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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.


ABINGDON: WHERE THE STARS ALIGN Gala to Honor Dick Cavett, 10/20; Klea Blackhurst and More to PerformABINGDON: WHERE THE STARS ALIGN Gala to Honor Dick Cavett, 10/20; Klea Blackhurst and More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company - which has produced more than 83 new American plays in its 22-year history - is set to celebrate its 2014-2015 Season with ABINGDON: WHERE THE STARS ALIGN, its annual benefit gala and dinner, on Monday, October 20 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in Manhattan). Emmy and OBIE award-winning actor John Cunningham, whose credits include 19 Broadway productions (Titanic, Love Letters), is set to emcee the event, which begins at 6:00pm. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces ProjectPhoto Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Academy, Emmy and TONY Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Picnic, 'Requiem for a Dream'), TONY Award winner Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, I Am My Own Wife), TONY Award nominee Jessica Hecht (King Lear, A View from the Bridge), and New York favorites Tracee Chimo (Lips Together Teeth Apart, Bad Jews) and Steven Boyer (King Lear, Hand to God) have all been photographed for The Creative Faces Project. The weekly release of their individual entries will mark the project's official launch this fall. Current featured artists are listed below. (more...)

Mitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes TheatreMitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel, presented by Neil Gooding in association with Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour Kicks Off TodayThe Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin today, October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 - 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Will Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Make It to Broadway in 2015?Will Chita Rivera-Led THE VISIT Make It to Broadway in 2015?
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2014

According to the New York Post, John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Visit, which has been long-rumored for a Broadway run might be on its way to New York in 2015. Michael Riedel writes that book writer Terrence McNally, whose IT'S ONLY A PLAY is currently selling out the Schoenfeld Theatre, might be in the position to acquire funding from the play's producers and a theatre from the Shubert Organization. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from tonight, October 28 - December 7, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/26- Anthony RappSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/26- Anthony Rapp
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Anthony Rapp! An actor since the age of six, Rapp has appeared on Broadway in Precious Sons, Rent, Six Degrees Of Separation, The Little Prince and the Aviator, and the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His films include Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees Of Separation, and more. He will next starr on Broadway opposite Idina Menzel in IF/THEN. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/25-10/26/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/25-10/26/2014
by - Oct 26, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Sunday, October 26, 2014. (more...)

ABINGDON: WHERE THE STARS ALIGN Gala Honors Dick Cavett Tonight ; Klea Blackhurst and More to PerformABINGDON: WHERE THE STARS ALIGN Gala Honors Dick Cavett Tonight ; Klea Blackhurst and More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company - which has produced more than 83 new American plays in its 22-year history - is set to celebrate its 2014-2015 Season with ABINGDON: WHERE THE STARS ALIGN, its annual benefit gala and dinner, tonight, October 20 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in Manhattan). Emmy and OBIE award-winning actor John Cunningham, whose credits include 19 Broadway productions (Titanic, Love Letters), is set to emcee the event, which begins at 6:00pm. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Stephen Trask Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Neil Patrick Harris, Sequel Details, New Musicals & MoreInDepth InterView: Stephen Trask Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Neil Patrick Harris, Sequel Details, New Musicals & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 20, 2014

Today we are talking to the gifted composer and lyricist behind the earth-shattering score for Broadway's biggest recent hit, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, the versatile and passionate Stephen Trask. Shedding considerable light on the development of the idiosyncratic rock musical, Trask discusses his influences and the organic way in which the outre show developed from humble beginnings at downtown bar Squeezebox in the mid-1990s, to Off-Broadway hit at the turn of the new century all the way to the rapturously received feature film adaptation, and, now, the 2014 Broadway production. Trask also details his affection for Tony Award-winning lead actor Neil Patrick Harris and looks ahead to the new leading man donning the titular wig, Andrew Rannells. Additionally, Trask also shares news on the forthcoming sequel to HEDWIG currently being developed with John Cameron Mitchell and teases some of what we can expect from the hotly anticipated theatrical experience. Furthermore, Trask reflects on his own upbringing and musical influences and how that informed the composition of the score for HEDWIG, as well as his own favorite performers. Plus, Trask reflects on his fruitful career as a movie scorer in Hollywood and comments on his upcoming musical endeavors, including two original stage musicals - JUST THE BLACK KEYS, a real-life inspired original musical potentially involving Peter Askin and Michael Mayer, as well 15 MINUTES, a Studio 54-centric period piece written with Rick Elice - as well as much, much more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley Visits Isabel Rose at 54 BelowPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley Visits Isabel Rose at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Last night, October 1, Isabel Rose celebrated the release of her CD 'Trouble In Paradise' at 54 Below. The album, distributed by RED (a division of Sony Entertainment), is produced by the legendary Bob Rock, and inspired by a time when America was aglow with Kennedy's Camelot by day, and lit by the lights of Rat Pack Vegas by night. Betty Buckley stopped by Rose's show and you can check out a photo of the pair below! (more...)

