Career Transition For Dancers Announces WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party on Mar. 9 at Rainbow Roomby BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2009
Career Transition For Dancers and the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, a division of Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc., present WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party on Monday, March 9, at 7pm at the beautiful Rainbow Room 30 Rockefeller Plaza (49th St. entrance) 65th Floor NYC. This is the 5th joint benefit evening that will once again include dancing to the sounds of the 22-piece Harbor Latin Big Band and a performance by the Harbor Conservatory's Gestures Dance Ensemble, now celebrating their 20th Anniversary that will be choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin. The Dance Duo of Manuel Favilla and Karolina Paliwoda will also perform. There will also be Latin dance lessons. (more...)
Desire Under the Elms Starring Dennehy and Gugino Headed to Broadway's St. James Theatreby BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2009
Desire Under the Elms has just announced that it will transfer from Chicago's Goodman Theatre to Broadway's St. James Theater. Previews will begin on April 14, with opening night set for April 27th. (more...)
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Into The Benedum Center 3/10by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2009
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, flies into Pittsburgh's Benedum Center beginning Tuesday, March 10, 2009, for eight performances only! Based on the timeless novel by famed James Bond author and creator Ian Fleming, the production features the music and lyrics by the legendary Sherman brothers, composers of Mary Poppins. The national tour features an original script and fresh adaptation directed by Ray Roderick. (more...)
Enter A Fairy Tale World With ROSE AND THE RIME 2/19-4/11by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2009
The House Theatre of Chicago invites Chicagoans to be captivated by fairy tale, witches, myth and magic with its newest production ROSE AND THE RIME, written by the creative team Chris Mathews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen. The original Midwestern fairy tale will play the Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division St.) February 19 to April 11, 2009. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30, 2009 at 10 a.m.
The tiny Michigan town of Radio Falls has been trapped in perpetual winter for a generation. Snow and ice coat every tree branch and telephone wire, and the constant blizzard surrounding the town means there's no way in or out. The last moment of heated passion brought the town its only remaining youth: a girl named Rose. It is up to her to save Radio Falls from the vicious curse of the Rime Witch. But when she succeeds, Radio Falls discovers the witch's magic coin has two sides... ROSE AND THE RIME is a modern version of The House's favorite myth - a reminder that anything powerful enough to fulfill your dreams is powerful enough to destroy them. (more...)
ROSE AND THE RIME Is Newest Show At House Theater Of Chicagoby BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2009
Enjoy an evening with The House Theatre of Chicago and its newest production, ROSE AND THE RIME. The original Midwestern fairy tale will play the Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division St.) February 19 to April 11, 2009. Special offers and events are currently available.
ROSE AND THE RIME Benefit Night with Peter Sagal
House enthusiasts are invited to join Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me (and House board member) for a panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the Chopin Theatre (1534 W. Division St.). A wine and dessert reception will take place prior to the panel and all participants are invited to watch a special performance of ROSE AND THE RIME at 8:30 p.m. Panelists will be Company member and ROSE AND THE RIME cast member Carolyn Defrin (The Sparrow, Dave DaVinci Saves the Universe), director Nathan Allen, lighting designer Lee Keenan and co-writer Chris Matthews. Individual tickets are $50 and will support The House Theatre of Chicago. Tickets may be purchased at www.TheHouseTheatre.com or by calling (773) 251-2195. (more...)
William Inge Rolls Into Brooklyn W/ BUS STOP 3/14-3/29by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2009
For the first time in over a decade, William Inge returns to Brooklyn with The Gallery Players' revival of his classic drama Bus Stop. Directed by The Gallery Players' Artistic Director Heather Siobhan Curran, this slice of Americana rolls into Brooklyn March 14 - 29, 2009.
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. (more...)
Turner Injury Forces MCC to Cancel 'THIRD STORY' 2/19 - 2/20 Performances by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2009
The show will go on, just not tonight and tomorrow as the February 19 and 20 performances of The MCC Theatre's THE THIRD STORY at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, have been canceled due to an off stage injury that Kathleen Turner has suffered. It is expected that Turner will resume performances starting with the February 21 matinee. (more...)
Goodspeed Gala to Honor William Ivey Long May 2, 2009by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2009
Goodspeed Musicals will proudly honor five time Tony Award-winner, Broadway legend William Ivey Long at a Gala evening on Saturday, May 2, 2009 when he will receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in recognition of his extraordinary career. Previous award recipients include Julie Andrews, Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, Stephen Schwartz, Tommy Tune, Susan Stroman and Gerald Schoenfeld. Proceeds from the Gala will support Goodspeed Musicals? Education Programs. (more...)
Matthew Modine Stars as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird at Hartford Stageby BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2009
One of the most beloved and influential stories of our time is coming to life at Hartford Stage. Emmy-nominated actor Matthew Modine will make his Hartford Stage debut as Atticus Finch in the eagerly anticipated stage adaptation of Harper Lee?s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. (more...)
