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Photo Flash: President Jimmy Carter and More Attend CAMP DAVID's Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. Camp David runs now through May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities, featuring the real President Jimmy Carter and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Arena Stage's World Premiere of CAMP DAVID Captivates, Shows Considerable Potential
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 04, 2014

Admittedly, I am a sucker for new plays, but when they're as ambitious as this one, I get even more excited. This one is one to be excited about. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Molly Smith and Larry Wright on CAMP DAVID's Journey from Summit to Stage
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 27, 2014

In Washington, it is not unusual to see Marine One fly the first family to the presidential retreat - Naval Support Facility Thurmont, more commonly known as Camp David. A trip to the wooded retreat located 62 miles north of the nation's capital in Thurmont, Maryland, is usually intended to be a relaxing weekend for the nation's chief executive. However, 36 years ago it became the crux of American foreign policy in the Middle East and home to a summit that was anything but tranquil. After five wars in less than three decades, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were brought together by President Jimmy Carter to broker peace between the two nations. The resulting Camp David Accords would be a highpoint of American foreign policy in the twentieth century. The story behind the Accords is the focus of Arena's Stage's world premiere production of Camp David. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. Camp David runs tonight, March 21-May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Cabaret in Pictures: 1998-2004
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 19, 2014

We dug through our archives to unveil the history our 1998 revival of Cabaret. Take a look through the years as we trace back to the first preview of our multi award-winning production. (more...)

John Noble, Halley Feiffer, Daniel Eric Gold & More to Star in Second Stage's THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE; Previews Will Now Begin 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theatre has announced complete casting and new performance dates for its upcoming production of JON ROBIN BAITZ's drama, THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE. The company will feature HALLEY FEIFFER (2ST's suburbia, The House of Blue Leaves), DANIEL ERIC GOLD (2ST's subUrbia, Ugly Betty) CARTER HUDSON (The Whipping Man), JOHN NOBLE (TV's Fringe and Sleepy Hollow), and CHARLAYNE WOODARD (2ST's Sorrows and Rejoicings, Ain't Misbehavin'). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID - Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy, Ron Rifkin and Richard Thomas!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. Camp David runs March 21-May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Debra Monk Birthday Concert Raises Over $140,000 for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Tony Award winner Debra Monk turned her 65th birthday into an all-star party with her closest friends on Monday, February 24, 2014, delivering a non-stop evening of rock, pop and laughter produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The concert, billed as 'Totally Hot and a Little Dirty,' raised $140,355. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrea Martin, Victor Garber & More Help Debra Monk Celebrate Birthday for BC/EFA!
by Jessica Gordon - Feb 25, 2014

Just last night, beloved stage and screen star Debra Monk celebrated her 65th birthday in a free-wheeling rock 'n' roll concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Debra Monk Birthday Bash (#debrabday) featured the Tony Award winner and some of her most talented friends rollicking through a collection of their favorite rock and pop hits. Among those were two-time Tony nominee Charlotte D'Amboise, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis, four-time Tony nominee and six-time Emmy nominee Victor Garber, two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Andrea Martin and Tony and Emmy nominee Ron Rifkin. BroadwayWorld bring you photos from the concert below! (more...)

Scoop: MIND GAMES on ABC - Tonight, February 25, 2014
by TV Scoop - Feb 25, 2014

Get all the scoop on MIND GAMES, airing on ABC tonight, February 25, 2014! (more...)

Get 'Totally Hot and a Little Dirty' with Debra Monk & Friends
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 21, 2014


BWW TV Exclusive: Debra Monk Reveals Details on Her Birthday Benefit Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2014

Beloved stage and screen star Debra Monk celebrates her 65th birthday February 24, 2014, in a free-wheeling rock 'n' roll concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was in the rehearsal room with Debra and the gang to preview the show, and you can check out an exclusive interview with Monk below! (more...)

BWW Special: Enter to Win VIP Ticket Upgrade to Debra Monk's BIRTHDAY BASH Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Beloved stage and screen star Debra Monk celebrates her 65th birthday February 24, 2014, in a free-wheeling rock 'n' roll concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld has just launched a ticket special that could give you a chance to celebrate up close with Debra and company! Use the code 'BWW' here, when purchasing two tickets to enter for a VIP ticket upgrade and an invite to the cast party! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Andrea Martin Talks Debra Monk's Birthday Benefit Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2014

Beloved stage and screen star Debra Monk celebrates her 65th birthday February 24, 2014, in a free-wheeling rock 'n' roll concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was in the rehearsal room with Debra and the gang to preview the show, and you can check out an exclusive interview with Andrea Martin below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Jim Newman Talks Debra Monk's Birthday Benefit Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 15, 2014

Beloved stage and screen star Debra Monk celebrates her 65th birthday February 24, 2014, in a free-wheeling rock 'n' roll concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was in the rehearsal room with Debra and the gang to preview the show, and you can check out an exclusive interview with Jim Newman below! (more...)

Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy to Join Ron Rifkin, Richard Thomas in Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. The production features Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote (Broadway's Dividing the Estate) as Rosalynn Carter, Egyptian actor and activist Khaled Nabawy (Kingdom of Heaven, Fair Game) as Anwar Sadat, Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin (Alias, Broadway's Cabaret) as Menachem Begin and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons) as President Jimmy Carter. Camp David runs March 21-May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Scoop: MIND GAMES on ABC - Tuesday, February 25, 2014
by TV Scoop - Feb 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on MIND GAMES, airing on ABC on Tuesday, February 25, 2014! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Debra Monk and Andrea Martin in Rehearsal for BC/EFA Rock 'n' Roll Benefit and Birthday Bash
by Stage Tube - Feb 07, 2014

Beloved stage and screen star Debra Monk celebrates her 65th birthday February 24, 2014, in a free-wheeling rock 'n' roll concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. In the behind-the-scenes video below, Debra Monk and Andrea Martin take us into the rehearsal room and explain what it means to be 'totally hot and a little dirty.' Click below! (more...)

Arena Stage President & Mrs. Carter Named Honorary Chairs of CAMP DAVID Red Carpet Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie have announced President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter will serve as Honorary Chairs of The Camp David Red Carpet Premiere, Thursday April 3, 2014. The exclusive evening will surround the official opening night for the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, directed by Smith and produced in association with Gerald Rafshoon. The event will include a VIP pre-show cocktail reception, three-course seated dinner in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, opening night performance of Camp David and post-show dessert reception with the cast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Debra Monk and Andrea Martin for BIRTHDAY BASH!
by Walter McBride - Feb 05, 2014

Stage and screen star Debra Monk and several of her other superbly talented friends will celebrate Monk's 65th birthday at a February 24, 2014, rock 'n' roll concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The 'totally hot and a little dirty' Debra Monk Birthday Bash (#debrabday) will feature Charlotte D'Amboise, Scott Ellis,Victor Garber, Andrea Martin and Ron Rifkin. BroadwayWorld was in rehearsal with Monk yesterday and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

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