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WOMEN OF LETTERS, Reverend Billy, Barb Jungr & More Coming up This Month at Joe's PubWOMEN OF LETTERS, Reverend Billy, Barb Jungr & More Coming up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, May 4-15. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

2014-15 NYC Theatre Season Hits Record High in Diversity Per AAPAC's Report2014-15 NYC Theatre Season Hits Record High in Diversity Per AAPAC's Report
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

In the 2014-15 season, the NYC theatre industry hit a record high in the 9 years AAPAC has data collected. For the first time, 30% of all available roles went to actors of color, a jump from 24% the previous year. After three years in a row of exceeding the nine-year average of 23%, it seems safe to say that there is a definite upward trend in the casting of actors of color. (more...)

BWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse TheaterBWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse Theater
by Kathryn Kitt - May 2, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced a few of the projects tapped for the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which stages full productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress, among other developmental programming. (more...)

Who's Winning at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards? Updating Live!Who's Winning at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards? Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

The Off-Broadway League tonight presents the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway at NYU Skirball Center. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the full list of winners below. Stay tuned to find out who will win big! (more...)

Provincetown Theater Project to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTProvincetown Theater Project to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Provincetown Theater Community Project presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, running May 18 - June 5, 2016. (more...)

The Bronx to Take the Spotlight in Working Theater's THE BLOCK at Urban StagesThe Bronx to Take the Spotlight in Working Theater's THE BLOCK at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Working Theater, the Off-Broadway company that in 2013 staged a production (about undocumented workers crossing the border to find work in this country) in the confines of an actual 48' trailer truck, will once again shed a unique light on a group of individuals rarely portrayed on stage. Under the direction of Artistic Producing Director Mark Plesent, the company will present THE BLOCK - a new play about community in the Bronx - which is no longer burning, but where life on the streets is as brutal as ever. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Celebrate Prince at Joe's Pub, 5/22THE MEETING* to Celebrate Prince at Joe's Pub, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater to conclude its Spring 2016 season on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 PM. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." Last season's shows sold out after a profile in The New York Times "Arts & Leisure" section. The May show will honor the beloved late superstar Prince, with special guests to be announced. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

THE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's PubTHE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Drama Desk Award-winning theatre star JOSE LLANA will celebrate his debut American solo album Altitude with his debut concert at Joe's Pub at The Public on Monday, May 16 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Joe Gulla's THE BRONX QUEEN Wins Audience Award at 2016 Downtown Urban Arts FestivalJoe Gulla's THE BRONX QUEEN Wins Audience Award at 2016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) has conferred playwright Joe Gulla's autobiographical work, "The Bronx Queen", with their 2016 Audience Award.   (more...)

BroadwayPrints to Open Celebratory Exhibit in MayBroadwayPrints to Open Celebratory Exhibit in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

BroadwayPrints.com, the new, online destination for fine art-quality photo prints from the world of Broadway and New York City performing arts, will host a week-long celebratory opening exhibition, May 19-25 at 352 Bowery in New York City, founder Jeremy Shevett announced today. The exhibition coincides with the launch of the new fine art print website, featuring the work of the renowned NYC entertainment photographers Anita and Steve Shevett. (more...)

BWW Interview: Leila Buck, Shana Gold Talk HKEELEE at Mosaic TheaterBWW Interview: Leila Buck, Shana Gold Talk HKEELEE at Mosaic Theater
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 26, 2016

Mosaic bills Leila Buck's solo show as "a probing portrait of a cosmopolitan Lebanese matriarch as remembered by her Lebanese-American granddaughter who attempts to piece together her beloved Teta's story." Ms. Buck and her director Shana Gold were gracious enough to answer a few of my questions over email about the impetus for the show, the development process, and expectations for this highly anticipated production. (more...)

Broadway's ECLIPSED Honors Abducted Women of #BringBackOurGirlsBroadway's ECLIPSED Honors Abducted Women of #BringBackOurGirls
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

On Friday, April 15, 2016, the Broadway play ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira - a story about the navigation of five women through the vicious Liberian civil war - observed a moment of silence during the curtain call to honor of the hundreds of missing girls who, in 2014 were abducted by members of Boko Haram, a terrorist group, at the Chibok school in Northern Nigeria: #BringBackOurGirls. (more...)

Shaina Taub to Release SONGS FROM OLD HATS Collection Next WeekShaina Taub to Release SONGS FROM OLD HATS Collection Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release a special EP of world-premiere recordings by acclaimed singer/songwriter SHAINA TAUB - which she wrote for and performed in the hit Off-Broadway production of Old Hats - on Friday, April 29. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for 2016 24 Hour MusicalsBebe Neuwirth, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for 2016 24 Hour Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

On May 2nd, The 24 Hour Company® is teaming with The Exchange, an off-Broadway theater company, to create the eighth annual The 24 Hour Musicals to be held at the Highline Ballroom. A team of more than 100 - including stars from Broadway, film, television, and music - will cast, write, compose, direct, rehearse, tech, and perform four original musicals - all in the obscenely short time between an evening meet-and-greet on Sunday, May 1st and show time on Monday, May 2 at 8pm. The event benefits the Exchange's summer program, The Orchard Project, which incubates and accelerates innovative new theatrical work from around the world. (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 SeasonSeattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Artistic Director Braden Abraham today announced Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2016-2017 Season. The season is headlined by the electrifying musical Here Lies Love from David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim, a new production ofthe award-winning Broadway smash King Charles III, and the timeless classic A Raisin in the Sun. The season runs from September 2016 through May 2017, and subscriptions are available now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at (206) 443-2222, as well as online at SeattleRep.org. Single tickets will go on sale this fall. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This AutumnChichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLOJennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater will welcome Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith in the cast of its upcoming production of OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Moves TAMING OF THE SHREW Opening to Accommodate Helen Hayes AwardsShakespeare Theatre Moves TAMING OF THE SHREW Opening to Accommodate Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Due to the Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, Shakespeare Theatre Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW will celebrate Opening Night and Press Night on Tuesday, May 24. Previews begin on May 17 and performances continue through June 26 at STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW).  (more...)

Transgender Actress, Activist Shakina Nayfack Launches Campaign for N.C. Show This JuneTransgender Actress, Activist Shakina Nayfack Launches Campaign for N.C. Show This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Transgender actress and activist Shakina Nayfack (who can be seen in the upcoming second season of Difficult People on Hulu this July) has launched a crowd funding campaign on YouCaring.com to raise money to bring her #MANIFESTPUSSY Tour to North Carolina this June. This campaign follows Nayfack's successful KickStartHer campaign, the world's first internationally crowd-sourced gender confirmation. (more...)

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