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2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Costume Design Of A Musical'2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Costume Design Of A Musical'
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2009

BroadwayWorld Presents The 2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Costume Design of a Musical' (more...)

Kelly, Douglas, Lewis, Weldon Cast In CROWNS At Ebony Rep 5/5-6/14Kelly, Douglas, Lewis, Weldon Cast In CROWNS At Ebony Rep 5/5-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

The Ebony Repertory Theatre is proud to announce casting for the Los Angeles premiere of Crowns, adapted by Regina Taylor from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Debuting as a co-production with Pasadena Playhouse, the show will star Emmy® nominee Paula Kelly, Suzzanne Douglas, Dawnn Lewis, Ann Weldon, Sharon Catherine Blanks, Angela Wildflower Polk and Clinton Derricks-Carroll, with direction by Ebony Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Israel Hicks. (more...)

Director & Cast Join Pasadena Playhouse's CROWNS Sale Event & Sneak Peak 5/9Director & Cast Join Pasadena Playhouse's CROWNS Sale Event & Sneak Peak 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

Group sales tickets (15 or more) and subscriptions including Crowns go on sale Saturday, May 9 for the Pasadena Playhouse run of the acclaimed musical. In celebration of the on-sale, Pasadena Playhouse is hosting an afternoon of festivities. Prior to the sneak-peek presentation, there will be FREE live jazz hosted by The Instrumental Women Project, entertainment and food provided by Gelson's Supermarkets in the Courtyard. (more...)

CRT Restarts Nutmeg Summer Series With CROWNS 6/11-21 At Storrs CRT Restarts Nutmeg Summer Series With CROWNS 6/11-21 At Storrs
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2009

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will restart its summer theatre, the Nutmeg Summer Series, by presenting the hit musical show Crowns June 11 - 21 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs. For tickets and information, call 860-486-4226 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

LET ME DOWN EASY & More Set For Second Stage Theater's 31st SeasonLET ME DOWN EASY & More Set For Second Stage Theater's 31st Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2009

Following a critically acclaimed season which included the Pulitzer Prize finalist Becky Shaw and the Broadway transfer of its musical hit Next to Normal, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Ellen Richard, Executive Director) has announced three of the four plays scheduled for its upcoming 31st Season. (more...)

Works by Weitz and Beane Join Second Stage 2009/2010 Season LineupWorks by Weitz and Beane Join Second Stage 2009/2010 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2009

A new play written and directed by Paul Weitz and the rain-check run of the latest Douglas Carter Beane play are set for the 2009-10 season at Off Broadway's Second Stage Theater according to a report in Variety. (more...)

Restaged & Redesigned CROWNS Comes To Arena Stage 3/27Restaged & Redesigned CROWNS Comes To Arena Stage 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2009

Crowns is back in town, and with direction and choreography by Kenneth Lee Roberson (Broadway's Avenue Q, Arena's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) and musical direction by Grammy nominee e'Marcus Harper, this soulful musical will be bigger than ever in the Lincoln Theatre. Arena favorites Marva Hicks (The Women of Brewster Place) and E. Faye Butler (Dinah Was, Ain't Misbehavin') are joined by NaTasha Yvette Williams (Broadway's The Color Purple), Mary Millben, Kara Tameika Watkins, Phillip Boykin and Zurin Villanueva. Howard University student Villanueva was discovered in Arena's January 'Finding Yolanda' one-day casting search, and this production marks her debut professional performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carol Channing at 'Cabaret at the Castle'Photo Flash: Carol Channing at 'Cabaret at the Castle'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2009

Friends and colleagues including Bruce Vilanch, Valarie Pettiford, Rachel York, Rita McKenzie, Carole Cook, Thom Troupe, Kathryn Jootsen, Lily Tomlin, Florence Henderson, Donna Mills, Jackie Joseph, Channing Chase, Tippi Hedren, JoAnne Worley, Kate Linder and the Los Angeles cast of RENT among others were more than thrilled to turn out for this special engagement of 'The First 80 Years are the Hardest,' that marked Carol Channing's return to the stage after her accident last year that forced her, for the very first time in her 70 year career, to cancel all scheduled performances. (more...)

