BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Actress in a Leading Role - PlayBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Actress in a Leading Role - Play
by Caryn Robbins - May 30, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

Laura Jacqmin's A THIRD to Premiere at Finborough Next MonthLaura Jacqmin's A THIRD to Premiere at Finborough Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The world premiere of A Third by award-winning Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin runs at the Finborough Theatre for twelve performances, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees, from Sunday, 28 June 2015 (Press Night: Monday 29 June 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Justin Bieber, Ellen Degeneris & More Featured in Pop Artist Sham Ibrahim's 'Celebrity Selfies'Justin Bieber, Ellen Degeneris & More Featured in Pop Artist Sham Ibrahim's 'Celebrity Selfies'
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

After 6 months of hard work, Hollywood's favorite Digital Pop Artist Sham Ibrahim has just completed a series of 16 portraits- all based on celebrity selfies. (more...)

SMTC Sets Cast of GYPSYSMTC Sets Cast of GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

One of fastest-growing theater companies in Phoenix announces its cast for their upcoming production of the classic musical Gypsy, featuring some of the Valley's best talent. (more...)

Christopher Plummer Will Present Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal Next MonthChristopher Plummer Will Present Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

On June 1 from 6-8 pm, The Shakespeare Society will host their third annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South). (more...)

MISS WILSON'S WATERLO Set for Finborough TheatreMISS WILSON'S WATERLO Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Miss Wilson's Waterloo, a new play by Ellis Jones and Martin Wimbush, receives two afternoon staged readings at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 June 2015 (performances at 3.00pm) to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. (more...)

AMERICAN IN PARIS' Bob Crowley Wins Tony for Best Scenic Design MusicalAMERICAN IN PARIS' Bob Crowley Wins Tony for Best Scenic Design Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Bob Crowley and 59 Productions have won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for An American in Paris. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Wins Tony for Best Performance Actress Leading RoleTHE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Wins Tony for Best Performance Actress Leading Role
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Helen Mirren has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in THE AUDIENCE. (more...)

'RICHARD HERD'S JOURNEY' Opens in July at MRG Fine Art Gallery'RICHARD HERD'S JOURNEY' Opens in July at MRG Fine Art Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

There is a long list of Hollywood personalities, such as Frank Sinatra, Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, Carol Burnett, Tony Curtis, Phyllis Diller, Dwayne Hickman, Tony Bennett, etc., that have found their artistic talents extended to the canvas. One of the industry's most celebrated is actor, Richard Herd. Perhaps best known for his film roles in 'The China Syndrome,' 'All The Presidents Men,' or on television in 'T.J. Hooker,' 'Seinfeld,' 'Star Trek: Voyager,' and most recenly, 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers,' Mr. Herd now shares is love of art in RICHARD HERD's JOURNEY: A Retrospective of his Paintings (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Round House Delivers Strong American Premiere of NSFWBWW Reviews: Round House Delivers Strong American Premiere of NSFW
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 3, 2015

Featuring direction by Meredith McDonough, the Round House production brings out the best of Lucy Kirkwood's provocative play. (more...)

GYPSY Opens 7/8 at Ocean State TheatreGYPSY Opens 7/8 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to continue its summer season with the Tony Award-winning classic American musical, Gypsy. (more...)

Sally Mayes to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Harbor Lights' GYPSY This AugustSally Mayes to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Harbor Lights' GYPSY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, is pleased to announce a cast that includes not only Broadway veterans and Tony and Emmy nominees, but also many Staten Islanders. (more...)

Marlon Brando's 'WILD ONE' Harley Davidson Up for Auction This WeekendMarlon Brando's 'WILD ONE' Harley Davidson Up for Auction This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Nothing personifies the meaning of a pure leading male legendary screen icon as that of Marlon Brando. The movie star best known for his enigmatic roles in 'The Wild One,' 'The Godfather' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' to name only a few, was the epitome of sought after movie star, Hollywood bad boy and misunderstood but admired screen god. On Saturday, June 27, 2015, fans and collectors will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid on Marlon Brando's personally owned Harley Davidson at Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills (Lot #791, Estimate: $200,000-$400,000). (more...)

