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VIDEO: In Performance: RASHEEDA SPEAKING's Tonya Pinkins & Dianne Wiest PerformVIDEO: In Performance: RASHEEDA SPEAKING's Tonya Pinkins & Dianne Wiest Perform
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

In today's New York Time's In Performance video, Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins and Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest star as co-workers in Joel Drake Johnson's RASHEEDA SPEAKING (more...)

George Takei, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Pittsburgh Humanities FestivalGeorge Takei, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Pittsburgh Humanities Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center of Carnegie Mellon University announce the launch of the inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, scheduled for March 26-29, 2015. The Festival will take place throughout Pittsburgh's Cultural District and neighboring locales. (more...)

THE BIG BANG THEORY Star Kunal Nayyar Joins Cast of New Group's THE SPOILSTHE BIG BANG THEORY Star Kunal Nayyar Joins Cast of New Group's THE SPOILS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The New Group has announced additional casting and production dates for the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. Kunal Nayyar ("The Big Bang Theory") joins Jesse Eisenberg in this production, which marks the third show in The New Group's current 20th Anniversary Season. Previews begin May 7, in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, June 2. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through June 28 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Misha Shulman's MARTYRS STREET to Play TNC, 3/26-4/26Misha Shulman's MARTYRS STREET to Play TNC, 3/26-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

'Martyrs Street,' a realistic drama by Misha Shulman, is a gripping tale of two houses in the historical city of Hebron, in the Occupied West Bank. (more...)

The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform at St. Bart's, 3/8The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform at St. Bart's, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform World-Renowned Composer Meredith Monk's only String Quartet, Stringsongs, as part of Meredith Monk's 50th Year Celebrations. (more...)

Justin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical LabJustin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Sheryl Kaller helmed musical adaption of the Aldous Huxley classic BRAVE NEW WORLD will present two presentations onFebruary 23rd at 3PM and February 24th at noon following the culmination of a two week experimental AEA Lab. (more...)

Dianne Wiest and Zoe Lister Jones Sign on for CBS's LIFE IN PIECES PilotDianne Wiest and Zoe Lister Jones Sign on for CBS's LIFE IN PIECES Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Variety writes that stage vet Dianne Wiest and actress Zoe Lister Jones have joined the cast of CBS's comedy pilot LIFE IN PIECES. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with Cynthia Nixon & More on Opening Night of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEEKINGBWW TV: Chatting with Cynthia Nixon & More on Opening Night of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEEKING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2015

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through March 22, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with the company on opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING  Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2015

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through March 22, 2015. BroadwayWorldbrings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: RASHEEDA SPEAKING Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: RASHEEDA SPEAKING Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2015

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. Opening night set for tonight, February 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Mark Jacoby, Brit Whittle and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS This SpringMark Jacoby, Brit Whittle and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced final casting for the upcoming World Premiere production of Five Presidents. Broadway and television veterans Mark Jacoby, Martin L'Herault, Steve Sheridan, Jeff Steitzer, and Brit Whittle, along with Rep Associate Artist Reese Madigan, make up the cast of Five Presidents from Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (The West Wing, House of Cards, Mad Men, and Six Feet Under). (more...)

E! to Integrate E! NEWS & Digital DivisionsE! to Integrate E! NEWS & Digital Divisions
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

E! announced today that the network will integrate its E! News and digital divisions under the leadership of John Najarian, EVP, News and Digital for E! This combined operation will allow the network to align strategies and fuel continued growth for E! Online and flagship TV series E! News. Bringing all content, social/interactive and product/operations together also enables the new group to more effectively leverage its strength in storytelling and news gathering, and provide a deeper, more engaging social and interactive E! News experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest in The New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest in The New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through March 22, 2015, with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Writers Theatre presents The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Kimberly Senior. The show runs February 24 - June 28, 2015 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: First Trailer for THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS, Now Playing at 59E59 TheatersBWW TV Exclusive: First Trailer for THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS, Now Playing at 59E59 Theaters
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2015

59E59 Theaters presents the world premiere of THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS, written by Tom Dulack and directed by Michael Parva. Produced by The Directors Company and part of the 59E59's inaugural 5A Season, THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS began performances on Saturday, January 17 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 1. To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Tony Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Wins Art Directors Guild Award for 86th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDSTony Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Wins Art Directors Guild Award for 86th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

Deadline reports that Tony Award winning set designer Derek McLane has won the Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for an Award or Special Event for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. (more...)

American Playwriting Foundation Forms New Award in Honor of Philip Seymour HoffmanAmerican Playwriting Foundation Forms New Award in Honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The American Playwriting Foundation, established to make annual grants to new American plays, announced today The Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. Established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, The Relentless Award will honor an unproduced play with $45,000, laying the groundwork for the future of American Theater. The American Playwriting Foundation is now open for submissions, and the deadline is July 10, 2015. Three finalists and one winner will be announced on October 2, 2015. (more...)

CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens TonightCSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2015 - Broadway Hibernates as Juno Hits the City!WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2015 - Broadway Hibernates as Juno Hits the City!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 27, 2015

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's IF/THEN goes dark (as planned), just as Juno hits the city! (more...)

MTC's Lynne Meadow to Direct New York Debut of Melissa Ross's OF GOOD STOCK This SummerMTC's Lynne Meadow to Direct New York Debut of Melissa Ross's OF GOOD STOCK This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce the New York premiere of Of Good Stock, the new play by Melissa Ross (Thinner Than Water, Too Much Too Soon), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife). The limited engagement of Of Good Stock will begin previews Tuesday, June 2 and open Tuesday, June 23 at MTC at New York City Center -- Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

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