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Alley Theatre Adds AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS & THE CHRISTIANS to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announced the addition of two plays to its 2015-2016 Inaugural Season in the newly renovated Hubbard Theatre. Mark Brown's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS will run March 4 through April 3, 2016 followed by Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS April 22 - May 15, 2016. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Open Cafe Carlyle's Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Cafe Carlyle will welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), The Visit and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. Additionally, she has toured in Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba and Can-Can with The Rockettes. (more...)

Update: Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell Out of FOOL FOR LOVE on Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2015

This just in from the Manhattan Theatre Club, after announcing that they duo was out last night as well, today's message reads 'Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell are both sick and unfortunately will not be performing in FOOL FOR LOVE's Sunday, November 8 matinee. The show will go on with Amelia McClain and Aaron Roman Weiner in the roles of May and Eddie. If audience members have tickets for the matinee and would like to reschedule for a different performance, or receive a refund, they should contact their point of purchase.' (more...)

This Just In: Both Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell Out of FOOL FOR LOVE This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

This just in from the Manhattan Theatre Club 'Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell are both sick and unfortunately will not be performing in FOOD FOR LOVE today. The show will go on with Amelia McClain and Aaron Roman Weiner in the roles of May and Eddie. If audience members have tickets for tonight and would like to reschedule for a different performance, or receive a refund, they should contact their point of purchase.' (more...)

Frankie Grande to Bring One-Man Show to L.A.; Cites Kristin Chenoweth as Top Influence
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

In a new interview with Billboard.com, ROCK OF AGES star Frankie Grande reveals that he will soon bring his one-man show to L.A. (more...)

World Premieres from Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winners on Tap for La Jolla Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its development of new work, has announced four world-premiere productions for the 2016/2017 season, including works by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, Pulitzer Prize winners Quiara Alegria Hudes and Ayad Akhtar, and 2014 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwriting Award winner Jeff Augustin. (more...)

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks Broadway's FOOL FOR LOVE on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

On last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, guest Sam Rockwell chatted about his new Broadway play FOOL FOR LOVE and revealed that he practiced his lasso skills in a New York City park for his role in the show. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Company of MTC's FOOL FOR LOVE
by Walter McBride - Nov 13, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Update: Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell Will Return to FOOL FOR LOVE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

After missing this weekend's performances of FOOL FOR LOVE at Manhattan Theatre Club, BroadwayWorld has confirmed that stars Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell will both return for tonight's (November 10) performance. (more...)

Frankie Grande, Mallory Hagan, and Antoine L. Smith Set to Judge Rising Star Competition on 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

RISE BAR is seeking its next RISING STAR! Hosted by Broadway's Marty Thomas (Xanadu, The Secret Garden, Wicked), the RISING STAR competition begins Sunday March 6! The contestants will be competing in a 10 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cash prize and paid bookings at RISE Bar with their respective solo show. In addition to its cash and prize package, RISING STAR is offering networking opportunities with guest celebrity judges, fantastic exposure and valuable live stage experience. The winner will receive a headshot package by Claire Buffie photography. They will also receive a demo package provided by Yasuhiko Fukuoka. Competition judges Courtney Reed and Jelani Remy also donated generous prize packages from THE LION KING And ALADDIN on Broadway.  (more...)

Chita Rivera Extends Cafe Carlyle Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Cafe Carlyle has announced an extension for Broadway legend Chita Rivera's acclaimed, sold out Cafe debut with four encore performances, May 18-21. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present BORN YESTERDAY in June
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday, a delicious screwball classic, beginning performances June 3. Featuring Alley Company Members and directed by Jonathan Moscone, the play is the grand finale of the inaugural season in the newly renovated Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

BBW Review: BORN YESTERDAY at the Classic Theatre
by Andrew Anderson - May 14, 2016

Greg Hinojosa is a revelation in his role as the loud-mouth junkyard tycoon Harry Brock in the ClassicTheatre production of Born Yesterday (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Will Return to the Cafe Carlyle Next Week!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera recently made her Cafe Carlyle debut with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's returning for an encore engagement (May 18-21), and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Lights Empire State Building Red for AIDS Walk New York
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, stage legend Chita Rivera ceremoniously turned the Empire State Building tower lights red in honor of AIDS WALK New York, which takes place this Sunday, May 15. Scroll down for video and a photo! (more...)

