FOR HER AS A PIANO Makes World Premiere at Pegasus Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the world premiere drama FOR HER AS A PIANO by Nambi E. Kelley, playwright of the critically acclaimed 2014 hit Native Son, featuring music by Jaret Landon and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan. Produced in association with Goodman Theatre and Chicago Dramatists, FOR HER AS A PIANO will play tonight, September 30 - November 1, 2015 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Public Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater tonight, September 29, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

FOR HER AS A PIANO Premiere to Launch Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago just announced its 2015-16 season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere drama FOR HER AS A PIANO by Nambi E. Kelley, playwright of the critically acclaimed 2014 hit Native Son. (more...)

Antaeus Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Antaeus Theatre Company, currently preparing to transition from its current space in NoHo to its new home in Glendale, has announced five fully partner-cast productions for 2016-17: (more...)

South Jersey Jazz Society to Present Paul Jost's SPRINGSTEEN REIMAGINED, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

On Today, September 18th, the South Jersey Jazz Society presents Paul Jost's "Springsteen Reimagined" concert at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, in Somers Point, NJ. (more...)

Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, for Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

The Public Theater announced a final extension today for the new American play ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, November 8. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 15 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE began previews on September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening tonight, October 8. (more...)

The Hypocrites, Paramount Earn Top Honors at 47th Jeff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Two theatres in their first year of Equity eligibility received the most awards at the gala 47th Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, October 5, which celebrated a season of outstanding productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pegasus Theatre Chicago's FOR HER AS A PIANO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the world premiere drama FOR HER AS A PIANO by Nambi E. Kelley, playwright of the critically acclaimed 2014 hit Native Son, featuring music by Jaret Landon and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan. Produced in association with Goodman Theatre and Chicago Dramatists, FOR HER AS A PIANO runs now through November 1, 2015 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stacey Sargeant Will Join ECLIPSED at the Public Before Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Stacey Sargeant will join the cast of ECLIPSED as "Helena" beginning Tuesday, November 3. (more...)

Public Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience opens at The Public Theater tonight, October 14, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29. (more...)

Experience History in West Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

West Michigan - West Michigan is full of rich, vibrant history, and many opportunities to get out and experience it. Experiencing history, rather than simply reading it out of a textbook, provides a far richer understanding of the people, places, and experiences of the area. We've collected some of our favorite ways for you to experience the varied history of the region, from living history parks to visiting the seat of Michigan's only monarchy to tasting ice cream from a 120 year old company. (more...)

Harry Connick Jr. Headlines Loyola University New Orleans' Commencement 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Legendary entertainer Harry Connick Jr. addressed graduates of Loyola University New Orleans at Loyola's Commencement 2016, held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (more...)

William Inge Center to Welcome Four Playwrights for Summer 2015 'Playwright Discovery' Program
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The William Inge Center for the Arts has enlisted four (4) very talented and accomplished playwrights from across the country, to be in residence for two weeks each, beginning June 8th, through the end of July. (more...)

Court Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Court Theatre announces its 62nd season under the continuing leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert. (more...)

A DOLL'S HOUSE Completes Huntington's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, announces that playwright Bryony Lavery's acclaimed adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House will complete its 2016-2017 Season. The adaptation of this iconic classic will be directed by Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish), and the play joins the previously announced six titles in the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Center Stage Announces 2016-17 Season - LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, THE WHITE SNAKE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Center Stage announces a 2016/17 homecoming season featuring four mainstage shows and a return to its Baltimore building after a year-long $28 million renovation. Season highlights include a world-premiere adaptation and Center Stage commission of Toni Morrison's Jazz directed by Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, two Baltimore premieres and the grand opening of the new building. (more...)

Jeezy to Perform at Fox Theatre, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Multi-platinum rapper Jeezy, returns to the Fox Theatre with special guests Young Dolph and OT Genasis on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Artists Lounge Live to Present ELVIS MY WAY with Brandon Bennett, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Artists Lounge Live presents ELVIS MY WAY starring Brandon Bennett, who appeared in Chicago's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for one night only on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 3pm at Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE. 9th St, Ocala, FL 34470. (more...)

Puccini's LA BOHEME Screens Tonight as Dallas Opera's 10th Public Simulcast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our founding sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's fourth stadium simulcast -- and the tenth free Dallas Opera simulcast since 2010 -- scheduled to take place tonight, March 21, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX (home of the Dallas Cowboys). (more...)

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, RIPCORD & More Set for Huntington's 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2014 and 2013, announces its 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Trezana Beverley's MABEL MADNESS Extends at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Urban Stages will extend its critically acclaimed World Premiere of Mabel Madness written and performed by Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverley (For Colored Girls...) tells the dramatic story with music about the life of the famous cabaret chanteuse, Mabel Mercer. Co-directed by Frances Hill and Peter Napolitano with musical direction by Tuffus Zimbabwe, Mabel Madness began performances on February 19 and was originally set to end its run on March 20, will now play Wednesday nights at 7PM and Sundays at 3PM & 7PM through April 10, 2016. Tickets are $40 and are available at www.urbanstages.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111. (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, West Coast Premieres & More Set for Marin Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Michael Barker are thrilled to announce the 50th anniversary season for the North Bay's leading non-profit professional theatre. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Adds 6/21 Performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

STAGES St. Louis celebrates its 100th production with Smokey Joe's Cafe, from the legendary rock and roll songwriting team, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The show will run through June 28 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Due to an unprecedented advance in sales, STAGES has added a performance to the original schedule on Sunday, June 21st at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Academy Award-nominated Actor Djimon Hounsou named Orbis Africa Continental Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

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People's Light to Close Out 40th Season with STELLA & LOU, 7/15-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

People's Light presents Bruce Graham's Stella and Lou running July 15 through August 23, 2015. Associate Artistic Director Pete Pryor directs. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.  For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. (more...)

