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Breaking News: Outer Critics Circle Announces 2015-16 Award Winners - SHE LOVES ME; LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Lead Pack
by BWW Special Coverage - May 9, 2016

Just In! The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2015-16 season in 25 categories. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE INVISIBLE HAND Artists Top 2015 Henry Hewes Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that four theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2015 Awards in a luncheon ceremony, set for the coming fall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Get Up Close and Personal with This Season's Tony Nominees!
by Walter McBride - May 5, 2016

Who really cares about spring? Awards season has arrived- the only time of the year that really matters to Broadway fans everywhere. The 2016 Tony nominees were announced earlier this week, with a record 16 nods going to HAMILTON, and show like SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME and LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT also picking up a considerable amount of recognition. Just yesterday the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, hold yourself over with some beautiful portraits of the nominees as captured by Walter McBride. (more...)

Guerilla Opera to Close Season with World Premiere of BEOWULF
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Guerilla Opera, in conclusion of their ninth season, presents the world premiere of Beowulf with music and libretto by Hannah Lash, stage direction by Andrew Eggert, and scenic design by Julia Noulin-Merat. Lash's Beowulf is a modern-day adaptation of the well know epic poem, in which Beowulf is a doctor caring for his elderly mother and suffering from post-traumatic stresses upon his return from a recent war. He discovers that his mother is being abused by the nursing home staff and removes her, determined to care for her himself. In discussing the opera, composer Hannah Lash said: (more...)

BWW Review: 42ND STREET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - May 4, 2016

Based on Bradford Ropes' 1932 novel as well as Busby Berkeley's 1933 film musical adaptation of the same name, 42nd Street tells the story of famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression. When the star breaks her ankle, a young, small town girl named Peggy Sawyer takes over and becomes a star herself. (more...)

BWW Interview: Best Solo Show Nominee MIKE BIRBIGLIA
by Adrienne Onofri - May 4, 2016

Back at the theater where he broke out with 'Sleepwalk With Me', the actor and stand-up says thank God for jokes. (more...)

2016 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by Caryn Robbins - May 3, 2016

Below, check out how each show fared individually in BWW's list of nominations by show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Live Design Awards to Honor Tony Award Winning Designers Beowulf Boritt, Natasha Katz and More
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 23, 2016

Six awards for excellence in design achievement will be presented to individual designers and design teams by Live Design magazine on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Upper Story by Charlie Palmer in New York City. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Scenic Designer Beowulf Boritt Picks Up His Third Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2016

He filled Studio 54 with water (yes, really!) and now is his being recognized for his ingenuity! Beowulf Borit picked up his third Tony nomination for his brilliant design of Therese Raquin and now he is telling us what the honor means to him! (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre to Present New Chamber Version of GHOST THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The 'nationally regarded' Maine State Music Theatre and Fulton Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of GHOST THE MUSICAL June 8 through June 25. (more...)

VIDEOS: Broadway Bound Musical COME FROM AWAY Releases Teaser For Ford's Theatre Engagement
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

The musical is based on a true story of a small Newfoundland town that came to the aid of thousands stranded on 9/11. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Beowulf Boritt On Creating a River Onstage in THERESE RAQUIN
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2016

Today, Beowulf Boritt speaks exclusively to BWW about the challenges and triumphs of designing an actual river on stage in the beautiful and haunting production of Therese Raquin. (more...)

42ND STREET to Run 4/19-24 at The Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a one week engagement at The Playhouse on Rodney Square with a sparkling new production, April 19-24.  42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

Pipeline Welcomes New Leadership, Sets 8th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Pipeline Theatre Company has announced the addition of Natalie Gershtein, Producing Director, to their leadership team. Gershtein joins Ari Schrier, who has served as the company's Artistic Director since 2012. In this newly created position, Gershtein will work collaboratively with Schrier to oversee the company's strategic and artistic growth, which includes the presentation of the New York premiere of Jason Craig and Dave Malloy's BEARDO in the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Present Two World Premieres in Hannah Lash Composer Portrait
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its Composer Portraits series with Hannah Lash, featuring JACK Quartet, loadbang, and pianist Lisa Moore, on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8 p.m. (more...)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to Play Morrison Center, 5/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Morrison Center is delighted to announce that the national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play May 3-5, 2016 at the Morrison Center in Boise. (more...)

