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Bright Light Bright Light Premieres 'New York Pretty' VideoBright Light Bright Light Premieres 'New York Pretty' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bright Light Bright Light's pride-themed video for “New York Pretty,” the latest single from the solo the project of vocalist, songwriter and producer Rod Thomas (more...)

Rory O'Malley and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA at the CurranRory O'Malley and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA at the Curran
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and husband James Wesley have announce additional performers for the sixth edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! at San Francisco's Curran (445 Geary Street) on Saturday, June 24th at 7:00pm, during the annual San Francisco Pride weekend festivities. (more...)

2017 DAMN THESE HEELS LGBT Film Festival Announced!2017 DAMN THESE HEELS LGBT Film Festival Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Utah Film Center announced today the feature films selected for the 14th annual Damn These Heels Film Festival. Damn These Heels will run July 14 - 16, 2017 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and is a celebration of independent, documentary, and foreign films from around the world that explore LGBTQ issues, ideas, and art.  Passes and tickets are now on sale on the Utah Film Center's website. (more...)

2017 OUTFEST LOS ANGELES LGBT Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup2017 OUTFEST LOS ANGELES LGBT Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen – today announced the complete programming lineup for the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival presented by HBO. The nation's leading LGBT festival will be held July 6-16, 2017. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Laura Linney and Cynthia NixonExclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Close Laguna Playhouse's 2016-17 SeasonJames Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Close Laguna Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne with music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and directed by Tony Speciale. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 SeasonBENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Season Gala Raises Over $1.2 MillionAmerican Conservatory Theater Season Gala Raises Over $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

With the help of artists from throughout American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) celebrated 50-year history-as well as current Master of Fine Arts Program (M.F.A.) and Young Conservatory (YC) students-A.C.T. raised over $1.2 million at its 2017 Season Gala, which took place on Thursday, April 27 at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater and Costume Shop Theater. The proceeds from the Gala support A.C.T.'s actor training and arts education programs. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lance Horne On His Current Residency at Joe's Pub, His Iconic Collaborators and Trying to Recruit Neve CampbellBWW Interview: Lance Horne On His Current Residency at Joe's Pub, His Iconic Collaborators and Trying to Recruit Neve Campbell
by Troy Frisby - Apr 5, 2017

Lance Horne is developing new music based on acclaimed author Neil Gaiman's love poems to his wife, Amanda Palmer, is working on a top-secret project with Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and continues to work with his 'musical husband,' Alan Cumming. And, if all of that weren't enough, the Emmy-winning composer (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), lyricist and performer has also returned to Joe's Pub for the 2016-2017 season. Having performed at the venue since it first opened its doors in 1998, Horne is currently undertaking a four-part residency of new material---aptly titled NEW WORK, NEW WORK---for which he's been joined by many of his famous friends. Ahead of the residency's penultimate installment, NEW WORK NEW WORK 3, on April 12 at 7pm, we spoke with Horne by phone about his innumerable collaborators, his history with Joe's and the stars he's still working on teaming up with. (more...)

Tour De Force Performance by James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYTour De Force Performance by James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2016-2017 season with the May 17-June 4 run of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written and performed by James Lecesne, and directed by Tony Speciale with original music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening).  (more...)

Photo Flash: The League Of Professional Theatre Women Interviews Broadway Bound Laura LinneyPhoto Flash: The League Of Professional Theatre Women Interviews Broadway Bound Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women, is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, Laura Linney sat down with James Naughton to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV. The event took place on Monday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue.  (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor & More Will Lead New York City Premiere of TALES OF THE CITY to Benefit The O'Neill and Trevor ProjectBetsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor & More Will Lead New York City Premiere of TALES OF THE CITY to Benefit The O'Neill and Trevor Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces the New York City premiere of the musical, TALES OF THE CITY on Broadway March 27, 2017 at the Music Box Theatre. The iconic ensemble story of love, identity, and San Francisco will be presented in a one night only benefit concert. (more...)

MATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION Tonight at AbingdonMATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION Tonight at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company welcomes Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story) to the cast of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION tonight, February 21. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Shines a Light on THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYPhiladelphia Theatre Company Shines a Light on THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company will close its season on May 17-June 4 with The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written and performed by James Lecesne, and directed by Tony Speciale with original music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening).  This production replaces the world premiere of American Canvas by Bill Cain, the winner of PTC's Terrence McNally New Play Award.  American Canvasimagines an ambitious portrait of Thomas Eakins,  Philadelphia's most brilliant and controversial artist. (more...)

MATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at AbingdonMATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company welcomes Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story) to the cast of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION on Tuesday, February 21. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION Opens Tonight at AbingdonJames Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION Opens Tonight at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents the world premiere of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, a new play by Academy Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner James Lecesne (The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Word of Mouth, Trevor). The official press opening is tonight, February 9, in Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Artistic Director Tony Speciale, who also directed The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey is set to direct. (more...)

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Presents an Interview with Laura LinneyThe League Of Professional Theatre Women Presents an Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV.  (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Host Interview with Laura LinneyLeague of Professional Theatre Women to Host Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV. The event will take place on Monday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis.   (more...)

Four Documentaries Awarded Winter 2017 Grants From The Rogovy FoundationFour Documentaries Awarded Winter 2017 Grants From The Rogovy Foundation
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Rogovy Foundation is pleased to announce the Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund Winter 2017 award winners. The Fund awards grants totaling $150,000 to between six and ten film projects annually through its Summer and Winter open calls. (more...)

Concetta Tomei and Dale Soules to Lead James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at AbingdonConcetta Tomei and Dale Soules to Lead James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Concetta Tomei, best known for her roles on TV's China Beach and Providence and on stage in The Elephant Man (opposite David Bowie) and Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House, leads the cast of Abingdon Theatre Company's world premiere of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, a new play by Academy Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner James Lecesne, as Dottie Nerber. (more...)

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