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BWW Interview: Investigating the Twists and Turns of MCC's THE NETHER with Ben Rosenfield!BWW Interview: Investigating the Twists and Turns of MCC's THE NETHER with Ben Rosenfield!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 28, 2015

Rosenfield, who plays 'Woodnut' in the production, just chatted with BroadwayWorld about opening night, the twists and turns of this plot, and so much more! Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tyrone's Back! Meet the Company of HAND TO GOD on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Tyrone's Back! Meet the Company of HAND TO GOD on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 27, 2015

The new American play Hand to God has now begun rehearsals and will open on Broadway on April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debut of playwrightRobert Askins. Hand to God is directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel in his Broadway debut with previews beginning at the Booth Theatre on Saturday, March 14, 2015 ahead of the April 7th opening. For more info, visit www.HandToGodBroadway.com. The company just met the press and you can check out full photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: HAND TO GOD Company Meets the Press at Lobo!FREEZE FRAME: HAND TO GOD Company Meets the Press at Lobo!
by Walter McBride - Feb 27, 2015

The new American play Hand to God has now begun rehearsals and will open on Broadway on April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debut of playwright Robert Askins. Hand to God is directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel in his Broadway debut with previews beginning at the Booth Theatre on Saturday, March 14, 2015 ahead of the April 7th opening. For more info, visit www.HandToGodBroadway.com. The company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE NETHER Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: MCC's THE NETHER Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 25, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman and starring Ben Rosenfield, Sophia Anne Caruso, Merritt Wever, Peter Friedman and Frank Wood. The Nether runs now through March 15, 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: THE NETHER Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: THE NETHER Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Feb 24, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman. The Nether opens tonight, February 24, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/24/2015 - Mitchell Back in HEDWIG, EXTREME HAPPINESS, THE NETHER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/24/2015 - Mitchell Back in HEDWIG, EXTREME HAPPINESS, THE NETHER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: John Cameron Mitchell returns to HEDWIG tonight, and THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, THE NETHER & LIVES OF THE SAINTS all open off-Broadway! (more...)

Merritt Wever Leads MCC Theater's THE NETHER, Opening TonightMerritt Wever Leads MCC Theater's THE NETHER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Nether runs now through March 15, 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), with opening night set for tonight, February 24th. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Seven Off-Broadway Premieres for the Eugene O'Neill Theater CenterBWW Exclusive: Seven Off-Broadway Premieres for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
by National Theater Institute - Feb 23, 2015

Hailed as the launchpad of the American theater, the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is responsible for developing more than 1,100 new works for the stage. Each summer, the O'Neill is home to a series of national conferences ushering in new voices in playwriting, musical theater, cabaret, puppetry, and criticism. NTI's Theatermakers Summer Intensive provides young artists the opportunity to train alongside these professional conferences and see new American plays before they hit the big stage. Plays developed during summers at the O'Neill now abound off-Broadway, as major New York theaters premiere work from the National Playwrights Conference (NPC). (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for HAND TO GOD on BroadwayRehearsals Now Underway for HAND TO GOD on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The new American play, Hand to God by Robert Askins in his Broadway debut, has now begun rehearsals for its Broadway bow, and leading man/puppet Tyrone has taken to Times Square to check out his new billboard, and wreck a little havoc along the way. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Merritt Wever & More in MCC's THE NETHER!Photo Flash: First Look at Merritt Wever & More in MCC's THE NETHER!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed byAnne Kaufman. Ben Rosenfield, memorably of the final two seasons of 'Boardwalk Empire,' and rising talent Sophia Anne Caruso will take on the roles of Woodnut and Iris, respectively. As previously announced, The Nether will also star 'Nurse Jackie' Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever, New York theater veteran Peter Friedman and Tony Award winner Frank Wood. The Nether continues through March 15, 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), with opening night set for February 24th. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Aasif Mandvi to Host MCC's 2015 MISCAST Gala; Ben Platt, Leslie Odom, Jr. Join LineupAasif Mandvi to Host MCC's 2015 MISCAST Gala; Ben Platt, Leslie Odom, Jr. Join Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

MCC THEATER has announce dthat actor and "Daily Show" regular Aasif Mandvi will serve as emcee for this year's Miscast 2015 Gala, to be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at The Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center (311 West 34th Street). In addition, two performers have been added to the lineup: Ben Platt of "Pitch Perfect" and recently of Broadway's The Book of Mormon; and Leslie Odom Jr. of NBC's "Smash" and currently starring in The Public's smash hit Hamilton as Aaron Burr. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/11/2015 - RASHEEDA, RIVERSIDE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/11/2015 - RASHEEDA, RIVERSIDE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 11, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: RASHEEDA SPEAKING & BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY open off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Works by Matthew Lopez, John Pollono & Noah Haidle Set for MCC Theater's 2015-16 SeasonWorks by Matthew Lopez, John Pollono & Noah Haidle Set for MCC Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced three of its four-show 2015-16 Main Stage Season, which runs August 2015 through June 2016. (more...)

Step Up Productions to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART This SummerStep Up Productions to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Step Up Productions is pleased to conclude its 2014-15 season with Beth Henley's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy CRIMES OF THE HEART directed by Brad Akin, playing May 8 - June 14, 2015 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio One), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Lisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Named Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn PrizeLisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Named Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 12 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. Chosen from over 150 nominated plays, the Finalists are: (more...)

Merritt Wever, Peter Friedman, Frank Wood and More Lead MCC Theater's THE NETHER, Beginning TonightMerritt Wever, Peter Friedman, Frank Wood and More Lead MCC Theater's THE NETHER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman. Ben Rosenfield, memorably of the final two seasons of 'Boardwalk Empire,' and rising talent Sophia Anne Caruso will take on the roles of Woodnut and Iris, respectively. As previously announced, The Nether will also star 'Nurse Jackie' Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever, New York theater veteran Peter Friedman and Tony Award winner Frank Wood. (more...)

Andy Mientus to Bring Villainous Pied Piper Back to THE FLASH?Andy Mientus to Bring Villainous Pied Piper Back to THE FLASH?
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Broadway vet Andy Mientus stopped by PIX11 today, opening up about his role as villainous Pied Piper on The CW's hit super hero drama THE FLASH. (more...)

Andy Mientus Talks the Pied Piper's Fandom, Complexity and More Ahead of THE FLASH DebutAndy Mientus Talks the Pied Piper's Fandom, Complexity and More Ahead of THE FLASH Debut
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Andy Mientus, who currently plays 'Marius' in Les Miserables on Broadway, will make his first appearance in his guest starring role of 'Pied Piper' in CW's THE FLASH tonight, January 27, at 8 p.m. on The CW. The character is described as hearing impaired and the first openly gay villain to be featured on the small or big screen. Mientus just spoke with ComicBook.com about the role, and you can check out highlights from the interview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Cast of Steppenwolf's MARIE ANTOINETTEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Cast of Steppenwolf's MARIE ANTOINETTE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of Marie Antoinette, a modern, witty portrayal of the young queen of France by David Adjmi and directed by Robert O'Hara. The cast features ensemble members Alana Arenas as Marie Antoinette, Tim Hopper as her husband Louis XVI and Alan Wilder as Sheep. Ericka Ratcliff takes on the role of Yolande de Polignac and Mrs. Sauce replacing previously announced ensemble member Ora Jones who had an artistic scheduling conflict. (more...)

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