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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)

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Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

The anachronistic show explores the lives of the nine presidential assassins and would-be assassins, weaving together fictional scenes where the characters interact among each other with real-life events.



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SAINT JOAN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Finds Full Company at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced full casting for her revival of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. As previously announced, the production will star Gemma Arterton, alongside Matt Bardock, Richard Cant, Hadley Fraser and Elliot Levey. (more...)

Tony Winner Denis O'Hare Set for THIS IS US Multi-Episode Story Arc
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Tony Award winner and AMERICAN HORROR STORY actor Denis O'Hare has booked a multi-episode guest starring appearance on NBC's new hit drama series THIS IS US.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Beast Mandy Gonzalez
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 31, 2016

On Monday, Theater People podcast welcome's HAMILTON'S Mandy Gonzalez. She made her Broadway debut in 2000 in AIDA as the Amnneris standby. She eventually took the role over full-time. She went on to originate roles in DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES and LENNON before winning her breakout role as Nina in Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS, a role she originated in the show's pre-Off Broadway days. She went on to take over the role of Elphaba in WICKED and can now be seen eight times a week in the hottest show on Broadway, HAMILTON. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for St. Petersburg (more...)

FROZEN Composers and Neil Patrick Harris Team Up for Paul Ryan's Inner Monologue Song
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Following in the footsteps of Sara Bareilles' song written from President Obama's point of view (and featuring vocals from Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr.), This American Life commissioned Frozen songwriters, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, to write a song as the inner monologue of Republican Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 29, 2016
by - Oct 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ASSASSINS at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential Assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. The show is currently running at Manatee Performing Arts Center, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Returns to Holiday Classic with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Cygnet Theatre will continue its ten-year tradition of presenting a holiday show suitable for all ages. This season welcomes the return of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Adapted by Sean Murray with original score by Billy Thompson, this production is a re-imagined take on the original holiday classic featuring lively music, unique puppets and live sound effects. The fully staged production runsNovember 22 - December 24 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town. Opening Night for Media is Saturday, November 26th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Family Tree DNA and 20th Century Fox Team Up for Historical Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

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Rob Eyles & Robert Gould Pen Christmas Single 'The Image of a Child' in Aid of Cancer Research
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Musical theatre songwriters Rob Eyles and Robert Gould have penned a brand new Christmas song which they will release in December in aid of Cancer Research UK. (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Fassbender in All-New ASSASSIN'S CREED Featurette
by Movies News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Below, check out an all-new featurette for Justin Kurzel's action film ASSASSIN'S CREED. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael K. Williams, the film hits theaters on December 21, 2016.  (more...)

Artists Repertory Theatre Presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Staged!, presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION for the holidays. (more...)


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4th Wall Theatre Company Presents First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) is excited to announce its First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit, hosted by Trish Rigdon, Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. The Up Close Cocktails Benefit is Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm. We're transforming our theatre at Spring Street Studios, for an elegant cocktail night celebrating 4th Wall's bright future and the awesome generosity of our patrons. Patrons will enjoy live music and beer provided by Karbach Brewery, wine from Nice Winery,  hor d'oeuvres provided by Shade Restaurant and valet parking service available.  Join us to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends while making a difference in the lives of Houston performing artists. Your participation will make a big difference at this first must-attend event. (more...)

Jack Smith Shares THE UNKNOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

An infant, five days old, is tossed in a dumpster to die, trucked away and forgotten. Yet she survives, discovered and parented by the homeless, a female Tarot card reader and a decertified male physician. So begins The Unknown' (published by Xlibris) written by Jack Smith (more...)

Faith Prince and Marc Kudisch to Star as Writer and Editor in LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Tony Award winner Faith Prince will star as sharpwitted aspiring reporter Ruth Sherwood opposite three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as sympathetic editor Robert Baker in LA Opera's December presentation of Wonderful Town. (more...)

East/West Berlin Drama OVER THERE for Alexander Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Abrahamse & Meyer Productions will present OVER THERE, a play written by Mark Ravenhill at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this November. Directed and designed by Fred Abrahamse, the 80-minute production will be performed by Marcel Meyer and Francis Chouler. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston Attends Final Performance of THE BARDY BUNCH in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After a successful run at the Mercury Theatre, The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady closed their doors on Sunday, October 23 to an excited crowd that included Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad. 'I loved the show! A really fun, foot-tapping time in the theater,' said Cranston. Scroll down for photos of the cast and creative team posing outside the theater with the Oscar-nominated actor! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for St. Petersburg (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

ASSASSINS Opening Soon in Cranford
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre in Cranford NJ is proud to present Stephen Sondehim's haunting and topical musical Assassins as its opening show of the 2016-2017 season. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential Assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. (more...)

