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BWW Interview: Aaron Lazar Talks Working With Broadway Legends, Giving Back to Seniors, and More!BWW Interview: Aaron Lazar Talks Working With Broadway Legends, Giving Back to Seniors, and More!
by Sally Henry - May 22, 2015

Though no one in Aaron Lazar's family had professionally pursued show business before he came along, he sees his entire career as being heavily influenced by his musically talented grandparents and great-grandparents. So in order to give back to the special seniors in his personal and professional life, Lazar has become involved with JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging), a non-profit organization. Lazar opened up to me about the impact the seniors in his life have had on him, his favorite memories from working with legends like Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch, why he wanted to join JASA, and more. Check out the interview below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!
by Linda Lenzi - May 21, 2015

The Shubert Organization and Career Transition For Dancers along with the host committee: Andy Blankenbuehler, Graciela Daniele, Mercedes Ellington, Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell, & Chita Rivera welcomed The Broadway Dance Community for a Buffet Dinner & Between-Shows-Get-Together at Sardi's, Eugenia Room (234 West 44th Street) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (5:00pm-7:00pm).  This event is generously underwritten by The Shubert Organization.  Past client Andy Blankenbuehler (award-winning choreographer of the hit musical "Hamilton") addressed the group on his relation with the organziation and how beneficial they have been for him and thousands of others. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

Married Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County PlayhouseMarried Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) announces Bucks County's own John Augustine to return (The Hummingbird's Tour, 2014, Director) to the Bucks County Playhouse stage as 'Larry' in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY, running May 29-June 21. Augustine will play alongside Broadway's Candy Buckley (Scandalous, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret) as 'Joanne'. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/16-5/17/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/16-5/17/2015
by - May 17, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 17, 2015 - Sunday, May 17, 2015. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Attends & Applauds SOMETHING ROTTEN!Angela Lansbury Attends & Applauds SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Pat Cerasaro - May 17, 2015

Dame Angela deigns the cast of Something Rotten! with a visit! (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2015

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event featured musical performances from some of Mitchell's most memorable shows by Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (King Hedley II, Hallelujah Baby), Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite, TV's 'The Affair,' 'Hart of Dixie') and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, NBC's 'Smash'), and Tony nominated Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, Carnival at City Center Encores!). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

Tony Winner Angela Lansbury to Receive Honorary AFI Doctorate DegreeTony Winner Angela Lansbury to Receive Honorary AFI Doctorate Degree
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2015

Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury will be the recipient of an honorary degree from The American Film Institute. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/14/2015 - 'FURY' & 'MENAGERIE' Off-Broadway, 'DEADLAND' in Seattle and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/14/2015 - 'FURY' & 'MENAGERIE' Off-Broadway, 'DEADLAND' in Seattle and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 14, 2015

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: Two classics begin off-Broadway, Brian Stokes Mitchell is feted at lunch, Darko Tresnjak directs KISS ME, KATE, and JASPER IN DEADLAND comes to Seattle! (more...)

New Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell TodayNew Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

MSM Announces NYC's First-Ever Conservatory Program in Musical TheaterMSM Announces NYC's First-Ever Conservatory Program in Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

At Manhattan School of Music's 2015 gala tonight, which honored Bebe Neuwirth and welcomed special guests Angela Lansbury, Barbara Cook, Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue, and Tommy Tune in the Broadway Melody at the Rainbow Room, MSM President James Gandre announced that, beginning in fall 2016, MSM will become the first-ever independent music conservatory in New York (and only the second in the country) to offer a degree program in musical theater. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Angela Lansbury, Shirley MacLaine & Rita Moreno Visit AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - Three Legends at One Show!Twitter Watch: Angela Lansbury, Shirley MacLaine & Rita Moreno Visit AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - Three Legends at One Show!
by BWW Staff - May 13, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Leanne Cope wrote '@AmericanInParis cast with @maclaineshirley Rita Moreno and @_AngelaLansbury was in the audience tonight #legends (more...)

Photo Flash: TACT Spring Gala Honors Cynthia Harris with Angela Lansbury, F. Murray Abraham and MorePhoto Flash: TACT Spring Gala Honors Cynthia Harris with Angela Lansbury, F. Murray Abraham and More
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre celebrated its 22nd Anniversary at its annual Spring Gala last night, May 11th at The University Club (One East 54th Street @ 5th Avenue). The celebratory evening kicked off with a cocktail reception featuring a silent auction and the popular 'Pick-a-Prize' Raffle, followed by dinner and live auction featuring celebrity auctioneer David Silverman. Scroll down for phtoos of honoree Cynthia Harris and more! (more...)

BWW News: SENIOR STAR SEARCH Set in LA for July 12BWW News: SENIOR STAR SEARCH Set in LA for July 12
by Don Grigware - May 12, 2015

Actress/producer/motivational speaker/champion of senior causes Jackie Goldberg, known more popularly as the Pink Lady and 'Pink' o her friends, has come up with yet another fantastic idea to help promote permanent senior entertainment in greater Los Angeles. The event is appropriately entitled Senior Star Search, a senior competition that will be held on Sunday July 12 at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Park, Hollywood. Co-producing the event will be actress/singer/humanitarian Barbara Van Orden, known for her outrageous Las Vegas night club act as well as her close involvement in producing LA's Next Great Stage Star held annually at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood. Goldberg and Van Orden as co-producers of Senior Star Search wish to bring active, motivated seniors into local live entertainment. They are hopeful that more than 200 interested entertainers 55 or older will come forth to audition for the event on May 23rd and 24th. (more...)

Open Air Theatre's THE SEAGULL Announces Full CastOpen Air Theatre's THE SEAGULL Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced full casting for Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which begins rehearsals today, Monday 11 May. Celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have commissioned a new version by Torben Betts to mark the 120th Anniversary of Chekhov's original play. The Seagull will run at the iconic theatre from 19 June - 11 July. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Cast of THE SEAGULLRegent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Cast of THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced full casting for Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which begins rehearsals today, Monday 11 May. Celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have commissioned a new version by Torben Betts to mark the 120th Anniversary of Chekhov's original play. The Seagull will run at the iconic theatre from 19 June - 11 July. (more...)

Go behind the Scenes with Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars & Walt Disney Parks at D23 Expo 2015Go behind the Scenes with Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars & Walt Disney Parks at D23 Expo 2015
by Movies News Desk - May 7, 2015

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announces the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 EXPO 2015, August 14–16. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday, August 14. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT's Maria May Stars in IF THE TREES COULD TALK Film, Screening This WeekendBILLY ELLIOT's Maria May Stars in IF THE TREES COULD TALK Film, Screening This Weekend
by Movies News Desk - May 6, 2015

Maria May makes the leap from Broadway to the silver screen!  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: May the Fourth Be with You- STAR WARS Meets Broadway and Bea Arthur!STAGE TUBE: May the Fourth Be with You- STAR WARS Meets Broadway and Bea Arthur!
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2015

May the Fourth be with you. That's right, it's a special day in the Star Wars fandom. Below, we celebrate May 4th with a Broadway-style flashback to Bea Arthur's big number in the 1978 Star Wars Christmas special. Check it out below! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes MitchellLeslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

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