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Artistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J DismissalArtistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J Dismissal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In an unprecedented display of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, an open letter has been issued in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. The letter, released earlier today represents the views of top theater brass from coast-to-coast, who believe that his dismissal was an act of politically motivated censorship in retaliation for Roth's choice to produce and publicly defend challenging and provocative work. (more...)

Breaking News: Renée Fleming Will Make Broadway Debut in Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LIVING ON LOVE; Opens in April 2015!Breaking News: Renée Fleming Will Make Broadway Debut in Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LIVING ON LOVE; Opens in April 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Producers Scott Landis and Philip Morgaman have confirmed that 4-time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring in the new comedy Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. The production begins performances on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and will open on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Living on Love will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015.Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 29, 2014. (more...)

Signature Theatre & Field Day's A PARTICLE OF DREAD Enters Final Two Weeks of PerformancesSignature Theatre & Field Day's A PARTICLE OF DREAD Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Signature Theatre and Field Day's by Sam Shepard, directed by Nancy Meckler, begins its final two weeks of performances and will play through Sunday, January 4, 2015 only. The production opened to critical acclaim on Sunday, November 23 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

No Rules Theatre Co. Presents IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, 1/7-25No Rules Theatre Co. Presents IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, 1/7-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

No Rules Theatre Co. offers a cure to the winter blues with a witty modern day love story. In Love And Warcraft, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by NRTC Artistic Director Joshua Morgan, chronicles the hilarious happenings when the two worlds of online gaming and in person relationships collide on a college campus. Performances are January 7 to 25 in the The Ark at Signature Theatre, Arlington. Tickets are $25 to $38 and available at www.norulestheatre.org or through the box office at (703) 820-9771. (more...)

DEATHTRAP at Everyman Theatre - HO HO HO...A Whodunit for the Holidays!DEATHTRAP at Everyman Theatre - HO HO HO...A Whodunit for the Holidays!
by Charles Shubow - Dec 19, 2014

Ira Levin murder mystery is packed with mayhem and macabre. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Wichita AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Wichita Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Wichita Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Hartford Stage's Maxwell Williams Appointed Artistic Director of Le Petit TheatreHartford Stage's Maxwell Williams Appointed Artistic Director of Le Petit Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Board of Governors of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre announced the hiring of Maxwell Williams, Associate Artistic Director of the highly regarded Hartford Stage in Connecticut, as the theatre's new Artistic Director. Williams has been a member of the Hartford Stage artistic team for several years, serving as Associate Artistic Director for the past three seasons. Hartford Stage seasons regularly include world premieres of plays and musicals by established and emerging writers, including the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful and the recent Broadway hit, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. (more...)

Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz to Celebrate Release of New Album at BirdlandAlysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz to Celebrate Release of New Album at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Alysha Umphress, currently starring in the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, and Tony Award-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz will celebrate their new album, I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz with a concert at Birdland (315 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036) on January 5, 2015 at 7pm. Tickets are available now at www.birdlandjazz.com. (more...)

Bowman Wright Joins Cast of Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY IIBowman Wright Joins Cast of Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Bowman Wright, last seen as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Arena Stage's The Mountaintop, will tackle the role of King in August Wilson's classic drama King Hedley II at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Wright joins the previously announced E. Faye Butler as Ruby. Under the direction of Timothy Douglas, King Hedley II runs February 6-March 8, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 17th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 17th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 17, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Two weeks of voting left for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! The 'Annie' film and 'The Merry Widow' open, 'Patsy Cline' extends, 'Sherlock Holmes' sings, 'Cupid' has a heart, and MCL Chicago, Drury Lane Oakbrook and Black Ensemble Theater plan new works for 2015, including 'Beaches' and a tribute to Roger Ebert! (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Victoria Mayo Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Victoria Mayo Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Wichita Awards - Ian Patrick Gibb Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Wichita Awards - Ian Patrick Gibb Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Wichita Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Offers Winter Weather Guarantee, Jan-March 2015MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Offers Winter Weather Guarantee, Jan-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, which has been extended through Spring 2015, announces an unprecedented Winter Weather Guarantee. From January-March 2015, Million Dollar Quartet will exchange previously purchased tickets if inclement weather makes it difficult, or impossible, to travel to the theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Grisetti, Matthew James Thomas, Adam Kantor and the Cast of Sheryl Crow's DINER at Signature Theatre!Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Grisetti, Matthew James Thomas, Adam Kantor and the Cast of Sheryl Crow's DINER at Signature Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena StageGregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes battles one of his greatest mysteries to date at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a world-premiere adaptation from Tony Award-winning playwright Ludwig (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor). Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved The Hound of the Baskervilles, this fast-paced comedic tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Arena Stage's The Fantasticks) as part of Arena Stage's 65th anniversary season. A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs January 16-February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical Begins Performances Tonight in D.C.Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical Begins Performances Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow. The production begins performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre tonight, December 9. It will play for six and a half weeks, through January 25. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Men of Signature Theatre's DINER - Opening Tonight!STAGE TUBE: Meet the Men of Signature Theatre's DINER - Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award«-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award« winner Sheryl Crow. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award« WinnerKathleen Marshall (Broadway's Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), the ensemble piece will feature Whitney Bashor (Barbara; Broadway's Bridges of Madison County and Signature's The Hollow), Bryan Fenkart (Modell; Broadway's Memphis), Aaron Finley (Billy; Broadway's Rock of Ages),Josh Grisetti (Shrevie; Off-Broadway's Enter Laughing), Erika Henningsen (Beth; Show Boat: Live from Lincoln Center with the NY Philharmonic), Derek Klena (Boogie; Broadway's Wicked, The Bridges of Madison County and Second Stage'sDogfight), Adam Kantor (Eddie; Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal and Second Stage's The Last Five Years), Tess Soltau(Elyse; Broadway's The Addams Family), Matthew James Thomas (Fenwick; Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,Pippin), and John Schiappa (Older Boogie; Broadway's Rocky, The Other Place, Wicked). (more...)

Signature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO Enters Final Week Off-BroadwaySignature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO Enters Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Signature Theatre's world premiere of Katori Hall's Our Lady of Kibeho, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, will play its final eight performances this week through Sunday, December 14th only. The production opened to critical acclaim on Sunday, November 16 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

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