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FREEZE FRAME: Cast of Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Meets the Press!FREEZE FRAME: Cast of Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. This production will feature Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Zegen, and as previously announced, Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar. The company just met the press, and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below. Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, Ethan Hawke, Wallace Shawn & More to Reunite in The New Group's HURLYBURLY Benefit Reading Next MonthBobby Cannavale, Ethan Hawke, Wallace Shawn & More to Reunite in The New Group's HURLYBURLY Benefit Reading Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The New Group announces a one-night-only benefit reading of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, reuniting director Scott Elliott and original cast members from the company's critically-acclaimed 2005 hit revival: Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn, with additional casting to be announced. This special event within The New Group's current 20th Anniversary Season takes place Sunday, April 26 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Off-BroadwayFull Cast Announced for Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. This production will feature Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Zegen, and as previously announced, Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!Photo Coverage: Inside ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of the classic musical On the Twentieth Century starring Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, Golden Globe, SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher, Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Tony winner Michael McGrath and Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson. On the Twentieth Century is choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle and directed by six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis, and features music by Cy Coleman, and book & lyrics by Betty ComdenandAdolph Green. On the Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Millholland. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince. The production officially opened last night, and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

The Gift Theatre Welcomes New Casting DirectorThe Gift Theatre Welcomes New Casting Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The Gift Theatre artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton has announced that Emjoy Gavino has joined the company as casting director. Gavino has been a casting consultant on several theater projects in the Chicago area since 2012; her most recent credits include work with Remy Bumppo, Pavement Group and Theatre on the Lake. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary GalaPhoto Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 10, 2015

Just last night, he New Group just honored Founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and celebrated its 20th Anniversary season. Scott Elliott is an award-winning stage director, filmmaker and the founding Artistic Director of The New Group, where he recently directed the critically acclaimed revival of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones. At The New Group, he has directed world premieres by Thomas Bradshaw, Ayub Khan Din, Francine Volpe, Erika Sheffer and Tommy Nohilly; and the world premiere of the 2010 musical The Kid (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for Outstanding Musical). Other credits include The New Group's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Cynthia Nixon; David Rabe's Hurlyburly; and numerous collaborations with Ayub Khan Din, Wallace Shawn and Mike Leigh. Broadway credits include Present Laughter, Barefoot in the Park, The Threepenny Opera, The Women and Three Sisters. This spring at The New Group, he directs the world premiere of The Spoils, written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the gala below! (more...)

MY TECHNOLOGY, Directed by Deena Levy, Comes to 3LD Art & Technology Center, 3/24-29MY TECHNOLOGY, Directed by Deena Levy, Comes to 3LD Art & Technology Center, 3/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Twenty- and thirty-somethings confront the confusion of technology with identity in 'My Technology,' a new play of ensemble creation conceived and directed by Deena Levy, which premieres March 24 to 29 at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The evening is a composite of ten original one-person pieces interlaced with video projections and stills, choreography and original music. (more...)

THE BIG BANG THEORY Star Kunal Nayyar Joins Cast of New Group's THE SPOILSTHE BIG BANG THEORY Star Kunal Nayyar Joins Cast of New Group's THE SPOILS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The New Group has announced additional casting and production dates for the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. Kunal Nayyar ("The Big Bang Theory") joins Jesse Eisenberg in this production, which marks the third show in The New Group's current 20th Anniversary Season. Previews begin May 7, in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, June 2. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through June 28 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

L.I.P. Service Sets 2015 Season: 'JUDAS,' STREAMERS & THE WHALE!L.I.P. Service Sets 2015 Season: 'JUDAS,' STREAMERS & THE WHALE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

L.I.P. Service has announced their 2015 theatrical season featuring contemporary and groundbreaking productions. This will mark the fourth year of bringing award winning live theater to DFW for L.I.P Service. The new season will include an area premiere, a riveting revival and a gritty retelling of an age-old tale. Race, religion and redemption are challenged in each of these outstanding plays. (more...)

