Abraham Lincoln

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Forrest Theatre (New York, NY)
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New York, NY 10019
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Gary Alan Dorris Chronicles Lincoln's Legacy in New Book
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Scottsdale, AZ (more...)

M.B. Lal Releases GOING BACK TO GETTYSBURG
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

New Delhi (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet Anthony Mackie to Star as Sprinter Jesse Owens in Upcoming Passion Project?
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

Deadline writes that stage and screen actor Anthony Mackie is looking to play Olympic sprinter Jesse Owens in an upcoming passion project with writer/producer Jamie Linden (We Are Marshall) and scribe George Olson. (more...)

Green Door Productions' World Premiere of N8 ZWANGE to Open 6/13 at Asylum Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Green Door Productions presents N8 ZWANG, An Evening Of Twisted Tales by the demented Ron Zwang and the exquisitely vulgar Nathan Rufus Edelman. An hour of short plays is set to open June 8th at the Hollywood Fringe Festival at Theatre Asylum in the Asylum Lab. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Richmond (more...)

BWW Review: ABE LINCOLN'S PIANO Needs Fine-tuning
by Nancy Grossman - May 23, 2014

Hershey Felder returns to ArtsEmerson for his third solo musical theater piece after charming and enlightening local audiences with GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE and MAESTRO: LEONARD BERNSTEIN in recent years. This time he departs from staging the lives of genius composers to delve into the tragic death of a giant of American history by blending Civil War-era songs and first-person stories in an imaginative retelling of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. (more...)

'An Old Coot's Essays About an Earlier Georgia and Other Topics' is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Georgia (more...)

Museum of the City of New York Receives Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

New York, NY (more...)

Catch Wrestling Alliance to Host Inaugural International Invitational - U.S.A. Versus The World
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Catch Wrestling Alliance and Raul Ramirez, Event Producer, will present the Inaugural Catch Wrestling Alliance International Invitational - U.S.A. Versus The World, featuring 16 wrestlers from around the globe ushering in the rebirth of the professional sport of Catch Wrestling for the first time in 100 years in the United States. (more...)

Michael Urie, Ryan Spahn & More Set for About Face Theatre's PRIDE PERFORMANCE SERIES in June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

About Face Theatre commemorates Pride Month with THE PRIDE PERFORMANCE SERIES, a spectacular line-up of readings, performances and special events throughout June celebrating the LGBTQIA experience. The series kicks off with a reading of Jonathan Tolins' comedy The Last Sunday in June, starring real life couple Michael Urie (of TV's Ugly Betty) and his partner Ryan Spahn. Urie is currently starring in Tolins' comedy Buyer & Cellar at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse. Up next, AFT Artistic Associate Paul Oakley Stovall leads a panel of Chicago artists through an exploration of Lesbians & Literature. Then, playwright Bixby Elliot (Girl You Know It's True) unravels everything you've ever learned about our 16th President as AFT presents a reading of his hilarious play Abraham Lincoln was a F*gg*t. Finally, Steven Strafford stars in a reading of Methtacular!, his own brutally honest and often comedic story of survival as a meth addict in Chicago. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Michael Urie and More Set for About Face's June Pride Performance Series, Beg. 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

About Face Theatre commemorates Pride Month with THE PRIDE PERFORMANCE SERIES, a spectacular line-up of readings, performances and special events throughout June celebrating the LGBTQIA experience. The series kicks off with a reading of Jonathan Tolins' comedy The Last Sunday in June, starring real life couple Michael Urie (of TV's Ugly Betty) and his partner Ryan Spahn. (more...)

Collegiate Chorale Presents NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns tonight, May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns on May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale Presents the NY Premiere of BATTLE HYMNS, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns on May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. Regular General Admission tickets are $60 and Premium General Admission tickets are $125. Tickets are available by phone at 646-202-9623 or online at www.collegiatechorale.org. (more...)

Essential Voices USA to Lead Public Rehearsal of A THEODORE ROOSEVELT ROUND, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Conductor Judith Clurman, with singers from Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, will lead a public rehearsal of A Theodore Roosevelt Round by Thomas Cabaniss on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7 PM, at the Apple Store, 1980 Broadway, corner of West 67th Street & Broadway, New York City. (more...)

