F. Murray Abraham News

Schoenfeld Theatre Box Office Now Open for Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The box office officially opened today for the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, which will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning on Thursday, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. Tickets are available by visiting the Schoenfeld Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm (also Sundays, beginning August 31st); or online at Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. It's Only A Play is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport. For more information, visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com. (more...)

Sir Patrick Stewart Set for Oxford Shakespeare Company Master Class in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Following artists like Kevin Spacey, Sir Derek Jacobi, F Murray Abraham, Frank Langella and Fiona Shaw, Sir Patrick Stewart will be sitting down with artistic director Ron Song Destro and acting students at the Oxford Shakespeare Company in New York for a master class in September. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Already Drawing Top Dollar
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The New York Post writes that the upcoming revival of Tony winner Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY has already drawn $5.5 million before its opening on Broadway this fall, more than any other show so far. No question the numbers are at least partially due to legendary duo Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick and their all-star castmates. (more...)

VIDEO: John Lithgow Talks Realizing His Dream of Playing 'King Lear' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy chatted with John Lithgow about playing the titular role of King Lear for Shakespeare in the Park (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE ALCHEMIST, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, a rowdy tale of con artists and their gullible prey. (more...)

Chastain and Abraham Join the Cast for The Public's Free Forum, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Jessica Chastain, Annette Bening, F. Murray Abraham, and E.L. Doctorow join tomorrow night's PUBLIC FORUM: SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA! Join us as we celebrate Shakespeare and the newly released Library of America book, Shakespeare in America, edited by Public Theater Shakespeare Scholar in Residence James Shapiro. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by Walter McBride - Jun 26, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of 4-time Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy, It's Only A Play will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9. Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY Adds Performances; First Preview Moved to 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport have announced a new start date for the star-studded Broadway production of 4-time Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy, It's Only A Play. Previously on sale for performances beginning September 4, 2014, the first preview of It's Only A Play is now set for Thursday, August 28, 2014 due to overwhelming popular demand. Tickets are now on sale for the added week. It's Only a Play will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9. Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. Tickets will be available at the Schoenfeld Box Office (236 West 45th Street) starting July 31. For more information, visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Open Season with World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING, 7/9 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING by Michelle Kholos Brooks. The production stars Christina Pickles and Bruce Weitz, who between them have a combined total of 14 Emmy nominations, and is directed by Cameron Watson, who has been heralded as "one of our finest contemporary directors" by The Los Angeles Times, while The Wall Street Journal declared his work "the best in the country." (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS Closes Today, National Tour in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Mothers and Sons, starring the two-time 2014 Tony® Award nominee for Best Play and Leading Actress in a Play (Tyne Daly), will play its final performance at the Sunday, June 22nd matinee at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). At the time of its closing, Mothers and Sons will have played 33 preview performances and 104 regular performances. (more...)

HARRY POTTER Star Rupert Grint to Make Broadway Debut in Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

According to Entertainment weekly, Harry Potter veteran Rupert Grint will soon make his Broadway debut in Terrence McNally's next Broadway comedy- It's Only a Play. Grint will play 'Frank Finger', a 'wunderkind director of a new play by an anxious writer.' He made his stage debut earlier this year in the West End production of Jez Butterworth's Mojo. (more...)

Tickets Are Now On Sale for the Star-Studded Broadway Production of McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that tickets are now on sale to the general public for the star-studded Broadway production of Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy, It's Only A Play. (more...)

Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS to Close 6/22 on Broadway; National Tour in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle announced today that Mothers and Sons, the two-time 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best Play and Leading Actress in a Play (Tyne Daly), will play its final performance at the Sunday, June 22nd matinee at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

Breaking News: MOTHERS AND SONS to Close on June 22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle announced today that Mothers and Sons, the two-time 2014 Tony® Award nominee for Best Play and Leading Actress in a Play (Tyne Daly), will play its final performance at the Sunday, June 22nd matinee at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

Dave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Classic Stage Company has announced that Dave Quay, who appeared in the company's recent production of David Ives' The Heir Apparent, is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/5/14 - Tonys Pop-Up Shop, All-Asian OLIVER!, Kenneth Branagh & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 05, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Tony Awards are fast approaching and BWW will be bringing you an inside look at rehearsals, plus performances at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop today. The Interfaith Awards Gala is tonight, NAAP's all-Asian OLIVER! begins performances, Kenneth Branagh makes his NY stage debut and more! (more...)

F. Murray Abraham and Stockard Channing Join Megan Mullally & More in Broadway-Bound IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Academy Award® winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony Award® winner Matthew Broderick, Tony Award® winner Stockard Channing, Tony Award®winner Nathan Lane, Emmy Award® winner Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock will star on Broadway in a newly revised version of Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy, It's Only a Play, which first premiered in New York in 1986 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien will direct. Additional casting will be announced shortly. The production will play a strictly limited 17-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) beginning this fall, 2014, with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega to Perform at 19th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

THE LOWER EAST SIDE (LES) FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS - one of the most exciting, eclectic and FREE annual festivals in all of New York City - will present a once in a lifetime performance from Broadway legend DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA at 6:30 pm on Friday, May 23rd. The indispensable Theater for the New City (155 Fist Ave. at 10th St.) is sponsoring the event, which runs all weekend long from May 23rd until May 25th. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, F. Murray Abraham & Euan Morton Set for Keen Company's 14th Annual Benefit, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced that the Special Guests for the 14th Annual Benefit The Understudy's Evening - Tomorrow's Stars Today will be F. Murray Abraham, Carolee Carmello and Euan Morton who will serve as the evening's Auctioneer. The gala will take place on Monday May 19th (from 6:30pm) at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street). (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Appear in Carnegie Hall's SPRING FOR MUSIC Festival, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

One of America's finest orchestra's will take the stage in one of its most fabled and historic halls when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs the final concert of the 2014 Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York today, May 10, 2014. (more...)

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