Playbill.com : Combined Feed Copyright (c) %2014 Playbill.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.playbill.com/ Playbill.com : Combined Feed en-us 07/22/2014 07:36:18 PM 60 PHOTO CALL: James Monroe Iglehart, Vincent Pastore, Ronnie Spector, Megan Hilty, Caissie Levy and More Celebrate Piece of My Heart Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:45 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193771-PHOTO-CALL-James-Monroe-Iglehart-Vincent-Pastore-Ronnie-Spector-Megan-Hilty-Caissie-Levy-and-More-Celebrate-Piece-of-My-Heart Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, opened Off-Broadway July 21 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Zak Resnick stars as the handsome and headstrong songwriter at its core.]]> Matthew Blank 92nd Street Y's Fall Programming to Feature Jersey Boys' "Midtown Men," John Doyle Talkback and More Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:36 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193770-92nd-Street-Ys-Fall-Programming-to-Feature-Jersey-Boys-Midtown-Men-John-Doyle-Talkback-and-More The 92nd Street Y has announced its fall 2014 programming of talks, classes, performances and more. Highlights include talkbacks with the "Midtown Men" of Jersey Boys and John Doyle on Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1947 musical Allegro.

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Michael Gioia
Fully Committed to Be Revived at London's Menier Chocolate Factory; Kevin Bishop to Star Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:08 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193768-Fully-Committed-to-Be-Revived-at-Londons-Menier-Chocolate-Factory-Kevin-Bishop-to-Star Becky Mode's Fully Committed, the Off-Broadway hit which received its British premiere at London's Menier Chocolate Factory in 2004, is to be revived there in a new production, directed by its original London and New York star Mark Setlock, and starring Kevin Bishop. 

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Mark Shenton
THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Alan Menken Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193767-THE-SCREENING-ROOM-Happy-Birthday-Alan-Menken Alan Menken, who won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Original Score of Broadway's Newsies, celebrates his birthday July 22. Playbill.com looks back at his career with clips from his musicals and more. 

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Broadway Box Office Analysis, July 14-20: Holler Closes With a Bang While Rocky Fights for an Audience Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193756-Broadway-Box-Office-Analysis-July-14-20-Holler-Closes-With-a-Bang-While-Rocky-Fights-for-an-Audience Playbill's new weekly feature examines the box-office trends of the past week.

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Robert Simonson
CUE & A: Stage and Screen Star Julia Stiles on Babysitting Allergies, Mamet Men and Her Current Project, Phoenix Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:40 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193763-CUE-A-Stage-and-Screen-Star-Julia-Stiles-on-Babysitting-Allergies-Mamet-Men-and-Her-Current-Project-Phoenix Film star Julia Stiles, who returns to the New York stage July 28 in Scott Organ's Phoenix at the Cherry Lane Theatre, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

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Matthew Blank
NYIT Award Nominees, Celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, Announced; Tandy Cronyn, The Gallery Players and More Nominated Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:04 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193764-NYIT-Award-Nominees-Celebrating-Off-Off-Broadway-Announced-Tandy-Cronyn-The-Gallery-Players-and-More-Nominated The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, which celebrates Off-Off-Broadway, has announced the nominees for its annual awards.

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Carey Purcell
Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie Among 40 Artists Set for July 24 Broadway in Bryant Park Concert; Lineup Announced Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:45 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193762-Zach-Braff-and-Marin-Mazzie-Among-40-Artists-Set-for-July-24-Broadway-in-Bryant-Park-Concert-Lineup-Announced The lineup for the July 24 Broadway in Bryant Park concert, the third presentation in the 14th season of the annual lunchtime series, has been announced. Over 40 artists will be part of the free event.

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Andrew Gans
Schedule of Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts in Movie Theatres and on Television Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:35 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/192723-Schedule-of-Upcoming-Live-Theatre-Broadcasts-in-Movie-Theatres-and-on-Television The following is a list of live stage productions announced to shown in movie theatres and on television. If you would like to submit any updates, please email dgewirtzman@playbill.com.

