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Nathaniel Stampley, Richard Ruiz & More to Star in Marriott Theatre's MAN OF LA MANCHANathaniel Stampley, Richard Ruiz & More to Star in Marriott Theatre's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Deemed one of the greatest musicals of all time and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA rides into The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, previewing June 22, running through August 14 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 29 at 8 p.m. With book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and an exuberant score by Mitch Leigh, the breathtaking musical tells the rich story of chivalry, romance, idealism and dreaming "The Impossible Dream." Complemented by Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson, six-time Jeff Award Winner Nick Bowling (The King and I at The Marriott Theatre, The History Boys and Fiorello! at TimeLine Theatre) presents a unique production of the classic tale, bringing to life the parallels between the struggles of 16th Century Spain with the challenges of modern day society.  (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to Present INTRODUCING VICTORIA COOK on 6/8Feinstein's/54 Below to Present INTRODUCING VICTORIA COOK on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will present Introducing Victoria Cook, June 8th, 2016 at 9:30. This concert is being Produced and Directed by Mitchell Walker of AKA Studio Productions. Tickets are available at www.54Below.com (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...)

Claybourne Elder, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC & More Set for Signature's Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret SeriesClaybourne Elder, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC & More Set for Signature's Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its' air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites, DC area stars, and some of New York's most exciting Broadway performers. The cabaret series runs July 5 through July 22, with a different performance every night. (more...)

I WANNA BE A PRODUCER Author John Breglio Set for Book Discussion, Signing at Drama Book ShopI WANNA BE A PRODUCER Author John Breglio Set for Book Discussion, Signing at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Acclaimed producer John Breglio will be discussing his new book, I Wanna Be A Producer: How To Make a Killing on Broadway... or Get Killed at Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St. on Monday, May 23rd at 5:00pm. Joining John in conversation will be fellow producer Barry Weissler. (more...)

Natascia Diaz Will Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 15Natascia Diaz Will Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Every Little Step star and multiple Helen Hayes Award winner Natascia Diaz in her New York City solo debut on Wednesday, June 15 at 9:30pm, following her acclaimed and nominated performance as Anita in Signature Theatre's sold out run of West Side Story in Washington DC. Called a 'magnetic performer' by The New York Times, 'mesmerizing' (Peter Marks, The Washington Post), 'a standout….a remarkable performer' (Michael Reidel, NY POST) with a 'powerful, crystalline voice' (The Daily News), Ms. Diaz brings her trademark versatility in a varied and style bending acoustic set mixing of some of her favorite alternative, country, original, and theatre song selections accompanied by Steven Walker on guitar. '…an extremely versatile singer, equally at home delivering a punk rock composition as she is with a delicate score from Stephen Sondheim or John Kander'. (Variety) (more...)

BWW Review: CROSSING DELANCEY Projects Cozy WarmthBWW Review: CROSSING DELANCEY Projects Cozy Warmth
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 9, 2016

Lewiston's Public Theatre's closing play of the 2015-2016 season, Susan Sandler's Crossing Delancey is the perfect Mother's Day offering, projecting cozy warmth and fond memories of an unforgettable Jewish grandmother. The 1985 play, which takes a bemused look at the clash between traditional Jewish- American immigrant culture and the more modern aspirations of the next generations, serves up a quintet of characters one cannot fail to embrace (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Writer Rob Rokicki Returns to London for One Night Event on May 29New York Musical Theatre Writer Rob Rokicki Returns to London for One Night Event on May 29
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

The award-winning composer of the Off-Broadway hit “The Lightning Thief” is bringing his brand of smart musical theatre rock back to London for a one-night only concert. The New York Times praised Rokicki's work as “sassy” and “energetic” and Mark Shenton calls Rob 'an engaging new New York singer songwriter who has been developing a number of fresh sounding musicals Off-Broadway.' Join Rob and his friends for a night of rock and roll musical theatre. (more...)

