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WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 30, 2015

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: BROOKLYNITE begins off-Broadway, THE NETHER starts at the Duke of York's in London, and PHANTOM marks 27 years on the Great White Way! (more...)

Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews TonightSecond Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Directed by Austin Pendleton, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins previews tonight, January 16, 2015 and will officially open on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mark Nelson in VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interviews: Mark Nelson in VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 12, 2015

'Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike' will be onstage at Paper Mill Playhouse from January 21st through February 15th. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Mark Nelson who stars as Vanya in this touching and comical Tony Award winning play. (more...)

Netflix Orders Second Season of MARCO POLO; Announces Premiere Dates for New SeriesNetflix Orders Second Season of MARCO POLO; Announces Premiere Dates for New Series
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced a new ten episode chapter in the adventures of Marco Polo and upcoming premiere dates for some of its highly anticipated new original series. (more...)

CEDARS to Feature Texts by Ten Native American Writers at La MaMa, 1/22-2/1CEDARS to Feature Texts by Ten Native American Writers at La MaMa, 1/22-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Mirage Theatre Company is making its La MaMa debut with 'Cedars,' a theatrical adaptation of Native American poetry and prose performed by Native American actors, directed by June Prager. (more...)

CEDARS, Featuring Works by Native American Writers, Set for La MaMa in 2015CEDARS, Featuring Works by Native American Writers, Set for La MaMa in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Mirage Theatre Company is making its La MaMa debut with 'Cedars,' a theatrical adaptation of Native American poetry and prose performed by Native American actors, directed by June Prager. Through the poetic voices of contemporary Native American writers, the play gives a 21st century face to the struggles of indigenous people, depicting their adaptation into modern-day society and celebrating Native American culture and enduring spirit. Participating writers include Arthur Tulee (Yakama), Tiffany Midge (Hunkpapa Sioux), Gail Tremblay (Onondaga/M'kmaq), Deborah A. Miranda (Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen), Alex Jacobs (Akwesasne Mohawk), William Michael Paul (Hunkpapa Sioux), Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki), Martha Brice (Tlingit), Molly McGlennen (Anishinaabe), and Evan Pritchard (M'kmaq). La MaMa will present the work, in association with Mirage Theatre Company, January 22 to February 1 in La MaMa's First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street (East Village). (more...)

So Who Were the Celebrities Singing on COLBERT's All-Star Finale? Check Out the Full List!So Who Were the Celebrities Singing on COLBERT's All-Star Finale? Check Out the Full List!
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The distinguished group of celebrities ran the gamut from the fields of film, TV, theater, literature and politics. Check out the impressive list below (more...)

Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Public Theater announced the return of Public Forum's holiday tradition, a one-night-only Drama Club reading and discussion of THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER on Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public. Just in time for the holidays, this exciting evening will feature a reading of Thornton Wilder's 1931 one-act featuring Tarell Alvin McCraney, Ethan Lipton, Andrew Solomon, and Tappan Wilder. Wilder's ingenious, heartbreaking play traces 90 years in the life of an American family, and will spark a discussion about family and storytelling in a society that's rapidly accelerating. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Thomas Sadoski on TAKE CARE, THE NEWSROOM, New York Theatre CommunityBWW Interview: Tony Nominee Thomas Sadoski on TAKE CARE, THE NEWSROOM, New York Theatre Community
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2014

The new independent film TAKE CARE stars Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadoski. Since 1998, Sadoski has been one of the most reliable performers in the New York theatre community, being seen in world premieres by Lucy Thurber, Rajiv Joseph, Neil LaBute, and and Jon Robin Baitz, amongst many others. He earned a Tony-nom for REASONS TO BE PRETTY, and Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for the original Off-Broadway production of OTHER DESERT CITIES. (more...)

