Brandon Victor Dixon, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus and Karen Olivo as Penelope. (more...)

Capitol Center for the Arts Sets MET: Live in HD Screenings for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

The Capitol Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that it will present 11 productions in next season's Met: Live in HD series, beginning with Verdi's Il Trovatore on Saturday, October 3, at 12:55pm. Single tickets for this series are on sale now for $26 Adults; $22 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $15 Students. Season subscriptions are also available at $234 Adults; $198 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $135 students. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham and Lucas Caleb Rooney Open Youth Theater Center in Madagascar
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Broadway actors Bryce Pinkham, who recently resumed his Tony-nominated role in the Tony award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, and Lucas Caleb Rooney, who recently starred in Classic Stage Company's production of Doctor Faustus, have secured a home for their non-profit organization, Zara Aina, in Madagascar.? (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More to Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), October 2-24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

Stanton Case and More Set for Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will commemorate the centennial year of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) with one of his last works, BROKEN GLASS, helmed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing October 6 - 24. Set in 1938 Brooklyn at the time of Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the powerful drama incites a dangerous game of concealment, suspicion, and lies. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT, Premiering Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), now through October 24. Opening Night is tonight, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse commemorates the centennial year of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) with one of his last works, BROKEN GLASS, helmed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing now through October 24. Set in 1938 Brooklyn at the time of Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the powerful drama incites a dangerous game of concealment, suspicion, and lies. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stanton Case and More Set for Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS, Beginning Tonight at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will commemorate the centennial year of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) with one of his last works, BROKEN GLASS, helmed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing tonight, October 6 - 24. Set in 1938 Brooklyn at the time of Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the powerful drama incites a dangerous game of concealment, suspicion, and lies. (more...)

Olivier Winner Conleth Hill to Join Frances McDormand in Berkeley Rep's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that Olivier Award-winning actor Conleth Hill, accomplished on both stage and screen, will play the title role opposite Frances McDormand in a new production of Macbeth directed by Daniel Sullivan, opening in February 2016. (more...)

Broadway's Peter Gallagher Appears in Recurring Role on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE, Starting Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2015

Peter Gallagher appears in the recurring role of lawyer Ethan Carver on the new season of CBS's THE GOOD WIFE. Get a sneak peek at left! (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Broadway's Peter Gallagher to Appear in Recurring Role on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Peter Gallagher will appear in the recurring role of lawyer Ethan Carver on the new season of CBS's THE GOOD WIFE. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, October 2, through October 24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

Broadway's Peter Gallagher to Guest Star on FOX's NEW GIRL
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Broadway's Peter Gallagher will guest star as the father of Schmidt, portrayed by Max Greenfield. (more...)

Broadway's Peter Gallagher to Reprise CENTER STAGE Film Role for Lifetime Sequel
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Deadline reports that Peter Gallagher, who most recently starred on Broadway in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, will rerpise his role of Jonathan Reeves in an all-new CENTER STAGE installment, subtitled 'Dance Camp' (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Matt Bogart, Whitney Bashor & the Cast of HIMSELF AND NORA
by Walter McBride - May 6, 2016

James Joyce, one of the most provocative and influential writers of all time, had his creativity, imagination, and desire transformed by Nora Barnacle. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Matt Bogart, Whitney Bashor and the Company of HIMSELF AND NORA Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - May 5, 2016

James Joyce, one of the most provocative and influential writers of all time, had his creativity, imagination, and desire transformed by Nora Barnacle. Himself and Nora, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle will play the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street) beginning on May 14th. Directed by Michael Bush, produced by Cherie King and executive produced by R. Erin Craig, Himself and Nora will officially open on June 6th. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Merri Sugarman, CSA Auditions for LES MISERABLES' Fantine on TURNING THE TABLES!
by Turning the Tables - May 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld will be exclusively bringing you episodes of Turning the Tables- a new web series brought to you by the team that's brought you nothing before! Find out what happens when Broadway's hottest casting directors get the tables turned and audition for the actors. Below, watch as Merri Sugarman auditions for Fantine in Les Miserables! (more...)

BWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Richard Ridge - May 16, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. (more...)

BWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre Began
by Richard Ridge - May 15, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howardand Chip Zien to discuss how each of them got involved in the show, what it's like working with David Hyde Pierce, and much more.  Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which the cast discuss how each of them first developed their love of performing. Check back Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Off-Broadway's HIMSELF AND NORA Sets Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Himself and Nora, with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle and directed byMichael Bush, has announced the student rush ticket policy for the musical. (more...)

New Musical HIMSELF AND NORA to Open at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Himself and Nora, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle will play the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street) beginning on May 14th. Directed by Michael Bush, produced by Cherie King and executive produced by R. Erin Craig, Himself and Nora will officially open on June 6th. (more...)

Box Office for New Off-Broadway Musical HIMSELF AND NORA Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Himself and Nora, with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle begins performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street) on May 14th. (more...)

BWW Review: Audience LOVE-fest for Grigolo in Met's Cartoon-y ELISIR D'AMORE
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 29, 2016

Vittorio Grigolo's fans were out in force last week when he took on the star-tenor role of Nemorino in Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE (THE ELIXIR OF LOVE) at the Met and it seemed like they'd taken a potion of their own. (more...)

Whitney Bashor to Join Matt Bogart in New Musical HIMSELF AND NORA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County) will star opposite the previously announced Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys, Miss Saigon) in the new musical Himself and Nora, it was announced today. Bashor will play Nora to Bogart's James Joyce and additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

BWW TV: HIMSELF AND NORA's Jonathan Brielle and Matt Bogart Sing St. Patty's Day Preview
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2016

On March 10, guests at Paddy Reilly's Music Bar got quite the treat at the venue's weekly open mic. Off-Broadway's HIMSELF AND NORA author/composer Jonathan Brielle and star Matt Bogart surprised them with two songs from the show, which begins this May at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Watch them perform below! (more...)

