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Shining the Spotlight on Successful Growth Companies
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

FLCTW is a unique awards program honoring second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace, exhibit innovative products or processes, or otherwise make those companies “worth watching.” (more...)

ON THE VERGE to Play New Repertory Theatre, 5/3-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces ON THE VERGE by Eric Overmyer. Directed by Jim Petosa, ON THE VERGE performs in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. (more...)

New Georges to Present Three World Premieres as Part of JAM ON TOAST Festival, 5/14-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

New Georges will present World Premiere productions by Kate Benson (2014 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission winner), Krista Knight (Salamander Leviathan at Joe's Pub; Clementine and the Cyber Ducks at Incubator Arts Project), and Caroline V. McGraw (2013 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow) as part of The New Georges Jam On Toast, a brand-new festival featuring work by The New Georges Jam, a 'performance gym' for early-career female playwrights and directors founded in 2010 by Lucy Alibar, Jess Chayes, and Portia Krieger. (more...)

UT Theatre & Dance Presents IN THE HEIGHTS, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents the four-time Tony Award winning musical In the Heights, directed by Jerry Ruiz, today, April 9-19, 2014 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THREE SISTERS, Southwark Playhouse, April 8 2014
by Gary Naylor - Apr 9, 2014

Gary Naylor sees Chekhov's classic updated, but diminished, saved by wonderful performances and the Russian's genius. (more...)

Charlotte Wilcox, Joe Benincasa & Joan Marcus to Be Honored with Special Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipients of 2014 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. These honors will be presented at the Tony Honors Cocktail Party, a private cocktail reception, on Monday, June 2nd at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe. The 2014 Tony Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 8th on CBS, and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Christopher Ravenscroft Leads THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBSMITH at Jermyn Street Theatre, Now thru May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Best known for his recurring role as DI Mike Burden in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, accomplished stage, TV and film actor Christopher Ravenscroft teams up with Rhiannon Sommers, acclaimed for her portrayal of Mary Shelley in Bloody Poetry at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2012, for the first ever revival of Arthur Wing Pinero's The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's Gift of Music Gala Sets New Fundraising Record
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) raised a record-setting $1.13 million at its annual Gift of Music gala at The Plaza Hotel on Monday, March 24, 2014. Funds raised at the gala benefit the artistic and Community & Education programs of OSL, one of America's most versatile orchestras, as well as The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York City's first and only space dedicated to classical music rehearsal, recording, and education. (more...)

2013 Tony Awards' Second Screen Honored in 18th Annual Webby Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Tony Awards Second Screen have been selected as an official honoree in the Media & Entertainment category for the 18th Annual Webby Awards.'s Second Screen developed by IBM, Tony Award Productions and Serino Coyne was introduced for the 2013 Tony Awards. The Tonys Second Screen experience was the first-ever ultimate interactive, online companion to the Tony Awards telecast on CBS. On Tony night, viewers were able to visit and enjoy a continuous scroll of content that is synchronized with the awards show, unfolding live on your computer screen, mobile phone, or tablet. Viewers were also able to watch the red carpet and media room live. (more...)

CARDBOARD PIANO BIRD FIRE FLY & THUNDERBODIES Set for Yale's 9th Annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays, Running 5/9-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA presents the ninth annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays, May 9 to 16 at the Iseman Theater (1156 Chapel Street, New Haven). The Festival is comprised of three fully-produced plays by graduating playwrights performed in repertory with twelve performances over eight days. (more...)

Patina Miller, Bryan Cranston, Cherry Jones & More Take Home 2014 IRNE Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Independent Reviewers of New England congratulate the entire greater Boston theater community on another successful year of stellar productions. The 18th Annual IRNE Awards was held on Monday, April 7, with awards in 54 categories in writing, acting, design in all disciplines, and directing. (more...)

CLIF Kit's Organic Launches Gluten-Free Fruit and Seed Bar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

CLIF Kit's Organic introduces Kit's Organic Fruit + Seed, a nutritious snack bar made with all organic fruit and seeds. Kit's Organic Fruit + Seed is the vision of Kit Crawford, owner and co-chief visionary officer of Clif Bar & Company, whose passion for organic farming and kitchen-crafted food inspired this simply delicious bar. Motivated by her own experiences on her family farm and in her kitchen, Kit's Organic Fruit + Seed is made with only a handful of ingredients and no added sugar1. (more...)

