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ON THIS ISLAND EPISODE #7, CHARLATAN and More Set for Ars Nova, Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Ars Nova announces a September lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater programming. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Kicks Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between today, 6-25 October 2013 (more...)

Julie White Lands Recurring Role on NURSE JACKIE
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, former VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE star Julie White has landed a major recurring role on the sixth season of Showtime's Edie Falco-led series NURSE JACKIE. (more...)

It's Official! Sutton Foster to Return to Broadway in VIOLET; Show Set for Limited Run at American Airlines Theatre Starting in Late March
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2013

It's Official! Sutton Foster is coming BACK to Broadway, as Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that it will present two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in a Broadway production of VIOLET (first seen as part of Encores! Off-Center concert series in 2013), directed by Leigh Silverman. Based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, VIOLET features music by Jeanine Tesori and book & lyrics by Brian Crawley. VIOLET will be produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen. (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

Ars Nova to Host ARS NOVA 54: A New Year's Eve Spectacular, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Ars Nova has announced this year's New Year's Eve Spectacular, the grand finale to its 10th Anniversary year. (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Bay Street Theatre presents the World Premiere of CONVICTION (Today, May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from Civic Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2013

Civic Theatre of Allentown presents the Pulitzer-winning musical 'Next to Normal,' which runs now through May 19. Civic's Artistic Director William Sanders directs this rock musical written by Brian Yorkey and lyrics by Tom Kitt. Featuring an electrifying pop-rock score of more than 30 songs, 'Next to Normal' is an intense, tender, human scale musical that aims straight for the heart. BroadwayWorld has new production photos below! (more...)

Brighton Fringe Presents FROM UP HERE, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

From Up Here is a simple and beautiful musical by Aaron Lee Lambert. It explores time, change and the choices that change the lives of five very different people, whose paths cross in the most unlikely of ways on the Brooklyn Bridge. Question: what makes life worth living? Through a score of vibrant, memorable songs you will find your own story through their experiences. (more...)

At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

Ars Nova's Diamond Ball Set for 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Ars Nova announces Ars Nova's Diamond Ball, not just another f*@%ing benefit. The evening will honor Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New Girl, Stephen Siderow, member of Ars Nova's Board of Directors and Co-founder and President of BlueMountain Capital, and Beau Willimon, founding member of Ars Nova's Play Group and creator of Netflix's House of Cards. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets July Programming, Featuring Guy Branum, SHOWGASM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) announces a July lineup featuring three exciting new comedy, music and theater events. Coming up in July: (All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted) (more...)

Ars Nova's ANT Fest Kicks Off Tonight with THOSE LOST BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

Ars Nova announces the lineup for its 6th Annual ANT Fest. This year's festival of All New Talent runs from today, June 3 - 29, featuring fresh new work from some of New York's most exciting emerging artists. From trapeze thrillers to hip-hop basketball musicals, 2013's ANT Fest heats up Ars Nova this summer with four weeks of comedy, music, theater and a fusion of all three you won't see anywhere else. (more...)

Reed Birney and Nikki M. James to Read NUDE STUDY at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Reed Birney, nominated for a Tony Award in Casa Valentina, and Nikki M. James, winner of the Tony Award for The Book of Mormon will appear in a reading of Ken Kaissar's new play Nude Study at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor) on Friday, June 20 at 2:00 PM. Directed by Evan T. Cummings, they will be joined by Deirdre O'Connell, who was seen recently in Circle Mirror Transformation, Lisa Joyce, whose credits include Red Light Winter, and Tobias Segal, who was seen in From Up Here at Manhattan Theatre Club. For reservations to the free reading contact nudestudyplay@gmail.com. (more...)

Tony-Winning VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Extends Through 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Producers Joey Parnes and Larry Hirschhorn have announced that Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which last night won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, will again extend its premiere Broadway engagement at the Golden Theatre. With this second and final extension, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will now end its run Sunday, August 25 (it was originally scheduled to end its run on Sunday, June 30). The critically lauded play has swept the awards circuit this year, having now been named Best Play by every major theatrical awards organization including the aforementioned Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics' Circle, the Drama Desk, the Drama League, and the Outer Critics Circle. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike began performances on Tuesday, March 5 and opened on Thursday, March 14. (more...)

