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The Dinner Party is a one-act comedy written by Neil Simon, about marriage and divorce. This is Simon's 31st play.

Anita F. Hill to Receive 2014 Sackler Center First Award at Brooklyn Museum, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The 2014 Sackler Center First Award honors Anita F. Hill for Speaking Truth to Power. The awards ceremony takes place at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, June 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. This annual award celebrates women who have broken gender barriers and made remarkable contributions in their fields, and will be presented to Hill by Museum Trustee Elizabeth A. Sackler and Gloria Steinem, with First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, Honorary Chair of the event. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for West Virginia (more...)

LCT's Platform Series Continues with Kristen Bush, Jan Maxwell & Michael Simpson, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season on Thursday, May 29 at 6 pm with KRISTEN BUSH, JAN MAXWELL and MICHAEL SIMPSON, cast members of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, currently playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Brooklyn Museum Receives $5 Million Gift from Leon Levy Foundation
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Leon Levy Foundation, led by Founding Trustee Shelby White, has made a leadership gift of $5 million to the Brooklyn Museum to endow the position of Director. It is the largest endowment gift to the Museum from a non-trustee donor and the largest gift from a foundation in more than a decade. The inaugural position of The Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum will be held by Arnold L. Lehman, who has been Director since 1997. (more...)

Joseph Assadourian's THE BULLPEN to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Actor/playwright Joseph Assadourian, like Charles Dutton and Lead Belly before him, discovered his theatrical voice while serving time behind bars. His new one-man play, The Bullpen, which he wrote and stars in, will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue) on Thursday, June 12th. Richard Hoehler directs this black comedy, which features Assadourian in 18 different roles. Opening night is set Sunday June 22nd. (more...)

AIP Hosts 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, Now thru 5/18 in Long Beach, NY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival today, May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

AIP Hosts 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival today, May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

THE LYONS to Run 5/30-6/22 at Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

In this dark comedy, Rita Lyons is the matriarch of a family facing major crossroads. Her husband Ben is dying, her adult children are wrestling with their own secrets, and what's worse - she can't decide how to redecorate her living room! As they gather in Ben's hospital room to say goodbye, these four very isolated people, who are as afraid of closeness as they are of solitude, attempt human connection with hysterical results. 'A terrific gem. You can't stop laughing.' - The Associated Press (more...)

AIP Hosts 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, 5/15-18
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

Beth Henley's CRIMES OF THE HEART Opens Tonight at Lakewood Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 61st season tonight, March 7, 2014 with Beth Henley's dramatic comedy, Crimes of the Heart. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Crimes of the Heart is a warm-hearted, irreverent and zany look at the plight of three Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Hilton Asmus Contemporary Presents TRIUMVIRATE: EXPRESSION OF THREE, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Triumvirate: Expression of Three, will feature the combined works of three artists who express their creations through their individual element: Jillian Maas Backman, through the stroke of a pen; John Moulder, through the sound of a musical note; and Arica Hilton, through the color on a painter's palette. (more...)

The Brooklyn Museum and the Prospect Park Alliance Present Judy Chicago's Fireworks Performance Piece, A BUTTERFLY FOR BROOKLYN, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

To celebrate her seventy-fifth birthday, artist Judy Chicago will create A Butterfly for Brooklyn, a monumental pyrotechnic performance piece drawing inspiration from her earliest explorations of feminist imagery, in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. The site-specific work, measuring approximately 200 feet wide by 180 feet high, will appear to levitate, swirl, and move. Presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance, the project is an outdoor component of the exhibition Chicago in L. A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1962-74, on view in the Sackler Center at the Museum from April 4 throughSeptember 28. A Butterfly for Brooklyn will transform the imagery Chicago used most famously in her iconic installation, The Dinner Party, into a twenty-minute fusion of color and dazzling visual effects on the Long Meadow of Prospect Park. (more...)

Swoon, Brooklyn Street Art, Ai Weiwei Films & More Set for Brooklyn Museum in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in April. Public programs include talks, late night events, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts. (more...)

Gregg Edelman and Penny Fuller to Join Kate Baldwin in Berkshire's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced additional casting for A Little Night Music. Four-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Gregg Edelman will play the role of Fredrik Egerman and Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Penny Fuller will play the role of Madame Armfeldt for BTG's 2014 summer musical. Ethan Heard, who directed BTG's 2013 hit murder mystery The Cat and the Canary, will direct Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical which also features Tony Award and Drama Desk nominee Kate Baldwin, internationally-acclaimed vocalist and actress Maureen O'Flynn, and Broadway and television actor Graham Rowat. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anne Rice Announces New Novel, PRINCE LESTAT, Set for Release 10/28
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2014

In this clip from her exclusive interview on The Dinner Party SHOW WITH CHRISTOPHER RICE AND ERIC SHAW QUINN, literary icon ANNE RICE reveals that her next novel will feature the return of one of the most popular vampires of all time, Lestat de Lioncourt. Check out the video below! (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

THE BULLPEN to Open 6/12 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Actor/playwright Joseph Assadourian, like Charles Dutton and Lead Belly before him, discovered his theatrical voice while serving time behind bars. His new one-man play, The Bullpen, which he wrote and stars in, will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue) on Thursday, June 12th. Richard Hoehler directs this dark comedy, which features Assadourian in 18 different roles. Opening night is set Sunday June 22nd, previews begin June 12th. (more...)

