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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 Muńoz, 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...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Thanks His Twitter Followers For Their Love and ConcernVIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Thanks His Twitter Followers For Their Love and Concern
by Michael Dale - Aug 19, 2016

The actor responds to an outpouring of concern after missing a performance. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/13-8/14/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/13-8/14/2016
by - Aug 14, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 14, 2016 - Sunday, August 14, 2016. (more...)

Schumer's Not Throwing Away His Shot: The Movement to Penalize Ticket Bots ContinuesSchumer's Not Throwing Away His Shot: The Movement to Penalize Ticket Bots Continues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Ben Brantley may have urged everyone to mortgage their homes if that was what it took to secure a ticket to Hamilton, but Senator Charles Schumer is doing his part to make that unnecessary. According to Newsday, Schumer has introduced legislation that would impose fines on anyone using computer technology to purchase tickets-to Hamilton, and other live events-in bulk, in order to turn around and resell them on the secondary market for upwards of ten or twenty times the original price. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonSENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

THEATRE OF NOTE Presents the West Coast Premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAHTHEATRE OF NOTE Presents the West Coast Premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2016 season with the west coast premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH by Jerry Lieblich and directed by Doug Oliphant. D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH will open on Thursday, August 11 and run through Saturday, September 17 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

Gorilla Rep's Free Shakespeare Presentation ReturnsGorilla Rep's Free Shakespeare Presentation Returns
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Along with the dog days of August Gorilla Rep's annual FREE performances of William Shakespeare's classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, returns to NYC.  The fun family-friendly show can be seen at the Southwest corner of Washington Square Park every Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. from August 11 through September 4, 2016.  The production is being remounted by long-time company member actor Greg Petrol, who also plays Oberon, as he has for years.  As is the Gorilla Rep tradition since its inception in 1989, the performance will be immersive and mobile. Each performance moves from place to place as it goes from scene-to-scene with the action! (more...)

PBS & BBC to Team on TV Adaptation of Tony-Nominated Play KING CHARLES IIIPBS & BBC to Team on TV Adaptation of Tony-Nominated Play KING CHARLES III
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Masterpiece on PBS and the BBC are teaming on a television adaption of the Tony-nominated play KING CHARLES III. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese to Rule the School as New Principal in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCKJenn Gambatese to Rule the School as New Principal in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Just in, Jenn Gambatese will rule the school in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 when she succeeds Sierra Boggess as Principal Rosalie Mullins. (more...)

Acclaimed Revival of Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS Announces National Tour DatesAcclaimed Revival of Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS Announces National Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Dates have been announced for a national tour of Fiasco Thater's acclaimed off- Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Review Roundup: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDReview Roundup: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Review Roundups - Jul 25, 2016

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD has its official opening this week, with a special gala performance on Saturday 30 July. The eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings. (more...)

CoHo & Profile Present BOOK OF GRACE + CoHo Lab this AugustCoHo & Profile Present BOOK OF GRACE + CoHo Lab this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In 2002, Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog. Her other plays include Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, &3), In the Blood, Venus, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Fucking A, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom and The America Play. In 2007 her 365 Days/365 Plays was produced in more than seven hundred theaters worldwide. Ms. Parks is a MacArthur Fellow and Master Writer Chair at The Public Theater. (more...)

Rachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENSRachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

A series of Stage Talks have been set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson, to take place following the performance on Tuesdays, July 26, August 2 and 9. Cast members Rachel York and Betty Buckley will comment on the production and answer questions from audience members. (more...)

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper ForumWorld Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles. (more...)

Review Roundup: WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Opens in ChicagoReview Roundup: WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Opens in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Jul 19, 2016

How did the production fare with the critics? Let's find out. (more...)

 Theatre of NOTE presents West Coast Premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH Theatre of NOTE presents West Coast Premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

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Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYSReview Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS
by Review Roundups - Jul 8, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, FUN HOME & More to Offer Specially Priced Tickets in Celebration of July 4thSHE LOVES ME, FUN HOME & More to Offer Specially Priced Tickets in Celebration of July 4th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

A group of hit Broadway shows are providing a special $40 discount on tickets for July 4th weekend, as part of a new initiative – Star-Spangled Broadway. This special discount is available for Chicago, The Crucible, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, She Loves Me, and Something Rotten!. A full description of these shows and a schedule of performances with the special $40 tickets can be found below.  For more information: visit StarSpangledBroadway.com. (more...)

Breaking News: Nick Kroll & John Mulaney's OH, HELLO Will Arrive on Broadway This Fall!Breaking News: Nick Kroll & John Mulaney's OH, HELLO Will Arrive on Broadway This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney announced today that at long last, their wildly popular alter egos Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland will make their debuts on The Great White Way in their acclaimed masterpiece, OH, HELLO on BROADWAY at The Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This FallWorld Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

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