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7th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam to be Held 4/21 in Central Park, Kick Off Reader Maulik Pancholy7th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam to be Held 4/21 in Central Park, Kick Off Reader Maulik Pancholy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The 7th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam will be held Friday, April 21st from 1-4pm at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. The Sonnet Slam features 154 readers of all ages performing all 154 of Shakespeare's Sonnets in numerical order. The event is free to the public. This year, the kickoff Reader for Sonnet #1 will be Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, Weeds) who appears on the upcoming CBS series Star Trek: Discovery. (more...)

Family and Furniture! Meet the Full Cast of THE PRICE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayFamily and Furniture! Meet the Full Cast of THE PRICE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney, opening officially tonight, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to meet the company and watch interviews with the quartet in rehearsal! (more...)

THE PRICE's Danny DeVito in Talks to Join Disney's Live-Action DUMBO FilmTHE PRICE's Danny DeVito in Talks to Join Disney's Live-Action DUMBO Film
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Deadline reports that Danny DeVito, currently making his Broadway debut in THE PRICE, is in talks to join Tim Burton's live-action reboot of DUMBO for Walt Disney Studios. (more...)

Photo Flash: Powerful Tale OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY Starts at Laguna PlayhousePhoto Flash: Powerful Tale OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY Starts at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, Hershey Felder as OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY, written  by Hershey Felder, music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and directed by Trevor Hay. "This might be the most powerful piece of work that Hershey and Trevor have ever brought to the Playhouse. Tchaikovsky's story is as relevant and important today as it was in the 1800s," says Wareham.  OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 1; will open on Sunday, March 5 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

'La La Land', 'Grease Live' Among Winners of CAST AWARDS; Full List!'La La Land', 'Grease Live' Among Winners of CAST AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture - Live Action was presented to the sound mixing team of Steven Morrow, CAS, Andy Nelson, CAS, Ai Ling Lee, Nicholai Baxter, David Betancourt, and James Ashwill for “La La Land”. (more...)

LA LA LAND, FINDING DORY, Among Big Winners at Cinema Audio Society AwardsLA LA LAND, FINDING DORY, Among Big Winners at Cinema Audio Society Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture - Live Action was presented to the sound mixing team of Steven Morrow, CAS, Andy Nelson, CAS, Ai Ling Lee, Nicholai Baxter, David Betancourt, and James Ashwill for “La La Land”. Director Damien Chazelle was on hand to support his winning sound mixing team! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents HERSHEY FELDER OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKYLaguna Playhouse presents HERSHEY FELDER OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, Hershey Felder as OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY, written  by Hershey Felder, music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and directed by Trevor Hay. "This might be the most powerful piece of work that Hershey and Trevor have ever brought to the Playhouse. Tchaikovsky's story is as relevant and important today as it was in the 1800s," says Wareham.  OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 1; will open on Sunday, March 5 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Patti LuPone, Robert DeNiro Star in THE COMEDIANVIDEO: First Look - Patti LuPone, Robert DeNiro Star in THE COMEDIAN
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Below, check out a first look at Sony Pictures Classics' THE COMEDIAN, starring Robert De Niro, Patti LuPone, and Danny DeVito. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for A BRONX TALEPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2016

Just last night, A Bronx Tale opened at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Skylight Theatre & Celebrities to SALUTE in BurbankSkylight Theatre & Celebrities to SALUTE in Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Sharon Lawrence (Rizzoli & Isles) and Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles) lead the list of celebrities who join event hosts French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun, Mom) & Vanessa Claire Stewart (Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara) as Skylight Theatre's Board of Directors celebrates the artistic achievements of Gary Grossman and the Skylight Theatre Company for this year's annual Skylight Salute being held December 4th at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.   (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKYSan Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of "Our Great Tchaikovsky," a new play with music featuring the compositions of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with a book and performance by Hershey Felder.Directed by longtime collaborator Trevor Hay ("Hershey Felder as Irving Berling"), and produced by long-time collaborators Samantha F. Voxakis, Karen Racanelli and Erik Carstensen, Felder's newest work takes on Russia's most celebrated, and perhaps most mysterious, composer. "Our Great Tchaikovsky," the fourth selection of the 2016/2017 season, begins on Thursday, January 12, 2017 and plays throughSunday, February 12, 2017 with an opening night on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY to Return to 59E59 Theaters This WinterHIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY to Return to 59E59 Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

59E59 Theaters hosts a return engagement of HIS ROYALHIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY, written and performed by Jake Broder and directed by David Ellenstein. (more...)

Disney's MOANA, Debbie Reynolds Doc Among AFI FEST 2016 Special ScreeningsDisney's MOANA, Debbie Reynolds Doc Among AFI FEST 2016 Special Screenings
by Movies News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Special Screenings section of AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi includes three World Premieres and four additional highly anticipated films. (more...)

Jon Favreau to Receive Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker AwardJon Favreau to Receive Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 18, 2016

Multi-hyphenate Jon Favreau will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 53rd Annual CAS Awards on February 18th, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

FSLC Announces Robert De Niro as Recipient of 44th Annual Chaplin AwardFSLC Announces Robert De Niro as Recipient of 44th Annual Chaplin Award
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is pleased to announce that Academy Award–winning actor Robert De Niro will be honored at the 44th Chaplin Award Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. (more...)

Michael Chiklis to Release Debut Album 'Influence' TodayMichael Chiklis to Release Debut Album 'Influence' Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Michael Chiklis reinvents himself once again with the release of his first solo album Influence. Best known as an award-winning television and film actor, Chiklis now steps into a new spotlight to showcase his talents as a rock singer and songwriter with a record whose prominent hooks and overdriven energy recall rock's golden age. (more...)

Hershey Felder Brings Leonard Bernstein Off-Broadway in MAESTRO, Beginning TonightHershey Felder Brings Leonard Bernstein Off-Broadway in MAESTRO, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

59E59 Theaters welcomes Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro for a limited engagement tonight, August 31, through Sunday, October 16 with Press Opening on Sunday, September 11 at 3 PM. (more...)

Hershey Felder Brings Leonard Bernstein Off-Broadway in MAESTRO, Beginning Next WeekHershey Felder Brings Leonard Bernstein Off-Broadway in MAESTRO, Beginning Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

A friendly reminder! 59E59  Theaters welcomes  Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro for a limited engagement Wednesday August 31 through Sunday, October 16 with Press Opening on Sunday, September 11 at 3 PM. MAESTRO, book by Hershey Felder with music by Leonard Bernstein and others, and directed by Joel Zwick is produced by The Town Hall with Samantha F. Voxakis and Karen Racanelli. (more...)

Michael Chiklis to Release Debut Album 'Influence' 9/16Michael Chiklis to Release Debut Album 'Influence' 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Michael Chiklis reinvents himself once again with the release of his first solo album Influence. Best known as an award-winning television and film actor, Chiklis now steps into a new spotlight to showcase his talents as a rock singer and songwriter with a record whose prominent hooks and overdriven energy recall rock's golden age. (more...)

Robert DeNiro to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sarajevo Film FestivalRobert DeNiro to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sarajevo Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Preeminent Actor, director and producer Robert De Niro, two-time Academy Award® winner, five-time Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner, will receive the first Honorary Heart of Sarajevo - Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contribution to the art of film (more...)

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