Arena Stage News

Vivian Reed and Allan Harris to Bring CENTRAL PARK & OTHER DREAMS to Feinstein's/54 BelowVivian Reed and Allan Harris to Bring CENTRAL PARK & OTHER DREAMS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:30 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, 'Central Park & Other Dreams,' under the musical direction of Marty Ashby, the GRAMMY Award Executive Producer of MCG Jazz, will celebrate the sights and sounds of the Big Apple with performances by the jazz world's coolest musicians, featuring multi-award winning artist Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar) and internationally acclaimed vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris. (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...)

Cast Complete for THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at AbingdonCast Complete for THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, May 15 through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors ProjectThe Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt AwardLegendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago.Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth (The Nance, The Book of Mormon, The English Patient, Midnight Cowboy) will receive the 2017 Merritt Award.  (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on BroadwayIn a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE Concert Event Comes to 54 BelowSAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE Concert Event Comes to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Samantha Spade, Ace Detective, a film-noir-detective-story-musical (in black and white), on April 25, 2017 at 7:00pm. Originally written for young people to perform at TADA! Youth Theater, this one-time concert event features a grown-up Broadway cast, including Tony nominees Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along) as Veronica Venus and Marc Kudisch (Finding Neverland, Hand to God) as the villainous Greenstreet, along with Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County, The Prom) as Samantha (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media TodayDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media Today
by Social Watch - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Dear Evan Hansen's Will Roland will be taking over our Twitter and Instagram accounts today! Tune in to get an up close and personal behind-the-scenes look at the hit Broadway production! (more...)

BWW Review: SMART PEOPLE Uses Comedy to Tackle Race at Arena StageBWW Review: SMART PEOPLE Uses Comedy to Tackle Race at Arena Stage
by Barbara Johnson - Apr 21, 2017

As topics go, you couldn't pick a more immediate one than race in America. And as cities go, Washington is an apt location for a production of Lydia R. Diamond's SMART PEOPLE. It's set during the Obama era and takes on the topic of race with biting comedy. Seema Sueko directs a new run at Arena Stage, featuring a four-person cast that is combustible and exciting to watch. (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...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - URINETOWN, CHICAGO, and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - URINETOWN, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Dallas you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - URINETOWN, CHICAGO, and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 4/21 - SPAMALOT and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 4/21 - SPAMALOT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 4/21 - SPAMALOT and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - CARRIE the Musical and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - CARRIE the Musical and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Las Vegas you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - CARRIE the Musical and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 4/21 - THE SECRET GARDEN and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 4/21 - THE SECRET GARDEN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 4/21 - THE SECRET GARDEN and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 4/21 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 4/21 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! STRICTLY BALLROOM and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 4/21 - Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 4/21 - Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY and More! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media 4/22DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media 4/22
by Social Watch - Apr 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland will be taking over our Twitter and Instagram accounts this Saturday, April 22nd! Tune in to get an up close and personal behind the scenes look at the hit Broadway production! (more...)

Noor Theatre's 48 HOUR FORUM to Spotlight Middle Eastern VoicesNoor Theatre's 48 HOUR FORUM to Spotlight Middle Eastern Voices
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Noor Theatre is New York's only theatre representing voices of the Middle Eastern diaspora. Noor is often asked to respond to the barrage of news related to the Middle East and beyond. Often, when news breaks, it can take several years before we see something on stage about it. (more...)

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