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RENO 911! Complete Uncensored Series to Be Released on DVD, 11/4RENO 911! Complete Uncensored Series to Be Released on DVD, 11/4
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Beloved cult comedy "RENO 911!" will now be available to take home when the complete uncensored series is released on DVD on Tuesday, November 4 by Comedy Central Home Entertainment (more...)

BWW Profile: Frances Conroy Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Frances Conroy Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Danielle DeSisto - Aug 23, 2014

After studying at Juillard (accompanied by colleagues such as Robin Williams and Kelsey Grammer), Conroy performed with both regional and touring companies in the 1970s. She spent time with the New York-based, critically acclaimed Acting Company, which has harbored the acting talents of Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, and many more. Conroy then took to the Off-Broadway stage as Desmonda in Shakespeare's 'Othello', appearing with Richard Dreyfuss and Raul Julia. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on The Hub's KID PRESIDENT: DECLARATION OF AWESOME, 8/9First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on The Hub's KID PRESIDENT: DECLARATION OF AWESOME, 8/9
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the importance of kids staying active and eating healthy every day as part of her Let's Move! Initiative in the season finale of 'Kid President: Declaration of Awesome,' (more...)

City Unveils 2014/15 Prime-Time ScheduleCity Unveils 2014/15 Prime-Time Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

-Diverse fall lineup with eight comedies, three dramas, three reality series, two live event series, and exclusive national NHL games - (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patti LuPone & Acting Company Alums Take Bows in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK BenefitPhoto Coverage: Patti LuPone & Acting Company Alums Take Bows in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit
by Jennifer Broski - May 20, 2014

Just last night, Patti LuPone stepped back into the role that led to her Olivier Award, and being cast as the original Fantine in LES MISERABLES, in The Cradle Will Rock at 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. The one-night concert of Marc Blitzstein's iconic work benefits The Acting Company, which LuPone founded alongside Kevin Kline, John Houseman and Margot Harley. Lonny Price served as musical director. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special curtain call! (more...)

Patti LuPone & Son Josh Johnston Star in Acting Company's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit TonightPatti LuPone & Son Josh Johnston Star in Acting Company's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Patti LuPone steps back into the role that led to her Olivier Award, and being cast as the original Fantine in LES MISERABLES, tonight, Monday, May 19 in The Cradle Will Rock at 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. (more...)

SDCF Now Accepting Nominations for 2014 Zelda Fichandler AwardSDCF Now Accepting Nominations for 2014 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) opens the nomination process for The Zelda Fichandler Award on May 14, 2014. This award presents an unrestricted grant of $5000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. In 2014, the award will honor achievement in the Eastern region, comprised of Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia. (more...)

BREAKING: FOX Announces Fall 2014 Schedule and New Portfolio of ContentBREAKING: FOX Announces Fall 2014 Schedule and New Portfolio of Content
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2014

Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), today unveiled the FOX portfolio of content for the 2014-2015 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. (more...)

PATTI LUPONE Heads to Broadway for 'Cradle Will Rock' One-Night Only, 5/19PATTI LUPONE Heads to Broadway for 'Cradle Will Rock' One-Night Only, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Patti LuPone-with all the sensitivity and fight she's famous for-steps back into the role that led to her Olivier Award (and being cast as the original Fantine in Les Miz) on Monday, May 19 in The Cradle Will Rock (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Acting Company's CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit Concert with Patti LuPone, 5/19Full Cast Announced for Acting Company's CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit Concert with Patti LuPone, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Patti LuPone will step back into the role that led to her Olivier Award, and being cast as the original Fantine in LES MISERABLES, on Monday, May 19 in The Cradle Will Rock at 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street, it was announced today. (more...)

KID PRESIDENT: DECLARATION OF AWESOME Premieres 6/7 on Hub NetworkKID PRESIDENT: DECLARATION OF AWESOME Premieres 6/7 on Hub Network
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2014

his summer, YouTube sensation Robby Novak (aka, Kid President) makes his television debut with the series premiere of 'Kid President: Declaration of Awesome' Saturday, June 7 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT on the Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network dedicated to providing kids and their families entertainment they can watch together. The series is executive produced by actor Rainn Wilson ('The Office') and Novak's brother-in-law and show creator, Brad Montague, for SoulPancake Television, LLC. Each episode also features interactions between Kid President and a variety of guest stars, including Kevin Costner ('Draft Day'), Gene Simmons (KISS), Jamie Foxx ('The Amazing Spiderman 2'), Craig Robinson ('Get On Up'), Mario Lopez (Host, 'Extra'), 'Weird Al' Yankovic (Musician), and plenty of other surprises. (more...)

