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Josh Hamilton Joins Cast of Classic Stage Company's CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2011

Josh Hamilton, who won rave reviews last season in Classic Stage Company's production of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, has joined the company's upcoming production of Chekhov's tragicomic masterpiece THE CHERRY ORCHARD in the role of Trofimov. Hamilton replaces Christian Carmago, who has withdrawn from the production due to a film role. THE CHERRY ORCHARD, which features John Turturro (Lopakhin), Dianne Wiest (Ranevskaya), , Ken Cheeseman (Pischick), Daniel Davis (Gaev), Alvin Epstein (Fiers), Slate Holmgren (Yasha), Roberta Maxwell (Charlotta), Juliet Rylance (Varya), Michael Urie (Yepikhodov), Elisabeth Waterston (Dunyasha) and Katherine Waterston (Anya), begins performances Wednesday, November 16 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by Andrei Belgrader, with a translation by John Christopher Jones, THE CHERRY ORCHARD will play a limited engagement through Friday, December 23. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, December 4 at 7pm. (more...)

OFFICIAL: Nathan Lane-Led THE NANCE to Open 4/15 at Lyceum Theatre; Jack O'Brien to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane will head the cast of its upcoming production of THE NANCE, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane to be directed by Jack O'Brien. The production will begin previews on Thursday, March 21 and open on Monday, April 15 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: STORIES ON 5 STORIES: Dirty Laundry
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced the line-up of performers participating in the return of its popular benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES: Dirty Laundry on Monday evening, October 17. (more...)

Billy Crystal Brings 700 SUNDAYS Back to Broadway's Imperial Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews begin tonight, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 Sundaysis performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Presents THIS WONDERFUL LIFE, 11/25-12/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, invites you to celebrate the holidays this year with the return of This Wonderful Life by Steve Murray. Tickets for this 90-minute heartwarming holiday production, running from November 25 - December 23, are now on sale. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Presents THIS WONDERFUL LIFE; Opens Today Thru 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2011

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, invites you to celebrate the holidays this year with the return of This Wonderful Life by Steve Murray. Tickets for this 90-minute heartwarming holiday production, running from November 25 - December 23, are now on sale. (more...)

Billy Crystal Brings Tony-Winning 700 SUNDAYS Back to Broadway's Imperial Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews began Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for tonight, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 Sundays is performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- CINDERELLA's Douglas Carter Beane on How He Uses His Five Tony Buttons
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Douglas Carter Beane, a nominee for Best Book of a Musical for Cinderella. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Book of a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Douglas Carter Beane Gives Advice for Creativity in Philadelphia Commencement Address
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2013

Playwright Douglas Carter Beane currently has two shows on Broadway - a new book for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and a new play The Nance starring Nathan Lane and directed by Jack O'Brien. (more...)

Aguilar, Boren Lead Cast Of LYSISTRATA JONES, Begins Previews 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

Transport Group Theatre Company, the winner of a special Drama Desk Award and two OBIE Awards, has announced casting and dates for the New York premiere of Lysistrata Jones, a new musical with a book by Douglas Carter Beane; music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn; directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges. (more...)

Billy Crystal to Bring Tony-Winning 700 SUNDAYS Back to Broadway's Imperial Theatre; November 5 - January 5
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 SUNDAYS. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews will begin Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 SUNDAYSis performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents XANADU, Now thru 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

SpeakEasy Stage presents the Boston Premiere of the hit Broadway musical comedy XANADU. This acclaimed show will be the company's 100th production and opens tonight, May 11. (more...)

MilkMilkLemonade Comes To Boston June 30-July 9
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2011

Heart & Dagger Productions furthers and challenges audiences with MilkMilkLemonade by Joshua Conkel. The production runs June 30st -July 9th at the Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118. (more...)

Amphibian's MR. & MRS. FITCH to Star Bradley Campbell, Meg MacCary, 4/12-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2012

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced casting for its first main stage production of the year, Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, written by Douglas Carter Beane. Krista Scott directs Bradley Campbell and Meg MacCary in this comedy running April 12-29 at The Hardy and Betty Sanders Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. (more...)

Happy Medium Theatre, Inc Presents THE SPITTING IMAGE 3/24-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2011

Happy Medium Theatre, Inc. (HMT) furthers and challenges audiences with The Spitting Image, directed by Jared Culverhouse. (more...)

Happy Medium Theatre, Inc Presents THE SPITTING IMAGE 3/24-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2011

Happy Medium Theatre, Inc. (HMT) furthers and challenges audiences with The Spitting Image, directed by Jared Culverhouse. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Houston (more...)

The Williamston Theatre Presents THE USUAL, 3/22-4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, presents the World Premiere of The Usual: A Musical Love Story, Book and Lyrics by Alan Gordon and Music by Mark Sutton-Smith. Tickets for this modern day musical love story are now on sale. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Houston (more...)

