Ben Brantley News

Performances Begin 6/28 for HEISENBERG at the Mark Taper ForumPerformances Begin 6/28 for HEISENBERG at the Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Preview performances begin June 28 for 'Heisenberg' at the Mark Taper Forum. Written by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, 'Heisenberg' opens July 6 and will continue through August 6, 2017. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK to Welcome New Class of Rockers This SummerSCHOOL OF ROCK to Welcome New Class of Rockers This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical will welcome five new cast members to the class on Monday, July 31, 2017. Rocking their way to Broadway will be Zachary Zwelling as 'Zack' the guitarist, Levi Buksbazen as 'Freddy' the drummer, John Allyn as 'Billy' the stylist, Gabrielle Greene as 'Shonelle' the back-up singer, and Cory Leventhal as 'James.' (more...)

Review Roundup: Immersive SEEING YOU Opens Under The High LineReview Roundup: Immersive SEEING YOU Opens Under The High Line
by Review Roundups - Jun 22, 2017

Seeing You, the new immersive experience from impresario Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Queen of the Night) and avante garde choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia's 'Chandelier' music video), opened last night, June 21, 2017, Off-Broadway at a former meat market under The High Line at 450 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District of New York City. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Book Now For HEISENBERG: THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE In The West EndBook Now For HEISENBERG: THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Marianne Elliott has teamed up with producer Chris Harper to create an exciting new theatre company, Elliott & Harper Productions. (more...)

Australian Premiere of DRY LAND Announced for Kings Cross TheatreAustralian Premiere of DRY LAND Announced for Kings Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Highly acclaimed companies, Outhouse Theatre Co and Mad March Hare, join forces to present the Australian premiere of Dry Land, the riveting play by much-heralded newcomer Ruby Rae Spiegel. The play, that has created a huge stir amongst critics and audiences across the U.S. and London, will have its Australian premiere at the Kings Cross Theatre (KXT) from 28 July. (more...)

Playwright Paula Vogel Calls Out New York Times Theatre Critics On TwitterPlaywright Paula Vogel Calls Out New York Times Theatre Critics On Twitter
by Alan Henry - Jun 14, 2017

Earlier today, playwright Paula Vogel took to Twitter to comment on theatre criticism regarding plays in the 2017 Broadway season. (more...)


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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Nigel Hook Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a PlayTHE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Nigel Hook Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Nigel Hook has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. (more...)

Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf to Return to Broadway in THREE TALL WOMEN Spring 2018Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf to Return to Broadway in THREE TALL WOMEN Spring 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that two-time Academy Award winning actress Glenda Jackson and three-time Emmy Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf will star in the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Three Tall Women next spring, in a production directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.  Beginning preview performances on Tuesday. February 27, 2018, Three Tall Women will have an official opening night on Thursday, March 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anna Deveare Smith, Cast of THE WOLVES and More at Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Writers Block PartyPhoto Flash: Anna Deveare Smith, Cast of THE WOLVES and More at Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Writers Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director, and Roberta Pereira, Producing Director, celebrated its tenth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party honoring Realm Board Member and award-winning playwright and actor, Anna Deavere Smith. The Writers Block Party took place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building, and was hosted by Lauren Patten (Fun Home, The Wolves). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 LineupTHE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Martin Moran's OBIE Award-Winning One-Man Show THE TRICKY PART Gets Philadelphia PremiereMartin Moran's OBIE Award-Winning One-Man Show THE TRICKY PART Gets Philadelphia Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

After premiering Off-Broadway 13 years ago, The Tricky Part, heads to the City of Brotherly Love for a  two-night limited engagement May 22-23. The true story of a young Martin Moran, The Tricky Part has been called "a translucent memoir of a play … shattering and affecting" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. This production of The Tricky Part is part of Drexel University's Entertainment & Arts Management Program's Producing Live Entertainment class, led by Drexel professor and Broadway producer Brannon Wiles. (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary SeasonONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2017-2018 40th Anniversary Season at WP Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Morrison Visits Amber Riley at DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: Matthew Morrison Visits Amber Riley at DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

There was a gleeful reunion this weekend when Matthew Morrison visited his former Glee co-star Amber Riley in London at Dreamgirls! (more...)

Who's the Best Guesser? Check Brantley & Isherwood's Tony Prediction Track RecordsWho's the Best Guesser? Check Brantley & Isherwood's Tony Prediction Track Records
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The theatre critics for the New York Times have perhaps the most influential and respected voices when it comes to Broadway. Every awards season they come up with a list of Tony nominees who they think will win and should win the coveted prize in June. Click here to check out Ben Brantley and Jesse Green's predictions for this year. (more...)

BWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture CenterBWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - May 12, 2017

Hello; my name is Elder Rawson and I would like to talk to you about a most amazing musical. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of Echo Theater's DRY LAND, Part of CTG's Block PartyVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of Echo Theater's DRY LAND, Part of CTG's Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Center Theatre Group's Block Party continues with the opening of The Echo Theater Company production of 'Dry Land' this Sunday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Written by Ruby Rae Spiegel and directed by Alana Dietze, 'Dry Land' will begin previews May 12 and continue for 11 performances only through May 21, 2017. Go behind-the-scenes in the video below! (more...)

Stick it to the Man! SCHOOL OF ROCK Recoups Its Entire Broadway InvestmentStick it to the Man! SCHOOL OF ROCK Recoups Its Entire Broadway Investment
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical has recouped its entire investment on Broadway, making the show an undisputed hit simultaneously on Broadway and the West End. (more...)

THEATER TALK Wins NY Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion ProgramTHEATER TALK Wins NY Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion Program
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

THEATER TALK, the series devoted to conversation about the world of the stage, won a NY Emmy Award as Best NYC Interview/Discussion Program at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/New York Chapter's annual awards ceremony held on Saturday, May 6 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's REGULAR SINGINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's REGULAR SINGING
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre's 32nd season opens with the Cape Cod Premier of Richard Nelson's Regular Singing.  (more...)

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