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MY INSANE SHAKESPEARE Wins United Solo and Backstage Audience AwardMY INSANE SHAKESPEARE Wins United Solo and Backstage Audience Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

'My Insane Shakespeare', a solo performance by award-winning actor and director Arthur Elbakyan, has won the prestigious Untied Solo and Backstage Audience Award. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCEFull Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production of William Inge's Natural Affection. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Opening night is set forSunday, March 1 at 6:00pm. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Mara Davi and Jonathan Groff Set for CONCERT WITH THE STARS in Kentucky This WeekendLaura Bell Bundy, Mara Davi and Jonathan Groff Set for CONCERT WITH THE STARS in Kentucky This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Wicked), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line, The Drowsy Chaperone, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) and Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, In My Life) are headlining "Concert With The Stars," an event to help launch a new professional theatre company in Lexington, Kentucky. (more...)

Beth Leavel to Join Alliance Theatre's TUCK EVERLASTING World Premiere as 'Ma Tuck' Mid-RunBeth Leavel to Join Alliance Theatre's TUCK EVERLASTING World Premiere as 'Ma Tuck' Mid-Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Beth Leavel will be joining Alliance Theatre's world premiere musical Tuck Everlasting as 'Ma Tuck', beginning February 6 and continuing through the 22nd, when original star Carolee Carmello leaves to join Broadway's production of Finding Neverland. (more...)

Conor Ryan to Join Kate Baldwin in Andrew Lippa's JOHN & JEN for Keen CompanyConor Ryan to Join Kate Baldwin in Andrew Lippa's JOHN & JEN for Keen Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced that Conor Ryan (most recently seen in the Broadway production of Cinderella) would join Kate Baldwin would star in a rare revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. This production will include the premiere of a new song, 'Trouble with Men.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsal for Playwrights Realm's CITY OF, Beginning This MonthSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsal for Playwrights Realm's CITY OF, Beginning This Month
by Stage Tube - Jan 7, 2015

The Playwrights Realm's world premiere of City Of by Anton Dudley, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar) runs January 27th through February 21st, 2015 with a February 5th opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Below, check out a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN to Run 2/21-3/15 at Berkeley PlayhouseYOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN to Run 2/21-3/15 at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater continues their seventh season with You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed and choreographed by Christina Lazo (Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show with Altarena Playhouse; All Shook Up, West Side Story with Tri Valley Repertory Theatre; A Chorus Line, Catch Me If You Can with Woodminster; and Bye Bye Birdie with Contra Costa Musical Theatre). Previews begin February 19 and runs from February 21 to March 15, 2015 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. in Berkeley. Tickets are now available through the Box Office, call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

Stable Cable Lab Co. Announces Playwrights for 'LiveWire', 1/25Stable Cable Lab Co. Announces Playwrights for 'LiveWire', 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Stable Cable Lab Co. presents the second annual LiveWire: An Evening of New Short Plays at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street, NYC on Sunday, January 25. Doors will open at 5:30pm for food and drinks and the performance will begin at 7pm. (more...)

Elephant Talk Communications Corp. to Present at the Sidoti Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum on January 12, 2015 in New York CityElephant Talk Communications Corp. to Present at the Sidoti Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum on January 12, 2015 in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) ('Elephant Talk' or the 'Company'), a global provider of Software Defined Network Architecture (ET Software DNA 2.0) platforms and cyber security solutions, today announced that Mr. Steven van der Velden, Chairman and CEO, will be presenting at the Sidoti Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time in Carnegie Hall, Estate 4. The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on East 42nd Street in New York City. (more...)