Signal Ensemble Presents Jon Steinhagen's DEVIL'S DAY OFF, Now thru 11/22Signal Ensemble Presents Jon Steinhagen's DEVIL'S DAY OFF, Now thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere and 2014 - 2015 season opening production of Devil's Day Off at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., today, October 16 - November 22. The production is directed by Signal Ensemble Member and Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra and written by Signal Ensemble Member Jon Steinhagen. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater Adds Douglas Carter Beane Play, Musical by GREAT COMET OF 1812 Creator Dave Malloy to 2015 SeasonLincoln Center Theater Adds Douglas Carter Beane Play, Musical by GREAT COMET OF 1812 Creator Dave Malloy to 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced two new upcoming productions: SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks; and the LCT3 production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, to be directed by Rachel Chavkin. SHOWS FOR DAYS, marks the return of both playwright Douglas Carter Beane (The Nance) and director Jerry Zaks (The House of Blue Leaves, Anything Goes, Six Degrees Of Separation) to Lincoln Center Theater, will begin previews Thursday, June 4 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. PRELUDES, the first musical to be produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, will run from Saturday, May 23 through Sunday, July 19. Opening night is Monday, June 15. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as it begins presenting shows through an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein directs the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He has cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 to 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Isabel Rose Celebrates TROUBLE IN PARADISE Album Release at 54 Below TonightIsabel Rose Celebrates TROUBLE IN PARADISE Album Release at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Isabel Rose, as she celebrates the release of her CD 'Trouble In Paradise.' The album, distributed by RED (a division of Sony Entertainment), is produced by the legendary Bob Rock, and inspired by a time when America was aglow with Kennedy's Camelot by day, and lit by the lights of Rat Pack Vegas by night. Isabel will be performing at 54 Below tonight, October 1st at 9:30pm. (more...)

Sunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway DirectorsSunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014

A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers. (more...)

He's Pulling the Wig Back Down from the Shelf! John Cameron Mitchell to Join HEDWIG on Broadway for 8 Weeks!He's Pulling the Wig Back Down from the Shelf! John Cameron Mitchell to Join HEDWIG on Broadway for 8 Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

It's been rumored since early in the new production's run -- and now it's official! Original star John Cameron Mitchell will return to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch, which they debuted in the 1998 hit Off-Broadway production. Mitchell will step into the role on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre starting Wednesday, January 21 for a strictly limited eight week engagement. Mitchell will join co-star and Tony Award winner Lena Hall who continues with the production as Yitzhak. (more...)

And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opened on October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal Reunite and Sing 'Seasons of Love'STAGE TUBE: Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal Reunite and Sing 'Seasons of Love'
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2014

The Guidance Center of Westchester hosted an exclusive engagement with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, stars from the original cast of RENT, on Monday, October 20th at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck. Click below to watch the pair sing the iconic RENT tune, 'Seasons of Love' live at the show! (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (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 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...)

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...)

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...)

Bathsheba Piepe and Luke Neal Complete Cast of Hampstead Theatre's HELLO/GOODBYEBathsheba Piepe and Luke Neal Complete Cast of Hampstead Theatre's HELLO/GOODBYE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that Shaun Evans and Miranda Raison will be joined by Bathsheba Piepe and Luke Neal to complete the cast of Peter Souter's comedy Hello/Goodbye. (more...)

