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MY FAIR LADY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and More Set for Long Beach Playhouse's 2017 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

On September 23, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 2017 Mainstage Season. This year's season combines perennial favorites like My Fair Lady, Arsenic and Old Lace and Agatha Christie's Black Coffee with newer plays like Peter and the Starcatcher, Flight and Pack of Lies. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For The Menier Chocolate Factory's PACK OF LIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

With Spamilton: An American Parody currently running at the theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major revival of Hugh Whitemore's Pack of Lies. Hannah Chissick directs Jasper Britton as (Stewart), Sia Dauda (Sally), Alasdair Harvey (Peter Kroger), Chris Larkin (Bob Jackson), Macy Nyman (Julie Jackson), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Helen Kroger), Natalie Walter (Thelma) and Finty Williams (Barbara Jackson). The production opens on 1 October, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 17 November. (more...)

Leslie Ayvazian's OUT OF THE CITY to Make NJ Premiere at Passage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Passage Theatre Company, Trenton's Barrymore Award-winning theatre company, under the leadership of Artistic Director June Ballinger and Managing Director Damion Parran,  opens  its 2016-2017 season with Leslie Ayvazian's comedy, Out of the City.   (more...)

Leslie Ayvazian's OUT OF THE CITY to Make NJ Premiere at Passage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Passage Theatre Company, Trenton's Barrymore Award-winning theatre company, under the leadership of Artistic Director June Ballinger and Managing Director Damion Parran,  opens  its 2016-2017 season with Leslie Ayvazian's comedy, Out of the City.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Leslie Ayvazian and OUT OF THE CITY at Passage Theatre Company 10/27 to 11/13
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 27, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Leslie Ayvazian who wrote Out of the City, now showing at Passage Theatre Company in Trenton. Directed by Murphy Davis, Ayvazian also plays Carol in the show. (more...)

Lorna Luft to Play 'Louise' in Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

This holiday season Lorna Luft, the beloved performer and daughter of film and television icon Judy Garland, will star as Louise in The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, which began rehearsals this week. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Slates Fall Script In Hand Playreadings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse announces its fall season Script in Hand playreadings: You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running, a comedy by Robert Anderson, on Monday, November 13, at 7 p.m.; and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, a thriller by Stephen Dietz, based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle, on Monday, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Mariska Ariya, Robert G. Slade, and More to Star in WHITE FANG At Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Casting has been announced for the London premiere of White Fang, inspired by the classic novel by Jack London, which concludes Park Theatre's 2017 season. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards Update 11/27 - Kevin Connell, Kayla Walsh Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Script-in-Hand COLLECTED STORIES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the Pulitzer Prize finalist, "Collected Stories" by Donald Margulies, on Monday, December 12, at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht and More to Star in Joshua Harmon's ADMISSIONS at LCT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht, Dana Ivey, and Sally Murphy will be featured in its upcoming production of ADMISSIONS, a new play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin. (more...)

Lorna Luft to Return for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS 2016 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced today that Lorna Luft will reprise her role as Martha Watson in the upcoming National Tour. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

New York Classical Theatre Celebrates 19th Anniversary with ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

New York Classical Theatre (Stephen Burdman, Artistic Director), New York City's only all-free professional Off-Broadway theatre company, is pleased to announce a new production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to celebrate its 19th Anniversary Season. The production, directed by Mr. Burdman, is the company's first staging of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers, and will be presented in five New York City parks - Central Park, Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City, The Battery, Carl Schurz Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park - with performances from June 5 through July 29 at 7:00 PM. There is no ticketing, and all performances are free and open to the public. New York Classical Theatre also invites audiences to experience unique behind-the-scenes access to open rehearsals on selected dates for each of the five park stagings.  (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Announces Jonathan Church's Inaugural Summer Season 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic Director Jonathan Church's complete programme for Theatre Royal Bath's annual Summer Season is today announced. Church's inaugural season of five plays will open with David Hare's Racing Demons from 21 June, followed by Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, the UK Premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest, Looking at Lucian by Alan Franks and Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van. (more...)

Lorna Luft Undergoes Successful Brain Surgery to Remove Tumor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Lorna Luft collapsed backstage last week after a concert at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London. The singer, who was having trouble remembering both lyrics and monologues was rushed to the hospital where she has been 'initially diagnosed with a brain tumor' according to her spokesperson, Victoria Varela. (more...)

Lorna Luft Diagnosed with Brain Tumor After Collapsing Backstage in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2018

 Lorna Luft collapsed backstage on Friday after a concert at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London. (more...)