92Y to Host Evening with ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher92Y to Host Evening with ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Two consummate Broadway babies are back onstage-she for the first time since 2010's hit Promises and Promises, and he in his first musical appearance since 1992's legendary Guys and Dolls. On Monday, April 6, join Tony®-winning diva Kristin Chenoweth and Golden Globe winner Peter Gallagher as they trade intimate stories of balancing their incredibly varied careers-in theater, film, TV and music-and their lives outside the limelight. Discover how these stars sustain their passion, and hear tidbits on Roundabout Theatre Company's new hot-ticket revival of the madcap musical comedy On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Bobby Steggert & More Will Lead Signature Theatre's BIG LOVERebecca Naomi Jones, Bobby Steggert & More Will Lead Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for BIG LOVE by Charles Mee, directed by Tina Landau. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs February 3 through March 15, 2015 with a February 23 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Antonia Arts, Inc. to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1/16-18Antonia Arts, Inc. to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Antonia Arts, Inc. will present a professional stage production of The Wizard of Oz at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill on January 16 @ 7p.m., January 17 @ 2p.m. (Special Matinee), January 17 @ 7p.m., and January 18 @ 3p.m. Inspired by the novel by L. Frank Baum, who attended Peekskill Military Academy, this production will entertain and enlighten all ages with the spirit of wonder! The Paramount Hudson Valley is located 1008 Brown St. Peekskill NY 10566. For special offers or more information, contact Antonia Arts, Inc. 914 - 930-7588. Antoniaarts2@gmail.com Paramount Hudson Valley Theater Box Office 914-739-0039. (more...)

THE ACTUAL DANCE Comes to Theatre Row This WinterTHE ACTUAL DANCE Comes to Theatre Row This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Winner of the 2013 Northern Virginia Theater Alliance Award for Best Production, Samuel A. Simon's THE ACTUAL DANCE, with original music by Eli Zoller, and directed by Kate Holland will play a limited engagement at the Studio Theatre (Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street). Performances are Saturday, January 10th at 2:00 pm through Sunday, February 1st at 3:00 pm. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS, BIRDMAN & More Nominated for Artios Awards; Rob Marshall to be Honored at CeremonyINTO THE WOODS, BIRDMAN & More Nominated for Artios Awards; Rob Marshall to be Honored at Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has unveiled its feature film nominees for the 30th Annual Artios Awards. Final film ballots have been distributed and votes can be entered at http://www.castingsociety.com/, through Monday, January 12th. All winners for film, television, theater and new media categories will be announced at the 30th Annual Artios Awards on January 22, 2015 with award ceremonies to be held simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (reception will commence at 6:00 p.m. PDT) and at 42WEST (formerly XL Nightclub), Cabaret & Lounge (514 West 42nd Street) in New York (reception will commence at 6:00 p.m. EDT). (more...)

Keen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens Playwrights UnveiledKeen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens Playwrights Unveiled
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced the writers for this year's Keen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens programs. (more...)

BWW Previews: 16th ANNUAL GLAM AWARDS at BPM on 1/13BWW Previews: 16th ANNUAL GLAM AWARDS at BPM on 1/13
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 6, 2015

The 16th Annual Glam Awards celebrating New York City Nightlife stars will be held at BPM in New York City on Tuesday, 1/13 at 9:00 pm. Presented by Cherry Jubilee, the event will be hosted by Bianca Del Rio and Michael Musto. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, THE BLONDE STREAK Premiere Set for Transport Group's 2015 SeasonJackie Hoffman and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, THE BLONDE STREAK Premiere Set for Transport Group's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2015 season will include the world premiere musical The Blonde Streak by Dan Lipton and David Rossmer, slated to run July 5 - August 16 at Theatre 79, and a revival of the classic musical Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson as Queen Aggravain, running November 29 - January 3, 2016 at Abrons Arts Center. Both musicals will be directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Alan Simon to Return to Laurie Beechman Theatre in A WOMAN'S TOUCHAlan Simon to Return to Laurie Beechman Theatre in A WOMAN'S TOUCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Alan Simon returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on January 27th and February 3rd, 2015 at 7pm in A Woman's Touch featuring Rebecca Holt (Broadway revival of How To Succeed...), Kristin Feeney (Goodspeed Opera House) and Kelsey Landon (The Acting Company) in a festive entertainment with humor, heart and hijinks. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside New Group's THINGS WE WANT Benefit Reading with Ethan Hawke, Peter Dinklage & More!Photo Coverage: Inside New Group's THINGS WE WANT Benefit Reading with Ethan Hawke, Peter Dinklage & More!
by Walter McBride - Jan 6, 2015

