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Royale Theatre (New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St.

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A mother struggles to hold on to her family. A son struggles to let go. A daughter struggles to find her way in the world. Tennessee Williamsí memory play paints a heart-wrenching portrait of the Wingfield family, with each member trapped in a reality that they are desperate to Ė but cannot truly - escape.

BWW Review: A Thoroughly Reinvented GLASS MENAGERIE Thrills in Sierra Madre
by Don Grigware - May 9, 2016

For many, Tennessee Williams' first play The Glass Menagerie remains his finest. Semi-autobiographical, the play takes place in St. Louis during the Depression and depicts the relationships between a restless alcoholic/shoe factory worker/wannabe writer, his overbearing mother and his psychologically deficient sister - all of which stems from Williams' actual background. Williams finds his voice in Tom. (Christian Durso) (more...)

Save Up to $50 on Roundabout's Star-Studded LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Contests - Broadway - May 9, 2016

Save over $30 on Long Day's Journey into Night! An American masterpiece. An award-winning cast. An unmissable Broadway event. Previews begin April 3. Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jessica Lange, Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon and Tony winner John Gallagher, Jr. star in a stunning new Broadway production of four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical masterwork. (more...)

BWW Review: Upstream Theater's Truly Special THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Chris Gibson - May 6, 2016

I've always appreciated live stagings of The Glass Menagerie far more than the attempts by Hollywood to turn it into a film. They always spoil it by messing with the ending. It's a melancholy slice of playwright Tennessee Williams' life, albeit, one that bears more than a slight resemblance, but which has been fictionalized to a degree. And, you won't find any tacked on 'happy ending' here, which is the way I like it. Williams disowned the first film version, and rightly so. It's not meant to be neatly resolved, and that's why it makes an emotional impact. Upstream Theater's current production is brilliantly staged, cast, and directed. I don't think I've seen a finer presentation, or one that was as engaging as this one. I think it's a must-see, even if you've seen the play many, many times before. This is a fresh and lively take that's well worthy of your time and attention, so go already! (more...)

PCPA's 2016 Summer Season to Feature IN THE HEIGHTS, THE GLASS MENAGERIE & More
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

PCPA has announced its 52nd summer season, running June 16 - September 25, 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Patti Murin Will Join Betsy Wolfe in Disney's FROZEN Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound FROZEN has officially found its Anna for this week's developmental lab! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage MASTER CLASS, 6/9-26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

? The Human Race rounds out its 2015-2016 season with the 1996 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Master Class. One of the opera world's greatest legends takes center stage as Maria Callas gives three aspiring singers a rough introduction to the reality of performing. During a voice master class at the Julliard School, this controversial personality-now in the twilight of her career-remains fearless as she looks back upon her life-the triumphs and heartbreaks, the egos and ambitions, the glories and the scandals. This biographic drama presents a revealing look at a commanding diva and the sacrifice for art. (more...)

HAMILTON's Okieriete Onaodowan Takes Part in FROZEN Lab; Lopezes to Pen New Songs for Broadway
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2016

Disney just held its developmental lab for the Broadway-bound FROZEN, and new details on what promises to be the Great White Way's next blockbuster have emerged from the ice. (more...)

BWW Review: DEBORAH ZALL Project Illuminates Archetypes at The Graham Studio
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 19, 2016

I longed to see more. One would love to see the Martha Graham Dance Company commission a new from Ms. Zall. Unlike their usual fare, she clearly understands stagecraft and is able to communicate in the language of their founder. It seems to me that all she needs is the opportunity. Denise Vale, the Graham company's Artistic Associate was in the audience. Perhaps she will communicate what a boon it would be to work with Ms. Zall to her colleagues. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Coming to The Smith Center in August
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien on May 20 at 10AM. This lavish new production will make its Las Vegas premiere August 2 - 14 at The Smith Center as part of a North American tour.  Tickets can be purchased at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of A PERSISTENT MEMORY, Coming to Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Mary J. Davis / MBL Productions will present the World Premiere of A PERSISTENT MEMORY by Jackob G. Hofmann, directed by Jessi D. Hill. A PERSISTENT MEMORY will begin performances on Friday, May 27th and celebrate its opening night on Wednesday, June 1st running through June 19th, 2016 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

