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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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Young Paul artfully cons himself into the lives of New York's bourgeois by claiming to know a wealthy couple's Ivy League children and being the son of Sydney Poitier. After he's caught seducing a hustler in their home, the charade is revealed and Paul is soon back on the street where he sets his sights on a young couple new to the city. From the award-winning writer of The House of Blue Leaves comes this bitterly funny comedy that explores the intimacy of the universe, and the comfort and chaos found within it.


Photo Flash: First Look at Bergen County Players' GOD OF CARNAGEPhoto Flash: First Look at Bergen County Players' GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Bergen County Players presents the final mainstage production of its 2014-2015 season of shows, the 2009 Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage, written by Yasmina Reza, translated by  Christopher Hampton and directed by Alyson Cohn. God of Carnage will open on May 2, 2015 and run through Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell (no performances Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24). The New York Times described Carnage as '[a] streamlined anatomy of the human animal... [The play] delivers the cathartic release of watching otherpeople's marriages go boom.' (more...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACTRashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

BWW Review:  SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Comes Together at The Barn Players in Mission, KansasBWW Review: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Comes Together at The Barn Players in Mission, Kansas
by Steve Wilson - May 31, 2015

Imaginative and innovative use of multi-media makes Six Degrees Of Separation a unique must see at The Barn Players in Mission, Kansas. David Martin directs Six Degrees Of Separation, written by John Guare, which opened on Friday March 29 and runs through June 14. Vida Bikales, President of The Barn Players, stated the Barn hired Martin to direct the production due to his vision of the use of multi-media in the production. She said his use of video saved numerous set changes that would have been costly and time consuming. (more...)

Stella Adler Lab Theatre Co. to Present THE HISTORY BOYS This SummerStella Adler Lab Theatre Co. to Present THE HISTORY BOYS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

STELLA ADLER LAB THEATRE COMPANY has announced its 2015 Summer Production. Alan Bennett's The History Boys to be directed by Academy Award winner Milton Justice. (more...)

Anthony Rapp and Kate Walsh to Lead Gay Drama Film MODERN LOVEAnthony Rapp and Kate Walsh to Lead Gay Drama Film MODERN LOVE
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2015

According to Variety, Broadway's Anthony Rapp, along with Kate Walsh and Jonathan Bennett, has signed on for the upcoming gay marriage drama MODERN LOVE. (more...)

Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson to Star in John Cameron Mitchell's HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIESNicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson to Star in John Cameron Mitchell's HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2015

Ruth Wilson, who recently received a Tony nomination for her performance in CONSTELLATIONS, has joined the cast of John Cameron Mitchell's HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES. (more...)

Felicity Kendal Leads HAY FEVER, Opening Tonight in the West EndFelicity Kendal Leads HAY FEVER, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents HAY FEVER, directed by Lindsay Posner, which transfers from the Theatre Royal Bath to London's Duke of York's Theatre for a limited run, now through 1st August 2015. Opening night is tonight 11th May 2015. (more...)

IAMA Theatre Company to Premiere Micah Schraft's A DOG'S HOUSE, 3/27-4/26IAMA Theatre Company to Premiere Micah Schraft's A DOG'S HOUSE, 3/27-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Ovation Award-winning IAMA THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to present the World Premiere of A DOG'S HOUSE, written by Micah Schraft and directed by Trip Cullman. A DOG'S HOUSE will preview on Friday, March 27 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, March 28 and run through Sunday, April 26 at the Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd. (one block west of Vine) in Hollywood. (more...)

MCC Theater Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...'MCC Theater Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced the final production of its four-show 2015-16 Main Stage Season, which runs August 2015 through June 2016. Playwright Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard) will make her MCC Theater debut with her play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. Trip Cullman returns to direct after helming this season's critically acclaimed hit Punk Rock. Full details below. This also marks the reunion of Feiffer and Cullman following their hit production of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard at the Atlantic Theater Company in early 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Gathers for Six Degrees of Stockard Channing!Photo Flash: Broadway Gathers for Six Degrees of Stockard Channing!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Just last night, the Lodge at Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel, hosted a party celebrating one of Broadway's favorite stars- Stockard Channing! Six Degrees of Stockard Channing was attended by all sorts of Broadway luminaries which, in the style of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, have some connection to Ms. Channing. Check out photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - IF/THEN's Anthony Rapp Stars in Short Film NOT AGAINVIDEO: First Look - IF/THEN's Anthony Rapp Stars in Short Film NOT AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Broadway's Anthony Rapp (Rent, If/Then) stars as a light-footed pediatrist with a Minnesota-accent and a bit of a stalking problem in the new short film NOT AGAIN. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Anthony Rapp Set For THE NOT SO LATE SHOW At New World Stages, 3/7Anthony Rapp Set For THE NOT SO LATE SHOW At New World Stages, 3/7
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 3, 2015

