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Philadelphia Theatre Company to Kick Off 2013-14 Season with Amy Herzog's 4,000 MILES, 10/11-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off its 2013-2014 season with the OBIE Award-winning 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog on October 11-November 10 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Mary B. Robinson, the ensemble cast features Beth Dixon, Leigha Kato, Davy Raphaely, and Shannon Sullivan. (more...)

Richard Topol Stars as Yogi Berra in Primary Stages' BRONX BOMBERS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Primary Stages has announced that Richard Topol (Broadway's The Normal Heart, The Merchant of Venice) will assume the role of Yogi Berra in their World Premiere production of Bronx Bombers, written and directed by Tony Award nominee Eric Simonson (Broadway's Lombardi). Due to artistic differences, Joe Pantoliano, initially announced to play the role of Yogi Berra, will not continue with the production. The production has delayed its first performance to tonight, September 20. Opening night remains scheduled for October 8 at 7pm. Bronx Bombers runs through October 19 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Adam Gwon Honored with Second Stage Theatre's Donna Perret Rosen Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

Continuing its commitment to nurturing and producing the next generation of musical theatre artists, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has awarded its first annual Donna Perret Rosen Award for excellence in musical theatre to composer/lyricist Adam Gwon. The $10,000 award was established at the off-Broadway company's 2011 gala to honor Second Stage Theatre trustee Donna Perret Rosen in recognition of her long-standing commitment to young artists and new works. The award was chosen by Tony Award winners James Lapine, Susan Stroman, and Jack Viertel. (more...)

Richard Topol to Star as Yogi Berra in Primary Stages' BRONX BOMBERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Primary Stages has announced that Richard Topol (Broadway's The Normal Heart, The Merchant of Venice) will assume the role of Yogi Berra in their World Premiere production of Bronx Bombers, written and directed by Tony Award nominee Eric Simonson (Broadway's Lombardi). Due to artistic differences, Joe Pantoliano, initially announced to play the role of Yogi Berra, will not continue with the production. The production has delayed its first performance to Friday, September 20. Opening night remains scheduled for October 8 at 7pm. Bronx Bombers runs through October 19 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company To Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, 10/19 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, October 19 - November 3, 2012. Performances are scheduled Mondays - Thursdays, 7:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm; Saturday matinees, 2:00 pm. (more...)

Irish Rep Presents Reading of John Steinbeck's THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN Today, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of JOHN STEINBECK'S THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN -- Octavio Solis's adaptation of the novelist's collection of short stories, first published in 1932 -- today, October 26 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

INSIDE OUT, FROM HERE TO THERE and More Set for My First Imagination Stage's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

My First Imagination Stage is dressing up its 2013-2014 season with a world premiere developed by Imagination Stage and the United Kingdom's Tell Tale Hearts Children's Touring Theatre Company. Inside Out is all about the adventures children find when they open up their closets and play dress-up, letting imaginations run wild. (more...)

Irish Rep to Present Reading of John Steinbeck's THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of JOHN STEINBECK'S THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN -- Octavio Solis's adaptation of the novelist's collection of short stories, first published in 1932 -- on Friday, October 26 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Breaking News: The Yankees Are Coming to Broadway! BRONX BOMBERS Take Circle in the Square; Scolari & Shayne Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo announced today that Bronx Bombers, a new American play written and directed by Eric Simonson, will begin performances on Broadway starting January 10, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theater (235 West 50th Street). The official opening is February 6, 2014. Tickets are now on sale at the box office and Telecharge.com. (more...)

Sweet Spoonful of Sugar MARY POPPINS Comes to Detroit October 23-28
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 19, 2012

My distant cousin Walter Elias 'Walt' Disney had a knack for turning everything into perfection, or at least practically perfect in every way. He took the mean, cranky nanny from P.L. Travers' book "Mary Poppins" and turned her into a saint. He excised two of the four Banks children, allowing the cutest ones to remain in the story. Travers' nanny couldn't dance on rooftops, didn't have adventures with Bert, didn't win at the horse races and couldn't sing. Travers was Australian; they take pride in being able to endure aggressive crocodiles, harsh deserts and appalling alloparenting. For those of us in the northern hemisphere who prefer our protagonists to be a bit on the spoonful of sugar side, Disney's Mary Poppins is just the ticket. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, Now thru 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, tonight, October 19 - November 3, 2012. Performances are scheduled Mondays - Thursdays, 7:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm; Saturday matinees, 2:00 pm. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company To Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, 10/19 Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, October 19 - November 3, 2012. Performances are scheduled Mondays - Thursdays, 7:30 pm; Fridays and Todays, 8:00 pm; Today matinees, 2:00 pm. (more...)

