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Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Eartha Kitt Sings The Hard Truth in THE WILD PARTY, 2000Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Eartha Kitt Sings The Hard Truth in THE WILD PARTY, 2000
by Michael Dale - May 28, 2016

Making her first Broadway appearance in twenty years, the outspoken star and social activist plays a character who sees through the frivolity of youth. (more...)


by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This WeekendTHEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

An all-new edition of THEATER TALK shines the spotlight on Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, nominated for 10 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) at the Music Box Theatre - librettist/director George C. Wolfe (nominated for Best Book and Best Director of a Musical), Adrienne Warren (nominated as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in dual roles as Gertrude Saunders and Florence Mills) and Brandon Victor Dixon (nominated as Best Featured Actor in a Musical as composer Eubie Blake).   (more...)

BWW Review: Blank Canvas's THE WILD PARTY, Not a Musical for EveryoneBWW Review: Blank Canvas's THE WILD PARTY, Not a Musical for Everyone
by Roy Berko - May 24, 2016

THE WILD PARTY is a musical by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe based on the same poem. (more...)

Bid For A Backstage Tour From SHUFFLE ALONG's Brooks Ashmanskas, Support Transport GroupBid For A Backstage Tour From SHUFFLE ALONG's Brooks Ashmanskas, Support Transport Group
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One of Broadway's funniest performers offers a backstage tour in a new Charitybuzz auction. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FULLY COMMITTED's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Gets Honored with a Sardi's Portrait!Photo Coverage: FULLY COMMITTED's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Gets Honored with a Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

Just yesterday, five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson, currently starring on Broadway in FULLY COMMITTED, unveiled his portrait at Sardi's, which will join the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. Broadway World brings you photos from the special day below! (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, The Great Gregory Hines in JELLY'S LAST JAM, 1992Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, The Great Gregory Hines in JELLY'S LAST JAM, 1992
by Michael Dale - May 20, 2016

Twenty-four years before SHUFFLE ALONG, Gregory Hines starred in another George C. Wolfe musical about African-American performing artists. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center  Honors George C. WolfeIn the Spotlight Series: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors George C. Wolfe
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual Monte Cristo Award ceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe Monday night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Win Big at the 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards!Photo Coverage: SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Win Big at the 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

The New York Drama Critics' Circle just presented its 2015-2016 Best Play and Best Musical: Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS and George C. Wolfe, Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's SHUFFLE ALONG, OR THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED. The selections were made at the organization's 81st annual voting meeting. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/14/2016
by - May 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/14/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just celebrated six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/11/2016 - DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!Broadway AM Report, 5/11/2016 - DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!
by Jessica Khan - May 11, 2016

Today's big news: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? begins at Encores!, NC Stage's BRAVE NEW WORLD musical with Justin Matthew Sargent starts tonight, and HAMILTON gets honored with the 2016 Brendan Gill Prize! (more...)

VIDEO: Celebrate The Season!  THE TONY AWARDS Releases Collage of 2016 NomineesVIDEO: Celebrate The Season! THE TONY AWARDS Releases Collage of 2016 Nominees
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

Enjoy some of the magic moments that made the 2015-16 Broadway season a winner. (more...)

BWW TV: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Tributes SHUFFLE ALONG's  George C. Wolfe!BWW TV: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Tributes SHUFFLE ALONG's George C. Wolfe!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual Monte Cristo Awardceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe last night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's George C. Wolfe Receives 2016 Monte Cristo AwardSHUFFLE ALONG's George C. Wolfe Receives 2016 Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual Monte Cristo Award ceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe last night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage. BroadwayWorld brings you an inside look at the evening below! (more...)

Savion Glover Will Join the Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG This Summer!Savion Glover Will Join the Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

It's all good news today at the Music Box Theare... and we aren't just talking about Audra McDonald's pregnancy. It was also announced that during Ms. McDonald's hiatus from the production, Savion Glover, SHUFFLE ALONG's Tony Award-nominated choreographer, and widely considered to be the world's greatest living tap dancer, will step into the show, as envisioned by the Director and Book writer, George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors George C. Wolfe with Monte Cristo Award!Photo Coverage: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors George C. Wolfe with Monte Cristo Award!
by Walter McBride - May 10, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual MonteCristo Award ceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe on Monday night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Dancer Phillip Attmore Takes the Stage in Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONGBWW Interview: Dancer Phillip Attmore Takes the Stage in Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG
by Bob Rizzo - May 10, 2016

The sparkling new Broadway musical Shuffle Along boasts an all-star cast and one heck of a tap-happy, super talented ensemble. Dancer Phillip Attmore is among those skillful hoofers who tear up the floor nightly at The Music Box Theatre. This guy has charisma to spare and literally bursts out of the chorus performing a rapid-fire succession of rhythm turns that are reminiscent of the dynamic tapping from the old classic movie musicals. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/9/2016 - Monte Cristo Award and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/9/2016 - Monte Cristo Award and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 9, 2016

Today's big news: O'Neill Center honors SHUFFLE ALONG director George C. Wolfe with this year's Monte Cristo Award! (more...)

Courtney B. Vance, Joe Mantello & More Honor SHUFFLE ALONG Director George C. Wolfe at O'Neill Center TonightCourtney B. Vance, Joe Mantello & More Honor SHUFFLE ALONG Director George C. Wolfe at O'Neill Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center welcomes Courtney B. Vance, Savion Glover, Joe Mantello and David Marshall Grant for the Monte Cristo Award program celebration for award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe. Vance - an O'Neill alumnus who also starred with Tom Hanks in LUCKY GUY on Broadway under the direction of Wolfe - will present the Award. (more...)

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