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Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

IF/THEN To Launch National Tour in DenverIF/THEN To Launch National Tour in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Just days after we revealed that IF/THEN was set for the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles from December 8, 2015 to January 3, 2016, we can now report that it's official -- the show is going on tour! This morning, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts announced that the National Tour of IF/THEN, will launch in Denver in October 2015. Performances at The Buell Theatre begin October 13 and run through October 25. IF/THEN is part of the 2015/2016 Broadway season. (more...)

Sing Karaoke for Charity with Carson Kressley on 2/12Sing Karaoke for Charity with Carson Kressley on 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

On Thursday, February 12, Emmy Award-winning Television Star and uber personality, CARSON KRESSLEY, will host KARAOKE NIGHTS, ADRLF's second ever KARAOKE showdown and star-studded BENEFIT to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and liver cancer which took our beloved friend, Al D. Rodriguez just six weeks after being blind-sided with the almost unbelievable diagnosis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Fairytale Opening- INTO THE WOODS Takes First Off-Broadway Bows!Photo Coverage: A Fairytale Opening- INTO THE WOODS Takes First Off-Broadway Bows!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 23, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's Tony Award-winning Into the Woods. Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, this production premiered in May 2013 at the McCarter Theatre in association with the Fiasco Theater. Into the Woods officially opened last night, January 22, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement thru March 22, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside opening night below! (more...)

Jason Gotay, Ephie Aardema & More to Lead Private Reading of Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLINGJason Gotay, Ephie Aardema & More to Lead Private Reading of Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

A private reading of Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLING, a dark sexy re-telling of Peter Pan, is set for January 21st at the Pearl Studios in New York City. (more...)

Leigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City CenterLeigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

IF/THEN Cancels Performances 1/27-2/1IF/THEN Cancels Performances 1/27-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

IF/THEN has just announced that it will have no performances January 27 - February 1 to accommodate Idina Menzel's rehearsal and travel schedule for her performance of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1. Performances will resume on Tuesday, February 3. Ticket holders for performances January 27 - February 1 will be rescheduled into another performance. The musical will play its final performance on Sunday, March 22, following 29 previews and 401 performances. (more...)

Idina Menzel Comments on Performing National Anthem at SUPER BOWL: 'I Am Humbled and Honored'Idina Menzel Comments on Performing National Anthem at SUPER BOWL: 'I Am Humbled and Honored'
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

This morning, Menzel took to Instagram to share her excitement over her upcoming performance (more...)

Breaking News: IF/THEN Will Play Final Broadway Performance on March 22, 2015Breaking News: IF/THEN Will Play Final Broadway Performance on March 22, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

IF/THEN, which was named the "Best Musical of the Year" by New York Magazine, will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, March 22 at 3:00pm. Upon closing, the musical will have played 29 previews and 401 performances. To purchase tickets for all remaining performances, please visit ifthenthemusical.com or Ticketmaster.com or call 877-250-2929. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at The PIT's Theatrical Comedy, HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTSSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at The PIT's Theatrical Comedy, HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2015

After being named one of the “Ten Best Comedy Shows of 2014” byTime Out New York, The PIT is proud to announce the return of acclaimed theatrical comedy Hold On To Your Butts, a LIVE shot-for-shot remake of the greatest epic dinosaur movie of all time, performed by just two actors and a foley artist. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Honored with Surprise 'Defying Gravity/Let It Go' Mashup at Billboard Women in Music AwardsSTAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Honored with Surprise 'Defying Gravity/Let It Go' Mashup at Billboard Women in Music Awards
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2014

Idina Menzel was among the honorees at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Awards, handed out yesterday, Dec. 12 in New York City. The IF/THEN star was honored with the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award, a brand new honor added to the ceremony now in its ninth year - in addition, Menzel honored by members of A BroaderWay Choir, who sang a 'Defying Gravity/Let it Go,' mashup. Check out their performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Sings 'Do You Hear What I Hear?' on LIVEVIDEO: Idina Menzel Sings 'Do You Hear What I Hear?' on LIVE
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to perform the holiday classic 'Do You Hear What I Hear?'. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks Singing at Weddings & Bar Mitzvahs on Today's LIVEVIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks Singing at Weddings & Bar Mitzvahs on Today's LIVE
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to chat about how she sang at bar mitzvahs and weddings in the beginning of career (more...)

Signature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO Enters Final Week Off-BroadwaySignature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO Enters Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Signature Theatre's world premiere of Katori Hall's Our Lady of Kibeho, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, will play its final eight performances this week through Sunday, December 14th only. The production opened to critical acclaim on Sunday, November 16 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

BWW Reviews:  OUR LADY OF KIBEHO Tells of a Holy Prelude to TragedyBWW Reviews: OUR LADY OF KIBEHO Tells of a Holy Prelude to Tragedy
by Michael Dale - Dec 2, 2014

Kateri Hall's drama dares the audience to accept a miracle. (more...)

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment to Bring RENT to Cuba; Andy Senor, Jr. to DirectNederlander Worldwide Entertainment to Bring RENT to Cuba; Andy Senor, Jr. to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

According to The New York Times, the Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment has announced it will bring Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical to Havana next month. Directed by Andy Senor, Jr., who starred in RENT on Broadway, the show is slated to open on Christmas Eve at Bertolt Brecht Theater for an expected three month run. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 15-21THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 15-21
by Louisa Brady - Nov 21, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include Christine Andreas's return to 54 Below, opening nights of SIDE SHOW, A DELICATE BALANCE, and THE RIVER, Aaron Tveit in ASSASSINS, and more! (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning TonightTonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, running tonight, November 21, through December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). (more...)

Signature Theatre Extends OUR LADY OF KIBEHOSignature Theatre Extends OUR LADY OF KIBEHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced a one-week extension for the World Premiere of OUR LADY OF KIBEHO by Katori Hall, directed by Michael Greif. The production will now play through Sunday, December 14, 2014. The production opened to critical acclaim on Sunday, November 16 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHOPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 17, 2014

Katori Hall's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO is directed by Michael Greif. OUR LADY OF KIBEHO began performances on October 28 and opened last night, November 16 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

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