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Christine Baranski, Irina Dvorovenko and More Star in Encores! ON YOUR TOES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Christine Baranski, Kelli Barrett, Walter Bobbie, Jeremy Cohen, Dalton Harrod, Randy Skinner, Shonn Wiley, Karen Ziemba,New York City Ballet Principaldancer Joaquin De Luz and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko will star in Rodgers and Hart's On Your Toes, the final Encores! presentation of the 2012-13 New York City Center season. (more...)

Cherry Jones to Return to the Stage in MTC's WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID in June 2014; Pam MacKinnon to Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) just announced Emmy and two-time Tony Award winner Cherry Jones will return to Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street) for the world premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, the new play by Sarah Treem ('House of Cards,' 'In Treatment'), directed by Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park). (more...)

E! On Alert for Birth of William and Kate's Baby
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2013

As Kate heads into her last trimester, E! has locked in its plans to cover the royal birth from all angles on all platforms. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Bring STELLA & LOU to Galway Arts Festival, July 16-21
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces that the company's acclaimed World Premiere production of Stella & Lou by Bruce Graham and directed by BJ Jones, will be presented at the Town Hall Theater in association with Galway Arts Festival in Galway, Ireland, July 16-21, 2013. Penny Slusher as Stella will join original cast members Francis Guinan and Ed Flynn for the production. (more...)

Playwright Nell Benjamin and Explorer Sylvia Earle Set for Talk After MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

On Friday, May 31, Tony nominated writer Nell Benjamin and legendary deep-sea explorer Sylvia Earle - one of the first women admitted to the real Explorers Club in New York - will engage in a conversation to talk about their experiences in their respective fields, following the 8 PM performance of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, a madcap comedy now in previews at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The conversation will be moderated by Peabody Award-winning journalist and author Lynn Sherr. (more...)

Drama Critics' Circle Names MATILDA Best Musical; VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Best Play
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, written by Christopher Durang, today won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play of the 2012-2013 season. Matilda received the award for Best Musical. The selections were made at the 78th annual voting meeting of the organization today at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's Annual Gala, With Appearances from Judith Light, Bebe Neuwirth and More, Slated for 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club will present their annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 20 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). This year's gala, will feature special appearances by MTC stars Judith Light (The Assembled Parties), S. Epatha Merkerson (Come Back, Little Sheba), Bebe Neuwirth (Golden Age), and Jennifer Westfeldt (The Explorers Club). (more...)

MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni, begins previews tonight at7 PM in preparation for a Thursday, June 20 opening at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, May 27, 2013
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2013

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC today, May 27, 2013! (more...)

Larry Pine to Lead A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY at Soho Rep, 4/30-5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

Soho Rep has announced that the celebrated stage and screen actor Larry Pine will star in the world premiere production of Lucas Hnath's adrenaline-charged odyssey A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney. Directed by Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson, Pine will play the title character - the man who forever changed the American Dream. Hnath's fictional play centers around the reading of a screenplay Walt Disney has written about his last days on earth. The script is about a city he is going to build that is going to change the world; about his brother; about everyone who loves Disney and how sad they are going to be when he is gone. (more...)

Amanda Quaid, Frank Wood and More Join Larry Pine in Lucas Hnath's Disney Play at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

Soho Rep has announced casting and an official opening date for the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's play A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast and Crew Portraits - DCTC's SENSE & SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

The Denver Center Theatre Company's (DCTC) world premiere production of SENSE & SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL, with book and lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow and music by Neal Hampton, is being staged by director and choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge, whose recent Broadway revival of Ragtime received seven Tony Award nominations. SENSE & SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL is currently running in its world premiere production through tonight, May 26, 2013. Starring in the pivotal sister roles are Stephanie Rothenberg as Elinor and Mary Michael Patterson as Marianne. Cast member Robert Petkoff photographed the entire cast and crew from the production, and was kind enough to allow BroadwayWorld to post them below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney Theatrical Group's Thomas Schumacher and MARY POPPINS' Rachel Wallace at UNCSA Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