Cast Set for Broadway's THE LYONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS -- a critical and popular success when it debuted last fall at Vineyard Theatre -- will transfer to Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 W. 48 St.) with its entire original cast expected to be inteact, including the Tony Award-winning stars Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, along with Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. Michael Esper is in negotionations to return as well. The Vineyard Theatre production of THE LYONS will be presented on Broadway by producer Kathleen K. Johnson. Mark Brokaw directs. (more...)

The Williamston Theatre Presents THE USUAL, 3/22-4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, presents the World Premiere of The Usual: A Musical Love Story, Book and Lyrics by Alan Gordon and Music by Mark Sutton-Smith. Tickets for this modern day musical love story are now on sale. (more...)

LYSISTRATA JONES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2011

Transport Group Theatre Company, the winner of a special Drama Desk Award and two OBIE Awards, presents the New York premiere of LYSISTRATA JONES, a new musical with a book by Douglas Carter Beane; music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn; directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges. Previews began Sunday May 15 on the basketball court of the Judson Memorial Church Gymnasium, 243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South. Opening is Sunday, June 5, at 8pm. (more...)

MilkMilkLemonade Comes To Boston June 30-July 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2011

Heart & Dagger Productions furthers and challenges audiences with MilkMilkLemonade by Joshua Conkel. The production runs June 30st -July 9th at the Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118. (more...)

Nathan Lane Coming Back to Broadway in THE NANCE; Jack O'Brien to Direct
by Rialto Chatter - Jun 26, 2012

According to the New York Times, Broadway favorite Nathan Lane will be heading back to Broadway in Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance, a new play about a performer who played the role of the nance in burlesque shows in the early 20th century. Lincoln Center Theater is looking to bring the show to Broadway in spring 2013, with Jack O'Brien attached to direct. (more...)

LYSISTRATA JONES Headed to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

Michael Riedel reports in today's New York Post that the Off-Broadway hit musical LYSISTRATA JONES, which closes on Friday at the Judson Memorial Church is hoping to move to Broadway (with a search led by General Manager Alan Wasser) in the fall with a budget between $6-7 million at a small house, ideally the Broadhurst or the Walter Kerr. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone Win 'Best Book of a Musical'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

MilkMilkLemonade Comes To Boston June 30-July 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2011

Heart & Dagger Productions furthers and challenges audiences with MilkMilkLemonade by Joshua Conkel. The production runs June 30st -July 9th at the Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118. (more...)

Happy Medium Presents Boulevard of Broken Dreams 8/12-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2011

Happy Medium Theatre, Inc. (HMT) presents Boulevard of Broken Dreams, written and directed by Lesley Anne Moreau. (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More to Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, 2/14-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

Jenni Barber, Andrea Burns and Cady Huffman Join THE NANCE; Casting Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jenni Barber, Andrča Burns and Cady Huffman will join Nathan Lane, Jonny Orsini and Lewis J. Stadlen in its upcoming production of THE NANCE, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane to be directed by Jack O'Brien. The production will begin previews on Thursday, March 21 and open on Monday, April 15 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45 Street). (more...)

LUCKY GUY Box Office Opens Tomorrow, Jan 25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

The Broadhurst Theatre box office opens tomorrow, Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM for LUCKY GUY, starring two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, in the final work by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe. The Broadhurst Theatre is located at 235 West 44th Street. The production will play a strictly limited engagement. Opening night is Monday, April 1. Previews begin Friday, March 1. (more...)

Jonny Orsini and Lewis J. Stadlen Join Nathan Lane in Broadway's THE NANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jonny Orsini and Lewis J. Stadlen will join two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane in its upcoming production of THE NANCE, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane to be directed by Jack O'Brien. The production will begin previews on Thursday, March 21 and open on Monday, April 15 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45 Street). Additional casting for THE NANCE will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Laura Osnes Leads Broadway-Bound CINDERELLA Reading this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Laura Osnes is starring as Cinderella in the Mark Brokaw-helmed new Broadway-bound production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA. The musical is being produced by Robyn Goodman and Aged in Wood Productions. The reading began yesterday, January 12 and runs through the end of next week. No announcements for Broadway casting have been made and an Osnes spokesperson could not confirm her participation beyond the reading. (more...)

Mark Brokaw to Helm Broadway's CINDERELLA in 2012-2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2012

Mark Brokaw will direct the new, first-ever Broadway-bound production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, it has been announced by Robyn Goodman, who will produce the musical along with Aged in Wood Productions. (more...)

