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Richard Sloane Releases Third Book in Back to Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2013

The third of the books in a projected series of five, 'Back to Joan of Arc!' (published by AuthorHouse) takes readers on a magical journey back to 15th-century France to help Joan of Arc restore the rightful French king and defeat the English. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Schmeater's SEASCAPE Evolves into Quirky Fun
by Jay Irwin - Sep 22, 2014

What would you do if a human sized, English speaking lizard walked up to you on the beach? How about two of them? Well get ready for that experience as Theater Schmeater explores two different sides of evolution in Edward Albee's "Seascape". And while it takes a bit of time for the show to evolve as well, once it does it's a quirky fun time. (more...)

'MPG Marathon'underlines impressive real-world fuel efficiency of Civic 1.6 i-DTEC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

LONDON, October 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

BEING SELLERS Comes To Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2010

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes the Waterloo East Theatre to the 2010 Brits Off Broadway festival with the US premiere of BEING SELLERS, written by Carl Caulfield, directed by Simon Green and starring David Boyle as Peter Sellers. (more...)

Green's COWARD AT CHRISTMAS: A CABARET FOR NOEL 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2008

59E59 Theaters' Holiday E:Caf toasts the Festive season with SIMON GREEN Sings COWARD AT CHRISTMAS: A Cabaret for Nol (more...)

BEING SELLERS Comes To Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes the Waterloo East Theatre to the 2010 Brits Off Broadway festival with the US premiere of BEING SELLERS, written by Carl Caulfield, directed by Simon Green and starring David Boyle as Peter Sellers. (more...)

Mark Mancina: How a King Soars & Sings
by Eugene Lovendusky - Nov 26, 2007

The distinctive theatrical achievements of The Lion King are the handiwork of dozens of talented artists, creators and musicians, including co-songwriter and music producer, Mark Mancina. Mancina shares the joys and inspiration in creating the unique music for The Lion King and how the musical has touched his life professional and personally... (more...)

BEING SELLERS Comes To Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2010

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes the Waterloo East Theatre to the 2010 Brits Off Broadway festival with the US premiere of BEING SELLERS, written by Carl Caulfield, directed by Simon Green and starring David Boyle as Peter Sellers. (more...)

Producing Off Broadway: Questions, Answers & Solutions Panel Discussion Held 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2010

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, will hold the sixth in its series of seminars focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway on Sunday, December 5, 2010. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Maury Yeston - Part I: Getting Tall
by Pat Cerasaro - May 7, 2010

Today, in honor of the DVD release of Rob Marshall's film version of the 1982 Tony-winning Best Musical NINE, Maury Yeston was gracious and generous enough to grant me a few hours in which I could ask him intimate questions about his life, career and the future of theatre itself. Not one to mince words, Yeston is a veritable font of knowledge and it became clear during the interview that he may be as gifted and talented in his educational and mentorship skills as he is as a two-time Tony-winning composer and lyricist. His stage musicals include two Tony-winning Best Musicals, NINE and TITANIC, as well as: IN THE BEGINNING, GRAND HOTEL, PHANTOM, and the forthcoming DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, as well as a full-length ballet of TOM SAWYER premiering later this year. From the handwritten letter sent by Katharine Hepburn to Frederico Fellini after seeing the workshop of NINE thirty years ago to this very day when NINE hits DVD, we will take a look at this magnanimous maestro's starry career in this inaugural InDepth InterView. Enjoy! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Drama Desk Award Cocktail Reception
by Ben Strothmann - May 4, 2005

The Official Drama Desk Cocktail Reception honoring this year's nominees was held on May 3. The awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, May 22. (more...)

2005 Drama Desk Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2005

The 50th Annual Drama Desk Awards Ceremony took place on Sunday, May 22. The big winners of the night were Doubt and The Light in the Piazza, each of whom received 5 awards. Outstanding Musical however, went to Spamalot. (more...)

STUCK Premieres 6/3 At Center Stage, Stars Sorvino, MacIvor, Brookes
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2009

Claude Canny (Michael Sorvino) once a passionate sculptor and cartoonist, has lost his desire to create in John Bale's STUCK. His wife Connie Canny (Roberta MacIvor) is determined to revive his interest. The irony is Claude blames Connie for killing his need to create, by consuming him with her overbearing pursuit in making him successful and commercializing his work. Uta (Jacqueline Brookes), the next door neighbor, a Holocaust survivor and Homeopathic healer drops in to help Connie. Claudes' anger and resistance building throws Uta out and attacks Connie. (more...)

