Theatre @ Boston Court Stages Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, Opening TonightTheatre @ Boston Court Stages Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader and featuring Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub. Opening night is tonight, September 13, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/9/14 - IT'S ONLY A PLAY, AMAZING GRACE, Arnaz in PIPPIN, Elaine Paige and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/9/14 - IT'S ONLY A PLAY, AMAZING GRACE, Arnaz in PIPPIN, Elaine Paige and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 9, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: IT'S ONLY A PLAY opens tonight and we'll be bringing you the real-life verdict, AMAZING GRACE begins in Chicago, Lucie Arnaz returns to PIPPIN, Elaine Paige says 'farewell' and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Henry Jaglom and Tanna Frederick on Presenting TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE at the Edgemar Center, Opening 11/14BWW Interview: Henry Jaglom and Tanna Frederick on Presenting TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE at the Edgemar Center, Opening 11/14
by Shari Barrett - Oct 30, 2014

TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE: A true story of hate and love, by Henry Jaglom, will have its World Premiere at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica beginning November 14. The play is based upon true events that occurred in the life of Henry Jaglom's father as he crossed Poland on a train in 1928 when anti-Semitism was rife in much of Europe, especially Poland. It is a compelling love story that explores the human condition in its darkest and most exquisite moments, laying bare how compassion and intolerance can, even in the most unusual of circumstances, be one and the same. (more...)

Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare's HAPPY DAYS Next MonthBrooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare's HAPPY DAYS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will present its first indoor production as Theatre Company in Residence at Babson College, Samuel Beckett's classic Happy Days featuring Brooke Adams* (Lend Me A Tenor, CSC's The Last Will) and Tony Shalhoub* (Act One, Monk) November 18 - 23 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams to Star in CSC's HAPPY DAYS, 11/18-23Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams to Star in CSC's HAPPY DAYS, 11/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will present its first indoor production as ?Theatre Company in Residence at Babson College, Samuel Beckett's classic Happy Days featuring Brooke Adams* (Lend Me A Tenor, CSC's The Last Will) and Tony Shalhoub* (Act One, Monk) November 18 - 23 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Boston (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Judd Hirsch Talks New Series FOREVER; Broadway Career  & MoreBWW Exclusive Interview: Judd Hirsch Talks New Series FOREVER; Broadway Career & More
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 9, 2014

Judd Hirsch speaks exclusively with BroadwayWorld about his love of theater and his exciting new TV series, which he describes as a 'history mystery'. (more...)

Diane Lane & Tony Shalhoub to Star in Lincoln Center Theatre's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX in 2015Diane Lane & Tony Shalhoub to Star in Lincoln Center Theatre's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub will be featured in its upcoming production of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which will be directed by Sam Gold, will begin previews Thursday, February 5 and open on Monday, March 2 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare's HAPPY DAYS, Beginning TonightBrooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare's HAPPY DAYS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will present its first indoor production as Theatre Company in Residence at Babson College, Samuel Beckett's classic Happy Days featuring Brooke Adams* (Lend Me A Tenor, CSC's The Last Will) and Tony Shalhoub* (Act One, Monk) tonight, November 18 - 23 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams Star in CSC's HAPPY DAYS, Beginning TonightTony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams Star in CSC's HAPPY DAYS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will present its first indoor production as Theatre Company in Residence at Babson College, Samuel Beckett's classic Happy Days featuring Brooke Adams* (Lend Me A Tenor, CSC's The Last Will) and Tony Shalhoub* (Act One, Monk) tonight, November 18 - 23 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Boston (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDERPhotos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by Meet the Cast - Nov 14, 2013

Following critically acclaimed, smash-hit runs at The Hartford Stage and San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder stars Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, and features Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Jane Carr, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak,Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, and Catherine Walker. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder officially opens on Sunday, November 17. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Danny DeVito & Judd Hirsch to Lead Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Begin. 9/24Danny DeVito & Judd Hirsch to Lead Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Begin. 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

Two stars of the landmark television series 'Taxi,' Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito, will reunite on the stage of the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in Neil Simon's 'The Sunshine Boys,' directed by Thea Sharrock. (more...)

WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony TheatreWORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Colony Theatre has announced that the final production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass will be EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MAY 24 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Tony Shaloub & Brooke Adams Will Head Off-Broadway for HAPPY DAYS at The FleaTony Shaloub & Brooke Adams Will Head Off-Broadway for HAPPY DAYS at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Flea Theater has announced the New York premiere of The Theatre @ Boston Court's production of HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader. After critically acclaimed runs in Boston and LA, The Flea welcomes theater veterans Brooke Adams and Tony Award nominee Tony Shalhoub to Tribeca.  Previews begin June 20 with opening night slated for June 29. (more...)

Annette Bening, Steven Boyer, Jessica Hecht and More Join John Lithgow in the Public's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park!Annette Bening, Steven Boyer, Jessica Hecht and More Join John Lithgow in the Public's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for KING LEAR, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring the previously announced John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will begin performances on Tuesday, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, 4/29-5/17Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, 4/29-5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Celebrating its 84th season, Westport Country Playhouse was recently named Theater Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present FINGERS & TOES, 6/4-22Ivoryton Playhouse to Present FINGERS & TOES, 6/4-22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

A 1930's tap dance spectacular that burst on to the New York Stage in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Fingers & Toes opens the summer season at the Ivoryton Playhouse. A brand new work from Logan Medland, this mighty, mini musical combines snappy dialogue, catchy tunes and some of the fanciest dancing you'll see this year - high-energy tap routines that evoke the magic of the Fred Astaire - Ginger Rogers era. A deliriously delightful and genuinely funny love-letter to the old-fashioned backstage musical. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Nick LaMedica Talks the First National Tour of WAR HORSEBWW Interviews: Nick LaMedica Talks the First National Tour of WAR HORSE
by Kristina Nungaray - May 13, 2014

In just a couple of weeks, Broadway Across America will be bringing in the First National Tour of the five-time Tony award winning production of WAR HORSE, a play adapted by Nick Stafford in association with Handspring Puppet Company that is based on the Michael Murporgo book of the same title. Set against the backdrop of World War One, this production tells the imaginative and emotional tale of a farm boy named Albert and his love for his horse, Joey. With breathtaking life-size puppets, stirring music, and storytelling at its finest, the First National Tour of WAR HORSE is sure to be an unforgettable theatergoing experience for Houston audiences. I was lucky enough to catch up with Nick LaMedica, a puppeteer for this production, who took some time out of his busy schedule to give Houston audiences an inside look at all of the rigorous training it takes to bring the horse to life onstage and to let us know why we don't want to miss WAR HORSE. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/2015 - Paige's STILL HERE, Agron in London, CABARET in D.C., Mazzie's Album and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/2015 - Paige's STILL HERE, Agron in London, CABARET in D.C., Mazzie's Album and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 12, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Elaine Paige's goodbye concert screens stateside, McQUEEN with GLEE's Dianna Agron starts in London, CABARET begins in D.C. and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/14 - Boggess & Lewis Join PHANTOM, NYTW Gala and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/14 - Boggess & Lewis Join PHANTOM, NYTW Gala and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 12, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis join the cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as 'Christine' and 'The Phantom' tonight! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Broadway's Tony Shalhoub Stars on Final Season of NURSE JACKIEVIDEO: First Look - Broadway's Tony Shalhoub Stars on Final Season of NURSE JACKIE
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Below, get a behind the scenes look at season 7 of Showtime's NURSE JACKIE, starring Edie Falco which includes a first look at Broadway's Tony Shalhoub (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview on Wednesday, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Opening TonightDiane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub in its production of The Mystery of Love and Sex, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which is directed by Sam Gold, began previews on February 5 and opens tonight, March 2, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Full Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2015

The first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles officially opens tonight, March 19, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow night, March 20 and will open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the latest TV spot for the production! (more...)

Three World Premieres, Including THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner, Set for MTC's 2014-15 SeasonThree World Premieres, Including THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner, Set for MTC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced three world premiere productions for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2014-2015 theatrical season. (more...)

Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of LOST LAKE, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The play will feature Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, "Cold Case"). (more...)

BWW Interviews: JOSHUA METZGERBWW Interviews: JOSHUA METZGER
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jun 2, 2015

A playwright, a novelist, a baseball simulator, and Internet executive, all rolled up into one (more...)

