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88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro to Kick Off 11-Day Run This Thursday in Little Italy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The 88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival, will begin on Thursday, September 11 and continue through Sunday, September 21, 2014, The Feast is held annually on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for many thousands of Italian immigrants seeking a better life in the early years of the 20th century. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Beyond the bright lights of Broadway - the electric signage that led to its moniker as 'The Great White Way' -- exists another world: Off-Broadway, a varied and rich wellspring of creativity and innovation. (more...)

FASHION POLICE Co-Hosts Giuliana Rancic & Kelly Osbourne React to Passing of Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Giuliana Rancic, who hosts E!'s popular FASHION POLICE weekly series paid tribute to her co-host, the late Joan Rivers in a statement released on Thursday. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OLD KIT BAG a Good Old-Fashioned Great Night Out
by David Fick - Sep 22, 2014

OLD KIT BAG is a small show with a big heart, paying tribute to the power that music has to bring people together in times of trouble. It is a good old-fashioned great night out. (more...)

Special Photo Flashback: Remembering Polly Bergen
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com reported yesterday the sad news that actress, singer and stage veteran Polly Bergen died today at her home in Connecticut, at 84 of natural causes. The star was surrounded by friends and family at the time of her passing. Today, we take a look back at photos of the star, taken by BWW's Walter McBride. (more...)

Broadway Vet Polly Bergen Dies at 84
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the sad news that actress, singer and stage veteran Polly Bergen died today at her home in Connecticut, at 84 of natural causes. The star was surrounded by friends and family at the time of her passing. (more...)

Robin Williams Remembrance Set for PBS's PIONEERS OF TELEVISION Series Next Week
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

In celebration of award-winning comedian, TV star, and film and stage actor Robin Williams, who lives on in fond memories of audiences worldwide, PBS will premiere ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED - A PIONEERS OF TELEVISION SPECIAL on September 9, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). (more...)

OLD KIT BAG to Play Rosebank Theatre, 17 September - 18 October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

It is the closing months of the First World War. The end is in sight, but the troops are being battered at the front. Morale is low having lost many brothers, but spirits are starting to rise after the arrival of the Americans into the trenches. In an effort to keep chins up, The Back to Front Players of the Royal Medical Army Corps are putting on a concert at the Medical Battalion in St. Julien, to come together for merrymaking during this brief hiatus from battle - a slither of joy and excitement before the darkness of war returns. (more...)

PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Memoriam Tribute to Joan Rivers, 9/23
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

American Masters will present an In Memoriam tribute broadcast of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) on Tuesday, September 23, 10:30 p.m.-12 midnight on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

2014 Feast Festival Program Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Adelaide is set to sparkle this November as the Feast Festival brings icons of stage, stand-up and screen from around the globe as part its 2014 program, officially launched in Adelaide last night. (more...)

