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East West Players' Producing Artistic Director to Step DownEast West Players' Producing Artistic Director to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest running professional theatre of color and the largest creator of Asian Pacific artistic work, announced today that Tim Dang, Producing Artistic Director for the past 22 years, will step down in June 2016 at the end of the organization's 50th Anniversary celebration. This will give the organization a full year to transition to a new strategic plan and to mentor new leadership for the next chapter of the organization. (more...)

Nominate George Takei's IT TAKEIS TWO Webseries for The StreamysNominate George Takei's IT TAKEIS TWO Webseries for The Streamys
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The Streamys, the pre-eminent awards for online video, are in the nomination phase and the new web series IT TAKEIS TWO from sci-fi legend and gay-rights icon George Takei and his husband Brad Takei is in consideration ... and George's legion of fans can help! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015
by - Jun 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Sunday, June 28, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lea Salonga on ALLEGIANCE- 'This Is Really Happening!'BWW Interview: Lea Salonga on ALLEGIANCE- 'This Is Really Happening!'
by Richard Ridge - Jun 28, 2015

Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring George Takei and Lea Salonga, is coming to Broadway, also starring Telly Leung. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The company is busy getting ready to bring the show to Broadway, and Salonga recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the process. Salonga told BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge: (more...)

BWW Interview: George Takei on ALLEGIANCE- 'It's Profoundly Personal to Me'BWW Interview: George Takei on ALLEGIANCE- 'It's Profoundly Personal to Me'
by Richard Ridge - Jun 27, 2015

Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring Lea Salonga and George Takei, is coming to Broadway, also starring Telly Leung. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The company is busy getting ready to bring the show to Broadway, and Takei recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the process. Takei is making his Broadway debut with the project, and he had a lot to say on the subject: (more...)

BWW Interview: Lorenzo Thione Opens Up About His 7-Year Journey with Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCEBWW Interview: Lorenzo Thione Opens Up About His 7-Year Journey with Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE
by Richard Ridge - Jun 26, 2015

Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring George Takei, is coming to Broadway, also staring Lea Salonga and Telly Leung. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The company is busy getting ready to bring the show to Broadway, and producer/co-book writer Lorenzo Thione? recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the process.  Thione told BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge: (more...)

TIGER ORANGE Out Now on VOD; DVD Set for 7/7 ReleaseTIGER ORANGE Out Now on VOD; DVD Set for 7/7 Release
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Tim Isaac, Big Picture Show, and Wolfe Video presents TIGER ORANGE, a film by Wade Gasque, availalbe now on VOD, July 7th on DVD. (more...)

VIDEO: 'A Great First Impression' in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 5!VIDEO: 'A Great First Impression' in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 5!
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

George Takei is back today with a very Broadway-centric fifth episode of his heightened reality series IT TAKEIS TWO titled 'A Great First Impression'. Click below to watch! (more...)

BWW Flashback: Final Kander & Ebb Musical THE VISIT Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Final Kander & Ebb Musical THE VISIT Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2015

The original Broadway version of Kander and Ebb's Tony-nominated musical THE VISIT closes today, June 14, 2015. The Visit began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 and officially opened on Thursday, April 23. Below, take a look back at the show's journey to Broadway! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga Performs and Discusses ALLEGIANCESTAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga Performs and Discusses ALLEGIANCE
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2015

Lea Salonga recently sat down to talk about the musical ALLEGIANCE's inspiring song, 'Gaman.' The video below also shows the Tony Award-winner and cast singing the song at every stage in the show's process. Check out the interview and performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Celebrates the Tonys at the Carlyle-Portraits of the Stars!Photo Flash: Broadway Celebrates the Tonys at the Carlyle-Portraits of the Stars!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, aired live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. After the ceremony is when the real fun started though, as most of the evening's celebrity guests headed to the annual Tonys Party at the Carlyle Hotel, hosted by O&M Co. Celebrity photographer Amy Arbus (daughter of acclaimed photographer Diane Arbus) stopped by the big event, where she captured some stunning portraits of guests in the TodayTix Tony Awards Photo Lounge. Below, you can check out a collection of her photos! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/6-6/7/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/6-6/7/2015
by - Jun 7, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 7, 2015 - Sunday, June 7, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 1Photo Coverage: 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 1
by Walter McBride - Jun 7, 2015

It's tonight! The 2015 Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight, June 7 at 8pm, co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! The red carpet is streaming live right now, and BroadwayWorld has an early look at the stylish arrivals. Scroll down for our first batch of photos and be sure to check back for more! (more...)

Photo Flash: George Takei Visits Ruthie Ann Miles at THE KING AND IPhoto Flash: George Takei Visits Ruthie Ann Miles at THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

George Takei, in NYC for The Tony Awards as well as work on his upcoming new Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE took in the Tony nominated revival THE KING AND I at Lincoln Center on Saturday and got a backstage smooch from his friend, Tony nominated Ruthie Ann Miles! He also congratulated Paul Nakauchi who co-starred in the Old Globe Theater's world premiere of ALLEGIANCE. Check out photos of the star below! (more...)

Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Welcomes New Designers, Creatives to TeamBroadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Welcomes New Designers, Creatives to Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Producers Lorenzo Thione and Andrew Treagus announced  complete casting for Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, set to open on Broadway this Fall at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Setting the tone for another season of great entertainment under the stars, Shakespeare Orange County (SOC) launches Summerfest 2015 at the Garden Grove Amphitheatre on June 13 with its 2nd Annual 'Fun-raising' event. (more...)

Patina Miller to Serve as 2015 Tony Awards Social Media CorrespondentPatina Miller to Serve as 2015 Tony Awards Social Media Correspondent
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

She may not be on stage season, but Tony winner Patina Miller will be playing a part during Broadway's biggest night this weekend. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Sierra Boggess Joins as Tony Awards Red Carpet Host!BWW Exclusive: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Sierra Boggess Joins as Tony Awards Red Carpet Host!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, for the first time ever, the Tony Awards® will present a live-streamed red carpet special, helmed by TV and Stage Star Darren Criss, two-time Tony Nominee Laura Osnes. BroadwayWorld has just learned that Sierra Boggess, currently starring on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You, has joined the hosting team. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Don't Pimp' George's Iconic Voice in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 4!VIDEO: 'Don't Pimp' George's Iconic Voice in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 4!
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

George Takei and husband Brad are back today with the fourth episode of their heightened reality series 'It Takeis Two' available on George's Youtube page. Click below to watch 'Don't Pimp Me Out'! (more...)

Darren Criss & Laura Osnes to Co-Host First Tony Awards Red Carpet Live StreamDarren Criss & Laura Osnes to Co-Host First Tony Awards Red Carpet Live Stream
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The 2-hour, 30-minute special will air from 5:30pm to 8:00pm EST. Viewers will feel like they are right in the action, enjoying interviews with the 2015 Tony Nominees from the red carpet as they arrive for Broadway's biggest night, and of course you'll find the stream on BroadwayWorld.com along with all of our other special Tony night coverage! (more...)

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