Broadway Love Story: The Tale of Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Whether you consider it more of a reason for being alive, a way to measure the year, or proof of an enchanted evening, love is everywhere on Broadway...including offstage. In this first edition of Broadway Love Story, fall hard for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and FUN HOME's Rebecca Luker, who explain their personal joys and trials of being a couple in the Broadway spotlight. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Present Lisa Lampanelli in STUFFED, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce a one-night-only special event, LISA LAMPANELLI in STUFFED, Saturday, June 25 at 8 pm. Tickets now on sale! For tickets log on to www.baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm. The Box Office will be open 7 days a week beginning Memorial Day weekend. This evening includes a special VIP ticket opportunity to mix and mingle with the artists at a cocktail party following the performance. (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at Ohio Theatre on Sale 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Columbus' most popular musical, will return to the Ohio Theatre August 17-September 4. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Sunday, May 22. (more...)

One Billion Rising Toronto, Young People's Theatre to Present EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Benefit METRAC
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

One Billion Rising Toronto, with the generous support of Young People's Theatre and Children's Peace Theatre, is pleased to present the return of EMOTIONAL CREATURE by Eve Ensler, in a new production directed by Tanisha Taitt. (more...)

Arj Barker Set for Comedy Works Larimer Square, 6/23-25
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Arj Barker is an American stand-up comedian who is developing a huge following in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and all over the world. He is best known as 'Dave' in the hit HBO sitcom Flight of the Conchords. He is also co-creator of the hit off-Broadway show the Marijuana-logues, a parody of The Vagina Monologues. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Ensler Premieres IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 24, 2016

At one point during her new one-woman play IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, based on her highly acclaimed 2013 memoir of the same name, Eve Ensler repeats a phrase over and over to one of her doctors: "You're going to radiate my vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My. Vagina." A pause, and then: "Do you know who I am?" (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Saenger Theatre Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre with performances from Wednesday, May 25 - Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Tony Winner Sara Ramirez Exits ABC's GREY'S ANATOMY After 10 Seasons
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

On last night's GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC, Sara Ramirez, who has portrayed orthopedic surgeon Dr. Callie Torres for the past ten years, made her exit from the long-running series. (more...)

Charles Dorfman, Carley Stenson & More to Star in Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their debut production Miss Julie, Buckland Theatre Company has today announced casting for Some Girl(s). Written by multi Tony Award nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) will be Buckland's first play in PARK90 at the Park Theatre, London which will be the company's home in 2016. Some Girl(s) will play 14 July - 6 August with a press night on 19 July. (more...)

Quartet to Pay Tribute to Mentor Faith Prince in GOTTA HAVE FAITH! at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

This awesome foursome, consisting of Analisa Bell, Andrew Morrisey, Clara Regula and Matt Surges, are all mentees of Tony Award-winning Broadway star, Faith Prince! Sharing a mutual love and respect for the woman who taught them to have faith in themselves, they've come together to put on a show! Because… why the hell not? (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

HERE's 'Alchemy' Gala to Honor Basil Twist and More This May
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 23, HERE honors renowned puppet artist Basil Twist and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation & the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, accepted by Foundation President Jay Beckner, at HERE's annual gala. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Theatre Bug Infects the Campus: Student Perspective
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - May 16, 2016

Since the theatre program first came to be, the University of New Haven has not been the same. Watching the program grow has infected the rest of campus with the theatre bug. Student organizations have been inspired to take on more theatrical events around campus. To quote Cabaret cast member Katherine Lutz, "Theatre is no longer a group of misunderstood outcasts; theatre is now a welcomed part of student life on campus!"  (more...)

Online Auction Featuring Autographed Broadway Show Art Now Open
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Online bidding is now open on 13 auction lots of custom autographed prints, celebrating the work of SpotCo, one of Broadway's leading advertising agencies. Each print features the final poster art of a show along with three rare, never-before-published preliminary posters. (more...)

Bid On Signed Prints from 'On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution,' Support BC/EFA
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

The just-released book features classic Broadway poster art and never-before-published preliminary posters (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'AGING IS OPTIONAL,' 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Acclaimed Broadway, film and television star, Tovah Feldshuh - nominated six times for the Tony and Emmy Awards-returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, April 29 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 30 (7 p.m.) with her one-woman show, Tovah: Aging is Optional. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats at the SHN Orpheum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED  returning to the SHN Orpheum Theatre, March 9 through April 16. (more...)

