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Paula Vogel's INDECENT Finds Broadway Home, Locks in Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), this spring. (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Gets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's FALSETTOS Revival to Hit the Studio for First-Ever Full-Fledged Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records will preserve the Lincoln Center Theater production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical with a new Broadway cast recording to be released later this season. The new two disc-set will mark the first time the landmark show has been recorded in its entirety. (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Lilli Cooper to Join TICK, TICK... BOOM! in Extended Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that tickets are now on sale for four more weeks, through December 18th, for Keen's acclaimed new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! Ciara Renee will play her final performance on November 20th. Beginning November 22nd, Lilli Cooper, seen on Broadway in Spring Awakening and Wicked, will take over the role of Susan. (more...)

Official: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Will Open on Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway this spring. (more...)

BWW Review: Dark Gritty Infidelity in Sidecountry's MURDER BALLAD
by Jay Irwin - Oct 24, 2016

Sometimes some of the best shows out there are the cult followed ones, the ones that are really only known by niche groups or musical theater nerds. While mainstream audiences may go to shows about green girls or founding fathers, there are other audiences who travel off the beaten path to see shows Off-Broadway (or even Off-Off=Broadway) but those shows don't always get a life after their Off-Broadway Runs. Such a show could be the successful but short lived show "Murder Ballad". Luckily there are companies such as Sidecountry Theatre who take on these gems regionally the same way they tackled the brilliant "Passing Strange" a little while ago. And they tackle them with not only talent but also the obvious love and respect for a piece that deserves a wider audience. (more...)

TICK, TICK... BOOM! Opens with a Bang Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Keen Company's production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! opens tonight, October 20. (more...)

MURDER BALLAD Gets Steamy West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Sidecountry Theatre (SCT) is excited to present the West Coast premiere of Murder Ballad.  Murder Ballad is Sidecountry Theatre's (SCT) second production, following 2014's acclaimed and popular Passing Strange which was presented as part of ACT's Central Heating Lab program (now ACTLab). (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Teams with NYPL for AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE Talk
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience and The New York Public Library mark the close of 2016 - the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death - with a free public conversation on Shakespeare's pervasive and perennial role in American culture. (more...)

Crowded Outlet Announces New York Premiere of Marisa Michelson's Marigold Chor Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Crowded Outlet, is proud to announce the New York premiere of Marisa Michelson's Marigold Chor Ensemble. Assembled by Michelson (Jonathan Larson Award Grant winner, Tamar of the River) and featuring many multi-hyphenate artistic creators, the experiment will be performed Sunday, October 16th at 5pm at Judson Memorial Church. Tickets are invitation-only. (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Encore 'CLOSE TO YOU' Album Shows at Joe's Pub This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to Joe's Pub at The Public for two solo concerts by popular demand on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM.  (more...)

Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE WIZ at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its upcoming revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell, playing March 5 - April 16, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald Bring NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG at the Contemporary Art Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce Notes of a Native Song, a musical collaboration by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, will be presented December 9-10, 2016 in the CAC's Freeport-McMoRan Theater at 7:30pm. A genre-melding, blues-rock song cycle, the performance celebrates James Baldwin, a leading African American writer and activist of the mid-20th century, whose work explored the inherent complexities of Western racial, sexual, and class distinctions. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Celebrates Release in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Merger Alert - Obsidian Theater and SRO Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Award-winning Obsidian Theater, known for producing bold, diverse plays, will merge with SRO Productions, an award-winning producer of fearless musicals. (more...)

Ciara Renee and Jodie Jacobs Lead Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Cast includes Ciara Renee (Pippin and Big Fish, Broadway), Jodie Jacobs (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, We Will Rock You, Dominion), Bleu Woodward (Oh! What A Lovely War, Stratford East) and Bjorg Gamst (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone). (more...)

Pre-Order Alan Menken and David Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Recording Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

As previously announced, Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. The album is now available for digital pre-order today, Friday, November 11. (more...)

