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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, ALADDIN JR., FAME Set for The Bijou Theatre's 2015 Kids ProgramsONCE ON THIS ISLAND, ALADDIN JR., FAME Set for The Bijou Theatre's 2015 Kids Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Coming this summer, The Bijou Theatre in Bijou Square, Bridgeport, is offering three different programs for student performers between June and August: two day programs for ages 8-14 years - the Bijou Youth Summer Stage; and an evening program for young adults ages 15-22, the Bijou Young Adult Summer Stock. (more...)

CHURCHILL'S Ronald Keaton to Appear at Stamford's Palace Theatre TonightCHURCHILL'S Ronald Keaton to Appear at Stamford's Palace Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Ronald Keaton, star of the smash hit Off-Broadway play CHURCHILL, will appear along with the show's assistant director Tricia McDermott at the next 'Talk Series' event at The Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT tonight (Tuesday). The 'Talk Series' is a unique collaboration of The Palace Theatre, JCC Stamford and the 92nd Street Y. The discussion will begin at 7:30 PM and $25 tickets may be purchased through www.palacestamford.org. CHURCHILL, adapted and performed by Keaton, opened at New World Stages on February 18th to unanimous rave reviews led by CBS Radio which declared, 'Ronald Keaton evokes a transcendent greatness that was Winston Churchill! It's a one-man show that flies by!' Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. Due to overwhelming demand, the show's producers recently put a new block of seats on sale through September 13th. (more...)

CHURCHILL's Ronald Keaton to Guest on THE ARTSY FARTSY SHOW TomorrowCHURCHILL's Ronald Keaton to Guest on THE ARTSY FARTSY SHOW Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Ronald Keaton, star of the smash hit Off-Broadway play CHURCHILL, will be this week's special guest on WBAI Radio's 'The Artsy Farty Show' tomorrow (Tuesday) between 2 & 4 PM. The popular arts program, hosted by Barika Edwards, can be heard on 99.5 FM or online at www.wbai.org. CHURCHILL, adapted and performed by Keaton, opened at New World Stages on February 18th to unanimous rave reviews led by The Wall Street Journal which declared, 'Fifty years after his death, Winston Churchill has emerged as a star!' Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. Due to overwhelming demand, the show's producers recently put a new block of seats on sale through September 13th. (more...)

CHURCHILL to Offer Actors Fund Benefit Performance TonightCHURCHILL to Offer Actors Fund Benefit Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

The hit Off-Broadway play CHURCHILL will offer a special performance to benefit The Actors Fund this evening, May 17 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Award Winner Sara Ramirez Spots The Clintons Attending THE AUDIENCEVIDEO: Tony Award Winner Sara Ramirez Spots The Clintons Attending THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

Sara Ramirez picked the right night to attend THE AUDIENCE. (more...)

CHURCHILL to Offer Actors Fund Benefit Performance This WeekendCHURCHILL to Offer Actors Fund Benefit Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The hit Off-Broadway play CHURCHILL will offer a special performance to benefit The Actors Fund this Sunday evening, May 17 at 7:30 PM. Tickets for The Actors Fund performance are donated by the producers, and can be purchased at http://www.actorsfund.org/performances-and-events/churchill. All proceeds from the sale of these select tickets to Sunday's performance will go to The Actors Fund, which helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. CHURCHILL, a new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton, opened at New World Stages on February 18th to unanimous rave reviews led by The Wall Street Journal which declared, 'Fifty years after his death, Winston Churchill has emerged as a star!' Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. Due to overwhelming demand, the show's producers recently put a new block of seats on sale through September 13th. (more...)

Vanessa Kirby in Talks to Join THE AUDIENCE-Based TV Series THE CROWNVanessa Kirby in Talks to Join THE AUDIENCE-Based TV Series THE CROWN
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Vanessa Kirby is in talks to join the Netflix series THE CROWN, based on Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE. She would play Princess Margaret for the TV adaptation, helmed by Stephen Daldry. (more...)