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David Gewirtzman
PHOTO CALL: Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Bryce Pinkham, Adam Chanler-Berat, Robin De Jesus and More Stand Up for Freedom Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:12 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193760-PHOTO-CALL-Lena-Hall-Celia-Keenan-Bolger-Bryce-Pinkham-Adam-Chanler-Berat-Robin-De-Jesus-and-More-Stand-Up-for-Freedom Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, which takes place July 21 at the Skirball Center.]]> Matthew Blank PBS Arts Festival Will Feature Sweeney Todd, The Nance, Porgy and Bess Plus Kristin Chenoweth and More; Broadcast Dates Announced Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:05 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193761-PBS-Arts-Festival-Will-Feature-Sweeney-Todd-The-Nance-Porgy-and-Bess-Plus-Kristin-Chenoweth-and-More-Broadcast-Dates-Announced Programming for the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival, which returns in September with 11 weekly programs, has been announced.

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Andrew Gans
Complete Casting Announced for New Adaptation of Unsinkable Molly Brown, Helmed By Kathleen Marshall Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:37 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193759-Complete-Casting-Announced-for-New-Adaptation-of-Unsinkable-Molly-Brown-Helmed-By-Kathleen-Marshall The Denver Center Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which will begin previews Sept. 12 in The Stage Theatre.

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Andrew Gans
PHOTO CALL: The Legend Returns! Patti LuPone Ignites a Torch at 54 Below Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:19 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193758-PHOTO-CALL-The-Legend-Returns-Patti-LuPone-Ignites-a-Torch-at-54-Below Matthew Blank Contemporary Musicals Dogfight and Ordinary Days Will Hit Chicago Stages Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:53 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193757-Contemporary-Musicals-Dogfight-and-Ordinary-Days-Will-Hit-Chicago-Stages BoHo Theatre has announced its lineup for its 11th season, which will include the Chicago premiere of the Benj Pasek and Justin Paul-scored musical Dogfight, Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days and more.

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Michael Gioia
"The Last Five Years" Film, With Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick, Will Premiere at TIFF Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:31 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193755-The-Last-Five-Years-Film-With-Jeremy-Jordan-and-Anna-Kendrick-Will-Premiere-at-TIFF Richard LaGravenese's big-screen adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, starring Tony Award nominees Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick, will premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, which will run Sept. 4-14.

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Michael Gioia
Shoshana Bean, Matthew Scott, Gabrielle Stravelli, Kacie Sheik, Steven Skybell Set for Reading of New Musical Lempicka Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:36 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193749-Shoshana-Bean-Matthew-Scott-Gabrielle-Stravelli-Kacie-Sheik-Steven-Skybell-Set-for-Reading-of-New-Musical-Lempicka By-invitation-only readings of the new musical Lempicka, concerning the tumultuous life of art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, will be presented in Manhattan July 24-25.

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Andrew Gans
Hollywood Filmmaker Garry Marshall Finds New York Stage Project, Opening in October Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:14 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193751-Hollywood-Filmmaker-Garry-Marshall-Finds-New-York-Stage-Project-Opening-in-October Mike Bencivenga's new play Billy & Ray, a comedy about the birth of film noir, will make its New York debut at the Vineyard Theatre directed by Hollywood veteran Garry Marshall.

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Carey Purcell
Jazz Duo Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia Will Cover Sara Bareilles, The Cardigans and More at Birdland Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:43 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193750-Jazz-Duo-Lindsay-Mendez-and-Marco-Paguia-Will-Cover-Sara-Bareilles-The-Cardigans-and-More-at-Birdland Lindsay Mendez, who starred as Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, and music director and jazz pianist Marco Paguia will play NYC's Birdland July 28. The jazz duo will cover Sara Bareilles, The Cardigans and more.

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Michael Gioia
Jason Robert Brown Will Offer Songs from Madison County, Last Five Years, Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas in August Concert Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:33 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193748-Jason-Robert-Brown-Will-Offer-Songs-from-Madison-County-Last-Five-Years-Parade-Honeymoon-in-Vegas-in-August-Concert Jason Robert Brown, who recently won a Best Score Tony Award for The Bridges of Madison County, and the Caucasian Rhythm Kings will bring their mix of rock/blues/jazz/folk/Gregorian chant/klezmer/polka/atonal cacophony/salsa to New York's SubCulture Aug. 4 at 7:30 PM.

