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Photo Flash: First Look at RED at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with two Tony Award-winning plays staged in repertory, 'Art' and 'Red,' with each play alternating daily, now through May 29. 'Art' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, and 'Red' by John Logan, will be directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. Each of the plays is about art: making it, owning it, the anguish of creating it, and the ache of believing in it. BroadwayWorld has a first look at 'Red' below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Fan & Friends to Present THE KINDNESS PROJECT at Flamboyan Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

 Fan & Friends presents THE KINDNESS PROJECT, a work-in-progress presentation by Mabou Mines' 2015-2016 Resident Artist Chongren Fan, at the Flamboyan Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002), on Thursday, June 2nd at 5:30pm and Friday, June 3rd at 8:30pm. Check out photos from rehearsal below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fan & Friends to Present THE KINDNESS PROJECT at Flamboyan Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

 Fan & Friends presents THE KINDNESS PROJECT, a work-in-progress presentation by Mabou Mines' 2015-2016 Resident Artist Chongren Fan, at the Flamboyan Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002), on Thursday, June 2nd at 5:30pm and Friday, June 3rd at 8:30pm. Check out photos from rehearsal below. (more...)

LOFT Pride 2016 Set for 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

In June of 1969 the Stonewall Riots occurred sparking a unified uprising of the LGBT community. The LGBT community and our allies honor and celebrate June as Pride month. The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center invites all to be part of Westchester's annual celebration at LOFT Pride 2016 on Saturday, June 4th. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Bebe Neuwirth, and More Celebrate with BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE on 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

On Monday, June 20, 2016, non for profit BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE will premiere their 6th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan! This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests and more! The show will honor the Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks. Broadway Sings for Pride, is a multiple award-wining is a non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth, and support these young people so that they may reach their full potential. (more...)

Amazon Announces Lineup for Next Pilot Season Featuring New Original Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its next pilot season; a unique development process that gives all customers an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime Members. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Hamilton, Jonathan Groff, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tom Berklund to Lead NEXT FALL at MACHA THEATRE/FILMS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

MACHA Theatre Co. and Treehouse Productions present the Tony Nominated and awarding winning Broadway play NEXT FALL in its 2015-1016 season. Written by Geoffrey Nauffts. NEXT FALL is about two gay men in a committed relationship with a twist, with one, Luke, being devoutly religious and the other, Adam, an atheist. The play revolves around their five-year relationship and how they make it work despite their differences. However, an accident changes everything. NEXT FALL paints a beautiful and funny portrait of modern romance, asking the hard questions about commitment, love, and faith. Directed by Robin Long. (more...)

Steampunk and Zombies to Invade Little Theatre's Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 series continues on June 14, with a reading of the comedy COLONEL SELLERS: REANIMATOR by Mark Twain, William Dean Howells & Jacques Lamarre. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: King Jonathan Groff Will Be Back for June 12!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2016

Jonathan Groff may have already passed on his crown, but that doesn't mean he's missing out on the HAMILTON Tonys action. The star just picked up a nomination for his portrayal of King Geroge III (Best Performance by and Actor in a Feature Role in a Musical) and he's telling us all about why he is in love with the character. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors George C. Wolfe with Monte Cristo Award!
by Walter McBride - May 10, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual MonteCristo Award ceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe on Monday night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage.  (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

BWW Review: New Epic Theater Wows with the Strikingly Beautiful THE NORMAL HEART, to be Continued with Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by Jill Schafer - Mar 30, 2016

In just their second season as a theater company, New Epic Theater is tackling not one but two challenging and not often performed political plays with The Normal Heart and CORIOLANUS, performed in rep (something that's also not often done). It's an ambitious undertaking for any theater company, much less a young one. But in this short time New Epic has already established themselves as a company that does striking work, both visually and emotionally. The first half of this pair of plays opened last weekend, a strikingly beautiful and devastating production of the 1985 Off-Broadway play The Normal Heart about the early days of the AIDS crisis. Friends, this is a piece of theater not to be missed. The Normal Heart returns on April 7, but in the meantime you can see the other piece of the puzzle, Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS, this weekend, as I will be. Director Joseph Stodola and New Epic Theater have a unique vision, one that deserves to be seen. (more...)

Britt Byrd Stars in Keeton Theatre's MISS FIRECRACKER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2016

Britt Byrd takes on the challenging role of Carnelle Scott in The Larry Keeton Theatre's upcoming production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest, running at the Donelson theater April 14-30 – the first presentation of a non-musical at The Keeton in quite some time, according to producer Jamie London. (more...)

