The Actors Fund to Honor Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman, Warren Beatty, and Kenny Leon at Annual GalaThe Actors Fund to Honor Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman, Warren Beatty, and Kenny Leon at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 14, 2018. The evening will celebrate Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Warren Beatty, Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director Kenny Leon, currently director of Children of a Lesser God on Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera, and Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actress Uma Thurman. Mr. Beatty, Mr. Leon, Ms. Rivera and Ms. Thurman will be awarded The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. The event begins with 6 pm cocktails followed by a 7 pm dinner and tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis. The evening will include special tribute performances by guests to be announced. (more...)

Hook & Eye Theater Presents World Premiere Of SHE-SHE-SHEHook & Eye Theater Presents World Premiere Of SHE-SHE-SHE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Hook & Eye Theater is proud to present the world premiere of She-She-She, a vibrant new devised play with writing by Cynthia Babak that centers on six women whose lives intertwine across generations against the backdrop of one great mountain. Directed by Chad Lindsey, She-She-She is inspired by the real-life friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and leading black activist Pauli Murray. (more...)

Pauli Murray's Story to Come to Life On StagePauli Murray's Story to Come to Life On Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to stand, Pauli Murray refused to sit in the back of the bus; 20 years before the Greensboro sit-ins, she organized restaurant sit-downs in the nation's capital.  Pauli Murray not only lived on the edge of history, she seemingly 'pulled it along with her. (more...)

BWW Review:  Classical Standards Play Second Fiddle to Power Anthems in ROCKTOPIABWW Review: Classical Standards Play Second Fiddle to Power Anthems in ROCKTOPIA
by Michael Dale - Mar 29, 2018

As with the Broadway season's earlier pop concert extravaganza, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, this theatre critic readily admits to not exactly being an ideal arts journalist to authoritatively review the touring rock anthem/classical music fusion concert called Rocktopia that has made a stop at the Broadway Theatre. Though my knowledge of the highbrow oeuvre is perhaps slightly higher than a layperson's, my experience with classic rock power ballads rarely extends further than the snippets heard at baseball and hockey games or during the occasional car commercial. (more...)

Five Senses Tastings Celebrates Women's History Month with 'A Woman's Voice'Five Senses Tastings Celebrates Women's History Month with 'A Woman's Voice'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

???????Five Senses Tastings and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles celebrate Women's History Month with 'A Woman's Voice,' a guided wine tasting, chocolate and music event at V Wine Room located at 903 Westbourne Drive in West Hollywood on Sunday, March 25. There will be two show times, 4:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. (more...)

National Museum of American History Receives Jean Stapleton DonationsNational Museum of American History Receives Jean Stapleton Donations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently received a donation from the family of actress Jean Stapleton (1923-2013) that showcases her career. The objects range from the apron she wore while playing Edith Bunker in All in the Family, a crew jacket from the set of All in the Family, a selection of the awards that she won throughout her career, costumes and props from her career in theater and TV, memorabilia related to her work as a women's rights activist and papers reflecting her dedication Eleanor Roosevelt's legacy. (more...)

Suffolk University Theatre Department Announces ONE STATE, TWO STATE, RED STATE, BLUE STATESuffolk University Theatre Department Announces ONE STATE, TWO STATE, RED STATE, BLUE STATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Inspired by the current political climate, Suffolk University Theatre Professor Wesley Savick brings a new musical to the Modern Theatre, one state, two state / red state, blue state. The musical features new songs in the indigenous American languages of folk, country, blues, jazz and Broadway. The story focuses on what happens when "Betty" and "Bill" - former lovers living on opposite sides of the country - rekindle their relationship after a long separation. (more...)

A+E Launches Groundbreaking Short Form Series BIOGRAPHY PRESENTS: HISTORY, HERSTORY, Featuring All-Star TalentA+E Launches Groundbreaking Short Form Series BIOGRAPHY PRESENTS: HISTORY, HERSTORY, Featuring All-Star Talent
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

A+E Networks will debut Biography presents: History, Herstory, an engaging on-air short form series in honor of 'Women's History Month' beginning today, March 1. Presented by a range of influential voices, including Julianna Margulies, Kristin Davis, Laverne Cox, Bernice King, the series brings the powerful stories of prominent women throughout history from Maya Angelou to Joan of Arc to air across multiple A+E Networks channels. Biography presents: History, Herstory will begin premiering today, and will air throughout the month of March in prime time slots across HISTORY, Lifetime and A&E. (more...)

