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Breaking News: Outer Critics Circle Announces 2015-16 Award Winners - SHE LOVES ME; LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Lead Pack
by BWW Special Coverage - May 9, 2016

Just In! The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2015-16 season in 25 categories. (more...)

FOOL FOR LOVE's Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell to Reunite for Animated Film
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Augenblick Studios (Ugly Americans, Wonder Showzen, Superjail) is turning to Indiegogo to raise funds for production of the animated feature film THE ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY. The R-rated comedy stars Nina Arianda as Fancy, the love interest to Drunky played by Arianda's Fool for Love co-star Sam Rockwell. (more...)

Sadie Frost to Lead BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN World Premiere This Autumn
by Jessica Khan - May 5, 2016

Based on true events, the World Premiere of Zoe Lewis's passionate and thought-provoking play BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN will be staged at Wilton's Music Hall, starring Sadie Frost and directed by Oli Rose, for 21 performances, 31st August to 17th September 2016. (more...)

They Were Robbed! Who Was Not Nominated for the Tony Awards?
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony Award Nominations were announced earlier today, and while a select, talented few will spend the day celebrating their achievements, there are many who fell just short of a nod. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of DAPHNE'S DIVE, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's 'Grease: Live'). The production is currently in previews for an extended run through June 12, with a May 15 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Jessica DiGiovanni
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jessica DiGiovanni, who stars as 'Carol' in A BETTER PLACE, playing at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company to Present THE TAMING, TWELFTH NIGHT and OTHELLO this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County's professional, and award-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, announces its 2016 season - where nothing is what it seems and everyone's a Fool for Love.  (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Frank Langella-Led THE FATHER get One Week Extension at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, with a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) will extend by one week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on April 14 to critical raves, has been extended through Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of DAPHNE'S DIVE
by Jennifer Broski - May 16, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of DAPHNE'S DIVE, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's 'Grease: Live'). The production just opened in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night  below! (more...)

August Wilson's JITNEY and COST OF LIVING Added to MTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two additional productions as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2016-2017 season: The Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the New York Premiere of Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok and directed by Jo Bonney, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mandy Greenfield Artistic Director. Cost of Living will have its World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival on the Nikos Stage from June 29 to July 10, 2016. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

Los Angeles LGBT Center to Present FOOL FOR LOVE as Part of 2016 Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Los Angeles LGBT Center has announced a new production of Fool for Love by Sam Shepard as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

VIDEO: DAPHNE'S DIVE's Pulitzer-Winning Author Quiara Alegría Hudes Has High Praise For Director Thomas Kail
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

As a member of Signature's Residency Five, her new play is the first of three the company will premiere in the next five years. (more...)

ASSASSINS, FOOL FOR LOVE & More Set for Princeton Summer Theater's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The 2016 Princeton Summer Theater (PST) troupe invites Central Jersey residents to experience thought-provoking, entertaining, and high-quality theater performances this summer from June 16 through August 11 on the Princeton University campus. (more...)

NOLLYWOOD DREAMS and More Slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club just announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series, which kicks off next Monday, March 14. (more...)

The New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala tonight, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). (more...)

The Landing Theatre Company to Open 2016 Season at The Docks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

?The Landing Theatre Company, Houston's professional company dedicated to advancing American Playwriting, has a new home: The Landing Theatre @ the Docks!  LTC has taken over the theatre venue formally operated by Diverse Works and then the Catastrophic Theater at 1119 East Freeway.  The Landing Theatre Company boldly kicks off their 2015-16 season in its new home with Sam Shepherd's modern classic: Fool for Love. (more...)

Landing Theatre Company Kicks Off 2016 Season in New Home at The Docks!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 5, 2016

The Landing Theatre Company, Houston's professional company dedicated to advancing American Playwriting, has a new home: The Landing Theatre @ the Docks!  LTC has taken over the theatre venue formally operated by Diverse Works and then the Catastrophic Theater at 1119 East Freeway.  The Landing Theatre Company boldly kicks off their 2015-16 season in its new home with Sam Shepherd's modern classic: Fool for Love. (more...)

