Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, FebruaryKatie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Macy Gray, 10/4Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Macy Gray, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Macy Gray fans won't want to miss her only area performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 4, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Halle Berry's FRANKIE & ALICE Coming to Theaters April 2014Halle Berry's FRANKIE & ALICE Coming to Theaters April 2014
by Movies News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate (LGF) company, has acquired North American distribution rights to the film, 'Frankie & Alice,' starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry , which will be released on April 4, 2014. (more...)

Jane Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Jerry Adler and More to Join Larry David in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK; Spring Dates Set!Jane Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Jerry Adler and More to Join Larry David in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK; Spring Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Tickets go on sale today for FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy starring and written by Larry David, the creator and star of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and co-creator of 'Seinfeld.' FISH IN THE DARK, to be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will mark Larry David's Broadway debut and will feature Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Jonny Orsini, Rosie Perez, and Jerry Adler. The production will begin previews Monday, February 2, and open on Thursday, March 5 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and More Star in HBO's MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, Airing TonightChristopher Plummer, Frank Langella and More Star in HBO's MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, Airing Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

HBO Films presents in association with SAF Films West MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, starring Academy Award(R) winner Christopher Plummer ('Beginners'), Academy Award(R) nominee Frank Langella ('Frost/Nixon') and Benjamin Walker ('Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'); directed by Academy Award(R) nominee Stephen Frears ('The Queen') from a script by Shawn Slovo ('A World Apart'); and executive produced by Emmy(R) winner Frank Doelger (HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Gathering Storm'), Emmy(R) winner Tracey Scoffield (HBO's 'The Gathering Storm'), Jonathan Cameron and Stephen Frears. (more...)

Ben Babylon and The Episodes to Open for Macy GrayBen Babylon and The Episodes to Open for Macy Gray
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Five years after emerging onto the Southern California music scene, singer/songwriter Ben Babylon has reinvented his former Ben Babylon Band, renaming it The Episodes and adding a new member. The now 17-year-old alternative rocker hopes audiences will enjoy the stories, or “episodes,” he tells in songs, as if watching reruns of a favorite TV series, discovering different nuances each time. (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine to Star in HARRY AND THE BUTLERSamuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine to Star in HARRY AND THE BUTLER
by Movies News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine will star in HARRY AND THE BUTLER, to be directed by George C. Wolfe (Lackawanna Blues), it was announced today (more...)

Bonstelle Theatre Stages 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/8Bonstelle Theatre Stages 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Wayne State University's Bonstelle Theatre presents 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Michele L. Vacca, tonight, November 22-24 and December 5-8, 2013. (more...)

Khandi Alexander, Jason Bowen and Kathleen Chalfant Set for A.R.T.'s 'WEDDING BAND' Reading TodayKhandi Alexander, Jason Bowen and Kathleen Chalfant Set for A.R.T.'s 'WEDDING BAND' Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research (formerly known as the Du Bois Institute), in conjunction with Hilton Als of The New Yorker, will present a staged reading of Alice Childress's Wedding Band: A Love-Hate Story in Black and White, co-directed by Hilton Als and A.R.T. Artistic Associate Shira Milikowsky. It takes place at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, starting at 7:30pm, and will be followed by a post-reading discussion. (more...)

Theatre and Dance at Wayne State Presents  Annual December Dance ConcertTheatre and Dance at Wayne State Presents Annual December Dance Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Wayne State University is proud to present the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance December Dance Concert on Friday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m. The December Dance Concert highlights the work of renowned guest artists, faculty, and select students. Performances are at the Bonstelle Theatre, 3424 Woodward Avenue, in midtown Detroit. Tickets range from $10-$20 and are available by calling (313) 577-2960, online at Bonstelle.com, or at the Hilberry Theatre box office, temporarily located at 4841 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock Street on the 3rd floor of Old Main. (more...)

Bonstelle Theatre to Stage 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, 11/22-12/8Bonstelle Theatre to Stage 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, 11/22-12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Wayne State University's Bonstelle Theatre presents 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Michele L. Vacca, November 22-24 and December 5-8, 2013. (more...)

