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Producer Barbara Whitman to be Honored at Transport Group's Annual GalaProducer Barbara Whitman to be Honored at Transport Group's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, will honor Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman on December 8, 2014 at 6pm at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70 Street. (more...)

Now It's Easier Than Ever to Implement Piston OpenStack in Europe Now It's Easier Than Ever to Implement Piston OpenStack in Europe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Neophase Technologies Limited, a leading European private cloud software and services company, today announced it has entered into a partnership with Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., to distribute Piston OpenStack in Europe. The partnership combines the power of Piston OpenStack, the company's agile OpenStack private cloud software, with Neophase's cloud computing expertise to help businesses across Europe meet their business objectives. (more...)

CINDERELLA, MATILDA and More Give Out Shakespeare Sonnets TodayCINDERELLA, MATILDA and More Give Out Shakespeare Sonnets Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday today, April 23, 2014, the Broadway League has announced a series of joint activities with World Book Night U.S, a non-profit campaign to give printed books to light or non-readers. (more...)

CINDERELLA, MATILDA & More to Give Out Shakespeare Sonnets, 4/23CINDERELLA, MATILDA & More to Give Out Shakespeare Sonnets, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday on April 23, 2014, the Broadway League has announced a series of joint activities with World Book Night U.S, a non-profit campaign to give printed books to light or non-readers. (more...)

Broadway's Finest Gather To Raise Funds And Awareness For The Pulmonary Fibrosis FoundationBroadway's Finest Gather To Raise Funds And Awareness For The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ For the fourth consecutive year Broadway's best vocal talent appeared Monday night to raise funds for the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and honor the memory of Associated Press theater critic, Michael Kuchwara. Hosted by award-winning actress and devoted Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) advocate Julie Halston, Broadway Belts for PFF! returned to Birdland in New York City starring a full marquee of Tony and Emmy award winning performers and recording artists. This year the event raised almost $110,000 to benefit the PFF. (more...)

Broadway's Finest Gather To Raise Funds And Awareness For The Pulmonary Fibrosis FoundationBroadway's Finest Gather To Raise Funds And Awareness For The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ For the fourth consecutive year Broadway's best vocal talent appeared Monday night to raise funds for the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and honor the memory of Associated Press theater critic, Michael Kuchwara. Hosted by award-winning actress and devoted Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) advocate Julie Halston, Broadway Belts for PFF! returned to Birdland in New York City starring a full marquee of Tony and Emmy award winning performers and recording artists. This year the event raised almost $110,000 to benefit the PFF. (more...)

Andrew Rannells, Klea Blackhurst & More Set for Broadway Belts for PFF!, 2/24; JulieAndrew Rannells, Klea Blackhurst & More Set for Broadway Belts for PFF!, 2/24; Julie
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Broadway's Julie Halston, currently featured in Charles Busch's new play The Tribute Artist, will host the Fourth AnnualBroadway Belts for PFF! to benefit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) on February 24 at 7:00pm at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street) as part of "Broadway at Birdland" series. All proceeds will benefit The Michael Kuchwara Fund for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, Education, and Advocacy. For more information visit www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/broadwaybelts or contactamiller@pulmonaryfibrosis.org or call (888) 733-6741. (more...)

Tony-Winning MEMPHIS Headed to West End in 2014?Tony-Winning MEMPHIS Headed to West End in 2014?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

When the Tony-winning MEMPHIS closed on Broadway in 2012, producers announced that a West End production was coming soon. According to the UK Daily Mail, soon could be in 2014, at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End, following a scheduled run of THE PAJAMA GAME. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Goodspeed Musicals Celebrates 50 Years at 2013 GalaPhoto Coverage: Goodspeed Musicals Celebrates 50 Years at 2013 Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 12, 2013

Last night, November 11, hundreds of actors, directors, choreographers and designers reunited in honor of Goodspeed Musicals 50th Anniversary, at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Lobby. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

FIRST DATE to Close on Broadway January 5, 2014FIRST DATE to Close on Broadway January 5, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

It's just been announced that FIRST DATE, which opened on August 8, 2013 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street), will play its final performance on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 3pm, having played 34 previews and 174 regular performances. FIRST DATE began performances on Broadway on July 9, 2013, and has a book by Austin Winsberg, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner,direction by Bill Berry, musical staging by Josh Rhodes, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. (more...)