20th Annual IRNE Awards Nominees Are Announced - A.R.T.'s THE GREAT COMET, NICE WORK at Ogunquit, BILLY ELLIOT at NSMT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 20th Annual IRNE Awards, which honors the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brandon Potter and More in ALL THE WAY at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Alley Theatre and Dallas Theater Center's co-production of ALL THE WAY, the Tony Award-winning play about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, starring Brandon Potter in the title role, continues at Dallas Theater Center through this Sunday, March 27, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE MOUNTAINTOP, 'MIDSUMMER' & More Set for Trinity Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

? At an exclusive event last night for subscribers, donors and members of the press, Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the leadership of Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus announced their 2016-2017 season: Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future. (more...)

BWW Review: DTC and Alley Co-Production ALL THE WAY Stuns in Dallas and Houston
by Katricia Lang - Mar 23, 2016

ALL THE WAY opens with blinking blood-red lights, deafening gunshots, vibrant colors in impressionistic soft-focus. Moments later, you can cut the tension with a knife or the crisp, clear black and white projections. From the start, Director Kevin Moriarty establishes that the Dallas Theater Center and Alley Theatre's stunning co-production of Robert Schenkkan's exhilarating political thriller is no documentary or a biopic. (more...)

VIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Explains His Dramatic Run-In With a Mouse
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Comedian Mike Birbiglia stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to talk about his new show THANK GOD FOR JOKES, and a recent dramatic run-in with a mouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alison Luff, Jeremy Hays, and More in LOCH LOMOND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Jeff Whiting (Bullets Over Broadway) directs LOCH LOMOND starring Jeremy Hays (Phantom), Alison Luff(Matilda, Wicked), Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked), and Perry Sherman (Fun Home) in a new musical that brings to life the most famous lyrics of all time: 'You take the high road and I'll take the low road.' (more...)

National Tour of ANNIE Gets Heckled at DC's National Theatre
by Louisa Brady - Mar 19, 2016

According to the Washington Post, the national touring cast of ANNIE got heckled this week at DC's National Theatre. The heckler attended the show Tuesday night, and is said to have yelled, 'That was terrible!' from his seat, following the number 'We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover.' There were no reported reactions from the cast or the other audience members during the incident. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE Brings Her Smile To The National Theatre
by Ellen Burns - Mar 17, 2016

That perennially adorable optimist Annie, and her fellow orphans have landed at Washington's National Theatre, and they're bringing the cute. Seriously folks, the show has real dogs, talented kids, a heartwarming story, and songs you know well (whether you like them or not might be another issue, of course). There's an impressive Beowulf Boritt set that makes good use of the height of the National's stage, and frequent set changes, refreshing for a touring production (which are often more spare for logistical reasons). And it's always a treat to have a live orchestra, a true overture and Act II musical introduction, and a troupe of excellent voices. (more...)

Junction Theatre to Present West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Junction Theatre will present the West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET, a critically acclaimed play written by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Benjamin Pohlmeier, to be presented at Atwater Playhouse, 3191 Castitas Avenue, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90039, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., March 26 - April 30, 2016. Tickets can be purchased by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006, or online at http://redvelvet.brownpapertickets.com. General Admission is $25 per person; Students, Seniors and Veterans are $20 per person; and Groups of 10 or more $15 per person. To learn more, please visit www.thejunctiontheatre.org and http://atwaterplayhouse.com/ (more...)

Tron Theatre Launches Mayfesto 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

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Cast Announced for IN THE SECRET SEA Off-Broadway, Directed by Martin Charnin
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Full casting was announced today for In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony Award© winner Martin Charnin (Annie). The cast will feature Shelly Burch (original company of Nine, 'One Life to Live'), Paul Carlin (Temporal Powers at the Mint), Malachy Cleary (The Field at Irish Repertory Theatre), Glynnis O'Connor (TV's Our Town, 'The Boy in the Plastic Bubble'), and Adam Petherbridge (Da at Irish Repertory Theatre). (more...)

Alison Luff, Jeremy Hays & More Featured in LOCH LOMOND Helmed By Jeff Whiting
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

Jeff Whiting (Bullets Over Broadway) directs LOCH LOMOND starring Jeremy Hays (Phantom), Alison Luff (Matilda, Wicked), Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked), and Perry Sherman (Fun Home) in a new musical that brings to life the most famous lyrics of all time: 'You take the high road and I'll take the low road.' (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Will Return to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its second smash year, returns to the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement, November 9-13, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

VIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Talks off-Broadway Show THANK GOD FOR JOKES on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Mike Birbiglia talked about his new off-Broadway show THANK GOD FOR JOKES and explained why he is suspicious of Rachel Maddow's excuse for being arrested. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: BEOWULF: THE BLOCKBUSTER Will Move You Deeply
by Barry Lenny - Feb 24, 2016

Make sure that this is on your list of Fringe events this year. (more...)

