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Photo Flash: WAR PAINT's David Stone, OPA's Joan Squires and More Receive Broadway League's 2017 League AwardsPhoto Flash: WAR PAINT's David Stone, OPA's Joan Squires and More Receive Broadway League's 2017 League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Casts of ANASTASIA, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GROUNDHOG DAY, WAR PAINT and More Set for 2017 STARS IN THE ALLEYCasts of ANASTASIA, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GROUNDHOG DAY, WAR PAINT and More Set for 2017 STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

This year's Stars in the Alley will take place on Friday, June 2nd at 1:00pm in Broadway's legendary Shubert Alley, west of Seventh Avenue between 44th & 45th streets. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Producer Mike Isaacson Awarded Commercial Theatre Institute's Robert Whitehead AwardPhoto Coverage: Producer Mike Isaacson Awarded Commercial Theatre Institute's Robert Whitehead Award
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 10, 2017

This afternoon, Tony Award winning producer Mike Isaacson (The Humans, Fun Home, Bring it On The Musical, Red, Legally Blonde, Caroline or Change) received the Commercial Theatre Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing.  (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEPlaywrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Off-Broadway's Big Night at the Lucille Lortel Awards!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Off-Broadway's Big Night at the Lucille Lortel Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Lucille Lortel AwardsPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Lucille Lortel Awards
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

Andrea Burns & Seth Rudetsky to Perform at Broadway Association's 106th Annual LuncheonAndrea Burns & Seth Rudetsky to Perform at Broadway Association's 106th Annual Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Broadway Association, a 106-year-old not-for-profit business association committed to the betterment, safety and economic prosperity of the Times Square and Midtown West community, will host its annual awards luncheon Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel. The luncheon will also feature a performance by Broadway talents Andrea Burns & Seth Rudetsky. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume DesignPhoto Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 2, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber and legendary scenic designer Tony Straiges are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017
by - Apr 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Raoul Bhaneja to Host 2017 Dora Awards at the Elgin TheatreRaoul Bhaneja to Host 2017 Dora Awards at the Elgin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 20, 2017BWW's On This Day - April 20, 2017
by - Apr 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 19, 2017BWW's On This Day - April 19, 2017
by - Apr 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As Hello, Dolly! returns to Broadway, The Wilder Family and Samuel French present        a conversation on staging Thornton Wilder's works with directors Abigail Adams (Peoples Light), Theater For A New Audience's Arin Arbus, the Geva Theater's Mark Cuddy, and Columbia University's         Gregory Mosher. (more...)

Reps from Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf, NY Deaf Theatre and More Slated for TDF's Accessibility SymposiumReps from Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf, NY Deaf Theatre and More Slated for TDF's Accessibility Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will host an accessibility symposium, "TDF Access for NYC Theatre" on Monday, April 24 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, JITNEY Receive Broadway League's 2017 Education GrantsCOME FROM AWAY, JITNEY Receive Broadway League's 2017 Education Grants
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Broadway League has awarded the New York Education and Engagement Grants to the Broadway productions of Come From Away and August Wilson's Jitney. Each production received a $5,000 grant towards its 2017 educational and engagement initiatives. The grants aid the growth and development of theatre education in the city in an effort to encourage Broadway productions to create more opportunities for young people. (more...)

TDF & Broadway League's Site for Theatergoers with Disabilities Honored at 2017 Webby AwardsTDF & Broadway League's Site for Theatergoers with Disabilities Honored at 2017 Webby Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Theatre Development (TDF) and The Broadway League announced today that their website Theatre Access NYC (www.theatreaccess.nyc) has received recognition for excellence in web design. (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Breaking News: HADESTOWN, SWEENEY TODD, INDECENT, OSLO and More Top 2017 Lucille Lortel Award NominationsBreaking News: HADESTOWN, SWEENEY TODD, INDECENT, OSLO and More Top 2017 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories for the 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. (more...)

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