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Amanda Seyfried Talks Fear of Singing Live, Off-Broadway Stage Debut & WICKED Movie DreamsAmanda Seyfried Talks Fear of Singing Live, Off-Broadway Stage Debut & WICKED Movie Dreams
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 26, 2015

The actress admits that the idea of taking on the role of Glinda in a film adaptation of Broadway's long-running hit WICKED is something she's had her eye on for quite some time. (more...)

VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Recalls Awful 'Annie' Audition on JON STEWARTVIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Recalls Awful 'Annie' Audition on JON STEWART
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Amanda Seyfried recently appeared on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART to discuss her new film, 'While We're Young', and recalled an awful audition in Philadelphia that led her to learn how to sing. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Lilly Award Foundation Celebrates Reading of Meg Miroshnik's THE TALL GIRLSPhoto Flash: The Lilly Award Foundation Celebrates Reading of Meg Miroshnik's THE TALL GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Lilly Award Foundation presented THE TALL GIRLS, a new play by Meg Miroshnik, the final play in the '(3) Plays From The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series' at The Duke on 42nd Street on March 23, 2015. Scroll down for photos of the company! (more...)

Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' to Conclude with THE TALL GIRLS, 3/23Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' to Conclude with THE TALL GIRLS, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced additional casting for the final play in the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik and Laura Schellhardt, with female directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman and Liesl Tommy. (more...)

Obie Winner Ethan Lipton's NO PLACE TO GO to Play Capitol Center for the Arts, 5/1Obie Winner Ethan Lipton's NO PLACE TO GO to Play Capitol Center for the Arts, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Singer, Composer, and Obie-Award Winning Playwright Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra Brings His Nationally Acclaimed Semi-Staged Production 'No Place to Go,' to the Capitol Center's Spotlight Cafe on Friday, May 1, at 8pm. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins TonightWomen's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning tonight, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lilly Award Foundation Continues '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO?Photo Flash: Lilly Award Foundation Continues '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The Lilly Award Foundation presented "What Would Crazy Horse Do?" a new play by Larissa Fasthorse, the second play in the '(3) Plays From The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series' at The Duke on 42nd Street on March 16, 2015. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the cast featured Emily Bergl, Jason Grasl, Slate Holmgren and Madeline Sayer. BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the night below! (more...)

Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' Continues with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO? with Emily Bergl, 3/16Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' Continues with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO? with Emily Bergl, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced additional casting for the play in the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik and Laura Schellhardt, with female directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman and Liesl Tommy. (more...)

Kate Mulgrew, America Ferrerra Lead Lilly Awards' THE COMPARABLES Reading TonightKate Mulgrew, America Ferrerra Lead Lilly Awards' THE COMPARABLES Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced complete casting for the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik and Laura Schellhardt, with female directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman and Liesl Tommy. The acting company includes Emily Bergl ('Desperate Housewives'), America Ferrerra ('Ugly Betty'), and Kate Mulgrew ('Orange is the New Black'), with Kally Duling, Alexandra Henriksen, Colbie Minifie, Jesse Perez, Madeline Sayet, and Erin Wilhelmi (Perks of Being a Wallflower). (more...)

BWW Interview: Sutton Foster on Making Her Carnegie Hall Solo Debut, Self-Doubt & Starring in a 'Revamped' WILD PARTY at Encores!BWW Interview: Sutton Foster on Making Her Carnegie Hall Solo Debut, Self-Doubt & Starring in a 'Revamped' WILD PARTY at Encores!
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 7, 2015

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster will soon make her solo debut at Carnegie Hall, where she'll perform alongside VIOLET co-star Joshua Henry, Meghan McInnis, and the renowned New York Pops on March 13. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Teach Musical Theater Audition Workshop, 3/22SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Teach Musical Theater Audition Workshop, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

?Co-creator and star of "Submissions Only" Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ordinary Days) will be teaching a 4-session workshop "Auditioning for Musicals" at The Freeman Studio (more...)

Kate Mulgrew, America Ferrerra & More Set for Lilly Awards Foundation's Play Reading SeriesKate Mulgrew, America Ferrerra & More Set for Lilly Awards Foundation's Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced complete casting for the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik and Laura Schellhardt, with female directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman and Liesl Tommy. The acting company includes Emily Bergl ('Desperate Housewives'), America Ferrerra ('Ugly Betty'), and Kate Mulgrew ('Orange is the New Black'), with Kally Duling, Alexandra Henriksen, Colbie Minifie, Jesse Perez, Madeline Sayet, and Erin Wilhelmi (Perks of Being a Wallflower). (more...)

BWW Reviews:  BRIGHT HALF LIFE Presents a Collage of Relationship MomentsBWW Reviews: BRIGHT HALF LIFE Presents a Collage of Relationship Moments
by Michael Dale - Feb 27, 2015

Tanya Barfield's newest paints a vivid picture of a relationship through dozens of quick, non-linear scenes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Celebrates Opening at the City CenterPhoto Flash: Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Celebrates Opening at the City Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, presents the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) now through March 22, 2015. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Women's Project Theater's BRIGHT HALF LIFE!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Women's Project Theater's BRIGHT HALF LIFE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

World Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City CenterWorld Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) through March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for tonight, February 25. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE, Starring Bobby Steggert & Rebecca Naomi Jones, Opens Off-Broadway!Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE, Starring Bobby Steggert & Rebecca Naomi Jones, Opens Off-Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 24, 2015

Signature Theatre's production of BIG LOVE by Charles Mee, directed by Tina Landau, began on February 5, 2015. The production runs through March 15, 2015, and opened last night, February 23, in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rachael Holmes &  Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFEPhoto Flash: First Look at Rachael Holmes & Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next WeekHOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?Popular television star Reg E. Cathey will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

Rattlestick & Women's Project's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Next MonthRattlestick & Women's Project's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater will present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning Thursday, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

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