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BWW Blog: Kathryn Mowat Murphy - Catching UpBWW Blog: Kathryn Mowat Murphy - Catching Up
by Guest Blogger: Kathryn Mowat Murphy - Sep 9, 2013

Well hello again, it's been a while since my last blog and my only reason is that I really didn't have a lot to say. I figured I wasn't just going to make stuff up or ramble on just for the sake to have a blog entry. Today was the day to write so here it is…… (more...)

Julie Halston to Host Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Gala Honoring Beth Williams, 12/9Julie Halston to Host Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Gala Honoring Beth Williams, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2013 Gimme A Break! benefit will honor producer Beth Williams on Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm, at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. (more...)

getTV to Present Monster Halloween Marathon Featuring Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price & More, 10/31getTV to Present Monster Halloween Marathon Featuring Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price & More, 10/31
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Trick or Treat with getTV this Halloween, as the network conjures a monster marathon loaded with witches, ghosts, vampires, and a slew of genre icons, on Friday, October 31. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Alessandro Nivola Join Roger Rees in Roundabout Theatre's THE WINSLOW BOY, Beg. TonightMichael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Alessandro Nivola Join Roger Rees in Roundabout Theatre's THE WINSLOW BOY, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company presents The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry', Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Grace Winslow', Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton' and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as 'Arthur Winslow'. (more...)

Andy Halliday's NOTHING BUT TRASH Reading Set for Today at TNCAndy Halliday's NOTHING BUT TRASH Reading Set for Today at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Casting was recently announced for the first public reading of NOTHING BUT TRASH, a satire of 1950's teen-angst films and gay pulp fiction, produced by Theater For The New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director), written by and starring Andy Halliday(of Charles Busch's Theatre-In-Limbo), with direction by G.R. Johnson (Bounce and Thunder, Seven11.2005). The reading, which is free and open to the public, takes place today, October 28th at 7:30pm in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Cumpsty, Mastrantonio, Nivola and More Join Rees in Roundabout's THE WINSLOW BOY, Opening TonightCumpsty, Mastrantonio, Nivola and More Join Rees in Roundabout's THE WINSLOW BOY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company presents The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry', Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Grace Winslow', Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton' and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as 'Arthur Winslow'. (more...)

Cast Announced for 10/28 Reading of Andy Halliday's NOTHING BUT TRASH at TNCCast Announced for 10/28 Reading of Andy Halliday's NOTHING BUT TRASH at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Casting has been announced for the first public reading of NOTHING BUT TRASH, a satire of 1950's teen-angst films and gay pulp fiction, produced by Theater For The New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director), written by and starring Andy Halliday(of Charles Busch's Theatre-In-Limbo), with direction by G.R. Johnson (Bounce and Thunder, Seven11.2005). The reading, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, October 28th at 7:30pm in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Tony Nominated Legend Charles Busch Comes To The UK For The First TimeTony Nominated Legend Charles Busch Comes To The UK For The First Time
by Craig Hepworth - Oct 10, 2014

Tony-nominated, Sundance Film Festival winner and Broadway and Off Broadway legend Charles Busch is finally heading to the UK for three performances only of his critically acclaimed cabaret act that has been playing to rave reviews and standing ovations around America including at the iconic 54 Below in New York. (more...)

Varla Jean Merman and Charles Busch Set for New Orleans' Cafe Istanbul, 12/3Varla Jean Merman and Charles Busch Set for New Orleans' Cafe Istanbul, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Next Tuesday, join Varla Jean Merman for a performance by star of stage and screen, Charles Busch -- plus a very special after-party! (more...)

Charles Busch Comes to Actor's Express, 12/6Charles Busch Comes to Actor's Express, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Actor's Express announces an exciting late addition to the Winter Dark Nights Series: "CHARLES BUSCH featuring Tom Judson on the Piano", for ONE NIGHT ONLY, on December 6 at 8pm. Actor, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director, drag legend. Broadway and off-Broadway star, Charles Busch will grace the stage at Actor's Express for this special engagement! (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Santino Fontana & More to Perform at Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Benefit, 12/9Jessie Mueller, Santino Fontana & More to Perform at Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Benefit, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2013 Gimme A Break! benefit will honor producer Beth Williams on Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm, at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. (more...)

