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Cutting Ball Theater Presents New ANTIGONE Translation, 2/19-3/22Cutting Ball Theater Presents New ANTIGONE Translation, 2/19-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 16th season with a new translation of ANTIGONE (February 19-March 22; press opening February 22). Exploring the struggle between the individual and the state, this elegant tragedy about tyrannical power and civil disobedience is considered to be Sophocles' masterpiece and has become synonymous with political protest. (more...)

2014-15 Tony Awards to (Potentially) Expand Number of Nominees2014-15 Tony Awards to (Potentially) Expand Number of Nominees
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2015

The Tony Awards Administration Committee, which is made up of a number of theatre executives, alumni and working artists revealed a slew of eligibility decisions today, as the group met for the second time this season. Along with details about many of the Fall's shows (available here), potential changes and expansions were revealed for a number of categories. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Awards Set Eligibility for CURIOUS INCIDENT, LAST SHIP, DISGRACED, SIDE SHOW & MoreBreaking News: Tony Awards Set Eligibility for CURIOUS INCIDENT, LAST SHIP, DISGRACED, SIDE SHOW & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The eight productions discussed include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Disgraced; The Last Ship; The Real Thing; The River; Side Show; A Delicate Balance and The Elephant Man. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Kick Off Reading Series with PLEADING INFINITY, 1/25Amphibian Stage Productions to Kick Off Reading Series with PLEADING INFINITY, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions begins its 2015 season with the first installment of its newly formatted staged reading series. This year the series will host three playwrights in residence and exclusively feature unpublished works. Pleading Infinity by TJ Walsh, Texas native and Texas Christian University professor, will lead the series. (more...)

68th Annual Tony Awards Broadcast Nominated for Directors Guild Award68th Annual Tony Awards Broadcast Nominated for Directors Guild Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Glenn Weiss and the directing team of the 68th Annual Tony Awards have been nominated with a Directors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports-Specials. (more...)

Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine to Headline Benefit Concert for Viva Broadway This FallGloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine to Headline Benefit Concert for Viva Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Broadway League announces the date 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...)

STAGE TUBE: Tony Awards Launch 'Excellence in Theatre Education Award'- Stars Thank Their Teachers!STAGE TUBE: Tony Awards Launch 'Excellence in Theatre Education Award'- Stars Thank Their Teachers!
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2015

Today, inspirational theatre educators across the United States have a first-ever chance at the Tony spotlight. The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have announced that nominations are now open for the inaugural 'Excellence in Theatre Education Award.' (more...)

Got a Favorite Theatre Teacher? Nominations Are Now Open for the Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award!Got a Favorite Theatre Teacher? Nominations Are Now Open for the Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 11, 2015

Announced back in April, details have now been revealed as nominations have opened for the new, special Tony Award which will be presented to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators. (more...)

Save the Date: 7th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards Coming in JuneSave the Date: 7th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards Coming in June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The Broadway League announces that the next annual NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS will take place on Monday, June 29th at 7:30pm at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. The Broadway League will now be overseeing the centralized operations of this program. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCEFull Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production of William Inge's Natural Affection. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Opening night is set forSunday, March 1 at 6:00pm. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. (more...)

Shubert Organization Heads Among New Officers Joining The Broadway League's Board of GovernorsShubert Organization Heads Among New Officers Joining The Broadway League's Board of Governors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Broadway continues its 2014-2015 season momentum. In addition to the 17 shows that have already opened this season -- joining the 18 long-running shows currently playing on the boards -- to date, 19 more shows have announced opening dates this spring with more expected to announce. (more...)

Susan Corzatte and Adam Standley to Star in ArtsWest's 4000 MILES, Running 1/22-2/15Susan Corzatte and Adam Standley to Star in ArtsWest's 4000 MILES, Running 1/22-2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

ArtsWest is pleased to welcome to the stage veteran actress Susan Corzatte in the role of Vera Joseph in Amy Herzog's Pulitzer Prize finalist, 4000 Miles. Susan is joined by the recently named City Arts 2015 Future List Thespian Adam Standley in the role of Leo, and accomplished Seattle actresses Adria LaMorticella as Bec, and Sara Porkalob as Amanda. (more...)

La MaMa and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Stage Richard E. Waits' MAMA ROSE, 1/30-2/8La MaMa and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Stage Richard E. Waits' MAMA ROSE, 1/30-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

LA MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and Sheryl Lee Ralph and The D.I.V.A. Foundation present MAMA ROSE (A Solo Musical). This show gives a glimpse of Mr. Waits' life growing up in Buffalo, New York with his own MAMA ROSE, Rose Waits. In this dark comedy you'll find out that this 'southern belle' could have ruled the world...if they had only let her. (more...)

The TEAM's ROOSEVELVIS Performances Begin Tonight at Vineyard Theatre The TEAM's ROOSEVELVIS Performances Begin Tonight at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

The award-winning Brooklyn-based ensemble the TEAM (Artistic Director Rachel Chavkin, Producing Director Manda Martin) celebrate their 10th anniversary this January, with the return of their acclaimed play, RoosevElvis, co-presented with Vineyard Theatre and Performance Space 122's COIL 2015 Festival; the debut of a brand new work, The Holler Sessions, in Seattle; and the release of two new published works on January 8: an anthology titled Five Plays By The TEAM, and the script for RoosevElvis, both published by Oberon Books. (more...)

Howard Sherman Sparks #MakeAShowPerkier TopicHoward Sherman Sparks #MakeAShowPerkier Topic
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 30, 2014

Earlier today, theatre administrator and former Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, Howard Sherman kicked off a Twitter topic aimed at the most creative theatre fans online. Sherman, known for his creative social media presence started the fun with the tweet below: (more...)

Jonathan Cake, Melissa Errico & Kathleen Chalfant to Star in Salon/Sanctuary's 'MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH' Next MonthJonathan Cake, Melissa Errico & Kathleen Chalfant to Star in Salon/Sanctuary's 'MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

More Between Heaven and Earth, Salon/Sanctuary's original site-specific music theater piece, directed and with a script by Erica Gould based on the letters of Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway, returns to Fraunces Tavern on January 18th. Fraunces Tavern, built in 1719, sets the stage for the production, which features music prepared from the original 18th century manuscripts, researched by Jessica Gould. (more...)

Playwright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie AwardsPlaywright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced the judges for the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. Longtime OBIE Administration Committee chairman Michael Feingold will be joined by playwright Adam Bock, orchestrator Bruce Coughlin, director Lear deBessonet, scenic designer Mimi Lien, critic David Rooney, Village Voice critic Tom Sellar, and director Liesl Tommy, to form the OBIE Awards judging panel. (more...)

Proceeds from Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY to Benefit TDFProceeds from Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY to Benefit TDF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Dress Circle Publishing has announce a partnership with Theatre Development Fund (TDF). Part of the proceeds of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 by Jennifer Ashley Tepper will benefit education programs at TDF, one of the nation's largest not- for profit performing arts service organizations dedicated to the audience. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/10/14 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE AMBASSADOR and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/10/14 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE AMBASSADOR and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 10, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens in Paris, THE AMBASSADOR comes to BAM and more! (more...)

James Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 GalaJames Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The American Theatre Wing is pleased to announce that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary actor James Earl Jones. Mr. Jones is a two-time Tony Award winner, two-time Obie Award winner and alumnus of the American Theatre Wing Professional School. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Marva Smalls will serve as Gala Chairs. (more...)

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