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Stage Great Ben Vereen Joins the Cast of Fox's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!Stage Great Ben Vereen Joins the Cast of Fox's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Fox's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has found its Dr. Everett Scott. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORSBristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues the 2015-2016 Season with the Neil Simon farce Rumors, running March 22-April 17.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Bruce Graham, Leonard Haas, Eleanor Handley, Valerie Leonard, Sean Thompson, Jo Twiss, Danny Vaccaro, Jessica Wagner, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

THE MOUSETRAP Up Next at McCarter Theatre CenterTHE MOUSETRAP Up Next at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a master class in murder/mystery. Called "The cleverest murder mystery of British theatre" by The Daily Telegraph, the world's longest-running play (currently in its 64rd season on the West End) contains all the trimmings and trappings of the perfect stage thriller. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR EventsHuntington Theatre Company Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

In conjunction with its current production of Milk Like Sugar, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Milk Like Sugar, available at huntingtontheatre.org/milk-like-sugar, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

Salzburg Marionettes Returning to McCarter with Two ShowsSalzburg Marionettes Returning to McCarter with Two Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center continues its 2016 Signature Series with two special events from the Salzburg Marionette Theatre on February 27th and 28th, namely its renowned tellings of Little Red Riding Hood/Peter and the Wolf, and Alice in Wonderland. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office, by phone at 609-258-2787 or online at mccarter.org. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Names New Artistic DirectorLookingglass Theatre Company Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

? Lookingglass Theatre Company announces the election of its newest Artistic Director, Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Stillman has served as Artistic Director of New Work since 2004 and replaces current Artistic Director, Ensemble Member Andrew White. White, who has held the post since 2010, will serve as the company's first Connectivity and Engagement Director. Ensemble Member Philip R. Smith remains on the artistic leadership team in his role as Producing Director. In this spirit of ensemble and collaboration, Lookingglass Ensemble members routinely vote on the position of artistic director every three years. Elections are then ratified by the Lookingglass Board of Directors, and this artistic transition is effective immediately. (more...)

Tim Bond to Join Faculty of University of Washington School of DramaTim Bond to Join Faculty of University of Washington School of Drama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Tim Bond-noted director and educator and current Producing Artistic Director at Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama-has been hired as a full professor at the University of Washington School of Drama. An alumnus of the School of Drama MFA Directing program, Mr. Bond will teach in both the undergraduate curriculum and the MFA directing and acting programs. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater CompanyTimothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Drury Lane Welcomes Director of New WorksDrury Lane Welcomes Director of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Executive Director Kyle DeSantis, Artistic Director William Osetek and Producer Drew DeSantis are proud to announce Laura Stanczyk, a New York-based independent producer and casting director, as the theatre's Director of New Works. In her new consulting role at Drury Lane, Stanczyk seeks out up-and-coming works, ushering in a new era for the theatre. Following in the footsteps of Founder Anthony DeSantis, the Drury Lane Executive Team aims to combine top quality Broadway hits with a commitment to developing new musicals to engage and stimulate the theatre's loyal and discerning audience. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in 'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre and Hartford Stage to Present HAVING OUR SAYLong Wharf Theatre and Hartford Stage to Present HAVING OUR SAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in co-production with Hartford Stage, presents HAVING OUR SAY: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, by Emily Mann, directed by Jade King Carroll, from February through April. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Continue 'On Pointe' Series with Spring Rep PreviewAmerican Repertory Ballet to Continue 'On Pointe' Series with Spring Rep Preview
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 5:15 p.m., American Repertory Ballet (ARB) will host Spring Repertory Preview, an On Pointe event featuring exclusive performances by the professional dancers of American Repertory Ballet, previewing never-before-seen works. (more...)

Riverside Theatre to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 2/16-28Riverside Theatre to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 2/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike playing the Waxlax Stage from February 16 - 28, 2016. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is sponsored by Ray and Sonia McGowan and Riverside Theatre's 2015-2016 Patron Producers Group. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PIANO LESSON at McCarter is a Must-See!BWW Reviews: THE PIANO LESSON at McCarter is a Must-See!
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Jan 20, 2016

Jade King Carroll directs an all-star cast in August Wilson's powerful play at McCarter Theatre. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey, John 'Lypsinka' Epperson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 This WeekKyle Dean Massey, John 'Lypsinka' Epperson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 18-24, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Klea Blackhurst, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 18-24, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Klea Blackhurst, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 17, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: 'Merman's Apprentice' Starring Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette, & More; New Musicals at 54: Big Red Sun by Georgia Stitt and John Jiler; Bobby Conte Thornton at 54 Below; Kyle Dean Massey at 54 Below; and Whistle Down the Wind: In Concert. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of George Brant's MARIE AND ROSETTAAtlantic Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of George Brant's MARIE AND ROSETTA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

?Atlantic Theater Company has to announced the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, directed by Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe, as part of its 2016-2017 season in the fall. (more...)

Myra Carter, Who Starred in Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN, Dies at 86Myra Carter, Who Starred in Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN, Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Myra Carter, winner of the 1994 Drama Desk, Obie, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel Awards for her acclaimed performance in Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN, passed away on Saturday, January 9th, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Myra was a long time resident of New York City's West Village. She was 86 years old. (more...)

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