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CT Critics Circle Announces Awards NominationsCT Critics Circle Announces Awards Nominations
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 6, 2016

CT Critics Circle Awards will be presented Monday, June 1 at Hartford Stage. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: DISGRACED and VIOLET Kick Off 2016 Strongly in BostonBWW REVIEWS: DISGRACED and VIOLET Kick Off 2016 Strongly in Boston
by Jan Nargi - Jan 31, 2016

DISGRACED and VIOLET heat up the winter with power and grace as the Huntington Theatre Company and SpeakEasy Stage enter the second half of their 2015-2016 seasons with winners. (more...)

BWW Review: DISGRACED at Long Wharf TheatreBWW Review: DISGRACED at Long Wharf Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Nov 2, 2015

How do we costume ourselves for public representation?  For friends and lovers?  What's essential to identity and what can be shed?   Can we take on aspects of cultural heritages other than our own without exploitation? DISGRACED, which won the Pulitzer in 2013, takes up the dynamics of cultural appropriation and the problematics of assimilation that are central to our national character. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rajesh Bose, Nicole Lowrance, Shirine Babb and Benim Foster in Long Wharf Theatre's DISGRACEDPhoto Flash: First Look at Rajesh Bose, Nicole Lowrance, Shirine Babb and Benim Foster in Long Wharf Theatre's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

NEW HAVEN - Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, begins its 2015-16 season with Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Edelstein, in association with Huntington Theatre Company. Check out a first look at the production below!  (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with DISGRACEDLong Wharf Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, begins its 2015-16 season with Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Edelstein, in association with Huntington Theatre Company. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Premiere of THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie!Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Premiere of THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie!
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2015

Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown's much-loved stage musical The Last Five Years gets the big screen treatment in The Last Five Years- a dynamic, achingly romantic new film from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King) and starring Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (Into the Woods, Pitch Perfect) and Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, 'Smash'). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the NYC premiere of the film, which was held at the show's original home, the Minetta Lane Theatre. Check out more photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DISGRACED Celebrates 100th Performance on Broadway!Photo Coverage: DISGRACED Celebrates 100th Performance on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jan 21, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street. As of that date, it will have played 149 performances and 27 previews. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Disgraced received Obie and Joseph Jefferson Awards. The show just celebrated its 100th performance and you can check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: TALLEY'S FOLLY Past Its PrimeBWW Reviews: TALLEY'S FOLLY Past Its Prime
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 26, 2014

Merrimack Repertory Theatre cranks up the way back machine to transport the audience to Lebanon, Missouri, on July 4, 1944, in Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winner TALLEY'S FOLLY, but the play chugs along on fumes, despite the best efforts of all parties. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PIPPIN Cast Celebrates Opening Night Party!Photo Coverage: PIPPIN Cast Celebrates Opening Night Party!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 26, 2013

After the opening night show, the cast and crew celebrated and BroadwayWorld.com was there to snap them, all glammed up! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams AwardPhoto Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Apr 9, 2013

Sundance Institute just presented playwright and Sundance Institute Theatre Lab alum Branden Jacobs-Jenkins with the first-ever Tennessee Williams Award from the Institute's Theatre Program, which supports the development of new work for the stage. Sundance Institute Emeritus Trustee Sally Field presented the honor and accompanying $10,000 grant at the Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit for its Theatre Program last night at Stephan Weiss Studio in Greenwich Village. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out who was there to celebrate below! (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY Closes Today at New World StagesFOREVER DUSTY Closes Today at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2013

Forever Dusty, the new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, will play its final New York performance at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) tonight, April 7. (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY Will Close April 7 at New World StagesFOREVER DUSTY Will Close April 7 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Forever Dusty, the new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, will play its final New York performance at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on Sunday, April 7, producers announced today. (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY Announces Additional Sing-A-Long Performances, Beginning 3/14FOREVER DUSTY Announces Additional Sing-A-Long Performances, Beginning 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Producers of Forever Dusty, the hit new musical about the life and times of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, announced today that the show will host a series of Sing-A-Long performances, following the overwhelming response of the first installment, which celebrated the show's 100th performance on February 13. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous Recreate James Bond Classic 'The Look of Love'STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous Recreate James Bond Classic 'The Look of Love'
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2013

