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Public Theater [Martinson Theater] (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

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RUNAWAYS is composed by Elizabeth Swados and premiered at the Public Theather NYC, 1978. This excellent show which spans multiple musical styles featured such performers as Diane Lane, Trini Alverado, Jossie de Guzman, and Karen Evans.


NORTHBOUND Goes from Stage to Free Screen Showing May 15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

Following a successful run at Theater for the New City, Northbound, a play mixing real figures from the era of slavery and emancipation with a fictional story, is back this time on the screen. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of An Octoroon written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Eric Ting will close out its season. (more...)

John Lithgow, Will Swenson, Anika Noni Rose and More Sign on for The Public's 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for The Public Theater's Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, on Monday, June 5 at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

Hulu Orders MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS; Greenlights Second Season of HANDMAID'S TALE
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2017

Today at the Hulu Upfront Presentation at Madison Square Garden Theater, Hulu announced a multitude of innovative advertising tools, original series orders and content licensing agreements, and reported significant audience growth to 47 million total unique viewers. (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces May Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of three new musicals. (more...)

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few! (more...)

ABC Picks Up THE CROSSING, THE GOSPEL OF KEVIN & More for 2017-18 Season
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios had another successful selling season with 11 new shows going into production for a total of 21 series between the two studios, as well as a new series from ABC Studios International, an increase over last year. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Christopher Jackson, Phillipa Soo, Sydney Lucas and More Sign on for The Public's 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that The Public Theater's Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, will take place on Monday, June 5 at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2017
by - May 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Diane Lane Underwrites The Ziegfeld Club's Liz Swados Inspiration Grant for Female Music Educators
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Ziegfeld Club, one of the first New York City performing arts charities to benefit women, has announced the second Liz Swados Inspiration Grant to honor an influential female music educator in New York City. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2017
by - May 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Showtime Greenlights New Comedy Series SMILF from Frankie Shaw
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

SHOWTIME has announced the pick-up of the new half-hour comedy series SMILF from Frankie Shaw, based on her Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name. (more...)

FIREFLIES World Premiere, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More Slated for Long Wharf Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre announces its 53rd season: a riotous farce, an uplifting musical, a quest for enlightenment, and stories of love, empathy, and friendship. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Sam Pinkleton Explains How He Made GREAT COMET Take Flight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2017

Sam Pinkleton picked up his first ever Tony nomination for his choreography in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Below, he explains why helping the show (and its movement) to grow on its journey to Broadway was his favorite part of the Comet's arc. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch The Public Tell Its Story at 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2017

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, with musical direction by Rob Fisher and Nadia DiGiallonardo, the 90-minute concert featured songs from The Public's most beloved and groundbreaking musicals performed by some of the most celebrated voices in theater. Below, check out highlights from the show, which featured tunes from Hamilton, HAIR, A Chorus Line, Fun Home, Runaways, The Pirates of Penzance, Caroline, or Change, Here Lies Love and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Lets the Sun Shine In at HAIR TO HAMILTON Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 6, 2017

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, with musical direction by Rob Fisher and Nadia DiGiallonardo, the 90-minute concert featured songs from The Public's most beloved and groundbreaking musicals performed by some of the most celebrated voices in theater.  (more...)

Victoria Clark Will Replace Julie White in Encores! Off-Center's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Tony winner Victoria Clark will play Sara Jane Moore in Encores! Off-Center's Assassins. She replaces the previously announced Julie White.  (more...)

Queens Theatre to Bring Ten Stories to Life in PARK PLAYS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Ten stories about Flushing Meadows Corona Park will come to life in one production, Park Plays, performed from July 28 to August 6 at Queens Theatre, located in Queens' most iconic park.   (more...)

Opera Philadelphia to Premiere WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

September marks the launch of O17, the inaugural edition of Opera Philadelphia's game-changing new annual season-opening festival, and We Shall Not Be Moved (Sep 16-24) is one of three world premieres with which the company looks forward to baptizing the festival by fire. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces New Season and Membership Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company announced today the starting lineup of the organization's 2017-2018 season, including the Philadelphia premieres of two plays, a concert series of pre-Broadway musicals, knife-edge comic theater, a musical parody of The Game of Thrones, and sing-a-long holiday programming for family audiences. (more...)

Margaret Ladd Headlines VICTORY GIRLS at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

This summer, The K.G. Scully Players are pleased to present VICTORY GIRLS, by Kristina Poe, directed by Jill DeArmon, as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

New Line Announcs 27th Season of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Steven Boyer, Alex Brightman, Steven Pasquale, Nikki M. James, Taylor Caldwell and More to Star in Encores! Off-Center's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman today announced casting for his first season at the helm of the popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center. (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...)

2nd Annual Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University School of the Arts have announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's 2017 New Play Reading Series. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 7, 2017
by - Jul 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Mustafa Shakir, Gabrielle Dennis Join Netflix Original Series MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Marvel Television and Netflix announced that Mustafa Shakir (The Deuce, The Night Of) and Gabrielle Dennis (Insecure, Rosewood) have joined the cast in the sophomore season of MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE, set to premiere in 2018. All 13-episodes of the first season of MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE are now streaming on Netflix. (more...)

Young Australian Broadway Chorus to Present SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

It's a 'big bright beautiful world' for everyone's favourite ogre in SHREK THE MUSICAL JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. Presented by the Young Australian Broadway Chorus. (more...)

