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Nickelodeon Premieres New Animated Mystery Series WELCOME TO THE WAYNE, 7/24Nickelodeon Premieres New Animated Mystery Series WELCOME TO THE WAYNE, 7/24
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

A New York City apartment building holds mysteries and adventures behind every door in Nickelodeon's newest animated series, WELCOME TO THE WAYNE, premiering Monday, July 24, at 5:30p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

Berkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESARBerkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Tony Taccone has responded to the recent controversy surrounding JULIUS CAESAR at The Public Theater. (more...)

Steven Boyer, Alex Brightman, Steven Pasquale, Nikki M. James, Taylor Caldwell and More to Star in Encores! Off-Center's New SeasonSteven Boyer, Alex Brightman, Steven Pasquale, Nikki M. James, Taylor Caldwell and More to Star in Encores! Off-Center's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman today announced casting for his first season at the helm of the popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 13, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the show opened last night at the Delacorte Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 13, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the show opened last night at the Delacorte Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARBWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2017

For the past 400+ years, the title character in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has been traditionally regarded as one of the good guys. Oh sure, there was that time back in '37 when Orson Welles staged a production that had the Roman ruler interpreted as a stand-in for Mussolini, but The Bard's text is generally taken as a case where a powerful, but ultimately benevolent leader is assassinated by a group of questionably motivated, dagger-wielding senators who paint him as an ambitious populist seeking absolute power. (more...)

Oskar Eustis Delivers Statement Before Tonight's Performance of JULIUS CAESAROskar Eustis Delivers Statement Before Tonight's Performance of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement. (more...)

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Releases Statement on Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARDramatists Legal Defense Fund Releases Statement on Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement. (more...)

NEA Confirms It Did Not Fund The Public's Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARNEA Confirms It Did Not Fund The Public's Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the National Endowment for the Arts has clarified in a statement that none of its funds have been used to support the show. (more...)

Public Theater Releases  Statement on Controversy Surrounding Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARPublic Theater Releases Statement on Controversy Surrounding Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement. (more...)

Delta Sponsored 2012 Guthrie Theater Season Which Featured Obama Inspired  Julius CaesarDelta Sponsored 2012 Guthrie Theater Season Which Featured Obama Inspired Julius Caesar
by Alan Henry - Jun 12, 2017

On Sunday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they were ending their four-year-old sponsorship agreement with the Public Theater over their current Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR. The play, which is set to open at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre on Monday, depicts the Roman dictator in a way that calls to mind President Donald Trump.  (more...)

UPDATE: Delta and Bank of America Pull Public Theater Sponsorship Following Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARUPDATE: Delta and Bank of America Pull Public Theater Sponsorship Following Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

On Sunday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they were ending their four-year-old sponsorship agreement with the Public Theater over their current Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR. The play, which is set to open at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre on Monday, depicts the Roman dictator in a way that calls to mind President Donald Trump.  (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award WinnersPaper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch The Public Tell Its Story at 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' GalaBWW TV: Watch The Public Tell Its Story at 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2017

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, with musical direction by Rob Fisher and Nadia DiGiallonardo, the 90-minute concert featured songs from The Public's most beloved and groundbreaking musicals performed by some of the most celebrated voices in theater. Below, check out highlights from the show, which featured tunes from Hamilton, HAIR, A Chorus Line, Fun Home, Runaways, The Pirates of Penzance, Caroline, or Change, Here Lies Love and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Lets the Sun Shine In at HAIR TO HAMILTON Gala!Photo Coverage: Public Theater Lets the Sun Shine In at HAIR TO HAMILTON Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 6, 2017

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, with musical direction by Rob Fisher and Nadia DiGiallonardo, the 90-minute concert featured songs from The Public's most beloved and groundbreaking musicals performed by some of the most celebrated voices in theater.  (more...)

I ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU Comes to the Laurie Beechman TheatreI ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU Comes to the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Amy Wolk and Nikki M. James present 'I Only Have Lies For You', a new live gameshow that pits Broadway panelists against each other in a lying contest. Two teams of three will go head-to-head telling stories, some of which may not be true---it is up to the other team to guess, Truth or Lie. Featuring musical direction by Nate Buccieri, panelists will defend their stories by all means possible, including song and dance. Hosted by MAC Award winner Amy Wolk, 'I Only Have Lies For You' will be presented monthly at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City, and will be recorded as a podcast. (more...)

John Lithgow, Will Swenson, Anika Noni Rose and More Sign on for The Public's 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' GalaJohn Lithgow, Will Swenson, Anika Noni Rose and More Sign on for The Public's 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for The Public Theater's Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, on Monday, June 5 at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gregg Henry and More in JULIUS CAESAR at Shakespeare in the ParkPhoto Flash: First Look at Gregg Henry and More in JULIUS CAESAR at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar, directed by Oskar Eustis, is in performances now and runs through Sunday, June 18 at with an official press opening on Monday, June 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON-which played a record breaking two-week run in 2015-returns to San Jose for a limited engagement July 11-23, 2017 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd. San Jose). Single tickets are available now online at www.ticketmaster.com, in-person at the City National Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose), or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 408- 792-4131. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

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