Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera, Featuring Kate Aldrich
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

San Diego Opera is proud to continue its tradition of presenting new or rarely performed works when it presents the west coast premiere of Great Scott, the new opera from composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers) and librettist Terrence McNally (Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, and the plays Mother and Sons, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Fully Monty). They are joined by veteran stage director and former director of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Jack O'Brien, who will stage the opera. Great Scott opens on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7 PM for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre and is a co-production with The Dallas Opera. The opera received its world premiere in Dallas on October 30, 2015.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at Ohio Theatre on Sale 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Columbus' most popular musical, will return to the Ohio Theatre August 17-September 4. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Sunday, May 22. (more...)

David Auburn's PROOF Comes to The Alex Theatre in St Kilda
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful plays in recent years, PROOF, by American playwright David Auburn, will be presented on June 9-19 at The Alex Theatre in St Kilda, by Melbourne's newest theatre company Artefact, an independent production company committed to producing important and influential theatre. It will be directed by Emily O'Brien-Brown. (more...)

PROOF Opens in June at The Alex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful plays in recent years PROOF, by American playwright David Auburn, will be presented from June 9-19th at The Alex Theatre in St Kilda, by Melbourne's newest theatre company Artefact, an independent production company committed to producing important and influential theatre. It will be directed by Emily O'Brien-Brown. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Nathan Lane and Gregory Hines Get In Touch With Their Feminine Sides, 1995
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The evening's musical comedy highlight was the pair belting out a medley of musical theatre hits written for women. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Saenger Theatre Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre with performances from Wednesday, May 25 - Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Headline Man of the District's 2016 Charity Event
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Man of the District is excited to announce the featured performer, judges and contestants that will appear at the May 16 event. (more...)

Terrence McNally & Tom Kirdahy Join Philadelphia Theatre Company Board
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the election of playwright Terrence McNally and Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy to its Board of Directors. In their roles as newly-created Artists Board Members, McNally and Kirdahy will add a national artistic perspective to the Board's fiscal decision-making. (more...)

Frank Langella-Led THE FATHER get One Week Extension at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, with a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) will extend by one week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on April 14 to critical raves, has been extended through Sunday, June 19. (more...)

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

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

ArtsWest Announces 2016-2017 Season: UNCHARTED
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

ArtsWest announces their 2016-2017 season, UNCHARTED. See full details below! (more...)

ArtsWest Sets 2016-17 Season: SWEENEY TODD, MOTHERS AND SONS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright has announced his second season, running September 2016 through July 2017. Opening with acclaimed dramatist Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS, the six production season will include the magical story telling of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson; an Olivier Award winning new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS; a piercing glimpse into the teen-age world in Kirsten Greenidge's MILK LIKE SUGAR; Byrony Lavery's unflinching drama FROZEN; and the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller SWEENEY TODD. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

NOLLYWOOD DREAMS and More Slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club just announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series, which kicks off next Monday, March 14. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats at the SHN Orpheum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED  returning to the SHN Orpheum Theatre, March 9 through April 16. (more...)

Breaking News: Extra! Nathan Lane and John Slattery to Headline THE FRONT PAGE Broadway Revival; Jack O'Brien to Direct!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 28, 2016

We've got some headline news this evening! 'Front page' news, even. According to the Chicago Tribune, Broadway veteran Nathan Lane and MAD MEN star John Slattery have signed on to lead a new Broadway revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play THE FRONT PAGE this fall. (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Small Town Theatre Presents TALLEY'S FOLLY This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

Talley's Folly is the story of one night in the lives of two unlikely sweethearts, Matt Friedman and Sally Talley. The one-act play takes place in a dilapidated boathouse on the Talley farm in Missouri. It is the Fourth of July in 1944. (more...)

Nathan Lane in Talks to Join Andrew Garfield & More in National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

National Theatre's upcoming production of ANGELS IN AMERICA is close to enlisting a stage legend for its starry company. (more...)

Bijou Theatre to Host An Evening with Terrence McNally Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, CT will present 'An Evening with Terrence McNally' , Monday June 13th at 7pm.  (more...)

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

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

Breaking News: Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Will Return to Broadway in THE LITTLE FOXES; Daniel Sullivan Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will star in Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Philip Kan Gotanda Leads Master Class at Portland Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Philip Kan Gotanda, award-winning playwright and filmmaker, led a Master Class at Portland Center Stage on June 3rd as part of the Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program in partnership with MediaRites' Theatre Diaspora.  (more...)

LUBE: AN UNAUTHORIZED GREASE'D-UP PARODY Plays The Ringwald
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Ringwald Theatre, the undisputed Champ of Camp, is no stranger to the world of parody. Its wildly popular Summer Camp series proves that year after year. (more...)

