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I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE Extends Through March
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012

Broadway In Chicago has announced that I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, the brand new hit musical stage show adapted from the longest-running and most beloved television program in history, starring Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel: America's favorite foursome, is extending by popular demand at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 East Chestnut St.). A new block of tickets for performances Dec. 29, 2012 - March 3, 2013 go on-sale Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at 10 a.m.

Alan Wasser, Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader and Mark Shacket Form Foresight Theatrical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

Longtime theatrical colleagues Alan Wasser, Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader and Mark Shacket announced today the formation of Foresight Theatrical LLC, a new company which will provide general management and executive producing services for Broadway, off-Broadway, touring theatrical productions and other live entertainment.

William Ivey Long, David Henry Hwang, and More Included in 2013 Tony Administration and Management Committees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

The Tony Awards has just announced members of the 2012-13 Administration and Management Committees for next season's ceremony. The 2012-13 management committee will include: Mark Abrahams, Kristin Caskey, Ted Chapin, Sondra Gilman, James Higgins, Heather Hitchens, Paul Libin, William Ivey Long, Michael Price, Jane Safer, Charlotte St. Martin, Scott Sanders, Nick Scandalios, Thomas Viertel, Robert Wankel, and Barry Weissler.

65th Annual Tony Awards Broadcast Honored with Fourth Emmy Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

The June 2012 broadcast of the 65th Annual Tony Awards was honored last night with a fourth Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. The award was accepted by Glenn Weiss, who had previously won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2003 for the 56th Annual Tony Awards. The 2012 Tony Awards Telecast was also honored with three Emmy Awards, which were presented at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony last week.

AVID Touring Teams Up with AWA Touring to Form AWA Partners
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2012

Alan Wasser, Allan Williams, and Alison Spiriti are pleased to announce that L. Glenn Poppleton and AVID Touring have joined forces with AWA Touring to create a new full-service Booking Agency called AWA Partners.

Alan Wasser Associates Won't Renew Tony Awards Contract; On Hunt for New Management
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Just released is a statement from Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League & Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing:

THE TONY AWARDS Telecast Now Available on iTunes and Amazon.com
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

For the first time ever, Broadway fans can own the entire 2012 Tony Awards Telecast, through iTunes and Amazon.com. Starting now, fans can purchase and watch this year's exciting telecast on their computer, tablet, phone and other devices.

CBS to Air 2012 Tony Awards, 6/10 - Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for THE 66th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® were announced today by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jim Parsons and Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement.

CBS to Air 2012 Tony Awards, 6/10 - Nominations Announced
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2012

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for THE 66th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® were announced today by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jim Parsons and Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement.

2012 Commemorative Tony Program to Be Made Available to Theater Fans
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2012

The 2012 Commemorative Tony Program will be distributed to the guests at the Beacon Theatre and for the first time, more than 25,000 copies will be made available to Broadway fans outside of the theatre.

Kristin Chenoweth & Jim Parsons to Announce Tony Nominations May 1st
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement will be co-hosted by Tony nominated actress Kristin Chenoweth and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Jim Parsons. Ted Chapin, Chairman of the American Theatre Wing; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing; Nick Scandalios, Chairman of The Broadway League; Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League; will also be on-hand.

Emanuel Azenberg to Be Honored with 'Lifetime Achievement' Tony Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2012

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced this year's recipient for the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. This year's award will be presented to producer Emanuel "Manny" Azenberg. The Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented at the 2012 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10th. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

LA FOLLIES Cast Complete; Jayne Houdyshell, Terri White & More Join Victoria Clark, Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines, Danny Burstein & Elaine Paige!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

Coming to the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre direct from Broadway for six weeks only, the Kennedy Center's critically acclaimed Broadway production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's "Follies," has now completed casting. "Follies" stars four-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Tony Award winner Victoria Clark, two-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, three-time Emmy Award nominee Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion. Maxwell, Burstein, Raines and Paige are all returning to the roles they originated on Broadway.

Director's Guild Honors Glenn Weiss & Team for 2011 Tony Award Direction
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2012

Glenn Weiss and the directing team of the 65th Annual Tony Awards, have been honored with a Directors Guild award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety. This is Mr. Weiss' eighth DGA nomination and third win. He won the Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2010 for the 64th Annual Tony Awards and in 2007 for The 61st Annual Tony Awards; and was previously nominated in this category in, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2002 and 2001 for the 62nd, 60th, 59th, 56th and 55th Annual Tony Awards.

Victoria Clark to Replace Bernadette Peters as 'Sally' in LA FOLLIES; Maxwell, Burstein, Raines & Paige to Transfer
by BWW - Jan 11, 2012

The Kennedy Center's critically acclaimed Broadway production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award®-winning musical Follies will transfer to the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for six weeks, and as BroadwayWorld reported last month, Bernadette Peters will not continue on with the rest of the cast for the transfer of the production. Now we have confirmed that Tony winner Victoria Clark will take over the role of Sally in her place. Also now officially confirmed to transfer with the production are co-stars Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines and Elaine Paige.

FOLLIES Begins Final Two Weeks of Broadway Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2012

The critically acclaimed Kennedy Center revival of FOLLIES, book by James Goldman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, begins its final 16 performances tonight at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). The production, directed by Eric Schaeffer with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore, will play its final performance on Sunday, January 22 prior to an engagement at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for six weeks only, May 3 through June 9, 2012.

Bernadette Peters Bids Adieu to FOLLIES Post Broadway; Will Not Star in LA Run
by BWW - Dec 22, 2011

Casting for the Los Angeles engagement of Follies has not yet been announced, and while it is presumed that at least some of the cast will be heading west, one star who will not make the trip is Bernadette Peters, who plays Sally Durant. A spokesperson for Peters tells BroadwayWorld that the star has concert obligations she must fulfill next spring, which will prevent her from continuing with the production. Peters will, of course, finish out the Broadway run through January 22.

STAGE TUBE: Just-Released Trailer for THE IRON LADY Opening 12/16
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2011

THE IRON LADY is coming to theaters on December 16h from The Weinstein Company. The historical drama is directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Abi Morgan. The cast includes Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Richard E. Grant and Roger Allam.

BREAKING NEWS: FOLLIES to Play LA's Ahmanson Theatre May - June 2012!
by BWW - Dec 6, 2011

The LA Times is reporting the breaking news that 'Center Theatre Group announced Tuesday that it would import the production now on Broadway that originated in May at Washington's Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Michael Ritchie, CTG's artistic director, said "we are currently in discussions" to lure members of the Broadway cast led by Bernadette Peters, Elaine Page, Jan Maxwell, Jayne Houdyshell and Danny Burstein. "Follies" is scheduled to close on Broadway Jan. 22 after a four-month run.'

Stephen Sondheim & Cast of FOLLIES Set for Barnes & Noble Album Signing Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2011

PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, will release the new two-disc set Broadway cast album of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed revival of FOLLIES on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. On Thursday, December 1st, Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, Elaine Paige and other members of the cast of FOLLIES will sign copies of the album at Barnes & Noble (150 E. 86th St; between Lexington & 3rd Ave.) beginning promptly at 4:00 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. The album is produced by Tommy Krasker.

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