Barrett Foa Begins Performances Tonight in BUYER & CELLAR!Barrett Foa Begins Performances Tonight in BUYER & CELLAR!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star and Broadway veteran Barrett Foa (Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q, ...Spelling Bee) will begin performances as Alex More in the smash hit comedy Buyer & Cellar tonight, May 27, 2014 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). For the past five seasons, Barrett Foa has co-starred opposite LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell as tech geek Eric Beale on CBS' top-rated hit series 'NCIS: Los Angeles' which is currently the #2 show on television. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Nigel Lythgoe Talks Dance Crews, Broadway, and Justin BieberBWW Interviews: Nigel Lythgoe Talks Dance Crews, Broadway, and Justin Bieber
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2014

The 11th season of SYTYCD begins this Wednesday, May 28th at 8:00/7:00 C. Recently I participated in a conference call with the show's creator, Executive Producer, and judge Nigel Lythgoe. In the excerpts from the conversation below, Uncle Nigel talked about the changes for this season, SYTYCD alums on Broadway, and Justin Bieber… yes Justin Bieber (bonus points if you can pick out the questions I asked). (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces Upcoming Saturday Nights, Including Poundstone, Lewis and BuschBay Street Theater Announces Upcoming Saturday Nights, Including Poundstone, Lewis and Busch
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce three upcoming special Saturday nights beginning Memorial Weekend on May 24 with Paula Poundstone. Richard Lewis will be on stage June 2l and audiences can spend "A Divine Evening with Charles Busch," accompanied by Tom Judson on July 26. All shows start at 8 pm. These special evenings include VIP ticket opportunity to mix and mingle with the artist at a cocktail party either before or following the performance, depending upon the night. Tickets are available on line at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carl Andress, Max von Essen, Mary Testa and More Visit Julie Halston at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Carl Andress, Max von Essen, Mary Testa and More Visit Julie Halston at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Julie Halston has a lot of friends. She is certainly adored by some super-talented show biz glitterati, like Carl Andress, Mary Testa, Julia Murney, Max von Essen, Ms. Halston, Justin Squigs Robertson, David Garrison and Dan Butler, who attended 'Classical Julie' at Birdland this Monday, March 18. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Gingold Theatrical Group's 2014 Golden Shamrock GalaPhoto Coverage: Inside Gingold Theatrical Group's 2014 Golden Shamrock Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of David Staller, honored philanthropist Anita Jaffe and playwright/actor Charles Busch at its Annual Golden Shamrock Gala, earlier this week at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Ave at 14th Street). The GTG Golden Shamrock Award is given annually for artistic contribution to society. Past honorees include Terrence McNally, Judith Ivey, Brian Murray, and Robert Osborne. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night abd you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston Continues at Birdland in CLASSICAL JULIEPhoto Coverage: Julie Halston Continues at Birdland in CLASSICAL JULIE
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2013

Comic actress Julie Halston takes to the stage in her inimitable fashion with the new evening, CLASSICAL JULIE, which will continue on March 18 and 25 at 7 p.m. at Birdland (315 West 44th Street in Manhattan) as part of The Broadway at Birdland concert series. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the concert below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- THE BIG KNIFE's Richard Kind on the Thrill of Being Invited to the Tonys PartyBWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- THE BIG KNIFE's Richard Kind on the Thrill of Being Invited to the Tonys Party
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Richard Kind, a nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for The Big Knife. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Cult Comedy Classic PSYCHO BEACH PARTY Rides the Wave into Austin, 6/27-7/13Cult Comedy Classic PSYCHO BEACH PARTY Rides the Wave into Austin, 6/27-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Don't forget the laughs. The City Theatre Company has plenty in their production of the Charles Busch high camp comedy playing June 27 through July 13 at City Theatre. (more...)

City Theatre Company to Stage PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, 6/27-7/13City Theatre Company to Stage PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, 6/27-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Sand. Sun. Surfboards. Boys. Bikinis. Beaches. It's a party! A 'Psycho Beach Party!' And laughs. Don't forget the laughs. The City Theatre Company has plenty in their production of the Charles Busch high camp comedy playing June 27 through July 13 at City Theatre. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Host A DIVINE EVENING WITH CHARLES BUSCH, 7/26Bay Street Theater to Host A DIVINE EVENING WITH CHARLES BUSCH, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced 'A Divine Evening with Charles Busch,' accompanied by Tom Judson on Saturday, July 26. (more...)

