World Premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO Begins Tonight at The Gift Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of psychological drama Good For Otto by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/8/2015 - FOOL FOR LOVE Opens, LES MIS Hits 30 in London!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 8, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FOOL FOR LOVE and BARBECUE open tonight, THE BANDSTAND begins at Paper Mill, and LES MIS marks 30 years in London! (more...)

Culture Project, Rosie O'Donnell to Debut MOTHERSTRUCK, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

From the producers of NIRBHAYA, The Exonerated, Guantanamo and Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel, Culture Project along with Rosie O'Donnell will present the world premiere of MotherStruck written and performed by Staceyann Chin and directed by Cynthia Nixon, beginning Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater.   Opening Night is set for Today, October 7th. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon Thrilled For Opportunity To Direct The New Group's STEVE
by Michael Dale - Oct 28, 2015

After her directorial debut with last season's RASHEEDA SPEAKING, The New Group presents her sophomore effort. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Extends GOOD FOR OTTO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

To accommodate demand for tickets, The Gift Theatre has added performances and extended the run of its critically acclaimed new play, Good for Otto, written by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe and directed by Gift artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton. Originally scheduled to close November 22, Good for Otto, will continue performances December 3- December 20, 2015. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Please consult The Gift's website at thegifttheatre.org or call the box office at 773-283-7071 for the most current schedule and ticket availability.   (more...)

MTC's Fall 2015 Benefit to Honor Tony Winner Christine Baranski; Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, Meryl Streep and More to Appear
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's Fall Benefit will honor two-time Tony Award winner, Emmy Award winner, and longtime MTC collaborator and board member Christine Baranski, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Daniel Craig, David Oyelowo to Co-Star in OTHELLO Off-Broadway Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

SPECTRE's Daniel Craig and SELMA's David Oyelowo will team on stage for an off-Broadway production of OTHELLO next fall. A (more...)

Tony Winner Cynthia Nixon to Guest Star on Showtime's THE AFFAIR
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Emmy®, Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon will guest star in season two of the Golden Globe®-winning SHOWTIME® drama series THE AFFAIR. (more...)

Cast Announced for GOOD FOR OTTO World Premiere at The Gift Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton presents the world premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

SCAD Announces Line-Up And Honorees For 2015 Savannah Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

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The New Group's STEVE Begins Performances Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays tonight, November 3, through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, November 18. (more...)

MTC's Fall 2015 Benefit Honors Christine Baranski; Nathan Lane, Meryl Streep and More to Appear
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club will honor two-time Tony Award winner, Emmy Award winner, and longtime MTC collaborator and board member Christine Baranski tonight, November 2, as part of its Fall Benefit at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

STEVE Director Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Pick For City Center Encores!
by Michael Dale - Nov 19, 2015

The Broadway and television star reveals her selection if she got to choose a musical for the long-running concert series. (more...)

The New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for tonight, November 18. (more...)

VIDEO: STEVE's Director Cynthia Nixon Clowns With Cast Member Mario Cantone
by Michael Dale - Nov 16, 2015

Nixon made her directorial debut last season with The New Group's Rasheeda Speaking. She's back with the company for her sophomore effort. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon, Tim Matheson to Play First Couple in TV's KILLING REAGAN
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

National Geographic Channel (NGC) announced today that veteran actor Tim Matheson (“The West Wing,” “Burn Notice,” “Animal House”) will star as the actor turned California governor turned president in the network's forthcoming two-hour scripted movie Killing Reagan (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/2/2016 - New York Pops Gala, August Wilson Monologues & More!
by Jessica Khan - May 2, 2016

Today's big news: Broadway's best gather for tonight's 2016 New York Pops Gala, this year's August Wilson Monologue Competition is this evening, and the cast of WAITRESS hits the recording studio, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Tony Winner Christine Baranski to Lead GOOD WIFE Spinoff on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Christine Baranski will lead a new spinoff series of CBS's acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE, which ended its seven-season run on May 8th (more...)

Full Creative Team Set for OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES at Cherry Lane with Estelle Parsons & Judith Ivey
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES -- a new comedy by Israel Horovitz (MY OLD LADY), with a cast starring Oscar winner and 5-time Tony nominee ESTELLE PARSONS, two-time Tony winner JUDITH IVEY, along with ANGELINA FIORDELLISI (ZORBA on Broadway opposite Anthony Quinn) and FRANCESCA CHOY-KEE (DISGRACED) - begins rehearsals May 12 prior to the start of previews June 7 and opening June 19, in a world-premiere production by Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village.  The play is directed by Barnet Kellman. (more...)

VOICE LESSONS with Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts World Premiere & More Set for Steppenwolf's Expanded 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the 2016/17 Season, the first to be curated by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and the Steppenwolf artistic team. The new season brings many exciting changes that embrace expanded artistic offerings, flexibility and a diverse selection of experiences, featuring the ensemble in ways both familiar and new. In 2016/17, Steppenwolf will produce an expanded six-play Subscription Season, as opposed to the previous five-play season, in a new format that features four plays in the Downstairs Theatre with the opportunity for subscribers to choose between two productions in the Upstairs Theatre. (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...)

Cleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ('The Helen') at Playhouse Square for 10 performances only, March 16-26, 2016. (more...)

Tickets to Harry Chapin, Chazz Palminteri & More at bergenPAC on Sale 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

?New show on sale this week at bergenPAC: School of Rock Presents: A Tribute to the 25th Anniversary of Lollapalooza with special guests from The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC-Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1PM and 7PM; Harry Chapin: A Celebration of Song-Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8PM; and Chazz Palminteri: A Bronx Tale-Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (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...)

