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Meet the Stars of Encores! 2015 Off-Center Season - Groff, Greene and Foster!Meet the Stars of Encores! 2015 Off-Center Season - Groff, Greene and Foster!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 15, 2014

New York City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series announced its 2015 season today, featuring Jonathan Groff in A NEW BRAIN, original LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS cast member Ellen Greene, and Sutton Foster in THE WILD PARTY. Scroll down to prep for Encores! starry season with clips of the leads in action! (more...)

Breaking News: Encores! Announces 2015 Off-Center Season; Set to Include Foster in THE WILD PARTY, Groff in A NEW BRAIN, Greene in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & More!Breaking News: Encores! Announces 2015 Off-Center Season; Set to Include Foster in THE WILD PARTY, Groff in A NEW BRAIN, Greene in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

According to the New York Times, Encores! has just announced the upcoming 2015 season for its Off-Center series. Included in the line-up is William Finn's A New Brain (running June 24-27), starring Jonathan Groff; Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (running July 15-18), starring Off-Center veteran Sutton Foster; and Little Shop of Horrors (running July 1), with original cast member Ellen Greene. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Thomas Sadoski on TAKE CARE, THE NEWSROOM, New York Theatre CommunityBWW Interview: Tony Nominee Thomas Sadoski on TAKE CARE, THE NEWSROOM, New York Theatre Community
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2014

The new independent film TAKE CARE stars Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadoski. Since 1998, Sadoski has been one of the most reliable performers in the New York theatre community, being seen in world premieres by Lucy Thurber, Rajiv Joseph, Neil LaBute, and and Jon Robin Baitz, amongst many others. He earned a Tony-nom for REASONS TO BE PRETTY, and Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for the original Off-Broadway production of OTHER DESERT CITIES. (more...)

Meet Mr. Cellophane: Broadway's Jacob Keith WatsonMeet Mr. Cellophane: Broadway's Jacob Keith Watson
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 30, 2014

On the day BroadwayWorld.com was scheduled to sit down with Broadway actor Jacob Keith Watson ('Violet'), who is on tour with 'Chicago'--bound for Manila next--New Orleans' The Times-Picayune has just showered him with praises for his latest stage role: Amos Hart, Roxie Hart's gullible, negligible husband. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning TonightTonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, running tonight, November 21, through December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). (more...)

SDC Reveals Executive Board Election ResultsSDC Reveals Executive Board Election Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

On November 17, at the Annual Membership Meeting in New York City, SDC announced the results of the 2014 Executive Board Elections. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'), opens tonight, November 11, 2014. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Stage Anton Dudley's CITY OF; Performances Begin January 2015Playwrights Realm to Stage Anton Dudley's CITY OF; Performances Begin January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Playwrights Realm will present the world premiere of City Of by Anton Dudley, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar). The production runs January 26 through February 21, 2015 with a February 5 opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning December 29th, 2014. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, November 21–December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). The company opening is scheduled for Friday, November 28. The official press opening will follow on Saturday, November 29. (more...)

Watch Clips of THE WAY WE GET BY's Thomas Sadoski in HBO's 'The Newsroom'Watch Clips of THE WAY WE GET BY's Thomas Sadoski in HBO's 'The Newsroom'
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

As BWW reported earlier today, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the complete cast and director for its upcoming production of Neil LaBute's world premiere drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. Below, check out a clip of Sadoki in THE NEWSROOM (more...)

Watch Clips of THE WAY WE GET BY's Tatiana Maslany in BBC America's 'Orphan Black'Watch Clips of THE WAY WE GET BY's Tatiana Maslany in BBC America's 'Orphan Black'
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Below, take an exclusive inside look at BBC AMERICA's original thriller, ORPHAN BLACK and the astounding performance at the heart of the show, actress Tatiana Maslany. (more...)

ORPHAN BLACK's Tatiana Maslany and THE NEWSROOM's Thomas Sadoski Will Lead Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY at Second StageORPHAN BLACK's Tatiana Maslany and THE NEWSROOM's Thomas Sadoski Will Lead Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the complete cast and director for its upcoming production of Neil LaBute's world premiere drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. The production will star Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany, the critically-acclaimed star of the BBC America series Orphan Black, making her New York stage debut, and Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski, well known for his role on the HBO series, 'The Newsroom,' as well as his Tony-nominated performance in LaBute's reasons to be pretty. The play will be directed by Leigh Silverman, who was nominated for a Tony Award last season for her direction of Violet. (more...)

Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsHeidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Previews begin tonight, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

Lisa Kron, Christopher Durang, Jennifer Westfeldt and More Set for Tonight's Leah Ryan BenefitLisa Kron, Christopher Durang, Jennifer Westfeldt and More Set for Tonight's Leah Ryan Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Leah Ryan's FEWW is hosting an evening of celebratory cocktails and performances tonight, October 6 at Joe's Pub in New York. The benefit will commemorate the fifth year of Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers and the announcement of The Vladimir, a new emergency fund for writers facing medical emergencies. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets October and November Out Loud ReadingsArs Nova Sets October and November Out Loud Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) announces an October and November lineup of FREE Out Loud readings of brand new work by Play Group and Uncharted writers. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 10/12Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows running from today, October 1 to 12, 2014. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, 10/1-12Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, 10/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows running from October 1 to 12, 2014. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space TonightChristine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Tonight, September 29 (8 pm), Symphony Space will present Sundance...Sings!, spotlighting songs from groundbreaking shows developed with support from the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, sung by a stellar cast. Christine Ebersole, Ann Harada, Annie Golden, Joshua Henry, and fourteen other notables will take the stage at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in selections from the Broadway oeuvre of Stew + Heidi Rodewald, Scott Frankel, Adam Guettel, Lisa Kron, Michael John LaChiusa, Bill Finn, Steven Lutvak, Duncan Sheik, and others. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Getting to Know HEIDI CHRONICLES' Kate WetherheadBWW Interviews: Getting to Know HEIDI CHRONICLES' Kate Wetherhead
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 27, 2014

Actor, screenwriter, author and more... Kate Wetherhead seems to be living the life that character Heidi Holland was striving for in Wendy Wasserstein's acclaimed THE HEIDI CHRONICLES. BWW Minneapolis got to know here a little better in this interview. (more...)

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