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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public TheaterPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 29, 2014

Last night, October 28, The Public Theater officially opens FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3).The complete cast features Sterling K. Brown (Hero); Louis Cancelmi (Smith); Peter Jay Fernandez (Oldest Old Man); Jeremie Harris (Homer); Russell G. Jones (Leader, Runaway); Jenny Jules (Penny); Ken Marks (Colonel); Jacob Ming-Trent (Fourth, Odyssey Dog); Tonye Patano (Third Runaway); and Julian Rozzell Jr. (Second Runaway). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (Parts 1, 2 & 3) Opens at the PublicReview Roundup: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (Parts 1, 2 & 3) Opens at the Public
by Review Roundups - Oct 28, 2014

Tonight, October 28, The Public Theater officially opens Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Opens Tonight at The Public TheaterFATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Tonight, October 28, The Public Theater officially opens FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3). (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from tonight, October 28 - December 7, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Public Theater's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1,2 & 3)Photo Flash: First Look at Public Theater's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1,2 & 3)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Public Theater is currently presenting Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), featuring Sterling K. Brown (Hero); Louis Cancelmi(Smith); Peter Jay Fernandez (Oldest Old Man); Jeremie Harris (Homer); Russell G. Jones (Leader, Runaway); Jenny Jules (Penny); Ken Marks (Colonel); Jacob Ming-Trent(Fourth, Odyssey Dog); Tonye Patano (Third Runaway); andJulian Rozzell Jr. (Second Runaway). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (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...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterSuzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The first preview is tonight, October 14, at The Public Theater for Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3). (more...)

FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Begins Next Week at The Public TheaterFATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Begins Next Week at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Tickets to the first preview on Tuesday, October 14 are free and available by lottery in The Public Theater lobby and by TodayTix mobile app. Member tickets, starting at $40, and single tickets, starting at $60, are available now by calling (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. The Library at The Public is open nightly for food and drinks, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and Joe's Pub at The Public continues to offer some of the best music in the city. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Public Theater announced a two-week extension today for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) began previews on Tuesday, October 14 in the Anspacher Theater and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 16. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 30. (more...)

Primal Forces Productions Presents Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY, Now thru 12/21Primal Forces Productions Presents Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY, Now thru 12/21
by Carol Kassie - Nov 29, 2014

East New York, Brooklyn: Nina's estranged father, a former black revolutionary, reappears after many years to obtain a piece of her deceased mother's legacy. A powerful story of one woman's journey from a brutal existence to her own liberation, Sunset Baby is an energetic, daring look at the point where the personal and political collide. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Affords a Conflicted Look at the African American Male at None Too FragileBWW Reviews: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Affords a Conflicted Look at the African American Male at None Too Fragile
by Roy Berko - Nov 26, 2014

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Meet the Team Behind ALMOST, MAINE at The Hudson MainStage: Martin Papazian, Christopher Amitrano & Peter BreitmayerMeet the Team Behind ALMOST, MAINE at The Hudson MainStage: Martin Papazian, Christopher Amitrano & Peter Breitmayer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Introducing the passionate and winning team behind the impressive cast of ALMOST, MAINE at The Hudson MainStage. Martin Papazian (Director), Christopher Amitrano, and Peter Breitmayer, are all producing partners behind this Holiday fan favorite, set to open in a limited engagement on December 5th, 2014 (more...)

BWW Interviews: ERIC L. WILLIAMS, A Life in the TheatreBWW Interviews: ERIC L. WILLIAMS, A Life in the Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 24, 2014

Eric L. Williams is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, who calls himself "an eternal student of his craft": acting. Most recently, he was onstage in Lakewood Theatre's production of The Outsiders, but he's also performed in a wide variety of works including Oedipus Rex, Jitney, The Dance on Widow's Row, Macbeth, Fool for Love and The Face of Emmett Till. Among other recent performances, he's had roles in Life to Come, Romeo and Juliet and Pulpits. In addition to acting, Williams writes and directs stage and film projects, and when he not onstage or in front of a camera, he's a blogger, internet marketer and web developer. (more...)

Tracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Tops TCG's Best-Selling Books of 2014 ListTracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Tops TCG's Best-Selling Books of 2014 List
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

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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...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater brings its uplifting production of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol to The Pabst Theater this December. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present IN THE ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAYBrown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present IN THE ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The Brown University/Trinity Repertory MFA Program is thrilled to present Brown alum Sarah Ruhl's Tony Award-nominated play. In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, directed by Flordelino Lagundino ('15), which opens December 4th. The play explores the way late-nineteenth century society viewed sexuality, femininity and technology. In the Next Room will run from December 4-13 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence, RI. General admission is $12 with a discounted price of $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at trinityrep.com. Audiences should note this production contains mature subject matter and adult language. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Public Theater announced a second extension for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) will now run through Sunday, December 7. It was originally scheduled to close on November 16 and extended the first time through November 30. (more...)

