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Ellen McLaughlin, Leo Marks, Richard Kind and More to Star in ALLEY ALL NEW Festival This WinterEllen McLaughlin, Leo Marks, Richard Kind and More to Star in ALLEY ALL NEW Festival This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Alley Theatre's ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL, January 28 - February 7, features six playwrights and more than 25 actors from around the country who will be presenting new work through a series of readings and workshop performances. (more...)

SONGS FROM MRS. MANNERLY and More Join Alley All New Festival 2016 LineupSONGS FROM MRS. MANNERLY and More Join Alley All New Festival 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Alley Theatre announces the full line-up for the inaugural Alley All New Festival, featuring recent additions - Songs from Mrs. Mannerly, a musical in progress, music by Michael Moricz, lyrics by Jack Murphy, based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Alley Artistic Director Gregory Boyd; The Harassment of Iris Malloy by Zak Berkman, directed by Alley Resident Assistant Director Brandon Weinbrenner and a special Early Draft Preview, featuring works in progress by Kenneth Lin and Janine Nabers.  (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Kicks Off 26th Fall Season, CITIZENS, TodayChicago Humanities Festival Kicks Off 26th Fall Season, CITIZENS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) launches its 26th Fall Festival, featuring 130 events which will explore the theme of 'Citizens', today, Oct. 24, through Nov. 8, 2015 at venues across Chicago. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Host First Annual Alley All New Festival in 2016Alley Theatre to Host First Annual Alley All New Festival in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Artistic Director Gregory Boyd is pleased to announce the first annual Alley All New Festival,  January 28 - February 7, 2016, featuring new plays by Karen Hartman, Boo Killebrew, NSangou Njikam (aka Glenn Gordon) and Lawrence Wright. All presentations are free and open to the public. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Jane Lynch, and More Win 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards- Complete List!Audra McDonald, Jane Lynch, and More Win 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards- Complete List!
by Sally Henry - Sep 12, 2015

THE EMMY AWARDS for Creative Arts have wrapped up, and BroadwayWorld has all the winners listed below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Larry Kramer & More Will Be Featured at 16th Annual New Yorker FestivalLin-Manuel Miranda, Larry Kramer & More Will Be Featured at 16th Annual New Yorker Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

On October 2, 3, and 4, 2015, The New Yorker will present its sixteenth annual Festival, a three-day celebration that brings to life the magazine's rich reporting and incisive cultural coverage, plus live performances, film previews, and one-of-a-kind excursions throughout New York City. Drawing together an acclaimed and exciting group of writers, artists, and thinkers from a range of fields-including film, music, television, politics, architecture, science, food, and literature-the Festival is New York City's foremost cultural event of the season. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Molly Smith directs her 30th production as Artistic Director of Arena Stage with a gritty and relevant take on the Tony Award-winning musical Oliver!, blending the chaotic worlds of 19th-century Victorian London with 2015 London. Smith's new in-the-round staging infuses a modern edge to the classic musical about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and conmen, highlighting the disparity between classes and dangerous life on London's streets today. Featuring a remarkable score including 'You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,' 'Consider Yourself,' 'Where is Love?' and 'Food, Glorious Food,' Oliver! runs October 30, 2015-January 3, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Sets Complete Schedule for 26th Fall Season, CITIZENSChicago Humanities Festival Sets Complete Schedule for 26th Fall Season, CITIZENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced today the complete schedule for the 26th Fall Festival, 130 events which will explore the theme of Citizens, Oct. 24-Nov. 8, 2015 at venues across Chicago. (more...)

'All the Light We Cannot See,' 'Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption' Win 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction'All the Light We Cannot See,' 'Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption' Win 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce this year's recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded, in part, by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. 'All the Light We Cannot See,' by Anthony Doerr won the medal for fiction, and 'Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,' by Bryan Stevenson received the medal for nonfiction. The selections were unveiled during the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception. The event took place on June 27 in San Francisco and is an annual highlight of the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/26/2015 - 'FIVE POINTS', GREY GARDENS Auction and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/26/2015 - 'FIVE POINTS', GREY GARDENS Auction and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 26, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: NYC readings, a GREY GARDENS auction and more! (more...)

Lawrence Wright's CAMP DAVID Heading to Broadway Next SeasonLawrence Wright's CAMP DAVID Heading to Broadway Next Season
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld can confirm that President Jimmy Carter will soon bow on The Great White Way. (more...)

The Old Globe to Present New Works From Flaherty, Gattelli, Hwang, LaChiusa, and More in 2015-2016 SeasonThe Old Globe to Present New Works From Flaherty, Gattelli, Hwang, LaChiusa, and More in 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

In its upcoming 2015-2016 season, The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego will present three world-premiere productions with multiple sophomore productions, and more. Check out the full lineup below! (more...)

John Travolta Strongly Disputes Scientology Documentary GOING CLEARJohn Travolta Strongly Disputes Scientology Documentary GOING CLEAR
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

John Travolta had some strong words to share on the new HBO Scientology documentary GOING CLEAR, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

ALA Announces Shortlist for 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and NonfictionALA Announces Shortlist for 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

CHICAGO, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S. As part of an announcement and medal presentation event at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco in June, each winning author will receive $5,000, and the four finalists will each receive $1,500. (more...)

VIDEO: Bill Maher Talks Dolce & Gabanna, Crazy Political Correctness, and MoreVIDEO: Bill Maher Talks Dolce & Gabanna, Crazy Political Correctness, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015

Television personality Bill Maher recently addressed liberals who have deviated from portions of the liberal agenda, including Dolce and Gabanna who do not support gay marriage. Maher says he thinks liberals need to lighten up, saying, 'What is the point in attacking people who are 95% on your side?' Check out the clip below! (more...)

Edward Gero Stars in Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST, Beginning TonightEdward Gero Stars in Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner and acclaimed D.C. actor Edward Gero stars as one of America's most brilliant and polarizing figures-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia-in the world-premiere political drama The Originalist, by Charles MacArthur Award winner and Arena Stage resident playwright John Strand. When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation's highest court? Artistic Director Molly Smith directs this daring new play, which offers a rare portrayal of a sitting Supreme Court justice, and for the first time the intimate Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle will be configured into a three-quarter thrust configuration. The Originalist runs March 6-April 26, 2015. (more...)

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Continues Its 13th Season on HBO TonightREAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Continues Its 13th Season on HBO Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 13th season TONIGHT, MARCH 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:45 p.m., exclusively on HBO. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF, 3/29HBO to Debut Documentary GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF, 3/29
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

?Following the HBO documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God," his investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic Church, Academy AwardŽ-winning director Alex Gibney (HBO's "Taxi to the Dark Side") turns his gaze to Scientology in GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF (more...)

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Continues Its 13th Season on HBO, 3/6REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Continues Its 13th Season on HBO, 3/6
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 13th season FRIDAY, MARCH 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:45 p.m., exclusively on HBO. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for HBO Scientology Doc 'GOING CLEAR'VIDEO: New Trailer for HBO Scientology Doc 'GOING CLEAR'
by Movies News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS presentation GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF, directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney (HBO's 'Taxi to the Dark Side' and 'Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God'), will debut in prime time SUNDAY, MARCH 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, with an encore the next night, Monday, March 30 at 9:00 p.m. Click below to watch a trailer! (more...)

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