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Photo Flash: ELOISE Artist Hilary Knight Poses with Evelyn Rudie and Andrea McArdle at 2 ACROSS OpeningPhoto Flash: ELOISE Artist Hilary Knight Poses with Evelyn Rudie and Andrea McArdle at 2 ACROSS Opening
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

ELOISE creator Hilary Knight caught up with Evelyn Rudie who created the role of ELOISE in 1956 on television's 'Playhouse 90.' It brought her critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination at age six-the first time a child actress was so honored. Evelyn is now the director of the acclaimed off-Broadway hit, 2 ACROSS, which stars Andrea McArdle. Below, check out a picture of Knight, Rudie, and McArdle posing at the 2 ACROSS opening night! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Update - Jerry Mitchell Edging Out Christopher Gattelli!2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Update - Jerry Mitchell Edging Out Christopher Gattelli!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

VIDEO: Pulitzer Finalist Jordan Harrison on Artificial Intelligence and MARJORIE PRIMEVIDEO: Pulitzer Finalist Jordan Harrison on Artificial Intelligence and MARJORIE PRIME
by Michael Dale - Dec 10, 2015

A widow's favorite companion is an artificial intelligence remake of her late husband. (more...)

2Cents Theatre's DEN OF THIEVES Opens in January2Cents Theatre's DEN OF THIEVES Opens in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed productions of the hit musicals Rent and Fugitive Songs is thrilled to present DEN OF THIEVES, written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning author Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Eric Augusztiny. DEN OF THIEVES will preview on Saturday, January 9 at 8pm & Sunday, January 10 at 7pm and will open on Friday, January 15 and run through Sunday, February 7 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

New Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle, Opens TonightNew Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 Across, is currently playing an open-ended engagement at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The production officially opens tonight, December 9, with Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ('Eloise') directing a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Update - John Lloyd Young, John Rubinstein Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Update - John Lloyd Young, John Rubinstein Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Garman and More in THE CHRISTIANS at the TaperPhoto Flash: First Look at Andrew Garman and More in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

THE CHRISTIANS, a new play written by Lucas Hnath, will open at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, December 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. CTG and Playwrights Horizons are presenting performances of the Actors Theatre of Louisville production through January 10, 2016. Previews are currently underway, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lois Smith in Pulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIME Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Lois Smith in Pulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIME Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison(Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). Commissioned byPlaywrights Horizons and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), the play is the third production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. Previews began November 20 at 8PM at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, December 14 and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

Zach Reiner-Harris Joins THE GAY CAMP CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at The DuplexZach Reiner-Harris Joins THE GAY CAMP CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The creators of the hit comedy show GAY CAMP are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled THE GAY CAMP CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Friday, December 11 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman in 2 ACROSS Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman in 2 ACROSS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 Across, began a open-ended engagement on November 14th at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ("Eloise") directs a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. Opening Night is set for Wednesday December 9th. (more...)

Betty Crocker Musical, Marsha Mason-Helmed STEEL MAGNOLIAS and More Set for 2016 at Bucks County PlayhouseBetty Crocker Musical, Marsha Mason-Helmed STEEL MAGNOLIAS and More Set for 2016 at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that the world premiere of a New York-bound musical, a revival of a favorite American comedy and a bio-musical of one of rock n' roll's most influential artists are the first three productions set for Bucks County Playhouse's 2016 theater season. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Update 11/27 - Audra McDonald, Jerry Mitchell and More Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Update 11/27 - Audra McDonald, Jerry Mitchell and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Choir Set for THE CHRISTIANS at Mark Taper Forum This WinterChoir Set for THE CHRISTIANS at Mark Taper Forum This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Center Theatre Group has selected singers from across the greater Los Angeles area to perform as members of the church choir in the West Coast premiere of THE CHRISTIANS written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters. THE CHRISTIANS is presented by CTG and Playwrights Horizons at the Mark Taper Forum, December 2, 2015, through January 10, 2016. The opening is set for December 13. (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers ColonyGoodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsLois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), the play is the third production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. The first preview is tonight, November 20 at 8PM at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, December 14 and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

Confirmed: Kelsey Grammer to Return to FINDING NEVERLAND This January for 7-Week RunConfirmed: Kelsey Grammer to Return to FINDING NEVERLAND This January for 7-Week Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Producers of Finding Neverland are thrilled to announce today the highly anticipated return of Emmy-winner and Tony-nominee Kelsey Grammer to the show for seven-weeks only, from January 19 – February 28.  (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Drew Gehling, Margo Seibert and More Set for Hammond & Gwon's STRING Readings This WeekHeidi Blickenstaff, Drew Gehling, Margo Seibert and More Set for Hammond & Gwon's STRING Readings This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Sarah Hammond and Adam Gwon's STRING will receive readings this week at Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

PTC to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 10/30-11/14PTC to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 10/30-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Outside Mullingar was nominated for a Tony for Best Play during the 2014 season. Playwright John Patrick Shanley won both the Tony and the Pulitzer Prize for his play Doubt (produced at PTC in 2007) and won an Academy Award for his screen play for the film Moonstruck. (more...)

PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD to Premiere Off-Broadway This WinterPHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD to Premiere Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Producers Al Corley ("Dynasty") and Marty Kaplan have announced the world premiere of PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD, conceived and performed by Steven Friedman and directed by David Schweizer, will play a strictly limited 5 week engagement from December 12, 2015 to January 16, 2016 at The Beckett Theater at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

EST's Youngblood Launches UNFILTERED with Brendan Hill's SH*TLOADS OF MONEY TonightEST's Youngblood Launches UNFILTERED with Brendan Hill's SH*TLOADS OF MONEY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Ensemble Studio Theatre and EST's Youngblood are proud to present UNFILTERED 2015-2016, the annual festival series of brand new, full-length plays from emerging playwrights under the age of thirty. This year's Youngblood graduates are also the first beneficiaries of the new exit commission grant, donated this year by Tony-nominated playwright Robert Askins. (more...)

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