BWW Exclusive: Tonya Pinkins Speaks Up About Responses to Her MOTHER COURAGE Departure- 'No Man Speaks For Me in 2016'BWW Exclusive: Tonya Pinkins Speaks Up About Responses to Her MOTHER COURAGE Departure- 'No Man Speaks For Me in 2016'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

Pinkins has released a statement explaining her decision, and some have responded- including her ex-costar, Michael Potts (Click here to read his full post). Now she's opening up about the whole controversy and more specifically, comments from Potts and company. Read her full piece below: (more...)

CSC Halts Tonight's Return of 'MOTHER COURAGE'; Performances Will Now Resume Next WeekCSC Halts Tonight's Return of 'MOTHER COURAGE'; Performances Will Now Resume Next Week
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Classic Stage Company's Mother Courage and Her Children will now resume performances Tuesday, Jan. 12 rather than tonight, Jan. 8. The delay grants Kecia Lewis 'additional time for memorization of the script and rehearsal,' after taking on the title role earlier this week for Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2016 - Bowie's BLACKSTAR, McDonald & Mitchell at the White House & More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2016 - Bowie's BLACKSTAR, McDonald & Mitchell at the White House & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell appear IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE tonight, ALADDIN and THE LION KING appear on this morning's GMA! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2016
by - Jan 8, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAPSheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With the critically acclaimed Show Boat currently running in the Crucible, and Partus and A Raisin in the Sun in rehearsals, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the full casts for the forthcoming productions of Waiting For Godot and the world premiere of Richard Bean's comedy thriller The Nap, both at the Crucible this spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SWEAT at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The new drama SWEAT by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. The play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. The company just kicked off rehearsals, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Kecia Lewis On Joining Controversial MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'I Am An Actress And I Want To Work'Kecia Lewis On Joining Controversial MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'I Am An Actress And I Want To Work'
by Michael Dale - Jan 7, 2016

With less than a week's preparation, Lewis steps into a production her predecessor denounced as seen through 'the filter of the white gaze.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 7, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 7, 2016
by - Jan 7, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 6, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 6, 2016
by - Jan 6, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/29/2015 - 1/5/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 12/29/2015 - 1/5/2016
by - Jan 5, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/29/2015 - 1/5/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 5, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 5, 2016
by - Jan 5, 2016

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

WAKE UP with BWW 1/5/2016 - Cheyenne Jackson and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/5/2016 - Cheyenne Jackson and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 5, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Cheyenne Jackson appears on TODAY and WATCH WHAT HAPPENS, so stay tuned for clips, plus A CHORUS LINE comes to Riverside Theatre, helmed by Mitzi Hamilton! (more...)

Clurman Lab's 'MOTHER COURAGE', Set in German Beer Hall, Begins TonightClurman Lab's 'MOTHER COURAGE', Set in German Beer Hall, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is transforming Studio G at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting into a German beer hall in this lively production of Mother Courage AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht and conceived by director John Gould Rubin, which will include live music as well as beer & sausages for purchase. Using a translation by Tony Kushner, the production will open tonight, January 28th, with performances running through February 20th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The new drama SWEAT by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes toArena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. The play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaboratorKate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/25/2016 - Arthur Miller, ROCK OF AGES and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/25/2016 - Arthur Miller, ROCK OF AGES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: A slew of stars gather for ONE NIGHT 100 YEARS, honoring Arthur Miller, and the cast of ROCK OF AGES reunites in concert! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 24, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 24, 2016
by - Jan 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 23, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 23, 2016
by - Jan 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2016
by - Jan 22, 2016

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

Clurman Lab Sets 'MOTHER COURAGE' in a German Beer Hall This WinterClurman Lab Sets 'MOTHER COURAGE' in a German Beer Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is transforming Studio G at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting into a German beer hall in this lively production of Mother Courage AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht and conceived by director John Gould Rubin, which will include live music as well as beer & sausages for purchase. Using a translation by Tony Kushner, the production will open on January 28th with performances running through February 20th. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Sets Full All-Female 'CYRANO' CastSouthwark Playhouse Sets Full All-Female 'CYRANO' Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Lauren Brown and Chloe Courtney today announce the full cast for Russell Bolam's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Kathryn Hunter plays the title role of Cyrano and is joined by Sabrina Bartlett as Roxane, Ellie Kendrick as Christian and by Holly Burn, Tina Chiang, Penelope Dimond, Tamzin Griffin and Kiran Sonia Sawar. The production opens on 22 February at Southwark Playhouse, with previews from 18 February, and runs until 19 March. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 21, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 21, 2016
by - Jan 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Fifth Annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Are Announced - COME FROM AWAY, LIZARD BOY and More!The Fifth Annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Are Announced - COME FROM AWAY, LIZARD BOY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Broadway-bound new musical, Come From Away, presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre, wins four Gypsys, tying with another new musical, Lizard Boy, also produced by Seattle Repertory Theatreand also with four Gypsys, a company that has been known for years as a powerhouse dramatic straight-play playhouse!  (more...)

New Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This SundayNew Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM SERIES, January 24-February 18, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Review Roundup: CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jan 19, 2016

Classic Stage Company's Mother Courage AND HER CHILDREN officially opens tonight, January 19, starring Kecia Lewis in the title role after Tony winner Tonya Pinkins' departure during previews. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 19, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 19, 2016
by - Jan 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

IVANOV, Hugo Weaving, MATILDA Top 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards; Winners List!IVANOV, Hugo Weaving, MATILDA Top 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards; Winners List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

At a star-studded ceremony today 18 January 2016, the winners of the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with a record 36 Awards presented, shared between 19 productions which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2015. Over 350 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the auditorium at Paddington RSL to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre. Scroll down or click HERE for the full list of winners! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS 2015 Winners AnnouncedBWW Reviews: SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS 2015 Winners Announced
by Jade Kops - Jan 18, 2016

The Sydney's Theatre community gathered at the 2015 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS tonight for the 11th annual celebration of the best of the past year's work as judged by The Sydney Reviewers. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Global Tour - Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and More!SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Global Tour - Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations LLC are pleased to announce their first ever, global tour of the English language production of SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori.  The production begins its journey in Istanbul, Turkey on the 22nd January, 2016 and will tour to diverse markets including Europe, the Middle East and Asia to cities including; Abu Dhabi, Jakarta and Singapore to name a few.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 18, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 18, 2016
by - Jan 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 17, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 17, 2016
by - Jan 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 16, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 16, 2016
by - Jan 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2016
by - Jan 15, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2016
by - Jan 14, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 13, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 13, 2016
by - Jan 13, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nominees for Seattle's 5th Annual 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Are Announced!Nominees for Seattle's 5th Annual 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle is pleased to present the nomination slate of the fifth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters in the prior calendar year. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present COLONY COLLAPSEThe Theatre @ Boston Court to Present COLONY COLLAPSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Colony Collapse, by Stefanie Zadravec, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. This world premiere production opens Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8pm on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. (more...)

PODCAST: Tonya Pinkins on Leaving MOTHER COURAGE; Also Remembrances of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE and RASHEEDA SPEAKINGPODCAST: Tonya Pinkins on Leaving MOTHER COURAGE; Also Remembrances of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE and RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by Michael Dale - Jan 13, 2016

The Tony-winning actor discusses her views on the issues that arise when theatre tells the stories of people of color. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 12, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 12, 2016
by - Jan 12, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/5/2016 - 1/12/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 1/5/2016 - 1/12/2016
by - Jan 12, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/5/2016 - 1/12/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2016
by - Jan 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with LULLABY's Annie EnnekingBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with LULLABY's Annie Enneking
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jan 11, 2016

Annie Enneking is an actor, singer and fight choreographer who plays Thea in new work, LULLABY, the world premiere in Theater Latte Da's new work initiative, NEXT 20/20. She tells a little about her part in this show and her future plans in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Natalie Joy Johnson Will Return to Joe's Pub on 1/20KINKY BOOTS' Natalie Joy Johnson Will Return to Joe's Pub on 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Current Broadway Kinky Boots cast member Natalie Joy Johnson just announced her triumphant return to the Joe's Pub stage with Natalie Joy Johnson & The Raging Case set for Wednesday, January 20th at 9:30pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/11/2016 - THE SECRET GARDEN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/11/2016 - THE SECRET GARDEN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 11, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE SECRET GARDEN, starring Rebecca Luker and Gabriella Pizzolo, plays in concert tonight and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 10, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 10, 2016
by - Jan 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACEDArena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Skyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic DirectorSkyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The 2016 season will be Tesori's fourth and final season leading Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross TheatreIN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?Initially booking for a limited 4 week run, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its run at King's Cross Theatre for a third time, now booking for an additional 6 months until Sunday 30 October 2016. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now. In The Heights returns to London following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. (more...)

Harry Melling Leads HAND TO GOD, Beginning Tonight in the West EndHarry Melling Leads HAND TO GOD, Beginning Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

After its phenomenal run on and off Broadway, the critically acclaimed five times Tony Award nominated play HAND TO GOD (including Best New Play and Best Director) is making its way to London's West End and will open at the Vaudeville Theatre beginning tonight 5 February, with press night set for 15 February 2016. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama's NEW: 2016 Set for A Nation's Theatre FestivalRoyal Welsh College of Music & Drama's NEW: 2016 Set for A Nation's Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama present the Richard Burton Company's annual weeklong celebration of new writing. NEW returns for a third exciting year with another four world premieres at home in Cardiff before transferring once again to the Gate Theatre, a venue known to springboard the most exceptional new talent. (more...)

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