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Amanda, Laura, Tom & Jim- Meet the Cast of Broadway's Newest THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The revival of The Glass Menagerie opens tonight, March 9, at the Belasco Theatre, with a cast of some Broadway vets as well as a fresh face. Get to know the company before they take their opening night bows. (more...)

HERE Presents Madcap Take on Iconic Film in CASABLANCABOX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

HERE proudly presents CasablancaBox, a HERE Resident Artist Production, as part of its 2016-2017 producing season.  Written by Sara Farrington and directed by Reid Farrington, this original multi-media play will have 21 performances, in a premiere production, April 5 - 29 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Linda Purl Presents Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamour Nightclub Era at The Abbey on March 13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

As a special presentation of The Abbey's Monday Night Cabaret Series, stage and on-screen star Linda Purl presents her solo concert Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era on March 13 at 8 p.m. (more...)

WAR PAINT Producer David Stone Honored with 2017 Green Broadway Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) has announced that David Stone is the recipient of the 2017 Green Broadway Award. The Green Broadway Award honors an individual, show or organization for outstanding achievement in making Broadway more environmentally friendly. The first Green Broadway Award was given to Jujamcyn Theaters in 2015. (more...)

THE ASSIGNMENT and gUN COUNTRY to Run in Rep at A.R.T./NY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Houses on the Moon Theater Company will present two world premiere productions in repertory developed through company workshops: The Assignment, a new original play by Camilo Almonacid, directed by Emily Joy Weiner, is a co-production with Rhymes Over Beats (Patrick Blake, Artistic Director; Cate Cammarata, Associate Artistic Director), and will be performed in repertory with gUN COUNTRY, curated by Jeffery Solomon and Emily Joy Weiner, written, developed and performed by Houses On The Moon company members and directed by Jenna Worsham. (more...)

Manhattan Film Festival Screenings of GROWING UP FAT & ALBANIAN Set for April
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

GROWING UP FAT & ALBANIAN will be screened at the Manhattan Film Festival April 22nd at 5PM and April 28 at 8PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE ASSIGNMENT Kicks Off with Meet and Greet and Design Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director)  will present two world premiere productions in repertory developed through company workshops: The Assignment, a new original play by Camilo Almonacid, directed by Emily Joy Weiner, is a co-production with Rhymes Over Beats (Patrick Blake, Artistic Director; Cate Cammarata, Associate Artistic Director), and will be performed in repertory with gUN COUNTRY, curated by Jeffrey Solomon and Emily Joy Weiner,written, developed and performed by Houses On The Moon company members and directed by Jenna Worsham. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

BWW Review: IT GETS BETTER SHARES MESSAGE OF HOPE at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 27, 2017

On March 24 in Ferguson Hall at the Straz, by the talents of The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Art, through it gets better I experienced the heartbreak of it all. I was taken on an emotional rollercoaster of anguish and sorrow contrasted by love and laughter, and the thread that ran through every dialogue, every song that it, indeed, gets better if you have hope. (more...)

TBO Productions Presents Salisbury Playhouse Production of DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A brand new production of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap will embark on a 12-week national tour for the first time in 20 years, opening September 2017, with press night at the Theatre Royal Brighton on Thursday 14 September. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. and EXIT Theatre present a Workshop Production of YOU'LL NOT FEEL THE DROWNING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This April, You'll Not Feel the Drowning - written by Marissa Skudlarek and directed by Gabriel A. Ross - is the first play to be workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their new play development program, Undiscovered Works, a project in collaboration with EXIT Theatre with the goal of creating more direct avenues from page to stage.  (more...)

Custom Made Stages New Play Development Winner, Skudlarek's YOU'LL NOT FEEL THE DROWNING Opens 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

You'll Not Feel The Drowning, written by Marissa Skudlarek  and  directed by Gabriel A. Ross, is the first play to be workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their New Play Development Program, Undiscovered Works, a project in collaboration with the EXIT Theatre with the goal of creating more direct avenues from page to stage.  (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Actress/Comedian Nicky Sunshine Brings CONFESSIONS OF A MASSAGE PARLOR MADAM to Producer's Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her dramatic and comedic talents to the Producers Club Actors Studio (358 W. 44th Street) in Manhattan for three special shows on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Nicky, whose credits includes appearances on several Off-Broadway stages and NYC-metro area comedy clubs, will present her new solo work 'Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam' at the Times Square area-located venue at 5:00pm. A second performance of "Confessions" is scheduled for 7:30pm and will be followed by a 'Power To The Pink' / Women's History Month standup comedy showcase @10:00pm where Sunshine will be joined by an all female lineup of comedy talents who've made a splash on Comedy Central, HBO, BET and MTV. Shows will / may feature adult themes, language and content . The evening is produced by Top Knotch Ent and admission to a "Confessions" performance and the comedy show is @10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door (more...)

