PIG FARM Announces Full Cast - Dan Fredenburgh, Erik Odom, Charlotte Parry and More; Oct. 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Dan Fredenburgh (Tom), Erik Odom (Tim), Charlotte Parry (Tina) and Stephen Tompkinson (Teddy) comprise the full cast for Pig Farm, running at the St. James Theatre from 21 October until 21 November, with press night on 28 October.  Written by Tony Award® winningUrinetown The Musical writer Greg Kotis, Pig farm is being directed by Katharine Farmer, with design by Carla Goodman, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by John Leonard, fights by Malcolm Ranson and casting by Kate Plantin CDG. (more...)

OUR MUTUAL FRIEND Musical Staged Readings Set for 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Our Mutual Friend, A New Musical based on Charles Dickens' final novel with music and lyrics by Larry Gelb and book adapted by Elizabeth and Larry Gelb will be performed in Staged Reading format featuring the composer at the piano, with bass (Myles Sloniker) and drums (Daniel Rabinow) at Actors' Temple Theater on Monday October 19th at 2PM and 7PM.Mark Harborth directs. The cast includes Matthew Amira* (The Most Happy Fella at Goodspeed), Mark Blowers, Kathryn Boswell* (Gigi on Broadway), Kyle Bradford, Jamie Buxton*(Me and My Girl at Reagle Theatre), Joseph Cassese*,James Patterson* (Beauty and the Beast on Broadway), Erika Person* (Iolanthe at City Center), Matthew Wages* (The Pirates of Penzance at City Center), Nicholas Wuehrmann*, Elizabeth Urbanczyk and Jacob Voight. (*Member of Actors' Equity) (more...)

Broadway Philadelphia to Stage MATILDA at Kimmel Center This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Broadway Philadelphia presents TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, at the Kimmel Center's Academy of Music November 17-29, 2015. (more...)

KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Sets 2016 Return Date!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The 2016 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY National Ambassadors Kelli O'Hara and Marlee Matlin today announced that the 20th Kids' Night on Broadway will take place in New York City on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:30am. (more...)

Joanna Miles and David Selby Lead FRONT DOOR OPEN at Greenway Court This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance continues their season of world premieres with FRONT DOOR OPEN, a drama written by veteran playwright Tom Baum, directed by acclaimed theater and television director Asaad Kelada. There will be two preview performances on November 11 and 12 at 8:00 pm with opening night set for Friday, November 13 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara and Marlee Matlin Named 2016 Kids' Night on Broadway National Ambassadors
by Nora Dominick - Oct 22, 2015

The Broadway League announced today that Kelli O'Hara and Marlee Matlin will serve as the 2016 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY® National Ambassadors. (more...)

PIG FARM, Starring Dan Fredenburgh, Erik Odom, Charlotte Parry and More, Begins Tonight at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Dan Fredenburgh (Tom), Erik Odom (Tim), Charlotte Parry (Tina) and Stephen Tompkinson (Teddy) comprise the full cast for Pig Farm, running at the St. James Theatre from tonight 21 October until 21 November, with press night on 28 October. (more...)

Jeffry Denman and Joey Sorge to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's WHITE CHRISTMAS in Portsmouth
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Two Broadway veterans are slated to star in the upcoming Ogunquit Playhouse production of the beloved holiday classic WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, December 9 to 20. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Playwright Mark Medoff Visits SPRING AWAKENING
by Michael Dale - Nov 28, 2015

SPRING AWAKENING star Marlee Matlin won a Best Actress Oscar for starring in the film version of Medoff's Children of a Lesser God. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Portrait of SPRING AWAKENING's Marlee Matlin
by Walter McBride - Nov 25, 2015

Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Marlee Matlin, currently making her Broadway debut in the acclaimed Deaf West Theatre production of Spring Awakening, was just honored with one of Sardi's legendary portraits.BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway Philadelphia Welcomes MATILDA to Kimmel Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Broadway Philadelphia presents TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, at the Kimmel Center's Academy of Music tonight, November 17-29, 2015. (more...)

Joanna Miles and David Selby Lead FRONT DOOR OPEN, Beginning Tonight at Greenway Court
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance continues their season of world premieres with FRONT DOOR OPEN, a drama written by veteran playwright Tom Baum, directed by acclaimed theater and television director Asaad Kelada. There will be two preview performances tonight and tomorrow, November 11 and 12 at 8:00 pm with opening night set for Friday, November 13 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews: John Rubinstein of PIPPIN National Tour (and the Original Broadway Cast)
by Jeffrey Karasarides - May 4, 2015