Tony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive 'Legend Award' at Ischia Global Film & Music FestTony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive 'Legend Award' at Ischia Global Film & Music Fest
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Oscar and Tony Award winner Helen Mirren will be the recipient of the Ischia Legend Award, in the name of Luchino Visconti. (more...)

Julien's Auctions Partners with Invaluable for the Hollywood Legends 2015 AuctionJulien's Auctions Partners with Invaluable for the Hollywood Legends 2015 Auction
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

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Nickelodeon and Sid & Marty Krofft to Unleash New Preschool Series MUTT & STUFF, 7/10Nickelodeon and Sid & Marty Krofft to Unleash New Preschool Series MUTT & STUFF, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Nickelodeon is expanding its hit preschool roster with the launch of the inventive Mutt & Stuff, a live-action preschool series created by TV legends Sid and Marty Krofft. (more...)

The Almeida's ORESTEIA, Starring Lia Williams and Jessica Findlay Brown, Headed to Trafalgar StudiosThe Almeida's ORESTEIA, Starring Lia Williams and Jessica Findlay Brown, Headed to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

ORESTEIA, in a modern reimagining by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke, will be transferring to Trafalgar Studios late next month -- original company intact. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present George Bernard Shaw's comedy Misalliance, directed by Artistic Associate/Casting Director Stephen Brown-Fried. Performances begin Wednesday, August 5th and continue through Sunday, August 30th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Sally Mayes and More in Harbor Lights' GYPSYPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Sally Mayes and More in Harbor Lights' GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, is pleased to announce a cast that includes not only Broadway veterans and Tony and Emmy nominees, but also many Staten Islanders.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Amanda Flahive to Lead Williams Street Rep's GYPSY as 'Mama Rose'; Full Cast Announced!Amanda Flahive to Lead Williams Street Rep's GYPSY as 'Mama Rose'; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

In 1959 Ethel Merman, the prominent musical theatre actress of her time, and David Merrick were searching for their next project. After reading an excerpt from the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, Merrick felt they had said project and GYPSY was born. (more...)

Glass Mind Theatre's THE PRETTIES Opens 8/7Glass Mind Theatre's THE PRETTIES Opens 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Furies scream, goddesses judge, and dead girls ponder in Ann Turiano's THE PRETTIES, an adaptation of Aeschylus' blood-soaked trilogy The Oresteia. The voices of Clytemnestra, Cassandra, Electra and other women frame the journey of Orestes as he seeks revenge for the murder of his father, Agamemnon, by his mother. This adaptation captures and reinvents the entire Greek trilogy in one evening, and still gets you home way before midnight. (more...)

BWW Features: Meet the New Abbey Theatre DirectorsBWW Features: Meet the New Abbey Theatre Directors
by Chris McCormack - Jul 22, 2015

Neil Murray and Graham McLaren believe in the concept of a National Theatre that 'reaches all of the country'. (more...)

Michael Begley, Miria Parvin and Rebecca Thornhill Join West End's MATILDAMichael Begley, Miria Parvin and Rebecca Thornhill Join West End's MATILDA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Evie Hone and Lizzie Wells will join Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical from Tuesday 15 September 2015. Joining the four actresses will be Michael Begley (Mr Wormwood), Miria Parvin (Miss Honey) and Rebecca Thornhill (Mrs Wormwood). Craige Els will continue in the role of Miss Trunchbull. (more...)

Susie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK TourSusie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Susie Blake will play 'The Queen' in the Tricycle Theatre's Olivier award-winning production of Moira Buffini's West End hit comedy, Handbagged, which embarks on a major 13-week national tour this autumn from 9 September to 5 December 2015. (more...)