In tribute to '50 Years of Bond,' Kirsten Holly Smith (as Dusty Springfield) and Christina Sajous (as Dusty's lover, Claire), stars of the new musical Forever Dusty, have recorded a music video of 'The Look of Love,' putting a new spin on Burt Bacharach and Hal David's Oscar nominated classic made popular by Dusty Springfield herself from the 1967 James Bond film, Casino Royale. That year, the song famously lost the Academy Award to 'Talk to the Animals' from Doctor Doolittle, but at Sunday's Oscars, Adele is favored to win for her own Bond tune, a new rendition of 'Skyfall.' Click below to watch the performance! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 9-15THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 9-15
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 15, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: IN THE HEIGHTS reunites, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S searches for 'Cat,' SMASH drops 'Bombshell' album, and so much more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FOREVER DUSTY Celebrates 100th Performance with Sing-Along!Photo Coverage: FOREVER DUSTY Celebrates 100th Performance with Sing-Along!
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2013

Forever Dusty, the hit new musical about the life and times of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, celebrated its 100th performance with a one-night-only Sing-A-Long performance last night, February 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Audience members at this special performance were invited to participate and sing along to Dusty's greatest hits, including 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me,' 'I Only Want to Be With You,' along with other classics included in the show, like 'Wishin' and Hopin,' 'Tell Him,' and many more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith & Christina Sajous Sing 'Love Power'STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith & Christina Sajous Sing 'Love Power'
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2013

Forever Dusty, the hit new musical about the life and times of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, is currently playing at New World Stages. In celebration of Valentine's Day, Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous have teamed up to perform 'Love Power' with musical director Michael Thomas Murray on the piano. Check it out below! (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY Hosts Special Sing-A-Long Performance TodayFOREVER DUSTY Hosts Special Sing-A-Long Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

Forever Dusty, the hit new musical about the life and times of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, will host a one-night-only Sing-A-Long performance tonight, February 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Audience members at this special performance will be invited to participate and sing along to Dusty's greatest hits, including 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me,' 'I Only Want to Be With You,' along with other classics included in the show, like 'Wishin' and Hopin,' 'Tell Him,' and many more. The evening will be co-hosted by comedian Seth Herzog (often seen on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon') and Drag Diva Sherry Vine (Here TV's 'She's Living For This'), and fans are encouraged to dress in their best Dusty blonde beehive wigs and 1960s garb. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of FOREVER DUSTY with Kirsten Holly Smith- Transforming Into a Music Icon!BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of FOREVER DUSTY with Kirsten Holly Smith- Transforming Into a Music Icon!
by Randy Rainbow - Jan 30, 2013

The world premiere of Forever Dusty, a new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield is currently playing at off-Broadway's New World Stages. Kirsten Holly Smith, who takes on the title role 8 times a week, transforms into the music icon daily, and BroadwayWorld takes you behind the scenes of her process below! (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY to Host Special Sing-A-Long Performance, 2/13FOREVER DUSTY to Host Special Sing-A-Long Performance, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Forever Dusty, the hit new musical about the life and times of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, will host a one-night-only Sing-A-Long performance on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM, it was announced today. Audience members at this special performance will be invited to participate and sing along to Dusty's greatest hits, including "Son of a Preacher Man," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "I Only Want to Be With You," along with other classics included in the show, like "Wishin' and Hopin," "Tell Him," and many more. The evening will be co-hosted by comedian Seth Herzog (often seen on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon") and Drag Diva Sherry Vine (Here TV's "She's Living For This"), and fans are encouraged to dress in their best Dusty blonde beehive wigs and 1960s garb. (more...)

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