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BWW Exclusive: NTI - A Launchpad to the Professional World
by National Theater Institute - July 02, 2015

This summer, 25 alums have returned to the O'Neill. We speak with five of them about their experience both as a NTI student and as a member of the O'Neill's professional summer season! (more...)


BWW Blog: Shannon O'Bryan of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Oh, What a Life!
by Shannon O'Bryan - June 30, 2015

Wow... I don't even know how to begin to wrap this week into a tiny little package of a blog entry?!? Here at Transcendence Theatre Company, we strive always to live fully in the moment with passion and purpose in order to make every moment the Best Moment EVER! This means that every day is beyond epic and sometimes a challenge to always remain completely present in order to suck every ounce of nectar out of life. (more...)


BWW Blog: Patti Murin of The Muny's HOLIDAY INN - Making It Work At Work
by Patti Murin - June 29, 2015

Greetings from St. Louis, MO, home of the incredible theatrical and cultural institution, the MUNY, and my in-laws, the Donnells!  (more...)


SIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO DO
by Roundabout Theatre Company - June 26, 2015

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BWW Blog: Nick Dalton of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Oh, What a Night!
by Nick Dalton - June 26, 2015

To quote Leslie Uggams, 'June is bustin' out all over..all the lidda bidda dridges and they hucka the bejeepers...' (more...)


SIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO READ
by Roundabout Theatre Company - June 25, 2015

Significant Other marks playwright Joshua Harmon's return to Roundabout following the success of his breakthrough hit Bad Jews. Warm, hilarious, and uncompromisingly honest, Significant Othertakes us into the single life of late-twenties Jordan Berman as he confronts the limits of friendship, the inscrutabilities of dating, and the loneliness of adulthood. (more...)


BWW Reviews: ONCE Is Not Your Typical Broadway Musical, Using Music Organically to 'Speak and Sing of What It Is to Be Human'
by Jill Schafer - June 24, 2015

There's no big opening number, no splashy dance with dozens of chorus girls and boys, no pit orchestra, no large moving set pieces, no colorful glamorous costumes. ONCE is not your typical musical. In fact, according to The Cherry and Spoon Music-Theater Spectrum it's not a musical at all, but rather a play with music. Yet this atypical not-really-a-musical musical won eight Tony Awards in 2012. Why is that? Why was this quiet and quirky musical based on a little Irish movie awarded Broadway's biggest prize? Perhaps because it is different from other musicals. Perhaps the voters awarded the creative and organic way music is used to tell this beautifully simple and non-traditional love story. ONCE is a new kind of music-theater, and proves that musicals don't always have to be big and loud to have a profound effect on the audience. ONCE is quietly, beautifully stirring. (more...)


BWW Blog: Shootin' Crap with Jordan & Noah Farewell Episode - Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS Backstage Blog
by GUYS & DOLLS - June 22, 2015

Meet your hosts Jordan Grubb and Noah Plomgren. Not only are they two members of our talented Guys and Dolls cast but they are quite the showrunners. Join them Shootin Crap with the cast in this fun inside look at life in Runyonland. This week: Join the cast for Game Night! (more...)


BWW Blog: Ryan Koerber - Road to the Jimmy's! Episode 3
by Ryan Koerber - June 22, 2015

After winning 'Best Actor' at the Gershwin Awards, The National High School Musical Theatre Awards' regional awards program in New York City, Ryan Koerber is now preparing to represent New York at the Jimmy Awards on June 29th, 2015 at the Minskoff Theatre. This third video blog features the week of Ryan's final show with his dance company! (more...)


Weddings: A Look at Then and Now
by Roundabout Theatre Company - June 17, 2015

Over time, American weddings have changed dramatically, and not just with regards to fashion. The New York Times recently printed an opinion piece on the costs involved for the happy couple and their guests, and through his play, Significant Other, Joshua Harmon brings to the stage some of the modern wedding traditions we experience today. Below we contrast wedding traditions from the 1950's and now. (more...)


Talkback: The Evolution of Dating and Marriage
by Roundabout Theatre Company - June 16, 2015

We are pleased to announce a special post-show discussion about the evolution of dating and marriage in conjunction with Joshua Harmon's new comedy, Significant Other. The discussion is immediately following the 2:00pm matinee performance of Significant Other on June 27 and tickets are complimentary for all Significant Other ticketholders on Saturday, June 27 at 2:00pm. (more...)


BWW Blog: Noah Plomgren of Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS - Wrapping It Up
by GUYS & DOLLS - June 15, 2015

Hey Broadway World! Its Noah again writing to you from the Goodspeed Opera House, where all of us in Guys and Dolls are starting to wrap up our time here. We have had an incredible run here and since starting performances in April, we will have done some 80-odd performances by the time we close on June 20. Having the chance to do a run this long has been amazing and the way the show has grown and deepened over the last two and a half months has been an absolute joy to witness. Everyone has been diving deeper into their characters day after day, scenes have been getting tighter, jokes have been getting funnier and we are all having the time of our lives. (more...)


