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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


Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for St. Paul (more...)

Square One Theatre to Present NOW OR LATER Featuring Christopher Finch
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Bridgeport Actor Christopher Finch is featured as the male lead in the Square One Theatre production of Now Or Later, a thought-provoking, smart and witty political drama, playing now through November 20 (2016). (more...)

ACQUIESCE and THE ENCHANTED LOOM Set for Factory Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The 2016/17 Factory season looks beyond Canadian borders to navigate new identities and redefine the meaning of home, as citizens, residents, and visitors, in six plays charting new Canadian experiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: UP Theater Presents World Premiere of MERCIFUL FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Atar Hadari's penetrating new play, Merciful Father will open UP Theater's seventh season. The World Premiere of Merciful Father will runNovember 1st through November 12th in Northern Manhattan. The play is based on Sholem Asch's scandalous Yiddish play God of Vengeance which was the inspiration for Paula Vogel's new play, Indecent which premiered at the Vineyard Theatre last season. God of Vengeance premiered on Broadway at the Apollo Theatre in 1923 and featured Broadway's first lesbian kiss. The play was so far ahead of its time, the actors and producers were indicted for giving an immoral performance. Atar Hadari's, Merciful Father is a proactive new take on the story. The production is directed by UP's Artistic Director, James Bosley who has premiered three of his play with UP, including the critically acclaimed productions of Broad Channel, and Epic Poetry. (more...)

THE CHRISTIANS to Continue Steppenwolf Theatre's 41st Season This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Steppenwolf continues its 41st season with the Chicago premiere of Lucas Hnath's The Christians directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman. (more...)

Breaking News: Jennifer Lopez Will Star In BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE On NBC in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

This just in! Tonight at the Paley Center, during a conversation with Robert Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment) , Greenblatt revealed the network's next big musical. And, it's ..... (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running November 12 - November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (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...)

Bitsy's Brainfood offers Spooky Snacks for Halloween, raises awareness to make the holiday safer for trick-or-treaters with food allergies
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Bitsy's Brainfood, a mom-run brand redefining healthy and fun packaged food for kids, encourages awareness to help make Halloween safer for trick-or-treaters with food allergies. The brand is offering Bitsy's Brainfood Spooky Snacks for Halloween a limited-edition box of delicious, allergy-friendly treats available at Target and other retailers. (more...)

BWW Cooks: Halloween Candy and Homemade Treats
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 24, 2016

What to hand out, storebought for trick or treat, homemade for parties. (more...)

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dining Specials at Boyd Gaming Properties in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining will serve a decadent four-course meal for Thanksgiving. Enjoy a shrimp cocktail starter, then select either roasted pumpkin bisque or a winter salad. For your entree, choose the slow-roasted turkey dinner, served with fresh-glazed yams, Boursin mashed potatoes, haricot verts and giblet gravy for $39; or the grilled flat-iron steak and shrimp skewer, served with peppercorn and citrus Buerre Blanc sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes and French green beans for $45. Dessert is a pumpkin cheesecake torte with cream and berries. Reservations are strongly suggested - call 702.365.7111. (more...)

Broadway Producer Jhett Tolentino Talks Road to Broadway, Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert in the Philippines
by Robert Encila - Nov 7, 2016

By sheer serendipity, Jhett Tolentino's scant introduction to the theater in his native province of Iloilo in the Philippines has led him to the industry's rarefied domain as a Broadway producer. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for St. Paul (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL to Start Holiday Tradition at The Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Apollo Theater presents The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. (more...)

RICKY WHITTINGTON to Feature Cameos from Richard Gadd, Adam Riches, Katy Wix & Will Andrews
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Edinburgh Comedy award winner Richard Gadd will be the first in a stellar line of performers to make guest appearances in a mystery rotating role in Ricky Whittington. (more...)

Canadian Solar Supplies 5.74 MW of PV Modules to Agricultural Projects in California
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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Negro Ensemble Company to Kick Off 50th Anniversary Season with DAY OF ABSENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production, 'Day of Absence' (1966) by Douglas Turner Ward, with an eight-performance run December 4-11 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Mark's Place.  The season will include three more productions at Theatre 80 St. Marks and one at La MaMa. (more...)

