Monica Simoes News

Photo Flash: Broadway Workshop Brings XANADU Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Broadway Workshop, New York's top youth theatre program brought the Broadway musical XANADU, back to New York this past weekend. Broadway Workshop's production marked the first NYC staging of Xanadu since the 2007 Broadway production. Performances took place The Baruch Performing Arts Center and ran May 17th through May 19th. Scroll down for photos of the cast in action! (more...)

Ben Stiller to Direct Robert Downey Jr. in PINOCCHIO?
by Movies News Desk - May 03, 2013

Movieweb.com reports that Ben Stiller is currently in talks to helm Warner Bros upcoming live-action reboot of the children's classic PINOCCIO. Robert Downey Jr. is set to take on the role of 'Geppetto', while at the same time serve as producer along with his wife Susan Downey. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cambodian Shadow Puppet Troupe Wat Bo Visits SPIDER-MAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

The master puppeteers, dancers, and musicians of Cambodia's premiere Shadow Puppet Troupe, Wat Bo-in New York City as part of the citywide Season of Cambodia festival-visited Broadway's SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Darkthis weekend in between performances of their performances of Sor Neakabas (The Magical Arrowhead Dragon) at Brookfield Place, Winter Garden. In honor of the troupe's visit, the Cambodian Flag was waved by the company ofSPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark during curtain call, and members of the Shadow Puppet Troupe met with SPIDER-MAN star Reeve Carney backstage for an exclusive meet-and-greet. (more...)

Danielle Skraastad, Susannah Flood and More Join Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS 2013; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Complete casting is set for SUMMERWORKS 2013 - the annual season of new plays presented by the four-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb -- it has been announced by Maria Striar, Clubbed Thumb's Producing Artistic Director. SUMMERWORKS 2013 will be presented May 24 to June 29 at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Will Smith to Join Kristen Stewart in Warner Bros. FOCUS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Variety reports that Will Smith is in final discussions to star in Warner Bros upcoming film FOCUS. The actor will join Kristen Stewart in the 'con artist' picture. According to the report, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were the original leads up for the parts. (more...)

Frank Langella to Portray Cleveland Browns Owner in DRAFT DAY
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

According to Deadline, Langella has officially signed on to co-star in Summit/Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment's upcoming film DRAFT DAY. The actor will portray the fictionaliazed owner of the Cleveland Browns, 'Harvey Molina.' (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 22-28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: NEWSIES celebrates one year, Lilla turns 12, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka takes over 54 Below, and so much more! (more...)

Photo Flash: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY will soon release the Original Cast Recording of Kinky Boots, produced by Cyndi Lauper, William Wittman and Stephen Oremus. Visit MasterworksBroadway.com for more information as it develops. The cast was just in the recording studio and you can check out photos from the recording session below! (more...)

Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones Among Line-Up for Vegas POWER OF LOVE GALA
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Keep Memory Alive's 17th annual Power of Love Gala continues to grow with an extended list of entertainment icons and celebrities attending and performing at the 80th birthday celebration for Quincy Jonesand Sir Michael Caine in Las Vegas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Backstage with the BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Kitties!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

What would the iconic Holly Golightly be however, without her trusty, feline friend? Check out photos of the BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S cats backsatge below. Plus, check out a hoard of Holly Golightlys outside of the theatre! (more...)

Photo Flash: SPIDER-MAN's Green Goblin Celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

Yesterday SPIDER-MAN's Green Goblin, played by Robert Cuccioli, went to Times Square to celebrate with some St. Patrick's Day revelers. Check out photos from his aventures below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jeffrey Finn Receives Whitehead Award!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2013

Jeffrey Finn, Tony Award nominated Broadway producer, was just presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's Restaurant yesterday, March 6. Check out photos from the ceremony below! (more...)

Dansen, Moss to Star in Indie Film THE ONE I LOVE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 06, 2013

Deadline reports that Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass and Ted Danson have signed on to star in Charlie McDowell's upcoming indie film THE ONE I LOVE. The film, penned by Justin Lader, will mark the McDowell's directorial debut. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Heading to SMASH's 'Tony Awards' Episode
by TV News Desk - Mar 05, 2013

Rosie O'Donnell has revealed on Twitter that she will be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming 'Tony Awards' episode of NBC's SMASH. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dramatists Guild Fund Awards Linda Lavin and Lynn Nottage the Madge Evans-Sidney Kingsley Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

The Dramatists Guild Fund presented their Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award to actress Linda Lavin and playwright Lynn Nottage this past Monday evening. The awards were presented by Dramatists Guild Fund Board Member Terrence McNally at an intimate salon with award-winning composer Charles Strouse. BroadwayWorld has a photo of the honorees below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SPIDER-MAN Cast Welcomes Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha was hosted by the USO on February 17th at SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark on Broadway. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on February 11th, 2013 by President Barack Obama. Romesha was recognized during the curtain call and afterwards was greeted back stage by the cast, and you can check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Kelsey Grammer Hosts 65th DGA Awards Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Feb 02, 2013

Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford and 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner Chair Michael Stevens previously announced that director/actor/producer Kelsey Grammer will host the 65th Annual DGA Awards tonight, February 2, 2013 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. (more...)

Billy Porter Performs from KINKY BOOTS at Human Rights Campaign Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 02, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - will host its annual Greater New York Gala dinner tonight February 2, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria. This year's event comes on the heels of historic electoral wins for marriage equality across the country. (more...)

Billy Porter to Perform from KINKY BOOTS at Human Rights Campaign Gala, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - will host its annual Greater New York Gala dinner on February 2, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria. This year's event comes on the heels of historic electoral wins for marriage equality across the country. (more...)

Andy Sandberg Directs New Musical BEYOND THE MUSIC, Jan 28 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Andy Sandberg will direct a new musical, BEYOND THE MUSIC, today, January 28th and the 29th, with music and lyrics by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz and book by Sandberg. (more...)

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