BWW Interview: Francois Battiste Chats About HEAD OF PASSES and Returning to The Public
by Nora Dominick - Mar 30, 2016

Head of Passes is already turning heads at the Public Theater and BroadwayWorld has the amazing opportunity to sit down with Francois Battiste, one of the many stars of Tarell Alvin McCraney's new play.  (more...)

THE BOYS IN THE BAND Set for Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 performance series returns to Cheney Hall on April 12, continuing its longstanding commitment to arts and the local community.  The first reading of the series will be the drama The Boys in the Band a play by Mart Crowley. (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for Tarragon's THE SUMMONED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Tarragon Theatre's world premiere of The Summoned by celebrated Canadian actor and screenwriter Fabrizio Filippo, now making his Tarragon playwriting debut with this twisted technological thriller that  takes audiences on a whirlwind ride from the past and into the future of the digital age. Directed by Tarragon's Artistic Director Richard Rose, The Summoned previews from April 20, opens April 27 and runs to May 29 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (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...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/24/2016 - BRIGHT STAR, AMERICAN PSYCHO and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 24, 2016

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: BRIGHT STAR and AMERICAN PSYCHO bow on Broadway and more! (more...)

Tony Winner Ellen Barkin Doing Fine Following On-Set Choking Incident
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Ellen Barkin faced a medical emergency yesterday on the set of her new TNT series ANIMAL KINGDOM after choking on her lunch. (more...)

Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the cast for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CABARET, Heading to the Adrienne Arsht Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece comes direct from Broadway to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, April 12 - 17, 2016. As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to announce casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. Currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season, the Arsht Center, along with Broadway Across America and presenting sponsor Bank of America, are proud to close the 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami season with the hit musical. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 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 begins previews tonight, March 17, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE NORMAL HEART's Larry Kramer Keeps Fighting The Fight, 2011
by Michael Dale - Jun 8, 2016

When Larry Kramer's great political protest play premiered Off-Broadway, there were people who thought of AIDS as God's revenge. (more...)

Catch Last Two Performances of THE NORMAL HEART at PETA Theater Center, 6/5
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 4, 2016

Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and The Necessary Theater present the Tony Award-winning play The Normal Heart at the PETA Theater Center (No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City) this weekend. Catch the last two performances on Sunday, 3 p.m. And 8 p.m. (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse sets sail with the delightful, Tony Award-winning Anything Goes June 15 to July 9. This splendid madcap musical comedy stars Broadway's Andrea McArdle as Reno Sweeney and features two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as Evangeline Harcourt. The pair are currently leading ANYTHING GOES at Gateway Performing Arts Center. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jonathan Groff Stars in HBO's LOOKING: THE MOVIE
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Below check out the trailer for the upcoming HBO presentation of LOOKING: THE MOVIE, debutingSATURDAY, JULY 23 (10:00-11:25 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

DVR Alert: 'COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks; LOOKING's Jonathan Groff to Visit NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

On Tuesday, June 28th, Tony-nominated actor Jonathan Groff  (HAMILTON) will visit the show between 10 - 11 am to talk about the highly anticipated film version of HBO's LOOKING.  (more...)

LOOKING: THE MOVIE, Starring Jonathan Groff, to Debut Exclusively on HBO, 7/23
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Starring Jonathan Groff (Tony Award nominee for 'Hamilton,' HBO's 'The Normal Heart'), Frankie J. Alvarez ('Smash') and Murray Bartlett ('August'), LOOKING: THE MOVIE wraps up the story of three close friends who explore the options available to a new generation of gay men seeking fulfillment in love and life. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Star Joins Cast of Off-Broadway's THE GOLDEN BRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Rachel Zatcoff (coming directly from a run as Christine in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway) has joined the cast of THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Di Goldene Kale), which returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement beginning July 4th. As originally presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] in December of 2015, the production was nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Featuring a cast of 20 and an orchestra of 14, this rare glimpse back into musical theater history will run through August 28 at The Museum of Jewish Heritage's Edmond J. Safra Hall. (more...)

