Phylicia Rashad to Return to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report initial casting for The Public Theater's New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Phylicia Rashad returns to The Public to play 'Shelah' in this deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance, and the power of faith. Rashad last appeared at The Public in THE STORY by Tracey Scott Wilson in 2003. HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Secnd Stage to Premiere SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) kicks off this summer's Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series with the world premiere of Sex Lives of Our Parents, written by Michael Mitnick. Directed by Davis McCallum, Sex Lives of Our Parents will feature Teddy Bergmann (Peter and the Starcatcher), Lisa Emery (Far East), Daniel Jenkins (Mary Poppins), Virginia Kull (Dividing the Estate), Ben Rappaport (NBC's 'Outsourced') and Mark Zeisler (Second Stage Theatre's Eurydice). Previews begin on June 7th and opening night is Wednesday, June 22 (more...)

Bergman, Emery et al. Lead SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) kicks off this summer's Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series with the world premiere of Sex Lives of Our Parents, written by Michael Mitnick. Directed by Davis McCallum, Sex Lives of Our Parents will feature Teddy Bergman (Peter and the Starcatcher), Lisa Emery (Far East), Daniel Jenkins (Mary Poppins), Virginia Kull (Dividing the Estate), Ben Rappaport (NBC's 'Outsourced') and Mark Zeisler (Second Stage Theatre's Eurydice). Previews begin on June 7th and opening night is Wednesday, June 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: Isabel Keating, Jeremy Shamos and More Bring Awareness to Food Inequality in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

On Monday, April 27th, Chef Marco Moreira transformed his top Zagat-rated restaurant, Tocqueville, on Union Square into an extraordinary showcase for star-studded, dinner theater that will raise awareness of food inequality and its implications for health in New York City. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre et al. Present 3C 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

Piece by Piece productions, Rising Phoenix Repertory, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater have announced that the world premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Jackson Gay, will begin performances Wednesday, June 6 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The opening night is set for Thursday, June 21 at 7pm. (more...)

Scott Wentworth and Jay Sullivan Lead Alley Theater's RED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the 2010 Best Play Tony Award Winner, Red. (more...)

Tracie Thoms joins the cast of Show at Barre's FOR THE RECORD: BAZ LUHRMANN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2011

Show at Barre welcomes Tracie Thoms, star of RENT (Film version, Broadway, Hollywood Bowl), Quentin Tarantino's Deathproof, and TV's Cold Case, to the cast of FOR THE RECORD: BAZ LUHRMANN. Ms. Thoms will make her debut performance in the sell-out live concert event this Saturday, March 5th, and will be part of the rotating ensemble from then on (more...)

BWW Interview: Francois Battiste Chats About HEAD OF PASSES and Returning to The Public
by Nora Dominick - Mar 30, 2016

Head of Passes is already turning heads at the Public Theater and BroadwayWorld has the amazing opportunity to sit down with Francois Battiste, one of the many stars of Tarell Alvin McCraney's new play.  (more...)

Tracie Thoms joins the cast of Show at Barre's FOR THE RECORD: BAZ LUHRMANN
by Amber Cassell - Mar 3, 2011

Show at Barre welcomes Tracie Thoms, star of RENT (Film version, Broadway, Hollywood Bowl), Quentin Tarantino's Deathproof, and TV's Cold Case, to the cast of FOR THE RECORD: BAZ LUHRMANN. Ms. Thoms will make her debut performance in the sell-out live concert event this Saturday, March 5th, and will be part of the rotating ensemble from then on (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES officially opens tonight, March 28, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, 2016. (more...)

Kyle Beltran, Jennifer Kim & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's GLORIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) announces casting, preview and opening dates for the world-premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA, with previews starting Thursday, May 28, prior to opening Monday, June 15. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Closes at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2012

People's Light & Theatre presents John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, running through March 25, 2012 on the Main Stage. (more...)

MTC Announces Full Cast for CHOIR BOY; Beltran, Cooper & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) have just announced full casting for the upcoming world premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, the new play featuring gospel music directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Scott Wentworth and Jay Sullivan Lead Alley Theater's RED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the 2010 Best Play Tony Award Winner, Red. (more...)

DETROIT '67 Heads to Harlem Following Run at The Public Theater, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Following its run at The Public Theater, Detroit '67, the much buzzed-about play by two-time NAACP Image Award recipient, Dominique Morisseau, will open at the National Black Theatre tonight, March 23. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the powerful drama will run through Sunday, April 14, presented by Time Warner. Billed as 'Uptown Meets Downtown,' the production is a collaboration between the Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director), National Black Theatre (Sade Lythcott, CEO; Nabii Faison, General Manager and The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director). (more...)

