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61st Annual Drama Desk Awards to be Held at The Town Hall in June; Nominations Date Set!61st Annual Drama Desk Awards to be Held at The Town Hall in June; Nominations Date Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards will be held Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Each one's a guilty pleasure! The February 7 cast for the new comedy-improv phenomenon 'Villain: DeBlanks' is just as dangerously funny as the previous line-ups. Audiences will be shown the evidence onSunday February 7, at 7:30pm at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street. The series plays the first Sunday of the month through April 3, 2016. (more...)

REGROUP READS Spotlight Pulitzer Prize's 100th Anniversary in 2016REGROUP READS Spotlight Pulitzer Prize's 100th Anniversary in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The 'ReGroup Reads' series is gearing up for its second year. The free reading series, based on the best of American Theatre playwriting has already presented works by Paul Green, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Maxwell Anderson, George S. Kaufman and more in its first year. (more...)

BWW Review: Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DeBLANKS Offers Killer ComedyBWW Review: Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DeBLANKS Offers Killer Comedy
by David Clarke - Dec 13, 2015

What happens when you mix equal parts Murder, She Wrote with Mad Libs? You get Billy Mitchell's rib-tickling theatrical confection VILLAIN: DeBLANKS. Currently enjoying a residency at The Triad, audiences can catch the madcap hilarity on the first Sunday of each month through April 3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Continues with Daisy Eagan, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & MorePhoto Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Continues with Daisy Eagan, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Hailed as an 'off-the-hook inclusive comedy...with big laughs' by KABC-LA, 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' amazing December 6 cast featured the gloriously funny Geneva Carr (currently on Broadway in 'Hand to God'), wickedly clever Tony-winner Daisy Eagan ('Secret Garden'), the uniquely delightful Lauren Elder ('Sideshow,' 'HAIR'), multi-talented award-winning composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin ('Mary and Max,' '(un)Lucky in Love'), hilarious and handsome Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (current revival of 'Once Upon A Mattress,' 'A Little Night Music'), and inveterate reviewer, former president of the Drama Desk Awards, and champion of the theater, Peter Filichia. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast - VILLAIN: DEBLANKS' Monthly Shenanigans Continue in DecemberPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast - VILLAIN: DEBLANKS' Monthly Shenanigans Continue in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off as 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' continues December 6, and performs the first Sunday of each month at 7:30pm at The Triad NYC. A portion of proceeds from each performance will benefit the Humane Society of New York. Scroll down to meet the December lineup of stars! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hiller, Settle, Hendy, Schwitter, Witt & Dotson Launch Laughs at VILLAIN: DEBLANKS at The TriadPhoto Flash: Hiller, Settle, Hendy, Schwitter, Witt & Dotson Launch Laughs at VILLAIN: DEBLANKS at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

BRENDA BRAXTON PRESENTS VILLAIN: DEBLANKS began monthly performances Sunday night, November 1, The Triad NYC, and the audience and cast alike laughed themselves silly. Sometimes it was the script, sometimes it was the delivery, sometimes it was a brilliant combination of the two, but whichever it was, the room never got quiet from the opening line. Check out photos of the hijinks below! (more...)

George Chakiris to Appear at SVA Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Screenings Next MonthGeorge Chakiris to Appear at SVA Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Screenings Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Join SVA Theatre and Leslie Ann Bennett for two special screenings of the Academy Award-winning movie musical WEST SIDE STORY (1961) with special guest and Oscar-winning star of the film, George Chakiris on Sunday, November 22 at 5 p.m. and Monday, November 23 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - NYC's Monthly VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Kicks Off with Five First-TimersPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - NYC's Monthly VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Kicks Off with Five First-Timers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

When 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' begins its monthly run on November 1, five of the six stars will be getting their first taste of 'DeBlanks' -- guaranteeing a fun night of high-energy, on-the-spot shenanigans. Meet the cast below! (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Bring VILLAIN: DEBLANKS to The Triad Each Month, Starting Nov 1Brenda Braxton to Bring VILLAIN: DEBLANKS to The Triad Each Month, Starting Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off as BRENDA BRAXTON PRESENTS VILLAIN: DEBLANKS, beginning November 1st and performing the first Sunday of each month at 7:30pm at The Triad NYC. A portion of proceeds from each performance will benefit the Humane Society of New York. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 71st Annual Theatre World Awards with Chita Rivera & More!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 71st Annual Theatre World Awards with Chita Rivera & More!
by Walter McBride - Jun 3, 2015