New York Classical Theatre's ROMEO AND JULIET Moves To Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City For 'Take A Seat' Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

After a successful run in Central Park, playing to over 4,000 people, performances resume on Wednesday, June 27 in Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City for New York Classical Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by the company's Founding Artistic Director Stephen Burdman. The production will play this week through June 30, before continuing on to The Battery, Carl Schurz Park, and Brooklyn Bridge Park for performances through July 29. There is no ticketing, and all performances are free and open to the public. Performance schedule can be found at newyorkclassical.org.    (more...)

BWW TV: Lorna Luft Performs Moving 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in Tribute to Orlando, Stonewall, and the Late, Great Judy Garland
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2016

It's been 77 years since Judy Garland made Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' forever famous. Just last night, her daughter, Lorna Luft, brought the beloved song back to life (something she has never done before now) at Feinstein's/54 Below, in a moving tribute to Stonewall, Orlando, and of course, her late mother. Check out the entire, emotional performance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lorna Luft Celebrates Pride Week at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Jun 22, 2016

After several sold-out Feinstein's/54 Below engagements, Lorna Luft returns with a brand new show to celebrate Pride Week in NYC! The evening will be a celebration of what it means to be proud. Join Lorna Luft as she sings, tells stories, and focuses on the history behind New York City Pride and what it means to her while also dedicating her show to everyone who has pride in themselves. This is a show for all ages, shapes, and sizes and is a true celebration of who we all are, Lorna- style! (more...)

Lorna Luft to Return for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS 2016 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced today that Lorna Luft will reprise her role as Martha Watson in the upcoming National Tour. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 20-26, Featuring Alexandra Silber, Laura Osnes, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 19, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Al(exandra) Silber's Casual Monday, The Broadway Princess Party feat. Laura Osnes, Barbara Cook, Lorna Luft Celebrates Pride Week, and Anything But Love the Musical in Concert. (more...)

PERFECT TEETH and DICK PIX By Daniel McCoy To Play Theaterlab
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Playwright Daniel McCoy's new plays, Perfect Teeth and Dick Pix are set to run in rotation at Theatrelab in mid-town Manhattan, July 18 - August 12. Opening night is slated for Sunday July 22. (more...)

The Menier Chocolate Factory Presents A Major UK Revival Of Hugh Whitemore's PACK OF LIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

With Spamilton: An American Parody currently running at the venue, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of Hugh Whitemore's Pack of Lies directed by Hannah Chissick. The production opens on 1 October, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 17 November. (more...)

PERFECT TEETH & DICK PIX Begins Previews Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Playwright Daniel McCoy's new plays, Perfect Teeth and Dick Pix are set to run in rotation at Theaterlab in mid-town Manhattan, July 18 - August 12. Opening night is slated for Sunday July 22. (more...)

PERFECT TEETH and DICK PIX By Daniel McCoy To Play Theaterlab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Playwright Daniel McCoy's new plays, Perfect Teeth and Dick Pix are set to run in rotation at Theatrelab in mid-town Manhattan, July 18 - August 12. Opening night is slated for Sunday July 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At The New Play PERFECT TEETH at Theaterlab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

Playwright Daniel McCoy's new plays, Perfect Teeth and Dick Pix are set to run in rotation at Theaterlab in mid-town Manhattan, July 18 - August 12. Opening night is slated for Sunday July 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At The New Comedy DICK PIX
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Playwright Daniel McCoy's new plays, Perfect Teeth and Dick Pix are set to run in rotation at Theaterlab in mid-town Manhattan, July 18 - August 12. Opening night is slated for Sunday July 22. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 4-10, Featuring Melba Moore, Lorna Luft, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 4, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Neil Bartram: 'New Songs for a New Year'; Broadway Is A Drag: Celebrating Drag Queens for BC/EFA; Lorna Luft at 54 Below; 54 Sings Kiss Me Kate; and Melba Moore: I Got Love. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Comedy THE SUPPORTING CAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy, "The Supporting Cast" by George Furth, on Monday, February 6, at 7 p.m.  The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

PACK OF LIES Comes to The Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Set in the UK in 1960, Hugh Whitemore's Pack of Lies tells the story of the Johnsons, a nice middle aged English couple, and their best friends, the Krogers, who live next door. Imagine their surprise when a Scotland Yard detective asks to use their house to observe a Soviet espionage ring operating in the area. The Jacksons are more and more put out as Scotland Yard's demands on them increase. Then they are really put to the test when the detective asks them to help set a trap for the suspected spies...the Krogers. (more...)

