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FringeNYC 2015 Reveals Overall Excellence Award Winners!FringeNYC 2015 Reveals Overall Excellence Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

 Winners of the 2014 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at Drom in New York. As selected by an independent panel of over 30 theater professionals, the winners are as follows: (more...)

Handful of FringeNYC Shows Selected to Receive Additional PerformancesHandful of FringeNYC Shows Selected to Receive Additional Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) announces the productions selected for its newest program: FringeFAVE. On August 30th, one final performance slot in each of the 17 theaters hosting the festival has been given to the best-selling show in that venue. Tickets for all of these 'favorite' shows are now on sale at www.FringeNYC.org. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's DEAR ELIZABETH to Launch Women's Project Theater's 2015-16 Season at New HomeSarah Ruhl's DEAR ELIZABETH to Launch Women's Project Theater's 2015-16 Season at New Home
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, just announced the 2015-2016 Season and the beginning of its three-year residency at the McGinn/Cazale Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street), creating an artistic home for women in theater. (more...)

Submissions Now Being Accepted for 13th Annual New York Musical Theatre FestivalSubmissions Now Being Accepted for 13th Annual New York Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is now accepting submissions for new musicals for its 2016 Festival. Also announced was the selection of panelists for the 2016 Grand Jury who will help to choose shows for acceptance into the Next Link Project, NYMF's primary writer-service program. (more...)

Photo Flash: FringeNYC's 2015 Shows Ring the NASDAQ Closing BellPhoto Flash: FringeNYC's 2015 Shows Ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, kicks off its 19th Annual Festival tomorrow, August 14, running through August 30, 2015. This year, festival productions including SHAKE THE EARTH, ELEPHANTS AND OTHER WORLDLY DILEMMAS and THE GAP among other rang the NASDAQ closing bell today to commemorate the festival's August 14th opening. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

New School of Drama Partners with The 24 Hour Company for 'NATIONALS' Intensive This WeekendNew School of Drama Partners with The 24 Hour Company for 'NATIONALS' Intensive This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The 24 Hour Company (producers of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and around the world, as well as The 24 Hour Musicals) and their longtime collaborator The New School College of Performing Arts, School of Drama will present The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals in New York City this summer. (more...)

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...)

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