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Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

Photo Flash: Photographer Annie Watt's IMPROMPTU PORTRAITS at Park Avenue's Galerie Dumonteil Draws Glittering CrowdPhoto Flash: Photographer Annie Watt's IMPROMPTU PORTRAITS at Park Avenue's Galerie Dumonteil Draws Glittering Crowd
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Geoffrey Bradfield, Barbara and Donald Tober, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Eleanora and Michael Kennedy and Ambassador John Loeb and Sharon Handler Loeb co-hosted a special VIP Preview of acclaimed celebrity and society photographer Annie Watt's Impromptu Portraits at the prestigious Galerie Dumonteil on Park Avenueand 57th Street on Tuesday to benefit the American Heart Association. The incisive images of celebrities, political figures, designers and society's elite filled the walls of the elegant gallery. The images were presented in a variety of sizes and formats, classic 8 x 10, Oversize and snappy Polaroids and many were scooped up by the attendees. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Angela Lansbury Talks BLITHE SPIRIT, Her Career & More on TAVIS SMILEYSTAGE TUBE: Angela Lansbury Talks BLITHE SPIRIT, Her Career & More on TAVIS SMILEY
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2014

Angela Lansbury recently stopped by PBS' TAVIS SMILEY to talk with the host on her career and returning, at age 89, to the role that won her a Tony in BLITHE SPIRIT. Check out her interview below! (more...)

Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan & More Set for Porchlight Music Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in 2015Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan & More Set for Porchlight Music Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre has announce dthe second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, February 6 - March 15, 2015, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/10/14 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE AMBASSADOR and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/10/14 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE AMBASSADOR and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 10, 2014

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: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens in Paris, THE AMBASSADOR comes to BAM and more! (more...)

James Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 GalaJames Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The American Theatre Wing is pleased to announce that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary actor James Earl Jones. Mr. Jones is a two-time Tony Award winner, two-time Obie Award winner and alumnus of the American Theatre Wing Professional School. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Marva Smalls will serve as Gala Chairs. (more...)

Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Public Theater announced the return of Public Forum's holiday tradition, a one-night-only Drama Club reading and discussion of THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER on Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public. Just in time for the holidays, this exciting evening will feature a reading of Thornton Wilder's 1931 one-act featuring Tarell Alvin McCraney, Ethan Lipton, Andrew Solomon, and Tappan Wilder. Wilder's ingenious, heartbreaking play traces 90 years in the life of an American family, and will spark a discussion about family and storytelling in a society that's rapidly accelerating. (more...)

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Literally Leaving Blood, Sweat & Tears on Stage in THE RIVERVIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Literally Leaving Blood, Sweat & Tears on Stage in THE RIVER
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Hugh Jackman stopped by ABC's THE VIEW and spoke about literally leaving blood, sweat and tears on the stage every night in his new Broadway play THE RIVER. (more...)

Maureen Lipman to Join UK's HARVEY, February 6Maureen Lipman to Join UK's HARVEY, February 6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Maureen Lipman will be joining James Dreyfus in Lindsay Posner's new production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY, which will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February, prior to a UK Tour and the West End. Maureen Lipman will be playing Veta, who tries to get her brother, Elwood P. Dowd played by James Dreyfus, committed rather than risk the family's reputation. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film FestivalFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 24th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Richard Thomas to Join Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOUAnna Chlumsky, Richard Thomas to Join Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Anna Chlumsky will take over for Rose Byrne in the hit Broadway revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. The two-time Emmy nominated actress will be joined by Richard Thomas, who will replace Mark Linn-Baker. (more...)

Galerie Dumonteil to Present Photographer Annie Watt's Impromptu Portraits, Beginning 12/10Galerie Dumonteil to Present Photographer Annie Watt's Impromptu Portraits, Beginning 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Acclaimed and much loved celebrity and society photographer Annie Watt, a familiar face in the New York social and commercial art scenes will unveil her first solo exhibition at the Galerie Dumonteil, at 475 Park Avenue in New York City, from December 10th 2014 to January 10th 2015. (more...)

Tony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Returns to 54 Below TonightTony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Returns to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Annaleigh Ashford will bring her unique brand of humor and talent back to 54 Below for three December shows of Annaleigh Ashford - Lost in the Stars, which will run consecutively on Monday nights beginning tonight, December 1, 2014 at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: This Year's Entry in THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Portland Center Stage Will Still Make You LaughBWW Reviews: This Year's Entry in THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Portland Center Stage Will Still Make You Laugh
by Patrick Brassell - Nov 27, 2014

When Crumpet (the character's 'elf name') gets annoyed with the other elves, the children, and their parents, Pierce doesn't get bitchy; he goes into full Shakespearean revenge mode, plotting his vengeance like Iago, and it's all the funnier for that. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Blythe Danner, James Earl Jones and More at Citymeals-on-Wheels 2014 'Power Lunch for Women'Photo Flash: Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Blythe Danner, James Earl Jones and More at Citymeals-on-Wheels 2014 'Power Lunch for Women'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

More than 400 women -- leaders of industry, media, government and the arts -- attended the Citymeals-on-Wheels 28th Annual 'Power Lunch for Women' at The Plaza Hotel on November 21, 2014. This by-invitation-only benefit, emceed by Emmy-winning co-hosts of the 4th Hour of The Today Show Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, raised $1.26 million -- enough to provide 196,000 meals for New York's homebound elderly. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Earl Jones, Annaleigh Ashford, and More Perform at Macy's 2014 Windows UnveilingPhoto Coverage: James Earl Jones, Annaleigh Ashford, and More Perform at Macy's 2014 Windows Unveiling
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 22, 2014

?Yesterday, Macy's Herald Square kicked off the season with a full day of holiday fun and entertainment in anticipation of the annual unveiling of the Christmas windows; Santa's Journey to the Stars. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the Christmas tradition below! (more...)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Coming to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in JanuaryLadysmith Black Mambazo Coming to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with an evening of joyous and uplifting music by South Africa's Grammy Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$40 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (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...)

THE RIVER, Starring Hugh Jackman, Opens on Broadway TonightTHE RIVER, Starring Hugh Jackman, Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2014

THE RIVER opens tonight, Nov. 16, at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Our Fair Frasier! Kelsey Grammer Gears Up For Broadway ReturnFLASH FRIDAY: Our Fair Frasier! Kelsey Grammer Gears Up For Broadway Return
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 14, 2014

Today we are focusing on a popular stage and screen star just announced to return to Broadway in FINDING NEVERLAND, Kelsey Grammer. (more...)

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