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World-Premiere Stage Adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS to Hit A.C.T.World-Premiere Stage Adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS to Hit A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), currently celebrating its 50th anniversary subscription season, presents the world-premiere theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns (February 1-26, 2017). (more...)

Photo Flash: 2016 Houston Cinema Arts Festival Opens 11/10 with Screening of HONKY TONK HEAVENPhoto Flash: 2016 Houston Cinema Arts Festival Opens 11/10 with Screening of HONKY TONK HEAVEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke will open the 8th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival on Thursday, November 10 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and will be followed by a live performance from popular Texas country artist Dale Watson. (more...)

BWW Review: Delightfully Absurd COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BOOPS Premieres at Woolly MammothBWW Review: Delightfully Absurd COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BOOPS Premieres at Woolly Mammoth
by Barbara Johnson - Sep 19, 2016

The world premiere of Jen Silverman's COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BOOPS kicks off Woolly Mammoth's season with a perfect balance between the really absurd and the absurdly real. Directed by Mike Donahue, it's the story of five very different women. All are named Betty Boop, and all are female archetypes fighting against their own oppressive forces. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Reviews the 2016 NY International Fringe FestivalThe Maxamoo Podcast Reviews the 2016 NY International Fringe Festival
by Maxamoo - Aug 24, 2016

Lindsay, Jose and Liz sampled the 200 offerings at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival and we enjoyed it! This year's festival played host to nearly 200 shows ranging in style from the weird and wacky one-person shows to sincere musicals and dramas. Fringe NYC ran from August 12-28, 2016 at 16 venues across lower Manhattan (and Central Park). (more...)

COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BOOPS to Make World Premiere at Woolly MammothCOLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BOOPS to Make World Premiere at Woolly Mammoth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces its first production of its 37th Season, the world premiere of Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops by Jen Silverman, directed by Mike Donahue. Collective Rage will run from September 12 to October 9, 2016. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Previews the 2016 New York International Fringe FestivalThe Maxamoo Podcast Previews the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival
by Maxamoo - Aug 10, 2016

We discuss what we're looking forward to at the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Jose, Jack, Liz and Lindsay describe the weird, sincere, and wacky one-person shows, musicals, and dramas that caught our attention among the nearly 200 shows at this year's festival. Fringe NYC runs August 12-28, 2016 at 16 venues across lower Manhattan (and Central Park). Tickets are only $18/show. (more...)

Elizabeth Marvel, Marin Ireland, Samantha Bee & More to Join Gloria Steinem for Reading from SPARE RIBElizabeth Marvel, Marin Ireland, Samantha Bee & More to Join Gloria Steinem for Reading from SPARE RIB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The full cast has been announced for Spare Rib, a reproductive rights celebration on June 16 at the Society for Ethical Culture. Hosted by feminist icon Gloria Steinem, and featuring a reading from Winter Miller's play Spare Rib, this evening will honor the work of Dr. Willie Parker, abortion provider to underserved communities in the American South. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie AwardŽ for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie AwardŽ for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors GuildŽ Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant, Marin Ireland & More to Lead Reading of New Winter Miller Play SPARE RIBKathleen Chalfant, Marin Ireland & More to Lead Reading of New Winter Miller Play SPARE RIB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

On January 22nd at 6:30 PM, the anniversary of Roe V. Wade, playwright Winter Miller will be hosting an 'abortion extravaganza' reading of her new play, SPARE RIB, as part of a nationwide series of events in conjunction with #ShoutYourAbortion. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jacob Langfelder Rings in 2016 with Tori Scott, Broadway Stars and MorePhoto Flash: Jacob Langfelder Rings in 2016 with Tori Scott, Broadway Stars and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Producer Jacob Langfelder along with Diego Kolankowsky (Spring Awakening), AltaNeve wines and Marie Assante hosted a New Year's to remember at a luxe, two-story loft overlooking the Central Park fireworks. Guests were entertained to the early morning by performances from Tori Scott (Time Out Top 10 Cabaret Performers), Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad and Australian recording artist Brendan Maclean (Universal Music Group, Baz Luhrman's GREAT GATSBY, and VELVET). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

