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BWW TV: Kristin Chenoweth Promises a Different Show Every Night in Her Big Broadway Return!BWW TV: Kristin Chenoweth Promises a Different Show Every Night in Her Big Broadway Return!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2016

Below, the Broadway favorite chats with Richard Ridge about how her entire career has led to this moment! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: KRISTIN CHENOWETH: MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAYUp on the Marquee: KRISTIN CHENOWETH: MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY
by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will return to the stage in MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, with Music Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Costume Design by Christian Siriano and Presented byJames L. Nederlander. The limited engagement begins November 2, 2016 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and will run through November 13, 2016. (more...)

Previews Begin Tonight for OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, Starring Nick Kroll and John MulaneyPreviews Begin Tonight for OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, Starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

At long last, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's wildly popular alter egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, will make their debuts on The Great White Way!  Performances begin tonight, Friday, September 23, for their acclaimed masterpiece, OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, directed by Alex Timbers, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

One More Week Until THE FORGOTTEN Makes its US debut at Peak PerformancesOne More Week Until THE FORGOTTEN Makes its US debut at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Raphaelle Boitel, "one of the most remarkable performers on the European visual and physical theater scene," makes her directorial debut with The Forgotten/L'Oublie(e). In it, a woman becomes three women as she searches for the man she loves. Wandering through the ruins of her memory, she encounters moments of ecstasy, secret dreams, and haunting apparitions. With extraordinary physical prowess, Boitel and her company of six fierce performers fly, soar and plunge to create a parallel world of startling beauty. The Forgotten catapults you into a dreamlike world of flight and fantasy to tell one woman's tale of loss, yearning, and discovery. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Opens 50th Season with Provocative Hit KING CHARLES IIIArizona Theatre Company Opens 50th Season with Provocative Hit KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

What happens when Queen Elizabeth dies?  Is Prince Charles ready to ascend to the throne?  Is England ready for him?  This bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining new play makes its regional premiere when Arizona Theatre Company opens its 50th anniversary season with Mike Bartlett's award-winning exploration of the people underneath the crowns, King Charles III, Oct. 6-23 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe.  The 2016-17 season is sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in RepertoryTransport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

It's Good to See Her, Isn't It? Your Foolproof Guide to a Kristin Chenoweth-Filled FallIt's Good to See Her, Isn't It? Your Foolproof Guide to a Kristin Chenoweth-Filled Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

This fall marks another golden age of Chenoweth, as the beloved star of stage and screen prepares to leave her mark, well... all over the place in the coming months. Below, follow our fool-proof guide to ensuring that your autumn is chock-full of Chenoweth. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2016-17 Writing FellowsThe Playwrights Realm Announces 2016-17 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, selected four early-career playwrights for its 2015-16 Writing Fellows program: Liza Birkenmeier, Clarence Coo, Donja Love, and Ione Lloyd. (more...)

Sam Bass Theatre Opens Season With IT'S ONLY A PLAYSam Bass Theatre Opens Season With IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by Lynn Beaver - Sep 12, 2016

Sam Bass Theatre opens their season with IT'S ONLY A PLAY by Terrence McNally (more...)

RENT Begins Rehearsals Today! Full Cast AnnouncedRENT Begins Rehearsals Today! Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The full cast and further dates have been announced for a new 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's of Pulitzer Prize- & Tony Award-Winning Musical RENT. Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd, are delighted to announce the addition of further dates to the tour schedule for the new 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT. Rehearsals start today, Monday 12 September, under the direction of Bruce Guthrie. (more...)

Exclusive: Barbra Streisand Sings 'Send in the Clowns' Trump Parody at Clinton Fundraiser & We've Got the Lyrics (and Video)!Exclusive: Barbra Streisand Sings 'Send in the Clowns' Trump Parody at Clinton Fundraiser & We've Got the Lyrics (and Video)!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The evening belonged to Hillary and Streisand. Streisand's set started out with 'Everything' from her 1970 film A STAR IS BORN, 'Being at War With Each other' by Carole King, 'Losing My Mind' by Stephen Sondheim from her new ENCORE album and 'Pure Imagination' addressing the environment (also from ENCORE). Then the place went wild when she performed Stephen Sondheim's 'Send in the Clowns' with re-written lyrics skewering Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. The audience went wild and Barbra received 9 standing ovations! (more...)

