UNCLE PHILLIP'S COAT Stars Gene Weygandt at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Chicago Premiere of playwright Matty Selman's "Uncle Philip's Coat" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Nov. 27 - Dec. 31. Directed by Elizabeth Margoliusand starring Gene Weygandt (best known as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in "Wicked" in Chicago and on Broadway), "Uncle Philip's Coat" follows Matty on his humorous and heartfelt journey of personal discovery, sparked by his inheritance of a tattered coat from his eccentric Russian-Jewish immigrant uncle Philip.  (more...)

BWW Takes a Closer Look at Harry Enfield's Upcoming Project with the Young Vic, ONCE IN A LIFETIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Harry Enfield will play studio boss Herman Glogauer in Christopher Hart's adaptation of Kaufman and Hart's classic Hollywood comedy, Once in a Lifetime. Enfield is joined in the cast of Richard Jones' production by John Marquez as George and Claudie Blakley as May, with further casting still to be announced. (more...)

The Adobe Theater Presents YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Alice Sycamore works for Tony Kirby, Junior. They have fallen in love and want to get married. Simple enough, but there are two problems - their families. The Kirbys are rich, ruthless, overflowing with self-importance, and sure they can always get what they want. The Sycamores are an unusual collection of goodhearted eccentrics who see the world in their own unique way, and cheerfully accept and celebrate their various oddities and foibles. What could possibly go wrong? (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club Pushes Back Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, will now take place on Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Lisa Kron's WELL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More Set for Bristol Riverside Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a classic, a murder mystery, two musicals, and a heartfelt comedic family tale. (more...)

BWW Review: Vagabonds' MOON OVER BUFFALO Keeps the Audience in Stitches
by Jack L. B. Gohn - May 31, 2016

Driven to a frenzy by the thought that director film director Frank Capra is in the audience, the Hay family and their retinue get completely confused about the play to be performed for him. Is it Private Lives or Cyrano de Bergerac? It kinda matters which, since the two plays aren't interchangeable, as Moon Over Buffalo will in due course illustrate. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/7/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 7, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Breaking News: Extra! Nathan Lane and John Slattery to Headline THE FRONT PAGE Broadway Revival; Jack O'Brien to Direct!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 28, 2016

We've got some headline news this evening! 'Front page' news, even. According to the Chicago Tribune, Broadway veteran Nathan Lane and MAD MEN star John Slattery have signed on to lead a new Broadway revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play THE FRONT PAGE this fall. (more...)

THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS Musical Begins Tonight at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

TUTS Underground presents the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning tonight, March 17, in Houston. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Good Theater to Present James Lapine's ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Good Theater the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland will close its 14th season with the regional theater premiere of ACT ONE by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart.  Good Theater is the first company to do Act One since its Broadway debut in 2014.  The production opens April 6 and runs through May 1.  Tickets are available by calling the Good Theater box office at 207-885-5883 or going to the company's website www.goodtheater.com  where tickets may be purchased on line. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/14/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 14, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the notebooks, datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Nathan Lane in Talks to Join Andrew Garfield & More in National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

National Theatre's upcoming production of ANGELS IN AMERICA is close to enlisting a stage legend for its starry company. (more...)

MTC to Honor Two-Time Tony Winner Nathan Lane at 2016 Fall Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, on Monday evening, November 7 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Jenna Ushkowitz and Michael Bakkensen Lead Reading of Jeff Stolzer's POWER PLAYS
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

Michael Bakkensen, who delighted audiences on Broadway in Noises Off and The Man Who Came to Dinner, and Jenna Ushkowitz, the award-winning actress known for playing Tina Cohen-Chang on the Fox television series Glee and for her roles in numerous Broadway musicals, including The King and I and Spring Awakening, will star in a private, industry-only reading of Jeff Stolzer's POWER PLAYS, a new comedy-drama. (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Full Cast Set for Solo Celebration at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Casting is now complete for the Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration!, as Artistic Director Jacob Harvey announced the remaining performers to be featured in solo works being presented now through February 2017. The A-list group of Chicago performers joining the Solo Celebration include: Linda Reiter as Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in "Rose," directed by Steve Scott and running August 19 - September 25; Gene Weygandt as Matty in "Uncle Phillip's Coat," directed by Elizabeth Margolius and running November 27 - December 31; and Will Allan as Chester in "Circumference of a Squirrel," directed by Jacob Harvey and running January 13 - February 12, 2017.  (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Company of Fools Artist John Glenn Receives Excellence in the Arts Governor's Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts are pleased to announce that Core Company Artist John Glenn is among the 2016 recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. Governor C. L. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter announced this year's honorees in August.  Glenn received the Excellence in the Arts distinction.  This is the third award from Idaho's Governors in Company of Fools' 21 year history - Denise Simone, Core Company Artist, received the 2014 Excellence in the Arts and in 2004 Company of Fools was awarded the same distinction. (more...)

Harriet Harris to Perform at Cape Rep Theatre's SUMMER STARLIGHT Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre presents Summer Starlight, an evening to remember with guest of honor, Tony Award winning theatre, film and television actress, Harriet Sansom Harris. Tickets for this gala celebration benefiting Cape Rep Theatre include an outdoor party with hors d'oeuvres and live jazz, a performance and audience discussion with Ms. Harris in the Indoor Theater emceed by Jared Bowen, host of WGBH's Open Studio, and a champagne and dessert finale with Harriet Sansom Harris under the stars.  Ticket prices are $100 and $90 for Members and are available at CapeRep.org or at the Box Office, 508-896-1888. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2016 - Bowie's BLACKSTAR, McDonald & Mitchell at the White House & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell appear IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE tonight, ALADDIN and THE LION KING appear on this morning's GMA! (more...)

