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Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard Star in THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Kicking Off UK Tour Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright present the first class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, then touring to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. (more...)

NBC Takes the Week Among ABC, CBS, NBC & Fox in Every Key Measure
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

NBC has dominated the Sept. 12-18 primetime ratings week, with “Sunday Night Football,” two editions of “America's Got Talent,” “Better Late Than Never” and “Blindspot” accounting for five of the week's ten most-watched shows on the Big 4 networks, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.  (more...)

Dean Jones, Original Star of Broadway's COMPANY and More, Passes Away at 84
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actor Dean Jones passed away of Parkinson's disease yesterday, September 1, 2015 in Los Angeles. He was 84. Jones, who was inducted into the Disney Legends Hall of Fame in 1995, appeared in 46 films, 5 Broadway shows, and numerous television series and specials. (more...)

URBAN STAGES Announces 20 Shows & 100-Plus Broadway and Cabaret Stars for 12-Day WINTER RHYTHMS 2015, December, 2-13
by Stephen Hanks - Oct 29, 2015

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, Peter Napolitano, Producer/Director of Musical Programming) today announced the line-up for this year's Award-Winning Musical event WINTER RHYTHMS 2015, which will begin Wednesday, December 2 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through December 13, 2015 at Urban Stages Theatre. WINTER RHYTHMS 2015 marks the seventh year that Urban Stages has brought noted musical artists to its stage during the holiday period. The mission of Winter Rhythms is to bring the talents of known and unknown singers, musicians, lyricists and composers to the attention of the New York theater community while performing at Urban Stages Theater. Winner of the 2015 Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Series MAC Award, WINTER RHYTHMS benefits Urban Stages' acclaimed Outreach Program, which brings more than 200 free "arts in education" presentations to libraries and schools throughout the five boroughs. This year's event features 20 shows and more than 100 artists. (more...)

Mike Boland, Jim Bracchitta, Kevin O'Rourke and More Set for Westport Country Playhouse's MISTER ROBERTS Reading, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Casting is announced for 'Mister Roberts,' a Script in Hand playreading in observance of Veterans Day, at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, November 11, 7 p.m. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Tony Sheldon & More Set for Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Urban Stages announces the line-up for this year's Award Winning Musical event WINTER RHYTHMS 2015, which will begin Wednesday, December 2and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through December 13, 2015 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30thStreet, just East of 8th Avenue). Tickets are $25 per show and may be purchased by visiting urbanstages.org or by calling (866) 811-4111. For complete schedule information, visit urbanstages.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/28/2012
by BWW - Oct 28, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/28/2012 for Santa Barbara (more...)

Harry Hamlin and Loretta Swit Star in ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE at Noho Arts Center, 11/13-1/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

The multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHoAce) presents a world premiere play, ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE, written and directed by Joshua Ravetch and starring four-time Golden Globe nominee Harry Hamlin and two-time Emmy winner Loretta Swit. ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE will preview on Tuesday, November 13 at 8pm; Wednesday, November 14 at 8pm; Thursday, November 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, November 16 at 8pm and will run for eight weeks through Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/21/2012
by BWW - Oct 21, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/21/2012 for Santa Barbara (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit to Lead ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced 'M*A*S*H' star LORETTA SWIT starring in ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/14/2012
by BWW - Oct 14, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/14/2012 for Santa Barbara (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Laguna Playhouse welcomes 'M*A*S*H' star Loretta Swit starring in Eleanor Roosevelt, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

Harry Hamlin and Loretta Swit Star in ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE at Noho Arts Center, Now thru Jan 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012

The multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHoAce) presents a world premiere play, ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE, written and directed by Joshua Ravetch and starring four-time Golden Globe nominee Harry Hamlin and two-time Emmy winner Loretta Swit. ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE will preview tonight, November 13 at 8pm; Wednesday, November 14 at 8pm; Thursday, November 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, November 16 at 8pm and will run for eight weeks through Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Mike Boland, Jim Bracchitta, Kevin O'Rourke & More Set for Westport Country Playhouse's MISTER ROBERTS Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

'Mister Roberts,' a Script in Hand playreading in observance of Veterans Day, will be held at Westport Country Playhouse, today Monday, November 11, 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GROUND, 4/23-510
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents a touching new play, GROUND by Lisa Dillman, as the final offering in the 2013-2014 SeasonFor its final offering in the 2013/2014 season, The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the West Coast Premiere of the new play GROUND by Lisa Dillman, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Jurkowitz Theatre, April 23-May 10, 2014. (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Hires New Executive Director
by Kelsey Denette - May 23, 2013

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Board President Debra Grossman announced today that the company had concluded a six month national search for MRT's new Executive Director and have engaged Elizabeth Kegley, currently Managing Director of Dallas' highly-regarded Kitchen Dog Theatre, to fill the position. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lainie Kazan, Michele Lee et al. at THE PERSIAN ROOM PRESENTS Book Signing
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

Patrons were treated to a classic trip down memory lane this week as four leading ladies of the legendary Persian Room New York came together for a book signing. Lainie Zazan, Michele Lee, Connie Stevens and Barbara Van Orden gathered at Barnes and Noble in California's The Grove to celebrate the release of Patty Farmer's new book "The Persian Room Presents." Anecdotes involving audience celebrity sightings included Barbara Streisand (by Stevens), Milton Berle (by Van Orden), Jack Jones and his thighs (by Lee) and a mob king who struck her while performing (by Kazan). See photos of the leading ladies at the event below! (more...)

