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A HAPPY END Plays Aaron Davis Hall, Now thru 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

'A Happy End' by Israeli playwright Iddo Netanyahu is the story of a well-to-do, well-integrated Jewish couple in 1932 Berlin deciding whether to remain in Germany or to flee to America. The production dramatizes a dilemma - whether to leave home, family and friends for an uncertain future in a foreign land, or stay, hoping the situation will improve - that has been shared and faced by most political emigrés. The piece will be presented as an Equity Showcase tonight, September 10, through September 19 at Aaron Davis Hall, 135th Street and Convent Avenue, by The City College Center for the Arts in partnership with the Division of Humanities and Arts. Jennifer Miranda Holmes directs. (more...)

Meryl Streep Reveals Expose on Hollywood Gender Inequality In the Works
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Meryl Streep revealed news that columnist Maureen Dowd is currently working on an expose for The New York Times Magazine on gender discrimination. (more...)

'Julia Migenes Sings Kurt Weill' Set for the Odyssey, 10/9-12/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

 Celebrated mezzo-soprano Julia Migenes (Diva on the Verge) returns to the Odyssey Theatre with her newest show, once again directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak. Julia Migenes Sings Kurt Weill opens at the Odyssey on October 9. (more...)

Premierenreport: ANYTHING GOES eröffnet Spielzeit am Theater Bremerhafen
by Iris Moebius - Sep 21, 2015

Das Stadttheater Bremerhaven eroffnete am Samstag, den 19. September 2015, die neue Spielzeit mit der Premiere des Broadway-Musicals ANYTHING GOES von Cole Porter. Um 19.30 Uhr hob sich der Vorhang im Großen Haus fur die beschwingte Reise skurriler Passagiere an Bord eines Luxusliners. In dem Tanzmusical der Extraklasse erklingen Songs wie „I get a kick out of you" oder „You're the top", die zu den beliebtesten Jazzstandards und Steppnummern gehoren. Regisseur Nico Rabenald inszeniert erstmals in Bremerhaven. Die Musikalische Leitung liegt beim 1. Kapellmeister Ido Arad. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2015
by - Sep 2, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END Begins Tonight at Aaron Davis Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

A Happy End by Israeli playwright Iddo Netanyahu is the story of a well-to-do, well-integrated Jewish couple in 1932 Berlin deciding whether to remain in Germany or to flee to America.  The production dramatizes a dilemma -- whether to leave home, family and friends for an uncertain future in a foreign land, or stay, hoping the situation will improve -- that has been shared and faced by thousands of emigres.  (more...)

Karen Carpenter Directs HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview tonight, November 5; Thursday, November 6; and Friday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

Mike Bencivenga to Receive Abingdon's 2014 Christopher Brian Wolk Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company announces that playwright Mike Bencivenga, author of the recent Off-Broadway hit Billy & Ray, will receive its 2014 Christopher Brian Wolk Award for his play SUMMER ON FIRE. A presentation of the award and staged reading of the play is set for Monday, December 15, starting at 7:00pm in the June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, in Manhattan. (more...)

LIFE OVER LOVE Explores Young Campus Romance
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

HAIKU, Hawaii (more...)

Meryl Streep Told to Sing 'Badly' as Florence Foster Jenkins in Upcoming Biopic
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Meryl Streep, who is starring as Florence Foster Jenkins in Stephen Frears' upcoming biopic, has been told to 'sing as badly as she possibly can' in order to reflect the 'coloratura soprano's' one-of-a-kind style. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Meryl Streep Stars as Opera Diva Florence Foster Jenkins in Upcoming Biopic
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2015

The first image has been released of Meryl Streep as American-born opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins in the upcoming film biopic of the same name. (more...)

Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi will join the previously announced Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. Eddie Cooper replaces his father Chuck Cooper, who will be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A HAPPY END at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

A Happy End by Iddo Netanyahu, directed by Alex Dmitriev, runs through March 29, 2015 at Abingdon Theatre Company. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

West Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD to Open 4/18 at Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

West Coast Jewish Theatre has announced the first production of its 2015-16 season, the American Premiere of O My God by Anat Gov. Directed by WCJT Artistic Director Howard Teichman, there will be two preview performances on April 16 and 17 with opening set for Saturday, April 18 at 8pm at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles. The engagement will run through June 7. (more...)

O MY GOD, FUGU and More Set for West Coast Jewish Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The much lauded West Coast Jewish Theatre has announced its 2015-2016 season which will kick off April 18 with the American premiere of O My God by Anat Gov, followed in October by Romance.com by Hindi Brooks, and concluding in 2016 with the world premiere of Fugu by Howard Teichman and Steven Simon. All shows will be presented at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles. (more...)

Craig J. Horsley Named New Managing Director of Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company, now in its 22nd Season of developing and producing new plays by emerging and established playwrights, has announced Craig J. Horsley as its new Managing Director. (more...)

Next Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Mar 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY officially opens tonight, March 15, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. This is a limited engagement through July 5, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch interviews with the cast (who celebrated their originally planned opening on March 12) below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/11/2015 - THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Opens in Chicago and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 11, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE FIRST WIVES CLUB holds its first 'meeting' in Chicago tonight and more! (more...)

Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END Opens Tonight at Abingdon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new American plays since 1993 -- continues its 22nd Season with A Happy End, a new play by Iddo Netanyahu, opening tonight, March 11 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through March 29. Alex Dmitriev (God's Daughter) is set to direct. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/22/2015 - Kleban Prize, 'MIDSUMMER' in Theaters and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 22, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre is awarded today, Shakespeare's 'MIDSUMMER' fantasy play hits theaters across the country, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stunning Voices Astound in KURT WEILL at the Cuttlefish Hotel
by Gil Kaan - Jun 15, 2015

Paul Sand's Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel wows and astonishes with musical performances from two incredibly talented women Shay Astar and Kalean Ung. Sands has chosen various Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht compositions from their various hit shows and strung them together for a wonderful musical showcase of these two exceptionally expressive, richly voiced actress/singers extraordinaire. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its 2015-2016 Season of new plays beginning this fall with the world premiere of CUT THROAT by JB Reich. Directed by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop (NEWSical The Musical, When Pigs Fly), CUT THROAT is set to begin previews October 2 at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Trekkies Unite for Cincinnati Pops' Live Accompaniment to STAR TREK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform Michael Giacchino's breathtaking orchestral score of Star Trek in synch with 2009 blockbuster film Star Trek (PG-13) at the Taft Theatre tonight, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Trekkies Unite for Cincinnati Pops' Live Accompaniment to STAR TREK, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform Michael Giacchino's breathtaking orchestral score of Star Trek in synch with 2009 blockbuster film Star Trek (PG-13) at the Taft Theatre on Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, tonight, July 1, and tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

Charlotte Cohn to Star in Colony Theatre's SIMPLY COMPLICATED, 1/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

What do you get when you cross a Danish Orthodox Jew and a simple Israeli girl from a kibbutz? You get Charlotte Cohn, who at nineteen was already a Commander in the Israeli Army, but had her sights set on a different path. Join her in this eclectic evening of music ranging from the Beatles to Broadway to Opera and hear the real stories that brought her from Ben Yehuda Street to the Great White Way. (more...)

Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END to Begin 2/27 at Abingdon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new American plays since 1993 -- continues its 22nd Season with A Happy End, a new play by Iddo Netanyahu, with previews set to begin February 27, 2015, prior to an official press opening March 11 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through March 29. Alex Dmitriev (God's Daughter) is set to direct. (more...)

Charlotte Cohn Stars in Colony Theatre's SIMPLY COMPLICATED This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

What do you get when you cross a Danish Orthodox Jew and a simple Israeli girl from a kibbutz? You get Charlotte Cohn, who at nineteen was already a Commander in the Israeli Army, but had her sights set on a different path. Join her in this eclectic evening of music ranging from the Beatles to Broadway to Opera and hear the real stories that brought her from Ben Yehuda Street to the Great White Way. (more...)

VIDEO: Meryl Streep Can't Hold Back Kissing Mark Ruffalo: 'I Was Looking for An Excuse All Night'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 19, 2015

Following the smooch, the Oscar winner admitted, 'I was looking for an excuse all night!' Watch the clip below! (more...)

Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END Begins Off-Broadway Next Month at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company-which has produced 83 new American plays since 1993-continues its 22nd Season with A Happy End, a new play by Iddo Netanyahu, with previews set to begin February 27, 2015, prior to an official press opening March 11 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through March 29. Alex Dmitriev (God's Daughter) is set to direct. (more...)

Rob Marshall to Helm FOLLIES Movie, Starring Meryl Streep?
by Movies News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Oscar-nominated INTO THE WOODS star Meryl Streep could be up for another Sondheim role. Word is Rob Marshall wants to adapt FOLLIES for the big screen, with Streep being eyed for the role of 'Phyllis Rogers Stone' or 'Sally Durant Plummer'. (more...)

Theatre Now New York to Open Raw Reading Series with SPEAK OF THE DEVIL, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL, a play about the 'Great Agnostic' Robert Ingersoll will be presented on Sunday, February 8, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for A HAPPY END at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Rehearsals begun this week for the New York premiere of Iddo Netanyahu's A Happy End at Abingdon Theatre Company. The limited run begins Friday, February 27, with Off-Broadway performances through March 29. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Meryl Streep Rocks Out in Upcoming Drama RICKI AND THE FLASH
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2015

PEOPLE has shared an exclusive first look at Meryl Streep in Diablo Cody's upcoming film RICKI AND THE FLASH. (more...)

Meryl Streep to Narrate New Documentary SHOUT GLADI GLADI
by Danielle DeSisto - Feb 27, 2015

Meryl Streep is set to narrate the upcoming documentary SHOUT GLADI GLADI, which examines the issues surrounding women's health in Africa. (more...)

Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END Begins Tonight at Abingdon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new American plays since 1993 -- continues its 22nd Season with A Happy End, a new play by Iddo Netanyahu, with previews set to begin tonight, February 27, 2015, prior to an official press opening March 11 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through March 29. Alex Dmitriev (God's Daughter) is set to direct. (more...)

