BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH RANDY RAINBOW - Ep. 12 - An Elaine Stritch Lip-Sync, THE PERFORMERS, ANNIE & More!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH RANDY RAINBOW - Ep. 12 - An Elaine Stritch Lip-Sync, THE PERFORMERS, ANNIE & More!
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 4, 2012

It's time for episode twelve of BWW's newest exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this week's episode, Randy lip-syncs to 'Elaine Stritch at Liberty' and gives updates from the Chewing the Scenery Newsdesk about some of his favorite picks for the upcoming fall Broadway season: THE PERFORMERS (Cheyenne Jackson as a porn star-hallelujah!) and ANNIE (with a 'Tomorrow' weather report serenade). Click below to watch episode 12! (more...)

Ellen Barkin, Elaine Stritch, Joe Mantello et al. Honor George C. Wolfe with SDC 'Mr. Abbott' Award, 10/3Ellen Barkin, Elaine Stritch, Joe Mantello et al. Honor George C. Wolfe with SDC 'Mr. Abbott' Award, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2011

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has announced that acclaimed director George C. Wolfe will be celebrated with the 2011 'Mr. Abbott' Award for his incredible breadth and depth of work in the American Theatre. (more...)

Ellen Barkin, Elaine Stritch, Joe Mantello et al. Honor George C. Wolfe with SDC 'Mr. Abbott' Award, 10/3Ellen Barkin, Elaine Stritch, Joe Mantello et al. Honor George C. Wolfe with SDC 'Mr. Abbott' Award, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2011

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has announced that acclaimed director George C. Wolfe will be celebrated with the 2011 'Mr. Abbott' Award for his incredible breadth and depth of work in the American Theatre. (more...)

Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone & More to Honor Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch at Special TributeBernadette Peters, Patti LuPone & More to Honor Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch at Special Tribute
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

EVERYBODY, RISE! A CELEBRATION OF ELAINE STRITCH, an all-star tribute to the life and career of the legendary actress, constructed by George C. Wolfe, will be held on Monday, November 17th (more...)

Diane Warren Musical Coming to BroadwayDiane Warren Musical Coming to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2012

Broadway producer Dede Harris has optioned the music catalogue of Diane Warren, one of the most popular and successful contemporary songwriters of our time, to create a new musical for the Broadway stage. (more...)

ELAINE STRITCH SHOOT ME Director Talks Theater Legend's Final DaysELAINE STRITCH SHOOT ME Director Talks Theater Legend's Final Days
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

In a new feature appearing in today's Variety, Chiemi Karasawa, director of the documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME speaks about the final days of the stage and screen legend. (more...)

Nathan Lane, Lena Hall, Holland Taylor Join Line-Up for ELAINE STRITCH TributeNathan Lane, Lena Hall, Holland Taylor Join Line-Up for ELAINE STRITCH Tribute
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor and Lena Hall will join some of the biggest names on Broadway in an upcoming tribute to theater legend Elaine Stritch. (more...)

Elaine Stritch Makes Walt Disney Hall Debut in SINGIN' SONDHEIM...ONE SONG AT A TIME, 5/19Elaine Stritch Makes Walt Disney Hall Debut in SINGIN' SONDHEIM...ONE SONG AT A TIME, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

Following a journey of iconic performances - from Sondheim's Company to her Tony award-winning show Elaine Stritch at Liberty to her Emmy award-winning appearances on 30 Rock - the ferociously age-defiant "Broadway Baby" makes a rare West Coast appearance for Elaine Stritch Singin' Sondheim…One Song at a Time, her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Thrills, Chills & Ties - The Most Unique & Unusual Tony Awards WinsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Thrills, Chills & Ties - The Most Unique & Unusual Tony Awards Wins
by Pat Cerasaro - May 27, 2015

