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Photo Flash: THE CHRISTIANS at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: THE CHRISTIANS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Steppenwolf continues its 41st season with the Chicago premiere of Lucas Hnath's The Christians directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman. The cast features ensemble member Tom Irwin as Pastor Paul and ensemble member Robert Breuler as Elder Jay with Shannon Cochran as the Pastor's wife, Elizabeth, Glenn Davis as Joshua and Jacqueline Williams as Congregant. Set designer Walt Spangler transforms The Downstairs Theatre into a church where a live choir performs onstage. Under the musical direction of Jaret Landon, the choir features Faith Howard, Yando Lopez, Jazelle Morriss, Mary-Margaret Roberts, Charlie Strater and Michael Weatherspoon. (more...)

THE CHRISTIANS to Continue Steppenwolf Theatre's 41st Season This WinterTHE CHRISTIANS to Continue Steppenwolf Theatre's 41st Season This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Steppenwolf continues its 41st season with the Chicago premiere of Lucas Hnath's The Christians directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Set for Broadway In Chicago's 2017 SeasonNew Jimmy Buffett Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Set for Broadway In Chicago's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has just announced its next season line-up: a new Pre-Broadway musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, Tony Award-winning AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Tony Award-winning RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S THE KING AND I, the completely original new musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Jimmy Buffett Musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to Sail to Chicago Before BroadwayJimmy Buffett Musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to Sail to Chicago Before Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams announced today that Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play a limited pre-Broadway engagement beginning November 9, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph). (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces  2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company MembersSideshow Theatre Company Announces 2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

As it embarks on its 10th Anniversary Season, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the playwrights for "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its third year. The 2016/17 season will feature public readings of brand new plays by J. Nicole Brooks, Selina Fillinger and Isaac Gomez. The readings will take place at Victory Gardens Theater during May, June and July of 2017. Two of the world premiere productions featured in Sideshow's 2016/17 Season were developed through "The Freshness Initiative," Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at GoodspeedSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWDPhoto Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: TUCK EVERLASTING Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: TUCK EVERLASTING Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - May 29, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING plays its final performance today, Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 7:30pm after playing 28 previews and 39 regular performances at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th St.).TUCK EVERLASTING began previews March 31 and officially opened on April 26, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at TUCK EVERLASTING's journey on Broadway! (more...)

Breaking News: TUCK EVERLASTING to Close This WeekendBreaking News: TUCK EVERLASTING to Close This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING will play its final performance on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 7:30pm after playing 28 previews and 39 regular performances at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th St.). TUCK EVERLASTING began previews March 31 and officially opened on April 26, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINTPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

CAMP DAVID Opens Tonight at The Old GlobeCAMP DAVID Opens Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Old Globe presents the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CAMP DAVID at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at CAMP DAVID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. The West Coast premiere of CAMP DAVID will play now through June 19, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tomorrow, May 20, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING's Andrew Keenan-Bolger Hosts 2016 BROADWAY JUNIOR STUDENT FINALE TodayTUCK EVERLASTING's Andrew Keenan-Bolger Hosts 2016 BROADWAY JUNIOR STUDENT FINALE Today
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Broadway's Tuck Everlasting welcomes Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who currently stars as 'Jesse Tuck' in the new musical, as host for The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International's 11th Annual Broadway Junior Student Finale, which will take place at the Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.) today, May 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM. (more...)

Lawrence Wright's CAMP DAVID Begins Tonight at The Old GlobeLawrence Wright's CAMP DAVID Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Old Globe presents the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of CAMP DAVIDPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of CAMP DAVID
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. The West Coast premiere of CAMP DAVID will play May 13 - June 19, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run May 13 - 19. Opening night is Today, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING's Andrew Keenan-Bolger to Host 2016 BROADWAY JUNIOR STUDENT FINALETUCK EVERLASTING's Andrew Keenan-Bolger to Host 2016 BROADWAY JUNIOR STUDENT FINALE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Broadway's Tuck Everlasting just announced that Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who currently stars as 'Jesse Tuck' in the new musical, will host The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International's 11th Annual Broadway Junior Student Finale, which will take place at the Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE INVISIBLE HAND Artists Top 2015 Henry Hewes Design AwardsHAMILTON, THE INVISIBLE HAND Artists Top 2015 Henry Hewes Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that four theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2015 Awards in a luncheon ceremony, set for the coming fall. (more...)

Breaking News: Outer Critics Circle Announces 2015-16 Award Winners - SHE LOVES ME; LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Lead PackBreaking News: Outer Critics Circle Announces 2015-16 Award Winners - SHE LOVES ME; LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Lead Pack
by BWW Special Coverage - May 9, 2016

Just In! The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2015-16 season in 25 categories. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of CAMP DAVIDPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of CAMP DAVID
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. The West Coast premiere of CAMP DAVID will play May 13 - June 19, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run May 13 - 19. Opening night is Friday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

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