CORRECTING and REPLACING Tech Council of Maryland Names Winners of 27th Annual Industry AwardsCORRECTING and REPLACING Tech Council of Maryland Names Winners of 27th Annual Industry Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

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Off-Broadway's CHURCHILL Featured on WBAI's 'Arts Express' TodayOff-Broadway's CHURCHILL Featured on WBAI's 'Arts Express' Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

WBAI Radio's 'Arts Express' will feature a special segment on the hit Off-Broadway play CHURCHILL today (Thursday) at 4 PM. The broadcast can be heard on 99.5 FM or online at www.wbai.org. CHURCHILL, a new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton, opened at New World Stages on February 18th to unanimous rave reviews led by The Wall Street Journal which declared, 'Fifty years after his death, Winston Churchill has emerged as a star!' Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. Due to overwhelming demand, the show's producers recently put a new block of seats on sale through September 13th. (more...)

Tech Council of Maryland Names Winners of 27th Annual Industry AwardsTech Council of Maryland Names Winners of 27th Annual Industry Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

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Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2015 Events Begin 6/2Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2015 Events Begin 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

SummerStage 2015, Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts' line-up of summer entertainment, includes stage productions, dance performances and broadcast screenings of international theatre. (more...)

Former Colo. State Rep. Robert E. Bowen Launches New BookFormer Colo. State Rep. Robert E. Bowen Launches New Book
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

'They called us losers, slackers, hub cap thieves. They said our college was second-class and inferior. But, we proved how wrong they were,' said Robert E. Bowen at the reception launching his book: 'The Vision, The Struggle: How Metropolitan State University of Denver Came to Be.' The book is the first to tell the story of how Metropolitan State College of Denver, now a university, was created. Former Governor Roy Romer and Metropolitan State University (MSU) Denver President Stephen Jordan joined Bowen to launch the book on May 5th, the anniversary of the date Governor Love signed Romer's bill that created Metro State in 1963. 'This was the toughest battle of my political career,' Romer said. 'It was a fierce battle because quite honestly, the University of Colorado did not want this college created and the Denver establishment was against it.' He pointed out that the Metro coalition was bi-partisan citing the efforts of Rep. Palmer Burch, Rep. Allan Dines, Rep. Mark Hogan, Rep. Frank Kemp, and Sen. Joe Shoemaker among others. The book describes the vision for the first state-funded college in Denver which was designed to be a different kind of college entirely. It outlines the seven-year struggle to pass the legislation and get the institution funded so it could open in 1965. Then, it chronicles the first six years of the fledgling school as it grew from a one-room office in the State Capitol to an institution of 7,000 students by 1971. Author Bowen is a Denver native who grew up near Auraria. He enrolled at Metro in 1967 and graduated with a degree in history and political science in 1971. As a student, he was president of the student body and sat on the advisory board of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. He was a three-term state representative from Denver in the 1980s. 'If it weren't for Metro State,' Bowen said, 'I would not have received a college education. Thousands of others who have contributed so much to this community could not have gone to college either. Metro's open door gave them a second chance. Its affordability, its proximity to jobs, and a faculty that helped students succeed, made a college education possible.' Since it opened, 80,000 have earned degrees thanks to that vision and struggle. The college was born in the 1960s, an era of great change in society. The Civil Rights movement was at its height; the struggle of Chicanos for respect was beginning as was the battle by women for equality. A war was raging in Vietnam and a battle against that war was raging on the college campuses of the nation. The counterculture and Hippie movement were in full swing. The generation gap was changing family life. Young people questioned authority and their music and hair styles were changing as well. Bowen tells this story in the context of what was going on in society and Denver at that time. The book explains the decisions that were made in the setting in which they were made. 'Winston Churchill said history will treat me well because I intend to write it,' Bowen said. 'That is why I wrote this book. The history of this life-changing struggle has never been recorded; the stories of those responsible have not been told, especially the contributions of the students.' Metropolitan State College was specifically created to be an urban-oriented college that would provide an educational opportunity for those who were previously left behind: students from middle income and poor families; minorities; women; married students who had to work while in school; working people who wanted an education to further their careers; and those who needed a second chance. Romer called them 'late bloomers.' 'Metro was designed to be a college without any walls dividing it from the city,' Bowen said. 'What happened in the city, happened in the college.' Even though Metro was the newest and smallest college in the state, it was at the center of all the social change going on in Colorado in the 1960s. The anti-war movement for the entire state was organized at Metro; the Chicano student movement was centered at Metro; the African-American student movement was also centered at Metro, Bowen said. The book is available in the Auraria Bookstore, online from the publisher's website https://rebalspress.leadpages.net/the-vision-the-struggle/, and Amazon. (more...)