BWW Blog: Gillian Abbott - Juilliard Junior
by Guest Blogger: Gillian Abbott - May 15, 2013

Third year at Juilliard marked the beginning of my "Morning Pages". My close friends and family know that I've spent almost every morning for the past two years with my green smoothie, tea and journal. Julia Cameron's book, "The Artist's Way", taught me morning pages, which are three pages stream of thought to begin the day. This has been my tool for creativity, my weapon against my ego and my mirror reflecting my soul. I came back from summer holidays feeling good, and I wanted to protect the confidence I had gained, not letting the pressures of school take over again. I was much more in touch with my heart and I wanted to continue hearing myself clearly. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com Daylight Savings Time Book Report
by Naomi Plume - Mar 7, 2007

Click in for reviews of Avenue Q: The Book, The Audrey Hepburn Treasures, Mamma Mia! How Can I Resist You?, The Alchemy of Theatre, We Bombed in New London, Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, Stop The Show, In Their Company: Portraits of American Playwrights, Fantasia: Life is Not a Fairy Tale and The Entertainment Sourcebook 2007. (more...)

Playwright Horizon's Ends Run of CLYBOURNE PARK, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2010

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will end its production of the World Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK, a new play by Bruce Norris on March 21st. (more...)

Fascinating Aida Rertuns to New York April 6-May 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2005

After love letters from the critics and intense audience acclaim, the splendidly savage and delightfully bitter British musical comedy trio FASCINATING AIDA have announced the triumphant Off Broadway return of their show Absolutely Fascinating. By popular demand, an exclusive limited engagement will run at the Kirk Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) from April 6 to May 15. Founding members and seasoned veterans Adele Anderson and Dillie Keane are again joined by dazzling new diva Liza Pulman, with musical director Russell Churney on piano. The official opening night is set for April 11 (more...)

NYC: RADIO STAR Returns to The Red Room 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2011

NYC: RADIO STAR returns to The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) Tuesday, April 26th @ 8pm. Tickets ($12) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.horseTRADE.info The production, presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and Tanya O'Debra, kicks off a two-month tour to the Orlando Fringe Festival and the Montreal Fringe Festival. (more...)

Broadway Bullet Interview: Christian McKay of Rosebud
by Michael Gilboe - Jun 4, 2007

Orson Welles is one of the most influential men in the history of American pop culture. He has had his fingers in more pies than can be imagined, from redifining what radio programing can be to indicting high ranking American officiates. Christian McKay and his fledgling theatre company, Atomic80 Productions have brought their already critically-acclaimed and award winning-play about the life and times of Orson Welles, Rosebud, to New York City. We sat down with Christian McKay to find out about Rosebud, Atomic80, Christian, and, of course, the man, the legend, Orson Welles. (more...)

John Bale's STUCK Comes To Center Stage NY For Limited Run 6/3-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2009

World premiere of John Bale's STUCK at Center Stage NY Limited-run June 3-June 14, 2009 Heading this 6-Character Cast is the Remarkable Jacqueline Brookes and Michael Sorvino (more...)

John Bale's STUCK Comes To Center Stage NY For Limited Run 6/3-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2009

World premiere of John Bale's STUCK at Center Stage NY Limited-run June 3-June 14, 2009 Heading this 6-Character Cast is the Remarkable Jacqueline Brookes and Michael Sorvino (more...)

Dirk Rients Joins Zoove Corp's Board of Advisors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - Zoove Corp, the exclusive provider of StarStar and StarStarMe, a unique mobile phone number that connects people with the things they care about most great content, favorite brands, and one another today announces the addition of Dirk Rients, SVP, Director of Mobile at DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. to their Board of Advisors. Based in Chicago, Dirk currently leads all mobile initiatives for DDB. The worldwide marketing communications network now owned by Omnicom Group Inc. is one of the world's largest advertising holding companies. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Vintage Theatre Presents a Fascinating Ensemble Study in CLOSER
by Michael Mulhern - Jul 17, 2013

I must say that each character had wonderful developmental arch that featured the talents of each actors. (more...)

Horse Trade Presents RADIO STAR 1/7-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2010

Radio Star is a 1940's radio detective spoof written and performed by Tanya O'Debra with original music by Andrew Mauriello. (more...)

