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Virginia Theatre (New York, NY)
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Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness (mirroring the time in which they live), they decide to throw a party to end all parties!


STAGE TUBE: Watch a Timelapse of AMAZING GRACE's Chicago Load-InSTAGE TUBE: Watch a Timelapse of AMAZING GRACE's Chicago Load-In
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith andArthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). In honor of the show's first performance tonight, check out a GoPro timelapse of the musical's load-in at the Bank of America Theatre! (more...)

World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE Begins Tonight in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & MoreWorld Premiere of AMAZING GRACE Begins Tonight in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

Sheldon Henry, Kevin McAllister & More to Star in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena StageSheldon Henry, Kevin McAllister & More to Star in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Come and dance the blues away with Five Guys Named Moe! Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootcandy, director of The Mountaintop at Arena Stage) returns to Arena Stage to direct an explosive, reimagined tribute to the 'King of the Jukebox'-legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan. This modernized production features new orchestrations for classic songs, including 'Let the Good Times Roll' and 'Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby,' and a contemporary twist on the five Moes, now a hit boy band set in 2014. This dynamic musical revue features musical direction by Darryl G. Ivey (assistant music director for original Broadway production of Five Guys Named Moe) and choreography by Byron Easley (off-Broadway's Langston in Harlem). A co-production with Cleveland Play House, Five Guys Named Moe runs November 14-December 28, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 8th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 8th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 8, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards are back with nominations open now! Plus the Jeff Awards on Monday night, three acclaimed recent openings, two shows proudly closing, three local shows that may never end, and NBC's live 'Peter Pan' is ready to fly! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala - Part OnePhoto Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala - Part One
by Walter McBride - Oct 31, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, earlier this week on October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala - Part TwoPhoto Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Oct 31, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, earlier this week on October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL Returns to London, Jan 9BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL Returns to London, Jan 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Ten years after the last known sighting, Bat Boy will return to sink his fangs into the London stage in a brand new production in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 9 January to Saturday 31 January 2015. On sale now. (more...)

Tall Tales Come to the West Coast with BIG FISH Premiere Tomorrow NightTall Tales Come to the West Coast with BIG FISH Premiere Tomorrow Night
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Opening tomorrow -- Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 2014-2015 season, reeling in the West Coast premiere of the critically acclaimed Broadway musical Big Fish, a new musical, October 31 through November 16. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside 2014 Dramatists Guild Fund Gala, Hosted by Andrew Lippa and Featuring Christine Ebersole, Kate Baldwin & MorePhoto Coverage: Inside 2014 Dramatists Guild Fund Gala, Hosted by Andrew Lippa and Featuring Christine Ebersole, Kate Baldwin & More
by Walter McBride - Oct 28, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, last night, Monday, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for theD ramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE BAND WAGON's Todd Ellison Loves the Intense Pressure of Encores! ShowsBWW Interview: THE BAND WAGON's Todd Ellison Loves the Intense Pressure of Encores! Shows
by Sally Henry - Oct 28, 2014

Conductor Todd Ellison is quite possibly one of the busiest men in the industry right now. His involvement in the fast-approaching production of THE BAND WAGON with Encores!, a Christmas concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and his own staged musical in March, only begin to scratch the surface of his hectic schedule for the next six months. Fortunately for us, he recently took the time to sit down and discuss these as well as prior engagements. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall This WinterThe Collegiate Chorale to Perform NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Andrew Lippa Hosts Tonight's Dramatists Guild Gala, Showcasing Playwrights, Lyricists and ComposersAndrew Lippa Hosts Tonight's Dramatists Guild Gala, Showcasing Playwrights, Lyricists and Composers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris joins starry line up for the Dramatists Guild Fund's annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, set for tonight, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30pm. (more...)

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK with Lance Horne Set for TonightLIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK with Lance Horne Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK at The Players with LANCE HORNE - the new concert series dedicated to presenting the best music, theater and cabaret stars along with dynamic rising talent - will take place tonight, October 27th at 8:30 PM. (more...)

All Aboard - Meet the Full Cast of THE LAST SHIP, Setting Sail Tonight on Broadway!All Aboard - Meet the Full Cast of THE LAST SHIP, Setting Sail Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 26, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey opens tonight, October 26. The Last Ship is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch the company onstage in a commercial for the show below! (more...)

AMAZING GRACE is Broadway-Bound and Seeking a TheatreAMAZING GRACE is Broadway-Bound and Seeking a Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2014

Producer Carolyn Rossi Colpeland revealed to The New York Times that she is in search of a spot on Broadway for the musical AMAZING GRACE. (more...)

Julia Murney to Join Tim Realbuto in WUNDERKIND at Joe's Pub, 11/2Julia Murney to Join Tim Realbuto in WUNDERKIND at Joe's Pub, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

JULIA MURNEY JOINS REALBUTO FOR FINAL STOP OF NYC WUNDERKIND TOUR, 11/02 AT JOE'S PUB (more...)

