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Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Teal Wicks, et al. Set for Second Stage Theatre's THE BLUE FLOWER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the complete cast for its upcoming production of the new musical THE BLUE FLOWER: Sebastian Arcelus (Buddy in Elf, Wicked, Jersey Boys), Marc Kudisch (Three-time Tony Award nominee for 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Meghan McGeary (The Blue Flower at A.R.T.), Joseph Medeiros (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Julia Osborne (National Tour of South Pacific), Graham Rowat (Guys and Dolls), Aaron Serotsky (August: Osage County), and Teal Wicks (Elphaba in Wicked). (more...)

TRUST Closes at 2nd Stage 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, and Ari Graynor will co-star in the world premiere comedy TRUST, written by Paul Weitz, directed by Peter DuBois. Mr. Weitz returns to Second Stage Theatre, where his plays Privilege and Show People premiered in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Directed by Peter DuBois, who staged Second Stage's acclaimed production of Becky Shaw, TRUST will begin previews on Friday, July 23 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street) and officially open on Thursday, August 12. The production runs through September 5. (more...)

Public Theater's WILD WITH HAPPY Begins Previews 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the world premiere production of WILD WITH HAPPY, written by Colman Domingo, on Tuesday, October 9 in The Public's LuEsther Theater. Directed by Robert O'Hara, WILD WITH HAPPY runs through Sunday, November 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, October 23. Tickets are on sale now at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office. (more...)

Adam Gwon Honored with Second Stage Theatre's Donna Perret Rosen Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

Continuing its commitment to nurturing and producing the next generation of musical theatre artists, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has awarded its first annual Donna Perret Rosen Award for excellence in musical theatre to composer/lyricist Adam Gwon. The $10,000 award was established at the off-Broadway company's 2011 gala to honor Second Stage Theatre trustee Donna Perret Rosen in recognition of her long-standing commitment to young artists and new works. The award was chosen by Tony Award winners James Lapine, Susan Stroman, and Jack Viertel. (more...)

Public Theater's WILD WITH HAPPY Begins Previews Tonight, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2012

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere production of WILD WITH HAPPY, written by Colman Domingo, tonight, October 9 in The Public's LuEsther Theater. Directed by Robert O'Hara, WILD WITH HAPPY runs through Sunday, November 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, October 23. (more...)

SANCTIFIED Plays The Lincoln Theatre 10/21-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Producers Proteus Spann and Pro2Play Productions are pleased to announce the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified. Written by Javon Johnson, with original music by Rollo A. Dilworth, and directed by Derrick Sanders, Sanctified will play the historic Lincoln Theatre for a limited engagement, October 21 through November 14. Casting will be announced next month. (more...)

Arena Stage to Present PULLMAN PORTER BLUES, Starring E. Faye Butler, This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

Following its celebrated opening at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pullman Porter Blues travels across the country to sweep D.C. audiences along for a ride in its world-premiere co-production at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by her grandfather's work on the postal trains, playwright Cheryl L. West, whose work at Arena Stage includes Jar the Floor and Play On!, returns with the tale of three Pullman train porters whose journey is underscored by Midwest blues songs, including "Sweet Home Chicago" and "This Train." Directed by Lisa Peterson (Arena's The Rainmaker and The Quality of Life), Pullman Porter Blues runs November 23, 2012 - January 6, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

THE BLUE FLOWER, Featuring Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Teal Wicks, et al., Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the complete cast for its upcoming production of the new musical THE BLUE FLOWER: Sebastian Arcelus (Buddy in Elf, Wicked, Jersey Boys), Marc Kudisch (Three-time Tony Award nominee for 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Meghan McGeary (The Blue Flower at A.R.T.), Joseph Medeiros (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Julia Osborne (National Tour of South Pacific), Graham Rowat (Guys and Dolls), Aaron Serotsky (August: Osage County), and Teal Wicks (Elphaba in Wicked). (more...)

Schreiber & Carpenter Lead GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at 2nd Stage in 2011; Ellis Directs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2010

Second Stage Theatre will present the New York premiere of Rajiv Joseph's (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) Gruesome Playground Injuries featuring Pablo Schreiber and Jennifer Carpenter in 2011, the New York Times reveals today. Scott Ellis will direct. Preview will begin on January 5, 2011, with an opening night scheduled for January 31, 2011. (more...)

KMJ Productions Presents MONETTE: I Love My Life
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2011

KMJ Productions presents the world-premiere new play MONETTE: I Love My Life - a story of truth, joy and learning to love who you are and where you are in that moment - by playwright Kymberle Joseph and directed by Jesse Wooden, Jr. (best known for his award-winning and critically acclaimed productions of MAAFA Suite and Black Nativity). (more...)

