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MAN FROM NEBRASKA Extends Through March 26 at Second Stage TheatreMAN FROM NEBRASKA Extends Through March 26 at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Second Stage Theatre's New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, has announced a two-week extension after opening to extremely positive reviews on February 15th. The production will now play through March 26 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and More Lead Cleveland Play House 2017 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and More Lead Cleveland Play House 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Cleveland Play House's newly announced 2017-18 Season contains a wide range of work certain to captivate, enlighten, excite and engage Cleveland audiences. Bursting with action, adventure, romance, and suspense, audiences will find joy in unexpected places in each production this Season.  The Season will include a swashbuckling romantic comedy, an urgent revival of an international classic, soul-shaking gospel performances, a political thriller from a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, a Tony Award-winning musical, and an electrifying athletic drama that packs a punch. With characters ranging from rebels and outsiders, to misfits, revolutionaries and geniuses, audiences will be swept up into the stories of one and all, and will be reminded that the most efficient way to resolve conflict whether on the stage or in life, is through collaboration.   (more...)

BWW Review: Brandon Uranowitz and the Songs of William Finn are a Match Made in Musical Heaven at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Brandon Uranowitz and the Songs of William Finn are a Match Made in Musical Heaven at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Feb 17, 2017

There was a segment in Brandon Uranowitz' debut show at Feinstein's/54 Below on February 8 which culminated in his explanation as to how he remained in the closet to his family for four additional years, following an instance where he had a clear opportunity to come out. The bit was a confluence of storytelling and song involving heaping amounts of gay porn, his family's shared '90s computer, and the William Finn song, 'Whizzer Going Down.' It was entirely emblematic of the evening as a whole. Singing only the music of Finn, composer of IN TROUSERS, MARCH OF THE FALSETTOS, FALSETTOLAND (the latter two combining to become FALSETTOS) and more, the moment was irreverent, hilarious, moving, and ultimately surprising. The same could be said about much of Finn's songbook, frequently titillating with jubilantly-plinking piano, and as easily swelling with devastation and richly sinister melodies. Uranowitz, who himself just concluded his run as the neurotic psychiatrist Mendel in the Broadway revival of FALSETTOS, was up to the task of landing both the colloquial humor and grounded pain of Finn's distinct songwriting style. It cannot be overstated, then, how imperative a skilled musician is in terms of adequately tackling this music. Luckily for Uranowitz (and the audience), he was accompanied by his music director Vadim Feichtner on piano, which it turned out, was all he needed. (more...)

MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Serve at Bucks County PlayhouseMY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Serve at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Brad Zimmerman's My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of one man's struggle to fulfill his dream and 'make it' as a comedic actor in New York. One part standup, one part theatrical, and all parts uproarious, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy will open as part of the Visiting Artists Series at Bucks County Playhouse on March 23 and run through April 9. (more...)

Tony Award Nominee Brandon Uranowitz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko DebutTony Award Nominee Brandon Uranowitz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Fresh off his acclaimed turn as Mendel in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz will make hisFeinstein's at the Nikko debut on Friday, March 24 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 25(7 p.m.). Uranowitz gets up close and personal with audiences while sharing songs by the one-and-only Tony Award-winning William Finn. Expect everything from In Trousers to Falsettos to A New Brain to Elegies and beyond, as Uranowitz lends his unstoppable talent to a selection of work from one of our greatest living Broadway writers. At turns hilarious and soaringly emotional, this is one evening you won't want to miss. Tickets for Brandon range in price from $28 - $60 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINSLauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephanie J. Block and More Join Brandon Uranowitz in Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: Stephanie J. Block and More Join Brandon Uranowitz in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris, national tour of Rent, Baby It's You!, Falsettos revival) is making his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut - scroll down for photos from 'Brandon Uranowitz: The Songs of William Finn,' continuing through February 11! (more...)

WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 GalaWAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). (more...)

Cast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-BroadwayCast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE PROFANE, the world premiere of a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at , Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), THE PROFANE will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARSPlaywrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Brandon Uranowitz Previews THE SONGS OF WILLIAM FINN at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Brandon Uranowitz Previews THE SONGS OF WILLIAM FINN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Feb 6, 2017

Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz makes his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut, February 8-11. Fresh off his acclaimed turn as Mendel in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, Uranowitz gets up close and personal with audiences while sharing songs by the one-and-only Tony Award-winning William Finn. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, The Tom Kitt Band, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowMandy Gonzalez, The Tom Kitt Band, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed MusicalsDenis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephanie J. Block is 'Breaking Down' at FALSETTOS CD Release PartySTAGE TUBE: Stephanie J. Block is 'Breaking Down' at FALSETTOS CD Release Party
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2017

To celebrate the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS. the production held a release party last week at Barnes and Noble. See video of Stephanie J, Block's frezied take on 'I'm Breaking Down'  at the event below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FALSETTOS Sings Out at CD SigningPhoto Coverage: FALSETTOS Sings Out at CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 28, 2017

Ghostlight Records and the cast of Broadway's FALSETTOS celebrated the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical - based on the Lincoln Center Theater production - with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Friday, January 27 at 7:00 PM. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Christian Borle Will Appear at FALSETTOS CD Signing at Barnes & NobleChristian Borle Will Appear at FALSETTOS CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Christian Borle will now join Ghostlight Records to celebrate the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS - based on the Lincoln Center Theater production - with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble tomorrow, Friday, January 27 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy in KUNSTLER, RAGTIME, COMPANY and More Highlight Barrington Stage Company's 2017 SeasonJeff McCarthy in KUNSTLER, RAGTIME, COMPANY and More Highlight Barrington Stage Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced today its 2017 season. (more...)

Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Second Stage TheatreTracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

A friendly reminder! Second Stage Theatre's New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, begins preview tomorrow, January 26 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Directed by David Cromer, opening night is Wednesday, February 15.  (more...)

Christiane Noll and David Harris to Star in NEXT TO NORMAL at TheatreWorksChristiane Noll and David Harris to Star in NEXT TO NORMAL at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced exciting casting news today for the theater's upcoming production of NEXT TO NORMAL. Tony nominated Christiane Noll will play Diana and David Harris will play Dan in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama (Music by Tom Kitt / Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey). Rob Ruggiero will direct. (more...)

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