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Holocaust Movie to Debut in Miami; 82 yr old Award-Winning Photo Journalist to Tour With FilmHolocaust Movie to Debut in Miami; 82 yr old Award-Winning Photo Journalist to Tour With Film
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2015

The Palace Coral Gables will host award-winning film maker and photo journalist Norman H. Gershman for a two day stay, where they will present a showing of his film, BESA: The Promise. (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Will Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines TheatreKelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Will Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Show business' brightest stars will memorialize one of their own when they participate in A Tribute to Polly Bergen, Thursday, March 26, at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd Street, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (more...)

SWEET AND SAD, THE FLICK, GLOUCESTER BLUE and More Set for Gloucester Stage's 2015 SeasonSWEET AND SAD, THE FLICK, GLOUCESTER BLUE and More Set for Gloucester Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Gloucester Stage Interim Artistic Director Robert Walsh recently announced the lineup for Gloucester Stage's 36th Season of producing professional theatre in Gloucester, Massachusetts. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER Explores Community, Ritual, and RemembranceBWW Review: IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER Explores Community, Ritual, and Remembrance
by Maggie Yates - Mar 4, 2015

'In the Red and Brown Water' functions on several levels to allow the audience to be emotionally involved in the saga of Oya's search for meaning. (more...)

Center Stage's Amy Herzog Festival Begins 3/18Center Stage's Amy Herzog Festival Begins 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Center Stage announces the casts and crew of the Amy Herzog Festival, the first time Herzog's 4000 Miles and After the Revolution will be produced together. The festival is March 18 to May 24, with the plays alternating every two weeks. (more...)

The Old Globe to Stage Reading of THE REVISIONIST for Holocaust Remembrance DayThe Old Globe to Stage Reading of THE REVISIONIST for Holocaust Remembrance Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

On April 13, 2015, arts-related organizations across the country will unite to honor victims of the Holocaust by joining in the first ever Remembrance Readings for Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). This event was conceived and launched by the National Jewish Theater Foundation (NJTF) and draws on information from over 600 plays made accessible in their newly created Holocaust Theater Catalog (HTC). (more...)

Joe Armstrong to Join Louise Brealey in CONSTELLATIONS UK TourJoe Armstrong to Join Louise Brealey in CONSTELLATIONS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Joe Armstrong will join Louise Brealey in the Royal Court's UK tour of Nick Payne's award-winning Constellations. (more...)

BLIND DATE, GLASS MENAGERIE, JAKE'S GIFT and More Set for Hudson Village Theatre's 2015 Summer SeasonBLIND DATE, GLASS MENAGERIE, JAKE'S GIFT and More Set for Hudson Village Theatre's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

For Matthew Tiffin's inaugural season as Hudson Village Theatre's Artistic Director, he's making a 'splash' with blockbuster Canadian plays featuring some of the nation's best theatrical artists at the peak of their game. From improvised hilarity in search of true love and a home-grown musical comedy to a contemporary classic and a poignant one-woman tour-de-force, the summer line-up is guaranteed to attract theatre lovers of all ages from near and far. With this ambitious program Hudson Village Theatre firmly establishes itself as a radiant gem in the local theatre collection. (more...)

Jane Elias' DO THIS ONE THING FOR ME Begins 4/9 at TBG TheatreJane Elias' DO THIS ONE THING FOR ME Begins 4/9 at TBG Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

"Do This One Thing for Me," Jane Elias's poignant solo play of self-discovery through her relationship with her father, a Holocaust survivor, will be reprised in a special four-week engagement at The TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, beginning Thursday April 9. Written and performed by Elias, with direction by Tracy Bersley, "Do This One Thing for Me" dramatizes the delicate balance between family legacy and a quest for independence that the children of survivors must often strike. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGENPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGEN
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Tributes a Late, Great Stage Legend- Polly BergenPhoto Coverage: Broadway Tributes a Late, Great Stage Legend- Polly Bergen
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party of  A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGENPhoto Coverage: Inside the After Party of A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGEN
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

Primal Forces Productions' REDWOOD CURTAIN to Benefit South Broward Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8195Primal Forces Productions' REDWOOD CURTAIN to Benefit South Broward Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8195
by Carol Kassie - Mar 27, 2015

Landford Wilson's Redwood Curtain is a thought-provoking exploration of memories - of families, of secrets, and of war - set in the towering redwood forests of Northern California. The play stunned 1992 Broadway audiences with its unique spin on a Vietnam veteran and the mysterious young Asian woman who tracks him down. (more...)

