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Based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with this American adaptation of the French classic. Will Roxane fall for Christian’s dashing looks or Cyrano’s daring poetry? Find out in this play full of wordplay and swordplay that’s been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries!


Jenn Colella, Erin Davie & More Set for York's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI Benefit Concert; John Tartaglia to Host!Jenn Colella, Erin Davie & More Set for York's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI Benefit Concert; John Tartaglia to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will present an unforgettable one-night only benefit, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening will honor the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production, on Monday evening, March 30, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in The Sanctuary at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of East 54th Street). All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

TCM to Honor SOUND OF MUSIC's Christopher Plummer with Hand & Footprint CeremonyTCM to Honor SOUND OF MUSIC's Christopher Plummer with Hand & Footprint Ceremony
by Movies News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor beloved actor Christopher Plummer during a handprint-footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® on Friday, March 27, 2015 (more...)

MADAM BUTTERFLY Celebrates 100th Performance at Royal Albert HallMADAM BUTTERFLY Celebrates 100th Performance at Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The cast and company of Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall, produced by Raymond Gubbay with the Royal Albert Hall, will tonight celebrated the production's 100th performance in the venue. The current revival runs until Sunday 15 March. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

Tony Nominee Euan Morton Bringing I (HEART) THE CARPENTERS to 54 Below in JuneTony Nominee Euan Morton Bringing I (HEART) THE CARPENTERS to 54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Following a sold-out 2013 debut at 54 Below, Tony Award nominee Euan Morton returns to the acclaimed Manhattan nightspot to launch his newest project, I (Heart) THE CARPENTERS. Backed by the newly-formed Downey CA Collective, Mr. Morton will perform songs made famous by the all-American jazz/pop duo Richard and Karen Carpenter. With songs from composers such as Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Paul Williams, Roger Nichols, Leon Russell, John Bettis and Richard Carpenter himself, I (Heart) THE CARPENTERS is fresh take - both extremely personal and totally universal - on mid-20th Century American pop genius, designed to be an emotional trip down memory lane for some and an exciting, memory-making first meeting for others. I (Heart) THE CARPENTERS will be performed on three consecutive Monday evenings in June: June 1st at 7 PM, June 8th at 9:30 PM, and June 15th @ 7 PM. There is a $45 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Visit 54Below.com for tickets/reservations. (more...)

Old Times starring Clive Owen will open our 50th Anniversary SeasonOld Times starring Clive Owen will open our 50th Anniversary Season
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 2, 2015

I am thrilled to share the news of another exciting production for our 50th Anniversary Season. It is my pleasure to announce that Clive Owen will be making his Broadway debut in Harold Pinter's Old Times, in a production directed by Douglas Hodge. (more...)

Roundabout Will Open 50th Anniversary Season with Harold Pinter's OLD TIMES; Oscar Nominee Clive Owen to Star!Roundabout Will Open 50th Anniversary Season with Harold Pinter's OLD TIMES; Oscar Nominee Clive Owen to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the Broadway season opener for Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season: Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Clive Owen will make his Broadway debut in Old Times by Harold Pinter, directed by Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Patrick Page Talks Paper Mill's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEBWW Interviews: Patrick Page Talks Paper Mill's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 2, 2015

Today, Page speaks exclusively to BWW about this new musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic. (more...)

Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT, Directed by Ron OJ Parson, Begins 1/15Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT, Directed by Ron OJ Parson, Begins 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot will run January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Cal State L.A. & Deaf West Theatre to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO, 2/14-3/8Cal State L.A. & Deaf West Theatre to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO, 2/14-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Offering a fresh look at the groundbreaking play that established David Mamet as a seismic force in theater, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles joins forces with multiple award-winning Deaf West Theatre to present American Buffalo. Professor of Theater and longtime Deaf West collaborator Stephen Rothman directs Deaf West regulars Troy Kotsur (Spring Awakening, Cyrano) and Paul Raci (Cyrano, What Are You...Deaf?) along with Cal State L.A. MFA candidate Matthew Ryan Pest for a Feb. 14 opening at the 250-seat State Playhouse on the university campus (just east of downtown). (more...)

Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 31, 2015

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David Ives's THE METROMANIACS to Play Shakespeare Theatre Company Next MonthDavid Ives's THE METROMANIACS to Play Shakespeare Theatre Company Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Continuing the successful partnership between Artistic Director Michael Kahn and Venus in Fur playwright David Ives, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents The Metromaniacs, the third installment in Ives's series of rediscovered French comedy masterpieces. (more...)

Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast for its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Variations on a Theme - Three Musicals, THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, All Speak to Beauty and Self-WorthBWW Reviews: Variations on a Theme - Three Musicals, THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, All Speak to Beauty and Self-Worth
by Jill Schafer - Jan 27, 2015

At first glance, the musicals THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES may not seem to have much in common. The settings couldn't be more different - the rural South in the early 20th century, a modern day high school, and a drag club in 1970s France. But since I happened to see them all on the same weekend, I couldn't help but draw parallels between them. All three musicals all speak to themes of beauty, identity, self-worth, and having the courage to be who you really are, despite what the world is telling you. In THE COLOR PURPLE, a young, poor, black woman is told that she's ugly and worthless, but after a lifelong journey she arrives at a place of strength and self-love. CALVIN BERGER sets the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac in a modern high school, where a young man feels that his large nose prevents him from getting what he wants in life and chooses to hide behind the handsome popular guy, both of whom eventually learn it's better to be loved for who you are. Finally, in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, a middle aged man who feels more comfortable dressed as a woman is asked by his own son to hide who he is, but confidently declares 'I am who I am!' Another thing these three musicals have in common is that they can all currently be seen on Twin Cities stages featuring talented local casts. Read on for more details on each, pick one that suits your fancy, and go see a local musical that just may inspire you to love you you really are! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SERRANO THE MUSICAL Creative Team Visits the Show at The Matrix TheatrePhoto Coverage: SERRANO THE MUSICAL Creative Team Visits the Show at The Matrix Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jan 25, 2015

Serrano NY, LLC presents the World Premiere of SERRANO THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Madeline Sunshine, music by Robert Tepper, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo (Sunset Blvd. The Wizard of Oz), choreography by Peggy Hickey (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder) and directed by Tony nominee Joel Zwick (Dance With Me, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'). SERRANO THE MUSICAL opens tonight, January 16, and runs through Sunday, March 29 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the stage door, featuring the creative team, below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sat at the Fountain Presents LA Premiere of REBORNING, Opening TodayPhoto Flash: Sat at the Fountain Presents LA Premiere of REBORNING, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Launching the Fountain Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season, Simon Levy directs Kristin Carey, Ryan Doucette, Joanna Strapp - and some very unusual, one-of-a-kind dolls - in the Los Angeles premiere of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn. How far would you go to create a family? A darkly funny psychological thriller that takes an unsettling look at work, motherhood and the power of healing, Reborning opens at the Fountain Theatre on Jan. 24. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

World Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Begins Tonight at Alliance TheatreWorld Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Begins Tonight at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Alliance Theatre presents the world premiere of the musical Tuck Everlasting. Based on the beloved best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting is an exhilarating story about everlasting love, never-ending life, and discovering what it means to truly feel alive. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Present THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX, Begin. 2/11Colony Theatre to Present THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX, Begin. 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Colony Theatre will present the fourth production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX by Catherine Bush, directed by Brian Shnipper. THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX will preview on Wednesday, February 11; Thursday, February 12; and Friday, February 13 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, March 15. (more...)

2014 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS Announced - HENRY V, Richard Roxburgh, Sarah Peirse and More!2014 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS Announced - HENRY V, Richard Roxburgh, Sarah Peirse and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

At a star-studded ceremony tonight, the winners of the 2014 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with a record 33 Awards presented. Over 340 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the auditorium at Paddington RSL to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre throughout the past calendar year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS 2014 Winners AnnouncedBWW Reviews: SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS 2014 Winners Announced
by Jade Kops - Jan 19, 2015

The Sydney's Theatre community gathered at the 2014 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS tonight for the 10th annual celebration of the best of the past year's work as judged by The Sydney Reviewers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SERRANO THE MUSICAL's a Laugh Out Loud, Music to Your Ears, Bull-Eye Hit!!! Owww!!!BWW Reviews: SERRANO THE MUSICAL's a Laugh Out Loud, Music to Your Ears, Bull-Eye Hit!!! Owww!!!
by Gil Kaan - Jan 19, 2015

A perfect combination of talents winningly converges in the world premiere of Serrano The Musical, a non-stop, jaw-dropping two-hour-plus of entertainment at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

John Logan's RED to Play Redtwist Theatre, Beginning 2/7John Logan's RED to Play Redtwist Theatre, Beginning 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

