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CHINESE COFFEE Playwright Ira Lewis Dies at 82CHINESE COFFEE Playwright Ira Lewis Dies at 82
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

According to The New York Times, playwright and actor Ira Lewis died on April 4, 2015 due to complications following open-heart surgery. He was 82. (more...)

Crystal Joy, Saycon Sengbloh & More Join Cast of Center Stage's Bob Marley Musical; Full Company Announced!Crystal Joy, Saycon Sengbloh & More Join Cast of Center Stage's Bob Marley Musical; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Center Stage announces the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Marley, a new musical with music and lyrics by Bob Marley, and written and directed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production will run May 7* to June 14, 2015 at Center Stage in Baltimore. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Score ENA Nominations; Full List!FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Score ENA Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 33nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Linda Miller's LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC Set for The Triad, 4/19Linda Miller's LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC Set for The Triad, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

She is known as an established actress with several appearances on Law & Order, As the World Turns, Hope & Faith and recently playing Ronni Spector with Al Pacino in David Mamets HBO Film Spector. (more...)

DINNER WITH THE BOYS' Dan Lauria to Be Honored This WeekendDINNER WITH THE BOYS' Dan Lauria to Be Honored This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Dan Lauria, the revered actor and now author of the new play DINNER WITH THE BOYS -- to be given its Off-Broadway debut this spring at the Acorn Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) -- will be recognized for his contributions to television and athletics: on Friday, April 10 he will receive the Distinguished American Award from the New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation in Connecticut, and the beloved television series, THE WONDER YEARS in which Mr. Lauria starred for several years, will be honored with a special award on this week's TV Land Awards. Also on Tuesday, April 14 at noon, Mr. Lauria will be guest speaker before the Broadway Association in Manhattan. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly Among 2015 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD Nominees; Full List!FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly Among 2015 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Among this year's nominees for Outstanding Musical Production is the American Repertory Theater's FINDING NEVERLAND, now in previews at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The production's Laura Michelle Kelly also received a nod in the category of Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actress. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: David Mamet's Many Movie Masterpieces - GLENGARRY To SPECTOR & A Look Ahead To SPEED-THE-PLOWFLASH FRIDAY: David Mamet's Many Movie Masterpieces - GLENGARRY To SPECTOR & A Look Ahead To SPEED-THE-PLOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 10, 2015

Today we are celebrating the many cinematic showcases for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director David Mamet. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 4/6/2015 - 4/10/2015This Weeks New Movies - 4/6/2015 - 4/10/2015
by BWW - Apr 5, 2015

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 4/6/2015 - 4/10/2015! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Missed it? Watch BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in Its Entirety!STAGE TUBE: Missed it? Watch BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in Its Entirety!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continued its 40th anniversary season with another concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuring Billy Porter tonight, April 3, in BROADWAY & SOUL. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald hosts the broadcast. In case you missed the performance, BroadwayWorld brings you the whole video below! (more...)

Watch Trailer for 80's Style Sci-fi Feature THE PROTOKONWatch Trailer for 80's Style Sci-fi Feature THE PROTOKON
by Movies News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Under the most tragic of circumstances a wounded man can choose to let darkness consume him and revenge be his ally, or fight to take back a remainder of the man he once was. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/3/2015 - Porter on PBS, Hall Leaves HEDWIG, Easter and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/3/2015 - Porter on PBS, Hall Leaves HEDWIG, Easter and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 3, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: UNDERLAND begins off-Broadway, Billy Porter brings soul to PBS tonight, Lena Hall plays her final show in HEDWIG, and Easter is upon us! (more...)

Billy Porter Brings BROADWAY AND SOUL to LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER TonightBilly Porter Brings BROADWAY AND SOUL to LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with another concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuring Billy Porter tonight, April 3, in BROADWAY AND SOUL. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald hosts the broadcast. (more...)

David Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Will Open at Schoenfeld Theatre in November; Fran Kranz Joins CastDavid Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Will Open at Schoenfeld Theatre in November; Fran Kranz Joins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler just announced that AL PACINOwill return to Broadway in the world premiere of CHINA DOLL, a new play by DAVID MAMET. It will begin previews on October 20, 2015, with an official opening on November 19, 2015, at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The play will also feature FRAN KRANZ (You Can't Take It With You, Death of a Salesman, “Dollhouse”). Tony Award-winner PAM MACKINNON (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) will direct. The creative team will include scenic design by Tony Award-winner Derek McLane (Gigi, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, 33 Variations), lighting design by Russell H. Champa (In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)), and costume design by Tony Award-winner Jess Goldstein (Jersey Boys, Proof, The Rivals). Joining Pacino in the play will be Fran Kranz, who most recently starred on Broadway in You Can't Take It With You, as the assistant to Pacino. (more...)

Billy Porter Talks DREAMGIRLS & Looks Ahead To LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER ConcertBilly Porter Talks DREAMGIRLS & Looks Ahead To LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 1, 2015

Billy Porter looks back and looks forward! (more...)

The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Following successful showings in the past two seasons, The Old Globe will offer an encore presentation of Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare, on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Preview Billy Porter's BROADWAY AND SOUL Concert; Airs Friday on PBS!STAGE TUBE: Preview Billy Porter's BROADWAY AND SOUL Concert; Airs Friday on PBS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with 'Billy Porter: Broadway and Soul' Friday, April 3, 2015. (more...)

AMERICAN BUFFALO to Open 4/16 at Newnan Theatre CompanyAMERICAN BUFFALO to Open 4/16 at Newnan Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Don, owner of a junk shop, has sold a buffalo nickel to a coin collector for only $90.00. He regrets the sale, believing that the coin is worth much more. So he and his two buddies, Teach and Buddy, plan to steal the coin back. The story is ostensibly about a burglary, but the real center of interest is the way the characters deal with each other when their plans start to fall through. (more...)

New Swedish Rock Opera RICHARDROCKS to Premiere in LondonNew Swedish Rock Opera RICHARDROCKS to Premiere in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

King Richard III was finally laid to rest this month with suitable pomp and majesty in Leicester Cathedral. (more...)

Amazon and Bleecker Street Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing AgreementAmazon and Bleecker Street Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Bleecker Street today announced a multi-year content licensing agreement that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription home for theatrical releases including Danny Collins (more...)

New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Award winning Broadway director Steve Zuckerman and noted playwright, screen and television writer John Bunzel are tapped by The New American Theatre Artistic Director Jack Stehlin to offer Los Angeles a 'first look' at the new comedy 63 TRILLION, opening at the Odyssey Theatre on April 25, 2015. (more...)

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