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Beverly Hills Bar Association's Vintage Bouquet Food/Wine Event Set for 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Beverly Hills Bar Association's popular Vintage Bouquet - which has been serving up tastes of amazing wines, spirits and food to raise money for community based pro bono legal service programs for more than a quarter century - continues the tradition with the 26th annual event, on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from noon to 4 pm, at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts prepared by many of Los Angeles' best restaurants and chefs are paired with tastings from California's top wineries, spirit and beverage companies. The event also features live and silent auctions, exceptional musical entertainment and a VIP Cocktail and Martini Lounge. Proceeds benefit the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation's pro bono legal services, including free monthly legal clinics, programs for elementary school students to teach them about tolerance, feeding the homeless at Samoshel, and much more. (more...)

BWW TV: Sean Mathias Says Thank Yous at WAITING FOR GODOT & NO MAN'S LAND After Party
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 25, 2013

Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot starring Ian McKellen,Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley, with direction by Sean Mathias, opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) last night, November 24, 2013. This limited season will run for 14 weeks only. Director Sean Mathias gave a special thank you speech at the opening night after party and you can watch it in full below! (more...)

BWW TV: The D'Ysquith Family Takes Over Broadway- Inside Opening Night of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2013

Following critically acclaimed, smash-hit runs at The Hartford Stage and San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murders tars Tony Award Winner Jefferson MaysandBryce Pinkham, and features Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Jane Carr, Pamela Bob,Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, and Catherine Walker. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder officially opened last night, November 17. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the opening night after party, where he got to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Roundabout's BAD JEWS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 07, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company's fall production of Bad Jews began previews on September 19 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street), and opened on October 3. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the big opening and you can check out what the cast and creative team had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Company of MTC's THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA- Sarah Jessica Parker & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Commons of Pensacola, the new play by Amanda Peet, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, will start previews Tuesday, October 22 and open Thursday, November 21 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The cast met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about the new play below! (more...)

BWW TV: Cast of WAITING FOR GODOT and NO MAN'S LAND Meets the Press- Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2013

Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley, with direction by Sean Mathias, will begin previews on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Saturday, October 26 in advance of the official opening on Sunday, November 24, 2013. This limited season will run for 14 weeks only. For performance schedule and more information, visit TwoPlaysInRep.com. Ahead of beginning performances on The Great White Way, the cast met with the press at Sardi's and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the festivites. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Chatting with Sebastian Arcelus, Tonya Pinkins, Tom Skerritt and More on Broadway's A TIME TO KILL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 21, 2013

Rupert Holmes' stage adaptation of John Grisham's A Time To Kill is set to open on Broadway on October 20, 2013 at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Ethan McSweeny will direct, with previews beginning September 28th. The cast and creative team just met the press, and BroadwayWorld was there to chat with the whole company about the upcoming production. Click below to watch! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of THE SNOW GEESE in Rehearsal- Mary Louise Parker & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Producer; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) andMCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey,William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) present the world premiere of The Snow Geese, a new play by Sharr White, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The cast and creative team met the press earlier this week and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with them about the upcoming production. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of Vineyard Theatre's THE LANDING- David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 06, 2013

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce along with fellow cast membersJulia Murney, Paul Anthony Stewart and Frankie Seratch joined director Walter Bobbie and the creators of the Vineyard Theatre's new world-premiere musical The Landing earlier today to meet the press. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the festivities and you can check out what the whole gang had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: Dee Dee Bridgewater & LADY DAY Team Meet the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2013

The new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will soon open at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out performance highlights and interviews below! (more...)

