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Broadway AM Report, 8/24/2016 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY in San Fran!Broadway AM Report, 8/24/2016 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY in San Fran!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 24, 2016

Today's big news: WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT's producers and playwright chat it up at The Drama Book Shop, and THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, starring Andrew Lippa, opens in San Francisco! (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN to Continue 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEENOff-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN to Continue 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway theaters -- will present The Woodsman, captured live on-stage in partnership with streaming service BroadwayHD, in THIRTEEN's trademark 'up-close' style. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHO MOURNS FOR BOB THE GOON? at HEREPhoto Flash: First Look at WHO MOURNS FOR BOB THE GOON? at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Playwriting Collective, in association with HERE Arts Center, present Joshua Young's WHO MOURNS FOR BOB THE GOON?, directed by Lucia Bellini. Currently playing at HERE Arts Center, located at 145 6th Ave. (enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival ProgramOpera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

WHO MOURNS FOR BOB THE GOON? to Play HERE Arts Center, 7/20-8/13WHO MOURNS FOR BOB THE GOON? to Play HERE Arts Center, 7/20-8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

THE PLAYWRITING COLLECTIVE, in association with HERE ARTS CENTER, proudly presents Joshua Young's WHO MOURNS FOR BOB THE GOON?, directed by Lucia Bellini. The four week limited engagement will be at HERE Arts Center, located at 145 6th Ave. (enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring). This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support. Performances begin Wed, July 20 and continue through Sat, August 13, 2016. Opening Night is Thursday, July 28th at 8:30 pm. For Tickets and Information: visit here.org or call 212-352-3101. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski Top 2016 Astaire Awards; All the Winners!SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski Top 2016 Astaire Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala was held tonight, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG and SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski led the pack - scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! Among Nominees for 2016 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Tonight at Skirball!SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! Among Nominees for 2016 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Tonight at Skirball!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala will be held tonight, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE WOODSMAN Company Celebrates 100 Performances Off Broadway!Photo Coverage: THE WOODSMAN Company Celebrates 100 Performances Off Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Following two sold-out NYC engagements, The Woodsman, will conclude its critically-lauded Off-Broadway run on Sunday, May 29, 2016 (following the 7:30pm performance) at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). The production began performances on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and just celebrated it's 100th performance over the weekend. Check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award Nominations!Photo Coverage: Inside the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award Nominations!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 3, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced just yesterday at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. CLICK HERE for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced today at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. (more...)

THE WOODSMAN to Conclude Off-Broadway Run in MayTHE WOODSMAN to Conclude Off-Broadway Run in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Following two sold-out NYC engagements, The Woodsman, will conclude its critically-lauded Off-Broadway run on Sunday, May 29, 2016 (following the 7:30pm performance) at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). The production began performances on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and officially opened on Monday, February 8, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: Rosie O'Donnell Goes Behind-the-Scenes with THE WOODSMAN Creator James OrtizBWW TV: Rosie O'Donnell Goes Behind-the-Scenes with THE WOODSMAN Creator James Ortiz
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2016

The critically acclaimed new play THE WOODSMAN is a uniquely inventive retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, currently playing at Off-Broadway's New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). Rosie O'Donnell, who is obsessed with the show, offered to sit down with the show's star, creator, designer and director James Hortiz to learn about the magical world he has created. Watch the interview below! (more...)

Dan Rosales, Spencer Glass and More to Lead WRINGER Premiere at City CenterDan Rosales, Spencer Glass and More to Lead WRINGER Premiere at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The full cast and creative team have been announced for the world-premiere production of WRINGER, a new musical by Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik. Produced by the award-winning New York City Children's Theater, WRINGER will play New York City Center Stage II April 8-17, 2016. (more...)


by Jay Irwin - Mar 10, 2016

OK I'm back and let's just dive right in for the rest of the amazing shows I saw in New York. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: The Princess Meets Her Tin-Man: Laura Osnes Visits THE WOODSMAN Off-Broadway!Photo Flash Exclusive: The Princess Meets Her Tin-Man: Laura Osnes Visits THE WOODSMAN Off-Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Laura Osnes who will perform in "The Broadway Princess Party" at 54 Below on March 13, got up close and personal with the main (metal) man himself on Wednesday evening at THE WOODSMAN Off-Broadway. Like a true princess, Osnes taught the Tin Man how to take a proper selfie. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from her visit below! (more...)

'TYPHOID MARY' Begins in March at New Ohio Theater'TYPHOID MARY' Begins in March at New Ohio Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

New Ohio Theatre presents the world premiere of Glass Bandits Theater Company's An Intimate Evening with Typhoid Mary, written by Carl Holder and directed by Knud Adams, which begins performances on Friday, March 18 and continues through Saturday, March 26 at   the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets). (more...)

BWW TV: Go Back to the Origins of Oz with Highlights from THE WOODSMAN Off-BroadwayBWW TV: Go Back to the Origins of Oz with Highlights from THE WOODSMAN Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2016

The critically acclaimed new play The Woodsman is a uniquely inventive retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, currently playing  at Off-Broadway's New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). Based on the beloved writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman tells the origin story of the Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. Back by popular demand, Strangemen & Co. brings this hauntingly beautiful Land of Oz to life through spectacular puppetry and original music. Click below to watch highlights from the production! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Tin Man Returns! Company of THE WOODSMAN Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: The Tin Man Returns! Company of THE WOODSMAN Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 9, 2016

The critically acclaimed play THE WOODSMAN, a uniquely inventive retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, officially opened last night, February 8, 2016, at Off-Broadway's New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from curtain call and after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE WOODSMAN!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE WOODSMAN!
by Walter McBride - Feb 9, 2016

The critically acclaimed play THE WOODSMAN, a uniquely inventive retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, officially opened last night, February 8, 2016, at Off-Broadway's New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

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