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Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the 81st Annual Drama LeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee, Hand to God's Steven Boyer with special guest Tyrone, today May 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

BURIED CHILD with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, Cynthia Nixon-Helmed STEVE & More Set for The New Group's 2015-16 SeasonBURIED CHILD with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, Cynthia Nixon-Helmed STEVE & More Set for The New Group's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The New Group has announced three productions for its 2015-2016 Season.  The company's new season kicks off in Summer 2015 with the Off-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur, directed by Scott Elliott.  The season continues in Fall 2015 with the world premiere of Mark Gerrard's Steve, with director Cynthia Nixon returning to The New Group, where she made her directorial debut earlier this year.  In Winter 2016, Scott Elliott directs Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Buried Child, featuring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, who return to The New Group with this production. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Plans for Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and EngagementGoodman Theatre Plans for Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Goodman Theatre Board of Directors Chair Joan Clifford, Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer announce plans to establish the "Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement"-a $15 million expansion effort that realizes the theater's 30-year commitment to using its art as education: empowering and inspiring individuals through the process of creating and experiencing live theater. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Sets Full 2015-16 SeasonSideshow Theatre Company Sets Full 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2015/16 Season, beginning this fall with the world premiere of Hansol Jung's surreal and mischievous new comedy NO MORE SAD THINGS, directed by Elly Green. Next winter, the season continues with another world premiere, David Jacobi's chilling new drama MAI DANG LAO directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons. The season concludes next spring with CAUGHT, a new, head-spinning collaboration with playwright Christopher Chen, Chicago's Xiong Art Gallery and director Seth Bockley. All three productions will be presented at Chicago's Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., where Sideshow continues its multi-year residency. For additional information and updates, visit www.sideshowtheatre.org. (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Begins Previews Off-BroadwayJesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Begins Previews Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. This production will feature Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Zegen, and as previously announced, Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar. (more...)

Amanda Seyfried & Marin Ireland Join The New Group's Starry Reading of HURLYBURLYAmanda Seyfried & Marin Ireland Join The New Group's Starry Reading of HURLYBURLY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The New Group has announced that Marin Ireland and Amanda Seyfried will join original cast members from the company's critically-acclaimed 2005 hit revival of Hurlyburly: Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn, in the previously announced one-night-only benefit reading of David Rabe's award-winning play. Directed by Scott Elliott, this benefit reading within The New Group's current 20th Anniversary Season takes place Sunday, April 26 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees this morning - check out the complete list! (more...)

VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane Talks Pre-Fame Career & More on 'Live'VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane Talks Pre-Fame Career & More on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane stopped by today's 'Live' and shared stories about the odd jobs he had in the beginning of his career. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan LaneBWW Exclusive: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan Lane
by National Theater Institute - Apr 13, 2015

Nathan Lane has created a wide footprint on American stage, film, and television and encompasses the ethos of the Monte Cristo Award - artistic excellence and lifelong commitment to theater. (more...)

Regina Taylor to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at Goodman Theatre with STOP. RESET.Regina Taylor to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at Goodman Theatre with STOP. RESET.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Goodman Theatre congratulates Artistic Associate Regina Taylor, who celebrates her 20th season at Chicago's flagship theater this spring. (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES Begins in May at Goodman TheatreTHE LITTLE FOXES Begins in May at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Greed and familial betrayal is at the darkly comic heart of The Little Foxes by Tony Award-winning playwright Lillian Hellman-'an expertly constructed, grippingly paced plot machine that pits good against evil and lets evil win' (The New York Times). Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper directs the classic 1939 play about wealth's corrupting power-one of Hellman's most notable works, which was adapted into a 1941 film starring Bette Davis-centering on the Hubbard family's ruthless pursuit in the South's post-bellum economic slump. The Little Foxes appears May 2 - June 7 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 11). Tickets ($25-$81; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/LittleFoxes, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). The Goodman Theatre Women's Board is the Major Production Sponsor, Ernst & Young LLP and Interactive Health are the Corporate Sponsor Partners and Towers Watson is the Opening Night Sponsor for The Little Foxes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Toasts the Return of Nathan Lane and New Cast Member T.R. Knight!Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Toasts the Return of Nathan Lane and New Cast Member T.R. Knight!
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015

