TV Film & Broadway Star Barbara Barrie Discloses Incurable Lung Disease Diagnosis
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Actress Barbara Barrie is sharing her story as an Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) patient by speaking out for the first time about her diagnosis with the incurable lung disease. (more...)

Patti Love Stars in UK Tour of JANE WENHAM: THE WITCH OF WALKERN, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Ria Parry will direct Patti Love in the title role of Rebecca Lenkiewicz's Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern. The world premiere production, from Out of Joint, Watford Palace Theatre and Arcola Theatre in association with Eastern Angles, will tour the UK from September 2015 to January 2016. (more...)

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Dutin Hoffman, and More Remember Mike Nichols
by Sally Henry - Sep 12, 2015

Last November, the Broadway community mourned the loss of acclaimed director, producer, writer, and performer Mike Nichols, who passed away at age 83. Vanity Fair collected a thorough oral history of the EGOT-winner, as told in anecdotes and fond memories from film stars like Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Dustin Hoffman. See what these stars had to say about Nichols as a director and friend! (more...)

DON'T HUG ME, WE'RE MARRIED Begins Tomorrow at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical comedy Don't Hug Me, We're Married with book and lyrics by Phil Olson, music by Paul Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, choreography by Stan Mazin, and produced by Laura Coker for the Group Rep. The fifth in the popular Don't Hug Me series of musicals is set for a limited run, October 3rd through November 15th, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in the NoHo Theatre and Arts District - North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/18/2015 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Special Memorial Service for Acclaimed Director Mike Nichols In the Works
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Lorne Michaels, Brian Lourd, and Barry Diller are currently involved in planning the long overdue event (more...)


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Meryl Streep, Nathan Lane & More Set for Mike Nichols Memorial Service; SPAMALOT's Eric Idle, John Cleese to Perform
by Jessica Khan - Nov 3, 2015

Now, Elaine May has joined the lineup of hosts. Monty Python's Eric Idle and John Cleese are also set to perform (hopefully selections from SPAMALOT!), with readings and other music also planned. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mike Nichols
by Walter McBride - Nov 23, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director, producer, writer, and performer Mike Nichols, who passed away on Wednesday evening at age 83. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory on November 21st, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the last 30 or so years of his career. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Mike Nichols Remembrance - Brilliance On Broadway, In Hollywood & Far Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 21, 2014

In honor of his death, today we salute one of the most renowned and respected directors on Broadway, in Hollywood and far beyond, the one and only Mike Nichols. (more...)

Broadway Dims Lights Tonight in Honor of Mike Nichols
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director, producer, writer, and performer Mike Nichols, who passed away on Wednesday evening at age 83. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, November 21st, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Mike Nichols
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Yesterday, BWW reported the sad news that legendary director Mike Nichols passed away on Wednesday, November 19th at the age of 83. Today, The Recording Academy issued the following statement on his passing: (more...)

Lincoln Center to Pay Tribute to Mike Nichols on 65th Street Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

With the sad news of the passing of stage and screen director Mike Nichols, the distinctive digital signage (known as Blades) along West 65th Street at Lincoln Center will be lit tonight from 7:45 to 8:00 PM with a special message in his honor. (more...)

VIDEO: THE VIEW's Whoopi Goldberg Breaks Down Announcing News of Mike Nichols Passing
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Whoopi Goldberg couldn't hold back the tears on this morning's THE VIEW while announcing the death of her friend and colleague Mike Nichols. (more...)

Kendrick, Streep & More React to News of Mike Nichols' Passing; Updating Live
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

BWW earlier reported the sad news that EGOT winner and entertainment icon Mike Nichols passed away suddenly on Wednesday. Friends and colleagues have already turned to Twitter to express their sorrow at the unexpected news. BWW will continue to update the reactions as they are posted. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A Mike Nichols Retrospective: Remembering the Entertainment Icon
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2014

As reported earlier this morning, famed EGOT winner Mike Nichols died yesterday, Wednesday, November 19th at the age of 83. In honor of Nichols and his lasting legacy, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at his career, from the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors, to his beloved sketches with Elaine May. (more...)

