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Clarke Peter's Leads FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE At Treatre Royal Stratford East 9/3-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2010

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is Produced by Underbelly Productions and Theatre Royal Stratford East, by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. It is A musical by Clarke Peters, Featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits. The show will run at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 3 September - 2 October Press night: Tuesday 7 September 2010 at 7:30pm (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Ed Asner As FDR, Opens 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2010

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Stephen Eich, Executive Director), is pleased to announce their upcoming 2010 fall productions. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Extends to Oct. 9 at Theatre Royal Stratford East
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2010

The award-winning musical Five Guys Named Moe will extend for a week due to phenomenal demand at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. Five Guys Named Moe is directed by Paulette Randall and stars The Wire's Clarke Peters as Nomax. With choreography by original cast member and Olivier nominee Paul J Medford. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Ed Asner As FDR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2010

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Stephen Eich, Executive Director), is pleased to announce their upcoming 2010 fall productions. (more...)

Barrymore Haas Nominees Announced; Awards Set for 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2010

The Theatre Alliance announced the finalists for the prestigious F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist at a press conference today at New Freedom Theatre. This year's nominees are actors James Ijames, Steve Pacek, Sarah Sanford, Amanda Schoonover, and designer Thom Weaver. The recipient will be awarded at the Barrymore Awards Ceremony on October 4 at the Walnut Street Theatre. (more...)

Davis, Olivo & More Join To Celebrate Lynn Nottage At Mimi Awards 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2010

A lineup of top theatrical talent will pay tribute to playwright Lynn Nottage, recipient of the 2010 'Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award', presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. (more...)

SANCTIFIED Plays The Lincoln Theatre 10/21-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Producers Proteus Spann and Pro2Play Productions are pleased to announce the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified. Written by Javon Johnson, with original music by Rollo A. Dilworth, and directed by Derrick Sanders, Sanctified will play the historic Lincoln Theatre for a limited engagement, October 21 through November 14. Casting will be announced next month. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Closes At Treatre Royal Stratford East 10//2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2010

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is Produced by Underbelly Productions and Theatre Royal Stratford East, by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. It is A musical by Clarke Peters, Featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits. The show will run at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 3 September - 2 October Press night: Tuesday 7 September 2010 at 7:30pm (more...)

Davis, Olivo & More Join Celebrate Lynn Nottage At Mimi Awards 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

A lineup of top theatrical talent will pay tribute to playwright Lynn Nottage, recipient of the 2010 'Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award', presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. (more...)

Anika Noni Rose Joins Celebration For Lynn Nottage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010

Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline, or Change; Dreamgirls; For Colored Girls) joins the lineup of top theatrical talent who will pay tribute to playwright Lynn Nottage, recipient of the 2010 'Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award', presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Davis, Olivo et al. Honor Nottage with Steinberg Playwright Prize
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 11, 2010

This week, top theatrical talent paid tribute to playwright Lynn Nottage, recipient of the 2010 ‘Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award', presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting Ms. Nottage's work (including Ruined, Intimate Apparel and a preview of her upcoming By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) were performed by actors Quincy Tyler Bernstine (In the Next Room), two-time Tony Award-winner and Oscar-nominee Viola Davis (Fences, King Hedley II), Kimberly Hébert Gregory (The Brother/Sister Plays), Russell Hornsby (Intimate Apparel), Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo (West Side Story, In the Heights) and Condola Rashad (Ruined). The 3rd Annual ‘Mimi' Awards were be presented at a ceremony at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Celebrates The Holidays With The NY Pops 12/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2010

On Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, Music Director Steven Reineke leads The New York Pops in a celebration of the season with a concert program of timeless carols and holiday favorites, featuring Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell. (more...)

Stenborg and Henderson Receive Equity's Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

Helen Stenborg and Stephen McKinley Henderson have been named to receive the annual Richard Seff Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The award, a $1,000 check and crystal trophy for each, honors a veteran female and male character actor for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. (more...)

Two NYC Students Take 1st & 2nd At Nat'l August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

Two students from Brooklyn and Bronx place first and second in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition at the August Wilson Theatre on May 3rd. Originally an alternate for the NYC competition, Jared Findlay, from Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School, took home the first place prize with his nuanced performance of King Hedley from August Wilson's King Hedley II. Derrick Starks, from Fordham High School for the Arts, won second place for his keen interpretation of Holloway from Two Trains Running. (more...)

