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Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Lighting Ceremony at the Empire State Building
by Walter McBride - Nov 6, 2010

The Empire State Building celebrated the 5th Anniversary by shining the tower in white, red, and yellow (from bottom to top as seen from the street) from Friday, November 5, until 2 a.m. Sunday, November 7. The Empire State Building celebrates many cultures and causes in the world community with their iconic lightings. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State building is the 'World's Most Famous Office Building.' The Empire State building has been named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects.

JERSEY BOYS Celebrates Five Years On Broadway 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2010

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, celebrates its 5th Anniversary on Broadway Saturday, November 6.

Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway Panel 11/8
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 4, 2010

On Monday, November 8, 2010, Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway, a free panel discussion highlighting backstage careers in theatre, will take place at the Apollo Theater, presented by the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the Apollo Theater Education Program, and the Broadway League.

Jeff Babko, Mary Birdsong, Cheryl Hines Join A PARTY WITH MARTY 11/1
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 27, 2010

Reprise Theatre Company has just announced additional casting for A Party With Marty, an evening of comedy and song with Martin Short and featuring Jason Alexander.

Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway Panel 11/8
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 20, 2010

On Monday, November 8, 2010, Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway, a free panel discussion highlighting backstage careers in theatre, will take place at the Apollo Theater, presented by the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the Apollo Theater Education Program, and the Broadway League.

JERSEY BOYS Celebrates Five Years On Broadway 11/6
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 13, 2010

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will celebrate its 5th Anniversary on Broadway Saturday, November 6.

Martin Short & Jason Alexander Team Up for 'A Party with Marty' at Reprise, 11/1
by Jessica Lewis - Sep 27, 2010

Reprise Theatre Company presents A Party With Marty, an evening of comedy and song with Martin Short and featuring Jason Alexander for one performance only on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm, at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills (formerly the Wilshire Theatre). This world premiere event features old friends, and former cast mates from "The Producers," Martin Short and Reprise Theatre Company Artistic Director Jason Alexander doing what they do best - making people laugh! Ticket sales for this event support Reprise Theatre Company and their mission to produce great musical theatre as well as arts education programs that bring the magic of theatre to underserved members of our community. Reprise Theatre Company is headed by Artistic Director Jason Alexander, who is best known for his 9-year stint as George Costanza on "Seinfeld." Christine Bernardi is Managing Director and Gilles Chiasson is Producing Director of Reprise Theatre Company. Tickets are available for "A Party With Marty" and go on sale to the public on October 4 and are available online at www.reprise.org , ticketmaster.com, by calling the Saban Theatre box office at (323) 655-0111, and at all Ticketmaster Outlets. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Martin Short began his career in Canada's "SCTV Comedy Network" for which he received an Emmy Award. Short's proven ability as a comedic chameleon and his host of hilarious impressions brought him to the attention of "Saturday Night Live." From there, he made his big screen debut in "Three Amigos," Other films include "Inner Space", "Three Fugitives", "Clifford", "Mars Attacks", "The Big Picture", Father of the Bride 1 & 2 and "Jiminy Glick in LALAWOOD, among others Short has received 15 Emmy nominations for his work in television which includes "Merlin", "Alice in Wonderland," "The Martin Short Show", "Primetime Glick" and this season's "Damages", for which he was most recently nominated. A veteran of the theater in Canada and on Broadway, Short has received accolades for his varied work on stage including "The Goodbye Girl" (Tony nomination, Theatre World Award, Outer Critics Circle Award), "Little Me" (Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award), and "The Producers" (with Jason Alexander) and in 2006, his musical-comedy Broadway hit "Fame Becomes Me." In 1994, Short was awarded the "Order of Canada" and in 2000 was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame. However, all of the above is a distant second to his love and respect for his wife Nancy and their three children Katherine, Oliver and Henry. About Reprise Theatre Company Since its inception in 1997, Reprise Theatre Company has been a focus of the Los Angeles musical theatre community, producing productions of great American musicals, and a wide variety of concerts, staged-readings, special events and outreach programs. In May 2007, Jason Alexander became Artistic Director. Christine Bernardi is Managing Director and Gilles Chiasson is Producing Director of Reprise. Since its inaugural production of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Promises, Promises," which starred Mr. Alexander, Reprise has brought to the stage vibrant productions from all eras of American musical theatre including the Gershwins' "Of Thee I Sing" and "Strike Up the Band," Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," and Rodgers and Hart's "The Boys from Syracuse" and "Babes in Arms," Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel," as well as Richard Rodgers' later "No Strings." The "Golden Era" has been well represented - Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg with "Finian's Rainbow," Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe with "Brigadoon," Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green with "On the Town" and "Wonderful Town," Irving Berlin with "Call Me Madam," Robert Wright and George Forrest with "Kismet," both of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musicals "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees," Johnny Mercer and Gene dePaul with "Li'l Abner," Jule Styne with "Bells are Ringing," and Frank Loesser with "The Most Happy Fella" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Musical theatre reached a new peak of popularity in the sixties, along with new creative talents, and Reprise has presented shows by many of them including Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt with "The Fantasticks," Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick with "She Loves Me," Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermot's "Hair," Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone with "1776," Charles Adams and Lee Strouse with "Applause," Stephen Schwartz with "Pippin," Cy Coleman with "On the Twentieth Century" (libretto by Betty Comden and Adolph Green), "City of Angels" (lyrics by David Zippel), and "I Love My Wife" (libretto by Michael Stewart), Jerry Herman with "Mack and Mabel," Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's "Once on This Island," and four Stephen Sondheim musicals - "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," "Company," "Sweeney Todd," and "Sunday in the Park with George." Many of the great stage performers working today, as well as those who make their residence primarily in Los Angeles, have appeared in Reprise shows including Scott Bakula, Christine Baranski, Brent Barrett, Orson Bean, Jodi Benson, Stephen Bogardus, Dan Butler, Len Cariou, Carolee Carmello, Vicki Carr, Patrick Cassidy, Anthony Crivello, Jason Danieley, Lea DeLaria, Cleavant Derricks, Manoel Feliciano, Rodney Gilfry, Kelsey Grammer, Josh Grisetti, Harry Groener, Bob Gunton, Sam Harris, Gregory Harrison, Simon Helberg, Mimi Hines, Judy Kaye, Jane Krakowski, Marc Kudish, Ledisi, Vicki Lewis, Judith Light, Rebecca Luker, Eric McCormack, Maureen McGovern, Joey McIntyre, Donna McKechnie, Andrea Marcovicci, Marin Mazzie, Julie Migenes, Karen Morrow, Burke Moses, Kelli O'Hara, John O'Hurley, Ken Page, Robert Picardo, David Hyde Pierce, Larry Raben, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Roger Rees, Charles Nelson Reilly, Cathy Rigby, Alexandra Silber, Douglas Sills, Rex Smith, Brent Spiner, Lea Thompson, Steven Weber, Lee Wilkof, Ruth Williamson, Marisa Jaret Winokur, Lillias White, Fred Willard, and Rachel York.

