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Set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York in September 1937, this coming of age comedy focuses, thru the eyes of its narrator, 15-year old Eugene Morris Jerome, writer-to-be and alternately perplexed and perceptive observer and guide, on life with the Jerome family. Eugene is a Polish Jewish American teenager who experiences puberty, sexual awakening and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his Depression-era family. Eugene, his parents, Kate and Jack, and his brother Stanley have shared their home for the last three years with Kate's sister Blanche and her two daughters Nora and Laurie since the death of their father. This extended family is troubled by illness, unemployment, poverty, deep resentments and foreboding signs of World War II, but as portrayed by Neil Simon, their lives are neither miserable or pitiful. The family meets their challenges with innocence, dignity, warmth, vigor and spirit, showing that life, at once humorous and poignant, is something to celebrate by all. "Simultaneously poignant and funny. An outstanding show!" - Variety. "A hilarious comedy... A delightful and enriching experience." -CBS-TV

'Always Something Left to Love...' Meet the Full Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 7, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow night, Saturday, March 8, for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Repertory East Playhouse Stages BILOXI BLUES, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

The Repertory East Playhouse has announced that it will continue Season TEN with Neil Simon's award winning comedy Biloxi Blues, sponsored by Ihop of Saugus and Canyon Country and Richard and Marian Sandnes. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS at TOCAP Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The American Dream takes on a Latin Beat, as Cabrillo Music Theatre will present the regional professional premiers of this 'new classic' - the multi-Tony-winning Best Musical of 2008, IN THE HEIGHTS. IN THE HEIGHTS fuses contemporary music with timeless family struggles, and its' warmth, humor and joyful message resonates with all ages. IN THE HEIGHTS opens tonight, March 28, 2014, playing until Sunday, April 6th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts July 18-25, 2014. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct three programs, July 18-20, featuring works by composers for whom he has advocated during his tenure, ranging from Nielsen to The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse. The other Philharmonic concerts will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey (July 23 and 25) and Ted Sperling (July 24), and will feature works by Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Loesser, among others. (more...)

ALL MY SONS, DIVIDING THE ESTATE & More Set for Raven Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Raven Theatre's 32nd Season, under the theme 'Family Business,' will include four plays exploring the nature of family ties, according to Producing Artistic Director Michael Menendian and Co-Artistic Director JoAnn Montemurro. (more...)

IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Comes to 54 Below, Includes Lesli Margherita, Chip Zien, & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, March 21, 2014 - Maybe This Time! CABARET Revival Begins Tonight, LES MIS Opens Sunday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 21, 2014

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: CABARET begins previews tonight, Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block are set to sing with The New York Pops, and looking ahead to Sunday, LES MIS returns to Broadway! (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Teams Up With Marquette University For LEND ME A TENOR, 4/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, April 10-27, 2014. This production is a collaboration with the Marquette University Theatre Department with several students, alumni and faculty filling roles both onstage and on the creative team. Ken Ludwig's LEND ME A TENOR performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Maggie Cain, Will Kiley, and More Star in Raven Theatre's GOOD BOYS AND TRUE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Raven Theatre presents Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Good Boys and True (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...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances tomorrow, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Scroll down to learn more about the Bullets Over Broadway company, and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Fox Valley Rep to Open 2014 Season With NUNSENSE, 1/16-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Fox Valley Repertory opens their 2014 theater series with Dan Goggin's international hit like nun-other, Nunsense. Directed and choreographed by Brigitte Ditmars with music direction by Jeffrey Poindexter, performances will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage January 16 - March 9, 2014. (more...)

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD to Begin Previews 2/4 at Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Raven Theatre will present THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, by J.M. Synge, and directed by Michael Menedian. The show will begin previews on Feb. 4, and continue through Feb. 9, with ticket prices at $22. Opening night is set for Feb. 10, and the show wil run through April 5, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm Tickets $36, $15 for students, teachers and military personnel, $5 discount for seniors (more...)