Tom Dugan's WIESENTHAL to Begin Performances 10/24 at Theatre RowTom Dugan's WIESENTHAL to Begin Performances 10/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Tony Award winner Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart) and Karyl Lynn Burns (The Best is Yet to Come) present the New York premiere of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Wiesenthal launches a limited 14-week engagement, from October 24 through February 1, at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street). Opening night is November 5. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Alessandro Nivola to Join Roger Rees in Roundabout Theatre's THE WINSLOW BOYMichael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Alessandro Nivola to Join Roger Rees in Roundabout Theatre's THE WINSLOW BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the Broadway cast of The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry', Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Grace Winslow', Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton' and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as 'Arthur Winslow'. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Actor and Drag Star Charles Busch, 9/25-26Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Actor and Drag Star Charles Busch, 9/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome acclaimed actor, Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend, Charles Busch, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Thursday, September 25 (8 p.m.) and Friday, September 26 (8 p.m.). Chock full of outrageous personal stories, original characters, and classic songs - all perfumed with his own unique form of glamour - Busch will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with a brand-new cabaret act. Joined by his longtime musical director Tom Judson, audiences can expect laughter, music, tears and sequins! Tickets for Charles Busch range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Cast Complete for the Peccadillo Theater Company's THE SILVER CORD Reading; Wesley Taylor, Molly Camp and More Join Charles BuschCast Complete for the Peccadillo Theater Company's THE SILVER CORD Reading; Wesley Taylor, Molly Camp and More Join Charles Busch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Prolific actor, playwright and screenwriter Charles Busch is set to star in The Peccadillo Theater Company's upcoming staged reading of Sidney Howard's 1926 play THE SILVER CORD Monday, January 14 at 7 PM at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.) Under the direction of OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman, the cast will also feature Jessie Austrian (Cymbeline), Molly Camp (The Heiress), Robert Eli (Saturn Returns), and Wesley Taylor ('Smash,' Rock of Ages). (more...)

Tim Burke, Tim McGarrigal & More to Lead NOTHING BUT TRASH at TNC; Full Cast AnnouncedTim Burke, Tim McGarrigal & More to Lead NOTHING BUT TRASH at TNC; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Theater For The New City has announced the complete cast for the upcoming world premiere of Andy Halliday's NOTHING BUT TRASH, a satire of 1950's teen-angst films and gay pulp fiction. G.R. Johnson (Bounce and Thunder, Seven11.2005) will direct. (more...)

Charles Busch to Lead THE SILVER CORD for Peccadillo Theater Company, 1/14Charles Busch to Lead THE SILVER CORD for Peccadillo Theater Company, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2013

Prolific actor, playwright and screenwriter Charles Busch is set to star in The Peccadillo Theater Company's upcoming staged reading of Sidney Howard's 1926 play THE SILVER CORD Monday, January 14 at 7 PM at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.) under the direction of OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. The entire cast will be announced early next week. (more...)

Theater for the New City's LOVE ‘N' COURAGE Gala to Honor Charles Busch, 2/25Theater for the New City's LOVE ‘N' COURAGE Gala to Honor Charles Busch, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

The Pulitzer Prize and OBIE Award-winning Theatre for the New City (TNC) will hold its 10th Annual LOVE ‘N' COURAGE benefit gala on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan), this year honoring award-winning actor and playwright Charles Busch, it has been announced by Crystal Field, co-founder and artistic director of Theater for the New City. The LOVE ‘N' COURAGE celebration will begin with cocktails at 6:30pm, with dinner following at 7:00pm, and performances at 8:00pm. Proceeds benefit the Emerging Playwrights' Program at Theater for the New City, located at 155 First Avenue in the East Village, where it remains one of the few remaining outposts for experimental and political theater in 21st century New York. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Music Marches To The Fore In The Paramount's Postcard-Pretty THE MUSIC MANBWW Reviews: Music Marches To The Fore In The Paramount's Postcard-Pretty THE MUSIC MAN
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 20, 2013

In the Paramount's production, directed and choregraphed by Rachel Rockwell, the show lives and breathes in the very music that a con man and flim-flam artist, "Professor Harold Hill," uses to sell band instruments, uniforms and instruction booklets to the parents of young boys he knows he cannot really teach. Music is everywhere,... (more...)

Primary Stages' THE TRIBUTE ARTIST with Charles Busch Opens this SundayPrimary Stages' THE TRIBUTE ARTIST with Charles Busch Opens this Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Primary Stages, Daryl Roth, and Ted Snowdon in association with Jamie deRoy present The Tribute Artist, a new world premiere comedy written by and starring Tony-nominee Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Olive and the Bitter Herbs). Now playing through March 16 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters, opening night is Sunday, February 9 at 6pm. Directed by Busch's long-time collaborator Carl Andress (The Divine Sister, The Third Story), the cast will also feature Mary Bacon (Harrison, TX...; Giant), Cynthia Harris (Lost in Yonkers, 'Mad About You'), Julie Halston (Olive and the Bitter Herbs, Anything Goes) Keira Keeley (Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie), and Jonathan Walker (The Assembled Parties, The Divine Sister). (more...)

