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Lindsey Kasabian Named Senior Vice President, Casting, Freeform Photo Lindsey Kasabian Named Senior Vice President, Casting, Freeform
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 15, 2021

Said Kasabian, “I’ve been so impressed with Tara’s vision for Freeform, so the chance to be a part of it was incredibly exciting. There is an energy to the network of risk-taking and enthusiasm that is palpable and invigorating. I am so grateful to my longtime mentor, Sharon Klein, for this opportunity and to Tara for inviting me to join her on this ride.”

Laura Heywood and Susan Vargo Launch Online Marketplace  'Applause Shop' to Help Thea Photo Laura Heywood and Susan Vargo Launch Online Marketplace 'Applause Shop' to Help Theatre Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2021

Laura Heywood and producer Susan Vargo (The SpongeBob Musical) have launched Applause Shop, an online marketplace designed to help theatre artists make ends meet, find joyful new homes for Broadway merchandise and memorabilia, and contribute to arts and social issues charities through financial support.

The 23rd Annual Long Island International Film Expo to Show Virtual and Drive-In Movi Photo The 23rd Annual Long Island International Film Expo to Show Virtual and Drive-In Movies
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2020

The Long Island International Film Expo is the premiere filmmaker community on Long Island, and one of the most respected festivals of its kind in the world; showing almost 200 short and feature-length films in many different genres each year.

Sean Rose's Grok Acting Studio To Premiere VIRTUAL THEATER: STORIES OF COLOR Photo Sean Rose's Grok Acting Studio To Premiere VIRTUAL THEATER: STORIES OF COLOR
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2020

On September 24th, at 8PM PT, the Grok Acting Studio will be premiering 'Virtual Theater - Stories of Color' of three selected short plays celebrating artists of color. The Grok Acting Studio, The Rose Theater Foundation for the Arts, and the Department of Cultural Affairs of Los Angeles have all contributed to making this series possible to bring audiences back to theater -- online due to the current pandemic.

Emily Skinner Joins Tim Realbuto, Erika Henningsen, and Nick Rehberger In THE GLASS M Photo Emily Skinner Joins Tim Realbuto, Erika Henningsen, and Nick Rehberger In THE GLASS MENAGERIE Benefit Reading
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2020

Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner has been tapped to star as matriarch Amanda Wingfield in the Actors Fund 'Friday Night Play Reading' series, created by Alison Tanney and Tim Realbuto.

Arts Garage Will Present TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Photo Arts Garage Will Present TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM
by Stephi Wild - Dec 26, 2019

Arts Garage is presenting the national touring company of an inspiring new musicala?"the perfect launch for Black History Month in February.

Latest Additions to 2020 Sundance Film Festival Announced Photo Latest Additions to 2020 Sundance Film Festival Announced
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 18, 2019

Sundance Institute adds three feature films to the 2020 Sundance Film Festival's robust slate of independent work today, alongside previously announced work. The Institute also confirmed that previously-announced Special Event, Love Fraud, will screen on Day One of the Festival. The Festival will take place in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 23–February 2, 2020.

Photo Coverage: Alanis Morissette & More Walk the Opening Night Red Carpet at JAGGED  Photo Photo Coverage: Alanis Morissette & More Walk the Opening Night Red Carpet at JAGGED LITTLE PILL
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 6, 2019

The best of Broadway walked the red carpet at the Broadhurst Theatre last night as  Jagged Little Pill celebrated opening night! BroadwayWorld was there and we're bringing you photos from the star-studded night below!

The 23rd Annual Long Island International Film Expo is Open for Submissions Photo The 23rd Annual Long Island International Film Expo is Open for Submissions
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 15, 2019

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is proud to announce that the 23rd annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE), Nassau County's longest running regional film festival, is now accepting submissions.

NBC To Produce ST. ELMO'S FIRE TV Series Photo NBC To Produce ST. ELMO'S FIRE TV Series
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 14, 2019

Variety reports that NBC will adapt the classic 1980s film 'St. Elmo's Fire' for television. 

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Photo Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Ben Rimalower - May 3, 2019

I can remember so well senior year of college when my friend Claudio came back from a trip to New York all abuzz over little drag rock show he'd seen Off-Broadway called Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I was grilling him for details on Audra and Marin in Ragtime and whether there was anything we could steal from Sam Mendes for our off-campus production of Cabaret, but Claudio only wanted to talk about Hedwig. The clincher for me was when he mentioned the star--and author--was John Cameron Mitchell. I was obsessed with John on the original cast albums of The Secret Garden and Hello Again. 'Okay, okay,' I agreed. I would see this Hedwig when I moved to New York four months later.

CSC Adds Performances To The Run Of William Wharton's BIRDY Photo CSC Adds Performances To The Run Of William Wharton's BIRDY
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2019

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) has added three performances to its highly anticipated upcoming production of Birdy, adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton, and directed by Steven Maler. The production now runs February 27 through March 17 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College in Wellesley.