The New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala on Monday, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). Hosted by Mario Cantone, the event will feature performances by Jerry Dixon and Nat and Alex Wolff, and an appearance by playwright Beth Henley, author of Crimes of the Heart and The Jacksonian. Music Director is Sinai Tabak. The evening, 6:00-10:00pm, includes cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions. (more...)

Dan O'Brien's THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN to Play Theater J, 4/27-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The regional premiere of the 2014 award-winning drama, The Body of An American, written by Guggenheim Fellow Dan O'Brien, plays at Theater J April 27 through May 22, 2016. This bold, radically theatrical, and poetic true story is the winner of the inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Prize, the Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play, and the PEN Center USA Award for Drama. (more...)

Tony Winner Nina Arianda Joins David E. Kelly's Legal Drama TRIAL
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Nina Arianda has signed on to be a series regular in Amazon's upcoming original drama series TRIAL from executive producer David E. Kelley. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Samira Wiley, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in Quiara Alegria Hudes Premiere at Signature Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 23, 2016

Signature Theatre has confirmed casting for the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes' DAPHNE'S DIVE, featuring a slew of stage and screen stars. (more...)

Signal Ensemble Theatre's Final Production THE CONSULTANT Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of The Consultant by Heidi Schreck and directed by Signal Ensemble Theater Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., January 21 - February 20, 2016.  After 13 seasons of  presenting, The Consultant marks the final production for Signal Ensemble Theatre. There will be one preview Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. Opening/Press night is Friday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. (No performance Sunday, Feb. 7) Ticket prices are $23 for single tickets, $15 for industry/students/seniors/groups and $12 for previews. Tickets may be purchased by calling 773.698.7389 or by visiting www.signalensemble.com.  NOTE: There is no Sunday, February 7 performance and there will be an industry Night performance Monday, Feb. 8 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Kathryn Erbe & More Join Frank Langella in MTC's THE FATHER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage), in a new production directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) atMTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

New Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM SERIES, January 24-February 18, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's world premiere of Anna Ziegler's THE LAST MATCH, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (who directed Bethany at the Globe in 2014). (more...)

Lily Nicksay and Erik Odom to Reunite in Rubicon Theatre's SEE ROCK CITY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Appalachian love story of May and Raleigh continues as Rubicon Theatre Company presents SEE ROCK CITY by Arlene Hutton, running January 27 through February 14, 2016, in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING Stars Among Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Ceremony Today!
by Michael Dale - Jan 11, 2016

The Sixth Annual Clive Barnes Awards for Theatre and Dance will be held this afternoon, January 11, at 3 p.m. at The Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center. One recipient from each category will be chosen and the winners announced today. All finalists will receive a cash prize, with the winners in each category receiving an award of $5,000. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RED at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2015-2016 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the Tony Award-winning Best Play, RED. Written by John Logan and directed by Dan Olmstead, the production begins started previews last night, February 23, opens tomorrow, February 25, and continues through March 20 in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER to Play New Rep Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of BLACKBERRY WINTER, March 26-April 17, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Poetic Theater Productions announces the line up for their 5th annual festival of new poetic theater. POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW begins on Thursday, March 17 and runs through Friday, April 8.  Ticket prices range from $15 - $20; the Bedlam event is free. POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW takes place at the wild project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or online at www.poetictheater.com. Group Sales available for groups of 10 or more by emailing: tickets@poetictheater.com (more...)

Adam Bock's A LIFE, 'BELLA' Musical Slated for Playwrights Horizons' 2016-17 Season of Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, just announced the six productions of its 2016/2017 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

Photo Flashback: Up on the Marquee in 2015!
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Dozens of shows celebrated opening nights over the past twelve months, making 2015 a truly epic year in theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorite Broadway (and even some off Broadway) marquee photos from the past year! (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

BroadwayWorld's 2015 List of Lists Roundup - Updating Live!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 28, 2015

As we count down the last days of 2015, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their personal choices for their favorite productions of the year. (more...)

