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HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS Coming to Blu-ra/DVD 9/5HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS Coming to Blu-ra/DVD 9/5
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Led by Oscar® nominee and TV icon Oprah Winfrey and Emmy® nominee Rose Byrne, the “Intriguing and thought provoking” (The New York Times) HBO® Film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, is available to own on Blu-RayTM and DVD September 5, 2017. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFEAndrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

BWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARBWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2017

For the past 400+ years, the title character in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has been traditionally regarded as one of the good guys. Oh sure, there was that time back in '37 when Orson Welles staged a production that had the Roman ruler interpreted as a stand-in for Mussolini, but The Bard's text is generally taken as a case where a powerful, but ultimately benevolent leader is assassinated by a group of questionably motivated, dagger-wielding senators who paint him as an ambitious populist seeking absolute power. (more...)

Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson Star in Playing on Air's A MAN OF HIS TIME PodcastSam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson Star in Playing on Air's A MAN OF HIS TIME Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Claudia Catania, founder and Artistic Director of Playing on Air, has announced the release of Playing on Air's 50th podcast: acclaimed actors Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson starring in Kate T. Billingsley 's A Man of His Time, directed by Estelle Parsons. A Man of His Time is now available for streaming and download along with Playing on Air's entire archive. (more...)

2017 TONY AWARD Recap: Show By Show Winner's List2017 TONY AWARD Recap: Show By Show Winner's List
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey hosted THE 71st ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, live from the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Below, find out how the shows fared in the categories in which they were nominated: (more...)

AUGUST WILSON'S JITNEY Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a PlayAUGUST WILSON'S JITNEY Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

August Wilson's Jitney has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. (more...)


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Sweet Honey In The Rock to Headline Shakespeare & Company's Ruby GalaSweet Honey In The Rock to Headline Shakespeare & Company's Ruby Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Shakespeare & Company celebrates their 40th Anniversary Season on Saturday, July 1st at the 40th Season Ruby Gala. The event will honor the Company's 40-year tradition of bringing world class theatrical productions to Berkshire audiences, while eagerly anticipating future seasons with Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis. (more...)

CUNY TV to Salute 2017 Tony Awards with Tonys Weekend MarathonCUNY TV to Salute 2017 Tony Awards with Tonys Weekend Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

CUNY TV will salute the upcoming 2017 Tony Awards with a new TONY Preview Special on ARTS IN THE CITY, plus a new 2017 TONY Predictions episode and a new TONY Time Critics panel, both on THEATER TALK. In addition, CUNY TV will present a marathon showing of THEATER TALK 2016-17 episodes and other programs related to this year's Tony nominees - all leading up to 8pm on June 11 when the annual TONY AWARDS Ceremony begins on CBS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 5, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) just last night, June 4th. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Celebrates Capital Campaign CompletionTheatre for a New Audience Celebrates Capital Campaign Completion
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) has announced that it has successfully completed its capital campaign to stabilize the institution's finances and open a permanent home, surpassing the campaign's $69.1 million goal. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gregg Henry and More in JULIUS CAESAR at Shakespeare in the ParkPhoto Flash: First Look at Gregg Henry and More in JULIUS CAESAR at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar, directed by Oskar Eustis, is in performances now and runs through Sunday, June 18 at with an official press opening on Monday, June 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Brandon Uranowitz to Serve as STARS IN THE ALLEY Social Media Host; Performers Announced!Brandon Uranowitz to Serve as STARS IN THE ALLEY Social Media Host; Performers Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

STARS IN THE ALLEY is proud to announce that 2017 Tony Award Nominee for Falsettos Brandon Uranowitz will serve as social media correspondent for the 2017 concert. He will be on hand to cover the event live on Twitter and on Instagram bringing fans both exclusive backstage access and a unique perspective on all that's happening on stage and in the audience this year. (more...)

Megan Sikora and Andy Talen to Join the Campaign at CHURCH & STATE This SpringMegan Sikora and Andy Talen to Join the Campaign at CHURCH & STATE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Producer Charlotte Cohn with SCS Innovations LLC, Franklin Theatrical Group, Neil Gooding Productions, Ralph Meranto/JCC CenterStage, Brierpatch Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Bonnie E. Lautenberg, in association with NewYorkRep, announced today cast changes at Church & State. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, Begins This Week at Red BullTHE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, Begins This Week at Red Bull
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A friendly reminder! Red Bull Theater begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Maltby & Shire's New Musical Adaptation of THE COUNTRY WIFE Gets Reading at Red Bull TheaterMaltby & Shire's New Musical Adaptation of THE COUNTRY WIFE Gets Reading at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.  (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Signs on for 'MIDSUMMER' at Shakespeare in the Park; More Casting Announced!Phylicia Rashad Signs on for 'MIDSUMMER' at Shakespeare in the Park; More Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with John Douglas Thompson and More for JULIUS CAESAR in the ParkPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with John Douglas Thompson and More for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Public Theater is gearing up for its 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. The rarely seen Julius Caesar, directed by The Public's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, begins previews Tuesday, May 23 and runs through Sunday, June 18 with an official press opening on Monday, June 12. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

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