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Photo Flash: Bilingual Comedy CHINGLISH Takes the Stage at Park TheaterPhoto Flash: Bilingual Comedy CHINGLISH Takes the Stage at Park Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Gyuri Sarossy (The Rover RSC, Two Noble Kinsmen RSC, The Absence of War Headlong) and Candy Ma (Project New Earth, Chinese Arts Centre and Yellow Earth Theatre) have been announced to lead the talented bilingual cast of Chinglish. Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang returns to Park Theatre with the European premiere of his Broadway hit Chinglish following the sell-out success of Yellow Face (Park Theatre 2013, National Theatre 2014). (more...)

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Gains New Relevance As Americans Debate Refugee IssuesBWW Review: MISS SAIGON Gains New Relevance As Americans Debate Refugee Issues
by Michael Dale - Mar 24, 2017

The helicopter is real this time, as is the Asian heritage of the leading man, as Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's MISS SAIGON lands at the Broadway Theatre once more. Laurence Connor does a solid job of mounting producer Cameron Mackintosh's newest version, with three of its West End stars crossing the Atlantic to make their Broadway debuts. (more...)

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL: A WINDOW INTO NEW YORKLaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL: A WINDOW INTO NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This year's Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts features six new plays that are in the pre-production stage of development. Each of the plays has gone through readings and workshops in the past and the writers Melis Aker, Scott Barrow, Leila Buck, Kevin Doyle, Joey Merlo, Kyoung Park and their plays are ready for the next step. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama presents MAJOR BARBARASyracuse University Department of Drama presents MAJOR BARBARA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

"The greatest of evils and the worst crime is poverty," declared George Bernard Shaw in the introduction to his famous play "Major Barbara". Written in 1906, this deliciously provocative comedy is the next offering in the Syracuse University Department of Drama season. Performances in the Storch Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/Drama complex begin March 31, with the official opening night on April 1. (more...)

Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature TheatreHannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. (more...)

Tina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This FallTina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables, the only area appearance of the one-of-a-kind internet sensation The Piano Guys, the Washington premiere of the hilarious smash hit comedy Something Rotten! and the Washington premiere of Waitress with music by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. (more...)

Deedee Magno Hall and Cliffton Hall to Lead NEXT TO NORMAL at East West Players; Cast, Creatives Set!Deedee Magno Hall and Cliffton Hall to Lead NEXT TO NORMAL at East West Players; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, has announced the cast and creative team for Next to Normal, which begins performances on May 12 and runs until June 11, 2017, with opening night on May 17. (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's New Work FATALES to Headline 40th Annual Bay Area Playwrights FestivalLauren Gunderson's New Work FATALES to Headline 40th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Playwrights Foundation (PF) Artistic Director Amy Mueller has announced a year-long celebration of its illustrious 40-year legacy discovering and supporting unknown playwrights, who have gone on to become some of the most important contemporary voices of American theater. Playwrights Foundation kicks off the 40th Anniversary celebration with its flagship event, the annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) July 14 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, San Francisco CA. (more...)

The 40th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival Begins 7/14The 40th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival Begins 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Playwrights Foundation (PF) Artistic Director Amy Mueller has announced a year-long celebration of its illustrious 40-year legacy discovering and supporting unknown playwrights, who have gone on to become some of the most important contemporary voices of American theater.  Playwrights Foundation kicks off the 40th Anniversary celebration with its flagship event, the annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) July 14 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, San Francisco CA.  The Festival is a two-week celebration of playwriting during which six new plays, selected from over 500 submissions, are performed as staged readings with top Bay Area actors, offering audiences an intimate experience of engaging with the creative process.  Tickets go on sale June 1st.  For more information, visit our new website, playwrightsfoundation.org. (more...)

