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Netflix Announces Cast of Anthology Series SOCIAL DISTANCE Photo Netflix Announces Cast of Anthology Series SOCIAL DISTANCE
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 26, 2020

Set in the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOCIAL DISTANCE is an eight-part anthology series that showcases the power of the human spirit in the face of uncertainty and isolation.

Summer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway! Photo Summer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2019

We're feeling electricity because we're looking back at the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Billy Elliot! Take a look at the show's opening night at Broadway's Imperial Theatre with the show's stars David Alvarez, Gregory Jbara, Santino Fontana, and more! Be sure to check out all the footage!

BWW Review: BLUE STOCKINGS at Commonwealth Theatre Center Photo BWW Review: BLUE STOCKINGS at Commonwealth Theatre Center
by Keith Waits - Oct 1, 2018

If you were fortunate to be in the opening night audience of Commonwealth Theater Company's (CTC) production of Blue Stockings, you had the privilege to witness not only a brilliant performance but also a pre-show panel discussion entitled 'Leadership, Representation, and the Impact of Women in Higher Education: Past, Present & Future' with Sadiqa Reynolds, President & CEO, Louisville Urban League, Inc., Tori Murden McClure, President of Spalding University, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville, and CTC Outreach Director and production director Heather Burns. This discussion addressed the struggles of gender inequality and opportunity in the collegiate field. Diving into hard-hitting questions such as: is there room for all of us (all genders), and are women feeling more valued? while shedding light on the power of competence versus dominance, the panel provided a thought-provoking meditation for themes of suffrage and rights in Blue Stockings.

BWW Review:  Lois Smith Brings Tenderness to Darkly Comic Dysfunctional Family Drama  Photo BWW Review: Lois Smith Brings Tenderness to Darkly Comic Dysfunctional Family Drama PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES
by Michael Dale - May 30, 2018

The fact that Broadway hasn't seen fit to provide a role for Lois Smith in over twenty years can be regarded as one of the top arguments denouncing the popular assumption that Times Square is where you go to take in the best of New York theatre.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2018

The New Group celebrated Opening Night of Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances last night, with Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers, Lois Smith and J. Smith-Cameron, in a world premiere production directed by Lila Neugebauer. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through June 17 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).

Photo Flash: First Look at The New Group's World Premiere of PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES Photo Photo Flash: First Look at The New Group's World Premiere of PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES
by Julie Musbach - May 23, 2018

The New Group proudly presents Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances, with Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers, Lois Smith and J. Smith- Cameron, in a world premiere production directed by Lila Neugebauer. Check out photos below!

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of The New Group's PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Company of The New Group's PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES
by Nicole Ciravolo - Apr 12, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting and creative team for Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances, with Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers and J. Smith-Cameronjoining, as previously announced, Lois Smith in this world premiere production directed by Lila Neugebauer. This production includes Scenic Design by Dane Laffrey, Costume Design by Jessica Pabst, Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau and Sound Design by Daniel Kluger. Previews begin May 8 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Wednesday, May 23. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through June 17 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).

The New Group Announces Full Cast & Creative Team For PEACE FOR MAY FRANCES Photo The New Group Announces Full Cast & Creative Team For PEACE FOR MAY FRANCES
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting and creative team for Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances, with Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers and J. Smith-Cameron joining, as previously announced, Lois Smith in this world premiere production directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Award Winning Arts Leader Joins CCPA Photo Award Winning Arts Leader Joins CCPA
by Julie Musbach - Apr 6, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS, Victoria, BC) is very pleased to announce that Caleb Marshall will join the society as Managing Director of the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) effective April 20, 2018. After an extensive national search led by the Board of Directors and our co-founders, Jacques Lemay and Janis Dunning, Caleb was unanimously chosen for the skill, experience and leadership he displayed throughout the interview process and within his career as an accomplished leader in the performing arts sector.

Canadian College Of Performing Arts Seeks Canada's Contemporary Storytellers Photo Canadian College Of Performing Arts Seeks Canada's Contemporary Storytellers
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 19, 2018

This time thirty years ago Canadians were flocking to Calgary to celebrate the Winter Olympics. Jacques Lemay, Artistic Director and Senior Choreographer of the Opening Ceremonies, was telling the story of contemporary Canada to a global audience. The nationally renowned director returns to Calgary this February to gather young Canadians who wish to continue telling Canada's story as singers, actors, and dancers.

