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Debra Messing & More to be Honored by Trinity RepDebra Messing & More to be Honored by Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

At the 19th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Rep will award Debra Messing with the Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts. John Chan, jazz promoter and owner of Chan's Fine Oriental Dining in Woonsocket will be honored with a Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts. Dancer and choreographer Julie Strandberg will receive the Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts and Trinity Rep's former executive director, Michael Gennaro, will be awarded with the Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts. The ceremony will be held Monday, June 15, 2015 at Trinity Rep with a reception to follow at the Providence Public Library. (more...)

THESE PAPER BULLETS! Creator Rolin Jones Mixes Theatre, TV in New 20th Century Fox DealTHESE PAPER BULLETS! Creator Rolin Jones Mixes Theatre, TV in New 20th Century Fox Deal
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Hartford Courant reports that THESE PAPER BULLETS! creator and TV writer Rolin Jones has signed a two-year contract with 20th Century Fox Television to develop projects via his production company New Neighborhood. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions Sets 2015-16 Season: INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN IDIOT, GODSPELL & MoreDare to Defy Productions Sets 2015-16 Season: INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN IDIOT, GODSPELL & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Dare to Defy Productions announces the company's 2015-16 season today. Featuring six productions presented in either the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center or the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton, the season includes Into the Woods, Godspell, Footloose, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Wild Party and American Idiot! (more...)

James Byous, Lindsay Pearce & More Lead Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in L.A. - Briana Cuoco to Offer Exclusive Blog!James Byous, Lindsay Pearce & More Lead Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in L.A. - Briana Cuoco to Offer Exclusive Blog!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

glory|struck productions has announced complete casting for their upcoming immersive, environmental staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, to be vibrantly brought to life in a yet-to-be-disclosed warehouse venue of Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 SeasonBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

Fred Armisen to Host 74th Annual PEABODY AWARDSFred Armisen to Host 74th Annual PEABODY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Actor-producer-writer Fred Armisen, co-creator, co-writer and co-star of the Peabody-winning and Emmy-nominated Portlandia, and an 11-season Saturday Night Live veteran, is set to emcee the dramatically reimagined event. (more...)

Joe Armstrong to Join Louise Brealey in CONSTELLATIONS UK TourJoe Armstrong to Join Louise Brealey in CONSTELLATIONS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Joe Armstrong will join Louise Brealey in the Royal Court's UK tour of Nick Payne's award-winning Constellations. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/30/2015 - Vineyard, MISCAST, MUFTI Galas and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/30/2015 - Vineyard, MISCAST, MUFTI Galas and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 30, 2015

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: It's an evening of galas and benefits for Vineyard, MCC, York and more! (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, 'UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE', ADDING MACHINE and More Set for The Hypocrites' 2015-16 SeasonAMERICAN IDIOT, 'UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE', ADDING MACHINE and More Set for The Hypocrites' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Hypocrites are pleased to announce their 2015-16 Season, featuring an unprecedented seven productions for Chicago audiences! The season kicks off this summer with the triumphant return engagement of the critically acclaimed ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Sean Graney and featuring most of the original cast. (more...)

THESE PAPER BULLETS!, Featuring Music by Billie Joe Armstrong, to Open Geffen Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonTHESE PAPER BULLETS!, Featuring Music by Billie Joe Armstrong, to Open Geffen Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces the West Coast premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS! A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing to open the 2015/2016 Geffen Playhouse season in the Gil Cates Theater. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Boardwalk Empire) with songs by Grammy Award winner Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong and staged by Jackson Gay. THESE PAPER BULLETS! was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre where it premiered in 2014. (more...)

Breaking: New Musicals by David Yazbek (Directed by Hal Prince!), Billie Joe Armstrong & More Coming to Atlantic Theatre Company in 2015-16Breaking: New Musicals by David Yazbek (Directed by Hal Prince!), Billie Joe Armstrong & More Coming to Atlantic Theatre Company in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director, Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has just announced five productions of its 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: AMERICAN IDIOT Will Get Immersive Staging in L.A. Warehouse, Opening in MayBWW Exclusive: AMERICAN IDIOT Will Get Immersive Staging in L.A. Warehouse, Opening in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

In an immersive, environmental staging, glory|struck productions will present AMERICAN IDIOT in L.A., vibrantly bringing the punk album to life in a yet-to-be-disclosed warehouse venue in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. (more...)