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality Presents Hear Our Song 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality is proud to present an upcoming musical extravaganza: 'Hear Our Song,' to be held at the Norwalk City Hall, Concert Hall at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Friday April 8, 2011 at 8 pm. (more...)

Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton Set for KAT KRAMER'S FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD
by Movies News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton, stars of the film, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, will be among the participants kicking off the Seventh Annual Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World cinema series highlighting socially significant films, (more...)

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality Presents Hear Our Song 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality is proud to present an upcoming musical extravaganza: 'Hear Our Song,' to be held at the Norwalk City Hall, Concert Hall at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Friday April 8, 2011 at 8 pm. (more...)

Melissa Joan Hart to Lead Westport Country Playhouse's ANY WEDNESDAY Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Melissa Joan Hart, a Westport resident and star of television, film, and theater, will be featured in the romantic comedy "Any Wednesday," a benefit playreading to support Westport Country Playhouse's Script in Hand series, on one-night-only, Monday, July 29, 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse artistic advisor. Tickets to the benefit playreading are $100, $50, and $25. Tickets include the playreading and post-performance "Meet the Cast" reception. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Welcomes Sally Kellerman And More This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2011

April at The Metropolitan Room (more...)

MRT's 'A Cause for Applause' Benefit Raises Over $116,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

On Thursday, June 20 the Friends of MRT held their 'A Cause for Applause'charity auction to benefit Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT). The event was held at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center and featured celebrity auctioneer Susan Wornick, a live and silent auction, and a seated dinner. With almost 300 people in attendance, 'A Cause for Applause' raised over $116,000 for MRT, which will benefit the theatre's mainstage and education programs. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Set for Boise Contemporary Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Boise Contemporary Theater has announced its new season, and with it four groundbreaking Mainstage shows and season packages sure to delight new and seasoned audiences alike. (more...)

BROADWAY BALLYHOO to Re-Launch at Laurie Beechman on 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

After a critically acclaimed one-year run at Feinstein's at Loew's Regency, ending only because the Regency closed for renovations, Scott Siegel's BROADWAY BALLYHOO re-launches at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, downstairs at the West Bank Cafe on Wednesday, July 24th at 10:30 PM (doors open at 10 PM). (more...)

CINDERELLA Now Playing at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater Thru 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2011

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is now playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater through August 6, 2011. (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT is No. 1 Non-Sports Program
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

NBC has tied for #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 for the primetime week of July 15-21 (more...)

Joanna Gleason, Brian J. Carter & More to Join Melissa Joan Hart for Westport Country Playhouse's ANY WEDNESDAY Reading, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Joining Melissa Joan Hart for the event are Joanna Gleason, Brian J. Carter, and Chris Sarandon. The reading, set for Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m., is directed is Anne Keefe, Playhouse artistic advisor. Tickets are $100, $50, and $25. Tickets include the playreading and post-performance 'Meet the Cast' reception. (more...)

NBC's New Series CAMP Ranks No. 1 in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

Last night's “Camp” ranked #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and other key categories (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT is No. 1 Show of the Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

NBC has tied for #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 for the primetime week of July 8-14, averaging a 1.2 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 4.7 million viewers overall according to “live plus same day” viewing data from Nielsen Media Research (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces New Discount Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Shakespeare & Company will offer new programs to make great theatre in the Berkshires more accessible. Our community is a priority for Shakespeare & Company, to that end the Company is now offering two new ticket deals "45 under 45" and "5 under 50." Both aim to reach our younger audiences, particularly those who have fond memories of Riotous Youth and the Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Making memories at Shakespeare & Company can continue at all ages, and now it's easier than ever! (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT is Top Wed. Telecast This Summer
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

From 9-10 p.m. ET, “America's Got Talent” (2.7/8 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall) delivered the #1 rating of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures (more...)

Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon to Star in Lantern Theatre's JULIUS CAESAR, 2/6-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Lantern Theater Company, critically acclaimed in Philadelphia for their annual Shakespearean offering, presents The Tragedy of Julius Caesar as the highlight of their 20th season. Directed by the Lantern's Artistic Director Charles McMahon and starring Tony Award-nominated actor Forrest McClendon in the title role, the Lantern's production is inspired by the warrior ethos of feudal Japan, calling into question the rights of the ruler against the rights of his people. Performances run February 6 - March 16, 2014. [Full schedule including special events is below] (more...)

