The Renegade Company Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: A MUTE PLAY, Now thru 9/22The Renegade Company Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: A MUTE PLAY, Now thru 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Coming off the heels of their sold-out run of Bathtub Moby-Dick last fall and a successful world premiere of Grimms' Juniper Tree, The Renegade Company proudly presents a new work titled The Hunchback of Notre Dame...A Mute Play, conceived and directed by Michael Durkin. (more...)

64E4's FILLER Begins 11/664E4's FILLER Begins 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

64E4 will present the World Premiere of FILLER, a new American play written and directed by William Goulet. Previews begin November 6 at 64E4 Main Stage with opening night slated for November 9. (more...)

Lesley Gore, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Laura Flanigan Sign On For LANCE & THE LADIES at Birdland, 10/20Lesley Gore, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Laura Flanigan Sign On For LANCE & THE LADIES at Birdland, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

LANCE HORNE, the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer, will return to Birdland Jazz Club with a special new show on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series. 'Lance & the Ladies' is a musical party celebrating not only Lance's birthday but his friendships with women and his love of the female voice. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Cast for New England Premiere of IN DARFUR, Running 10/30-11/16WAM Theatre Announces Cast for New England Premiere of IN DARFUR, Running 10/30-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

WAM Theatre's Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the New England premiere of In Darfur, by Winter Miller. A timely, compelling drama, In Darfur will run from October 30 - November 16 at Shakespeare & Company in the Berry Family Studio of the Elayne P. Bernstein Center. (more...)

Molly Pope to Celebrate Birthday with Show at The Duplex, 11/2Molly Pope to Celebrate Birthday with Show at The Duplex, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

It's Molly Pope. It's her birthday. It's a whole thing. Okay? (more...)

WAM Theatre Presents New England Premiere of IN DARFUR, Now thru 11/16WAM Theatre Presents New England Premiere of IN DARFUR, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

WAM Theatre's Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the New England premiere of In Darfur, by Winter Miller. A timely, compelling drama, In Darfur will run from tonight, October 30 - November 16 at Shakespeare & Company in the Berry Family Studio of the Elayne P. Bernstein Center. (more...)

Tracie Thoms, Julia Murney, Liz Callaway & More to Join Lance Horne at Birdland, 10/20Tracie Thoms, Julia Murney, Liz Callaway & More to Join Lance Horne at Birdland, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

LANCE HORNE, the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer, will return to Birdland Jazz Club with a special new show on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series. 'Lance & the Ladies' is a musical party celebrating not only Lance's birthday but his friendships with women and his love of the female voice. (more...)

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK with Lance Horne Set for TonightLIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK with Lance Horne Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK at The Players with LANCE HORNE - the new concert series dedicated to presenting the best music, theater and cabaret stars along with dynamic rising talent - will take place tonight, October 27th at 8:30 PM. (more...)

A.R.T. to Present THE LIGHT PRINCESS, Beginning 12/7A.R.T. to Present THE LIGHT PRINCESS, Beginning 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Following previous season's sold-out holiday hits, The Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, the A.R.T. Institute, in association with the Loeb Drama Center, brings back the enchanting musical, The Light Princess, by Lila Rose Kaplan with music by Mike Pettry, directed by Allegra Libonati, with choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman. Performances will be held at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge from December 7 through January 4, 2015. (more...)

INVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 SeasonINVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Second Stage Theatre has announced two New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 37th season.  The season will kick off in fall 2015 with the New York Premiere production of Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' new musical, INVISIBLE THREAD (previously titled Witness Uganda), in association with American Repertory Theater, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin).  The season will continue in early 2016 with the New York premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's (Stick Fly) critically acclaimed play, SMART PEOPLE, directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun, Stick Fly). Two additional productions remain to be announced.  (more...)

Tony Nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega & Elizabeth A. Davis to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical AMANDINETony Nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega & Elizabeth A. Davis to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical AMANDINE
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

