Edward Albee, Debbie Reynolds Among Theater Legends Honored by TonyAwards.com
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Each year, the Tony Awards release a list of names of friends and colleagues in the Broadway community who have left us during the past year. (more...)

President Obama Commends 2014 National Medal of Arts Honorees for 'Sharing Rare Truths'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

In case you missed today's live-stream of President Barack Obama presenting the 2014 National Medals of Arts, read his full opening remarks from the afternoon ceremony below! (more...)

Sally Field & More to Receive 2014 National Medals of Arts in Live-Streamed Ceremony Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

In a ceremony to be held at the White House today, Thursday, September 10th, President Barack Obama will present the 2015 National Medals of Arts.  (more...)

LPTW to Honor Patricia Ariza with 2014 International Theatre Award, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and its International Committee are pleased to present the recipient of the LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award 2014, Patricia Ariza, legendary producer, director, actress, playwright, and poet from Colombia. (more...)

LPTW International Award to Honor Columbian Artist Patricia Ariza, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and its International Committee are pleased to announce the recipient of the LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award 2014, Patricia Ariza, legendary producer, director, actress, playwright, and poet from Colombia. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA
by Jennifer Broski - May 19, 2014

Los Monologos de la Vagina, Eve Ensler's groundbreaking show, is now in an unprecedented Spanish language engagement at its original off-Broadway home. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night, and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Los Monologos de la Vagina, Eve Ensler's groundbreaking show that returns in a Spanish language engagement at its original off-Broadway home, is now in performances at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). The production will open on Sunday, May 18. Check out a first look below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 11, 2014 - DISASTER! Fades, BOOK OF MORMON Tweets, LADY DAY Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 11, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DISASTER! closes off-Broadway, the stars of THE BOOK OF MORMON take to Twitter, and coming up on Sunday, LADY DAY opens on Broadway! (more...)

Kate del Castillo, Miriam Colon & Angelica Vale Among First Stars of Off-Broadway's LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The producers of Los Monologos de la Vagina, Eve Ensler's groundbreaking show, have announced the stars joining the show for the first four weeks at New York's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Starcatcher Productions Opens World Premiere of THE KING'S WHORE at Walkerspace Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

Starcatcher Productions is a new, daring, innovative and commercially provocative theatre company on the New York skyline whose mission is to create new works and produce existing pieces that profoundly move people, challenge deeply-entrenched stereotypes, promote the stories of women, and contextualize the modern day experience through an understanding of the past. (more...)

Starcatcher Productions to Present World Premiere of THE KING'S WHORE at Walkerspace, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Starcatcher Productions is a new, daring, innovative and commercially provocative theatre company on the New York skyline whose mission is to create new works and produce existing pieces that profoundly move people, challenge deeply-entrenched stereotypes, promote the stories of women, and contextualize the modern day experience through an understanding of the past. (more...)

BWW TV: BLESS ME, ULTIMA Trailer Released!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2013

Based on the controversial novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, BLESS ME, ULTIMA is a turbulent coming-of-age story about Antonio Marez (Luke Ganalon), a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a mysterious curandera named Ultima (Miriam Colon) comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. As their relationship grows, Antonio begins to question the strict Catholic doctrine that he has been taught by his parents (Dolores Heredia & Benito Martinez). Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events, Antonio must grapple with questions about his own destiny, the relationship between good vs. evil and ultimately how to reconcile Ultima's powers with those of the God of his church. (more...)

Indie Film BLESS ME, ULTIMA Gets Limited Release, Feb 2013
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

Arenas Entertainment Founder and CEO Santiago Pozo announced today that the independent film BLESS ME, ULTIMA will be given a limited national release in February 2013. Arenas Entertainment is distributing and marketing the film, which had an extremely successful box office run in regional release earlier this year. BLESS ME, ULTIMA will debut in more than 200 theaters across the country, including in cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, Denver, Tucson and San Antonio. (more...)

