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BWW Exclusive: A Theatrical Village - Nine Cottages Named for Major Figures in O'Neill Center History
by National Theater Institute - May 05, 2015

?On Friday, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center welcomed hundreds of artists, donors, patrons, and public figures to celebrate the official ribbon cutting of its expanded campus. Designed by Centerbrook Architects and with lead support from the State of Connecticut and private donors, the O'Neill campus now boasts eight new cottages and a new rehearsal hall with composition and dance studios, creating  living, rehearsal, and production space for an additional 65 artists on the O'Neill's historic seaside campus in Waterford, CT. (more...)


Screwball Comedy and On the Twentieth Century
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 01, 2015

With On the Twentieth Century in full swing at the American Airlines Theatre, we take a look at the genre and history of screwball comedy. (more...)


BWW Blog: Briana Cuoco of L.A.'s AMERICAN IDIOT - Forget Me Nots and Second Thoughts
by Briana Cuoco - April 22, 2015

Hey Idiots!! So, I have to start off with this past weekend… in short, it was BADASS. In the middle of our rehearsal schedule our entire cast (including our director and one of our producers!) got to do an "American Idiot" night at the Viper Room and we rocked it, if I do say so myself! We did songs from the show, as well as our own covers and originals. The place was packed and the energy was palpable with every one singing out some great songs from Green Day. We definitely made fans that will be coming to see the show when we open. Yay! It was also so cool to see every one of these amazing cast members go on stage, do their thing and kill it. Did I mention it happened to be the same day that Green Day was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? F**king perfect.  (more...)


BWW Exclusive: New Work and New Artists - Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2015 Summer Season
by National Theater Institute - April 20, 2015

Hailed as the launchpad of the American theater, the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center responsible for developing more than 1,100 new works for the stage as well as thousands of artists through the semester-long training programs of the National Theater Institute, recently announced the 2015 summer season of plays, musicals, and other works in development through the National Theater Institute, National Puppetry Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Playwrights Conference, and the Cabaret & Performance Conference. (more...)


2015 Award Season
by Roundabout Theatre Company - April 20, 2015

Congratulations to all our nominees so far this awards season! (more...)


ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND PLAYREADING SERIES
by Roundabout Theatre Company - April 16, 2015

I'm pleased to announce the line-up for the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. I'm thrilled to welcome these five exceptional writers - none of whom have yet had a professional New York production - to the Black Box Theatre in May. They are joined by a fantastic team of directors, including Gaye Taylor Upchurch (director of our 2014 Gala) and Daniella Topol (a frequent collaborator on readings and workshops). (more...)


BWW Blog: Briana Cuoco of L.A.'s AMERICAN IDIOT - In the Land of Make Believe
by Briana Cuoco - April 15, 2015

In the Land of Make Believe (more...)


BWW Exclusive: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan Lane
by National Theater Institute - April 13, 2015

Nathan Lane has created a wide footprint on American stage, film, and television and encompasses the ethos of the Monte Cristo Award - artistic excellence and lifelong commitment to theater. (more...)


BWW Blog: Briana Cuoco of L.A.'s AMERICAN IDIOT - Let the Chaos Begin!
by Briana Cuoco - April 09, 2015

We just finished our first week of rehearsals full of head banging, middle fingers, bruised and sore bodies from dancing our asses off and singing at the top of our lungs - you guys are in for it with this show! It's going to be in your face, loud, angry, poignant, beautiful, inspiring and I believe, incredibly hopeful. (more...)


Playwright Set for Student Workshop
by Roundabout Theatre Company - April 07, 2015

We are pleased to announce that 17?year?year senior at Repertory Company High School Darleny Suriel will pen a world premiere play for the ninth annual Student Production Workshop, under the mentorship of Elizabeth Dunn Ruiz. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater Institute
by National Theater Institute - April 06, 2015

A signature feature of the National Theater Institute, weekly Theater Labs challenge students to put all the skills gained in classes into practice. When given just 15 hours to stage a scene, students learn to trust their creative instincts. Under the mentorship of a professional director, NTI students gain practical experience with a wealth of classical and contemporary texts as well as have the opportunity to work as actor, director, designer, and/or dramaturge each week. (more...)


Cast Announce: Old Times
by Roundabout Theatre Company - April 03, 2015

I am thrilled to announce that casting for next season's production of Old Times, directed by Douglas Hodge, is complete. Clive Owen will be joined by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Eve Best (Anna) and Olivier Award nominee Kelly Reilly (Kate). (more...)


Casting Announced for Significant Other
by Roundabout Theatre Company - April 01, 2015

I am happy to announce that casting for the world premiere of Joshua Harmon's Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman, is complete. The play will feature Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez, Carra Patterson and Luke Smith. (more...)