New-York Historical Society Announces June 2014 Talks and Films
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

New-York Historical Society has announced its June 2014 public programs, lectures, films and concerts. Details below! (more...)

Benjamin Walker to Star in Psychological Thriller '2:22'
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2014

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Redhouse Arts, Appleseed and Rarely Done to Kick Off 2nd Annual District Festival, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

A year ago, three local arts organizations came together to create a new collaboration in order to build a performance-based infrastructure throughout Central New York. A year and a successful first season later, The Redhouse Arts Center lead by Executive Director Stephen Svoboda, Rarely Done Productions lead by Artistic Director Dan Tursi, and Appleseed Productions lead by Producing Artistic Director CJ Young, announce the second annual District Festival, June 4th-June 22nd. (more...)

Brian Dennehy, John Douglas Thompson, Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Waterston Set for Berkshire's LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Kate Maguire, Artistic Director of Berkshire Theater Group and Donna Hassler, Executive Director of Chesterwood, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, announce Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage on August 14 at 4pm. A reception immediately follows at Chesterwood. The benefit performance, presented by both organizations, includes the opportunity to attend a twilight reception at Chesterwood, the newly-restored studio where Daniel Chester French created the seated figure of Lincoln for the Memorial in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Art Institute of Chicago to Mark 100th Anniversary of Saul Steinberg's Birth, 7/4-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of noted artist Saul Steinberg (1914 - 1999) on June 15, the Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce that The Saul Steinberg Foundation has donated 54 of his original works on paper to the museum, including five of his distinctively whimsical masks drawn on paper bags. (more...)

O.A.R.S. Launches California Road Trip Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

On June 30, 1864, Congress enacted the Yosemite Grant Act, establishing Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove as the first federally protected public park of its kind—set aside for the enjoyment of a nation. (more...)

Georgia O'Keeffe, Emily Dickinson and Frida Kahlo Come to Life at CHAUTAUQUA 2014 at CCBC Dundalk, 7/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

The Community College of Baltimore County and the Maryland Humanities Council will sponsor Chautauqua 2014 at CCBC Dundalk 7 p.m., July 11-13, 2014 in the John E. Ravekes Theatre in the College Community Center at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road. The program is free and open to the public. (more...)

Jessica Chastain, Annette Bening & More Set for Tonight's SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA Public Forum at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Public Theater presents the free one-night event, PUBLIC FORUM: SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA, tonight, June 30 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Whitney Bashor, Annette Bening, Jessica Chastain, author E.L. Doctorow, Jackie Hoffman, Justin Levine, Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, and Micah Stock join this exciting evening, which will celebrate Shakespeare and the newly released Library of America book, Shakespeare in America, edited by Public Theater Shakespeare Scholar in Residence James Shapiro. (more...)

California Historical Society YOSEMITE Exhibition Features Native American Artifacts, Landmark Photography and Never-Before-Exhibited Grizzly
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- In Yosemite, a landscape of profound natural beauty, we find human stories that are utterly surprising, poignant, revealing, and sometimes tragic. (more...)

LINCOLN ADJACENT Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival, 6/12-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

From the brave new minds of playwrights Roger Q. Mason and Stephen Blackburn comes Lincoln Adjacent, a collective of three short plays exploring characters often cast to the shadows of the Abraham Lincoln myth. Theatre and opera director Julianne Just helms this production, which opens on June 12 at the Lounge Theatre as a part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer to Play Abraham Lincoln in BAYONETS OF ANGST at 2014 NYMF, 7/9-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

J. Robert Spencer (Tony nominee "Next to Normal," original Broadway company "Jersey Boys") is set to play the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, in the world-premiere 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) production of BAYONETS OF ANGST - an original musical comedy set to a bluegrass soundtrack and narrated by the last remaining veterans of the American Civil War - Book by Rick Kunzi & Justin Zeppa, Music by Rick Kunzi & Adam Barnosky, Lyrics by Rick Kunzi, and Directed by Michael Lluberes. General Management Team for BAYONETS OF ANGST is Suellen Vance and Good People Management Group. (more...)

The Academy Invites Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, June Squibb & More to Membership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014. (more...)

