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Glover, Pennington, Shepherd, Sullivan & Taymor Set for Drama Desk Shakespeare Panel at Sardi's Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Distinguished American actor John Glover (Witch/A Porter/Murderer 3 in Lincoln Center's Macbeth) will join Drama Desk's 'Why Shakespeare? Why Now?' at Sardi's today, April 4 (11:45 AM-2:30 PM), it was announced by Isa Goldberg, president of Drama Desk. Glover will join panelists-actors Michael Pennington and Scott Shepherd and directors Daniel Sullivan and Julie Taymor-in the lively discussion exploring the reasons why New York's current theater season has such a distinctive Shakespearean flavor. Carol Rocamora, an educator, critic, playwright, translator, and Drama Desk member, will be the moderator. (more...)

Julie Taymor Joins Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon Panel WHY SHAKESPEARE? WHY NOW?, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Drama Desk's annual Spring Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's Eugenia Room, 234 West 44th St., today, April 4, will try to answer the questions 'Why Shakespeare? Why Now?' with a distinguished lineup of guests, including actor Michael Pennington (who plays 'King Lear' at Theatre for a New Audience's new home in Brooklyn); Scott Shepherd (featured in Wooster Group's 'Cry, Trojans! Troilus and Cressida'); Julie Taymor ('Midsummer Night's Dream' at Theatre for a New Audience); and director Daniel Sullivan, whose acclaimed Shakespeare staging of 'The Comedy of Errors' enlivened last summer's Shakespeare in the Park season. Carol Rocamora, a renowned playwright/critic and educator, will serve as moderator. (more...)

Michael Pennington, Scott Shepherd, Daniel Sullivan to Talk Shakespeare at Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

New York's theater season has had a distinctive Shakespearean flavor to it with the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night, or What You Will and Richard III (in repertory at the Belasco Theater), Lincoln Center Theater's Macbeth, the Bard's The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in the Park), King Lear (by Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn), and the Wooster Group's Cry, Trojans! (Troilus & Cressida). The Drama Desk's annual Spring Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's Eugenia Room, 234 West 44th St., today, April 4, will try to answer the questions 'Why Shakespeare? Why Now?' with a distinguished lineup of guests, including British actor/director Michael Pennington (King Lear); Scott Shepherd (Cry, Trojans!, The Wooster Group's Troilus & Cressida); and director Daniel Sullivan (The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare in the Park). Carol Rocamora, a renowned playwright/critic and educator, will serve as moderator. (more...)

Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Fran Drescher Will Announce 59th Annual Drama Desk Nominations, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Academy Award winners Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez ('Let It Go' from Frozen) and two-time Emmy and Golden Globe Nominee Fran Drescher (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella; 'The Nanny') will announce the nominations for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at 54 Below (254 W. 54th Street), it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com and Isa Goldberg, Drama Desk President. (more...)

John Glover Joins Drama Desk Shakespeare Panel at Sardi's, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Distinguished American actor John Glover (Witch/A Porter/Murderer 3 in Lincoln Center's Macbeth) will join Drama Desk's "Why Shakespeare? Why Now?" at Sardi's on Friday, April 4 (11:45 AM-2:30 PM), it was announced by Isa Goldberg, president of Drama Desk. Glover will join previously announced panelists-actors Michael Pennington and Scott Shepherd and directors Daniel Sullivan and Julie Taymor-in the lively discussion exploring the reasons why New York's current theater season has such a distinctive Shakespearean flavor. Carol Rocamora, an educator, critic, playwright, translator, and Drama Desk member, will be the moderator. (more...)

Julie Taymor Joins Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon Panel WHY SHAKESPEARE? WHY NOW?, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Award-winning director Julie Taymor will join the Drama Desk's "Why Shakespeare? Why Now?" panel discussion at Sardi's on Friday, April 4 (11:45 AM-2:30 PM), it was announced by Isa Goldberg, president of Drama Desk. Taymor will join previously announced panelists-actors Michael Pennington and Scott Shepherd and director Daniel Sullivan-in the lively discussion exploring the reasons why New York's current theater season has such a distinctive Shakespearean flavor. Carol Rocamora, an educator, critic, playwright, translator, and Drama Desk member will be the moderator. (more...)

Julie Taymor Joins Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon Panel WHY SHAKESPEARE? WHY NOW?, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

The Drama Desk's annual Spring Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's Eugenia Room, 234 West 44th St., on Friday, April 4, will try to answer the questions 'Why Shakespeare? Why Now?' with a distinguished lineup of guests, including actor Michael Pennington (who plays 'King Lear' at Theatre for a New Audience's new home in Brooklyn); Scott Shepherd (featured in Wooster Group's 'Cry, Trojans! Troilus and Cressida'); Julie Taymor ('Midsummer Night's Dream' at Theatre for a New Audience); and director Daniel Sullivan, whose acclaimed Shakespeare staging of 'The Comedy of Errors' enlivened last summer's Shakespeare in the Park season. Carol Rocamora, a renowned playwright/critic and educator, will serve as moderator. (more...)

