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NY Public Library's Theatre Division Administrator Misy Singson on The Spitfire GrillNY Public Library's Theatre Division Administrator Misy Singson on The Spitfire Grill
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Sep 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Misy Singson, Theatre Division Administrator,†The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: Political Satires in The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Theatre on The Spitfire Grill. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ENCOUNTER Is More Tech Demo Than Engaging StorytellingBWW Review: THE ENCOUNTER Is More Tech Demo Than Engaging Storytelling
by Michael Dale - Sep 30, 2016

The underappreciated art of sound design takes center stage in Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER, a dramatization of Petru Popescu's book†"Amazon Beaming" that comes off more as a demonstration of technological capabilities than engaging storytelling. (more...)

Photo Flash: Simon McBurney Takes on the Jungle in THE ENCOUNTERPhoto Flash: Simon McBurney Takes on the Jungle in THE ENCOUNTER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of†The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, opens†tonight†at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th†Street). The production began performances on September 20 and will play a limited engagement through†January 8, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Sleight-Of-Hand Trickster Helder Guimaraes is Aces in VERSOBWW Review: Sleight-Of-Hand Trickster Helder Guimaraes is Aces in VERSO
by Michael Dale - Sep 29, 2016

It takes a certain amount of moxie for a solo performer to begin his Off-Broadway show by looking into the audience and stating 'I am weird.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Diane Lane and More in THE CHERRY ORCHARD on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Diane Lane and More in THE CHERRY ORCHARD on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey in a new production of The Cherry Orchard, currently in previews for an†October 16, 2016, opening on Broadway.†This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VERSO, Starring Helder Guimaraes, Opens Tonight at New World StagesVERSO, Starring Helder Guimaraes, Opens Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Tonight, Helder Guimar„es, one of the premier close-up artists of the world, opens his newest show for New York audiences. (more...)

The Nitty Gritty Behind HAMILTON's Landmark Profit-Sharing Deal: Read the Cast's Full Letter to Jeffrey Seller!The Nitty Gritty Behind HAMILTON's Landmark Profit-Sharing Deal: Read the Cast's Full Letter to Jeffrey Seller!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2016

If you were wondering how this landmark decision came about (because, let's face it, it's almost unprecedented), Bloomberg has now shared in detail how the deal came to fruition. The piece includes the letter sent Aug. 31, 2015 from 22 members of the cast to lead producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker in HEISENBERG on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker in HEISENBERG on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere production of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, is now playing on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre starring Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker. Heisenberg began previews Tuesday, September 20 and opens Thursday, October 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer and Bryce Pinkham in Broadway's HOLIDAY INNPhoto Flash: First Look at Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer and Bryce Pinkham in Broadway's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Universal Stage Productions' first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL, starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee†Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, withCorbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, is currently in previews for an opening on October 6, 2016 at Studio 54.†This is a limited engagement through January 1, 2017.†With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Olivier Award Winner Chukwudi Iwuji Stars In Mobile Unit's Contemporary-Minded HAMLETBWW Review: Olivier Award Winner Chukwudi Iwuji Stars In Mobile Unit's Contemporary-Minded HAMLET
by Michael Dale - Sep 23, 2016

As part of The Public's dedication to community outreach, the Mobile Unit was created to bring high-quality productions of Shakespeare plays to people in prisons, shelters and community centers throughout the New York area. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Helder Guimaraes in VERSO Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Helder Guimaraes in VERSO Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Helder Guimar„es, one of the premier close-up artists of the world, returns to New York City in his all-new show Verso, following the acclaimed sold-out engagement of Nothing to Hide. Intimate and enigmatic, witty and unorthodox, Verso is Helder's most daunting journey into the impossible yet. Bear witness as he pushes the very limits of magic, and challenges just how much you're willing to accept what your eyes assume to be true. BroadwayWorld has a first look at him in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Richard Nelson Continues Election Year Trilogy With WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?BWW Review: Richard Nelson Continues Election Year Trilogy With WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
by Michael Dale - Sep 22, 2016

With his quartet of dramas concerning the Apple family of Rhinebeck, New York now being followed by his trilogy-in-progress concerning their fellow Rhinebeckers, the Gabriels, you might say that Richard Nelson has written more Chekhovian plays than Anton Chekhov. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has released its annual October Season Preview issue, which includes lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the coming season.†Robert Askins' Hand to God will be the most-produced play, with 13 total productions, and August Wilson will be the most-produced playwright, with 18 total productions. (more...)

Get Practicing! WAITRESS to Host Encore CAST ALBUM KARAOKE This OctoberGet Practicing! WAITRESS to Host Encore CAST ALBUM KARAOKE This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Due to the success of Waitress's recent and first-ever 'Cast Album Karaoke,' following the Wednesday evening Oct 5 performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street),†audience members will have another chance to sing on a Broadway stage. (more...)

HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Starts Tomorrow on BroadwayHEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Starts Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20, for the Broadway engagement of Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring original cast members Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker. (more...)

Tony Winning Play THE HUMANS Recoups in Just 26 Weeks on BroadwayTony Winning Play THE HUMANS Recoups in Just 26 Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning drama THE HUMANS has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization after just 26 weeks on Broadway. Producer Scott Rudin confirmed the news this morning. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger,†Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Emmy-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage CareerBWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Emmy-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage Career
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 17, 2016

Last night two-time Tony Award-winner Viola Davis made history as the first African-American to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. She was recognized for her role as the brilliant attorney and professor Annalise Keating on the Shonda Rhimes drama HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. In addition to her Emmy and Tonys, Davis has won three Drama Desks and three SAG Awards. During her acceptance speech, Davis quoted Harriet Tubman and talked about breaking boundaries and redefining what Hollywood thinks of as beautiful. (more...)

Broadway's ANASTASIA Pre-Sale Begins; Single Tickets on Sale Next MonthBroadway's ANASTASIA Pre-Sale Begins; Single Tickets on Sale Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Producers Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky) and Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) today announce that tickets for the new musical, Anastasia are on sale exclusively for American Express Card Members. (more...)

Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's†current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement. (more...)

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