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Review Roundup: Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - May 26, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nominee The Kentucky Cycle), opened in its New York premiere on May 21st at New World Stages for a limited engagement through July 9, 2017. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2017

Just yesterday, the New York Drama Critics' Circle gathered to honor their 2017 award winners at Feinstein's/54 Below- Best Play: Oslo and Best Musical: The Band's Visit. The award for best play carries a cash prize of $2,500. The prize is made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Drama Critics' Circle Honors OSLO and THE BAND'S VISITPhoto Coverage: The New York Drama Critics' Circle Honors OSLO and THE BAND'S VISIT
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2017

Just yesterday, the New York Drama Critics' Circle gathered to honor their 2017 award winners at Feinstein's/54 Below- Best Play: Oslo and Best Musical: The Band's Visit. The award for best play carries a cash prize of $2,500.  The prize is made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. (more...)

Who's the Best Guesser? Check Brantley & Isherwood's Tony Prediction Track RecordsWho's the Best Guesser? Check Brantley & Isherwood's Tony Prediction Track Records
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The theatre critics for the New York Times have perhaps the most influential and respected voices when it comes to Broadway. Every awards season they come up with a list of Tony nominees who they think will win and should win the coveted prize in June. Click here to check out Ben Brantley and Jesse Green's predictions for this year. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! THE GOLDEN APPLEReview Roundup: Encores! THE GOLDEN APPLE
by Review Roundups - May 11, 2017

Closing out this season at Encores! is The Golden Apple- the John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. The Golden Apple will star Mikaela Bennett (Penelope), Ashley Brown (Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso), Carrie Compere (Lovey Mars/The Siren), Jason Kravits (Menelaus/Scylla), Alli Mauzey (Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist), Lindsay Mendez (Helen), N'Kenge (Mother Hare), Ryan Silverman (Ulysses), and Barton Cowperthwaite (Paris). (more...)

OSLO Stars, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Team to Appear on THEATER TALK This WeekOSLO Stars, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Team to Appear on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

This week THEATER TALK features the lead actors, playwright and director of the acclaimed play Oslo at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater - Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays, writer J.T. Rogers, and director Bartlett Sher - and continues with Part 2 of an interview with the creators of the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen - librettist Steven Levenson and composer/lyricists Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, who perform songs from Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, and La La Land. (more...)

Judy Gold & Randy Rainbow Will Roast Michael Musto for Charity; More Stars Announced!Judy Gold & Randy Rainbow Will Roast Michael Musto for Charity; More Stars Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that comedian Judy Gold and internet sensation Randy Rainbow will join the cast of FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO. (more...)

New York Drama Critics' Circle Announces 2017 Winners - OSLO, THE BAND'S VISIT & More!New York Drama Critics' Circle Announces 2017 Winners - OSLO, THE BAND'S VISIT & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The awards include a cash prize of $2,500 for Best Play, made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. The awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on Thursday, May 18. (more...)

THEATER TALK Wins NY Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion ProgramTHEATER TALK Wins NY Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion Program
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

THEATER TALK, the series devoted to conversation about the world of the stage, won a NY Emmy Award as Best NYC Interview/Discussion Program at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/New York Chapter's annual awards ceremony held on Saturday, May 6 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. (more...)

Theater Talk: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Creatives Perform Songs & Discuss the Musical's EvolutionTheater Talk: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Creatives Perform Songs & Discuss the Musical's Evolution
by Theater Talk - May 8, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen's composer/lyricists Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, along with librettist Steven Levenson, join Susan Haskins and guest co-host Jesse Green around Theater Talk's grand piano to discuss and perform key songs from their blockbuster new show, now on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. (more...)

Judy Gold and Randy Rainbow to Join the Cast of BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTOJudy Gold and Randy Rainbow to Join the Cast of BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment (Daniel DeMello and Nathaniel Nowak) in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that comedian Judy Gold and internet sensation Randy Rainbow will join the cast of  FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO. (more...)

Review Roundup: Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New AudienceReview Roundup: Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by Review Roundups - May 5, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Review Roundup: George Takei Stars in Classic Stage Company's Revival of PACIFIC OVERTURESReview Roundup: George Takei Stars in Classic Stage Company's Revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Classic Stage Company's new production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, celebrated its opening night this evening. (more...)

New York Drama Critics' Circle to Announce 2017 Award Winners Next WeekNew York Drama Critics' Circle to Announce 2017 Award Winners Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The winners of the 2017 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Monday, May 8, 2017 at approximately 5:30pm. The selections will be made at the organization's 82nd annual voting meeting. (more...)

Pasek & Paul to Perform Tunes from DEAR EVAN HANSEN on THEATER TALK This WeekPasek & Paul to Perform Tunes from DEAR EVAN HANSEN on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

This week THEATER TALK welcomes the creators of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, composer/lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul along with librettist Steven Levenson in Part One of an interview with co-host Susan Haskins and guest co-host Jesse Green of The New York Times. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Review Roundup: A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 27, 2017

The Broadway premiere of Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2,  opens tonight at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Lead BANDSTAND to Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Lead BANDSTAND to Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: John Guare's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: John Guare's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winnerJohn Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins(Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman(Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Review Roundup: Have You Heard? ANASTASIA Opens on Broadway Tonight!Review Roundup: Have You Heard? ANASTASIA Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by Review Roundups - Apr 24, 2017

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway musical RAGTIME, the dazzling new musical ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920's, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family. (more...)

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