The Public Theatre News

BWW Interviews: Denver Center's BETH MALONE on Homecomings, Icons, and MOLLY BROWN
by Michael Mulhern - Sep 18, 2014

We sit down with the amazing Beth Malone to talk about her challenges with Molly Brown, working at the Denver Center, her Denver homecoming, and so much more! (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present IN THE HEIGHTS, 10/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present IN THE HEIGHTS, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, in the Fullerton Stage Theatre in the new Theatre School building located at Racine and Fullerton. The production, directed by Lisa Portes, premieres on Friday, October 3, and runs through Sunday, October 12, 2014. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 1 and 2, at 7:30 PM. (more...)

The Civilians Announce 2014-15 R&D Group
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Civilians, the Obie award-winning theatre company, announces the members of its 2014-15 Research and Development (R&D) Group, comprised of writers, composers, and directors interested in creating new works of investigative theater. (more...)

TCG Announces SPARK Leadership Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the ten participants in the SPARK Leadership Program, one of the programs in TCG's Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions in artistic, management or producing roles at U.S. not-for-profit theatres. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Elena Shaddow Stays True to Her Soprano Roots in ALWAYS BETTER: THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY
by Sally Henry - Sep 04, 2014

Elena Shaddow has been making her mark on musical theatre ever since her Broadway debut in LES MIS during her senior year at NYU. So when she takes the stage in her first solo concert at 54 Below on Saturday night, she will be bringing a new meaning to "The Golden Age of Broadway." (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs continues the company's aggressive repertory expansion in its third season exploring the range of the male dancer, adding 8 new works to its already extensive list. (more...)

The Public Theatre Presents Free Production of A WINTER'S TALE and More in September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

Featuring Public Works' signature blend of professional actors, community partner organizations, and special guests, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will explode with authentic performances that come together to tell Shakespeare's beloved fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal for just three nights at the Delacorte in Central Park. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HERE LIES LOVE Holds Filipino Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 30, 2014

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's immersive musical HERE LIES LOVE, which has returned to The Public Theatre (425 Lafayette St.), after enjoying four extended runs last year, recently staged a special performance for predominantly Filipino audiences--another special performance is set October, in celebration of Filipino American History Month. (more...)

Public Theatre to Launch PLAY PAL Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Solo Theatre Lovers Unite! Starting in October, The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre will launch its exciting new PLAY PAL program. The Public Theatre's PLAY PAL program is for people who love to go to the theatre, but often find themselves having no one to go with. Who needs a date when there are other solo theatre-lovers waiting for you at The Public Theatre? The Public Theatre's PLAY PAL program will connect solo theatre-goers with other solo theatre-lovers when they attend a 3pm Saturday matinee performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: UK & NYC Casts of HERE LIES LOVE Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

The UK and New York casts of Here Lies Love, the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical at The Public Theatre, challenged each other to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The London cast, currently in rehearsal, welcomed Mr. Byrne in their video. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Visits The Public's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Here Lies Love, the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical at The Public Theatre played host to a very special guest over the weekend. Travelling from Washington, DC, Jose L. Cuisia, Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. and his wife, Maria Victoria caught the hit show about the life and times of Imelda Marcos and raved about it to the cast backstage after the performance. (more...)

BWW Profile: THE NORMAL HEART from Tony-Winning Play to Emmy-Nominated Film
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 25, 2014

In 1985, Larry Kramer's play 'The Normal Heart' debuted at The Public Theatre, and sent shockwaves through the theatrical community. The play was a current, powerful look at the quick-spread of the AIDS epidemic that was raviging the gay community in New York. In The New York Times, theatre critic Frank Rich said of the initial production, 'There can be little doubt that 'The Normal Heart' is the most outspoken play around - or that it speaks up about a subject that justifies its author's unflagging, at times even hysterical, sense of urgency.' (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Joel Grey, Dule Hill, Rachel York & More Visit The Public's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Summer Friday performances at 'Here Lies Love' at The Public Theatre always brings out some special VIP's and last week was no exception. Catching the hit David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical were Joel Grey, Dule Hill, Rachel York and MSNBC's Thomas Roberts all getting together with the cast for some post show celebrating. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Real Housewife' Countess Luann de Lesseps Visits HERE LIES LOVE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Real Housewives of New York star Countess Luann de Lesseps was on the town catching the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim hit musical Here Lies Love at The Public Theatre . She loved the show and was dancing along with the audience and leading the standing ovation at curtain call. Backstage after the show she met the cast, most of whom are her fans and fans of the Bravo reality series. Check out a look back at her visit below! (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Weekly Worldwide Broadcast Details
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The September broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begins with Music Director Alan Gilbert launching the Philharmonic's 2014 Bravo! Vail residency with Nielsen's Maskarade Overture; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, with the 2013-14 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist; selections from Grieg's Peer Gynt; and Liszt's Les Preludes. The second week, Alan Gilbert conducts the Orchestra in a performance of R. Strauss's Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto, with Principal Oboe Liang Wang as soloist; and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy. The following week, Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic at Bravo! Vail in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" from Strike Up the Band; Copland's Clarinet Concerto, with Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio as soloist; and Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite. In the final week of September, Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart's final three symphonies - Nos. 39, 40, and 41, Jupiter -recorded in November 2013. (more...)

The Broadway Experience Wraps Seventh Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Broadway Experience returned for a seventh summer program at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center from July 28th - August 10th. With over 20 professional educators from the Broadway community, TBE offered over 75 classes, workshops, lectures, a performance based second week and invited Jonathan Groff as guest speaker. Jonathan spoke about his life on and off the stage, and took the time to answer questions and offer advice and inspiration. He was even kind enough to give an impromptu performance from Disney's recent hit film, Frozen. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 10
by - Aug 10, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 10, 2014. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 2-8
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 08, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include The Public Theatre's KING LEAR, Constantine Maroulis' return to ROCK OF AGES, the opening of the Off-Broadway production of PHOENIX, and more! (more...)

American Blues Theater Extends HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Through Sept 28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the extension of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as "Hank Williams," through Sunday, September 28, at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

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