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Photo Flash: Raul Esparza, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller and More Celebrate Stephen Schwartz at Classic Stage Company's Spring GalaPhoto Flash: Raul Esparza, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller and More Celebrate Stephen Schwartz at Classic Stage Company's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Gabriel Ebert, Raul Esparza, Ann Harada, Judy Kuhn, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller, Jason Sudeikis, George Takei, Broadway Inspirational Voices and many others headlined 'Musical Masterworks, The Music of Stephen Schwartz,' a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company last night, May 15, 2017, at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway). The performance was directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, CSC's Artistic Director. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

BWW Review: John Doyle Cuts PACIFIC OVERTURES Down To Prelude SizeBWW Review: John Doyle Cuts PACIFIC OVERTURES Down To Prelude Size
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2017

The best thing about Classic Stage Company's small-scale, extensively trimmed production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's extraordinarily-written 1976 musical, PACIFIC OVERTURES, is a chance to see a terrific ensemble of actors taken from the New York stage's severely underutilized pool of Asian-American talent. The company includes notables of the musical stage such as Ann Harada, Orville Mendoza, Thom Sesma and Marc Oka. (more...)

BWW TV: Off-Broadway Shines Bright at the Lucille Lortel Awards!BWW TV: Off-Broadway Shines Bright at the Lucille Lortel Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. Click here for a full list of winners. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Off-Broadway's Big Night at the Lucille Lortel Awards!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Off-Broadway's Big Night at the Lucille Lortel Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Lucille Lortel AwardsPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Lucille Lortel Awards
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

THEATER TALK Wins NY Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion ProgramTHEATER TALK Wins NY Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion Program
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

THEATER TALK, the series devoted to conversation about the world of the stage, won a NY Emmy Award as Best NYC Interview/Discussion Program at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/New York Chapter's annual awards ceremony held on Saturday, May 6 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. (more...)

It's Telly Time- Flashback with Broadway's New Prince Ali!It's Telly Time- Flashback with Broadway's New Prince Ali!
by Stephanie Wild - May 5, 2017

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Broadway vet Telly Leung will be taking over the title role in Aladdin on Broadway starting on June 13. Here's a look at some of our favorite performances of his from over the years! (more...)

Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

It's official! As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: George Takei Stars in Classic Stage Company's Revival of PACIFIC OVERTURESReview Roundup: George Takei Stars in Classic Stage Company's Revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Classic Stage Company's new production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, celebrated its opening night this evening. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at George Takei and More in PACIFIC OVERTURES at Classic StagePhoto Flash: First Look at George Takei and More in PACIFIC OVERTURES at Classic Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Classic Stage Company's new production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, opens tonight, May 4 at CSC (136 East 13th Street), and has extended its limited engagement through Sunday, June 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry ensemble onstage below! (more...)

Announcing East West Players' 52nd Anniversary SeasonAnnouncing East West Players' 52nd Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce its 52nd Anniversary Season, The Company We Keep, which takes place from Fall 2017 through Summer 2018 and features co-productions with Rogue Artists Ensemble, The Robey Theatre Company, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC), and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, including two world premieres, an acclaimed revival, and the Los Angeles premiere of an award-winning Broadway musical.  (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/28 - WEST SIDE STORY and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/28 - WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/28 - WEST SIDE STORY and More! (more...)

PACIFIC OVERTURES, Featuring George Takei, Extends at Classic StagePACIFIC OVERTURES, Featuring George Takei, Extends at Classic Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Classic Stage Company has announced that its new production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, which opens Thursday, May 4 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) will extend its limited engagement through Sunday, June 18 due to popular demand. (more...)

Billy Porter Will Headline, Be Honored at 2017 GLAAD Media AwardsBilly Porter Will Headline, Be Honored at 2017 GLAAD Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

GLAAD, the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced today that it will honor Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor and singer Billy Porter with the Vito Russo Award at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown on May 6, 2017. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More! (more...)

Sing Out, Louise! George Takei's ALLEGIANCE to Arrive in Los Angeles in 2018Sing Out, Louise! George Takei's ALLEGIANCE to Arrive in Los Angeles in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) have announced the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, which had its 2012 world premiere in a record-breaking engagement at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and played on Broadway from 2015-16 at The Shubert Organization's Longacre Theatre. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 20th, 2017 - HELLO, DOLLY! Opens on Broadway and More!BWW Morning Brief April 20th, 2017 - HELLO, DOLLY! Opens on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Bette Midler officially returns to Broadway tonight in HELLO, DOLLY! (more...)

Telly Leung to Bring HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS to The Green Room 42 This WeekendTelly Leung to Bring HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS to The Green Room 42 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Telly Leung - the Broadway and television star of "Glee," Godspell and Rent, who recently starred on Broadway in In Transit - will debut his new concert "Hello, Young Lovers" at the performance space The Green Room 42 at Yotel (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street) for one show only on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Newest Statistics Show Millions of Americans, Celebrities, Flocking to America's Top Civic App, CountableNewest Statistics Show Millions of Americans, Celebrities, Flocking to America's Top Civic App, Countable
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

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BWW Morning Brief April 6th, 2017 - WAR PAINT Opens and More!BWW Morning Brief April 6th, 2017 - WAR PAINT Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: WAR PAINT, starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, opens on Broadway! (more...)

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