American Theatre Wing News

Carnegie Mellon Drama Alumni Nominated for 2017 Tony AwardsCarnegie Mellon Drama Alumni Nominated for 2017 Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin to Be Honored with 2017 Special Tony Awards for THE ENCOUNTERGareth Fry and Pete Malkin to Be Honored with 2017 Special Tony Awards for THE ENCOUNTER
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin will be presented a Special Tony Award for their outstanding Sound Design on The Encounter.   (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Honored with 2017 Regional Theatre Tony AwardDallas Theater Center Honored with 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that based on the recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association, that the Dallas Theater Center in Dallas, TX, will be the recipient of the 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award. (more...)

Bryan Batt to Host The Actors Fund's Tonys Viewing Party in L.A.Bryan Batt to Host The Actors Fund's Tonys Viewing Party in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Actors Fund announced today that Bryan Batt will host the 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party honoring Tony Award winning actress and recording artist Betty Buckley on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (3:30-8:00pm) at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

Rulings Roundup: Recap the Decisions of the Tony Awards Administration Committee from the 2016-17 Season!Rulings Roundup: Recap the Decisions of the Tony Awards Administration Committee from the 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has been meeting all year to discuss the eligibility of the 2016-17 Broadway productions all leading up to Tuesdays big announcement... the Tony nominations. (more...)

Broadway Entertainers from Around the World Come Together For Broadway in the HOODBroadway Entertainers from Around the World Come Together For Broadway in the HOOD
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

From Broadway with Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On, is a celebration unlike any other! (more...)

Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes Final Rulings of the Season on ANASTASIA, AMELIE, GROUNDHOG DAY & More!Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes Final Rulings of the Season on ANASTASIA, AMELIE, GROUNDHOG DAY & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the fourth and final time this season and confirmed the eligibility of 16 Broadway productions for the 2017 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee met a total of four times throughout the 2016-2017 season to decide the eligibility for the 71st Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

John Gielgud's Tony Award for AGES OF MAN Sells for $15,000John Gielgud's Tony Award for AGES OF MAN Sells for $15,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Acclaimed actor John Gielgud's 1959 Tony Award for his "Distinguished Contribution to Theatre' was auctioned last night for $15,000 at Nate D. Sanders Auctions. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Presents the Michigan Premiere of TAKING SHAKESPEAREWilliamston Theatre Presents the Michigan Premiere of TAKING SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, presents Taking Shakespeare by John Murrell, a gentle comedy about the power of storytelling. Performances for this Michigan Premiere begin Thursday, May 18 and run through Sunday, June 18. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Paula Vogel Will Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at 2017 Obie AwardsPaula Vogel Will Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at 2017 Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, CEO) have announced that Pulitzer Prize-wining playwright Paula Vogel will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 62nd Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

Legendary Actor James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony AwardLegendary Actor James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winner and stage and screen icon James Earl Jones will receive this year's Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. (more...)

Win the 'Ultimate Tony Awards Experience' with Prizeo SweepstakesWin the 'Ultimate Tony Awards Experience' with Prizeo Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Prizeo, the online giving platform that democratizes giving at any income level, announced today that they will partner with the 71st Annual Tony Awards, to host a special sweepstakes that will give one lucky winner the chance at the Ultimate Tony Awards Experience. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends to 6/17 at 16th Street TheaterINTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends to 6/17 at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 17, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn. (more...)

Baayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson AwardBaayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that Baayork Lee will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2017 Tony Awards. (more...)

EGOT Winner John Gielgud's Tony Award for AGES OF MAN to be AuctionedEGOT Winner John Gielgud's Tony Award for AGES OF MAN to be Auctioned
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Acclaimed actor John Gielgud's 1959 Tony Award for his "Distinguished Contribution to Theatre' will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on April 27, 2017.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017
by - Apr 25, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017. (more...)

Breaking: Tony Awards Announce Return of Sound Design Categories; Union Releases Statement!Breaking: Tony Awards Announce Return of Sound Design Categories; Union Releases Statement!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Tony Awards announced today that they will reinstate the categories of Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical starting in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes 'Backstage Bite' Host Katie LynchExclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes 'Backstage Bite' Host Katie Lynch
by Something New - Apr 24, 2017

In Episode 506 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Katie Lynch, creator and host of the Broadway World web series, 'Backstage Bite.' On 'Backstage Bite,' viewers are invited to come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up in this new cooking show! See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Get to know some of your favorite performers with quirky segments like Quickfire Questions! (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLEPhoto Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANAHAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

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