Geva Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

???????Geva Theatre Center presents The Lake Effect, Rajiv Joseph's play about family, friendship and food. The Lake Effect will be performed in the Fielding Stage from February 2 to February 19. (more...)

How is HAMILTON Revenue Helping the Public Theater? Oskar Eustis Explains
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

In a recent interview with News Chief, Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis explains that he has a different economic philosophy from the Public's founder Joe Papp. The non-profit has a 10% stake in mega-hit Hamilton, though only a small portion goes into the theatre's operating budget. Noting that the Hamilton revenue 'won't be around forever,' he explains that only $250,000 goes into the Public's operating budget an the rest is placed in cash reserves for 'artistic programs, acquisition of space, raising payments for artists.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: FALSETTOS Sings Out at CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 28, 2017

Ghostlight Records and the cast of Broadway's FALSETTOS celebrated the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical - based on the Lincoln Center Theater production - with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Friday, January 27 at 7:00 PM. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Christian Borle Will Appear at FALSETTOS CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Christian Borle will now join Ghostlight Records to celebrate the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS - based on the Lincoln Center Theater production - with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble tomorrow, Friday, January 27 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

McCarter Announces Partnership with the 2017 Princeton and Slavery Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce its participation in a new partnership with Princeton University, commissioning seven professional playwrights to write short plays to be presented with the 2017 launch of the Princeton and Slavery Project. (more...)

1100 Students Will Gather for 49th Annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Western Connecticut State University will host 1,100 students and faculty from colleges and universities in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts at the Region One festival of the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), January 31-February 4, 2017. This is the fourth of eight weekly celebrations of excellence and achievement of theater in higher education. Individual participants and full-scale productions are eligible for awards recognizing excellence in the art and craft of theater. Individual awardees and representatives from selected productions will be brought to Washington, D.C., for an expenses-paid trip to the national festival, April 18-22, 2017 at the Kennedy Center. A comprehensive listing of awardees will be announced in mid-March 2017. (more...)

Special Concert Benefiting Derek Whitener To Be Held at Theatre Three
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Theatre Three will host a special, one-night-only benefit concert to raise money to offset medical expenses for local theatre artist Derek Whitener. The concert will take place on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 7:30 PM on Theatre Three's Norma Young Arena Stage. Tickets are free, but a cash donation is suggested. All donations will go directly to Derek Whitener and his family to pay for medical expenses and loss of income. Theatre Three is located in The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh Street, Suite 168, Dallas, TX 75201. (more...)

Theatre Three Presents Regional Premiere of PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A fresh and exciting 2008 Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew, Passing Strange embarks on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. The musical tells the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for 'the real' through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Infectious, exhilarating, deeply spiritual and emotional, audiences will never forget Passing Strange! (more...)

Photo Flash: Obsidian Theater Presents PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

A young black man leaves his California home to find his art and what is real in Europe. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

It's Opening Night for PASSING STRANGE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Obsidian Theater (The Motherf***** With the Hat) in association with SRO Productions (Green Day's American Idiot) will open the Tony and Drama Desk award-winning Broadway rock musical Passing Strange TONIGHT at Obsidian Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECT at Geva Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents The Lake Effect, Rajiv Joseph's play about family, friendship and food. The Lake Effect will be performed in the Fielding Stage now through February 19, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Three presents PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A fresh and exciting 2008 Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew, Passing Strange embarks on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. The musical tells the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for 'the real' through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Infectious, exhilarating, deeply spiritual and emotional, audiences will never forget Passing Strange! (more...)

PRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt will celebrate the recent release of the PRETTY FILTHY original cast recording with an unforgettable evening of this groundbreaking show about the "Other Hollywood" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

POLYPHONE Festival to Return to University of the Arts This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the lineup for year three of Polyphone, a 'festival of the emerging musical' at UArts in Philadelphia. (more...)

