MediaRites' Theatre Diaspora to Close Season with THE SOUND OF A VOICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

MediaRites' Theatre Diaspora, presents the last play of the 2015 season The Sound of a Voice by noted playwright, David Henry Hwang (best known for M. Butterfly, which received the 1988 Tony Award for Best Play and for Chinglish produced at Portland Center Stage)  on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m at PCS. Playwright David Henry Hwang will join the audience for a Skype talk at the October 17th  2pm performance. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Oxygen Premieres New Docu-Series PRETTY. STRONG Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Oxygen Media takes a page out of its playbook for the new docu-series 'Pretty. Strong.' premiering tonight, October 6 at 10pm ET/PT, featuring the fierce and fit women of the Legends Football League (more...)

Rapper Cymarshall Law Releases New DJ Premier Music Tribute CD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the “Cymarshall Law - Supreem Law (The DJ Premier Tribute Mix CD)” (more...)

MaryJoanna Grisso, Austin Colby, Natascia Diaz and More to Star in Signature Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of WEST SIDE STORY, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret). The musical, a collaboration of music, dance and theater giants Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurents, is considered by some to be one of the greatest musicals of all time. WEST SIDE STORY will run from December 8 - January 24 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Jiehae Park's PEERLESS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of PEERLESS by Jiehae Park, directed by Margot Bordelon, November 27-December 19 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 3. The cast of PEERLESS includes Teresa Avia Lim, Christopher Livingston, Caroline Neff, JD Taylor, and Tiffany Villarin. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 13, 2015
by - Nov 13, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Playwrights Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Dominique Morisseau, Annie Baker and David Henry Hwang Discuss Steinberg Award
by Michael Dale - Nov 12, 2015

Playwrights Talk about the importance of grants and awards for young writers. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Completes Cast for David Mamet's 'GHOST STORIES'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce complete casting for the revival of Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien, two haunting short plays by Atlantic co-founder and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

THE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production began previews on April 28, 2015 and officially opens tonight, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe - James Saito, Tim Chiou and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, comes to The Old Globe this spring. tokyo fish story will play May 28 - June 26, 2016, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run May 28 - June 1. Opening night is Thursday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

            Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells will head the cast of its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS  begins previews Thursday, September 29, and opens on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Centenary Stage Company presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in "Then Came Each Actor," a celebration of and tribute to the legendary actors and actresses of the great classical stage tradition -- Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Julia Marlowe, Edwin Booth, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Paul Robeson, Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand -- whose body of work and lives on and off the stage have inspired Kim and Occhiogrosso for over four decades. (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Producer Roy Furman, in association with Sandy Robertson and Luigi Caiola, just announced the return to the stage of one of the greatest voices and storytellers of our time. The legendary Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook will share the stories and songs that shaped her life and career in Barbara Cook: Then and Now, a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune.  (more...)

In Performance Video: Telly Leung & Jennifer Lim in THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2015

This week's New York Times In Performance video features Telly Leung and Jennifer Lim in a scene from THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS (more...)

Rehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rehearsal begins today for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, a candid and intimate evening conceived by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

M. BUTTERFLY Opens This Weekend at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

Opening this weekend at City Lights, M. Butterfly weaves realism, ritual, and vivid theatricality into a haunting tale of a French diplomat who thinks he's found the ideal woman. It's a story that all started with real-life events. (more...)

M. BUTTERFLY Opens This Weekend at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Opening this weekend at City Lights, M. Butterfly weaves realism, ritual, and vivid theatricality into a haunting tale of a French diplomat who thinks he's found the ideal woman. It's a story that all started with real-life events. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Centenary Stage Company presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in "Then Came Each Actor," a celebration of and tribute to the legendary actors and actresses of the great classical stage tradition -- Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Julia Marlowe, Edwin Booth, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Paul Robeson, Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand -- whose body of work and lives on and off the stage have inspired Kim and Occhiogrosso for over four decades. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

David Mamet's 'GHOST STORIES' Double Bill Opens Tonight at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents revivals of Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien, two haunting short plays by Atlantic co-founder and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet. Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien began previews on May 27 and officially open tonight, June 16, for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 - 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

Hot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

It's going to be a hot ticket! Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) will make her off- Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the upcoming world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production will begin previews on April 28, 2015 and officially open on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Andy Mientus Talks the Pied Piper's Fandom, Complexity and More Ahead of THE FLASH Debut
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Andy Mientus, who currently plays 'Marius' in Les Miserables on Broadway, will make his first appearance in his guest starring role of 'Pied Piper' in CW's THE FLASH tonight, January 27, at 8 p.m. on The CW. The character is described as hearing impaired and the first openly gay villain to be featured on the small or big screen. Mientus just spoke with ComicBook.com about the role, and you can check out highlights from the interview below! (more...)

Leigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting, begins performances tonight, February 3 at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Announces SUMMERWORKS Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the line-up for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. Now in its 21st season, SUMMERWORKS will run May 27 through July 9 at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street) in Manhattan, and will feature productions of three new plays: EVERY ANGEL IS BRUTAL by Julia Jarcho and directed by Knud Adams; THE TOMB OF KING TOT by Eric Dufault and directed by Portia Krieger; and TUMACHO by Ethan Lipton and directed by Leigh Silverman. Festival passes are now on sale at: https://www.artful.ly/clubbedthumb/store/passes. (more...)

Broadway Revival of Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Will Bow This Fall; James Lapine on Board to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

This fall, Lincoln Center Theater will join forces with Jujamcyn Theaters to bring William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos back to Broadway, it was announced today. Falsettos will begin previews Thursday, September 29 and open on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Lapine will return to helm the production. (more...)

World Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) through March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for tonight, February 25. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS with Telly Leung, Jennifer Lim & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 25, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting, began performances on February 3 at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The production opened last night, February 24 - and as always, BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the big night! Check out photos below! (more...)

Extensive New Look At MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 25, 2015

A fresh montage of clips from THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS! (more...)

MA-YI Theater Company to Present New Dark Comedy HOUSE RULES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

HOUSE RULES, a new play by A. Rey Pamatmat, will be given its NY premiere by the award-winning Asian-American Off-Broadway MA-YI THEATER COMPANY at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, NYC), with previews set to begin March 25 prior to its official opening night on April 1. HOUSE RULES is directed by Ralph B. Peña. This limited-engagement will conclude on April 16, 2016.  (more...)

MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, With Telly Leung, Jennifer Lim and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting, began performances on February 3 at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Opening night for this co-production with Chicago's Goodman Theatre is tonight, February 24, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 23, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club presents The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting. The World of Extreme Happiness opens tomorrow night, Tuesday, February 24 at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Check out highlights from the play below! (more...)

MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting, begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, February 3 at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

First Look At MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 2, 2015

A first look at THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS! (more...)

Ellen Crawford, Stan Egi & More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) announces the cast of George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION, the fifth production of its 2014-2015 Season. PYGMALION, which began rehearsals today, will perform March 17 - April 12, 2015 with the official press night on Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Lim, Telly Leung & More in MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting, is now in previews for a Tuesday, February 24 opening night at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

PYONGYANG to Open at Finborough Theatre in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The world premiere of a new North Korean story from award-winning playwright In-Sook Chappell, P'yongyang opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 January 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 7 January and Friday, 8 January 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New Docu-Series PRETTY. STRONG, 10/6
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Oxygen Media takes a page out of its playbook for the new docu-series 'Pretty. Strong.' premiering Tuesday, October 6 at 10pm ET/PT, featuring the fierce and fit women of the Legends Football League (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

BWW Preview: FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Season Two
by Jennifer McHugh - Apr 7, 2016

As we begin the long six month wait until we find out who Negan destroyed on THE WALKING DEAD, we can jump into Los Angeles, where the crisis is just beginning in FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. Let's take a look back at Season One before we look ahead to Season Two. (more...)

Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

People's Light presents the regional premiere of A SINGLE SHARD, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park's Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Completes Cast for David Mamet's 'GHOST STORIES'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce complete casting for the revival of Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien, two haunting short plays by Atlantic co-founder and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet. (more...)

Amanda Seyfried Makes Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in THE WAY WE GET BY, Beginning Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production begins previews tonight, April 28, 2015 and officially opens on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team of Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, coming to The Old Globe this spring. (more...)

Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

On May 3, 2015 at 2pm, New York Theatre Barn (Theatre Barn) presents its exclusive Spring Benefit - a one-time only presentation of Gotta Dance: A Choreography Conversation at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tonya Pinkins, Cory Michael Smith & More Celebrate Opening Night of Ma-Yi Theater's HOUSE RULES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Obie Award-Winning  Ma-Yi Theater Company presents the New York premiere of HOUSE RULES, a new play by A. Rey Pamatmat, which opened last night, Thursday, March 31st, at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, NYC). HOUSE RULES began previews on March 25th and runs through Saturday, April 16th.  Jessica Hagedorn, Tonya Pinkins ('Gotham'), Cory Michael Smith ('Gotham') and Andre Holland ('The Knick') celebrated with the cast at the opening night party. Scroll down to check out the photos.  (more...)

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