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Casting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane PaulusCasting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane Paulus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, announces the casting of the world premiere of Crossing, an opera by Matthew Aucoin, directed by Diane Paulus, featuring the chamber orchestra A Far Cry, produced in association with Music-Theatre Group. (more...)

The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Following successful showings in the past two seasons, The Old Globe will offer an encore presentation of Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare, on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

INDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 SeasonINDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre announces its 2015-16 Season, which will include three world premieres and two classics. (more...)

DANCENOWNYC to Present Mark Dendy's NEWYORKnewyork@AstorPlace, 5/6-9 at Joe's PubDANCENOWNYC to Present Mark Dendy's NEWYORKnewyork@AstorPlace, 5/6-9 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

DANCENOWNYC kicks off its 20th anniversary season with the world premiere of NEWYORKnewyork@AstorPlace, a new dance-theater work by Obie and Bessie Award-winning choreographer Mark Dendy. Performances will take place Wednesday-Friday, May 6-8 at 7pm, and Saturday, May 9 at 7pm and 9pm, at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Extends Run Dates for Select 2015-16 Shows, Including New Musical from Robert Lopez & Kristen-Anderson LopezLa Jolla Playhouse Extends Run Dates for Select 2015-16 Shows, Including New Musical from Robert Lopez & Kristen-Anderson Lopez
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Due to the incredible demand for subscriptions to the 2015/2016 season, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its first two season productions: Come from Away, a world-premiere musical written and composed by David Hein and Irene Sankoff, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, as well as for Up Here, a world-premiere musical comedy directed by Alex Timbers (Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatchers), featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who took home the Academy and Grammy Awards for Best Song with their mega-hit "Let It Go" from the Disney animated film Frozen. Come from Away will now run May 29 - July 5 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, and Up Here will now run July 28 - September 6 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

TCG Announces Inaugural Blue Star Theatres Grant RecipientsTCG Announces Inaugural Blue Star Theatres Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and Blue Star Families, the country's largest chapter-based military families non-profit organization, are pleased to announce the inaugural round of the Blue Star Theatres Grant Program. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for IOWA's First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for IOWA's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Opening TonightDiane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub in its production of The Mystery of Love and Sex, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which is directed by Sam Gold, began previews on February 5 and opens tonight, March 2, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

The Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial CelebrationThe Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a full roster of great plays in its regular season and a Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, along with our popular ongoing programs. (more...)

New Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 SeasonNew Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the six productions of its 2015/2016 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. In season order, they will be: (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR World Premiere Opens Tonight at Yale RepDanai Gurira's FAMILIAR World Premiere Opens Tonight at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of FAMILIAR by Danai Gurira, directed by Rebecca Taichman, running now through February 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is tonight, February 5. (more...)

Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Beginning TonightDiane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub in its production of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which is directed by Sam Gold, begins previews tonight, February 5 and open on Monday, March 2 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR World Premiere Begins Tonight at Yale RepDanai Gurira's FAMILIAR World Premiere Begins Tonight at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of FAMILIAR by Danai Gurira, directed by Rebecca Taichman, tonight, January 30-February 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 5. (more...)

Yale Repertory Theatre to Present Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR, 1/30-2/21Yale Repertory Theatre to Present Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR, 1/30-2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of FAMILIAR by Danai Gurira, directed by Rebecca Taichman, January 30-February 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 5. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK, 3/27-29Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera presents the final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S. and World Stage Premieres.A co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Tempest Songbook will be performed in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with three performances from March 27 - 29, 2015. Performances: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets range from $30 to $175 and are available at metmuseum.org/tickets. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute's New Year's ResolutionsBWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute's New Year's Resolutions
by National Theater Institute - Jan 5, 2015

In anticipation for the year ahead, RISK AGAIN! takes a look at NTI's New Year's Resolutions! (more...)

Diane Lane & Tony Shalhoub to Star in Lincoln Center Theatre's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX in 2015Diane Lane & Tony Shalhoub to Star in Lincoln Center Theatre's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub will be featured in its upcoming production of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which will be directed by Sam Gold, will begin previews Thursday, February 5 and open on Monday, March 2 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Asylum Theater Extends WOMEN Thru TodayAsylum Theater Extends WOMEN Thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Combined Artform and Matthew Quinn's WOMEN has added four additional performances: November 1st, 6th, 13th & 14th - 8:00PM. It officially opened September 5th. After a sold-out run in New York City and the Hollywood Fringe Festival, WOMEN, written by Chiara Atik and directed by Stephanie Ward, is returning to Los Angeles for a full run at the Asylum Theater, August 28th through October 25th. (more...)

Robert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonRobert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces five shows for its 2015/2016 season, featuring all new works, including the world-premiere musical Come from Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by acclaimed Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley; the world premiere of Indecent, co-created by director Rebecca Taichman (Playhouse's Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Milk Like Sugar), and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), co-produced with Yale Repertory Theatre; and Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington (Memphis, The Wiz), directed by The Cosby Show's Phylicia Rashad, which had its first workshop during the Playhouse's 2014 DNA New Work Series. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 1-7THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 7, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for THE LAST SHIP, Emma Stone in Cabaret, the opening nights of THE OLDEST BOY and THE BAND WAGON, and more! (more...)

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