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Photo Coverage: Theatre World Awards Celebrate This Season's Stunning Debuts!Photo Coverage: Theatre World Awards Celebrate This Season's Stunning Debuts!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Earlier this week, The Theatre World Awards celebrated this year's Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance honorees. Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards ceremony was produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

In The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future, Matt Windman, theater critic of the newspaper amNewYork, interviews dozens of other theater critics about their backgrounds, how they go about evaluating different kinds of shows, and the enormous challenges that threaten the future of professional theater criticism. (more...)

Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President) has announced the 2016 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance who will be celebrated at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.    (more...)

SHE LOVES ME's Nicholas Barasch Named 2016 Dorothy Loudon Award HonoreeSHE LOVES ME's Nicholas Barasch Named 2016 Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation, Broadway newcomer Nicholas Barasch, currently appearing in the Broadway revival of She Loves Me at Studio 54, will be honored with the 8th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony set for Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.  The 2016 Theatre World winners will be announced shortly. (more...)

Vanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison Will Announce 2016 Drama Desk Awards Nominations This Morning!Vanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison Will Announce 2016 Drama Desk Awards Nominations This Morning!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') will announce the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers to Debut Spring Festival of Shows, 5/27-6/5Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers to Debut Spring Festival of Shows, 5/27-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the culmination of their training session and this spring is no exception. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 to the Little Theater with their annual Spring Festival of Shows May 27 through June 5.  This year's festival features a variety of musical favorites to entertain audiences of all ages.  Hailed as a "state treasure" by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger and bringing in youth from Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties, Centenary Stage Company's Young Performance Workshop is one of the few young actor training programs in the country that combines formal training with practical application. (more...)

Vanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison Will Announce 2016 Drama Desk Awards NominationsVanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison Will Announce 2016 Drama Desk Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') will announce the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy to Stage URINETOWN in MayAmas Musical Theatre's Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy to Stage URINETOWN in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre's (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will presentUrinetown: The Musical, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book Greg Kotis about a dystopian future where water is worth its weight in gold. (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 72nd Annual Theatre World AwardsBernadette Peters to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, Golden Globe® and three-time Tony®Award-winner and musical theater icon Bernadette Peters will be honored with the prestigious 4th Annual John Willis Award at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony set for Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Honors Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala Benefit TonightAmas Musical Theatre Honors Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, celebrates its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit tonight, Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center(East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie.  The master of ceremonies for the evening is noted theatre journalist Peter Filichia. (more...)

Michael Urie Tapped to Host 2016 Drama Desk AwardsMichael Urie Tapped to Host 2016 Drama Desk Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, 'Ugly Betty') will serve as host of the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President, and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com. (more...)

61st Annual Drama Desk Awards to be Held at The Town Hall in June; Nominations Date Set!61st Annual Drama Desk Awards to be Held at The Town Hall in June; Nominations Date Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards will be held Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Each one's a guilty pleasure! The February 7 cast for the new comedy-improv phenomenon 'Villain: DeBlanks' is just as dangerously funny as the previous line-ups. Audiences will be shown the evidence onSunday February 7, at 7:30pm at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street. The series plays the first Sunday of the month through April 3, 2016. (more...)

REGROUP READS Spotlight Pulitzer Prize's 100th Anniversary in 2016REGROUP READS Spotlight Pulitzer Prize's 100th Anniversary in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The 'ReGroup Reads' series is gearing up for its second year. The free reading series, based on the best of American Theatre playwriting has already presented works by Paul Green, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Maxwell Anderson, George S. Kaufman and more in its first year. (more...)

BWW Review: Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DeBLANKS Offers Killer ComedyBWW Review: Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DeBLANKS Offers Killer Comedy
by David Clarke - Dec 13, 2015

What happens when you mix equal parts Murder, She Wrote with Mad Libs? You get Billy Mitchell's rib-tickling theatrical confection VILLAIN: DeBLANKS. Currently enjoying a residency at The Triad, audiences can catch the madcap hilarity on the first Sunday of each month through April 3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Continues with Daisy Eagan, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & MorePhoto Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Continues with Daisy Eagan, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Hailed as an 'off-the-hook inclusive comedy...with big laughs' by KABC-LA, 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' amazing December 6 cast featured the gloriously funny Geneva Carr (currently on Broadway in 'Hand to God'), wickedly clever Tony-winner Daisy Eagan ('Secret Garden'), the uniquely delightful Lauren Elder ('Sideshow,' 'HAIR'), multi-talented award-winning composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin ('Mary and Max,' '(un)Lucky in Love'), hilarious and handsome Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (current revival of 'Once Upon A Mattress,' 'A Little Night Music'), and inveterate reviewer, former president of the Drama Desk Awards, and champion of the theater, Peter Filichia. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast - VILLAIN: DEBLANKS' Monthly Shenanigans Continue in DecemberPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast - VILLAIN: DEBLANKS' Monthly Shenanigans Continue in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off as 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' continues December 6, and performs the first Sunday of each month at 7:30pm at The Triad NYC. A portion of proceeds from each performance will benefit the Humane Society of New York. Scroll down to meet the December lineup of stars! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hiller, Settle, Hendy, Schwitter, Witt & Dotson Launch Laughs at VILLAIN: DEBLANKS at The TriadPhoto Flash: Hiller, Settle, Hendy, Schwitter, Witt & Dotson Launch Laughs at VILLAIN: DEBLANKS at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

BRENDA BRAXTON PRESENTS VILLAIN: DEBLANKS began monthly performances Sunday night, November 1, The Triad NYC, and the audience and cast alike laughed themselves silly. Sometimes it was the script, sometimes it was the delivery, sometimes it was a brilliant combination of the two, but whichever it was, the room never got quiet from the opening line. Check out photos of the hijinks below! (more...)

George Chakiris to Appear at SVA Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Screenings Next MonthGeorge Chakiris to Appear at SVA Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Screenings Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Join SVA Theatre and Leslie Ann Bennett for two special screenings of the Academy Award-winning movie musical WEST SIDE STORY (1961) with special guest and Oscar-winning star of the film, George Chakiris on Sunday, November 22 at 5 p.m. and Monday, November 23 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - NYC's Monthly VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Kicks Off with Five First-TimersPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - NYC's Monthly VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Kicks Off with Five First-Timers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

When 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' begins its monthly run on November 1, five of the six stars will be getting their first taste of 'DeBlanks' -- guaranteeing a fun night of high-energy, on-the-spot shenanigans. Meet the cast below! (more...)

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