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SLAVE PLAY and Jeremy O. Harris Launch The Golden Collection, Comprised of 15 Plays B Photo SLAVE PLAY and Jeremy O. Harris Launch The Golden Collection, Comprised of 15 Plays By Black Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has announced the launch of The Golden Collection, composed of 15 plays by prominent Black playwrights including Slave Play, which has received a historic 12 Tony Award nominations more than any other play in Broadway history.

Sony Music Masterworks Announces Strategic Investment in Production Company Seaview Photo Sony Music Masterworks Announces Strategic Investment in Production Company Seaview
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020

Sony Music Masterworks, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, today announced it has made a strategic investment in Seaview, a leading theater production company headed by Tony Award-winning producer and entrepreneur Greg Nobile.

VIDEO: The Broadway Sinfonietta Launches Today With Virtual Performance Featuring Sol Photo VIDEO: The Broadway Sinfonietta Launches Today With Virtual Performance Featuring Solea Pfeiffer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020

The Broadway Sinfonietta, a trailblazing new all-female orchestra founded by Egyptian-American Orchestrator and Music Director Macy Schmidt, launches today with an orchestral performance of β€œYou’re Gonna Hear From Me,” featuring 18 musicians (the majority of whom are women of color), with vocals from Broadway star Solea Pfeiffer. 

BC/EFA's Emergency Assistance Fund Sends $5 Million to The Actors Fund Photo BC/EFA's Emergency Assistance Fund Sends $5 Million to The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced today that it has sent $5 million from its COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund to The Actors Fund, ensuring thousands who work in theater and the performing arts receive vital, lifesaving support during and after this devastating pandemic.

Broadway Producers Come Together For Another $1 Million Challenge For BC/EFA's Emerge Photo Broadway Producers Come Together For Another $1 Million Challenge For BC/EFA's Emergency Assistance Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

A second group of Broadway producers have stepped up to match all new donations up to $1 million

Drew Gasparini Releases New Album 'We Aren't Kids Anymore' Photo Drew Gasparini Releases New Album 'We Aren't Kids Anymore'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020

Today Craft Recordings/Concord Theatricals released award-winning composer Drew Gasparini's new album, We Aren't Kids Anymore (Original Studio Cast), a new theatrical song cycle that will be licensed worldwide for live performances by professional and amateur theatres through Concord Theatricals.

Drew Gasparini Releases New Single 'On The Edge' Featuring Bonnie Milligan Photo Drew Gasparini Releases New Single 'On The Edge' Featuring Bonnie Milligan
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2020

Today it was announced that composer Drew Gasparini released the second single off his upcoming album, We Aren't Kids Anymore (Original Studio Cast). The new song is called a?oeOn The Edgea?? and features lead vocals by Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels). The song expresses the cyclical nature of trying to achieve your dreams as an artist a?" how every step of life, or every new piece of art, feels like you are on the edge of breaking out over and over again.

VIDEO: Lilli Cooper, Bonnie Milligan, & More Are Featured in Drew Gasparini 'When I G Photo VIDEO: Lilli Cooper, Bonnie Milligan, & More Are Featured in Drew Gasparini 'When I Go' Music Video
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2020

Today it was announced that composer Drew Gasparini released the first single off his upcoming album, We Aren't Kids Anymore (Original Studio Cast). The new song is called a?oeWhen I Goa?? and is the finale on the full-length album. The song release is also accompanied by a new music video, and features the full album cast: Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton), Lilli Cooper (Tootsie), Raymond J. Lee (Soft Power), Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels) and Colton Ryan (Girl from the North Country).

Dancers Responding to AIDS Launches Relief Campaign to Assist Entertainment Community Photo Dancers Responding to AIDS Launches Relief Campaign to Assist Entertainment Community
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020

Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of BC/EFA has launched a special online fundraising campaign to create an emergency assistance fund.

Broadway Producers Offer $1 Million Challenge Match For BC/EFA's COVID-19 Emergency A Photo Broadway Producers Offer $1 Million Challenge Match For BC/EFA's COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020

More than 20 Broadway producers are offering a $1 million challenge match to double the impact of donations to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.

Drew Gasparini to Release New Album WE AREN'T KIDS ANYMORE Featuring Bonnie Milligan, Photo Drew Gasparini to Release New Album WE AREN'T KIDS ANYMORE Featuring Bonnie Milligan, Colton Ryan and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020

Today it was announced that Concord Theatricals and Craft Recordings will release award-winning composer Drew Gasparini's album, We Aren't Kids Anymore (Original Studio Cast), a new theatrical song cycle that Concord Theatricals will also license worldwide for live performance by professional and amateur theatres.

SLAVE PLAY Will Be Recorded Tonight By Lincoln Center for the Theatre on Film and Tap Photo SLAVE PLAY Will Be Recorded Tonight By Lincoln Center for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

Slave Play, written by Jeremy O. Harris and directed by Robert O'Hara, will be recorded tonight for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, part of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, at Lincoln Center.

OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD Will Conclude Its Extended Run on Sunday, January 5th Photo OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD Will Conclude Its Extended Run on Sunday, January 5th
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020

After three extensions, the WP Theater (Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Sag, Managing Director) and Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President & Artistic Director) production of Alexis Scheer's OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD, directed by Whitney White, and produced by Benjamin Simpson, Joseph Longthorne and Jana Shea, will play its final performance on Sunday, January 5.

Photo Flash: Tony Shalhoub, Krysta Rodriguez and More at Big Apple Circus Cabaret Ben Photo Photo Flash: Tony Shalhoub, Krysta Rodriguez and More at Big Apple Circus Cabaret Benefiting Broadway For All
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Over 200 people braved the rain on Monday night and gathered under the tent at the Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center where the 2nd Annual Cabaret at the Circus gala was held benefitting 'Broadway For All', the non-profit organization that aims to transform the American stage and screen to reflect the diversity in America.

Broadway For All Holiday Benefit Cabaret At The Circus At Lincoln Center presented by Photo Broadway For All Holiday Benefit Cabaret At The Circus At Lincoln Center presented by Tony Shalhoub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Broadway For All, a non-profit organization that aims to transform the American stage and screen to reflect the diversity of America, will host its 2nd annual holiday benefit, Cabaret At The Circus, under the tent at the Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center, NYC on Monday, December 9.

Matthew Saldivar Joins The Cast Of OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD; New TodayTix Rush Policy  Photo Matthew Saldivar Joins The Cast Of OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD; New TodayTix Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

Producers Benjamin Simpson, Joseph Longthorne and Jana Shea are pleased to announce complete casting for the extended run of the smash hit, critically-acclaimed WP Theater (Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Sag, Managing Director) and Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President & Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) production of Alexis Scheer's OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD, directed by Whitney White. Tickets are on sale now at www.ourdeardeaddruglord.com.

The TEAM's 15th Anniversary Gala to Feature Andre de Shields, Diana Oh and More Photo The TEAM's 15th Anniversary Gala to Feature Andre de Shields, Diana Oh and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019

The TEAM the award-winning Brooklyn theatre ensemble, announced today that its 15th Anniversary Gala will take place on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30pm at The Green Building (452 Union Street, Brooklyn). The TEAM's 15th Anniversary Gala will include drinks, dinner, auctions and performances rooted in previous and upcoming TEAM works.

OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD Announces Extends Run At McGinn/Cazale Theater Photo OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD Announces Extends Run At McGinn/Cazale Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

Alexis Scheer's OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD, directed by Whitney White, will receive an extended life, adding nine weeks to its already twice extended run at the McGinn / Cazale Theater (2162 Broadway), through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Producers Benjamin Simpson, Joseph Longthorne and Jana Shea will present this special extension of the smash hit, critically-acclaimed WP Theater (Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Sag, Managing Director) and Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President & Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) production. Tickets from November 5, 2019 through January 5, 2020 are on sale now at www.ourdeardeaddruglord.com.

Will Swenson & Quentin Earl Darrington Join Eden Espinosa & More in BKLYN Reunion Con Photo Will Swenson & Quentin Earl Darrington Join Eden Espinosa & More in BKLYN Reunion Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Today, producers Eden Espinosa, Bridget Elise Yingling, Scott Prisand, Doug Feurring and Jana Shea announced additional stars for the one-night-only 15th Anniversary reunion concert of BKLYN: The Musical. Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Les Miserables) will reprise his role as Taylor Collins, and Grammy Award nominee Quentin Earl Darrington (Once On This Island, CATS) will play the role of Streetsinger. Original Broadway cast members Julie Reiber (Come From Away), Horace V. Rogers (Tarzan), Caren Lyn Tackett (High Fidelity) will complete the cast, joining the previously announced Eden Espinosa (RENT, Wicked) as Brooklyn, Karen Olivo (Moulin Rouge, In the Heights) as Faith, and stage star Ramona Keller (The Public Theatre's Hercules, City Center's Little Shop of Horrors) as Paradice. The concert, which benefits Covenant House Foundation (www.covenanthouse.org), will be presented on the 15th anniversary of the show's Broadway opening night, Monday, October 21 at 7:30 PM, at Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222). Tickets can be purchased HERE.

BWW TV: Eden Espinosa, Karen Olivo, Ramona Keller Will Star in BKLYN 15th Anniversary Photo BWW TV: Eden Espinosa, Karen Olivo, Ramona Keller Will Star in BKLYN 15th Anniversary Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2019

Today, producers Eden Espinosa, Bridget Elise Yingling, Scott Prisand, Doug Feurring and Jana Shea announced a one-night-only 15th Anniversary reunion concert of BKLYN: The Musical featuring Original Broadway stars Drama League nominee Eden Espinosa (RENT, Wicked) as Brooklyn, Tony Award winner Karen Olivo (Moulin Rouge, In the Heights) as Faith, and stage star Ramona Keller (The Public Theatre's Hercules, City Center's Little Shop of Horrors) as Paradice. The concert, which benefits Covenant House Foundation (www.covenanthouse.org), will be presented on the 15th anniversary of the show's Broadway opening night, Monday, October 21 at 7:30 PM, at Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222). Tickets can be purchased HERE. 

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