THE MAY QUEEN at The Cape Playhouseby BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016
The May Queen, the sassy, new office comedy, has its Cape Playhouse premiere as the fourth play in in the historic theatre's 90th anniversary season. Directed by Amanda Charlton, it plays a two week engagement, July 26 - August 6; press night is set for Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm. (more...)
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to Host 20th Annual QFest, 7/21-24by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016
From Thursday, July 21, to Sunday, July 24, Houston will host the 20th annual QFest, a LGBTQ film festival programmed by artistic director Kristian Salinas, with screenings in venues throughout the city. This year, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, screens six films examining familial bonds and connections, a recurring theme in this year's festival. Selections also include a tribute to Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, director of The Skin, an Italian war film, and The Night Porter, which follows the story of a former concentration camp victim who encounters a previous abuser. Visit www.mfah.org/qfest or www.q-fest.com for more information. (more...)
What's On The List? A Look At The Female- and Trans-Written Plays Honored By The Kilroysby Michael Dale - Jun 22, 2016
The Kilroys calls attention to plays written by female and trans authors that have been judged as being of high quality. (more...)
Scoop: GREATEST HITS on ABC - Thursday, June 30, 2016by - Jun 13, 2016
Get all the scoop on GREATEST HITS, airing on ABC on Thursday, June 30, 2016! (more...)
Photo Flash: Tony Nominee Brian D'Arcy James Honored at Sarah Siddons Society Awardsby BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016
Chicago's Sarah Siddons Society recently announced winners of their prestigious annual Actor of the Year Award to be presented on May 16, 2016 at Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall. One of Broadway's most popular performers, Brian D'Arcy James, was the recipient. The event was co-sponsored by Northwestern's School of Communication, Barbara O'Keefe, Dean. (more...)
BWW Review: THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN - An Entertaining, Interactive USO Evening Making Full Use of Clifton's Unique Spaceby Gil Kaan - May 31, 2016
In their inaugural collaboration with Clifton's Cafeteria, Creating Arts Studios has produced THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN, a fitting and entertaining tribute to and for our servicemen and servicewomen during Memorial Weekend. Patterned after a USO show, each member of the troupe played a famous celebrity of the 1940s (save for the vocally gifted Lee Marshall and Jason Cichon as Army Guy Lee and Army Guy Jason). (more...)
Cody, Foster, Spangler and More Join The Cape Playhouse's 90th Season!by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016
Broadway will come to The Cape Playhouse this summer as Hunter Foster, Jen Cody, Nick Spangler, and Kaitlyn Davidson come to the theatre in a season of Playhouse premieres and Broadway favorites. Erik Orton, Guest Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theater's 90th Season in Dennis, MA. Six shows - a mix of comedies, dramas, and musicals - will play from June 7 - August 30, 2016. (more...)
Ryan Murphy Anthology Series FEUD Heading to FX; Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon to Starby TV News Desk - May 5, 2016
FX has ordered a new anthology series from Ryan Murphy. Titled FEUD, the series joins Murphy's other FX dramas, AMERICAN HORROR STORY and AMERICAN CRIME STORY. (more...)
SHE LOVES ME's Nicholas Barasch Named 2016 Dorothy Loudon Award Honoreeby BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016
It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation, Broadway newcomer Nicholas Barasch, currently appearing in the Broadway revival of She Loves Me at Studio 54, will be honored with the 8th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony set for Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home. The 2016 Theatre World winners will be announced shortly. (more...)
Jeanine Tesori & Kate Baldwin Set for 2016 Sarah Siddons Awards, Honoring Sutton Foster & Brian D'Arcy Jamesby BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016
Chicago's Sarah Siddons Society recently announced winners of their prestigious annual Actor of the Year Award to be presented on May 16, 2016 at Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall. Two of Broadway's most popular performers, Sutton Foster and Brian D'Arcy James, will be this year's recipients. The event is being co-sponsored by Northwestern's School of Communication, Barbara O'Keefe, Dean. (more...)
BWW EXCLUSIVE: THE BLACKLIST - Liz Keen Is Dead; Long Live Liz Keenby Marakay Rogers - Apr 19, 2016
Television fans are reeling at the death of Elizabeth Keen. But in television, dead isn't always dead, and temporary write-outs, even of leads, aren't uncommon. (more...)