The New Group just celebrated its 20th Anniversary Season with a one-night-only benefit reading of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, reuniting director Ethan Hawke with the complete original cast of the critically-acclaimed 2007 world premiere production at The New Group: Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton and Zoe Kazan. This special event took place last night, January 5 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (TheAlice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mary Testa and Michael Starobin's HAVE FAITH is Eccentric, Intellectual, and Wondrously StimulatingBWW Reviews: Mary Testa and Michael Starobin's HAVE FAITH is Eccentric, Intellectual, and Wondrously Stimulating
by David Clarke - Jan 5, 2015

Last night, I attended the thrilling opening performance of Have Faith. Entering the quaint venue, I was fairly positive that a live performance of the album would be just as electrifying, if not more so, than the recorded tracks, and I'm ecstatic to report that Mary Testa, Michael Starobin, and cellist Alisa Horn absolutely exceeded my expectations and blew me away with their superb performances. (more...)

Ethan Hawke Directs Zoe Kazan & Entire Original THINGS WE WANT Cast in Benefit Reading TonightEthan Hawke Directs Zoe Kazan & Entire Original THINGS WE WANT Cast in Benefit Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The New Group celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season with a one-night-only benefit reading of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, reuniting director Ethan Hawke with the complete original cast of the critically-acclaimed 2007 world premiere production at The New Group: Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton and Zoe Kazan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Creative Team Opens Up About CITY OF, Beginning This Month at Playwrights RealmSTAGE TUBE: Creative Team Opens Up About CITY OF, Beginning This Month at Playwrights Realm
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2015

The Playwrights Realm's world premiere of City Of by Anton Dudley, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar) runs January 27th through February 21st, 2015 with a February 5th opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Below, check out a video in which Dudley, Brackett, and Artistic Director Katherine Kovner discuss the show! (more...)

DM Playhouse's FRIDAY FUNDAY Series Continues with SNOW WHITE, 1/23DM Playhouse's FRIDAY FUNDAY Series Continues with SNOW WHITE, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents 'Snow White,' Friday, Jan. 23. This story is part of the 2014-15 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Jan. 23, at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 1:30 PM. Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. Tickets are $6 per person, adults and children. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling the Playhouse box office at 515-277-6261. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for January 5-11 Featuring Alysha Umphress, Amy Spanger, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for January 5-11 Featuring Alysha Umphress, Amy Spanger, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 4, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz: 'I've Been Played,' Amy Spanger: This Must Be the Place, Broadway Loves Celine Dion, Starring Jeremy Jordan, Taylor Louderman, and More, The Best of Ann Hampton Callaway, and Starry Starry Night: An Evening of Mini-Concerts. (more...)

THE REAL THING, Starring Ewan McGregor & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Concludes Broadway Run TodayTHE REAL THING, Starring Ewan McGregor & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its limited engagement of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, today, January 4, 2015. (more...)

Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBOTony Nominee Carrie Coon Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced additional casting for PLACEBO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Billy Magnussen, Cristin Milioti & More Will Present at 30th Annual Artios AwardsJonathan Groff, Billy Magnussen, Cristin Milioti & More Will Present at 30th Annual Artios Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has selected its presenters for the 30th Annual Artios Awards, taking place in Los Angeles and New York City on January 22, 2015 during the height of awards season. The Los Angeles ceremony will be hosted by Patton Oswalt and will be located at The Beverly Hilton. The New York City ceremony will be hosted by Michael Urie and will be located at 42WEST (formerly XL Nightclub) Cabaret & Lounge (512 West 42nd Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's Eli Tokash & Mitchell Sink Perform 'I Will Never Leave You' at BROADWAY SESSIONSSTAGE TUBE: Broadway's Eli Tokash & Mitchell Sink Perform 'I Will Never Leave You' at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2015

Eli Tokash & Mitchell Sink performed 'I Will Never Leave You' at Broadway Sessions on December 4th, 2014. Broadway Sessions performs every Thursday at 11:00PM at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 42nd & 9th, NYC. Hosted by Ben Cameron with Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. Check out their perdformance below! (more...)

