Mercedes Ruehl to Star in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP at The Old Globe; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings "The Empress of Fashion" back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP will run September 26 through October 25, 2015, with opening night on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Underwater Adventure About Bullying, LITTLE IS BIG, Comes to Brooklyn This Winter
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 28, 2015

This fall The Shadow Box Theatre takes on bullying with our shadow puppet musical, LITTLE IS BIG. Through the power of theatre children learn how they can face up to bullies, find courage in friendship, work together and prevent discrimination. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl Stars in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings 'The Empress of Fashion' back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP will run tonight, September 26, through October 25, 2015, with opening night on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Stage Two Shakespeare Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs open their season with two of Shakespeare's legendary and most lasting works.  The Tempest, under the direction of Kyle Vincent Terry ('16), opens October 8 and Romeo and Juliet, directed by Ashley Teague ('17) opens October 22, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Open Book Theatre Company's THE SHADOW BOX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Open Book Theatre Company will open its second season with an American classic, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Open Book Theatre Company to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 9/18-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Open Book Theatre Company will open its second season with an American classic, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. (more...)

Victory Gardens Launches Director Inclusion Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the launch of The Directors Inclusion Initiative to encourage and develop talented and emerging Chicago stage directors identifying as people of color, disable, women, transgender and gender non-conforming. The aim of the initiative is to cultivate a new generation of diverse stage directors who create dynamic theatre work for their unique points of view. (more...)

FULL GALLOP, Starring Mercedes Ruehl, Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings "The Empress of Fashion" back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell. Both critics and audiences are loving it, and FULL GALLOP will now add a limited week of additional performances, extending through Sunday, November 1, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Open Book Theatre Company to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 9/18-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Open Book Theatre Company will open its second season with an American classic, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. (more...)

The Old Globe's 2016 Summer Season Will Include Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Plus Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST
by Nora Dominick - Oct 23, 2015

The Old Globe today shared its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. The season features the welcome return of Steve Martin (Bright Star) with the World Premiere of his new play Meteor Shower, an adult comedy, directed by Gordon Edelstein, in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where he serves as Artistic Director. Paul Gordon's musical Sense and Sensibility will have its West Coast premiere, presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it had its world premiere in February 2015, directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. The Summer Shakespeare Festival will include Macbeth, directed by Brian Kulick, Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company, and Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

Fiasco's MEASURE FOR MEASURE and SHINING CITY Round Out Long Wharf's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, announces the final two titles of its 2015-16 season. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl Stars in FULL GALLOP, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings 'The Empress of Fashion' back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP runs now through October 25, 2015, with opening night tonight, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin to Narrate Showtime Provocative Documentary THE SPYMASTERS; Watch Preview
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

For the first time in history, all 12 living directors of the CIA will be interviewed in THE SPYMASTERS – CIA IN THE CROSSHAIRS, a two-hour documentary premiering Saturday, November 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/30/2015 - Fred Ebb Awards, Charlie Brown's 50th Christmas and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 30, 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: Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer are honored with 2015 Fred Ebb Awards tonight; and be sure to set your DVR! Kristen Bell hosts ABC's IT'S YOUR 50TH CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN this evening. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/30/15- Mandy Patinkin
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Mandy Patinkin! Mandy Patinkin won the Tony Award for his Broadway debut in Evita and was again nominated for Sunday in the Park with George and The Wild Party. He also appeared on Broadway in Trelawny of the 'Wells,' The Shadow Box, The Secret Garden, Falsettos, and his solo concerts Dress Casual, Celebrating Sondheim, and Mamaloshen. Other theatre credits include The Split, Savages, Enemy of the People, and most recently The Tempest at Classic Stage Company. Mandy continues to tour his concerts Dress Casual, Celebrating Sondheim, Mamaloshen, and An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. (more...)

SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM Returns to Ordway, Plays New Concert Hall for First Time
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold will play at the Ordway's concert hall on Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m. just in time for the holidays. (more...)

Underwater Adventure About Bullying, LITTLE IS BIG, Comes to Brooklyn Today
by BroadwayWorld JR - Nov 12, 2015

This fall The Shadow Box Theatre takes on bullying with our shadow puppet musical, LITTLE IS BIG. Through the power of theatre children learn how they can face up to bullies, find courage in friendship, work together and prevent discrimination. (more...)

SEVEN DECEMBERS Makes Debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival This June
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Nothing Important Productions takes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival with its original play, Seven Decembers. First presented to sold-out audiences as a workshop at LACC's Theatre Academy, Seven Decembers makes its official debut this June. (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Headline Long Wharf Theatre's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Broadway's Anna is headed to Connecticut this summer! Long Wharf Theatre will welcome Tony Award-winning THE KING AND I star Kelli O'Hara at its annual Gala on Monday, June 6, 2016. (more...)

