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Paddy Glynn and Geoffrey Aymer to Star in DRIVING MISS DAISY at Canal Cafe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Casting is announced for the first production in the year-long collaboration between the award-winning Canal Cafe Theatre and Russell Lucas, America: Past. Present. Future, a celebration of American theatre kicking off with Alfred Uhry's classic work Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY, THE UNDERSTUDY and More Set for Canal Cafe Theatre's 'American Season'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The award-winning Canal Cafe Theatre and Russell Lucas announce an exciting new season of American Theatre. (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Begins Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents A Life, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

Collaboraction's THE MARS ASSIGNMENT Tackles Depression This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Today, a young girl presents a school project about astronomy. An ad executive is preparing to pitch a new client. A stand-up comedian prepares for a tour. Everyone is feeling it. But no one wants to talk about it. The touchy subject is depression. (more...)

Commercial Theater Institute Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), has announced the 2016 - 2017 Season. CTI is the theatre industry's leading training and professional development program and covers a wide range of topics featuring over 100 of the most distinguished industry professionals as lecturers and panelists including many Tony Award®- winning producers. CTI programs include a 14-week program that explores producing in-depth, a 3-day intensive introduction to producing and half-day or one day workshops on specialized topics. More to be announced! (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theater Presents the New York Premiere of AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

As the country gears up for an intense presidential election, issues like race, gender, class and age creep into the national conversation. This fall, Brooklyn- a renowned epicenter of New York's politics- becomes a stage for these issues with Richard Wesley's political drama AUTUMN. The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents the New York Premiere of AUTUMN in-residence at the Kumble Theater at LIU in Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza fromFriday, October 21 through Sunday, November 6, 2016.  (more...)

One Night Only 30th Anniversary Celebration for MTC in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, celebrates their 30th anniversary with a one night only evening of food, drink and entertainment. The 30th Anniversary Celebration is set for Saturday, October 15, with food and drink at 6:30pm, followed by a performance in MTC's cozy 110-seat theatre. Tickets are extremely limited and proceeds benefit MTC and its programming. (more...)

Paula Vogel's INDECENT Finds Broadway Home, Locks in Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), this spring. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with Broadway's thrilling new mystery, THE OTHER PLACE. Written by Sharr White and directed by Dan Olmstead, the production begins with previews onOctober 4th, opens October 6th and continues through October 30th. (more...)

Broadway's Patti LuPone to Guest Star on CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The CW's musically-themed CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND will welcome Broadway royalty Patti LuPone as a guest star during the show's sophomore season. (more...)

Official: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Will Open on Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway this spring. (more...)

Collaboraction's THE MARS ASSIGNMENT Tackles Depression This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Today, a young girl presents a school project about astronomy. An ad executive is preparing to pitch a new client. A stand-up comedian prepares for a tour. Everyone is feeling it. But no one wants to talk about it. The touchy subject is depression. (more...)

BWW Review: Charming Yet Meaningful THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO From Paradox Players
by Frank Benge - Oct 24, 2016

Alfred Uhry's second play, THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, is a Tony award winner for Best Play that is another exploration into the lives of Jewish southerners. Uhry first introduced this society in his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy. The setting and plot was developed from his own experiences growing up in a southern Jewish family, as well as from stories he heard as a child. The Ballyhoo of the title is a sort of German-Jewish debutante ball. At heart a humorous look back at a time long gone, the play is also an exploration of Jewish identity and the power of prejudice inflicted on Jews by other Jews. Uhry has deftly interwoven this theme into his story of the privileged world of the Levy / Freitag families. The Levy / Freitag families live in a big home in one of Atlanta's finest neighborhoods. They belong to an elite country club. Their daughters attend prestigious private schools. Even a Christmas tree in their window, however, doesn't change the fact that they are Jews living in a mostly Christian society. German-Jews such as the Levys and Freitags look down on "the other kind", which are the Eastern European Jews. While exploring the self hatred and class consciousness of anti-Semitism, Uhry's serious message is beautifully wrapped in witty banter, comedic moments, and colorfully comedic characters and characterizations. (more...)

BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY With 'Little House on the Prairie' Star Karen Grassle Charms and Warms the Heart At Riverside Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Oct 24, 2016

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents a first class production of Alfred Uhry's prize-winning drama Driving Miss Daisy. Expertly directed by renowned Washingon, DC-based actor/director Rick Hammerly and starring Karen Grassle from LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE in the title role, Riverside's Driving Miss Daisy charms and warms the heart. (more...)

Collaboraction's THE MARS ASSIGNMENT Tackles Depression This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Today, a young girl presents a school project about astronomy. An ad executive is preparing to pitch a new client. A stand-up comedian prepares for a tour. Everyone is feeling it. But no one wants to talk about it. The touchy subject is depression. (more...)

Paddy Glynn and Geoffrey Aymer to Star in DRIVING MISS DAISY at Canal Cafe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Casting is announced for the first production in the year-long collaboration between the award-winning Canal Cafe Theatre and Russell Lucas, America: Past. Present. Future, a celebration of American theatre kicking off with Alfred Uhry's classic work Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Present YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

"Follow your bliss" is the order of the day when Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents the uproarious comedy, You Can't Take It With You, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn, from November 11 through December 4. (more...)

Underground Railway Theater Presents WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Underground Railway Theater is proud to present Cori Thomas' When January Feels Like Summer from October 20 - November 13, 2016. When January Feels Like Summer is directed by Benny Sato Ambush. The press performance isMonday, October 24 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Kenny Leon & More Set for Restore Brooklyn Gala Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17, at 6:30 PM, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation will host the Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit gala, honoring Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon, Jay Walder and Jacqueline Berrien (posthumously). (more...)

