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Ocean State Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is thrilled to announce that its sixth season in its comfortable, stadium style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, will open with the five-time Tony Award-winning musical, Titanic: The Musical. (more...)

World Premiere of THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY Opens Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

TACT (Scott Alan Evans, Executive Artistic Director; Nora Chester & Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Associate Artistic Directors) is proud to continue 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...)

Special Guest Stars Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly will sing in AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly join the cast of An Evening of Classic Broadway at L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, on Monday, March 20th at 8PM. The critically-acclaimed concert series from Fraser Entertainment Group showcases a new line-up with each show. Headlined by Master of Ceremonies/Music Director Brad Ellis, of Glee and Forbidden Broadway fame, and featuring cabaret artist Dianne Fraser (Part Time Diva), broadwayworld.com calls the show, "… guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment… Broadway standards both classic and contemporary, with a bevy of great singers on board." (more...)

Photo Flash: Jackie Hoffman Stops by Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Yesterday Not That Jewish, the new comedy at New World Stages written by and starring Emmy Award winner Monica Piper, welcomed Jackie Hoffman for a backstage visit. Check out a photo of the pair below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 22, 2017
by - Mar 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

NOT THAT JEWISH Launches Fundraising Campaign to Provide Free Tickets to Jewish Community Centers in NY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The producers of the hit show Not That Jewish have launched an IndieGogo campaign to provide free theater tickets to Jewish Community Centers in the New York metropolitan area, who've been the target of increased bigotry, antisemitism and threats of violence. (more...)

Neil Simon's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS to Play Theater J This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Starting in the 1950's everyone knew that Neil Simon could write hilarious jokes and craft entertaining comedies. But in 1983, when Brighton Beach Memoirs premiered on Broadway, it became abundantly clear that Simon's heart is as robust as his funny bone. The first of his "Eugene trilogy" of semi-autobiographical plays, Brighton Beach Memoirs runs at Theater J from April 5-May 7, 2017. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar starting March 21 and running through April 16.  (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO to Bring Laughs to Milwaukee Rep This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater will make Milwaukee laugh with the global hit An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante this March 24- May 28 in the Stackner Cabaret. (more...)

Cast Complete, Rehearsals Underway for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Rehearsals began this week 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. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will begin previews Wednesday, April 5 prior to the official opening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre. The production will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16. (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...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, THE TREASURER and More Announced for Playwrights Horizons' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the six productions of its 2017/2018 Season.  The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Fran Drescher Visits Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

At a recent performance of NOT THAT JEWISH, the new comedy at New World Stages written by and starring Emmy Award winner Monica Piper, got just a little more Jewish when Fran Drescher came to see the show. After the performance, she stopped backstage to congratulate Piper on her hit - scroll down for a photo of the pair together! (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (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...)


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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...)

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

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