American Theatre Wing News

SKY-PONY, WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY and THE GOLDEN DRAGON Set for Play Company's 2012-13 New WorksSKY-PONY, WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY and THE GOLDEN DRAGON Set for Play Company's 2012-13 New Works
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2012

Off-Broadway's The Play Company launches its 2012-13 Season with the concert-theater hybrid piece SKY-PONY: RAPTURED, created by Obie Award-winning writer and musician Kyle Jarrow (ARMLESS, A VERY MERRY UNAUTHORIZED CHILDREN'S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT) and singer/actress Lauren Worsham (WHERE'S CHARLEY, JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA), to be presented as a studio production starring their Brooklyn-based indie band Sky-Pony, October 25-28, at the Ukrainian National Home (140 Second Avenue). (more...)

Oscar-Winning Musical Drama CABARET Coming to Blu-ray/DVD, 2/5Oscar-Winning Musical Drama CABARET Coming to Blu-ray/DVD, 2/5
by Movies News Desk - Oct 8, 2012

CABARET, Bob Fosse's ground-breaking Oscar®-winning musical drama starring Liza Minnelli (Arthur, The Sterile Cuckoo), Michael York (the Austin Powers films), Joel Grey (TV's "Oz"), Helmut Griem, and Marisa Berenson (I am Love), celebrates its 40th anniversary with a Blu-ray debut on February 5, 2013. (more...)

2012 Henry Hewes Design Awards Honorees Announced2012 Henry Hewes Design Awards Honorees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2012

Ten theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the dual presentation of its 2011 and 2012 Awards in a luncheon ceremony scheduled for October 29. David Korins (Chinglish),Gregg Barnes (Follies), Brian MacDevitt (Death of a Salesman) and Daniel Kluger (Tribes) will be honored with 2012 Henry Hewes Design Awards. The 2011 Henry Hewes Awards were announced earlier this year. For the 2012 honors, 86 theater artists were nominated for outstanding artistry in 57 productions presented during the 2011-2012 New York theater season. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 22 -28THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 22 -28
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 28, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: The 26th Annual Broadway Flea Market, opening night of Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Henrik Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, the American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala honors the Redgrave Family and so much more! (more...)

THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER Continues Through 9/28THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER Continues Through 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

The award-winning Emerging Artists Theatre continues its Off-Broadway run of The Sensational Josephine Baker, described as 'a rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker.' (more...)

American Theatre Wing's 2012 Gala Sets Record as Highest Grossing in Wing HistoryAmerican Theatre Wing's 2012 Gala Sets Record as Highest Grossing in Wing History
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2012

Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, has announced that the Wing's 2012 Gala, held Monday, September 24 at The Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising just shy of $600,000. (more...)

Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing 2012 Gala Honors the Redgrave FamilyPhoto Coverage: American Theatre Wing 2012 Gala Honors the Redgrave Family
by Walter McBride - Sep 25, 2012

Last night, a slew of celebrity guests were on hand for The American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala, which celebrated its 95th Anniversary of service to the American theatre by honoring the Redgrave Family for its outstanding work and invaluable contributions to the theatrical community. (more...)

65th Annual Tony Awards Broadcast Honored with Fourth Emmy Award65th Annual Tony Awards Broadcast Honored with Fourth Emmy Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

The June 2012 broadcast of the 65th Annual Tony Awards was honored last night with a fourth Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. The award was accepted by Glenn Weiss, who had previously won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2003 for the 56th Annual Tony Awards. The 2012 Tony Awards Telecast was also honored with three Emmy Awards, which were presented at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony last week. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Honors the Redgrave Family Tonight, 9/24American Theatre Wing Honors the Redgrave Family Tonight, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

The American Theatre Wing previously announced that its annual Gala, to be held tonight, September 24 at 6:30 PM at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor the Redgrave family's six generations of outstanding work and invaluable contributions to the theatrical community. Vanessa Redgrave, along with other family members, will be in attendance to share in the celebration. (more...)