A Red Orchid Extends Ike Holter's SENDER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre adds six performances to the run of the world premiere of Sender by Ike Holter, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. Featuring Ensemble Member Steve Haggard, the cast of Sender also includes McKenzie Chinn, Mary Williamson and Steven Wilson. The extension includes Saturday matinees as well as additional weeknight performances. Sender will now run through June 4, 2016. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. Tickets to extension performances go on sale Thursday, May 12, 2016.   (more...)

Raleigh Little Theatre to Present THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Patrick Torres, Raleigh Little Theatre's Artistic Director, didn't like The Glass Menagerie the first time he read it. Since then, he's come a long way with the play, assistant directing it at the Kennedy Center in a production starring Sally Field in 2004, and now directing it for the first time at RLT. The production opens on June 10 in the Sutton Theatre. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5/21-6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

As the country finds itself enmeshed in current events and a political cycle in which race and racism have center stage, the Playhouse presents A Raisin in the Sun. It is one of America's most enduring works about the African American experience as viewed through the Younger family in Chicago in the 1950s. (more...)

Catherine Henry and Jonathan Rio Bethea to Lead DRIVING MISS DAISY at the Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

DRIVING MISS DAISY, the 1988 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Alfred Uhry will be staged this summer at the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village. (more...)

Erika Rolfsrud & More to Join Robert Cuccioli in MAGICAL THINKING Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

ERIKA ROLFSRUD Joins ROBERT CUCCIOLI & B'way Veterans Mimi Turque & Kristie Dale Sanders in MAGICAL THINKING, by Carrie Robbins for 29th Street Playwrights Collective's NEW WORKS SERIES (more...)

New Monodrama MAMMA'S LITTLE DARLINGS Set for Manhattan Rep's 10 Minute Play Contest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Playwright Phil Paradis has another new play going up on the boards at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York. Paradis' latest new short play 'Mamma's Little Darlings' will be staged as part of Manhattan Rep's 10 Minute Play Contest with eight new short plays tonight, April 7, at 9 p.m. at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 W. 42nd St. 6th FL, New York, NY. (more...)

World Premiere of TEXT#LOVE LOVE#TEXT Set for This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Juliet Echo Productions and Voyage Theater Company is proud to announce that TEXT#LOVE LOVE#TEXT, will have its world premiere TUESDAYS in MAY (MAY 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th-7:30pm) at the Celebration of Whimsy Theater (aka C.O.W), 21a Clinton St., NY, NY 10002 (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, John Ellison Conlee & More Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2016 Summerworks Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/29/2016 - Swenson in DISASTER!, Lortel Awards, DEAR EVAN HANSEN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 29, 2016

This weekend's big news: Will Swenson joins DISASTER!, the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards take place on Sunday, and DEAR EVAN HANSEN opens off-Broadway! (more...)

MTC to Conclude 2015-16 Season with THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Marin Theatre Company closes its 49th Season with Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand. The play had its world premiere at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in March 2012, and was nominated for the Steinberg/ACTA Best New Play Award that same year. The play was produced at ACT Theatre in Seattle in September 2014, and opened Off-Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop on December 7, 2014. In association with ACT Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland presented the play in March 2015. It received both the 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award and the John Gassner Award. Berkeley Rep produced Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced this past fall, to great acclaim. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Sets Starry 2016 Summerworks Series; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Judy McLane Departs North Carolina Theatre's WIT; Kate Goehring to Step In Opposite Daisy Eagan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

North Carolina Theatre today announced a last-minute cast change for Margaret Edson's WIT, opening tomorrow, April 29th. Kate Goehring will step into the lead role of 'Vivian Bearing, Ph.D.' replacing Judy McLane, who has withdrawn from the production due to personal reasons. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Joe Mantello to Star in GLASS MENAGERIE Broadway Revival?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Director Sam Gold is hoping Joe Mantello may take on the role of Tom in a revival of The Glass Menagerie. (more...)