In Remembrance of 9-11, Author Offers Free Book Download on Kindle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Expected End Entertainment, LLC, and EX3 Books announced today that Making Wings: Short Stories and Poems will be a free download to Kindle users as a memorial to victims of 9-11. Readers with Kindle devices or those who download the app on their iPhones and smartphones, tablets and other electronic reading devices can access the free download by going to Amazon. 'I dedicated Making Wings to three people, including my grandmother and my mother in-law who are deceased,' author C. Nathaniel Brown said. 'They were my biggest cheerleaders and I promised them that I would never forget them. Likewise, that has been our mantra since the terrorists' attacks on September 11, 2001... 'We will never forget!' Today, I want to honor the memories of each of the victims and let their families know that I will never forget." Making Wings is a collection of short stories and poems that range from quirky to funny to sexy. The title story, Making Wings, is a touching tale of a woman who impacts grieving families with her special gift of making angel wings to remember lost loved ones. The book is the first work of fiction published by Brown since his debut book, I Always Put the Seat Down. Making Wings will be available for free download until Sept. 14. Brown, who began his professional writing career as a newspaper reporter, is author of five successful books including The Business of My Book, and Xs, Os, and Ws: Inspirational Stories from Successful Basketball Coaches. He is also a writing coach and publishing consultant, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. For more information about Making Wings or C. Nathaniel Brown, contact Expected End Entertainment at (678) 744-4646. About Expected End Entertainment, LLC: Expected End Entertainment (EX3) is an Atlanta, Ga.-based full-service media and entertainment company that provides content for film, television, radio and the internet. Its book publishing division, EX3 Books, specializes in nonfiction publications and includes writing, editing, and publishing services among other resources for writers. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jane Lynch On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, GLEE Final Season, ANNIE On Broadway, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT Emmy Win, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Today we are talking to a two-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen star who counts a modern-day TV icon among her most memorable roles, none other than nefarious and outrageous Sue Sylvester on FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, the versatile Jane Lynch. Shedding light on her hosting duties for the upcoming GLBT equality charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, set to star Sting, Billy Porter and Patti LuPone, Lynch opens up about the importance of the cause and why she was drawn to participating in the show next week. Additionally, Lynch shares stories from her early theatre days - including performing in an amateur production of UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz's own musical GODSPELL. Plus, Lynch recounts her experiences performing material from beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE on GLEE - with the world premiere of "Little Girls" having been hosted right here on BroadwayWorld - as well as her reflections on starring as Miss Hannigan in the most recent Broadway revival of the popular show. Of course, Lynch shares a brief but tantalizing preview of what viewers and gleeks alike can expect from the final season of GLEE, now back where it all began at McKinley High in Lima, Ohio. All of that, new information on her upcoming onscreen reunion with GLEE co-star Matthew Morrison and much, much more! (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Full Schedule for KERRVILLE FALL MUSIC FESTIVAL Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The full schedule for the KERRVILLE FALL MUSIC FESTIVAL held on Labor Day Weekend, August 29 - 31, 2014, is available at http://www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org. (more...)

Olivier Winner Michael Ball to Host 2014 WEST END HEROES Gala at the Dominion, Sept 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Michael Ball, Britain's leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter, is announced today as the host of the 2014 West End Heroes gala concert. (more...)

12.14 Foundation's Summer 2014 Season to Include A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & THE 101 DALMATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The 12.14 Foundation will be producing two shows for its summer season incorporating 200 children from the Newtown-area as a continuation of its mission to promote personal development through high-level performing arts programs. (more...)

Patti LuPone Remembers Elaine Stritch in TIME Magazine Piece - 'I've Seen Greatness'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Following the passing of stage legend Elaine Stritch last week on July 17, TIME Magazine published a Remembrance piece by Patti LuPone. (more...)

Cape Welsh Choir to Perform at Montagu Youth Arts Festival, August 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Cape Welsh Choir will present one performance at the annual Montagu Music, Art, Dance and Drama Festival (MMADD), in the NG Church Hall on Saturday 9 August at 5:30pm. Their presence at the festival will be a great inspiration to the youth choirs competing at this year's festival that takes place from 6 to 16 August 2014. (more...)

2014 Fire Island Dance Festival Breaks Record with $533,860 Raised for Dancers Responding to AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and Remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Ailey II, Complexions, MOMIX, Jerry Mitchell & More Highlight the 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and Remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Scroll down for photos of some of the weekend's highlighted performances and of co-hosts Jerry Mitchell and Larry Keigwin! (more...)

GLEE's Ryan Murphy Commemorates Cory Monteith's Death
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2014

Broadway headliner and GLEE star Matthew Morrison has taken to Twitter to share a touching and emotional Remembrance of his deceased co-star from the hit FOX musical dramedy series, Cory Monteith, who passed a way a year ago this week. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Host 27th Annual HIV/AIDS Fundraiser, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites the public to its 27th annual Daedalus Project, a benefit for HIV/AIDS organizations, on Monday, August 18. This year's project will include a variety of events and fund-raising sales, beginning now and throughout the week of August 12-18. (more...)

GLEE's Dot-Marie Jones Remembers Cory Monteith
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 16, 2014

GLEE standout Dot-Marie Jones has taken to Twitter to share a touching and emotional Remembrance of her deceased former co-star from the hit FOX musical dramedy series, Cory Monteith, who passed a way a year ago this week. (more...)

