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BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- FUN HOME's Sydney Lucas- 'I Love Everybody!'BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- FUN HOME's Sydney Lucas- 'I Love Everybody!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Sydney Lucas, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical nominee for Fun Home. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown's Ghostly THE OTHER THING Opens TonightSecond Stage Uptown's Ghostly THE OTHER THING Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

THE OTHER THING, written by Emily Schwend and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, makes its world premiere at Second Stage tonight, May 21, following previews from May 12. The production runs through June 7, 2015. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Beth MaloneIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Beth Malone
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Beth Malone, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Fun Home. (more...)

Sheen Center Cancels PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Event Due to Offensive Material by Neil LaButeSheen Center Cancels PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Event Due to Offensive Material by Neil LaBute
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the political controversy surrounding the release of The Interview, and continued suppression of plays, books, and art in American schools, libraries and museums, the battle for freedom of speech and expression is more essential than ever. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will present an evening of world premiere plays by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute addressing censorship in the arts in Playwrights for a Cause, to be held at 7:30pm on June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RICH GIRL at The Old Globe - Lauren Blumenfeld and More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RICH GIRL at The Old Globe - Lauren Blumenfeld and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl andHarvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 23 - 27. Opening night is Thursday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Irish Rep Extends THE BELLE OF BELFAST Through June 14Irish Rep Extends THE BELLE OF BELFAST Through June 14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces that the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Nate Rufus Edelman's THE BELLE OF BELFAST, directed by Claudia Weill, will extend one week, and will be now be performed through Sunday, June 14th, 2015. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Sydney LucasIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Sydney Lucas
by Walter McBride - May 14, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Sydney Lucas, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Fun Home. (more...)

BWW Interviews: KAY COLE Directs Love Again at Group RepBWW Interviews: KAY COLE Directs Love Again at Group Rep
by Don Grigware - May 14, 2015

production of A Chorus Line, which garnered the Tony, Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk, and Theatre World awards -among others.  Other credits include:  director/choreographer: 22%, Love Songs, Spelling Bee, Rose Bowl Queens, Bark! No Strings, Desperate Writers (Off-B'way/LA), Flunky, The Dining Room, Nuncrackers, Judy's Scary Little Christmas, Frog & Toad, A Chorus Line, choreographer: Hunger, Nightmare Alley, Atlanta, Great Expectations, Triumph of Love, Dancing at Lughnasa. Pasadena Playhouse: 110 in the Shade, Do I Hear A Waltz. Hollywood Bowl: Mame, Bernstein's Mass, My Fair Lady, Music Man, Camelot, Reprise!, Three Penny Opera, City of Angels, Company, 20th Century, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Most Happy Fella. Other Los Angeles: Atlanta, Paint Your Wagon (Geffen); Grave White Way (Hudson Theatre); Dogeaters, Gaytino (Kirk Douglas Theatre); Six Dance Lessons (Falcon, Geffen, B'way); Snoopy, Blockheads (London West End). Film/TV: Country Rules, Santa Clause 3, Six Dance Lessons…  Website: www.kaycole.net (more...)

A.R.T. Wins Seven 2015 Elliot Norton AwardsA.R.T. Wins Seven 2015 Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The A.R.T. won seven Elliot Norton Awards given by the Boston Theatre Critics Association honoring Boston's best theatre productions. The annual awards are named for Boston's dean of American drama critics, Elliot Norton, who died in 2003 at the age of 100, and were held last night, May 11 at the Citi Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Sondheim's ROAD SHOW to Conclude MTG's 19th SeasonSondheim's ROAD SHOW to Conclude MTG's 19th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will conclude their 2014-2015 season with Stephen Sondheim's latest work, ROAD SHOW.  The one-night-only concert will take place at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm.  (more...)

Olivier Winner Chukwudi Iwuji Set for Shrunken Shakespeare Benefit, 6/8Olivier Winner Chukwudi Iwuji Set for Shrunken Shakespeare Benefit, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Shrunken Shakespeare Company (Yvonne Cone and Jennifer Martina, Co-Producing Artistic Directors) and Creative Producer Adam Shulman (Dukes of Hazard: The Beginning, Song One starring Anne Hathaway) to host SSC's Annual Benefit Gala and Staged Reading of Chukwudi Iwuji's masterpiece screenplay Ira - on June 8th, 2015 at The Loft at West 83rd Street (150 West 83rd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus). (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre's Summer Season to Include LESERE, 'VIVIEN' & MoreJermyn Street Theatre's Summer Season to Include LESERE, 'VIVIEN' & More
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Continuing its 21st anniversary year, Jermyn Street Theatre today announces two plays for the summer months and gives a sneak preview into the autumn season. (more...)

HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent AwardsHAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2015 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You).  (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 6th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 6th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 6, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 'Jersey Boys' return, '[title of show]' premieres and CPaz hosts a belt-fest! Plus new works everywhere! Piven Theatre, Northlight Theatre, The Music Theatre Company, Chicago Children's Theatre, FWD Theatre and Porchlight Music Theatre show us our future, plus the world premiere of 'Sense And Sensibility' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater! (more...)

POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2015

SoHo International Film Festival will be screening the New York premiere of Demos Bizar and GiMe Productions short film, Policy of Truth, on May 19 at 8pm. (more...)

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical to Play TNC, 6/4-19THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical to Play TNC, 6/4-19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

'Casterbridge,' based on Thomas Hardy's classic Victorian novel, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' is a new musical theater work with book and lyrics by David Willinger and music by Christopher Beste. The 20-character, two-act musical is fairly faithful to Hardy's parable of the spiritual ups and downs of man and features a score inspired by English country music of the period. Theater for the New City will present the piece's world premiere run June 4 to 19, directed by Willinger. (more...)

Lea DeLaria Will Host 60th Annual Obie Awards!Lea DeLaria Will Host 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice have announced that Screen Actors Guild Award-winning 'Orange is the New Black' star and OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria will host the 60th Annual OBIE Awards, which will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Tickets to the 2015 OBIE Awards are now available via www.ObieAwards.com. (more...)

Nominations for 20th Annual Rising Star Awards Announced!Nominations for 20th Annual Rising Star Awards Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

Lisa Datz and GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell & Sasha Roiz to Star in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at Portland Center Stage, 5/17-6/21Lisa Datz and GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell & Sasha Roiz to Star in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at Portland Center Stage, 5/17-6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Richard Greenberg's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Three Days of Rain, opens on Portland Center Stage's U.S. Bank Main Stage on May 22, with preview performances beginning May 17, 2015. (more...)

OSF Sets New AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS CommissionsOSF Sets New AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

American Revolutions is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 10-year commissioning program (2008-2018) of up to 37 new plays that look at moments of change in America's past, with the goal of helping to establish a shared understanding of our national identity and illuminate the best paths for our nation's future. (more...)

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