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS Set for Canton Town Hall, Begin. 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Under the direction of Bloomfield's Chris Bushey, Brighton Beach Memoirs will be performed February 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 8:00pm, and February 9 & 16 at 2:00pm, at the Canton Town Hall (4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT). Tickets are $25, and may be purchased online at www.FVStage.org. (more...)

Dick Latessa to Join Zach Grenier and Genevieve Angelson in GLORIA Benefit Reading at Playwrights Horizons, 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

The Wild Root Company, a new production endeavor committed to developing new works from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, announced today full casting and creative team for its one-night-only benefit reading of Gloria, a brand new screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Beautiful and Damned. All profits raised from the evening, which will take place at The Mainstage at Playwrights Horizons on Monday January 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm, will go to the Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBTQ Youth. Broadway legend, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Dick Latessa (Broadway's The Lyons, Promises, Promises, Brighton Beach Memoirs) will star in the reading directed by two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (Restoration Comedy, These Seven Sicknesses). (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Maggie Cain, Will Kiley, and More to Star in Raven Theatre's GOOD BOYS AND TRUE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Raven Theatre has announced the cast for their upcoming production of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Good Boys and True. (more...)

Centaur Theatre to Debut Arthur Holden's THE BOOK OF BOB, Feb 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Centaur Theatre presents the world premiere of Arthur Holden's The Book of Bob, a witty and moving contemporary retelling of the Book of Job. (more...)

Fox Valley Rep Opens 2014 Season With NUNSENSE, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Fox Valley Repertory opens their 2014 theater series with Dan Goggin's international hit like nun-other, Nunsense. Directed and choreographed by Brigitte Ditmars with music direction by Jeffrey Poindexter, performances will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage tonight, January 16 - March 9, 2014. (more...)

2013 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards Winners Announced - Amy Miller Brennan Wins for RUTHLESS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Miami winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Photo Flash: Wild Root's GLORIA Staged Reading with Dick Latessa, Zach Grenier & Genevieve Angelson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The Wild Root Company, a new production endeavor committed to developing and presenting new works of theatre and film from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, presented a successful one-night-only benefit reading of Gloria, a brand new screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Beautiful and Damned at The Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons on Monday January 6, 2014. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Connecticut (more...)

Jessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More Star in STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons; Previews Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere production of STAGE KISS, a new play marking the eagerly-awaited return of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room...) to the theater company. Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar at PH; the current Marie Antoinette, Orlando, The Scene, Luck of the Irish), the production begins previews this evening, February 7 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Sunday, March 2 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, March 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS Set for Canton Town Hall, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Under the direction of Bloomfield's Chris Bushey, Brighton Beach Memoirs will be performed tonight, February 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 8:00pm, and February 9 & 16 at 2:00pm, at the Canton Town Hall (4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT). Tickets are $25, and may be purchased online at www.FVStage.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Farmington Valley Stage's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Take two families, put them in cramped conditions under one roof during the Great Depression and what do you get? Brighton Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon's award-winning blend of comedy and conflict, which will be produced by Farmington Valley Stage Company this February! Winner of the New York Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Play 1983. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Centaur Theatre Debuts Arthur Holden's THE BOOK OF BOB Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Centaur Theatre presents the world premiere of Arthur Holden's The Book of Bob, a witty and moving contemporary retelling of the Book of Job. (more...)

Tickets to Rhonda Shear's COMEDY PJ PARTY at Mahaffey Theater Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Comedian and underwear designer Rhonda Shear and four of her best friends present the 'world's funniest' and most fun 'dress up or dress down' pajama party at The Mahaffey Theater on Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m.! You're invited to wear your best, most comfortable or favorite jammies to the party, and you might win a fabulous prize! (more...)

Hunter Foster, Katie Finneran & More Set for IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE at 54 Below, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Connecticut (more...)

