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Imaginary Friends is a play by Nora Ephron. It includes songs with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Craig Carnelia.



The play focuses on writers Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy, who reunite in hell and reflect on their decades-long antagonistic relationship. Dating back to their first meeting at a conference at Sarah Lawrence College in 1948, it came to a head in 1980 when McCarthy, in a television interview with Dick Cavett, asserted "every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'". Hellman subsequently sued McCarthy for slander. As the play progresses, the two women recall, among other things, Hellman's 1952 testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, McCarthy's childhood abuse by an uncle, and their romantic involvements, McCarthy with Philip Rahv and Hellman with Dashiell Hammett. Throughout it all, McCarthy accuses Hellman of repeatedly presenting fiction as fact, while Hellman insists McCarthy always portrays fact as fiction.




Nathan Lane and Partner Devlin Elliott Will Release NAUGHTY MABEL Picture Book in Fall 2015Nathan Lane and Partner Devlin Elliott Will Release NAUGHTY MABEL Picture Book in Fall 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced today that it will publish Naughty Mabel, the first-ever book by Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Nathan Lane and his partner Devlin Elliott. It will be illustrated by acclaimed illustrator and animator Dan Krall. (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman to Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen This FallLarry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman to Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews on October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...', Beginning Tonight at the GeffenLarry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...', Beginning Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews tonight, October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EXILES Is a Muddled Immigration Story at Artists RepBWW Reviews: EXILES Is a Muddled Immigration Story at Artists Rep
by Patrick Brassell - Oct 6, 2014

The specificity of the Cuban immigrant experience is discarded in favor of a Survivor-style fight among the passengers to see who will control the boat's destiny. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 7 at the Geffen Playhouse'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 7 at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is extending again, now through December 7. The production, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time. (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Through November 23 at the Geffen'DISCORD' Extends Through November 23 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is now performing at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Due to popular demand, the production has extended now through November 23. (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen, Opening TonightLarry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord began previews on October 7 with the press opening tonight, October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Extraordinaire Jack O'Brien Previews His 54 Below Show!BWW Interview: Director Extraordinaire Jack O'Brien Previews His 54 Below Show!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

On November 7 and 8 (9:30PM), director extraordinaire Jack O'Brien will bring his new show to 54 Below, titled 'I've Still Got My Health, So What Do I Care?' Come join O'Brien for a Diamond Jubilee Celebration of a life lived on and off the stage. Tales from Hamlet to Hairspray. Selections from Cole Porter to James Taylor. Stories, songs with an occasional A flat and a surprise guest or two. Directed by Scott Wittman with Musical Director Dan Lipton. For tickets, visit: http://54below.com. O'Brien recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming show and you can check out what he had to say below! (more...)

Sunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway DirectorsSunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014

A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/21/14 - POCATELLO Begins, PATTI ISSUES Returns, CHICAGO Celebrates, Mike Nichols Remembered and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/21/14 - POCATELLO Begins, PATTI ISSUES Returns, CHICAGO Celebrates, Mike Nichols Remembered and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: POCATELLO begins off-Broadway, PATTI ISSUES returns to NYC, plus CHICAGO hits a milestone and 'A PARTICLE OF DREAD' opens on Sunday! (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 21 at the Geffen Playhouse'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 21 at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is extending for a third time, now through December 21, 2014. The production, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jennifer Decker Talks Mildred's Umbrella's 2014 -2015 SeasonBWW Interviews: Jennifer Decker Talks Mildred's Umbrella's 2014 -2015 Season
by Kristina Nungaray - May 22, 2014

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company has a successful history of presenting Houston audiences with bold and innovative theatre, offering patrons an altogether edgy theatre-going experience. In addition to their 2014-2015 mainstage season, Mildred's Umbrella has just kicked-off their four play series entitled The Women's Project with CASSANDRA by Katharine Sherman. The Women's Project will feature plays that are written by a female playwright, or contain thematic elements that explore the feminine perspective. Furthermore, a portion of proceeds from each of the productions in The Women's Project series will be donated to local charities dedicated to women's issues. Taking time out of her schedule, Artistic Director and Co-Founder Jennifer Decker, met with us to fill us in on what Houston Audiences can expect from Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company's 2014-2015 Season. (more...)

