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Sarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi AwardsSarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl is this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. (more...)

Imagination Playground Announces Return of Gift of PlayImagination Playground Announces Return of Gift of Play
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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Up on the Marquee: FALSETTOS Lights Up BroadwayUp on the Marquee: FALSETTOS Lights Up Broadway
by Walter McBride - Sep 23, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos will begin previews Thursday, September 29, and run for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. BroadwayWorld has a new look at the glittering marquee below! (more...)

Tony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKATony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans) will star in the leading role of Ken Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Lett's 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Mr. Birney has previously appeared in three Second Stage productions - The Family of Mann, Loose Knit, and Winterplay. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Announces Further Extension - Tickets Now Available for May 2017KINKY BOOTS Announces Further Extension - Tickets Now Available for May 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Kinky Boots, now in its second year and the winner of every major Best Musical award, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 6 May 2017. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Friday 9 September 2016, the day after the production celebrates its first birthday in the West End. (more...)

FALSETTOS Box Office Opens Today at the Walter Kerr TheatreFALSETTOS Box Office Opens Today at the Walter Kerr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Walter Kerr box office (219 West 48 Street) opens today, Tuesday, September 6 for the new Broadway production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS, featuring Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe. The production, directed by James Lapine, begins previews Thursday, September 29 and opens Thursday, October 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alan Mingo, Jr., Aaron C. Finley, Haven Burton and More in Broadway's KINKY BOOTSPhoto Flash: First Look at Alan Mingo, Jr., Aaron C. Finley, Haven Burton and More in Broadway's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Aaron C. Finley, Shannon O'Boyle and Haven Burton joined the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots earlier this summer in the roles of Charlie Price, Nicola and Lauren, respectively. They were welcomed by Alan Mingo, Jr. as Lola. Kinky Boots is currently playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new stars in action below! (more...)

Maria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVERMaria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Second Stage Theatre just announced Maria Dizzia will assume the role of Shellie in the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, on Tuesday, September 6. She returns to Second Stage Theatre after her acclaimed performance in the title role of Eurydice, during the company's 28th season. (more...)

Jordan Roth Instagrams 'First Day of School' Photo for FALSETTOS RevivalJordan Roth Instagrams 'First Day of School' Photo for FALSETTOS Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The revival of FALSETTOS began rehearsals yesterday afternoon. President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Jordan Roth, captured a candid moment depicting the smiling faces of some of the revival's most notable names, including Andrew Rannells, Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block and Tracie Thoms, smiling and ready to tell a million stories. (more...)

YouTube and Broadway Star Todrick Hall to Strut Into KINKY BOOTS This FallYouTube and Broadway Star Todrick Hall to Strut Into KINKY BOOTS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Todrick Hall will join the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical, beginning November 1, 2016 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

VIDEO: ON YOUR FEET!'s Child Wrangler Felicia Velasco Takes Us Through Her Nightly RoutineVIDEO: ON YOUR FEET!'s Child Wrangler Felicia Velasco Takes Us Through Her Nightly Routine
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

This is Velasco's eleventh show taking care of Broadway's smallest stars. (more...)

STAGE TUBE 360 Video: Good News, Dear Friend: Maraczek's is Open Again!STAGE TUBE 360 Video: Good News, Dear Friend: Maraczek's is Open Again!
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2016

You may not be able to watch Tony winner and mom-to-be Laura Benanti sing live about delicious vanilla ice cream eight performances a week any longer, but you can revisit the world of Maraczek's through this splendid 360 video of the Tony Award-winning set design by David Rockwell. Step into the romantic world of the parfumerie below! (more...)

It's Complicated: Clever New Artwork Maps Out Relationship Statuses in FALSETTOSIt's Complicated: Clever New Artwork Maps Out Relationship Statuses in FALSETTOS
by Michael Dale - Aug 11, 2016

The central character in William Finn and James Lapine's very New York musical wants it all. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: FALSETTOSUp on the Marquee: FALSETTOS
by Walter McBride - Aug 8, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos will begin previews Thursday, September 29, and run for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. The company will include Anthony Rosenthal (as Jason), Tracie Thoms(as Dr. Charlotte), Brandon Uranowitz (as Mendel), Betsy Wolfe (as Cordelia), Stephanie J. Block(as Trina), Christian Borle (as Marvin), and Andrew Rannells (as Whizzer). (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTSSecond Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ON YOUR FEET!'s New 'Emilio' - Ektor Rivera!Photo Flash: First Look at ON YOUR FEET!'s New 'Emilio' - Ektor Rivera!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Puerto Rican performer Ektor Rivera - winner of the Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Simon Fuller reality series 'Q'Viva! The Chosen' - recently made his Broadway debut as Emilio Estefan in ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. Rivera joins Theater World Award-winning Cuban-American actress Ana Villafaņe as Gloria Estefan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at him in action below! (more...)

Laura Benanti, Sheldon Harnick and More to Celebrate SHE LOVES ME Album at Barnes & NobleLaura Benanti, Sheldon Harnick and More to Celebrate SHE LOVES ME Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of SHE LOVES ME with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 PM featuring Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski and other cast members, featuring the show's lyricist Sheldon Harnick as special guest. (more...)

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDOL Star Kara DioGuardi Visits Broadway's KINKY BOOTSPhoto Flash: AMERICAN IDOL Star Kara DioGuardi Visits Broadway's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kara DioGuardi of AMERICAN IDOL fame visited Broadway's KINKY BOOTS last night - check out photos of her with the cast below! (more...)

The Shed Announces First Artist CommissionsThe Shed Announces First Artist Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Alex Poots, Founding Artistic Director and CEO of The Shed, today announced that New York's new center for artistic invention will launch the first two of a series of pre-opening initiatives. (more...)

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