Repertory East Playhouse to Stage BILOXI BLUES, 3/7-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Repertory East Playhouse has announced that it will continue Season TEN with Neil Simon's award winning comedy Biloxi Blues, sponsored by Ihop of Saugus and Canyon Country and Richard and Marian Sandnes. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Connecticut (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre to Present Regional Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS at TOCAP, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The American Dream takes on a Latin Beat, as Cabrillo Music Theatre will present the regional professional premiers of this "new classic" - the multi-Tony-winning Best Musical of 2008, IN THE HEIGHTS. IN THE HEIGHTS fuses contemporary music with timeless family struggles, and its' warmth, humor and joyful message resonates with all ages. IN THE HEIGHTS opens on Friday, March 28, 2014, playing until Sunday, April 6th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Breaking News: Santino Fontana & Tony Shalhoub to BOTH Play 'Moss Hart' in Upcoming ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) has announced that actors Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub will both be featured as the legendary writer/director Moss Hart at different stages of his life in its upcoming production of ACT ONE, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production, which will also feature a third actor who will play Mr. Hart as a young boy, is scheduled to begin previews Thursday, March 20 and open onThursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

BroadwayWorld Central PA Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Tim Riggs Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Central Pennsylvania! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already,tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Miami Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Laura Turnbull Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Miami! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Central PA Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Tim Riggs Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Central Pennsylvania! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already,tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Miami Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Antonio Amadeo Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Miami! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

LCT's Platform Series Continues with DOMESTICATED's Laurie Metcalf & Jeff Goldblum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season tonight, December 19 at 6pm with JEFF GOLDBLUM and LAURIE METCALF the stars of LCT's current Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater production of DOMESTICATED, the new play by Bruce Norris, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. DOMESTICATED, which opened on Monday, November 4, is running through Sunday, January 5. (more...)

Miami Heats Up the Awards Update 12/15 - Tim Amy Miller Brennan in the Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

Voting is now underway for Miami! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Central PA Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/13 - Emily Falvey Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for Central Pennsylvania! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already,tell your friends. (more...)

PA Playhouse Presents ALMOST, MAINE, to Close 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

As we enter the holiday season theatre companies look for plays that fit the spirit of the time. Many familiar shows are warmly received by the public to get them in the holiday mood. Though Almost, Maine is not specifically a holiday play, it will certainly get you in the mood for the times. After all, the most important aspect of the season is not about gifts and parties but about connecting on a human level with our fellow human beings. Almost, Maine does just that. (more...)

Repertory East Playhouse to Stage BILOXI BLUES, 3/7-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The Repertory East Playhouse has announced that it will continue Season TEN with Neil Simon's award winning comedy Biloxi Blues, sponsored by Ihop of Saugus and Canyon Country and Richard and Marian Sandnes. (more...)

Geva Closes 2013-14 Mainstage Season with Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE, 4/22-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Geva Theatre Center' 41st Mainstage Season concludes with Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Directed by John Miller-Stephany, and with a cast led by Tony Award- winner Michael McGrath and Broadway veteran Noah Racey, this classic comedy begins performances on April 22 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 18. (more...)

Prince George's Little Theatre to Present THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, 5/2-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Prince George's Little Theatre will present Ken Ludwig's ingenious "The Fox on the Fairway" at the Bowie Playhouse at White Marsh May 2-18. The performances on Friday and Saturday evenings May 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17 are at 8 p.m. The Sunday May 4, 11, and 18 performances are 2 p.m. matinees. Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors and those 18 and under). For more information, call 301-937-7458. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 16, 2014

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: OF MICE AND MEN, starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

Ty Olwin, Will Casey & More to Star in Raven's VIEUX CARRE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Complete casting has been announced for Raven's revival of this later play by Tennessee Williams that was 'rediscovered' in acclaimed productions in London and New York. An autobiographical play that Williams first began writing around the time he started The Glass Menagerie, it concerns a young writer who in 1938 moves to a ramshackle French Quarter rooming house that's home to an assortment of desperate and eccentric characters. The New York Times said Vieux Carre is, along with The Glass Menagerie, Williams' other autobiographical memory play, one of two 'critical bookends' to Williams' career. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present LOST IN YONKERS, 5/2-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, directed by Devon de Mayo. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 2 - June 8, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, May 9, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Teams Up With Marquette University For LEND ME A TENOR, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, today, April 10-27, 2014. (more...)

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