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Urban Stages' 31st Season to Include SHATTER, WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Stages, today announced the 2014-'15 season which will launch with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Shatter by prolific Canadian playwright Trina Davies. (more...)

Lynn Cohen, John Wernke & More Set for ESPA Drills Reading Series, 8/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts has announced casting for its ESPA Drills Reading Series this August. ESPA Drills is an annual new play development program providing staged readings to four playwrights. The plays are workshopped under the guidance of the ESPA staff and will be presented before an audience of industry peers Off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Barefoot Theatre Company's Benefit, Honoring Lynn Cohen, Israel Horovitz & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Barefoot Theatre Company and the SVA Film Department presented the 15th Anniversary star-studded Barefoot Gala & Awards Ceremony produced by Artistic Director Francisco Solorzano, Producing Director Christopher Whalen, Associate Producing Director Danelle Eliav and company members Raye Levine and Daniella Rabbani. (more...)

Barefoot Theatre Company and SVA Film Department Presents the 15th Anniversary Gala & Awards Ceremony, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Barefoot Theatre Company and the SVA Film Department (Reeves Lehmann, Chair) presents the 15th Anniversary star-studded Barefoot Gala & Awards Ceremony produced by Artistic Director Francisco Solorzano (Floating Sunflowers, Love Simple, Sins of the Mother), Producing Director Christopher Whalen (Sins of the Mother, PS. I Love You), Associate Producing Director Danelle Eliav (Emoticon; Carnival Kids) and company members Raye Levine (Pirate, Other Histories) and Daniella Rabbani (Nina at Primary Stages). (more...)

Broadway Vets Star in Indie Comedy CHASING TASTE, Coming to Manhattan Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Broadway veterans Nancy Opel, Chuck Cooper and Rita Gardner also appear in Chasing Taste, along with the Classical Theatre of Harlem's Producing Director Ty Jones. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Mary Mitchell Campbell, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Honored with 2014 Lilly Awards
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 03, 2014

Just last night, the Lilly Awards celebrated women of distinction in musical theater at Playwrights Horizons. As previously announced, the 2014 Lilly Award winners include Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Susan Bernfield, Johanna Day, Winnie Holzman, Joyce Ketay, Mary Mitchell Campbell, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Dominique Morrisseau, Kelli O'Hara, Jen Silverman, Jeanine Tesori and Liesl Tommy. The 2014 Lilly Award presenters include Neena Beber, John Doyle, Branden Jacobs Jenkins, Julia Jordan, Anne Kaufman, Lisa Kron, Tony Kushner, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Justin Levine, Audra McDonald, Marsha Norman, Steven Pasquale, Stephen Schwartz and Stacey Mindich. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

CHASING TASTE Makes World Premiere at VISIONFEST 2014 Today
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2014

Fresh from a 'Best Comedy' win at the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival, indie film Chasing Taste has sold out of tickets for its world premiere at VISIONFEST tonight, May 16th at 7:00p.m. at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. To meet the demand of audience members, VISIONFEST is opening up more seats in a second screening room for a simulcast. Chasing Taste tells the story of a down-and-out novelist who is transformed overnight into NYC's next big food critic. On the cusp of fame and fortune, the writer turned food critic suddenly loses his sense of taste and smell in a freak accident, forcing him to rely on a team of super 'smellers' and tasters to help him fake his reviews. The screenplay is written by Lori Fischer and produced by Ashley Wren Collins, Maitely Weismann and Sean Gannet. The picture also marks the feature film directorial debut of Sean Gannet. (more...)

