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BWW Review: Norbert Leo Butz Stars in Hamish Linklater's Ambitious Drama THE WHIRLIGIGBWW Review: Norbert Leo Butz Stars in Hamish Linklater's Ambitious Drama THE WHIRLIGIG
by Michael Dale - May 28, 2017

"In a whirligig of grief" is how one character describes the emotional state of another in Hamish Linklater's ambitious new play, THE WHIRLIGIG, receiving a fine premiere mounting by The New Group's artistic director, Scott Elliott. (more...)

Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING Extends Ahead of Opening at MCC TheaterMatthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING Extends Ahead of Opening at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

MCC Theater has announced the extension by popular demand of The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Off-Broadway's Biggest Night with the Obie Award Winners!Photo Coverage: Inside Off-Broadway's Biggest Night with the Obie Award Winners!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) just presented the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).  (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) just presented the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).  (more...)

Stephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors GraduationStephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's award-winning Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 5 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).   (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Final West End Performance in August; Tour to Open in SeptemberBEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Final West End Performance in August; Tour to Open in September
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, based on the early life and career of legendary singer songwriter Carole King, will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 5 August 2017.  (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among Tonight's Obie Award PresentersDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among Tonight's Obie Award Presenters
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that the star-studded line-up of presenters at tonight's 62nd Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at National TourBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at National Tour
by Keith Waits - May 22, 2017

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at National Tour (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of THE WHIRLIGIGPhoto Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of THE WHIRLIGIG
by Walter McBride - May 22, 2017

 The New Group presents the world premiere production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs Show-Stopping HAIRSPRAY LIVE Number at CTGLA's 50th Anniversary CelebrationVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs Show-Stopping HAIRSPRAY LIVE Number at CTGLA's 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

LA's Center Theatre Group celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a plethora of performance stars including Jennifer Hudson who took the stage at the gala event and performed one of her most show-stopping numbers from Hairspray Live, 'I Know Where I've Been.' (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Taking on Empowering Role in HAIRSPRAY LIVEVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Taking on Empowering Role in HAIRSPRAY LIVE
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2017

Jennifer Hudson recently sat down with GoldDerby to have a conversation about what it was like taking on the iconic role of Motormouth Maybelle in NBC's Hairspray Live. Hudson describes the role as deeply empowering and very relevant to times today. She also touches on the difficulties in taking on a role that so many greats have played before her and how she brought her own experiences into the character. Check out the full interview for more. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Kristin Chenoweth & Neil MeronBWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Kristin Chenoweth & Neil Meron
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On Monday, May 22 (6PM) SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld will host a special screening of Hairspray Live! followed by a Q&A with Kristin Chenoweth and Executive Producer Neil Meron. Moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at the Robin Williams Center (247 W 54th St). (more...)

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera HouseBWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House
by Samuel Weber - May 17, 2017

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Kentucky Center For The ArtsBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - May 17, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL opens triumphantly in Louisville. (more...)

THE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New GroupTHE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for the company's world premiere production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells.  (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Arrives in Wisconsin in One Month!BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Arrives in Wisconsin in One Month!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical , about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Fox Cities premiere at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for one week only, May 30 - June 4. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Premiere in Columbus This JuneBEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Premiere in Columbus This June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

From producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, CAPA and Broadway in Columbus present the Columbus premiere of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, at the Ohio Theatre June 6-11. (more...)

THE WHIRLIGIG Begins Previews Tonight at The New GroupTHE WHIRLIGIG Begins Previews Tonight at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The New Group proudly presents Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells, in a world premiere production directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Arthur Miller's THE PRICE Enters Final Weeks on BroadwayArthur Miller's THE PRICE Enters Final Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney, on Sunday, May 14. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Toe-taps Its Way to the Altria TheaterBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Toe-taps Its Way to the Altria Theater
by Jeremy Bustin - Apr 27, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is part of the 2016-2017 Broadway in Richmond series. (more...)

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