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GLORY DAYS to Make Chicago Premiere This AugustGLORY DAYS to Make Chicago Premiere This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Men under the age of 25 are hardly the demographic for attending Broadway musicals, let alone writing one, but Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner did just that when their musical Glory Days ran on Broadway in May 2008. (more...)

BOMBSHELL Concert Roundup - Press Weighs In!BOMBSHELL Concert Roundup - Press Weighs In!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at TheMinskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway).  Below, check out a roundup of recaps from the press! (more...)

THEATER TALK to Host 8-Hour Tony Awards Marathon Next SundayTHEATER TALK to Host 8-Hour Tony Awards Marathon Next Sunday
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

On TONY Awards Sunday (June 7), CUNY TV will present 8 hours of interviews related to this year's nominated musicals, plays, and individuals - from 12 noon right up till Tony time (8 p.m. on CBS). Included in the mix is the premiere at 7 p.m. of an all-new episode of THEATER TALK, Critics Review the Broadway Season, with Ben Brantley of The New York Times, Peter Marks of The Washington Post, John Simon of the Westchester Guardian, and Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena StageRachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, announces the full cast and creative team for Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Sierra Stages & Miners Foundry Cultural Center to Present ORDINARY DAYS, 4/1Sierra Stages & Miners Foundry Cultural Center to Present ORDINARY DAYS, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

On Wednesday, April 1st, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Sierra Stages kick off the third season of Theater by the Book, a popular series of informal play readings for the community, with the critically acclaimed musical "Ordinary Days" written by composer/lyricist Adam Gwon. Sandra Rockman directs, with musical direction by Ken Getz, and featuring local Nevada County actors Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathan Hansard, and Kim Wellman. (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound GIGI at Kennedy Center- UPDATED!Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound GIGI at Kennedy Center- UPDATED!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi, began its pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sheryl Crow & Barry Levinson Talk DINER in POST: POV SeriesSTAGE TUBE: Sheryl Crow & Barry Levinson Talk DINER in POST: POV Series
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre is currently presenting the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy AwardŽ-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy AwardŽ winnerSheryl Crow. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony AwardŽ Winner Kathleen Marshall (Broadway's Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), the production begins performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre December 9. It will play for six and a half weeks, through January 25. Crow and Levinson both just took part in Post: POV, a series hosted by Peter Marks, at which the duo discussed putting the new musical together. Check out the full conversation below! (more...)

Howard Sherman Sparks #MakeAShowPerkier TopicHoward Sherman Sparks #MakeAShowPerkier Topic
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 30, 2014

Earlier today, theatre administrator and former Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, Howard Sherman kicked off a Twitter topic aimed at the most creative theatre fans online. Sherman, known for his creative social media presence started the fun with the tweet below: (more...)

Review Roundup: Sheryl Crow's DINER Opens at Signature TheatreReview Roundup: Sheryl Crow's DINER Opens at Signature Theatre
by Review Roundups - Dec 29, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award winnerSheryl Crow. The production began performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre December 9 and will play through January 25. (more...)

Sheryl Crow & Barry Levinson Will Talk DINER in POST:POV SeriesSheryl Crow & Barry Levinson Will Talk DINER in POST:POV Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre will soon present the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy AwardŽ-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy AwardŽ winner Sheryl Crow. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony AwardŽ Winner Kathleen Marshall (Broadway's Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), the production begins performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre December 9. It will play for six and a half weeks, through January 25. According to the Washington Post, later today Crow and Levinson will both take part in Post: POV, a series hosted by Peter Marks, at which the duo will discuss putting the new musical together. (more...)

Review Roundup: SIDE SHOW Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: SIDE SHOW Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Nov 17, 2014

The completely reimagined revival of Side Show officially opens tonight, November 17, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: THE RIVER Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE RIVER Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Nov 16, 2014

THE RIVER opens tonight, Nov. 16, at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). BroadwayWorld brings you the reviews in real time below! (more...)

Review Roundup: DISGRACED Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: DISGRACED Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 23, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar makes its Broadway premiere tonight, October 23, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production), Gretchen Mol ('Boardwalk Empire'), Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 9, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy IT'S ONLY A PLAY, by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opens tonight, October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 5, 2014

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opens tonight, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, is adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Sep 28, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens tonight, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KING LEAR at Folger Theatre - London's Globe Theatre on TourBWW Reviews: KING LEAR at Folger Theatre - London's Globe Theatre on Tour
by Charles Shubow - Sep 12, 2014

Octet of actors makes for memorable evening. (more...)

Review Roundup: THIS IS OUR YOUTH Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THIS IS OUR YOUTH Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Sep 11, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed This is Our Youth opens on Broadway tonight, September 11. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project Presents Inaugural Season and Preview ConcertRefuge Theatre Project Presents Inaugural Season and Preview Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

The newly formed Refuge Theatre Project, a company dedicated to the performance of ensemble based musical theatre, has announced its first season of two musicals, both to be performed at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Wicker Park. The musicals,Next Thing You Know by Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham and Glory Days by James Gardiner and Nick Blaemire, will be previewed by Refuge ensemble members at a fund-raising concert to be held in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont on Sunday, September 28th at 7 pm. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

In tribute to Joan Rivers, THEATER TALK will repeat its Spring 2013 Critics' Panel, where the brilliant Ms. Rivers, not only a great entertainer but theater critic for the Beverly Hills Courier, appeared with Ben Brantley of The New York Times and Peter Marks of The Washington Post to assess new shows that had just opened that spring on Broadway. (more...)

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