Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance Set for bergenPAC, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance, Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:30PM. Purchase tickets to see the next generation of dance at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/21/2015 - Rumer Joins CHICAGO, Rees Remembered and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 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: Rumer becomes 'Roxie' on Broadway, the community remembers Roger Rees, and more! (more...)

Temple Theaters Opens with Lynn Nottage's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2016

Temple Theaters opens its 49th anniversary season with Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynne Nottage. Directed by Lee Kenneth Richardson, this memory play is a thought-provoking coming-of-age story set in 1950s New York City. Featuring a small cast of undergraduate and graduate student actors the production runs September 21 - October 2 in Temple University's Randall Theater. (more...)

Temple Theaters Present FOR COLORED GIRLS, Now thru 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Temple University's Temple Theaters opens its 48th season with Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, directed by Lee Kenneth Richardson, with a cast of talented undergraduate students. The historic and groundbreaking drama runs tonight, September 16 - September 24 in the Randall Theater. (more...)

Temple Theaters to Welcome Ntozake Shange & Oz Scott, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Temple Theaters, with Temple University's Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts, welcomes playwright Nzotake Shange and Broadway director Oz Scott to the Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC) on Sunday, September 20 at 4:00 pm. In a free and public event moderated by Temple professor Lee Kenneth Richardson, the two African American artists will discuss development of Shange's groundbreaking drama for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Continue Season with YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You, continuing Northlight's 41st Season. You Can't Take It With You, directed by Devon de Mayo, runs November 6 - December 13, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohème. Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bohemian artists to mid-20th century student artists on the brink of social change, thisBohème opens BLO's French-influenced 2015/2016 Season and runs tonight, October 2, through October 11, 2015 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Host 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University (John Culbert, Dean) is pleased to present The 2015 Awards for Excellence in the Arts gala on Monday, November 9, 2015, in the Atlantic Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. The Radisson Blu is located at 221 North Columbus Drive. The event will begin with a 6 PM cocktail reception, followed by dinner and program at 7 PM, and will conclude with a dessert reception. (more...)

California Repertory Company to Present FAR AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

CSULB Theatre Arts Department's California Repertory Company is thrilled to present Far Away, written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing Friday, November 12th through December 5th, Far Away is a timely and thought-provoking work set in a government-controlled dystopia, following a young woman as she becomes an adult and struggles to understand the world around her. (more...)

Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins & Sy Smith to Join The New York Pops for 'Sophisticated Ladies' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

On November 13, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Sophisticated Ladies, featuring Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith. The concert commemorates the centennial year of the birth of Billie Holiday and also celebrates other groundbreaking icons of American popular song, from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughan to Dinah Washington. (more...)

Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance Set for bergenPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance, tonight, November 4, 2015 at 7:30PM. Purchase tickets to see the next generation of dance at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Harlem Production of SOUL NATIVITY Travels to British Virgin Islands
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

Performances of the Harlem School of the Arts critically acclaimed Soul Nativity returns to The Herb Alpert Center this holiday season! Conceived and directed by HSA's Artistic Director, Alfred Preisser and HSA Prep Director Tracy Johnson, Soul Nativity 2015 is a Gospel extravaganza featuring song, dance, and comedy that explores the story of the Nativity through a modern interpretation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith Lead NY Pops' SOPHISTICATED LADIES at Carnegie Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 14, 2015

Last night, November 13, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with SOPHISTICATED LADIES, featuring Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage with Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith at Carnegie Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 14, 2015

Last night, November 13, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with SOPHISTICATED LADIES, featuring Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith. Check out some backstage shots from the performance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside SOPHISTICATED LADIES After-Party with Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, Sy Smith, and More
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 14, 2015

Last night, November 13, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with SOPHISTICATED LADIES, featuring Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith. Go inside the after-party with us through the photos below! (more...)

Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins & Sy Smith Join New York Pops for 'Sophisticated Ladies' Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Tonight, November 13, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with SOPHISTICATED LADIES, featuring Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre School at DePaul Honors GOTTA DANCE Star Andre De Shields in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

In Chicago last night (November 9), two-time Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Andre De Shields was honored by The Theatre School at DePaul University with the 2015 Award for Excellence in the Arts. The 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts Gala, which also honored Broadway In Chicago President Lou Raizin and Theatre School alumna Karen Aldridge, was held in the Atlantic Ballroom of the Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

Andre De Shields to Guest Star in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors George C. Wolfe with Monte Cristo Award!
by Walter McBride - May 10, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual MonteCristo Award ceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe on Monday night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage.  (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations this week, starting today, March 31st, and continuing tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, in New York City. (more...)

20th Annual IRNE Awards Nominees Are Announced - A.R.T.'s THE GREAT COMET, NICE WORK at Ogunquit, BILLY ELLIOT at NSMT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 20th Annual IRNE Awards, which honors the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. (more...)

