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THE CONVERT by THE WALKING DEAD's Danai Gurira Receives Bay Area Premiere at MTC, 2/19–3/15THE CONVERT by THE WALKING DEAD's Danai Gurira Receives Bay Area Premiere at MTC, 2/19–3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Marin Theatre Company begins 2015 with the Bay Area premiere of The Convert, which marks the Bay Area debut of award-winning Zimbabwean-American playwright Danai Gurira, running Feb 19-March 15. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MISS DIETRICH REGRETS, St James Theatre Studio, January 21 2015BWW Reviews: MISS DIETRICH REGRETS, St James Theatre Studio, January 21 2015
by Gary Naylor - Jan 23, 2015

Gary Naylor is invited into the presence of Marlene Dietrich and finds much that is unique, and much that is universal, in this towering figure of 20th century culture. (more...)

Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Bob Newhart to be Honored by International Cinematographers GuildCheryl Boone Isaacs and Bob Newhart to be Honored by International Cinematographers Guild
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild have named Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Motion Picture Academy®, as recipient of the President's Award, and comedian Bob Newhart recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented at the 52nd Annual Publicists Luncheon (more...)

Lauren Bacall Jewelry Collection & More Set for Auction This SpringLauren Bacall Jewelry Collection & More Set for Auction This Spring
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Bonhams is delighted to announce the highly anticipated auction of the Lauren Bacall Collection. Consisting of approximately 750 items, the collection will be exhibited and offered at auction at the New York Madison Avenue galleries; the auction will be conducted in four sessions on March 31 (more...)

Humanitas & Center Theatre Group to Launch PLAY LAHumanitas & Center Theatre Group to Launch PLAY LA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Humanitas, which has for years given budding television writers a leg up through its New Voices mentorship initiative, will now add support for locally based playwrights through PLAY LA, a new program launched in collaboration with Center Theatre Group (CTG). The announcement was made jointly by Humanitas President Ali LeRoi and CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

David Drake Helms NYC Reading of THE BEACHCOMBER BOYS Musical TonightDavid Drake Helms NYC Reading of THE BEACHCOMBER BOYS Musical Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Today January 9, 2015 in New York City, Obie Award winner David Drake will direct the inaugural reading of the new musical The Beachcomber Boys, with book and lyrics by Myra Slotnick and music by Grammy Award-winning composer Peter Stopschinski, whose contribution to Madeleine George's The Curious Case Of Dr. Watson was nominated for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. (more...)

Deaf West's Michael Arden-Helmed SPRING AWAKENING to Return This SummerDeaf West's Michael Arden-Helmed SPRING AWAKENING to Return This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen present the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening for a limited 22-performance engagement Thursday, May 21 to Sunday, June 7, 2015 (press opening May 28) in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Carrie Fisher to Present the SAG 51st Life Achievement Award to Debbie ReynoldsCarrie Fisher to Present the SAG 51st Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds
by Movies News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Carrie Fisher will present the 51st SAG Life Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. (more...)

Award-Winning Team Set for NYC Reading of New Musical THE BEACHCOMBER BOYSAward-Winning Team Set for NYC Reading of New Musical THE BEACHCOMBER BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

On January 9, 2015 in New York City, Obie Award winner David Drake will direct the inaugural reading of the new musical The Beachcomber Boys, with book and lyrics by Myra Slotnick and music by Grammy Award-winning composer Peter Stopschinski, whose contribution to Madeleine George's The Curious Case Of Dr. Watson was nominated for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. (more...)

Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas & More to Star in 'CHAVEZ RAVINE' at the Kirk Douglas TheatreRichard Montoya, Ric Salinas & More to Star in 'CHAVEZ RAVINE' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Casting is set for powerhouse Latino theatre group Culture Clash's "Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival," which opens February 4, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews begin January 27 and performances run through March 1. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen PlayhousePaul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

CTG's 'PRETTY FILTHY' to Open Jan 31 at Abrons Arts Center in NYCCTG's 'PRETTY FILTHY' to Open Jan 31 at Abrons Arts Center in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

The Civilians' "Pretty Filthy," A New Musical About The Other Hollywood," with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, book by Bess Wohl and directed by Steve Cosson, is set to open January 31 and play through March 1, 2015, at the Abrons Arts Center in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in ManhattanPhoto Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Socrates in the City presented a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality, Dick Cavett, December 3rd at W83 Space in Manhattan. The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, focused on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside LUNA GALE's Opening Night at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre with Dana Delaney, Richard Schiff & More!Photo Flash: Inside LUNA GALE's Opening Night at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre with Dana Delaney, Richard Schiff & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Rebecca Gilman's 'Luna Gale,' directed by Robert Falls, opened last night, Tuesday Tuesday, December 2 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. The production continues through December 21, 2014. Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

Dick Cavett to Appear at W83 TonightDick Cavett to Appear at W83 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Tonight (Wednesday) at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality and star of Broadway's INTO THE WOODS and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Dick Cavett, at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: CONVERSATIONS, MAGIC MOMENTS AND ASSORTED HIJINKS. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Present Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER, Beginning 1/2Long Wharf Theatre to Present Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER, Beginning 1/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, led by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Forever, written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith, from January 2 through February 1, 2015 on Stage II. The press opening is Wednesday, January 7 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Chicago's Original Cast Leads LUNA GALE, Opening Tonight at CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatreChicago's Original Cast Leads LUNA GALE, Opening Tonight at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Rebecca Gilman's 'Luna Gale,' directed by Robert Falls, opens tonight, December 2 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. The production continues through December 21, 2014. (more...)

Original Cast of LUNA GALE to Lead CTG Production in Los Angeles; Runs 11/23-12/21Original Cast of LUNA GALE to Lead CTG Production in Los Angeles; Runs 11/23-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The world premiere production of Rebecca Gilman's powerful and arresting "Luna Gale" begins previews November 23, opens December 2 and continues through December 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Robert Falls, the complete original cast continues with the production, including Jordan Baker, Reyna de Courcy, Melissa Duprey, Mary Beth Fisher, Erik Hellman, Colin Sphar and Richard Thieriot. (more...)

NO HOMO to Present Industry Reading as Guest Presentation at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 12/8NO HOMO to Present Industry Reading as Guest Presentation at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

It was announced today that a newly revised draft of Brandon Baruch's play NO HOMO will receive an Industry Reading at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on December 8th at 8pm. The reading will be directed by Jessica Hanna and produced by Max Oken. (more...)

Chicago's Original Cast to Star in LUNA GALE, Opening 12/2 at CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatreChicago's Original Cast to Star in LUNA GALE, Opening 12/2 at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Rebecca Gilman's "Luna Gale," directed by Robert Falls, opens Tuesday, December 2 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. The production continues through December 21, 2014. (more...)

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