City Center to Launch ENCORES! OFF CENTER; Sutton Foster to Lead VIOLET, Kathleen Marshall to Direct GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

New York City Center goes Off-Broadway this summer with the launch of Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for New York City Center Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists, opening on July 10. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julie White Debuts in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Walter McBride - Jul 31, 2013

Just yesterday, Tony Award-winner Julie White stepped into the role of 'Masha' in Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The show began performances on Tuesday, March 5 and opened on Thursday, March 14. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from White's first curtain call below! (more...)

Julie White Begins Performances Tonight in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Tony Award-winner Julie White steps into the role of 'Masha' in Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, tonight, Tuesday, July 30. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike began performances on Tuesday, March 5 and opened on Thursday, March 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Julie White in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Tony Award-winner Julie White steps into the role of 'Masha' in Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, tonight, Tuesday, July 30. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike began performances on Tuesday, March 5 and opened on Thursday, March 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at White in action below! (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for New York City Center Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists, opening on July 10. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

Leigh Silverman, Mark Brokaw, Juliette Carillo & More Set for Sundance Institute's Theatre Directors Retreat in France
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sundance Institute and the LUMA Foundation today announced that the two organizations will again collaborate to host the second Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France, July 29 through August 11. The Retreat is one of 10 residential programs hosted by Sundance Institute this summer, collectively representing 15 weeks of support and mentorship for promising independent artists in theatre and film from the United States and around the world. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for New York City Center Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists, opening on July 10. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

Ars Nova to Host Reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a FREE reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY by A. Zell Williams, directed by Jesse Jou. The cast includes McKinley Belcher, Kaliswa Brewster, Ronald Peet and Sarah Steele. (more...)

Ars Nova Announces Cast for GAME PLAY, Running 1/29-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 With GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, today, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 with GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. Game Play, set to play 10 performances from today, January 29 - February 8, features original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles (more...)

Ars Nova Hosts Reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a FREE reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY by A. Zell Williams, directed by Jesse Jou. The cast includes McKinley Belcher, Kaliswa Brewster, Ronald Peet and Sarah Steele. (more...)

SHOWGASM, TOE PICK!, ON THIS ISLAND and More Set for Ars Nova, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Ars Nova announces a February and March lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater programming. (more...)

Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini & More to Join Cast of WICKED in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Broadway blockbuster beginning Tuesday, February 25. CHRISTINE DWYER will assume the role of Elphaba, after recently performing the role on National Tour, and JENNI BARBER (The Nance, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will assume the role of Glinda. (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen- Alysha Umphress Sings 'The View From Up Here' from BEACHES
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2014

This spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre will present the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women will starMara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress(Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. Click below for a first listen to the song 'The View From Up Here', featuring Umphress! (more...)

Leigh Silverman-Helmed AMERICAN HERO & MALA HIERBA Set for Second Stage's 2014 Uptown Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Second Stage Theatre has announced the two plays which will be presented as part of the company's twelfth annual Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series this summer: Bess Wohl's American Hero, directed by Leigh Silverman and Mala Hierba by Tanya Saracho, directed by Jerry Ruiz. (more...)

SHOWGASM, TOE PICK!, ON THIS ISLAND and More Set for Ars Nova, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Ars Nova announces a February and March lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater programming. (more...)

Elliott Joins Cast Of St James Theatre's URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Marc Elliot, playing Mr. McQueen, joins the previously announced Richard Fleeshman as Bobby Strong, Jenna Russell as Penelope Pennywise and Jonathan Slinger as Officer Lockstock in the multi Tony Award-winning URINETOWN The Musical, directed by Jamie Lloyd (Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre. (more...)

Marc Elliott Joins Fleeshman, Jenna Russell & More in URINETOWN THE MUSICAL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Marc Elliott (EastEnders, the National's The History Boys, Royal Shakespeare Company's The Lord of the Flies), playing Mr. McQueen, joins the previously announced Richard Fleeshman (Ghost, Legally Blonde, Coronation Street) as Bobby Strong,Jenna Russell (Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George) as Penelope Pennywise and Jonathan Slinger (RSC's Hamlet, Richard II) as Officer Lockstock in the multi Tony Award-winning URINETOWN The Musical, directed by Jamie Lloyd (Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre. (more...)