Darren Criss Addresses 1-Year Anniversary Of Cory Monteith's Death
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 16, 2014

Broadway leading man and Glee star Darren Criss has taken to Twitter to share a Remembrance of his deceased former co-star from the hit FOX musical dramedy series, Cory Monteith, who passed a way a year ago this week. (more...)

Amber Riley Shares Remembrance Of Cory Monteith
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2014

Headliner and Glee star Amber Riley has taken to Twitter to share a touching and emotional Remembrance of her deceased former co-star from the hit FOX musical dramedy series, Cory Monteith, who passed a way a year ago this week. (more...)

Matthew Morrison Shares Emotional Remembrance Of Cory Monteith
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 14, 2014

Broadway headliner and GLEE star Matthew Morrison has taken to Twitter to share a touching and emotional Remembrance of his deceased co-star from the hit FOX musical dramedy series, Cory Monteith, who passed a way a year ago this week. (more...)

John Stamos Remembers Cory Monteith On 1-Year Anniversary
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 14, 2014

Broadway headliner and notable Glee guest star John Stamos has taken to Twitter to share a touching and emotional Remembrance of his deceased former co-star from the hit FOX musical dramedy series, Cory Monteith, who passed a way a year ago this week. (more...)

Lea Michele Honors Cory Monteith On Anniversary Of His Death
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 14, 2014

Broadway headliner and GLEE star Lea Michele has utilized social media to share a candid and moving Remembrance of her deceased co-star and paramour from the hit FOX musical dramedy series, Cory Monteith, who passed a way a year ago this week. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ISF's LES MISERABLES Is Full Of Les Talent Merveilleux
by Teresa Rodrick - Jul 14, 2014

LES MIS(ERABLE) is a musical that starts with a powerful song by the prisoners. The way that the director, Victoria Bussert began the production gave the impression that the story that you were about to hear was a Remembrance of Jean Valjean's life. I think when that happens, sometimes you pay more attention so you won't miss something important. (more...)

12.14 Foundation Set to Present 101 DALMATIANS & A ROCKIN MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The 12.14 Foundation will be producing two shows for its summer season incorporating 200 children from the Newtown area as a continuation of its mission to use the performing arts to promote healing and strength. (more...)

Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE Comes to Vancouver, Nov 11-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Get unstuck in time this November. Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five explores the human condition by reliving its most beautiful and heartbreaking moments. Experience the story of Billy Pilgrim, the man who becomes 'unstuck' in time, in the stage adaptation of Vonnegut's celebrated novel. As Pilgrim jumps uncontrollably between moments in his life, he bears witness to the true love, horror, war, and peace of recent and future generations. Witness Pilgrim's remarkable journey through time and space, love and hate, and everything that lies between - during his life as a young boy, as a soldier in World War II, and even as part of an exhibit inside an interstellar zoo. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger and More to Star in Lincoln Center's THE OLDEST BOY; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ernest Abuba, Joel de la Fuente, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, and Nami Yamamoto will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Sarah Ruhl's new play THE OLDEST BOY. The play, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 9 and open on Monday, November 3 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA Begins 8/20 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Georganne Aldrich Heller will present Laoisa Sexton's raw, visceral and provocative new play, THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA, a pitch black comedy set in Dublin, August 20th through September 7th at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan. The official opening is on Saturday, August 23rd at 8PM. Tim Ruddy Directs. www.thelastdaysofcleopatra.com (more...)

Pianist Rosa Antonelli to Perform in Carnegie Hall Benefit for LULAC's Education and Scholarship Programs, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The League of United Latin American Citizens Queens Council (LULAC) will present Argentinian pianist Rosa Antonelli in a special benefit concert on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra Debuts ConverZations Lecture Series, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Canton Symphony Orchestra's free lecture series, ConverZations, premieres atnoon on September 8th, 2014. ConverZations are public discussions with members of the CSO community on topics relating to music and the orchestra. The series continues at noon on the second Monday of every month from October 2014 to May 2015 in the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th St. NW-Canton. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Richard Attenborough Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 25, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and career of legendary actor, producer and director Richard Attenborough in honor of his death this week at the age of 90. (more...)

