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NJPAC Partners with 54 Below for New Series, Featuring Stars from Broadway's INTO THE WOODS, MAME and MoreNJPAC Partners with 54 Below for New Series, Featuring Stars from Broadway's INTO THE WOODS, MAME and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, announces a new partnership with New Jersey Perfoming Arts Center (NJPAC) to present a series of evenings direct from 'Broadway's living room' to the audiences at the esteemed arts venue in Newark, NJ. The series, '54 Below at NJPAC,' launches with three Saturday night events, originally presented on stage at 54 Below, celebrating the music of legendary Broadway songwriters and featuring all-star Broadway talent. (more...)

54 Below & NJPAC Partner for Three Upcoming Events54 Below & NJPAC Partner for Three Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

(NJPAC) to present a series of evenings direct from 'Broadway's living room' to the audiences at the esteemed arts venue in Newark, NJ. The series, '54 Below at NJPAC,' launches with three Saturday night events, originally presented on stage at 54 Below, celebrating the music of legendary Broadway songwriters and featuring all-star Broadway talent. (more...)

The 46th Annual Jeff Awards Are Announced - THE DANCE OF DEATH, THE NORMAL HEART, BRIGADOON and More!The 46th Annual Jeff Awards Are Announced - THE DANCE OF DEATH, THE NORMAL HEART, BRIGADOON and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

At the gala 46th Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, October 13, awards were spread among numerous theatres honoring a season of outstanding productions. From Writers Theatre, "The Dance of Death", a battle of wits between a tyrant and his manipulative wife, received the Production-Play award for a large theatre, along with its two principal actors Larry Yando and Shannon Cochran. "The Normal Heart", Larry Kramer's tale of the early indifference in N.Y. about the HIV/Aids crisis, presented by TimeLine Theatre Company, was honored with awards for Production-Play for a midsize theatre and for Director Nick Bowling. (more...)

2014 Jeff Awards Set for Tonight in Chicago; Goodman & Drury Lane Lead Nominations2014 Jeff Awards Set for Tonight in Chicago; Goodman & Drury Lane Lead Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The 46th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area is tonight, October 13 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Newtildas Preview WHEN CHILDREN RULE THE WORLD at 54 BelowBWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Newtildas Preview WHEN CHILDREN RULE THE WORLD at 54 Below
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 6, 2014

Following their triumphant performances as 'Matilda' in the Broadway smash Matilda The Musical, 11 year old Paige Brady, 11 year old Gabriella Pizzolo, 11 year old Ripley Sobo and 9 year old Ava Ulloa (aka the 'Newtildas') perform some of their favorite songs from Broadway and beyond in their upcoming concert, 'When Children Rule The World' at 54 BELOW on Friday, October 10, 2014. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive sneak peek of the ladies in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: National Music Theater Institute Embraced by BroadwayBWW Exclusive: National Music Theater Institute Embraced by Broadway
by National Theater Institute - Oct 6, 2014

The National Music Theater Institute (NMTI) students have just returned to campus from two weeks training in New York City; scroll down for photos from the visit! NMTI is the newest credit-earning, semester-long intensive from the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Utilizing the O'Neill's 50-year experience in training young theater artists and history of developing new musicals (including Nine, Avenue Q, In The Heights, [title of show], and Violet), NMTI offers broad-based training in all areas of musical theater: acting, singing, directing, writing, dance, composition, and choreography. In addition to the semester's rigorous curriculum-classes 14 hours a day, 7 days a week with emphasis on collaboration and the creation of original work- two weeks of the semester are spent learning in the epicenter of American music theater. (more...)

Broadway's 'Newtildas' to Prove 'Children Rule The World' at 54 Below, 10/10Broadway's 'Newtildas' to Prove 'Children Rule The World' at 54 Below, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Following their triumphant performances as "Matilda" in the Broadway smash Matilda The Musical, 11 year old Paige Brady, 11 year old Gabriella Pizzolo, 11 year old Ripley Sobo and 9 year old Ava Ulloa (aka the "Newtildas") perform some of their favorite songs from Broadway and beyond in their upcoming concert, "When Children Rule The World" at 54 BELOW on Friday, October 10, 2014. (more...)

