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THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is headed to DenverTHE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is headed to Denver
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Equinox Theatre Company presents the first show of its eighth season. "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will perform February 5 through 27, 2016 with shows Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM. There will also be a pay-what-you-can industry night on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door/$17 for groups of 6 or more in advance only. All performances will be at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Tickets and more information available online at www.EquinoxTheatreDenver.com (more...)

BWW Review: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes You on a Multi-Character Journey of DiscoveryBWW Review: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes You on a Multi-Character Journey of Discovery
by Shari Barrett - Jan 17, 2016

Veteran New York actor and writer James Lecesne portrays every character in a small Jersey shore town as they unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14-year-old boy who has gone missing. As he interviews the people from Leonard's life, Lecesne transforms himself into each of them with a quick turn of his body, completely changing his voice and physicality as be morphs from male to female, young to old. It is an amazing tour-de-force one-man performance that will enthrall you as several characters are brought fully to life without the use of costumes or props. (more...)

Tacoma Art Museum Receives BENAROYA COLLECTIONTacoma Art Museum Receives BENAROYA COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

 Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) announced today that Becky Benaroya has bequeathed the collection that she and her late husband Jack Benaroya carefully assembled during their 70 years of marriage. The collection of 225 works includes Northwestern and international studio art glass along with important paintings and sculptures by renowned regional artists. The gift, announced on Mrs. Benaroya's 93rd birthday, includes a contribution for the construction of a new 7,390 square-foot gallery addition in which to present the collection, an endowment fund for its care, and funds for a dedicated curator. The contribution to support the gift totals nearly $14 million. TAM's expanding collection further establishes the Pacific Northwest as the nation's art glass epicenter. (more...)

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. to Star in UP, UP & AWAY! A MUSICAL FABLEMarilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. to Star in UP, UP & AWAY! A MUSICAL FABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Music icons Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., will make their debut in the new musical, UP, UP & AWAY! a musical fable. (more...)

Documentary ROCK AND A HARD PLACE to Debut Exclusively On HBO This MayDocumentary ROCK AND A HARD PLACE to Debut Exclusively On HBO This May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, an unprecedented look inside a youth prison boot camp, will debut in May, exclusively on HBO. The powerful documentary is produced for HBO by Seven Bucks Productions, co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, and 44 Blue Productions. (more...)

Lorna Luft, Melba Moore & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekLorna Luft, Melba Moore & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

This week at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

HAMILTON Behind-the-Scenes Book Now Available for Pre-Order; Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets New Look!HAMILTON Behind-the-Scenes Book Now Available for Pre-Order; Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets New Look!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

As previously reported, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton will receive a behind-the-scenes book from Grand Central Publishing next spring. In anticipation of its release, Miranda has once again taken to Twitter to confirm that the book, which he's aptly calling '#Hamiltome' on the social media network, is now available for pre-order. In addition, he's also offered up a new peek inside. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Stage Stars Bring Sparkle and Holiday Spirit to 8TH ANNUAL JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULARPhoto Flash: Stage Stars Bring Sparkle and Holiday Spirit to 8TH ANNUAL JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

THE 8TH ANNUAL JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR brought holiday escapades to Feinstein's/ 54 Below on December 18-19. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry concert below! (more...)

To the Printer! Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets Proofs for HAMILTON Behind-the-Scenes BookTo the Printer! Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets Proofs for HAMILTON Behind-the-Scenes Book
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

As previously reported, Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical Hamilton, now playing to packed houses at the Richard Rodgers Theater, is getting its own life in print via Grand Central Publishing. Miranda just took to Twitter to announce he is almost finished proofing the behind-the-scenes book, and then it's off to the printer! (more...)

Dylan Baker and Becky Ann Baker Join JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at Feinstein's/54 BelowDylan Baker and Becky Ann Baker Join JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Dylan Baker and Becky Ann Baker join THE 8TH ANNUAL JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, presented December 18-19, at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekMichael Feinstein, Norm Lewis & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Announces New N.Y. Local Executive DirectorSAG-AFTRA Announces New N.Y. Local Executive Director
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

SAG-AFTRA today announced the promotion of Jeffrey Bennett to the role of New York Local executive director effective Jan. 1, 2016. (more...)

JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR & More Set for Late Night at Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekJOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR & More Set for Late Night at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Craving a show after the show?  FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is bringing its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event:  (more...)

TEGNA Media Greenlights T.D. JAKES Talk Show for Fall 2016 LaunchTEGNA Media Greenlights T.D. JAKES Talk Show for Fall 2016 Launch
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced it has cleared “T.D. Jakes”, a multi-issue daily one-hour talk show hosted by T.D. Jakes, on 29 TEGNA Media stations to air in the fall of 2016. (more...)

'FORWARD... MARCH!': Seven Bucks Productions And 44 Blue Productions Team Up For 'New Series Greenlit By Fuse Network'FORWARD... MARCH!': Seven Bucks Productions And 44 Blue Productions Team Up For 'New Series Greenlit By Fuse Network
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

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James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Travels to Los Angeles This WinterJames Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Travels to Los Angeles This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

The critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written by and starring James Lecesne, the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor, will have a limited 23 performance engagement at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Wednesday, January 13 to Sunday, January 31, 2016 (press opening Thursday January 14). (more...)

Marin Mazzie, Well-Strung, Lena Hall & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in Coming WeeksMarin Mazzie, Well-Strung, Lena Hall & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

This December and January, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at Feinstein's/54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins.  (more...)

Nick Blaemire, Annie Golden & More Set for 8th Annual JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at Feinstein's/54 BelowNick Blaemire, Annie Golden & More Set for 8th Annual JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Nick Blaemire, Annie Golden, Eric William Morris, George Salazar, and more join The 8th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, presented December 18-19, at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Kacie Sheik & More Will Lead Benefit Reading of TODD & MITZYKate Baldwin, Kacie Sheik & More Will Lead Benefit Reading of TODD & MITZY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Michael Kimmel's (The Last Goodbye) new play will be read for the first time in New York on November 30th, 2015 at 7:30 PM for a one night-only benefit reading in Theater 511 at Ars Nova (511 West 54thStreet), directed by Molly Beach Murphy (Big Bend in the Red Dirt Desert) and featuring an all-star cast. Kimmel is also the author of Songbird, which premiered and is running currently at 59e59, now extended through December 6th. Proceeds will benefit Healthy Birth Day & Count The Kicks, which is dedicated to the prevention of stillbirth and infant death through education, advocacy, and support. The evening is stage managed by Michelle Heller (Les Miserables) and produced by Allison Bressi (Songbird). (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' TrackJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' Track
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater announce the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL, with a U.S. Digital Release today, October 30; and international digital release today, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Today, December 18. (more...)

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