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Theater at Monmouth's 47th Season to Include HENRY V, THE ILLUSION & MoreTheater at Monmouth's 47th Season to Include HENRY V, THE ILLUSION & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?For 2016 Theater at Monmouth invites you to unleash your inner Francophile for their Vive la France season! What do an unproven king, a swordsman with an astonishing nose, four pairs of lovers running amuck, and two meddling fathers with wayward children have in common? They are all part of TAM's 47th†Vive la France†season featuring plays that simmer, sizzle, and surprise. (more...)

Rare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This SpringRare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

A rare revival of Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams will run for a limited engagement, April 23-May 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich Village. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production features a 16-person cast lead by Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin and Beth Bartley. Williams's modern version of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice opened on Broadway in 1957 and was revived in 1989 in a celebrated production directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Vanessa Redgrave. It has rarely, if ever, been produced in New York since. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama to Stage PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens This MonthSyracuse University Department of Drama to Stage PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Syracuse University's Department of Drama tackles the volatile combination of adolescence and anxiety in Simon Stephens' 2009 play†Punk Rock. Directed by Robert Moss, this production from one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary playwrights runs at the Storch Theatre†February 19-28, 2016†in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex. Opening night performance is Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Skyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic DirectorSkyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The 2016 season will be Tesori's fourth and final season leading Encores! Off-Center. (more...)


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National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

New work by Lee Hall, David Hare, Bryony Kimmings, Lucy Kirkwood, Nina Raine, Gillian Slovo and Alexander Zeldin, and contemporary revivals of two of the NT's most celebrated 20th century premieres - Amadeus and Angels in America - are among the forthcoming productions at the National Theatre announced today by Rufus Norris. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' TheatreBACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Hunter Foster and Paul Gordon About SLEEPY HOLLOWBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Hunter Foster and Paul Gordon About SLEEPY HOLLOW
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Feb 2, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series produced by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE to Open Next Month at Omaha Community PlayhouseCAROLINE, OR CHANGE to Open Next Month at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Caroline, or Change, running February 12 - March 20, 2016 in the Howard Drew Theatre at the Omaha Community Playhouse, is a powerful, sung-through musical set in Lake Charles, Louisiana, during the American civil rights movement. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/29/2016 - GREASE: LIVE! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/29/2016 - GREASE: LIVE! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 29, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Broadway gets a new Javert, and†GREASE: LIVE airs Sunday night on FOX! (more...)

DVR Alert: PBS's American Masters Airs Mike Nichols Documentary TonightDVR Alert: PBS's American Masters Airs Mike Nichols Documentary Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Winner of an Oscar, a Grammy, four Emmys, nine Tonys, three BAFTAs and many other awards, director, actor, writer, producer and comedian Mike Nichols (November 6, 1931 - November 19, 2014) was an artistic trailblazer. As the legendary comedy duo Nichols and May, Nichols and his partner Elaine May revolutionized comedy in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Now, May has directed the first documentary about her former partner, Mike Nichols: American Masters, premiering tonight, January 29, 2016, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) to launch the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS series. (more...)

Tony Kushner Will Write Screenplay for Denzel Washington-Helmed Film Adaptation of FENCESTony Kushner Will Write Screenplay for Denzel Washington-Helmed Film Adaptation of FENCES
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

According to Deadline, Tony Kushner has signed on to write the screenplay for Denzel Washington's upcoming big-screen adaptation of FENCES. Washington, who won a Tony for his role in the 2010 revival, will direct his Tony-winning co-star, Viola Davis.† (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Meryl Streep Pays Tribute to Mike Nichols in Upcoming PBS DocumentaryVIDEO: First Look - Meryl Streep Pays Tribute to Mike Nichols in Upcoming PBS Documentary
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

In PBS's upcoming AMERICAN MASTERS:MIKE NICHOLS documentary, airing Friday, January 29th, Oscar winner Meryl Streep recalls working with the acclaimed director. (more...)

Clurman Lab's 'MOTHER COURAGE', Set in German Beer Hall, Begins TonightClurman Lab's 'MOTHER COURAGE', Set in German Beer Hall, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is transforming Studio G at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting into a German beer hall in this lively production of MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht and conceived by director John Gould Rubin, which will include live music as well as beer & sausages for purchase. Using a translation by Tony Kushner, the production will open tonight, January 28th, with performances running through February 20th. (more...)

Ben Rimalower to Bring Off-Broadway Hits to London's St. James Theatre in MarchBen Rimalower to Bring Off-Broadway Hits to London's St. James Theatre in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Ben Rimalower will perform his Off-Broadway solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how and addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life) in double repertory bill March 11 and 12 at 8pm at the St. James Theatre. (more...)

HAMILTON Among 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History FinalistsHAMILTON Among 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2016 award: (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Matthew Broderick & More in AMERICAN MASTERS Mike Nichols DocumentaryVIDEO: First Look - Matthew Broderick & More in AMERICAN MASTERS Mike Nichols Documentary
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Below, watch clips from the documentary including Alec Baldwin, Neil Simon, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Frank Langella remembering Mike Nichols' famous laugh and Dustin Hoffman and Paul Simon sharing stories about The Graduate. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize FinalistsDominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Bradley Cooper, Greta Gerwig, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tony Kushner and More Set for Tonight's ONE NIGHT 100 YEARS Arthur Miller CelebrationBradley Cooper, Greta Gerwig, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tony Kushner and More Set for Tonight's ONE NIGHT 100 YEARS Arthur Miller Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Taking place tonight, January 25th, 2016, The Arthur Miller Foundation's ONE NIGHT 100 YEARS event honoring legendary playwright Arthur Miller will feature actors reading from Miller's autobiography and unpublished works, as well as scenes from his classic plays Death of a Salesman, The Price, All My Sons, and more. (more...)

Clurman Lab Sets 'MOTHER COURAGE' in a German Beer Hall This WinterClurman Lab Sets 'MOTHER COURAGE' in a German Beer Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is transforming Studio G at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting into a German beer hall in this lively production of MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht and conceived by director John Gould Rubin, which will include live music as well as beer & sausages for purchase. Using a translation by Tony Kushner, the production will open on January 28th with performances running through February 20th. (more...)

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