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Matt Bomer Joins Cast of Big Screen Western THE MAGNIFICENT SEVENMatt Bomer Joins Cast of Big Screen Western THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2015

Matt Bomer has signed on to the all-star cast of director Antoine Fuqua's upcoming western THE MAGNIFICENT SEVENT. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the transformative power of Shakespeare with GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier. (more...)

Twyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 SeasonTwyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis -- Tania Camargo, Managing Director; Patricia Wolff, Interim Artistic Director; James D'Asaro, Interim Producing Director) announce Artistic Advisors and programming for the 2015-2016 Season, opening October 1-3 with Twyla Tharp: a 50th Anniversary Celebration, a program of new work by Ms. Tharp, co-commissioned by The Wallis (in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Joyce Theatre, Ravina Festival Association & Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and Texas International Theatrical Arts Society). (more...)

INVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 SeasonINVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Second Stage Theatre has announced two New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 37th season.  The season will kick off in fall 2015 with the New York Premiere production of Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' new musical, INVISIBLE THREAD (previously titled Witness Uganda), in association with American Repertory Theater, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin).  The season will continue in early 2016 with the New York premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's (Stick Fly) critically acclaimed play, SMART PEOPLE, directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun, Stick Fly). Two additional productions remain to be announced.  (more...)

7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Winners Announced7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) have announced that Moye Light  from Atlanta has won first place at the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition  held on Monday, May 4th at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Cameron Southerland from Atlanta was the runner-up, and an honorable mention went to Jonathan German from New York City. The event, which was free and open to the public, featured high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. (more...)

Sony Movie Channel to Honor Veterans with Memorial Day Marathon, 5/26Sony Movie Channel to Honor Veterans with Memorial Day Marathon, 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2015

Sony Movie Channel salutes veterans with a stacked Memorial Day Marathon event on Monday, May 25, starting at 6:45 a.m. ET. (more...)

A.C.T. Raises Over $800K With Help From Alan Cumming at GET STRANDED! GalaA.C.T. Raises Over $800K With Help From Alan Cumming at GET STRANDED! Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

With the help of Tony Award winner Alan Cumming and students from the Master of Fine Arts Program, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) raised over $800,000 at its 2015 Season Gala, GET STRANDED!, which celebrated the soon-to-be-opened Strand Theater, A.C.T.'s brand-new performance venue and education center. (more...)

John Douglas Thompson to be Honored at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring GalaJohn Douglas Thompson to be Honored at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Acclaimed classical actor John Douglas Thompson will receive the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language In Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday. The celebration, Monday, May 11, is at Capitale, 130 Bowery on the Lower East Side. (more...)

Crystal Dickinson, David Gallo & More to Judge 7th Annual National August Wilson Monologue CompetitionCrystal Dickinson, David Gallo & More to Judge 7th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company have announced the judges for the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition on Monday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). The event, which is free and open to the public, features high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. (more...)

Russian Revolution! Meet the Full Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRussian Revolution! Meet the Full Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO officially opens at the Broadway Theatre tonight, April 21, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

NiC 50: 2015 Ranking of the Most Powerful Americans 50+NiC 50: 2015 Ranking of the Most Powerful Americans 50+
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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Late ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott to Receive 2015 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement AwardLate ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott to Receive 2015 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) has named the late ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott,the recipient of the2015 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award. (more...)

CALL MY PUBLICIST Set for Single Performance at York Theatre Company TonightCALL MY PUBLICIST Set for Single Performance at York Theatre Company Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only TONIGHT, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Folger Theatre & Capitol Riverfront BID to Celebrate Shakespeare Birthday with Film ScreeningsFolger Theatre & Capitol Riverfront BID to Celebrate Shakespeare Birthday with Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Folger Theatre and the Capitol Riverfront BID celebrate Shakespeare's birthday this April with three free screenings of some of the most beloved film adaptations of the Bard. From April 24 through April 26, free screenings of Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, and Franco Zeffirelli's The Taming of the Shrew will begin at sundown, between 7:30 and 8pm each night. Actors from Folger Theatre's production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (on stage May 12 through June 21) will be present to introduce the screenings and area vendors will be on hand to provide refreshments. Bard in the Yards represents an exciting collaboration between Folger Theatre and the Capitol Riverfront BID in a burgeoning area just south of Capitol Hill. (more...)

Curtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 8, With Special Guest Internationally Acclaimed Actor Miles AndersonCurtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 8, With Special Guest Internationally Acclaimed Actor Miles Anderson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Curtain Call Podcast, an audio podcast featuring hour-long interviews with diverse theater professionals, announces the release of Episode Eight (8) with special guest Miles Anderson available for free download starting April 1, 2015. (more...)

Tavis Smiley, Kenny Leon Adapting Maya Angelou Memoir for the StageTavis Smiley, Kenny Leon Adapting Maya Angelou Memoir for the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

According to the Associated Press, Tavis Smiley is teaming with Kenny Leon to adapt his memoir MY JOURNEY WITH MAYA into a stage play. (more...)

National August Wilson Monologue Competition to be Held at Broadway's August Wilson TheatreNational August Wilson Monologue Competition to be Held at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company have announced the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). The event, which is free and open to the public, features high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Porland and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next MonthYork Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only on Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

VIDEO: Starz Releases Trailer BLACK SAILS Season 3; Ray Stevenson Joins CastVIDEO: Starz Releases Trailer BLACK SAILS Season 3; Ray Stevenson Joins Cast
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Starz announced today the casting of Ray Stevenson (“Rome,” Divergent), as the iconic pirate 'Blackbeard,' also known as 'Edward Teach,' on the Emmy®-winning Original series “Black Sails.” (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

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