Awards shows are catnip for entertainment enthusiasts around the world not only because they are a celebration of the best of the breed in whatever medium or genre the presentation recognizes but also because a live telecast with so many stars and so many categories allows for ample room for entertainment - and error. In Tony Awards history, there have been a few unmistakably unmissable moments that live on thanks to the magic of YouTube for a variety of reasons - thrilling battles to the finish in tight categories, chilling reactions from non-winners when the top prize is announced, and, of course, some very unusual albeit unforgettable ties and inconsistent category tweaks. Nevertheless, the Tony Awards is always the biggest night of the year for Broadway babies and this year should prove to be no exception with the hot competition and spectacular stars scheduled to appear on June 7 at Radio City Music Hall and presented to the world, once again, via CBS at 8 PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Elaine Stritch Sings All-Sondheim Show at Walt Disney Concert HallBWW Reviews: Elaine Stritch Sings All-Sondheim Show at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by Michael L. Quintos - May 22, 2012

On May 19, 2012 the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles hosted Elaine Stritch's hilarious, anecdote-heavy Stephen Sondheim tribute concert ELAINE STRITCH: SINGIN' SONDHEIM...ONE SONG AT A TIME. Met with boisterous, well-deserved standing ovations both at the start and at the end of the intermission-less program, Stritch was in usual top form, dispensing out acerbic comments and witty barbs about her life, her career, and her love and admiration--both personally and professionally--for the Broadway composer. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Elaine Stritch Makes Walt Disney Hall Debut in SINGIN' SONDHEIM...ONE SONG AT A TIME Tonight, 5/19Elaine Stritch Makes Walt Disney Hall Debut in SINGIN' SONDHEIM...ONE SONG AT A TIME Tonight, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

Following a journey of iconic performances - from Sondheim's Company to her Tony award-winning show Elaine Stritch at Liberty to her Emmy award-winning appearances on 30 Rock - the ferociously age-defiant "Broadway Baby" makes a rare West Coast appearance for Elaine Stritch Singin' Sondheim…One Song at a Time, her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut. (more...)

Matt Bogart and Jessica Burrows to Star in American Theater Group's HIMSELF AND NORA, 4/24-5/12Matt Bogart and Jessica Burrows to Star in American Theater Group's HIMSELF AND NORA, 4/24-5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

On April 24, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company, will present, direct from its success at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Jonathan Brielle's new musical Himself and Nora at its new home, Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey. (more...)

Elaine Stritch Biography Sells at Auction; NY Times' Alexandra Jacobs to PenElaine Stritch Biography Sells at Auction; NY Times' Alexandra Jacobs to Pen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Rights to a biography of legendary theater star Elaine Stritch have been sold at auction to Farrar, Straus & Giroux for an estimated quarter- to half-a million dollars. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

SEATTLE, WA - Pacific Northwest Ballet's Swan Lake, choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, returns to the McCaw Hall stage as the fifth offering of PNB's 2014-15 season. This beloved story ballet, revered by audiences and dancers alike, is classical ballet at its very best. Sumptuous scenery, costumes, and lighting, and an achingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, set the stage for the ethereal corps de ballet and the ultimate challenge for ballerinas all over the world—the dual role of Odette, trapped in the body of a white swan until the oath of her true love sets her free; and Odile, the “Black Swan” temptress. With an added performance on opening weekend, Swan Lake runs for nine performances only, from April 10 through 19 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30. For more information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary 'LIFE & TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT', 3/17HBO to Debut Documentary 'LIFE & TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT', 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK debuts MONDAY, MARCH 17 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, and will be available free online on hbo.com, ShriverReport.org and YouTube, March 17-24. (more...)

Robert Morse & Rick McKay to Be Honored at Special Preview of BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGERobert Morse & Rick McKay to Be Honored at Special Preview of BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 19th edition, April 3 - 10, 2014, featuring 14 World Premieres, 8 North American and 8 U.S. Premieres. PBIFF (www.pbifilmfest.org) will present features, documentaries and short films from the U.S. and around the world, including Brazil, Venezuela, France, England, Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, India, New Zealand, Austria, the Philippines, Croatia, Australia, Canada, Germany and South Korea, to name just a few, and will play host to filmmakers, producers and actors to represent and discuss their films. (more...)

