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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...)

Proceeds from Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY to Benefit TDFProceeds from Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY to Benefit TDF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Dress Circle Publishing has announce a partnership with Theatre Development Fund (TDF). Part of the proceeds of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 by Jennifer Ashley Tepper will benefit education programs at TDF, one of the nation's largest not- for profit performing arts service organizations dedicated to the audience. (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...)

Ron Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYRon Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Casting is complete for Second Stage Theatre presentation of the Atlantic Theater Company's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' acclaimed play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. Ron Cephas Jones (Of Mice of Men and 2ST's Wildflower) and Michael Rispoli (Between Riverside and Crazy at ATC) join previously announced cast members Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, 2ST's Jitney), Victor Almanzar (Repertorio Espanol, LAByrinth Theater), Elizabeth Canavan (The Little Flower of East Orange), Rosal Colon (The Motherf*cker with the Hat) and Liza Colon-Zayas (2ST Water by the Spoonful and Living Out). (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Will Play 9 Major US Cities During 2014-15 SeasonMURDER FOR TWO Will Play 9 Major US Cities During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The hit musical comedy Murder For Two will hit the road this fall, bringing its killer brand of humor to nine major cities across the US. (more...)

The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Second Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, December 12 - 14, 2014. (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...)

Kate Mulligan Replaces Melissa Leo in Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.Kate Mulligan Replaces Melissa Leo in Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, begins performances of the second production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of Eve Ensler's O.P.C. (Obsessive Political Correctness), directed by Pesha Rudnick, starting on November 28 and running through January 4, 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square. Tickets from $25. Box Office: 617.547.8300 or visit us on line at americanrepertorytheater.org (more...)

Second Stage's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART Cancels Tonight's Performance Due to Actor IllnessSecond Stage's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART Cancels Tonight's Performance Due to Actor Illness
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Second Stage Theatre's production of Terrence McNally's play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by Peter DuBois, is canceled tonight, November 19, due to an actor illness. A production representative confirmed that the show was also canceled last night, and today's matinee was canceled following the first act. (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...)

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...)

Mad & Merry Theatre Company to Present DAUGHTERS OF LEDA, Begin. 12/11Mad & Merry Theatre Company to Present DAUGHTERS OF LEDA, Begin. 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The Mad & Merry Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of DAUGHTERS OF LEDA, a modern adaptation of greek mythology, written and directed by Madeline Sayet, previews begin December 11th at IRT. Opening night is slated for Saturday, December 13th. (more...)

Stephen Adly Guirgis Honored Tonight at the 2014 'Mimi' AwardsStephen Adly Guirgis Honored Tonight at the 2014 'Mimi' Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Theatre luminaries will gather tonight, November 17, 2014, to to honor acclaimed playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis as he receives the 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting his work will be presented at the 7th Annual 'Mimi' Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Alexis Bledel and More Read Leslye Headland's SIN CYCLE PLAYS at Circle in the Square TodayAlexis Bledel and More Read Leslye Headland's SIN CYCLE PLAYS at Circle in the Square Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Animus Theatre Company presents Leslye Headland's Sin Cycle Plays (Assistance; Bachelorette; Cinephilia; Reverb; Surfer Girl; and The Accidental Blonde) as part of its 2014 Reading Festival series, in association with Circle in the Square Professional Workshop, tonight, November 17, at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. (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...)

GILMORE GIRLS Star Alexis Bledel Joins Next Week's SIN CYCLE PLAYS ReadingGILMORE GIRLS Star Alexis Bledel Joins Next Week's SIN CYCLE PLAYS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Animus Theatre Company is pleased to announce that acclaimed film, television and stage star Alexis Bledel has joined the lineup for Leslye Headland's Sin Cycle Plays (Assistance; Bachelorette; Cinephilia; Reverb; Surfer Girl; and The Accidental Blonde), their 2014 Reading Festival series in association with Circle in the Square Professional Workshop, on Monday, November 17, at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. Bledel will read the role of Veronica in The Accidental Blonde. (more...)

Animus Theatre Co. to Present Reading of Leslye Headland's SIN CYCLE, Nov 17 at Circle In The SquareAnimus Theatre Co. to Present Reading of Leslye Headland's SIN CYCLE, Nov 17 at Circle In The Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Animus Theatre Company is pleased to announce it will be presenting Leslye Headland's Sin Cycle Plays (Assistance; Bachelorette; Cinephilia; Reverb; Surfer Girl; and The Accidental Blonde) as their 2014-2015 Reading Festival on Monday, November 17, at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre, in association with Circle in the Square Professional Workshop. (more...)

New Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Musical Gets Spring 2015 Developmental Lab; Michael Greif Set to DirectNew Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Musical Gets Spring 2015 Developmental Lab; Michael Greif Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

According to an Equity casting notice, a new, still-untitled musical by Tony nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will soon get a NYC developmental lab. The project, described as 'a new musical about connections, lost and found,' features a book by Steven Levenson, and will be directed by Michael Greif. The lab will take place March 9-26, 2015. (more...)

Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust to Celebrate Work of Stephen Adly Guirgis at Seventh Annual 'MIMI' AWARDSHarold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust to Celebrate Work of Stephen Adly Guirgis at Seventh Annual 'MIMI' AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 17, 2014, to to honor acclaimed playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis as he receives the 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting his work will be presented at the 7th Annual 'Mimi' Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Stage Anton Dudley's CITY OF; Performances Begin January 2015Playwrights Realm to Stage Anton Dudley's CITY OF; Performances Begin January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Playwrights Realm will present the world premiere of City Of by Anton Dudley, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar). The production runs January 26 through February 21, 2015 with a February 5 opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning December 29th, 2014. (more...)

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