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TheatreSquared Receives DDFIA GrantTheatreSquared Receives DDFIA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller announced today a $250,000 grant from the Building Bridges Program of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts (DDFIA). This major, three-year grant will help TheatreSquared reimagine Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in contemporary Damascus, Syria, through a free adaptation that will be developed in collaboration with Syrian theatre director Kholoud Sawaf. The first phase of the project will be a three-week workshop presented as part of the five-play 2016 Arkansas New Play Festival, with staged reading performances at 7:00pm on June 17 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville and at 8:00pm on June 23 at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville (Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios). This reading is the first step towards a fully staged production as part of a future season. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Has Tevye Proved Danny Burstein's Most Difficult Role? The Six-Time Nominee Explains!Tony Awards Close-Up: Has Tevye Proved Danny Burstein's Most Difficult Role? The Six-Time Nominee Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

In the past ten years, Danny Burstein has wooed audiences with his Tony nominated performances as some of Broadway's most beloved characters- Buddy, Aldopho, Billis... the list goes on. Now he has taken on perhaps musical theatre's most iconic character- a milkman from Anatevka called Tevye. How does this role (for which he is nominated as Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical) compared to his others? Find out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- WAITRESS' Jessie MuellerPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- WAITRESS' Jessie Mueller
by Walter McBride - May 12, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Waitress, Jessie Mueller, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - ECLIPSED's Saycon SengblohPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees - ECLIPSED's Saycon Sengbloh
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2016

On May 4, the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in  featured Role in a Play nominee Saycon Sengbloh, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does She Perform a Six-Page Monologue Every Night? BLACKBIRD's Michelle Williams Explains!Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does She Perform a Six-Page Monologue Every Night? BLACKBIRD's Michelle Williams Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2016

Michelle Williams is back on Broadway, and this time she is taking on a character whose story would make Sally Bowles' life seem like a picnic. She currently stars opposite Jeff Daniels as 'Una' in BLACKBIRD, a role that earned her a nomination (Best Perfrmance by Actress in a Leading Role in a Play). Below, watch as she explains why this is the hardest job she's ever had and why she just couldn't turn it down. (more...)

BroadwayHD to Offer Behind-the-Scenes Livestream During the Tony AwardsBroadwayHD to Offer Behind-the-Scenes Livestream During the Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

?For the first-time ever, as an Official Sponsor of the 70th Annual Tony Awards and Presenting Sponsor of the Behind the Scenes Livestream, BroadwayHD will join forces with the Tony Awards to stream extra behind-the-scenes video content during the CBS telecast of the awards, live from the Beacon Theatre. The stream will be available on BroadwayHD.com and TonyAwards.com on June 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAYCutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

VIDEO: Celebrate The Season!  THE TONY AWARDS Releases Collage of 2016 NomineesVIDEO: Celebrate The Season! THE TONY AWARDS Releases Collage of 2016 Nominees
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

Enjoy some of the magic moments that made the 2015-16 Broadway season a winner. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE INVISIBLE HAND Artists Top 2015 Henry Hewes Design AwardsHAMILTON, THE INVISIBLE HAND Artists Top 2015 Henry Hewes Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that four theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2015 Awards in a luncheon ceremony, set for the coming fall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SPRING AWAKENING's Michael ArdenPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SPRING AWAKENING's Michael Arden
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2016

On May 4, the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Direction of a Musical nominee Michael Arden as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does John Doyle Approach a Revival? The Master Explains!Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does John Doyle Approach a Revival? The Master Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2016

Director John Doyle has taken on his fair share of revivals, but perhaps none have been as stunning as this season's THE COLOR PURPLE, starring Tony nominees Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, as well as Jennifer Hudson in her Broadway debut. So how does the master of musical revivals do what he does? Watch below to find out! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Michael Shannon Explains Why His Work is Never Finished in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTTony Awards Close-Up: Michael Shannon Explains Why His Work is Never Finished in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2016

A LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT marks Michael Shannon's first Broadway show since his debut in 2012's GRACE. His stellar performance as the oldest Tyrone son has earned him a Tony nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play), but that doesn't mean that his work is complete. Watch below as he explains why his journey in JOURNEY is constantly evolving! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: What About BRIGHT STAR Brings Steve Martin and Edie Brickell the Most Joy? Find Out!Tony Awards Close-Up: What About BRIGHT STAR Brings Steve Martin and Edie Brickell the Most Joy? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2016

Can't get enough of Bright Star? The show earned five Tony nominations earlier this week, and it's thanks to the work of the show's creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell- nominees for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Score. Below, watch as they tell us why watching audiences react brings them so much joy! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie BrickellPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees - BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
by Walter McBride - May 6, 2016

On May 4, this year's Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score nominees BRIGHT STAR creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Get Up Close and Personal with This Season's Tony Nominees!Photo Coverage: Get Up Close and Personal with This Season's Tony Nominees!
by Walter McBride - May 5, 2016

Who really cares about spring? Awards season has arrived- the only time of the year that really matters to Broadway fans everywhere. The 2016 Tony nominees were announced earlier this week, with a record 16 nods going to HAMILTON, and show like SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME and LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT also picking up a considerable amount of recognition. Just yesterday the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, hold yourself over with some beautiful portraits of the nominees as captured by Walter McBride. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrew Rannells and Nikki M. James Announce the 2016 Tony Nominations!Photo Coverage: Andrew Rannells and Nikki M. James Announce the 2016 Tony Nominations!
by Walter McBride - May 5, 2016

The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement was hosted by former co-stars of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON earlier this week: past Tony Award-winner Nikki M. James and past Tony-nominee and Grammy Award-winner Andrew Rannells. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special morning below! (more...)

the american vicarious to Premiere DOUGLASS at Theater Wit This Summerthe american vicarious to Premiere DOUGLASS at Theater Wit This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

the american vicarious is proud to return to Chicago with DOUGLASS, a world premiere drama from Thomas Klingenstein, directed by Jeff Award nominee Christopher McElroen (Invisible Man). DOUGLASS will play July 21 - August 14, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, July 24 at 3 pm. (more...)

Williamston Theatre to Present CHAPATTI This SpringWilliamston Theatre to Present CHAPATTI This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, returns to Ireland for the charming tale of CHAPATTI by Christian O'Reilly. (more...)

Jennifer Ellis, Ciaran Sheehan and Leigh Barrett to Lead Reagle's CAROUSEL This JuneJennifer Ellis, Ciaran Sheehan and Leigh Barrett to Lead Reagle's CAROUSEL This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 48th consecutive summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece CAROUSEL from June 9-19, 2016.  (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Stage Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTONPhiladelphia Theatre Company to Stage Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTON
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company closes its 2015-2016 season with the East Coast premiere of Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton May 27-June 26.  Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, the production features an ensemble cast with Todd Cerveris, Alice M. Gatling, John Procaccino, and Lindsay Smiling. (more...)

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