An invitation-only reading of the new musical Amandine, featuring a book and lyrics by Winter Miller and music and lyrics by Lance Horne, will be presented on May 28, directed by Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Markus Potter.  The evening will feature the talents of Tony Award nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) and Elizabeth A. Davis (Once), along with Nick Blaemire (Found), Erin Markey (Erin Markey at Joe's Pub with Kenny Mellman), John Kelly (James Joyce's The Dead), and Romain Fruge (Threepenny Opera). (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Robin De Jesus and More Join Lance Horne in LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK TonightDaphne Rubin-Vega, Robin De Jesus and More Join Lance Horne in LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK at The Players with LANCE HORNE -- the new concert series dedicated to presenting the best music and theater stars along with dynamic rising talent -- will take place tonight, May 14 at 9:00 PM. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tony Winner and AMALUNA Creator Diane Paulus!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tony Winner and AMALUNA Creator Diane Paulus!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 11, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Tony-winning director Diane Paulus, updates us on her latest project- AMALUNA, plus she reminisces about HAIR, PORGY AND BESS, PIPPIN, and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Robin De Jesus and More to Join Lance Horne in LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK, 5/14Daphne Rubin-Vega, Robin De Jesus and More to Join Lance Horne in LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK at The Players with LANCE HORNE -- the new concert series dedicated to presenting the best music and theater stars along with dynamic rising talent -- will take place on Wednesday, May 14 at 9:00 PM. (more...)

Lea DeLaria Named Guest of Honor at 33rd Annual Elliot Norton AwardsLea DeLaria Named Guest of Honor at 33rd Annual Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Acclaimed actress and comedian Lea DeLaria will be the Guest of Honor at the 33rd annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

A.R.T. Brings in Record-Breaking $1M at BOUNDLESS GalaA.R.T. Brings in Record-Breaking $1M at BOUNDLESS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Board of Trustees of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) just announced that the theater's annual gala Boundless, which was held at the Boston Park Plaza Castle on Monday, March 2, with close to 500 supporters from around the country in attendance raised more than $1,000,000 in support of the theater's artistic, community, and education programs. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical Coming to Broadway After Run at A.R.T.?Rialto Chatter: Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical Coming to Broadway After Run at A.R.T.?
by Rialto Chatter - Mar 3, 2015

According to a recent post by the A.R.T. the show already has plans for Broadway! The theatre auctioned off tickets to the show's opening night on Broadway as a part of its 2015 gala, teasing: 'See it in Cambridge before it heads to NYC!' Casting has not yet been announced, but a recent NYC workshop was led by Tony winner Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle, Bryce Pinkham, Christopher Fitzgerald, Barrett Wilbert Weed, and Eric Anderson. (more...)

Lea DeLaria, Joey Arias & Stephen Wallem to Join Lance Horne at Birdland, 3/31Lea DeLaria, Joey Arias & Stephen Wallem to Join Lance Horne at Birdland, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will make his Birdland debut with a special concert on Monday, March 31 at 7:00 PM. Lea DeLaria, Joey Arias, Stephen Wallem and Michael Rose have joined the evening as special guests, in addition to the previously-announced Alan Cumming, Alice Ripley and Rachel Dratch. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. Lance will also headline a special concert at Rockwood LA on April 15 with guest stars to be announced and an additional event this spring in San Francisco. He has contributed a movement to Tyler's Suite, a choral song-cycle dedicated to Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers University student that took his life three years ago. The piece, which also includes contributions from Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway and Craig Carnelia, will premiere from the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus on March 25-26. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $30 with a $10 minimum. Visit BirdlandJazz.com for more information. (more...)

A.R.T.'s THE DONKEY SHOW to Celebrate 600th Performance Next MonthA.R.T.'s THE DONKEY SHOW to Celebrate 600th Performance Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced that A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus's hit production The Donkey Show will celebrate its 600th performance on April 18, 2015! To celebrate the occasion, OBERON is offering 600 dance floor tickets for $10 each during the month of April. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon to Host A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GENDERS at Joe's Pub, 3/23Cynthia Nixon to Host A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GENDERS at Joe's Pub, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project will present its second annual benefit, A Night of A Thousand Genders, an evening of cocktails followed by a very special one-night-only cabaret evening celebrating the beauty and resilience of gender expansive youth and their families on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 6:00-8:30pm at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). (more...)

Jessie Mueller-Led WAITRESS Premiere Kicks Off Rehearsals at A.R.T.; Full Cast Announced!Jessie Mueller-Led WAITRESS Premiere Kicks Off Rehearsals at A.R.T.; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, began rehearsals today (pictured, left) for the world premiere musical Waitress. Based on the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly the new musical has a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, direction by Diane Paulus, and choreography by Chase Brock. (more...)

Nikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening TonightNikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, lead LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. PRELUDES, a world premiere and the first musical to be produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, began performances on May 23 and opens tonight, June 15, running through Sunday, July 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Vintage & Anchor Books Announce New August PublicationsVintage & Anchor Books Announce New August Publications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

AUGUST PAPERBACK ORIGINALS. . . THUG NOTES: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets, PhD (Vintage • 304 pages • On Sale: 8/18/15 • Price: $14.95 • ISBN: 9781101873045).Sparky Sweets, PhD. and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature's most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride & Prejudice, The Color Purple, Hamlet, Things Fall Apart, and more! Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you're a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, THUG NOTES has got you covered. You'll certainly never look at literature the same way again. PUBLICIST: David Archer • 212-572-2331 • darcher@penguinrandomhouse.com (more...)

