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KidZania Cairo Becomes 15th Global Location - Delivering Fun & Learning To Egyptian Children
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Today's grand opening of KidZania Cairo expands KidZania's worldwide portfolio to 15 kid's city locations. To date, KidZania has hosted more than 31 million children at its signature real-life, kid-sized city edutainment experiences. KidZania is now in 12 countries around the world, including Mexico, Portugal, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, UAE, Chile, Thailand, Kuwait, India and most recently, Egypt. (more...)

Friends Like These Wins Blau Award; Reading Held 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2006

The first annual Howard L. Blau Award for a promising new work of musical theater was presented to Friends Like These, with music by John McMahon, lyrics by Jay Jeffries, and with book by Jeffries and McMahon. (more...)

Hecht Joins Gyllenhaal, Sarsgaard In CSC's THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2010

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, will present Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, featuring 2010 Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Masha), Josh Hamilton (Andre) 2010 Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (Olga) and acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Vershinin). (more...)

Don Bell & More Join Line-Up of FOX SPORTS 1, Launching 8/17
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2013

Today marks the start of the 100-day countdown to the historic launch of FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports' new national multi-sport network, and much has been accomplished since its official unveiling just over two months ago. (more...)

THE BROADWAY LOCAL - Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

From the soaring melodies of classic revivals to the hottest dramas playing today - there is no experience like 'Broadway.' And part of what makes Broadway so exciting is that it's located right smack dab in the middle of New York City! With 'THE BROADWAY LOCAL', BroadwayWorld celebrates the creative theatre professionals who bring their talents to the city's Broadway stages and call the Big Apple home. (more...)

The 23rd Annual HOT!, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture to Play Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Artistic Director) presents the 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering festival of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud the HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. This year's HOT!, featuring hundreds of participating artists presenting their newest creations, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place, located at 161A Chrystie Street in New York City. (more...)

Obie Winner Matthew MacGuire Brings WILD MAN to Son of Semele, 5/26-5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2010

Obie winner Matthew MacGuire will bring his critically acclaimed show WILD MAN to Son of Semele for three performance on May 26th, 27th and 28th. The performance is a one man show written, directed, and performed by MacGuire. (more...)

Obie Winner Matthew MacGuire Brings WILD MAN to Son of Semele, 5/26-5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2010

Obie winner Matthew MacGuire will bring his critically acclaimed show WILD MAN to Son of Semele for three performance on May 26th, 27th and 28th. The performance is a one man show written, directed, and performed by MacGuire. (more...)

Obie Winner Matthew MacGuire Brings WILD MAN to Son of Semele, 5/26-5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2010

Obie winner Matthew MacGuire will bring his critically acclaimed show WILD MAN to Son of Semele for three performance on May 26th, 27th and 28th. The performance is a one man show written, directed, and performed by MacGuire. (more...)

WILD MAN To Have Encore Production At HERE Arts Center 4/5, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2010

Creation Production Company announced today that WILD MAN, the explosive autobiographical performance from two-time Obie Award-winner Matthew Maguire, will enjoy an encore production at HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue at Dominick Street) following its sold-out, critically acclaimed production at The Wild Project earlier this year. (more...)

23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, at Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering celebration of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud that HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. (more...)

Moving Image to Screen FUN CITY: NEW YORK IN THE MOVIES 1967-75, 8/10-9/1
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Movies filmed in New York City that tapped into the turmoil, chaos, and social and cultural energies of the late 1960s and early 1970s are the subject of the screening series Fun City: New York in the Movies 1967-75, curated by film critic and historian J. Hoberman. The series, which will be accompanied by a new monograph written by Hoberman, includes nineteen films, and will be presented by Museum of the Moving Image from August 10 through September 1. The films include established classics such as Rosemary's Baby, The French Connection, Midnight Cowboy, and Dog Day Afternoon, as well as lesser known films such as The Angel Levine, Bye Bye Braverman, and Cotton Comes to Harlem. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Louise Lasser, Louis Zorich and More Set for ADVANCED CHEMISTRY Reading at National Arts Club, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

A stellar cast has been assembled for an invitation-only reading of Rich Orloff's award-winning comedy, Advanced Chemistry, at the National Arts Club on Monday, January 14th. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA With Gyllenhaal, O'Hare and Sarsgaard Announces 2/12 Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2009

