George Takei News

George Takei, Gedde Watanabe, and More Headline ONE NIGHT ONLY: EWP MARKETGeorge Takei, Gedde Watanabe, and More Headline ONE NIGHT ONLY: EWP MARKET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce its signature One Night Only season kick-off fundraising event, to be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The event is themed "EWP Night Market" and will include tasting stations hosted by local restaurants, followed by an evening of performances featuring Asian American Broadway stars George Takei (Allegiance and Pacific Overtures), Gedde Watanabe (Pacific Overtures), Melody Butiu (Here Lies Love), and more. Proceeds of One Night Only: EWP Night Market support EWP's artistic and educational programs. (more...)

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN Returns to the Big Screen for 35th Anniversary Celebration This SeptemberSTAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN Returns to the Big Screen for 35th Anniversary Celebration This September
by Movies News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” the epic science-fiction adventure that continues to captivate audiences, marks its 35th anniversary with a two-day-only return to cinemas nationwide. (more...)

Tony DeSare & Frankie Moreno to Appear at Feinstein's at the NikkoTony DeSare & Frankie Moreno to Appear at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to present Tony DeSare and Frankie Moreno on Friday, October 27 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, October 28 (8 p.m.). (more...)

ALADDIN's Telly Leung Reveals How His Audition Kept Him One Jump AheadALADDIN's Telly Leung Reveals How His Audition Kept Him One Jump Ahead
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 28, 2017

Telly Leung has inherited the lamp at the New Amsterdam Theatre as Broadway's newest Aladdin. Last month, he sat down with Richard Ridge and talked all things Aladdin, including how he got the part.  (more...)

Theater Stars React to Trump's Ban on Transgender Individuals in the Military; McCain Contradicts President's AnnouncementTheater Stars React to Trump's Ban on Transgender Individuals in the Military; McCain Contradicts President's Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

This morning, President Trump once again took to Twitter to announce that he has banned transgender individuals from serving in the United States military. (more...)

Photo Flash: George Takei and More Celebrate KING OF THE YEES Opening at the DouglasPhoto Flash: George Takei and More Celebrate KING OF THE YEES Opening at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The world premiere production of 'King of the Yees' opened at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre this Sunday, July 16, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! Written by Lauren Yee, directed by Joshua Kahan Brody and produced in association with Goodman Theatre, 'King of the Yees' will continue through August 6, 2017. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/27/2017 - 7/4/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 6/27/2017 - 7/4/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/27/2017 - 7/4/2017. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

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BWW Morning Brief June 28th, 2017 - LETTERS FROM A NUT at the Geffen and More!BWW Morning Brief June 28th, 2017 - LETTERS FROM A NUT at the Geffen and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 28, 2017

Good morning, BraodwayWorld! Today's big news: Jerry Seinfeld takes Ted L. Nancy's LETTERS FROM A NUT to the Geffen! (more...)

George Takei to Return to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles PremiereGeorge Takei to Return to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) have announced that stage, television, and film star George Takei will lead the cast in the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, which will be co-produced by EWP and JACCC by special arrangement with Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA, with performances at JACCC's Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles from February 21-April 1, 2018. Previews will run from February 21-25, with the Opening Night performance and reception on February 28. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Telly Leung Is Keeping One Jump Ahead as Broadway's New ALADDIN!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Telly Leung Is Keeping One Jump Ahead as Broadway's New ALADDIN!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 27, 2017

Agrabah has got a new prince in town! Earlier this month Telly Leung inherited the lamp at the New Amsterdam Theatre as Broadway's newest Aladdin. Below, watch as he chats with Richard Ridge about how he got the part, why he joining the Disney legacy is so important to him, and so much more. Plus, watch him perform 'Proud of Your Boy!' (more...)

New Philly POPS BIG Band to Debut on 7/4New Philly POPS BIG Band to Debut on 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The new Philly POPS BIG Band will perform its first two shows on July 4 during the Wawa Welcome America Festival. At 10 a.m., the ensemble will play at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade on Independence Mall. At 7 p.m., the BIG Band will open the city's Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will televise both performances. (more...)

The Philly POPS Return to Independence Hall Next Week!The Philly POPS Return to Independence Hall Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Philly POPS will perform its annual free Independence Day Weekend concert at Independence Hall on July 3 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Christmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals AnnouncedChristmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, Brookfield Theatre presents Christmas in July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals. This festive event treats audiences to 45-minute previews of 3 brand new holiday-themed musicals. At the end of the evening, audiences vote for their favorite and the winning show will be performed as a full-length staged reading in December. Come meet the writers, enjoy the shows, and vote for your favorite musical! (more...)

HIt Series HEROES and HEROES REBORN to Be Available Free on Crackle This JulyHIt Series HEROES and HEROES REBORN to Be Available Free on Crackle This July
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Networks' free, ad-supported streaming network, announced that the critically acclaimed Universal Television sci-fi drama HEROES and the event series HEROES REBORN are headlining the platform's Fandom lineup on Thursday, July 13. (more...)


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Photo Flash: He Can Show You the World! First Look at Telly Leung in ALADDINPhoto Flash: He Can Show You the World! First Look at Telly Leung in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, welcomes Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the star in costume below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Orville Mendoza Discusses PACIFIC OVERTURES, Inequality and the Ongoing Controversies of MISS SAIGONBWW Interview: Orville Mendoza Discusses PACIFIC OVERTURES, Inequality and the Ongoing Controversies of MISS SAIGON
by Matthew Blank - Jun 6, 2017

Stage veteran Orville Mendoza, currently starring in Classic Stage's revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES, opens up on a number of provocative and essential topics. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 5, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) just last night, June 4th. (more...)

Aoife O'Donovan Joins NSO For Annual Labor Day ConcertAoife O'Donovan Joins NSO For Annual Labor Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

???????Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Aoife O'Donovan joins the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) in its annual free Labor Day concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, on Sunday, September 3, at 8 p.m. Guest conductor John Morris Russell leads the NSO and O'Donovan in a program of Americana featuring marches, folk music, and bluegrass-inspired songs, including O'Donovan-penned songs, "Red & White & Blue & Gold", "Magic Hour" and "The King of All Birds," plus the Bob Dylan song "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol." (more...)

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