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Hartford Stage's Maxwell Williams Appointed Artistic Director of Le Petit TheatreHartford Stage's Maxwell Williams Appointed Artistic Director of Le Petit Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Board of Governors of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre announced the hiring of Maxwell Williams, Associate Artistic Director of the highly regarded Hartford Stage in Connecticut, as the theatre's new Artistic Director. Williams has been a member of the Hartford Stage artistic team for several years, serving as Associate Artistic Director for the past three seasons. Hartford Stage seasons regularly include world premieres of plays and musicals by established and emerging writers, including the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful and the recent Broadway hit, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead AwardTony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Tony award-winning Broadway producer, Robert Cole, will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Breaks Box Office Record in BostonTHE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Breaks Box Office Record in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

The star-studded production of Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, starring Cicely Tyson in her legendary, Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated performance, Tony Award-nominee Vanessa Williams, and Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, broke box office and attendance records at Boston's Cutler Majestic Theatre with a gross of $1,045,893 for its engagement. The production was seen by 15,294 audience members, also a record for the venue. Additional touring cities are currently under discussion. (more...)

Betty Buckley Coming to The Walls & Annenberg in January; Sets Los Angeles WorkshopBetty Buckley Coming to The Walls & Annenberg in January; Sets Los Angeles Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Legendary Broadway star, actress/singer Betty Buckley will be performing the songs from her recently released album GHOSTLIGHT, produced by 13 time GRAMMY Award Winner T Bone Burnett in a concert featuring a six piece band at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles on January 24, 2015. Buckley will also be performing on January 17th at the Annenberg in Palm Springs with pianist Christian Jacob. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Cicely Tyson Makes a Joyful Noise in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFULBWW REVIEW: Cicely Tyson Makes a Joyful Noise in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Jan Nargi - Dec 1, 2014

Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony Award-winning role as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's poignant American classic THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL now in its only east coast engagement at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, Mass. The ArtsEmerson World on Stage production continues through December 7. (more...)

BWW Reviews: It's a Bumpy Ride on THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at 2nd Story TheatreBWW Reviews: It's a Bumpy Ride on THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at 2nd Story Theatre
by Robert Barossi - Dec 1, 2014

We've all heard 'You can't go home again.' Or how about 'Home is where the heart is'? At this time of year, it's 'Home for the Holidays.' The idea of home, what and where it is, is a powerful theme throughout all types of artistic expression, from paintings to books to stage plays. It's a universal theme that anyone can understand and relate to. And it's at the center of 2nd Story Theatre's holiday season production of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful. (more...)

Sunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway DirectorsSunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014

A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers. (more...)

Wallis Center for the Performing Arts Presents BETTY BUCKLEY: GHOSTLIGHT AT THE WALLIS, 1/24/15Wallis Center for the Performing Arts Presents BETTY BUCKLEY: GHOSTLIGHT AT THE WALLIS, 1/24/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Wallis Center for the Performing Arts (aka The Wallis) announces Betty Buckley: Ghostlight for a single performance on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents THE NUTCRACKER, 12/11Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents THE NUTCRACKER, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University is proud to host the return engagement of Gelsey Kirkland Ballet'sproduction of the perennial holiday classic The Nutcracker. Due to the success of the production's debut last season at Schimmel Center, this year's production of The Nutcracker will be performed over the course of a special two-week engagement, running December 1121. This 30-member company, under the artistic direction of Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov, is comprised of nineteen dancers and eleven apprentices, and is based in Lower Manhattan. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

University of Arkansas Theatre Presents 'Talking Pictures' by Horton FooteUniversity of Arkansas Theatre Presents 'Talking Pictures' by Horton Foote
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

The University of Arkansas Theatre is once again presenting their annual undergraduate project as part of the Studio Series. This year, the department will be performing 'Talking Pictures' by Horton Foote. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Releases Statement on Passing of Jerry TallmerAmerican Theatre Wing Releases Statement on Passing of Jerry Tallmer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

As previously reported, Village Voice theatre writer and creator of the Obie Awards, Jerry Tallmer passed away earlier this week on, November 9, 2014. He was 95 years old. (more...)

Theatre Critic and Obies Creator Jerry Tallmer Passes Away at 95Theatre Critic and Obies Creator Jerry Tallmer Passes Away at 95
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

According to the New York Times, Village Voice writer and creator of the Obie Awards, Jerry Tallmer, passed away yesterday, November 9, 2014. He was 95 years old. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Betty BuckleyBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Betty Buckley
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 9, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Betty Buckley, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Present THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI and A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, 12/4-21 & 12/22-23Theatrical Outfit to Present THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI and A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, 12/4-21 & 12/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Theatrical Outfit continues its "Season of Compassion" with the uplifting musical The Gifts of the Magi and storytelling event A Christmas Memory, which explores the compassion needed and realized when people really love each other and can triumphantly navigate adversity. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Feature Nick Arapoglou, Tom Key, and More in Christmas ShowsTheatrical Outfit to Feature Nick Arapoglou, Tom Key, and More in Christmas Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Theatrical Outfit continues its 'Season of Compassion' with the uplifting musical The Gifts of the Magi and storytelling event A Christmas Memory, which explores the compassion needed and realized when people really love each other and can triumphantly navigate adversity. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Lead Palm Beach Dramaworks' New Production of MY OLD LADY, Running 12/3-1/4Estelle Parsons to Lead Palm Beach Dramaworks' New Production of MY OLD LADY, Running 12/3-1/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Three lives intertwine in unexpected and profound ways in Israel Horovitz's My Old Lady, a funny, moving drama starring the legendary Estelle Parsons and featuring Angelica Page and Tim Altmeyer. This newly revised, never-before-seen version of Horovitz's 2002 play opens on December 5 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Performances continue through January 4, 2015, with specially priced previews on December 3 and 4. (more...)

And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opened on October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Texas Rep's OF MICE AND MEN Goes AwryBWW Reviews: Texas Rep's OF MICE AND MEN Goes Awry
by Katricia Lang - Nov 2, 2014

It is a solid retelling of a classic with enough good elements to warrant seeing it. And it's OF MICE AND MEN. I wouldn't miss that for the world. (more...)

Department of Theater/Dance at UC Santa Barbara to Present MIDDLETOWN, 11/14-22Department of Theater/Dance at UC Santa Barbara to Present MIDDLETOWN, 11/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Department of Theater/Dance at UC Santa Barbara kicks off our commemorative season with a meditation on life and death and all of the lives that occupy the space in between in Will Eno's Middletown: A Play, directed by Tom Whitaker. Winner of the inaugural Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play, author Will Eno describes the play as 'trying to look at the accumulation and effect of the tiny moments that make up our lives - and how we are constantly vulnerable to these tiny moments, which may in fact change the angle of our entire life, or not.' Middletown: A Play runs November 14 - 22, 2014 in the Performing Arts Theater on the UC Santa Barbara campus. (more...)

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