American Theatre Wing News

Broken Box Mime to Premiere TOPOGRAPHY at The Wild Project, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Outstanding Ensemble nominee at the 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Awards, Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) presents the World premiere of TOPOGRAPHY. Directed by Becky Baumwoll and the Company, previews begin September 25 at The Wild Project. Opening night is slated for Monday, September 29. (more...)

STANDALONE Original Online Cast Recording Released Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Joel B. New's musical theatre podcast, 'Something New', releases the premiere studio recording of his song cycle, STANDALONE. (more...)

16th Street Theater Extends EM Lewis' THE GUN SHOW Through 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

16th Street Theater announced the one week extension of EM Lewis' THE GUN SHOW directed by Kevin Christopher Fox now thru August 9 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn. Artistic Associate and actor Juan Francisco Villa turns the spotlight on Lewis' relationship with guns as he shares true stories from the playwright's personal experiences with firearms -- from a farming community in rural Oregon to Los Angeles and New York City. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Honored with Record 7 EMMY Nominations!
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The June 2013 broadcast of the American Theatre Wing's 67th Annual Tony Awards® was honored on July 10 with seven Prime Time Emmy Award nominations - the most the Tony Awards show has ever received. (more...)

Siti Company Announces Michelle Preston as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

SITI Company's Board of Directors along with Co-Artistic Directors Anne Bogart, Ellen Lauren and Leon Ingulsrud have named Michelle Preston as its new Executive Director. Preston joined SITI in July of 2012 as Deputy Director, where she oversaw fundraising, external communications, strategic plan implementation, and board development and has served as Interim Executive Director since January of 2014. Preston succeeds Megan Wanlass who served the Company for 19 years. (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL Opens This Week at Reagle, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2014

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present Me and My Girl from July 10-20, 2014 as part of its 46th Annual Summer Season at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA). Me and My Girl is the joyously funny story of an unrefined cockney gent who must choose between love or money. The mixture of cockney and nobility results in a rollicking, hilarious Downton Abbey with engaging song and dance. (more...)

The Hypocrites Inaugurate New Theatre with World Premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, 8/2-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The Hypocrites are pleased to launch their 2014-15 Season 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*, playing August 2 - October 5, 2014 at its new home, The Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Broadway League to Present 2014 Educator Apple Awards Tonight at the Jimmys
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Broadway League, the national trade organization for the commercial theatre industry, reveals the 2014 League Educator Apple Award recipients. The awards acknowledge the efforts of local teachers and administrators who support programs relating to Broadway or Touring Broadway shows, promoting further development of theatre education. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Its Lights Tomorrow Night in Memory of Mary Rodgers Guettel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of accomplished author, screenwriter and composer, Mary Rodgers Guettel, who passed away on Thursday at age 83. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory Saturday, June 28th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Supports Sound Designers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

As BWW reported last week, the 2013-2014 Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the final time this season to determine the eligibility rules for the 2014-2015 season. The most controversial decision determined that Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical Categories would be eliminated from the established list of competitive categories, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. The Tony Administration Committee may bestow a Special Tony Award to a production when it determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at TONY Awards Live Viewing Gala - Florence Henderson, Barbara Cook & More!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Jun 18, 2014

BWW TV's LA Correspondent/Co-Producer Michael Sterling and Videographer/Co-Producer Jordan Santacana were front and center with the stars attending the Actors Fund 18th Annual Tony® Awards Live Viewing Fundraising Party made possible by Tony® Awards Productions, Inc., the American Theatre Wing, the Broadway League, Direct TV and CBS. Wells Fargo presented the evening Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center's new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall in Los Angeles which was reported by event producer Luke Yankee to have raised $300,000. Check out the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cherry Jones, Jefferson Mays & More Join the #TonyCanYouHearMe Movement
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 16, 2014

As previously reported, the Tony Awards Administration Committee determined that Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical Categories would be eliminated from the established list of competitive categories, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. The Tony Administration Committee may bestow a Special Tony Award to a production when it determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved. (more...)

Association of Sound Designers Release Statement on Tony Committee's Elimination of Categories
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

As previously reported, the Tony Awards Administration Committee determined that Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical Categories would be eliminated from the established list of competitive categories, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at TONY Awards Live Viewing Gala - Florence Henderson, Barbara Cook & More!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Jun 16, 2014

BWW TV's LA Correspondent/Co-Producer Michael Sterling and Videographer/Co-Producer Jordan Santacana were front and center with the stars attending the Actors Fund 18th Annual Tony® Awards Live Viewing Fundraising Party made possible by Tony® Awards Productions, Inc., the American Theatre Wing, the Broadway League, Direct TV and CBS. Wells Fargo presented the evening Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center's new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall in Los Angeles which was reported by event producer Luke Yankee to have raised $300,000. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Take to Twitter with #TonyCanYouHearMe?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

As previously reported, the Tony Awards Administration Committee determined that Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical Categories would be eliminated from the established list of competitive categories, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. The Tony Administration Committee may bestow a Special Tony Award to a production when it determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved. (more...)

TONY-Nominated Sound Designer John Gromada Starts Online Petition to Reverse Tony Committee Ruling
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Sound designer John Gromada, who was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play for 2013's revival of The Trip to Bountiful, has started an online petition to reverse the Committee's ruling. (more...)

Tonys Committee Will Allow Producers to Send Wider Range of Swag to Voters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The New York Times writes that the Tony Awards committee voted today to allow Broadway producers to send a larger variety of promotional items to Tony nominators and voters. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Awards Committee Meets - Changes Rules for Revival Authors, Erases 2 Creative Categories for 2014-15!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The 2013-2014 Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the final time this season to determine the eligibility rules for the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

2014-15 Tony Awards Nominating Committee Announced! And the 50 Members Are...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today the Nominating Committee for the 2014-2015 Broadway season. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

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