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Photo Flash: A Red Orchid Theatre's THE OPPONENT Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

59E59 Theaters presents Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association withBisno Productions, NYC premiere of The Opponent, written by Brett Neveu, with direction by Karen Kessler, and featuring Kamal Angelo Bolden andGuy Van Swearingen who reprise their critically acclaimed roles as Donell and Tre, respectively. The Opponent began performances o July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). (more...)

Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre and Bisno Productions Launch New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre (Kirsten Fitzgerald, Artistic Director; Rebecca Easton, Managing Director), Chicago's critically acclaimed resident theater company, in association with Bisno Productions (Debbie Bisno, Roberta Pereira), have announced the launch of a new collaborative partnership, A Red Orchid NYC. The newly launched initiative, here in New York, fulfills the expanded mission of the Chicago based company to introduce the Ensemble's original new works to a national audience. (more...)

Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS to Close 6/22 on Broadway; National Tour in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle announced today that Mothers and Sons, the two-time 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best Play and Leading Actress in a Play (Tyne Daly), will play its final performance at the Sunday, June 22nd matinee at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

Breaking News: MOTHERS AND SONS to Close on June 22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle announced today that Mothers and Sons, the two-time 2014 Tony® Award nominee for Best Play and Leading Actress in a Play (Tyne Daly), will play its final performance at the Sunday, June 22nd matinee at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS Parters with 30/30 Project & Construction For Change; Talkback Set for 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

The Tony-nominated new Broadway play Mothers and Sons has announced that the production has partnered with the 30/30 Project and Construction for Change. Julie Lewis, 30-year HIV Survivor and mother to Grammy-winner Ryan Lewis, founded the 30/30 Project, which seeks to bring healthcare facilities to communities impacted by HIV/AIDS, as well as offering comprehensive healthcare. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS Continues Talkback Series with Huffington Post Gay Voices Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will continue to offer a series of post-show talkbacks in conjunction with the Huffington Post Gay Voices. Part 2 is set for tonight, May 28, at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Tonight's talkback will focus on the AIDS Quilt with panelists Julie Rhoad (CEO of the Names Project/AIDS Quilt), Anne Balsamo (Names Project Board Member & Dean of New School Media Studies), Lynn Sinelli (AIDS Quilt panel maker), and Jay Lesiger (Owner of Chelsea Pines Inn & Sponsor of the AIDS Quilt Display in the Golden Lobby). (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS to Continue Talkback Series with Huffington Post Gay Voices, 5/21 & 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally has announced today that it will continue to offer a series of post-show talkbacks in conjunction with the Huffington Post Gay Voices on two consecutive Wednesday evenings (5/21 & 5/28) at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS' Tyne Daly, Bobby Steggert and Terrence McNally Set for 2014 AIDS Walk New York, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The Tony-nominated new Broadway play Mothers and Sons is proud to announce that the production has partnered with the 29th Annual AIDS Walk New York, the east coast's first and the world's largest AIDS fundraising event, on Sunday, May 18th. Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will be a speaker during the opening ceremony, and Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert will sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel. There will also be a special appearance by Tony and 6-time Emmy Award-winner Tyne Daly. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS Partners with Tyler Clementi Foundation for Talk Out Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, now playing at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), welcomes co-founder of The Tyler Clementi Foundation, Jane Clementi, who will be joined by Tony Award winning producer Paul Boskind (The Normal Heart) for a special post-show "Talk Out" discussion following tonight's, Wednesday, May 14th, evening performance. Jane Clementi is the mother of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University student whose suicide opened up an international dialogue about the bullying of LGBT youth. Since Tyler's death, the Clementi family has worked tirelessly to promote new stories of inclusion, dignity and acceptance for vulnerable youth and their families as way to honor the memory of their son, brother and friend. The discussion will begin shortly after Wednesday evening's 7pm performance, and all audience members are welcome to participate. Tickets for this and all performances are now on sale at www.MothersAndSonsBroadway.com. (more...)

Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS to Display AIDS Memorial Quilt at Golden Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally and starring Tony Award and six-time Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly is proud to announce that portions of The AIDS Memorial Quilt are now on display in the lower lobby of the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), where the critically-acclaimed play currently resides. The Quilt, fittingly, is prominently referenced during the course of the 90-minute play, making its residency inside the theater especially poignant. Audience members of Mothers and Sons are encouraged to view the quilt before or after any performance. The quilt will be on display for the entirety of the run of Mothers and Sons. For tickets and information, please visit www.MothersAndSonsBroadway.com. (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

Nathan Lane Joins Tyne Daly and Terrence McNally for MOTHERS AND SONS Talkback Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, now playing at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), will hold a special talkback tonight, April 23rd with Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly joined by fellow Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, who previously worked with McNally on Love! Valour! Compassion!; Bad Habits; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams; and the film version of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. The talkback will begin shortly after Wednesday evening's 7pm performance. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Join Tyne Daly and Terrence McNally for MOTHERS AND SONS Talkback, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, now playing at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), will hold a special talkback on Wednesday, April 23rd with Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly joined by fellow Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, who previously worked with McNally on Love! Valour! Compassion!; Bad Habits; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams; and the film version of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. The talkback will begin shortly after Wednesday evening's 7pm performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Katherine Kovner, Anna Deavere Smith and More at Playwrights Realm's WRITERS BLOCK PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Playwrights Realm just announced the expansion of programming to include two productions as part of the 2014-2015 season. The two productions were announced at the theatre company's seventh annual 'Writers Block Party' on Monday, April 7, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Playwrights Realm Sets Elizabeth Irwin's MY MANANA COMES & Anton Dudley's CITY OF for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Playwrights Realm has announced the expansion of programming to include two productions as part of the 2014-2015 season. The first production will be the world premiere of MY MAÑANA COMES by next season's Page One Playwright Elizabeth Irwin, running August 26 - September 20, 2014 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The inaugural Alumni Production will be the world premiere of CITY OF by Alumni Page One Playwright Anton Dudley, running January - February TBD, 2015 at a venue TBA. In an effort to further support and advance the careers of its playwrights, the Alumni Production will allow The Realm to produce new work by its growing contingency of Alumni Playwrights. The two productions were announced at the theatre company's seventh annual 'Writers Block Party' on Monday, April 7, 2014. (more...)

Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS Announces Talkback Series with Huffington Post, New $30 Ticket Policy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally has announced today that it will offer a series of post-show talkbacks in conjunction with the Huffington Post Gay Voices on four consecutive Wednesday evenings (4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30) at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Special guests will include LGBT activist and journalist David Mixner, attorney Roberta Kaplan, Huffington Post Gay Voices deputy editor Curtis M. Wong, and CNN political commentator Hilary Rosen, among others. Full details below. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS Opens Tonight- Terrence McNally Celebrates 50 Years on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Four-time Tony® Award winning playwright Terrence McNally celebrates two milestones on The Great White Way-his 20thBroadway production and the 50th Anniversary of his Broadway debut-with the opening night of his newest play, Mothers and Sons, at the Golden Theatre(252 West 45th Street) on Monday, March 24, 2014. Over the course of five decades, Mr. McNally has chronicled the human experience with a wide range of works including Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Kiss of the Spider Woman,The Rink, The Ritz, and Bad Habits. A noted LGBT advocate, Mr. McNally is also credited with his unprecedented tracking of the gay rights movement-in all of its stages-as depicted in his plays, culminating in Mothers and Sons, which features the first legally-married gay couple to appear on a Broadway stage. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS Offers $30 Tickets for Patrons Under 30 and Talk Back with Terrence McNally Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will offer a one-night-only special ticket price of $30 for patrons under the age of 30 for tonight's performance of the show at 8PM. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS to Offer $30 Tickets for Patrons Under 30 and Talk Back with Terrence McNally, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will offer a one-night-only special ticket price of $30 for patrons under the age of 30 for the Friday, March 14th performance of the show at 8PM. Ticket quantities are limited and must be purchased in person at the Golden Theatre box office at 252 West 45th Street during normal box office hours. Limit one ticket per patron with a valid ID. This performance will be followed by a talkback hosted by Playbill's Blake Ross and NY1'sFrank DiLella, with a panel discussion to include Terrence McNally and members of the cast. (more...)

West End's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Now Available for Digital Download
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2013

West End's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, which was broadcast in cinemas across the United States earlier this fall, is now available for download over on Digital Theatre. (more...)

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