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BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jonathan GroffBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jonathan Groff
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 19, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at Hamilton, how he feels about the end of Looking, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Urie to Host New Logo Series COCKTAILS & CLASSICS; Joel Grey & More to GuestVIDEO: Michael Urie to Host New Logo Series COCKTAILS & CLASSICS; Joel Grey & More to Guest
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Logo today announced that actor Michael Urie and a group of his most pop culture-minded friends will serve up a new twist on classic films with 'Cocktails & Classics,' a new film series premiering Sunday, April 19 at 7pm ET/PT. (more...)

GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY Headed to LA, Vegas and BostonGO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY Headed to LA, Vegas and Boston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

GO FIGURE! Productions, LLC is thrilled to announce the world premiere of GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY, starring Olympic Champion Figure Skater Randy Gardner and written & directed by Josh Ravetch (the co-creator and director of Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, Dick Van Dyke's, Step In Time, and long distance swimmer, Diana Nyad's, ONWARD!). GO FIGURE! will preview on Thursday, May 14 at 8:00pm and will open on Friday, May 15 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, June 14th before moving on to West Hollywood, Las Vegas and Boston where it will appear in concert with the 2016 Ice Skating World Championships. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Score ENA Nominations; Full List!FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Score ENA Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 33nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly Among 2015 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD Nominees; Full List!FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly Among 2015 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Among this year's nominees for Outstanding Musical Production is the American Repertory Theater's FINDING NEVERLAND, now in previews at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The production's Laura Michelle Kelly also received a nod in the category of Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actress. (more...)

Noche Flamenca, Adrienne Truscott, House of Larreon and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/19Noche Flamenca, Adrienne Truscott, House of Larreon and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, running April 8 - 19, 2015. Details below! (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Jonathan Groff!BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Jonathan Groff!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On April 10 (2-4PM) join us for a career Conversations with Jonathan Groff and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge', at NYIT-Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/1/2015 - AIRLINE HIGHWAY and LIVING ON LOVE Begin and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/1/2015 - AIRLINE HIGHWAY and LIVING ON LOVE Begin and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 1, 2015

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: AIRLINE HIGHWAY and LIVING ON LOVE bring NOLA and comedic romance to Broadway, and 39 STEPS returns to NYC tonight! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MISTERMAN at Boulder's Dairy CenterBWW Reviews: MISTERMAN at Boulder's Dairy Center
by Chris Arneson - Apr 1, 2015

The mind of someone with a mental illness is a stimulating place to visit, currently being explored in a Boulder production of Misterman by Enda Walsh. (more...)

Carey Perloff to Discuss Memoir 'BEAUTIFUL CHAOS' at Steppenwolf, 4/6Carey Perloff to Discuss Memoir 'BEAUTIFUL CHAOS' at Steppenwolf, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents Artistic Director Martha Lavey and Steppenwolf ensemble member Frank Galati in conversation with Carey Perloff on the occasion of Perloff's memoir, Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater, Monday, April 6 at 5pm in the Garage Theater (1624 N Halsted St). (more...)

Olympia Dukakis & John Ashton Voice Roles in MISTERMAN at Pagosa Springs Center for the ArtsOlympia Dukakis & John Ashton Voice Roles in MISTERMAN at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

As part of Boulder Arts Week, The Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts will present "Misterman." "Misterman" opens at the Dairy Center for the Arts at 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder on March 26, 2015 and runs through April 3, 2015 (No performance March 31.) All performances are at 8:00 p.m., with the exception of the 4:00 p.m. matinee on March 29. There will also be a special Industry Night performance on March 30 at 8:00 p.m. All performances will also be followed by a talkback. This is the final stop before the production relocates to New York for the fall of 2015. Press tickets are available for press night March 27. (more...)

Barrington Stage Receives 2015 Massachusetts Commonwealth AwardBarrington Stage Receives 2015 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, was awarded a 2015 Commonwealth Award for Creative Youth Development on February 24 at the State House in Boston. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/11/2015 - THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Opens in Chicago and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/11/2015 - THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Opens in Chicago and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 11, 2015

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: THE FIRST WIVES CLUB holds its first 'meeting' in Chicago tonight and more! (more...)

Photo: First Look - Bryan Cranston Stars in Upcoming Thriller THE INFILTRATORPhoto: First Look - Bryan Cranston Stars in Upcoming Thriller THE INFILTRATOR
by Movies News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Good Films has released the first image from the film featuring Cranston and Kruger. Check it out below! (more...)

Amy Ryan, John Leguizamo & More Join Thriller THE INFILTRATORAmy Ryan, John Leguizamo & More Join Thriller THE INFILTRATOR
by Movies News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Amy Ryan, John Leguizamo, Olympia Dukakis, Elena Anaya and Juliet Aubrey have signed on to the cat of Brad Furman's upcoming thriller THE INFILTRATOR. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Bill Irwin & Carey Perloff Set for 'Why Theater Matters' Panel at 92Y, 4/1Olympia Dukakis, Bill Irwin & Carey Perloff Set for 'Why Theater Matters' Panel at 92Y, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

A panel of theater's great advocates and innovators-Carey Perloff, artistic director of San Francisco's legendary American Conservatory Theater, whose new book is Beautiful Chaos; the multiple award-winning actor, director and producer Olympia Dukakis; and Bill Irwin (who won a Tony Award for his appearance as George in the revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf and received the first ever New Victory Arts Award for 'bringing the arts to kids and the kids to arts')-join former New York Times theater critic Margo Jefferson for an evening of enlightened and inspiring discussion about why theater matters and how theater fits into today's tech-infused world. (more...)

Lea DeLaria Named Guest of Honor at 33rd Annual Elliot Norton AwardsLea DeLaria Named Guest of Honor at 33rd Annual Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Acclaimed actress and comedian Lea DeLaria will be the Guest of Honor at the 33rd annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins TonightCherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Cherry Lane Theatre announced the 2015 line-up today for the Obie Award-winning Mentor Project's 17th season, the corner stone of Cherry Lane Theatre's development programs. (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad to Serve as Master Teacher for 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship ProgramTony Winner Phylicia Rashad to Serve as Master Teacher for 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theatre. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Estelle Parsons and More Set for ASPHODEL Reading at 92Y Next WeekOlympia Dukakis, Estelle Parsons and More Set for ASPHODEL Reading at 92Y Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

In advance of the inaugural Eudora Welty Biennial, which opens in Jackson, Mississippi, 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center presents a dramatic reading of Asphodel, a story of three women visiting a country estate in memory of an eccentric friend who recently passed away. The production features actresses Olympia Dukakis, Estelle Parsons and Brenda Currin; David Kaplan is the director. (more...)

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