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Steven Pasquale to Lead Ayad Akhtar's JUNK on BroadwaySteven Pasquale to Lead Ayad Akhtar's JUNK on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Steven Pasquale will head the cast of its upcoming production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar's new play JUNK, directed by Doug Hughes, beginning previews Thursday, October 5 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning SWEAT To Play Final Broadway Performance, 6/25Pulitzer Prize-Winning SWEAT To Play Final Broadway Performance, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

It has just been reported that Sweat, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey, will close on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

The Political Is Personal This Tony Season: THE GREAT COMET and SWEATThe Political Is Personal This Tony Season: THE GREAT COMET and SWEAT
by Marianka Swain - Jun 10, 2017

In this febrile climate, do we want societal critique from our theatre or pure escapism? As I experienced when I recently swapped BroadwayWorld UK Editor duties for a New York trip, both theatrical regions are currently just as charged by provocative, resonant commentary as by jazz hands ­– as this year's Tony Award nominations reflect. (more...)

Rock Climber Alex Honnold Completes Daring 3,000-ft Rope-Free Climb of Yosemite's El Capitan, the Highest, Most Dangerous Rock-Climbing Route Ever AttemptedRock Climber Alex Honnold Completes Daring 3,000-ft Rope-Free Climb of Yosemite's El Capitan, the Highest, Most Dangerous Rock-Climbing Route Ever Attempted
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

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Larry Coryell And The Eleventh House New Album 'Seven Secrets' Out Today On Savoy JazzLarry Coryell And The Eleventh House New Album 'Seven Secrets' Out Today On Savoy Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Legendary jazz fusion pioneers The Eleventh House's all new album, 'Seven Secrets' will be released today on Savoy Jazz. 43 years after their iconic debut album 'Introducing The Eleventh House with Larry Coryell,' Coryell had reunited with original players Randy Brecker on trumpet, the late Alphonse Mouzon on drums, John Lee on bass and son Julian Coryell on second guitar on this recording. Produced by the band with the help of engineer Luciano Rubio, 'Seven Secrets' is a striking return to form that taps into the magic of The Eleventh House and takes them to the next level. Said Larry prior to his heartbreaking and untimely passing this year: 'It's still jazz the way we envision it, unique, exciting and open to genre-busting adventures. It won't turn off any jazz lovers and we know it will excite people who aren't quite sure if they like jazz just as the vibe we and those other bands did in the 70's. We're still taking jazz to another level without disrespecting it and having an incredible time doing it!' The album captures the unbridled energy and joy of a band reuniteda beautiful work and joyous moment in the legacies of Coryell and Mouzon. (more...)

Juan Porter's THE SERIES Runs 6/6-11 at the Hudson Guild TheaterJuan Porter's THE SERIES Runs 6/6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance.  At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values. The common thread running through each company featured in THE SERIES  is the use of spectacular physical virtuosity to communicate fantastic ideas, June 6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street. (more...)

BWW TV: Take a Look at CHICAGO, the Longest Running American Musical in Broadway HistoryBWW TV: Take a Look at CHICAGO, the Longest Running American Musical in Broadway History
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2017

Check out these highlights of CHICAGO, the longest running American musical in Broadway history. With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Robert Sean Leonard as KING RICHARD II at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Complete!Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Robert Sean Leonard as KING RICHARD II at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the first offering in the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's epic King Richard II, helmed by award-winning director Erica Schmidt (Off Broadway's A Month in the Country, All the Fine Boys, Humor Abuse) in her Globe debut. The play will run June 11 - July 15, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run June 11 - 17. Opening night is Sunday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below, plus Robert Sean Leonard in character as King Richard II! (more...)


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Cast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater CenterCast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center will present the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, a new musical comedy written and directed by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. (more...)

Juan Porter's THE SERIES this June at the Hudson Guild TheaterJuan Porter's THE SERIES this June at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance.  At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values. The common thread running through each company featured in THE SERIES  is the use of spectacular physical virtuosity to communicate fantastic ideas, June 6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street. (more...)

What Does SWEAT Mean to You? Submit a Video to the #WeAreSweat Campaign!What Does SWEAT Mean to You? Submit a Video to the #WeAreSweat Campaign!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Today, the acclaimed Broadway play Sweat, announced #WeAreSweat, a campaign celebrating the power and sense of community that Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspires in audiences. (more...)

New York Drama Critics' Circle Announces 2017 Winners - OSLO, THE BAND'S VISIT & More!New York Drama Critics' Circle Announces 2017 Winners - OSLO, THE BAND'S VISIT & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The awards include a cash prize of $2,500 for Best Play, made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. The awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on Thursday, May 18. (more...)

Sharing is Caring: A Short History of Tony Ties,  Multiple Wins, and Split Performances on the Great White WaySharing is Caring: A Short History of Tony Ties, Multiple Wins, and Split Performances on the Great White Way
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 6, 2017

This season, Manhattan Theatre Club stunned and excited theatregoers when it was announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, two of the most formidable females of stage and screen, would be returning to the boards in an unconventional new revival of Lillian Hellman's family drama, The Little Foxes. (more...)

New York Drama Critics' Circle to Announce 2017 Award Winners Next WeekNew York Drama Critics' Circle to Announce 2017 Award Winners Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The winners of the 2017 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Monday, May 8, 2017 at approximately 5:30pm. The selections will be made at the organization's 82nd annual voting meeting. (more...)

The Name on Everybody's Lips! Bianca Marroquin to Return to CHICAGO This SpringThe Name on Everybody's Lips! Bianca Marroquin to Return to CHICAGO This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Bianca Marroquin, a regular fixture of Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit musical Chicago, announced via twitter today that she will return to the show as 'Roxie Hart' beginning May 1st for a nine-week run through July 2nd at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Michael Harney Returns to His Theater Roots for THE AWFUL GRACE OF GOD in L.A.ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Michael Harney Returns to His Theater Roots for THE AWFUL GRACE OF GOD in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Michael Harney, star of the three-time SAG Award-winning Netflix hit drama series Orange Is The New Black as Inmate Counselor Sam Healy, returns to his theater roots as playwright of the evening of highly anticipated one-act plays right here in Los Angeles. (more...)

Umphress, Harcourt, Park and More Cast in Douglas Carter Beane's HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater CenterUmphress, Harcourt, Park and More Cast in Douglas Carter Beane's HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 7, 2017

Umphress, Harcourt, Park and More Cast in Douglas Carter Beane's HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center (more...)

Tony Scott to Speak at 2017 North American IPv6 SummitTony Scott to Speak at 2017 North American IPv6 Summit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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Bruce Cockburn to Play the Boulder Theater This Coming WinterBruce Cockburn to Play the Boulder Theater This Coming Winter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Bruce Cockburn will play the Boulder Theater on Friday, February 16, 2018. (more...)

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