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Music Box Theatre (New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.

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The Dinner Party is a one-act comedy written by Neil Simon, about marriage and divorce. This is Simon's 31st play.



Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller Will Reprise SIN TWISTERS at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Multiple award winning Broadway actresses, Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller to bring back their critically acclaimed cabaret SIN TWISTERS, TOO! to the Metropolitan Room, Sept 25th. (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Avoids Catastrophe, but Hasn't Yet Found the Cure
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 30, 2016

“Catastrophe And The Cure”—The second episode of season 13 of GREY'S ANATOMY aired last night, and the show continues to move each plot forward in interesting ways—Alex continues to face the repercussions of his assault on Deluca—personally, professionally, and legally; Both Jo and Deluca also have to face the emotional and professional fallout of Alex's actions; the Meredith/Maggie/Riggs love triangle continues its slow and awkward burn toward inevitable hurt feelings—even though Meredith somehow seems to think that this is avoidable; Jackson and April work to figure out the whole parenting-while-divorced-and-while-mom-is-recovering-from-surgery thing; and Owen and Amelia adapt to being married and therefore kind of needing to communicate with each other—a skill at which this couple has always fluctuated from being awful to amazing. Those fluctuations continued last night. (more...)

BWW Review: Goodman's Glorious WONDERFUL TOWN
by Misha Davenport - Sep 21, 2016

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The New Colony Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The New Colony is pleased to announce its full 2017 Season, featuring four world premiere productions by four Chicago playwrights. The season kicks off this winter with ensemble member Sean Kelly's fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (more...)

Now Hear This podcast festival announces full lineup by day, adds single-day ticket options
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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Piper Kerman and Ginger Thompson to Talk 'THE WAR ON DRUGS' at Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art proudly announces its upcoming event, 'The War on Drugs: On-Screen and Off,' taking place today, September 10th from 2-4p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum. (more...)

AstonRep's THE BLACK SLOT to Make World Premiere This Fall at Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to open its 2016-17 season with the world premiere of THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen*. (more...)

Eric Krebs's 'MY FATHER'S VOICE' Will Run at The Playroom Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The Playroom Theater will present My Father's Voice: Letters From Ellis Island and The War in the Pacific 1938-1945, conceived and performed by Eric Krebs at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway). (more...)

THE LION KING's Thuli Dumakude to Lead SING! South African Holiday Celebration Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Led by the magnificent voice of Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, the film Cry Freedom) and featuring an ensemble of American and South African women, SING! A SOUTH AFRICAN AND AMERICAN MUSICAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION will celebrate the joyous holiday season from many threads of culture. (more...)

Megan Hilty Stars in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Tonight in Concert at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

New York City Center presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: IN CONCERT starring Megan Hilty tonight, October 27, and tomorrow, October 28, at 7:30pm. Tonight's performance is part of City Center's annual Gala. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Comrades' PRELUDE TO A KISS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Comrades have announced their Winter 2017 production, PRELUDE TO A KISS by Craig Lucas. This classic romantic comedy will be directed by Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen and will play the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) from January 12 through February 4, 2017. Press opening is Saturday, January 14 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Broadway-Aimed THE BOOK OF MERMAN Sets Cast for Industry Reading, Including Carolee Carmello and Mox Von Essen!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

An Equity staged reading of "The Book Of Merman", a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as "the Merm", is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Sets THE HEIR APPARENT Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full cast and creative team for David Ives' uproarious comedy The Heir Apparent, staged by award-winning director John Rando and featuring a stellar cast, led by heralded actor, Paxton Whitehead as Geronte. Rhyming couplets and contemporary slang abound in Ives' deliciously off-color tribute to Jean-Francois Regnard's comic masterpiece, Le Legataire universel-bringing eighteenth-century bawdiness into the twenty-first. Just in time for the holiday season, The Heir Apparent will be presented in the Courtyard Theater November 29, 2015-January 17, 2016. (more...)

Casting Set for The New Colony's Fantasy Adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New Colony launches its 2017 Season with the fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS by Sean Kelly, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, playing January 11 - February 12, 2017 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre's Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THAT PHYSICS SHOW Donates 1,000 Tickets to Youth Homes in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

That Physics Show producer Eric Krebs in association with The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment is currently providing 1,000 young people with complimentary tickets to That Physics Show, the evening of 'scientific magic' by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo. (more...)