NYC Life Launches New Fall Line-Up at the New York Television Festival
by Gabrielle Sierra - Sep 22, 2010

NYC life (channel 25), the flagship television station of NYC Media, announced the launch of its expanded fall line-up featuring ten new series, including the return of the popular Emmy Award-winning $9.99, and more than a dozen new weekly short-form programs showcasing New York City.

Photo Coverage: Glover, De Shields & More at 'Broadway Salutes'
by Peter James Zielinski - Sep 15, 2010

Yesterday, September 14, Tony Award winner Richard Easton, Tony nominee Andre De Shields, Tony nominee Dana Ivey, Tony nominee Laurence Luckinbill, Marni Nixon and more joined special guests New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Katherine Oliver, Commissioner for the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, for the second-annual Broadway Salutes, a unique public celebration honoring the myriad of professionals who have made Broadway great for decades - with special recognition for those individuals who have worked 25, 35 and 50 years in their respective theatrical craft. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below!

Photo Coverage: Mayor Bloomberg Hosts '5th Annual Made In NY Awards' at Gracie Mansion
by BWW Photo Special - Jun 8, 2010

Yesterday, June 7, the '5th Annual Made In NY Awards' were held honoring the city's entertainment industry. The event was hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion in New York. Mayor Bloomberg presented awards to actress Angela Lansbury, filmmaker Lee Daniels, HSI Productions, Inc., Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, WFT Productions, and Saturday Night Live. BroadwayWorld brings coverage of the event below.

NY Times Talks 'Law & Order' Cancellation
by Charlie Piane - May 15, 2010

A new NY Times piece discusses the impact the show has had on local businesses and performers.

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils NYC Life Channel's New Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2010

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and NYC Media President and General Manager Katherine Oliver today unveiled the new television line-up on NYC life (Channel 25), the flagship station of NYC Media, the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York.

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils NYC Life Channel's New Lineup
by Ryan Simmons - May 4, 2010

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and NYC Media President and General Manager Katherine Oliver today unveiled the new television line-up on NYC life (Channel 25), the flagship station of NYC Media, the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York.

NYC To Begin Charging For Film Permits Due To Budget Trouble
by Mary Hanrahan - Apr 27, 2010

According to The Hollywood Reporter, film and television productions that wish to film in New York City will have to pay a $300 fee for City Hall permits for the first time in the city's history.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg & NYC Media Launch 'Job Hunt' TV Series
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 2, 2010

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, NYC Media President Katherine Oliver and Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh today announced the premiere of 'Job Hunt,' a new ten-part series airing Tuesdays at 9:00 PM on NYC life (Channel 25).

Photo Flash: Lighthouse Gala: Lighthouse Salutes The Arts
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 12, 2009

Lighthouse International, the 104 year-old leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss, presented its annual Lightyears Gala: The Lighthouse Salutes the Arts.

Lightyears Gala Honors Marvin Hamlisch, Arlene Dahl, Marc Rosen & More On 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2009

Lighthouse International, the 104 year-old leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss, will present its annual Lightyears Gala: The Lighthouse Salutes the Arts.

Lightyears Gala Honors Marvin Hamlisch, Arlene Dahl, Marc Rosen & More On 11/10
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 3, 2009

Lighthouse International, the 104 year-old leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss, will present its annual Lightyears Gala: The Lighthouse Salutes the Arts.

TONY Award Representatives To Ring NASDAQ MarketSite Bell Today 6/5
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 5, 2009

Representatives from the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square. The 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards will take place on Sunday, June 7th, live from Radio City Music Hall. The Tony Awards will air live on CBS from 8:00-11:00PM (ET/PT time delay). The Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing.

More Panels Set for Beauty on the Vine Initative Program
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2007

Epic Theatre Center has announced additional programming and participants for their 'Beyond Beauty Initiative.'

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