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Off Broadway Alliance to Host Free Panel Discussion, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway on Sunday, September 28th. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara to Open Up About THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Sirius XM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Tune in to SiriusXM Radio 'On Broadway' Channel 72 on Labor Day (Monday, September 1) at 12:00 pm EST for an exclusive broadcast on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of this year's 'Best Score' Tony Award winner, The Bridges of Madison County from Ghostlight Records. The special program will feature never-before-heard song-by-song commentary from the show's three-time Tony-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown and leading lady Kelli O'Hara. An encore presentation will air at 8:00 pm EST. SiriusXM is available on radios, in vehicles, online and via apps for mobile devices. A free listening trial is available at www.siriusxm.com. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Welcomes Additional Cast Members to Ensemble; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Hits the Road; Full Touring Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

Liam Doyle To Lead Cast Of ALTAR BOYZ At Greenwich Theatre, Starts Oct 3
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 27, 2014

After five hilarious years and over 2000 performances Off-Broadway, ALTAR BOYZ makes its UK Premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014. (more...)

Six Black Male Playwrights to Be Featured in The New Black Fest's HANDS UP This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

In the spirit of Facing Our Truth, The New Black Fest will commission 6 black male playwrights to write monologues and/or performance essays entitled HANDS UP: 6 playwrights, 6 testaments. The playwrights include Dennis Allen II, Nathan James, Nathan Yungerberg, Eric Holmes, Idris Goodwin, and Glenn NSangou. (more...)

Voting Now Open to Choose Logo for Broadway-Bound Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

As announced earlier today on his popular industry blog The Producer's Perspective, Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport (It's Only a Play, Kinky Boots, ...Madison County) wants YOU, the public, to help choose the logo for the upcoming Broadway production of the new musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Welcome Back to Broadway! IT's ONLY A PLAY Company Greets the Press at Joe Allen
by Walter McBride - Aug 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the press conference below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT's ONLY A PLAY Cast Meets the Press at at Joe Allen!
by Walter McBride - Aug 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos of the stars' arrivals below! (more...)

BWW TV: What a Cast! Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang and you can check out what they had to say about the play below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: The All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Aug 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning - check out a first look below! (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

ALTAR BOYZ Makes UK Premiere at Greenwich Theatre, Oct 3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Hallelujah! After five hilarious years and over 2000 performances Off-Broadway, ALTAR BOYZ will make its UK Premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014. On sale now. (more...)

Schoenfeld Theatre Box Office Now Open for Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The box office officially opened today for the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, which will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning on Thursday, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. Tickets are available by visiting the Schoenfeld Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm (also Sundays, beginning August 31st); or online at Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. It's Only A Play is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport. For more information, visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Mara Davi & More to Lead SOMEWHERE IN TIME Industry Reading, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

On Thursday, July 31, the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of Richard Matheson's acclaimed novel and Universal Pictures film SOMEWHERE IN TIME will be presented at a private industry reading in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NYMF's BAYONETS OF ANGST is Raucous Revelry
by David Clarke - Jul 17, 2014

Set in the present day on the porch of a swamp house in Mississippi, BAYONETS OF ANGST introduces audiences to a handful of old codgers who are partaking in their annual reunion. In fact, this is their 149th gathering, and each year the shrinking group gets together to relive their experiences during the American Civil War. As an audience, we are told to forget what we learned in history because these men were there. Over the next two hours, we are treated to a dizzying array of madcap, behind-the-scenes hilarity that turns history on its head. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS is Coming to Charlotte, 3/17-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), is playing in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, March 17-22, 2015. (more...)

Mary-Ellen Ashley to Lead Staged Reading of THE HOUSE OF NUNZIO in NYC, Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The House of Nunzio was named a semi-finalist in both the 2003 Mill Mountain Theatre New Play Competition and the Twenty-Sixth Annual Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award. It was given a Workshop Production at ManhattanTheatreSource and was under production consideration by three regional theaters in the past decade. It now has interest from several Broadway Producers and investors and Producer Barbara Bemelmans in association with On PAR Productions, LLC will present an AEA 29 Hour Staged Reading at one of Ken Davenport's theaters this November. (more...)

Late Night Smash Comedy MY FIRST TIME Returns to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

BROKEN NOSE THEATER is proud to announce the return of MY FIRST TIME - the Chicago and Off-Broadway late-night hit that tells real people's stories about their first sexual encounters - at the GREENHOUSE THEATER CENTER beginning July 11. Written by Ken Davenport and Real People Just Like You, and directed by Benjamin Brownson. MY FIRST TIME runs Friday nights at 11 p.m. Press Opening is Friday, July 18 at 11 p.m. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY Adds Performances; First Preview Moved to 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport have announced a new start date for the star-studded Broadway production of 4-time Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy, It's Only A Play. Previously on sale for performances beginning September 4, 2014, the first preview of It's Only A Play is now set for Thursday, August 28, 2014 due to overwhelming popular demand. Tickets are now on sale for the added week. It's Only a Play will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9. Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. Tickets will be available at the Schoenfeld Box Office (236 West 45th Street) starting July 31. For more information, visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com. (more...)

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