BWW Review: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at Capital Repertory Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - May 3, 2016

There are very few productions that move me to tears, the last being Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Violet starring Sutton Foster, ironically also based on a woman's journey to happiness. And though I usually stay composed and proper, something about Capital Repertory Theatre's beautiful production of The Trip to Bountiful compelled me to join in on the show's emotional rollercoaster and ponder upon the current state of my own life. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/26/2016 - 5/3/2016
by - May 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/26/2016 - 5/3/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Adam Rapp's THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS at Atlantic Theater Compny
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company will soon stage the New York premiere of The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, written and directed by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp. The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois will feature William Apps (Wolf in the River), Connor Barrett(Finer Noble Gases), Susan Heyward (A Trip to Bountiful) and Katherine Reis (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Go inside rehearsal below! (more...)

Good Theater Sets 2016-17 Season: 'BOUNTIFUL,' Broadway Concerts & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Good Theater the professional theater in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center has announced its line-up for the company's 15th anniversary season opening in the fall of 2016 and running through the spring of 2017. (more...)

Peninsula Players Host Free Reading of 'WHO AM I THIS TIME?'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

? Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of "Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love)" by Aaron Posner, adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut at Bjorklunden at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor at 7p.m., Monday, April 4.  Posner's charming comedy explores love, pure and complicated, by weaving short stories from Vonnegut's early masterpiece "Welcome to the Monkey House."   Join the Players reading of comedic love stories that explores, with warm hilarity, human foibles in a small town.  Admission is free. (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Present Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Adobe Theater will present American playwright Horton Foote's play DIVIDING THE ESTATE April 29th through May 22nd, 2016. (more...)

Ned Eisenberg Joins The Old Globe's CAMP DAVID; Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy & Richard Thomas to Reprise Roles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its presentation of the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. (more...)

VIDEO: Cicely Tyson Talks Career, 'House of Cards' & Diversity in Hollywood on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The legendary actress stopped by TODAY to talk about the many groundbreaking roles she's played over the years and the ongoing struggle to have better minority representation in film. (more...)

Good Theater to Present James Lapine's ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Good Theater the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland will close its 14th season with the regional theater premiere of ACT ONE by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart.  Good Theater is the first company to do Act One since its Broadway debut in 2014.  The production opens April 6 and runs through May 1.  Tickets are available by calling the Good Theater box office at 207-885-5883 or going to the company's website www.goodtheater.com  where tickets may be purchased on line. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Horton Foote's 100th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 15, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Old Globe just announced the complete cast and creative team of its production of Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. (more...)

Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (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...)

2nd Annual Broadway Hackathon to be Held at New York Public Library
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The 2nd Annual Broadway Hackathon will return Monday April 18th  and Tuesday April 19th at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.  (more...)

Vanessa Williams to Star in VH1 Drama Series SATAN'S SISTERS
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy nominated singer/actress Vanessa Williams has signed on to play the lead role in VH1's upcoming scripted series inspired by Star Jones 2011 book 'Satan's Sisters: A Novel of Fiction.' (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/29/2015 - 1/5/2016
by - Jan 5, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/29/2015 - 1/5/2016. (more...)

LATE NIGHT CATECHISM Series Returning to City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

?This year, City Theatre hopes you are not planning to give up laughter for Lent. Kimberly Richards returns as the unforgettable Sister in Maripat Donovan's spring edition of the Late Nite Catechism series: Sister's Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? This limited-engagement, Pittsburgh premiere City Event is more fun than an egg hunt and more ham than Easter dinner, running February 17-March 13, in the Lester Hamburg Studio. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Sets Full Cast of MACBETH, Starring Conleth Hill & Frances McDormand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Berkeley Rep presents Shakespeare's dark and violent tragedy on the Roda Stage. This classic exploration of the ominous side of ambition tells the story of a couple bound together in their thirst for the Scottish throne. Driven by an evil prophesy and his scheming wife, Macbeth kills the king and claims his crown, thus beginning a moral descent into a reign of terror. (more...)

Lea DeLaria to Make Parker Playhouse Concert Debut, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

 "Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria will make her anticipated debut with the celebrated Broadway series at the Parker Playhouse produced by Mark Cortale, for one show only on Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 PM, joined by special guest host drag superstar Varla Jean Merman. The series is curated by SiriusXM radio host Seth Rudetsky, referred to as "The Mayor of Broadway" by the New York Times." Next up in the series will be Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar Vanessa Williams on March 22, and Darren Criss, star of TV's Glee on April 19, both hosted by Rudetsky. For tickets and information, please visit www.ParkerPlayhouse.com, or call 954-462-0222; or in person at Ticketmaster outlets or the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office, and at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (more...)

Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's world premiere of Anna Ziegler's THE LAST MATCH, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (who directed Bethany at the Globe in 2014). (more...)

BWW Flashback: THE GIN GAME Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2016

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, ends its limited run today, January 10, 2016. THE GIN GAME opened on October 14 at the Golden Theatre. In honor of the show's final curtain, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at its run on the Great White Way! (more...)

ECLIPSED Makes Broadway History During Black History Month with Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Eclipsed makes history during Black History Month.  Holding the special distinction of being led by the only two African-American lead producers on Broadway, Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, Eclipsed will be the first show in Broadway history with an entirely female cast and creative team, and further: an entirely Black cast and creative team.  Eclipsed begins previews later this month. (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Tony Winner Cicely Tyson to Return to ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Cicely Tyson will reprise her role of Annalise's (Viola Davis) mother Ophelia in an upcoming episode of ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (more...)

