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BWW Interview: Bryce McDonald Comes Home to Cumberland County PlayhouseBWW Interview: Bryce McDonald Comes Home to Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 25, 2016

Should you ask Bryce McDonald to point out the year of his life in which it was changed - irrevocably, but most certainly, for the better - chances are he would have difficulty in pinning down the most significant time in his life. He might select 1984, the year he first attended a show at Cumberland County Playhouse (it was Annie), or 1996 when he first stepped onto the CCP stage as a young man (in Oliver!) or it might be 1999, when he first began to train as a stage manager at the iconic Crossville theater (again, it was Annie) that has become 'home' for countless theater artists over the years. (more...)

Stage Veterans Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Skeggs & Austin McKenzie Set for ABC's LGBT Event Series WHEN WE RISEStage Veterans Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Skeggs & Austin McKenzie Set for ABC's LGBT Event Series WHEN WE RISE
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

ABC Studios has cast the epic event limited series 'When We Rise,' written and created by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Starring in the event limited series are Guy Pearce ('Memento,' 'L.A. Confidential') as LGBT activist Cleve Jones, Mary-Louise Parker ('Weeds,' 'Angels in America') as women's rights leader Roma Guy and Rachel Griffiths ('Brothers and Sisters,' 'Six Feet Under') as her wife, social justice activist Diane. The roles of African American community organizer Ken Jones and transgender activist Cecelia Chung are still to be cast, among others. (more...)

2016 Drama League Awards to Honor Sheldon Harnick, Ivo Van Hove & Deaf West; BroadwayWorld to Live Stream Nominations!2016 Drama League Awards to Honor Sheldon Harnick, Ivo Van Hove & Deaf West; BroadwayWorld to Live Stream Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Drama League will recognize three outstanding stage luminaries at this year's 82nd Annual Drama League Awards, set for Friday afternoon, May 20, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, it was announced today. (more...)

The School of Theatre at Florida State to Present HEDDA GABLERThe School of Theatre at Florida State to Present HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The 2015-2016 School of Theatre Season will close with Henrik Ibsen's infamous Hedda Gabler, directed by Fred Chappell. One of the world's most famous literary heroines, aristocrat Hedda pushes the boundaries of what she can convince others to do in the name of love and shows the world that love, in the wrong hands, can result in greatness and in catastrophe. Hedda Gabler is playing in the Lab Theatre March 25-April 3. (more...)

VIDEO: Debra Messing Gushes on Starring in Upcoming DIRTY DANCING RebootVIDEO: Debra Messing Gushes on Starring in Upcoming DIRTY DANCING Reboot
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

As BWW previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby and Debra Messing (SMASH) as Baby's mom, Marjorie Houseman. (more...)

PB POETRY FESTIVAL to Host Community Outreach EventsPB POETRY FESTIVAL to Host Community Outreach Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, today invited local poets and poetry fans to 11 upcoming public events: (more...)

CHF Debuts New Annual Spring FestivalCHF Debuts New Annual Spring Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announces the launch of the 2016 Spring Festival,Style, with more than 20 programs taking place in and around Chicago April 28-May 1. Exploring how style shapes who we are as individuals and what we value across cultures, CHF is making the bold statement, 'style matters.'  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2016 - Alice & Emily Reunite, Nathan Lane and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2016 - Alice & Emily Reunite, Nathan Lane and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE WEDGE HORSE opens off-Broadway and SIDE SHOW stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner reunite in concert this evening! (more...)

Breaking News: Simon Stephens' HEISENBERG, with Mary-Louise Parker & Denis Arndt, Will Open on Broadway This FallBreaking News: Simon Stephens' HEISENBERG, with Mary-Louise Parker & Denis Arndt, Will Open on Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere production of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, will transfer to the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), MTC's home on Broadway, this fall starring original cast members Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker. (more...)

Debra Messing to Join Abigail Breslin in ABC's DIRTY DANCING RemakeDebra Messing to Join Abigail Breslin in ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

As previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby - today, Deadline has confirmed that the project has officially received a green light, with television star and stage alum Debra Messing coming on board. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ken Webster and Hyde Park TheatreBWW Interview: Ken Webster and Hyde Park Theatre
by Frank Benge - Jan 11, 2016

Broadway World Austin continues our series of interviews with Austin theatres with Ken Webster of Hyde Park Theatre, the Austin Chronicle Reader's Pick for Best Theatre Director in 2010, 2012, and 2013. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of December 14, 2015Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of December 14, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 10, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of December 14, 2015! (more...)

HOMELAND's Claire Danes to Be Honored at Steppenwolf's 'Women in the Arts' Luncheon This WinterHOMELAND's Claire Danes to Be Honored at Steppenwolf's 'Women in the Arts' Luncheon This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced acclaimed film and television star Claire Danes as the guest of honor at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12 noon (location TBD). The luncheon features an in-depth conversation with Claire Danes about her incredible career and impact as a leading woman in the arts. (more...)

BWW Interview: Internationally Renown British Actor/ Playwright RAY COONEY Talks About son Michael Cooney's CASH ON DELIVERY at the El PortalBWW Interview: Internationally Renown British Actor/ Playwright RAY COONEY Talks About son Michael Cooney's CASH ON DELIVERY at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Nov 19, 2015

World renown British actor/playwright Ray Cooney will be performing the zany farce Cash on Delivery, written by his son Michael Cooney, on the mainstage of the El Portal in Noho December 3-20.  Cooney performed Out of Order at the El Portal in 2001, and was a tremendous hit. In our conversation Cooney, who was bestowed the honor of OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen, and wife Linda talk about the play, and among other topics, theatre and its importance in our world right now. Linda is a landscape painter and former actress, and her work will be exhibited in the El Portal lobby during the run of the play and on to January 1, 2016. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company to Welcome Olivier-Winning Playwright Simon Stephens for Free Talk, Dec 9Melbourne Theatre Company to Welcome Olivier-Winning Playwright Simon Stephens for Free Talk, Dec 9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Melbourne Theatre Company presents a free public talk with Olivier Award-winning writer Simon Stephens on Wednesday 9 December at Southbank Theatre.  (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 11/9 - 11/14 on NBCScoop: TODAY 11/9 - 11/14 on NBC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Get all the scoop on TODAY 11/9 - 1114, airing on NBC (more...)

VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks New Book 'Dear Mr. You' on TODAYVIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks New Book 'Dear Mr. You' on TODAY
by - Nov 12, 2015

Mary-Louise Parker sat down with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie to talk about her new book, which is a collection of letters to the men that have impacted her life, both good and bad, called “Dear Mr. You”. (more...)

International Cast Announced for Holiday Comedy at Historic El Portal TheatreInternational Cast Announced for Holiday Comedy at Historic El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

El Portal Theatre proudly presents Cash On Delivery directed by Ray Cooney, written by Michael Cooney, December 3 - December 20, 2015, at the historic El Portal Theatre Mainstage in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. 15 performances only! (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of November 9, 2015Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of November 9, 2015
by TV Scoop - Nov 9, 2015

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of November 9, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 11/9 - 11/14 on NBCScoop: TODAY 11/9 - 11/14 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Nov 6, 2015

Get all the scoop on TODAY 11/9 - 1114, airing on NBC (more...)

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