Matthew Shepard News

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's CABARET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony winning musical Cabaret, starring Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming and Golden Globe-winner Michelle Williams, begins previews tomorrow, Friday March 21. Cabaret officially opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This is a 24-week limited engagement. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch a TV spot for the production below! (more...)

SF Fringe Festival Announces 2014 Lineup; Set for 9/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The 2014 San Francisco Fringe Festival is back for its 23rd year, running September 5-20, at the EXIT Theatreplex, 156 Eddy Street in downtown San Francisco. The second-oldest Fringe Festival in th U.S., SF Fringe brings the best of bright, new, edgy performances of theatre, dance, clowning, magic, and other sorts of presentations for three consecutive weekends, from Friday, September 5 to Saturday, September 20 dark on Mondays.) The 35 shows for this year's Fringe were chosen, as always, by lottery from the more than 100 entries received. All Fringe performances will take place in one of the three venues within the EXIT Theatreplex at 156 Eddy Street. (more...)

Attorney General Eric Holder to Headline HRC Greater New York Gala, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - and the HRC Greater New York Steering Committee today announced United States Attorney General Eric Holder will headline the annual Greater New York Gala on February 8, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. (more...)

Attorney General Eric Holder to Headline HRC Greater New York Gala, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - and the HRC Greater New York Steering Committee today announced United States Attorney General Eric Holder will headline the annual Greater New York Gala on February 8, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. (more...)

Alan Cumming Criticizes Lack of Safe Sex on HBO's GIRLS
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2013


The SAE Stages THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

The School of Arts and Enterprise-Department of Theatre presents the inaugural show of their 2013-14 season, the award winning The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber. The Laramie Project is directed by Phil Miller, The School of Arts & Enterprise New Director of Theatre. The Laramie Project features an 11-member cast comprised of some of the brightest young actors in the San Gabriel Valley. (more...)

Voting Now Open in 18 Categories for 2013 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards, Thru 1/5
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 03, 2013

If you're wondering whether or not 2013 was a fantastic year for the cabaret art form in New York, all you have to do is scan the amazing list of nominees for this year's BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards and you'll know it was one of the best ever. So now it's time for all you cabaret performers and fans to vote for the best singers, musicians, songs, and shows of the year. Voting will continue until Sunday night January 5 and the winners will be announced later that week. We hope that all the winners will be able to perform in the Award show on Sunday night February 23 at Joe's Pub. (more...)

The SAE to Stage THE LARAMIE PROJECT, 12/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The School of Arts and Enterprise-Department of Theatre presents the inaugural show of their 2013-14 season, the award winning The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber. The Laramie Project is directed by Phil Miller, The School of Arts & Enterprise New Director of Theatre. The Laramie Project features an 11-member cast comprised of some of the brightest young actors in the San Gabriel Valley. (more...)

DePaul University to Host Reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

On November 18 (6 PM), the Theatre School at DePaul University will host a staged reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT by Moises Kaufman and The Members of the Tectonic Theater Project, directed by Theatre School adjunct faculty member Carolyn Hoerdemann. The reading will be followed by a moderated question/answer session, and breakout discussions. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Events This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Featured Events: Friday, November 1 7pm • Kim Henderson • That Kind of Girl This collection ponders the ways girls and women find themselves defined. The author appears with Ann Cummings and her book Red Ant House. More» (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LARAMIE PROJECT TEN YEARS LATER Offers Needed Insight into Growing Problems
by Don Grigware - Oct 14, 2013

The Laramie Project Ten Years Later/by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber/produced by Jon Imparato/directed by Ken Sawyer/The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center,Davidson/Valentini Theatre/through November 16 (more...)