Live Arts Bard Presents WE'RE WATCHING, An Exhibition Of New Performance Works About Surveillance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Live Arts Bard (LAB), the residency and commissioning program of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, is pleased to present WE'RE WATCHING, the first major survey of performances by contemporary American artists exploring surveillance and its impact on our identities. (more...)

Heartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

Kyle Riabko Returns to Joe's Pub This Week with CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

As previously announced, Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC for two solo concerts by popular demand on today, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM.  (more...)

The Musical Stage Company Celebrates New Name; FUN HOME Canadian Premiere Headlines 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

With great pride and excitement today, Acting Up Stage Company makes a series of major announcements about a significant expansion, along with a robust 14th season, new musical development initiatives, major producing partnerships, and a brand new name and vision. (more...)

Toronto of FUN HOME Slated for 2017-18 Off-Mirvish Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

David Mirvish will welcome the Musical Stage Company to the Off-Mirvish Season with its production of the multi-award-winning musical FUN HOME as part of the 2017-18 Off-Mirvish Season. The show will play the Panasonic Theatre beginning April 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Obsidian Theatre's PASSING STRANGE Rocks the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Obsidian Theater in association with SRO Productions will stage the Tony and Drama Desk award-winning Broadway rock musical Passing Strange for 14 performances  - February 9 though March 4.   Written by Stew and with music by Heidi Rodewald and Stew, Passing Strange is a comedy-drama rock musical about a young black man's journey of self-discovery about family, cultures, spirituality, love, drugs, sex and music. (more...)

Kokandy Productions to Ease on Down the Road with THE WIZ Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Kokandy Productions will launch its fifth anniversary season with a revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, with book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown, music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell.  (more...)

BoHo Announces Directors for 2017 Season, Featuring URINETOWN and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

BoHo Theatre is excited to announce directors for its upcoming 2017 season. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. (more...)

FUN HOME's Joel Perez to Lead Workshop of Ned Massey's New Musical THE BATTLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Battles Musical, LLC will present the world premiere of Ned Massey's (Four Messages) Battles in a workshop production, January 27 - February 4 at Gym at Judson (243 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012). (more...)

Preview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The producers of Indecent - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Broadway's HOLIDAY INN Headed to the Recording Studio This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Universal Stage Productions, the live theatre division of the world famous movie studio, has announced that Ghostlight Records will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL on January 8 & 9, 2017. (more...)

Obsidian Theater to Open 2017 Season with PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

Theater in association with SRO Productions will stage the Tony and Drama Desk Award winning Broadway musical Passing Strange for 14 performances at Theater - Feb 9 though March 4. Written by Stew and with music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, Passing Strange is a comedy-drama rock musical about a young black man's journey of self-discovery about family, cultures, spirituality, love, drugs, sex and music. (more...)

FALSETTOS Brings Fans an Early Holiday Treat with Surprise Cast Album Release on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that the 2016 Broadway Cast Recording of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS – based on the Lincoln Center Theater production – will have a U.S. digital release today, Friday, December 16, 2016. (more...)

INDECENT General Public Seats on Sale Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The producers of INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18.   (more...)

Jeffrey Schmidt Named Artistic Director at Theatre Three
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

A six-month national search conducted by the Board of Directors of Theatre Three has resulted in the naming of Dallas-based director-designer-actor Jeffrey Schmidt as the theatre-in-the-round's new artistic director. Schmidt will assume the position on January 1, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMA D's Christmas Stocking Returns for Holiday-Themed, Burlesque-Inspired fun at Playhouse on Park!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

We are the bow tied around your brightly wrapped present, the gleaming star atop your tannenbaum, the high note in your Jingle Bell Rock, and the surprise at the very bottom of your stocking. We are MAMA D'S Christmas Stocking, a celebration of all things sexy and bawdy in an evening of music, dance and comedy. Shows begin December 9 and run on selected dates to December 30. (more...)

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