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Photo Flash: Stars of Tomorrow Winners to Compete in NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS in NYCPhoto Flash: Stars of Tomorrow Winners to Compete in NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Rochester Broadway Theatre League (RBTL) is pleased to announce that it will join other professional theater organizations from across the country participating in the seventh annual presentation of "The Jimmy Awards", to be held in New York City on June 29th at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), founded and produced by Nederlander Presentations, Inc. and Pittsburgh CLO, is a national celebration of outstanding student achievement that recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performances by high school students. "The Jimmy Award" is named in honor of James M. Nederlander, legendary Broadway theater owner and producer. (more...)

2015 Theatre World Awards Honor Betty Comden & ON THE TOWN Tonight2015 Theatre World Awards Honor Betty Comden & ON THE TOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards -- the first award created in 1945 to recognize a debut theatre performance on or off-Broadway -- will be honoring the legacy of Betty Comden and On The Town with a special recognition for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre World.' The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards will take place tonight, June 1, 2015 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W. 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's YPW Spring Festival of Shows to Run 5/29-6/7Centenary Stage Company's YPW Spring Festival of Shows to Run 5/29-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the culmination of their training session and this spring is no exception! These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will fill the Little Theater with a variety of shows and musicals to entertain audiences of all ages May 29th - June 7th with their annual Spring Festival of Shows. The Young Performers Workshop (YPW) has been hailed as a "state treasure" by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger and brings in youth from Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties. This spring, the festival will feature How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Gypsy, and American Sampler: 100 Years of Broadway Dance.  Performances will be held on select dates in the Little Theatre on the campus of Centenary College at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown.  (more...)

ON THE TOWN Cast to Celebrate Betty Comden at 71st Annual Theatre World AwardsON THE TOWN Cast to Celebrate Betty Comden at 71st Annual Theatre World Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards -- the first award created in 1945 to recognize a debut theatre performance on or off-Broadway -- will be honoring the legacy of Betty Comden and ON THE TOWN with a special recognition for "Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre World." The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards will take place on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W. 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).     (more...)

Theatre World Award Winners Announced - Winners from HAND TO GOD, ON THE TOWN, FUN HOME, HAMILTON, THE LAST SHIP, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & MoreTheatre World Award Winners Announced - Winners from HAND TO GOD, ON THE TOWN, FUN HOME, HAMILTON, THE LAST SHIP, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

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2015 Theatre World Award Winners Announced Today; Chita Rivera Honored Next Month2015 Theatre World Award Winners Announced Today; Chita Rivera Honored Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards - the oldest award given for a debut theatre performance on or off-Broadway - will be held Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7:45 p.m. at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The winners of this year's Theatre World Awards will be announced today, May 5. The 2015 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented to Chita Rivera. (more...)

UPDATED: BroadwayWorld's 2015 Theater Awards Season Calendar - All You Need to Know!UPDATED: BroadwayWorld's 2015 Theater Awards Season Calendar - All You Need to Know!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2015

The 2015 theatre awards season is quickly approaching, and keeping track of all of the important dates for the many ceremonies and their corresponding nomination announcements is no easy feat. Stay up to date on all the need-to-know facts with BroadwayWorld's Awards Season Calendar below! (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera to be Honored at 71st Annual Theatre World AwardsBroadway Legend Chita Rivera to be Honored at 71st Annual Theatre World Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards - the oldest award given for a debut theatre performance on or off-Broadway - will be held Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7:45 p.m. at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The winners of this year's Theatre World Awards will be announced Tuesday, May 5.  The 2015 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented to Chita Rivera. The 7th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence will also be presented to honor an Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production.  Hosted annually by respected theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the awards ceremony is produced by the Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers' Spring Festival of Shows to Run 5/29-6/7Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers' Spring Festival of Shows to Run 5/29-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the culmination of their training session and this spring is no exception! These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will fill the Little Theater with a variety of shows and musicals to entertain audiences of all ages May 29th - June 7th with their annual Spring Festival of Shows. The Young Performers Workshop (YPW) has been hailed as a 'state treasure' by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger and brings in youth from Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties. This spring, the festival will feature How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Gypsy, and American Sampler: 100 Years of Broadway Dance. Performances will be held on select dates in the Little Theatre on the campus of Centenary College at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown. (more...)

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