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Hunter Foster Helms Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Starting Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse brings back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage tonight, October 5, through November 6. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

Circus Oz Presents 3 Speed Crunch Box by Dislocate
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

In mid-November for a short season, The Melba Spiegeltent at Circus Oz in Collingwood will be home to 3 Speed Crunch Box by Dislocate - a humorous, frenetic and fantastically physical comedy where families and young people can get up close and personal with action-packed circus. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare Presents PRESENT LAUGHTER by Noel Coward, 11/16-12/4
by Frank Benge - Oct 29, 2016

Austin Shakespeare brings Noel Coward's classic comedy Present Laughter to the Rollins Studio Theatre at The Long Center for the Performing Arts from November 16, 2016 - December 4, 2016. Chaos, romance and dazzling dialogue are shaken up to concoct this perfect cocktail for the holiday season! Marc Pouhe stars as the 1930's matinee idol, Garry Essendine, who is self-obsessed, slipping into middle age, and still surrounded by admiring women. Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella says, "Marc was so funny offstage at Macbeth this summer that I envisioned him in a full-out comedy." (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Powerful 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Artistic Director Davis McCallum and Managing Director Kate Liberman of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) have announced an innovative slate of productions - including two new plays - for the Festival's 2017 summer season, running in repertory June 8 through September 4. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/24/2016 - 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 24, 2016

Today's big news: Jake Gyllenhaal leads SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE tonight at City Center! (more...)

Breaking News: Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey Will Return to Broadway in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Producer Stuart Thompson announced today that John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation will return to Broadway this spring in a revival starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa and Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan. Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Punk Rock) will direct the production, which is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017 and will run for 15 weeks only. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Continues 2016/17 Season with OTHER DESERT CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the compelling drama, OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by R. Michael Gros, October 12-29, 2016 in the Garvin Theatre (more...)

BWW Interview: Kellie Overbey Chats About The FAIR WAGE ONSTAGE Campaign
by Nora Dominick - Nov 4, 2016

Veteran Broadway and Off-Broadway actress, Kellie Overbey sat down with BroadwayWorld ahead of the Sunday to chat about the #FairWageOnStage Campaign.  (more...)

Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season in December with the multi-award-winning Clybourne Park. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MTC Honors Nathan Lane at 2016 Fall Gala
by Walter McBride - Nov 22, 2016

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club presented its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. The evening will featured appearances by Lane's friends and colleagues: Christine Baranski, Jenni Barber, Mike Birbiglia, Matthew Broderick, Brian Dennehy, Mark Linn-Baker, Andrea Martin, Terrence McNally, Jack O'Brien, Seth Rudetsky, Lewis J. Stadlen, John Slattery, Susan Stroman, and more. (more...)

Nathan Lane Weighs In on Trump's HAMILTON Twitter Rant
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Lane took a few moments to weigh in on president-elect Donald Trump's recent Twitter posts regarding an appearance by Vice President elect Mike Pence at Broadway's HAMILTON (more...)

BWW Review: PRESENT LAUGHTER a Clever Comedic Confection
by Frank Benge - Nov 21, 2016

Present Laughter is a 1939 comedy by Noel Coward. The play's title comes from a song in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, 'present mirth hath Present Laughter', that urges the sense of carpe diem. Coward repeats one of his signature theatrical devices at the end of the play, where the main characters tiptoe out as the curtain falls - a device that he also used in Private Lives, Hay Fever and Blithe Spirit. The plot follows the life of self-obsessed actor Garry Essendine (Marc Pouhe) as he prepares for a theatrical tour in Africa. Amid a series of events that border on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to be with him, placate both his secretary and his estranged wife, cope with a more than slightly crazed young playwright, and overcome an impending mid-life crisis. The story has been described by Coward as 'a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics'. (more...)


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Christine Baranski, Matthew Broderick and More to Appear at MTC's Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, next Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). The event just announced its celebrity lineup! (more...)

Pre-Sale Begins for Kevin Kline's Broadway Return in PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Producer Jordan Roth announced ticket on-sale dates for the revival of Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Present Laughter, starring Academy Award and two-time Tony Award winner Kevin Kline. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: March 6-12 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 6, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of March 6-12, 2017. (more...)

Bid to Meet Glenn Close, Ben Platt, Phillipa Soo and More with Drama League's 2017 Charity Auction
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Drama League has launched its 2017 Spring Charity Auction, featuring more than 20 once-in-a-lifetime prize packages. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 5, 2017
by - Mar 5, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/4/2017
by - Mar 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/4/2017. (more...)

Cast Complete, Rehearsals Underway for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will begin previews Wednesday, April 5 prior to the official opening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre. The production will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Presents Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Private Lives, which performs on the Stark Stage from January 31 - February 19, 2017. Private Lives is sponsored by Bobbie Olsen and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. (more...)

Romance to Take the Stage in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

Bid on Tickets to SUNSET BOULEVARD, HAMILTON & More with Charitybuzz!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Looking for a way to give back in 2017? Now you can make an impact while getting to see the theatre you love, with the help of Charitybuzz. Below, check out just a few of their current auctions, which give theatre fans extra-special experiences on Broadway and beyond.  (more...)

