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Austin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at AbingdonAustin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with JERICHO by Michael Weller on Monday, December 19 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Austin Pendleton is set to direct. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 SeasonAbigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Sneak Peek: Betty Buckley Chats Originating CATS' Grizabella on Tonight's MetroFocusBWW Exclusive Sneak Peek: Betty Buckley Chats Originating CATS' Grizabella on Tonight's MetroFocus
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway legend Betty Buckley visits tonight's METROFOCUS on Thirteen to discuss how she brought Grizabella to life in the original production of CATS. (more...)

Mason Holdings Presents HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDSMason Holdings Presents HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

Tickets On Sale for HAMILTON San Francisco Tour Stop 12/12Tickets On Sale for HAMILTON San Francisco Tour Stop 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and SHN announced today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on-sale to the public on Monday, December 12 at 10 AM.  Tickets will be available for performances March 10, 2017 through August 5, 2017.  (more...)

Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AidsFred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

Anna Kohler's MYTHO? LURE OF WILDNESS to Premiere This Winter at Abrons Arts CenterAnna Kohler's MYTHO? LURE OF WILDNESS to Premiere This Winter at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Theater artist Anna Kohler, longtime associate member of The Wooster Group, will bring her new interdisciplinary performance work, MYTHO? Lure of Wildness, to Abrons Arts Center for its world premiere December 9-22. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording StudioEncores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Reading of FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS at 360repcoReading of FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS at 360repco
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

360repco's Final Reading of 2016 This is our 10th of the year and we're so thrilled to have this dynamic and provocative team end on a high note. This piece is a Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan commission. (more...)

Latina/o Theatre Commons and The Public Host 2016 LTC ConveningLatina/o Theatre Commons and The Public Host 2016 LTC Convening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC), in partnership with HowlRound, will co-host and co-produce the 2016 LTC New York City Convening, celebrating the vibrant history and exciting future of Latinx theater in NYC. The 2016 LTC New York City Convening will take place on December 1-4, 2016 at The Public Theater and other allied theaters across the city, in association with La Cooperativa of NYC Latinx Theatre Artists, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, Teatro Circulo, INTAR, Repertorio Español, Teatro SEA, and the Lark. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Waterwell (Arian Moayed & Tom Ridgely, Artistic Directors) announced today the complete cast, comprised of Broadway regulars, Military veterans, and civilian artists, for the Blueprint Specials, presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

360repco Presents Reading of Newest Work by Tala Manassah and Mona Mansour360repco Presents Reading of Newest Work by Tala Manassah and Mona Mansour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

360repco's presents its Final Reading of 2016. This is the company's 10th of the year and they are thrilled to have this dynamic and provocative team end on a high note. This piece is a Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan commission. (more...)

Twelfth Edition of PS122's Coil Features Dance, Theater, Virtual Reality and MoreTwelfth Edition of PS122's Coil Features Dance, Theater, Virtual Reality and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Performance Space 122's annual performance festival, Coil, returns for its twelfth edition with 13 individual events. The festival explores the constant vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures and perspectives. Featuring work created locally, across the U.S., and around the world, Coil is known for its groundbreaking contemporary performance across interdisciplinary art, working with new technologies and forms. Through installations, live and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where, and when performance is experienced. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Derek Klena, and More in 
New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP at Joe's PubKate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Derek Klena, and More in New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Artists Striving to End Poverty announces that its most festive holiday celebration, the Eighth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, will take place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. (more...)

Photographer Susan Johann Book Signing Event at Signature BookstorePhotographer Susan Johann Book Signing Event at Signature Bookstore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The work of award-winning photographer Susan Johann has been featured in galleries and cultural centers throughout the United States. (more...)

YULE SHUL VS. NUTCRACKER: Rated R - A Love Show Holiday Extravaganza at (le) poisson rougeYULE SHUL VS. NUTCRACKER: Rated R - A Love Show Holiday Extravaganza at (le) poisson rouge
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

For the first time since 2012, 'Nutcracker: Rated R' returns to NYC! For two magical nights only, The Love Show brings back the best excerpts of their legendary underground ballet (last seen in Tokyo), peppered with guest numbers from their multi-culti holiday variety romp, 'Yule Shul'! Two delightful evenings of everything naughty and nice, featuring dance, song, burlesque, circus, magic and more! A perfect holiday show for those who love Christmas, Hanukkah, The Nutcracker, and everything in between! (more...)

Love, Laughs, and Ninja Fights in Seattle Rep's VIETGONELove, Laughs, and Ninja Fights in Seattle Rep's VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Vietgone, the highly anticipated new play, produced in association with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, from up-and-coming playwright Qui Nguyen (Vampire Cowboys). Vietgone loosely chronicles Nguyen's parent's journey from Vietnam to American in 1975, with a quirky approach Nguyen describes as 'a sex comedy about my parents.' With direction by May Adrales, who has been with the show since its inception, Vietgone will run December 2, 2016-January 1, 2017 (opening night is December 7, 2016) in the Leo K. Theatre. Tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222and online at seattlerep.org. (more...)

Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter to be Honored at Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULARMayor Walsh & Billy Porter to be Honored at Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 30,000 annually. (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

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