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Andrew Gans
"Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner!" Dirty Dancing Tour Casts Its Leads Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:16 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193746-Nobody-Puts-Baby-in-a-Corner-Dirty-Dancing-Tour-Casts-Its-Leads Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman, respectively, in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage. Performances begin Aug. 26, prior to an official opening Sept. 2, at The National Theatre in Washington D.C. 

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Michael Gioia
Casting Now Complete for New York Production of Jason Robert Brown's Parade Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:58 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193747-Casting-Now-Complete-for-New-York-Production-of-Jason-Robert-Browns-Parade Complete casting has been announced for the White Plains Performing Arts Center's upcoming production of Jason Robert Brown's Tony-winning Parade, which will play the New York venue Aug. 8-10.

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Andrew Gans
Amy Ryan Joins Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance in New Steven Spielberg Film Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:50 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193744-Amy-Ryan-Joins-Tom-Hanks-and-Mark-Rylance-in-New-Steven-Spielberg-Film Amy Ryan will co-star with Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's untitled Cold War spy thriller, Deadline.com reports.

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Carey Purcell
Film Forum Will Offer Tennessee Williams Festival; Lineup of Films Announced Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:46 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193745-Film-Forum-Will-Offer-Tennessee-Williams-Festival-Lineup-of-Films-Announced Manhattan's Film Forum will offer a Tennessee Williams Festival this fall.

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Andrew Gans
Aaron Tveit Lands Leading Role in New Romantic Comedy; Annaleigh Ashford Cast, Too Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:35 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193743-Aaron-Tveit-Lands-Leading-Role-in-New-Romantic-Comedy-Annaleigh-Ashford-Cast-Too Aaron Tveit, who was last seen on Broadway in Catch Me If You Can, has landed the leading role in the new romantic comedy "Stereotypically You," Deadline.com reports.

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Andrew Gans
London's Hampstead Theatre to Live-Stream Current Production Free Online Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:41 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193742-Londons-Hampstead-Theatre-to-Live-Stream-Current-Production-Free-Online London's Hampstead Theatre will live-stream the final performance of its current production of Wonderland free online July 26.

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Mark Shenton
World Premiere of The Infidel - the Musical to Play London's Theatre Royal; Complete Casting Announced Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:31 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193741-World-Premiere-of-The-Infidel---the-Musical-to-Play-Londons-Theatre-Royal-Complete-Casting-Announced Full casting has been revealed for the previously announced The Infidel - the Musical, a stage adaptation of David Baddiel's hit film comedy of the same name that was released in 2010. It is to premiere at London's Theatre Royal, Stratford East, Oct. 3 prior to an official opening Oct. 15, for a run through Nov. 2.

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Mark Shenton
Clive Rowe to Return to Olivier-Nominated Role in London; Sharon D. Clarke Stars, Too Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:11 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193740-Clive-Rowe-to-Return-to-Olivier-Nominated-Role-in-London-Sharon-D-Clarke-Stars-Too Clive Rowe is to reprise the title role of Mother Goose, for which he was Olivier-nominated in 2009, in the pantomime that will begin performances Nov. 22, prior to an official opening Nov. 27, for a run through Jan. 4 at London's Hackney Empire. 

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Mark Shenton
"The Magic of Sundance": Behind the Scenes at the Sundance Theatre Lab Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193731-The-Magic-of-Sundance-Behind-the-Scenes-at-the-Sundance-Theatre-Lab In the second installment of his weekly blog, Sundance Institute Theatre Lab fellow and playwright Christopher Chen offers insight into the creative process behind the lab, which runs through July 27 in Utah.

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Christopher Chen
John Tartaglia Is Cat in the Hat in St. Louis Muny Seussical, Beginning Tonight Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193721-John-Tartaglia-Is-Cat-in-the-Hat-in-St-Louis-Muny-Seussical-Beginning-Tonight The Muny's fifth show of its 96th season, the family-friendly musical Seussical, begins performances at the famed outdoor venue July 22.

