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Photo Coverage: I LOVED LUCY Plays Benefit Performance for Abingdon Theatre CompanyPhoto Coverage: I LOVED LUCY Plays Benefit Performance for Abingdon Theatre Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 25, 2016

Direct from two sold out critically acclaimed London productions I Loved Lucy gave a one night only benefit performance for Abingdon Theatre Company at The Lucille Lortel Theatre on July 21 and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Lecesne's 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Celebrates Opening at Bay Street TheaterPhoto Flash: James Lecesne's 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Celebrates Opening at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater just celebrated the opening of James Lecesne's The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. The production will run now through July 24. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at Bay Street TheaterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from tonight, July 18, through July 24. Just in time for tonight's first performance, get a sneak peek at James Lecesne onstage below! (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Boards PACIFIC OVERTURES at Classic Stage CompanyALLEGIANCE's George Takei Boards PACIFIC OVERTURES at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

George Takei, who recently starred in the Broadway musical Allegiance, has been cast as 'Reciter' in Classic Stage Company's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's PACIFIC OVERTURES, to be directed by Tony Award winner (and 2016 Tony Award nominee) John Doyle, who this season takes the reins as Artistic Director of the vital East Village theater company. (more...)

Mirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund GrantMirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Classic Stage Company has announced that Mirirai Sithole is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3,000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Company of STET Celebrates Opening Night at Abingdon Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: Company of STET Celebrates Opening Night at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company recently celebrated the opening night of STET, a new play which has extended its Off-Broadway performances through July 10. Written by Kim Davies and developed by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Tony Speciale, STET is produced in association with The Muse Project.  Artistic Director Tony Speciale directs the world-premiere drama inspired by the Rolling Stone article 'A Rape on Campus.' (more...)

Kim Davies' STET Adds Another Week at Abingdon TheatreKim Davies' STET Adds Another Week at Abingdon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, in association The Muse Project, announces a week-long extension of STET, with Off-Broadway performances now running through July 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Abingdon Theatre Company's STET, Opening 6/23Photo Flash: First Look at Abingdon Theatre Company's STET, Opening 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with The Muse Project, presents STET is a new play inspired by the Rolling Stone article 'A Rape on Campus,' written by Kim Davies and developed by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Artistic Director Tony Speciale. Opening is set for June 23. Tickets are now on sale through July 3. Tony Speciale is set to direct the Off-Broadway production, marking his inaugural programming as Artistic Director. (more...)

Take Back the Night Founder Set for STET Talkback at Abingdon Theatre CompanyTake Back the Night Founder Set for STET Talkback at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with The Muse Project, announces talkbacks following the performances of STET on Sunday, June 26 at 2pm; Tuesday, June 28 at 7pm; and Thursday, June 30 at 7pm. Written by Kim Davies and developed by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Tony Speciale, STET is a new play inspired by the Rolling Stone article 'A Rape on Campus.' Artistic Director Tony Speciale directs the world premiere, marking his first programming as Artistic Director. (more...)

Michael C. Hall Will Lead Reading of Will Eno's GNIT; John Doyle Set to DirectMichael C. Hall Will Lead Reading of Will Eno's GNIT; John Doyle Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Michael C. Hall will headline a one-night night only reading of Will Eno's play GNIT, adapted from Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT Monday evening, June 20 at 7 pm at CSC (136 East 13th Street) as part of the theater's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL IBSEN, presented in conjunction with the company current production of PEER GYNT, directed by John Doyle and runs through this Sunday, June 19. (more...)

London Hit I LOVED LUCY Coming to Lucille Lortel Theatre for One-Night-OnlyLondon Hit I LOVED LUCY Coming to Lucille Lortel Theatre for One-Night-Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Gary DiMauro, Therese Steiner, and Showstoppers NY present a special engagement of I LOVED LUCY, Lee Tannen's loving and candid play about his friendship with Lucille Ball, on Thursday, July 21 at 8pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Direct from the play's critically acclaimed London premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Sandra Dickinson reprises her celebrated performance as Lucy. Jermyn Street Theatre's Artistic Director Anthony Biggs is set to direct. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Kim Davies' STET at Abingdon Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Kim Davies' STET at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for STET, a new play inspired by true events, by Kim Davies (author of Smoke) and directed by Artistic Director Tony Speciale (director of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey). Check out photos below! (more...)

92Y to Host One-Night-Only Performance of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY92Y to Host One-Night-Only Performance of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In honor of NYC Pride 2016, 92Y presents a one-night-only performance of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, the award-winning play written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Spring Awakening's Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. The play has scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. (more...)

Kim Davies' STET to Open Off-Broadway at Abingdon Theatre Company in JuneKim Davies' STET to Open Off-Broadway at Abingdon Theatre Company in June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with The Muse Project, will present STET, a new play inspired by true events, written by Kim Davies and developed by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Artistic Director Tony Speciale. A limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin previews on June 11, as part of Abingdon's 2015-2016 Season, with an official press opening scheduled for June 23. Tickets are now on sale through July 3. Tony Speciale is set to direct the world-premiere production, which marks his inaugural programming as Artistic Director. (more...)

Performers Announced for Bay STreet's Annual Spring Benefit CURTAIN UPPerformers Announced for Bay STreet's Annual Spring Benefit CURTAIN UP
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the artist lineup for Curtain Up!, Bay Street's 5th Annual Spring Benefit honoring Ana R. Daniel at Joe's Pub in New York City on Monday, May 9. Curtain Up! will be hosted by Bay Street's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/23/2016
by - Apr 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/23/2016. (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Among 2016-17 Lineup at Hartford StageTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Among 2016-17 Lineup at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today that Hartford Stage's 2016-17 season will include Queens for a Year by T.D. Mitchell, The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This SummerJames Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from July 18 through July 24. (more...)

Diversionary Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR This MayDiversionary Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Diversionary Theatre, under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow, presents the daring new musical The Boy Who Danced On Air with Book and Lyrics by Charlie Sohne, Music by Tim Rosser, featuring direction by Tony Speciale, choreography by Nejla Yatkin, and musical direction by Cris O' Bryon.   (more...)

Linda Lavin to Lead Benefit Reading of James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTIONLinda Lavin to Lead Benefit Reading of James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Actor/Playwright James Lecesne will be presenting a reading of his new play THE MOTHER OF INVENTION in a benefit reading to support the work of The Alzheimer's Family Support Center of Cape Cod. Directed by Tony Speciale, the reading will take place on April 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. at The Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street, NYC), featuring Linda Lavin, Susie Pourfar, Alfredo Narciso, Isabella Russo and Dale Soules. (more...)

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