KMJ Productions Presents MONETTE: I Love My Life, Previews 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

KMJ Productions presents the world-premiere new play MONETTE: I Love My Life - a story of truth, joy and learning to love who you are and where you are in that moment - by playwright Kymberle Joseph and directed by Jesse Wooden, Jr. (best known for his award-winning and critically acclaimed productions of MAAFA Suite and Black Nativity). (more...)

The Public Theater Extends WILD WITH HAPPY Through November 18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that the acclaimed production of Wild With Happy, written by Colman Domingo and directed by Robert O'Hara, will extend an additional week to Sunday, November 18. (more...)

KMJ Productions Presents MONETTE: I Love My Life, Previews 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

KMJ Productions presents the world-premiere new play MONETTE: I Love My Life - a story of truth, joy and learning to love who you are and where you are in that moment - by playwright Kymberle Joseph and directed by Jesse Wooden, Jr. (best known for his award-winning and critically acclaimed productions of MAAFA Suite and Black Nativity). (more...)

The Public Theater's WILD WITH HAPPY Closes Today, November 18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2012

The Public Theater's acclaimed production of Wild With Happy, written by Colman Domingo and directed by Robert O'Hara, closes today, Sunday, November 18. (more...)

KMJ Productions Presents MONETTE: I Love My Life, Previews 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

KMJ Productions presents the world-premiere new play MONETTE: I Love My Life - a story of truth, joy and learning to love who you are and where you are in that moment - by playwright Kymberle Joseph and directed by Jesse Wooden, Jr. (best known for his award-winning and critically acclaimed productions of MAAFA Suite and Black Nativity). (more...)

KMJ Productions Opens MONETTE: I Love My Life
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

KMJ Productions presents the world-premiere new play MONETTE: I Love My Life - a story of truth, joy and learning to love who you are and where you are in that moment - by playwright Kymberle Joseph and directed by Jesse Wooden, Jr. (best known for his award-winning and critically acclaimed productions of MAAFA Suite and Black Nativity). (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Direct THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Second Stage in Spring 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that Jason Robert Brown's musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS has been added to the company's upcoming 2012-2013 season. The musical, which has not been seen in New York City since its brief off-Broadway run over ten years ago, will be directed by Mr. Brown. (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Justin Bartha, David Wilson Barnes, et al. Set for ALL NEW PEOPLE at Second Stage, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that DAVID WILSON BARNES (Second Stage's hit Becky Shaw), JUSTIN BARTHA (The Hangover, Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor), ANNA CAMP (Second Stage's The Scene, 'True Blood'), and KRYSTEN RITTER (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Second Stage's All This Intimacy) will appear in the world premiere comedy, ALL NEW PEOPLE, written by ZACH BRAFF and directed by PETER DuBOIS. ALL NEW PEOPLE will begin previews on Tuesday, June 28 and officially open on Monday, July 25 at 7:00pm at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). For tickets or more information, please visit www.2ST.com. (more...)

'Partners in Preservation' Selects Helen Hayes Theatre's Second Stage as Finalist; Public Vote thru 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director and Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has been chosen as one of the 40 finalists in this year's Partners in Preservation program, which awards up to $250,000 to the cultural institutions that receive the most votes from its supporters. If selected, Second Stage Theatre will use the grant money to restore the facade of the company's future home, the 100-year old Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. The finalists were presented by celebrity guest Katharine McPhee of NBC's hit "Smash" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, April 26. Second Stage at the Helen Hayes Theatre is the only Broadway theatre selected as a finalist. (more...)

MODERN TERRORISM, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Included in Second Stage's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Following an acclaimed season which included the world premiere of Paul Weitz's Lonely, I'm Not and a critically lauded second staging of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winner, How I Learned To Drive, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced two of the four mainstage productions in the company's upcoming 34th season. For subscription or ticket information, please call the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visit the company's website, www.2ST.com. All productions are staged at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street (just west of Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Zach Braff's ALL NEW PEOPLE to Have World Premiere at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will conclude its 32nd season with the World Premiere of ALL NEW PEOPLE, a new comedy written by Zach Braff. (more...)

Daniel Breaker, Morgan James, et al. to Perform at Second Stage 2012 Gala, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's Spring Gala celebration will honor Corporate Partner American Express, Artist Anna Deavere Smith, and Trustees Tavener Holmes Berry and Bambi Putnam for their extraordinary commitment to the arts and Second Stage on Monday, April 2, 2012 at Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street. (more...)