Remy Bumppo Announces 2016/2017 Season, 20: AN AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2016

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's landmark 20th season features three plays that exemplify the company's lifelong dedication to mind-opening ideas and its special niche in the Chicago theatre community. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Sheldon Harnick & Stephen T. Rodd to be Honored at TADA! Youth Theater's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The legendary CHITA RIVERA has joined the list of honorees being celebrated at TADA!'s 30th Anniversary Gala on May 23, 2016. The Gala is hosted by TADA! Alum, JORDAN PEELE, of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." (more...)

Chita Rivera, Megan Hilty, Lena Hall & More Set for Cafe Carlyle's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to announce the Cafe Carlyle's spring 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Steven Page, actress/singerRumer Willis and Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins; as well as the return of audience favorites Megan Hilty, Alexa Ray Joel, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Lena Hall. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, 'MODERN MILLIE' & More on Tap for Ocean State's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) has announced that its fifth season in its comfortable, stadium style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, will open with the Rhode Island professional premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation, Billy Elliot The Musical. (more...)

ArtsRock Will Welcome Chita Rivera in Conversation at Nyack Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

ArtsRock has announced that the legendary Broadway star CHITA RIVERA will appear in conversation with Elliott Forrest at The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, on Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://www.artsrock.org or call 855-ArtsRock. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Glenn Slater's BEATSVILLE Musical Will Premiere in Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Today, March 14, 2016, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their 2016-17 seasons to more than 350 patrons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company to Present BAD JEWS, 4/30-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, directed by Hayley Finn. This production runs from April 30th - May 22nd, 2016 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116.  Individual tickets go on sale March 25th and range in price from $20 - $32. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651) 647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for performances on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Lead Reading of New Musical QUEEN OF MEAN at The Actors' Temple
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

THE ACTORS' TEMPLE is pleased to present a reading of the new musical from Alex Lippard, David Lee, and Ron Passaro QUEEN OF MEAN: THE RISE AND FALL OF LEONA HELMSLEY, based on the NY Times-bestselling biography by Ransdell Pierson. Starring Tony-Nominee Tovah Feldshuh as Leona Helmsley, the first performance on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 pm is already sold-out, so an additional performance on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 pm has been added. The Actors' Temple is located at 339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue. Tickets vary in prices and are available at www.theactorstemple.org/events. (more...)

Peninsula Players to Host Free Reading of THE LOVE LIST, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

?Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of "The Love List" by Norm Foster at Bjorklunden at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor at 7p.m., Monday, March 7.   "The Love List" is a careful-what-you-wish-for comedy by Norm Foster, often hailed as "Canada's Neil Simon."    Join the Players reading of this firecracker comedy that examines men's expectations of the perfect woman.  Admission is free. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Helm Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Hartford Stage presents William Shakespeare's most popular play, ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who previously helmed the critically acclaimed productions of HAMLET, MACBETH, TWELFTH NIGHT and THE TEMPEST. The tragic romance will play from February 11 through March 20 only. (more...)

Dana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will launch its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Harley Granville-Barker's controversial British drama Waste on Monday, January 25th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. Series subscriptions are also available. Purchase at www.theactingcompany.org or call (212) 258-3111. (more...)

Beth Fowler, Daniel Gerroll & More to Lead Reading of SCOTLAND Road at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of "Scotland Road," a mystery/thriller involving a woman who may be a survivor of the Titanic, on Monday, February 8, at 7 p.m.  Written by Jeffrey Hatcher, the play will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

Eliza Leoni & Sharon Rietkerk to Bring 'Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall' to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

In 1962, Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett made history with their iconic TV special 'Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall.' They followed their smashing success with hit specials in 1971 and 1989. Now, they come to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance - Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. - as played by Sharon Rietkerk (Julie) and Eliza Leoni (Carol). Enjoy the very best of the duo's work in all three specials, including gorgeous medleys, relentless teasing, and full dance choruses (as performed by just two women on the Feinstein's stage). You'll feel like you're spending an evening with the icons - right down to their signature accents - in this hilarious celebration of lifelong friendship. With David Brown on piano. Tickets for Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall are $27.50 and available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre to Continue Season with VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Fells Point Corner Theatre continues its exciting 2105­2016 Season (#FIREintheHOUSE) with this humorous and mysterious David Ives play. This spooky, sex­comedy begins at the end...the end of a long day. The Director has auditioned too many actresses and is left to this one. He's looking for the perfect actress to play the part in his "adapted" play - she's looking to give the best audition in her questionable career. Here is a suspense­packed study of blistering erotic (and semiotic) power play in which the director and the actress prove to be seriously, almost scarily adept. (more...)

