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Photo Flash: First Look at CAMP DAVID at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at CAMP DAVID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. The West Coast premiere of CAMP DAVID will play now through June 19, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tomorrow, May 20, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of CAMP DAVIDPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of CAMP DAVID
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. The West Coast premiere of CAMP DAVID will play May 13 - June 19, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run May 13 - 19. Opening night is Friday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, April 22, 2016Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, April 22, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO, airing on Friday, April 22, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at George Brant's GROUNDED at Alley TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at George Brant's GROUNDED at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Alley Theatre presents George Brant's tour de force production, Grounded. Director Jackson Gay collaborates with Alley Company Artist Elizabeth Bunch in this riveting one-woman show about a female fighter pilot's struggle to return to civilian life. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Ned Eisenberg Joins The Old Globe's CAMP DAVID; Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy & Richard Thomas to Reprise RolesNed Eisenberg Joins The Old Globe's CAMP DAVID; Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy & Richard Thomas to Reprise Roles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its presentation of the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Stage George Brant's GROUNDEDAlley Theatre to Stage George Brant's GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for George Brant's tour de force production, Grounded. Director Jackson Gay collaborates with Alley Company Artist Elizabeth Bunch in this riveting one-woman show about a female fighter pilot's struggle to return to civilian life. (more...)

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...)

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