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Hershey Felder to Return to Hartford Stage in OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKYHershey Felder to Return to Hartford Stage in OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Hartford Stage will present Our Great Tchaikovsky, a celebration of the famed Russian composer, written and performed by internationally-acclaimed pianist, actor and playwright Hershey Felder, for a limited one-week engagement - August 19 through 27. (more...)

Hershey Felder Returns to San Diego Rep as Irving BerlinHershey Felder Returns to San Diego Rep as Irving Berlin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced the return of the highly acclaimed and widely popular holiday show, "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin." The newly announced show, a holiday offering during the downtown theatre's 42nd season, features songs by Irving Berlin and a book by Hershey Felder, with direction from longtime Felder collaborator Trevor Hay. The show's run begins on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 and plays through Sunday, January 7, 2018 with a press opening on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. on the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Adds Week of Shows at Berkeley RepHERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Adds Week of Shows at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that, due to high volume and demand, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will have a one week extension. Originally scheduled to close on April 30, the show will now run for an additional eight performances through Sunday, May 7. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Fete Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Hal Prince and More at 2017 GalaThe Actors Fund to Fete Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Hal Prince and More at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. (more...)

Hershey Felder to Return to Chicago with OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKYHershey Felder to Return to Chicago with OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Hershey Felder and Eighty-Eight Entertainment present the Midwest 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, following a critically acclaimed world premiere is California. (more...)

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...)

Laguna Playhouse presents HERSHEY FELDER OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKYLaguna Playhouse presents HERSHEY FELDER OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 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 Today, 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...)

HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY Returns to 59E59 Theaters TonightHIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY Returns to 59E59 Theaters Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

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

HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY Returns to 59E59 Theaters TonightHIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY Returns to 59E59 Theaters Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

59E59 Theaters hosts a return engagement of HIS ROYALHIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY, written and performed by Jake Broder and directed by David Ellenstein. Produced by North Coast Repertory Theatre, HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY begins performances tonight, December 6, for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Tuesday, December 13 at 7:15 PM. (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...)

As Vital, Feisty and Sexy as Ever, Helen Mirren Opens Up in the December/January Issue of AARP The MagazineAs Vital, Feisty and Sexy as Ever, Helen Mirren Opens Up in the December/January Issue of AARP The Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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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...)

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