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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 on July 27, 2015, at the Westside 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 play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey officially opened last night, July 27, 2015, at the Westside 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. 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 in Broadway and Beyond on 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 play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY officially opens tonight, 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 play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James 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 PELKEY recently announced 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 comedy His Girl Friday, John Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play The Front Page and the screen version His Girl Friday, from August 6-30 at Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Opening night is Wednesday, 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 the first 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 friend and colleague Ian McKellen! (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Sets Rush PolicyTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Sets Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that a limited number of $25 student rush tickets will be available for each performance when the Westside Theatre box office opens for that day's performance(s), for students 25 and under, with a valid student ID.  Patrons are limited to one ticket per ID. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYPhoto Flash: First Look at James Lecesne in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne, will shine brighter and longer in a limited 12-week engagement at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street), now beginning performances Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 8pm, and officially opening Monday, July 27, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Lecesne in the production below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Company of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY!BWW TV: Meet the Company of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 26, 2015

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne, will shine brighter and longer in a limited 12-week engagement at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street), now beginning performances Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 8pm, and officially opening Monday, July 27, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2015

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne, will shine brighter and longer in a limited 12-week engagement at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street), now beginning performances Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 8pm, and officially opening Monday, July 27, 2015. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there for the special day! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for Barrington Stage Company's A LITTLE MORE ALIVEPhoto Coverage: In Rehearsal for Barrington Stage Company's A LITTLE MORE ALIVE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 24, 2015

A rehearsal for the East Coast Premiere of Nick Blaemire's 'A Little More Alive' recently took place in New York City and BroadwayWorld was there. Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced BSC's acclaimed Musical Theatre Lab will present Nick Blaemire's new musical A Little More Alive, from July 17 through August 8 on the St. Germain Stage.  The press opening is Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30pm. (more...)

OFFICE POLITICS Closes Tonight at the June Havoc TheatreOFFICE POLITICS Closes Tonight at the June Havoc Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

OFFICE POLITICS, an explosive new play by Marcy Lovitch, will conclude its limited run as scheduled tonight, June 20, at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) (more...)

C.S. Lewis' THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS Coming to The VETS, 10/28C.S. Lewis' THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS Coming to The VETS, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 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, comes to Providence for one performances only.  The production will appear at The VETS on October 28, 2015 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $68-$38 and can be purchased online at TheVetsRI.com; by calling (401) 421.ARTS (2787) or by visiting the PPAC/The VETS Box Office located at 220 Weybosset St. in Providence. Summer Box Office hours are M-Th 10am-3pm. The VETS is located at One Avenue of the Arts. The VETS on-site Box Office is only open on show days. (more...)

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