MTC to Honor Two-Time Tony Winner Nathan Lane at 2016 Fall Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, on Monday evening, November 7 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Frank Langella to Miss Final Performance of THE FATHER; Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Frank Langella is ill and will be out for today's 2pm final performance.  The performance will take place as scheduled with Mr. Langella's understudy, Anthony Newfield.  (more...)


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Tickets to WICKED at PPAC on Sale 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Providence's most popular musical, will return to the Providence Performing Arts Center, September 21 - October 8, 2016. In Providence, WICKED is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Winners Announced - The Wimberley Players Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 7, 2016

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 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Austin winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Kathryn Erbe & More Join Frank Langella in MTC's THE FATHER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage), in a new production directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) atMTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)


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MOTHERS AND SONS to Make Regional Debut at Artists Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre is honored to present MOTHERS AND SONS, an important play by one of American theatre's most acclaimed contemporary playwrights, Terrence McNally. As the fifth production in its 2015/16 season, Artists Rep brings the regional premiere of this play to Portland following its 2014 Tony-nominated Broadway debut. (more...)

Emily Koch to Star as 'Elphaba' in WICKED at Segerstrom Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The WICKED tour is thrilled to welcome Emily Koch as Elphaba, Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Megan Masako Haley as Nessarose and Sam Seferian as Boq at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa February 17 - March 6, 2016. (more...)

NCTC to Stage Regional Premiere of Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

In March, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the latest acclaimed play by four-time Tony Award winner and frequent NCTC collaborator Terrence McNally, with the regional premiere of Mothers and Sons, directed by Arturo Catricala and starring Velina Brown and Andrew Nance. Generations collide when a woman pays a surprise visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. As she revisits the past, she begins to see the life her son might have led. "A resonant elegy for a ravaged generation" (The New York Times) and "eloquent, exceptionally timely and intensely resonant" (Chicago Tribune), Mothers and Sons explores family and forgiveness in a changing society. (more...)

VIDEO: Ralph Macchio, Mario Cantone 'Bringing Italian-Americans Back To Theatre' in A ROOM OF MY OWN
by Michael Dale - Feb 5, 2016

Ralph Macchio, Mario Cantone 'Bringing Italian-Americans Back To Theatre' in A ROOM OF MY OWN (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Stage Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Terrence McNally's acclaimed play MOTHERS AND SONS, nominated for Tony and Drama League awards in 2014, explores change, reconciliation and what it means to be a family. MOTHERS AND SONS will run in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre March 18 through April 17. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: See Highlights from Artists Rep's MOTHERS AND SONS in New Trailer
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre presents Mothers and Sons, an important play by one of American theatre's most acclaimed contemporary playwrights, Terrence McNally. As the fifth production in its 2015/16 season, Artists Rep brings the regional premiere of this play to Portland following its 2014 Tony-nominated Broadway debut. Click below to watch a new trailer with highlights from the show! (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS with Kate Baldwin, 'LITTLE SHOP' & More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, have announced the 2016 Summer Theatre Season and an assortment of lively presented acts at The Garage and The Colonial Theatre. An announcement with casting will be made within the next several weeks. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Artists Rep's MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre presents Mothers and Sons, an important play by one of American theatre's most acclaimed contemporary playwrights, Terrence McNally. As the fifth production in its 2015/16 season, Artists Rep brings the regional premiere of this play to Portland following its 2014 Tony-nominated Broadway debut. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Segerstrom Center Run, 2/17-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with performances from February 17 - March 6. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Segerstrom Hall box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in- person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Nathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television Nathan Lane joins this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, LA VIE PARISIENNE, narrating Saint-Saens's CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

WICKED Sets Lottery Policy for Blumenthal Performing Arts Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

    A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Blumenthal Performing Arts with performances from Jan. 6 - 31.  Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Ovens Auditorium box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.  Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.  (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Update - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Winning 'Best Cast of a Musical'
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Nathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television - will join this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Sae?ns's Carnival of the Animals. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the performance will also feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic's Artist-in-Association, and Makoto Ozone. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Open 4/30 at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Berkeley Playhouse will produce the first non-musical in its nine-year history with Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The show will be directed by Berkeley Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Daren A.C. Carollo (Berkeley Playhouse's Peter Pan, Hairspray; Broadway: A Time to Kill; Off-Broadway: bare The Musical; Regional: Diablo Theatre Company, City Lights Theatre Company, Napa Valley Opera House, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Town Hall Theatre Company). Previews begin April 28. The show runs from April 30 to May 22 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave in Berkeley, CA. Tickets are now available through the box office. Please call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

SpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in May
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

From May 7 - June 4, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT, a powerful new musical about unexpected love, loss, and brotherhood, based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.  (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

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