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Staged Reading of Lou Diamond Phillips' BURNING DESIRE Set for Actors Chapel, 1/28Staged Reading of Lou Diamond Phillips' BURNING DESIRE Set for Actors Chapel, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

BURNING DESIRE, a modern parable written by Lou Diamond Phillips will be presented as a staged reading in New York City at St. Malachy's Church at The Actors Chapel, on Wednesday, January 28th at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, AprilJohn Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge will join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 playAmerican Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will play at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April - 27 June 2015. (more...)

GOTHAM's Ben McKenzie to Attend Wizard World Comic Con for Exclusive SigningsGOTHAM's Ben McKenzie to Attend Wizard World Comic Con for Exclusive Signings
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Ben McKenzie, who plays the lead character "James Gordon" in the hit Fox TV show "Gotham," will make his first two Wizard World Comic Con appearances in Philadelphia (May 9-10) and Chicago (August 22-23). (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 LineupBilly Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (more...)

Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Stewart to Lead 'LOUIS AND KEELY' at Chicago's Royal George Theatre This SpringAnthony Crivello and Vanessa Stewart to Lead 'LOUIS AND KEELY' at Chicago's Royal George Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder announces the star cast for the Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS AND KEELY, 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA. (more...)

New Light Theater Project's NO ONE LOVES US HERE Begins Previews TomorrowNew Light Theater Project's NO ONE LOVES US HERE Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

New Light Theater Project, who have just been inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame for 2014 by Indie Theater Now, will present the World Premiere of NO ONE LOVES US HERE by hot, up-and-coming British playwright Ross Howard. This black comedy was a finalist for the New York Stage and Film Founders Award 2012. Directed by Jerry Heymann, previews begin January 15 at Urban Stages. Opening night is slated for January 22. (more...)

Cal State L.A. & Deaf West Theatre to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO, 2/14-3/8Cal State L.A. & Deaf West Theatre to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO, 2/14-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Offering a fresh look at the groundbreaking play that established David Mamet as a seismic force in theater, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles joins forces with multiple award-winning Deaf West Theatre to present American Buffalo. Professor of Theater and longtime Deaf West collaborator Stephen Rothman directs Deaf West regulars Troy Kotsur (Spring Awakening, Cyrano) and Paul Raci (Cyrano, What Are You...Deaf?) along with Cal State L.A. MFA candidate Matthew Ryan Pest for a Feb. 14 opening at the 250-seat State Playhouse on the university campus (just east of downtown). (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are honored to welcome Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director Billy Porter to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - Friday, January 30 (8 p.m.); Saturday, January 31 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, February 1 (7 p.m.). Porter will perform songs from his new critically acclaimed album, "Billy's Back on Broadway," as well some of his other favorites! (more...)

BWW Reviews: CHINESE COFFEE at The Nyack Village TheaterBWW Reviews: CHINESE COFFEE at The Nyack Village Theater
by Peter Danish - Jan 7, 2015

'Chinese Coffee' by Ira Lewis is a very idiosyncratic play that has been an actor's favorite since its debut 25 years ago. Al Pacino has championed the piece both on Broadway and in a film which he produced, directed and starred in. The current presentation at The Nyack Village is a real gem and shows vividly why actors are so drawn to the piece. (more...)

PHANTOM Star Franc d'Ambrosio Becomes Saint Pio Foundation Goodwill AmbassadorPHANTOM Star Franc d'Ambrosio Becomes Saint Pio Foundation Goodwill Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

The Saint Pio Foundation announces that on December 10, 2014, the American Singer & Actor Franc d'Ambrosio become Goodwill Ambassador of the Saint Pio Foundation, a national charity organization with the goal to support educational, social and cultural projects that enhance both nationally and internationally the awareness of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, universally acclaimed as one of the most venerated contemporary saints of the Catholic Church. (more...)

