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March 19, 1963 (51)
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BIRDMAN Tops 2015 SPIRIT AWARD Nominees; Full List Announced!BIRDMAN Tops 2015 SPIRIT AWARD Nominees; Full List Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards this morning. (more...)

Harpsichordist Andrew Appel joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew, 12/13Harpsichordist Andrew Appel joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Step into the dusk of the Ancien Regime, as icons tumble, gossips rumble, and musicians hurl their slings. Arrows fly between the fans of French harmony and Italian melody in this site-specific music-theater piece based on the Philosophe's play of opposites. (more...)

BWW Previews: Tyne Daly Illuminates Passion for Women's TheaterBWW Previews: Tyne Daly Illuminates Passion for Women's Theater
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 24, 2014

Tyne Daly devotees united in Milwaukee on Wednesday, November 12 when the incomparable and irrepressible actress performed her 90 minute show titled Tyne Daly Does Anything She Wants. Close ties to the Midwestern city inspired the multiple Emmy and Tony Award winning actress to lend her incredible talent for funding Renaissance Theaterworks, a company supporting women's voices in every area of the theater for more than 20 years. (more...)

Robert Webb, Jason Thorpe & Christopher Ryan to Join JEEVES AND WOOSTER UK Tour in 2015Robert Webb, Jason Thorpe & Christopher Ryan to Join JEEVES AND WOOSTER UK Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Robert Webb re-joins the Olivier award-winning comedy Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense on tour from February - April 2015 following his West End run earlier this year. Jason Thorpe will play Jeeves and the role of Seppings will be played by Christopher Ryan from February - June 2015. The trio will be taking over from John Gordon Sinclair (Jeeves), James Lance (Bertie Wooster) and Robert Goodale (Seppings). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/18/14 - HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, BY THE WATER, 'UNTOLD STORIES' and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/18/14 - HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, BY THE WATER, 'UNTOLD STORIES' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 18, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS begins performances, BY THE WATER opens off-Broadway, Jennifer Tepper releases 'UNTOLD STORIES' Volume 2, and more! (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Public Theater announced a second extension for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) will now run through Sunday, December 7. It was originally scheduled to close on November 16 and extended the first time through November 30. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

Photo Coverage: La MaMa Earth Gala Honors Olympia DukakisPhoto Coverage: La MaMa Earth Gala Honors Olympia Dukakis
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2014

La MaMa just honored award-winning Olympia Dukakis for her creative achievement in the arts and her work as an activist for social change; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Dan Kurtz for his steadfast advocacy on behalf of nonprofit organizations at the La MaMa Earth Gala last night, November 13th. Guests included Austin Pendleton (who will toast Olympia), John Patrick Shanley, Matt Dillon, among others. (more...)

MMTL to Present SUPER HERO, 11/20MMTL to Present SUPER HERO, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab announces it second presentation for 2014-25 : The brand new musical comedy SUPER HERO on Thursday, November 20th at 6:30pm at The Snapple Theatre Center, 210West 50th, 4th Floor, just west of Broadway. (more...)

Tony Speciale to Direct Jordan Dean, Jeff Hayenga, Mark Junek and Elizabeth Morton in LOCUST SONG Reading, 11/17-18Tony Speciale to Direct Jordan Dean, Jeff Hayenga, Mark Junek and Elizabeth Morton in LOCUST SONG Reading, 11/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Jordan Dean (Mamma Mia! CSC's Midsummer), Jeff Hayenga (The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Elephant Man), Mark Junek ('Smash', Berkeley Rep's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and Elizabeth Morton (Death of a Salesman) will lead an industry reading of Locust Song, a new play by Jerry Marsini on November 17th at 7 pm and on November 18th at 12:30pm at the WorkShop Theater Company's Main Stage, 312 W 36th Street. Drama Desk Nominee, Tony Speciale, who recently directed the Barry Manilow musical Harmony (2014 Suzi Bass Award winner Outstanding Director of a Musical & Outstanding Production of a Musical), will direct the Manhattan reading. (more...)