2010 winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Play, RED by John Logan will be directed by Steve Scott, Artistic Associate, Goodman Theatre at the Redtwist Theatre. The production opens Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 3pm (also press opening), featuring Redtwist Company Members/Jeff Award-winners, Brian Parry and Aaron Kirby. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SERRANO THE MUSICAL, Opening Tonight at the MatrixPhoto Flash: First Look at SERRANO THE MUSICAL, Opening Tonight at the Matrix
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Serrano NY, LLC presents the World Premiere of SERRANO THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Madeline Sunshine, music by Robert Tepper, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo (Sunset Blvd. The Wizard of Oz), choreography by Peggy Hickey (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder) and directed by Tony nominee Joel Zwick (Dance With Me, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'). SERRANO THE MUSICAL opens tonight, January 16, and runs through Sunday, March 29 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Winners Announced - John Rubinstein, Melissa Giattino, Emma Hunton & More!2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Winners Announced - John Rubinstein, Melissa Giattino, Emma Hunton & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 San Francisco winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Sharon Playhouse to Host Developmental Workshop of GEORGIE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GEORGE ROSESharon Playhouse to Host Developmental Workshop of GEORGIE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GEORGE ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, will present a developmental workshop of Ed Dixon's Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose to kick off its 2015 Season from May 14-17 and May 28-31 in the Stage 2 at the Bok Gallery. John Simpkins directs. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Winners Announced - Tyler Michaels, Sally Ann Wright & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Winners Announced - Tyler Michaels, Sally Ann Wright & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 14, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Minneapolis winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee & More Set for CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND at 54 BelowJeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee & More Set for CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Following multiple sold out engagements, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band will return to the intimate Manhattan venue 54 Below on Thursday, February 5th to kick off an official residence for 2015. Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde) and Ciara Rene?e (Pippin, Big Fish) will make their Broadway Big Band debuts, joing a starry list of performers. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gets a New Masked Man- James Barbour Set to Replace Norm Lewis This Winter!THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gets a New Masked Man- James Barbour Set to Replace Norm Lewis This Winter!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today a new leading man for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber'sTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM will welcome Broadway star James Barbour when he takes over the title role beginning Monday, February 9, 2015. (more...)

James Barbour Joins Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Title Role TonightJames Barbour Joins Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Title Role Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, welcomes a new leading man tonight, February 9, 2015. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM ushers in Broadway star James Barbour in the title role. (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present HOLY CANNOLIJimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present HOLY CANNOLI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

After the critically acclaimed, Interactive, Musical-Comedy, Murder Mystery, 'MURDER on the HIGH C's', Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents, By Popular Demand, the hilarious comedy 'HOLY CANNOLI' by John D. Smitherman. Ferraro produced this production more than a decade ago to great success and it has become an audience favorite. The 2 act farce stars TIM MICHELS, CHRISTINA KAY JIMENEZ, TOM COSTELLO, JESSICA GLASS, JARED MICHAEL SHARI, MICHELLE PROCIDA, and STEVE MANFREDI. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: NTI Changed My Life - Jennifer GarnerBWW Exclusive: NTI Changed My Life - Jennifer Garner
by National Theater Institute - Feb 9, 2015

The National Theater Institute includes a vibrant community of over 3,500 alumni. The many talents of these actors, writers, directors, and designers can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in films, television, London's West End, and at every major regional theater in the U.S. Today, in an excerpt from The O'Neill: Transformation of Modern American Theater, we hear from Golden Globe Award-winning actress Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club, Alias, Juno, 13 Going on 30) about why she calls her 14 weeks at NTI 'integral to the growth of what I could do, what I could learn, what I could pursue, and what I was interested in. It was the most defining semester for me in college.' Plus, scroll down for photos of Garner in the program! (more...)

Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Writers Theatre presents The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Kimberly Senior. The show runs February 24 - June 28, 2015 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, 2015. (more...)

TheaterWorks' DANCING LESSONS, Starring Paige Davis, Extends thru March 6TheaterWorks' DANCING LESSONS, Starring Paige Davis, Extends thru March 6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

TheaterWorks the award winning theater in downtown Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, announced today that DANCING LESSONS by Mark St. Germain will extend its run through Friday, March 6, 2015 due to popular demand. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Reveals 2015 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival LineupWaterTower Theatre Reveals 2015 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced the line-up for the 2015 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, March 5-15, 2015 at the Addison Theatre and Conference Centre. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee & More Set for CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND at 54 Below TonightJeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee & More Set for CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Following multiple sold out engagements, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band will return to the intimate Manhattan venue 54 Below tonight, February 5th to kick off an official residence for 2015. Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde) and Ciara Renee (Pippin, Big Fish) will make their Broadway Big Band debuts, joing a starry list of performers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Hyeseoung Kwon & Jeffrey Gwaltney for MADAM BUTTERFLY at Royal Albert Hall!STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Hyeseoung Kwon & Jeffrey Gwaltney for MADAM BUTTERFLY at Royal Albert Hall!
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2015

A behind-the-scenes rehearsal video has been released for MADAM BUTTERFLY, Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece of doomed love and tragic passion, which will play a limited run at the Royal Albert Hall, beginning on 26 February 2015. (more...)

