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League of Professional Theatre Women to Host Networking Event, 5/4League of Professional Theatre Women to Host Networking Event, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

The League of Professional Theatre Women will present a special event, 'The Independent Producer' focusing on women producers in today's theater, on Monday May 4 from 6pm to 8pm at Theater Lab at 357 W. 36th St. on the 3rd floor. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date, 3/29Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Writer-Producer Speed Date (The Art of the Pitch) on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 5:30pm and 6:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd floor. (more...)

Two-Time Olivier Nominee to Join A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on BroadwayTwo-Time Olivier Nominee to Join A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

It was announced today that two-time Olivier Award nominee Scarlett Strallen will take over the role of 'Sibella' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, beginning Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Her predecessor Lisa O'Hare exits the production on February 8, 2015 after originating the role at Hartford Stage, then in San Diego at The Old Globe, and finally on Broadway at The Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

Joe DiPietro Coming to Episcopal Actors' GuildJoe DiPietro Coming to Episcopal Actors' Guild
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro joins The Episcopal Actors' Guild (EAG) for a conversation about his work as part of their Anatomy of a Musical series. DiPietro's credits include the book and lyrics for Memphis and the book for Nice Work If You Can Get It. He will be interviewed by producer Margot Astrachan of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and Nice Work If You Can Get It. (more...)

Joe DiPietro Coming to Episcopal Actors' GuildJoe DiPietro Coming to Episcopal Actors' Guild
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro joins The Episcopal Actors' Guild (EAG) for a conversation about his work as part of their Anatomy of a Musical series. DiPietro's credits include the book and lyrics for Memphis and the book for Nice Work If You Can Get It. He will be interviewed by producer Margot Astrachan of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and Nice Work If You Can Get It. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYMF Gala Celebrates Christopher Gattelli, Beth Williams and Allan Williams!Photo Coverage: NYMF Gala Celebrates Christopher Gattelli, Beth Williams and Allan Williams!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 10, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) just honored choreographer Christopher Gattelli, and theatre producer and manager Beth Williams and Allan Williams at its 2014 Gala last night, November 9th at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

Christopher Gattelli, Beth & Allan Williams to be Honored at 2014 NYMF GalaChristopher Gattelli, Beth & Allan Williams to be Honored at 2014 NYMF Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced that choreographer Christopher Gattelli, and theatre producer and manager Beth Williams and Allan Williams will be honored at its 2014 Gala to be held on Sunday, November 9th at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. (more...)

Catherine Walker to Succeed Lauren Worsham in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on BroadwayCatherine Walker to Succeed Lauren Worsham in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

It was announced today that Catherine Walker will take over the role of 'Phoebe D'Ysquith' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, beginning Tuesday, October 28. (more...)

Tony Winner to Join 2014's 'Best Musical' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDERTony Winner to Join 2014's 'Best Musical' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

It was announced today that Tony Award-winner Carole Shelley will join the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical. She will be stepping into the role of Miss Shingle on October 28th. Jane Carr, who originated the role, will play her final performance on October 26th. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Welcomes GHOST - THE MUSICAL, Now thru 8/10Segerstrom Center Welcomes GHOST - THE MUSICAL, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Orange County by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical GHOST - THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, today, July 29 - August 10. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Welcomes GHOST - THE MUSICAL National Tour, Now thru 8/10Segerstrom Center Welcomes GHOST - THE MUSICAL National Tour, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Orange County by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical GHOST - THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, today, July 29 - August 10. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Announces Casting for GHOST, 7/29-8/10Segerstrom Center Announces Casting for GHOST, 7/29-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Orange County by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical GHOST - THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning film, opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, July 29 - August 10. GHOST - THE MUSICAL features Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat, Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen, Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown and Robby Haltiwanger as Carl Bruner. Featured ensemble are Fernando Contreras, Brandon Curry, Evette Marie White, Lydia Warr, Hana Freeman and Shannan E. Johnson. Rounding out the ensemble are Susan Leilani Gearou, Tony Johnson, Beth Stafford Laird, Andrea Laxton, Ben Laxton, Jake Vander Linden, Michael McClure, David Melendez, Jack O'Brien and Maria Cristina Slye. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL to Appear at The Smith Center, 8/12-17GHOST THE MUSICAL to Appear at The Smith Center, 8/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Las Vegas by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Aug. 12-17. (more...)

ICYMI: BroadwayWorld's Mega-Roundup of All Things Tony Awards!ICYMI: BroadwayWorld's Mega-Roundup of All Things Tony Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2014

Now that we've all had a sufficient amount of time to recover from the excitement of the big night, treat yourself today to some highlights from ALL of the festivities. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a Mega-Roundup of 2014 Tonys coverage! (more...)

Photo Flash: Highlights from the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS - Part IPhoto Flash: Highlights from the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS - Part I
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returned last night to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2014

The 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is being held this afternoon, May 16, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where winners will be announced for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. This year's event, which began at noon, is hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. BroadwayWorld is updating the winners live! Check back in to find out who took home the big awards! (more...)

VIDEO:  Cast of GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Celebrates 10 Tony Noms with Pharrell's 'Happy'VIDEO: Cast of GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Celebrates 10 Tony Noms with Pharrell's 'Happy'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Check out the show's cast and crew celebrating the good news with their take on Pharrell Williams' hit single 'Happy!' (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Welcome GHOST - THE MUSICAL National Tour, 7/29-8/10Segerstrom Center to Welcome GHOST - THE MUSICAL National Tour, 7/29-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Orange County by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical GHOST - THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, July 29 - August 10. (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Hits Landmark 1,000th Stage Death on BroadwayA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Hits Landmark 1,000th Stage Death on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

At a press conference earlier today, the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder announced that the production just reached the landmark 1,000th death of its leading man. Jefferson Mays, playing eight members of the D'Ysquith clan, is knocked off eight times in each performance, or sixty-four times each week. Mr. Mays has reached 1,000 stage deaths faster than any lead actor in Broadway history. At the press conference, Mr. Mays' co-star, Bryce Pinkham, presented Mr. Mays with an honorary 'death certificate' on behalf of the entire cast. (more...)

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