Second Stage Theatre News

Second Stage's FRIEND ART, Starring Constantine Maroulis, Opens TonightSecond Stage's FRIEND ART, Starring Constantine Maroulis, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre begins the 2016 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, opening today, Thursday, May 26 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Constantine Maroulis & More in Second Stage's FRIEND ARTPhoto Flash: First Look at Constantine Maroulis & More in Second Stage's FRIEND ART
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2016 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger. FRIEND ART will feature ZOE CHAO, AARON COSTA GANIS, ANABELLE LEMIEUX and Tony Award nominee CONSTANTINE MAROULIS (Rock of Ages, 'American Idol'). FRIEND ART will officially open on Thursday, May 26th. (more...)

Breaking News: Pasek & Paul's Hit Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Open on Broadway This Fall!Breaking News: Pasek & Paul's Hit Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Open on Broadway This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced today that the new musical Dear Evan Hansen will begin performances on Broadway in November 2016 at a Shubert theater to-be-announced. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/21/2016
by - May 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/21/2016. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE, 'SOMETHING WICKED' and More Set for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2016 New Works FestivalRajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE, 'SOMETHING WICKED' and More Set for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2016 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2016 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Surprised By Fans Fervent Reaction to WICKED Reunion: 'It Was Really Cool'Kristin Chenoweth Surprised By Fans Fervent Reaction to WICKED Reunion: 'It Was Really Cool'
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

In a new interview with ET to promote her upcoming drama HARD SELL (in theaters and on demand on May 20th), Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth discussed her recent reunion with WICKED co-star Idina Menzel. (more...)

Terrence McNally & Tom Kirdahy Join Philadelphia Theatre Company BoardTerrence McNally & Tom Kirdahy Join Philadelphia Theatre Company Board
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the election of playwright Terrence McNally and Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy to its Board of Directors. In their roles as newly-created Artists Board Members, McNally and Kirdahy will add a national artistic perspective to the Board's fiscal decision-making. (more...)

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Sets 2016-17 SeasonPromethean Theatre Ensemble Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Promethean Ensemble Theatre will enter its second decade with three plays that view characters and stories of the past through the eyes of modern playwrights. Leading off the season in December will be Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Moises Kaufman's 1997 biographical play about playwright Oscar Wilde's 1895 trials and ultimate conviction for the crime of homosexuality. Promethean Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director Brian Pastor will direct. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/10/2016 - 5/17/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 5/10/2016 - 5/17/2016
by - May 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/10/2016 - 5/17/2016. (more...)

Theater Project Receives NEA GrantTheater Project Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The award-winning professional company The Theater Project has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce the musical CROWNS at its home base in Maplewood's Burgdorff Center for the Arts. Tickets, group rates and information are available at www.thetheaterproject.org. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

19 Musical Theatre Writers Announced for This Summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat19 Musical Theatre Writers Announced for This Summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans announced the 19 writers and 9 new musicals selected for this summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat residencies.  For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 26, each writing team will have a weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their new musical. This year's writers include New York Drama Critics award winner Brian Crawley, Tony nominee Hunter Foster, 2016 Kleban award winner Daniel Goldstein, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist Michele Lowe, Arlen award winner Georgia Stitt, Fred Ebb award winner Adam Gwon, and New Dramatists Loewe Award winner Sarah Hammond. The 9 musicals were selected from among 95 applicants by a distinguished panel: Kent Nicholson of Playwrights Horizons, Donna Lynn Hilton of Goodspeed Musicals, Barbara Pasternack of Theatreworks USA, Steve Stettler of Weston Playhouse, Mara Isaacs of Octopus Theatricals, Drama Desk nominated composer Neil Bartram, and Robert Zukerman, former Director of Theatre at the New York State Council on the Arts.  (more...)

BWW Interview: A New Kind of Art- Constantine Maroulis Is Ready to Make His Mark in Non-Musical DebutBWW Interview: A New Kind of Art- Constantine Maroulis Is Ready to Make His Mark in Non-Musical Debut
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2016

You probably know him as the vulnerable musician with big dreams in ROCK OF AGES or perhaps the the most charismatic contestant of AMERICAN IDOL's fourth season. But Constantine Maroulis is much more than just a big voice, and this spring he's out to prove it. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/14/2016
by - May 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/14/2016. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Headed to Broadway NextRialto Chatter: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Headed to Broadway Next
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's critically acclaimed musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, is currently enjoying a sold out run that comes to an Off-Broadway end on Sunday, May 29th. The show has been rumored for a transfer since it opened to rave reviews, a move confirmed today by the show's lead producer Stacey Mindich, speaking today at a Syracuse University graduation ceremony.  (more...)

BWW TV: Evan Hansen Has Arrived! Go Inside Second Stage's Starry Opening NightBWW TV: Evan Hansen Has Arrived! Go Inside Second Stage's Starry Opening Night
by Randy Rainbow - May 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and we're taking inside the celebration below! (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Sets DEAR EVAN HANSEN Benefit PerformanceSecond Stage Theatre Sets DEAR EVAN HANSEN Benefit Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's critically acclaimed musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, will add one performance on Sunday, May 22 at 8pm to its completely sold out run.  Tickets for this special benefit performance are $500.  All proceeds will fund Second Stage Theatre's educational initiatives, including free student matinees and internships.  The limited run of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will conclude on Sunday, May 29th. (more...)

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Announces 2016-2017 LineupColorado Springs Fine Arts Center Announces 2016-2017 Lineup
by Louisa Brady - May 7, 2016

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) has announced the line?up for the 2016?2017 season which starts Sept. 1 and will include world?renowned artists such as James Surls, life?changing workshops like the Military Artistic Healing program, and award?winning theatre productions such as Shrek: The Musical. (more...)

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