Pat Kinevane Returns to Odyssey Theatre with West Coast Premiere of UNDERNEATHPat Kinevane Returns to Odyssey Theatre with West Coast Premiere of UNDERNEATH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Sticks and stones didn't break her bones, but words and pointing crushed her. Olivier Award winners Pat Kinevane and Fishamble: The New Play Company return to Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the company that introduced Los Angeles audiences to the Irish writer/performer's extraordinary Forgotten and Silent, with his third solo work about life lived on the fringes of society. Jim Culleton, artistic director of Dublin's Fishamble and director of both Forgotten and Silent, directs the West Coast premiere of Underneath for a limited run Oct. 14 - Oct. 30. The engagement will also include two performances of Silent, which garnered the 2016 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement following its run at London's Soho Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at the AhmansonPhoto Flash: Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Check out some exclusive new stills from Ivo van Hove's award-winning revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge set to inhabit the Ahmanson Theater this fall. (more...)

Breaking News: Kristin Chenoweth Will Return to Broadway This Fall with MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAYBreaking News: Kristin Chenoweth Will Return to Broadway This Fall with MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will return to the stage in MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, with Music Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Costume Design by Christian Siriano and Presented by James L. Nederlander. The limited engagement begins November 2, 2016 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and will run through November 13, 2016. (more...)

Barbra Streisand Makes History Again with ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway; It's Officially Her 11th #1 AlbumBarbra Streisand Makes History Again with ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway; It's Officially Her 11th #1 Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2016

It's official this evening from Billboard via the RIAA! Barbra Streisand has made music history yet again- this time for having eleven of her albums reach #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Her latest album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway was just released on from Columbia Records, and sold over 150,000+ copies in its first week (ahead of Britney Spears, Florida Georgia Line, and Frank Ocean). Streisand continues to be the female artist with the most #1 albums and the first artist with #1's in each of the six decades of her career. It's no wonder she remains 'Broadway's greatest export.' (more...)

Terry Teachout, John Douglas Thompson To Discuss SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF at Drama Book ShopTerry Teachout, John Douglas Thompson To Discuss SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF at Drama Book Shop
by Michael Dale - Aug 31, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome playwright and critic Terry Teachout (Wall Street Journal) and actor John Douglas Thompson for a discussion and signing of SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF on Wednesday, October 12th at 5:00pm. The discussion is free to the public and copies of the play will be available for purchase. (more...)

Peak Performances to Welcome Raphaelle Boitel in THE FORGOTTEN/L'OUBLIEEPeak Performances to Welcome Raphaelle Boitel in THE FORGOTTEN/L'OUBLIEE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Raphaelle Boitel, "one of the most remarkable performers on the European visual and physical theater scene," makes her directorial debut with The Forgotten/L'Oublie(e). (more...)

OTHER DESERT CITIES Starts September 22 at City Lights in San JoseOTHER DESERT CITIES Starts September 22 at City Lights in San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

It's Christmas Eve morning, 2004. Politics are polarized in the U.S., and especially so in one affluent Palm Springs home, where the Wyeth family has gathered for the holidays. (more...)

THE SOURCE to Launch Route 66 Theatre Company's 9th Season; Lineup Announced!THE SOURCE to Launch Route 66 Theatre Company's 9th Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company has announced its 9th season, featuring two plays at its new resident home, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The 2017 season kicks off early spring with the world premiere of Gabe McKinley's psychological drama THE SOURCE, directed by Jason Gerace. (more...)

Gay Men's Health Crisis to Honor HAMILTON's Javier Munoz with 2016 Howard Ashman AwardGay Men's Health Crisis to Honor HAMILTON's Javier Munoz with 2016 Howard Ashman Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) will honor Javier Muņoz, Broadway star in the lead role in 'Hamilton: An American Musical,' with the 2016 Howard Ashman Award, for his activism in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (more...)

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