Tony Nominee Bryce Pinkham, Kelli Barrett, Lesli Margherita, and More Join TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will celebrate its 24th year as a not-for-profit service organization with its annual gala, the TRU Love Benefit. This year's theme is Making Our Gardens Grow, and a stellar lineup of Broadway stars has joined the cast: Bryce Pinkham (The Heidi Chronicles, Tony nominee for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Tony Award Winner and Grammy Nominee Milly Shapiro (Matilda), and more. (more...)

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Will Be Honored at Primary Stages' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director) has announced that their annual Gala will take place Monday, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company and honor Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman andScott Wittman. The evening will feature musical numbers from Hairspray, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Catch Me If You Can, and the TV show 'Smash' with presenters and performers including Obie winnerBridget Everett (Rock Bottom, Jukebox Jackie), Ana Gasteyer (Wicked, 'Saturday Night Live'), Annie Golden (Violet, 'Orange is the New Black'), emcee Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray, On the Town), Tony winnerNathan Lane (The Producers, Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams at Primary Stages), Caissie Levy (Les Miserables, Ghost, Murder Ballad), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal, Grease! LIVE), Marc Shaiman (performing a number from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and other surprise guests. (more...)

Coordinated Care Oklahoma Selects Kno2 to Deliver Affordable Interoperability across the Full Care Continuum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

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Lupita Nyong'o & Original Off-Broadway Cast to Reunite for Broadway Run of ECLIPSED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

It was announced today that the complete original cast from The Public Theater's acclaimed, sold-out production of the new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira will reprise their roles on Broadway this Spring, BroadwayWorld has confirmed.  Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will be once again joined by Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh.  Eclipsed, directed by Liesl Tommy, will begin previews on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, with opening night set for March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street).  For tickets and information, please visit www.EclipsedBroadway.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Danai Gurira Explains How She Snagged Lupita Nyong'o for Broadway-Bound ECLIPSED
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, THE WALKING DEAD star Danai Gurira explains how she wrote her Broadway play ECLIPSED and snagged Lupita Nyong'o to star in it. (more...)

2015 TRU Love Benefit, MAKING OUR GARDENS GROW, Set for 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will celebrate its 24th year as a not-for-profit service organization with its annual gala, the TRU Love Benefit. This year's theme is MAKING OUR GARDENS GROW, recognizing three people who are each helping to change the landscape of theater in highly individual ways. (more...)

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Feted Tonight at Primary Stages' 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Primary Stages' 2015 Gala will take place tonight, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company and honor Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host 'Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production,' 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production, on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00am - 5:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. The workshop is one of a series of TRU BEGINNINGS workshops, opportunities for early development of new work. For more details and to download an application, please visit http://truonline.org/events/practical-playwriting/ (more...)

Synaptive Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Health Informatics Platform
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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VIDEO: Scenes from Danai Gurira's Warm and Evocative Family Drama, FAMILIAR
by Michael Dale - Mar 9, 2016

With ECLIPSED transferring to Broadway and FAMILIAR extended at Playwright's Horizons, Danai Gurira is one of New York's hottest playwrights. (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR Extends at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of their New York premiere production of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award-winner Danai Gurira (Eclipsed now on Broadway, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's 'The Walking Dead'). Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

NJPAC Launches Stage Exchange Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

New Jersey Theatre Alliance (the Alliance), in partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Newark Celebration 350, is embarking on a groundbreaking new play commission program, NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Commissions, working with three professional New Jersey theatres to produce original works by a talented trio of Garden State playwrights. (more...)

convergence-continuum to Open 2016 Season with BOOTYCANDY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

convergence-continuum opens its 2016 season with the regional premiere of the outrageous, in-your-face satire BOOTYCANDY by Robert O'Hara, directed by Terrence Spivey. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Horton Foote's 100th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 15, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - The Tonys!
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Jun 9, 2016

After any given performance of Bright Star, we typically have between 20-40 people waiting at the stage door for autographs. It's interesting to observe how differently the people in our cast (and casts everywhere) deal with greeting fans at the stage door. Over the years, I've isolated a few categories: (more...)

VIDEO: Danai Gurira, Pascale Armand and Saycon Sengbloh Discuss Their ECLIPSED Experience
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

As the Broadway run of Danai Gurira's groundbreaking drama comes to an end, the three Tony-nominated women offer their thoughts. (more...)