Khandi Alexander, Jason Bowen and Kathleen Chalfant Set for A.R.T.'s 'WEDDING BAND' Reading, 11/19Khandi Alexander, Jason Bowen and Kathleen Chalfant Set for A.R.T.'s 'WEDDING BAND' Reading, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research (formerly known as the Du Bois Institute), in conjunction with Hilton Als of The New Yorker, will present a staged reading of Alice Childress's Wedding Band: A Love-Hate Story in Black and White, co-directed by Hilton Als and A.R.T. Artistic Associate Shira Milikowsky. It takes place at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, starting at 7:30pm, and will be followed by a post-reading discussion. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Receive SSH Fine Arts Center Legacy AwardPhylicia Rashad to Receive SSH Fine Arts Center Legacy Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Global Concepts Charter School honors include Phylicia Rashad winner of the Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Center Legacy Award. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Fine Arts Center Gala, New TV Series PUBLIC MORALS, Williamstown Premiere Of PARADISE BLUE & MoreBWW EXCLUSIVE: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Fine Arts Center Gala, New TV Series PUBLIC MORALS, Williamstown Premiere Of PARADISE BLUE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 6, 2015

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning actor, playwright and director all about his many current and upcoming endeavors, the charismatic and versatile Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Besides working on both sides of the footlights as an actor and director, Hudson also has several film and television projects in the ether and recently released - among them, 2015 Academy Award-winning film SELMA, a new TV series executive produced by Stephen Spielberg titled PUBLIC MORALS, a brand new follow-up to his acclaimed multi-award-winning play Lackawanna Blues and more. Most importantly, Hudson shares details about presenting a special award to Phylicia Rashad at the Global Concepts Charter High School's Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Center later this week and what the award signifies. Furthermore, Hudson reflects on his iconic collaborations with legendary playwright August Wilson and his ongoing work in keeping the legacy of Wilson's work alive through star-studded live performances of his many notable plays, including last year's unprecedented presentation of all 10 plays in Wilson's canonical century cycle. All of that and much, much more in this chat with a highly respected multimedia notable. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

Spring Dance Concert SPARK Opens at Wayne State in Detroit TonightSpring Dance Concert SPARK Opens at Wayne State in Detroit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University celebrates its 84th year of providing high-quality professional dance training, education, and performance opportunities. The department has announced its 2013 Spring Concert entitled Spark. There will be two performances, tonight, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, both at 7:30pm at the Bonstelle Theatre in downtown Detroit. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the play! (more...)

Bonstelle Theatre to Present URINETOWN, 4/17-26Bonstelle Theatre to Present URINETOWN, 4/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Bonstelle Theatre closes its 2014-15 Season at Wayne State's Midtown theatre with the Tony Award-winning Urinetown: The Musical, playing April 17 - 26. A hit on Broadway and in London's West End, the wickedly smart book and lyrics satirize crony capitalism, while the score parodies popular musicals. Written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, it was originally produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 3/30/2014 - 4/4/2014This Weeks New Movies - 3/30/2014 - 4/4/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 3/30/2014 - 4/4/2014! (more...)

SYMPHONY SPACE 2013 Spring Swing and Access to the Arts Awards Gala Will Honor Kerz Hirschfeld, Lewis B. Cullman & MoreSYMPHONY SPACE 2013 Spring Swing and Access to the Arts Awards Gala Will Honor Kerz Hirschfeld, Lewis B. Cullman & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Each spring Symphony Space honors individuals and organizations who share its dedication to keeping the arts accessible to all New Yorkers. On April 15, Symphony Space will present the fourth annual Access to the Arts Awards to Steven M. Alden, Board Chairman from 2001-2012 in recognition of his devoted leadership of Symphony Space; philanthropists Louise Kerz Hirschfeld & Lewis B. Cullman, for their inspiring dedication to the arts and respective leadership of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation and the Lewis B. & Dorothy Cullman Foundation; and Luis Ubiñas, the President of the Ford Foundation, for his dynamic direction of the nation's second largest foundation. Symphony Space will also bestow the Access to the Arts Award to Isaiah Sheffer, its Founding Artistic Director, who passed away in November 2012. (more...)

