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Taylor Mac's A 24 DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: 1900-1950s to Run 1/13-25 as Part of Under the RadarTaylor Mac's A 24 DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: 1900-1950s to Run 1/13-25 as Part of Under the Radar
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Theater artist Taylor Mac makes his New York Live Arts debut with A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1900-1950s, presented by New York Live Arts as part of The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, January 13-25, 2015. (more...)

NYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship ProgramNYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is currently accepting applications for the 2015/16 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. (more...)

Ben Rimalower to Bring New Solo Show BAD WITH MONEY to Rockwell Table & Stage, 11/28Ben Rimalower to Bring New Solo Show BAD WITH MONEY to Rockwell Table & Stage, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem-or get rich trying. (more...)

Philip Ridley's PIRANHA HEIGHTS to Launch New Season at the Old Red Lion, Nov 13Philip Ridley's PIRANHA HEIGHTS to Launch New Season at the Old Red Lion, Nov 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

D.E.M. Productions presents Philip Ridley's critically acclaimed play in a bold new interpretation by director Max Barton. This new production of Piranha Heights follows the recent revival of Ridley's Ghost From A Perfect Place (Arcola, September 2014). Piranha Heights also launches Stewart Pringle's first season as artistic director at the iconic Old Red Lion Theatre. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Challenge Audiences with DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, 11/7-16Playhouse on Park to Challenge Audiences with DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Playhouse on Park will open the 2014/2015 On The Edge series with John Patrick Shanley's provocative work Danny and the Deep Blue Sea directed by Sean Harris on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

In advance of Classic Stage Company's rare production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical Allegro, CSC's artistic director Brian Kulick and Tony Award-winning director John Doyle lead a conversation on the legendary team's most personal, groundbreaking and little-known work. The discussion also includes Ted Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, and cast members George Abud, Claybourne Elder, and Jane Pfitsch. (more...)

Linda Lavin Joins Lineup of Stars Honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at Gala Celebration, 10/26Linda Lavin Joins Lineup of Stars Honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at Gala Celebration, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

Linda Lavin will be joining the lineup of stars honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at the Encompass New Opera Theatre's Gala celebration on Oct. 26th at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South, New York City). (more...)

NJ Rep's ANGELS AND MINISTERS OF GRACE Opens Next WeekNJ Rep's ANGELS AND MINISTERS OF GRACE Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, will present the World Premiere of Angels and Ministers of Grace by Elaine Smith on October 23 through November 23, 2014. A poignant and compelling story of a close-knit, yet eccentric family's struggle to overcome life's ups and downs, Angels and Ministers of Grace captures the struggles that confront families today throughout the heartland and urban centers of America, and reveals the forces that threaten to destroy the American dream. (more...)

David Cromer to Direct KC Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2015David Cromer to Direct KC Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, announced that acclaimed director David Cromer will direct a major revival of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America as part of KC Rep's 50th anniversary 2014-15 season. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre Announces 10/26 Musical Salute Honoring Two Luminaries of American Musical Theater: Joel Grey and Jeanine TesoriEncompass New Opera Theatre Announces 10/26 Musical Salute Honoring Two Luminaries of American Musical Theater: Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th Star-Studded Musical Salute honoring Two Luminaries of the American Musical Theater -- Tony and Academy Award Winning Legend JOEL GREY and Celebrated Award Winning Composer JEANINE TESORI. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ellen McLaughlin and John Bolger in George Street's OUTSIDE MULLINGARPhoto Flash: First Look at Ellen McLaughlin and John Bolger in George Street's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

George Street Playhouse presents its 2014-15 Season Opener, Outside Mullingar. John Patrick Shanley's (Moonstruck, Doubt) recent Broadway hit, a nominee for the Tony Award for Best Play, will trod the boards in New Brunswick opening tonight, October 10. Joining Ellen McLaughlin in the cast will be John Bolger, Patricia Conollyand David Schramm. Mr. Saint will helm the production, which runs through November 2. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage! (more...)