Site-Specific Production of PROOF to Open 8/21 at Sycamore HillSite-Specific Production of PROOF to Open 8/21 at Sycamore Hill
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

A production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof, by David Auburn, will open Thursday, August 21 for a four-performance run at Sycamore Hill, the home of Drs. Veronica Covalesky and Nick Leasure, at 481 Ebelhare Road in Pottstown, PA. Directed by Seth Reich, the production features a cast of New York actors who will perform the play on the actual porch of the Sycamore Hill home. (more...)

Playwrights West Presents the World Premiere of THE SWEATERMAKERS, 8/8-30Playwrights West Presents the World Premiere of THE SWEATERMAKERS, 8/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Playwrights West in association with CoHo Productions presents The Sweatermakers, a world premiere drama by Andrew Wardenaar. The Sweatermakers marks the third year in Playwrights West's ten-year mission to present quality, professional productions of its members' works. (more...)

Know Theatre to Open 18th MainStage Season with THE BENGSONS' HUNDRED DAYSKnow Theatre to Open 18th MainStage Season with THE BENGSONS' HUNDRED DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

An alt folk opera written by and starring husband and wife duo Shaun and Abigail Bengson, Hundred Days is the fierce, triumphant story of a young couple who fall in love, only to have their time together cut short by a fatal illness. With the brash intensity of youth, they decide to try and live the 100 days they have left together as though it were the 60 years they had imagined they would have. (more...)

Broadway's BOOK OF MORMON Welcomes Newest Elders Gavin Creel and Christopher John O'Neill TonightBroadway's BOOK OF MORMON Welcomes Newest Elders Gavin Creel and Christopher John O'Neill Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Tony-winning musical BOOK OF MORMON said farewell to its most recent Elder Price and Elder Cuningham, Ben Platt and Nic Rouleau respectively, on January 4. Broadway favorite Gavin Creel, who has portrayed the role of Kevin Price on both the BOM national tour and in the London production, steps in as the egocentric missionary, beginning tonight, January 6th. Joining him as everyone's favorite sidekick will be Christopher John O'Neill. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Welcome Newest Elders Gavin Creel and Christopher John ONeillBOOK OF MORMON Stars Welcome Newest Elders Gavin Creel and Christopher John ONeill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

BOOK OF MORMON's Ben Platt turned to Twitter on Saturday, January 3rd to share a photo of the foursome just before the big transition. (more...)

A.R.T. to Hold Annual Gala at Castle at Park Plaza in MarchA.R.T. to Hold Annual Gala at Castle at Park Plaza in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The American Repertory Theater announced today the details for its annual gala - Boundless, An Evening of Boundless Innovation and Artistry -to be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at The Castle at Park Plaza, 64 Arlington Street, Boston. (more...)

SIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in FebruarySIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is the continuing concert series featuring dynamic, glamorous evenings of eclectic entertainment that celebrate the best of New York City's cultural landscape, in the tradition of The Players, the historic club where the series is presented. Curated and hosted by Emmy Award winning composer/performer Lance Horne, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is dedicated to presenting celebrated music, theater and cabaret stars as well as introducing dynamic rising talent. LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK will present its next evening, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK: LOVE at The Players (16 Gramercy Park, Manhattan) on Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Special guests for this Valentines edition will include Lauren Elder (Side Show, Hair); Fair Play, the musical trio featuring original Once cast members David Abeles, Will Connolly, and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis; Tony nominee Karine Plantadit (After Midnight, Come Fly Away, Movin' Out); composer/pianist Samora Pinderhughes and co-Juilliard Jazzers Riley & Jehbreal ; and the legendary Marti Stevens, protégé of Marlene Deitrich and original cast member of London's Company, High Spirits, and No Strings). Mr. Horne is the evening's Musical Director. Tickets, starting at $25, are now available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1178948. (more...)

Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews TonightSecond Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Directed by Austin Pendleton, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins previews tonight, January 16, 2015 and will officially open on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

Ron Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYRon Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Casting is complete for Second Stage Theatre presentation of the Atlantic Theater Company's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' acclaimed play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. Ron Cephas Jones (Of Mice of Men and 2ST's Wildflower) and Michael Rispoli (Between Riverside and Crazy at ATC) join previously announced cast members Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, 2ST's Jitney), Victor Almanzar (Repertorio Espanol, LAByrinth Theater), Elizabeth Canavan (The Little Flower of East Orange), Rosal Colon (The Motherf*cker with the Hat) and Liza Colon-Zayas (2ST Water by the Spoonful and Living Out). (more...)