High school seniors of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) got the graduation ceremony of their dreams on Saturday, May 18, when Disney Theatrical Group President Thomas Schumacher delivered their commencement address, and the diplomas were presented by 'Mary Poppins' herself: UNCSA alumna Rachel Wallace. A 2009 college graduate, Wallace just completed a run in the national tour and the New Zealand company of the popular Disney show. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Cherry Jones Returns to Broadway in MTC's WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, in 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Emmy and two-time Tony Award winner Cherry Jones will return to Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street) for the world premiere of When We Were Young and Unafraid, the new play by Sarah Treem ('House of Cards,' 'In Treatment'), directed by Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park). The limited engagement of When We Were Young and Unafraid will begin previews tonight, May 22, 2014 and open Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Monday, May 27, 2013
by TV Scoop - May 21, 2013

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Monday, May 27, 2013! (more...)

GIANT to be Licensed Through R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Cast Recording of the acclaimed epic musical GIANTonline and in stores on May 21, 2013. Performance rights for GIANT will be licensed through R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an Imagem Company. Applications for performance are not yet being accepted and will be announced at a later date. In the meantime all inquiries should be directed to Theatre@rnh.com. For more information please visit http://www.rnh.com/show/335/GIANT. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's Annual Gala, With Appearances from Judith Light, Bebe Neuwirth and More, Slated for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club will present their annual Spring Gala tonight, May 20 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). This year's gala, will feature special appearances by MTC stars Judith Light (The Assembled Parties), S. Epatha Merkerson (Come Back, Little Sheba), Bebe Neuwirth (Golden Age), and Jennifer Westfeldt (The Explorers Club). (more...)

MTC Extends THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES Through 7/28
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club has just announced a third and final extension for The Assembled Parties, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. Tickets for this critically acclaimed engagement will be on sale through Sunday, July 28 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) starting today at noon. (more...)

Steven Boyer, Richard Easton and More Set for Manhattan Theatre Club's THE EXPLORERS CLUB, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) previously announced that THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the world premiere comedy by Tony nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), will be directed by Marc Bruni (Ordinary Days, Old Jews Telling Jokes) featuring Obie Award winner Steven Boyer and Tony Award winner Richard Easton. (more...)

Christine Baranski, Irina Dvorovenko, Shonn Wiley to Star in ON YOUR TOES
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

Christine Baranski, Kelli Barrett, Walter Bobbie, Jeremy Cohen, Dalton Harrod, Randy Skinner, Shonn Wiley, Karen Ziemba,New York City Ballet Principaldancer Joaquin De Luz and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenkowill star in Rodgers and Hart's On Your Toes, the final Encores! presentation of the 2012-13 New York City Center season. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, On Your Toes will have guest music direction by Encores! founding music director Rob Fisher and will play seven performances, from May 8 - 12 at New York City Center, W. 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). The "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" ballet, originally choreographed by George Balanchine, will be staged by Susan Pilarre, who served as a Ballet Mistress of the show's 1983 Broadway Revival. (more...)

SNL's Ana Gasteyer to Bring ELEGANT SONGS FROM A HANDSOME WOMAN to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 6/6-7
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

Broadway veteran and Saturday Night Live favorite, Ana Gasteyer, brings her unique comic wit and style to the stage in her show of songs and stories. The comedy superstar dons a dress and works her hardest to keep the evening elegant with her powerhouse vocals showcased in Broadway ditties, standards and more. Gasteyer fronts a swinging ensemble in an evening that promises to be classy, brassy and sassy or jazzy, quirky and tear-jerky depending on world events and/or her hair frizz factor. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 6/09/2013
by BWW - Jun 9, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/09/2013 for Columbus (more...)

NANCE's John Lee Beatty Wins Best Scenic Design, Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

John Lee Beatty has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for THE NANCE. (more...)