John Skelley Stars in HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Guthrie, Beg. TonightJohn Skelley Stars in HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Guthrie, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a sixth year, presenting Hamlet, Shakespeare's story of a Danish prince's search for vengeance, justice and truth, in repertory with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a reworking of the same tragedy from the point of view of two minor characters and their static existence in a world beyond their comprehension. This two-week engagement today, April 22 - May 4, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage, will conclude a successful seven-month 42-city tour, during which time these productions played to thousands of adults and students in large and small markets around the United States. Both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead will showcase the talents of graduates of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program, as well as alumni of A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shirley MacLaine Featured on Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY TodayVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shirley MacLaine Featured on Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

An all-new season of 'Super Soul Sunday' kicks off when Oprah sits down with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine to discuss her illustrious career, (more...)

Blair Brown, Michael Potts, Maureen Anderman and More Set for The Acting Company's NUDE WITH VIOLIN Reading, 3/24Blair Brown, Michael Potts, Maureen Anderman and More Set for The Acting Company's NUDE WITH VIOLIN Reading, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Acting Company will present a staged reading of Nude with Violin, Noel Coward's satire on modern art, criticism, pretension and the value placed on art at 7 pm on Monday, March 24 at the Signature Theatre (Alice Griffin Jewel Box), 480 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shirley MacLaine Featured on Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAYVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shirley MacLaine Featured on Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

An all-new season of 'Super Soul Sunday' kicks off when Oprah sits down with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine to discuss her illustrious career, (more...)

Patti LuPone Set to Play 'Moll' in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit Concert for The Acting Company, 5/19Patti LuPone Set to Play 'Moll' in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit Concert for The Acting Company, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Patti LuPone steps back into the role that led to her 1985 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical as Moll in The Cradle Will Rock on Monday, May 19, 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. The concert staging of Marc Blitzstein's iconic work will benefit The Acting Company, co-founded by John Houseman, Cradle's original producer in 1937, who directed Ms. LuPone and a cast of Acting Company Alumni in a revival almost 50 years later. Lonny Price (Lincoln Center's Sweeney Todd and Company) will direct; Michael Barrett (Caramoor, NY Festival of Song) will again serve as musical director and play the score as he did in the 1980's production. Tickets will go on sale next month; information on benefit tickets including dinner with Ms. LuPone and the cast is available from 212-258-3111. (more...)

Taraji P. Henson to Join Terrence Howard in Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama EMPIRE on FoxTaraji P. Henson to Join Terrence Howard in Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama EMPIRE on Fox
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Taraji P. Henson will join Oscar winner Terrence Howard in Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's upcoming hip-hop drama pilot EMPIRE for Fox. Howard recently starred in the pair's 2013 drama THE BUTLER. (more...)

Shirley MacLaine Set for New Season of Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAYShirley MacLaine Set for New Season of Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Season 5 will begin with Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine who will discuss her latest book. (more...)

John Skelley to Star in HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Guthrie; Cast Announced!John Skelley to Star in HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Guthrie; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a sixth year, presenting Hamlet, Shakespeare's story of a Danish prince's search for vengeance, justice and truth, in repertory with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a reworking of the same tragedy from the point of view of two minor characters and their static existence in a world beyond their comprehension. This two-week engagement April 22 - May 4, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage, will conclude a successful seven-month 42-city tour, during which time these productions played to thousands of adults and students in large and small markets around the United States. Both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead will showcase the talents of graduates of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program, as well as alumni of A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training. (more...)

Harriet Harris & More Set for Acting Company's MURDERERS Reading on 2/24Harriet Harris & More Set for Acting Company's MURDERERS Reading on 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Acting Company will present a benefit staged reading of Murderers, a new play by Jeffrey Hatcher (Never Gonna Dance, Tuesdays with Morrie) at 7 pm on Monday, February 24 at the Mainstage Theater (Playwrights Horizons), 416 West 42nd Street (9th-10thAvenues). The performance-starring Acting Company Alumna and Tony-winner Harriet Harris (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Encores!Little Me), Marylouise Burke (TV's Alpha House) and Reg Rogers (The Big Knife)-will be followed by a reception with the cast and director, Ian Belknap, Artistic Director of The Acting Company. Tickets @ $35 and $60 (Patron) are available from 212-258-3111. (more...)

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