Dominique Fishback Presents SUBVERTED, 7/2-14Dominique Fishback Presents SUBVERTED, 7/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

'Subverted is an explosive solo show by Dominque Fishback, a talented and dynamic new voice on the theatre scene.' -Lynn Nottage (more...)

Rick Faugno Joins the Cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTERRick Faugno Joins the Cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Rick Faugno has joined the cast of the world premiere of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances will begin July 31st, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

RICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger TheatreRICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Beginning TonightDiane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub in its production of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which is directed by Sam Gold, begins previews tonight, February 5 and open on Monday, March 2 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and Gordana Rashovich to Lead Hartford Stage's A SONG AT TWILIGHTMia Dillon, Brian Murray and Gordana Rashovich to Lead Hartford Stage's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Esteemed Broadway veterans Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and Gordana Rashovich will headline Hartford Stage's revival of Noel Coward's A Song at Twilight, directed by former Artistic Director, Mark Lamos, who returns to celebrate the company's 50th Anniversary Season. The co-production with Westport Country Playhouse will run from February 20 to March 16. (more...)

IndieGo Publishing to Release 'Courage of the Spirit' by Rabbi Norbert WeinbergIndieGo Publishing to Release 'Courage of the Spirit' by Rabbi Norbert Weinberg
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

IndieGo Publishing will release the book 'Courage of the Spirit' (paperback ISBN 978-0-9846685-6-4; ebook ISBN 978-0-9887048-9-3) in April 2014 in time for the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. This book tells the story of Rabbi Dr. William Weinberg, who became the first State Rabbi of the community of Holocaust survivors in the German State of Hesse. Rabbi Weinberg's saga serves as a tour of the ideologies and principles of the contemporary world, but it also encompasses the movements that shape Judaism today: Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative, as well as political Zionism. It is a story that spans thousands of physical miles, by freight train and on foot, from the Galician Shtetl to cosmopolitan Vienna and Berlin, and to Stalingrad and central Asia and back as Rabbi Weinberg kept one step ahead of the Nazi armies. It is a story that spans the mental and emotional journey from the medieval Shtetl, the great empires, and the weak democracies and totalitarian regimes that followed, and finally, to freedom. Along the way, we meet significant figures in Rabbi Weinberg's life: Martin Buber and Mannes Sperber, the founders of Israel's Marxist-Socialist party, Rabbi Leo Baeck, and Albert Einstein. We are shown a window into life in a Nazi prison and concentration camp, the day-to-day life of Jews in Nazi Berlin, and the vagaries of survival under Stalin's totalitarian shelter. 'This book reconstructs these events from Conversations With My Father, from family notes, and from historical documentation,' says the author, Rabbi Norbert Weinberg. Courage of the Spirit is the first part of a trilogy. The second part will follow the account of Irene Gottdenker, the author's mother, who openly survived the Holocaust in the guise of a Pole of German descent and witnessed the destruction of the Jews in Lwow and Warsaw. The third part will examine the rebirth of Jewish life in the refugee camps in Austria and then in the city of Frankfurt, Germany, and the environs. IndieGo Publishing is an independent publishing firm that believes in supporting authors as the world's primary source in promoting freedom of expression through the written word. Retailers may order 'Courage of the Spirit' through Lightning Source/Ingram when the book is released April. 2014 in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. (more...)

IndieGo Publishing to Publish 'Courage of the Spirit' by Rabbi Norbert WeinbergIndieGo Publishing to Publish 'Courage of the Spirit' by Rabbi Norbert Weinberg
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

