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Guess Who's Back! Gavin Creel Will Return to Broadway in THE BOOK OF MORMONGuess Who's Back! Gavin Creel Will Return to Broadway in THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Gavin Creel, 2014 Best Actor in a Musical Olivier Award-winner for his performance as Elder Price in the London production of The Book of Mormon, will join the Broadway company as Elder Price on Tuesday, January 6. Creel also created the role of Elder Price on the US First National Tour. Nic Rouleau, the current Elder Price on Broadway, will play his final performance on Sunday, January 4, before joining the London company of The Book of Mormon, where he begins performances as Elder Price on Monday, February 2. (more...)

Barter Theatre to Host Reading of Dustin Lance Black's 8, 10/22Barter Theatre to Host Reading of Dustin Lance Black's 8, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Barter Theatre will host a one-night-only reading of '8' on October 22 at 7:15 pm at The Tent on Barter Square. '8' is a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8, an attempt to ban same-sex marriage, and is written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and American Foundation of Equal Rights (AFER) Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE & More Set for Fox Cities P.A.C. in NovemberCheyenne Jackson, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE & More Set for Fox Cities P.A.C. in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Music fills the November calendar at the ?Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. The line-up includes toe-tapping classics in Smokey Joe's Cafe , Disney's Fantasia featuring the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, a cabaret with Cheyenne Jackson, getting into the holiday spirit with The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! and legendary jazz guitarist Buddy Guy. See below for descriptions, dates and show prices. (more...)

Disney, Jujamcyn, Nederlander and Shubert Organizations Support I AM HARVEY MILKDisney, Jujamcyn, Nederlander and Shubert Organizations Support I AM HARVEY MILK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman announced today that Disney Theatrical, Jujamcyn Theaters, The Nederlander Organization and The Shubert Organization four of Broadway's leading organizations, have come together by contributing matching donations in support of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, which will have its New York premiere on Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

Matt Bomer to Join Russell Crowe & Ryan Gosling in THE NICE GUYSMatt Bomer to Join Russell Crowe & Ryan Gosling in THE NICE GUYS
by Movies News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

According to Deadline, Emmy nominee Matt Bomer has signed on to join Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling in Shane Black's upcoming drama THE NICE GUYS. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: UPRISING OF LOVEIn the Spotlight Series: UPRISING OF LOVE
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld rings you photos of the participants in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Julianne Moore, Dustin Lance Black & More Join I AM HARVEY MILK Honorary CommitteeJulianne Moore, Dustin Lance Black & More Join I AM HARVEY MILK Honorary Committee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman announced today that a group of political, cultural, and human rights leaders have come together to form an “Honorary Committee” in support of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, which will have its New York premiere on Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Broadway's Star-Studded UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit with Sting, Jane Lynch, Stephen Schwartz & More!BWW TV: Inside Broadway's Star-Studded UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit with Sting, Jane Lynch, Stephen Schwartz & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the special event, catching up with performers including Sting, Lena Hall, Stephanie J. Block, and the evening's host, Jane Lynch! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global EqualityPhoto Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from backtage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Sings for Global Equality - Inside UPRISING OF LOVE with Sting, LuPone, Porter & More!Photo Coverage: Broadway Sings for Global Equality - Inside UPRISING OF LOVE with Sting, LuPone, Porter & More!
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Cast of WICKED and More Set for Tonight's UPRISING OF LOVE BenefitPatti LuPone, Billy Porter, Cast of WICKED and More Set for Tonight's UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) welcome an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality tonight, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

InDepth InterView: Bruce Cohen On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, PUSHING DAISIES: THE MUSICAL, Upcoming Projects & MoreInDepth InterView: Bruce Cohen On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, PUSHING DAISIES: THE MUSICAL, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 15, 2014

Today we are talking to an Academy Award-winning producer all about his sensational career trajectory thus far as we look ahead to next week's LGBT awareness-raising charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, the talented Bruce Cohen. Discussing his friendship with noted composer and UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz, Cohen details what audiences can expect from the star-studded evening of information and entertainment, scripted by none other than Cohen's Oscar-winning MILK collaborator Dustin Lance Black. Furthermore, Cohen outlines how he first became involved with the UPRISING OF LOVE movement at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Additionally, Cohen shares his enthusiasm for the impressive slate of performers scheduled to take the stage of the Gershwin Theater, home of WICKED, for the one-night-only experience - including recording icon Sting, Broadway legend Patti LuPone, recent Tony Award winner Billy Porter, plus the casts of WICKED, I AM HARVEY MILK and more. Plus, Cohen also teases preliminary prospective plans to pursue a stage iteration of TV cult hit PUSHING DAISIES with creator Bryan Fuller, shares memories of working with Steven Spielberg on a number of projects, as well as reflects on producing last season's BIG FISH on Broadway, as well as comments on his Oscar-winning work on AMERICAN BEAUTY, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, upcoming projects and much more! (more...)

