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A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of three generations of a family living and struggling together under one roof. As timely as ever, the play has not been seen on Broadway since its legendary original production. With its powerhouse cast, this new production (directed by Kenny Leon) promises to be a rare Broadway event.

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Breaking News: Christian Borle's Got the Golden Ticket! The Two-Time Tony Winner Will Lead CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten, Peter and the Starcatcher) will originate the role of Willy Wonka in the Broadway premiere of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY which begins performances in March 2017, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Disciplines Stagehand For Using N-Word On The Job
by Michael Dale - May 4, 2016

A stagehand uses a racial slur when asking a question about a performance, which is heard by co-workers. (more...)

Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2016 Tony Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony nominations were announced this morning. Below, check out some fun facts about this year's nominees! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Tony, Olivier and Pulitzer winner CLYBOURNE PARK to Play the Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2011), the Olivier Award for Best New Play (2011) and the Tony Award for Best Play (2012), Bruce Norris's acclaimed black (and white) comedy CLYBOURNE PARK is set to have its South African premiere at the Fugard Theatre this year. (more...)

Audra McDonald Honored Today at New Dramatists' 2016 Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will celebrate six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Little Theatre of Manchester to Continue 2016 Season with CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Little Theatre of Manchester continues its 2016 season with the Greater Hartford premiere of Bruce Norris' award-winning play, CLYBOURNE PARK, sponsored by First Niagara Bank Foundation. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5/21-6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

As the country finds itself enmeshed in current events and a political cycle in which race and racism have center stage, the Playhouse presents A Raisin in the Sun. It is one of America's most enduring works about the African American experience as viewed through the Younger family in Chicago in the 1950s. (more...)

Lorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native Chicagoans
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

On May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Possum Point Players' A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Possum Point Players present the ground-breaking drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. Tickets are $18, adults, and $17, students and seniors, and may be purchased at or by calling 856-4560. (more...)

Nashville Rep Hosts Auditions for 2016-17 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre will hold Open Call Auditions on May 18 and 19 at the Nashville Public Television building at 161 Rains Avenue. Auditions are by appointment only. Casting will be done for the five shows in Nashville Rep's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Apollo Theater Appoints New Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Apollo Theater today announced the appointment of Kamilah Forbes as the Theater's new Executive Producer. A director, producer, and co­founder of Hi­ARTS/Hip Hop Theater Festival, Forbes will join the Apollo in September 2016. (more...)

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Expecting a Baby; LADY DAY in the West End Postponed; SHUFFLE ALONG Materity Leave Begins in July
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Audra is expecting! Today it was announced  that The West End production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill will be postponed as the show's star Audra McDonald has announced that she and her husband, actor Will Swenson, are expecting a baby. (more...)

History Matters/Back To The Future Announces 2016 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

History Matters/Back To The Future, committed to promoting the study and production of women's plays of the past, has announced the winner of the second annual Judith Barlow Prize. Lindsay Adams, a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has been chosen for her one-act play, HER OWN DEVICES, which was inspired by Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Harvey. (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl Tommy
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 30, 2016

It's only appropriate that Tommy, who's committed to diversity and an int'l perspective in theater, is helming an Africa-set play that's Broadway's first ever whose writer, director and cast are all black women. (more...)

Zadan & Meron to Bring Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN to NBC Live in Early 2017!
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

BWW has just learned that Emmy and Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, the creator and mastermind behind the beloved NBC drama “The West Wing,” is returning to the network with a live presentation of A FEW GOOD MEN, set to air in early 2017. (more...)

Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

If you've ever wanted to strut you stuff on the Corny Collins Show, today is your lucky day! NBC and Telsey + Company just announced that there will be an open call to cast HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s young leading lady. Check out the details below! (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...)

Full Cast Announced for EST and Page 73's KENTUCKY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) and Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) have announced complete casting for KENTUCKY, written by Leah Nanako Winkler, and directed by Morgan Gould. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 27
by Audition Roundup - Mar 27, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 27, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - THE CRUCIBLE's Jenny Jules
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 26, 2016

Today, Jules speaks exclusively with BWW about making her Broadway debut and explains why being in Salem every night can be a 'harrowing experience'! (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Gets Her Own JEOPARDY Category; Shares Dream Role
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

Audra McDonald received her very own video category on Friday night's JEOPARDY, titled 'Audra McDonald on Broadway.' The show also asked McDonald, 'Given all your successes, is there a role you still long to play? (more...)