LA MAMA Sets 54th seasonLA MAMA Sets 54th season
by Nora Dominick - Aug 11, 2015

La MaMa - the world-renowned theatre complex located on East 4th Street in New York City's East Village - will begin its 54th year this fall with an impressive roster of local and international artists, both established and emerging. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of POSTERITYPhoto Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of POSTERITY
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 16, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Posterity, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. Posterity officially opened last night, March 15, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

San Francisco to Celebrate Sylvester With 'MIGHTY REAL DAY' Tomorrow; Musical Begins on Valentine's DaySan Francisco to Celebrate Sylvester With 'MIGHTY REAL DAY' Tomorrow; Musical Begins on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

?The city of San Francisco will honor the legendary disco singer Sylvester, along with the opening of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL -- the acclaimed celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" -- with San Francisco Supervisor, Scott Weiner, set to present a proclamation for "Mighty Real Day: Honoring Sylvester & His Music" on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) at Sylvester's star on the Castro Rainbow Honor Walk. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL began performances at the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street) on Wednesday, February 11th and will open today, February 14th, 2015. The limited San Francisco engagement is scheduled through Sunday, March 1st. (more...)

San Francisco to Celebrate Sylvester With 'MIGHTY REAL DAY' Tomorrow; Musical Begins on Valentine's DaySan Francisco to Celebrate Sylvester With 'MIGHTY REAL DAY' Tomorrow; Musical Begins on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

?The city of San Francisco will honor the legendary disco singer Sylvester, along with the opening of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL -- the acclaimed celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" -- with San Francisco Supervisor, Scott Weiner, set to present a proclamation for "Mighty Real Day: Honoring Sylvester & His Music" on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) at Sylvester's star on the Castro Rainbow Honor Walk. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL began performances at the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street) on Wednesday, February 11th and will open on Saturday, February 14th, 2015. The limited San Francisco engagement is scheduled through Sunday, March 1st. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" Sylvester, will return for a special one-night-only event in New York City at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 8 PM. The musical will then take off for a limited engagement in Sylvester's beloved city, San Francisco, where it will play the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street) from Wednesday, February 11th - Sunday, March 1at, 2015 (Opening Night: February 14th, 2015). Plans for other engagements in cities across the country - and a return to New York City - will be announced in the New Year. (more...)

New York Television Festival Announces Over 30 Deals, 2014 Winners!New York Television Festival Announces Over 30 Deals, 2014 Winners!
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2014

Independent artists, industry executives and TV fans celebrated closing night of the 10th annual New York Television Festival this evening at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan, with a series of special events. House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon kicked things off with the third and final creative keynote of the week, followed by a screening and talk-back of FOX comedy series MULANEY and the Festival's annual awards ceremony. There, NYTVF (www.nytvf.com) announced the winners of its Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) in 12 categories, including 'Best of the Fest' and NYTVF Critics Award honors to 'Dispatch' and 'Witnesses' respectively, as well as recipients of 20 development deals from its network, studio and digital partners. (more...)

Photo Flash: LANCE HORNE & THE LADIES Sing at BirdlandPhoto Flash: LANCE HORNE & THE LADIES Sing at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the return of songwriter/performer Lance Horne to the series. The new show, 'Lance & the Ladies,' featured musical guests Leslie Gore, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lauren Flanigan, Julia Murney, Gabrielle Stravelli, Stephanie d'Abruzzo, Julie Garnye, and Kate Rigg. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Jane Summerhays and Annie Golden Star in MARRY HARRY at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 7/19-7/28Jane Summerhays and Annie Golden Star in MARRY HARRY at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 7/19-7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Tony nominee Jane Summerhays (Me and My Girl) and Annie Golden (Les Miserables) in Marry Harry beginning July 19 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Office at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Jane Summerhays and Annie Golden Star in MARRY HARRY at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 7/19-7/28Jane Summerhays and Annie Golden Star in MARRY HARRY at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 7/19-7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Tony nominee Jane Summerhays (Me and My Girl) and Annie Golden (Les Miserables) in Marry Harry beginning July 19 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Office at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival 2013 Highlights- 10 Shows to Watch!New York Musical Theatre Festival 2013 Highlights- 10 Shows to Watch!
by BWW - Jul 10, 2013

The 2013 Festival opened earlier this week and BroadwayWorld wants to keep you in the loop on highlights of this season. Check out some of the most buzzed-about productions below! (more...)

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