American Theatre Wing News

Cherry Lane Theatre 2012 Mentor Project Continues with EVOLUTIONCherry Lane Theatre 2012 Mentor Project Continues with EVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2012

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT will continue its 13th season with a production of EVOLUTION, written and performed by Patricia Buckley, directed Michele Chivu and mentored Jean-Claude van Itallie with performances scheduled March 13 through March 24 at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street in Manhattan), where the 2012 MENTOR PROJECT is in residence through April 14. (more...)

Debra Monk, Brandon Victor Dixon and Betsy Wolfe to Lead Selections from STAGE DOOR CANTEEN at Barnes & Noble, 4/11Debra Monk, Brandon Victor Dixon and Betsy Wolfe to Lead Selections from STAGE DOOR CANTEEN at Barnes & Noble, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

"Live at Barnes & Noble," the in-store performance series, welcomes host Ted Chapin, joined by Broadway's Debra Monk, Brandon Victor Dixon and Betsy Wolfe, with Andy Einhorn on piano, as they turn back the clock to the heyday of the legendary Stage Door Canteens of the 1940s, and perform selections from the acclaimed new DRG recording, Stage Door Canteen: Broadway Responds to World War II. (more...)

TheatreSquared Presents THE FALL OF THE HOUSE, 4/13-5/6TheatreSquared Presents THE FALL OF THE HOUSE, 4/13-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

On April 13, TheatreSquared will open The Fall of the House, the acclaimed new mystery by Artistic Director Robert Ford and directed by Sundown Town veteran Kevin C. Fox. Nominated for the Mystery Writers of America's 2011 Edgar Award, The Fall of the House connects the journeys of two American women, separated by centuries, revealing the desperate bargains we make for love. The ensemble and design team for the new production, sponsored by the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, brings together a professional roster of artists from Chicago and Northwest Arkansas. Following a public preview April 12, The Fall of the House plays Friday, April 13 through Sunday, May 6 in the 175-seat Studio Theatre at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios, with performances Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30, and Sundays at 2:00 and 7:00. Tickets start at $22 ($10/under 30) and can be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at (479) 443-5600 or by visiting theatre2.org. Recommended rating: PG-13 (occasional strong language). (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth & Jim Parsons to Announce Tony Nominations May 1stKristin Chenoweth & Jim Parsons to Announce Tony Nominations May 1st
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement will be co-hosted by Tony nominated actress Kristin Chenoweth and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Jim Parsons. Ted Chapin, Chairman of the American Theatre Wing; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing; Nick Scandalios, Chairman of The Broadway League; Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League; will also be on-hand. (more...)

TheatreSquared Presents THE FALL OF THE HOUSE, 4/13-5/6TheatreSquared Presents THE FALL OF THE HOUSE, 4/13-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012

On April 13, TheatreSquared will open The Fall of the House, the acclaimed new mystery by Artistic Director Robert Ford and directed by Sundown Town veteran Kevin C. Fox. Nominated for the Mystery Writers of America's 2011 Edgar Award, The Fall of the House connects the journeys of two American women, separated by centuries, revealing the desperate bargains we make for love. The ensemble and design team for the new production, sponsored by the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, brings together a professional roster of artists from Chicago and Northwest Arkansas. Following a public preview April 12, The Fall of the House plays Friday, April 13 through Sunday, May 6 in the 175-seat Studio Theatre at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios, with performances Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30, and Sundays at 2:00 and 7:00. Tickets start at $22 ($10/under 30) and can be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at (479) 443-5600 or by visiting theatre2.org. Recommended rating: PG-13 (occasional strong language). (more...)

Emanuel Azenberg to Be Honored with 'Lifetime Achievement' Tony Award!Emanuel Azenberg to Be Honored with 'Lifetime Achievement' Tony Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2012

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced this year's recipient for the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. This year's award will be presented to producer Emanuel "Manny" Azenberg. The Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented at the 2012 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10th. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

PTC Presents LAUGHING STOCK by Charles Morey, 3/23-4/7PTC Presents LAUGHING STOCK by Charles Morey, 3/23-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Laughing Stock, written by PTC Artistic Director Charles Morey, March 23 - April 7, 2012. (more...)

Debra Monk, Brandon Victor Dixon and Betsy Wolfe to Lead Selections from STAGE DOOR CANTEEN at Barnes & Noble, 4/11Debra Monk, Brandon Victor Dixon and Betsy Wolfe to Lead Selections from STAGE DOOR CANTEEN at Barnes & Noble, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

"Live at Barnes & Noble," the in-store performance series, welcomes host Ted Chapin, joined by Broadway's Debra Monk, Brandon Victor Dixon and Betsy Wolfe, with Andy Einhorn on piano, as they turn back the clock to the heyday of the legendary Stage Door Canteens of the 1940s, and perform selections from the acclaimed new DRG recording, Stage Door Canteen: Broadway Responds to World War II. (more...)

