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6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony to be Held at Playwrights Horizons in June6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony to be Held at Playwrights Horizons in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony will be presented Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by writer and performer, Lisa Kron. (more...)

WPPAC Nak'd Stage Play Reading Series to Continue with Lillian Hellman's TOYS IN THE ATTIC, 51WPPAC Nak'd Stage Play Reading Series to Continue with Lillian Hellman's TOYS IN THE ATTIC, 51
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The White Plains Performing Arts Center play reading series of classic, TONY honored Best Plays continues withLillian Hellman's TOYS IN THE ATTIC on Friday, May 1 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 each. The Nakd Stage Play Reading Series features actors with scripts in hand, no sets, costumes or props. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE WORDS. (more...)

Breaking News: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make Musical Debut in Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer!Breaking News: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make Musical Debut in Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Chuck Cooper and Taran Killam will join the previously announced Ellen Greene in the Encores! Off-Center concert production ofHoward Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running July 1-2, 2015. NOTE: A third performance has been added at 2pm on Thursday, July 2 in order to meet ticket demand. The production will be directed by Dick Scanlan, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center, and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. The show will mark the musical theater debuts of both Gyllenhaal and Killam. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of BUZZER at The Public TheaterPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of BUZZER at The Public Theater
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 9, 2015

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of BUZZER, written by Tracey Scott Wilson. BUZZER marks the return of Wilson to The Public following her acclaimed The Good Negro in 2009 and The Story in 2003. Directed by Obie award winner Anne Kauffman, BUZZER will run in The Public's Martinson Theater through Sunday, April 26, with an official opening last night, April 8. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski's Photo Shoot for THE WAY WE GET BY!STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski's Photo Shoot for THE WAY WE GET BY!
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2015

Second Stage Theatre will soon feature Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) and 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. Below, go behind the scenes of the duo's recent photo shoot for the show! (more...)

TDF to Host Special Performance of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES to Benefit Open DoorsTDF to Host Special Performance of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES to Benefit Open Doors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

On Saturday, April 18th, TDF will host a special reception and performance of The Heidi Chronicles to celebrate the show's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, and to raise funds for the arts education program she co-founded, TDF's Open Doors. Open Doors, now in its 17th year, is the first arts education program to be awarded a special Tony Honor for 'Excellence in the Theatre.' (more...)

Amanda Seyfried Talks Fear of Singing Live, Off-Broadway Stage Debut & WICKED Movie DreamsAmanda Seyfried Talks Fear of Singing Live, Off-Broadway Stage Debut & WICKED Movie Dreams
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 26, 2015

The actress admits that the idea of taking on the role of Glinda in a film adaptation of Broadway's long-running hit WICKED is something she's had her eye on for quite some time. (more...)

VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Recalls Awful 'Annie' Audition on JON STEWARTVIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Recalls Awful 'Annie' Audition on JON STEWART
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Amanda Seyfried recently appeared on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART to discuss her new film, 'While We're Young', and recalled an awful audition in Philadelphia that led her to learn how to sing. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Lilly Award Foundation Celebrates Reading of Meg Miroshnik's THE TALL GIRLSPhoto Flash: The Lilly Award Foundation Celebrates Reading of Meg Miroshnik's THE TALL GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Lilly Award Foundation presented THE TALL GIRLS, a new play by Meg Miroshnik, the final play in the '(3) Plays From The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series' at The Duke on 42nd Street on March 23, 2015. Scroll down for photos of the company! (more...)

Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' to Conclude with THE TALL GIRLS, 3/23Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' to Conclude with THE TALL GIRLS, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced additional casting for the final play in 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. (more...)

Obie Winner Ethan Lipton's NO PLACE TO GO to Play Capitol Center for the Arts, 5/1Obie Winner Ethan Lipton's NO PLACE TO GO to Play Capitol Center for the Arts, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Singer, Composer, and Obie-Award Winning Playwright Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra Brings His Nationally Acclaimed Semi-Staged Production 'No Place to Go,' to the Capitol Center's Spotlight Cafe on Friday, May 1, at 8pm. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins TonightWomen's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater 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 tonight, 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...)

Photo Flash: Lilly Award Foundation Continues '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO?Photo Flash: Lilly Award Foundation Continues '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The Lilly Award Foundation presented "What Would Crazy Horse Do?" a new play by Larissa Fasthorse, the second play in the '(3) Plays From The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series' at The Duke on 42nd Street on March 16, 2015. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the cast featured Emily Bergl, Jason Grasl, Slate Holmgren and Madeline Sayer. BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the night below! (more...)

Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' Continues with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO? with Emily Bergl, 3/16Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' Continues with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO? with Emily Bergl, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced additional casting for the play in 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. (more...)

Kate Mulgrew, America Ferrerra Lead Lilly Awards' THE COMPARABLES Reading TonightKate Mulgrew, America Ferrerra Lead Lilly Awards' THE COMPARABLES Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 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 Interview: Sutton Foster on Making Her Carnegie Hall Solo Debut, Self-Doubt & Starring in a 'Revamped' WILD PARTY at Encores!BWW Interview: Sutton Foster on Making Her Carnegie Hall Solo Debut, Self-Doubt & Starring in a 'Revamped' WILD PARTY at Encores!
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 7, 2015

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster will soon make her solo debut at Carnegie Hall, where she'll perform alongside VIOLET co-star Joshua Henry, Meghan McInnis, and the renowned New York Pops on March 13. (more...)

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...)

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