Broadway's Peter Gallagher Joins Cast of NBC's CRUEL INTENTIONS Reboot
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Peter Gallagher, who recently starred in Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, has joined the cast of NBC's adaptation of the 1990's film CRUEL INTENTIONS. (more...)

Greg Vrostos & Angel Desai to Star in BTG's FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune directed by Karen Allen. Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune runs from Wednesday, July 29 to Saturday, August 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/23/2015 - Peters Signs 'STELLA & CHARLIE', HAIRSPRAY at The Muny!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 23, 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: Bernadette Peters signs her new kids book in NYC, HAIRSPRAY dances into The Muny and more! (more...)

Berkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announces key casting for three highly anticipated productions of its 48th season. Tony and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand will star in Macbeth, actor Steven Epp will make his seventh Berkeley Rep appearance in Treasure Island, and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will play the lead role in the West Coast premiere of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. The Theatre previously announced the casting of award-winning British actress Samantha Barks in the title role in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, set to begin its run in August. (more...)

Christiane Noll and More to Star in THE COTTAGE at the Engeman Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE COTTAGE. THE COTTAGE is brought to you by the Engeman official Main Stage Sponsor - North Shore LIJ Health System, and Show Sponsor - Lewis Johs Avallones Aviles, LLP Counsellors at Law. Performances begin on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through September 6, 2015. (more...)

Greg Vrostos & Angel Desai Star in BTG's FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group's production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune directed by Karen Allen. Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune runs from tonight, July 29 to Saturday, August 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE opened on July 23 and runs through September 6, 2015. Below, check out photos from the production! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 26, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE opened last night, July 23 and runs through September 6, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night bows and after-party! (more...)

Christiane Noll and More Star in THE COTTAGE, Beginning Tonight at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE COTTAGE. THE COTTAGE is brought to you by the Engeman official Main Stage Sponsor - North Shore LIJ Health System, and Show Sponsor - Lewis Johs Avallones Aviles, LLP Counsellors at Law. Performances begin tonight, July 23, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through September 6, 2015. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops. (more...)

The Met Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, TEN COMMANDMENTS and More Set for Ridgfield Playhouse's March 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts has announced its March 2016 and continuing spring 2016 lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

PITCH PERFECT Stars Anna Camp & Skylar Astin to Tie the Knot!
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

PITCH PERFECT stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin turned to Instagram to share the joyful news that they became engaged over the holiday weekend. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Met Opera Live's MANON LESCAUT, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

 The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini's obsessive love story.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryce Pinkham, Wesley Taylor, Brandon Victor Dixon and More Raise Over $100K for Zara Aina
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Some of Broadway and television's biggest talents performed at Zara Aina's star-studded 3rd Annual Big Ol' Fancy Pants Benefit helping to raise close to $100,000 for the cause. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Wesley Taylor, Bryce Pinkham & More Set for Zara Aina's 2015 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Television and Broadway's Biggest Stars will be featured at Zara Aina's star-studded 3rd Annual Big Ol' Fancy Pants Benefit on Monday, December 21, 2015. The organization, founded by Broadway actors Bryce Pinkham (The Heidi Chronicles) and Lucas Caleb Rooney (The Country Girl) helps at-risk children in Madagascar expand their capacity for achievement through theatrical performance and storytelling. (more...)


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WAKE UP with BWW 8/19/2015 - MERCURY FUR, Industry Dance Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 19, 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: MERCURY FUR and DROP DEAD PERFECT start off-Broadway, OCTOBER SKY hits the Windy City stage, and the Industry Dance Awards recognize Broadway talent! (more...)

AWAKE & SING to Run 9/26-11/29 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Gritty, passionate, funny and heartbreaking, Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets continues to resonate 80 years after its 1935 premiere by the Group Theatre. Director Elina de Santos and lead actress Marilyn Fox return to the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble with a 20th anniversary revival of the smash Odyssey production that ran for nine months in 1994-95. Also returning from that production are Richard Fancy and Dennis Madden; the three will be joined onstage by David Agranov, Robert Lesser, Allan Miller, James Morosini, Melissa Paladino and Gary Patent. Awake and Sing! opens at the Odyssey Theatre on Sept. 26. (more...)

Broadway's Bryce Pinkham & Lucas Rooney Return from Zara Aina Trip to Madagascar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Broadway actors Lucas Caleb Rooney, fresh off of a run in Classic Stage Company's production of Doctor Faustus, and Bryce Pinkham, after a run of The Heidi Chronicles and before returning to his Tony-nominated role in the Tony award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, have recently returned from Madagascar, where they worked to secure a permanent home for their non-profit organization, Zara Aina.  Also joining them in Madagascar was puppeteer, Annie Worden. (more...)

Greg Vrostos & Angel Desai Star in BTG's FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group's production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, directed by Karen Allen, opens tonight, August 1, and runs through August 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. (more...)

Broadway Vets Round Out Full Cast of New Musical HIMSELF AND NORA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The full cast of the new musical Himself and Nora, with book, music, and lyrics byJonathan Brielle, was announced today. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Bogart & Whitney Bashor in Costume for Off-Broadway's HIMSELF AND NORA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Himself and Nora, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle will play theMinetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street) beginning on May 14th. Directed by Michael Bush, produced by Cherie King and executive produced by R. Erin Craig, Himself and Nora will officially open on June 6th. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On April 30 (1PM), please join us for a career Conversations with It Shoulda Been You cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard and Chip Zien and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!'. The event will take place at The New School - Theresa Lang Center (55 West 13th Street --2nd Floor). (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

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