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BWW Blog: Ed Dixon of Pittsburgh Public Theater's L'HOTEL - Opening NightBWW Blog: Ed Dixon of Pittsburgh Public Theater's L'HOTEL - Opening Night
by Guest Blogger: Ed Dixon - Dec 1, 2014

I woke up early and went to Starbucks. I did not, however, check the weather forecast before I did. It was seventeen degrees with a wind chill of zero. After the "balmy" weather that preceded it, downtown felt positively Arctic and the whole Polar Vortex thing from last year came flooding back. On my way home, my legs stopped working. Pittsburgh has the highest curbs in the country (maybe the world) and I found myself stepping off them like a toddler so as not to tumble like and octogenarian. We had a brief brush-up rehearsal and got ready for the first show of opening week. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 16-22THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 16-22
by Louisa Brady - Aug 22, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwaWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include Andrew Rannells in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, rehearsals with the touring cast of KINKY BOOTS, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane on 'Birdcage' Co-Star Robin Williams: 'Nobody Was More Kind Or Generous'VIDEO: Nathan Lane on 'Birdcage' Co-Star Robin Williams: 'Nobody Was More Kind Or Generous'
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Broadway's Nathan Lane sat down with CBS 2's Dana Tyler at Joe Allen restaurant in Midtown, New York and spoke about what it was like to work with the comedic genius that was Robin Williams. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Welcome Back to Broadway! IT's ONLY A PLAY Company Greets the Press at Joe AllenPhoto Coverage: Welcome Back to Broadway! IT's ONLY A PLAY Company Greets the Press at Joe Allen
by Walter McBride - Aug 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the press conference below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT's ONLY A PLAY Cast Meets the Press at  at Joe Allen!Photo Coverage: IT's ONLY A PLAY Cast Meets the Press at at Joe Allen!
by Walter McBride - Aug 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos of the stars' arrivals below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: The All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Meets the Press!FREEZE FRAME: The All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Aug 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning - check out a first look below! (more...)

NYC Couple Has Spectacular Broadway WeddingNYC Couple Has Spectacular Broadway Wedding
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 11, 2014

Saturday June 7th was a spectacular day for Houston residents Brian Hampton and Keith Huckabay. The partners of 13 years, who consider NYC their second home, got married at Cop Cot in Central Park surrounded by family and friends. Some of these friends happened to double as Broadway stars, so the wedding was inevitably filled with singing, dancing, and showtunes. (more...)

Celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night- BroadwayWorld's Tonys Party Roundup!Celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night- BroadwayWorld's Tonys Party Roundup!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

It's Tonys Sunday! Tonight, the stars will align at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway. While Radio City is the place to be for all of this year's nominees, most Broadway fans will have to settle for watching the ceremony, hosted by Hugh Jackman, on the CBS (8pm). For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night- BroadwayWorld's Tonys Party Roundup!Celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night- BroadwayWorld's Tonys Party Roundup!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

It's Tonys week! On Sunday night, the stars will align at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway. While Radio City is the place to be for all of this year's nominees, most Broadway fans will have to settle for watching the ceremony, hosted by Hugh Jackman, on the CBS (8pm). For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Joe Allen & Orso to Host Tony Awards Viewing Parties, 6/8Joe Allen & Orso to Host Tony Awards Viewing Parties, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

On Sunday, June 8, both Joe Allen Restaurant and Orso Restaurant will be hosting exclusive Tony Awards viewing parties for a limited number of guests. Several monitors will be displayed throughout the dining rooms for guests to enjoy the broadcast from any table. A Prix Fixe Menu, created by Executive Chef, Victor Flores, will be available for dinner for $75 at Joe Allen, and $85 at Orso. The viewing party begins at 6:00 p.m. for red carpet coverage, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a raffle to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, followed by dinner and the Tony Awards telecast at 8:00 p.m. Reservations are required to attend. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Celebrates Album Release!Photo Coverage: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Celebrates Album Release!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 7, 2014

