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Bobby Cannavale, Ethan Hawke, Wallace Shawn & More to Reunite in The New Group's HURLYBURLY Benefit Reading Next MonthBobby Cannavale, Ethan Hawke, Wallace Shawn & More to Reunite in The New Group's HURLYBURLY Benefit Reading Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The New Group announces a one-night-only benefit reading of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, reuniting director Scott Elliott and original cast members from the company's critically-acclaimed 2005 hit revival: Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn, with additional casting to be announced. This special event within The New Group's current 20th Anniversary Season takes place Sunday, April 26 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Off-BroadwayFull Cast Announced for Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. This production will feature Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Zegen, and as previously announced, Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar. (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE Extends Through April 26 at The Road Theatre CompanyTHE OTHER PLACE Extends Through April 26 at The Road Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the second show of its 2014-2015 season, the critically-acclaimed (LA Times' CRITICS CHOICE!) Los Angeles Premiere of THE OTHER PLACE, written by Sharr White and directed by Andre Barron and starring Sam Anderson, Taylor Gilbert, Dirk Etchison and Danielle Stephens is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, APRIL 26 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF, JUNIE B. JONES and More Set for Paper Mill Playhouse's Spring 2015 Children's Theater SeriesTHE LIGHTNING THIEF, JUNIE B. JONES and More Set for Paper Mill Playhouse's Spring 2015 Children's Theater Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced its Children's Theater programming for Spring 2015. The Children's Theater Series hosts charming, delightful and educational performances filled with audience participation and adventure. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of THE WAY WEST to Begin 4/16 at Marin TheatreWest Coast Premiere of THE WAY WEST to Begin 4/16 at Marin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with the West Coast premiere of Mona Manour's The Way West, winner of the company's 2013 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize. (more...)

INDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 SeasonINDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre announces its 2015-16 Season, which will include three world premieres and two classics. (more...)

Discovery Channel to Premiere New Season of NAKED AND AFRAID, 4/19Discovery Channel to Premiere New Season of NAKED AND AFRAID, 4/19
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

There have been many copycats, but nothing ever comes close to the original. Discovery's hit survival series NAKED AND AFRAID returns for a new season with new exotic locations and a brand new group of extreme survivalists on Sunday, April 19th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Tony Nominee Marin Ireland Leads Jessica Chastain and More in Campaign Against Sexual Harassment in the TheatreTony Nominee Marin Ireland Leads Jessica Chastain and More in Campaign Against Sexual Harassment in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Marin Ireland has decided to let her voice be heard. And many prominent actors are behind her all the way. (more...)

EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, embarking on a 16 week national tour and making its Scottish debut at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 10 until Saturday 15 August 2015. (more...)

BAM to Present Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Next WeekendBAM to Present Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Daniel Beaty gives a tour-de-force performance, playing up to 40 characters in The Tallest Tree in the Forest, a solo play, which he also wrote. It tells the life story of Paul Robeson, a towering figure among our nation's prominent African-Americans. Renowned director Moises Kaufman returns to BAM (The Laramie Project, 2013 Winter/Spring) to direct this show which has delighted and enlightened audiences from Kansas City, to LA, La Jolla, and Washington, DC. The show runs Mar 22-29, 2015. (more...)

Papa Weeze to Debut with ABOUT SEX, 3/20-21Papa Weeze to Debut with ABOUT SEX, 3/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

There is no shortage of quality theatre companies in Southeast Michigan, but unlike other metro areas the success of "arts collectives" - marrying the spontaneity of theatre, cabaret, and improv with the abstract joys of movement and dance as well as the crafts of design, fashion and visual arts - has been more hit-or-miss. (more...)

EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, which was part of Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season, directed by Sam Yates, on a 16 week National Tour from 11 June 2015, commencing at Theatre Royal, Brighton. East is East is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

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THE SING-OFF LIVE! Tour Coming to Santa Rosa, 4/9THE SING-OFF LIVE! Tour Coming to Santa Rosa, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (50 Mark Spring Road in Santa Rosa) welcomes a one-night-only performance of The Sing-Off Live! Tour on Thursday April 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm. The Sing-Off, NBC's number one rated a cappella music competition is on a 55-city national tour. Tickets for The Sing-Off Live! Tour are $45 and $35, and are on sale now. They may be purchased online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by phone at 707.546.3600, and in person at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary GalaPhoto Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 10, 2015

Just last night, he New Group just honored Founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and celebrated its 20th Anniversary season. Scott Elliott is an award-winning stage director, filmmaker and the founding Artistic Director of The New Group, where he recently directed the critically acclaimed revival of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones. At The New Group, he has directed world premieres by Thomas Bradshaw, Ayub Khan Din, Francine Volpe, Erika Sheffer and Tommy Nohilly; and the world premiere of the 2010 musical The Kid (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for Outstanding Musical). Other credits include The New Group's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Cynthia Nixon; David Rabe's Hurlyburly; and numerous collaborations with Ayub Khan Din, Wallace Shawn and Mike Leigh. Broadway credits include Present Laughter, Barefoot in the Park, The Threepenny Opera, The Women and Three Sisters. This spring at The New Group, he directs the world premiere of The Spoils, written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the gala below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Priscilla Lopez of PIPPINBWW Interviews: Priscilla Lopez of PIPPIN
by Cara Richardson - Mar 10, 2015

From Broadway to television to film, Priscilla Lopez has conquered it all. This week she comes to Nashville with the touring production of Pippin, which she performed in both the recent revival on Broadway, as well as in the original Broadway production of the show. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/9/2015 - BROADWAY BACKWARDS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/9/2015 - BROADWAY BACKWARDS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 9, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BC/EFA hosts BROADWAY BACKWARDS tonight! (more...)

Bobby Cannavale and Natasha Lyonne Host The New Group's 2015 Gala TonightBobby Cannavale and Natasha Lyonne Host The New Group's 2015 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The New Group hosts its 20th Anniversary gala tonight, March 9, 2015, celebrating Scott Elliott and hosted by Bobby Cannavale and Natasha Lyonne. (more...)

Works by Alex Lewin, Cusi Cram and Mona Mansour Set for Labyrinth Theater's 2015 Barn Series, 3/23-30Works by Alex Lewin, Cusi Cram and Mona Mansour Set for Labyrinth Theater's 2015 Barn Series, 3/23-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Labyrinth Theater Company has announced the line-up for the second half of their 16th Annual Barn Series, the award-winning company's free play reading series. Running March 23-30, the Barn Series lets audiences encounter new plays written by or starring Labyrinth Company Members. (more...)

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