EGOT Winner & Entertainment Icon Mike Nichols Dies at Age 83
by Movies News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

ABC News reports that EGOT winner and entertainment icon Mike Nichols passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 19th at the age of 83. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights Tomorrow in Honor of Mike Nichols
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director, producer, writer, and performer Mike Nichols, who passed away on Wednesday evening at age 83. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Friday, November 21st, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Elaine May to Helm PBS Documentary on Mike Nichols; Hanks, Streep & More to Appear
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

May has directed the first documentary about her former partner, American Masters: Mike Nichols (w.t.), premiering Friday, January 29, 2016, on PBS (check local listings) to launch the 30 th anniversary season of THIRTEEN's American Masters series. (more...)

ARMS AND THE MAN Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

The Old Globe presents George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, helmed by celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Old Globe presents George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume! (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 2015 Season to Feature Shakespeare, Stoppard & More
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

For 2015 Theater at Monmouth has planned a season of Magic, Murder, and Mayhem! Season 46 peeks into nature of reality and illusion, pokes fun at the foibles and fables of romances young and old, and will prick-up the hairs on the back of your neck. From Shakespeare to Stoppard and Coward to James, the 2015 Season is sure to be a perception-altering ride. (more...)

Cape Playhouse to Open 90th Anniversary Season with LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The historic Cape Playhouse's 90th season kicks off with one of Neil Simon's most irresistible comedies, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring Jennifer Cody and Daniel Pearce. Directed by Tim Threlfall, this classic comedy plays June 7 through 18.  (more...)

The Group Rep Premieres LOVE AGAIN Musical Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical Love Again, book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, lyrics by Russ and Haverty, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Richard Alan Woody and Jon Cortez for The Group Rep, with musical direction by Richard Berent. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to journey "Under The Sea" as it presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Wrenn Schmidt, Enver Gjokaj, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason and More in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Old Globe presents George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run now through June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is this Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Elizabeth Wilson
by Walter McBride - May 12, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Elizabeth Wilson, famous for roles in the Broadway productions of THREEPENNY OPERA, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, and STICKS AND BONES (for which she won a Tony Award), died on Saturday in her home in New Haven, Connecticut. She was 94. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Elizabeth Wilson Has Died
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

Elizabeth Wilson, famous for roles in the Broadway productions of THREEPENNY OPERA, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, and STICKS AND BONES (for which she won a Tony Award), died on Saturday in her home in New Haven, Connecticut. She was 94. (more...)

TIGER BY THE TAIL Runs Now thru 4/19 at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The Group Rep presents the west coast premiere of Frawley Becker's searing drama 'Tiger by the Tail' directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Richard Alan Woody and Frawley Becker. The play runs today, March 6th through April 19th, Todays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 2PM, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre located at the edge of the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present ENCHANTED APRIL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Bergen County Players, NJACT's 2015 Community Theatre of the Year, continues its 83rd season with Matthew Barber's Enchanted April. Directed by longtime member, Iris Weinhouse of Hillsdale, this romantic comedy will run from March 19, 2016 through April 16, 2016 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Show times are 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $21 for evening performances and $17 for matinees. (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Gene Saks Has Died at Age 93
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

Tony Award-winner Gene Saks, famous for directing Neil Simon plays, died of pneumonia on Saturday in his home in East Hampton, NY. He was 93. (more...)

ACT Will Open 50th Anniversary Season with CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Rehearsals have begun for a scorching new revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by Kurt Beattie in his final season as Artistic Director. The first play to kick off ACT's 50th Anniversary harkens back to our inaugural 1965 season when Cat on a Hot Tin Roof had its Seattle Premiere directed by ACT founder Gregory A. Falls. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP,4 4/15-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) continues its 56th season with The Mountaintop, Katori Hall's daring reimagining of a seminal event in American history, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn. The Mountaintop plays from April 15 through May 8- performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals' THE KING AND I Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam and hit classic Broadway musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I is making its North Texas debut at the Music Hall at Fair Park, produced by Michael A. Jenkins (six-time Tony Award winner) and Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc., beginning tonight. This exciting new production features a revamped script, timeless songs, and a new physical production with an entirely fresh interpretation of the musical. (more...)