THAT PHYSICS SHOW Opens at the Playroom Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

?What damage can a ping-pong ball do as it hurtles 700 miles an hour through a vacuum tube? Can you see the shape of sound in a dancing flame? 'OH, NO! That bowling ball is going to smash him in the face'…but it didn't! (more...)


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BWW Review: DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER at ARTS Theatre
by - Nov 18, 2016

The Adelaide Repertory Theatre are ending the year with a French farce, Don't Dress For Dinner. (more...)

Casting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with ELEEMOSYNARY, Lee Blessing's poignant portrait of three women, co-directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen* and Company Member Jeremiah Barr*. ELEEMOSYNARY will play February 23 - March 12, 2017 at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Veanne Cox & Laurel Harris Set for Playhouse on Park's Musical Theatre Preparatory Program
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Registration for the Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park is now open! Running from July 11-July 22, each day is jam packed with classes and rehearsals. Broadway artists Veanne Cox and Laurel Harris will be visiting the program to lead students in master classes. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CALL at TheaterWorks
by Karen Bovard - May 31, 2016

Though it opens with a burst of convivial laughter at a dinner party for two couples who are long-time friends in an upscale New York apartment, Tanya Barfield's THE CALL takes up thorny topical issues around international and cross-racial adoption that are no laughing matter. (more...)

Cape Playhouse to Open 90th Anniversary Season with LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The historic Cape Playhouse's 90th season kicks off with one of Neil Simon's most irresistible comedies, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring Jennifer Cody and Daniel Pearce. Directed by Tim Threlfall, this classic comedy plays June 7 through 18.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for St. Louis (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich Receives 2016 Robert Whitehead Award Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Stacey Mindich will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's today, March 15, 2016. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

John Rando (Tony and Outer Critics Award winner for Urinetown) directs production starring Arnie Burton (Flesh and Bone) as Jonathan, Emily Robinson (Transparent) as Tessa, Jon Tenney (The Closer, Major Crimes, Scandal) as Jack, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Ira & Abby, Friends With Kids) as Jen. (more...)

Photo Flash: THADDEUS AND SLOCUM: A VAUDEVILLE ADVENTURE at Lookingglass Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure, written by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas, and co-directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks and Krissy Vanderwarker. Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure runs June 1 - August 14, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.   (more...)

Whitney Dineen Pens Book on Postpartum Depression
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

ALBANY, Ore., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Romantic comedy author Whitney Dineen, did not expect the backlash she's getting from her recent release, Mimi Plus Two. Mimi Plus Two, is the second installment in the Mimi Chronicles, which was preceded by The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan, currently a finalist in the prestigious 2016 RONE Awards. (more...)

Bloom & Wolf's INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL to Play MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Midtown International Theater Festival (MITF) presents Insomnia with music and lyrics by Charles Bloom and book by Theo Wolf. Ovi Vargas directs a cast of seven, including Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Anette Michelle Sanders*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland* (Bway: The Music Man, Peter Pan). Insomnia is being staged at the Main Stage, 312 West 36th Street in New York City from August 2-7, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Arena's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION Explores DC's Other Permanent Government
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 27, 2016

It is a lost era of civilization, The Dinner Party, which Arena Stage will conjure up starting this week in The City of Conversation. (more...)

BWW Review: DISGRACED Looks At The Prejudice That Simmers Under The Surface
by Frank Benge - Jan 19, 2016

DISGRACED is the 2013 Pulitzer Prize award-winning play that asks difficult questions about religion, assimilation and individuality. It is now in its Regional Premiere at Austin Playhouse. DISGRACED tells the story of Amir (J. Ben Wolfe), a successful Pakistani-American lawyer, whose life unravels after he lends his name to the cause of an imam accused of terrorism. When he and his artist wife Emily (Molly Karrasch) host an intimate dinner party, the social niceties that can disguise a person's prejudice soon dissolve when the evening escalates into increasingly brutal language exposing all the prejudice simmering underneath the veneer of civility. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller Return to Feinstein's/54 Below in SIN TWISTERS, TOO! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller's new show, set for Feinstein's/54 Below for two performances, tonight, February 24th, and March 2nd (both at 7 p.m.), is a sequel to their critically acclaimed SIN TWISTERS! (more...)