HAIR 'Lets the Sun Shine In on Broadway', Previews Begin March 6, 2009HAIR 'Lets the Sun Shine In on Broadway', Previews Begin March 6, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2009

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, has announced the 26-member Broadway cast of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Newcomers to the cast include Gavin Creel, Caissie Levy and Sasha Allen, who join the rest of the tribe, who are reprising their roles from Central Park last summer. HAIR begins preview performances on Friday, March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) with an Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 31, 2009. (more...)

Kelly, Douglas, Lewis, Weldon Cast In CROWNS At Ebony Rep 5/5-6/14Kelly, Douglas, Lewis, Weldon Cast In CROWNS At Ebony Rep 5/5-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

The Ebony Repertory Theatre is proud to announce casting for the Los Angeles premiere of Crowns, adapted by Regina Taylor from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Debuting as a co-production with Pasadena Playhouse, the show will star Emmy® nominee Paula Kelly, Suzzanne Douglas, Dawnn Lewis, Ann Weldon, Sharon Catherine Blanks, Angela Wildflower Polk and Clinton Derricks-Carroll, with direction by Ebony Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Israel Hicks. (more...)

EYES ON CHICAGO Competition Of 'Cell Short takes' Accepting Submissions EYES ON CHICAGO Competition Of 'Cell Short takes' Accepting Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

In conjunction with her Goodman Theatre world-premiere production of Magnolia, playwright Regina Taylor announces Eyes on Chicago, a competition of 'cell short takes'-films that are 5-10 minutes in length and filmed entirely on cell phone cameras-for Chicago students aged 15-30. Cell short takes should address one of three questions: 'How are you, as a Chicagoan, affected by the numerous changes, good and bad, America is currently facing? (more...)

Signature's  ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN Begins Previews 3/3Signature's ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN Begins Previews 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2009

Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) is proud to announce casting for ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN, by Charles Fuller and directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson. ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN is the final production of Signature's 2008-09 season celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC). (more...)

Delta Boys & Burning Coal Present THE CHERRY ORCHARD 3/19-29Delta Boys & Burning Coal Present THE CHERRY ORCHARD 3/19-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2009

Delta Boys, a small theatre company in Raleigh, NC, will be teaming up with Burning Coal Theatre's Wait 'Til You See This! series to present Anton Chekov's classic The Cherry Orchard, directed by Kathryn Milliken. The production runs March 19-29, 2009 at Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, NC. (more...)

Restaged & Redesigned CROWNS Comes To Arena Stage 3/27Restaged & Redesigned CROWNS Comes To Arena Stage 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2009

Crowns is back in town, and with direction and choreography by Kenneth Lee Roberson (Broadway's Avenue Q, Arena's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) and musical direction by Grammy nominee e'Marcus Harper, this soulful musical will be bigger than ever in the Lincoln Theatre. Arena favorites Marva Hicks (The Women of Brewster Place) and E. Faye Butler (Dinah Was, Ain't Misbehavin') are joined by NaTasha Yvette Williams (Broadway's The Color Purple), Mary Millben, Kara Tameika Watkins, Phillip Boykin and Zurin Villanueva. Howard University student Villanueva was discovered in Arena's January 'Finding Yolanda' one-day casting search, and this production marks her debut professional performance. (more...)

Goodman Theater's MAGNOLIA Opens 3/23Goodman Theater's MAGNOLIA Opens 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

Magnolia, Artistic Associate ReGina Taylor's world premiere about possibility in the face of seismic social change, takes root at the Goodman with an official opening tonight, March 23rd, Magnolia runs through April 19, 2009. (more...)

LOWT Presents STAGES FOR ALL AGES March-MayLOWT Presents STAGES FOR ALL AGES March-May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2009

During Spring 2009 (March ?May), the League of Washington Theatres is again presenting Stages for All Ages, a program that introduces thousands of young people to live, professional theatre throughout the Washington area. This marks the 11th year for this popular program. (more...)

Complete Cast Announced for Sherie Rene Scott's EVERYDAY RAPTURE at Second Stage TheatreComplete Cast Announced for Sherie Rene Scott's EVERYDAY RAPTURE at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Ellen Richard, Executive Director) will present EVERYDAY RAPTURE, written by Dick Scanlan (Tony nominee for Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Sherie Rene Scott (Tony nominee for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), with musical supervision by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, High Fidelity), directed by Michael Mayer (Tony Award winner for Spring Awakening). (more...)

