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THE HUMANS to Eat Last Holiday Meal on Broadway This Winter; National Tour on the Horizon!THE HUMANS to Eat Last Holiday Meal on Broadway This Winter; National Tour on the Horizon!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller announced today that the most acclaimed, celebrated, and awarded American play in recent memory, The Humans, will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at its third New York home, the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, after its year-long, smash hit run on Broadway and fourteen weeks Off Broadway. (more...)

The Cast of THE HUMANS Celebrates Thanksgiving with Commemorative Family PortraitThe Cast of THE HUMANS Celebrates Thanksgiving with Commemorative Family Portrait
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

To celebrate Thanksgiving, the award-winning ensemble of the reigning Tony Award-winning Best Play, The Humans, posed for a commemorative "family portrait" in the style of Norman Rockwell's iconic painting, "Freedom from Want." (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sutton Foster & Company Celebrate Opening Night of SWEET CHARITY!Photo Coverage: Sutton Foster & Company Celebrate Opening Night of SWEET CHARITY!
by Walter McBride - Nov 21, 2016

The New Group's SWEET CHARITY opened just last night, November 20, at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, where it plays through January 8. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gathers for Lonny Price's BEST WORST THING... DocumentaryPhoto Coverage: Broadway Gathers for Lonny Price's BEST WORST THING... Documentary
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2016

The film has its world premiere on October 9, 2016 at the New York Film Festival and will be released theatrically in NYC on Friday, November 18, 2016. Just last night, some of Broadway's best gathered for a special screening and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Daveed Diggs, Jenna Ushkowitz and More Sign on for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway; Cast Complete!Daveed Diggs, Jenna Ushkowitz and More Sign on for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today additional cast members, playwrights, and directors for its anticipated annual production at American Airlines Theater on November 14, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley, Cicely Tyson, Estelle Parsons, Molly Ringwald and More Take Part in Primary Stages' 2016 GalaPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley, Cicely Tyson, Estelle Parsons, Molly Ringwald and More Take Part in Primary Stages' 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Primary Stages hosted its 2016 Gala celebrating the Horton Foote Centennial last night, October 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm at 583 Park Avenue. The even twas chaired by CharLes Davis, HAllie Foote, David Richenthal and Michael Wilson, and featured performances and tributes by Elizabeth Ashley, Harriet Harris, Jayne Houdyshell, Estelle Parsons (pictured, left) and Molly Ringwald. Honorary co-chairs for the event include Matthew Broderick, Robert and Luciana Duvall, James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

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BIRNEY, RAPP & MATTHEWS Teach Ahead of the ClassBIRNEY, RAPP & MATTHEWS Teach Ahead of the Class
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Freeman Studio, the Tribeca-based acting studio led by Scott Freeman, is offering three exciting master classes through October with three distinguished theatre luminaries.  These classes are open to non-Freeman Studio students. Reed Birney shares his insights on Monday October 10, 10am to 5pm; Adam Rapp leads the way on Sunday October 23, 1pm to 5pm, and Dakin Matthews delivers a Shakespeare master class for actors on Sunday October 30, 11am to 2pm. (more...)

Laurie Metcalf & Chris Cooper Will Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on BroadwayLaurie Metcalf & Chris Cooper Will Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2, will come to Broadway next spring in a production directed by Tony AwardŽ-winner Sam Gold. A wildly inventive new American play that picks up after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes, A Doll's House, Part 2 will boast an all-star cast that features three-time Emmy Award-winner and three-time Tony AwardŽ-nominee Laurie Metcalf, Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper, Tony AwardŽ-winner Jayne Houdyshelland two-time Tony AwardŽ-nominee Condola Rashad. Beginning preview performances at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) on Saturday, April 1, 2017, this 16-week engagement will officially open on Thursday, April 27. (more...)

Justin Bartha, Michael Cerveris, Amber Tamblyn and More Slated for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on BroadwayJustin Bartha, Michael Cerveris, Amber Tamblyn and More Slated for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today the cast for its anticipated annual production at American Airlines Theater on November 14, 2016. (more...)

