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Photo Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera in New Artwork for Broadway-Bound THE VISIT!Photo Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera in New Artwork for Broadway-Bound THE VISIT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Check out new artwork for the musical below! When asked about working with Chita Rivera to shoot the image, photographer Frank Ockenfels told NYT: 'She's a grand dame.There are not a lot people left like her. She was so present and giving. There was no, "We're done." She said, "Is there more I can do?" Sometimes with someone of her age, they are conscious of being overlit. But she was more about what makes sense for the photograph, which is tremendously helpful. It was amazing to see her work with other actors and how she moved gracefully and beautifully. She had to step up on a piece of steel and she got up and there were no complaints. She moves around like a 20-year-old.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sarah Jessica Parker, Larry David, Diane Sawyer, and More Attend IT's ONLY A PLAY Re-Opening Night ReceptionPhoto Coverage: Sarah Jessica Parker, Larry David, Diane Sawyer, and More Attend IT's ONLY A PLAY Re-Opening Night Reception
by Walter McBride - Jan 24, 2015

Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, recently welcomed Martin Short, two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning '30 Rock' alum Maulik Pancholy - in his Broadway debut - to the cast! The show transferred from the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). Check out photos from the re-opening reception below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Katie Finneran, Martin Short, Matthew Broderick, and More Celebrate IT'S ONLY A PLAY Moving DayPhoto Coverage: Katie Finneran, Martin Short, Matthew Broderick, and More Celebrate IT'S ONLY A PLAY Moving Day
by Walter McBride - Jan 24, 2015

Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, recently welcomed Martin Short, two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning '30 Rock' alum Maulik Pancholy - in his Broadway debut - to the cast! The show transferred from the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). Check out photos from moving day below! (more...)

Broadway's THE VISIT Offers 1/26 Presale for Audience Rewards MembersBroadway's THE VISIT Offers 1/26 Presale for Audience Rewards Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Tom Smedes, Hugh Hayes and Judith Ann Abrams announced today that the highly anticipated musical, The Visit, soon to open on Broadway, will have an exclusive presale for Audience Reward members beginning January 26, 2015. Please visit AudienceRewards.com to sign up and purchase. General on sale will begin February 1, 2015 and tickets will be available on Telecharge.com. (more...)

Could KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Head Back to Broadway? Audra McDonald, Alan Cumming, and Steven Pasquale Lead ReadingCould KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Head Back to Broadway? Audra McDonald, Alan Cumming, and Steven Pasquale Lead Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

According to the New York Times, a revival of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN could be heading to Broadway! A reading for the show was held just last week starring Audra McDonald, Alan Cumming, and Steven Pasquale in the roles of Aurora, Molina, and Valentin respectively. Tony winner John Tiffany (Once, The Glass Menagerie) directed the reading. Producer Tom Kirdahy, who put the reading together, told NYT: "I think everyone is interested in having further conversations, but there is no game plan for a production at this point." (more...)

Photo Coverage: Martin Short, Katie Finneran &  Maulik Pancholy Join Cast of IT'S ONLY A PLAY on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Martin Short, Katie Finneran & Maulik Pancholy Join Cast of IT'S ONLY A PLAY on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jan 10, 2015

Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, welcomed Martin Short, two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning '30 Rock' alum Maulik Pancholy - in his Broadway debut - to the cast earlier this week! Below, check out full photo coverage of the new cast together onstage! (more...)

Breaking News: It's Official! Chita Rivera to Return to Broadway in THE VISIT This Spring; Theatre Booked and Dates Set!Breaking News: It's Official! Chita Rivera to Return to Broadway in THE VISIT This Spring; Theatre Booked and Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Tom Smedes, Hugh Hayes and Judith Ann Abrams announced today that John Kander and Fred Ebb's final Broadway musical, The Visit, featuring a book by four-time Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally, will open on Broadway this Spring, starring two-time Tony Award winning Broadway legend Chita Rivera and Tony Award winner Roger Rees. Helmed by Tony Award winning director John Doyle and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Graciela Daniele, The Visit will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/3-1/4/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/3-1/4/2015
by - Jan 4, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 4, 2015 - Sunday, January 4, 2015. (more...)

