Public Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater tonight, September 29, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group have announced an extension of their New York premiere co-production of THE CHRISTIANS, a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Red Speedo, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the Playwrights Horizons 2015/2016 Season.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Scenes From Lucas Hnath's Controversial Drama THE CHRISTIANS at Playwrights Horizons
by Michael Dale - Sep 24, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents Lucas Hnath's, THE CHRISTIANS, a new drama that explores the controversial subject of a religious leader announcing to his congregation his new interpretation of The Bible. (more...)

August Wilson's American Century Cycle, a Play-By-Play Review
by Michael Dale - Sep 23, 2015

A quick review of the 10 plays Denzel Washington will be producing for HBO. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre to Celebrate August Wilson with Series of Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Ensemble Theatre and Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris celebrate of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's 10-play cycle with a series of staged readings beginning October 19, 2015 - July 18, 2016. (more...)

Stacey Sargeant Will Join ECLIPSED at the Public Before Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Stacey Sargeant will join the cast of ECLIPSED as "Helena" beginning Tuesday, November 3. (more...)

BWW Preview: J. OPEN HEART Acrylic Artist
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 16, 2015

Jared Ryan Shaw, known as J. Open HeART is an acrylic artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide. (more...)

Public Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience opens at The Public Theater tonight, October 14, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29. (more...)

VIDEO: Take a Backstage Tour With THE CHRISTIANS' Larry Powell
by Michael Dale - Oct 14, 2015

Take a peek backstage as the cast preps for the evening's performance. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser just announced the 2nd Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival -- named in honor of the master lyricist who wrote some of America's most beloved and recognizable musicals at his family farm in Bucks County. (more...)

Court Theatre Announces Casting for SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF, Community-wide Louis Armstrong Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Midwest Premier of Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf, directed by Charles Newell. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 29
by Audition Roundup - May 29, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 29, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH at TampaRep
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will produce Eugene O'Neill's landmark American drama THE ICEMAN COMETH at Studio 120 on the University of South Florida campus from June 16 to July 3. (more...)

August Wilson's JITNEY and COST OF LIVING Added to MTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two additional productions as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2016-2017 season: The Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the New York Premiere of Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok and directed by Jo Bonney, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mandy Greenfield Artistic Director. Cost of Living will have its World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival on the Nikos Stage from June 29 to July 10, 2016. (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events, Discussions for HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations.  (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

Leigh Silverman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & More to Helm Two River Theater Productions During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2016/17 Season, which will launch in September with August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Full-season 6-play subscriptions are on sale now from 732.345.1400 or 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank. Subscribers save 25% on tickets, receive prime seating and a number of additional benefits. Visit tworivertheater.org for more details. Single tickets will go on sale in August 2016. (more...)

Three Chicago Finalists Announced for 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The League of Chicago Theatres, Goodman Theatre, the University of Illinois at Chicago and competition organizer Derrick Sanders announce the top three Chicago finalists for the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition: Ireon Roach from Nicholas Senn High School (first place, performed Ruby, King Hedley II), Danielle Chmielewski from Lincoln Park High School (second place, performed Tonya, King Hedley II) and Tevion Devin Lanier from Nicholas Senn High School (third place, performed Becker, Jitney). (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Amy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE announces its 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three world premieres commissioned by Yale Rep and two contemporary masterpieces. (more...)

'LITTLE SHOP,' DISGRACED & More Set for Cincinnati Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Artistic Director Blake Robison announced the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season today with a richly layered collection of world premieres, a joyously entertaining musical, adaptations of beloved novels, a comedy-tinged detective caper, new and classic dramas, a salute to a bestselling Ohio author and the return of The Second City with a holiday-themed revue. The Playhouse is celebrating its 57th season as the region's preeminent professional theatre and Robison's fifth season as artistic director. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club Will Present Penelope Skinner's LINDA in February
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

Something's Coming: A First Look at the Broadway Season Ahead!
by Nora Dominick - Jun 19, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the 2016-2017 Broadway season. With new musicals and plays about to descend to Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving next season! (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater to Present August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater continues with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the American Dream deferred, Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges in her Cal Shakes debut. Fences, which plays from July 6 through July 31, marks the first time Cal Shakes has presented August Wilson's work on its stage. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Cast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, Playwrights for a Cause is the annual benefit hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. This year the event will benefit this important group - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. (more...)

Historic Tammany Hall's Union Square Theatre To Be Demolished
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The former home of New York City's powerful Tammany Society had housed an Off-Broadway Theatre since 1985. (more...)