Magic Theatre Stages World Premiere of Linda McLean's EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Beg. TonightMagic Theatre Stages World Premiere of Linda McLean's EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Magic Theatre will welcome back one of Scotland's leading contemporary playwrights, Linda McLean, with the world premiere of Every Five Minutes, directed by Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco. Every Five Minutes runs today, March 26 - April 20. (more...)

SYMPHONY SPACE 2013 Spring Swing and Access to the Arts Awards Gala Will Honor Kerz Hirschfeld, Lewis B. Cullman and MoreSYMPHONY SPACE 2013 Spring Swing and Access to the Arts Awards Gala Will Honor Kerz Hirschfeld, Lewis B. Cullman and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

Each spring Symphony Space honors individuals and organizations who share its dedication to keeping the arts accessible to all New Yorkers. On April 15, Symphony Space will present the fourth annual Access to the Arts Awards to Steven M. Alden, Board Chairman from 2001-2012 in recognition of his devoted leadership of Symphony Space; philanthropists Louise Kerz Hirschfeld & Lewis B. Cullman, for their inspiring dedication to the arts and respective leadership of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation and the Lewis B. & Dorothy Cullman Foundation; and Luis Ubiñas, the President of the Ford Foundation, for his dynamic direction of the nation's second largest foundation. Symphony Space will also bestow the Access to the Arts Award to Isaiah Sheffer, its Founding Artistic Director, who passed away in November 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Julius Ahn Performs 'Shame' from STUCK ELEVATOR World Premiere at A.C.T.STAGE TUBE: Julius Ahn Performs 'Shame' from STUCK ELEVATOR World Premiere at A.C.T.
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2013

In the spirit of the beloved hit The Black Rider, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues the tradition of introducing eclectic, unforgettable musical projects to the stage with the world premiere of Stuck Elevator. Inventively staged by internationally acclaimed artist Chay Yew-and introducing the prodigious work of composer Byron Au Yong and librettist Aaron Jafferis-Stuck Elevator unleashes an evocative collision of stories, sounds, instruments, and ideas. Stuck Elevator will run April 4-28, 2013, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Click below to watch behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creative team, and a sneak peek performance of 'Shame' from the world premiere musical! (more...)

WSU's Bonstelle Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 4/11-4/19WSU's Bonstelle Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 4/11-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

On Friday April 11, Theatre and Dance at Wayne rolls back the clock to the era when the Bonstelle Theatre became a part of Wayne State University, with the production of the 1950 classic, Guys & Dolls. Based on Damon Runyon's story and characters, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy features one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre, and is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Kathleen Chalfant!BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Kathleen Chalfant!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The next Career Conversations will feature Kathleen Chalfant on March 19 (2PM)- currently starring in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Grimm's Tales From Red Vienna - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway - between 61st and 62nd). (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Next spring, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe, and Savion Glover will team up to collaborate on SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. Starring Audra McDonald as the 1920's star Lottie Gee, directed by George C. Wolfe -- with a book written by Wolfe -- and choreographed by Savion Glover, the musical marks the first time that the writer/director and choreographer will have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Previews will begin Monday, March 14, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Magic Theatre to Stage World Premiere of Linda McLean's EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Beg. 3/26Magic Theatre to Stage World Premiere of Linda McLean's EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Beg. 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Magic Theatre will welcome back one of Scotland's leading contemporary playwrights, Linda McLean, with the world premiere of Every Five Minutes, directed by Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco. Every Five Minutes runs March 26 - April 20. Deemed 'a gritty, fiercely empathetic realist of great skill' (San Francisco Chronicle), McLean's new play celebrates the miraculous power of the human spirit. Every Five Minutes begins with a simple homecoming dinner that takes a fantastical turn as Mo slips into a dreamscape that even those closest to him can't imagine. (more...)

