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La Jolla Playhouse Receives Grants in Support of Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHATLa Jolla Playhouse Receives Grants in Support of Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse is the recipient of three prestigious and highly-competitive grants to support its world-premiere production of The Who & The What, by 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, directed by Kimberly Senior, running February 11 - March 9 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. The grants include the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, as well awards from The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund. (more...)

2013 Astaire Awards Set for Tonight; Laura Osnes, Charlotte d'Amboise and More Among Nominees!2013 Astaire Awards Set for Tonight; Laura Osnes, Charlotte d'Amboise and More Among Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

The 31st Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards are taking place this evening, June 3 at 7:30pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Marge Champion and Ted Chapin Honored Tonight with 2013 Astaire AwardsMarge Champion and Ted Chapin Honored Tonight with 2013 Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2013

Tonight, June 3 at 7:30pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the 31st Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will honor dance legend Marge Champion with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award and Ted Chapin with a brand new award, Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre. The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt (a critic and writer for the NY Daily News and The New Yorker). (more...)

Laura Osnes, Charlotte d'Amboise and More Earn 2013 Astaire Awards Nominations!Laura Osnes, Charlotte d'Amboise and More Earn 2013 Astaire Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

Nominees have been announced for the 31st Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards taking place on Monday, June 3 at 7:30pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Select tickets are also now available to the public priced at $425, $200 & $75; tickets can currently be purchased online at www.FredandAdeleAstaireAwards.com. (more...)

Douglas Carpenter Wins Eastman School's 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition for Singer-ActorsDouglas Carpenter Wins Eastman School's 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition for Singer-Actors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

Douglas Carpenter, baritone, of New York, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 15th annual Lotte Lenya Competition, held on April 13, 2013, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Maren Weinberger, soprano, of New York, received the Second Prize of $10,000, and two Third Prizes of $7,500 each were awarded to Alison Arnopp, soprano, of County Cork, Ireland, and Lauren Roesner, soprano, of Cincinnati. Founded in 1998 to celebrate the centenary of Lenya's birth, the Lotte Lenya Competition is an international theater singing contest that recognizes talented young singer/actors, ages 19-32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in a wide range of repertoire. (more...)

Marge Champion and Ted Chapin to Be Honored with 2013 Astaire AwardsMarge Champion and Ted Chapin to Be Honored with 2013 Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

On Monday, June 3 at 7:30pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the 31st Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will honor dance legend Marge Champion with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award and Ted Chapin with a brand new award, Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre. The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt (a critic and writer for the NY Daily News and The New Yorker). (more...)

31st Annual Astaire Awards Will Honor Marge Champion and Ted Chapin31st Annual Astaire Awards Will Honor Marge Champion and Ted Chapin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

On Monday, June 3 at 7:30pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the 31st Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will honor dance legend Marge Champion with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award and Ted Chapin with a brand new award, Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre. The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt (a critic and writer for the NY Daily News and The New Yorker). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 3rd, 2013'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 3rd, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 3, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Big doings at Broadway In Chicago, 'Othello: The Remix,' world premieres from Pride Plays, The Second City and two from composer Kevin O'Donnell, 'Spamalot,' 'I Can Get It For You Wholesale' and so much more! (more...)

2013 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists and Judges Announced: Erin Mackey, Douglas Carpenter and More2013 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists and Judges Announced: Erin Mackey, Douglas Carpenter and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Twelve exceptionally talented young singer-actors, with previous stage experience ranging from roles on Broadway to the Metropolitan Opera House, have been named finalists in the 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition. They will compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500 on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Acclaimed soprano and 2010 Opera News Award winner Patricia Racette, British opera and musical theater conductor James Holmes, and Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President and American Theater Wing Vice-Chairman Theodore S. Chapin will serve as judges. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's 2012 Gala Sets Record as Highest Grossing in Wing HistoryAmerican Theatre Wing's 2012 Gala Sets Record as Highest Grossing in Wing History
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2012

Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, has announced that the Wing's 2012 Gala, held Monday, September 24 at The Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising just shy of $600,000. (more...)

Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing 2012 Gala Honors the Redgrave FamilyPhoto Coverage: American Theatre Wing 2012 Gala Honors the Redgrave Family
by Walter McBride - Sep 25, 2012

Last night, a slew of celebrity guests were on hand for The American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala, which celebrated its 95th Anniversary of service to the American theatre by honoring the Redgrave Family for its outstanding work and invaluable contributions to the theatrical community. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Honors the Redgrave Family Tonight, 9/24American Theatre Wing Honors the Redgrave Family Tonight, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

The American Theatre Wing previously announced that its annual Gala, to be held tonight, September 24 at 6:30 PM at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor the Redgrave family's six generations of outstanding work and invaluable contributions to the theatrical community. Vanessa Redgrave, along with other family members, will be in attendance to share in the celebration. (more...)

American Theatre Wing to Honor the Redgrave Family, 9/24American Theatre Wing to Honor the Redgrave Family, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2012

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held Monday, September 24 at 6:30 PM at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor the Redgrave family's six generations of outstanding work and invaluable contributions to the theatrical community. Vanessa Redgrave, along with other family members, will be in attendance to share in the celebration. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Adds Audio Archive to LibraryGoodspeed Musicals Adds Audio Archive to Library
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2012

A rare collection of complete live recordings of classic American musical theater will be made available over the next four years to visitors at two major venues: Goodspeed Musicals' Scherer Library of Musical Theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut, and Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. (more...)

Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite for 'When Everything Was Possible' Concert Tonight, 4/29Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite for 'When Everything Was Possible' Concert Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments), for one night only tonight, April 29th (7:30pm) at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They are joined by a thirteen-piece band (Michael Rafter, Music Director), playing new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Larry Moss directs, with musical staging by Joshua Bergasse ("Smash"). Carolyn Wong provides lighting design, with sound design by Leon Rothenberg and projection design by Telegraphicmedia. (more...)

Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite in WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Concert, 4/29Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite in WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Concert, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas will present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in 'When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments),' for one night only, Sunday April 29th (7:30pm) at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They will be joined by a thirteen-piece band (Michael Rafter, Music Director), playing new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Larry Moss directs, with musical staging by Joshua Bergasse ("Smash"). Carolyn Wong will provide lighting design, with sound design by Leon Rothenberg and projection design by Telegraphicmedia. (more...)

Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory Set for WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Benefit Concert, 4/29Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory Set for WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Benefit Concert, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas will present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments), for one night only, Sunday April 29th (7:30pm) at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They will be joined by a thirteen-piece band (Michael Rafter, Music Director), playing new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Larry Moss directs, with musical staging by Joshua Bergasse ("Smash"). Carolyn Wong will provide lighting design, with sound design by Leon Rothenberg and projection design by Telegraphicmedia. (more...)

Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite in WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Concert, 4/29Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite in WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Concert, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas will present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in 'When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments),' for one night only, Sunday April 29th (7:30pm) at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They will be joined by a thirteen-piece band (Michael Rafter, Music Director), playing new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Larry Moss directs, with musical staging by Joshua Bergasse ("Smash"). Carolyn Wong will provide lighting design, with sound design by Leon Rothenberg and projection design by Telegraphicmedia. (more...)

2012 Lotte Lenya Competition Winners Announced2012 Lotte Lenya Competition Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

Matthew Grills, tenor, of Rochester, N.Y, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition, held on April 21, 2012, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. In a close contest, Justin Hopkins, bass-baritone of Philadelphia, and Jacob Keith Watson, tenor of Wynne, Ark., tied for Second Prizes of $10,000, and Megan Marino, mezzo-soprano of Malvern, Penn., was awarded the Third Prize of $7,500. (more...)

2012 Commemorative Tony Program to Be Made Available to Theater Fans2012 Commemorative Tony Program to Be Made Available to Theater Fans
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2012

The 2012 Commemorative Tony Program will be distributed to the guests at the Beacon Theatre and for the first time, more than 25,000 copies will be made available to Broadway fans outside of the theatre. (more...)

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