Arena Stage News

BAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant RecipientsBAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BAX is proud to welcome 2017-18 Artists in Residence (AIR) and Space Grant recipients. This group of artists embodies a vision, promise, and deep commitment to investigative practices in line with their and BAX's core values. Together, we are making space for bold and challenging work that asks deep questions about our ever-changing world and our place in this world. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICKLookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

THIRTEEN's 'Theater Close-Up' to Present Signature Theatre's OLD HATS, 6/13THIRTEEN's 'Theater Close-Up' to Present Signature Theatre's OLD HATS, 6/13
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway and regional theaters - presents Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner in their award-winning, critically acclaimed production of OLD HATS from Signature Theatre (more...)

Erik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This SummerErik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Erik Ehn's Quiet House directed by Glory Kadigan premieres June 23 at the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (The Festivity runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC). (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Natascia DiazBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2017

Today's subject Natascia Diaz is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing the whore with a heart Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Joe Calarco. The production runs through July 2nd. Previously she appeared at Signature in West Side Story, The Threepenny Opera (2015 Hayes Award nomination), and Kiss of the Spider Woman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lynn Nottage Poses with Fellow 2017 Pulitzer Prize RecipientsPhoto Flash: Lynn Nottage Poses with Fellow 2017 Pulitzer Prize Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Columbia University hosted the 101st Pulitzer Prize ceremony yesterday, May 22nd, at Low Library. The 2017 winners included Jo Becker (The New York Times), incoming Pulitzer Board Chair Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post), President Lee C. Bollinger, Hilton Als (The New Yorker, Columbia professor) and Lynn Nottage (drama, Columbia professor). Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeanne Sakata Spreading the Truth With HOLD THESE TRUTHSBWW Interview: Jeanne Sakata Spreading the Truth With HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Gil Kaan - May 23, 2017

Ten years ago, actress/playwright Jeanne Sakata began writing down her various thoughts on her personal connections with the subject matter of her DAWN'S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI. Through various reincarnations over the last decade, and a title change to HOLD THESE TRUTHS; Jeanne will be opening at The Pasadena Playhouse. I was most excited to get Jeanne's insight on this dark and deplorable episode of American history. (more...)

Theatre Communications Group Publishes DEAR EVAN HANSENTheatre Communications Group Publishes DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Dear Evan Hansen, with a book by Steven Levenson and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Dear Evan Hansen premiered at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. the summer of 2015, with a subsequent Off Broadway run at Second Stage the spring of 2016 and transfer to Broadway in the fall of the same year where it's currently running. The original musical earned nine Tony Award nominations this season. (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to StageBroadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - May 20, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Korins, and Japhy Weideman, who acted as scenic and lighting designers for Broadway's emotional triumph, Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

1984 Announces Broadway Lottery1984 Announces Broadway Lottery
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Mobile ticketing app TodayTix announced today that it will offer a digital lottery for the highly-anticipated Broadway Premiere of George Orwell's 1984 starring Tony® Award nominee Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut, and Tony® Award winner Reed Birney.  The entire front row of seats will be available via lottery for $19.84 each.  The entry period will begin each day at midnight, and continue until winners are notified via email and push notification 2-4 hours before the selected performance begins.  Winners will be offered the opportunity to purchase either one or two tickets, and lottery winners can pick up their purchased tickets from TodayTix concierge agents outside of the Hudson Theatre.  For tickets and info, download the TodayTix mobile app or visit www.todaytix.com. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago Season 14 Features AKEELAH AND THE BEEAdventure Stage Chicago Season 14 Features AKEELAH AND THE BEE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

???????Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), the participatory arts program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces its 14th season of programming for young audiences, exploring the theme of "Literacy" as the company applies its mission of telling heroic stories to the Settlement objective of disrupting generational poverty. ASC's "Literacy" season features the stage adaptation of Akeelah and the Bee; a commissioned work by Lucas Baisch, based on the Guatemalan myths of Popol Vuh and created in collaboration with community partners; and an original piece devised by ASC's Trailblazers youth mentorship program.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger. Group tickets are $10 for ten or more guests. Student matinee tickets are $7 for CPS and $8 for non-CPS groups. Tickets may be purchased at adventurestage.org or by calling 773.342.4141. (more...)

Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This JulyScalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: From HAMILTON to HANSEN, Music Man Alex Lacamoire Is Back for More!Tony Awards Close-Up: From HAMILTON to HANSEN, Music Man Alex Lacamoire Is Back for More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

On the heels of his work on the Tonys juggernaut of 2016, Alec Lacamoire has shifted gears from Hamilton to Hansen, earning a Tony nomination for Best Orchestrations. Below, watch as he reveals why he believes in the importance of this story, and how he keeps cool during awards season.  (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Announces Partnership with TodayTixHollywood Fringe Announces Partnership with TodayTix
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival is proud to announce its partnership with TodayTix, the international ticketing app and website with nearly three million users. As the official marketing and ticketing platform available to all Festival productions, TodayTix is offering its ticket listing and marketing services, used by over 500 arts organizations worldwide, to all Fringe productions. TodayTix allows all Fringe productions to expand their reach and promote their shows to a rich database of culture-loving locals and tourists. (more...)

Danny Howard and Disciples To Host Debut Stage at SW4 FestivalDanny Howard and Disciples To Host Debut Stage at SW4 Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard and prolific trio Disciples will be hosting their first ever festival arena stage at this year's SW4 Festival at Clapham Common, London. To be held on Sunday 27th August, their brands - The Following and Nothing Else Matters - will join forces for a not-to-be-missed party. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch National Tour from Denver Next Fall!DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch National Tour from Denver Next Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts and producer Stacey Mindich just announced that the national tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will launch in Denver in October of 2018, kicking off the 2018/19 DCPA Broadway season.  Nominated for nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN with a book by Tony® nominee Steven Levenson, score by Academy Award winners and Tony® nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and directed by four-time Tony® nominee Michael Greif, will play The Buell Theatre.  Information regarding on-sale dates and tickets will be announced at a later time. To sign up to receive alerts go to Denvercenter.org  or visit DearEvanHansen.com. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANASimon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage ICOST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), begins performances tonight, Tuesday May 16, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced!2017 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a full list of the Helen Hayes Awards winners updating LIVE below! Named for actor Helen Hayes - a Washington native and legendary First Lady of the American Theatre - the Helen Hayes Awards celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington region and has become a hallmark recognized by theatre makers and theatre lovers far beyond Washington D.C. (more...)

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