Lowell Byers Leads PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, Beginning Tonight at The Old GlobeLowell Byers Leads PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

The Old Globe teams with the University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program to present William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running tonight, November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Primal Forces Productions to Present Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY, 11/29-12/21Primal Forces Productions to Present Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY, 11/29-12/21
by Carol Kassie - Nov 11, 2014

East New York, Brooklyn: Nina's estranged father, a former black revolutionary, reappears after many years to obtain a piece of her deceased mother's legacy. A powerful story of one woman's journey from a brutal existence to her own liberation, Sunset Baby is an energetic, daring look at the point where the personal and political collide. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present DETROIT '67, 3/17-4/5Ensemble Theatre to Present DETROIT '67, 3/17-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Dust off your eight-track stereo and join Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati for the hippest after-hours joint in town with the regional premiere of Detroit '67! Playwright Dominique Morisseau introduces audiences to a a dynamic brother and sister as they host rockin' parties and fight to keep their home (and their future) out of the ashes during the 1967 Detroit riots. Records, raids, and riveting drama take the stage for this sizzling production, playing March 17-April 5, 2015. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Amy Morton Set to Direct Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Atlantic Theater CompanyAmy Morton Set to Direct Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has just announced that Tony Award® nominated actor and director Amy Morton will stage the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize® finalist Rajiv Joseph's play Guards at the Taj, starring Tony Award® nominated actors Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

Annual Women Playwrights Series at Centenary Stage Company Launches with FUTURAMA, 4/8Annual Women Playwrights Series at Centenary Stage Company Launches with FUTURAMA, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The 23nd annual Women Playwrights Series at the Centenary Stage Company will launch on April 8 with "Futurama", by Samantha Charlip, presented at 7:30 PM in the Lackland Center. (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Next spring, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe, and Savion Glover will team up to collaborate on SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. Starring Audra McDonald as the 1920's star Lottie Gee, directed by George C. Wolfe -- with a book written by Wolfe -- and choreographed by Savion Glover, the musical marks the first time that the writer/director and choreographer will have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Previews will begin Monday, March 14, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tonight, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tomorrow night Thursday, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are honored to welcome Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director Billy Porter to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - Friday, January 30 (8 p.m.); Saturday, January 31 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, February 1 (7 p.m.). Porter will perform songs from his new critically acclaimed album, "Billy's Back on Broadway," as well some of his other favorites! (more...)

A.R.T. Cancels 1/27 Performance of 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS'A.R.T. Cancels 1/27 Performance of 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) has announced that the January 27 at 7:30PM performance of 'Father Comes Home From The Wars' has been canceled due to the storm. (more...)

LET'S PLAY PLAY Comes to FRIGID New York, 2/18-3/7LET'S PLAY PLAY Comes to FRIGID New York, 2/18-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Frigid New York presents A PowerOut production: Let's Play Play, written by Ben Ferber and directed by Todd Brian Backus. The production plays Feb 18th - Mar 7th, 2015. (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 LineupBilly Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (more...)

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars NovaHAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) is an innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept and the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with an opening night set for tonight, January 12, 2015 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter Developing TV Series About Black, Gay Friends Living in HarlemTony Winner Billy Porter Developing TV Series About Black, Gay Friends Living in Harlem
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

In a new interview with New York's Daily News, Tony Award winner Billy Porter reveals that he is developing a TV series that would follow 'big-city tribulations of a group of friends who are black, gay and in their 40s' living in Harlem. (more...)

Jobsite Theater to Stage Sharr White's ANNAPURNA, 4/29-5/24Jobsite Theater to Stage Sharr White's ANNAPURNA, 4/29-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Jobsite Theater is proud to offer the southeastern United States premiere of Sharr White's hilarious and heartfelt meditation on love and loss, Annapurna, which plays April 29 - May 24, 2015, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Brandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River TheaterBrandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run April 11-May 3, 2015, with the opening night on April 17, 2015. Single tickets starting at $20 are now available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine is sponsored by lead sponsor WBGO Jazz 88.3FM and WBGO.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Counter-Productions Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOGPhoto Flash: First Look at Counter-Productions Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company will Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Topdog/Underdog' February 27-March 8 at AS220's Blackbox. For more information visit:https://www.facebook.com/events/336512793211203 (more...)

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents TOPDOG/UNDERDOGCounter-Productions Theatre Company Presents TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company is proud to present Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Topdog/Underdog' February 27-March 8 at AS220's Blackbox. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Billy Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars NovaBilly Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) will premiere at Theater 511 at Ars Nova in the New Year. This innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept is the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with preview performances beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015, with an opening night set for Monday, January 12, 2015. (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Tops Time's Best Plays and Musicals of 2014'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Tops Time's Best Plays and Musicals of 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is number one while Broadway's The Cripple of Inishmaan and Rocky also nab spots on the list. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of Billy Porter in THE HUMBLING with Al PacinoSTAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of Billy Porter in THE HUMBLING with Al Pacino
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2014

The Humbling, starring Tony winner Billy Porter, is a 2014 erotic comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Buck Henry and Michal Zebede, based on the 2009 novel, The Humbling, written by Philip Roth. The film also stars Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin and Mandy Patinkin.Below, check out a sneak peek of Porter in action! (more...)

Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko kicks off 2015 with a bang with an exciting lineup of artists, including Tony Award winner Billy Porter; actress, feminist and activist Kathy Najimy; world-renowned artist Vonda Shepard; Broadway star Constantine Maroulis; and the dynamic cabaret duo Amy and Freddy. Additional artists will be added at a later date. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling ?866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins TonightMilwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater brings its uplifting production of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol to The Pabst Theater this December. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLSRattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkins and directed by Leah Gardiner, will extend one week through Saturday, December 20, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. (Pitbulls had originally been scheduled to close on December 13.) (more...)

BWW Interviews: Brandon J. Dirden in YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River TheaterBWW Interviews: Brandon J. Dirden in YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 6, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Brandon J. Dirden who will star in 'Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine' written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The show will be on stage at Two River Theater from April 11th to May 3rd. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - PBS's BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL Preview Clips!VIDEO: First Look - PBS's BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL Preview Clips!
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

On Friday, April 3rd, PBS's Live From Lincoln Center will present BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in which the versatile Tony Award winner proves why he's one of Broadway's best-loved performers. (more...)

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