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Photo Flash: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Starring Margaret Colin, Celebrates Opening at Arena StagePhoto Flash: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Starring Margaret Colin, Celebrates Opening at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs now through March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. The show just celebrated its opening night and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: Bristling A CITY OF CONVERSATION at ArenaBWW Review: Bristling A CITY OF CONVERSATION at Arena
by Roger Catlin - Feb 8, 2016

When Anthony Giardina's The City of Conversation opened at New York's Lincoln Center Theater in 2014, the depiction of a Georgetown political salon seemed so perfectly reflective of Washington, Arena Stage's Molly Smith rushed to get it staged here, and even succeeded in obtaining the same director, Doug Hughes. (more...)

Tickets to CHICAGO National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next WeekTickets to CHICAGO National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on Nov. 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history and shows no sign of ever slowing down!  (more...)

Jason Patric to Star in Season Two of WAYWARD PINES on FOXJason Patric to Star in Season Two of WAYWARD PINES on FOX
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Jason Patric (“Rush,” “Narc”) has been cast in a leading role in WAYWARD PINES, the hit psychological thriller event series returning for a second season this summer on FOX. (more...)

Paige Davis Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO This WeekendPaige Davis Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Actress and TV sensation Paige Davis is set to return to the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago in the role of "Roxie Hart" beginning Sunday, January 31st. Broadway's longest running American musical and now celebrating its 20th year, Chicago is playing at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

SWEAT at Arena Stage - World Premiere Co-Production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival is Riveting TheaterSWEAT at Arena Stage - World Premiere Co-Production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival is Riveting Theater
by Charles Shubow - Jan 25, 2016

Playwright Lynn Nottage notches another feather in her cap of outstanding work. (more...)

VER Acquires the Business of DPS, Inc., Retains Key EmployeesVER Acquires the Business of DPS, Inc., Retains Key Employees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

VER, the leading, globalprovider of production equipment and engineering support, announced that it has acquired the business of DPS Inc., a production services company. In a sale ordered by the bankruptcy court, VER acquired more than half of the company's lighting and film equipment, nearly all of its audio, video, and rigging equipment,its 70,000-square-foot facility near Burbank, CA and retained nearly halfof the company's employees. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Announces Premiere Date for Original Film PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY!VIDEO: Netflix Announces Premiere Date for Original Film PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY!
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The new, original Netflix film PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY premieres on Friday, March 18 at 12:01am PT. Below, the release date's announcement featuring Herman himself! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of CHICAGO - Sophie Carmen-Jones, Neil Ditt and More!Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of CHICAGO - Sophie Carmen-Jones, Neil Ditt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, which opens a national tour at the New Theatre Oxford on Friday 12 February 2016. Joining the previously announced John Partridge as Billy Flynn, Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart and Sam Bailey as Mama Morton will be Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly, Neil Ditt as Amos Hart and A.D. Richardson as Mary Sunshine. Tour schedule below with further dates to be announced. www.chicagotour.co.uk (more...)

Heisman Winner Eddie George Struts Into CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' TonightHeisman Winner Eddie George Struts Into CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, making his Broadway debut in the role of 'Billy Flynn' beginning tonight, January 12, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at GOSSIP GIRL's Margaret Colin in Arena Stage's THE CITY OF CONVERSATIONPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at GOSSIP GIRL's Margaret Colin in Arena Stage's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Scroll down for a sneak peek at stage and screen actress Margaret Colin, best known as Eleanor Waldorf on The CW's GOSSIP GIRL and for her roles in Broadway's THE COLUMNIST and ARCADIA, who stars as Georgetown hostess Hester Ferris in the juicy political drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, running January 29-March 6, 2016 at Arena Stage! (more...)

VIDEO: NFL's Eddie George Talks Taking on Billy Flynn in Broadway's CHICAGOVIDEO: NFL's Eddie George Talks Taking on Billy Flynn in Broadway's CHICAGO
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The football star stopped by this morning's GMA to talk about portraying the fast-talking lawyer in the long-running Broadway musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SWEAT at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The new drama SWEAT by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. The play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. The company just kicked off rehearsals, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Conn Hamlett Pens New Western BookConn Hamlett Pens New Western Book
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

JOELTON, Tenn. - A peaceful man by nature, John Lee Johnson is on a quest for revenge. A war hero and man of intense ability, John is a nightmare to those who have provoked him in the new western, 'John Lee Johnson: Both Barrels Blazing: Double Trouble ' (published by Abbott Press). (more...)

Grammy Winner Brandy to Join CHICAGO National Tour for 2016 Los Angeles DatesGrammy Winner Brandy to Join CHICAGO National Tour for 2016 Los Angeles Dates
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 31, 2015

Brandy will soon be heading back to the cell block. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's THE CITY OF CONVERSATIONPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs January 29-March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. The company just kicked off rehearsals and you can check out photos below! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Grammy-Winning Group The Robert Cray Band to Return to The Orleans ShowroomGrammy-Winning Group The Robert Cray Band to Return to The Orleans Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Renowned rhythm and blues musician Robert Cray and his band will perform at The Orleans Showroom Jan. 23-24. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Update - Bruce Winant in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Update - Bruce Winant in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

VIDEO: New Billy Flynn, Football Great Eddie George, Comes To CHICAGO With Serious Acting BackgroundVIDEO: New Billy Flynn, Football Great Eddie George, Comes To CHICAGO With Serious Acting Background
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2015

Before coming to Broadway, George appeared regionally in contemporary drama and Shakespeare (more...)

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