Classic Stage Company's upcoming new production of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, starring Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare as Vanya, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Yelena and Peter Sarsgaard as Astrov, has set its official opening night for Thursday, February 12 at 7 pm, it was announced today by CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Joan Rivers on Broadway, Hollywood, Reality TV & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2011

Last night I had the privilege of interviewing comedy icon and red carpet legend Joan Rivers about her first love of theatre and live performance, working the red carpet and virtually inventing celeb-reality culture, her Broadway endeavors - Fun City, Neil Simon's BROADWAY BOUND and SALLY MARR... AND HER ESCORTS, plus her new autobiographical piece - as well as all about the dazzling documentary JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK. All of this, in addition to discussing her two weekly TV shows - FASHION POLICE on E! and the hit new WE reality series with daughter Melissa Rivers, JOAN AND MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST? Stay tuned to BroadwayWorld for a complete conversation with Melissa all about growing up Hollywood, her superstar mother and running a production company and what it was like filming season one of MOTHER KNOWS BEST? coming up soon. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Louise Lasser, Louis Zorich and More Set for ADVANCED CHEMISTRY Reading at National Arts Club Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

A stellar cast has been assembled for an invitation-only reading of Rich Orloff's award-winning comedy, Advanced Chemistry, at the National Arts Club today, January 14th. (more...)

CSC's Opens THREE SISTERS, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2011

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, will present Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, featuring 2010 Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Masha), Josh Hamilton (Andre) 2010 Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (Olga) and acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Vershinin). (more...)

Joan Rivers Documentary Picked Up by IFC Films
by Movies News Desk - Feb 5, 2010

After a number of bidders showed interest at the Sundance documentary competition, including Anchor Bay, Phase 4, and Roadside Attractions, IFC Films has won the North American rights to Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg's 'Joan Rivers-A Piece of Work.' (more...)

Mamma Mia! Celebrates Three Years in Las Vegas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2006

This evening Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the global smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, celebrates its Third Anniversary at the Mandalay Bay Theatre in Las Vegas, solidifying the show's reputation as the gold standard of Broadway musicals on the Strip. (more...)

NewFilmmakers NY to Celebrate Valentine's Day, 2/13
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2013

On Wednesday, February 13th, celebrates Valentine's Day. (more...)

MSG Network Leads New York Emmy Award Nominations
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

MSG Network received a whopping 60 nominations Thursday for the 54th Annual New York Emmy Awards. Among the other regional sports networks, the YES Network notched 46 nominations, while MSG Varsity picked up 32 nods. SNY was recognized 23 times. (more...)

Mamma Mia! Celebrates Three Years in Las Vegas February 23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2006

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the global smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, celebrates its Third Anniversary at the Mandalay Bay Theatre on Thursday, February 23, solidifying the show's reputation as the gold standard of Broadway musicals in Las Vegas. (more...)

NewFilmmakers NY Celebrates Valentine's Day Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

Tonight, February 13th, NewFilmmakers NY celebrates Valentine's Day. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA With Gyllenhaal, O'Hare and Sarsgaard Opens 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2009

Classic Stage Company's upcoming new production of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, starring Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare as Vanya, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Yelena and Peter Sarsgaard as Astrov, has set its official opening night for Thursday, February 12 at 7 pm, it was announced today by CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen. (more...)

Ireland & Rylance Complete Cast for THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2010

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen announced today that acclaimed actresses Marin Ireland (Tony nominee for reasons to be pretty) and Juliet Rylance (Obie winner for The Bridge Project's As You Like It) have joined the cast of the company's highly-anticipated upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS. Ireland will play Natasha and Rylance Irina, joining 2010 Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Masha), Josh Hamilton (Andrey), 2010 Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (Olga) and acclaimed film and stage actor Peter Sarsgaard (Vershinin). Also featured in the cast are Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Tuezenbach), Glenn Fitzgerald (Solyony), Roberta Maxwell (Anfisa), Louis Zorich (Chebutykin), George Morfogen (Ferapont), Paul Lazar (Kulygin), Gabe Bettio (Rohde) and James Patrick Nelson (Fedotik). (more...)

Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard Join O'Hare in CSC's UNCLE VANYA, Begins 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2008

Acclaimed film and stage actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard have joined the cast of Classic Stage Company's upcoming new production of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, starring Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare as Vanya, and directed by Austin Pendleton, it was announced today by CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen. UNCLE VANYA will begin previews on Saturday, January 17 at Classic Stage Company at 136 East 13th Street. An official press opening date will be announced in the coming weeks. UNCLE VANYA will play a limited engagement through March 1, 2009. (more...)

