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BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond Photo BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 2, 2021

Tonight, NBC will air its sixth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, the peacock network will be presenting Annie. Based on Harold Gray's comic strip titled Little Orphan Annie, this musical tells the story of a little orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity who charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in New York City in the year 1933.

ALL SHOOK UP to Kick Off Season 39 at The Roxy Regional Theatre, September 10 - Septe Photo ALL SHOOK UP to Kick Off Season 39 at The Roxy Regional Theatre, September 10 - September 24
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2021

Dust off your blue suede shoes!  Following an 18-month hiatus, Clarksville's oldest professional theatre is ushering in the return of live performances to the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville with an Elvis Presley-inspired hit musical.

First American Full-Length Play Written for Streaming, WAITING FOR THE HOST, to be Ma Photo First American Full-Length Play Written for Streaming, WAITING FOR THE HOST, to be Made Available for Viewing
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2020

On April 2, 2020, New York playwright Marc Palmieri was asked by a local Queens church to read the role of Jesus in a Zoom recording of the Passion, to stream during its pandemic-lockdown on-line Easter services.

Theater Project Presents WAITING FOR THE HOST, A Play Written For Zoom Photo Theater Project Presents WAITING FOR THE HOST, A Play Written For Zoom
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2020

Marc Palmieria??s Waiting for the Host, possibly the first-ever full ensemble play written for livestreaming, will now be presented at 7:00 PM, Monday, August 10 after being postponed by the recent storm-related power outages in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Online ZOOM Play Photo The New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Online ZOOM Play
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2020

With the Covid-19 lockdown occurring just a month before the Easter and Passover holidays, playwright Marc Palmieri was inspired to write a play specifically for an online platform: in a live conference call, the techno-challenged members of a small church struggle to mount their annual Passion Play on Zoom (Act 1) and then follow up their success a?" or lack of it a?" with a presentation of a medieval mystery play (Act 2).  

AMC Studios Inks Multi-Year Overall Deals With Rolin Jones, Gina Mingacci And Ray McK Photo AMC Studios Inks Multi-Year Overall Deals With Rolin Jones, Gina Mingacci And Ray McKinnon
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 7, 2020

AMC Studios announced today that it has entered into separate exclusive, multi-year overall deals with Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Weeds), Gina Mingacci (Killing Eve, Orphan Black) and Ray McKinnon (Rectify, Deadwood) to develop and produce new series for AMC Networks' Entertainment Group as well as other content companies. The deals expand AMC Networks' ongoing or previous creative partnerships with Jones, Mingacci and McKinnon.

The Theatre Project Stages Online Play Written For Zoom Photo The Theatre Project Stages Online Play Written For Zoom
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2020

Streaming Passion, possibly the first-ever full ensemble play written for livestreaming, will be presented by The Theater Project at 7:30 PM, Sunday, April 26 as part of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Online. The story plays out in a live conference call as the techno-challenged members of a small church struggle to mount their annual Passion Play for an online performance during the Easter season lockdown.

Theatre Nova Presents The World Premiere Of DJWHITTINGTON'S KOOL KAT: A HIP-HOP PANTO Photo Theatre Nova Presents The World Premiere Of DJWHITTINGTON'S KOOL KAT: A HIP-HOP PANTO
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 30, 2019

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of  a?oeDJ Whittigton's Kool Kat: A Hip-Hop Pantoa?? by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis.

Stampede & Steel Springs Pictures to Produce Feature Film ALICE from Krystin Ver Lind Photo Stampede & Steel Springs Pictures to Produce Feature Film ALICE from Krystin Ver Linden
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 16, 2019

Greg Silverman's Stampede and Peter Lawson's Steel Springs Pictures announced today that they will produce and co-finance the feature film ALICE, which Krystin Ver Linden will direct from her original screenplay. The film will mark Stampede's second feature to go into production and the first feature made under Peter Lawson's Steel Springs Pictures banner. Filming is due to commence in Louisiana in early 2020.   

