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Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD to Premiere at Vineyard Theatre This Fall; Creatives Set!Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD to Premiere at Vineyard Theatre This Fall; Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The world premiere of Nicky Silver's play THIS DAY FORWARD will open Vineyard Theatre's 2016-2017 season with previews beginning on Thursday, November 3 and opening on Monday, November 21. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ben Platt, Benj Pasek & More Stand Up for Freedom at NYCLU Benefit ConcertPhoto Coverage: Ben Platt, Benj Pasek & More Stand Up for Freedom at NYCLU Benefit Concert
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, just presented its annual benefit concert. 'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom', which featured performances by some of Broadway's finest (more...)

Ben Platt, Whitney Bashor & More Join NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit LineupBen Platt, Whitney Bashor & More Join NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, announced today a star-studded lineup of performers for its annual benefit concert. "Broadway Stands Up for Freedom" will boast performances by some of Broadway's finest on Monday, July 18, at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Tickets are now on sale at http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/nyclu2016.  (more...)

Hilary Bettis & Sheila Callaghan World Premieres Set for New Georges' 25th Anniversary SeasonHilary Bettis & Sheila Callaghan World Premieres Set for New Georges' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

In its 25-year history, New Georges has brought forth an unprecedented generation of women playwrights and directors, providing them with steady artistic support and first or career-transforming productions in New York City. New Georges will celebrate its anniversary season with the World Premiere of Hilary Bettis' Alligator, directed by Elena Araoz, presented in collaboration with The Sol Project this fall, and of Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol's collaboratively-created Water at 3LD Art & Technology Center in June of 2017 as part of Water City, a multi-disciplinary art event.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vineyard Theatre Celebrates Lee Sunday Evans at Emerging Artists LuncheonPhoto Coverage: Vineyard Theatre Celebrates Lee Sunday Evans at Emerging Artists Luncheon
by Walter McBride - Jul 5, 2016

Just last week, Colman Domingo hosted Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon at The Gander (15 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. The event featured the presentation of the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award to Lee Sunday Evans (D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER...). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big day below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Riant Theatre Hosts Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival Launch PartyPhoto Flash: The Riant Theatre Hosts Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, held the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival, which takes place from July 14th-31st. The evening included the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. (more...)

Colman Domingo to Host Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Emerging Artists LuncheonColman Domingo to Host Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Emerging Artists Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Colman Domingo will host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Thursday, June 30 from noon-2pm at The Gander (15 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

David Henry Hwang to Succeed William Ivey Long as Chair of the American Theatre WingDavid Henry Hwang to Succeed William Ivey Long as Chair of the American Theatre Wing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Tony Award®-winning Playwright David Henry Hwang has been elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing. Having joined the board of the American Theatre Wing in 2009, Mr. Hwang will succeed current Chair William Ivey Long, who concludes his four-year term this year (the maximum number of consecutive years permitted). Mr. Long will maintain an active role in the Wing as he takes on the responsibilities as Immediate Past Chair. (more...)

VIDEO: Walt Disney World's FROZEN EVER AFTER At Epcot's Norway PavilionVIDEO: Walt Disney World's FROZEN EVER AFTER At Epcot's Norway Pavilion
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

The new attraction features all new special effects, animatronic figures and a special visit with Queen Elsa in her ice palace. (more...)

Erich Bergen, Jennifer Simard, Jayne Houdyshell & More Will Perform at NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit ConcertErich Bergen, Jennifer Simard, Jayne Houdyshell & More Will Perform at NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, announced today a star-studded lineup of performers for its annual benefit concert. (more...)

VIDEO: Danai Gurira, Pascale Armand and Saycon Sengbloh Discuss Their ECLIPSED ExperienceVIDEO: Danai Gurira, Pascale Armand and Saycon Sengbloh Discuss Their ECLIPSED Experience
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

As the Broadway run of Danai Gurira's groundbreaking drama comes to an end, the three Tony-nominated women offer their thoughts. (more...)

BWW TV: Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a PlayBWW TV: Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2016

Clint Ramos received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play forEclipsed. He also served as scenic designer for the production. Ramos' other Broadway credits include The Elephant Man (also West End), and Violet. Check out what he had to say on receiving the honor below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2016

The stars are shining on tonight's red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the third batch of arrivals below, including James Corden, Judith Light, Danny Burstein, Jane Krakowski, Zachary Levi, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more! (more...)

ECLIPSED's Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design - PlayECLIPSED's Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Clint Ramos has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for ECLIPSED. He also served as scenic designer for the production. (more...)

2016 Tony Awards - From HAMILTON to THE HUMANS, All the Winners!2016 Tony Awards - From HAMILTON to THE HUMANS, All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards celebrated 70 years of honoring the best of Broadway last night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition to the class of 2016 Tony Nominees, the star-studded evening featured appearances by Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Common, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Glenn Close, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Bebe Neuwirth, Saoirse Ronan, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and many more. As predicted, HAMILTON was the big winner of the night, taking home a whopping eleven awards, including the coveted Best Musical.  (more...)

Tonight's the Night! Complete Guide to Our Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!Tonight's the Night! Complete Guide to Our Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2016

It's almost here! The 2016 Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight, June 12 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

It's Only A Day Away! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!It's Only A Day Away! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2016

Tomorrow, tomorrow! The 2016 Tony Awards will air on CBS tomorrow night, June 12 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Get Ready for Sunday! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!Get Ready for Sunday! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards will air on CBS on Sunday night, June 12 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award WinnersRiant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3pm at the Poet's Den Theatre (309 East 108th Street, NYC). The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. A reception with food, drinks and dancing will follow. Tickets ($50 before June 15th; $60 after that date) are available through The Riant Theatre's website (www.therianttheatre.com) and by calling the box office at 646-623-3488. They can also be purchased (cash only) at the door. (more...)

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