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THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Offering Buy-One-Get-One Deal This FallTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Offering Buy-One-Get-One Deal This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Celebrate "Absolute" August & September and "Bring Your Brightness" to the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Receive Award from Off-Broadway's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYAlan Cumming to Receive Award from Off-Broadway's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The producers of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY announced today that Tony winner and human rights activist Alan Cumming will be the recipient of the Absolute Brightness Award. The award, previously awarded to LGBT civil right hero Edie Windsor, is given to a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self. Mr. Cumming will be given the Absolute Brightness Award after the evening performance on Monday, August 24, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Celebrates Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new playThe Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkeyofficially opened last night, July 27, 2015, at theWestside Theatre(407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed byJames Lecesne, will have scenic design byJo Winiarski, lighting design byMatt Richards, sound design byChristian Frederickson, projection design byAaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new playThe Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkeyofficially opened lastnight, July 27, 2015, at theWestside Theatre(407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed byJames Lecesne, will have scenic design byJo Winiarski, lighting design byMatt Richards, sound design byChristian Frederickson, projection design byAaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouseopens 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 Opens Off-Broadway TonightTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new playTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY officially openstonight, July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre(407 West 43 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Production photos for the critically-acclaimed new playTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed byJames Lecesne,have just been released - check them out below!The new play is now in previews and officially opens on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). (more...)

Edie Windsor to Receive First Absolute Brightness Award Tonight After 'LEONARD PELKEY'Edie Windsor to Receive First Absolute Brightness Award Tonight After 'LEONARD PELKEY'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will honor civil rights hero Edie Windsor as thefirst recipient of the Absolute Brightness Award after the evening performance tonight, July 16, at the Westside Theatre.The award is given to a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self. (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Sets Rush PolicyTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Sets Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that alimited number of $25 student rush tickets will be available for each performance when the Westside Theatre box office opens for that day's performance(s), for students 25 and under, with a valid student ID. Patrons are limited to one ticket per ID. (more...)

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 producersDarren 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 playTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed byJames Lecesne,will shine brighter and longer in a limited 12-week engagement at theWestside 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...)

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