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Writers Guild Initiative Reveals 2016 Collyer Fellowship in Screenwriting RecipientWriters Guild Initiative Reveals 2016 Collyer Fellowship in Screenwriting Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The Writers Guild Initiative (WGI) has named Bo Shim of New York University as recipient of its 2016 Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting. (more...)

PTC to Stage AN INSPECTOR CALLSPTC to Stage AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley, February 19 - March 5, 2016. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz & More to Receive Dramatists Guild of America AwardsLin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz & More to Receive Dramatists Guild of America Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at their annual meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016, at The American Airlines Theatre Penthouse Lobby in New York. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary GalaSecond Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's 37th†Anniversary Gala celebration will honor Producer†DAVID STONE,†celebrating his ongoing 12 year relationship with the Off-Broadway Company.† The evening's Honorary Chair is†James M. Nederlander†and the Co-Chairs are†Marc Platt, Patrick Catullo,†and†Nancy Coyne.† The gala evening, which will be directed by†James Lapine,†will be held on†Monday, May 2, 2016†at Cipriani 42nd†Street.† The evening's entertainment, which will feature stars who have appeared in Stone's productions over the years, will be announced at a later date.† This is the first time Second Stage's annual gala will be honoring a Broadway producer. (more...)

Mary Poppins bis Hamilton - Neue Cast Recordings in 2015Mary Poppins bis Hamilton - Neue Cast Recordings in 2015
by Iris Moebius - Jan 11, 2016

Wir haben hier einen ‹berblick uber Neuerscheinungen aus dem letzten Jahr zusammengestellt. Bei den Broadway - und West End CDs haben wir uns auf diejenigen beschrankt, die in Deutschland uber amazon oder iTunes verfugbar sind, was leider nicht immer der Fall ist (auch wenn fast alle neuen Produktionen auf CD verewigt werden). (more...)

2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman, Adds Wednesday Matinees2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman, Adds Wednesday Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

A new batch of tickets are now on sale for the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 ACROSS,†which 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.†Tickets are now on sale through March 20th.†Wednesday Matinees at 2pm have also been added to accommodate the demand. (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces Playwright Pairings for MENTOR PROJECT 2016Cherry Lane Theatre Announces Playwright Pairings for MENTOR PROJECT 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

MENTOR PROJECT - the Cherry Lane Theatre's Obie-winning program for new playwrights - will mark another milestone this year when three emerging writers are mentored by three previous Mentored Playwrights from the program's early years, with fully-staged productions presented by Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St. in NYC) from February 24 to April 23, 2016 it has been announced by the theater's Producing Artistic Director, Angelina Fiordellisi. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre Sets 2016 SeasonLittle Fish Theatre Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Little Fish Theatre today announced the eleven productions which will comprise the company's 2016 Season. (more...)

Paul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Gets Sold-Out Reading Tonight at American Repertory TheaterPaul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Gets Sold-Out Reading Tonight at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, presents†a reading of TRANS SCRIPTS, a groundbreaking new play about transgender identity, written by Paul Lucas, and directed by Jo Bonney, at OBERON tonight, November 23 at 7:30PM. (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...)

Piper Perabo Leads John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, Opening Tonight at MCC TheaterPiper Perabo Leads John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, Opening Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of John Pollono's LOST GIRLS. The production is directed by Jo Bonney who last collaborated with playwright John Pollono on MCC's critically acclaimed production of Small Engine Repair. LOST GIRLS opens tonight, November 9.†It is scheduled through November 29, 2015. (more...)

Billy Crudup, Gaby Hoffman, Marin Ireland Join PS122's 100 MONOLOGUESBilly Crudup, Gaby Hoffman, Marin Ireland Join PS122's 100 MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

On November 16 & 17, Performance Space 122 (PS122) is presenting two special nights of Eric Bogosian's 100 Monologues series to benefit PS122's move next year back into their home in the East Village. (more...)

Paul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Sells Out at American Repertory TheaterPaul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Sells Out at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University,†under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, will present a reading of†TRANS SCRIPTS,†a groundbreaking new play about transgender identity, written by†Paul Lucas, and directed by†Jo Bonney, at OBERON on Monday, November 23 at 7:30PM.† (more...)

THE GOOD ADOPTEE Sets Third Performance at United SoloTHE GOOD ADOPTEE Sets Third Performance at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Award-winning playwright, Suzanne Bachner returns to the United Solo Festival with the World Premiere of her new show The Good Adoptee. The solo show performed by Anna Bridgforth who has collaborated with Suzanne on numerous shows including We Call Her Benny, which premiered at the First-ever FRIGID New York Festival and later enjoyed a successful run at the Michael Weller Theatre. Suzanne Bachner directs The Good Adoptee. After selling out the first two performances, a third date has been added on Saturday, November 21st at 4:00 pm. In addition to The Good Adoptee, Suzanne is also directing and developing Bob Brader's solo show, Smoker which premiered at the United Solo Theatre Festival on October 16th. A second show of Smoker was added on Tuesday, November 17th at 9:00 pm after the first performance sold-out. (more...)

BWW Review: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Original Broadway Cast RecordingBWW Review: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Original Broadway Cast Recording
by Jenny Ell - Oct 29, 2015

It may have lasted a mere six weeks on Broadway earlier this year but Doctor Zhivago is not a brand new production, having originally debuted in California in 2006. Then followed an Australian touring production in 2011, Seoul in 2012 and the show had its Scandinavian premiere in 2014. Regrettably after failing to be nominated for any Tony Awards and a slump in ticket sales, the New York production did not last as long as hoped. This is not, however, a testament of its quality. (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman to Lead New Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSSAndrea McArdle & Kip Gilman to Lead New Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 Across, will begin a open-ended engagement on Saturday 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 December 9th. (more...)

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