SOUND OFF: SCARFACE Onscreen & On Blu-ray
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 5, 2011

Never more apparent than at this very moment in history, the operatic emotions, over-the-top theatrics and outrageous outspokenness of the 1983 SCARFACE, new on Blu-ray this week, burst forth from screens both large and small, depending on your preferred venue. And, with the fiery, ferocious fearlessness that Brian DePalma so astutely and assuredly weaves his web of debauchery and demons of the soul, heart and mind with - its apotheosis residing in Al Pacino's legendary essaying of the title role - the world finally seems ready to see SCARFACE for what it really is: a classic American film. No, there are not many modern day classics and there certainly have not been over the last thirty years since its release, but SCARFACE is unquestionably now part of the great pantheon of American films - just as much as CITIZEN KANE, CABSABLANCA and THE GODFATHER before it - and with Fathom's re-release of the film in movie theaters for one night only last week, the impact of the film as felt in its true artistic home was something akin to transcendental. Indeed, I was lucky enough to check out the HD print in a showing in Ithaca, NY, last week, which was also accompanied by an ultra-informative and revealing behind-the-scenes look at the production and subsequent legacy of the near-thirty-year-old film which is also available in an even more expanded form on the new Blu-ray - including new interviews with Brian DePalma, Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Robert Loggia, Martin Bregman, as well as comments from fellow filmmakers and fans like Eli Roth (who shares a particularly hilarious anecdote about reciting Lopez's monologue for classmates in sixth grade). The new Blu-ray is packed to the brim with Special Features - including this brand new hour-long making-of documentary to go along with the hours of bonuses ported over from many of the prior DVD releases. Yet, above all of these other virtues, the reason you must own SCARFACE on Blu-ray is not just because the HD remastering of the image is pristine, the 7.1 sound is perfect and the Special Features are overwhelmingly enjoyable, but - most of all - it is because SCARFACE is American movie-making at its finest - and most emotionally, visually and outwardly operatic. It sings. And stings. And zings. And, bring it - all. (more...)

John Lindsay Receives Plaque for Broadway Theatre Contributions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2010

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin today unveiled a new plaque at the TKTS booth in Duffy Square, honoring the site's history and recent restorations, while also lauding the efforts of Mayor John V. Lindsay. Mayor Lindsay was a passionate supporter of the Broadway Theatre and was instrumental in the creation of the original TKTS booth with the Theatre Development Fund in 1973, making Duffy Square ever since a destination point for those in search of reduced-price theater tickets. Also in attendance at today's unveiling were State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried; Broadway producer Hal Prince, who is Chair of the Theatre Industry Committee to Honor John Lindsay; as well as leaders of the Times Square Alliance, Theatre Development Fund, Broadway League, Broadway Association, and members of Mayor Lindsay's family. (more...)

INTAR Theatre Stages Rediscovered Classic 'Night Over Taos'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2007

INTAR Theatre, one of America's longest running Latino theaters producing plays in English, begins its 42nd season with a production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Maxwell Anderson's Night Over Taos, directed by Academy Award-winning actress and director Estelle Parsons. This rediscovered classic will play a limited Off-Broadway run from September 20 through October 20 at Theater for the New City. The official opening is set for Monday, October 1 at 7PM. (more...)

Ramos-Pena's 'Bad Blood - Malasangre' to Open May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2007

Award-winning Puerto Rican playwright, director, actor, and journalist Roberto Ramos-Perea will see his controversial play Bad Blood - Malasangre presented as the 40th anniversary mainstage production at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, led by Artistic Director Miriam Colon Valle. Previews for the New York premiere of Bad Blood - Malasangre begin April 25th at 8PM, with Opening Night on May 3rd, at 8PM. (more...)

Marga Gomez' Los Big Names Ends Run May 14
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2006

Los Big Names, the new play starring Marga Gomez, will complete its limited engagement and will play its final performance on Sunday, May 14th at 7PM at the 47th Street Theatre (more...)

Marga Gomez Stars in Los Big Names, Opening April 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2006

Marga Gomez' Los Big Names will open off-Broadway on April 9th after beginning previews on April 1st (more...)

Marga Gomez Stars in Los Big Names, Opening April 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2006

Marga Gomez will star in her one-woman show Los Big Names beginning April 1st, with the show opening on April 9th (more...)