Warren Leight News

Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Innaurato, LaBute and Reitz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Throughline Artists present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances continue through Saturday August 30th only. Scroll down for a first look at Series B! (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Extends Metropolitan Room Engagement Through 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI, the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist, has extended her exclusive engagement at The Metropolitan Room through August. After sold out shows and amazing reviews - including a rave in The New York Times - a special encore performance has been added on Wednesday, August 13, in addition to remaining shows on Tuesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 PM. Stravelli, called an 'outstanding singer' by The Wall Street Journal, is known from her tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd Street Y and her long-running Soho jazz brunch. Her new show, directed by nightlife legend Marilyn Maye, includes selections from her debut CD Waiting in Vain previews tracks for her upcoming sophomore release. The evening features classic standards like 'While We're Young' and 'Goody Goody,' pop hits such as 'Young Folks' (Peter, Bjorn and John) and 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain' (John Fogerty), in addition to distinctive original compositions. She is joined by Joshua Richman on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Throughline Artists will present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances kick off tonight, July 18th, and continue through Saturday August 30th only. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Series A below! (more...)

Casts Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2014 With World Premieres from Neil LaBute and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Throughline Artists will present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances will begin Friday July 18th, and continue through Saturday August 30th only. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of Steven Levenson's CORE VALUES, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

What place do values such as teamwork and loyalty have in today`s constantly changing marketplace? Can a middle-aged business owner who clings to these values unite his staff at a weekend retreat and save his small travel agency from the recession? Will a perfectly executed trust fall do the trick? (more...)

World Premieres by Neil LaBute, Roger Hedden, Albert Innaurato & More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2014, 7/18-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Throughline Artists will present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances will begin Friday July 18th, and continue through Saturday August 30th only. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Debuts New Show Directed by Marilyn Maye, 7/17-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Gabrielle Stravelli - the acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist called "ingenious" by The Wall Street Journal and known from her tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd Street Y and her long-running Soho jazz brunch - will perform an exclusive engagement at The Metropolitan Room for a two week run in July 2014. Her new show, directed by nightlife legend Marilyn Maye, will include selections from her debut CD Waiting in Vain and preview tracks for her upcoming sophomore release. The evening will feature classic standards like "While We're Young" and "Goody Goody," pop hits such as "Young Folks" (Peter, Bjorn and John) and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" (John Fogerty), in addition to distinctive original compositions. She will be joined by Joshua Richman on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Steven Levenson's CORE VALUES, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Mile Square Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of Steven Levenson`s comedy Core Values, nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, at the Edge Lofts in Hoboken. (more...)

PromaxBDA Announces the 2014 North America Promotion, Marketing & Design Awards Finalists, Jury and Host
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ PromaxBDA, the leading global association for marketing, promotion and design professionals in the entertainment industry, today announced the finalists for the 2014 North America Promotion, Marketing & Design Awards. The competition recognizes the most creative and hi-impact work being produced in North America, consistently setting a new bar for marketing in the entertainment industry. (more...)

Tony Nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger Guests on LAW & ORDER: SVU Next Week
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2014

The Tony nominee will guest star on next week's episode of NBC's long-running drama LAW & ORDER: SVU, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

Mariska Hargitay to Host 'No More Excuses' Marathon on USA Network, 4/27
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The NO MORE campaign, and the cast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” to hold a 16-hour “No More Excuses” marathon (more...)

Donal Logue Set as Recurring Guest on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Actor Donal Logue (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Vikings,”) will star in a recurring role on NBC's hit Wolf Films/Universal Television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” (more...)

At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 09, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

PLAYING ON AIR to Receive 2014 Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

It was announced today that this year's Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award will be presented to Playing on Air, which produces short plays by prominent, contemporary American playwrights for a national audience via public radio and the Internet. Dedicated to nurturing and supporting theatre artists, The Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award, named for the multi-Award-winning producer, is a financial grant given annually to a theatre artist or organization who has demonstrated exceptional promise in their field. (more...)

'HANK WILLIAMS', SIDE MAN & More Set for American Blues Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside announces the American Blues Theater's Season 29 'Lost & Sound' at the 'Blue Bash,' their annual fundraiser, Thursday, Feb. 27 from 5:30 - 9 p.m., at the office of Seyfarth Shaw, Suite 2400, 131 S. Dearborn. Complete performance schedules, venues, casting and ticket information will be announced at a later date. Flex passes for Season 29 'Lost & Sound' are available now. Details on each production are included in this release. For more information on the current and next season's productions visit americanbluestheater.com. Season 29 includes: (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez & More Set for Playing on Air Readings at BRIC House Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Playing on Air, which presents readings of short plays by prominent, contemporary American playwrights for a national audience via public radio and the Internet, inaugurates a new initiative next month. On consecutive Mondays in March, Playing on Air presents its first plays for radio broadcast taped in front of live audiences. (more...)

Alec Baldwin to Guest Star on LAW & ORDER: SVU This Spring
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Variety writes that Alec Baldwin will guest star on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU this spring in his first TV acting appearance since 30 ROCK. (more...)

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV to Run 2/22-4/19 at the Fountain
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

A young painter must reconcile his remarkable artistic gifts with the austerity and singular devotion required by his faith. Stephen Sachs directs the Los Angeles premiere of Aaron Posner's award-winning stage adaptation of Chaim Potok's acclaimed novel, My Name is Asher Lev, opening Feb. 22 at the Fountain Theatre. (more...)

Dann Florek to Depart LAW & ORDER: SVU
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Dann Florek, who has been with NBC's long-running crime procedural since its inception in 1999, has confirmed he'll be leaving the series at the end of this season. (more...)

La MaMa's Gala Honors Michael Feingold, Patsy Tarr Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Since its founding in 1961, La MaMa Experimental Arts Club has been a hub for risk-taking theater artists from around the globe. La MaMa will celebrate their 2013 season of performances with a gala honoring two pillars of arts journalism: former Village Voice critic Michael Feingold, and publisher Patsy Tarr of 2wice. Throughout their long careers, these two individuals have carved out a voice for the arts, championing countless artists working across platforms. (more...)

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