NY Theatre Magazine Launches Today; Features Tracee Chimo, Sharr White, Sebastian ArcelusNY Theatre Magazine Launches Today; Features Tracee Chimo, Sharr White, Sebastian Arcelus
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

New York Theatre, a bimonthly print publication, launches today from Summer, Inc. and will serve as a record for the New York Stage. This artfully produced journal will take you behind the scenes with brilliantly crafted profiles on the playwrights, directors, producers and actors who make it all possible. New York Theatre is the magazine designed for the theatergoer whose interest goes beyond the curtain call. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christopher Sieber, Ashley Brown & More Perform in NAMT's SHOW OFF Benefit ConcertPhoto Coverage: Christopher Sieber, Ashley Brown & More Perform in NAMT's SHOW OFF Benefit Concert
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 21, 2013

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) just featured Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Stephanie Umoh(Ragtime), Jim Stanek (Freud's Last Session) and Host Edward Hibbert as The Drowsy Chaperone's 'Man in Chair', Wicked composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), Telly Leung (TV's 'Glee'), Ciara Renee (Big Fish) and Sarah Stiles (Into the Woods) in SHOW OFF!, in a benefit concert celebrating 25 years of NAMT's Annual Festival of New Musicals last night, October 20 at 7pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

FIRST DATE to Raise Funds for Operation Smile Via Online AuctionFIRST DATE to Raise Funds for Operation Smile Via Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Broadway's FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, will hold an online auction to raise funds for Operation Smile through FirstDateAuction.com. (more...)

FIRST DATE Celebrates Cast Album Release with Benefit Show at 54 Below TonightFIRST DATE Celebrates Cast Album Release with Benefit Show at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

The cast of Broadway's First Date, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, celebrates the release of their Original Broadway Cast Album with a one night only cabaret at Broadway's nightclub, 54 BELOW, tonight, October 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

FIRST DATE Cast to Celebrate Album Release with Cabaret Show at 54 Below, TodayFIRST DATE Cast to Celebrate Album Release with Cabaret Show at 54 Below, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

The cast of Broadway's FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, will celebrate the release of their Original Broadway Cast Album one week from today with a one night only cabaret at Broadway's nightclub, 54 BELOW. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Operation Smile. Zachary Levi is a longtime supporter and Smile Ambassador for the organization, which provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. Though the cabaret is nearly sold out, tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at 54BELOW.com. (more...)

FIRST DATE Cast to Celebrate Album Release with Cabaret Show at 54 Below, 10/15FIRST DATE Cast to Celebrate Album Release with Cabaret Show at 54 Below, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

The cast of Broadway's FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, will celebrate the release of their Original Broadway Cast Album one week from today with a one night only cabaret at Broadway's nightclub, 54 BELOW. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Operation Smile. Zachary Levi is a longtime supporter and Smile Ambassador for the organization, which provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. Though the cabaret is nearly sold out, tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at 54BELOW.com. (more...)

Founders, Past Presidents of NAMT to be Honored at SHOW OFF! Concert, 10/20Founders, Past Presidents of NAMT to be Honored at SHOW OFF! Concert, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today that it will honor its Founders and Presidents, past and present, at SHOW OFF!, a benefit concert celebrating 25 years of NAMT's Annual Festival of New Musicals on Sunday, October 20 at 7pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square). (more...)

FIRST DATE Cast Recording Now AvailableFIRST DATE Cast Recording Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

The original Broadway cast recording of FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, will be released digitally and exclusively available at the Longacre Theatre today, September 24, 2013. Executive produced by Altar Identity Studios the CD, released by Yellow Sound Label, will be available in stores and everywhere music is sold Tuesday, October 15, 2013. With a book by Austin Winsberg, FIRST DATE is directed by Bill Berry, has a musical staging by Josh Rhodes, with orchestrations by August Eriksmoen and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. The album debuted at number 1 on the iTunes soundtrack chart. (more...)

FIRST DATE to Celebrate Cast Album Release with Benefit Show at 54 Below, 10/15FIRST DATE to Celebrate Cast Album Release with Benefit Show at 54 Below, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The cast of Broadway's FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, will celebrate the release of their Original Broadway Cast Album with a one night only cabaret at Broadway's nightclub, 54 BELOW, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Operation Smile. Zachary Levi is a longtime supporter and Smile Ambassador for the organization, which provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. (more...)

FIRST DATE Announces New Performance Schedule; Beginning 10/8FIRST DATE Announces New Performance Schedule; Beginning 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

FIRST DATE has just annnounced a new performance schedule, beginning Tuesday, October 8, 2013: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets for FIRST DATE range from $35 to $137, and can be purchased at the Longacre Theatre box office or at Telecharge.com (212.239.6200). Please note that $30 rush tickets may be available the day of the performance. The current performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm,Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. Starting October 8, 2013 the performance schedule will be: Tuesdayand Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. (more...)

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