Whoopi Goldberg Stars in Jen Rudin's Short Film LUCY IN THE SKY at Indy ShortsWhoopi Goldberg Stars in Jen Rudin's Short Film LUCY IN THE SKY at Indy Shorts
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

Heartland Film's Indy Shorts Film Festival will present the Midwest premiere of award-winning writer and casting director Jen Rudin's short film Lucy in the Sky starring Whoopi Goldberg, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Catherine Curtin, Danny Burstein, Kelly Hu, Quinn McColgan, Isabella Russo, Madison Zamor, Lexi Gwynn and Adrian Raio. The festival runs July 25-28 in Indianapolis.  (more...)

Jen Rudin's BEAUTIFUL PASADENA to Play She NYC Arts Summer Theater FestivalJen Rudin's BEAUTIFUL PASADENA to Play She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

She NYC Arts will present a limited engagement of Jen Rudin's BEAUTIFUL PASADENA, directed by Jamie Richards as part of the fourth annual She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival at The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009). Performances will be on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 pm and Saturday, June 29 at 3:30pm. Tickets ($20) are available for advance purchase at www.shenycarts.org. (more...)

Screen Stars Take The Stage In Andromeda's Sisters FundraiserScreen Stars Take The Stage In Andromeda's Sisters Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

On June 14th at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY, Andromeda's Sisters presents short plays by women headlining Blythe Danner, Laura Gomez and Catherine Curtin (Orange is the New Black), Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order) and Ellen Marie Dolan (As The World Turns) among others from playwrights Joy Behar, Lucy Boyle, Julia Jordan, Anna Ziegler, Liana Sonenclar, Margo Hammond and Suzanne Bradbeer. (more...)

BWW Review: The Sedona International Film Festival Presents ONE DAY HOMEBWW Review: The Sedona International Film Festival Presents ONE DAY HOME
by Herbert Paine - Mar 4, 2019

ONE DAY HOME, screenwriter and actress Rebecca Louise Miller's debut as a filmmaker, is a touching and sensitively executed allegory about hope. The short film, deftly directed by Drew Denny and featuring a superb cast, is an enchanting and smile-inducing paean to hope and possibility. (more...)

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Presents LUCY IN THE SKY ~ The World As Seen Through The Eyes Of A DiamondBWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Presents LUCY IN THE SKY ~ The World As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Diamond
by Herbert Paine - Feb 23, 2019

LUCY IN THE SKY, an exceptional 11-minute film, written by Jen Rudin and directed by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, and featuring Zoe Margaret Colletti, Whoopi Goldberg and an outstanding cast, probes the experience of a 14-year-old girl on the autism spectrum as she enters a mainstream high school. One of the screenings at this year's Sedona International Film Festival. (more...)

Additional Actors Join The Rotating Cast For Barrow Street Theatricals' NASSIMAdditional Actors Join The Rotating Cast For Barrow Street Theatricals' NASSIM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through the beginning of March for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be: (more...)

Kate Walsh, Beth Malone Among Latest Guests Announced for NASSIMKate Walsh, Beth Malone Among Latest Guests Announced for NASSIM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through the middle of February for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be: (more...)

Sundance Film Festival Announces 2019 Film LineupSundance Film Festival Announces 2019 Film Lineup
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 24 - February 3, 2019. (more...)

Bushwick Film Festival Celebrated 11th AnniversaryBushwick Film Festival Celebrated 11th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) celebrated its 11th anniversary last month, with nearly 100 films, a dozen panels and events, and over 3,500 attendees! Follow this link to see Best of Photos. Five exceptional filmmakers were chosen by BFF's jury to accept awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short and Best Web Series/New Media. Winners, Runner-Ups and Programmer's Choice awards included: (more...)

11th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Set To Take Place October 10-1411th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Set To Take Place October 10-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) has announced the full program for their 11th annual run. This year's Opening Night will be sponsored by Spectrum and kicks off on Wednesday,October 10th with a Red Carpet Reception and screening at House of Yes. The festivities will continue through Sunday,October 14th, with 40+ events ranging from feature and short film screenings to special events, parties and panels. The festival will also premiere 5 short documentaries created by 15 young storytellers from Bushwick who participated in Bushwick Stories; BFF's free summer filmmaking workshop sponsored by community partner B&H Photo and Canon. See below for the full program. For tickets and passes, please visit: www.bushwickfilmfestival.com. (more...)