Tom Kirdahy Named 2014 Broadway Global Producer of the YearTom Kirdahy Named 2014 Broadway Global Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

The list of final 2014 Broadway Global Producer of the Year nominees are the who's who list for Broadway investors, each making changes in global arts. (more...)

All-Star Broadway Revival of IT'S ONLY A PLAY Recoups Investment!All-Star Broadway Revival of IT'S ONLY A PLAY Recoups Investment!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport reported that the Broadway production of It's Only a Play has recouped its $3.9 million capitalization. (more...)

Martin Short, Katie Finneran & More Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 GalaMartin Short, Katie Finneran & More Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced that the annual WTF Gala will be held at City Winery in New York City (155 Varick Street) on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM. The evening will feature appearances and performances by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Martin Short, two-time Tony Award-winner and Williamstown veteran Katie Finneran, the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co., up-and-coming singer/songwriter Benjamin Scheuer (The Lion), and New York favorite Rebecca Naomi Jones, with more performers and participants to be announced. (more...)

Photo Coverage: EVERY BRILLIANT THING Celebrates Opening Night at Barrow Street TheatrePhoto Coverage: EVERY BRILLIANT THING Celebrates Opening Night at Barrow Street Theatre
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 15, 2014

The North American premiere of Olivier Award nominee Duncan Macmillan's highly acclaimed new play, Every Brilliant Thing, opened last night, December 14 at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). Featuring Jonny Donahoe and directed by George Perrin, the Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production of Every Brilliant Thing comes to New York fresh off its smash hit, much-raved-over engagements in London and Edinburgh, as well as a UK tour. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Producer Says Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Headed to Broadway This SpringProducer Says Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Headed to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

According to the New York Post, John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Visit, which has been long-rumored for a Broadway run might be on its way to New York in 2015. Michael Riedel writes that book writer Terrence McNally, whose IT'S ONLY A PLAY is currently selling out the Schoenfeld Theatre, might be in the position to acquire funding from the play's producers and a theatre from the Shubert Organization. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  12/8; Big Week for GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and IT'S ONLY A PLAYINDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/8; Big Week for GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 8, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 12/7/2014. (more...)

Tony Winner Katie Finneran & Maulik Pancholy Will Join Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAYTony Winner Katie Finneran & Maulik Pancholy Will Join Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will welcome two new stars. Beginning January 7, 2015, two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning "30 Rock" alum Maulik Pancholy-in his Broadway debut-will assume the roles of 'Julia Budder' and 'Frank Finger', respectively. (more...)

Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally Will Not Extend Run in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY; New Cast Members to Be Announced ShortlyRupert Grint and Megan Mullally Will Not Extend Run in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY; New Cast Members to Be Announced Shortly
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

BWW has just confirmed that Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally will not be extending with IT'S ONLY A PLAY, due to prior commitments. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SIDE SHOW!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SIDE SHOW!
by Walter McBride - Nov 18, 2014

The completely reimagined revival of Side Show opened last night, November 17, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can catch photos from the eopening night red carpet below! (more...)

Matthew Broderick Signs on for IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Extended Broadway RunMatthew Broderick Signs on for IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Extended Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that TonyŽ Award winner Matthew Broderick has extended his contract with Broadway's smash hit It's Only A Play. Originally scheduled to appear in the production through its original closing date of January 4th, Broderick will continue to star in the production through its new end date on March 29, 2015. Broderick currently stars in the production opposite Nathan Lane, who exits on January 4th for a previously scheduled professional commitment. Beginning January 7th, Broderick will headline It's Only A Play opposite the previously-announced Martin Short. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE Producers Pass Up $400K to Keep the SchoenfeldTHE AUDIENCE Producers Pass Up $400K to Keep the Schoenfeld
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Word is the producers of THE AUDIENCE, starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, wanted to keep their spring slot at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theater so badly they were willing to pass up $400,000. (more...)

Official: Martin Short to Replace Nathan Lane in IT'S ONLY A PLAY; Show to Extend, Transfer Theaters!Official: Martin Short to Replace Nathan Lane in IT'S ONLY A PLAY; Show to Extend, Transfer Theaters!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will extend, and with a new star: Tony and Emmy Award winner Martin Short will assume the role of 'James Wicker' originated by Nathan Lane, who departs January 4th to prepare for his upcoming performance in director Robert Falls' production of The Iceman Cometh at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2015. (more...)

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