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Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 31, 2015

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 24-30THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 24-30
by Anna Bencivengo - Jan 30, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and around the world in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of re-opening night of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, winter storm Juno, the world-premiere of Tuck Everlasting, and more! (more...)

NEVER SLEEP ALONE Set for Joe's Pub, 2/14NEVER SLEEP ALONE Set for Joe's Pub, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

On February 14 at 9:30PM, Joe's Pub at The Public presents the Valentine's Day edition of Dr. Alex Schiller's wildly popular, interactive comedy show Never Sleep Alone (NSA), which will also serve as the book release party for her hotly anticipated sex and dating guide, Never Sleep Alone. Tickets are $30 for singles (free champagne, must be willing to interact) and $40 for voyeurs (no interaction) and are available online, by phone (212-967-7555) or in-person at the Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette St, NYC). All audience members will receive a free copy of the book, which she will sign at the after-party. (more...)

Hot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BYHot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

It's going to be a hot ticket! Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) will make her off- Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the upcoming world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production will begin previews on April 28, 2015 and officially open on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

SDCF's One-on-One Conversation Series to Continue with Anne Bogart & Lear deBessonetSDCF's One-on-One Conversation Series to Continue with Anne Bogart & Lear deBessonet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's (SDCF) next One-on-One Conversation features directors Anne Bogart and Lear deBessonet. (more...)

Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens TonightCSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. (more...)

Two River Theater Receives Doris Duke Grant for Iconis & Tracz's New Musical BE MORE CHILLTwo River Theater Receives Doris Duke Grant for Iconis & Tracz's New Musical BE MORE CHILL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, is proud to announce that the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has awarded the theater a generous grant of $125,000 to support its upcoming production of Be More Chill, a new musical written by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, with choreography by Chase Brock and direction by Stephen Brackett. The grant will also support an ongoing relationship between Two River Theater and the team of Iconis and Tracz. (more...)

THE MEETING to Celebrate 'Bottom Appreciation Day' at Joe's Pub, 2/15THE MEETING to Celebrate 'Bottom Appreciation Day' at Joe's Pub, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

?The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, February 15 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Flashback- Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings from HAMILTON in 2009!STAGE TUBE: Flashback- Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings from HAMILTON in 2009!
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2015

HAMILTON began performances on Tuesday, January 20 and has been extended twice through April 5, with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17. This world premiere musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda; is inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow; with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler; and directed byThomas Kail. Back in 2009, Miranda performed some of the songs from the new musical at the White House Poetry Jam, and then again in 2012 as a part of his American Songbook concert. Check out videos of both performances below! (more...)

Bridget Everett, Molly Ringwald, Benjamin Walker and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/8Bridget Everett, Molly Ringwald, Benjamin Walker and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances from January 29 - February 8, 2015. Details below! (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Israel Horovitz & Jeff Baron to Judge First International Jewish Play ContestJason Robert Brown, Israel Horovitz & Jeff Baron to Judge First International Jewish Play Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Five plays - one about a young woman's coming of age at the intersection of the Jewish and American communities; one about the friendship between the actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson and Soviet Jews during WWII; one about a feisty, successful Yiddish actress who fiercely guards her agonizing secrets from a zealous director; one about love and scandal in the 1921 Yiddish Art Theater's production of Ansky's 'The Dybbuk'; and one which takes place during 1945 at the closing of WWII in the Jewish neighborhood of Saratoga Springs known as 'Gut' -- have been chosen as the finalists in first-ever National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's [NYTF] International David and Clare Rosen Memorial Play Contest. (more...)

A.R.T. Cancels 1/27 Performance of 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS'A.R.T. Cancels 1/27 Performance of 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) has announced that the January 27 at 7:30PM performance of 'Father Comes Home From The Wars' has been canceled due to the storm. (more...)

CLOSING THE GAP: THE MUSICALS OF LEVINSON AND WEINGARTEN to Honor Jackie Hoffman at Joe's PubCLOSING THE GAP: THE MUSICALS OF LEVINSON AND WEINGARTEN to Honor Jackie Hoffman at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Closing the Gap - A Benefit Concert - A special One Night Only Concert featuring the songs of Dramatist Guild Fellows Dana Levinson and Stacey Weingarten. (more...)

Alexander Gemignani Rejoins the Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 1/25Alexander Gemignani Rejoins the Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

On Sunday, January 25, Broadway's hit musical CHICAGO welcomes Drama Desk Award nominee Alexander Gemignani in a limited return engagement as Billy Flynn through Friday, March 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sat at the Fountain Presents LA Premiere of REBORNING, Opening TodayPhoto Flash: Sat at the Fountain Presents LA Premiere of REBORNING, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Launching the Fountain Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season, Simon Levy directs Kristin Carey, Ryan Doucette, Joanna Strapp - and some very unusual, one-of-a-kind dolls - in the Los Angeles premiere of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn. How far would you go to create a family? A darkly funny psychological thriller that takes an unsettling look at work, motherhood and the power of healing, Reborning opens at the Fountain Theatre on Jan. 24. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW Returns to Joe's Pub Next Month; Jon Stewart, Natasha Lyonne & More on TapEMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW Returns to Joe's Pub Next Month; Jon Stewart, Natasha Lyonne & More on Tap
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

On Thursday, February 19 at 7:00PM, Catie Lazarus returns to Joe's Pub at The Public for the next season of her beloved live talk show, The Employee of the Month Show (EOTM), with guests Jon Stewart, Natasha Lyonne and Sherman 'OT' Powell. Tickets for February 19 are $50 and will be available to the public online, by phone (212-967-7555) or in-person at The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC) on Thursday, January 29 at 2:00PM. (more...)

2015 FTP Film Festival Announces Updated Lineup, Jan 29-302015 FTP Film Festival Announces Updated Lineup, Jan 29-30
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The FTP (Film Theatre Performance) Festival will be an annual US event for films that deal directly with the themes of theatre and performance. The mission is to present experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers to audiences and industry professionals from around the world. The festival program includes feature films, short films, documentaries, advance screenings, meet-the-filmmaker Q&A sessions, and panels with leading artists in the field. (more...)

Never Sleep Alone, Brown Girls Burlesque, Bridget Everett and More Set for 2015 Valentine's Lineup at Joe's PubNever Sleep Alone, Brown Girls Burlesque, Bridget Everett and More Set for 2015 Valentine's Lineup at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

This February, Joe's Pub at The Public presents a slate of shows to romance and titillate in honor of Valentine's Day. From February 10-14 , every night will feature at least one show celebrating love and lust, including alt-pop singer Rachael Sage, cabaret goddess Bridget Everett, a night of Michael Jackson and Prince love songs led by Toshi Reagon, fiery soul star XAVIER and friends, the tantalizing Brown Girls Burlesque and the V-day edition of Never Sleep Alone. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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