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Brandy Burre Joins Cast of CT Rep's THE LARAMIE PROJECTBrandy Burre Joins Cast of CT Rep's THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced that Brandy Burre, of HBO's The Wire and the critically acclaimed documentary film Actress, and Josh Aaron McCabe of Shakespeare & Company will lead the ensemble cast. Helmed by CRT Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal, The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theatre Project details the reaction in the community of Laramie, Wyoming following the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard. Performances of The Laramie Project begin on October 8 and continue through October 18, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Nafe Katter Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

Shakespeare, Austen & More on Tap for CT Rep's 2015-16 SeasonShakespeare, Austen & More on Tap for CT Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre under the leadership of Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal and Managing Director Matthew J. Pugliese announced the 2015-16 Season. The season features works that have been adapted from another medium. These stories range from contemporary classics, musical comedy and original premieres. Subscriptions are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling 860-486-2113. Single tickets go on sale on August 1. (more...)

Photo Exclusive! Mathew Shepard, Karen Ziemba, Darien Crago and Nicolas Dromard at Opening Night of 42ND STREETPhoto Exclusive! Mathew Shepard, Karen Ziemba, Darien Crago and Nicolas Dromard at Opening Night of 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company opened its inaugural production of42ndStreeton Thursday, July 23.Tony Award-Winner Karen Ziemba, plays Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors.42nd Streetis presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23-26 at the Lexington Opera House. Check out an exclusive shot from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Nicolas Dromard and More in 42ND STREET at Lexington TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Nicolas Dromard and More in 42ND STREET at Lexington Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company presents its inaugural production of 42nd Street. Tony Award WinnerKaren Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors. 42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23, through July 26 at the Lexington Opera House. Check out a first lookbelow! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Karen Ziemba, Nicolas Dromard and More in Rehearsals of 42ND STREET at Lexington TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Karen Ziemba, Nicolas Dromard and More in Rehearsals of 42ND STREET at Lexington Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company presents its inaugural production of 42nd Street. Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors. 42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23, through July 26 at the Lexington Opera House. Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Talks Marriage Equality; Sings 'All By Myself' at Logo AwardsVIDEO: Tituss Burgess Talks Marriage Equality; Sings 'All By Myself' at Logo Awards
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Tituss Burgess introduced a performance of Adam Lambert and sang a bit of 'All By Myself' at the Logo Trailblazer Honors. He also gave a nod to the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next MonthTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that casting is complete for its inaugural production of 42nd Street.Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors.42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23-26 at the Lexington Opera House. (more...)

Billy Porter, Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert & More Set for Logo's LGBT Pride Televised EventBilly Porter, Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert & More Set for Logo's LGBT Pride Televised Event
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

As part of LGBT Pride month, Logo today announced honorees for the 2015 "Trailblazer Honors," which celebrate LGBT pioneers at the forefront of the march to equality and premiere Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Receive Industry Reading Next WeekA LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Receive Industry Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The award-winning musical, A Letter toHarvey Milk, based on the short story "A Letter to Harvey Milk" by Leslea Newman, will enjoy an invite-only industry reading in New York City on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Times Square's Playroom Theatre. A Letter toHarvey Milk, has a book byJerry James, Cheryl Stern and Laura I. Kramer, lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz with additional lyrics by Cheryl Stern, and music by Laura I. Kramer, it has been musical directed, arranged and orchestrated byNed Paul Ginsburg,and the reading will be directed byEvan Pappas (Performer: Parade, My Favorite Year). (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Theatreworks' THE LARAMIE PROJECT Reminds Us of Who We AreBWW Reviews: Theatreworks' THE LARAMIE PROJECT Reminds Us of Who We Are
by Joseph Baker - Jun 7, 2015

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United Airlines Shows Pride by Speaking Out on Marriage EqualityUnited Airlines Shows Pride by Speaking Out on Marriage Equality
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

United (NYSE: UAL)and its employees will commemorate LGBT Pride Month this June by marching in parades, sponsoring events and hosting celebrations at destinations across the airline's global route network. But more than the festivities, the company is marking this historic Pride Month one in which the U.S. Supreme Court may rule on the issue of same-sex marriage by reaffirming its support for marriage equality. (more...)

VIDEO: Hosts Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Preview the 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS!VIDEO: Hosts Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Preview the 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

Below, Tony Award winners and this year's hosts of the ceremony, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming preview Broadway's biggest night! (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to Present ELTON: THE SING-ALONG, 6/27San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to Present ELTON: THE SING-ALONG, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Today, in celebration of San Francisco Pride, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) announced the program for the final concert of the 2014/15 season, Elton: The Sing-Along on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. at Nourse Theater (275 Hayes Street, San Francisco). Guest artist Breanna Sinclaire?, the first transgender singer to earn the Master of Vocal Performance degree from the prestigious San Francisco Conservatory of Music, joins the Chorus for Elton: The Sing-Along. (more...)

Emmy Winner Jim Parsons Confirms He Turned Down Hosting the 2015 Tony AwardsEmmy Winner Jim Parsons Confirms He Turned Down Hosting the 2015 Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

It turns out Jim Parsons, whose name wasinitially thrown around as a potential host of this year's Tony Awards, was approached for the position, after all. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tony Hosts Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth (in Spirit) Share a Special MessageSTAGE TUBE: Tony Hosts Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth (in Spirit) Share a Special Message
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2015

Just after the official announcement that he and fellow Tony winnerKristin Chenoweth would be hosting the 2015 TONY AWARDS, Alan Cumming posted a special video message on Twitter. Check it out below! (more...)

CONFIRMED: Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth Will Host the 2015 Tony Awards!CONFIRMED: Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth Will Host the 2015 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Later this morning, Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker will announce the 2015 Tony Award Nominations LIVE from the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe in New York City, but another question still remains...who will host the ceremony in June? According to today's New York Post, the Tonys have tapped stage and screen stars Kristin Chenoweth (currently starring On the Twentieth Century) and Alan Cumming for the job. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Perform at Bucks County Playhouse's GALAVANT IN THE GARDEN Next MonthAlan Cumming to Perform at Bucks County Playhouse's GALAVANT IN THE GARDEN Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) announces 'Galavant In The Garden,' a spring garden party benefiting the theater on May 9, featuring a special preview performance of Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming's new one-man show at Dark Hollow Farm, a private Bucks County gentleman's estate. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and PIPPIN Headed to Kensington Arts Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonJESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and PIPPIN Headed to Kensington Arts Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Kensington Arts Theatre Artistic Director Craig Pettinati is pleased to announce the DC-Metro theatre has decided to venture into uncharted territory, with the expansion of offerings to now include both musicals and plays. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Theater Group Presents Bill Bowers in BEYOND WORDS An Incredible PerformanceBWW Reviews: American Theater Group Presents Bill Bowers in BEYOND WORDS An Incredible Performance
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 14, 2015

American Theater Group presents Bill Bowers in his one-man show, 'Beyond Words' though Sunday, April 19th. See this entertaining and important piece of theater, wonderfully performed. (more...)

Inaugural Diversity Honors Gala to Spotlight South Florida on the International Stage of LGBT Rights and Activism in Honor of Harvey Milk on May 9Inaugural Diversity Honors Gala to Spotlight South Florida on the International Stage of LGBT Rights and Activism in Honor of Harvey Milk on May 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The inaugural Diversity Honors, co-presented by the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, will be hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. This milestone event will recognize national honoree Judy Shepard, founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, plus several South Florida leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community. Special host presenter will be Stuart Milk, co-founder and president of the Harvey Milk Foundation. (more...)

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