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

This February, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

A Valentine for the Desert! Lorna Luft SIngs THE JUDY GARLAND SONGBOOK at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Feb 2, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment. A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer, she triumphs in every medium.Born to Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, music and entertainment were part of her childhood. At age 11, she made her television debut singing on her mother's series, 'The Judy Garland Show.' At 16, already a seasoned performer, she shared the bill with her mother on Broadway in a month long concert engagement at New York's Palace Theater. (more...)

PACK OF LIES Approaches Opening at the Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

In 1983, Hugh Whitemore turned the true story of Russian espionage into a play entitled Pack of Lies. It tells the story of the Johnsons, a nice middle aged English couple, and their best friends, the Krogers, who live next door. When Scotland Yard asks if they can use their house to investigate a spy ring, the Jacksons agree never suspecting the spies are the Krogers. (more...)

Hugh Whitemore's PACK OF LIES Headed to The Drama Group This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Drama Group's spring show is 'Pack of Lies' by Hugh Whitemore, directed by Noel Hanley. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings, March 17 to April 1, at 8:00, in Pilling Hall at The First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6001 Germantown Avenue, between High Street and Walnut Lane. (more...)

Edward Fox Returns To The West End In SAND IN THE SANDWICHES For A Strictly Limited Run Followed By An Extended UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Fresh from a sell-out 2016 UK Tour, Edward Fox is to return to the West End in the celebrated one-man play exploring the life and work of John Betjeman, Sand in the Sandwiches, for a strictly limited London run. (more...)

Lorna Luft, David Yazbek, Broadway Loves Demi Lovato, and More Lead This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

This week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards Update - Jordan Donica, Anabelle Smith Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards Update - JT Walker III, Stacie Boord Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards Update - Gahana Lincoln HS's PIPPIN in Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Finty Williams And Jasper Britton to Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival Of PACK OF LIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

With Spamilton: An American Parody recently extending its run at the theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces initial casting for their major revival of Hugh Whitemore's Pack of Lies. Hannah Chissick directs Finty Williams as Barbara Jackson and Jasper Britton as Stewart. The production opens on 1 October, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 17 November. The full company will be announced shortly. (more...)

Lorna Luft Reveals She Has Undergone Mastectomy Surgery: 'I Am Recovering Well'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Lorna Luft has shared on her official Facebook page that she has undergone mastectomy surgery and is recovering well.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Daniel McCoy's New Play DICK PIX Premieres in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Playwright Daniel McCoy's new comedy Dick Pix is currently running at Theaterlab in mid-town Manhattan. Dick Pix is directed by Heidi Handelsman and runs through August 11. The production is running in rotation with McCoy's drama, Perfect Teeth. (more...)

Lorna Luft Pens Book About Mother, Judy Garland, and A STAR IS BORN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland and Sid Luft, has written a new book, A Star Is Born: Judy Garland and the Film That Got Away, which will be released by Running Press Adult on September 18, 2018. (more...)

June Ballinger's REMEMBRANCE DAY Will Premiere on 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

13th Street has - once again - become synonymous with cutting-edge powerful pieces focusing on the human experience. The latest is a great work of drama about one of the unsung heroes of history. (more...)

Edward Fox To Star In New Betjeman Play SAND IN THE SANDWICHES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

Edward Fox is to star in a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, which celebrates the life and work of John Betjeman. Directed by Gareth Armstrong, the production will premiere at Oxford Playhouse on 25 October 2016 followed by a UK tour visiting the Minerva Theatre Chichester, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and culminating with a final performance at the Folkestone Book Festival on 24 November 2016. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and More Set for Long Beach Playhouse's 2017 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

On September 23, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 2017 Mainstage Season. This year's season combines perennial favorites like My Fair Lady, Arsenic and Old Lace and Agatha Christie's Black Coffee with newer plays like Peter and the Starcatcher, Flight and Pack of Lies. (more...)

Jasper Britton, Sia Dauda, and More Will Lead The Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival Of PACK OF LIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

With Spamilton: An American Parody currently running at the theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major revival of Hugh Whitemore's Pack of Lies. Hannah Chissick directs Jasper Britton as (Stewart), Sia Dauda (Sally), Alasdair Harvey (Peter Kroger), Chris Larkin (Bob Jackson), Macy Nyman (Julie Jackson), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Helen Kroger), Natalie Walter (Thelma) and Finty Williams (Barbara Jackson). The production opens on 1 October, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 17 November. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Script In Hand Playreading On April 23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy, "Breaking Legs" by Tom Dulack, on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m.  The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

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