Abe Lincoln in Illinois

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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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Written by Robert E. Sherwood in 1938, Abe Lincoln in Illinois covers the life of Lincoln from his childhood through his final speech in Illinois before he left for Washington. His time spent as a backwoodsman, failed shopkeep and hard-luck senatorial candidate are all detailed, along with his romance with Mary Todd and his debates with Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln's own words are used often, and Sherwood received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1939 for this show.

FEBRUARY HOUSE CD Release Party Set for Joe's Pub, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

Members of the original cast of The Public Theater's critically-acclaimed musical February House will reunite at Joe's Pub on October 16th at 7:00pm for an evening of song, and to celebrate the release of the official February House original cast recording (StorySound, 10.16) produced by Gabriel Kahane and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center Presents OVER THE TAVERN, Now thru 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

Olney Theatre Center, the award-winning, year-round arts and entertainment destination, announces the opening of the area premiere of Over the Tavern by Tom Dudzick. Over the Tavern will grace Olney Theatre Center's Mainstage from tonight, September 26 to October 21, 2012. (more...)

Area Premiere of OVER THE TAVERN Premieres 9/26 at Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2012

Olney Theatre Center, the award-winning, year-round arts and entertainment destination, announces the opening of the area premiere of Over the Tavern by Tom Dudzick. Over the Tavern will grace Olney Theatre Center's Mainstage from September 26 to October 21, 2012. (more...)

FEBRUARY HOUSE CD Release Party Set for Joe's Pub Tonight, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2012

Members of The original cast of The Public Theater's critically-acclaimed musical February House will reunite at Joe's Pub tonight, October 16th at 7:00pm for an evening of song, and to celebrate the release of the official February House original cast recording (StorySound, 10.16) produced by Gabriel Kahane and Ted Sperling. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: STU FOR SILVERTON, LYSISTRATA, and More to Play Intiman Theater in 2013
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2012

Next summer's Intiman Theatre Festival will feature shows about topics you're not supposed to talk about at dinner - race, sex, politics and money. Building on Intiman Theatre's history as a place that tackles big questions through stories and champions diversity on stage, we are planning to produce: (more...)

Individual Tickets Now on Sale for Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

Single tickets and discount ticket packages are now on sale for The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2013 Season. The 51st anniversary season consists of six productions on its Main Stage at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison, one summer production on the popular Outdoor Stage - the Greek amphitheater on the campus of The College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, and several special events and programs. (more...)

Actors' Equity Foundation's 2014 Richard Seff Award to Go to Peter Maloney and Mare Winningham
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Peter Maloney and Mare Winningham are the recipients of the annual Richard Seff Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation to a veteran male and female character actor for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Foundation, which administers the award. (more...)

Alexander Sharp & More to Star in CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Casting has been announced for the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (more...)

John Guare Makes Off-Broadway Debut in THREE KINDS OF EXILE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company welcomes Olivier and two time Tony Award winning playwright John Guare, who will make his Off Broadway acting debut in the world premiere production of his new play 3 KINDS OF EXILE, directed by Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe, featuring Atlantic ensemble members Peter Maloney and David Pittu and guest artists Alison Cimmet, Jeffrey Kuhn, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Martin Moran, Kate Rigg, Omar Sangare and Timothy Splain. (more...)

New-York Historical Society to Host Free Friday Concerts and Films, Spring 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013

The New-York Historical Society is proud to announce a partnership with Bank of America to bring free cultural programming to the Upper West Side on Friday nights in the spring of 2013. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' APPROPRIATE Plays Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Appropriate, directed by Gary Griffin, appearing as part of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Appropriate begins previews tonight, March 5, opens March 7 and runs through April 7. (more...)

Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow night, March 20 and will open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the latest TV spot for the production! (more...)

Mayo Performing Arts Center Presents MARK TWAIN TONIGHT, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Legendary actor Hal Holbrook performs Mark Twain Tonight - his signature one man show that is a living breathing American masterpiece and a jewel in the history of American Theatre, on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-69. (more...)

Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET Begins at Yale Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

NANCE's John Lee Beatty Wins Best Scenic Design, Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

John Lee Beatty has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for THE NANCE. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy to Star in Barrington Stage Co.'s ALL MY SONS, 7/19 - 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, and Managing Director, Tristan Wilson, presents Arthur Miller's landmark American drama ALL MY SONS, from July 19 through August 4 (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present Joe Orton's LOOT, Begin. 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the British farce, "Loot," a wickedly funny send-up of larcenous, lascivious behavior among the English middle classes, written by Joe Orton and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, playing from July 16 through August 3. The play won the coveted Evening Standard Award for Best Play in 1967. (more...)