The O'Neill Announces Casts and Creatives For 2018 Summer Season Of New Musicals and PlaysThe O'Neill Announces Casts and Creatives For 2018 Summer Season Of New Musicals and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces casting and creative teams for the summer season of new musicals and plays selected for development at the National Music Theater Conference and National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines Has Been ExtendedWOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines Has Been Extended
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, will extend its acclaimed production of WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines to accommodate the demand. WOMEN ON FIRE is written, curated, and directed by Royal Family artistic director Chris Henry from stories told to her by a group of anonymous women, with choreography from Lorna Ventura. The show began performances on May 11 and extended twice due to popular demand and critical and industry acclaim. WOMEN ON FIRE: will now run through June 8, 2018 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). Tickets are $45-$65 and can be purchased by clicking www.RoyalFamilyProductions.org (more...)

'Beauty Mark' Starring Laura Bell Bundy is Now Available On Digital and On Demand - Watch the Trailer Here!'Beauty Mark' Starring Laura Bell Bundy is Now Available On Digital and On Demand - Watch the Trailer Here!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Harris Doran's award-winning film Beauty Mark, starring Laura Bell Bundy, has been released by The Orchard and is available nationwide On Digital and On Demand. The film, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where lead actress Auden Thornton won a special jury prize for "Breakout Performance," can be seen on all platforms. This powerful film also stars Catherine Curtin (Love Janis, Orange Is The New Black), Deirdre Lovejoy (Lucky Guy, The Wire), Jeff Kober (Sons of Anarchy), Ben Curtis ('The Dell Dude'), and Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Gala Celebrates Edward Albee and Michael RauchPhoto Coverage: Signature Theatre Gala Celebrates Edward Albee and Michael Rauch
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 13, 2018

Just last night, the Signature Theatre held its Annual Gala at The Pershing Square Signature Center (located at 480 West 42nd Street between 9th & 10th Avenues). The event celebrated the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee and honored the passionate and visionary leadership of former President of the Signature Board of Trustees, Michael Rauch.  (more...)

VIDEO: STRANGER THINGS' Catherine Curtin Stars in Jimmy Lopez + Kevin Newbury's 'Epiphany V'VIDEO: STRANGER THINGS' Catherine Curtin Stars in Jimmy Lopez + Kevin Newbury's 'Epiphany V'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

In the holiday season when matters of family, spirituality, identity, and survival are often acute, EPIPHANY V a gay fantasia in the form of a classical music-driven short film explores these tender issues through a uniquely queer lens. (more...)

Catherine Curtin, Gordon Joseph Weiss and More to Lead DAD MIGHT'VE KILLED THAT GIRL Reading at Cherry Lane TheatreCatherine Curtin, Gordon Joseph Weiss and More to Lead DAD MIGHT'VE KILLED THAT GIRL Reading at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Tongues Reading Series will present a staged reading of Dad Might've Killed That Girl, a new play by Lindsay Joy (The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen), December 11th on the MainStage at The Cherry Lane Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Beth Dixon, Polly Draper, Mandy Patinkin, Tony Shalhoub and More Celebrate 20TH CENTURY BLUES Opening Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Beth Dixon, Polly Draper, Mandy Patinkin, Tony Shalhoub and More Celebrate 20TH CENTURY BLUES Opening Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

The New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST), directed by two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (HAVING OUR SAY, ANNA IN THE TROPICS), just opened lat night, November 26, for a run through Sunday, January 28, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night of PRIDE AND PREJUDICEPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 20, 2017

Last night Pride and Prejudice opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre and BroadwayWorld attended the after-party in the West Village. Primary Stages under the leadership of Artistic Director, Andrew Leynse and Executive Director Shane D. Hudson, together with Founder Casey Childs and in association with Jamie deRoy in a co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presented Pride And Prejudice, which is the second play of Primary Stages 2017/18 season. (more...)

Woodstock Film Festival Announces 2017 Audience Award WinnersWoodstock Film Festival Announces 2017 Audience Award Winners
by Movies News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The 18th Annual Fiercely Independent Woodstock Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday with the closing night film ARTHUR MILLER: WRITER which was followed by a Q&A with director Rebecca Miller. (more...)

Imagination Worldwide Acquires Distribution Rights for SXSW Winner, 'THE LIGHT OF THE MOON'
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Imagination Worldwide has acquired worldwide distribution rights for the 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) Narrative Feature Audience Award winner “The Light of the Moon.” The critically-acclaimed gripping tale about the aftermath of rape is writer-director-producer Jessica M. Thompson's feature debut. (more...)

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