New Cast Announced For London MATILDA - Craige Els Continues As Miss Trunchbull!New Cast Announced For London MATILDA - Craige Els Continues As Miss Trunchbull!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

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Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

Harbor Lights Changes Matinee Schedule for GYPSYHarbor Lights Changes Matinee Schedule for GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, is pleased to announce a special Family Discount- bring a family of 4 and get one kid free - for the Saturday matinee performances of GYPSY on August 8th at 2 p.m. at the Historic St. George Theatre, Staten Island. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Ocean State Theatre's GYPSYPhoto Flash: First Look- Ocean State Theatre's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to continue its summer season with the Tony Award-winning classic American musical, Gypsy. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

THE ORESTEIA to Play HOMETHE ORESTEIA to Play HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Director Blanche McIntyre, winner of the TMA Best Director award in 2013 and the Critics' Circle Most Promising Newcomer award in 2011, this autumn directs at HOME Ted Hughes' adaptation of The Oresteia, Aeschylus' epic drama about war, bloodshed, revenge, and justice. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GYPSY Brings Soap-Opera Sheen to Classic Musical at CLOBWW Reviews: GYPSY Brings Soap-Opera Sheen to Classic Musical at CLO
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 13, 2015

CLO's production of the classic musical has star power and a spectacular score, but could use a little energy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ocean State Theatre Company Sings Out with Glorious GYPSYBWW Reviews: Ocean State Theatre Company Sings Out with Glorious GYPSY
by Robert Barossi - Jul 12, 2015

While it seems that some musicals are constantly produced and have been seen by every theatergoer alive, others seem more elusive. For example, there's no good explanation for why so many people have mentioned recently that they've never seen the musical Gypsy. 'Oh, I know the songs,' they all say. Immediately followed by, 'But I've never seen the actual show.' If you are among that number, Ocean State Theatre Company has just what you need, a nearly perfect production of this classic and beloved musical. And if you are not one of those people, and you have seen the show before, you should definitely take this opportunity to see it again. (more...)

Photo Flash: Coming Up Roses! First Look at GYPSY at Pittsburgh CLOPhoto Flash: Coming Up Roses! First Look at GYPSY at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, tonight, July 10, through July 19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker & John Dagleish Set for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's HARLEQUINADEZoe Wanamaker & John Dagleish Set for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's HARLEQUINADE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Further casting for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick season has been announced. John Dagleish and Zoe Wanamaker are to appear in Harlequinade, with John also joining the company of The Winter's Tale. The two productions will play in repertory at the Garrick theatre from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Harbor Lights Theater's GYPSY Starring Sally MayesPhoto Flash: First Look at Harbor Lights Theater's GYPSY Starring Sally Mayes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, is pleased to announce a cast that includes not only Broadway veterans and Tony and Emmy nominees, but also many Staten Islanders. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Take a Look at GYPSY Rehearsals, Starring Sally MayesSTAGE TUBE: Take a Look at GYPSY Rehearsals, Starring Sally Mayes
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company, Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, welcomes a cast of Broadway veterans and Tony and Emmy nominees, as well as many Staten Islanders, for GYPSY. Below, check out rehearsal footage from the show! (more...)

Sally Mayes Stars as 'Mama Rose' in Harbor Lights' GYPSY, Opening TonightSally Mayes Stars as 'Mama Rose' in Harbor Lights' GYPSY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, welcomes a cast of Broadway veterans and Tony and Emmy nominees, as well as many Staten Islanders, for GYPSY, opening tonight, August 7th, and running two weekends through August 16th in an exciting new partnership with the historic St. George Theater in Staten Island. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Completes 2015-16 Season Slate with THE SECOND MRS. WILSONGeorge Street Playhouse Completes 2015-16 Season Slate with THE SECOND MRS. WILSON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

George Street Playhouse has announced that Joe DiPietro's The Second Mrs. Wilson, will occupy the previously to-be-announced slot in the New Brunswick theatre's 2015-16 season.  (more...)

MINUSONESISTER Begins Next Month at SBW StablesMINUSONESISTER Begins Next Month at SBW Stables
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

A father sacrifices the life of his eldest daughter for the common good - having her snatched away during a TV ad break. It's the kind of thing that can really mess up a family. Mother turns against father. Son turns against mother. Sister turns against sister. Maybe you've heard the myth, but not like this. (more...)

