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VIDEO: WHEEL OF FORTUNE Contestant Has Epic Fail with Classic DramaVIDEO: WHEEL OF FORTUNE Contestant Has Epic Fail with Classic Drama
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On last night's WHEEL OF FORTUNE, contestant Kevin had an unfortunate epic fail when he was not able to solve a puzzle missing just one letter. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning MoviesBWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning Movies
by Katherine Blauvelt - Mar 11, 2017

Late last month, Viola Davis took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in FENCES. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, FENCES is the story of an African-American family living in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1950s. (more...)

Amy Herzog, Dominique Morisseau, Penelope Skinner and More Among 2017 Finalists for The Suzan Smith Blackburn PrizeAmy Herzog, Dominique Morisseau, Penelope Skinner and More Among 2017 Finalists for The Suzan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Jack Garfein Will Chat SOMETHING WILD Film, Acting Techniques and More at The Drama Book ShopJack Garfein Will Chat SOMETHING WILD Film, Acting Techniques and More at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome internationally-renowned director and acting teacher, Jack Garfein, to speak about his groundbreaking, psychologically complex film, Something Wild, his book, Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor and his world-famous Master Classes on acting technique now given at his newly opened Jack Garfein Studio in the Theater District. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GIN GAME at MetroStageBWW Review: THE GIN GAME at MetroStage
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 6, 2017

There was a time on Broadway when acting couples made certain plays better than they actually were by giving tour-de-force performances. D.L. Coburn's The Gin Game is a prime example. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Third Annual JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH Moves to Tranzac ClubThird Annual JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH Moves to Tranzac Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In the wake of the unfortunate closing of the beloved Hugh's Room, the unstoppable Jan Kudelka has announced that her third annual Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash will now take place at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue on Wednesday, January 18 at 8:30pm, the same night and time it was originally booked. (more...)

Tonight Only! Oak Park Festival Theatre Presents THE GIN GAME ReadingTonight Only! Oak Park Festival Theatre Presents THE GIN GAME Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

This month's reading is 'THE GIN GAME' by D.L.Coburn. (more...)

Back by Popular Demand! Jan Kudelka Sings Janis! THIRD ANNUAL JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASHBack by Popular Demand! Jan Kudelka Sings Janis! THIRD ANNUAL JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Gone at 27, the Queen of Psychedelic Soul is back for one night only! After smashing sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, singer and performer Jan Kudelka conjures and celebrates the beloved blues/rock trailblazer Janis Joplin with a 74th birthday bash on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.). Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash is an intimate journey into the epic voice and tender heart of the Janis Joplin legend. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Jack Garfein Legendary Director and Acting Teacher Opens New Studio in New YorkJack Garfein Legendary Director and Acting Teacher Opens New Studio in New York
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Jack Garfein, one of the film and theater industry's leading acting teachers, has reopened his acting studio in NYC. Garfein played a key role at the Actors Studio and in the development of the Actors Studio, West and The Strasberg Theatre Institute. On Theater Row, he created the Harold Clurman and Samuel Beckett Theaters. Over the years Garfein produced and directed over 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions and directed the groundbreaking films, THE STRANGE ONE and SOMETHING WILD. (more...)

Jan Kudelka to Bring Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash to Hugh's Room This WinterJan Kudelka to Bring Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash to Hugh's Room This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Gone at 27, the Queen of Psychedelic Soul is back for one night only! After smashing sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, singer and performer Jan Kudelka conjures and celebrates the beloved blues/rock trailblazer Janis Joplin with a 74th birthday bash on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.). (more...)

Photo Flash: CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, Starring Nancy Opel, Celebrates Opening Night at NC StagePhoto Flash: CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, Starring Nancy Opel, Celebrates Opening Night at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) presents the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, starring Nancy Opel (Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Teddy & Alice). BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities, plus a peek at Opel onstage, below! (more...)

Nancy Opel Headlines New Musical CURVY WIDOW, Beginning Tonight at NC StageNancy Opel Headlines New Musical CURVY WIDOW, Beginning Tonight at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) presents the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, starring Nancy Opel (Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Teddy & Alice). (more...)

BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY With 'Little House on the Prairie' Star Karen Grassle Charms and Warms the Heart At Riverside CenterBWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY With 'Little House on the Prairie' Star Karen Grassle Charms and Warms the Heart At Riverside Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Oct 24, 2016

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents a first class production of Alfred Uhry's prize-winning drama DRIVING MISS DAISY. Expertly directed by renowned Washingon, DC-based actor/director Rick Hammerly and starring Karen Grassle from LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE in the title role, Riverside's DRIVING MISS DAISY charms and warms the heart. (more...)

Starry Production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins Tonight at Pioneer Theatre CompanyStarry Production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, tonight, October 21, through November 5, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIEPhoto Flash: First Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, October 21 - November 5, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIEPhoto Flash: First Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, October 21 - November 5, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nancy Opel Headlines the World Premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICALNancy Opel Headlines the World Premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) is excited to announce the cast for the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

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