Zach Braff's ALL NEW PEOPLE to Have World Premiere at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will conclude its 32nd season with the World Premiere of ALL NEW PEOPLE, a new comedy written by Zach Braff. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Paul Weitz, Jim & Ruth Bauer Set for 2nd Stage in 2011-2012
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2011

Following a critically acclaimed season which included the World Premiere of Lynn Nottage's hit comedy, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Second Stage Theatre has announced three of the four mainstage productions in the company's upcoming 33rd season. (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

Jeff Stetson's THE MEETING to Open 1/30 at The Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

The Ensemble Theatre kicks off the new year with the Opening Night and Media Reception for The Meeting by Jeff Stetson and directed by Shirley Marks Whitmore, Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6:30PM. (more...)

Pasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT to Play Second Stage Theatre This Summer; Mantello to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will conclude its 33rd season with the World Premiere of the new musical, DOGFIGHT, featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a book by Peter Duchan and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Winner of the prestigious 2011 Richards Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre, DOGFIGHT will be performed at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street) this summer. Exact dates, casting, and complete creative team will be announced shortly. For more information, please visit www.2ST.com. (more...)

Jeff Stetson's THE MEETING to Open 1/30 at The Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Ensemble Theatre kicks off the new year with the Opening Night and Media Reception for The Meeting by Jeff Stetson and directed by Shirley Marks Whitmore, Today, January 30, 2014, 6:30PM. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Presents THE MEETING by Jeff Stetson, 1/30-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Ensemble Theatre kicks off the new year with the Opening Night and Media Reception for The Meeting by Jeff Stetson and directed by Shirley Marks Whitmore, Today, January 30, 2014, 6:30PM. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse To Present David Mamet's Drama RACE
by Beau Higgins - Jan 22, 2012

David Mamet is a Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, known for his own distinct style of dialogue aptly referred to as "Mamet speak". Mamet also directed the Broadway production of Race, which premiered December 2009 starring James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, and Richard Thomas. Gulfshore Playhouse first hit the Naples scene with a production of David Mamet's Oleanna in 2006. (more...)

Producer, Comedienne Kibibi Dillon Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2012

Off Broadway producer, popular comedienne, actor and director Kibibi Dillon died Tuesday, December 27th as the result of a fatal car crash in Berkeley, CA. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse To Present David Mamet's Drama RACE
by Beau Higgins - Jan 11, 2012

David Mamet is a Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, known for his own distinct style of dialogue aptly referred to as "Mamet speak". Mamet also directed the Broadway production of Race, which premiered December 2009 starring James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, and Richard Thomas. Gulfshore Playhouse first hit the Naples scene with a production of David Mamet's Oleanna in 2006. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Old Globe's SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2012

The Old Globe today announced principal casting for the Globe's 2012 Shakespeare Festival. Craig Noel Award winner Jay Whittaker returns to the Festival for his third consecutive season to appear in the title role of William Shakespeare's Richard III. He will also appear as Oliver in Shakespeare's As You Like It. Also returning to the Festival are Craig Noel Award winner Robert Foxworth and Adrian Sparks, who will take to the courtroom floor as titanic lawyers Henry Drummond and Matthew Harrison Brady, respectively, in the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee classic Inherit the Wind. Foxworth, an Old Globe Associate Artist, will also play Lord Hastings in Richard III, and Sparks will play Lord Mayor of London in Richard III and Corin in As You Like It. Festival veteran Dana Green will star as Rosalind, and Dan Amboyer, new to the Festival stage, will play Orlando, the object of her affections, in As You Like It. Green will also play Queen Elizabeth in Richard III. Amboyer will also be featured as Bertram Cates in Inherit the Wind and the Earl of Richmond in Richard III. Festival newcomer Jacques C. Smith will play Jacques in As You Like It, the Duke of Buckingham in Richard III and Mr. Meeker in Inherit the Wind. Adrian Noble returns for his third outing as Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Festival and will helm As You Like It and Inherit the Wind. Renowned British director Lindsay Posner makes his debut at the Globe with his production of Richard III. Noble recently directed the World Premiere stage version of The King's Speech, which is currently touring England, and Posner's hit revival of Noises Off is currently playing at London's Old Vic and will transfer to the West End in March. The 2012 Shakespeare Festival, performed in repertory in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, runs June 3 - Sept. 30, 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Benjamin Walker, Andy Mientus & More at Second Stage's Bowling Classic- Part One
by Walter McBride - Feb 5, 2013

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic last night, February 4 at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out the first part of photo coverage below. CLICK HERE to check out part 2! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bill Pullman, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More at Second Stage's Bowling Classic- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Feb 5, 2013

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic last night, February 4 at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out the second part of photo coverage below. CLICK HERE to check out part 1! (more...)