It's Official! Gloria Estefan Musical ON YOUR FEET! to Arrive Fall 2015 on Broadway; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!It's Official! Gloria Estefan Musical ON YOUR FEET! to Arrive Fall 2015 on Broadway; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises, Inc have announced that On Your Feet! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will premiere on Broadway in Fall 2015 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced, following a Summer 2015 World Premiere engagement in Chicago. (more...)

Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! Gets Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago, Summer 2015Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! Gets Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago, Summer 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Broadway In Chicago, The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises, Inc have announced that On Your Feet! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago in Summer 2015 with Broadway In Chicago theater and performance schedule to be announced. It will open on Broadway in Fall 2015 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced. (more...)

Season Two of BROADCHURCH Now Available to Stream on Entertainment OneSeason Two of BROADCHURCH Now Available to Stream on Entertainment One
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

BROADCHURCH, winner of multiple 2014 BAFTA Awards, including 'Best Drama Series', and the highest-rated drama on British television returned for its hotly anticipated Second Season on March 4. (more...)

THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, 'ANTIGONE PROJECT' and More Set for Rep Stage's 2015-16 SeasonTHE BALTIMORE WALTZ, 'ANTIGONE PROJECT' and More Set for Rep Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), proudly announces its 2015-16 season lineup. (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 32015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

PBS Kids's ODD SQUAD SAVES THE WORLD Debut Delivers Over 3 Million ViewersPBS Kids's ODD SQUAD SAVES THE WORLD Debut Delivers Over 3 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

This January, significant numbers of children and families across the country tuned in to the premiere of “Odd Squad Saves the World,” a special one-hour event from the new PBS KIDS live-action math series, ODD SQUAD. (more...)

IOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsIOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Previews begin tomorrow, today, March 20 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's Antlia Pneumatica at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for IOWA's First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for IOWA's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Razi Ebadi Blakley Releases WORLD WITHIN OUR OWNRazi Ebadi Blakley Releases WORLD WITHIN OUR OWN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

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Tony Winner Jack O'Brien Visits Ten Chimneys for Q&A TonightTony Winner Jack O'Brien Visits Ten Chimneys for Q&A Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Tonight, June 21st, Ten Chimneys Foundation will welcome renowned Broadway director Mr. Jack O'Brien for a very special Conversation at Ten Chimneys. Mr. O'Brien will delight the audience with stories about his prolific life in the theatre. Mr. O'Brien's work can be seen in The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, which runs June 3rd through July 6th in Central Park. Just announced, he will be directing Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane in a new version of Terrence McNally's It's Only A Play, opening on Broadway in September, 2014. (more...)

Tony Winner Jack O'Brien Named Honorary Chair of 2014 NYMFTony Winner Jack O'Brien Named Honorary Chair of 2014 NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced that Tony Award winning director Jack O'Brien has been named the honorary chair of the 2014 Festival. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Tony Honors Charlotte Wilcox - A Tony Awards Special Feature by Jerry MitchellBWW TV Exclusive: Tony Honors Charlotte Wilcox - A Tony Awards Special Feature by Jerry Mitchell
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com thought it would be interesting to go a little more 'in-depth' about the recipients, to help you better understand their being chosen and to look more closely into their lives, worlds and work. In addition, we wanted them to be interviewed by someone with whom they shared some sort of history. Next up in the special series is General Manager Charlotte Wilcox. We reached out to Jerry Mitchell, who has worked with Wilcox on many of his Broadway projects over the course of their careers. (more...)

BBC America Renews ORPHAN BLACK & BROADCHURCH, Orders Two New SeriesBBC America Renews ORPHAN BLACK & BROADCHURCH, Orders Two New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

BBC AMERICA's General Manager, Perry Simon, made the following announcements today during the channel's presentation for the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills. (more...)