Woodie King to Tour 2015 Black History Month Play Series to Harlem, Queens and the Bronx, 2/8-22Woodie King to Tour 2015 Black History Month Play Series to Harlem, Queens and the Bronx, 2/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Woodie King's National Black Touring Circuit's 2015 Black History Month Play Series will feature "Adam," the story of legendary Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, and a reading of Ossie Davis' seminal play "The People of Clarendon County" from February 8 - 22 in Harlem, Queens and the Bronx. It's produced in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group. Tickets are $20. For more information call 212-353-1176. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKINGIn the Spotlight Series: Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by Walter McBride - Jan 19, 2015

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays January 27 - March 22, 2015, with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKINGPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by Walter McBride - Jan 15, 2015

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays January 27 - March 22, 2015, with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The cast just met the press and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside New Group's THINGS WE WANT Benefit Reading with Ethan Hawke, Peter Dinklage & More!Photo Coverage: Inside New Group's THINGS WE WANT Benefit Reading with Ethan Hawke, Peter Dinklage & More!
by Walter McBride - Jan 6, 2015

The New Group just celebrated its 20th Anniversary Season with a one-night-only benefit reading of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, reuniting director Ethan Hawke with the complete original cast of the critically-acclaimed 2007 world premiere production at The New Group: Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton and Zoe Kazan. This special event took place last night, January 5 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (TheAlice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

Ethan Hawke Directs Zoe Kazan & Entire Original THINGS WE WANT Cast in Benefit Reading TonightEthan Hawke Directs Zoe Kazan & Entire Original THINGS WE WANT Cast in Benefit Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The New Group celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season with a one-night-only benefit reading of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, reuniting director Ethan Hawke with the complete original cast of the critically-acclaimed 2007 world premiere production at The New Group: Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton and Zoe Kazan. (more...)

The Gift Theatre's Annual Season Kickoff TEN Returns Next MonthThe Gift Theatre's Annual Season Kickoff TEN Returns Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

TEN, The Gift Theatre's annual season kickoff celebration of ten 10-minute plays, returns January 1-11, 2015. This year's premieres by The Gift and guests were curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario. Tickets to TEN are free for all at http://thegifttheatre.org/, however subscribers have the first opportunity to reserve. Advance reservations are recommended at 773-283-7071. (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Tops Time's Best Plays and Musicals of 2014'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Tops Time's Best Plays and Musicals of 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is number one while Broadway's The Cripple of Inishmaan and Rocky also nab spots on the list. (more...)

Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein Join Cast of The New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING; Cynthia Nixon DirectsPatricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein Join Cast of The New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING; Cynthia Nixon Directs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, and as previously announced, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays January 27 - March 22, 2015, with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Ethan Hawke to Direct Zoe Kazan & Entire Original THINGS WE WANT Cast for One-Night Only Benefit ReadingEthan Hawke to Direct Zoe Kazan & Entire Original THINGS WE WANT Cast for One-Night Only Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The New Group celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season with a one-night-only benefit reading of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, reuniting director Ethan Hawke with the complete original cast (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Mike Nichols Remembrance - Brilliance On Broadway, In Hollywood & Far BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: A Mike Nichols Remembrance - Brilliance On Broadway, In Hollywood & Far Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 21, 2014

In honor of his death, today we salute one of the most renowned and respected directors on Broadway, in Hollywood and far beyond, the one and only Mike Nichols. (more...)

Lincoln Center to Pay Tribute to Mike Nichols on 65th Street TonightLincoln Center to Pay Tribute to Mike Nichols on 65th Street Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

With the sad news of the passing of stage and screen director Mike Nichols, the distinctive digital signage (known as Blades) along West 65th Street at Lincoln Center will be lit tonight from 7:45 to 8:00 PM with a special message in his honor. (more...)

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