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A home run Broadway hit, Ruchard Greenberg's witty, passionate and patriotic look at the "great American pasttime" sneaks a peak into that most exclusive of boys' clubs: the locker room of a major league ball team. When the NY Empires' star player comes out to the press with a closely held secret, assumptions are challenged, tradition is upended, friendships are tested, and the question of what it is to be American is explored in a naked and unflinchingly honest way.


Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Public Theater's MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet officially opens at the The Public Theater's Shiva Theater tonight, September 22, for a run through Sunday, October 9.  (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

WICKED to Hold Day-Of Ticket Lottery at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) with performances from Today, September 21 - Saturday, October 8, 2016. In Providence, WICKED is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Pulitzer Finalist Richard Greenberg to Sign, Discuss Essay Collection at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (The Assembled Parties, Take Me Out, Three Days Of Rain) for a discussion and signing celebrating his new essay collection, Rules For Others To Live By, on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 5:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews. "Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of the 1940s.  I have been wanting director Michael Matthews to direct at the Playhouse for so long and think this is the perfect show for his unique vision.  Our audiences and subscribers are in for a hilarious and wild ride," says Wareham.  BILLY & RAY will begin previews on Wednesday, October 5; will open on Sunday, October 9 and will run through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

Wendie Malick Leads LA Play Reading of New Circumcision Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

The new Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin play, Knife to the Heart, a comedy about circumcision, will hold a private reading on October 16, 2016, at Los Angeles's Lex Theatre. The cast for the reading will include Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland), Todd Sherry (Parks & Recreation), Katie Walder (How I Met Your Mother), and Josh Zuckerman (Desperate Housewives). Michael Matthews will direct. (more...)

Photo Flash: HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opens at The Armory on Friday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Portland Center Stage at The Armory debuts its new Northwest Stories series with Jeanne Sakata's Hold These Truths, a play inspired by the life of civil rights hero Gordon Hirabayashi, a Seattle native who was posthumously awarded the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Hold These Truths opens in the Ellyn Bye Studio on October 7, with previews beginning October 1 and performances running through November 13. Hold These Truths will be directed by Jessica Kubzansky, who directed the world premiere at East West Players in Los Angeles. Actor Ryun Yu, who originated the role of Hirabayashi at East West Players, will once again play the role in Portland. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Hilarious Comedy BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews. "Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of the 1940s.  I have been wanting director Michael Matthews to direct at the Playhouse for so long and think this is the perfect show for his unique vision.  Our audiences and subscribers are in for a hilarious and wild ride," says Wareham.  BILLY & RAY will begin previews onToday, October 5; will open on Sunday, October 9 and will run through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

New Consumer Research Report Shows Cord Cutting is the Way of the Future
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

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Tony Winner Denis O'Hare Set for THIS IS US Multi-Episode Story Arc
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Tony Award winner and AMERICAN HORROR STORY actor Denis O'Hare has booked a multi-episode guest starring appearance on NBC's new hit drama series THIS IS US.  (more...)

Pulitzer Finalist Richard Greenberg Signs, Discusses Essay Collection Today at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The Drama Book Shop welcomes Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (The Assembled Parties, Take Me Out, Three Days Of Rain) for a discussion and signing celebrating his new essay collection, Rules For Others To Live By, tonight, October 3rd, 2016 at 5:00pm. (more...)

