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Playwright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie AwardsPlaywright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced the judges for the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. Longtime OBIE Administration Committee chairman Michael Feingold will be joined by playwright Adam Bock, orchestrator Bruce Coughlin, director Lear deBessonet, scenic designer Mimi Lien, critic David Rooney, Village Voice critic Tom Sellar, and director Liesl Tommy, to form the OBIE Awards judging panel. (more...)

Proceeds from Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY to Benefit TDFProceeds from Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY to Benefit TDF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Dress Circle Publishing has announce a partnership with Theatre Development Fund (TDF). Part of the proceeds of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 by Jennifer Ashley Tepper will benefit education programs at TDF, one of the nation's largest not- for profit performing arts service organizations dedicated to the audience. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/10/14 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE AMBASSADOR and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/10/14 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE AMBASSADOR and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 10, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens in Paris, THE AMBASSADOR comes to BAM and more! (more...)

James Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 GalaJames Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The American Theatre Wing is pleased to announce that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary actor James Earl Jones. Mr. Jones is a two-time Tony Award winner, two-time Obie Award winner and alumnus of the American Theatre Wing Professional School. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Marva Smalls will serve as Gala Chairs. (more...)

The 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Honored with Writers Guild Award NominationThe 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Honored with Writers Guild Award Nomination
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The June 2014 broadcast of the 68th Annual Tony Awards and writer Dave Boone were honored with a Writer's Guild Award nomination on December 4 in the Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards Tributes - Specials category. (more...)

ArtsWest to Present JUDY'S SCARY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, 12/4-28ArtsWest to Present JUDY'S SCARY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, 12/4-28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

This holiday season join ArtsWest and Judy Garland as they welcome you into their home for the Seattle Premiere of Judy's Scary Little Christmas. (more...)

Tony Awards to Begin Accepting Excellence in Theatre Education Award Nominations in Early 2015Tony Awards to Begin Accepting Excellence in Theatre Education Award Nominations in Early 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented by Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony Awards, was established in 2014 to recognize educators who have made a significant impact on their students. (more...)

First 2015 Tony Awards Rulings Announced - Big Decisions on 7 Shows Including ON THE TOWN, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, IT'S ONLY A PLAY & MoreFirst 2015 Tony Awards Rulings Announced - Big Decisions on 7 Shows Including ON THE TOWN, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, IT'S ONLY A PLAY & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the first time this season to determine the eligibility of seven Broadway productions for the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2014-2015 season to decide the eligibility for the 69th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Releases Statement on Passing of Jerry TallmerAmerican Theatre Wing Releases Statement on Passing of Jerry Tallmer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

As previously reported, Village Voice theatre writer and creator of the Obie Awards, Jerry Tallmer passed away earlier this week on, November 9, 2014. He was 95 years old. (more...)

Williamston Theatre to Host HOLIDAY JAZZ Fundraiser, 12/9Williamston Theatre to Host HOLIDAY JAZZ Fundraiser, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Williamston Theatre will present Holiday Jazz: A Fundraiser for the Williamston Theatre on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (more...)

Williamston Theatre to Present DARK NIGHTS IN BILLTOWN, 11/13-15Williamston Theatre to Present DARK NIGHTS IN BILLTOWN, 11/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam in downtown Williamston, continues their theatrical experience in 'found spaces' (rooms that are not traditional theatre spaces), Dark Nights in Billtown. This season there will be two rounds of Dark Nights. The first round runs November 13 - 15 with a trio of new plays. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Joel B. New's STANDALONE is Engaging but Not NovelBWW CD Reviews: Joel B. New's STANDALONE is Engaging but Not Novel
by David Clarke - Nov 3, 2014

Joel B. New, a 2008 American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson grant recipient has written music and lyrics for several projects. His work has been seen and developed at places like Ars Nova, Lincoln Center, and New York Theatre Barn. Earlier this summer, he released the engaging premiere studio recording of his song cycle, STANDALONE. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Presents MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET, 11/28-12/28Williamston Theatre Presents MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET, 11/28-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, celebrates the holiday season with Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzik. Performances begin Friday, November 28 and run through Sunday, December 28. Tickets for this charming tale go on sale Tuesday, November 5. (more...)

1812 Productions' Annual Political Comedy THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS, 11/28-12/311812 Productions' Annual Political Comedy THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS, 11/28-12/31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

1812 Productions is thrilled to present the ninth annual production of its smash political comedy This Is The Week That Is. This Is The Week That Is is a trademark 1812 production, presenting all the news that's fit to skewer. A stylistic marriage between The Carol Burnett Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, This Is The Week That Is continues to keep Philadelphians up to speed on all things political by revealing the truth behind the headlines. (more...)

Robert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 TheatersRobert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Directors Company with ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR, written by Robert Callely and directed by Michael Parva. ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR begins performances on Friday, November 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 14. Press Opening is Thursday, November 20 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note, there is no performance on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald & More Featured in New TONY AWARDS PromoVIDEO: Audra McDonald & More Featured in New TONY AWARDS Promo
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston and many more talented actors are featured in an all-new Tony Awards compilation video, promoting next year's prestigious awards ceremony. Check it out below! (more...)

CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

In advance of Classic Stage Company's rare production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical Allegro, CSC's artistic director Brian Kulick and Tony Award-winning director John Doyle lead a conversation on the legendary team's most personal, groundbreaking and little-known work. The discussion also includes Ted Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, and cast members George Abud, Claybourne Elder, and Jane Pfitsch. (more...)

The Hypocrites to Stage H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE in Rep, Beg. 11/26The Hypocrites to Stage H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE in Rep, Beg. 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

On the heels of their critically acclaimed hit ALL OUR TRAGIC, The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 Season with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. PINAFORE, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Thrisa Hodits with new arrangements by Matt Kahler* and Andra Velis Simon. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning PROOF to Open 10/16 at TheatreSquaredPulitzer Prize-Winning PROOF to Open 10/16 at TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

TheatreSquared's (T2) production of David Auburn's acclaimed drama Proof, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, begins next week. (more...)

ArtsWest to Present DOGFIGHT, Opening 10/23ArtsWest to Present DOGFIGHT, Opening 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

ArtsWest has announced the Cast of the Northwest Premiere of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul's Dogfight, opening Thursday, October 23. (more...)

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