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Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes Final Rulings of the Season on ANASTASIA, AMELIE, GROUNDHOG DAY & More!Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes Final Rulings of the Season on ANASTASIA, AMELIE, GROUNDHOG DAY & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the fourth and final time this season and confirmed the eligibility of 16 Broadway productions for the 2017 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee met a total of four times throughout the 2016-2017 season to decide the eligibility for the 71st Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

John Gielgud's Tony Award for AGES OF MAN Sells for $15,000John Gielgud's Tony Award for AGES OF MAN Sells for $15,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Acclaimed actor John Gielgud's 1959 Tony Award for his "Distinguished Contribution to Theatre' was auctioned last night for $15,000 at Nate D. Sanders Auctions. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Presents the Michigan Premiere of TAKING SHAKESPEAREWilliamston Theatre Presents the Michigan Premiere of TAKING SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, presents Taking Shakespeare by John Murrell, a gentle comedy about the power of storytelling. Performances for this Michigan Premiere begin Thursday, May 18 and run through Sunday, June 18. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Win the 'Ultimate Tony Awards Experience' with Prizeo SweepstakesWin the 'Ultimate Tony Awards Experience' with Prizeo Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Prizeo, the online giving platform that democratizes giving at any income level, announced today that they will partner with the 71st Annual Tony Awards, to host a special sweepstakes that will give one lucky winner the chance at the Ultimate Tony Awards Experience. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends to 6/17 at 16th Street TheaterINTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends to 6/17 at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 17, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn. (more...)

Baayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson AwardBaayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that Baayork Lee will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2017 Tony Awards. (more...)

EGOT Winner John Gielgud's Tony Award for AGES OF MAN to be AuctionedEGOT Winner John Gielgud's Tony Award for AGES OF MAN to be Auctioned
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Acclaimed actor John Gielgud's 1959 Tony Award for his "Distinguished Contribution to Theatre' will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on April 27, 2017.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017
by - Apr 25, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017. (more...)

Breaking: Tony Awards Announce Return of Sound Design Categories; Union Releases Statement!Breaking: Tony Awards Announce Return of Sound Design Categories; Union Releases Statement!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Tony Awards announced today that they will reinstate the categories of Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical starting in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes 'Backstage Bite' Host Katie LynchExclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes 'Backstage Bite' Host Katie Lynch
by Something New - Apr 24, 2017

In Episode 506 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Katie Lynch, creator and host of the Broadway World web series, 'Backstage Bite.' On 'Backstage Bite,' viewers are invited to come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up in this new cooking show! See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Get to know some of your favorite performers with quirky segments like Quickfire Questions! (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLEPhoto Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANAHAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the TheatreNina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (more...)

Photo Flash: Peter LeDonne Introduces The Ciccone TheatrePhoto Flash: Peter LeDonne Introduces The Ciccone Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

A successful advertising and marketing executive Peter LeDonne was the owner and partner of Ash/LeDonne, Inc. one of the most prominent entertainment marketing firms in the Industry. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and London, the agency represented theatre, films, personalities, record companies and major entertainment venues. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 19th, 2017 - Drama League Noms, THE LITTLE FOXES and More!BWW Morning Brief April 19th, 2017 - Drama League Noms, THE LITTLE FOXES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: This year's Drama League Award nominees are being announced today, while THE LITTLE FOXES officially bows at MTC! (more...)

American Blues Theater to Host 2017 RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER FESTIVALAmerican Blues Theater to Host 2017 RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, hosts 2017 Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends at 16th Street TheaterINTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 3, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM.   (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with ILLYRIACelebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with ILLYRIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) will present a new actor-musician workshop staging of Illyria on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4pm and Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7pm. Illyria features book, music, and lyrics by Peter Mills and is adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Mills and Reichel. (more...)

Actor, Impressionist, Music Man & More - Meet Your 2017 Tonys Host, Kevin Spacey!Actor, Impressionist, Music Man & More - Meet Your 2017 Tonys Host, Kevin Spacey!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

How will Spacey fare on the Radio City Music Hall stage? We've rounded up some proof that he's got what it takes to take charge of Broadway's biggest night. Below, check out some of Spacey's best impressions, musical numbers, stage performances and more! (more...)

Breaking: Kevin Spacey to Host THE 71ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDSBreaking: Kevin Spacey to Host THE 71ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Tony Awards announced today that Tony and Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey will host  the 71st Annual Tony® Awards live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 11 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Spacey's first time hosting the Tonys. He won a Tony Award in 1991 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in 'Lost in Yonkers.' The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.   (more...)

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