Elizabeth A. Sackler Elected First Woman Board Chair of Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Members of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum have elected Elizabeth A. Sackler, Board member since 2000, as the Museum's Chair. Dr. Sackler, the first woman in the nearly 200-year history of the Museum to serve in that position, is the founder of the Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. She succeeds retiring chair John S. Tamagni, who has served as Chair since 2011 and will continue to serve as an active Board member. (more...)

APPLAUSE's Penny Fuller Set for Q&A at Spiral Theater Studio, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

In Celebrating Penny Fuller's stellar career, she will be sharing the stage with Richard Skipper recounting a 50+ year career in theater, television, film and in cabaret. She will be telling these stories to Richard Skipper of 'Richard Skipper Celebrates!' who interviews celebrities by blog and in a live setting such as the Spiral Theater Studio to get the essence of the artist's complete body of work. (more...)

THE BULLEPEN OPENS Off-Broadway, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

From Cage to Stage - Actor/Writer Joe Assadourian will open his new one-man comedy The Bullpen Off-Broadway on Sunday, June 22nd, at The Playroom Theater. Released from Otisville Correctional Institution in October of 2013 after serving 12 of his 25 year sentence for attempted murder, Assadourian discovered his theatrical ability while reluctantly participating in a workshop behind bars lead by Off-Broadway solo-show Actor/Director Richard Hoehler. The duo has developed the work now for over two years, both inside and outside the state prison system, and it premieres Off-Broadway this summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes with Joseph Assadourian and More in THE BULLPEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Eric Krebs, in association with The Fortune Society, present THE BULLPEN, written and performed by Joseph Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. Scroll down to take a look behind the scenes of the off-Broadway show in previews! (more...)

Open Q&A with THE BULLPEN Creative Team to Follow Off-Broadway Performance, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Eric Krebs, in association with The Fortune Society, presents a special industry performance of THE BULLPEN, a new play written and performed by Joseph Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. The event is set for Friday, June 20th at 4 p.m. (more...)

NBC's FOOD FIGHTERS Pits Amateur Cooks Against Top Chefs, 7/22
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

It's the perfect recipe for the ultimate food battle when the best amateur cooks in America put their signature dishes to the test against five professional chefs in “Food Fighters,” a high-stakes culinary game premiering Tuesday, July 22 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/4/14 - A Star-Spangled, Spectacular Broadway Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 4, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's the Fourth of July (yay!) and PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH and NBC's MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR round up some of the hottest talent from Broadway and the music scene tonight, THEATER TALK remembers 1776's Peter Stone, and Center Stage's digital project MY AMERICA launches on Fandor! (more...)

Pop Singer Sariah to Appear in NYMF's ZOMBIE STRIPPERS THE MUSICAL, 7/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Spectre Productions, LLC will present the new Pop Musical, ZOMBIE STRIPPERS, featuring Billboard chart-topping pop singer Sariah ('Deep N Luv'), July 21 at 3PM, July 25 at 9PM & July 26 at 1PM, at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd St. ZOMBIE STRIPPERS is directed by Diane Englert with book, Lyrics and music by Mark LaPierre. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Adds PROMISES, PROMISES to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse has finalized their 12th season with the announcement of their holiday show, a revival of the 1968 Broadway hit Promises, Promises. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Direct BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey, 8/2-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Heartwarming, poignant -- and hilarious. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy, Broadway Bound, directed by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), who created the role of "Stanley" in the original Broadway production. The 8-week run at the Odyssey Theatre is set to open Aug. 2. (more...)


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Dog & Pony Theatre Celebrates 10th Anniversary with World Premiere of BREACH, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Dog & Pony Theatre Company kicks off its 10th anniversary with the world premiere of Breach by Egan Reich, a hyper-physical piece about five grieving women attempting to butcher a whale, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Co-artistic director and founder Krissy Vanderwarker directs. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Main Street Theater & Prague Shakespeare Company's MACBETH is Wickedly Thrilling
by David Clarke - Feb 28, 2014

Following last year's well-received and highly praised production of HENRY V, Main Street Theater and Prague Shakespeare Company have teamed up again to produce William Shakespeare's MACBETH. For this version of MACBETH, the play is condensed to an 80-minute one act and the plot moves with breakneck speeds through the familiar tale of witches, ambition, murder, and destruction. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Anything But a Drag
by Paul Batterson - Feb 20, 2014

Having future in-laws meet can often be a pretty awkward experience, especially when the two sets of parents reside on opposite sides of the political fence. Few meetings could be more awkward than the ones in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, a two-act musical being presented by Imagine Productions at Wall Street Nightclub in downtown Columbus. (more...)