Anthony Rapp is coming to THE NOT SO LATE SHOW this week! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stockard Channing!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stockard Channing!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 29, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at It's Only a Play, her thoughts on her performance in Grease, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Richard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This SpringRichard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the cast for the first show of their season: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Christopher Scott, The Glass Menagerie will feature Saundra Santiago ("The Sopranos"), Richard Prioleau (HBO's "A Normal Heart") as Tom, Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels' The Butler), as Laura, and Doug Harris (The Found Dog Ribbon Dance) as Jim. The play will begin May 8 and Open on Thursday, May 14 running through May 30 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

New Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Close George Street Playhouse's SeasonNew Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Close George Street Playhouse's Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that a new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, will close their current season, bowing April 22 and running through May 17, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Celebrates Stockard Channing at SIX DEGREES Party!STAGE TUBE: Broadway Celebrates Stockard Channing at SIX DEGREES Party!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2015

Earlier this month, the Lodge at Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel, hosted a party celebrating one of Broadway's favorite stars- Stockard Channing! Six Degrees of Stockard Channing was attended by all sorts of Broadway luminaries which, in the style of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, have some connection to Ms. Channing. Below, go inside the special event with Parade Magazine! (more...)

Tony-Winning HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Will Launch National Tour!Tony-Winning HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Will Launch National Tour!
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Following today's news that Rebecca Naomi Jones will succeed Lena Hall in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the Tony-winning production will officially hit the road! (more...)

BAD JEWS Transfers to London's Arts Theatre TonightBAD JEWS Transfers to London's Arts Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Following sold out runs at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and St James Theatre in London, the Theatre Royal Bath production of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS transfers to London's Arts Theatre for a limited 11 week run, today 18th March - Saturday 30th May 2015. (more...)

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company's JERICHO to Run 4/18-5/10Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company's JERICHO to Run 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) has announced the opening of a new work by Jack Canfora, Jericho. This regional premiere runs from April 18 - May 10 at the Highland Park Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Tickets range in price from $19 - $28. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651)647-4315 or visit mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for the performances on Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis' THE BOY FROM OZ - Sparkles Aren't Just for July 4thBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis' THE BOY FROM OZ - Sparkles Aren't Just for July 4th
by Joseph Baker - Mar 13, 2015

There was a time when it seemed as if any talent contender in a beauty pageant would lay into 'Don't Cry Out Loud' (later, Dolly Parton's 'I Will Always Love You' seemed to supplant it). It crept out of every radio station ad nauseum. Its almost iconic 'ear candy' status rendered it cringe-inducing, as far as I was concerned. Moreover, its composer and interpreter, Australian Peter Allen, was not the kind of performer I enjoyed - I prefer my talent without the 'over the top' exclamation point; he belonged, to my way of thinking, to the Liberace/Barry Manilow/Liza Minelli kind of performer. (Admittedly, I have a number of friends who take issue with this and who, rope in hand, would gladly pursue me if lynching were acceptable.) Their 'showmanship' and 'over the top' self-promotion proved exhausting. However, the intervening years have reconciled me to Allen's music, and THE BOY FROM OZ. with a book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright and a parade of Allen songs, has, in Theatre Memphis' latest offering, even somewhat endeared me to him. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Stockard Channing!BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Stockard Channing!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On Monday, March 16 (6-8PM), join us for a career Conversations with Stockard Channing moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

Keith Pinto to Lead COMPANY at San Francisco Playhouse; Cast Announced!Keith Pinto to Lead COMPANY at San Francisco Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse will complete its twelfth season with Stephen Sondheim's trailblazing musical comedy, Company, directed by Susi Damilano. The play will feature a cast of local favorites, with Keith Pinto (Into the Woods) starring as Robert, along with Teresa Attridge, Velina Brown*, Morgan Dayley, Michelle Drexler, Ryan Drummond*, Richard Frederick*, John Paul Gonzalez, Monique Hafen*, Stephanie Prentice*, Chris Reber*, Abby Sammons, Nicole Weber and Michael Scott Wells. (more...)