Guest Blog: Windson Liong On Asian Representation and CHINGLISHGuest Blog: Windson Liong On Asian Representation and CHINGLISH
by Guest Blog: Windson Liong - Mar 13, 2017

I am extremely excited to be a part of the European premiere of Chinglish, because with the current political climate, a play like this that celebrates diversity is important now, more so than ever. I play the role of Bing, a translator who hardly translates, and also, Xu Geming, a judge who wants to lead the city of Guiyang to new heights. (more...)

Disney's TARZAN Gets Chicago Premiere This SpringDisney's TARZAN Gets Chicago Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, NightBlue Performing Arts Company opens its 2017 season with the Chicago premiere of 'Disney's TARZAN: The Broadway Musical' at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

The Semitic Root presents THE STRANGESTThe Semitic Root presents THE STRANGEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling cafe, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. The Strangest is an absurdist murder mystery loosely inspired by the unnamed Arab killed in Albert Camus' classic novel, The Stranger. Experience French Algiers on the brink of revolution, and witness three Arab brothers vie for the love of the same woman. Their bitter rivalry ends only when one is gunned down by a French stranger.Written by Betty Shamieh ( The Black Eyed, Roar, Fit for a Queen) and directed by May Adrales ( Vietgone, Luce).  (more...)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents TARZAN THE MUSICALJefferson Performing Arts Society presents TARZAN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

If you loved Mary Poppins's flight over the audience last spring at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, you do not want to miss Tarzan the Musical playing from March 17-26! Tarzan the Musical features flying gorillas, leopards, Tarzan, Jane, and many more!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE OUTER SPACE at the PublicPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE OUTER SPACE at the Public
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 9, 2017

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of Ethan Lipton's The Outer Space, directed by Leigh Silverman. THE OUTER SPACE opened just last night, March 8 in Joe's Pub at The Public. The Outer Space features music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy, and Ian M. Riggs.  (more...)

Photo Flash:  Park Theatre presents David Henry Hwang's CHINGLISHPhoto Flash: Park Theatre presents David Henry Hwang's CHINGLISH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Gyuri Sarossy (The Rover RSC, Two Noble Kinsmen RSC, The Absence of War Headlong) and Candy Ma (Project New Earth, Chinese Arts Centre and Yellow Earth Theatre) have been announced to lead the talented bilingual cast of Chinglish. Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang returns to Park Theatre with the European premiere of his Broadway hit Chinglish following the sell-out success of Yellow Face (Park Theatre 2013, National Theatre 2014). (more...)

THIS IS US Scribe and Neil LaBute Among Writers of THE OTHER PLAYSTHIS IS US Scribe and Neil LaBute Among Writers of THE OTHER PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit this past summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, will kick off its 38th season with the World Premiere of THE OTHER PLAYS: SHORT PLAYS ABOUT THE OTHERNESS IN OUR SOCIETY, a bill of new short works by playwrights Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter (a Writers Guild Award nominee for This Is Us), Lameece Isaaq, Neil LaBute and Tatiana Rivera. This evening of short plays exploring the themes of race, religion, sexual identity, and social otherness begins previews on March 10 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 16. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Presents TARZAN THE MUSICALThe Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Presents TARZAN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

This is serious monkey business!  The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents TARZAN THE STAGE MUSICAL BASED ON THE DISNEY FILM April 1-9, 2017 at the Taft Theatre.   (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed This WeekRoundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Signature Theatre Extends Sold-Out THE ANTIPODES by One WeekSignature Theatre Extends Sold-Out THE ANTIPODES by One Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended one week after selling out its initial run in less than 72 hours. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christopher Gattelli Taps into Big Screen NEWSIES  and Broadway-Bound FROZENBWW Interview: Christopher Gattelli Taps into Big Screen NEWSIES and Broadway-Bound FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Christopher Gattelli, the Tony-winning choreographer, is practically jumping with joy over the success of ''Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!'' and its giant leap to the big screen. Its three-day screenings (Feb. 16, 18 and 22) broke records to become the highest-grossing Broadway event from Fathom Events. And now ''Disney's Newsies'' will return for an encore showing on Saturday, March 4, at 12:55 p.m. (more...)

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