David Thompson News

Danielle Pinnock's THE BODY IMAGE PROJECT Opens 4/18 at Gorilla Tango
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Award-winning actor and playwright Danielle Pinnock will perform her one-woman show 'The Body Image Project' this April at Gorilla Tango Bucktown. Directed by 'El Stories' creator Thomas Murray, performances of 'The Body Image Project' run Friday and Saturday April 18 and 19, Thursday and Friday April 24 and 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. (more...)

The REP Presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, continues its compelling 2013-2014 season with Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's Hollywood satire, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at McCarter Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

McCarter Theatre Center's production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has become a much loved holiday treat for families across the region. This heartwarming and powerfully honest adaptation by David Thompson of Dickens' classic novel is a wonderful way to honor tradition while experience the joy and warmth of a holiday favorite. Directed by Michael Unger, A Christmas Carol runs December 6 through December 29. (Press opening: Thursday, December 12). The Production Sponsor is Bank of America. The Opening Night Sponsor is McCarter & English. Check out a first look below! (more...)

McCarter Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Open 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

McCarter Theatre Center's production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has become a much loved holiday treat for families across the region. This heartwarming and powerfully honest adaptation by David Thompson of Dickens' classic novel is a wonderful way to honor tradition while experience the joy and warmth of a holiday favorite. Directed by Michael Unger, A Christmas Carol runs December 6 through December 29. (Press opening: Thursday, December 12). The Production Sponsor is Bank of America. The Opening Night Sponsor is McCarter & English. (more...)

Sikh Arts and Film Festival to Feature Chapman Student Films
by Movies News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Sikh Arts and Film Festival (SAFF), which has evolved into a signature event for both the Sikh community in Southern California and independent filmmakers expanding cultural boundaries, will take place November 22 24, 2013 (more...)

Review Roundup: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at the Young Vic
by Review Roundups - Oct 31, 2013

The Young Vic and Catherine Schreiber opened the UK premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The production stars original Broadway cast members Colman Domingo, who reprises his Tony Award nominated role of Mr. Bones, and Forrest McClendon, who plays Mr. Tambo. Also in the Young Vic cast fresh from Broadway are Christian Dante-White (Charles Weems) and Clinton Roane (Roy Wright). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/31- THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2013

Today in 2010, The Scottsboro Boys opened at the Lyceum Theatre, where it ran for 49 performances. The Scottsboro Boys is a musical with a book by David Thompson, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Based on the Scottsboro Boys trial, the musical is one of the last collaborations between Kander and Ebb prior to the latter's death. The musical has the framework of a minstrel show, altered to 'create a musical social critique.' Despite closing on Broadway in December 2010, the show received twelve Tony Award nominations in May 2011, but failed to win any. (more...)

Colman Domingo and Forrest McClendon Return to THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Young Vic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

The Young Vic and Catherine Schreiber welcome Colman Domingo and Forrest McClendon, stars of the original Broadway production, to the UK premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. (more...)

Update: PRINCE ON BROADWAY Still Struggling to Find Investors; Hoping for 2016 Bow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, the new musical celebrating legendary Broadway director and producer Harold 'Hal' Prince has been postponed indefinitely due to scheduling conflicts. Now according to the New York Times, the musical is having trouble raising the funds to open on Broadway. (more...)

Ustream's LiveAd Combines Power of Live Video with Digital Advertising
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Previously offered only to selected clients, LiveAd is now available for all users of Ustream's flagship service, Pro Broadcasting, which allows users to expand their global reach, target specific demographics, and analyze activity in real time. Dozens of early users across multiple industries including Sony, Salesforce, HBO, hot97, and Cisco have amplified their reach by running LiveAd streaming campaigns on hundreds of relevant sites in conjunction with their live events, yielding 10x increases in viewership and engagement, on average. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Set for Japan 2015; Broadway 2016; And the Cast Will Be?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, the new musical celebrating legendary Broadway director and producer Harold 'Hal' Prince has been postponed indefinitely due to scheduling conflicts. Now according to the New York Post, the musucal will debut in Osaka, Japan before moving to Broadway in Spring of 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Young Vic's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS with Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

The Young Vic and Catherine Schreiber present the UK premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The production stars original Broadway cast members Colman Domingo, who reprises his Tony Award nominated role of Mr. Bones, and Forrest McClendon, who plays Mr. Tambo. Also in the Young Vic cast fresh from Broadway are Christian Dante-White (Charles Weems) and Clinton Roane (Roy Wright). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Announces Films for the October Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival has announced the acceptance of the following films to be screened at the 4th annual festival from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6, 2013. Tickets are one sale as of Sept. 1 at http://www.chagrinfilmfest.org (more...)

Susan Stroman, Joanna Gleason & More Teach Masterclasses at Open Jar Institute's 10th Anniversary Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2013

New York's Broadway musical theatre training institute - The Open Jar Institute - is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary of providing high school and college students the opportunity to work one-on-one with Broadway's best professionals during a special master class with Susan Stroman today, August 2nd at The Pearl Theatre (555. W. 42nd Street) at 2:30pm. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman & More Set for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook, Airing Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook, which took place on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut, will be airing on select public television stations throughout the tri-state area. An hour-long version of the concert will premiere tonight, July 18 at 10 p.m on WLIW21, Friday, July 26 at 10 p.m. on THIRTEEN and CPTV, and Tuesday, July 30 at 10 p.m. on NJTV. 'From Broadway With Love' was a concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook Elementary School 3rd and 4th grades and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. (more...)

Susan Stroman, Joanna Gleason & More to Teach Masterclasses at Open Jar Institute's 10th Anniversary, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

New York's Broadway musical theatre training institute - The Open Jar Institute - is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary of providing high school and college students the opportunity to work one-on-one with Broadway's best professionals during a special master class with Susan Stroman on August 2nd at The Pearl Theatre (555. W. 42nd Street) at 2:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND at Bucks County Playhouse is Brimming With Song
by Kelli Curtin - Jul 01, 2013

The latest show to grace the stage at Bucks County Playhouse is THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND. This show is a celebration of the songs of John Kander and Frank Ebb. Kander and Ebb are a highly successful songwriting team. They are best known for their massive hit musicals, CABARET and CHICAGO, as well as the song "New York, New York." This tribute show showcases the songs of Kander and Ebb, and results in an pleasurable evening of entertainment. (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Begin Performances at the Ahmanson Theatre, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

'The Scottsboro Boys', featuring Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb and Book by David Thompson, will be directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre. The show begins previews on May 21 to prepare for opening night on May 29. It will conclude its run on June 30, 2013. (more...)

FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Sandy Hook Benefit Concert to Air on Select Public TV Stations in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

"From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook", which took place on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut, will soon be airing on select public television stations throughout the tri-state area. An hour-long version of the concert will premiere Thursday, July 18 at 10 p.m on WLIW21, Friday, July 26 at 10 p.m. on THIRTEEN and CPTV, and Tuesday, July 30 at 10 p.m. on NJTV. "From Broadway With Love" was a concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook Elementary School 3rd and 4th grades and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman & More Set for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook, 7/18
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook?, which took place on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut, will soon be airing on select public television stations throughout the tri-state area. (more...)

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