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Heidi Blickenstaff, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jessica Molaskey Join Encores THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Casting is complete for the New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony's 2014-15 Season Features Themes of 'Spirituality and Transcendence'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra's 2014-2015 season, its eighth under the direction of Maestra Alsop. The full schedule and details about each production follow. (more...)

Dirk Q. Allen Releases NOTES FOR A BOOK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Writing takes many forms and can capture the imagination of both the writer and the reader. A longtime writer - and former newspaper editor - shares his writing in this new collection of essays, fiction, columns and observations. Author Dirk Q. Allen explores the mysterious death of a young Army sergeant, offers three novel excerpts, observations, a lecture on journalism and commentary on a variety of subjects, including Santa Claus. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ford's Theatre Spells Out S-U-C-C-E-S-S with 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by G. Blaise Hoeler - Mar 31, 2014

The Spelling Bee is as American as Abraham Lincoln. Its cultural and historical significance for the legions of American students who participate in them each year makes the Ford's Theatre an incredibly fitting venue for the much beloved musical, 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.' (more...)

A Beautiful Journey... Meet the Full Cast of VIOLET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of VIOLET, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, begins previews tomorrow, March 28, 2014. VIOLET officially opens on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company and check out a sneak peek performance and interviews with the cast! (more...)

Jennifer Bowles & Rob McClure Set to Lead Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Runs May 7-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Jennifer Bowles will play the title role opposite Rob McClure in New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances,May 7 - 11, 2014. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Allan Corduner, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Ken Krugman, Zachary James and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. (more...)

Hawai'i Pacific University to Present HERITAGE, 4/4 - 4/27
by Hilary Kelly - Mar 19, 2014

An ensemble play, 'Heritage' tells the story of Abraham Lincoln in a very different light. Spanning three generations, we discover the strength of character of the women and men who shaped the life of our sixteenth President, and the unmistakable impression that they each left upon his life and legacy. (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's New Musical FREEDOM'S SONG and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced that the Ford's Theatre 2014-2015 season will include mainstage productions of Driving Miss Daisy, headlined by Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace, the return of Edward Gero as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, the world premiere of The Widow Lincoln by James Still, and a new musical, Freedom's Song, still in development, inspired by the words of Lincoln and those who lived through the Civil War. (more...)

Best-Selling Author, Joe McGinniss, Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Joe McGinniss, Sr., American author known for his best-selling The Selling of the President 1968 which described the marketing of then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon, has died at the age of 71. He authored eleven works, including his last bookwas The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, an account of Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska who was the unsuccessful 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee. (more...)

Amplify Picks Up U.S. Rights to Young Abe Lincoln biopic THE BETTER ANGELS
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Amplify has acquired all US rights to director A.J. Edwards' stunning vision of Abraham Lincoln's childhood, THE BETTER ANGELS. (more...)

Justin Vivan Bond, John Cameron Mitchell and Holly Hunter and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

This week, March 10-19, Joe's Pub at the Public will feature Rory O'Malley, Shannon McNally, Lera Lynn, Benjamin Walker, Mortality Play, Joey Arias Experience, An Evening with Irving Berlin, Justin Vivian Bond, Flamenco Festival 2014, Martha Graham Cracker, Sarah Kay, Banda Magda String Orchestra, Lo Jo, The Meeting with Justin Sayre, Public Forum: Tevye and Chava, Mike Daisey, Winged Victory for the Sullen, John Cameron Mitchell & Holly Hunter, and Paul Loren. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHIPPING MAN Cuts Deep at New Rep
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 31, 2014

Playwright Matthew Lopez uses the Passover Seder as a framing device, paralleling the escape of the Jews from bondage in ancient Egypt with the freeing of American slaves at the end of the Civil War. A Jewish Confederate soldier returns home to navigate the new world order with two former slaves in his household, revealing long-buried secrets and resentments. THE WHIPPING MAN is a moving and thought-provoking drama with a trio of exceptional performances. (more...)

