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Casting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High SchoolCasting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High School
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Pocket Universe will present a new, all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia on Broadway, Middle of the Night) as Brutus, Dea Julien (West Side Story 1st Nat'l Tour, Blueprint Specials) as Julius Caesar, Violeta Picayo (BEDLAM's Sense & Sensibility, RadioBABEL) as Mark Antony, Madeline Wolf (Fun Home on Broadway, Normativity) as Cassius, Miranda Cornell (Alter Ego, #Blessed) as Casca, and Amie Tedesco (Lemon Sky, Any Day Now) as Lucius. All other roles will be played by members of the company. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of THE WHIRLIGIGPhoto Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of THE WHIRLIGIG
by Walter McBride - May 22, 2017

 The New Group presents the world premiere production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVERPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage ICOST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), begins performances tonight, Tuesday May 16, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Shirine Babb, Alyssa Bresnahan, and Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYNShirine Babb, Alyssa Bresnahan, and Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced the full company for Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: THE LITTLE FOXES' Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Prove Two Is Better Than OneTony Awards Close-Up: THE LITTLE FOXES' Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Prove Two Is Better Than One
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2017

In this production of THE LITTLE FOXES, actresses Laura Linney Cynthia Nixon alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie in Lillian Hellman's legendary play about greed and ambition. Both are nominated for a Tony Award, Cynthia for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and Laura for Best Actress in a Play. Below, watch as they describe what it's like working with acclaimed director Daniel Sullivan and what it feels like to be nominated for a Tony together!  (more...)

THE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New GroupTHE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for the company's world premiere production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells.  (more...)

Photo: GREAT COMET's Lucas Steele Enjoys Visit from High School Chorus Teacher & StudentsPhoto: GREAT COMET's Lucas Steele Enjoys Visit from High School Chorus Teacher & Students
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Last week, Lucas Steele's Wyalusing, PA high school chorus teacher, Carol Madill brought over 100 students from the school's current chorus to see him perform in the hit Broadway musical NATASHA PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Ted Allen Hosts Food Network's CHOPPED JUNIOR: CHAMPIONS, Premiering 5/30Ted Allen Hosts Food Network's CHOPPED JUNIOR: CHAMPIONS, Premiering 5/30
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

Sixteen former Chopped Junior winners return to prove that they have what it takes to beat the odds and be victorious in CHOPPED JUNIOR: CHAMPIONS , premiering Tuesday, May 30th at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage -  Joe's Pub-Bound John EppersonBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Joe's Pub-Bound John Epperson
by Ken Fallin - May 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring John Epperson. (more...)

Interactive Romp 3/FIFTHS Transforms 3LD Into Dystopian Theme Park TonightInteractive Romp 3/FIFTHS Transforms 3LD Into Dystopian Theme Park Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Opening tonight at 3-Legged Dog is the world premiere of 3/Fifths, conceived and written by James Scruggs, with direction and dramaturgy by Tamilla Woodard and Kareem Fahmy, and choreographed by Andre M. Zachery. 3/Fifths, an interactive romp through the minefields of racism in the US, turns 3LD Art and Technology Center into SupremacyLand, a dystopian theme park that puts white privilege on display. (more...)

SERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING, Meaghan Burke, THE MEETING* and More Coming Up at Joe's PubSERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING, Meaghan Burke, THE MEETING* and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup of nightly performances, May 10-21, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces 2017 PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Creative TeamPlanet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces 2017 PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

'This is an excellent season of plays,' Glory Kadigan, founder and curator of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, said, remarking about this year's plays and playwrights, and now, the creative team. 'I'm so proud of the activist artists involved with Planet Connections for continuing to connect with audiences in so many creative ways while drawing attention to organizations who are on the front lines of this important work.' (more...)

OSLO Big Winner at the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards, Full List!OSLO Big Winner at the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards, Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

The Lortel Awards will be presented tonight, May 7, 2017 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. This year's event will be hosted by actor and comedian, Taran Killam, and will once again serve as a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Announces Free Ticket Program for Veterans to Christina Masciotti's RAW BACON FROM POLANDAbrons Arts Center Announces Free Ticket Program for Veterans to Christina Masciotti's RAW BACON FROM POLAND
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

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THE WHIRLIGIG Begins Previews Tonight at The New GroupTHE WHIRLIGIG Begins Previews Tonight at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The New Group proudly presents Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells, in a world premiere production directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

CMT Unveils Biggest Summer Programming Slate to DateCMT Unveils Biggest Summer Programming Slate to Date
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2017

CMT today unveiled its forthcoming summer programming slate that includes a mix of hit originals and music specials. (more...)

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Summer 2017 LineupBRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Summer 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce the lineup and sponsors for the 39th annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, which returns this year with 31 performances, June 7 - August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn's eclecticism and diversity, will feature a wide array of free, world-class performances at the beautiful Prospect Park Bandshell. (more...)

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