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Tony Nominees Tom Wopat & Pascale Armand Star in Romantic Comedy HEIRLOOM, Debuting Today on Vimeo
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Tony nominees Tom Wopat and Pascale Armand star in HEIRLOOM, an aspirational romantic comedy series, which will debut on Vimeo on September 9. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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Justin Vivian Bond, Darren Criss, Molly Ringwald and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly lineup of performances from September 7 - 18, 2016. Scroll down, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE to Bring Dark Comedy Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, a new comedy written and performed by Chris Gethard, will play The Lynn Redgrave Theater, (45 Bleecker Street at the corner of Lafayette Street) beginning October 5th with the official opening scheduled for October 13th. (more...)

Girl Be Heard to Honor Danai Gurira and Fran Hauser at 2016 GOTTA LOVE GIRLS GALA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Girl Be Heard, the girl-led global movement and theatre collective, will honor Danai Gurira and Fran Hauser with the prestigious Fairy Godmother Award at their Gotta Love Girls Gala in New York City. The award, presented annually to two women for their outstanding work as advocates for girls and women around the world, will be bestowed and celebrated among an evening of music, dancing, and theatre. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Off-Broadway's MARIE AND ROSETTA and More Receive 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the second round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Again Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. This twice-extended engagement, originally set to play through December 11, now runs through Friday, December 30. (more...)

Second Event Launches CT Chapter of LPTW
by Lauren Yarger - Sep 20, 2016

The second of two launch events kicks off the state's Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women (more...)

Hasan Minhaj, Maya Rudolph, Laura Benanti and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its night performances, September 21 - October 2, 2016. Scroll down, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

BWW TV: Get Ready to Laugh with Lisa Lampenelli & the Cast of STUFFED!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 2, 2016

WP Theater will soon present two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show), Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella), Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, in the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lisa Lampanelli & the Company of STUFFED Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Sep 2, 2016

WP Theater will soon present two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show), Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella), Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, in the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Dione Ingram Shines Brightly Celebrating 'Black Broadway' in New York Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Sep 2, 2016

2016 is one of Broadway's most diverse seasons, so much so it spawned a Twitter trending hashtag #TonysSoDiverse following the nominations for this past weekend's awards ceremony. 12 Black and non-Black actors of color were nominated for a Tony Award. For the first time in the Tonys' history, all four musical acting categories were won by Black actors, and if you walk down 45th Street, as soprano Paula Dione Ingram has, the block is lit up by 'Black Broadway.' It's a laudable moment in a theatre history that has not always been so and still continues to have a long way to go, the subject of Ingram's Dark Legacy: Bright Lights of Black Broadway, her debut show at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 4. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/17/2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016. (more...)

ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS Debuts as Monday's No. 1 TV Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Building from its first hour to its second hour, ABC's “Dancing with the Stars” dominated NBC's “American Ninja Warrior” finale in the 2-hour time period by 6.3 million viewers (more...)

BWW Review: The Kids Aren't Alright in SPRING AWAKENING
by Desiree Fantal - Sep 13, 2016

When did you learn about sex? How? Who told you about 'the birds and the bees,' 'making a baby,' 'when two people really love one another'? I'm not sure where I picked it up, though I'm fairly certain it wasn't from my parents. The gag reflex rising in my throat even at the thought makes me certain I never flat out asked my mother. In any case the information got to me somehow, and I lived to tell the tale via hazy, inconsistent memories. mad Theatre of Tampa's production of SPRING AWAKENING, the first show of their 16th season, follows a group of adolescents in late 19th century Germany as they question what's happening to their bodies - physically and emotionally (more...)

VIDEO: Watch New Trailer for Tupac Shakur Biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME
by Movies News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

A new teaser trailer for the Tupac Shakur biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME was released today. Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars as the legendary rapper who was gunned down in 1996 in Las Vegas, NV. The film, set to hit theaters on November 11th, is direced by Benny Boom. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Betty Buckley and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 14-25, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Memex Inc. Expects to Report Record Sales in Q3 - 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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Louis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed Back
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, has joined the company of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA as Achilles. He is replacing David Harbour who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The new press opening will now be Tuesday, August 9. (more...)

Photo Flash: See Orsini, Connolly, Campion & Armand in Costume for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of young love, Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful romantic comedy will run August 14 - September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 14 - 19. Opening night is Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the company below! (more...)

The Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Opens Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Public Theater recently announced that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, had stepped into the company of Troilus and Cressida as Achilles, replacing David Harbour, who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The play celebrates its opening tonight, August 9, after a short delay. (more...)

Shuler Hensley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett & More Join Sutton Foster in New Group's SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New Group has announced additional casting for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season.  Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and directed by Leigh Silverman, this production features Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, James Brown III, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Shuler Hensley, Sasha Hutchings, Donald Jones, Jr., Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett and Joel Perez, and as previously announced, two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Charity Hope Valentine.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 2 - December 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Melba Moore, Saycon Sengbloh Slated for STAGE FRIGHT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

On Monday, August 15th, STAGE FRIGHT will welcome Tony Award winner and four time Grammy nominee Melba Moore to the stage. Melba will join the weekly talk show to discuss her vast career and her latest music. (more...)

