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Jeff Daniels, Sharif El-Gamal, Nancy Malone & Winette Jackson to be Honored at 2016 Stella by Starlight GalaJeff Daniels, Sharif El-Gamal, Nancy Malone & Winette Jackson to be Honored at 2016 Stella by Starlight Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting announced today that the 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala will be held on June 13 at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. This year's honorees include actor Jeff Daniels (Group Theater Award), the late director Nancy Malone (The Stella Adler Leading Lady Award), real estate developer Sharif El-Gamal (Stella Adler Corporate Award) and New York City Department of Correction Deputy Commissioner of Youthful Offender and Young Adult Programming Winette Jackson (Harold Clurman Spirit Award). (more...)

Open Road Films Acquires Animated Feature Film PLAYMOBIL Based on Iconic Toy BrandOpen Road Films Acquires Animated Feature Film PLAYMOBIL Based on Iconic Toy Brand
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, today announced the acquisition of all U.S. distribution rights to the animated feature film PLAYMOBIL (more...)

5 Days Left to Vote in the BroadwayWorld Awards!5 Days Left to Vote in the BroadwayWorld Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results. (more...)

Levar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg & More to Guest in Season 2 of Disney Jr's MILES FROM TOMORROWLANDLevar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg & More to Guest in Season 2 of Disney Jr's MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Season two of Disney Junior's Emmy-nominated intergalactic animated series MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND premieres MONDAY, JUNE 20 on Disney Channel (9:00 a.m. EDT) and will be available on the Disney Junior App beginning Monday, June 13. (more...)

William Shatner, Stan Lee & More Set for 2016 MegaCon OrlandoWilliam Shatner, Stan Lee & More Set for 2016 MegaCon Orlando
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

MegaCon Orlando is around the corner and bigger than ever! Taking place at the Orange County Convention Center from Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29, the multi-genre comic book convention, now 4 big days, will welcome legendary guests such as William Shatner, Stan Lee, John Cusack, and many more throughout Memorial Day weekend. (more...)

Have You Voted Yet for the BroadwayWorld Awards? Just 11 Days Left to Help Your Favorites Win!Have You Voted Yet for the BroadwayWorld Awards? Just 11 Days Left to Help Your Favorites Win!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards. That means there are just 11 days to go! (more...)

ALLEGIANCE, SPRING AWAKENING, DEAR EVAN HANSEN & More Rise in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 16 Days to Vote!ALLEGIANCE, SPRING AWAKENING, DEAR EVAN HANSEN & More Rise in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 16 Days to Vote!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.  There's 16 days to go!   Check out the current standings below and click here to cast your vote! (more...)

Kathy Najimy, Rachel Dratch & Reg E. Cathey Join WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT LineupKathy Najimy, Rachel Dratch & Reg E. Cathey Join WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Maberry Theatricals have announced the next wave of stars and dates for the New York premiere of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour. (more...)

HAMILTON Takes the Lead in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 20 Days Left to Vote!HAMILTON Takes the Lead in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 20 Days Left to Vote!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.  There's 20 days to go!   Check out the current standings below and click here to cast your vote! (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host 'Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production,' 5/14Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host 'Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production,' 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production, on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00am - 5:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. The workshop is one of a series of TRU BEGINNINGS workshops, opportunities for early development of new work. For more details and to download an application, please visit http://truonline.org/events/practical-playwriting/ (more...)

COFFEE WITH GOLDSTAR to Feature Cirque du Soleil's KURIOSCOFFEE WITH GOLDSTAR to Feature Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Curious to learn just how the stars of Cirque du Soleil pull off those amazing physical feats on stage? This Thursday, May 5th, audiences can log on to YouTube and ask the performers questions in real time when Coffee With Goldstar returns with two stars from the popular Cirque show, KURIOS: Cabinet of Kuriosites. (more...)

VIDEO: FULLY COMMITTED's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Shares Opening Night Messages From MODERN FAMILY PalsVIDEO: FULLY COMMITTED's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Shares Opening Night Messages From MODERN FAMILY Pals
by Michael Dale - Apr 28, 2016

The Emmy-nominated star returns to Broadway and his MODERN FAMILY co-stars are cheering him on. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/20/2016 - Drama League Award Nominees and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/20/2016 - Drama League Award Nominees and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 20, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The stars of ALADDIN announce the 2016 Drama League nominees this morning, and the company of MCC's 'A FUNNY THING...' meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

ALLEGIANCE Star George Takei to Present at East West Players' 50th AnniversaryALLEGIANCE Star George Takei to Present at East West Players' 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, celebrates its milestone 50th Anniversary with the Annual Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Universal Hilton. Proceeds benefit East West Players' educational and artistic programs. (more...)

STAR TREK's George Takei Joins Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Host Apollo 11 AnniversarySTAR TREK's George Takei Joins Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Host Apollo 11 Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY! Star Trek: The Original Series' George Takei (Sulu) and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) will join legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin on July 23, 2016 to celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission during a black tie affair right where it all started Kennedy Space Center, Florida! (more...)

Laura Benanti & More Perform at Theatre Forward's Gala Honoring Jesse Tyler Ferguson TonightLaura Benanti & More Perform at Theatre Forward's Gala Honoring Jesse Tyler Ferguson Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

THEATRE FORWARD and Chairman JAMES S. TURLEY will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala tonight, April 11th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at the country's leading nonprofit theatres. (more...)

Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's LightThom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

People's Light presents the regional premiere of A SINGLE SHARD, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park's Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, David Hyde Pierce, Shohreh Agdashloo & George Takei Added to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT LineupBobby Cannavale, David Hyde Pierce, Shohreh Agdashloo & George Takei Added to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Maberry Theatricals have announced a new wave of stars and dates for the New York premiere of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour. (more...)

McCallum Theatre Announces Star-Studded 2016-17 SeasonMcCallum Theatre Announces Star-Studded 2016-17 Season
by David Green - Apr 4, 2016

The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup of world-class entertainment scheduled for the 2016-2017 season that includes Broadway hits Mamma Mia, The Sound Of Music and Chicago, concerts with Bernadette Peters and Kristin Chenoweth, family-friendly musicals and entertainment, holiday surprises, comedy legends and solid gold memories, all part of a very full and exciting roster.  Subscriptions go on sale on Tuesday, April 5th at 8am for the Broadway Blockbuster Series, Broadway and Beyond Series, Fitz's Jazz Cafe at the McCallum Series, Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel Series, as well as a Create-Your-Own Series which allows patrons to mix, match, and program one performance or a full season of entertainment tailored to their own individual tastes.  (more...)

Laura Benanti, Martha Plimpton & More to Perform at Theatre Forward's Awards Gala, Honoring Jesse Tyler FergusonLaura Benanti, Martha Plimpton & More to Perform at Theatre Forward's Awards Gala, Honoring Jesse Tyler Ferguson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

THEATRE FORWARD and Chairman JAMES S. TURLEY will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 11th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm.  The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at the country's leading nonprofit theatres.   (more...)

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