CHASING TASTE to Make World Premiere at VISIONFEST 2014, 5/16
by Movies News Desk - May 07, 2014

Fresh from a "Best Comedy" win at the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival, indie film Chasing Taste has sold out of tickets for its world premiere at VISIONFEST on Friday, May 16th at 7:00p.m. at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. To meet the demand of audience members, VISIONFEST is opening up more seats in a second screening room for a simulcast. Chasing Taste tells the story of a down-and-out novelist who is transformed overnight into NYC's next big food critic. On the cusp of fame and fortune, the writer turned food critic suddenly loses his sense of taste and smell in a freak accident, forcing him to rely on a team of super "smellers" and tasters to help him fake his reviews. The screenplay is written by Lori Fischer and produced by Ashley Wren Collins, Maitely Weismann and Sean Gannet. The picture also marks the feature film directorial debut of Sean Gannet. (more...)

Actors' Equity Foundation's 2014 Richard Seff Award to Go to Peter Maloney and Mare Winningham
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Peter Maloney and Mare Winningham are the recipients of the annual Richard Seff Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation to a veteran male and female character actor for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Foundation, which administers the award. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards- Part One
by Jennifer Broski - May 05, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out tonight at NYU Skirball Center, hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event once again benefited The Actors Fund. (more...)

2014 Lortel Award Winners - HERE LIES LOVE Wins Big, THE OPEN HOUSE Wins Best Play, and FUN HOME Wins Best Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be handed out tonight at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you live updates of the winners! Check back throughout the night to see if your favorites won! (more...)

2014 Lortel Awards Presented Tonight - HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead Noms
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be handed out on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN's Red Carpet Arrivals!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 22, 2014

The Velocity of Autumn is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winnerStephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, '24'), is directed by Molly Smith and opened last night, April 21, 2014 at the Booth Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and below you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals! (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead 2014 Lortel Awards Nominations for Off-Broadway; Full List!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 01, 2014

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories and one special award for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sterling Elder Female Cast Graces I REMEMBER MAMA
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2014

He may have passed away over 50 years ago, but you might say John Van Druten is the hottest playwright in New York right now. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Transport Group's I REMEMBER MAMA
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 31, 2014

Following Transport Group's 2011 production of Queen of the Mist, our 20th Century Project continues into its second decade (1910 - 1920) with an urgent new revival of John Van Druten's beloved classic, I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. The production will be performed at The Gym at Judson, through April 20, 2014. (more...)

Transport Group's I REMEMBER MAMA to Play The Gym at Judson, 3/16-4/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Following Transport Group's 2011 production of Queen of the Mist, our 20th Century Project continues into its second decade (1910 - 1920) with an urgent new revival of John Van Druten's beloved classic, I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. The production will be performed at The Gym at Judson, March 16-April 20, 2014. Opening night is set for March 30. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's I REMEMBER MAMA
by Walter McBride - Feb 13, 2014

Following Transport Group's 2011 production of Queen of the Mist, the 20th Century Project continues into its second decade (1910 - 1920) with an urgent new revival of John Van Druten's beloved classic, I Remember Mama. Redefining family, time, and memory, Transport Group's production features a cast of ten veteran actresses who play all twenty-three roles. This bold reinterpretation of Van Druten's simple and honest story reveals how even the smallest and seemingly insignificant experiences of family life can silently accumulate and take our breath away.Previews begin March 16; opening is March 30. BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's I REMEMBER MAMA
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2014

Following Transport Group's 2011 production of Queen of the Mist, the 20th Century Project continues into its second decade (1910 - 1920) with an urgent new revival of John Van Druten's beloved classic, I Remember Mama. Redefining family, time, and memory, Transport Group's production features a cast of ten veteran actresses who play all twenty-three roles. This bold reinterpretation of Van Druten's simple and honest story reveals how even the smallest and seemingly insignificant experiences of family life can silently accumulate and take our breath away. Previews begin March 16; opening is March 30. BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out a photo preview below. Check back later for full coverage! (more...)

Casting Director Brette Goldstein Launches Bova Actors Workshop Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Brette Goldstein will facilitate a lecture and extensive Q & A on Audition Acting Traps and Solutions at Ionica Theater, 300 West 43rd Street, NYC, tonight, February 6th from 6:30-7:30 PM. (more...)

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