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NY Public Library's Doug Reside on Billy Rose Theatre Division's Latest Acquisitions Photo NY Public Library's Doug Reside on Billy Rose Theatre Division's Latest Acquisitions
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jan 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside, Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division at the The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts!

Broadway Community Urges League to Dim Lights in Honor of Kyle Jean-Baptiste
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 30, 2015

Earlier today, Broadway actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste tragically died from injuries suffered during an accident at his mother's home. Last month, Jean-Baptiste became both the youngest, and the first African American, actor to play the role of Jean Valjean on Broadway. News of his death spread across the internet quickly, with many members of the Broadway community paying tribute to this history-making performer. Quickly, 'Kyle Jean-Baptiste' became a trending topic on Twitter around the world. 

WAKE UP with BWW 8/14/2015 - FringeNYC Kicks Off and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 14, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: FringeNYC kicks off today, William Finn's new song cycle debuts in MA, queen 'PRISCILLA' heads out on tour in the UK and more!

Broadway Dims Its Lights in Memory of Samuel 'Biff' Liff Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of producer, talent agent, and stage manager Samuel 'Biff' Liff, who passed away on Monday night at age 96. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, August 14th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.

Broadway to Dim Lights in Memory of Samuel 'Biff' Liff Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 13, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of producer, talent agent, and stage manager Samuel "Biff" Liff, who passed away on Monday night at age 96. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Friday, August 14th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.

WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 2015

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: Ease on down the road to Central Park for a WIZ reunion!

Chita Rivera Remembers Agent 'Biff' Liff as 'Simply the Best'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Legendary Broadway producer, manager and agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff passed away yesterday, August 10, at his home in Westchester County, NY. He was 96. Biff was Broadway icon Chita Rivera's longtime agent at William Morris. Read her statement about Biff below...

Legendary Broadway Producer, Manager & Agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff Dies at 96
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 11, 2015

Legendary Broadway producer, manager and agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff passed away yesterday, August 10, at his home in Westchester County, NY. He was 96. Liff's longtime friend Emanuel Azenberg, confirmed the news to Deadline this afternoon.

Keith Carradine, Tonya Pinkins and More Set for New Dramatists 64th Annual Spring Luncheon Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, has announced that they will honor entertainment lawyer and New Dramatists Chairman of the Board Seth Gelblum with their 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 64th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute, to be held today, May 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Among those performing tributes will be Tony Award nominee Keith Carradine (Hands on a Hardbody, The Will Rogers Follies) and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change; Jelly's Last Jam). The event co-chairs are Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, and Barry and Fran Weissler.

Keith Carradine, Tonya Pinkins and More Set for New Dramatists 64th Annual Spring Luncheon, 5/21
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 3, 2013

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, has announced that they will honor entertainment lawyer and New Dramatists Chairman of the Board Seth Gelblum with their 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 64th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute, to be held Tuesday, May 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Among those performing tributes will be Tony Award nominee Keith Carradine (Hands on a Hardbody, The Will Rogers Follies) and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change; Jelly's Last Jam). The event co-chairs are Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, and Barry and Fran Weissler.

Gregg Edelman, Billy Porter, et al. to Perform at Primary Stages Gala, et al., 11/9
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 10, 2011

The annual Primary Stages November Night to Remember Gala, a fundraiser benefiting the extensive artistic development programs offered by the company, will be held at the Edison Ballroom (240 west 47th Street, between Broadway & 8th Avenue) on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction begin at 6:30 p.m. Broadway producer David Richenthal (Pulitzer winners The Kentucky Cycle, The Young Man from Atlanta, I am my Own Wife) serves as the Event Chair.

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Samuel 'Biff' Liff
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 2, 2010

The annual Primary Stages Gala, a fundraiser benefiting the extensive artistic development programs offered by the company, was held at the Edison Ballroom last night, November 1, 2010. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.

Primary Stages to Honor the Legendary Samuel Biff Liff at Annual Gala 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2010

The annual Primary Stages Gala, a fundraiser benefiting the extensive artistic development programs offered by the company, will be held at the Edison Ballroom (240 west 47th Street, between Broadway & 8th Avenue) on Monday, November 1, 2010.

Primary Stages to Honor the Legendary Samuel Biff Liff at Annual Gala 11/1
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 18, 2010

The annual Primary Stages Gala, a fundraiser benefiting the extensive artistic development programs offered by the company, will be held at the Edison Ballroom (240 west 47th Street, between Broadway & 8th Avenue) on Monday, November 1, 2010.

HAIR 'Lets the Sun Shine In on Broadway', Previews Begin March 6, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2009

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, has announced the 26-member Broadway cast of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Newcomers to the cast include Gavin Creel, Caissie Levy and Sasha Allen, who join the rest of the tribe, who are reprising their roles from Central Park last summer. HAIR begins preview performances on Friday, March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) with an Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 31, 2009.

Photo Flash: 'ENTER LAUGHING The Musical' Opening Night
by Eddie Varley - Jan 31, 2009

The YORK THEATRE COMPANY (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) is presenting the return engagement of its acclaimed production of ENTER LAUGHING: THE MUSICAL. Performances began January 21st, with an official opening night that was celebrated on January 29th. The return engagement runs until March 8th only; all performances will be at the company's home at The Theatre at Saint Peter's (Lexington Avenue just south of 54th Street).

Full Cast of HAIR Lined Up; Previews Begin March 6, 2009
by Robert Diamond - Jan 31, 2009

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, has announced the 26-member Broadway cast of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Newcomers to the cast include Gavin Creel, Caissie Levy and Sasha Allen, who join the rest of the tribe, who are reprising their roles from Central Park last summer. Currently in rehearsal at the Union Square Theatre, HAIR begins preview performances on Friday, March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) with an Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 31, 2009.

Photo Coverage: William Morris Agency Party
by Linda Lenzi - Nov 6, 2007

On Monday night, November 5 the William Morris Talent Agency again celebrated the start of the new theatre season and - as is their tradition - a charity, as well. This year, they honored the season and the Bronx Chart School for the Arts with a star-studded party at The Palm Restaurant

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/10/2007
by Eugene Lovendusky - Jun 10, 2007

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/10/2007.

Photo Coverage: Jerry Herman Words & Music Preview Screening
by Linda Lenzi - May 25, 2007

The 92nd St Y hosted a private preview screening on Wednesday, May 23 of the soon-to-seen NJN/PBS documentary - Words and Music by Jerry Herman, a film by Amber Edwards.

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