Michael Pennington, Scott Shepherd, Daniel Sullivan to Talk Shakespeare at Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

New York's theater season has had a distinctive Shakespearean flavor to it with the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night, or What You Will and Richard III (in repertory at the Belasco Theater), Lincoln Center Theater's Macbeth, the Bard's The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in the Park), King Lear (by Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn), and the Wooster Group's Cry, Trojans! (Troilus & Cressida). The Drama Desk's annual Spring Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's Eugenia Room, 234 West 44th St., on Friday, April 4, will try to answer the questions 'Why Shakespeare? Why Now?' with a distinguished lineup of guests, including British actor/director Michael Pennington (King Lear); Scott Shepherd (Cry, Trojans!, The Wooster Group's Troilus & Cressida); and director Daniel Sullivan (The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare in the Park). Carol Rocamora, a renowned playwright/critic and educator, will serve as moderator. (more...)

59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set for June 1 at The Town Hall; Nominations to be Announced in April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today. Shugart is the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. (more...)

Theater Publicist Leslie Bader Papa Joins Drama Desk Panel YOU GOTTA HAVE A GIMMICK ... OR A STAR!, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Theater publicist Leslie Bader Papa has been added to the Drama Desk panel discussion, 'You Gotta Have A Gimmick ...•Or A Star!' on Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 PM at Stage 72/Triad, 158 W . 72nd St., in Manhattan, it was announced by Randie Levine-Miller, who will moderate the lively discussion focusing on the effort and skills it takes to promote a show, both Broadway and Off-Broadway. (more...)

Drama Desk Panel YOU GOTTA HAVE A GIMMICK...OR A STAR Set for Stage 72, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Peter Filichia, theater critic emeritus for the Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark and "News 12 New Jersey" will join theater publicists Joshua Ellis and Susan Schulman as panelists at the Drama Desk's first Panel Discussion of 2014 -- entitled "You Gotta Have A Gimmick….Or A Star!" - on Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 PM at Stage 72/Triad, 158 W. 72nd St., in Manhattan. Recommended arrival for the panel is at 5:30 PM ; the discussion will be held from 6-7:15 PM. A cash bar will be available. Tickets may be ordered online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/931127 or by calling (212) 352-3101. Tickets are $20 online and at the door. Randie Levine-Miller will moderate the panel discussion about the effort and skills it takes to promote a show, both Broadway and Off-Broadway. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block, Audra McDonald, Danny Burstein and More Among Presenters for the Drama Desk Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

Presenters and musical performances have been announced for the 58th Annual Drama Desk awards, taking place on Sunday, May 19th at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Lloyd Young and Linda Lavin Announce 2013 Drama Desk Nominees
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 29, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk awards will take place on May 19th at Town Hall and this morning, the nominees were announced by John Lloyd Young (Drama Desk Winner, Jersey Boys) and Linda Lavin. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos below! (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

Bertie Carvel Joins David Hyde Pierce and More in Drama Desk Panel at Sardi's, 3/22; Event Sold Out!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

The Drama Desk has announced that on Friday, March 22nd, they will host a sold-out Luncheon/Panel discussion with David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen ('Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'), Olivier Award-winning Bertie Carvel ('Matilda'), Elizabeth Marvel ('Picnic') and Jane Houdyshell ('Dead Accounts') on 'The Art of Storytelling,' at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street). (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Ellen Burstyn and More Set for Drama Desk's THE ART OF STORYTELLING Panel at Sardi's, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

On Today, March 22nd, 2013, please join Award winning Broadway stars David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen ('Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'); Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Marvel ('Picnic') and *Jane Houdyshell ('Dead Accounts') for 'The Art of Storytelling,' this year's Drama Desk Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street). (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Ellen Burstyn and More Set for Drama Desk's THE ART OF STORYTELLING Panel at Sardi's, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

On Friday, March 22nd, 2013, please join Award winning Broadway stars David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen ('Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'); Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Marvel ('Picnic') and *Jane Houdyshell ('Dead Accounts') for 'The Art of Storytelling,' this year's Drama Desk Luncheon/Panel Discussion at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street). (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Joins Drama Desk Panel at Sardi's, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

David Hyde Pierce will join Ellen Burstyn, Jayne Houdyshell, Elizabeth Marvel and David Strathairn on the Drama Desk's annual Spring Panel Discussion at Sardi's on Friday, March 22, entitled 'The Art of Storytelling.' The discussion will be moderated by Ronald Rand, Drama Desk member and founder/publisher of 'The Soul of the American Actor' Newspaper. The Panel Discussion will run approximately from 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM following a luncheon at 11:45 AM. (more...)

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