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Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals for Public Theater's HAMILTON with Lin-Manuel Miranda & More; Full Cast Announced!Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals for Public Theater's HAMILTON with Lin-Manuel Miranda & More; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Public Theater's HAMILTON begins performances on Tuesday, January 20 and has been extended through March 22 with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17. HAMILTON is now completely cast. The five final cast members are Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds); Andrew Chappelle (Swing); Alysha Deslorieux (Swing); Javier Muñoz (Hamilton Standby); and Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison). Below, go inside rehearsals with the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Channels A CHORUS LINE in RehearsalsPhoto Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Channels A CHORUS LINE in Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The Public Theater presents the world premiere musical HAMILTON, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow and directed by Thomas Kail, Hamilton begins performances on Tuesday, January 20 and will run through Sunday, March 22, with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17. Creator Miranda took to Twitter today to post pictures from backstage, and you can check out two shots below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps About Cell Phones in Theatres on FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME; New Episode Tonight on Pivot!BWW TV Exclusive: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps About Cell Phones in Theatres on FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME; New Episode Tonight on Pivot!
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2014

Tonight, November 14, Pivot will air a brand-new episode of Freestyle Love Supreme, a new comedic improv series inspired by the acclaimed stage show from Tony and Grammy award-winners, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive clip from tonight's episode, featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and more as the audience relays things they hate and the crew performs an improvised rap… and Lin nominates himself to take 'cell phones in theaters'. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale Rap About Home on FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME; New Episode Tonight on Pivot!BWW TV Exclusive: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale Rap About Home on FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME; New Episode Tonight on Pivot!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2014

Tonight, November 7, Pivot will air a brand-new episode of Freestyle Love Supreme, a new comedic improv series inspired by the acclaimed stage show from Tony and Grammy award-winners, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive clip from tonight's episode, featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale freestyling on the word suggestion "House.' (more...)

John Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway Awards, Presented TonightJohn Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway Awards, Presented Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Joe A. Callaway Awards will be presented alongside the Fichandler Award this year tonight, November 3 in New York City. (more...)

Thomas Kail, Sheryl Kaller & More Set for SAY's One Act Plays, 10/31-11/1Thomas Kail, Sheryl Kaller & More Set for SAY's One Act Plays, 10/31-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young (www.say.org) (formerly Our Time) will be presenting four original One-Act Plays written and directed by teens who stutter, and performed by professional actors. The teens are part of the organization's innovative Confident Voices program, which helps kids who stutter find their voice. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater's THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Public Theater's THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 23, 2014

The Public Theater presents The Fortress of Solitude, a world premiere musical with a book by Itamar Moses, and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, The Fortress of Solitude runs through Sunday, November 2. BroadwayWorld brings you phtotos from opening night below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME; Watch Fridays at 10:30PM on Pivot!STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME; Watch Fridays at 10:30PM on Pivot!
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2014

On October 17, Pivot will debuted a new series- Freestyle Love Supreme, a new comedic improv series inspired by the acclaimed stage show from Tony and Grammy award-winners, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail. Below, go behind the scenes of the show with several clips of the group in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME's Show at Joe's Pub with Lin-Manuel Miranda & More!Photo Flash: Inside FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME's Show at Joe's Pub with Lin-Manuel Miranda & More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

A handful of celeb friends of 'Freestyle Love Supreme' turned out to support the celebrated musical improv troupe last night at Joe's Pub in New York City, as they unveiled the upcoming new 'Freestyle Love Supreme' television series, premiering this Friday, October 17 at 10:30pm ET/PT on Pivot. Guests included multi-platinum recording artist and musician Josh Groban, star of FX's 'You're the Worst' Desmin Borges, and 2014 Tony Award-winner James Monroe Inglehart. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Spit Rhymes in FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME; Airs 10/17 on Pivot!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Spit Rhymes in FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME; Airs 10/17 on Pivot!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 9, 2014

On Friday, October 17, Pivot will debut two new half hour series during the 10 p.m. hour, Freestyle Love Supreme, a new comedic improv series inspired by the acclaimed stage show from Tony and Grammy award-winners, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail. And Welcome to Fairfax, a series that explores the vibrant and arts district of Los Angeles and the entrepreneurs who work and live on these blocks. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a clip of the company in action! (more...)

John Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway AwardsJohn Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces this season's Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography from more than 200 eligible productions in the 2013-2014 New York City theatre season. This year's awards will be presented to John Rando for his direction of The Heir Apparent, produced by Classic Stage Company, and Martha Clarke for her choreography of Cheri, produced by Signature Theatre. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr. & More to Join Lin-Manuel Miranda in HAMILTON at The PublicBrian d'Arcy James, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr. & More to Join Lin-Manuel Miranda in HAMILTON at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The Public Theater announced a four-week extension for the world premiere musical HAMILTON, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow and directed by Thomas Kail, HAMILTON begins performances on Tuesday, January 20 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, February 22. The musical will now run an additional four weeks to Sunday, March 22, with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces 2014-15 Committee for Joe A. Callaway AwardStage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces 2014-15 Committee for Joe A. Callaway Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has announced the 2014-2015 Committee for the Joe A. Callaway Award, the only peer-given award for excellence in direction and choreography. The Committee, which will oversee the award for the theatre season, is Sue Lawless, William Martin, Barry McNabb, Leslie (Hoban) Blake, Linda Burson, Jonathan Cerullo, Edie Cowan, Clinton Turner Davis, John Going, Richard Hamburger, Bruce Heath, Michael Montel, DJ Salisbury, and Amy Saltz. Sue Lawless will serve as Committee Chair. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carleigh Bettiol Discusses New Role in PIECE OF MY HEARTBWW Interview: Carleigh Bettiol Discusses New Role in PIECE OF MY HEART
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 11, 2014

Carleigh Bettiol has recently stepped into the role of 'Young Ilene' in off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story. The new musical is based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, and is set to conclude its run this Sunday, September 14 after extending its initial run by two weeks. Carleigh took the time to share her some of thoughts about taking on this new role, her favorite Berns songs, and more with BroadwayWorld. Read below for the full interview! (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for The Public's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett & MoreTickets On Sale Now for The Public's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for The Public Theater's 2014-15 season that will include three world premiere musicals, a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, and Lemon Andersen, Bridget Everett's new show at Joe's Pub, the 11th edition of the acclaimed Under the Radar Festival, the continuation of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, the fifth season of Public Forum, New Work Now!, the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series and $20 tickets to Public Lab, now in its eighth year. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, at www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Casting Underway for HAMILTON at Public Theater; Check out Lin-Manuel Miranda's Fun Character Descriptions!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 TheatreBWW Reviews: Randy Newman's FAUST More Concert Than Musical Theatre
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 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 PartyLaura Osnes, Michael Cerveris & More at FAUST: THE CONCERT Opening Night Party
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 2, 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!Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party for Encores! FAUST with Randy Newman & More!
by Walter McBride - Jul 2, 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 CenterPhoto Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
by Walter McBride - Jul 2, 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...)

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