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Review Roundup: THE OTHER THING Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: THE OTHER THING Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - May 21, 2015

THE OTHER THING, written by Emily Schwend and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, makes its world premiere at Second Stage tonight, May 21, following previews from May 12. The production runs through June 7, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/21/2015 - Outer Critics Circle Gala, THE OTHER THING, EVER AFTER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/21/2015 - Outer Critics Circle Gala, THE OTHER THING, EVER AFTER and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Awards season continues at Sardi's, THE SOUND AND THE FURY & THE OTHER THING open off-Broadway, EVER AFTER starts up at Paper Mill and more! (more...)

Second Stage Uptown's Ghostly THE OTHER THING Opens TonightSecond Stage Uptown's Ghostly THE OTHER THING Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

THE OTHER THING, written by Emily Schwend and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, makes its world premiere at Second Stage tonight, May 21, following previews from May 12. The production runs through June 7, 2015. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Orbital ATK Supports U.S. Air Force and NASA Technology Demonstration MissionsOrbital ATK Supports U.S. Air Force and NASA Technology Demonstration Missions
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

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Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Second Stage's THE WAY WE GET BY!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Second Stage's THE WAY WE GET BY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production began previews on April 28, 2015 and officially opened last night, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. Check out highlights of the duo in action below! (more...)

Original Cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Reunite for 10th Anniversary Benefit ConcertOriginal Cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Reunite for 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The nine original cast members of the hit Broadway musical, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jose Llana, Jay Reiss, and Sarah Saltzberg - will reunite for a special one-night-only 10 Year Anniversary benefit concert on Monday, July 6 at 7:30pm at Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). Benefit tickets, priced $50, $100, $150, $250, and $500 are available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Tickets to DIRTY DANCING National Tour at Smith Center on Sale 5/22Tickets to DIRTY DANCING National Tour at Smith Center on Sale 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Smith Center announced today that individual tickets for the Las Vegas premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play Reynolds Hall July 14-19, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski Celebrate Opening Night of THE WAY WE GET BYPhoto Coverage: Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski Celebrate Opening Night of THE WAY WE GET BY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production began previews on April 28, 2015 and officially opened last night, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: HAMILTON and BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Win at the Drama Critics Circle Awards!Photo Coverage: HAMILTON and BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Win at the Drama Critics Circle Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2015

The New York Drama Critics' Circle previously named Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, best play of the 2014-15 season. Hamilton was named best musical. The selections were made at the organization's 80th annual voting meeting, at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan. The awards were presented at a private cocktail reception last night, May 19. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special celebration below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: BRETT RYBACK from Original Cast of Murder For Two To Play GeffenBWW Interviews: BRETT RYBACK from Original Cast of Murder For Two To Play Geffen
by Don Grigware - May 20, 2015

Explain briefly about the musical.  Murder for Two is a two person murder mystery, where one guy plays the wanna-be detective, and the other guy plays all the suspects, and the both play the piano. How did it get started? If I remember correctly, you first started off-Broadway, ran a while and then returned after a brief absence due to overwhelming popularity? That's correct. We began at Second Stage Uptown, had an extended, sold-out run, and then transferred after a brief hiatus to New World Stages for a commercial run. All told, the show ran about a year in New York, before hitting the road in a tour. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE WAY WE GET BY Opens at Second StageReview Roundup: THE WAY WE GET BY Opens at Second Stage
by Review Roundups - May 19, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of Neil LaBute's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman, the production opens tonight, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE MOUSE THAT ROARED, 6/6-7Bergen County Players to Present THE MOUSE THAT ROARED, 6/6-7
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Bergen County Players is thrilled to present the final production of its 2014-2015 season, 'The Mouse That Roared', adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel and directed by Lynne Lupfer. 'The Mouse That Roared', the second and final Second Stage production of the season, will be performed only on Saturday, June 6th at 8 pm and Sunday, June 7th at 2 pm at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. A limited number of tickets are available to be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/19/2015 - Drama Critics Circle Awards, THE WAY WE GET BY, ELEPHANT MAN in London and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/19/2015 - Drama Critics Circle Awards, THE WAY WE GET BY, ELEPHANT MAN in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's a busy Tuesday with Criss hosting BROADWAY JUNIOR, the NY Drama Critics Circle Awards, 'HOW TO SUCCEED' with Groff and THE ELEPHANT MAN with Cooper in London, and three off-Broadway beginnings! (more...)

THE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second StageTHE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production began previews on April 28, 2015 and officially opens tonight, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

2015 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards Go to HAMILTON and More Tonight2015 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards Go to HAMILTON and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The New York Drama Critics' Circle previously named Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, best play of the 2014-15 season. Hamilton was named best musical. The selections were made at the organization's 80th annual voting meeting, at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan. The awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception tonight, May 19. (more...)

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