BWW Interviews: POLLYWOG Playwright Keian McKee Talks Esther Williams, Neuroscience, and SwimmingBWW Interviews: POLLYWOG Playwright Keian McKee Talks Esther Williams, Neuroscience, and Swimming
by Katricia Lang - Jul 29, 2014

POLLYWOG is heavy stuff. Not for the faint of heart. But I suspect, once you work through the uncomfortable challenging moments, it is, as POLLYWOG author Keian McKee attests, transformative. (more...)

THE BOONDOGGLES ADVENTURES Will Preview This WeekendTHE BOONDOGGLES ADVENTURES Will Preview This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Critically acclaimed children's musical The Boondoggles Adventures will preview for one weekend only at the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica this weekend, July 26th and 27th, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

THE BOONDOGGLES ADVENTURES Will Preview for One Weekend Only, 7/26-27THE BOONDOGGLES ADVENTURES Will Preview for One Weekend Only, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Critically acclaimed children's musical The Boondoggles Adventures will preview for one weekend only at the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica on July 26th and 27th, 2014. (more...)

Sheridan Smith to Lead London Workshop of Revamped EASTER PARADE; Jerry Mitchell to Helm?Sheridan Smith to Lead London Workshop of Revamped EASTER PARADE; Jerry Mitchell to Helm?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Sheridan Smith is in negotiations to star in a London workshop of Irving Merlin's EASTER PARADE, featuring a new book by Ken Ludwig and additional songs by Berlin. Jerry Mitchell will direct. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Illustrious DICK CAVETT in Hellman v. McCarthyBWW Interviews: Illustrious DICK CAVETT in Hellman v. McCarthy
by Don Grigware - Jan 29, 2015

Author/actor/TV talk show host Dick Cavett will star at Theatre 40 in the controversial play Hellman v. McCarthy beginning February 6. Cavett is best known for his TV talk shows from the 70s to present time on CBS, ABC, PBS, USA Network and currently on TCM hosting reruns of his classic 70s interviews. He is known for his laid-back conversational style with such celebrities as Groucho Marx, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Jack Benny and Mel Brooks among many others. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner. He also currently writes a blog published by the New York Times. (more...)

MTF to Offer Sneak Peeks of NIKOLA TESLA DROPS THE BEAT and SHADES OF WAYNE in ACT ONEs, 1/26MTF to Offer Sneak Peeks of NIKOLA TESLA DROPS THE BEAT and SHADES OF WAYNE in ACT ONEs, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Musical Theatre Factory to present first looks at NIKOLA TESLA DROPS THE BEAT and SHADES OF WAYNE in ACT ONEs, Monday, January 26th at 8pm. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This touching and wickedly hysterical Tony Award-winning best play features Broadway, television and film veterans: Philippe Bowgen (Spike), Gina Daniels (Cassandra), Carolyn McCormick (Masha), Mark Nelson (Vanya), Michele Pawk (Sonia) and Jamie Ann Romero (Nina). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, January 21 through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS To Open At Adelphi, Aug 2015!KINKY BOOTS To Open At Adelphi, Aug 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The UK premiere of Kinky Boots, the feel-good multi award-winning musical, will open in the West End on 15 September at the Adelphi Theatre, with previews from 21 August 2015. With a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots won the2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, and the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Tickets at the Adelphi Theatre go on sale from Monday 2 March 2015. (more...)