Charles Busch & Anita Jaffe to be Honored at Gingold Theatrical Group's Golden Shamrock Gala, 3/17Charles Busch & Anita Jaffe to be Honored at Gingold Theatrical Group's Golden Shamrock Gala, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of David Staller, will honor philanthropist Anita Jaffe and playwright/actor Charles Busch at its Annual Golden Shamrock Gala, St. Patrick's Day, March 17, at Manhattan Penthouse(80 Fifth Ave at 14th Street). (more...)

Julie Halston Brings CLASSICAL JULIE to Birdland in MarchJulie Halston Brings CLASSICAL JULIE to Birdland in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

Comic actress Julie Halston will take to the stage in her inimitable fashion with the new evening, CLASSICAL JULIE on Mondays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 7 p.m. at Birdland (315 West 44th Street in Manhattan) as part of The Broadway at Birdland concert series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Gala Honors Charles BuschPhoto Coverage: Theater for the New City Gala Honors Charles Busch
by Walter McBride - Feb 26, 2013

The Pulitzer Prize and OBIE Award-winning Theatre for the New City (TNC) held its 10th Annual LOVE 'N' COURAGE benefit gala last night, February 25, 2013 at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan), this year honoring award-winning actor and playwright Charles Busch. Hosts for LOVE 'N' COURAGE were composer and singer Phoebe Legere and playwright/filmmaker Matt Morillo ('Maid of Honor'). The performers at this year's show included Mr. Busch, The Love Show, dancer/choreographer Kitty Lunn and Infinity Dance, juggler supreme John Grimaldi, Carol Freeman, Luba Mason, KT Sullivan, Tammy Grimes, Drew Pulver, Mark Marcante and Crystal Field. BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

2-Night BACHELOR Special Event Concludes Tonight on ABC2-Night BACHELOR Special Event Concludes Tonight on ABC
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The two-night Bachelor special event concludes as romantic adventures await Juan Pablo and the final three women – Andi, Clare and Nikki – as they travel to the lush Carribean island St. Lucia. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELOR on ABC - Tuesday, February 25, 2014Scoop: THE BACHELOR on ABC - Tuesday, February 25, 2014
by - Feb 25, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Tuesday, February 25, 2014! (more...)

Boyd Gaines to Direct Bucks County Playhouse's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, Summer 2013Boyd Gaines to Direct Bucks County Playhouse's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, Summer 2013
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse has announced that Charles Busch's Tony Nominated play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines will be the final production of the 2013 Summer season. Performances run from Thursday, August 15th through Sunday, September 1st at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA). The cast will be announced shortly. (more...)

Primary Stages' THE TRIBUTE ARTIST Extends Through March 30thPrimary Stages' THE TRIBUTE ARTIST Extends Through March 30th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Primary Stages, Daryl Roth, and Ted Snowdon in association with Jamie deRoy has announced a two week extension for The Tribute Artist, a new world premiere comedy written by and starring Tony-nominee Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Olive and the Bitter Herbs). Extended through March 30 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters, the production is directed by Busch's long-time collaborator Carl Andress (The Divine Sister, The Third Story), and features Mary Bacon (Harrison, TX...; Giant), Cynthia Harris (Lost in Yonkers, 'Mad About You'), Julie Halston (Olive and the Bitter Herbs, Anything Goes) Keira Keeley (Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie), and Jonathan Walker (The Assembled Parties, The Divine Sister). (more...)

Transport Group Benefit Gala Honors Christian Borle, Sue Frost and Paul Huntley TonightTransport Group Benefit Gala Honors Christian Borle, Sue Frost and Paul Huntley Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2012

Transport Group presents GIMME A BREAK! an evening of performances honoring Christian Borle, Sue Frost, and Paul Huntley at it's benefit gala tonight, December 10, 2012, at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue. The GIMME A BREAK! performance features Broadway stars sharing their 'big break' moments in story and song. (more...)

Charles Busch Comes to Actor's Express, TodayCharles Busch Comes to Actor's Express, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Actor's Express announces an exciting late addition to the Winter Dark Nights Series: "CHARLES BUSCH featuring Tom Judson on the Piano", for ONE NIGHT ONLY, on December 6 at 8pm. Actor, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director, drag legend. Broadway and off-Broadway star, Charles Busch will grace the stage at Actor's Express for this special engagement! (more...)

Julie Halston to Host Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Gala Honoring Beth Williams, 12/9Julie Halston to Host Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Gala Honoring Beth Williams, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2013 Gimme A Break! benefit will honor producer Beth Williams on Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm, at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. (more...)

