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THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Offering Buy-One-Get-One Deal This FallTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Offering Buy-One-Get-One Deal This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Celebrate "Absolute" August & September and "Bring Your Brightness" to the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne. (more...)

George Merrick Joins Cast of CLEVER LITTLE LIES Off-Broadway; New Opening Night SetGeorge Merrick Joins Cast of CLEVER LITTLE LIES Off-Broadway; New Opening Night Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Producers Joan Raffe, Jhett Tolentino, and Douglas Denoff announced today that George Merrick will complete the cast of two time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro's critically acclaimed new comedy Clever Little Lies. Previews begin Friday, September 18th for a strictly limited 16-week engagement. Opening night, originally announced for Wednesday, October 14th, is now set for Monday, October 12th at the Westside Theatre (Upstairs) (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Alan Cumming to Receive Award from Off-Broadway's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYAlan Cumming to Receive Award from Off-Broadway's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The producers of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY announced today that Tony winner and human rights activist Alan Cumming will be the recipient of the Absolute Brightness Award. The award, previously awarded to LGBT civil right hero Edie Windsor, is given to a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self. Mr. Cumming will be given the Absolute Brightness Award after the evening performance on Monday, August 24, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). (more...)

DROP DEAD PERFECT, Starring Everett Quinton, Begins Tomorrow Off-BroadwayDROP DEAD PERFECT, Starring Everett Quinton, Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

DROP DEAD PERFECT, the madcap comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton returns to the Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46 Street - between 8th and 9th Avenues) and begins previews on Wednesday, August 19th, for a limited eight week engagement. The official opening is set for Sunday, August 23rd. (more...)

Kate Wetherhead & Greg Mullavey Will Join Marlo Thomas in CLEVER LITTLE LIES Off-BroadwayKate Wetherhead & Greg Mullavey Will Join Marlo Thomas in CLEVER LITTLE LIES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Producers Joan Raffe, Jhett Tolentino, and Douglas Denoff announced today that tickets are now on sale for two time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro's critically acclaimed new comedy Clever Little Lies at the Westside Theatre (Upstairs) (407 West 43rd Street). Previews begin Friday, September 18th for a strictly limited 16-week engagement, with the opening night set for Wednesday, October 14th. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Duncan Sheik Reveals All on Broadway-Bound AMERICAN PSYCHO!BWW TV Exclusive: Duncan Sheik Reveals All on Broadway-Bound AMERICAN PSYCHO!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2015

Duncan Sheik has a busy year ahead of him! Contributing music to The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, which just opened at the Westside Theatre, he now travels to Poughkeepsie to work on his new musical, Noir, at Vassar's 2015 Powerhouse season. Soon after, rehearsals begin for the first Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, and then he starts preparing for the Broadway transfer of his musical version of American Psycho. Below, he updates BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge on his crazy year ahead! (more...)

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS to Return to Duke Energy Center, 10/2-4THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS to Return to Duke Energy Center, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, the provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view, returns to the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, October 2-4. (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY with James Lecesne & More!BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY with James Lecesne & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 29, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey officially opened onJuly 27, 2015, at theWestside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed by James Lecesne, will have 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...)

Photo Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new playThe Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkeyofficially opened lastnight, July 27, 2015, at theWestside Theatre(407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed byJames Lecesne, will have scenic design byJo Winiarski, lighting design byMatt Richards, sound design byChristian Frederickson, projection design byAaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 28, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley inBroadway and Beyondon last night and BroadwayWorld was there.Broadway's Golden Couple shared their favorite songs from the Broadway musicals they've starred in along with selections from the Great American Songbook." (more...)

Review Roundup: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jul 27, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12-week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey officially opens tonight, July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway TonightTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new playTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY officially openstonight, July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre(407 West 43 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Production photos for the critically-acclaimed new playTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed byJames Lecesne,have just been released - check them out below!The new play is now in previews and officially opens on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). (more...)

DROP DEAD PERFECT with Everett Quinton Begins Next Month Off-BroadwayDROP DEAD PERFECT with Everett Quinton Begins Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Hot on the high heels of last year's acclaimed sold-out production, the madcap comedy DROP DEAD PERFECT, starring the legendary Everett Quinton returns to the Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46 Street - between 8th and 9th Avenues) for a limited 8-week engagement Off-Broadway with an opening set for Sunday, August 23rd. Previews begin Wednesday, August 19th. With overwhelming rave reviews, critic picks, and audience accolades, DROP DEAD PERFECT is directed by Joe Brancato and written by Erasmus Fenn. The comedy is produced by Penguin Rep Theatre, Morton Wolkowitz, Barbara Freitag and Jamie deRoy. Tickets are $69 and can be purchased by visiting www.dropdeadperfect.com or calling 845-786-2873. (more...)

Stage Couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington StageStage Couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond onMonday, July 27 at 8pm at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street, Pittsfield). (more...)

Photo Flash: Civil Rights Hero Edie Windsor Receives First Ever ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS AWARDPhoto Flash: Civil Rights Hero Edie Windsor Receives First Ever ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS AWARD
by Nora Dominick - Jul 17, 2015

The producers of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYrecentlyannounced that civil rights hero Edie Windsor is first recipient of theAbsolute Brightness Award. The award is given to a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self. (more...)

John Guare Revises HIS GIRL FRIDAY for Barrington Stage Next MonthJohn Guare Revises HIS GIRL FRIDAY for Barrington Stage Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the American screwball comedyHis GirlFriday,JohnGuare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original playThe Front Pageand the screen versionHis Girl Friday, from August 6-30 at Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Opening night isWednesday, August 12 at 7pm. (more...)

Edie Windsor to Receive First Absolute Brightness Award Tonight After 'LEONARD PELKEY'Edie Windsor to Receive First Absolute Brightness Award Tonight After 'LEONARD PELKEY'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will honor civil rights hero Edie Windsor as thefirst recipient of the Absolute Brightness Award after the evening performance tonight, July 16, at the Westside Theatre.The award is given to a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self. (more...)

Marlo Thomas to Star in Joe DiPietro's CLEVER LITTLE LIES Off-Broadway This FallMarlo Thomas to Star in Joe DiPietro's CLEVER LITTLE LIES Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Joan Raffe, Jhett Tolentino, and Douglas Denoff announced today that two time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro's 'delightfully deceitful' comedy, Clever Little Lies, will play off-Broadway's Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at George Street Playhouse in 2013 and Guild Hall last summer. Starring Emmy, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winner Marlo Thomas and direction by David Saint, Clever Little Lies will begin previews on Friday, September 18th for an exclusive limited engagement through January 3rd, 2016. The official opening night is set for Wednesday, October 14th. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY with James Lecesne & More; Begins Previews Tonight!BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY with James Lecesne & More; Begins Previews Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2015

Performances begin tonight, July 11, 2015, for the limited 12-week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). Below, BroadwayWorld has a look behind the scenes with writer and star James Lecesne, as well as composer Duncan Sheik, director Tony Speciale, and friendand colleagueIan McKellen! (more...)

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