Kathleen Marshall News

Ken Barnett, Susan Bott & More to Star in AND BABY MAKES SEVEN at New Ohio Theater, 3/11-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons in association with Purpleman Theater have announced casting for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven. Marc Stuart Weitz will direct ensemble including Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town, Julie Taymor's The Green Bird) as Peter, Susan Bott (Julie Kramer's The Best of Everything) as Ruth and Constance Zaytoun (Moby Pomerance's Broken Hands) as Anna. And Baby Makes Seven is an uproarious and timely comedy that has not been seen professionally in New York in 20 years. Performances will take place March 11-April 12 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets). Critics are welcome as of March 19 for an opening of March 23. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell to Tribute Fanny Brice at 92Y, 5/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Funny girl, singular talent, American icon. Fanny Brice hit stardom in the 1920s and, almost a century later, still inspires the public imagination. On May 3, 4, and 5, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to Fanny with Ziegfeld Girl: The Many Faces of Fanny Brice, a night of songs she put on the Broadway map, led by artistic director Ted Sperling, music director of the smash 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific. Vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell sing classics like "Second Hand Rose" and "My Man"-as well as songs she inspired in Funny Girl. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Seeks Applications for 2014-15 OBSERVERSHIP PROGRAM; Apply by 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Observership Program grants emerging Directors and Choreographers 25 paid opportunities to observe the work of master Directors and Choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country. SDCF Observers have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal through previews to opening night. Observers are guaranteed the invaluable opportunity to observe, first-hand, the techniques, disciplines, approaches and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics. (more...)

CREATING MUSICAL THEATRE by Lyn Cramer Features Broadway's Elite Creative Artists
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Creating Musical Theatre features interviews with the directors and choreographers that make up today's Broadway elite. From Susan Stroman and Kathleen Marshall to Andy Blankenbuehler and Christopher Gattelli, this book features twelve creative artists, mostly director/choreographers, many of whom have also crossed over into film and television, opera and ballet. Here's what Broadway veterans are saying: (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More Set for 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Tonight, April 5 and April 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Broadway's New Heavyweight Champ, Andy Karl!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 30, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Broadway's new heavyweight champ Andy Karl talks all things ROCKY- plus he shares stories about how he got his start in theatre, his past Broadway roles, and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Lewis Cleale Joins Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More in 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

FOOL FOR LOVE with Chris Pine & Lauren Ambrose, A GREAT WILDERNESS & More Set for WTF's 2014 Nikos Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced the 2014 Nikos Stage offerings, completing the 60th Anniversary Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. The Nikos Stage season kicks off on July 9th with the East Coast premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's acclaimed play A Great Wilderness (July 9 - 20) and will also include a revival of Sam Shepard's Fool For Love, directed by Daniel Aukin with Lauren Ambrose (making her Festival debut) and Chris Pine (returning to Williamstown after 12 years), playing July 24 - August 3. The Nikos Stage season ends with the anticipated return of the PigPen Theatre Co.'s celebrated production of The Old Man and the Old Moon (August 6 - 17). (more...)

DINER, KID VICTORY, SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premieres, Plus CABARET, 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' and More Set for Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre announces its 25th Anniversary season, illustrating its commitment to provide theater artists a home to create, explore and reinvent new works. (more...)

Public Theater's Steven Soderbergh-Helmed THE LIBRARY with Chloe Grace Moretz Begins Previews 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere of THE LIBRARY on Tuesday, March 25, written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, THE LIBRARY will run through Sunday, April 27, in The Public's Newman Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall-Helmed THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for Denver Center Theatre's 36th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company announced its 36th season which boasts new adaptations of classics, a Broadway hit, a beloved holiday tradition, two world premieres and a telling of a night after an historic boxing championship. The season will run September 12 - April 26 with eight main stage productions. (more...)

Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tomorrow, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch footage of Sylvester Stallone's speech following the first preview of Rocky on Broadway! (more...)

Ken Barnett, Susan Bott & More Star in AND BABY MAKES SEVEN at New Ohio Theater, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons in association with Purpleman Theater have announced casting for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven. Marc Stuart Weitz will direct ensemble including Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town, Julie Taymor's The Green Bird) as Peter, Susan Bott (Julie Kramer's The Best of Everything) as Ruth and Constance Zaytoun (Moby Pomerance's Broken Hands) as Anna. And Baby Makes Seven is an uproarious and timely comedy that has not been seen professionally in New York in 20 years. Performances will take place today, March 11-April 12 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets). Critics are welcome as of March 19 for an opening of March 23. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ALL THE WAY's Opening Night Red Carpet with Diane Paulus, Chris O'Dowd, Tracy Letts & More
by Walter McBride - Mar 09, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened on March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to capture the starry red carpet arrivals - check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway Across America-Utah's 2014-15 Season Includes THE BOOK OF MORMON, ONCE and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Broadway Across America-Utah, dedicated to bringing the best of Broadway and the finest national tours to Salt Lake City, is pleased to announce a Tony Award-winning line-up for our 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Unveils 2014-15 Season with Broadway Bound CAN-CAN, US Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, EVER AFTER & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 26, 2014

The tradition continues! Each year Paper Mill Playhouse sends out five images that hold small clues as to the upcoming season titles. Check out the images above, and then let us know your best guesses for the 2014-15 lineup! (more...)

Ben Livingston, Michael O'Keefe, Daryl Sabara & More to Join Chloe Grace Moretz in THE LIBRARY at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for THE LIBRARY, a new play written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh. THE LIBRARY will begin previews on Tuesday, March 25 in The Public's Newman Theater and run through Sunday, April 27, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15. (more...)

R. Erin Craig/La Vie Productions to Present ACADEMY Reading, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

R. Erin Craig / La Vie Productions and Kevin Connor in association with Antoinette DiPietropolo and BoCo Student Government present a reading ACADEMY, conceived and developed by Andrew Kato, and written by John Mercurio, on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Boston Conservatory in Boston, MA. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall to Direct New Version of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at Denver Center in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

A new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN will kick off the Denver Center Theatre Company's 2014/15 season, according to Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson. Three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan combines his spirited new book with never before heard songs from the catalogue of Willson, who is also creator of the beloved The Music Man. The production will be helmed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall as director and choreographer. (more...)

PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, NEWSIES & More Set for 2014-15 Broadway Las Vegas Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announces the highly anticipated lineup of performances for the 2014-2015 Broadway Las Vegas Series. Running August 2014 to May 2015, the upcoming season sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores will boast Broadway favorites, three first national tours and exciting Las Vegas premieres. As a testament to The Smith Center's commitment to bringing top-tier productions and first-run shows, the center is excited to launch its first-ever national tour with the previously announced, Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

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