TIGER BY THE TAIL to Run 3/6-4/19 at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Group Rep presents the west coast premiere of Frawley Becker's searing drama 'Tiger by the Tail' directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Richard Alan Woody and Frawley Becker. The play runs March 6th through April 19th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 2PM, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre located at the edge of the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals to Stage THE KING AND I, 3/20-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

?Based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam and hit classic Broadway musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I is making its North Texas debut at the Music Hall at Fair Park, produced by Michael A. Jenkins (six-time Tony Award winner) and Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. This exciting new production features a revamped script, timeless songs, and a new physical production with an entirely fresh interpretation of the musical. (more...)

Cherry Jones, Reed Birney & More to Join Primary Stages in Celebrating Elizabeth Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Primary Stages presents, 'A Celebration of Elizabeth Wilson,' a memorial tribute to the Tony Award winning actress and Theatre Hall of Fame honoree, on Monday, June 29 at 2PM at NYU Skriball Center for the Performing Arts located at 566 LaGuardia Place.  Cherry Jones, John Glover, Reed Birney, A.R. Gurney, Joyce Van Patten, Fritz Weaver, Casey Childs, Elizabeth Morton and other friends and colleagues will offer tributes. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Stages THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

BroadHollow Theatre Company presents The Prisoner of Second Avenue at The Bayway Arts Center, located at 265 East Main Street, East Islip. Neil Simon's comedy runs tonight, June 13, 2015 - June 28, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

Laura Griffith, Brandon O'Neill & More to Star in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The first play of ACT's 50th Anniversary Season will be packed with talent. Broadway alums and Seattle favorites Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill will play Maggie the Cat and Brick, one of the most iconic couples in the theatrical canon. John Aylward, a Seattle treasure who went on to make a name for himself in Hollywood with recurring roles on ER, The West Wing, and Mad Men, will play the family patriarch Big Daddy. Rounding out the cast of leading roles will be elite Seattle acting veteran Marianne Owen as Big Mama. Kurt Beattie, in his final year as Artistic Director will direct this powerhouse cast. (more...)

Mike Nichols Memorial to Be Held After New Year's
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Deadline writes that entertainment legend Mike Nichols will be honored with a memorial "sometime after New Year's" to give friends, family and colleagues a chance to pay their respects after the busy holiday season. (more...)

Patti Love to Star in UK Tour of JANE WENHAM: THE WITCH OF WALKERN; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Ria Parry will direct Patti Love in the title role of Rebecca Lenkiewicz's Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern. The world premiere production, from Out of Joint, Watford Palace Theatre and Arcola Theatre in association with Eastern Angles, will tour the UK from September 2015 to January 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced For Revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART
by Marianka Swain - Aug 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for first major revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART, nearly 20 years after its Royal Court premiere, co-produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres and the Orange Tree Theatre. Blue Heart brings them together to work again with key creatives David Mercatali and Angela Davies, who have worked on previous projects with both organisations. The play runs at Tobacco Factory Theatres 22 September-1 October, and at the Orange Tree Theatre 13 October-19 November. (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

The Group Rep to Premiere LOVE AGAIN Musical This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical Love Again, book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, lyrics by Russ and Haverty, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Richard Alan Woody and Jon Cortez for The Group Rep, with musical direction by Richard Berent. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Old Globe presents George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Lost In Yonkers - A Salute To Gene Saks, 1921-2015
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 2, 2015

Today we celebrate the life of one of the most influential comedy directors in Broadway history. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre to Stage THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE, 6/13-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

BroadHollow Theatre Company presents The Prisoner of Second Avenue at The Bayway Arts Center, located at 265 East Main Street, East Islip. Neil Simon's comedy runs June 13, 2015 - June 28, 2015. (more...)

Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Host Staged Reading of THE GROUP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present a FREE staged reading of THE GROUP: A Farce by Mercy Otis Warren, directed by Kristin Heckler, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm with an Introduction by dramaturg Melody Brooks. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is approximately 90 minutes. The performance is at The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com. (more...)

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