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Photo Flash: Bay Street Thanks Supporters at Topping Rose House PartyPhoto Flash: Bay Street Thanks Supporters at Topping Rose House Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts hosted a holiday party for supporters of Bay Street's 2014 season. The event took place at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, NY. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

GREY GARDENS Set for Bay Street Theater's 2015 Mainstage SeasonGREY GARDENS Set for Bay Street Theater's 2015 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced one of the three productions planned for the 2015 Mainstage Season. The season begins on May 26 and runs through August 30. The third production of the summer will be the musical GREY GARDENS, running from July 28 - August 30, with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie. Casting and the creative team will be announced soon. The show is currently only available as part of a 2015 Mainstage Season Subscription, which are available by calling the Box Office at ?631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Monmouth Community Players to Stage GREY GARDENS, Jan 31-Feb 8Monmouth Community Players to Stage GREY GARDENS, Jan 31-Feb 8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Rub elbows with Jackie O's scandalous relatives, as Monmouth Community Players presents GREY GARDENS, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Joins National New Play NetworkCustom Made Theatre Joins National New Play Network
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

?San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre Company has been accepted as an associate member of the National New Play Network (NNPN), according to Custom Made's managing executive director Leah Abrams. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate WritersPlaywrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate Writers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Playwrights Horizons today announced several major initiatives that will expand the ways in which theater writers are compensated. As a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists and to the production of their new work, Playwrights Horizons is committed to establishing new standards in compensation that will directly benefit all of its writers and taking a leadership position in responding to the reality that theater writers are among the lowest-compensated creative artists in America. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS, GREY GARDENS, Lena Horne, and More Featured in New BookDREAMGIRLS, GREY GARDENS, Lena Horne, and More Featured in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

New Book from Theatre/Film/Art Publicist Now Available: THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK by Walter Newkirk. Backstage stories about Lena Horne/LENA HORNE: The Lady & Her Music, Sheryl Lee Ralph/ DREAMGIRLS, Grey Gardens The Musical and The Broadway Annies including Sarah Jessica Parker, Andrea McArdle, Shelley Bruce, Alyson Kirk and Alyson Smith are featured in the new book The Secret LIfe of Walter Newkirk. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala - Part OnePhoto Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala - Part One
by Walter McBride - Oct 31, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, earlier this week on October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside 2014 Dramatists Guild Fund Gala, Hosted by Andrew Lippa and Featuring Christine Ebersole, Kate Baldwin & MorePhoto Coverage: Inside 2014 Dramatists Guild Fund Gala, Hosted by Andrew Lippa and Featuring Christine Ebersole, Kate Baldwin & More
by Walter McBride - Oct 28, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, last night, Monday, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for theD ramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

Andrew Lippa Hosts Tonight's Dramatists Guild Gala, Showcasing Playwrights, Lyricists and ComposersAndrew Lippa Hosts Tonight's Dramatists Guild Gala, Showcasing Playwrights, Lyricists and Composers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris joins starry line up for the Dramatists Guild Fund's annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, set for tonight, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30pm. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris Joins Next Week's Dramatists Guild Fund BenefitTony Winner Michael Cerveris Joins Next Week's Dramatists Guild Fund Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris will join starry line up for the Dramatists Guild Fund's annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, set for Monday, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30pm. (more...)

Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes CastRehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: SpeakEasy Stages a Visually Rich FAR FROM HEAVENBWW REVIEW: SpeakEasy Stages a Visually Rich FAR FROM HEAVEN
by Jan Nargi - Oct 11, 2014

The score to Scott Frankel and Michael Korie's Off-Broadway musical FAR FROM HEAVEN may be less than memorable, but gorgeous visuals and a superb performance by Jennifer Ellis as Cathy make SpeakEasy Stage's 2014-15 season opener unforgettable. (more...)

Stearns Matthews to Play Album Release Shows, 11/01, 12/06Stearns Matthews to Play Album Release Shows, 11/01, 12/06
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

Acclaimed cabaret vocalist Stearns Matthews is proud to announce the release of his debut album, SPARK, on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. After six years of entertaining in cabaret rooms with “a voice as pure as rainwater” (William Westhoven, The Daily Record), Matthews leaps to the next stage of his career: recording. The recording showcases Matthews' musical versatility as well as dynamic range, and features a mix of new arrangements of time-tested standards, musical theater favorites, as well as a never-before-recorded song by John Bucchino, My Alligator and Me. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of DevelopmentPlaywrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Playwrights Horizons announced the appointment of Liz Fallon Culp as the institution's new Director of Development. Ms. Culp joins the acclaimed theater company direct from New York Public Radio (WNYC/WQXR), where she served as the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Legacy Giving. She began with the theater company this month, leading its seven-person Development department. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space TonightChristine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Tonight, September 29 (8 pm), Symphony Space will present Sundance...Sings!, spotlighting songs from groundbreaking shows developed with support from the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, sung by a stellar cast. Christine Ebersole, Ann Harada, Annie Golden, Joshua Henry, and fourteen other notables will take the stage at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in selections from the Broadway oeuvre of Stew + Heidi Rodewald, Scott Frankel, Adam Guettel, Lisa Kron, Michael John LaChiusa, Bill Finn, Steven Lutvak, Duncan Sheik, and others. (more...)

Author Walter Newkirk to Talk GREY GARDENS Doc, Musical and HBO Film in Chatham, 10/2Author Walter Newkirk to Talk GREY GARDENS Doc, Musical and HBO Film in Chatham, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

On Thursday, October 2 at 12:30pm Senior Services of the Chatham's in Chatham, NJ welcomes Walter Newkirk, founder of Walter Newkirk Public Relations LLC and author of memoraBEALEia : A Private Scrapbook about Edie Beale of Grey Gardens for a lecture about Grey Gardens: the critically acclaimed documentary, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, and the Emmy and Golden Globe winning HBO film film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. A free screening of the HBO film will be presented followed by a Q&A session with Walter, an expert on all things Grey Gardens. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space, 9/29Christine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

On Monday, September 29 (8 pm), Symphony Space will present Sundance…Sings!, spotlighting songs from groundbreaking shows developed with support from the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, sung by a stellar cast. Christine Ebersole, Ann Harada, Annie Golden, Joshua Henry, and fourteen other notables will take the stage at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in selections from the Broadway oeuvre of Stew + Heidi Rodewald, Scott Frankel, Adam Guettel, Lisa Kron, Michael John LaChiusa, Bill Finn, Steven Lutvak, Duncan Sheik, and others. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company to Present FAR FROM HEAVEN, 9/12-10/11SpeakEasy Stage Company to Present FAR FROM HEAVEN, 9/12-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

From September 12 - October 11, 2014, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the Boston Premiere of FAR FROM HEAVEN, a lush new musical based on Todd Haynes' acclaimed 2002 film. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 8/24 for ANYTHING GOES at The Hobby Center This FallTickets Go on Sale 8/24 for ANYTHING GOES at The Hobby Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Houston premiere October 14-19 as part of the 2014-2015 Season of Broadway at the Hobby Center. Individual tickets will be on sale beginning Sunday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

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