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People's Light to Present World Premiere of THE HARASSMENT OF IRIS MALLOYPeople's Light to Present World Premiere of THE HARASSMENT OF IRIS MALLOY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

People's Light presents the world premiere of a suspenseful and sexy political drama by Producing Director Zak Berkman. The Harassment of Iris Malloy features award-winning stage, film and television actor Scott Bryce, and runs from June 15-July 10, 2016 in the Steinbright Stage. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. (more...)

ROOTS Event Series Kicks Off HISTORY's Summer Original Programming LineupROOTS Event Series Kicks Off HISTORY's Summer Original Programming Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Kicking off with the premiere of the highly anticipated event series 'ROOTS,' HISTORY is unveiling the most robust summer of original programming in the 21 year history of the network. (more...)

ROOTS Cast & Producers to Visit White House for Screening & PanelROOTS Cast & Producers to Visit White House for Screening & Panel
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

The event includes a sneak peek screening of the four-night, eight-hour event series before it premieres on HISTORY on Monday, May 30 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Minds Eye Entertainment, Bridgegate Pictures & VMI Worldwide Set 6-Picture Production, Distribution SlateMinds Eye Entertainment, Bridgegate Pictures & VMI Worldwide Set 6-Picture Production, Distribution Slate
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Minds Eye Entertainment, in association with Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide, have financed and green lit a six-picture production slate of sci-fi, action and thriller films.  Minds Eye Entertainment will distribute the films in North America, while VMI Worldwide will distribute the titles internationally.  The six films will also be shot for the new Barco Escape three-screen, panoramic theatrical format, which fully surrounds audiences and offers the ultimate immersive cinema experience.  Portions of the films will also be shot in Virtual Reality. (more...)

Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Women of Achievement Awards; Lisa Lampanelli to HostMartha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Women of Achievement Awards; Lisa Lampanelli to Host
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Women's Project Theater (WP Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the 31st ANNUAL WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS GALA. (more...)

They Were Robbed! Who Was Not Nominated for the Tony Awards?They Were Robbed! Who Was Not Nominated for the Tony Awards?
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony Award Nominations were announced earlier today, and while a select, talented few will spend the day celebrating their achievements, there are many who fell just short of a nod. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

Digital Media Zone Launched as a New Way of Reporting on the United Nations High Level Meetings Digital Media Zone Launched as a New Way of Reporting on the United Nations High Level Meetings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This SummerJames Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from July 18 through July 24. (more...)

Forest Whitaker to Host PERFORMERS4PEACE Concert at 42West; Lesli Margherita, Constantine Maroulis & More to Appear!Forest Whitaker to Host PERFORMERS4PEACE Concert at 42West; Lesli Margherita, Constantine Maroulis & More to Appear!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Bird, Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building.  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Teaser Trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORYVIDEO: Watch Teaser Trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
by Movies News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The brander new teaser trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY has just debuted on Good Morning America. Check it out below! (more...)

Access Theater Welcomes New Artistic and Producing DirectorsAccess Theater Welcomes New Artistic and Producing Directors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Access Theater announces the selection of Sarah Norris and Michael Aguirre as the new Artistic Director and Producing Director, respectively. Founder and owner Jacqueline Christy will shift to the new position of Executive Director as Access Theater enters its 24th season. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/26-3/27/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/26-3/27/2016
by - Mar 27, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 27, 2016 - Sunday, March 27, 2016. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 27, 2016

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), officially closes today, Sunday, March 27th, 2017, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), HUGHIE was a limited engagement. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/26/2016
by - Mar 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/26/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2016BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2016
by - Mar 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 20, 2016BWW's On This Day - March 20, 2016
by - Mar 20, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

A&E Developing New Sketch Comedy, Music & Showcase Series 50 CENTS PRESENTSA&E Developing New Sketch Comedy, Music & Showcase Series 50 CENTS PRESENTS
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

A&E Network is in development on a new sketch comedy, music and showcase series 50 CENT PRESENTS (working title) developed by, starring and executive produced by renowned rapper, actor, entrepreneur Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Launches 'Tribeca Tune In' to Showcase Best in TVTribeca Film Festival Launches 'Tribeca Tune In' to Showcase Best in TV
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced a further expansion of TV with a new program, Tribeca Tune In. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/4/2016 - WEST SIDE STORY, HUNGRY, ECLIPSED and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/4/2016 - WEST SIDE STORY, HUNGRY, ECLIPSED and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 4, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: WEST SIDE STORY begins in Queens, and Lupita Nyong'o stars in ECLIPSED, opening on Sunday! (more...)

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