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THAT '70S SHOW's Debra Jo Rupp to Star in World Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKETHAT '70S SHOW's Debra Jo Rupp to Star in World Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Faith, family and frosting collide in a touching and timely new play by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of The Cake. Jennifer Chambers directs for a July 1 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Off-Broadway's Biggest Night with the Obie Award Winners!Photo Coverage: Inside Off-Broadway's Biggest Night with the Obie Award Winners!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) just presented the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).  (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) just presented the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).  (more...)

Rebekah Carrow to Lead Pirandellian Drama MARY V at TNC This JuneRebekah Carrow to Lead Pirandellian Drama MARY V at TNC This June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

In 'Mary V,' a Pirandellian, feminist appropriation of Shakespeare's historical play, an all-female cast battles for control of a production of 'Henry V,' led by their king, an actress named Mary. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Musical Theatre Factory Founding Member Michael KushnerExclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Musical Theatre Factory Founding Member Michael Kushner
by Something New - May 23, 2017

In Episode 508 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Michael Kushner, a performer, photographer, writer, makeup artist, and Founding Member of Musical Theatre Factory (mtf.nyc). (more...)

Migguel Anggelo, Molly Pope, and More Coming to Joe's Pub this WeekMigguel Anggelo, Molly Pope, and More Coming to Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Check out what's happening at Joe's Pub this week! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE OTHER MOZARTRubicon Theatre Company Presents THE OTHER MOZART
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The name Nannerl Mozart has been a footnote in classical music history, but Sylvia Milo's award-winning play THE OTHER MOZART reveals the extraordinary talents and rich inner life of Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart's sister, whose artistry was stifled and whose compositions were ultimately lost to the world because of her gender. Previews begin May 31 for Rubicon Theatre Company presentation of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama the N.Y. Times describes as "strikingly beautiful." (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVERPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Buran Theatre's T.B. SHEETS at The TankPhoto Flash: First Look at Buran Theatre's T.B. SHEETS at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Tank presents the world premiere of T.B. SHEETS written by Adam R. Burnett and directed by lisa nevada & Adam R. Burnett. Produced by Buran Theatre as part of The Tank's Flint & Tinder series, T.B. SHEETS is running for a limited engagement through Saturday, May 27 at the The Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2017 Obie Award-Winning ICE FACTORY FESTIVAL Comes to New Ohio Theatre2017 Obie Award-Winning ICE FACTORY FESTIVAL Comes to New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons proudly presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. (more...)

BWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being WeirdBWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird
by Matthew Blank - May 19, 2017

We talk to Grace McLean, who dazzles audiences nightly in her show-stopping turn as Marya in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Sold-Out Ars Nova ANTFest Show THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE Adds Club PerformancesSold-Out Ars Nova ANTFest Show THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE Adds Club Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The sold out ANT Fest show, The Other Side of Paradise, announces additional performances in NYC's speakeasies and jazz clubs. (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...)

Kate Tarker Will Be Honored with Vineyard's 2016-17 Paula Vogel Playwriting AwardKate Tarker Will Be Honored with Vineyard's 2016-17 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, June 6 from noon-2:30pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. The event will feature the presentation of the 2016-2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by Paula Vogel to Kate Tarker (THUNDERBODIES), who began her residency last fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Bryan Terrell Clark and More Support Shakespeare Academy at StratfordPhoto Flash: HAMILTON's Bryan Terrell Clark and More Support Shakespeare Academy at Stratford
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Mighty Quinn Foundation hosted Shakespeare and Champagne, a fundraising benefit for the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford, on May 15 at Ars Nova in New York City. Jenn Harris (Gayby, New York is Dead) hosted the event. Bryan Terrell Clark, who currently plays George Washington in the Tony Award winning musical Hamilton was among the evening's special guests. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 LineupTHE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Adaptation of MISS JULIE, Playing This Weekend at Access TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at New Adaptation of MISS JULIE, Playing This Weekend at Access Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Strindberg's divisive and controversial play, Miss Julie, premieres in a new adaptation this month at Access Theater in TriBeCa. Scroll down for a first look at the show! (more...)

'GREAT COMET' to Trail Across Broadway Into Winter 2018; New Block of Tickets Released!'GREAT COMET' to Trail Across Broadway Into Winter 2018; New Block of Tickets Released!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, announced today that a new block of tickets is now on sale through January 8, 2018. (more...)

Molly Pope Returns to Joe's Pub for Live Album Taping, 5/25Molly Pope Returns to Joe's Pub for Live Album Taping, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Critically-acclaimed cabarettist MOLLY POPE returns to Joe's Pub at the Public Theater with her show 'An Audience with Molly Pope' for a live album recording on Thursday, May 25 at 9:30 PM. Drawing from a catalogue of recontextualized pop, theater and standards, the 'viscerally thrilling alto' (Time Out New York) wryly constructs and deconstructs herself with her signature neo-retro style.  Part concert, monologue, sing-a-long and heart-to-heart, she echoes the heyday of Greenwich Village nightclubs in a current context. Ms. Pope's 'powerhouse vocals and sassy wit' (Out.com) paint the madcap picture of a 21st century singer with the band. Tedd Firth will lead an all-star five-piece band. You are all cordially invited to 'An Audience with Molly Pope.' (more...)

IN THE WORKS Opens at the Duplex Sunday 5/21IN THE WORKS Opens at the Duplex Sunday 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On Sunday May 21st at 9:30pm, Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present "In The Works."  This exciting monthly series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.  It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers. (more...)

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