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Jess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff AwardsJess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Tony Award-winning costume designer, JESS GOLDSTEIN (currently represented on Broadway with Jersey Boys and On the Town), and scenic designer DOUGLAS W. SCHMIDT are among the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 1, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Mr. Goldstein was selected to receive the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Schmidt will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

There are eight million stories in the Naked City-and a song to go with each of them. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Legend Lea Salonga on ALLEGIANCE, Her Stage Legacy and Bringing a Brand New Show to Town HallBWW Interview: Theatre Legend Lea Salonga on ALLEGIANCE, Her Stage Legacy and Bringing a Brand New Show to Town Hall
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 2, 2015

Beloved Tony and Oliver winning actress Lea Salonga will soon be returning to New York. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE-HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Rob McClure!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE-HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Rob McClure!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 1, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway favorite Rob McClure, who is currently starring in Honeymoon in Vegas at the Nederlander Theatre. Watch as they discuss the show, how he got his start at Paper Mill Playhouse, his obsession with video games, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Presents New Wildhorn Musical, FREEDOM'S SONG: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WARFord's Theatre Society Presents New Wildhorn Musical, FREEDOM'S SONG: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Ford's Theatre Society 2014-2015 season continues with the musical Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, directed by Jeff Calhoun, March 13 through May 20, 2015, at the historic Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). A new adaptation of the Broadway musical The Civil War, Freedom's Song features the words of Abraham Lincoln and music inspired by the letters of those who lived through the Civil War. The production is part of Ford's 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination, a series of events marking the 150 years since Abraham Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with GUARDS AT THE TAJLa Jolla Playhouse Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces its final subscription show for the 2015/2016 season: Guards at the Taj, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), marking newly-appointed Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castaņeda's directorial debut at the Playhouse. The production will run February 2 - 28, 2016 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

FIRST FOLIO! THE BOOK THAT GAVE US SHAKESPEARE Coming to The Old GlobeFIRST FOLIO! THE BOOK THAT GAVE US SHAKESPEARE Coming to The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

THE OLD GLOBE, in partnership with the SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, has been selected as the host site for the state of California for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world's most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

World Premiere of CORKTOWN '57 Begins 3/28 at Odyssey TheatreWorld Premiere of CORKTOWN '57 Begins 3/28 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Emotions run high and battle lines are drawn when family and political loyalties collide in a powerful new family drama by John Fazakerley. Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) helms a distinguished ensemble cast in the world premiere of Corktown '57, opening March 28 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater's Carey Perloff to Speak at The Old Globe Next MonthAmerican Conservatory Theater's Carey Perloff to Speak at The Old Globe Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only free event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Carey Perloff, on Sunday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. (more...)

IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT and More Set for Halcyon Theatre's 10th SeasonIN LOVE AND WARCRAFT and More Set for Halcyon Theatre's 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Halcyon Theatre announces a world premiere and two Chicago premieres as part of our Tenth Season in 2015/16. (more...)

BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) to Play Long Wharf Theatre, 3/25-4/19BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) to Play Long Wharf Theatre, 3/25-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee, directed by Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting, from March 25 through April 19. (more...)

MSA Emerging Choreographers' Showcase to be Held 2/27MSA Emerging Choreographers' Showcase to be Held 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

McDonald/Selznick Associates presents the 2015 MSA Emerging Choreographers' Showcase on February 27, 2015 in New York City featuring the work of choreographers Al Blackstone, Adam Cates, Sean McKnight, and Rachelle Rak. Two performances will take place at the Ailey Citigroup Theater for an invited audience of producers, industry professionals, and guests. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hal Linden and More in THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Hal Linden and More in THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of The Twenty-seventh Man by award-winning novelist Nathan Englander, directed by Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, will now play an extra week of performances -- through March 22, 2015. Tony and Emmy Award winner Hal Linden ('Barney Miller,' The Rothschilds) leads a cast of Broadway and Globe veterans including Ron Orbach, Robert Dorfman, Eli Gelb, James Shanklin, and Lowell Byers. Opening night is tonight, February 19 at 8:00 p.m., and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Talks OSCARS, PETER PAN LIVE, GIGI & MoreBWW Interviews: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Talks OSCARS, PETER PAN LIVE, GIGI & More
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 19, 2015

BWW caught up with the busy artist just days before the 87th ACADEMY AWARDS airs live on February 22nd, to find out what's in store for this year's ceremony, and get the behind-the-scenes scoop on NBC's PETER PAN LIVE and more! (more...)

Jim Parsons-Led AN ACT OF GOD Seeks Angels for BroadwayJim Parsons-Led AN ACT OF GOD Seeks Angels for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

An Act of God begins performances on May 5, 2015 and officially opens on May 28, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). According to an Equity casting notice, the production is currently seeking Parsons' two co-stars- Michael (30s. An angel of God's. Funny, impulsive, as irreverent as an angel of God's can be) and Gabriel (40s. An angel of God's. By the books; no-nonsense). Auditions for the roles will take place later this week. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of THE BUTCHER, 2/28-3/22Gulfshore Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of THE BUTCHER, 2/28-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Gulfshore Playhouse will produce their second World Premiere in as many years with The Butcher by Gwydion Suilebhan, playing February 28th through March 22nd with $30 preview performances on February 25th, 26th and 27th. Playwright talkbacks will take place following each preview performance and following the 3pm matinee performance on Sunday, March 1st. The Butcherwas featured as a finalist in Gulfshore Playhouse's 1st Annual New Works Festival in August 2013. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

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