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the AtlanticI'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce that the world premiere production of Halley Feiffer's play I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, directed by Trip Cullman, has been extended an additional two weeks due to high ticket demand following opening last night to critical acclaim. (more...)

Valerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This SpringValerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 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...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Stockard Channing to Speak at NYPL for the Performing Arts Next MonthIT'S ONLY A PLAY's Stockard Channing to Speak at NYPL for the Performing Arts Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The League of Professional Theatre Women is pleased to present Tony-Award winning actress, STOCKARD CHANNING for the next Oral History interview. CHANNING will sit down with arts journalist PATRICK PACHECO to discuss her fascinating work as a theatre artist. The event will take place on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. (more...)

Jack Gilpin, Ann McDonough & Betty Gilpin to Lead Westport Country Playhouse's PAINTING CHURCHES ReadingJack Gilpin, Ann McDonough & Betty Gilpin to Lead Westport Country Playhouse's PAINTING CHURCHES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

?Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the humorous and poignant "Painting Churches" by Tina Howe, on Monday, February 9, at 7 p.m. A Connecticut theatrical family - Jack Gilpin, his wife Ann McDonough, and their daughter Betty Gilpin, who currently is a leading character in television's "Nurse Jackie" - are cast members. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 SeasonMAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues. (more...)

Simon Shepherd & More Join Felicity Kendal in West End's HAY FEVER; Full Cast AnnouncedSimon Shepherd & More Join Felicity Kendal in West End's HAY FEVER; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 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, 29th April - 1st August 2015. (more...)

Salt Lake Acting Company's NPSS to Continue with HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO, 2/16Salt Lake Acting Company's NPSS to Continue with HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) continues its 20th season of the New Play Sounding Series (NPSS) with a free reading of William Missouri Downs' newest play HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Teresa Sanderson, the reading will feature local actors Daniel Beecher, Terence Goodman, Elise Groves, Jesse Peery, and Susan Dolan Stevens. The NPSS provides an essential testing ground where playwrights see and hear their works in progress and receive insightful feedback from the audience members during a post-play discussion. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/15- John GuareSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/15- John Guare
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2015

Happy Birthday, John Guare! He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees Of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. Guare has also been involved with musical theatre. His libretto with Mel Shapiro for the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona was a success when it premiered in 1971 and was revived in 2005 at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. It won the two men the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. He wrote the songs for Landscape of the Body. In 1999, he revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate for its Broadway revival. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success. (more...)

BWW Interviews: John Cameron Mitchell on Performing HEDWIG for 'Deeply Invested' Audiences & More!BWW Interviews: John Cameron Mitchell on Performing HEDWIG for 'Deeply Invested' Audiences & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2015

Today, John Cameron Mitchell speaks exclusively to BWW about the show's earliest incarnation, its current run and what's in store for a HEDWIG sequel. (more...)

Laura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This SpringLaura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Laura Linney (The Big C, The Savages) and Seth Numrich (AMC's TURN, Broadway: War Horse) will perform in the Geffen Playhouse production of Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species, The Gift). This co-world premiere with Sydney Theatre Company will be directed by Mark Brokaw (Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Lyons) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse from March 6 to April 19, 2015. Opening night is Friday, March 13. (more...)

Anthony Rapp Would Reprise His Role in HEDWIG 'in a Millisecond'Anthony Rapp Would Reprise His Role in HEDWIG 'in a Millisecond'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

A Twitter fan recently asked Anthony Rapp if he would consider reprising his role in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and he gave an enthusiastically affirmative answer. (more...)

JOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterJOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Public Theater begins previews for the New York premiere of JOSEPHINE AND I tonight, February 27. Written by Olivier nominated actress and writer Cush Jumbo, and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, JOSEPHINE AND I runs through Sunday, April 5 at Joe's Pub at The Public, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 10. (more...)

BAD JEWS to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre Next MonthBAD JEWS to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 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, Wednesday 18th March - Saturday 30th May 2015. (more...)

