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@DavidHenryHwang - 3/9/15 06:09pm TV Producer: “Asian guys in my show? Not gonna happen!” http://t.co/db7FDxi7vK via @AsAmNews


@DavidHenryHwang - 3/2/15 10:54pm Next, on to London @BarbicanCentre. Review: ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ by Unsuk Chin, Told With Restraint http://t.co/LyhEEl0dJ3


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TDF to Host Special Performance of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES to Benefit Open DoorsTDF to Host Special Performance of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES to Benefit Open Doors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

On Saturday, April 18th, TDF will host a special reception and performance of The Heidi Chronicles to celebrate the show's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, and to raise funds for the arts education program she co-founded, TDF's Open Doors. Open Doors, now in its 17th year, is the first arts education program to be awarded a special Tony Honor for 'Excellence in the Theatre.' (more...)

East West Players to Open The Who's TOMMY on 5/13East West Players to Open The Who's TOMMY on 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

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, continues its 50th Anniversary Season, Golden, with 'The Who's TOMMY,' Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. 'The Who's TOMMY' was originally produced on Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions. The production is directed by Snehal Desai (EWP's 'A Nice Indian Boy') with musical direction by Marc Macalintal (EWP's 'Chess,' 'Krunk Fu Battle Battle') and choreography by Janet Roston (Ovation Award and NAACP Award winner for 'The Color Purple' at Celebration Theatre). Generous support for this production is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA Turns 15THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA Turns 15
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 26, 2015

Today we look back at Elton John & Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning rock musical AIDA. (more...)

Bay Area Playwrights Festival Partners with Tides TheatreBay Area Playwrights Festival Partners with Tides Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Playwrights Foundation has announced a partnership with Tides Theatre as the new home for our annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), now in its 38th year, which will run July 17-27, 2015 at the 90-seat theater in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/23/15- AIDASTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/23/15- AIDA
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2015

Today in 2000, Aida opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1852 performances. Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now 'Touring Broadway Awards') and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GLOBAL TAX DRIVER Could Use Clearer DirectionsBWW Reviews: GLOBAL TAX DRIVER Could Use Clearer Directions
by Gil Kaan - Mar 23, 2015

A talented ensemble energizes the Los Angeles premiere of playwright Leilani Chan's Global Taxi Driver, a collection of taxi drivers' stories from all over the world. (more...)

M. BUTTERFLY Opens This Weekend at City LightsM. BUTTERFLY Opens This Weekend at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Opening this weekend at City Lights, M. Butterfly weaves realism, ritual, and vivid theatricality into a haunting tale of a French diplomat who thinks he's found the ideal woman. It's a story that all started with real-life events. (more...)

Covenant House Youth to Join Broadway Stars in CROSSING BRIDGES Play Festival This WeekendCovenant House Youth to Join Broadway Stars in CROSSING BRIDGES Play Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The theatrical result of a unique international partnership between New York's Covenant House International and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London will be showcased this month at the star-studded Crossing Bridges Play Festival in Manhattan. The event, which is being held at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theatre on Sunday 22 March 2015, has also been made possible thanks to a line-up of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners and nominees, all of whom have generously donated their time and talents to the project. (more...)

Playwrights from Middle East & Eastern Europe Set for 'hotINK at The Lark' 2015, 4/26-27Playwrights from Middle East & Eastern Europe Set for 'hotINK at The Lark' 2015, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

hotINK at The Lark is proud to present four play readings, written by playwrights who hail from the Middle East and Eastern Europe: MRS. GHADA'S PAIN THRESHOLD by Abdullah Alkafri (Syria), translated by Hassan Abdulrazzak; I.D. by Amahl Khouri (Jordan); MINE WATER by Csaba Szekely (Romania), translated by Mari Albert; THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF WASHING MACHINES by Elise Wilk (Romania), translated by Ioana Ieronim. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions; Maureen McGovern: Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters at 54 Below; Columbia University Songbook featuring David Henry Hwang & More; A Sophisticated Ladies Reunion at 54 Below; and 54 Sings A Man of No Importance. (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cultural Divides in ArtsWest's CHINGLISHBWW Reviews: Cultural Divides in ArtsWest's CHINGLISH
by Jay Irwin - Mar 7, 2015

The message of a cultural divide, sometimes hilarious and sometimes tragic, is there in ArtsWest's current production of David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish" but it just needs to settle into a more concise telling of the story. I'm sure it will settle in over time but there was just a lack of pacing as if the actors weren't quite sure of their next line. But that's fairly understandable as about half of the play is in Chinese. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano and Devin Ilaw Join Columbia University Songbook at 54 Below, 3/10Jennifer Damiano and Devin Ilaw Join Columbia University Songbook at 54 Below, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Columbia University Songbook on Tuesday, March 10th at 9:30pm. Columbia University Songbook is dedicated to showcasing material created by past and present musical theatre luminaries who have been affiliated with Columbia University throughout the years. (more...)

Tickets to IngeTheater Festival Now on SaleTickets to IngeTheater Festival Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The William Inge Theater Festival, the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, will take place April 17-19, at Independence Community College, Independence, KS. Tickets for all Festival events can be purchased at www.ingecenter.org/tickets, or by calling the office, (620) 332-5491, Monday through Friday, between (more...)

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

LA Phil to Present West Coast Premiere of Unsuk Chin's ALICE IN WONDERLAND This WeekendLA Phil to Present West Coast Premiere of Unsuk Chin's ALICE IN WONDERLAND This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents the West Coast premiere of Unsuk Chin's daring Alice in Wonderland at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28, at 8 pm. (more...)

ArtsWest to Stage Seattle Premiere of CHINGLISH, 3/5-29ArtsWest to Stage Seattle Premiere of CHINGLISH, 3/5-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

ArtsWest has announced the Seattle Premiere of Chinglish, penned by renowned playwright, librettist and screenwriter, David Henry Hwang. Described in the New Yorker as 'the most successful Chinese-American playwright this country has produced', David Henry Hwang may be best known for his Tony-winning play M. Butterfly (1988), but is also noted for writing insightful satire, often laced with his own quick wit. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Big Load of Talent Tossed Into WASHER/DRYER Spins Out a Clean, Hot, Fresh, Finished Piece of EntertainmentBWW Reviews: Big Load of Talent Tossed Into WASHER/DRYER Spins Out a Clean, Hot, Fresh, Finished Piece of Entertainment
by Gil Kaan - Feb 20, 2015

Perfect mix of talents all-around combine for a well-produced world premiere of playwright Nandita Shenoy's witty Washer/Dryer. Director Peter J. Kuo whips this talented cast of five through a fast, even paced ninety-minutes of social issues served up on a tasty elixir of laughter. (more...)

Justin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical LabJustin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Sheryl Kaller helmed musical adaption of the Aldous Huxley classic BRAVE NEW WORLD will present two presentations onFebruary 23rd at 3PM and February 24th at noon following the culmination of a two week experimental AEA Lab. (more...)

THE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next MonthTHE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The New Black Fest, a theater organization celebrating provocative storytelling, music and discussion from the African Diaspora, is proud to announce The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

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