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Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes CastRehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Preview:  Spinning Tree Theatre Presents VIOLET in Kansas CityBWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Presents VIOLET in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Oct 4, 2014

The Spinning Tree Theatre production of the musical Violet opens at the Off Broadway Theatre November 6. Michael Grayman and Andy Parkhurst co-direct the Kansas City premiere, which is one of the first regional theatres to secure the rights to the musical. Angie Benson provides the musical direction and leads a five-piece orchestra. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of DevelopmentPlaywrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Playwrights Horizons announced the appointment of Liz Fallon Culp as the institution's new Director of Development. Ms. Culp joins the acclaimed theater company direct from New York Public Radio (WNYC/WQXR), where she served as the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Legacy Giving. She began with the theater company this month, leading its seven-person Development department. (more...)

BWW Blog: Abigail Shapiro - A LITTLE PRINCESSBWW Blog: Abigail Shapiro - A LITTLE PRINCESS
by Guest Blogger: Abigail Shapiro - Sep 16, 2014

Hello Broadway World! Have you purchased our CD yet? I still can't believe that it's out, and that we've reached my final guest blog for Broadway World! Now I know some of you may be wondering what comes next for the Shapiro Sisters after completing our series of cabaret at 54 BELOW, and releasing our CD. There are a few very exciting projects we have in the works… (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of MarketingPlaywrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

After a national search, Playwrights Horizons announced today the appointment of Kyle Sircus as the institution's new Director of Marketing. Beginning Monday, September 22, Mr. Sircus will join the acclaimed theater company direct from Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, CA, where he currently serves as Marketing Manager, a position created especially for him in July 2012. Mr. Sircus will lead the theater company's seven-person Marketing Department. (more...)

BWW Blog: Abigail Shapiro - Sister, Sister ActBWW Blog: Abigail Shapiro - Sister, Sister Act
by Guest Blogger: Abigail Shapiro - Aug 14, 2014

Hello Broadway World! As you may know, my sister and I have been performing at 54 BELOW, and today, I'm going to tell you a bit about our experience. When I first heard about the opportunity to perform at the famed supper club 54 BELOW, I was thrilled! Both my sister and I have always wanted to do some kind of “sister act” together professionally (well, at least more professional than the shows we subjected our parents to in our living room growing up). (more...)

Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center TributeAdam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Join O'Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg, of the National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, of the National Music Theater Conference, distinguished alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer, and moderator Anne G. Morgan, for a look at the O'Neill's influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. (more...)

Roundabout's VIOLET, Starring Sutton Foster, Closes on Broadway TodayRoundabout's VIOLET, Starring Sutton Foster, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry conclude sits limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre today, Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00PM. (more...)

VIOLET with Sutton Foster Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on BroadwayVIOLET with Sutton Foster Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will conclude its limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00PM. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: VIOLET Cast Celebrates 100th Performance on Broadway!Exclusive Photo Coverage: VIOLET Cast Celebrates 100th Performance on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 18, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company is currently presenting the Violet, which plays a strictly limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) through August 10, 2014. Based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, Violet features music by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Brian Crawley and direction by Leigh Silverman. Violet is produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen. The show just celebrated its 100th performance and you can check out an exclusive photo from backstage below! (more...)

Lee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSELee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. The announcement includes casting for the first two shows of the season: initial casting for BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History); and initial casting for GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

Tony Winner Levi Kreis Joins VIOLET as 'The Preacher'Tony Winner Levi Kreis Joins VIOLET as 'The Preacher'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award winner Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet) joins the company of Violet as 'The Preacher.' Violet stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry. Only six weeks remain to see the Tony nominated production, which plays a strictly limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) through August 10, 2014. (more...)

Last Chance to see Sutton Foster in Violet - Tickets from $67!Last Chance to see Sutton Foster in Violet - Tickets from $67!
by Contests - Broadway - Jun 18, 2014

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Tony Winner Levi Kreis to Join Broadway's VIOLET as 'The Preacher' on 7/1Tony Winner Levi Kreis to Join Broadway's VIOLET as 'The Preacher' on 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony Award winner Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet) will join the company of Violet as 'The Preacher,' beginning performances Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Violet stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry. The Tony nominated production plays a strictly limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) through August 10, 2014. (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast RecordingsBWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 6, 2014

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. This Broadway season has some really interesting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at the very least pre-ordering). (more...)

'Bunheads' Amy Sherman-Palladino Talks Reuniting with VIOLET's Sutton Foster'Bunheads' Amy Sherman-Palladino Talks Reuniting with VIOLET's Sutton Foster
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

'Bunheads' scribe Amy Sherman-Palladino talks about her first Broadway producing experience for the Sutton Foster-led VIOLET (more...)

BWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated MusicalsBWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated Musicals
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 3, 2014

Look, we get it, whether due to budget or geography, you didn't see every show of the Broadway season, but that doesn't mean you can't be fully up-to-date for this Sunday's Tony Awards. To help get you prepared for theatre's biggest night, BroadwayWorld has put together the ultimate Tonys Crash Course. We've outlined all of the shows nominated in the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories, and provided you 'study materials' as only BWW can, by mining our one-of-a-kind archives. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Rebecca Luker, Jason Robert Brown & More to Perform at 2014 Lilly Awards, 6/2Kelli O'Hara, Rebecca Luker, Jason Robert Brown & More to Perform at 2014 Lilly Awards, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

This year the Lilly Awards will celebrate women of distinction in musical theater in a special cabaret at West Bank Cafe (407 W 42nd Street, NYC), following the awards ceremony, which is set for Monday, June 2, at Playwrights Horizons. The cabaret will feature Kelli O'Hara, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Rebecca Luker, Kate Baldwin, Kenita Miller, The Broadway Boys, Graham Rowat, Katie Thompson, Lauren Pritchard, Taylor Noble, Jay Armstrong Jonson, The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley) and Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - VIOLET's Emerson Steele on Playing Young Sutton & MoreBWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - VIOLET's Emerson Steele on Playing Young Sutton & More
by Caryn Robbins - May 29, 2014

Today, Emerson chats exclusively with BWW about working with her biggest idol, Sutton Foster and why her Broadway debut experience has been 'truly indescribable!' (more...)

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