Monica Simoes News

Tony Winner Swoosie Kurtz to Release Memoir 'PART SWAN, PART GOOSE', 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

With a name like Swoosie, she was destined to lead an interesting life. In PART SWAN, PART GOOSE: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family (Perigee Hardcover; April 29, 2014; $25), award-winning actress Swoosie Kurtz gives a guided tour of her journey from Nebraska to the theater stages of Broadway and the television and movie screens of Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rory O'Malley Brings Autobiographical Show PUB CRAWL to Joe's Pub!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Tony Award nominee Rory O'Malley (THE BOOK OF MORMON) just debuted the world premiere of his autobiographical show, PUB CRAWL, at Joe's Pub on March 10, 2014. PUB CRAWL is Rory's coming of age story that tells the tale of being raised in an Irish pub on the west side of Cleveland by his single mom and all of the bar's eclectic patrons. Using classic Irish pub songs from The Wolftones, U2, Van Morrison and more, the evening will feature music direction by Tony and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Oremus. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters & Tovah Feldshuh Visit Tyne Daly at MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Last night Bernadette Peters and Tovah Feldshuh attended Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons on Broadway, and while they were there, they went backstage to greet fellow leading lady Tyne Daly as well as the rest of the cast following the performance. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

Joseph Marcell to Lead Shakespeare's Globe's KING LEAR at NYU Skirball Center, 9/30-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present the world renowned Shakespeare's Globe production of KING LEAR from Tuesday September 30 through Sunday October 12 with Joseph Marcell in the title role. (more...)

Will Smith in Talks to Star in Julius Onah's BRILLIANCE
by Movies News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Will Smith is in negotiations to star in Legendary's adaptation of Marcus Sakey's novel BRILLIANCE. Julius Onah is set to direct from a script by David Koepp. (more...)

Photo Flash: Danish String Quartet Gives Pop-Up Performance at Manderley Bar
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Last night the Danish String Quartet, the hottest young classical music group, were welcomed to New York in preparation for their upcoming Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center concerts this Sunday at Alice Tully Hall and Monday at the Rose Studio, the Danish String Quartet enjoyed a night on the town. They began the evening by attending Broadway's After Midnight, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars. Following the performance, they went backstage to congratulate the orchestra on their performance before heading to the McKittrick Hotel. They got to experience the end of Sleep No More before their pop-up performance at the Manderley Bar, where they played a brief 15-minute set of Beethoven quartets and Scandinavian folk songs. BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at their performance below! (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Guest Star on THE BLACKLIST
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

TVLine reports that Oscar-winner stage and screen star Dianne Wiest is set to guest star on NBC's THE BLACKLIST in Episode 15, called “The Judge”. She will play the head of Amnesty United, an organization against the death penalty. (more...)

BWW Interview: Triple Threat Icon Chita Rivera Talks Her Show at Valley Performing Arts Center and the Joys of Her Career
by Don Grigware - Jan 15, 2014

Triple threat Broadway legend Chita Rivera will bring her iconic class and showmanship to the Valley Performing Arts Center January 25 for one performance only at 8 pm. In our chat she tells us a little bit about the new show and talks in great detail about the joys of her career. (more...)

Photo Flash: Billy Porter, Tommy Tune & More Dine at Joe Allen for SAVE THE CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

On Sunday, December 8, Joe Allen, owner of Joe Allen Restaurant, Orso Restaurant, and Bar Centrale (W. 46th Street, NYC) donated 50% of the entire day's proceeds from all three restaurants to Save the Children for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan Children's Relief Fund to benefit children affected by the super typhoon in the Philippines. The three restaurants total raised $10,000 to donate, and then a charitable regular at Bar Centrale matched their total. The grand total to be donated to Save the Children for their typhoon relief is $12,500. (more...)

Rachael Harris, Rob Huebel & Finesse Mitchell Board BARELY LETHAL
by Movies News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, comedians Rob Huebel (CHILDREN's HOSPITAL), Rachael Harris (NEW GIRL, THE HANGOVER), and Finesse Mitchell (SATURDAy NIGHT LIVE) have boarded the teenage assassin flick also starring Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jessica Alba. Kyle Newman will direct the film, featuring a script by John D'Arco, will be produced by Brett Ratner, RKO and Hopscotch Features (more...)

