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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...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 29, 2014

Today we are talking to a world famous triple-threat star of stage and screen who first shot to fame in the 1980s as the first African American Miss America and found considerable success as a recording artist and actress thereafter, the divine Vanessa Williams. Sharing sage wisdom from her life and career as well as reflecting on many of her most popular properties to date, Williams reveals some of her many secrets to success while also looking ahead to next month's hotly anticipated all-star concert presentation of legendary Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical SHOW BOAT, co-starring Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander and many more along with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Ted Sperling. Also, Williams shares her enthusiasm for setting out to create new renditions of some of SHOW BOAT's most noted selections, including 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine'. Additionally, Williams opens up about her multiple musical theatre endeavors highlighting the work of Stephen Sondheim, including the Tony Award-winning 2002 Best Revival production of INTO THE WOODS and the recent original revue SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Plus, Williams details her ongoing participation in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, after having starred in the well-received Broadway production last season and now finishing up headlining the Los Angeles production before bringing the drama to Boston. All of that, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN memories, saving Audra McDonald's wedding day and much, much more with one of Broadway's brightest stars! (more...)

Premiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean UniversityPremiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Premiere Stages, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary as the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage to Kean's campus on Sunday, November 16 as part of Premiere Artists, its acclaimed professional development program for Kean University students. (more...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Raven Theatre Sets Cast, Creative Team for Chicago Premiere of DIVIDING THE ESTATERaven Theatre Sets Cast, Creative Team for Chicago Premiere of DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Raven Theatre's production of Dividing the Estate, by the Pulitzer Prize and two-time Academy award winning playwright Horton Foote, will feature a cast of 13 actors from many of Chicago's most celebrated theater companies, according to Michael Menendian, Raven's co-Artistic Director. Foote's comedy-drama, which focuses on the feuds and disputes among members of a wealthy Texas family whose fortunes have declined, was his last new play to be presented on Broadway. That 2008 production was nominated for Tony Awards for Best Original Play and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play (Hallie Foote). Raven Theatre, who produced Foote's The Trip to Bountiful in 2013, will be the first company to bring this acclaimed script to a Chicago stage. Raven associate artistic director Cody Estle (Raven's Brighton Beach Memoirs and Vieux Carre, The Artistic Home's Watch on the Rhine, Mary-Arrchie's Uncle Bob) will direct. (more...)

NJ Rep's ANGELS AND MINISTERS OF GRACE Opens Next WeekNJ Rep's ANGELS AND MINISTERS OF GRACE Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, will present the World Premiere of Angels and Ministers of Grace by Elaine Smith on October 23 through November 23, 2014. A poignant and compelling story of a close-knit, yet eccentric family's struggle to overcome life's ups and downs, Angels and Ministers of Grace captures the struggles that confront families today throughout the heartland and urban centers of America, and reveals the forces that threaten to destroy the American dream. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Betty Buckley on 10/17BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Betty Buckley on 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural 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. Please join us for a career Conversations with Betty Buckley moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

Photo Flash: Suzan-Lori Parks and Dan O'Brien Honored with Horton Foote PrizesPhoto Flash: Suzan-Lori Parks and Dan O'Brien Honored with Horton Foote Prizes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The 2014 recipients of the Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the legendary writer, to award excellence in American Theater, were just presented last night. The 2014 Prize for the 2012-13/2013-14 seasons' Outstanding New American Play was awarded to The Body of an American by Dan O'Brien and the 2014 Prize for Promising New American Play was awarded to Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks. Check out photos from inside the event below! (more...)

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