LUCKY GUY's Fisher, Eisenhauer Win Best Lighting Design, PlayLUCKY GUY's Fisher, Eisenhauer Win Best Lighting Design, Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer have won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for LUCKY GUY. (more...)

It's Official! Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch to Star in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Starting 7/13It's Official! Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch to Star in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Starting 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2010

Tony, Grammy & Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters and Tony & Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch will return to Broadway in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 29, 2015

My birthday this year took on extra significance, as the Supreme Court of the United States selected that day to rule that all people had an equal and unalienable right to marry whomever they wanted, regardless of gender. While normally a day to indulge in extreme selfishness, I am quite pleased to cede the importance of June 26th from a celebration of my birth to that of love and compassion for all people. Hopefully Derek Jeter, Ariana Grande, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, and Chris O'Donnell are all on board as well. Despite long considering myself a LGBTQ ally, I am now going to turn this feature back to being about my birthday (because I already had the songs chosen before SCOTUS ruled). So, this month, I am taking over sole duties that I normally share with Jeff Walker, and composing a list of 10 showtunes all about births and birthdays. Feel free to chime in on Twitter (@BWWMatt) or in the comments below with any others you would like to add to the list. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens TonightEncores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD: AMERICAN SPRING 2014, 6/22HBO to Debut Documentary REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD: AMERICAN SPRING 2014, 6/22
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

More than 32,000 people die from gun violence every year in America, an average of 88 people per day. REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD: AMERICAN SPRING 2014 highlights a few of the estimated 8,000 individuals who died from gunfire that spring, drawing exclusively on found media (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - HBO to Premiere Documentary REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD, 6/22VIDEO: First Look - HBO to Premiere Documentary REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD, 6/22
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Directed by Shari Cookson and Nick Doob (HBO's Emmy®-winning “The Memory Loss Tapes” and Emmy®-nominated “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert”), this timely documentary debuts MONDAY, JUNE 22 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PASSING STRANGE from Sidecountry Delivers the Poetic Beauty of a Rock and Roll LifeBWW Reviews: PASSING STRANGE from Sidecountry Delivers the Poetic Beauty of a Rock and Roll Life
by Jay Irwin - Jun 14, 2014

How do you put on an autobiographical show, known to be performed by its author, without that author? It's like "700 Sundays" without Billy Crystal or "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" without Elaine Stritch. Well, fledgling theater company Sidecountry Theatre has done just that with their production of "Passing Strange" by Stew and Heidi Rodewald without Stew narrating his own story. And while it's a little odd at first, narrator LeRoy Bell embraces the part and that oddness melts away as his charisma and talent takes center stage. (more...)

TRU Announces Directors in TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series 6/7, 6/14/ 6/21TRU Announces Directors in TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series 6/7, 6/14/ 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the directors of the upcoming reading series 2010 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, which will celebrate women in theater with plays all written, produced and directed by women. (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYBreaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 – 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'IS THIS SHOW WORTH INVESTING IN?' Producer Boot Camp This MonthTheater Resources Unlimited to Host 'IS THIS SHOW WORTH INVESTING IN?' Producer Boot Camp This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a new TRU Producer Boot camp, Recognizing Commercial Potential: Is This Show Worth Investing In?, an innovative workshop on Sunday, June 14th, 2015 from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th Floor, NYC. (more...)

Tony Winner Cheryl Wiesenfeld Appointed to Silver Hill Hospital BoardTony Winner Cheryl Wiesenfeld Appointed to Silver Hill Hospital Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Silver Hill Hospital has announced three new board members, and the appointment of four existing board members to new positions, including the appointment of a new Board of Directors Chair. Comprised of twenty-one members, the Silver Hill Board of Directors advises on Hospital fiduciary responsibilities, organization and planning. It also represents the community's interests in the Hospital's operations and ensures the Hospital fulfills its nonprofit mission of service.  (more...)

