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Billy Crystal Imagines Robin Williams Stand Up Routine in Heaven in New TributeBilly Crystal Imagines Robin Williams Stand Up Routine in Heaven in New Tribute
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Following the passing of his long-time friend and fellow comedic legend, Billy Crystal has penned a script, imagining the late Robin Williams in heaven. You can read it in full below, via Entertainment Weekly: (more...)

MUTANT OLIVE Begins 1/22 at Lounge TheatreMUTANT OLIVE Begins 1/22 at Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Father and son forgiveness is at the heart of a hilarious, heart-wrenching and triumphant solo play by writer/performer Mitch Hara. Directed by Terri Hanauer, Mutant Olive opens Jan. 22 at the Lounge Theatre, where it will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 28. (more...)

Drama Book Shop to Launch COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY, 12/16Drama Book Shop to Launch COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

The Collective NY is launching VOL.2 of The COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY on Tuesday, December 16 at the Drama Book Shop. The anthology contains the 12 original short plays that premiered as part of the 2nd annual Collective:10 this past October. It also includes a special forward by Emmy-recognized actor and director Susan Aston (Actor and Director, The Actors Studio). (more...)

Photo Flash: Rising Phoenix Rep and Weathervane Celebrate Charlotte Miller's THIEVES, Coming This SpringPhoto Flash: Rising Phoenix Rep and Weathervane Celebrate Charlotte Miller's THIEVES, Coming This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Rising Phoenix Repertory and Weathervane Productions have commissioned new plays from three female playwrights, which will each be produced over the next two seasons. Rising Phoenix Repertory's artistic director, Daniel Talbott, will direct all three plays. The first of the commissions onstage is Thieves by Charlotte Miller, making its world premiere at the Monroe Forum Theatre in North Hollywood, California, March 18, 2015 through April 4, 2015, co-produced by Rising Phoenix Repertory, Weathervane Productions and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Scroll down for photos from the show's pre-premiere celebration! (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: It's So Long, Farewell, Au Wiedersehen Reviewing For Me, But Meet & Greet BWW's New Team of Cabaret CriticsCABARET LIFE NYC: It's So Long, Farewell, Au Wiedersehen Reviewing For Me, But Meet & Greet BWW's New Team of Cabaret Critics
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 7, 2014

After four years reviewing cabaret shows, more than two for BroadwayWorld, our lead New York cabaret critic Stephen Hanks will be giving up reviewing shows to be the BWW Cabaret section's Editor and lead feature writer. Here's how he became a cabaret reviewer, why he's giving it up, and who he's brought on board to make up BWW's new cabaret reviewing team. (more...)

Ron Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYRon Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Casting is complete for Second Stage Theatre presentation of the Atlantic Theater Company's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' acclaimed play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. Ron Cephas Jones (Of Mice of Men and 2ST's Wildflower) and Michael Rispoli (Between Riverside and Crazy at ATC) join previously announced cast members Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, 2ST's Jitney), Victor Almanzar (Repertorio Espanol, LAByrinth Theater), Elizabeth Canavan (The Little Flower of East Orange), Rosal Colon (The Motherf*cker with the Hat) and Liza Colon-Zayas (2ST Water by the Spoonful and Living Out). (more...)

Cast Set for MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, 12/12 at the DuplexCast Set for MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, 12/12 at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The creators of the hit comedy show Gay Camp are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Christmas Spectacular, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Friday, December 12 at 7pm. (more...)

Rising Phoenix Repertory & Weathervane Productions Commission New WorksRising Phoenix Repertory & Weathervane Productions Commission New Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Rising Phoenix Repertory and Weathervane Productions have announced that they have commissioned new plays from three female playwrights--Charlotte Miller, Jessica Dickey, and Sarah Shaefer--and that the plays will each be produced over the next two seasons. (more...)

THE BEST BOOK ON ACTING Available for Free Digital Download, 12/3-5THE BEST BOOK ON ACTING Available for Free Digital Download, 12/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

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Photo Flash: BUTOH MEDEA Adds Second Show at United SoloPhoto Flash: BUTOH MEDEA Adds Second Show at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

East meets west in BUTOH MEDEA, the Japanese dance of Butoh and an adapted text, bring new dimension and breathe to the story classic of Medea, as part of the 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row -- The Studio Theatre, Friday, November 21st at 6pm (original show slot, October 30th at 7:30pm was sold out.) Scroll down for a look at the show! (more...)