Ali Stroker & ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lin Tucci to Bring THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to New York Prisons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Broadway & TV actress Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening, GLEE) and Orange is the New Black co-star Lin Tucci are set to star in a special production of Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues which will tour a group of N.Y. State Correctional Facilities in April from 4/18-4/22 for V-Day (www.vday.org), the global activist movement which aims to end violence against women & girls. (more...)

Immersive Multimedia Work IDIOT to Play HERE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE presents the Artistic Director production, IDIOT, conceived by writer Robert Lyons (Text) and HERE Artistic Director Kristin Marting (Director, Choreographer), adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot. (more...)

Actors Bridge Preps FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS for 4/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2016

Actors Bridge Ensemble's 20th anniversary season continues in April with the Nashville premiere of Meg Miroshnik's The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, directed by Leah Lowe and running April 15-23 at the Belmont Black Box Theater. (more...)

HERE to Present SCIENCE FAIR, 4/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE proudly presents Science Fair, a HERE Resident Artist production conceived and performed by Hai-Ting Chinn. This new opera-theater work, a live science show with lessons & lectures in song, Science Fair features Music Direction by Erika Switzer (piano), and Music by Matthew Schickele, Renee Favand-See, Stefan Weisman and Conrad Cummings. Lisa Rothe directs. This world premiere will have 8 performances only, April 13 - 24, at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). Developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), Science Fair marks the culmination of a residency for Hai-Ting Chinn with HARP. (more...)

Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the cast for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP,4 4/15-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) continues its 56th season with The Mountaintop, Katori Hall's daring reimagining of a seminal event in American history, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn. The Mountaintop plays from April 15 through May 8- performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

Florida City Council Rules In Favor Of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES and Burlesque Show
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2016

Municipal lease may have violated the First Amendment's protection of free speech. (more...)

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program to Present MARCH OF THE PUPPETS, 3/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents March of the Puppets, taking place March 11 - 19.  March of the Puppets features three unique events: "Puppet Parlor 2016" (March 11 & 12), "The Joshua Show" (March 13) and "Steve of Tomorrow" (March 16 - 19).  Performances, detailed below, take place in the Dorothy B. Williams Theater at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue).             (more...)

Photo Flash: Marin Mazzie Gets Fitted in Her KING AND I Hoop Skirt!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

She still has some time to prepare for her Broadway return, but she's already good to go when it come to Anna's biggest costume challenge- the hoop skirt. She writes on Instagram: 'A little 'hoop shot' in honor of March Madness. @kingandibway #kingandi#costumefittingfun' (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: USC's CHANTAL NCHAKO
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 15, 2016

A perfect example is Chantal Nchako, a native of Douala, Cameroon, and a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. On her burgeoning resume, you will find such projects as The Vagina Monologues at New World Stages; All American Girls at the Actor's Temple; and Henry V at the Classical Theatre of Harlem. In addition, she starred as Agent Cooper in the feature film Raltat, which was nominated in the Pan African Film Festival. (more...)

Jamil Khoury's MOSQUE ALERT to Premiere at Silk Road Rising This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Silk Road Rising and Executive Director Malik Gillani are proud to announce the World Premiere of MOSQUE ALERT, a new play written by Jamil Khoury and directed by Edward Torres. MOSQUE ALERT runs March 24 - May 1, 2016, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Lower Level, in Chicago. Press opening is Saturday, April 2 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Florida City Council To Hear Complaints Re: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES and Burlesque Show
by Michael Dale - Feb 25, 2016

A local businessman claims they are objectionable performances that violate the city's lease. (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...)

