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Project Shaw Presents GENEVA at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia TheatreProject Shaw Presents GENEVA at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season when it presents its 114th concert presentation with George Bernard Shaw's GENEVA on Monday, June 20 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This WeekendTHEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

An all-new edition of THEATER TALK shines the spotlight on Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, nominated for 10 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) at the Music Box Theatre - librettist/director George C. Wolfe (nominated for Best Book and Best Director of a Musical), Adrienne Warren (nominated as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in dual roles as Gertrude Saunders and Florence Mills) and Brandon Victor Dixon (nominated as Best Featured Actor in a Musical as composer Eubie Blake).   (more...)

Bucks County Farmhouse Where Oscar Hammerstein Mentored Stephen Sondheim For SaleBucks County Farmhouse Where Oscar Hammerstein Mentored Stephen Sondheim For Sale
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

The future of the home where classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals were written is in question. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels This WeekendTHEATER TALK Welcomes BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The new edition of THEATER TALK presents an interview with actor Jeff Daniels, now appearing opposite Michelle Williams in the revival of David Harrower's gripping play, Blackbird, on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. (more...)

Natascia Diaz Will Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 15Natascia Diaz Will Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Every Little Step star and multiple Helen Hayes Award winner Natascia Diaz in her New York City solo debut on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 pm, following her acclaimed and nominated performance as Anita in Signature Theatre's sold out run of West Side Story in Washington DC. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome Gayle King, Michael Riedel & More for Series of Talkbacks Next WeekTHE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome Gayle King, Michael Riedel & More for Series of Talkbacks Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE will be hosting a special talk back series with cast members following four select performances, Tuesday, May 17 through Thursday, May 19. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Celebrate Broadway's THE CRUCIBLE This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Celebrate Broadway's THE CRUCIBLE This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

The newest edition of THEATER TALK features the director and two cast members of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated Best Revival Of A Play now at the Walter Kerr Theatre - director Ivo Van Hove, Ben Whishaw, and Sophie Okonedo (also Tony-nominated as Best Actress in a Leading Role). The revival received a total of 4 Tony nominations. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

In The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future, Matt Windman, theater critic of the newspaper amNewYork, interviews dozens of other theater critics about their backgrounds, how they go about evaluating different kinds of shows, and the enormous challenges that threaten the future of professional theater criticism. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Spotlight Tony Nominated THE HUMANS This FridayTHEATER TALK to Spotlight Tony Nominated THE HUMANS This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The newest edition of THEATER TALK spotlights the acclaimed new American play, THE HUMANS by Stephen Karam, which has just been nominated for six Tony Awards, including one for Best Play. (more...)

Getting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award NominationGetting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award Nomination
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

Hard to believe, but it's been four years since we sat down with Jeremy Benton, whom we've since referred to as Broadway's Best Tap Dancer every chance we've had, and now it seems as that title has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Just yesterday, Benton - a native of Springfield, Tennessee - was honored with a nomination for a Fred and Adele Astaire Award in the category for best off-Broadway male dancer, heralding his critically acclaimed role in Cagney, the Musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award Nominations!Photo Coverage: Inside the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award Nominations!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 3, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced just yesterday at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. CLICK HERE for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced today at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/2/2016 - New York Pops Gala, August Wilson Monologues & More!Broadway AM Report, 5/2/2016 - New York Pops Gala, August Wilson Monologues & More!
by Jessica Khan - May 2, 2016

Today's big news: Broadway's best gather for tonight's 2016 New York Pops Gala, this year's August Wilson Monologue Competition is this evening, and the cast of WAITRESS hits the recording studio, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Michael Riedel's RAZZLE DAZZLE Wins $10,000 MARFIELD PRIZE National Award for Arts WritingMichael Riedel's RAZZLE DAZZLE Wins $10,000 MARFIELD PRIZE National Award for Arts Writing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

The Arts Club of Washington has just announced that the winner of the tenth annual Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing, is Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway by Michael Riedel. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes Frank Langella Back This WeekendTHEATER TALK Welcomes Frank Langella Back This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Favorite guest Frank Langella returns to THEATER TALK to discuss his spellbinding, critically acclaimed performance as André, a man in the early-to-mid-stages of dementia, in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Florian Zeller's The Father, directed by Doug Hughes.  Revealing that he's “never been so frightened of a part…we're all frightened of this; it terrifies; there's no way back from this disease,” he also tells co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins that his brother is in the early stages of the disorder. (more...)

Could David Bowie & Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Soon Land in London?Could David Bowie & Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Soon Land in London?
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 26, 2016

Could David Bowie and Enda Walsh's divisive new musical LAZARUS, which premiered last year Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, soon land in London? (more...)

THEATER TALK to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death This WeekTHEATER TALK to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death This Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro returns to THEATER TALK for a timely Shakespeare 400th Death-Day Anniversary Special, culled from two previous Shapiro appearances on the series and merged to celebrate Shakespeare's 452nd birthday next week and acknowledge the 400th anniversary of his death on April 23, 1616. Shapiro discusses two of his books in separate segments, Shakespeare in America – An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (with Shapiro as Editor, published by the Library of America) and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (published by Simon and Schuster). (more...)

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Wraps Residency at The TriadPhoto Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Wraps Residency at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Sunday night's performance of Villain: DeBlanks SPACE HOLE! closed out the comedy-benefit's monthly run at The Triad NYC. Produced by Tony-nominee Brenda Braxton, who also starred in the latest performance, Villain: DeBlanks has been a genuine fan-favorite, offering audiences the chance to meet & mingle with the all-star casts while also providing them ridiculous words to add to the show's unpredictability. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira & Liesl Tommy This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira & Liesl Tommy This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK presents playwright Danai Gurira, actress Lupita Nyong'o and director Liesl Tommy discussing their collaboration on Eclipsed, Gurira's powerful drama about young women kidnapped and used as 'wives' by warlords in the Liberian civil war. The play explores the women's strategies to survive and their struggle to find a way out of their situation for all the women in their country. (more...)

BWW Review: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS SPACE HOLE! Has Audiences Laughing to the Moon and BackBWW Review: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS SPACE HOLE! Has Audiences Laughing to the Moon and Back
by David Clarke - Apr 6, 2016

On Sunday, Billy Mitchell's Villain: DeBlanks ended a triumphant six-month run at New York City's The Triad. The all-star cast, led by producer Brenda Braxton, brought the house down with Mitchell's latest script, Space Hole!. (more...)

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