MYSTIC PIZZA Musical in the Works with Music by Melissa Etheridge, Book by Gordon Gre Photo MYSTIC PIZZA Musical in the Works with Music by Melissa Etheridge, Book by Gordon Greenberg & Sas Goldberg
by Julie Musbach - Jan 22, 2019

BroadwayWorld has just learned that an all new musical stage adaptation of the 1988 motion picture MYSTIC PIZZA is now in development.

TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Celebrates Youth Activism at The Riverside Theatre Photo TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Celebrates Youth Activism at The Riverside Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2019

Following a year of worldwide political and social activism spearheaded by young people in this country and around the world, the new play with gospel music Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom begins its 2019 tour with a special engagement at The Riverside Church of New York on January 19 & 20 in celebration of Martin Luther King's Birthday. This poignant and inspirational new play with music is a reminder that young people have used the power of their voices throughout history to bring about change. The true story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to march all the way from Selma to Montgomery in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March, Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom was developed for the stage by Ally Sheedy and is directed by Fracaswell Hyman. The stage adaptation is based on the award-winning memoir by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley and illustrated by PJ Loughran.

CSC Presents BIRDY Adapted By Naomi Wallace From The Novel By William Wharton Photo CSC Presents BIRDY Adapted By Naomi Wallace From The Novel By William Wharton
by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler announced the cast of the second production of its 2018-19 Season: Birdy, adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton, and directed by Steven Maler. The production runs February 27 through March 10 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College in Wellesley.

VIDEO: Showtime Releases the Trailer for Season Two of SMILF Photo VIDEO: Showtime Releases the Trailer for Season Two of SMILF
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2018

The hit Golden Globe(R) nominated SHOWTIME comedy series SMILF, starring creator, executive producer and showrunner Frankie Shaw in her Golden Globe-nominated performance and multiple Emmy(R) Award winner Rosie O'Donnell, will return to the network on Sunday, January 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. To preview what's to come for Bridgette Bird (Shaw) - a single mother living fearlessly - and her family, exes and friends, SHOWTIME has debuted a new season two trailer, watch below!

JAG Productions Presents: JAG Juke Joint - A Benefit Dinner Party With Performances a Photo JAG Productions Presents: JAG Juke Joint - A Benefit Dinner Party With Performances and Southern Home Cooking
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2018

Since its creation in 2015, JAG Productions focuses on creating theater to engage challenging issues of race, gender, sexuality and identity.

NewFest To Present US Premiere Desiree Akhavan's THE BISEXUAL and Host Anniversary Sc Photo NewFest To Present US Premiere Desiree Akhavan's THE BISEXUAL and Host Anniversary Screening of HIGH ART
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 28, 2018

Following the announcement of the full lineup of their 30th annual celebration of the year's best LGBT films, which includes BOY ERASED, RAFIKI, 1985, and MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT, NewFest has announced two additional premieres: the U.S. premiere of the first two episodes of Desiree Akhavan's new Hulu Original Series THE BISEXUAL, and the U.S. premiere of UNTIL RAINBOW DAWN. NewFest will also celebrate its 30th anniversary by looking back at cornerstones of LGBT cinema with two retrospective screenings, including the Legacy Centerpiece - Lisa Cholodenko's HIGH ART in 35mm print, celebrating its 20th anniversary (the film was also Opening Night at NewFest 1998), followed by a Q&A with Patricia Clarkson and Cholodenko, and a 10th anniversary screening of Gus Van Sant's MILK with Stuart Milk in attendance (Global LGBT Rights campaigner, Co-Founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation and nephew of Harvey Milk).

TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Extends 2-For-1 Ticket Offer at The Center at West  Photo TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Extends 2-For-1 Ticket Offer at The Center at West Park
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2018

Miss your chance to snag 2-for-1 tickets to Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom? Producers The Center at West Park, The Loire Valley Theater Festival and Miranda Barry are excited to announce that Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, the stage adaptation of the acclaimed, multi-award-winning memoir, by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, will be EXTENDING its 2-for-1 ticket offer through Saturday, January 20th. Remaining performances available are Friday, January 19 at 8:00 PM and Saturday, January 20 at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM. The critically acclaimed singers of the Riverside Church Inspirational Choir will open the weekend performances.

TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Offers 2-FOR-1 Tickets for Martin Luther King Day W Photo TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Offers 2-FOR-1 Tickets for Martin Luther King Day Weekend!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2018

Looking for the perfect family event for MLK weekend? The Center at West Park, The Loire Valley Theater Festival and Miranda Barry are excited to announce that Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, the stage adaptation of the acclaimed, multi-award-winning memoir, by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, will be offering 2 tickets for the price of 1 to help you celebrate!

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