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BWW Blog: Andrea McArdle - 54 Below & More!
by Guest Blogger: Andrea McArdle - May 27, 2014

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Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Featured on WHERE THE SKY ENDS Album; Release Set for 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Where The Sky Ends: The Songs of Michael Mott will be released on June 17th, 2014. The CD is now available for pre-order on Amazon at http://amzn.com/B00K616MBY. (more...)

BWW TV Flashback: Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella Close THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Today
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 04, 2014

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN will play its final performance at Broadway's Booth Theatre today, having played 22 preview and 16 regular performances. Starring Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella, THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN began performances on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and opened Monday, April 21, 2014, following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage in the fall of 2013. (more...)

Breaking News: THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN to Close May 4 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN will play its final performance at Broadway's Booth Theatre on Sunday, May 4, 2014, having played 22 preview and 16 regular performances. Starring Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella, THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN began performances on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and opened Monday, April 21, 2014, following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage in the fall of 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN's Red Carpet Arrivals!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 22, 2014

The Velocity of Autumn is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winnerStephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, '24'), is directed by Molly Smith and opened last night, April 21, 2014 at the Booth Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and below you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Company Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 22, 2014

Just last night, April 21, Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, '24') celebrated opening night of The Velocity of Autumn- a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night, and below, you can check out photos from inside the after party! (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Producer Van Dean Shares How to Help Newtown's 12.14 Foundation Through THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 21, 2014

Following the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, the 12.14 Foundation was created with the mission of building a landmark Performing Arts Centre in Newtown, Connecticut, in memory of those lost on December 14, 2012. The foundation aims to develop a premier Academy of the Arts with help from local, national, and international collaborations. Through the collective efforts and contributions of local craftsmen and artisans, respected business professionals and corporations, and renowned designers, 12.14 will create a remembrance that expresses respect, passion, resilience and focus on a hope for the future. Now the foundation has teamed with the Broadway production of the Velocity of Autumn to give ticket-buyers an opportunity to contribute to the special cause. By simply entering discount code 'VA1214' when purchasing tickets to the play, $10 from every ticket purchased will be donated to the 12.14 Foundation. CLICK HERE to help the cause today! Producer of The Velocity of Autumn, Van Dean, has also worked extensively with the charity, having organized 'From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook' and the organization's 2013 production- Seussical. Dean took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the foundation's great work, future projects in Newtown, and how Broadway audiences can help. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Opens on Broadway Tonight at Booth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Velocity of Autumn is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, '24'), is directed by Molly Smith and will open tonight, April 21, 2014. This limited Broadway engagement of The Velocity of Autumn follows a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage (Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer) in the fall of 2013. (more...)

Ahrens and Flaherty Set to Release Live at 54 Below Album NICE FIGHTING YOU on 6/3
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2014

Ahrens and Flaherty's 'Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live At 54 BELOW' will be released on June 3rd, 2014. The double CD set is now available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00JPWSJOI. This star-studded double album features performances by (in alphabetical order): Lynn Ahrens, Annaleigh Ashford, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Kevin Chamberlin, Quentin Earl Darrington, Stephen Flaherty, Lewis Grosso, Julie Halston, Jeremy Jordan, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Sean McCourt, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessica Molaskey, Bobby Steggert and Mary Testa. (more...)

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Wins 2014 Telly Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Telly Awards announced the 2014 Award winners yesterday, naming the television spot for the new dark comedy THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN produced by AKA NYC the recipient of the 2014 Telly Award for Excellent Use of Humor (Local TV and Local Cable). "The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video," said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. "AKA NYC's accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production." (more...)

Tickets to THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN's Opening Night Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

A limited number of Opening Night tickets are now on sale for THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN starring Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, "Roseanne") and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, "24") at Broadway's Booth Theatre. The new 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble and directed by Molly Smith began performances on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and officially opens on Monday, April 21, 2014 for a limited engagement, following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage (Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer) in the fall of 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Estelle Parsons & Stephen Spinella in Broadway's THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Now in previews, THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, "Roseanne") and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, "24"), is directed by Molly Smith and will open Monday, April 21, 2014. After every preview performance of the new critically acclaimed American play THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN audience members will be invited to stay for a complimentary post-show "Inside Velocity" talkback, featuring different members of the cast and creative team. This limited Broadway engagement of THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN follows a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage (Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer) in the fall of 2013. Check out a first look at Parsons and Spinella in action below! (more...)

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

After every preview performance of the new critically acclaimed American play The Velocity of Autumn, from tonight, April 1, through Sunday, April 20, audience members will be invited to stay for a complimentary post-show 'Inside Velocity' talkback, featuring different members of the cast and creative team, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). (more...)

Broadway's THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Announces General Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Producers Larry Kaye & HOP Theatricals and Van Dean & The Broadway Consortium announced today a general rush ticket policy for Eric Coble's new critically acclaimed American play The Velocity of Autumn, starring Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella and directed by Molly Smith. A limited number of $29 rush tickets (inclusive of $2 facility fee) will be available for each performance when the Booth Theatre box office (222 West 45 Street) opens for that day's performance(s). Patrons are limited to two tickets per person. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Estelle Parsons Talks VELOCITY OF AUTUMN and More on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2014

Estelle Parsons appeared on the TODAY show yesterday to chat with Kathie Lee and Hoda about her return to Broadway beginning next Tuesday, April 1, in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN. Check out the interview below! (more...)

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN's Estelle Parsons Set for THE TODAY SHOW Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Estelle Parsons, the Academy Award-winning star of the new Broadway play The Velocity of Autumn, will be interviewed live on NBC's 'Today' by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb during the show's 10am hour (EST), today, March 25, 2014. (more...)

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN to Host Talkback After Every Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Producers Larry Kaye & HOP Theatricals and Van Dean & The Broadway Consortium announced today that after every preview performance of the new critically acclaimed American play THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, from Tuesday, April 1, through Sunday, April 20, audience members will be invited to stay for a complimentary post-show 'Inside Velocity' talkback, featuring different members of the cast and creative team, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Stephen Spinella Talks Broadway Return in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2014

Tony-winner Stephen Spinella recently spoke about his upcoming return to Broadway and sparring with Estelle Parsons in The Velocity of Autumn. Check out the interview below! (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Tickets for the new critically acclaimed American play THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN are now on sale at the Booth Theatre box office (222 West 45 Street). THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN will begin previews Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Broadway's Booth Theatre for a limited engagement, following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage (Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer) in the fall of 2013. THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, '24'), is directed by Molly Smith and will open Monday, April 21, 2014. THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN will mark the Broadway debuts of playwright Eric Coble and director Molly Smith. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons and the Company of THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Mar 03, 2014

The Velocity of Autumn will begin previews Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street) for a limited engagement, following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage (Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer) in the Fall of 2013. The Velocity of Autumn is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy byEric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons(Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels In America, Spring Awakening), is directed by Molly Smith and will open Monday, April 21, 2014. The Velocity of Autumn will mark the Broadway debuts of playwright Eric Coble and director Molly Smith. The cast met the press this morning and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Check full photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

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