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BWW's On This Day - February 10, 2016BWW's On This Day - February 10, 2016
by - Feb 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Aurin Squire's DON'T SMOKE IN BED to Premiere at Finborough TheatreAurin Squire's DON'T SMOKE IN BED to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Following the success of last year's production of Obama-ology, multi-award-winning African-American playwright Aurin Squire returns to the Finborough Theatre with another world premiere - DON'T SMOKE IN BED, running at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 6 March 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 7 March 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Announced for Thomas Bradshaw's CARLYLE World Premiere at GoodmanAll-Chicago Cast Announced for Thomas Bradshaw's CARLYLE World Premiere at Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Casting is complete for the Goodman commissioned world premiere of CARLYLE by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine. CARLYLE features an all-Chicago cast with James Earl Jones II in the titular role, joined by Patrick Clear (Janice's Father), Maureen Gallagher (Janice's Mother), Tim Rhoze (CARLYLE's Father), Levenix Riddle (Omar/Tyrone), Tiffany Scott (Janice/Sarah), Charlette Speigner (Anita Hill/Shaniqua) and Nate Whelden (Mark). (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Sets Ten-Minute Play Lineup for 40th Humana FestivalActors Theatre of Louisville Sets Ten-Minute Play Lineup for 40th Humana Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce the three ten-minute plays chosen to be performed during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays. (more...)

VIDEO: Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE Explores The Rise and Fall of a Black Heavyweight ChampionVIDEO: Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE Explores The Rise and Fall of a Black Heavyweight Champion
by Michael Dale - Feb 9, 2016

Marco Ramirez's drama is loosely based on the story of heavyweight champ Jack Johnson. (more...)

Richard Maxwell to Helm Jackie Sibblies Drury World Premiere at AbronsRichard Maxwell to Helm Jackie Sibblies Drury World Premiere at Abrons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Abrons Arts Center and New York City Players' American Playwrights Division present Really, a new play written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Richard Maxwell and designed by photographer Michael Schmelling. Performed by Elaine Davis, Tavish Miller and Kaneza Schaal, Really is a play about†grief, intimacy and the difference between goodness and greatness seen through the lens of photography. A black woman takes pictures of her artist boyfriend's mom. As they jockey for a claim to him, they try to redefine themselves in the wake of his legacy. (more...)

Alex Dinelaris, Charlie Rosen & More Round Out TEDxBroadway Speakers LineupAlex Dinelaris, Charlie Rosen & More Round Out TEDxBroadway Speakers Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Today, the organizers of the fifth annual TEDxBroadway announced the final line up of speakers and performers who will be taking the stage on Monday, February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2016BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2016
by - Feb 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

TheatreSquared Artistic Director's FAULT Premieres TonightTheatreSquared Artistic Director's FAULT Premieres Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Tonight, February 5, TheatreSquared will open performances of FAULT, the newest work by T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford (Look Away, The Spiritualist, My Father's War). Drama Desk Award-winner Josh Hecht directs the world premiere production. (more...)

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's RHINBECCA, NY Plays The Brick This MarchTheater Reconstruction Ensemble's RHINBECCA, NY Plays The Brick This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble†presents the world premiere of RHINBECCA, NY, created and performed by Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, and conceived and directed by John Kurzynowski. RHINBECCA, NY runs from March 4 -†19, 2016 in a limited engagement at The Brick, located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

Rebecca Luker, Alysha Umphress & More Set for York's Developmental Reading of AFTERLANDRebecca Luker, Alysha Umphress & More Set for York's Developmental Reading of AFTERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The York Theatre Company†(James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director) and its acclaimed†NEO†Developmental Reading†Series†presents the new musical†Afterland,†with music and lyrics by†Benjamin Velezand book and lyrics by†Kathryn Hathaway†for†one performance only, Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company†at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th†Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).††The readings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00.† (more...)

THE MEETING* to Celebrate CABARET at Joe's Pub, 2/21THE MEETING* to Celebrate CABARET at Joe's Pub, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater to continue the Winter/Spring 2016 season on Sunday, February 21 at 9:30 PM. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully†droll" by†The New York Post and "hilarious and†sardonic" by†The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The 2014-2015 season sold out after a profile in The New York Times "Arts & Leisure" section. The February show will honor the iconic musical "Cabaret" with special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

CONNECTED with Gus Birney & Ella Dershowitz to Play 59E59 TheatersCONNECTED with Gus Birney & Ella Dershowitz to Play 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Project Y with the New York premiere of CONNECTED, written by Lia Romeo and directed by Michole Biancosino. (more...)

2016 Vilcek Prize in Theatre Goes to Blanka Zizka2016 Vilcek Prize in Theatre Goes to Blanka Zizka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Vilcek Foundation just†announced the winners of its annual Vilcek Prizes, recognizing immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences. The 2016 Vilcek Prize in Theatre, presented to an immigrant artist with a record of major achievement in his/her field, is awarded to Blanka Zizka, the recipient of a $100,000 prize. (more...)

Jose Llana, Nikki M. James & More to Star in STRING as Part of 'New Musicals at 54'Jose Llana, Nikki M. James & More to Star in STRING as Part of 'New Musicals at 54'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

String†is a modern-day twist on the story of the Three Fates, who spin, measure, and snip the string of our lives and find themselves stranded on Earth. Stuck in an office building, they're not so different from the workaholic mortals around them -- except that for the Fates, juggling their jobs and an unexpected office romance might literally mean the end of the world. (more...)

Azuka Theatre to Continue 2015-16 Season with LOCAL GIRLSAzuka Theatre to Continue 2015-16 Season with LOCAL GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Azuka Theatre continues its 16th season with its 10th World Premiere by a local playwright. Emma Goidel's Local Girls is a scream rock fantasia about searching for big-time glory in a small-time town. The play runsFebruary 24-March 13. It opens Saturday, February 27 at 7 p.m. All performances take place in the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 1512 Spruce Street. Tickets are available online at www.azukatheatre.org or by phone at(215) 563-1100. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robbie Collier Sublett Chats About HER REQUIEM, the Rehearsal Room and So Much More!BWW Interview: Robbie Collier Sublett Chats About HER REQUIEM, the Rehearsal Room and So Much More!
by Nora Dominick - Feb 1, 2016

Before HER REQUIM begins performances Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater, Robbie Collier Sublett sat down with Broadway World to chat about the new play, his work the amazing cast and comparing it to other parts he's played! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Reichard Gives Sneak Peek of His Upcoming Rodgers and Hammerstein Show at Feinstein's/54 Below!STAGE TUBE: Daniel Reichard Gives Sneak Peek of His Upcoming Rodgers and Hammerstein Show at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Broadway and concert hall star Daniel Reichard on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 9:30 PM in his show, Daniel Reichard Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein. This one-night-only performance at New York City's popular club will highlight the songs, shows, and history of the iconic songwriting team, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein†II. Below, watch as he gives†us a sneak peek of the show! (more...)

Sundance Institute Names Artists for 2016 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross FoundationSundance Institute Names Artists for 2016 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the seven artists selected for the 2016 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, February 2-20. The retreat is one of the 25 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content, and is made possible through the generosity of the Ucross Foundation. Over 90 Sundance artists have benefitted from time at Ucross Foundation including Charlayne Woodard, Jeanine Tesori, Doug Wright, Annie Baker, Adam Guettel, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Tanya Saracho. (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...)

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