Mamie Gummer and More to Lead Reading of David Esbjornson's New Play SUNDOGS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

David Esbjornson (The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Driving Miss Daisy) will direct an industry presentation of Howard Emanuel's Sundogs on Monday, October 17th at 3:30pm and Tuesday, October 18th at 3pm. (more...)

Sony Classical's INFERNO Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of the Inferno (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), available on October 14, 2016. (more...)

M&R Productions in Association with Glenn Krutoff Presents THE RADICALIZATION OF ROLFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Radicalization of Rolfe, winner of 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, re-opens as part of the Fringe Encore Series 2016 at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Written by Andrew Bergh and directed by Abigail Zealey Bess, The Radicalization of Rolfe is inspired by the backstory of the lesser-known but vital secondary characters in the legendary musical The Sound of Music. "A tone perfect production," the New York Times declares it is "a play that was just as much fun as - and cleverer than - it promised to be." (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/14/2016 - THE CHERRY ORCHARD Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 14, 2016

This weekend's big news: Broadway's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, starring Diane Lane, opens on Sunday! (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Religious tolerance gets an intra-ethnic twist in the Bergen County Players production of "The Last Night of Ballyhoo." Written by playwright Alfred Uhry, of "Driving Miss Daisy" fame, Ballyhoo won the 1997 Tony Award for best play. This production, directed by Carol Fisher, starts its run on Saturday, October 22, ending on Saturday, November 12. Curtain goes up for Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. It will be presented at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY and More Set for Totem Pole Playhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced a summer season featuring the stage version of a Best Picture Academy Award-winning movie, two Tony Award-winning musicals, and a celebration of America's most beloved composer, for the theatre's 67th summer season, sponsored by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. The season will close with an intimate, two-person play on stage for one week only starring a legendary TV couple from a classic hit of the late 80s. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for 2017 Boldt Arts Alive! & Spotlight Series at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center would like to remind the community that the single ticket on sale date for the 2017 Boldt Arts Alive! and Spotlight Series performances is Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 5, 2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/5/2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/5/2016. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to critical and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their hit world premiere production of A Life, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Ford's Theatre Announces Full Casting for 35th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, November 17 to December 31, 2016. This "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly" (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baron and features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

Hans Zimmer to Perform First Concerts in the US with 'Hans Zimmer Revealed'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer announced west coast dates today for his new concert experience 'Hans Zimmer Revealed.' (more...)

Alison Vesely of First Folio Theatre Dies at the Age of 59
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Alison C. Vesely, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of First Folio Theatre, passed away Friday at the age of 59 of ovarian cancer. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre takes the chill of winter out of the air with its heartwarming holiday concert An American Christmas Songbook, running December 8-18, 2016. Music director Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band present traditional carols and new arrangements of popular holiday songs sung by BRT favorites Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Lauren Cupples, Cristina Farruggia, Robert Farruggia, Laura Giknis, Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton, and Dwayne Washington. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Doesn't Know Why BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Being Remade
by Alan Henry - Nov 25, 2016

Angela Lansbury recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. (more...)

BWW Review: Belmont University's Soul-Stirring PARADE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 19, 2016

As challenging a work of theatrical artistry that you could possibly conceive of, Parade affords BUMT students a sublime opportunity in pursuit of excellence in a production that vociferously demands to be seen and experienced. It is one of the year's best musicals in a Nashville theatrical season that has boasted one after another significant stage triumphs, with two leading performances that are stunning in their complexity and passionate delivery. (more...)

THE WEIR, LITTLE THING, BIG THING and More Set for Irish Theatre of Chicago's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Irish Theatre of Chicago has announced its 2016-17 Season, featuring a modern Irish classic, a Midwest premiere and a new staged reading festival of the works of emerging Irish playwrights. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open THE CHARITABLE SISTERHOOD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at Hanover Tavern
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the World Premiere of The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular: A Mystery Play, Friday, December 2, at Hanover Tavern. (more...)

NJT's 20th Season Continues with Revival of 'Driving Miss Daisy'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The 2016-17 season marks the 20th anniversary of the New Jewish Theatre (NJT), a truly significant milestone for a small professional theatre. (more...)

Morgan Freeman to Receive AARP Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

AARP announced today that actor, producer and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will receive the 2016 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. (more...)

GLORIA to Make Regional Premiere at Dallas Theater Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the regional premiere of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize nominated Gloria at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Studio Theatre. (more...)

Virginia Rep Opens A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of A Christmas Story, The Musical, November 25th on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street, with a preview on Wednesday, November 23. (more...)

AN ITALIAN MIRACLE to Bring Dario D'Ambrosi's Pathological Theater Movement to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

On Monday, December 12, for one night only, La MaMa will present 'An Italian Miracle,' an evening of a performance, panel discussion and film screening, to introduce New York to 'The Integrated Theatre of Emotion,' a university-level program for mentally disabled people that has been established by Italian actor/director Dario D'Ambrosi.  (more...)

A Star-Studded Weekend at the Billie Holiday Theatre's New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

A star-studded line up came out to experience the Billie Holiday Theatre's New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's  AUTUMN   over the weekend. Celebrities included  Denzel Washington,  Alicia Keys,  Spikeand  Tonya Lee,  Ted Lange,  John David Washington   and renowned theater icons, including  Stephen McKinley Henderson,  Woodie King   and  Anthony Chisholm. (more...)

Academy Award Nominee Lindsay Crouse and Radio Personality Christopher Lydon Star in One Night Only Performance of A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Gloucester Stage proudly presents a one-night only benefit performance of Dylan Thomas' moving holiday classic, A Child's Christmas in Wales. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, now through December 31, 2016. This 'musically high-spirited' and 'infectiously jolly' (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baronand features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Click below to watch a trailer with footage from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

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