Ghostlight Records has just released the original Broadway cast recording of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the new musical currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The album - produced by Joel Moss and Kurt Deutsch, with Joey Parnes serving as Executive Producer - features a 40-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by librettist Robert L. Freedman and an essay by renowned theater writer and critic David Cote. The cast just celebrated the album release at Joe Allen and you can check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Jim Caruso, Lisa Lambert, Cherry Jones and More Win at the 2014 Joey AwardsJim Caruso, Lisa Lambert, Cherry Jones and More Win at the 2014 Joey Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Winners of the 2014 Joey Awards were announced last weekend at a formal evening ceremony at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Organized and overseen by the Joe Allen Academy of Arts & Bitching (JAAAB), 'The Joeys' are a set of awards given annually for excellence in food service and patronage at New York's City's famous Times Square celebrity hot-spots: Joe Allen, Orso and Bar Centrale. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Four: Broadway Run & The Future - Litigation, Celebration & VegasSPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Four: Broadway Run & The Future - Litigation, Celebration & Vegas
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 3, 2014

Today's final edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' chronicles the production's three-year run, eclipsing the expectations of critics and naysayers that claimed Spidey would fail to weave his web on the Great White Way. From Taymor's notorious legal battle with the show's producers, to an official closing notice, SPIDER-MAN has managed to remain at the Foxwoods night after night, providing audiences with a never-before-seen evening of theatre - and the promise of a Las Vegas venture in the near future. (more...)

Joe Allen Makes Statement on SPIDER-MAN Appearance on Flop WallJoe Allen Makes Statement on SPIDER-MAN Appearance on Flop Wall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, will play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Since the announcement, there has been speculation as to whether the show, which ran for 3 years on Broadway, will make it to the infamous wall of flops at Joe Allen (326 West 46th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Billy Porter, Tommy Tune & More Dine at Joe Allen for SAVE THE CHILDRENPhoto Flash: Billy Porter, Tommy Tune & More Dine at Joe Allen for SAVE THE CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

On Sunday, December 8, Joe Allen, owner of Joe Allen Restaurant, Orso Restaurant, and Bar Centrale (W. 46th Street, NYC) donated 50% of the entire day's proceeds from all three restaurants to Save the Children for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan Children's Relief Fund to benefit children affected by the super typhoon in the Philippines. The three restaurants total raised $10,000 to donate, and then a charitable regular at Bar Centrale matched their total. The grand total to be donated to Save the Children for their typhoon relief is $12,500. (more...)

Joe Allen Donates Proceeds From Select Restaurants to Typhoon Relief TodayJoe Allen Donates Proceeds From Select Restaurants to Typhoon Relief Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Today, December 8, Joe Allen, owner of Joe Allen Restaurant, Orso Restaurant, and Bar Centrale (W. 46th Street, NYC) will be donating 50% of the entire day's proceeds from all three restaurants to Save the Children for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan Children's Relief Fund to benefit children affected by the super typhoon in the Philippines. (more...)

Joe Allen to Donate Proceeds From Select Restaurants to Typhoon Relief, 12/8Joe Allen to Donate Proceeds From Select Restaurants to Typhoon Relief, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

On Sunday, December 8, Joe Allen, owner of Joe Allen Restaurant, Orso Restaurant, and Bar Centrale (W. 46th Street, NYC) will be donating 50% of the entire day's proceeds from all three restaurants to Save the Children for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan Children's Relief Fund to benefit children affected by the super typhoon in the Philippines. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Brings WORDSMITHS to Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: Steve Tyrell Brings WORDSMITHS to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 27, 2013

Steve Tyrell brings his newest show, Wordsmiths to Cafe Carlyle, now through December 31. Check out photos from his opening night below! (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Honors Randall Wreghitt at 2013 TRU Love Benefit TonightTheater Resources Unlimited Honors Randall Wreghitt at 2013 TRU Love Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will celebrate its 22nd year as a not-for-profit service organization with a celebration of three extraordinary people at the annual TRU Love Benefit, Honoring Friendship, Remembering Friends. The 2013 TRU Spirit of Theater Award, presented to a member of the producing community who has demonstrated exceptional generosity, support and kindness to others in the business, will be posthumously awarded to producer Randall Wreghitt (Little Women, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Grey Gardens, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Golda's Balcony, As Bees in Honey Drown, The Food Chain) who died unexpectedly at the age of 55 in May 2011. The event will take place Today, November 17th at Caroline's on Broadway at 47th Street. (more...)

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