THE FLOP HOUSE, Workshops on Marketing, Producing and More Set for Commercial Theater Institute's 2014-15 SeasonTHE FLOP HOUSE, Workshops on Marketing, Producing and More Set for Commercial Theater Institute's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), has announced the 2014-2015 Season. CTI is the theatre industry's leading training and professional development program which covers a wide range of topics and features over 100 of the most distinguished industry professionals as lecturers and panelists including many Tony Award- winning producers. CTI programs include a 14-week program that explores producing in-depth, a 3-day intensive introduction to producing and half-day or one day workshops on specialized topics. More to be announced! (more...)

Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane Productions Lead 2014 Jeff Awards Nominations; Full List!Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane Productions Lead 2014 Jeff Awards Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Chicago actress, TV and film star Jane Lynch did the honor today of announcing the nominees for the 2013-2014 Equity Jeff Awards. (more...)

Shapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD Live 54 Below Album Gets 9/9 ReleaseShapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD Live 54 Below Album Gets 9/9 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Shapiro Sisters announced today that their debut album Live Out Loud: Live at 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler Play 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler Play 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 13, 2014

Award-winning songwriters Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler ('Taylor the Latte Boy', 'Alto's Lament', Ever After) brought their their vivacious, eclectic, romantic, and seriously funny songbook to 54 Below last night, June 12. Check out coverage of their performance below! (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre Host Panel NURTURING NEW WORKS TonightTRU and The Players Theatre Host Panel NURTURING NEW WORKS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center with their April panel, Nurturing New Works: What Producers Can Learn from the National Playwrights Conference tonight, April 30, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Meryl Streep with 14th Annual Monte Cristo AwardPhoto Coverage: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Meryl Streep with 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2014

Meryl Streep was honored with the 14th-Annual Monte Cristo Award at Edison Ballroom last night, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the celebration below! (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre to Host April Panel NURTURING NEW WORKS, 4/30TRU and The Players Theatre to Host April Panel NURTURING NEW WORKS, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center with their April panel, Nurturing New Works: What Producers Can Learn from the National Playwrights Conference on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

New York Tax Credit Proposed to Entice Producers to Bring Touring Productions UpstateNew York Tax Credit Proposed to Entice Producers to Bring Touring Productions Upstate
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

On Wednesday, a group of producers and presenters of Touring Broadway; members and representatives of The Broadway League; and elected officials announced a proposed Empire State Live Production Tax Credit to 'Keep Broadway in New York State.' The tax credit would apply to productions that begin their on-stage activities in Upstate New York. (more...)

Jarrod Spector's 'A Little Help From My Friends' Live Album Gets 3/25 ReleaseJarrod Spector's 'A Little Help From My Friends' Live Album Gets 3/25 Release
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Broadway Records will release Jarrod Spector's 'A Little Help From My Friends: Live At 54 BELOW' digitally and on CD on March 25th, 2014. The CD is available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00IP9ZAG2. The CD will be available in advance to those attending Jarrod's upcoming 54 BELOW concerts on March 10th, 23rd and 24th. Spector will be signing CDs at these 54 BELOW performances as well as at his engagement on March 31st at 54 BELOW. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close at the Royal George, March 2OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close at the Royal George, March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Producers announced today that the hit off-Broadway comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES, which has entertained Chicago audiences for more than five months, will close at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, on Sunday evening, March 2, at 5pm. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Offers Free Valet Parking; 'Guest Jokesters' Set for Feb-March AppearancesOLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Offers Free Valet Parking; 'Guest Jokesters' Set for Feb-March Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Now in its fifth month at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, the hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES continues to make news, by eliminating winter parking woes and offering free valet parking at the theater on weeknights! (more...)

Tickets to O'Neill's 14th Annual Monte Cristo Awards Gala Honoring Meryl Streep Now On SaleTickets to O'Neill's 14th Annual Monte Cristo Awards Gala Honoring Meryl Streep Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced that tickets are publicly available for the 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award, honoring Meryl Streep. The award, presented to Ms. Streep at a Gala event in her honor, will be held at the Edison Ballroom, New York City, on Monday, April 21. Individual tickets start at $750, and can be purchased at www.theoneill.org. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Offers Free Valet Parking; 'Guest Jokesters' Set for Feb-March AppearancesOLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Offers Free Valet Parking; 'Guest Jokesters' Set for Feb-March Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Now in its fifth month at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, the hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES continues to make news, by eliminating winter parking woes and offering free valet parking at the theater on weeknights! (more...)

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