FLY, Inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen, Coming to New Victory Theater This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

From training to combat, experience the anguish, fears and triumphs of a brotherhood who fought for freedom abroad -- and at home. FLY, directed by Ricardo Khan, co-founder and former artistic director of Crossroads Theatre Company, and choreographed by Hope Clarke (A Free Man of Color; Jelly's Last Jam; Caroline, or Change) and Omar Edwards (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk), tells the heroic tale of the Tuskegee Airmen through the eyes of four courageous young men. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THANK GOD FOR JOKES Extends Run Through 5/29
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 22, 2016

On the heels of a heavenly opening week and rave reviews, MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THANK GOD FOR JOKES will extend through May 29, 2016 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street). The latest one-man show written and performed by Mike Birbiglia and directed by Seth Barrish will run for an additional 3 months with 7 performances per week (Weds-Sun).  (more...)

Lisa Bonet Joins Hit Showtime Drama RAY DONOVAN for Season-Long Story Arc
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Emmy nominee Lisa Bonet will guest star in a season-long arc on the fourth season of the hit SHOWTIME drama series RAY DONOVAN. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL at Paper Mill is Sensational
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 17, 2016

'A Bronx Tale: The Musical' at Paper Mill Playhouse is a sensational new musical theater piece. It will be on the Millburn stage through March 6th. Co-directed by Jerry Zaks and Robert DeNiro, the book is by Chazz Palminteri based on his real-life experiences as a youth. With music by Alan Menken with lyrics by Glenn Slater and choreography by Sergio Trujillo, the all-star cast delivers exceptional performances. (more...)

September 11th Musical COME FROM AWAY Will Take Broadway Bow in 2017 After Runs in DC and Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical Come From Away will premiere on Broadway in the spring of 2017 at a theatre to be announced following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre as part of their 2016-2017 season from Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 9, 2016, and in Toronto as part of the Mirvish Theatre's 2016-2017 Subscription Series from Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017, at a Mirvish Theatre to be announced. (more...)

A.R.T. & OBERON to Present the TEAM's ROOSEVELVIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and OBERON are pleased to present the TEAM's RoosevElvis, created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristein Sieh with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider, and Nick Vaughan, directed by Rachel Chavkin. The production runs May 6-29 at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Esquire Network Announces April 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Esquire Network announces its April 2016 Programming Highlights *Subject to change (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from IN THE SECRET SEA; Now Playing at the Beckett Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2016

In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony Award© winner Martin Charnin (Annie), is now playing in a limited five-week-only engagement through May 21 only at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9thand 10th Avenues). The production opened on Thursday, April 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IN THE SECRET SEA, Directed by Martin Charnin at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony Award winner Martin Charnin (Annie), is currently playing a five-week-only limited engagement at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row. Opening night is this Thursday, April 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Award Season Begins! AMERICAN PSYCHO and SHE LOVES ME Lead the Pack with Outer Critics Circle Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Just this morning, Something Rotten and Spotlight star Brian d'Arcy James along with this season's break-out and genuflecting sensation Jennifer Simard from Broadway's Disaster announced the The Outer Critics Circle nominees for the 2015-16 season from New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street.)  Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. (more...)

Cate Ryan's IN THE SECRET SEA Begins Tonight at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Performances begin tonight for In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony Award© winner Martin Charnin (Annie). The five-week-only limited engagement is set to open Thursday, April 21 at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

42ND STREET Tour Coming to EJ Thomas Hall, 5/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

?The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a limited two-night engagement at E.J. Thomas Hall with a sparkling new production, May 10-11, the final performances of the 2015-16 Broadway in Akron season.  42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

BWW Review: FLY at Crossroads Through 4/17 is Brilliant Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 12, 2016

'FLY' is on the Crossroads Theater Stage through April 17th. Written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, directed by Khan and choreographed by Hope Clarke, this must-see production is brilliant. (more...)

Guerilla Opera Presents New Operas at the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 Guerilla Opera's residency with New Music Brandeis at Brandeis University culminates in a semi-staged performance of short chamber operas by Brandeis University graduate composers in collaboration with creative writing students. This performance is during the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts in Slosberg Hall at Brandeis University and is made possible by the Brandeis Arts Council. Admission to this performance is free. Visithttp://www.brandeis.edu/arts/festival/index.html for more information on the festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FLY at Crossroads Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

FLY, the soaring tale of the first African American Army Air Corp pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, returns in April to Crossroads Theatre Company where it premiered seven years ago, culminating a bicoastal tour of the critically acclaimed production. (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (more...)

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