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BWW Feature: The Best of Mike Leigh Photo BWW Feature: The Best of Mike Leigh
by Jonathan Marshall - Apr 3, 2020

The theatre landscape has changed dramatically since the 1977 premier of Abigail's Party but Leigh remains as real, raw and relevant as ever before. At 77 the writer / director shows no signs of slowing down. After venturing into period pieces with Topsy-Turvey and Mr Turner, Leigh's most recent picture Peterloo is his most ambitious yet. We've put together a list of Leigh's top ten works.

Liz Smith Reading Series Postponed Photo Liz Smith Reading Series Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2020

Miranda Theatre Company has announced that the final two readings of the Liz Smith Reading Series have been postponed.

The Miranda Theatre Company Announces 3rd Annual Liz Smith Reading Series At The Cher Photo The Miranda Theatre Company Announces 3rd Annual Liz Smith Reading Series At The Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

The Miranda Theatre Company's 3rd Annual Liz Smith Reading Series returns this March at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Named for the legendary journalist, theatre lover, and Miranda enthusiast (who would have turned 97 this February), the Liz Smith Reading Series is a celebration of Women's History Month showcasing work in development by Emma Gibson, Lindsay Joelle, Nambi E. Kelley (Native Son), Lisa Ramirez (To the Bone), and Lyra Yang.

Photo Flashback: Remembering Jerry Herman Photo Photo Flashback: Remembering Jerry Herman
by Walter McBride - Dec 29, 2019

Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld was deeply saddened to report that legendary Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has passed away. Today, we're remembering Herman with a look back at some photos from our archives. Check them out below!

Kathleen Marshall to be Honored at Transport Group's Annual A TOAST TO THE ARTIST Gal Photo Kathleen Marshall to be Honored at Transport Group's Annual A TOAST TO THE ARTIST Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019

Transport Group has announced that its annual A Toast to the Artist gala will honor former Transport Group executive director Lori Fineman and Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall with the Transporting American Theatre Award.

Stephen Cole, Announces The Debut Of Two Musical Theater Creations Photo Stephen Cole, Announces The Debut Of Two Musical Theater Creations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Award winning Book Writer/Lyricist, Stephen Cole, announces the Debut of two Musical theater creations, 'Merman's Apprentice' written with David Evans; and 'Casper the Friendly Musical, ' written with Matthew Martin Ward. 

Desi Oakley and Jay Armstrong Johnson to Lead Reading of 'TIL DEATH DO US PART Photo Desi Oakley and Jay Armstrong Johnson to Lead Reading of 'TIL DEATH DO US PART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019

Winner of the SDSU New Musicals Initiative, 'TIL DEATH DO US PART tells the story of Gracie Jean, a spitfire from hardscrabble Tennessee, who is called to preach God's grace, and Matthew, heir apparent to small town Evangelical royalty, who struggles to rebel against his father while maintaining the privilege of his birth. When they meet, it's love at first sight. But what happens when a fairytale marriage becomes a battle of the sexes?

PETER PAN THE MUSICAL Flies Into The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre Photo PETER PAN THE MUSICAL Flies Into The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019

With magical pixie dust PETER PAN the Musical flies into The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City with 11 performances beginning July 6-28. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are at 2 p.m.

New Book On Elaine Stritch Headed For Release Photo New Book On Elaine Stritch Headed For Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

Author John Bell announces the release of his memoir Elaine Stritch: The End of Pretend, a book about an extraordinary life and the first book about the Broadway actress who died in 2014. The End of Pretend chronicles the twilight of actress Elaine Stritch's career offering a rare first-person and no-holds-barred glimpse into the private persona behind the Broadway icon.

'TIL DEATH DO US PART to be Presented in a Developmental Workshop at San Diego State  Photo 'TIL DEATH DO US PART to be Presented in a Developmental Workshop at San Diego State University
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019

The San Diego State University MFA Musical Theatre Program has launched an innovative two-year development program dedicated to fostering the creation of new musicals. The SDSU MFA New Musical Initiative was conceived with the idea of helping musical theatre writers develop a new work through a two-year process including a reading (fall 2018), a workshop (spring 2019) and a full production (spring 2020). After a competitive submission process, which saw over 120 new scripts and scores, the selection committee chose 'Til Death Do Us Part by Bobby Cronin and Caroline Prugh.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Transport Group's Gala, Honoring Michael Starboin and Carme Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside Transport Group's Gala, Honoring Michael Starboin and Carmel Dean
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Transport Group just presented its annual A Toast to the Artist gala, honoring Tony Award-winning orchestrator Michael Starboin and composer Carmel Dean with the Transporting American Theatre Award.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/9/2019
by - Mar 9, 2019

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/9/2019.

