The Public Theatre News


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...)

Amber Tamblyn and Shawn Hatosy Star in REASONS TO BE PRETTY, Opening Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless, The Newsroom), Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Alicia Witt (Justified, 88 Minutes) are cast in the Geffen Playhouse production of Reasons to Be Pretty, nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play (2009). Helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney, Reasons to Be Pretty will be performed in the Gil Cates Theater through August 31 with an opening night of tonight, August 6. (more...)

Lorinda Lisitza & Hannah Sloat to Lead DRAGON'S BREATH at FringeNYC, 8/9-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

DRAGON'S BREATH premieres at the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival on August 9th. Playwright, Michael C. O'Day makes his writing debut with this production. As an actor, he has appeared at The Public Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, and the Paper Mill Playhouse, among other venues - most recently Judson Arts in the acclaimed revival of The Bonus Army. DRAGON'S BREATH is directed by Mikaela Kafka, known for her directing work with Centenary Stage and NJ Dramatists. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 3
by - Aug 03, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 3, 2014. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 27
by - Jul 27, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 27, 2014. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Sets August 2014 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The August 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 -- begin with Music Director Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic in the opening program of The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, featuring the 2014-14 season Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist. Over the course of the three-week festival Mr. Bronfman performs the complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle as well as the Triple Concerto with Principal Cello Carter Brey and Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the final Philharmonic appearance of his 34-year tenure. The festival also features the World Premieres of Lyra by Anthony Cheung and Songs by Sean Shepherd, both commissioned by the New York Philharmonic as part of The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Prize for New Music, pairing the master composer's concertos with new commissions now entering the repertoire. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Jose Llana!
by Ken Womble - Jul 25, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Jose Llana! (more...)

Karen Olivo to Teach Master Class at Minnetonka Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Tony Award-winning actress Karen Olivo is coming to Minnetonka Theatre to teach a Master Class for high school students. This exciting two-day event is open to all Minnetonka High School theatre students interested in improving their audition techniques, and will include workshops, mock auditions, and even private coaching for the cast of Minnetonka's student summer stock production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (August 8-16). (more...)

LAKE UNTERSEE, SKIN DEEP SEA and More Set for Workhaus Playwrights Collective's 8th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Workhaus Playwrights Collective announces its 8th season featuring world premiere productions of LAKE UNTERSEE, by Joe Waechter (September, 2014), SKIN DEEP SEA, by Stanton Wood (February, 2015), and THE REAGAN YEARS, by Dominic Orlando (April, 2015). (more...)

DRAGON'S BREATH Set for FringeNYC, 8/9-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

DRAGON'S BREATH premieres at the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival on August 9th. Playwright, Michael C. O'Day makes his writing debut with this production. As an actor, he has appeared at The Public Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, and the Paper Mill Playhouse, among other venues - most recently Judson Arts in the acclaimed revival of The Bonus Army. DRAGON'S BREATH is directed by Mikaela Kafka, known for her directing work with Centenary Stage and NJ Dramatists. (more...)

New Perspectives Theatre to Host 7th Annual WOMEN'S WORK SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL, 8/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) has announced on the margin, the 7th Annual Women's Work Short Play Festival with six original scripts developed to that theme. The festival runs from Monday, August 4th to Saturday, August 9th with performances of two Programs alternating 4:00pm and 8:00pm curtain times.. on the margin performs at NPTC Studio, 458 West 37th Street (at 10th Avenue.) (more...)

Smith Street Stage to Bring MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Brooklyn's Carroll Park, 7/23-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Smith Street Stage, Brooklyn's fastest growing Shakespeare theatre company, will present its fifth season of Shakespeare in Carroll Park with a visceral and modern staging of Shakespeare's comedy of wit, Much Ado About Nothing, featuring its most impressive ensemble to date! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Public's HERE LIES LOVE Kicks Off 'Summer Friday' Performances with Anika Larsen, Tommy Tune & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Public's HERE LIES LOVE kicked off its 'Summer Friday' performances on Friday. On the Friday, July 11th kickoff, guests in attendance included Alan Rickman, Tommy Tune, Anika Larsen, After Midnight's Karine Plantadit, Andrew Andrew and Sirius XM's Julie James. After the show, they partied with the cast at The Library Restaurant at the Public Theater. Check out photos below! (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical (more...)

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