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The Dramatists Guild Fund to Honor Lynne Green and Louise Camuto at 2015 GalaThe Dramatists Guild Fund to Honor Lynne Green and Louise Camuto at 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announced today that the Fund will honor two patrons of the arts and philanthropists Lynne Greene, Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., and Louise Camuto, Chief Creative Officer of Camuto Group, at the nonprofit's Gala, Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars. Leigh Silverman (Violet, The Wild Party, Chinglish) will direct this year's gala held on October 26 at Gotham Hall. (more...)

PHOTO: Amanda Seyfried Shears Long Hair for Locks of Love Donation!PHOTO: Amanda Seyfried Shears Long Hair for Locks of Love Donation!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Amanda Seyfried took to Instagram to share her latest look, a short bob, after she took several inches of her long hair off as a donation to the Locks of Love charitable organization. (more...)

Tickets to FringeNYC's FringeFAVES on Sale TodayTickets to FringeNYC's FringeFAVES on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 19th Annual Festival from August 14 - 30, 2015. This year the festival will present programming by 185 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies in 16 venues in downtown Manhattan. With attendance topping 75,000 people, FringeNYC is New York City's fifth largest event (just behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con). Tickets go on sale today -- Friday, July 17, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Sutton Foster Raises The Roof in Lippa's Revised THE WILD PARTYBWW Reviews: Sutton Foster Raises The Roof in Lippa's Revised THE WILD PARTY
by Michael Dale - Jul 16, 2015

Andrew Lippa's substantially revised version of his adaptation of Joseph Moncure March's Jazz Age narrative poem features an outstanding cast. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYReview Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by Review Roundups - Jul 16, 2015

Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, THE WILD PARTY opened last night, July 15, at New York City Center. FUN HOME Tony winner Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Wild, Wild After Party- THE WILD PARTY Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: A Wild, Wild After Party- THE WILD PARTY Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Jul 16, 2015

Led by Tony winner Sutton Foster, Encores! Off-Center's presentation of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party also features Steven Pasquale (who made his New York stage debut and understudied the role of Burrs in the MTC production of The Wild Party), Ryan Andes, Brandon Victor Dixon, Foster's YOUNGER co-star Miriam Shor, Joaquina Kalukango and Talene Monahon, along with Renee Albulario, Penelope Armstead-Williams, James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock, Britton Smith, Ryan Steele and Samantha Sturm. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Queenie and Company Take Opening Night Bows at Encores! THE WILD PARTYPhoto Coverage: Queenie and Company Take Opening Night Bows at Encores! THE WILD PARTY
by Walter McBride - Jul 16, 2015

Led by Tony winner Sutton Foster, Encores! Off-Center's presentation of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party also features Steven Pasquale (who made his New York stage debut and understudied the role of Burrs in the MTC production of The Wild Party), Ryan Andes, Brandon Victor Dixon, Foster's YOUNGER co-star Miriam Shor, Joaquina Kalukango and Talene Monahon, along with Renee Albulario, Penelope Armstead-Williams, James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock, Britton Smith, Ryan Steele and Samantha Sturm. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night bows below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale and More Get Crazy in Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYSTAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale and More Get Crazy in Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2015

Andrew Lippa's tragic Jazz Age love story The Wild Party follows party girl Queenie (two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster) over the course of one decadent, booze-soaked night as she and her lover Burrs (Steven Pasquale) throw the party to end all parties-with a guest list of vaudevillians, hookers, and a handsome stranger (Brandon Victor Dixon) who offers Queenie the hope of a less tawdry life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale, Miriam Shor & More Take City Center in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYPhoto Flash: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale, Miriam Shor & More Take City Center in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

Sutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City CenterSutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, THE WILD PARTY will run tonight, July 15, through July 18 at New York City Center. (more...)

BWW Interview: Miriam Shor Preps for a Wild, Wild Party at  Encores! Off-CenterBWW Interview: Miriam Shor Preps for a Wild, Wild Party at Encores! Off-Center
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 10, 2015

Right beofre her first day of rehearsals, Shor, who will play Madelaine True, checked in with BroadwayWorld to chat about preparing for her return to the stage, teaming up again with Sutton Foster, what she's working on next, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW TV: Raise the Rehearsal Room Roof with the Cast of Encores! THE WILD PARTY!BWW TV: Raise the Rehearsal Room Roof with the Cast of Encores! THE WILD PARTY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2015

Led by Tony winner Sutton Foster, Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY also features Steven Pasquale (who made his New York stage debut and understudied the role of Burrs in the MTC production of THE WILD PARTY), Brandon Victor Dixon, Foster's YOUNGER co-star Miriam Shor, Joaquina Kalukango and Talene Monahon, along with Renee Albulario, Ryan Andes, Penelope Armstead-Williams,James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock,Britton Smith, Ryan Steele and Samantha Sturm. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the rehearsal room with the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale, Miriam Shor & More in Rehearsal for Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYPhoto Flash: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale, Miriam Shor & More in Rehearsal for Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Led by Tony winner Sutton Foster, Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY also features Steven Pasquale (who made his New York stage debut and understudied the role of Burrs in the MTC production of THE WILD PARTY), Brandon Victor Dixon, Foster's YOUNGER co-star Miriam Shor, Joaquina Kalukango and Talene Monahon, along with Renee Albulario, Ryan Andes, Penelope Armstead-Williams,James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock,Britton Smith, Ryan Steele and Samantha Sturm. (more...)

John Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps InJohn Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps In
by Jessica Showers - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned John Ellison Conlee, Tony nominee for THE FULL MONTY, has had to depart Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY due to a scheduling conflict. Ryan Andes, who last starred on TV in PETER PAN LIVE! and in Broadway's BIG FISH, steps in. (more...)

Broadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC StudiosBroadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-bound WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too) written by playwright and Broadway performer William Youmans and directed by Don Stephenson. The new play is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading, which is being produced by The Resonance Ensemble, takes place on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rd Street 8th Floor) and is open to the public.  (more...)

Ciara Renee & Kimiko Glenn Depart Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYCiara Renee & Kimiko Glenn Depart Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 29, 2015

Ciara Renee and Kimiko Glenn have officially withdrawn from Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY due to scheduling conflicts, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Joaquina Kalukango and Talene Monahon replace the pair, respectively. (more...)

Sutton Foster Discusses Encores! THE WILD PARTY, VIOLET & MoreSutton Foster Discusses Encores! THE WILD PARTY, VIOLET & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 17, 2015

Sutton Foster is back in New York! (more...)

VIDEO: THE WAY WE GET BY's Amanda Seyfried on Suffering from Stage Fright: 'I'm Terrified!'VIDEO: THE WAY WE GET BY's Amanda Seyfried on Suffering from Stage Fright: 'I'm Terrified!'
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The actress stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and revealed that she suffers from terrible stage fright. (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYBreaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 – 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

Heidi Schreck, Diedre Murray, Jim Nicola & Linda Chapman Surprised with 2015 Lilly AwardsHeidi Schreck, Diedre Murray, Jim Nicola & Linda Chapman Surprised with 2015 Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, held their 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony last night, June 1, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) that was hosted by twice nominated 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home). (more...)

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