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Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

Review – THE GLASS MENAGERIE Glimmers in Tiffany's Breathtaking Production
by Michael Dale - Sep 26, 2013

The theatre magic on display in director John Tiffany's production is the result of a masterful play being interpreted with sensitive, theme-enhancing imagination and acted to perfection by an extraordinary ensemble. (more...)

Author Lois Lowry Receives 'Best of Brooklyn' Award at 2013 Brooklyn Book Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

Today, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism announced that the eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, which takes place today, September 22nd, 2013, will bestow its Best of Brooklyn, BoBi award on Newbery Award Medalist, Lois Lowry. The BoBi is presented to an author whose has had a significant impact on the field of literature and whose body of works exemplifies and speaks to the spirit of Brooklyn. (more...)

In the Spotlight: Ashley Williams
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2013

Ashley Williams will star as Ellen Roark in Rupert Holmes' stage adaptation of John Grisham's A Time To Kill, opening on Broadway on October 20, 2013 at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Below you can check out photos of Ashley in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Patti LuPone to Guest on Season 3 of HBO's GIRLS
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Stage legend Patti LuPone will have a guest starring role on the third season of HBO's GIRLS. The news was confirmed to BWW by LuPone's press rep this afternoon. (more...)

Parenthood Today TV Website Announces Exclusive Parenting Channel With Celebrity Mom Alicia Coppola
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

NEW YORK, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Noor Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Include Annual Reading Series, 48-Hour Forum & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Troubled by the news here at home and coming out of the Middle East, Noor Theatre's leadership grappled with how to engage artistically and meaningfully with the world around them. Their programming is a direct response to these questions - questions that they look to their community of artists and audience to help answer. (more...)

Cassatt String Quartet to Play Symphony Space, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

As part of its In the Salon series, Symphony Space presents the acclaimed Cassatt String Quartet in a program of American-themed pieces, Friday, November 22 at 7:30 pm in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. The concert, which marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, is a musical exploration of the evolving notion of 'the American Dream,' with Antonin Dvorak's String Quartet No. 12, 'American' (1893) the oldest work on the program. (more...)

Andrew Rannells to Return for Season 3 of HBO's GIRLS; Eyes Regular Slot for Season 4
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

HBO has ordered an extra helping of Broadway's Andrew Rannells for GIRLS season three, according to Deadline. He will return as Elijah, Hannah's gay ex-boyfriend, and will become a series regular if Lena Dunham's comedy is picked up for a fourth season. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of GIRLS Season 3
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Following HBO's recent announcement that the third season of its Emmy-winning series, created and starring Lena Dunham, will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 12, the network has a released a new behind the scenes featurette of the new season. Check it out below! (more...)

Mat Hostetler Joins Dee Hoty in Off-Broadway's THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Mat Hostetler is joining the cast of THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK, a new play by Merle Good starring Dee Hoty. Performances will begin November 2nd, with the official Opening Night on Monday, November 18th at 7 PM at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through January 4th. Mat is replacing Richard Thierot who has accepted a role in Luna Gale, a world premiere drama at the Goodman Theatre directed by Robert Falls. Under the direction of Steven Yuhasz, THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK will also feature Tom Galantich(Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist, Blood and Gifts) and Nicholas Urda(Love's Labour's Lost). (more...)

HBO's GIRLS to Return in January
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

HBO announced today that the third season of its Emmy-winning series, created and starring Lena Dunham, will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 12 with back-to-back episodes, beginning at 10 p.m. EST. The network's new drama TRUE DETECTIVE, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, will premiere prior to GIRLS at 9 p.m., according to EW. (more...)

Jordin Sparks & More Set for Lifetime's Holiday Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Good tidings we bring, to you and your TV, with the return of the holiday programming slate, It's a Wonderful Lifetime. (more...)

Photo Flash: It's 'Happily Whatever After' for GIRLS Season 3 on HBO - Poster Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Below, check out the first poster for the third season of HBO's Emmy-winning series GIRLS, created and starring Lena Dunham. The new season will kick off on Sunday, Jan. 12 with back-to-back episodes, beginning at 10 p.m. EST. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2013- Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 3, 2013

With the Broadway Fall season in full swing, and a constant need for replacements, there is a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Fall. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Season 3 of HBO's GIRLS, Returning This January
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Below, watch the trailer for the third season of HBO's Emmy-winning series GIRLS, created and starring Lena Dunham. The new season will kick off on Sunday, Jan. 12 with back-to-back episodes, beginning at 10 p.m. EST. (more...)