Taylor Swift Wins Hugh Jackman's Shirt at BC/EFA AuctionTaylor Swift Wins Hugh Jackman's Shirt at BC/EFA Auction
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Swift reportedly donated $6,000 to the charity for the piece - which Jackman and another audience member also matched. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of Billy Porter in THE HUMBLING with Al PacinoSTAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of Billy Porter in THE HUMBLING with Al Pacino
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2014

The Humbling, starring Tony winner Billy Porter, is a 2014 erotic comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Buck Henry and Michal Zebede, based on the 2009 novel, The Humbling, written by Philip Roth. The film also stars Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin and Mandy Patinkin.Below, check out a sneak peek of Porter in action! (more...)

Hal Linden to Lead The Old Globe's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Hal Linden to Lead The Old Globe's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Old Globe today announced Tony and Emmy Award winner Hal Linden ('Barney Miller,' The Rothschilds) will star in the West Coast Premiere of The Twenty-seventh Man by award-winning novelist Nathan Englander, directed by Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. The cast also features Ron Orbach, Robert Dorfman, Eli Gelb, James Shanklin, and Lowell Byers. The Twenty-seventh Man will run February 14 through March 15 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run February 14-18. Opening night is Thursday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale Friday, January 16. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

NO ONE LOVES US HERE Begins 1/15 at Urban StagesNO ONE LOVES US HERE Begins 1/15 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

New Light Theater Project, who have just been inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame for 2014 by Indie Theater Now, will present the World premiere of NO ONE LOVES US HERE by hot, up-and-coming British playwright Ross Howard. This black comedy was a finalist for the New York Stage and Film Founders Award 2012. Directed by Jerry Heymann, previews begin January 15 at Urban Stages. Opening night is slated for January 22. (more...)

2014 SAG Awards Holiday Auction Ends This Sunday2014 SAG Awards Holiday Auction Ends This Sunday
by Movies News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The annual? SAG Awards Holiday Auction (sagawards.org/auction) is not only the place to find a gift for someone who has everything (along with the cinephiles and entertainment enthusiasts in your life), but all proceeds go to the SAG Foundation. This year's hottest ticket item is the ultimate SAG Awards VIP Package with two tickets to the 21st Annual SAG Awards Ceremony and Gala, a Backstage Tour, two United Airline Tickets, and a 3-Night Stay at the Montage Beverly Hills. (more...)

MUTANT OLIVE Begins 1/22 at Lounge TheatreMUTANT OLIVE Begins 1/22 at Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Father and son forgiveness is at the heart of a hilarious, heart-wrenching and triumphant solo play by writer/performer Mitch Hara. Directed by Terri Hanauer, Mutant Olive opens Jan. 22 at the Lounge Theatre, where it will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 28. (more...)

Alan Menken, Brian Yorkey & Jessie Nelson Working on CORRINA, CORRINA Musical for Audra McDonaldAlan Menken, Brian Yorkey & Jessie Nelson Working on CORRINA, CORRINA Musical for Audra McDonald
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Earlier today it was announced that The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, will present the world premiere of Waitress- a new musical directed by Diane Paulus and featuring book by Jessie Nelson and music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles. This wasn't the only big news from Nelson though. Nelson, who wrote, directed, and produced Corrina Corrina with Whoopi Golberg, is in the process of writing a musical version for Audra McDonald, with Alan Menken and Brian Yorkey. She is also co-writing Alice By Heart with Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik. (more...)

Breaking News: A.R.T. Will Premiere Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical in August 2015Breaking News: A.R.T. Will Premiere Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical in August 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, led by Artistic Director Diane Paulus, just announced the world premiere of Waitress. Opening theA.R.T.'s 2015-16 Season, this new musical will be directed by Diane Paulus and feature book by Jessie Nelson and music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles. The production will begin performances at the Loeb Drama Center on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Additional creative team and casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Parallel Exit to Present EVERYBODY GETS CAKE at 59E59 TheatersParallel Exit to Present EVERYBODY GETS CAKE at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of EVERYBODY GETS CAKE!, created and performed by Joel Jeske, Danny Gardner and Brent McBeth, and directed by Mark Lonergan. Produced by Parallel Exit, EVERYBODY GETS CAKE! begins performances on Friday, January 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 8. (more...)

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