New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

Chita Rivera Extends Cafe Carlyle Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Cafe Carlyle has announced an extension for Broadway legend Chita Rivera's acclaimed, sold out Cafe debut with four encore performances, May 18-21. (more...)

Dark Comedy STORYWORKS: TERRA INCOGNITA Premieres at George Street Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

An absurd, dark comedy about a New Jersey family who finds themselves suddenly dealing with an environmental cleanup in their backyard - literally - makes its debut at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J., with a pair of 8pm performances June 3 and 4, with post-play discussions to follow each night. (more...)

Nicole Kidman to Bring Off-Broadway Vampire Drama CUDDLES to Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - May 25, 2016

Nicole Kidman has optioned the film rights to playwright Joseph Wilde's off-Broadway vampire-themed drama CUDDLES via her shingle Blossom Films. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Adds Late-Night Cabaret, Fridays@3 Reading Series & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional programming and casting for the 2016 summer season. Additions to this season's slate of events include the legendary Late-Night Cabaret, the always popular Fridays@3 Reading Series, and this year's Boris Sagal and Bill Foeller Fellowship Projects. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Will Return to the Cafe Carlyle Next Week!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera recently made her Cafe Carlyle debut with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's returning for an encore engagement (May 18-21), and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Lights Empire State Building Red for AIDS Walk New York
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, stage legend Chita Rivera ceremoniously turned the Empire State Building tower lights red in honor of AIDS WALK New York, which takes place this Sunday, May 15. Scroll down for video and a photo! (more...)

Jiehae Park Wins Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2016 Weissberger Award; Playwright-in-Resident Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO by Jiehae Park is the 2016 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award recipient. Jiehae will also receive The Jay Harris Commission to write a new play, a prize worth $10,000. (more...)

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis to Run 5/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

In May, the city of St. Louis will pay homage to the city's favorite playwright - Tennessee Williams  - with an annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis (TWFSTL).  This inaugural celebration kicks off May 11th and runs through the 15th on a variety of both conventional and unexpected stages in the Grand Center and Central West End areas. Highlights from this first festival include a Hirschfeld Exhibition Unveiling and An Evening with Olympia Dukakis.  With a focus on St. Louis, the TWFSTL will offer something for all tastes - theatrical productions, movies, a visual art exhibition, readings, panel discussions, a tour, and live music.   Tickets will be available through Metrotix.  (more...)

Chita Rivera, Sheldon Harnick & Stephen T. Rodd to be Honored at TADA! Youth Theater's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The legendary CHITA RIVERA has joined the list of honorees being celebrated at TADA!'s 30th Anniversary Gala on May 23, 2016. The Gala is hosted by TADA! Alum, JORDAN PEELE, of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." (more...)

Chita Rivera, Megan Hilty, Lena Hall & More Set for Cafe Carlyle's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to announce the Cafe Carlyle's spring 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Steven Page, actress/singerRumer Willis and Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins; as well as the return of audience favorites Megan Hilty, Alexa Ray Joel, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Lena Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with Director Kate Whoriskey of HER REQUIEM and SWEAT
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 2, 2016

A frequent collaborator with playwright Lynn Nottage, Whoriskey has directed a slew of premieres and revivals around the country. (more...)

ArtsRock Will Welcome Chita Rivera in Conversation at Nyack Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

ArtsRock has announced that the legendary Broadway star CHITA RIVERA will appear in conversation with Elliott Forrest at The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, on Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call 855-ArtsRock. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of Tennessee Williams' BABY DOLL Set for Fountain Theatre, 7/16-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

This summer, L.A. audiences get to see a brand new play by Tennessee Williams. Simon Levy directs the West Coast premiere of Baby Doll, adapted by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann from the 1956 Academy Award-nominated film of the same name - the first-ever Williams Estate-approved adaptation of this Williams screenplay. Baby Doll opens at the Fountain Theatre on July 16, starring Daniel Bess, Karen Kondazian, Lindsay LaVanchy, John Prosky and George Roland. (more...)

