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Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AidsFred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

Danielle Brooks Joins Reading of James Baldwin's THE AMEN CORNER 11/28Danielle Brooks Joins Reading of James Baldwin's THE AMEN CORNER 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Danielle Brooks, Tony Award nominee from The Color Purple and co-star of the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," will perform in a one-night only reading of James Baldwin's The Amen Corner this Mondayevening, November 28 at 7 pm as part of Classic Stage Company's annual First Look Festival. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the reading of The Amen Corner will also feature Adeola Role, Mirirai Sithole, Phumzile Sithole, Christina Redd, Brandon Jones, Curtiss Cook Jr, Kevin Mambo, Cristina Pitter and Folami Williams. (more...)

Judy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF TonightJudy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn(Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joins the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde beginning tonight, Tuesday, November 22nd and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st at 2:00 pm.  She takes over the role from Jessica Hecht whose final performance was on Sunday, November 20th. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Sudeikis Talks Off-Broadway's DEAD POETS SOCIETY on 'Tonight'VIDEO: Jason Sudeikis Talks Off-Broadway's DEAD POETS SOCIETY on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Jason Sudeikis is freaking out over remembering his lines as John Keating in the new New York production of DEAD POETS SOCIETY. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/19-11/20/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/19-11/20/2016
by - Nov 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 20, 2016 - Sunday, November 20, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Jason Sudeikis Stars in CSC's Crisp and Engaging Stage Premiere of DEAD POETS SOCIETYBWW Review: Jason Sudeikis Stars in CSC's Crisp and Engaging Stage Premiere of DEAD POETS SOCIETY
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2016

While the work of director John Doyle has been a frequent presence at Classic Stage Company for the past few years, his tenure as the company's artistic director gets off to an impressive start this season with a crisp and engaging world premiere production of Tom Schulman's DEAD POETS SOCIETY. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Chat THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALKJennifer Holliday to Chat THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALK
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday makes her first appearance on THEATER TALK in a revelatory conversation about the creation of her career-making Broadway role as 'Effie' in the now-legendary Michael Bennett's production of Dreamgirls (1981-83), as well as her more recent 'major acting class' - the month-long rehearsal period with director John Doyle as he prepared her to take over the role of 'Shug Avery' in the current Broadway revival of The Color Purple. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/12/2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/12/2016. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Celebrate 65-Year Career in Brooklyn This MonthChita Rivera to Celebrate 65-Year Career in Brooklyn This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough brings internationally renowned performing artists to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full season runs through May 20, 2017. On Saturday, November 19th at 8:00pm come celebrate the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Alan Cumming, Andy Karl & More Help Chita Rivera Make Her Triumphant Carnegie Hall Debut!BWW TV: Watch Alan Cumming, Andy Karl & More Help Chita Rivera Make Her Triumphant Carnegie Hall Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS arrived at Carnegie Hall last night, November 7, marking the the first time the Broadway legend has headlined the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner also welcomed previously- announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz  and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Makes Her Carnegie Hall Debut!Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Makes Her Carnegie Hall Debut!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 8, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS arrived at Carnegie Hall last night, November 7, marking the the first time the Broadway legend has headlined the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner also welcomed previously- announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway; and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/8/2016 - It's Election Day - Get Out and Vote!Broadway AM Report, 11/8/2016 - It's Election Day - Get Out and Vote!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 8, 2016

Today's big news: NYC supper club Feinstein's/54 Below is hosting an Election Day watch party, and Randy Rainbow is bringing his election-themed hilarity to Orlando tonight! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: DEAD POETS SOCIETY's Jason Sudeikis Opens Up About His Own InspirationsSTAGE TUBE: DEAD POETS SOCIETY's Jason Sudeikis Opens Up About His Own Inspirations
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2016

Below, watch as Sudeikis chat about the challenges of taking on the iconic character! (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 SeasonAndrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

Songwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with 2016 Fred Ebb AwardSongwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with 2016 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore.  (more...)

Breaking News: THE COLOR PURPLE Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; National Tour to Launch Next FallBreaking News: THE COLOR PURPLE Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; National Tour to Launch Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

The Tony Award-winning revival of THE COLOR PURPLE will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Upon closing, the production will have played 449 regular and 33 preview performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). A North American tour of the production will launch in the fall of 2017. (more...)

JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL Kicks Off The New FamilyStage: Adventure Series at Georgia Ensemble TheatreJUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL Kicks Off The New FamilyStage: Adventure Series at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, announces a new kid-centric initiative called FamilyStage: Adventure Series that will provide exciting weekend performances for the whole family throughout the school year at the theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. (more...)

DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Starring Jason Sudeikis, Starts Tomorrow Off-BroadwayDEAD POETS SOCIETY, Starring Jason Sudeikis, Starts Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

A friendly reminder! Classic Stage Company will present Dead Poets Society, a new play based on the beloved 1989 film, starring Jason Sudeikis as John Keating. Performances for Dead Poets Society will begin tomorrow, October 27, at CSC (136 East 13th Street) with an official press opening Thursday, November 17 and will play a limited engagement extended through Sunday, December 18. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on BroadwayTHE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE. Isaiah Johnson, who originated the role, will give his final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

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