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Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update 11/29 - Alyssa Gorgone Dominates!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Rhode Island! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Star Returns to Look Forward To- Anthony Rapp
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2013

A slew of Broadway favorites will return to Broadway in the upcoming theatre season, including Anthony Rapp, who will star in IF/THEN (set to open at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on March 27, 2014). (more...)

BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Update 11/24 - Alyssa Gorgone, David De Almo Take Early Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2013

Voting is now underway for Rhode Island! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

'Always Something Left to Love...' Meet the Full Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 7, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow night, Saturday, March 8, for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Stella Adler's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION to Open 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

STELLA ADLER LAB THEATRE has announced its opening production for the 2014 Season. John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation to be directed by Academy Award winner Milton Justice. Justice directed the critically acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot, which opened the Lab Theatre last fall. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present JACKIE & ME, 4/8-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Jackie & Me, by Steven Dietz, adapted from the novel by Dan Gutman, and directed by John Jenkins, as the final production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. This production opens Tuesday, April 8, and runs through Saturday, May 10, 2014, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM, and Saturdays at 2 PM. Friday performances will be held on May 2 and 9 (10 AM). A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on May 4. There will be no Saturday performance on May 3. (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Company of IF/THEN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 4, 2014

IF/THEN, starring Idina Menzel (aka 'Adele Dazeem'), begins previews tomorrow, March 5, and officially opens on March 30 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, plus watch interviews and footage of the company performing in last month's NYC fan concert of the musical! (more...)

IF/THEN's Anthony Rapp Sounds Off on 'Critical Confusion'
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 31, 2014

His blog begins 'So the longer I'm in this business, the more I'm seeing wildly divergent critical responses to the work I do or am involved in. If/Then is just the latest example.' He goes on to explain that 'Here's what I know about If/Then: the audience response has been electric every night. I'm not in any way suggesting it is perfect, but I have never been one who's longed for perfection as an audience member. I've longed for intelligence, heart, honesty, good taste, edge, and authenticity. And I do believe our show has all of those things in spades.' (more...)

All in the Family... Meet the Full Cast of MOTHERS AND SONS, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2014

Mothers and Sons, the new play by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tyne Daly, opens tomorrow, March 24, 2014 at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. Also in the cast are Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, and Grayson Taylor. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interview swith the cast below! (more...)

2014 New Voices Project Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Looking for the next Sondheim -- or we should say Bobby Lopez (who wrote 'Frozen' and 'The Book of Mormon')...? Maybe the newest voice in musical theatre just won the 2014 New Voices Project, sponsored by New Musicals Initiative in Los Angeles. Three talented young musical theatre writers will have selections from their new musicals showcased as part of the New Musical Initiative's annual GOT MUSICAL concert at the Colony Theatre in Burbank on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (more...)

New Works by John Guare & Neil LaBute Set for Nuyorican Poets Cafe Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

New dramatic works by Tony-winning playwright John Guare (House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation) and dramatist, screenwriter and film director Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, The Shape of Things and Reasons to be Pretty) highlight a three-night festival of new short plays and monologues at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 East 3rd Street). Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Cafe's literacy and afterschool programs, which serve thousands of students from disadvantaged communities. (more...)

Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow night, March 20 and will open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the latest TV spot for the production! (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances tomorrow, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Scroll down to learn more about the Bullets Over Broadway company, and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and Roxanne Hart to Star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT at Pasadena Playhouse, 3/18-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and RoxAnne Hart to star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT by NoŽl Coward, the fifth production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. A SONG AT TWILIGHT is performed March 18 to April 13; the press opening is Sunday, March 23. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/05/2014
by BWW - Jan 5, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/05/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

Theatre in the Round to Present SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, 1/10-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

Inspired by a true story, this play follows the trail of a young black con man who charms his way into the lives of a wealthy New York couple. He first appears on their doorstep wounded, saying he's just been mugged in Central Park, and introduces himself as a friend of their children at Harvard - and the son of movie star Sidney Poitier. Intelligent, funny, at times disturbing, this comedy-drama is a compelling evening of theatre and was named by the New York Drama Critics' Circle as Best New Play of the Year. (more...)

Ronald Guttman, Susi Damilano and Stacy Ross to Star in San Francisco Playhouse's BAUER, 3/18-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse presents the world premiere commission of Bauer by Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

2013 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Winners Announced - BLONDES Rule!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 24, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Rhode Island winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Tina Benko, Michael Esper and More Join MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for the upcoming world premiere production of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mediocre and Missing a Few Degrees, TRP's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by Noah Lee Jordan - Jan 20, 2014

It's a very lively crowd for a Sunday matinee but Theatre in the Round Players have quite a loyal following, so I'm not surprised. Just before the lights fade to black, I hear it and it was that moment I should've immediately knocked on wood. 'You can't go wrong with this theatre,' says a man to my right---famous last words. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/19/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/12/2014
by BWW - Jan 12, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/12/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of MTC's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by Meet the Cast - Jan 12, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) will present Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR will run at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street) with previews beginning Friday, January 3, 2014 for a Thursday, January 23, 2014 opening night. The cast will feature Tony Award winner Brian F. O'Byrne, Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, Peter Maloney, and Dearbhla Molloy. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Opens Tonight at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Actor's Express has announced Six Degrees of Separation, by John Guare, directed by Freddie Ashley. The production opens tonight, January 11, 2013, 8pm curtain. (more...)

Theatre in the Round Presents SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare in weekend performances today, January 10 - February 2, 2014. (more...)

Square One Theatre Continues 24th Season with TIME STANDS STILL, 2/28-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2014

Square One Theatre's second production of its 24th Anniversary Season is Time Stands Still, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies,described as warm, funny and humane and is acknowledged as one of his best plays. (more...)

Jessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More Star in STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons; Previews Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere production of STAGE KISS, a new play marking the eagerly-awaited return of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room...) to the theater company. Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar at PH; the current Marie Antoinette, Orlando, The Scene, Luck of the Irish), the production begins previews this evening, February 7 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Sunday, March 2 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, March 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/5- John Guare
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2014

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...)

Photo Blast From The Past: Frederick Weller
by Walter McBride - Feb 28, 2014

Today, we're featuring Frederick Weller, circa 1994. Weller is currently starring alongside Tyne Daly and Bobby Steggert in Mothers and Sons at the Golden Theatre. Additional Broadway credits include: Glengarry Glen Ross (Ensemble Drama Desk Award); Take Me Out (Drama Desk nomination);Seascape; The Rehearsal; The Little Foxes; Six Degrees of Separation. Off-Broadway: Reasons to Be Happy; Still Life;In a Dark, Dark House; Some Men (Drama Desk nomination); Mother Courage; Take Me Out; The Shape of Things(Lucille Lortel nomination); Curtains (Ensemble Obie Award); The Country Club; Plunge. London: The Shape of Things; Take Me Out. Film: When Will I Be Loved; The Shape of Things; The Business of Strangers; Stonewall. TV: 'In Plain Sight' (series regular) & many guest spots. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Adam Kantor & Preston Sadleir Perform Zack Zadek's 'Something There'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 23, 2014

What happens when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak discuss a groundbreaking idea? That's what composer Zack Zadek explores in the song 'Something There' from his musical The Crazy Ones. Adam Kantor and Preston Sadleir brought this song to life at our concert at Joe's Pub - check out their performance below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Present World Premiere of BAUER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse presents the world premiere commission of Bauer by Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/13- Stockard Channing
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2014

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...)

LUCKY GUY's Courtney B. Vance to Co-Star in ABC Medical Pilot WARRIORS
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Deadline reports that Courtney B. Vance, who just starred on Broadway in Lucky Guy opposite Tom Hanks, has joined the cast of ABC's medical drama pilot WARRIORS. He will co-star alongside Eloise Mumford. (more...)

GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville, to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios from Dec 9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Director Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS, running at The Almeida Theatre now through 23 November, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios beginning 9 December 2013, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Circle Circle dot dot to Open BEARDED World Premiere, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Bearded, written by Katherine Harroff and directed by Patrick Kelly, will be presented by Circle Circle dot dot at The 10th Avenue Theatre, oepning December 6th, 2013 and running through December 21st, 2013. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update 12/6 - David De Almo Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Voting is now underway for Rhode Island! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - James Shelton Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Rhode Island! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION to Open 1/11 at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Actor's Express has announced Six Degrees of Separation, by John Guare, directed by Freddie Ashley. The production opens on Saturday night, January 11, 2013, 8pm curtain, preview performances are January 9 and 10, and the ever-popular pay-what-you-want sneak peek, "Director's Rough Cut", is Wednesday, January 8. The outstanding cast is led by Mary Lynn Owen and Doyle Reynolds as the affluent couple, and Jason-Jaml Ligon as Paul, the con artist. Complete cast list below. Three-show passes are available for the remainder of the company's season (and they make GREAT gifts!). Single tickets for Six Degrees are on sale now at the box office (404-607-7469) or online at www.actors-express.com. Preview tickets are $15, and single tickets start at $26; student and senior discounts available. Actor's Express is located at 887 W. Marietta Street, Suite J-107, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. The King Plow Arts Center parking lot construction is expected to wrap up prior to Opening Night. The new deck will have a fee for parking. An updated media advisory will be sent prior to Opening to confirm whether or not the new deck is open and at what rate. Please visit the website and click on PLAN YOUR VISIT for up-to-the-minute information. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Karen Wyman Becomes Cabaret's Comeback Queen With 'Second Time Around' at Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 21, 2013

In 1969, at age 16, Bronx-born Karen Wyman became a singing sensation appearing on TV with Dean Martin, The Ed Sullivan Show, and The Tonight Show, and cutting two albums. A few years later she suddenly quit singing professionally to raise a family. Now, she's back and as she proved with her new show at the Metropolitan Room, she's as good as ever. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - James Shelton Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Rhode Island! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

James Eckhouse to Join Bryan Cranston in Broadway's ALL THE WAY as 'Robert McNamara'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Louise Gund have announced that James Eckhouse, most recently seen in the world premiere of Jane Anderson's 'The Escort' at The Geffen Playhouse and best known for playing Jim Walsh on the original 'Beverly Hills 90210', will play the role of Robert McNamara in the Broadway bound production of ALL THE WAY by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle). (more...)

Rhode Island Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/15 - Blondes on Top!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

Voting is now underway for Rhode Island! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Seattle Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/14 - Can Alyssa Gorgone Be Beat?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Voting is now underway for Rhode Island! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Fiona Shaw Stars in US Debut of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at BAM, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, composed by Mel Mercier, with lighting design by Jean Kalman and Mike Gunning, set design by Chloe Obolensky and choreography by Kim Brandstrup, will play the BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St), tonight, December 10 - 22, 2013 as part of the Next Wave Festival. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Richard Eyre's GHOSTS to Continue West End Theatre Series at Cinemas Across the UK and Ireland, June 26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The WEST END THEATRE SERIES is delighted to announce its third title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts. The Almeida Theatre production will be screened in over 200 cinemas across the UK and Ireland for one night only, Thursday 26 June '14 (www.westendtheatreseries.com). (more...)

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