CRT Rstarts Nutmeg Summer Series With CROWNS 6/11-21CRT Rstarts Nutmeg Summer Series With CROWNS 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will restart its summer theatre, the Nutmeg Summer Series, by presenting the hit musical show Crowns June 11 - 21 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs. Tickets go on sale March 30. For tickets and information, call 860-486-4226 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Delta Boys & Burning Coal Present THE CHERRY ORCHARD 3/19-29Delta Boys & Burning Coal Present THE CHERRY ORCHARD 3/19-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Delta Boys, a small theatre company in Raleigh, NC, will be teaming up with Burning Coal Theatre's Wait 'Til You See This! series to present Anton Chekov's classic The Cherry Orchard, directed by Kathryn Milliken. The production runs March 19-29, 2009 at Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, NC. (more...)

NIGHT FOR A DAY & More Join MTC's Lineup For 7@7 Series NIGHT FOR A DAY & More Join MTC's Lineup For 7@7 Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce the lineup for its 7@7 reading series. Now in its eleventh year, this free rehearsed reading series is dedicated to the support and development of new works. The 2009 lineup features six new plays and a musical, including works by two playwrights previously produced by MTC and one MTC-commissioned playwright. (more...)

Washington DC Theaters Offer Free Tickets To Young AttendeesWashington DC Theaters Offer Free Tickets To Young Attendees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2009

Over twenty Washington DC area theaters are offering free tickets to over thirty Spring shows for those aged seventeen and younger (when accompanied by an adult.) This opportunity, which was announced March 1st, is one of the many attempts to get young audiences interested in theater. (more...)

Annual Benefit At Arena Stage To Take Place 3/16 Annual Benefit At Arena Stage To Take Place 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

The Annual Benefit at Arena Stage is a fun evening that raises over one-third of the funds necessary to run Arena's Community Engagement programs, which educate, excite and enrich the lives of over 20,000 students from across the region. This year's event on Monday, March 16, 2009 at Arena Stage in Crystal City highlights Arena's temporary home in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, VA, with co-chairs Angela Fox, President/CEO, Crystal City Business Improvement District and Mitchell N. Schear, President, Vornado/Charles E. Smith. (more...)

Second Stage Theater Announces 2 Plays For Uptown Series Second Stage Theater Announces 2 Plays For Uptown Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Ellen Richard, Executive Director) has announced the two plays which will be presented as part of the company's seventh annual Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series this summer: Zakiyyah Alexander's 10 Things To Do Before I Die, directed by Jackson Gay, and Lila Rose Kaplan's Wildflower, directed by 2008 Callaway Award winner Giovanna Sardelli. (more...)

Goodman Theater Presents 'MAGNOLIA,' Running 3/14-4/19Goodman Theater Presents 'MAGNOLIA,' Running 3/14-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2009

Goodman Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of Regina Taylor's newest work, Magnolia, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County). Magnolia runs March 14 - April 19, 2009, in the Albert Ivar Theatre. Tickets are $25 - 75. Target is the lead Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

MAGNOLIA Takes Root At Goodman Theater 3/14-4/19MAGNOLIA Takes Root At Goodman Theater 3/14-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2009

Magnolia, Artistic Associate Regina Taylor's world premiere about possibility in the face of seismic social change, takes root at the Goodman this spring, March 14 - April 19, 2009. Directing for the first time at the Goodman, Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro helms a cast of 12 led by Academy Award nominee Annette O'Toole (Smallville, A Mighty Wind, 48 Hours) and Tony Award nominee John Earl Jelks (August Wilson's Radio Golf and Gem of the Ocean) in the leading roles of Lily and Thomas. Tickets to Magnolia are $25 - $70. A complete performance schedule including dates, times and ticket prices appears at the end of this release. Target is the lead Corporate Sponsor Partner of Magnolia and Lead Diversity Night Sponsor. (more...)