THE NANCE's Ann Roth Wins Tony for Best Costume Design - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

Ann Roth has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for THE NANCE. (more...)

Jan Maxwell Appears in The Kraine Theater's LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

Tony Award nominated actress Jan Maxwell will guest star in the new musical comedy LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) tonight, June 7th. Ms. Maxwell is most known for her roles in Follies (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), The Royal Family (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play), Lend Me a Tenor (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play), and Scenes from an Execution with the Potomac Theatre Project (Drama Desk nomination; New York Innovative Theatre Award). (more...)

Jan Maxwell to Star in PTP/NYC's THE CASTLE at Atlantic Stage 2; Full Summer Season Casts Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

PTP/NYC, in association with Middlebury College, presents its 27th repertory season, its 7th consecutive in New York, running from July 3 to August 4, 2013 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in New York City. (more...)

SNL's Ana Gasteyer Brings ELEGANT SONGS FROM A HANDSOME WOMAN to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

Broadway veteran and Saturday Night Live favorite, Ana Gasteyer, brings her unique comic wit and style to the stage in her show of songs and stories. The comedy superstar dons a dress and works her hardest to keep the evening elegant with her powerhouse vocals showcased in Broadway ditties, standards and more. Gasteyer fronts a swinging ensemble in an evening that promises to be classy, brassy and sassy or jazzy, quirky and tear-jerky depending on world events and/or her hair frizz factor. (more...)

THE ROYAL FAMILY, Starring Geer Family ro Play Theatricum Botanicum; Opens June 22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

Art imitates life imitates art when Theatricum Botanicum artistic directorEllen Geer stars alongside her sister Melora Marshall, daughter Willow Geer and daughter-in-lawAbby Craden in an uproarious comedy about a family of actors. Originally written as a thinly disguised parody of the Barrymores,George S. Kaufman andEdna Ferber's winsome spoof about a thespian dynasty is the perfect vehicle for Topanga's first theatrical family. Also in the cast are "defacto" Theatricum family members Alan Blumenfeld, Tim Halligan, Aaron Hendry and Earnestine Phillips, and longtime company member Susan Angelo directs.The Royal Family opens on Saturday, June 22 at Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, the centerpiece of the company's 40th Anniversary Summer Repertory Season. (more...)

Jan Maxwell to Appear in The Kraine Theater's LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

Tony Award nominated actress Jan Maxwell will guest star in the new musical comedy LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) on Friday, June 7th. Ms. Maxwell is most known for her roles in Follies (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), The Royal Family (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play), Lend Me a Tenor (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play), and Scenes from an Execution with the Potomac Theatre Project (Drama Desk nomination; New York Innovative Theatre Award). (more...)

Kelli Barrett, Orfeh and More Set for The Pop Show's ADELE! 6/10 at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

Kelli Barrett (Rock of Ages, Baby It's You!, The Royal Family, Bright Lights, Big City),Lisa Birnbaum (F#%king Up Everything, Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party), William Blake(Male Vocalist of the Year, 2012 Cabaret Awards) and Darius de Haas (Dreamgirls, Rent, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Carousel) have joined the lineup for The Pop Show Presents....Adele! on June 10 at Birdland Jazz Club. The 7pm concert, part of the Broadway at Birdland series, will feature the songs of Adele, with proceeds benefiting VH1's Save the Music fund. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2013-14 Shows; Ethan Hawke in MACBETH, Laurie Metcalf in DOMESTICATED & James Lapine-Helmed ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater has announced four productions to be produced in the Vivian Beaumont and Mitzi E. Newhouse Theaters during the 2013-2014 season: the world premiere ofDomesticated, a new play by Bruce Norris, featuring Laurie Metcalf, directed by Anna D. Shapiro beginning performances Thursday, October 10 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; a new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, featuring Ethan Hawke in the title role, directed by Jack O'Brien, beginning performances Thursday, October 24 in the Vivian Beaumont Theater; Act One, adapted and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, beginning performances Thursday, March 20 in the Beaumont; and the world premiere of The City of Conversation, a new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, beginning performances Thursday, April 10 in the Newhouse. In addition to these four productions, LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's initiative to produce the work of new artists and to engage new audiences, will produce a season of three plays, to be announced, in the Claire Tow Theater. (more...)