Joel Bassin Named Producing Artistic Director of Firehouse TheatreJoel Bassin Named Producing Artistic Director of Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Firehouse Theatre has announced the appointment of Joel Bassin as Producing Artistic Director. He will take over leadership of the theatre at the end of Artistic Director Jase Smith's term in January 2015. Joel is the current Chair of Theatre at Hunter College in New York City. (more...)

BWW Interviews: John Frederick - Reno Renaissance ManBWW Interviews: John Frederick - Reno Renaissance Man
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Oct 24, 2014

It's really interesting to me in any kind of Shakespeare how people speak in definites, when there's no way to know them. This one seems to be one that actors hold very near and dear to their hearts. Some people are into the superstition and it's bad luck to say the title, but to me, it's just a frickin' word. It's funny to me. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Christian Borle, Laura Osnes & More Set for Humane Society Benefit BEST IN SHOWS, 11/9Sutton Foster, Christian Borle, Laura Osnes & More Set for Humane Society Benefit BEST IN SHOWS, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening to benefit the Humane Society of New York will feature Broadway stars including Sutton Foster, Laura Osnes, Christian Borle, Hugh Panaro, Taylor Richardson, John Bolton and Julia Murney, on November 9 at New World Stages. Hosted and with Music Direction by Seth Rudetsky, Best in Shows will be presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni. (more...)

Review Roundup: AMAZING GRACE in Chicago- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: AMAZING GRACE in Chicago- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 22, 2014

Broadway In Chicago opened the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE last night, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

Gregory Haney, Marc Kudisch, Telly Leung & More to Workshop New Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL in NYC Next MonthGregory Haney, Marc Kudisch, Telly Leung & More to Workshop New Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL in NYC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?The new musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL is currently undergoing a New York workshop, concluding with invited rehearsals for industry members on November 6 and 7. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, November 21–December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). The company opening is scheduled for Friday, November 28. The official press opening will follow on Saturday, November 29. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris Joins Next Week's Dramatists Guild Fund BenefitTony Winner Michael Cerveris Joins Next Week's Dramatists Guild Fund Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris will join starry line up for the Dramatists Guild Fund's annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, set for Monday, October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30pm. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 22nd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 22nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 22, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. We've got Halloween offerings 'Musical Of The Living Dead,' 'Witches Among Us,' 'Bewildered!' and more, 'The Wild Party' and 'Parade,' plus brief appearaces by'Bells Are Ringing' and 'The Color Purple,' Duncan Sheik in concert and a review of 'Edges' at Davenport's! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in Highlights of the World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in ChicagoBWW TV: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in Highlights of the World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

BWW Reports: The 7th Annual 2014 RTCC AWARDS Are PresentedBWW Reports: The 7th Annual 2014 RTCC AWARDS Are Presented
by Bruce Levy - Oct 20, 2014

The seventh annual Richmond Theater Critics Circle Awards were presented Sunday night...and the awards went to... (more...)

BWW Interview: WICKED's Lauren Haughton Talks DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' BENEFIT for BC/EFA and the Actors FundBWW Interview: WICKED's Lauren Haughton Talks DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' BENEFIT for BC/EFA and the Actors Fund
by Alan Henry - Oct 19, 2014

The Actors' Fund of Canada and members of the National Touring Companies of WICKED and THE BOOK OF MORMON will host DON'T STOP BELIEVIN', an evening of song and dance, at the Panasonic Theatre on Monday, October 27. The performance starts at 8:00 PM with the VIP Plus reception beginning at 6:30 PM. The Panasonic Theatre is located at 651 Yonge Street, Toronto. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and the Actors' Fund of Canada. (more...)

World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Opens, 10/19World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Opens, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that the Pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement ofAmazing Grace, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book byChristopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), opens this Sunday, October 19 at 6PM at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe). Amazing Grace will play Chicago throughSunday, November 2. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACESTAGE TUBE: Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2014

Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Josh Young speaks about his role as John Newton in the upcoming world premiere of Amazing Grace. Recorded at Scott Lehrer Studios, NYC. All content Copyright © 2014 Christopher Smith. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in ChicagoPhoto Flash: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Broadway In Chicago presents the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics byChristopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith andArthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winnerChristopher Gattelli (Newsies). Check out a first look below! (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) is proud to announce final casting for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Michael Cassara Casting serves as the resident casting office for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Online Festival registration ends Friday, October 17. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Rachel Bay Jones to Join Sutton Foster, Christian Borle & More at Humane Society BenefitTituss Burgess, Rachel Bay Jones to Join Sutton Foster, Christian Borle & More at Humane Society Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Tituss Burgess and Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin) will join Sutton Foster, Laura Osnes, Christian Borle, Hugh Panaro, Taylor Richardson, John Bolton and Julia Murney in Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening to benefit the Humane Society of New York on November 9 at New World Stages. Hosted and with Music Direction by Seth Rudetsky, Best in Shows will be presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lindsay Mendez and More in NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New MusicalsPhoto Flash: Lindsay Mendez and More in NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, presented by the National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT), kicked off with THE 46TH MINUTE, a concert hosted by Lindsay Mendez and featuring performances by Heidi Blickenstaff, Doreen Montalvo, Mamie Parris, Bryce Ryness, and more. Musical presentations started October 23 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) and included Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton. The Festival concluded on October 24, 2014. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Reviews: 2 Snaps for KAT's THE ADDAMS FAMILYBWW Reviews: 2 Snaps for KAT's THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Itai Yasur - Nov 3, 2014

With a strong cast and surprising production values, KAT's THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a smile inducing, laugh-fest the brings cheese, heart, and a high-energy score to Kensington Town Center. (more...)

