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Photo Flash: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Rehearses for the DonmarPhoto Flash: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Rehearses for the Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

25 February 1964: 22-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, he chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends - activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and American football star Jim Brown.  (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This FallLaura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC recently announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) would lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The tour will launch in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 30-November 6, 2016. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC just announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. Joan Almedilla will play Lady Thiang with Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey. The tour will launch in Providence, RI October 30-November 6, 2016, and will play multi-week and single week engagements throughout the 2016-17 touring season and beyond. Please find complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT Musical in Central ParkBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT Musical in Central Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 7, 2016

The Public Theater's free PUBLIC WORKS production of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, just finished its run at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, September 2 through September 5. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Shaina Taub's Score Highlights Public Works' Colorful and Lively TWELFTH NIGHTBWW Review: Shaina Taub's Score Highlights Public Works' Colorful and Lively TWELFTH NIGHT
by Michael Dale - Sep 5, 2016

For the past three years some of New York's most joyous theatrical celebrations have graced the city as the first September chill starts to pervade Central Park's Delecorte, when the Public Theater's Public Works program assembles a cast of over 200 strong to saturate a classic text with the flavor of the five boroughs. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and More in The Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Public Works MusicalPhoto Flash: First Look at Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and More in The Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Public Works Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Public Theater's free PUBLIC WORKS production of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, begins at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park tonight, Friday, September 2, and ribs through Monday, September 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY to Kick Off Center Stage's 2016 Fall Play LabTHE THANKSGIVING PLAY to Kick Off Center Stage's 2016 Fall Play Lab
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Center Stage has announced it has chosen The Thanksgiving Play by award-winning playwright, director, choreographer and performer Larissa FastHorse as its Fall Play Lab to begin the 2016/17 Season. The Play Lab will be held September 16-18 at Lord Baltimore Hotel. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT Composer/Lyricist Shaina Taub Remembers 'Heroines Who Made Noise and Lit The Way'PHOTO FLASH: Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT Composer/Lyricist Shaina Taub Remembers 'Heroines Who Made Noise and Lit The Way'
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

It's a big week ahead for composer/lyricist Shaina Taub, whose score for the Public Theater's Public Works production of a new musical adaptation of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT premieres this weekend. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/27/2016
by - Aug 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/27/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 27, 2016BWW's On This Day - August 27, 2016
by - Aug 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: The Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT Boasts Over 200 Cast MembersPHOTO FLASH: The Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT Boasts Over 200 Cast Members
by Michael Dale - Aug 20, 2016

Public Works, The Public Theater's local and national initiative that invites diverse communities across New York to join in creating ambitious works of theater, celebrates its fourth year with a new musical adaptation of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/2/2016 - 8/9/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 8/2/2016 - 8/9/2016
by - Aug 9, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/2/2016 - 8/9/2016. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical AdaptationNikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Pam McKinnon, Sutton Foster & More Set for 92Y This FallNeil Patrick Harris, Pam McKinnon, Sutton Foster & More Set for 92Y This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The 92Y has announced its Fall 2016 theater season, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Pam MacKinnon, Sutton Foster and more. (more...)

VIDEO: Shaina Taub Sings Powerful Gun Violence Plea 'When' at  City Center Encores! Off-Center JAMBOREEVIDEO: Shaina Taub Sings Powerful Gun Violence Plea 'When' at City Center Encores! Off-Center JAMBOREE
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

The 'half-lament, half-rallying cry' was originally written in response to the Sandy Hook shootings. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For SeptemberJason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For September
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

The show will include the two songwriters doing arrangements of each other's work. (more...)

BWW Review: Sloppy PEN/MAN/SHIP at CATFBWW Review: Sloppy PEN/MAN/SHIP at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 14, 2016

Charles, the ship-charterer (Brian D. Coats), is a black man who believes himself superior to all the black people who surround him. He has internalized the view held by Jim Crow America of African Americans as the inferior "other," but in order to entertain that view he necessarily has mentally set himself apart. Anderson's remarks in the program suggest Charles is an exemplar of America's notion of exceptionalism. (more...)

Gemma Arterton and Kwame Kwei-Armah Announced for Donmar Warehouse 2016 SeasonGemma Arterton and Kwame Kwei-Armah Announced for Donmar Warehouse 2016 Season
by Edward Baker - Jul 1, 2016

New autumn season of plays in Covent Garden to run alongside the Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy at King's Cross. (more...)

Sope Dirisu to Star as 'Cassius Clay' in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at Donmar WarehouseSope Dirisu to Star as 'Cassius Clay' in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Just weeks after Muhammad Ali's death on June 3, The Daily Mail writes that Sope Dirisu will portray the iconic boxer in Kemp Powers's play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn. (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, Salman Rushdie & Condola Rashad Join Public Forum's Celebration of World Refugee DayBobby Cannavale, Salman Rushdie & Condola Rashad Join Public Forum's Celebration of World Refugee Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Public Theater and International Rescue Committee announced additional casting today for the special free one-night-only Public Forum event, WELCOME HOME: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY on Monday, June 20 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free Public Forum tickets will be distributed, two per person (age 5+), at the Delacorte Theater beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the Forum. (more...)

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