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Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, David Hyde Pierce & Denis O'Hare to Guest on ABC's LGBT Rights Series WHEN WE RISERosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, David Hyde Pierce & Denis O'Hare to Guest on ABC's LGBT Rights Series WHEN WE RISE
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Michael K. Williams ("Boardwalk Empire," "The Wire") and Ivory Aquino join the cast of ABC's event limited series "When We Rise." Williams portrays African American community organizer Ken Jones, and Aquino plays the role of transgender activist Cecilia Chung. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andrew Lippa of I AM ANNE HUTCHINSON/I AM HARVEY MILK at Music Center At StrathmoreBWW Interview: Andrew Lippa of I AM ANNE HUTCHINSON/I AM HARVEY MILK at Music Center At Strathmore
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 19, 2016

Andrew has had a prolific career as a writer, from the above mentioned Off-Broadway favorites, to supplying additional material for the You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown revival, as well as music & lyrics for Broadway's Big Fish and The Addams Family. Now he's taken on two of our country's greatest civil rights legends, gay rights activist Harvey Milk, and women's rights activist Anne Hutchinson (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Perform at MPAC, 5/20Matthew Morrison to Perform at MPAC, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Matthew Morrison, Broadway leading-man and star of the hit TV series Glee, comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $59 - $99. (more...)

Video Flashback: King Rory O'Malley Arrives in HAMILTON Tonight; Long May He Reign!Video Flashback: King Rory O'Malley Arrives in HAMILTON Tonight; Long May He Reign!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Make way! There's a new King in town. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony Award-nominee Rory O'Malley will reign as King George in the Broadway musical Hamilton starting today, April 11 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St). Jonathan Groff (Tony Award-Nominee) played his final performance on Saturday, April 9 to begin filming the lead role in David Fincher's new drama series for Netflix entitled 'Mindhunter.' (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The WallisChristine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Stage Veterans Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Skeggs & Austin McKenzie Set for ABC's LGBT Event Series WHEN WE RISEStage Veterans Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Skeggs & Austin McKenzie Set for ABC's LGBT Event Series WHEN WE RISE
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

ABC Studios has cast the epic event limited series 'When We Rise,' written and created by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Starring in the event limited series are Guy Pearce ('Memento,' 'L.A. Confidential') as LGBT activist Cleve Jones, Mary-Louise Parker ('Weeds,' 'Angels in America') as women's rights leader Roma Guy and Rachel Griffiths ('Brothers and Sisters,' 'Six Feet Under') as her wife, social justice activist Diane. The roles of African American community organizer Ken Jones and transgender activist Cecelia Chung are still to be cast, among others. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/23/2015 - It's a Holly, Jolly Broadway Christmas!WAKE UP with BWW 12/23/2015 - It's a Holly, Jolly Broadway Christmas!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 23, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Christmas weekend's big news: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE begins tonight at New World Stages, and be sure to check back with us for Broadway's holiday weekend schedule and '12 Days' countdown! (more...)

'8' Scribe Dustin Lance Black to Pen Gay Rights Movement Miniseries for ABC'8' Scribe Dustin Lance Black to Pen Gay Rights Movement Miniseries for ABC
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Dustin Lance Black will reteam with 'Milk' director Gus Van Sant on an eight-hour miniseries for ABC which will follow the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community's civil rights movement. (more...)

VIDEO: Matt Bomer Dances to 'Hotline Bling' on Last Night's AHS: HOTEL!VIDEO: Matt Bomer Dances to 'Hotline Bling' on Last Night's AHS: HOTEL!
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Last night's episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL's Matt Bomer rocking out to Drake's summertime hit 'Hotline Bling'. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Darcey Bussell CBE, Tom Daley and David Walliams are today, 1 December 2015, announced as patrons of Matthew Bourne's charity Re:Bourne. (more...)