BWW TV: HEDWIG's John Cameron Mitchell on His Special Tony Award - 'It Feels More Than Real'BWW TV: HEDWIG's John Cameron Mitchell on His Special Tony Award - 'It Feels More Than Real'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH creator John Cameron Mitchell received a Special Tony Award at yesterday's ceremony. BroadwayWorld caught up with him in the winners' room right after his speech, and you can click below to hear his thoughts on the big honor! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Special Tony Award Recipient John Cameron Mitchell's SpeechSTAGE TUBE: Special Tony Award Recipient John Cameron Mitchell's Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

HEDWIG creator John Cameron Mitchell took home a Special Tony Award earlier this evening, and you can watch his full acceptance speech below! (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will open tonight, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next MonthTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that casting is complete for its inaugural production of 42nd Street. Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors. 42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23-26 at the Lexington Opera House. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret SeriesLaura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the fourth season for the 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series. This popular series provides audiences with a rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists and their outstanding musical accompanists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase award-winning Broadway, stage and film stars Tommy Tune, Stephanie J. Block, Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana performing together on one night, followed by Rebecca Luker and closing the season will be a performance by Paulo Szot. These exceptional performers will share a special evening of cabaret featuring songs from current Broadway, Jazz, American Standards and more. (more...)

Trevor Hero Award Recipient Ian McKellen Talks Coming Out: 'It's Not Easy to Be Yourself'Trevor Hero Award Recipient Ian McKellen Talks Coming Out: 'It's Not Easy to Be Yourself'
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Sir Ian McKellen, co-founder of Stonewall U.K., which lobbies for legal and social equality for gay people, was presented with the 2015 Trevor Hero Award at Monday's TrevorLIVE New York. (more...)

VIDEO: Ian McKellen Delivers Impromptu Shakespearean Soliloquy at TrevorLIVEVIDEO: Ian McKellen Delivers Impromptu Shakespearean Soliloquy at TrevorLIVE
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Following his moving speech, the actor dropped the mic and came into the crowd to perform a Shakespearean soliloquy - check out the impromptu performance below! (more...)

Year TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Sets 2015 ProgramYear TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Sets 2015 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Announcing the program for Year TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Fest), Co-founder and Curator David Kaplan said, "This year's festival celebrates what happened to Tennessee Williams in Provincetown during the last ten years: his plays got performed here. We've rethought his classics, and rethought the plays he wrote that had been ignored or dismissed. The mantra that Williams had lost his mojo was replaced with cheers at the world premieres in P'town of The Remarkable Rooming-House of Madame LeMonde (TW Fest 2009) and The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (TW Fest 2013). So we're bringing those two productions back for our audiences to cheer in 2015, along with eight other hits and variations." (more...)

Block Previously Unknown Threats with the Power of Predictive Threat Intelligence and Webroot Cloud Expertise at Black Hat 2015Block Previously Unknown Threats with the Power of Predictive Threat Intelligence and Webroot Cloud Expertise at Black Hat 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

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Anthony Rapp Will Sing HEDWIG, RENT & More in UNPLUGGED This FallAnthony Rapp Will Sing HEDWIG, RENT & More in UNPLUGGED This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Jul 22, 2015

One of Broadway's most celebrated rock and rollers, Anthony Rapp (Broadway's If/Then; Six Degrees Of Separation; Rent;You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) brings his new Unplugged evening of stories and songs to 54 Below with musical director Dan Weiss.  (more...)

An Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 TheatersAn Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 Theaters
by Nora Dominick - Jul 21, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Acting Company to the 2015/2016 5A Season with the US premiere of DESIRE An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Michael Wilson, DESIRE features new plays written by John Guare, Beth Henley, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm and Elizabeth Egloff. DESIRE begins performances on Wednesday, September 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 11. Opening Night is Thursday, September 10 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Playwright John Guare Holds Press Conference at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Playwright John Guare Holds Press Conference at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 16, 2015

Playwright John Guare recently met with the Press to discuss the Barrington Stage Company production of his adaptation of the classic American comedy HIS GIRL FRIDAY.  Julianne Boyd, the artistic director of BSC will also be directing the production which will be on Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage from Aug 6-30. Opening night is Wednesday, Aug 12.  Director Julianne Boyd and actors Christopher Innvar and Jane Pfitsch joined Mr. Guare for the Press Conference in which they all took questions. (more...)

