Sam Rudy News

Michael Mayer-Helmed Musical BROOKLYNITE & Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA; OR AMBITION Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Vineyard Theatre will produce the world-premiere of the musical BROOKLYNITE directed by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer as well as a new play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (APPROPRIATE) as part of the non-profit theatre company's 2014-15 season, it was confirmed this afternoon by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre Celebrates 30 Gala with John Tartaglia, Ann Harada & More!
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2013

Vineyard Theatre's annual Gala, this year celebrating the institution's 30th Anniversary, took place at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) last night, March 18, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m. (cocktails at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm and performance at 8:30pm). BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Actor and Author Arthur Wooten
by Gregory G. Allen - Dec 03, 2012

Actor and author Arthur Wooten has penned a fictional memoir of a Broadway actress struck by a mysterious disease in his new novel DIZZY. (more...)

Heller Highwater Relocates to 5th Avenue
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Heller Highwater LLC - a communications company in New York, NY providing a full array of public relations services for its performing arts & entertainment, non-profit, consumer lifestyle and travel/hospitality clients - will relocate its offices to 501 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10017 effective December 1st, 2012, it has been announced by Heller Highwater LLC founder and president, Dale Heller. (more...)

Photo Flash: FLIPZOIDS At Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Show Closes 2/6
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 30, 2011

'Do you like it in America?' 70-year-old recent immigrant from the Philippines Aying (played by Obie award-winning actress Ching Valdes-Aran) and her new friend and teenage flip Redford (played by former 'Sesame Street' child actor Carlo Albán) had been truthful enough to admit that they didn't seem to like much America. Aying's daughter Vangie (played by young Asian American thespian Tina Chilip) had thought otherwise -- these clashing personal views on family, relationships and cultural assimilation are bluntly thrown at you in Ma-Yi Theater Company's first revival of its critically-acclaimed one act play 'Flipzoids'. Written by Ralph B. Peña and directed and designed by Loy Arcenas, the production runs through Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater of the Playwrights Horizon (416 W 4nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Party for the LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS At The Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2009

Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Judith Ivey portrays that great woman of American letters -- letters from readers seeking advice, that is -- as she plays the legendary, trailblazing columnist Ann Landers in David Rambo's play The Lady With All The Answers which opened Off-Broadway this fall at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in New York City. B.J. Jones directs. The production will run through November 29. Opening night was October 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: NAATCO's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

On Monday, September 14th, The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) will present a one-night-only all Asian-American performance of Terrence McNally's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, directed by Alan Muraoka, at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) to benefit NAATCO. Joe Mantello, the original director of LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! and Stephen Bogardus, a member of the play's original cast, were honorary chairs for the NAATCO benefit performance. (more...)

Alan Muraoka Directs All Asian-American Cast In LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! At Cherry Lane 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) will present a one-night-only all Asian-American performance of Terrence McNally's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, directed by Alan Muraoka, on Monday, September 14 with a 6:00pm cocktail reception and a 7:00pm performance at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) to benefit NAATCO. (more...)

Alan Muraoka Directs All Asian-American Cast In LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! At Cherry Lane 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2009

The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) will present a one-night-only all Asian-American performance of Terrence McNally's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, directed by Alan Muraoka, on Monday, September 14 with a 6:00pm cocktail reception and a 7:00pm performance at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) to benefit NAATCO. (more...)

T. Scott Cunningham, Theatre And Screen Actor, Dead At Age 47
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2009

Actor T. Scott Cunningham, a founding member of Drama Dept. and The Vineyard Community of Artists, died at NYU Medical Center in New York City on Saturday, June 20 from complications due to pneumonia and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, according to Sam Rudy, a spokesperson for The Vineyard Theatre. Mr. Cunningham was 47 years old. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Vineyard Theatre Honors Marian Seldes
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2009

The Vineyard Theatre -- where Marian Seldes originated her role in Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play THREE TALL WOMEN in 1993 -- honored the Tony Award-winning actress at the theatre's annual gala on Monday, February 9th at 6 PM at The Rainbow Room (30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th floor) in Manhattan. (more...)

Broadway Dims Marquees and Mourns Gerald Schoenfeld
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008

Gerald Schoenfeld, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Shubert Organization, Inc., a theatre organization engaged in the ownership and operation of legitimate theatres in New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C. died suddenly at his home in Manhattan on Tuesday, November 25, according to Sam Rudy, a spokesperson for The Shubert Organization. Mr. Schoenfeld was 84 years old. (more...)

Broadway Bullet Interview: People Vs. Mona
by Michael Gilboe - Jul 26, 2007

We meet with Jim Wann, the composer/lyricist/co-author of the book, and with director/producer, Kate Middleton. Daniel Bailey accompanies Mariand Torres and Richard Binder in three songs: 'Tippo', 'Lockdown Blues', and Come on Down to Tippo'. This is Jim Wann's first musical since the award-winning Pump Boys and Dinettes, which launched the career of Debra Monk, among others. A little bit love story, a little bit courtroom drama, the musical comedy is set in Tippo, Geroge. It's about the trial of Mona Mae Kitt, who owns a popular hangout in town, and is charged with her husband's murder. If she's convicted, she will have to go to jail, and her attorney has never won a case against the prosecutor -- who is also his fiancee. This production marks its New York premiere. It is playing at the Abingdon Theatre (312 West 36th Street), and opened July 18th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Off-Broadway's The People vs. Mona
by BWW - Jul 16, 2007

Ground UP Productions presents the New York premiere of The People vs. Mona, a new Southern murder mystery musical from Jim Wann (more...)

Photo Coverage: Avenue Q Celebrates 1500th Performance
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 06, 2007

AVENUE Q played its 1,500th performance on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) on Sunday evening, March 4th and BroadwayWorld.com was there! (more...)

Photo Flash: Chase and Kitt Sign Hilton's Harmony Piano
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2006

High Fidelity star and composer Will Chase and Tom Kitt signed the Hilton's Celebrity-Autographed Harmony Piano on November 2nd (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at DOG SEES GOD
by Ben Strothmann - Dec 16, 2005

A host of talented, hot and hip young stage, film and television actors star in DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD, a new play by Bert V. Royal, which opened December 15th, Off-Broadway at the Century Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

new play I COULD SAY MORE opens Off-Bway Jan. 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 01, 2001