Tennessee Williams' KINGDOM OF EARTH Set for Odyssey Theatre, 7/15-8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Tennessee Williams aficionados will have the chance to view one of his lesser-known works in a rare Los Angeles production this summer. Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot) directs Susan Priver, Brian Burke and Daniel Felix de Weldon in Kingdom of Earth, a darkly comic psychodrama set to open July 15 as a guest production, presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger, at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Clint Ramos Talks Designing Sets & Costumes for ECLIPSED
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 3, 2016

Today, the talented designer speaks exclusively with BWW about the unique challenges and innovations involved in designing both costumes and sets for Danai Gurira's Tony nominated play. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival to Launch 2016 Season with THE ROSE TATTOO and COST OF LIVING This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts the opening night for its first two shows of the 2016 Season this Saturday, July 2nd at 8:00pm. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/28/2016 - WAR PAINT, Barbara Cook and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 28, 2016

Today's big news: WAR PAINT, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, begins tonight at the Goodman, The Rose Tattoo with Marisa Tomei starts in Williamstown and more! (more...)

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company to Present THE ROSE TATTOO, 7/22-8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

 Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans sets sail for uncharted territory in its second season, opening with The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams. The playwright's love letter to Italy was a Broadway blockbuster, winning a Tony Award for Best Play in 1951. Although its characters are mostly described as Sicilian, the play doesn't take place in the Mediterranean, but right here in the Gulf South! To realize the scope of this play and to engage the local and educational community, TWTC is partnering with Dillard University Theatre to collaborate on this production. (more...)

The Play Company Sets Cast of Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, has announced casting for the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. The stellar cast includes Jennifer Lim (Chinglish), Murphy Guyer (The King & I),Louis Ozawa Changchien (The Bourne Legacy) and Leslie Fray. (more...)

DVR Alert: Chita Rivera to Appear on CBS EVENING NEWS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera will appear on CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY tonight, Monday, June 20, 6:30 PM ET, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

Barbara Rosenblat Joins Marisa Tomei and More in THE ROSE TATTOO, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Barbara Rosenblat will be appearing as Assunta in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams' intoxicating comedy The Rose Tattoo (June 28-July 17).   Obie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs the play, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1951.  In addition to Marisa Tomei who stars as the grieving widow Serafina and Christopher Abbott as the hot-blooded trucker Alvaro, Rosenblat will be joining her 'Orange Is the New Black' costar Constance Shulman.  Rosenblat received international recognition for her portrayal of cancer-stricken inmate Miss Rosa, while Shulman plays Yoga Jones on that popular Netflix program. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Perform at East Hampton's Guild Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?On Saturday evening, July 23, CHITA RIVERA brings her solo concert to The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York, for one show at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $40-$150 ($38-$145 for Members) and are available online or via the box office 631.324.4050. Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available. (more...)

The Play Company to Stage Christopher Chen's CAUGHT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is pleased present the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROSE TATTOO Rare Tennessee Williams Treat
by Tara Bennett - Jul 27, 2016

The idea of a comedic play by Tennessee Williams might raise an eyebrow or two. Tennessee Williams? The same playwright who penned dark plays focusing on dysfunctional households as seen in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'The Glass Menagerie?' That same Williams? (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Jason Danieley Joins Cast of Williamstown Theatre Festival's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER; Rehearsals Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival begins rehearsals today for the final Main Stage production of the 2016 Season, this summer's production of Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marisa Tomei, Christopher Abbott & More in THE ROSE TATTOO at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival opens the 2016 Season with Tennessee Williams' Tony Award-winning play, The Rose Tattoo, now playing through July 17. Obie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in this new production, a new production of this intoxicating comedy, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1951. After retreating from the world in grief, widow Serafina (Tomei) revives and rejoins the world when the hot-blooded trucker Alvaro (Christopher Abbott) arrives at her doorstep. Passion, gossip, music and mystery fill the air in this steamy Gulf Coast town, where possibility and promise ignite. Check out photos below! (more...)

