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425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place & 4th St)

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based on the play Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit) by Friedrich DŁrrenmatt

Claire was driven from her hometown in disgrace when she was 17, betrayed by her lover. Many years (and seven husbands) later, she returns (beautifully dressed, but with a wooden leg) to her now-impoverished stomping grounds and offers to save the town. The price? Nothing less than the life of Schell.



Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

BWW Review: Tori Scott Provides Post-Election Catharsis in SEEING DOUBLE at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Nov 30, 2016

Early on in Tori Scott's SEEING DOUBLE, the woman of the hour deadpanned, 'I've been in a rut since birth.' If that's the case, we should all be so lucky. But on the subject of things that could be going better, throughout Scott's performance at Joe's Pub on November 13, the unofficial theme of the night was, 'Could this year get any worse?' With the election still looming large, Scott took the stage, explaining she'd been looking forward to the show because she was in need of some attention, before adding, 'Then Tuesday happened and I needed group therapy.' (more...)


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Broadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. See photos from the recording session below! (more...)

National Theatre and Stratford Circus to Introduce 4,500 Schoolchildren to Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

4,500 school children from 67 primary schools in the London Borough of Newham will see a free production of Romeo and Juliet this January. (more...)

Off-Broadway's A DOG STORY Musical Sniffs Out the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Broadway Records has announced that A Dog Story (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 20, 2017. (more...)

Sam Pinkleton, Mark Wendland & More Join SIGNIFICANT OTHER Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producers of the Broadway bound production of Significant Other have just announced that the full creative team from the sold out run at the Roundabout Theater Company will be joining playwright, Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) and director, Trip Cullman on the Great White Way next month. (more...)

Max Vernon's New Musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Sets Off-Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Invisible Wall Productions has announced that The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold - will launch an Off-Broadway run at Culture Project - The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera to Perform in Broadway @ The Nourse Series This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who originated the Broadway roles of Anita in 'West Side Story,' Rosie in 'Bye Bye Birdie,' Velma in 'Chicago,' and appeared in the original casts of 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Can Can,' 'Jerry's Girls' and many others. Producer Mark Cortale announced today that she will be coming to San Francisco for one night only on April 29 at 8:00 PM, joining a stellar season that kicks off this week with two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole on Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Michelle Obama to Make Final Talk Show Appearance as First Lady on NBC's TONIGHT SHOW, 1/11
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON welcomes back Michelle Obama on Wednesday, Jan. 11 for her final talk show appearance as sitting First Lady of the United States. The Visit will mark her third appearance as a guest. (more...)

Broadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley to Celebrate Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

On Friday, February 24, Broadway legends and husband and wife team Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley take to the Loft Theatre stage for one night only to help The Human Race Theatre Company celebrate its 30th anniversary in Broadway and Beyond, a musical review. (more...)

World Premiere of TWO COUSINS AND A PIZZA by Anthony J. Piccione to Play at the Hudson Guild Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

'Two Cousins and a Pizza' - a new one-act comedy by Anthony J. Piccione - will receive its world premiere on February 9th and 10th at 6:15pm and February 12th at 8:30pm at the Hudson Guild Theater - located on 441 West 26 Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues) - as part of the 2017 Winterfest Theatre Festival running from January to March 2017. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

Peabody Chamber Opera Presents WOMEN IN THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Peabody Chamber Opera returns to Theatre Project with Women in the Dark, three short operas about various situations in which a woman or women are 'in the dark,' for four performances,February 16 - 19 at Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/10/2017 - 1/17/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/10/2017 - 1/17/2017. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon Reflects on Mike Pence's Controversial Visit to HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

In the interview, the two time Tony nominee, currently starring as Aaron Burr in the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON, reflects back at a controversial visit from Vice President-elect Mike Pence last November. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Ramin Karimloo & Alison Luff Star on SONG OF SOLOMON Original Concept Recording, Arriving 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway Records has announced that Song of Solomon (Original Concept Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 27, 2017. (more...)

32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival Releases 2017 Program
by Movies News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by UGG¬ģ, announced today the highly-anticipated lineup for the 32nd edition, which will run February 1st to February 11th, 2017. (more...)

Breaking News: Have You Heard? ANASTASIA Has Found Its Full Broadway Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) just announced complete casting for the new musical, ANASTASIA. (more...)

John Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem) and three-time Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Visit) for a discussion with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars) about their new musical, Kid Victory, opening at The Vineyard Theatre in February. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's Michael Sag Joins WP Theater as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, has announced that Michael Sag has joined the company as Managing Director. (more...)

Mayor Kenney Helps Fund for the School District Relaunch Campaign for Right Books
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Donna Frisby Greenwood, President & CEO of the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, visited K-3 classrooms with the Right Books libraries at the George W. Nebinger School, a K-8 school in Bella Vista last week for Giving Tuesday. Mayor Kenney read Exploring Matter by Marilyn J. Salomon to a first grade classroom as part of his visit. The Visit was the latest step in the campaign to raise a total of $3.5 million dollars in an historic literacy effort to have every public school student reading on grade level by 4th grade. 'If our students are not reading on grade level in the fourth grade, this deficit follows them throughout their academic careers,' said Mayor Jim Kenney. 'Having the right books in our classrooms means that teachers and students have the tools to develop early literacy and a love of reading. This important campaign is a way we can all do our small part to support our local schools.' The Right Books effort has drawn support of an unusually large and broad coalition, including the School District, the William Penn and the Lenfest Foundations, READ! by 4th, and local corporations including a $250,000 donation from Vanguard Capital for Kids Program. 'We are thrilled to have Vanguard Capital for Kids Program as our newest partner in this early literacy initiative,' said Donna Frisby-Greenwood, president and CEO of The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia. 'Their contribution will support Right Books libraries in 50 classrooms.' The Fund hosted a week-long online appeal to help raise awareness for the Right Books on Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to online giving which kicks off the end of year charitable season; the online campaign is fueled by social media messages. Funding for Right Books installs special grade level libraries in every K-3 elementary school classroom. These teaching libraries are designed to enable every Philadelphia public school students to read on or above grade level by 4th grade. On #GivingTuesday, the Fund raised nearly $253,000 toward the final $3.5 million in matching dollars required to meet the overall campaign goal. Mayor Kenney, School District Superintendent William Hite and other city leaders also supported the campaign, urging the public to allocate their First Tuesday giving for Philadelphia's public school students and help them obtain 'the Right Books.' 'The right books in the right hands at the right time can change a child's whole world and we are very close to our goal of generating the resources to make sure all of our children have the reading skills they need to succeed,' according to Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite. The $3.5 million campaign, first launched in November 2015 and was the feature fundraising activity of Mayor Kenney's inaugural block party. Donors at the inaugural block party on January 4, 2016 raised $556,329 for the Right Books campaign. To date, the Right Books Campaign has raised $2.1 million of the $3.5 million in required matching dollars from the Lenfest ($4.5 million) and William Penn ($6 million) Foundations for a total of $14 million needed to train all K-3 teachers, provide a literacy coach in all 149 elementary schools, and to establish classroom leveled libraries in all elementary schools that will help more than 48,000 children to read at or above grade level. Each classroom library, with about 500 books, costs approximately $5,000 to fund. About The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia is an independent 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization that serves as a fiscal intermediary between the private sector and the Philadelphia public education system. We are the only philanthropic organization that works directly with school leadership to align the investments of partners - private foundations, corporations and businesses, community organizations and individual donors - with the strategies that will impact the success of students attending our neighborhood public schools.? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company's THE BAND'S VISIT Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 9, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere production of the new musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek, choreography by Patrick McCollum and movement by Lee Sher. The Band's Visit began previews November 11 and opened just last night at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). (more...)

Portland Center Stage at The Armory Will Present the VISIT ASTORIA Travel Itinerary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Portland Center Stage at The Armory is using a story produced for the stage as a lens for audiences to explore a key part of U.S. history, guided by a 'Visit Astoria' travel itinerary. Consisting of three days of outlined destinations and attractions, the itinerary both educates travelers on the history surrounding Astoria, the first U.S. settlement on the West Coast, and aids in bolstering the tourism industry in Oregon. Inspired by the world premiere production of Astoria: Part One, playing at The Armory January 14 through February 12, 2017, the travel itinerary gives theater-goers and tourists alike the chance to explore the region featured in the production and gain a deeper connection with the story on stage. The 'Visit Astoria' itinerary is one of two travel itineraries - made possible in part by a grant from Travel Oregon-that were released this season as part of Portland Center Stage at The Armory'sNorthwest Stories series. (more...)

