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AVENUE Q Partners with Pride to Benefit Point FoundationAVENUE Q Partners with Pride to Benefit Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Tony Award winning and coming of age musical comedy, Avenue Q, will celebrate NYC PRIDE WEEKEND by donating $25 for every ticket purchased to Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit.  (more...)

Victoria Platt Joins Cast of BUILDING THE WALL at Fountain TheatreVictoria Platt Joins Cast of BUILDING THE WALL at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Beginning June 24, actress Victoria Platt will play the role of Gloria, joining actor Bo Foxworth in the Fountain Theatre's smash hit production of Building the Wall by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. Building the Wall opened at the Fountain in March, where it was the first in a series of productions taking place across the U.S. as part of a National New Plays Network Rolling World Premiere. The Fountain recently announced an extension through Aug. 27. (more...)

Carl Weathers to Direct Tanna Frederick in DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the ArtsCarl Weathers to Direct Tanna Frederick in DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, will open July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.  (more...)

ICG Publicists to Donate to The MPTF and Actors FundICG Publicists to Donate to The MPTF and Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will donate $10,000 each to the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the Actors Fund, it was announced today by Steven Poster ASC, National President of the Guild. (more...)

Chicago Cast to Return for KING OF THE YEES at the DouglasChicago Cast to Return for KING OF THE YEES at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the world premiere production of "King of the Yees" by Lauren Yee. Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody and produced in association with Goodman Theatre, "King of the Yees" begins previews July 9, opens July 16 and continues through August 6, 2017, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. (more...)

Adam Langdon to Lead 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' National Tour at the AhmansonAdam Langdon to Lead 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' National Tour at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Casting is set for the Los Angeles engagement of the National Theatre production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" presented at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. The Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens is adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott ("War Horse"). "Curious Incident…" previews August 2, opens August 3 and continues through September 10, 2017. (more...)

Dan Lauria Joins Annette Bening in IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER at the DouglasDan Lauria Joins Annette Bening in IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lexikat Artists, in association with Chapman University, presents Annette Bening, Dan Lauria and Ken Jenkins (replacing the previously announced James Caan) along with a cast including Kate Mansi (2017 Daytime Emmy winner), in a one-night only performance of the play IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30pm at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA. (more...)

William Daniels to Sign 'THERE I GO AGAIN' Memoir at Drama Book Shop TomorrowWilliam Daniels to Sign 'THERE I GO AGAIN' Memoir at Drama Book Shop Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Drama Book Shop will welcome celebrated actor of stage and screen, William Daniels (1776, Boy Meets World, St. Elsewhere) for a discussion to celebrate the publication of his new memoir, There I Go Again. Daniels will sit down with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland for an intimate conversation about his life on stage and off. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 4, 2017BWW's On This Day - June 4, 2017
by - Jun 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/3/2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/3/2017. (more...)

Bette Midler Sends a Housewarming Gift to New Neighbors SPAMILTONBette Midler Sends a Housewarming Gift to New Neighbors SPAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Spamilton, the comedic musical take on all things Hamilton and Broadway, began previews at its new home at the 47th Street Theater/The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater last night, June 2nd, with an official opening set for June 19th. The new theater on 47th Street, which is just a block from its inspiration and main punchline, will host the show for an open engagement. The Divine Miss M misses nothing and sent the company a lovely gift to welcome them to the neighborhood. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 3, 2017BWW's On This Day - June 3, 2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Margaritaville and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Margaritaville and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Margaritaville and More! (more...)

SPAMILTON Starts Previews Tonight at 47th Street TheaterSPAMILTON Starts Previews Tonight at 47th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Spamilton, the comedic musical take on all things Hamilton and Broadway, will begin previews at its new home at the 47th Street Theater/The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater starting tonight, June 2nd, with an official opening set for June 19th. The new theater on 47th Street, which is just a block from its inspiration and main punchline, will host the show for an open engagement. (more...)

Regional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on BroadwayRegional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2017

Broadway shows are made, not born. Though the polished final product of a Broadway show seems to land before our very eyes as if put there by some divine circumstance, the life of the average show before it makes its way to New York is long. (more...)

Annette Bening and James Caan to Lead One-Night-Only Presentation of IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER in L.A.Annette Bening and James Caan to Lead One-Night-Only Presentation of IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Lexikat Artists, in association with Chapman University, presents Annette Bening and James Caan along with a cast including Kate Mansi, (2017 Daytime Emmy winner), in a one-night only performance of the play IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30pm at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA. (more...)

Erik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This SummerErik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Erik Ehn's Quiet House directed by Glory Kadigan premieres June 23 at the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (The Festivity runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC). (more...)

CTG Extends 2017-18 Block Party Application DeadlineCTG Extends 2017-18 Block Party Application Deadline
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The deadline to apply to Center Theatre Group's 2017-2018 Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre has been extended to June 6, 2017. Block Party aims to highlight some of the remarkable work being done on other stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The new deadline to apply to the 2017-2018 Block Party program is June 6, 2017. (more...)

THAT '70S SHOW's Debra Jo Rupp to Star in World Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKETHAT '70S SHOW's Debra Jo Rupp to Star in World Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Faith, family and frosting collide in a touching and timely new play by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of The Cake. Jennifer Chambers directs for a July 1 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Two New Play Commissions Announced at Artists RepTwo New Play Commissions Announced at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre has extended two play commissions, as part of the company's ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S). (more...)

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