Christopher Plummer, Lily James Set for David Leveaux's THE KAISER'S LAST KISSChristopher Plummer, Lily James Set for David Leveaux's THE KAISER'S LAST KISS
by Movies News Desk - May 11, 2015

Five-time Tony Award-nominated director David Leveaux will make his feature debut with the upcoming spy thriller THE KAISER'S LAST KISS. (more...)

Peter Morgan Updates THE AUDIENCE Following General ElectionPeter Morgan Updates THE AUDIENCE Following General Election
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Following the General Election, Peter Morgan has today (8 May 2015) updated his script for The Audience - a play about the weekly meeting between the Queen and her Prime Ministers - on the day HMQ invites David Cameron to form a new Government.  The updated scene between The Queen and David Cameron, played by Kristin Scott Thomas and Mark Dexter, will be performed for the first time at this evening's performance. (more...)

Review Roundup: Kristin Scott Thomas Leads THE AUDIENCE in the West EndReview Roundup: Kristin Scott Thomas Leads THE AUDIENCE in the West End
by Review Roundups - May 5, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays the Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production opens tonight, May 5, at the Apollo Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

CHURCHILL Extends Into September at New World StagesCHURCHILL Extends Into September at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of Off-Broadway's hit play, CHURCHILL, today put a new block of seats on sale through September 13th. CHURCHILL, a new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton, opened at New World Stages on February 18th to unanimous rave reviews led by The Wall Street Journal which declared, 'Fifty years after his death, Winston Churchill has emerged as a star!' Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. (more...)

Kristin Scott Thomas Stars in THE AUDIENCE, Returning to the West End TonightKristin Scott Thomas Stars in THE AUDIENCE, Returning to the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays the Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production is now in previews at the Apollo Theatre, with press night tonight 5 May 2015 and booking to 25 July 2015.  (more...)

CHURCHILL Plays 100th Performance at New World Stages TonightCHURCHILL Plays 100th Performance at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Off-Broadway hit, CHURCHILL, will celebrate its 100th performance tonight, May 4th at New World Stages. CHURCHILL, a new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton, opened on February 18th to unanimous rave reviews led by Joan Hamburg of ABC Radio who declared, 'Ronald Keaton IS Churchill. Treat yourself to one of the great figures in world history!' Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. (more...)

CHURCHILL to Play 100th Performance at New World Stages This WeekendCHURCHILL to Play 100th Performance at New World Stages This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

The Off-Broadway hit, CHURCHILL, will celebrate its 100th performance this Monday, May 4th at New World Stages. CHURCHILL, a new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton, opened on February 18th to unanimous rave reviews led by Joan Hamburg of ABC Radio who declared, 'Ronald Keaton IS Churchill. Treat yourself to one of the great figures in world history!' Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/1/2015 - AKHENATEN, DOGFIGHT in Sydney and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/1/2015 - AKHENATEN, DOGFIGHT in Sydney and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 1, 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: Broadway stars lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL, DOGFIGHT heads to Australia and more! (more...)

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