Theatre Now New York's RAW Reading Series to Continue with SPEAK OF THE DEVIL, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

RAW Readings presented by Theatre Now New York are FREE. New York, New York - Theatre Now New York, in association with Sari Weisman, will open its Raw Reading Series with a FREE reading of SPEAK OF THE DEVIL by Richard F. Stockton, revised by Marsha Lee Sheiness, and directed by Robert Kalfin, Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00PM at 520 8th Avenue, 3rd floor, in Manhattan. A wine and cheese reception with the artists will follow. (more...)

Eleasha Gamble, Jack Willis & More Added to Arena Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces artist additions for the 2015/16 season, with select cast and creative team members announced for Destiny of Desire, Oliver!, Sweat and All the Way as part of the theater's 66th season. (more...)

A HAPPY END to Play Aaron Davis Hall, 9/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

'A Happy End' by Israeli playwright Iddo Netanyahu is the story of a well-to-do, well-integrated Jewish couple in 1932 Berlin deciding whether to remain in Germany or to flee to America. The production dramatizes a dilemma - whether to leave home, family and friends for an uncertain future in a foreign land, or stay, hoping the situation will improve - that has been shared and faced by most political emigres. The piece will be presented as an Equity Showcase September 10 to 19 at Aaron Davis Hall, 135th Street and Convent Avenue, by The City College Center for the Arts in partnership with the Division of Humanities and Arts. Jennifer Miranda Holmes directs. (more...)

Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END to Play Aaron Davis Hall This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

A Happy End by Israeli playwright Iddo Netanyahu is the story of a well-to-do, well-integrated Jewish couple in 1932 Berlin deciding whether to remain in Germany or to flee to America.  The production dramatizes a dilemma -- whether to leave home, family and friends for an uncertain future in a foreign land, or stay, hoping the situation will improve -- that has been shared and faced by thousands of emigres.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 26, 2015
by - Aug 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BELIEVERS to Run 9/25-10/17 at Workshop Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

 In an ideal world, maturity nurtures faith and confidence to withstand life's greatest tests. Or does it?  'Believers' by Ken Jaworowski, a haunting drama, tests that assumption with the generational tale of a couple who marry in a state of faith but find their belief undone twenty years later when life tests them more severely than people ought to be. WorkShop Theater, 312 West 36th Street, will present the play's world premiere run September 25 to October 17, directed by Alex Dmitriev. (more...)

WorkShop Theater to Stage Ken Jaworowski's BELIEVERS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

In an ideal world, maturity nurtures faith and confidence to withstand life's greatest tests. Or does it? BELIEVERS by Ken Jaworowski, a haunting drama, tests that assumption with the generational tale of a couple who marry in a state of faith but find their belief undone twenty years later when life tests them more severely than people ought to be. WorkShop Theater, 312 West 36th Street, will present the play's world premiere run September 25 to October 17, directed by Alex Dmitriev. (more...)

EVERSCAPE to Play FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Jordi Coats and Ashley Gunsteens, in association with The Present Company, present the WORLD-PREMIERE of EVERSCAPE- Allan Maule's new action-packed dramedy about addiction to the world of online gaming - as part of the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival with five performances only, between August 18-29 at the Celebration of Whimsy Theater a.k.a. COW (21 Clinton Street) in Manhattan. EverScape is an Equity Approved Showcase. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kander and Ebb Revisit Brecht and Weill in THE VISIT
by Michael Dale - Apr 24, 2015

Kander and Ebb's final musical provides a thrilling Broadway exit for Chita Rivera. (more...)

Welcome to The Hummingbird! Meet the Full Cast of AIRLINE HIGHWAY, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opens tonight, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In a record-breaking year for the number of prizes and total cash awarded, Lauren Michelle, of Los Angeles, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and held on April 18, 2015, in Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Robin Bailey, of London, U.K., and Jordan Davidson, of Philadelphia, N.Y., both won Second Prizes of $10,000, and two Third Prizes of $7,500 each were awarded to Adam Fieldson, of Lincoln, Neb., and Michael Maliakel, of New York. (more...)

Meryl Streep Funds NYWIFT's Screenwriters Lab for Women Writers
by Movies News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Oscar winner Meryl Streep has funded a screenwriters lab for women writers over the age of 40, which will be conducted by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers. (more...)

West Coast Jewish Theatre's O MY GOD Opens Tonight at Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

West Coast Jewish Theatre has announced the first production of its 2015-16 season, the American Premiere of O My God by Anat Gov. Directed by WCJT Artistic Director Howard Teichman, the show opens tonight, April 18 at 8pm at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles. The engagement will run through June 7. (more...)

O MY GOD, FUGU and More Set for West Coast Jewish Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The much lauded West Coast Jewish Theatre has announced its 2015-2016 season which will kick off today, April 18 with the American premiere of O My God by Anat Gov, followed in October by Romance.com by Hindi Brooks, and concluding in 2016 with the world premiere of Fugu by Howard Teichman and Steven Simon. All shows will be presented at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles. (more...)

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