Second Stage News

Regional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on BroadwayRegional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2017

Broadway shows are made, not born. Though the polished final product of a Broadway show seems to land before our very eyes as if put there by some divine circumstance, the life of the average show before it makes its way to New York is long. (more...)

Photo Flash: Molly Ringwald, Amy Spanger, Cast of TICK, TICK...BOOM! and More Celebrate Victoria Leacock Hoffman at Keen Company GalaPhoto Flash: Molly Ringwald, Amy Spanger, Cast of TICK, TICK...BOOM! and More Celebrate Victoria Leacock Hoffman at Keen Company Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Victoria Leacock Hoffman was a long-time collaborator of Jonathan Larson and original producer of tick, tick...BOOM! To salute her vision and incredible contribution to musical theatre history, Keen Company's gala evening included extraordinary performances by stars of stage and screen, celebrating Victoria's legacy! Featuring performances by Molly Ringwald, Amy Spanger and the cast of tick, tick...BOOM!: Nick Blaemire, George Salazar, & Ciara Renee. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

THE 39 STEPS, VIOLET and More Set for Actors Co-op's 2017-18 SeasonTHE 39 STEPS, VIOLET and More Set for Actors Co-op's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Actors Co-Op (Ovation Winner 2014 Best Production of a Musical (Intimate Theatre) has announced its 26th Season of shows! Opening with Patrick Barlow's great piece of theatrical fun, based on the mystery thriller revised as a farce THE 39 STEPS; followed by the beloved Kaufman and Hart comedy classic THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER. In 2018 we will take A WALK IN THE WOODS by Lee Blessing; followed by Robert Bolts' 'must see' historical drama A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS; the 2017 - 2018 Season closes with the multi-award winning powerhouse musical VIOLET, book and lyrics Brian Crawley, music by Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews begin June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICKLookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 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...)

The Broadway League 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS Honor Excellence in Broadway TouringThe Broadway League 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS Honor Excellence in Broadway Touring
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on Tuesday, May 16 during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD Continues with Kevin Mambo In US Senate Hearing On Russian Interference In The 2016 ElectionAMERICAN SCOREBOARD Continues with Kevin Mambo In US Senate Hearing On Russian Interference In The 2016 Election
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Emmy Award Winning Actor Kevin Mambo (Venus, Color Purple, FELA! title role) has been cast to read the role of intelligence expert Clint Watts in the continuing AMERICAN SCOREBOARD series' reading of the US Senate Intelligence Hearing on Russian Interference in the 2016 Election.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Refuge Theatre Project presents THINGS TO RUINPhoto Flash: Refuge Theatre Project presents THINGS TO RUIN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, whose High Fidelity: The Musical is with eight nominations one of the top nominees in the upcoming non-Equity Jeff Awards, will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Natascia DiazBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2017

Today's subject Natascia Diaz is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing the whore with a heart Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Joe Calarco. The production runs through July 2nd. Previously she appeared at Signature in West Side Story, The Threepenny Opera (2015 Hayes Award nomination), and Kiss of the Spider Woman. (more...)

Two New Play Commissions Announced at Artists RepTwo New Play Commissions Announced at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre has extended two play commissions, as part of the company's ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S). (more...)

Theatre Communications Group Publishes DEAR EVAN HANSENTheatre Communications Group Publishes DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Dear Evan Hansen, with a book by Steven Levenson and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Dear Evan Hansen premiered at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. the summer of 2015, with a subsequent Off Broadway run at Second Stage the spring of 2016 and transfer to Broadway in the fall of the same year where it's currently running. The original musical earned nine Tony Award nominations this season. (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. Opening at Artisan Center TheaterJAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. Opening at Artisan Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artisan Children's Theater proudly presents JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. at its 148 seat Second Stage facility.  The theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.  The show runs Saturday, June 3, 2017 through Saturday, July 8, 2017.  Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00am and 12:00pm. No performance July 4. Reserved seating tickets are $7.00 for children 12 and under and $11.00 for adults.  The box office number is 817-284-1200.  More information can be found on the website at ArtisanCT.com. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/22/2017This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/22/2017
by - May 22, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/22/2017. (more...)

Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of DirectorsDisney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to StageBroadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - May 20, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Korins, and Japhy Weideman, who acted as scenic and lighting designers for Broadway's emotional triumph, Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Annie Russell Theatre Announces 85th Season - Join the Movement!Annie Russell Theatre Announces 85th Season - Join the Movement!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Annie Russell Theatre, the longest running theatre in Central Florida, announces their 85th season! Running September 2017 through April 2018, the season is inspired by acts of revolution and resistance, big and small. (more...)

Navy Veteran Producing Military Musical 'DEPLOYED' in Concert for Fleet WeekNavy Veteran Producing Military Musical 'DEPLOYED' in Concert for Fleet Week
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM (Fleet Week) will be hosting the production of Natalie Lovejoys' DEPLOYED: A NEW MUSICAL IN CONCERT. This celebrated new production will perform selections from the show at the INTREPID MUSEUM, Pier 86, W 46th St and 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036 on Sunday, May 28 at 1:30pm & 4:30pm. (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

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