Ford's Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Raises Over $77K for Local Charity
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society announced that a donation drive during performances of "A Christmas Carol" has raised $77,413.42 for the local charity Covenant House Washington. Donations were collected November 21-December 23, 2013. In addition to the curtain call collection, patrons also were encouraged to make donations through the Ford's Theatre Box Office, and members of the Ford's Theatre Society staff donated money to the campaign. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Premieres HERSHEY FELDER IN ABE LINCOLN'S PIANO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

Hershey Felder in Abe Lincoln's Piano will have its world premiere in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse as a limited fifteen-performance engagement starting tonight, January 3, 2014. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Raises $77,00 for Local Charity with Help of Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society announced that a donation drive during performances of 'A Christmas Carol' has raised $77,413.42 for the local charity Covenant House Washington. Donations were collected November 21-December 23, 2013. In addition to the curtain call collection, patrons also were encouraged to make donations through the Ford's Theatre Box Office, and members of the Ford's Theatre Society staff donated money to the campaign. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Stephen Lang Set for Met Museum's LINCOLN-DOUGLASS Debate, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host The Unknown 'Lincoln-Douglass' Debate on Thursday, February 13, 6:00 pm at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. (more...)

Presidents' Day at the National Portrait Gallery Includes PORTRAITS OF POWER and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Make your way to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery to mark President George Washington's birthday and recognize each of this nation's executive leaders with programs, events and activities for any age. (more...)

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation Announces Steven Spielberg as the Recipient of the 2014 Lincoln Leadership Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation announced today that it will award its prestigious Lincoln Leadership Prize to renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg during a special dinner at the Hilton Chicago on Wednesday, March 19. This annual award honors outstanding individuals for a lifetime of service in the spirit of 16 th President Abraham Lincoln. It is intended to honor individuals who manifest great strength of character, individual conscience, and an unwavering commitment to the defining principles of democracy. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company to Present A. LINCOLN, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Lakewood Theatre Company will present at 7:00 PM on Monday, February 17, 2014, for one night only, the play A. Lincoln. (more...)

Farmington Players to Present ASSASSINS, 2/14-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

"Everybody's got the right to some sunshine." Nine characters looking for either love, equality or a common voice, deliver that message on the Farmington Players stage in the Stephen Sondheim musical, Assassins. They are determined to change the world by targeting the United States President in pursuit of their own twisted versions of "The American Dream." (more...)

Bridgett Everett & The Tender Moments and More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced this week's performances (Jan. 27 - Feb. 3), including LAPHAM'S QUARTERLY, EWALT & WALKER, GRAHAM REYNOLDS & THE GOLDEN ARM TRIOFLOANNE & THE THIRD SET, LAURA CANTRELL, BRIDGET EVERETT RIVER WHYLESS, NEVER SLEEP ALONE, PAULETTA WASHINGTON VINCENT D'ONOFRIO & DANA LYN, BRIDGET BARKAN, PAM ANN DAVID AMRAM WITH THE AMIGOS BAND, CHARLOTTE MARTIN TONY TRISCHKA, and THE CIVILIANS. (more...)

Stephen Miklosik Reexamines the American Civil War in THE LIE THAT IS LINCOLN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

Columbus, OH -- The American Civil War commenced with the victory of the Union and irrevocably reshaped the history of the United States. While this event in the history of the United States brought significant change, it also resulted in the bloodiest war America has ever known. Author Stephen Miklosik, M.D. invites readers of his book, 'The Lie That Is Lincoln', to look at another side of the Civil War and examine the impact of President Lincoln's decisions to thousands of lives. (more...)

Collegiate Chorale to Present NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 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...)

Geffen Playhouse Premieres HERSHEY FELDER IN ABE LINCOLN'S PIANO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

Hershey Felder in Abe Lincoln's Piano will have its world premiere in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse as a limited fifteen-performance engagement starting tonight, January 3, 2014. (more...)

