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Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE WOODSMAN!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE WOODSMAN!
by Walter McBride - Feb 9, 2016

The critically acclaimed play†THE WOODSMAN, a uniquely inventive retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, officially opened last†night, February 8, 2016, at Off-Broadway's New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Rhino's THE CALLPhoto Flash: Theatre Rhino's THE CALL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Theatre Rhinoceros presents THE CALL - by Tanya Barfield, Directed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe, Feb. 20 - March 12, 2016 (Limited Engagement - 17 Performances Only). Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Theatre Rhino Presents THE CALLTheatre Rhino Presents THE CALL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Theatre Rhinoceros presents THE CALL - by Tanya Barfield, Directed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe, Feb. 20 - March 12, 2016 (Limited Engagement - 17 Performances Only). (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54:†An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in†'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowBen Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Next week Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and more! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Amanda Green and Leigh Silverman About AN AMERICAIN BOYBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Amanda Green and Leigh Silverman About AN AMERICAIN BOY
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 12, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Signal Ensemble Theatre's Final Production THE CONSULTANT Begins This MonthSignal Ensemble Theatre's Final Production THE CONSULTANT Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of The Consultant by Heidi Schreck and directed by Signal Ensemble Theater Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., January 21 - February 20, 2016. †After 13 seasons of †presenting, The Consultant marks the final production for Signal Ensemble Theatre. There will be one preview Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. Opening/Press night is Friday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. (No performance Sunday, Feb. 7) Ticket prices are $23 for single tickets, $15 for industry/students/seniors/groups and $12 for previews. Tickets may be purchased by calling 773.698.7389 or by visiting www.signalensemble.com.† NOTE: There is no Sunday, February 7 performance and there will be an industry Night performance Monday, Feb. 8 at 7:30pm. (more...)

FringeNYC Seeks Submissions for 20th Anniversary Festival; Deadline Valentine's DayFringeNYC Seeks Submissions for 20th Anniversary Festival; Deadline Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary August 12 - 28, 2016. Each year the festival presents programming by nearly 200 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies. General FringeNYC applications for 2016 are currently being accepted for participants in all genres (theatre, dance, puppetry, performance art, multi-media, etc.). (more...)

BWW Interview: Emerson Steele Finds Happily Ever After Playing Dream Role in Theatrical Outfit's A LITTLE PRINCESSBWW Interview: Emerson Steele Finds Happily Ever After Playing Dream Role in Theatrical Outfit's A LITTLE PRINCESS
by Kiley Gipson - Nov 27, 2015

Broadway newcomer Emerson Steele opens up about her transition from New York back down South, sharing the stage with the legendary Sutton Foster, and her dream of being the first female to play Jean Valjean on Broadway. (more...)

Labyrinth Theater Sets 17th Annual Barn Series Lineup; Performances Begin 11/30Labyrinth Theater Sets 17th Annual Barn Series Lineup; Performances Begin 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Labyrinth Theater Company has announced the line-up for the 17th Annual Barn Series, the award-winning company's free play reading series. (more...)

Jo Bonney, Rachel Chavkin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Kathleen Marshall Join SDC Executive BoardJo Bonney, Rachel Chavkin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Kathleen Marshall Join SDC Executive Board
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

On November 16, 2015, at the Annual Membership Meeting in New York City, SDC announced the results of the 2015 Executive Board Elections. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Broadway Girl Power- Go Inside the LILLY AWARDS Broadway Cabaret with Billy Porter, Kate Baldwin, Joshua Henry & More!Photo Coverage: It's Broadway Girl Power- Go Inside the LILLY AWARDS Broadway Cabaret with Billy Porter, Kate Baldwin, Joshua Henry & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best, benefits The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, it was held on Monday†night at The Cutting Room. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala with Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Danny Burstein & More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala with Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Danny Burstein & More!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2015

Below, check out highlights from the special night, which included performances by Criss, Danny Burstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Platt and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at the LILLY AWARDS Cabaret with Amanda Green, Marsha Norman, Georgia Stitt & More!Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at the LILLY AWARDS Cabaret with Amanda Green, Marsha Norman, Georgia Stitt & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 10, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best,†benefits The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. Directed by†Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by†Georgia Stitt, it was held last night at The Cutting Room. (more...)

Starry Lineup to Perform Works by Edie Brickell, Lisa Kron, Cyndi Lauper and More at 2015 Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret TonightStarry Lineup to Perform Works by Edie Brickell, Lisa Kron, Cyndi Lauper and More at 2015 Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best, will†benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. (more...)

Paul Muldoon and More Set for WP Theater's 'DEAR MISS BISHOP' Poetry Series Alongside DEAR ELIZABETHPaul Muldoon and More Set for WP Theater's 'DEAR MISS BISHOP' Poetry Series Alongside DEAR ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, in conjunction with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, has†announced DEAR MISS BISHOP: Poets in Conversation with Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth, a series of conversations with important contemporary poets to accompany the current presentation of Sarah Ruhl's DEAR ELIZABETH, now playing at the WP's new artistic home, the McGinn/Cazale Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
by Walter McBride - Oct 28, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund just welcomed a slew of stars for their 2015 Gala, GREAT WRITERS THANK THEIR LUCKY STARS, which was hosted by musician and Emmy-nominated composer, Darren Criss. Directed by Leigh Silverman (Violet, The Wild Party, Chinglish) with Music Direction by Charlie Rosen, the event featured award-winning playwrights, lyricists and composers introducing the stars who brought their work to life on stage, including Stephen Schwartz, Kirsten Childs, Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford, Sheldon Harnick, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Laurence O'Keefe & Nell Benjamin, Steven Sater and Benjamin Scheuer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Darren Criss, Kristin Chenoweth & More Celebrate the Dramatists Guild FundPhoto Coverage: Darren Criss, Kristin Chenoweth & More Celebrate the Dramatists Guild Fund
by Walter McBride - Oct 28, 2015

The†Dramatists Guild†Fund just welcomed†a slew of stars for their 2015 Gala,†GREAT WRITERS THANK THEIR LUCKY STARS, which was hosted by musician and Emmy-nominated composer,†Darren Criss.†Directed by†Leigh Silverman†(Violet, The Wild Party, Chinglish) with Music Direction by†Charlie Rosen, the event featured†award-winning playwrights, lyricists and composers introducing the stars who brought their work to life on stage, including†Stephen Schwartz,†Kirsten Childs,†Gretchen Cryer†&†Nancy Ford,†Sheldon Harnick,†Benj Pasek†&†Justin Paul, Laurence O'Keefe &†Nell Benjamin,†Steven Sater†and†Benjamin Scheuer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Celebrates Opening Night of Stephen Karam's THE HUMANSPhoto Coverage: Roundabout Celebrates Opening Night of Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Oct 26, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of†Stephen Karam's†The Humans†featuring†Cassie Beck,†Reed Birney,†Jayne Houdyshell,†Lauren Klein,†Arian Moayed†and†Sarah Steele, began preview performances on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, and opened†last night, October 25, 2015. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Darren Criss Hosts Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015 Gala Tonight, Featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Karen Ziemba and MoreDarren Criss Hosts Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015 Gala Tonight, Featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Karen Ziemba and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund welcomes a slew of stars for their 2015 Gala tonight! As previously announced, actor, musician and Emmy-nominated composer, Darren Criss will host and perform at DGF's annual gala GREAT WRITERS THANK THEIR LUCKY STARS at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway at 36th Street) this evening,†October 26 (cocktail reception at 6:30pm, dinner and celebration at 7:30pm). (more...)

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