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  • The annual GLSEN Respect Awards raise $1M for Safe Schools

    NEW YORK—The GLSEN “Respect Awards” were handed out at Cipriani’s. GLSEN was founded by a small group of teachers in the 1990s and has grown into a national organization that fights bullying and discrimination against LGBTQ youth. The awards are given to individuals who further the cause. This year’s honorees included actress Rosario Dawson, for her support of inclusive schools, and the clothing company Hollister. According to GLSEN, 8 out of 10 LGBTQ students are harassed at school.

  • Ariana DeBose takes on `Summer: The Donna Summer Musical`

    Three women take on the role of Donna Summer in the new musical, “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” Each actress plays the music legend at a different point in her career. One of those women, Ariana DeBose, says she went from being a dancer unaware of her hidden vocal talents to performing in hit Broadway plays “Hamilton,” “A Bronx Tale” and now, “Summer.”

  • Actor Andrew Garfield gets Tony nomination for ‘Angels in America’ role

    NEW YORK — The “Great Work” returned to Broadway and now it’s received nearly a dozen Tony nominations. The revival of Tony Kushner’s seminal work, “Angels in America” is set in 1980s New York City during the rise of the AIDS crisis. Actor Andrew Garfield clinched one of the 11 nominations. “Angels in America” burst onto stage in the 90s and premiered on Broadway in 1993. The cast and creative team spoke about why the show still resonates more than […]

  • Denzel Washington returns to Broadway for ‘The Iceman Cometh’

    NEW YORK —Award-winning actor Denzel Washington has returned to Broadway with a star-studded cast. PIX11 chats with Washington and the rest of the cast about the play, what it brings and the revival of Eugene O’Neill’s classic. Catch “The Iceman Cometh” at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. For tickets, click here.

  • Oscar-winning actress, Glenda Jackson, back on Broadway in “Three Tall Women”

    NEW YORK—”I heard that Glenda Jackson was attached to it and I was like how do I get in the room.” Oscar nominee Laurie Metcalf is one of the dynamic actresses starring in Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning play. A portrait of his mother in different stages of her life. Not so slippery , her recent return to prime-time in the reboot of “Roseanne.” “It premiered. It did well and hopefully will do some more,” Metcalf commented. Glenda Jackson left […]

  • GW student turns a scary experience abroad into a tool that can help others

    NEW YORK—Danya Sherman is an a student at George Washington University. “There is a quote that’s on my desk that I live by and that I run my company by. It says I don’t understand why someone didn’t do something about it and then I realized I am someone,” Sherman quoted. Someone who turned her personal experience into a tool to empower a generation of women. “In the summer of 2016 I was studying abroad in Spain. I was drugged […]

  • Celebrating 35 Years of the Food Bank for New York City

    NEW YORK—New York Celebs came out to help New Yorkers, raising millions of dollars to support New Yorkers in need. 1.5 million New Yorkers rely on Food Bank programs and services. They have provided 90 million free meals for New Yorkers in need over the years. On hand to lend their support, Salt N Pepa,, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Debi Mazar and many more. PIX11 was there as well

  • Two pop stars make their Broadway debut in “Kinky Boots”

    NEW YORK—Jake Shears from the band “Scissor Sisters ” is stepping into the role of Charlie Price in the Tony Award-winning show “Kinky Boots.” Slipping on those red patent leather thigh boots every night. “As a performer, and I think Kirstin will probably agree with me, it’s incredibly satisfying to be playing so many shows in a condensed time and to get that kind of response from the audience. I’m going to miss it,” Shears said. Kirstin Maldonado , a […]

  • “The Children” : A new play tackling real world social issues

    NEW YORK—Audiences may be surprised when they go see “The Children” , a play now making its American debut. “If they are waiting for little children to come on stage we are the children,” Francesa Annis said. Veteran British actress Francesca Annis plays Rose, a nuclear physicist, who decides to confront the chaos she helped create in the world through a series of events. “As adults we must face up to taking responsibility and not behave like children which a […]

  • Air Supply rocker Graham Russell brings original score to new off-Broadway musical ‘A Wall Apart’

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan- A rock legend is playing a different tune these days  in a new musical A Wall Apart, part of New York Music Festival. “When I was in superstar, which was a long time ago, I always thought God it would be nice to write a score for a show like this so now I am finally doing it,” Graham Russell said. Graham Russell, actually sang on stage in Jesus Christ Superstar. He was also a rock star in his own right, creating the […]