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Broadway's THE LAST SHIP Offering Discount for Union MembersBroadway's THE LAST SHIP Offering Discount for Union Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

THE LAST SHIP on Broadway will offer a special discount, effective immediately, for union members who present a union card when purchasing tickets at the box office at the Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52 Street. 'Work is a sacrament, an outward sign of inward grace,' preaches Father O'Brien, the salty and profane priest featured in Sting's new musical, THE LAST SHIP. This musical that celebrates the men and women who still make things and who devote their lives to their work, opened Sunday, October 26. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of THE LAST SHIP with Sting, Edie Falco, Billy Joel & MorePhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet of THE LAST SHIP with Sting, Edie Falco, Billy Joel & More
by Walter McBride - Oct 28, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey opened last night, October 26. The Last Ship is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett. BroadwayWorld was there for the whole night and and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Broadway's THE LAST SHIP Announces $30 Ticket Lottery!Broadway's THE LAST SHIP Announces $30 Ticket Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announceD that THE LAST SHIP will offer a limited number of tickets for each performance to be sold by lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $30 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Each person drawn may purchase up to two tickets. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Tickets must be purchased in cash. Tickets are subject to availability. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Box Office to Open Next Monday at the Neil Simon TheatreTHE LAST SHIP Box Office to Open Next Monday at the Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announce that the box office for the new musical THE LAST SHIP will open on Monday, August 25 at 10 a.m. at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street), in conjunction with a special one-time-only 24-hour flash sale from midnight August 25 to midnight August 26. For one day only, seats will be on sale for $39, $59 and $85 in the rear mezzanine, mid-mezzanine or orchestra/front mezzanine, respectively. (more...)

Jennifer Tepper Announces Eight Theaters Explored in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, Volume 2!Jennifer Tepper Announces Eight Theaters Explored in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, Volume 2!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

Volume 2 of writer and musical theater historian Jennifer Tepper's 'THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters' series is in the works, and the author just took to Twitter to announce the eight theaters featured in the second installment. Learn all the details in her announcement, plus check out the table of contents below! (more...)

AVENUE Q Celebrates 11th Anniversary in New York Tonight with Social Media PerformanceAVENUE Q Celebrates 11th Anniversary in New York Tonight with Social Media Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The long-running Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q celebrates its 11th anniversary in New York tonight, July 31 at 8 p.m. with a special interactive social media performance - THE INTERNET IS FOR Q! - at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.), at which all audience members will be invited to post their experiences during the show on their mobile phones via Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Members of the creative team and former cast members are expected to attend - and tweet - the performance, as well, and the evening's events will include surprise twists live from the stage. (more...)

AVENUE Q Will Celebrate 11th Anniversary in New York on 7/31AVENUE Q Will Celebrate 11th Anniversary in New York on 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The long-running Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q will celebrate its 11th anniversary in New York on Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m. with a special interactive social media performance - THE INTERNET IS FOR Q! - at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.), at which all audience members will be invited to post their experiences during the show on their mobile phones via Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Members of the creative team and former cast members are expected to attend - and tweet - the performance, as well, and the evening's events will include surprise twists live from the stage. (more...)

Casting Underway for HAMILTON at Public Theater; Check out Lin-Manuel Miranda's Fun Character Descriptions!Casting Underway for HAMILTON at Public Theater; Check out Lin-Manuel Miranda's Fun Character Descriptions!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Public will soon present the world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new play Hamilton from Jan 20 to Feb 22, 2015. It is based on the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow. Miranda will play Hamilton himself. According to an Equity casting notice, auditions are currently underway to fill several key roles, including Aaron Burr, George Washington and more. The character descriptions paint exciting pictures of Miranda's characters, including: Aaron Burr ('Javert meets Mos Def'), George Washington ('John Legend meets Mufasa'), Hercules Mulligan/James Madison ('RZA meets Zach from Chorus Line'), King George ('Wainwright meets King Herod in JCS'), and Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds (Jasmine Sullivan meets Carla from Nine). (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LAST SHIP Celebrates Opening in Chicago with Sting, Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker and More!Photo Flash: THE LAST SHIP Celebrates Opening in Chicago with Sting, Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winnerBrian Yorkey, opened June 25 at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. The Last Ship will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the opening night curtain call and more! (more...)

Pre-Broadway Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP Announces Rush Policy in ChicagoPre-Broadway Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP Announces Rush Policy in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

The producers of the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE LAST SHIP will offer special rush tickets for all performances. Ten pairs, 20 tickets, will be available to patrons, on the day-of-show, for $25. These rush tickets will be available at the box office only, on the day of the performance, when the box office opens at 10:00 a.m. except for Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

The Public to Present Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, 1/20-2/22, 2015The Public to Present Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, 1/20-2/22, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

The Public presents the world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new play Hamilton from Jan 20 to Feb 22, 2015. It is based on the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow. Miranda will play Hamilton himself. (more...)