Documentary DOLORES, About Activist Icon Dolores Huerta, on PBS/INDEPENDENT LENS March 27Documentary DOLORES, About Activist Icon Dolores Huerta, on PBS/INDEPENDENT LENS March 27
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

One of the most important, yet least known activists of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez. Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century — and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. Directed by Peter Bratt, and produced by Bratt and Brian Benson, Dolores premieres on Independent Lens Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 9:00-10:30 PM (check local listings) on PBS. (more...)

Maurice Hines to Emcee 2018 Arena Stage Gala with Mary McBride as HeadlinerMaurice Hines to Emcee 2018 Arena Stage Gala with Mary McBride as Headliner
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie are pleased to announce that Broadway legend Maurice Hines will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and international touring artist and global humanitarian Mary McBride will headline the 2018 Arena Stage Gala honoring Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). As previously announced, the Gala features the presentation of the third annual Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and will recognize Jessica Stafford Davis as an Emerging Leader. The Gala is helmed by event chairs and Arena Stage Trustees Lavern Chatman and Maggie FitzPatrick. (more...)

Arena Stage Gala to Honor D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Jessica Stafford DavisArena Stage Gala to Honor D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Jessica Stafford Davis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie are pleased to announce the presentation of the third annual Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, as well as recognize Jessica Stafford Davis as an Emerging Leader at the 2018 Arena Stage Annual Gala. The Gala is helmed by event chairs and Arena Stage Trustees Lavern Chatman and Maggie FitzPatrick, and will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). (more...)

Jane Alexander to Receive 2018 Sedona International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement AwardJane Alexander to Receive 2018 Sedona International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Four-time Academy Award nominee and multiple Emmy Award-winner Jane Alexander will receive the Sedona International Film Festival's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award during the upcoming 24th annual festival, Feb. 24-March 4. (more...)

KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL with Cathy Rigby, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and More, Arrives at Town Hall Next WeekKRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL with Cathy Rigby, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and More, Arrives at Town Hall Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

A friendly reminder that KRIS KRINGLE The Musical, featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), and Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Tuck Everlasting, Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Into the Woods,Guys & Dolls) plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

TADA! Youth Theater Welcomes Back Original Show THE HISTORY MYSTERY TonightTADA! Youth Theater Welcomes Back Original Show THE HISTORY MYSTERY Tonight
by BroadwayWorld JR - Nov 3, 2017

TADA! Youth Theater will present The History Mystery, an original musical back by popular demand. (more...)

NY Public Library's Digital Curatorial Assistant, Stephen Bowie, on Revisiting BAKER STREETNY Public Library's Digital Curatorial Assistant, Stephen Bowie, on Revisiting BAKER STREET
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Oct 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld 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 Stephen Bowie, Digital Curatorial Assistant of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on Revisiting Baker Street: An Interview with Jerome Coopersmith. (more...)

Brooklyn-Based Company Receives Workshop & Premiere Dates for SHE-SHE-SHE; Seeks Crowdfunding For Fourth Original PlayBrooklyn-Based Company Receives Workshop & Premiere Dates for SHE-SHE-SHE; Seeks Crowdfunding For Fourth Original Play
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Hook&Eye Theater has just announced works-in-progress, premiere dates for its fourth original play She-She-She. This vibrant collaborative piece tells a modern tale of alienation through the stories of six women across generations. (more...)

VIDEO: Strike the Band Up! It's Today- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!VIDEO: Strike the Band Up! It's Today- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 16, 2017

Today we celebrate the birth of one of the stage's greatest legends, Angela Lansbury! (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger Tapped for Title Role in KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL at The Town HallAndrew Keenan-Bolger Tapped for Title Role in KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

KRIS KRINGLE The Musical has found its Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus! ...Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Tuck Everlasting, Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Into the Woods, Guys & Dolls) will play Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus, respectively, in the original holiday musical, featuring previously announced Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods). (more...)

Seattle Women's Chorus is FIRED UP for 15th Anniversary Concert SeasonSeattle Women's Chorus is FIRED UP for 15th Anniversary Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Artistic Director Paul Caldwell leads Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC) into their 15th Anniversary season with FIRED UP inside Capitol Hill's historic Saint Mark's Cathedral. (more...)

Omega to Host New York City Event 'Global Compassion: Beyond the Self'Omega to Host New York City Event 'Global Compassion: Beyond the Self'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

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