Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Launches 24 for $24 Ticket Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced a new affordable ticket initiative, 24 for $24.  For each preview performance, 24 tickets will be available for $24 each. Tickets are limited to 2 per person, with no age restriction. (more...)

Breaking News: Patti Murin Will Join Betsy Wolfe in Disney's FROZEN Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound FROZEN has officially found its Anna for this week's developmental lab! (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent and More in BRAVE NEW WORLD Premiere at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The world premiere of the musical BRAVE NEW WORLD opened this past weekend at North Carolina Stage Company in Asheville, NC. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action, plus photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (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...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lesli Margherita & More Set for BROADWAY STORIES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on May 20, 2016 at 11:30pm. We've seen many wonderful stories on Broadway. But sometimes the best stories are the ones told backstage. In the style of The Moth and Risk, BROADWAY STORIES will feature Broadway greats telling their hilarious, moving, and fascinating stories of a life in the theatre. Hosted by Todd Buonopane (Cinderella, Chicago, Grease & Spelling Bee), BROADWAY STORIES is recorded live and released as a podcast. (The podcast can be found (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING's Tim Federle to Host The Roger Rees Awards; Chita Rivera to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance has just announced that Tim Federle, co-book writer of TUCK EVERLASTING, will host The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards), which will be held on Sunday, May 22 at The Beacon High School in Manhattan. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (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...)

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...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe, Starring Eden Espinosa!
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play now through May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Eden Espinosa and the company in action below! (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Chance Theater is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its second Theater for Young Audiences Series. (more...)

Jack Laskey, Geraldine James & More to Star in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Howard Brenton's Lawrence after Arabia, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt, which previews from 28 April. Directed by John Dove, the full cast features Sam Alexander, William Chubb, Geraldine James, Khalid Laith, Jack Laskey, Rosalind March and Jeff Rawle. (more...)

AIRLINE HIGHWAY, GROUNDED, 'FATHER COMES HOME' and More Set for Southern Rep Theatre's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2016 - 2017 Mainstage Season featuring AIRLINE HIGHWAY by Lisa D'Amour, GROUNDED by George Brant, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH by Tennessee Williams, and FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2, & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

The Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Drama League has announced the 11 stage directors who have been selected as the 2016 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Noa Egozi, Drew Feldman, Sara Holdren, Candis Jones, Yavor Kostov, Katie Lupica, James Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, Chloe Treat, Shaun Patrick Tubbs. More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (more...)

The Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announcing a new block of tickets on sale through January 1, 2017. WAITRESS opens today, April 24, 2016. Get ready for tonight's opening bows by scrolling down to learn more about the company, plus watching highlights from the show! (more...)

Fort Worth Opera Announces Schedule for 2017 Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

FORT WORTH, TX – Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today details of the second phase of the company's landmark 10-year initiative Opera of the Americas, as well as the bold and exciting productions scheduled for the 2017 Festival season, running April 15 - May 7. The 2017 FWOpera Festival will include a time-honored classic, Bizet's incendiary tale of tragic seduction, Carmen; a vibrant, contemporary mainstage production unlike anything in FWOpera's repertoire, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna; and the riveting regional premiere of 2015 Frontiers winner, Voir Dire. The Festival will also usher in the fifth year of Fort Worth Opera's critically-acclaimed new works showcase, Frontiers. (more...)

BroadwayRadio Releases First Episode of 'Literally Patti Murin: The Podcast' with Andrew Rannells
by BroadwayRadio - Apr 23, 2016

In the inaugural edition of 'Literally Patti Murin: The Podcast,' Broadway's Lysistrata Jones chats with her Broadway BFF, Tony-nominated star of stage and screen, Andrew Rannells ('The Book of Mormon,' 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' 'Hamilton'), about Broadway, 'The Bachelor,' and how being on Broadway is like 'The Bachelor.' (more...)

Syracuse University's Department of Drama to Wrap Season with A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Syracuse University's Department of Drama concludes its 2015-2016 season with David Ives' new version of French playwright Georges Feydeau's bedroom farce A Flea in Her Ear. Directed by Stephen Cross, this production runs May 6-14 at the Storch Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex. The opening night performance is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Justin Matthew Sargent and More to Star in NC Stage's BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) will welcome Broadway's Justin Matthew Sargent as the lead for its world premiere of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Dreams Foundation Travels to Russia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) is bringing its unique brand of Broadway master class intensives to Russia, marking the first time in the country's history that Broadway professionals will offer programming of this kind. The renowned non-profit performing arts education organization is traveling a team of Broadway professionals to Moscow to offer a 10-day program for 60 professional and aspiring Russian performers, now through tomorrow, April 19, 2016. Scroll down for photos from the program! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 17
by Audition Roundup - Apr 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 17, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Open Studio Season with LYSISTRATA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Long Beach Playhouse opens its Studio season with Lysistrata, the classic Greek story of women using sex to control the men.  (more...)

BWW Feature: SUCCESS FOR GEORGIA ARTS
by Laura Blatterman Brown - Apr 13, 2016

Georgia Artists unite for create change. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

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