The circus is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from May 12th-17th in the form of the national touring production of the Tony Award-Winning revival of Pippin! In this national tour happens to be John Rubinstein, who originated the title role in the orginal Broadway production back in 1972. Now he plays Pippin's father Charlemagne, a role originated on Broadway by Eric Berry, and more recently in the 2013 Broadway revival Three-Time Tony Nominee by Terrence Mann. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference Honors Gordon Davidson and Judy Ovitz at TOWN & COUNTRY Gala Today
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) launches its 18th season with a benefit gala themed 'Town & Country' today, May 2, 3:00 pm, in Ojai, CA. Honoring Gordon Davidson for his decades of leadership in new play development in Los Angeles, and Judy Ovitz, an invaluable patron of the arts and OPC leader, the Benefit helps to fund the development of compelling new works for the American theatre. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig Will Receive Honorary Doctorate from SUNY Oneonta
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Hal Luftig will receive an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, SUNY Oneonta, tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, when Luftig will also address the graduating Class of 2016 at Commencement. (more...)

National Theatre of the Deaf Co-Founder Audree Norton Dies at 88
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Audree Norton, a trailblazing deaf actress who was a founder of The National Theatre of the Deaf, passed away on April 22, 2015. She was 88. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 3/29/2015
by BWW - Mar 29, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/29/2015 for Albuquerque (more...)

Who Will Win the 2015 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 6, 2015

The 69th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 7th at 8/9c hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long award season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oh, It's Time to Start Living! PIPPIN Dances in to Fisher Theatre Thru June 21
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 15, 2015

'What is my purpose in life?' is a question asked by many people as they ponder the reasons for their existence. Finding one's raison d'etre could be the ever-elusive challenge, and should you never discover it, you are in good company. It is an existential question that lingers eternally for people who really want to have a life that matters. Now on stage at The Fisher Theatre is the musical PIPPIN, the tale of existential woe. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

Musical Theatre West's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Musical Theatre West (MTW) is Singin' in the Rain runs July 10-26 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.  Featuring all of the beloved songs, splashy dance numbers, and comedic antics, this two-time Tony nominated musical delivers the best of the beloved film, live on stage.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/21/2015 - 7/28/2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/21/2015 - 7/28/2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Timothy Patrick Finnegan
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jul 23, 2016

BWW Interviews: Actor Timothy Patrick Finnegan (more...)

Ahead of Her First Broadway Bow, Meet SPRING AWAKENING's Oscar-Winning Star Marlee Matlin
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 21, 2015

As BroadwayWorld first reported this morning, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress Marlee Matlin will make her Broadway debut this fall in the upcoming revival of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's beloved musical Spring Awakening as the 'Adult Woman'. In honor of the big news, BWW brings you a look back at some of the highlights from Matlin's career! (more...)

Oscar Winner Marlee Matlin Will Make Broadway Debut in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Academy and Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God, 'The West Wing,' 'Switched at Birth') will make her Broadway debut in the upcoming production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Musical Theatre West's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Musical Theatre West (MTW) is Singin' in the Rain runs tonight, July 10, through July 26 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Featuring all of the beloved songs, splashy dance numbers, and comedic antics, this two-time Tony nominated musical delivers the best of the beloved film, live on stage. (more...)

Tony Winner Mark Medoff's New Marilyn Monroe Play Gets Readings at Birdland This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Rob Hinderliter and Dominick LaRuffa, Jr. of R&D Theatricals (All the Way, Deaf West's Spring Awakening, An American In Paris) in association with Dennis D'Amico (NOVA, the classical music of Sir Paul McCartney) are presenting an invitation-only reading of Marilee & Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess today and tomorrow, January 21st & 22nd, at New York City's iconic Birdland Jazz Club, following its critically acclaimed run in Las Cruces, NM, this past fall. (more...)

Tony Winner Mark Medoff's New Marilyn Monroe Play to Receive Readings at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Rob Hinderliter and Dominick LaRuffa, Jr. of R&D Theatricals (All the Way, Deaf West's Spring Awakening, An American In Paris) in association with Dennis D'Amico (NOVA, the classical music of Sir Paul McCartney) announced today that they are presenting an invitation-only reading of Marilee & Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess on January 21st & 22nd at New York City's iconic Birdland Jazz Club, following it's critically acclaimed run in Las Cruces, NM, this past fall. (more...)

Marlee Matlin Talks Performing with Lady Gaga at Super Bowl, Return to Theater & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Matlin speaks with ET about the thrilling pre-Super Bowl experience and her recent starring role in Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING. (more...)

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Sings the National Anthem at SUPER BOWL 50, Marlee Matlin Signs
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2016

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Lady Gaga sang the National Anthem at tonight's Super Bowl 50, dressed in an all-American red suit and American flag heels. Also on the field was Marlee Matlin, who signed the whole song. Check out the full performance below! (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING's Marlee Matlin to Sign National Anthem at SUPER BOWL 50
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Oscar winner and recent star of Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING, Marlee Matlin will perform the National Anthem in American Sign Language on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf during SUPER BOWL 50's pre-game events. (more...)

