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Illusion Theater to Present THURGOOD, Starring James Craven, 3/6-15Illusion Theater to Present THURGOOD, Starring James Craven, 3/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Illusion Theater's 40th Anniversary Season continues with a powerful play based on the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall, starring one of the Twin Cities' most venerable actors, James Craven. A journey of epic proportions, Thurgood is an eye-opening, humorous and uplifting portrait of a true American hero on stage March 6-15 at the downtown Minneapolis theater, located on the eighth floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave. Post-show panels and audience discussions follow each performance. (more...)

Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with James Dreyfus & More for UK Tour of HARVEYPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with James Dreyfus & More for UK Tour of HARVEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The new production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner and starring James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as Veta Louise Simmons, will play a limited season at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket from Tuesday 17 March until Saturday 2 May, with a Gala Night on Monday 23 March. The production will first open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February, with a national press night on Tuesday 17 February. After Birmingham, the production will play in Malvern from 24 to 28 February and Richmond from 3 to 7 March. (more...)

Tony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford to Make West Coast Debut at the Venetian Room This SpringTony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford to Make West Coast Debut at the Venetian Room This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

?Bay Area Cabaret presents the versatile Tony-nominated Broadway and television star Annaleigh Ashford in her West Coast cabaret debut on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 5 p.m. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Concert, Featuring Anika Noni Rose, Now Available OnlineJason Robert Brown Concert, Featuring Anika Noni Rose, Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Jason Robert Brown's 2011 high-powered concert with Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, recorded at New York City's historic Abrons Art Center, is now available to stream or download for $5, the three-time Tony-winning composer announced today on his official website. Click here for the concert! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (But You Can Go Back and See It Again)BWW Reviews: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (But You Can Go Back and See It Again)
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2015

Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas have been added to the top-flight ensemble. (more...)

Place Your Bid! Drama League's Online Charity Auction Features Meet-and-Greets with Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman & MorePlace Your Bid! Drama League's Online Charity Auction Features Meet-and-Greets with Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Drama League's 2015 Benefit Charity Auction has launched at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague, featuring over fifty once-in-a-lifetime prize packages. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Coming to D.C.'s National Theatre This SpringAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Coming to D.C.'s National Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansburyreturns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. The tour makes its Washington premiere Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. (more...)

Leslie Uggams to Perform in Concert, Conduct Master Classes at Wright State, 1/22-23Leslie Uggams to Perform in Concert, Conduct Master Classes at Wright State, 1/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams will share her insights and talents with students of the Wright State University Musical Theatre Program January 22-23 in Dayton, Ohio. Uggams will become the first major visiting artist to conduct master classes and perform as a guest of the school's new Musical Theatre Initiative. (more...)

Get 2-for-1 Tickets with Broadway Week to over 20 Great Broadway ShowsGet 2-for-1 Tickets with Broadway Week to over 20 Great Broadway Shows
by Contests - Broadway - Jan 19, 2015

There is no better way to enjoy the magic of Broadway than with Broadway Week. From January 20 to February 5, enjoy 2-for-1 tickets to more than 20 of the very best Broadway shows in town. Visit their site for a complete list of participating shows, show info and to buy tickets now. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/17/15 - James Earl JonesSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/17/15 - James Earl Jones
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2015

Today in 1931, Broadway veteran James Earl Jones was born. He has won Tony awards in 1969 for The Great White Hope and in 1987 for Fences. He has acted in many Shakespearean roles: Othello, King Lear, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Abhorson in Measure for Measure, and Claudius in Hamlet. On April 7, 2005, James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams headed the cast in an African-American Broadway revival version of On Golden Pond, directed by Leonard Foglia and produced by Jeffrey Finn. In February 2008, he starred on Broadway as Big Daddy in a limited-run, all-African-American production of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Debbie Allen and mounted at the Broadhurst Theatre. In October 2010, Jones returned to the Broadway stage in Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy along with Vanessa Redgrave at the Golden Theatre. In November 2011, Jones starred in Driving Miss Daisy in London's West End, and on November 12 Jones received his honorary Oscar in front of the audience at the Wyndham's Theatre, which was presented to him by Ben Kingsley. (more...)

Tony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Returning to 54 Below Next MonthTony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Returning to 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford will bring back to 54 Below an encore performance of Annaleigh Ashford - Lost in the Stars February 11, 2015 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Andy Karl & More Will Take Part in The Drama League's 2015 Winter SeaonDanny Burstein, Andy Karl & More Will Take Part in The Drama League's 2015 Winter Seaon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Drama League has announced the Winter 2015 Season of events at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca. (more...)

Nathan Lane Will Receive O'Neill Theatre Center's Monte Cristo AwardNathan Lane Will Receive O'Neill Theatre Center's Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center has just announced that stage and screen star Nathan Lane will be the next recipient of the Monte Cristo Award. Lane will receive the honor on Monday, April 13 (6:30PM) at the Edison Ballroom. (more...)

West End's HARVEY, with James Dreyfus, to Begin Limited Engagement, March 17West End's HARVEY, with James Dreyfus, to Begin Limited Engagement, March 17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The new production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner and starring James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as Veta Louise Simmons, will play a limited season at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket from Tuesday 17 March until Saturday 2 May, with a Gala Night on Monday 23 March. The production will first open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February, with a national press night on Tuesday 17 February. After Birmingham, the production will play in Malvern from 24 to 28 February and Richmond from 3 to 7 March. (more...)

Maureen Lipman and James Dreyfus Star in HARVEY, Opening Next Month at Birmingham Repertory TheatreMaureen Lipman and James Dreyfus Star in HARVEY, Opening Next Month at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner, will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February. First produced on Broadway in 1944 where it ran for four years, this new production stars James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as his sister, Veta. (more...)

Tony & Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson to Be Featured on THIRTEEN's American Masters, 2/20Tony & Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson to Be Featured on THIRTEEN's American Masters, 2/20
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Will Volunteer at God's Love We DeliverYOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Will Volunteer at God's Love We Deliver
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

To carry over the holiday spirit into the new year, cast members from the You Can't Take It With You Pulitzer Prize-winning revival by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman will be volunteering their time and working as a group at God's Love We Deliver. The cast will be helping prepare meals in the kitchen on Tuesday, January 20th for a three-hour afternoon shift. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOUPhoto Flash: First Look at Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas just joined the hit Broadway revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on January 6, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at them onstage below! (more...)

New York Jewish Film Festival Announces 'Beyond The Screen' ProgramsNew York Jewish Film Festival Announces 'Beyond The Screen' Programs
by Movies News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are presenting the 24th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, January 14-29, 2015. (more...)

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