Ben Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff AwardBen Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2016 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Alana Arenas (Head of Passes) and Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen). The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Foundation, which administers the awards. (more...)

Theater Schmeater to Present Heidi Schreck's CREATURE, Opening 5/27Theater Schmeater to Present Heidi Schreck's CREATURE, Opening 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Theater Schmeater is pleased to present Heidi Schreck's enigmatic play Creature, opening on Friday May 27th, and running on Thursday Fridays and Saturdays until June 25th. A Seattle native, Ms. Schreck has found success on the East Coast as a playwright, and this early play is the first of her work to be produced in NYC. (more...)

Barrett Foa to Bring Solo Show GRIN AND BARRETT to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/24-25Barrett Foa to Bring Solo Show GRIN AND BARRETT to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/24-25
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Barrett Foa, acclaimed star of stage and screen, brings his one-man show, Grin and Barrett, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, June 24 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 25 (7 p.m.). After seven seasons of spouting intricate tech geekery on the hit CBS television show, 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' the star of Broadway's Avenue Q, Mamma Mia!, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and off-Broadway's Buyer & Cellar will present an evening of pride, desperation, and show-offsmanship in a one-man cabaret that is sure to be... an hour long! Produced by Andrew Carlberg, Grin and Barrett is directed by Christopher Youngsman and features choreography by Rene?e Felice Smith and musical direction and arrangements by David O. Tickets for Barrett Foa range in price from $45-$65 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

2014-15 NYC Theatre Season Hits Record High in Diversity Per AAPAC's Report2014-15 NYC Theatre Season Hits Record High in Diversity Per AAPAC's Report
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

In the 2014-15 season, the NYC theatre industry hit a record high in the 9 years AAPAC has data collected. For the first time, 30% of all available roles went to actors of color, a jump from 24% the previous year. After three years in a row of exceeding the nine-year average of 23%, it seems safe to say that there is a definite upward trend in the casting of actors of color. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This MayTheatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

Sellersville Theater to Stage STONE SOUPSellersville Theater to Stage STONE SOUP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Sellersville Theater 1894 in Sellersville PA will present Pushcart Players in 'Stone Soup and other Stories' on from Tuesday, May 3 through Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:00 am. Pushcart is the Emmy-nominated educational theater for young audiences, now in its 43rd year of bringing something special to schools and theaters nationwide. The Sellersville Theater, connected to the Sellersville Hotel and Restaurant, is an historic, intimate performing arts venue for live music, comedy shows and family entertainment by local and national acts. (more...)

DETROIT '67 at Center Stage - A Riveting ProductionDETROIT '67 at Center Stage - A Riveting Production
by Charles Shubow - Apr 26, 2016

Playwright Dominque Morisseau demonstrates why she has such a bright future. (more...)

Cape Rep Sets Summer 2016 Theatrelab OfferingsCape Rep Sets Summer 2016 Theatrelab Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Rt. 6A, Brewster, is pleased to announce the continuation of its professional theater training program, TheatreLab.  (more...)

Broadway's ECLIPSED Honors Abducted Women of #BringBackOurGirlsBroadway's ECLIPSED Honors Abducted Women of #BringBackOurGirls
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

On Friday, April 15, 2016, the Broadway play ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira - a story about the navigation of five women through the vicious Liberian civil war - observed a moment of silence during the curtain call to honor of the hundreds of missing girls who, in 2014 were abducted by members of Boko Haram, a terrorist group, at the Chibok school in Northern Nigeria: #BringBackOurGirls. (more...)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on BroadwayEverybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

THE BALLAD OF TRAYVON MARTIN to Premiere at Freedom Theatre This MayTHE BALLAD OF TRAYVON MARTIN to Premiere at Freedom Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

New Freedom Theatre presents the world premiere of THE BALLAD OF TRAYVON MARTIN. THE BALLAD OF TRAYVON MARTIN is written by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and Thomas J. Soto. (more...)

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