John Guare Revises HIS GIRL FRIDAY for Barrington Stage Next MonthJohn Guare Revises HIS GIRL FRIDAY for Barrington Stage Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the American screwball comedy His Girl Friday, John Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play The Front Page and the screen version His Girl Friday, from August 6-30 at Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Opening night is Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm. (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYSJordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters will join Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie in its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Pride Films and Play to Present MEN ON THE VERGE OF A HIS-PANIC BREAKDOWNPride Films and Play to Present MEN ON THE VERGE OF A HIS-PANIC BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Pride Films and Plays celebrates Pride with a 20th Anniversary Production of Guillermo Reyes' classic one-man show, Men On The Verge Of A His-Panic Breakdown. This hilarious collection of monologues features PFP Artistic Associate Nelson Rodriguez directed by Sandra Marquez. Performances are at the Apollo Studio Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln. Tickets will be on sale starting April 15 at 773 935 6100 or www.ticketmaster.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stockard Channing on Her Road to a Tony, Emmys and More!BWW Interview: Stockard Channing on Her Road to a Tony, Emmys and More!
by Richard Ridge - Apr 4, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Below, check out what she had to say about her journey with IT'S ONLY A PLAY, which is currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stockard Channing Reveals How She Fought for Rizzo's Song in GREASEBWW Interview: Stockard Channing Reveals How She Fought for Rizzo's Song in GREASE
by Richard Ridge - Apr 3, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Below, check out what she had to say about her journey with IT'S ONLY A PLAY, which is currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Bergen County Players' GOD OF CARNAGE Begins 5/2Bergen County Players' GOD OF CARNAGE Begins 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Bergen County Players is thrilled to present the final mainstage production of its 2014-2015 season of shows, the 2009 Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage, written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Alyson Cohn. God of Carnage will open on May 2, 2015 and run through Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell (no performances Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24). The New York Times described Carnage as '[a] streamlined anatomy of the human animal... [The play] delivers the cathartic release of watching otherpeople's marriages go boom.' (more...)

Breaking News: John Cameron Mitchell to Receive 2015 Special Tony Award!Breaking News: John Cameron Mitchell to Receive 2015 Special Tony Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that John Cameron Mitchell will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award. "John's return to 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' is one for the history books. He not only wrote and co-created the role with Stephen Trask - before directing and starring in the film - but returned to Broadway to star as Hedwig this season after a series of rave performances by Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall. This is a remarkable undertaking, and we are honored to recognize his outstanding success with this honor," Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said. John Cameron Mitchell's New York stage appearances included Broadway's Big River, and the original casts of The Secret Garden (Drama Desk nomination) and Six Degrees Of Separation. Off-Broadway: Larry Kramer's The Destiny of Me (Obie Award and Drama Desk nom.) and Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again (Drama Desk nom.). He adapted and directed Tennessee Williams' Kingdom of Earth starring Cynthia Nixon and Peter Sarsgaard and starred in and wrote the book for the 1998 Off-Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (directed by Peter Askin) for which he won an Obie Award along with co-creator/songwriter Stephen Trask. The film adaptation (2001) won him Best Director at Sundance and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He directed Shortbus (2006) and Rabbit Hole (2011) adapted from David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play and starring Nicole Kidman in an Oscar-nominated performance. He recently appeared in HBO's Girls and is preparing to direct a film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's punk-era story How to Talk to Girls at Parties starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman. Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker will announce the 2015 Tony Award Nominations LIVE on Tuesday, April 28th from the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe in New York City. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 26Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 26
by - Apr 26, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 26, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/21/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Drama League Noms and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/21/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Drama League Noms and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO brings the Russian revolution to Broadway tonight, and this year's Drama League nominees will be announced today! (more...)

Stella Adler Lab Theatre to Stage THE HISTORY BOYS, 6/19-7/19Stella Adler Lab Theatre to Stage THE HISTORY BOYS, 6/19-7/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

STELLA ADLER LAB THEATRE COMPANY has announced its 2015 Summer Production. Alan Bennett's The History Boys to be directed by Academy Award winner Milton Justice. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stockard Channing on Life in IT'S ONLY A PLAY- 'It Has Been Fortuitous'BWW Interview: Stockard Channing on Life in IT'S ONLY A PLAY- 'It Has Been Fortuitous'
by Richard Ridge - Apr 2, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Below, check out what she had to say about her journey with IT'S ONLY A PLAY, which is currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham Set to Host National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala on 4/13Bryce Pinkham Set to Host National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala on 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

The Barn Players Present SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATIONThe Barn Players Present SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Inspired by a true story, the award wining play "Six Degrees Of Separation" is the next production at the Barn Players, 6219 Martway in Mission, Kansas; playing from Friday, May 29th through Sunday, June 14th - Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2:00. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, TonightBryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala tonight, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

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