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THE MEETING* to Celebrate CABARET at Joe's Pub, 2/21THE MEETING* to Celebrate CABARET at Joe's Pub, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater to continue the Winter/Spring 2016 season on Sunday, February 21 at 9:30 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." The 2014-2015 season sold out after a profile in The New York Times "Arts & Leisure" section. The February show will honor the iconic musical "Cabaret" with special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross TheatreIN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?Initially booking for a limited 4 week run, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its run at King's Cross Theatre for a third time, now booking for an additional 6 months until Sunday 30 October 2016. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now. In The Heights returns to London following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. (more...)

Skyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic DirectorSkyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The 2016 season will be Tesori's fourth and final season leading Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/16- John GuareSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/16- John Guare
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Guare! He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. Guare has also been involved with musical theatre. His libretto with Mel Shapiro for the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona was a success when it premiered in 1971 and was revived in 2005 at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. It won the two men the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. He wrote the songs for Landscape of the Body. In 1999, he revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate for its Broadway revival. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success. (more...)

Sammy Wegent, James Monroe Iglehart and More Set for SPEECHLESS at Joe's PubSammy Wegent, James Monroe Iglehart and More Set for SPEECHLESS at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

SPEECHLESS, Silicon Valley's hilarious, snarky, irreverent underground entertainment, in which tech workers, entrepreneurs, and entertainers live out their worst nightmares will have a special show at Joe's Pub (Public Theatre) 425 Lafayette (at Astor Place) on Monday, February 29th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Welcome Sandra Tsing Loh's THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVOPasadena Playhouse to Welcome Sandra Tsing Loh's THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse presents South Coast Repertory's production of THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO written by and starring Sandra Tsing Loh and directed by Lisa Peterson as the final production of the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

2cents Theatre Extends DEN OF THIEVES Through 2/212cents Theatre Extends DEN OF THIEVES Through 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed productions of the hit musicals Rent and Fugitive Songs is thrilled to announce that their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed production of DEN OF THIEVES, written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning author Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Eric Augusztiny isEXTENDING through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Judith Sloan to Bring YO MISS! to La MaMa, 3/4-13Judith Sloan to Bring YO MISS! to La MaMa, 3/4-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Judith Sloan is a masterful actor/dialectition and a sublime mixologist of sound. She blends both gifts in her newest play, 'YO MISS!,' in which she channels her own family's traumas through the experiences of immigrant and minority teens whom she has taught in arts programs over the last two decades. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

BWW TV: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Is Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED!BWW TV: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Is Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2016

Following a sold-out run at The Public Theater, ECLIPSED will begin previews on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, with opening night set for March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will reprise her role on Broadway for this strictly limited engagement. She just chatted with BroadwayWorld about preparing for her big Broadway debut and you can check out what she had to say below! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for FAMILIAR's First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for FAMILIAR's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

  Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, February 3, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award winner Danai Gurira (the Broadway-bound Eclipsed, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's "The Walking Dead").  Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.    (more...)

Christina Bianco and More to Bring Immersive Event MYSTERY OF THE SILVER CHALICE to Joe's PubChristina Bianco and More to Bring Immersive Event MYSTERY OF THE SILVER CHALICE to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public will present the New York premiere of the new immersive theater event MYSTERY OF THE SILVER CHALICE, written and directed by Taylor Doherty. (more...)

New Immersive Piece MYSTERY OF THE SILVER CHALICE to Premiere at Joe's Pub, 2/16New Immersive Piece MYSTERY OF THE SILVER CHALICE to Premiere at Joe's Pub, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

?JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC will present the New York premiere of the new immersive theater event Mystery of the Silver Chalice, written and directed by Taylor Doherty. The show, produced by Tilted Windmills Theatricals, will take place on Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30 PM. The cast will feature Christina Bianco, Molly Pope, Lauren Zakrin, John Kaczorowski, Jacob Thompson and Katie White. There will be an additional industry-only private reading at the venue at 4:00 PM. Industry members interested in attending should email SilverChaliceRSVP@gmail.com and indicate their affiliation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charles Haid's Thoughts on His Career, Giving Back, and ALTMAN'S LAST STANDBWW Interview: Charles Haid's Thoughts on His Career, Giving Back, and ALTMAN'S LAST STAND
by Gil Kaan - Feb 2, 2016

Director/producer/actor Charles Haid's latest theatrical directorial project ALTMAN'S LAST STAND opens February 6 at the Zephyr Theatre. In this one-man show, Michael Laskin portrays the Viennese-born Franz Altman who refused to sell his mid-town Manhattan second hand shop to corporate developers. (more...)

Cast Album for Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be Released Digitally This MonthCast Album for Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be Released Digitally This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Reichard Gives Sneak Peek of His Upcoming Rodgers and Hammerstein Show at Feinstein's/54 Below!STAGE TUBE: Daniel Reichard Gives Sneak Peek of His Upcoming Rodgers and Hammerstein Show at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Broadway and concert hall star Daniel Reichard on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 9:30 PM in his show, Daniel Reichard Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein. This one-night-only performance at New York City's popular club will highlight the songs, shows, and history of the iconic songwriting team, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Below, watch as he gives us a sneak peek of the show! (more...)

THE MOUSETRAP Up Next at McCarter Theatre CenterTHE MOUSETRAP Up Next at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a master class in murder/mystery. Called "The cleverest murder mystery of British theatre" by The Daily Telegraph, the world's longest-running play (currently in its 64rd season on the West End) contains all the trimmings and trappings of the perfect stage thriller. (more...)

HAMILTON National Tour Will Stop in Atlanta During 2017-18 SeasonHAMILTON National Tour Will Stop in Atlanta During 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Atlanta as part of the 2017-2018 Fifth Third Bank Broadway In Atlanta season, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta. (more...)

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