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Interview with Actor Firdous Bamji
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Sep 9, 2014

Actor Firdous Bamji spoke with Education Dramaturg Ted Sod about his role in Indian Ink. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Don't Wait, Just Go See Seattle Shakes' GODOT
by Jay Irwin - Sep 8, 2014

Two tramps waiting by a tree in the middle of nowhere does not sound like the most engaging evening of theater. But when it comes from the absurdist mind of Samuel Beckett, you have one of the most thought provoking plays of the 20th century with his brilliant, "Waiting for Godot". But it's still not always engaging unless you have the right team putting it up. Fortunately Director George Mount has assembled a superb cast with an excellent take on the show that keeps it completely riveting. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Will Celebrate National Grandparents Day on 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

This Sunday, September 7th is National Grandparents Day. To celebrate the day, producers of You Can't Take It With You, which stars James Earl Jones as one of the most famous grandpas of the stage - Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, announce they will be honoring grandparents who have purchased tickets to see the 3 p.m. matinee. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Seattle Shakespeare's WAITING FOR GODOT, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Seattle Shakespeare Company's Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett will be directed by George Mount at the Falls Theatre at ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street, Seattle, WA. The show opens tonight, September 5, 2014, and plays through Sunday, September 21, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE MCGOWAN TRILOGY and PORT AUTHORITY Win Big at 2014 Origin's 1st Irish Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The 7th annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival handed out its jury-voted honors at an awards ceremony at Papillon Bistro and Bar, 22 East 54th Street, on Monday night. Edging out the competition were 'The McGowan Trilogy,' produced by the cell, which grabbed three awards (including best actress, best director and best design), and the Irish Repertory Theatre's 'Port Authority,' which garnered two top prizes -- for best actor and best production. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins' PITBULLS to Begin Performances in November at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkinsand directed by Leah Gardiner, will begin previews Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, November 20 at 8pm. Pitbulls plays through Saturday, December 13. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens tonight, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. (more...)

Entertainment Industry Celebrates Life of Robin Williams in San Fransisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, hundreds of entertainment industry members gathered in Curran Theatre (San Diego, CA) for a private memorial celebrating the life of the late Robin Williams. (more...)

Robin Williams Daughter Shares Message of Gratitude on Twitter
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Only a month after the tragic death of legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams, daughter Zelda Williams turned to Twitter to share her gratitude to fans for their unending support during these difficult weeks. (more...)

Raymond Burke's CARDINAL SINNE Comes to Glasgay! Festival, Oct 22-Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

An unsettling and unmissable new Glasgay! commission for the 2014 festival, Cardinal Sinne exposes all in a genre-defying production exploring the difficult issue of hypocrisy within the religious establishment as these ancient institutions struggle to come to terms with sexual modernity. CARDINAL SINNE by Raymond Burke and directed by Grant Smeaton will play Wednesday 22 October - Saturday 1 November 2014. (more...)

Robin Williams Daughter Returns to Twitter to Share Fierstein's Anti-Bullying Quote
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Zelda Williams has returned to Twitter after quitting the social media site days after the death of her father Robin Williams. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Gone Viral - 6-Year-Old Theatre Critic (And Euan Morton's Son)
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2014

Just last month, BroadwayWorld brought you a review of Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE from a special fan- six year-old Iain Armitage. Since then, the little theatre critic's thoughts on theatre have gone viral on Youtube. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Ripple Effect Theatre Company's WAITING FOR GODOT Begins 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Ripple Effect Theatre Company presents their inaugural play: Waiting for Godot. This tragicomedy in two acts comes to WorkISpace, located at 2701 Lawrence Street in Denver, on September 12 with performances through October 11. (more...)

Cast Announced for Israeli Stage's MAKE MY HEART FLUTTER on 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

An all-star, award-winning cast comes together to celebrate Israeli Stage's Fourth Birthday on November 2nd in Hanoch Levin's Make My Heart Flutter, directed by Israeli Stage's Founder Guy Ben-Aharon. The public performance will be followed by a 5PM private performance that will be held as a part of Israeli Stage's Inaugural Sabra Award Benefit honoring Arts Philanthropist Ted Cutler and President Lee Pelton of Emerson College. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT to Play Crucible Stage Prior to National Tour; 18 Sept - 18 Oct
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Rehearsals are now underway for Sheffield Theatres' and English Touring Theatre's co-production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which takes to the Crucible stage from Thursday 18 September to Saturday 18 October, prior to a six-date national tour. (more...)

Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Sets Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The producers of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You announce a student rush policy. A limited number of student rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased with a valid student ID at the box office of The Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) when the box office opens for the day of the performance on a first come first served basis. The box office of opens at 10am Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. Student rush tickets are $30 each (includes facilities fee) and are limited to one (1) ticket per valid student ID. (more...)

New York Times Writer to Pen Robin Williams Biography
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff, who wrote Robin Williams's obituary for the newspaper, will pen a biography on the actor. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins Previews Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU begins previews tonight, August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at 2014 Emmy Awards
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Billy Crystal honored the late Robin Williams tonight at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. You can watch the heartfelt tribute below. (more...)

Bruno Latour and Company to Tackle Climate Change in GAIA GLOBAL CIRCUS at The Kitchen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Kitchen and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism are pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Gaia Global Circus, a one-of-a-kind theatrical experiment that explores society's ambivalence toward mankind's greatest threat: global warming. (more...)

Steve Martin to Join Disney's MAGIC CAMP?
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steve Martin is in final negotiations to join Disney's upcoming family comedy MAGIC CAMP. Martin also just wrote a new draft of the script with Stu Zicherman (A.C.O.D.). (more...)

Theatre Pro Rata to Present 1984, Opening 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

On October 17th Theatre Pro Rata will open its 2014-15 season with an adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel 1984 at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, MN. The dystopian tale of an authoritarian government that controls every aspect of its citizens' lives has been adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Robin Williams
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

It's been over a week since the world lost entertainment legend Robin Williams, who passed away last Monday. The beloved actor and comedian was 63 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers Robin. (more...)

Andrea Martin to Discuss New Memoir Alongside Nathan Lane at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Join award winning actress Andrea Martin as she discusses her new memoir, Andrea Martin's Lady Parts with good friend Nathan Lane - a not-to-be missed conversation on the triumphs and challenges, both professional and personal of a lifetime in show business, including lots of laugher along the way. (more...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS Winners Announced - Cate Blanchett, Craig McLachlan, THE KING & I and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The 14th Annual Helpmann Awards were presented live from Sydney's Capitol Theatre and broadcast on Foxtel's Arena. Host Jonathan Biggins was joined by some of Australia's most talented performers and industry leaders to announce this year's winners while recognising the distinguished artistic achievement and excellence across the major disciplines of Australia's live performance industry. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Auditions Kittens!
by Walter McBride - Aug 18, 2014

The upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With begins previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. The New York Humane Society and the show's Animal Trainer, Bill Berloni just brought kittens over to the rehearsal studio for Scott and select cast members to find the right ones for the roles of the two kittens in the show. Check out a photo preview from the auditions below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Calling All Kitties! YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Holds Feline Auditions
by Walter McBride - Aug 18, 2014

The upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With begins previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. The New York Humane Society and the show's Animal Trainer, Bill Berloni just brought kittens over to the rehearsal studio for Scott and select cast members to find the right ones for the roles of the two kittens in the show. Check out full photo coverage from the auditions below! (more...)

VIDEO: Robin Williams Sent Well Wishes to Terminally Ill Fan Prior to Death
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

As one of his final acts of good will, Robin Williams recorded a video message for New Zealander Vivian Waller, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in January. Meeting Williams, along with marrying her partner and seeing her daughter's first birthday, made her bucket list. The late actor recently discovered her wish, though Waller had become too ill to travel, according to the Sunday Star Times - instead, sending her the video below that was released yesterday. (more...)

Bravo to Air Robin Williams' INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, 8/21
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Bravo Media's “Inside the Actors Studio” hosted by James Lipton, commemorates the life and career of legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams with a special broadcast of his appearance on the Emmy Award-winning series on Thursday, August 21 at 8pm ET/PT. The episode originally aired on Sunday, June 10, 2001, and for the 250th episode of “Inside the Actors Studio,” fans chose Williams' appearance as their favorite in a poll on BravoTV.com. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 Announced at Sydney's Capitol Theatre
by Jade Kops - Aug 17, 2014

The Helpmann Awards, which has recognised the achievements in live performance in Australia since 2001, is the Australian industry's equivalent of the Tony Awards and the Olivier Awards. (more...)

