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SHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This WeekSHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back and bigger than ever in Shrek The Musical (TYA), the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning hit film by DreamWorks Animation. The 75-minute production opens at The Rose Theater on Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 16. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical is an irreverently fun show the entire family will enjoy and a message audiences of all ages will appreciate. (more...)

NYTW's 2050 Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants for 2017-18 SeasonNYTW's 2050 Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) is currently accepting applications for the 2017/18 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. Applications are due October 17, 2016 at 5pm EST. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi AwardsSarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl is this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama Presents NINESyracuse University Department of Drama Presents NINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

From the streets of Venice to the stages of the Syracuse University Department of Drama comes the classic 1982 Broadway musical Nine from September 30 to October 8 in the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has released its annual October Season Preview issue, which includes lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the coming season. Robert Askins' Hand to God will be the most-produced play, with 13 total productions, and August Wilson will be the most-produced playwright, with 18 total productions. (more...)

HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts and More Join 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre; Cast Set!HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts and More Join 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. (more...)

Glenn Close, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tim Rice Among 2016 Theater Hall of Fame InducteesGlenn Close, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tim Rice Among 2016 Theater Hall of Fame Inductees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Theater Hall of Fame announced today its 2016 honorees, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Monday, November 14, 2016 at The Gershwin Theatre in New York City.  (more...)

Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy to Lead AFTERPLAY at Irish Rep This FallDermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy to Lead AFTERPLAY at Irish Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the New York premiere of AFTERPLAY, by Tony and Olivier Award winner Brian Friel. Directed by Joe Dowling (Tartuffe), and starring Irish stage and screen stars Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy. (more...)

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016/17 SeasonWHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling continues the Wilma Theater's 2016-17 season. A fish falls from the sky in the year 2039. A man named Gabriel prepares to meet his adult son after being estranged for twenty years. He wonders why his son is coming and what he wants: to know who he is? Where he comes from? Where he belongs? Gabriel knows nothing; his own past escapes him. As the story of Gabriel's family unfolds onstage, his ancestors come alive around him to fill in the gaps. With its web of intricately overlapping connections, When the Rain Stops Falling follows four generations of a family from 1959 to 2039, and from London to Australia. As this family and their world evolve over time, one question remains: in the face of climate change, can we break our habits and change the way we live? (more...)

BWW Review:  Roundhouse & Olney's ANGELS IN AMERICA:  MILLENNIUM APPROACHES an Artistic and Historic TriumphBWW Review: Roundhouse & Olney's ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES an Artistic and Historic Triumph
by Andrew White - Sep 15, 2016

Angels in America:  Millennium Approaches is not just a national treasure, it is a glimpse of history in the making; it is a then-marginalized community seizing the stage, demanding attention, and beginning the long process of changing hearts and minds across the country.  To watch the kaleidoscope of characters, brilliantly portrayed here by some of Washington DC's finest actors, can be incredibly moving.  Not just for the performances themselves, which are memorable indeed, but for how those performances remind us of the changes this play made possible. (more...)

Contest: Win a Table for Two at SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS at Birdland Jazz ClubContest: Win a Table for Two at SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS at Birdland Jazz Club
by BWW Contests - Sep 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving you and a friend a chance to go to SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS at Birdland Jazz Club Monday night! (September 18th, 2016). The winners will be comped a table for the event. There is a $10 food/drink minimum per person. (more...)

Leon Addison Brown, Sahr Ngaujah and Noah Robbins to Star in Signature Theatre's 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYSLeon Addison Brown, Sahr Ngaujah and Noah Robbins to Star in Signature Theatre's 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of 'Master Harold' ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard. (more...)

Lindsey Ferrentino Receives 2016 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting for UGLY LIES THE BONELindsey Ferrentino Receives 2016 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting for UGLY LIES THE BONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The 2016 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting - given annually by the National Arts Club to an outstanding new playwright on the verge of national recognition - will be presented this year to Lindsey Ferrentino for her play UGLY LIES THE BONE, it has been announced by the Kesselring Prize committee. (more...)

L'ogan J'ones, Julia Mattison, Ali Stroker and More Set for OKAYBETTERBEST Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowL'ogan J'ones, Julia Mattison, Ali Stroker and More Set for OKAYBETTERBEST Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

OkayBetterBest, a new musical written by Rhonda Kess and Michael Weems and directed by Tony-nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge, will be presented at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, New York) as a special concert on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Leone Film Group Joins Amblin's THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA as Production PartnerLeone Film Group Joins Amblin's THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA as Production Partner
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Leone Film Group S.P.A. (LFG) is coming on board as a production partner on Amblin Entertainment's THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA. (more...)

Ferrentino Wins $25,000 Kesselring Prize for UGLY LIES THE BONEFerrentino Wins $25,000 Kesselring Prize for UGLY LIES THE BONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The 2016 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting - given annually by the National Arts Club to an outstanding new playwright on the verge of national recognition - will be presented this year to Lindsey Ferrentino for her play UGLY LIES THE BONE, it has been announced by the Kesselring Prize committee. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court TheatreMAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

OTHELLO, Starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, Sets Dates at NYTWOTHELLO, Starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, Sets Dates at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced performance and ticket on-sale dates for OTHELLO, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). OTHELLO will begin previews on Tuesday, November 22and open on Monday, December 12 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited run through Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Host Free TheatreFest NYC for StudentsSignature Theatre to Host Free TheatreFest NYC for Students
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Signature Theatre will host TheatreFest NYC on Tuesday, August 30, from 12pm to 4pm at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). This free open house is for students who are interested in learning more about New York's non-profit theatres. (more...)

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