NYPL's Evening with Stockard Channing Tonight Cancelled Due to WeatherNYPL's Evening with Stockard Channing Tonight Cancelled Due to Weather
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The League of Professional Theatre Women has announed that tonight's Oral History interview with Tony-Award winning actress, STOCKARD CHANNING and arts journalist PATRICK PACHECO has been cancelled due to inclement weather. (more...)

George Street Playhouse's Spring 2015 Gala to Honor Marlo Thomas with Arthur Laurents AwardGeorge Street Playhouse's Spring 2015 Gala to Honor Marlo Thomas with Arthur Laurents Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The Board of Trustees and Artistic Director David Saint have chosen noted Actress, Producer, Best-Selling Author and Social Activist Marlo Thomas as the inaugural recipient of the Arthur Laurents Award for Distinguished Artistic Achievement. The award will be bestowed upon Ms. Thomas at the New Brunswick theatre's Annual Gala Benefit, to be held on Sunday, May 3. She joins fellow honoree Stephen Jones, CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Health System, who will be honored with the Thomas H. Kean Arts Advocacy Award. (more...)

Gamm Theatre to Present THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, 3/5-4/5Gamm Theatre to Present THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, 3/5-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) continues its 30th anniversary season with American playwright John Guare's dark comedy The House of Blue Leaves. This multi-award-winning piece of comic chaos by the author of Six Degrees Of Separation is the story of a family so obsessed with fame and the American Dream that its members are incapable of connecting with each other. Fred Sullivan, Jr. directs a crazy cast of characters including a zoo-keeper who aspires to be a songwriter (Tom Gleadow) and his wife who won't leave the house (Jeanine Kane) in a production that is by turns laughable, thought-provoking and deeply moving. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/13/2015 - THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ON THE 20TH CENTURY, Valentine's Day and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/13/2015 - THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ON THE 20TH CENTURY, Valentine's Day and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 13, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY begins tonight, THE LAST FIVE YEARS movie debuts and Broadway's THE AUDIENCE starts on Valentine's Day! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/13/15- Stockard ChanningSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/13/15- Stockard Channing
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2015

Happy Birthday Stockard Channing! In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Musical, working with playwright John Guare. She also appeared on Broadway in 1973 in a supporting role in No Hard Feelings. In 1978, at the age of 33, she took on the role of high school teenager Betty Rizzo in the hit musical Grease. Additional Broadway credits include: They're Playing Our Song, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees Of Separation, Woman in Mind, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and The Lion in Winter. She is currently starrign on Broadway in Other Desert Cities at the Booth Theatre. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Continues Season with STUPID F**KING BIRDSan Francisco Playhouse Continues Season with STUPID F**KING BIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse continues its twelfth season with the regional premiere of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird-irreverently based on Anton Chekov's The Seagull-directed by Susi Damilano. (more...)

Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie will be featured in the cast of 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...)

JOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Later This Month at The Public TheaterJOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Later This Month at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of JOSEPHINE AND I on Friday, February 27. Written by Olivier nominated actress and writer Cush Jumbo, and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, JOSEPHINE AND I runs through Sunday, April 5 at Joe's Pub at The Public, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 10. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

On Friday, March 6, noted arranger Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook showmanship to the Schimmel Center at Pace University in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Irving Berlin. Hailed by George Gershwin as 'the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,' the legendary Irving Berlin composed some of the most influential and widely-known songs ever written, many of which have come to form the Great American Songbook. Fred Barton now brings the power of Berlin's Broadway sound front and center, with a hot 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 17 Broadway singers and dancers, and direction and choreography by Jason Wise. (more...)

Michael C. Hall & More to be Honored at National Corporate Theatre Fund's Awards GalaMichael C. Hall & More to be Honored at National Corporate Theatre Fund's Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 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...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present Reading of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, 12/15Westport Country Playhouse to Present Reading of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Agatha Christie's classic whodunit, 'The Mousetrap,' will be presented as a Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, December 15, at 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $15 each. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Crash Courses in Artistic Greatness from ART IN TIME and THE 21ST-CENTURY ART BOOKBWW Reviews: Crash Courses in Artistic Greatness from ART IN TIME and THE 21ST-CENTURY ART BOOK
by Patrick Kennedy - Dec 18, 2014

Two new books offer essential additions to any art lover's personal collection. (more...)

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