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ECLIPSED's Danai Gurira Advises Young Female Artists To 'Go Where You Are Loved'ECLIPSED's Danai Gurira Advises Young Female Artists To 'Go Where You Are Loved'
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

The Tony-nominated playwright addresses the emerging female artists who will follow her. (more...)

The Sol Project Launches in Partnership with Rattlestick, The Public & MoreThe Sol Project Launches in Partnership with Rattlestick, The Public & More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Sol Project is a New York-based theater initiative, founded by Artistic Director Jacob G. Padron with a collective of actors, directors and producers, to help raise the visibility of Latina/o playwrights in the American Theater. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Ten Terrific Tweets From Central Park's Shakespeare RaccoonTWITTER WATCH: Ten Terrific Tweets From Central Park's Shakespeare Raccoon
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

This lovable raccoon has been making guest appearances at the Delacorte Theater for many summers. (more...)

Irish Rep & The Public to Bring Abbey Theatre's QUIETLY to New YorkIrish Rep & The Public to Bring Abbey Theatre's QUIETLY to New York
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with The Public Theater will present the US premiere of the Abbey Theatre's production of QUIETLY. Written by Owen McCafferty and directed by Jimmy Fay, previews begin July 20, 2016, at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) with opening night set for TBD. QUIETLY plays a limited engagement through September 11, 2016.  Tickets are on sale now through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Mandy Patinkin Performs Passionately for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at Jazz at Lincoln CenterBWW Review: Mandy Patinkin Performs Passionately for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Alix Cohen - May 25, 2016

In its robust 101st season, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is the longest consecutively producing Yiddish theater company in the world. Its mission: To celebrate the Jewish experience through the performing arts and to transmit rich cultural legacy in exciting new ways. The theatre's Gala 2016 this past Monday evening at The Rose Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center honored Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek--long a leading figure in Yiddish performing arts--and his wife Debra Mlotek (a pediatric occupational therapist), who has been pivotal in creating educational children's programs. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Seasons at New King's Cross Temporary Theatre and in New YorkDonmar Warehouse Announces Seasons at New King's Cross Temporary Theatre and in New York
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today that the Donmar Warehouse will launch two ambitious seasons of work in London's King's Cross and in New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Trask & More Take Part in PUBLIC FORUM: THE SOUND THAT MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND at Joe's PubPhoto Flash: Stephen Trask & More Take Part in PUBLIC FORUM: THE SOUND THAT MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Last night, The Public Theater's Public Forum series presented PUBLIC FORUM: THE SOUND THAT MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND in Joe's Pub. This one-night-only reading and discussion of featured Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Stephen Trask, Gabriel Kahane (The Public's February House), and Joe's Pub favorite Toshi Reagon. Check out photos below! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)

Broadway's Jacob Ming-Trent to Appear on New AMC Series FEED THE BEASTBroadway's Jacob Ming-Trent to Appear on New AMC Series FEED THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that stage veteran Jacob Ming-Trent, whose credits on the Great White Way include HANDS ON A HARDBODY and SHREK, will appear on AMC's new series FEED THE BEAST, starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess. (more...)

Playwrights Daisy Foote, Adam Bock & Sarah Ruhl Among Space on Ryder Farm's 2016 ResidentsPlaywrights Daisy Foote, Adam Bock & Sarah Ruhl Among Space on Ryder Farm's 2016 Residents
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 200 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, New York announces its 2016 season for The Working Farm, Family Residency, Creative Solutions Symposium and Artistic Residency programs. 2016 residents include playwrights Adam Bock, Cusi Cram, Daisy Foote, Adam Rapp, J.T. Rogers, Sarah Ruhl, recipients of the inaugural Relentless Award--Clare Barron and Sarah DeLappe--indie folk band Jamestown Revival, Pig Iron Theatre Company, SoHo Rep, and actor and playwright Hamish Linklater. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

BAM Humanities to Present 'MEDEA & PHAEDRA' Performance, DialogueBAM Humanities to Present 'MEDEA & PHAEDRA' Performance, Dialogue
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

BAM Humanities presents MEDEA & PHAEDRA: Tragedies of Passion, Betrayal, and Revenge -- an evening of performance and dialogue featuring dramatic readings of scenes from Euripides' Medea and Seneca's Phaedra, followed by discussion about the relevance of these myths to contemporary society. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan and More to Honor Prince at THE MEETING* at Joe's PubTony DeSare, Bridget Barkan and More to Honor Prince at THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 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 May show will honor the beloved late superstar Prince, with music director Tracy Stark leading a four-piece band and special musical guests Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan, Michael Cavadias, Mark Aaron James and Ali Grieb. (more...)

The Public's 2016-17 Season to Feature Nia Vardalos, David Byrne's Alex Timbers-Helmed SAINT JOAN, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein & More!The Public's 2016-17 Season to Feature Nia Vardalos, David Byrne's Alex Timbers-Helmed SAINT JOAN, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Public Theater presents THE TOTAL BENT, with text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, now through through Sunday, June 19. The production officially opens on Wednesday, May 25. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement TodayGoodman Theatre Opens Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

BWW TV: ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira Dedicates Performance to Rescued Amina AliBWW TV: ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira Dedicates Performance to Rescued Amina Ali
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2016

Just yesterday, Eclipsed playwright and star of 'The Walking Dead' Danai Gurira appeared onstage for a special curtain call at today's matinee of Eclipsed to dedicate the performance to Amina Ali, the Nigerian schoolgirl who escaped and was rescued from the Boko Haram late yesterday after 764 days in captivity. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University School of the Arts have announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's New Play Reading Series. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens 'the Alice'; Dael Orlandersmith Named Artist in ResidenceGoodman Theatre Opens 'the Alice'; Dael Orlandersmith Named Artist in Residence
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

Tony Winner Christine Baranski to Lead GOOD WIFE Spinoff on CBSTony Winner Christine Baranski to Lead GOOD WIFE Spinoff on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Christine Baranski will lead a new spinoff series of CBS's acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE, which ended its seven-season run on May 8th (more...)

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