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SHOWING ROOTS, with Maggie Grace and Uzo Aduba, Will be Screened at the Brooklyn School of Music and TheaterSHOWING ROOTS, with Maggie Grace and Uzo Aduba, Will be Screened at the Brooklyn School of Music and Theater
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 24, 2016

Through a unique partnership with the Roundabout Theater Company's Education Department and with the generous cooperation of Lifetime, the Lifetime network cut of the film Showing Rootsdirected by Michael Wilson will be screened at  the Brooklyn School of Music and Theater (883 Classon Ave, Brooklyn) at 1pm on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION Pits Families Against Political AgendasBWW Review: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION Pits Families Against Political Agendas
by Shari Barrett - May 23, 2016

How often have you disagreed with your parents or siblings about their political views? Certainly in this election year with such polarized candidates running for the highest office, it does not take much to understand how political beliefs can split families and friends apart. The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics in now center stage at the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through June 4. Starring Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King in a new production directed by Michael Wilson. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

BWW Interviews: BETTY BUCKLEYBWW Interviews: BETTY BUCKLEY
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 5, 2016

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THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, ARRABAL & More Included in The A.R.T.'s 2016-17 SeasonTHE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, ARRABAL & More Included in The A.R.T.'s 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, announces its 2016/17 Season, including:  (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the GeffenArnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of MTC's THE FATHERPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of MTC's THE FATHER
by Walter McBride - Apr 15, 2016

THE FATHER, a new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage), opened just last night, April 14, 2016 on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The WallisChristine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Signature's INCIDENT AT VICHY to Continue Season 2 of THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UP SeriesSignature's INCIDENT AT VICHY to Continue Season 2 of THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UP Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area non-profit Off-Broadway theaters -- will present Pulitzer Prize-winner Arthur Miller's play INCIDENT AT VICHY in an acclaimed production from Signature Theatre, captured live on-stage, in THIRTEEN's trademark 'up-close' style. (more...)

Alison Fraser, Frank Wood & More to Take Part in SIGNATURE PLAYS Series Off-BroadwayAlison Fraser, Frank Wood & More to Take Part in SIGNATURE PLAYS Series Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for Signature Plays, which revisits the work of three Legacy playwrights with Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (A.R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn), this trio of plays, all produced during their author's original Playwright-in-Residence season and presented together for the first time, celebrates Signature's rich and diverse history over the past quarter century. (more...)

Photo Flash: AVENUE Q Celebrates World Puppetry Day in Times SquarePhoto Flash: AVENUE Q Celebrates World Puppetry Day in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

AVENUE Q - the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that features a cast comprised of people and puppets - celebrated WORLD PUPPETRY DAY today, Monday, March 21 at 8:30 a.m. with an unprecedented large gathering of professional and amateur puppeteers and their puppets in Times Square on the Red Steps at 47th St. and Broadway. Included in the bunch were two Donald Trumps who faced off against a Bernie Sanders puppet - check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Horton Foote's 100th Birthday!Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Horton Foote's 100th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 15, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 SeasonClaudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Master Class Series with THE STORY WORKSHOP, a three-day intensive workshop with award-winning  writer and actor James Lecesne, whose work includes the Off-Broadway hits The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey and Word of Mouth. The master class is set for March 18-20 at Abingdon Theatre Company (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

'VIRGINIA WOOLF,' RAGTIME & More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2016-17 Season'VIRGINIA WOOLF,' RAGTIME & More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the Ford's Theatre 2016-2017 season will begin with the new musical Come From Away directed by Christopher Ashley. Productions include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by Aaron Posner and featuring Holly Twyford as Martha; the musical Ragtime, directed by Peter Flynn and featuring an all-local cast including Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Olivera and Nova Y. Payton; and the 35th-annual production of Washington's holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol. Political comedian Mark Russell will return for a one-night-only performance during the height of election season. (more...)

Roundabout's 5th Annual Underground Reading Series to Feature New Works by Alexander Gemignani & MoreRoundabout's 5th Annual Underground Reading Series to Feature New Works by Alexander Gemignani & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has confirmed the lineup for its fifth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series this morning, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists, as well as curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. The Reading Series will feature new works by Ben Steinfeld, Alexander Gemignani, Jireh Breon Holder, Sylvia Khoury, Martin Zimmerman and Jessica Moss. (more...)

SHOWING ROOTS, with Cicely Tyson, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth McGovern and More, Wins 'Best Narrative Film' in the BahamasSHOWING ROOTS, with Cicely Tyson, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth McGovern and More, Wins 'Best Narrative Film' in the Bahamas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

SHOWING ROOTS, a film written by Susan Batten and directed by Michael Wilson, starring stage and screen vets Cicely Tyson, Maggie Grace, Uzo Aduba and Elizabeth McGovern won the Spirit of Freedom Best Narrative Film Award at the 12th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival on Saturday, December 12. (more...)

Signature's INCIDENT AT VICHY and NIGHT IS A ROOM to Play Final Performances This WeekSignature's INCIDENT AT VICHY and NIGHT IS A ROOM to Play Final Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The Signature Theatre productions of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy, directed by Michael Wilson, and Naomi Wallace's Night is a Room, directed by Bill Rauch, will both play their final performances this Sunday, December 20 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The twice-extended Incident at Vichy was named to Time Magazine's Top 10 Plays/Musicals of the Year, while Night is a Room, also extended, was called an "audacious jaw-dropper" by The New York Times. (more...)

Raven Theatre Announces Cast of William Inge's A LOSS OF ROSESRaven Theatre Announces Cast of William Inge's A LOSS OF ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for A Loss of Roses, the infrequently produced drama by William Inge that premiered on Broadway in 1959 and launched the career of a young Warren Beatty. Raven's production will be the play's first professional staging in the Chicago area since early 1999. The Raven production will run on the company's West Stage from February 17 to April 2, 2016 under the direction of Raven Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle. (more...)

Raven Theatre Sets THE OLD FRIENDS CastRaven Theatre Sets THE OLD FRIENDS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for The Old Friends by Horton Foote. Raven's production will be the play's second since its World Premiere staging in fall 2013 by New York's Signature Theatre Company. That production was subsequently remounted in 2014 at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas. The Raven production will run on the company's East Stage from January 27 to March 26, 2016 under Menendian's direction. (more...)

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