EVENSONG Makes World Premiere Tonight at Astoria Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents their 16th season featuring two new works and one musical revival, which both tackle social issues including homelessness, immigration and race relations. 'We have a thrilling line up as we enter our 16th season at Astoria Performing Arts Center, and all of the work shares the resonant theme of home. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Launch 50th Season with DAY OF ABSENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production, 'Day of Absence' (1966) by Douglas Turner Ward, with an eight-performance run December 4-11 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Mark's Place. The season will include three more productions at Theatre 80 St. Marks and one at La MaMa. (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Laguna Playhouse welcomes 'M*A*S*H' star Loretta Swit starring in Eleanor Roosevelt, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

Nashville Rep's Holiday Tradition is More Family Than Ever
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Nashville audiences can look forward to the warm-hearted and comedic holiday treat when Nashville Repertory Theatre produces A Christmas Story for an eighth consecutive season. This familiar story of young Ralphie's wintertime woes has become a tradition that many Middle Tennessee families eagerly attend year after year. (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

BWW Blog: The Best Of Mankind
by Barry Kostrinsky - Nov 29, 2016

Today it is too easy to get down on our frail featherless friends. We are birds of a unique ability to fly. It is easy to dis, but deserves much more that's not to missed from our fellow monkeys who have elevated our canopy to reach closer to our internal gods above and inside. I will celebrate the best of humankind and try to write a pictorial story with no direction in sight. It will be an image game. (more...)

Denzel Washington to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Denzel Washington is set to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the festival announced today. (more...)

Just A Walk In The Park? Searingly Funny Black Comedy CLYBOURNE PARK Is Next Up At Dezart Performs
by David Green - Nov 28, 2016

On the heels of 'Casa Valentina,' its enormously successful first production of the season, Dezart Performs will present the uproariously funny black comedy, Clybourne Park, a play written as a spin-off to Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 classic play A Raisin in the Sun which focuses on cultural and racial issues in a Chicago community. As described by The Washington Post during the 2011-12 season of the Seattle Repertory production, the play 'applies a modern twist to the issues of race and housing and aspirations for a better life….and is one of its feistiest, funniest evenings in years.' Clybourne Park has received multiple prestigious awards including the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season in December with the multi-award-winning Clybourne Park. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Dalila Bela, Corinne Koslo & More Join Cast of CBC & Netflix Series ANNE
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

CBC, Netflix and Northwood Entertainment today announced the casting of beloved characters Diana Barry, Rachel Lynde and Gilbert Blythe in the upcoming eight x one-hour drama series ANNE. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/18; SPAMALOT in Raleigh, Darren Criss in Costa Mesa and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 18, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Raleigh, Costa Mesa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include an interview with Chita Rivera, SPAMALOT in North Carolina, and Darren Criss in Costa Mesa, just to name a few. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Kenny Leon will be honored with the distinguished 2016-2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career. (more...)

BWW Review: Park Square Theatre's Powerful A RAISIN IN THE SUN Closes this Weekend but Continues for Students through December
by Jill Schafer - Nov 17, 2016

Langston Hughes' poem DREAM DEFFERRED is the source of the title of short-lived but influential playwright Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin IN THE SUN. She died at the age of 34 just six years after the play opened on Broadway in 1959, but her work still resonates today. The story of a black family's struggle in 1950s Chicago to accomplish their dreams in a world that didn't want to let them can be palpably felt in the context of today's world. It's a great choice, then, for Park Square Theatre's 2016-2017 season and for their student matinee program, which serves over 30,000 students every year. And it's an incredibly moving production that brings out all the richness of Hansberry's writing. The fantastic local cast and the intimacy of the Andy Boss thrust stage making you feel as if you're in the Younger living room with them, experiencing this devastating, life-changing, and hope-inspiring event. (more...)

