UNCLE PHILLIP'S COAT Stars Gene Weygandt at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Chicago Premiere of playwright Matty Selman's "Uncle Philip's Coat" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Nov. 27 - Dec. 31. Directed by Elizabeth Margoliusand starring Gene Weygandt (best known as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in "Wicked" in Chicago and on Broadway), "Uncle Philip's Coat" follows Matty on his humorous and heartfelt journey of personal discovery, sparked by his inheritance of a tattered coat from his eccentric Russian-Jewish immigrant uncle Philip.  (more...)

Reimagined Version of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT Begins October 4 at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

A freshly inventive and intimate take on the classic Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot" will be staged by Westport Country Playhouse,October 4 - 30, featuring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard as King Arthur, directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. (more...)

Israeli Stage is Proud to Present the American Premiere of HAPPY ENDING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

How do we treat end of life treatment? Israeli Stage, sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre, is proud to present the American Premiere of Happy Ending as part of Season 7 - Jarring Questions through an Israeli Lens.  (more...)

Listen to 'Gotta Get Out' from LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast Recording, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway Records today released the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT. Scroll down for a first listen to 'Gotta Get Out,' featuring Alison Luff, Patti Murin, Robin de Jesus, Sam Underwood, Derek Klena, Kate Rockwell, Aaron Riesebeck and the ensemble! (more...)

TORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

??Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70's in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota.  Suzanne Petri, Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox and Robert Breuler share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium. (more...)

RISING STAR COMPETITION Reaches Week 8 and Features Natalie Joy Johnson, Paul Canaan and Joey Taranto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Chicago Dramatists Presents DEAD CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After 24 years of marriage, Tom and Renata call it quits so that each can unpack a complicated past, and arrive at an even more complicated future, in this alternatingly harrowing and comedic ensemble drama opening September 25 at Chicago Dramatists. Previews begin September 23, at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. (more...)

Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy to Lead AFTERPLAY at Irish Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the New York premiere of AFTERPLAY, by Tony and Olivier Award winner Brian Friel. Directed by Joe Dowling (Tartuffe), and starring Irish stage and screen stars Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy. (more...)

World Premiere of ON THE RAILS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt welcome Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) for the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

BWW Interview: Douglas Carter Beane Kick-Starts the Rockettes' Summer Adventure
by Naomi Serviss - May 28, 2016

A Drama Desk award-winner is recruited to conjure up a New York adventure fit for audiences at Radio City. (more...)

Dark Comedy STORYWORKS: TERRA INCOGNITA Premieres at George Street Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

An absurd, dark comedy about a New Jersey family who finds themselves suddenly dealing with an environmental cleanup in their backyard - literally - makes its debut at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J., with a pair of 8pm performances June 3 and 4, with post-play discussions to follow each night. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance just presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards), yesterday The Beacon High School in Manhattan. This annual talent showcase featured 44 students representing 26 New York City metro area high schools competing for the coveted title of Best Actress and Best Actor in a musical. (more...)

The Attic Theater Company to Present ON THE VERGE at Walkerspace This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Attic Theater Company (Laura Braza, Artistic Director, and Ted Caine, Executive Director) returns to New York City for its annual Off-Broadway summer production. The critically acclaimed company will present Eric Overmyer's comedy ON THE VERGE, directed by Laura Braza.  ON THE VERGE will play a strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street, NYC) beginning Saturday, June 18th through Saturday, July 9th, 2016.  The Press Opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd.  Tickets, priced at $25.00, are on sale now online at http://www.theattictheaterco.com/#!upcoming/c6v5. (more...)

2016 Roger Rees Awards Honor New York Students; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance Inc. presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards) on Sunday, May 22 at The Beacon School in Manhattan. The two-hour showcase hosted by Tim Federle (co-writer of Tuck Everlasting) featured 35 students who had played leading roles at 26 high school located throughout the five boroughs of New York, Long Island and Westchester. (more...)

SoloChicago Theatre to Stage THE UNFORTUNATES at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following its highly acclaimed inaugural production of Churchill, which played in Chicago, New York City and continues to play in several places around the country, SoloChicago Theatre is pleased to announce its second production - THE UNFORTUNATES by Australian playwright Aoise Stratford. SoloChicago Artistic Director Kurt Johns will direct the piece about survival, celebrity, violence and friendship, which begins performances June 17 at Theater Wit. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 5, 2016
by - Jun 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: American Theater Company Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) opens musical comedy Xanadu, the final production of its Legacy Season, this Sunday, June 5. Presented as a tribute to ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli-a not-so-secret fan of this camp classic-Xanadu is directed by Lili-Anne Brown and runs at ATC now through July 17, 2016. The production has music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and a book by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film of the same title. (more...)

