Debbie Bisno News

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 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...)

Bobby Steggert and Frederick Weller Join Tyne Daly in MOTHERS AND SONS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Frederick Weller and Tony® Award nominee Bobby Steggert will join Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Tyne Daly in the upcoming Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons, it was announced today. Weller will portray Cal Porter opposite Daly's Katharine Gerard. Steggert, currently seen on Broadway in Big Fish, reprises the role of Will Ogden which he created in an earlier production of the play at Bucks County Playhouse. Mothers and Sons marks Mr. McNally's 20th Broadway show, and will be directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). It will play Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Preview performances have been set to begin Sunday, February 23, 2014, and the opening night has been announced for Monday, March 24, 2014. Mothers and Sons is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle. For tickets and more information, visit www.MothersAndSonsBroadway.com. (more...)

West End's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG to Debut in Cinemas Nationwide, Dec 23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

SpectiCast along with CinemaLive and Digital Theatre present the encore presentation of Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed revival of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG from London's West End to American audiences nationwide from Monday, December 23, 2013 through Sunday, February 23, 2014. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS with Tyne Daly
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Tickets go on sale today, December 9, 2013 for the new Broadway play Mothers and Sons by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tony Award winner Tyne Daly. Mothers and Sons marks Mr. McNally's 20th Broadway show, and will be directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). Additional casting will be announced shortly. As previously announced, Mothers and Sons will play Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

Tickets on Sale 12/9 for MOTHERS AND SONS, Starring Tyne Daly
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Tickets go on sale Monday, December 9, 2013 for the new Broadway play Mothers and Sons by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tony Award winner Tyne Daly. Mothers and Sons marks Mr. McNally's 20th Broadway show, and will be directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). Additional casting will be announced shortly. As previously announced, Mothers and Sons will play Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

OFFICIAL: Tyne Daly-Led MOTHERS AND SONS to Open at Golden Theatre on 3/24; Previews Begin 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge chatted with Daly on the red carpet for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER last night, where she revealed that the show will play the John Golden Theatre. Additional details have not yet been announced. (more...)

ANNIE and Pedrigree Raise Over $1 Million to Help Dogs Find Homes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

In a dual effort to raise awareness for dog adoption and help more dogs find loving homes, ANNIE teamed up with PEDIGREE Brand for the 'See the Show, Help a Dog' initiative. At the heart of the partnership is the PEDIGREE Brand belief that every dog deserves a loving home. It's a sentiment shared with ANNIE and Broadway - an organization that has cast shelter dogs in starring roles for decades. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG to be Screened in Cinemas Across Canada, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Following sold-out showings in New York City and buzz across the United States, Maria Friedman's award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG has moved audiences around the world and now comes to 55 cinemas across Canada for one night only on Thursday, November 7. (more...)

Come in Costume and Get An ANNIE Trick-or-Treating Surprise Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

ANNIE, Broadway's favorite musical for all ages, invites your family to celebrate Halloween at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street) tonight, October 31st. Come in your Halloween costume and get a trick-or-treating surprise. (more...)

Come in Costume and Get An ANNIE Trick-or-Treating Surprise, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

ANNIE, Broadway's favorite musical for all ages, invites your family to celebrate Halloween at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street) on Thursday, October 31st. Come in your Halloween costume and get a trick-or-treating surprise. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Adds Screenings in NYC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Late night cinema screenings of Maria Friedman's award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG have been added in NYC including the Union Square Regal and possibly more to follow. Go to www.fathomevents.com for tickets and most updated information. Early shows are completely sold out in NYC. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG to Screen in Cinemas Across the US Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Following exclusive premieres in New York and London attended by the cast, creative team, and Stephen Sondheim himself, Maria Friedman's award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG screens in cinemas across the United States tomorrow, October 23, for one night only. (more...)

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