Tony Winning Play THE HUMANS Recoups in Just 26 Weeks on BroadwayTony Winning Play THE HUMANS Recoups in Just 26 Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning drama THE HUMANS has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization after just 26 weeks on Broadway. Producer Scott Rudin confirmed the news this morning. (more...)

Tony Winning Play THE HUMANS to Play Final Performance at the Schoenfeld This JanuaryTony Winning Play THE HUMANS to Play Final Performance at the Schoenfeld This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The New York Times reports that THE HUMANS, which took home the 2016 Tony Award for Best New Play, will shutter on January 15th. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Estelle Parsons, Molly Ringwald and More to Take Part in Primary Stages' 2016 Gala Honoring Horton FooteHarriet Harris, Estelle Parsons, Molly Ringwald and More to Take Part in Primary Stages' 2016 Gala Honoring Horton Foote
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2016 Gala will celebrate the Horton Foote Centennial on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be held at 583 Park Avenue, will be chaired by Charles Davis, Hallie Foote, David Richenthal and Michael Wilson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Puppy Love- Go Inside 18th Annual Broadway Barks!Photo Coverage: It's Puppy Love- Go Inside 18th Annual Broadway Barks!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 1, 2016

BROADWAY BARKS just held their 18th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, Broadway Barks featured a slew of celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway. (more...)

Stars of HAMILTON, AN ACT OF GOD, FULLY COMMITTED, WAITRESS and More Set for 2016 BROADWAY BARKS TodayStars of HAMILTON, AN ACT OF GOD, FULLY COMMITTED, WAITRESS and More Set for 2016 BROADWAY BARKS Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 18th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE HUMANS Moves to the SchoenfeldUp on the Marquee: THE HUMANS Moves to the Schoenfeld
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, on the heels of winning four Tony Awards including Best Play,The Humans will move into Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) to extend its limited run. The Humans will play its first performance in its new home on Tuesday, August 9. It played its final performance at the Helen Hayes Theatre on July 24, and is in the midst of a two-week hiatus to allow for the move. As previously announced, the Hayes is set to undergo significant renovations beginning in August. CLICK HERE to find out how the show will make the switch! (more...)

Stars of HAMILTON, AN ACT OF GOD, FULLY COMMITTED, WAITRESS and More Set for 2016 BROADWAY BARKSStars of HAMILTON, AN ACT OF GOD, FULLY COMMITTED, WAITRESS and More Set for 2016 BROADWAY BARKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 18th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Moving House- How a Tony-Winning Play Switches TheatresBWW Exclusive: Moving House- How a Tony-Winning Play Switches Theatres
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 24, 2016

Broadway shows changing houses is not a totally uncommon thing, though it has happened just a handful of times over the past few years. In 2013, Mamma Mia! packed up at the Winter Garden to continue its run at the Broadhurst Theatre. Rock of Ages moved three blocks from the Brooks Atkinson to the Helen Hayes in 2011. Before that, such shows as The 39 Steps, August: Osage County, The Lion King, and Chicago did the same. So what exactly goes into moving from Broadway's smallest theatre to a 1093-seat house? (Hint: Despite the show's apartment-style set, it's more than just cardboard boxes and a U-Haul.) Stage Manager Billy Barnes explains: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ben Platt, Benj Pasek & More Stand Up for Freedom at NYCLU Benefit ConcertPhoto Coverage: Ben Platt, Benj Pasek & More Stand Up for Freedom at NYCLU Benefit Concert
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, just presented its annual benefit concert. 'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom', which featured performances by some of Broadway's finest (more...)

Ben Platt, Whitney Bashor & More Join NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit LineupBen Platt, Whitney Bashor & More Join NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, announced today a star-studded lineup of performers for its annual benefit concert. "Broadway Stands Up for Freedom" will boast performances by some of Broadway's finest on Monday, July 18, at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Tickets are now on sale at http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/nyclu2016.  (more...)

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