Paige Davis to Star in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

CULTUREMART 2017 Kicks Off Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The OBIE-winning HERE presents CULTUREMART 2017, taking place tonight, March 15, through March 25. (more...)

Eve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Joins MTC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, as part of MTC's 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Nicky Sunshine Brings CONFESSIONS OF A MASSAGE PARLOR MADAM to The Producers Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

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SCHOOL OF ROCK, THE HUMANS, LOVE NEVER DIES and More on Tap for Broadway In Chicago's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced its next season line-up: Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK, Broadway sensation WICKED, 2016 Tony Award-winning Best Play THE HUMANS and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

WICKED Returns to the Historic Orpheum Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Minneapolis' most popular musical, will return as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season April 12-May 14 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue., Minneapolis). (more...)

Cast Set for Cherry Lane's THE SIBLINGS PLAY as Part of MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre and Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors, have announced casting for the first production of the award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season - Ren Dara Santiago's THE SIBLINGS PLAY - being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from February 22 - March 4, 2017. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for WICKED's Spring Run at Shea's
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

After breaking box office records and selling out in 2008 & 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return as a 2016-17 Special Engagement to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, May 17 - June 4, 2017 for 24 performances, presented by Shea's and Albert Nocciolino. Press Night will be Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

InnerMission to Present VAGINA MONOLOGUES and MENDING MONOLOGUES for V-Day 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

InnerMission will present two productions for V-Day, 2017, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, and The MENding Monologues, Conceived by Derek Dujardin, will be performed in repertory at Finest City Improv (4250 Louisiana Street San Diego) February 24th and 25th, 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, starring Sally Field, begins on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Below, go inside rehearsals with some cast members and the creative team of LOVE SONGS for V-Day Volume 4 - Alicia Krakauer, Jessica Mortellaro, Megan Minutillo, Ariana Sepulveda, Stephanie Turci, and Meg Zervoulis! (more...)

Mayor Megan Barry To Join ABE For 2017 VAGINA MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 3, 2017

Nashville mayor Megan Barry will join Actors Bridge Ensemble (ABE) for its V-Day Nashville 2017 benefit performance of Eve Ensler's award-winning The Vagina Monologues on Friday, February 17, at City Winery, 609 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Open Stage of Harrisburg Founders Donald and Anne Alsedek Are Retiring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Open Stage of Harrisburg announced today that theatre mainstays Anne and Don Alsedek will retire June 30, 2017, at the conclusion of the theatre's 31st season. (more...)

Tickets on Sale March 2 for WICKED at Shea's This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

After breaking box office records and selling out in 2008 and 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return as a 2016-17 Special Engagement to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, May 17 - June 4, 2017 for 24 performances, presented by Shea's Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino. (more...)

ON THE ROYAL ROAD, WORLD VOICES, Tadashi Suzuki and More Slated for Segal Center's 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, announces its Spring 2017 season of free public programs. The season features free public programs, welcoming and celebrating contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

WICKED Returns to Boston This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Broadway In Boston, announced today that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Boston's most popular musical will return to the Boston Opera House. WICKED will play a limited seven week engagement June 7 - July 23, 2017 as part of the 2016-2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

BWW Preview: IT GETS BETTER Uses Theatre, Music, Dance to Open Dialogue About LGBTQ Youth at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 21, 2017

On March 24, 2017, The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents it gets better in Ferguson Hall at 7:30 p.m. it gets better is a timely and moving musical theatre experience by The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts. (more...)