THE KILROYS Reveal 2015's 'THE LIST'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Following a record-breaking year of success for female and trans* playwrights, LA-based playwright/producer collective THE KILROYS has released its second annual LIST of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

Summer Olympics-Themed WORLDTOWN FESTIVAL to Return to Philly
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

There are very few full-bodied entertainment experiences more electric than a raucous, wondrous Worldtown SoundSystemstage show rife with the robust musicianship, sizzling vocals and infectious global rhythms that have made the Philadelphia dance music collective a city favorite. The ultimate Worldtown SoundSystem live experience returns to the City of Brotherly Love in its grandest edition yet this summer, with theWORLDTOWN FESTIVAL: OLYMPIC EDITION, a FREE, all-day extravaganza, designed to celebrate and coincide with the opening weekend of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. (more...)

JOHN and More Slated for Stray Cat Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Stray Cat Theatre unleashes its 2016-2017 Season! (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Extends Chicago Run Into 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, has been extended through January 17, 2016.  With over 2,000 performances and nearly 7 smash years in Chicago, the Tony Award-winning rock 'n' roll musical holds the record for the longest-running Broadway musical in Chicago.  A new block of tickets, for performance from September 30, 2015-January 17, 2016 will go on sale on Friday, July 17, 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EVAN STERN & STEVE ROSS Are Utterly Charming at The Player's Club In Examining Southern Influence On the Songs of Johnny Mercer
by Alix Cohen - Jul 1, 2015

Monday night at the upstairs library at The Player's Club, young actor/vocalist Evan Stern collaborated with one of cabaret's treasures, the veteran pianist/arranger/vocalist Steve Ross on a show illuminating the influence of a southern upbringing on the work of iconic songwriter and Savannah, Georgia native Johnny Mercer. The piece was beautifully put together with Stern's intermittent repartee (never dropping a musical stitch), reflecting his skills as an actor as well as a writer. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

? Trinity Rep continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the novel by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel and a special limited run presentation of companion piece Blues for Mister Charlie, by James Baldwin. Both productions are directed by Brian McEleney and feature the same cast. The productions will be performed in limited rotating repertory. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/29/2016 - GREASE: LIVE! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 29, 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: Broadway gets a new Javert, and GREASE: LIVE airs Sunday night on FOX! (more...)

Maroon 5's PJ Morton Introduces Sister Act JCKSN AVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Maroon 5's PJ Morton is on a mission to influence the urban musical landscape with inspiring new music such as the velvet-smooth sounds of the captivating Urban Pop sister act Jcksn Ave. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre Company's DEAD ACCOUNTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2016

"Dead Accounts," Theresa Rebeck's darkly comic take on the chasm that divides Americans in the Midwest from their countrymen living in New York, will be the second play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on January 14 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through January 31. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Playwright Richard Wesley to Sign New Anthology at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will host playwright Richard Wesley, who will be discussing and signing his new anthology on Thursday, February 18th at 6:00pm.  (more...)

Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Continue with DEAD ACCOUNTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

?"Dead Accounts," Theresa Rebeck's darkly comic take on the chasm that divides Americans in the Midwest from their countrymen living in New York, will be the second play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on January 14 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through January 31.   (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Barry Ivker Releases DEAR SAMUEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

From the same author that graced the literary world with gems as the 'Jewish Reel', 'Promise Land,' 'Sonata in F# Minor' and 'Out of the Depths' comes yet another work of extraordinary appeal. Barry Ivker returns to the literary scene with 'Dear Samuel' (published by Xlibris), a novel written in epistolary style that candidly explores how a man's past undermines his sense of self. (more...)

South Jersey Jazz Society to Present Paul Jost's SPRINGSTEEN REIMAGINED, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

On Friday, September 18th, the South Jersey Jazz Society presents Paul Jost's "Springsteen Reimagined" concert at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, in Somers Point, NJ. (more...)

THE RAINMAKER, 'WONDERFUL LIFE', 'RIPPED' and More Set for American Blues Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside is proud to announce American Blues Theater's 2015 -- 2016 30th Anniversary Season, "Seeing is Believing." All main stage performances take place at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

FOR HER AS A PIANO Premiere to Launch Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago just announced its 2015-16 season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere drama FOR HER AS A PIANO by Nambi E. Kelley, playwright of the critically acclaimed 2014 hit Native Son. (more...)

FOR HER AS A PIANO to Make World Premiere at Pegasus Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the world premiere drama FOR HER AS A PIANO by Nambi E. Kelley, playwright of the critically acclaimed 2014 hit Native Son, featuring music by Jaret Landon and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan. Produced in association with Goodman Theatre and Chicago Dramatists, FOR HER AS A PIANO will play September 30 - November 1, 2015 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and runs through Sunday, November 8, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Becky Ann Baker to Lead Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE begins previews on Tuesday, September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 8. (more...)

BWW Previews: World Premiere of AUTUMN at Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 3, 2015

'Autumn' a World Premiere drama by Richard Wesley will be onstage at Crossroads Theatre Company from April 23rd through May 3rd. (more...)

Bet on Bernie Contribution Pledge Campaign Enters Cyberspace for Bernie Sanders Supporters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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NYC Parks Cuts Ribbon on Imagination Playground at Betsy Head Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined City Council Member Darlene Mealy, Founder and President of Rockwell Group David Rockwell, administrators and 5th grade students from P.S./I.S. 323, and local community members to cut the ribbon on Imagination Playground at Betsy Head Park in Brownsville. This is the first permanent Imagination Playground play space in Brooklyn and only the second to be built worldwide, with the first at Burling Slip in Manhattan. The space inspires kids' imaginations through fantasy and cooperative play. (more...)

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