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

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

'Scrooge In Rouge' Brings Holiday Merriment To Richmond Triangle Players
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players ushers in the holiday season with the wackiest take on the classic Dickens story you have ever seen. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of Obie and Lucille Lortel Award-Winning AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Lantern Theater Company continues its 2016/17 season with the Philadelphia premiere of An Iliad, written by Lisa Peterson and Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare and based on Robert Fagles' acclaimed translation of Homer's Iliad. M. Craig Getting directs a cast that includes Barrymore Award-winners Peter DeLaurier and Liz Filios; Filios also serves as co-composer, working with sound designer Michael Hahn to create the evocative original music that scores the production. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

WICKED Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Winter Run at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Broadway's biggest blockbuster returns to Orlando this winter. Wicked will fly into Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts's Walt Disney Theater from January 11 - 29, 2017. Tickets are on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jef Flores Talks Jonathan Larson, 'Profitable Creativity' & More
by Jude Cartalaba - Oct 19, 2016

Jef Flores, the lead star of 9 Works Theatrical's production of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM!, totally relates to Jon, the character he's currently playing. Jon is an aspiring Broadway musical composer who's worried about the career choices he made especially now he's turning 30. (more...)

BWW Review: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Thrills TPAC Audience on Opening Night in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 19, 2016

It's hard to believe that Jonathan Larson's epic rock musical masterpiece, Rent, debuted on Broadway, making headlines around the world, winning the Pulitzer Prize and bringing a whole new generation of audiences to the theater 20 years ago. Larson who died just prior to the show's 1996 off-Broadway opening didn't live to see the acclaim with which his musical - based upon Puccini's La Boheme - was greeted, but if we believe in such things, we may rest assured that since his untimely demise he has watched over Rent's evolution, which includes the 20th Anniversary production now touring the country in an astounding revival which reaffirms its place among the very best of American musical theater. (more...)

SMASH Star Wesley Taylor to Ascend to Heaven in AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash', will play God in the new comedy AN ACT OF GOD making its Denver debut at the Garner Galleria Theatre starting October 15. (more...)

MAD MEL AND THE MARRADIANS Premiere Scheduled for 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Just in time for the 2016 presidential election -- which some people believe features aliens as candidates -- acclaimed audio drama producer-director Mike Sargent is bringing Gary Morgenstein's four-part sci-fi political series Mad Mel and the Marradians to radio. Episode one is available at madmelsavestheworld.com beginning Saturday, October 15. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/1/2016
by - Oct 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/1/2016. (more...)

Classic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab in association with Marc L. Bailin, will present staged readings of Nutcracker! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson, music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, with arrangements and additional music by Bruce Kieslieng and Peter Rigano. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

'A sardonic, merrily subversive tale-just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed. Worth more than a photo album full of Santas!' NY Newsday (more...)

Cast Announced for Midwest Premiere of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Raven Theatre Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle has announced a "blended family" of new and familiar Raven faces for the company's Midwest premiere of The Assembled Parties, which in 2013 earned a 2013 Tony® Award nomination for Best Play. The play by Richard Greenberg, author of Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain and many other plays, will open on Raven Theatre's East Stage under Estle's direction on Tuesday, January 31, following previews from January 25 - 30, 2017. (more...)

THE BABYLON LINE Author, Director to Continue Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and theatergoers, continues on Thursday, December 1 at 6pm, with THE BABYLON LINE author Richard Greenberg and director Terry Kinney. They will be interviewed by LCT Dramaturg Anne Cattaneo. (more...)

THE BABYLON LINE Begins Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater presents Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). The production, directed by Terry Kinney, features Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser, and Frank Wood, and begins performances tonight, November 10. Opening night is Monday, December 5. (more...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Actors Co-op Present the Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

WICKED Returns to the Historic Orpheum Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Minneapolis' most popular musical, will return as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season April 12-May 14 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue., Minneapolis). (more...)

WICKED Will Fly Back to the Windy City Next Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Chicago's most popular musical, will return to Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) during the holiday season for a limited seven-week engagement Dec. 6, 2017- Jan. 21, 2018. (more...)

Lionsgate Teams with Executive Producer Jeff Apploff to Develop Nonscripted Series and Formats
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Reflecting the continued growth of its programming business, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) has formed a joint venture with renowned executive producer Jeff Apploff to create original nonscripted series and formats for Lionsgate Television (more...)