HERE Presents CULTUREMART 2017 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The OBIE-winning HERE proudly presents CULTUREMART 2017, taking place March 15 - 25.  In this annual festival, CULTUREMART, process becomes the focus, offering a first look at live performance in various stages of development from the boundary-breaking artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) as they journey to mainstage production. (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Concert Series Presents LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present 'Love Songs for V-Day,' as a benefit VDAY, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. This one night only evening featured an all-female cast and creative team singing songs about love from across the musical theatre spectrum. (more...)

Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy Set for A DALLAS RETROSPECTIVE at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for A DALLAS Retrospective: JR Ewing Bourbon presents Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy will go on sale Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that a day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held forWICKED, which is returning to the Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) with performances from Wednesday, April 12-Sunday, May 14 as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season (more...)

CASABLANCABOX Begins Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

HERE proudly presents CasablancaBox, a HERE Resident Artist Production, as part of its 2016-2017 producing season.  Written by Sara Farrington and directed by Reid Farrington, this original multi-media play will have 23 performances, in a premiere production, April 5 - 29 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

First-Ever Collaboration Brings Together Jewish & Palestinian Playwrights from Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Playwrights Stephen Orlov of Montreal and Samah Sabawi of Melbourne discuss their challenging artistic journey and creative process in editing this groundbreaking collection. Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas is the first English-language anthology worldwide by Jewish and Palestinian writers in any genre of drama, prose or poetry. This unique anthology about the Israel-Palestine conflict includes three plays penned by Jewish playwrights, three by Palestinian playwrights, and one by both. The afternoon also features scene readings by actors. (more...)

Jewish/Palestinian DOUBLE EXPOSURE Drama Anthology Gets Panel in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

How did two strangers, a Boston-born Jew in Montreal and a Gaza-born Palestinian in Melbourne, embark on such a challenging artistic journey to edit Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas, the first English-language anthology worldwide in any genre of drama, prose or poetry by Jewish and Palestinian writers? (more...)

THE WEDDING SINGER Starring Ray Quinn and Ruth Madoc is Coming to Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Dan Looney in association with Paulden Hall Productions, Tom O'Connell Productions, Jason Haigh-Ellery and Tim Lawson present The Wedding Singer. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

HERE Honors Anne Kauffman and Mike Pratt at MOXIE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On Monday, May 1, HERE honors award-winning director Anne Kauffman and President of the Scherman Foundation, Mike Pratt, at HERE's annual gala.  This year's gala, entitled MOXIE!, begins at 6:00pm with The Sassy Supper at City Winery (155 Varick Street) featuring VIP Cocktail Reception, silent auction, dinner and performances, and continues with the Guts & Glamour Party, beginning at 8:30pm at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue), with cocktails, delectables, silent auction, performances and dancing.  (more...)

Learn the ANATOMY OF A MUSICAL with EAG Industry Panel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) is joined by a panel of musical theatre industry veterans on Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm for an insightful discussion about how musicals come together. (more...)

Learn How to Take a Musical from 'Page to Stage' at EAG's Anatomy of a Musical Industry Panel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

 Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) is joined by a panel of musical theatre industry veterans on Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm for an insightful discussion about how musicals come together.  Topics will include moving a work from concept to full production, and how musicals are selected for prestigious showcases like the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

BODY OF WOMEN to Explore Strength of Women for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

4th U Artivists, a NYC-based nonprofit founded to raise awareness and funding to help end violence against women and girls, presents BODY OF WOMEN, performances offering a deep look into women's bodies and the strength of women as a body. (more...)

Ruth Madoc Replaces Barbara Rafferty in THE WEDDING SINGER in Glasgow, Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Scottish actress Barbara Rafferty has unfortunately had to withdraw from the role of Grandma Rosie in the musical The Wedding Singer due to personal circumstances. (more...)

Jack Ellis, Karina Jones, and Oliver Mellor Star in National Tour of WAIT UNTIL DARK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Original Theatre Company is delighted to present the national tour and a major revival of Frederick Knott's gripping thriller, WAIT UNTIL DARK, directed by Alastair Whatley and starring Jack Ellis as Mike, Karina Jones as Susy and Oliver Mellor as Sam Henderson. (more...)

HABITAT A Story About Women, Gender & Family Comes to New York City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Not so long ago, the Trump administration revoked federal guidance established by the Obama administration that directed schools to allow Trans students to use restrooms aligning with their gender identity. As artists is our responsibility to advocate and support on behalf of the transgender community, also to bring their stories to light and protect them. (more...)

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