John Gallagher, Jr. to Sing in Upcoming Episode of HBO's THE NEWSROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2012

According to a report by E! Online, Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr., who played opposite Lea Michele in Spring Awakening in 2006, will sing in his new role on HBO's THE NEWSROOM, written and produced by Aaron Sorkin. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Invades HBO's THE NEWSROOM - Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston & More! Meet The Team!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2012

THE NEWSROOM premieres on HBO this Sunday, June 24th at 10pm and there are plenty of reasons to theatre enthusiasts to tune in - a healthy handful, in fact, if you count the number of major theatrical players involeved with the project. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre to Present SEX AND EDUCATION, 6/27-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of Sex and Education, a comedy by Lissa Levin, directed by Joe Brancato, and starring award-winning actress Lizbeth Mackay, from June 27 through July 20 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

David Aaron Baker & Kelly McAndrew to Lead Chautauqua Theater Company's DARK RADIO Reading, 7/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

Continuing to build on the enormous success of new play development at Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, announces casting for the Signature Staged Readings of Dark Radio by Colin McKenna to be presented July 11-13 on the Bratton Theater Mainstage. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Opens ONE SLIGHT HITCH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2013

As their daughter's wedding day descends into a riotous farce, Doc and Delia Coleman rediscover their marriage and their souls in Lewis Black's One Slight Hitch, opening at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater tonight, July 27. Black, the popular political comedian featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brings us an astonishing script that has been called a cross between The Philadelphia Story and Noises Off. Stage, TV, and film stars Mark Linn-Baker and Lizbeth Mackay are Doc and Delia Coleman. (more...)

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Presents ONE SLIGHT HITCH, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

As their daughter's wedding day descends into a riotous farce, Doc and Delia Coleman rediscover their marriage and their souls in Lewis Black's One Slight Hitch, opening at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater July 27. Black, the popular political comedian featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brings us an astonishing script that has been called a cross between The Philadelphia Story and Noises Off. Stage, TV, and film stars Mark Linn-Baker and Lizbeth Mackay are Doc and Delia Coleman. (more...)

Jeff Goldblum, Robin De Jesus, Mary Beth Peil & More to Join Laurie Metcalf in LCT's DOMESTICATED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) has announced that Vanessa Aspillaga, Mia Barron, Robin De Jesus, Jeff Goldblum, Lizbeth Mackay, Emily Meade, Mary Beth Peil, Karen Pittman and Misha Seo will join Laurie Metcalf in the cast of DOMESTICATED, a new play by Bruce Norris, to be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, which will begin previews Thursday, October 10 at 8pm at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, November 4 at 6:45pm. Additional casting for DOMESTICATED will be announced at a later date. (more...)

HBO Picks Up THE NEWSROOM for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2012

According to the Hollywood Reporter, HBO has officially picked up Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' for a second season. The series, which premiered on June 24, airs Sunday nights at 10pm. Additionally, the network has also renewed 'True Blood' for a sixth season. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present TOVARICH, Begin. 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2013 Season continues with the provocative romantic comedy Tovarich. This long-forgotten treasure, by French playwright Jacques Deval, and adapted by the great American author Robert E. Sherwood, begins performances on August 7th at The Shakespeare Theatre's Main Stage - The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy Stars in Barrington Stage Co.'s ALL MY SONS, Now thru 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, and Managing Director, Tristan Wilson, presents Arthur Miller's landmark American drama ALL MY SONS, from tonight, July 19 through August 4 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Liv Rooth and More in Westport Country Playhouse's LOOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the British farce, 'Loot,' a wickedly funny send-up of larcenous, lascivious behavior among the English middle classes, written by Joe Orton and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, playing now through August 3. The play won the coveted Evening Standard Award for Best Play in 1967. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's Joe Orton's LOOT Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the British farce, 'Loot,' a wickedly funny send-up of larcenous, lascivious behavior among the English middle classes, written by Joe Orton and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, playing from tonight, July 16 through August 3. The play won the coveted Evening Standard Award for Best Play in 1967. (more...)

David Aaron Baker & Kelly McAndrew Lead Chautauqua Theater Company's DARK RADIO Reading, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Continuing to build on the enormous success of new play development at Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, announces casting for the Signature Staged Readings of Dark Radio by Colin McKenna to be presented today, July 11-13 on the Bratton Theater Mainstage. (more...)

N-Y Historical Society Announces March 2013 Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

All programs are presented at the New-York Historical Society unless otherwise noted. (more...)