Director Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival Jury
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

British director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Spectre) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Extends ANNE BOLEYN Through May 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with Howard Brenton's ANNE BOLEYN. (more...)

Theatre Coup d'Etat to Stage THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

An American classic set against the backdrop of 1930s depression-era St. Louis, The Glass Menagerie is the gut-wrenching story of the Wingfield family. Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d'Etat maintains its tradition of a dynamic, actor-driven production. Combined with the intimacy of Savage Umbrella's SPACE, Theatre Coup d'Etat's production of The Glass Menagerie is another can't-miss experience. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Now They Know! Betsy Wolfe Nabs Role of 'Elsa' in Broadway's FROZEN?
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 20, 2016

Betsy Wolfe has nabbed the lead role of Princess Elsa in Disney's upcoming stage adaptation of FROZEN! (more...)

BLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. Just throw the stone directly at someone's face. (more...)

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, ARRABAL & More Included in The A.R.T.'s 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, announces its 2016/17 Season, including:  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/20/2016 - Drama League Award Nominees and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 20, 2016

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: The stars of ALADDIN announce the 2016 Drama League nominees this morning, and the company of MCC's 'A FUNNY THING...' meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Broadway's FROZEN Crowns its Fearless Queen - Meet Betsy Wolfe!
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 20, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this morning, stage favorite Betsy Wolfe, known for her star-making turns in Off-Broadway's THE LAST FIVE YEARS and Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, is attached to play the lead role of Elsa in Disney's stage adaptation of FROZEN. In honor of the big news, BWW brings you a look back at some of Wolfe's top performances! (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...)

BWW Review: DURANG DURANG Entertains Theatre-lovers in East Austin
by Amy Bradley - Apr 19, 2016

DURANG DURANG, written by the historical theatre writer/director/actor Christopher Durang, is a farce presented by Oh Dragon Theatre Company. Directed by Dillon Yruegas, presents a creatively staged and lively cast of players to a curious group of onlookers trying to piece together what the collection of stories and scenes mean. True to the theatre company's message of "creating authentic performance in both new and classic works¬Ö", DURANG DURANG does not disappoint. The writing style of Christopher Durang is a key element in bringing his plays to life, specifically within the genre of comedy. In the unconventional type of story telling that theater-goers expect from Mr. Durang, this show uses a collection of explosive parody and entertaining scenes, which are presented through farce and energetic execution by the cast. The scenes consist of 6 short one-acts presented with the solid 7 players. They represent unapologetic theatrical references that theatre fans will enjoy - understanding the punchline to the inside jokes. The endearing and exasperating scenes help some members shine and leave others trying to stay afloat. This cheerfully profane and crass comedy will confuse and excite the audience members trying to make sense of the farce. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FIDDLER's Danny Burstein
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 18, 2016

On Monday, April 18, the Theater People podcast welcomes Five-time Tony Award-nominee, Danny Burstein. Burstein, currently staring as Tevye in the Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, began his career on Broadway in the early 1990s working mostly as an ensemble member and understudy. After making the decision to turn down work that didn't challenge him artistically, Burstein would go on to become one of the most celebrated leading men of his generation, earning Tony nominations for his work in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, SOUTH PACIFIC, FOLLIES, GOLDEN BOY, and CABARET. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Print Room's DEATHWATCH with Danny Lee Wynter and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The final production in the Coronet's spring season, DEATHWATCH, runs now through May 7. This new Print Room production of Jean Genet's powerful and provocative first play, in a translation by David Rudkin, marks its first major revival in almost 30 years. DEATHWATCH stars Danny Lee Wynter, Joseph Quinn, Tom Varey and Emma Naomi, and is directed byGeraldine Alexander, who received critical acclaim for the direction of her own play, Amygdala, at The Print Room's former space in 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE, SWEENEY TODD and More Set for Germantown Community Theatre's 45th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Germantown Community Theatre has announced the slate of productions for their 2016-2017 season. This marks the 45th season of shows the theatre has produced from their home in Germantown, TN. The season blends music, theatre for youth, classic literature and raucous fun.  (more...)

