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STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Drury Lane's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Stage Tube - Jul 02, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: 'SPELLING BEE' Celebrates Opening at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno(Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) directs. The show recently celebrated its opening, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivites below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Drury Lane Theatre's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now Through 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will continue its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, previewing June 19, opening Thursday, June 26 at 8 p.m., and running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. (more...)

New eBook 'Endpoint Threat Detection, Response and Prevention For Dummies' Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Bit9(R) + Carbon Black, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced that the new eBook Endpoint Threat Detection, Response and Prevention for Dummies is available for free download. (more...)

SNOWPIERCER Screening Among Film Society of Lincoln Center Upcoming Highlights
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER have announced upcoming highlights (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 4th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 04, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards, Theo Ubique's future plans, Jennifer Hudson performs, 'Damn Yankees' at LOW, 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Coraline,' 'The Last Ship' and the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival debut, 'Spelling Bee' starts, 'Avenue Q' extends and BroadwayWorld Chicago hosts a Tony Party! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 6/19-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will continue its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, previewing June 19, opening Thursday, June 26 at 8 p.m., and running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. (more...)

Summer Stages: New Jersey - Extraordinary Entertainment Choices
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 02, 2014

New Jersey features wonderful theater and music for the summer season. We have selected some of our favorites to share with BWW readers. (more...)

World Premiere of Vladimir Shcherban's PRICE OF MONEY Set for September 16
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

In the wake of recession, the internationally renowned Belarus Free Theatre presents an urgent new exploration of how theatre has depicted money throughout the ages; from ancient Greece, through the Elizabethan golden-age to today's fractured economy. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kenny Leon & Denzel Washington Visit August Wilson Monologue Competition
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 06, 2014

Just last night, High school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, and Seattle perform monologues by the legendary American playwright August Wilson as a part of the 6th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition. Emceed by Kenny Leon (True Colors Theatre Co-Founding Artistic Director), the event was judged by Pauletta Washington, Stephen McKinley Henderson, David Cromer, James A. Williams and Narda E. Alcorn, with a special performance from the upcoming Broadway Tupac Shakur musical Holler If Ya Hear Me including cast members Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, and Ben Thompson. (more...)

Tough Mudder Chicago Announces Sell Out
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tough Mudder, the world's premier obstacle endurance challenge, announced today that this weekend's Chicago Saturday event has sold out, becoming the second such sold-out event in less than one month. Participants will travel from all over the country to test their strength, stamina and all-around mental grit at the picturesque and physically demanding Richmond Hunting Clubvenue. Only a short 75 minute drive from both Chicago and Milwaukee, event organizers are confident that the venue will offer one of the most exciting and challenging courses of the year for first-timers and Legionnaires (multi-Mudders) alike. (more...)

Tough Mudder Sells Out in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tough Mudder, the world's premiere obstacle endurance challenge, announced today that this weekend's Las Vegas Saturday event has sold out, becoming the first sold-out event of the company's 2014 season. Participants will travel from all 50 states to test their strength, stamina and all-around mental grit at the picturesque and physically demanding Lake Las Vegas venue. Just thirty minutes off the world-famous Las Vegas strip, event organizers are confident that the venue will offer one of the most challenging courses of the year to Legionnaires (multi-Mudders) and first-timers alike. (more...)

Tough Mudder 2014 Offers New Obstacles, New Partners and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tough Mudder, the world's most badass obstacle endurance challenge, is kicking off the 2014 season with new obstacles, new partners, and the unveiling of Mudder Legion, an exclusive group for the hardcore multi-Mudders who 'bleed orange.' This year, with more than 60 events across seven countries, Tough Mudder will reach more Mudders than ever before. Those ready to sack up can register for future events at the redesigned ToughMudder.com, while tickets are still available. (more...)

Bond Street Theatre Breaks Ground in Myanmar
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Bond Street Theatre has been awarded its second Global Connections 'In the Lab' grant by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) in a nationwide competition. This support allows the company to continue its collaborative adaptation of Ben Johnson's Volpone with Thukhuma Khayeethe (Art Travelers) and prepare its world premiere in Yangon this spring ahead of an upcoming US tour. (more...)

TCG Reveals Third Round Global Connections Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the Cycle A recipients for the third round of Global Connections. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this grant program encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange throughout the world through ON the ROAD grants to foster new relationships with international colleagues and IN the LAB grants to further pre-existing international collaborations. Now in its third year, the Global Connections program awarded up to $5,000 to seven projects through ON the ROAD and $10,000 to three projects through IN the LAB. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ALCHEMISTS' LAB at Point Park University
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Point Park University presents an original, irreverent comedy, The Alchemists' Lab, directed, written and devised by Gab Cody in collaboration with students of the Conservatory Theatre Company. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Conservatory Theatre Company Stages THE ALCHEMIST'S LAB, Now thru 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Point Park University presents an original, irreverent comedy, The Alchemists' Lab, directed, written and devised by Gab Cody in collaboration with students of the Conservatory Theatre Company. (more...)

Conservatory Theatre Company to Stage THE ALCHEMIST'S LAB, 12/10-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Point Park University presents an original, irreverent comedy, The Alchemists' Lab, directed, written and devised by Gab Cody in collaboration with students of the Conservatory Theatre Company. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Drury Lane's NEXT TO NORMAL Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the regional premiere of the recent Broadway sensation NEXT TO NORMAL, which opened last night, August 22 and will continue through October 6, 2013. NEXT TO NORMAL stars Jeff Award nominee Susie McMonagle as "Diana" ("Fantine" in Les Miserables on Broadway and the first National Tours of Billy Elliot and Mamma Mia) and Jeff Award winner Rod Thomas as "Dan" (Big at Drury Lane Theatre and Little Shop of Horrors at Theatre at the Center).The production is directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Drury Lane Theatre's smash hit production of Spamalot and Jeff Award nominee for Best Director and Best Production for Thoroughly Modern Millie.) Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

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