Jan Maxwell, John Aylward, Barbara Garrick & More to Star in Anthony Giardina's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that John Aylward, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O'Rourke and Michael Simpson will be featured in its upcoming production of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, a new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION begins previews Thursday, April 10 and opens on Monday, May 5 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Additional casting for THE CITY OF CONVERSATION will be announced at a later date. (more...)

AstonRep to Stage WIT at Raven Theatre, 5/8-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

AstonRep Theatre Company continues its 2013-14 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama WIT by Margaret Edson, directed by Ensemble Member Derek Bertelsen, playing May 8 - June 8, 2014 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 24 at www.astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129. The press opening is Saturday, May 10 at 8 pm. (more...)

Beth Henley's CRIMES OF THE HEART to Open 3/7 at Lakewood Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 61st season Friday, March 7, 2014 with Beth Henley's dramatic comedy, Crimes of the Heart. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Crimes of the Heart is a warm-hearted, irreverent and zany look at the plight of three Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. (more...)

CHICAGO IN L.A. Exhibition Opens Today at the Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work 1963-74, the first survey on the East Coast of the artist's early career, will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from today, April 4 through September 28, 2014. (more...)

Geva Closes 2013-14 Mainstage Season with Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE, 4/22-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Geva Theatre Center' 41st Mainstage Season concludes with Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Directed by John Miller-Stephany, and with a cast led by Tony Award- winner Michael McGrath and Broadway veteran Noah Racey, this classic comedy begins performances on April 22 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 18. (more...)

AIP to Host 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, 5/15-18 in Long Beach, NY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for West Virginia (more...)

Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park Alliance Present Judy Chicago's Fireworks Performance Piece, A BUTTERFLY FOR BROOKLYN, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

To celebrate her seventy-fifth birthday, artist Judy Chicago will create A Butterfly for Brooklyn, a monumental pyrotechnic performance piece drawing inspiration from her earliest explorations of feminist imagery, in Brooklyn's Prospect Park tonight, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Old Opera House Theatre Presents THE DINNER PARTY, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Old Opera House Theatre Company presents Neil Simon's dramatic comedy The Dinner Party, directed by Glenn Frail, tonight, April 25 and April 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4, 2014. (more...)

BWW Review: Boston Theater Top to Bottom
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 24, 2014

There's something beautifully poetic in juxtaposing two current offerings by small theater companies in Boston. Bad Habit Productions celebrates ambitious women in Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS at the Boston Center for the Arts, while Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans are light years removed from Walt Disney in SNOW WHITE AND THE 7 BOTTOMS at Machine Nightclub in the shadow of Fenway Park. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Old Opera House to Present Neil Simon's THE DINNER PARTY
by Johnna Leary - Apr 23, 2014

Don't have any dinner plans this weekend? Come to the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV, for an evening of theater featuring an unusual play by a well-known American playwright. The Dinner Party, written by Neil Simon and directed by Glenn Frail, opens this weekend at the Old Opera House. Though the theater company has previously produced Neil Simon productions, this show is a bit unique. (more...)

Bravo's SOUTHERN CHARM Hits New Series High
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Last night's season finale of Bravo Media's “Southern Charm” scored 1.2 million total viewers and 680,000 P18-49, up 12 percent and eight percent, respectively, from the prior week's episode (04/14/14), according to Nielsen. This marks the highest-rated episode of the series among all key demos. Earlier in the night, “The Real Housewives of Orange County” delivered 1.8 million total viewers, marking an eight percent growth compared to last week's episode. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for West Virginia (more...)

Brooklyn Museum Presents Public Programs in May 2014 that Include ARTY FACTS: INSPIRATION CREATION, MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AND TOUR and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in May. Public programs include talks, late night events, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Penny Fuller Previews 54 BELOW SINGS APPLAUSE
by Walter McBride - Apr 12, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Penny Fuller previewed her show 54 BELOW SINGS APPLAUSE. BroadwayWorld was there for the event- check below for photos! (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present LOST IN YONKERS, 5/2-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, directed by Devon de Mayo. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 2 - June 8, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, May 9, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Old Opera House Theatre Company to Present THE DINNER PARTY, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Old Opera House Theatre Company presents Neil Simon's dramatic comedy The Dinner Party, directed by Glenn Frail, on April 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4, 2014. (more...)

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