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Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, will welcome Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski to announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th (11AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). You can watch the announcement live below! (more...)

Broadway's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Sets Front-Row Rush Policy; Starts Previews Tomorrow!Broadway's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Sets Front-Row Rush Policy; Starts Previews Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin today announced a special front-row rush ticket policy for the Broadway premiere of Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2, which begins preview performances at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) tomorrow, Thursday, March 30, 2017, ahead of its Opening Night on Thursday, April 27. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Miriam ShorExclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Miriam Shor
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Mar 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Will Now Begin Previews Later This MonthA DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Will Now Begin Previews Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2, will now begin preview performances at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 30, two days earlier than previously announced. The opening night remains Thursday, April 27. Tickets can now be purchased in person at the Golden Theatre box office, as well as via Telecharge.com. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Reed Birney and Jayne HoudyshellExclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Mar 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

THE HUMANS, David Henry Hwang's SOFT POWER Headline 2017-18 at the Ahmanson TheatreTHE HUMANS, David Henry Hwang's SOFT POWER Headline 2017-18 at the Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Stephen Karam's four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway play THE HUMANS will be the centerpiece of the Ahmanson Theatre's 2017-18 season at Center Theatre Group next June, along with David Henry Hwang's new commission SOFT POWER. (more...)

Photo Flash: JONAH AND OTTO Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre RowPhoto Flash: JONAH AND OTTO Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The American Premiere of JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, opened last night at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 32 Annual Artios Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 32 Annual Artios Awards!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 20, 2017

Just yesterday, host Michael Urie was joined by Emmy® Award winners Danny DeVito, Sam Waterston and Margo Martingale, Tony® winner Jayne Houdyshell, and many more at the NYC Artios Awards. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Hillary & Bill Clinton Met with Thunderous Applause at THE HUMANS Final Matinee PerformanceHillary & Bill Clinton Met with Thunderous Applause at THE HUMANS Final Matinee Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Yesterday, the power couple showed their love for theater once again when they arrived at the final matinee performance of the Tony winning play THE HUMANS. (more...)

Tony-Winning Thanksgiving Family Drama THE HUMANS Becomes Top-Grossing Play of 2016Tony-Winning Thanksgiving Family Drama THE HUMANS Becomes Top-Grossing Play of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The most acclaimed, celebrated, and awarded American play in recent memory, The Humans, was also the top-grossing play of 2016 with box office receipts totaling $23,004,513.38. (more...)

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 Award®-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 Award®-nominee Laurie Metcalf, Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper, Tony Award®-winner Jayne Houdyshelland two-time Tony Award®-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...)

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