Original MOTOWN Cast Member to Join National Tour as 'Smokey Robinson'Original MOTOWN Cast Member to Join National Tour as 'Smokey Robinson'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy have announced that MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL original Broadway cast member Jesse Nager has joined the First National Tour in the leading role of Smokey Robinson. (more...)

Inside Broadway & ON THE TOWN to Welcome 3,000 Students for 'Creating the Magic' Next MonthInside Broadway & ON THE TOWN to Welcome 3,000 Students for 'Creating the Magic' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Inside Broadway's Executive Director Michael Presser has announced that on Thursday, February 12, the Lyric Theatre (213 West 42nd Street) will be visited by thousands of NYC public school students as the theatre arts and education organization presents its popular program Creating the Magic. Featuring the cast and production crew of the Broadway musical ON THE TOWN, the 80 minute program will be offered at 10:45am and 1:15pm. (more...)

What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Jan 15, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, January 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the stars! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Winners Announced - James Costello, Karl Wells, Nic Thompson & More!2014 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Winners Announced - James Costello, Karl Wells, Nic Thompson & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 South Carolina winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKINGPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by Walter McBride - Jan 15, 2015

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays January 27 - March 22, 2015, with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The cast just met the press and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Miami Winners Announced - Phillip Boykin, Angie Radosh, Gabriel Zenone & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Miami Winners Announced - Phillip Boykin, Angie Radosh, Gabriel Zenone & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 14, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Miami winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Michael Urie, Richard Kind & More Set for The Pearl's Inaugural MODERN/CLASSICS ReadingsMichael Urie, Richard Kind & More Set for The Pearl's Inaugural MODERN/CLASSICS Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

New York's home for the Classics announces its inaugural exploration of what modern language brings to timeless stories. With 12 days of readings and discussions, The Pearl's Resident Acting Company and three contemporary playwrights will investigate the power of language, the fortitude of classic stories, and the tricky role of the adapter in tackling these often-told tales. (more...)

Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Telly Leung & More Set for SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King's, 3/30Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Telly Leung & More Set for SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King's, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Featuring four of Broadway's brightest stars, "Seasons of Broadway" is an evening of hit songs and personal backstage anecdotes, celebrating the diversity of Broadway and the powerful impact it has had beyond the theater. The show will play a one-night special engagement at BB King's Blues Club and Grill in New York City on Monday, March 30 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Anton Dudley Discusses World Premiere of New Play CITY OFBWW Interview: Playwright Anton Dudley Discusses World Premiere of New Play CITY OF
by Louisa Brady - Jan 13, 2015

Playwright Anton Dudley spoke with BroadwayWorld about the world premiere production of his new play CITY OF, which will begin performances with the Playwrights Realm on January 27th. (more...)

SEX & THE SHIELD to Open at 42West Next MonthSEX & THE SHIELD to Open at 42West Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Steve Stanulis' one-man show, "Sex & the Shield" will premiere at 42West (514 W. 42nd Street) on Saturday, February 28th 2015 at 8pm. (more...)

