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National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

New work by Lee Hall, David Hare, Bryony Kimmings, Lucy Kirkwood, Nina Raine, Gillian Slovo and Alexander Zeldin, and contemporary revivals of two of the NT's most celebrated 20th century premieres - Amadeus and Angels in America - are among the forthcoming productions at the National Theatre announced today by Rufus Norris. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR EventsHuntington Theatre Company Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

In conjunction with its current production of Milk Like Sugar, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Milk Like Sugar, available at huntingtontheatre.org/milk-like-sugar, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steven Pasquale, Leslie Kritzer and the Cast of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steven Pasquale, Leslie Kritzer and the Cast of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Daryl Roth Productions, will soon present Steven Pasquale in the first-ever New York revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman's musical comedy THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM. Joining Pasquale as 'Jamie Lockhart' is Andrew Durand as 'Little Harp,' Evan Harrington as 'Big Harp,' Greg Hildreth as 'Goat,' Leslie Kritzer as 'Salome,' Ahna O'Reilly as 'Rosamund,' Nadia Quinn as 'Raven/Goat's Mother,' Lance Roberts as 'Clement Musgrove' and Devere Rogers as 'Airie/Man.' Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize FinalistsDominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Jonathan Pryce-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE, Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2016Jonathan Pryce-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE, Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Nigel Redden, Director of Lincoln Center Festival, today announced the line-up for the Festival, which runs from July 13-31, 2016. Artists and ensembles from seven countries, many of them making their Lincoln Center Festival debuts, will gather for the festival, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, and which continues its mission of presenting the finest classical and contemporary arts from around the world.  An array of 49 dance, music, and theater performances will animate seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Celebrate Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th YearTHEATER TALK to Celebrate Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK presents an interview with the artistic leadership of New York's Roundabout Theatre Company - Artistic Director Todd Haimes, Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis, and the Director of Artistic Development and Casting Jim Carnahan. The trio charts the history and producing philosophy of the institution, now a mind-boggling -- to those who remember its modest beginnings in 1965 -- 50 years old. (more...)

Roundabout's 5th Annual Underground Reading Series to Feature New Works by Alexander Gemignani & MoreRoundabout's 5th Annual Underground Reading Series to Feature New Works by Alexander Gemignani & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has confirmed the lineup for its fifth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series this morning, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists, as well as curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. The Reading Series will feature new works by Ben Steinfeld, Alexander Gemignani, Jireh Breon Holder, Sylvia Khoury, Martin Zimmerman and Jessica Moss. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer, Greg Hildreth & More Will Join Steven Pasquale in THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM; Full Cast Announced!Leslie Kritzer, Greg Hildreth & More Will Join Steven Pasquale in THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Daryl Roth Productions, just announced the full cast joining Steven Pasquale in the first-ever New York revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman's musical comedy THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM. Joining the previously announced Steven Pasquale as 'Jamie Lockhart' is Andrew Durand as 'Little Harp,' Evan Harrington as 'Big Harp,' Greg Hildreth as 'Goat,' Leslie Kritzer as 'Salome,' Ahna O'Reilly as 'Rosamund,' Nadia Quinn as 'Raven/Goat's Mother,' Lance Roberts as 'Clement Musgrove' and Devere Rogers as 'Airie/Man.' (more...)

Rainn Wilson to Star in Will Eno's THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) at Geffen Playhouse, TonightRainn Wilson to Star in Will Eno's THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) at Geffen Playhouse, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces a premiere theatrical event for Los Angeles - ten years in the making. Will Eno's lauded play was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and has been translated into more than fifteen languages, with more than 100 productions mounted worldwide. (more...)

Waterwell Names 2016 New Works Lab PlaywrightWaterwell Names 2016 New Works Lab Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Waterwell, one of the Village Voice's Best Arguments for Devised Theater and creators of GOODBAR and #9, continues its annual series of developmental workshop productions with a commission by Dael Orlandersmith (Forever, Yellowman, Beauty's Daugther) for its senior Drama Class of 2016 at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). The new play, Some of the Things Inside, will be directed by Allison Talis and will premiere at PPAS in April 2016. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

Local Playwright Kirsten Greenidge's MILK LIKE SUGAR to Begin Next Month at HuntingtonLocal Playwright Kirsten Greenidge's MILK LIKE SUGAR to Begin Next Month at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will present the Obie Award-winning drama MILK LIKE SUGAR by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish) and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O'Gara (Becoming Cuba). Performances begin Friday, January 29 and continue through February 27, 2016 in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

Roundabout Adds Two New Plays to Off-Broadway Season;  Expands Underground ProgramRoundabout Adds Two New Plays to Off-Broadway Season; Expands Underground Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Following the unprecedented success of Stephen Karam (Roundabout Underground's inaugural playwright) and his Roundabout-commissioned play THE HUMANS moving to Broadway, Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the Underground will now produce two new works each season.  The program's expansion will begin in fall 2016 with the world premiere of Jenny Rachel Weiner's Kingdom Come. (more...)

Public Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play CyclePublic Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere three-play cycle THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson. Featuring the same core acting company for all three productions, Play One: HUNGRY, will begin previews on Saturday, February 27 and run through, Sunday, March 20, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4, 2016. The second play, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, will premiere in September and the final play in the new cycle, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. (more...)

B Street Theatre to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES This WinterB Street Theatre to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

By award winning playwright Will Eno, B Street enthusiastically presents THE REALISTIC JONESES as the first of four shows in our 2016 B3 Series season. THE REALISTIC JONESES will play January 9 - February 6, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE FOURTH WALL at Firehouse TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE FOURTH WALL at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

THE FOURTH WALL by A.R. Gurney, directed by Kerrigan Sullivan, runs now through January 31, 2016 in its regional premiere at Firehouse Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus CenterTickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center announced today that individual tickets for the Milwaukee premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

2Cents Theatre's DEN OF THIEVES Opens in January2Cents Theatre's DEN OF THIEVES Opens in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed productions of the hit musicals Rent and Fugitive Songs is thrilled to present DEN OF THIEVES, written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning author Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Eric Augusztiny. DEN OF THIEVES will preview on Saturday, January 9 at 8pm & Sunday, January 10 at 7pm and will open on Friday, January 15 and run through Sunday, February 7 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Designer Fitz Patton On Creating a New York Soundscape For THE HUMANSDesigner Fitz Patton On Creating a New York Soundscape For THE HUMANS
by Michael Dale - Dec 7, 2015

Sounds that are familiar and sounds that are mysterious play important roles in Stephen Karam's Broadway-bound play. (more...)

Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena StageCast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

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