Frances Fisher Coming to Serenbe Playhouse, 11/15Frances Fisher Coming to Serenbe Playhouse, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

No rehearsal. No director. No set. Out Of Hand Theatre's daring new piece from playwright Nassim Soleimanpour redefines the standard theatrical experience. Each night the sealed script is opened and performed for the first time by a new actor or actress. Serenbe Playhouse is honored to have legendary film and television actress Frances Fisher bring this incredible piece to life. On Saturday, November 15th, Frances Fisher will return to the stage for one night only in a performance that is guaranteed to leave you speechless. (more...)

Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Poets House present a discussion with award-winning poet and librettist J. D. McClatchy followed by a reading of his latest opera libretto The Leopard, based on the acclaimed novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and directed by James Robinson. The discussion will be joined by The Leopard's composer Michael Dellaira and will feature a performance of music from the opera-in-development and a mid-event reception with the artists. The event will take place on Saturday, November 8 at 3 pm at Kray Hall in Poets House (10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282 in Battery Park City). Tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members and can be purchased at operaprojects.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Frog & Peach Theatre Company's TITUS ANDRONICUS at West End TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Frog & Peach Theatre Company's TITUS ANDRONICUS at West End Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Celebrating its 20th Season, Frog & Peach Theatre Company is currently presenting William Shakespeare's most deranged tragedy TITUS ANDRONICUS starring TV and Broadway actor Greg Mullavey (TV: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Nickelodeon's iCarly; Broadway: Romantic Comedy opposite Mia Farrow, Neil Simon's Rumors; and The Soap Myth with Roundabout Theater Company). The production runs through November 2 at The West End Theatre (263 W 86th St). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Sting to Talk THE LAST SHIP on Tonight's 'Actor's Studio'VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Sting to Talk THE LAST SHIP on Tonight's 'Actor's Studio'
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Sting will stop by tonight's episode of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio with host James Lipton to talk about his new Broadway musical THE LAST SHIP. (more...)

But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Fri., Oct. 17th: PORGY, BESS & Bradley CooperBut, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Fri., Oct. 17th: PORGY, BESS & Bradley Cooper
by BWW Staff - Oct 17, 2014

8:00: THE AMAZING RACE | CBS 9:00: PORGY & BESS | PBS 11:35: TONIGHT SHOW w/ Bradley Cooper | NBC Click for more picks! (more...)

Schimmel Center to Host SING-A-LONG-A GREASE on Nov 1Schimmel Center to Host SING-A-LONG-A GREASE on Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University will host Sing-a-long-a Grease when the unique, interactive show rolls into town. This brand new sing-a-long-a version of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music. You'd better shape up to sing along to the great movie musical, complete with on-screen lyrics and the chance to become a T-Bird or Pink Lady for the night and enter the world famous costume competition. (more...)

Terrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's  2015 Featured PlaywrightTerrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's 2015 Featured Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the Midwest's only theatre company to focus on a single playwright each season, will feature the works of award-winning American playwright Terrence McNally for their 2015 Season. Eclipse will explore the range of McNally's output with three full productions, plus readings and public events about the playwright. (more...)

Sting Set for INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO Later this MonthSting Set for INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO Later this Month
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Bravo Media's Emmy Award-winning “Inside the Actors Studio,” hosted by James Lipton, welcomes world-renowned musician, actor, author and composer Sting to the stage on Thursday, October 23rd at 8pm ET/PT. Lipton sits down with the singer-songwriter to discuss everything from his time with The Police to his forthcoming Broadway musical “The Last Ship,” which opens on October 26th at the Neil Simon Theatre. Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award and has earned three Academy Award nominations, along with a membership in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (more...)

KING LEAR, FIDDLER & More Featured at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in OctoberKING LEAR, FIDDLER & More Featured at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has just announced a slew of theatrical events for October, which will feature King Lear, Fiddler on the Roof, and much more. Check out the full list below! (more...)

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