HBO to Premiere Limited Series THE NIGHT OF, Starring John Turturro, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Created by Steven Zaillian ('Schindler's List,' 'American Gangster') and Richard Price ('The Color of Money,' HBO's 'The Wire'), the eight-part HBO limited series production THE NIGHT OF debuts SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Happy Medium Theatre to Stage Ronan Noone's BRENDAN in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

?Award-winning fringe company Happy Medium Theatre (HMT) is excited to announce its upcoming production of Brendan by Boston favorite playwright Ronan Noone. Directing the production are IRNE Award nominated Brett Marks (Lifers, Argos Productions and HMT) and Elliot Norton Award winning Victor L. Shopov (Bent, Zeitgeist Stage Company). The production runs for three weeks (July 15th - July 30th, 2016) at the Plaza Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts at 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Lesli Margherita & More Will Unite to Celebrate NYC Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

On Monday, June 20, 2016, non for profit BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE will premiere their 6th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan! This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests and more! The show will honor the Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks.  Broadway Sings for Pride, is a multiple award-wining is a non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth, and support these young people so that they may reach their full potential. (more...)

Showtime Orders Limited Series PURITY Starring Daniel Craig
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of the new limited series PURITY, based on the novel of the same name from best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, and starring and executive produced by internationally-acclaimed actor Daniel Craig. T (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

BWW Review: New Epic Theater Continues the Story begun with the Strikingly Beautiful THE NORMAL HEART in a Bloody Good CORIONALUS
by Jill Schafer - Apr 5, 2016

The weekend before last, New Epic Theater opened a strikingly beautiful and devastating production of the 1985 Off-Broadway play The Normal Heart about the early days of the AIDS crisis. Last weekend they opened part two of their ambitious spring repertory production, Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS. The two plays share the same terrific eight-person cast, innovative and distinctive director Joseph Stodola, performance space, set, and overall look. Separated in time by about 400 years, The Normal Heart and CORIOLANUS are in some ways similar and in other ways very different. Both continue the trajectory that this new company has set right out of the gate with visually and emotionally impactful work. The two plays will be performed in rep for the next two weekends, culminating in both shows being performed back-to-back on Saturday April 16. Friends, New Epic Theater is an exciting new addition to our bountiful theater community and I urge you to see one or both of these plays to experience their unique vision. (more...)

NYTF to Remount THE GOLDEN BRIDE Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

One of the most acclaimed musicals of 2015 returns for a limited engagement. Beginning July 4th, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] presents an encore of the first Off-Broadway revival of the lost Yiddish-American hit operetta THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Di Goldene Kale).  (more...)

Provincetown Theater Project to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Provincetown Theater Community Project presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, running May 18 - June 5, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For Recognition
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The director/bookwriter tells the story of a groundbreaking 1921 musical that has since been reduced to a footnote. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Joe Mantello to Star in GLASS MENAGERIE Broadway Revival?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Director Sam Gold is hoping Joe Mantello may take on the role of Tom in a revival of THE GLASS MENAGERIE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zak Resnick and Margo Seibert Get in Character for A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

In between rehearsals for American Conservatory Theater's upcoming, fully-staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, stars Zak Resnick and Margo Seibert hit the streets of San Francisco to prepare for their roles. Check out images from the photo shoot below! (more...)

PROOF Set for Little Theatre of Manchester's Evenings@7 Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 series continues on May 10, with a reading of the drama Proof by David Auburn. (more...)

HBO's GIRLS: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON Arrives on Digital HD 5/16
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Just weeks after the hot HBO comedy ended its latest season, GIRLS: The Complete Fifth Season will be available to own via Digital Download on May 16, 2016 for the SRP of $18.99 (SD), $24.99 (HD). (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from July 18 through July 24. (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...)

HBO to Release GAME OF THRONES Steelbook Seasons 3 & 4 Collectors Sets
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

GAME OF THRONES is now releasing in collectible Steelbook packaging. Following the release of Steelbook Seasons 1 and 2 this past fall, the collection continues, with seasons 3 and 4 (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2016 Season with ART and RED in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with two Tony Award-winning plays staged in repertory, "Art" and "Red," with each play alternating daily, from May 3 through May 29.  "Art" by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, and "Red" by John Logan, will be directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.  Each of the plays is about art:  making it, owning it, the anguish of creating it, and the ache of believing in it.   (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/1; 4000 MILES in St. Petersburg, LONDON CALLING in San Antonio and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 1, 2016

No joke!  This week, we go around  our Broadway World to feature the top 10 stories in St. Petersburg, Austin, Los Angles and more.  Included in the list are 400 MILES in St. Petersburg, LONDON CALLING in Austin, and TICK, TICK... BOOM! in Los Angeles, just to name a few.   (more...)

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