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City Theatre Presents the World Premiere of FEEDING THE DRAGONCity Theatre Presents the World Premiere of FEEDING THE DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Fresh on the heels of the raucous comedy, Hand to God, City Theatre turns in a different direction to present Feeding the Dragon, an intimate and magical world premiere by the award-winning stage and screen actress, Sharon Washington. The production marks Washington's playwriting debut. Feeding the Dragon runs October 22 through November 20, 2016 in the Lester Hamburg Studio at City Theatre, directed byMaria Mileaf. (more...)

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE to Open Crossroads Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonSINGLE BLACK FEMALE to Open Crossroads Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Single Black Female, Lisa B. Thompson's two-woman comedy exploring the lives of 30-something middle-class African American women in urban America, will open Crossroads Theatre Company's 2016-17 season, Oct. 6-23. (more...)

Eli Bolin and Mike Pettry's New Rock Christmas Musical Headed to Feinstein's/54 BelowEli Bolin and Mike Pettry's New Rock Christmas Musical Headed to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a new musical by Eli Bolin (Found, Skippyjon Jones) and Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Time Travelers Convention), on November 30th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Broadway Inspirational Voices and More Join BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCERMegan Hilty, Broadway Inspirational Voices and More Join BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Megan Hilty (Wicked, 'Smash'), Alex Newell ('Glee') and Michael McElroy with members of the Broadway Inspirational Voices have joined the lineup of the first annual all-star benefit concert BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER. (more...)

New Play THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT to Examine Women's Rights at Theater for the New CityNew Play THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT to Examine Women's Rights at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Theater For the New City has announced that it will present the world premiere of THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT, a new play by Walter Corwin that spotlights the wrongdoings against women since the Garden of Eden through the present day and suggests the problems a woman president could face, running November 2nd - 13th in the Cabaret at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets). (more...)

Rafe Spall Joins the Cast of HEDDA GABLERRafe Spall Joins the Cast of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Rafe Spall joins the cast of Hedda Gabler, alongside Kyle Soller and with Ruth Wilson in the title role.Tickets go on public sale today for the National Theatre's September - February season. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th  Annual Rough Readings SeriesPlaywrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents THE MIDTOWN MENState Theatre New Jersey Presents THE MIDTOWN MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

State Theatre New Jersey presents The Midtown Men on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8pm. The Midtown Men is a group featuring four of the original Broadway cast members of the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys.Tickets range from $35-$75. (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Proudly Presents Public Works SeattleSeattle Repertory Theatre Proudly Presents Public Works Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the highly anticipated launch of Public Works Seattle. One of Artistic Director Braden Abraham's first major new artistic initiatives, Public Works Seattle creates theatre of the people, by the people, and for the people of our region. Adapted from the nationally recognized model built by New York City's prestigious The Public Theatre, this program seeks to engage audiences in new ways by making them creators and not just spectators. In September 2017, Seattle Rep will produce a large-scale production featuring over 100 community members on the Bagley Wright Stage, and today marks the celebratory public launch of this inaugural program's preparation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance CenterPhoto Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago was honored to welcome Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star ofHamilton: An American Musical, to its West Loop facility, the Hubbard Street Dance Center, located at 1147 West Jackson Boulevard. More than 160 invited guests included students and families participating in Hubbard Street's Youth Dance Programs; members of Hubbard Street's Junior Ensemble, Hubbard Street 2 and the artists of its world-renowned main company; staff members and special guests; individual and foundation supporters of its Education Programs; and Season 38 Spotlight Ball attendees who made donations at the organization's annual gala. (more...)

Bernard Purdue and David Haney Tell their JAZZ STORIES, October 8th @ Joe's PubBernard Purdue and David Haney Tell their JAZZ STORIES, October 8th @ Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Jazz Stories combines the swinging exciting music with legend Bernard Purdie and company plus some great stories retold by David Haney.  Haney talked to each of these artists and had them to recount the following stories for Cadence Magazine: Sonny Rollins, The Bridge Story; John McLaughlin's story about recording with Miles Davis; Annie Ross Meets Sarah Vaughan, Gunter Hampel remembers Thelonious Monk; Steve Swallow recalls his trip to Jamaica with Herbie Nichols; Dominic Duval on Charles Mingus; and of course Bernard Purdie breaks down the Purdie Shuffle. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th  Annual Rough Readings SeriesPlaywrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

Johnny Gallagher, Amber Tamblyn, Joey Arias and More Coming Up at Joe's PubJohnny Gallagher, Amber Tamblyn, Joey Arias and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 28 - October 9, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chukwudi Iwuji, Michael Sexton and More Take Part in 'CORIOLANUS' Public ForumPhoto Flash: Chukwudi Iwuji, Michael Sexton and More Take Part in 'CORIOLANUS' Public Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Public Theater recently continued its 2016 Fall Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages, with a reading of Shakespeare's Coriolanus last night at Joe's Pub. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? at The PublicBWW TV: Watch Highlights from WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? at The Public
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 27, 2016

The Public Theater officially opened the world premiere of WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? on Friday, September 16. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, play two of THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson, began previews on Saturday, September 10 and has been extended through October 9. Click below to watch highlights from the production! (more...)

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams to Lead National Black Theatre's SWEETMaechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams to Lead National Black Theatre's SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During RunDISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Dance Now's Fall 2016 DANCE-MOPOLITAN Series Presents Chelsea & Magda, Bryan Strimpel and Shaina BranfmanDance Now's Fall 2016 DANCE-MOPOLITAN Series Presents Chelsea & Magda, Bryan Strimpel and Shaina Branfman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Commissioned and produced by DANCE NOW, National Intimacy Month is a collaboration between performance duo Chelsea and Magda, choreographer/dancers Bryan Strimpel and Shaina Branfman of B.S. Movement, and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly and his troupe, the feath3r theory. Combining choreography, improvisation, text, live podcasting, and sketch comedy, the work explores the role of intimacy in the creative process and in performance. The cute and the aggressive, the familiar and unknown, the popular and the underrated-all come into play in dynamic, surprising, and humorous ways, complete with commercial breaks and apple pie. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth's 37th Season to Continue with U.S. Premiere of KISSWoolly Mammoth's 37th Season to Continue with U.S. Premiere of KISS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the second production of its 37th Season, the U.S. premiere of KISS by Guillermo Calderon, directed by Yury Urnov. KISS will run from October 10 - November 6, 2016. (more...)

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