The Public Theater News

WAKE UP with BWW 7/25/14 - Iglehart Takes Over THE VIEW, BIG FISH in Chicago, MALA HIERBA and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 25, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: James Monroe Iglehart co-hosts THE VIEW, DONKEY PUNCH and MALA HIERBA begin off-Broadway, BIG FISH swims back to Chicago and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at SUMMER SPLENDOR 2014 Globe Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO (July 24, 2014)-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, "The Good Wife," "Go On"), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. Leading underwriters include Audrey Geisel,Darlene Marcos Shiley, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, and Sheryl and Harvey White. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Headline 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN's Natalie Mendoza to Star in HERE LIES LOVE in London!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Natalie Mendoza, who played 'Arachne' in Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK during its long preview period, will step into the role of 'Imelda Marcos' in HERE LIES LOVE when it comes to London this fall at the National's Dorfman Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More in Public Theater's KING LEAR in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy is currently in previews and runs through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jake Lacy Joins Bryce Pinkham as Co-Host of Next Week's BROADWAY SINGS ITS HEART OUT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

It was announced today that Jake Lacy will join the Tony-nominated co-star of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Bryce Pinkham, as co-host of Broadway Sings Its Heart Out. Lacy is known for his portrayal of Pete Miller on NBC's 'The Office,' and as co-star of this summer's acclaimed film Obvious Child. Next season, Lacy will appear on HBO's 'Girls.' (more...)

Labyrinth Theater Company Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Labyrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director Mimi O'Donnell, Managing Director Danny Feldman), the award-winning, downtown ensemble, today announced its 2014-2015 season, including A Sucker Emcee, written and performed by Craig muMs Grant, The Insurgents, a new play by Lucy Thurber, and Nice Girl, written by Melissa Ross. All work will be presented at the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street), Labyrinth Theater Company's home in New York City's West Village. (more...)

Casting and Cameo Groups Announced for Free Public Works' Musical Adaptation of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Following last year's acclaimed Public Works production of The Tempest, The Public Theater will continue this community-based initiative this September with a free original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE. Featuring more than 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs performing alongside professional actors and The Public's community partners, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will run for three nights only, September 5-7, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the Delacorte Theater and via the Virtual Ticketing lottery at www.publictheater.org. (more...)

Christopher Fitzgerald, David Turner & More Set for Public Theater's THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Following last year's acclaimed Public Works production of The Tempest, The Public Theater will continue this community-based initiative this September with a free original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE. Featuring more than 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs performing alongside professional actors and The Public's community partners, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will run for three nights only, September 5-7, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the Delacorte Theater and via the Virtual Ticketing lottery at www.publictheater.org. (more...)

Adam Kantor, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Kristin Villanueva & More to Star in The Old Globe's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Cast & Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Renowned director, Globe alumnus, and Tony Award nominee Mark Lamos (Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost, Resurrection Blues) returns to the Globe with one of Shakespeare's most delightful and boisterous comedies. The final production of the 2014 Summer Season will be presented in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, August 10 - September 14, 2014. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company to Stage A CHORUS LINE, 7/31-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company continues its summer of quality theatre with the eagerly anticipated production of the legendary Broadway show A Chorus Line. This iconic American musical won nine Tonys, a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and ran for 15 years on Broadway. It runs on the Playhouse MainStage from July 31 to August 23. (more...)

Tickets to NJPAC's 2014 Gala, Featuring Laura Benanti, Barbara Cook, Patina Miller & More, On Sale 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Women's Association of NJPAC presents Nothin' Like A Dame featuring Tony Award winning performers Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Barbara Cook (Music Man), Patina Miller (Pippin) and Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls) and Special Guests: "Honorary Dame" Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek): Musical Director, Sirius XM Personality Seth Rudetsky Musical Director and Sirius XM Personality Seth Rudetsky on Saturday September 27, 2014 at 7PM in Prudential Hall. Tickets for Nothin' Like A Dame go on sale Friday, July 25th at 10AM and at the Box Office at 12 Noon. Reserve your performance only tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) and for full Gala tickets or sponsorships including cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and valet parking call (973) 353-7043 or email womensassociation@njpac.org. (more...)

SPEECHLESS to Play Joe's Pub, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

SPEECHLESS, Silicon Valley's hilarious, snarky, irreverent underground entertainment, in which tech workers, entrepreneurs, and entertainers live out their worst nightmares to have a special performance atJoe's Pub (Public Theatre) 425 Lafayette (at Astor Place) on Monday, August 25th at 7:30pm Created by Sammy Wegent and produced by Scott Lifton (Mortified SF) and Anthony Veneziale (The Freeze),SPEECHLESS puts players on the spot with nothing more than a stage, a microphone, and a PowerPoint deck of images they've never seen. (more...)

2014-15 New Victory LabWorks Welcomes 10 New Projects from Taylor Mac, The Civilians and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The New Victory Theater, New York City's premier theater for kids and families, announces the 2014-15 New Victory LabWorks new work development residencies. Now in its second year, the New Victory LabWorks Artist Residency Program provides rehearsal space, support and feedback for select New York artists of all disciplines who desire to create original high-quality productions for young audiences. (more...)

Leigh Silverman, Mark Brokaw, Juliette Carillo & More Set for Sundance Institute's Theatre Directors Retreat in France
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sundance Institute and the LUMA Foundation today announced that the two organizations will again collaborate to host the second Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France, July 29 through August 11. The Retreat is one of 10 residential programs hosted by Sundance Institute this summer, collectively representing 15 weeks of support and mentorship for promising independent artists in theatre and film from the United States and around the world. (more...)

THE SUN EXPERIMENT to Play FringeNYC, 8/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

HelikonRep announced today that it will produce the world premiere of THE SUN EXPERIMENT, by NYTW Emerging Playwright of Color CATHERINE YU, at the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Nightand named for 20th century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein's theory on the rotation of the sun, THE SUN EXPERIMENT will be directed by HelikonRep Artistic Director and Drama League Directing FellowELENA HEYMAN. The play will feature Ben Chase, Lauren Currie Lewis, and Julia Watt. (more...)

Actors' Gang to Return to LA with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Tim Robbins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

For a month this summer, The Actors' Gang, the renowned Los Angeles based ensemble theatre company, will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Actors' Gang Theater in Culver City. Tickets for performances can be purchased anytime at www.theactorsgang.com, by calling the box office: (310) 838-4264 or by visiting The Actors' Gang theatre in Culver City (9070 Venice Boulevard). The box office is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (more...)

KING LEAR, Starring John Lithgow, Begins Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will begin performances tonight, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

Berkshire Playwrights Lab to Present OUT OF ORBIT, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Berkshire Playwrights Lab, continues its 2014 season of readings of innovative and exciting new plays with a presentation of Jennifer Maisel's Out of Orbit at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA) on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Karsh Kale, Midlake, Allen Toussaint, The Deslondes and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/23-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming lineup for the next couple weeks, July 23-August 3, 2014. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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