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Stars of FALSETTOS and THIS DAY FORWARD to Visit THEATER TALK This WeekStars of FALSETTOS and THIS DAY FORWARD to Visit THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

This week THEATER TALK features creators and cast members of two new productions - Falsettos, a musical revival currently at the Walter Kerr Theatre through January 8 and This Day Forward, at THE VINEYARD through December 18. (more...)

EaDo Playhouse Opens with Limited Engagement Production of A NEW BRAINEaDo Playhouse Opens with Limited Engagement Production of A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

In 1998, musical theatre masterminds William Finn, James Lapine and Jason Robert Brown premiered their mind-blowing 'brain'-child, A NEW BRAIN, off-Broadway. Closing out 2016, Houston's newest arts venue and production company, EaDo Playhouse, officially opens its doors with a brand new production of A NEW BRAIN for a limited engagement run from December 14 through 18.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for DEAR EVAN HANSENPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Walter McBride - Dec 6, 2016

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Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, has added a performance at 1pm on Wednesday, December 14. The production plays through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This WinterAnnette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Just announced, Annette O'Toole will assume the role of Nancy Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner Presented Louis Auchincloss Prize at Museum of the City Of New York GalaPhoto Coverage: Tony Kushner Presented Louis Auchincloss Prize at Museum of the City Of New York Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 2, 2016

Playwright, screenwriter, and author Tony Kushner was presented the Louis Auchincloss Prize last night at The Museum Of The City Of New York and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Rosiland Brown (One Mo' Time, Footloose) and Linedy Genao (On Your Feet) are set to star in Bill Nelson's Nutcrackin' Christmas, a one-night, all-original, holiday brouhaha on December 5 at Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

A NEW BRAIN Opens at the Black Box TheatreA NEW BRAIN Opens at the Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Nora Q. Thomas directs a William Finn and James Lapine's musical "A New Brain" running Friday, November 25 through Sunday, December 11, 2016. (more...)

Florida Rep Seeks Submissions for 2017 PlayLab Festival of New WorksFlorida Rep Seeks Submissions for 2017 PlayLab Festival of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre, an Associate Member of the National New Play Network, is seeking submissions for its 2017 PlayLab Festival slated for April 27 - 30. The fourth annual festival is an intensive weekend of rehearsals, readings, talkbacks, and development that brings playwrights, directors, and actors together to hone five new plays in a laboratory setting. (more...)

Broadway Talent Helps Barrington Stage Company Sweep 1st Annual Berkshire Theatre AwardsBroadway Talent Helps Barrington Stage Company Sweep 1st Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

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, swept the First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards last night, winning 20 out of possible 25 awards. Winners of the awards-nicknamed "The Berkies"-were first announced on Monday, October 17, 2016, and awards were presented Sunday, November 13 at a ceremony held at Mr. Finn's Cabaret (36 Linden St) in Pittsfield, MA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Co. & Shakespeare & Co. Take Top Honors at First Annual Berkshire Theatre AwardsPhoto Coverage: Barrington Stage Co. & Shakespeare & Co. Take Top Honors at First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 14, 2016

It was appropriate that two-time Tony Award winner William Finn was present at The First Annual Berkshire Theatre Award ceremony held in Pittsfield MA. on  Sunday November 13th. Mr. Finn won a Tony for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which was home grown up in The Berkshires at Barrington Stage Company. Although he didn't have any work in contention for the prestigious award, Finn did accept a few 'Berkies' for some artists who could not receive their awards in person. (more...)

New York Premiere of MJ Kaufman's SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA Enters Final Week at NAATCONew York Premiere of MJ Kaufman's SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA Enters Final Week at NAATCO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The OBIE Award-winning NAATCO, National Asian American Theater Company, concludes their 25th anniversary season with the New York Premiere of MJ Kaufman's Sagittarius Ponderosa. Ken Rus Schmoll directs an all-Asian American cast that includes Daniel K. Isaac (of TV's 'Billions'), Mia Katigbak, Glenn Kubota, Bex Kwan and Virginia Wing. This Off-Broadway limited engagement at 3LD (80 Greenwich Street at Rector) will continue through November 19th only. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith and Amanda Ripley Set for Live-Streamed, Post-Show Talk at NOTES FROM THE FIELDAnna Deavere Smith and Amanda Ripley Set for Live-Streamed, Post-Show Talk at NOTES FROM THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will host a special post-performance conversation between Anna Deavere Smith and The Atlantic journalist and New York Times bestselling author, Amanda Ripley, one of the interview subjects Ms. Smith portrays in her acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon UranowitzThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon Uranowitz
by Theater People Podcast - Nov 14, 2016

On Monday, November 14, the Theater People podcast welcome's Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz. He made his Broadway debut in 2011's BABY IT'S YOU. He earned a Tony nomination for his turn as Adam Hochberg in last year's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and he can currently be seen in the role of Mendel in William Finn and James Lapine's critically acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. For the episode, Uranowitz discusses the six months of auditions he went through to win the role of Mendel, how James Lapine was lovingly hard on him during the show's rehearsal process, and shares a memory of accompanying Katie Holmes on a shopping spree during his pre-Broadway days when he worked as a sales associate. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/12/2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/12/2016. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Extends at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Extends at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, will extend for one week and will now play through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). The production, directed by Leonard Foglia and featuring original music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby, opened to rave reviews on November 2nd and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 11th. (more...)

FALSETTOS' Andrew Rannells to Join Hoda Kotb as Co-Host of NBC's TODAY, TomorrowFALSETTOS' Andrew Rannells to Join Hoda Kotb as Co-Host of NBC's TODAY, Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Andrew Rannells, currently starring in Lincoln Center Theater's production of FALSETTOS, will be filling in for Kathie Lee as a co-host with Hoda Kotb on the the 10am hour of the TODAY (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

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Sundog Theatre Announces 2016-2017 SeasonSundog Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Sundog Theatre is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Season. The first presentation will be A Christmas Carol at the Newton Theatre, New Jersey, on December 15 at 7:00pm and at the Bergen Performing Arts Center on December 18 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. (more...)

Single Tickets to Go Onsale for Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING on Monday 11/14Single Tickets to Go Onsale for Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING on Monday 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that single tickets for the world premiere of the new musical Monsoon Wedding will go on sale to the general public on Monday, November 14. Monsoon Wedding will have its world premiere at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre next spring. Previews begin Friday, May 5, 2017 and the show runs through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Press night for Monsoon Weddingwill be Friday, May 19, 2017. (more...)

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