88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro to Kick Off September 11 in Little Italy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

The 88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival, will take place for 11 days starting Thursday, September 11 and continuing through Sunday, September 21, 2014, it was announced today by Joseph Mattone, President of Figli di San Gennaro (Children of San Gennaro), the not-for-profit community organization which has operated the Feast since 1996. The Feast is held annually on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for many thousands of Italian immigrants seeking a better life in the early years of the 20th century. (more...)

Cast Announced For Time Zone Theatre's SHOOT, I DIDN'T MEAN THAT and 'THE LAST DAYS OF MANKIND' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Marking the centenary of the outbreak of WW1, Time Zone Theatre and Austrian director Pamela Schermann invited British playwrights to respond to Karl Kraus's The Last Days of Mankind. The winning play, Shoot, I didn't mean that by Catriona Kerridge, will run alongside a staging of the epilogue of Kraus's epic. The resulting double-bill aims to encourage an intercultural dialogue about global conflicts combining a play by one of the most influential Austrian playwrights of the 20th century with an emerging British talent. (more...)

TCM to Honor Lauren Bacall with Film Marathon this September
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of legendary actress Lauren Bacall with a 24-hour marathon of memorable performances, including all four films in which she co-starred with husband Humphrey Bogart. (more...)

Disney Networks to Air ALADDIN Throughout this Weekend in Honor of Robin Williams
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

In fond Remembrance of one of the world's greatest and most beloved actors, Robin Williams, Disney's animated movie 'Aladdin' will be presented SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 and SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. Williams voiced the 1992 film's treasured character, Genie. (more...)

Portland's Only Latino Arts and Cultural Festival Returns with Milagro's LA LUNA NUEVA 2014, 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The sixth edition of La Luna Nueva Milagro's 31st season's inaugural event and Portland's only Latino arts and culture festival, shines at Milagro from September 12th to 28th. Since its creation in 2008, La Luna Nueva festival has opened the doors to local and international Latino artists of multiple disciplines to present and promote the wide and diverse spectrum of vibrant, multinational and pan-ethnic Latino art and cultural expressions like no other festival in the Pacific Northwest! (more...)

66th Annual Emmy Awards to Honor Robin Williams
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

People reports that the 66th Annual Emmy Awards, airing August 25 on NBC, will feature several tributes to Robin Williams. The comedic legend passed away on Monday at the age of 63. (more...)

Christina Applegate and Other Stars Presented at Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Christina Applegate, Jenna Elfman, Sarah Hyland, Paula Abdul, Mary Murphyand Elizabeth Berkley stepped forward as presenters at the annual Dizzy Feet Foundation gala to provide dance scholarships and opportunities to youth. (more...)

Revelation 13:18 Artist/Producer/Designer - This Calls For Wisdom (ASCAP)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ This Calls For WIsdom (ASCAP) (more...)

Seventh Annual LIVING FOR TODAY Set for Joe's Pub, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Head on downtown for the seventh annual Living for Today: "Shing-a-Ling: A Night with the Broadway Urchins" at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) on Monday, October 27 at 7pm for a concert that will make you "feel the sturm und drang in the air!' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/14 - WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' in D.C. and Robin Williams!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 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: Two Signature Theatre shows launch today -- one in NYC and one in D.C.! THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN begins previews off-Broadway, and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE opens in the capital. Plus, we tribute the great Robin Williams! (more...)

Marla Mindelle, Clark Thorell and More Join Newtown Kids for 12.14 Foundation's A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The 12.14 Foundation will be producing two shows for its summer season incorporating 200 children from the Newtown-area as a continuation of its mission to promote personal development through high-level performing arts programs. The first show A ROCKIN' Midsummer Night's Dream, a world premiere adaptation of one of Shakespeare's favorite plays will be performed tonight, August 1st, through August 10th. (more...)

Mabel Mercer Foundation Announces 25th Anniversary New York Cabaret Convention FOUR MAGICAL NIGHTS, 10/20 - 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

After more than two decades of exciting contribution to the New York musical scene, The Mabel Mercer Foundation hits a new high this autumn by producing its 25th annual New York Cabaret Convention for four evenings, October 20th-23rd. All performances begin at 6 o'clock at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway and 60th Street. (more...)

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