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Tony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKATony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans) will star in the leading role of Ken Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Lett's 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Mr. Birney has previously appeared in three Second Stage productions - The Family of Mann, Loose Knit, and Winterplay. (more...)

Laverne Cox Shares Instagram Clip from Upcoming ROCKY HORROR RemakeLaverne Cox Shares Instagram Clip from Upcoming ROCKY HORROR Remake
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

As the countdown continues for the upcoming, highly-anticipated Rocky Horror Picture Show remake starring Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, we're shivering with you-know-what. Yesterday, Cox uploaded a new Instagram video that features her fellow cast mates describing her character in just three words. The caption for the video reads 'Love you all so much...I love Frank-n-furter through your eyes.' Check out the short video below, and don't forget to brush up on your Time Warp between now and October 20th! (more...)

Maria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVERMaria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Second Stage Theatre just announced Maria Dizzia will assume the role of Shellie in the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, on Tuesday, September 6. She returns to Second Stage Theatre after her acclaimed performance in the title role of Eurydice, during the company's 28th season. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Tony & Emmy Winner Lily Tomlin to Be Honored with SAG Lifetime Achievement AwardTony & Emmy Winner Lily Tomlin to Be Honored with SAG Lifetime Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Lily Tomlin - an entertainment maverick whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing - has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTSSecond Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

VIDEO: Laverne Cox Talks 'ROCKY HORROR': 'I Felt a Tremendous Amount of Pressure'VIDEO: Laverne Cox Talks 'ROCKY HORROR': 'I Felt a Tremendous Amount of Pressure'
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Laverne Cox stopped by THE TALK to chat about playing the iconic role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in FOX's upcoming ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Welcome Lily Tomlin This FallSegerstrom Center to Welcome Lily Tomlin This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin brings the award-winning comedienne and one of the world's most beloved entertainers back to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for one night only on Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. Tomlin, who is currently in production on the hit series, Grace and Frankie, co-starring Jane Fonda, returns to the Center in her solo show that features her hilarious brand of stand-up comedy and delves into some of the most iconic Tomlin roles from her extraordinary 40-year career. Immediately following her show, there will be a Question & Answer segment with the audience. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Laverne Cox, Ben Vereen in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!PHOTO: First Look - Laverne Cox, Ben Vereen in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

EW has shared an exclusive first look at Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which is set to air Fall 2016 on FOX. (more...)

FRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown SeriesFRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger, and the New York premiere of Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS as part of the company's fourteenth annual SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN SERIES this summer. (more...)

Amazon Orders Season 3 of Original Series MOZART IN THE JUNGLEAmazon Orders Season 3 of Original Series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Amazon today announced the multi-Golden Globe award-winning series, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, has been renewed for a third season. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

JUST IN: Adam Lambert Joins Cast of FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOWJUST IN: Adam Lambert Joins Cast of FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Adam Lambert has signed on to the cast of FOX's upcoming ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. The AMERICAN IDOL alum will portray Eddie in the production. (more...)

Amazon Makes All Episodes from Seasons 1 & 2 of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Free to WatchAmazon Makes All Episodes from Seasons 1 & 2 of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Free to Watch
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Amazon today announced that in celebration of its two Golden Globe wins, it will make seasons one and two of the Amazon Original Series, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE available for free for everyone this weekend. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary GalaSecond Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's 37th Anniversary Gala celebration will honor Producer DAVID STONE, celebrating his ongoing 12 year relationship with the Off-Broadway Company.  The evening's Honorary Chair is James M. Nederlander and the Co-Chairs are Marc Platt, Patrick Catullo, and Nancy Coyne.  The gala evening, which will be directed by James Lapine, will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  The evening's entertainment, which will feature stars who have appeared in Stone's productions over the years, will be announced at a later date.  This is the first time Second Stage's annual gala will be honoring a Broadway producer. (more...)

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Wins Best Musical or Comedy Television Series and Best ActorMOZART IN THE JUNGLE Wins Best Musical or Comedy Television Series and Best Actor
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2016

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, Amazon's music industry-centric show, has won Golden Globe Awards! (more...)

BWW Review: Was 2015 the Year of LGBT Film?BWW Review: Was 2015 the Year of LGBT Film?
by Marakay Rogers - Jan 2, 2016

Commercial film this year brought big films with LGBT content and themes. Some critics think it was the year of LGBT cinema, but was it? (more...)

Season 2 of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Now Available on Amazon Prime VideoSeason 2 of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Now Available on Amazon Prime Video
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Music, passion, comedy and drama combine for the second season of the Golden Globe-nominated Amazon Original Series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, which premieres today exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S., UK, Germany and Austria. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/26/2015
by - Dec 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/26/2015. (more...)

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, with Bernadette Peters, Will Return for Season 2 on 12/30MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, with Bernadette Peters, Will Return for Season 2 on 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Based on the critically acclaimed memoir by Blair Tindall, Mozart in the Jungle is a half-hour comedic drama that looks at finding yourself and finding love while conquering the music world of New York City. Returning to the series are stars Gael Garcia Bernal (Rosewater) as maestro Rodrigo, Lola Kirke (Mistress America) as young oboist Hailey, Saffron Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as worldly cellist Cynthia, Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist) as former conductor Thomas and Bernadette Peters (Smash) as board chairwoman Gloria. The second season of Mozart in the Jungle is executive produced by Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited), and Paul Weitz (About a Boy). (more...)

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