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Broadway's HUGHIE & Time Out New York Partner for '25 For $25' Ticket ProgramBroadway's HUGHIE & Time Out New York Partner for '25 For $25' Ticket Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

25 seats for every performance of the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's one-act masterpiece HUGHIE, will be available for $25 each.  Starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood, HUGHIE has teamed with TIME OUT NEW YORK to make Broadway accessible to everyone with specially priced advanced tickets available at Telecharge.com (212-239-6200).  Limit of 2 $25 tickets to HUGHE per customer. (more...)

BWW TV: Forest Whitaker & Company Prepare to Bring HUGHIE to Broadway!BWW TV: Forest Whitaker & Company Prepare to Bring HUGHIE to Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2016

Rehearsals began earlier this month for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), which will begin performances on Monday, February 8, 2016 and officially open on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage(Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), Hughie will play a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was in the rehearsal room with the company and you can check out what they had to say about the process so far below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GREASE LIVE, Megan Hilty, CATS, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This WeekSTAGE TUBE: GREASE LIVE, Megan Hilty, CATS, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This Week
by Sally Henry - Jan 22, 2016

Did you know that you can get even more exclusive, in-depth Broadway content on BroadwayWorld's Facebook? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the First Day of Rehearsal for HUGHIE, with Forest Whitaker!Photo Coverage: Inside the First Day of Rehearsal for HUGHIE, with Forest Whitaker!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 19, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), which will begin performances on Monday, February 8, 2016 and officially open on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage(Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), Hughie will play a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the first day of rehearsal and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway Revival of HUGHIE with Forest Whitaker Begins Rehearsals TodayBroadway Revival of HUGHIE with Forest Whitaker Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), which will begin performances on Monday, February 8, 2016 and officially open on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Michael Grandage on Bringing Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Back to Broadway with Forest WhitakerBWW TV Exclusive: Michael Grandage on Bringing Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Back to Broadway with Forest Whitaker
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 13, 2016

Themes, The Broadway revival of Hughie, starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood will begin performances on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre, with opening night on Feb. 25, 2016. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive interview director Michael Grandage, where he discusses the HUGHIE's themes, humor, and bringing the show back for a new generation of audiences! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HUGHIE with Forest WhitakerUp on the Marquee: HUGHIE with Forest Whitaker
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2016

The Broadway revival of Hughie, starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winnerForest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood will begin performances on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre, with opening night on Feb. 25, 2016. Below, check out photos of the marquee! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/12/2016 - Eddie George Joins CHICAGO and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/12/2016 - Eddie George Joins CHICAGO and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 12, 2016

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: Eddie George brings his showmanship to Broadway's CHICAGO starting tonight! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the First TV Spot for HUGHIE on Broadway with Forest Whitaker!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the First TV Spot for HUGHIE on Broadway with Forest Whitaker!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 11, 2016

The Broadway revival of Hughie, starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood will begin performances on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre, with opening night on Feb. 25, 2016. Below, BroadwayWorld is exclusively bringing you the first TV spot for the incoming production! (more...)

Something to Look Forward to! Plays Bowing on Broadway in 2016Something to Look Forward to! Plays Bowing on Broadway in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at all of the upcoming plays from Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, and more, currently slated to bow on the Great White Way in 2016! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/31/2015 - Annaleigh Ashford, Nathan Lane and More Ring in the New Year!WAKE UP with BWW 12/31/2015 - Annaleigh Ashford, Nathan Lane and More Ring in the New Year!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's almost 2016, and Broadway stars are celebrating at 54 Below, with the NY Phil, in Las Vegas and more tonight! (more...)

Broadway Revival of HUGHIE with Forest Whitaker Pushes Back First PerformanceBroadway Revival of HUGHIE with Forest Whitaker Pushes Back First Performance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

The Broadway revival of Hughie, starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood will now begin performances on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre, BroadwayWorld has learned. The production's first preview was originally slated for Friday, February 5, 2016. (more...)

Reasons To Get Excited; Broadway's January/February OpeningsReasons To Get Excited; Broadway's January/February Openings
by Michael Dale - Dec 28, 2015

The first two months of the year are traditionally a bit slow on Broadway, but we've got four big shows coming in this year. (more...)

THE WIZ LIVE!, CREED Among Nominees for NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; Full ListTHE WIZ LIVE!, CREED Among Nominees for NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

At today's nominations's announcement, Ryan Coogler's CREED received six nominations. Michael B. Jordan will vie for entertainer of the year, along with Misty Copeland, Pharrell Williams, Shonda Rhimes and Viola Davis. (more...)

James Purefoy, T.I. & More Join Cast of A&E's Miniseries ROOTSJames Purefoy, T.I. & More Join Cast of A&E's Miniseries ROOTS
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

A+E Networks has announced additional casting for 'Roots,' from A+E Studios, including Grammy Award(R) winning recording artist/actor/philanthropist/entrepreneur Tip 'T.I.' Harris ( (more...)

CAROL, BEASTS OF NO NATION & More Nominated for 31st Film Independent Spirit AwardsCAROL, BEASTS OF NO NATION & More Nominated for 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced nominations for the 2016 Spirit Awards this morning. Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at W Hollywood, with actors John Boyega and Elizabeth Olsen presenting the nominations. Nominees for Best Feature included Anomalisa, Beasts of No Nation, Carol, Spotlight and Tangerine. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 16, 2015

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: Two playwrights get their dues at tonight's Mimi Awards, York honors Angela Lansbury, and galas take over New York City! (more...)

Photo Flash: Poster Art Revealed for Forest Whitaker-Led HUGHIE; Tickets Available Starting Sunday!Photo Flash: Poster Art Revealed for Forest Whitaker-Led HUGHIE; Tickets Available Starting Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Academy AwardŽ winner, Golden Globe AwardŽ winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) will be joined by Tony AwardŽ winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park) in the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE, which will begin performances on Friday, February 5, 2016 and officially open on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre(222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony AwardŽ winner and Olivier AwardŽ winner Michael Grandage(Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement. Tickets will officially go on sale beginning Sunday, November 15, 2015. (more...)

Joanna Vanderham Joins THE DAZZLE at FOUND111; Full Cast Announced!Joanna Vanderham Joins THE DAZZLE at FOUND111; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions today announce the full company for their co-production of the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111, at the site of the old Central St Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/30/2015 - It's Halloweekend - INFERNO, REAR WINDOW and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/30/2015 - It's Halloweekend - INFERNO, REAR WINDOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 30, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's almost Halloween, and The McKittrick Hotel is hosting a ghoulish party after SLEEP NO MORE! (more...)

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