BWW TV: The Year that Was- Celebrating the Plays of 2015!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 27, 2015

It has been an epic year for Broadway, with a whopping 19 plays having opened in 2015. Before we get wrapped up in the theatre season ahead, BroadwayWorld wants to stop and salute the shows that made this year great. Check out our 2015 wrap up below! (more...)

'ALMOST MATA HARI' with Eva Dorrepaal to Play TNC in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

In creating a theater piece about Mata Hari, the Dutch-born actress Eva Dorrepaal (www.evadorrepaal.com) found that she shared one quality with the infamous World War I-era spy:  an addiction to dangerous love.  The truth is, you could probably find more similarities if you dig farther, but this is the idea behind her solo show, 'Almost Mata Hari - Lovers, Letters and Killers,' whose premiere run will be presented by Theater for the New City January 7 to 24. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/8; PROOF in DC, THE CRUCIBLE in Maine; ELLA ENCHANTED in Milwaukee and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 8, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Maine, Milwaukee and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include PROOF in Washington, DC, THE CRUCIBLE at Portland Players, and the world premiere of ELLA ENCHANTED in Milwaukee, just to name a few. (more...)

Quiara Alegria Hudes' Starry DAPHNE'S DIVE Extends at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for the world premiere of Daphne's Dive, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's "Grease: Live"). (more...)

BWW Review: Landing Theatre Company Lands FOOL FOR LOVE
by Mai Le - Apr 7, 2016

The Landing Theatre Company has a new venue! And they're excited to pick up their 2015-2016 season in their new home with Fool for Love, by prominent American playwright Sam Shepard. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Brandon Weinbrenner Talks The Landing Theatre Company's FOOL FOR LOVE
by Natalie de la Garza - Apr 6, 2016

The Landing Theatre Company opens its 2015-2016 season in their new home with a production of Sam Shepard's one-act classic Fool for Love. You may have guessed from the title that it's a love story, but the relationship between Eddie and May is far from your typical boy-meets-girl fairy tale. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at The Landing Theatre Company's FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The Landing Theatre Company, Houston's professional company dedicated to advancing American Playwriting, has a new home: The Landing Theatre @ the Docks!  LTC has taken over the theatre venue formally operated by Diverse Works and then the Catastrophic Theater at 1119 East Freeway.  The Landing Theatre Company boldly kicks off their 2015-16 season in its new home with Sam Shepherd's modern classic: Fool for Love. (more...)

Crowded Outlet to Present New York Premiere of LONE STAR SPIRITS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Crowded Outlet, a not-for-profit development and producing organization in its inaugural year, is proud to announce the New York premiere of the new comedy LONE STAR SPIRITS.  (more...)

Horse Head Theatre Co. to Present Surreal Drama LIDLESS This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Horse Head Theatre Co. announces their upcoming production, LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, which will run June 2 through 18, 2016 at the Fresh Arts Gallery located in Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

Award Season Begins! AMERICAN PSYCHO and SHE LOVES ME Lead the Pack with Outer Critics Circle Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Just this morning, Something Rotten and Spotlight star Brian d'Arcy James along with this season's break-out and genuflecting sensation Jennifer Simard from Broadway's Disaster announced the The Outer Critics Circle nominees for the 2015-16 season from New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street.)  Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Panndora Productions' SWEET TEXAS RECKONING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

Chosen from last year's PANNDORA'S BOX festival of new works, SWEET TEXAS RECKONING is the story of Ellie Wolcott, a Southern Baptist woman fearing a tepid and lonely old age, who attempts to reunite her daughter, Kate, with long time paramour Alan John in order to salvage her remaining years with some semblance of dignity. When Kate shows up with an unexpected guest, Ellie is forced to confront many demons, including her ideas about race, biology, bigotry, and sexuality. (more...)

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