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Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This MonthLinda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Team Set for Tongue in Cheek Theater's THE INN AT LAKE DEVINEFull Cast, Creative Team Set for Tongue in Cheek Theater's THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (Jake Lipman, producing artistic director) has cast its world premiere adaptation of the popular novel, THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE by Elinor Lipman (Vintage Contemporaries), which will run for 16 performances, October 7-24, 2015, in midtown NYC. (more...)

The Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & MoreThe Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel celebrates its 15th Anniversary season with programming that exemplifies its unique commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. (more...)

BWW Preview: SHAKESBEER by NYSX September Pub Crawls in NYCBWW Preview: SHAKESBEER by NYSX September Pub Crawls in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 31, 2015

ShakesBEER by the New York Shakespeare Exchange announced their September dates for entertaining pub crawls in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. Join the merriment on Saturday, September 12th and Saturday, September 19th. (more...)

Sacred Heart University to Stage HEADS, by E.M. LewisSacred Heart University to Stage HEADS, by E.M. Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

?"Heads," the story of four people - an American engineer, a British embassy employee, a network journalist, and a freelance photographer, who are thrown together when they are taken hostage during the early years of the war in Iraq, opens in New York at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, for a limited run, September 11-20, 2015 (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey to Lead Master Class in Music CityKyle Dean Massey to Lead Master Class in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 27, 2015

One of Broadway's favorite leading men - Kyle Dean Massey, co-star of the hit ABC series Nashville - will conduct a master class in Music City on Wednesday, September 2. Presented by VWA Theatricals, which made its local debut with the critically acclaimed The Last Five Years in August, and The First Night Honors, the master class will be conducted from 6 to 10 p.m. at Van Wye Vocal Studio, 30 Music Square West, Suite 201. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

Salty Brine to Debut New Cabaret Inspired by Cyndi Lauper's SHE'S SO UNUSUAL Next MonthSalty Brine to Debut New Cabaret Inspired by Cyndi Lauper's SHE'S SO UNUSUAL Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Salty Brine proudly announces the premiere of a new cabaret, He's So Unusual, as the sixth installment in his series, Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret.  Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret, which performs on Wednesdays as part of Brine's residency at The Red Room (85 E. 4th St.), explores a different iconic album each month in a live cabaret setting.  He's So Unusual, inspired by by Cyndi Lauper's debut album She's So Unusual, will run on September 9, 16, 23 and 30 with doors opening at 7:30pm and shows beginning at 8:00pm. (more...)

Site-Specific Reimagining of VERITAS to Play The Cave This FallSite-Specific Reimagining of VERITAS to Play The Cave This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

The Representatives in association with The Olmsted Salon present this site-specific re-imagining of VERITAS by Stan Richardson, beginning Thursday, October 21st with an Opening on Monday, October 26. The theatre for the production is The Cave @ St. George's in Gramercy Park, 209 East 16th Street, NYC 10003. (more...)

InViolet Theater Company's SOMMERFUGL Begins Next MonthInViolet Theater Company's SOMMERFUGL Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

InViolet Theater Company, under the direction of Founding Co-Artistic Directors Michael Henry Harris and Angela Razzano, In association with Melanie Maras, Bryan Tallevi and Andrea Kiefer have announced the off-off Broadway run of SOMMERFUGL, a new play written by Bixby Elliot inspired by the true story of Lili Elbe, the first person to have gender reassignment surgery in 1930. The production begins previews September 19 at the 4th Street Theater (83 East 4th Street) and will have its official opening on September 24. Stephen Brackett directs.  www.InViolettheater.com (more...)

Soho Rep's 2015-16 Season to Feature Premieres, Workshops & MoreSoho Rep's 2015-16 Season to Feature Premieres, Workshops & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of the organization's own 73-seat black box theater, as well as other spaces, to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2015-16 season, announced today, comprises two more ambitious new works-both characterized by irreverent humor, wild theatricality, and extraordinarily inventive language-and Write with Us, a series of open-to-the-public writing workshops led by acclaimed, Soho Rep.-produced playwrights. (more...)

