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Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theatre (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

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Based on the books Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Meryl Streep Reveals Expose on Hollywood Gender Inequality In the Works
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Meryl Streep revealed news that columnist Maureen Dowd is currently working on an expose for The New York Times Magazine on gender discrimination. (more...)

Asheville Creative Arts' Mobile Unit to Launch with SLUG AND SNAIL, Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

Building on the success of its inaugural production, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, Co-Founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger introduce Asheville Creative Arts' MOBILE UNIT, a touring arm that will bring the company's signature theatrical style directly into the community. This October, the MOBILE UNIT will premiere with SLUG AND SNAIL, a table-top puppet show created and performed by Co-Founder Abby Felder, which features dramaturgy by renowned Czech puppet artist Frantisek X Watzl, original music composed and performed by sound artist Andrew Phillips, and additional direction by Co-Founder, Robbie Jaeger, director and choreographer of the musical hit FROG AND TOAD.@ (more...)

Paul Kreppel Joins MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH... in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2011

Tony Award-winning stage and television star Paul Kreppel will make his Toronto debut in the international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! at the Bathurst St. Theatre, October 12, 2011-January 1, 2012, the show's producers announced today. (more...)

Confirmed: Meryl Streep & Jeff Bridges to Lead THE GIVER Film Adaptation; Set for August 2014 Release
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film, directed by Philip Noyce, will hit theaters on August 15, 2014, with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges starring. Vadim Perelman penned the script. (more...)

New ALICE IN WONDERLAND Exhibit Opening at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center in Lincoln Center will present the free multimedia exhibition Alice Live! The exhibition will trace the history of Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice stories in live performance from their first professional staging through today. Alice Live! will be on display from October 2, 2015 through January 16, 2016 in The Library for the Performing Arts's Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum.  (more...)

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH... Starts Performances 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2011

Steve Solomon's international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! starts performances next week starring Tony Award-winning stage and television star Paul Kreppel. The hilarious show has a 12-week run at the Bathurst St. Theatre from October 12, 2011-January 1, 2012. (The media performance is Wednesday, October 19 at 7pm.). Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster or www.italianjewish.ca. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Extends Season Through 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2010

For the first time in Ogunquit Playhouse history the season has been extended past Columbus Day Weekend to October 24th! Now is the perfect time to see the multi Tony Award winning Broadway musical Chicago, which is receiving rave reviews from the press for its 'stellar casting,' 'sensational staging' and 'killer choreography!' This record-breaking smash hit stars Ogunquit favorite Sally Struthers, as Matron 'Mama' Morton, keeper of the jailhouse keys and George Dvorsky as the slick lawyer, Billy Flynn. Chicago also stars Broadway veteran Angie Schworer as housewife turned murderess Roxie Hart and Broadway's Rachelle Rak as the seductive night club singer and double murderess, Velma Kelly. Tony-Award winner Paul Kreppel also stars as Amos (aka Mr. Cellophane), Roxie's husband who agrees to take the blame for her violent crime. (more...)

Meryl Streep to Star as Opera Diva Florence Foster Jenkins; Hugh Grant to Co-Star
by Movies News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Streep is indeed attached to play the title role as the opera diva who was known for her having legions of fans, despite the fact that she was unable to hit a high note. (more...)

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN... & I'M IN THERAPY! Opens In Toronto 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

Steve Solomon's international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! opens Wednesday October 19 starring Tony Award-winner Paul Kreppel. (more...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN... & I'M IN THERAPY! Opens In Toronto 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Steve Solomon's international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! opens Wednesday October 19 starring Tony Award-winner Paul Kreppel. (more...)

Meryl Streep To Be Honored with O'Neill Center's Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Variety reports that Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated stage and screen powerhouse Meryl Streep will receive the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's annual Monte Cristo award for her distinguished contributions to theater. Streep will be presented the Monte Cristo award by actor and Yale School of Drama classmate Joe Grifasi on April 21, 2014 in New York City. (more...)

Paul Kreppel Joins MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH... in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

Tony Award-winning stage and television star Paul Kreppel will make his Toronto debut in the international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! at the Bathurst St. Theatre, October 12, 2011-January 1, 2012, the show's producers announced today. (more...)

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH... Starts Performances 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

Steve Solomon's international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! starts performances next week starring Tony Award-winning stage and television star Paul Kreppel. The hilarious show has a 12-week run at the Bathurst St. Theatre from October 12, 2011-January 1, 2012. (The media performance is Wednesday, October 19 at 7pm.). Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster or www.italianjewish.ca. (more...)