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Andrew Gans
Adam Monley Is Javert in Broadway's Les MisÚrables, Starting Tonight; British Actor in the Wings Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193720-Adam-Monley-Is-Javert-in-Broadways-Les-Misrables-Starting-Tonight-British-Actor-in-the-Wings Adam Monley, who performs the roles of the Bishop of Digne and Combeferre in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables, steps into the part of Javert July 22-Aug. 10. British actor Earl Carpenter is scheduled to join the Tony Award-nominated revival Aug. 12-Oct. 3 in that role while original star Will Swenson is on leave.

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Michael Gioia
Forbidden Recording Comes Out Swinging! Today; Barnes & Noble Performance, Too Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193718-Forbidden-Recording-Comes-Out-Swinging-Today-Barnes-Noble-Performance-Too The original cast recording of Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! is released on DRG Records July 22.

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Andrew Gans
A Chorus Line Star Takes the Trapeze in Broadway's Pippin Beginning Tonight Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193719-A-Chorus-Line-Star-Takes-the-Trapeze-in-Broadways-Pippin-Beginning-Tonight Priscilla Lopez, who earned a Tony Award for her performance in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and also created the role of Diana Morales in the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line, steps into the role of Berthe in the Tony-winning revival of Pippin beginning July 22. 

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Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick
John Lithgow Crowned King Lear in Central Park Tonight Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193589-John-Lithgow-Crowned-King-Lear-in-Central-Park-Tonight The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear, starring Tony Award winner John Lithgow and Academy Award nominee Annette Bening, begins performances July 22 at the Delacorte Theater.

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Adam Hetrick
Broadway Rush, Lottery and Standing Room Only Policies Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/82428-Broadway-Rush-Lottery-and-Standing-Room-Only-Policies To make tickets more affordable to students and other theatregoers on a budget, many Broadway shows have implemented rush, lottery, and standing-room-only (SRO) policies.

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Matthew Blank
PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: JULY 22 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/70976-PLAYBILL-VAULTS-Today-in-Theatre-History-JULY-22 1912 The Shubert Brothers present the first of their annual Passing Show installments tonight. The Passing Show of 1912 features Charlotte Greenwood, Trixie Friganza, and Eugene and Willie Howard. There will be 136 performances and new editions of the revue every year for the next eleven years.

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David Gewirtzman and Ernio Hernandez and Robert Viagas
Phoenix, Starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, Will Offer Discount Tickets to Each Performance Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:05 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193739-Phoenix-Starring-Julia-Stiles-and-James-Wirt-Will-Offer-Discount-Tickets-to-Each-Performance Phoenix, Scott Organ's dark comedy about a one-night stand that will star Julia Stiles and James Wirt, will sell a limited number of $20 tickets to every performance. 

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Carey Purcell
Bernadette Peters Lands Guest-Starring Role on New TV Series Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:28 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193738-Bernadette-Peters-Lands-Guest-Starring-Role-on-New-TV-Series Three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, most recently seen on Broadway in the critically acclaimed revival of Follies, will guest star in an upcoming episode of Bravo Media's first original scripted series, "Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce."

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Andrew Gans
Broadway Grosses: July 14-20 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:22 GMT http://www.playbill.com/features/article/193737-Broadway-Grosses-July-14-20 Andrew Ku Broadway Grosses: July 14-20 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:22 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193736-Broadway-Grosses-July-14-20 Andrew Ku THE SCREENING ROOM: Bitching and Belting Concert, With Robin De Jesus, Jenna Leigh Green, Natalie Weiss, Ariana DeBose and More Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:40 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193735-THE-SCREENING-ROOM-Bitching-and-Belting-Concert-With-Robin-De-Jesus-Jenna-Leigh-Green-Natalie-Weiss-Ariana-DeBose-and-More Bitching and Belting: An Evening with Michael Gioia and Friends, a concert event where no complaint was too small and no note was too high, was held July 3 at 54 Below. Here are highlights from the evening. 

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Playbill Staff