HOME IN HER HEART Begins Run at Stage Left Studio TonightHOME IN HER HEART Begins Run at Stage Left Studio Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Stage Left Studio will present an encore engagement of Margaret Morrison's critically acclaimed love story HOME IN HER HEART. This play with music is directed by Cheryl King, starring Audelco Award winner Ava Jenkins and Margaret Morrison. Previews begin tonight, January 13 with opening night slated for January 30. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri BarakaNew Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri Baraka
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 46th season with 'The Amira Baraka Project' - featuring a revival of his early acclaimed play Dutchman from 1964 and the world premiere of his final play, Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois), written fifty years later. Dutchman, directed by Woodie King Jr., will begin performances February 5th, with opening night set for February 20th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through March 8th only. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New 42nd Street Gala Honors John Lithgow and Rudin FamilyPhoto Coverage: New 42nd Street Gala Honors John Lithgow and Rudin Family
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 13, 2015

The New 42nd Street's annual Gala was held last night, January 12 at The New Victory Theater, to honor Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winner John Lithgow with the New Victory Arts Award for his work in 'bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids.' The New 42nd Street also honored The Rudin Family with the inaugural Marian Heiskell Award for their role in shaping the future of New York City. Glenn Close served as Gala honorary chair. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTSPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTS
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 13, 2015

Primary Stages continues its 30th anniversary season with Lives of the Saints, a world premiere collection of delightfully funny and unforgettable short plays by David Ives (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur) and directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (All in the Timing, On The Town, Urinetown). The limited engagement runs February 3 - March 27, 2015 atPrimary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42nd Street project. Opening night is Tuesday, February 24 at 7PM. The company just met the press and you can check out photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

Adventure Theatre MTC to Present PETITE ROUGE: A CAJUN RED RIDING HOOD, 1/30-3/8Adventure Theatre MTC to Present PETITE ROUGE: A CAJUN RED RIDING HOOD, 1/30-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Adventure Theatre MTC brings the sights and sounds of Louisiana to Glen Echo Park with its upcoming production Petite Rouge, A Cajun Red Riding Hood from January 30 through March 8. This family-friendly, Zydeco-driven musical was adapted from the book by Mike Artell and Jim Harris by D.C. native Joan Cushing. Petite Rouge is directed and choreographed by ATMTC Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt with musical direction by Darius Smith. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Return to Broadway & Being on Vocal Rest on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Return to Broadway & Being on Vocal Rest on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to talk about her new film co-starring Jennifer Lopez, and her upcoming return to Broadway in the revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. (more...)

Composers Daniel & Laura Curtis to Release New Single Featuring Cheyenne JacksonComposers Daniel & Laura Curtis to Release New Single Featuring Cheyenne Jackson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The charity single, performed by Two-time Drama Desk Nominated Actor, Cheyenne Jackson is to be released on 16th February. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/12/2015 - HAM, NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in London, Paul Rudd Goes Bowling and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/12/2015 - HAM, NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in London, Paul Rudd Goes Bowling and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 12, 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: HAM opens at Ars Nova, 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' opens in the West End, John Lithgow gets feted at the New 42nd Street's gala, Paul Rudd bowls for charity and more! (more...)

John Lithgow & The Rudin Family Honored Tonight at New 42nd Street's 2015 GalaJohn Lithgow & The Rudin Family Honored Tonight at New 42nd Street's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The New 42nd Street's annual Gala will be held tonight, January 12 at The New Victory Theater, to honor Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winner John Lithgow with the New Victory Arts Award for his work in 'bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids.' The New 42nd Street will also honor The Rudin Family with the inaugural Marian Heiskell Award for their role in shaping the future of New York City. Glenn Close will serve as Gala honorary chair. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Josh Radnor, Denis O'Hare & More Take Part in 2015 Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit TonightKelli O'Hara, Josh Radnor, Denis O'Hare & More Take Part in 2015 Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young previously announced that award-winning actor, Paul Rudd, would be returning as host for the Third Annual Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit to support SAY. (more...)

Donnie Kehr's ROCKIN' DUELING PIANOS SHOW Returns to 42West This WinterDonnie Kehr's ROCKIN' DUELING PIANOS SHOW Returns to 42West This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Donnie Kehr's Rockin' Dueling Pianos Show is back on Thursdays in January & February at 8pm at 42West NY, 514 W. 42nd St from 8 to 10pm. (more...)

Nikki Blonsky Set for Broadway Sessions, 1/15Nikki Blonsky Set for Broadway Sessions, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. (more...)

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