IT AIN'T NOTHING BUT THE BLUES Debuts At TheatreWorks 3/11IT AIN'T NOTHING BUT THE BLUES Debuts At TheatreWorks 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2009

TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, continues its 39th season with the sizzling, red-hot Broadway hit IT AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES, a foot-stomping, high-voltage journey in song. From African chants and Delta spirituals, to the urban electricity of a Chicago nightclub, IT AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES is a stirring retrospective of blues classics. Told with historical sweep and irresistible energy, The New York Times calls this Tony Award nominee 'rich, evocative, rousing...more than a musical feast.' Directed by co-author and original director Randal Myler, this scorching songfest features celebrated blues artists 'Mississippi' Charles Bevel andChic Street Man, TheatreWorks veterans Alison Ewing, James Monroe Iglehart, Michelle E. Jordan, and C. Kelly Wright, and making his TheatreWorks debut, Tony Marcus. IT AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES plays March 11-April 11, 2009 (press opening: March 14) at TheatreWorks at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. For tickets ($27-$65) and information, the public may call (650) 903-6000 or visit TheatreWorks.org (more...)

Second Stage Postpones Premiere of 'MR. & MRS. FITCH'Second Stage Postpones Premiere of 'MR. & MRS. FITCH'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2009

Due to a scheduling conflict with Director Scott Ellis, Douglas Carter Beane's new comedy, Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, has been postponed from Second Stage Theatre's season, announced Artistic Director Carole Rothman. A new mainstage summer production will be announced shortly. Mr. and Mrs. Fitch had been scheduled to begin previews on June 16. (more...)

3 MO' DIVAS' Is Awarded Its First PBS TV Special, Starts 3/13 MO' DIVAS' Is Awarded Its First PBS TV Special, Starts 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2009

After receiving rave reviews and playing to sold out audiences & standing ovations in over 200 performances, Marion J. Caffey's 3 Mo' Divas (www.3MoDivas.com) has been awarded its first PBS television special. '3 Mo' Divas (Smashing Musical Barriers)' will air nationally March 1st-10th and June 1st-15th. (check local listings for exact dates and times). In celebration of the PBS Special, 3 Mo' Divas will also release their debut CD 'Smashing Musical Barriers' on March 1st and a Hi-Def & Blu-Ray DVD recording of the PBS special on May 12th. 3 Mo' Divas brings down the house with thrilling performances of an amazing 10 styles of music, including Opera, Broadway, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Disco, Rock & Roll, Spiritual & Gospel. The show begins with the classical sounds of Puccini then segues into songs from hit Broadway musicals like Wicked, Ragtime and Rent. This is soon followed by hot and familiar tunes of Billie Holiday, Whitney Houston and Tina Turner. By the end of every performance, the Divas have audiences up out of their seats rockin', singing and dancing in the aisles. 3 Mo' Divas is an extraordinary musical event - all music, all passion and all fun. 3 Mo' Divas performs 10 styles of music, spanning 233 years and sung in 3 languages. (more...)

Cast Announced for Tony Kushner Celebration at the Guthrie TheaterCast Announced for Tony Kushner Celebration at the Guthrie Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2009

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced casting for the three productions slated to headline the theater?s Tony Kushner Celebration. A company of more than 25 Minneapolis and New York actors will come together at the Guthrie from April through June to participate in a one-of-a-kind celebration the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright?s work. More information on the Kushner Celebration can be found at www.CelebrateKushner.com. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 'Heats Up' Bethesda Theatre 4/14 - 5/10MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 'Heats Up' Bethesda Theatre 4/14 - 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2009

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical will heat up the Bethesda Theatre for a limited engagement, April 14 through May 10. (more...)

Due To Role In NEXT TO NORMAL Ripley Bows Out Of Benefit Due To Role In NEXT TO NORMAL Ripley Bows Out Of Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2009

In Spring 2009, actress Alice Ripley will reprise her role as Diana in Next to Normal on Broadway, one of two productions Arena Stage is proud to have transferred to Broadway this spring. Due to this exciting development, Ripley will no longer be able to perform in Arena Stage's upcoming 17th Annual Benefit for Community Engagement, as was previously announced. Replacing Ripley in the role of Dorothy for the evening's entertainment will be Lindsay Czarniak, anchor and reporter for Washington's News4 Sports. (more...)