AVENUE Q, BONNIE & CLYDE and More Set for TheatreWorks New Milford's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Recently, TheatreWorks announced its 2014 line-up of theatrical performances at a party hosted by Spruce Home & Garden, a retailer of upper-end home products and accessories, on Bank Street in New Milford. Over 100 subscribers, donors, and special guests, along with the Board of Directors of TheatreWorks, gathered for a few hours to mingle and dine on appetizers from New Milford's Ristorante Lucia, which then hosted a post-event party at the restaurant. (more...)

China Lion Film Acquires Rights to Romantic Comedy THE BREAKUP GURU
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2014

China Lion Film Distribution announced today that it has acquired and will release Enlight Picture's romantic comedy The Breakup Guru (more...)

Wize Latina Productions to Present THE SAD ROOM at Teatro Paraguas, 5/23-25
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Wize Latina Productions presents The Sad Room, a new original play by Patricia Crespin at Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie Santa Fe, NM. The Sad Room will run Today, May 23rd and Saturday 24th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 25 at 2:00 PM. (more...)

Comics Rich Vos, Collin Moulton Come to Side Splitters in Tampa, 2/27-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa will welcome Rich Vos, February 27-March 2, followed by Collin Moulton, March 6-9, 2014. Details below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Finale of HBO's GIRLS
by - Mar 17, 2014

Below, get a sneak peek at the season finale of HBO's GIRLS titled 'Two Plane Rides'. (more...)

Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tomorrow, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch footage of Sylvester Stallone's speech following the first preview of Rocky on Broadway! (more...)

EgoPo's 20th Anniversary Gala Set for 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

EgoPo Classic Theater celebrates their 20th anniversary with a special Annual Gala on Wednesday, June 25th from 6-9pm on the tall ship Gazela, docked at Penn's Landing (Market St. & Columbus Blvd.). This sea-themed Gala will feature food by Stephen Starr, an open bar, a huge silent auction, and live sea shanties sung by EgoPo's artists while guests sip champagne under the stars. (more...)

TheatreWorks New Milford to Present BONNIE & CLYDE, 7/11-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

On July 11, the curtain will rise on TheatreWorks New Milford's East Coast premiere of Adam Peck's drama, BONNIE & CLYDE. The show opens at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. (more...)

First Data Appoints Josh King to Lead Global Communications and Corporate Affairs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

“First Data will benefit greatly from having an expert communications professional of Josh King's caliber joining our team to help spread the message of First Data's exciting transformation to our many constituents,” said Frank Bisignano, chairman and CEO. “I look forward to working closely with Josh as First Data becomes recognized as a collaborative partner and trusted advisor bringing innovative solutions to help our clients grow their businesses.” (more...)

Laurie Antonioli Covers Joni Mitchell on New Origin CD 'Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Vocalist Laurie Antonioli delivers the most personal and soul-baring statement of her esteemed career with the release, on August 19, of 'Songs of Shadow, of Light: The Music of Joni Mitchell.' (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Present MY FAIR LADY, 8/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Artistic Director Steven Glaudini presents the third show in Moonlight Stage Production's 34th summer season, the beloved classic Broadway smash hit MY FAIR LADY. Performances are August 13 to 30. Single tickets are priced $15 to $52 and include price levels for student rush, military, senior, and family discounts. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BONNIE & CLYDE at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

On July 11, the curtain will rise on TheatreWorks New Milford's East Coast premiere of Adam Peck's drama, BONNIE & CLYDE. The show opens at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Season Three Premiere of HBO's GIRLS
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

GIRLS Season 3 will kick off its 12-episode third season with a special presentation of two episodes back-to-back SUNDAY, JAN. 12(10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other half-hour episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time, only on HBO. Below, check out just-released photos from the premiere episode! (more...)

VIDEO: Allison Williams Talks New Season of HBO's GIRLS
by - Jan 6, 2014

Allison Williams plays Marni in the upcoming third season of HBO's GIRLS. Today, the actress stopped by NBC's Today to talk about her roel as well as her upcoming cover on Elle magazine. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Lena Dunham Stars In the Next Episode of HBO's GIRLS
by - Jan 27, 2014

Season 3 of Lena Dunham's critically-acclaimed HBO series GIRLS premiered Sunday, January 12th. Below, get a sneak peek at next week's episode airing Sunday, February 2nd at 10/9c o HBO! (more...)

