American Theatre Wing News

Music Legend Tony Bennett and Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Record The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome KernMusic Legend Tony Bennett and Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Record The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Columbia Records is proud to announce the release ofThe Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, a new album from American musical legend Tony Bennett and acclaimed jazz pianist Bill Charlap, arriving Friday, September 25, 2015. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT to Explode Beyond Traditional Theater at ArtsWest This FallAMERICAN IDIOT to Explode Beyond Traditional Theater at ArtsWest This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Equal parts house party, opera, rock concert, and theater, ArtsWest's immersive, environmental staging of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT explodes beyond the traditional theater space as a group of lost young Americans at the crossroads of their lives take over an entire building and use it to tell their story. (more...)

Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CPH's historic 100th Season will open on an operatic note, with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the full cast -- featuring several Broadway vets. Scroll down for the complete list of stars! (more...)

Get VIP Seats for Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine's Viva Broadway BenefitGet VIP Seats for Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine's Viva Broadway Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

A limited number of VIP seats are available for Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine: A Benefit Concert for Viva Broadway. The concert will take place on Monday, September 14th at 8:00pm at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th SeasonKenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company has announced the final production of its 30th anniversary season, the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Andrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater WeekendAndrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The 8th Annual Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend will feature two-time Tony and Emmy Award-winner Andrea Martin (slated for Broadway's upcoming produection of NOISES OFF) and Emmy nominee and theatre multihyphenate Seth Rudetsky, in performance and signing copies of their latest publications: ANDREA MARTIN'S LADY PARTS, a memoir by Ms. Martin, and THE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK, Mr. Rudetsky's latest young adult novel. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

Photo Special: Frank Gifford Dies at 84Photo Special: Frank Gifford Dies at 84
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 9, 2015

Pro Football Hall of Famer, TV commentator and husband to Kathie Lee Gifford Frank Gifford has died at 84 according to a statement from NBC News and his family.  (more...)

Cutting Ball to Stage New Translation of LIFE IS A DREAM This FallCutting Ball to Stage New Translation of LIFE IS A DREAM This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Cutting Ball Theater opens its 17th season with a new translation of LIFE IS A DREAM by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, running October 2 - November 1, 2015. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company to Host IGNITE 2015-16 Concert Series at The Times CenterProspect Theater Company to Host IGNITE 2015-16 Concert Series at The Times Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Prospect Theater Company will present its IGNITE Series, a year-long line-up of concert events at The Times Center (242 W 41st Street), featuring today's new voices shaping the future of musical theater, from September through June.  (more...)

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company to Mark 40 Years with 'OUT OF THE PAST' This FallRalph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company to Mark 40 Years with 'OUT OF THE PAST' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Renowned puppet and mask maker Ralph Lee will present his Mettawee River Theatre Company in 'OUT OF THE PAST: Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey,' a feast of excerpts from four decades of Mettawee productions, September 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30 PM in the lovely Outdoor Garden at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 111th Street & Amsterdam. (more...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This FallThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Theater Wit's BAD JEWS to Transfer to the Royal George Next MonthTheater Wit's BAD JEWS to Transfer to the Royal George Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Theater Wit has announced it will move the company's smash hit Chicago premiere of Bad Jews back to the city, after its current, virtually sold-out summer run at Skokie's North Shore Center for the Performing Arts closes on August 8. (more...)

Rogue Machine Extends A PERMANENT IMAGE Through August 17Rogue Machine Extends A PERMANENT IMAGE Through August 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

OBIE Award winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter's A PERMANENT IMAGE will now continues at Rogue Machine through August 17th. Kicking off their 8th season, and helmed by the company's founding Artistic Director and LA Weekly "Career Achievement Award" recipient John Perrin Flynn, the award-winning cast includes Anne Gee Byrd, Tracie Lockwood, Ned Mochel, and Mark L. Taylor. Rogue Machine received the American Theatre Wing's 2014 National Theatre Company Grant, given only to 12 theatre companies in the country. (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Teens on Broadway Brings Students to Circle in the Square Theatre for Summer ProgramTeens on Broadway Brings Students to Circle in the Square Theatre for Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

This summer eight local public performing arts high school students are learning professional performance techniques from outstanding faculty at Circle in the Square Theatre School, during an intensive seven-week program. The renowned conservatory shares the facility and stage with 2015 Best Musical Tony Award Winner FUN HOME. (more...)

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in PhotosPhoto Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 11, 2015

Below, we share photos from the site's archives of the star both onstage and off. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed.  (more...)

LUKA'S ROOM Opens 8/1 at Rogue MachineLUKA'S ROOM Opens 8/1 at Rogue Machine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

An edgy coming-of-age adventure with a bruised heart, Luka's Room is Rogue Machine's second offering this season following Samuel D. Hunter's A Permanent Image (CRITIC'S PICK/LA Times). It tells the story of nineteen-year-old college sophomore Luka Lupatelli's transformation, as only Rob Mersola (Dirty Filthy Love Story -CRITIC'S PICK/ LA Times, Ovation nomination for Best New Play, three LA Weekly Award nominations) could twist it. Rogue Machine received the American Theatre Wing's 2014 National Theatre Company Grant, given only to 12 theatre companies in the country. (more...)

A Source of Joy Theatricals Set for 2015-16 'Broadway In The Hood Series' at The Smith CenterA Source of Joy Theatricals Set for 2015-16 'Broadway In The Hood Series' at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

A Source of Joy Theatricals is proud to announce its residency for the 2015-2016 Broadway In The Hood series at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Curious Theatre Company to Present THE BROTHERS SIZE, 7/11-8/1Curious Theatre Company to Present THE BROTHERS SIZE, 7/11-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Curious Theatre Company continues Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brother/Sister Plays, a trilogy set deep in the Louisiana Bayou that follows one close-knit community across generations as they come of age through trials of heartache, love and kinship. (more...)

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