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Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at SteppenwolfLiesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Adds Two Shows to Starry MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESSMcCarter Theatre Center Adds Two Shows to Starry MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center has announced two added performances of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. Additional performances are scheduled for March 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


by - Feb 20, 2017

Don’t miss the next episode of THE WALKING DEAD titled  'Hostiles and Calamities.' The episode airs Sunday, February 26 at 9/8c on AMC. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 14th, 2017 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, SWEENEY TODD and More on Valentine's Day!BWW Morning Brief February 14th, 2017 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, SWEENEY TODD and More on Valentine's Day!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SIGNIFICANT OTHER hits Broadway, while SWEENEY TODD and 'JOAN OF ARC' start tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'New Best Friends' Episode of THE WALKING DEADVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'New Best Friends' Episode of THE WALKING DEAD
by - Feb 13, 2017

Don’t miss the next episode of THE WALKING DEAD, titled 'New Best Friends', airing Sunday, February 19 at 9/8c. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Michael Mwenso and Shaina Taub Set for Joe's Pub Residencies in 2017Michael Mwenso and Shaina Taub Set for Joe's Pub Residencies in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Throughout 2017, Joe's Pub at The Public will present artists Michael Mwenso and Shaina Taub in respective yearlong residencies, both occurring on a monthly basis. (more...)

WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 GalaWAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). (more...)

LPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards CelebrationLPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

Cast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-BroadwayCast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE PROFANE, the world premiere of a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at , Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), THE PROFANE will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on BroadwayEntire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Cast Complete for the New York Premiere of DANIEL'S HUSBAND at Primary StagesCast Complete for the New York Premiere of DANIEL'S HUSBAND at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Primary Stages, in association with Ted Snowdon, has announced complete casting for the final production of their 2016/17 season, the New York premiere of DANIEL'S HUSBAND. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARSPlaywrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

NYU Tisch School of the Arts Announces 2017 GalaNYU Tisch School of the Arts Announces 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

NYU Tisch School of the Arts today announced its 2017 gala, to be held on Monday, April 3, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street. The 2017 gala, themed Aspire, Inspire will feature performances by current and former students of the iconic arts institution, which is celebrating over 50 years of excellence in the arts. (more...)

Marvel Studios Begins Production on BLACK PANTHER, Starring Chadwick BosemanMarvel Studios Begins Production on BLACK PANTHER, Starring Chadwick Boseman
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on BLACK PANTHER, starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong'o (more...)

San Francisco's Curran to Re-Open This Month with Tony Award Winning FUN HOMESan Francisco's Curran to Re-Open This Month with Tony Award Winning FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Following an extensive two-year renovation, San Francisco's Curran is set to re-open this month with the groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home.  Performances begin January 25 (running 4 weeks through February 19) with an official opening night set for Thursday, January 26 at 8:00 pm.     (more...)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck and More Respond to the 2016 Election with MORNING IN AMERICA at Primary StagesKristen Anderson-Lopez, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck and More Respond to the 2016 Election with MORNING IN AMERICA at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced MORNING IN AMERICA, November 9, 9:00 AM - a series of one-minute monologues created by the Primary Stages community of playwrights in response to the 2016 election. (more...)

NNPN Awards Annual Commission to Nikkole Salter and Cleveland Public TheatreNNPN Awards Annual Commission to Nikkole Salter and Cleveland Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces the 2016-17 Annual Commission is awarded to Core Member Cleveland Public Theatre (OH) and playwright Nikkole Salter. (more...)

Photo Flash: AMC Shares WALKING DEAD Season 7B Official Synopsis & First Look ImagesPhoto Flash: AMC Shares WALKING DEAD Season 7B Official Synopsis & First Look Images
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

AMC released today the official synopsis and three new images from the highly anticipated second half of THE WALKING DEAD Season 7, which returns on Sunday, February 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Receives NEA Grant for New Play DevelopmentMcCarter Theatre Center Receives NEA Grant for New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is a recipient of an Art Works grant of $35,000 to aupport the McCarter LAB, a year-round creative incubator that provides key support to writers at all stages of their careers, cultivating meaningful artistic relationships and original works for McCarter's main stages and future co-productions. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major 2017 funding announcement. (more...)

McCarter to Present Bedlam's HAMLET and SAINT JOAN in RepMcCarter to Present Bedlam's HAMLET and SAINT JOAN in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is starting the New Year with a fresh look at two of literature's most enigmatic and dynamic characters. From January 13 - February 12, the celebrated New York theater company, Bedlam, makes its McCarter Theatre Center debut with their critically- acclaimed stripped down productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, in rotating repertory. (more...)

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