jason Tam, Bobby Cannavale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Dave Malloy, Harvey Fierstein, Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, Alan Cumming, Tommy Tune, Ryan Silverman, Bill Irwin, Berry Gordy, Dale Badway, Charl Brown, Michael Alden and more!
BLITHE SPIRIT Begins Previews at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)
(5/18/2013) - A hilarious battle of wits plays out in one of Noel Coward's most celebrated comedies, Blithe Spirit. Directed by long-time Stratford Festival favourite Brian Bedford, the gorgeously designed production started previews on Thursday, May 16, at the Avon Theatre.
13th Annual Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin Vocal Competitions Set for 5/26
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(5/18/2013) - Legendary opera star, Elaine Malbin, will be among a panel of experts judging the 13th Annual Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin Vocal Competitions which will be held on the main stage at Broadway and 86th Street from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Other judges will include Bill Ronayne, President of the Mario Lanza Society; Lewis Ehlers, noted opera agent and an associate with Robert Lombardo and Associates; and Cristina Necula, an opera singer and author of My Life in Opera. A total of 29 singers -- nine tenors and 20 sopranos - have registered as of this date and will compete for prizes. The competitions are the largest outdoor competitions in the country.
Martha Lorin and Paul Smith to Reunite at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 5/26
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(5/18/2013) - Distinguished vocalist, recording artist and interpreter of the Great American Songbook Martha Lorin will appear at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal Sunday May 26 accompanied by legendary musical director Paul Smith for an evening of lush standards, it was announced today by producer Michael Sterling and co-producer Ralph Lampkin, Jr. of the Lampkin Music Group in Chicago.
Photo Coverage: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
by Walter McBride
(5/18/2013) - BroadwayWorld brings you coverage of the ladies from the Drama League red carpet arrivals below, including: Laura Osnes, Holland Taylor, Cisely Tyson, Andrea Martin, Shalita Grant, Kristine Nielsen, Cyndi Lauper, Vanessa Williams, Phillipa Soo, Patina Miller, Annaleigh Ashford, Lauren Molina, Valisia LeKae, Saycon Senbloh, Judy Kuhn, Jessica Hecht, Tracee Chimo, Judith Ivey, Chiristiane Noll, Diane Paulus, Bernadette Peters, Debra Messing, Lindsay Mendez, Judith Light and Roslyn Ruff!
STAGE TUBE: Linda Eder Sings 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' at 54 Below
by Stage Tube
(5/18/2013) - Linda Eder performed at 54 Below last month and sang 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina'. Click below to watch her performance!
SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Celebrates 500th Performance Today
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)
(5/18/2013) - Off-Broadway's sellout sensation SILENCE! THE MUSICAL will celebrate its 500th performance at the 2 PM matinee today, May 18th at the Elektra Theatre in the heart of Times Square.