Photo Flash: Ford's Theatre Holds Vigil for Matthew Shepard and National Coming Out Day
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

The weekend of October 11, 2013, marks the 15th year since gay college student Matthew Shepard was abducted, tied to a fence, beaten and left to die by two assailants in Laramie, Wyoming. His murder claimed national and international attention and has become one of the most widely known anti-gay hate crimes in American history. Following Ford's Theatre's evening performance of the play The Laramie Project, the public was invited to participate in a candlelight vigil in memory of Matthew Shepard's life and in recognition of National Coming Out Day. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Tectonic Theater Project Kicks Off Online Forum THE LARAMIE PROJECT: REFLECTIONS; Deadline Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Tectonic Theater Project is proud to announce The Laramie Project: Reflections. Reflections is an online forum to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death. On the 11th anniversary, Tectonic honored Matthew by premiering The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later with simultaneous readings of the new play in all 50 states and eight different countries. Four years after that momentous night, Tectonic has once again decided to implement a community-based, multi-media art project to remember Matthew. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Announces Shutdown Update, New LARAMIE PROJECT Schedule; Sets Vigil for 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

Due to the government shutdown, Ford's Theatre Society (FTS) has relocated several performances of 'The Laramie Project' to First Congregational United Church of Christ (945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001) between October 9 and 15, 2013. The 2 p.m. October 13 performance of 'The Laramie Project' has been cancelled. Patrons who had purchased tickets to performances October 9 through 15 at Ford's Theatre will be contacted by their point of purchase to exchange into performances at the church. All remaining tickets for performances at the First Congregational United Church of Christ are $25. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ole Miss' LARAMIE PROJECT Cast Thanks BIG FISH for Support
by Stage Tube - Oct 07, 2013

Just last week, the cast of Big Fish on Broadway shared a supportive message for the cast of the Ole Miss production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, which made national news this week after a group of football players interrupted the show with homophobic slurs and 'borderline hate speech' on October 1st. Now the cast has responded to the support with a thank you to the cast of BIG FISH. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER Makes its L.A. Premiere a Memorable Theatrical Experience
by Shari Barrett - Oct 07, 2013

THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a play meant to be experienced, not just seen. And you will be fully immersed from the moment you walk inside this intimate theater-in-the-round staging. With the silhouettes of the audience seated across the room against the background of rolling hills, sky and prairie on the theater walls, you will feel as if you are right there in Laramie, literally pulled into the lives of every person represented onstage. (more...)

JTMF Actors Stage THE LARAMIE PROJECT Reading at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2013

Actors from the James Tolin Memorial Fund (JTMF) will present a riveting staged reading of 'The Laramie Project' at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre tonight, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Presented as part of JTMF's continuing Anti-Bullying/Anti-Suicide Campaign, this special event will benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's BIG FISH Shows Support for THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Ole Miss
by Stage Tube - Oct 05, 2013

The cast of Big Fish on Broadway shared a supportive message for the cast of the Ole Miss production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, which made national news this week after a group of football players interrupted the show with homophobic slurs and 'borderline hate speech' on October 1st. Watch the message below! (more...)

Tectonic Theater Project Kicks Off Online Forum THE LARAMIE PROJECT: REFLECTIONS; Deadline 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Tectonic Theater Project is proud to announce The Laramie Project: Reflections. Reflections is an online forum to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death. On the 11th anniversary, Tectonic honored Matthew by premiering The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later with simultaneous readings of the new play in all 50 states and eight different countries. Four years after that momentous night, Tectonic has once again decided to implement a community-based, multi-media art project to remember Matthew. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Presents Free LARAMIE PROJECT Shows at New Venue During Government Shutdown, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Due to the government shutdown, all Ford's Theatre Society (FTS) performances of The Laramie Project at Ford's Theatre National Historic Site through October 6 have been canceled. The Society has found an alternative space to present two free performances of the play The Laramie Project while the National Historic Site is closed during the government shutdown. Performances are today, Oct. 4, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001), only a block away from Ford's Theatre. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Free tickets will be distributed on site on a first-come basis. House will open for seating at 7 p.m. When Ford's Theatre is allowed to reopen, The Laramie Project will resume as scheduled. (more...)

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