S. Epatha Merkerson in Talks for Marvin Gaye Biopic SEXUAL HEALINGS. Epatha Merkerson in Talks for Marvin Gaye Biopic SEXUAL HEALING
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

According to Deadline.com, Law & Order's S. Epatha Merkerson is in talks to play Marvin Gaye's mother in the biopic Sexual Healing, starring fellow Law & Order actor Jesse L Martin and directed by Julien Temple. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Kathleen Chalfant!BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Kathleen Chalfant!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The next Career Conversations will feature Kathleen Chalfant on March 19 (2PM)- currently starring in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Grimm's Tales From Red Vienna - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway - between 61st and 62nd). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- George C. Wolfe on the Joy of Working with Tom Hanks on LUCKY GUYBWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- George C. Wolfe on the Joy of Working with Tom Hanks on LUCKY GUY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you George C. Wolfe, a nominee for Best Dorection of a Play for Lucky Guy. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's powerfully-penned adaptation of Life Is a Dream, Pedro Calderon de la Barca's epic tale of love, power, and destiny, Life Is a Dream. Directed by Magic Theatre's Artistic Director Loretta Greco in her Cal Shakes debut, Life Is a Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 8 through August 2. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th SeasonBerkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announces key casting for three highly anticipated productions of its 48th season. Tony and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand will star in Macbeth, actor Steven Epp will make his seventh Berkeley Rep appearance in Treasure Island, and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will play the lead role in the West Coast premiere of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. The Theatre previously announced the casting of award-winning British actress Samantha Barks in the title role in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, set to begin its run in August. (more...)

Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to StarJoseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

A.C.T. favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn (Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.; film: 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'Lincoln,' 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'), returns to American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) for a special three-week engagement of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey (May 25-June 2, 2016) at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and More Star in HBO's MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, to Air 10/5Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and More Star in HBO's MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, to Air 10/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

HBO Films presents in association with SAF Films West MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, starring Academy Award(R) winner Christopher Plummer ('Beginners'), Academy Award(R) nominee Frank Langella ('Frost/Nixon') and Benjamin Walker ('Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'); directed by Academy Award(R) nominee Stephen Frears ('The Queen') from a script by Shawn Slovo ('A World Apart'); and executive produced by Emmy(R) winner Frank Doelger (HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Gathering Storm'), Emmy(R) winner Tracey Scoffield (HBO's 'The Gathering Storm'), Jonathan Cameron and Stephen Frears. (more...)

Tina Benko, Michael Esper and More Join MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA; Full Cast Announced!Tina Benko, Michael Esper and More Join MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for the upcoming world premiere production of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC). (more...)

WSU Bonstelle Theatre Presents Zimmerman's ARABIAN NIGHTS, Now thru 2/17WSU Bonstelle Theatre Presents Zimmerman's ARABIAN NIGHTS, Now thru 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

The Bonstelle Theatre (Wayne State University) announces the addition of ARABIAN NIGHTS to replace Playboy of the West Indies in its 2012-2013 season, running for a limited engagement from tonight, February 8 through 17, 2013. Mary Zimmerman, the Tony Award-winning director, revitalizes an age-old story of a young maiden who must captivate her husband with spellbinding narratives in order to prevent him from executing her. (more...)

A.C.T. to Premiere STUCK ELEVATOR, 4/4-28A.C.T. to Premiere STUCK ELEVATOR, 4/4-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

In the spirit of the beloved hit The Black Rider, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues the tradition of introducing eclectic, unforgettable musical projects to the stage with the world premiere of Stuck Elevator. A visionary musical work, Stuck Elevator is based on the true story of Gu?ng (?), a Chinese deliveryman who was trapped in a Bronx elevator for 81 hours. (more...)

Spring Dance Concert SPARK to Open at Wayne State in Detroit, 3/8Spring Dance Concert SPARK to Open at Wayne State in Detroit, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University celebrates its 84th year of providing high-quality professional dance training, education, and performance opportunities. The department has announced its 2013 Spring Concert entitled Spark. There will be two performances, Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, both at 7:30pm at the Bonstelle Theatre in downtown Detroit. (more...)

Brandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River TheaterBrandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run April 11-May 3, 2015, with the opening night on April 17, 2015. Single tickets starting at $20 are now available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine is sponsored by lead sponsor WBGO Jazz 88.3FM and WBGO.org. (more...)

Woodie King's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival to Feature S. Epatha Merkerson, Great Divas of Gospel & MoreWoodie King's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival to Feature S. Epatha Merkerson, Great Divas of Gospel & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Woodie King Jr's National Black Touring Circuit's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival, in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, will present "The Great Divas of Gospel" on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 23 at 3:00pm at the New York Academy of Medicine, 103rd St. & Fifth Avenue. (more...)

