The Actors Studio News

Tickets Now On Sale for SITTING SHIVA at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

As one of the largest theatrical events in the world, The New York International Fringe Festival boasts an impressive roster of world premieres yearly. Of them, Los Angeles native Joshua Metzger's new play Sitting Shiva will see its first three dimensional presentation this August. Christopher Scott will direct the 90 minute play. The Broadway and Regional vet cast includes Eddie Boroevich*, Neal Mayer*, and Jeffery Plunkett*. The Production Stage Manager is Katy Moore*, and the production will be designed by Joan Racho-Jansen. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Sitting Shiva is an AEA-approved showcase. (more...)

Bravo Receives Four Primetime EMMY Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Bravo Media, part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, continues to be recognized for its high quality, original content as the network received four Primetime Emmy® Nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Science (more...)

GAME OF THRONES Leads with 19 Emmy Noms; Check Out Nominations By Network & Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 10, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement were announced this morning at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District. For the first time, this year's nominees were selected via online voting. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/14 - Broadway in Bryant Park, 'RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY', Leslie Uggams as 'Mama Rose' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK launches its summer season today, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins off-Broadway, Leslie Uggams stars in GYPSY in Connecticut and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/4/14 - A Star-Spangled, Spectacular Broadway Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 04, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's the Fourth of July (yay!) and PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH and NBC's MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR round up some of the hottest talent from Broadway and the music scene tonight, THEATER TALK remembers 1776's Peter Stone, and Center Stage's digital project MY AMERICA launches on Fandor! (more...)

Ellen Burstyn to Lead THE CHERRY ORCHARD at The Actors Studio, 7/10-21; John Gould Rubin Directs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

The Actors Studio has announced that Academy Award, Emmy and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn will lead the cast in a new staging of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (translated by Jean-Claude van Itallie) at The Actors Studio (432 West 44th Street) on July 10-21, 2014, Thursdays-Mondays only. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Estelle Parsons!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 29, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2014 Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, who most recently starred on Broadway in The Velocity of Autumn, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony & Emmy Winner Eli Wallach, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of renowned stage and screen actor Eli Wallach, who passed away on Tuesday at age 98. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, June 27th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

THE WRITER'S ROOM WITH REZA ASLAN Continues With Liz Meriwether, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

On July 2, playwright, author and screenwriter Liz Meriwether will join The Writers' Room with Reza Aslan, a refreshing take on the typically staid literary event that includes a live house band, cocktails, and audience interaction. Staged the first Wednesday of every month, The Writer's Room is an intimate yet fast-paced conversation with some of today's most compelling poets, novelists, non-fiction writers and screenwriters. (more...)

by Barry Lenny - Jun 23, 2014

Johanna Allen makes another very welcome trip home to Adelaide to present the marvellous music of Harold Arlen, and her many fans were out in force to see her latest cabaret show, (more...)

WHO ARE YOU? WHO ARE WE? WHAT IS THIS? Plays New York's Gene Frankel Theatre, 7/5-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Meet Daphne and Carl. Join them on a three part, interactive and immersive experience to find yourself, or maybe just themselves. Topics to be covered: questionnaires, mothers, being gay, getting dumped, getting nachos, having a dream, a terrible day job, and a best friend. The two young playwrights compare and analyze their choices thus far, attempting to answer life's most important questions before one of them has an emotional breakdown. (more...)

Yale Drama Teacher Bill Connington Publishes New Book About the Alexander Technique
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Newly appointed Yale School of Drama “Lecturer in Acting” Bill Connington publishes his new book today on applying the Alexander Technique to performance. The book is entitled “Physical Expression on Stage and Screen: Creating Unforgettable Performances with the Alexander Technique.” Published today in England, it will be published in the U.S. on August 14th. Brought out by famed theatrical publisher Methuen Drama, the book promises to be invaluable to the individual performer, and has been predicted to be the “go-to book” on the Alexander Technique for performers. It will also be used as a textbook by colleges and performing arts institutions nationwide. Connington is regarded as a world-expert on the Alexander Technique in general, and applying the method to performance specifically. In addition to his recent appointment to Yale, he has taught at Juilliard, NYU, and The Actors Studio MFA Program. His innovative new book includes 133 specially designed exercises to aid the actor in helping herself achieve peak performance. 14 of the core exercises are available free on (more...)

MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' TALENT SHOW to Headline at the Duplex for Pride Week, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The creators of the hit comedy show Gay Camp are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Talent Show, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Monday, June 23 at 7pm. (more...)

LABA to Present MOTHER.NET, 6/19-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, working in collaboration with choreographer Renana Raz, whose work has been called "brilliant" by the Israeli press, is pleased to announce the first-ever international production of MOTHER.NET. The show aims to take the usually isolated experience of watching YouTube videos and turns it into a public experience. Artists will respond to YouTube clips on the theme of mother through dance, theater, music, storytelling, and audience interaction. (more...)

Malibu Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER', 6/20-8/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The fourth play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE's 2013-2014 season will be the World Premiere of Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter by Gene Franklin Smith,, opening Friday, June 20, 2014. The play will be directed by Thomas James O'Leary and stars Rick D. Wasserman, Melissa Kite, Gigi Bermingham, Peter Van Norden, Sabra Malkinson and Cameron Mitchell Jr. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

A love song to his adopted city, Tom Cavanaugh's THE LAST REMNANTS OF COPS, ROBBERS & HOLYWOOD COWBOYS will have its Los Angeles premiere in the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival from June 12th through 29th. The press preview performance will take place on June 5th at 7pm. The forty-five minute drama, which features eight monologues delivered by six actors, will play at the East Theatre at The Complex at 6476 Santa Monica Blvd. (more...)

Stable Cable Lab Co. Presents ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Stable Cable Lab Co. and Vera Khodasevich presents a workshop production of Accidents Waiting to Happen, a play by Jonathan Libman, directed by Padraic Lillis. Invited presentations for Accidents Waiting to Happen will begin tonight, May 28, 2014 at IRT Theater and are scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8, 2014. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends SEA MARKS Through 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre announces that its current production, the revival of Gardner McKay's SEA MARKS, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, will extend through Sunday, July 13, 2014 (the production was originally scheduled to be performed through June 15th). The romantic two-hander stars Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Xanthe Elbrick (CORAM BOY, Irish Rep's CANDIDA) and Patrick Fitzgerald (Irish Rep's GIBRALTAR). SEA MARKS began performances on April 23rd and opened on May 5th. SEA MARKS is now playing on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Pale Fire Presents European Premiere of New Musical HOSTAGE SONG, 6/22-7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

The European premiere of Clay McLeod Chapman and Kyle Jarrow's indie rock musical Hostage Song opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances on Sunday, 22 June 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 23 June 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

West Coast Debut of THE GIRL WHO LOVED THE BEATLES at The Elephant Space, 6/13-28
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Off The Beaten Track presents D.B. Gilles "The girl who loved the Beatles,"From Australia to LA, the Australian premiere is coming to the LA Fringe before a NY, London, and Paris tour. Opening June 13th at The Elephant Space. Tickets are $10.00 (more...)

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