Topher Grace & Olivia Thirlby to Lead LONELY, I'M NOT at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2012

TOPHER GRACE and OLIVIA THIRLBY will co-star in Second Stage Theatre's production of Paul Weitz's world premiere comedy, LONELY, I'M NOT, directed by Trip Cullman. Preview performances are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 10 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). The production will officially open on Monday, May 7. For tickets or more information, please visit www.2ST.com. Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

David Garrison Joins Block, Olivo in 2nd Stage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK This Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that DAVID GARRISON will complete the cast of Lynn Nottage's new play, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK. This world premiere comedy will also feature the previously announced STEPHANIE J. BLOCK, DANIEL BREAKER, KIMBERLY HÉBERT GREGORY, KEVIN ISOLA, SANAA LATHAN, and KAREN OLIVO. Directed by Jo Bonney, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK is Ms. Nottage's first play to be produced in New York since she won the Pulitzer Prize for Ruined in 2009. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre to Premiere SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS and THE TALLS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the two world premiere plays which will be presented as part of the company's ninth annual Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series this summer: Michael Mitnick's Sex Lives of Our Parents, directed by Davis McCallum, and Anna Kerrigan's The Talls, directed by Carolyn Cantor. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Norbert Leo Butz, Elizabeth Reaser in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's current season will continue with a new production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned To Drive, directed by Kate Whoriskey and starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser. Currently in previews, the production will officially open on February 13. Check out production shots below! (more...)

Seattle Rep Announces Six New Commissions, Including LIZARD BOY, 'THE LOST BANK', BASKETCASES and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre announced today six commissions that are in development as part of the New Play Program, including an adaptation of Kirsten Grind's bestseller The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual - The Biggest Bank Failure in American History. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's current season continues with a new production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, directed by Kate Whoriskey and starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser. The show opens tonight, and you can get a first look with production highlights below! (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, begins performances tonight, February 11. (more...)

Johnna Adams, Alice Birch, et al. Named Finalists for 2012 Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2012

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, now celebrating its thirty-fourth year. The ten Finalists for the 2011-2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, chosen from over 100 submitted plays, are: (more...)

Grammy Nominee Nelson Gonzalez Joins Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Grammy Award-nominated musician Nelson Gonzalez has joined the creative team of the upcoming Second Stage Theatre production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Mr. Gonzalez, who is widely considered the master of the Cuban Tres guitar, will oversee the production's musical elements and will lead a live band during performances. (more...)

SANCTIFIED Plays The Lincoln Theatre 10/21-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010

Producers Proteus Spann and Pro2Play Productions are pleased to announce the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified. Written by Javon Johnson, with original music by Rollo A. Dilworth, and directed by Derrick Sanders, Sanctified will play the historic Lincoln Theatre for a limited engagement, October 21 through November 14. Casting will be announced next month. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Creates the Donna Perret Rosen Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) announced today the establishment of The Donna Perret Rosen Award, an annual cash prize to be awarded to a promising composer/lyricist. The $10,000 award was established at the off-Broadway company's annual gala to honor Second Stage Theatre trustee Donna Perret Rosen in recognition of her long-standing commitment to young artists and new works. The award will be chosen by Tony Award-winners James Lapine, Susan Stroman, and Jack Viertel. The first 'Donna Award' will be awarded in 2012. (more...)

TRUST Opens at 2nd Stage, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) opens it's latest production, TRUST, starring Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, and Ari Graynor tonight, August 12. TRUST is written by Paul Weitz and directed by Peter DuBois. Mr. Weitz returns to Second Stage Theatre, where his plays Privilege and Show People premiered in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Directed by Peter DuBois, who staged Second Stage's acclaimed production of Becky Shaw, TRUST began previews on Friday, July 23 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street). The production runs through September 5. (more...)

Jan Maxwell Leads WINGS at Second Stage; Previews Begin Oct. 5, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that Tony Award nominee JAN MAXWELL will star in Arthur Kopit's acclaimed play WINGS this fall. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company), WINGS will begin previews at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street) on Tuesday, October 5. The production will officially open on Sunday, October 24. (more...)

'Partners in Preservation' Selects Helen Hayes Theatre's Second Stage as Finalist; Public Vote thru 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director and Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has been chosen as one of the 40 finalists in this year's Partners in Preservation program, which awards up to $250,000 to the cultural institutions that receive the most votes from its supporters. If selected, Second Stage Theatre will use the grant money to restore the facade of the company's future home, the 100-year old Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. The finalists were presented by celebrity guest Katharine McPhee of NBC's hit "Smash" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, April 26. Second Stage at the Helen Hayes Theatre is the only Broadway theatre selected as a finalist. (more...)

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