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Breaking News: Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & 20 Broadway Newcomers Will Star in Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING RevivalBreaking News: Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & 20 Broadway Newcomers Will Star in Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Ken Davenport, Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and Deaf West Theatre (Artistic Director David J. Kurs) have announced that the rebellious students from the acclaimed Deaf West production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, will transfer with the musical to Broadway. Four new swings join the Broadway company. (more...)

Heidi Schreck, Jeff Griffin & More to Judge Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalHeidi Schreck, Jeff Griffin & More to Judge Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Samuel French presents The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition August 4 - 9 at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). Chosen from over 1,500 submissions (a record breaking number) from the U.S. and abroad, 30 finalist plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length, will be presented. The Sunday, August 9th presentation is the culmination of the week-long festival at which the six winning plays will be presented. (more...)

Brian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman's LOOSE CANON Will Play at FringeNYC This AugustBrian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman's LOOSE CANON Will Play at FringeNYC This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Playwrights Brian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman will present Loose Canon as part of the 19th annual New York International Fringe Festival- FringeNYC. Brian and Gabriel love a bargain. They drink beers on the couch instead of at the bar. One day, looking for something cheap to do, they entered a playwriting contest. Our fledgling artists wrote their first draft in the cradle of inspiration... the dining hall of Gowanus IKEA. Two years later they are excited to bring their work to life. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Joins World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!Tony Yazbeck Joins World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, the World Premiere of Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now according to the show's official website, 2015 Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town, Gypsy Chicago, A Chourus Line) has joined the company. (more...)

Oscar Winner Marlee Matlin Will Make Broadway Debut in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENINGOscar Winner Marlee Matlin Will Make Broadway Debut in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Academy and Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God, 'The West Wing,' 'Switched at Birth') will make her Broadway debut in the upcoming production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden. (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...)

The Hive Presents PLEASE TURN YOUR CELLPHONES ON: A DIGITALLY INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE OF CHATROOMThe Hive Presents PLEASE TURN YOUR CELLPHONES ON: A DIGITALLY INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE OF CHATROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Someone call Nick Silvestri, of Hand to God outlet hopping fame; at this upcoming production of Chatroom by Enda Walsh you will be asked to keep your phone out and turn it on! Enhanced by live chat room updates and live video sharing, this production will explore Walsh's harrowing narrative through the intersection of live performance and technology. Performances begin July 30 and run through August 15 at The Hive in Brooklyn. (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

BTG Casting News: Darren Pettie Joins 'FRANKIE AND JOHNNY'; Ariana Venturi Boards 'I SAW MY NEIGHBOR'BTG Casting News: Darren Pettie Joins 'FRANKIE AND JOHNNY'; Ariana Venturi Boards 'I SAW MY NEIGHBOR'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group is excited to announce that Broadway, Film and Television actor Darren Pettie will join the cast of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune as Johnny, and BTG Alum Ariana Venturi, who played Gilda in last year's celebrated production of Design for a Living, will join the cast of I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn't Even Smile as Sadie. (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport on Why He's Bringing SPRING AWAKENING Back to Broadway: 'I Always Felt the Show Left Us Too Soon'Producer Ken Davenport on Why He's Bringing SPRING AWAKENING Back to Broadway: 'I Always Felt the Show Left Us Too Soon'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Today, producer Ken Davenport shared his thoughts on why he decided to bring the musical back to Broadway in his latest edition of The Producer's Perspective. (more...)

Nevada Conservatory Theatre to Premiere New Musical ACE in Concert, 8/22-23Nevada Conservatory Theatre to Premiere New Musical ACE in Concert, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT) will present the new musical "ACE" in a fully-staged concert setting for two performances only on Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Judy Bayley Theatre.  This special concert presentation is a benefit for the NCT with all proceeds going to help fund the ongoing work of the prestigious cultural institution. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Umeda Arts Theater just announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince.  The production will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. (more...)

Full Casting Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE at NYTW This WeekendFull Casting Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE at NYTW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Final casting has been set for the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, set to take place at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, on Sunday, June 14 at 7:30 pm. The evening, which will benefit the non-profit National Coalition Against Censorship, will showcase world premiere one-act plays by three acclaimed playwrights: Israel Horovitz's Breaking Phillip Glass and Erik Ehn's Her Speech, both directed by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity founder and PFAC Producing Artistic Curator Glory Kadigan, and Halley Feiffer's A Play About New Mexico, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. (more...)

BWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony AwardsBWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony Awards
by Chris McCormack - Jun 8, 2015

When it comes to Irish theatre and the Tony Awards, the distance is never great. (more...)

Dale Soules to Play Double Duty This Month in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS and OITNBDale Soules to Play Double Duty This Month in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS and OITNB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The month of June will see actress DALE SOULES on double duty. (more...)

John Noble Boards CBS' ELEMENTARYJohn Noble Boards CBS' ELEMENTARY
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

John Noble will star as Sherlock Holmes' wealthy, estranged father when he joins the cast of ELEMENTARY as a series regular in the fall. The character has been referenced in past seasons as being instrumental in Sherlock's first stint in rehab three years ago and in pairing his son with Joan Watson, his former sober companion, now his current investigative partner and friend. In the Season Four premiere, Mr. Holmes arrives in New York City to deal with the aftermath of his son's recent relapse. (more...)

Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the 81st Annual Drama LeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee, Hand to God's Steven Boyer with special guest Tyrone, today May 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

TOKIO CONFIDENTIAL Recording, Featuring Jill Paice & Telly Leung, Released TodayTOKIO CONFIDENTIAL Recording, Featuring Jill Paice & Telly Leung, Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The recording of TOKIO CONFIDENTIAL, a new musical with words and music by Eric Schorr that had its Off-Broadway world premiere in 2012, will be released by Broadway Records and is now available for pre-order on the Broadway Records website at www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/tokio-confidential and select retailers. The album will be released on CD and digitally today, May 12, 2015. (more...)

Tony Shaloub & Brooke Adams Will Head Off-Broadway for HAPPY DAYS at The FleaTony Shaloub & Brooke Adams Will Head Off-Broadway for HAPPY DAYS at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Flea Theater has announced the New York premiere of The Theatre @ Boston Court's production of HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader. After critically acclaimed runs in Boston and LA, The Flea welcomes theater veterans Brooke Adams and Tony Award nominee Tony Shalhoub to Tribeca.  Previews begin June 20 with opening night slated for June 29. (more...)

LTW to Host Masterclass, Concert by VOTE FOR ME Composers Drew Fornarola & Scott Elmegreen, May 16-17LTW to Host Masterclass, Concert by VOTE FOR ME Composers Drew Fornarola & Scott Elmegreen, May 16-17
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The London Theatre Workshop is delighted to announce that it will host an exclusive Masterclass and Concert by American Musical Theatre composers Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen to celebrate the UK Premiere of their musical 'Vote For Me: A Musical Debate' at the boutique Fulham theatre. (more...)

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