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BWW Review: The Alley Thinks We Need a Little Christmas. They're Right.BWW Review: The Alley Thinks We Need a Little Christmas. They're Right.
by Gary Laird - Nov 26, 2016

It's hokey. It's manipulative. It's just plain corny. And it's the spirit of the season. (more...)

Jane Fonda and Zach Grenier, Original Cast of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Laura Benanti and More Slated for TECTONIC AT 25!Jane Fonda and Zach Grenier, Original Cast of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Laura Benanti and More Slated for TECTONIC AT 25!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Tectonic Theater Project has announced the performance lineup for Tectonic At 25!, a benefit performance celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Erik Ransom's Pop Rock Musical MORE THAN ALL THE WORLDPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Erik Ransom's Pop Rock Musical MORE THAN ALL THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Lil Rascals Theatre has announced the full cast of MORE THAN ALL THE WORLD, Erik Ransom's epic pop rock musical inspired by Christopher Marlowe's 'Edward II', with direction and musical staging by Rachel Klein ('Around the World in 80 Days', 'The Anthem') and with orchestrations and arrangements by Andy Peterson ('Atomic'). The company has also just released stunning new images of the cast in costume - scroll down to check them out! (more...)

Equality Forum Showcases 3 Stories on Comcast's Xfinity LGBT Film & TV CollectionEquality Forum Showcases 3 Stories on Comcast's Xfinity LGBT Film & TV Collection
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Equality Forum, coordinator of LGBT History Month, as well as a producer of documentary films and convener of the international LGBT civil rights summit held annually in Philadelphia, today announced that all three of its award-winning documentaries will be available on Xfinity On Demand in the LGBT Film & TV Collection in celebration of LGBT History Month. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Celebrate Record Win at UK Theatre AwardsSheffield Theatres Celebrate Record Win at UK Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Sheffield Theatres is celebrating unprecedented success in this year's UK Theatre Awards with a record win of 6 awards including Best Musical Production.   (more...)

Feature Documentary in the Works on Stage & Screen Star Ian McKellenFeature Documentary in the Works on Stage & Screen Star Ian McKellen
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Variety reports that a feature documentary is in the works on the life and career of British actor Sir Ian McKellen. (more...)

The UK Theatre Awards Announce Vanessa Redgrave as Recipient of the Gielgud AwardThe UK Theatre Awards Announce Vanessa Redgrave as Recipient of the Gielgud Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Vanessa Redgrave is to receive this year's Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts at the UK Theatre Awards 2016. The ceremony will take place on Sunday 9 October at London's historic Guildhall.   (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Benanti, Joel Grey and More Sign on for TECTONIC AT 25, Hosted by Jane FondaNeil Patrick Harris, Laura Benanti, Joel Grey and More Sign on for TECTONIC AT 25, Hosted by Jane Fonda
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for Tectonic At 25!, a benefit performance celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking theater. (more...)

Charles Dance to Be Honored at STC's 2016 Harman Center for the Arts GalaCharles Dance to Be Honored at STC's 2016 Harman Center for the Arts Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

To acknowledge his outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, British actor Charles Dance will accept the Shakespeare Theatre Company's (STC) prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW). (more...)

La Voix Brings DIVA BREAKDOWN to Ambassadors Theatre TonightLa Voix Brings DIVA BREAKDOWN to Ambassadors Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner and Cher are analyzed, exposed, and satirically delivered by the international red headed diva, La Voix in DIVA BREAKDOWN. (more...)

Jane Fonda Will Host Tectonic Theater Project's 25th Anniversary BenefitJane Fonda Will Host Tectonic Theater Project's 25th Anniversary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Tectonic Theater Project has announced Tectonic At 25!, an anniversary benefit performance celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking theater. The star-studded evening, directed by Tectonic Theater Project founder Moises Kaufman and hosted by two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda, will be held on November 7, 2016 at 7pm at NYU Skirball (566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012). Tickets are on sale now at: http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/tectonic. (more...)

Ian McKellen Decries India's Anti-Gay LawIan McKellen Decries India's Anti-Gay Law
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

According to the HollywoodReporter.com, Ian McKellen used his first visit to India to bring attention to gay rights in a country where homosexuality is a criminal offense. (more...)

VIDEO: Sir Ian McKellen Opens Up on Growing Up Gay in New Docuseries IT GOT BETTERVIDEO: Sir Ian McKellen Opens Up on Growing Up Gay in New Docuseries IT GOT BETTER
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

In Season 3 of IT GOT BETTER, a docuseries launched on on L/Studio, Sir Ian McKellen opens up about coming to terms with his sexuality and his decision to devote his energy toward the fight for gay rights. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement TodayGoodman Theatre Opens Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens 'the Alice'; Dael Orlandersmith Named Artist in ResidenceGoodman Theatre Opens 'the Alice'; Dael Orlandersmith Named Artist in Residence
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

Alice Rapoport Center for Education & Engagement Opens Today at the GoodmanAlice Rapoport Center for Education & Engagement Opens Today at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Goodman Theatre Chair Joan Clifford previously announced the Alice will open today, May 18, in conjunction with the Goodman-curated citywide Celebration of Chicago native playwright Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, To Be Young, Gifted and Black). (more...)

New Actors Company Returns to Park Theatre with Sunday Readings This MonthNew Actors Company Returns to Park Theatre with Sunday Readings This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The New Actors Company will return to Park Theatre this month, by popular demand, with a new season of Sunday Readings in the Park. The new season Rediscovering Rep runs on selected Sundays between 22 May - 24 July 2016. (more...)

RTST and Sheffield Theatres Announce Shortlist for RTST Director Award 2016RTST and Sheffield Theatres Announce Shortlist for RTST Director Award 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST) and Sheffield Theatres are delighted to announce the shortlist for the RTST Director Award 2016. (more...)

Olivier Winner Daniel Evans to Helm Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel's SHERLOCK HOLMES; UK Premiere Set for 2017Olivier Winner Daniel Evans to Helm Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel's SHERLOCK HOLMES; UK Premiere Set for 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Producer Antonio R. Marion announced today that Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winner Daniel Evans will direct the Broadway-Bound epic new original stage play, Sherlock Holmes, by British writing team of Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel. The project was originally announced in late 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/7/16- MACBETHSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/7/16- MACBETH
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2016

Today in 1982, Macbeth opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 21 performances. Written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is about a regicide and its aftermath. It is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and is believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. The earliest account of a performance of what was probably Shakespeare's play is April 1611, when Simon Forman recorded seeing such a play at the Globe Theatre. (more...)

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