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BWW Reviews: Orlandersmith Honors the Artists Who Shaped Her in FOREVERBWW Reviews: Orlandersmith Honors the Artists Who Shaped Her in FOREVER
by Michael Dale - May 5, 2015

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Signature Theatre to Host THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK Play Discussion, 5/16Signature Theatre to Host THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK Play Discussion, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced that the unique World of the Play series continues with "Exploring Outsider Art." This World of the Play event will explore the work of Outsider Artists like the self-taught Nukain Mabusa, whose life and work inspired Athol Fugard's The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek. The panel of experts for this exciting discussion include gallerist Andrew Edlin, arts journalist Edward M. Gomez, and curator Kristin Sancken. The discussion will be led by moderator Brian Phillips. The event is free and open to the general public (no reservations required). (more...)

ONCE National Tour to Play Palace Theatre, 6/9-14ONCE National Tour to Play Palace Theatre, 6/9-14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Palace Theatre for a limited engagement from June 9-14. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/5/2015 - Wilson in FISH IN THE DARK, Theatre World Winners, THE AUDIENCE Back in the UK and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/5/2015 - Wilson in FISH IN THE DARK, Theatre World Winners, THE AUDIENCE Back in the UK and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 5, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FISH IN THE DARK welcomes back a star, we find out this year's Theatre World Award winners, and THE AUDIENCE returns to the West End! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MACBETH, Touring with The Public's Mobile Shakespeare UnitPhoto Flash: First Look at MACBETH, Touring with The Public's Mobile Shakespeare Unit
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Directed by Edward Torres, MACBETH is currently touring the five boroughs though May 14, and will have a sit-down run at The Public Theater, May 17 through June 7, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kristine Nielsen, Carolyn McCormick & More in A.R. Gurney's WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Kristine Nielsen, Carolyn McCormick & More in A.R. Gurney's WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Signature Theatre is currently presenting What I Did Last Summer, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Jim Simpson through June 7 with a May 17 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out a first look below! (more...)

DINNER WITH THE BOYS, Starring Dan Lauria and More, Opens Tonight at Theatre RowDINNER WITH THE BOYS, Starring Dan Lauria and More, Opens Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

DINNER WITH THE BOYS is a new comedy by the beloved actor and writer Dan Lauria (LOMBARDI, 'The Wonder Years' and 'Sullivan & Son') and opens tonight, May 4, off-Broadway at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42 St.) in New York City. It is produced by Pat Addiss and Olympus Theatricals. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Legendary Groove Comes to Life in MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: The Legendary Groove Comes to Life in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Ellen Dostal - May 4, 2015

Turning a profit in the theatre business is challenging at best but it isn't surprising that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL easily recouped its initial investment during its run on Broadway, or its outlay for the First National Tour, now playing at the Hollywood Pantages. The popularity of the Motown sound is undeniable. Even if you wanted to, it's impossible to keep from being carried away by the irresistible groove of the music. And why would you even want to try? (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANNIE at Denver CenterBWW Reviews: ANNIE at Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - May 4, 2015

The show is nothing flashy, and it doesn't try to be any more than it is. But if you already don't love Annie, this production won't change your mind. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Closes Tonight at The Public Theater; Time for Broadway!Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Closes Tonight at The Public Theater; Time for Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

The world premiere production of HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, concludes its run tonight, May 3, at The Public Theater. But this is not the end of the road for the company. HAMILTON will start performances on Broadway on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where tickets are already on sale. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1
by BWW Special Coverage - May 1, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of opening night of The Public Theater's GROUNDED, starring Anne Hathaway, the cast of THE VISIT recording the original cast album, a first look at Darren Criss's return to Broadway as HEDWIG, and more! (more...)

A Golden Night with the New York Pops: Gala Honoree Rob Marshall on Celebrating 'An Embarrassment of Riches' Alongside FamilyA Golden Night with the New York Pops: Gala Honoree Rob Marshall on Celebrating 'An Embarrassment of Riches' Alongside Family
by Tyler Peterson - May 1, 2015

By the numbers, Rob Marshall has found a fairly stable foothold atop the Broadway-turned-Hollywood helmer list. (more...)

Roundabout Extends ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Peter GallagherRoundabout Extends ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century, which opened to widespread critical acclaim on Broadway, is now extended by two weeks through July 19, 2015 only. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Christine Ebersole Makes Her Return to Musicals in Paper Mill's EVER AFTER!BWW Interviews: Christine Ebersole Makes Her Return to Musicals in Paper Mill's EVER AFTER!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 30, 2015

Today the actress speaks exclusively to BroadwayWorld and shares her excitement over starring in the first musical she has done in nine years! (more...)

FUN HOME Breaks House Record at the Circle in the SquareFUN HOME Breaks House Record at the Circle in the Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are pleased to announce that Fun Home, the Award-winning American musical based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel of the same name, took in $392,450.00 at the box office Tuesday, April 28, in the wake of the show's twelve Tony nominations, making it the highest wrapping day of a musical in the history of the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: A Fabulous First Look at Darren Criss and Rebecca Naomi Jones in HEDWIG on Broadway!Photo Flash: A Fabulous First Look at Darren Criss and Rebecca Naomi Jones in HEDWIG on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Darren Criss returns to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting tonight, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. In addition, Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange) joined HEDWIG in the role of Yitzhak earlier this month. BroadwayWorld has a first look at both stars onstage below! (more...)

Joss Whedon 'Inspired' by Lin-Manuel Miranda; Calls HAMILTON a 'Breathtaking Experience'Joss Whedon 'Inspired' by Lin-Manuel Miranda; Calls HAMILTON a 'Breathtaking Experience'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Among the director's biggest pop culture inspiration's is HAMILTON creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and calls his recent visit to see the new musical now playing at the Public Theatre a 'breathtaking experience.' (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets Tony Congrats to Both Nominees & Snubs!Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets Tony Congrats to Both Nominees & Snubs!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter to sum up today's news of the 69th Annual Tony Award nominations as only he could: (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! ZORBA! - John Turturro, Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana & More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! ZORBA! - John Turturro, Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

John Turturro will star in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis,Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in ZORBA!, running for seven performances, May 6 - 10, 2015. ZORBA! will be directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. ZORBA! is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast together! (more...)

Photo Flash: New ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Shots, Featuring Tony Nominees Kristin Chenoweth & Andy Karl!Photo Flash: New ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Shots, Featuring Tony Nominees Kristin Chenoweth & Andy Karl!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the classic musical On the Twentieth Century, which will play a 20-week limited engagement through July 5, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). In honor of the show's five Tony nominations (including nods for stars Kristin Chenoweth and Andy Karl,) new production photos have been released. Check them out below! (more...)

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