Scott Wentworth and Jay Sullivan Lead Alley Theater's RED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the 2010 Best Play Tony Award Winner, Red. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews tonight, March 17, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

DETROIT '67 to Head to Harlem Following Run at The Public Theater, 3/23-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

Following its run at The Public Theater, Detroit '67, the much buzzed-about play by two-time NAACP Image Award recipient, Dominique Morisseau, will open at the National Black Theatre on Saturday, March 23. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the powerful drama will run through Sunday, April 14, presented by Time Warner. Billed as 'Uptown Meets Downtown,' the production is a collaboration between the Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director), National Black Theatre (Sade Lythcott, CEO; Nabii Faison, General Manager and The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director). (more...)

Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of LOST LAKE, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The play will feature Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, "Cold Case"). (more...)

Michael Braun et al. Star in Second Stage Theatre's THE BAD GUYS, Opening Tonight, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) kicks off the 10th anniversary of its Uptown Series with the world premiere of The Bad Guys, written by Alena Smith and directed by Hal Brooks. The Bad Guys will feature Michael Braun (War Horse), Roe Hartrampf (Unnatural Acts), James McMenamin (Suicide, Incorporated), Tobias Segal (The Miracle Worker) and Raviv Ullman (Russian Transport). Opening night is tonight, June 4th. (more...)

Second Stage Premieres SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) kicks off this summer's Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series with the world premiere of Sex Lives of Our Parents, written by Michael Mitnick. Directed by Davis McCallum, Sex Lives of Our Parents will feature Teddy Bergmann (Peter and the Starcatcher), Lisa Emery (Far East), Daniel Jenkins (Mary Poppins), Virginia Kull (Dividing the Estate), Ben Rappaport (NBC's 'Outsourced') and Mark Zeisler (Second Stage Theatre's Eurydice). Previews begin on June 7th and opening night is Wednesday, June 22 (more...)

Bergman, Emery et al. Lead SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) kicks off this summer's Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series with the world premiere of Sex Lives of Our Parents, written by Michael Mitnick. Directed by Davis McCallum, Sex Lives of Our Parents will feature Teddy Bergman (Peter and the Starcatcher), Lisa Emery (Far East), Daniel Jenkins (Mary Poppins), Virginia Kull (Dividing the Estate), Ben Rappaport (NBC's 'Outsourced') and Mark Zeisler (Second Stage Theatre's Eurydice). Previews begin on June 7th and opening night is Wednesday, June 22. (more...)

The Kilroys Showcases Female and Trans Writers with 3rd Annual 'THE LIST'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective THE KILROYS has released its third annual list of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre et al. Present 3C 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

Piece by Piece productions, Rising Phoenix Repertory, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater have announced that the world premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Jackson Gay, will begin performances Wednesday, June 6 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The opening night is set for Thursday, June 21 at 7pm. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Extends Off-Broadway Through July 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre announced today that, due to demand, the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA will extend its limited engagement by two weeks and will now close on July 18. (more...)

The Kilroys Launch List of Industry-Recommended New Plays By Women
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Kilroys, an independent LA-based band of female playwrights and producers, have released THE LIST, the results of the first annual industry survey of excellent new plays by female-identified playwrights. (more...)

Tracie Thoms Joins Wayne Brady in Billy Porter's SEASONS Concert at Rockwell: Table & Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

Los Angeles's most exciting live, music performance space Rockwell: Table & Stage will add to its' stellar lineup, Tracie Thoms tonight and tomorrow, July 28 & 29. 'Seasons' will be an eclectic mix of soul, r&b, pop and musical theatre standards pulled from the Contemporary American Songbook that will take concertgoers on a magical journey that explores all the Seasons Of Love. Recent Tony Award Winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) will direct the show with James Sampliner (Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer) serving as Musical Director. Joining Thoms on stage will be another film, television and theatre star, special guest Wayne Brady. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

Tracie Thoms to Join Wayne Brady in Billy Porter's SEASONS Concert at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 7/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

'Seasons' will be an eclectic mix of soul, r&b, pop and musical theatre standards pulled from the Contemporary American Songbook that will take concertgoers on a magical journey that explores all the Seasons Of Love. Recent Tony Award Winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) will direct the show with James Sampliner (Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer) serving as Musical Director. (more...)

Word(s)PLAY! 2011 New Play Festival Plays Penumbra 7/16, 7/23, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

Penumbra Theatre Company, Minnesota's only African American theatre, proudly announced today the third annual Word(s)PLAY!, a forum designed to develop new plays by African American playwrights. Word(s)PLAY! will introduce three new plays to the Twin Cities July 16, 23, & August 6, 2011 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Word(s)PLAY! 2011 New Play Festival Plays Penumbra 7/16, 7/23, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2011

Penumbra Theatre Company, Minnesota's only African American theatre, proudly announced today the third annual Word(s)PLAY!, a forum designed to develop new plays by African American playwrights. Word(s)PLAY! will introduce three new plays to the Twin Cities July 16, 23, & August 6, 2011 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Ars Nova's THE NETFLIX PLAYS Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Ars Nova kicks off its 2013 season with The Netflix Plays, which begins performances January 30. This production, the newest installment from Ars Nova's Play Group, is set to play 10 performances from today, January 30 - February 9. The Netflix Plays, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production, features original short plays and live music inspired by the recommendation categories on the Netflix website. (more...)

