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Photo Flash: Remembering Marni NixonPhoto Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

Photo FLASH:  Cast of RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year AnniversaryPhoto FLASH: Cast of RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, marked its one-year anniversary on July 13th and the cast celebrated into the wee hours at Becco. RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Rex Reed who called the show, 'Malicious & Delicious...A Total Joy!' Just some of the celebrities who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release later this summer. (more...)

Cast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun ViolenceCast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, Playwrights for a Cause is the annual benefit hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. This year the event will benefit this important group - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. (more...)

BWW Review:  I REMEMBER MAMA at Two River Theater is SuperbBWW Review: I REMEMBER MAMA at Two River Theater is Superb
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 16, 2016

See 'I Remember Mama' at Two River Theater in Red Bank now through June 26th. This fine piece of classic theater is wonderfully staged and beautifully performed by an ensemble of ten veteran actresses. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Team Announced for Two River Theater's I REMEMBER MAMAFull Cast, Creative Team Announced for Two River Theater's I REMEMBER MAMA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Ben Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff AwardBen Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2016 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Alana Arenas (Head of Passes) and Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen). The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Foundation, which administers the awards. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through the SummerRUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through the Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through September 10th. (more...)

MTC to Stage Reading of THE SOAP MYTH for Holocaust Remembrance DayMTC to Stage Reading of THE SOAP MYTH for Holocaust Remembrance Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Marin Theatre Company is honored to participate in the 2nd Annual National Jewish Theater Foundation's Holocaust Theater International Initiative Remembrance Readings. MTC will present a staged reading of Jeff Cohen's THE SOAP MYTH on Monday May 2, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Adds Thursday Performances to ScheduleRUTHLESS! Adds Thursday Performances to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS! is adding Thursday performances beginning this week. Now extended into the summer, RUTHLESS! opened on July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, 'Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!' Just some of the celebrities who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Rex Reed, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, Dame Gillian Lynne, Jerry Dixon, Von Smith, Jacque LeWarne, Emily James, and Jonathan Platero. This newly imagined production of RUTHLESS! recently received the coveted 2015 Odyssey Nightlife Award for Best Off Broadway Show, and actor Paul Pecorino was honored for Best Breakthrough Off Broadway Performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: INSIGNIFICANCE Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Flash: INSIGNIFICANCE Celebrates Opening Night!
by Nora Dominick - Feb 25, 2016

The cast of INSIGNIFICANCE celebrated its opening night this week and BroadwayWorld has all the photos of the celebration! (more...)

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Extends Off-BroadwayRUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through June 18th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mario Cantone, Lynn Cohen & More Attend 100th Performance of RUTHLESS!Photo Flash: Mario Cantone, Lynn Cohen & More Attend 100th Performance of RUTHLESS!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, marked its 100th performance on January 30th and the company celebrated after the show at Lattanzi with celebrity attendees Lynn Cohen, Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/9/2016
by - Jan 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/9/2016. (more...)

HUNGER GAMES' Lynn Cohen Featured in Barrow Group's THE SECRET WISDOM OF TREES ReadingHUNGER GAMES' Lynn Cohen Featured in Barrow Group's THE SECRET WISDOM OF TREES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Drama Desk Award winning Barrow Group Theatre Company will present a staged reading of THE SECRET WISDOM OF TREES by Christine Toy Johnson on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Soup Nazi Declares 'No Soup for RUTHLESS!'Photo Flash: The Soup Nazi Declares 'No Soup for RUTHLESS!'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

You never know who you're going to see at RUTHLESS! Larry Thomas, who played the iconic role of the Soup Nazi on SEINFELD, attended the smash hit musical last week. Thomas happily posed for photos with the cast after the performance announcing (to their giddy delight), 'No soup for RUTHLESS!' Scroll down to check them out! (more...)

Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters and More Celebrate RUTHLESS! Creators' WeddingPhoto Flash: Bernadette Peters and More Celebrate RUTHLESS! Creators' Wedding
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Longtime partners and the creators of the hit musical RUTHLESS!, Marvin Laird and Joel Paley, were married in a private ceremony this past Sunday, November 1st. It was truly a family affair with two of the producers, Maxine Paul and Evan Sacks, standing up for the resplendent grooms as maid of honor and best man respectively. (Reports remain spotty on precisely who stood up for whom.) The initial announcement of the nuptials occurred at the July 13th opening night of RUTHLESS! when Paley proposed to Laird while making a celebratory toast at the post-performance party. Sunday's wedding was held at the beautiful home of the show's third producer, Ken Schur, and his lovely and charming wife Janet. Attendees included Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen and select A-listers from the RUTHLESS! company. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/1/2015 - Keira Knightley Onstage and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/1/2015 - Keira Knightley Onstage and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 1, 2015

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: Keira Knightley makes her Broadway debut, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE hits the stage and more! (more...)

Lynn Cohen Leads Reading of Reinterpreted THE TESTAMENT OF MARY TodayLynn Cohen Leads Reading of Reinterpreted THE TESTAMENT OF MARY Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Lynn Cohen, best known for playing 'Magda' in the HBO series and movie SEX AND THE CITY and 'Mags' in THE HUNGER GAMES, returns to the New York stage to headline a starry industry reading of a re-conceptualization of THE TESTAMENT OF MARY today, October 1st. (more...)

Lynn Cohen to Lead Reading of Reinterpreted THE TESTAMENT OF MARY This WeekLynn Cohen to Lead Reading of Reinterpreted THE TESTAMENT OF MARY This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Lynn Cohen, best known for playing 'Magda' in the HBO series and movie SEX AND THE CITY and 'Mags' in THE HUNGER GAMES, returns to the New York stage to headline a starry industry reading of a re-conceptualization of THE TESTAMENT OF MARY on this Thursday, October 1st. (more...)

Tony Winner Adriane Lenox to Lead Reading of Revamped THE TESTAMENT OF MARYTony Winner Adriane Lenox to Lead Reading of Revamped THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox (Doubt, Tony Award) will headline a starry industry reading of a re-conceptualization of The Testament of Mary on October 1st. Conceived and directed by Michael Rader (A Christmas Story, Cirque du Soleil, Stalking The Bogeymen), this new adaptation of Colm Toibin's The Testament of Mary will feature five different women sharing the title role of Mary, each representing how different cultures around the world view Mary.  (more...)

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