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Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 SeasonChloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Takes a Stand on Health Care ReformStage Directors and Choreographers Society Takes a Stand on Health Care Reform
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Executive Board of SDC, the theatrical union representing Stage Directors and Choreographers across the United States, unanimously voted to endorse the New York State Health Act (S4840) and the New York Health Program (A4738), sister bills designed to establish universal single-payer health care for all New York residents. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Lindsay Mendez, Lily Rabe and More Join Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 SeasonAdam Chanler-Berat, Lindsay Mendez, Lily Rabe and More Join Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 23 and runs through July 30, 2017. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Off-BroadwayTickets on Sale for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf are proud to announce that tickets are now available for Lisa's new play, STUFFED. (more...)

Steven Boyer, Alex Brightman, Steven Pasquale, Nikki M. James, Taylor Caldwell and More to Star in Encores! Off-Center's New SeasonSteven Boyer, Alex Brightman, Steven Pasquale, Nikki M. James, Taylor Caldwell and More to Star in Encores! Off-Center's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman today announced casting for his first season at the helm of the popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center. (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Gideon Glick and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018Ariana DeBose, Gideon Glick and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Nicholas Barasch, Ariana DeBose, Gideon Glick, Randy Graff, and Doug Wright have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Civil Rights Musical BRIDGES at The TimesCenterCast Announced for New Civil Rights Musical BRIDGES at The TimesCenter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater UptownSOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater Uptown
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Second Stage Theater's (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) production of SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER has been extended by one week and will now play through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

CABARET Comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre 6/13-6/25CABARET Comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre 6/13-6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing Seattle's Paramount Theatre from June 13 - 25. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

BroadwayCon is pleased to announce that Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton, and Anthony Rosenthal have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. BroadwayCon will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. (more...)

Stephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors GraduationStephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's award-winning Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 5 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).   (more...)

Photo Flash: SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Celebrates Opening at Rattlestick Playwrights TheaterPhoto Flash: SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Celebrates Opening at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by Weyni Mengesha, presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project, celebrated its opening night on May 10. Attendees included Ethan Lipton, Leigh Silverman and Keith Randolph Smith. The opening night party and celebration took place at Macondo West (2 Bank St.), and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Gets Off-Broadway Concert This JuneBRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Gets Off-Broadway Concert This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Playwright Heidi Schreck to Star in WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME for Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKSPlaywright Heidi Schreck to Star in WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME for Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Sarah McLellan,Managing Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director) announced today that Heidi Schreck (I Love Dick) will join the cast of her play, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME during this season's SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary SeasonONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2017-2018 40th Anniversary Season at WP Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street). (more...)

Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, announced today that Julie Taymor, Denee Benton, Micki Grant,Toni-Leslie James, Mandy Greenfield, Madison Ferris, and Beanie Feldstein are this year's honorees. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals at Primary Stages SPRING FLING CeremonyPhoto Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals at Primary Stages SPRING FLING Ceremony
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2017

Primary Stages' 2017 Spring Fling celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Einhorn School of Performing Arts this week with an event which honored Broadway composer Jeanine Tesori with the Einhorn Mentorship Award. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Tony Winner Jeanine Tesori at the SPRING FLING Award CeremonyPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Tony Winner Jeanine Tesori at the SPRING FLING Award Ceremony
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2017

Primary Stages' 2017 Spring Fling celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Einhorn School of Performing Arts this week with an event which honored Broadway composer Jeanine Tesori with the Einhorn Mentorship Award. Additional honorees from the ESPA community were also celebrated at the event, including Tanya Barfield, Jimmy Carbone, and Cusi Cram. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Extends Again at La Jolla PlayhouseBroadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Due to unprecedented demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces another extension for its world-premiere musical, Escape to Margaritaville, now scheduled to run through July 9. (more...)

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