Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host 'Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production,' 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production, on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00am - 5:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. The workshop is one of a series of TRU BEGINNINGS workshops, opportunities for early development of new work. For more details and to download an application, please visit http://truonline.org/events/practical-playwriting/ (more...)

Ethan Paulini to Bring New Musical Revue I'D LIKE TO THANK... to Cape Cod This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Ethan Paulini will return to Cape Cod to appear in an original musical revue I'd Like to Thank... at the Cape Cod Theatre Company home of the HJT on July 1 and 2 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Preach On Black Music For White Audiences in THE TOTAL BENT
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2016

Vondie Curtis Hall and Ato Blankson-Wood play father and son singers swimming through the mainstream. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT Opens at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Public Theater presents THE TOTAL BENT, with text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, now through through Sunday, June 19. The production officially opened last night, Wednesday, May 25. Check out photos from the opening below! (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Present A CHORUS LINE, 6/17-7/31
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

 Tickets are already selling fast for A Chorus Line, Playhouse on Park's final mainstage show of season seven! Opening night is Friday, June 17 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception beforehand. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Public Theater presents THE TOTAL BENT, with text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, now through through Sunday, June 19. The production officially opens on Wednesday, May 25. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Will Hit the Studio This June to Record Cast Album!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced that Ghostlight Records (Kurt Deutsch, CoFounder & Album Producer; Lawrence Manchester, Album Co-Producer) will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed, Lortel Award-winning revival of The Robber Bridegroom on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. For more information and to sign-up for updates, visit sh-k-boom.com/robber-bridegroom. The Robber Bridegroom is currently playing a limited engagement through May 29, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theater. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS, NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG & More Set for Wilma Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Wilma Theater has announced a combination of produced and presented works that comprise the five productions of the upcoming 2016/17 Season. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that THE TOTAL BENT will extend one week through Sunday, June 19. 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 today, Tuesday, May 10 with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces Projects for Theatre Lab in MENA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the eight new projects selected for its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, held in Morocco, May 2016. The Lab is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists, which include a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), broadening the work of its East African Theatre Exchange over the past 15 years. For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation. (more...)

Broadway's Rebecca Naomi Jones Books Recurring Role on FX's SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Rebecca Naomi Jones is keeping her HEDWIG rock rolling. (more...)

Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the cast for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

THE WEDDING SINGER, Two Premieres and More Set for Theatre Three's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Theatre Three unmasked seven productions, plus a curtain raiser, to be produced as part of the 2016-17 "Season of Masquerade" via video announcement on social media platforms at noon today, March 21. (more...)

Len Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

?At the 20th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company will honor local artists Len Cabral and Charlene Carpenzano with Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts alongside previously announced honorees The Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis and Elizabeth Chace. The awards ceremony and celebration will be held at Ochre Court on the Salve Regina University Campus in Newport, RI on May 23, 2016. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

stop/time dance theater Presents Superstition: March 30-April 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Playhouse on Park's resident dance company celebrates its 13th year with Supersition, a singing and dancing extravaganza exploring the world of black cats, lucky pennies, and stepping on sidewalk cracks. Opening night is on Friday, April 1 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception preceding the show. (more...)

Playhouse on Park's stop/time dance theater to Present SUPERSTITION, 3/30-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Playhouse on Park's resident dance company celebrates its 13th year with Supersition, a singing and dancing extravaganza exploring the world of black cats, lucky pennies, and stepping on sidewalk cracks. Opening night is on Friday, April 1 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception preceding the show. (more...)

MY MANANA COMES to Run 4/16-6/26 at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, service workers angle for shifts, pray for tips and cling to dreams of life beyond their daily back-of-house grind. Armando Molina directs the Los Angeles premiere of My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin, opening April 16 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn Host Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Vineyard Theatre presents its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn, tonight, March 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30pm at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Just announced, Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Join Vineyard Theatre Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Vineyard Theatre today announced additions to their 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Sets Full Cast of MACBETH, Starring Conleth Hill & Frances McDormand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Berkeley Rep presents Shakespeare's dark and violent tragedy on the Roda Stage. This classic exploration of the ominous side of ambition tells the story of a couple bound together in their thirst for the Scottish throne. Driven by an evil prophesy and his scheming wife, Macbeth kills the king and claims his crown, thus beginning a moral descent into a reign of terror. (more...)

Crowded Outlet Launches
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

 Crowded Outlet, a new not-for-profit development and producing organization committed to harnessing the creative powers of a variety of artistic voices and theatrical visions, launches in January 2016 with the first event in a planned monthly developmental series called Surge, offering theatre artists a chance to test their new ideas and dawning projects. A full production is also on the horizon, for Spring 2016. (more...)

