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Marriage on Stage
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Feb 14, 2014

Dinner with Friends offers an intimate view of two marriages and four friendships, examining the loyalties, fears, passions, and habits that keep couples and friends together. Marriage is a popular onstage subject, the backbone for many of the last century's most iconic plays. Domestic drama as we know it today may be traced back to Henrik Ibsen's 1879 play A Doll's House. The play, which follows an unequal and eventually unsustainable marriage, was a radical critique of 19th-century marriage norms and set the stage for the realistic plays (many of them domestic) of the 20th century. Below are a few examples of notable marriage-centric plays from the last hundred years. Whether funny or heartbreaking, they are inherently, undoubtedly dramatic. (more...)

Photo Coverage: David Burtka, Michael Mayer & More Celebrate Neil Patrick Harris at Drama League Gala
by Walter McBride - Feb 04, 2014

The Drama League honored Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris last night at the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). The evening's one-of-a-kind all-star tribute, hosted by Emmy®, Grammy, Oscar and Tony® Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg, featured dozens of celebrities from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only evening of musical selections drawn from Mr. Harris' career in theater, film and television, co-directed by Tony® Award winner and Drama League Alumnus Michael Mayer with Johanna McKeon, and co-produced by Roger T. Danforth and Trevor Tamashiro. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evcent and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Legen-Dary Tribute! Zachary Levi, Audra McDonald & More Honor Neil Patrick Harris at Drama League Gala
by Walter McBride - Feb 04, 2014

The Drama League honored Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris last night at the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). The evening's one-of-a-kind all-star tribute, hosted by Emmy®, Grammy, Oscar and Tony® Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg, featured dozens of celebrities from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only evening of musical selections drawn from Mr. Harris' career in theater, film and television, co-directed by Tony® Award winner and Drama League Alumnus Michael Mayer with Johanna McKeon, and co-produced by Roger T. Danforth and Trevor Tamashiro. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evcent and you can check out photos from the ceremony below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside OUTSIDE MULLINGAR's Frigid Opening Night Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Jan 24, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened last night, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Audra McDonald & Harvey Fierstein Set for Drama League Gala Honoring Neil Patrick Harris, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Drama League will honor Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris at the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway on Monday evening, February 3, 2014 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). Tickets are available by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

Drama League's 2014 Gala Online Auction, Featuring Dinner with Angela Lansbury, Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The Drama League's 2013 Gala Online Auction opens today, January 13 at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague, featuring over fifty once-in-a-lifetime prize packages, including exclusive celebrity experiences with Dame Angela Lansbury, Emma Thompson, Michelle Williams, opera star Bryn Terfel, guitarist Slash of Guns 'N' Roses, Norm Lewis and Cherry Jones; Broadway opening night tickets and after-parties for Casa Valentina, Violet, and All The Way; backstage visits with Marin Mazzie at Bullets Over Broadway, Jefferson Mays at A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder, Fran Drescher at Cinderella, and with cast members at Rocky; luxury vacations to Morocco, London, Las Vegas, West Palm Beach, and Los Angeles; and over forty additional elegant items and elegant experiences. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg Will Host Drama League Gala Honoring Neil Patrick Harris, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg has been tapped by The Drama League to host the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris on Monday evening, February 3, 2014 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). Tickets are available by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

'Hunger Games' Danny Strong to Pen GUYS AND DOLLS Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Deadline reports that following two and a half years of negotiations, 20th Century Fox is moving ahead with a remake of the classic musical GUYS AND DOLLS, featuring music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. (more...)

We Remember Christopher Evan Welch
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Dec 03, 2013

Todd Haimes and the entire Roundabout Theatre Company staff mourn the loss of an extraordinary talented member of our theatrical family, Christopher Evan Welch. His wit and humor were felt both on stage and off by all who experienced his work. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside LA SOIREE's Opening Night Arrivals and Curtain Call
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 08, 2013

A theatrical phenomenon, a unique and gasp-inducing night of live entertainment, LA SOIREE opened last night at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) for a limited engagement. Bringing the glamour and glitz of the velvet-draped vaudeville salons straight into the 21st century, LA SOIREE's seductive setting is complete with ringside seats, bar service and posh tables from where audiences will be treated to a heady cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: GUYS & DOLLS Gets Dolled Up For Carnegie Hall With A High Stakes Cast
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 08, 2013

Featuring a classic score overflowing with standards and a certain rat-a-tat syncopation and sassy style all its own, Frank Loesser's indelible musical comedy GUYS & DOLLS is one of the greatest musicals of all time and the incredibly exciting cast just announced for the upcoming Carnegie Hall concert is icing on the cake insofar as an ideal presentation of it - Nathan Lane as Nathan Detroit, Megan Mullally as Adelaide, Patrick Wilson as Sky Masterson and Sierra Boggess as Sarah Brown. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Arrivals for THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2013

The Glass Menagerie opened last night, September 26th, on Broadway to rave reviews and a packed, enthuiastic opening night crowd. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos of the opening night arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2013 New York Theatre Workshop Gala!
by Jessica Gordon - May 28, 2013

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) hosted its 2013 Spring Gala, honoring Artistic Director James C. Nicola in celebration of 25 years of service to the organization, last week at Tribeca Rooftop. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big event below! (more...)

Fox Planning GUYS AND DOLLS Remake; Channing Tatum & Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star?
by Movies News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

According to Deadline, Fox has landed the rights to the classic musical, and though no writer or director is attached to the project, execs reportedly have their eyes on Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to take on the original roles made famous by Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE BIG KNIFE Opens on Broadway - Red Carpet
by Walter McBride - Apr 17, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, opened last night, April 16, at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through June 2, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate the whole night, scroll down for photos from the red carpet. (more...)

Photo Coverage: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE - Opening Red Carpet!
by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture all the fun of opening night - scroll down to check out photos from the opening night red carpet! (more...)

THE LYONS Closes on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2012

The Broadway production of Nicky Silver's comedy THE LYONS will end its run at the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48 St.) following today's performance, after having played 80 performances and 21 previews. Directed by Mark Brokaw, THE LYONS began previews April 5 and had its official opening night April 23 with a cast starring Tony winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa. (more...)

THE LYONS to End Broadway Run on July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

The Broadway production of Nicky Silver's comedy THE LYONS will end its run at the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48 St.) following the Sunday, July 1st performance, after having played 80 performances and 21 previews. Directed by Mark Brokaw, THE LYONS began previews April 5 and had its official opening night April 23 with a cast starring Tony winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa. (more...)

MAD MEN's Charlie Hofheimer Replaces Michael Esper in THE LYONS Tonight, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

Charlie Hofheimer is set to join the cast of Nicky Silver's new comedy THE LYONS on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48 St.) starting tonight, June 12. Mr. Hofheimer assumes the role of Curtis Lyons, joining the cast of THE LYONS which stars 2012 Best Actress Tony nominee Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Charlie Hofheimer as Curtis in THE LYONS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2012

Charlie Hofheimer is set to join the cast of Nicky Silver's new comedy THE LYONS on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48 St.) starting tomorrow, June 12. Mr. Hofheimer assumes the role of Curtis Lyons, joining the cast of THE LYONS which stars 2012 Best Actress Tony nominee Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. Mr. Hofheimer takes over the role of Curtis from Michael Esper. (more...)

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