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Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Off-BroadwaySutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced a two-week extension for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Zainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs SeriesZainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

MCC Theater - which this fall celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season as one of New York's leading Off-Broadway theater companies - has announced the 2016 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Jocelyn Bioh, MCC Youth Company alum Xavier Galva, Ted Malawer, and Eric Micha Holmes. (more...)

Zainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP TheaterZainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/13-8/14/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/13-8/14/2016
by - Aug 14, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 14, 2016 - Sunday, August 14, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: How Will Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Be Different from Others? Director Leigh Silverman Tells All!BWW TV: How Will Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Be Different from Others? Director Leigh Silverman Tells All!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2016

So how will this version of the show stand out from those that have come before? Watch below as director Leigh Silverman explains! (more...)

BWW TV: What's Neil LaBute's Latest Play All About? Judith Light & Company of ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU Explain!BWW TV: What's Neil LaBute's Latest Play All About? Judith Light & Company of ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU Explain!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2016

This September, MCC Theater will kick off their 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Neil LaBute's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, directed by Leigh Silverman and featuring Judith Light. Previews begin September 6, with opening night set for September 28, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of MCC's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOUPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of MCC's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 12, 2016

This September, MCC Theater will kick off their 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Neil LaBute's All the Ways to Say I Love You, directed by Leigh Silverman and featuring Judith Light. Previews begin September 6, with opening night set for September 28, 2016. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Trio of MCC's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOUFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Trio of MCC's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 11, 2016

This September, MCC Theater will kick off their 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Neil LaBute's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, directed by Leigh Silverman and featuring Judith Light. Previews begin September 6, with opening night set for September 28, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYMF Honors 2016 Award Winners - Full List!Photo Flash: NYMF Honors 2016 Award Winners - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, announced today the winners of the 2016 NYMF Awards for Excellence, which were awarded on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 42West NY (514 W. 42nd Street). Scroll down for the full list, plus photos from the event! (more...)

Shuler Hensley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett & More Join Sutton Foster in New Group's SWEET CHARITYShuler Hensley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett & More Join Sutton Foster in New Group's SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New Group has announced additional casting for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season.  Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and directed by Leigh Silverman, this production features Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, James Brown III, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Shuler Hensley, Sasha Hutchings, Donald Jones, Jr., Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett and Joel Perez, and as previously announced, two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Charity Hope Valentine.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 2 - December 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 20. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Set for NYC This WeekendTHE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Set for NYC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The 24 Hour Company (producers of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and around the world, as well as The 24 Hour Musicals) and their longtime collaborator The New School College of Performing Arts, School of Drama will present The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals in New York City this summer. (more...)

Off-Broadway Venues Will Dim Lights in Memory of Signature Theatre's James HoughtonOff-Broadway Venues Will Dim Lights in Memory of Signature Theatre's James Houghton
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Honoring his work and dedication to the Off-Broadway community, numerous Off-Broadway theatres will dim their lights on Thursday at 7:45PM, in memory of theatre legend James (Jim) Houghton, who died on August 2nd at the age of 57. (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...)

FringeNYC Announces Sold-Out Shows, Bestsellers Before August Kick-OffFringeNYC Announces Sold-Out Shows, Bestsellers Before August Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in New York, will present the 20th Anniversary Festival from August 12 - 28, 2016. (more...)

Acrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 SeasonAcrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces programming for the 2016-17 season featuring internationally-acclaimed superstars in rock, dance, comedy, and jazz; family shows as part of the Family Discovery Series, returning favorites, the best of touring Broadway, and more! (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTSSecond Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF PanelsTim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper ForumWorld Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles. (more...)

Nine Shows Extended at New York Musical FestivalNine Shows Extended at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced extensions for nine productions - A SCYTHE OF TIME, LISA AND LEONARDO, CHILDREN OF SALT, EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER, TINK!, DUST CAN'T KILL ME, SINGLE, NEWTON'S CADLE and CAMP ROLLING HILLS. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff Flip Their Wigs at Encores! Off-Center JamboreePHOTO FLASH: Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff Flip Their Wigs at Encores! Off-Center Jamboree
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

The two Broadway stars teamed up for an unforgettable variation of 'Forget About The Boy.' (more...)

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