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Taylor Mac to Receive 2017 Booth AwardTaylor Mac to Receive 2017 Booth Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Join us for an evening celebrating the groundbreaking work of Taylor Mac, American actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer, and singer-songwriter. Mac's 24-hour, 246-song marathon performance, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, was hailed by Wesley Morris in the New York Times as "one of the greatest experiences of my life" and was recently named the 2017 recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

Broderick, James, Pasquale & More Among Additional Guests Announced for NY POPS GalaBroderick, James, Pasquale & More Among Additional Guests Announced for NY POPS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. The concert will celebrate the multiyear partnership between the actress and stage director and will bring together artists from the stage and screen. (more...)

Jesse Green Hired as Co-Chief Theater Critic for The New York TimesJesse Green Hired as Co-Chief Theater Critic for The New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The New York Times today announced that Jesse Green has been named co-chief theater critic. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama presents MAJOR BARBARASyracuse University Department of Drama presents MAJOR BARBARA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

"The greatest of evils and the worst crime is poverty," declared George Bernard Shaw in the introduction to his famous play "Major Barbara". Written in 1906, this deliciously provocative comedy is the next offering in the Syracuse University Department of Drama season. Performances in the Storch Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/Drama complex begin March 31, with the official opening night on April 1. (more...)

New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 SeasonNew Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)

Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature TheatreHannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. (more...)

THE CHRISTIANS, ANGELS IN AMERICA, THE FLOWER ROOM and More Set for Season 30 at Actor's ExpressTHE CHRISTIANS, ANGELS IN AMERICA, THE FLOWER ROOM and More Set for Season 30 at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Actor's Express announces its 30th Anniversary Season with one of its most ambitious seasons to date, plus the return of one of the most iconic musicals in its history. (more...)

Playwright Tony Kushner Speaks Out Against Elimination of the NEAPlaywright Tony Kushner Speaks Out Against Elimination of the NEA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday morning, as many have feared, the the Trump administration's budget plans will indeed eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities- the first time this has been proposed since their creation in 1965. (more...)

BWW Review: ACT 1's Otherworldly ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKABWW Review: ACT 1's Otherworldly ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 16, 2017

Make no bones about it: the mind and imagination of playwright Tony Kushner (whose Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is playing at Nashville's Darkhorse Theatre, in a new production of from ACT 1) is nothing like yours or mine or that guy sitting at the table by the window at your neighborhood Starbucks, tip-tap-typing away at his laptop in hopes of capturing lightning in a bottle with his words or that woman waxing philosophical about the current political climate in this country while recapping the latest happenings on her favorite TV series for some obscure website. (more...)

Steven Pasquale Will Join Jason Robert Brown for Two Shows at SubCultureSteven Pasquale Will Join Jason Robert Brown for Two Shows at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Due to demand, SubCulture artist-in-residence Jason Robert Brown will welcome Steven Pasquale for a second show this weekend. The star of Brown's The Bridges of Madison County will join him in concert on Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. (sold out) and now 10 p.m. Click here for tickets! (more...)

Cast Set for SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU in Rep at NYTWCast Set for SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Return to NYC; Audible Recording Out Soon!Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Return to NYC; Audible Recording Out Soon!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After another successful return engagement earlier this year, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running 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 an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life) at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) for three Monday nights this season April 24, May 15 and June 12. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Review: ACT 1's Timely and Emotional ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHESBWW Review: ACT 1's Timely and Emotional ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 15, 2017

In the quarter century since Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes first exploded upon the theatrical scene, much has changed about society's response to AIDS, homosexuality, politics and life in general. But, perhaps most startling has been the way in which things have remained the same during the 25-plus years since its 1991 debut on a stage in California. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Nathan Lane & More Featured in New Terrence McNally DocumentaryVIDEO: First Look - Nathan Lane & More Featured in New Terrence McNally Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The new documentary TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE follows one of the world's most honored and risk-taking playwrights in an immersive exploration of how to “make the third act of life as interesting as the first two.” (more...)

Shakespeare, Disney, Kushner, Larson and More Slated for NKU's 2017-18 Theatre & Dance SeasonShakespeare, Disney, Kushner, Larson and More Slated for NKU's 2017-18 Theatre & Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Northern Kentucky University | School of the Arts | Program of Theatre and Dance is excited to announce its 2017-18 academic season. (more...)

2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The 2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date and time will be announced shortly. (more...)

National Theater's ANGELS IN AMERICA and OBSESSION Coming to U.S. Theaters This SummerNational Theater's ANGELS IN AMERICA and OBSESSION Coming to U.S. Theaters This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Love, temptation and fear will captivate moviegoers as Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live partner to bring the best of the stage to U.S. cinemas with 'NT LIVE: Obsession' on May 11 and 'NT LIVE: Angels in America' on July 20 and 27, all captured live each day. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Round House Theatre's 40th Anniversary SeasonIN THE HEIGHTS Leads Round House Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Round House Theatre's Artistic Director Ryan Rilette and Managing Director Ed Zakreski are thrilled to announce the company's 40th Anniversary Season. The 2017-2018 Season includes a musical by Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, starring two-time Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesus; a world premiere rock & roll comedy directed by Broadway's Rachel Chavkin; and the American premiere of a West End comedy hit. Please see below for complete program details and subscription information. (more...)

Amanda, Laura, Tom & Jim- Meet the Cast of Broadway's Newest THE GLASS MENAGERIEAmanda, Laura, Tom & Jim- Meet the Cast of Broadway's Newest THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The revival of The Glass Menagerie opens tonight, March 9, at the Belasco Theatre, with a cast of some Broadway vets as well as a fresh face. Get to know the company before they take their opening night bows. (more...)

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