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Photo Flash: James Lapine and Joanna Gleason Visit the National Tour of INTO THE WOODSPhoto Flash: James Lapine and Joanna Gleason Visit the National Tour of INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS, the celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, launched a national tour in December, and will continue to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas this spring. Book writer James Lapine and original Broadway cast member Joanna Gleason recently visited the touring company in Purchase, NY - scroll down for photos of them with the cast! (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This SpringSITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This FebruaryFiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College (The PAC) will present the critically-acclaimed production of Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS. This celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will perform at The PAC, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 8 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Hail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on BroadwayHail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A friendly reminder! The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tomorrow, today January 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor PalaceBWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Contemporary musical theater and jazz, are two major contributions to the arts of the world that have come from the United States. Originally filled with escapist reviews and song and dance shows, with no story or purpose other than to entertain, the American musical has evolved into a format to tell tales of importance (HAMILTON), highlight sociological and societal changes (HAIR) and make pleas for understanding (RENT). (more...)

Allan Corduner, Alexandra Silber, Max von Essen and More All Aboard for Stage Version of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS in NJAllan Corduner, Alexandra Silber, Max von Essen and More All Aboard for Stage Version of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS in NJ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center has announced the full cast and creative team for its World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson's JITNEY on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Only one of the ten plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway - until now. JITNEY is now in previews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) for a Thursday, January 19 opening night. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Portrait of a Neighborhood - JITNEY Begins Tonight on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Portrait of a Neighborhood - JITNEY Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Performances begin tonight, Wednesday, December 28, for the Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). The limited engagement of August Wilson's Jitney opens Thursday, January 19 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down for a portrait of the cast! (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Sings!BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Sings!
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Dec 14, 2016

The reimagined production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre is an entertaining mix of big and small, loud and quiet, poignant and irreverent. Most of all, it is good for the soul: delivering the cathartic joy of Scrooge's transformation with a playful nod to Dickens' Victorian England and the community of Princeton. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at McCarter Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Flash: First Look at McCarter Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. (more...)

BWW Review:  Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 9, 2016

While those seeking a similarly scaled production to the original Broadway production (or even the revival) might leave the Eisenhower Theatre somewhat disappointed, those open to experiencing a new interpretation of the familiar material might leave feeling they've had an opportunity to look at an old favorite with new eyes. Perhaps they might better appreciate what drew them to the story in the first place. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Greg Wood and More for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarterPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Greg Wood and More for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center has announced its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes with McCarter's Reimagined A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cast, Creatives Set!Go Behind the Scenes with McCarter's Reimagined A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center has announced its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. (more...)

Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). (more...)

Screen Star Corey Hawkins Signs on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATIONScreen Star Corey Hawkins Signs on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Just announced, Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') will join Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey in the Broadway revival of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation. Hawkins will play Paul, the young con man whose trail of deceit lies at the heart of the play. (more...)

Maybe They're Magic! Cast Complete for Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS National TourMaybe They're Magic! Cast Complete for Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Casting is announced today for the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Phantom Limb Company to Bring Eco-Fable to BAM with MEMORY RINGSPhantom Limb Company to Bring Eco-Fable to BAM with MEMORY RINGS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Inspired by the world's oldest living tree, Phantom Limb Company weaves an enchanting eco-fable through marionette-puppetry, dance, and original music with Memory Rings at BAM, Nov 17-20. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with Nilo Cruz, Priscilla Lopez and More for McCarter's BATHING IN MOONLIGHTSTAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with Nilo Cruz, Priscilla Lopez and More for McCarter's BATHING IN MOONLIGHT
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

A priest is torn between two loves. Marcela (Hannia Guillen) and her Cuban-American family are struggling and Father Monroe (Raul Mendez) offers them warmth and kindness. Generosity blossoms into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical and romantic new play. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Raul Mendez, Hannia Guillen, Priscilla Lopez and More in BATHING IN MOONLIGHT, Opening Tonight at McCarter Theatre CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at Raul Mendez, Hannia Guillen, Priscilla Lopez and More in BATHING IN MOONLIGHT, Opening Tonight at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

A priest is torn between two loves. Marcela (Hannia Guillen) and her Cuban-American family are struggling and Father Monroe (Raul Mendez) offers them warmth and kindness. Generosity blossoms into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical and romantic new play. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action at McCarter Theatre Center below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In the Studio for THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Album, Out Today!STAGE TUBE: In the Studio for THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Album, Out Today!
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the cast album of the critically-acclaimed musical revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM fromRoundabout Theatre Company today, Friday, September 9, 2016. To order, visit sh-k-boom.com/robber-bridegroom. Plus, check out a special 'Making of the Cast Recording' video - featuring exclusive interviews with the cast and creative team, along with studio and production footage - below! (more...)

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