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Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Mesa (more...)

NEIL SIMON'S MEMOIRS, with Foreword by Nathan Lane, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The complete memoirs of playwright Neil Simon will be released today, November 8th, by Simon & Schuster, featuring a new introduction by Nathan Lane and afterword by Simon's wife Elaine Joyce. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Tempe (more...)

Weston Announces 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Vermont's award-winning Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces a blockbuster line-up for its 81st summer season, continuing its tradition of "celebrating the classics and nurturing the new."  Highlights include a 4-play MainStage season of Tony Award winners, 3 prestigious Vermont Premieres, and the long-awaited opening of its new second stage. (more...)

The Group Rep Launches 43rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Group Rep is entering its 43rd year of continuous operation and proudly announces its newest Season containing an exciting collection of original and classic theatrical offerings.  These will explore the reasons people do the things they do and offer the audience a portal into the motives that drive a fascinating array of complicated human beings. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following the successful tour of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party in 2016, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Terry Johnson's Hysteria for spring 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Visit NOT THAT JEWISH Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Recent VIP audience members at NOT THAT JEWISH, the new hit comedy written by and starring Monica Piper at New World Stages, have included Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, comedienne Carol Leifer, TV journalist Geraldo Rivera and lawyer Alan Dershowitz with their families. Scroll down for photos of them backstage! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Monica Piper in NOT THAT JEWISH, Extended Through Spring Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

NOT THAT JEWISH, the new hit off-Broadway comedy written and performed by Monica Piper, isn't saying goodbye so quickly and has just announced a new block of tickets on sale through April 30, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Piper onstage in the now-extended show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Gently Comic Drama 4000 MILES Takes to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Hampton Theatre Company's '4000 Miles,' Amy Herzog's gently comic drama that won the Obie Award for Best New American Play and was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, begins its run this week in Quogue. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones.  Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

Romance to Take the Stage in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

Porchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 2001, hosted by Keely Vasquez, is Monday, Jan. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards Winners Announced - Brian Sides, Colleen Johnson, Evergreen Chorale and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Denver winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Robert Cuccioli is Bruce Graham's WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the NYC premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Bud Martin. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moral Ambiguity Hits in Revenge Tale WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Stewart J. Zully.  WHITE GUY ON THE BUS will begin previews on Monday, January 23 at 8pm; will open on Friday, January 27 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

The Walnut Street Theatre Begins the New Year with Loads of Laughs in Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play begins previews on January 17th, opens on January 25th and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Last of the Red Hot Lovers will begin performances the in the Independence Studio on 3 on January 10th. (more...)

COM Theatre Presents LOST IN YONKERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

As the second world war rages, two boys face turmoil closer to home when their father deposits them on their grandmother's doorstep to become a traveling salesman. In 'Lost in Yonkers' at College of the Mainland Community Theatre, showing Jan. 26 to Feb. 12, the boys decide to make money quickly in hopes of reuniting with him. They work on their mission while contending with Grandma, their aunt and her secret romance, and their uncle, a small-time hoodlum, in a strange new world called Yonkers.   (more...)

LOST IN YONKERS to Take the Stage at the Jewish Community Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, one of the playwright's most iconic works, will take the stage of The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (The J) for a five-performance run opening Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Tony and Oscar Winner Mercedes Ruehl to Lead Scene Study at HB Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

This winter, Tony- and Oscar Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl returns to the faculty at HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, to teach an advanced scene study class for professional performers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play is currently in previews before a January 25th opening and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Goes On A Blind Date In The Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

Rising Stars and Chicago Vets Sign on for SYCAMORE Premiere at Raven Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A cast of rising young actors and Chicago veterans has been announced for Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore, by Sarah Sander, to be directed by visiting artist Devon de Mayo. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NOT THAT JEWISH Celebrates 100th Performance at New World Stages
by Walter McBride - Jan 12, 2017

Earlier today, Monica Piper, star and creator of Not That Jewish, and company members celebrated their 100th performance at New World Stages. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special occasion and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Modern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

TACT has announced that the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Sioux Falls Awards Winners Announced - Prairie Repertory Theatre's HAIRSPRAY Big Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Sioux Falls winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Fall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th. (more...)

Mazel Tov! NOT THAT JEWISH Celebrates 100th Performance at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Mazel tov! Not That Jewish, the new hit off-Broadway comedy written and performed by Monica Piper, celebrates its 100th performance Off-Broadway at New World Stages this week on Thursday, January 12. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Offering $31 Snow Day Tickets Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Enjoying a snow day? Come get out of the cold, warm your heart and share a laugh at Not That Jewish, the new hit off-Broadway comedy written and performed by Monica Piper. Not That Jewish will play both of its scheduled performances, 2PM and 7PM, today, Thursday, February 9 at New World Stages (340 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre Company presents FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

irector Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones. Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Center on Halsted to Host Free Reading of Raven Theatre Company's SYCAMORE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Center on Halsted will host a reading of Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore in the Hoover - Leppen Theatre on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: NJ Native Ben Rauch Debuts New Holiday Tune 'Jersey Christmas'
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2016

'Jersey Christmas' is a brand spankin' new holiday classic. It's the pop/rock creation of New Jersey native singer/songwriter/actor Ben Rauch, who performs lead vocals and composed the music for the song which he co-wrote with songwriter Gaby Gold. The music video was shot entirely on location in New Jersey, and features Jersey Shore beaches along with the Asbury Park landmark 'The Stone Pony' (the historic rock club known for launching the careers of Jersey heroes Springsteen & Bon Jovi). Check it out below! (more...)


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Ring in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. (more...)

Monster Box Theatre Announces its Production of  LOST IN YONKERS 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Monster Box Theatre (MBT) under the leadership of Artistic Director, Paul Stark, announces Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2016

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Hampton Theatre Company to Present 4000 MILES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2016

'4000 Miles,' Amy Herzog's gently comic drama that won the Obie Award for Best New American Play and was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, will be the second play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season, opening on January 12, 2017 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through January 29. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Offering 'Weston 101' Interactive Classes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's Weston 101, a series of entertaining and interactive classes in anticipation of the productions in its 2017 season, returns for its second year with reduced prices and an array of artists participating live and via video link. (more...)

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Opens In Studio 3, 1/10-2/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, has been awarded a 2017 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $20,000 grant will support the world premiere production of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger. Faceless was developed through Northlight's Interplay Program, an initiative that invests in provocative new works by American and international playwrights, providing customized support in the critical stages of early play development. (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Road Theatre Company Presents Los Angeles Premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Stewart J. Zully.  WHITE GUY ON THE BUS will begin previews on Monday, January 23 at 8pm; will open on Friday, January 27 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor/Singer Anthony Alcocer
by Mark C. Lloyd - Dec 12, 2016

BWW Interviews: Actor/Singer Anthony Alcocer (more...)

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