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Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights HorizonsCast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Confirmed: Julie Taymor Aiming for Broadway Return with Revival of M. BUTTERFLYConfirmed: Julie Taymor Aiming for Broadway Return with Revival of M. BUTTERFLY
by Rialto Chatter - Aug 13, 2016

While there is no official announcement, Michael Riedel writes that she is in talks to bring David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning play back to Broadway. (more...)

Is Julie Taymor Returning To Broadway With A Revival of M. BUTTERFLY?Is Julie Taymor Returning To Broadway With A Revival of M. BUTTERFLY?
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

While there is no official announcement, Michael Riedel writes that she is in talks to bring David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning play back to Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTYSTAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. Check out a preview of their performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway All-Stars Prep for Tonight's Performance on NBC's MAYA & MARTYPhoto Flash: Broadway All-Stars Prep for Tonight's Performance on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. NBC has just released a first look at the group together - check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY PerformanceVIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on tonight's (June 21st) telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. A slew of stage vets rehearsed the song earlier today, and Seth Rudetsky captured a sneak preview. (more...)

Broadway's Best to Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' Live on NBC's MAYA & MARTYBroadway's Best to Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' Live on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on NBC's Tuesday, June 21 telecast of 'Maya & Marty' to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander & More Set for Bay Street Theater's Annual Gala; B.D. Wong to Emcee!Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander & More Set for Bay Street Theater's Annual Gala; B.D. Wong to Emcee!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 25th Annual Summer Gala, celebrating Bay Street's Silver Anniversary, totake place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 9, 2016 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include a special performance of scenes from productions from the past 25 years, as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, Live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

VIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism ForumVIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism Forum
by Michael Dale - May 5, 2016

The tony-winner has a message for white actors playing Asians: 'You're in the wrong part.' (more...)

BARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pmBARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Back in early 2013, veteran cabaret performer and actress Barbara Porteus presented a show at Don't Tell Mama called Up On The Roof, a celebratory recollection of her youth through adulthood, while spanning 40 years of pop music including Carol King and Joni Mitchell to John Mayer and Adelle. Three years later, Porteus is bringing back Up On The Roof to the Metropolitan Room as the June 2016 installment of Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). Porteus' all-strings band features Award-winning Jack Cavari as Musical Director, arranger, and lead guitarist, with Larry Saltzman on guitar and Zev Katz on bass. (more...)

BARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pmBARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Back in early 2013, veteran cabaret performer and actress Barbara Porteus presented a show at Don't Tell Mama called Up On The Roof, a celebratory recollection of her youth through adulthood, while spanning 40 years of pop music including Carol King and Joni Mitchell to John Mayer and Adelle. Three years later, Porteus is bringing back Up On The Roof to the Metropolitan Room as the June 2016 installment of Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). Porteus' all-strings band features Award-winning Jack Cavari as Musical Director, arranger, and lead guitarist, with Larry Saltzman on guitar and Zev Katz on bass. (more...)

Bid to Meet Kristin Chenoweth, Seth Rudetsky, B.D. Wong and Support Rosie's Theater KidsBid to Meet Kristin Chenoweth, Seth Rudetsky, B.D. Wong and Support Rosie's Theater Kids
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

Charitybuzz has three new auctions to benefit Rosie O'Donnell's Rosie's Theater Kids (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstreet Boys Reunite & More on the DISASTER! Red Carpet!Photo Coverage: Backstreet Boys Reunite & More on the DISASTER! Red Carpet!
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER!, directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, officially opened last night, March 8, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

BWW Review: Brilliant, Golden Globe Winning MR. ROBOT's Blu-Ray/DVD is Must-Have for Television LoversBWW Review: Brilliant, Golden Globe Winning MR. ROBOT's Blu-Ray/DVD is Must-Have for Television Lovers
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 12, 2016

On the heels of winning the Golden Globe for Best TV Drama, MR. ROBOT, the most buzzed-about show of 2015, is releasing its first season Blu-ray/DVD on Tuesday, January 12th. The show, a trippy look into the mind of an unstable hacker anarchist hell-bent on leveling the financial playing field, received both critical and public acclaim when it debuted in June. Showrunner Sam Esmail created a world in which nothing was what it seems, prompting the online intelligentsia to speculate about what was actually going on. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/11/16- PACIFIC OVERTURESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/11/16- PACIFIC OVERTURES
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2016

Today in 1976, Pacific Overtures opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 193 performances. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a libretto by John Weidman, and additional material by Hugh Wheeler, the musical is set in 1853 Japan and follows the difficult Westernization of Japan, through the lives of two friends caught in the change. The original Broadway production of Pacific Overtures in 1976 was presented in Kabuki style, with men playing women's parts and set changes made in full view of the audience by people dressed in black. A Broadway revival ran at Studio 54 from December 2, 2004 to January 30, 2005, directed by Amon Miyamoto and starring B.D. Wong as the Narrator and several members of the original cast. (more...)

Our TV Critic Counts Down his 15 Favorite TV Shows of 2015Our TV Critic Counts Down his 15 Favorite TV Shows of 2015
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 31, 2015

There was a time when the movie was considered the epitome of pop culture entertainment. At the cinema you could find comedy, action, romance, intriguing characters, and the most creative minds in America. While there is still all of the above in movies today, television is quickly stealing the popular artistic prestige that movies has enjoyed since snatching it from the musical theatre six decades ago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Tony Winner Patricia ElliottPhoto Flash: Remembering Tony Winner Patricia Elliott
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Patricia Elliott, who won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, has passed away. Her niece, Sally Fay, said Elliott died of cancer on Sunday, December 20 at her home in Manhattan. She was 77. (more...)

MAD MAX, FARGO Lead Nominations for 21ST ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS; Full List!MAD MAX, FARGO Lead Nominations for 21ST ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Nominations for THE CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS were announced this morning. Leading the pack for films is MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. FARGO tops the list for television. (more...)

Photo Flash: BD Wong Attends Broadway's ALLEGIANCEPhoto Flash: BD Wong Attends Broadway's ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Actor B.D. WONG was in the audience at ALLEGIANCE leading the standing ovation and went backstage to congratulate the show's stars, including GEORGE TAKEI, LEA SALONGA, TELLY LEUNG and MICHAEL K. LEE. Check out photos from his visit below! (more...)

NY Public Library's Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on the New Isaiah Sheffer ArchiveNY Public Library's Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on the New Isaiah Sheffer Archive
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Oct 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Annemarie van Roessel, Assistant Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on The New Isaiah Sheffer Archive. (more...)

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