INTAR's 3rd Annual One-Minute Play Festival to Include Works by Jose Rivera, Kristoffer Diaz & MoreINTAR's 3rd Annual One-Minute Play Festival to Include Works by Jose Rivera, Kristoffer Diaz & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and INTAR continue their acclaimed partnership with The 3rd Annual One-Minute Play Festival, with part of the proceeds to benefit UNIT 52, INTAR's training program for emerging artists. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES to Play Working Stage Theater, Begin. 12/4THE SANTALAND DIARIES to Play Working Stage Theater, Begin. 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

AggraNomic Productions, D&ME Productions LLC and Brenda Davidson have announced and all new production of The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris. Starring Matt Crabtree and directed by Deidra Edwards. Santaland begins performances on Thursday, December 4 at 8pm and opening is set for Friday, December 5 at 8pm at the Working Stage Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

La MaMa to Honor Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala This WeekLa MaMa to Honor Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

La MaMa will honor award-winning Olympia Dukakis for her creative achievement in the arts and her work as an activist for social change; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Dan Kurtz for his steadfast advocacy on behalf of nonprofit organizations at the La MaMa Earth Gala on Thursday, November 13th. Guests Include Austin Pendleton (who will toast Olympia), John Patrick Shanley, Matt Dillon, among others. (more...)

Guitar Center Sessions And DIRECTV Present Wiz Khalifa, Billy Idol, Linkin Park And Aloe BlaccGuitar Center Sessions And DIRECTV Present Wiz Khalifa, Billy Idol, Linkin Park And Aloe Blacc
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Guitar Center and DIRECTV have announced an impressively diverse roster of artists to be featured in season 9 of the retailer's award-winning music television series Guitar Center Sessionspresented by JBL. The live performance and interview series returns November 14 with 11 new episodes available Friday nights at 8 p.m. exclusively on DIRECTV's Audience (channel 239). Artists starring in season 9 include hip-hop heavyweights T.I. and Wiz Khalifa, rock icons Billy Idol and LINKIN PARK, soulful crooner Aloe Blacc, multiple Grammy winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley, buzzworthy bands Neon Trees and X Ambassadors, country act Big & Rich, indie darlings Cold War Kids and rock band The Gaslight Anthem. (more...)

Adam Brody to Star in Neil LaBute Romance Drama BILLY & BILLIE for DirecTVAdam Brody to Star in Neil LaBute Romance Drama BILLY & BILLIE for DirecTV
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Adam Brody and Lisa Joyce will star in a new DIRECTV romantic drama series written, directed and produced by playwrigiht Neil LaBute. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Public Theater announced a two-week extension today for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) began previews on Tuesday, October 14 in the Anspacher Theater and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 16. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 30. (more...)

And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opened on October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

2014 San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Coming This Winter2014 San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Coming This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Playwrights Foundation (PF) and The New York based company, The One-Minute Play Festival are thrilled to announce the 5th Annual SF One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), December 15th and 16th, 2014 - an evening of more than 80 brand new one minute plays by 53 Bay Area playwrights -- a highly vaunted group, all written within the past month specifically for the event. (more...)

Real or Not Real? Meet the Full Cast of THE REAL THING, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Real or Not Real? Meet the Full Cast of THE REAL THING, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 30, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' The Real Thing officially opens tonight, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Steven Pasquale to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL This Spring; Rob Ashford to DirectSteven Pasquale to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL This Spring; Rob Ashford to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Steven Pasquale will star in the iconic role of carousel barker Billy Bigelow in Lyric's new production ofCarousel, on stage April 11 through May 3, 2015. Following his critically acclaimed performance on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County, Pasquale will bring his “glorious voice” (VARIETY) to some of the most beloved songs in musical theater history in a new production directed and choreographed by legendary Tony, Emmy, and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford. (more...)

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