Court Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Court Theatre announces its 62nd season under the continuing leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep to Stage SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present Bill Russell and Henry Krieger's Side Show directed by Ashley Teague '17 beginning May 5, 2016.   (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin to Perform in Concert at NJPAC, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Broadway's master song man, Mandy Patinkin will bring his critically acclaimed theater concert Dress Casual to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Sunday, May 22 at 3pm. In this powerful, passionate afternoon of popular song, Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, takes his audience on a dazzling musical journey from Irving Berlind to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/16/2016 - IRONBOUND, CAGNEY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 16, 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: IRONBOUND opens off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Mandy Patinkin Among 2016 Honorees for Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Three renowned achievers will be honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 37th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors. (more...)

Court Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MAN IN THE RING, 9/15-10/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Man in the Ring runs September 15 - October 16, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Old Globe Extends World Premiere of Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe today announced further news about its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. (more...)

MTAP Incubator Reading of DEAR BOY Set for Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

On Monday, June 27, 2016, MTAP--Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh launches Hot Metal Musicals Incubator with Dear Boy, book and lyrics by Jeanne Drennan and music by David Berlin, to be presented as a reading at 7:00pm at the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Steve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 - September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin Joins Daveed Diggs in Lionsgate's WONDER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Mandy Patinkin has also joined previously announced cast members Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. (more...)

Theatre Arts Center New York to Host 15th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Theatre Arts Center New York (Robert Laconi, Executive Director), New York's premiere theatrical summer training program for young artists, celebrates a major milestone:  15 years of producing and training students in acting, musical theater, and dance in New York City.  (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Tony Winner Patricia Elliott
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Patricia Elliott, who won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, has passed away. Her niece, Sally Fay, said Elliott died of cancer on Sunday, December 20 at her home in Manhattan. She was 77. (more...)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Tony Winner Patricia Elliott Dies at 77
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Patricia Elliott, who won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, has passed away. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Receive NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the St. Louis Actors' Studio?with the NYC premiere of their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring new plays by Neil LaBute, Lexi Wolfe, Peter Grandbois & Nancy Bell, G.D. Kimble, JJ Strong, and John Doble. Directed by Milton Zoth and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Wednesday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 7.  Press opening is Sunday, January 17 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Welcome Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents, in conjunction with Eva Price, THE LION, written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, directed by Sean Daniels, from January 6 through February 7, 2016. The play will take place on Stage II. Tickets are $25-$85. The press opening will take place on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Nothing Important's SEVEN DECEMBERS Gets Encore at The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Nothing Important Productions returns to The Lounge Theatre with Seven Decembers, winner of the Hollywood Fringe Encore! Producer's Award. Seven Decembers made its official debut to sold-out audiences in June, and has been invited back to the stage on August 19th and 20th. (more...)

SARTA Announces 2016 Elly Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

More than 410 Elly nominees for the 2015-16 season were announced at an informal nomination reception on Sunday, August 7, 2016 beginning at 7pm. More than 100 actors, directors, technicians, and producers were on hand to listen excitedly for their names to be called.  This year's theme is Some Enchanted Ellys.  (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Open Book Theatre Company to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 9/18-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Open Book Theatre Company will open its second season with an American classic, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. (more...)

Photo Flash: SPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

PEDRO PAN, a new bi-lingual children's musical, explores the struggles of Pedro, a young boy, sent to the US by his parents to escape the growing dangers of revolutionary Havana. Once in the U.S., Pedro must learn to adapt to a new language, culture, and country. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

BWW Interview: PARALLEL LIVES' Jenny Sullivan on Family, Directing & Contributing Happiness
by Gil Kaan - Aug 18, 2016

Director Jenny Sullivan has made her birthright name her own; acting and directing since her early twenties. The daughter of actor Barry Sullivan, Jenny's latest project finds her directing Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy's comic piece PARALLEL LIVES at the Falcon Theater. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Host 2016 Contemporary American Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre's Contemporary American Voices Festival, an annual celebration of adventurous, innovative new plays, will kick off the 2016-17 season. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 24
by Audition Roundup - Apr 24, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 24, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (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...)

Mandy Patinkin to Perform in Toronto This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his critically acclaimed theatre concert, MANDY PATINKIN in Concert, Dress Casual, to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for two performances only on June 15 and 16, 2016, at 8 PM. Tickets go on sale to Mirvish subscribers today, Monday, April 18, to American Express cardmembers on Wednesday, April 20 and to the general public on Tuesday, April 26. Mandy Patinkin has been fortunate to carve out a varied career including theatre, the concert stage, film, television, and as a recording artist. (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...)

Winthrop Playmakers to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 4/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Winthrop Playmakers will present the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama winning play, 'The Shadow Box' by Michael Cristofer, April 21 - 24, 2016. As directed by Nicholas Raponi, this powerful production is being performed at Memorial Hall at Winthrop High School, which will be reconfigured to an intimate black box space onstage. The Winthrop Playmakers are also spotlighting three local organizations associated with topics faced by the families in the play: AIDS Action Committee, Survivors by the Sea, and the Winthrop Council on Aging/Senior Center. (more...)

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