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The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction FADA: HOUSE OF MADNESSThe 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction FADA: HOUSE OF MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation celebrated its 23rd Annual Summer Benefit & Auction, a one-of-a-kind evening bringing together over 1,000 guests from the worlds of theater, art, performance, fashion, design, and society at The Watermill Center on Saturday, July 30. The event, entitled FADA: HOUSE OF MADNESS, featured new works by Watermill's International Summer Program participants that came from over 25 countries to create installations and performances throughout the eight and-a-half acre grounds. This year, The Watermill Center honored Madame Giancarla Berti. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Pam McKinnon, Sutton Foster & More Set for 92Y This FallNeil Patrick Harris, Pam McKinnon, Sutton Foster & More Set for 92Y This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The 92Y has announced its Fall 2016 theater season, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Pam MacKinnon, Sutton Foster and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater Hosts 25th Anniversary Gala - Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander & More Attend!Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater Hosts 25th Anniversary Gala - Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander & More Attend!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the success of the 25th Annual Summer Gala, celebrating Bay Street's Silver Anniversary, which took place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 9, 2016 to benefit Bay Street's theatrical, educational and community programs. The evening included a special performance of scenes from productions from the past 25 years directed by Will Pomerantz, as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, Live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz also announced a new partnership with Jeffrey Seller, producer of Hamilton. Bay Street Theater will produce the new musical, The Man in the Ceiling by Jules Feiffer and Andrew Lippa, directed by Jeffrey Seller as part of the 2017 Mainstage Season. (more...)

BWW Feature: Sheldon Epps Brings Diversity And Socially Conscious Theatre to TUTSBWW Feature: Sheldon Epps Brings Diversity And Socially Conscious Theatre to TUTS
by Katricia Lang - Jun 23, 2016

From the Tonys to TUTS we're witnessing a much needed shift in the aesthetics of American theatre. Theatre Under The Stars has been a cornerstone of musical theatre in the city of Houston for 48 years and now it has a new vision, a new presence, and a new artistic advisor -- Sheldon Epps. (more...)

You Wanna Be a Producer? CTI Will Show You How!You Wanna Be a Producer? CTI Will Show You How!
by Adrienne Onofri - Apr 16, 2016

Tom Viertel, exec director of the Commercial Theater Institute, talks about how his organization trains people to produce on Broadway. (more...)

Stewart Lane to Discuss, Sign Book BLACK BROADWAY at Drama Book Shop TonightStewart Lane to Discuss, Sign Book BLACK BROADWAY at Drama Book Shop Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will host producer and author Stewart Lane (A Gentleman's Guide To Love & Murder, Jekyll & Hyde and the upcoming Top Hat) for a discussion and signing of his new book Black Broadway: African-Americans On the Great White Way. The discussion, which is free to the public, will take place on Monday, February 22nd at 5:00PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brian Stokes Mitchell's Broadway Christmas at SF SymphonyBWW Interview: Brian Stokes Mitchell's Broadway Christmas at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 2, 2015

Brian Stokes Mitchell talks Broadway's 'Shuffle Along' and his upcoming Christmas concert at San Francisco Symphony. Read the full interview to learn about his creative process, Mitchell's take on arts education, and his upcoming album projects. Then visit sfsymphony.org for tickets to his December 16 concert. (more...)

TWITTER: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cleverly Strikes Back at AT&T AdTWITTER: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cleverly Strikes Back at AT&T Ad
by Michael Dale - Sep 14, 2015

'Don't let football get between you and your life.' (more...)

Death Takes a Holiday... A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Sets Winter Closing on BroadwayDeath Takes a Holiday... A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Sets Winter Closing on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Death is but the next great adventure for Broadway's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. BroadwayWorld learned this evening that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical will play its final performance on the Great White Way on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Producer Joey Parnes announced the news today. The musical's record-breaking run at the Walter Kerr Theatre will have played nearly 1,000 performances on Broadway, and its Tony Award-winning star, Jefferson Mays, will have died more than 6,000 deaths as various members of the illfated D'Ysquith family. (more...)

HEDWIG's Taye Diggs & Rebecca Naomi Jones Visit THEATER TALK This WeekendHEDWIG's Taye Diggs & Rebecca Naomi Jones Visit THEATER TALK This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK looks at a major cast change for a hit Broadway musical plus a new illustrated history of Black performers and shows on Broadway.  This week's episode boasts a cast of famous names that includes actors Taye Diggs and Rebecca Naomi Jones - the new leads in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway - in addition to producer Stewart Lane, author of the new book Black Broadway, accompanied by director Kenny Leon and performer Melba Moore, all with rich Broadway histories. (more...)

Judy Blazer Joins A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER TonightJudy Blazer Joins A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Judy Blazer joins the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of 'Miss Shingle' tonight, June 30. (more...)

Carole Shelley to Depart A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER; Successor Set!Carole Shelley to Depart A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER; Successor Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

It was announced today that Judy Blazer will join the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of Miss Shingle.  She will begin performances on Tuesday, June 30.  Carole Shelley, who currently fills the role, will play her final performance on Sunday, June 28. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gathers to Celebrate Morgan Freeman and Michael Bloomberg at The Actors Fund GalaPhoto Coverage: Broadway Gathers to Celebrate Morgan Freeman and Michael Bloomberg at The Actors Fund Gala
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2015

The Actors Fund's annual gala last night, May 11, 2015 honored Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and three-term mayor of New York City, entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Bloomberg and Freeman received The Fund's Medal of Honor, the highest award given by the 133-year old non-profit human services organization serving everyone in performing arts and entertainment. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night, and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by Walter McBride - Apr 13, 2015

The new Broadway musical An American in Paris is now in previews and just opened last night, April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). An American In Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American In Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time with music and lyrics by George Gershwinand Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Scott Schwartz to Host Bay Street Theater's 4th Annual CURTAIN UP! Benefit at Joe's Pub in MayScott Schwartz to Host Bay Street Theater's 4th Annual CURTAIN UP! Benefit at Joe's Pub in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Curtain Up!, Bay Street's 4th Annual Spring Benefit honoring Patty and Jay Baker, and Barbara Slifka at Joe's Pub in New York City on May 4. The theater's fourth honors event will be hosted by Bay Street's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sara Chase, Greg Hildreth and More Celebrate BU's Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre FundPhoto Coverage: Sara Chase, Greg Hildreth and More Celebrate BU's Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Boston University College of Fine Arts hosted an evening for alumni and friends in the New York area and members of the Broadway community for a reception celebrating the newly established Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund, on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Rialto Room at Remi Resturant (144 West 54th Street.) Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Uzo Aduba, Reed Birney & More Set for BU's Reception Honoring Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie ComleyUzo Aduba, Reed Birney & More Set for BU's Reception Honoring Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Boston University College of Fine Arts will bring together alumni and friends in the New York area and members of the Broadway community for a reception celebrating the newly established Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund, this Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Rialto Room at Remi Restaurant (144 West 54th Street.) Among the notable Boston University alumni expected to participate in the celebration are Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba ('Crazy Eyes' in the Netflix series 'Orange is the New Black'), Sara Chase (starring in the new Netflix series 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'), actor Greg Hildreth (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Tony nominated actor David Garrison (The Visit, Wicked, Married with Children) and Tony nominated Reed Birney ('House of Cards'; Casa Valentina) (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TodayLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TomorrowLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. This special Black History Month event celebrates the release of Lane's new book Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. (more...)

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