Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for U.S. Premiere of THE LAST WIFE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Fresh off an acclaimed 2015 world premiere at The Stratford Festival in Canada-where it was thrice-extended and completely sold-out-TimeLine Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of THE LAST WIFE, a feminist and fearless new play about the sixth wife of King Henry VIII that is a timely examination of politics, sex, and women's rights. (more...)

Circa launches VR 360 content and ad platform
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation Honors the Best and Brightest of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

2016 Recipients Announced for New York Innovative Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

Standing Room Only to Present One-Night Thomson & Desmon Musical Concert 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

New York songwriting team, Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon are each multi-award-winning theater artists, whose partnership has yielded all kinds of musical magic. The talented duo have teamed up on the full-length musicals 'Pump Up the Volume', 'The Oliver Experiment' and their latest commission, an all-new musical comedy based on famed teen super sleuth, Nancy Drew. Now they're bringing some of their favorite tunes to the Left Coast, with a show at Rockwell Table & Stage for one night only, September 28th 8:00pm. (more...)

GSN to Present FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS Horror-Themed Programming Block This October
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today it has obtained telecast rights to 13 episodes of the hidden camera/comedy horror TV show SCARE TACTICS, hosted by actor/comedian Tracy Morgan. (more...)

Ryan Murphy Talks GLEE: 'It Was the Best & Worst Time of My Life'
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Murphy, who co-created the FOX musical dramedy GLEE along with Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, talks about the series that no one ever expected would become a hit. (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends Chicago Debut of HAND TO GOD Before Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. (more...)

Outre Theatre Company to Return to Boca with Powerful THE NORMAL HEART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Outre Theatre Company, in conjunction with Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, is proud to announce its return to Boca Raton with Larry Kramer's searing drama The Normal Heart. Based on Kramer's own experiences as a gay man in New York in the early 1980s, and recently adapted for film by Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart serves as a haunting reminder of Ground Zero of the AIDS epidemic, an epidemic which thirty years later still has no cure. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Final Phase Groundbreaking
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Local dignitaries, elected officials and Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) supporters gathered by the river and participated in a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Tony Award-winning Broadway producers who now manage the Playhouse -- Alexander Fraser, Producing Director ('Kinky Boots', 'The Normal Heart') and Robyn Goodman, Executive Producer ('Avenue Q', 'In the Heights'). They recognized Bridge Street Foundation's Sherri and Kevin Daugherty, who are gifting this $3 million final phase of renovations to the Playhouse. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts and More Join 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. (more...)

Casting Announced For Signature Theatre's Production of THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD - Now Extended Through 12/11!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winnerSuzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. Parks is Signature's current Residency One playwright; her plays Venus, directed by Lear deBessonet, and The Red Letter Plays: In the Bloodand Fucking A, directed by Jo Bonney, will be presented in 2017. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 9/18/2016
by BWW - Sep 18, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/18/2016 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

Acclaimed Stage Play SISTER CITIES Makes Television World Premiere on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Based on the internationally-acclaimed stage play of the same name written by Colette Freedman, SISTER CITIES will make its television world premiere tonight, September 17 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Begins Extended Run at Victory Gardens Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater recently announced the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. Hand To God now runs tonight, September 16, through October 23, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Alex Weisman to Lead Chicago Premiere of HAND TO GOD; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

The Secret Theatre Presents THE UNDERPANTS GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Secret Theatre is pleased to announce full production of Duncan Pflaster's Award Winning play THE UNDERPANTS GODOT. The limited two week engagement will take place at the Secret Theatre (44-02 23rd St Long Island City, NYC, NY 11101-5000). Performances are Thursday th at 7pm, Wednesday August 19th at 7pm, Friday August 28th at 9pm, and Saturday August 29th at 9pm. Tickets are on sale at (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - GSN's Horror-Themed Game HELLEVATOR Returns Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today its horror-themed game HELLEVATOR returns for season two with a special four-week network event, just in time for the Halloween season, with all-new spine-chilling weekly episodes (more...)

Broadway Legend Joel Grey to Receive Oscar Hammerstein Award at York's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary Oscar and Tony Award winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends HAND TO GOD Again Through October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the second extension of its critically-acclaimed production of Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to overwhelming ticket demand. Hand To God now runs through October 30, 2016, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daniel J. Watts and More in 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Signature Theatre presents The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA The Negro Book of the Dead, written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. The production runs now through Sunday, December 11, with an official opening slated for Sunday, November 13, 2016 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Paula Vogel's INDECENT Finds Broadway Home, Locks in Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), this spring. (more...)

Official: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Will Open on Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway this spring. (more...)

'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' Starts Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Signature Theatre's production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, begins tonight, October 25, and runs through December 4, 2016 with a Sunday, November 13 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful and Evocative World Premiere ROZ AND RAY at Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - Oct 24, 2016

Powerful plays such as "Angels in America" and "The Normal Heart" have driven right to the heart of the AIDS epidemic by spotlighting the ignorance and bureaucracy at the center of the disease which allowed it to spiral out of control so quickly. But beyond the gay community there was another group on the periphery of this pandemic that were hit equally hard and in some ways worse in those early days when the President even refused to say the word AIDS in public. The hemophiliacs. The Seattle Rep's new World Premiere play "Roz and Ray" offers up a peek inside that world and creates a powerful look at the kind of harm people with the best intentions can do. (more...)

