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A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of three generations of a family living and struggling together under one roof. As timely as ever, the play has not been seen on Broadway since its legendary original production. With its powerhouse cast, this new production (directed by Kenny Leon) promises to be a rare Broadway event.


Rogue Machine Theatre LES BLANCS Opens 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Lorraine Hansberry considered this to be her most important play. It was her final work. Directed by Gregg T. Daniel, Les Blancs depicts the waning days of colonialism crossing into the 20th century as it reveals the impossible moral choices faced by individuals who must reconcile personal happiness with idealism. What happens when what we want and what we think is right is not what must be done? This play is rich with music and dance and set in and around a mission compound in Africa. The time is yesterday, today, and tomorrow-- but not very long after that.   (more...)

Stage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Producers Work Light Productions (RENT, Mamma Mia!, Motown The Musical) and The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked), in association with Aged in Wood and Michael Barra, today announced that a stage production of the murder mystery comedy thriller CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey presents Audra McDonald this Saturday, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

State Theatre New Jersey presents six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald for the State Theatre's 2017 Benefit Gala on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 6pm. Audra's intimate concert performance with a trio will feature hits from Broadway and the great American songbook. Performance only tickets range from $35-$75. Gala tickets are $700. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

CTG Extends 2017-18 Block Party Application Deadline
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The deadline to apply to Center Theatre Group's 2017-2018 Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre has been extended to June 6, 2017. Block Party aims to highlight some of the remarkable work being done on other stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The new deadline to apply to the 2017-2018 Block Party program is June 6, 2017. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 22, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to my iPhone today is Monday, 22 May 2017 - the weekend, busy as it was, is over and we're left hankering for a few days off in order to relax and rejuvenate…which makes us ponder this musical question: What are your plans for next weekend? In our mind, of course, our mama is warning us that such queries are symptomatic of us 'wishing [our] life away,' as she would always admonish us to live in the now instead of trying to leap-frog over the next five days. So sayeth my beloved mama: 'Live life dramatically.' Therefore, a nap might have to suffice… (more...)

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Starring Obba Babatundé
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director, Wren T. Brown) presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.' (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

The Brink Theatre Co. to Premiere SA'IDAH at 2017 Cincinnati Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Brink Theatre Company presents the world premiere of SA'IDAH, an observation of America's celebrity obsessed culture, the paparazzi uprising and the growing distorted approach to modern philanthropy at the 14th annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival. Directed by The Brink Theatre's Artistic Associate CARA E. HINH and written by JENNIFER HOYT-TIDWELL, the play will feature Maya Farhat as Sa'idah, Mary O'Connell as Kirsten, Richard Buchanan as Taylor, Greg Mallios as David and Ashley Dunn as Nina. (more...)

Uproar Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Gayla Johnson
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'Black Wives Matter' by Gayla Johnson. (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

FENCES Opens at Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On May 20, the Long Beach Playhouse presents August Wilson's Fences, a play that examines the effects of one man's regrets and resentment on his family. It is part of Wilson's ten-part 'Pittsburgh Cycle' which observes the African American experience across several decades. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host Block Party Info Session This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host a special informational session at the Kirk Douglas Theatre rehearsal room on Monday, May 22, 2017, at 7 p.m. for those interested in applying to Center Theatre Group's second annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre. Block Party aims to highlight some of the remarkable work being done on other stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions. The deadline to apply to the 2017-2018 Block Party program is May 30, 2017. (more...)

Noma Dumezweni, Michael Grandage, Sonia Friedman and More Announced as Ambassadors for The Stage Supports 
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Stage is delighted to announce five ambassadors for The Stage Supports - their campaign to celebrate and nurture on- and offstage talent in theatre and the performing arts. (more...)

NBC Has Heaven On Its Mind! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! to Air on Easter Sunday
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Set for Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!,” a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  (more...)