Rodney Gouttman Releases IN THEIR MERITRodney Gouttman Releases IN THEIR MERIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia (more...)

FURIOUS 7 Original Motion Picture Score Album to Be Released 3/31FURIOUS 7 Original Motion Picture Score Album to Be Released 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Back Lot Music will release the score soundtrack for FURIOUS 7, Universal Pictures' upcoming action-thriller directed by James Wan and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson on March 31, 2015 (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines Theatre TodayKelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Show business' brightest stars will memorialize one of their own when they participate in A Tribute to Polly Bergen, today, March 26, at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd Street, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (more...)

GCTC Artistic Director Launches New Season, Highlights Partnerships for 2015-16GCTC Artistic Director Launches New Season, Highlights Partnerships for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

At 6:00pm this evening, Artistic Director Eric Coates, Managing Director Hugh Neilson and associated artists took to the stage at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre to introduce GCTC's new season for 2015-2016. Eric Coates is passionate about programming Canadian playwrights and developing new works and this season is no different. (more...)

'DEFIANT REQUIEM' Set for Avery Fisher Hall, 3/9'DEFIANT REQUIEM' Set for Avery Fisher Hall, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Over the past 150 years, there have been many significant presentations of Verdi's Requiem, but none was more powerful than the 16 performances put on by prisoners at the Terezin concentration camp during World War II. These courageous men and women faced starvation, abuse, and imminent death, yet they defied the Nazis by performing this towering masterpiece. (more...)

Noma Dumezweni, John Light & More to Star in CARMEN DISRUPTION at the Almeida TheatreNoma Dumezweni, John Light & More to Star in CARMEN DISRUPTION at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Casting is today announced for the UK Premiere of Carmen Disruption. Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Birdland, Three Kingdoms) makes his Almeida debut with this dramatic reimagining of Bizet's Carmen. Michael Longhurst directs his first production at the Almeida following great acclaim in New York and London for Constellations by Nick Payne. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP, 3/31-4/26Geva Theatre Center to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP, 3/31-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Geva Theatre Center presents The Mountaintop - a soul-stirring reimagining of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last night on earth by playwright Katori Hall, directed by Skip Greer. The Mountaintop begins performances March 31, opens April 4 (the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination), and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through April 26. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch as Kerry Ellis Becomes 'Grizabella' in West End's CATS!STAGE TUBE: Watch as Kerry Ellis Becomes 'Grizabella' in West End's CATS!
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2015

Kerry Ellis has just joined the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical Cats playing the role of Grizabella, and below, you can watch as she transforms into her character! Based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Cats returned to the West End last month with the original creative team - Director Trevor Nunn, Associate Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne, Designer John Napier and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber - reunited for the Palladium run. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  ONE NIGHT ONLY: SUTTON FOSTER with The New York PopsBWW Reviews: ONE NIGHT ONLY: SUTTON FOSTER with The New York Pops
by Michael Dale - Mar 16, 2015

Sutton Foster displays the fine craft of musical theatre song performance. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Celebrates 40 Years- Where Are They Now?THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Celebrates 40 Years- Where Are They Now?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Fox is busy planning a special Halloween 2015 release of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, according to Showbiz411. Original producer Lou Adler and Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) are 'preparing a new film with outtakes from the original and lots of surprises.' Film stars Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry and Meat Loaf are all rumored to take part in the special celebration. In honor of the big news, we want to update you on what the movie cast has been up to for the past four decades. Catch up below! (more...)

