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BWW Interview: Ilana Levine Dishes Little Known Facts About Her New PodcastBWW Interview: Ilana Levine Dishes Little Known Facts About Her New Podcast
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 26, 2016

Little Known Facts is a podcast hosted by stage and film actress, Ilana Levine, best known for her role of Lucy in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.  With her unique style of hosting, best described as 'Podcast Verite,' actress Ilana Levine gives her listeners access to conversations with today's most fascinating celebrities -- with her raw, honest and hilarious interviews. (more...)

Breaking News: Pasek & Paul's Hit Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Open on Broadway This Fall!Breaking News: Pasek & Paul's Hit Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Open on Broadway This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced today that the new musical Dear Evan Hansen will begin performances on Broadway in November 2016 at a Shubert theater to-be-announced. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Below, check out some backstage photos taken by BroadwayWorld's acclaimed photographer, Walter McBride! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Wins at Obie and Helen Hayes AwardsTWITTER WATCH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Wins at Obie and Helen Hayes Awards
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Ben Platt celebrate on social media. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2016 Drama League AwardsPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2016 Drama League Awards
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathered yesterday, May 20th, for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). BroadwayWorld was there for the big event - check out photos below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Colman Domingo, Danai Gurira, Savion Glover, Norm Lewis, Lisa Kron and More to Present at 2016 Obie Awards; OITNB, Leslie Odom, Jr. to Perform!Colman Domingo, Danai Gurira, Savion Glover, Norm Lewis, Lisa Kron and More to Present at 2016 Obie Awards; OITNB, Leslie Odom, Jr. to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voic have just announced the star-studded line-up of presenters at the 61st Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

BWW Interview: A New Kind of Art- Constantine Maroulis Is Ready to Make His Mark in Non-Musical DebutBWW Interview: A New Kind of Art- Constantine Maroulis Is Ready to Make His Mark in Non-Musical Debut
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2016

You probably know him as the vulnerable musician with big dreams in ROCK OF AGES or perhaps the the most charismatic contestant of AMERICAN IDOL's fourth season. But Constantine Maroulis is much more than just a big voice, and this spring he's out to prove it. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Headed to Broadway NextRialto Chatter: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Headed to Broadway Next
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's critically acclaimed musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, is currently enjoying a sold out run that comes to an Off-Broadway end on Sunday, May 29th. The show has been rumored for a transfer since it opened to rave reviews, a move confirmed today by the show's lead producer Stacey Mindich, speaking today at a Syracuse University graduation ceremony.  (more...)

BWW TV: Evan Hansen Has Arrived! Go Inside Second Stage's Starry Opening NightBWW TV: Evan Hansen Has Arrived! Go Inside Second Stage's Starry Opening Night
by Randy Rainbow - May 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and we're taking inside the celebration below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell  at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 10, 2016

The first annual Broadway Bee, featuring Paige Davis (Chicago), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten), and Jose Llana (The King and I) took place just last night at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. Ten teams, each representing a Broadway show, were encouraged to pull out all the stops to correctly spell the words. The more funds each team raised, the more they were allowed to cheat!  (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Sets DEAR EVAN HANSEN Benefit PerformanceSecond Stage Theatre Sets DEAR EVAN HANSEN Benefit Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's critically acclaimed musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, will add one performance on Sunday, May 22 at 8pm to its completely sold out run.  Tickets for this special benefit performance are $500.  All proceeds will fund Second Stage Theatre's educational initiatives, including free student matinees and internships.  The limited run of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will conclude on Sunday, May 29th. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/9/2016 - Monte Cristo Award and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/9/2016 - Monte Cristo Award and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 9, 2016

Today's big news: O'Neill Center honors SHUFFLE ALONG director George C. Wolfe with this year's Monte Cristo Award! (more...)

Breaking News: Outer Critics Circle Announces 2015-16 Award Winners - SHE LOVES ME; LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Lead PackBreaking News: Outer Critics Circle Announces 2015-16 Award Winners - SHE LOVES ME; LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Lead Pack
by BWW Special Coverage - May 9, 2016

Just In! The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2015-16 season in 25 categories. (more...)

Ben Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff AwardBen Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2016 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Alana Arenas (Head of Passes) and Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen). The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Foundation, which administers the awards. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Great White Way will see a plethora of musicals, both new and returning. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Extends Off-Broadway Run at Second Stage TheatreDEAR EVAN HANSEN Extends Off-Broadway Run at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Benj Pasek & Justin Pau's new musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN will be sticking around the New York theatre scene for a bit longer. (more...)

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