Second Stage Theatre News

Cast Complete for THE SONGS OF SAM SALMOND at Feinstein's/54 BelowCast Complete for THE SONGS OF SAM SALMOND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the Songs of Sam Salmond. Join Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer-lyricist, Sam Salmond, and the stars of Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Great Comet, Hello Dolly, and more for a sneak peak of Salmond's exciting up and coming musicals! Laugh, cry, and dance your way through stories of LGBT heroes, Kickass WWII female factory workers, outcasts, monsters and more! (more...)

THE NANCE at Pride Films and Plays Extends to 8/13THE NANCE at Pride Films and Plays Extends to 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' Jeff -recommended Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play THE NANCE - a hit among critics and audiences alike - will be extended beyond its originally announced closing of July 30, and will now play through Sunday, August 13, 2017. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Recoups on BroadwayDEAR EVAN HANSEN Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has just announced that Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has recouped its production costs in just 8.5 months on Broadway. Capitalized at $9.5 million, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where it's broken all box office records and been playing to standing-room-only crowds since. (more...)

Okieriete Onaodowan, Jo Lampert, Jason Gotay and More Set for THE SONGS OF SAM SALMOND at Feinstein's/54 BelowOkieriete Onaodowan, Jo Lampert, Jason Gotay and More Set for THE SONGS OF SAM SALMOND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the Songs of Sam Salmond. Join Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer-lyricist, Sam Salmond, and some of cast members of Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Great Comet, Hello Dolly, and more for a sneak peak of Salmond's exciting up and coming musicals! (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Opens at Saint Michael's PlayhouseMURDER FOR TWO Opens at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 19 opening of the Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two at Saint Michael's Playhouse. Murder for Two features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and stars Noel Carey and Jeremiah Ginn, both from Murder for Two's national tour. Murder for Two creative team is led by director Jeremy Scott Lapp with choreography by Wendy Seyb, scenic design by John Paul Devlin, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design Anthony Pellecchia, and sound design by Jill BC DuBoff. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley RepCast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

10th Annual Mimi Awards to Celebrate Top American Playwrights This December10th Annual Mimi Awards to Celebrate Top American Playwrights This December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the 10th-Annual "Mimi" Awards will be presented on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Lincoln Center Theater. The "Mimi" Awards are presented annually to honor the outstanding artistry and accomplishments of some of the most gifted American playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kokandy Productions' LITTLE FISH at Theater WitPhoto Flash: First Look at Kokandy Productions' LITTLE FISH at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Kokandy Productions presents the Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's LITTLE FISH, directed by Producing Artistic Director Allison Hendrix with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Kasey Alfonso, playing now through August 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is this Saturday, July 15, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Sets Unplugged NEW SONGS NOW Concert Series LineupRattlestick Playwrights Theater Sets Unplugged NEW SONGS NOW Concert Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the line-up for NEW SONGS NOW, an unplugged concert series, presented in association with New Neighborhood and Rosalind Productions, Inc. taking place Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27 at 8:30pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014). (more...)

Amanda Seyfried Opens Up About Her Onstage Panic Attacks During THE WAY WE GET BYAmanda Seyfried Opens Up About Her Onstage Panic Attacks During THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Actress and new mom Amanda Seyfried recently opened up in an interview with Informed Pregnancy about the panic attacks she used to experience onstage during her run in THE WAY WE GET BY at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre in 2015. (more...)

Carla Harting and Steven Lone to Star in ROZ & RAY at San Diego REPCarla Harting and Steven Lone to Star in ROZ & RAY at San Diego REP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced final casting for "Roz & Ray," the second offering of its 42nd season. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania ShakespeareKen Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Mary Ellen Ashley, Michele Ragusa, and More Among Subjects of New Documentary on Broadway WomenMary Ellen Ashley, Michele Ragusa, and More Among Subjects of New Documentary on Broadway Women
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

A new documentary film begins shooting this week with a majority of the film to be shot in New York City over the next six to eight months. The film will chronicle the lives and careers of professional actresses whose performances have been seen on Broadway over several generations. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Entre'Acte TheatrixBWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Entre'Acte Theatrix
by John Lariviere - Jul 2, 2017

Entre'Acte Theatrix presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at The PGA Arts Center. Based upon C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, an original improvisational play created by Rebecca Feldman, the musical was conceived of by Rebecca Feldman, and features music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin, and additional material by Jay Reiss (more...)

New Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights ConferenceNew Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its celebratory 20th Anniversary season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshop presentations and special performance events from August 6 through 13, 2017 in Ojai, California. (more...)

Casting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City PlayhouseCasting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Gina Gionfriddo's "Becky Shaw," the dark, "ferociously funny" (The New York Times) comedy. Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein directs the final production in Windy City Playhouse's third season, starring Theo Allyn ("The Matchmaker" at Goodman Theatre) in the title role as Becky Shaw. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old GlobeDaniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood BowlCarmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICKPhoto Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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