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Breaking: Date Set for the 71st Annual Tony Awards; Calendar for Nominations & EligibilityBreaking: Date Set for the 71st Annual Tony Awards; Calendar for Nominations & Eligibility
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Just in via TonyAwards.com - the American Theatre Wing's 71st annual Tony Awards® will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely TysonPhoto Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely Tyson
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2016

Just last night, the American Theatre Wing honored legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson at its annual gala at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh performed for the special night. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill PlayhouseTHE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/24/2016
by - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/24/2016. (more...)

TheatreSquared Presents Sharp and Funny Drama I AND YOUTheatreSquared Presents Sharp and Funny Drama I AND YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

TheatreSquared today announced the cast for Lauren Gunderson's critically acclaimed new drama, I And You, which begins performances October 12 in Northwest Arkansas. This "sharp and funny, buoyant" (Washington Post) new drama about the existential crisis of being an almost-adult is the winner of 2014 American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. Classmates but virtual strangers, Caroline and Anthony are thrust together by a school project - which, he sheepishly tells her, is due tomorrow. (more...)

Harlem School of the Arts to Launch 2016 Season with Original Student Production ALL THE NEWSHarlem School of the Arts to Launch 2016 Season with Original Student Production ALL THE NEWS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) will launch the Fall 2016 Season with its first original student theatre production, All The News, a dynamic fast-paced satire of contemporary news programs and infotainment. (more...)

1st Stage's Critically Acclaimed LOBBY HERO Extended Until October 161st Stage's Critically Acclaimed LOBBY HERO Extended Until October 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theater, announces the extension of their critically-acclaimed production of Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by 1st Stage Artistic Director, Alex Levy.   (more...)

ArtsWest Celebrates Record-Breaking 2016-17 Season - Before the Season Opens!ArtsWest Celebrates Record-Breaking 2016-17 Season - Before the Season Opens!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

For the first time since opening our doors at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery in 1999, the total number of season subscriptions before the season openshas surpassed the prior year's end-of-season total. Subscriptions goals are normally met or surpassed by the end of a given season, but this year we are celebrating before the season even begins. There are other reasons why 2016 is a remarkable year for ArtsWest: in addition to a record-setting revenue for season subscribers, the number of subscribers is at an all-time high for any season opening in our history. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/21/2016 - Hasan Minhaj, Edward Albee and More!Broadway AM Report, 9/21/2016 - Hasan Minhaj, Edward Albee and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 21, 2016

Today's big news: THE DAILY SHOW's Hasan Minhaj launches a new series on Muslim identity at Joe's Pub, and theaters across Broadway and Off-Broadway dim their lights tonight in honor of Edward Albee! (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala Honoring Cicely TysonCynthia Erivo and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala Honoring Cicely Tyson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The American Theatre Wing is thrilled to announce that Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh will perform its annual Gala on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). (more...)

Chcago's Smart Art Theater to Serve Up New Dramatic Comedy NAPERVILLEChcago's Smart Art Theater to Serve Up New Dramatic Comedy NAPERVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Theater Wit, Chicago's premiere 'smart art' theater, looks forward to presenting the Chicago premiere of Naperville by acclaimed young playwright Mat Smart. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOWPhoto Flash: The Hypocrites Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. YOU ON THE MOORS NOW will play September 9 - October 30, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets and season subscription packages are currently available at www.the-hypocrites.com.  The press opening is Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm. (more...)

American Theatre Wing President Writes Passionate Op-Ed on Arts EducationAmerican Theatre Wing President Writes Passionate Op-Ed on Arts Education
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Heather Hitchens, the President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing, published an op-ed today in The Huffington Post discussing the importance of arts education in America in light of National Arts Education Week. (more...)

Sam Salmond, 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant Winner, to Perform at Adelphi UniversitySam Salmond, 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant Winner, to Perform at Adelphi University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is proud to present the Larson Legacy Concert showcasing the work of Sam Salmond, a recipient of The American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants, on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Theatre. Join Sam and a gang of Broadway's best for an exciting preview of multiple new musicals in development.  It'll be an afternoon of pop rock, laughter and catharsis. Enjoy one-of-a-kind songs about outcasts, LGBT heroes, teenage romance, rock 'n roll housewives, mad scientists and more. (more...)

Contest: Win a Table for Two at SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS at Birdland Jazz ClubContest: Win a Table for Two at SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS at Birdland Jazz Club
by BWW Contests - Sep 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving you and a friend a chance to go to SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS at Birdland Jazz Club Monday night! (September 18th, 2016). The winners will be comped a table for the event. There is a $10 food/drink minimum per person. (more...)

HONOR Musical, Based on AS YOU LIKE IT, Plays in Concert Tonight at Prospect TheaterHONOR Musical, Based on AS YOU LIKE IT, Plays in Concert Tonight at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, presents a concert performance of the new musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

HONOR Musical Adapted from Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Coming Up at Prospect TheaterHONOR Musical Adapted from Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Coming Up at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Coming up soon! Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, will present a concert performance of the musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

The Hypocrites Completes Casting for YOU ON THE MOORS at The Den TheatreThe Hypocrites Completes Casting for YOU ON THE MOORS at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Receives Over $100K Grant for 'Working in the Theatre' Series & MoreAmerican Theatre Wing Receives Over $100K Grant for 'Working in the Theatre' Series & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The American Theatre Wing announced today that they are one of five recipients of a Phase II grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's 2016 Fund for National Projects. (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse to Tackle Art & Friendship in ART This SeptemberSerenbe Playhouse to Tackle Art & Friendship in ART This September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), will present the second show in its 2016 Intimate Indoors season, ART, by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

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