The Black Rep Continues Season 33 with Production of Yasmina Reza's ART 5/5 - 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

Black Rep to present ART by Yasmina Reza May 5 - 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know? (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

2010 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 4, 2010 by Broadway Star Lea Michele and Tony Award Nominee Jeff Daniels. (more...)

The Black Rep Closes Production of Yasmina Reza's ART 5/23
by Chris Gibson - May 23, 2010

Black Rep will close its production of ART by Yasmina Reza May 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know? (more...)

Davis Wins Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for FENCES!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2010

Viola Davis is this year's recipient of the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Best Featred Actress in a Play. (more...)

PTC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 5/21-6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2009-2010 season with August Wilson's masterpiece and first Broadway success Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 21-June 13. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE Thru 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce that the West Coast Premiere of its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow is EXTENDING through Sunday, June 27 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Donnell, Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/16-6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2010

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents the world premiere of the musical Johnny Baseball by Richard Dresser, Robert Reale, and Willy Reale, directed by Diane Paulus. The production begins performances on May 16 and runs through June 27, 2010 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. (more...)

Clarke Peters to Star in Revival of Five Guys Named Moe at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2010

The world-class, award-winning musical Five Guys Named Moe will open at McEwan Hall on 4 August 2010, starring The Wire's Clarke Peters as Nomax and directed by Paulette Randall. With choreography by original cast member and Olivier nominee Paul J Medford. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leon's True Colors Theater Co.'s August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2010

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters presented the fourth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National finals Monday, May 3 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52nd Street). The finals featured performances of monologues from August Wilson's Century Cycle by twelve regional finalists from Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Chicago and New York. The evening also included performances by Blues musician Guy Davis (Finian's Rainbow), Chris Chalk (Fences), LaTanya Richardson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone), Keith Randolph Smith (Fences, King Hedley II), Heather Alicia Simms (Gem of the Ocean, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) and Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Gem of the Ocean, Tony Award winner for Seven Guitars). The competition was judged by celebrity judges playwright Regina Taylor (Crowns and Drowning Crow), costume designer Constanza Romero (Fences, Gem of the Ocean, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson), and actors Russell Hornsby (Fences, Jitney), Mykelti Williamson (Fences, 'Forrest Gump,' '24') and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE Closes at Celebration Theatre, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

Donnell, Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/16-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents the world premiere of the musical Johnny Baseball by Richard Dresser, Robert Reale, and Willy Reale, directed by Diane Paulus. The production begins performances on May 16 and runs through June 27, 2010 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE Thru 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce that the West Coast Premiere of its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow is EXTENDING through Sunday, June 27 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Clarke Peter's Leads FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE At Treatre Royal Stratford East 9/3-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is Produced by Underbelly Productions and Theatre Royal Stratford East, by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. It is A musical by Clarke Peters, Featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits. The show will run at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 3 September - 2 October Press night: Tuesday 7 September 2010 at 7:30pm (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Brian Stokes Mitchell Joining WOMEN ON THE VERGE?
by Rialto Chatter - Jun 15, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com has learned from a reliable source that Tony-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is in final contract negotiations and is fully expected to join WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. All offers are said to be out to Sherie Rene Scott and other performers (that they are keeping under tabs) and a full casting announcement is expected in the coming days. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bening Honors Stokes Mitchell at Actor's Fund Tonys Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

As the theatrical community of NY gathered on the Great White Way to celebrate their own for the 2010 TONY AWARDS, the Los Angeles thespian society congregated 3000 miles away to cheer their colleagues via a LIVE feed, courtesy of Direct TV, as THE ACTORS FUND and host Tommy Tune honored TONY Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell at their 14th Annual Tony Awards Party with the Julie Harris Award. Former High School chum and dance partner Annette Bening presented the award in recognition of not only 'Stokes' theatrical accomplishments, but also his leadership as Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund. The gala, which included a memorable performance of 'You Made Me Love You' by Lorna Luft dedicated to the evening's honoree, was produced and written by Marc Cherry and David Rambo. (more...)

PTC's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Closes 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2009-2010 season with August Wilson's masterpiece and first Broadway success Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 21-June 13. (more...)

Mitchell To Be Honored, Bening Hosts Actors Fund's Tony Awards Party 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

THE ACTORS FUND Presents the 14th Annual TONY Awards Party Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell, With Host Tommy Tune and Presenter Annette Bening. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Viola Davis Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Play'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Kevin Adams Wins 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Eddie Redmayne Wins 'Featured Actor in a Play'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

RUINED Original Cast Reunite at Intiman and Geffen Playhouse For Co-Production
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2010

Lynn Nottage's Ruined, a powerful portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit in a war-torn country, will be co-produced this season by Intiman Theatre (opening July 9, 2010) and the Geffen Playhouse (opening September 15, 2010), the only two theatres in the country to host original cast members and the design team of director Kate Whoriskey's acclaimed world-premiere production. (more...)

