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In the Spotlight Series: UPRISING OF LOVE
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld rings you photos of the participants in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Broadway's Star-Studded UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit with Sting, Jane Lynch, Stephen Schwartz & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the special event, catching up with performers including Sting, Lena Hall, Stephanie J. Block, and the evening's host, Jane Lynch! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from backtage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Sings for Global Equality - Inside UPRISING OF LOVE with Sting, LuPone, Porter & More!
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Country Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Our National Anthem
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Martin O'Malley and an extensive roster of celebrities and elected officials joined visitors from across the United States as they flocked to Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor and the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine last night to take part in the centerpiece events of the week-long Star-Spangled Spectacular. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Cast of WICKED and More Set for Tonight's UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) welcome an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality tonight, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

InDepth InterView: Bruce Cohen On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, PUSHING DAISIES: THE MUSICAL, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 15, 2014

Today we are talking to an Academy Award-winning producer all about his sensational career trajectory thus far as we look ahead to next week's LGBT awareness-raising charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, the talented Bruce Cohen. Discussing his friendship with noted composer and UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz, Cohen details what audiences can expect from the star-studded evening of information and entertainment, scripted by none other than Cohen's Oscar-winning MILK collaborator Dustin Lance Black. Furthermore, Cohen outlines how he first became involved with the UPRISING OF LOVE movement at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Additionally, Cohen shares his enthusiasm for the impressive slate of performers scheduled to take the stage of the Gershwin Theater, home of WICKED, for the one-night-only experience - including recording icon Sting, Broadway legend Patti LuPone, recent Tony Award winner Billy Porter, plus the casts of WICKED, I AM HARVEY MILK and more. Plus, Cohen also teases preliminary prospective plans to pursue a stage iteration of TV cult hit PUSHING DAISIES with creator Bryan Fuller, shares memories of working with Steven Spielberg on a number of projects, as well as reflects on producing last season's BIG FISH on Broadway, as well as comments on his Oscar-winning work on AMERICAN BEAUTY, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, upcoming projects and much more! (more...)

Stephanie J. Block to Perform with Cast of Broadway's WICKED at UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit; Lena Hall, Kathy Najimy & More to Present
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) have announced the full list of presenters set to join the all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on Monday, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Schwartz Talks 'UPRISING OF LOVE' Benefit
by Stage Tube - Sep 08, 2014

Click below to watch a special moment from 'In Focus' with Eden Lane's one-on-one with composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz during the PIPPIN National Tour launch in Denver. Schwartz discusses a special one-night-only event he is executive producing. 'Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality' will be hosted by Jane Lynch and features Sting, Patti LuPone, Celina Jaitly, Greg Louganis, Billy Porter, Chely Wright, and the casts of WICKED, ONCE, I AM HARVEY MILK, and more! (more...)

John Lithgow to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Live on PBS's 'Great Performances' Next Weekend; Kristin Chenoweth to Perform
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 13, on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

Jane Lynch to Host Star-Studded UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit at Gershwin Theatre; Casts of WICKED, ONCE & More Join Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) are proud to announce that Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (Glee) will host Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on Monday, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL's 27th Season Kicks Off Next Week
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” heads into its 27th season on September 1, 2014, kicking off a month filled with top-notch guests and great music. (more...)

Billy Porter, Laverne Cox and More Will Join Sting and Patti LuPone for UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit Concert at Gershwin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz have announced additional performers and presenters for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on Monday, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

John Lithgow to Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR, 9/13
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. (more...)

Breaking News: Sting and Patti LuPone to Headline UPRISING OF LOVE LGBT Benefit Concert at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

On Monday, September 15th, as the world converges upon New York City for the United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative, Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) will present Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

Fall PBS Specials Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, PORGY & BESS, SWEENEY TODD, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, CATS & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in September with 11 weekly programs featuring classic Broadway hits, music from around the country and a theater performance by award-winning actor Nathan Lane. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIXAR in Concert at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Jul 18, 2014

The San Francisco Symphony plays Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, A Bug's Life, WALL-E, Cars, Up, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc. and Brave through Sunday July 20 at the building with perfect acoustics, Davies Symphony Hall. Film clips accompany their counterparts, and even the few Pixar films that disappointed find new life and movement when highlighted with their scores. Two hours of Pixar music is pure magic. (more...)

ABC Announces Return of STAND UP TO CANCER, 9/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will return to primetime television on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 (more...)

Star-Studded STAND UP TO CANCER Broadcast Set for 9/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will return to primetime television on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 8 pm ET & PT / 7 pm CT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Arielle Jacobs Brings BACK TO FREE to The Triad!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 01, 2014

'Arielle Jacobs: Back to Free' just played last night, June 30, at Stage 72: The Triad. In her debut solo cabaret, Arielle Jacobs, star of Broadway's IN THE HEIGHTS and Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, went on a personal journey into the exploration of Freedom; wanting it, fighting it, and questioning what it is - through the music of inspiring female artists such as Sara Bareilles, Joni Mitchell, Linda Rondstadt, Ella Fitzgerald, Melissa Etheridge, India Arie and more. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert below! (more...)

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