BWW TV: Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2016

Clint Ramos received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play forEclipsed. He also served as scenic designer for the production. Ramos' other Broadway credits include The Elephant Man (also West End), and Violet. Check out what he had to say on receiving the honor below! (more...)

ECLIPSED's Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Clint Ramos has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for ECLIPSED. He also served as scenic designer for the production. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date The Art of the Pitch, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date, The Art of the Pitch, on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 5:30pm and 6:30pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio 250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., NYC.  If accepted into the program, the cost is $65 for TRU members and $75 for non-members (and yes, you can always join as a member to qualify for the discount - we'd like that).   (more...)

Luna Stage Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Luna Stage has announced that its 24th season will include three world premieres of new plays, two of which have been commissioned for the theatre, and a fun twist on a timeless holiday classic. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory to Host Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Young Conservatory Director Craig Slaight announced today the shows that will comprise the summer Young Conservatory (YC) Festival. Productions include the world premiere of Top of the Pyramid, a collaboration among A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory, A.C.T.'s Education & Community Programs, and Oakland's Destiny Arts Center, and Fields of Gold: The Music of Sting, a celebration of the music of singer-songwriter Sting. Top of the Pyramid will perform July 26-30, 2016, in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market Street, San Francisco) and August 5-7, 2016 at Destiny Arts Center (970 Grace Ave, Oakland). Fields of Gold: The Music of Sting will perform at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater from August 16-27, 2016. Tickets for Top of the Pyramid are $20. Tickets for Fields of Gold: The Music of Sting are $30. Both are available now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org/YCshows. Tickets to performances at Oakland's Destiny Arts Center are available online at www.destinyarts.org. (more...)

TRU Announces New Program Directors for TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the new Broadway-credited program directors for the TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program and the 2016-2017 Applications. (more...)

Cast Announced for West Coast Premiere of BARBECUE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Geffen Playhouse has just announced the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Barbecue, written by Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara. Tony nominee Colman Domingo directs the production starring Yvette Cason, Dale Dickey, Omar J. Dorsey, Frances Fisher, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Travis Johns, Elyse Mirto, Maya Lynne Robinson, Heather Alicia Simms and Rebecca Wisocky. (more...)

ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o & Danai Gurira Join Marvel's BLACK PANTHER Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Over the weekend, it was revealed at Marvel's Comic-Con panel for the new film BLACK PANTHER, that ECLIPSED star Lupita Nyong'o and the play's author Danai Guira have signed on to the cast (more...)

Tony Winner Tamara Tunie & More to Star in Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

  Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for FAMILIAR, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Danai Gurira (the Broadway-bound Eclipsed, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's "The Walking Dead").  Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.    (more...)

VIDEO: Watch ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o React To Seeing Not Just Her Name, But Her Face On A Broadway Marquee
by Michael Dale - Jan 21, 2016

The Academy Award winner makes her Broadway debut in Danai Gurira's tense and gripping drama. (more...)

TV Personality La La Anthony Boards Producing Team of ECLIPSED on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Actress, television personality and best-selling author Alani 'LaLa' Anthony - in her highly anticipated Broadway producing debut - has joined the producing team of the new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

Central Square Theater to Present Danai Gurira's THE CONVERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Underground Railway Theater are proud to present the Danai Gurira's The Convert January 28 - February 28, 2016. The Convert is directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The press performance is Monday, February 1 at 7:30PM. (more...)

VIDEO: ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira Introduces FAMILIAR, a Zimbabwean-American Story
by Michael Dale - Jan 15, 2016

While ECLIPSED prepares for its Broadway transfer Gurira's new drama begins previewing at Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: ECLIPSED with Lupita Nyong'o
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2016

Following a sold-out run at The Public Theater, ECLIPSED will begin previews on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, with opening night set for March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will reprise her role on Broadway for this strictly limited engagement. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for FAMILIAR's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

  Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, February 3, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award winner Danai Gurira (the Broadway-bound Eclipsed, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's "The Walking Dead").  Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.    (more...)

BWW TV: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Is Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2016

Following a sold-out run at The Public Theater, ECLIPSED will begin previews on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, with opening night set for March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will reprise her role on Broadway for this strictly limited engagement. She just chatted with BroadwayWorld about preparing for her big Broadway debut and you can check out what she had to say below! (more...)

VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Talks Broadway Debut: 'It's More Than I Could Have Asked For'
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is best known for her breakout role as Patsey in '12 Years a Slave,' and now she's heading to Broadway for the first time ever, with a starring role in ECLIPSED. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Alexander Dinelaris, Judy Gold, Josh Harmon and More Set for ESPAFest Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) just announced a week-long celebration of exciting collaborations and networking opportunities with artists including Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King & I, Bridges of Madison County), Emmy Award-winning actor and comedienne Judy Gold (HBO, Comedy Central, Clinton the Musical, 25 Questions..., The Judy Show), playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other), Academy Award-winning writer Alexander Dinelaris (Co-writer, Birdman, Broadway's On Your Feet; Co-producer, The Revenant), and writer Cusi Cram (A Lifetime Burning, 'The Big C', 'Arthur'). (more...)

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

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

SpeakEasy Stage to Present New England Premiere of BOOTYCANDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

From March 12 to April 9, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of BOOTYCANDY, a shockingly funny and saucy spin on race, sex, and sexuality, written by award-winning playwright and director Robert O'Hara. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company to Present New England Premiere of Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Named one of the Top Ten Plays of 2014 by The New York Times, BOOTYCANDY is based on the author's own experiences growing up black and gay. The play unfolds in a series of loosely linked vignettes that take no prisoners when confronting racial, sexual, and cultural stereotypes. With outrageous humor and real heart, O'Hara tests how we talk about our bodies at home, in church, and in the theatre.   (Please note that BOOTYCANDY contains strong language, adult content, and nudity).  (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Lupita Nyong'o & Cast of ECLIPSED Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Feb 11, 2016

Following a sold-out run at The Public Theater, ECLIPSED will begin previews on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, with opening night set for March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will reprise her role on Broadway for this strictly limited engagement. The cast just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the big day below. Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

THE WALKING DEAD Actress Danai Gurira Explains Her Passions as She Prepares for Her Broadway Debut
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 10, 2016

Though fans might know her as katana wielding Michonne on THE WALKING DEAD, actress Danai Gurira is about to make her Brodway debut as the playwright this march with ECLIPSED, starring oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong'o. All while that's going on, she also has an off broadway play, FAMILIAR, premiering soon, while simultaneously working on a pilot for HBO. It might seem like she's got too many things on her plate, but all of her projects stem from her passions.  (more...)

VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks Star Wars & Broadway's ECLIPSED on 'Daily Show'
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by last night's THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH to talk about filming CGI scenes in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and discuss her role as a Liberian woman coping with war in the upcoming Broadway play ECLIPSED. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre's 29th YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Kicks Off 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago shines the spotlight on the next generation of authors at its 29th YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, featuring three world premiere works written by Chicago high school students and staged in a professional production. This year's festival will play January 1 - 23, 2016 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.PegasusTheatreChicago.org or by calling Ovation Tickets at (866) 811-4111. The press opening is Monday, January 4 at 7 pm. (more...)

Tony Winner Harriet Harris and More Board THE ROADS TO HOME at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler, Jamie deRoy, and David Richenthal, has announced complete casting for the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX). (more...)

Harriet Harris, Estelle Parsons, Molly Ringwald and More to Take Part in Primary Stages' 2016 Gala Honoring Horton Foote
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2016 Gala will celebrate the Horton Foote Centennial on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be held at 583 Park Avenue, will be chaired by Charles Davis, Hallie Foote, David Richenthal and Michael Wilson. (more...)

ECLIPSED Playwright, Producers to Be Feted at TCG's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that its 2016 gala will honor Tony-nominated and OBIE-winning playwright and acclaimed 'The Walking Dead' actress Danai Gurira. (more...)

TRU and The Playroom Theatre to Host September Introduction Panel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the September panel An Introduction to TRU: Free-for-Everyone Seasonal Kick-off plus Networking Meet-and-Greet, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces 2016 ESPA Drills Play Selections
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Primary Stages announced today the selections for the 7th Annual ESPA Drills, a developmental play program that provides staged readings to four playwrights selected by blind submission, for scripts developed at Primary Stages ESPA. (more...)

Stage West Presents Robert O'Hara's Incendiary Comedy BOOTYCANDY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Growing up black and growing up gay: each presents a unique set of difficulties and challenges.  Growing up black AND gay?  Those are some tricky waters to navigate, and are the focus of Robert O'Hara's fearlessly outrageous Bootycandy, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, August 11.   (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/9/2016
by - Apr 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/9/2016. (more...)

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