The Music Theatre Company's 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE! Begins 12/4The Music Theatre Company's 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE! Begins 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

?The Music Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, featuring four 15-minute musicals originally written and rehearsed in just 48 hours by Scotty Arnold, Diana Lawrence, Michael Mahler and J. Oconer Navarro plus the world premiere of a 20-minute musical by Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Chicagoland native Billy Corgan. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning TonightTonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, running tonight, November 21, through December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). (more...)

Taye Diggs Joins Cast of Topher Grace's Upcoming Musical Comedy ONE SHOTTaye Diggs Joins Cast of Topher Grace's Upcoming Musical Comedy ONE SHOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Taye Diggs is set to get back to his musical roots. (more...)

Scoop: Audra McDonald, Marc Kudisch, Carolee Carmello, Will Swenson & More Star in Reading of LaChiusa's RAINScoop: Audra McDonald, Marc Kudisch, Carolee Carmello, Will Swenson & More Star in Reading of LaChiusa's RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

This just in! The Old Globe will hold a developmental reading of the new musical Rain, with book by Sybille Pearson (Baby, Giant), music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant, Marie Christine), based on the short story 'Rain' by W. Somerset Maugham, and directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. (more...)

World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Closes TodayWorld Premiere of AMAZING GRACE with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

The pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), closes today, Nov. 2, at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe). AMAZING GRACE opened Oct. 19 in Chicago. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/1-11/2/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/1-11/2/2014
by - Nov 2, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 2, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala; Watch Highlights of Ebersole, Cerveris, Gleason, Zien & More!BWW TV: Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala; Watch Highlights of Ebersole, Cerveris, Gleason, Zien & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, earlier this week on October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago's PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION Begins 1/15 at Victory GardensBailiwick Chicago's PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION Begins 1/15 at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

On the heels of its wildly-successful production of The Wild Party, Bailiwick Chicago is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the world premiere of the fierce new play PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION by Resident Playwright Aaron Holland*, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown*, playing January 15 - February 21, 2015 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 21, 2014 at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press opening is Friday, January 23 at 8 pm. (more...)

THE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This WinterTHE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

59E59 Theaters and Strangemen & Co., in association with Robb Nanus and Rachel Sussman, present the return engagement of The Woodsman to 59E59 Theaters, Theater B (59 East 59 Street between Park and Madison Avenues). Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen, with associate direction by Devin Dunne Cannon. The Woodsman begins performances Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and opens Sunday, January 18, 2015. The Woodsman will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. The exclusive 59E59 Member presale begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 and tickets will be on sale to the general public on Friday, December 5, 2014. (more...)

The Music Theatre Company to Present THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, 12/4-14The Music Theatre Company to Present THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, 12/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Music Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, featuring four 15-minute musicals originally written and rehearsed in just 48 hours by Scotty Arnold, Diana Lawrence, Michael Mahler and J. Oconer Navarro plus the world premiere of a 20-minute musical by Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Chicagoland native Billy Corgan. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present NOT THE MESSIAH with Eric Idle at Carnegie Hall This WinterThe Collegiate Chorale to Present NOT THE MESSIAH with Eric Idle at Carnegie Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 12th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 12th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 12, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award nominations are announced, Lyric presents 'Porgy' and 'Carousel,' 'Camelot' opens, 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Annie' return, 'Annie' and 'Ani' hit screens, parodies of 'Guffman,' the Merman/Mormon thing, Rudolph and Tupperware, and a suburban 'Garden!' (more...)

The BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations for 2014 Are Announced: CST's ROAD SHOW, Hypocrites' ALL OUR TRAGIC, Big Noise's RAGTIME, Goodman and More Lead the Way!The BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations for 2014 Are Announced: CST's ROAD SHOW, Hypocrites' ALL OUR TRAGIC, Big Noise's RAGTIME, Goodman and More Lead the Way!
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is proud once again to announce the nominations for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, Chicago's only comprehensive, fan-voted theater awards, now in our 5th fantastic year. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: 14 Hours at the National Theater InstituteBWW Exclusive: 14 Hours at the National Theater Institute
by National Theater Institute - Nov 10, 2014

Today, Risk Again! takes a look at that 'singular schedule' in the photo gallery below! Last Tuesday at NTI featured 19 classes and 11 faculty members, all master teachers or industry professionals, who come to the O'Neill every week and share their talents with the students of the NTI Semester, NTI-Advanced Directing, and National Music Theater Institute. (more...)

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