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THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Donate Portion of Ticket Sales to The Trevor ProjectTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Donate Portion of Ticket Sales to The Trevor Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning producers Darren Bagert (An American In Paris, Buyer & Cellar) and Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, It Shoulda Been You) announced that for every full priced and premium ticket purchased to the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the production will donate $5.00 directly to The Trevor Project.   (more...)

BWW Exclusive: All Eyes on Sir Ian McKellen: Richard Jay-Alexander Chats with a Real-Life HEROBWW Exclusive: All Eyes on Sir Ian McKellen: Richard Jay-Alexander Chats with a Real-Life HERO
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 12, 2015

On Monday night, June 15, Sir Ian McKellen will receive the Trevor Hero Award at The Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE New York event, presented by Wells Fargo and held at the Marriott Marquis, right in the heart of the theatre district. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla PlayhouseBetsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Written and Performed by James Lecesne, to Play 12-week Engagement at the Westside TheatreTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Written and Performed by James Lecesne, to Play 12-week Engagement at the Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out run at Dixon Place, the much talked-about play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed byJames Lecesne, will shine brighter and longer in a limited 12-week engagement at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).   (more...)

Will Chase and Betsy Wolfe-Lead THE MUSIC MAN in Concert Closes TodayWill Chase and Betsy Wolfe-Lead THE MUSIC MAN in Concert Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

Tony Award nominee Will Chase (MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD) and Betsy Wolfe (BULLETS OVER BROADWAY) are leading a production of THE MUSIC MAN in concert at the Cincinnati Arts Association's Music Hall, which closes today, May 3. (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This SummerFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

Breaking News: HBO Cancels LOOKING Led by Jonathan Groff; Movie Next!Breaking News: HBO Cancels LOOKING Led by Jonathan Groff; Movie Next!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com has learned this morning that HBO's LOOKING has sadly been cancelled. For the past few days, there have been endless articles after Sunday night's season finale of the show as to whether or not HBO would pick up the show for a third season. The show's amazingly talented cast, led by Broadway's Jonathan Groff (currently in HAMILTON at the Public Theater) has been praised for their frank storytelling. The show has been compared to a 21st century version of Armistead Maupin's TALES OF THE CITY. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe Performs in Hometown Gig TonightBetsy Wolfe Performs in Hometown Gig Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Hands in the Community presents 'Betsy Wolfe and Friends' at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 Main Street, tonight, February 13, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in 'THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' at Dixon PlacePhoto Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in 'THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, begins performances tomorrow, Saturday, February 7th at 7:30 PM. The play is set to open on Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM. Based on his best-selling novel, the production features critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated and award-winning storyteller James Lecesne, who portrays the life and characters of a Jersey Shore town where a young boy goes missing. The play is directed by Tony Speciale, with visuals by Matthew Sandager and incidental music by Duncan Sheik, some of which will be released in his new record 'Legerdemain' in April 2015. THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will run through March 28th at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at Lecesne onstage below! (more...)

James Lecesne's 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Begins Performances Tomorrow at Dixon PlaceJames Lecesne's 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Begins Performances Tomorrow at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, begins performances on Saturday, February 7th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Laura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This SpringLaura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Laura Linney (The Big C, The Savages) and Seth Numrich (AMC's TURN, Broadway: War Horse) will perform in the Geffen Playhouse production of Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species, The Gift). This co-world premiere with Sydney Theatre Company will be directed by Mark Brokaw (Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Lyons) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse from March 6 to April 19, 2015. Opening night is Friday, March 13. (more...)

Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, will begin previews Saturday, February 7th, and open on Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM. Based on his best-selling novel, the show features critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated and award-winning storyteller James Lecesne, who portrays the life and characters of a Jersey Shore town where a young boy goes missing. The play is directed by Tony Speciale, with visuals by Matthew Sandager and incidental music by Duncan Sheik, some of which will be released in his new record "Legerdemain" in April 2015. THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will run through March 28th at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling (212) 219-0736. (more...)