Aaron Landsman's EMPATHY SCHOOL / LOVE STORY to Play Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Abrons Arts Center presents the New York City premieres of EMPATHY SCHOOL / LOVE STORY, a program of two monologues, with video and original music, written and directed by Aaron Landsman. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016


VIDEO: Saoirse Ronan & Ben Whishaw Talk On-Stage Chemistry in THE CRUCIBLE
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

In an exclusive interview with USA Today, Saoirse Ronan and Ben Whishaw discuss making their Broadway debuts in the revival of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS and More Slated for Centaur Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Artistic and Executive Director, Roy Surette, assures that theatre lovers will be SWEPT AWAY by Centaur Theatre's 48th season. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 3
by Audition Roundup - Apr 3, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 3, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 3, 2016
by - Apr 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Magical Music's 5th Annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert Set for 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Magical Music for Life Foundation is thrilled to present its 5th annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE benefit concert Sunday, May 1, 2016 on Broadway between 42nd & 43rd Streets in Times Square. The goal of the concert is to raise financial support to produce a new original album of songs for water safety applicable to children with and without specials needs, awareness of our music, and funds to perform our musical written especially for children with autism and other special needs. The event will be a continuous sing-a-thon, where talented children and groups from six states will come together to share the same stage with over 70 Broadway performers from most of the current shows and many past shows. Online and at the event there will be many exciting items in the auction & raffle, including tickets to Broadway shows / other events often with backstage tours and/or signed memorabilia, travel, dining, unique & autographed items, etc. Highlights of the Day will probably include the following: •10:00 Opening •'Two Little Snowflakes' and 'A Day in the Life of a Child: a Musical Revue' songs •11:20 'We Are the World' Broadway performers •12:00 Broadway performers (adult & child actors) • 2:00 Special Dance performance with NCDA • 'The Adventures of Zak' songs • 4:30 Broadway performers (adult & child actors)and preview of coming Broadway show •Til 5:00 Auction of tickets for Broadway and other NYC shows and events, backstage tours,autographed items, etc. •Til 5:00 Raffle prizes •All Day Performances by the Magical Music Singing groups •All Day Performances by talented children and groups from six states •6:00 Closing SOME OF THE BROADWAY & OTHER PERFORMERS: Amada Anderson - Spotlight on Cabaret and The Tramp Major Attaway - Aladdin Noah Baird - Matilda Annie Baltic - Mary Poppins Gaby Bradbury - Annie Adriana Braganza - The King and I Amaya Braganza - The King and I Zach Brod - Freckleface Casey Butler - Finding Neverland: The Musical Christian Michael Camporin - Finding Neverland and Matilda Grace Capeless - The Lion King Lynn Masako Cheng - The King and I Adam Christoferson - singer Olivia Chun - The King and I Casey Erin Clark - Les Miserables Hana Colley - The King and I Ben Cook - Tuck Lilyana Cornell - Les Miserables Samantha Cutler - Billy Elliot Alex Dreier - Finding Neverland, Assembled Parties, and Billy Elliot Peyton Ella - NBC The Sound of Music Live and Little Princess Avery Oliver Espiritu - The King and I Bonale Fambrini - The King and I Sophia Genusa - Matilda and Dr. Zhivago Akira Golz - Matilda Abigail Dylan Harrison - Ruthless, The Musical James Ignacio - The King and I K'Lynn Jackman - The Lion King Andrew Johnson - Kinky Boots Darius Kaleb - Motown the Musical, A Raisin in the Sun, and Delores & Jermaine Jim Kaplan - The King and I Jake Katzman - Kinky Boots Tari Kelly - Something's Rotten, Anything Goes, and Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Christie Kim - The King and I Ethan Khusidman - School of Rock, Chaplin, and Soul Doctor Corey Mach - Hands on a Hardbody, Godspell, and Footloose: The Musical Tony Marin - The King and I Jibreel Mawry - Motown, the Musical Jack McCarthy - Finding Neverland Dante Melucci - The School of Rock: The Musical Jenny Mollett - The Color Purple Sydney Morton - American Psycho, Flashdance, Motown the Musical, Evita, and Memphis Angeli Negron - Les Miserables Sawyer Nunes - Finding Neverland and Matilda the Musical Shannon O'Boyle - Once Tyrah Syke Odoms - Annie and The Lion King Madeleine Pace - Once Luca Padovan - The School of Rock: The Musical Gabriella Palminteri - Blue Bloods Anthony Pierini - Big Fish, Les Miserables, and Mary Poppins Gabby Pizzolo - Fun Home Ellie Poon - A Christmas Story the Musical Sam Poon - The King and I, MacBeth, and Les Miserables William Poon - The King and I & Beauty and the Beast Rachel Resheff - Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek the Musical, and Billy Elliot Christopher Paul Richards - Finding Neverland Taylor Richardson - Smokefall, Annie, A Most Violent Year, and Jack of the Red Hearts Julianna Rigoglioso - Sound of Music, Far from Heaven, Mary Poppins, and Table 58 Kitana Goyena Rojanatavorn - The King and I Sofia Roma Rubino - School of Rock: The Musical and Matilda: The Musical Isabella Russo - School of Rock: The Musical Sadie Seelert - Mary Poppins and A Little Princess Julian Silva - The Lion King and Les Miserables Eli Tokash - Finding Neverland Nicky Torchia - The King and I Joshua Turchin - Christmas Story Jeremy Villas - Kinky Boots Ashton Woerz - Pippin and Priscilla Queen of the Desert Rocco Wu - The King and I Timothy Yang - The King and I ... a preview of a new Broadway show (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

