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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 23, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 23, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and we are all so very lucky to be alive and to be engaged in the creation of live theater - in Tennessee, no less - with the ability to live life dramatically and to reflect on the world around us. And what a world it is: Last night, people in Nashville were exultant…the Nashville Predators won the Western Conference Playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup Final of the National Hockey League! (more...)

Molly Ringwald, Cast of TICK, TICK...BOOM! to Perform at Keen Company's 17th Annual Benefit GalaMolly Ringwald, Cast of TICK, TICK...BOOM! to Perform at Keen Company's 17th Annual Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Victoria Leacock Hoffman was a long-time collaborator of Jonathan Larson and original producer of tick, tick...BOOM! Help Keen Company salute her vision and incredible contribution to musical theatre history. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage ICOST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), begins performances tonight, Tuesday May 16, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Stars of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BANDSTAND, COME FROM AWAY, GREAT COMET and More to Perform at MTC's Spring GalaStars of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BANDSTAND, COME FROM AWAY, GREAT COMET and More to Perform at MTC's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Matthew C. Blank, Chairman of Showtime Networks Inc. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Updated 'I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT', ACT OF GOD and More Set for George Street in 2017-18 at Interim VenueUpdated 'I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT', ACT OF GOD and More Set for George Street in 2017-18 at Interim Venue
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

George Street Playhouse announced today it will present its 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons at 103 College Farm Road, just off of Route 1 in New Brunswick -- 2 miles from its current home on Livingston Avenue.  Formerly known as the Agricultural Museum of New Jersey, and now owned by Rutgers University, the site will serve as the interim location of the Playhouse for two years as its future home -- the recently announced state-of-the-art performing arts center -- is built on Livingston Avenue. (more...)

BWW Review: TICK, TICK...BOOM!, Park TheatreBWW Review: TICK, TICK...BOOM!, Park Theatre
by Rona Kelly - May 9, 2017

After an absence of almost a decade, tick, tick…BOOM! bursts back onto the London stage at the Park Theatre. There's plenty of energy, a natural spark among the three leads, but little emotional impact in this revival. It ticks, ticks along, but lacks the boom. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 2, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 2, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 2, 2017 - we hope you're ready for the Tony Awards nominations being announced this morning at 7:30 a.m. God's time (which is also Nashville's time, aka daylight saving time) and pondering the musical question: What the hell goes into picking a season's worth of shows for local theatre companies? Sure, we presume it has something to do with selling tickets, enlightening their audiences and testing their artistic limits, but we sometimes fear it's for reason for too pedestrian for us to consider and far too plebeian for our tender psyches to even ponder… (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD's Michael Xavier Joins the Court for PRINCE OF BROADWAYSUNSET BOULEVARD's Michael Xavier Joins the Court for PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - Talking with Jill Jones from PROOF at The Studio TheatreBWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - Talking with Jill Jones from PROOF at The Studio Theatre
by Student Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Apr 27, 2017

The Studio Theatre finishes its inaugural season with David Auburn's PROOF. The play follows Catherine, the daughter of a recently deceased mathematics professor, as she struggles with the mathematical genius she shares with her father, and the mental illness she fears she might have inherited from him. I talked with Jill Jones (Catherine) about her own math skills, the small cast, and the challenges of the show. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 25, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 25, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2017

Meanwhile, you can cast your eyes toward today's photogenic cover models, the lovely and talented Cooper and his human, Nashville actress/designer Ashley Wolfe - both of them are pretty swell, in our estimation (even deserving of a Tony Award), and while we worry about them taking selfies while driving and while catching up on the theatrical news every morning, we are assured they were at a full stop when this photo was snapped. In fact, according to the human member of the duo she hadn't yet turned her key to the on position. (more...)

MTC's Role-Swapping THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Extends on BroadwayMTC's Role-Swapping THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Extends on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a two-week extension for Manhattan Theatre Club's universally acclaimed new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

New Regional Theater Company Debuts with Psychological Thriller DARK VANILLA JUNGLENew Regional Theater Company Debuts with Psychological Thriller DARK VANILLA JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

There are 29 shows at the Tampa Fringe Festival. Why is the psychological thriller Dark Vanilla Jungle the one you can't miss? (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tomorrow on BroadwayTHE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

A friendly reminder that Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opens tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Theater with a View Returns with Pulitzer Winner RABBIT HOLETheater with a View Returns with Pulitzer Winner RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Theater with a View, Pottstown's professional site-specific theatre company, returns this July with a brand new production of David Linday-Abaire's award-winning drama Rabbit Hole. The production, which will be staged entirely outdoors at the Sycamore Hill estate (481 Ebelhare Road, Pottstown, PA), begins previews on Wednesday, July 12 and will run through Saturday, July 29. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Finds Quartet of Stars at Manhattan Theatre ClubCOST OF LIVING Finds Quartet of Stars at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

L ynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark). (more...)

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Summer Theatre Academy Moves to Lord Stirling Community School in New Brunswick for 2017George Street Playhouse Summer Theatre Academy Moves to Lord Stirling Community School in New Brunswick for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

With George Street Playhouse temporarily relocating during the construction of its new home in downtown New Brunswick, its popular Summer Theatre Academy will take place July 3-28 at nearby Lord Stirling Community School. The Academy celebrates creative expression and provides a fun, engaging environment for youth and teens to explore theatre, develop self-confidence and collaborate with others. These affordable two- and four-week classes are for budding thespians of any experience level ages 5-18.   (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street PlayhouseNancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced full casting for Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in the Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. (more...)

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