WSU Bonstelle Theatre Announces Zimmerman's ARABIAN NIGHTS To Replace PLAYBOY, 2/8 - TodayWSU Bonstelle Theatre Announces Zimmerman's ARABIAN NIGHTS To Replace PLAYBOY, 2/8 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

The Bonstelle Theatre announces the addition of ARABIAN NIGHTS to replace Playboy of the West Indies in its 2012-2013 season, running for a limited engagement from February 8 through 17, 2013. (more...)

Tony Winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson Set for TNT's PUBLIC MORALSTony Winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson Set for TNT's PUBLIC MORALS
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Deadline reports that Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who received a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production of August Wilson's Seven Guitars, will co-star opposite Ed Burns in a new TNT pilot titled PUBLIC MORALS (more...)

Tony Winner George C. Wolfe to Pen/Direct New Starz Series STORYVILLETony Winner George C. Wolfe to Pen/Direct New Starz Series STORYVILLE
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Starz has announced the series development of “Storyville” which is set in New Orleans during the turn of the 20th century where prostitution was decriminalized and an exceedingly vibrant, hedonistic, celebratory subculture emerged and fueled the birth of jazz. (more...)

SYMPHONY SPACE 2013 Spring Swing and Access to the Arts Awards Gala Set for 4/15SYMPHONY SPACE 2013 Spring Swing and Access to the Arts Awards Gala Set for 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

Each spring Symphony Space honors individuals and organizations who share its dedication to keeping the arts accessible to all New Yorkers. On April 15, 2013, the Spring Swing and Access to the Arts Awards Gala will honor Steven M. Alden, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld & Lewis B. Cullman, Luis Ubiñas, and the late Isaiah Sheffer. Co-chaired by Amy Wilson and David Flannery, and BD Wong, the 2013 Spring Swing Gala will be held at Capitale, located at 130 Bowery on the Lower East Side. The evening begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 6:30pm, followed by dinner and entertainment at 7:30 PM, and concludes with dancing and dessert. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Julius Ahn Performs 'Shame' from STUCK ELEVATOR World Premiere at A.C.T., Beg. TonightSTAGE TUBE: Julius Ahn Performs 'Shame' from STUCK ELEVATOR World Premiere at A.C.T., Beg. Tonight
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2013

In the spirit of the beloved hit The Black Rider, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues the tradition of introducing eclectic, unforgettable musical projects to the stage with the world premiere of Stuck Elevator. Inventively staged by internationally acclaimed artist Chay Yew-and introducing the prodigious work of composer Byron Au Yong and librettist Aaron Jafferis-Stuck Elevator unleashes an evocative collision of stories, sounds, instruments, and ideas. Stuck Elevator will run tonight, April 4-28, 2013, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Click below to watch behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creative team, and a sneak peek performance of 'Shame' from the world premiere musical! (more...)

Two River Theater Announces 2014-15 Season, Featuring New Play Written and Helmed by Ruben Santiago-HudsonTwo River Theater Announces 2014-15 Season, Featuring New Play Written and Helmed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2014/15 Season. The year will include world-premiere plays and musicals that have been developed at the theater, including Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, a new play written and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson; and Be More Chill, a musical by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, adapted from the novel by Ned Vizzini and directed by Scott Ellis. The season will also include a range of world masterpieces and American classics, and work for audiences ages three and up (more...)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson Featured In Inspirational TEDx TalkRuben Santiago-Hudson Featured In Inspirational TEDx Talk
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 24, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway headliner and acclaimed August Wilson interpreter Ruben Santiago-Hudson recently participated in a TEDx Talk as part of a series held at his alma mater, Binghamton University, and a video of the inspirational speech is now available. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Kathleen ChalfantBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Kathleen Chalfant
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage legend Kathleen Chalfant, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

WSU's Bonstelle Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS, Now thru 4/19WSU's Bonstelle Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Tonight, April 11, Theatre and Dance at Wayne rolls back the clock to the era when the Bonstelle Theatre became a part of Wayne State University, with the production of the 1950 classic, Guys & Dolls. Based on Damon Runyon's story and characters, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy features one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre, and is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. (more...)

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