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Photo Coverage: SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Win Big at the 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards!Photo Coverage: SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Win Big at the 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

The New York Drama Critics' Circle just presented its 2015-2016 Best Play and Best Musical: Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS and George C. Wolfe, Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's SHUFFLE ALONG, OR THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED. The selections were made at the organization's 81st annual voting meeting. (more...)

Frank Langella-Led THE FATHER get One Week Extension at Manhattan Theatre ClubFrank Langella-Led THE FATHER get One Week Extension at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, with a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) will extend by one week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on April 14 to critical raves, has been extended through Sunday, June 19. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

In The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future, Matt Windman, theater critic of the newspaper amNewYork, interviews dozens of other theater critics about their backgrounds, how they go about evaluating different kinds of shows, and the enormous challenges that threaten the future of professional theater criticism. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons' Annual Auction Opens Today: Bid for HAMILTON Meet & Greet, People's Choice Awards Tickets & More!Playwrights Horizons' Annual Auction Opens Today: Bid for HAMILTON Meet & Greet, People's Choice Awards Tickets & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2016 Online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items, getaways, theater tickets, sports items, celebrity meet and greets, celebrity experiences  and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 3 at 12 Noon at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons.  Online bidding will continue through Thursday, May 19.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! 1776- with Santino Fontana, John Larroquette & More!Review Roundup: Encores! 1776- with Santino Fontana, John Larroquette & More!
by Review Roundups - Mar 31, 2016

Up next in the Encores! season is 1776, the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. A unique show that presents John Adams (Santino Fontana), Thomas Jefferson (John Behlmann), andBenjamin Franklin (John Larroquette) in all their fractious, fascinating complexity, 1776 features such beloved songs as 'Sit Down, John,' 'Cool, Cool, Considerate Men,' and 'He Plays the Violin.' (more...)

Ethan Mordden to Chat New Book 'ON SONDHEIM' on This Week's THEATER TALKEthan Mordden to Chat New Book 'ON SONDHEIM' on This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK presents prolific author Ethan Mordden, back on the series to talk about his new book On Sondheim - An Opinionated Guide, published by Oxford University Press. (more...)

Review Roundup: BRIGHT STAR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: BRIGHT STAR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR officially opens tonight, March 24, 2016 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Bartlett Sher and Danny Burstein Set for This Week's THEATER TALKFIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Bartlett Sher and Danny Burstein Set for This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Co-hosted by Susan Haskins and guest host Jesse Green, THEATER TALK spotlights the acclaimed Broadway 2015 revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof, now at the Broadway Theatre, with director Bartlett Sher and star Danny Burstein. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons to Celebrate Music of Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori & More at 2016 Spring GalaPlaywrights Horizons to Celebrate Music of Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori & More at 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 9 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOMReview Roundup: THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
by Review Roundups - Mar 14, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

VIDEO:  Scenes from Danai Gurira's Warm and Evocative Family Drama, FAMILIARVIDEO: Scenes from Danai Gurira's Warm and Evocative Family Drama, FAMILIAR
by Michael Dale - Mar 9, 2016

With ECLIPSED transferring to Broadway and FAMILIAR extended at Playwright's Horizons, Danai Gurira is one of New York's hottest playwrights. (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR Extends at Playwrights HorizonsDanai Gurira's FAMILIAR Extends at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of their New York premiere production of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award-winner Danai Gurira (Eclipsed now on Broadway, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's 'The Walking Dead'). Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald: The Intentionally Unglamorous Broadway LifeSHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald: The Intentionally Unglamorous Broadway Life
by Michael Dale - Mar 8, 2016

The six-time Tony winner's consistent presence on Broadway has made her a symbol of its increasing diversity. (more...)

Review Roundup: Lupita Nyong'o-Led ECLIPSED Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Lupita Nyong'o-Led ECLIPSED Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 6, 2016

The new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, opens tonight, March 6th, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). The play also stars Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh and is directed by Liesl Tommy. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR Opens at Playwrights HorizonsReview Roundup: Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR Opens at Playwrights Horizons
by Review Roundups - Mar 3, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere production of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award-winner Danai Gurira, directed by Rebecca Taichman. FAMILIAR opens tonight, March 3, at Playwrights Horizons for a limited engagement plays through Sunday, March 27. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: NICE FISH, Starring Mark Rylance, Opens at St. Ann's WarehouseReview Roundup: NICE FISH, Starring Mark Rylance, Opens at St. Ann's Warehouse
by Review Roundups - Feb 22, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse continues inaugural season in its new theater on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park with the NYC premiere of the A.R.T.'s NICE FISH, conceived, written and adapted by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, directed by Claire van Kampen, and starring Rylance. The production will run for six weeks, now through March 27, in the Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Theater. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Feb 18, 2016

The Broadway production of Stephen Karam's much-raved-about new play, THE HUMANS, opens tonight, February 18, 2016. Directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and featuring its entire acclaimed off-Broadway cast, THE HUMANS plays performances at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: BURIED CHILD, Starring Ed Harris, Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: BURIED CHILD, Starring Ed Harris, Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Feb 17, 2016

The New Group presents Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD, opening tonight, February 17, and playing through April 3, 2016 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: SMART PEOPLE Opens at Second StageReview Roundup: SMART PEOPLE Opens at Second Stage
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2016

Second Stage Theatre presents Lydia R. Diamond's play, SMART PEOPLE, opening tonight, February 11, 2016, at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY Opens at City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY Opens at City Center
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, now through February 14. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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