Diana Angelina Wins L.A. Weekly Theater Award for REMEMBRANCE at Theatre Forty
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Veteran theatre actress, Diana Angelina has won the L.A. Weekly Theater Award for Best Leading Female Performance for her role in 'Remembrance', a play by Graham Reid at Theatre Forty. The 2014 L.A. Weekly Theater Awards took place last night at Exchange L.A. (more...)

Theater Wit Wins Rights to Chicago Debut of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, Set for Jan 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler has confirmed Theater Wit has secured the exclusive rights to present the Midwest premiere of Anne Washburn's unforgettable new work, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Go Comedy! wants you to live better with its latest original comedy: Better Living through Human Amusements opening April 17 and continuing through June 13. In addition, the theater continues its annual show with the Ferndale Library's Ferndale Reads program, and Michigan's largest improv tournament, BITS, returns April 30. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Jonathan Groff Kicks Off AIDS Walk NY, BLITHE SPIRIT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 8, 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: Jonathan Groff kicks off AIDS Walk New York, BLITHE SPIRIT gets a new edition and more! (more...)

Rita's Italian Ice Introduces STARBURST Orange Italian Ice
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores announced the debut of their newest flavor and co-branded sensation, STARBURST Orange Italian Ice, for a limited time at all locations beginning at Noon today through April 27, 2014. Rita's guests can choose from a selection of over 65 flavors of the famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily, including new STARBURST Orange Italian Ice, which tastes just like the classic popular candy with a juicy burst of orange flavor! (more...)

Zoe Kazan, Cherise Boothe & More to Join Cherry Jones in MTC's WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID; Full Cast Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club has confirmed complete casting for the upcoming world premiere production of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, the new play by Sarah Treem ('House of Cards,' 'In Treatment'), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park). (more...)

Tic Tac Mints Launches To Allow Fans To Customize And Share Virtual Pack
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

SOMERSET, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Tic Tac mints, known for its iconic shape and unique packaging, will offer fans an opportunity to shake things up with the launch of, a microsite that will allow fans to create their own customized virtual packs online.  In an effort to bring to life, the Tic Tac brand will travel to several Spring festivals in the U.S. to further engage fans via the Tic Tac Mints 'My Pack Tour.'  (more...)

Joan and Peter Clemenger Trust to Support Three New MTC Commissions from Australian Playwrights in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Two of Australia's remarkable benefactors of the performing arts and champions of new work, Joan and Peter Clemenger AM, are bringing to 21 the number of Melbourne Theatre Company play commissions they have supported over the past eight years. (more...)

Fiasco Theater Makes DC Debut with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Folger Theatre, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The highly celebrated New York troupe Fiasco Theater will make their Washington, DC debut with their production of William Shakespeare's clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Folger Theatre. Directed by company members Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will play at the Folger from today, April 17 - May 25, 2014. (more...)

force/collision Presents JARMAN (ALL THIS MADDENING BEAUTY), Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

force/collision announces its current performance project, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) will be livestreamed on HowlRound TV on April 20th at 4:00pm. Inspired by queer avant-garde artist, activist and filmmaker, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) invades the mind and artistic aesthetic of Derek Jarman (The Last of England, Sebastiane, The Tempest) to create a poetic and visually dynamic mash-up of video and live performance. This project will premiere in 2014 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Jarman's death. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Go Comedy! wants you to live better with its latest original comedy: Better Living through Human Amusements opening tonight, April 17 and continuing through June 13. In addition, the theater continues its annual show with the Ferndale Library's Ferndale Reads program, and Michigan's largest improv tournament, BITS, returns April 30. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Hailed as 'flat-out funny!' by the Hollywood Reporter, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark makes its Baltimore/DC premiere at Everyman Theatre, running from today, April 16th through May 11th. (more...)

