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  • Is Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY a Play or a Musical? Tony Committee Decides Tomorrow
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

    The Tony Awards Administration Committee meets for the final time tomorrow, April 25, to determine the fates of the 2013-14 season's productions. And if they decide LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL is a 'play with music' rather than a musical, leading lady Audra McDonald, who stars as Billie Holiday, will have the chance to win a Tony for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play -- her only category without a Tony trophy. (more...)

    Marin Ireland, SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger and More Set for The Freeman Studio, Spring 2014
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

    The Freeman Studio, the Tribeca-based acting studio led by Scott Freeman, continues to supplement its acting curriculum with an unusual mix of panels, talks and workshops in May. The so-called extracurricular activities, which give actors a rich environment in which to broaden creatively and even experiment, include free industry panels and talks, and low-cost workshops called Saturday Specials. Most of these add-ons are led by notable theatre artists, are either free or low-cost, and are open to the public. (more...)

    Audra McDonald Pens Diane Paulus Tribute for TIME's 100 Most Influential People Issue; Read It in Full!
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

    In the special issue, 5-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, who worked with Paulus on the recent Broadway revival of Porgy & Bess, pens a loving tribute to the director. (more...)

    Diane Paulus, Amy Adams, Robert & Kristen Lopez Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People
    by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

    Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson- Lopez, A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, Amy Adams and Benedict Cumberbatch were among those named to Time's Most Influential People in the WORLD list for 2014. (more...)

    Exclusive Photo Flash: Audra McDonald Gets Hirschfeld Treatment for LADY DAY Opening Night Gift!
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

    'Lady Day' Producer Jeffrey Richards and actor Will Swenson (wowing audiences as 'Javert' in the Broadway revival of 'Les Miserables') were sad because the late great Al Hirschfeld was not here to draw Swenson's wife, Broadway superstar Audra McDonald, in her title role in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.' But wait! In stepped Margo Feiden, gallerist to the stars, and exclusive rep for Al Hirschfeld's work. (more...)

    2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
    by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

    Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

    First Award Noms of the Year! 2013-14 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced! Gentleman's Guide Leads with 11 Noms...
    by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 22, 2014

    The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway announced the nominees this morning for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

    THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18
    by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 18, 2014

    Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at the opening night curtain calls for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and OF MICE AND MEN - plus a peek into the festivities at this year's Olivier Awards and a look at the cast of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in action! (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Talks the Joys of Playing LADY DAY on MSNBC
    by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2014

    As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Lanie Robertson's play with music, starring Audra McDonald, has extended its limited engagement at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street, btwn. Broadway and 8th Avenue) through August 10, 2014. Leading lady Audra McDonald just visited Tamron Hall on MSNBC to chat about her Lady Day experience and you can check out the full interview below! (more...)

    Audra McDonald, Video Games Live & More Included in RPO's Full 2014-15 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

    The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announced its 2014-15 Philharmonics and Pops concerts in February, but today reveals the remainder of its 92nd season, presented by Dawn & Jacques Lipson. Subscriptions to OrKIDStra and Sunday Matinees are available today to new and renewing subscribers, and tickets for Specials are now available as add-ons to all 14/15 subscribers. Single tickets for all 14/15 concerts go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 1, 2014. (more...)

    Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Extends Through 8/10
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

    As a result of strong critical response and public demand Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Lanie Robertson's play with music, starring Audra McDonald, announces that the production will be extending its limited engagement at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street, btwn. Broadway and 8th Avenue) through August 10, 2014. (more...)

    The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

    The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

    Judith Light & Christopher Sieber Will Announce 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees; BroadwayWorld to Live Stream on 4/23
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

    The Drama League has announced that Judith Light and Christopher Sieber will announce the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream here at www.broadwayworld.com. (more...)

    James Franco and Chris O'Dowd Star in OF MICE AND MEN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

    Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco and Chris O'Dowd make their Broadway debuts in Of Mice and Men, a new production directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro. Of Mice and Men, one of the greatest and most enduring American classics, has not been seen on Broadway in 40 years. (more...)

    BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Talks Daniel Radcliffe, Audra McDonald, James Franco & More!
    by Randy Rainbow - Apr 15, 2014

    It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy returns to the CTS Newsdesk to chat about all of the latest news surrounding THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Broadway Bares and more! (more...)

    Gabriel Kahane Set to Release 'The Ambassador' 6/3 via Sony Music
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

    From Die Hard to the architecture of Richard Neutra and R.M. Schindler, from Blade Runner to the fiction of James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler, and from fires, riots, and earthquakes to the lives of so many Americans who have looked to Southern California as a panacea, Gabriel Kahane's The Ambassador (Masterworks) draws its inspiration from a multitude of sources to tell intimate, human stories against the backdrop of Los Angeles architecture and popular culture. (more...)

    BWW TV: Chatting with Audra McDonald and the LADY DAY Team on Opening Night!
    by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2014

    Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, just opened last night at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, on 50th Street btwn. Broadway and 8th Ave.). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the after party, where he got to chat with McDonald herself about the pressure of representing the iconic woman; how the project got its start; working with Lonny Price, and so much more! (more...)

    BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
    by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2014

    Broadway's biggest stars gathered at the Circle in the Square Theatre yesterday for opening night of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and directed by Lonny Price. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's guests before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis, Will Swenson, Nikki M. James, Jason Robert Brown, Billy Porter and more! (more...)

    Meet the Composers of MURDEROUS MUSICAL MONDAYS- Spotlight on Pace New Musicals Writers' Room
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

    The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two are teaming up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and BroadwayWorld.com on select Monday nights for their spring concert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. Featured on Monday, April 21, 2014 will be the Pace New Musicals Writers' Room (curated by Ryan Scott Oliver), immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder for Two at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street). Meet the new composers below! (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Inside LADY DAY's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
    by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2014

    Broadway's biggest stars gathered at the Circle in the Square Theatre yesterday for opening night of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and directed by Lonny Price. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

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