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GayCo Announces its 20th Anniversary Show at Second CityGayCo Announces its 20th Anniversary Show at Second City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

When they began, they couldn't get married, serve openly in the military, adopt, or have federally recognized unions thanks to the brand new Defense of Marriage Act. Matthew Shepard was still alive. AIDs was still a serious threat. Ellen was in the closet and Will & Grace was two years away. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Titles for PlayFest 2016Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Titles for PlayFest 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust from November 3 - 6, 2016. This year's four-day event titled PlayFest: After Pulse will feature six new plays that explore issues surrounding the Pulse tragedy. (more...)

CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPHARD A Major New Work To Be Released September 9CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPHARD A Major New Work To Be Released September 9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

On September 9, 2016, Harmonia Mundi will release 'Considering Matthew Shepard,' composed and conducted by Grammy-winner Craig Hella Johnson, Founder and Artistic Director of Conspirare, Austin's acclaimed world-class professional choir. (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble Announces Details for Upcoming SeasonVocal Arts Ensemble Announces Details for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, announces the details of its 37th season, the fourth under Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson. (more...)

BWW Review:  STRUCK at NJ Rep is Engaging and IntriguingBWW Review: STRUCK at NJ Rep is Engaging and Intriguing
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 4, 2016

See 'STRUCK' at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch through July 31st. This intriguing show is written by Sandy Rustin, directed by Don Stephenson and features a stellar cast. (more...)

Marco Calvani's MASPETH Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity TomorrowMarco Calvani's MASPETH Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity helps close out Gay Pride Month with a reading of Marco Calvani's drama Maspeth, presented on Thursday, June 30 at 8pm at the Paradise Factory, located at 64 East 4th Street. The reading is directed by Shira-Lee Shalit, with a cast that includes Christina Toth, Evgeniya Radilova and Alexander Hodge. Joe Dolce, former editor in chief of Details and Star magazines and journalist for many of the world's leading publications, including The New York Times, is hosting a Talk Back session after the production. (more...)

Randi Driscoll to Lead Starry REINVENTION Benefit for The Seeing PlaceRandi Driscoll to Lead Starry REINVENTION Benefit for The Seeing Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Singer/Songwriter sensation Randi Driscoll calls together friends from Broadway to benefit up-and-coming actor-driven ensemble, The Seeing Place. The show, 'Reinvention' touches on the immense challenge put before us when life throws us struggles we're not sure we have the strength to face. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NJ Rep's STRUCKPhoto Flash: First Look at NJ Rep's STRUCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The World Premiere of STRUCK by Sandy Rustin is just around the corner. Previews begin next Thursday at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Orlando Theatre Community Blocks Westboro Protesters with Angel WingsSTAGE TUBE: Orlando Theatre Community Blocks Westboro Protesters with Angel Wings
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2016

When the infamous Westboro Baptist Church showed up to protest the funerals of the victims of this month's shooting at the gay bar Pulse in Orlando, the local theatre community rallied. Partnering with Angel Action Wings, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and other volunteers wore linen wings to block Westboro's homophobic picketers from view while singing 'Amazing Grace.' Click below for a look at the counter-protest! (more...)

Malcontent Theatre Company to Stage Benefit Performance of THE LARAMIE PROJECT This FridayMalcontent Theatre Company to Stage Benefit Performance of THE LARAMIE PROJECT This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Malcontent Theatre Company is producing The Laramie Project, funded entirely by donations, with all proceeds supporting the victims of the Orlando shootings.  The show will be held on June 24th at 8:00 pm in the studio theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.  There will be a reception with the cast at 7:00 in the lobby.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/14/2016 - 6/21/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 6/14/2016 - 6/21/2016
by - Jun 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/14/2016 - 6/21/2016. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Builds 'Angel Wings' To Guard Pulse Funerals From Westboro Baptist ChurchOrlando Shakespeare Theater Builds 'Angel Wings' To Guard Pulse Funerals From Westboro Baptist Church
by Michael Dale - Jun 16, 2016

The strategy to block mourners from having to see hate speech signs was used at the trials for the killers of Matthew Shepard. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Playwright Sandy Rustin and STRUCK at NJ RepBWW Interview: Playwright Sandy Rustin and STRUCK at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 14, 2016

Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview playwright, Sandy Rustin about her career and the World Premiere of 'STRUCK' that will be on stage at New Jersey Repertory Company from June 30th to July 31st. (more...)

NJ Rep Announces Cast of STRUCKNJ Rep Announces Cast of STRUCK
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the cast of the World Premiere, STRUCK by Sandy Rustin. (more...)

CAMP Rehoboth and Clear Space Theatre Company Team Up for THE LARAMIE PROJECTCAMP Rehoboth and Clear Space Theatre Company Team Up for THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Rehoboth's own Clear Space Theatre Company and CAMP Rehoboth are collaborating to present a reader's theatre production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT as a fundraiser for both organizations.  THE LARAMIE PROJECT tells the heartbreaking, but true, story of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student who became the fatal victim of a heinous hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998. After being kidnapped and severely beaten, Shepard was tied to a fence in the middle of a prairie and left for dead. Not discovered until the next day, he died several days later as a result of his injuries.  (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to Perform at The Eccles Center, 2/13San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to Perform at The Eccles Center, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Community. Activism. Compassion. Since 1978, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) has brought harmony - and endearing playfulness - to its audiences while launching the international LGBT choral movement as the world's first openly gay chorus. Blending poignancy, humor and signature SFGMC flair, the Chorus' 50-member touring ensemble will deliver warm, rich tones and show-stopping production numbers to The Eccles Center on February 13. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey, Jenni Barber & More Set for Lexington Theatre Company's 'Concert With The Stars'Kyle Dean Massey, Jenni Barber & More Set for Lexington Theatre Company's 'Concert With The Stars'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Lexington Theatre Company is in final preparations for its second 'Concert With The Stars,' January 16, 2016, at 8:00pm at The Lexington Opera House. This year's line-up of stars includes Jenni Barber (Wicked, Annie, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Stephen R. Buntrock (A Little Night Music, Oklahoma, Beauty & The Beast), Erin Dilly (A Christmas Story, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Tony nominee for Chittty Chitty Bang Bang) and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked, ABC's 'Nashville'), alongside collegiate and local talent - illustrating the mission of this new professional theatre company in Lexington, Kentucky. 'Concert With the Stars' is sponsored by KentuckyOne Health. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Sacramento (more...)

Full Cast Set for Midtown Direct Rep's Staged Reading of 'WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT' at SOPAC, 11/15Full Cast Set for Midtown Direct Rep's Staged Reading of 'WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT' at SOPAC, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT ~ A TRANSATLANTIC FARCE, written by John Walch, with songs by Rachel Peters. (more...)

Midtown Direct Rep to Present WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT!Midtown Direct Rep to Present WHAT GOD HATH WROUGHT!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of What God Hath Wrought! ~ A Transatlantic Farce, written by John Walch, with songs by Rachel Peters. (more...)

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