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Ars Nova's 2015 Season to Feature Two Off-Broadway Premieres, Bridget Everett & MoreArs Nova's 2015 Season to Feature Two Off-Broadway Premieres, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Ars Nova will continue its support of artists in the early stages of their professional careers through its wide array of unique development programs. Recognizing the critical need for performance as part of the development process, Ars Nova's programs bring bold, innovative new work to the stage all year long, through Project Residencies, concerts, readings, variety shows, workshops, festivals and full productions. Each season, Ars Nova provides audiences over a hundred opportunities to catch something extraordinary. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sat at the Fountain Presents LA Premiere of REBORNING, Opening TodayPhoto Flash: Sat at the Fountain Presents LA Premiere of REBORNING, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Launching the Fountain Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season, Simon Levy directs Kristin Carey, Ryan Doucette, Joanna Strapp - and some very unusual, one-of-a-kind dolls - in the Los Angeles premiere of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn. How far would you go to create a family? A darkly funny psychological thriller that takes an unsettling look at work, motherhood and the power of healing, Reborning opens at the Fountain Theatre on Jan. 24. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

LET'S PLAY PLAY Comes to FRIGID New York, 2/18-3/7LET'S PLAY PLAY Comes to FRIGID New York, 2/18-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Frigid New York presents A PowerOut production: Let's Play Play, written by Ben Ferber and directed by Todd Brian Backus. The production plays Feb 18th - Mar 7th, 2015. (more...)

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW Returns to Joe's Pub Next Month; Jon Stewart, Natasha Lyonne & More on TapEMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW Returns to Joe's Pub Next Month; Jon Stewart, Natasha Lyonne & More on Tap
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

On Thursday, February 19 at 7:00PM, Catie Lazarus returns to Joe's Pub at The Public for the next season of her beloved live talk show, The Employee of the Month Show (EOTM), with guests Jon Stewart, Natasha Lyonne and Sherman 'OT' Powell. Tickets for February 19 are $50 and will be available to the public online, by phone (212-967-7555) or in-person at The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC) on Thursday, January 29 at 2:00PM. (more...)

Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 2/28Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company announce cast for the NYC premiere LONG STORY SHORT, adapted from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and directed by Kent Nicholson. LONG STORY SHORT begins performances on February 28 for a limited engagement through March 29. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM, Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note the following schedule adjustments: there are no matinee performances on Saturday, February 28 and Saturday, March 7; the performance on Sunday, March 1 is at 7:15 PM only. Press Opening is Tuesday, March 10 at 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $50 ($35 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's YOU ON THE MOORS NOW at HEREPhoto Flash: First Look at Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's YOU ON THE MOORS NOW at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents the World Premiere of You On The Moors Now, written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by John Kurzynowski. You On The Moors Now runs from February 13 - 28, 2015 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Headed to the Great White Way?NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Headed to the Great White Way?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The New York Times revealed in an article profiling ON THE TOWN's producers that one of them -- Howard Kagan -- wants to mount Dave Malloy's off-Broadway hit electropop opera NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 on Broadway 'soon'. Kagan produced the musical event's off-Broadway run. (more...)

Paul Hillier to Lead Houston Chamber Choir in 'BALTIC SEA CHANGE,' 2/21Paul Hillier to Lead Houston Chamber Choir in 'BALTIC SEA CHANGE,' 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

World-renowned conductor Paul Hillier makes his Houston debut leading the Houston Chamber Choir in passionate music from the Baltic Sea. In the late 1980s, the world watched in admiration as three little Baltic countries overthrew their oppressive Soviet regimes. Throughout their struggle for freedom the Baltic peoples gathered by the thousands to draw strength from choral music in what became known as 'The Singing Revolution.' We pay tribute to their courage and resolve in a concert of music by Arvo Part and his fellow composers from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. (more...)

Bill Coyne Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW PodcastBill Coyne Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

In Episode 305, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with Bill Coyne, an actor, singer, and the creator of MuseMatch, a concert series that pairs artists for a 'blind date' to create, bold new work for the benefit of charities. (more...)

Theatre Exile to Present Philadelphia Premiere of THE WHALE, 2/5-3/1Theatre Exile to Present Philadelphia Premiere of THE WHALE, 2/5-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Following a sold-out and critically acclaimed start to their 18th season, Theatre Exile returns to present the Philadelphia premiere of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter from February 5 to March 1, 2015 at Theatre Exile's Studio X, 1340 S. 13th Street (13th and Reed Street) (more...)

Tony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Returning to 54 Below Next MonthTony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Returning to 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford will bring back to 54 Below an encore performance of Annaleigh Ashford - Lost in the Stars February 11, 2015 at 9:30pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/12/2015 - HAM, NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in London, Paul Rudd Goes Bowling and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/12/2015 - HAM, NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in London, Paul Rudd Goes Bowling and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 12, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HAM opens at Ars Nova, 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' opens in the West End, John Lithgow gets feted at the New 42nd Street's gala, Paul Rudd bowls for charity and more! (more...)

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars NovaHAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) is an innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept and the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with an opening night set for tonight, January 12, 2015 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's YOU ON THE MOORS NOW Comes to HERE, 2/13-28Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's YOU ON THE MOORS NOW Comes to HERE, 2/13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble (John Kurzynowski, Artistic Director; Reed Whitney, Producing Director) proudly presents the World Premiere of You On The Moors Now, written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by John Kurzynowski. You On The Moors Now runs from February 13 - 28, 2015 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tonight, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tomorrow night Thursday, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Ars Nova Now Accepting Applications for ANT Fest 2015Ars Nova Now Accepting Applications for ANT Fest 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Ars Nova is now accepting applications for ANT Fest 2015, its annual month-long festival of All New Talent showcasing new, hybrid theater work from New York's most exciting emerging artists. Now in its eighth year, ANT Fest will take over the Ars Nova stage this summer from June 1-27. Selected shows combining a range of disciplines, including theater, comedy, music and everything in between, will each be given an opportunity to bring an evening of innovative new work to life in front of a New York audience. (more...)

A.R.T./MXAT Institute to Present BRIDE*WIDOW*HAG at the Loeb Drama CenterA.R.T./MXAT Institute to Present BRIDE*WIDOW*HAG at the Loeb Drama Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training, presents Kim Rosenstock's comedy, BRIDE*WIDOW*HAG, directed by Shira Milkowsky. Performances will take place at The Ex, inside the Loeb Drama Center, Harvard Square on January 22, 23 at 7:30PM and January 24 at 2PM & 7:30PM. (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble to Stage World Premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOWTheater Reconstruction Ensemble to Stage World Premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble will present the World Premiere of You On The Moors Now, written by up and coming playwright Jaclyn Backhaus, whose credits include Men On Boats (Clubbed Thumb/Playwrights Horizons SUPERLAB), Folk Wandering (Ars Nova/Joe's Pub) and The Incredible Fox Sisters (Ice Factory). The show is directed by John Kurzynowski (Artistic Director of TRE), with a cast that includes Anastasia Olowin (The Killer with Theatre for a New Audience) and Jon Riddleberger (National tour of War Horse with National Theatre). (more...)

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