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Hot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BYHot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

It's going to be a hot ticket! Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) will make her off- Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the upcoming world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production will begin previews on April 28, 2015 and officially open on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Adam Kaplan & Betsy Wolfe to Bring THE LAST FIVE YEARS to BirminghamJason Robert Brown, Adam Kaplan & Betsy Wolfe to Bring THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) has announced that Tony-award winner Jason Robert Brown will bring his highly acclaimed production of "The Last Five Years" to the RMTC Cabaret for three nights this February. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Concert, Featuring Anika Noni Rose, Now Available OnlineJason Robert Brown Concert, Featuring Anika Noni Rose, Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Jason Robert Brown's 2011 high-powered concert with Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, recorded at New York City's historic Abrons Art Center, is now available to stream or download for $5, the three-time Tony-winning composer announced today on his official website. Click here for the concert! (more...)

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the AtlanticI'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce that the world premiere production of Halley Feiffer's play I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, directed by Trip Cullman, has been extended an additional two weeks due to high ticket demand following opening last night to critical acclaim. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott is Back with WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second Stage; Dick Scanlan and Michael Mayer Will Direct!Sherie Rene Scott is Back with WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second Stage; Dick Scanlan and Michael Mayer Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz Executive Director) will conclude its 2014-15 season with the world premiere of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, a new play by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, the creative team behind the Tony-nominated, critically acclaimed hit, Everyday Rapture, which had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2009. (more...)

Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' on February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

Leigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City CenterLeigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Premieres Tonight at the AtlanticHalley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Premieres Tonight at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard began previews on January 7 and officially opens tonight, January 20, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15, 2015 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARDPhoto Flash: First Look- Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to present the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. Check out production photos of the show below! (more...)

Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor to Reprise Roles in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at A.C.T. This MarchBetsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor to Reprise Roles in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at A.C.T. This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is thrilled to present Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown's (Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County) powerful and intimate musical, The Last Five Years, for a special concert presentation on Friday, March 27 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 28 (2 p.m. and 8 p.m.). (more...)

Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews TonightSecond Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Directed by Austin Pendleton, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins previews tonight, January 16, 2015 and will officially open on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

Poetic Theater Productions to Present PARADOX OF THE URBAN CLICHE, Begin. 2/5Poetic Theater Productions to Present PARADOX OF THE URBAN CLICHE, Begin. 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Poetic Theater Productions has announced the world premiere production of PARADOX OF THE URBAN CLICHE, written by Craig 'muMs' Grant and directed by Reginald L. Douglas, part of POETIC LICENSE 2015: subconscious. (more...)

Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin Lead Atlantic Theater's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, Beginning TonightReed Birney and Betty Gilpin Lead Atlantic Theater's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. (more...)

Theatre Out to Open 10th Anniversary Season with THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 1/16Theatre Out to Open 10th Anniversary Season with THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Theatre Out is set to open their 10th anniversary season with a revival of the hit Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with music and lyrics by William Finn conceived by Rebecca Feldman, book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss on January 16, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Atlantic Theater Company's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD with Reed Birney & Betty GilpinPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Atlantic Theater Company's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD with Reed Birney & Betty Gilpin
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. Check out a first look at rehearsal below! (more...)

Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosian's Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Murder for Two will run January 24 - March 1 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

THIRTEEN to Air Jason Robert Brown Concert with Anika Noni Rose Next MonthTHIRTEEN to Air Jason Robert Brown Concert with Anika Noni Rose Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

This January on THIRTEEN and WLIW, three-time Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown makes his broadcast television debut in a high-powered concert with Tony winner Anika Noni Rose. Recorded in 2011 at New York City's historic Abrons Art Center, Brown and Rose and a band of some of Broadway's greatest musicians perform Brown's best-known and most-loved selections from The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World, 13, Wearing Someone Else's Clothes and his new Broadway smash Honeymoon In Vegas! Also tune in to hear the world premiere of four new songs from Brown's forthcoming second solo CD. (more...)

David Schwimmer Joins Ryan Murphy's 'AMERICAN CRIME STORY' on FXDavid Schwimmer Joins Ryan Murphy's 'AMERICAN CRIME STORY' on FX
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Award-winning actor and director David Schwimmer has signed on to star as Robert Kardashian in the FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. (more...)

UT Theatre & Dance to Stage FAME THE MUSICAL, 11/21-12/6UT Theatre & Dance to Stage FAME THE MUSICAL, 11/21-12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents the pop-culture phenomenon Fame The Musical, directed by Jerry Ruiz, November 21-December 6, 2014 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. Based on the Academy Award-winning film and hit television series, Fame The Musical is the unforgettable journey of a group of dedicated students with stars in their eyes. Be captivated as the story unfolds for these talented hopefuls studying at New York City's legendary High School for Performing Arts. Through their triumphs and tragedies, the ultimate goal remains - Fame. (more...)

TCG Releases Quiara Alegria Hudes' THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LASTTCG Releases Quiara Alegria Hudes' THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Quiara Alegria Hudes's The Happiest Song Plays Last, the final play in Hudes's award-winning Elliot trilogy. In 2013, The Happiest Song Plays Last premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, with a later Off-Broadway run at New York's Second Stage Theatre in 2014. A 2015 production at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has been announced. (more...)

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