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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for November 24-30 Featuring David Burtka, Allison Case, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for November 24-30 Featuring David Burtka, Allison Case, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Nov 21, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Allison Case and Andrew Kober: This is 30, Doreen Montalvo, Burtka, David, Sondheim Unplugged, and 54 Loves Billy Joel: He's Got a Way. (more...)

Partial Comfort to Present All-Female WELCOME MAT, 12/5-6Partial Comfort to Present All-Female WELCOME MAT, 12/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Partial Comfort Productions (Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee A Bright New Boise) kicks off its 12th season with THE WELCOME MAT READING SERIES, a collection of bold and groundbreaking new plays by four of the country's fastest-rising female playwrights. (more...)

Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen Receive 2014 Fred Ebb AwardChris Miller and Nathan Tysen Receive 2014 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

According to The New York Times, songwriting team Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen are the recipients of the 2014 Fred Ebb Award for musical theater writing. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label to Release BD Wong's HERRINGBONE, 12/2Yellow Sound Label to Release BD Wong's HERRINGBONE, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release HERRINGBONE, the two-disc solo CD debut by Tony Award-winner BD WONG. The unique concert album marks the recording premiere of the marvelously spooky one-man Off-Broadway musical, which features book by Tom Cone, music by Skip Kennon and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh (based on the play by Tom Cone), with Wong playing twelve characters. It was recorded live at a special event at Dixon Place in New York City. The album - produced by Scott Lehrer with Emmy Award-winner and Grammy Award-nominee Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Heathers) serving as executive producer and Dan Lipton as musical director and associate producer - will be available online and in stores December 2. Pre-order the album at Amazon.com. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/21/14 - POCATELLO Begins, PATTI ISSUES Returns, CHICAGO Celebrates, Mike Nichols Remembered and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/21/14 - POCATELLO Begins, PATTI ISSUES Returns, CHICAGO Celebrates, Mike Nichols Remembered and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: POCATELLO begins off-Broadway, PATTI ISSUES returns to NYC, plus CHICAGO hits a milestone and 'A PARTICLE OF DREAD' opens on Sunday! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth MossTickets on Sale Today for Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Producers have announced that tickets to the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles will go on sale at 10:00 am today, November 21, 2014. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham and More to Join The Civilians' A PRETTY FILTHY EVENING at 54 Below Next MonthBryce Pinkham and More to Join The Civilians' A PRETTY FILTHY EVENING at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is proud to have THE CIVILIANS present A Pretty Filthy Evening on Dec. 2, 2014. (more...)

Tickets to Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss On Sale TomorrowTickets to Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Producers have announced that tickets to the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles will go on sale at 10:00 am on November 21, 2014. Tickets will be available at Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or by visiting the box office of the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The box office will be open through January 4, 2015, and will reopen on January 26, 2015. (more...)

SDC Reveals Executive Board Election ResultsSDC Reveals Executive Board Election Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

On November 17, at the Annual Membership Meeting in New York City, SDC announced the results of the 2014 Executive Board Elections. (more...)

Forward Flux to Present Reading of New Play STILL LIFE at Next Flux Salon, 12/9Forward Flux to Present Reading of New Play STILL LIFE at Next Flux Salon, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Forward Flux Productions will present the North West Regional premiere reading of Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich's beautiful new play Still Life at the next Flux Salon gathering in Seattle. In addition to the reading, there will be a musical performance by beat-box artist Zeke Keeble. The Flux Salon presents new works by fresh voices in intimate spaces throughout the city, and this marks the second in a series of three Salons featuring plays by female playwrights. The Salon is December 9th at 7:00pm by invitation only (email salon@forwardflux.com for invite). (more...)

Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART, Running 2/25-3/14Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART, Running 2/25-3/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) is thrilled to announce casting for the second production of its 2014/15 season, the world premiere of This Is Modern Art (based on true events) by acclaimed playwright Idris Goodwin and "Louder Than A Bomb" founder Kevin Coval. Directed by Lisa Portes, the cast of professional actors features Brittani Arlandis Green, Jerry MacKinnon, J. Salome Martinez Jr., Kelly O'Sullivan, Jessie D. Prez and Chris Rickett. (more...)

THE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This WinterTHE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

59E59 Theaters and Strangemen & Co., in association with Robb Nanus and Rachel Sussman, present the return engagement of The Woodsman to 59E59 Theaters, Theater B (59 East 59 Street between Park and Madison Avenues). Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen, with associate direction by Devin Dunne Cannon. The Woodsman begins performances Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and opens Sunday, January 18, 2015. The Woodsman will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. The exclusive 59E59 Member presale begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 and tickets will be on sale to the general public on Friday, December 5, 2014. (more...)

Jean Brassard, James Henry Doan & More to Star in Pan Asian Rep's FILM CHINOISJean Brassard, James Henry Doan & More to Star in Pan Asian Rep's FILM CHINOIS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, now in its 38th Season, has announced the cast for the East Coast premiere of FILM CHINOIS, an atmospheric noir mystery set in 1940s China written by Singaporean playwright Damon Chua and directed by Kaipo Schwab. The production will begin previews on January 17, 2015 and run until February 8, 2015 at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer). The official opening is on Thursday, January 22 at 7:30PM. (more...)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH to Open Warehouse Theatre's 2015 SeasonTHIS IS OUR YOUTH to Open Warehouse Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Warehouse Theatre Company will open it's 2015 season with Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 comedy This Is Our Youth. The play, fresh off it's Broadway debut, will receive it's Central Ohio premiere at Warehouse Theatre beginning with a preview performance on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at MadLab Theatre and Gallery. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Launches Resident Company Program with Clubbed ThumbPlaywrights Horizons Launches Resident Company Program with Clubbed Thumb
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Playwrights Horizons today announced the launch of its new Resident Company program. As a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists and to the production of their new work, this new initiative will subsidize office, rehearsal and performance space for smaller theater companies who share an interest in American writers and who, like Playwrights Horizons, demonstrate a commitment to producing new plays. In the future, resident companies will also receive performance space in one of Playwrights Horizons' venues. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings to Continue with David Auburn's THE WILD DUCKRed Bull Theater's Revelation Readings to Continue with David Auburn's THE WILD DUCK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Reading of David Auburn's brand new version of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck is an exciting opportunity to hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Proof tackle one of Ibsen's most fascinating plays - a thrilling combination of realism, symbolism, and romance. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Fresh Produce'd L.A. to Present World Premiere of HEY BROTHER, 11/21-12/14Fresh Produce'd L.A. to Present World Premiere of HEY BROTHER, 11/21-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Fresh Produce'd L.A. presents the world premiere production HEY BROTHER by Bekah Brunstetter. Produced by Riva Di Paola and Lucas Dixon, the show will be directed by Alexis Jacknow and stars Lucas Dixon (Yale MFA), Graham Outerbridge (A.C.T. MFA) and Kahyun Kim (Julliard BFA). The show runs Friday, November 21st - Sunday, December 14th, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of GRAND CONCOURSE at Playwrights Horizons with Marin Mazzie, Adam Driver & MorePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of GRAND CONCOURSE at Playwrights Horizons with Marin Mazzie, Adam Driver & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'), opened last night, November 12, 2014. (more...)

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