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Philly Playwright Wins Yale Prize and Programs Summer of Writing Classes
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

PlayPenn, Philadelphia's artist-driven organization dedicated to improving the way in which new plays are developed, has announced their Summer 2017 education offerings, including several opportunities to 'binge learn' during curated packages created especially for ambitious students. (more...)

Brad Oscar, Sarah Stiles, Gideon Glick, Frenchie Davis, George Faison and More to 'Sing for Pride' in UNSTOPPABLE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On Monday, June 26, 2017, Broadway Sings for Pride will premiere their 7th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan. This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special guests, and, of course, fun! The proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation and Orlando's Contigo Fund. (more...)

theSpaceUK to Bring A JOKE to Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

theSpaceUK is proud to present a NEW PLAY FEATURING SCI FI LEGENDS SYLVESTER McCOY AND ROBERT PICARDO. (more...)

Roxanne Fay to Star in HOME FIRES BURNING at Chenango River Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

What is Home?  Is it physical or emotional?  Is it memory?  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Behind the Numbers of Tony-Winning Broadway Debuts
by Daniella Parcell - May 28, 2017

This year's Tony nominations, announced earlier this month, brought a slew of renowned names. Performers such as Kevin Kline (PRESENT LAUGHTER), Nathan Lane (THE FRONT PAGE) and Patti LuPone (WAR PAINT) are no strangers to the Tony Awards, let alone to the Broadway stage. (more...)

Download HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, Starring Oprah Winfrey, This Month
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

See Oprah Winfrey in 'one of the best performances of her career' (Variety), when The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is available for Digital Download May 29th. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

Photo Flash: Doris Dear Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in 'LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

After the successful sold-out shows 'Doris Dear's Gurl Talk' & 'The Doris Dear Christmas Special', Ray DeForest was back in 'The Doris Dear Mother's Day Special: Like Mother Like Daughter' on May 12th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Final Casting Announced for UK and Ireland Tour of MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

As rehearsals begin, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce final casting for the UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON. Ryan O'Gorman will play 'John', and Marsha Songcome will play 'Gigi' until 1 August when Na-Young Jeon will take over the role. (more...)

Texas Jazz Crooner Ken Slavin to Make Don't Tell Mama Debut on Tonys Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Texas jazz crooner Ken Slavin makes his Don't Tell Mama debut during Tony Award weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jim Parsons Shares Wedding Pics From Marriage to Todd Spiewak
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

After being together for over 14 years, AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak finally tied the knot last weekend in New York City. The actor shared photos from the joyous event on Instagram! (more...)

Jim Parsons Ties the Knot with Todd Spiewak
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

After being together for over 14 years, AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak finally tied the knot this weekend in New York City. (more...)

Ray DeForest Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight in THE DORIS DEAR MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

After the successful sold-out shows "Doris Dear's Gurl Talk" & "The Doris Dear Christmas Special", Ray DeForest is back in "The Doris Dear Mother's Day Special: Like Mother Like Daughter" TONIGHT! at 9:30pm. Grab a seat in the Rumpus Room, and come along on a fun romp and help Doris and her guests salute the women who made them great… their MOTHERS! (more...)

VIDEO: Allison Janney Talks 'SIX DEGREES'; Sings Musical Theater Classics
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

Allison Janney stopped by 'Popcorn With Peter Travers' to talk about her new Broadway show, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION and sing a few bars of 'I'll Know' from GUYS AND DOLLS and 'Almost Like Being In Love' from BRIGADOON. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Christopher Hanke
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 1, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

HBO's BIG LITTLE LIES Available for Digital Download Today; Comes to Blu-ray/DVD 8/1
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2017

Become a part of the conversation and “prepare to be obsessed” (Vogue) with the new HBO® hit limited series BIG LITTLE LIES, starring some of the biggest names in show business, including Academy Award®-winner Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley (more...)

New Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE Available for Digital Download 6/12
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Executive produced by Judd Apatow, CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE is available for Digital Download on June 12. (more...)

Amazon Original Series THE LAST TYCOON Debuts Exclusively on Prime Video 7/28
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Amazon today announced its new original one hour series THE LAST TYCOON, starring Golden Globe winner Matt Bomer (White Collar, The Normal Heart), multi-Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Boss) and Lily Collins (The Blind Side, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), will premiere on Friday, July 28 exclusively on Prime Video. (more...)

Syfy Picks Up TREMORS to Pilot; Kevin Bacon to Reprise Original Film Role
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

SYFY announced today that TREMORS, starring Kevin Bacon reprising his original role from the 1990 film of the same name, has been ordered to pilot. From Universal Cable Productions, the drama was written by Andrew Miller ('The Secret Circle'), who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer along with Bacon and David Schiff (“Southpaw”) in association with Blumhouse Television. (more...)

Lesli Margherita and Max Crumm Come to NYMF in MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

EVERYTHING RHYMES WITH BLORANGE is pleased to announce the premiere of the new musical MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS THE DEVILL: AN AMERICAN MYTH as an official selection of the New York Musical Fesitval's Next Link Project. (more...)