Christopher Walken, Lenny Kravitz Sign on for LITTLE ROOTIE TOOTIE
by Movies News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

Deadline reports that Christopher Walken And Lenny Kravitz will co-star in LITTLE ROOTIE TOOTIE from writer/director Dan Algrant. Grammy winner composer Terence Blanchard will score original music for the film. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Summer Season
by Beau Higgins - May 8, 2012

Florida Studio Theatre presents an exciting new Summer Season - with a hootin' n' hollerin' Ring Cycle-inspired musical, a Pulitzer Prize-winning love story, and a comedy full of mistaken identities and slamming doors. (more...)

DAS BARBECU, TALLEY'S FOLLY and More in Florida Studio Theatre's Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

Florida Studio Theatre presents a new Summer Season lineup - with a Ring Cycle-inspired musical, a Pulitzer Prize-winning love story, and a comedy full of mistaken identities and slamming doors. The Summer Season opens June 13 and plays through September 9 in the Keating and Gompertz Theatres (Downtown Sarasota). A subscription to all three plays can be purchased for as little as $29, online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org or by calling the box office at (941) 366-9000. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Direct THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Second Stage in Spring 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that Jason Robert Brown's musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS has been added to the company's upcoming 2012-2013 season. The musical, which has not been seen in New York City since its brief off-Broadway run over ten years ago, will be directed by Mr. Brown. (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Summer Season
by Beau Higgins - May 26, 2012

Florida Studio Theatre presents an exciting new Summer Season - with a hootin' n' hollerin' Ring Cycle-inspired musical, a Pulitzer Prize-winning love story, and a comedy full of mistaken identities and slamming doors. (more...)

'Partners in Preservation' Selects Helen Hayes Theatre's Second Stage as Finalist; Public Vote thru 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director and Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has been chosen as one of the 40 finalists in this year's Partners in Preservation program, which awards up to $250,000 to the cultural institutions that receive the most votes from its supporters. If selected, Second Stage Theatre will use the grant money to restore the facade of the company's future home, the 100-year old Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. The finalists were presented by celebrity guest Katharine McPhee of NBC's hit "Smash" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, April 26. Second Stage at the Helen Hayes Theatre is the only Broadway theatre selected as a finalist. (more...)

'Modern Family's Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen to Host 2012 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

Emmy Award Winners Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, also known as Claire and Phil Dunphy on the ABC comedy 'Modern Family,' have been announced as hosts of THE 2012 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, which airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Summer Season
by Beau Higgins - May 16, 2012

Florida Studio Theatre presents an exciting new Summer Season - with a hootin' n' hollerin' Ring Cycle-inspired musical, a Pulitzer Prize-winning love story, and a comedy full of mistaken identities and slamming doors. (more...)

MODERN TERRORISM, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Included in Second Stage's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Following an acclaimed season which included the world premiere of Paul Weitz's Lonely, I'm Not and a critically lauded second staging of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winner, How I Learned To Drive, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced two of the four mainstage productions in the company's upcoming 34th season. For subscription or ticket information, please call the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visit the company's website, www.2ST.com. All productions are staged at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street (just west of Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Through 5/24/2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Due to popular pre-sale demand, a year in advance, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will extend Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning TALLEY'S FOLLY, the second fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. The company will add a sixth show to the existing performance weeks and will extend the original run dates an additional two weeks. Aurora Theatre Company pays homage to Lanford Wilson with "The Talley Trilogy." Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) directs the first entry in this series of three interrelated plays. (more...)

