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MTC to Honor Nancy Coyne at 2019 Spring Gala Photo MTC to Honor Nancy Coyne at 2019 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 13 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). This year's event will honor Serino Coyne Founder and Chairman Nancy Coyne for being a tireless advocate for the arts.

Reiko Aylesworth, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, and More Lead the Geffen's BLACK SUPER HE Photo Reiko Aylesworth, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, and More Lead the Geffen's BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its world premiere production of Black Super Hero Magic Mama, written by Los Angeles-based playwright Inda Craig-Galvan (I Go Somewhere Else, Welcome to Matteson!) and directed by two-time OBIE Award winner and NAACP Award winner Robert O'Hara (Barbecue, Bootycandy, Eclipsed).

All Broadway Theatres Will Dim Lights for Carol Channing Jan. 16 Photo All Broadway Theatres Will Dim Lights for Carol Channing Jan. 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Carol Channing, a Tony Award winner and theatrical legend, who passed away on Tuesday, January 15 at age 97. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, January 16 at exactly 7:45pm. 

BWW Review: OKLAHOMA! at Palm Canyon Theatre Photo BWW Review: OKLAHOMA! at Palm Canyon Theatre
by Stan Jenson - Sep 30, 2018

Fittingly, Palm Canyon Theatre has opened their 2018/2019 season with the classic Oklahoma!, deemed by many to be the foundation of the modern musical theatre. Originally appearing on Broadway in 1943, it is the first collaboration of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II, was a blockbuster hit in its original run, and has been filmed, revived, toured, and produced time and again in schools and theatres around the world. However, it's been quite a spell since it has been available to local theatregoers. PCT's production, under the direction of Derik Shopinski, is reverent to the original work, blessed with some amazing voices, boisterously staged, and absolutely delighted the audience on its opening weekend.

THE BAND'S VISIT, SPONGEBOB, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and More to Perform at Broadway in  Photo THE BAND'S VISIT, SPONGEBOB, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and More to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Broadway in Bryant Park will return this summer! The 2018 program will bring the best of Broadway together for free performances for six consecutive weeks from Thursday, July 12 to Thursday, August 16. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Thursday with performances running from 12:30 p.m. EST - 1:30 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by 106.7 LITE FM's on-air personalities, this year's annual presentation of open-air lunch hour performances featuring the best Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will be presented by your local Toyota Dealers, VISIT PHILADELPHIA and FUJIFILM Instax.

Brief 6/13: DESPERATE MEASURES Opens Off-Broadway, and More! Photo Brief 6/13: DESPERATE MEASURES Opens Off-Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Desperate Measures opens off-Broadway tonight, and more!

Netflix Confirms Corbin Bernsen & Annette O'Toole Will Join Second Season of Marvel's Photo Netflix Confirms Corbin Bernsen & Annette O'Toole Will Join Second Season of Marvel's THE PUNISHER
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2018

According to Deadline, Marvel's The Punisher has added two new cast members to the roster. Marvel Television and Netflix said today that Corbin Bernsen (American Gods, Psych) and Annette O'Toole (Cat People, Smallville) will join the second season of the comic book vigilante action drama.

Broadway Veteran and MASH Star David Ogden Stiers Dies at 75 Photo Broadway Veteran and MASH Star David Ogden Stiers Dies at 75
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2018

Variety has reported that actor David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role on the television show MASH has died at age 75 of bladder cancer.

BWW Morning Brief January 22th, 2018: THE HOMECOMING QUEEN and PARTY FACE Open Tonigh Photo BWW Morning Brief January 22th, 2018: THE HOMECOMING QUEEN and PARTY FACE Open Tonight, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Homecoming Queen opens tonight off-Broadway, Party Face opens at City Center, and more!

Alan Ariano, Pun Bandhu, and More to Star in Zhu Yi's A DEAL at Urban Stages Photo Alan Ariano, Pun Bandhu, and More to Star in Zhu Yi's A DEAL at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, will kick-off its 34th season with the World Premiere of Zhu Yi's A DEAL, directed by John Giampietro.

Mel Brooks, George Takei Among Voice Cast for Animated Remake of Brooks' BLAZING SADD Photo Mel Brooks, George Takei Among Voice Cast for Animated Remake of Brooks' BLAZING SADDLES
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Some of Broadway's brightest talent will lend their voices to the upcoming, kid-friendly animated comedy BLAZING SAMURAI, based on Mel Brooks' classic comedy BLAZING SADDLES. Entertainment Weekly writes that Brooks himself, as well as ALLEGIANCE's George Takei, THIS IS OUR YOUTH's Michael Cera and THE MOUNTAINTOP's Samuel L. Jackson will be heard in the forthcoming film.

Ann Curry Set for Six-Part PBS Series WE'LL MEET AGAIN, Coming in 2018
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

PBS today announced WE'LL MEET AGAIN, a new six-part series produced by Blink Films in partnership with Ann Curry's media venture and scheduled to premiere in winter 2018.

'Silence of the Lambs' Oscar-Winning Director Jonathan Demme Dies at Age 73
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, perhaps best known for helming 1991's 'Silence of the Lambs,' passed away this morning in New York. He was 73.

Ken Leung Lands Key Role of 'Karnak' in MARVEL'S INHUMANS on ABC
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Prominent actor Ken Leung ('Night Shift,' 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' 'Lost') has landed the key role of Karnak in the MARVEL'S INHUMANS television series for ABC.

Tony Winner Mel Brooks to Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor Mel Brooks with the Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday February 12th.

NBC Orders High School Drama Department Pilot from HAMILTON's Jeffrey Seller
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Today, NBC announced that it has given a pilot order to DRAMA HIGH, from executive producers Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and Jeffrey Seller (producer of the Broadway sensation HAMILTON).

Denzel Washington to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Denzel Washington is set to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the festival announced today.

BWW Interview - Special 'Tracy Trifecta' Series: Marissa Jaret Winokur Shares Fond HAIRSPRAY Memories
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 27, 2016

Today, Marissa Jaret Winokur shares her fondest memories from the show and explains why HAIRSPRAY is 'the gift that keeps on giving!'

Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp to Return for PITCH PERFECT 3
by Movies News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Anna Camp, Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have all signed on for the third installment of Universal's musical comedy franchise PITCH PERFECT.

Tony Winner Mel Brooks Appears at Radio City Music Hall Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company and Mills Entertainment previously announced that Mel Brooks would take the Radio City Music Hall stage tonight, September 1, 2016 at 7:30PM for an exclusive inside look at his storied career and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles.

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