TRU Announces Directors in TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series 6/7, 6/14/ 6/21TRU Announces Directors in TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series 6/7, 6/14/ 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2010

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the directors of the upcoming reading series 2010 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, which will celebrate women in theater with plays all written, produced and directed by women. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host July TRU Panel, 7/21Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host July TRU Panel, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), in association with their new partner The Playroom Theatre, present the July panel, Producers and Literary Agents: A Long Overdue Meeting of Minds, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:30pm at a **NEW LOCATION: The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036.** Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm. (more...)

MERCHANT OF VENICE to Transfer to Broadway; Opens Oct. 19 at Broadhurst TheatreMERCHANT OF VENICE to Transfer to Broadway; Opens Oct. 19 at Broadhurst Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2010

Following a sold-out, eight week run at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel announced today that they will transfer Daniel Sullivan's critically acclaimed production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE to Broadway this fall. Al Pacino will reprise his celebrated performance as Shylock for 78 performances only, beginning Tuesday, October 19 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street) and running through Sunday, January 9. Complete casting to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'PLAYWRITING: How to Write for Commercial Production,' 8/22Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'PLAYWRITING: How to Write for Commercial Production,' 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) in association with Diana Amsterdam, presents Practical PLAYWRITING: How to Write for Commercial Production, a one-day intensive on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Desotelle NuBox Theatre, 300 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor. This is a unique writer's workshop with a happy ending: a chance to pitch your work to a panel of producers, and is part of The TRU Beginnings series of opportunities for works in early development. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch MemorialFLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

Today we are saluting one of Broadway's brassiest, bawdiest and best-loved leading ladies in honor of her death this week, the one and only Elaine Stritch. (more...)

InDepth InterView Special Flashback: Elaine StritchInDepth InterView Special Flashback: Elaine Stritch
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2014

AUTHOR'S NOTE: One of the most iconic Broadway leading ladies in theatrical history, in honor of her passing earlier today at the age of 89, let us revisit this career-spanning InDepth InterView with the one and only Elaine Stritch. As a personal aside, following the conclusion of the interview proper the conversation between Ms. Stritch and I continued for several more minutes and she emphatically relayed to me that this had been her favorite interview to date and that she was incredibly appreciative and pleased with being questioned about the topics chosen herein. The following is reprinted exactly as it originally appeared here on BroadwayWorld on February 17. Hats off to a dynamite dame. (more...)

Rosie, Liza, Audra, Bernadette & More Remember Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch; All of Thursday's ReactionsRosie, Liza, Audra, Bernadette & More Remember Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch; All of Thursday's Reactions
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 17, 2014

Upon learning of the passing of Tony and Emmy winner Elaine Stritch, many of her friends, colleagues, and fans expressed their sorrow at the unexpected news. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89Breaking News: Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that Broadway legend Elaine Stritch died this morning, at home in Birmingham, MI. The star was 89 years old. (more...)

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Set for Broadway, Begins Performances 9/21BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Set for Broadway, Begins Performances 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced today that it would team again with Hair producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel to bring the critically acclaimed rock musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON to Broadway in the fall. Following a successful run at The Public Theater, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON will begin performances at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) on Tuesday, September 21. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patinkin, Cabell Lead The Public's COMPULSIONPhoto Flash: Patinkin, Cabell Lead The Public's COMPULSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) will begin previews Tuesday, February 1 for the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Oskar Eustis. The cast features Hannah Cabell, Matte Osian, and Mandy Patinkin, with puppet design and puppetry supervision by Matt Acheson. COMPULSION runs through Sunday, March 13 at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street) with an official press opening on Thursday, February 17. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date, 3/29Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Writer-Producer Speed Date (The Art of the Pitch) on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 5:30pm and 6:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd floor. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary 'LIFE & TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT', 3/17HBO to Debut Documentary 'LIFE & TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT', 3/17
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK debuts MONDAY, MARCH 17 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, and will be available free online on hbo.com, ShriverReport.org and YouTube, March 17-24. (more...)

SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN Comes to Marcus Center, 4/30 & 5/1SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN Comes to Marcus Center, 4/30 & 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, the hit comedy written by Matt Murphy, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, is making a stop in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for two nights only on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited & The Players Theatre to Host March TRU Producer Boot Camp, 3/1Theater Resources Unlimited & The Players Theatre to Host March TRU Producer Boot Camp, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the March Producer Boot Camp, Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 10:00am-6:00pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor Loft Theatre, NYC. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Elaine Stritch On New Doc, ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, Plus Sondheim Stories, Broadway Memories & Much MoreInDepth InterView: Elaine Stritch On New Doc, ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, Plus Sondheim Stories, Broadway Memories & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 17, 2014

Today we are setting our sights on one of the most iconic Broadway leading ladies alive and looking back at her astonishingly rich and varied career onstage and onscreen, having worked with many of the most important entertainment figures of the 20th and 21st century over her 60-year career and winning multiple awards and honors in the process - the one and only Elaine Stritch. Touching upon her time in many notable theatrical entities ranging from her early work at The New School under director Erwin Piscator to rubbing elbows with legends like Bertolt Brecht, William Inge, Noel Coward, Tennessee Williams and Marlon Brando to her unforgettable turns in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY and FOLLIES IN CONCERT, Stritch also shines a light on her indelible performances in the plays of Edward Albee and looks ahead to a staged reading of THREE TALL WOMEN she is pursuing later this year. Most importantly, Stritch opens up about the multi-year process in creating the stunning and awe-inspiring new all-access documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, directed by Chiemi Karasawa, and outlines how she dealt with cameras documenting her every move for more than two years. Additionally, Stritch comments on her memorable moments in the films of Woody Allen byway of SEPTEMBER and SMALL TIME CROOKS, as well as shares insights into some of her most famous and fabulous co-stars - Ben Gazzara, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini, Steve Buscemi and many more included. Plus, Stritch details her recent move back to her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, and shares details about her recent recuperation from hip surgery and ongoing battles with alcoholism as well as learning to see with only eye. As if all of that were not enough, Stritch also imparts her thoughts on why she appeals to the younger generation and how her Emmy-winning 30 ROCK role has raised awareness for her in the last decade and whether she would ever consider pursuing a reality series or new solo cabaret act. All of that, why she hates the word diva and much, much more in this career-spanning conversation with the veritable reigning queen of Broadway herself. (more...)

Matt Bogart and Jessica Burrows to Star in American Theater Group's HIMSELF AND NORA, 4/24-5/12Matt Bogart and Jessica Burrows to Star in American Theater Group's HIMSELF AND NORA, 4/24-5/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

On April 24, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company, will present, direct from its success at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Jonathan Brielle's new musical Himself and Nora at its new home, Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey. (more...)

Don't Act Like A Girl Plays The Annoyance, 1/15Don't Act Like A Girl Plays The Annoyance, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2011

Don't Act Like A Girl is a raucous cabaret with a live three person band, queer teen angst, and plenty of confetti. This one-man show flashes back to the life of an awkward young loner who is misdiagnosed, over prescribed and misunderstood until a fatal trip to fat camp ultimately changes his life. Inspired by David Sedaris, 'Elaine Stritch at Liberty' and Chaka Khan, Don't Act Like A Girl uses monologues and songs to tell true stories of special education, musical theatre, 9/11 and teenage drag queens. (more...)

Trailer for ELAINE STRITCH: SO SHOOT ME Documentary ReleasedTrailer for ELAINE STRITCH: SO SHOOT ME Documentary Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2012

Isotope Films has released the trailer for its documentary about actress Elain Stritch. The video can be found on its website at http://isotopefilms.com/projects.php. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 27th, 2011'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 27th, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 27, 2011

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Next To Normal,' 'Spring Awakening,' 'The Original Grease,' 'Rent,' the 'Waa-Mu' show, the Helen Hayes Awards, and more.... (more...)

Matt Bogart and Jessica Burrows Star in American Theater Group's HIMSELF AND NORA, Now thru 5/12Matt Bogart and Jessica Burrows Star in American Theater Group's HIMSELF AND NORA, Now thru 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Tonight, April 24, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company, will present, direct from its success at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Jonathan Brielle's new musical Himself and Nora at its new home, Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey. (more...)

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