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He's the Host with the Most- Meet This Year's Tonys Host, James Corden!He's the Host with the Most- Meet This Year's Tonys Host, James Corden!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

To celebrate today's big news, we're bringing you just a few of our favorite videos of Corden in action, both onstage and in front of the camera... (more...)

Breaking News: James Corden to Host the 2016 Tony Awards!Breaking News: James Corden to Host the 2016 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

This just in! CBS has announced that the Tony Award-winning actor and current host of The Late Late Show, James Corden will emcee the 70th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

Director/Choreographer Katharine Pettit Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW PodcastDirector/Choreographer Katharine Pettit Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

In Episode 403 of 'Something New' -- a podcast that interviews theatre artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with director/choreographer Katharine Pettit. (more...)

The Kitchen to Present Andrew Ondrejcak's ELIJAH GREENThe Kitchen to Present Andrew Ondrejcak's ELIJAH GREEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Kitchen is pleased to present the world premiere of ELIJAH GREEN by Andrew Ondrejcak, a multi-disciplinary artist with a dual career as a writer, director, and designer of theater-based performance works in addition to being a sought-after art director in the fashion industry. His work in both fields is meticulous, wildly imaginative, and laced with deep curiosity. Most recently, Ondrejcak premiered You Us We All, a collaboration with My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, at the 2015 BAM Next Wave Festival. Critic Helen Shaw highlighted the work as one of the ten best shows of 2015. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) will show a film of the stage adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, a co-production between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic, Wednesday, February 17 at 2pm and 7pm in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Present 'RISK IS THIS...'Cutting Ball Theater to Present 'RISK IS THIS...'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the adventurous RISK IS THIS...THE CUTTING BALL NEW EXPERIMENTAL PLAYS FESTIVAL, one of the only play festivals in America solely dedicated to experimental works for the stage. Pushing the boundaries of what theater can be, this year's festival features three new works in staged readings. RISK IS THIS... offers a unique opportunity for audiences to see plays in development, alongside the artists creating them, as the works find their theatrical voice. (more...)

Tony Awards Will Kick Off New Season with Live Snapchat Story Tonight!Tony Awards Will Kick Off New Season with Live Snapchat Story Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The 2016 Broadway season has officially kicked off, and that means our sights are already set on the Broadway's biggest night of the year, the Tony Awards. To help kick off the road to the 70th annual Tony Awards, the Tony Awards and Snapchat are teaming up for another On Broadway live snapchat story. Tune in today for a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite Broadway shows, directly from the casts themselves. For your own backstage pass, follow the official Tony Awards Snapchat account (TheTonyAwards) and tune into the Broadway LIVE Story on the Snapchat homepage tonight. The Tony Awards account will be posting throughout the day and the live story will get going around 6:30pm EST tonight.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: American Theatre Wing Continues 'Working in the Theatre' with Sign Language Theatre Special Showcasing SPRING AWAKENINGSTAGE TUBE: American Theatre Wing Continues 'Working in the Theatre' with Sign Language Theatre Special Showcasing SPRING AWAKENING
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) continues its legendary, long running, and completely revamped web series, "Working in the Theatre," with an all new episode on "Sign Language Theatre." Check it out below! (more...)

TEMPEST REDUX to Run 2/20-4/10 at Odyssey TheatreTEMPEST REDUX to Run 2/20-4/10 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

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Megan Hilty Will Join Frank DiLella for SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS on 2/22Megan Hilty Will Join Frank DiLella for SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS on 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series will soon present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella in the third episode of his new talk show, 'Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.' Frank's very special guest will be Megan Hilty, star of the current Broadway hit, 'Noises Off.' The event will be taped in front of a live audience on Monday, February 22 at 7pm. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Global Tour - Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and More!SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Global Tour - Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations LLC are pleased to announce their first ever, global tour of the English language production of SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori.  The production begins its journey in Istanbul, Turkey on the 22nd January, 2016 and will tour to diverse markets including Europe, the Middle East and Asia to cities including; Abu Dhabi, Jakarta and Singapore to name a few.  (more...)

Lea DeLaria to Return as Host for 61st Annual Obie Awards!Lea DeLaria to Return as Host for 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have confirmed that the 61st Annual Obie Awards will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Obie and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria will return as the host. Tickets to the 2016 Obie Awards will be announced at a later date. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Taps Broadway Producer, Lincoln Center Exec Kara Medoff Barnett as Executive DirectorAmerican Ballet Theatre Taps Broadway Producer, Lincoln Center Exec Kara Medoff Barnett as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Broadway producer and former Lincoln Center executive Kara Medoff Barnett has been appointed as American Ballet Theatre's Executive Director, effective February 16, 2016. The announcement was made today by Donald Kramer, Chairman of The Board of Governing Trustees at ABT. (more...)

World Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball TheaterWorld Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the World Premiere of ONDINE by Katharine Sherman. Cutting Ball founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose helms this beautifully tragic dream, featuring Molly Benson, Marilet Martinez, Danielle O'Hare, Kenny Toll, and Jessica Waldman. ONDINE plays February 5 through March 6 (press opening: February 11) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call      415-525-1205. (more...)

Michael Gilboe & James Ludwig Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW PodcastMichael Gilboe & James Ludwig Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

In Episode 402 of 'Something New' -- a podcast that interviews theatre artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with not one but two guests: Michael Gilboe, host of 'Broadway Bullet'; and James Ludwig, co-host of 'The Happy Hour Guys.' (more...)

House Theatre to Present THE LAST DEFENDER, 1/28-31House Theatre to Present THE LAST DEFENDER, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago presents the world premiere of The Last Defender at the Chopin Theatre Downstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Thursday, Jan. 21 - Sunday, March 13 written and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, with puzzle design by Sandor Weisz and art direction by DC Comic Artist and Company Member Chris Burnham. (more...)

Breaking News: Tonys Committee Meets to Decide on Eligibility for KING CHARLES III, ON YOUR FEET!, ALLEGIANCE & More!Breaking News: Tonys Committee Meets to Decide on Eligibility for KING CHARLES III, ON YOUR FEET!, ALLEGIANCE & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season to determine the eligibility of six 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...)

Did You Have an Inspiring Theater Teacher? They Could Be Honored on the TONY AWARDSDid You Have an Inspiring Theater Teacher? They Could Be Honored on the TONY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Did you have a theatre teacher who inspired you? Well now they could be honored on the TONY AWARDS! (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of THE LAST DEFENDER This WinterThe House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of THE LAST DEFENDER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago presents the world premiere of THE LAST DEFENDER at the Chopin Theatre Downstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Thursday, Jan. 21 - Sunday, March 13, 2016 written and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, with puzzle design by Sandor Weisz and art direction by DC Comic Artist and Company Member Chris Burnham. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This SummerRandy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

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