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April 29, 1946 (68)
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Aaron Tveit, Betty Buckley & More Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala; John Waters Hosts TonightAaron Tveit, Betty Buckley & More Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala; John Waters Hosts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Vineyard Theatre welcomes Betty Buckley, Kathleen Chalfant, Holly Hunter, Tony Kushner, Matthew Morrison, Tonya Pinkins, Kate Mulgrew and Aaron Tveit joining host John Waters (Hairspray, Cry Baby) for their 2015 Gala honoring Tony Award-winning producer Margo Lion. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place tonight, March 30th, 2015, beginning at 6:30pm, at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The Gala performance is directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig, Spring Awakening, Brooklynite). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Tributes a Late, Great Stage Legend- Polly BergenPhoto Coverage: Broadway Tributes a Late, Great Stage Legend- Polly Bergen
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

THE MEETING to Celebrate The Indigo Girls at Joe's Pub, 4/19THE MEETING to Celebrate The Indigo Girls at Joe's Pub, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The April show will be a celebration of The Indigo Girls. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director with special guests will be announced. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines Theatre TodayKelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Show business' brightest stars will memorialize one of their own when they participate in A Tribute to Polly Bergen, today, March 26, at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd Street, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (more...)

Kyle Beltran, Jennifer Kim & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's GLORIAKyle Beltran, Jennifer Kim & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's GLORIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) announces casting, preview and opening dates for the world-premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA, with previews starting Thursday, May 28, prior to opening Monday, June 15. (more...)

Henegar Center to Present CRY-BABYHenegar Center to Present CRY-BABY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Henegar Center announces Cry-Baby the Musical. This is the World Community Theatre Premiere of the show. The Henegar is making history and you're invited to be a part of it! (more...)

HAIRSPRAY to Run 4/23-5/17 at Berkeley PlayhouseHAIRSPRAY to Run 4/23-5/17 at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater continues their seventh season with Hairspray, directed by Producing Artistic Director Daren A.C. Carollo (Broadway: A Time to Kill; Off-Broadway: bare The Musical; Regional: Diablo Theatre Company, Solano College Theatre, Napa Valley Opera House, Ohlone College, Town Hall Theatre Company, DRAA's On Broadway, El Campanil Theatre, Contra Costa Civic Theatre, Missouri Street Theatre, Role Players Ensemble) and choreographed by Alyssa Bond (Diablo Theatre Company, San Francisco State University, Golden State Theatre Productions, and Alameda Civic Light Opera). Previews begin April 23. Show runs from April 25 to May 17, 2015 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. in Berkeley. Tickets are now available through the Box Office, call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

THE MEETING to Debut in San Francisco at OASIS, 4/25THE MEETING to Debut in San Francisco at OASIS, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

?The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its SAN FRANCISO debut to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Previews: Baltimore Symphony Unveils 100th Anniversary Schedule with Broadway Veterans FeaturedBWW Previews: Baltimore Symphony Unveils 100th Anniversary Schedule with Broadway Veterans Featured
by Charles Shubow - Mar 19, 2015

John Waters, Many Patinkin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Four Broadway Divas will be highlighted. (more...)

Tony Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to Join Megan Hilty on ABC Comedy PilotTony Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to Join Megan Hilty on ABC Comedy Pilot
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Marissa Jaret Winokur has signed on to be a series regular on ABC's upcoming untitled comedy pilot from Judah Miller (more...)

THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN and More Among MoMA Film's April 2015 LineupTHE DEVIL IS A WOMAN and More Among MoMA Film's April 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Museum of Modern Art has announced its film exhibitions for April 2015. All films and events take place in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters, unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

Bridget Barkan to Bring DEAR STRANGER, I LOVE YOU to Joe's Pub, 4/18Bridget Barkan to Bring DEAR STRANGER, I LOVE YOU to Joe's Pub, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

On April 18, 2015 at 9:30PM, vocalist, songwriter and actress Bridget Barkan shines a light on the community of strangers that inspires her music and art with her new alt-cabaret variety show Dear Stranger, I Love You at Joe's Pub at The Public (425 Lafayette, NYC). (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Sets Centennial SeasonBaltimore Symphony Orchestra Sets Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra's celebratory Centennial 2015-2016 season, its ninth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. Through appearances by the world's most renowned artists, premieres of several new works, Baltimore homecomings from local artists or artists who got their start on the BSO stage, exciting signature projects and strengthening of longstanding community partnerships, the BSO marks this important milestone in grand fashion. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Announces 100th Anniversary Season - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, André Watts, Joshua Bell & More!Baltimore Symphony Announces 100th Anniversary Season - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, André Watts, Joshua Bell & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra's celebratory Centennial 2015-2016 season, its ninth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. Through appearances by the world's most renowned artists, premieres of several new works, Baltimore homecomings from local artists or artists who got their start on the BSO stage, exciting signature projects and strengthening of longstanding community partnerships, the BSO marks this important milestone in grand fashion. (more...)

Aaron Tveit, Betty Buckley & More Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala; John Waters HostsAaron Tveit, Betty Buckley & More Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala; John Waters Hosts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The Gala performance will be directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig, Spring Awakening, Brooklynite). (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Jenn Harris & More to Join THE MEETING* in Paying Tribute to THE LITTLE MERMAID at Joe's Pub, 3/15Tituss Burgess, Jenn Harris & More to Join THE MEETING* in Paying Tribute to THE LITTLE MERMAID at Joe's Pub, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, March 15 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The Fall 2014 shows sold out after a New York Times "Arts & Leisure" piece ran last September. The March show will be a celebration of the The Little Mermaid. Special guests include Tituss Burgess, Nadia Quinn, Eddie Korbich, Jenn Harris, Marissa Mulder, Guy Branum, April Kidwell and Mark Dommu. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director (more...)

Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Goes Down Under with Kim David SmithJustin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Goes Down Under with Kim David Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the fifth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Australian performer Kim David Smith. (more...)

Drag Superstars Jinkx Monsoon & Peaches Christ to Lead RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS at Mason HallDrag Superstars Jinkx Monsoon & Peaches Christ to Lead RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS at Mason Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

RuPaul's Drag Race sensation JINKX MONSOON and San Francisco drag legend PEACHES CHRIST will star in the New York Premiere of RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS, a theatrical comedy that pays homage to the acclaimed documentary film 'Grey Gardens'. This original stage show, written and directed by Joshua Grannell, also features MINK STOLE in a cast of 14. It will be performed for one night only, Saturday, April 25 at 7pm at Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center (17 Lexington Avenue at 23rd Street). Tickets range from $25 - $75 at 212-352-3101 or www.SpinCycleNYC.com. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Will Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines TheatreKelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Will Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Show business' brightest stars will memorialize one of their own when they participate in A Tribute to Polly Bergen, Thursday, March 26, at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd Street, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (more...)

Tony Maudsley to Don House Slippers in UK's HAIRSPRAY Tour; Full Casting AnnouncedTony Maudsley to Don House Slippers in UK's HAIRSPRAY Tour; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Tony Maudsley (ITV1's Benidorm) will play Edna Turnblad in the major 40-week UK tour of Hairspray which will open at Curve theatre in Leicester this autumn. He will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and much-loved Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (BBC1 Tumble) as Wilbur Turnblad and British singer and West End performer Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle. Freya Sutton will reprise the role of Tracy Turnblad alongside established musical theatre performer Jon Tsouras (A Chorus Line) who will play the role of Corny Collins. Dex Lee (The Scottsboro Boys) will play Seaweed, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon) will play Link Larkin, Lauren Stroud (Wicked) will play Amber, Monique Young (Top Hat) will play Penny, Karis Jack (Urinetown) will play Little Inez, Adam Price (Hairspray) will play Male Authority Figure, Tracey Penn (Made in Dagenham) will play Female Authority Figure and Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot) will play Duane. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

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