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O'Neill National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Steps Down After 40 yearsO'Neill National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Steps Down After 40 years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that Paulette Haupt, founding Artistic Director of its National Music Theater Conference, will step down following the 2017 season, after 40 years leading the program. The program began in 1978 after George C. White, founder of the O'Neill, invited Ms. Haupt to launch a new development program for music theater, in a similar mold to the O'Neill's groundbreaking National Playwrights Conference, launched in 1964. (more...)

Arts Integrity Initiative Publishes Warren Leight's UNION SQUARE INCIDENT OnlineArts Integrity Initiative Publishes Warren Leight's UNION SQUARE INCIDENT Online
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Union Square Incident, a short play by Warren Leight that premiered on November 14 as part of 'The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway,' was published online today at the website of the Arts Integrity Initiative, a program of The New School of Drama at The New School College of Performing Arts. (more...)

Jeanine Tesori Speaks to Students: 'There is No Difference Between the World and What We Bring Onto The Stage'Jeanine Tesori Speaks to Students: 'There is No Difference Between the World and What We Bring Onto The Stage'
by Nora Dominick - Nov 7, 2016

On November 4th, Jeanine Tesori was the keynote speaker at the 4th annual STAGE THE CHANGE: THEATRE AS A SOCIAL VOICE event. The event was co-sponsored by the Tilles Center at Long Island University and the Happauge Public Schools. Tesori spoke to over 500 area high school students.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Kellie Williams - Ham4Ham ObituaryBWW Blog: Kellie Williams - Ham4Ham Obituary
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - Sep 2, 2016

On Wednesday August 31st, 2016, Rory O'Malley hosted Hamilton's last live lottery drawing show. The popular tradition had only been around for just over a year, but in that year it won the hearts of many Hamilfans just looking for their shot at the hottest ticket in town. Although it is truly sad to see Ham4Ham go, I choose to celebrate its short but illustrious life.  (more...)

2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announces Six Winning Plays2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announces Six Winning Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Samuel French has announced the winners of the 2016 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Supports Quiara Alegria Hudes' Response To Controversial IN THE HEIGHTS CastingLin-Manuel Miranda Supports Quiara Alegria Hudes' Response To Controversial IN THE HEIGHTS Casting
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

The white actor of Italian descent defends his being cast as Usnavi. (more...)

The Apothetae and Lark Initiative to Present TELETHON!The Apothetae and Lark Initiative to Present TELETHON!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Apothetae, a theater company dedicated to the production of full-length plays that explore and illuminate the 'Disabled Experience,' and The Lark, an international theater laboratory based in New York City, are thrilled to announce their partnership in launching The Apothetae and Lark Initiative. (more...)

Playwrights George Brant, Gretchen Cryer & Josh Harmon Among Judges for 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalPlaywrights George Brant, Gretchen Cryer & Josh Harmon Among Judges for 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, takes place August 9 - 14 at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). Chosen from 1,500 submissions from the U.S. and abroad, 30 finalist plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length, will be presented. (more...)

Samuel French 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Kicks Off TomorrowSamuel French 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, takes place August 9 - 14 at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: New Pics of Broadway Theatre Remains Found Under Former Toys 'R' Us SitePHOTO FLASH: New Pics of Broadway Theatre Remains Found Under Former Toys 'R' Us Site
by Michael Dale - Aug 5, 2016

Photos show what appears to be the stage and orchestra pit the Olympia Theatre. (more...)

TEENAGE DICK, BOOK OF WILL and More Set for HVSF2 SeriesTEENAGE DICK, BOOK OF WILL and More Set for HVSF2 Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has announced the lineup for its popular new works series, HVSF2. (more...)

Playwrights George Brant, Gretchen Cryer & Josh Harmon Among Judges for 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalPlaywrights George Brant, Gretchen Cryer & Josh Harmon Among Judges for 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, takes place August 9 - 14 at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). Chosen from 1,500 submissions from the U.S. and abroad, 30 finalist plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length, will be presented. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Top 100 Tweeters to Follow in 2016BroadwayWorld's Top 100 Tweeters to Follow in 2016
by Alan Henry - Aug 1, 2016

I'm a huge fan of Twitter and Broadway - and for me, as someone who doesn't live in NYC, those two go hand in hand. Using social media I've been able to stay connected with everything happening in the New York theatre community and make some great friends along the way. (more...)

PHOTO: Broadway Theatre Remains Found Under Former Toys 'R' Us SitePHOTO: Broadway Theatre Remains Found Under Former Toys 'R' Us Site
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2016

Workers uncover what may be the orchestra pit of the Olympia Theatre. (more...)

TEENAGE DICK, BOOK OF WILL and More Set for HVSF2 SeriesTEENAGE DICK, BOOK OF WILL and More Set for HVSF2 Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has announced the lineup for its popular new works series, HVSF2. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Enormous Crowd Gathers For This Afternoon's HAMILTON LotteryPHOTO FLASH: Enormous Crowd Gathers For This Afternoon's HAMILTON Lottery
by Michael Dale - Jun 15, 2016

Today's #Ham4Ham live lottery is the first since the musical's 11 Tony wins. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lea Salonga, David Henry Hwang, Ann Harada, More Share #MyYellowfaceStoryTWITTER WATCH: Lea Salonga, David Henry Hwang, Ann Harada, More Share #MyYellowfaceStory
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The hashtag sharing stories of discrimination is being used in adjunct to the upcoming forum 'Beyond Orientalism.' (more...)

Fordham University Will Host BEYOND ORIENTALISM Public Forum on Race and Identity in TheatreFordham University Will Host BEYOND ORIENTALISM Public Forum on Race and Identity in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

How can the creative community advance race equity in the theatre? How do artists and producers agree to work together to eradicate yellowface and brownface? What are lessons learned that can be shared? On Monday, May 2nd, 2016, at 7 pm, Beyond Orientalism: The Forum will be held at Fordham University's Pope Auditorium to explore these vital questions. This interactive public event, in which every attendee will play a role and have a voice, features panel conversations, a breakout session, and multimedia components, more than just a series of talking heads. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Gets Steamy with SEX WITH STRANGERS TodayPhiladelphia Theatre Company Gets Steamy with SEX WITH STRANGERS Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company's next production promises to excite with SEX WITH STRANGERS by Laura Eason, beginning today, April 8, where it will continue through May 8 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by David Saint, the production features Kyle Coffman as the young, brash writer Ethan Kane and JoAnna Rhinehart as novelist and teacher Olivia Lago. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daphne Rubin-Vega and Adam Pascal Reunite for 'Light My Candle' at DISASTER!STAGE TUBE: Daphne Rubin-Vega and Adam Pascal Reunite for 'Light My Candle' at DISASTER!
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2016

After tonight's performance of Disaster!, RENT co-star Daphne Rubin-Vega joined Adam Pascal to sing 'Light My Candle' from RENT to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Check out the video below! (more...)

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