The Victorian Opera Marks the ANZAC Centenary with REMEMBRANCE, 4/18The Victorian Opera Marks the ANZAC Centenary with REMEMBRANCE, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Victorian Opera marks the ANZAC centenary with the premiere of Remembrance in Hobart on Saturday 18 April with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra – a new work based on songs from the World War One era, archival footage and photography. (more...)

Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European TourRichard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Richard Nelson's award-winning THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY will tour Europe for five weeks beginning April 23 at The Find Festival in Berlin. The other tour venues include The May International Festival in Weisbaden, Germany; The Brighton Festival in the United Kingdom; and the Vienna Festival in Austria where the tour will conclude on May 23. The tour is being produced by David Eden, Executive Producer for David Eden Productions, and co-produced and general managed by Tim Smith for Pemberley Productions. (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Remains No. 1 Sunday Morning News ProgramCBS SUNDAY MORNING Remains No. 1 Sunday Morning News Program
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD posted season-to-date gains in viewers and remains the #1 Sunday morning news program with viewers and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for March 8, 2015. (more...)

2015 Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Lineup Announced; Runs 6/19-212015 Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Lineup Announced; Runs 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present the fifth annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) on June 19 - 21, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Rising Phoenix, Weathervane and Rattlestick's THIEVES PremierePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Rising Phoenix, Weathervane and Rattlestick's THIEVES Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Rising Phoenix Repertory, Weathervane Productions, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present the world premiere of THIEVES, written by Charlotte Miller and directed by Daniel Talbott, at the Monroe Forum Theatre at the El Portal in North Hollywood. Performances begin Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Opening night is Saturday, March 21, 2015 with the production running through Saturday, April 4, 2015. Thieves tells the story of a dysfunctional family in East Texas that descends into chaos when their matriarch dies. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brian May and Kerry Ellis Release World Premiere Single, ONE VOICESTAGE TUBE: Brian May and Kerry Ellis Release World Premiere Single, ONE VOICE
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

'One Voice' is a brand new recording by Brian May and Kerry Ellis, just completed and being rushed for release Monday 13 April. The video of Brian and Kerry's performance of the song is already available to be viewed at Brian's Official YouTube channel. We have a first look below! (more...)

Beneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on BroadwayBeneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 9, 2015

The Broadway transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 began previews on March 20, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for tonight, April 9, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

THE MYSTERY & MAGIC Opens 4/24 at CMATHE MYSTERY & MAGIC Opens 4/24 at CMA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Take a stroll down memory lane at the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) by exploring nostalgic and enchanted works in the new exhibition entitled 'The Mystery & Magic: The Trompe L'Oeil Vision of Gary Erbe,' opening April 24, 2015 and on view through July 19. A special Opening Night Party for Museum members will be hosted on Thursday, April 23, from 6:00 - 8:00pm at CMA. Members can make reservations for the opening by calling 330.453.7666, ext. 104. A limited number of tickets are available for non-members at $10/person and can be reserved by calling the Museum. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Presents ELGAR AND SIBELIUS, 4/18-19The Richmond Symphony Presents ELGAR AND SIBELIUS, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The Richmond Symphony invites you to experience Elgar and Sibelius on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Richmond CenterStage's Carpenter Theatre. The concert will be led by Music Director Steven Smith and features the World Premiere of Benjamin Broening's Sea Surface Full of Clouds, commissioned by the Richmond Symphony. (more...)

Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYSJordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters will join Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie in its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Colorful First Poster For Patti LuPone & Michael Urie In SHOWS FOR DAYS At Lincoln CenterColorful First Poster For Patti LuPone & Michael Urie In SHOWS FOR DAYS At Lincoln Center
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 4, 2015

Patti LuPone and Michael Urie back on Broadway, together! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, HERE LIES LOVE & More to Perform at 2015 Olivier Awards; Follow BroadwayWorld's Live Coverage on Sunday!BEAUTIFUL, HERE LIES LOVE & More to Perform at 2015 Olivier Awards; Follow BroadwayWorld's Live Coverage on Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

The Olivier Awards with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - are set take place on Sunday 12 April at the Royal Opera House and broadcast from 22:15 that evening on ITV in a full highlights package. Don't forget to tune in to BroadwayWorld on Sunday afternoon for live coverage of the ceremony! (more...)

Lydia Johnson Dance to Bring Two World Premieres to Ailey Citigroup Theater This JuneLydia Johnson Dance to Bring Two World Premieres to Ailey Citigroup Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Lydia Johnson, a choreographer celebrated for her originality and musicality, presents her ten-member company in two world premieres, one set to music by popular jazz trio The Bad Plus, and the second to contemporary American composer Marc Mellits and Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov, whose music has inspired other powerful Johnson works, June 11-13 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

COSMOS, DOC MCSTUFFINS Among Winners of 2015 Peabody Awards; Full ListCOSMOS, DOC MCSTUFFINS Among Winners of 2015 Peabody Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

An out-of-sight biography of James Brown and an out-of-this-world tour of the heavens were among the diverse documentary, education and public service winners of the 74th annual Peabody Awards announced Thursday by the Peabody program at the University of Georgia. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Sets New Programme for Autumn, Winter 2015-16Birmingham Repertory Theatre Sets New Programme for Autumn, Winter 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announces its new season of work for Autumn and Winter 2015/16. The announcement comes on the back of a hugely successful year for the theatre, with a 43% increase in audiences during 2014/15 - giving the highest attendance at the theatre for over 20 years. (more...)

BWW Blog: The 119th Boston Marathon - Reclaiming Our Freedom With DeterminationBWW Blog: The 119th Boston Marathon - Reclaiming Our Freedom With Determination
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 21, 2015

The 119th Boston Marathon will forever remain as one of the greatest moments of my life.  It is about so much more than running.  It's about reclaiming our freedom and the perseverance of the human spirit… a true test of resilience and the power of the mind to overcome any physical ailment or condition.  Although I had been battling my own nagging physical injuries for almost a year with my longest training run at a mere 13.1 miles, accomplishing this race meant so much more than my own internal impaired physicality. (more...)

LA LUNA NUEVA, BROKEN PROMISES, SUPER ANA! and More Set for Milagro's 32nd SeasonLA LUNA NUEVA, BROKEN PROMISES, SUPER ANA! and More Set for Milagro's 32nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Milagro announces its 32nd season, featuring a lively lineup of cultural events and groundbreaking new works. From September 2015 to May 2016, Milagro will push artistic and geographical boundaries in its mission to provide extraordinary Latino experiences in Portland and beyond. Producing three world premieres, hosting a multicultural festival for children, and recruiting Latino guest artists from all corners of the U.S., these plans are only the beginning. (more...)

USC Shoah Foundation and Comcast to Debut 'Days of Remembrance: PastFORWARD' SeriesUSC Shoah Foundation and Comcast to Debut 'Days of Remembrance: PastFORWARD' Series
by Movies News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

USC Shoah Foundation, an organization dedicated to overcoming prejudice, intolerance and hatred through the educational use of its visual history testimonies, and Comcast today announced the availability of the annual “Days of Remembrance: PastFORWARD” series (more...)

Simon Stephens' CARMEN DISRUPTION Opens Tonight at the AlmeidaSimon Stephens' CARMEN DISRUPTION Opens Tonight at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The UK Premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION opens tonight 17 April at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Birdland, Three Kingdoms) makes his Almeida debut with this dramatic reimagining of Bizet's Carmen. Michael Longhurst directs his first production at the Almeida following great acclaim in New York and London for Constellations by Nick Payne. (more...)

