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Photo Coverage: Richard Sherman Offers Behind-The-Scenes of MARY POPPINS
by Michael L. Quintos - May 05, 2011

On Wednesday, May 4, The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in conjunction with Disney Theatrical Productions hosted a perfectly enchanting reception and behind-the-scenes program to meet and greet legendary Academy Award-winning composer Richard Sherman. He was there to help celebrate the upcoming Orange County debut performances of the national touring company of MARY POPPINS, landing at the Center on July 14 for an extended four-week engagement. Hosted by Disney Theatricals producer Thomas Schumacher, the event featured Sherman behind the piano and live performances from the tour's main stars, Steffanie Leigh and Nicolas Dromard. (more...)

REDCAT Announces Line-up for RADAR L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2011

Co-curators Mark Murphy (REDCAT), Diane Rodriguez (Center Theatre Group) and Mark Russell (The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival) announce the line-up for RADAR L.A., running June 14-19, 2011 at REDCAT, LATC and partner venues around the city. (more...)

Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Presents DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2011

Chris Isaacson and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center proudly present the premiere of Jennifer Leigh Warren in "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: the songs of Dame Shirley Bassey," which will make its Los Angeles debut on June 16 at The Renberg Theatre, 1125 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood, with acclaimed Director Richard Jay-Alexander (Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler 'Kiss My Brass' Tour, Bernadette Peters) at the helm. (more...)

Jennifer Leigh Warren Tributes Shirley Bassey in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2011

Chris Isaacson and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center proudly present the premiere of Jennifer Leigh Warren in 'DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: the songs of Dame Shirley Bassey,' which will make its Los Angeles debut on June 16 at The Renberg Theatre, 1125 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood, with acclaimed Director Richard Jay-Alexander (Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler 'Kiss My Brass' Tour, Bernadette Peters) at the helm. (more...)

Thomas Hampson Wins Concertgebouw; Preps for Final Leg of Mahler Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2011

This month, Thomas Hampson - recently named the recipient of the 2011 Concertgebouw Prize - returns to Europe for an extensive series of concerts and recitals, bringing his season-long "Mahler Odyssey" to a grand conclusion. (more...)

PPAC Welcomes IMAGINATION MOVERS, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2011

Disney's Emmy Award-winning IMAGINATION MOVERS are bringing their 'In a Big Warehouse' concert tour to the Providence Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 4P and 7P. The wildly popular New Orleans-based rock band for kids of all ages will travel coast to coast playing their most popular songs and bringing the magic of the Imagination Movers television series' Idea Warehouse to life performing in a series of 100 shows across the nation. Concertgoers can expect special appearances from Nina, Warehouse Mouse, and other characters from the TV series. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Leading Actor in a Play'
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Presents Best of Ellington's Sacred Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2011

To conclude the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 47th Season and Music Director Grant Gershon's 10th Anniversary Season, the Maestro and chorus spotlight the musical genius and the deeply spiritual side of jazz legend Duke Ellington with highlights from his legendary Sacred Concerts on Sunday, May 22, 2011, 7:00 p.m., at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

Kim Cattrall To Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards May 14
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2011

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, today announced it will honor Golden Globe-winning actress Kim Cattrall at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, presented by RÖKK Vodka. (more...)

PLAY DEAD Plays 200th Performance 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2011

Play Dead, the new Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins will play its 200th performance on Wednesday, May 4. (more...)

HELEN ON 86th STREET Debuts At ATA 4/28
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2011

Helen on 86th Street, a new full-length family musical adapted from Wendi Kaufman's much loved 1997 New Yorker short story with book and lyrics by Nicole Kempskie and music by Robby Stamper, will make its World Premiere at the American Theatre of Actors/Chernuchin Theatre, 314 West 54th Street, NYC, on April 28th at 7:30 PM and continue its limited engagement through May 8th, 2011. (more...)

SPINX WINX Offers Special Mother's Day Promotion
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2011

To help salute all 'Mummy's,' the new Off-Broadway musical THE SPHINX WINX, a modern musical comedy misinterpretation of the classic love triangle between Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, will have a 'buy 1 ticket, get your 'Mummy' in for free promotion' on Mother's Day - Sunday, May 8th. Additionally, THE SPHINX WINX has teamed up with several local restaurants, including the West Bank Café (407 West 42nd Street), Kyotofu (705 Ninth Avenue), and Chez Josephine (414 W 42nd Street) to offer brunch specials to SPHINX ticket buyers on that special day. Please visit THE SPHINX WINX website - www.TheSphinxWinx.com - for further details. Previews begin May 3rd, prior to officially opening on May 18th at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Bootleg Theatre Presents THE INTERLOPERS, Opens June 17
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2011

The Bootleg Theater, Alicia Adams, Artistic Director, has announced the world premiere of The Interlopers by Gary Lennon, directed by Jim Fall, opening on Friday, June 17 for a limited engagement of five weeks only. (more...)

East West Players’ 45th Anniversary Visionary Awards Honors Harry Shum Jr.
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2011

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, celebrates its 45th Anniversary with its glamorous Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction, and salutes those who have raised the visibility of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through their artistic excellence and support of the Asian Pacific American performing arts. (more...)

East West Players’ 45th Anniversary Awards Dinner Honors Bank of America and Michael Hagiwara
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2011

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, celebrates its 45th Anniversary with its glamorous Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction, and salutes those who have raised the visibility of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through their artistic excellence and support of the Asian Pacific American performing arts. (more...)

MoMA Announces Upcoming Film Exhibitions for May–August, 2011
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2011

The Museum of Modern Art announces film exhibitions from May through August, 2011, featuring career retrospectives of important filmmakers including Euzhan Palcy and Kathryn Bigelow; annual exhibitions such as Premiere Brazil!; a salute to Pixar showcasing feature and short films generously donated to MoMA by Pixar Animation Studios and The Walt Disney Company; and a host of other series and screenings. (more...)

LA Phil Closes April, Opens May With Performances Led By Jaap van Zweden
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2011

Conductor Jaap van Zweden leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in three performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. (more...)

Legacy of Light Marks Send-off Play at 8500 Euclid Avenue
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2011

Legacy of Light, a new play by Karen Zacarias, anchors the sixth annual FusionFest of new work and completes the Cleveland Play House's 84-year run at 8500 Euclid Avenue. (more...)

PLAY DEAD Receives 2011 Drama Desk Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

It was announced today that Play Dead, the new Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins, is the recipient of a 2011 Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience. (more...)

Jaap van Zweden Cancels Los Angeles Philharmonic Appearance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

Conductor Jaap van Zweden, who was scheduled to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, has cancelled due to illness. (more...)

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