April 25, 2014

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Booking It! Producer Ken Davenport on Getting Your Show Off the Ground
25 Apr 2014
Playbill.com's new feature series Booking It asks leading industry members to share professional insights, need-to-know tips and essential tricks of the trade for up-and-coming and established theatre artists. This week we speak with Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport.

From Forever Tango to 700 Sundays, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: Special Engagements
25 Apr 2014
With the 2013-14 Broadway season coming to a close this month (April 24 was the cut-off date for eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards), Playbill.com offers a four-part look at the current season. Here are this season's special engagements.

Lyric Opera's The Sound of Music, Starring Billy Zane, Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert, Begins Chicago Run April 25
25 Apr 2014 -- The Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, which stars Billy Zane, Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert, begins performances April 25 at the Civic Opera House.

Gretchen Egolf Stars as Candida at the Pittsburgh Public, Opening April 25; Ted Pappas Directs
25 Apr 2014 -- Pittsburgh Public Theater's "Masterpiece" season continues with George Bernard Shaw's Candida, directed by Ted Pappas, officially opening April 25, following previews that began April 17.

Industry Readings of Idaho!, With Jessica Hershberg, Blake Hammond, Billy Tighe and More, Held April 25 (25 Apr 2014)

Oscar Winners Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Fran Drescher Announce Drama Desk Nominees April 25 (25 Apr 2014)

Tony Administration Committee Convenes for Final Meeting of the Season April 25 (25 Apr 2014)

George Street's Our Town, Starring Tony Winner Boyd Gaines, Opens April 25 (25 Apr 2014)

Smokey Joe's Café, Featuring Tony Winner Levi Kreis, Begins Performances April 25 at Arena Stage (25 Apr 2014)

World Premiere of 17 Orchard Point, Starring Tony Award Winner Michele Pawk, Begins Performances April 25 (25 Apr 2014)

PHOTO SPECIAL: Celebrating Two-Time Tony Winner Al Pacino (25 Apr 2014)

Terry Layman Stars in Title Role in King Lear, Beginning April 25 at Queens Theatre (25 Apr 2014)

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: APRIL 25 (25 Apr 2014)

The Verdict: Live Updating Reviews of Cabaret With Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams (24 Apr 2014)

Cynthia Nixon Will Host Freedom to Marry Celebration, Featuring Performance by Laura Benanti (24 Apr 2014)

Shakespeare-Inspired Political Thriller And To The Republic Heading to NYC (24 Apr 2014)

PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Casa Valentina — Harvey's Girls (24 Apr 2014)

James Earl Jones Will Return to Broadway in You Can't Take It With You Revival (24 Apr 2014)

THE SCREENING ROOM: Liza Minnelli, Audra McDonald and More Sing "Maybe This Time" (24 Apr 2014)

Listen to Live EP for Broadway Musical Revue After Midnight, Featuring Fantasia Barrino (Audio) (24 Apr 2014)

From Hedwig to Lady Day to Violet... A Revival or Not a Revival: The Eternal Tony Question (24 Apr 2014)

Meghann Fahy, Molly Ranson, Remy Zaken, Emily Skeggs and More Set for Industry Readings of We Are The Tigers (24 Apr 2014)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Come to the Fun Home!" Michael Cerveris Documents Bringing Musical to South Carolina College (24 Apr 2014)

PHOTO CALL: Roslyn Kind It's Been A While at 54 Below (24 Apr 2014)

From Carousel to Kinky Boots: A Cabaret of Broadway's Best Will Feature Erin Dilly, Stephen Buntrock and Gavin Lee (24 Apr 2014)

Comedian Wanda Sykes Will Host 2014 TrevorLIVE, Directed by Adam Shankman (24 Apr 2014)

Alexandra Silber Will Moderate An Afternoon with John Doyle, With Performances by Judy Kuhn and Malcolm Gets (24 Apr 2014)

Brian Stokes Mitchell and John Glover Join Cast of Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare in the Park (24 Apr 2014)

PHOTO CALL: Alan Cumming, Lesli Margherita, Christian Campbell, Jenna Leigh Green and Constantine Maroulis Offer Reefer Madness Concert (24 Apr 2014)

Pulitzer Winners Annie Baker and Doug Wright Tapped for Sundance Theatre Lab (24 Apr 2014)

AIDS Memorial Quilt On Display at Broadway's Mothers and Sons (24 Apr 2014)

Over 20 Broadway Shows Set for Free Stars in the Alley Concert (24 Apr 2014)

Broadway Return of Cabaret Extends Into 2015 (24 Apr 2014)

PHOTO CALL: Stephen Flaherty, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Robert Brown and More Sound Off on Sheet Music Piracy (24 Apr 2014)

Soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" Spends 11th Week Atop Billboard 200, Scoring Biggest Sales Week to Date (24 Apr 2014)

Scandalous' Edward Watts Will Join Cast of The Fantasticks (24 Apr 2014)

Clive Davis Cites Frustration With New Musicals as Inspiration for My Fair Lady Revival (24 Apr 2014)

"Life is a Cabaret, New Chum!" Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams Become Fast Friends in Broadway's Cabaret (24 Apr 2014)

"Burning Blue" Film, Starring Trent Ford, Morgan Spector, Tammy Blanchard, Cotter Smith, Michael Cumpsty, Will Be Released in June (24 Apr 2014)

John Kander and Twyla Tharp Will Participate in Live Design Broadway Master Classes Conversations (24 Apr 2014)

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Diane Paulus, Carrie Underwood and Benedict Cumberbatch Among "Time 100" (24 Apr 2014)

Chicago Children's Theatre Will Present World Premieres of Frederick and Wonderland, Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure in 2014-15 Season (24 Apr 2014)

Christian Borle Will Be Part of Patrick Wilson & Friends Discussion in May (24 Apr 2014)

The Verdict: Critics Review Harvey Fierstein's New Broadway Play Casa Valentina (24 Apr 2014)

THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Barbra Streisand (Video) (24 Apr 2014)

Henry Wishcamper Will Direct The Little Foxes at Chicago's Goodman (24 Apr 2014)

The Play That Goes Wrong to Transfer to West End's Duchess Theatre (24 Apr 2014)

Casting Announced for Adler & Gibb at London's Royal Court Theatre (24 Apr 2014)

Picture Perfect, Song Cycle of Work of Scott Evan Davis, to Feature Helen Hobson and Jerome Pradon (24 Apr 2014)

PHOTO CALL: Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina, Starring Patrick Page, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party (24 Apr 2014)

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