BWW Review: BOOTYCANDY: Shock Therapy
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 18, 2016

The New England premiere of Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at SpeakEasy Stage Company is based on the author's own experiences of growing up black and gay in America. Similar in structure and tone to The Colored Museum, it is a series of loosely connected vignettes that rely on humor and satire to confront racial, sexual, and cultural stereotypes. Summer L. Williams directs an outstanding cast of five actors who portray nearly two dozen characters. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Make 42West Solo Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Eighteen year Broadway veteran Rema Webb, will bring her critically acclaimed one-woman show Children Will Listen to 42West for a one-night only engagement.  With original direction by Pittsburgh native and Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) and presented by Rashad V. Chambers and Jacob Langfelder, Children Will Listen will be performed on Monday, April 25th at 7:30PM. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Conclude 2016 Season with A KID LIKE JAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Second Thought Theatre brings its thrilling 2016 season to a close with the area premiere of A Kid Like Jake, by Daniel Pearle. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Host Benefit Peformance of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND in Support of Chicago Artist Sam Roberson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater will host a special benefit performance of The House That Will Not Stand by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by VG Artistic Director Chay Yew, in support of Congo Square Theatre's Artistic Director Sam G. Roberson, Jr. on June 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Victory Gardens will donate fifty percent of the proceeds from the performance to assist Roberson with housing, food and medical care as he waits for a heart and kidney transplant. The evening will include a pre-show reception starting at 6:30 pm to celebrate Sam followed by the performance at 7:30 pm. Tickets for this performance can be purchased at www.victorygradens.org or by calling the box office at 773.871.3000. Victory Gardens Theater is located at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Additional donations to support Roberson can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/samgjr. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Open Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2016-2017 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim's stunning masterpiece about love, inspiration, and "the art of making art." Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music) will direct. Performances will run September 9 - October 16, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Harbor Lights Theater Company to Partake in PROJECT 1VOICE/1PLAY/1DAY 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

 The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, is pleased to announce  their participation in 'Project 1Voice/1Play/1Day 2016' by staging the  30th Anniversary Staged Reading of The Colored Museum, on June 20th  at 7 p.m. at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, Building P, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York.  (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Andre DeShields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Heads to Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kim Lawson and Donica Lynn. CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. runs August 25, 26 and 27, 2016 at 8pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Helm Huntington Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Tony Award winner Billy Porter will return to the Huntington to direct next seasons Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. Mr. Porter directed the Huntington's 2015 production of George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum and is currently performing on Broadway in Wolfe's production of Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Topdog/Underdog will perform March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the BU Theatre/Avenue of the Arts. (more...)

MEMPHIS Opens 1/22 at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

St. Petersburg City Theatre continues its 91st Mainstage Season, presented by Raymond James, with MEMPHIS, THE MUSICAL, winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical.  Preview on January 21, 2016 at 8pm. Opening night is January 22 and the production runs through February 7. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Join Jennifer Holliday for 42West Concert Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Jacob Langfelder in partnership with Arts-For-All, Jill Bernard and Rashad Chambers will present a one night only concert featuring TONY and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday along with the TONY Winning star of the upcoming Roundabout Theatre production of She Loves Me, Laura Benanti and The Color Purple¹s Rema Webb.  (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Join Jennifer Holliday for Concert at 42West
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

acob Langfelder in partnership with Arts-For-All, Jill Bernard and Rashad Chambers will present a one night only concert featuring TONY and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday along with The Color Purple¹s Rema Webb.  Julie (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG Director George C. Wolfe to be Honored at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced that award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe will receive the 16th Monte Cristo Award.  (more...)

They're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 10, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Turns Out for André De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld has your inside look at Chicago's celebration for Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens! Check out photos below! (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From the heat of urban insurrection in Baltimore, Maryland to the incandescent glare of New York's Great White Way, 'Jelly Belly' has many stories to tell. Through song, dance, and spoken word, join Victory Gardens Theater's Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow Andre De Shields in this riveting solo-performance as we follow this adventure from inner city impoverishment to self-actualization. BroadwayWorld has your first look below! Check it out! (more...)

Cast Announced for Pulse Theatre Company's Production of THE COLORED MUSEUM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Pulse Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast of its production of The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe, September 23- October 23, 2016 at eta Creative Arts Foundation. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., are presenting CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by two-time Tony nominee and Emmy winner Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson Jr. and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. (more...)

VIDEO: Legendary Andre De Shields in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens Theater
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016

The dynamic actor, singer and dancer Andre De Shields opened last night at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N. Lincoln Avenue) in his own new play, CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of André De Shields in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P.
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., are presenting CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Broadway and Chicago star Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (more...)

Andre De Shields' New Work CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Comes to Victory Gardens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present Confessions of a P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. Confessions of a P.I.M.P. runs August 26, 27 at 8pm and August 28 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Single Tickets for Huntington's 35th Anniversary Season Go On Sale Tuesday, August 2nd.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Single tickets to the Huntington Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season will go on sale to the general public at midnight on Tuesday, August 2. (more...)

BWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For Recognition
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The director/bookwriter tells the story of a groundbreaking 1921 musical that has since been reduced to a footnote. (more...)

Original DREAMGIRLS Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday Reunite for BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert in L.A., 7/10
by Adam Jay - Apr 27, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents in association with Ronn Goswick has announced a Broadway Under the Stars special event, a one-night-only concert starring the original Dreamgirls - Independent Spirit Award-winner Sheryl Lee Ralph, Emmy Award-winner Loretta Devine, and Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Holliday in conversation and song. The curtain will rise at 8pm on Sunday, July 10 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Additional performers will be announced soon.  (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Bring CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42West
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Eighteen-year Broadway veteran Rema Webb, currently on the Great White Way in THE COLOR PURPLE, will bring her critically acclaimed one-woman show CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42West for a one-night only engagement.  (more...)

2016 IRNE Awards Winners Announced - THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Jessie Mueller in WAITRESS, Abby Mueller in BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The 20th Annual Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards were held on April 11 at the Holiday Inn Boston/Brookline. Founded by Beverly Creasey of the Journal Newspapers and Larry Stark of the TheaterMirror in 1997, the IRNE Awards recognize the extraordinary wealth of talent in the Boston theatre community.  (more...)

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