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Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, will begin previews Saturday, February 7th, and open on Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM. Based on his best-selling novel, the show features critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated and award-winning storyteller James Lecesne, who portrays the life and characters of a Jersey Shore town where a young boy goes missing. The play is directed by Tony Speciale, with visuals by Matthew Sandager and incidental music by Duncan Sheik, some of which will be released in his new record "Legerdemain" in April 2015. THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will run through March 28th at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling (212) 219-0736. (more...)

MCC Theater Sets All-Star Lineup for 2015 MISCAST GALA: Uzo Aduba, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Jordan & More!MCC Theater Sets All-Star Lineup for 2015 MISCAST GALA: Uzo Aduba, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Jordan & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced the all-star lineup of performers set for their annual Miscast gala, including: Uzo Aduba, recent Emmy Award winner for "Orange is the New Black"; Tony Award winners Laura Benanti, Linda Lavin and Jessie Mueller; Tony Award nominees Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Fitzgerald, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan and Ramin Karimloo; and stage and screen stars Ana Gasteyer and Cheyenne Jackson. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff & More Set for 5th Annual Broadway Belts for PFF!Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff & More Set for 5th Annual Broadway Belts for PFF!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Broadway's Julie Halston, currently featured in the hit revival of Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You, will host the 5th Annual Broadway Belts for PFF! (Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation) on February 23 at 7:00pm at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street) as part of 'Broadway at Birdland' series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Opening Night!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Jan 16, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winnerJason Robert Brown, opened last night, January 15, 2015 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for CONSTELLATIONS' Opening Night!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for CONSTELLATIONS' Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Jan 14, 2015

The American premiere of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Golden Globe nominee for Nightcrawler; Brokeback Mountain) and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for Showtime's 'The Affair;' BBC's and PBS' Emmy nominated 'Luther'), opened on Broadway last night, January 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from ithe red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mark Nelson in VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interviews: Mark Nelson in VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 12, 2015

'Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike' will be onstage at Paper Mill Playhouse from January 21st through February 15th. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Mark Nelson who stars as Vanya in this touching and comical Tony Award winning play. (more...)

Barbara Cook, Billy Porter, Bernadette Peters & More Set for Provincetown's 2015 Broadway SeriesBarbara Cook, Billy Porter, Bernadette Peters & More Set for Provincetown's 2015 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Producers Rick Murray and Matthew Lombardo have announced their 2015 Broadway Series in Provincetown, Massachusetts at The Crown and Anchor's Paramount Theatre and Town Hall Auditorium. Tickets are now on sale for the Series, in which an impressive list of Oscar, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning stars will be making their Provincetown debuts. Expanding on last summer's sold out season, the 2015 Broadway Series will include the talents of Barbara Cook, Jennifer Holliday, Shirley Jones, Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin, Bernadette Peters, and Billy Porter. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York PhilharmonicLaura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's productions of American Buffalo, Fat Pig, and Private Jokes, Public Places, returns to direct THE LYONS, featuring Ellen Ratner (After the Revolution, Awake and Sing!), Will Marchetti (Knock Knock), Nicholas Pelczar (Dublin Carol, Marius), Jessica Bates (After the Revolution), Joe Estlack (Shotgun Players, Magic Theatre), and Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Brava Theater, TheatreWorks, Magic Theatre). THE LYONS plays January 30 through March 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. For mature audiences. (more...)

NJPAC and 54 Below's New Series Features Linda Lavin and More in IT'S TODAY: MAME TonightNJPAC and 54 Below's New Series Features Linda Lavin and More in IT'S TODAY: MAME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Tonight, Dec. 6, 2014 at 6PM and 8:30PM, NJPAC and 54 Below present 'IT'S TODAY: MAME AT NJPAC. Light the candles! Get the ice out! A glittering lineup of Broadway and cabaret stars pays homage to Mame, one of American theater's most cherished musicals. (more...)

54 Below & NJPAC Partner for Three Upcoming Events54 Below & NJPAC Partner for Three Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

(NJPAC) to present a series of evenings direct from 'Broadway's living room' to the audiences at the esteemed arts venue in Newark, NJ. The series, '54 Below at NJPAC,' launches with three Today night events, originally presented on stage at 54 Below, celebrating the music of legendary Broadway songwriters and featuring all-star Broadway talent. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Suffers from Congestion at Lyric Stage in BostonBWW REVIEW: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Suffers from Congestion at Lyric Stage in Boston
by Jan Nargi - Dec 3, 2014

Too much mishegas makes for a muddled tale of midlife meltdown in Charles Busch's first venture into mainstream comedy now at Boston's Lyric Stage through December 20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso Continue Residency at The CarlylePhoto Coverage: Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso Continue Residency at The Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 24, 2014

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, continues to be home court for Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch. They are back at Bemelmans Bar for an extended Sunday night residency. The performances build upon their recent run of shows in the intimate, storied New York City lounge, favorites not only of music fans and critics, but also of fellow artists. Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch shows are a place where some of the city's foremost entertainers go to commune with their own-and sometimes sit-in for a song or two-on their nights off. The pair will be at Bemelmans with their evening of swinging standards Sunday nights, through Dec. 31st. Dropping in Sunday night were Ron Abel and Chuck Steffan creators of 'Hazel' a new musical bound for Broadway. Jane Monheit joined Billy & Jim for some great vocals as Giselle Wolf and Eda Sorokoff looked on approvingly (more...)

Sutton Foster, Linda Lavin & More Set for The Cabaret's 2015 Winter/Spring SeasonSutton Foster, Linda Lavin & More Set for The Cabaret's 2015 Winter/Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Cabaret kicks off its 2015 season on January 24th, with two-time Tony winner, six-time Tony nominee, and television star Sutton Foster. Thanks to the generous support of The Lacy Foundation, Foster promises to enchant with an intimate evening of songs from her gleaming Broadway career and solo albums Wish and An Evening with Sutton Foster: Live at Cafe Carlyle. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances through the rest of November 2014. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and scroll down for more! (more...)

Suzanne Vega, Bridget Everett and More to Perform This Week at Joe's PubSuzanne Vega, Bridget Everett and More to Perform This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, November 12-23, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Linda Lavin & Dee Hoty Set for IT'S TODAY: MAME at NJPAC, 12/6Linda Lavin & Dee Hoty Set for IT'S TODAY: MAME at NJPAC, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

This special holiday soiree salutes the great Jerry Herman score with acclaimed singers and a brassy trio primed to "coax the blues right outta the horn." (more...)

Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical Show Boat, November 5 - 8, 2014. Vanessa Williams will star as Julie, Julian Ovenden will star as Gaylord Ravenal, and Lauren Worsham will star as Magnolia, all in their Philharmonic debuts. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Carol Kane & More Set for SRT's Annual Benefit at Joe's Pub, 11/23Megan Hilty, Carol Kane & More Set for SRT's Annual Benefit at Joe's Pub, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Sonnet Repertory Theatre presents their Twelfth Annual Benefit and Cabaret on Sunday, November 23, at Joe's Pub to honor award-winning actress, Celia Weston. (more...)

BWW TV: Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala; Watch Highlights of Ebersole, Cerveris, Gleason, Zien & More!BWW TV: Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala; Watch Highlights of Ebersole, Cerveris, Gleason, Zien & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, earlier this week on October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

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