CalArts Announces New Season Including China and France Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

With two world premieres-a French/American co-production and another launching in China-and the continuing development of new productions, CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) announces its 2017-2018 season of original works. Highlights include Fantomas-Revenge of the Image, directed by Travis Preston, making its world premiere at China's Wuzhen Festival; and conceived and directed by Arnaud Meunier, the world premiere of Fore! at La Comedie de Saint-Etienne will kick off a four-city tour of France and Belgium. At the same time, CNP will host a roster of distinguished artists-in-residence at CalArts to develop additional new works of theater. (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS to Launch Long Wharf's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre and Eva Price will present the opening of the 2017-2018 National Tour of the Obie Award-winning Small Mouth Sounds, by Bess Wohl, directed by Tony-nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

BWW TV: Step Into a Little Girl's Big Imagination in Rehearsal for Encores! REALLY ROSIE!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 26, 2017

Led by Artistic Director Michael Friedman, the popular Encores! Off-Center series returns for its fifth season of landmark Off-Broadway musicals, continuing with Carole King and Maurice Sendak's family musical Really Rosie, directed by Leigh Silverman (August 2-5). (more...)

Long Island International Film Expo Celebrates Closing Night Awards Ceremony
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

With the 20th Annual Long Island International Film Expo wrapping Thursday Night after an amazing week that saw 168 short and feature-length films of every genre showcased, LIIFE presented its Closing Night Awards Ceremony at the historic Bellmore Movies where celebs from both Stage and Screen presented honors to those in the film industry for their hard work. (more...)

Terri White, Santino Fontana, Kristy Cates and More Featured on New MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa is releasing a second cast album of his show 'Mad About the Boy' today. The new album - which follows on the heels of the cast album of his recently released 13th Street Theater production - mixes performances by stars of Deffaa's original festival production, plus some very special surprise guests. (more...)

Casting Complete for 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' and REALLY ROSIE at Encores! Off-Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Following the success of Assassins, Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman today announced casting for the next two productions of his first season at the helm of the popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Eleanor Reissa and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Long Island Film Expo Continues with Opening Night Red Carpet Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

With the 20th Anniversary of the Long Island International Film Expo having begun this week on July 12th and running until July 20th, this year's schedule includes some of the best short and feature-length independent films from around the world, which will be shown at the historic Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710)! Opening Red Carpet TONIGHT 5:00PM-7:00PM! (more...)

Jonas Blue Releases Debut Compilation Album 'Electronic Nature - The Mix 2017'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The UK's biggest global breakthrough act, Jonas Blue, reveals his debut compilation album 'Electronic Nature - The Mix 2017'. (more...)

Lucy Liu to Direct Episode of Netflix Original Series MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Marvel Television and Netflix announced that multiple award-winning actress and director, Lucy Liu ('Elementary,' Graceland') is directing the premiere episode of the second season of the Netflix original series MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE, set to premiere in 2018. All 13-episodes of the first season of MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE are now streaming on Netflix. (more...)

Marvel Television and Freeform Set Cast for MARVEL'S NEW WARRIORS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Marvel Television, Freeform and ABC Signature Studios today have completed casting for “Marvel's New Warriors,” their previously announced new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. “Marvel's New Warriors” marks Marvel's first foray into comedy for a live-action television series slated to debut in 2018 on Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network. (more...)

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED to Tackle Racism, Identity and More at Opera Philadelphia This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

September marks the launch of O17, the inaugural edition of Opera Philadelphia's game-changing new annual season-opening festival, and We Shall Not Be Moved (Sep 16-24) is one of three world premieres with which the company looks forward to baptizing the festival by fire. (more...)

Rosie's Theater Kids to Sing Original Tunes and More in City Center's THE LOBBY PROJECT Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Lobby Project, a series of free pre-performance events presented in conjunction with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series (led this summer by producer Helen Handelman and curator Jenny Koons), returns with a line-up of performances and conversations with the artists involved. (more...)

SIGN & SING Presents 2nd Annual Concert at Symphony Space for NY Opera Fest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2017

Will the statue of Venus come alive? Can the vagabond find a travel companion? SIGN & SING'S "EXPLORATIONS" examines three stories of love and travel, reimagining great works of classical music in sung English and American Sign Language. (more...)

The Dance Cartel to Bring Energy-Busting Experience ONTHEFLOOR to OBERON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue, presents ONTHEFLOOR, created and performed by The Dance Cartel. Performances will be held on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28 at OBERON, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge. (more...)

Janet McTeer Joins Cast of Netflix's MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES for Season Two
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Marvel Television and Netflix announced today that Golden Globe(R) winner and two-time Academy Award(R) nominated actress, Janet McTeer ('Tumbleweeds,' 'Albert Nobbs,' 'Me Before You'), will join the cast of the sophomore season of the Peabody(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning, MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES. (more...)

Live-Action Comedy MARVEL'S NEW WARRIORS Heads to Freeform with Straight-to-Series Order
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Freeform, Marvel Television and ABC Signature today announced their second project together, MARVEL'S NEW WARRIORS, a new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. This marks Marvel's first foray into comedy for a television series. (more...)

Corey Feldman And Celebrity Friends Take A Stand Against Bullying By Hosting Modern Day Telethon for Autism
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to care and treatment to children with autism, will be the beneficiary of a special worldwide Facebook Live event, "Corey Feldman's Autism Angels," on Wednesday, May 24th from 12 PM to 4 PM PST. Feldman, who received both backlash and support following his viral performance on The Today Show, is taking a stand against bullying and actively teaching kids that it's okay to be different. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WINK at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Theater for the New City presents the World Premiere of WINK, a new play by Neil Koenigsberg, directed by Ron Beverly, running through May 7. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SIGN & SING Presents 2nd Annual Concert at Symphony Space for NY Opera Fest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As part of the 2017 New York Opera Fest, SIGN & SING will present EXPLORATIONS, which examines three stories of love and travel, reimagining great works of classical music in sung English and American Sign Language (ASL). (more...)

Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS To Launch National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Producer Eva Price is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), will launch a national tour beginning this fall at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. (more...)

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