BWW Feature: The Cast of SPOTLIGHT, Stage & Screen Stars of the Best Picture Nominee!
by Alexa Spiegel - Feb 22, 2016

In anticipation of the live 88th Annual Academy Award broadcast on ABC on Sunday, February 28th, BWW will be spotlighting the Oscar nominated movie performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. Today, we take a look back at the incredible careers, both stage and screen, of the cast of SPOTLIGHT, nominated for Best Picture. SPOTLIGHT is the story of how four Pulitzer Prize-winning columnists broke the story of the Boston archdiocese priest sex-abuse scandal in 2001. We are profiling three members of it's amazing cast, Brian d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, and Len Cariou. (more...)

Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below in SIN TWISTERS, TOO!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller's new show, set for Feinstein's/54 Below for two performances, February 24th and March 2nd (both at 7 p.m.), is a sequel to their critically acclaimed SIN TWISTERS! (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - presents Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, beginning today, February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

MOON OVER BUFFALO Begins Tonight at Gulfshore Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - presents Ken Ludwig's MOON OVER BUFFALO, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich to Receive 2016 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Stacey Mindich will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for "outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing" at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/26; THE TEMPEST in South Bend, HAND TO GOD in Austin, HUNCHBACK at Music Circus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in South Bend, Austin, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE TEMPEST at The Shakespeare Festival at Notre Dame, the regional premiere of HAND TO GOD in Austin, and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)

Bloom & Wolf's INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL to Play MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Midtown International Theater Festival (MITF) presents Insomnia with music and lyrics by Charles Bloom and book by Theo Wolf. Ovi Vargas directs a cast of seven, including Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Anette Michelle Sanders*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland* (Bway: The Music Man, Peter Pan). Insomnia is being staged at the Main Stage, 312 West 36th Street in New York City from August 2-7, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Sumptuous Feast for All Senses with Williams Project GLASS MENAGERIE
by Jay Irwin - Aug 19, 2016

Tennessee Williams' 'The Glass Menagerie' is a tough piece to pull off with all its emotion and meaning in tact but luckily new to town company The Williams Project is more than up to the task. Add into that some down home cookin' from the folks at Cafe Nordo and you've got yourself an evening to satisfy all your senses. (more...)

The Brooklyn Museum Announces A YEAR OF YES: REIMAGINING FEMINISM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Brooklyn Museum is excited to announce A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, ten distinct exhibitions and an extensive calendar of related public programs celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The Museum-wide series starts in October 2016 and continues through early 2018. (more...)

Tricia O'Kelley & Alex Kapp Dish on THE DINNER PARTY WITH ELYSABETH ALFANO
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Actresses Tricia O'Kelley (Devious Maids, The Mick, The New Adventures of Old Christine) and Alex Kapp (The New Adventures of Old Christine) join Elysabeth Alfano for an episode of The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano podcast from her house in Venice Beach. (more...)

AstonRep's THE BLACK SLOT to Make World Premiere This Fall at Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to open its 2016-17 season with the world premiere of THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen*. (more...)

BWW Review: Real Housewives of Sneden's Landing: RUMORS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

Neil Simon's Rumors - one of the most popular stage farces of the late 20th century - is given its due with the fourth production at Nashville's iconic and I daresay historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. Directed with panache by stage veteran Lydia Bushfield (who, herself, has starred in one of the four productions of Rumors at Chaffin's Barn over the past quarter-century), Simon's broadly drawn characters are brought vividly to life by a cast of capable and very funny actors who know how to land a line, deliver a rejoinder and, when called upon, play the straight man to help a fellow actor out when it comes time for him to shine. (more...)

BWW Review: Explosive DISGRACED Makes Strong DC Regional Premiere at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 29, 2016

Akhtar's script is so beautifully complex yet simple, and asks some hard questions. The performances and physical production elements are first-rate. This is one of the strongest productions I've seen all season, and perhaps in recent years in the Washington, DC area. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 4/24/2016
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/24/2016 for St. Louis (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 4/17/2016
by BWW - Apr 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/17/2016 for St. Louis (more...)

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