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Juliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan CommissionsJuliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. The commissioned writers are Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Courtney Baron (A Very Common Procedure) and Juliana Nash (Murder Ballad), Nell Benjamin (The Explorers Club), Madeline George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence), Tom Holloway (And No More Shall We Part), Nathan Jackson (Broke-ology), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon), Greg Pierce (Slowgirl), and Alexandra Wood (The Initiate). (more...)

Casey, Dann and More Cast In Chocolate Factory's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, From June 2014Casey, Dann and More Cast In Chocolate Factory's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, From June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Anna-Jane Casey, Sophie-Louise Dann, Damian Humbley and Ben Lewis will star in New York's longest running comedy revue, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, which returns to the Chocolate Factory from 19 June. This updated version of the show showcases some of the best productions from both Broadway and the West End, including The Book of Mormon, Once, Matilda, Wicked and Miss Saigon! (more...)

Jacob Bacharach Signs THE BEND OF THE WORLD During CRAWLAFTERDARK TodayJacob Bacharach Signs THE BEND OF THE WORLD During CRAWLAFTERDARK Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a book signing and reading by local author Jacob Bacharach, whose novel The Bend of the World (Liveright/Norton), will be released on Monday, April 14, 2014. The book signing takes place today, April 25, 2014, during the Trust's Gallery Crawl after hours event CrawlAfterDark, which extends hours for certain Cultural District venues participating in the Gallery Crawl to promote the District as a late-night destination. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Will Return to London's Menier Chocolate Factory, 19 June - 16 AugustFORBIDDEN BROADWAY Will Return to London's Menier Chocolate Factory, 19 June - 16 August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

New York's longest running comedy revue, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, returns to the Chocolate Factory this summer, bursting with brand new material from 19 June - 16 August 2014. (more...)

Jacob Bacharach Signs THE BEND OF THE WORLD During CRAWLAFTERDARK, 4/25Jacob Bacharach Signs THE BEND OF THE WORLD During CRAWLAFTERDARK, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a book signing and reading by local author Jacob Bacharach, whose novel The Bend of the World (Liveright/Norton), will be released on Monday, April 14, 2014. The book signing takes place Friday, April 25, 2014, during the Trust's Gallery Crawl after hours event CrawlAfterDark, which extends hours for certain Cultural District venues participating in the Gallery Crawl to promote the District as a late-night destination. (more...)

New Edition of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to 'Come Out Swinging!' at the Davenport, 3/17New Edition of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to 'Come Out Swinging!' at the Davenport, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway returned to New York in February at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues) with Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, over the course of the spring, Alessandrini had planned on adding new material to reflect the season's openings. Now, the time as come to unveil the new edition, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! According to The New York Times, this version will begin performances March 17. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND STILL KICKING Returns to New York TonightFORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND STILL KICKING Returns to New York Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

After a 10-month hiatus, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, happily returns to New York, beginning tonight, February 22nd at 8PM at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues) with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; Alive and STILL Kicking, featuring brand new takes on the shows that opened in Forbidden Broadway's absence: Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown along with highlights from last season's acclaimed and very popular edition: Once, Evita, Newsies, Book of Mormon, among others. Over the course of the spring, Alessandrini will continue to add new material to reflect the season's openings, and unveil the new edition around the time of the Tony Awards. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Returns to New York this WeekFORBIDDEN BROADWAY Returns to New York this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

After a 10-month hiatus, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, happily returns to New York, beginning February 22nd at 8PM at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues) with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; Alive and STILL Kicking, featuring brand new takes on the shows that opened in Forbidden Broadway's absence: Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown along with highlights from last season's acclaimed and very popular edition: Once, Evita, Newsies, Book of Mormon, among others. Over the course of the spring, Alessandrini will continue to add new material to reflect the season's openings, and unveil the new edition around the time of the Tony Awards. (more...)

Erica Dorfler, Carter Calvert to Join Scott Richard Foster, Marcus Stevens in NYC Return of FORBIDDEN BROADWAYErica Dorfler, Carter Calvert to Join Scott Richard Foster, Marcus Stevens in NYC Return of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The cast has been announced for Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, which happily returns to New York with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; Alive and STILL Kicking on February 22nd at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues). ERICA DORFLER (Book of Mormon, Memphis), CARTER CALVERT (Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, Smokey Joe's Cafe) and join SCOTT RICHARD FOSTER and MARCUS STEVENS, who starred in last year's edition. FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; Alive and STILL Kicking features brand new takes on the shows that opened in Forbidden Broadway's absence: Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown along with highlights from last season's acclaimed and very popular edition: Once, Evita, Newsies, Book of Mormon, among others. Over the course of the spring, Alessandrini will continue to add new material to reflect the season's openings, and unveil the new edition around the time of the Tony Awards. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to Return with ALIVE AND STILL KICKING at Davenport Theatre on 2/22FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to Return with ALIVE AND STILL KICKING at Davenport Theatre on 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

After a 10-month hiatus, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, happily returns to New York, beginning February 22nd at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues) with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: Alive and STILL Kicking, featuring brand new takes on the shows that opened in Forbidden Broadway's absence: Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown along with highlights from last season's acclaimed and very popular edition: Once, Evita, Newsies, Book of Mormon, among others. (more...)