MY KIND OF TOWN Premieres at TimeLine Theatre Company, 5/1MY KIND OF TOWN Premieres at TimeLine Theatre Company, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

TimeLine Theatre Company, named one of the nation's top 10 emerging professional theatres by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards®, presents the world premiere of My Kind of Town by John Conroy, directed by Nick Bowling, May 11 - July 29, 2012 (previews May 1 - 10) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Silk Road Rising to Present World Premiere of RE-SPICED: A SILK ROAD CABARET, 4/4-5/6Silk Road Rising to Present World Premiere of RE-SPICED: A SILK ROAD CABARET, 4/4-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

Silk Road Rising to present the World Premiere of Re-Spiced: A Silk Road Cabaret, song and narrative selection by Jamil Khoury, directed by Steve Scott, musical direction by Ryan Brewster, and choreographed by Brenda Didier. Re-Spiced runs April 4 - May 6, 2012, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Chicago. Press opening is Saturday, April 7 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Tovar Replaces Bret Tuomi in Timeline's ENRON, 4/4; Tuomi Returns to ROCK OF AGESTovar Replaces Bret Tuomi in Timeline's ENRON, 4/4; Tuomi Returns to ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

TimeLine Theatre announced today that actor Stef Tovar will replace Bret Tuomi in the pivotal role of corporate pariah Jeffrey Skilling in its current hit production of ENRON by Lucy Prebble, beginning on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris to Return as Tonys Host for Third Time!Neil Patrick Harris to Return as Tonys Host for Third Time!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

Neil Patrick Harris will return as the host of the 66th Annual Tony Awards Telecast, which broadcasts on June 10. Harris tweeted the news yesterday following the Broadway League and American Theater Wing announcement in the New York Times. (more...)

David Henry Hwang Named Signature Theatre's 2012-13 Residency One PlaywrightDavid Henry Hwang Named Signature Theatre's 2012-13 Residency One Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

Signature Theatre today announced that Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang will be the Residency One Playwright for the 2012-2013 season at the company's new home, The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues). (more...)

TheatreSquared Presents THE FALL OF THE HOUSE, 4/13-5/6TheatreSquared Presents THE FALL OF THE HOUSE, 4/13-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2012

On April 13, TheatreSquared will open The Fall of the House, the acclaimed new mystery by Artistic Director Robert Ford and directed by Sundown Town veteran Kevin C. Fox. Nominated for the Mystery Writers of America's 2011 Edgar Award, The Fall of the House connects the journeys of two American women, separated by centuries, revealing the desperate bargains we make for love. The ensemble and design team for the new production, sponsored by the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, brings together a professional roster of artists from Chicago and Northwest Arkansas. Following a public preview April 12, The Fall of the House plays Friday, April 13 through Sunday, May 6 in the 175-seat Studio Theatre at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios, with performances Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30, and Sundays at 2:00 and 7:00. Tickets start at $22 ($10/under 30) and can be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at (479) 443-5600 or by visiting theatre2.org. Recommended rating: PG-13 (occasional strong language). (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Off-Broadway Premiere of THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKERTickets Now On Sale for Off-Broadway Premiere of THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

The award-winning Emerging Artists Theatre announced that tickets are now on sale for the Off-Broadway premiere of The Sensational Josephine Baker, musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker. (more...)

2012 Tony Eligibility Decided for PORGY & BESS, WIT & MECCA2012 Tony Eligibility Decided for PORGY & BESS, WIT & MECCA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the third time this season to decide the eligibility of 3 Broadway productions for the 2012 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2011-2012 season to decide the eligibility for the 2012 Tony Awards. (more...)

ASKING FOR IT Set for Lincoln Center Performance 3/29ASKING FOR IT Set for Lincoln Center Performance 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

ASKING FOR IT, a one-woman show by Joanna Rush, will play on Thursday, March 29 at 8:30 pm at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center as part of the Target® Free Thursdays program to mark Women's History Month. Admission is free. (more...)

PTC Presents LAUGHING STOCK by Charles Morey, 3/23-4/7PTC Presents LAUGHING STOCK by Charles Morey, 3/23-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Laughing Stock, written by PTC Artistic Director Charles Morey, March 23 - April 7, 2012. (more...)

MAMMA ROMA to Conclude Cherry Lane Theatre's MENTOR PROJECT 2012MAMMA ROMA to Conclude Cherry Lane Theatre's MENTOR PROJECT 2012
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

A new play about the late Italian actress Anna Magnani, MAMMA ROMA -- written and performed by Anne DeSalvo, winner of the Obie Award for her performance in GEMINI -- will be presented by Cherry Lane Theatre's MENTOR PROJECT from April 3 to 14 at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Manhattan. MAMMA ROMA is directed by Rob Urbinati. David Rambo (THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS) has been Ms. DeSalvo's mentor for the play. (more...)

 Liz Wagener To Perform at Don't Tell Mama, 3/19 Liz Wagener To Perform at Don't Tell Mama, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

Michael Martinez today announced a special appearance by recording artist Liz Wagener at An Evening of Music and Comedy IX at Don't Tell Mama on March 19, 2012. This showcase and variety show will also feature singers Gabriella Marie Antonino, Samantha Frost, Jillian Severin, and special guest host Danielle Beckmann. (more...)

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