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Review Roundup: OF GOOD STOCK, Starring Alicia Silverstone, Opens at MTCReview Roundup: OF GOOD STOCK, Starring Alicia Silverstone, Opens at MTC
by Review Roundups - Jun 30, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of Of Good Stock, the new play by Melissa Ross, directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement opens tonight, June 30, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Broadway's Megan Hilty Reveals She's 'Always Envisioned' Adopting an Older ChildBroadway's Megan Hilty Reveals She's 'Always Envisioned' Adopting an Older Child
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Broadway star reveals that adopting an older children to join her 9-month old daughter Viola Philmena has always been part of her and husband Brian Gallagher's future plans. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Opens at City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Opens at City Center
by Review Roundups - Jun 26, 2015

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

Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

?Ghostlight Records will expand their special single from stage and screen star Melissa Errico with the third song, "Walking Happy." The digital exclusive is available today, June 23, 2015, on iTunes here. (more...)

Review Roundup: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jun 17, 2015

Vineyard Theatre's world-premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA opened this week. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: Dave Malloy's PRELUDES Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Dave Malloy's PRELUDES Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jun 16, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias star in LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. PRELUDES, a world premiere and the first musical produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, opened last night, June 15, and runs through Sunday, July 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Ladies of Broadway's ON THE TOWN Pose for New Pin-Up ShotsPhoto Flash Exclusive: Ladies of Broadway's ON THE TOWN Pose for New Pin-Up Shots
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Some of the ON THE TOWN ensemble ladies, including Lori Ann Ferreri, Eloise Kropp, Skye Mattox, and Holly Ann Butler, recently took part in a 1940spin-up photo shoot, inspired by the the Broadway revival. BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look below! (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Yanna Avis & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAnn Hampton Callaway, Yanna Avis & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Tony Danza Talks Cafe Carlyle Appearance; HONEYMOON IN VEGAS TourTony Danza Talks Cafe Carlyle Appearance; HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Tour
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Actor and singer Tony Danza talked with the TODAY anchors about his new act at Cafe Carlyle and wrapping up his stint in 'Honeymoon in Vegas,' on Broadway, before touring across North America with the musical (more...)

Review Roundup: Anne Washburn's 10 OUT OF 12 Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Anne Washburn's 10 OUT OF 12 Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jun 10, 2015

Soho Rep. presents the world premiere of 10 out of 12 by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns), opening tonight, June 10, and running through July 11, 2015. The production reunites the playwright with Obie Award-winning director Les Waters, Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Tony Danza Will Reprise Broadway Role in HONEYMOON IN VEGAS National TourTony Danza Will Reprise Broadway Role in HONEYMOON IN VEGAS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Stage and screen icon Tony Danza ('Who's The Boss,' 'Taxi'), who made his acclaimed Broadway return this season in the new musical HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, will hit the road in 2016 in the North American Tour of the production. Additional casting, tour dates and venues will be announced at a later date. (more...)

UPDATE: 2015 Tony Award Predictions Roundup - BWW, NY Times, NY Post, More!UPDATE: 2015 Tony Award Predictions Roundup - BWW, NY Times, NY Post, More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 4, 2015

So, you haven't filled out your office Tony pool yet? Don't worry, we've got you covered with predictions from some of Broadway's biggest experts, so you will be able to hedge your bets! As more critics have their say, we will add their picks as well, so take a look at what they have to say, then leave your predictions in the comment below, on Facebook, or Twitter @BroadwayWorld. (more...)

Review Roundup: MTC's HEISENBERG Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: MTC's HEISENBERG Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jun 3, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive) starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, 'The Practice') and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, 'Weeds') opens tonight, June 3, as part of MTC's 2014-15 season of The Studio at Stage II. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jun 2, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. This production features Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram, Michael Zegen, Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar. The show opens tonight, June 2, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement slated through June 28 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Tickets to KING CHARLES III on Broadway Now on SaleTickets to KING CHARLES III on Broadway Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Producers Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman announced today that tickets are now on sale to the general public for the critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, soon to open on Broadway this fall.  The highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC).   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of ANYTHING GOESSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of ANYTHING GOES
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2015

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost AM announced that actor, comedian and impressionist Gerry Connolly joins the cast of Anything Goes to play the Captain of the S.S. American during the Melbourne and Brisbane seasons.  (more...)

THEATER TALK to Host 8-Hour Tony Awards Marathon Next SundayTHEATER TALK to Host 8-Hour Tony Awards Marathon Next Sunday
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

On TONY Awards Sunday (June 7), CUNY TV will present 8 hours of interviews related to this year's nominated musicals, plays, and individuals - from 12 noon right up till Tony time (8 p.m. on CBS). Included in the mix is the premiere at 7 p.m. of an all-new episode of THEATER TALK, Critics Review the Broadway Season, with Ben Brantley of The New York Times, Peter Marks of The Washington Post, John Simon of the Westchester Guardian, and Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This JuneJeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

This June, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

THE KING AND I's Jon Viktor Corpuz to Bring CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA KING to 54 BelowTHE KING AND I's Jon Viktor Corpuz to Bring CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA KING to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jon Viktor Corpuz in 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama King' on June 15, 2015. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl & Jessica Hecht Set for PERSON PLACE THING Podcast Live Taping, 6/8Sarah Ruhl & Jessica Hecht Set for PERSON PLACE THING Podcast Live Taping, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience will present a live taping of the podcast Person Place Thing, hosted by Randy Cohen, with guests two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl and Tony-nominated actor Jessica Hecht on Monday, June 8, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. Tickets are $15. (more...)

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