Joan Rivers: In Progress
by Eugene Lovendusky - Aug 29, 2007

Joan Rivers, the legendary American TV and celebrity personality, is workshopping her new original play The Joan Rivers Theatre Project at San Francisco's Magic Theatre. BroadwayWorld.com's News Desk Editor, Eugene Lovendusky (a native of San Francisco), had the fortunate opportunity to chat with Rivers yesterday morning, to share some thoughts and discuss her work-in-progress... (more...)

Don Bell & More Join Line-Up of FOX SPORTS 1, Launching Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

Today marks the start of the 100-day countdown to the historic launch of FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports' new national multi-sport network, and much has been accomplished since its official unveiling just over two months ago. (more...)

Sheila Frazier Set for SUPERFLY Screening at Museum of the Moving Image, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image will present a special screening of Gordon Parks, Jr.'s Superfly, the seminal urban crime drama set in 1972 New York City, starring Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, and Sheila Frazier, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The film's now classic soundtrack—written, produced, and performed by the legendary Curtis Mayfield—is one of the few soundtracks to have out-grossed its film. The special event on Friday, August 16, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. begins with a screening of Superfly in 35mm (96 mins.), with co-star Sheila Frazier in person for a Q&A, followed by a “Best Superfly Outfit” contest and vocal competition for best a cappella singer of a verse from a song on the Superfly soundtrack, emceed by film producer and Museum trustee Warrington Hudlin. He will be joined by Bow Legged Lou, Paul Anthony, and George Logan, cast members from Hudlin's film House Party. (more...)

Moving Image to Screen FUN CITY: NEW YORK IN THE MOVIES 1967-75, Begin. Today
by Movies News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

Movies filmed in New York City that tapped into the turmoil, chaos, and social and cultural energies of the late 1960s and early 1970s are the subject of the screening series Fun City: New York in the Movies 1967-75, curated by film critic and historian J. Hoberman. The series, which will be accompanied by a new monograph written by Hoberman, includes nineteen films, and will be presented by Museum of the Moving Image from August 10 through September 1. The films include established classics such as Rosemary's Baby, The French Connection, Midnight Cowboy, and Dog Day Afternoon, as well as lesser known films such as The Angel Levine, Bye Bye Braverman, and Cotton Comes to Harlem. (more...)

WILD MAN To Have Encore Production At HERE Arts Center, Concludes 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2010

Creation Production Company have announced that WILD MAN, the explosive autobiographical performance from two-time Obie Award-winner Matthew Maguire, will enjoy an encore production at HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue at Dominick Street) following its sold-out, critically acclaimed production at The Wild Project earlier this year. (more...)

Encore Productions Of WILD MAN Kick Off Tonight 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2010

Creation Production Company's encore production of WILD MAN, the explosive autobiographical performance from two-time Obie Award-winner Matthew Maguire, begins tonight at HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue at Dominick Street) following its sold-out, critically acclaimed production at The Wild Project earlier this year. (more...)

WILD MAN To Have Encore Production At HERE Arts Center 4/5 & 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2010

Creation Production Company will present WILD MAN, the explosive autobiographical performance from two-time Obie Award-winner Matthew Maguire, for an encore production at HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue at Dominick Street) following its sold-out, critically acclaimed production at The Wild Project earlier this year. (more...)

Joan Rivers on Reviving SALLY MARR...And Her Escorts on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

In an interview with THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER this week, Joan Rivers admits that at this point in her career, she hopes to come full circle. In 1972, Rivers made her Broadway debut in the comedy Fun City. She returned to the Great White Way in 1986 in Broadway Bound and then again in 1994 in Sally Marr...and her escorts in a role which garnered her a Tony nomination. (more...)

Siena Hotel Spa Casino's Riverfront Location Receives National Recognition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

The Siena Hotel Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada announced today that it has been nationally recognized by TravelandLeisure.com. The Siena is uniquely located directly off the banks of the Truckee River and adjacent to the well-known Riverwalk District that recently made the Travel and Leisure's list of 'America's Coolest River Walks'. The Reno Riverwalk District has been acknowledged for the half mile walk along both banks of the Truckee River that is home to family fun, city events, and eclectic places to dine and shop. (more...)

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