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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.

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Based on the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry


PANGAEA to Open Planet Connections Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Pangaea, a play by Erik Champney, will open the Staged Reading Series on June 14 at this summer's Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

CTG Extends 2017-18 Block Party Application Deadline
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The deadline to apply to Center Theatre Group's 2017-2018 Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre has been extended to June 6, 2017. Block Party aims to highlight some of the remarkable work being done on other stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The new deadline to apply to the 2017-2018 Block Party program is June 6, 2017. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 22, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to my iPhone today is Monday, 22 May 2017 - the weekend, busy as it was, is over and we're left hankering for a few days off in order to relax and rejuvenate…which makes us ponder this musical question: What are your plans for next weekend? In our mind, of course, our mama is warning us that such queries are symptomatic of us 'wishing [our] life away,' as she would always admonish us to live in the now instead of trying to leap-frog over the next five days. So sayeth my beloved mama: 'Live life dramatically.' Therefore, a nap might have to suffice… (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Starring Obba Babatundé
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director, Wren T. Brown) presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.' (more...)

BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Gets Off-Broadway Concert This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

The Brink Theatre Co. to Premiere SA'IDAH at 2017 Cincinnati Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Brink Theatre Company presents the world premiere of SA'IDAH, an observation of America's celebrity obsessed culture, the paparazzi uprising and the growing distorted approach to modern philanthropy at the 14th annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival. Directed by The Brink Theatre's Artistic Associate CARA E. HINH and written by JENNIFER HOYT-TIDWELL, the play will feature Maya Farhat as Sa'idah, Mary O'Connell as Kirsten, Richard Buchanan as Taylor, Greg Mallios as David and Ashley Dunn as Nina. (more...)

Uproar Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Gayla Johnson
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'Black Wives Matter' by Gayla Johnson. (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

FENCES Opens at Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On May 20, the Long Beach Playhouse presents August Wilson's Fences, a play that examines the effects of one man's regrets and resentment on his family. It is part of Wilson's ten-part 'Pittsburgh Cycle' which observes the African American experience across several decades. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: APAC Presents A Lively and Long Overdue Revival of the 1974 Tony-Winning Musical, Raisin
by Victoria Ordin - May 11, 2017

'There was a musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun?': this has been universal response of friends who knew I reviewing Raisin. Even Dev Bondarin, the artistic director of APAC (Astoria Performing Arts Center) who directed the current production, only became aware of the show in college, during an historical survey of musical theater. I will leave it to others to speculate why a musical nominated for nine Tony awards--including Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Book--and the winner of two statues (best musical and Best Leading Actress) has all but vanished from theatrical memory. But one hopes that Bondarin's production will restore Raisin to its rightful place in the musical theater canon, not because it takes up relevant social and political topics (which it does), but because it's a fine show with compelling music and lyrics by Judd Woldin and Robert Brittan and sharp, elegant by Hansberry's ex-husband and literary executor, Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zalztberg. (The cast album also won a Grammy in 1975.) (more...)

TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 8, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, June 8, 2017 - which means it's #theaterThursday (seriously, you could help a guy out here and make that hashtag a #thing) and your latest opportunity to live life dramatically! What better way to do that than by making plans to get yourself to the theater and see a show, live onstage… (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL, THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE and More Set for Stage Left Theatre's Season 36
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Stage Left Theatre has announced the programming for its 36th season, which asks 'where we are going, where we have been, and where we are we now?' (more...)

Cast Announced for Definition Theatre Company's Chicago Debut of AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Definition Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tyrone Phillips and Managing Director Neel McNeill, announces casting for the first play of its 2017-2018 season, the Chicago premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, Appropriate), produced in association with Goodman Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Civil Rights Musical BRIDGES at The TimesCenter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 4
by Audition Roundup - Jun 4, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 4, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Mount THE COST as 2017 Alumni Showcase at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

From July 14 to 16, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will hold the 2017 edition of its NEC Alumni Summer Showcase in La MaMa's First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street, presenting 'The Cost' by Aquaila Shene Barnes, directed by Barbara Montgomery. (more...)

Martin's Famous Potato Rolls Team Up with Schweid & Sons For The Very Best Burger Truck Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc., is pleased to announce Martin's Famous Potato Rolls and Bread is on the road with Schweid & Sons as they take The Very Best Burger Truck on tour. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Araca Group and Dramatists Play Service Launch THE HOLLYWAY COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked, Disgraced) today announced plans to launch a collection of Hollywood-inspired stage plays to be licensed to professional and amateur theaters around the world.  (more...)

Musical Theatre West Adds Additional Performance of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Due to an overwhelming demand, MTW has added an additional and final performance on Sunday, July 23, 6:00 pm.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's production features the delectable Sherman Brothers score, including 'A Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Jolly Holiday,' 'Let's Go Fly a Kite,' 'Step in Time,' and 'Chim Chim Cher-ee," as well as new musical additions, by the Olivier winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.   Tickets for the added performance go on sale Wednesday, June 21, 10am at www. musical.org, at the MTW Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Best seats are available for this performance.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Repertory Theater presents the inaugural Professional Training Institute's production of So Thrive My Soul, in the Stiemke Studio July 13 - 16, 2017. The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a free yearlong advance actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 19th, 2017 - Angela Lansbury in THE CHALK GARDEN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Angela Lansbury leads The Acting Company's benefit reading of THE CHALK GARDEN, and Rosie O'Donnell emcees a star-studded reading of HOLLYWOOD NURSES! (more...)

Casting Announced for Musical Theatre West's Production of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  (more...)

Cast Complete for Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group presents the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). Children of a Lesser God runs from June 22 through July 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm.      (more...)

