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World Premiere of THE COBALTEANS Set for NYMFWorld Premiere of THE COBALTEANS Set for NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

THE COBALTEANS, a new musical featuring book and lyrics by Yianni Papadimos, music by Ben Chavez and additional music by Andrew Bridges and Yianni Papadimos, will be presented in the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

World Premiere of THE COBALTEANS Set for 2015 New York Musical Theatre FestivalWorld Premiere of THE COBALTEANS Set for 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

THE COBALTEANS, a new musical featuring book and lyrics by Yianni Papadimos, music by Ben Chavez and additional music by Andrew Bridges and Yianni Papadimos, will be presented in the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Over 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari RothOver 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari Roth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

In a continued outpouring of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, more than 30 additional artistic directors have signed the open letter that was issued yesterday in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. (more...)

Artistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J DismissalArtistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J Dismissal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In an unprecedented display of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, an open letter has been issued in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. The letter, released earlier today represents the views of top theater brass from coast-to-coast, who believe that his dismissal was an act of politically motivated censorship in retaliation for Roth's choice to produce and publicly defend challenging and provocative work. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Appoints Jaime Castaneda as Associate Artistic DirectorLa Jolla Playhouse Appoints Jaime Castaneda as Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the appointment of Jaime Castañeda to the new position of Associate Artistic Director. In addition to joining the Playhouse's artistic team, Castañeda will direct several projects, including the final subscription show for the 2015/16 season, to be announced shortly. (more...)

THE GRIFT Will Be La Jolla Playhouse's Next 'Without Walls' Production; Plays the Lafayette Hotel This WinterTHE GRIFT Will Be La Jolla Playhouse's Next 'Without Walls' Production; Plays the Lafayette Hotel This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the latest presentation in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series, THE GRIFT at the Lafayette Hotel, a world-premiere, immersive theatre piece, conceived, written and directed by Diabolical Muse's Tom Salamon, creator of the Playhouse's wildly-successful WoW production of Accomplice: San Diego. The show will run January 27 - February 22, 2015 at North Park's historic Lafayette Hotel. (more...)

Benjamin Kunkel's BUZZ to Run 10/18-11/22 at Tom and Sasha's LoftBenjamin Kunkel's BUZZ to Run 10/18-11/22 at Tom and Sasha's Loft
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Buzz, by novelist, critic and n+1 co-founder Benjamin Kunkel, will receive its US premiere in a Brooklyn loft in the shadow of Barclays Center. Directed by Lian Walden, the site-specific production will run for six-weeks, October 18 through November 22, 2014. (more...)

SDC Reveals Executive Board Election ResultsSDC Reveals Executive Board Election Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

On November 17, at the Annual Membership Meeting in New York City, SDC announced the results of the 2014 Executive Board Elections. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TESTAMENT OF MARY at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look at THE TESTAMENT OF MARY at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Victory Gardens Theater present the Midwest Premiere of The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, featuring Linda Reiter. The Testament of Mary runs through December 14, 2014, with the press performance on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30pm, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Raul Esparza Stars on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVUVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Raul Esparza Stars on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

On the next episode of NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU titled 'Spousal Privilege,' Detective Tutuola (Ice-T) comes across leaked security footage of a violent domestic dispute in a parking garage (more...)

Victory Gardens Stages the Midwest Premiere of THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, Now thru 12/14Victory Gardens Stages the Midwest Premiere of THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Victory Gardens Theater announces the Midwest Premiere of The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, directed by Dennis Za?ek and featuring Linda Reiter. The Testament of Mary runs tonight, November 14-December 14, 2014, with the press performance on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30pm, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Robert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonRobert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces five shows for its 2015/2016 season, featuring all new works, including the world-premiere musical Come from Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by acclaimed Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley; the world premiere of Indecent, co-created by director Rebecca Taichman (Playhouse's Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Milk Like Sugar), and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), co-produced with Yale Repertory Theatre; and Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington (Memphis, The Wiz), directed by The Cosby Show's Phylicia Rashad, which had its first workshop during the Playhouse's 2014 DNA New Work Series. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Stage Anton Dudley's CITY OF; Performances Begin January 2015Playwrights Realm to Stage Anton Dudley's CITY OF; Performances Begin January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Playwrights Realm will present the world premiere of City Of by Anton Dudley, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar). The production runs January 26 through February 21, 2015 with a February 5 opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning December 29th, 2014. (more...)

UK's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Extends Booking Into 2015UK's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Extends Booking Into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL has today announced that 320,000 tickets are being put on sale as booking extends to 31st October 2015. The additional tickets will be available through the Box Office and all ticket agents from this Friday 7th November at 9am. Opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre to public and critical acclaim last month, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro's new musical, winner of four Tony® Awards including Best Musical, has been heralded as the West End's newest hit show (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Begins Tonight at La Jolla PlayhouseTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Begins Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse presents the U.S. premiere production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame begins tonight, October 26, and runs through December 14, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/24- Raul EsparzaSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/24- Raul Esparza
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Raul Esparza! Since making his Broadway debut, Esparza has become only the second actor to receive Tony nominations in all four eligible acting categories. Most recently he took on the role of con artist Jonas Nightingale in the Broadway musical adaptation of Leap of Faith directed by Christopher Ashley. Additional Broadway credits include The Rocky Horror Show, Taboo, Company, Arcadia, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Shots from MEMPHIS in the West EndPhoto Coverage: New Shots from MEMPHIS in the West End
by Roy Tan - Oct 21, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. BroadwayWorld has new production photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights from MEMPHIS in the West End!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights from MEMPHIS in the West End!
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Pamela Shaw Chats LUCKY STIFF MoviePamela Shaw Chats LUCKY STIFF Movie
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 19, 2014

Pamela Shaw chats about her part of Rita LaPorta in LUCKY STIFF! (more...)

Dominic Marsh Talks LUCKY STIFF MovieDominic Marsh Talks LUCKY STIFF Movie
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 18, 2014

Dominic Marsh on his leading role of Harry Witherspoon in LUCKY STIFF! (more...)

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