Stewart F. Lane News

Wide Eyed Productions Announces WIDE EYED WINKS, a Development Season, Now Through 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

This season predicates future seasons by workshopping and reading plays to excite and invigorate theatergoers and the production company alike. Through a series of readings open to the public, Wide Eyed Productions aims to strike a chord within the community. (more...)

Gallery Henoch Presents Winter Group Spotlight: Max Ferguson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The new painting by Max Ferguson touches on his interest in family. A young mother is viewed overlooking a vast horizon of water. It is an image that speaks of tranquility and optimism. Ferguson posses the rare ability to depict very intimate moments with a pervasive appeal. At times it's as if the more personal the piece, the more universal his message. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 1 - 7
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 07, 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 cast of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher's debut performance of CINDERELLA, intermission and superbowl pictures from casts across Broadway, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet of ROMEO AND JULIET's Big Screen Premiere with Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The film just made its NYC premiere and BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Orlando Bloom's ROMEO & JULIET Coming to Movie Theaters Nationwide This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Starring Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean) as Romeo and Condola Rashad (Smash, Sex and the City 2) as Juliet, the film has an exclusive run in movie theatres from February 13-19. (more...)

Nathan Lane, Jonathan Groff, Donna Murphy & More Set for Drama League's 2014 Winter-Spring Season Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

The Drama League has announced their Winter/Spring 2014 Programming Schedule of special performances, events and educational offerings at the new Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca, and elsewhere. Highlights include intimate evenings with TonyŽ Award winners Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy, Jason Robert Brown, Michael Mayer and John Patrick Shanley, plus TonyŽ Award Nominee Jonathan Groff. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOEY'S FAIRYTALE ADVENTURE Celebrates World Premiere at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center held a sold out world premiere of Moey's Fairytale Adventure, a 60-minute, fun-filled, immersive children's musical. The new musical is the brainchild of children's performer Melissa Levis, also known as Moey, and authors Leah Lane and Stewart F. Lane, a Tony Award winner. The musical was produced by James Beneduce, Bonnie Comley and Alyssa Renzi, and directed by Broadway veteran Marie Danvers (Phantom of the Opera, The New Moon, A Moment in Time.) Scroll down for photos from the premiere! (more...)

Photo Flash: Drama League Founding Supporters' Flash Mob Proposal in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Bruce Arakelian and Tom Bodkin have been in a relationship for thirty years. Same Sex marriage is not legal in their home state of North Carolina so Arakelian decided to surprise Bodkin with a flash mob proposal in Times Square on Friday morning, and Bodkin said, 'yes!' A November wedding is planned at the Manhattan Penthouse of Broadway producers, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley. Carole will be the officiant and Leah Lane is the couple's Best Person. Scroll down for photos of the flash mob proposal! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paris Honors Robert Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2013

Paris celebrates Robert Wilson. In November, he will be directing famed dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov and world-renowned actor Willem Dafoe in The Old Woman, an adaptation of the work by Russian author Daniil Kharms, at Theatre de la Ville and Christopher Knowles in The Sundance Kid is Beautiful at The Louvre. Mr. Wilson will be the Louvre's artist in residence from mid-November 2013 to mid-February 2014 with exhibitions of Living Rooms and his voom portraits of Lady Gaga. In December, his Peter Pan with the Berliner Ensemble will be at Theatre de la Ville, and in January, his iconic opera with Philip Glass, Einstein on the Beach, will return to Paris at the Theatre du Chatelet. In February, his Madama Butterfly will be at the Paris Opera Bastille. Honored in France as Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur, he is a member of the Arts Arena Advisory Council and will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the Sorbonne University in November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Bay Street's THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Bay Street Theatre's Literature Live! presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK live on stage now thru Tuesday, November 26. The play is suggested for ages 13 and up. The program is sponsored in part by The Dana Foundation; Halstead Property; Suffolk County; The Sunny & Abe Rosenberg Foundation; Colgate-Palmolive, and the Town of Southampton. Public performance pricing is set at $12 for students and $25 for adults with special rates for schools and other groups. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Emerson College BFA 2013 Showcase at the Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

The Laurie Beechman theatre was filled to capacity on Monday, November 4th for the Emerson College BFA Showcase featuring the BFA Acting and BFA Musical Theatre Class of 2013. Industry professionals hoping to find new cast members for their next projects and Emerson Alumni showed up to support and welcome the talented group to show business. Melia Bensussen, Chair of the Dept of Performing Arts thanked the audience and students for their dedication to Emerson College. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

PBS Airs Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY with the New York Philharmonic Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

Great Performances presents the New York Philharmonic's concert staging of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical Company with an all-star cast (more...)

Great Performances Presents COMPANY with the NY Phil - Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Cryer & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Great Performances presents the New York Philharmonic's concert staging of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical Company with an all-star cast including (in alphabetical order) Craig Bierko (as Peter), Stephen Colbert (as Harry), Jon Cryer (as David), Katie Finneran (as Amy), Neil Patrick Harris (as Robert), Christina Hendricks (as April), Adam Lazar (as Paul), Patti LuPone (as Joanne), Jill Paice (as Susan), Martha Plimpton (as Sarah), Anika Noni Rose (as Marta), Jennifer Laura Thompson (as Jenny), Jim Walton (as Larry), and Chryssie Whitehead (as Kathy). (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theatre Welcomes New Artistic Director Scott Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Bay Street Theatre has announced that Scott Schwartz, a leading voice of the next generation of American theater, has joined Bay Street as its new Artistic Director. Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane hosted the welcome party at a private club in New York City to celebrate his arrival and to introduce him to Bay Street Theatre patrons and members of the Broadway community of actors, directors and producers. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Great Performances Presents COMPANY with the NY Phil - Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Cryer & More, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Great Performances presents the New York Philharmonic's concert staging of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical Company with an all-star cast including (in alphabetical order) Craig Bierko (as Peter), Stephen Colbert (as Harry), Jon Cryer (as David), Katie Finneran (as Amy), Neil Patrick Harris (as Robert), Christina Hendricks (as April), Adam Lazar (as Paul), Patti LuPone (as Joanne), Jill Paice (as Susan), Martha Plimpton (as Sarah), Anika Noni Rose (as Marta), Jennifer Laura Thompson (as Jenny), Jim Walton (as Larry), and Chryssie Whitehead (as Kathy). (more...)

PBS to Air Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY with the New York Philharmonic, 11/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Great Performances presents the New York Philharmonic's concert staging of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical Company with an all-star cast (more...)

Stewart F. Lane & John Denver's A MOMENT IN TIME Gets Reading, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

'A Moment in Time' written by Stewart F. Lane with music and lyrics by John Denver received a reading for an invited audience at an NYC Studio Space on Tuesday, September 17th. (more...)

Stewart F. Lane and John Denver's A MOMENT IN TIME Gets Reading, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

'A Moment in Time' written by Stewart F. Lane with music and lyrics by John Denver received a reading for an invited audience on Tuesday, September 17th. John Denver, one of America's most cherished songwriters and performers, wrote songs loved by generations and was on the forefront of the peace and conservation movements. The death of this activist, humanitarian and musician was a shock to the world in 1991- Denver was 53 years old. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the American Theatre Wing Gala Cocktail Party!
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the cocktail party below! Click here to check out photos from the red carpet! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the American Theatre Wing Gala Red Carpet with Honoree Harold Prince & More!
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2013

The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chair; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) announced today that its annual gala, held last night at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising nearly $700,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2012, by approximately $100,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Group, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running television show 'Working in the Theatre.' (more...)

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