Full Cast Announced for UK Regional Premiere of April De Angelis' JUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces full casting for the regional premiere of the hit Royal Court and West End comedy Jumpy by April De Angelis. Sara Stewart leads the company in the role of Hilary and is joined by Ciara Baxendale (Lyndsey), Charlotte Beaumont (Tilly), Steven Elliot (Roland), Laurie Kynaston (Josh), Charlotte Moore (Bea), Kerry Peers (Frances), Laurence Ubong Williams (Cam) and Philip Wright (Mark). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/17/2016 - BURIED CHILD, RED SPEEDO and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 17, 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: Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD returns to the stage and more! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/15/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: YOCTOTheatre's COCKTALES Takes a Funny, Sensitive Look at Male Identity
by Krista Garver - Feb 15, 2016

Sometimes a total sausage fest can be a really good thing! Like in YOCTOTheatre's COCKTALES, an evening of storytelling and theatre all about -- you guessed it -- the penis. Honestly, I was a little unsure when I saw the description of this one: 'Dink - Dork - Shlong - Dingdong - Swinging Fury - Jumbo or just good old fashioned peewee, it's finally time to hear from the real Commander in Chief!' But it didn't take long for me to get over my hesitation, and in the end, I thought it was both a great night at the theatre and an important show. (more...)

The Sheldon Concert Hall Announces February-April Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

The Sheldon Concert Hall announces upcoming concerts, gallery events, and more! (more...)

Josette Simon Joins Mel Giedroyc in UK Premiere of LUCE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Josette Simon joins the previously announced Mel Giedroyc to lead the cast of the UK premiere of JC Lee's play LUCE, which will run at London's Southwark Playhouse from 9 March to 2 April 2016, with a Press Night on Friday 11 March 2016. (more...)

HERE to Present CULTUREMART 2016 This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The OBIE-winning HERE presents CULTUREMART 2016, taking place March 2 - 12. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Segerstrom Center Run, 2/17-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with performances from February 17 - March 6. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Segerstrom Hall box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in- person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

THE KING AND I's Marin Mazzie Will Host Facebook Live Chat on Monday!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The star just announced that she'll be answering questions from fans in a live chat on Monday morning: (more...)

Eve Ensler, Trump on Long Island & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

SESAME STREET's Sonia Manzan to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2016 Daytime Emmys
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced that Sonia Manzano, legendary performer of “Maria” from Sesame Street, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites. (more...)

VIDEO: Marin Mazzie Tries on Her KING AND I Gown!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). She still has some time to prepare for her Broadway return, but she's already ready to go with her Act 2 gown! (more...)

Francesca Rizzo's DAMES LIKE US Comes to Cornelia St. Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Saturday afternoon at The Cornelia Street Cafe just got a lot more fun with the addition of award-winning playwright/director/actor Francesca Rizzo's outrageously honest and funny play -- DAMES LIKE US. (more...)

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Benefit Performances Begin This Week at Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

 A who's who of film and television stars will perform Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues in an intimate theatrical setting for four benefit performances only on April 30, May 1, 6 & 7 at 8pm, at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Produced and directed by Sheena Metal for Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles, all proceeds will benefit V-Day (vday.org), A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls, and protect.org, a national pro-child, anti-crime association committed to building a powerful, nonpartisan force for the protection of children from abuse, exploitation and neglect. (more...)

A.R.T. to Premiere Eve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, presents the world premiere of IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, written and performed by Eve Ensler and directed by Diane Paulus. Performances begin on Tuesday, May 10 and run through Sunday, May 29 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marin Mazzie is Getting to Know Her KING AND I Wardrobe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). She still has some time to prepare for her Broadway return, but she's already ready to go with her Act 2 gown! (more...)

Anne Archer to Star in THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Anne Archer will return to the UK to star as 'Jane Fonda' in a brand new production of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, written by seven-time Emmy award-winner Terry Jastrow, and directed by Joe Harmston, opening at Park Theatre on 13 July until 20 August, with a press night on 14 July. (more...)

BWW Interview: WEST SIDE STORY's Belinda Allyn Takes on THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES for Worthy Cause
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 18, 2016

Today, Belinda Allyn speaks exclusively with BWW about her participation in this important project and shares exclusive photos from The Vagina Monologues rehearsals. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Live Stream from Home!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Just blocks away, her husband, Jason Danieley, is starring as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Below, watch as the couple talks to fans in a Facebook Live chat that they hosted this morning! (more...)

Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Austin Durant, Reggie Gowland, Chris Myers, Rachel Nicks, Michele Shay, Lance Coadie Williams, and Charlayne Woodard will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.  WAR will begin performances Saturday, May 21; open Monday, June 6; and run for six weeks only through Sunday, July 3 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street).  (more...)

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