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STAGE TUBE: Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss Sing 'Only Us' from DEAR EVAN HANSENSTAGE TUBE: Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss Sing 'Only Us' from DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will soon present Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) in the original world-premiere musical debuting this summer. The production, by Tony Award-nominated composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight; A Christmas Story, The Musical) and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson(Masters of Sex), is directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (If/Then, Next to Normal, Rent) and will run July 10-August 23, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. Below, go inside the rehearsal room with Platt and Laura Dreyfuss as they sing 'Only Us.' (more...)

Summer Stages: An Exciting Summer of Theatre in Washington, DC Lies Ahead!Summer Stages: An Exciting Summer of Theatre in Washington, DC Lies Ahead!
by Jennifer Perry - May 28, 2015

One of the fabulous things about living in the Washington, DC Metro Area is that opportunities to see theatre - and good theatre at that - exist throughout the year. The summer is no exception. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ben Platt Performs From New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSENSTAGE TUBE: Ben Platt Performs From New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2015

Broadway's Ben Platt recently stunned a packed audience with a number from the new Pasek & Paul musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN prior to a special screening of PITCH PERFECT 2. Check out his performance below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage - It's Mesmerizing, Mysterious, and MemorableBWW Reviews: THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage - It's Mesmerizing, Mysterious, and Memorable
by Charles Shubow - May 13, 2015

World Premiere by Katori Hall examines the lives of four half-sisters and how they deal with the passing of their mother. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets Complete ANT Fest 2015 LineupArs Nova Sets Complete ANT Fest 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

 Ars Nova has announced the lineup for its 8th Annual ANT Fest, running June 1 - 26.  This year's festival of all new talent features four nonstop weeks of comedy, music & theater mash-ups, and invites audiences on a nightly adventure with the next wave of breakthrough artists at Ars Nova.  A complete lineup is listed below. (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena StageRachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, announces the full cast and creative team for Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Raul Castillo, Cory Michael Smith & More Set for Roundabout's 2015 Underground Reading SeriesRaul Castillo, Cory Michael Smith & More Set for Roundabout's 2015 Underground Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced casting for the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

THE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 SeasonTHE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger to Host Colt Coer's Celebration of Play-Making Workshop with Brooklyn StudentsCelia Keenan-Bolger to Host Colt Coer's Celebration of Play-Making Workshop with Brooklyn Students
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Celia Keenan-Bolger (The Glass Menagerie) will join Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Dry Land, Colt Coeur), Genesis Oliver (Everything is Ours, Colt Coeur), Matt Stadelmann (SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN, Colt Coeur), Katya Campbell (How to Make Friends and then Kill Them, Rattlestick) and other Colt Coeur company members in a performance of new plays by Brooklyn public school students ages 11 to 15. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA TonightPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for Ars Nova's Night Celebrating Bridget EverettPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for Ars Nova's Night Celebrating Bridget Everett
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

Ben Platt to Lead World Premiere of New Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena StageBen Platt to Lead World Premiere of New Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) will star in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen, the original world-premiere musical debuting this summer. (more...)

Colt Coeur Commissions Original Play from Amelia Roper for 2015-16 SeasonColt Coeur Commissions Original Play from Amelia Roper for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Thanks to the generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Brooklyn-based theatre company Colt Coeur (Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel, Everything is Ours, by Nikole Beckwith) has commissioned playwright Amelia Roper to create an original play over the next year, with an eye towards production in the company's 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Roundabout Underground's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD Opens TonightRoundabout Underground's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Roundabout Underground world-premiere production of Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin. The world premiere of Little Children Dream of God began preview performances Off-Broadway on January 24 and officially opens tonight, February 17, 2015 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5, 2015. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces 2015/16 Season Including Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OLIVER!, World Premiere Plays & MoreArena Stage Announces 2015/16 Season Including Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OLIVER!, World Premiere Plays & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Artistic Director Molly Smith has announced the 2015/16 season lineup for the 66th season at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

World Premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino's UGLY LIES THE BONE Set for Roundabout UndergroundWorld Premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino's UGLY LIES THE BONE Set for Roundabout Underground
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the next Roundabout Underground production, the world premiere of Ugly Lies the Bone, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor. Ugly Lies the Bone, which was presented as part of last year's Underground Reading Series at Roundabout, is the first-ever recipient of a Special Citation of Excellence from The Laurents / Hatcher Foundation. The cast and creative team will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Roundabout Underground's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD Begins Performances TomorrowRoundabout Underground's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Roundabout Underground world-premiere production of Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin, directed by Giovanna Sardelli, and featuring Gilbert Cruz (Manuel), Carl Hendrick Louis (Toussaint and Man), Maurice Jones (Joel), Chris Myers (Vishal), Deirdre O'Connell (Carolyn), Carra Patterson (Sula) and Crystal Lucas-Perry (Madison). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of Roundabout's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD Meets the PressPhoto Coverage: Cast of Roundabout's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the world-premiere production of Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin, directed by Giovanna Sardelli. It will feature Gilbert Cruz (Manuel), Dashiell Eaves (Trevor), Carl Hendrick Louis (Toussaint and Man),Maurice Jones (Joel), Chris Myers (Vishal), Deirdre O'Connell (Carolyn), Carra Patterson (Sula) and Crystal Lucas-Perry (Madison). The company just met the press and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of Roundabout's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GODFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of Roundabout's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the world-premiere production of Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin, directed by Giovanna Sardelli. It will feature Gilbert Cruz (Manuel), Dashiell Eaves (Trevor), Carl Hendrick Louis (Toussaint and Man),Maurice Jones (Joel), Chris Myers (Vishal), Deirdre O'Connell (Carolyn), Carra Patterson (Sula) and Crystal Lucas-Perry (Madison). THe company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the special event below! (more...)

New Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Musical Gets Spring 2015 Developmental Lab; Michael Greif Set to DirectNew Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Musical Gets Spring 2015 Developmental Lab; Michael Greif Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

According to an Equity casting notice, a new, still-untitled musical by Tony nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will soon get a NYC developmental lab. The project, described as 'a new musical about connections, lost and found,' features a book by Steven Levenson, and will be directed by Michael Greif. The lab will take place March 9-26, 2015. (more...)

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