Jewish Youth Theatre's AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD Begins TodayJewish Youth Theatre's AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Jason Shela, Mimi Stuart, Lance Laytner & Michelle Laytner are pleased to announce the formation of the Jewish Youth Theatre. The first production is a revival of the successful run of AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD, performing on April 16; Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. (more...)

BWW Remembers: Staying 'Boston Strong' on the Second Anniversary of the Marathon BombingsBWW Remembers: Staying 'Boston Strong' on the Second Anniversary of the Marathon Bombings
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 15, 2015

Two years ago today, on April 15, 2013, our freedom was compromised and our nation once again forever changed when a series of bombings and related shootings attacked the Boston Marathon at 2:49pm ET, killing 3 people and injuring an estimated 264 others.The bombs exploded about 12 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart, near the finish line on Boylston Street. (more...)

Disney-Hyperion Releases New Paperback Edition of THE YEAR OF GOODBYESDisney-Hyperion Releases New Paperback Edition of THE YEAR OF GOODBYES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Disney-Hyperion Books has just released the paperback edition of The Year of Goodbyes, Debbie Levy's award-winning book that tells the story of her mother's last year living as a girl in Nazi Germany in 1938. (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At DonmarFull Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Donmar Warehouse has confirmed the full cast for The Vote. Joining the previously announced cast, Eddie Arnold, MyAnna Buring, Stavros Demetraki, Tommy French, Joanna Griffin, Gerard Horan, Chukwudi Iwuji, Stephen Kennedy, Beverley Longhurst, Andrew McDonald, Bhasker Patel, Penny Ryder and Michael Shaeffer complete an ensemble of actors who will represent the team of polling station volunteers, polling officers, and the diverse array of characters that are the voting public. (more...)

Exclusive: 13th Street Theater to Celebrate Bessie Smith This WeekendExclusive: 13th Street Theater to Celebrate Bessie Smith This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will honor the woman widely considered to be the world's greatest blues singer by making Sunday, April 19th, 'Bessie Smith Day.' The theater will be offering free admission to its new hit show, 'Mad About the Boy' (which includes a tribute to Smith) to anyone who can sing a chorus of a song recorded by Smith. ASCAP award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa, who's created and produced 'Mad About the Boy,' will also award prizes to those who do the best job of singing Smith's songs. Deffaa--who profiled Smith in the book 'Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance' (Sourcebooks, Inc.) and has lectured on her (most recently at the University of Idaho)--will be the judge, assisted by members of his theater company. (more...)

Mamie Gummer, Boyd Gaines & More Join OUR CLASS Staged Reading During Holocaust Remembrance WeekMamie Gummer, Boyd Gaines & More Join OUR CLASS Staged Reading During Holocaust Remembrance Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Following critically-acclaimed runs at London's National Theater and Philadelphia's The Wilma Theater along with recognition in Israel and throughout Europe, The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center and the Polish Cultural Institute New York present a one-night-only staged reading of Our Class by Tadeusz S?obodzianek. The cast includes Emmy, Oscar and Tony-winner Ellen Burstyn; Obie winner Alvin Epstein; Tony-nominee Boyd Gaines; Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife, Emily Owens, M.D.); Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk); Grant Kretchik; Obie winner Brian Murray; John Pankow (Episodes, Mad About You); Obie winner Austin Pendleton. The staged reading is directed by Cosmin Chivu and includes original music by Jesse Selengut performed by Tatiana Eva-Marie (vocal), Marius Mihalache (cimbalom) and Stefan Zeniuk (clarinet). Previously announced performers, Nina Arianda, Kim Cattrall and Hunter Parrish, are no longer available to participate in the reading. (more...)

Casts of BEAUTIFUL, HERE LIES LOVE & More to Perform at 2015 Olivier Awards!Casts of BEAUTIFUL, HERE LIES LOVE & More to Perform at 2015 Olivier Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The Olivier Awards with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - has revealed further details of the 2015 ceremony to be held on Sunday 12 April at the Royal Opera House and broadcast from 22:15 that evening on ITV in a full highlights package. (more...)

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