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PlayPenn Sets Works for Annual New Play Development ConferencePlayPenn Sets Works for Annual New Play Development Conference
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

(Philadelphia, PA) PlayPenn, Philadelphia's nationally recognized professional new play development organization, will hold its 11th annual New Play Development Conference from July 7 - July 26, 2015 at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The Conference, including three weeks of intensive work on six works-in-progress, will offer staged readings open to the public. The six selected plays and playwrights are: (more...)

FOR THE LOVE OF COMRADES, THE KID THING, SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA and More Set for NCTC's 2015-16 SeasonFOR THE LOVE OF COMRADES, THE KID THING, SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA and More Set for NCTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

At the annual New Conservatory Theater Center (NCTC) Season Announcement Party for subscribers, donors, artists and press, NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker announced the line-up for the 2015-16 subscription season. Regarded nationally and internationally as San Francisco's Premier LGBQI and Allied Theatre Company, NCTC builds on this rich tradition with its 2015-16 Season, featuring exhilarating U.S., regional and world premieres, as well as two extraordinary musicals. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/27/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO and FUN HOME Begin Previews!WAKE UP with BWW 3/27/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO and FUN HOME Begin Previews!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 27, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO brings its Russian romance to Broadway, while FUN HOME takes the art of the graphic memoir to the stage! (more...)

Lauren Kennedy, Charlie Pollock & Mike Schwitter to Lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMALLauren Kennedy, Charlie Pollock & Mike Schwitter to Lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing professional Broadway musical revivals, announces the full cast for its upcoming, Next to Normal, playing May 1 to May 10, 2015 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BROWNSVILLE SONG Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/1-31BROWNSVILLE SONG Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 40th Anniversary season with the hit of the Humana Festival brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee May 1-31. Co-produced with Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT, brownsville song (b-side for Tray) is directed by Eric Ting, and features a cast including Sung Yun Cho, Curtiss Cook, Jr., Catrina Ganey, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and Kaatje Welsh. (more...)

LCT's Platform Series Will Continue with THE KING AND I's Bartlett Sher & Christopher Gattelli Next MonthLCT's Platform Series Will Continue with THE KING AND I's Bartlett Sher & Christopher Gattelli Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 17th season on Thursday, April 9 at 6 pm with BARTLETT SHER and CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI, the director and choreographer, respectively, of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, currently in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

THE KING AND I, CONSTELLATIONS & 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Awarded Broadway League's 2015 NYC Education & Engagement GrantsTHE KING AND I, CONSTELLATIONS & 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Awarded Broadway League's 2015 NYC Education & Engagement Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The Broadway League has awarded the coveted New York Education Grants to the Broadway productions of Constellations, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and The King and I. Each production received a $5,000 grant towards its 2015 educational and engagement initiatives. The grants aid the growth and development of theatre education in the city in an effort to encourage Broadway productions to create more opportunities for young people. (more...)

INDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 SeasonINDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre announces its 2015-16 Season, which will include three world premieres and two classics. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kelli O'Hara & Ken Watanabe in THE KING AND I Broadway RevivalPhoto Flash: First Look at Kelli O'Hara & Ken Watanabe in THE KING AND I Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I, which features a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), is directed by Bartlett Sher, is currently in previews ahead of an official opening night on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the pair in costume! (more...)

Peter Parnell's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT to Kick Off Lincoln Center Theater's 2015-16 SeasonPeter Parnell's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT to Kick Off Lincoln Center Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the first two productions of its 2015-2016 season: DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a new play by Peter Parnell, to be directed by Scott Ellis, beginning performances Thursday, October 15 and opening Monday, November 9 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and the LCT3 world premiere production of KILL FLOOR, a new play by Abe Koogler, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer, which will begin performances Saturday, October 3, open on Monday, October 19, and run through Sunday, November 15 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Full Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2015

The first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles officially opens tonight, March 19, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Marika Aubrey, Daniel Frederiksen, Elise McCann and James Millar to Star in MATILDA, Coming to Sydney This July!Marika Aubrey, Daniel Frederiksen, Elise McCann and James Millar to Star in MATILDA, Coming to Sydney This July!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt today announced four of the principal cast for the Australian Premiere Season of Matilda The Musical, which commences performances from July 28 in Sydney. (more...)

Tonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast SetTonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with the world premiere of her most personal project to date-the fierce comedy-drama The Blood Quilt. Hall is an inaugural resident playwright of Arena Stage's American Voices New Play Institute, and The Blood Quilt is one of three plays from Hall receiving world premieres around the country this season. Hall reunites with director and Howard University alumna Kamilah Forbes (artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival) following their Broadway collaboration on The Mountaintop. The Blood Quilt runs April 24-June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm LewisLIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with two outstanding concerts form Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuringBilly Porter (April 3) and Norm Lewis (April 10). Six-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald will host each broadcast. Details follow below. (more...)

MARJORIE PRIME, COMPANY and More to Launch Writers Theatre's 2015-16 Season at New Theatre CenterMARJORIE PRIME, COMPANY and More to Launch Writers Theatre's 2015-16 Season at New Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Inaugural Season in the company's new theatre center, to include a season kick-off at Books on Vernon with Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison, directed by Kimberly Senior, followed by the Grand Opening of the state-of-the-art facility, designed by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam will be the inaugural production in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. A new collaboration with Chicago's The Second City entitled Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf-A Parody, by Tim Sniffen, with additional material by Tim Ryder, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Stuart Carden, will open the Gillian Theatre. Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, directed by William Brown with musical direction by Tom Vendafreddo, will follow Arcadia in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. (more...)

Theater Wit Announces BAD JEWS CastTheater Wit Announces BAD JEWS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago, has announced the cast and design team for its Chicago premiere of Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, a smart, savage comedy about the holy and holier-than-thou, which closes Wit's 2014-15 season April 24-June 7, 2015. (more...)

THE KING AND I to Receive Cast Recording This Summer, Led by Kelli O'Hara and Ken WatanabeTHE KING AND I to Receive Cast Recording This Summer, Led by Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Good News Musical Theatre Fans! BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed Lincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I, which features a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam) will receive a cast recording this summer on the the Decca Broadway / Universal Music Classics label, produced by David Lai David Caddick and Bruce Pomahac. Of note, the the production features the musical's original 1951 orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett with dance and incidental music arranged by Trude Rittmann. Music director Ted Sperling conducts a 29-piece orchestra which will be heard on the album as well. (more...)

Hartford Stage Names Elizabeth Williamson New Associate Artistic DirectorHartford Stage Names Elizabeth Williamson New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak has promoted Elizabeth Williamson, currently Senior Dramaturg and Director of New Play Development for the Tony Award-winning theatre, to the position of Associate Artistic Director. She replaces Maxwell Williams, now Artistic Director of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To BroadwayFLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 13, 2015

Today we are celebrating this week's hot news of Audra McDonald's big Broadway return next season! (more...)

'SONGS OF OUR YOUTH' with Samantha Blaire Cutler & Sam Poon Set for Don't Tell Mama, 4/27'SONGS OF OUR YOUTH' with Samantha Blaire Cutler & Sam Poon Set for Don't Tell Mama, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On April 27, at 7:00 p.m., a cabaret performance entitled Songs of Our Youth: Samantha Blaire Cutler and Sam Poon, will be performed at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, New York, NY. The show will feature Sam Poon ( The King and I, Macbeth, Billy Elliot, Les Miserables) and Samantha Blaire Cutler ( Billy Elliot, Orange is the New Black, Sisters). Special guests joining Sam and Sam will be friends from stage and television and the Professional Performing Arts School including: Jibreel Mawry ( Motown the Musical), Brionna Trilling ( Billy Elliot), Ella Watts ( The Sound of Music Live), Saoirse Dempsey and Katya Urban. (more...)

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