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BWW Review: TARZAN at Hale Center Theater Orem is a Realistic World of WonderBWW Review: TARZAN at Hale Center Theater Orem is a Realistic World of Wonder
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 23, 2017

Hale Center Theater Orem's production of TARZAN is a realistic, emotive depiction of a well-known story. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 20th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac in HAMLET, FULFILLMENT CENTER at MTC and More!BWW Morning Brief June 20th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac in HAMLET, FULFILLMENT CENTER at MTC and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Oscar Isaac stars in HAMLET, beginning tonight at The Public Theater, and MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER opens Off-Broadway! (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood BowlCarmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Ronald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & NobleRonald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

On July 12th, 6-7pm - International Goodwill Cultural Ambassador/performing artist Ronald Rand will be joined by legendary film star Brian Cox, stage and screen actress Nicole Ansari, one of America's greatest sculptors Carolyn D. Palmer, singer extraordinaire Julie Budd, Encompass New Opera Theatre artistic director Nancy Rhodes, Broadway and film director Michael Pressman, historian Louise Hirschfeld, and legendary portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler for an exciting panel discussion about creativity in film, theater, music and art at Barnes & Noble-Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, NYC. (more...)

Breaking: Clive Owen-Led M. BUTTERFLY Will Open at the Cort Theatre This October!Breaking: Clive Owen-Led M. BUTTERFLY Will Open at the Cort Theatre This October!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris (CEO, Sony Music) announced today that the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, will open on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street) on October 26, 2017. Directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen as Rene Gallimard, M. BUTTERFLY will begin previews on October 7, 2017. (more...)

New Musical ZAREPHATH Brings Free Summer Fun to NYCNew Musical ZAREPHATH Brings Free Summer Fun to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Written, directed, and composed by Ayvaunn Penn, the gospel and jazz infused musical Zarephath is a dance-filled ensemble piece created under the tutelage of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage & Tony Award Winner David Henry Hwang. (more...)

Silk Road Rising Announces 2017-2018 15th Anniversary SeasonSilk Road Rising Announces 2017-2018 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Silk Road Rising has announced its 15th Anniversary Season, which includes two world premieres, one U.S. premiere, and three staged reading series. Announcing the season, Founding Artistic Director Jamil Khoury said, "When a new theatre company launches its first season, all hopes are pinned on reaching a second. Then a fifth. Then a tenth season. Each one a milestone in its own right. But the tenth season is seen as a tipping point-from there, the company either begins to power down or commits to longevity. Five years later, the coveted fifteenth season shines as a testament to their achievements-to the relevance of the company's mission, the quality of its artistic work, the veracity of its artists and staff, and the sheer vitality of its role within the theatrical ecosystem." (more...)

7th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival is Fast Approaching7th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival is Fast Approaching
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its seventh year, beginning a new and exciting partnership with Mile Square Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by over 30 of New Jersey's established and emerging playwrights and directors plays three performances only, Saturday, June 24th at 8pm, and Sunday, June 25th at 3pm & 7pm, 1400 Clinton St, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at www.milesquaretheatre.org (more...)

Artistic Teams For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Named: Directors & DramaturgsArtistic Teams For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Named: Directors & Dramaturgs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premiere launchpad for exceptional emerging playwrights has named the artistic teams and daily schedule for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF).  The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events, and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2017 Tony Award Red Carpet Arrivals- Part 1Photo Coverage: 2017 Tony Award Red Carpet Arrivals- Part 1
by Walter McBride - Jun 11, 2017

It's finally here! Follow along with BroadwayWorld.com ALL night, while you're glued to CBS on TV for all things Tony Awards. (more...)

Tony Awards Social Media Team to Offer Facebook 'Thank You Cam' and MoreTony Awards Social Media Team to Offer Facebook 'Thank You Cam' and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Broadway's biggest night becomes Broadway's biggest day as the Tony Awards' social channels present real-time, interactive, and exclusive content this Sunday, June 11. (more...)

Spectrum News NY1 to Air ON STAGE LIVE RED CARPET TO THE TONYS, 6/11Spectrum News NY1 to Air ON STAGE LIVE RED CARPET TO THE TONYS, 6/11
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Spectrum News NY1's On Stage will deliver its signature Broadway coverage with an exclusive two-hour Live Red Carpet to the Tonys special at the 71st Annual Tony Awards® on Sunday, June 11. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 8, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 8, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, June 8, 2017 - which means it's #theaterThursday (seriously, you could help a guy out here and make that hashtag a #thing) and your latest opportunity to live life dramatically! What better way to do that than by making plans to get yourself to the theater and see a show, live onstage… (more...)

Sara Bareilles, Glenn Close, Sutton Foster, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More to Appear at 71st Annual Tony AwardsSara Bareilles, Glenn Close, Sutton Foster, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More to Appear at 71st Annual Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Additional stars have been announced for the 71st Annual Tony Awards, which will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on CBS, Sunday, June 11th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The TONY AWARDS are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse's 2016-17 Season to Swing to a Close with TARZANBerkeley Playhouse's 2016-17 Season to Swing to a Close with TARZAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Closing out the record-breaking 2016-17 season at Berkeley Playhouse is Tarzan, the pulse-pounding musical adventure based on Disney's Oscar winning animated film and the classic novel, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. (more...)

2nd Annual Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series Announced2nd Annual Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University School of the Arts have announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's 2017 New Play Reading Series. (more...)

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater UptownSOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater Uptown
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Second Stage Theater's (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) production of SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER has been extended by one week and will now play through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!
by Michael Sterling - May 31, 2017

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the west coast's renowned Center Theatre Group was a thrilling evening of performances top lined by Academy Award winner and Platinum recording artist Jennifer Hudson at the Ahmanson Theatre Sunday, May 20th in Los Angeles. Fresh off her acclaimed performance in NBC's "Hairspray Live!," Hudson sang the evening's closing number. BWW TV's own Michael Sterling covered the red carpet for the much anticipated event. (more...)

WINTER by Julie Jensen World Premiere Opens 7/15WINTER by Julie Jensen World Premiere Opens 7/15
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

A searing, compassionate, and often very funny examination of the end of life-and the unconventional path one woman takes to get there, WINTER opens with a press night on Saturday July 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Previews July 13 &14), and runs through August 13 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Nationally acclaimed playwright Julie Jensen explores one of the most controversial topics in America. (more...)

BWW Review: East West Players presents Emotional NEXT TO NORMALBWW Review: East West Players presents Emotional NEXT TO NORMAL
by Michael Quintos - May 30, 2017

To close out its historic 51st season, East West Players is presenting a bold and emotionally-packed production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical NEXT TO NORMAL, which continues performances at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts through June 11, 2017. Featuring a deeply connected, all-Asian-American cast led by a stirring, awards-worthy performance by Deedee Magno Hall, EWP's top-notch production of NEXT TO NORMAL is one of the most impressive and important regional productions of this notable musical you will ever experience. No matter what your racial or ethnic background, this production will sear its way into you. (more...)

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