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Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season to Feature New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & KingCape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season to Feature New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & King
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced that the 21st Season of the Cape Cod Theatre Project will feature staged readings of new work by Lucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento, and actor-turned-playwright Ryan King. The 2015 Season, the fourth under Mr. Brooks' leadership, runs weekends from July 2 through July 25, 2015 in Falmouth, MA. (more...)

American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Chicago Tribune writes that PJ Paparelli, artistic director of Chicago's American Theater Company for seven years, died today, May 21, 2015 following a car accident while on vacation in Scotland earlier this week. He was 40. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori Becomes First Female Composer to Receive Star on Playwright's SidewalkPhoto Coverage: FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori Becomes First Female Composer to Receive Star on Playwright's Sidewalk
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 21, 2015

Today, May 21, 2015, FUN HOME composer and four-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori became the first female composer to ever receive a star on the famed Playwright's Sidewalk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Watch HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Recreate Classic 'Got Milk?' TV SpotWatch HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Recreate Classic 'Got Milk?' TV Spot
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2015

HAMILTON star Leslie Odom Jr. appears in a new re-enactment of the 1993, Got Milk? advertising campaign. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown's Ghostly THE OTHER THING Opens TonightSecond Stage Uptown's Ghostly THE OTHER THING Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

THE OTHER THING, written by Emily Schwend and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, makes its world premiere at Second Stage tonight, May 21, following previews from May 12. The production runs through June 7, 2015. (more...)

BLIZZARD: A LOVE STORY to Premiere at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity This SummerBLIZZARD: A LOVE STORY to Premiere at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Lifedream Productions is pleased to present Melissa Skirboll's new one-act play, Blizzard: A Love Story in its world premiere at the Paradise Factory in New York, as part of the 7th annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Helmed by the award winning director LORI KEE, this production stars GARY LEE MAHMOUD and MELISSA SKIRBOLL. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside the Winners' Room at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!BWW TV: Inside the Winners' Room at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just presented the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. The Public Theater's Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (including special citations for Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire) received the OBIE Award for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $1,000 check. The Signature Theatre's Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The Awards were hosted by OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the winners room below! (more...)

Mystery Woman Revealed! Meet the Real 'Joan' of FUN HOMEMystery Woman Revealed! Meet the Real 'Joan' of FUN HOME
by 30 Days of NYMF 2012 - May 20, 2015

In the 12-time Tony nominated musical Fun Home, a college-age Allison, played onstage by Emily Skeggs, sings 'Changing My Major'- a song about her new romance with 'Joan.' Based on the graphic memoir of the same name by Allison Bechdel, the musical is based on her youth, and 'Joan' indeed was a real part of her time at Oberlin College. (more...)

The Bechdels Will Hit the Road! Tony Nominated Director Sam Gold to Restage FUN HOME for National TourThe Bechdels Will Hit the Road! Tony Nominated Director Sam Gold to Restage FUN HOME for National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman have announced that the coast-to-coast North American Tour of Fun Home, the twelve-time Tony Award nominated American musical based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel of the same name, will begin in the 2016 - 2017 Season. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Starsky + Cox to Bring STARRING to Joe's Pub, 6/21Starsky + Cox to Bring STARRING to Joe's Pub, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Starsky + Cox - the couple named "Psychics to the Stars" by Vanity Fair, known for their international best-selling book Sextrology - will bring this season's premier installment of  STARRING - A Midsummer's Evening of Entertaining Enlightenment to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, June 21 at 7:00 PM for the summer solstice. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HAMILTON and BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Win at the Drama Critics Circle Awards!Photo Coverage: HAMILTON and BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Win at the Drama Critics Circle Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2015

The New York Drama Critics' Circle previously named Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, best play of the 2014-15 season. Hamilton was named best musical. The selections were made at the organization's 80th annual voting meeting, at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan. The awards were presented at a private cocktail reception last night, May 19. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special celebration below! (more...)

THE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary SeasonTHE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

2015 marks Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s first decade of providing a creative home for performing artists to develop and showcase work in New York City, where artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov's vision for a performing arts center has become a thriving reality. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Offers Tips on Getting Tickets to 2015 Shakespeare in the ParkVIDEO: Jonathan Groff Offers Tips on Getting Tickets to 2015 Shakespeare in the Park
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2015

In the new video below, Broadway's Jonathan Groff explains the best way to get tickets to this summer's Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Off-Broadway's Finest Celebrate Wins at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: Off-Broadway's Finest Celebrate Wins at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 19, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just presented the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. The Public Theater's Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (including special citations for Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire) received the OBIE Award for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $1,000 check. The Signature Theatre's Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The Awards were hosted by OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the winners room below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 60th Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 19, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just presented the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. The Public Theater's Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (including special citations for Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire) received the OBIE Award for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $1,000 check. The Signature Theatre's Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The Awards were hosted by OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from last night's red carpet below! Click here for a full list of winners (more...)

Updated FUN HOME Cast Recording Hits Stores TodayUpdated FUN HOME Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Fun Home, the Award-winning new musical, has released an updated and expanded Broadway version of the cast recording today on PS Classics. (more...)

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