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Pearl Theatre to Stage First Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years; Cast Announced!Pearl Theatre to Stage First Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company is pleased to present A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. Directed by Tony-nominee Austin Pendleton, the production, running September 6-October 16, marks the first Off-Broadway revival of this landmark play in 35 years. (more...)

'Charlies Angels' Reboot in the Works from PROOF Playwright David Auburn'Charlies Angels' Reboot in the Works from PROOF Playwright David Auburn
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Auburn to pen the screenplay for a big screen reboot of the iconic '70's series CHARLIES ANGELS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Cast of BCP's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Beg. TonightPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Cast of BCP's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse's star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason, begins performances tonight, May 27 ahead of tomorrow night's official opening. STEEL MAGNOLIAS is set to run through June 18.  Check out a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

The Attic Theater Company to Present ON THE VERGE at Walkerspace This SummerThe Attic Theater Company to Present ON THE VERGE at Walkerspace This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Attic Theater Company (Laura Braza, Artistic Director, and Ted Caine, Executive Director) returns to New York City for its annual Off-Broadway summer production. The critically acclaimed company will present Eric Overmyer's comedy ON THE VERGE, directed by Laura Braza.  ON THE VERGE will play a strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street, NYC) beginning Saturday, June 18th through Saturday, July 9th, 2016.  The Press Opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd.  Tickets, priced at $25.00, are on sale now online at http://www.theattictheaterco.com/#!upcoming/c6v5. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the HudsonPhoto Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 20 at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that full casting is set for Bucks County Playhouse's star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. The announcement was made today by producers Robyn Goodman, Alexander Fraser, Josh Fiedler, and Stephen Kocis. (more...)

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 13 at the Hudson Backstage in Hollywood, with low-priced previews beginning May 6. (more...)

Stage Vets to Star in Cherry Lane Theatre's PASS OVERStage Vets to Star in Cherry Lane Theatre's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the third and final production of the company's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2016:  Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER, being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from April 13-23, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors.  Angelina Fiordellisi is Cherry Lane's Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

With a career spanning seventy years in the theatre, Lucille Lortel's life mission was to help nurture emerging innovative playwrights. (more...)

Casting Announced for Cherry Lane's THE CONVENT OF PLEASURE This SpringCasting Announced for Cherry Lane's THE CONVENT OF PLEASURE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the company's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2016, Sarah Einspanier's play THE CONVENT OF PLEASURE, being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from March 23-April 2, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors. (more...)

Michael Korie to Receive Blitzstein Award for Musical TheaterMichael Korie to Receive Blitzstein Award for Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announces that librettist/lyricist Michael Korie will receive the Marc Blitzstein Award for Musical Theater of $10,000. Established in 1965 by friends of the late Academician Marc Blitzstein in his memory, the award is given to a composer, lyricist, or librettist to encourage the creation of works of merit for musical theater and opera. The jurors were John Harbison (chairman), J. D. McClatchy, Shulamit Ran, Augusta Read Thomas, and Yehudi Wyner. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Receive Dramatists Guild of America Awards TodayLin-Manuel Miranda & More Receive Dramatists Guild of America Awards Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The Dramatists Guild of America presents their annual awards at their 2016 meeting today, February 22, at The American Airlines Theatre Penthouse Lobby in New York. (more...)

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 Überblick 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...)

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