Playwright Nilo Cruz Wins 2014 Greenfield Prize in Drama
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Philadelphia-based Greenfield Foundation have presented Nilo Cruz with the 2014 Greenfield Prize in drama at a celebration dinner in Sarasota, FL. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CLYBOURNE PARK Takes on Political Correctness at Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 16, 2014

Donald Alsedek directs the follow-up to A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Open Stage of Harrisburg. (more...)

TD Bank and First Book Provide Books for Children in Need
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Cherry HILL, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank and First Book a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in underserved communities have partnered to provide children in kindergarten to second grade access to age-appropriate books at home and in their schools through a new program, Banking On Books. First Book works collectively with publishers and schools across the United States to support the 'National Campaign for Grade Level Reading.' TD Bank has committed to supporting this program by providing a $125,000 donation to the nonprofit. (more...)

Bricken Sparacino Announces Solo Show VACATION-ALL I EVER WANTED!, 5/19 - 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This May Bricken and Birch Productions is pleased to present Vacation- All I Ever Wanted!, directed by Lori Kee as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2014. The Festivity will take place May 12 through June 8 at the Paradise Factory. (more...)

Judith Light & Christopher Sieber Will Announce 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees; BroadwayWorld to Live Stream on 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Drama League has announced that Judith Light and Christopher Sieber will announce the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream here at (more...)

Award Winning Activist Releases Bedtime Bible Stories-EXPLICIT!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Award winning activist Joey Kirkman and co-author J.D. Shapiro are proud to announce the release of Bedtime Bible Stories-EXPLICIT! a true, though sometimes comedic take that exposes the ugly side of the Bible. Stamped with a 'Parental Advisory' warning, this wonderfully illustrated compilation contains actual scripture and anecdotal musings about how misguided Christians ignore the horrible truth that the Bible is filled with unspeakable acts of violence and hate that are supposedly God's will. Bedtime Bible Stories - Explicit! exposes the Bible that the Christian fundamentalist do not want to be seen. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek & New Promo for Lifetime's DEVIOUS MAIDS Season 2
by - Apr 15, 2014

Below, get a sneak peek and all-new promo for the show's second season premiere airing Sunday, April 20th at 10/9 c on Lifetime! (more...)

NYMadness to Close 4th Season with Featured Guest David Bar Katz, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

New York Madness closes its fourth season in New York on May 12th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street, with featured guest David Bar Katz. (more...)

The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Mississippi Mud to Present SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS, Begin. 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces its first production in Lido Beach, NY located about 25 miles outside of NYC. The company produces Tennessee Williams' one-acts Moony's Kid Don't Cry, directed by Jen Danby; The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, directed by Daniel Capalbo, Jr, with Miss Danby as Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore, an early sketch of Blanche DuBois; and Interior: Panic, an early sketch of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Edward Bergen and starring Jen Danby and Colleen Leone as sisters Blanche and Grace. Three plays, music, raffles and refreshments. Tickets on sale online @ - $25 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior, $10 Under 18. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of EUGENE ONEGIN Set for NY City Center, 5/29-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Beginning in May, The Cherry Orchard Festival Foundation will hold its 2nd annual International Arts Festival in New York City. The Festival's mission is to introduce and promote global cultural activity and exchange of ideas, aiming to enlighten and engage audiences through performing and visual arts, educational programs and events. Tickets for each of the festival's shows are available at venue ticket box offices and at Group tickets, student discounts, VIP tickets and festival subscription packages are available by calling Festival's office at 1.800.349.0021 or e-mailing (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present THE NORTH POOL, 5/3-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Provocative. Intense. Engrossing. These are all words that have been used to describe Rajiv Joseph's exciting new play THE NORTH POOL, which closes the Playhouse's 2013-14 season May 3 to June 1. The two-person thriller is a riveting psychological drama that promises to keep audiences guessing until its final moments. (more...)