Tom Dugan to Bring FREDERICK DOUGLASS - IN THE SHADOW OF SLAVERY to Zeiterion Theatre, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

Acclaimed playwright Tom Dugan brings Frederick Douglass back to New Bedford, Douglass' hometown, in the one person show, "Frederick Douglass - In the Shadow of Slavery,' starring Broadway actor Mel Johnson Jr., in two performances at the Zeiterion Theatre located at 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. EST and 8 p.m. EST. Tickets: https://ticketing.zeiterion.org/public/ (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/19/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Meet the 'Real Abraham Lincoln' in Person on February 9 in Sandy Springs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Preeminent Abraham Lincoln actor, playwright and scholar, Dr. Gene Griessman will present "The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln" at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Sandy Springs, GA on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

CSO to Present PETER NERO: THE GERSHWIN PROJECT, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The Columbus Symphony presents Peter Nero: The Gershwin Project at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Saturday, February 8, at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$68 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 228-8600 or (800) 745-3000. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 1/12/2014
by BWW - Jan 12, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/12/2014 for Dallas (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More Set to Direct The Muny's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2014 Season, which opens on June 16 with Billy Elliot The Musical. "We're so happy these exciting artists are creating our 2014 season," said Isaacson. "This is a challenging season, one with incredible variety and power. We're fortunate that such extraordinary talents will be creating our 'Muny Magic.'" (more...)

'Born to be Humanist' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

What do Mother Teresa, Galileo and Abraham Lincoln have in common? Author Dragan Bogunovic believes these three historical figures utilized their natural talents to better humanity. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CEREMONIES IN DARK OLD MEN Introduces Black History Month 2014 at Karamu
by Roy Berko - Feb 5, 2014

Karamu, the nation's oldest African-American theatre, opened its Black History month celebration with 'CEREMONIES IN DARK OLD MEN' by Lonne Elder III. The play and its author are both noted for their strong place in the reflections of Blacks in this country. (more...)

CSO & MusicNOW Festival to Present World Premieres by Nico Muhly and David Lang, 3/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces the subject matter of the upcoming works to receive their world premieres by the Orchestra as part of the groundbreaking artistic collaboration with the MusicNOW Festival and Artistic Director Bryce Dessner. On Friday, March 21, the Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Louis Langrée, will premiere Nico Muhly's Pleasure Ground, a portrait work depicting the life of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. On Saturday, March 22, Mr. Langrée and the CSO will premiere mountain, a new work by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang depicting the life of American composer Aaron Copland. (more...)

Documentary filmmake Ken Burns Named 2014 Recipient of Forrest Church Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Noted documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, twice-nominated for the Academy Award and two-time Emmy Award winner, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Forrest Church Award. (more...)

'HANK WILLIAMS', SIDE MAN & More Set for American Blues Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside announces the American Blues Theater's Season 29 'Lost & Sound' at the 'Blue Bash,' their annual fundraiser, Thursday, Feb. 27 from 5:30 - 9 p.m., at the office of Seyfarth Shaw, Suite 2400, 131 S. Dearborn. Complete performance schedules, venues, casting and ticket information will be announced at a later date. Flex passes for Season 29 'Lost & Sound' are available now. Details on each production are included in this release. For more information on the current and next season's productions visit americanbluestheater.com. Season 29 includes: (more...)

HPU's Paul and Vi Loo Theater to Present HERITAGE, 4/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

HPU's Paul and Vi Loo Theater presents Heritage by P.J. Barry, directed by Joyce Maltby and running April 4 through April 27, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Faith Makes a Family in THE WHIPPING MAN at the Pico Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Feb 22, 2014

What does it mean to have faith in God? What makes a family? These two questions fuel conflicting passions in the Los Angeles premiere of Matthew Lopez's THE WHIPPING MAN, directed with a deep understanding of the Jewish faith by Howard Teichman, Artistic Director of West Coast Jewish Theatre. (more...)

Stageworks Media Presents SPEAKEASY DOLLHOUSE: THE BROTHERS BOOTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Stageworks Media presents Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth -- an immersive, time-traveling theatrical experience created by Cynthia von Buhler and directed by Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose at Ars Nova). Ms. von Buhler's Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning, has over the past two years become one of the city's most unique, interactive, and surreal theatrical experiences. Once again, Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Boothbrings Ms. von Buhler's unique brand of historic fiction investigation to the legends of John Wilkes and Edwin Booth. Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth will be performed on the first Saturday of the month beginning in March, 2014 at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South). The press opening is Saturday, March 1st at 8:00 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.speakeasydollhouse.com. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Present A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, 3/12-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN (MOON), by Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Laureate Eugene O'Neill, continues Rubicon Theatre Company's 16th Season helmed by Artistic Associate Jenny Sullivan with company member Joseph Fuqua in the role of James Tyrone. (The production marks the 23rd collaboration for Sullivan and Fuqua, who have worked together at Rubicon on productions including Hamlet, You Can't Take It With You and Old Wicked Songs.) Other cast members are Rebekah Tripp, Granville Van Dusen, Scott Roberts and Matthew Grondin. (more...)

