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Segerstrom Center Opens 2015-16 Spotlight Series with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY This WeekendSegerstrom Center Opens 2015-16 Spotlight Series with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 2015 - 2016 Spotlight Series opens with the sidesplitting savagery known as Forbidden Broadway tonight, October 1 - 4, 2015 (more...)

Blythe Danner to Host Season 2 of THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UP, Premiering TodayBlythe Danner to Host Season 2 of THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UP, Premiering Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

THIRTEEN will once again present a selection of provocative and entertaining Off-Broadway plays, captured live on-stage, in THIRTEEN's signature 'up-close' style. (more...)

Michael Riedel Column Cut to Once a Week at NY Post; Daily News Slashes ArtsMichael Riedel Column Cut to Once a Week at NY Post; Daily News Slashes Arts
by Jessica Khan - Sep 29, 2015

Two arts news staples -- the New York Post and the New York Daily News -- are cutting back on their coverage. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANSPlaywrights Horizons Extends Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group have announced an extension of their New York premiere co-production of THE CHRISTIANS, a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Red Speedo, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the Playwrights Horizons 2015/2016 Season.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Deaf West's Revival of SPRING AWAKENING Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Deaf West's Revival of SPRING AWAKENING Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Sep 27, 2015

Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, begins performances tonight, September 8, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has all the reviews for the production below- updating LIVE! (more...)

Blythe Danner to Host Season 2 of THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UP, Premiering 10/1Blythe Danner to Host Season 2 of THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UP, Premiering 10/1
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

THIRTEEN will once again present a selection of provocative and entertaining Off-Broadway plays, captured live on-stage, in THIRTEEN's signature 'up-close' style. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Sep 9, 2015

Dave Thomas Brown, recently of Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages, leads a cast that also includes Wayne Duvall (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Leatherheads), Matt McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, 'The Black Donnellys') and Afton C. Williamson ('Nashville,' 'Homeland'), in Matthew Lopez's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE, opening tonight, September 9, 2015 at MCC Theater. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: Sherie Rene Scott's WHORL INSIDE A LOOP Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Sherie Rene Scott's WHORL INSIDE A LOOP Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Aug 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre presents the world premiere production of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, a new play by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan. WHORL INSIDE A LOOP began performances on August 4 and officially opens tonight, August 27, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Aug 25, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of A.R. Gurney's new play LOVE & MONEY, directed by Mark Lamos. The production opened last night, August 24, and runs through October 4, 2015 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: Navy Vets Celebrate 70th Anniversary of WWII's End at ON THE TOWN!Photo Coverage: Navy Vets Celebrate 70th Anniversary of WWII's End at ON THE TOWN!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 17, 2015

Over the weekend, WWII Navy veterans Ray and Ellie Williams led the Times Square Alliance's "Kiss-In"  to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. At the special event, hundreds of people re-enacted the legendary lip-lock  between a U.S. sailor and nurse, captured forever on the cover of LIFE Magazine. The famous victory kiss occured on August 14, 1945 on Military Island, at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets. Afterwards the couple stopped by the Lyric Theatre to continue in the theme of the day by catching a performance of ON THE TOWN. Check out photos of Ray and Ellie with the cast below! (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN TonightNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild departed the Broadway revival of On The Town last weekend. Now, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin steps into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from tonight, August 11, through August 23. Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the role for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Megan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes OverMegan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes Over
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Review Roundup: HAMILTON Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: HAMILTON Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about America's 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' opens tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Breaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on BroadwayBreaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

This just in... The Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN will conclude its run on Broadway on Sunday, September 6 following 28 previews and 368 regular performances, making this the longest-running Broadway production of the show since the 1944 original. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Helluva Guy- ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck Honored with Sardi's CaricaturePhoto Coverage: A Helluva Guy- ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck Honored with Sardi's Caricature
by Walter McBride - Aug 5, 2015

Just yesterday, Tony Yazbeck was honored at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant with his very own portrait.Yazbeck earned 2015 Tony Award, Drama League Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations as well as the 2015 Astaire Award, for his portrayal of 'Gabey' in the hit Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN. His other Broadway credits include Chicago (Billy Flynn), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Phil Davis), Gypsywith Patti LuPone (Tulsa, Outer Critics Circle nom.), A Chorus Line (Al), Oklahoma!, Never Gonna Dance, and Gypsy with Tyne Daly. (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWNNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jul 27, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12-week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey officially opens tonight, July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Sing ABC's 'World News Now' in the Style of a PolkaVIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Sing ABC's 'World News Now' in the Style of a Polka
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2015

Cast members from ON THE TOWN recently stopped by ABC-TV to sing 'The World News Polka,' accompanied by an accordion. Watch the humorous performance- complete with sock puppets- below! (more...)

Review Roundup: AMAZING GRACE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: AMAZING GRACE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jul 16, 2015

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

Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Spotlight Series with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, 10/1-4Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Spotlight Series with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, 10/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

 Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 2015 - 2016 Spotlight Series opens with the sidesplitting savagery known as Forbidden Broadway October 1 - 4, 2015. There will be just four performances of a special adaptation of their recent hit edition, Forbidden Broadway Alive and Kicking! The cast includes members of the Tony AwardŽ-winning New York company, including Forbidden Broadway stalwarts Gina Kreiezmar, Marcus Stevens, Kevin B. McGlynn and Trisha Rapier (who hails from Orange County!). This touring edition is presented by John Freedson and Harriet Yellin. (more...)

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