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CREATURES OF HABIT World Premiere to Play Dixon Place, 10/3-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Dixon Place will present a world premiere of Creatures of Habit, choreographed by Jonathan Royse Windham to original music composed by Daniel Kazemi. Mr. Windham was recently named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch." Creatures of Habit will play for three weekends beginning Friday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 18th. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door and $12 for students and seniors. For tickets for all performances at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street), call 212.219.0736 or go to www.dixonplace.org. (more...)

Stew, Nancy Giles, Ted Keegan & More Set for SUPPER AT THE SALON at Dixon Place, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Dixon Place, Ellie Covan, founder and artistic director, proudly announces SUPPER AT THE SALON, a special evening of dinner and entertainment which will take place on the mainstage theater at Dixon Place on Monday, September 15th, with cocktails beginning in the lounge at 6:30 PM. The evening will include performances by Stew (Passing Strange), Nancy Giles ('CBS Sunday Morning'), Broadway's Ted Keegan (Phantom of the Opera, Cyrano, Camelot), award-winning aerial troupe LAVA, and more to be announced, and will be hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus founder, Keith Nelson. Also that evening, four honorees will receive the iconic Dixon Place mini chair award for their contributions to the arts and support of Dixon Place: award winning actor-writer Peggy Shaw; The Jerome Foundation, celebrating its 50th Anniversary; Dixon Place Board member Eric Jensen, and theater supporter Yoshiko Kakuga. (more...)

THE NORMAL HEART DVD & Blu-ray Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 26, 2014

The hotly anticipated HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play THE NORMAL HEART, directed by Ryan Murphy, managed a considerable success airing over Memorial Day weekend, nabbing 1.4 million viewers for its first two airings. (more...)

David Cale to Present New Works in CUZ I JUST GOT TO BE ME...FREE This Fall at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Dixon Place presents new work every month -- theater, puppetry, performance and visual art, music, dance and literature -- at all stages of development. This Fall, Dixon Place will present new-works-in-progress written and performed by current Artist-in-Residence David Cale. (more...)

Photo: JURASSIC WORLD Director Shares New Image of Star Chris Pratt on Twitter
by Movies News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Director Colin Trevorrow turned to Twitter to share a new image of actor Chris Pratt in the highly anticipated 2015 summer sequel JURASSIC WORLD. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Rosie O'Donnell & More Set to Participate in AN EVENING OF SONG Benefit for Art Attack Foundation
by Louisa Brady - Jul 29, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Broadway legend Chita Rivera will headline An Evening of Song, benefiting the Art Attack Foundation. The event will take place on Monday, September 15 at 7pm at Birdland. (more...)

First Poster Art Revealed for JURASSIC WORLD!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

JURASSIC WORLD director Colin Trevorrow has turned to Twitter to share the first poster art from the highly anticipated franchise sequel. (more...)

From Sea to Shining Sea- Where to Find the Brightest Stars at Regional Theaters This Summer!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 15, 2014

New York City is the place where stars flock to take their turns on the grandest stages in the world. Throughout the past year, Broadway has welcomed such film and television stars as Daniel Radcliffe, Patrick Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Debra Messing and Ian McKellen, as well as a slew of celebrated Broadway favorites such as Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. The Great White Way isn't the only place for stars to shine on stage though. During the summer months, many cherished performers travel to regional theatres around the country to share their extraordinary talents with the rest of America. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of this summer's starriest productions at a theatre near you! (more...)

Jim Parsons Comments on 'NORMAL HEART' Emmy Nomination
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

In HBO's The Normal Heart, Parsons reprised his Broadway role as AIDS activist Tommy Boatwright. (more...)

Ryan Murphy Comments on THE NORMAL HEART Emmy Nomination
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

As executive producer of American Horror Story: Coven and director of HBO's feature film The Normal Heart as well as a writer for the FOX musical dramedy GLEE, Murphy earned a whopping 34 Emmy nominations (more...)

Matt Bomer Reacts to NORMAL HEART Emmy Nomination!
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

It was announced today that actor Matt Bomer received a 2014 Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his performance in HBO's THE NORMAL HEART. (more...)

THE NORMAL HEART DVD & Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 8/26
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 08, 2014

The hotly anticipated HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play THE NORMAL HEART, directed by Ryan Murphy, managed a considerable success airing over Memorial Day weekend, nabbing 1.4 million viewers for its first two airings. (more...)

JURASSIC WORLD Director Shares Cryptic Photo on Twitter!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

JURASSIC WORLD director Colin Trevorrow shared a cryptic image on Twitter today, featuring a bloody handprint on the side of a veterinary trailer and the simple caption: Saturday, 4 am. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SCT's SPAMALOT Full of Character
by Harmony Wheeler - Jun 30, 2014

Stockton Civic Theatre's Spamalot is an animated musical well-fitting the over-the-top humor of its Monty Python inspiration. With golden facial expressions from Bill Yee as King Arthur's manservant Patsy, a myriad of accents from Tom MacDonald's multiple characters, and even a conductor (of Stockton's brand new, live orchestra) with great personality, the production had its opening night audience laughing uncontrollably. Oh yeah, and that King Arthur guy was pretty good too. (more...)

James Dumont Joins JURASSIC WORLD
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

James Dumont is the latest actor to sign on for Colin Trevorrow's JURASSIC WORLD, ready to smash into theaters next June. No word yet on who he will be portraying. (more...)

VIDEO: Chris Pratt Takes TODAY Behind-the-Scenes of New Film JURASSIC WORLD
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager stopped by the set of the JURASSIC WORLD, the highly anticipated sequel to Jurassic Park and spoke to the film's star Chris Pratt about the project and how he got into top physical condition for the film. (more...)

23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, at Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering celebration of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud that HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. (more...)

Director Colin Trevorrow Gives Shadowy First Look at JURASSIC WORLD Dinosaur!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Director Colin Trevorrow used hisTwitter account to tease a first, shadowy look at one of the new dinosaurs in the upcoming JURASSIC WORLD along with the simple caption 'Nights.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: ORPHAN OF ZHAO at ACT-SF is Intense Powerful Drama
by Harmony Wheeler - Jun 13, 2014

Beginning with small truths and oral tradition, legend eventually turns to the written word. At the heart of this process is Ji Junxiang's ancient play, The Orphan of Zhao, rooted in real events and a resonating theme of loyalty and justice. Currently reworked for American Conservatory Theatre (co-produced with La Jolla Playhouse) after a controversial run at Stratford in 2012, James Fenton's adaptation brings characters full circle, even in the midst of an onslaught of tastefully staged deaths. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Casts/Creative Teams for THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and ETHER DOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the casts and creative teams for its upcoming productions of The Orphan of Zhao and Ether Dome. Tickets for both productions are available by calling Playhouse Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 or at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

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