THANK YOU FOR WAITING to Premiere at FRIGID Festival, 2/18-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Thank You for Waiting, a new play by Kasey Brown and Marc J. Franklin, will be premiering at the Kraine Theater as part of Horse Trade Theater's FRIGID Festival, from February 18th to March 6th. Directed by Nicholas Foster, the cast includes Kasey Brown and Marc J. Franklin, with light design by John Delfino and stage management by Nzinga Williams. (more...)

Lee Majors, Ted Raimi Join Starz ASH VS EVIL DEAD for Season Two
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

STARZ has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, (more...)

Starz's ASH VS EVIL DEAD Recruits Lee Majors & Ted Raimi for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

STARZ has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi ('Xena: Warrior Princess,' Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the STARZ Original series 'Ash vs Evil Dead.' The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatreworks' BORN YESTERDAY
by Christi Esterle - Dec 7, 2015

Born Yesterday, first performed in 1946, is a story that focuses on political corruption, corporate interests twisting the democratic process for their own ends, agenda-driven journalists, and a call to shed one's apathy and take control of a government that, ideally, exists to serve us all. The more things change. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Cafe Carlyle is pleased to welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23, to open the Cafe Carlyle winter season. (more...)

Chita Rivera Postpones Cafe Carlyle Debut Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chita Rivera has postponed her engagement at the Cafe Carlyle, originally scheduled for January 12-23 to April 19-30 due to an injury she sustained over the Christmas holiday, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Following a fall, it was discovered that she has a pelvic stress fracture. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Broadway Says Goodbye to FOOL FOR LOVE; Concludes Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed, extended Broadway premiere of Fool for Love, by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Daniel Aukin, closes today at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street).  Fool for Love began previews on Tuesday, September 15 and opened to rave reviews on Thursday, October 8. We're flashing back to the show's road to Broadway below! (more...)

Full Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs January 29-March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

MTC's FOOL FOR LOVE, Starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell, Enters Final Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed, extended Broadway premiere of Fool for Love, by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Daniel Aukin begins the final two weeks of its limited engagement tonight at 7 PM at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement must close on Sunday, December 13.  (more...)

BWW Preview: BORN YESTERDAY, Classic Theatre
by Backstage Bunny - Apr 29, 2016

Born Yesterday - the Garson Kanin playmade into a 1950 movie starring Judy Holliday, William Holden and Broderick Crawford - opens this weekend at the Classic Theatre on Fredericksburg Road. (more...)

Kate Walsh, Lindsay Mendez, Justin Long, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Board Williamstown Theatre Festival's Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

rtistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced additional casting for the upcoming Williamstown Theatre Festival 2016 Summer Season kicking off June 28 and running through August 21, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2016
by - Apr 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: There's Nobody Like Chita! Broadway Legend Makes Long-Awaited Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera made her Cafe Carlyle just last night with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage for a two-week engagement, through April 30. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside her first performance below! (more...)

Gabriel Ebert, Michael Urie & More Set for The Acting Company's Reading of Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Acting Company will continue its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy An Ideal Husband on Monday, April 18th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. The performance is sold out. For waitlist information, call (212) 258-3111 or visit www.theactingcompany.org.  (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Continue Concert Series with THE MUSIC OF THE BEACH BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse will resume its 2016 Music on the Rock concert series with "The Music of The Beach Boys" on April 21st at the Playhouse Downtown.  This highly requested tribute will feature such hits as God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Kokomo, California Girls, Surfin' Safari, Fun Fun Fun and many others. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Better Late Than Never! Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Prepares for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera will make her Cafe Carlyle debut later this month with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! An Evening of My Favorite Songs is a a two-week engagement, running April 19-30. For tickets, visit: http://www.ticketweb.com (more...)

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