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Photo Flash: First Look at MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY at NYMFPhoto Flash: First Look at MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Winner of the 2014 NYMF Developmental Reading Series, this Latin infused American musical is inspired by the true story of a Princeton Undergrad who was an undocumented child immigrant from the Dominican Republic. When Manuel gets a scholarship to study at Oxford, he's faced with the realization that he can't leave the USA. He takes on The Statue of Liberty in the fight of a lifetime; the high-stakes boxing match that is immigration today. Is Manuel worthy? No one is spared in this political comedy that pulls no punches about immigration reform and the American Dream. (more...)

FIREFACE, THE ORACLE and More Set for The Brick's Fall 2015 Residency LineupFIREFACE, THE ORACLE and More Set for The Brick's Fall 2015 Residency Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Artists accepted into The Brick Resident Artist Program have demonstrated the highest level of excellence and invention in the New York theater scene.  These are the artists you have only just begun to hear of; presented alongside pedigreed artists who have already won your hearts.  They will change your expectation of Off-Off Broadway and they will reinvent the experimental and non-traditional theater world as you know it. (more...)

THE ARS NOVA REVOLUTION Set for 9/21THE ARS NOVA REVOLUTION Set for 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) announces The Ars Nova Revolution, celebrating Ars Nova All Stars Jill Furman, Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Freestyle Love Supreme (Ars Nova, 2004) to Hamilton (Broadway, 2015). This epic night of revelry benefiting Ars Nova's artist community, featuring performances by cast members of Hamilton and Freestyle Love Supreme, takes place Monday, September 21 at 6:30pm at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena StageNew Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The original musical, featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need-friends, family and a place to call home. With choreography by Danny Mefford and music supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen runs now through August 23, 2015, opening tonight, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

John Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The PublicJohn Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, July 29 - August 9, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

Theater Wit's BAD JEWS to Transfer to the Royal George Next MonthTheater Wit's BAD JEWS to Transfer to the Royal George Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Theater Wit has announced it will move the company's smash hit Chicago premiere of Bad Jews back to the city, after its current, virtually sold-out summer run at Skokie's North Shore Center for the Performing Arts closes on August 8. (more...)

Colin Hanlon to Helm Developmental Reading of MOONLIGHT & LOVE SONGSColin Hanlon to Helm Developmental Reading of MOONLIGHT & LOVE SONGS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

COLIN HANLON directs a developmental reading of SCOTT C. SICKLES' new play MOONLIGHT & LOVE SONGS to be presented at 3PM on Sunday, July 26 in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

LUCKY STIFF's Pamela Shaw Joins IRT's IN A TILTED PLACELUCKY STIFF's Pamela Shaw Joins IRT's IN A TILTED PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Written by Lake Water's Troy Deutsch (Standby for John Gallagher Jr. in Broadway's Rabbit Hole), IN A TILTED PLACE is a kaleidoscope of a play where lovers, addicts, mermaids, and other strange creatures all stumble through a bizarre, hilarious, and sometimes frightening reality- from Rockefeller Center to the High Line- and nothing is quite as anyone imagined it would be. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL to Receive Cast RecordingJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Ghostlight Records will record the Original Cast Album of Be More Chill, the new musical which recently had its world premiere production at Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ. Be More Chill has music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. The show was directed by Stephen Brackett with Chase Brock serving as choreographer. Also available on Ghostlight is the cast recording of Things To Ruin - The Songs of Joe Iconis and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree. To sign up for updates on Be More Chill, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/be-more-chill. (more...)

American Theater Co & Araca Group Partner for New Play WorkshopAmerican Theater Co & Araca Group Partner for New Play Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC) announces the second year of AracaWorks: Chicago, a new play development workshop in partnership with New York's The Araca Group, Broadway producers of Disgraced, Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Wedding Singer, Lend Me a Tenor, and A View from the Bridge. AracaWorks: Chicago emerged from a collaboration that led to the development of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, which received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a 2015 Tony Award nomination for Best Play. The program gives three playwrights a weeklong development opportunity at ATC, culminating in a weekend of private readings-with one of the three plays selected to receive a year of development attention. (more...)

NYMF's MANUEL VS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Gets ExtensionNYMF's MANUEL VS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Gets Extension
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Mannyville LLC, Dramatic Question Theatre and the New York Musical Theatre Festival are proud to announce the extension of the musical Manuel versus The Statue of Liberty which will begin performances this Tuesday, July 21. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Gad Elmaleh & More Comedians Coming to Joe's PubJane Lynch, Gad Elmaleh & More Comedians Coming to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Funny People coming to Joe's Pub at the Public from Summer-Fall 2015 include Jane Lynch, Daniel Koren and more. Check out the full list below! (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This FallRob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take over Classic Stage Company when it begins its 2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

SEAWIFE Extends Through July 26 at the South Street Seaport MuseumSEAWIFE Extends Through July 26 at the South Street Seaport Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The dynamic downtown theater company Naked Angels, under the leadership of new Artistic Director Liz Carlson, is pleased to announce a one-week extension on the limited Off-Broadway engagement of the new folk concert play SeaWife. (more...)

K. Todd Freeman, Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule and More Round Out Casting for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 SeasonK. Todd Freeman, Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule and More Round Out Casting for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Artistic Director Hal Brooks announced that casting is now complete for the 2015 season of Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring new works by Lucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento and Ryan King each weekend in July. Two-time Tony Award nominee K. Todd Freeman will be joined by Broadway veterans Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule, and Obie winner Marc Damon Johnson to complete the casting of staged readings in Falmouth, MA.  (more...)

IRT Theater's IN A TILTED PLACE Begins 8/8IRT Theater's IN A TILTED PLACE Begins 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

IRT Theater presents Troy Deutsch's (Rabbit Hole on Broadway) IN A TILTED PLACE, a kaleidoscopic play directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe (Assistant Director Fun Home on Broadway; Assistant Director The Mystery of Love and Sex at Lincoln Center) and Courtney Ulrich (The Feast; Resident Director The Flea Theater). IN A TILTED PLACE will play a four week limited engagement at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, Buzzer 3B-3rd Floor, New York, NY 10014). Performances begin Saturday, August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 30th, 2015 . Opening Night is Monday, August 10th at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $18.00 and available at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. (more...)

HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo Set To Make 54 Below Solo Debut, 10/26HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo Set To Make 54 Below Solo Debut, 10/26
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 14, 2015

HAMILTON's leading lady hits 54 Below! (more...)

BROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY, Charles Busch & More Set for 54 Below This WeekBROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY, Charles Busch & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Billy Coyne Set for Late Night at 54 Below This WeekBilly Coyne Set for Late Night at 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Craving a show after the show?  54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event:  (more...)

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