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VIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism ForumVIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism Forum
by Michael Dale - May 5, 2016

The tony-winner has a message for white actors playing Asians: 'You're in the wrong part.' (more...)

Theater Schmeater to Present Heidi Schreck's CREATURE, Opening 5/27Theater Schmeater to Present Heidi Schreck's CREATURE, Opening 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Theater Schmeater is pleased to present Heidi Schreck's enigmatic play Creature, opening on Friday May 27th, and running on Thursday Fridays and Saturdays until June 25th. A Seattle native, Ms. Schreck has found success on the East Coast as a playwright, and this early play is the first of her work to be produced in NYC. (more...)

2014-15 NYC Theatre Season Hits Record High in Diversity Per AAPAC's Report2014-15 NYC Theatre Season Hits Record High in Diversity Per AAPAC's Report
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

In the 2014-15 season, the NYC theatre industry hit a record high in the 9 years AAPAC has data collected. For the first time, 30% of all available roles went to actors of color, a jump from 24% the previous year. After three years in a row of exceeding the nine-year average of 23%, it seems safe to say that there is a definite upward trend in the casting of actors of color. (more...)

The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') just announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

Dramatic Publishing Company Nabs Rights to Off-Broadway's STRAIGHTDramatic Publishing Company Nabs Rights to Off-Broadway's STRAIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Dramatic Publishing Company has acquired the professional, stock and amateur theatrical performance rights to the hit Off-Broadway play STRAIGHT, co-authored by Scott Elmegreen & Drew Fornarola, and directed by Andy Sandberg. (more...)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on BroadwayEverybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Adds New Members to Patriot ProgramMerrimack Repertory Theatre Adds New Members to Patriot Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

As the inaugural season of Merrimack Repertory Theatre's Patriot Program approaches its end, artistic director Sean Daniels has announced the addition of 14 new theatre artists to the company's network of collaborators. The new class of Patriots includes a mix of local and national artists who can now count MRT as one of their theatrical homes. (more...)

GAME OF SILENCE Star Michael Raymond-James to Lead BTG's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOFGAME OF SILENCE Star Michael Raymond-James to Lead BTG's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group announces casting for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, with TV and Film actor, Michael Raymond-James as Brick. Neil Genzlinger (New York Times) suggests that Raymond-James is 'scary good," in NBC's new series Game of Silence, adding that he 'injects a sense of ominous unpredictability into this well-made revenge thriller." In addition, Michael Raymond-James has appeared in hit shows such as, True Blood and Once Upon a Time, as well as the feature films, Black Snake Moan with Justin Timberlake, and Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Extends JERUSALEM Through May 22Profiles Theatre Extends JERUSALEM Through May 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Profiles Theatre announces an extension for its hit production of JERUSALEM by Jez Butterworth, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The critically-acclaimed Midwest premiere opened at Profiles on March 10, 2016 and will extend for an additional four weeks through May 22, 2016. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th SeasonJen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Theatre 4the People to Stage Erika Phoebus' KISS IT, MAKE IT BETTER at The New Ohio, 5/28-6/18Theatre 4the People to Stage Erika Phoebus' KISS IT, MAKE IT BETTER at The New Ohio, 5/28-6/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Theatre 4the People (NYIT Award for Outstanding Production of a New Play for In Vestments) will present Erika Phoebus' KISS IT, MAKE IT BETTER, directed by Isaac Byrne (The Other Mozart) at The New Ohio (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington, 10014), May 28-June 18 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm with additional performances on Saturday, June 11 & 18 at 3pm and Monday, May 30 and Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30pm. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can. Reserve a seat at www.newohiotheatre.org. The show runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. (more...)

Blair Underwood, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & More Set for THE DETROIT PROJECT EventsBlair Underwood, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & More Set for THE DETROIT PROJECT Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Native Detroiter and Internationally Awarded Playwright, Actress and Television Writer Dominique Morisseau is returning home with Blair Underwood, Andre Holland and Ruben Santiago-Hudson for a public of event around her cycle of Detroit plays, entitled 'The Detroit Project'. The first acclaimed play in the cycle, DETROIT '67, about the 1967 uprising, is premiering in Detroit May 13-June 5th with the Detroit Public Theatre at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The WallisChristine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Adly Guirgis Reads, Signs Plays at The Drama Book Shop with Bobby Cannavale and MorePhoto Flash: Stephen Adly Guirgis Reads, Signs Plays at The Drama Book Shop with Bobby Cannavale and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5th, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) presented 'An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis,' author of the hit Broadway play The Motherf***er with the Hat, which featured a reading of excerpts from several of his plays, a discussion, and signing of his newly published play, Between Riverside and Crazy, for which he received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, at the Drama Book Shop in New York, now celebrating its 99th year. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSCMarried Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.  (more...)

OITNB's & Broadway Star Dale Soules Featured in New Indy Film AWOLOITNB's & Broadway Star Dale Soules Featured in New Indy Film AWOL
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Veteran actress and Broadway favorite DALE SOULES has lots to celebrate this spring. She has a featured role in AWOL, an independent film which premieres at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 15. (more...)

Broadway's Debbie Bisno Named Resident Producer of McCarter TheatreBroadway's Debbie Bisno Named Resident Producer of McCarter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center's Resident Playwright/Artistic Director Emily Mann and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields have announced Debbie Bisno as the theatre's new Resident Producer. Ms. Bisno, a Broadway producer with two decades in the commercial and non-profit theatrical arenas, assumes her new leadership role immediately. Ms. Bisno will be based in Princeton as an important member of the artistic team at McCarter, and she will maintain and expand McCarter's relationships in NY, regionally, and abroad. Her existing company, Bisno Productions, will continue operations in Manhattan. (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Sets 2016 Florida Tour DatesJen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Sets 2016 Florida Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the Florida 2016 tour of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, with additional tour dates to follow in New York City on April 22nd for Earth Day at 124 Bank St Theatre and in Long Island, NY, coinciding with the worldwide release of a film for new media version. (more...)

Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie, Rachel Dratch and More Set for MEET & GREET Industry ReadingsSherri Shepherd, Michael Urie, Rachel Dratch and More Set for MEET & GREET Industry Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Meet & Greet, a comedy by Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin(Married...with Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Desperate Housewives), will receive industry readings in New York on Thursday, March 3rd. The readings will be held at 11am & 4pm and are by invitation only. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This SpringAsolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Nearly 50 years after the groundbreaking film inspired the world, Asolo Rep is thrilled to present Todd Kreidler's electric stage adaptation of the iconic Academy Award-winning film GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER.   (more...)

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