BWW Preview: Sting's New Musical THE LAST SHIP Anchors in Chicago Prior to Broadway BowBWW Preview: Sting's New Musical THE LAST SHIP Anchors in Chicago Prior to Broadway Bow
by Tyler Peterson - May 29, 2014

THE LAST SHIP, 16-time Grammy winner Sting's first foray into theater, is no jukebox musical. (more...)

Tickets Available for THE LAST SHIP on Broadway Starting 6/9- Full Cast AnnouncedTickets Available for THE LAST SHIP on Broadway Starting 6/9- Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announce that tickets for the new musical THE LAST SHIP on Broadway will be available for purchase on June 9 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $55 to $147. To book groups of 15 or more, visitbroadway.com/groups or call 1-800-Broadway x2. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Brian d'Arcy James Tweet from HAMILTON WorkshopTwitter Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Brian d'Arcy James Tweet from HAMILTON Workshop
by BWW Staff - May 9, 2014

HAMILTON, written by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, will have its world premiere next January as part of The Public Theater's 2014-15 season. Before the production officially arrives, the show is currently giving a private NYC workshop. Lin-Manuel Miranda just tweeted the below behind the scenes photo @Lin_Manuel (more...)

Official: HAMILTON, Written by and Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Set for Public Theater's 2014-15 SeasonOfficial: HAMILTON, Written by and Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Set for Public Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

As first reported by BWW yesterday, HAMILTON, written by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, will have its world premiere next January as part of The Public's 2014-15 season at Astor Place. Directed by his In The Heights collaborator Thomas Kail, this new musical features Miranda playing Alexander Hamilton, one of our country's Founding Fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury. Tax-deductible Public Theater Memberships are available now and guarantee early access to tickets. (more...)

Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Aaron Lazar & More Will Star in Sting's THE LAST SHIP; Previews to Begin 9/30 at Broadway's Neil Simon TheatreMichael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Aaron Lazar & More Will Star in Sting's THE LAST SHIP; Previews to Begin 9/30 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Puliter Prize-winner Brian Yorkey - will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon on September 30 prior to opening night on October 26, according to producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. (more...)

Tickets to Pre-Broadway Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP On Sale this FridayTickets to Pre-Broadway Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP On Sale this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Broadway In Chicago and producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker have announced that individual tickets for THE LAST SHIP, with an original score by 16-time Grammy AwardŽ winner Sting, will go on sale this Friday, February 14, at 10 AM. THE LAST SHIPwill have its pre-Broadway World Premiere at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe) from June 10 - July 13, 2014. THE LAST SHIP will open on Broadway in the fall of 2014. An epic yet intimate tale inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences, this World Premiere production features direction by two-time Tony AwardŽ winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony AwardŽ winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) and choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony AwardŽ Nominee Steven Hoggett (Once). (more...)

Rachel York to Host 15th Annual Column Awards Gala, 2/24; Nominees Announced!Rachel York to Host 15th Annual Column Awards Gala, 2/24; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

The Board of Directors and Executive Director/Producer/Founder of THE COLUMN Awards Organization, John Garcia, have announced that Tony Award nominee, Broadway sensation Orfeh will be their special guest star and Co-host for the 14th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala. The extrava When the 15th annual COLUMN Award nominations were announced Sunday evening history was being made as the organization has completely retooled and reorganized their voting process. Theatre Three leads the Equity field with 37 nominations while Mainstage-Las Colinas leads the Non-equity field with 31 nominations. (more...)

DVR Alert: AVENUE Q to Be Featured on Lifetime's 'Celebrity Bucket List' on 1/25DVR Alert: AVENUE Q to Be Featured on Lifetime's 'Celebrity Bucket List' on 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q will be featured on the Lifetime TV series "Celebrity Bucket List" on Saturday, Jan. 25th (check local listings for broadcast times across the U.S.) in a half-hour segment with best-selling author Jodi Picoult ("My Sister's Keeper"), who realizes her lifelong dream of appearing in a show on stage. In the segment, she (expertly) performs various walk-on roles as Q characters Nicky and Mrs. T. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Sebastian Arcelus & More Set for William Finn Celebration Concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 2/9Carolee Carmello, Sebastian Arcelus & More Set for William Finn Celebration Concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah and Honorary Hosts, Betty Buckley, Andy Cohen, Carmel Dean, Harvey Fierstein, Moises Kaufman, James Lapine, Harriet Leve, Jordan Roth, Seth Rudetsky and Jeffrey Seller present a concert celebrating the music of two-time Tony Award winning Composer and Lyricist WILLIAM FINN, featuring some of the most beloved songs from Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, A New Brain, Elegies, and more. (more...)

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