Photo Flash: TITAN Celebrates Opening of THIS PRISON WHERE I LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Long Island City-based Titan Theatre Company opened it's second show of their critically acclaimed 2013-14 season on Wednesday January 22nd with the World Premiere of the highly anticipated second installment of Angela Iannone's "Edwin Booth Trilogy" THIS PRISON WHERE I LIVE. THIS PRISON WHERE I LIVE transports audiences to Edwin Booth's 1879 run of William Shakespeare's Richard II at the McVicker Theatre in Chicago. Stirring drama unfolds as the ghost of Booth's infamous brother, assassin John Wilkes Booth, pays a visit to Edwin at the McVicker. The show has a LIMITED ENGAGEMENT at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City through January 26, 2014. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET at Yale Rep, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Titan Theatre's THIS PRISON WHERE I LIVE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Titan Theatre Company's rehearsals are underway for their World Premiere production of Angela Iannone's This Prison Where I Live, starring Broadway actor Reese Madigan. The production has a limited week long NYC engagement and is set to open tonight, January 22nd, with performances through January 26th at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City. Scroll down for a look at the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Titan Theatre's THIS PRISON WHERE I LIVE - Reese Madigan and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Titan Theatre Company's rehearsals are underway for their World Premiere production of Angela Iannone's This Prison Where I Live, starring Broadway actor Reese Madigan. The production has a limited week long NYC engagement and is set to open January 22nd, with performances through January 26th at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City. Scroll down for a look at the cast! (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of MTC's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by Meet the Cast - Jan 12, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) will present Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR will run at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street) with previews beginning Friday, January 3, 2014 for a Thursday, January 23, 2014 opening night. The cast will feature Tony Award winner Brian F. O'Byrne, Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, Peter Maloney, and Dearbhla Molloy. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the charming Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, February 21 through March 8, 2014. (more...)

Titan Theatre Company Receives Grant from Queens Arts Fund, New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Currently in the midst of its critically acclaimed second full season, fast-rising Titan Theatre Company has just been named a 2014 recipient of the Queen Arts Fund Grant, under the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The announcement was made on Wednesday January 29, 2014. The grant has been designated towards organizational support for Titan Theatre's upcoming production of King Lear starring Broadway veteran Terry Layman (Broadway's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Twelve Angry Men) in the title role. The production will April 25 - May 11 at the Queens Theatre. A full list of grant recipients can be found on the Queens Council on the Arts website here (http://queenscouncilarts.org/2014-queens-arts-fund-recipients/). (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' APPROPRIATE to Play Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, 3/5-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Appropriate, directed by Gary Griffin, appearing as part of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Appropriate begins previews on March 5, opens March 7 and runs through April 7. (more...)

Reese Madigan to Star in Titan Theatre's THIS PRISON WHERE I LIVE at Secret Theatre, 1/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2013

Following its critically acclaimed smash hit take on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Long Island City-based Titan Theatre Company announced today casting and the creative team for the next production in its highly anticipated second season, the world premiere of Angela Iannone's This Prison Where I Live. The production will have an extremely limited week long engagement at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, January 22-26, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marlon Brando, Arthur Miller & More Immortalized by Hirschfeld; First Look at NYPL's THE LINE KING Exhibit!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

In The Line King's Library: Al Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library, The Library for the Performing Arts presents the largest exhibition of Al Hirschfeld's artwork and archival material from its collection. On display through January 4, 2014, in the Library for the Performing Art's Oenslager Gallery, the free, multimedia exhibition celebrates the Al Hirschfeld Foundation's latest gift of Hirschfeld papers and objects to the Library, and commemorates the 110th anniversary of his birth. BroadwayWorld brings you a special sneak peek of the exhibit below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TOVARICH at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2013 Season continues with the provocative romantic comedy Tovarich. This long-forgotten treasure, by French playwright Jacques Deval, and adapted by the great American author Robert E. Sherwood, began performances on August 7th at The Shakespeare Theatre's Main Stage - The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Present OVER THE TAVERN, 9/26-10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2012

Olney Theatre Center, the award-winning, year-round arts and entertainment destination, announces the opening of the area premiere of Over the Tavern by Tom Dudzick. Over the Tavern will grace Olney Theatre Center's Mainstage from September 26 to October 21, 2012. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Extends TOVARICH Through 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey announced today it was extending the run of its critically acclaimed comedy Tovarich through September 1st. Added performances of this long-forgotten treasure, by French playwright Jacques Deval and adapted by the American author Robert E. Sherwood, are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 29th, 30th and 31st at 8 p.m.; and Saturday August 31st and Sunday, September 1st at 2 p.m. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' APPROPRIATE to Play Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, 3/5-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Appropriate, directed by Gary Griffin, appearing as part of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Appropriate begins previews on March 5, opens March 7 and runs through April 7. (more...)

Sam Waterston, James Shapiro and More to Discusses Shakespeare's Sonnets, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will continue its popular Public Forum season this month with SONNETS FOR THE CITY on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public. Presented in association with New York Magazine, this one-night-only event will feature insights from notable writers, contemporary artists, and members of the community, including celebrated young novelist Tea Obreht, New York Magazine book critic Kathryn Schulz, Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro, and acclaimed actor Sam Waterston. (more...)

John Guare to Make Off-Broadway Debut in THREE KINDS OF EXILE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that Olivier and two time Tony Award winning playwright John Guare will make his Off Broadway acting debut in the world premiere production of his new play 3 KINDS OF EXILE, directed by Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe, featuring Atlantic ensemble members Peter Maloney and David Pittu and guest artists Alison Cimmet, Jeffrey Kuhn, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Martin Moran, Kate Rigg, Omar Sangare and Timothy Splain. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET at Yale Rep, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

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