Keen Company Announces Thursday Talks for Paddy Chayefsky's Middle Of The Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company's revival of Middle Of The Night by Academy Award winner Paddy Chayefsky, starring Tony and Drama Desk Nominee Jonathan Hadary (Gypsy, Awake & Sing, Gemini, As Is) along with Todd Bartels (Bingo With the Indians, Church), Amelia Campbell (Our Country's Good [Tony nomination], A Streetcar Named Desire, Waiting in the Wings, The Herbal Bed), Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia, Keen's Lemon Sky), Nicole Lowrance (Peter and the Starcatchers, Dividing the Estate), Denise Lute (Harry Outside, Bug), and Melissa Miller (Merchant Of Venice with F. Murray Abraham, Keen's I Never Sang for My Father), directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein, will have Talkbacks following performances on Thursday evenings. Scheduled are: (more...)

ETHEL SINGS: Espionage in High C Opens Today at Walker Space
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Undercover Productions will present the WORLD PREMIERE of ETHEL SINGS: Espionage in High C, written by Joan Beber. ETHEL SINGS begins previews on June 27th, with tonight's June 28th opening at Walker Space. Directed by Jules Aaron, ETHEL SINGS has set design by Gary Guidinger, lighting design by John Eckert Original Music by Max Kinberg & costume design by Michele Young. Sarah Brown stages manages & Sherry Netherland assistant directs. Ethel Sings is produced by Linda Toliver & Gary Guidinger for Undercover Productions. (more...)

Keen Company Announces Appointment of Jonathan Silverstein as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

The Board of Directors of the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced the appointment of Jonathan Silverstein as Artistic Director. Mr. Silverstein succeeds Carl Forsman, founder and Artistic Director, who has been named Dean of Drama at UNC School of the Arts, beginning July 1st. (more...)

ETHEL SINGS: Espionage in High C Opens June 28 at Walker Space
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

Undercover Productions will present the WORLD PREMIERE of ETHEL SINGS: Espionage in High C, written by Joan Beber. ETHEL SINGS begins previews on June 27th, with a June 28th opening at Walker Space. Directed by Jules Aaron, ETHEL SINGS has set design by Gary Guidinger, lighting design by John Eckert Original Music by Max Kinberg & costume design by Michele Young. Sarah Brown stages manages & Sherry Netherland assistant directs. Ethel Sings is produced by Linda Toliver & Gary Guidinger for Undercover Productions. (more...)

DAS BARBECU Opens at Florida Studio Theatre Tonight, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

Florida Studio Theatre presents a new Summer Season lineup - with a Ring Cycle-inspired musical, a Pulitzer Prize-winning love story, and a comedy full of mistaken identities and slamming doors. The Summer Season opens June 13 and plays through September 9 in the Keating and Gompertz Theatres (Downtown Sarasota). A subscription to all three plays can be purchased for as little as $29, online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org or by calling the box office at (941) 366-9000. (more...)

DAS BARBECU, TALLEY'S FOLLY and More in Florida Studio Theatre's Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

Florida Studio Theatre presents a new Summer Season lineup - with a Ring Cycle-inspired musical, a Pulitzer Prize-winning love story, and a comedy full of mistaken identities and slamming doors. The Summer Season opens June 13 and plays through September 9 in the Keating and Gompertz Theatres (Downtown Sarasota). A subscription to all three plays can be purchased for as little as $29, online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org or by calling the box office at (941) 366-9000. (more...)

Christopher Walken to Play 'Gyp DeCarlo' in Clint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS Film!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Deadline.com reports that Christopher Walken has signed on to play the mobster Angelo 'Gyp' DeCarlo in Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of JERSEY BOYS. (more...)

INSIDE OUT, FROM HERE TO THERE and More Set for My First Imagination Stage's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

My First Imagination Stage is dressing up its 2013-2014 season with a world premiere developed by Imagination Stage and the United Kingdom's Tell Tale Hearts Children's Touring Theatre Company. Inside Out is all about the adventures children find when they open up their closets and play dress-up, letting imaginations run wild. (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

Film, Television, and Theatre Icon Christopher Walken Cast as Captain Hook in NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

Oscar-winning actor Christopher Walken, one of the most revered talents of his generation and a veteran of film, television and stage, will portray the iconic Captain Hook in NBC's Dec. 4 telecast of 'Peter Pan Live!' (more...)