FEGS Dedicates Fleischer Family Computer Resource and Learning Technology Center - Marks 10th Anniversary of Brooklyn Resource Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Today, staff, board members, and supporters of FEGS Health & Human Services gathered to dedicate the Fleischer Family Computer Resource and Learning Technology Center. The new Center features 20 computer workstations fully equipped with the latest workplace software applications and e-learning programs and will be part of programming at the Brooklyn Resource Center (BRC). (more...)

Watch First Two Episodes of HBO's GIRLS Season 3 Now!
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

In case you missed the season premiere, HBO has put the first two episodes of 'Girls' Season 3 online - for free and you can watch them by clicking on the links below! (more...)

HBO Greenlights Fourth Season of Lena Dunham's GIRLS
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

The third season of HBO's hit comedy GIRLS is just around the corner, but fans can already get excited for a fourth season, which was just greenlit by the cable network (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Lena Dunham Stars In the Next Episode of HBO's GIRLS
by - Feb 3, 2014

Season 3 of Lena Dunham's critically-acclaimed HBO series GIRLS premiered Sunday, January 12th. Below, get a sneak peek at next week's episode airing Sunday, February 9th at 10/9c o HBO! (more...)

Comics Rich Vos, Collin Moulton Come to Side Splitters in Tampa, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa will welcome Rich Vos, today, February 27-March 2, followed by Collin Moulton, March 6-9, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Comics Rich Vos, Collin Moulton Come to Side Splitters in Tampa, 2/27-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa will welcome Rich Vos, February 27-March 2, followed by Collin Moulton, March 6-9, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Becki Newton to Lead FOX's WEIRD LONERS
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

According to Deadline, UGLY BETTY alum Becki Newton has been tapped to star in Fox's comedy series WEIRD LONERS. Newton will join Zachary Knighton and Nate Torrence for the project, which received a six-episode first season order. (more...)

Brittany Snow Will Return for PITCH PERFECT 2
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

According to Deadline, Brittany Snow is set to return alongside Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson for the sequel to the surprise hit 2012 musical comedy PITCH PERFECT. Elizabeth Banks will direct, with Kay Cannon also returning to pen the script. (more...)

Segerstrom's SIX DAYS OF BROADWAY Summer Camp Set for 6/23-7/6; Erin Dilly to Lead Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

A "5, 6, 7, 8," the countdown begins for Segerstrom Center's popular Six Days of Broadway musical theater summer camps returning June 23 through July 6. During the week-long sessions, students learn and participate in musical performance, monologue interpretation, audition technique, scene work, dance and much more. (more...)

VIDEO: Jenna Lyons Appears in Season 3 of GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

J.Crew's Jenna Lyons guest stars on the upcoming Season 3 of GIRLS on HBO. Lyons plays Hannah's supervisor at her new job and she looks as stylish on TV as she does in person. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All-New Trailer for HBO's GIRLS - Season 3
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

GIRLS Season 3 will kick off its 12-episode third season with a special presentation of two episodes back-to-back SUNDAY, JAN. 12(10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) (more...)

Alan Cumming Criticizes Lack of Safe Sex on HBO's GIRLS
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

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Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

BWW Reviews: In LOST IN LVOV, Sandy Simona Shares Her Russian-Jewish Immigrant Family Stories Through Music, Dance, and Love
by Shari Barrett - Aug 18, 2014

Sandy Simona is an Interdisciplinary, Multimedia Artist & Storyteller who grew up on both sides of the George Washington Bridge. Now based in Los Angeles, Simona has created LOST IN LVOV, an emotional solo performance-storytelling-love letter inspired by the most private, immigration stories of her family. Like many Russian-Jewish families who left The Soviet Union before and after Perestroika, as a first generation American, Simona has a unique perspective on what is means to be living with one foot in the Old World and the other in Modern America. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Moonlight Stage's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Artistic Director Steven Glaudini presents the third show inMoonlight Stage Production's 34th summer season, the beloved classic Broadway smash hit MY FAIR LADY. Performances are today, August 13 to 30. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg Among Jurors for 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its jurors – a diverse group of 33 industry leaders, including award-winning filmmakers, writers, producers, acclaimed actors, respected journalists and entrepreneurs. (more...)

Rich Vos to Perform at Bridge Street Live, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Comedy Night: Rich Vos at Bridge Street Live is set for Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $15 GA, $25 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/richvos2014. (more...)

Wize Latina Productions to Present THE SAD ROOM at Teatro Paraguas, 5/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Wize Latina Productions presents The Sad Room, a new original play by Patricia Crespin at Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie Santa Fe, NM. The Sad Room will run Friday, May 23rd and Saturday 24th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 25 at 2:00 PM. (more...)

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