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Cast of FALSETTOS Revival Excited To Reunite During Tonys SeasonCast of FALSETTOS Revival Excited To Reunite During Tonys Season
by Alan Henry - May 2, 2017

The cast of FALSETTOS on Broadway are excited to reunite during Tonys season following nominations this morning for Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, and Brandon Uranowitz. The production is set to be broadcast on Live from Lincoln Centre later this year on PBS. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat presents First Reading of BHANGIN' ITRhinebeck Writers Retreat presents First Reading of BHANGIN' IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat is presenting the first reading of the new musical, BHANGIN' IT, book by Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew and music and lyrics by Sam Willmott, on May 1 in New York City for an invited industry audience. The reading includes actors Shoba Narayan (Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet), Tony Sheldon (Amelie), Dan Rosales (Spamilton), Angel Desai (Company), and Salena Qureshi.  The reading is directed by David Ruttura (School of Rock) and music directed by James Dobinson (The View UpStairs). (more...)

The Lark Announces First-Ever Recipients of Venturous Playwright FellowshipThe Lark Announces First-Ever Recipients of Venturous Playwright Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Lark and Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation have announced that the plays and playwrights selected for the pilot round of the Lark Venturous Playwright Fellowship program are For Want of a Horse by Olivia Dufault; Teenage Dick by Mike Lew; and Today is My Birthday by Susan Soon He Stanton. (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with ILLYRIACelebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with ILLYRIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) will present a new actor-musician workshop staging of Illyria on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4pm and Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7pm. Illyria features book, music, and lyrics by Peter Mills and is adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Mills and Reichel. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nancy Opel, Mary Beth Peil, Dan Lauria and More Perform at George Street Playhouse's 2017 GalaPhoto Flash: Nancy Opel, Mary Beth Peil, Dan Lauria and More Perform at George Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

George Street Playhouse announced today that its recent Annual Gala Benefit was the most successful in the event's history, raising a record amount of funds in support of its mainstage and educational programming. The Gala took place at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick on Sunday, April 2, 2017, and featured many stars of the stage and screen as presenters and performers. Scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)

Tim Daly, Joe DiPietro, Nancy Opel, Mary Beth Peil and More Slated for George Street Playhouse's 2017 GalaTim Daly, Joe DiPietro, Nancy Opel, Mary Beth Peil and More Slated for George Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced an initial roster of Broadway, film and television stars expected to appear at its Annual Gala Benefit on Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5 p.m., at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at SHEA'S BUFFALO TheatreBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Feb 17, 2017

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE PROVES TO BE A FROTHY DELIGHT ON A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT The sleeper hit A GENTLEMANS GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER took the 2014 TONY AWARDS by storm when it won the coveted Best Musical prize. Not surprisingly, TONY voters were enthralled with the production, but also realized the potential this delightful chamber sized musical would have touring the country. With it's compact cast and impressive unit set, the provinces are to benefit in attending this charming bon bon that plays out as a cross between a bawdy English Music Hall comedy and a zany British farce. Originally produced by The Hartford Stage and The Old Globe, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's journey to Broadway paid off for all involved. (more...)

George Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala to Honor David Saint, Marlene & Tony VolpeGeorge Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala to Honor David Saint, Marlene & Tony Volpe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that its Annual Gala Benefit - a one-of-a-kind evening featuring stars of Broadway, film and television - will take place Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5 pm, at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. This year, George Street Playhouse honors one of its own as David Saint will receive the Arthur Laurents Award for Distinguished Artistic Achievement in celebration of his 20th season as the Playhouse's Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Special Interview: It Takes Two- HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Check In From the Set!BWW Special Interview: It Takes Two- HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Check In From the Set!
by Robert Diamond - Dec 6, 2016

They've already taken you to Austria, Neverland and Oz. On December 7, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are Baltimore-bound. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Appoints Associate Artist Wendy Goldberg for 2017-18 SeasonCincinnati Playhouse Appoints Associate Artist Wendy Goldberg for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Veteran director Wendy C. Goldberg, who has had a decade-long relationship with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, will join the Playhouse's Associate Artist program for the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Broadway Robbery: Ten Shows That Should Have Won the Tony But Didn't- from CHICAGO to MATILDA!Broadway Robbery: Ten Shows That Should Have Won the Tony But Didn't- from CHICAGO to MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and in the case of Broadway, time has certainly illuminated some of the injustices of Tonys past. True, sometimes it takes years for art to truly be understood and appreciated, but theatre fans are well aware that it doesn't necessarily take that long to recognize some of the Tony voters' biggest mistakes. Next week marks six months from the 2017 Tony Awards, and to celebrate the half-way point, we're taking a closer look at some of those outright 'Huh?' winners of the past. (more...)

RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD to Receive Ensemble Studio Theatre Reading 11/1RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD to Receive Ensemble Studio Theatre Reading 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Two Seattle teenagers embark on an impulsive motorcycle journey to join a group of oil protesters on the east coast. But as they follow a major pipeline across the country, what began as two young activists' longing to belong to something greater than themselves gives way to Rain and Zoe discovering that the true danger in this world might just be growing up … no matter what the cost. A darkly comedic coming of age fairy tale, RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD is a race to regain the possibility of change in a world whose days are numbered without it. (more...)

Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee Star in TIGER STYLE!, Opening Tonight at La Jolla PlayhouseJackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee Star in TIGER STYLE!, Opening Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents Tiger Style! by La Jolla native Mike Lew, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running now through October 2 (press opening: tonight, September 14 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee Star in TIGER STYLE!, Beginning Tonight at La Jolla PlayhouseJackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee Star in TIGER STYLE!, Beginning Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents Tiger Style!, by La Jolla native Mike Lew, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running tonight, September 6, through October 2 (press opening: Wed, September 14 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee to Star in TIGER STYLE! at La Jolla Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Set!Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee to Star in TIGER STYLE! at La Jolla Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its production of Tiger Style!, by La Jolla native Mike Lew, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running September 6 - October 2 (press opening: Wed, September 14 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominees The Lobbyists to Perform SONGS FROM SEAWIFE at Rockwood Music HallDrama Desk Nominees The Lobbyists to Perform SONGS FROM SEAWIFE at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

? Indie-folk rock sextet The Lobbyists, 2016 Drama Desk Award Nominees for Outstanding Music, are pleased to announce a special one-night-only concert of their music from the critically-acclaimed folk play SeaWife, on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00PM at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street). (more...)

Pan Asian Rep to Stage NO NO BOY in Washington D.C. & NYC in JunePan Asian Rep to Stage NO NO BOY in Washington D.C. & NYC in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

 Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director of PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE, announces for its 39thseason a special limited run of NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki, directed by Ron Nakahara, and based on the groundbreaking novel by John Okada. Set in the aftermath of WWII as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast and called "eloquent…elegant and searing" by LA Weekly, NO-NO BOY will run from June 18-19 at the Burke Theatre in Washington, DC (701 Pennsylvania Ave.); June 21-25, 2016 at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City (410 W. 42nd Street); and June 26 at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, NY. Official opening in Washington DC will be June 18 at 7:00pm and in New York on June 21 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Execs from Broadway Across America, St. Louis' Fox Theatre & More to Receive 2016 Broadway League AwardsExecs from Broadway Across America, St. Louis' Fox Theatre & More to Receive 2016 Broadway League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2016 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hot Shots - The 2016 Drama Desk Nominees Meet the Press!Photo Coverage: Hot Shots - The 2016 Drama Desk Nominees Meet the Press!
by Linda Lenzi - May 11, 2016

The newly minted Drama Desk nominees met the press today and BroadwayWorld.com was there to meet all of them!  (more...)

The Lobbyists to Perform Songs from SEAWIFE at Joe's Pub This WeekendThe Lobbyists to Perform Songs from SEAWIFE at Joe's Pub This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

This Sunday, September 20, indie folk-rock band The Lobbyists will perform songs from SeaWife - their folk concert play which recently completed a sold-out limited summer engagement at South Street Seaport Museum - and other musical favorites in a one-night-only concert at Joe's Pub. Doors open at 9:00PM for the 9:30PM show, and tickets are available for $15 at publictheater.org. (more...)

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