Heather Headley to Join Andrea Bocelli for Barclays Center Performance, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Andrea Bocelli who will be performing at Barclays Center on Dec 11, has a strong lineup of artists that will be accompanying him on stage in addition to a new album which dropped on Oct. 22. The Italian tenor is the most successful classical solo artist ever and one of the best-selling artists in music history with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide. (more...)

Photo Flash: SPIDER-MAN's Justin Matthew Sargent, Rebecca Faulkenberry and Christina DeCicco Perform at JFK Airport
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

On Friday, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark's Justin Matthew Sargent, Rebecca Faulkenberry and Christina DeCicco visited the American Airlines Terminal 8 at JFK Airport to perform "Rise Above," "If The World Should End," and "Boy Falls From The Sky." Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Team Launches Season 3!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

'Submissions Only,' the popular web series which aired its second season on to much acclaim, and major growth, will soon launch its highly anticipated third season. Season Three is 'coming soon,' and will be comprised of eight episodes. The star-studded season will boast such guest stars as Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Will Swenson, Malcolm Getz, Joanna Gleason, and many more. Series regulars for Season Three will includeKate Wetherhead, Colin Hanlon, Donna Vivino, Santino Fontana, Stephen Bienskie, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Max von Essen, and Marilyn Sokol. Last night, the team celebrated the launch of the new season and you can check out photos from insde the party below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Dakota Meyer Visits SPIDER-MAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

This past Saturday evening, the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient (Sergeant Dakota Meyer) attended SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark. Bob Cuccioli, who plays Green Goblin, gave the following curtain call speech: (more...)

Annie Golden, Kate Pfaffl & More Set for WRITER'S BLOCK with Joe Iconis at 54 Below Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

On Wednesday, September 25th at 11:30 pm, WRITER'S BLOCK is back at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street). Hosted by Joe Iconis (The Black Suits at Center Theatre Group, Joe Iconis and Family at 54 Below), WRITERS BLOCK features fresh, new work by some of the New York's most talented up-and-coming songwriters of contemporary musical theatre and beyond. The September 25th event features new work by Broadway veteran Annie Golden (Hair, Assassins, Orange is the New Black), Mighty Kate (Kate Pfaffl from War Horse - Broadway), Eli Bolin (Volleygirls, Sesame Street, Found), and more. Want to perform your own original work at 54 Below? Join us on Wednesday for the chance to sign up for one of the open-mic slots! (more...)

Steven Pasquale to Guest on USA's WHITE COLLAR
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

EW reports exclusively today that Broadway fav Stephen Pasquale will guest star on the hit USA Network drama WHITE COLLAR. The series will premiere its fifth season on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. ET . (more...)

A.J. Shively, Meghann Fahy & More Set for (not just) 3 New Plays at Tom Noonan's Paradise Factory, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2013

Three New Playwrights announced casting for killers by Kevin Armento, Shoot the Freak by Jaclyn Backhaus, and Eudaemonia by Jerry Lieblich, as part of (not just) 3 New Plays, a month-long pop-up event hosted by Tom Noonan's Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, between Bowery & Second Avenue) September 8 - 29, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Medal of Honor Winner Ty Carter Attends SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Last night, August 29, the latest Medal of Honor recipient, Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, attended Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. This past Monday, Carter was honored by President Obama this past Monday for rescuing a fellow soldier in Afghanistan. At the end of the performance, Bob Cuccioli (Green Goblin) gave a curtain call speech honoring Carter, and then welcomed him back stage for a meet and greet with cast members Rebecca Faulkenberry and Reeve Carney. Check out a look back at the Carter's appearance below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mary-Mitchell Campbell on ASTEP - A BIG FISH in Broadway's Charity Works Pond
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 22, 2013

The noted musical director, currently taking on BIG FISH, also takes on the issues of children, poverty, and education with her arts organization, ASTEP (more...)

Molly Pope, Jeff Hiller & More Set for THE MEETING* at 54 Below, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Fresh from the success of Night of a Thousand Judys, The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the acclaimed comedy/variety show hailed as 'rambunctious, uproarious and unpredictable' by The Wall Street Journal, 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice - has moved to 54 BELOW for a six month run. The next show will be on Wednesday, August 28 at 9:30 PM. Known for its signature blend of outrageous comedy, politics, culture and everything in between, The Meeting* moves uptown after four seasons of packed houses in the West Village. Justin Sayre and The Meeting* were named one of the Top 10 nightclub shows of 2011 by Time Out New York, received the 2012 Bistro Award for 'Comedy Artistry' and a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance. (more...)

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