Horse Trade Closes RADIO STAR 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2010

Radio Star is a 1940's radio detective spoof written and performed by Tanya O'Debra with original music by Andrew Mauriello. (more...)

Hilary Mantel, Esther Freud, David Hare, and More Write 'Pen Portraits' for The Portrait Gala 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Well known figures will either draw or 'write' portraits for the National Portrait Gallery as it hosts a Gala fundraising event onTuesday 11 February, sponsored by the fashion designer Leon Max, it was announced today. (more...)

RADIO STAR Gets Extended Through 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2010

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP PRESENTS TANYA O'DEBRA'S PRODUCTION OF RADIO STAR, Written by Tanya O'Debra, Directed by Peter Cook (more...)

Horse Trade Presents RADIO STAR Through 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2010

Radio Star is a 1940's radio detective spoof written and performed by Tanya O'Debra with original music by Andrew Mauriello. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE for 18 Performances in June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced a limited engagement of George Gershwin Alone, a play with music that invites audiences to enjoy an evening with a great composer. This celebrated production plays two weeks only - June 8 through June 23 - on the intimate Thrust Stage. Tickets for these 18 performances go on sale today to Berkeley Rep's subscribers; the public can access seats beginning on Sunday, February 10. This special presentation features music by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin with a book by Hershey Felder. Starring Hershey Felder as George Gershwin, it has been staged by acclaimed director Joel Zwick. (more...)

Playwright Horizon's Extends CLYBOURNE PARK By Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2010

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a two-week extension for the World Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK, a new play by Bruce Norris ('A wonderful, original, grab-you-by-the-guts playwright' - WOR Radio; 'He specializes in comedies of discomfort' - The New York Times) that has just opened to excellent reviews. (more...)

Horse Trade Theatre's RADIO STAR Plays Final Performance 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2010

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP's PRODUCTION OF RADIO STAR, Written by Tanya O'Debra, Directed by Peter Cook, will play its final performance on February 20, 2010. (more...)

Carey Roberts Releases Book on African Americans During the War of 1812
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Leesburg author Carey Robert's newly released novel Star-Spangled Sailors paints a poignant picture of the War of 1812, emphasizing the pivotal role of young African American men during the War. The novel weaves together fiction and historical fact, paying special attention to the Chesapeake Flotilla and the men charged with defending the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1814. The story highlights what Roberts calls a critical, but often forgotten about detail of the War. (more...)

The Duchess of Cambridge, Liz Hurley, and More Attend The Portrait Gala 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Liz Hurley, Grayson Perry, Bryan Adams, Philip Treacy, Alan Rickman, Marc Quinn, GeraldScarfe, Jonathan Yeo and Katherine Grainger attended the National Portrait Gallery's ticketed black-tie fundraising last night Tuesday 11 February in which opera singer Sir Willard White performed alongside the Gallery's Portrait Choir. (more...)

Producing Off Broadway: Questions, Answers & Solutions Panel Discussion Held 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2010

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, will hold the sixth in its series of seminars focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway on Sunday, December 5, 2010. (more...)

Horse Trade Presents RADIO STAR 1/7-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2009

Radio Star is a 1940's radio detective spoof written and performed by Tanya O'Debra with original music by Andrew Mauriello. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Elaine Stritch Visits COWARD AT CHRISTMAS: A CABARET FOR NOEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2008

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to host the NYC premiere of Simon Green Sings COWARD AT CHRISTMAS: A Cabaret for Noel. Simon Green Sings COWARD AT CHRISTMAS: A Cabaret for Noel began performances on Sunday, December 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. There was a special Noel Coward Birthday Celebration Performance on Tuesday, December 16 at 8:30 PM, which included a champagne toast, birthday cake and special guest theatre icon Elaine Stritch. (more...)

Green's COWARD AT CHRISTMAS: A CABARET FOR NOEL 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2008

59E59 Theaters' Holiday E:Caf toasts the Festive season with SIMON GREEN Sings COWARD AT CHRISTMAS: A Cabaret for Nol (more...)

BEING SELLERS Comes To Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2010

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes the Waterloo East Theatre to the 2010 Brits Off Broadway festival with the US premiere of BEING SELLERS, written by Carl Caulfield, directed by Simon Green and starring David Boyle as Peter Sellers. (more...)