Stephanie J. Block to Perform with Cast of Broadway's WICKED at UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit; Lena Hall, Kathy Najimy & More to PresentStephanie J. Block to Perform with Cast of Broadway's WICKED at UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit; Lena Hall, Kathy Najimy & More to Present
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) have announced the full list of presenters set to join the all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on Monday, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jane Lynch On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, GLEE Final Season, ANNIE On Broadway, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT Emmy Win, Upcoming Projects & MoreInDepth InterView: Jane Lynch On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, GLEE Final Season, ANNIE On Broadway, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT Emmy Win, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Today we are talking to a two-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen star who counts a modern-day TV icon among her most memorable roles, none other than nefarious and outrageous Sue Sylvester on FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, the versatile Jane Lynch. Shedding light on her hosting duties for the upcoming GLBT equality charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, set to star Sting, Billy Porter and Patti LuPone, Lynch opens up about the importance of the cause and why she was drawn to participating in the show next week. Additionally, Lynch shares stories from her early theatre days - including performing in an amateur production of UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz's own musical GODSPELL. Plus, Lynch recounts her experiences performing material from beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE on GLEE - with the world premiere of "Little Girls" having been hosted right here on BroadwayWorld - as well as her reflections on starring as Miss Hannigan in the most recent Broadway revival of the popular show. Of course, Lynch shares a brief but tantalizing preview of what viewers and gleeks alike can expect from the final season of GLEE, now back where it all began at McKinley High in Lima, Ohio. All of that, new information on her upcoming onscreen reunion with GLEE co-star Matthew Morrison and much, much more! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Stephen Schwartz On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, WICKED Onstage & Onscreen, PIPPIN, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, New Stage & Screen Projects & MoreInDepth InterView: Stephen Schwartz On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, WICKED Onstage & Onscreen, PIPPIN, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, New Stage & Screen Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 9, 2014

Today we are talking to one of the most successful and accomplished composers and lyricists in Broadway and Hollywood history all about his participation in next week's hotly anticipated charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, co-produced with Bruce Cohen, hosted by Jane Lynch and starring Sting and Patti LuPone, among others - the one and only Stephen Schwartz. Schwartz sheds lights on what inspired him to curate the evening, as well as previews some of the entertainment set to be on hand and what audiences can expect from the Dustin Lance Black-penned benefit to raise awareness of gay bullying and support equal rights for all. Additionally, Schwartz looks back at his many major musical landmarks and touches upon the current revival of PIPPIN as well as long-running Broadway hit WICKED and the currently in development film adaptation of it. Plus, Schwartz comments on the upcoming screen-to-stage adaptation of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, currently set to premiere in La Jolla later this year. Furthermore, Schwartz shares news on the development of several current projects he is working on at the moment, including the new stage musical based on the life of Emanuel Schikaneder and the animated big screen A.R. Rahman collaboration MUMBAI MUSICAL, with remarks on the recent stateside premieres of new musical MY FAIRY TALE and musical revue SNAPSHOTS, too. All of that, thoughts on Ariana Grande and Kanye West sampling 'Popular', GLEE covering 'Defying Gravity', reflections on some lesser-known compositions from his solo albums RELUCTANT PILGRIM and UNCHARTED TERRITORY, thoughts on a Broadway production of CHILDREN OF EDEN and much, much more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Schwartz Talks 'UPRISING OF LOVE' BenefitSTAGE TUBE: Stephen Schwartz Talks 'UPRISING OF LOVE' Benefit
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2014

Click below to watch a special moment from 'In Focus' with Eden Lane's one-on-one with composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz during the PIPPIN National Tour launch in Denver. Schwartz discusses a special one-night-only event he is executive producing. 'Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality' will be hosted by Jane Lynch and features Sting, Patti LuPone, Celina Jaitly, Greg Louganis, Billy Porter, Chely Wright, and the casts of WICKED, ONCE, I AM HARVEY MILK, and more! (more...)

Jane Lynch to Host Star-Studded UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit at Gershwin Theatre; Casts of WICKED, ONCE & More Join LineupJane Lynch to Host Star-Studded UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit at Gershwin Theatre; Casts of WICKED, ONCE & More Join Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) are proud to announce that Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (Glee) will host Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on Monday, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

Billy Porter, Laverne Cox and More Will Join Sting and Patti LuPone for UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit Concert at Gershwin TheatreBilly Porter, Laverne Cox and More Will Join Sting and Patti LuPone for UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit Concert at Gershwin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz have announced additional performers and presenters for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on Monday, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

THE SIMPSONS' Yeardley Smith to Guest Star in ABC's REVENGE Season 4THE SIMPSONS' Yeardley Smith to Guest Star in ABC's REVENGE Season 4
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

As first reported on TVLine, Yeardley Smith, who voices 'Lisa' on The Simpsons, will appear in a guest-starring role in the fourth season of ABC's REVENGE. (more...)

Breaking News: Sting and Patti LuPone to Headline UPRISING OF LOVE LGBT Benefit Concert at Broadway's Gershwin TheatreBreaking News: Sting and Patti LuPone to Headline UPRISING OF LOVE LGBT Benefit Concert at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

On Monday, September 15th, as the world converges upon New York City for the United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative, Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) will present Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

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