Thomas Kail News

Casting Underway for HAMILTON at Public Theater; Check out Lin-Manuel Miranda's Fun Character Descriptions!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Public will soon present the world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new play Hamilton from Jan 20 to Feb 22, 2015. It is based on the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow. Miranda will play Hamilton himself. According to an Equity casting notice, auditions are currently underway to fill several key roles, including Aaron Burr, George Washington and more. The character descriptions paint exciting pictures of Miranda's characters, including: Aaron Burr ('Javert meets Mos Def'), George Washington ('John Legend meets Mufasa'), Hercules Mulligan/James Madison ('RZA meets Zach from Chorus Line'), King George ('Wainwright meets King Herod in JCS'), and Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds (Jasmine Sullivan meets Carla from Nine). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Randy Newman's FAUST More Concert Than Musical Theatre
by Michael Dale - Jul 05, 2014

Randy Newman's take on Goethe's opera is an enjoyable collection of songs with little dramatic context. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Michael Cerveris & More at FAUST: THE CONCERT Opening Night Party
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 02, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices starred alongside Randy Newman in Faust: The Concert (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party for Encores! FAUST with Randy Newman & More!
by Walter McBride - Jul 02, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices starred alongside Randy Newman in Faust: The Concert, which was performed last night, July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust was directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. BroadwayWorld brings you phtos from inside the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
by Walter McBride - Jul 02, 2014

Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, just played at New York City Center, is the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. The one-night-only event was directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. The cast included Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck,Tony Vincent, and Broadway Inspirational Voices. BroadwayWorld was there for teh special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Tony Vincent & More in Encores! FAUST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, running one night only in July at New York City Center, is the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust is directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Tony Vincent & More in Encores! FAUST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 01, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices star alongside Randy Newman in Faust: The Concert, which will be performed tonight, July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)

Ars Nova Sets July Programming, Featuring Guy Branum, SHOWGASM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) announces a July lineup featuring three exciting new comedy, music and theater events. Coming up in July: (All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted) (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead & More Set for Drama League's UP CLOSE Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Drama League continues the Summer 2014 Programming Schedule with the ever popular 'Up Close' Series featuring Broadway veterans Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead, co-creators of the online web series, 'Submissions Only,' who will be joined by members of the cast tonight, June 30, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas). (more...)

Kirmser Ponturo Group Developing Film Adaptation of LOMBARDI, Acquire Rights to Joe Louis' Life Story
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Kirmser Ponturo Group LLC (Fran Kirmser & Tony Ponturo) announce they have acquired the exclusive global, theatrical and movie rights, to the life story of World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis for upcoming entertainment projects. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead & More Set for Drama League's UP CLOSE Series, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Drama League continues the Summer 2014 Programming Schedule with the ever popular 'Up Close' Series featuring Broadway veterans Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead, co-creators of the online web series, 'Submissions Only,' who will be joined by members of the cast on Monday, June 30, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas). (more...)

Michael Cerveris and Laura Osnes to Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, which will be performed on July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

All the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Complete List! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Wins Big, Also ROCKY, BRIDGES, and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 01, 2014

Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating you with winners throughout the night. Check back later for the full list! (more...)

The Public to Present Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, 1/20-2/22, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2014

The Public presents the world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new play Hamilton from Jan 20 to Feb 22, 2015. It is based on the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow. Miranda will play Hamilton himself. (more...)

Counting Down to This Year's Big Tony Win - BWW Highlights the Past Decade's Best Musical Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 18, 2014

From the controversial and crass to the inspiring and romantic, the past decade's Tony winners for Best Musical delighted us then and continue to captivate us as they play in productions across the country and around the world. And what better way to refresh and prep for this year's big award than to relive the stand-outs from the last 10 years on Broadway? Scroll down to learn more about the winners since 2004, and be sure to tell us which musical gets your pick for 2014! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Arrivals at the 2014 Drama Desk Nominees Reception
by Walter McBride - May 10, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced last month at 54 Below. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the nominees as they arrive at the 2014 Drama Desk Nominees Reception! (more...)

Twitter Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Brian d'Arcy James Tweet from HAMILTON Workshop
by BWW Staff - May 09, 2014

HAMILTON, written by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, will have its world premiere next January as part of The Public Theater's 2014-15 season. Before the production officially arrives, the show is currently giving a private NYC workshop. Lin-Manuel Miranda just tweeted the below behind the scenes photo @Lin_Manuel (more...)

FRESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Returns to LCT3's Clair Tow Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents an LCT3 Special Event - Freestyle Love Supreme, the popular live improvised show, will return for an encore engagement at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street). Freestyle Love Supreme will play 4 performances only, tonight, May 1st and tomorrow, May 2nd at 7pm and 9pm. (more...)

2014 Drama Desk Award Nominations - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Leads with 12; Followed by BRIDGES, FUN HOME, ALADDIN, ROCKY & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 25, 2014

Eligibility and award category designations for the productions under consideration this season were determined by the Drama Desk board of directors with recommendations from the nominating committee. Because of the abundance of great work throughout the season, the Board also authorized the increase in the number of nominees allowed in select categories. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Public Theater's THE GREAT IMMENSITY
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 25, 2014

The Public Theater presents The Civilian's THE GREAT IMMENSITY, written and directed by Steve Cosson with songs by Michael Friedman. THE GREAT IMMENSITY is a highly theatrical look into one of the most vital questions of our time: how can we change ourselves and our society in time to solve the enormous environmental challenges that confront us? THE GREAT IMMENSITY will run through Thursday, May 1 in the Martinson Theater, with an official press opening last night, April 24. BroadwayWorld brings you phtoos from opeing night below! (more...)

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