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Meredith Monk to Receive 24th Annual Dorothy & Lillian Gish PrizeMeredith Monk to Receive 24th Annual Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that the widely influential, utterly inimitable Meredith Monk has been selected to receive the 24th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, in recognition of her ongoing achievements as a composer, singer and interdisciplinary artist. Established in 1994 through the will of legendary stage and screen actress Lillian Gish, known as the First Lady of Cinema, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize is one of the most prestigious honors given to artists in the United States and bears one of the largest cash awards, currently valued at approximately $250,000. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Extends Before First Preview at Second Stage TheaterHarvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Extends Before First Preview at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, announced Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director). The production will now play through Sunday, December 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Co Kicks Off Season with HOUSE ARRESTPhoto Flash: Epic Theatre Co Kicks Off Season with HOUSE ARREST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Epic Theatre Company is launching its new season with Anna Deavere Smith's politically evocative House Arrest: A Search for American Character In and Around the White House, Past and Present. The one-woman show has been transformed into a riveting ensemble piece featuring some of Rhode Island's finest actors. (more...)

United Solo's Artistic Director Omar Sangare Invited as Special Guest to Commemorate American ThespianUnited Solo's Artistic Director Omar Sangare Invited as Special Guest to Commemorate American Thespian
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Founder and artistic director of New York's United Solo Festival and professor at Williams College, Omar Sangare was invited as a special guest to honor the 150th anniversary of Ira Aldridge's death. (more...)

Omar Sangare Among Special Guests to Honor 19th-Century Theatrical Icon, Ira AldridgeOmar Sangare Among Special Guests to Honor 19th-Century Theatrical Icon, Ira Aldridge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

???????Founder and artistic director of New York's United Solo Festival and professor at Williams College, Omar Sangare was invited as a special guest to honor the 150th anniversary of Ira Aldridge's death. The anniversary event was organized by the Polish city of Lodz, where the 19th-century thespian died during a European tour, and where his grave is located. Aldridge, the first internationally celebrated African American actor, died unexpectedly during rehearsals before opening night. A century and a half later, following an invitation from the Lodz mayor's office, Sangare recited excerpts from "Othello" and Shakespeare's poems as part of the anniversary commemoration. Similar events took place internationally to honor Aldridge and his work. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda & More to Participate in Live Telecast to Benefit American High SchoolsLin-Manuel Miranda & More to Participate in Live Telecast to Benefit American High Schools
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The live special will also include musical performances by Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Fisher and Hunter Hayes. Dance star and social media influencer Dytto, and actor Jorge Diaz will host a pre-show that will stream live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube starting at 3:30 PM PT/6:30 PM ET. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Brian Tyree Henry to Join Michael Cera and Chris Evans in LOBBY HEROEmmy Nominee Brian Tyree Henry to Join Michael Cera and Chris Evans in LOBBY HERO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry will join the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's LOBBY HERO, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Michael Moore Nominated for United Solo's 2017 Special AwardMichael Moore Nominated for United Solo's 2017 Special Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Now in its eighth season, United Solo nominates six artists for its Special Award. Since its founding in 2010, the world's largest solo theatre festival has honored esteemed artists for their contributions to the genre of solo performance. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Tuesday, September 12, 2017Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Tuesday, September 12, 2017
by TV Scoop - Aug 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Tuesday, September 12, 2017! (more...)

One-Woman Show FREEBIRD GOES TO MARS Will Make NY Debut at United Solo Theatre FestivalOne-Woman Show FREEBIRD GOES TO MARS Will Make NY Debut at United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Named "Best Show" by LA Weekly during Son of Semele's 2015 Solo Creation Festival, Freebird Goes to Mars, the original one-woman show created and starring actress Betsy Moore (While the Trees Sleep, official selection of Cannes Film Festival 2016), will make its New York debut on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 6:00pm during the 8th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program to Sets 2017-18 Show LineupA.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program to Sets 2017-18 Show Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Conservatory Director Melissa Smith announced today the 2017-18 production lineup and schedule for the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program. (more...)

Epic Theatre Starts Season Six Under HOUSE ARRESTEpic Theatre Starts Season Six Under HOUSE ARREST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Epic Theatre Company is launching its new season with Anna Deavere Smith's politically evocative House Arrest:  A Search for American Character In and Around the White House, Past and Present.  The one-woman show has been transformed into a riveting ensemble piece featuring some of Rhode Island's finest actors. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDERPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
by Walter McBride - Aug 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded, star-spangled red carpet below! (more...)

Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with AutismCast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterComplete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

25th Anniversary of Astor Piazzolla's Death Inspires 'THAT'S NOT TANGO' at Joe's Pub25th Anniversary of Astor Piazzolla's Death Inspires 'THAT'S NOT TANGO' at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

A more revealing, soul-searching look into the life of Astor Piazzolla, considered the father of the Nuevo Tango, is at the heart of 'That's Not Tango - AstorPiazzolla, A Life In Music,' the critically-acclaimed show which makes its return Aug. 5 and 6th at New York's Joe's Pub. (more...)

Boundless Theatre Company to Give Maria Irene Fornes' MUD A Rare RevivalBoundless Theatre Company to Give Maria Irene Fornes' MUD A Rare Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Boundless Theatre Company will present a revival of Maria Irene Fornes' MUD - the first time this seminal drama by the 9-time Obie winner has been seen in New York since 1999. The production will be directed by Elena Araoz. Previews begin October 5 at Teatro Circulo in the East Village with press opening slated for October 12. (more...)

Brooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New TrusteesBrooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced new Board of Trustees members Elin Nierenberg, Tamara Harris Robinson, Ira Schreck, Brooke Shields, Susan Wasserstein and Kara Young. (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterSingle Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00pm at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- A Thousand DoorwaysEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- A Thousand Doorways
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2017

BWW speaks to Diane Edgecomb about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show A Thousand Doorways. (more...)

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