Guess Who's Back! Gavin Creel Will Return to Broadway in THE BOOK OF MORMONGuess Who's Back! Gavin Creel Will Return to Broadway in THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Gavin Creel, 2014 Best Actor in a Musical Olivier Award-winner for his performance as Elder Price in the London production of The Book of Mormon, will join the Broadway company as Elder Price on Tuesday, January 6. Creel also created the role of Elder Price on the US First National Tour. Nic Rouleau, the current Elder Price on Broadway, will play his final performance on Sunday, January 4, before joining the London company of The Book of Mormon, where he begins performances as Elder Price on Monday, February 2. (more...)

Taso Mikroulis to Join MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERALTaso Mikroulis to Join MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Taso Mikroulis is set to take on the role of leading male "Peter Pinnunziato" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" now in it's second year opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. Currently being played by Christopher Parkhurst Abbott, Mikroulis is set to step in as the estranged gay brother for the winter season beginning January 11th every Sunday at 7pm. (more...)

Breaking News: A.R.T. Will Premiere Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical in August 2015Breaking News: A.R.T. Will Premiere Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical in August 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, led by Artistic Director Diane Paulus, just announced the world premiere of Waitress. Opening theA.R.T.'s 2015-16 Season, this new musical will be directed by Diane Paulus and feature book by Jessie Nelson and music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles. The production will begin performances at the Loeb Drama Center on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Additional creative team and casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Playwrights West Presents the World Premiere of THE SWEATERMAKERS, Now thru 8/30Playwrights West Presents the World Premiere of THE SWEATERMAKERS, Now thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Playwrights West in association with CoHo Productions presents The Sweatermakers, a world premiere drama by Andrew Wardenaar. The Sweatermakers marks the third year in Playwrights West's ten-year mission to present quality, professional productions of its members' works. (more...)

Playwrights West Presents the World Premiere of THE SWEATERMAKERS, 8/8-30Playwrights West Presents the World Premiere of THE SWEATERMAKERS, 8/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Playwrights West in association with CoHo Productions presents The Sweatermakers, a world premiere drama by Andrew Wardenaar. The Sweatermakers marks the third year in Playwrights West's ten-year mission to present quality, professional productions of its members' works. (more...)

A.R.T. Continuing OBERON Artists in Residence ProgramA.R.T. Continuing OBERON Artists in Residence Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced its continuation of the Artist in Residence initiative at OBERON, the A.R.T.'s second stage and club-theater venue. Rooted in A.R.T's mission to expand the boundaries of theater by supporting local and emerging artists, OBERON launched this multi-year program in 2013 with three local performance groups: Boston Circus Guild, Liars & Believers, and Touch Performance Art. All three companies had worked previously at OBERON, creating events in the club theater model and harnessing a form of theater rooted in a social environment. Following a successful inaugural season of sold-out and much lauded original programming, this initiative moves into its second of three seasons with these unique local organizations. (more...)

The Renegade Company Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: A MUTE PLAY, 9/11-22The Renegade Company Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: A MUTE PLAY, 9/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Coming off the heels of their sold-out run of Bathtub Moby-Dick last fall and a successful world premiere of Grimms' Juniper Tree, The Renegade Company proudly presents a new work titled The Hunchback of Notre Dame...A Mute Play, conceived and directed by Michael Durkin. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOWBerkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

Casting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane PaulusCasting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane Paulus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, announces the casting of the world premiere of Crossing, an opera by Matthew Aucoin, directed by Diane Paulus, featuring the chamber orchestra A Far Cry, produced in association with Music-Theatre Group. (more...)

Lance Horne to Celebrate FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More, 4/15Lance Horne to Celebrate FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwood Table & Stage in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 15 at 8:00 PM with guest artists Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye and Lisa Ann Walter, with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. (more...)