A HARD RAIN Begins Next Month at Theater for the New CityA HARD RAIN Begins Next Month at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

'A Hard Rain' by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper is set in 1969 Greenwich Village in the sweltering few days before the Stonewall riots. A drag queen and former soldier named Ruby, veteran of ten months' fighting in Vietnam, rocks up in Greenwich Village in high heels and a rage. In a Mafia-run bar greased with smart-talking queers, bribe-happy cops and nervous Wall Street high-flyers, she meets a street kid and will change his world, and ours. The piece debuted in February-March, 2014 at Above the Stag Theatre in London. Theater for the New City will present the play's American premiere, directed by Michael Luggio, January 6 to 25, 2015. (more...)

Barbara Rosenblat to Perform THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE at Chain TheatreBarbara Rosenblat to Perform THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE at Chain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The brilliant actress BARBARA ROSENBLAT (Miss Rosa in Orange Is the New Black) stars in the poignant, sharp, and laugh-out-loud funny play by Jane Wagner, THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE. This one-night-only staged reading will be held on Saturday, December 13th at 8pm, to benefit the Chain Theatre (21-28 45 Road, Long Island City, 646-580-6003) . (more...)

Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting 2015 Sets Judging PanelBruntwood Prize For Playwriting 2015 Sets Judging Panel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting today announced its judging panel ahead of this year's official launch on 29 January 2015, which will also mark the Prize's 10th anniversary. The competition, a unique partnership between the Royal Exchange Theatre and property company Bruntwood, will accept entries from 30 January 2015. (more...)

Scribd Adds 30,000 Audiobooks To Its Library, Creating The Largest Unlimited Book Offering From World's Top PublishersScribd Adds 30,000 Audiobooks To Its Library, Creating The Largest Unlimited Book Offering From World's Top Publishers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Scribd, the leading subscription book service, today announced that it is broadening its offering to give subscribers access to more than 30,000 audiobooks. Titles will include new releases, as well as smash hits and award winners like The Hunger Gamestrilogy, The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano, and Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, all for Scribd's current price of $8.99 per month. The addition of this extensive audiobooks selection, which includes titles from Blackstone, HarperCollins, Naxos and Scholastic, to Scribd's existing library of more than half a million e-books represents the largest unlimited-access offering of e-books and audiobooks available today. (more...)

VIDEO: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Betsy Wolfe Sings National Anthem at Yankee GameVIDEO: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Betsy Wolfe Sings National Anthem at Yankee Game
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2014

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY star Betsy Wolfe sang The National Anthem at last night's Yankee game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (more...)

Acclaimed Documentary BIG JOY Now Available on DVD, VODAcclaimed Documentary BIG JOY Now Available on DVD, VOD
by Movies News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Kino Lorber's Alive Mind Presents BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON Groundbreaking first documentary about a defining artistic voice of the 60's & 70's sexual and artistic revolution (more...)

Frantic Assembly Extends THE BELIEVERS Through 24 May at Tricycle TheatreFrantic Assembly Extends THE BELIEVERS Through 24 May at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Due to popular demand, acclaimed theatre company Frantic Assembly today announced a week's extension at the Tricycle Theatre for the world premiere of The Believers, a new play by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, in a co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth. (more...)

A.C.T.'s 2014 Season Gala Raises Over $670K for Actor Training and Arts Education ProgramsA.C.T.'s 2014 Season Gala Raises Over $670K for Actor Training and Arts Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

With the help of students from the Master of Fine Arts and Young Conservatory programs, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) raised over $670,000 at its 2014 Season Gala, FLEISHHACKER, MAGNIN, SWIG -- A.C.T.'s MAD, MAD MEN, which honored the three founding fathers of A.C.T. -- Mortimer Fleishhacker, Jr., Cyril Magnin, and Melvin Swig -- and celebrated the past, present, and future of the organization. The Gala took place on Sunday, May 18, at the historic Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. The proceeds from the Gala support A.C.T.'s actor training and arts education programs. (more...)

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