HBO Max Announces Executive Team Photo HBO Max Announces Executive Team
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 19, 2019

The key creative and business operations and strategy teams responsible for the original programming and acquisitions for HBO Max were announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and president, TNT, TBS, and truTV. Rolling up to Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment & Direct-To-Consumer, this group of veteran executives has been involved in developing and producing popular award-winning film and television content for the past 30 years.

THE ARTIVIST Returns To East Village Playhouse Photo THE ARTIVIST Returns To East Village Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - May 9, 2019

The East Village Playhouse, home of the The CityKids Foundation, is proud to present the return engagement of The Artivist, The Bayard Rustin Story, a solo show that musically explores the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin through his speeches, songs, monologues, documentary footage, and letters. The play reopens May 30th and runs through June 23rd, 2019. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 4pm.

BWW Exclusive: The Story of How RENT Came to Be Photo BWW Exclusive: The Story of How RENT Came to Be
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 27, 2019

Tonight, FOX will air their third live musical production. Following in the footsteps of Grease and A Christmas Story, the network will be presenting Jonathan Larson's Rent, a rock musical that is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's 1896 opera, La boheme. The story follows a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

CityKids Foundation Honors Black History Month With THE ARTIVIST Photo CityKids Foundation Honors Black History Month With THE ARTIVIST
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2019

The East Village Playhouse, home of the CityKids Foundation, honors Black History Month with a production of "The Artivist, The Bayard Rustin Story," a solo show that tells the story of the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin through his speeches, songs, monologues, documentary footage, and letters. The play opens January 24th and runs through February 17th, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm.

Forrest Lucas Launches Theatrical Distribution Venture with Professional Racecar Driv Photo Forrest Lucas Launches Theatrical Distribution Venture with Professional Racecar Driver Ali Ashfar
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 20, 2018

Forrest Lucas, founder and owner of Lucas Oil Products, Inc., MAVTV, Lucas Oil Speedway, and the naming rights to the Indianapolis Colts' Stadium, ‚ÄúLucas Oil Stadium‚ÄĚ, and Ali Afshar, the record-setting professional racecar driver, turned actor, turned movie producer (and now all three at once), have set their sights on the theatrical film distribution business and will begin releasing movies in 2019 under the¬†Forrest Films¬†banner.

Darko Tresnjak to Direct Atlantic Theater Co's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO Photo Darko Tresnjak to Direct Atlantic Theater Co's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO
by Julie Musbach - Mar 9, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company s proud to announce that Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak will stage the world premiere of This Ain't No Disco, a new musical from Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz.

Theatre NOVA Announces CONSTELLATIONS Photo Theatre NOVA Announces CONSTELLATIONS
by Julie Musbach - Jan 9, 2018

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents Constellations by Nick Payne.

Klea Blackhurst and More Join Hayley Mills in PARTY FACE at City Center; Cast Complet Photo Klea Blackhurst and More Join Hayley Mills in PARTY FACE at City Center; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Producers Robert Driemeyer, Morgan Sills and Jan Warner have announced complete casting for the New York Premiere of Party Face, a new comedy by Isobel Mahon ('Glenroe,' 'Fair City') and directed by Amanda Bearse ('Married...With Children').

Rogue Machine to Premiere Ruth Fowler's BLED FOR THE HOUSEHOLD TRUTH Photo Rogue Machine to Premiere Ruth Fowler's BLED FOR THE HOUSEHOLD TRUTH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

Rogue Machine will present the World Premiere of 'bled for the household truth' by Ruth Fowler, directed by Cameron Watson.

Theatre NOVA Presents THE YEAR WITHOUT A PANTO CLAUS Next Month Photo Theatre NOVA Presents THE YEAR WITHOUT A PANTO CLAUS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of The Year Without a Panto Claus by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis.

Rogue Machine to Premiere Ruth Fowler's BLED FOR THE HOUSEHOLD TRUTH Photo Rogue Machine to Premiere Ruth Fowler's BLED FOR THE HOUSEHOLD TRUTH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Rogue Machine will present the World Premiere of 'bled for the household truth' by Ruth Fowler, directed by Cameron Watson.

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