Last night, T.R. Knight, Emmy Award nominated actor, and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane joined and rejoined the cast of It's Only A Play, currently playing at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Both will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Takes Bows with New Cast Members Nathan Lane and T.R. Knight!Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Takes Bows with New Cast Members Nathan Lane and T.R. Knight!
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015

Last night, T.R. Knight, Emmy Award nominated actor, and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane have just joined and rejoined the cast of It's Only A Play, currently playing at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Both will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, Ethan Hawke, Wallace Shawn & More to Reunite in The New Group's HURLYBURLY Benefit Reading Next MonthBobby Cannavale, Ethan Hawke, Wallace Shawn & More to Reunite in The New Group's HURLYBURLY Benefit Reading Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The New Group announces a one-night-only benefit reading of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, reuniting director Scott Elliott and original cast members from the company's critically-acclaimed 2005 hit revival: Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn, with additional casting to be announced. This special event within The New Group's current 20th Anniversary Season takes place Sunday, April 26 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Off-BroadwayFull Cast Announced for Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. This production will feature Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Zegen, and as previously announced, Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar. (more...)

THE LEIPZIG AFFAIR Wins the Sceptre Prize and The Virginia Prize for Fiction in the UKTHE LEIPZIG AFFAIR Wins the Sceptre Prize and The Virginia Prize for Fiction in the UK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The year is 1985. East Germany is in the grip of communism. Magda, a brilliant but disillusioned young linguist, is desperate to flee to the West. When a black market deal brings her into contact with Robert, a young Scot studying at Leipzig University, she sees a way to realise her escape plans. But as Robert falls in love with her, he stumbles into a complex world of shifting half-truths - one that will undo them both. Many years later, long after the Berlin Wall has been torn down, Robert returns to Leipzig in search of answers. Can he track down the elusive Magda? And will the past give up its secrets? Recent Praise for The Leipzig Affair: 'Deftly told in short, punchy chapters, the thriller is a page-turner that shifts from East to West and the dark days of the 1980s to present reunification.' - The Evening Times 'Rintoul pulls the reader through her story with craft and psychological precision, while trawling a satisfyingly long way into her characters' pasts and futures.' - The Scotsman The Leipzig Affair is available in print and ebook formats. Book Details: The Leipzig Affair By Fiona Rintoul Publisher: Aurora Metro Press Published: November 2014 ISBN: 978-1906582975 ASIN: B00P08PKNO Pages: 296 Genre: Literary Fiction, Spy Thriller About The Author: Fiona Rintoul is a writer and translator based in Glasgow in Scotland. She writes fiction and articles, and translates from German and French into English. Fiona's poems and short stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines, including Mslexia and Gutter, and she is a past winner of the Gillian Purvis New Writing Award. Background to the book: Fiona was herself sent on a student exchange program to Leipzig in the 1980s and her experiences there formed the basis for the novel. To see an interview on BBC News Scotland with the author about the writing of the book: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-31800376 For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Cheryl Robson Aurora Metro Press Email: Cheryl (at) aurorametro.com Website: http://aurorametro.com/products-page/fiction/leipzig/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiona-Rintoul-Books/1563127643909351?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuroraMetroPub Twitter: https://twitter.com/fifikinrocks (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA Turns 15THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA Turns 15
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 26, 2015

Today we look back at Elton John & Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning rock musical AIDA. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/23/15- AIDASTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/23/15- AIDA
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2015

Today in 2000, Aida opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1852 performances. Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now 'Touring Broadway Awards') and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress. (more...)

Steppenwolf Receives Major Grant from Roy Cockrum FoundationSteppenwolf Receives Major Grant from Roy Cockrum Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has been named the recipient of a major grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation, which will provide major support for the world premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts's intimate and moving new play, Mary Page Marlowe in the 2015/16 Subscription Season. (more...)

Erica Daniels Joins Second City TheatricalsErica Daniels Joins Second City Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Second City and Second City Theatricals will welcome Erica Daniels as Vice President, Second City Theatricals. Her new position begins April 27, 2015. (more...)

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