Theater Productions News

Algonquin Theater Productions presents New baseball Musical NATIONAL PASTIMEAlgonquin Theater Productions presents New baseball Musical NATIONAL PASTIME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This Saturday, March 25th, the baseball musical 'National Pastime' by Al Tapper and Tony Sportiello opens in Guadalajara, Mexico.  The musical, last produced by Robyn Goodman and directed by Hunter Foster at Bucks County Playhouse in 2015, tells the tale of a radio station during the Depression so desperate for ratings that they created a fictional baseball team which can't lose.  Because the games are held in Europe no one can see them.  The gimmick is so successful that the radio station and the town of Baker City Iowa is saved.  At least until Life Magazine shows up. (more...)

David Byrne, Ronald K. Brown, Theater of War and More Set for BRIC OPEN FESTIVAL Next Month in BrooklynDavid Byrne, Ronald K. Brown, Theater of War and More Set for BRIC OPEN FESTIVAL Next Month in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

BRIC, Brooklyn's leading provider of free cultural programs, has announced the inaugural BRIC OPEN Festival, which will activate spaces throughout BRIC Arts | Media House, BRIC's 40,000 sf. home in Downtown Brooklyn, the weekend of April 27 - 30. (more...)

BWW Women in Theater: March 2017BWW Women in Theater: March 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Mar 22, 2017

Women in theater news for March 2017 (more...)

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Announces NYC Lineup at BAM Fisher, 5/16-21Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Announces NYC Lineup at BAM Fisher, 5/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana today announced the program for its annual New York City season, May 16–21, 2017, at BAM Fisher. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/20/2017This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/20/2017
by - Mar 20, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 3/20/2017. (more...)

Exclusive Photos: HAMILTON's Christine Allado Holds Solo Concert in ManilaExclusive Photos: HAMILTON's Christine Allado Holds Solo Concert in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 19, 2017

Recently announced to play the roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the upcoming West End production of the Broadway smash 'Hamilton,' Christine Allado, who was recently seen in the role of Vanessa in West End's 'In The Heights,' graced the stage of the Maybank Performing Arts Theatre in her solo concert, titled 'Songs of a Lifetime,' earlier this month. (more...)

VIDEO: Cat Gorman Debuts: 'Songs, Stars, and Stories' in Broadway at Metropolitan RoomVIDEO: Cat Gorman Debuts: 'Songs, Stars, and Stories' in Broadway at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Cat Gorman makes her Metropolitan Room debut singing songs from the Great American Songbook. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' Provocative and Compelling CLYBOURNE PARKBWW Review: Circle Players' Provocative and Compelling CLYBOURNE PARK
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 18, 2017

Daniel DeVault's taut, focused direction and consistent performances from his ensemble of actors are the hallmarks of Circle Players' latest show in their 2016-17 season - Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park - now onstage, appropriately and significantly at the Z. Alexander Looby Theatre, named for one of Nashville's most venerated civil rights leaders through April 2. (more...)

JCTC Brings Theatre & Performing Arts Back to Restored White Eagle HallJCTC Brings Theatre & Performing Arts Back to Restored White Eagle Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

After many decades, theatre has returned to one of New Jersey's most-prized historical venues. In April, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) begins a new chapter in the NJ/NY performing arts world by presenting theatre and dance to the newly restored, White Eagle Hall. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts presents a special Talk-Back immediately following the 8 p.m. performance of A Great Wilderness on Friday, March 31 in the Studio Theater. (more...)

Cast Set for SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU in Rep at NYTWCast Set for SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Daisy Eagan and Jordan Kai Burnett Return with SUNDAY BRUNCH OF SHAME at West Bank CafeDaisy Eagan and Jordan Kai Burnett Return with SUNDAY BRUNCH OF SHAME at West Bank Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame makes its NYC debut after a wildly successful run in Los Angeles! A comedy show with music, prizes, sketches, and lots of shame. Do you like pop music? Do you like brunch? Did you have a little too much fun last night? Do you like to laugh? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then you won't want to miss Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame. Fresh from their night out the night before, Tony winner, Daisy Eagan and future Tony winner, Jordan Kai Burnett will impart tips and tricks to surviving the dark days ahead. (Legal note: Daisy and Jordan are not liable for any of the 'wisdom' imparted should such 'wisdom' lead to unwise decisions on the part of any audience member.). Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame is the perfect antidote to a night of bad decisions. This show is not suitable for children under the age of 16, unless that's just what kind of parent you are in which case you do you. Guests who come wearing clothes from the night before get a special door prize. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe to Lead Palm Beach Opera's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, 4/7-9Stephanie Blythe to Lead Palm Beach Opera's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, 4/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Palm Beach Opera will present Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance for one weekend only, April 7 - 9, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Ben Vereen Performs at Broadway Theatre of PitmanTony Award Winning Ben Vereen Performs at Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Ben Vereen is bringing his one man show, Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen, to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Ben's show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring songs such as 'Defying Gravity,' 'Mr. Bojangles,' 'For Good' from Wicked and 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.' Join us for Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen - a show of song and dance, filled with entertainment and laughter, stories and inspiration! (more...)

Entertain and Dine NJ StyleEntertain and Dine NJ Style
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 10, 2017

In March and April there are many shows opening in the Garden State. Check out our suggestions for restaurants that are close to your favorite venues for pre or post theatre dining. (more...)

Beck Center Teen Theater presents High School Horror with CARRIEBeck Center Teen Theater presents High School Horror with CARRIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Beck Center Teen Theater continues their 2016-2017 season with CARRIE the musical, March 24-26 and March 31-April 2, 2017 in the Mackey Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. A student matinee will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 30. Tickets are on sale now at 216.521.2540 x10 or beckcenter.org. CARRIE the musical contains strong language and adult content. (more...)

Bill Irwin Returns to The New School to Host Screening of Chaplin Film with Live OrchestraBill Irwin Returns to The New School to Host Screening of Chaplin Film with Live Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The New School's College of Performing Arts welcomes the public to the fifth edition of (Un)Silent Film Night, a performance series in which The College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra performs live music to classic silent films. Previous events in the series have drawn capacity crowds to the 400-seat Tishman Auditorium at The New School. (more...)

FUN HOME, MIES JULIE and More Lead Victory Gardens 2017-18 SeasonFUN HOME, MIES JULIE and More Lead Victory Gardens 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the lineup for its 2017-2018 Season. Victory Gardens' 43rd Season will include the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; the Chicago premieres of Fade, a co-production with Teatro Vista, by Tanya Saracho, and Mies Julie, a contemporary reworking of August Strindberg's classic Miss Julie by Yael Farber, as well as the world premieres of Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu and Doing It by Boo Killebrew. (more...)

Tickets to Lyric Opera's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Go On Sale One Year EarlyTickets to Lyric Opera's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Go On Sale One Year Early
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

n anticipation of high ticket demand, Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that the initial block of tickets for its Spring 2018 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be available for sale a year in advance, starting Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10 a,m.  (more...)

BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the BroadHollow Theatre Company in ElmontBWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the BroadHollow Theatre Company in Elmont
by Anthony Hazzard - Mar 6, 2017

'9 to 5' is Broadhollow at Elmont's latest musical and it is a hoot! Those familiar with the vintage movie and those currently in the working world will certainly enjoy this timeless tale of three secretaries getting revenge on their 'sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot' of a boss. Dolly Parton, who starred in the film along with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, created the music and lyrics to accompany the Broadway musical which played a brief run in 2009. A national tour of the show followed as well as several regional theater productions. Now at the Broadhollow, Violet, Judy, and Doralee are back and better than ever! (more...)

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