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National Portrait Gallery Acquires Rare Kate Tempest Photograph for Photographic ExhibitNational Portrait Gallery Acquires Rare Kate Tempest Photograph for Photographic Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The cover photograph for Kate Tempest's critically-acclaimed debut solo album, Everybody Down, taken by Dav Stewart, is the latest work to be added to the National Portrait Gallery Collection, it was announced today.  (more...)

John Waters, Rita Mae Brown to Be Honored at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary AwardsJohn Waters, Rita Mae Brown to Be Honored at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Lambda Literary is pleased to announce that John Waters will receive Lambda's Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature an Rita Mae Brown will receive the Pioneer Award at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ('Lammys'). Waters and Brown will be honored along with the winning authors of 24 separate LGBT literary categories as determined by over 90 judges. The Lammys bring together over 450 attendees, sponsors and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature, making it the most glamorous and prestigious LGBT literary event in the world. The awards will be hosted for the fourth year in a row by comedienne Kate Clinton on Monday, June 1st in New York City at The Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th St @ 3rd Ave, New York City) with a pre-ceremony reception presented by Penguin Random House. A VIP After-Party presented by Scholastic will immediately follow the ceremony. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines Theatre TodayKelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Show business' brightest stars will memorialize one of their own when they participate in A Tribute to Polly Bergen, today, March 26, at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd Street, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Will Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines TheatreKelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Will Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Show business' brightest stars will memorialize one of their own when they participate in A Tribute to Polly Bergen, Thursday, March 26, at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd Street, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (more...)

NYMF Sets 2015 Lineup: Works from THE VOICE Alums, Developmental Reading Series & MoreNYMF Sets 2015 Lineup: Works from THE VOICE Alums, Developmental Reading Series & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) today announced the 2015 Next Link Project musical selections. The 10 musicals, and three initial invited productions, were announced as part of the 12th edition of the Festival, which will take place in July at locations around midtown Manhattan in New York City. (more...)

Gregor Fisher & More Join Cast of YER GRANNY Scotland TourGregor Fisher & More Join Cast of YER GRANNY Scotland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Well known Scottish TV actor Gregor Fisher will be playing Yer Granny, in the National Theatre of Scotland's new gallus comedy of the same name which tours Scotland in 2015. Also announced as joining the cast are Brian Pettifer, (recently seen in BBC TV's The Musketeers), Barbara Rafferty, (Rab C Nesbitt) and Louise McCarthy (London West End's Mamma Mia!) They will join Jonathan Watson, Paul Riley and Maureen Beattie, also known to audiences for their popular stage, screen and comedy performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti Labelle, Isabel Toledo and More at Record-Breaking Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Awards GalaPhoto Flash: Patti Labelle, Isabel Toledo and More at Record-Breaking Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Fund Dinner which was held on January 7th, 2015 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel raised a record breaking $3.4 million dollars from record breaking crowd of 1300 guests. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Kravis Kicks Off 2015 with Amazing Line-Up of Broadway Hits & Top StarsKravis Kicks Off 2015 with Amazing Line-Up of Broadway Hits & Top Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2015

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performance Arts invites entertainment fans to kick off 2015 with international artists and attractions from every discipline from rock to pop to classical music, from Broadway to Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK Gala Honoring Barbara WhitmanPhoto Flash: Inside Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK Gala Honoring Barbara Whitman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, just presented its annual gala Gimme a Break!, honoring Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

Alice Ripley, Michael Cerveris and More to Perform at Tonight's Transport Group 'Gimme a Break' GalaAlice Ripley, Michael Cerveris and More to Perform at Tonight's Transport Group 'Gimme a Break' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, will honor Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman tonight, December 8, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Michael Cerveris & More to Perform at Transport Group 'Gimme a Break' GalaAlice Ripley, Michael Cerveris & More to Perform at Transport Group 'Gimme a Break' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, will honor Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman on December 8 (more...)

Nathan Lane, Lena Hall, Holland Taylor Join Line-Up for ELAINE STRITCH TributeNathan Lane, Lena Hall, Holland Taylor Join Line-Up for ELAINE STRITCH Tribute
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor and Lena Hall will join some of the biggest names on Broadway in an upcoming tribute to theater legend Elaine Stritch. (more...)

13th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out Today13th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Famed gossip columnist Liz Smith -- 'the Grande Dame of Dish' -- has won countless honors, including an Emmy Award, in her long career. But she's never before been depicted on the stage. In 'Theater Boys' -- the new musical comedy by ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa, now playing at the 13th Street Repertory Theater -- she's not only a character in the show, she's the subject of a whole song about her, a rousing fast-boogie simply titled 'Liz Smith.' That song will also be heard on the show's cast album (sung by Ricky Schroder and the ensemble), being released today, October 18th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for IT'S ONLY A PLAY -Part 2Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for IT'S ONLY A PLAY -Part 2
by Walter McBride - Oct 10, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, just opened and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the festivities of the evening. Below, Check out more photos from the red carpet below! Click here for Part 1. (more...)

13th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out 10/1813th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Famed gossip columnist Liz Smith -- "the Grande Dame of Dish" -- has won countless honors, including an Emmy Award, in her long career. But she's never before been depicted on the stage. In "Theater Boys" -- the new musical comedy by ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa, now playing at the 13th Street Repertory Theater -- she's not only a character in the show, she's the subject of a whole song about her, a rousing fast-boogie simply titled "Liz Smith." That song will also be heard on the show's cast album (sung by Ricky Schroder and the ensemble), being released October 18th. (more...)

Producer Barbara Whitman to be Honored at Transport Group's Annual GalaProducer Barbara Whitman to be Honored at Transport Group's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, will honor Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman on December 8, 2014 at 6pm at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70 Street. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Judith Ann Abrams: A Dreamer With a Magic TouchBWW Interviews: Judith Ann Abrams: A Dreamer With a Magic Touch
by Sally Henry - Sep 18, 2014

Broadway and West End producer Judith Ann Abrams has been involved with multiple ground-breaking and multi-award-winning shows in the last 15 years. But when talking to her, it is clear that her passion really lies in a crazy dream she had at age 23 that gained her notoriety in the Broadway community: the Pixie Judy Troupe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Visits Stars of IT'S ONLY A PLAYPhoto Flash: Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Visits Stars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Legendary gossip columnist Liz Smith attended a performance of Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY, currently in previews at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Smith visited with the star-studded cast, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Micah Stock, after the show. Scroll down to see a photo from the evening! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Don PardoPhoto Flash: Remembering Don Pardo
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Don Pardo, best known as the announcer for NBC's long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, has passed away earlier this week at the age of 96. (more...)

Celebrities and Students Intermix for New Display of Film and Portraits at Ealing, 6/19Celebrities and Students Intermix for New Display of Film and Portraits at Ealing, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Portraits of celebrities and inspirational figures who have lived, worked or studied in the London Borough of Ealing will be brought together in a new display, alongside a film installation created by artist Eelyn Lee and students from Brentside High School in Ealing, it was announced today (Thursday 19 June 2014). (more...)

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