Courtney B. Vance, Joe Mantello & More Honor SHUFFLE ALONG Director George C. Wolfe at O'Neill Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center welcomes Courtney B. Vance, Savion Glover, Joe Mantello and David Marshall Grant for the Monte Cristo Award program celebration for award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe. Vance - an O'Neill alumnus who also starred with Tom Hanks in LUCKY GUY on Broadway under the direction of Wolfe - will present the Award. (more...)

Frank Langella-Led THE FATHER get One Week Extension at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, with a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) will extend by one week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on April 14 to critical raves, has been extended through Sunday, June 19. (more...)

August Wilson's JITNEY and COST OF LIVING Added to MTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two additional productions as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2016-2017 season: The Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the New York Premiere of Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok and directed by Jo Bonney, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mandy Greenfield Artistic Director. Cost of Living will have its World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival on the Nikos Stage from June 29 to July 10, 2016. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Transfers to Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company's critically acclaimed, world premiere production of Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, that sold out at Stage 2 earlier this season, transfers Off Broadway to Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater as performances begin tonight, Friday, May 13. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Direct SAINT JOAN as Part of Hartford Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today that Hartford Stage's 2016-17 season will include George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, the dazzling play about Joan of Arc, directed by Tresnjak. (more...)

Ami Brabson's Cabaret PHENOMENAL WOMAN Set for Metropolitan Room This June
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Ami Brabson's cabaret PHENOMENAL WOMAN will return this Spring at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) on Saturday June 4th at 4pm. Ami Brabson has had recurring roles in a number of television shows. She frequently appeared as Mary Pembleton in HOMICIDE: Life on the Streets. Other TV credits include LAW & ORDER SVU, DAMAGES, UNFORGETTABLE, LAW & ORDER, THE BEAT, THE JURY, WONDERLAND and various Soap Operas. (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR Extends at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of their New York premiere production of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award-winner Danai Gurira (Eclipsed now on Broadway, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's 'The Walking Dead'). Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with Huntington's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2016

HuntingtonThe Huntington Theatre Company presents the powerful memoir August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, co-conceived and directed by Todd Kreidler (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner adapter at the Huntington) and featuring Eugene Lee (Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, and The Piano Lesson at the Huntington), both longtime Wilson collaborators. Performances continue now through April 3, 2016 in the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. Click below to go behind the scenes with the company and watch a trailer for the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the powerful memoir August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, co-conceived and directed by Todd Kreidler (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner adapter at the Huntington) and featuring Eugene Lee (Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, and The Piano Lesson at the Huntington), both longtime Wilson collaborators. Performances continue now through April 3, 2016 in the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Lee onstage below! (more...)

NOLLYWOOD DREAMS and More Slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club just announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series, which kicks off next Monday, March 14. (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events, Discussions for HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations.  (more...)

History Matters/Back To The Future Announces 2016 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

History Matters/Back To The Future, committed to promoting the study and production of women's plays of the past, has announced the winner of the second annual Judith Barlow Prize. Lindsay Adams, a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has been chosen for her one-act play, HER OWN DEVICES, which was inspired by Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Harvey. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl Tommy
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 30, 2016

It's only appropriate that Tommy, who's committed to diversity and an int'l perspective in theater, is helming an Africa-set play that's Broadway's first ever whose writer, director and cast are all black women. (more...)

Boston University Sells Home of Huntington Theatre Company For $25 Million
by Michael Dale - Mar 22, 2016

The new owner is in talks with the theatre company about the continued use of the space they've called home since 1982. (more...)

Ken Urban's A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK to Close Playwrights' Center's 2015-16 New Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

On Monday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. the Playwrights' Center will present readings of Core Writer Ken Urban's new play A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK, the final play of the 2015-16 Ruth Easton New Play Series. (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces THE 39 STEPS Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast and creative team of THE 39 STEPS, May 19-August 14 at the CLO Cabaret.  Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit with a riotous blend of virtuoso performances by an incredible cast and wildly inventive stagecraft, including an on-stage plane crash! (more...)

Amy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE announces its 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three world premieres commissioned by Yale Rep and two contemporary masterpieces. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Starts Tonight at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau's play SKELETON CREW, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt, Nikiya Mathis and Adesola Osakalumi. SKELETON CREW begins previews tonight, January 6, officially opens Tuesday, January 19, and plays a limited engagement through Sunday, February 14, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street). (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Sets Cast of THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

A struggle between a family's enduring legacy and its chance for a brighter future takes center stage in The Piano Lesson: one of the most critically-acclaimed productions in August Wilson's landmark ten-play American Century Cycle. (more...)

Around the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 Openings
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

We're just three days into the New Year, and we can't wait for all the new shows set to open around the corner from Broadway! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of the upcoming plays and musicals from The Public, Classic Stage, Atlantic Theater, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, Roundabout, the Encores! series and more, currently slated to open off-Broadway in 2016! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/29; Pre-Broadway EMPIRE in L.A., VIOLET in Denver and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 29, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Denver, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include OF MICE AND MEN at Milwaukee Rep, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE in Los Angeles, and VIOLET in Denver,  just to name a few. (more...)

Kathryn Erbe & More Join Frank Langella in MTC's THE FATHER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage), in a new production directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) atMTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Tim Bond to Join Faculty of University of Washington School of Drama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Tim Bond-noted director and educator and current Producing Artistic Director at Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama-has been hired as a full professor at the University of Washington School of Drama. An alumnus of the School of Drama MFA Directing program, Mr. Bond will teach in both the undergraduate curriculum and the MFA directing and acting programs. (more...)

