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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 23-29
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 29, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include Milly and Abigail Shapiro at 54 Below, the red carpet at the Emmy Awards, NEWSIES final curtain call, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Stars Greet Fans at Schoenfeld Theatre Stage Door!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 29, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally, began preview performances last night at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. As previously announced, Academy Award® winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony® Award winner Matthew Broderick, Emmy® and Tony® Award winner Stockard Channing, international film sensation Rupert Grint, Tony® Award winner Nathan Lane, Emmy® Award winner Megan Mullally, and newcomer Micah Stock star in It's Only a Play. 3-time Tony® Award winner Jack O'Brien directs. The cast greeted fans outside of the stage door and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the excitement. Check out photos below! (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Begins Previews Tonight; Student Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Broadway's backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway'sGerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning tonight, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. (more...)

BWW Profile: Kathy Bates Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Scott Fullerton - Aug 24, 2014

Kathy Bates is a celebrated Stage, Screen, and Television actress, known for her bold and intense portrayals, with signature roles in such movie roles in MISERY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and PRIMARY COLORS; stage roles in 'NIGHT MOTHER, COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME JIMMY DEAN JIMMY DEAN, and FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE; and television roles in SIX FEET UNDER, HARRY'S LAW, and her current Emmy nominated performance in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. (more...)

WICKED's Katie Rose Clarke to Lead Oxford Shakespeare Master Class Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Oxford Shakespeare Company will momentarily depart from Q&As with classical actors like Patrick Stewart, Fiona Shaw, Derek Jacobi and F Murray Abraham, to present acting students an opportunity to talk with Broadway musical star Katie Rose Clarke, who starred as Glinda in Wicked, Clara in Light in the Piazza, and Babe in The Pajama Game. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 16-22
by Louisa Brady - Aug 22, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwaWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include Andrew Rannells in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, rehearsals with the touring cast of KINKY BOOTS, and more! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Robert Clohessy!
by Ken Womble - Aug 22, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Robert Clohessy! (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane & the All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Recreate Ellen's OSCAR Selfie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Inspired by Ellen DeGeneres' star-packed Oscar Selfie that went global in a matter of seconds last February during the Academy Awards® telecast, the all-star cast of the upcoming Broadway play It's Only A Play - F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Micah Stock - celebrate and send-up that now-infamous pop culture moment in a first-look photo of their new Broadway production. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick, Nearing $8 Million Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The upcoming revival of Tony winner Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY has now drawn nearly $8 million before its opening on Broadway this fall, according to Deadline. In July, the production had already sold $5.5 million worth of tickets in advance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Welcome Back to Broadway! IT's ONLY A PLAY Company Greets the Press at Joe Allen
by Walter McBride - Aug 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the press conference below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT's ONLY A PLAY Cast Meets the Press at at Joe Allen!
by Walter McBride - Aug 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos of the stars' arrivals below! (more...)

BWW TV: What a Cast! Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang and you can check out what they had to say about the play below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: The All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Aug 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning - check out a first look below! (more...)

Cynthia Nixon, Alison Bechdel, F. Murray Abraham & More Set for Public Theater's 2014 Fall Forum Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Public Theater announced the 2014 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only readings and discussions that connect dramatic literature to society. Celebrating its fifth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
by Walter McBride - Aug 06, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will run through Sunday, August 17. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Schoenfeld Theatre Box Office Now Open for Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The box office officially opened today for the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, which will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning on Thursday, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. Tickets are available by visiting the Schoenfeld Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm (also Sundays, beginning August 31st); or online at Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. It's Only A Play is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport. For more information, visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com. (more...)

Sir Patrick Stewart Set for Oxford Shakespeare Company Master Class in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Following artists like Kevin Spacey, Sir Derek Jacobi, F Murray Abraham, Frank Langella and Fiona Shaw, Sir Patrick Stewart will be sitting down with artistic director Ron Song Destro and acting students at the Oxford Shakespeare Company in New York for a master class in September. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Already Drawing Top Dollar
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The New York Post writes that the upcoming revival of Tony winner Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY has already drawn $5.5 million before its opening on Broadway this fall, more than any other show so far. No question the numbers are at least partially due to legendary duo Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick and their all-star castmates. (more...)

VIDEO: John Lithgow Talks Realizing His Dream of Playing 'King Lear' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy chatted with John Lithgow about playing the titular role of King Lear for Shakespeare in the Park (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE ALCHEMIST, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, a rowdy tale of con artists and their gullible prey. (more...)

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