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Official: Marc Bruni-Helmed TREVOR Musical Will Headline Writers Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonOfficial: Marc Bruni-Helmed TREVOR Musical Will Headline Writers Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the company's 2017-2018 six-show season, opening with the World Premiere of Trevor the musical in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Director to Helm TREVOR: THE MUSICAL Pre-Broadway Tryout in ChicagoBEAUTIFUL Director to Helm TREVOR: THE MUSICAL Pre-Broadway Tryout in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

TREVOR: THE MUSICAL is set for tryout run at Chicago's Writers Theatre this fall, with aims for Broadway. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Showcases Emerging American Playwrights with National Graduate Playwrighting CompetitionAlliance Theatre Showcases Emerging American Playwrights with National Graduate Playwrighting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists.  Too Heavy for your Pocket, the 13th competition winner, will have its world premiere on the Hertz Stage February 4 - 26, 2017.  Opening night is Thursday, February 9, 2017.  (more...)

Will Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCALWill Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following its recent critically acclaimed premier at the North Carolina Stage Company this past May, BNW DEVELOPMENTAL, LLC will present a private developmental reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL in Midtown Manhattan early December 2016.    (more...)

PREMIERES' INNER VOICES 2016 Will Be Filmed for NYPL for the Performing Arts ArchivePREMIERES' INNER VOICES 2016 Will Be Filmed for NYPL for the Performing Arts Archive
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York-based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' is sharing the success of this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers, now playing through October 29th at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Recently announced as a Critic's Pick by The New York Times, this year's program will be filmed by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Theatre on Film and Tape Archive on Monday, October 24th. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREEAmerican Lyric Theater Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. Conductor: Adam Turner. Featuring Mark S. Doss as Moundshroud; with Emma Grimsley, Shirin Eskandani, Spencer Viator, Brian Wallin, Michael Kelly, and Jarrett Porter with members of MasterVoices.   (more...)

Photo Flash: PREMIERES' INNER VOICES Celebrates Opening Night Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: PREMIERES' INNER VOICES Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' presents this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances continue through October 29 at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night was last night, October 13th, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the curtain call and opening festivities below! (more...)

PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayPREMIERES' Inner Voices Series Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances began October 3rd and continue through October 29 at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is tonight, October 13th at 8:00pm. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODEJ. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at T. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber in 'Inner Voices' at PREMIERESPhoto Flash: First Look at T. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber in 'Inner Voices' at PREMIERES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' presents this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances begin tonight, October 3rd at 8:00pm (and continue through October 29) at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, October 13th at 8:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

American Lyric Theater, in partnership with MasterVoices, Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREEAmerican Lyric Theater, in partnership with MasterVoices, Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of PREMIERES 'Inner Voices' SeriesPhoto Flash: Meet the Company of PREMIERES 'Inner Voices' Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' presents this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances will begin on Monday, October 3rd at 8:00pm (and continue through October 29) at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, October 13th at 8:00pm. Scroll down for photos from the meet & greet below! (more...)

T. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber to Lead PREMIERES' Inner Voices SeriesT. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber to Lead PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. (more...)

NEWFILMMAKERS Festival this AugustNEWFILMMAKERS Festival this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

NewFilmmakers is a unique Screening Series now in its eighteenth year that gives new filmmakers the opportunity to screen their films in New York, Los Angeles, and Online. On Wednesday, August 3rd. NewFilmmakers presents two Short Film Programs and the new Feature BEFORE THE SUN EXPLODES (more...)

Who's Winning at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards? Updating Live!Who's Winning at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards? Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

The Off-Broadway League tonight presents the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway at NYU Skirball Center. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the full list of winners below. Stay tuned to find out who will win big! (more...)

GenesisCare and Elekta Sign Strategic Partnership for More Than USD 100 MillionGenesisCare and Elekta Sign Strategic Partnership for More Than USD 100 Million
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

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Breaking News: Lortel Award Nominations Announced; THE HUMANS and FUTURITY LeadBreaking News: Lortel Award Nominations Announced; THE HUMANS and FUTURITY Lead
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

UPDATE: Restroom Signs Just Part Of Public Theater's Gender Diversity ProgramUPDATE: Restroom Signs Just Part Of Public Theater's Gender Diversity Program
by Michael Dale - Mar 29, 2016

The Public Theater is taking steps to insure comfort and respect for audience members and employees of all gender identities. (more...)

BWW Review: Transgender-Themed SOUTHERN COMFORT, Another Groundbreaking Musical at The PublicBWW Review: Transgender-Themed SOUTHERN COMFORT, Another Groundbreaking Musical at The Public
by Michael Dale - Mar 14, 2016

Annette O'Toole gives an outstanding performance in a musical based on Kate Davis' documentary. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of SOUTHERN COMFORT!Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of SOUTHERN COMFORT!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 9, 2016

The Public Theater presents the new musical Southern Comfort, the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia,  directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis. Southern Comfort features book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, choreography by Ryan Kasprzak, and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. The new musical will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

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