Cox, Innvar & More Join The Cast Of TWELFTH NIGHT 3/10-29Cox, Innvar & More Join The Cast Of TWELFTH NIGHT 3/10-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2009

McCarter Theatre Center announces the complete cast of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Rebecca Taichman. A co-production with Washington, D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company, Twelfth Night begins performances in the Matthews Theatre on Tuesday, March 10 and runs until March 29. (Press opening Friday, March 13). Shipwrecked in a foreign land without family, friends or possessions-what's a girl to do? Identity is under siege in the labyrinth of misconceptions that is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's bewitching comedy of unquenchable desire, self-deception and misdirected love. This fantastical, timeless production-helmed by rising-star director Rebecca Taichman-is a real sensualist's delight: full of longing 'all as hungry as the sea' and awash in ethereal charm. (more...)

3 Mo' Divas PBS Special, CD and DVD Due Out This Spring3 Mo' Divas PBS Special, CD and DVD Due Out This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2009

Marion J. Caffey?s 3 Mo? Divas has been awarded its first PBS Television Special! After receiving rave reviews and playing to sold out audiences & standing ovations ?3 Mo? Divas (Smashing Musical Barriers)? will air nationally March 1st-10th and June 1st-15th (WLIW in NYC on March 10th @ 8pm - check local listings for exact dates and times in other areas). In celebration of the PBS Special, 3 Mo' Divas will also release their debut CD ?Smashing Musical Barriers? on March 1st and a Hi-Def & Blu-Ray DVD recording of the PBS special on May 12th. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'LET ME DOWN EASY' Set for Second Stage Theatre, Previews BAnna Deavere Smith's 'LET ME DOWN EASY' Set for Second Stage Theatre, Previews B
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2009

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Ellen Richard, Executive Director) will launch its 31st season this fall with the New York premiere of Anna Deavere Smith's LET ME DOWN EASY. Conceived, written, and performed by Ms. Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia, LET ME DOWN EASY will begin preview performances on Tuesday, September 15 and will officially open in early October. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott Talks EVERYDAY RAPTURE To TimeOut NYSherie Rene Scott Talks EVERYDAY RAPTURE To TimeOut NY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2009

Broadway favorite Sherie Rene Scott is not the 'Sherie Rene Scott' diva character appearing in EVERYDAY RAPTURE, but that doesn't mean everyone knows that yet. (more...)

McCarter Theater Launches THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS Trilogy 4/24-6/21McCarter Theater Launches THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS Trilogy 4/24-6/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2009

The Tony Award® -winning McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey, is preparing to launch the world premiere of the groundbreaking trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays, written by one of the most celebrated young playwrights of his generation: Tarell Alvin McCraney. (more...)

Photo Flash: McCarter Theatre Center Announces Casting For THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS, 4/24 - 6/21Photo Flash: McCarter Theatre Center Announces Casting For THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS, 4/24 - 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2009

The Tony Award® -winning McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ, has announced the complete cast for the world premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's landmark trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays. Presented in two parts, the production will be presented with a single cast and performed in repertory in McCarter's Berlind Theatre. The Brother/Sister Plays is co-produced with New York's Public Theater. (more...)

2ST Presents 'Everyday Rapture' Written By Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott; Mayer to Direct2ST Presents 'Everyday Rapture' Written By Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott; Mayer to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2009

Completing its 30th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Ellen Richard, Executive Director) will present EVERYDAY RAPTURE, written by Dick Scanlan (Tony nominee for Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Sherie Rene Scott (Tony nominee for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), with musical supervision by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, High Fidelity), directed by Michael Mayer (Tony Award winner for Spring Awakening). (more...)

Groff, Shindle and White Join Up for Second Stage Theatre's 'PRO-AM NIGHT 2009' Benefit 4/20Groff, Shindle and White Join Up for Second Stage Theatre's 'PRO-AM NIGHT 2009' Benefit 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2009

For this one-night-only event, Broadway performers will join the 2ST Board of Trustees to perform 'The Quest for Fame,' featuring the Great White Way's best show-stopping numbers in this spring gala benefit for the acclaimed off-Broadway theatre company. (more...)

Photo Flash: bare At The Unicorn TheatrePhoto Flash: bare At The Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2009

bare plays at the Unicorn theatre April 24th through May 17th with previews on April 22nd and 23rd. The show plays Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, and Sunday at 3:00pm. New this season is a Saturday Matinee at 3:00pm the first weekend of each run. Stay afterwards for a discussion of the play with the Director and Actors during special talk back performances on April 28th, May 3rd and 5th. Tickets for bare are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 816-531-PLAY, online at www.UnicornTheatre.org, or at the box office located at 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. (more...)

bare Opens At The Unicorn 4/24-5/17bare Opens At The Unicorn 4/24-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2009

Off Broadway's cult hit Bare is coming to the Unicorn! BARE is directed by Jeff Church, who is back after last season's smash hit La Cage aux Folles (more...)