BWW Blog: Ryan Koerber - Road to the Jimmy's! Episode 2
by Ryan Koerber - June 15, 2015

After winning 'Best Actor' at the Gershwin Awards, The National High School Musical Theatre Awards' regional awards program in New York City, Ryan Koerber is now preparing to represent New York at the Jimmy Awards on June 29th, 2015 at the Minskoff Theatre. This second video blog features working at The Gateway Playhouse, playing the Heads Up app, and seeing Fun Home on Broadway! (more...)


BWW Exclusive: National Puppetry Conference Celebrates 25th Anniversary
by National Theater Institute - June 12, 2015

A signature component of the National Theater Institute's credit-earning Theatermakers Summer Intensive is the integration of the student program with the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's professional summer conferences.  (more...)


Therese Raquin: Gabriel Ebert, Judith Light and Matt Ryan join the cast
by Roundabout Theatre Company - June 10, 2015

I am delighted to announce additional casting for next season's production of Therese Raquin, directed by Evan Cabnet. Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Olivier nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) will be joined by Gabriel Ebert (Camille), Judith Light (Madame Raquin), and Matt Ryan (Laurent). (more...)


BWW Blog: Ryan Koerber - Road to the Jimmy's! Episode 1
by Ryan Koerber - June 08, 2015

After winning 'Best Actor' at the Gershwin Awards, The National High School Musical Theatre Awards' regional awards program in New York City, Ryan Koerber is now preparing to represent New York at the Jimmy Awards on June 29th, 2015 at the Minskoff Theatre. This first video blog features prom, graduation, an NBC interview with the Gershwin Awards, many reactions to this year's Tony Awards, and more! (more...)


BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute Celebrates Ties to 2015 Tony Nominees
by National Theater Institute - June 05, 2015

In honor of the 69th annual Tony Awards, RISK AGAIN! has a look at nominees who got their start at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center; shared their knowledge and talents with students of the National Theater Institute (NTI); and have been a part of the O'Neill's National Playwrights Conference (NPC), National Music Theater Conference (NMTC), or Cabaret and Performance Conference (CPC). (more...)


BWW Blog: Shootin' Crap with Jordan & Noah Ep 3: Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS Backstage Blog
by GUYS & DOLLS - May 29, 2015

Meet your hosts Jordan Grubb and Noah Plomgren. Not only are they two members of our talented Guys and Dolls cast but they are quite the showrunners. Join them Shootin Crap with the cast in this fun inside look at life in Runyonland. This week: Play LIES and DOLLS with our cast. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of FOLLIES with National Theater Institute Alum Ted Chapin
by National Theater Institute - May 26, 2015

The National Theater Institute includes a vibrant community of over 3,500 alumni. The many talents of these actors, writers, directors, and designers can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in films, television, London's West End, and at every major regional theater in the U.S. Today, in an excerpt from EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE: THE BIRTH OF THE MUSICAL FOLLIES, we hear from Ted Chapin (NTI Fall '70) who called his semester-away at NTI an 'extraordinary' 'experimental off-campus theater program.' (more...)


Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. join our 15-16 Season
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 26, 2015

I'm thrilled to announce that we will be producingLong Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill at the American Airlines Theatre, as part of our 50th Anniversary Season. The show will be directed by Jonathan Kent and will star Academy & Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange, Golden Globe winner & Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne, and Tony winner John Gallagher, Jr. (more...)


BWW Blog: Jordan Grubb and Noah Plomgren of Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS - A Bushel And A SWING!
by GUYS & DOLLS - May 26, 2015

Runyonland Blog Post #3: A Bushel And A SWING! (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Shootin' Crap with Jordan & Noah Ep 2: Goodspeed's GUYS AND DOLLS Backstage Blog
by GUYS & DOLLS - May 22, 2015

Meet your hosts Jordan Grubb and Noah Plomgren. Not only are they two members of our talented Guys and Dolls cast but they are quite the showrunners. Join them Shootin Crap with the cast in this fun inside look at life in Runyonland. This week they shoot it with longtime Goodspeed Wardrobe Master, John Riccucci. Check out the video below! (more...)


Interview with Lindsay Mendez, Carra Patterson and Sas Goldberg
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 22, 2015

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BWW Exclusive: 'It Has Begun' - A National Theater Institute Commencement Address
by National Theater Institute - May 20, 2015

This week, colleges and universities across the country are celebrating the class of 2015 with commencement ceremonies. High-profile speakers -- including Eugene O'Neill Theater Center alums Lin-Manuel Miranda and Robert Redford -- are congratulating students on their accomplishments and entreating them to make a positive difference as they enter the real world. Today, RISK AGAIN! shares NTI Artistic Director Rachel Jett's commencement speech, given at the beginning of a semester at the National Theater Institute. (more...)


BWW Blog: Jordan Grubb and Noah Plomgren of Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS - Frank Loesser Fantasy Jukebox
by GUYS & DOLLS - May 19, 2015

What's up BroadwayWorld?! Welcome back to my weekly blog here at the Goodspeed Opera House! Last week I gave you a bit of an inside look at the rehearsal/production process of our show. This week, I thought it might be fun to get to know a bit more about the Composer / Lyricist of this masterpiece: Frank Loesser. (more...)







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