FENCES Comes to Long Beach Playhouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

On May 20, the Long Beach Playhouse presents August Wilson's Fences, a play that examines the effects of one man's regrets and resentment on his family. It is part of Wilson's ten-part 'Pittsburgh Cycle' which observes the African American experience across several decades. (more...)

Uproarious Comedy RIPCORD by David Lindsay-Abaire Begins Friday 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will present the uproarious comedy Ripcord by Pulitzer Prize winner and Boston native David Lindsay-Abaire (Good People, Rabbit Hole) and directed by Jessica Stone (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike). Performances begin Friday, May 26 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.  (more...)

New Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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

Paul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2017-2018 season at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks LADY DAY on the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Audra McDonald is gearing up to the take the West End by storm in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill - in the video below she talks about the production. (more...)

Martin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Starts Tonight at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project presents the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks). (more...)

Stagecrafters Unveils 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Stagecrafters announces its 2017-18 season, themed 'Celebration of Friendship, Family and Theatre,' featuring ten shows among its Main Stage, 2nd Stage and Youth Theatre offerings. (more...)

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Options YA Fantasy Series SHADOWSHAPER for TV & Film
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Broadway alum Anika Noni Rose and her production company Roaring Virgin Productions have optioned TV and film rights to Daniel José Older's bestselling YA fantasy series, SHADOWSHAPER. (more...)

Famed Farce NOISES OFF to Receive Revival at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Everyman Theatre's Resident Company of actors transforms into a British company of actors during the 1970s in this hotly anticipated revival of Tony Award-Winner Michael Frayn's side-splitting farce to end all farces, Noises Off, directed by Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and running from May 17 through June 18, 2017. (more...)

Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago.Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth (The Nance, The Book of Mormon, The English Patient, Midnight Cowboy) will receive the 2017 Merritt Award.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - URINETOWN, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Dallas you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - URINETOWN, CHICAGO, and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 4/21 - SPAMALOT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 4/21 - SPAMALOT and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - CARRIE the Musical and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Las Vegas you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - CARRIE the Musical and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 4/21 - THE SECRET GARDEN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 4/21 - THE SECRET GARDEN and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 4/21 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! STRICTLY BALLROOM and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 4/21 - Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY and More! (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The high-profile creative team behind People's Light's upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole will workshop the developing piece at San Diego's prestigious Old Globe Theatre from April 20-23, 2017. (more...)

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR, Inspired by True Story, Starts Next Week at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of Objects in the Mirror, which was developed through the Goodman's  New Stages Festival, appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. (more...)

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Signs On for New Thriller ASSASSINATION NATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Anika Noni Rose has signed on for the upcoming thriller ASSASSINATION NATION. Abra and Suki Waterhouse, Odessa Young and Hari Nef round out the cast. Sam Levinson will direct from his own screenplay. (more...)

HAMILTON's Jasmine Cephas Jones and More Sign on for Opening Act Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Opening Act, which for more than a decade has provided free after-school theater programming to New York City's most underserved public high schools, announced today that Jasmine Cephas Jones (Hamilton), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), and Tom Pelphrey (Iron Fist), have joined the cast of Opening Act's 11th Annual Benefit Play Reading at New World Stages on April 25th, 2017. (more...)

Shaina Taub's AS YOU LIKE IT Musical Adaptation to Bring Friends, Feuds and Romance to Public Works This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Laurie Woolery, AS YOU LIKE IT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside equity actors. Now in its fifth season, this unforgettable Public Works musical adaptation about chance encounters and self-discovery, will run for five nights for free, September 1-5, at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

Audra McDonald Graces Cover of Variety's 'Power of Women' Issue
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald graces the cover of Variety's 'Power of Women' issue. The Broadway alum is being recognized by the magazine for her work with Covenant House, an organization that helps homeless teens in 30 cities across six countries. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/11/2017 - 4/18/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/11/2017 - 4/18/2017. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 18, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to my new daily whatever-the-hell you want to call it in which we consider the musical question: 'What's happening this week?' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A Raisin in the Sun at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

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