Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat Join The New Group's STEVE; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The New Group has announced complete casting for 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 November 3 - 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...)

Culture Project, Rosie O'Donnell to Debut MOTHERSTRUCK, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 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 Today, September 24th, 2015 at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater.   Opening Night is set for Wednesday, October 7th. (more...)

Roger Rees Public Memorial to Be Held Today at the New Amsterdam Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

A memorial tribute will be held for Roger Rees, the legendary Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, today, September 21 at 1:00 PM at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 W 42nd Street, NYC).  (more...)

BWW Review: Facing Reality with THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Amanda Finn - Oct 9, 2015

It's racist and homophobic. Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band is full of gay stereotypes and cringe worthy slang. It is politically incorrect in nearly every way. But, it's history. Boys is a snapshot into the past. A comedic, albeit bleak, look back to 1968 - before Stonewall and the major turning points in the gay rights movement. An amalgamation of nearly every negative connotation of what it meant to be a part of the gay community, Boys throws everything out like a spread of packages on the table. (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...)

VIDEO: Rachel Dratch & Seth Meyers 'Clear the Air' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Rachel Dratch and Seth 'Clear the Air' to make amends to any past for any past Indiscretions they may have committed against one another. (more...)

CaregiverChecks.com Reminds Parents that Halloween is the Perfect Time to Think About the Hidden Dangers of Unknown Caregivers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

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Victoria Clark and More Slated for Actors' Equity PASS IT ON Panel Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The Actors' Equity Association presents 'PASS IT ON: Thriving Artists Reflect on a Life in the Theatre', moderated by Ira Mont and featuring Victoria Clark, Mercedes Ellington, Dana Ivey and Jeff Williams, on Monday, October 26, 2015 at Actors' Equity Association - NYC (165 West 46th Street, 14th Floor Council Room). (more...)

BWW Review: Strollers' MOUSETRAP Gets the Cheese
by Amanda Finn - Oct 16, 2015

Agatha Christie's Mousetrap has been running non-stop since it opened in 1952 on the West End. The film can't be made until the show runs its course, mystery lovers continue to see it long after the criminal has been found out, and those who have seen it already are sworn to absolute secrecy. (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...)

Tickets to MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR & THE FATHER on Broadway Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Single tickets are on sale now for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway productions of Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, starring Tony and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Linda Lavin; and The Father, the American premiere of the acclaimed new play by Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony winner Christopher Hampton, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, starring three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee Frank Langella. (more...)

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...)

Kathleen Turner Will Play Scrooge in The Greene Space's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Radio Drama
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR presents a beloved holiday tradition - a live performance of a radio drama inspired by the Charles Dickens classic. (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...)

BWW Review: WNO's APPOMATTOX Struggles to Capture the Civil Rights Movement
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 17, 2015

Appomattox is being presented as a world premiere of a revised version. For those unaware, the opera started out as an opera in 2007, was transformed into a play and now is an opera again. After Saturday night's opening, it would appear that more rewrites are needed. (more...)

Kate Arrington, Greg Keller & John Procaccino Join Linda Lavin in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting for the upcoming New York premiere of Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. (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...)

Roger Rees Awards Announce 2016 NYC Student Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards), has announced the 2015-2016 student performers who will compete for the title of Best Actress and Best Actor in a licensed high musical presented by high schools located in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and Westchester. (more...)

BWW Recap: Truth and Consequence on THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - May 3, 2016

This doesn't feel like a penultimate episode. Like the penultimate episode. Mind you I'm watching 'Verdict' with a slight fever and a large dose of feeling sorry for myself. And perhaps I'm in denial. Surely this is just any old episode of THE GOOD WIFE. Presenting a ton of moving parts that will take weeks and months to resolve (with some, inexplicably, let go along the way). That's THE GOOD WIFE we know and love, right? (more...)

Rubicon Technology Sends Letter to Stockholders
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance just presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards), yesterday The Beacon High School in Manhattan. This annual talent showcase featured 44 students representing 26 New York City metro area high schools competing for the coveted title of Best Actress and Best Actor in a musical. (more...)

2016 Roger Rees Awards Honor New York Students; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance Inc. presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards) on Sunday, May 22 at The Beacon School in Manhattan. The two-hour showcase hosted by Tim Federle (co-writer of Tuck Everlasting) featured 35 students who had played leading roles at 26 high school located throughout the five boroughs of New York, Long Island and Westchester. (more...)

BWW Review: DISCORD Is Revelation Lite Well Served
by Herbert Paine - May 13, 2016

Scott Carter's DISCORD is more akin to an extended SNL sketch ~ longer to the tune of ninety minutes, comprised of a series of XV scenes, and made thoroughly bearable thanks to the whirlwind performances ~ albeit caricatures ~ of its original cast, Larry Cedar (Jefferson), Mark Gagliardi (Dickens), and Armin Shimerman (Tolstoy). (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING's Tim Federle to Host The Roger Rees Awards; Chita Rivera to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance has just announced that Tim Federle, co-book writer of TUCK EVERLASTING, will host The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards), which will be held on Sunday, May 22 at The Beacon High School in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOVERS OF VIORNE, The Theatre Room, May 11 2016
by Gary Naylor - May 12, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a strange, unsettling but fascinating play set in 1960s France, but it could be anywhere any time. (more...)

ABC Cancels NASHVILLE & THE FAMILY
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

According to Deadline, ABC has cancelled its country musical series NASHVILLE, as well as freshman drama THE FAMILY, as first orders for the 2016-17 television season come in. (more...)