BWW Feature: Theatre Stars, Letts, Linklater, Magnussen, More in Oscar-Nominated THE BIG SHORT
by Allison Pichowicz - Feb 24, 2016

Did you see the Oscar Award nominated film THE BIG SHORT? Could you have sworn you recognized a few faces from recent productions... (more...)

Vanessa Williams to Perform at UCPAC in November
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

One of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today, Vanessa Williams will be performing on November 25 at 8 p.m. on the Mainstage of the Union County Performing Arts Center. (more...)

City Theatre Extends SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM: WILL MY BUNNY GO TO HEAVEN? Through March 20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

With sales hopping, City Theatre is excited to announce six additional performances of SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM: WILL MY BUNNY GO TO HEAVEN featuring audience favorite Kimberly Richards as the unforgettable Sister. (more...)

Square One Theatre to Continue 26th Season with THE OUTGOING TIDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Square One Theatre continues its 26th Anniversary Season with The Outgoing Tide, by Bruce Graham. This new drama hums with dark humor and powerful emotion. Gunner, husband and father, has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future, but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. 'Before the tide goes out' - the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding. (more...)

Northern Stage's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES to Showcase Three Actors in Sixteen Roles This Winter
by Louisa Brady - Feb 13, 2016

The Hound of the Baskervilles, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, runs live on stage at the brand new Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, February 24 through March 12. (more...)

ECLIPSED Launches Campaign to Bring 10,000 Girls to See Broadway Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey announced today that the critically acclaimed Broadway boundEclipsed will today launch a campaign to bring 10,000 girls to see the show.  Through the '10,000 Girls Campaign,' girls from the Tri-State area between ages 16 to 24, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience a Broadway show, will be given tickets to see Eclipsed. (more...)

Photo Flash: President Obama Sheds Tear, Carole King Overwhelmed at Aretha Franklin Performance
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 30, 2015

Below, check out Carole King's priceless reactions to the stunning performance, which brought a tear to the eye of President Obama! (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of BEAUTIFUL, Sara Bareilles, Aretha Franklin & More Pay Tribute to Kennedy Center Honoree Carole King
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 30, 2015

A highlight of the evening was a tribute to legendary singer/songwriter Carole King featuring Sara Bareilles, the cast of BEAUTIFUL and Aretha Franklin. (more...)

VIDEO: CeCe Winans Performs 'Blessed Assurance' in Tribute to Kennedy Center Honoree Cicely Tyson
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

A highlight of the evening was a tribute to legendary actress and Tony Award winner Cicely Tyson which featured Viola Davis, Kerry Washington and Tyler Perry. (more...)

VIDEO: Miranda Lambert Performs Tribute to The Eagles at KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

A highlight of the evening was a tribute to the legendary rock band The Eagles by country music star Miranda Lambert. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Gina Rodriguez Brings Rita Moreno to Tears with Kennedy Center Honors Tribute
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2015

Earlier this month, in a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, Seiji Ozawa, Tony Award winner Rita Moreno (WEST SIDE STORY), Carole King, George Lucas, and Tony Award winner Cicely Tyson (THE GIN GAME, The Trip to Bountiful) were saluted by great performers from Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world on THE 38TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. JANE THE VIRGIN's Gina Rodriguez launched the event (which aired tonight) with a tribute to Rita Moreno. Watch her emotional speech below! (more...)

Grammy Winner Cynthia Clawson to Celebrate New Year's Eve at Texas Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, is thrilled to present a special New Year's Eve event featuring Grammy & Dove Award winning recording artist Cynthia Clawson, with two performances, at 4pm and 8pm on Thursday, December 31st. (more...)

Grammy Winner Cythia Clawson to Spend New Year's Eve with Texas Repertory Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2015

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, is thrilled to present a special New Year's Eve event featuring Grammy & Dove Award winning recording artist Cynthia Clawson, with two performances, at 4pm and 8pm. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Cast Announced for Adam Rapp's THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS at Atlantic Theater Compny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, written and directed by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp. (more...)

BWW Review: MAD MEN Meets DALLAS in THE OLD FRIENDS at Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 29, 2016

Suburban Texas in the Swinging Sixties. It isn't all fun and games -- sometimes it's positively chaos. Get your cocktail duds on and prepare for anything, (more...)

Drama Desk Nominees- What It All Means for the 2016 Tony Awards!
by BWW Staff - Apr 28, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a chart that illustrates the number of Drama League nominees that were subsequently nominated for Tony Awards. Additionally, we calculated the percentage of eligible nominees that earned Tony Awards in the past nine years (discounting Off-Broadway nominations). Check out the chances that this year's DD nominees have at a Tony nod below! (more...)

Vanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison Will Announce 2016 Drama Desk Awards Nominations This Morning!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') will announce the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com. (more...)

The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') just announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams & More to Perform in Martha's Vineyard This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale is bringing his acclaimed Broadway concert series to Martha's Vineyard this summer. Since launching the fledgling Broadway @ The Art House concert series with Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky in Provincetown in 2011, the Broadway @ series has become a veritable star-magnet and has exploded beyond picturesque P-Town to launch outposts everywhere from Los Angeles to London. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2016
by - Apr 23, 2016

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...)

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, ARRABAL & More Included in The A.R.T.'s 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, announces its 2016/17 Season, including:  (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

Vanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison Will Announce 2016 Drama Desk Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') will announce the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com. (more...)

Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team of Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, coming to The Old Globe this spring. (more...)

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