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by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

A laugh out loud, heartrending tale about a young visionary who's on a daunting mission to get people to read more by using a medium he believes is contributing to the end of civilization --- reality TV --- is the hilarious subject of the new dramatic podcast Rewrites penned by New York Times bestselling author and Oprah Book Club Pick novelist Tawni O'Dell. (more...)

Memory Play ORANGE JULIUS Begins Previews Next Week Off-BroadwayMemory Play ORANGE JULIUS Begins Previews Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next week, January 10, at 8:00pm for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73's New York premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's memory play about a transmasculine child and their dying Vietnam vet father. Orange Julius, directed by Dustin Wills, will run at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, and opens Sunday, January 22, at 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Page 73's ORANGE JULIUS at Rattlestick Playwrights TheaterPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Page 73's ORANGE JULIUS at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73 presentation of the New York premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's memory play about a transmasculine child and their dying Vietnam vet father, Orange Julius, directed by Dustin Wills. Previews begin January 10 for an opening January 22 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater & Page 73 Present New York Premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's ORANGE JULIUSRattlestick Playwrights Theater & Page 73 Present New York Premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's ORANGE JULIUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73 present the New York premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's memory play about a transmasculine child and their dying Vietnam vet father, Orange Julius, directed by Dustin Wills, beginning previews January 10 for an opening January 22 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place.   (more...)

 MONARCH ROOFTOP in Midtown Introduces Fall Menu MONARCH ROOFTOP in Midtown Introduces Fall Menu
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Monarch Rooftop, located at 71 West 35th Street, has announced a new fall menu that includes an exciting array of cocktails and seasonal dishes. (more...)

Feld Entertainment and Experience Expand Relationship to Offer VIP Experiences and Seat Upgrades for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey', Monster Jam', Monster Energy SFeld Entertainment and Experience Expand Relationship to Offer VIP Experiences and Seat Upgrades for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey', Monster Jam', Monster Energy S
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

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OF MICE AND MEN Ends Broadway Run Today; Revival to be FilmedOF MICE AND MEN Ends Broadway Run Today; Revival to be Filmed
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men played its final performance today. The producion starred Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester, and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first 'hit' of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production originally opened on Wednesday, April 16, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Enters Final 2 Weeks of Performances on BroadwayOF MICE AND MEN Enters Final 2 Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Final 2 weeks to see Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton in John Steinbeck's masterpiece, Of Mice and Men. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first "hit" of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and Edward Norton Visit OF MICE AND MENPhoto Flash: Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and Edward Norton Visit OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton star in John Steinbeck's masterpiece about chasing the American dream, OF MICE AND MEN on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). Scroll down for a recent photo of celebs Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and Edward Norton visiting backstage with the cast! (more...)

Last 4 Weeks to See James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in OF MICE AND MEN, Now Through 7/27Last 4 Weeks to See James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in OF MICE AND MEN, Now Through 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Final 4 weeks to see Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton in John Steinbeck's masterpiece about chasing the American dream, Of Mice and Men. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first "hit" of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Recoups Broadway Investment!OF MICE AND MEN Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, recouped its $3.8 million capitalization in just twelve weeks, making it the first of the spring to do so. The critically acclaimed production which opened on Wednesday, April 16 and is now in its final seven weeks on Broadway, shattered the house record at the Longacre Theatre and is the first Broadway production of the spring season to recoup its initial investment. The strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: OF MICE AND MEN's James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & More Get Sardi's CaricaturesPhoto Coverage: OF MICE AND MEN's James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & More Get Sardi's Caricatures
by Walter McBride - May 22, 2014

Just yesterday the cast of OF MICE AND MEN gathered at Sardi's for the official portrait unveilings of for 2014 Tony Award, Drama Desk and Drama League nominee Chris O'Dowd, James Franco, Leighton Meester and Tony Award winner Jim Norton. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

VIDEO: 9 Circus Acrobats Injured Due to Snapping CableVIDEO: 9 Circus Acrobats Injured Due to Snapping Cable
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2014

Eleven people were injured during a Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey circus performance in Rhode Island. Nine are acrobats who were performing the stunt and the other two are unknown. The acrobats were performing a stunt mid-air when a cable snapped, causing the apparatus to plummet to the ground. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 18, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at the opening night curtain calls for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and OF MICE AND MEN - plus a peek into the festivities at this year's Olivier Awards and a look at the cast of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in action! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside OF MICE AND MEN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!Photo Coverage: Inside OF MICE AND MEN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Apr 17, 2014

The red carpet was filled with Broadway stars last night, as they gathered for opening night of Of Mice and Men, featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet at the Longacre Theatre and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: OF MICE AND MEN Cast Arrives on Broadway- Inside the Opening Night After Party!Photo Coverage: OF MICE AND MEN Cast Arrives on Broadway- Inside the Opening Night After Party!
by Walter McBride - Apr 17, 2014

The new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men has officially arrived on Broadway! Featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester, and with direction by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the show just opened last night, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & OF MICE AND MEN Company Take Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & OF MICE AND MEN Company Take Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 17, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men, featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester, just opened last night, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the opening night festivities and below, you can check out photos from the curtain call! (more...)

Review Roundup: OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 16, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men officially opens tonight, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes OF MICE AND MEN to Broadway!STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes OF MICE AND MEN to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

In the below video, listen to the writers of MURDER FOR TWO as they play you one of the songs they absolutely 100% wrote from the new Broadway hit, Of Mice and Men! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & More in OF MICE AND MEN on Broadway!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & More in OF MICE AND MEN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men is currently in previews, ahead of an official opening night tomorrow, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek at this all-star production, featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester! (more...)

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