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Stephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors GraduationStephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's award-winning Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 5 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).   (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 19: Welcome to Falsettoland!VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 19: Welcome to Falsettoland!
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)


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Theatre Communications Group Publishes DEAR EVAN HANSENTheatre Communications Group Publishes DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Dear Evan Hansen, with a book by Steven Levenson and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Dear Evan Hansen premiered at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. the summer of 2015, with a subsequent Off Broadway run at Second Stage the spring of 2016 and transfer to Broadway in the fall of the same year where it's currently running. The original musical earned nine Tony Award nominations this season. (more...)

VIDEO: The Tight Knit Family Gets Their TV Debut: See a Sneak Peek of FALSETTOS on PBSVIDEO: The Tight Knit Family Gets Their TV Debut: See a Sneak Peek of FALSETTOS on PBS
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2017

The Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's musical FALSETTOS will air as part of PBS' 'Live From Lincoln Center.' See a sneak peek below! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/19 - Shakespeare in Love and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/19 - Shakespeare in Love and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/19 - Shakespeare in Love and More! (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Sandbox SeriesSan Francisco Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Sandbox Series
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) today announced the three plays that will comprise its 2017-2018 Sandbox Series of World Premieres. The season explores Americans at work in contemporary society-from the world of video game design, to a typical office job, to a new business in Austria's most notorious birthplace. (more...)

BWW Review: Young Stars Brighten LITTLE MISS SUNSHINEBWW Review: Young Stars Brighten LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
by Misha Davenport - May 17, 2017

BWW Review: Young Stars Brighten LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (more...)

BWW Interview:  Keith Lockhart Discusses the Boston Pops 2017 SeasonBWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses the Boston Pops 2017 Season
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 16, 2017

Maestro Keith Lockhart talks about Sondheim, Latifah, John Williams and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at Chicago Theatre WorkshopPhoto Flash: First Look at LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at Chicago Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Chicago Theatre Workshop, in association with Fletcher Jones Volkswagen, is proud to announce the regional premiere of Little Miss Sunshine, May 11 - June 4, at The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway. Little Miss Sunshine, music and lyrics by William Finn and book by James Lapine, is directed and choreographed by Maggie Portman and music directed by Nick Sula. Opening Night is Sunday, May 14, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Baum & Cheri's GUN & POWDER Gets Workshop, Readings at 2nd Annual SigWorks LabBaum & Cheri's GUN & POWDER Gets Workshop, Readings at 2nd Annual SigWorks Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced that Gun & Powder by Ross Baum and Angelica Cheri has been chosen for further development at the second annual SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab. (more...)

Hart House Theatre Announces its 2017/2018 SeasonHart House Theatre Announces its 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Hart House Theatre, the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader Since 1919, is proud to announce its 2017/2018 season. This season's line-up is a diverse mix of classical and contemporary work as Hart House Theatre continues its tradition of producing affordable, accessible, high-quality productions for downtown Toronto audiences. The season features a hit rock musical with a cult following, a popular musical that shows us that winning isn't everything, an American classic that warns of the perils of fear mongering, and Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 9, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 9, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 9, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! The calendar (not that I have an actual calendar hanging on a wall or anything like that, mind you) tells us that today is May 9, 2017, which prompts us to ask the musical question: Why aren't you all better at marketing your shows? (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEPlaywrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Reveals Her RetirementBroadway Legend Barbara Cook Reveals Her Retirement
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

According to the New York Times (via the star's son), the long and legendary career of Barbara Cook, now 89, has come to an end.  (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG GalaBrandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8, at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). The Grey Gardens writing team has returned to Broadway with their new musical, War Paint, now playing at The Nederlander Theatre. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Adds A CHRISTMAS STORY to 2017/18 SeasonSan Francisco Playhouse Adds A CHRISTMAS STORY to 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) announced the final selection for its 2017-18 Mainstage season-A Christmas Story: The Musical. With a book by Joseph Robinette and music and lyrics by Oscar-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, A Christmas Story is based on the classic 1983 film of the same name. The play will be presented in the previously-unannounced holiday slot, running November 22, 2017 to January 13, 2018 (Press Opening is November 29, 2017). (more...)

OriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival WeekendOriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre elevates its profile in the national theatre community with the second annual OriginKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL. In addition to a striking lineup of playwrights and directors for this year's festival, an impressive list of arts leaders from preeminent regional theaters across the country will be attending the Festival Weekend, May 12-13.  (more...)

Randy Harrison and Erin Mackey to Paint a Picture in Guthrie's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGERandy Harrison and Erin Mackey to Paint a Picture in Guthrie's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater has announced casting for the theater's summer musical, Sunday in the Park with George. Leading the cast will be Randy Harrison (Guthrie: The Glass Menagerie) who will play French pointillist painter George Seurat, a role originated by Mandy Patinkin in the 1984 Broadway production, and Erin Mackey (Guthrie: South Pacific) who will play Seurat's lover and model, Dot, a role originated by Bernadette Peters. (more...)

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