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Steampunk and Zombies to Invade Little Theatre's Play Reading SeriesSteampunk and Zombies to Invade Little Theatre's Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 series continues on June 14, with a reading of the comedy COLONEL SELLERS: REANIMATOR by Mark Twain, William Dean Howells & Jacques Lamarre. (more...)

Lyme Disease Crisis, AIDS Walk & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEENLyme Disease Crisis, AIDS Walk & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Star in New LGBT Feature Directed by Vincent GagliostroAlan Cumming to Star in New LGBT Feature Directed by Vincent Gagliostro
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

After Louie is an upcoming feature-length narrative film by lifelong activist and artist, Vincent Gagliostro who has been sited by New York Magazine as one of the six most influential players in the gay community during the 80s and 90s AIDS crisis. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Project to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTProvincetown Theater Project to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Provincetown Theater Community Project presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, running May 18 - June 5, 2016. (more...)

PROOF Set for Little Theatre of Manchester's Evenings@7 SeriesPROOF Set for Little Theatre of Manchester's Evenings@7 Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 series continues on May 10, with a reading of the drama Proof by David Auburn. (more...)

Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

With a career spanning seventy years in the theatre, Lucille Lortel's life mission was to help nurture emerging innovative playwrights. (more...)

BWW Review:  New Epic Theater Wows with the Strikingly Beautiful THE NORMAL HEART, to be Continued with Shakespeare's CORIOLANUSBWW Review: New Epic Theater Wows with the Strikingly Beautiful THE NORMAL HEART, to be Continued with Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by Jill Schafer - Mar 30, 2016

In just their second season as a theater company, New Epic Theater is tackling not one but two challenging and not often performed political plays with THE NORMAL HEART and CORIOLANUS, performed in rep (something that's also not often done). It's an ambitious undertaking for any theater company, much less a young one. But in this short time New Epic has already established themselves as a company that does striking work, both visually and emotionally. The first half of this pair of plays opened last weekend, a strikingly beautiful and devastating production of the 1985 Off-Broadway play THE NORMAL HEART about the early days of the AIDS crisis. Friends, this is a piece of theater not to be missed. The Normal Heart returns on April 7, but in the meantime you can see the other piece of the puzzle, Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS, this weekend, as I will be. Director Joseph Stodola and New Epic Theater have a unique vision, one that deserves to be seen. (more...)

THE BOYS IN THE BAND Set for Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7THE BOYS IN THE BAND Set for Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 performance series returns to Cheney Hall on April 12, continuing its longstanding commitment to arts and the local community.  The first reading of the series will be the drama The Boys in the Band a play by Mart Crowley. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/24/2016 - BRIGHT STAR, AMERICAN PSYCHO and More!Broadway AM Report, 3/24/2016 - BRIGHT STAR, AMERICAN PSYCHO and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 24, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BRIGHT STAR and AMERICAN PSYCHO bow on Broadway and more! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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Photo Flash: John Bucchino Returns to Birdland in JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, RINGO...AND DICKPhoto Flash: John Bucchino Returns to Birdland in JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, RINGO...AND DICK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

On Monday, March 7, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the return of pianist/composer John Bucchino in 'John, Paul, George, Ringo...and Dick.' Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/5-3/6/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/5-3/6/2016
by - Mar 6, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 6, 2016 - Sunday, March 6, 2016. (more...)

Playwright Larry Kramer Publishes List of His 10 Favorite BooksPlaywright Larry Kramer Publishes List of His 10 Favorite Books
by Louisa Brady - Mar 6, 2016

Playwright Larry Kramer published a list of his 10 Favorite Books on the New York Times earlier this week, being the next in editor Aaron Hicklin's series for his website One Grand Books. Read the full list of Kramer's selections, including plays by Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams, and his reasons why below! (more...)

Lynn Nottage, Young Jean Lee, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Receive 2016 PEN Literary AwardsLynn Nottage, Young Jean Lee, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Receive 2016 PEN Literary Awards
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2016

The advocacy organization grants awards for Master American Dramatist, American Playwright in Mid-Career and Emerging American Playwright. (more...)

BWW Review: Love (and Anger) in a Time of Plague: THE NORMAL HEART at VagabondsBWW Review: Love (and Anger) in a Time of Plague: THE NORMAL HEART at Vagabonds
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 29, 2016

But the play is not all philosophical argument, as important as this is: it also is a love story, a family tale, and an account of the 'band of brothers' that was Gay Men's Health Crisis. And like most great playwrights who turn their attention to public events, Kramer maintains a tight relationship between these stories. Kramer's artistic control of the huge canvas on which he paints is in the end what makes the play so powerful. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG Director George C. Wolfe to be Honored at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 GalaSHUFFLE ALONG Director George C. Wolfe to be Honored at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced that award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe will receive the 16th Monte Cristo Award.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE NORMAL HEART at Vintage TheatreBWW Review: THE NORMAL HEART at Vintage Theatre
by colin roybal - Feb 17, 2016

'The Normal Heart' by Larry Kramer is not a light-hearted piece of theatre. It is a heavy drama about the terrifying 'new cancer' that ravaged the gay community in the early 1980s. It is dark and frustrating, and beautiful, and the script demands a lot of a cast. It seems that Vintage Theatre Company was up to that challenge and more. (more...)

Vagabond Players to Present THE NORMAL HEART, 2/26-3/20Vagabond Players to Present THE NORMAL HEART, 2/26-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The Normal Heart  by Larry Kramer opens at the Vagabond Theatre February 26th, and runs weekends through March 20. (more...)

Toshi Reagon, Sarah Silverman, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubToshi Reagon, Sarah Silverman, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, January 20-31, 2016. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/29/2015 - 1/5/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 12/29/2015 - 1/5/2016
by - Jan 5, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/29/2015 - 1/5/2016. (more...)

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