Tom Duane News

Robert Serrell Named New Executive Director of Barrow Group Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Barrow Group Theatre Company and School has announced its Board of Trustees, along with Co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, have instated Robert Serrell as Executive Director. www.barrowgroup.org (more...)

BWW TV: Inside the 2013 Drama League Gala - Performances from Guest of Honor Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the big event were he got to chat with the guest of honor herself and plenty of guests including, Judith Light, Michael Arden, LaChanze, Tyne Daly, Will Swenson and more. Plus, check out special performances from McDonald, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tyne Daly, Norm Lewis & More Honor Audra McDonald at Drama League Gala!
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2013

The Drama League honored five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald at The Drama League's 29th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway last night, February 11, 2013 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Judith Light, Caissie Levy, Tyne Daly and More Join the The Drama League's Celebration of Audra McDonald, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2013

The Drama League will honor five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald at The Drama League's 29th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, on February 11, 2013 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). Amy Eller and Ellen Fox are the 2013 Gala Chairpersons. Tickets and tables are available by calling (212) 244-9494 or visiting www.dramaleague.org/audra. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Whoopi Goldberg, Cheyenne Jackson, and More at HRC Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 04, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - hosted its annual Greater New York Gala dinner on February 2, at the Waldorf Astoria. The evening featured a performance by Billy Porter, star of this spring's highly anticipated new musical Kinky Boots. With a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots proves that sometimes the best way to fit in, is to stand out. (more...)

Billy Porter Performs from KINKY BOOTS at Human Rights Campaign Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 02, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - will host its annual Greater New York Gala dinner tonight February 2, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria. This year's event comes on the heels of historic electoral wins for marriage equality across the country. (more...)

Billy Porter to Perform from KINKY BOOTS at Human Rights Campaign Gala, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - will host its annual Greater New York Gala dinner on February 2, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria. This year's event comes on the heels of historic electoral wins for marriage equality across the country. (more...)

The Drama League's 2013 Gala Online Auction Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

The Drama League's 2013 Gala Online Auction opens today, January 22 at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague, featuring over fifty once-in-a-lifetime prize packages, including exclusive celebrity experiences with Tom Hanks, Liza Minnelli, Whoopi Goldberg, Kim Cattrall, chef Rocco Dispirito, violinist Joshua Bell, Broadway opening night parties for The Big Knife and The Trip To Bountiful; luxury vacations to Marrakech, London, Las Vegas, and Chicago; and over forty additional elegant items and elegant experiences. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patti LuPone, and More to Honor Audra McDonald at Drama League's MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2013

The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth) will honor five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald at The Drama League's 29th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, on February 11, 2013 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). Tickets and tables are available by calling (212) 244-9494 or visiting www.dramaleague.org/audra. (more...)

Theater for the New City Will Ceremonially Burn its Mortgage, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2013

On Saturday, January 26 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Theater for the New City will ceremonially burn its mortgage to celebrate becoming debt-free. The gathering, to be attended by elected officials, local activists, artists and celebrities, will include performances and the opening of an art exhibit. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 25- July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2011

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's new feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end of the week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to the West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more! For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 18- 24! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lt. Dan Choi, Larry Kramer, Hugh Jackman & Senator Tom Duane Support LGBTQ Rights at THE NORMAL HEART
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 29, 2011

Lieutenant Dan Choi, the war veteran who was discharged from the Army under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' was welcomed at The Normal Heart last night by Normal Heart playwright Larry Kramer and New York State Senator Tom Duane, who was Senate sponsor of the recently passed New York Marriage Equality bill. Also on hand in the audience to show support was stage and screen favorite, Hugh Jackman. Lt. Choi, in his full military uniform, joined Larry Kramer to hand out 'Please Know' letters from the playwright to audience members immediately following the 7:00 PM performance. (more...)

NYC LGBT Screens ACT UP! Film with Nathan Lane, Joel Grey, et al., 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2011

This evening, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Christine Vachon (Producer, Far From Heaven, Boys Don't Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), fashion guru and author Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, talk show host Phil Donahue, food critic and Chopped host Ted Allen, and openly-gay and HIV-positive New York State Senator Tom Duane will host a cocktail reception and preview screening from 6:30-8:30 PM at New York City's LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street (between 7th & Greenwich Avenues) in Manhattan to raise funds for ACT UP!, a documentary film currently in production with the expectation of premiering at Sundance 2012, followed by wide theatrical release and television broadcast. (more...)

Gus Van Sant Hosts Reception At LGBT Community Center May 25
by Movies News Desk - May 09, 2011

On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Academy Award-winning director Gus Van Sant will host a cocktail reception from 6:30-8:30 PM at New York City's LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street (between 7th & Greenwich Avenues) in Manhattan to raise funds for ACT UP!, a new documentary film now in production.* (more...)

Thousands Join Bernhard and Choi at Union Square Rally For LGBT Homeless Youth
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

This evening at 6:30PM, numerous prominent LGBT and progressive leaders and organizations will come together at a highly anticipated rally at Union Square in support of the LGBT Homeless Youth community. (more...)

Bernhard, Choi to Speak At Union Square Rally In Support Of Homeless LGBT Youth 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

On Monday, June 14th at 6:30PM, numerous prominent LGBT and progressive leaders and organizations will come together at a highly anticipated rally at Union Square in support of the LGBT Homeless Youth community. Comedian, singer, actress, and author Sandra Bernhard will speak along with Iraq Combat Veteran and gay rights activist Dan Choi, as well as youth representatives from various organizations serving young LGBT people. (more...)

STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS Opens At Angel Orensanz 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS, a collection of short plays written for marriage equality to benefit Human Rights Campaign, Marriage Equality New York and New York Theatre Workshop will take place on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk Street in New York City, between Houston and Stanton Streets. Dancing and a glamorous wedding reception will follow. (more...)

Rally Held at Union Square In Support Of Homeless LGBT Youth 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

On Monday, June 14th at 6:30PM, numerous prominent LGBT and progressive leaders and organizations will come together at a highly anticipated rally at Union Square in support of the LGBT Homeless Youth community. (A list of endorsers can be seen below). (more...)

Bernhard, Choi to Speak At Union Square Rally In Support Of Homeless LGBT Youth 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2010

On Monday, June 14th at 6:30PM, numerous prominent LGBT and progressive leaders and organizations will come together at a highly anticipated rally at Union Square in support of the LGBT Homeless Youth community. Comedian, singer, actress, and author Sandra Bernhard will speak along with Iraq Combat Veteran and gay rights activist Dan Choi, as well as youth representatives from various organizations serving young LGBT people. (more...)

Hirsch, Najimy, Heredia Join STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2010

Judd Hirsch, Kathy Najimy, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Debra Monk, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Longoria, Dan Butler, David Pittu, Jason Butler Harner, Jonathan Cake, Kristin Nielsen and Nancy Giles have joined the cast of STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS, a collection of short plays written for marriage equality to benefit Human Rights Campaign, Marriage Equality New York and New York Theatre Workshop. (more...)

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