VIDEO: Marisha Wallace Describes Her Experience Being Black On Broadway
by Michael Dale - Aug 4, 2016

As a member of the original Broadway cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN! she understudied Heidi Blickenstaff as Bea. (more...)

Southeast Asia's E-Commerce market to surpass US$25 billion by 2020 despite market challenges, finds Frost & Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

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Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Champagne Jerry, Michael Shannon, Justin Vivian Bond and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for August 31 - September 11, 2016. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Breaking News: Justin Guarini, Margo Seibert, James Snyder, Telly Leung & More Will Lead IN TRANSIT on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Producer Janet B. Rosen announced today that Broadway's first a cappella musical In Transit will star David Abeles (Once), 2016 'America's Got Talent' contestant Moya Angela (Ghost The Musical), 2012 American Beatbox Vice Champion Steven 'HeaveN' Cantor (Broadway Debut), Justin Guarini (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; 'American Idol'), Telly Leung (Allegiance), Erin Mackey (Amazing Grace), Gerianne Pe?rez (Broadway Debut), Margo Seibert (Rocky), Chesney Snow (Broadway Debut), James Snyder (If/Then), Mariand Torres (Broadway Debut), Nicholas Ward (On the Town), Adam Bashian (Broadway Debut), Laurel Harris (Beautiful) and Aurelia Williams (Broadway Debut). (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/3/2016 - Marquees Dim for Nederlander and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 3, 2016

Today's big news: The cast of SHE LOVES ME celebrates their album release at Barnes & Noble, marquees will be dimmed on Broadway, in the West End and in Chicago in memory of James M. Nederlander, and the company of HOLIDAY INN meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Communist Daughter Returns After Long Hiatus w/ New Single, LP + Tour Info
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

After a critically acclaimed debut and conquering addiction and mental health struggles, Minneapolis post-folk rockers Communist Daughter return with a brand new single “Roll A Stone,” now streaming exclusively via All Things Go. (more...)

National Geographic Channel Announces Commemorative Programming Event to Honor 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

On the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, the National Geographic Channel will commemorate the tragic events of that fateful day, and the ongoing war that followed, with a daylong television tribute (more...)

Adrienne Truscott, Fendika and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances now through September 4. (more...)

Britney Spears Biopic In the Works at Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Lifetime has ordered the two-hour biopic Britney (working title), detailing the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears' rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world's greatest entertainers. Production begins this September in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere on Lifetime. (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard and More to Gather in Celebration of Mx Justin Vivian Bond
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Iconic performer, writer, artist and activist Mx Justin Vivian Bond will close out an epic yearlong retrospective of v's 25 year career at Joe's Pub at The Public with a new show called The Golden Age of Justin Vivian Bond, September 7-10 at 9:00PM, and a tribute concert, Trans/Art/Family: The VIVification of NYC, on September 11 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced a two-week extension for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Pam McKinnon, Sutton Foster & More Set for 92Y This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The 92Y has announced its Fall 2016 theater season, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Pam MacKinnon, Sutton Foster and more. (more...)

ECLIPSED Playwright, Producers to Be Feted at TCG's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that its 2016 gala will honor Tony-nominated and OBIE-winning playwright and acclaimed 'The Walking Dead' actress Danai Gurira. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kieran Campion, Pascale Armand and More in LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of young love, Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful romantic comedy will run now through September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Opening night is Saturday, August 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Producer Cons Investors with Fake Lupita Nyong'o Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o earned a Tony nomination earlier this year for her Broadway debut in Eclipsed, but seven investors will never see her star in another Broadway play that they they were recently conned into funding. According to Metro, Roland Scahill, who owns production company RMS2 Productions, has been indicted for stealing $165K from investors who thought he was producing a new play about opera star Kathleen Battle. (more...)

Zainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

MCC Theater - which this fall celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season as one of New York's leading Off-Broadway theater companies - has announced the 2016 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Jocelyn Bioh, MCC Youth Company alum Xavier Galva, Ted Malawer, and Eric Micha Holmes. (more...)

Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce 2016 Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $580,000, allow 15 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. Two more rounds of recipients will be announced later this year. (more...)

Zainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Laura Osnes, Isaac Oliver and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly shows, running August 17-28. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Raul Mendez, Hannia Guillen, Priscilla Lopez and More to Lead Nilo Cruz's BATHING IN MOONLIGHT World Premiere at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

When Father Monroe discovers that Marcela and her Cuban-American family are struggling, he offers a warmth and kindness unlike anything Marcela has ever experienced. Small acts of generosity blossom into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical new play about falling in love and finding a place to call home. (more...)

Ayesha Jordan's SHASTA GEUX POP Set for The Bushwick Starr This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to open our 2016-17 Season with SHASTA GEAUX POP. (more...)

Stage West Presents Robert O'Hara's Incendiary Comedy BOOTYCANDY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Growing up black and growing up gay: each presents a unique set of difficulties and challenges.  Growing up black AND gay?  Those are some tricky waters to navigate, and are the focus of Robert O'Hara's fearlessly outrageous Bootycandy, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, August 11.   (more...)

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