Shefik Named Guest Speaker at the 7th Annual Broadway Sings for Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Media personality Shefik (Executive Producer and Host of the nationally-syndicated radio show, Shefik presents Invocation) has been named guest speaker at the 7th Annual Broadway Sing for Pride charity event, which takes place at The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium. (more...)

NYPD Cop Turned Actor James R Alexander Joins Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Long Island based actor and former NYPD police officer James R. Alexander has signed on for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's full 2017 - 18 season in Cincinnati Ohio. (more...)

Seth Bisen-Hersh, Celia Mei Rubin, and More Announced for 9th Annual BROADWAY MEOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 17th at 7pm.  (more...)

VIDEO: John Benjamin Hickey Talks Emotional Final Performance of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest John Benjamin Hickey discussed the final performances of Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. 'In the last few shows I was trying not to cry,' he explained. (more...)

Critics to Rehash the Season & Joel Grey to Stop by This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This week THEATER TALK presents Part Two of the Season's-End Critics panel - with Peter Marks of The Washington Post, Terry Teachout of THE WALL Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times & The New Yorker, and Linda Winer of Newsday - discussing the notable plays of Spring 2017 on Broadway. Then, Tony winner Joel Grey joins co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins to talk about his revealing memoir, 'Master of Ceremonies' (Flatiron Books). The episode also features a surprise Michael Musto Roast featurette. (more...)

'CHAD DEITY' Gives Cast Member a 'Life Imitates Art' Moment at Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

When Tampa's longest running professional theatre, Stageworks, opens the award winning production of 'The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity' on June 1, 2017, one cast member is having the opportunity of a lifetime by playing a role that epitomizes all the negative personality traits of a position in a business he knows too well. (more...)

THE NORMAL HEART, Larry Kramer's Acclaimed Drama Opens 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The City Theatre is excited to announce a special summer theatre event presentation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart. Described as "riveting theatre," this moving, funny, raw, and thought-provoking examination of the fight during the AIDS epidemic, is one of the most successful plays in modern American theatre and deserving of production in every community that believes in the power in and equality of all its citizens. The production runs June 30 - July 16. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Tim Daly and Tyne Daly to Star in Dorset Theatre Festival's DOWNSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs, starring brother and sister Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, who will be appearing together for the first time on the stage. (more...)

The 7th Annual Elly Awards to Honor Carolyn B. Maloney, Daryl Roth, and Mariska Hargitay
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Women's Forum of New York will present The 7th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women's Forum on Monday, June 19th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

N'Kenge and Adam B. Shapiro to Sing for Pride at LOFT Pride 2017 Celebration this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

For the second year in a row, Broadway Sings for Pride will lend their musical talents to LOFT Pride 2017!  The event, which takes place in White Plains, NY, will take place rain or shine on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. (more...)

Pete Holmes Stars in CRASHING: Season 1, Available on Digital Download 5/8
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

From comedy geniuses Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow comes Crashing: Season 1, the new HBO® series that follows a stand-up comic, whose suburban life unravels after he finds out his wife is cheating on him, forcing him to reevaluate his priorities and plunging him into the deep end of the rough-and-tumble NYC comedy scene. (more...)

Artists Rep presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

For the final production of its 2016/17 season, Artists Repertory Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by Resident Artist Michael Mendelson.  Previews run May 16 through May 19, the play opens May 20 and runs through June 11 on the Alder Stage. (more...)

VIDEO: 'SIX DEGREES' Stars Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey Dish on Broadway Life
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo, Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey, currently starring in the revival of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, talk to host Andy Cohen about what it's like working together on Broadway (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! And welcome to April 27 - aka #TheatreThursday - during which we ask the musical question: With 13 shows in the 2016-17 Broadway Season, which shows will be forgotten come Tony Award-nomination day (which is next week, if memory serves) and sink under the weight of all the swell competition? Think about it, people! What are your favorites for Tony glory this year? We'll be sure to send you an invitation to our Tony Party! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 27: The First Revival of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART Opens on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2017

On this day in 2011, Larry Kramer's landmark drama, The Normal Heart, opened on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins(Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman(Significant Other, Yen), officially opened last night, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there at opening night and brings you some red carpet action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 26, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opened last night, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the curtain call below! (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Review Roundup: John Guare's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winnerJohn Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins(Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman(Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Allison Janney & More in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') opens tonight at the Barrymore Theatre. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway's Allison Janney Tries Out Stephen Colbert's 'Vocal Warm-Up' Routine
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

While guesting on 'The Late Show' yesterday, the star of Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Allison Janney, missed her nightly warm up routine for her play. So Stephen invited her to try his! (more...)

VIDEO: Allison Janney Talks Relevancy of Broadway's 'SIX DEGREES' in Today's Times
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Award winning actress Allison Janney stopped by today's THE VIEW on ABC to talk about the relevancy of her Broadway play SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, in today's times. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017
by - Apr 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

Alfred Molina to Lead Ten Chimneys' 2017 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced accomplished, London-born actor Alfred Molina will lead the prestigious Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Returns to the Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON, opening at Curve Leicester where it will play from Saturday 1 July - Saturday 22 July 2017. (more...)

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