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Transport Group to Present Helen Keller-Inspired THREE DAYS TO SEETransport Group to Present Helen Keller-Inspired THREE DAYS TO SEE
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its 2015 summer production Three Days To See, a performance piece conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III, slated to run July 12 - August 16 at Theatre 79. The cast includes Ito Aghayere (Orange is the New Black, The Liquid Plain), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia, All the Way Home), Marc De La Cruz (If/Then, Allegiance), Theresa McCarthy (Queen of the Mist, Floyd Collins), Chinaza Uche (Bintou, The Day On Which a Man Dies), Barbara Walsh (Company, Falsettos), and Zoe Wilson. Transport Group's 2015 season will also include the previously announced revival of Once Upon a Mattress starring John 'Lypsinka' Epperson and Jackie Hoffman, slated for the fall. The previously announced musical, The Blonde Streak, has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces 2015-16 Grant RecipientsNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces 2015-16 Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces nine awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. Now in its seventh year, the Fund will provide grants totaling $46,000 to ten organizations across the country. (more...)

'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2015/16 Season. The season will launch in September with August Wilson's Seven Guitars, directed by Brandon J. Dirden and will include the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Jessica Stone; a new music-theater production of Shakespeare's Pericles created by Rinde Eckert and David Schweizer; and the Transport Group's critically acclaimed production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena StageRachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, announces the full cast and creative team for Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 3Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 3
by - May 3, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 3, 2015. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & MoreInDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 27, 2015

Today we are talking to a spectacularly accomplished Broadway leading man with a considerable TV and film resume who plays a prominent role in the new Encores! production of John Kander & Fred Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical ZORBA coming up next month, the thoughtful Santino Fontana. Explaining his part in the production as well as the unique demands of a special limited run concert presentation such as ZORBA! is, Fontana also opens up about the rehearsal process for the show and the developing rapport and camaraderie between himself and the starry assortment of fellow cast members involved in the production - including John Turturro, Zoe Wanamaker, Marin Mazzie and more, all directed by Walter Bobbie. Besides the full 411 on ZOBRA, Fontana also sheds considerable light on his many current and upcoming projects, including the recently released FROZEN follow-up short musical film FROZEN FEVER and whether or not he would like to be involved in subsequent FROZEN-related entities. Furthermore, Fontana gives us a first look at his new TV series SHADES OF BLUE, starring Jennifer Lopez, as well as his new feature film comedy SISTERS, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Additionally, Fontana previews his upcoming PBS twofer with the hotly anticipated premiere of his recent Broadway play ACT ONE, as well as a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert co-starring members of SESAME STREET. All of that, SUBMISSIONS ONLY reflections, comments on MOZART IN THE JUNGLE and much, much more! (more...)

Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its official opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch a sneak preview of the show! (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Wesley Taylor's CUCKOLD Accepted Into Manhattan Repertory Theater's 2015 One Act CompetitionWesley Taylor's CUCKOLD Accepted Into Manhattan Repertory Theater's 2015 One Act Competition
by Danielle Ashley Dias - Apr 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that 'Cuckold' written by SMASH and ROCK OF AGES star Wesley Taylor and directed by Gregg Wiggans (SMASH, HOW TO SUCCEED) has been accepted into Manhattan Repertory Theater's 2015 One Act Competition! (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. Previews for HAMLET began on March 27 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through May 10. The official press opening is tonight, April 15. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins TonightRed Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement tonight, Tuesday April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

On May 3, 2015 at 2pm, New York Theatre Barn (Theatre Barn) presents its exclusive Spring Benefit - a one-time only presentation of Gotta Dance: A Choreography Conversation at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti Returning to Host 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards!Tony Winner Laura Benanti Returning to Host 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Tony Award, and two time Drama Desk winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Sound of Music Live, ABC' 'Nashville') will return as host of the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com, and Charles Wright, Drama Desk President. (more...)

ON RECORD: Elizabeth Stanley's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Moves Me to Tears Every Time I Hear It...'ON RECORD: Elizabeth Stanley's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Moves Me to Tears Every Time I Hear It...'
by On Record - Apr 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you our latest weekly series- ON RECORD. Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Elizabeth Stanley, who is currently starring as 'Claire de Loone' in On the Town- playing at the Lyric Theatre. Read on to find out her top five picks! (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Next Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening TonightNext Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Mar 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY officially opens tonight, March 15, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. This is a limited engagement through July 5, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch interviews with the cast (who celebrated their originally planned opening on March 12) below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This SpringFull Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

THE MEMORY SHOW Cast Album, Featuring Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Cox, Now OnlineTHE MEMORY SHOW Cast Album, Featuring Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Cox, Now Online
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

YELLOW SOUND LABEL has released the Off-Broadway cast recording of the new musical The Memory Show today online via Amazon.com, Spotify and other digital outlets. (more...)

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