Megan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk Set to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Musical World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare TheaterMegan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk Set to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Musical World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Anna Bencivengo - Feb 3, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full casting and creative team for the highly anticipated world premiere of Sense and Sensibility, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, with book, music and lyrics by Tony Award®-nominated composer Paul Gordon. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, HENRY VI & More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonAS YOU LIKE IT, HENRY VI & More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has announced its 2015-2016 Season line-up. (more...)

Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEEric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/25/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, BRIGHT HALF LIFE, MAN AND SUPERMAN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/25/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, BRIGHT HALF LIFE, MAN AND SUPERMAN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 25, 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: BROOKLYNITE and BRIGHT HALF LIFE open off-Broadway, Ralph Fiennes stars in MAN AND SUPERMAN at the National and more! (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

BWW Interview: Colm Feore, Coming to a Movie Theater Near You as King LearBWW Interview: Colm Feore, Coming to a Movie Theater Near You as King Lear
by Adrienne Onofri - Feb 23, 2015

Didn't get to Canada last year to see Feore play Lear? No problem, catch it in the cinema as the Stratford Festival launches film releases of its stage shows. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AMERICAN BUFFALO at Cal State L.A.Photo Flash: First Look at AMERICAN BUFFALO at Cal State L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Offering a fresh look at the groundbreaking play that established David Mamet as a seismic force in theater, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles joins forces with multiple award-winning Deaf West Theatre to present American Buffalo. Professor of Theater and longtime Deaf West collaborator Stephen Rothman directs Deaf West regularsTroy Kotsur (Spring Awakening, Cyrano) and Paul Raci (Cyrano, What Are You…Deaf?) along with Cal State L.A. MFA candidate Matthew Ryan Pestfor a Feb. 21 opening at the 250-seat State Playhouse on the university campus (just east of downtown). (more...)

BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) to Play Long Wharf Theatre, 3/25-4/19BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) to Play Long Wharf Theatre, 3/25-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee, directed by Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting, from March 25 through April 19. (more...)

Oscars Flashback: A Look Back at the Nine Actors Who Have Won an Oscar and Tony for the Same RoleOscars Flashback: A Look Back at the Nine Actors Who Have Won an Oscar and Tony for the Same Role
by Sally Henry - Feb 20, 2015

With the 87th annual Academy Awards just two days away, Hollywood stars seem to be on everyone's mind. Who will win? Who will beat Meryl Streep? Will host Neil Patrick Harris take a star-studded selfie? And most importantly, which Broadway stars will take home a statue? Many stars through the years have earned both a Tony and an Oscar, and as we know from Robert Lopez's win last year, there are some industry professionals with the coveted EGOT- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony. But did you know nine stars in history have won two awards for the same role? That is, they won a Tony for their Broadway portrayal and an Oscar for the film version. Below, take a look back at the actors who have earned this rare honor! (more...)

CYRANO DE BERGERAC Opens 2/27 at the Maverick TheaterCYRANO DE BERGERAC Opens 2/27 at the Maverick Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The Maverick Theater in Downtown Fullerton announces its production of Cyrano DE BERGERAC. One of 19th-century theatre's most heartbreakingly romantic tales, Cyrano DE BERGERAC is packed with exhilarating swordplay, grand passion and dazzling repartee. It is an epic tale of staggering love, sacrifice, and self-discovery, translated by Ranjit Bolt into sharp modern verse from the original French work by Edmond Rostand. (more...)

Andrew Upton Ends Eight Years with Sydney Theatre Company; Hunt Begins for New Artistic DirectorAndrew Upton Ends Eight Years with Sydney Theatre Company; Hunt Begins for New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Andrew Upton will step down at the end of this year. The company, which is beginning its search for a new artistic director, posted the following announcement on its website. (more...)

Guthrie Theater Welcomes New Artistic DirectorGuthrie Theater Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The Guthrie Theater announced today that Joseph Haj will become its eighth artistic director in July 2015, succeeding Joe Dowling. The announcement by Board Chair Lee Skold and Search Committee Chair Patricia Simmons ends an extensive year-long search. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's WOLF HALL Now Open at Winter Garden TheatreBox Office for Broadway's WOLF HALL Now Open at Winter Garden Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

The box office of the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway, between 50th and 51st Streets), home of the anticipated Broadway transfer of the Royal Shakespeare Company's critically acclaimed theatrical event Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 is now open for business. (more...)

TheatreWorks Sets 2015-16 Season: THE COUNTRY HOUSE, New Works Festival & More!TheatreWorks Sets 2015-16 Season: THE COUNTRY HOUSE, New Works Festival & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

An audience of theatre enthusiasts waited in anticipation at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight, when Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveiled the thrilling line-up for its 2015/2016 season. (more...)

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