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Transport Group Gala To Feature Lachanze, Mary Testa, Betsy Wolfe, and More

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 630pm 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.
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Estelle Parsons will toss Molotovs on Broadway in 'The Velocity of Autumn'

Estelle Parsons will toss Molotovs on Broadway in 'The Velocity of Autumn'
Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella are heading to Broadway in the new play The Velocity of Autumn, opening April 21, 2014, at the Booth Theatre.

After plans for a Broadway run last spring were shuttered in favor of a try-out at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage, the 90-minute dark comedy will feature direction by Molly Smith. Previews for playwright Eric Coble’s Broadway debut begin on April 1.

Oscar winner Parsons will star as Alexandra, a 79-year-old artist who locks herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with a bevvy of explosives after quarreling with her family over her remaining years. Her estranged son
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Cast of Peter And The Starcatcher, Jenn Colella and More Perform at Transport Group's Benefit Gala Tonight

Transport Group has announced that, Jenn Colella, Tyne Daly, Montego Glover, Ann Harada, Elizabeth Stanley, and Sally Wilfert will perform at its gala benefit Gimme A Break honoring Christian Borle, Sue Frost, and Paul Huntley tonight, December 10, 2012 at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue. The evening will be hosted by Julie Halston and will feature a special performance by the cast of the Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher.
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Cast of Peter And The Starcatcher, Jenn Colella and More to Perform at Transport Group's Benefit Gala, Dec 10

Transport Group has announced that, Jenn Colella, Tyne Daly, Montego Glover, Ann Harada, Elizabeth Stanley, and Sally Wilfert will perform at its gala benefit Gimme A Break honoring Christian Borle, Sue Frost, and Paul Huntley on Monday, December 10, 2011 at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue. The evening will be hosted by Julie Halston and will feature a special performance by the cast of the Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatch
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Transport Group to Honor Christian Borle

Broadway actor Christian Borle, producer Sue Frost, and hair designer Paul Huntley will be honored at Transport Group's annual gala, "Gimme A Break!," the theater company announced Wednesday. Transport Group, a not-for-profit theater company that stages new and re-imagined works by American writers, holds an annual gala to recognize outstanding contributions to the American theater community. This year's gala, "Gimme A Break!," will be hosted by actor and comedian Julie Halston and will feature performances by Broadway stars sharing their big breaks in story and song. Along with performances the "Transporting American Theatre" Award will be presented to Borle, Frost, and Huntley at the Dec. 10 event, held at the Asia Society and Museum. A Tony Award winner for his role in "Peter and the Starcatcher," Borle (pictured) is also known for his role as Tom Levitt on NBC's "Smash." He has also starred in Broadway productions of "Mary Poppins," "Spamalot,
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Holland Taylor-Led Ann to Open at Vivian Beaumont Theater on 3/7; Previews Begin 2/18

Ann, a new play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, will begin previews on Broadway at Lincoln Centers Vivian Beaumont Theater 150 West 65 Street Monday, February 18, 2013 at 8pm, and will open Thursday, March 7, 2013. Directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, Ann has scenic design by Michael Fagin, costume design by Julie Weiss, lighting design by Matthew Richards, sound design by Ken Huncovsky, projection design by Zachary Borovay, wig design by Paul Huntley, and is produced by Bob Boyett and Harriet Newman Leve with co-producers Jane Dubin, Jack Thomas, Amy Danis, Mark Johannes, Sarahbeth Grossman, Anne OShea and Jon Cryer in association with Lincoln Center Theater. Ann is executive produced by Kevin Bailey.
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Ellen Burstyn On 'Political Animals,' Hot Love Affairs And Unleashing Her Creativity

Ellen Burstyn On 'Political Animals,' Hot Love Affairs And Unleashing Her Creativity
In “Political Animals,” the USA Network series event, Ellen Burstyn stars as Margaret Barrish, part of a Clinton-esque political clan. A straight-shooting, one-time Vegas showgirl, Margaret is the mother of Elaine Barrish Hammond (Sigourney Weaver), a former First Lady who subsequently divorces her philandering husband and is named Secretary of State. The six-part series premieres July 15.

Burstyn, 79, has enjoyed a storied career in Hollywood and on the stage. She won a best actress Oscar for “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” and received five additional nominations for her roles in “Requiem for a Dream,” “Resurrection,” “Same Time, Next Year,” “The Exorcist” and “The Last Picture Show.” She received a Tony Award for her performance in “Same Time, Next Year” on Broadway and is set to appear in a revival of "Picnic," the Pulitzer Prize-winning William Inge play, this winter.

Burstyn was the first woman elected president of Actors Equity Association,
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Holland Taylor to Lead Pre-Broadway Run of Ann at Kennedy Center, 12/17-1/15

Ann, a new play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, is a no holds barred portrait of the unforgettable governor of the Lone Star State, Ann Richards. Directed by Benjamin Klein, with scenic design by Michael Fagin, costume design by Julie Weiss, lighting design by Matthew Richards, projection design by Zachary Borovay, sound design by Ken Huncovsky and wig design by Paul Huntley, Ann is produced by Bob Boyett.
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Holland Taylor to Lead Pre-Broadway Run of Ann at Kennedy Center, 12/17-1/15

Ann, a new play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, is a no holds barred portrait of the unforgettable governor of the Lone Star State, Ann Richards. Directed by Benjamin Klein, with scenic design by Michael Fagin, costume design by Julie Weiss, lighting design by Matthew Richards, projection design by Zachary Borovay, sound design by Ken Huncovsky and wig design by Paul Huntley, Ann is produced by Bob Boyett.
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Pal Joey's Channing And Plimpton Featured On Wnyc On 1/23

Pal Joey stars Stockard Channing and Martha Plimpton will be featured on Wnyc's "The Leonard Lopate Show" on Friday, January 23rd from 12:30-1:00Pm on 93.9Fm and Am 820. Tune in to hear Stockard and Martha discuss their roles in Rodgers and Hart's classic musical. Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of Pal Joey starring Stockard Channing (Vera Simpson), Matthew Risch (Joey Evans) and Martha Plimpton (Gladys Bumps). Pal Joey features a new book by Tony? Award winner Richard Greenberg, based on the original book by John O'Hara, with music direction by Tony? Award winner Paul Gemignani, choreography by Graciela Daniele and directed by two-time Tony? Award winner Joe Mantello at Studio 54 on Broadway. The cast of Pal Joey features Robert Clohessy (Mike), Jenny Fellner (Linda English), Daniel Marcus (Ludlow Lowell), Steven Skybell (Ernest), Timothy J. Alex, Brian Barry, Kurt Froman, Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines,
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow For Damon Wayans

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow For Damon Wayans
Comedian Damon Wayans shaves his head - because he had a disaster with his toupee. The film and TV star decided he had to cover up the fact that he was going bald because the Hollywood industry is so obsessed with looks. His first experience with a hairpiece was such a disaster that he decided shaving off the rest of his hair was a better bet. He says, "You think that you've got to look good in Hollywood, and I had a great toupee made by this guy called Paul Huntley. They tell you you can wash this hair, fly with it, swim with it, so I got my hair done and it was the perfect afro. I took a shower and the toupee shrunk up and I had this point on my head. And they had stitched it into my hair and I had to wake my sister up to pick it all out. I was devastated."

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