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ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME Nominated for 2015 Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize; Voting Now Open!ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME Nominated for 2015 Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize; Voting Now Open!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The documentary ELAINE STRICTCH: SHOOT ME, following the late showbiz legend, has been nominated for Cinema Eye's 2015 Audience Choice Prize, it was recently announced. As of today, voting is officially open! (more...)

2016 Summer Olympics Mascots Named After BLACK ORPHEUS Songwriters2016 Summer Olympics Mascots Named After BLACK ORPHEUS Songwriters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Organizing Committee for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro just announced its official mascots will be 'Vinicius' and 'Tom' -- named after legendary Bossa Nova artists Vinicius de Moraes and Antonio Carlos 'Tom' Jobim. These two vital voices in Brazilian culture were responsible, along with collaborator Luiz Bonfa, for the now iconic music at the heart of the Academy Award and Cannes Palme d'Or winning film Black Orpheus. (more...)

Proceeds from Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY to Benefit TDFProceeds from Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY to Benefit TDF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Dress Circle Publishing has announce a partnership with Theatre Development Fund (TDF). Part of the proceeds of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 by Jennifer Ashley Tepper will benefit education programs at TDF, one of the nation's largest not- for profit performing arts service organizations dedicated to the audience. (more...)

Applications for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 Training Programs Now Being AcceptedApplications for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 Training Programs Now Being Accepted
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that they are now accepting applications for their prestigious training programs for the 2015 Season, which give invaluable on-the-job learning opportunities for performers, directors, writers, designers, technicians, and administrators. (more...)

Ron Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYRon Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Casting is complete for Second Stage Theatre presentation of the Atlantic Theater Company's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' acclaimed play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. Ron Cephas Jones (Of Mice of Men and 2ST's Wildflower) and Michael Rispoli (Between Riverside and Crazy at ATC) join previously announced cast members Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, 2ST's Jitney), Victor Almanzar (Repertorio Espanol, LAByrinth Theater), Elizabeth Canavan (The Little Flower of East Orange), Rosal Colon (The Motherf*cker with the Hat) and Liza Colon-Zayas (2ST Water by the Spoonful and Living Out). (more...)

ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME Will Not Advance in Oscars Documentary Feature CategoryELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME Will Not Advance in Oscars Documentary Feature Category
by Movies News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The documentary ELAINE STRICTCH: SHOOT ME did not make the short list of nominees in the Documentary Feature category for this year's ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

Tony Winner George C. Wolfe to Pen/Direct New Starz Series STORYVILLETony Winner George C. Wolfe to Pen/Direct New Starz Series STORYVILLE
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Starz has announced the series development of “Storyville” which is set in New Orleans during the turn of the 20th century where prostitution was decriminalized and an exceedingly vibrant, hedonistic, celebratory subculture emerged and fueled the birth of jazz. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Friends Celebrate Release of UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 at Sardi'sPhoto Flash: Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Friends Celebrate Release of UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 officially hit the shelves yesterday, November 18, from Dress Circle Publishing. The second book in a multivolume collection examines eight Broadway theaters and over 70 years of theatrical history through the voices of such Broadway greats as Jason Robert Brown, Joanna Gleason, Jonathan Groff,Jeremy Jordan,Laura Linney, Joe Mantello, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert Morse, Harold Prince, Charles Strouse, Alex Timbers, Julie Taymor, Robert Wankel, George C. Wolfe and more. The eight Broadway theaters featured in the second book are the Palace Theatre, the Barrymore Theatre, the Gershwin Theatre, the Circle in the Square, the Shubert Theatre, the Criterion Center Stage Right, the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and the Nederlander Theatre. Tepper and her Broadway friends just celebrated the launch of the book at Sardis and you can check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Rare Clip of Elaine Stritch Singing 'Ladies Who Lunch' from COMPANY!STAGE TUBE: Watch Rare Clip of Elaine Stritch Singing 'Ladies Who Lunch' from COMPANY!
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2014

The Elaine Stritch Memorial Tribute 'Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch' was held earlier this week at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, featuring Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Lena Hall, Hal Prince, Betty Buckley,Christine Ebersole, Laura Benanti, Michael Feinstein and more, all on hand to share songs and stories of the theatre legend's life. Featured at the special gathering was this rare clip of the Broadway legend singing her signature song from Company- 'Ladies Who Lunch.' Click below to watch the legend in action. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 Hits the Shelves TodayJennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 Hits the Shelves Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 officially hits the shelves today, November 18, from Dress Circle Publishing. (more...)

BWW TV: Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince and More 'RISE!' in Celebration of Elaine StritchBWW TV: Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince and More 'RISE!' in Celebration of Elaine Stritch
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2014

The Elaine Stritch Memorial Tribute 'Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch' was held today, November 17, at 4 p.m. at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, featuring Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Lena Hall, Hal Prince, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, Laura Benanti, Michael Feinstein and more, all on hand to share songs and stories of the theatre legend's life. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you footage from the tribute below! (more...)

Scott Rudin, George C. Wolfe & More to Bring New Performance Spaces to Proposed NYC Offshore Park?Scott Rudin, George C. Wolfe & More to Bring New Performance Spaces to Proposed NYC Offshore Park?
by Anna Bencivengo - Nov 17, 2014

According to the New York Times, the proposal for the $170 million park, which would be built on a multilevel platform 186 feet off the shoreline of the Hudson River, includes 'a series of wooded nooks and three performance venues, including an amphitheater.' The park, which would be called Pier 55, would replace Pier 54, a flat 875-foot structure that has been gradually sinking into the river. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Nederlander TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Nederlander Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 17, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Nederlander Theatre (more...)

Peters, Lane, Hall, Prince, Buckley, Ebersole, Benanti and More Set for Today's 'EVERYBODY, RISE!' Elaine Stritch TributePeters, Lane, Hall, Prince, Buckley, Ebersole, Benanti and More Set for Today's 'EVERYBODY, RISE!' Elaine Stritch Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Elaine Stritch Memorial Tribute 'Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch' will be held tonight, November 17, at 4 p.m. at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre, featuring Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Lena Hall, Hal Prince, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, Laura Benanti, Michael Feinstein and more, all on on hand to share songs and stories of the theatre legend's life. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Vivian Beaumont TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Vivian Beaumont Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 16, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Vivian Beaumont Theatre (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Criterion Center Stage RightBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Criterion Center Stage Right
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 15, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Criterion Center Stage Right (more...)

Tony-Winner Laura Benanti Added to Elaine Stritch TributeTony-Winner Laura Benanti Added to Elaine Stritch Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Tony-winner Laura Benanti was just added to the Elaine Stritch Memorial Tribute 'Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch.' Benanti will be accompanied by Michael Feinstein on the Irving Berlin song 'You're Just in Love,' from the Broadway musical, CALL ME MADAM. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Shubert TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Shubert Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 14, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Shubert Theatre! (more...)

ELAINE STRITCH SHOOT ME Director Talks Theater Legend's Final DaysELAINE STRITCH SHOOT ME Director Talks Theater Legend's Final Days
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

In a new feature appearing in today's Variety, Chiemi Karasawa, director of the documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME speaks about the final days of the stage and screen legend. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Circle in the Square TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Circle in the Square Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 13, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Circle in the Square Theatre! (more...)

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