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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Tonight at Goodman TheatreBranden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

What is newsworthy? What lives have value? Does ambition compromise morals? MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins explores these questions and more in Gloria. Directed by Evan Cabnet, Gloria made its Off-Broadway debut in 2015 at the Vineyard Theater. The complete cast and creative team reunite for the Chicago premiere at the Goodman. (more...)

Save 20% to James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING starring Debra Monk, Boyd Gaines in Washington DCSave 20% to James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING starring Debra Monk, Boyd Gaines in Washington DC
by Contests - Broadway - Jan 23, 2017

A world premiere comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George). Mrs. Miller can't sing- but don't tell her that. Based on the real life story of Elva Miller, whose operatic off-key singing became an unlikely pop phenomenon of the 1960s, this delightful comedy is simply irresistible. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/21/2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/21/2017. (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The LightBWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The Light
by Keith Waits - Jan 21, 2017

On a rainy January 19, at 5:30 p.m. on the steps in front of Actors Theatre of Louisville, members of the Louisville theatre community took part in launching a nation-wide initiative entitled The Ghost Light Project. Besides Actors Theatre, there were representatives from other local companies such as Kentucky Shakespeare, Looking for Lilith, The Liminal Playhouse, Theatre [502], the University of Louisville's African American Theatre Program, among others. (more...)

All Aboard The Washington Stage Guild's LAST TRAIN TO NIBROCAll Aboard The Washington Stage Guild's LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Washington Stage Guild continues its 30th anniversary season with a pearl of a romantic comedy, Arlene Hutton's charming LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC. On the train carrying F. Scott Fitzgerald's and Nathaniel West's coffins across the country, a young couple, each returning home from unexpected disappointment, begins a journey to life together that takes several detours, in this WWII-era story of thwarted dreams that lead to unexpected opportunities.  (more...)

Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott to Lead A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Benefit for HB StudioAustin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott to Lead A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Benefit for HB Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

HB Studio, one of New York's most esteemed institutions for theater training and practice, will present an exclusive HB alumni benefit reading of A Life In The Theatre by DAVID MAMET, featuring the extraordinary talents of Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Host Behind-the-Scenes Events for THE GREAT SOCIETY and THE ORIGINALISTAsolo Rep to Host Behind-the-Scenes Events for THE GREAT SOCIETY and THE ORIGINALIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Get rare insights into the artistic process, hear directly from the people responsible for producing Asolo Repertory Theatre's THE GREAT SOCIETY and THE ORIGINALIST, and engage in stimulating discussion inspired by the plays' themes and issues. (more...)

Nick Blaemire Signs on for 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED!' at Le Poisson RougeNick Blaemire Signs on for 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED!' at Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Nick Blaemire (just off of Tick,Tick,...Boom! off-Broadway) is joining Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) in the cast of 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' for their second show at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) on January 22 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera HouseBWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

MTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDSMTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS, a new rock musical with book, music and additional lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen and book, archival research, and adapted text by Jessica Kahkoska, direction by Austin Regan and musical direction by Luke McGinnis, January 23 at 7pm at the Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

John Caswell Jr. Named Page 73's 2017 Playwriting FellowJohn Caswell Jr. Named Page 73's 2017 Playwriting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Page 73 Productions (Page 73) has named John J. Caswell Jr. the 2017 P73 Playwriting Fellow. Selected from over 400 applicants, Caswell will receive a $10,000 award and additional $10,000 budgeted for developing several new plays over the course of the year. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at the Hippodrome Theatre Hosts 'The Farewell Tour' ImpressivelyBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at the Hippodrome Theatre Hosts 'The Farewell Tour' Impressively
by Charles Shubow - Jan 18, 2017

ABBA musical hits the right notes and audiences continue to love it!!!! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 16, 2017 - All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More!Broadway AM Report, January 16, 2017 - All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 16, 2017

This weekend's big news: The American Pops celebrates '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with a slew of stars in D.C. and 'WRITERS RESIST: #LouderTogether' takes place on the steps of the New York Public Library this Sunday! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Wichita Awards Winners Announced - Julia Faust Wins Two Awards!2016 BroadwayWorld Wichita Awards Winners Announced - Julia Faust Wins Two Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Wichita winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Visit with the Cast of Signature Theatre's TITANICPhoto Coverage: A Visit with the Cast of Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Walter McBride - Jan 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World PremiereBerkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Erin Markey, Shaina Taub, Ike Ufomadu and More Join Joe's Pub Working GroupErin Markey, Shaina Taub, Ike Ufomadu and More Join Joe's Pub Working Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public announces the new class of Joe's Pub Working Group (JPWG), formerly known as "Pub Club," the venue's artist development program dedicated to enhancing the career sustainability and growth of performing artists. (more...)

Boyd Gaines Joins Debra Monk in James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature TheatreBoyd Gaines Joins Debra Monk in James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tony Award-winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy, Contact, and She Loves Me) is set to star opposite Emmy and Tony Award-winner Debra Monk (Curtains, ABC's Grey's Anatomy and NYPD Blue) in the world premiere of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Winners Announced - Justine Icy Moral, Tim MacDonald, Kimberly Gilbert and More!2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Winners Announced - Justine Icy Moral, Tim MacDonald, Kimberly Gilbert and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Washington, DC winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf TheatreCast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

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