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BWW Preview: LYSISTRATA JONES to Heat Up the Stage at the Off Center Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Apr 17, 2014

Egads! Theatre Company heats things up at the Off Center Theatre with Lysistrata Jones. Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane wrote the musical comedy with a contemporary pop score by Lewis Flinn. Steven Eubank directs the Kansas City production, which runs from June 14 through July 12. (more...)

Review Roundup: ALADDIN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 20, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opens on Broadway tonight, March 20th, 2014, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Feb 20, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller, opens tonight, February 20, 2014, at 8:00 PM at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jan 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opens tonight, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR's Jonathan Tolins Set for Metropolitan Opera Quiz Panel on 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Jonathan Tolins, the author of Buyer & Cellar, will be a panelist on the Metropolitan Opera Quiz during the first intermission of this week's broadcast of Die Fledermaus. The new production of Strauss's operetta is performed in English with new dialogue by Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane, and features Tony Award winner Danny Burstein in the comic role of Frosch the jailer. This will be Tolins's second appearance on the Quiz after making his debut a year ago. Buyer & Cellar continues its record-breaking run at the Barrow Street Theatre off-Broadway and is currently selling tickets through April 13. The show will be produced later this year in Chicago, Los Angeles, and other cities to be announced. (more...)

Bad Jews closes Off Broadway
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jan 03, 2014

After a sold out run at Roundabout Underground's Black Box Theatre, Joshua Harmon's hit comedy Bad Jews moved upstairs to the Laura Pels Theatre for our 2013-2014 Season. This production played a total of 100 performances from first preview on September 19 through the extended closing date of December 29. Original cast members Tracee Chimo, Philip Ettinger, Molly Ranson and Michael Zegen came back to our stage under the direction of Daniel Aukin. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT, HERE LIES LOVE & THE GLASS MENAGERIE Top Lists of Best Theatre of 2013- Full Roundup!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2013

For the past month, theatre critics from the world's biggest publications have been wrapping up 2013 with lists of their favorite theatrical events of the last 12 months. Below, we bring you a roundup of all of them. Be sure to check out which ones ended up with the most mentions at the end! (more...)

Review Roundup: A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns for Holiday Engagement at Theater at Madison Square Garden
by Review Roundups - Dec 16, 2013

Reprising their roles are Dan Lauria (Lombardi, 'The Wonder Years,' 'Sullivan and Son') as Jean Shepherd, John Bolton(Spamalot, Contact, Titanic, 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Gossip Girl') as the Old Man, Tony Award nominee Erin Dilly (Nice Work if You Can Get It, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Mother and Caroline O'Connor (Chicago, Moulin Rouge) as school teacher Miss Shields. Eli Tokash (Mary Poppins) plays Ralphie at certain perforances, Noah Baird as little brother Randy, and Jake Lucas (Newsies, Far From Heaven), donning the famous spectacles will take on the lead role of Ralphie. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 11, 2013

Barnes & Noble just celebrated the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 with a special in-store performance and CD signing yesterday, December 10, the CD release date. The event was hosted by composer/writer Dave Malloy and included director Rachel Chavkin and members of the original cast. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 with a special in-st0re performance and CD signing today, December 10, the CD release date. (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for December 2013
by - Dec 01, 2013

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for December, 2013. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 with a special in-st0re performance and CD signing on Tuesday, December 10, the CD release date. The 5:00 PM event will be hosted by composer/writer Dave Malloy and will include director Rachel Chavkin and members of the original cast. The venue is located on the Upper East Side (150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). Please call (212) 369-2180 for details. (more...)

Review Roundup: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Nov 17, 2013

Following critically acclaimed, smash-hit runs at The Hartford Stage and San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER opens tonight, November 17, on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Album Gets Digital Release Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the original cast recording of Dave Malloy's hit electropop operaNATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. The complete 111 minute recording of the through-sung score will be available from digital outlets today, October 29 and the deluxe two-CD set will be in stores on December 10. A highlights version, featuring special selections from the acclaimed work, will also be available in digital format on October 29. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Album Gets 10/29 Digital Release
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the original cast recording of Dave Malloy's hit electropop operaNATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. The complete 111 minute recording of the through-sung score will be available from digital outlets on October 29 and the deluxe two-CD set will be in stores on December 10. A highlights version, featuring special selections from the acclaimed work, will also be available in digital format on October 29. (more...)

Review Roundup: Primary Stages' HARBOR
by Review Roundups - Aug 07, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR
by Review Roundups - Jun 25, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Opens at Shakespeare in the Park
by Review Roundups - Jun 18, 2013

The Public Theater's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, the first show of The Public's 2013 season of free Shakespeare in the Park, opened tonight, June 18, at the Delacorte. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS features Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater as Dromio and Antipholus respectively and will run through Sunday, June 30. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

NY Drama Critics' Circle - How They Voted...
by BWW Special Coverage - May 03, 2013

The New York Drama Critics' Circle met on May 3, 2013, at the offices of Time Out New York magazine, to determine the winners of its 78th annual awards. The results were as follows: (more...)

Drama Critics' Circle Names MATILDA Best Musical; VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Best Play
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2013

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, written by Christopher Durang, today won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play of the 2012-2013 season. Matilda received the award for Best Musical. The selections were made at the 78th annual voting meeting of the organization today at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan. (more...)

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