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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.


Electus Unveils Highlights of MIPCOM 2015 Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], today unveiled highlights of its television programming slate from its global distribution arm, Electus International. (more...)

Carolee Carmello to Lead PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading; Aiming for Broadway in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that an Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL 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...)

Breaking News: Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines Join Megan Hilty in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN; Second Performance Added!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

New York City Center adds second performance of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert starring Megan Hilty on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30pm. The previously announced performance on October 27 is part of City Center's annual Gala. Three years after starring in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Megan Hilty returns to City Center as Annie Oakley in this concert staging of Irving Berlin's classic 1946 musical. Hilty will be joined by a Tony-honored cast including Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines. (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...)

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Thursday, October 15, 2015! (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...)

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Tonight, October 15, 2015
by TV Scoop - Oct 15, 2015

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC tonight, October 15, 2015! (more...)

Carolee Carmello Leads PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

An Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is being held today, October 13, in a private presentation for industry producers and insiders. (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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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...)

California Musical Theatre Announces Casting for Music Circus Season - Phillip Boykin, Paul Schoeffler, Jennifer Hope Wills and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 65th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans, some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Glory Crampton and Paul Schoeffler to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Music Circus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The musical theater masterpiece My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, kicks off the 2015 Music Circus season at Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 65th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are Tuesday, June 9 through Sunday, June 14, kicking off the season two weeks earlier than usual. The stellar cast includes a number of Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites. (more...)

AstonRep to Stage Chicago Premiere of THE LYONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to kick-off its 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of Nicky Silver's darkly humorous family drama THE LYONS, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen*, playing August 27 - September 27, 2015 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago.  (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...)

THE BULLPEN Heads to Otisville Correctional Institution Next Week; Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

The Bullpen, a one-man, 18-character comedy, will travel upstate next Thursday, March 26th for two (2) performances at Otisville Correctional Institution, where actor/writer Joe Assadourian served 12 years of a 25 year sentence for attempted murder. (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...)

Glory Crampton and Paul Schoeffler Lead MY FAIR LADY, Beginning Tonight at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The musical theater masterpiece My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, kicks off the 2015 Music Circus season at Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 65th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are tonight, June 9 through Sunday, June 14, kicking off the season two weeks earlier than usual. The stellar cast includes a number of Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites. (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...)

NBC's FOOD FIGHTERS Returns With World-Class Celebrity Chefs This July
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

An incredible line-up of celebrity chefs and the introduction of kids as contestants for the first time ever spice up the second season of “Food Fighters,” (more...)

THE BULLPEN Closes Tonight After One Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

The Bullpen, the one-man, 18-character comedy, which was nominated by the Outer Critics Circle as 'Outstanding Solo Performance' for 2015, will celebrate its one-year anniversary and end its successful run at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street -- just east of Broadway) tonight. (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...)

Breaking News: Megan Hilty Will Star in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Gala Concert at City Center This Fall; John Rando to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Megan Hilty will star in New York City Center's annual Gala Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert, a one-night-only performance of the classic Irving Berlin musical, on October 27, 2015. Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando, the Gala will feature The Encores! Orchestra led by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. The event will help fund New York City Center's artistic and education programs. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor three of the organization's 'Unsung Heroes' - Ted Chapin, Jeffrey Gural and Robert Zukerman at TDF's Gala tonight, June 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Thompson Education Center Welcomes the Delegation from the China Cuisine Association
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

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BWW Reviews: New England Premiere of SWEET AND SAD at Gloucester Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 1, 2015

Gloucester Stage opens its 36th season with the second play of Richard Nelson's four-part American epic collectively known as THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS. Collaborating with Stoneham Theatre, each company will produce two of the plays between this year and next under the direction of Stoneham's Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, with the same design team and outstanding cast of six actors on board for the entire project. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival Stages John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Now thru 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, a Tony-award nominated romantic comedy from the Academy Award winning writer of Doubt and Moonstruck. The production will be directed by John Gould Rubin and will run from tonight, July 30th to August 15th. (more...)

AstonRep to Kick Off 2015-16 Season with THE LYONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to kick off its 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of Nicky Silver's darkly humorous family drama THE LYONS, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen*, playing August 27 - September 27, 2015 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. (more...)

NBC's FOOD FIGHTERS Returns With World-Class Celebrity Chefs Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

An incredible line-up of celebrity chefs and the introduction of kids as contestants for the first time ever spice up the second season of “Food Fighters,” (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...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 7/30-8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, a Tony-award nominated romantic comedy from the Academy Award winning writer of Doubt and Moonstruck. The production will be directed by John Gould Rubin and will run from July 30th to August 15th. (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...)

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...)

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...)

PFP Sets DESIGN FOR LIVING Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

From 1930's bohemian Paris to the dizzying heights of Manhattan society, a tempestuous love triangle unravels between a vivacious interior designer, Gilda, playwright Leo and artist Otto - three people unashamedly and passionately in love with each other. (more...)

AstonRep Kicks Off 2015-16 Season with THE LYONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to kick off its 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of Nicky Silver's darkly humorous family drama THE LYONS, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen*, playing tonight, August 27, through September 27, 2015 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. (more...)

AstonRep to Stage Chicago Premiere of THE LYONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to kick-off its 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of Nicky Silver's darkly humorous family drama THE LYONS, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen*, playing August 27 - September 27, 2015 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago.  (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...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 7/30-8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, a Tony-award nominated romantic comedy from the Academy Award winning writer of Doubt and Moonstruck. The production will be directed by John Gould Rubin and will run from July 30th to August 15th. (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...)

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...)

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