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by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Some of Broadway's most talented musical leading ladies will come together in The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) helmed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. The evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango(The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Hollywood Celebrates the 22nd Annual SAG AWARDS; All the Winners!Hollywood Celebrates the 22nd Annual SAG AWARDS; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Winners of the 22nd ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS were revealed tonight, Saturday, January 30th (beginning at 8PM) on a simulcast airing live on TNT and TBS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the World Premiere of AMERICAN MASTERS: MIKE NICHOLSPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the World Premiere of AMERICAN MASTERS: MIKE NICHOLS
by Walter McBride - Jan 12, 2016

Winner of an Oscar, a Grammy, four Emmys, nine Tonys, three BAFTAs and many other awards, director, actor, writer, producer and comedian Mike Nichols (November 6, 1931 - November 19, 2014) was an artistic trailblazer. As the legendary comedy duo Nichols and May, Nichols and his partner Elaine May revolutionized comedy in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Now, May has directed the first documentary about her former partner, Mike Nichols: American Masters, premiering Friday, January 29, 2016, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) to launch the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS series. BroadwayWorld was there for the NYC premiere and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Around the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 OpeningsAround the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 Openings
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

We're just three days into the New Year, and we can't wait for all the new shows set to open around the corner from Broadway! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of the upcoming plays and musicals from The Public, Classic Stage, Atlantic Theater, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, Roundabout, the Encores! series and more, currently slated to open off-Broadway in 2016! (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

Theatreworks USA Holds Private Reading of New Musical PETE THE CATTheatreworks USA Holds Private Reading of New Musical PETE THE CAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Theatreworks USA, the nation's premiere producer of theatre for family audiences, held an invitation-only work-in-progress presentation earlier today of their new musical, PETE THE CAT, based on the best-selling book series by Kimberly and James Dean. (more...)

Showtime Orders New Seasons of HOMELAND and THE AFFAIRShowtime Orders New Seasons of HOMELAND and THE AFFAIR
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

In advance of the final two episodes of the current seasons of its hit fall drama series, SHOWTIME has picked up a sixth season of HOMELAND and ordered a third season of THE AFFAIR. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 22nd ANNUAL SAG AWARDS; Full List!Nominations Announced for 22nd ANNUAL SAG AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Actor® Nominations for the 22nd ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS were announced live today at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles by Anna Faris and Anthony Mackie  (more...)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR to Close STNJ's 53rd SeasonTHE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR to Close STNJ's 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey closes its 53rd season with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by William Shakespeare, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. (more...)

Full Cast, Dates Set for Tonya Pinkins-Led 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Classic Stage This WinterFull Cast, Dates Set for Tonya Pinkins-Led 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Classic Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, will begin performances Wednesday, December 9 for a limited engagement through January 24. MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN will be directed by Brian Kulick and will feature original music by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik. The official press opening is Thursday, January 7. (more...)

The Secret Theatre Welcomes 19 Shows for FLYING SOLO 3 Festival TonightThe Secret Theatre Welcomes 19 Shows for FLYING SOLO 3 Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Secret Theatre and Artistic Director Richard Mazda are proud to announce that 19 solo shows have been chosen for the FLYING SOLO 3 festival at the Secret Theatre, the 3rd Festival of one-person shows at the theatre. (more...)

THE QUEEN OF BINGO Set for Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, 11/15THE QUEEN OF BINGO Set for Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Get ready to howl with laughter! On Sunday, November 15 at 2:00PM, join us at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre for a production of 'The Queen of Bingo.' (more...)

The Old Globe's 2016 Summer Season Will Include Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Plus Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LOVE'S LABOR'S LOSTThe Old Globe's 2016 Summer Season Will Include Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Plus Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST
by Nora Dominick - Oct 23, 2015

The Old Globe today shared its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. The season features the welcome return of Steve Martin (Bright Star) with the World Premiere of his new play Meteor Shower, an adult comedy, directed by Gordon Edelstein, in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where he serves as Artistic Director. Paul Gordon's musical Sense and Sensibility will have its West Coast premiere, presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it had its world premiere in February 2015, directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. The Summer Shakespeare Festival will include Macbeth, directed by Brian Kulick, Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company, and Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

The Secret Theatre to Welcome 19 Shows for FLYING SOLO 3 Festival This FallThe Secret Theatre to Welcome 19 Shows for FLYING SOLO 3 Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

The Secret Theatre and Artistic Director Richard Mazda are proud to announce that 19 solo shows have been chosen for the FLYING SOLO 3 festival at the Secret Theatre, the 3rd Festival of one-person shows at the theatre. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT, Premiering TonightKatrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT, Premiering Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), now through October 24. Opening Night is tonight, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

Dame Eileen Atkins DBE Will Receive The Gielgud Award at the UK Theatre Awards 2015Dame Eileen Atkins DBE Will Receive The Gielgud Award at the UK Theatre Awards 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Dame Eileen Atkins is to receive The Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts at the UK Theatre Awards 2015. The ceremony will take place on Sunday 18 October at London's historic Guildhall.   (more...)

FULL GALLOP, Starring Mercedes Ruehl, Extends at The Old GlobeFULL GALLOP, Starring Mercedes Ruehl, Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings "The Empress of Fashion" back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell. Both critics and audiences are loving it, and FULL GALLOP will now add a limited week of additional performances, extending through Sunday, November 1, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Chats New Children's Book; Reveals Bald Head on ELLENVIDEO: Nathan Lane Chats New Children's Book; Reveals Bald Head on ELLEN
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

On yesterday's ELLEN, Tony winning actor Nathan Lane stopped by to talk about his new children's book 'Naught Mable' and shared some other titles that you might not have heard of. (more...)

Showtime Announces Fall Premiere Dates for HOMELAND and THE AFFAIRShowtime Announces Fall Premiere Dates for HOMELAND and THE AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2015

Today, SHOWTIME announced that the highly anticipated fifth season of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning hit drama series HOMELAND will premiere on Sunday, October 4th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the second season premiere of the Golden Globe-winning drama THE AFFAIR at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

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