FYI Orders Two New Pilots YOU'RE THE ONE & MARRY ME... TODAY
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

FYI has ordered two hour-long pilots, “You're the One” (working title) and “Marry Me…Today” (working title), it was announced today (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Angela Dicarlo, Marty Thomas to Honor John Cameron Mitchell at THE MEETING*, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 PM with a celebration of the lauded actor, writer and director John Cameron Mitchell just in time for the Broadway debut of his celebrated musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. After a highly-successful season at 54 Below, The Meeting* has returned to its downtown roots this year with shows through May. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The April show will feature special guests Justin Vivian Bond (Tony Award nominated entertainer), Angela DiCarlo (Mad World of Miss Hathaway), Scott Matthew (Shortbus), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Sven Ratzke (Hedwig in Berlin), Paul Dawson & PJ DeBoy (Shortbus), Shane Shane (La MaMa) and Derek Smith (Dixon Place). Tracy Stark serves as Music Director. (more...)

THE MEETING* Hosted by Justin Sayre Makes Los Angeles Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its premiere performance at THE BOOTLEG THEATER tonight, April 11 at 8:00 PM in conjunction with the Tingel Tangel Club. (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. Tickets: $20, $15 for students & seniors. Held at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston 02118. For general information,, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

Richard Dresser's BELOW THE BELT to Open at Westbeth, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Delving into the darkly absurd corners of corporate America and middle-man-purgatory, director Michael Sladek makes his NYC stage debut with a fresh production of Below the Belt by acclaimed playwright, Richard Dresser. Presented by Black Lodge Theater, the work will be staged in the old boiler room of the iconic Westbeth Center for the Arts. (more...)

Links TapRoom Sets New Weekday Lunch Special, Team Trivia Tuesdays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Links TapRoom - an All-American craft beer and sausage focused neighborhood bar from owner/beer director Michael Quinlan and managing partner Cary Michael located at 1559 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park - has just launched a weekday lunch special and Team Trivia Tuesdays. (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque to Present Tribute to 1970's Action TV at Slipper Room, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Cherry Pitz: a burlesque performer barely alive, gentleman we can rebuild her, we have the technology to make the first bionic burlesque dancer, and we can make her better than she was before, better stronger faster. (more...)

Tony Awards Administration Committee to Meet Final Time this Season on April 25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet for the final time this season on April 25 to determine the eligibility for the final productions of the 2013-14 season. The Tony Awards Administration Committee has met three previous times throughout the 2013-2014 season to decide the eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Frank DeCaro Set for Los Angeles Debut of THE MEETING* at The Bootleg Theater, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its premiere performance at THE BOOTLEG THEATER on Friday, April 11 at 8:00 PM in conjunction with the Tingel Tangel Club. After extended runs at 54 Below and Joe's Pub in New York, the show will make its Los Angeles debut with this show. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The show will feature Frank DeCaro as special guest along with the previously-announced Jeff Hiller and Ryan O'Connor. (more...)

Tony Nominee Wilson Milam to Direct THE BEGGAR'S OPERA at UW School of Drama, 4/23-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Wilson Milam, a native of the Seattle area and a Tony-nominated director who has worked nationally and in the United Kingdom, returns to the Seattle area to lead a cast of nineteen UW School of Drama undergraduates in tackling Vaclav Havel's The Beggar's Opera. (more...)

Dancedigital Festival Announced, 4/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

dancedigital, one of the UK's leading dance organisations based in Bedfordshire and Essex, leads the field in the development of technical innovations in choreography and dance. In April, to celebrate the latest achievements and best work of an outstanding group of dance practitioners, the organisation will stage its first digital dance festival in association with the University of Bedfordshire. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Happy Few Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Rehearsals are underway and tickets are now on sale for Happy Few Theatre Company's inaugural production, a seven-person adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It in which every member of the ensemble will play multiple parts. Featuring original music performed by the cast and a modern setting, the production will open at Theaterlab NYC on W. 36th St. tonight, April 10, 2014, with performances running through April 27, 2014. Scroll down to see some pics from rehearsals! (more...)

INTAR Extends ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN with LOOKING's Raul Castillo Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

INTAR today announced that Adoration of the Old Woman by Jose Rivera and directed by Patricia McGregor, starring Raul Castillo (HBO's 'Looking'), Danielle Davenport, Jose Joaquin Perez, Socorro Santiago and Carmen Zilles, will continue through for another week, through April 27th to accommodate overwhelming demand. (more...)

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