WHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? Gets Off-Broadway Revival This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Winner of the Obie Award in 1962, Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy gave his blessings on the upcoming revival of his play WHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? before his recent passing, saying, 'Your persistence is flattering and wins my approval.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/15/2015 - PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, SHERLOCK, NAMT and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 15, 2015

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: PERFECT ARRANGEMENT opens off-Broadway, David Arquette takes SHERLOCK on tour, NAMT kicks off and more! (more...)

Collider Theater's LOVE, SEX AND DEATH IN THE AMAZON Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Collider Theater presents the world premiere production of LOVE, SEX AND DEATH IN THE AMAZON opening tonight, October 10 at The Paradise Factory at 64E4 in the East Village. (more...)

Tickets to MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR & THE FATHER on Broadway Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Single tickets are on sale now for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway productions of Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, starring Tony and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Linda Lavin; and The Father, the American premiere of the acclaimed new play by Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony winner Christopher Hampton, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, starring three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee Frank Langella. (more...)

WHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? Gets Off-Broadway Revival, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Winner of the Obie Award in 1962, Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy gave his blessings on the upcoming revival of his play WHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? before his recent passing, saying, 'Your persistence is flattering and wins my approval.' (more...)

New Children's Book, BEDTIME STORIES: Original Tales Shared from One Generation to the Next is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

LAKE OSWEGO, OR - Every day, thousands of childhood bedtime stories are lost as another generation of storytellers (and their families) do not take the time to capture them. In an effort to save these cherished bedtime tales, Holiday Retirement, a manager of senior living communities nationwide, initiated a 'story drive' earlier this year to begin collecting stories. Today, Holiday Retirement published a select few of the Collected Stories in a new children's book, Bedtime Stories: Original Tales Shared from One Generation to the Next. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Drew Gehling, Margo Seibert and More Set for Hammond & Gwon's STRING Readings This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Sarah Hammond and Adam Gwon's STRING will receive readings this week at Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Kate Arrington, Greg Keller & John Procaccino Join Linda Lavin in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting for the upcoming New York premiere of Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. (more...)

The Company Theater Presents Donald Margulies' COLLECTED STORIES, 11/13 - 15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Company Theatre Group, Inc. is pleased to present Collected Stories, written by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies.  (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

THE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with its first-ever world premiere - THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.  (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

New Version of FRANKENSTEIN, Works by Gunderson & Palmquist, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' and More Set for DCPA Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson have announced the full lineup for their 38th season, which includes two World Premiere productions by female playwrights fresh off the 2016 Colorado New Play Summit, the U.S. premiere of a new version of Frankenstein, and two critically-acclaimed contemporary dramas. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Broadway 'Motel' Austin Pendleton to Helm FIDDLER for New Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Featuring seven productions, New Rep's 2016-2017 season includes Regular Singing, the fourth and final play in Richard Nelson's Apple Family series, presented in collaboration with Stoneham Theatre; Good, CP Taylor's historical, political drama; Fiddler on the Roof, a revival of the Tony award- winning musical, featuring Jeremiah Kissel as Tevye and directed by original Broadway cast member Austin Pendleton; Thurgood, a one-man play featuring Johnny Lee Davenport as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; Brecht on Brecht, a play with music based on the collective works of Bertolt Brecht; Golda's Balcony, a one-woman play featuring Bobbie Steinbach as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir; and The Gift Horse, a sharp comedy by nationally-acclaimed local playwright Lydia R. Diamond in a Boston-area premiere. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

Cast Announced for OIL, Starring Anne-Marie Duff, at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, joining the previously announced Anne-Marie Duff and Yolanda Kettle in Ella Hickson's new play OIL at the Almeida Theatre this autumn are Leo Bill, Nabil Elouahabi and Sam Swann. (more...)

Theatre Planners Presents World Premiere Comedy: DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre beginning August 20. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theatre Presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org? (more...)

Writer, Director Lisa Peterson Named Associate Artisitic Director at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone today announced the appointment of Lisa Peterson as the artistic director. (more...)

DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL Begins in August at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre beginning August 13. (more...)

FATHER, SON & HOLY COACH to Play the Odyssey, 2/13-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Southern storytelling at its best! Writer/performer John Posey (How to Get Away with Murder, Teen Wolf) returns to L.A. with an all-new revival of his critically acclaimed comedy about a former small-town football star who attempts to live vicariously through his son. Father, Son & Holy Coach, presented by Rainy Night Films in association with Tyler Posey and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on February 13. (Scroll all the way down for links to high resolution photos.) (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in 'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 22, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opened Wednesday night, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin & Company Take Opening Night Bows in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 21, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opened just last night, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, Starring Linda Lavin, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR opens tonight, January 20, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Linda Lavin & More in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opens tonight, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM SERIES, January 24-February 18, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Debra Messing to Join Abigail Breslin in ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

As previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby - today, Deadline has confirmed that the project has officially received a green light, with television star and stage alum Debra Messing coming on board. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Linda Lavin, Kate Arrington & More in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opens Wednesday, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Linda Lavin Plays Her 'FIRST FAREWELL CONCERT' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway and television actress Linda Lavin for two very special concerts on the historic stage this past week. The show, wryly entitled 'My First Farewell Concert,' is Lavin's personal story told in songs she loves. She performed favorites from the Great American/Brazilian/Yiddish Songbooks, with Billy Stritch at the piano, Steve Bakunas on drums, Ron Affif on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and special guest Aaron Weinstein on violin. Songs included were 'You've Got Possibilities,' 'No More Blues,' and a medley of songs recorded by the late, great Bobby Short. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Five provocative, widely acclaimed plays constitute Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2016-2017 season, which gets underway at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on Friday evening, October 14 with Tennessee Williams' final masterpiece, the autumnal The Night of the Iguana(1961). (more...)

VIDEO: Debra Messing Gushes on Starring in Upcoming DIRTY DANCING Reboot
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

As BWW previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby and Debra Messing (SMASH) as Baby's mom, Marjorie Houseman. (more...)

Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER to Play New Rep Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of BLACKBERRY WINTER, March 26-April 17, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin Brings 'My First Farewell Concert' to Birdland
by Walter McBride - Feb 2, 2016

Linda Lavin, currently starring in OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR on Broadway, just brought a new solo show to Birdland- 'My First Farewell Concert'. BroadwayWorld was on hand fo rthe special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Linda Lavin, Len Cariou & More This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

An all-new episode of THEATER TALK features an interview with the creators of the Manhattan Theatre Club production of the new play Our Mother's Brief Affair, plus actor Len Cariou discussing his career and a new one-man show, Broadway & The Bard. (more...)

Linda Lavin Leads MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR begins previews tonight, December 28, and opens Wednesday, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Reasons To Get Excited; Broadway's January/February Openings
by Michael Dale - Dec 28, 2015

The first two months of the year are traditionally a bit slow on Broadway, but we've got four big shows coming in this year. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/2015 - NOISES OFF, BRIGHT STAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 17, 2015

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: NOISES OFF begins previews and BRIGHT STAR opens at the Kennedy Center! (more...)

The Music of BOBLO Concert & Album Release Party Set for The Theatre Centre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Kitchenband and The Theatre Centre are proud to celebrate the music from the Dora Award-winning production of BOBLO, with a new album release and concert. The Music of BOBLO concert will include music and visuals from the acclaimed 2012 production of BOBLO. Select original cast members and musicians will return for this one-night-only event at The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West. (more...)

Frank Boyd's THE HOLLER SESSIONS Set for PS122's COIL Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

As part of the eleventh edition of the COIL Festival, Performance Space 122, in partnership with Paradise Factory, present the New York premiere of The Holler Sessions, written and performed by Seattle-based performer Frank Boyd in collaboration with the TEAM. (more...)

CPT & Teatro Publico de Cleveland to Celebrate Three Years of Original Bilingual Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the cancellation of The Ghosts of Lote Bravo by Hilary Bettis, which was previously scheduled to premiere at CPT during the 2016-2017 theatrical season. In its place, the theatre will premiere a new work by the Teatro Publico de Cleveland ensemble, ¡Celebrando Three Years!, to run October 6-8, 2016 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. (more...)


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Phil Johnson's A JEWISH JOKE Set for 2016 United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Phil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) (more...)

William Lynwood Montell Releasing Six New Books
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

vWilliam Lynwood Montell taught in the folk studies program at Western Kentucky University from 1969 to 1999. He graduated from WKU in 1960, and received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University. In addition to WKU, he taught at Campbellsville College and briefly at UCLA and the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of twenty-two books, including Singing the Glory Down: Amateur Gospel Music in South Central Kentucky, 1900-1990; Killings: Folk Justice in the Upper South; and Ghosts across Kentucky. (more...)

Theatre Planners Presents World Premiere Comedy DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauerdirects the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at theOdyssey Theatre beginning August 20. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama Wit to Run at Playhouse on Park This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Wit, Margaret Edson's powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize-winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence's unifying experiences-mortality-while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. Opening night at Playhouse on Park is April 22 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception to precede the show. (more...)

Pulitzer-Winning Play WIT to Run 4/20-5/8 at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Wit, Margaret Edson's powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize-winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence's unifying experiences-mortality-while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. Opening night at Playhouse on Park is April 22 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception to precede the show. (more...)

Judy McLane Departs North Carolina Theatre's WIT; Kate Goehring to Step In Opposite Daisy Eagan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

North Carolina Theatre today announced a last-minute cast change for Margaret Edson's WIT, opening tomorrow, April 29th. Kate Goehring will step into the lead role of 'Vivian Bearing, Ph.D.' replacing Judy McLane, who has withdrawn from the production due to personal reasons. (more...)

Anne-Marie Duff and Yolanda Kettle Set for OIL at the Almeida This Autumn
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Anne-Marie Duff, who last starred on Broadway in MACBETH opposite Ethan Hawke, is slated to star in Ella Hickson's new play OIL at the Almeida Theatre this autumn. (more...)

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