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It's Official: SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Open at Lyceum on Broadway in October
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2010

As BroadwayWorld previously speculated, following a sold out, critically acclaimed and award-winning run Off-Broadway, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the exhilarating new Kander & Ebb musical, will open on Broadway on Sunday, October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Previews will begin on Thursday, October 7. (more...)

SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Open at Lyceum on Broadway in October
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

The New York Times is reporting that producer Barry Weissler has said that The Scottsboro Boys will begin performances in October at the Lyceum Theater. No specific schedule has yet been announced however and the Times reports that 'While noting that plans could change, Mr. Weissler said in a phone interview that he and his colleagues believed the Beaux Arts style of the 107-year-old Lyceum -and its relatively intimate size for a musical, with 902 seats - with 'a good fit for a show that takes place in the 1930s and tells a story of rich history.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Vineyard Theatre's THE METAL CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2010

The Tony Award-winning actor BILLY CRUDUP will star in the world-premiere of Adam Rapp's play THE METAL CHILDREN, which begins previewed May 4 prior to opening May 19, 2010 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director of the Vineyard. Directed by Adam Rapp, additional casting for the play is to be announced. (more...)

Adam Rapp's THE METAL CHILDREN Begins Run At The Vineyard Theatre 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2010

The Vineyard Theatre's world-premiere production of THE METAL CHILDREN, written and directed by Adam Rapp, begins previews on May 5. The play has an official opening on May 19 at the Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Billy Crudup to Star in Rapp's METAL CHILDREN at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2010

The Tony Award-winning actor BILLY CRUDUP will star in the world-premiere of Adam Rapp's play THE METAL CHILDREN, which begins previews May 4 prior to opening May 19, 2010 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director of the Vineyard. Directed by Adam Rapp, additional casting for the play is to be announced. (more...)

2009-10 Drama Desk Award Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2010

Tthe 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the F.H. LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center. Former Drama Desk Award winner Patti LuPone will host the awards ceremony. (more...)

Urie, Ivey, Orphans, Scottsboro & More Win 2010 Lortel Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2010

Lortel Statues for 14 categories and 2 special awards were handed out by celebrity presenters at the 2010 Lucille Lortel Awards at a live awards ceremony tonight at Terminal 5. Hosted by the Off-Broadway League, the live show was co-hosted by Bryan Batt and Bebe Neuwirth and featured performances by Alan Menken, STOMP, Seth Rudetsky, Edward Watts of The Fanasticks and LaChanze. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Opens 2010-2011 Season With MIDDLETOWN, Previews 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2010

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) will opens its 2010-11 season with the world premiere of MIDDLETOWN, a play written by Will Eno (THOM PAIN), and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director for the Vineyard Theatre. Previews are to begin October 6, with an official opening night and casting TBA. (more...)

Original Cast Album of Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Recorded Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2010

The cast of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, which ended its twice extended, sold-out run at Vineyard Theatre on Sunday, April 18, will record an Original Cast Album of the musical on Friday, April 23rd, it has been announced by Vineyard Theatre Artistic Director Douglas Aibel. The cast album of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will be recorded and released by JAY Records. Release date TBA. (more...)

Scottsboro Boys to Play Eight-Week Run at the Guthrie Theater
by BWW - Apr 22, 2010

he Guthrie Theater announced today that it will present a limited eight-week run of The Scottsboro Boys, the stirring new musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the Tony Award-winning creators of Cabaret and Chicago. The Scottsboro Boys received its world premiere Off-Broadway at The Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director; Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, Executive Director), where it just completed a critically acclaimed sold out run. (more...)

Photos: Grammer & Neuwirth Announce '09-'10 Drama League Award Nominees
by Walter McBride - Apr 20, 2010

The Drama League (Jano Herbosch, President; Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director), announced the nominations for the 2009-10 Drama League Awards today at Sardi's with the help of Broadway stars Kelsey Grammer (La Cage Aux Folles) and Bebe Neuwirth (The Addams Family). The 76th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon will take place on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 12:00pm at the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. The event will be co-hosted by Vanessa Williams (Sondheim on Sondheim) and Michael Urie (The Temperamentals). (more...)

2010 Drama League Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2010

The Drama League (Jano Herbosch, President; Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) proudly announces nominations for the 2009-10 Drama League Awards, to be presented at The 76th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 21, 2010 (noon) in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square (1535 Broadway at 46th Street). The event will be co-hosted by Vanessa Williams (Sondheim on Sondheim) and Michael Urie (The Temperamentals). (more...)

Kander and Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Ends Run April 18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2010

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15 Street) will end its run of the world-premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS on April 18. THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS was previously scheduled to run through April 4. (more...)

Stew's New Musical CLEAR To Be Developed At O'Neill Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2010

A new musical, 'Clear,' written by 'Passing Strange' composer Stew, is oen of three new shows to be developed this summer at the O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference, according to a report in Variety. (more...)

Tix For Adam Rapp's THE METAL CHILDREN Now On Sale at The Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2010

Tickets to the Vineyard Theatre's world-premiere production of THE METAL CHILDREN, written and directed by Adam Rapp, will go on sale on Thursday, April 15 prior to the beginning of previews on May 5 and the official opening on May 19 of the play at the Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

MTV To Dominate Thursday Nights With Two New Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

Thursday nights on MTV will be filled with pranks, stunts, leaping and sprinting as two new extreme stunt reality series create humor and excitement. 'The Dudesons in America' introduces the U.S. to four internationally well-known Finnish childhood best friends who take rough-housing to the next level with off the wall stunts and pranks. MTV's 'Ultimate Parkour Challenge' brings live action to MTV with the world's fastest growing extreme sport that showcases the thrilling level of action experienced in Hollywood movies. 'The Dudesons in America' and 'Ultimate Parkour Challenge' will premiere on Thursday, May 6 starting at 10PM ET/PT. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre announces Winner of Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

The Vineyard Theatre will present its 3rd annual Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to emerging playwright Kara Lee Corthron - whose plays include HOLLY DOWN IN HEAVEN, which received a workshop production at the Vineyard, and the forthcoming ETCHED IN SKIN ON A SUNLESS NIGHT -- it has been announced by Vineyard Theater's Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Associate Artistic Director Sarah Stern. (more...)

Three VINEYARD VOICES Events Set For Spring 2010 At Vineyard Theatre, Begins 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

VINEYARD VOICES - the popular Monday night series of panels lead by theater professionals from The Vineyard - will continue this spring with DEVELOPING A MUSICAL on Monday, April 12; THE TV/THEATRE CONNECTION on Monday, May 10; and ALBEE & ENO on Monday, June 7 - all at the Vineyard (108 East 15th Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Times Says No Broadway this Season for SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2010

The New York Times is reporting that the Off-Broadway musical 'The Scottsboro Boys' will not be transferring to Broadway as expected, at least for now. (more...)

Ivey, Dancy, Urie, YANK! et al. Garner Lucille Lortel Nominations; Awards Ceremony Set for 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2010

Nominations in 14 categories and 2 special awards were announced today by the Off-Broadway League for the 2010 Lucille Lortel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement Off-Broadway. This year's ceremony will benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

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