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OF MICE AND MEN Enters Final 2 Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Final 2 weeks to see Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton in John Steinbeck's masterpiece, Of Mice and Men. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first "hit" of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

Michael Urie Stars in BUYER & CELLAR, Opening at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

New York's runaway hit comedy Buyer & Cellar, about a (fictional) Los Angeles actor who takes a job working in the (very real)basement shopping arcade of Barbra Streisand's Malibu estate, begins performances at the Mark Taper Forum (more...)

Last 4 Weeks to See James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in OF MICE AND MEN, Now Through 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Final 4 weeks to see Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton in John Steinbeck's masterpiece about chasing the American dream, Of Mice and Men. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first "hit" of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, recouped its $3.8 million capitalization in just twelve weeks, making it the first of the spring to do so. The critically acclaimed production which opened on Wednesday, April 16 and is now in its final seven weeks on Broadway, shattered the house record at the Longacre Theatre and is the first Broadway production of the spring season to recoup its initial investment. The strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

OF MICE AND MEN, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, Begins Tonight at the Longacre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men begins performances tonight, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, and will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Announces Broadway Rush Policy!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men begins performances tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and announces a student rush policy for the strictly limited engagement that will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). A limited number of $35 student tickets (inclusive of a $2 facility fee) will be available for each performance when the box office opens for that day's performance(s) with student identification. Patrons are limited to one ticket per person. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Box Office Opens Today; Limited Number of Opening Night Tickets Available at the Longacre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Tickets go on sale for Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro's new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men at the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street) today, February 18 at 10am. A limited number of balcony tickets for opening night (Wednesday, April 16) will be available at the Longacre Theatre box office. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Box Office to Open 2/18; Limited Number of Opening Night Tickets Available at the Longacre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Tickets go on sale for Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro's new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men at the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street) Tuesday, February 18 at 10am. A limited number of balcony tickets for opening night (Wednesday, April 16) will be available at the Longacre Theatre box office. (more...)

Rehearsals for OF MICE AND MEN Broadway Revival Now Underway in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The cast of Anna D. Shapiro's new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men is currently rehearsing in Chicago through the end of February. Starring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton, Of Mice and Men begins previews at Broadway's Longacre Theatre on Wednesday, March 19, and opens Wednesday, April 16. (more...)

Joel Marsh Garland, James McMenamin, Jim Parrack & More Join OF MICE AND MEN; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro's new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men will star Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony Award winner Jim Norton, and will feature Ron Cephas Jones (The Motherfucker with the Hat), Alex Morf ("The Good Wife"), Joel Marsh Garland ("Orange Is The New Black"), James McMenamin ("The Good Wife"), Jim Ortlieb (Guys and Dolls) and Jim Parrack ("True Blood"). (more...)

TRUE BLOOD's Jim Parrack Joins OF MICE AND MEN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, TRUE BLOOD's Jim Parrack is the latest to join the all-star cast, including Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony Award winner Jim Norton. Parrack will take on the role of 'Slim' in the revival, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Tickets Go On Sale to the Public Tomorrow, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

Tickets for Of Mice and Men starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony Award winner Jim Norton go on-sale to the general public tomorrow, Sunday, January 26, 2014, through Telecharge.com (212-239-6200). Full cast and design team will be announced shortly for this new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Tickets Now Available for Audience Rewards Members; On Sale for General Public on 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Of Mice and Men tickets will be available to members of Audience Rewards beginning Thursday, January 23, 2014, by visiting AudienceRewards.com. Tickets for Of Mice and Men starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony Award winner Jim Norton go on-sale to the general public January 26, 2014. Full cast and design team will be announced shortly for this new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch and Justin Bartha Star in CTG's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Center Theatre Group recently announced that Justin Bartha would be joining the cast of Neil Simon's 'The Sunshine Boys' at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre replacing the previously announced David Krumholtz who needed to leave the production for personal reasons. (more...)

THE NEW NORMAL's Justin Bartha Joins Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch in CTG's THE SUNSHINE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2013

Center Theatre Group announced that Justin Bartha will be joining the cast of Neil Simon's 'The Sunshine Boys' at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre replacing the previously announced David Krumholtz who needed to leave the production for personal reasons. (more...)

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