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Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton & More Will be Honored at 7th Annual Lilly AwardsDanai Gurira, Martha Plimpton & More Will be Honored at 7th Annual Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year honor playwright Danai Gurira, actor Martha Plimpton, director Kate Whoriskey, actor Mia Katigbak, and more to be announced. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside the Music of FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERIONSTAGE TUBE: Inside the Music of FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2016

Ahead of FROZEN's highly-anticipated Broadway debut, a new musical based on Disney's animated blockbuster film will open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park on May 27, 2016. You can catch a sneak peek of the recording session with the show's musicians now by watching the video below! (more...)

Broadway's ECLIPSED Honors Abducted Women of #BringBackOurGirlsBroadway's ECLIPSED Honors Abducted Women of #BringBackOurGirls
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

On Friday, April 15, 2016, the Broadway play ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira - a story about the navigation of five women through the vicious Liberian civil war - observed a moment of silence during the curtain call to honor of the hundreds of missing girls who, in 2014 were abducted by members of Boko Haram, a terrorist group, at the Chibok school in Northern Nigeria: #BringBackOurGirls. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Will Mount NYC Premiere of Kander & Pierce Musical KID VICTORY, New Plays During 2016-17 SeasonVineyard Theatre Will Mount NYC Premiere of Kander & Pierce Musical KID VICTORY, New Plays During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

A new musical by John Kander and Gregory Pierce, KID VICTORY, along with the new plays THIS DAY FORWARD by Nicky Silver and CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? by Gina Gionfriddo, will be produced by the Vineyard Theatre during the 2016-2017 season, it has been announced by the company's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. Vineyard Theatre is located at 108 E. 15 St. in New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira Pledges To 'Love Our Girls'VIDEO: ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira Pledges To 'Love Our Girls'
by Michael Dale - Apr 14, 2016

Born on February 14th, the actor/playwright is asking people to dedicate the 14th of every month to making people aware of everyday atrocities against girls. (more...)

VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o 'Enjoying Every Moment' of Broadway DebutVIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o 'Enjoying Every Moment' of Broadway Debut
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by today's "LIVE" today to talk with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan about making her Broadway debut in ECLIPSED. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira & Liesl Tommy This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira & Liesl Tommy This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK presents playwright Danai Gurira, actress Lupita Nyong'o and director Liesl Tommy discussing their collaboration on Eclipsed, Gurira's powerful drama about young women kidnapped and used as 'wives' by warlords in the Liberian civil war. The play explores the women's strategies to survive and their struggle to find a way out of their situation for all the women in their country. (more...)

VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Pulls April Fools Day Prank on Cast-MatesVIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Pulls April Fools Day Prank on Cast-Mates
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2016

The Oscar-winner has a little fun with the other members of ECLIPSED's superb acting ensemble. (more...)

Breaking News: Lortel Award Nominations Announced; THE HUMANS and FUTURITY LeadBreaking News: Lortel Award Nominations Announced; THE HUMANS and FUTURITY Lead
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl TommyBWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl Tommy
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 30, 2016

It's only appropriate that Tommy, who's committed to diversity and an int'l perspective in theater, is helming an Africa-set play that's Broadway's first ever whose writer, director and cast are all black women. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with FAMILIAR Director Rebecca TaichmanBWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with FAMILIAR Director Rebecca Taichman
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 23, 2016

Known for both her contemporary and Shakespearean work, Taichman will go straight from one off-Bway show to another this year. (more...)

VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED on 'Late Night'VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about making her Broadway debut in the new play ECLIPSED. The actress discussed being an understudy for the role while a student at Yale Drama School. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stevie Wonder Attends ECLIPSED on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Stevie Wonder Attends ECLIPSED on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Stevie Wonder attended the Sunday, March 13th matinee performance of  Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED on Broadway, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. Check out a look back at his visit below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray Visit ECLIPSEDPhoto Flash: Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray Visit ECLIPSED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray visited the all-female, multi-ethnic, history-making cast of Eclipsed backstage after Friday's performance at the John Golden Theatre on Broadway. They asked the actors how they decompress after performing. Lupita Nyong 'o described how they take time to commune together before every performance and then again, after the show. The Mayor and First Lady signed the guest book, commending the individual performers and their powerful synergy. Scroll down to see photos from the visit! (more...)

Jiehae Park Wins Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2016 Weissberger Award; Playwright-in-Resident Announced!Jiehae Park Wins Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2016 Weissberger Award; Playwright-in-Resident Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO by Jiehae Park is the 2016 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award recipient. Jiehae will also receive The Jay Harris Commission to write a new play, a prize worth $10,000. (more...)

StageNotes Unveils ECLIPSED Digital Curriculum on International Women's DayStageNotes Unveils ECLIPSED Digital Curriculum on International Women's Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

To coincide with International Women's Day, Broadway curriculum publisher StageNotes has unveiled an official digital toolkit inspired by the powerful new play, ECLIPSED, written by Zimbabwean-American playwright and actress Danai Gurira, which is now playing on Broadway at the Golden Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED with Lupita Nyong'o & More!BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED with Lupita Nyong'o & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Mar 7, 2016

The new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, just opened on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand to chat with the company after the curtain went down. Check out what they had to say on their big night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Danai Gurira & More Arrive on the Opening Night Red Carpet for ECLIPSED!Photo Coverage: Danai Gurira & More Arrive on the Opening Night Red Carpet for ECLIPSED!
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2016

The new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, officially opened last night, March 6th, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). The play also stars Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh and is directed by Liesl Tommy. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira & More Celebrate Opening Night of ECLIPSED!Photo Coverage: Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira & More Celebrate Opening Night of ECLIPSED!
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2016

The new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, officially opened last night, March 6th, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). The play also stars Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah andSaycon Sengbloh and is directed by Liesl Tommy. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

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