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Stella Adler's Harold Clurman Playwrights Division Announces New Play SearchStella Adler's Harold Clurman Playwrights Division Announces New Play Search
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The ?Harold Clurman Playwrights Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Lab Theater, is now accepting new play submissions. In the second annual search for ten-minute plays with social impact, the division is calling for plays that address one of three themes: global gender violence, the environmental crisis, the school to prison pipeline. (more...)

Public Theater, Soho Rep Productions & More Among 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize FinalistsPublic Theater, Soho Rep Productions & More Among 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2015 award: (more...)

Lineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal CenterLineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal Center
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces its inaugural international Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP). The film festival will take place all day long on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015 at The Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City. (more...)

Hit Show GROUNDED Returns for Boulder Engagement, 1/8-18Hit Show GROUNDED Returns for Boulder Engagement, 1/8-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The accolades speak for themselves. Four stars from the Denver Post: "Laura Norman is reason enough to see BETC's daunting production." Denver Westword: "Brant has written a brilliant script...a work with the power to change the viewer." (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead AwardTony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Tony award-winning Broadway producer, Robert Cole, will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (more...)

24/6: A Jewish Theater Company to Present A DYBBUK FOR TWO PEOPLE, 12/2824/6: A Jewish Theater Company to Present A DYBBUK FOR TWO PEOPLE, 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

A Jewish Theater Company and New York's first one dedicated to Sabbath-observant artists, will present A DYBBUK FOR TWO PEOPLE, Bruce Myers's acclaimed two person adaptation of S. Ansky's classic Jewish play THE DYBBUK directed by 24/6's Co-Founding Artistic Director, Yoni Oppenheim. The production will play on December 28th at 3:00 pm, at the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street New York, NY 10023. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.jccmanhattan.org/cat-content.aspx?catid=2856&progid=31569 or by calling the JCC at 646-505-5708. On the day of the show, tickets will be available at the door. (more...)

STARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman and More, Released TodaySTARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman and More, Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the world premiere recording of Stars of David today, December 16 on iTunes and Amazon.com. The album is produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, Heathers, Big Fish) and Executive Produced by Daryl Roth, featuring the talents of Alex Brightman, Joanna Glushak, Janet Metz, Brad Oscar, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, and Donna Vivino. The album features original musical material by Marilyn and Alan Bergman; Susan Birkenhead; Michael Friedman; Amanda Green; Marvin Hamlisch; Sheldon Harnick; Tom Kitt; Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire; Duncak Sheik and Steven Sater; Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller; and Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's 'BAD WITH MONEY' Extends Through February 2015Ben Rimalower's 'BAD WITH MONEY' Extends Through February 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

BAD WITH MONEY - Ben Rimalower's new play about spending beyond his means - has announced a two month extension through February 27, 2015. In a recent four star review from Time Out New York, the show was hailed as 'light, funny' and 'vividly personal,' as well as 'courageously honest, keenly specific and emotionally naked' by The Advocate. The show continues this month on Monday nights at 7:00 PM through December 29, and Thursday nights at 9:30 PM through December 18. In 2015, it will be performed Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, January 7 to 28 and Thursdays at 9:30 PM, February 5 to 26. Ben's addiction has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem - or get rich trying. Written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark, BAD WITH MONEY is being performed at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue). (more...)

BWW Reviews: More of the Same Brilliance with Rep's THE GREAT SOCIETYBWW Reviews: More of the Same Brilliance with Rep's THE GREAT SOCIETY
by Jay Irwin - Dec 11, 2014

Sometimes a bit of greatness, when combined with an equally great companion can form something so amazing that they surpass the heights to which they've already achieved. Such is the case with Tony Kushner's "Angels in America", the cycle of plays from August Wilson and, in my opinion, even Tarantino's "Kill Bill" saga. Well now we can add another set to the group as the Seattle Rep is now presenting the companion piece to the Robert Schenkkan's LBJ bio-play "All the Way" with the equally stunning "The Great Society". And if the first one grabbed you like it did me, then this one will only serve to extend that wild ride but in a very different way. (more...)

STARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman & More, Set for Release Next WeekSTARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman & More, Set for Release Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the world premiere recording of Stars of David on December 16 on iTunes and Amazon.com The album is produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, Heathers, Big Fish) and Executive Produced by Daryl Roth, featuring the talents of Alex Brightman, Joanna Glushak, Janet Metz, Brad Oscar, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, and Donna Vivino. The album features original musical material by Marilyn and Alan Bergman; Susan Birkenhead; Michael Friedman; Amanda Green; Marvin Hamlisch; Sheldon Harnick; Tom Kitt; Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire; Duncak Sheik and Steven Sater; Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller; and Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Public Theater announced the return of Public Forum's holiday tradition, a one-night-only Drama Club reading and discussion of THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER on Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public. Just in time for the holidays, this exciting evening will feature a reading of Thornton Wilder's 1931 one-act featuring Tarell Alvin McCraney, Ethan Lipton, Andrew Solomon, and Tappan Wilder. Wilder's ingenious, heartbreaking play traces 90 years in the life of an American family, and will spark a discussion about family and storytelling in a society that's rapidly accelerating. (more...)

Sundance 2015 Announces 'Spotlight', 'Park City at Midnight' and 'New Frontier' SelectionsSundance 2015 Announces 'Spotlight', 'Park City at Midnight' and 'New Frontier' Selections
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight and Park City at Midnight, as well as the films and installations to be featured in the New Frontier program. The Festival, which takes place January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, is the centerpiece of the year-round public programs for the Institute, which also hosts 24 residency labs and grants more than $2.5 million to independent artists each year. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of X's and O's (A Football Love Story), a hard-hitting docudrama that examines our country's passion for a game that is life-giving yet lethal. Our singularly American sport is intricately woven into our culture and rituals, yet its traumatic effect on players and their families has us reexamining its place in our country's story. (more...)

BWW Special Interview: Kelli O'Hara and Christian Borle Talk PETER PAN LIVE! on NBCBWW Special Interview: Kelli O'Hara and Christian Borle Talk PETER PAN LIVE! on NBC
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's Richie Ridge was on hand at PETER PAN's press day where he talked to the stars and creative team about how they are putting together this live TV event. Here, Richie talks to Christian Borle and Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Happy Second Birthday to Cape Town's Play Club!BWW Special Feature: Happy Second Birthday to Cape Town's Play Club!
by David Fick - Nov 26, 2014

Last Sunday, Play Club celebrated its second anniversary with a reading of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Play Club is a monthly event in Cape Town that was initiated by Drew Rienstra with the vision of building a community among theatre lovers, including actors, theatre-makers, filmmakers, educators, critics and theatre audiences. (more...)

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG to Launch 6-City Florida Tour in Fort LauderdaleSTARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG to Launch 6-City Florida Tour in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG, a new musical revue based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, is announced by Tony Award winning producer Daryl Roth, to launch an extensive 6-city Florida tour, premiering December 23 through January 4, at Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mike Nichols
by Walter McBride - Nov 23, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director, producer, writer, and performer Mike Nichols, who passed away on Wednesday evening at age 83. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory on November 21st, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the last 30 or so years of his career. (more...)

Tracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Tops TCG's Best-Selling Books of 2014 ListTracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Tops TCG's Best-Selling Books of 2014 List
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Theatre J's Wild, Rollicking INTELLIGENT  HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDEBWW Reviews: Theatre J's Wild, Rollicking INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE
by Andrew White - Nov 21, 2014

Theatre J's production of 'The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures' comes complete with quirks and brainy asides that can leave audiences miles behind, grasping for meaning. This being an epic affair, eventually we simply give up and let the characters live their lives, untouched and untouchable. But that's when the magic starts. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Mike Nichols Remembrance - Brilliance On Broadway, In Hollywood & Far BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: A Mike Nichols Remembrance - Brilliance On Broadway, In Hollywood & Far Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 21, 2014

In honor of his death, today we salute one of the most renowned and respected directors on Broadway, in Hollywood and far beyond, the one and only Mike Nichols. (more...)

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