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Photo Coverage: Jessica Hecht and David Hyde Pierce Host the Williamstown Theatre Festival GalaPhoto Coverage: Jessica Hecht and David Hyde Pierce Host the Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 9, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival's annual Gala was just held at City Winery in New York City (155 Varick Street) last night, February 8, 2016. The evening  included cocktails, dinner, and live auction led by Charity Auctioneer Robbie Gordy of Christie's New York. Hosted by Jessica Hecht and David Hyde Pierce, the evening included special appearances and performances by: star of stage and screen Ana Gasteyer, Telly Leung (Broadway's Allegiance), Lindsay Mendez (Broadway's Wicked), New York's hottest new band Sky-Pony (led by Tony Award-nominated singer/actress Lauren Worsham and musician/writer Kyle Jarrow), and more. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek, Marisa Tomei and More Head to Williamstown Theatre Festival This Summer; Four World Premieres!Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek, Marisa Tomei and More Head to Williamstown Theatre Festival This Summer; Four World Premieres!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosted its starry 2016 gala this evening at City Winery in New York City, where Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield announced the initial lineup for this summer's season -- the 62nd for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. Among the big names slated for the 2016 Summer Season are Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Jane Kaczmarek and Michael Stuhlbarg. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce & Jessica Hecht Co-Host Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2016 Gala TonightDavid Hyde Pierce & Jessica Hecht Co-Host Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2016 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival's annual Gala will be held at City Winery in New York City (155 Varick Street) tonight, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, and live auction led by Charity Auctioneer Robbie Gordy of Christie's New York. Hosted by Jessica Hecht and David Hyde Pierce, the evening will include special appearances and performances by a slew of stars. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Company of Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Meets the PressPhoto Coverage: Company of Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Feb 4, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick, in association with Hartford Stage, present The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse) and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). The Body of an American will feature Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ('Boardwalk Empire,' Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street). The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hard to capture photo coverage of the whole day! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Cast Meets the PressFREEZE FRAME: Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Cast Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick, in association with Hartford Stage, present The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse) and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars…, Lost Girls). The Body of an American will feature Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ("Boardwalk Empire," Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street). The company just met the press and you can check out a sneak peek from the special day below. Check abck later for complete coverage! (more...)

David Hyde Pierce & Jessica Hecht to Co-Host WTF's Annual Gala in NYCDavid Hyde Pierce & Jessica Hecht to Co-Host WTF's Annual Gala in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival's annual Gala will be held at City Winery in New York City (155 Varick Street) on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  The evening will include cocktails, dinner, and live auction led by Charity Auctioneer Robbie Gordy of Christie's New York. Hosted by Jessica Hecht and David Hyde Pierce, the evening will include special appearances and performances by: star of stage and screen Ana Gasteyer, Telly Leung (Broadway's Allegiance), Lindsay Mendez (Broadway's Wicked), New York's hottest new band Sky-Pony (led by Tony Award-nominated singer/actress Lauren Worsham and musician/writer Kyle Jarrow), and more! (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Hartford Stage CompanyBWW Review: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Hartford Stage Company
by Karen Bovard - Jan 25, 2016

Dan O'Brien's play THE BODY OF AMERICAN turns on a friendship built on a bond of differing traumas.   It's a true story, and an on-going one. We watch two edgy, damaged, highly verbal men trying to understand themselves through the other and forge a friendship without pretense.  (more...)

Suzan-Lori Parks Play 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Sets West Coast Debut at the Taper This SpringSuzan-Lori Parks Play 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Sets West Coast Debut at the Taper This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) by by Suzan-Lori Parks will make its West Coast premiere this spring, directed by Jo Bonney at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICANMichael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, presents The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse)and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). Featuring Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ('Boardwalk Empire,' Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street), the limited engagement runs February 10 - March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. (more...)

