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Lisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Among Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Ceremony Set for TodayLisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Among Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Ceremony Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize previously announced 12 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. The winner of the 2014-2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will be named at the Awards Presentation today, March 2 in New York City. (more...)

Sheldon Best Among 2015 Martin E. Segal Award Winners; Audra McDonald Hosts Tonight's GalaSheldon Best Among 2015 Martin E. Segal Award Winners; Audra McDonald Hosts Tonight's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The recipients of the 2015 Martin E. Segal Awards, this year, expanded to encompass nominees from all of Lincoln Center's resident organizations, were announced today by Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein. The awards will be presented at a special gala evening on the Adrienne Arsht Stage of Alice Tully Hall tonight, March 2. The Martin E. Segal Awards were established in 1986 when the late philanthropist and arts leader retired as Lincoln Center Chairman. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Broadway-Bound DOCTOR ZHIVAGO- Begins Previews 3/27!Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Broadway-Bound DOCTOR ZHIVAGO- Begins Previews 3/27!
by Walter McBride - Feb 28, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will begin performances on Friday, March 27, 2015, and open on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 6:30pm, at the Broadway Theatre. Doctor Zhivago is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller(Ragtime), music by two-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine(Rocky). The company just gave the press a special sneak peek of the Broadway-Bound musical, and you can check out photos of the full gang below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FINDING NEVERLAND Cast Performs Sneak Peek for the Press!Photo Coverage: FINDING NEVERLAND Cast Performs Sneak Peek for the Press!
by Walter McBride - Feb 28, 2015

Finding Neverland, the glorious new musical under the visionary direction of Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, will soon arrive on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the team's recent sneak peek for the press! (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: FINDING NEVERLANDUP ON THE MARQUEE: FINDING NEVERLAND
by Walter McBride - Feb 28, 2015

Finding Neverland, the glorious new musical under the visionary direction of Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, will soon arrive on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the new marquee below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tyrone's Back! Meet the Company of HAND TO GOD on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Tyrone's Back! Meet the Company of HAND TO GOD on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 27, 2015

The new American play Hand to God has now begun rehearsals and will open on Broadway on April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debut of playwrightRobert Askins. Hand to God is directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel in his Broadway debut with previews beginning at the Booth Theatre on Saturday, March 14, 2015 ahead of the April 7th opening. For more info, visit www.HandToGodBroadway.com. The company just met the press and you can check out full photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 21-27THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 21-27
by Anna Bencivengo - Feb 27, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of The Oscars, opening night of the West End production of BEAUTIFUL, the cast of HAMILTON celebrating the show's upcoming Broadway transfer, and more! (more...)

Larry David, Jonathan Groff Set for Next Week's TODAY on NBCLarry David, Jonathan Groff Set for Next Week's TODAY on NBC
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

NBC has announced that Larry David will appear on the Monday, March 2nd broadcast of TODAY to talk about his new Broadway play FISH IN THE DARK. (more...)

Darren Criss Pens Original Song 'This Time' for GLEE's Series Finale!Darren Criss Pens Original Song 'This Time' for GLEE's Series Finale!
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Darren Criss has penned an original song to be performed by Lea Michele in the GLEE series finale. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: HAND TO GOD Company Meets the Press at Lobo!FREEZE FRAME: HAND TO GOD Company Meets the Press at Lobo!
by Walter McBride - Feb 27, 2015

The new American play Hand to God has now begun rehearsals and will open on Broadway on April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debut of playwright Robert Askins. Hand to God is directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel in his Broadway debut with previews beginning at the Booth Theatre on Saturday, March 14, 2015 ahead of the April 7th opening. For more info, visit www.HandToGodBroadway.com. The company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/27/2015 - Cush Jumbo's JOSEPHINE AND I, LuPone Chats 'VERSAILLES' and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/27/2015 - Cush Jumbo's JOSEPHINE AND I, LuPone Chats 'VERSAILLES' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 27, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: JOSEPHINE AND I begins off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Tony Winner Stark Sands to Star in TV Sequel to Spielberg's MINORITY REPORTTony Winner Stark Sands to Star in TV Sequel to Spielberg's MINORITY REPORT
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, two-time Tony nominee Stark Sands has signed on to star in FOX's MINORITY REPORT pilot. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Preps KINKY BOOTS Dialogue for LondonHarvey Fierstein Preps KINKY BOOTS Dialogue for London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, book writer Harvey Fierstein has taken a fine-toothed comb to Kinky Boots to make sure 'no Americanisms' will appear in the musical's London run. (more...)

Darren Criss, Caissie Levy, Andy Mientus, Carly Hughes, Jackie Hoffman and More Set for Reading of New 17 AGAIN Musical Next WeekDarren Criss, Caissie Levy, Andy Mientus, Carly Hughes, Jackie Hoffman and More Set for Reading of New 17 AGAIN Musical Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is holding a private developmental reading of 17 Again, a new musical with a book by Marco Pennette, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner, and direction by Adam Shankman, on Friday, March 6, 2015. (more...)

Joan Allen Boards Jenna Bans' Upcoming ABC Drama PilotJoan Allen Boards Jenna Bans' Upcoming ABC Drama Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

According to Deadline, stage and screen veteran Joan Allen has signed on for Jenna Bans' upcoming, untitled ABC drama. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND Meets the Press!FREEZE FRAME: Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Feb 26, 2015

Performances of Finding Neverland begin Sunday, March 15 followed by an official opening night slated for Wednesday, April 15. Tickets can be arranged online a twww.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com by calling Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929. Beginning February 9, tickets will be available for purchase at the Lunt-Fontanne box office, located at 205 West 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenues. For more information, please visitwww.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com. (more...)

Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Stage Vet Stacy Keach Signs on for NBC's Untitled Suzanne Martin Comedy PilotStage Vet Stacy Keach Signs on for NBC's Untitled Suzanne Martin Comedy Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Deadline writes that Stacy Keach has joined the cast of NBC's upcoming comedy pilot, written by Suzanne Martin. (more...)

Kevin Spacey Will Receive Special Award at 2015 Olivier CeremonyKevin Spacey Will Receive Special Award at 2015 Olivier Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The acclaimed actor, Kevin Spacey, will be presented with a Special Award at the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard ceremony on Sunday 12 April at London's Royal Opera House. The award will acknowledge the actor, director and producer's extraordinary contribution to The Old Vic and to British theatre. (more...)

Will Ferrell to Star In, Produce Upcoming Comedy THE HOUSEWill Ferrell to Star In, Produce Upcoming Comedy THE HOUSE
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Will Ferrell has singed on to star in and produce an upcoming comedy THE HOUSE from New Line Cinema. Andrew J. Cohen will make his directorial debut on the project. (more...)

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