WICKED to Turn Orlando Into the Emerald City; $25 Ticket Lottery Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for Wicked, which is returning to Orlando with performances from January 11 - 29, 2017 in the Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center. (more...)

Mixed Blood Theatre presents the World Premiere of SAFE AT HOME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Mixed Blood Theatre today announced the cast for SAFE AT HOME-a site specific theatrical event performed at CHS Field in St. Paul. Directed by Mixed Blood Artistic Director Jack Reuler and featuring 18 actors, this 9-scene thriller uses baseball to examine flawed US immigration policies, racial politics, America's obsession with celebrity, and the collision of personal ethics with massive entertainment and media dollars.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for WICKED's Spring Run at Shea's
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

After breaking box office records and selling out in 2008 & 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return as a 2016-17 Special Engagement to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, May 17 - June 4, 2017 for 24 performances, presented by Shea's and Albert Nocciolino. Press Night will be Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Parody Extends in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Due to overwhelming audience response, Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association with Lang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre, announced today the extension of the San Francisco premiere of SILENCE! The Musical - the "subversively funny and deliciously tasty" award-winning musical parody of "The Silence of the Lambs." Originally scheduled to close on Saturday, February 25, tickets are now on-sale through Saturday, March 18.  (more...)

Cast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 'play that changed American theater forever' (New York Times) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for the first time ever this spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: Passionate Play 33 VARIATIONS Takes Off in LA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moisés Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Raven Theatre Company Slates Audience Engagement Events for THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A series of five audience engagement events for Raven Theatre's Midwest premiere of Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties has been announced by the company. (more...)

Steven Barkhimer and Paula Plum to Star in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast & creative team for Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, directed by Scott Edmiston, running January 13 - February 12, 2016. (more...)

Classic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab in association with Marc L. Bailin, are presenting readings of Nutcracker! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson, music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, with arrangements and additional music by Bruce Kieslieng and Peter Rigano. (more...)

Steven J. Burge to Play Heavenly Father After Wesley Taylor Departs AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash,' will play God through January 22. Steven J. Burge will assume the role of God starting January 24. (more...)

Busby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

'BUSBY BERKELEY,' a nine-day festival spotlighting the early movie musical trailblazer famous for his eye-popping kaleidoscopic production numbers, will run at Film Forum from Wednesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 15. (more...)

BWW Interview: FUN HOME's Kate Shindle
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 18, 2016

FUN HOME and Kate Shindle have more than a couple things in common. A lengthy conversation with her in Minneapolis and the show both provide a lot of food for thought. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 15, 2016

The 2016 ASCAP FOUNDATION HONORS were given out last night at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Allan Knee & Robby Haltiwanger Talk THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Workshop Theater's (312 W 36th Street) return engagement of The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit, by popular demand, is set to play through Sunday, December, 18, 2016. Featuring a book by Allan Knee (Little Women) with music and lyrics by Andre Catrini, The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit is a musical coming of age story that begins ten years after Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Theatre Nova Adds Leadership Positions to Management Team for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor's professional playwrights' theater, now finishing up its second year of operations, is proud to announce additions to its leadership team. Founding Artistic Director, Carla Milarch, will be joined by Diane Hill and David Wolber who will both serve as Producing Artistic Directors. These experienced administrators will join the existing Theatre Nova team of Daniel C. Walker, Becky Fox, and Emilio Rodriguez in their quest to establish the group as a major theatre destination. The new, expanded team is excited to help lead the organization forward and is preparing for a number of new and exciting developments including announcing a "Supra-Season," establishing a season subscription program, continuing to improve the facility, and announcing special partnerships in the community. Theatre Nova is making a name for hot-off-the-press new works, with plays such as the new musical "Irrational" by David Wells and R. MacKenzie Lewis, and local playwright Kim Carney's poignant new work, "Katherine," along with "Mr. Joy" by Daniel Beaty, all recent critical and box office hits. (more...)

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