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THEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy AwardTHEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

THEATER TALK has been nominated for a 2017 NY EMMY Award as the Best Interview/ Discussion Program for its episode, 'Talk to Remember.' (more...)

Vulture Examines Charles Isherwood's Firing at the TimesVulture Examines Charles Isherwood's Firing at the Times
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

As previously reported, theater critic Charles Isherwood recently departed The New York Times, with much mystery surrounding his exit. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Receives George Polk Award for Journalistic Work in NOTES FROM THE FIELD and MoreAnna Deavere Smith Receives George Polk Award for Journalistic Work in NOTES FROM THE FIELD and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Long Island University (LIU) has announced the winners of the 68th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism, continuing the University's longstanding tradition of honoring and celebrating the impact of courageous and authentic journalism on our national and global discourse. (more...)

Teen Nihilism Erupts in L.A. Premiere of Fierce, Funny PUNK ROCK by Simon StephensTeen Nihilism Erupts in L.A. Premiere of Fierce, Funny PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

What happens when kids have the world at their feet, and its weight on their shoulders? Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the Los Angeles premiere of Punk Rock, a ferociously funny, complex and unnerving play by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) that peels back the layers of teen angst for a deeper look at what might make one of them snap. Lisa James directs for a March 25 opening at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Lapine and Joanna Gleason Visit the National Tour of INTO THE WOODSPhoto Flash: James Lapine and Joanna Gleason Visit the National Tour of INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS, the celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, launched a national tour in December, and will continue to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas this spring. Book writer James Lapine and original Broadway cast member Joanna Gleason recently visited the touring company in Purchase, NY - scroll down for photos of them with the cast! (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin TonightPerformances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional PremieresTheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the lineup for the company's 48th season. (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOOThe Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

OnStage Playhouse presents NEXT FALLOnStage Playhouse presents NEXT FALL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Adam is a committed atheist; his long-term partner, Luke, is devoutly religious. When a traffic accident changes their lives, Adam must turn to Luke's conservative Christian family and friends for support… and answers. “Next Fall” is a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment an unconditional love. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebrates Historic Achievement at Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARDAndrew Lloyd Webber Celebrates Historic Achievement at Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

 Moments before the curtain went up on the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard, starring Glenn Close, the stars of Andrew Lloyd Webber's productions came together to celebrate the legendary composer's historic achievement of having four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway with a commemorative photo.  (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Marks Four Musicals on Broadway with SUNSET BOULEVARD OpeningAndrew Lloyd Webber Marks Four Musicals on Broadway with SUNSET BOULEVARD Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will celebrate four hit musicals playing simultaneously on Broadway when Sunset Boulevard opens at the Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue) tonight, February 9, 2017. (more...)

Theater Critic Charles Isherwood Leaves The New York TimesTheater Critic Charles Isherwood Leaves The New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Theater critic Charles Isherwood has departed The New York Times, reporter Michael Paulson confirmed today. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in WAR PAINTTickets on Sale for Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in WAR PAINT
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 6, 2017

After breaking all records at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, two-time Tony Award-winning powerhouses Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole will bring two legendary women, and notorious rivals, to extraordinary life on Broadway in War Paint. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth announces a powerhouse 17/18 season of highly-anticipated productions. (more...)

Target Margin Theater Names 2017 TMT Institute FellowsTarget Margin Theater Names 2017 TMT Institute Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

As part of their 25th Anniversary Season, Target Margin Theater has announced the 2017 TMT Institute Fellows - CB Goodman, Ayun Halliday, Brian Lawlor, Aaron Minerbrook, and Anthony Wills, Jr. (more...)

The Piano Men, INTO THE WOODS, MOMIX and More Set for Mayo Center This February & MarchThe Piano Men, INTO THE WOODS, MOMIX and More Set for Mayo Center This February & March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Mayo Performing Arts Center has announced its schedule of events for February through March (excluding Guest Attractions). Scroll down for details! (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This FebruaryFiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College (The PAC) will present the critically-acclaimed production of Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS. This celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will perform at The PAC, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 8 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Watch RENT's Lucie Jones Perform a Ballad on EUROVISION: YOU DECIDEWatch RENT's Lucie Jones Perform a Ballad on EUROVISION: YOU DECIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The BBC recently welcomed Lucie Jones as one of the six artists chosen to perform the songs competing for the UK's entry into the Eurovision Song Contest. The ballad that Lucie sang, 'Never Give Up On You,' is the work of composers and lyricists The Treatment, Emmelie de Forest and Lawrie Martin. Watch her perform (starting at 27:45) HERE! (more...)

August Wilson's KING HEDLEY II Opens Tonight at The Matrix TheatreAugust Wilson's KING HEDLEY II Opens Tonight at The Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Actress and producer Sophina Brown is on a mission to bring the wonderful work of August Wilson to the Los Angeles community. Her goal is to produce August Wilson's American Century Cycle in Los Angeles in its entirety. What begin as a group of actors meeting up to read August Wilson plays at her house, has evolved into the first production. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peter MarksBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peter Marks
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 25, 2017

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