VIDEO: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Dan O'Brien's Ghost Story of a War Photo That Outraged A NationVIDEO: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Dan O'Brien's Ghost Story of a War Photo That Outraged A Nation
by Michael Dale - Jan 12, 2016

Dan O'Brien's drama was inspired by a horrific incident captured by photojournalist Paul Watson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey & More Flock to the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening Night Red Carpet!Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey & More Flock to the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening Night Red Carpet!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2015

To life! The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF just opened Sunday night, December 20 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), wrapping up the 2015 Broadway season. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, and choreographed by Hofesh Shechter. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out coverage from the red carpet below! (more...)

Michael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Primary StagesMichael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, announces casting for The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse)and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). The limited engagement runs February 10 - March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. The production will play Hartford Stage January 7-31, 2016. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival to Host 2016 NYC Gala in FebruaryWilliamstown Theatre Festival to Host 2016 NYC Gala in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that the annual WTF Gala will be held at City Winery in New York City (155 Varick Street) on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  The evening will include cocktails, dinner, and live auction led by Charity Auctioneer Robbie Gordy of Christie's New York, along with special appearances and performances including: Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof), Kristolyn Lloyd (last season's Paradise Blue at WTF), New York's hottest new band Sky-Pony (led by Tony Award-nominated singer/actress Lauren Worsham and musician/writer Kyle Jarrow), star of stage and screen David Hyde Pierce and more! (more...)

Ben Platt, Mary Testa & More to Lead Workshop of New Sheik-Sater Musical ALICE BY HEARTBen Platt, Mary Testa & More to Lead Workshop of New Sheik-Sater Musical ALICE BY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Broadway World has confirmed that MCC THEATER, in association with Kurt Deutsch, President of Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, will hold an invite-only workshop presentation of the new musical Alice by Heart, the latest collaboration from Tony and Grammy winning Spring Awakening composers Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.  (more...)

Paul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Gets Sold-Out Reading Tonight at American Repertory TheaterPaul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Gets Sold-Out Reading Tonight at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, presents a reading of TRANS SCRIPTS, a groundbreaking new play about transgender identity, written by Paul Lucas, and directed by Jo Bonney, at OBERON tonight, November 23 at 7:30PM. (more...)

S. Epatha Merkerson, John Douglas Thompson and More Among 2015 Audelco 'Viv' Award Winners; Full List!S. Epatha Merkerson, John Douglas Thompson and More Among 2015 Audelco 'Viv' Award Winners; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

The annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition -- 'The VIV' Awards -- are the only formally established awards presented to the black theatre community. Every third Monday in November the nominees are awarded in various categories. This year's ceremony was held last night, November 16, at Symphony Space. (more...)

Jo Bonney, Rachel Chavkin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Kathleen Marshall Join SDC Executive BoardJo Bonney, Rachel Chavkin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Kathleen Marshall Join SDC Executive Board
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

On November 16, 2015, at the Annual Membership Meeting in New York City, SDC announced the results of the 2015 Executive Board Elections. (more...)

VIDEO:  Piper Perabo Discusses LOST GIRLS and Activism For Syrian RefugeesVIDEO: Piper Perabo Discusses LOST GIRLS and Activism For Syrian Refugees
by Michael Dale - Nov 16, 2015

After making her New York stage debut with MCC's REASONS TO BE PRETTY, she's back at the Lortel in John Pollono's dark comedy. (more...)

MCC Theater's LOST GIRLS, Starring Piper Perabo, Extends Off-BroadwayMCC Theater's LOST GIRLS, Starring Piper Perabo, Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

MCC Theater announced today the extension -- by popular demand -- of its hit comedy, John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, starring Golden Globe nominee Piper Perabo, through Friday, December 4th. It was previously scheduled through November 29th. (more...)

BWW Review: Piper Perabo Solid In John Pollono's Tense And Funny Lost GirlsBWW Review: Piper Perabo Solid In John Pollono's Tense And Funny Lost Girls
by Michael Dale - Nov 11, 2015

Jo Bonney directs Pollono's latest about troubled working class New Englanders. (more...)

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