Spanger & Carpinello Join Maroulis for ROCK OF AGES, Full Casting Announced, Previews Start at Atkinson 3/17by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2009
The producers of ROCK OF AGES announced the complete, awesome cast for Broadway's new, smash hit musical today. Constantine Maroulis, ('American Idol' Season 4, Broadway's The Wedding Singer, RENT) reprising his critically acclaimed role as 'Drew', is now joined by Broadway's best 1970's & 1980's period actors Amy Spanger (The Wedding Singer, Kiss Me Kate) as 'Sherrie' and James Carpinello (Saturday Night Fever, VH1's 'So NoTORIous') as 'Stacee Jaxx'. (more...)
BC/EFA's Broadway Bears XII Raises $152,116by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009
Broadway lovers and teddy bear collectors came together on Sunday, February 15, at the BROADWAY BEARS XII auction, which raised a grand total of $152,116! The event was hosted by Bryan Batt with Lorna Kelly reprising her role as auctioneer. Forty specially made BROADWAY BEARS ? each dressed in original, handmade costumes representing the theater?s most legendary characters - were auctioned to the highest bidder in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Last year?s BROADWAY BEARS raised $130,878 and the grand total for all 12 Broadway Bears auctions is $1,644,077.18 with over 500 bears auctioned.
'The Banshee of Crokey Hill' Comes to Nyack's Riverspace Mar. 13-15by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009
Give yourself a treat this St. Patrick?s Day weekend when Riverspace welcomes a troupe of fifteen Irishman and Irishwoman straight from Ireland to perform Tommy Marren?s The Banshee of Crokey Hill with performances on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)
Photo Flash: The Cast of WICKED on Tourby BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009
The North American tour of WICKED, which has been seen by over 4 million people and broken the house record in every single city in which it has played, will continue to fly into cities across North America. Upcoming tour stops include... (more...)
Music From Around the World Comes to San Diego's Balboa Theatre in 2009by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009
Music from around the world, from the ?40s Big Band Song and Dance Revue IN THE MOOD, the very funny and entertaining 3 REDNECK TENORS, the ever popular IRISH ROVERS, Miami?s hot Cuban timba band TIEMPO LIBRE, Portuguese fado singer MARIZA along with a newly added performance by the MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS de NATI CANO who will bring the second performance season at the Balboa Theatre to a resounding close! (more...)
Tix Now On Sale For JERSEY BOYS Orlandoby BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009
Tickets went on sale Friday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. for the Orlando premiere engagement of JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Carr Performing Arts Centre May 6 - 24, 2009.
Directed by two-time Tony ? Award-winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS won both the 2006 Tony ? Award for Best Musical and the 2006Grammy Award ? for Best Musical Recording, and continues to breakbox office records on Broadway and across North America. JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award ? -winner Marshall Brickmanand Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by BobCrewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)
JERSEY BOYS Chicago Offers Tuesday Night 'STAGE SIDE CHATS' 3/3 - 4/7by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009
As an additional effort to bring the arts into the community, JERSEY BOYS is proud to announce the addition of six Stage Side Chats with cast members. Audience members at Tuesday night performances March 3 through April 7 will be invited to a brief question and answer session following that evening's performance with the actors who bring this show to life eight times a week. Chicago's own JERSEY BOYS performs at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe) in an open run. (more...)
Minnelli and LuPone Part of Virginia Arts Festival's 2009 Seasonby BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009
In its 13th Season, the Virginia Arts Festival will present the world?s great performers to audiences throughout Hampton Roads, in six whirlwind weeks that will bring over 50 performances to more than two dozen venues in ten cities across the region. Performances include the best of Broadway, breathtaking ballet, electrifying modern dance, colorful performance traditions from around the world?and great music for every taste, from the world?s most acclaimed classical artists to top performers of pop, country, bluegrass, and jazz. Showstoppers Liza Minnelli and Patti LuPone, two of the most extraordinary voices in American theater, bookend the 2009 Festival. (more...)
Abingdon Theatre Company Presents Academy Award-Winner Mayo Simon's Dark Comedy Mar. 6by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009
Abingdon Theatre Company will begin previews of its next main stage production of the 2008?2009 season, GREEK HOLIDAY, a New York premiere in the June Havoc Theatre, written by Academy Award-winner Mayo Simon and directed by Stephen Hollis, March 6 to April 5, 2009. The official opening will be on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 7PM.
NEXT TO NORMAL Headed to Broadway's Longacre Theater, Previews Start March 27by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009
Producers David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, and Second Stage Theatre have announced that the original musical, Next to Normal, will come to Broadway this spring, direct from its critically-acclaimed engagement at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage, beginning preview performances at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Friday, March 27th and officially opening on Wednesday, April 15.
Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII - The Auctionby Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 17, 2009
Broadway's cuddliest friends kicked off a new year with the 12th annual BROADWAY BEARS auction on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (237 West 42 St.), in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld's cameras joined the fun and the caught bidding of the bears! (more...)
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