New Dramatists Luncheon to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Marquee Go Up for PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2017

Academy Award and two-time Tony Award® winner Kevin Kline will make his long awaited return to the Broadway stage, following a decade-long absence, to star in Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Present Laughter. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, this strictly limited engagement will mark Mr. Kline's return to Broadway's St. James Theatre, the site of his first Tony Award-winning turn in On the Twentieth Century. Opening night is set for Wednesday, April 5. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 21, 2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: PRESENT LAUGHTER, Starring Kevin Kline
by Walter McBride - Jan 19, 2017

Academy Award and two-time Tony Award® winner Kevin Kline will make his long awaited return to the Broadway stage, following a decade-long absence, to star in Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Present Laughter. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, this strictly limited engagement will mark Mr. Kline's return to Broadway's St. James Theatre, the site of his first Tony Award-winning turn in On the Twentieth Century. Opening night is set for Wednesday, April 5. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Goes On A Blind Date In The Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

NYC Critics to Preview Spring 2017 Season on This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

In a fast-moving half-hour, journalists Jesse Green (theater critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out, LogoTV, The Village Voice) and Patrick Pacheco (ArtInfo.com, NY1 On Stage) look ahead to the Spring 2017 theater season with THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins, now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the popular TV talk show devoted to the stage. (more...)

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents FLIM-FLAM A World-Premiere Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Three actors are desperate for work. They try commercials, they try theatre, they even try movies of questionable repute but all fails. So they take their show on the road hoping to find employment in America's heartland. There they discover an America redder than red and a society on the verge of implosion and despair. Set in the present day, this comedy speaks to the darkest psyche of a troubled nation. (more...)

Jarrott Productions Announces Casting for THE HERD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

THE HERD takes place on Andy's 21st birthday. A small party is planned but two unexpected guests arrive-mom's ex-husband and sister's new boyfriend. What could possibly go wrong? (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Tony Nominee Reg Rogers, THE WOLVES' Tedra Millan Round Out PRESENT LAUGHTER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Producer Jordan Roth announced today the complete casting and creative team for the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ticket Buyers Unwrap the PRESENT LAUGHTER Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The box office for Present Laughter was unwrapped, literally, for first customers and Broadway fans at the official box office opening for the show on Friday, February 3. Customers and Broadway fans helped unwrap the box office from it's wrapping paper to officially open it. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 3rd, 2017 - BEARDO, 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Craig & Malloy's BEARDO starts tonight Off-Broadway, and the Taye Diggs & Jenny Parsinen-choreographed 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' benefit production hits Royal Family this weekend! (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Private Lives, Noel Coward's hilarious comedy of manners.Private Lives is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from March 21 to April 16. (more...)

Meet Sutton Foster, Eat Lunch with Paul Rudd, Win Tickets to Broadway Shows & More with Charitybuzz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Stars including Paul Rudd, Sutton Foster, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Everett Bradley, and more are offering up exclusive opportunities to join them, all while supporting SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/25-2/26/2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of PRESENT LAUGHTER on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Feb 23, 2017

Present Laughter will play Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) this spring for a strictly limited 16-week engagement. Directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, performances are set to begin Friday, March 10, 2017, ahead of a Wednesday, April 5th Opening Night, and will play through Sunday, July 2nd. (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Theatre in Our Schools Announces Kevin Kline as 2017 Spokesperson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Theatre in Our Schools Month (TIOS) is a grassroots effort to draw attention to the benefits of having theatre in the schools, as well as the need for more access to quality programs for all students. For 2017, the national spokesperson is Kevin Kline, who, in a video in support of the campaign, points out that in this digital age, the lessons that theatre provides for communications skills are more critical than ever. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 22nd, 2017 - KID VICTORY, IF I FORGET and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Kander & Pierce's KID VICTORY officially bows tonight Off-Broadway, while IF I FORGET, starring Kate Walsh, Jeremy Shamos and more, opens tonight at Roundabout! (more...)

Casting Announced for YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Directed by Carla Kingham. Set and Costume Design by Ruta Irbite. Lighting by Kieron Johnson. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Produced by Audrey Thayer. Presented by Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. Supported by the B. S. Johnson Estate. (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the hilarious farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR, a new version of Georges Feydeau's farce by David Ives, Directed by R. Michael Gros, March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

The Nora Theatre Company to present PRECIOUS LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to Madeleine George's Precious Little from March 2 - 26, 2017.Precious Little  is directed by Melia Bensussen . The press performance is Monday, March 6 at 7:30PM. Precious Little is a A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production. (more...)

Kate Burton, Cobie Smulders, & Kristine Nielsen Join Kevin Kline In PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Producer Jordan Roth announced today that three incredible leading ladies will join Kevin Kline in the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter: Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen, and stage and screen star Cobie Smulders, in her Broadway debut. Additional news, including complete cast and creative team, will be announced shortly. Performances begin March 10, 2017 with an Opening night set for Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Tickets for this strictly limited engagement are now on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 877.250.2929. (more...)

Voices Carry: A Celebration of Irish Women Writing at Irish Arts Center 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Irish Arts Center, which projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present Voices Carry: A Celebration of Women Writing, December 6. Organized by author and playwright Honor Molloy and directed by Kira Simring, the event features Ms. Molloy and actors Gina Costigan, Angel Desai and Orlagh Cassidy in dramatic readings of 20th Century works spanning a variety of forms, including memoir, novels, poetry, drama, and radio. The featured texts-by renowned contemporary authors Anne Enright andEdna O'Brien; playwright Gina Moxley; and late writers including Leland Bardwell, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Bowen, Lucy Grealy, Maura Laverty, and Claire McAllister-explore the humor, depth, and resilience of Irish and Irish American women. (more...)

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