Little Children Dream of God: Read, Watch, Do
by Roundabout Theatre Company - March 31, 2015

Immerse yourself in the world of Little Children Dream of God with our recommended reading, watching and doing lists. (more...)


BWW Blog: Caitlin Abraham of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - Romance in Paris
by Caitlin Abraham - March 31, 2015

We were searching for a way to make the romance and the joy feel more potent coming from this place of darkness,' he said. 'Even the cast moving all of the pieces in and out, building scenes, gives you a sense of the people of Paris rebuilding their city. So then it was about, how do we do that but make it move seamlessly and beautifully and feel like the city itself is waltzing in and out, off the stage?' - Christopher Wheeldon, CBS News, March 15, 2015 (more...)


BWW Exclusive: Advice to Theatermakers from the National Theater Institute Faculty
by National Theater Institute - March 30, 2015

Today, for RISK AGAIN!, the NTI and NMTI spring 2015 ensemble share words of wisdom they have recently received from teachers at the National Theater Institute. (more...)


BWW Blog: Ryan Bauer-Walsh of Maltz Jupiter Theatre's LES MISERABLES
by Ryan Bauer-Walsh - March 30, 2015

Hey Broadway World! It's good to be back chatting with you from Les Miserables at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Florida! (more...)


Magical Realism on Stage
by Roundabout Theatre Company - March 27, 2015

In Little Children Dream of God, playwright Jeff Augustin uses aspects of magical realism, a style that originated in literature and visual art. The framework of his play is apparently realistic, until elements of dream, magic, and supernatural phenomena are introduced. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: Program Reps Highlight NTI's Theater Training Intensives; Apply by March 30
by National Theater Institute - March 23, 2015

Today, RISK AGAIN! introduces you to NTI Program Representatives Brittany Ayers (NTI Fall '12) and Brendan Naylor (MATS '08) who share NTI's training opportunities with students and schools across the country. NTI is currently accepting applications for summer and fall programs. The deadline to apply for the Theatermakers Summer Intensive, National Theater Institute Semester, National Music Theater Institute, Moscow Art Theatre Semester, or NTI Advanced Directing program is March 30. (more...)


On the Twentieth Century Recording
by Roundabout Theatre Company - March 23, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that PS Classics will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century on Monday, March 23, 2015. (more...)


The Psychology of Fairy Tales
by Roundabout Theatre Company - March 20, 2015

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim created Into the Woods, a story in which the lives of famous Brothers Grimm fairy-tale characters collide and intertwine. Read more about fairy tales and their characteristics below. (more...)


Designer Statements: Little Children Dream of God
by Roundabout Theatre Company - March 20, 2015

Little Children Dream of God in its scope, use of language, poetic narrative, and culturally specific perspective has given me so much to explore. My hope is that we've created a world that enriches and emboldens the mystery and poeticism of the play. Set primarily in Overtown-a neighborhood in Miami-as well as numerous other locations, the play calls for a transformative, flexible space that allows for moments of specificity and location set within a larger dreamscape. Our goal has been to create a design that bends to the audience's imagination and supports the heightened theatricality and ephemeral quality that runs deeply through the narrative and language. We also hoped to find a gesture that was singular in its tonality-but also culturally specific to both Overtown, Miami and to the Haitian community that lives there. In researching this world, we found ourselves drawn to the murals of artist Purvis Young. We found his dynamic, expressionistic work to be whimsical and iconographic, dark and dangerous-yet playful-existing at a crossroads of folksy and urban. This is a modern, timely, American myth tapping deeply into the traditions of a specific community. (more...)


Magical Realism on Stage
by Roundabout Theatre Company - March 20, 2015

In Little Children Dream of God, playwright Jeff Augustin uses aspects of magical realism, a style that originated in literature and visual art. The framework of his play is apparently realistic, until elements of dream, magic, and supernatural phenomena are introduced. (more...)


On the 20th Century opens on Broadway
by Roundabout Theatre Company - March 19, 2015

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BWW Blog: Caitlin Abraham of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - First Preview!
by Caitlin Abraham - March 19, 2015

First Preview - first American audience! The excitement was palpable at the Palace Theater on Friday, March 13th, with bright expectant faces both backstage and in the front of house. After weeks of incubation, performing live is a tremendous exchange of energy; a conversation we as a company are so ready to have! Lines that perhaps we've grown accustomed to bloom clever and fresh again when we are stopped by laughter. To hear the audience sigh after a brief pas de deux between a returned soldier and his love, makes us feel connection - it's only the opening ballet, and they're with us! A moment later they gasp at a more graphic portrait of war and collaboration with the enemy - it's still only the opening ballet, and we've established our show's potency. Having achieved their trust, we stand together at the perfect jumping off place for a fine night of theater. (more...)