Meryl Streep to Portray Opera Singer Florence Foster Jenkins in New Film?
by Movies News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Meryl Streep is currently in negotiations to star as American-born opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins in an upcoming film. (more...)

Asheville Creative Arts' Mobile Unit Launches with SLUG AND SNAIL This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Building on the success of its inaugural production, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, Co-Founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger introduce Asheville Creative Arts' MOBILE UNIT, a touring arm that will bring the company's signature theatrical style directly into the community. This October, the MOBILE UNIT will premiere with SLUG AND SNAIL, a table-top puppet show created and performed by Co-Founder Abby Felder, which features dramaturgy by renowned Czech puppet artist Frantisek X Watzl, original music composed and performed by sound artist Andrew Phillips, and additional direction by Co-Founder, Robbie Jaeger, director and choreographer of the musical hit FROG AND TOAD.@ (more...)

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN... Run Held Over In Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2011

The producers of the international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! by Steve Solomon, currently running at Toronto's Bathurst St. Theatre, have announced that the show has been extended due to popular demand through to January 29, 2012. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Down The Rabbit Hole With ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 15, 2013

One of the most iconic and recognizable 19th century novels, Lewis Carroll's literary masterpiece ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND has been translated into countless iterations over the nearly 150 years since its debut, yet the new Fathom Events presentation of noted director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's incredibly imaginative and vivid ballet production may be the most satisfying yet. (more...)

Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Eric Idle and Martin Short Headline The Public's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

The Public Theater announced today that Kevin Kline will reprise his Tony Award-winning role of The Pirate King with Glenn Close as Ruth, Eric Idle as the Sergeant, and Martin Short as Major-General Stanley in the one-night-only concert performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE for The Public's annual gala. Co-chaired by Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover, and Renee Beaumont, this unforgettable summer evening will also honor the late Nora Ephron who was a long-time board member and consummate lover of The Public's Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Meryl Streep Told to Sing 'Badly' as Florence Foster Jenkins in Upcoming Biopic
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Meryl Streep, who is starring as Florence Foster Jenkins in Stephen Frears' upcoming biopic, has been told to 'sing as badly as she possibly can' in order to reflect the 'coloratura soprano's' one-of-a-kind style. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Meryl Streep Stars as Opera Diva Florence Foster Jenkins in Upcoming Biopic
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2015

The first image has been released of Meryl Streep as American-born opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins in the upcoming film biopic of the same name. (more...)

Colony Theater Presents THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! Closes 5/1
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

The Colony Theatre Company is excited to present the fifth and final production of its 36th season, the classy, sassy musical, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!, conceived by Fran Charnas, directed & choreographed by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!) with musical direction by Dean Mora. THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! will close on Sunday, May 1 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center. (more...)

Colony Theater Presents THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

The Colony Theatre Company is excited to present the fifth and final production of its 36th season, the classy, sassy musical, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!, conceived by Fran Charnas, directed & choreographed by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!) with musical direction by Dean Mora. (more...)

Next Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Mar 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY officially opens tonight, March 15, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. This is a limited engagement through July 5, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch interviews with the cast (who celebrated their originally planned opening on March 12) below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Meryl Streep in All-New Trailer for FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS!
by Movies News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Below, check out an all-new trailer for FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, starring Meryl Streep as the American-born opera singer. (more...)

Colony Theater Presents THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

The Colony Theatre Company is excited to present the fifth and final production of its 36th season, the classy, sassy musical, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!, conceived by Fran Charnas, directed & choreographed by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!) with musical direction by Dean Mora. (more...)

Passionate Criterion Collection Essay Extolling Virtues Of Michael Jeter
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 24, 2015

A heartfelt dedication to a stage and screen notable! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/22/2015 - Kleban Prize, 'MIDSUMMER' in Theaters and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 22, 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: The Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre is awarded today, Shakespeare's 'MIDSUMMER' fantasy play hits theaters across the country, and more! (more...)