RUINED Original Cast and Crew Reunites for Intiman Production, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2010

Lynn Nottage's Ruined, a powerful portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit in a war-torn country, will be co-produced this season by Intiman Theatre (opening July 9, 2010) and the Geffen Playhouse (opening September 15, 2010), the only two theatres in the country to host original cast members and the design team of director Kate Whoriskey's acclaimed world-premiere production. (more...)

Stokes, LuPone, Scott & More to Star in WOMEN ON THE VERGE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that de'Adre Aziza, Danny Burstein, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Beth Peil and Sherie Rene Scott will be featured in its upcoming production of the new musical WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, with a book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and direction by Bartlett Sher. This world premiere production will begin previews on Saturday, October 2 at 8pm and open on Thursday, November 4 at 6:45pm on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre (111 W. 44 Street). (more...)

Juilliard School's Drama Division Announces its 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2010

Juilliard's Drama Division presents a series of fully-staged productions during the 2010-2011 season featuring students in their fourth and final year of acting training at Juilliard. (more...)

American Stage Continues Season With MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 1/18-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2011

American Stage Theatre Company continues its 2010-11 season in the Raymond James Theatre with its next chapter in preeminent African-American playwright August Wilson's Century Cycle, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, running Jan. 18 thru Feb. 13. (more...)

Yale Rep Announces A Cast Change For THE PIANO LESSON 1/28-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2011

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON, directed by Liesl Tommy, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street) January 28-February 19, 2011. (more...)

American Stage Continues Season With MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 1/18-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2011

American Stage Theatre Company continues its 2010-11 season in the Raymond James Theatre with its next chapter in preeminent African-American playwright August Wilson's Century Cycle, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, running Jan. 18 thru Feb. 13. (more...)

Tiffany & Hogget to Helm ONCE on Bway; Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2011

Smuggler Films partners, John N. Hart & Patrick Milling Smith and film and theatre producers, Fred Zollo and Barbara Broccoli & Michael G Wilson have announced the creative team for upcoming stage adaptation of the 2007 Academy Award-winning film ONCE, coming to Broadway in Fall 2011. The musical will feature the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), direction by the acclaimed Scottish director of Black Watch, John Tiffany, design by five time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins). Steven Hoggett (American Idiot, Black Watch) will provide musical staging and Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!) is the music director. (more...)

Open Stage of Harrisburg Presents THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2010

Open Stage of Harrisburg continues the 25th Anniversary Seaon with August Wilson's beloved classic THE PIANO LESSON, directed by Executive Artistic Director Don Alsedek. (more...)

Pratt, Davis And More Lead Yale Rep's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2010

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON, directed by Liesl Tommy, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street) January 28-February 19, 2011. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Celebrates The Holidays With The NY Pops 12/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2010

On Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, Music Director Steven Reineke leads The New York Pops in a celebration of the season with a concert program of timeless carols and holiday favorites, featuring Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Celebrates The Holidays With The NY Pops 12/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2010

On Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, Music Director Steven Reineke leads The New York Pops in a celebration of the season with a concert program of timeless carols and holiday favorites, featuring Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell. (more...)

LCT Announces Roles for LuPone, Benanti, Scott, et al. in WOMEN ON THE VERGE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the roles to be played by the leading cast members of the upcoming musical WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, with a book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and direction by Bartlett Sher. This world premiere production will begin previews on Saturday, October 2 at 8pm and open on Thursday, November 4 at 6:45pm on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre (111 W. 44 Street). (more...)

Barrymore Haas Nominees Announced; Awards Set for 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2010

The Theatre Alliance announced the finalists for the prestigious F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist at a press conference today at New Freedom Theatre. This year's nominees are actors James Ijames, Steve Pacek, Sarah Sanford, Amanda Schoonover, and designer Thom Weaver. The recipient will be awarded at the Barrymore Awards Ceremony on October 4 at the Walnut Street Theatre. (more...)

SANCTIFIED Plays The Lincoln Theatre 10/21-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010

Producers Proteus Spann and Pro2Play Productions are pleased to announce the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified. Written by Javon Johnson, with original music by Rollo A. Dilworth, and directed by Derrick Sanders, Sanctified will play the historic Lincoln Theatre for a limited engagement, October 21 through November 14. Casting will be announced next month. (more...)

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