Harry Hamlin and Loretta Swit Star in ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE at Noho Arts Center, 11/13-1/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

The multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHoAce) presents a world premiere play, ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE, written and directed by Joshua Ravetch and starring four-time Golden Globe nominee Harry Hamlin and two-time Emmy winner Loretta Swit. ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE will preview on Tuesday, November 13 at 8pm; Wednesday, November 14 at 8pm; Thursday, November 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, November 16 at 8pm and will run for eight weeks through Today, January 5, 2013 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

SCERA Presents Valentine's Jazz Concert with Gold Standard
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Wander into Maxwell's East Coast Eatery in Salt Lake City Any Wednesday night and the odds are excellent you will hear the mellow jazz sounds of Gold Standard, an experienced Utah trio that bridges the gap between old school jazz, soul and electronic music. (more...)

Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon Stars in Lantern Theatre's JULIUS CAESAR, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Lantern Theater Company, critically acclaimed in Philadelphia for their annual Shakespearean offering, presents The Tragedy of Julius Caesar as the highlight of their 20th season. Directed by the Lantern's Artistic Director Charles McMahon and starring Tony Award-nominated actor Forrest McClendon in the title role, the Lantern's production is inspired by the warrior ethos of feudal Japan, calling into question the rights of the ruler against the rights of his people. Performances run tonight, February 6 - March 16, 2014. (more...)

LATE NITE CATECHISM 3 Plays Gem Theater Thru 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

The historic Gem Theatre is offering $10 off tickets (was $29.50, now $19.50) to the final six Wednesday and Thursday performances of Late Nite Catechism 3:‘Til Death Do Us Part, which plays the theater now through March 6, 2011. (more...)

Stage & Screen Vet Kenneth Mars Dead at 75
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Stage and screen actor Kenneth Mars, known for his work in Mel Brooks films, has died at the age of 75. The performer passed away Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Grenada Hills. (more...)

BWW Previews: Loretta Swit Takes On SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS at Coyote Stageworks At The Annenberg
by David Green - Dec 9, 2016

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley- based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company continues it 2016-2017 theatrical season with a production of 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,' a popular two-character comedy/drama that will feature Loretta Swit and David Engel. The production will run from February 3 through 12, 2017 with eight performances at the Annenberg Theater in the Palm Springs Art Museum.The fully staged play will star Loretta Swit (best known for her role of Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan on the beloved television show 'M*A*S*H') and actor and Coyote StageWorks Founding Board and Company Member David Engel. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Features Homage to ANY WEDNESDAY Cabaret Series
by - Dec 3, 2015

Urban Stages Founder and Artistic Director Frances Hill and Producer Peter Napolitano last night officially launched the 2015 'Winter Rhythms,' a 20-shows-in 11-days festival featuring more than 100 star cabaret performers and musicians. The opening night show was Any Wednesday SINGS AGAIN, an homage to the old cabaret series favorite, Any Wednesday, which was a popular CD release concert series from June 2005 (the first show featured Ann Hampton Callaway) to late 2011 and was staged at Tower Records and then Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Center.  (more...)

CINDERELLA Now Playing at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater Thru 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2011

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is now playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater through August 6, 2011. (more...)

Daniel Boys and More to Join Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard in THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright are pleased to announce further casting for the first class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, then touring to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. (more...)

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality Presents Hear Our Song 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality is proud to present an upcoming musical extravaganza: 'Hear Our Song,' to be held at the Norwalk City Hall, Concert Hall at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Friday April 8, 2011 at 8 pm. (more...)

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality Presents Hear Our Song 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality is proud to present an upcoming musical extravaganza: 'Hear Our Song,' to be held at the Norwalk City Hall, Concert Hall at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Friday April 8, 2011 at 8 pm. (more...)

Celebrating 25 Years of RUMORS at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

Opening night quickly approaches at Nashville's historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - which this year celebrates its 50th season - for Neil Simon's Rumors, first produced on the iconic and completely magical floating stage in 1991. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GROUND, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents a touching new play, GROUND by Lisa Dillman, as the final offering in the 2013-2014 SeasonFor its final offering in the 2013/2014 season, The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the West Coast Premiere of the new play GROUND by Lisa Dillman, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Jurkowitz Theatre, today, April 23-May 10, 2014. (more...)

Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton Set for KAT KRAMER'S FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton, stars of the film, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, will be among the participants kicking off the Seventh Annual Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World cinema series highlighting socially significant films, (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GROUND, 4/23-510
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents a touching new play, GROUND by Lisa Dillman, as the final offering in the 2013-2014 SeasonFor its final offering in the 2013/2014 season, The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the West Coast Premiere of the new play GROUND by Lisa Dillman, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Jurkowitz Theatre, April 23-May 10, 2014. (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Host Staged Reading of THE GROUP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present a FREE staged reading of THE GROUP: A Farce by Mercy Otis Warren, directed by Kristin Heckler, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm with an Introduction by dramaturg Melody Brooks. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is approximately 90 minutes. The performance is at The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Welcomes Sally Kellerman And More This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

April at The Metropolitan Room (more...)

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