THE CHOCOLATE SHOW! Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Performances of Off-Broadway's tastiest new musical The Chocolate Show! begin Saturday, February 1 at 8pm with an official opening set for Valentine's Day, February 14 at 7pm at the 47th Street Theatre, 304 West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The Chocolate Show! is written by Alan Golub (book, music and lyrics) & Laura Goldfader (book and music), with direction by Dan Foster, choreography by Grady McLeod Bowman and under the music direction of Jeffrey Klitz. Tickets for The Chocolate Show! are $39.50 - $59.50 and can be arranged online at www.ticketcentral.com or by calling 212.279.4200 or at the TicketCentral Box Office located at 416 West 42nd Street. The 47th Street Theatre box office (304 West 47th Street) will open 30 minutes before each performance. (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of BRONX BOMBERS
by Meet the Cast - Jan 19, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play written and directed by Eric Simonson, will begin performances on Broadway starting January 10, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Jonathan Hadary, Amelia Campbell & More to Lead Keen Company's MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced that their revival of Middle Of The Night by Academy Award winner Paddy Chayefsky will star Tony and Drama Desk Nominee Jonathan Hadary (Gypsy, Awake & Sing, Gemini, As Is) along with Todd Bartels (Bingo With the Indians, Church), Amelia Campbell (Our Country's Good [Tony nomination], A Streetcar Named Desire, Waiting in the Wings, The Herbal Bed), Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia, Keen's Lemon Sky), Nicole Lowrance (Peter and the Starcatchers, Dividing the Estate), Denise Lute (Harry Outside, Bug), and Melissa Miller (Merchant Of Venice with F. Murray Abraham, Keen's I Never Sang for My Father). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Benjamin Walker, Andy Mientus & More at Second Stage's Bowling Classic- Part One
by Walter McBride - Feb 5, 2013

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic last night, February 4 at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out the first part of photo coverage below. CLICK HERE to check out part 2! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bill Pullman, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More at Second Stage's Bowling Classic- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Feb 5, 2013

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic last night, February 4 at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out the second part of photo coverage below. CLICK HERE to check out part 1! (more...)

Photo Flash: Keen Company's MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company's revival of Middle Of The Night by Academy Award winner Paddy Chayefsky, starring Tony and Drama Desk Nominee Jonathan Hadary (Gypsy, Awake & Sing, Gemini, As Is) along with Todd Bartels (Bingo With the Indians, Church), Amelia Campbell (Our Country's Good [Tony nomination], A Streetcar Named Desire, Waiting in the Wings, The Herbal Bed), Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia, Keen's Lemon Sky), Nicole Lowrance (Peter and the Starcatchers, Dividing the Estate), Denise Lute (Harry Outside, Bug), and Melissa Miller (Merchant Of Venice with F. Murray Abraham, Keen's I Never Sang for My Father), directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein, opening tonight, February 27th. This limited engagement runs through March 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

About the Playwright- Lanford Wilson
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Feb 21, 2013

Lanford Wilson was born on April 13, 1937 in Lebanon, Missouri. At age 11, after his parents divorced and mother remarried, Wilson moved with his mother to Ozark where he developed an appreciation for art and tried his hand at performing in high school plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jonathan Hadary, Nicole Lowrance and More in Keen Company's MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company's revival of Middle Of The Night by Academy Award winner Paddy Chayefsky, starring Tony and Drama Desk Nominee Jonathan Hadary (Gypsy, Awake & Sing, Gemini, As Is) along with Todd Bartels (Bingo With the Indians, Church), Amelia Campbell (Our Country's Good [Tony nomination], A Streetcar Named Desire, Waiting in the Wings, The Herbal Bed), Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia, Keen's Lemon Sky), Nicole Lowrance (Peter and the Starcatchers, Dividing the Estate), Denise Lute (Harry Outside, Bug), and Melissa Miller (Merchant Of Venice with F. Murray Abraham, Keen's I Never Sang for My Father), directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein, opening February 27th. This limited engagement runs through March 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE CHOCOLATE SHOW! to Open Off-Broadway on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Off-Broadway's tastiest new musical The Chocolate Show! opens tonight, Valentine's Day, February 14 at 7pm at the 47th Street Theatre, 304 West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Audiences at the opening night performance will each receive the world's most expensive chocolate truffle by chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt. The Chocolate Show! is written by Alan Golub (book, music and lyrics) & Laura Goldfader (book and music), with direction by Dan Foster, choreography by Grady McLeod Bowman and under the music direction of Jeffrey Klitz. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, begins performances tonight, February 11. (more...)

