Jeff Ward News

Photo Flash: Jordan Harrison's MARJORIE PRIME Opens at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' opened at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play continues through October 19, 2014. Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lois Smith and More in CTG's MARJORIE PRIME World Premiere in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' opens at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play continues through October 19, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' will open September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews tonight, September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Next Month at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's haunting drama 'Marjorie Prime,' which begins previewsSeptember 10, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play opens September 21. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. Check out a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Lois Smith to Lead MARJORIE PRIME CTG/Mark Taper Forum; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Casting has been completed for the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime,' opening September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Dimensional Insight Announces Business Intelligence Vendor Agreement with Leading Healthcare EMR Software Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Dimensional Insight, a leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions in healthcare, today announced that it has entered into an agreement that enables enhanced integration and support of The Diver Solution (Diver) with Epic. (more...)

EbixExchange Technology Helps Accelerate London Insurance Market Modernization
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

LONDON, March 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Ebix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, today announced that Ebix Europe and one of the largest intermediaries in the world, JLT, will be presenting their successful implementation of the EbixExchange platform, at Lloyds on Wednesday, 2nd April 2014. (more...)

Remy Zaken & More Set for BMI-Lehman Engel's SMOKER, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will present its autumn Smoker, a semiannual showcase of new songs from Workshop writers, on Thursday, November 21 in BMI's New York office. (more...)

Directory of Contemporary Theatre Writers Launches with Concert at Second Stage Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

David Sisco (Founder/Curator) and Lorene Phillips (Contributing Editor) will celebrate the launch of THE DIRECTORY OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE WRITERS in a star-studded concert today, January 21 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43 Street). (more...)

Amanda Flynn Joins THE PASSION OF ED WOOD at Snapple Theater Center, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Amanda Flynn (Los Angeles company of WICKED and Las Vegas company of MAMMA MIA, joins the cast of THE PASSION OF ED WOOD in the role of Dolores Fuller, Ed Wood's long-suffering girlfriend. In WICKED she frequently went on in the part of Glinda and in MAMMA MIA as Sophie. (more...)

Raymond Bokhour, Lance Rubin and More Star in Musical Mondays' THE PASSION OF ED WOOD Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Told from the viewpoint of the iconic cinema director actor Orson Welles, THE PASSION OF ED WOOD focuses on Hollywood shlock director Ed Wood, posthumously awarded 'The Worst Movie Director of All Time' for 'Glenn or Glenda,' 'Plan Nine from Outer Space,' 'Jail Bait' and 'Orgy of the Dead' to name a few. The new musical focuses on the director's decision to hire Bela Lugosi, famous for his film portrayal of Dracula at the end of Lugosi's career. (more...)

Raymond Bokhour, Lance Rubin and More Star in Musical Mondays' THE PASSION OF ED WOOD, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2013

Told from the viewpoint of the iconic cinema director actor Orson Welles, THE PASSION OF ED WOOD focuses on Hollywood shlock director Ed Wood, posthumously awarded 'The Worst Movie Director of All Time' for 'Glenn or Glenda,' 'Plan Nine from Outer Space,' 'Jail Bait' and 'Orgy of the Dead' to name a few. The new musical focuses on the director's decision to hire Bela Lugosi, famous for his film portrayal of Dracula at the end of Lugosi's career. (more...)

Directory of Contemporary Theatre Writers Launches with Concert at Second Stage Theatre, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2012

David Sisco (Founder/Curator) and Lorene Phillips (Contributing Editor) will celebrate the launch of THE DIRECTORY OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE WRITERS in a star-studded concert on Monday, January 21 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43 Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tennessee's Theaterati Celebrate Halloween 2012
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 01, 2012

Ah, Halloween...the theaterati's favorite holiday (right after Tony Awards Day and, in Tennessee of course, First Night Day!)...gives everyone the opportunity to show off their inner characters and unknown doppelgangers. So how did Tennessee's theater types celebrate the day? Dress up with some place to go... (more...)

Natalie Charle Ellis and More Perform at Musical Mondays' Season and CD Preview Concert, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

Musical Mondays Theatre Lab announces a concert of new songs from their upcoming seasons as well as songs from the soon to be released Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlght CD with live performances of brand new theatre songs from the Tony Award-winning Musical Theatre Workshop. The concert event has no admission charge and reservations are not being taken. 4 show Musical Mondays subscribers will receive a complimentary demo sampler copy of the CD. The concert will take place at the Jerry Orbach Theater in the Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th at 6:30 PM tonight, Oct 11. (more...)

Natalie Charle Ellis and More to Perform at Musical Mondays' Season and CD Preview Concert, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2012

Musical Mondays Theatre Lab announces a concert of new songs from their upcoming seasons as well as songs from the soon to be released Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlght CD with live performances of brand new theatre songs from the Tony Award-winning Musical Theatre Workshop. The concert event has no admission charge and reservations are not being taken. 4 show Musical Mondays subscribers will receive a complimentary demo sampler copy of the CD. The concert will take place at the Jerry Orbach Theater in the Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th at 6:30 PM on Thursday, Oct 11. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2013 First Night Honors Red (actually Orange) Carpet Arrivals
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 06, 2012

Dressed to the nines-despite forecasts of thunderstorms and a tornado watch that hung over the region-theater people from throughout Tennessee gathered at Belmont University's Bill and Carole Troutt Theatre on Sunday night for the 2013 First Night Honors. Hosted by Holly Shepherd and Joel Diggs, the gala evening honored eight leading lights of Tennessee theater as they were recognized as members of the First Night Class of 2013 Honorees. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mysterious Skin's ANGELA GIMLIN Takes on The Friday Five
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 17, 2012

Today, the spotlight falls upon Angela Gimlin, who is appearing this weekend in the debut work from Nashville's Kirk-Burgess Productions: Prince Gomolvilas' play Mysterious Skin, based on the Scott Heim novel of the same name, that weaves together the interconnected stories of two young men, each struggling to overcome his horrific past. Angela, whose versatility is obvious in the production, plays the distant mother of one of the boys' and a surly Little League functionary who simply doesn't want to be bothered. (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL #6: All The News from Onstage, Offstage, Backstage and Beyond
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 29, 2012

We've been doing our part to prepare ye the way, watching the action onstage, taking some furtive peeks backstage, listening to all the offstage gossip and venturing beyond the confines of the theater to gain the informed knowledge to see more shows in the Volunteer State than you ever thought possible. So, good people of the theaterati, read on and get all the information you need to know in this, our latest installment of Music City Confidential. This is #6… (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL #4: Onstage, Offstage, Backstage and Beyond With the Theaterati
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 26, 2012

It's supposed to be 108 degrees in the Nashville area by week's end, which means stepping outside will likely leave you melted, quite literally and figuratively. But if you do have to venture out of doors, perhaps a trip to the theater is a good idea…it'll be dark and cool (with any luck, the AC will be working-and you know which theaters we're talking about) and you'll be entertained, perhaps even transported to another world. Or not. In the meantime, we present you with installment number four of Music City Confidential-our continuing effort to create a sense of community and build up some enthusiasm and excitement for the live theater industry here in our alarmingly sweaty region. So, press on, gentle readers and catch up on the latest adventures of the theaterati… (more...)

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