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Theatre World Volume 69: 2012-2013 to be released Nov. 24, Drama Book Shop Launch Event Dec. 4Theatre World Volume 69: 2012-2013 to be released Nov. 24, Drama Book Shop Launch Event Dec. 4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015

Theatre World Media is proud to announce the latest edition of Theatre World—now the only record of the American theatre season in print. (more...)

Tony Awards Committee Declares Eligibility for HAMILTON, SPRING AWAKENING, SYLVIA, and MoreTony Awards Committee Declares Eligibility for HAMILTON, SPRING AWAKENING, SYLVIA, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the first time this season to determine the eligibility of 10 Broadway productions for the 2016 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 2015-2016 season to decide the eligibility for the 70th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Awards Administration Committee Meets for First Time to Rule on Eligibility of HAMILTON, SPRING AWAKENING, SYLVIA & More!Breaking News: Tony Awards Administration Committee Meets for First Time to Rule on Eligibility of HAMILTON, SPRING AWAKENING, SYLVIA & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the first time this season to determine the eligibility of 10 Broadway productions for the 2016 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 2015-2016 season to decide the eligibility for the 70th Annual Tony Awards.   (more...)

TheatreSquared Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHERTheatreSquared Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

On December 3, TheatreSquared will begin performances of the critically acclaimed Peter and the Starcatcher, a fast-paced theatrical adventure for audiences of all ages. Mark Shanahan (Around the World in 80 Days, The Quest for Don Quixote) will direct this new adaptation by Rick Elise, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Jenni Barber and More to Salute Fred Ebb Award Winners at Prospect's IGNITE ConcertLindsay Mendez, Jenni Barber and More to Salute Fred Ebb Award Winners at Prospect's IGNITE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director and Melissa Huber, Managing Director) continues its 2015/16 IGNITE Series at The Times Center (242 W 41st Street), with a concert celebrating the works by Fred Ebb Award winners John Bucchino, Doug Cohen, Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, Adam Gwon, Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller on November 21 at 8pm. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago Opens THE NUTCRACKERThe House Theatre of Chicago Opens THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The House Theatre of Chicago once again brings holiday cheer with its sixth annual return of the all-original, family-friendly The Nutcracker playing at the The Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division, November 5 - December 31. (more...)

SITI's US Tour of Julia Wolfe's STEEL HAMMER Continues in VA, TN & BrooklynSITI's US Tour of Julia Wolfe's STEEL HAMMER Continues in VA, TN & Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Since its founding in 1992, SITI Company has redefined contemporary theater in the United States through an innovative approach to collaboration, cultural exchange and actor training. The company's newest project is a dramatic incarnation of 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe's profound art ballad STEEL HAMMER. (more...)

ArtsWest to Host Public Panel Discussion Regarding Immigration Reform and the Living WageArtsWest to Host Public Panel Discussion Regarding Immigration Reform and the Living Wage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

On Sunday, November 15th, ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery will host a panel discussion of immigration reform and the fight for a living wage. The discussion will begin around 4:30 p.m., immediately following the 3:00 p.m. performance of My Mañana Comes. (more...)

Prospect Theater Debuts Carlo Gesualdo Musical DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES in ItalyProspect Theater Debuts Carlo Gesualdo Musical DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES in Italy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Prospect Theater Company is pleased to announce that founding artists Peter Mills and Cara Reichel will develop their original musical drama DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES, inspired by the life of Renaissance composer and murderer Carlo Gesualdo, in the town of Gesualdo, Italy from tonight, Nov. 6 - 18, 2015. (more...)