Sheldon Harnick & Marshall W. Mason to Receive 2016 Special TONY AWARDS for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatreby TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016
The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today, April 19th that two-time Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and multiple Tony-nominated director Marshall W. Mason will be this year's recipients of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. (more...)
NO, I WON'T TAKE YOU TO THE AIRPORT! Opens at The Hudson Theatre Mainstage This Monthby BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016
Rich Hippie Productions has announced that actor and writer Courtney Abbiati will bring her new comic solo show, No, I Won't Take You to the Airport!, directed by Ryan Weiss, to the Hudson Theatre Mainstage on Wednesdays at 8pm for eight weeks only beginning April 13. Opening is set for Wednesday, April 20 at 8pm, and the limited engagement will run through June 8 only. (more...)
Julia Duffy to Star in SEX AND EDUCATION at Laguna Playhouseby BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Julia Duffy starring in SEX AND EDUCATION, written by Lissa Levin and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)
Abby Books Launches Movie Poster Books Webstoreby BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016
Abby Books, publisher of more than 40 movie poster books starring Hollywood's legendary and iconic film stars, has opened an exclusive webstore to market its unique product line.
Founded in 2014, Abby Books' popular full-color movie poster books feature such stars as Julie Andrews, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Charlie Chaplin, Sean Connery, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Kirk Douglas, Harrison Ford, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Rock Hudson, Veronica Lake, Laurel & Hardy, Jerry Lewis, Marx Brothers, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Elvis Presley, Randolph Scott, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple and John Wayne.
The Indiana-based publisher also offers movie poster books on the films of famous private detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan, and great silent film western stars, as well as on such genres as silent films, sound westerns of 1930-1935, and film noir of the early 1940s.
Each book is printed on 8 x 10 white paper. Page lengths and quantity of movie posters included vary by book.
Authors of most of the series of books are Greg and Jake Lenburg.
Greg Lenburg is best known for the best-selling book, The Three Stooges Scrapbook-Updated Edition. He is also Abby Books' founder.
Jake Lenburg is author of the Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book, Charlie Chaplin Movie Poster Book, Great Silent Comedians Poster Art Book and Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book - Revised Edition.
Abby Books new webstore is at www.classicmovieposterbooks.com. (more...)
BWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor Queensby Richard Sasanow - Mar 22, 2016
Tenor Matthew Polenzani--he of the refined singing, elegant deportment and serious nature--is having a great season at the Met, with major roles in a pair of new productions. First, he was Nadir, whose love for the priestess Leila (Diana Damrau) tempts her to give up her vows in Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES (THE PEARL FISHERS). Now he's working his mojo on no less than Elisabetta (Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen of England), in the new production of Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX at the Met, premiering March 24. (more...)
BWW Review: KIRK FREDERICK Launches his WRITE THAT DOWN! at ONE Archivesby Don Grigware - Mar 14, 2016
On Friday March 11 Kirk Frederick's new book Write That Down! The Comedy of Male Actress Charles Pierce was launched at ONE the Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries on North Adams in downtown Los Angeles. The sellout event was a benefit for ONE Archives. There were scrumptious hors d'oeuvres, followed by a presentation, which included a video slide montage, a 5 minute film clip from Pierce's appearance, in the early 80s, on The Dick Cavett Show, and then an interview with Kirk Frederick by moderator/ USC professor of English Chris Freeman. Then came a Q and A with the audience and a book signing. (more...)
College Admissions, GOP Confusion on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEENby TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016
The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)
Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits... APPLAUSE Celebrates Opening Nightby BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016
Porchlight Music Theatre presents the second production in the third smash season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, PORCHLIGHT REVISTS...APPLAUSE, featuring book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Charles Strouseand lyrics by Lee Adams, with direction and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik, music direction by Nick Sula. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)
Galeca Names Top-Ten Movies About the Academy Awards in Prep for Sunday's Oscarsby Louisa Brady - Feb 27, 2016
Flashback Friday! The Board of the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, which is comprised of over 140 film and TV journalists and/or critics nationwide, had fun last February picking its choices for the very best (or at least dishiest) movies through the years that have somehow included the Academy Awards ® in their storylines (note: GALECA is not affiliated with the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences). Let's revisit GALECA's Top 10 Movies That Costar Oscar ®, ranked from 1 to 10 below, shall we? (more...)
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