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VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Making Musical Debut in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSVIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Making Musical Debut in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Gyllenhaal chatted about making his musical debut as hapless florist shop worker Seymour Krelborn in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

Westport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-BroadwayWestport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Casting is set for Signature Theatre's world premiere of A.R. Gurney's new play Love & Money, directed by Mark Lamos.  (more...)

Genesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two SeasonsGenesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Genesis Foundation will fund Signature Theatre's innovative Residency Five program, supporting nine playwrights over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. The current nine Residency Five playwrights are Annie Baker, Martha Clarke, Will Eno, Katori Hall, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lisa Kron, Kenneth Lonergan and Regina Taylor. (more...)

THE BOOK OF LIZ Opens Tonight at Gough Street PlayhouseTHE BOOK OF LIZ Opens Tonight at Gough Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Elizabeth Donderstock makes delicious cheeseballs. Both original and smoky, mind you. Everyone loves the cheeseballs, in fact they are all that the religious community of Clusterhaven has left. But when Liz isn't appreciated anymore, she decides to try the outside world. There she'll meet Ukrainians with cockney accents, restaurants run by recovering alcoholics, a certain peanut, and her own self worth. But will the cheeseballs ever taste the same again? (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening TonightJake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, tonight, July 1, and tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

Jen Hoguet Awarded 2015 T. Fellowship from Columbia University School of the ArtsJen Hoguet Awarded 2015 T. Fellowship from Columbia University School of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces Jen Hoguet as the fourth fellow in the one-year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. The fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000 with a $20,000 budget for the development of a new theatrical production. (more...)

Theatre Horizon Sets 2015-16 Season, Including BLACK NATIVITY & MoreTheatre Horizon Sets 2015-16 Season, Including BLACK NATIVITY & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Theatre Horizon has announced its 11th Season.  The 2015-2016 will be a vibrant, serious, and lively season. It includes:  Langston Hughes' Black Nativity, Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, and the hysterical Fully Committed. Subscriptions are as high as $120 and run as low as $75. More information is available on www.theatrehorizon.org. (more...)

TCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National ConferenceTCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland from June 18-20, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gathers to Honor 2015 Tony Honorees!Photo Coverage: Broadway Gathers to Honor 2015 Tony Honorees!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 2, 2015

It's just days until the 69th Annual Tony Awards, and just last night the nominees gathered at The Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel to celebrate the 2015 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre and 2015 Special Award Recipients, including Tommy Tune, Stephen Schwartz, John Cameron Mitchell, Gene O'Donovan, Adrian Bryan-Brown, and Arnold Abramson. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Best Revival of a PlayBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Best Revival of a Play
by Caryn Robbins - May 28, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. First up, nominees for Best Revival of a Play! (more...)

Tate Donovan to Guest Star on Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX, 7/12Tate Donovan to Guest Star on Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX, 7/12
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2015

Tate Donovan will guest star in two episodes of the third season of MASTERS OF SEX premiering July 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Tate Donovan Joins Showtime's MASTERS OF SEXTate Donovan Joins Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tate Donovan will guest star in two episodes of the third season of MASTERS OF SEX premiering July 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Starring Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Michael Sheen and Emmy nominee Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, MASTERS OF SEX chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop-culture trajectory. Masters and Johnson's research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. Donovan plays Graham, a confident scientist whose relationship with Margaret Scully (Allison Janney) brings them to Masters and Johnson's clinic. (more...)

Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSEddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi will join the previously announced Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. Eddie Cooper replaces his father Chuck Cooper, who will be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. (more...)

Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the 81st Annual Drama LeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee, Hand to God's Steven Boyer with special guest Tyrone, today May 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2015 special online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 5 at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons. Online bidding will continue through Tuesday, May 19.  (more...)

Jennifer Coolidge to Lead SAVING KITTY at Nora Theatre CompanyJennifer Coolidge to Lead SAVING KITTY at Nora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The Nora Theatre Company will present Saving Kitty by Marisa Smith, featuring film and television star Jennifer Coolidge, and is directed by Artistic Director Lee Mikeska Gardner. Saving Kitty runs from July 9 through August 2, 2015. The press performance is Monday, July 13 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Tangent Theatre Company Extends LOBBY HERO Through 5/3Tangent Theatre Company Extends LOBBY HERO Through 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Tangent Theatre Company, based in the intimate Carpenter Shop Theater in Tivoli's village center, announces a fifth week of performances for their Spring 2015 production: the contemporary moral drama Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan. The play will now run through Sunday, May 3. Set in a Manhattan apartment building lobby, the story examines the shades of grey between right and wrong, and centers on the main character, Jeff, the building's security guard, and three other diverse characters, including Jeff's supervisor William and two New York City police officers (Bill and Dawn). Remaining performances of Lobby Hero are Thursdays - Saturdays 8pm; Sundays 3pm. (more...)

2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees this morning - check out the complete list! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Suddenly Singing! Jake Gyllenhaal Gears Up For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS OnstageFLASH FRIDAY: Suddenly Singing! Jake Gyllenhaal Gears Up For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Onstage
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 17, 2015

Today we are celebrating this week's news announcement of Jake Gyllenhaal's musical theatre debut. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' Jake Gyllenhaal Sing DREAMGIRLS!STAGE TUBE: Watch LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' Jake Gyllenhaal Sing DREAMGIRLS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Jake Gyllenhaal is set to lead the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running July 1-2, 2015. The production will be directed by Dick Scanlan, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center, and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. The show will mark his musical theater debut and we can't wait to see what he can do! Click below to watch his performance of 'And I'm Telling You' from when he hosted SNL in 2007. (more...)

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