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by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

An all-star cast chosen for Doug DeVita's Phillie Trilogy, premiering at the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival. The festival running July 10 - 23, is celebrating 15 years this year. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Erin Mackey to Paint a Picture in Guthrie's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGERandy Harrison and Erin Mackey to Paint a Picture in Guthrie's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater has announced casting for the theater's summer musical, Sunday in the Park with George. Leading the cast will be Randy Harrison (Guthrie: The Glass Menagerie) who will play French pointillist painter George Seurat, a role originated by Mandy Patinkin in the 1984 Broadway production, and Erin Mackey (Guthrie: South Pacific) who will play Seurat's lover and model, Dot, a role originated by Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Presents Kenny Leon with Mr. Abbott AwardPhoto Coverage: Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Presents Kenny Leon with Mr. Abbott Award
by Walter McBride - Mar 30, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City earlier this week. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from inside the ceremony below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny LeonPhoto Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny Leon
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City yesterday, March 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

NBC Exec and Broadway Producer Robert Greenblatt Joins Center Theatre Group's Board of DirectorsNBC Exec and Broadway Producer Robert Greenblatt Joins Center Theatre Group's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Center Theatre Group welcomes NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt to its Board of Directors. (more...)

How Sweet It Is! A Jackie Gleason Toast with Bob Greenberg at Boca Black BoxHow Sweet It Is! A Jackie Gleason Toast with Bob Greenberg at Boca Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

GEORGE BETTINGER, host of The Mom & Pop Shop, invites you to join him  for HOW SWEET IT IS! A JACKIE GLEASON TOAST, starring Friars Club comedian BOB GREENBERG & singer JIMMIE BUSH, Jr. at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on Thursday April 27th from 8-10pm. Fellow Friars, Bob & George have been friends for years & have worked together on many occasions. (more...)

Actors' Temple to Honor Tovah Feldshuh and Jackie Hoffman at Centennial GalaActors' Temple to Honor Tovah Feldshuh and Jackie Hoffman at Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Theater District institution the Actors' Temple celebrates its centennial with an entertainment-packed dinner and show at the Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, on Monday, March 13, at 6pm. (more...)

No Name Comedy Variety Show Continues This Month at Otto's In ManhattanNo Name Comedy Variety Show Continues This Month at Otto's In Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

'No Name... & A Bag O' Chips' comedy / variety show producer Eric Vetter wraps up 2016 with two December shows at Otto's in Manhattan. (more...)

No Name Comedy Variety Show Continues This Month at Otto's In ManhattanNo Name Comedy Variety Show Continues This Month at Otto's In Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

'No Name... & A Bag O' Chips' comedy / variety show producer Eric Vetter wraps up 2016 with two December shows at Otto's in Manhattan. (more...)

No Name Comedy Variety Show Continues This Month at Otto's In ManhattanNo Name Comedy Variety Show Continues This Month at Otto's In Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

'No Name... & A Bag O' Chips' comedy / variety show producer Eric Vetter wraps up 2016 with two December shows at Otto's in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Serves as a Joyful, Optimistic Reminder of a Powerful MessageBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Serves as a Joyful, Optimistic Reminder of a Powerful Message
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2016

There is one undeniable quality that HAIRSPRAY has retained as it has journeyed from the big screen to the stage, back to the big screen, and now to the small. The infectious excitement and optimism that Tracy Turnblad sings with in the opening number, 'Good Morning Baltimore,' is one of the most magical and important gifts that the musical theatre has given in recent decades. From the moment that the original musical burst onto Broadway in 2002, it has been a literal and figurative rainbow of joy and happiness, and fortunately for the show's legions of fans, directed by Tony-winner Kenny Leon, NBC's live adaptation has maintained every delightful ounce of the musical's giddy goodness. (more...)

BWW Special Interview: It Takes Two- HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Check In From the Set!BWW Special Interview: It Takes Two- HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Check In From the Set!
by Robert Diamond - Dec 6, 2016

They've already taken you to Austria, Neverland and Oz. On December 7, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are Baltimore-bound. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Friars Club Comedy NightPhoto Coverage: Inside the Friars Club Comedy Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 29, 2016

TV producer and comedian Angela LaGreca hosted the Sunshine Commitee's Comedy & Raffle Night at the Friars Club last night and BroadwayWorld was there for the fun.  A group of very funny comics kept the Friars laughing in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room as they raised funds for the important work of the Sunshine Committee. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes to Host HAIRSPRAY LIVE Pre-Show; NBC to Air Live Viewing Parties Throughout the BroadcastKristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes to Host HAIRSPRAY LIVE Pre-Show; NBC to Air Live Viewing Parties Throughout the Broadcast
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Stars Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes will take viewers on a guided tour of everything involved in putting together NBC's highly anticipated telecast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE with the “Countdown to Hairspray Live!” special set for Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 TheatersLIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, BOMBSHELL & More!Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, BOMBSHELL & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 3, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a media conference call with HAIRSPRAY composer/co-lyricist Marc Shaiman and co-lyricist Scott Wittman who answered questions and shared the latest developments on NBC's highly anticipated broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! (more...)

Off-Broadway Hit OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Comes to the Morris Museum's Bickford TheatreOff-Broadway Hit OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Comes to the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Morris Museum is pleased to welcome the off-Broadway hit show, 'Old Jews Telling Jokes,' to the Bickford Theatre.  A gleeful ode to humor that will have audiences laughing till they plotz, the show will run five times from November 17 through November 20, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HELLO DERE Comic Marty Allen Hosted By The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: HELLO DERE Comic Marty Allen Hosted By The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 20, 2016

Still witty, smart and funny at 95 years of age, the legendary comic Marty Allen was hosted (not roasted) at a Friars Club lunch.  Emmy Award winning Friar Bill Boggs interviewed Marty about his long career in show business.  Marty worked as an opening act for stars such as Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gorme and Nat King Cole gained enormous fame when he teamed up with singer Steve Rossi and made 44 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.  In 1961 and 1962 Allen appeared on Broadway in Let It Ride! at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre and then went on to perform in the pre-Broadway tour and Broadway performances of I Had A Ball. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Fyvush Finkel at the Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Remembering Fyvush Finkel at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 10, 2016

Ian Finkel, the World's Greatest Xylophonist and Elliot Finkel, concert pianist extraordinaire offered a first-hand account of the incredible career of their father Fyvush Finkel last night in a touching memorial at the Metropolitan Room.  Fyvush had been performing in English and Yiddish roles for nine decades before his passing this summer.  His last engagement was at Mr. Finn's Cabaret in the Berkshires, and he had invited the cheering audience at the end of the show to come to his  94th birthday celebration on Oct 9th at the Metropolitan Room.  The evening instead was celebration of his life on stage with the performances by family and friends performing his songs, stories, and jokes.  To quote one of Fyvush's jokes, if he were present he would have opened the evening by saying, "I'm celebrating my 94th birthday today!"  after the applause died down he would then look around and  continue…."but I realize looking at this audience, it's no big deal!" (more...)

NBC's A FEW GOOD MEN Aiming for February 2017NBC's A FEW GOOD MEN Aiming for February 2017
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

At Variety's annual TV Summit held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, Aaron Sorkin joined NBC chief Bob Greenblatt, and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to talk about NBC's recently announced live broadcast of Sorkin's play A FEW GOOD MEN. (more...)

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