The Barrow Group Launches 48-Hour Film Festival Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

THE BARROW GROUP launches its second annual 48-Hour Film Festival, produced by Larry Mitchell tomorrow, June 24. The festival, designed to bring together all levels of filmmakers to collaborate, create, and share talent will culminate in premiere screenings at The Barrow Group (312 W. 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019) on Sunday, June 26 at 7pm and 9pm, with an additional encore screening on Monday, June 27 at 8pm. (more...)

Debra Monk to Lead VISITING EDNA at Steppenwolf Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today that Debra Monk will play the title role in VISITING EDNA, a world premiere play by David Rabe, directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

THE FATHER's Frank Langella Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Frank Langella has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role as Andre in THE FATHER. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Who Created the Look of SHE LOVES ME? Meet Costume Designer Jeff Mashie!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2016

He's the man behind the looks of Rounabout's revival of SHE LOVES ME. Below, watch as Best Costume Design for a Musical Tony Nominee Jeff Mashie tell us why he has enjoyed this project beyond all others! (more...)

Showtime Orders Limited Series PURITY Starring Daniel Craig
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of the new limited series PURITY, based on the novel of the same name from best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, and starring and executive produced by internationally-acclaimed actor Daniel Craig. T (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Weaver will receive a Donostia Award at the gala screening of the film on September 21st in the Kursaal Auditorium. The Festival's most important honorary award acknowledges the career of the North American actress whose name has presided over some of the biggest productions in the last few decades (more...)

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Kevin Spacey Stars as a Businessman Turned Into a Cat in NINE LIVES
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Kevin Spacey will star in the upcoming film NINE LIVES, in which he portray a businessman turned into a cat named 'Mr. Fuzzypants.' (no joke!) Co-starring Christopher Walken, the movie hits theaters on August 5, 2016. Check out the first trailer below! (more...)

Geva's Fielding Studio Series to Continue with AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

?The Fielding Studio Series continues on February 4 with the award-winning play An Iliad, written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, based on Homer's The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles and directed by Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Kevin Spacey Signs on for J.D. Salinger Movie REBEL IN THE RYE
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Deadline writes that stage and screen vet Kevin Spacey has signed on for REBEL IN THE RYE, Danny Strong's upcoming film about the life of author J.D. Salinger, from Black Label Media. Spacey joins Nicholas Hoult in the cast. (more...)

Jeff Richmond Will Write Music for FULLY COMMITTED on Broadway; More of the Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Producers Barbara Whitman and Patrick Catullo announced today additions to the creative team for the delicious hit comedy, FULLY COMMITTED, starring five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson as more than 40 outrageous characters. The complete creative team for Fully Committed by Becky Mode, directed by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore, includes scenic design by Tony and Emmy Award winner Derek McLane (Beautiful, 33 Variations), costume design by Sarah Laux (The Humans), lighting design by Tony Award nominee Ben Stanton (Fun Home), sound design by Tony Award winner Darron L West (Peter and the Starcatcher), and original music by Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' '30 Rock'). (more...)

Estelle Parsons, Judith Ivey & More to Lead New Israel Horovitz Comedy Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

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Bristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues the 2015-2016 Season with the Neil Simon farce Rumors, running March 22-April 17.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Bruce Graham, Leonard Haas, Eleanor Handley, Valerie Leonard, Sean Thompson, Jo Twiss, Danny Vaccaro, Jessica Wagner, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Extends GOOD FOR OTTO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

To accommodate demand for tickets, The Gift Theatre has added performances and extended the run of its critically acclaimed new play for the second time, Good for Otto, written by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe and directed by Gift artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton. After announcing their extension, the show was scheduled to close December 20, Good for Otto, will continue performances January 14 - February 7, 2016. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Please consult The Gift's website at thegifttheatre.org or call the box office at 773-283-7071 for the most current schedule and ticket availability. (more...)

Elephant Run District's hERD Pocast Series to Kick Off 1/14 with TURING TEST at the Tank
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Elephant Run District debuts The hERD Podcast, a curated platform for audiences to experience work by playwrights and artists performed live in New York City and then streamed around the globe on the internet, at the Tank on Jan. 14, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Shares Exclusive Details on THE WIZ LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 1, 2015

Today, McLane speaks exclusively to BWW about the magic behind the journey of these beloved characters, as they ease on down the road and onto our TV screens! (more...)

David Rabe's New Play VISITING EDNA, Starring Debra Monk, Sets Dates at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 41st season, the first curated by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, with the moving and enthralling world premiere of Visiting Edna by renowned American playwright David Rabe (Streamers, Good for Otto). (more...)

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

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

American Sign Language Show ART Added to LookOut Series at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Jesse Eisenberg to Star in His Off-Broadway Show, THE SPOILS, in London, May 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The European premiere of The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils, a razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring internationally acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice), will transfer for a strictly limited season at London's Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2 June.  (more...)

Alan Menken, Robert De Niro & More to be Honored at Paper Mill Playhouse's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 6, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band.  (more...)

bergenPAC to Present CHAZZ PALMINTERI: A BRONX TALE This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents CHAZZ PALMINTERI: A BRONX TALE on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8PM. (more...)

Rondi Reed & Michael Rabe Join Steppenwolf's VISITING EDNA; Jessie Fisher Completes CONSTELLATIONS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete casting for two upcoming productions. Celebrated actress Jessie Fisher (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's Othello, Once on Broadway) joins ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (CBS's Elementary, Steppenwolf's Superior Donuts) in the Chicago premiere production of Constellations, the moving two-character drama by Nick Payne, directed by artistic producer Jonathan Berry to take place this summer in the Upstairs Theatre (May 26 - July 3, 2016; Press/Opening is June 1 at 7:30pm). (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

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