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


Official: Donmar Announces Full Casting for ELEGY - Barbara Flynn, Nina Sosanya and More; April 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Donmar announces full casting for the UK premiere of Elegy by playwright Nick Payne. Directed by Artistic Director Josie Rourke, the full cast is Barbara Flynn as Carrie, Nina Sosanya as Miriam and Zoe Wanamaker as Lorna, all making a return to the Donmar stage. Elegy starts previews from 21 April and imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it's now possible to extend life. (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya to Star in ELEGY at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, Zoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya will star in CONSTELLATIONS playwright Nick Payne's new play ELEGY at the Donmar Warehouse this spring. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek, Marisa Tomei and More Head to Williamstown Theatre Festival This Summer; Four World Premieres!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosted its starry 2016 gala this evening at City Winery in New York City, where Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield announced the initial lineup for this summer's season -- the 62nd for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. Among the big names slated for the 2016 Summer Season are Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Jane Kaczmarek and Michael Stuhlbarg. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Comes to Santa Maria, Solvang This Spring and Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, which launched the career of Tennessee Williams, plays in Santa Maria's Severson Theatre March 3 - 20, 2016, and then transfers this summer to the Solvang Festival Theater, June 16-26. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse ( - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

Actors Co-Op to Present Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, 3/2-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) announces the third show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with Tennessee Williams masterpiece SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Thom Babbes.  SUMMER AND SMOKE will preview on Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 4 at 8pm and run through Sunday, April 17 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Jon Steinhagen to Star in THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

JoAnn Montemurro, co-Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for the company's upcoming production of THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES by John Guare. The play will run on the company's East Stage from April 20 through June 18, 2016 under Montemurro's direction. (more...)

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 1, 2016 interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6. (more...)

Tony Winner Lea Salonga to Perform in Concert at Segerstrom Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Lea Salonga, revered as the 'Voice of the Philippines,' returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a special one-night-only concert in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Chita Rivera Postpones Cafe Carlyle Debut Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chita Rivera has postponed her engagement at the Cafe Carlyle, originally scheduled for January 12-23 to April 19-30 due to an injury she sustained over the Christmas holiday, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Following a fall, it was discovered that she has a pelvic stress fracture. (more...)

NO, I WON'T TAKE YOU TO THE AIRPORT! Opens at The Hudson Theatre Mainstage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Rich Hippie Productions has announced that actor and writer Courtney Abbiati will bring her new comic solo show, No, I Won't Take You to the Airport!, directed by Ryan Weiss, to the Hudson Theatre Mainstage on Wednesdays at 8pm for eight weeks only beginning April 13. Opening is set for Wednesday, April 20 at 8pm, and the limited engagement will run through June 8 only. (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...)

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...)

The Skivvies & More Among 2016 Williamstown Theatre Festival's Special Events; New Immersive Theatre Initiative Unveiled
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival has added a new community immersive theatre project entitled Orpheus in the Berkshires (July 14 - 17), a World Premiere production made by and for the Berkshires, as well as an exciting line-up of special events for their 62nd season. (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...)

Kate Walsh, Lindsay Mendez, Justin Long, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Board Williamstown Theatre Festival's Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

rtistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced additional casting for the upcoming Williamstown Theatre Festival 2016 Summer Season kicking off June 28 and running through August 21, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: There's Nobody Like Chita! Broadway Legend Makes Long-Awaited Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera made her Cafe Carlyle just last night with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage for a two-week engagement, through April 30. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside her first performance below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Better Late Than Never! Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Prepares for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera will make her Cafe Carlyle debut later this month with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! An Evening of My Favorite Songs is a a two-week engagement, running April 19-30. For tickets, visit: (more...)

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