Peter Mac Does a Stunning Turn as Kate Hepburn in A Date with Kate @ the Gardenia
by Don Grigware - Aug 8, 2011

A devoted fan of Charles Pierce and his unforgettable Katie Hepburn illusion, I'm forever curious as to what new artists will do with this icon and her astonishing career and life - will they simply steal from others or really endeavor to put their own creative stamp on it? Peter Mac, who has been wowing audiences as Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli for the past few years, is memorable in his world premiere theatrical piece A Date with Kate. How does his Kate stand out? He does have the quaky voice, shaking head and walk down pat; the wig, the turtleneck with over the shoulders red sweater and kaki slacks getup hit the mark, but in the final analysis, what makes it all click? Somehow, someway he is able to create an illusion that is so totally honest that after five minutes, you swear you are in the company of dear Kate. Mac goes for genuine integrity and telling the stories as frankly as Kate herself told them in her autobiography Me, Stories of My Life, and it is this truth and his versatile and inimitable acting talent that win us over. Funny, yes! Heartbreaking, yes! This is not a campy impersonation, but the real thing... as Hepburn herself once said, 'I'm Absolutely Fascinating!' - and we are no less than completely convinced via the magic of Peter Mac. (more...)

fortyfivedownstairs Announces Their Upcoming Events and Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Since 2002 fortyfivedownstairs, a not-for-profit organisation, has offered an evocative urban space and a personalised service to an eclectic mix of artists for theatre, visual arts, forum, music and dance. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR Dazzles Now thru August 31st!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 23, 2014

Hodges and Hodges were practically giddy with anticipation and almost drooling at the thought of seeing Michael Urie in his one-person show Buyer & Cellar, which is all about the amazing, magnificent, brilliant (and sometimes a teeny-tiny bit OCD) Barbra Streisand. (more...)

MURDER BALLAD, THE WILD PARTY & More Set for Bailiwick Chicago's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago Theater has announced its 2014-15 Season, launching this fall with the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical THE WILD PARTY, with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, book by LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, based on the 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March, directed by Brenda Didier and musical direction by Aaron Benham*. The season continues this winter with the world premiere of the fierce new play PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION by Resident Playwright Aaron Holland, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown*. Next spring, Bailiwick Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of the intense off-Broadway rock musical MURDER BALLAD, conceived by and with book and lyrics by Julia Jordan, music and lyrics by Juliana Nash and directed by James Beaudry. (more...)

Drama Desk Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2005

Spamalot leads the pack with 12 nominations, followed by Light in the Piazza with 11, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with 10. Click in to see all the nominees. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Landry Gideon Talks THE SHOW MUST GO ON, His Texas UIL One Act Play Documentary
by David Clarke - Apr 25, 2013

All across the state of Texas, high school theatre students are gearing up for the annual UIL One Act Play State Championship competition, annually held at the University of Texas in Austin. Just as these students are indefatigably preparing, so is Landry Gideon and his documentary film crew. They have been tirelessly documenting the Texas One Act Play process. Despite the hectic and crazy schedule, Landry Gideon took some time to talk to me about THE SHOW MUST GO ON, his One Act Play documentary, and being a filmmaker. (more...)

Fascinating Aida in Absolutely Fascinating: What's the Word I'm Looking For?
by Michael Dale - Apr 16, 2005

Help me come up with the proper adjective to describe this act (more...)

BWW Reviews: St. Edwards University Stages Remarkably Funny IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Jeff Davis - Apr 15, 2013

It's rare for a play, especially a social satire, to endure for over a century. Times change and what was once topical and funny often loses its punch. Thankfully, Oscar Wilde's 1895 masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest has endured, and in its current production at St. Edwards University, Wilde's witty play flourishes and shines. (more...)

Win tickets to see "Absolutely Fascinating"
by Contests - Apr 15, 2005

CONTEST CLOSED! British musical comedy trio Fascinating Aida have announced the triumphant Off Broadway return of their show Absolutely Fascinating! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jonathan Brielle of HIMSELF AND NORA at American Theater Group
by Gregory G. Allen - Apr 11, 2013

The American Theater Group in Rahway, New Jersey presents the East Coast Premiere of Jonathan Brielle's HIMSELF AND NORA, a musical which tells the romance of James Joyce and Nora Barnacle. Broadway World caught up with the show's author/composer/lyricist to talk about the piece. (more...)

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