ITV Greenlights Third Season of BROADCHURCHITV Greenlights Third Season of BROADCHURCH
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' IOWAPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' IOWA
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 20, 2015

Playwrights Horizons will present IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan SmithBlackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Kevin McDonald to Teach Workshop at Unexpected Productions, 3/7Kevin McDonald to Teach Workshop at Unexpected Productions, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall will teach a one-day workshop, Improv Into Sketch at Unexpected Productions on March 7, 2015. We will then perform with the students and members of Unexpected Productions that evening. In a group of twenty to thirty actors/improvisers, they will learn how to write comedy through performance, and use improv as a writing tool. By the end of the workshop, they will be able to write sketches through improv. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Tarragon Sets 45th Anniversary Season: THE TROUBLE WITH MR. ADAMS, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE & MoreTarragon Sets 45th Anniversary Season: THE TROUBLE WITH MR. ADAMS, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Artistic Director Richard Rose and Managing Director Susan Moffat proudly rolled out Tarragon Theatre's 45th Anniversary Season today, filled with bold theatrical adventures and reaffirming Tarragon's reputation as a home for Canadian theatre. (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

Michele Pawk, Carolyn McCormick & More to Star in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill PlayhouseMichele Pawk, Carolyn McCormick & More to Star in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This touching and wickedly hysterical Tony Award-winning best play features Broadway, television and film veterans: Philippe Bowgen (Spike), Gina Daniels (Cassandra), Carolyn McCormick (Masha), Mark Nelson (Vanya), Michele Pawk (Sonia) and Jamie Ann Romero (Nina). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from January 21 through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at NTI - Playwrights and Librettists WeekBWW Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at NTI - Playwrights and Librettists Week
by National Theater Institute - Dec 1, 2014

For seven weeks, students of the National Theater Institute Semester and the National Music Theater Institute have been studying playwriting and book writing with Donna Di Novelli, paving the way for one of NTI's signature experiences: Playwrights & Librettists Week. This collaborative week supports and amplifies the voices of the next generation of American theater writers under the mentorship of professional playwrights, librettists, and composers. Scroll down for photos from this year's event! (more...)

Two Cherries Productions to Present CHASING HEROES at Manhattan Rep, Begin. 8/27Two Cherries Productions to Present CHASING HEROES at Manhattan Rep, Begin. 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Two Cherries Productions presents Chasing Heroes a new play by Shane Cherry for a limited engagement at Manhattan Rep (303 West 42nd Street) from August 27th through 29th. Chris Rivera directs. The cast features William Thomason, Brian Esposito, Mark Jonathan, Chris Rivera, Monique Sanchez, Austin Boykin, Corey Crysler, Ali Wetzeland Elsbeth Denman. (more...)

New Picture Book About Aliens is ReleasedNew Picture Book About Aliens is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

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Intiman Theatre to Present ANGELS IN AMERICA, 8/12-9/21Intiman Theatre to Present ANGELS IN AMERICA, 8/12-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

As the cornerstone of its annual theatre festival, Intiman Theatre presents Angels in America, Tony Kushner's epic masterpiece about finding hope in the face of crisis. One of the great plays of the 20th century, this two-play blockbuster explores gay culture, race, inequality, and the future of America through the lens of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. (more...)

Two Cherries Productions' CHASING HEROES Begins Tonight at Manhattan RepTwo Cherries Productions' CHASING HEROES Begins Tonight at Manhattan Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Two Cherries Productions presents Chasing Heroes a new play by Shane Cherry for a limited engagement at Manhattan Rep (303 West 42nd Street) from tonight, August 27th through 29th. Chris Rivera directs. The cast features William Thomason, Brian Esposito, Mark Jonathan, Chris Rivera, Monique Sanchez, Austin Boykin, Corey Crysler, Ali Wetzeland Elsbeth Denman. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET Finds Its Home on Broadway- Theatre and Opening Night Announced!ON YOUR FEET Finds Its Home on Broadway- Theatre and Opening Night Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman just announced that ON YOUR FEET! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its Opening Night on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, with preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), will land on Broadway following a five-week World Premiere engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, from June 2 - July 5, 2015. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Intiman Theatre Presents ANGELS IN AMERICA, Now thru 9/21Intiman Theatre Presents ANGELS IN AMERICA, Now thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

As the cornerstone of its annual theatre festival, Intiman Theatre presents Angels in America, Tony Kushner's epic masterpiece about finding hope in the face of crisis. One of the great plays of the 20th century, this two-play blockbuster explores gay culture, race, inequality, and the future of America through the lens of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. (more...)

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