BWW Flashback: MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 6, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's critically-acclaimed production of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR ends its acclaimed run today, March 6th. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR's time on the Great White Way! (more...)

FatMouth Improv Presents TRULY TRIVIAL on 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2016

?FatMouth Improv presents 'FatMouth is Truly Trivial".  Join us for an evening of improv based on true stories where the audience gives us a topic and we desperately try and remember our past Indiscretions.   Opening for FatMouth will be Team Trivial where audience members will compete against each other for trivial bragging rights and possibly a prize.  A truly trivial night is guaranteed!  The show begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 26th at the Common Ground Theatre. Tickets are $12 (cash or check only) and are available at 7:30 pm at the theatre, 4815-B Hillsborough Road, Durham. Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2520724).  For directions, go to www.cgtheatre.com; for more information, go to www.fatmouthimprov.com. (more...)

Nathaniel Hackmann, James Leo Ryan & Kathryn Porterfield to Star in TUTS' OLIVER!; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has introduced the cast of Oliver! This classic comes to life on the stage from April 5 - 17, 2016 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

National High School Musical Theatre Awards' New York Chapter Renamed for the Late Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance, the fiscal sponsor for the Gershwin Awards, announced today that the program has been renamed The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance-to celebrate the exceptional life and career-long artistic excellence of Broadway's beloved actor, Roger Rees. Formerly known as The Gershwin Awards, the 2015-2016 Roger Rees Award for Excellence in Student Performance will be held on Sunday, May 22 at the Beacon School in Manhattan. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by Walter McBride - Jan 5, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR begins previews tonight, December 28, and opens Wednesday, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Something to Look Forward to! Plays Bowing on Broadway in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at all of the upcoming plays from Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, and more, currently slated to bow on the Great White Way in 2016! (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 22, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opened Wednesday night, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special night below! (more...)

STAYING WET: A SOUTHERN TALE TOLD ONE SIP AT A TIME is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

'Staying Wet: A Southern Tale Told One Sip at a Time' 'is filled with colorful characters in vivid scenes of Southern life,' says Anne Kazel-Wilcox, author and travel journalist. 'Staying Wet' is endearing, and whimsical at times, but peppered with appropriate dashes of heart and soul.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin & Company Take Opening Night Bows in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 21, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opened just last night, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, Starring Linda Lavin, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR opens tonight, January 20, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Linda Lavin & More in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opens tonight, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jan 20, 2016

OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, opens tonight, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Actors' Theatre of Columbus Sets 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

In 1982, Actors' Theatre of Columbus (ATC) kicked off its first season with a single production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The success of that season proved that Schiller Park was an excellent venue for open air Shakespearean theater, and the troupe has continued this tradition for 35 years. Actors' Theatre will perform its 100th play in Schiller in 2016. (more...)

PBS to Present Multi-Part Documentary '16 FOR 16'
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

At the Television Critics Association Press Tour today, PBS announced the production of 16 FOR '16 (w.t.), a multi-part documentary that spotlights unforgettable presidential and vice-presidential candidates whose dramatic campaigns may or may not have been successful, but earned a place in the history books nonetheless. (more...)

OWN Announces February 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced its February 2016 programming highlights. Continuing series include the following (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Linda Lavin, Kate Arrington & More in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opens Wednesday, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kathleen Turner to Open Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2016 Theatre Masters Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Two-time Tony Award-nominee and film actress Kathleen Turner kicks off Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2016 Theatre Masters series on February 29 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Synetic Theater
by Pamela Roberts - Feb 22, 2016

Shakespeare's iambic pentameter, the rhythm of his words, echo the human heartbeat: ba-BUM, ba-BUM. But Synetic Theater gets to the beating heart of ROMEO AND JULIET without a single utterance of any of the Bard's famed words. In its innovative merging of drama and movement, Synetic's silent exploration of the classic work is an extraordinary vision of wonder and passion. (more...)

BWW Review: Goals Get Blurred In The Fight For Justice And A Socialist Society In THE BLIND GIANT IS DANCING
by Jade Kops - Feb 20, 2016

Stephen Sewell's THE BLIND GIANT IS DANCING exposes the greed and corruption that got in the way of socialist ideals in 1970's and 80's Australian politics. (more...)

Kathleen Turner Plans to Star in Her Own Stage Play Based on KING LEAR
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Kathleen Turner plans to take the title role in her own stage play, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/29/15 - Jude Law
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2015

Happy Birthday, Jude Law! In 1995, Law starred in The National Theatre transfer of Broadway's Indiscretions at the Barrymore Theater. In May 2009, Law returned to the London stage to portray the title role in Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Donmar Warehouse West End season at Wyndham's Theatre. In September 2009 the production transferred to the Broadhurst Theatre in New York. (more...)

Linda Lavin Leads MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR begins previews tonight, December 28, and opens Wednesday, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Linda Lavin Returns To Broadway in Richard Greenberg's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by Michael Dale - Dec 28, 2015

The acclaimed stage star plays a mother who makes a shocking confession that may not be true. (more...)

The Bronx to Take the Spotlight in Working Theater's THE BLOCK at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Working Theater, the Off-Broadway company that in 2013 staged a production (about undocumented workers crossing the border to find work in this country) in the confines of an actual 48' trailer truck, will once again shed a unique light on a group of individuals rarely portrayed on stage. Under the direction of Artistic Producing Director Mark Plesent, the company will present THE BLOCK - a new play about community in the Bronx - which is no longer burning, but where life on the streets is as brutal as ever. (more...)

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