York Theatre Company to Stage Elizabeth Swados' NIGHTCLUB CANTATA, 6/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), as part of The York Theatre's Musical Theatre Training Program, and in association with Rosita Sarnoff andCraig Zehms, presents The Marymount Manhattan College Student Workshop Presentation of Nightclub Cantata  with music by Elizabeth Swados and words by Swados and David Avidan, Nazim Hikmet, Nancy Larrick, Isabella Leitner, Eve Merriam, Pablo Neruda, Frank O'Hara, Sylvia Plath, Muriel Rukeyser, and Delmore Schwartz, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just East of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Eric Idle and Martin Short Headline The Public's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

The Public Theater announced today that Kevin Kline will reprise his Tony Award-winning role of The Pirate King with Glenn Close as Ruth, Eric Idle as the Sergeant, and Martin Short as Major-General Stanley in the one-night-only concert performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE for The Public's annual gala. Co-chaired by Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover, and Renee Beaumont, this unforgettable summer evening will also honor the late Nora Ephron who was a long-time board member and consummate lover of The Public's Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Elizabeth Swados' 1977 Book THE GIRL WITH THE INCREDIBLE FEELING as Animated Film
by Michael Dale - Jan 8, 2016

Aside from theatre, Swados was also a prolific writer of novels and children's books. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Theatre Community Remembers Elizabeth Swados With Love and Admiration
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

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VIDEO PROFILE: Theatre Pioneer Elizabeth Swados' Career of Musical Innovation
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

She'll be best remembered for RUNAWAYS, but Elizabeth Swados' musical contributions to theatre are varied and extensive. (more...)

RUNAWAYS Composer, Theatre Innovator Elizabeth Swados Passes Away at 64
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony nominee Elizabeth Swados, composer of Broadway's RUNAWAYS, theatre educator, off-Broadway director and more, has passed away. She was 64. (more...)

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN... Run Held Over In Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2012

The producers of the international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! by Steve Solomon, currently running at Toronto's Bathurst St. Theatre, have announced that the show has been extended due to popular demand through to January 29, 2012. (more...)

VIDEO: Meryl Streep Can't Hold Back Kissing Mark Ruffalo: 'I Was Looking for An Excuse All Night'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 19, 2015

Following the smooch, the Oscar winner admitted, 'I was looking for an excuse all night!' Watch the clip below! (more...)

Meryl Streep & The Weinstein Company to Target NRA in THE SENATOR'S WIFE
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

After today's Oscar announcements, in which Streep nabbed a nod for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Harvey Weinstein appeared on THE HOWARD STERN SHOW, and said, per The Washington Times: 'I'm going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we're going to take [gun rights] head-on. And [the NRA is] going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them.' (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Meryl Streep Rocks Out in Upcoming Drama RICKI AND THE FLASH
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2015

PEOPLE has shared an exclusive first look at Meryl Streep in Diablo Cody's upcoming film RICKI AND THE FLASH. (more...)

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY! Extends Run Through 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2012

The producers of the international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! by Steve Solomon, currently running at Toronto's Bathurst St. Theatre, have announced that the show has been extended once again due to popular demand through to February 26, 2012. (more...)

Paul Kreppel Joins WICKED's 2nd National Tour as 'The Wizard,' 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED welcomes Paul Kreppel as The Wizard on Wednesday, March 7 in Norfolk, VA. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Meryl Streep as Opera Singer FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 17, 2016

UK's The Telegraph has shared an exclusive first look at Meryl Streep as American-born opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins in the upcoming film biopic of the same name. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 29, 2015
by - Dec 29, 2015

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

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY! Extends Run Through 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2011

The producers of the international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! by Steve Solomon, currently running at Toronto's Bathurst St. Theatre, have announced that the show has been extended once again due to popular demand through to February 26, 2012. (more...)

Meryl Streep to Join THE GIVER Movie as 'Chief Elder'?
by Jessica Showers - Aug 6, 2013

Deadline.com reports that Meryl Streep is in talks to join Jeff Bridges in the upcoming film adaptation of Lois Lowry's award-winning, YA novel THE GIVER, directed by Phil Noyce. (more...)

Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro to Star in THE GOOD HOUSE
by Jessica Showers - Aug 6, 2013

Deadline reports that Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro will co-star in THE GOOD HOUSE, a romantic drama from FilmNation Entertainment and Tribeca. (more...)

Meryl Streep Honored with Monte Cristo Award; Serenaded by Lopez Team
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Meryl Streep was honored with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Monte Cristo Award last night, April 21st, at a gala held at New York City's Edison Ballroom (more...)

Meryl Streep Funds NYWIFT's Screenwriters Lab for Women Writers
by Movies News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Oscar winner Meryl Streep has funded a screenwriters lab for women writers over the age of 40, which will be conducted by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 4/10 for 2013 Obie Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that tickets will go on sale April 10, 2013 for the 58th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 20, 2013, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for 2013 Obie Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, previously announced that tickets will go on sale today, April 10, 2013 for the 58th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 20, 2013, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. (more...)

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