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Recent Cutbacks' Dinosaur Parody HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS to Stomp Into ChicagoRecent Cutbacks' Dinosaur Parody HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS to Stomp Into Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York-based Recent Cutbacks announces the return of its acclaimed theatrical comedy Hold On To Your Butts, a live, shot-for-shot remake of Jurassic Park performed by just two actors and a foley artist, to Chicago for a limited engagement at Donny's Skybox Theater at The Second City Training Center (230 W. North Ave, 4th Floor) April 20 through 23, 2017. (more...)

Broadway's WAR PAINT Launching Digital Lottery Next WeekBroadway's WAR PAINT Launching Digital Lottery Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical War Paint, which is currently in previews, will add a digital lottery beginning Tuesday, March 28. (more...)

DVR Alert: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt, GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Set for LATE LATE SHOW TonightDVR Alert: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt, GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Set for LATE LATE SHOW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Tonight, March 20, DEAR EVAN HANSEN star Ben Platt and comedian and GROUNDHOG DAY composer/lyricist Tim Minchin are stopping by the LATE LATE SHOW with James Corden.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Jennifer Jasper's PRESSING MATTERS Off-BroadwayCast Announced for Jennifer Jasper's PRESSING MATTERS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Mary J. Davis / MBL Productions will present the World Premiere of Pressing Matters by Jennifer Jasper, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. Pressing Matters will begin performances on Saturday, April 15 and celebrate its opening night on Thursday, April 20 running through May 20, 2017 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Week for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour in ChicagoTickets on Sale This Week for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that single tickets for the upcoming RENT 20th Anniversary Tour engagement in Chicago will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The popular musical will play the Oriental Theatre for a limited one-week engagement from May 9-14, 2017. (more...)

Performance Added to RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at PPACPerformance Added to RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and the producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour have announced that an additional performance of RENT has been added, on Sunday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will be at PPAC April 7 - 9, 2017, with performances on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 & 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 & 6:30 p.m. (more...)

RENT 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR Coming To Boston's Boch Shubert Theatre 4/11-27RENT 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR Coming To Boston's Boch Shubert Theatre 4/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, returns to Boston to play a two week engagement at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre April 11 - 23, 2017. Presented by the Boch Center, tickets are on sale at the Boch Center box office, through www.bochcenter.org  or by calling (866) 348-9738. Press night is set for Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Potter Hit PUFFS Extends Through July at The Elektra TheaterPotter Hit PUFFS Extends Through July at The Elektra Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through July 30, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Spanish Performer Joan Vazquez Brings his Acclaimed Sondheim Show Back to LondonSpanish Performer Joan Vazquez Brings his Acclaimed Sondheim Show Back to London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Spanish performer Joan Vazquez brings back 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' as part of Live at Zedel summer season, after his acclaimed London debut last Fall. (more...)

The Drama League to Honor Bill Berloni and Michael Greif and 83rd Annual Awards Ceremony Set for 5/19The Drama League to Honor Bill Berloni and Michael Greif and 83rd Annual Awards Ceremony Set for 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) will honor two outstanding stage luminaries at this year's 83RD Annual Drama League Awards, set for Friday afternoon, May 19, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

92nd Street Y presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt & Michael Greif in Conversation92nd Street Y presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt & Michael Greif in Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Actor Ben Platt and Tony Award nominated director Michael Greif come to 92Y on Sunday, April 16 for a conversation about their groundbreaking and critically acclaimed show Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

RENT Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Returning to the Road with a Stop at the Orpheum Theatre 6/6-11RENT Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Returning to the Road with a Stop at the Orpheum Theatre 6/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in a production that promises to be as impactful and exciting as the original. RENT is returning to Minneapolis as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season June 6-11 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue., Minneapolis). (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Innocenti & Eleanor J. Todd of PARADE at Keegan TheatreBWW Interview: Michael Innocenti & Eleanor J. Todd of PARADE at Keegan Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 6, 2017

When PARADE opened on Broadway in 1998, it was a historical musical drama based on a true story about anti-semitism and racism in the post Civil-War South. Nearly 20 years later, it has become a stark reminder of times we may not want to return to, but our front pages seem to be repeating. (more...)

Stars of WAR PAINT, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for NYTW's 2017 Gala Honoring Michael GreifStars of WAR PAINT, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for NYTW's 2017 Gala Honoring Michael Greif
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today that the NYTW 2017 Spring Gala will celebrate partnerships with honorees Dartmouth College, whose residency partnership with NYTW spans a quarter of a century; along with longtime NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award-nominated Director Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint), who was an inaugural member of NYTW's 'New Directors Project' in 1984 and rose to prominence with his direction of Machinal at the Public and Rent at NYTW. The Gala will be held on Monday, May 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St., New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Hit Potter Comedy PUFFS Adds Saturday Matinees Off-BroadwayHit Potter Comedy PUFFS Adds Saturday Matinees Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will add a regular weekly Saturday Matinee 3:00 PM performance beginning this weekend - Saturday, March 4 - due to popular demand. The Off-Broadway hit was recently extended through June 25, 2017 at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

New Broadway Musical WAR PAINT Announces General Rush PolicyNew Broadway Musical WAR PAINT Announces General Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical WAR PAINT, which begins previews next Tuesday, March 7, has announced its rush ticket policy. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast & Creatives Talk Show's Inspiring Themes on NBC NewsVIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast & Creatives Talk Show's Inspiring Themes on NBC News
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The cast and creative team of the new Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN were featured on last night's NBC Nightly News. (more...)

Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and MoreOfficial: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Hamlet has been added to the downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. (more...)

BWW Review: This RENT is Spent, and Passion is Not Enough to Pay the Piper at the Artscape ArenaBWW Review: This RENT is Spent, and Passion is Not Enough to Pay the Piper at the Artscape Arena
by David Fick - Feb 22, 2017

David Fick reviews The Stephan Fourie Theatre Company production of RENT at the Artscape Arena, a production filled with passion - but which leaves a great deal to be desired. SPOILER ALERT: There is a spoiler about the plot of RENT in the first paragraph of this review. (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public TheaterDavid Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

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