Ars Nova Hosts ARS NOVA 54: A New Year's Eve Spectacular Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

Ars Nova has announced this year's New Year's Eve Spectacular, the grand finale to its 10th Anniversary year. (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

Ars Nova to Kick Off 2014 with GAME PLAY, 1/29-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. Game Play, set to play 10 performances from January 29 - February 8, features original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles. (more...)

Samantha Bond and John Marquez Join DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Samantha Bond (Passion Play, Amy's View, Downton Abbey, Outnumbered) plays Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love in Beaumont-sur-Mer on the French Riviera and John Marquez (Privates On Parade, The Taming of the Shrew, Doc Martin) plays Andre Thibault, Beaumont-sur-Mer's Chief of Police. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Kick Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival, Oct 6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 6-25 October 2013 (more...)

ON THIS ISLAND EPISODE #7, CHARLATAN and More Set for Ars Nova, Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Ars Nova announces a September lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater programming. (more...)

Jenni Barber to Join ANNIE as 'Grace Farrell' on 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Jenni Barber, who most recently starred in THE NANCE on Broadway will take on 'Grace Farrell' in ANNIE beginning August 20. Brynn O'Malley, who currently plays the role, will temporarily depart to star in HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at Paper Mill Playouse. She will return to the production on November 5. (more...)

Ars Nova Hosts Diamond Ball Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Ars Nova hosts Ars Nova's Diamond Ball, not just another f*@%ing benefit tonight. The evening will honor Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New Girl, Stephen Siderow, member of Ars Nova's Board of Directors and Co-founder and President of BlueMountain Capital, and Beau Willimon, founding member of Ars Nova's Play Group and creator of Netflix's House of Cards. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Civic Theatre of Allentown's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Civic Theatre of Allentown will produce the Pulitzer-winning musical 'Next to Normal,' which will run from May 3 to May 19. Civic's Artistic Director William Sanders directs this 'brave, breathtaking' (The New York Times) rock musical written by Brian Yorkey and lyrics by Tom Kitt. Featuring an electrifying pop-rock score of more than 30 songs, 'Next to Normal' is an intense, tender, human scale musical that aims straight for the heart. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tony-Winner Julie White Talks NURSE JACKIE, Benanti, McDonald, Schwartz, Huffman, and What's Next
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 25, 2014

Most actors can only dream of having the career Julie White has had. A Tony-winner for 2006's THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, White spent five years on TV's GRACE UNDER FIRE, starred in the mega-hit TRANSFORMERS franchise and the Academy Award winning LINCOLN, and on TV with FRIEND's Matthew Perry and fellow Tony-winner Laura Benanti in GO ON. White can now be seen on Showtime's NURSE JACKIE, where she plays Tony-nominee Edie Falco's AA sponsor. I spoke to her the Friday before Easter as she was preparing to head up to her fixer-upper outside the city to prune roses and pile up leaves with her good friend Tony-winner Cady Huffman. (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of CONVICTION (May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger and More Attend Ars Nova's DIAMOND BALL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

On April 7, Ars Nova hosted their Diamond Ball, not just another f*@%ing benefit. The evening honored Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New Girl, Stephen Siderow, member of Ars Nova's Board of Directors and Co-founder and President of BlueMountain Capital, and Beau Willimon, founding member of Ars Nova's Play Group and creator of Netflix's House of Cards. Scroll down to see some photos from the event! (more...)

Ari Graynor, Jerry O'Connell & More to Lead Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO at Second Stage Theatre; Performances Begin 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Second Stage Theatre kicks off the 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of AMERICAN HERO, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman. AMERICAN HERO will feature ARI GRAYNOR (2ST Trust), DAOUD HEIDAMI (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), JERRY O'CONNELL (Seminar) and ERIN WILHELMI (The Great God Pan). Previews begin Monday, May 12th and opening night is Thursday, May 22nd. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for New York City Center Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists, opening on July 10. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

City Center to Launch ENCORES! OFF CENTER; Sutton Foster to Lead VIOLET, Kathleen Marshall to Direct GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2013

New York City Center goes Off-Broadway this summer with the launch of Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

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