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Paul Anka, Loretta Swit & Jennifer Simard Set for STATE OF THE ARTS on WPKN-FM This WeekPaul Anka, Loretta Swit & Jennifer Simard Set for STATE OF THE ARTS on WPKN-FM This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

PAUL ANKA, LORETTA SWIT and JENNIFER SIMARD headline this week's (Friday, April 22) State of the ARTS which airs LIVE Fridays from 12noon to 1pm on WPKN-FM (89.5) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Co-hosts of the weekly arts & entertainment program are Richard Pheneger and Tom Holehan sitting in for Peggy Nelson. (more...)

Shonda Rhimes to Receive 2016 International EMMY Founders AwardShonda Rhimes to Receive 2016 International EMMY Founders Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that it will present the 2016 International Emmy® Founders Award to Shonda Rhimes, the prolific Writer, Executive Producer and Creator (more...)

BWW Review: The Rep's World Premiere Sizzles in SIRENS OF SONG and Woos Women to UniteBWW Review: The Rep's World Premiere Sizzles in SIRENS OF SONG and Woos Women to Unite
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 31, 2016

Women of the World unite for Milwaukee Rep's poetic, powerful world premiere titled Sirens of Song featuring the musical history through a women's perspective sung through familiar melodies of the 20th century. While the music begins in December 1901 with the Daughters of Freedom, the Stackner Cabaret provides the ultimate setting for Scenic Designer Scott Davis' abandoned clothing shop filled with manikins dressed in period costumes-all surrounded by a grand, gilt broken picture frame where these three actors make their Rep debuts. A revue written by Kevin Ramsey and his niece Pearl Ramsey, the two collaborators weave world events through a century worth of popular music. Woo a women's heart at Milwaukee Rep's poetic, powerful world premiere titled Sirens of Song featuring  history tuned to a women's perspective and sung through familiar melodies of the 20th century. While the music begins in December 1901 with the 'Daughters of Freedom', the Stackner Cabaret provides the ultimate setting for Scenic Designer Scott Davis' abandoned clothing shop filled with manikins dressed in period costumes-all surrounded by a grand, gilt fragmented picture frame where these three actresses open their Rep debuts. A  world premiere revue written by Kevin Ramsey and his niece Pearl Ramsey, the two collaborators weave world events through a century worth of popular music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS with Lisa Howard, Jill Paice & More!Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS with Lisa Howard, Jill Paice & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 29, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel), Jill Paice (An American in Paris), Award-winning Nightlife Legend Marilyn Maye & two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You, Enter Laughing The Musical) and more just appeared in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, March 28, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. BroadwayWorld brings you photos backstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jill Paice, Josh Grisetti & More Sing the Musicals of the 1950s at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS!Photo Coverage: Jill Paice, Josh Grisetti & More Sing the Musicals of the 1950s at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 29, 2016

Tony Award-nominees Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel) & John Cariani (Something Rotten, Fiddler on the Roof), Jill Paice (An American in Paris), Award-winning Nightlife Legend Marilyn Maye & two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You, Enter Laughing The Musical) just appeared in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, March 28, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Comes to The Town Hall This JuneHERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Comes to The Town Hall This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The story and music of America's Composer come to life on stage when The Town Hall presents HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (Broadway's George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein). Directed by Trevor Hay, HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN plays one night only, Monday, June 6 at 8PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Honorees for Benefit Headlined by Ana GasteyerArena Stage Announces Honorees for Benefit Headlined by Ana Gasteyer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

As previously announced, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host An Evening with Ana Gasteyer, an exclusive celebration that includes the inaugural presentation of the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award, Monday, May 9, 2016. Additional details for the exclusive evening have been confirmed, including a host of D.C. luminaries serving on the honorary committee led by Event Chair and Arena Stage Board of Trustees Vice Chair Michele G. Berman. The evening will kick off with a VIP cocktail reception and three-course seated dinner, followed by the performance, after which guests will enjoy a post-show party with desserts and dancing. (more...)

Karen Akers, Jill Paice, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 3/28Karen Akers, Jill Paice, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Tony Award-nominees Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel) & John Cariani (Something Rotten, Fiddler on the Roof), Jill Paice (An American in Paris), Award-winning Nightlife Legend Marilyn Maye & two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You, Enter Laughing The Musical) are set to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 28 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'AGING IS OPTIONAL,' 4/29-30Tovah Feldshuh Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'AGING IS OPTIONAL,' 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Acclaimed Broadway, film and television star, Tovah Feldshuh - nominated six times for the Tony and Emmy Awards-returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, April 29 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 30 (7 p.m.) with her one-woman show, Tovah: Aging is Optional. (more...)