R&B Star Monifah Joins Broadway Vet Virginia Woodruff in FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the Everyday Diva
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Today, Tmapp, in association with CBO Entertainment, announced an Equity Showcase presentation of FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva,' scheduled for 12 performances only, Monday through Saturday, December 5 - 17, 2016 at The Poet's Den Theatre, 309 East 108th Street, in New York City. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present CINDERELLA: AFTER EVER AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

They're back! Cinderella, the stepsisters, and more return to the stage for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical Cinderella: After Ever After, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with lyrics by David Kisor and music by Fitz Patton. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Choreographer Patdro Harris Directs THE FIRST NOEL at The Ensemble This Holiday Season!
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Nov 14, 2016

Patdro Harris, director of The Ensemble Theatre holiday musical THE FIRST NOEL, answers our random questions. (more...)

BWW Weighs In: Healthy Gainz, Part 2: Quality Counts by Landen Jones of MARK FISHER FITNESS
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Nov 14, 2016

Welcome back everyone! Thank you for reading the first installment of this series. Now that we know how many calories and grams of protein we need… (more...)

Travis Turner to Star in Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Windy City Playhouse (3014 N. Irving Park Road) announces casting for Robert O'Hara's 'Bootycandy,' the 'searing and sensationally funny' (The New York Times) semi-autobiographical play about growing up gay and black. (more...)

Last Chance to See the Acclaimed Production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The streets are full of protest: It's an election year; economic inequality strains the social fabric; debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust; unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion; the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest! But beneath all this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness.  Call it Coriolanus ripped from the headlines!!  (more...)

Martin's Famous Potato Rolls and Bread Announces Martin's Holiday Cookbook Contest
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc., is pleased to announce a new contest for the holidays: Martin's Holiday Cookbook Contest! (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place.  (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

Kenny Leon, Director of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Set to Develop CAR WASH Reboot for ABC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Kenny Leon, director of 'The Wiz Live', 'Hairspray Live' and a Tony- winner for his revival of 'A Raisin In The Sun', has teamed up with Robert Horn, book writer of Broadways' '13' the musical, and Disney's Teen Beach Movie musical franchise, and Matt Claybrooks (Everybody Hates Chris) to do a reboot of the 1976 hit movie musical CAR WASH for ABC television network. (more...)

Photo Flash: UP Theater's First Play of The 2016-17 Season Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Merciful Father by Atar Hadari will open UP Theater's seventh season on November 1. The World Premiere of Merciful Father will run through November 12 with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm. Merciful Father is a provocative new take on Sholem Asch's scandalous Yiddish play God of Vengeance. (more...)

Cast, Creatives, Venues Announced for Globe for All's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as Globe for All returns November 1 - November 20, in its third year on the annual roster, with Shakespeare's searing comedy Measure for Measure. (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling and Relevant CLYBOURNE PARK by CPH/CWRU
by Roy Berko - Dec 9, 2016

This country is in political and social turmoil. There is a President-elect who appears will win the Electoral College endorsement, while losing the election by a reported 2-million plus votes. There is a rise of xenophobia, the Alt-right, the presence of hate groups, possible destruction of the health care system, while the liberal-left pleads for protection against sexual imposition, women and gay rights, and clean air. (more...)

FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva', Featuring R&B Singer Monifah, Changes Venue
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Today, Tmapp, in association with CBO Entertainment, announced that the Equity Showcase production of FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva,' has changed venues. Beginning Friday, December 9, 2016, the musical will play MIST Harlem (www.mistharlem.com), uptown's premiere live performance and special event venue through December 20, 2016. (more...)

Actors Theatre to Launch the New Year with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This commanding and moving play, written by Lanie Robertson, directed by Bill Fennelly and featuring Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday, is set in the intimate atmosphere of the Bingham Theatre. (more...)

San Diego REP Welcomes New Associate Producer Kim Heil
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

???????San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the hiring of Kim Heil as the theatre's new Associate Producer and Casting Director. (more...)

Comcast NBCUniversal to Offer Viewing Experience for Those with Visual Disabilities During National Broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Following last year's successful effort to add video description services to NBC's musical production The Wiz Live!, Comcast NBCUniversal will continue its commitment to accessible programming by offering video description with NBC's national broadcast of Hairspray Live! on December 7 at 8pm. (more...)

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

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

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