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Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

When Anna Deavere Smith's drama Twilight: Los Angeles premiered in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum, it made national news for its unique and unflinching look at the fallout from the 1992 Los Angeles riots. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Choreographer Fatima Robinson to Help NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Ease On Down the Road!Choreographer Fatima Robinson to Help NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Ease On Down the Road!
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

NBC has announced that Fatima Robinson ('The Voice,' 'Dreamgirls' film, 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors') will serve as choreographer for the highly anticipated THE WIZ LIVE. (more...)


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Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYU Tisch Gala Honors Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman!Photo Coverage: NYU Tisch Gala Honors Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman!
by Jennifer Broski - May 5, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, was held last night, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The evening was hosted by Anna Deavere Smith and featured special presenters Tyne Daly, and Winnie Holzman. The gala performance, directed by Bill Castellino, celebrated the incredible accomplishments of Tisch students, both past and present. Proceeds from the gala will support the education of talented young artists from around the world. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena StageRachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, announces the full cast and creative team for Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Hosts NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, TonightAnna Deavere Smith Hosts NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held tonight, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daryl Roth & George C. Wolfe Appointed to NYC Theater Subdistrict CouncilLin-Manuel Miranda, Daryl Roth & George C. Wolfe Appointed to NYC Theater Subdistrict Council
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Mayor de Blasio today appointed Lin-Manuel Miranda and Daryl Roth and reappointed George C. Wolfe to the Theater Subdistrict Council. As members of the Theater Subdistrict Council, they will be responsible for administering the Theater Subdistrict Fund and allocating grants with the goal of promoting the production of new theater work, developing new audiences, and showcasing Broadway's role in the history of American theater. Through its grants, the TSC has supported 37 theater education, audience development and accessibility programs as well as new theatrical works. From providing startup funds for new programs to enhancing or expanding existing programs of great impact, the TSC has recognized innovation and excellence in New York City theater. (more...)

Harlem School of the Arts to Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, 4/24-5/3Harlem School of the Arts to Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, 4/24-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

?Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) Theatre Department Presents The Colored Museum written by George C. Wolfe directed by Alfred Preisser. The Colored Museum takes the audience on a journey through the Black American experience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside FUN HOME's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!Photo Coverage: Inside FUN HOME's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Apr 20, 2015

Fun Home, the highly-anticipated, Award-winning American musical opened last night, April 19. With music by four-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Tony Award nomineeLisa Kron and direction by Drama Desk nominee Sam Gold, Fun Home started previews on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street), on March 27. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/13/15- THE WILD PARTYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/13/15- THE WILD PARTY
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2015

Today in 2000, The Wild Party opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. The Wild Party is a musical with a book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe and music and lyrics by LaChiusa. It is based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name. The Broadway production coincidentally opened during the same theatrical season (1999-2000) as an off-Broadway musical with the same title and source material. Its plot centers on a party - fueled by bathtub gin, cocaine, and uninhibited sexual behavior - hosted by Queenie and Burrs, whose relationship is disintegrating. The cast included Toni Collette (making her Broadway debut) as Queenie, Mandy Patinkin as Burrs, and Yancey Arias as Black. (more...)

CTG to Offer Reading of USED TO WAS (MAYBE DID) with Inner-City Arts, 4/18CTG to Offer Reading of USED TO WAS (MAYBE DID) with Inner-City Arts, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

A reading of the free-flowing, hip hop-style 'Used To Was (Maybe Did)' by Brian Dykstra will be presented by CTG and Inner-City Arts on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. as part of CTG's DouglasPlus programming. Directed by Margarett Perry, the free reading will take place in Inner-City Art's Rosenthal Theater. A reception with the artists will follow the performance. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and MoreAnna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held on Monday, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

Ben Platt Boards Ang Lee's BILLY FLYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALKBen Platt Boards Ang Lee's BILLY FLYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
by Movies News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

According to Deadline, the PITCH PERFECT star has signed on for Ang Lee's upcoming film BILLY FLYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK, the adaptation of Ben Fountain's 2012 novel. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala Celebrating Margo Lion!Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala Celebrating Margo Lion!
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015

Betty Buckley, Kathleen Chalfant, Holly Hunter, Tony Kushner, Matthew Morrison, Tonya Pinkins, Kate Mulgrew and more joinined host John Waters Monday night for Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala, honoring Tony Award-winning producer Margo Lion. The annual Gala Fundraiser took place at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig, Spring Awakening, Brooklynite). (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Star B.J. Crosby Passes Away at 63SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Star B.J. Crosby Passes Away at 63
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Harvey Fierstein revealed this evening on Twitter that Tony nominee B.J. Crosby has passed away. She was 63. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

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