Central Square Theater to Present Danai Gurira's THE CONVERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Underground Railway Theater are proud to present the Danai Gurira's The Convert January 28 - February 28, 2016. The Convert is directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The press performance is Monday, February 1 at 7:30PM. (more...)

AUDIO: More 'HUNCHBACK' Music! Listen to 'Made of Stone' from the New Album
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2016

Throughout the week, BroadwayWorld has been rolling out some preview tracks from the album, and we have another one today! Below, take a listen to 'Made of Stone.' (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Michael Arden Record 'Out There' from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2016

Beginning today, fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will be able to download four tracks, including the soaring 'Out There,' immediately. Below, watch Michael Arden record the moving number 'Out There' from the production. (more...)

BWW Review: iTheatre Collaborative's PASSING STRANGE Is Phenomenal - Amazing Cast Graces Stew's Music
by Herbert Paine - Feb 8, 2016

iTheatre Collaborative's phenomenal cast delivers a pulsating and moving production of Stew's Passing Strange. Directed by Jeff Kennedy, the show rocks! Phenomenal! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 28, 2016
by - Feb 28, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Original Cast Recording Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE -- written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson -- in digital formats today, February 26. The physical CD will be online and in stores on Frida­­y, April 1. (more...)

Kate Davis & More to Join The Songwriter's Orchestra at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

After a well-received December performance, (Le) Poisson Rouge once again presents The Songwriter's Orchestra on Saturday March 12th at 8pm. (more...)

Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. (more...)

Michael Urie & Ryan Spahn Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala; Sally Field, Bill Pullman & More Join Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy will be hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. Scott Schwartz will direct the evening. Paul Masse will be the music director. (more...)

Black Box Studios to Present PASSING STRANGE, 2/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Black Box Studios presents a benefit concert of the Tony award winning musical Passing Strange, with book by Stew, music and lyrics by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, and created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen. Directed by Matt Okin, with musical direction by Jane Cardona, and Huey Esquire. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Extends Through February 2017 in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Just in time for previews, which start tonight 11 February in the West End, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has announced an extension through 18 February 2017. The Daily Mail revealed this evening that 200,000 new tickets are now on sale. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Gets Into a London Groove Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson) and Sifiso Mazibuko (Marvin Gaye) join Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) in the West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, beginning tonight 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Melissa Errico & More Join Ghostlight's SWEET 16 Lineup at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Grammy Award winning Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records - the premiere force in theater music and cast recordings - have added a slew of new performers to its all-star concert to celebrate the label's landmark "Sweet 16" Birthday on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Crowded Outlet to Present New York Premiere of LONE STAR SPIRITS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Crowded Outlet, a not-for-profit development and producing organization in its inaugural year, is proud to announce the New York premiere of the new comedy LONE STAR SPIRITS.  (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Company Will Record Cast Album Today!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Ghostlight Records (Kurt Deutsch, Co-Founder & Album Producer) will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me on Monday, April 25, 2016. For more information and to sign-up for updates, visit sh-k-boom.com/she-loves-me. She Loves Me is currently playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 through July 10, 2016. (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...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones to Host Musical Theatre Factory's April Salon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present its monthly Factory Salon with guest host Rebecca Naomi Jones, and featuring the work of Justin Levine (Pepper and Sam), Sukari Jones and Ben Krauss, and Julia Jordan and Lisa DeSpain (Storyville) and performances by Jason Gotay (Spiderman, Bring it On) and Sara Kapner (bare the musical). (more...)

HEDWIG's Rebecca Naomi Jones Guests on Comedy Central's INSIDE AMY SCHUMER
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Rebecca Naomi Jones, last seen on Broadway as 'Yitzhak' in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, turned to Twitter today to share that she had a guest spot on the first episode of the all-new season of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Recording to Hit Stores, Online This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the world premiere recording of the acclaimed musical JASPER IN DEADLAND online and in stores on Friday, May 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at L.A. Premiere of MY MANANA COMES at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, service workers angle for shifts, pray for tips and cling to dreams of life beyond their daily back-of-house grind. Armando Molina directs the Los Angeles premiere of My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin, opening April 16 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Michael R. Jackson About A STRANGE LOOP
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Apr 13, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series produced by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Forest Whitaker to Host PERFORMERS4PEACE Concert at 42West; Lesli Margherita, Constantine Maroulis & More to Appear!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Bird, Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building.  (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Bridget Everett and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, April 13-24, 2016. (more...)

Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee & More Set for Sundance Institute's New MENA Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company, dramaturgs and creative advisors participating in its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, including Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee, Deanna Dunagan, Hala Omran and Raeda Taha. The Lab, held in Morocco next month, is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists and will kick off a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation. (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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