Rocco Landesman to Receive A.R.T.'s Annual Robert Brustein AwardRocco Landesman to Receive A.R.T.'s Annual Robert Brustein Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; announced today that the 2014 recipient of the annual Robert Brustein Award is Rocco Landesman, a long-time Broadway theatre producer, who served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from August 2009 to December 2012. (more...)

George Street Playhouse's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Starring Ellen McLaughlin and John Bolger, Opens TonightGeorge Street Playhouse's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Starring Ellen McLaughlin and John Bolger, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

George Street Playhouse presents its 2014-15 Season Opener, Outside Mullingar. John Patrick Shanley's (Moonstruck, Doubt) recent Broadway hit, a nominee for the Tony Award for Best Play, will trod the boards in New Brunswick beginning tonight, October 7. Joining Ellen McLaughlin in the cast will be John Bolger, Patricia Conolly and David Schramm. Mr. Saint will helm the production, which runs through November 2. Opening night is set for Friday, October 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Guthrie Celebrates Artistic Director Joe Dowling in New YorkPhoto Flash: The Guthrie Celebrates Artistic Director Joe Dowling in New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Guthrie Theater held a cocktail party in New York City this week to celebrate Joe Dowling and his final season at the theater. He leaves in June 2015 after 20 years and as the longest Artistic Director in the theater's history. The party was held at the home of Frank and Frances Wilkinson, board members of the Guthrie Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Tony Winner Gabriel Ebert, Izzie Steele, Euan Morton & More to Lead THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD in TorontoTony Winner Gabriel Ebert, Izzie Steele, Euan Morton & More to Lead THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

David Mirvish in co-production with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and by arrangement with Barry and Fran Weissler, have announced the cast of the Canadian premiere production of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD by David Farr, directed by Gisli Írn Gardarsson. (more...)

George Street Playhouse's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Begins Performances TonightGeorge Street Playhouse's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

George Street Playhouse presents its 2014-15 Season Opener, Outside Mullingar. John Patrick Shanley's (Moonstruck, Doubt) recent Broadway hit, a nominee for the Tony Award for Best Play, will trod the boards in New Brunswick beginning tonight, October 7. Joining Ellen McLaughlin in the cast will be John Bolger, Patricia Conolly and David Schramm. Mr. Saint will helm the production, which runs through November 2. Opening night is set for Friday, October 10. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's ANGELS IN AMERICA: Excellence ApproachesBWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's ANGELS IN AMERICA: Excellence Approaches
by Jacques Lamarre - Oct 6, 2014

Sean Harris' visionary production puts Playhouse on Park in the big leagues. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Ellen McLaughlin in OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at GSP, 10/7 to 11/2BWW Interviews: Ellen McLaughlin in OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at GSP, 10/7 to 11/2
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 6, 2014

George Street Playhouse opens their season with 'Outside Mullingar' directed by David Saint. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Ellen McLaughiin who plays Rosemary in the show. (more...)

November and December at The National Portrait Gallery Includes Meet the Author, Portrait Story Days, and MoreNovember and December at The National Portrait Gallery Includes Meet the Author, Portrait Story Days, and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

National Portrait Gallery presents its November and December Calendar of Events, Programs and Exhibitions. All events are held at the National Portrait Gallery, located at Eighth and F streets, N.W., Washington, D.C., and are free unless otherwise noted. For information, call (202) 633-1000 or visit npg.si.edu. The National Portrait Gallery is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Dec. 25. (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA to Return to NYC This Fall with Ivo van Hove's Revival at BAMANGELS IN AMERICA to Return to NYC This Fall with Ivo van Hove's Revival at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Angels in America by Tony Kushner will be revived by Toneelgroep Amsterdam an directed by Ivo van Hove at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave) on October 23 & 24 at 7 p.m. and October 25 at 6 p.m. The production will feature set and light design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by Wojciech Dziedzic, video design by Tal Yarden and music by Wim Selles. In Dutch with English titles. (more...)

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