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Kelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same NameKelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same Name
by Sally Henry - Jul 5, 2015

It's a great year to be named Kelli/Kelley. At this year's Tonys ceremony, Broadway leading lady Kelli O'Hara won her long-awaited Tony Award, and almost exaclty a month later, U.S. Soccer player Kelley O'Hara will compete in the World Cup finals today, July 5. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/4/2015
by - Jul 4, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/4/2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ion theatre's SEA OF SOULS Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at ion theatre's SEA OF SOULS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

ion theatre company presents the world premiere of a haunting new play, Sea of Souls, written and directed by artistic directors Glenn Paris and Claudio Raygoza, as its first Off-Broadway production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater located at 416 W. 42nd Street in New York City playing now through Saturday July 11. The show opened last night, Sunday, June 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE GUARDSMAN Begins 7/8 at The Shakespeare TheatreTHE GUARDSMAN Begins 7/8 at The Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is thrilled to present a world premiere adaptation of Ferenc Molnar's The Guardsman - translated from the original Hungarian by Molnar's great grandson Gabor Lukin and adapted and directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. Performances begin Wednesday, July 8th and continue through Sunday, July 26th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Matthew Paul Olmos Receives Arizona Theatre Company's National Latino Playwriting AwardMatthew Paul Olmos Receives Arizona Theatre Company's National Latino Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Matthew Paul Olmos's the living life of the daughter mira has been named the winner of Arizona Theatre Company's 2015 National Latino Playwriting Award (NLPA), and the recipient of the $1000 prize. 2015 marks the 20th year of the competition. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rutina Wesley and More in TWELFTH NIGHT at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Rutina Wesley and More in TWELFTH NIGHT at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Old Globe presents William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement began performances on June 21 and runs through July 26, 2015, with opening night set for tomorrow, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Project: Theater to Present UNITY (1918)Project: Theater to Present UNITY (1918)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Project: Theater (producers of the critically acclaimed Occupation and the monthly Our Bar series) has announced the US premiere of UNITY (1918), written by Kevin Kerr and directed by KJ Sanchez. UNITY (1918) begins performances on Thursday, August 6 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 23. Press opening is Sunday, August 9 at 7 PM.  (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

San Diego Theater Company The Trip Brings ORPHEUS & EURYDICE to NYCSan Diego Theater Company The Trip Brings ORPHEUS & EURYDICE to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

San Diego theater company THE TRIP, brings their newly acclaimed cinematic stage adaptation to New York City. ORPHEUS & EURYDICE written and directed by Tom Dugdale (Humana Festival; Contemporary American Theater Festival; Hungarian Theater of Cluj; Princess Grace Award Winner), will play five performances at Theaterlab NYC (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018). Performances are Thursday, July 16th  at 8pm; Friday, July 17th at 8pm; Saturday, July 18th at 8pm; Sunday, July 19th at 3pm; and Monday, July 20th at 8pm. Tickets are $18.00 and available at www.theaterlabnyc.com. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Starring Jason Tam & More, Begins Next MonthSharon Playhouse's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Starring Jason Tam & More, Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents a rare staging of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along from July 15 through 19.  (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The MunyRyann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Jessie Mueller-Led WAITRESS Premiere Kicks Off Rehearsals at A.R.T.; Full Cast Announced!Jessie Mueller-Led WAITRESS Premiere Kicks Off Rehearsals at A.R.T.; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, began rehearsals today (pictured, left) for the world premiere musical Waitress. Based on the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly the new musical has a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, direction by Diane Paulus, and choreography by Chase Brock. (more...)

Dramatists Guild of America to Host 'Writing the Changing World' in La JollaDramatists Guild of America to Host 'Writing the Changing World' in La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Dramatists Guild of America is pleased to announce their Third National Conference, Writing the Changing World, which will be held from July 16-19, 2015 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA. The conference will include keynote speeches, legal and business seminars, workshops, panels, and conversations with theatre elite. Participating Council and visiting artists include Lisa Kron, Stephen Schwartz, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Carol Hall, Winnie Holzman, Georgia Stitt, Bobby Lopez, Marsha Norman, John Weidman, Julia Jordan, Amanda Green, and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. (more...)

Riley Thomas to Return to NYMF with WEARING BLACK This JulyRiley Thomas to Return to NYMF with WEARING BLACK This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and DARK PROPHETS PRODUCTION LLC are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Wearing Black, winner Best Original Score at FRIGID New York, with book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas (writer/composer of the sold out award-winning NYMF show STUCK, now a feature film starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti.), music direction by Ben Caplan and directed by J. Scott Lapp (Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde; National Tours Murder for Two, Xanadu; Old Globe; La Jolla Playhouse; The Barn Stage  Company). (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret SeriesLaura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the fourth season for the 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series. This popular series provides audiences with a rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists and their outstanding musical accompanists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase award-winning Broadway, stage and film stars Tommy Tune, Stephanie J. Block, Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana performing together on one night, followed by Rebecca Luker and closing the season will be a performance by Paulo Szot. These exceptional performers will share a special evening of cabaret featuring songs from current Broadway, Jazz, American Standards and more. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

 Jewish Plays Project (JPP), a development organization committed to putting bold, progressive Jewish conversations on world stages, continues its annual Open: Festival of play readings and workshops at the 14th Street Y including four new full-length plays and one new musical by Margot Connolly, Sarah Gancher, Gary Jaffe, David Hein & Irene Sankoff, and Sam Lahne. (more...)

Review Roundup: Hein & Sankoff's COME FROM AWAY at La Jolla PlayhouseReview Roundup: Hein & Sankoff's COME FROM AWAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Jun 15, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse's season opener, COME FROM AWAY, is a world-premiere musical featuring book, music and lyrics by award-winning husband-and-wife team David Hein andIrene Sankoff, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. The production runs now through July 12 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls FestivalLa Jolla Playhouse Announces Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

?La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the projects and collaborators for its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival taking place October 9 - 11. (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Make Provincetown Debut, 6/27-28Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Make Provincetown Debut, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

 Two Time Tony Nominee and star of Broadway's "Cinderella" Laura Osnes will make her Provincetown debut on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 PM as she launches the star-studded 2015 Broadway @ The Art House season, with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com  or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

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