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Carol Lawrence to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Awards LuncheonCarol Lawrence to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Actress/Singer/Dancer Carol Lawrence has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. Miss Lawrence will be honored on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed choreographers Alan Johnson, Miriam Nelson and Walter Painter will receive special PDS Choreography Awards, for their extraordinary contribution to dance. (more...)

Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' on February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensemble for 10th Annual THE BIG BROADCAST, 3/13Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensemble for 10th Annual THE BIG BROADCAST, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes the Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensembles 10th annual The Big Broadcast! hosted by WWLP-TV personality Brian Lapis on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7pm at The Colonial Theatre. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Steve Kazee and More Set for 'SPARKLE' Holiday Benefit at Rockwell TonightLaura Bell Bundy, Steve Kazee and More Set for 'SPARKLE' Holiday Benefit at Rockwell Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of year because Scott Nevins (one of the breakout stars of Bravo's new hit show The People's Couch) brings his star-studded Holiday benefit SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert back to Los Angeles tonight, December 11that 7:30pm to Rockwell: Table & Stage where it will once again benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). (more...)

Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, Now thru 12/21Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Starring San Francisco's four top drag luminaries, Victoria Theatre presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES. The formula is reasonably straightforward. Take 4 talented drag performers, cast them in two classic Xmas episodes of the ground-breaking and uproarious TV show: THE GOLDEN GIRLS, and joviality will ensue. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC Warms Audiences at Dearborn Players GuildBWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC Warms Audiences at Dearborn Players Guild
by Anton Anderssen - Nov 30, 2014

The Players Guild is performing an updated version of South Pacific, and it remains as great as the first time I saw it. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Steve Kazee and More Set for 'SPARKLE' Holiday Benefit at Rockwell Next MonthLaura Bell Bundy, Steve Kazee and More Set for 'SPARKLE' Holiday Benefit at Rockwell Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of year because Scott Nevins (one of the breakout stars of Bravo's new hit show The People's Couch) brings his star-studded Holiday benefit SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert back to Los Angeles on Thursday, December 11that 7:30pm to Rockwell: Table & Stage where it will once again benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org)! (more...)

Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, 12/04-21Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, 12/04-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

Starring San Francisco's four top drag luminaries, Victoria Theatre presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES. The formula is reasonably straightforward. Take 4 talented drag performers, cast them in two classic Xmas episodes of the ground-breaking and uproarious TV show: THE GOLDEN GIRLS, and joviality will ensue. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

2Y announces casting for Lyrics & Lyricists 2015, the 45th season of the acclaimed American Songbook series. Cady Huffman, Liz Callaway, Kate Baldwin, Peter Cincotti and Jason Danieley are among the performers interpreting the works of Stephen Sondheim; Irving Berlin; Sheldon Harnick; and such songwriters as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein, who so eloquently illuminated New York City's essence in song. Mitzi Gaynor makes a special guest appearance for the show on Hollywood's Leading Ladies - only the fourth time the legendary entertainer has performed in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of SOUTH PACIFIC at Westchester Broadway TheatrePhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of SOUTH PACIFIC at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 3, 2014

Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning South Pacific is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. The musical is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories against the dangers of prejudice and war and the importance of valuing diversity. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949. Playing at Westchester Broadway Theatre through January 25, 2015, you can check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

WBT's SOUTH PACIFIC Donates Opening Night Sales to Hudson Valley Honor FlightWBT's SOUTH PACIFIC Donates Opening Night Sales to Hudson Valley Honor Flight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Westchester Broadway Theatre will be donating a portion of all ticket sales for the opening night of SOUTH PACIFIC to sponsor the upcoming October 18th flight from Westchester with the second flight following in April of 2015. (more...)

WBT's SOUTH PACIFIC to Donate Opening Night Sales to Hudson Valley Honor FlightWBT's SOUTH PACIFIC to Donate Opening Night Sales to Hudson Valley Honor Flight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Westchester Broadway Theatre will be donating a portion of all ticket sales for the opening night of SOUTH PACIFIC to sponsor the upcoming October 18th flight from Westchester with the second flight following in April of 2015. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SOUTH PACIFICWestchester Broadway Theatre Presents SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents South Pacific September 25-November 30, and December 31-January 25. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Costume Designer Katherine Snider Talks PETE N' KEELYBWW Interviews: Costume Designer Katherine Snider Talks PETE N' KEELY
by Katricia Lang - Aug 25, 2014

I got the chance to talk to Costume Designer Katherine Snider, the woman who helped put the glitz in Stages Repertory Theatre's glitzy and fun production of PETE N' KEELY. (more...)

SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS Opens TodaySM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the 10th Anniversary production Jerry Mayer's 2 ACROSS opening tonight, August 23, 2014. Can A Crossword Puzzle Change Your Life? A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay. A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. By the time they reach East Bay their lives have changed. Over 40 Million people in the U.S. do crossword puzzles every day. Most never finish them; a driven few would rather die than give up. 2 ACROSS has one of each, and the sparks that fly will have you laughing till you drop. (more...)

SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS to Open 8/23SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS to Open 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the 10th Anniversary production Jerry Mayer's 2 ACROSS Opening August 23, 2014. Can A Crossword Puzzle Change Your Life? A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay. A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. By the time they reach East Bay their lives have changed. Over 40 Million people in the U.S. do crossword puzzles every day. Most never finish them; a driven few would rather die than give up. 2 ACROSS has one of each, and the sparks that fly will have you laughing till you drop. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of 30th Anniversary of S.T.A.G.E. - Betty Buckley, Helen Reddy, Jason Gould, Shirley Jones & More!BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of 30th Anniversary of S.T.A.G.E. - Betty Buckley, Helen Reddy, Jason Gould, Shirley Jones & More!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - May 27, 2014

Over two dozen stars of film, stage and television were given a standing ovation by a sold out crowd for the 30th Anniversary of S.T.A.G.E. at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA Saturday, May 10, 2014. And, on hand to get up close and personal with the stars, were BWW TV's longtime Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling with Videographer/Co-Producer, Jordan Santacana. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Feature: Nearly $275 Thousand Dollars Raised by APLA at last S.T.A.G.E. BenefitBWW Feature: Nearly $275 Thousand Dollars Raised by APLA at last S.T.A.G.E. Benefit
by Don Grigware - May 21, 2014

The 30th Anniversary production, which featured an Emmy®, Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning cast, remains the world's longest-running annual benefit for HIV/AIDS funding (more...)

The Mountain Play Association to Present 101st Season with SOUTH PACIFIC, 5/18-6/15The Mountain Play Association to Present 101st Season with SOUTH PACIFIC, 5/18-6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The Mountain Play - 'A Great Outdoor Theatre Adventure' and the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, is proud to present the Tony Award-winning musical South Pacific directed by Linda Dunn for its 101st season in 2014. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre to Honor Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White BalletNevada Ballet Theatre to Honor Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announced today that it will honor dancer, choreographer, actress, producer, director and author Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White Ball. The recipient of numerous awards, including a Tony Award, Golden Globe and three Emmy Awards among others, Allen's many contributions to the performing arts and entertainment industry will be celebrated on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at ARIA Resort & Casino, CityCenter. (more...)

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