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Broadway's CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOLUME 16 on Sale NowBroadway's CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOLUME 16 on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2014

The 2014 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16 is on sale now! This 2-disc, annual CD of original and traditional holiday music features stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up, and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Portraits of Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays for The Creative Faces ProjectPhoto Flash: Portraits of Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays for The Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, star of the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, is the latest featured artist in The Creative Faces Project: an evolving portrait and interview collective of artists inspiring the New York stage. His photos and interview, posted today, October 23rd, can be viewed on The Creative Faces Project website (www.thecreativefacesproject.com) and below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Portraits of Obie Award Winner Tracee Chimo for The Creative Faces ProjectPhoto Flash: Portraits of Obie Award Winner Tracee Chimo for The Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Obie Award winner Tracee Chimo, who can currently be seen in Second Stage Theatre's production of Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrence McNally, is the latest featured artist in The Creative Faces Project: an evolving portrait and interview collective of artists inspiring the New York Stage. Ms. Chimo is also set to play multiple roles in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles in its upcoming Broadway run. Ms. Chimo's photos and interview, posted Thursday, October 16th, can be viewed on The Creative Faces Project website: www.thecreativefacesproject.com . (more...)

Sting and Cast of THE LAST SHIP Record for Broadway's CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOL. 16Sting and Cast of THE LAST SHIP Record for Broadway's CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOL. 16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting will be featured on the annual holiday music CD, Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 16. Singing with the cast of 'The Last Ship,' ­­­­and playing acoustic guitar accompanied by a full band, Sting has created an original version of 'Soul Cake.' (more...)

Photo Flash: NOH8 Campaign Returns to Broadway!Photo Flash: NOH8 Campaign Returns to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Earlier this year, the NOH8 campaign returned to Broadway's Minskoff Theatre for a second photo shoot, featuring some of everyone's favorite Broadway stars. Dozens of Broadway's best joined the photo shoot to help the campaign, including many of this year's Tony Award winners and nominees. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Portraits of Tony Nominee Jessica Hecht for The Creative Faces ProjectPhoto Flash: First Look at Portraits of Tony Nominee Jessica Hecht for The Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht is the latest featured artist in The Creative Faces Project -- an evolving portrait and interview collective of artists inspiring the New York stage. Her photos, posted Thursday, October 9th, can be viewed below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: National Music Theater Institute Embraced by BroadwayBWW Exclusive: National Music Theater Institute Embraced by Broadway
by National Theater Institute - Oct 6, 2014

The National Music Theater Institute (NMTI) students have just returned to campus from two weeks training in New York City; scroll down for photos from the visit! NMTI is the newest credit-earning, semester-long intensive from the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Utilizing the O'Neill's 50-year experience in training young theater artists and history of developing new musicals (including Nine, Avenue Q, In The Heights, [title of show], and Violet), NMTI offers broad-based training in all areas of musical theater: acting, singing, directing, writing, dance, composition, and choreography. In addition to the semester's rigorous curriculum-classes 14 hours a day, 7 days a week with emphasis on collaboration and the creation of original work- two weeks of the semester are spent learning in the epicenter of American music theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Portraits of Obie-Winner Steven Boyer for The Creative Faces ProjectPhoto Flash: First Look at Portraits of Obie-Winner Steven Boyer for The Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Obie Award winner Steven Boyer, best known for originating the roll Jason/Tyrone in the Off Broadway hit Hand To God is the latest featured artist in The Creative Faces Project: an evolving portrait and interview collective of artists inspiring the New York stage. His photos and interview, posted today, October 2nd, can be viewed here and on The Creative Faces Project website: www.thecreativefacesproject.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Gingold Theatrical Group's VILLAGE WOOING ReadingPhoto Coverage: Inside Gingold Theatrical Group's VILLAGE WOOING Reading
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 30, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, just presented its 96th production, George Bernard Shaw's Village Wooing, September 29 at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the reading below! (more...)

Catherine Walker to Succeed Lauren Worsham in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on BroadwayCatherine Walker to Succeed Lauren Worsham in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

It was announced today that Catherine Walker will take over the role of 'Phoebe D'Ysquith' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, beginning Tuesday, October 28. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opening Night ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside the YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU just opened last night, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and below, you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/29/14 - THE LAST SHIP Sets Sail, 'BOGEYMAN' Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/29/14 - THE LAST SHIP Sets Sail, 'BOGEYMAN' Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 29, 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: THE LAST SHIP sets sail on Broadway, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN opens at New World Stages, CHICAGO welcomes a new 'Mama', Kevin Spacey performs in D.C. and more! (more...)

J. Smith Cameron and Jefferson Mays Star in Project Shaw's VILLAGE WOOING TonightJ. Smith Cameron and Jefferson Mays Star in Project Shaw's VILLAGE WOOING Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents its 96th production, George Bernard Shaw's Village Wooing, tonight, September 29 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sigourney Weaver, Alan Alda, Jefferson Mays and More at Westport Country Playhouse's Gala to Honor A. R. GurneyPhoto Flash: Sigourney Weaver, Alan Alda, Jefferson Mays and More at Westport Country Playhouse's Gala to Honor A. R. Gurney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Playwright A. R. ("Pete") Gurney, one of the most-produced playwrights in the history of Westport Country Playhouse, was celebrated for his body of work at the theater's one-night-only fundraising gala, "A Perfect Party: A Gala Evening Honoring A. R. Gurney," on Monday, September 22. Fourteen productions of Gurney's plays have been staged at Westport Country Playhouse, including one world premiere. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces ProjectPhoto Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Academy, Emmy and TONY Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Picnic, 'Requiem for a Dream'), TONY Award winner Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, I Am My Own Wife), TONY Award nominee Jessica Hecht (King Lear, A View from the Bridge), and New York favorites Tracee Chimo (Lips Together Teeth Apart, Bad Jews) and Steven Boyer (King Lear, Hand to God) have all been photographed for The Creative Faces Project. The weekly release of their individual entries will mark the project's official launch this fall. Current featured artists are listed below. (more...)

J. Smith Cameron and Jefferson Mays to Star in Project Shaw's VILLAGE WOOING This FallJ. Smith Cameron and Jefferson Mays to Star in Project Shaw's VILLAGE WOOING This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents its 96th production, George Bernard Shaw's Village Wooing, on Monday, September 29 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

Original Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 SeasonOriginal Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014-15 with a season of ten radio-theater productions, each recorded by a star-studded cast in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. All performances take place at the 300-seat, acoustically vibrant James Bridges Theater located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company heads out on its 10th annual national tour. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Stars Join Forces in Support of Emily's EnsembleSTAGE TUBE: Broadway Stars Join Forces in Support of Emily's Ensemble
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2014

Broadway is joining #EmilysEnsemble, a social media outpouring of support for a 12-year-old dancer having major brain surgery today. (more...)

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights to A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDERMTI Acquires Licensing Rights to A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured licensing rights to Broadway's newest Tony Award-winning BEST MUSICAL, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE was the most-nominated show of the season, with 10 nominations and the winningest new show, taking home 4 Tonys (BEST MUSICAL, BOOK, DIRECTION, COSTUMES). It also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including BEST MUSICAL), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including BEST MUSICAL), and one Drama League Award (BEST MUSICAL). (more...)

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