BWW Review: Relatable HICK, Eleanor Roosevelt's Lesbian Love Story, at Theatre ProjectBWW Review: Relatable HICK, Eleanor Roosevelt's Lesbian Love Story, at Theatre Project
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 26, 2016

This was a substantial play that dealt thoughtfully with a host of issues. There's feminism: the story of a woman fighting her way through a male-dominated profession, rising from a little paper in Battle Creek to a national byline with the Associated Press. There's journalistic ethics: what happens when a reporter gets too close to a subject, and the tricky line between reporting and public relations. Then there's the problem encountered by an involuntary archivist: what to do with a trove of letters that reveal a historical personage's private life? And most of all, there's a strange love triangle: on the evidence of the play, Hickok was nearly as smitten with Franklin Roosevelt's policies as she was with his wife, going so far as to serve in his administration. (more...)

Robert Klein to Host Berger & London's 'MOSES TO MOSTEL' at The Town HallRobert Klein to Host Berger & London's 'MOSES TO MOSTEL' at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Town Hall presents From Moses to Mostel: A History of The Jews (According to Musical Theater), a premiere chronological history of the Jewish people as depicted on stage and in song, on Saturday, February 27 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Terry Baum to Lead HICK: A LOVE STORY at Theatre ProjectTerry Baum to Lead HICK: A LOVE STORY at Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Terry Baum, from Lilith Theater of San Francisco, brings her one-woman show, Hick: A Love Story - the Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt, to Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore, for two weeks of performances, February 25 - March 6. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Go Inside the Recording Studio with the Company of CLINTON THE MUSICAL!BWW TV Exclusive: Go Inside the Recording Studio with the Company of CLINTON THE MUSICAL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 23, 2015

Ghostlight Records has released the Original Cast Album of the hit, headline-making Off-Broadway musical Clinton The Musical with CDs in stores and online today, Friday, November 20. It was released in all digital formats earlier this season. The production has book, music and lyrics by Paul Hodge, book by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge, and was directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges with musical direction by James Dobinson and orchestrations by Neil Douglas Reilly. Clinton The Musical was produced by Kari Lynn Hearn ofCoolChic Productions, and with Ken Davenport serving as executive producer. The recording was produced by Dean Sharenow and Paul Hodge, with Kari Lynn Hearn serving as executive producer. To order the album, please visitwww.sh-k-boom.com/clintonthemusical. Below, check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the cast in the recording studio! (more...)

Hook & Eye Theater's 2016 PlayLabs to Kick Off in JanuaryHook & Eye Theater's 2016 PlayLabs to Kick Off in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Hook & Eye Theater is proud to announce its fourth season of Instant PlayLabs. Beginning in January 2016, the company will open its doors to artists of every discipline (on a first come/first served basis) for three nights of creative generation. Each PlayLab will focus on an aspect of their newest show, which is a collaborative elaboration on America's National Parks and the She-She-She camps initiated in 1933 by Eleanor Roosevelt as an answer to the Civilian Conservation Corps. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/08/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 11/08/2015Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/01/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? BOOK OF MORMON's Candace QuarrelsWHERE ARE THEY NOW? BOOK OF MORMON's Candace Quarrels
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2015

Candace Quarrels' story is one of those hard-to-believe show business tales that is likely to resonate with so many people, for so long, that it might become legendary in time. In fact, it may be the modern day equivalent to the age-old tale of a young, sweater-clad Lana Turner being discovered at a lunch counter in Schwab's drugstore in L.A. (back in the day when aspiring starlets had lunch at drug store soda fountains) and being transformed into a movie star - who, interestingly enough (especially for this story), became a legend. (more...)

BWW Review: Renaissance Theaterworks' THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL Pleads for Human CompassionBWW Review: Renaissance Theaterworks' THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL Pleads for Human Compassion
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 30, 2015

Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) inhabits the Studio Theater at the Broadway Theatre Center and presents a true ballad--a dramatic narrative told over generations often set to music and dance--where this powerful tale recounts the life of 14 year-old Emmett Till. Over the thrid October weekend, Ifa Bayeza's The Ballad of Emmett TIll visiblly moved Milwaukee audiences using an evocative stage designed by Madelyn Yee, ghost like in representing a church sanctuary centered on a coffin-like altar where a circular window, an archtectural rose window, a wheel from a cotton gin or perhaps star, was placed above the 'altar.' Arches, like skeletons of stained glass windows, framed both sides of the backdrop The innventive set combined with a dream cast imaginatively directed by Marti Gobel breathes life into this young boy's ballad. (more...)

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