Gordon Connell, BIG RIVER's Original Mark Twain, Dies at 93
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

A frequent performer on and off Broadway, Connell was married to actress Jane Connell. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble to Present AJAX IN IRAQ, 7/15-8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

? Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble with new Co-Artistic Directors Jones Welsh,  Aaron Hendry and Laura Covelli, in association with the Greenway Arts Alliance and Producer Jason Bruffy, present the revival of their thrilling production of Ajax in Iraq, Ellen McLaughlin's edgy action drama set in U.S. occupied Iraq, as the first Resident Company production at the Greenway Court Theatre, opening on July 15 for a five-week run. (more...)

Manoa Valley Theatre to Close Out 2015-16 Season with LYSISTRATA JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

concludes its 2015-16 season with the musical comedy Lysistrata Jones, by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn.  This hit from the 2012 Broadway season is the story of the Athens University basketball team who hasn't won a game in 30 years. But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones dares the squad's fed-up girlfriends to stop "giving it up" to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty, Melissa Errico, Jim Brochu, Tony Sheldon, Jackie Hoffman and More Join Project Shaw's APPLE CART
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season when it presents its 115th concert presentation with George Bernard Shaw's The Apple Cart on Monday, July 25 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Hudson Warehouse Re-Invents Greek Classic with LYSISARAH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Hudson Warehouse celebrates its 13th Summer Season in Riverside Park with a new take on a Greek classic. Aristophanes's Lysistrata was a woman who persuaded her sisterhood of friends to withhold sex from their husbands and lovers in an attempt to persuade their men to the end Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. (more...)

Breaking News: Robert Fairchild, Mara Davi, Jason Tam, Sabrina Bryan & More Will Lead A CHORUS LINE at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Casting for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of A Chorus Line, which won the Tony® Award for Best Musical, has been announced: Sabrina Bryan as Valerie Clark, Robert Fairchild as Mike Costa, Spencer Liff as Larry, Ross Lynch as Mark Anthony, in addition to Mara Davi as Maggie Winslow, Denis Lambert as Gregory Gardner, J. Elaine Marcos as Connie Wong, Jason Tam as Paul San Marco, and Leigh Zimmerman as Sheila Bryant. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Broadway Stories Podcast Welcomes Patti Murin, John Treacy Egan, Alli Mauzey
by Broadway Stories - Jun 15, 2016

On the latest episode of BROADWAY STORIES hosted by 'Broadway replacement' Todd Buonopane (CINDERELLA, CHICAGO), Todd talks getting fired, Patti Murin (Lysistrata JONES, XANADU) falls in love...a lot, John Treacy Egan (THE PRODUCERS, THE LITTLE MERMAID) gets naked for a cause, and Alli Mauzey (WICKED, CRY-BABY) bombs a few auditions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 12th NIGHTed's ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival, Opening 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

12th NIGHTed, an update of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, set in gay, swinging, 1960s Little Italy, NYC, USA will open the 14th annual ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival on Monday July 11th at 8:00pm at The Wild Project 195 East 3rd St at Ave B, festival headquarters. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival launches their dynamic 2016 season with four premieres, as well as four beloved Broadway classics.  The eight-show season opens with Oklahoma! on Wednesday, June 1. It has been 18 years since "Broadway in the Finger Lakes," visited the prairie and is excited to announce the return of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit classic. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company and Israeli Stage to Present OH GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) and Israeli Stage are proud to partner in presenting the Regional Premiere of Oh God by Anat Gov at the historic Town Hall,15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from July 14 through July 24, 2016. (more...)

Amanda Muggleton to Star in London Premiere of THE BOOK CLUB at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Andrew Kay & Associates Ltd in association with King's Head Theatre presents the London Premiere of The Book Club by Roger Hall, (more...)