New Schulman & Roberts Musical GOLDSTEIN to Receive Industry Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Manhattan Musical Theater Lab and The Schulberts will present the newest musical by the writing/producing duo Charlie Schulman & Michael Roberts, GOLDSTEIN, directed by Christopher Scott. The musical, which is aimed for an Off-Broadway production, will be presented on Friday, April 15 at 3pm and Monday, April 18 at 7pm at the Actors Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street). (more...)

Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team of Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, coming to The Old Globe this spring. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from July 18 through July 24. (more...)

The Glass Menagerie Set for Edinburgh International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Tony Award-nominated production of Tennessee Williams's drama The Glass Menagerie comes to the Edinburgh International Festival. (more...)

'The Deborah Zall Project: In The Company of Women' Set for Martha Graham Studio Theater, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Deborah Zall (www.deborahzall.com) left the Martha Graham fold to pursue an independent career as a soloist, creating dramatic portrayals of women that are based primarily on works of dramatic literature. Her signature pieces include dances inspired by female characters drawn from Eugene O'Neill, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Tennessee Williams and F. Garcia Lorca. Last year, she was convinced to re-stage six of her classic female solos for past and present Martha Graham Dance Company members. The resulting evening, titled 'The Deborah Zall Project: In the Company for Women,' was mounted as an informal presentation in the Martha Graham Studio Theater in Westbeth. It proved so sensational that Ms. Zall was pressed to remount the evening this year as a full production. This time, it'll be done with four of her own pieces plus two complimentary works drawn from the Anna Sokolow Company. The concert will bear the same name and will be presented May 13 and 14, again at the Martha Graham Studio Theater, by Zall's nonprofit company, Classic Contemporary Dance Heritage Ltd. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts to Present Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents the fourth production in its innovative and award-winning ONSTAGE Series with the Tony award-winning rock musical, AMERICAN IDIOT, music by Green Day, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. AMERICAN IDIOT will preview on Friday, April 29 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 30 at 8pm) and will run through Sunday, May 15 - ONSTAGE at LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

Zoe Tapper, Todd Boyce & More to Star in LAST OF THE BOYS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sarah Stribley Productions and Anna Haigh Productions in association with Alchemist Theatricals present the European premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz. Directed by John Haidar, the production will run  11 May - Saturday 4 June 2016 with a press night on  Friday, 13 May 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON YOUR FEET's Andrea Burns in New Episode
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 11, 2016

On Monday, April 4, the Theater People podcast welcomes ON YOUR FEET star Andrea Burns. Burns made her professional New York debut in Jason Robert Brown's groundbreaking 1995 musical SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. She then made her Broadway debut in 1996 as a replacement in the role of Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and went on to co-star in the Broadway productions of THE FULL MONTY and THE RITZ. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New American Folk Theatre's TRASH at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

It's The Glass Menagerie meets Anna Nicole, in an episode of Hoarders! New American Folks Theatre opens its 2016 season with the Midwest premiere of the dark, twisted comedy TRASH by Johnny Drago, directed by Derek Van Barham, playing now through May 15, 2016 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is tonight, April 11, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Exclusive: Broadway Siblings Sydney and Jake Lucas, Arielle and Adam Jacobs, and the Keenan-Bolgers on National Siblings Day and More!
by Alan Henry - Apr 10, 2016

Today is National Siblings Day and to celebrate BroadwayWorld tracked down three sets of Broadway siblings to chat about how performing and producing has affected their sibling dynamic! We sat down with Broadway's Sydney and Jake Lucas, Adam and Arielle Jacobs, and performing trio Andrew, Maggie, and Celia Keenan-Bolger. (more...)

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