Transport Group Gala To Feature LaChanze, Mary Testa, Betsy Wolfe, and More Photo Transport Group Gala To Feature LaChanze, Mary Testa, Betsy Wolfe, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Transport Group has announced that its annual A Toast to the Artist gala will honor Tony Award-winning orchestrator Michael Starboin and composer Carmel Dean with the Transporting American Theatre Award. The evening takes place Monday, March 11 at 6:30pm at The Current, Pier 59 @ Chelsea Piers, and includes a cocktail party, seated dinner, performances, dessert reception, and silent and live auctions. The Transporting American Theatre Award recognizes significant contributions to the American Theatre. Past recipients of the Transporting American Theatre Award include Dick Scanlan, Mary- Mitchell Campbell, Michael John LaChiusa, Gretchen Shugart, Barbara Whitman, Beth Williams, Sue Frost, Christian Borle, Paul Huntley, Douglas Carter Beane, Lewis Flinn, A.R. Gurney, Liz Smith, Barbara Frietag, Terrence McNally, and Joe Mantello among others. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased at transportgroup.org.

Transport Group To Honor Carmel Dean & Michael Starobin Photo Transport Group To Honor Carmel Dean & Michael Starobin
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Transport Group will honor Tony Award-winning orchestrator Michael Starboin and composer Carmel Dean with the Transporting American Theatre Award. The evening takes place Monday, March 11, at The Current, Pier 59 @ Chelsea Piers, and includes a seated dinner, performances, dessert reception, and silent and live auctions.

SDSU MFA Musical Theatre Program Launches New Musical Initiative With 'Til Death Do U Photo SDSU MFA Musical Theatre Program Launches New Musical Initiative With 'Til Death Do Us Part'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The San Diego State University MFA Musical Theatre Program has launched an innovative two-year development program dedicated to fostering the creation of new musicals. The SDSU MFA New Musical Initiative was conceived with the idea of helping musical theatre writers develop a new work through a two-year process including a reading (fall 2018), a workshop (spring 2019) and a full production (spring 2020). 

SDSU MFA Musical Theatre Program Launches New Musical Initiative With 'Til Death Do U Photo SDSU MFA Musical Theatre Program Launches New Musical Initiative With 'Til Death Do Us Part'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

The San Diego State University MFA Musical Theatre Program has launched an innovative two-year development program dedicated to fostering the creation of new musicals. The SDSU MFA New Musical Initiative was conceived with the idea of helping musical theatre writers develop a new work through a two-year process including a reading (fall 2018), a workshop (spring 2019) and a full production (spring 2020). 

Sam Harris Opens Musical Theatre West's 'Broadway In Concert' Series At The Beverly O Photo Sam Harris Opens Musical Theatre West's 'Broadway In Concert' Series At The Beverly O'Neal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Musical Theatre's West's acclaimed "Broadway in Concert" series returns with an exciting line-up of stars from the Great White Way! Opening the series at the intimate Beverly O'Neill Theatre at Long Beach Convention Center, is Broadway's Sam Harris (The Producers, The Life) performing Let Me Sing: An Evening of Broadway, Ballads, and Blues on November 18, 7pm. The series continues with performances by David Burnham (Wicked and Light in the Piazza) & Tami Tappan Damiano (Cyrano and Miss Saigon) in A Broadway Romance (February 3, 2019), and Teri Bibb (Phantom of the Opera and She Loves Me) in Once Upon a Song: A Tribute to the Ladies of the Silver Screen on March 24, 2019. All performances are at 7pm. Season tickets are now on sale, starting at $60 for all three concerts, or each performance is available starting at $35. For tickets, go to www.musical.org, at the Musical Theatre West Box Office, or by calling 562-856-1999 ext 4.

Photo Flashback: The Best of Times! Celebrating Jerry Herman's 78th Birthday! Photo Photo Flashback: The Best of Times! Celebrating Jerry Herman's 78th Birthday!
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2018

In today's photo flashback, we're attending the star-studded 78th birthday celebration of legendary composer, Jerry Herman! Check out some throwback photos from the evening below!

Seth Sikes Returns To Provincetown This Month Photo Seth Sikes Returns To Provincetown This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2018

Seth Sikes of whom NY Arts Review said, "may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook" will return to Provincetown at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, July 24 at 8PM. Sikes is one of New York's best known nightclub performers and his debut at the Paramount sold-out as has each of his appearances at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York.

LGBT Themes Explored In GLORIOUS DISASTER, A New Comedy By Caroline Prugh Photo LGBT Themes Explored In GLORIOUS DISASTER, A New Comedy By Caroline Prugh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES 2018 will present a staged reading of GLORIOUS DISASTER, a new comedy by Caroline Prugh, Monday April 30, at 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Center.

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