Atlantic Screen Productions to Bring A VICTORIAN EYE to Jermyn Street Theatre, July 30-Aug 17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Atlantic Screen Productions presents the world premiere of A VICTORIAN EYE by Rory Fellowes. Directed by Maureen Payne-Hahner, the show features designer Tim Dann, lighting designer David W. Kidd, costume designer Lyn Avery. Starring Nigel Dunbar as Sir William Blake Richmond R.A. Produced by Tim Hollier, the show runs 30 July to 17 August Jermyn Street Theatre. Press Night 31 July 7.30pm. (more...)

MTC Extends THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES Through 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club has just announced a third and final extension for THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. Tickets for this critically acclaimed engagement will be on sale through Sunday, July 28 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) starting today at noon. (more...)

Kelli Barrett, Orfeh and More Set for The Pop Show's ADELE! at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Kelli Barrett (Rock of Ages, Baby It's You!, The Royal Family, Bright Lights, Big City),Lisa Birnbaum (F#%king Up Everything, Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party), William Blake(Male Vocalist of the Year, 2012 Cabaret Awards) and Darius de Haas (Dreamgirls, Rent, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Carousel) have joined the lineup for The Pop Show Presents....Adele! tonight, June 10 at Birdland Jazz Club. The 7pm concert, part of the Broadway at Birdland series, will feature the songs of Adele, with proceeds benefiting VH1's Save the Music fund. (more...)

THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES' Judith Light to Appear on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES star Judith Light, who yesterday won her second consecutive Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, will be featured on tomorrow's edition of 'Live with Kelly & Michael.' The show airs locally on WABC (channel 7) at 9 AM. Check local listings if outside the tristate area. (more...)

Amanda Quaid, Frank Wood and More Join Larry Pine in Lucas Hnath's Disney Play at Soho Rep, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Soho Rep presents the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's play A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney. (more...)

Forum Theatre Presents CLEMENTINE IN THE LOWER 9, 5/23-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Forum Theatre presents the area premiere of Clementine in the Lower 9, from playwright Dan Dietz, music composed by Justin Ellington, and directed by Derek Goldman May 23 - June 15, 2013. Dan Dietz will be in residence during the rehearsal process. Tickets are $25 for all performances ($20 for seniors, groups, and Round House subscribers; $15 for students and patrons under 30). To purchase, visit http://www.forum-theatre.org/buy-tickets or call the Round House box office at 240-644-1100. (more...)

Larry Pine Leads A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY at Soho Rep, Now thru 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Soho Rep welcomes celebrated stage and screen actor Larry Pine in the world premiere production of Lucas Hnath's adrenaline-charged odyssey A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney. Directed by Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson, Pine will play the title character - the man who forever changed the American Dream. Hnath's fictional play centers around the reading of a screenplay Walt Disney has written about his last days on earth. The script is about a city he is going to build that is going to change the world; about his brother; about everyone who loves Disney and how sad they are going to be when he is gone. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Carson Elrod and More Set for MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) have just announced full casting for the world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), directed by Marc Bruni (Old Jews Telling Jokes). (more...)

Photo Coverage: William Finn Q&A at Acting Up Stage's FALSETTOS
by Kelly Cameron - Apr 28, 2013

Acting Up Stage opened their newest production this past Thursday, a new version of Falsettos that is being produced with The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. The show was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1992, and took home the prize for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. On Friday night, writer William Finn joined Toronto Star theatre critic Richard Ouzounian for a special post-performance Q&A, where the two discussed the evolution of Falsettos as well as Finn's life and other works. BWW is thrilled to bring its readers photos from the event. (more...)