Library Company Opens Gay History Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Late gay activist Harry Hay said history knew more about gay people than it knew it knew. 'That's So Gay: Outing Early America,' running through October 17, at the Library Company, proves the point. Benjamin Franklin's library, with its extensive collections of books, prints, ephemera, and photographs covering more than three centuries of early American history, contains stories about all kinds of loves and gender identifications. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Stephen Lang Set for Met Museum's LINCOLN-DOUGLASS Debate Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host The Unknown 'Lincoln-Douglass' Debate today, February 13, 6:00 pm at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. (more...)

Met Museum's LINCOLN-DOUGLASS Debate with Norm Lewis, Stephen Lang Postponed to 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that tonight's The Unknown 'Lincoln-Douglass' Debate on has been scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 6:00 pm at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, due to inclement weather. (more...)

Presidents' Day at the National Portrait Gallery Includes PORTRAITS OF POWER and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Make your way to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery to mark President George Washington's birthday and recognize each of this nation's executive leaders with programs, events and activities for any age. (more...)

A. LINCOLN: A PIONEER TALE Set for Lincoln Amphitheatre, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

President Lincoln grew up in Indiana. 'My childhood-home I see again, And gladden with the view: And still as mem'ries crowd my brain, There's sadness in it too,' said President Lincoln in reference to his Indiana homestead. President Lincoln turns 205 on Wednesday. He is worldly recognized as one of the nation's most regarded presidents, but to Hoosiers, he is also remembered for spending his formative years walking the Indiana frontier. (more...)

Steve Hendrickson & James A. Williams to Lead ABE LINCOLN AND UNCLE TOM IN THE WHITE HOUSE at Guthrie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced it will welcome the return of Carlyle Brown & Company with Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House, a new play which imagines a meeting between two icons in life and literature - President Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe's fictional character Uncle Tom. Written and directed by Carlyle Brown (Are You Now or Have You Ever Been...), this original piece will play from March 21-April 6, 2014 in the Dowling Studio. Single tickets start at $18 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org. (more...)

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation to Present THE WIT AND WISDOM OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation is bringing one of the world's preeminent Abraham Lincoln actors, playwrights and scholars to Sandy Springs for a special President's Day Celebration appearance on Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 pm. (more...)

H&H and MAAH Join Forces for JUBLIEE CONCERT on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Two of New England's most venerable cultural institutions, the Handel and Haydn Society (H&H) and the Museum of African American History (MAAH), team up for the Jubilee Concert on New Year's Eve, an afternoon of music and storytelling observing the 151st anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, a Civil War order granting freedom to enslaved men, women, and children living in states in rebellion. (more...)

A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS to Play Harris Center, 4/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela's Ashes, and bestseller Tis, Frank McCourt, and his brother Malachy, also a successful author, joined talents to write an autobiographical account of their years growing up in poverty in Ireland, A Couple of Blaguards. Though times were tough in Limerick, the tales spun by the brothers McCourt simmer with bittersweet recollections, ferocious humor and a parade of colorful characters from the priest who warns of sinners' eyeballs exploding in hell to the McCourt grandmother who spits on Franks unruly Presbyterian hair to tame it. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 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...)

Tickets on Sale thru July 2014 for SPEAKEASY DOLLHOUSE: THE BROTHERS BOOTH at The Players Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Stageworks Media presents Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth -- an immersive, time-traveling theatrical experience created by Cynthia von Buhler and directed by Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose at Ars Nova). Ms. von Buhler's Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning has, over the past two years, become one of the city's most unique, interactive, and surreal theatrical experiences. Once again, Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth brings Ms. von Buhler's unique brand of historic fiction investigation to the legends of John Wilkes and Edwin Booth. Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth is performed monthly on Saturday evenings (usually the first Saturday of the month) at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South). (more...)

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