GUARDIANS Talkbacks Set for 2/7-8 at Burgdorff CenterGUARDIANS Talkbacks Set for 2/7-8 at Burgdorff Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Where is the line between torture and enhanced interrogation? Is this a question that should concern civilian citizens of a democracy that employs such techniques with enemy combatants? These issues will be considered when Dr. Robert Pallitto of Seton Hall University and Madelyn Hoffman of New Jersey Peace Action join Theater Project audiences to discuss the play GUARDIANS by Peter Morris. Talk-back sessions will follow each performance. The two character play GUARDIANS examines the motives of a male journalist and a female soldier involved in the Abu Ghraib torture scandals. Although the facility is now under Iraqi control, disturbing questions remain: Is "enhanced interrogation" ever justified? What are the unintended consequences on the system, the society and the individuals who carry it out? (more...)

Workshop of SCARY MUSICAL...THE MUSICAL! Set for York Theatre Today, March 8Workshop of SCARY MUSICAL...THE MUSICAL! Set for York Theatre Today, March 8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

'SCARY MUSICAL… The Musical!', with Book by Richard Hochberg and Music and Lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, will be directed by Daniel Goldstein and produced by Kevin Spirtas in a workshop presentation slated for February 2013. (more...)

Lee Pace to Lead AMC's HALT & CATCH FIRELee Pace to Lead AMC's HALT & CATCH FIRE
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

AMC has enlisted former PUSHING DAISIES star Lee Pace to topline the network's upcoming series HALT & CATCH FIRE. Mackenzie Davis has also signed on to star opposite Pace. (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE Hosts Sloan Panel Discussion TodayTHE OTHER PLACE Hosts Sloan Panel Discussion Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club announces the guests for the upcoming Sloan panel discussing Sharr White's The Other Place. The panel will focus on the role of science in the play and will feature novelist Stefan Merrill Block, author of The Story of Forgetting; playwright Sharr White; neuroscientist Heather Berlin; and genetic counselor Jill Goldman. The panel will be moderated by NPR's Robert Krulwich. The panel will follow the 2 PM matinee performance today, January 27 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE to Host Sloan Panel Discussion, 1/27THE OTHER PLACE to Host Sloan Panel Discussion, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club announces the guests for the upcoming Sloan panel discussing Sharr White's THE OTHER PLACE. The panel will focus on the role of science in the play and will feature novelist Stefan Merrill Block, author of The Story of Forgetting; playwright Sharr White; neuroscientist Heather Berlin; and genetic counselor Jill Goldman. The panel will be moderated by NPR's Robert Krulwich. The panel will follow the 2 PM matinee performance on Sunday January 27 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

GODSPELL's Daniel Goldstein to Direct Workshop of SCARY MUSICAL...THE MUSICAL!, Feb 2013GODSPELL's Daniel Goldstein to Direct Workshop of SCARY MUSICAL...THE MUSICAL!, Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

'SCARY MUSICAL… The Musical!', with Book by Richard Hochberg and Music and Lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, will be directed by Daniel Goldstein and produced by Kevin Spirtas in a workshop presentation slated for February 2013. (more...)

Nick Jones, Heidi Schreck, and More Earn MTC's Sloan Foundation CommissionsNick Jones, Heidi Schreck, and More Earn MTC's Sloan Foundation Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2012

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) just announced the 2012 recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. This year's six commissioned writers are April de Angelis (Jumpy), Nick Jones (The Coward), Heidi Schreck (Creature), Melissa Ross (Thinner Than Water), Sarah Treem (A Feminine Ending), and Bess Wohl (Barcelona). (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Is 'Alive & Kicking'; Returns to NYC this Fall with New Edition; Previews Begin July 24thFORBIDDEN BROADWAY Is 'Alive & Kicking'; Returns to NYC this Fall with New Edition; Previews Begin July 24th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012

After a three-year absence, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY returns to the 47th Street Theatre with a brand new edition, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING. The show, which opens Thursday, September 6, will run for a limited engagement through January 6, 2013. Previews begin on July 24th. This production will mark FORBIDDEN BROADWAY's 30th Anniversary, as well as its 21st edition. (more...)

Photo Flash: Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei to Be Featured on NBC's WHO DO YOU THINK YOU AREPhoto Flash: Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei to Be Featured on NBC's WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2012

On the seasaon premiere of NBC's WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, award winning actor Martin Sheen ('The West Wing,' 'The Amazing Spiderman'), a longtime activist, sets out on a journey to find out if his ancestors shared his greatest passion. (more...)

Photo Flash: Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei to Be Featured on NBC's WHO DO YOU THINK YOU AREPhoto Flash: Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei to Be Featured on NBC's WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2012

On the seasaon premiere of NBC's WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, award winning actor Martin Sheen ('The West Wing,' 'The Amazing Spiderman'), a longtime activist, sets out on a journey to find out if his ancestors shared his greatest passion. (more...)

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