Charles Busch, Carolee Carmello, Alexandra Silber and More Join Transport Group's PETER PAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

More exciting casting has been announced for Transport Group's benefit concert celebrating the classic 1954 musical, Peter Pan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at Project Shaw's THE APPLE CART
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 26, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continued its 11th Season with its 115th concert presentation with George Bernard Shaw's The Apple Cart last night at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: The Viola Project Helps Empower Girls Through Shakespeare
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A Chicago non-profit lets girls explore the works of William Shakespeare while using his classic texts to propel discussions of contemporary issues facing girls and women. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Return of Jared's BROADWAY BOO'S with Eden Espinosa
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Jared Zirilli, of RAIN at The Old Globe, ROMANCE LANGUAGE at Ars Nova, The Civilians PRETTY FILTHY, Broadway Lysistrata JONES, touring WE WILL ROCK YOU and WICKED, as well as Off Broadway FAT CAMP, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, BARE, and TWILIGHT THE MUSICAL plus The Alley Theatre's A FEW GOOD MEN brings you the latest 'Jared's Broadway Boo's' # 73 with WICKED and BROOKLYN's Eden Espinosa. Check out the episode below: (more...)

The Ume Group to Celebrate 5-Year Anniversary at Irondale Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Ume Group, a physical theatre ensemble hailed by New York critics for its 'commanding, physically impressive performances' (The Village Voice) and 'risky physical vulnerability' (nytheatre.com) is celebrating its 5-Year Anniversary with a week of performances at the historic Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY, August 10 - 13, 2016. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Long Beach Playhouse (LBP) joins forces with the East Anaheim Street Business Alliance (EASBA) to provide a free Shakespeare in the Park event for the Zaferia community. Sponsored by the business owners of Zaferia, LBP will be mounting a streamlined version of William Shakespeare's immortal play about love, magic, and what happens when the two meet, A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Cast of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Goodspeed is thrilled to announce the cast of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, abrand-new musical that chronicles a time before "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Easter Parade," and "A Star is Born"-a time when Judy Garland was simply, "the girl with the great big voice." Filled with many beloved songs sung by Judy Garland throughout her career, Chasing Rainbows will run September 16 - November 27 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Eversource Energy, ConnectiCare, Comcast, and Webster Bank. (more...)

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Finds Full Broadway Company for Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Tony Nominee Dan Knechtges to Helm 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has just announced that Dan Knechtges will serve as Director and Choreographer for the upcoming production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center & Dallas Theater Center Partner to Offer Open Captioning
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

AT&T Performing Arts Center (AT&T PAC) and Dallas Theater Center (DTC) today announced a collaboration with Theatre Development Fund (TDF) to provide, for the first time, open captioning services at select upcoming productions in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre and Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

SKYLIGHT by David Hare Opens Burning Coal Theatre Company's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will open its 20th season in Raleigh, North Carolina with David Hare's Skylight, a love story about a brashly swaggering, politically conservative middle-aged businessman in the hotels and restaurants trade who stumbles back into the life of a progressive-minded, younger woman with whom he had a tempestuous affair years  before.  The play will run Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 6-9, 13-15 and 20-22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. Performances will take place at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. (more...)

Israeli Stage Announces Seventh Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Israeli Stage, sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre, is proud to announce Season 7! The season will feature two plays presented as Staged Reading in Fall 2016, Olivier Award Nominee Joshua Sobol: In Residence at Israeli Stage in March/April of 2017 and Israeli Stage's Third Full Theatrical Production, Days of Atonement by former Playwright-in-Residence Hanna Azoulay-Hasfari. Dialogue Reflections led by local thinkers, authors and artist will follow all performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Great Moments from A Class Act NY's 2016 Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, is halfway through their eleventh successful summer of theatre camps taught by Broadway performers. Scroll down for a peek at some highlights so far! (more...)

Mind-Bending Love Story CONSTELLATIONS to Play Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the mind-bending love story, Constellations.  (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)


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TADA! Youth Theater Announces New Staff and Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

TADA! Youth Theater is excited to announce that Rod Christensen, Director of Education, is now becoming Executive Director. TADA! is also proud to welcome two new Board members, Darcy Volpe and Brian Burchfield.Janine Nina Trevens, TADA!'s co-founder and Artistic Director from the start acted as Executive Director since 2001. Ms. Trevens will continue developing artists and new works as TADA!'s Producing Artistic Director. Together, Ms. Trevens and Mr. Christensen will help TADA! grow and continue to touch the lives of thousands of children every year through original musicals, year-round classes/camps and, school residencies. (more...)

Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) have joined the cast of the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

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