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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/13-9/14/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/13-9/14/2014
by - Sep 14, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014. (more...)

Tony Bennett On American Theatre Wing Training & Seeking FameTony Bennett On American Theatre Wing Training & Seeking Fame
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 14, 2014

Recording legend Tony Bennett collaborates with internationally successful pop star Lady Gaga on a new standards duets album titled CHEEK TO CHEEK and the performer opens up about his affection for the Great American Songbook as well as his theatrical training as part of a new interview. (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This FallSharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast of STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's "Boston Public," and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's "Happy Hour"), Brandon Scott (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's "Longmire"). The production is performed November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

American Theatre Wing, Village Voice Form New Partnership for Off-Broadway's OBIE AwardsAmerican Theatre Wing, Village Voice Form New Partnership for Off-Broadway's OBIE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The American Theatre Wing has entered into a partnership with the Village Voice to co-present The OBIE Awards, Off Broadway's Highest Honor, it was announced today. The Wing will take overall responsibility for running the OBIES, effective immediately, under the oversight of a newly formed OBIES Administration Committee (comprised of both American Theatre Wing and Village Voice representatives). The selection process will be overseen by this Administration Commitee, but will continue under the chairmanship of Michael Feingold. Judges will be appointed and approved by Feingold and the Administrative Committee. As part of the partnership, the Village Voice has licensed the OBIE trademark to the American Theatre Wing for an initial period of ten years. The upcoming Obie Award Ceremony - the first presentation under this new partnership - will take place in May 2015 and will mark the Award's 60th anniversary. (more...)

TCG Announces SPARK Leadership ProgramTCG Announces SPARK Leadership Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the ten participants in the SPARK Leadership Program, one of the programs in TCG's Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions in artistic, management or producing roles at U.S. not-for-profit theatres. (more...)

Breaking News: CBS Sets Date for 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, Airing Live from Radio City; 2015 CalendarBreaking News: CBS Sets Date for 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, Airing Live from Radio City; 2015 Calendar
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

MOMENTS IN TIME, Susanne Brandt's Infrared Photos on Display at Studio Vendome ProjectsMOMENTS IN TIME, Susanne Brandt's Infrared Photos on Display at Studio Vendome Projects
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Moments in Time,” an exhibition of infrared photographs and Raku fired ceramics by Susanne Brandt, will be on view at Studio Vendome Projects September 9-30, 2014. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and a closing reception on Saturday, September 27 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A percentage of the sales of the photographs and ceramics will benefit The American Theatre Wing. Studio Vendome Projects is located at 30-32 Grand St, New York, NY and is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from noon – 5:00 p.m. (more...)

Susanne Brandt's MOMENTS IN TIME on Display at Studio Vendome Projects, 9/9-30Susanne Brandt's MOMENTS IN TIME on Display at Studio Vendome Projects, 9/9-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

“Moments in Time,” an exhibition of infrared photographs and Raku fired ceramics by Susanne Brandt, will be on view at Studio Vendome Projects September 9-30, 2014. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and a closing reception on Saturday, September 27 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A percentage of the sales of the photographs and ceramics will benefit The American Theatre Wing. Studio Vendome Projects is located at 30-32 Grand St, New York, NY and is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from noon – 5:00 p.m. (more...)

Ralph Lee's 'THE DANCING FOX' Starts This Weekend at St. John the DivineRalph Lee's 'THE DANCING FOX' Starts This Weekend at St. John the Divine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company will return for its annual September season in the lovely Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with 'The Dancing Fox: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East,' five enchanting tales from the shared folk traditions of Jews and Arabs, including the writings of Sufi mystics, along with fables and folklore of the region. Six weekend performances, September 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 PM in the Garden, entrance on 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. (more...)

2014 Emmys: 67th Annual Tony Awards' Glenn Weiss Wins 'Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special'2014 Emmys: 67th Annual Tony Awards' Glenn Weiss Wins 'Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Glenn Weiss was this year's recipient of the 2014 'Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special' 'Emmy Award for directing the 67th annual Tony Awards on CBS. (more...)

Designers from 'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE,' THE GLASS MENAGERIE & More to be Honored at 2014 Henry Hewes AwardsDesigners from 'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE,' THE GLASS MENAGERIE & More to be Honored at 2014 Henry Hewes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Five theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2014 Awards in a luncheon ceremony scheduled for October 6. Bob Crowley (The Glass Menagerie), Linda Cho (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Justin Townsend (Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play) and G. Lucas Crane and Keith Skretch (This Was the End) will be honored with 2014 Henry Hewes Design Awards. Three of the five are receiving his or her first Henry Hewes Design Award. Bob Crowley was previously honored in 2007 for his work with Scott Pask on The Coast of Utopia. For the 2014 honors, 91 theater artists were nominated for outstanding artistry in 59 productions presented during the 2013-2014 New York theater season. (A complete list of 2014 nominees follows this awards announcement.) (more...)

Patrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this WeekPatrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh, Joel B. New & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekSaycon Sengbloh, Joel B. New & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Honored with Two Emmy Awards67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Honored with Two Emmy Awards
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The June 2013 broadcast of the American Theatre Wing's 67th Annual Tony Awards® (2013) was honored on August 16 with two Primetime Emmy Awards® at the Creative Arts Awards presentation in Los Angeles. (more...)

Broadway Dims Lights Tonight in Honor of Stage & Screen Star Lauren BacallBroadway Dims Lights Tonight in Honor of Stage & Screen Star Lauren Bacall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Lauren Bacall, legendary stage and screen star, who died Tuesday at the age of 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, August 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights Tomorrow in Honor of Stage & Screen Star Lauren BacallBroadway to Dim Lights Tomorrow in Honor of Stage & Screen Star Lauren Bacall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Lauren Bacall, legendary stage and screen star, who died Tuesday at the age of 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Friday, August 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company to Present THE DANCING FOX, 9/5-14Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company to Present THE DANCING FOX, 9/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company will return for its annual September season in the lovely Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with 'The Dancing Fox: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East,' five enchanting tales from the shared folk traditions of Jews and Arabs, including the writings of Sufi mystics, along with fables and folklore of the region. Six weekend performances, September 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 PM in the Garden, entrance on 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Chairs are provided, but audiences may also bring blankets for closer seating in front of the chairs - and snacks! 'The Dancing Fox' is recommended for audience members eight years and older. (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Harvey Fierstein to Host Broadway Salutes, 9/23Tony Award-Winner Harvey Fierstein to Host Broadway Salutes, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) have announced that four-time Tony Award winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein will host the sixth annual Broadway Salutes event on Tuesday, September 23rd. This public celebration honors the countless professionals who have made Broadway great. In this industry-wide celebration, theatre professionals will receive special recognition for having worked 25, 35, and 50+ years on Broadway. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

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