The Academy Invites Robert & Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Charles Strouse & 268 Other New Members
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference's BREAKING BARRIERS to Run 8/2-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 17th season with an illustrious program of playwrights, new play workshops and special performance events. For the first time, the OPC Summer New Works Festival will take place over two weekends from August 2 through 10, 2014 in Ojai, California. (more...)

Civil War, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and More Highlight July 2014 Talks at the N-Y Historical Society
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The New-York Historical Society has announced its July 2014 talks. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jessica Chastain, Annette Bening & More Join SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA Public Forum at the Delacorte, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the free one-night event, PUBLIC FORUM: SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA, on Monday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Whitney Bashor, Annette Bening, Jessica Chastain, author E.L. Doctorow, Jackie Hoffman, Justin Levine, Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, and Micah Stock join this exciting evening which will celebrate Shakespeare and the newly released Library of America book, Shakespeare in America, edited by Public Theater Shakespeare Scholar in Residence James Shapiro. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AFTERLOVES: LOVE LIFE IN THE AFTERLIFE is Brilliantly Acted and Astounding Clever
by Shari Barrett - Jun 23, 2014

AFTERLOVE: LOVE LIFE IN THE AFTERLIFE, written by and performed by Ron Hanks and Betsy Reisz is one of the most brilliant and inventive shows I have seen at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival. In the dating pool of the afterlife, there are a LOT of choices, and this show presents 8 couples of public figures across time and space as they attempt to create new and continued love with each other in Heaven. (more...)

Vice President Biden, James Earl Jones, Scott Bakula, Debbie Allen, and More Come to Ford's Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy, House Majority Leader Elect Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, actress Debbie Allen, members of Congress and other distinguished guests attended the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala the evening of Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The gala performance was followed by a seated dinner at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum (750 Ninth Street NW). The evening included the presentation of the Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal to actor James Earl Jones and the U.S. House of Representatives' longest-serving member, The Honorable John D. Dingell. The award was given in recognition of their extraordinary character, service, accomplishments and work reflecting Lincoln's legacy of humanity, wisdom, eloquence and vision. (more...)

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery Presents ONE LIFE: GRANT AND LEE, 7/4-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The next installation of the National Portrait Gallery's “One Life” series considers the lives of generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee as they were intertwined during the Civil War. Open July 4 through May 31, 2015, “One Life: Grant and Lee” explores the rivalry between the two generals as one of the most memorable in American military history. The press preview will be held July 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Humanity Exposed in Theatre Artists Studio's NEW SUMMER SHORTS
by Herbert Paine - Jun 14, 2014

Imagine a world without music or dance. Walk in the shoes of war veterans who cope in singular ways with their demons. Feel for the husband who can't get a word in edge-wise between two prototypical controllers, his wife and a doctor. Contemplate government-regulated dinners. Feel for the wife who fears for her life and takes necessary measures. Occupy the assassin's psyche before the lethal act. It's this thread of foibles, follies, fears, and fancies that weaves through the eight ten-minute plays currently featured in Theatre Artists Studio's 7th Annual New Summer Shorts Festival. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Alec Baldwin & More Join SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA Public Forum at the Delacorte, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the free one-night event, PUBLIC FORUM: SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA, on Monday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

A Monumental Achievement In U.S. Snacking History: Jack Link's' Unveils 'Meat Rushmore' In New York City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Raising America's love of snacking to epic proportions, Jack Link's today commemorates the third annual National Jerky Day with its most monumental achievement ever: the creation of "Meat Rushmore," an awe-inspiring meat replica of South Dakota's famous Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The 13-foot tall, 17-foot wide structure is covered in more than 1,600 pounds of Jack Link's beef, pork and turkey jerky, weighing in at over 350,000 grams of lean protein, and is being showcased today in New York City's Columbus Circle. National Jerky Day is celebrated annually to commemorate Americans' love for snacking and their unadulterated desire to "Feed Their Wild Side." (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at BAYONETS OF ANGST, Coming to NYMF 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) production of BAYONETS OF ANGST will star Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, set to play Abraham Lincoln in the world premiere. Joining him are Paul Whitty ('Once'), Herndon Lackey ('LoveMusik'), Brian Charles Rooney ('The Threepenny Opera'), Michael Abbott, Jr. ('Shotgun Stories'), Ian Lowe ('Murder for Two') and Ryan Andes ('Big Fish'). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Profiles in History to Host Historical Document Auction 63, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer & dealer of historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs, manuscripts and original Hollywood memorabilia, will present Historical Document Auction 63, June 13, 2014, beginning at 11am PST. This unprecedented collection of rare and virtually unseen documents is highlighted by one of Ludwig van Beethoven's most famous correspondences—a letter written in 1806 during the chaotic creation and production of his only opera, Fidelio. The Auction Pre-sale Estimate for this extremely rare document, not publicly seen since the 1950's, is $150,000 - $250,000 and could easily exceed that figure. (more...)