It's Official: Douglas Carter Beane Joins SISTER ACT Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment have announced that Tony and Olivier award nominee Douglas Carter Beane will provide additional book material to the upcoming musical SISTER ACT, working alongside Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning book-writers Cheri and Bill Steinkellner. Previews begin March 24 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway); opening night is April 20. (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running tonight, February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Little Dog Laughed Plays The Bickford Thru 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

The Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, opened its New Jersey Premiere production of The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane on Friday, January 21. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kerry Butler, Andrew Rannells & More Honor Douglas Carter Bean and Lewis Flinn at Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Benefit
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 6, 2011

Transport Group,'s 2011 Gimme A Break! benefit honored playwright Douglas Carter Beane and composer/lyricist Lewis Flinn last night, December 5 at the Asia Society and Museum. Gimme A Break! began with a cocktail reception followed by a performance featuring Broadway stars sharing their 'big break' experiences through stories and songs. Beane and Flinn received the Transporting American Theatre Award for their outstanding contributions to American theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage of the event below! (more...)

Transport Group Presents GIMME A BREAK! Honoring Douglas Carter Beane
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2011

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2011 Gimme A Break! benefit will honor playwright Douglas Carter Beane and composer/lyricist Lewis Flinn on Monday, December 5 at 6:30pm, at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Betsy Wolfe Make Met Debuts in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met tonight, December 31, with two Broadway stars appearing. (more...)

The Met to Open DIE FLEDERMAUS on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met on December 31. Jeremy Sams, writer and creator of the Met's Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, makes his company debut as director with the new staging, which is set in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century. Sams also contributes new lyrics for Strauss's work, which will be performed entirely in English; Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane makes his Met debut with new dialogue. Adam Fischer conducts a cast of rising opera stars and Broadway performers. The cast is led by Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman as the unhappily married Rosalinde and Eisenstein; Jane Archibald as Rosalinde's feisty maid, Adele; Anthony Roth Costanzo as Prince Orlofsky; Michael Fabiano as Rosalinde's former lover, Alfred; Paulo Szot as the bumbling Dr. Falke; and Patrick Carfizzi as the prison superintendent, Frank. Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Betsy Wolfe make Met debuts as the drunken jailer, Frosch, and Adele's sister, Ida. Robert Jones is set and costume designer for the production, with lighting design by Jennifer Schriever and choreography by Stephen Mear in their Met debuts. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Betsy Wolfe to Make Met Debuts in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Opening on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met on December 31. Jeremy Sams, writer and creator of the Met's Baroque pasticheThe Enchanted Island, makes his company debut as director with the new staging, which is set in Vienna at the turn of the 20thcentury. Sams also contributes new lyrics for Strauss's work, which will be performed entirely in English; Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane makes his Met debut with new dialogue. Adam Fischer conducts a cast of rising opera stars and Broadway performers. The cast is led by Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman as the unhappily married Rosalinde and Eisenstein; Jane Archibald as Rosalinde's feisty maid, Adele; Anthony Roth Costanzo as Prince Orlofsky; Michael Fabiano as Rosalinde's former lover, Alfred; Paulo Szot as the bumbling Dr. Falke; and Patrick Carfizzi as the prison superintendent, Frank. Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Betsy Wolfe make Met debuts as the drunken jailer, Frosch, and Adele's sister, Ida. Robert Jones is set and costume designer for the production, with lighting design by Jennifer Schriever and choreography by Stephen Mear in their Met debuts. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Nathan Lane Headed Back to Broadway in NANCE?
by Rialto Chatter - Dec 2, 2011

Playwright Douglas Carter Beane, represented on Broadway currently by both SISTER ACT and LYSISTRATA JONES tells the Associated Press today about his upcoming projects, and noted that 'In the pipeline for the next Broadway season is a play - 'The Nance' with Nathan Lane - and another, still hush-hush musical.' (more...)

Christopher McDonald, Peter Gerety, Peter Scolari and More Join Tom Hanks in LUCKY GUY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Additional casting has been announced for LUCKY GUY on Broadway. The production stars two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, in a new play by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Transport Group Presents GIMME A BREAK! Honoring Douglas Carter Beane
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2011

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2011 Gimme A Break! benefit will honor playwright Douglas Carter Beane and composer/lyricist Lewis Flinn on Monday, December 5 at 6:30pm, at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. (more...)

Happy Medium Presents Boulevard of Broken Dreams 8/12-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2011

Happy Medium Theatre, Inc. (HMT) presents Boulevard of Broken Dreams, written and directed by Lesley Anne Moreau. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents XANADU, 5/11-6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

Beginning May 11, SpeakEasy Stage presents the Boston Premiere of the hit Broadway musical comedy XANADU. This acclaimed show will be the company's 100th production and opens May 11. (more...)

Aguilar, Boren Lead Cast Of LYSISTRATA JONES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

Transport Group Theatre Company, the winner of a special Drama Desk Award and two OBIE Awards, has announced casting and dates for the New York premiere of Lysistrata Jones, a new musical with a book by Douglas Carter Beane; music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn; directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges. (more...)

Amphibian's MR. & MRS. FITCH to Star Bradley Campbell, Meg MacCary, 4/12-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced casting for its first main stage production of the year, Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, written by Douglas Carter Beane. Krista Scott directs Bradley Campbell and Meg MacCary in this comedy running April 12-29 at The Hardy and Betty Sanders Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. (more...)

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