December 6, 2013
54 Below just welcomed a part of its December line-up for a special performance preview, including Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera (West Side Story, Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Fiddler on the Roof) and the cast of 'HIT LIST' -- Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last 5 Years), Andy Mientus (Carrie, Spring Awakening), Krysta Rodriguez (First Date ,The Addams Family), and Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mamma Mia!). Check out photos from the previews below!Photo Coverage: WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Cast Celebrates Opening Night with Burt Bacharach
December 6, 2013
The New York Theatre Workshop production of the world premiere of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined, just opened last night, December 5. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photos below!Photo Coverage: Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond Honored with 2013 Fred Ebb Award
December 3, 2013
The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presented the ninth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, last night. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, was presented by Joel Grey at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. BroadwayWorld was there for the ceremony and you can check out photos below!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Public Theater's REGULAR SINGING
November 25, 2013
Directed by Richard Nelson, REGULAR SINGING began performances at The Public Theater on Saturday, November 16 and runs in repertory with the previous Apple Family Plays through Sunday, December 15. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature Theatre's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED
November 25, 2013
Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned, co-conceived with and directed by Todd Kreidler, in collaboration with and featuring Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The show opened last night, November 24 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big opening below!Photo Coverage: Graff Family, Euan Morton, Chip Zien & More Preview 54 Below Shows!
November 21, 2013
54 Below just welcomed a part of its December line-up for a special performance preview, including Tony Award-winner Randy Graff, Tony nominee Todd Graff, and Nikka Graff Lanzarone from 'The Graff Family Holiday Special' (running 12/14 & 16); Tony-nominated song-writing team Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire (running 12/17); Tony nominee Euan Morton (running 12/12); and Chip Zien (running 12/5 & 11). Check out photos from the previews below!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MCC's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
November 21, 2013
MCC Theater presents the New York Premiere of John Pollono's celebrated Small Engine Repair, which plays through December 15, 2013 due to popular demand. Keegan Allen, James Badge Dale, playwright/actor John Pollono, and James Ransone star in the production directed by longtime MCC collaborator Jo Bonney (MCC's The Break of Noon, Fat Pig). Small Engine Repair at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) had its official opening last night November 20, and you can check out photos from the special event below!Photo Coverage: Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Honors Scott Ellis
November 19, 2013
Williamstown Theatre Festival honored Award-winning director and frequent WTF collaborator Scott Ellis, at last night's benefit at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. The evening was hosted by Julie White, who won a Tony Award for her performance in the Ellis-helmed production of The Little Dog Laughed, and included appearances by Tony Award-winners Chita Rivera, Susan Stroman, Rupert Holmes and more. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from inside the event below!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of STARS OF DAVID
November 14, 2013
Producer Daryl Roth, in association with Harbor Entertainment, present a limited 5-week engagement concert presentation of the new show Stars of David, based on the highly acclaimed book, Stars of David by Abigail Pogrebin, running through December 15, 2013 at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street, at Union Square). Featuring songs by some of the top composers and lyricist of the theater, Stars of Davidwas conceived by Aaron Harnick and Abigail Pogrebin and is directed by Gordon Greenberg. BroadwayWorld was there for last night's opening and you can check out photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Horizons' THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS
November 13, 2013
Playwrights Horizons World Premiere production of The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters, a new play by Blackburn Prize winner Marlane Meyer (The Chemistry of Change and Moe's Lucky Seven for PH; Etta Jenks), will play a limited engagement through Sunday evening, December 1 at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson (The Chemistry of Change for PH; An Iliad, Slavs!), the production opened last night, November 12 and you can check out photos from the festivities below!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night Theatre Arrivals at RICHARD III
November 11, 2013
Two-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance stars in TWELFTH NIGHT and Richard III, two startlingly different performances in repertory, as the suddenly love struck noblewoman Olivia in Twelfth Nightand as the ruthless and conniving title monarch in Richard III. The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, opened last night, Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre, and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities. Check out photos from Richard III's opening night theatre arrivals below!Photo Coverage: Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III Celebrate Opening Night!
November 11, 2013
Two-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance stars in TWELFTH NIGHT and Richard III, two startlingly different performances in repertory, as the suddenly love struck noblewoman Olivia in Twelfth Night and as the ruthless and conniving title monarch in Richard III. The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, opened last night, Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre, and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities. Check out photos from the after party below!Photo Coverage: Inside LA SOIREE's Opening Night Arrivals and Curtain Call
November 8, 2013
A theatrical phenomenon, a unique and gasp-inducing night of live entertainment, LA SOIREE opened last night at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) for a limited engagement. Bringing the glamour and glitz of the velvet-draped vaudeville salons straight into the 21st century, LA SOIREE's seductive setting is complete with ringside seats, bar service and posh tables from where audiences will be treated to a heady cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night festivities below!Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Re-Imagined THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
November 7, 2013
Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group present their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera launching a major North American Tour in Providence, R.I. at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for MURDER FOR TWO!
November 7, 2013
Producers Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelsonand Second Stage Theatre present Murder For Two, currently playing Off-Broadway at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street). Direct from a critically-acclaimed, sold-out run at Second StageTheatre Uptown (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director and Christopher Burney, Curator and Associate Artistic Director), Murder For Two began performances at New World Stages - Stage 5 on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 and officially opened last night, November 6, 2013. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night festivities below!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Zachary Levi & FIRST DATE Cast Tell It on the Mountain for Carols for a Cure
November 6, 2013
Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from First Date's recording session for 'Go Tell It on the Mountain' with castmembers Zachary Levi, Kristoffer Cusick, Sara Chase, Kate Loprest, Eric Ankrim, and Blake Hammond.Photo Coverage: Jeff Goldblum, Laurie Metcalf and Cast of DOMESTICATED Celebrate Opening Night
November 5, 2013
DOMESTICATED is playing at the Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) production of Domesticated, a new play by Bruce Norris, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The cast features Vanessa Aspillaga, Mia Barron, Robin De Jesus, Jeff Goldblum, Lizbeth MacKay, Emily Meade, Laurie Metcalf, Mary Beth Peil, Karen Pittman, Aleque Reid and Misha Seo.Domesticated will run through Sunday, January 5 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside opening night below!Photo Coverage: It's Ralphie to the Rescue! A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Gives Press Preview!
October 31, 2013
A Christmas Story, The Musical will arrive at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 11, where it is set to run through December 29, 2013. The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out photos from the special event below!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Public Theater's GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS and GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN
October 29, 2013
The Public Theater just opened The Foundry Theatre's GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN by Bertolt Brechton, and the American premiere of GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS last night, October 29. With a translation by John Willett and directed by Lear deBessonet, GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN will run through Sunday, November 24. GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS will run through Sunday, November 24.Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with the Cast of PORGY AND BESS National Tour
October 25, 2013
The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will launch at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this November. The tour, accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra, will begin performances Sunday, Nov. 10 with an official opening on Wednesday, Nov. 13. BroadwayWorld was just in the rehearsal room with the cast for a sneak peek and you can check out photos below!