BWW Review: August Wilson's JITNEY Astounds at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jan 26, 2016

American Stage's ninth venture into Wilson's Pittsburgh Century Cycle is a powerful production that packs quite a punch. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/22; THE PIANO LESSON in NJ, THE NETHER in Miami and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 22, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Jersey, Wichita, Miami, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include a 'must-see' The Piano Lesson in New Jersey, PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE in Wichita, and THE NETHER in Miami, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PIANO LESSON at McCarter is a Must-See!
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Jan 20, 2016

Jade King Carroll directs an all-star cast in August Wilson's powerful play at McCarter Theatre. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre's Season 14 to Feature GYPSY, ON THE 20TH CENTURY & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

 Every season must reflect the mission of the company and for the past 13 years, Sean Murray has crafted uniquely Cygnet seasons that reflect the commitment to 'startle the soul, embrace diversity and ignite debate.' This year is no exception. The seven productions in Season 14 range from the traditional to the avant-garde and include two musical theatre classics, a two-show repertory by a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, the return of a holiday favorite and two contemporary works sure to shock and amaze. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Opens Tonight at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau's play SKELETON CREW, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt, Nikiya Mathis and Adesola Osakalumi. SKELETON CREW officially opens tonight, January 19, and plays a limited engagement through Sunday, February 14, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street). (more...)

BWW Review: University of Northern Colorado's THE PIANO LESSON
by Felicia Tassone - Feb 8, 2016

The Piano Lesson is an important part of American theater.  August Wilson wrote a story that needs to be told, now more than ever.  And a story which asks the important questions like, What do you do with your legacy, and how do you best put it to use?  Are we forced to live in the shadows of our ancestors choices? (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's SKELETON CREW Will Transfer to Linda Gross Theater This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) just announced that following its critically acclaimed, sold out world premiere production at Stage 2, Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will transfer this spring Off Broadway to Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's SKELETON CREW Will Transfer to Linda Gross Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that following its critically acclaimed, sold out world premiere production at Stage 2, Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will transfer this spring Off Broadway to Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ensemble Artistic Director Eileen Morris On Staging August Wilson
by Katricia Lang - Feb 26, 2016

Per usual, The Ensemble Theatre honors Black history every month of the year. Less usual: The theater company commemorates August Wilson and Black American history with its continued staged readings of Wilson's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE and currently staged production of Wilson's play FENCES. (more...)

Vanessa Williams & Alfre Woodard Among Women of Power Legacy Award Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Black Enterprise will present its highest honor in recognition of the achievements of black women when it presents the Women of Power Legacy Awards at the 2016 Women of Power Summit on March 10, 2016, in Hollywood, Florida. The Women of Power Summit is the nation's No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women of color, annually attracting more than 1,000 corporate executives, professionals, and businesswomen from across the country. The Women of Power Summit, hosted by ADP, will take place March 9-12, 2016, at the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood. (more...)

Site-Specific SUGAR RAY to Play New Harlem Besame Restaurant, 2/26-3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Sugar Ray Robinson was, pound for pound, the greatest boxer of all time. In his 25-year professional career, from 1940 to 1965, he was boxing history's first winner of five divisional championships (in the middle weight and welterweight divisions). (more...)

Ami Brabson and More Set for 'Music at the Mansion' Series Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, February 28, at 3pm. Performers include 4th Wall Theatre, Ami Brabson, Peggy Eason and Michael Colby. (more...)

BWW Review: DETROIT '67 at Karamu Looks at the Riots in the Motor City
by Roy Berko - Feb 10, 2016

February 1, 1960--North Carolina State University students protested when the administration wouldn't let a black male's name appear on the ballot for student body president. May 15, 1962-Students at the University of Mississippi rioted over the lack of equal rights for black students. April 13, 1964-Riots erupted in Los Angeles regarding discriminatory ways of how police treated African Americans. (more...)

Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. (more...)

August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED Begins 3/5 at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will present the powerful memoir August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned, co-conceived and directed by Todd Kreidler (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner adapter at the Huntington) and featuring Eugene Lee (Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, and The Piano Lesson at the Huntington), both longtime Wilson collaborators. Performances begin Saturday, March 5 and continue through April 3, 2016 in the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. (more...)

Courtney B. Vance, Joe Mantello & More to Honor SHUFFLE ALONG Director George C. Wolfe at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces that Courtney B. Vance, Savion Glover, Joe Mantello and David Marshall Grant have joined the Monte Cristo Award program celebration for award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe. Vance - an O'Neill alumnus who also starred with Tom Hanks in "The Lucky Guy" on Broadway under the direction of Wolfe - will present the Award. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Among 2016-17 Lineup at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today that Hartford Stage's 2016-17 season will include Queens for a Year by T.D. Mitchell, The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne. (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

BWW Review: HAVING OUR SAY at Hartford Stage Company
by Karen Bovard - Apr 12, 2016

HAVING OUR SAY is the theatrical adaptation by Emily Mann of the joint memoir of the same title published in 1993 by Dr. Bessie Delany and Miss Sadie Delany, who were then both over 100 years old. The evening is a delight as well as a fine history lesson. This co-production (with Long Wharf Theater in New Haven) will run in Hartford through April 24. (more...)

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