Tony Nominee Jennifer Westfeldt Joins MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) have announced full casting for the world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni. (more...)

Fashion Photo of the Day 4/27/13 - Pippa Middleton
by Rachel Stone - Apr 27, 2013

Our favorite sister, Pippa Middleton, was photographed out and about in London looking ravishing as ever. It must be an odd thing - being photographed for being the pretty sister of the newest member of The Royal Family. But never the less, she takes it all in stride and never disappoints when it comes to fashion. (more...)

SoHo Rep to Offer FEED Programming for DEATH OF WALT DISNEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

Soho Rep's FEED program is designed to enrich audiences' and artists' experience of Soho Rep's plays through live events, print publications and online content. Through the program's post-performance series, Soho Rep willoffera number of events - artist dialogues, presentations, etc - during the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's play A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, directed by Sarah Benson (April 30 - May 26). (more...)

'Alamptria 1: Bloodstone Crypt' To Be Re-Released in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Alamptria 1: Bloodstone Crypt will be re-released with a new title and format in May 2013. Unique characters, entangled plots, suspense, surprise, and intense action make Richard A. Valicek's tale one of the most innovative novels of this decade. Originally released in 2011 under the title Alamptria: Red Moon Rising, the novel won the Buzillions Reviewers choice award. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties opens tonight, April 17, 2013 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Soho Rep's A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY Will Feature Larry Pine, Amanda Quaid and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Soho Rep has announced casting and an official opening date for the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's play A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney. Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson will direct an ensemble including Larry Pine (The Royal Family, The Seagull, Wes Anderson's films and "House of Cards") as Walt Disney, Amanda Quaid (C-ck, Luck of the Irish) as Daughter, Brian Sgambati (Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, The Coasts of Utopia) as Ron Miller, and Frank Wood (Clybourne Park, Angels in America) as Roy Disney. Produced in association with John Adrian Selzer, the production, which concludes Soho Rep's highly successful 2012-13 season, will run April 30 - May 26 at Soho Rep (46 Walker Street). Critics are welcome as of Tuesday, May 7 for an opening on Thursday, May 9. (more...)

Velázquez's 'Portrait of Duke Francesco I d'Este' Masterpiece on View at the Met, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Velazquez's Portrait of Duke Francesco I d'Este, one of the great portraits of the 17th century from one of the most prestigious regional museums in Italy, will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from today, April 16 through July 14. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's CHOIR BOY Goes On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Tickets are on sale today for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, the new play featuring gospel music directed by Trip Cullman at MTC's The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). In order to ensure that tickets to CHOIR BOY are affordable to the widest possible, most diverse audiences, MTC is pricing all tickets at $30. Tickets are on sale via CityTix (212-581-1212), www.nycitycenter.org and at the New York City Center Box Office. (more...)

Christine Baranski, Irina Dvorovenko, Shonn Wiley to Star in ON YOUR TOES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Christine Baranski, Kelli Barrett, Walter Bobbie, Jeremy Cohen, Dalton Harrod, Randy Skinner, Shonn Wiley, Karen Ziemba,New York City Ballet Principaldancer Joaquin De Luz and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenkowill star in Rodgers and Hart's On Your Toes, the final Encores! presentation of the 2012-13 New York City Center season. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, On Your Toes will have guest music direction by Encores! founding music director Rob Fisher and will play seven performances, from May 8 - 12 at New York City Center, W. 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). The "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" ballet, originally choreographed by George Balanchine, will be staged by Susan Pilarre, who served as a Ballet Mistress of the show's 1983 Broadway Revival. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Jackie Hoffman and More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS - 'A Swell Party' Actors Fund Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2013

Tonight, April 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller will present Broadway Showstopper Divas --'A Swell Party' at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) as an Actors Fund Benefit.* (more...)

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