Avis-Marie Barnes, James Beaman & More Set for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 26th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF announces partial casting for the seven productions in its 2014-2015 Signature Series. Following an extensive nationwide search, Artistic Director Jim Helsinger has handpicked a talented group of Broadway veterans and local favorites to bring the Theater's 26th Season to life. (more...)

TV Land to Air 20/20: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS, 8/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

TV Land will air '20/20: The Life and Death of Robin Williams,' ABC's special tribute to the late Emmy(R) and Academy Award(R)-winning actor and comedian, this coming Sunday, August 17th at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 15, 2014

The upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With begins previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. Check out the marquee below! (more...)

Michael J. Fox Reacts to News of Robin Williams Parkinson's Diagnosis
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Upon hearing the news, actor Michael J. Fox, who also suffers from Parkinson's, took to Twitter to share that he was 'stunned' upon hearing the news about his close friend. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court to Stage Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, Opening 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader and featuring Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub. Opening night is Saturday, September 13, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Walt Disney's Twitter Tribute Depicts Robin Williams's 'Genie' in the Stars
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Walt Disney Company took to Twitter to honor the comedic genius who voiced the iconic character 'Genie' in the animated film ALADDIN. (more...)

Robin Williams' Wife Reveals Actor Was in Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Susan Schneider, the wife of Robin Williams, has today released a statement revealing that her husband was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease. (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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/14/14 - NEWSIES Reunion, LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE, Christmas in August and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 14, 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: NEWSIES will 'stop the presses' at 54 Below tonight, Abe's Favorite scenes from the Bard go center stage in the Berkshires, The Rockettes bring Christmas to Sixth Avenue and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway and Times Square Tribute the Late Robin Williams
by Walter McBride - Aug 14, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved actor and comedy legend Robin Williams, who passed away on Monday at age 63. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory last night, Wednesday, August 13th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a look at the Imperial and Music Box theaters, along with Times Square below. (more...)

PICT's 'SONS OF ULSTER' to Coincide with 2014 Centennial of WWI; Runs 9/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

PICT Classic Theatre's Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, by Frank McGuinness, opens just about 100 years after the historical WWI events that are authentically portrayed in the performance. Running September 4-20 at the Stephen Foster Memorial, the play, appropriate for ages 12+, leaves audiences with a better emotional understanding of events that changed the course of millions of lives and a sense of the surprising ways that WWI continues to shape the world today. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Theaters Dim Lights to Honor Robin Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved actor and comedy legend Robin Williams, who passed away on Monday at age 63. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory tonight, Wednesday, August 13th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a look at the Imperial and Music Box theaters below. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Performance and reality blend into an imaginative landscape in Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. Directed by George Mount, Waiting for Godot launches the company's 2014-2015 indoor season in September. Waiting for Godot is part of the city-wide Seattle Beckett Fest running August through November 2014. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights Tonight in Honor of Award-Winning Actor Robin Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved actor and comedy legend Robin Williams, who passed away on Monday at age 63. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, Wednesday, August 13th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Official Reveals New Details on Robin Williams' Death
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

As the world mourns the tragic loss of comedic great Robin Williams, more details have surfaced on how the actor died. According to the New York Times, a coroner's office official reported today that Williams hanged himself with a belt at his home on Monday, August 11, 2014. (more...)

Juilliard School Releases Statement on Passing of Robin Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Robin Williams was enrolled at The Juilliard School in the Diploma course from 1973-74 and in the B.F.A. program from 1974-75 to 1975-76. (He withdrew on February 10, 1976.) (more...)

ALADDIN's 'Genie' James Monroe Iglehart Releases Statement on Robin Williams' Passing- 'Robin Williams has influenced my life greatly'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

As the world mourns the loss of comedic great Robin Williams, James Monroe Iglehart, who currently plays the onstage counterpart to Williams' beloved 'Genie' from ALADDIN, released the following statement on the tragedy: (more...)

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