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Public Theater, Soho Rep Productions & More Among 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize FinalistsPublic Theater, Soho Rep Productions & More Among 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2015 award: (more...)

BWW Reviews: More of the Same Brilliance with Rep's THE GREAT SOCIETYBWW Reviews: More of the Same Brilliance with Rep's THE GREAT SOCIETY
by Jay Irwin - Dec 11, 2014

Sometimes a bit of greatness, when combined with an equally great companion can form something so amazing that they surpass the heights to which they've already achieved. Such is the case with Tony Kushner's "Angels in America", the cycle of plays from August Wilson and, in my opinion, even Tarantino's "Kill Bill" saga. Well now we can add another set to the group as the Seattle Rep is now presenting the companion piece to the Robert Schenkkan's LBJ bio-play "All the Way" with the equally stunning "The Great Society". And if the first one grabbed you like it did me, then this one will only serve to extend that wild ride but in a very different way. (more...)

AKA NYC Wins Five Davey Awards for Work on Behalf of ONCE and ALL THE WAYAKA NYC Wins Five Davey Awards for Work on Behalf of ONCE and ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

AKA NYC was a multiple winner at this year's Davey Awards, scoring five Silver Awards for its work in behalf of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical ONCE: THE MUSICAL and Tony Award-winning Best Play ALL THE WAY. (more...)

Seattle Rep's ALL THE WAY Becomes Highest-Grossing Show in Organization's HistorySeattle Rep's ALL THE WAY Becomes Highest-Grossing Show in Organization's History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Robert Schenkkan's political drama All the Way has become the highest-grossing production in Seattle Repertory Theatre history, surpassing Lily Tomlin's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe and Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. The play is currently running now through Jan. 4, 2015 in the Bagley Wright Theatre. All the Way is presented in partnership with Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Seattle Rep Goes ALL THE WAY With a StunnerBWW Reviews: Seattle Rep Goes ALL THE WAY With a Stunner
by Jay Irwin - Nov 20, 2014

I'm just going to stop you right here, Dear Reader. If you haven't already gone out and got your tickets for the Seattle Rep's production of Robert Schenkkan's "All the Way" then just stop reading this and go take care of that. I'll wait. Done? OK, now we can continue to talk about this juggernaut of a play that has completely lived up to all the hype that preceded it and more. (more...)

Bryan Cranston Set to Star in New Thriller THE INFILTRATORBryan Cranston Set to Star in New Thriller THE INFILTRATOR
by Movies News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Bryan Cranston is attached to star in 'The Infiltrator,' directed by Brad Furman, which is the first in a line of seven projects by Good Films. (more...)

ZACH Theatre to Stage Texas Premiere of Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAYZACH Theatre to Stage Texas Premiere of Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

ZACH Theatre has announced the newest addition to its 2014-15 Season - The 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Play- ALL THE WAY. (more...)

Bryan Cranston in Talks to Co-Star in Legendary's THE GREAT WALLBryan Cranston in Talks to Co-Star in Legendary's THE GREAT WALL
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Matt Damon is also in talks to co-star in the film, which Zhang Yimou will direct. Tony Gilroy recently completed the latest draft of the film's script. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Bryan Cranston Brings His Love of Baseball to the Stage in New Commercial for MLB!STAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Bryan Cranston Brings His Love of Baseball to the Stage in New Commercial for MLB!
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2014

Stage and screen star Bryan Cranston stars in a new MLB commercial for TBS, in which he 'previews' his one-man show version of the post season. Check out his hilarious tribute to baseball below! (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi Opening October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

Bryan Cranston Sells Comedy Pilot to NBCBryan Cranston Sells Comedy Pilot to NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

According to Deadline, NBC has landed small screen adaptation of Conn and Hal Iggulden's THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS from Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston. (more...)

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces World Premiere of THE 12 as Final Show of Season, 3/27 - 4/26Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces World Premiere of THE 12 as Final Show of Season, 3/27 - 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the Theatre Company's world premiere of The 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/15/14 - Neil Patrick Harris Says Farewell, POOR BEHAVIOR Opens, ROCKY Leaves the Ring and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/15/14 - Neil Patrick Harris Says Farewell, POOR BEHAVIOR Opens, ROCKY Leaves the Ring and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 15, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: LES MIZ gets a new 'Javert' tonight, Broadway honors Lauren Bacall, and Sunday sees Neil Patrick Harris's final HEDWIG performance and ROCKY's last match on Broadway but welcomes POOR BEHAVIOR to the off-Broadway lineup! (more...)

New Robert Schenkkan-Neil Berg Musical THE 12 to Premiere in Denver in 2015New Robert Schenkkan-Neil Berg Musical THE 12 to Premiere in Denver in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the Theatre Company's world premiere of The 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. (more...)

Back as LBJ! Bryan Cranston to Reprise Award-Winning Role in ALL THE WAY Adaptation for HBO FilmsBack as LBJ! Bryan Cranston to Reprise Award-Winning Role in ALL THE WAY Adaptation for HBO Films
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Variety writes that Bryan Cranston will take his Tony Award-winning portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson to the small screen in an HBO Films adaptation of last season's Broadway hit ALL THE WAY. Playwright Robert Schenkkan will adapt the project. (more...)

OSF to Present THE GREAT SOCIETY, Follow-Up to Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY, 7/27OSF to Present THE GREAT SOCIETY, Follow-Up to Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) will open Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 27 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. The Great Society was commissioned by and co-produced with Seattle Repertory Theatre and developed through OSF's American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle and the Orchard Project. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  6/30; ALL THE WAY Breaks RecordsINDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/30; ALL THE WAY Breaks Records
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 6/29/2014. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/28-6/29/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/28-6/29/2014
by - Jun 29, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 29, 2014 - Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Company of ALL THE WAY Shot on PolaroidsPhoto Flash: Company of ALL THE WAY Shot on Polaroids
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

In honor of All the Way's closing, Robert Petkoff took photos of the company on on instant film with a Polaroid 250 Land Camera- a fitting tribute to the historical play which takes place in the 1960s. All the Way takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first year of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill. Check below to see the portraits! (more...)

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