DETROIT '67 at Center Stage - A Riveting Production
by Charles Shubow - Apr 26, 2016

Playwright Dominque Morisseau demonstrates why she has such a bright future. (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

At long last, Music City Confidential is back to help you get caught back on the talk of the town - all the news that's fit to print about the Nashville theater community - and to immerse you in the minutiae of life in Theater City (a term we've been trying to copyright since we were in junior high with Thespis, Aristophanes and Martha Wilkinson). (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS, NOISES OFF & More Set for Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2016-17 season, which includes a brilliant and powerful musical, a hysterically chaotic comedy, the regional premiere of a play from Nashville Rep's Ingram New Works Project, and a great American classic. (more...)

Nashville Rep Reveals 2016-17 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre will launch its 2016-17 season with Jason Robert Brown's contemporary musical The Last Five Years and will feature the regional debut of Doug Wright's Posterity, a play about Henrik Ibsen that was developed in the company's Ingram New Works program and which premiered off-Broadway in 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EST and Page 73's KENTUCKY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) and Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) present KENTUCKY, written by Leah Nanako Winkler, and directed by Morgan Gould. KENTUCKY is currently playing previews at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) for an official opening on Sunday, May 1. The strictly limited run plays through Sunday, May 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' The telecast will air Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Check out the just released artwork for the show below! (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Artistic Director Braden Abraham today announced Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2016-2017 Season. The season is headlined by the electrifying musical Here Lies Love from David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim, a new production ofthe award-winning Broadway smash King Charles III, and the timeless classic A Raisin in the Sun. The season runs from September 2016 through May 2017, and subscriptions are available now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at (206) 443-2222, as well as online at Single tickets will go on sale this fall. (more...)

Lifetime Announces 2016-17 Development Slate Including Projects from Selena Gomez, Janet Jackson & More
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Lifetime announced today a bold new programming slate and a new multi-platform initiative dedicated to growing the network's leadership position as the ultimate destination for women's entertainment. (more...)

Alice Rapoport Center for Education & Engagement to Open Next Month at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Goodman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, becomes the first Chicago theater to establish a facility dedicated to education and engagement programs next when it opens the new Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement ('the Alice') next month. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Host Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

In conjunction with a production of playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Goodman Theatre presents a Lorraine Hansberry Celebration (April 30 - June 5), curated by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: The Cast of Kentwood Players CLYBOURNE PARK opening May 13
by Shari Barrett - Apr 18, 2016

Kentwood Players presents "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris from May 13 through June 18, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. The production directed by George L. Rametta and produced by Lauren A. Jarvis by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. Inc. The cast features (in alphabetical order) Pauline Bugembe, Harold Dershimer, Jeremy Patrick Hamilton, Jen Kerner, Matt Landig, Damon Rutledge, and Andrea Stradling. (more...)

KING LEAR Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

An epic new version of Shakespeare's King Lear plays at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 19 to 28 May, commemorating 400 years since the playwright's death. A co-production between Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company, and in association with The REP, King Lear is a brutal portrait of a man unravelling - pitted against his daughters, against nature and against the universe itself. (more...)

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose to Star in BET Drama Pilot THE YARD
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Anika Noni Rose has nabbed the lead role in BET's 2-hour scripted pilot THE YARD. (more...)

VIDEO: Saoirse Ronan on Playing Abigail Williams in THE CRUCIBLE: 'She's the Worst!'
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Saoirse Ronan stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to talk about making her Broadway debut in the current revival of THE CRUCIBLE. (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...)

Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Austin Durant, Reggie Gowland, Chris Myers, Rachel Nicks, Michele Shay, Lance Coadie Williams, and Charlayne Woodard will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.  WAR will begin performances Saturday, May 21; open Monday, June 6; and run for six weeks only through Sunday, July 3 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street).  (more...)

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