BWW TV: Paper Mill Playhouse's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Cast Meets the Press- Tony Danza, Rob McClure & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will launch its 75th Anniversary Season with the world-premiere, Broadway-bound musical Honeymoon in Vegas, based on the Castle Rock Entertainment motion picture of the same title. Honeymoon in Vegas features music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, 13) and book by Andrew Bergman (director and screenwriter of the film). Gary Griffin (The Color Purple) will direct with original choreography by Denis Jones. The cast and creative team met the press just yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of Broadway's THE GLASS MENAGERIE- Celia Keenan-Bolger, Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2013

The 17-week limited engagement of the critically-acclaimed revival of The Glass Menagerie begins performances at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th Street) on Thursday, September 5, 2013, and opens on Thursday, September 26th. The production will star multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones as Amanda Wingfield, film and stage star Zachary Quinto as Tom, two-time Tony-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as Jim, the Gentleman Caller. The cast and creative team met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to get the scoop on the production. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez & More Celebrate Opening Night of FIRST DATE on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2013

FIRST DATE opened last night on Broadway and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the rest of the cast and creative team about the exciting new show. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Raul Esparza, Judy Kuhn, Anika Noni Rose & More in Encores! THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2013

Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, the inaugural show of New York City Center's new Encores! Off-Center series will play for five performances, July 10 - 13 at City Center. The production stars Danny Burstein, Eisa Davis, Raul Esparza, Peter Friedman, Aidan Gemme, Judy Kuhn, David Margulies, Martin Moran, Michael Park, Robert Petkoff, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Anika Noni Rose, Matthew Saldivar and Henry Stram. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights below! (more...)

BWW TV: In Rehearsal for Encores! THE CRADLE WILL ROCK with Raul Esparza, Anika Noni Rose, Judy Kuhn & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 02, 2013

Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, the inaugural show of New York City Center's new Encores! Off-Center series, will play for five performances, July 10-13 at City Center- starring Danny Burstein, Eisa Davis, Raśl Esparza, Peter Friedman, Aidan Gemme, Judy Kuhn, David Margulies, Martin Moran, Michael Park, Robert Petkoff, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Anika Noni Rose, Matthew Saldivar and Henry Stram. The cast and creative team met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richie Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say and catch a special performance preview below! (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Roundabout's THE UNAVOIDABLE DISAPPEARANCE OF TOM DURNIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 28, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the world premiere of The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin by Steven Levenson, directed by Scott Ellis. The cast includesChristopher Denham as 'James Durnin,' Lisa Emery as 'Karen Brown-Canedy',Sarah Goldberg as 'Katie Nicholson,' David Morse as 'Tom Durnin,' and Rich Sommer as 'Chris Wyatt'. (more...)

BWW Highlights: A Celebration of the Life of Kevin Gray
by Pati Buehler - May 16, 2013

'He simply couldn't live without it. He breathed it like air. 'He was fearless, full in and flat out'. He devoured the stage ravenously,' Furthermore Kevin Gray's addiction to his passion for theater was contagious as he shared his enormous talent and energy with so many. (more...)

BWW TV: Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge Talk ORPHANS on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2013

The Broadway production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster andTom Sturridge and directed by Daniel Sullivan, just opened last night at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the festivities to chat with the cast about the show, and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES on Opening Night- Jessica Hecht, Judith Light & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2013

Tony winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The American Plan) and MTC begin their 10th collaboration with the world-premiere production of The Assembled Parties. MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (Wit, Collected Stories) directs the cast that includes Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (A View from the Bridge, Harvey), Tony and 2-time Emmy winner Judith Light (Other Desert Cities, Lombardi) and Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos (Glengarry Glen Ross, Clybourne Park). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the opening night festivities, and you can check out what the cast and creative team had to say about the new play below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of THE NANCE on Opening Night- Nathan Lane & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2013

Douglas Carter Beane's new play The Nance, directed by Jack O'Brien, opened last night, April 15 at The Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). This production features Jenni Barber, Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Mylinda Hull, Nathan Lane, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Jonny Orsini and Lewis J. Stadlen. BroadwayWorld'S Richard Ridge was there to celebrate the special night with the cast and creative team, and you can check out what they had to say on opening night below! (more...)

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