MTC MainStage Presents LADY DAY AT EMERSONS BAR AND GRILL 4/24-5/3MTC MainStage Presents LADY DAY AT EMERSONS BAR AND GRILL 4/24-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2009

MTC MainStage, Music Theatre of Connecticut's Professional Equity Acting Company, presents 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill' a play with music by Lanie Robertson and directed by Kevin Connors. Set in 1959 in a seedy bar in Philadelphia, 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill' recreates one of Billie Holiday's final performances. Performances are April 24 - May 3, 2009 and take place at the MTC MainStage Studio Theatre in Westport, CT. (more...)

'CROWNS' at Arena Stage - A Crowning Achievement'CROWNS' at Arena Stage - A Crowning Achievement
by Charles Shubow - Apr 23, 2009

There are times when I really love being a correspondent for Broadwayworld.com. Certainly, stepping into the historic Lincoln Theatre on U. Street in Washington, DC and watching this feel good award-winning musical entitled Crowns is right at the top of the list. (more...)

Groff, Shindle and White Join Up for Second Stage Theatre's 'PRO-AM NIGHT 2009' Benefit 4/20Groff, Shindle and White Join Up for Second Stage Theatre's 'PRO-AM NIGHT 2009' Benefit 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2009

For this one-night-only event, Broadway performers will join the 2ST Board of Trustees to perform 'The Quest for Fame,' featuring the Great White Way's best show-stopping numbers in this spring gala benefit for the acclaimed off-Broadway theatre company. (more...)

The Helen Hayes Awards: ' Where You Could Hear the People Sing'
by Charles Shubow - Apr 17, 2009

t was a boisterous crowd that filled the seats of the beautifully restored Warner Theatre where the Greater Washington theater community came together to applaud itself and recognize those artists who achieved greatness during the past theater season. How many people attended shows this past season? Would you believe close to two million people, the highest attendance in four years? (more...)

MTC MainStage Presents LADY DAY AT EMERSONS BAR AND GRILL 4/24-5/3MTC MainStage Presents LADY DAY AT EMERSONS BAR AND GRILL 4/24-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2009

MTC MainStage, Music Theatre of Connecticut's Professional Equity Acting Company, presents 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill' a play with music by Lanie Robertson and directed by Kevin Connors. Set in 1959 in a seedy bar in Philadelphia, 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill' recreates one of Billie Holiday's final performances. Performances are April 24 - May 3, 2009 and take place at the MTC MainStage Studio Theatre in Westport, CT. (more...)

New Musical LAUGHING MATTERS To Have World Premiere At Pasadena Playhouse 11/4-12/13New Musical LAUGHING MATTERS To Have World Premiere At Pasadena Playhouse 11/4-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2009

Pasadena Playhouse announced today that LAUGHING MATTERS, a world premiere musical featuring a book and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart (author of the international best-selling novel 'Beaches'), music by Mike Stoller (Smokey Joe's Café) and Artie Butler (Feelin' Alright by Joe Cocker), and directed by Leonard Foglia (Broadway's Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne), will be the final production of the 2009 Season. (more...)

VANITIES Set for NY Premiere at Off-Bdwy's Second Stage 6/30VANITIES Set for NY Premiere at Off-Bdwy's Second Stage 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2009

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Ellen Richard, Executive Director) will conclude its 30th Anniversary mainstage season with the New York premiere of VANITIES, a new musical written by Jack Heifner, featuring music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum, directed by Judith Ivey. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 'Heats Up' Bethesda Theatre 4/14 - 5/10MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 'Heats Up' Bethesda Theatre 4/14 - 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2009

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical will heat up the Bethesda Theatre for a limited engagement, April 14 through May 10. (more...)

bare Opens At The Unicorn 4/24-5/17bare Opens At The Unicorn 4/24-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2009

Off Broadway's cult hit Bare is coming to the Unicorn! BARE is directed by Jeff Church, who is back after last season's smash hit La Cage aux Folles (more...)

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