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Pacific Northwest Ballet, Free Concerts and More Set for New York City Center's Spring 2016 Dance LineupPacific Northwest Ballet, Free Concerts and More Set for New York City Center's Spring 2016 Dance Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

New York City Center today announced three diverse dance engagements which complete programming for the 2015-16 season. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/9-5/10/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/9-5/10/2015
by - May 10, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 10, 2015 - Sunday, May 10, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Encores! 2016 Season to Feature CABIN IN THE SKY, 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ?Breaking News: Encores! 2016 Season to Feature CABIN IN THE SKY, 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores!series will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10–14, 2016, followed by 1776 and Do I Hear a Waltz?. Jack Viertel is the artistic director of Encores!; Rob Berman is its music director. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 6, 2015

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company just presented the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). The event, which is free and open to the public, features high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Encores! Mounts LADY, BE GOOD! With Style and PanacheBWW Reviews: Encores! Mounts LADY, BE GOOD! With Style and Panache
by Michael Dale - Feb 7, 2015

Tommy Tune returns to the New York stage in a splendid concert production. (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT, Staged by Warren Carlyle, Heads Out to Sea This Fall!AFTER MIDNIGHT, Staged by Warren Carlyle, Heads Out to Sea This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that After Midnight will headline in the Escape Theatre on their newest and largest ship ever-Norwegian Escape. (more...)

What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Jan 15, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, January 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the stars! (more...)

Stanford Makishi Named VP of Programing at NY City CenterStanford Makishi Named VP of Programing at NY City Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Arlene Shuler, President & CEO of New York City Center, today announced the appointment of Stanford Makishi to the newly created senior position of Vice President of Programming. Beginning in January 2015, Makishi will oversee City Center's artistic planning and work toward expanding its performance season. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Set for 'Encores! Celebrates Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart' Gala TonightKate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Set for 'Encores! Celebrates Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart' Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Encores! Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart, New York City Center's annual Gala tonight, October 27, 2014, will feature the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart, sung by some of Broadway's finest talent, includingKate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale, and Paulo Szot, and with dance performances by Irina Dvorovenko, Chase Finlay, Jared Grimes, and Lauren Lovette. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Set for Encores! Celebrates Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart Gala, 10/27Kate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Set for Encores! Celebrates Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart Gala, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Encores! Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart, New York City Center's annual Gala on October 27, 2014, will feature the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters Visits Patti LaBelle at AFTER MIDNIGHT!Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters Visits Patti LaBelle at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 25, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, After Midnight, the seven-time 2014 Tony® Award-nominee, and winner of the Tony® Award for Best Choreography (Warren Carlyle), will play its final performance on Sunday, June 29 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). At the time of its closing, After Midnight will have run 8 months, with 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. The cast just got a visit from Broadway legend Bernadette Peters and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

O'Neill Center Names Jonathan Bernstein as Head of National Music Theater InstituteO'Neill Center Names Jonathan Bernstein as Head of National Music Theater Institute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Rachel Jett, Artistic Director of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has named director, playwright, and book writer Jonathan Bernstein as the artistic head of the Institute's new program, the National Music Theater Institute (NMTI). (more...)

Patti LaBelle 'Has Angels Working' to Save AFTER MIDNIGHT Before Early Closing on June 29Patti LaBelle 'Has Angels Working' to Save AFTER MIDNIGHT Before Early Closing on June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Patti LaBelle, who is currently guest starring in AFTER MIDNIGHT on Broadway, told ABC News Radio that she has a few connections up her sleeve that she hopes will save the show before its planned closing (and her final performance) on June 29th. And she says she's not beyond begging; the show is worth it to her. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning AFTER MIDNIGHT to Play its Final Performance on Sunday, June 29Tony Award-Winning AFTER MIDNIGHT to Play its Final Performance on Sunday, June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis announced today that After Midnight, the seven-time 2014 Tony® Award-nominee, and winner of the Tony® Award for Best Choreography (Warren Carlyle), will play its final performance on Sunday, June 29 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). At the time of its closing, After Midnight will have run 8 months, with 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. Conceived by Jack Viertel, and directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened to the best reviews of any new musical this season on Sunday, November 3, 2013. (more...)

New York City Center's 2015 Encores! Season to Feature PAINT YOUR WAGON, ZORBA!, and LADY, BE GOODNew York City Center's 2015 Encores! Season to Feature PAINT YOUR WAGON, ZORBA!, and LADY, BE GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

According to The New York Times, City Center has set the 2015 Encores! 2015, which will open with George and Ira Gershwin's first complete musical, LADY, BE GOOD,. Performances are slated to begin on Feb. 4, and run through Feb. 8. (more...)

BWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated MusicalsBWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated Musicals
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 3, 2014

Look, we get it, whether due to budget or geography, you didn't see every show of the Broadway season, but that doesn't mean you can't be fully up-to-date for this Sunday's Tony Awards. To help get you prepared for theatre's biggest night, BroadwayWorld has put together the ultimate Tonys Crash Course. We've outlined all of the shows nominated in the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories, and provided you 'study materials' as only BWW can, by mining our one-of-a-kind archives. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2014

The 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is being held this afternoon, May 16, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where winners will be announced for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. This year's event, which began at noon, is hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. BroadwayWorld is updating the winners live! Check back in to find out who took home the big awards! (more...)

Welcome Back, Fantasia! Star Returns to Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT TonightWelcome Back, Fantasia! Star Returns to Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Fantasia, After Midnight's original Grammy Award-winning 'Special Guest Star,' will reprise her critically acclaimed performance in the smash hit Broadway musical, tonight, May 13 through Sunday, June 8, 2014. After Midnight will donate $5 from each ticket sold for tonight's performance to the Harlem School of the Arts, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Company of Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Plus Performance Preview!BWW TV: Meet the Company of Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Plus Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2014

Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014, will star Rob McClure and Jennifer Bowles. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. The cast just met the press, and you can check out interviews with the company below, plus preview a couple scenes from the show! (more...)

Summer of Stars Set for AFTER MIDNIGHT - Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole!Summer of Stars Set for AFTER MIDNIGHT - Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

In the glow of its seven Tony® Award nominations, including one for Best Musical, producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis announced today that a trio of true music legends will make their way to Broadway this summer in After Midnight. Multi-award winning icons Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole (making her Broadway debut) are set to join the illustrious roster of 'Special Guest Star' vocalists in the red hot Broadway musical. (more...)

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