Ron Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYRon Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Casting is complete for Second Stage Theatre presentation of the Atlantic Theater Company's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' acclaimed play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. Ron Cephas Jones (Of Mice of Men and 2ST's Wildflower) and Michael Rispoli (Between Riverside and Crazy at ATC) join previously announced cast members Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, 2ST's Jitney), Victor Almanzar (Repertorio Espanol, LAByrinth Theater), Elizabeth Canavan (The Little Flower of East Orange), Rosal Colon (The Motherf*cker with the Hat) and Liza Colon-Zayas (2ST Water by the Spoonful and Living Out). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Oh Shenandoah' Episode of HBO's THE NEWSROOMVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Oh Shenandoah' Episode of HBO's THE NEWSROOM
by - Dec 1, 2014

On the next episode of HBO's THE NEWSROOM titled "Oh Shenandoah", incarcerated for contempt, Will (Jeff Daniels) refuses to reveal the name of Neal's (Dev Patel) government source. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Run' Episode of HBO's THE NEWSROOMVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Run' Episode of HBO's THE NEWSROOM
by - Nov 10, 2014

On the next episode of HBO's THE NEWSROOM titled "Run", with Rebecca (Marcia Gay Harden) again tasked with defending ACN in a possible lawsuit, Will tries to protect Neal from the fallout over the DOD leak. (more...)

HBO Premieres New Seasons of 'NEWSROOM', 'COMEBACK' & GETTING ON TonightHBO Premieres New Seasons of 'NEWSROOM', 'COMEBACK' & GETTING ON Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2014

HBO has confirmed that the new seasons of THE NEWSROOM, THE COMEBACK and GETTING ON will debut back-to-back TONIGHT, NOV. 9, starting at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

Aizzah Fatima's DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE Plays Leicester Square This WeekendAizzah Fatima's DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE Plays Leicester Square This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The critically acclaimed one woman play Dirty Paki Lingerie directed by Erica Gould comes to London after sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Toronto, NYC, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan. Award winning actress and comedy writer Aizzah Fatima debuts her solo play Dirty Paki Lingerie on the West End today, October 24 at Leicester Square Theatre at 9pm, and then plays at Rich Mix Cultural Arts Centre on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Aizzah Fatima's DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE to Play Leicester Square Theatre, 24-25 OctAizzah Fatima's DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE to Play Leicester Square Theatre, 24-25 Oct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The critically acclaimed one woman play Dirty Paki Lingerie directed by Erica Gould comes to London after sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Toronto, NYC, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan. Award winning actress and comedy writer Aizzah Fatima debuts her solo play Dirty Paki Lingerie on the West End this Friday, October 24 at Leicester Square Theatre at 9pm, and then plays at Rich Mix Cultural Arts Centre on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

HBO to Premiere Third & Final Season of THE NEWSROOM, 11/9HBO to Premiere Third & Final Season of THE NEWSROOM, 11/9
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The third and final season of THE NEWSROOM finds Will and Mac and the staff of 'News Night' facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network looming on the horizon, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm that threatens to topple more than one professional career. (more...)

Rocco Landesman to Receive A.R.T.'s Annual Robert Brustein AwardRocco Landesman to Receive A.R.T.'s Annual Robert Brustein Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; announced today that the 2014 recipient of the annual Robert Brustein Award is Rocco Landesman, a long-time Broadway theatre producer, who served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from August 2009 to December 2012. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Blessing Sees The Arms Race as A WALK IN THE WOODSBWW Reviews: Blessing Sees The Arms Race as A WALK IN THE WOODS
by Michael Dale - Oct 1, 2014

Kathleen Chalfant and Paul Niebanck star as Cold War negotiators out for a friendly stroll. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Honor John Hurt, Stacy Keach & Diana Rigg at 2014 GalaShakespeare Theatre Company to Honor John Hurt, Stacy Keach & Diana Rigg at 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) has selected John Hurt, Stacy Keach and Dame Diana Rigg as the 2014 recipients of The William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award), which recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to classical theatre in America. The Beech Street Foundation will be awarded the Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts. The awards will be presented at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, October 5, 2014, hosted by STC at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) and the National Building Museum (440 G Street NW). (more...)

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