Keen Company's MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company's revival of Middle Of The Night by Academy Award winner Paddy Chayefsky, starring Tony and Drama Desk Nominee Jonathan Hadary (Gypsy, Awake & Sing, Gemini, As Is) along with Todd Bartels (Bingo With the Indians, Church), Amelia Campbell (Our Country's Good [Tony nomination], A Streetcar Named Desire, Waiting in the Wings, The Herbal Bed), Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia, Keen's Lemon Sky), Nicole Lowrance (Peter and the Starcatchers, Dividing the Estate), Denise Lute (Harry Outside, Bug), and Melissa Miller (Merchant Of Venice with F. Murray Abraham, Keen's I Never Sang for My Father), directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein, will begin performances Tuesday February 11th, with Opening Night set for February 27th. This limited engagement runs through March 29th. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Nelson Gonzalez Joins Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Grammy Award-nominated musician Nelson Gonzalez has joined the creative team of the upcoming Second Stage Theatre production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Mr. Gonzalez, who is widely considered the master of the Cuban Tres guitar, will oversee the production's musical elements and will lead a live band during performances. (more...)

New Musical THE CHOCOLATE SHOW! to Begin Performances Off-Broadway, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The world's tastiest new musical will have its premiere this winter in NYC. The Chocolate Show!, arriving just in time for Valentine's Day, will begin performances on Saturday, February 1 with an official opening night set for Friday, February 14 at the 47th Street Theatre, 304 West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Featuring book and music by Alan Golub & Laura Goldfader, lyrics by Mr. Golub, The Chocolate Show! is directed by Dan Foster, choreographed by Grady McLeod Bowman and under the music direction of Jeffrey Klitz, who also provided the musical arrangements and orchestrations. Tickets for The Chocolate Show! are $39.50 - $59.50 and can be arranged online at www.ticketcentral.com or by calling 212.279.4200 or at the TicketCentral Box Office located at 416 West 42nd Street. The 47th Street Theatre box office (304 West 47th Street) will open one hour before each performance. (more...)

James Naughton to Direct Berkshire Theatre Group's BRACE YOURSELF, Featuring Jill Eikenberry, Jackie Hoffman and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

The world premiere of Brace Yourself, opens at Berkshire Theatre Group's Fitzpatrick Main Stage on August 18 at 8pm. Previews begin August 14 at 8pm and closing is on August 25. Brace Yourself is sponsored by Country Curtains, Blantyre and The Red Lion Inn. (more...)

DAS BARBECU, TALLEY'S FOLLY and More in Florida Studio Theatre's Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

Florida Studio Theatre presents a new Summer Season lineup - with a Ring Cycle-inspired musical, a Pulitzer Prize-winning love story, and a comedy full of mistaken identities and slamming doors. The Summer Season opens June 13 and plays through September 9 in the Keating and Gompertz Theatres (Downtown Sarasota). A subscription to all three plays can be purchased for as little as $29, online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org or by calling the box office at (941) 366-9000. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present THE BEAUTIFUL DARK at Zella Fry Theatre, 9/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Premiere Stages will present the winner of its 2013 Play Festival, The Beautiful Dark by Erik Gernand, September 5th through 22nd in the Zella Fry Theatre at Kean University. Selected from 400 submissions, this affecting new play tackles a subject ripped straight from the headlines. A woman's life is turned upside down when she suspects that her teenage son may be planning an attack on a school. Is her son capable of the unthinkable? And if she's wrong, will she ruin any chance he has at a normal life? A powerful and thought-provoking new play, The Beautiful Dark is a topical, non-political examination of a topic that haunts the American psyche. (more...)

'Partners in Preservation' Selects Helen Hayes Theatre's Second Stage as Finalist; Public Vote thru 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director and Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has been chosen as one of the 40 finalists in this year's Partners in Preservation program, which awards up to $250,000 to the cultural institutions that receive the most votes from its supporters. If selected, Second Stage Theatre will use the grant money to restore the facade of the company's future home, the 100-year old Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. The finalists were presented by celebrity guest Katharine McPhee of NBC's hit "Smash" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, April 26. Second Stage at the Helen Hayes Theatre is the only Broadway theatre selected as a finalist. (more...)

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