FCC Chairman Wheeler to Deliver Keynote Address at COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2014 Convention & EXPO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - COMPTEL today announced that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler will be the keynote speaker at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2014 Convention & EXPO, which is scheduled for October 5-8 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas. Chairman Wheeler is expected to address many of the key issues facing the communications industry today, including the ongoing technology transitions and use of IP networks, the importance of promoting competition across all platforms, the benefits of an open Internet and the need for greater spectrum to address consumers' growing demands for wireless broadband solutions. (more...)

Indiana Bicentennial Commission Endorses Lincoln Amphitheatre's A. LINCOLN: A PIONEER TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission endorsed Lincoln Amphitheatre's A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale production as one of its legacy projects for 2016. (more...)

Tom Dugan's WIESENTHAL to Begin Performances 10/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Tony Award winner Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart) and Karyl Lynn Burns (The Best is Yet to Come) present the New York premiere of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Wiesenthal launches a limited 14-week engagement, from October 24 through February 1, at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street). Opening night is November 5. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Festival Announces 2014 ENCORE! PRODUCERS' AWARDS; Extensions Run thru 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Encore! Producers' Awards return for the fifth year with extended runs of the best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, running July 5-31, 2014 at eight Hollywood venues. Produced by Combined Artform, this year's extensions feature an exciting selection of exceptional ensemble and solo work at Theatre Asylum, The Complex, Cupcake Theatre, The Lex, The Lounge, Actor's Company, Schkapf and Three Clubs. With multiple shows per venue each weekend and the special deals and gatherings at Three Clubs bar, the action-packed atmosphere of the Hollywood Fringe Festival will continue through July. (more...)

Trinity Broadcasting Network Releases 'Bible Science' Book by Ray Comfort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Have you ever wished you had help in answering those who challenge the relevance and accuracy of the Bible? Throughout the month of July Trinity Broadcasting Network, America's most watched faith channel, is offering the perfect resource from one of its good friends and ministry partners, renowned author and evangelist Ray Comfort. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN's Jason Gotay, Robin Skye and More to Star in 210 AMLENT AVENUE at NYMF, 7/14 & 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Jason Gotay, Robin Skye and more will star in '210 Amlent Avenue,' scheduled for a developmental reading at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. On August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)

ASK A HEALTH COACH: 'When's the Right Time to Start?'
by Melissa Muguruza - Jul 21, 2014

I can't tell you how many times I have a great conversation with someone about their desires for their health and wellness only to have a conversation a few weeks later, ask how it's going and be told, 'Oh, I haven't started yet, I am just so busy!' and my heart sinks for them. Clearly, they made the decision to move forward, but what they haven't done yet is taken action. (more...)

New-York Historical Society Sets Aug 2014 Bryant Park Reading Room Talks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The New-York Historical Society has announced its upcoming events at the Bryant Park Reading Room in August 2014. Details below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Song of Myself: The WHITMAN Project' Graces the Capital Fringe
by Andrew White - Jul 13, 2014

As embodied by the engaging Robert Michael Oliver-heavily bearded for the occasion-Sanctuary Theatre revives Whitman in all his messy glory, bringing us his passion, sensuality, sensitivity and eroticism. It's hard to imagine a guy who looks like Santa Clause relishing the kinds of behavior that (until recently) could get you arrested in most states. But he was dangerous in his own day, and as Oliver reminds us so richly here, he will remain a scandalous figure on the American scene for as long as there is an America. (more...)

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