Lynn Cohen and Sean Meehan to headline THE SAD TRUTH ABOUT COUNTRY SONGS from Dialogue with Three Chords 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) close out 2016 with a reading of THE SAD TRUTH ABOUT COUNTRY SONGS, featuring Lynn Cohen (Sex and The City, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Sean Meehan (The Normal Heart, The Deuce). Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, the full-length original play sees its debut at 8pm on Thursday, October 27, downstairs at Mr. Dennehy's on 63 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014. Admission is free with a $3 suggested donation. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

Studio 5040 Cabaret Soiree Series Presents a Cabaret Double Bill DUDETTES TWO KITTENS & A KID
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Ryan Kelly (The Normal Heart, Mamma Mia) and Dale Miller (Seussical, Les Miserables) reunite with their hilarious cabaret, Dudettes. Accompanied by Aaron Eyre, with songs from West Side Story, Chess, Rent, Wicked and more, these dudes take a fresh look at duets traditionally sung by women - including stories of friendship, love and relationships! (more...)

Breaking News: Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey Will Return to Broadway in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Producer Stuart Thompson announced today that John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation will return to Broadway this spring in a revival starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa and Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan. Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Punk Rock) will direct the production, which is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017 and will run for 15 weeks only. (more...)

PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances began October 3rd and continue through October 29 at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is tonight, October 13th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events Alongside BEDROOM FARCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Bedroom Farce, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Performances begin Friday, November 11, 2016 at Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel Grey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced that several of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - are scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar- and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Signature's 'DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, has been extended an additional week. (more...)

David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

'A sardonic, merrily subversive tale-just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed. Worth more than a photo album full of Santas!' NY Newsday (more...)

Cast Announced for Midwest Premiere of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Raven Theatre Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle has announced a "blended family" of new and familiar Raven faces for the company's Midwest premiere of The Assembled Parties, which in 2013 earned a 2013 Tony® Award nomination for Best Play. The play by Richard Greenberg, author of Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain and many other plays, will open on Raven Theatre's East Stage under Estle's direction on Tuesday, January 31, following previews from January 25 - 30, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon & Jonathan Groff Sing HAMILTON's 'You'll Be Back'
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Jimmy Fallon decided to teach guest Jonathan Groff, who popularized the song as King George III in Broadway's HAMILTON, the proper breathing techniques for singing the song. (more...)

THE WOMAN IN BLACK Announce New West End Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Stuart Fox (Woman in Mind, Vaudeville; The Normal Heart, Royal Court and Albery; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fortune Theatre) and Joseph Chance (Jeeves & Wooster, UK and Far East Tour; Wallander) have been cast in the unanimously acclaimed stage production of The Woman in Black. (more...)

Jonathan Groff to Visit Next Week's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

NBC has announced that on Wednesday, November 23rd, Tony nominee Jonathan Groff will visit THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NYC Theatre and Cabaret Communities Send Message of Hope with 'Let the Sunshine In'
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2016

In response to the recent events in the United States and all the anger, hostility, and fear that has accompanied them, over 40 performers from the New York Theatre and Cabaret communities came together this weekend and created a video of 'Let the Sunshine In' from the 1968 musical HAIR as a message of hope and love for all peoples everywhere. Click below to watch the performance! (more...)

BALLERS: The Complete Second Season Available 1/31 on Blu-ray & DVD
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and his boys are back to 'ball out' in Season 2 of the hit HBO comedy Ballers from the team behind the HBO classic Entourage®. Johnson showcases his “movie-star charisma” (The Hollywood Reporter) in the series that looks at the whirlwind lifestyles and real-life problems of former and current football players in sun-soaked Miami. Ballers: The Complete Second Season will be available on Blu-rayTM and DVD on January 31, 2017 and includes “Inside the Episode” bonus segments that give the play-by-play on all 10 episodes, featuring interviews with executive producer Evan Reilly, star Dwayne Johnson and more. DVD and Blu-ray versions also include a Digital Download. (more...)

HBO's GIRLS: The Complete Fifth Season Coming to Blu-ray/DVD 1/3
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Before the highly-anticipated final season kicks off this winter, check out the “spectacular” (Vulture) fifth season of the Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning HBO comedy GIRLS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 14, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, has been extended an additional week. The production will now run through December 18, 2016 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  (more...)

Emmy Winner Ryan Murphy to Receive Artisan Award at 2017 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Ryan Murphy, four-time Emmy Award-winning producer, director and screenwriter, will receive this year's Distinguished Artisan Award at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) (more...)

Over 70 Short Plays from Caridad Svich, Neil LaBute and More Slated for AFTER ORLANDO Series in Response to Pulse Shooting
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassport Theatre Alliance, in association with Daryl Roth, announce AFTER ORLANDO, an international theater action comprised of more than 70 short plays written in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016, and the growing devastating history of gun violence in the United States and worldwide. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Miami Regional Awards Update - Stephanny Noria, Bobby Cassell in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Sets Cast for Chicago Debut of Complicite's A DISAPPEARING NUMBER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

TimeLine Theatre Company continues its 20th Anniversary season with a daring new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, the exquisite 2007 play by Complicite about love, math and how the past and future connect. Winner of the 2007 Critics' Circle Theatre, Evening Standard, and Laurence Olivier awards for Best New Play, it was originally conceived and directed by Simon McBurney and devised by the original company. TimeLine's new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER will be directed by Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling. (more...)

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