American Theatre Wing News

Tony Awards to Launch Pop-Up Merchandise Shop at the Paramount Hotel on 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Tony Awards will unveil the first ever Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel on Friday, April 25th. The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop, located at the Paramount Hotel in the heart of Times Square will feature exclusive merchandise and experiences for Broadway fans from around the world. (more...)

BWW Roundup: Top-20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 21, 2014

Is network news appointment television for you? I didn't think so. Are you constantly angered that ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT only talks about theatre when a Hollywood star joins a cast or someone falls 30 feet to the stage floor? Me too. Well, I have an alternative that just might satisfy your news and theatre cravings; podcasting. Isn't that just what hipsters do between their shift at Starbucks and another trip to the thrift shop? Well, yes and no. I'm sure there is a barista in Portland who is currently recording a missive bemoaning mass media's attempt to co-opt the indie subculture, but most people who do podcasts well are incredibly informed and passionate about their specific topics. (more...)

TheatreSquared Announces 2014-2015 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller announced today the 2014/15 lineup of professional theatre in Northwest Arkansas, TheatreSquared Season 9. The new season launches in August 2014 with 'the funniest show in the western world' (The Daily Mail) One Man, Two Guvnors, and continues with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof, the theatrical adventure Around the World in 80 Days, the world premiere of Look Away, and the comic drama Superior Donuts. (more...)

Broadway: Where Stars Align; 2014 Tony Awards Art Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Tonys season is almost here, and this year, stars will align for the special night. The 2014 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 8th 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the 2014 Tony Awards 'Where Stars Align' artwork! (more...)

American Theatre Wing Receives NEA Grant for SpringboardNYC, Theatre Intern Group Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the American Theatre Wing is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The American Theatre Wing is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support their SpringboardNYC and Theatre Intern Group programs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grants Ceremony!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

The American Theatre Wing just awarded the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grants to writing team Sara Cooper (lyricist/bookwriter) & Zach Redler (composer), receiving $12,500 and the Running Deer Residency; and Shaina Taub (composer/lyricist), receiving $12,500, at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. Check out highlights from the special event below! (more...)

Tony Awards Administration Committee to Meet Final Time this Season on April 25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet for the final time this season on April 25 to determine the eligibility for the final productions of the 2013-14 season. The Tony Awards Administration Committee has met three previous times throughout the 2013-2014 season to decide the eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

TheatreSquared's HAMLET Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Tonight, April 10, TheatreSquared will launch its first mainstage Shakespeare production with the playwright's signature drama, Hamlet, starring Grant Goodman. The production is helmed by director Sean Patrick Reilly and features a professional cast including T2 associate artistic director Amy Herzberg. (more...)

Charlotte Wilcox, Joe Benincasa & Joan Marcus to Be Honored with Special Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipients of 2014 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. These honors will be presented at the Tony Honors Cocktail Party, a private cocktail reception, on Monday, June 2nd at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe. The 2014 Tony Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 8th on CBS, and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

2013 Tony Awards' Second Screen Honored in 18th Annual Webby Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Tony Awards Second Screen have been selected as an official honoree in the Media & Entertainment category for the 18th Annual Webby Awards. TonyAwards.com's Second Screen developed by IBM, Tony Award Productions and Serino Coyne was introduced for the 2013 Tony Awards. The Tonys Second Screen experience was the first-ever ultimate interactive, online companion to the Tony Awards telecast on CBS. On Tony night, viewers were able to visit TonyAwards.com and enjoy a continuous scroll of content that is synchronized with the awards show, unfolding live on your computer screen, mobile phone, or tablet. Viewers were also able to watch the red carpet and media room live. (more...)

Broadway Costume Designer Jane Greenwood to Receive Tony's Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The 2014 award will be presented to Jane Greenwood, one of Broadway's preeminent costume designers. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More Set for 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Tonight, April 5 and April 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Extends The Hypocrites' INTO THE WOODS Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., announces that The Hypocrites' production INTO THE WOODS, directed by Geoff Button* with Musical Direction by Matt Deitchman, has been extended through Today, April 5. The production was selected as a Critics' Pick by Time Out Chicago and has hailed as 'Beautiful' (Chicago Tribune) and 'A wonder! Terrific! Excellent! Perfectly charming.' (Newcity) (more...)

Boston Court and Rattlestick's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present Everything You Touch, by Shelia Callaghan, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. Opening night is Saturday, April 12, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

ALL OUR TRAGIC World Premiere and More Set for The Hypocrites' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Hypocrites are pleased to announce their 2014-15 Season, beginning in August 2014 with the world premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney*. Audiences may experience ALL OUR TRAGIC at a single twelve-hour marathon performance (with ample breaks for food and beverage) or through shorter installments spread over multiple weekends. (more...)

The Tonys Love Rosie and So Should You! 10 Reasons to Adore Rosie O'Donnell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that Rosie O'Donnell will receive the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award. This award will be presented at the 2014 Tony Awardson Sunday, June 8th. The 2014 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Isabelle Stevenson Award is presented annually to a member of the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations. In honor of the big announcement, BroadwayWorld brings you ten reasons that we adore this Broadway-lovin' lady! (more...)

Tony Awards to Honor Rosie O'Donnell with 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that Rosie O'Donnell will receive the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award. This award will be presented at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8th. The 2014 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Breaking News: STARS IN THE ALLEY Outdoor Concert Set for 5/21 in Shubert Alley
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will take place on Wednesday, May 21st from 11:00am - 12:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th avenue and 44th and 45th streets. (more...)

Cutting Ball to Continue Hidden Classics Reading Series with VENUS AND ADONIS, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater presents the fourth installment of this season's Hidden Classics Reading Series, VENUS AND ADONIS by William Shakespeare. (more...)

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