Deaf West Theatre News

Photo Flash: Titus Burgess, Steve Kazee, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Take Part in Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Development Session at The WallisPhoto Flash: Titus Burgess, Steve Kazee, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Take Part in Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Development Session at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Michael Arden has just concluded a weeklong research and development session led by Broadway and television star Tituss Burgess, Tony Award-winners Steve Kazee and Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Tony Award-nominee Valarie Pettiford (Fosse), in advance of a new production of the Stephen Sondheim masterwork Merrily We Roll Along, set to hit the stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts November 22, 2016 through December 18, 2016. Casting for the fall production will be announced at a later date. Check out photos from the session below! (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Below, check out some backstage photos taken by BroadwayWorld's acclaimed photographer, Walter McBride! (more...)

UPDATE: Kickstarter Donations To Fund Deaf West SPRING AWAKENING's Tony Performance Pass $40KUPDATE: Kickstarter Donations To Fund Deaf West SPRING AWAKENING's Tony Performance Pass $40K
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

The Los Angeles-based company needs $200K to cover the costs of performing from their nominated revival on the telecast. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson  to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Deaf West Theatre, whose acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening was nominated for three 2016 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, has announced a crowd funding campaign to support the cost of rehearsing and performing on the 2016 Tony Awards, which are broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 12 from 8:00-11:00pm EST. (more...)

VIDEO: Deaf West Needs Kickstarter Donations To Fund SPRING AWAKENING Tony PerformanceVIDEO: Deaf West Needs Kickstarter Donations To Fund SPRING AWAKENING Tony Performance
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

Money is needed to fly the cast back to New York, get the costumes and instruments and props out of storage and pay for rehearsal space. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Today, the organizers of TEDxBroadway released videos of the talks and performances from the fifth annual event held February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Michael Arden Will Next Take on Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in Los AngelesMichael Arden Will Next Take on Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles unveiled its 2016-17 season today, included in which is a production of the legendary composer's musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, to be helmed by Tony nominee Michael Arden. (more...)

VIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING MovieVIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING Movie
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

The composer/lyricist talks to Laura Heywood about his first hit musical and his newest. (more...)

Ed Asner to Lead Staged Reading of Walter Bagot's ELEVATOR MUSIC at Skylight Theatre, 5/9Ed Asner to Lead Staged Reading of Walter Bagot's ELEVATOR MUSIC at Skylight Theatre, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ed Asner, winner of seven EMMY Awards with 20 nominations and five Golden Globes, will star in the staged reading of Walter Bagot's third play, Elevator Music, at the Skylight Theatre. An entertainment icon, Broadway performer, and Television Academy "Hall of Famer," Asner will be sharing the stage with theatre veteran Rob Nagle (recently Rogue Machine's Pocatello, Antaeus, Troubadour, Denver Center, and Arena Stage). (more...)

Finalists Announced for East West Players & NMI's Musical Theatre InitiativeFinalists Announced for East West Players & NMI's Musical Theatre Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

This week, East West Players (EWP) and New Musicals Inc. (NMI) are proud to announce the Finalists for their joint initiative to develop a new musical. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Who Will Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations? Watch Live!BWW Exclusive: Who Will Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations? Watch Live!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Don't forget to watch the announcement live, exclusively here at BroadwayWorld at 11am! (more...)

ALADDIN Stars Will Announce Drama League Nominees Today; BroadwayWorld Will Exclusively Stream at 11AM!ALADDIN Stars Will Announce Drama League Nominees Today; BroadwayWorld Will Exclusively Stream at 11AM!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Don't forget to watch the announcement live, right here at BroadwayWorld.com.  Check back at 11am to tune in! (more...)

VIDEO: Infinite Flow Wheelchair Dance Company Breaks Through Artistic BarriersVIDEO: Infinite Flow Wheelchair Dance Company Breaks Through Artistic Barriers
by Michael Dale - Apr 14, 2016

A Los Angeles-based company opens eyes to the capabilities of wheelchair users. (more...)

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed & James Monroe Iglehart Will Announce 2016 Drama League Award Nominees; BWW to Livestream!ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed & James Monroe Iglehart Will Announce 2016 Drama League Award Nominees; BWW to Livestream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream at www.broadwayworld.com, and will be hosted by National Life Group, a longstanding Drama League partner and supporter of the arts. Since 1848, National Life has lived its corporate values of do good, be good, and make good by offering financial solutions to those it serves. (more...)

Megan Hilty and Zachary Levi Will Host the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards on 5/20Megan Hilty and Zachary Levi Will Host the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards on 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced that Zachary Levi ('Chuck') and Megan Hilty ('Smash') will host the upcoming 82nd Annual Drama League Awards on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway)beginning at 11:30 a.m. Both Levi and Hilty are celebrated this season for their acclaimed performances in the Roundabout Theatre Company productions of She Loves Me and Noises Off, respectively. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's WORKING IN THE THEATRE Series Scores 2016 Webby Award NominationAmerican Theatre Wing's WORKING IN THE THEATRE Series Scores 2016 Webby Award Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) is thrilled to announce that its legendary, long running, and completely revamped web series, "Working in the Theatre" has been nominated for a 2016 Webby Award for Online Film & Video -  Documentary: Series. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 26th, with the 20th Annual Webby Awards to be held in May 2016. (more...)

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