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VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek and Justin Paul On Creating The Sound Of LonelinessVIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek and Justin Paul On Creating The Sound Of Loneliness
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

Lonely introverts like the title character of the Broadway bound DEAR EVAN HANSEN are not often found at the center of musical, but in past projects like their scores for DOGFIGHT and A CHRISTMAS STORY, composer/lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have shown a keen ability to write songs that get to the hearts of characters. (more...)

Photo Flash: You Will Be Found! DEAR EVAN HANSEN Unveils Broadway PosterPhoto Flash: You Will Be Found! DEAR EVAN HANSEN Unveils Broadway Poster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The highly anticipated Broadway premiere of the original musical Dear Evan Hansen begins previews on Monday, November 14, 2016 and will officially open at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Star Ben Platt just took to Instagram to unveil the show's official Broadway artwork - check it out below! (more...)

Zainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs SeriesZainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

MCC Theater - which this fall celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season as one of New York's leading Off-Broadway theater companies - has announced the 2016 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Jocelyn Bioh, MCC Youth Company alum Xavier Galva, Ted Malawer, and Eric Micha Holmes. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

We're So in Love! Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase to Star in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit ConcertWe're So in Love! Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase to Star in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's HistoryStarry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

Carmen M. Herlihy, Brooke Bloom & More Join Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COMECarmen M. Herlihy, Brooke Bloom & More Join Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the cast for the first new play of Roundabout Underground's newly expanded 2016-2017 season. The world-premiere production of Kingdom Come by Jenny Rachel Weiner will be directed by Kip Fagan, as part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season, and will feature Brooke Bloom (Layne), Carmen M. Herlihy (Samantha Carlin), Alex Hernandez (Dominick Aquendo), Socorro Santiago (Delores Aquendo) and Stephanie Styles (Suz). (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Offers Beautiful Platt's-Eye View of Belasco TheatrePHOTO FLASH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Offers Beautiful Platt's-Eye View of Belasco Theatre
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

Built by impresario David Belasco, the ghost of its legendary namesake is said to still haunt the place. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Accepts Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando ChallengeVIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Accepts Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

The new full-time Hamilton sings and signs 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' to support the GLBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

VIDEO: Theatre Community Shows Its Love, Taking On Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando ChallengeVIDEO: Theatre Community Shows Its Love, Taking On Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

For each share or challenge, Stagedoor will donate $10 to the GLBT Center of Central Florida, up to $5,000, because love is love is love. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Takes Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando ChallengeVIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Takes Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2016

The Stagedoor Manor has issued a challenge to post videos singing 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' to benefit The GLBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company Managing Director Harold Wolpert Will Depart in OctoberRoundabout Theatre Company Managing Director Harold Wolpert Will Depart in October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company, one of the nation's most influential nonprofit theatre companies, as well as one of New York City's leading cultural institutions, has announced today that Managing Director Harold Wolpert will depart in October 2016 to pursue new opportunities. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch New Promo for Broadway-Bound DEAR EVAN HANSEN!STAGE TUBE: Watch New Promo for Broadway-Bound DEAR EVAN HANSEN!
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2016

The highly anticipated Broadway premiere of the original musical Dear Evan Hansen begins previews on Monday, November 14, 2016 and will officially open at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) on Sunday, December 4, 2016. With a book by Obie Award-winner Steven Levenson, score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by 3-time Tony Award nomineeMichael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen had its world premiere at Arena Stage, Washington D.C., this past summer and recently concluded its record-breaking New York debut at Off-Broadway's Second Stage. (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonNew Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

Tickets to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway on Sale This WeekendTickets to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway on Sale This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that tickets for the highly anticipated Broadway premiere of the original musical Dear Evan Hansen will go on sale this Sunday, June 19 at 9 AM via Telecharge.com. The musical begins previews on Monday, November 14, 2016 and will officially open at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  (more...)

Ben Platt & Company Will Return for DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway; Opens at the Belasco Theatre This December!Ben Platt & Company Will Return for DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway; Opens at the Belasco Theatre This December!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Producer Stacey Mindich has confirmed that the recently-announced Broadway premiere of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen has found its home: it will officially open at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Previews begin in November.   With a book by Steven Levenson, score by Tony® Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by 3-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen had its world premiere at Arena Stage, Washington D.C., this past summer and recently concluded its record-breaking New York debut at Off-Broadway's Second Stage.  Tickets for the open-ended Broadway engagement go on sale June 19.  For more news and information on tickets, visit www.DearEvanHansen.com. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Performs 'Waving Through a Window' at Obie AwardsVIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Performs 'Waving Through a Window' at Obie Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2016

Below, watch DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt and Justin Paul's performance of 'Waving Through a Window' at the 61st annual OBIE AWARDS. (more...)

Breaking News: Pasek & Paul's Hit Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Open on Broadway This Fall!Breaking News: Pasek & Paul's Hit Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Open on Broadway This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced today that the new musical Dear Evan Hansen will begin performances on Broadway in November 2016 at a Shubert theater to-be-announced. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Wins at Obie and Helen Hayes AwardsTWITTER WATCH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Wins at Obie and Helen Hayes Awards
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Ben Platt celebrate on social media. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

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