Karen Ziemba and More Tapped for KID VICTORY at Vineyard Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT, Starring Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and More, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of the new musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek, choreography by Patrick McCollum and movement by Lee Sher, has been extended an additional week in advance of officially opening this Thursday, December 8. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 4, 2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/3/2016. (more...)

Canada's CTV Recommends Belize As A Hot Travel Trend for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

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BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Succeeds in Finding The Heart of The Show
by Jude Buot - Dec 22, 2016

Almost everyone loves Christmas. Almost, since there is The Grinch and an old fellow named Ebenezer Scrooge. The latter is the main character in Charles Dickens' novel titled 'A Christmas Carol.' His story is quite popular, not just among literature fans, because it served as inspiration to some TV shows, movies, and, of course, musicals. Scrooge is the grumpy, greedy old man who had a change of heart during Christmas day, after being visited by three Ghosts of Christmas. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Award-Winner Helen Gallagher to Narrate 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Helen Gallagher has joined the cast of the previously announced 70, Girls, 70 concert at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. Ms. Gallagher, who will serve as the evening's narrator, joins a starry cast of Broadway veterans in the 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for April 17th, 2017 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

BWW Review: AN IRISH CAROL Serves Up a Pint at Keegan Theatre
by Keith Tittermary - Dec 20, 2016

Adapting Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is somewhat of a requirement for established theatre companies. There are many versions of the tale from musicals, CGI movies, radio plays, and irreverent comedies. Playwright (and Keegan Theatre Company Member) Matthew Keenan adds his version to the litany of adaptations and does so with a delightful spin in An Irish Carol. (more...)

Second Performance of 70, GIRLS, 70 Added Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for 54 Below on April 17th at 7:00pm, has added a second performance due to popular demand. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

On Sale Today! 'From Broadway With Love For Orlando' Benefit Concert Now Available as Double CD, DVD, and Blu-ray
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The sold-out concert featured all-star Broadway performances with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes Tony-Nominated Lighting Designer Japhy Weideman
by in 1: the podcast - Dec 19, 2016

Just before we say good riddance to 2016, the podcast is back with one more episode with Lighting Designer and four-time Tony Nominee Japhy Weideman. Japhy is fresh off the hit show DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and he tells us about the challenges and nuances of lighting a musical in a black void filled with projected imagery. Cory and Japhy also talk about his style and approach to lighting with examples from his work including BRIGHT STAR, THE NANCE, DEAD POET'S SOCIETY, MACBETH, and The Visit.  (more...)

Jim Brochu, Penny Worth and More Join Starry 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As previously announced, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 70, Girls, 70: In Concert. Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, The Last Session), Frank Root (42nd Street, Mack & Mabel) and Penny Worth (Irene, Annie, Grand Hotel) have joined the evening's starry cast.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2016
by - Dec 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Loni Ackerman to Lead 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 70, Girls, 70: In Concert on Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Will THE BAND'S VISIT Visit Broadway This Season?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In his latest column, MIchael Riedel of the New York Post has speculated on a Broadway future for 'The Band's Visit,' the critically acclaimed new show currently running at the Atlantic Theater, (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT Sells Out, Extends Again at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced a second extension of the critically acclaimed world premiere production of the new musical The Band's Visit. (more...)


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THE FLICK by Annie Baker Comes to Third Rail in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Set in a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, home to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state, The Flick follows the hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking stories of Sam, Avery and Rose, three mismatched employees. As they sweep up popcorn, bitch about their bosses, and critique the films that play at their ill-attended cineplex, the trio's own funny and fraught dramas play out in the empty aisles. But unlike the films that flicker from the projection booth, these dramas have real-world consequences. (more...)

Photos and Video: Sneak Peek - Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Hits the Rehearsal Studio in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Keith Tomasek, a blogger from Ontario, Canada, was recently invited to an open rehearsal for Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-bound SOUSATZKA, where he captured some great backstage moments and previews from the event. (more...)

John Travolta Stasrs in Gritty Action Western A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE, On DVD 12/27
by Movies News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

A mysterious drifter enters a forgotten town in the edgy action film, In a Valley of Violence, available now on Digital HD and on Blu-ray and DVD on December 27, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. (more...)

Iconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE to Begin This Winter at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the iconic classic drama A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington). Performances run January 6 - February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Held Over!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the extension of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

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