Frank Rich News

The Ringwald Announces Special Staged Reading SeriesThe Ringwald Announces Special Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre is bringing to its stage a series of staged readings exploring the AIDS crisis, as seen by Broadway playwrights at the time. Talkbacks with each creative team will follow each performance. (more...)

'MERRILY' Documentary 'BEST WORST THING' Coming to iTunes Movies Next Month'MERRILY' Documentary 'BEST WORST THING' Coming to iTunes Movies Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The acclaimed documentary film Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened -- fresh off its theatrical run, and currently 94% on Rotten Tomatoes -- will be available exclusively for purchase and rental on iTunes Movies starting March 3, 2017, announced the film's producer, Bruce David Klein, of Atlas Media Corp, and Richard Abramowitz President of theatrical distributor Abramorama. The film will be available for preorder tomorrow, February 24th, 2017. (more...)

Azuka's Pay What You Decide Season Continues with World Premiere of SH_THEADSAzuka's Pay What You Decide Season Continues with World Premiere of SH_THEADS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Following a record, at-capacity run of How We Got On, Azuka Theatre continues their 2016-2017 "pay what you decide" season with the world premiere of Sh_theads. Developed in partnership with PlayPenn, playwright Douglas Williams and director Kevin Glaccum examine a down-and-out bike shop in lower Manhattan and the lives of the people who love to work there. (more...)

Hilarity Ensues Onstage and Behind the Scenes in NOISES OFFHilarity Ensues Onstage and Behind the Scenes in NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) continues its 14th season of transformation with Noises Off by Michael Frayn, a play some have hailed as the greatest farce ever written. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary to Screen in Cleveland This WeekendMERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary to Screen in Cleveland This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

'Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened' the acclaimed documentary featuring Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Jason Alexander and Mandy Patinkin, which premiered at the prestigious New York Film Festival, will play for this weekend only in two special screenings at Cinematheque/Cleveland Institute of Art. (more...)

HBO to Premiere 10-Episode Season 6 of VEEP, 4/16HBO to Premiere 10-Episode Season 6 of VEEP, 4/16
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

HBO has confirmed an April debut for the new season of VEEP, with the Emmy®-winning comedy series set to kick off its ten-episode sixth season SUNDAY, APRIL 16 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

STRANGER THINGS, HAMILTON'S AMERICA Among Nominees for 2017 PGA AwardsSTRANGER THINGS, HAMILTON'S AMERICA Among Nominees for 2017 PGA Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Producers Guild of America has announced the nominations for the 2017 PGA Awards for television. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Secures New Public Relations ManagerFlorida Grand Opera Secures New Public Relations Manager
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to welcome a new addition to the company's marketing and communications team. Brian Kellow, acclaimed arts journalist and blogger, will serve as Public Relations Manager in January 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway.   (more...)

MOONLIGHT Among Film Comment's 2016 Best-of-Year ListsMOONLIGHT Among Film Comment's 2016 Best-of-Year Lists
by Movies News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Film Comment's annual end-of-year survey was released today with Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann, Barry Jenkins's Moonlight, and Paul Verhoeven's Elle taking the top spots among films released in 2016. (more...)

Reston Community Players Opens 50th Season with GYPSYReston Community Players Opens 50th Season with GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

It's known as one of the most classic American musicals of all time. Broadway productions have starred legends ranging from Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, and Patti LuPone. While, the motion picture versions were led by Merman and Bette Midler. Now, Gypsy takes the stage at Reston Community Players October 21-November 12 in an exciting opening to the company's 50th season. Loosely based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy focuses on the story of her mother, Rose, called "the ultimate stage mother." (more...)

BWW Interview: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Donald Margulies Remodels THE MODEL APARTMENT at the GeffenBWW Interview: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Donald Margulies Remodels THE MODEL APARTMENT at the Geffen
by Gil Kaan - Oct 18, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize winner and much lauded playwright Donald Margulies' currently back in Los Angeles for his revival of his 1988 Obie Award-winning THE MODEL APARTMENT. His foray into writing for film The End of the Tour made him a festival darling with nominations for Film Independent Spirit and UCLA Scripter Awards. (more...)


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The Gamm Theatre to Present AMERICAN BUFFALOThe Gamm Theatre to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

American Buffalo by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet (Glengary Glen Ross) opens at The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) on November 17. Tyler Dobrowsky (The Rant, Morality Play) directs the play that put Mamet on the map as a major American playwright. Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella, Gamm Resident Director Fred Sullivan, Jr. and Gamm regular Marc Dante Mancini play three small time criminals working together to pull off a 'big time' heist and grab their share of the American Dream. (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Addition to 2016-17 Season SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIMKansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Addition to 2016-17 Season SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an exciting addition to its current season. Artistic Director Eric Rosen will direct a starry cast in the acclaimed musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim. (more...)

Reston Community Players Opens 50th Season with GYPSYReston Community Players Opens 50th Season with GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

It's known as one of the most classic American musicals of all time. Broadway productions have starred legends ranging from Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, and Patti LuPone. While, the motion picture versions were led by Merman and Bette Midler. Now, Gypsy takes the stage at Reston Community Players October 21-November 12 in an exciting opening to the company's 50th season. Loosely based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy focuses on the story of her mother, Rose, called "the ultimate stage mother." (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Frank Rich's GHOST LIGHT, Blue GoboExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Frank Rich's GHOST LIGHT, Blue Gobo
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 8, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: The power of illumination!  (more...)

Lillias White Stars in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad, Beginning Tonight in Los AngelesLillias White Stars in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad, Beginning Tonight in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Center Theatre Group presents August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' which begins previews tonight, August 31, opens September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Letting the Memory Live Again- How CATS Became a PhenomenonLetting the Memory Live Again- How CATS Became a Phenomenon
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 31, 2016

The marquee in front of the Neil Simon Theatre encourages passersby to 'let the memory live again.' It's been almost thirty-four years since Grizabella, Mistoffelees and Rum Tum Tugger first bowed on Broadway, and now in 2016, the jellicles are back with a vengence. The impact that the show has had on audiences has been famously polarizing, and yet few other musicals in Broadway history have achieved greater success and notoriety than Cats. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WORLD GOES ROUND at the Stephen Joseph TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE WORLD GOES ROUND at the Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

A sparkling line-up of musical talent will make this summer's 25 the anniversary production of Kander and Ebb's The World Goes Round at the SJT a must-see for all fans of musical theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

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