BWW Exclusive: The Scarce History of Tony-Nominated Female Writers by the Numbers
by Daniella Parcell - Jun 10, 2017

This year's Tony Award nominations feature a rarity: a Best Play category comprised of as many women as men. Surrounding Paul Vogel's INDECENT and Lynn Nottage's SWEAT, however, is a profusion of male-written work; of the Best Musical nominees, only one so much as includes a woman on its writing team (Irene Sankoff, COME FROM AWAY). (more...)

Winter is Here This Fall with Latest GAME OF THRONES Beer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

It may be the start of summer, but Game of Thrones fans from throughout the realm are preparing for winter when the hit HBO series returns July 16. And while those fans will still be sipping Bend the Knee Golden Ale throughout Season 7, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are proud to announce that a brand new beer in their successful partnership, available this fall, will confirm once and for all that, finally, Winter is Here! An 8.3% AVB Belgian-style double white ale with the fearsome Night King emblazoned on the label, Winter is Here will be available in 750ml single bottles, on draft, and also paired alongside previously released Fire and Blood Red Ale in a collectible gift pack complete with a commemorative glass. Suggested retail price is $11.99 for the individual bottles and $23.99 for the gift pack, both of which will be on shelves in late October. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company to present SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from July 13 - 23, 2017. The production is directed by Awoye Timpo, making her CTC directorial debut. In this 'deeply moral and deeply American play' (The New York Times), Reggie has worked his way up to supervisor at a faltering auto factory. Now he has to decide whether he owes his loyalty to himself, to his bosses, or to long-time family friend Faye and the younger workers on the line, Dez and Shanita. In the spirit of August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle, this third play from Morisseau's Detroit Trilogy explores the hard choices facing Americans barely squeezing by. It was named by the New York Times as 'one of six plays that reckon with an anxious America.' (more...)

TROUBLE IN MIND by Alice Childress Comes to Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Trouble in Mind, the scathingly funny backstage drama about interracial politics by pioneering African American playwright Alice Childress, will get a revival at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum beginning July 29. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Coming to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group is currently presenting (through July 22) the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). Now according to the New York Post, producers have their eyes on the show for Broadway. Michael Riedel writes that Hal Luftig is waiting to confirm a theatre for a spring 2018 transfer. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Tickets At Two River Theater Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Tickets officially went on sale yesterday for Two River Theater's production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic American Drama, A Raisin In The Sun, playing the venue's Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater from Saturday, Sept. 9th, 2017 to Sunday, October 8th at the Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater. (more...)

Arden Theatre Announces Residency with GoKash OnSTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announces a season-long residency with GoKash OnSTAGE. During the 2017/18 30th Anniversary Season, the Arden will house two GoKash OnSTAGE productions - a September production in the Arcadia Theatre, and a Spring production in the new Selma M. and Robert J. Horan Studio Theatre. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

People's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' Cole
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

People's Light is delighted to announce the headliners for the upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor, slated to open the Theatre's season in October 2017. Emmy-nominated actor Dule Hill (The West Wing) will play Cole, and Broadway regular Daniel J. Watts will appear as Sammy Davis, Jr. (more...)

VIDEO: Anika Noni Rose Honors Disney Legends with Performance at D23 Expo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

At this morning's Disney Legends Award ceremony, Anika Noni Rose, a Disney Legend herself, paid tribute to this year's Legends during the 2017 D23 Expo. Check out video of her appearance below! (more...)

Run and Tell That! NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Garners 7 EMMY Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 14, 2017

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was the recipient of seven Emmy nominations. Below, check out colorful images from the live broadcast featuring Emmy-nominated set designs, costumes, make-up, hairstyles and more, along with video which illustrates why HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was worthy of yesterday's high honors! (more...)

Marjorie Moon Joins New Federal Theatre as Administrative Consultant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

???????Marjorie Moon, Executive Director Emeritus of Brooklyn's esteemed Billie Holiday Theatre, has joined the team of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (www.newfederaltheatre.com) as Administrative Consultant.   (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances will run September 8 - October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

The Liminal Playhouse Sets Casts, Crews for 2017-18 Season, Featuring HIR, CLYBOURNE PARK and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew are excited to announce the casts and crews for the 2017 - 2018 season of The Liminal Playhouse. This is the company's third season and its first season since joining Bunbury Theatre and Pandora Productions as the third resident theatre company at The Henry Clay Theatre. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Present THE COST for Alumni Summer Showcase at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

On July 15 and 16, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will hold the 2017 edition of its NEC Alumni Summer Showcase in La MaMa's First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street, presenting 'The Cost' by Aquaila Shene Barnes, directed by Barbara Montgomery. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Stage Free Readings by Playwrights Unit Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces a line-up of free staged readings written by 2016/2017 members of its Playwrights Unit - Lucas Baisch, Dawn Renee Jones, Evan Linder and Emma Stanton. (more...)

Cal Shakes presents West Coast Premiere of BLACK ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the West Coast premiere of black odyssey, a thrilling and music-infused new play that mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore. black odyssey marks the Cal Shakes debut of Oakland native Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand at Berkeley Rep), and is only the second production ever of the play, which is being re-set in Oakland for Cal Shakes. Directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting, fresh from directing Berkeley Rep's smash hit An Octoroon, the production will also feature vocal compositions by Linda Tillery and Molly Holm. (more...)

Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo Joins Cast of Comedy Drama COUNTRY MUSIC
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Tony Award winner Sophie Okonedo and actor James Harkness have signed on to Tom Harper's comedy drama COUNTRY MUSIC. They join previously announced cast members Jessie Buckley and BILLY ELLIOT's Julie Walters. (more...)

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