Varla Jean Merman and Charles Busch Set for New Orleans' Cafe Istanbul TonightVarla Jean Merman and Charles Busch Set for New Orleans' Cafe Istanbul Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Tonight, join Varla Jean Merman for a performance by star of stage and screen, Charles Busch -- plus a very special after-party! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Diane Paulus Introduces THE GLASS MENAGERIE at A.R.T.STAGE TUBE: Diane Paulus Introduces THE GLASS MENAGERIE at A.R.T.
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2012

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), presents Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie in February 2013, to be directed by Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany. Multiple Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones returns to the A.R.T. to play Amanda Wingfield, and will be joined by Zachary Quinto as Tom, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as the Gentleman Caller. The Tony Award-winning design team includes set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by Clive Goodwin. Artistic Director Diane Paulus introduces the show in the video below. Click to watch! (more...)

Julie Halston, Mary Bacon & More to Join Charles Busch in THE TRIBUTE ARTIST at Primary StagesJulie Halston, Mary Bacon & More to Join Charles Busch in THE TRIBUTE ARTIST at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Primary Stages continues their 29th season with The Tribute Artist, a new world premiere comedy written by and starring Tony-nominee Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Olive and the Bitter Herbs). Directed by Busch's long-time collaborator Carl Andress (The Divine Sister, The Third Story), the cast will also feature Mary Bacon (Harrison, TX...; Giant), Cynthia Harris (Lost in Yonkers, 'Mad About You'), Julie Halston (Olive and the Bitter Herbs, Anything Goes) Keira Keeley (Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie), and Jonathan Walker (The Assembled Parties, The Divine Sister). The Tribute Artist runs January 21-March 16 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Sunday, February 9 at 6pm. (more...)

Cast of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Jenn Colella and More Perform at Transport Group's Benefit Gala TonightCast of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Jenn Colella and More Perform at Transport Group's Benefit Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

Transport Group has announced that, Jenn Colella, Tyne Daly, Montego Glover, Ann Harada, Elizabeth Stanley, and Sally Wilfert will perform at its gala benefit GIMME A BREAK! honoring Christian Borle, Sue Frost, and Paul Huntley tonight, December 10, 2012 at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue. The evening will be hosted by Julie Halston and will feature a special performance by the cast of the Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

Sutton Foster Set for Broadway @ NOCCA Concert Series, April 21, 2014Sutton Foster Set for Broadway @ NOCCA Concert Series, April 21, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

On the heels of its successful first season in 2012/13, the Broadway @ NOCCA concert series has already updated the lineup for its second season. Five of New York theater's leading ladies (one of whom is famously a man in disguise) will perform in New Orleans in 2013/14 as the popular series leaps again to NOCCA's Lupin Hall from its original summer home at The Art House in Provincetown, MA. The series is hosted again by Sirius/XM radio star Seth Rudetsky at piano. The 2013 - 2014 Broadway @ NOCCA Season is made possible by the generous support of The New Orleans Hotel Collection and Gambit. (more...)

Boyd Gaines to Direct Bucks County Playhouse's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, Summer 2013Boyd Gaines to Direct Bucks County Playhouse's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, Summer 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse has announced that Charles Busch's Tony Nominated play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines will be the final production of the 2013 Summer season. Performances run from Thursday, August 15th through Today, September 1st at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA). The cast will be announced shortly. (more...)

Charles Busch's DIE! MOMMIE, DIE! to Make Bay Area Debut at NCTC, 10/5-11/2Charles Busch's DIE! MOMMIE, DIE! to Make Bay Area Debut at NCTC, 10/5-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

New Conservatory Theatre Center welcomes back the Hollywood glamour and camp hilarity of Charles Busch with the Bay Area Premiere of Die! Mommie, Die!. (more...)

Boyd Gaines Directs Bucks County Playhouse's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, Now thru 9/1Boyd Gaines Directs Bucks County Playhouse's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse has announced that Charles Busch's Tony Nominated play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines will be the final production of the 2013 Summer season. Performances run from tonight, August 15th through Sunday, September 1st at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA). (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Vet Barrett Foa to Begin Performances 5/27 in BUYER & CELLAR!Breaking News: Broadway Vet Barrett Foa to Begin Performances 5/27 in BUYER & CELLAR!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star and Broadway veteran Barrett Foa (Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q, ...Spelling Bee) will begin performances as Alex More in the smash hit comedy Buyer & Cellar on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). For the past five seasons, Barrett Foa has co-starred opposite LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell as tech geek Eric Beale on CBS' top-rated hit series 'NCIS: Los Angeles' which is currently the #2 show on television. (more...)

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