World Premiere of PLEASE EXCUSE MY DEAR AUNT SALLY to Open Off-BroadwayWorld Premiere of PLEASE EXCUSE MY DEAR AUNT SALLY to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

One Year Lease Theater Company presents the World Premiere of Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally by Brooklyn-based playwright Kevin Armento (Good Men Wanted - 2015 O'Neill National Playwriting Finalist/PlayPenn Finalist, 2015-2016 Ars Nova Artist-in-Residence, Companion Piece at Pleasance Theatre, London)for a limited Off-Broadway run from September 30 to October 24 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, NYC). Tickets for Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally are $35 (59E59 Members $24.50) and can be arranged online at www.59e59.org or by calling 212.279.4200. Running time: 75 minutes, no intermission. Opening night October 3, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month: HAMILTON's Phillipa SooBWW Interview - Debut of the Month: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 20, 2015

Today, Phillipa Soo speaks exclusively with BWW and fills us in on the exciting events which have transpired over the past several months. (more...)

MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Begins Previews TonightMCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Dave Thomas Brown, recently of Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages, leads a cast that also includes Wayne Duvall (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Leatherheads), Matt McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, 'The Black Donnellys') and Afton C. Williamson ('Nashville,' 'Homeland'), in Matthew Lopez's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE, the first production of MCC's 2015-16 Main Stage Season. THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE begins previews tonight, August 20, 2015 ahead of a September 9, 2015 opening night. (more...)

2015-16 OBERON Series to Open with GHOST QUARTET2015-16 OBERON Series to Open with GHOST QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, presents the first offering of its 2015/16 OBERON Presents series - GHOST QUARTET, with Music, Lyrics, & Text by Dave Malloy, Developed & Arranged by Ghost Quartet, and Directed by Annie Tippe. Performances run September 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30PM, September 12 at 4PM and 7:30PM at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

STORM, STILL Adaptation of KING LEAR Set for Brooklyn Backyard, 9/11-19STORM, STILL Adaptation of KING LEAR Set for Brooklyn Backyard, 9/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Brand new play incubator Brooklyn Yard presents a showcase production of STORM, STILL, a three-person adaptation of King Lear, by playwright Gabrielle Reisman, in Reisman's own backyard in south Bushwick this fall. (more...)

New York Shakespeare Exchange Sets September ShakesBEER BarsNew York Shakespeare Exchange Sets September ShakesBEER Bars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

New York Shakespeare Exchange, creator of the viral smash The Sonnet Project, is thrilled to announce their return to Hell's Kitchen for their September ShakesBEER. NYC's original Shakespearean pub-crawl takes place on Saturday, September 12 and Saturday, September 19. (more...)

En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

En Garde Founder Anne Hamburger, a Pioneering Producer of Site-Specific Theater in New York, Returns with New Festival Challenging 26 Emerging Artists to Think Big (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Ryann Redmond Sings  Carmel Dean and Jenny Stafford's 'I Love You, New York'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Ryann Redmond Sings Carmel Dean and Jenny Stafford's 'I Love You, New York'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2015

We're thrilled to present a brand new song by Carmel Dean and Jenny Stafford! 'I LOVE YOU is a song about the love/hate relationship every New Yorker has with their city'. Here is If/Then's Ryann Redmond singing it at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)

Pipeline Theatre Company to Present Andrew Farmer's THE GRAY MAN at Walker Space, 9/24-10/18Pipeline Theatre Company to Present Andrew Farmer's THE GRAY MAN at Walker Space, 9/24-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Pipeline Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Andrew Farmer's haunting play The Gray Man, September 24-October 18 at Walker Space (46 Walker Street between Broadway and Church Street). Performances will be Wednesday through Sunday at 8pm with additional performances on Saturday at 5pm and Tuesday, October 13 at 8pm. Early bird tickets ($20) will go on sale August 20. Regular ticket sales ($25) will begin September 3. Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.pipelinetheatre.org. The show runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.  (more...)

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