ICARUS, SPEAKEASY CIRCUS, SEXYBACK: OR WHAT YOU WILL Join OBERON Artists in Residence Program at A.R.T.ICARUS, SPEAKEASY CIRCUS, SEXYBACK: OR WHAT YOU WILL Join OBERON Artists in Residence Program at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced continued programming as part of the Artist in Residence initiative at OBERON, its second stage and club-theater venue. This initiative is rooted in A.R.T's mission to expand the boundaries of theater by supporting local and emerging artists. OBERON launched this multi-year program of work and mentorship with three local performance groups: Liars & Believers, Boston Circus Guild, and Touch Performance Art. All three have worked previously in OBERON, creating events in the club theater model and harnessing a new form of theater that is rooted in a social environment. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Best Honor Tony Winner Diane Paulus at LuncheonPhoto Flash: Broadway's Best Honor Tony Winner Diane Paulus at Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

John Gore and Broadway Across America saluted FINDING NEVERLAND director Diane Paulus yesterday (Thursday, April 23) with a lunch at the Lambs Club to celebrate her contributions to Broadway and the road, hot off the heels of this week's announcement of the Finding Neverland tour, beginning in October 2016.  (more...)

Diane Paulus, Amy Adams, Robert & Kristen Lopez Among TIME's 100 Most Influential PeopleDiane Paulus, Amy Adams, Robert & Kristen Lopez Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson- Lopez, A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, Amy Adams and Benedict Cumberbatch were among those named to Time's Most Influential People in the WORLD list for 2014. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Gabriel Ebert & More Head Off-Broadway for LCT3's New Musical PRELUDESNikki M. James, Gabriel Ebert & More Head Off-Broadway for LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, begin rehearsals today for the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. (more...)

ICARUS, SPEAKEASY CIRCUS, SEXYBACK: OR WHAT YOU WILL Join OBERON Artists in Residence Program at A.R.T.ICARUS, SPEAKEASY CIRCUS, SEXYBACK: OR WHAT YOU WILL Join OBERON Artists in Residence Program at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced continued programming as part of the Artist in Residence initiative at OBERON, its second stage and club-theater venue. This initiative is rooted in A.R.T's mission to expand the boundaries of theater by supporting local and emerging artists. OBERON launched this multi-year program of work and mentorship with three local performance groups: Liars & Believers, Boston Circus Guild, and Touch Performance Art. All three have worked previously in OBERON, creating events in the club theater model and harnessing a new form of theater that is rooted in a social environment. (more...)

Lance Horne Celebrates FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More TonightLance Horne Celebrates FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwood Table & Stage in Los Angeles tonight, April 15 at 8:00 PM with guest artists Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye and Lisa Ann Walter, with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Lena Hall Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Plus KINKY BOOTS, CATS, Upcoming The Deafening Gigs & MoreInDepth InterView: Lena Hall Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Plus KINKY BOOTS, CATS, Upcoming The Deafening Gigs & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 14, 2014

Today we are talking to a Broadway leading lady making a major mark in the gender-bending role of Yitzhak in the new Broadway production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's masterful rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH starring Neil Patrick Harris, the affable and idiosyncratically alluring Lena Hall. Discussing sharing the stage with NPH in the raucous and wild rock showpiece, Hall offers a vivid view of her participation in the Broadway iteration of the cult hit - ranging from polishing her vocals for a cover of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" to donning a prosthetic penis and much more. Additionally, Hall opens up about the larger themes of the prescient and timely musical, as well as shares her affection for the rock, pop and punk sound the score so evocatively emulates and recreates. On that note, Hall also sheds some light on her other ongoing endeavor, as lead singer of the band The Deafening, and shares some of her favorite songs to sing at gigs around town - including an upcoming show at Arlene's Grocery later this week. As if that were not enough, Hall also looks back on some of her most fondly remembered roles to date, reflecting on her time spent in the corps of CATS and the lace-ups of KINKY BOOTS through to a new jukebox musical project featuring the music of iconic rock songwriter Holly Knight. All of that, throwback tales involving NPH and much, much more in this wide-ranging conversation with one of the most uniquely compelling Broadway stars of the new season. (more...)

Ashley Fink, Shane Jenek & Adam Kantor to Join Lance Horne at Rockwell Table & Stage, 4/15Ashley Fink, Shane Jenek & Adam Kantor to Join Lance Horne at Rockwell Table & Stage, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 15 at 8:00 PM. Special guests Ashley Fink ('Glee'), Shane Jenek (Courtney Act from 'RuPaul's Drag Race') and Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years) have joined the evening, in adition to previously announced Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye (Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl) and Lisa Ann Walter (The Parent Trap) with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. Lance's March 31 evening at Birdland Jazz Club in New York featred Alan Cumming, Rachel Dratch, Stephen Wallem, Alice Ripley and more. He recently contributed a movement to Tyler's Suite, a choral song-cycle dedicated to Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers University student that took his life three years ago. The piece, which also includes contributions from Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway and Craig Carnelia, was premiered by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in March. Rockwell Table & Stage is located at 1714 Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, CA.. Tickets are $20 with a two drink minimum. Visit Rockwell-LA.com for more information. (more...)

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