Glenn Weiss Wins Emmy for Directing 2011 Tony Awards!Glenn Weiss Wins Emmy for Directing 2011 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2012

Glenn Weiss was just awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Direction for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special at the 2012 Emmy Awards! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, James Belcher and More Set for NOVEMBER at Alley Theatre, 8/24-9/23Jeffrey Bean, James Belcher and More Set for NOVEMBER at Alley Theatre, 8/24-9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of November. November features Alley Theatre Resident Actors Jeffrey Bean as President Charles Smith, James Belcher as The Representative of the National Association of Turkey and Turkey Products, Elizabeth Bunch as Clarice Bernstein, David Rainey as Dwight Grackle, and Todd Waite as Archer Brown. November, by David Mamet and directed by Sanford Robbins, begins performances Friday, August 24, opens officially Wednesday, August 29, and runs through Sunday, September 23 on the Neuhaus Stage. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Presents DISCO PIGS, Now thru 10/6Sound Theatre Company Presents DISCO PIGS, Now thru 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2012

From the Tony Award-winning writer of Once comes Disco Pigs, a coming-of-age story that's anything but sweet. Teenagers Pig and Runt share everything: a birthday, secrets, and a darkness in their souls. But as they face adulthood, their dreams for the future will rip them apart. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Jonathan Larson Grants; Deadline 9/14American Theatre Wing Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Jonathan Larson Grants; Deadline 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2012

The American Theatre Wing today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Jonathan Larson Grants. The grants, given annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists and book writers, help to continue Tony Award-winning composer Jonathan Larson's dream of infusing musical theatre with a contemporary, joyful, urban vitality. (more...)

Boston Court Announces World Premiere of CREATION, 10/13Boston Court Announces World Premiere of CREATION, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents 'Creation," a world premiere play written by Kathryn Walat and directed by Boston Court's Co-Artistic Director Michael Michetti. Opening night is Saturday, October 13, 2012 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Beth Leavel, Daisy Eagan and More Join BROADWAY SINGS FOR EAT'S SUPPER Tonight, 9/10Victoria Clark, Beth Leavel, Daisy Eagan and More Join BROADWAY SINGS FOR EAT'S SUPPER Tonight, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

Emerging Artists Theatre will present some of Broadway's best and brightest during its third annual benefit, BROADWAY SINGS FOR EAT'S SUPPER! tonight, September 10th, at 24 Fifth Avenue Ballroom. This special evening will honor actress Shannon Bolin Kaye, the original Meg in Damn Yankees. (more...)

THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER Closes Off-Broadway Run Today, Sept 8THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER Closes Off-Broadway Run Today, Sept 8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2012

The award-winning Emerging Artists Theatre concludes its Off-Broadway run of The Sensational Josephine Baker, a rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker today, September 8. The play opened on Tuesday, June 26th where it has enjoyed a run at The Beckett Theatre - Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (www.theatrerow.org). (more...)

THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER Continues at Theatre Row thru Sept 8THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER Continues at Theatre Row thru Sept 8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

The award-winning Emerging Artists Theatre continues its Off-Broadway run of The Sensational Josephine Baker, a rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker. The play opened on Tuesday, June 26th and continues through Saturday, September 8,2012 at The Beckett Theatre - Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (www.theatrerow.org). (more...)

THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER Closes Off-Broadway Run, Sept 8THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER Closes Off-Broadway Run, Sept 8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

The award-winning Emerging Artists Theatre concludes its Off-Broadway run of The Sensational Josephine Baker, a rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker on Saturday, September 8. The play opened on Tuesday, June 26th where it has enjoyed a run at The Beckett Theatre - Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (www.theatrerow.org). (more...)

CityRep Receives American Theatre Wing GrantCityRep Receives American Theatre Wing Grant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) has announced that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, is awarding the Company with one of the 2012 National Theatre Company grants. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Beth Leavel, Daisy Eagan and More Join BROADWAY SINGS FOR EAT'S SUPPER, 9/10Victoria Clark, Beth Leavel, Daisy Eagan and More Join BROADWAY SINGS FOR EAT'S SUPPER, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2012

Emerging Artists Theatre will present some of Broadway's best and brightest during its third annual benefit, BROADWAY SINGS FOR EAT'S SUPPER! on Monday September 10th, at 24 Fifth Avenue Ballroom. This special evening will honor actress Shannon Bolin Kaye, the original Meg in Damn Yankees. (more...)

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