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See the First Performance of TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway for 20 Bucks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that tickets for the first performance of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick…BOOM!  on Tuesday October 4th will be only $19.90 for all seats in honor of the year Tick, Tick…BOOM! was first workshopped Off-Off-Broadway (September 1990), as well as the year the musical takes place.  (more...)

Roundabout's THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Album Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Ghostlight Records releases the cast album of the critically-acclaimed musical revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM from Roundabout Theatre Company today, September 9, 2016. (more...)

BAD JEWS to Launch 2016-17 at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Black Box Studios presents the first fully­produced show of the 2016­-17 season, Black Box Studios' inaugural season of professional theatre: a new production of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon (B'way 2016-­17 season: Significant Other), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's Artistic Director, Matt Okin. (more...)

MURDER BALLAD Gets Steamy West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 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...)

Reading of John Minigan's BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE Stars J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Tony Nominee J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh will star in a staged reading of  BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE, by John Minigan. This Elliot Norton Award for Best New Play nomated work will be directed by Thomas Caruso. (more...)

Mixed Blood Theatre Kicks Off 2016/2017 Season With Subversive Comedy BARBECUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the traditional family comedy on its head, forcing hilarious and uneasy revelations about the assumptions we make about poverty, race and social class. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Presents its 2nd annual Week-Long Education Program, CHERRY LANE SCHOOL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) will present its second annual week-long education program, CHERRY LANE SCHOOL - featuring panel discussions and workshop sessions with leading figures in the professional theatre - from October 24 to 28 at Cherry Lane Theatre.  (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Now on Spotify; Concerts Set for NYC, LA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

Mixed Blood Theatre Kicks Off 2016/2017 Season With Subversive Comedy BARBECUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the traditional family comedy on its head, forcing hilarious and uneasy revelations about the assumptions we make about poverty, race and social class. (more...)

Cloud City Presents IN A SEA OF FACES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

IN A SEA OF FACES: A New Folk Opera by Jahn Sood will be presented at Cloud City, an alternative arts space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 85 N. 1st St, running September 15-22, 2016. The piece is made up of folk songs and movement and is a celebration of oral tradition, family and life near the ocean. (more...)

RED EYE OF LOVE Cast Album Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Brad Oscar & Josh Grisetti Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Ghostlight Records releases the cast album of the new musical comedy RED EYE OF LOVE today, September 16, 2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: Hannah Seewald - Interview With Ayodele Casel: A Shuffle Ball GAME-Changer
by Guest Blogger: Hannah Seewald - Sep 16, 2016

Who comes to mind when I think of a talented, intelligent and influential person? Ayodele Casel. This powerhouse tap dancer, actor and teacher has broken boundaries and shown how an interest can help you discover a talent and even transform into a lifestyle and career. (more...)

Emily Kron and Steven Mooney to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The cast of Little Shop of Horrors has arrived to Playhouse on Park! (more...)

MARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE's George Salazar Completes Cast of TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that George Salazar, seen on Broadway in Godspell and off-Broadway in Here Lies Love, will complete the cast of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's Next 'Without Walls' Production Will Be THE BITTER GAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the latest presentation in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series: The Bitter Game, a reprise of the acclaimed 2015 WoW Festival theatre piece, created, written and performed by UC San Diego M.F.A. graduate Keith A. Wallace, co-created and directed by UC San Diego Theatre & Dance faculty member Deborah Stein. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Cast Recording in Stores Today from Ghostlight Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - today Friday, October 7 with physical copies available online and in stores. (more...)

TICK, TICK... BOOM! Explodes Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

George Salazar, Nick Blaemire and Ciara Renee star in Keen Company's production of Tick, Tick...BOOM!, a thrilling work by the late, great Jonathan Larson. Performances begin tonight, October 4, Off-Broadway. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's Next 'Without Walls' Production Will Be THE BITTER GAME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the latest presentation in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series: The Bitter Game, a reprise of the acclaimed 2015 WoW Festival theatre piece, created, written and performed by UC San Diego M.F.A. graduate Keith A. Wallace, co-created and directed by UC San Diego Theatre & Dance faculty member Deborah Stein. (more...)

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...)

Luminous New Play ORANGE Marks Aditi Brennan Kapil's Seventh World Premiere at Mixed Blood
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

On the eve of a family wedding Leela, a young woman on the autism spectrum, sneaks off with her cousin on a joyride though Orange County. ORANGE chronicles Leela's adventures over the course of one ill planned night full of detours, thrilling heights, mythic encounters, a nine-year-old villain, and the search for a perfect orange. A soulful and hilarious exploration of youth, fearlessness, family, and difference, ORANGE navigates the cusp between childhood and adulthood. (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...)

Launch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre Women
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 31, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women has launched a chapter in Connecticut. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Emily Kron and Steven Mooney to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The cast of Little Shop of Horrors has arrived to Playhouse on Park! (more...)

Design-Focused in 1: the podcast Welcomes HAMILTON, GREASE LIVE!'s David Korins
by in 1: the podcast - Aug 22, 2016

We interrupt your August to get you in the room with the guy who created the Room Where it Happens...it's 'Hamilton' Set Designer David Korins! David and Cory chat about the evolution of his Tony nominated set for the cultural phenomenon and the myriad of ideas, inspirations, and evolutions that led up to the set we see today. (more...)

Ciara Renee Boards TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway; Show Changes Venues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that the upcoming revival of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! will be staged at the larger Acorn Theater at Theater Row in order to accommodate the overwhelming demand. (more...)

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