Matt Bomer to Lead Amazon Drama Pilot THE LAST TYCOONMatt Bomer to Lead Amazon Drama Pilot THE LAST TYCOON
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

AHS: HOTEL star Matt Bomer has signed on for the lead role Amazon Studios' drama pilot THE LAST TYCOON,  based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's final unfinished novel. (more...)

Oppressed in Heels & A Letter for You to Present THE TROJAN WOMEN, 10/23-11/1Oppressed in Heels & A Letter for You to Present THE TROJAN WOMEN, 10/23-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Oppressed in Heels and A Letter for You presents THE TROJAN WOMEN, a new devised work pulled from interviews of women dealing with war in its many ravaging forms weaved into the narrative of Euripides' classic text. Nathaniel P. Claridad (the original company of Here Lies Love) directs and serves as head writer for the new investigative theatre piece that will play October 23rd through November 1 at the Access Theatre. (more...)

Showtime Presents World Television Premiere of PROPHET'S PREY TonightShowtime Presents World Television Premiere of PROPHET'S PREY Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

The highly-anticipated documentary PROPHET'S PREY will make its world television premiere tonight, October 10th at 9 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Showtime to Present World Telvision Premiere of Documentary PROPHETS PREY, TodayShowtime to Present World Telvision Premiere of Documentary PROPHETS PREY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The highly-anticipated documentary PROPHET'S PREY will make its world television premiere today, October 10th at 9 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Oppressed in Heels & A Letter for You to Present THE TROJAN WOMEN, 10/23-11/1Oppressed in Heels & A Letter for You to Present THE TROJAN WOMEN, 10/23-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Oppressed in Heels and A Letter for You presents THE TROJAN WOMEN, a new devised work pulled from interviews of women dealing with war in its many ravaging forms weaved into the narrative of Euripides' classic text. Nathaniel P. Claridad (the original company of Here Lies Love) directs and serves as head writer for the new investigative theatre piece that will play October 23rd through November 1 at the Access Theatre. (more...)

Jimi Hendrix Among Subjects of Showtime's Documentary Slate for Late 2015Jimi Hendrix Among Subjects of Showtime's Documentary Slate for Late 2015
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

SHOWTIME is laying out an ambitious new documentary slate for late 2015. Scheduled for this fall are uncensored looks at such fascinating figures as Marlon Brando, Jimi Hendrix, Suge Knight, Barney Frank and Warren Jeffs (more...)

Showtime to Present World Telvision Premiere of Documentary PROPHETS PREY, 10/10Showtime to Present World Telvision Premiere of Documentary PROPHETS PREY, 10/10
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The highly-anticipated documentary PROPHET'S PREY will make its world television premiere on Saturday, October 10th at 9 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Showtime Announces World Television Premiere Date for Documentary PROPHET'S PREYShowtime Announces World Television Premiere Date for Documentary PROPHET'S PREY
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The highly-anticipated documentary PROPHET'S PREY will make its world television premiere on Saturday, October 10th at 9 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Creative Sexologist, Artisan Playwright, & Jam-maker Collaborate on New Musical, SEX, LOVE, & YOGACreative Sexologist, Artisan Playwright, & Jam-maker Collaborate on New Musical, SEX, LOVE, & YOGA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

?In Association with Macha Theatre, Professional Sexologist, Dr. Stephanie Torres, and acclaimed playwright, director and musical guru, Kate Sullivan Gibbens, collaborate on a provocative new musical, "SEX, LOVE, & YOGA" making its world premiere at MACHA Theatre in West Hollywood, August 15th, 2015 http://www.sexloveandyoga.com (more...)

Broadway Impact: A Look Back at an Organization That Made a DifferenceBroadway Impact: A Look Back at an Organization That Made a Difference
by Nora Dominick - Jun 26, 2015

Rejoice! This morning the U.S Supreme Court ruled that Same-Sex Marriage is now legal in all 50 states. The new ruling states that refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the Constitution. (more...)

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