LILIES Revival Director Returns Seeking Budding Talent Photo LILIES Revival Director Returns Seeking Budding Talent
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 19, 2018

Only a few months after Edmonton Opera's production of Lilies, revival director Jacques Lemay returns to Edmonton to uncover Canada's budding talent.

Renowned Director Leads Vancouver's Next Rising Stars Into The Future Photo Renowned Director Leads Vancouver's Next Rising Stars Into The Future
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2018

Jacques Lemay, famous for directing and choreographing the 1988 Olympics Ceremonies, working on the 2010 Olympics and directing shows and major events across the nation, returned to the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) to celebrate its 20th Anniversary in grand fashion. 'There are dazzling shows, uniquely divine special events and a glittering onstage celebration in April. CCPA is very proud of its extraordinary success and it is great to be a part of launching into the next decade!' says Lemay.

BWW Review: THE TROJAN WOMEN at Commonwealth Theatre Center Photo BWW Review: THE TROJAN WOMEN at Commonwealth Theatre Center
by Keith Waits - Feb 5, 2018

There is an idea that Ancient Greece was an exemplary society. Even though they did build the foundation of western civilization and democratic ideals, especially when it comes to theatre. Yet the subjects of the plays are often war and it's devastating effects on humanity. This Commonwealth Theatre Center production of Euripides' The Trojan Women makes the point that the cruel, brutality of such conflict has always been, and will always be, a part of the human experience. It seems, tragic but inevitable.

New Comedy About WAR OF THE WORLDS Broadcast to Open at River Street Theatre Photo New Comedy About WAR OF THE WORLDS Broadcast to Open at River Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

If you heard today on CNN that Martians were invading a small town in New Jersey, would you believe it? Seventy-eight years ago, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre theatrical group made such a broadcast on CBS radio on Halloween Eve 1938. Welles took H.G. Wells' epic novel "The War of The Worlds" and made the story feel like a real news broadcast. The hoax created panic and fear in many towns around the nation as millions believed that Martians had invaded America.

New Comedy About WAR OF THE WORLDS Broadcast to Open at River Street Theatre Photo New Comedy About WAR OF THE WORLDS Broadcast to Open at River Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

If you heard today on CNN that Martians were invading a small town in New Jersey, would you believe it? Seventy-eight years ago, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre theatrical group made such a broadcast on CBS radio on Halloween Eve 1938. Welles took H.G. Wells' epic novel "The War of The Worlds" and made the story feel like a real news broadcast. The hoax created panic and fear in many towns around the nation as millions believed that Martians had invaded America.

BWW Previews: HENRY VIII at Commonwealth Theatre Center
by Keith Waits - May 9, 2017

Completing The Shakespeare Canon At Commonwealth Theatre Center

BWW Review: THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, Royal Court
by Marianka Swain - Mar 24, 2017

While An American in Paris captures the dreamy glamour of old Hollywood, Simon McBurney rivetingly evokes its seedy, cynical underbelly, from backroom deals to drug busts and mobsters. Yet it is, in its own way, just as dazzling - a paean to Tinseltown myth-making as well as a blackly comic deconstruction.

Royal Court Theatre Announces the Cast of THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Thomas Arnold, Heather Burns, Max Casella, Clint Dyer, Danny Huston, Ajay Naidu and Madeleine Potter cast in The Kid Stays in the Picture based on the life story of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans directed by Simon McBurney.

Photo Flash: Kenneth Lonergran's MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Premieres in LA
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 15, 2016

Manchester by the Sea hits select theatres on Friday, November 18, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan and starring his theater friends Casey Affleck (This Is Our Youth in London), Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol, C.J. Wilson, Heather Burns, Tate Donovan, Josh Hamilton and Matthew Broderick. Below, check out photos from the LA premiere!

Photo Flash: Kenneth Lonergan's MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Lights Up NYFF
by Nora Dominick - Oct 3, 2016

To celebrate the Manchester By the Sea, the films stars, producers, director and numerous other came out to the NYFF. From arrivals to Q&A's, BroadwayWorld has your first look at all the festivities below! Check it out!

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