IndieGo Publishing will release the book 'Courage of the Spirit' (paperback ISBN 978-0-9846685-6-4; ebook ISBN 978-0-9887048-9-3) in April 2014 in time for the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. This book tells the story of Rabbi Dr. William Weinberg, who became the first State Rabbi of the community of Holocaust survivors in the German State of Hesse. Rabbi Weinberg's saga serves as a tour of the ideologies and principles of the contemporary world, but it also encompasses the movements that shape Judaism today: Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative, as well as political Zionism. It is a story that spans thousands of physical miles, by freight train and on foot, from the Galician Shtetl to cosmopolitan Vienna and Berlin, and to Stalingrad and central Asia and back as Rabbi Weinberg kept one step ahead of the Nazi armies. It is a story that spans the mental and emotional journey from the medieval Shtetl, the great empires, and the weak democracies and totalitarian regimes that followed, and finally, to freedom. Along the way, we meet significant figures in Rabbi Weinberg's life: Martin Buber and Mannes Sperber, the founders of Israel's Marxist-Socialist party, Rabbi Leo Baeck, and Albert Einstein. We are shown a window into life in a Nazi prison and concentration camp, the day-to-day life of Jews in Nazi Berlin, and the vagaries of survival under Stalin's totalitarian shelter. 'This book reconstructs these events from Conversations With My Father, from family notes, and from historical documentation,' says the author, Rabbi Norbert Weinberg. Courage of the Spirit is the first part of a trilogy. The second part will follow the account of Irene Gottdenker, the author's mother, who openly survived the Holocaust in the guise of a Pole of German descent and witnessed the destruction of the Jews in Lwow and Warsaw. The third part will examine the rebirth of Jewish life in the refugee camps in Austria and then in the city of Frankfurt, Germany, and the environs. IndieGo Publishing is an independent publishing firm that believes in supporting authors as the world's primary source in promoting freedom of expression through the written word. Retailers may order 'Courage of the Spirit' through Lightning Source/Ingram when the book is released April. 2014 in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. (more...)

Judd Hirsch Joins ABC's FOREVER Drama PilotJudd Hirsch Joins ABC's FOREVER Drama Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Variety writes that stage and screen star Judd Hirsch will co-star as 'Abe' in the ABC's FOREVER drama pilot, written by Matt Miller. (more...)

Breaking News: 'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe,  Hamish Linklater & KING LEAR with John Lithgow Set for The Public's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park SeasonBreaking News: 'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater & KING LEAR with John Lithgow Set for The Public's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2014 free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 52-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature a comedy and a tragedy with Jack O'Brien directing MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and Daniel Sullivan directing KING LEAR. (more...)

Breaking News: Santino Fontana & Tony Shalhoub to BOTH Play 'Moss Hart' in Upcoming ACT ONEBreaking News: Santino Fontana & Tony Shalhoub to BOTH Play 'Moss Hart' in Upcoming ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) has announced that actors Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub will both be featured as the legendary writer/director Moss Hart at different stages of his life in its upcoming production of ACT ONE, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production, which will also feature a third actor who will play Mr. Hart as a young boy, is scheduled to begin previews Thursday, March 20 and open onThursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

RICHARD III to Play Folger Theatre, 1/28-3/9RICHARD III to Play Folger Theatre, 1/28-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

Tony Shalhoub Joins Showtime's NURSE JACKIETony Shalhoub Joins Showtime's NURSE JACKIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Emmy Award-winner Tony Shalhoub (Monk) joins Emmy-winning actress Edie Falco in NURSE JACKIE, the SHOWTIME comedy about a flawed emergency room nurse. Shalhoub stars in a recurring role as Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith), and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court to Stage Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, Opening 9/13Theatre @ Boston Court to Stage Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, Opening 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader and featuring Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub. Opening night is Saturday, September 13, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

John Leguizamo Joins Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD FilmJohn Leguizamo Joins Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD Film
by Movies News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi have joined the cast of Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's upcoming drama for Atlas Independent and Relativity International, THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD. Set to star are Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, 4/29-5/17Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, 4/29-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Celebrating its 84th season, Westport Country Playhouse was recently named Theater Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Tony Shaloub Joins Voice Cast of Paramount's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLESTony Shaloub Joins Voice Cast of Paramount's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
by Movies News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Paramount Pictures has added the voice talents of Tony Shaloub ('Monk,' Pain and Gain) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa, The Last Stand) to the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and More in Westport Country Playhouse's A SONG AT TWILIGHTPhoto Flash: First Look at Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and More in Westport Country Playhouse's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, tonight, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Broadway veterans Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and Gordana Rashovich will headline; also in the cast is Yale School of Drama graduate Nicholas Carriere. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, Now thru 5/17Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, tonight, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. (more...)

LCT's Platform Series to Continue with ACT ONE's Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana & Andrea Martin, 5/8LCT's Platform Series to Continue with ACT ONE's Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana & Andrea Martin, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season on Thursday, May 8 at 6 pm with SANTINO FONTANA, ANDREA MARTIN and TONY SHALBOUB, cast members of ACT ONE, currently playing at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

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