Garden Theatre to Stage Central Florida Regional Premiere of THE WHALE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The Garden Theatre is proud to present Beth Marshall Presents' production of The Whale showing March 18 - April 3, 2016. The Whale, a Central Florida regional premiere, is sponsored by Insight Credit Union. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015
by - Dec 31, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Music Hall & Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse are pleased to announce four Broadway veterans to star in the beloved holiday classic White Christmas at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, December 9 to 20. Jeffry Denman will reprise his role as Phil Davis, which he played to critical acclaim on Broadway, Joey Sorge will play Bob Wallace, Kate Loprest debuts as Betty Haynes, and Vanessa Sonon plays Judy Haynes in this heartwarming musical adaptation that features the book by David Ives and Paul Blake and seventeen Irving Berlin songs including 'Blue Skies,' 'Sisters,' 'Count Your Blessings,' and the perennial favorite, 'White Christmas.' (more...)

NO ORDINARY HERO Now On iTunes,On Demand & Amazon; Coming to DVD 8/18
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

Mariposa Creativity presents “No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie,' director Troy Kotsur's empathic, beautifully executed and landmark debut feature. (more...)

NO ORDINARY HERO, Starring Marlee Matlin and John Maucere, to Hit DVD This Month
by Movies News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Mariposa Creativity presents “No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie.” Director Troy Kotsur's empathic, beautifully executed and landmark debut feature just opened on August 4 on iTunes, Amazon and all VOD platforms, and will open on August 18 on DVD from Mariposa Creativity. (more...)

Signs of the Times- A History of SPRING AWAKENING's Deaf West Theatre on Broadway and Beyond!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 22, 2015

'Theatre for the deaf? On Broadway?' It's a question that many theatre fans have asked since July 7, when official word came that Deaf West Theatre's production of Spring Awakening would land on Broadway this fall. The upcoming production, which will run September 8 through January 9 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, will sound the same to fans of the 2006 Tony-winning musical, but it will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language by a cast of 27. Wait...what? That's right- this production, which marks the first Broadway revival of the show since it closed in 2009, comes complete with ASL, and though the concept seems revolutionary, this is far from the first time that it has been done (and has worked). Let's review: (more...)

NO ORDINARY HERO, Starring Marlee Matlin and John Maucere, Hits DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Mariposa Creativity presents 'No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie.' Director Troy Kotsur's empathic, beautifully executed and landmark debut feature just opened on August 4 on iTunes, Amazon and all VOD platforms, and will open today, August 18 on DVD from Mariposa Creativity. (more...)

NO ORDINARY HERO Comes to DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Mariposa Creativity presents “No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie,' director Troy Kotsur's empathic, beautifully executed and landmark debut feature. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference to Honor Gordon Davidson and Judy Ovitz at TOWN & COUNTRY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) launches its 18th season with a benefit gala themed 'Town & Country' on Saturday, May 2, 3:00 pm, in Ojai, CA. Honoring Gordon Davidson for his decades of leadership in new play development in Los Angeles, and Judy Ovitz, an invaluable patron of the arts and OPC leader, the Benefit helps to fund the development of compelling new works for the American theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 4/05/2015
by BWW - Apr 5, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/05/2015 for Albuquerque (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Actors Produce Short Film 2015 Disability Film Challenge
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

"Sent By Hand" a new original short film, written and produced by Stanley Bahorek (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Amazing Grace,"Boardwalk Empire") in association with EUMEUS NYC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 4/19/2015
by BWW - Apr 19, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/19/2015 for Albuquerque (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 4/12/2015
by BWW - Apr 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/12/2015 for Albuquerque (more...)

BWW Interview: Deborah Nowinski, Founding Artistic Director of Dionysus Theatre, Talks 'Inclusion Theatre'
by Katricia Lang - Apr 11, 2016

HAMILTON proves that ethnically and culturally diverse casts can produce smash hits. However, before the performing arts community can pat herself on the back for being so accepting, she should turn her head to the right. All too often, inclusive theater excludes theater artists with disabilities. Dionysus Theatre founding artistic director Deborah Nowinski has spent decades pushing back against the mixture of prejudice and apathy that makes this so. Below, Nowinksi talks with BroadwayWorld about a most recent effort-her guidebook for educators and instructors seeking to create ability diverse casts- 'Your Role in Inclusion Theatre' and much, much more. (more...)

Tavis Smiley, Kenny Leon Adapting Maya Angelou Memoir for the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

According to the Associated Press, Tavis Smiley is teaming with Kenny Leon to adapt his memoir MY JOURNEY WITH MAYA into a stage play. (more...)

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