Ars Nova's THE NETFLIX PLAYS to Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Ars Nova kicks off its 2013 season with The Netflix Plays, which begins performances January 30. This production, the newest installment from Ars Nova's Play Group, is set to play 10 performances from today, January 30 - February 9. The Netflix Plays, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production, features original short plays and live music inspired by the recommendation categories on the Netflix website. (more...)

Scott Wentworth and Jay Sullivan Lead Alley Theater's RED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the 2010 Best Play Tony Award Winner, Red. (more...)

Ars Nova's THE NETFLIX PLAYS to Begin, Jan 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Ars Nova kicks off its 2013 season with The Netflix Plays, which begins performances January 30. This production, the newest installment from Ars Nova's Play Group, is set to play 10 performances from January 30 - February 9. The Netflix Plays, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production, features original short plays and live music inspired by the recommendation categories on the Netflix website. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Opens At People's Light 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

People's Light & Theatre will present John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, running February 15 - March 25, 2012 on the Main Stage. (more...)

Summer Uptown Series Announced for Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the two world premiere plays which will be presented as part of the company's tenth annual Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series this summer: Alena Smtih's The Bad Guys, and Kenneth Lin's Warrior Class, directed by Evan Cabnet. (more...)

Ars Nova's THE NETFLIX PLAYS to Begin, Jan 30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

Ars Nova kicks off its 2013 season with The Netflix Plays, which begins performances January 30. This production, the newest installment from Ars Nova's Play Group, is set to play 10 performances from January 30 - February 9. The Netflix Plays, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production, features original short plays and live music inspired by the recommendation categories on the Netflix website. (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Tracie Thoms Joins ABC's GOTHICA Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

RENT alum Tracie Thoms has officially booked her latest gig - and she's going gothic. According to Deadline, the stage and screen actress has signed on to join ABC's upcoming drama pilot GOTHICA. (more...)

FRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger, and the New York premiere of Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS as part of the company's fourteenth annual SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN SERIES this summer. (more...)

DETROIT '67 World Premiere Begins Previews at The Public Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere of DETROIT '67, a Public Lab production by Dominique Morisseau, tonight, February 26. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, DETROIT '67 will run through Sunday, March 17 in The Public's Shiva Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 12. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Announces 2013 Uptown Summer Season: THE TUTORS and MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced a world premiere play along with a New York premiere new musical which will be presented as part of the company's eleventh annual Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series this summer: Erica Lipez's The Tutors, directed by Thomas Kail and Murder For Two with Book and Music by Joe Kinosian and Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre to Premiere SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS and THE TALLS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the two world premiere plays which will be presented as part of the company's ninth annual Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series this summer: Michael Mitnick's Sex Lives of Our Parents, directed by Davis McCallum, and Anna Kerrigan's The Talls, directed by Carolyn Cantor. (more...)

DETROIT '67 World Premiere to Begin Previews at The Public Theater, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere of DETROIT '67, a Public Lab production by Dominique Morisseau, on Tuesday, February 26. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, DETROIT '67 will run through Sunday, March 17 in The Public's Shiva Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 12. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Opens At People's Light 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2012

People's Light & Theatre will present John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, running February 15 - March 25, 2012 on the Main Stage. (more...)

Word(s)PLAY! 2011 New Play Festival Plays Penumbra 7/16, 7/23, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2011

Penumbra Theatre Company, Minnesota's only African American theatre, proudly announced today the third annual Word(s)PLAY!, a forum designed to develop new plays by African American playwrights. Word(s)PLAY! will introduce three new plays to the Twin Cities July 16, 23, & August 6, 2011 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Michael Braun, Roe Hartrampf et al. to Star in Second Stage Theatre's THE BAD GUYS, 6/4; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) kicks off the 10th anniversary of its Uptown Series with the world premiere of The Bad Guys, written by Alena Smith and directed by Hal Brooks. The Bad Guys will feature Michael Braun (War Horse), Roe Hartrampf (Unnatural Acts), James McMenamin (Suicide, Incorporated), Tobias Segal (The Miracle Worker) and Raviv Ullman (Russian Transport). Previews begin on May 22nd and opening night is Monday, June 4th. (more...)

DETROIT '67 to Head to Harlem Following Run at The Public Theater, 3/23-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2013

Following its run at The Public Theater, Detroit '67, the much buzzed-about play by two-time NAACP Image Award recipient, Dominique Morisseau, will open at the National Black Theatre on Saturday, March 23. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the powerful drama will run through Today, April 14, presented by Time Warner. Billed as 'Uptown Meets Downtown,' the production is a collaboration between the Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director), National Black Theatre (Sade Lythcott, CEO; Nabii Faison, General Manager and The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director). (more...)

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced an additional one-week extension today for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. (more...)

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