MOVING IN, MOVING OUT: Broadway's Monthly Real Estate Report - July 2016
by Michael Dale - Jul 3, 2016

A complete rundown of when productions are closing and when new ones are coming in. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

BWW Review: Wondrous Ensemble in THE PITMEN PAINTERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 27, 2016

Lee Hall's play ends the American Stage season with a bang; it's a lovely production. (more...)

Deirdre O'Connell Will Lead MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER in Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Fulfillment Center, a new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Lillias White to Star in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' which begins previews August 31, opens September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Two River Theater announces the cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run September 10-October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Aug 1 for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Single tickets for all of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season productions will go on sale Monday, Aug. 1. This includes tickets for the 26th annual production of the Playhouse's beloved holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Court Theatre Announces Cast of SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Court's production of Satchmo will be part of a community-wide Louis Armstrong Festival, happening in partnership with The Beverly Arts Center, The Logan Center at the University of Chicago, The Promontory, South Shore Jazz Coalition, The Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Louis Armstrong Archives at Queens College New York. This community-wide festival will help audiences deepen their understanding of Armstrong's life through musical performances, historical exhibits, symposium, talk-backs and film. (more...)

RHAPSODY IN BLACK Set for Capitol Center for the Arts, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Leland Gannt's powerful one-man performance examining the question of race in America, Rhapsody in Black, comes to Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts on Friday, February 12 at 8pm. Tickets for this intimate Spotlight Cafe performance start at $15 and are on sale now. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/29; Pre-Broadway EMPIRE in L.A., VIOLET in Denver and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 29, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Denver, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include OF MICE AND MEN at Milwaukee Rep, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE in Los Angeles, and VIOLET in Denver,  just to name a few. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present FENCES, 2/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Arizona Theatre Company celebrates the new year with a great American classic in August Wilson's stunning, Pulitzer-Prize winning play, Fences. A vivid, heartfelt exploration of the African-American experience set in the 1950's, the story remains strikingly relevant today.  Performances begin at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, on Friday, Feb. 11 and continue through Sunday, Feb. 28. I. Michael and Beth Kasser are Arizona Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season Sponsors. The Stonewall Foundation is the Production Sponsor. (more...)

BWW Review: August Wilson's JITNEY Astounds at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jan 26, 2016

American Stage's ninth venture into Wilson's Pittsburgh Century Cycle is a powerful production that packs quite a punch. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces an extension to its critically-acclaimed production of Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf, directed by Charles Newell and featuring Barry Shabaka Henley. Satchmo at the Waldorf now runs through February 14, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Tickets can be purchased online at www.courttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's 37th Anniversary Gala celebration will honor Producer DAVID STONE, celebrating his ongoing 12 year relationship with the Off-Broadway Company.  The evening's Honorary Chair is James M. Nederlander and the Co-Chairs are Marc Platt, Patrick Catullo, and Nancy Coyne.  The gala evening, which will be directed by James Lapine, will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  The evening's entertainment, which will feature stars who have appeared in Stone's productions over the years, will be announced at a later date.  This is the first time Second Stage's annual gala will be honoring a Broadway producer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ensemble Artistic Director Eileen Morris On Staging August Wilson
by Katricia Lang - Feb 26, 2016

Per usual, The Ensemble Theatre honors Black history every month of the year. Less usual: The theater company commemorates August Wilson and Black American history with its continued staged readings of Wilson's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE and currently staged production of Wilson's play FENCES. (more...)

FRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger, and the New York premiere of Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS as part of the company's fourteenth annual SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN SERIES this summer. (more...)

August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED Begins 3/5 at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will present the powerful memoir August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned, co-conceived and directed by Todd Kreidler (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner adapter at the Huntington) and featuring Eugene Lee (Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, and The Piano Lesson at the Huntington), both longtime Wilson collaborators. Performances begin Saturday, March 5 and continue through April 3, 2016 in the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. (more...)

August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN to Continue MTC's 49th Season This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN. Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, Gem marks the beginning of Wilson's ten-play century cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century; an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize winning Fences and The Piano Lesson. (more...)

New American Theatre Company to Host Winter Benefit, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The New American Theatre Company NY (The NATCNY) is pleased to announce its upcoming benefit performance of excerpts from An Urban Christmas Carol, directed by the company's founding artistic director and veteran Broadway actor DeMone. The event will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015, at Events at Stone Park, located in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

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