Good Theater Announces Received Grants
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Good Theater the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center has received two grants for their upcoming production of ACT ONE.  The grants received are from the Maine Community Foundation Theater Fund and from the Davis Family Foundation. (more...)

Bergen County Players' LEADING LADIES to Run 2/13-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Bergen County Players continues its 83rd season with Ken Ludwig's hysterical comedy, Leading Ladies. Opening February 13, 2016, the high-heeled hilarity will run through March 5, 2016 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Leading Ladies is helmed by veteran director Lynne Lupfer of Tenafly. Those who bring their 'leading lady' to Leading Ladies over the Valentine's Day Weekend (February 13th or 14th) will get the second ticket for free! (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Full Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

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Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!. Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances on Broadway on March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. Rehearsals begin one year from today. This new production of Hello, Dolly!, the first new production of this classic musical to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will have at its helm Jerry Zaks as its director, and will feature choreography by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. The new Dolly! will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Below, reacquaint yourself with the creative team, old and new! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2016 - Alice & Emily Reunite, Nathan Lane and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 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 WEDGE HORSE opens off-Broadway and SIDE SHOW stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner reunite in concert this evening! (more...)

Susan Koozin, Kathryn Porterfield and More to Lead THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

TUTS Underground just announced the full cast for the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning next month in Houston. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 2/29/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 29, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Rashidra Scott, David Harris and Stephen DeRosa to Star in ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed Musicals; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

All aboard! Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2016 season at The Goodspeed with the Broadway hit ANYTHING GOES, and the company just announced a star-packed cast. (more...)

Steppenwolf Adds CONSTELLATIONS to 2016-17 Season; Jon Michael Hill to Star
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of Constellations by Nick Payne to this summer's lineup. Directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry, the Chicago premiere production features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill as 'Roland' (CBS's Elementary, Steppenwolf's Superior Donuts). Casting for the role of 'Marianne' will be announced at a later date. Constellations debuted in London at the Royal Court to critical acclaim before moving on to successful runs in both The West End and on Broadway. Previews begin May 26, 2016 (Press/Opening night is Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30pm) and the production runs through July 3, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Tickets ($20 - $89) go on sale Friday, March 18 at 11am through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/22/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 22, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/2/2016 - THE PERFECT MURDER on Tour and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 2, 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: Two shows begin off-Broadway, THE PERFECT MURDER heads across the UK and more! (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/15/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 1, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/9/2015 - Pinkins, McArdle, Broadbent and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 9, 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: Off-Broadway is packed with opening shows, WICKED welcomes new faces on tour, Jim Broadbent takes on 'Scrooge' and more! (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center announced today that individual tickets for the Milwaukee premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nathan Lane & the Cast of THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Reunite for Roundabout Benefit Reading
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 8, 2015

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company presented the 50th Anniversary Season Benefit Reading of The Man Who Came to Dinner by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, starring Nathan Lane. Joining him were Austin Durant ('Expressman, Technician, Police Officer'), Peter Kim ('Sandy'), Mark Linn-Baker ('Dr. Bradley'), Ned Noyes('Michaelson/Westcott/Expressman'), Harrison Unger ('Stage Directions'), Richard Poe ('Mr. Stanley'), Lee Wilkof ('Banjo') and Mary Louise Wilson ('Harriet Stanley'). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/7/2015 - LAZARUS, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 7, 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: David Bowie's LAZARUS bows off-Broadway, Nathan Lane leads The Man Who Came to Dinner and more! (more...)

Roundabout's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Benefit Reading, Starring Nathan Lane & Jean Smart, Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the 50th Anniversary Season Benefit Reading of The Man Who Came to Dinner by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, starring Nathan Lane. Joining the celebrated cast are Austin Durant ('Expressman, Technician, Police Officer'), Peter Kim ('Sandy'), Mark Linn-Baker ('Dr. Bradley'), Ned Noyes ('Michaelson/Westcott/Expressman'), Harrison Unger ('Stage Directions'), Richard Poe ('Mr. Stanley'), Lee Wilkof ('Banjo') and Mary Louise Wilson ('Harriet Stanley'). Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis directs this one-night only reading tonight, December 7, 2015 at 7 PM at Studio 54. (more...)

Nathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television Nathan Lane joins this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, LA VIE PARISIENNE, narrating Saint-Saens's CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS. (more...)

Nathan Lane Joins Bel Powley in Film Adaptation of CARRIE PILBY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Stage legend Nathan Lane has signed on for the film adaptation of Caren Lissner's 2003 novel CARRIE PILBY, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television - will join this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Sae?ns's Carnival of the Animals. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the performance will also feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic's Artist-in-Association, and Makoto Ozone. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

Tony Winner Harriet Harris and More Board THE ROADS TO HOME at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler, Jamie deRoy, and David Richenthal, has announced complete casting for the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX). (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

Chicagoland Kids to Join Kate Baldwin & Paolo Montalban in Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today an all-Chicagoland children's ensemble for its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. (more...)

BWW Review: A Love Letter to Theatre's Golden Age, ACT ONE Triumphs at the Good Theater
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 11, 2016

Portland's Good Theater is closing, what has been a highly adventurous and challenging fourteenth season, with a triumphant production of Act One, James Lapine's play based on the autobiography of Moss Hart. This nostalgic, subtly comic, and warmly touching work tells the story of a young Hart, learning to navigate the complex currents of writing a Broadway show in the 1930s. Told by two narrators, Lapine's play brings to life not only the Hart-George S. Kaufmann partnership, but a host of other colorful historical characters who helped to shape this golden age of the stage. (more...)

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