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Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by Walter McBride - Apr 02, 2014

Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams officially joined the cast of Broadway's After Midnight last night as 'Special Guest Star.' Williams will play performances through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened to rave reviews on Sunday, November 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for her first night in action and you can check out photos from backstage with the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 05, 2014

THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST is the third in a cycle of plays that began with Hudes' Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, a play about a young Marine coming to terms with his time in Iraq and his father's and grandfather's service in Vietnam and Korea. The second play in the trilogy, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water by the Spoonful, received its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Velez and More in Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST is the third in a cycle of plays that began with Hudes' Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, a play about a young Marine coming to terms with his time in Iraq and his father's and grandfather's service in Vietnam and Korea. The second play in the trilogy, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water by the Spoonful, received its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2013. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, begins performances tonight, February 11. (more...)

Tony Plana, Bret Shuford, Kay Trinidad & More to Perform the Songs of Paul Cozby, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Lone Star Theatre Co. will present a night of music by Texas composer Paul Cozby Jan. 27 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre as part of their on-going series TX MUSIC / NY STAGES. (more...)

Lauren Velez Joins Cast of Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

LAUREN VELEZ, best known for her role as Captain Maria LaGuerta on the hit Showtime series, "Dexter," will play the role of Yaz in the upcoming Second Stage Theatre production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Ms. Velez replaces the previously announced Elizabeth Rodriguez. (more...)

Tony Plana & Ada Maris to Perform Music of Paul Cozby at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

Award-winning Broadway, film and TV actor Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) and actor-singer-comedian Ada Maris are among singers slated to perform the songs of writer/composer Paul Cozby Monday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Lone Star Theatre Co. presents the evening in its "Texas Music/New York Stages" series-Only Humans Like My Music-The Songs of Paul Cozby. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Nelson Gonzalez Joins Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Grammy Award-nominated musician Nelson Gonzalez has joined the creative team of the upcoming Second Stage Theatre production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Mr. Gonzalez, who is widely considered the master of the Cuban Tres guitar, will oversee the production's musical elements and will lead a live band during performances. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Tovah Feldshuh, Stephen Spinella & More to Lead Red Bull Theater's RUSSIAN READINGS in December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2013

As previously announced, Red Bull Theater will present two RUSSIAN READINGS by Vladimir Nabokov and Alexander Ostrovsky on December 9 and December 16 as part of its OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings Series. Today, the all-star casts for the two readings have been announced, boasting a roster which includes Jonathan Groff, Tovah Feldshuh, Stephen Spinella, and more. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Tovah Feldshuh, Stephen Spinella & More to Lead Red Bull Theater's RUSSIAN READINGS in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

As previously announced, Red Bull Theater will present two RUSSIAN READINGS by Vladimir Nabokov and Alexander Ostrovsky on December 9 and December 16 as part of its OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings Series. Today, the all-star casts for the two readings have been announced, boasting a roster which includes Jonathan Groff, Tovah Feldshuh, Stephen Spinella, and more. (more...)

Tony Plana, Anthony Chisholm & More to Lead Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director), currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary season, has announced the complete cast for its upcoming production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winnerQuiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The company will feature ANTHONY CHISHOLM (Radio Golf, Jitney), DARIUSH KASHANI (Homebody/Kabul), Tony Plana (Ugly Betty), ARMANDO RIESCO (2ST's Water by the Spoonful), ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ (Motherf***er with the Hat, Orange is the New Black), and ANNAPURNA SRIRAM (Pericles at Berkeley Rep). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Public Theater's GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS and GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 29, 2013

The Public Theater just opened The Foundry Theatre's GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN by Bertolt Brechton, and the American premiere of GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS last night, October 29. With a translation by John Willett and directed by Lear deBessonet, GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN will run through Sunday, November 24. GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS will run through Sunday, November 24. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Stages 'Free For All' MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's annual Free For All is a much-loved Washington tradition, offering free Shakespeare performances to the general public for the past 22 years. This year the beloved tradition launches the Company's 2013-2014 Season by reviving Much Ado About Nothing, initially presented during the 2011-2012 Season with original direction by Ethan McSweeny. Much Ado About Nothing will run at STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from today, August 20-September 1, 2013. Resident Assistant Director Jenny Lord will direct this delightful summer comedy for residents and visitors to D.C. (more...)

Fordham University Presents Weekend of Films with CANNED ART Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

Back for its sixth summer, the Fordham Alumni Company will for the first time host a weekend of film screenings created by Fordham Alumni. The sister program to the company's FRESH ART festival the weekend before, The CANNED Art weekend showcases work Fordham Alumni have finished creating, saved for prosperity in the can. A variety of feature length and short films, documentaries, as well as web-series and sketches will be shown. All screenings will be presented at the Wild Project (195 E. 3rd St., NYC). Admission is $5 per film. In addition, audience members can purchase a $12 “RamPass” to see 3 or more films. To purchase tickets in advance visit www.thewildproject.com. Specific screening information is as follows: (more...)

Fordham University to Present Weekend of Films with CANNED ART Festival, Begin. 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2013

Back for its sixth summer, the Fordham Alumni Company will for the first time host a weekend of film screenings created by Fordham Alumni. The sister program to the company's FRESH ART festival the weekend before, The CANNED Art weekend showcases work Fordham Alumni have finished creating, saved for prosperity in the can. A variety of feature length and short films, documentaries, as well as web-series and sketches will be shown. All screenings will be presented at the Wild Project (195 E. 3rd St., NYC). Admission is $5 per film. In addition, audience members can purchase a $12 “RamPass” to see 3 or more films. To purchase tickets in advance visit www.thewildproject.com. Specific screening information is as follows: (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Stage 'Free For All' MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 8/20-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's annual Free For All is a much-loved Washington tradition, offering free Shakespeare performances to the general public for the past 22 years. This year the beloved tradition launches the Company's 2013-2014 Season by reviving Much Ado About Nothing, initially presented during the 2011-2012 Season with original direction by Ethan McSweeny. Much Ado About Nothing will run at STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from August 20-September 1, 2013. Resident Assistant Director Jenny Lord will direct this delightful summer comedy for residents and visitors to D.C. (more...)

Lifetime's JODI ARIAS Original Movie Delivers 3 + Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

The Lifetime Original Movie JODI ARIAS: DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, based on the disturbing murder trial that is captivating the nation, averaged 3.1 million Total Viewers (more...)

Lifetime's JODI ARIAS: DIRTY LITTLE SECRET Draws 3.1 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

The Lifetime Original Movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, based on the disturbing murder trial that is captivating the nation, averaged 3.1 million Total Viewers (+55% versus Lifetime's 2013 original movie average), 1.3 million Adults 25-54 viewers (+58%), 1.2 million Adults 18-49 viewers (+75%), 927,000 Women 25-54 (+51%) viewers and 870,000 Women 18-49 (+67%) viewers in its world premiere Saturday night, according to Nielsen Research. (more...)

Tania Raymonde Stars in Lifetime's JODI ARIAS: DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

On the heels of Jodi Arias' murder conviction last week, Lifetime today announced that its original movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret will make its world premiere tonight, June 22, at 8:00pm ET/PT. (more...)

Tania Raymonde to Star in Lifetime's JODI ARIAS: DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, 6/22
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2013

On the heels of Jodi Arias' murder conviction last week, Lifetime today announced that its original movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret will make its world premiere on Saturday, June 22, at 8:00pm ET/PT. (more...)

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