Les Paul Foundation to Celebrate 100th Birthday of Namesake This SummerLes Paul Foundation to Celebrate 100th Birthday of Namesake This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Les Paul Foundation has announced the official 100th Birthday of Les Paul, a year-long celebration to launch the famous inventor and musician's 100th birthday - June 9th, 2015. The celebration, which will last through May of 2016, will include exciting programs beginning with the star-studded June 9th event in New York's Times Square. Fans of Les Paul will have the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the most famous names in music at the official kick-off event. Music legends including Steve Miller, Joan Jett, Journey's Neal Schon, guitar virtuoso Johnny A, Chickenfoot's Joe Satriani, Count's 77 and others will appear at the event. Musical acts will continue to be announced on les-paul.com over the next several weeks. (more...)

City Lights Theater Company's 33rd Season to Include AMERICAN IDIOT, THE ELEPHANT MAN & MoreCity Lights Theater Company's 33rd Season to Include AMERICAN IDIOT, THE ELEPHANT MAN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

City Lights Theater Company's 33rd season will take audiences from Victorian England to post-9/11 suburbia, from gripping drama to quirky comedy and contemporary rock. The spirited downtown company presents a six-show mainstage season at 529 S. Second St. in San Jose that offers audiences both fresh works and new takes on the classics. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Announces 2015-16 Season: THE 39 STEPS, THE SECRET GARDEN & MoreContra Costa Civic Announces 2015-16 Season: THE 39 STEPS, THE SECRET GARDEN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced its 56th Main Stage season, which features a hilariously suspenseful homage to Alfred Hitchcock, a musical adaptation of a cherished children's story, a gripping reimagination of Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night, a brilliantly witty exploration of class, and the award-winning rock musical with its roots in the East Bay. (more...)

PENTECOST, CAROUSEL, SWAN LAKE and More Set for CCM's 2015-16 Mainstage SeriesPENTECOST, CAROUSEL, SWAN LAKE and More Set for CCM's 2015-16 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce details for its 2015-16 Mainstage Series of opera, musical theatre, drama and dance productions. Between Sept. 30, 2015, and April 24, 2016, CCM's stars-of-tomorrow will present seven masterworks for the stage under the guidance of its internationally acclaimed faculty artists. (more...)

Keegan Theatre's Full 2015-16 Season to Feature ANNAPURNA, NEXT TO NORMAL & MoreKeegan Theatre's Full 2015-16 Season to Feature ANNAPURNA, NEXT TO NORMAL & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Keegan Theatre has announced its full 2015-2016 lineup, the inaugural season in the company's renovated theatre. "We are beyond excited to open our next season in our upgraded and modernized facility," says Mark A. Rhea, Keegan's producing artistic director. "We can finally provide our audiences the comfort and facility that they deserve - while keeping the intimacy and feel of the original space." (more...)

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music to Present AMERICAN IDIOT, 3/3-13University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music to Present AMERICAN IDIOT, 3/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has secured the rights to present the Tony Award-winning musical blockbuster American Idiot as part of its 2015-16 Mainstage Series. Running March 3 - 13, 2016, in CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater, this will be the first local production of the acclaimed rock opera. (more...)

The Hypocrites to Present Chicago Premiere of AMERICAN IDIOT This FallThe Hypocrites to Present Chicago Premiere of AMERICAN IDIOT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season this fall with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Alysha Umphress and Joshua Henry's ROMANTIC DUETS is HeartwarmingBWW Reviews: Alysha Umphress and Joshua Henry's ROMANTIC DUETS is Heartwarming
by David Clarke - Feb 11, 2015

It's mid-February and all the stores are filled with red hearts and chocolates in an effort to bamboozle us into thinking love is in the air. Frankly, it may still be too chilly for love to survive in the air. Despite this, Alysha Umphress and Joshua Henry heated up 54 BELOW earlier this week with their sizzling, jazzy cabaret Romantic Duets. (more...)

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