BBC America to Debut New Original Series DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

An eight-part series penned by Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle), DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, adapted from the wildly popular novels by Douglas Adams ('The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'), premieres Today, October 22 at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA. (more...)

Assassins Opens in 2 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre in Cranford NJ is proud to present Stephen Sondehim's haunting and topical musical Assassins as its opening show of the 2016-2017 season. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential Assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET to Play Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Fort Lauderdale engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/21/2016 - HAMILTON'S AMERICA Doc on PBS!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 21, 2016

This weekend's big news: The highly anticipated HAMILTON'S AMERICA documentary airs on PBS tonight! (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Today, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with The World Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS IN PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Jessica Thebus, runs November 10 - December 18, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 8 pm. (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA, Premiering Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

LAByrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (tonight, October 20, through November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

BWW Review: 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS is an American History Geek's Turn On at CPT...But...
by Roy Berko - Oct 19, 2016

Yes, in a period of two hours and twenty minutes, plus intermission, 44 plays whoosh across the Cleveland Public Theatre stage. During that time the audience is exposed to all of the United States of America's Presidents. Well, to be honest, there are 45 plays...one, based on the audience vote, an add-on vignette of a supposition about either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump's reign as the next President. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Company Announces Appointment of Managing Director and New Play Development Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment Rachel Wendte and Deborah Blumenthal as its new Managing Director and New Play Development Director, respectively.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Britt Michael Gordon of ASSASSINS at FreeFall Theatre
by Desiree Fantal - Oct 17, 2016

I have what I like to call 'theatre crushes;' gender nonspecific affections that occur whenever I see a stage performance that greatly interests or moves me to the point where I want to see everything that actor does for the rest of their career. I'm unashamedly open about these reasons for theatrical fangirling, and with three shows back to back to back in the bay area, it seems I have a new one. (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/14; 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards Nominations Now Open!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 14, 2016

**Bonus** Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards!  Click on your region below and nominate your favorites thru October 31st only! (more...)

Victor Levenstein Releases THIRTEEN NASTY LITTLE SNAKES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Victor Levenstein, a Russian immigrant to the United States who has achieved great publishing and career success in his lifetime, has completed his new book 'Thirteen Nasty Little Snakes: The Case of Stalin's 'Assassins': a revealing expository that tells the author's personal story of arrest and torture for a crime he had not committed against the Soviet Union. (more...)

PARADISE OF THE ASSASSINS to Play Belgrade Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

An adventure story of love, devotion and betrayal comes to the Belgrade Theatre this October in Paradise of the Assassins, presented by Tara Arts and Theatre Accord. The Belgrade Theatre will be the only venue to receive the production outside of London, following its run at the 100 seat Tara Arts Theatre, South West of the capital. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris to Teach Montreal Masterclass
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In The Wings Promotions is bringing two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on November 11, 2016. (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

For the upcoming holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.  Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue.  Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens on December 1st and runs through Christmas Eve. (more...)

A BRONX TALE Announces Rush Policy Before Tomorrow's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Performances begin tomorrow, today, November 3, for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender in New ASSASSIN'S CREED TV Spot
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Below, check out an all-new TV spot for ASSASSIN'S CREED, starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, and Michael K. Williams. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Christopher Sieber, Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Tveit and More to Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund's 'LUCKY STARS' Gala; Plus New Sondheim Song!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce performers of the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th 6:30pm at Gotham Hall in New York. (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK THE PRESIDENTS is a Rockin' Ride Through Presidential History
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 1, 2016

As our presidential election (thankfully) moves into its final days, the Orlando Repertory Theatre is currently serving up a delightful injection of fun and patriotism that might just do the trick to get your spirits up about exercising your civic duty. Directed by Jeffrey M. Revels, ROCK THE PRESIDENTS runs through November 13th, and no matter what the outcome next Tuesday, this silly, informative 55-minute musical will have you tapping your toes and thinking about the best that America has to offer. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Fiddler on the Roof, December 2-24, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $35-$65 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Fiddler on the Roof are also available. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Sing 'Everybody Says Don't' from ANYONE CAN WHISTLE
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2016

Tony and Grammy Award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices have unveiled a new video featuring 'Everybody Says Don't' from the musical ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, with music and lyrics by the highly celebrated Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Sunday In the Park With George, Assassins, Passion, Into the Woods, and many more). Check it out below! (more...)

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