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Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby. (more...)

Center Stage's Digital Theater Project MY AMERICA to Screen as Feature Length Film on Fandor, 7/4; Hits IFC Center, 7/9
by Movies News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Center Stage previously announced that its acclaimed digital theater project My America has become a feature length film that will premiere on July 4, 2014, exclusively through streaming service Fandor, followed by a special July 9 screening at the IFC center in New York City. (more...)

Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford & More Join Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne ('Damages,' Bridesmaids, Neighbors) and Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Wicked, 'Masters of Sex'), join previously announced Tony Award and Outer Critics' Circle winner James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Fences, The Great White Hope) and Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) in the show. Byrne, who is making her Broadway debut, will be playing Alice Sycamore and Ashford will play her sister, Essie Sycamore. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dominique Morisseau Receives 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize For Drama
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 19, 2014

Just last night, Columbia University, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and Tony Kushner honored the winners of the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History with a program and reception at Columbia University. The winner of the 2014 Kennedy Prize is Dominique Morisseau for Detroit '67. Morisseau received a cash award of $100,000. The event honoring her work featured remarks by Carlos Alonso, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Tony Kushner, Edward M. Kennedy, Jr., Patrick Kennedy, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, and the winning playwright. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Review: Public's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Back From The Road
by Michael Dale - Dec 09, 2013

The Mobile Shakespeare Unit's spirited production settles at The Public after touring prisons, nursing homes, community centers and juvenile detention centers. (more...)

Public Theater to Begin Previews for Mobile Shakespeare Unit's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

The Public Theater will begin previews for the Mobile Shakespeare Unit's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING on Monday, November 25. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah and featuring choreography by Chase Brock, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING follows a three-week tour, bringing free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. The Shakespeare comedy will run at The Public Theater through Sunday, December 15, with an official press opening on Tuesday, December 3. All tickets are $20. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Public Theater's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING begins performances at The Public Theater on Monday, November 25 and runs through Sunday, December 15 with an official press opening on Tuesday, December 3. The romantic comedy will have just completed a three week tour of prisons, homeless shelters, centers for the elderly, and other community venues throughout the five boroughs prior to its sit down run at The Public. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Public Theater's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING To Tour NYC this November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Continuing its commitment to bringing Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT again this November with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah and featuring choreography by Chase Brock. The three-week mobile tour (November 4-22) will bring free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting prisons, homeless shelters, centers for the elderly, and other community venues, including stops at our Public Works community partner venues: Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn, Fortune Society in Queens and DreamYard Project in the Bronx. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Yale Rep's STREETCAR Driven By the Women Jumps Stanley Off the Track
by Lauren Yarger - Sep 30, 2013

As directed by Mark Rucker and fueled by a strong performance by Sarah Sokolovic as Stella and a fascinating characterization by Rene Augusen that takes Blanche utra deep, this production ends up being more of a study of the relationship between the sisters. Stanley, despite the display of his very finely chiseled abs and physique several times, seems to have fallen off this streetcar. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights - Joe Manganiello, René Augesen and More in Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE!
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2013-14 season with A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed byMark Rucker, September 20-October 12 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, September 26. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Joe Manganiello, René Augesen and More in Highlights of Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2013-14 season with A Streetcar Named Desire byTennessee Williams, directed byMark Rucker, September 20-October 12 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, September 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Joe Manganiello Addresses STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Photo Taker on Twitter
by Molly Tracy - Sep 26, 2013

Last night, Joe Manganiello took to Twitter to address an audience member who was taking pictures during the performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Joe Manganiello, René Augesen and More in Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2013-14 season with A Streetcar Named Desire byTennessee Williams, directed byMark Rucker, September 20-October 12 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, September 26. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek behind the scenes below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joe Manganiello, René Augesen and More in Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2013-14 season with A Streetcar Named Desire byTennessee Williams, directed by Mark Rucker, September 20-October 12 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, September 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Adam O'Byrne, Sarah Sokolovic & More to Join Joe Manganiello in Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE opens its 2013-14 season with A Streetcar Named Desire byTennessee Williams, directed by Mark Rucker, September 20-October 12 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, September 26. (more...)

BWW Flashback: LUCKY GUY, Starring Tom Hanks, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 03, 2013

LUCKY GUY, starring two-time Academy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Tom Hanks in the world premiere production of Nora Ephron's final work, has broken the record three times as the highest grossing play in Broadway history. The show was nominated for six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Play, with Courtney B. Vance winning for Best Featured Actor in a Play, and Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer winning for Best Lighting Design of a Play. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe, LUCKY GUY opened April 1, 2013 at the Broadhurst Theatre, and closes today, July 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld takes you back to LUCKY GUY's beginnings on Broadway below! (more...)

Tom Hanks-Led LUCKY GUY Extends Through July 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2013

LUCKY GUY, starring two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, will extend its run through Today, July 3 only. Lucky Guy, which opened April 1 to critical acclaim at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), is the final work by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Chats LUCKY GUY on 'Letterman'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2013

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Tony nominee Tom Hanks stopped by and told host Letterman how he got juiced up to perform on Broadway's 'Lucky Guy' with a cold. Check out clips from the appearance below! (more...)

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