Take Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This SpringTake Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Duck and cover, make it to high ground, stop, drop and roll, batten down the hatches -- prepare to weather the storm! BroadwayWorld has learned that the new musical DISASTER! will begin performances on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and officially open on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

ArtsWest's MY MANANA COMES to Support Local Restaurant Worker's Recovery After StabbingArtsWest's MY MANANA COMES to Support Local Restaurant Worker's Recovery After Stabbing
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

On October 25th, around 6:30 p.m., Ramon Aspeitia was stabbed on his way home from work at his bus transfer in White Center. A hard-working and well-loved employee of both Shadowland and Ma'Ono, two restaurants in the Alaska Junction area of West Seattle, Ramon was brutally attacked by three assailants and is currently paralyzed from the waist down. ArtsWest is seeking to do its part to contribute to the recovery of their West Seattle neighbor. (more...)

Take Your Youngsters to the Theatre! Tickets on Sale Today for 2016 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAYTake Your Youngsters to the Theatre! Tickets on Sale Today for 2016 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Give your kids an unforgettable experience this winter with the 20th Anniversary of KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY! BroadwayWorld is happy to report that tickets are on sale today, November 3, 2015 at 10:30am for the event, which will take place in New York City on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. The 2016 National Ambassadors for the program are Kelli O'Hara and Marlee Matlin. (more...)

Annoying Actor Friend to Release Create Your Own Show Business Destiny Book '#GRATEFUL: Everything Happens for a Reason' 11/30Annoying Actor Friend to Release Create Your Own Show Business Destiny Book '#GRATEFUL: Everything Happens for a Reason' 11/30
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 30, 2015

This fall, beloved Broadway internet personality, Annoying Actor Friend is releasing its second book, '#GRATEFUL: Everything Happens for a Reason.' Described as a 'Choose Your Own Show Business Adventure' book, it hits shelves and Amazon Kindles on November 30th, 2015. (more...)

Amphibian Stage to Screen National Theatre Live's THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM, 11/18 & 21Amphibian Stage to Screen National Theatre Live's THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM, 11/18 & 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions will show a film of the National Theatre of London's production of THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM by George Farquhar on Wednesday, November 18 at 2pm and 7pm, and Saturday November 21 at 1pm, in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This will be the eleventh National Theatre Live screening of Amphibian's 2015 season. (more...)

The Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This FallThe Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Hypocrites is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE by Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Joel Ewing and Mechelle Moe, featuring students from Senn Arts Magnet High School's "The Yard." This special collaboration will play eight performances only October 30 - November 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Broadway Press Agency O&M Co. Joins Forces with DKC Public RelationsBroadway Press Agency O&M Co. Joins Forces with DKC Public Relations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Sean Cassidy, President of DKC Public Relations, Marketing and Government Relations, announced today that legendary theatrical press agent and sole principal behind O&M Co., Rick Miramontez, will be joining the company to create DKC/O&M. Also joining DKC will be O&M Co.'s top executives Andy Snyder (Creative Director) and Molly Barnett (VP, Theatrical Division), along with other key staffers from the firm. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'I Cain't Say No' from OKLAHOMA's 60th Anniversary ScreeningVIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'I Cain't Say No' from OKLAHOMA's 60th Anniversary Screening
by Movies News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Below, watch Chenoweth perform the classic number, 'I Cain't Say No,' an outtake from a 15-minute segment of the special screening. Then, watch a 'pre-show' clip of the Broadway star discuss her love for the show, movie and all-things Oklahoma! (more...)

The Hypocrites Returning to Actors Theatre of LouisvilleThe Hypocrites Returning to Actors Theatre of Louisville
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to welcome back Chicago's theatre renegades The Hypocrites to Louisville with their playful reimagining of H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan. Director Sean Graney and his multi-talented ensemble of actors will lead audiences on an extended voyage through a reel of rare delights as they turn W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's classic operetta on its head in this charmingly silly interpretation. Co-adapted by Sean Graney, Andra Velis Simon and Matt Kahler, H.M.S. Pinafore will run as part of the Brown-Forman Series with preview performances beginning on November 1 7, opening on November 19 and running through December 13, 2015. Single tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at ActorsTheatre.org or by calling 502.584.1205. (more...)

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