Soul Kitchen to Reunite at The Black Box, 9/11Soul Kitchen to Reunite at The Black Box, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

 THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's new theater, music, and event venue, kicks off its 2015-2016 season with the highly anticipated reunion concert of Boston's popular R&B band, Soul Kitchen. The show, and venue's first dance party, begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 11. THE BLACK BOX, the home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), is located at 15 West Central Street.  (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKEQuintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm.  THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATIONShakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Next up on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the New Jersey premiere of Bill Cain's Equivocation. When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity. Equivocation was described in Variety as "one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade." (more...)

Breaking News: Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Headed Back to Broadway Starring Forest Whitaker!Breaking News: Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Headed Back to Broadway Starring Forest Whitaker!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

This just in! BroadwayWorld.com has learned that the Academy Award, Golden Globe & BAFTA winning actor Forest Whitaker will make his highly anticipated Broadway debut in HUGHIE, by four- time Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Prize Laureate Eugene O'Neill. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner winner Michael Grandage, HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement in the spring of 2016 on Broadway at a Shubert Theatre to be announced. (more...)

Kristine Fraelich to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Media Theatre's GYPSY This Fall; Cast Set!Kristine Fraelich to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Media Theatre's GYPSY This Fall; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The legendary musical GYPSY plays on The Media Theatre stage September 23 through November 1, opening the award-winning music theatre company's 2015-16 Broadway Series season. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Tricycle Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for the world premiere of A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, by multi-award winning American playwright Marcus Gardley. Sharon D. Clarke and Lucian Msamati lead the company which also includes Adjoa Andoh, Ayesha Antoine, Michelle Bonnard,Wil Johnson, Karl Queensborough and Angela Wynter in the production which opens on 14 October, with previews from 8 October, and runs until 14 November.   (more...)

WE TV Greenlights "EX ISLE," A New Concept in Relationship RealityWE TV Greenlights "EX ISLE," A New Concept in Relationship Reality
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

WE tv has just greenlit “Ex Isle,” a groundbreaking new concept in the dating and relationship space that helps former couples finally break free from one another in order to move on and form new, healthy relationships. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth to Stage UK Premiere of Matthew Lopez's THE WHIPPING MANTheatre Royal Plymouth to Stage UK Premiere of Matthew Lopez's THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War, one of the most lethal conflicts in American history but also an event that was pivotal in shaping the identity and future of the United States.  Set in Virginia, following the final days of the Civil War, Matthew Lopez's play The Whipping Man revisits the fall of the American Confederacy and the end of slavery and is a moving and provocative look at this significant period of American history - the effects of which are still reverberating in US society today. (more...)

FringeArts to Stage U.S Premiere of AFTER THE REHEARSAL/PERSONAFringeArts to Stage U.S Premiere of AFTER THE REHEARSAL/PERSONA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

FringeArts presents the U.S. premiere of Toneelgroep Amsterdam's After the Rehearsal/Persona, a centerpiece of the 2015 Fringe Festival and the only U.S. engagement of this stunning work. Two Ingmar Bergman screenplays, After the Rehearsal and Persona, are reimagined for the stage by celebrated Dutch director Ivo van Hove and set designer Jan Versweyveld. This theatrical diptych, with each play delving into the messy lives of theater artists, features deeply emotional and physical performances to match the layered psychological drama of Bergman's texts. (more...)

HANDBAGGED Tour to Play The Marlowe TheatreHANDBAGGED Tour to Play The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Exploring the relationship between The Queen and Margaret Thatcher, the production opens in Canterbury on Wednesday 9 September - the day Queen Elizabeth II becomes our longest-serving monarch. (more...)

UK's F*CK THE POLAR BEARS, by Tanya Ronder, Announces Full CastUK's F*CK THE POLAR BEARS, by Tanya Ronder, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The cast for the world premiere production of F*CK THE POLAR BEARS by Tanya Ronder is: Jon Foster, Salome R Gunnarsdottir, Susan Stanley and Andrew Whipp. The production, directed by Caroline Byrne, previews from 11 September (press night 16 September). (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & MoreAbrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Abrons Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain 'one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown' (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique on the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. (more...)

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