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BWW Blog: Ed Dixon Returns in Pittsburgh Public Theatre's L'HOTEL
by Ed Dixon - October 21, 2014

In my cranky old age, I have become virtually phobic about all means of public transportation, an odd affectation for someone who has spent his entire life zooming from one theater to another across several countries. My dear friend, Nick Noone knows this about me, so when he learned that I was about to start rehearsing my new play, L'HOTEL at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, he offered to drive me both to and from. He did this in spite of the fact that he lives nowhere near Pittsburgh or New York City. This has prompted me to refer to him as Mother Teresa del Auto Spirito. (more...)

Additional casting for On the Twentieth Century
by Roundabout Theatre Company - October 20, 2014

It is my pleasure to announce additional cast members for On the Twentieth Century, our next production at the American Airlines Theatre. The previously announced Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher will be joined by Tony Award nominee Andy Karl (Bruce Granit), Mark Linn?Baker (Oliver Webb), Tony Award winnerMichael McGrath (Owen O'Malley) and Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson (Letitia Primrose). (more...)

BWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Mom's Advice
by Molly Garner - October 20, 2014

My mother has been reading my blog and her sole piece of advice is to stop talking about my baby. "Remember, NO ONE cares about your kids," she told me, with capital letters and all. "They all have their own and they think theirs are just as special." (more...)

Stoppard as Structuralist
by Roundabout Theatre Company - October 17, 2014


BWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Elephant Butts and Mermaid Tails
by Molly Garner - October 16, 2014

As I walked into rehearsal on Monday the sights of three elephant butts sticking out of a wall greeted me. 'Welcome to Big Fish,' they seemed to say. 'It gets even crazier from here.' (more...)

BWW Blog: Chris Vo of ON THE TOWN - Final Prep!
by Christopher Vo - October 15, 2014

Last Thursday, we officially "froze" the show, which means that we are finished with any major changes. We continue to receive notes before our performances. However, the choreography, set changes, music, and our script will adhere to Thursday night's version--our final draft, so to speak. This way, we get to marinate in the show a bit while previews continue and then the October 16 opening arrives. Also, it gives the press a chance to see it ahead of time. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute's Family Tree
by National Theater Institute - October 13, 2014

As I was reading The O'Neill: The Transformation of Modern American Theater by Jeffrey Sweet and walking through Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill Since 1964, a 50th anniversary exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, it became clear to me that the ideas, principles, and people that have shaped the O'Neill and the National Theater Institute are still so very evident and become a part of every student who studies with NTI. (more...)

The Real Thing: Listen, Read, Taste
by Roundabout Theatre Company - October 10, 2014

Immerse yourself in the world of The Real Thing with our recommended listening, reading and tasting lists! (more...)

Interview with Cynthia Nixon
by Roundabout Theatre Company - October 08, 2014


BWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - The First Day of School
by Molly Garner - October 08, 2014

On October 6th Musical Theatre West sponsored a Meet-the-Cast dinner prior to the first evening rehearsal. Food was provided by the delicious local restaurant Forbidden City, while the donors and board members who were there to meet the company provided desserts. (more...)

My Way to Roundabout
by Roundabout Theatre Company - October 07, 2014

In Haiti, at night, entire villages gather around fires and candlelight to listen to folklore whispered by a single storyteller. My family carried that tradition with them to the states, where my six older siblings and I grew up listening to magical and fantastical stories, many based on religious and voodoo figures. I never knew what was real or supernatural, or if the supernatural was just as real as I. In these stories, characters were constantly running from their family and their land in search for a new identity. But in a world where spirits, deities, and God guide life, these characters were bound to their destinies. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: National Music Theater Institute Embraced by Broadway
by National Theater Institute - October 06, 2014

The National Music Theater Institute (NMTI) students have just returned to campus from two weeks training in New York City; scroll down for photos from the visit! NMTI is the newest credit-earning, semester-long intensive from the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Utilizing the O'Neill's 50-year experience in training young theater artists and history of developing new musicals (including Nine, Avenue Q, In The Heights, [title of show], and Violet), NMTI offers broad-based training in all areas of musical theater: acting, singing, directing, writing, dance, composition, and choreography. In addition to the semester's rigorous curriculum-classes 14 hours a day, 7 days a week with emphasis on collaboration and the creation of original work- two weeks of the semester are spent learning in the epicenter of American music theater. (more...)

BWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Photo Shoot
by Molly Garner - October 06, 2014

Last Wednesday I showed up at Musical Theatre West for a Big Fish photo shoot, with baby Delilah once again in tow. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Broadway Support
by Christopher Vo - October 03, 2014

I have been so impressed by the tremendous support and camaraderie in the Broadway community. Many from across the theater spectrum already have come to enjoy ON THE TOWN in previews. It's been inspiring to see cast members and creatives from WICKED, IF/THEN, PIPPIN, NEWSIES, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, LITTLE DANCER, NBC's live telecast of PETER PAN, and so many others in our community excited and eager to show their support. We can always tell when our audiences are speckled with others who work on the 'Great White Way'. From the moment the house lights dim, a friendly buzz radiates onto the stage. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jon Drake of DIRTY DANCING National Tour - Busy Week
by Jon Drake - October 02, 2014

Hi all! (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Costume Fittings
by Molly Garner - October 01, 2014

Costume fittings aren't always a good time. I've been to fittings where I never once got to look in the mirror. I've been to fittings where I had to stand stock still for an hour at the risk of getting stuck by hundreds of pins. And I've been to fittings where literally nothing fit. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Previews, Choreography and More!
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2014

We just finished our first full week of previews!!! After our shows here at ON THE TOWN, there is always a crowd of fans by our stage door anxious to get their programs signed by the cast and eager to share with us their favorite aspects of the show. For most, the top of their list is the dancing. (more...)

The Humans by Stephen Karam
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 29, 2014


BWW Exclusive: Exploring the Theatrical Richness of London with NTI
by National Theater Institute - September 29, 2014

The National Theater Institute Semester is a 14-week, credit-earning program, offering college-aged students intensive theater immersion at the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. (more...)

Interview with Director Sam Gold
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 29, 2014

Director of The Real Thing, Sam Gold, discusses the play with Ted Sod. Ted Sod: Why did you choose to direct Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing? What would you say the play is about? (more...)

Interview with Tom Stoppard
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 29, 2014

Ted Sod: Who makes a good director for your plays? ? Tom Stoppard: That's a really dangerous question. I don't know if it's a simple answer. Somebody who likes to do my plays is a good director for them. (more...)

Message from the Artistic Director about The Real Thing
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 29, 2014

This week, The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, directed by Roundabout's Resident Director, Sam Gold, begins preview as the first production at the American Airlines Theatre in this 2014-2015 Season. (more...)

Interview with Ewan McGregor
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 26, 2014

Actor Ewan McGregor, who plays Henry in The Real Thing, speaks with Education Dramaturg Ted Sod about his role in The Real Thing. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - First Preview Performance
by Christopher Vo - September 24, 2014

We had our first preview performance of ON THE TOWN this past Saturday! (more...)

We remember Polly Bergen
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 22, 2014