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SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Teach Musical Theater Audition Workshop, 3/22SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Teach Musical Theater Audition Workshop, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

?Co-creator and star of "Submissions Only" Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ordinary Days) will be teaching a 4-session workshop "Auditioning for Musicals" at The Freeman Studio (more...)

Kate Mulgrew, America Ferrerra & More Set for Lilly Awards Foundation's Play Reading SeriesKate Mulgrew, America Ferrerra & More Set for Lilly Awards Foundation's Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced complete casting for the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik and Laura Schellhardt, with female directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman and Liesl Tommy. The acting company includes Emily Bergl ('Desperate Housewives'), America Ferrerra ('Ugly Betty'), and Kate Mulgrew ('Orange is the New Black'), with Kally Duling, Alexandra Henriksen, Colbie Minifie, Jesse Perez, Madeline Sayet, and Erin Wilhelmi (Perks of Being a Wallflower). (more...)

BWW Reviews:  BRIGHT HALF LIFE Presents a Collage of Relationship MomentsBWW Reviews: BRIGHT HALF LIFE Presents a Collage of Relationship Moments
by Michael Dale - Feb 27, 2015

Tanya Barfield's newest paints a vivid picture of a relationship through dozens of quick, non-linear scenes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Celebrates Opening at the City CenterPhoto Flash: Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Celebrates Opening at the City Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, presents the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) now through March 22, 2015. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Women's Project Theater's BRIGHT HALF LIFE!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Women's Project Theater's BRIGHT HALF LIFE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

World Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City CenterWorld Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) through March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for tonight, February 25. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE, Starring Bobby Steggert & Rebecca Naomi Jones, Opens Off-Broadway!Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE, Starring Bobby Steggert & Rebecca Naomi Jones, Opens Off-Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 24, 2015

Signature Theatre's production of BIG LOVE by Charles Mee, directed by Tina Landau, began on February 5, 2015. The production runs through March 15, 2015, and opened last night, February 23, in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rachael Holmes &  Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFEPhoto Flash: First Look at Rachael Holmes & Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next WeekHOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?Popular television star Reg E. Cathey will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

Rattlestick & Women's Project's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Next MonthRattlestick & Women's Project's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater will present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning Thursday, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

A cast of five will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

Fringe Arts Festival Debuts in Manila, Featuring THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM, 2/12-3/1Fringe Arts Festival Debuts in Manila, Featuring THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM, 2/12-3/1
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 11, 2015

The Fringe Arts Festival, the world's largest multi-arts festival, which took root in Edinburgh, Scotland seven decades ago and remains robust till this day--hosting 49,497 performances, 3,193 shows in 299 venues in its latest annual edition in Edinburgh--is finally setting foot in Manila, Philippines from today, February 12 through Sunday, March 1. (more...)

FringeNYC Extends Application DeadlineFringeNYC Extends Application Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 19th Annual Festival from August 14 - 30, 2014. Each year the festival presents programming by nearly 200 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies. General FringeNYC applications for 2015 are currently being accepted for participants in all genres (theatre, dance, puppetry, performance art, multi-media, etc.). Separate FringeAL FRESCO (free outdoor events) and FringeJR (children's programming) applications are also available. (more...)

Leigh Silverman & More to Direct Lilly Award Foundation's (3) PLAYS FROM THE KILROYS LIST ReadingsLeigh Silverman & More to Direct Lilly Award Foundation's (3) PLAYS FROM THE KILROYS LIST Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation presents the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik and Laura Schellhardt, with female directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman and Liesl Tommy on three consecutive Mondays, March 9th, 16th and 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W 42nd Street). Admission is free but reservations are strongly recommended and can be obtained at http://www.thelillyawards.org or https://www.artful.ly/the-lilly-awards-foundation. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Women's Project Theater's BRIGHT HALF LIFEBWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Women's Project Theater's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfieldand directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City CenterStage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. Click below to watch behind-the-scenes interviews with the company! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with BRIGHT HALF LIFE at Women's Project TheaterPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with BRIGHT HALF LIFE at Women's Project Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

BWW Interview: He's Ready for a Wild Party! Joshua Henry Talks Returning to Encores! Off-Center Series, Reuniting with Sutton Foster & More!BWW Interview: He's Ready for a Wild Party! Joshua Henry Talks Returning to Encores! Off-Center Series, Reuniting with Sutton Foster & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 31, 2015

Henry just chatted with BroadwayWorld about returning to the series, reuniting with Sutton Foster, preparing for rehearsals and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Hot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BYHot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

It's going to be a hot ticket! Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) will make her off- Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the upcoming world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production will begin previews on April 28, 2015 and officially open on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Fairytale Opening- INTO THE WOODS Takes First Off-Broadway Bows!Photo Coverage: A Fairytale Opening- INTO THE WOODS Takes First Off-Broadway Bows!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 23, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's Tony Award-winning Into the Woods. Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, this production premiered in May 2013 at the McCarter Theatre in association with the Fiasco Theater. Into the Woods officially opened last night, January 22, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement thru March 22, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside opening night below! (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott is Back with WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second Stage; Dick Scanlan and Michael Mayer Will Direct!Sherie Rene Scott is Back with WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second Stage; Dick Scanlan and Michael Mayer Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz Executive Director) will conclude its 2014-15 season with the world premiere of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, a new play by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, the creative team behind the Tony-nominated, critically acclaimed hit, Everyday Rapture, which had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2009. (more...)

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