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The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty BuckleyThe Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: The HAMILTON Cast Takes Their Shot- Watch the FULL Conversation!Backstage with Richard Ridge: The HAMILTON Cast Takes Their Shot- Watch the FULL Conversation!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2017

Hamilton was in da house! Just last week, Hamilton stars Javier Munoz,  Brandon Victor Dixon, James Monroe Iglehart, Mandy Gonzalez, and Bryan Terrell Clark joined SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen.    (more...)

Photo Flash: Judith Light Honored with O'Neill Center's 2017 Monte Cristo AwardPhoto Flash: Judith Light Honored with O'Neill Center's 2017 Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

It was a night full of Broadway and TV reunions for beloved stage and screen star Judith Light at the 2017 Monte Cristo Award ceremony last night, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and held for the first time at 583 Park Avenue. Light's LOMBARDI co-star Dan Lauria and 'Ugly Betty' co-star Michael Urie joined in on the celebrations, and Director Thomas Kail presented Light with her honor. Scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)

Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna PlayhouseHal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Wesleyan University Awards Inaugural HAMILTON Prize for CreativityWesleyan University Awards Inaugural HAMILTON Prize for Creativity
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

A committee of Wesleyan University alumni, chaired by HAMILTON writer/creator and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda '02, and director Thomas Kail '99, has chosen the recipient of the inaugural Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity (more...)

DATING WHILE BLACK Dramedy Comes to Jersey CityDATING WHILE BLACK Dramedy Comes to Jersey City
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

She Gon' Learn - the Award Winning 'Dating While Black' solo play that was a surprise hit on the theatre festival circuit - makes its New Jersey debut at Merseles Studios, presented by Jersey City Theatre Center (JCTC) as part of its Disruption series. (more...)

Graphic Novel-Inspired Experience and More Set for Ars Nova's 10th Annual ANT Fest; Lineup Announced!Graphic Novel-Inspired Experience and More Set for Ars Nova's 10th Annual ANT Fest; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ars Nova has announced the line-up for its 10th Annual ANT Fest (June 5-29), four non-stop, throw-down weeks of live entertainment mayhem, featuring fresh material from the next wave of dynamic, indie-theater makers. All New Talent, all the time. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Students Get a History Lesson at the Latest #EduHam MatineePhoto Coverage: Students Get a History Lesson at the Latest #EduHam Matinee
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2017

#EduHam is a series of HAMILTON Wednesday matinees made available to New York City schools with a high concentration of students from low-income families for the ticket price of only $10. This educational partnership, made possible through a $1.46 million grant by The Rockefeller Foundation, is not only providing 20,000 NYC public school students with the opportunity to see HAMILTON on Broadway, but provides educational material by Gilder Lehrman to incorporate material from the musical into the American History curriculum. (more...)

Cast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public TheaterCast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET will begin previews on Tuesday, June 20 and run through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with Tony-Winner Gabriel Ebert About MATILDA, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, MoreThe Theater People Podcast Chats with Tony-Winner Gabriel Ebert About MATILDA, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, More
by Theater People Podcast - May 8, 2017

On Monday, May 8 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert. Ebert is currently starring alongside Harvey Fierstein in the critically acclaimed gay history play Gently Down the Stream which was written by Martin Sherrman (BENT, THE BOY FROM OZ). Gently Down the Stream plays at the Martinson Theater at The Public Theater through May 21st. (more...)

VIDEO: Ryan Vasquez and Solea Pfeiffer Mash Up DEAR EVAN HANSEN and HAMILTONVIDEO: Ryan Vasquez and Solea Pfeiffer Mash Up DEAR EVAN HANSEN and HAMILTON
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2017

HAMILTON tour stars Ryan Vasquez and Solea Pfeiffer have put together a beautiful mash up of two of the most buzzed about shows on Broadway: Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. Check out their collection of tunes in the video below! (more...)

Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna PlayhouseGregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced a very special theatrical event, Bruce Davison, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart starring in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes MISS SAIGON's Breakout Star, Eva NoblezadaThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes MISS SAIGON's Breakout Star, Eva Noblezada
by Theater People Podcast - May 1, 2017

On Monday, May 1st Theater People podcast welcomes MISS SAIGON star Eva Noblezada. For the episode, Noblezada shares her story of being discovered by casting director Tara Rubin at the 2013 National High School Musical Theater Awards (AKA The Jimmy Awards) and being fast-tracked to audition for the West End revival of MISS SAIGON. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Students Get to Check Out HAMILTON at Latest #EduHam MatineePhoto Coverage: Students Get to Check Out HAMILTON at Latest #EduHam Matinee
by Walter McBride - May 1, 2017

#EduHam is a series of HAMILTON Wednesday matinees made available to New York City schools with a high concentration of students from low-income families for the ticket price of only $10. This educational partnership, made possible through a $1.46 million grant by The Rockefeller Foundation, is not only providing 20,000 NYC public school students with the opportunity to see HAMILTON on Broadway, but provides educational material by Gilder Lehrman to incorporate material from the musical into the American History curriculum. (more...)

HAMILTON's Celebrated Education Program Makes History TodayHAMILTON's Celebrated Education Program Makes History Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The innovative educational program that launched in 2016 at HAMILTON on Broadway, and has subsequently debuted in Chicago and San Francisco, will make history on April 26, 2017 when more than 5,000 students and teachers from Title 1 schools attend matinee performances of the musical at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago and at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy CenterHAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2017-2018 theater season in an event on the famed Opera House stage that showcased performances from a range of work being presented and produced this season. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn ColellaThe Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn Colella
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24 the Theater People podcast welcome's COME FROM AWAY star Jenn Colella. For the episode, Colella recounts her experience with the new Broadway musical--based on true events--from winning the role to meeting and befriending her real-life counterpart. She also shares fascinating stories from her previous work on Broadway. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Half Hour Call w/ Chris King Welcomes Broadway Princess, Courtney ReedExclusive Podcast: Half Hour Call w/ Chris King Welcomes Broadway Princess, Courtney Reed
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Apr 20, 2017

Today's guest is Courtney Reed. We talk about the first reading for ALADDIN on Broadway, the out of town trials, and even a funny story involving the flying carpet! We also talk about her newest venture, Gagged Chokers, an accessory company. The company is less than a year old and we dive into how she was able to grow the company in such a short time! (more...)

HAMILTON Helmer Thomas Kail to Direct Upcoming WWII Drama 'Silver Wings'HAMILTON Helmer Thomas Kail to Direct Upcoming WWII Drama 'Silver Wings'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tony Award-winning HAMILTON director Thomas Kail will develop to direct the drama that follows the true story of WWII's Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), the first women to ever fly for the US military. (more...)

Non-Stop! James Monroe Iglehart and Brian D'Arcy James Join the Broadway Cast of HAMILTON Tonight!Non-Stop! James Monroe Iglehart and Brian D'Arcy James Join the Broadway Cast of HAMILTON Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

These two are non-stop! Tonight, Brian D'Arcy James and James Monroe Iglehart join the Broadway cast of Hamilton. Iglehart will be playing the dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson while James will be re-joining the show as King George. (more...)

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